February 28, 2010
Al Gore: Redeem Human Sins via Carbon Trading
In today's NYTimes, former Vice President Al Gore weighs in on the global warming debate by asserting that a scientific consensus on the issue has been achieved, despite minor problems with data manipulation which resulted from "make-work demands from climate skeptics."
In three pages, Gore repeatedly blames unrestrained exploitive capitalism for the impending demise of the planet. The answer to the climate crisis, he says, is cap and trade legislation enacted immediately to stave off unimaginable calamity.
And for a quotable nugget regarding cap and trade, Gore provides:
From the standpoint of governance, what is at stake is our ability to use the rule of law as an instrument of human redemption.So, if cap and trade is not passed, humankind will not be redeemed. That's right. To free humankind from the bondage of sins, legislation capping and trading carbon credits is required.
Mr. Gore seemingly imagines himself as providing the path to redemption for all people. Quite theological, eh?
In any event, Mr. Gore's piece is largely three pages of attacks on capitalism and questionable scientific and economic assertions apparently pulled out of thin air before concluding with a The-End-Is-Near plea for cap and trade legislation. In other words, the piece is pretty much the same old shoe polish.
Video of Taliban commander leaves fate unclear(Hakimullah Mehsud)
Who is kidding who....they release another tape from Hakimullah Mehsud WITHOUT a date as to when it was taped or any proof of life(Hint to Taliban:Get him to hold a newspaper with that days date on it...)
DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan — The Pakistani Taliban released a video of their militant chief, Hakimullah Mehsud, but his taped comments fail to prove he survived a U.S. missile strike earlier this year.We're still calling BS.
U.S. and Pakistani officials have become increasingly confident that the brash militant commander died of wounds from a drone-fired missile in mid-January, but the Pakistani Taliban have denied he was killed.
At the same time, the militants have said they felt no responsibility to definitively prove he's alive.
Islamist Cancer Metastasizing in UK's Labour Party
Hardline Islamist fundamentalist radicals are quietly infiltrating political parties in the United Kingdom with the aim of transforming British society and implementing sharia law. From the Telegraph:
The Islamic Forum of Europe (IFE) — which believes in jihad and sharia law, and wants to turn Britain and Europe into an Islamic state — has placed sympathisers in elected office and claims, correctly, to be able to achieve “mass mobilisation” of voters.The IFE has been sucking up UK government funds:
Speaking to The Sunday Telegraph, Jim Fitzpatrick, the Environment Minister, said the IFE had become, in effect, a secret party within Labour and other political parties.
We have established that the group and its allies were awarded more than £10 million of taxpayers’ money, much of it from government funds designed to “prevent violent extremism”.And anti-Iraq war lunatic George Galloway has been exposed as an Islamist shill:
IFE leaders were recorded expressing opposition to democracy, support for sharia law or mocking black people. The IFE organised meetings with extremists, including Taliban allies, a man named by the US government as an “unindicted co-conspirator” in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, and a man under investigation by the FBI for his links to the September 11 attacks.
George Galloway, a London MP, admitted in recordings obtained by this newspaper that his surprise victory in the 2005 election owed more to the IFE “than it would be wise – for them – for me to say, adding that they played a “decisive role” in his triumph at the polls.An honorable man would resign rather than continue on as a Quisling.
Video: "Crossing The Line: The Infitada Comes To Campus"
Must see vid.
At universities across America, criticism of Israel's policies turns into something much more disturbing.Click image for video.
All Your Cyber-Jihad Are Belong to US
The Ansar al-Mujahideen forums are totally compromised, and have been for about a year and a half.
Make your time.
Hat Tip: World Wide Global Zionist Khinspiracy.
Its not what you think.
Hat Tip: Scott.
Marie Osmond's Son Passes Away
"My family and I are devastated and in deep shock by the tragic loss of our dear Michael and ask that everyone respect our privacy during this difficult time," Osmond said in the statement.As you wish.
Donny Osmond, Blosil's uncle, told Entertainment Tonight: "Please pray for my sister and her family."
We are all Mohareb
I like the Shia music better than the Sunni, but that may just be because the Shia have music. The Sunni vids just have that one guy yodeling, what do they call it? Nasheed.
Oh oh, they are so going to get a Fatwa.
February 27, 2010
ATTN YouTube User Californiaboy626: Are You REALLY A U.S. Soldier? Why Did You Make Fun Of Daniel Pearls Beheading?(UPDATE)
UPDATE: The scum closed his account, apparently the heat was too much for him. He left this message at my account:
Californianboy626 (2 hours ago)I also have the moon to sell him CHEAP...
Am serving with FFL French Foreign Legion,and French reservist,soon I will deploy with them .
Army infantry 34th division
UPDATE 2: Wow, this guy certainly is a teller of tall tales.
Afghanistan War+More Troops = CatastropheCalifornianboy626
February 16th, 2010 at 11:14 Log in to Reply
no were not going to leave afghanistan ,If the U.S. leave i’ll simply get out of the army and go to france and join the French Foreign Legion, and fight the taliban if I have to,but its not the taliban we should worry so much on,its al-qaeda they are the ones who like to travel and cause chaos.
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I commented on this vid F**k Israel[I censored the F word] and received several nasty replies from this so called US soldier. The Daniel Pearl comment was too much to take without exposing this so called US soldier.
Here is his YouTube channel:
Video: Our Guns
[Lisa Mei]Was asked by a friend to write a song for possible use at an upcoming 2nd Amendment March in Washington DC.
AlQaeda Linked Abu Sayyaf Terrorists Kill 11 In Philippines
There go those misunderstanders of Islam again.
Al-Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf militants killed 11 people in the southern Philippines on Saturday, officials said, hours after government officials rescued two hostages. The group stormed the town of Maluso on Basilan island before dawn, killing 10 civilians, including a baby girl, and a government militiaman.Baby girl? Wow, she must have been a threat....bastages.
With any luck the coming TSUNAMI will drown the terrorists, leaving the innocents safe.
To Robert Spencer
From the evil Zionist at Jawa Report.
How old are you anyway?
Video: Ah Paris: A Hezbollah Rally In Front Of The Louvre Museum
Those darn youths are at it again.[anonymoused].
h/t Andrew & Kfi
Interweb Archives: Yousef al Khattab Remarries
Jewish convert to Islam Yousef (Joseph Cohen) al Khattab as a happy groom:
Upon hearing this news, Joey's fugly ole ex-lady said this:
No wonder he moved out of the country.
NYC: Amputee Arrested in Alleged Bomb Attempt – Harlem Station
Gee, this was
all over the news yesterday, no wonder I missed it.
An amputee missing both legs was arrested Thursday after police said he was wheeled into a busy New York City train station and planted a bomb.Debbie Schlussel has more - nothing to see here, move along.
Police found the bomb before it could detonate, but the discovery interrupted regional train lines briefly and closed the station for several hours.
The alleged device—a bag of small explosives wrapped in shotgun shells, along with bullets, glue, lug nuts, pens and a ruler—was left in a waiting area at a station in Harlem. Police later surveyed security videos to identify suspects including, Roosevelt Terry, the amputee.
Breaking: 8.8 Earthquake Hits Chile
Quake hit at 3:30 am. Early reports say 82 have been killed.
According to US Geological Survey (AOL News)
The U.S. Geological Survey put the temblor at an 8.8-magnitude, with two dozen aftershocks in the hours afterward, including one that was 6.9-magnitude. A quake of magnitude 8 or above is considered a "great" earthquake that can cause "tremendous damage," according to the USGS Web site. By comparison, the earthquake that devastated Haiti's capital last month was rated a magnitude 7.0.My thoughts and prayers for those affected by this terrible disaster.
Because the scale is exponential, today's seismic event was about 500 times more powerful than the one in Haiti. How much damage an earthquake actually makes depends not only on magnitude but also on depth, local geology, population density and building codes.
"This quake is much larger [than in Haiti], and it's occurring in an area that has a history of generating large quakes in the past," Randy Baldwin, a geophysicist at the National Earthquake Information Center in Colorado, told AOL News. "I don't know if that [history] ultimately affected building codes [in Chile]. It's hard to project damage at this early stage."
A tsunami warning is in effect for neighboring countries of Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama and Costa Rica as well as farther-flung Hawaii, Australia, Russia and Pacific nations. A tsunami advisory was issued for the coast of California and an Alaskan coastal area from Kodiak to Attu islands, The Associated Press reported.
Each According to His Need
Bhwaahahaaa! I guess the central committee decided Hugo didn't need lights or a PA.
New Somali envoy Abukar Arman, HuffPo blogger and CAIR official, urges amnesty for Al-Shabaab terrorists***UPDATED***Columbus Dispatch gives his extremism the airbrush treatment
It seems the new Somali envoy to the US, Abukar Arman, is a big Al-Shabaab enthusiast. Arman has lived in the US for nearly 30 years, but is still a Somali citizen.
Arman has also moonlighted as a blogger at the Huffington Post. Just two months ago, before being appointed to the envoy position, Arman wrote an article where he urged amnesty for Al-Shabaab terrorists:
Fifth, offer confidence-building amnesty to key individual players who are on the US terrorist list, as these lists further radicalize people.
In 2006, Abukar Arman hailed the takeover by the Islamic Courts Union, "the best thing that happened to Somalia in the past 16 years." He is also a supporter of Hamas, writing on his personal blog a post entitled, "Hamas victory is a victory for democracy and peace!" And as Rusty noted back a few weeks ago, Arman is also an open advocate of the imposition of shariah law.
Prior to being named envoy for a foreign government, Arman was the president of CAIR-Columbus, the same group that was banned last year from speaking at the Columbus Police Academy after warnings from counterterrorism officials about the group's extremist ties.
But don't worry. The Columbus Dispatch assured its readers a while ago that Abukar Arman was not a terrorist. To their credit, the Dispatch editorial page editor took Arman to the woodshed in an editorial on Arman's attempts to suppress the free speech of critics.
UPDATE: No sooner had I published this then I did a search only to find that "reporter" Mark Ferenchik at the Columbus Dispatch published an article today giving the airbrush treatment to Arman's extremist views and his demands for amnesty for Al-Shabaab terrorists. Instead we're treated to the "moderate" Muslim and "interfaith" leader narrative. The one source for Mr. Ferenchik's article? One of Abukar Arman's friends and business partner. He notes in his article that Arman worked for the Columbus Public Schools, but forgets to mention that he was fired by the school district as soon as his extremist views were exposed.
Has the Ohio media turned Stalinist or something, where they just airbrush out anything controversial related to their Islamist friends? Apparently so. But considering the treatment that fellow reporter Meredith "Hijab" Heagney gave to the Rifqa Bary story, no one should be surprised.
Iowahawk: "Come On America, Let's Take The Fight Outta Toyota"
Click image for more on "Take that Tojo"
Olympic Shame? Hell No!
Does anyone else think this is not only fine, but f*cking cool?
And she's kinda hot.
17 Yrs Ago Today The World Trade Center Was Bombed
Today, Debra Burlingame, board member of Keep America Safe, released the following statement on behalf of the organization to mark the 17th anniversary of the 1993 World Trade Center attack.Sadly, the Obama administration policies are returning us to a 9/10 mindset.
“On this day, 17 years ago, the World Trade Center was attacked when an Islamist cell ignited a 1,500 pound car bomb in the underground garage of the north tower. Six people and a seven- month-old unborn baby boy were killed and thousands were injured. The perpetrators were Ramzi Yousef and a handful of others, including Yousef’s uncle, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who allegedly provided financing for the plot.
“Former federal prosecutor Andrew C. McCarthy wrote about our counterterrorism posture at the time in his important book, Willful Blindness: ‘In 1993, the United States Department of Justice was not merely the point of America’s counterterrorist spear. It was the spear. Period. The enemy was at war. Jihadists made that exquisitely clear, in word as well as deed. Our response was to call not the Marines, but the prosecutors.’
“We now know how well that worked out. The 1996 Khobar Towers attack, 19 killed; the 1998 East Africa embassy bombings, 225 killed; the 2000 USS Cole attack, 17 killed; September 11, 2001, 2,973 killed. [ more]
Anti-Semitic YouTube User "unitedkingdomofjudea" Is Teh Ghey(UPDATED)
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Meet this shit head that won't let me comment on his channel.
What a coward, even lists a fake website.
If you so choose, stop by his channel and say Hi
UPDATE: He/she/it is still there and apparently has decided to shut down comments on his channel. I took a couple screen shots earlier:
Click to enlarge:
This is what it looks like now:
West Point CTC Sentinel: "A Beacon for Extremists: The Ansar al-Mujahideen Web Forum"
The Counter Terrorism Center at West Point has released the February 2010 edition of the "Sentinel" Journal, featuring a new paper that I have written on the subject of the Ansar al-Mujahideen web forum, and the linked problem of English-speaking jihadists on the Internet. An excerpt from the paper:[..more]Yes, as long time readers of Jawa know, we are well aware of the forum, we have infiltrated it. [anonymouse] as well as other forums.
Anti-CIA Democrats FAIL
Update on dirty deeds: While You Are Distracted by the Summit, Obama Democrats Are Targeting the CIA
The House Democratic leadership stopped a vote Thursday night on the $50 billion classified intelligence budget after Republicans mounted a campaign against one of its provisions to ban degrading treatment of detainees and some moderate Democrats indicated they would not vote for the bill.h/t Evil Zionist entity - Keep America Safe
The Republican lawmakers, led by Rep. Pete Hoekstra, Michigan Republican, opposed what they saw as backdoor legislation that would impose fines and prison terms on intelligence officers who abuse captured terrorism suspects.
A Democratic House aide told The Washington Times that the leadership supported the amendment and urged the House Rules Committee to place it in a slate of provisions to the bill known as a managers amendment.
The Teabagging Killer Whale Plot Thickens
In what could prove to be a devastating follow-up to yesterday’s photo of the killer killer whale Tilikum at a tea-party rally, Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs has unearthed a photo of the beleaguered mammal at a John Birch Society gathering.
In Other Mujahideen News..
“Either the White House doesn’t read the newspaper or simply doesn’t care, but naming Andy Stern as a member of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility doesn’t pass the laugh test,” said Katie Packer, the group's executive director.[Workforce Fairness Institute]
Looks Like the Taliban Webmaster is Having a Bad Day
Yes Adil it was me....again.
Thanks to Piradius.net.
Bonus! Email a terrorist, rub it in.
They are back on, but VERY SLOW.
Allah: Attention Mujahideen, I Am Out Of Virgins Please Exit Stage Left
Via The Lede-NYT
As my colleague Alissa Rubin reports from Afghanistan, police officials in Kabul said that at least 18 people, many of them Indian nationals, were killed on Friday in suicide and car bomb attacks on two guesthouses popular with foreigners in the center of the Afghan capital.Prayers for those affected by this tragedy.
The car bomb exploded outside a guesthouse popular with Indians while a team of attackers that included suicide bombers stormed another guesthouse frequented by Britons and Americans, starting a firefight with Afghan security forces that lasted for more than 90 minutes.
Meanwhile, 20 Taliban have work accidents recently and are bummed, literally, by Allah's announcement.
Official Beer Of The Taliban
Thanks to Abu Salah at Ansar al-Mujahideen for passing on this info. I was under the assumption that those guys didn't drink alcohol, but he says once they are back to camp....some crazy shiat goes down, for sure. A few of these wonderful beers and the dung punching begins with ruthless disregard for scarred rectal tissue. He says they need a mop to clean up afterward because it looks like somebody had a fight with water balloons filled with chocolate pudding. Weird Salah, very weird!
Good News: Hamas Flourishes in London
This is a must read report published by the Intelligence and Terror Information Center outlining the growing influence of Hamas in London - including a publication aimed at children.For more than a decade, Britain (especially London) has been a focus for Hamas’ political, propaganda and even legal activities in Europe. As far as Hamas is concerned, such activities have been successful and produced results. In fact, in recent years, Hamas, with Muslim Brotherhood support, has managed to take over a considerable portion of the Palestinian discourse in Britain
My friend went to Dubai
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Proceeds will go to the Global Zionist Khinspiracy.
Hat Tip: Rodik.
Islam's Crazy Old Aunt In The Attic Is Gonna Put A Jihad On You
Ka-Daffy, he's like the Jelly Of The Month Club. The gift that keeps on giving all year 'round.
RIPOLI, Libya — Libya's leader called for a jihad, or holy war, against Switzerland on Thurday because of its ban on mosque minarets — escalating a long-running diplomatic feud between the two countries.
Hey, Switzerland, blame France and Spain. They wouldn't let us fly in their airspace when we tried to whack this clown in the '80s.
At any rate, good on the Swiss for sticking to their guns.
Military Pep Talk In Iraq
Language warning, of course
Radio Barack Obama
Organizing for America, just helping out the folks who can't think think for themselves
Social Media All the Rage for Islamist Fascists
The Muslim Brotherhood's social media campaign. They even have a YouTube account!
Crowder: 9 Yrs Later and WTC Still a Pit
UPDATE: oops, Howie posted this already. But in my own defense I'm a) sick b) heading off to a conference tonight for the weekend c) Crowder just emailed me the link.
Also, I grow tired of your criticisms. Banned!
The Health Care Summit - Star Wars Bar Scene
Obama May Prohibit Home-Loan Foreclosures Without HAMP Review
Isn't this interferring in a private contract?
- The Obama administration may expand efforts to ease the housing crisis by banning all foreclosures on home loans unless they have been screened and rejected by the government’s Home Affordable Modification Program.
The proposal, reviewed by lenders last week on a White House conference call, “prohibits referral to foreclosure until borrower is evaluated and found ineligible for HAMP or reasonable contact efforts have failed,” according to a Treasury Department document outlining the plan.
“It is one of the many ideas under consideration in the administration’s ongoing housing stabilization efforts,” Treasury spokeswoman Meg Reilly said in an e-mail. “This proposal has not been approved and there are no immediate planned announcements on the issue.”
On the bright side....no more mortgage payments. I'm wanting my free flying car.
Attn: Media Matters' Eric Boehlert
You sure spend a lot of time reading Jawa Report.
Thanks again for the traffic. That's like three times you've linked us in less than a month. We're growing fat off the crazy blog money.
He also sends Instapundit some more traffic, like he needs it.
Thanks Eric, we love you maaaan.
Da Juice Assassins Of Hamas Leader Are Hiding In Plain Site
Dubai will need to add a lot more arrests warrants
Islamist Facebook Group Offers Bounty for White Heads
Facebook jihad on South African whites: Ahmed El Saud @ Chris: we will do the job for your people. We will kill the whites at a agreed price per head. We deliver all heads and expect raw cash, gold or diamonds as payment. Baby heads are same as grown up's in price. We will give you instructions on how to arrange the payment and the terms and conditions. Do not worry now. We provide also body guards if you are in need. Just speak out. We can bring in planes and do it with poison spray but your people must be out of the area.
While You Are Distracted by the Summit, Obama Democrats Are Targeting the CIA
(Changed my title, this is too important to ignore)
While everyone is focused on the Obamacare summit, dirty deeds are being done.[NRO]
The Obama Democrats have outdone themselves.h/t Doug and Robert
While the country and the Congress have their eyes on today’s dog-and-pony show on socialized medicine, House Democrats last night stashed a new provision in the intelligence bill which is to be voted on today. It is an attack on the CIA: the enactment of a criminal statute that would ban “cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment.” (See here, scoll to p. 32.)
Today, Liz Cheney, the chairman of Keep America Safe, released the following statement on behalf of the organization and in response to a late-night provision added to the intelligence authorization bill in the House of Representatives. The bill is scheduled for a vote later this afternoon. It is currently being debated in the House, click here to watch Rep. Pete Hoekstra talk about the dangerous provision: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aFP5_4g7LU.[video below...ed]
"Late last night, Democrats in the House of Representatives inserted a provision dubbed “The Cruel, Inhuman, and Degrading Interrogation Act of 2010” into the intelligence authorization bill. This new language targets the US intelligence community with criminal penalties for using methods they have deemed necessary for keeping America safe. These methods have further been found by the Department of Justice to be both legal and in keeping with our international obligations. more...
Another to file under assmaggotts, yes those Obama Dems who added this late-night provision....gawd.
DOD Caught On Tape Selling America's Secrets To China
File this under assmaggots.
(CBS) "60 Minutes" has obtained an FBI videotape showing a Defense Department employee selling secrets to a Chinese spy for cash. The video, which has never been made public before, offers a rare glimpse into the secretive world of espionage and illustrates how China’s spying may now pose the biggest espionage threat to the U.S.
h/t Brad Thor
Video below fold:
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For non-assmaggots I was also part of the Dubai Assassination Squad
Where Are Those Transmissions You Intercepted?!
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Hat Tip: Andrew.
From Canada: "A Thank You To U.S. Service Members
Michael Yon's photo titled " U.S. Air Force Nurse, Lucy Lehker, comforts an 'unknown' Canadian soldier after he was badly wounded in Afghanistan." shows true human compassion by our military.
Upon seeing Yon's photo/story, parents of the unknown Canadian soldier contacted Yon, this is a excerpt of their letter:
Dear Michael Yon,Praying for Danny's quick recovery. God Bless all who have served and are serving. Last but not least, a big thank you to Michael Yon for his dispatches. Stay safe and God Speed to all!
Today we were sent your story of February 14, 2010. The “unknown” Canadian is our son Danny. He is a 23-year-old soldier from Vancouver, Canada.
Your photographs were extraordinary and have impacted so many people here in Canada. There has been an outpouring of affection for the Americans who helped Danny in his moment of need. For that, we thank you for recording these acts of kindness into history.
Danny's injuries were the result of an explosion on February 12, 2010. Four Canadian soldiers were injured and tragically one Canadian soldier was killed. Within 20 minutes of the explosion, Danny was airlifted by helicopter to Kandahar. Upon arrival he received emergency surgery that saved his life and prepared him for the flight to Bagram that you were on.
After landing in Bagram, Danny was again airlifted by a US transport aircraft to the US Army run Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany. There he underwent additional surgery that closed up his wounds. Once stabilized, the Canadian government dispatched a Challenger jet to bring him home. This afternoon in Vancouver, the shrapnel that did all the damage to him was finally removed. Danny is now recovering in hospital. [ rest...]
Previous: (post had commenter "EXLIXELX" who appears to have Zero compassion)
US Air Force Nurse Lucy Lekhar Is An Angel
Note: [Yon]Will begin doing weekly interviews with Lars Larson starting this Monday. Interviews will live on Mondays at 3:20PM Pacific; 6:20PM Eastern.
Lars also has a streaming capability for folks who cannot listen on the radio.
NBC - a young American skier is in tears after a poor run fails to bring her into medal contention. Dreams of Olympic glory and endorsement riches fade...[click]
History Channel - young Americans over Berlin in a daring daylight bombing raid are swarmed by the Luftwaffe. The men in the bombers were deliberately used as bait to draw out German fighters so that the new American long-range fighters can destroy them.
OAS: Communist Dictator Violates Human Rights
Washington (CNN) -- Venezuela routinely violates human rights, often intimidating or punishing citizens based on their political beliefs, an Organization of American States commission said in a report released Wednesday.Hope! Change!
The 319-page report by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights says a lack of independence by Venezuela's judiciary and legislature in their dealings with leftist President Hugo Chavez often leads to the abuses.
"The report finds that not all individuals are ensured full enjoyment of their rights irrespective of their positions on government policies," the human rights panel said. "The commission also finds that the punitive power of the state is being used to intimidate or punish people on account of their political opinions. The commission believes that conditions do not exist for human rights defenders and journalists to be able to freely carry out their work."
Virginian Helped Smuggle 270 Somalis Into U.S., Location: Who Knows
No biggie, he only hearts alQaeda linked alShabaab.
Authorities are searching for 270 Somalis believed to have entered the U.S. illegally with the help of a Virginia man who admitted contacts with an Islamic terrorist group.Background info on this case here
An Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent said his agency had yet to locate any of the suspected illegal immigrants.
According to an affidavit filed in Alexandria's federal court, Anthony Joseph Tracy told authorities that he came in contact with the Somali terrorist organization Al-Shabaab, which announced an alliance with al Qaeda earlier this year.
ICE Agent Thomas Eyre testified during a hearing that authorities are "concerned" about the 35-year-old's dealings with the group.[no shite Sherlock]
In an e-mail, Tracy reportedly wrote, "i helped alot of somalis and most are good but there are some who are bad and i leave them to ALLAH," the affidavit said. ...more
Nothing to see here, move along.
Pakistan to Turn Over Taliban to Afghanistan?
Hmmm, is this big news showing a trend that the Pakistanis now realize that there is no important distinction between Afghan and Pakistani Taliban and therefore it is in their own interests to start playing ball?
Or is this just a one time deal for PR purposes under pressure from FBI director Mueller? After which the Pakistanis go back to playing their dangerous game of only fighting those Taliban which are a threat to their own country while ignoring (or, sometimes even helping) those Taliban which are a threat to neighboring Afghanistan?
Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, a member of the Taliban's high leadership council, and the other prisoners are "accused of criminal acts" in Afghanistan and will be extradited, according to a statement from the office of Afghan President Hamid Karzai.Keep an eye on this one people.
Baradar and other Afghan militants will be extradited under a prisoner exchange agreement that is still being hammered out by both countries, according to Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik and an Afghan interior ministry spokesman.
Malik, who met with his Afghan counterpart and FBI director Robert Mueller on Wednesday, told reporters after that meeting that a treaty on the exchange would be completed in coming days, and that both nations were comparing prisoner lists and setting up a committee to oversee the process.
Thanks to link thingy.
Islamic Emirate of Losers in Afghanistan Lose Marjah
Update Gardeneh translates the motto of the flag of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan AKA the Taliban's "shadow government".
Murder them [meaning you and me] until there is no more 'Fitnah' [I guess resistance] and the faith of all becomes Allah's".ROPMA.
Bonus! Email a terrorist!
U.S. Rep. Sue Myrick: Domestic Terror Threat Real
Of course the usual terror apologist are offended at the suggestion that anyone shouting Allahu Ackbar and killing people has anything to do with Islam.
WASHINGTON -- A year ago, U.S. Rep. Sue Myrick was appointed to the House Intelligence Committee, a prestigious post she had long sought.
There, top-secret briefings unveiled truths about homegrown terrorism she had only suspected. And won't reveal.
"I can't tell you. I'm not being coy," Myrick said in an interview. "There's a threat out there to our security. ... It's worse than I thought."
Myrick, a Charlotte Republican and former mayor of the city, contends that extremists are working their way into U.S. Muslim communities, infiltrating government institutions and influencing American citizens to attack their own country. Her activism earns plaudits from some conservatives - but criticism from Muslim constituents who fear that her tone endangers a community 3 million strong and deeply imbedded in the nation's fabric. Tonight, months after pledging to do so, Myrick will meet with Charlotte's Muslim community.
The allegations damaged already sore relations with the Muslim community, said Larry Shaw of Fayetteville, national chairman for CAIR and a North Carolina state senator.My feelings about blogging about this for years on end only to now be told "there is a threat" and "its worse than we thought"?
"It's looking like she's taking on a tinge of McCarthyism," Shaw said. "She's becoming a hatemonger."
U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, Congress' only Muslim member, said he hopes tonight's meeting opens a dialogue.
"Some of the things that Rep. Myrick has said are deeply offensive and upsetting," said Ellison, a Democrat from Minnesota.
...Steven Emerson, author of "Jihad Incorporated: A Guide to Militant Islam in the U.S.," praised Myrick.
"Anyone who says that it's fear-mongering or that it's not serious is living on a different planet," Emerson said.
Breaking! Tilikum The Killer Whale Was Radical Tea Bagger
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Teachers Lap Dance in the Great White North
(Winnipeg, Canada) Aghast, readers! Teachers, students and parents are aghast that an incident of suggestive lap dancing took place last week at Churchill High School.
A video shows "students giggling, gasping and screaming as a male teacher and female teacher perform a sexually suggestive dance in the middle of the gym." Coupla hosers, eh?
Both teachers were sent home without pay for their sexually suggestive behavior. However, they have not been suspended. I would suspect as much since the sexually suggestive nature of the episode and the video is barely discernible. (More ....)
February 24, 2010
Hamas Founder's Son Makes The Baby Jimmy Carter Cry
The son of one of Hamas’s founding members was a spy in the service of Israel for more than a decade, helping to prevent dozens of Islamist suicide bombers from finding their targets, it emerged yesterday.
Codenamed the “Green Prince” by Shin Bet, Israel’s internal security service, Mosab Hassan Yousef, the son of the Hamas co-founder Sheikh Hassan Yousef, supplied key intelligence almost daily from 1996. He tracked down suicide bombers and their handlers from his father’s organisation, the Haaretz newspaper said.
Could that be the final insult? Hell no! Not only is the Green Prince aiding the Evil Hegemonic Zionist Jewish Overlords, he's an apostate!
Mr Yousef, 32, a convert to Christianity
Anyone know what the Arabic word for "facepalm" is?
Thanks to Thunderhead.
When did the Presbyterian Church Cease to be Christian?
I'm a Christian. Theologically, I'm a liberal. So much so that some theologically conservative and orthodox Christians would say that I'm not a Christian, but a heretic or something.
I do not take all of the Bible literally. Like the Genesis timeline. Or a worldwide flood. Or a hell that's literally filled with fire and brimstone and goes on forever.
Some parts of the Bible I do not consider scripture at all. I think the early Church Fathers just got some of the canon wrong. Like Song of Solomon. It's kind of hot, but it just doesn't work for me, even at the metaphor level. Like I really want to think of this dude as Christ, and his hot and lustful wife with nice hooters as the Church? Kinda creepy people. Kinda creepy.
I think my theology would fit in nicely with today's liberal Presbyterian church, which has long forgotten its Calvinist roots and today is more pick and chose.
So, I don't have a problem when Christians think differently than me on most subjects. I'm more of the type that thinks faith is shown through acts, not rigid adherence to theology.
But this? Come on. If the Bible is clear about anything it is the historical claims of the Jews to the land of Israel. You miss that and you've kind of missed 3/4 of the Old Testament.
We're not talking about minor points here. It's kind of a major deal.
So, can one be a Christian and believe that Israel is a historical fiction? I don't know for sure, but I'm inclined to believe no.
This kind of statement coming from an allegedly Christian church kind of reveals that it is no longer an organization run by Christians, but rather by liberal political activists.
Boobies - Puppet Cleavage Not Allowed In Colorado Springs
Via Dan RiehlCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- Puppet cleavage has been ruled out for advertising posters in Colorado Springs bus shelters. Lamar Advertising rejected posters for a touring production of the Broadway show "Avenue Q" because they show the cleavage of a fuzzy pink puppetWhat is Kermit to do?
Obama & Dems in ‘05: 51 Vote ‘Nuclear Option’ Is ‘Arrogant’ Power Grab Against the Founders’ Intent
Now they are in power, people are racist if they oppose the nuclear option or anything else for that matter.
Video: Small Town Boy, Real American Hero Trailer
RIP Lance Corporal Jonathan Kyle Price, may God Bless your family and help them through the pain of losing you.
Thanks to Howie
How Many Terabytes Stolen?
Recent cyber hacks have resulted in the biggest thefts of data in history, Over 100 TERABYTES.
Its like breaking in and stealing all the books in the Library of Congress. There is actually 142 million books at the Library of Congress. Now hold that thought.
Admiral Ackbar For Old Miss Mascot?
He may know its a trap, but only after he'd already fallen into it.
Will a "Star Wars" character be the new Ole Miss mascot?Is there nothing sacred any more?
The campaign for Admiral Ackbar is gaining Internet, if not intergalactic, steam.
Tuesday, Ole Miss students voted to find a new mascot to replace the abandoned Colonel Reb. A student committee to develop and propose a new mascot will be formed soon.
Ackbar, a member of the Mon Calamari species who led the Rebel Alliance ships into the Battle of Endor, appears to be the early favorite. He has more than 14,000 Facebook fans. Websites like notatrap.org -- "It's a trap!" was his famous line -- are promoting Ackbar's candidacy.
"Who wants a Colonel when you could have an Admiral?" the Web site asks, before launching into "The Story of Ole Miss Ackbar."
The Jawa Report cannot support this enemy of the Empire.
Like hello! He's like totally prejudiced against Dark Lords of the Sith.
Hat Tip: Mark.
Adidas Enlists Yoda To Fight Recession
Via Yahoo News
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - As the global crisis weighs heavy on consumers' shoulders, sportswear-maker Adidas plans to use "The Force" to fight recession and battle rivals, Puma and Nike.Snoop Dogg? Heartache..
The world's No. 2 sports goods maker behind Nike launched its first Star Wars collection -- featuring Princess Leia sneakers, Darth Vader jackets with an attachable cape, as well as stormtrooper track tops -- earlier this month in New York, backed by one of its biggest fans, hip hop singer Snoop Dogg.
GITMO: Bye, Bye Hope You Enjoyed Your Stay - Come Back Soon
No more cushy cushy for you.
WASHINGTON, Feb 24 (KUNA) -- Up to four Guantanamo prisoners have been transferred from the detention facility to Spain and Albania, the US Justice Department announced here Wednesday.The Palestinian wasn't named for security and privacy reasons, the three other detainees are
The Department said in two separate statements that a detainee from the Palestinian territories has been transferred to Spain, while three other detainees have been transferred to the custody and control of the Government of Albania.
aleh Bin Hadi Asasi, a native of Tunisia, Sharif Fati Ali al Mishad, a native of Egypt, and Abdul Rauf Omar Mohammad Abu al Qusin, a native of Libya.
Extreme Tests Of Bullet Proof Vests
WIRED Talk about protection: The dimples left by the .44-caliber rounds in our lab tests were so negligible, the techs didn't deem them worthy of measurement. Held up even when Castle shot it twice in the same spot. Simple, concealable design. Least expensive vest in the group.h/t Brad Thor
Brad Thor: Playboy Channel Covers The Armored Vehicles We Used In Mexico City
Before You Boycott Israel
Older vid, August 05, 2008, but word still needs to ge t out about the evil Juice.
Hey Ansar al-Mujahideen! How Many Times Do We Need To Tell You? (Update 20 Mins After Original)(Update and Bump)
One left people. Whack this bitch, pretty please.
All your forums are belong to us. You will not survive make your time. Ha Ha Ha.
Jawa Readers - Here is your mission if you choose to accept. And I hope you do as a couple of these involve at least NATO deaths. Our akhi on the inside have let us know about a new Youtube channel that has some very nasty stuff. Also very recent. The Sandcrawler is interested in pulling this channel down before the videos get many more views. Flagging the videos with the label listed after the link.
Violent, then disgusting
Violent, then disgusting
Violent, then disgusting
Violent, then disgusting
5 (Bye bye)
Harmful Dangerous Act, then Abuse of Fire
Violent, then disgusting
Thanks in advance for the help. Also, thanks to akhi Lalaje and Abu "Elephantitis" Ibrahim for the info....you guys are the bomb. That's just a little muji humor for those not in the know.
PS: Youtube, pull your head out of your arse. Bastards. That is all.
An American Legend Has Moved On
Via Micheal Yon
24 Feburary 2010Michael Yon:
From: Mellinger, Jeffrey J CSM MIL USA
Today, at Arlington National Cemetery, we lay to rest COL(R) Robert L. Howard.[...]
COL(R) Howard was arguably America's most highly decorated Warrior ever, earning more awards for valor (10) than Audie Murphy, but he was surely America’s most highly living warrior until his death. The US Army Special Forces Command (Airborne) Biographical Sketch.
Color image from the Robert L. Howard Tribute website.
America's BestRIP COL Howard...
Robert Howard was one of the finest warriors this country ever produced.
He was my commander during Phase I of Special Forces selection.
Iran Captures Leader Of Jundallah
Who is Jindallah you ask.
Jundallah claimed responsibility for numerous attacks, including a bombing in October that left 15 members of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps dead, along with 25 civilians. Another bombing, at a mosque in the city of Zahedan in May, killed at least 20 people. In December 2008, the group claimed credit for a suicide bombing that killed four people, a tactic rarely seen in Iran.
Some say the good terrorists. I don't. Civilian deaths are bad, Mkay.
Here are some snippets of this story and headlines from all over the place:
In my opinion, and I really don't have much experience as a super sekrit international zionist spy....or do I, this doesn't seem like a big deal. I mean, what were these guys doing that other exiled groups aren't already doing? We have satellites to track resource movements. Plus, there is a damn good chance the lines of communication are still open with the group.
I could be wrong. Feel free to tell me I'm full of shiat.
Saudi Teacher On Trial For Funding Jakarta Hotel Bombs
A retired Saudi Arabian schoolteacher has been charged with providing the funds for the deadly attacks on two luxury hotels in Jakarta last July.
Al Khelaiw Ali Abdullah, 55, is accused of funnelling money through an internet cafe in West Java.
He is the fourth person to go on trial this month over the Jakarta bombings - along with the suspected driver, bag-man and helpers in the attacks.
The twin hotel suicide bombings killed seven people and injured 50 more.
The BBC's Indonesia correspondent Karishma Vaswani says that Mr Abdullah came to Indonesia from Saudi Arabia in November 2008.
Jakarta Hotels Bombed
Jakarta: Terrorist Leader Noordin Tops Claim His Group Bombed The Marriot & Ritz Carlton
Surprise: Webmaster for Islamist Website Was Moneyman for Marriot/Ritz-Carleton Bombings
Pakistan: Taliban Still Killing Civilians
Four civilians were killed when Taliban militants fired a rocket into a residential area of Peshawar in Pakistan's north-west, police said.Taliban denial in 5...4...3...2...
The dead included two brothers aged 17 and four, AFP news agency said.
Although rocket attacks are rare in Peshawar, the area has seen a spate of deadly militant attacks.
NY al Qaeda Plea Tells Us Nothing About Military Tribunals
Yesterday Eric Holder held up the plea-bargain reached with al Qaeda trained terrorist Najibullah Zazi as a model of how the criminal justice system worked to thwart terror. He's right, in this case a subway bombing plot that could have killed hundreds was thwarted. And because Zazi is now cooperating several of his associates will probably go to jail.
Two friends from his Flushing, New York high school have been charged in connection with the plot. A Bosnian named Adis Medunjanin attended the al Qaeda camps with Zazi and an Afghan named Zarein Ahmedzay was also part of the plot.
But what Holder fails to mention is that the plot investigation was a botched one. By asking questions of Zazi's former imam, Zazi learned that the FBI was on to him. He was able to ditch the bomb making material and warn the others to do the same.
In any event, the positive development of Zazi’s guilty plea does not transform the case into a model. To the contrary, it remains a screw-up....Which is exactly the point. The Zazi case does, rightfully, belong in the civilian court system. Zazi is an American citizen who committed acts of treason on American soil. Cases like Zazi's should be handled by our criminal courts.
while the mistake does not condemn the civilian justice system, neither does the guilty plea establish anything conclusive about the effectiveness of the system. Even less does it demonstrate the system’s overall effectiveness against international terrorism....
Nobody is “trying to take this tool out of our hands.” Nobody is saying terrorism cases should never be tried in the civilian courts. The point of Bush counterterrorism was to correct the ineffective Clinton model, which treated international terrorism only as a crime, to be handled as such in all cases. It grossly oversimplifies the matter to say that the pre-9/11 error was to prosecute terrorism cases in civilian court. Rather, the error lay in (a) believing that we were dealing with mere crimes rather than a war, (b) therefore believing that all facets of terrorism, including atrocious acts of war, were fit for civilian prosecution, and (c) concluding that we could deter our enemies and protect our citizens with nothing more than civilian prosecution.
What the case does not do is inform us on how Khalid Sheikh Mohammad or any other Guantanamo detainee should be handled. We are fighting a war against al Qaeda and the Taliban. Congress has designated them the enemy. These enemies have been rounded up on the field of battle abroad by our military or intelligence agencies, or government's sympathetic to our cause. They are not common criminals who have been extradited by the Justice Department.
To treat those caught on the battlefield as criminals is to imagine that the hundreds of thousands of American men and women involved in military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan were not at war.
Instead, they are just beat cops. Beat cops with tanks, but still beat cops.
We are at war. In war, the people you kill or capture are the enemy.
In no prior war have we transferred captured enemies back to the homeland. Even when those enemy combatants had committed war crimes -- as is clearly the case when speaking of Khalid Shiekh Mohammad and other al Qaeda members -- they have been tried over seas. After the war was over. By specially created war crimes tribunals. The Nuremberg Trials were military tribunals.
Personally, I favor Winston Churchill's idea of summary execution. It was a Democratic president, FDR, who suggested military tribunals. Oh how far the Democratic party has come!
CNN:Video exposes Iran crackdown on students at Tehran Uni Dormitory! 15 June 2009
Via Freedom's Messenger.
Hamas Leaders Son - Mosab Hassan Yousef - Reminds Everyone He Was A Spy For Israel
Thanks to a United Islamic Front, a" spy" on the forum , (Anonymoused) for the heads up for the latest on Yousef.
The son of a jailed Hamas leader who converted to Christianity and moved to California has gone public to say that he spied for Israel.In August of last year Yousef received a death sentence ,"Fatwa", from GIMF - "I will do meatballs on your body".
Speaking before the release of a book about his life, Mosab Hassan Yousef made the assertion in an interview for Israel's Haaretz newspaper.
A former deputy head of Israel's Shin Bet intelligence service told BBC World Service he had been one of its agents.
But a Hamas leader dismissed the report as a slander on the Islamist group.
Mr Yousef, 32, is a son of Sheikh Hassan Yousef, a senior Hamas figure in the West Bank, who is currently serving a six-year prison sentence in an Israeli prison.
Carl in Jerusalem earlier noted this was just a "big show" and doesn't fully believe what Yousef is spewing. Either way, Hamas has doubts about their members.
Vote For Me Or The Wife Gets It
The Nose on Your Face: Just hours after revealing that unemployed men in Nevada “tend to be abusive” toward their wives and facing the prospect of joblessness himself with an election this fall, Harry Reid has launched a bold new “Vote For Me Or The Wife Gets It” effort to try and save his flagging campaign.
Dallas Tea Party Pwns Olberdouche
How many of those brown people are on MSNBC primetime? This many!
Thanks to Ken, Olberdouche squirms under the fold.
February 23, 2010
Washington DC Police Prevent Women From Praying In Mosque's Main Prayer Room
In order to keep the men from lusting for the women.
My, I thought Sharia was only enforced in Iran/SA/etc.....silly me.
Al Reuters: France Swaps "Prisoners" with al Qaeda
Fault one lies with France for actually applying the pressure necessary on Mali to release four al Qaeda members from their jails. I'm sure the four will go back to their peaceful lives of farming, fishing, and whatever.
But the second fault belongs to al-Reuters for calling the French hostage Pierre Camatte a "prisoner". Al Qaeda holds prisoners?
Camatte committed a crime, was prosecuted, and was serving a sentence as a prisoner?!?
Al Qaeda Releases Frenchman In Prisoner SwapNote that al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb had threatened to kill the French prisoner if Mali didn't set the terrorists free.
"We confirm the liberation of Pierre Camatte," Malian presidency spokesman Seydou Cissouma told state radio, adding that the Frenchman, who was taken hostage in November, was in the hands of Mali authorities.
Camatte's release follows that of four Islamist prisoners by Mali last week. Al Qaeda had threatened to kill Camatte unless the four were released by February 22....
French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who is due to visit Gabon on Wednesday, said in a statement that he was delighted that Camatte had been freed.
He said he had thanked Malian President Amadou Toumani Toure for his handling of the crisis and pledged French support in the struggle against terrorism.
This is double maddening because the narrative put forth by al Qaeda and other Islamist groups is that all of the hostages they take are guilty of this or that crime. We take prisoners, they take prisoners. It's all the same.
Which is why they pronounce the hostages guilty before slitting their throats. If the hostage is Muslim, the "crime" is invariably apostasy (ie, working with the duly elected non-Islamist government of the country). If the hostage is non-Muslim, the allegation is over "war crimes" or "spying" (ie, driving a truck which supplies beer to the troops who may or may not be fighting al Qaeda; being non-Muslim).
Pierre Camatte's "crime"? Trying to bring humanitarian aid to Mali.
Of course we're happy that Cammatte is free. But when the four al Qaeda members now kill again, the guilt will be squarely on France and Mali's shoulders.
As for who is responsible for the truth? That died a long time ago at Reuters.
Pleading "Muslim" Now Legitimate Defense Against the Death Penalty?
Lawyer for Gitmo detainees drops trou. No, really
A lawyer in Arizona says prosecutors should not seek the death penalty in a case where a Muslim man murdered his own daughter in an honor killing .... because he's a Muslim??
Are you sh*ting me????
The decision not to seek the death penalty comes after Almaleki’s attorney, Billy Little, a public defender, asked a judge to take special precautions to ensure the County Attorney’s Office wouldn’t wrongly seek the death penalty because Almaleki is a Muslim....So, instead of wrongly seeking the death penalty because he's Muslim, as Misha puts it:
“An open process provides some level of assurance that there is no appearance that a Christian is seeking to execute a Muslim for racial, political, religious or cultural beliefs,” Little wrote, referring to County Attorney Andrew Thomas’ Christian faith.
Instead, the court is going to wrongly take the death penalty off the tableSo, since a great number of Muslims around the world think there is a vast conspiracy against them, any time a Muslim is accused of something in US courts we can't prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law because .... this might feed into Muslim paranoia?
For their part, the prosecutors claimed that they didn't take the defendants religion into consideration when they decided not to seek capital punishment.
But the fact that the lawyer thought of the Muslim defense in the first place? One can only wonder what Khalid Shiekh Mohammad's lawyers are going to do with this one.
I'd read the rest of Misha's post. It's classic AIR.
Tragedy: Ninja Assassin Now Haram
Here's a post over at Terror Free Somalia recounting how the al Shabaab are forcing women to the back of the bus (literally), men to cut their hair, and raiding people's homes for watching pirated Ninja Killer DVDs -- which I think is a mistranslation of Ninja Assassin.
One youth in Adle village, near Mogadishu, recounted how his house was raided by al-Shabaab following a tip-off as he was watching a pirated copy of a film called Ninja Killer with a group of friends."Most of us jumped out the windows. Unfortunately, I was one of the six who got caught and flogged for misconduct," Abdulle Moalin Hassan said.Wait, watching Ninja Assassin is against Islam?
Now, they've gone too far.
I renounce Islam!
*Shock*: Female Islamist in Germany Raising funds for al Qaeda's Uzbek Arm
One sentence into the article and I'm already completely and utterly unsurprised:
The wife of a well-known German Islamist has been arrested in connection with fundraising activities on behalf of the Islamic Jihad Union. Police have also held two other suspected terrorism supporters...
The woman is believed to be the wife of Fritz Gelowicz, the alleged leader of the Sauerland Cell group which plotted to carry out terror attacks against American targets in Germany on behalf of the IJU. Three of the cell's members were arrested in September 2007 as they were preparing to carry out bombing attacks. The verdict in the trial is expected on March 4.
For background on the plot to attack Americans in Germany, see this post at the CT blog.
Her husband was part of The Islamic Jihad Union, which is an Uzbeki jihad group which works closely with al Qaeda from its bases in Pakistan. The group also has it's own propaganda arm called ELIF Media, possibly headquartered in Germany.
For some odd reason, the group likes to feature children in it's propaganda videos.
Cancer Is Like Terrorism - It Needs To Be Wiped Out
Cancer strikes young and old alike, as does terrorism.
Nile Peaytt started Birthday cards for a Cancer kid Today is Savannah Swandal birthday, wish her happy birthday if you so choose, it would make her day. Just click on Birthday cards for a Cancer kid link above.
A little about Nile:
About Me:I would love to be Lebron James bodyguard...just sayin.
It's so hot in here,I'm sitting in ball soup". Ok sorry about that one. Quote from Family guy
"Don't try to kill the ball...just knock the crap out of it".....My Dad
If there is an apple,there's a bannanna...."Big Daddy"
Another quote from me quote from me..."Hope is everything!"
I do security for the Tennessee Titans,bodyguard now and then for people in music and film.Ummm....I'm a widower.I'm still a songwriter,always will be.Help with a thing called SONGS FOR THE CURE. And invented the left handed football.
March's Cancer kid is Ansley:
Hope is everything. .Hats off to Nile Peaytt for making a difference in the young ones life.
Listen to Nile "Big Daddy" Peaytt music here
Jimmy Carter: I Knew Jimmy Carter, Jimmy Carter was a Friend of Mine. Mr. President, You Are No Jimmy Carter
As the Farley's note in their email about the article, "A foreign policy so bad that even Jimmy Carter won't allow comparisons". Heh!
US Warship Captures Somali Pirates
NAIROBI (Reuters) – A U.S. Navy warship prevented an attack on a Tanzanian ship and apprehended eight suspected pirates in the process, the U.S. Embassy in Tanzania said on Tuesday.
USS Farragut dispatched an SH-60B Seahawk helicopter to MV Barakaale 1 after it raised a distress call saying it was under attack from a gang on a skiff, the embassy said in a statement.
"The helicopter then stopped the ... skiff as it attempted to speed away, by firing warning shots across its bow," it said.
"A boarding team from USS Farragut boarded the vessel and the eight suspected pirates were taken aboard the Farragut."
Arizona: Shooting at Luke Air Force Base Kills 1, Wounds Another
Via AZ Central
Luke Air Force Base officials confirm that one man is dead and a second man was wounded after base security opened fire on two people in a stolen car that drove through a base gate.At least one of them won't have the guts to try that again...
The crash occurred at Northern Avenue and Litchfield Road at the entrance to the West Valley air base.
Base spokesman Capt. Jerry Gonzalez tells KPNX-TV that no one on the base was injured.
UPDATE by Rusty: Of course my first thought turn to Nidal Hasan, but Fox News is reporting:
Investigators do not suspect terrorism, said Gerardo. They don't believe the men were anything other than car thieves, said Gonzales.Which is likely true, I guess. But since they always say "this is not terrorism", even before any of the facts are known, I'm just not sure what to believe anymore when less than 12 hours after the incident happened every one is lock step on the same page.
It's like these people never read The Boy Who Cried Wolf.
The Return of Anteater: (Eric Holder Edition)
Thanks to James.
UPDATE: Eric Holder, the anti-Anteater:
the revelation that the DOJ had staffers who had once backed America's enemies left many critics fuming.Ethics, they're for the other guy.
"It's like they're bringing al Qaeda lawyers inside the Department of Justice," said Debra Burlingame, who lost her brother on 9/11 and a board member of the advocacy group Keep America Safe.
Long Island GOP Rep. Peter King said he was perplexed why Holder didn't reveal the names of appointees who had worked for terrorists.
A DOJ rep reiterated that no ethics codes were broken.
Sending "Get Well Wishes" To Dick Cheney (UPDATED)
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Former VP Dick Cheney was hospitalized with chest pains yesterday.
Get well soon Mr Cheney, we need your type of firebrand against liberals.
Some at Huffington Post sending get dead soon wishes:
"I for one unashamedly say I look forward to the day he takes his last breath."I have to admit, Huffington Post has been infiltrated by caring individuals with heartfelt wishes for his recovery. Must drive the regulars nutz.
"I agree and fanned"
"We came so close...Maybe next time!"
"Cheney's heart is getting electric shock and awe. I won't express my wishes for this man. But, the one million dead and their families, the innocents slain, the tortured, those whose only crime was sitting atop sand that contained oil, they might be able to express their feelings if they spoke English and were not Iraqi. Or, I'm sure the mothers of our brave kids who came home with arms and legs and faces blown off, I'm sure they have some choice wishes for the vice president and CEO of Halliburton and its subsidiaries.
I know we all hope Cheney is back on his feet again soon and feeling just great so he can come back and sit in a witness chair as a war criminal."
UPDATE: Must see video, thanks to Son of Liberty:
Obi One: America Has A Fevah & SEIU'S Andy Stern Is The Answer
No surprise, he owes him and will use our tax dollars to pay him back. Now to figure out how to pay ACORN back...
WaPo brings us the beyond-satire news that the White House wants to put SEIU president Andy Stern on the federal deficit panel. Now, it’s not just a dog-and-pony show. It’s a dog-pony-and-thug show. I love how WaPo uses the word “eclectic” to describe the choice. “Eclectic” is the new synonym for corruptocrat:This video was posted November 02, 2009
Senate Report On Climategate To Be Posted Online
Report will be posted at app 10:00AM ET, Excerpt of what the report will include:
What emerges from our review of the emails and documents, which span a 13-year period from 1996 through November 2009, is much more than, as EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson put it, scientists who "lack interpersonal skills." Rather, the emails show the world's leading climate scientists discussing, among other things:Goracle unavailable for comment, still hiding in his igloo.
* Obstructing the release of damaging data and information;
* Manipulating data to reach preconceived conclusions;
* threatening journal editors who published work questioning the climate science "consensus"; and
* Assuming activist roles to influence the political process.
The correspondence also reveals a fractured consensus on the state of climate science. Contrary to repeated assertions that the "science is settled," the emails show the world's leading climate scientists arguing over critical issues, questioning key methods and statistical techniques, and doubting whether there is "consensus" on the causes and the extent of climate change.
If you're interested in reading key passages of the report to be released this morning, click here.
Yemen: Funeral March for Torture Victim
(ed-This poor guy was just sitting in his car when the police grabbed him, tortured him brutally for three days and then shot him in the head in a bit of drunken hilarity.)
Thousands of Southern Yemenis marched in the funeral Monday of 28 year old Fares Zaid al Tamah, who died in police custody in Aden on January 30. Mr. al Tamah was allegedly tortured to death in the latest incident of escalating government violence against activists and protesters in Yemen.
Separatist sentiment is running high in southern Yemen where 70% of residents favor dissolution of the unified state. Activists claim they have been illegally occupied since 1994’s civil war while southern oil deposits and land were looted by the tribesmen and relatives of northern President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
The deceased was arrested in Abyan in his Landcruiser, his relatives said, while he was listening to an audio of the singer Aboud Khawaga, whose material often includes political themes.
Mr. al Tamah was killed following three days of torture, activists allege. He was hung from the ceiling upside down for 12 hours, burnt with cigar butts and shocked with electricity, other prisoners in the Malla police station reported. On January 30, Mr. al Tamah was found dead on the floor in a pool of blood by visitors.
Stretching for miles, the funeral march began at Aljamohria hospital in Aden and concluded at the southern martyrs cemetery Radfan, Lahj . Mr. Al Tamah was buried alongside dozens of other southerners killed by Yemeni security forces.
Protests began in 2007 calling for equal rights and political inclusion and were met by mass arrests. Dozens of unarmed protesters have been killed by police in southern Yemen, Human Rights Watch found. A pattern of wide spread and brutal abuses characterized the state’s response to the growing protests, triggering a spiral of “repression, protests, and more repression.”
A report issued by a southern activist last week detailed 147 civilians killed by Yemeni security forces in the last year.
In November, Amnesty International issued a statement noting that "torture and other ill-treatment are widespread practices in Yemen and are committed, generally with impunity, against both detainees held in connection with politically motivated acts or protests and ordinary criminal suspects. Methods of torture and other ill-treatment are reported to include beatings all over the body with sticks, rifle butts, punching, kicking, prolonged suspension by the wrists or ankles, burning with cigarettes, being stripped naked, denial of food and prompt access to medical help, as well as threats of sexual abuse."
HOOD, a leading Yemeni civil rights advocacy group in Yemen, disclosed this week that it had obtained video evidence of prisoner torture at the Criminal Investigation Prison in Taiz province. Ammar al-Tayar, 23 years old, was in custody of the Shar'ab al-Salam Security after a family dispute on January 16, 2010. Al-Tayar alleged he was subjected to beatings, electric shock and burning at the prison by three men while he was blindfolded. The video tape revealed scars and other indications of the torture, which were on his upper region of the shoulders, back, fingers and different parts of his body.
The UN’s Committee against Torture found the “widespread practice of torture and ill-treatment” in Yemen. Yemen failed to appear as requested at the UN Committee’s examination.
Journalist Mohammed al Maqaleh described his four months of torture to a union representative in February as including severe beatings, mock executions and starvation. Amnesty International has repeatedly issued statements warning that southern editors Hasham, Hani and Mohammed Bashraheel are at risk of severe torture since their “arrest” in January.
Max Blumenthal and His Vicious Alinsky Tactics
He who doesn't heart Obama/ACORN is a racist
Via News Real
[...]But Blumenthal will get a pass. He’ll still have plenty of work for one reason: the Left does not care if one of their own does anything wrong. Here’s a challenge: try and find a single “progressive” publication anywhere that will really condemn what Blumenthal has done. *crickets*
Bikini Teacher Tiffany Shepherd - Updated
(Okeechobee County, Florida) Thirty-two-year-old former "bikini teacher" Tiffany Shepherd cannot seem to stay out of trouble.
Former St. Lucie County school teacher Tiffany Shepherd's most recent photo doesn't come from the pages of a racey magazine, but from the Okeechobee Sheriff's Office booking blotter.Shepherd was booked into custody at the Okeechobee County Jail and later released on $1,500 bond.
The photo was taken Wednesday when authorities there arrested her on charges of perjury, making a false police report, according to jail records.
Meanwhile, Ms. Shepherd seems to have found some stable work pursuing her new career as porn actress Leah Lust.
Bikini Teacher Tiffany Shepherd Turns to Porn
[Previous 9/1/09 post]
Remember the woman who lost her teaching job at Port St. Lucie High School allegedly because she was moonlighting on fishing charters as a bikini-clad mate? Tiffany Shepherd made a minor media splash with her story last year.
Well, it appears that opportunities in the education field are nonexistent for Shepherd, now 31, so she has entered a new career field -- pornography.
It's reported that she no longer goes by the name Tiffany Shepherd. Instead, she is now Leah Lust and she apparently has starred in five adult films. Most notable is a porn depiction of the teacher-student sexual relationship in "My First Sex Teacher." (More ....)
CAUTION: NSFW below fold.
Tiffany Shepherd/Leah Lust
February 22, 2010
Demon Sheep II: The Revenge
The Most Important Story in Years
You must read this. MUST. MUST!
If you can’t bring yourself to give the living the sense of accomplishment for winning a war that many claimed was endless, at least humor the dead. Allow them to rest knowing that the war that took their lives was won because of their sacrifice.No, it's not.
Is that too much to ask for?
Thank you to all our veterans and to the families of those who died in Iraq. Your sacrifice was not in vain.
Thanks to DrewM.
UPDATE: Ooops, Vinnie posted this last night. I'm obviously a racist.
I'm banning myself, re-registering over at LGF, posting once, getting banned again, and then unbanning myself once more.
Taliban 0 - Xerxes 1; Also, Taliban Lose DNS Again
A video of The Jester shutting down the Taliban in real time with his XerXeS program. And then it coming back up.
In related news, the Taliban have lost DNS again. There's more than one way to skin a cat, some of them even perfectly legal.
http://www.alemarah.info/ = 
Horror: Taliban Beheads Three Sikhs in Pakistan for Refusing to Convert to ROP
Three men in Pakistan refused to bow down to Islam and paid the ultimate price. There names were Jaspal Singh, Sarabjit Singh and Baronat Singh.
three Sikh youths were beheaded by the Taliban in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Area (FATA) region after they allegedly refused to convert to Islam. Their severed heads were dumped at a gurudwara in Peshawar...Bhai Joga Singh Gurudwara is a Sikh shrine in Peshawar.
They were abducted by the Taliban militia. They were allegedly told by the Taliban to embrace Islam or face death. When the Sikh youth refused, their heads were chopped and sent to the Bhai Joga Singh Gurudwara in Peshawar.
I don't know a lot about the Sikh religion. What I was taught back in some undergrad college class or another was that the religion was started as a way to try to bring together Hindus and Muslims. That it aspired to be a middle ground between the intolerance of Islam for polytheism, and the unjust caste system of traditional Hinduism.
If this was a singular event you could easily set it aside as non-representative of what the Taliban and their traditionalist Hanafi version of Islam believe and practice. But it's not. The tradition of inviting people to Islam, and then killing them when they didn't goes right back to the example of Muhammad himself. And beheading people was one of his favorite ways of doing them in.
Prayers to the families of the victims. Thanks to Ronin.
Daughter Of Texan Who Flew His Plane Into Building: "My Father is a Hero" Retracts Statement...Somewhat
A victim died that day, sadly, he was one day away from retirement. He was also a Vietnam vet.
The daughter of the man who carried out a suicide plane attack against the IRS in Texas said today she considered her father a hero for standing up to "the system," although she later back away from that statement.Like father, like daughter.
h/t Rusty "Asadullah Alshishani"
New York al Qaeda fan Working for .... al Jazeera?
I wonder if it's true that al Jazeera gave New York City's #1 public al Qaeda fan a job in their Morocco bureau?
It makes perfect sense, though, doesn't it? Al Qaeda supporter working for the terrorist group's former mouthpiece. Maybe al Jazeera is trying to make up for the lost years in which Ayman al Zawahiri proclaimed the satellite TV network "apostate" for not running the full propaganda and snuff videos he sent in?
In one of Joseph "Yousef al-Khattab" Cohen's (Joey) recent blog postings in which he wonders why Kieth Ellison doesn't renounce the U.S. and its "rabbinically inspired financiers", he notes:
I have had the pleasure of once watching you [Ellison] silence a neo-con & yesterday had the chance once again to watch you while I was at work on the Aljazeera channel here in Morocco.In New York, when Joey wasn't doing street dawah promoting the virtues of the Taliban and pimping his "Revolution Muslim" website, he was a bicycle taxi driver. It's not like he is well educated or has many useful skills.
So maybe mail room clerk? Copy guy? Goat fluffer?
Any other guesses?
Infidel's Dirty Habits
Does touching a dog make one's hand naajis (impure)?This dog wasn't raised for hunting or farming:
1 – The ruling on keeping a dog.
It is haraam to keep a dog unless it is for the purposes for which Islam permits keeping dogs. Whoever keeps a dog – except a dog for hunting or farming – his reward will decrease each day by one or two qeeraats.
The impurity of dogs is the greatest of animal impurities. The impurity of a dog can only be removed by washing seven times, one of which should be with earth. Even pigs, which the Qur’aan states are haraam and describes as an abomination (rijs) are not naajis (impure) to such an extent.
Dogs are impure and filthy, but unfortunately we find that some people are attracted to the ways of the kuffaar and their filthy habits, so they have started to keep dogs unnecessarily for no reason, keeping them, training them and cleaning them even though they can never be clean, even if they were washed with the waters of the ocean, because they are essentially impure.
Our advice to them is to repent to Allaah and to get the dogs out of their homes.
Proud to be a infidel with dirty habits.
Camel: It's the Other Other White Meat
Alternative title: Camels, they're not just for screwing any more:
Muslims across the country are licking their lips at the thought of utilising a resource that has been overlooked for decades, but was once used to pioneer central Australia.Actually, I'd eat a camel.
An abattoir near Alice Springs is on the verge of signing a contract to supply at least 10 per cent of Australia's Muslim population with halal camel meat....
Pending certification, it's a plan that has the full support of Imam Kafrawi Hamzah from the Alice Springs Mosque.
"Eating camel meat has become popular now," he told AAP.
He said interest in the product would grow even further once halal camel meat was readily available for purchase nationally.
But what's not mentioned in the article is whether or not the camel meat is halal should someone have sex with the camel first. Here's what the Ayatollah Khomeini had to say on the subject:
“A man can have sex with animals such as sheeps, cows, camels and so on. However, he should kill the animal after he has his orgasm. He should not sell the meat to the people in his own village; however, selling the meat to the next door village should be fine.” ...I dunno, maybe sodomizing camels is just a Shia thing?
“If one commits the act of sodomy with a cow, an ewe, or a camel, their urine and their excrements become impure, and even their milk may no longer be consumed. The animal must then be killed and as quickly as possible and burned.”
Hat tip: Kenny Solomon
Hot Chicks at CPAC
I'm just sayin' John. Just sayin'......
Blogging: It's Like eHarmony, Only Better
Which just goes to show that blogging, not power, is the ultimate aphrodisiac.
Non-Sarcastic Good News: NYC al Qaeda Bomb Plotter Cooperating
Remember Najibullah Zazi? He's the Colorado man picked up because he was plotting to blow up targets in New York and who had received training from al Qaeda while in Pakistan. He's cooperating. And that is good news if, in fact, he's helping us track down his co-conspirators -- like his former imam who was supposed to be helping the FBI but instead tipped Zazi off that he was under investigation.
But more importantly, his al Qaeda contacts in Pakistan and the US. Fox News:
Najibullah Zazi, a Colorado airport shuttle driver, has begun talking to authorities and plans a guilty plea that could come as early as Monday, law enforcement officials told The Associated Press....His pick up left many of us scratching our heads. The apartment he was staying in had a load of backpacks. We also had video of him buying the ingredients necessary to make a TATP bomb. Both seemingly in emulation of the London 7/7 transit attacks.
As important as a plea would be, Zazi may be far more valuable to investigators as a source for information about co-conspirators in the United States and Pakistan....
The attack seemed imminent, but no bomb components were ever found.
What happened to them? He ditched 'em:
Zazi — accused of receiving explosives training in an al-Qaida terror camp in Pakistan — told prosecutors that he was armed with bomb-making components while en route to New York City last year, but got rid of them along the way, the people said.So, why did he ditch them? Did his imam tip him off while he was en route from Denver to New York? Chickening out? Or did he decide to just buy the components in New York when he got there in order to avoid having to explain to any cop that pulled him over on a traffic violation why he had 60 gallons of hydrogen peroxide in the car?
That last question being not so speculative. As soon as he got to New York he was pulled over and his car impounded. I suspect the FBI was looking for the bomb making components, but they found something which turned out to be of equal if not greater value: his laptop.
Thanks to Novaculus
What if the Next 9/11 Was Launched from the American Midwest?
Al Qaeda operative had $50k in unsecured loans from bailout banks
Another in the Long List of "Normal Kids" Who Turn Out to be Terrorists
2 Men Arrested In NYC Terror Investigation
Grand Jury Charges Immigrant on Terror "WMD" Charge
Another Arrest in al Qaeda NY Terror Plot
FBI unit set for more anti-terror raids in Queens; Fears of Madrid-style subway bombings
Three in Terror Ring Charged with Lying to FBI
VIDEO : Tea Party Responds to Keith Olbermann
Good Muslim Pleads Guilty to Disrupting a Flight
MIAMI - Mansor Mohammad "Mickey" Asad maintains his innocence despite pleading guilty Thursday to yelling anti-Semitic threats aboard a Delta Airlines plane at Miami International in January.His daughter spoke on his behalf
...It was a plead of convenience," Mr. Asad said by phone. "I've already been incarcerated over two months. I have children and expenses. I wanted to get back to ... Toledo."
Asad pleaded guilty Thursday in Miami-Dade Circuit Court to charges of disrupting a flight and quarreling with police. "I just decided to go ahead and take the plea and save money," he said.
Asad received three years' probation and was ordered to pay $27,500 in restitution to Delta. He also is to be placed on a federal "no-fly" list and will be barred from traveling by rail and other mass transport.
"He's not a terrorist. He's a family man, a good man. It just hurts what happened," Ms. Fruto said.See he's a good Arab and Muslim, family man, devout, hates Jews and wants to kill them. I mean what good Muslim doesn't?
Ms. Asad, a Lourdes College graduate, called the charges against him "ridiculous," and said the allegations are not consistent with his personality.
"He's just a kind person and always looking out for others," she said. "I'm very upset. We're Arab and Muslim. I think he was singled out."
Hat Tip: Herr Oyal Whyness.
Attn: Youtube User khankharoti
Mug Shots Of Men Arrested In Texas Church Fires Suggest Tea Party Influence
Sandcrawler PSA: IE Bug
I'm trying. I've been trying.
In the meantime, try Firefox or Safari. They seem to, you know, actually work.
Site seems to be loading fine now? Anyone else having an issue? I did the flash upgrade and rebooted and that seemed to fix me.
Jawa Readers Take Note
This video has a measly 743 views, we can do better than that!! Howie posted this earlier today, ya wanna let Howie down?
Seriously, this is no joke, some of the students who protested against the Mad Mullah's have been hanged. Stand up and view this vid and rate. Jawa's & Free Iran will thank you for it.
Boobies!! Image of Thought: Nancy Pelosicare
Blame Warren for the image, I am just the messenger..heh
Do you believe in miracles? 30 years later
The win by the USA Men's hockey team over heavily favored Canada last night was pretty spectacular. But it doesn't remotely come close to the victory by the scrappy and vastly overmatched 1980 USA hockey team over the Soviet Union that occurred 30 years ago today - February 22, 1980. For those who were around to watch the game that Friday night, then watched the gold medal game against Finland that following Sunday morning, watching flag-draped goalie Jim Craig skating around looking for his dad in the stands afterwards and Mike Eruzione calling his entire team up on the tiny podium during the medal ceremony, you understand how magical that event was. That's why the Sports Illustrated cover that week (above) bore no text. No one in America needed to be told.
For those of you who weren't around - you will never know.
February 21, 2010
Sandcrawler PSA: Control Base Jaker
PROJECT BACKGROUND: I'm directing and producing a feature-length documentary film--called PATROL BASE JAKER--about the US Marines and the practice of counter-insurgency in Afghanistan. I spent the month of October, 2009, on a filming embed with the Marines in Helmand Province, Afghanistan--the Taliban heartland and opium production capital of the world.What this country needs more of, pro-troops films. Awesome!
This is my second film project. I was the Executive Producer of BROTHERS AT WAR, the award-winning documentary film about an American military family and the Iraq war (http://www.brothersatwarmovie.com). However, PATROL BASE JAKER is my first film as a director and cinematographer. I traveled to Afghanistan and did all the filming and sound engineering on my own--it was a fascinating experience.[...]
Check out the press release from Gary Sinise and me about the military base screenings at http://bit.ly/4G3AtA ).[...]
(Update note from filmmaker) "We made the goal on Kickstarter! 165 backers have pledged a total of $45,125 toward the $45k goal--and we still have 48 hours to go. Awesome! Thank you to all the backers for supporting
the PATROL BASE JAKER movie."
What we achieved in the face of an implacable enemy, overcoming many in our own government willfully ignorant of our struggle, is what I believe to be the defining moment of my generation. The veteran today is the embodiment of what it means to be an American. Even when our valor was used for political sport, we continued to serve quietly.
This is truly without precedent.
As they say, read it all.
Muchos gracias to HF6.
AMW: Accused Pedophile Hits The Open Road
Speaking of pedophiles, I was alerted to this piece of shite:
Cops in Camden County, Mo., say Larry Arbuckle is the worst kind of lowlife. Arbuckle is accused of repeatedly raping a 27-year-old mentally-handicapped woman over a period of six months.[...]Click above image for more information on this piece of garbage.
Police tell AMW that the abuse doesn’t end there though: Arbuckle is also accused of sexually abusing the woman’s 2-year-old son.
Authorities say the incidents were reported by the victim’s 5-year-old son, whose story matched with the victim’s and that of a neighbor in the Sunrise Beach, Mo., community.
“Neighbors of the victim reported seeing Arbuckle and the female victim through the picture window of the apartment watching pornographic movies,” said Deputy Kost. “The victim stated that she didn’t want to have sex with Arbuckle but did so out of fear of getting hit.”
Now police need your help in bringing down this accused pedophile whose actions they say are beyond despicable.[..]
Authorities say Arbuckle can sometimes be found behind the wheel of a big rig. In fact, they say that’s the last place the accused child rapist was seen.[...]
If you’ve seen 50-year-old accused pedophile Larry Anthony Arbuckle, call our Hotline right away at 1-800-CRIME-TV.
Remember, you can remain anonymous
h/t Renee & Mark.
Different image of Arbuckle below fold.
Denmark: Sheikh Abdirahman Abyad Was 1 of 5 Somalis Arrested For Death Threats Against Danish People’s Party Leader Pia Kjærsgaard.
Via Rahm at Terror Free Somalia
An anonymous tip led to the arrest of five men who allegedly planned to have DF’s Pia Kjærsgaard killedWhat stays in Somalia doesn't stay in Somalia, or something like that.
Five men have been arrested in connection with death threats allegedly having been made against Danish People’s Party leader Pia Kjærsgaard.
Four of the five men were subsequently released by police, but the fifth remains in custody. The men are reportedly Somali and the man in custody is known to intelligence service PET, reported Politiken newspaper.
According to the Danish People’s Party (DF), a 500,000 kroner reward was offered in connection with carrying out the death threats against Kjærsgaard. The party indicated its head office received a letter written in English from an anonymous source with details about the planned hit and the suspects’ names.[..more]
KosLizards To March A Million Strong On Washington!!!111!!!eleventyone!!1
Oh, unlike the Tea Party marches on Washington, this one is virtual.
You know what that means....
How's That Hope & Change Going For You Obi One?
Forty-one percent (41%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -19. The Approval Index has been lower only on one day during Barack Obama’s thirteen months in office (see trends).
The previous low came on December 22 as the Senate was preparing to approve its version of the proposed health care legislation. The current lows come as the President is once again focusing attention on the health care legislation.
Click image for breakdown.
In his new book, In Search of Self-Governance, Scott Rasmussen notes that while designing our system of government James Madison “recognized something that just about everybody in Washington tries to forget. The government does not run the country. It is one institution among many that makes a self-governing society work.”Amen to that!
Swedenstan: Jews leave Swedish City After Sharp Rise In Anti-Semitic Hate Crimes
When she first arrived in Sweden after her rescue from a Nazi concentration camp, Judith Popinski was treated with great kindness.h/t Jawa's friend and best selling author Brad Thor
She raised a family in the city of Malmo, and for the next six decades lived happily in her adopted homeland - until last year.
n 2009, a chapel serving the city's 700-strong Jewish community was set ablaze. Jewish cemeteries were repeatedly desecrated, worshippers were abused on their way home from prayer, and "Hitler" was mockingly chanted in the streets by masked men.
"I never thought I would see this hatred again in my lifetime, not in Sweden anyway," Mrs Popinski told The Sunday Telegraph.
"This new hatred comes from Muslim immigrants. The Jewish people are afraid now."
Malmo's Jews, however, do not just point the finger at bigoted Muslims and their fellow racists in the country's Neo-Nazi fringe. They also accuse Ilmar Reepalu, the Left-wing mayor who has been in power for 15 years, of failing to protect them.
Mr Reepalu, who is blamed for lax policing, is at the centre of a growing controversy for saying that what the Jews perceive as naked anti-Semitism is in fact just a sad, but understandable consequence of Israeli policy in the Middle East.
While his views are far from unusual on the European liberal-left, which is often accused of a pro-Palestinian bias, his Jewish critics say they encourage young Muslim hotheads to abuse and harass them.
The future looks so bleak that by one estimate, around 30 Jewish families have already left for Stockholm, England or Israel, and more are preparing to go.
Wafa Sultan Ex-Muslim/Apostate: "Why Many Muslim Women Are Leaving Islam"
Domestic Dhimmis listen up!
Imperial Good News!: Israel Unveils New Heron TP Drone Fleet That Can Reach Iran
The Juice are evil, just plain evil......Ha!
TEL NOF AIR FORCE BASE, Israel (AP) – Israel’s air force on Sunday introduced a fleet of huge pilotless planes that can remain in the air for a full day and fly as far as the Persian Gulf, putting rival Iran within its range.
The Heron TP drones have a wingspan of 86 feet (26 meters), making them the size of Boeing 737 passenger jets and the largest unmanned aircraft in Israel’s military. The planes can fly at least 20 consecutive hours and are primarily used for surveillance and carrying diverse payloads.
Ministry Of Warfare - Images
U.S. Marines and Sailors from Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment ride in a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 466, Marine Aircraft Group 40, Marine Expeditionary Brigade-Afghanistan before inserting into Marjeh, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Feb. 13, 2010, in support of Operation Moshtarak. The operation is helping to liberate the city of insurgent activity and make it safe for the local populace. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Timothy Brumley/Released)h/t Michael Yon who hopes to have a "shoot out" with the Combat Camera crew.
Photographer's Name: Sergeant Timothy BrumleyLocation: unknown
Date Shot: 2/13/2010Date Posted: 2/17/2010VIRIN: 100213-M-5284B-113
Video: "Child Sex Normal in Islam & Quran"
File this under pedophilia.
A few comments on this vid:
namexa1 - And YOU are a despicable KIKE. You're going back in the ovens again some day, cunt, whether you like it or notWow, just wow.
I'm not a Jew. It's typical of brain dead pedo worshippers of Islam like you to violently curse at the Jews when you can't defend the indefensible Islam/Mohammad. Thanks for showing the true hateful face of Islam.
namexa1 irooni100, you said "No.2 Iran has NEVER had the 9 years old Marriages ". But SO WHAT?? Even if they DO, it's still NOT the damn West's business! Its is a PRIVATE matter for parents to decide. It is NOT a public matter! I shall raise my own daughters AS I SEE FIT, they are MY property, NOT the busybody commies' property. And I insist that each one of my daughters are married off by age 8 at latest. That is MY decision as their father, NOT a decision for my enemies to make!
namexa1 k0O01, listen you f**king[censored...ed] commie kike, age 9 is NOT merely a "little girl" in SOME species of hominids. For example 9 year olds of my species reach menses by that age & we are fully fledged young adults by the age of 12.
Furthermore, such matters are simply NONE of your f**king[censored..ed] .business, its private a matter to be decided by parents, NOT a public issue! How those live in different cultures is NOT your business. What might be "wrong" or "right" for YOUR species might not apply for other species
School Accused of Cyberspying on Students
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Administrators for the Lower Merion School District gave laptop computers to 2,300 students, each containing a remote-controlled webcam which allegedly allows spying on students at home.
One student's parents, Holly and Michael Robbins, have protested an incident of spying on their son, Blake, by filing a lawsuit in federal court.
"I don't feel that school has the right to put cameras inside the kids' home, inside their bedrooms and spy on children," Holly said.School administrators said they only used the remote webcam feature, now disabled, to track down stolen or missing laptops. Apparently the possibility that a teacher or administrator would use the webcam feature to ogle boys and girls in their bedrooms is unthinkable. Heh.
The suit claims a Harriton High School official enabled the device, concerned the sophomore was "engaged in improper behavior in his home." An assistant principal later confronted the student, citing a photograph taken by the webcam as evidence.
"She thought I was selling drugs which is completely false," Blake said.
Nevertheless, privacy advocates are outraged and it's reported that the FBI is investigating for possible wiretap violations.
Babe Teacher Ratted Out
(Clinton, Tennessee) Twenty-seven-year-old social studies teacher at Clinton High School, Megan Baumann, has been fired for inappropriate conduct with students.
It seems Baumann liked her students a little too much. She was reportedly having relationships with multiple boys. So two girls, worried about her intimacy with a male student, ratted the teacher out to the principal.A former Sunday school teacher, Baumann has 30 days to appeal the dismissal. It's not known if a criminal complaint will be filed.
But while Baumann apparently excels in the bed, she's not too good under interrogation. She was confronted and suspended that same day. She was also ordered to have no contact with the boys.
She apparently violated that order right away.
In another story this week, while Baumann was allegedly mixing it up with male students, it's alleged that a 26-year-old teacher and soccer coach in Wisconsin, Emily Patterson, rode the other bus.
Brick In The Wall (Hey Ayatollah, Leave Those Kids Alone!)
Hat Tip: Freedom's Messenger.
Video: Hitchens & Dale: Freedom of Speech & Libel Law
Dhimmi Watch: Obama's Czar John Brennan
Part 2/2 below fold
h/t Tom & RaeAnn
Barry Soetoro: Profiles in Chaos
Excellent article on Obama, well worth the read.
“It was in this context that I came across the picture in Life Magazine of the black man who had tried to peel off his skin . . . I know that seeing that article was violent for me, an ambush attack.”
Barack Obama describes his racial awakening at age nine and the impact of the disturbing image of a black man driven to self mutilation to escape his blackness (Michael Jackson was just a kid at the time). Powerful images.
Also entirely false. Life never published any such photos.
Later Obama would talk about his great struggle with racial issues at Punahou School in Hawaii. Former classmates don’t dispute that there were racial discussions at Punahou. But according to Sharon Churcher of the UK Daily Mail Online Barry Obama was not a part of those discussions.
The character in Obama’s alleged autobiography known as “Ray” in real life is Keith Kakugawa also disputes Obama’s self portrayal as an “angry black man”. According to Churcher, the two had lots of long, “soulful” discussions but never about race. What Keith does remember was Barry’s intense longing for his parents.
Obama recalls being “tortured” by fellow students at Punahau. But school friends recall it a bit differently and remember Obama as a “spoiled high achiever” according to Churcher.
Traditionally works of fiction are identified as such. In his preface to the 2004 edition of Dreams From My Father Obama says he cannot honestly say that the voice in the book is not his or that he would tell the story much differently today than I did ten years ago (Pg. 4).If you're thinking "but this is Canada Free Press". A little about the author of this article:
Chicago Tribune reporters Kirsten Scharnberg and Kim Barker interviewed more than forty of Obama’s former classmates, teachers, friends and neighbors and came to the startling conclusion that “several of his oft recited stories may not have happened the way he has recounted them.”
While the mainstream media loves to rhapsodize about Barack Obama’s Remarkable Journey™ what deserves more attention is the psychology of the man who is now the most powerful person in the world. Actually it would have been more useful had the mainstream press been willing to give some serious thought to Obama’s mental health before November 4, 2008.
The press is thoroughly enchanted with the Obama biracial, multicultural extravaganza of a life story so it is no surprise that the actual facts are far from the romantic fairy tale the media has confabulated. Instead when we examine Obama’s childhood and adolescence we find abandonment, chaos, alcoholism and abuse along with an excruciating quest for identity that has not been resolved. [...more]
Joy Tiz, Joytiz.com, born in Chicago, recalls when many democrats were actually normal people who were just wrong about everything. Joy holds a M.Sc. in psychology and a JD in law.Damn glad I didn't take the MSM word as God like like over half of America did. BTW, my title was taken from the article. No, I am not a birther.
Joy has written extensively about current events and politics. She was a columnist at Americas Voices and now writes for Canada Free Press. Joy’s latest book, Obamanutz: A Cult Leader takes the White House provides an unblinking look at who Barack Obama is and what forces propelled him into the White House.
What liberals say about Joy Tiz
February 20, 2010
Al Qaeda in Somalia Declares War on Movie Theaters and Soccer
Yet again. So, which was harem: The theater itself or watching soccer? Granted, watching Manchester United play is generally a sin in my book.
This would be comic if it wasn't for the fact that the Shabaab bastards killed at least two in the process. Sad, that.
Canadian al Qaeda Killed in Pakistan: Also, al Qaeda and Taliban NOT Separate Entities
Can someone please stop circulating the "al Qaeda and the Taliban are completely different entities" meme now?
The US killed a key al Qaeda military leader based in Pakistan's Taliban-controlled tribal agency of North Waziristan during an airstrike on Feb. 17.Go ahead and read the rest of Roggio's post, but Mansoor (al Qaeda) appears to have been killed while attending the funeral of Muhammad Haqqani (Tailban, brother of Siraj -- "Missed him by that much"). [UPDATE: Oops, actually Haqqani was attending Mansoor's funeral when he bit the dust. Mansoor was killed in a Taliban compound the day before -- Thanks to "The Dude"]
Sheikh Mansoor was killed in a Predator attack that targeted a Taliban compound in the village of Tapi near Miramshah, the main town in North Waziristan.
Also, Mansoor was Mansoor Khadr. Name ring a bell? If he holds the same citizenship as his father (dead, also killed in Predator strike) and his two brothers then he's Canadian. You may recognize one of his brothers as Omar Khadr, the youngest detainee at Guantanamo, one of the media darlings of the Left who constantly scream that he should be set free. Late last year the vast majority of Canadians supported the notion that this "innocent" kid should be brought back.
Daddy and brother were known al Qaeda operatives -- top al Qaeda operatives -- and yet he was just some poor innocent kid caught up in the throes of war. And holed up in a house with another al Qaeda operative. And at least one of the two was shooting at US forces before throwing a grenade at them.
He was just a kid. Fifteen. As if the same notions of "childhood" applied in Pakistan and Afghanistan where at fifteen boys are just a little too old to have sex with, a little too young to get married, but just right for jihad.
Injustice! Bush-hitler! Free Khadr!
Does eating too much Kraft Dinner and mayonnaise on your burgers make you lose your spines or what?
Back to the Taliban vs. al Qaeda. Sure, the two are separate "organizations", but they share the same goals and the organizational boundaries between the two are fluid. From a strategic standpoint there is no real distinction of any importance.
Those who want to say that this is a "war on al Qaeda" -- like our current Sec. of Defense -- have really missed the entire point. In fact, the majority of jihadis in the West have been linked to other groups entirely. Especially Lashkar-e-Toiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad. Both Pakistani groups with ties to al Qaeda and the Taliban.
Again, you can try to minimize the scale of the task ahead of us all you want, but doing so masks the enormity of it at the risk of national security.
Does this Suicide Belt Make Me Look Fat?
I hope he only was recruiting the ugly ones:
Iraqi security forces have arrested an Al Qaeda operative suspected of recruiting women to carry out suicide attacks, the U.S. military and Iraqi security officials said Saturday.But if that wasn't bad enough:
"Intelligence reports indicate the cell recruits female suicide bombers, including women with mental illness. The cell is also believed responsible for making and distributing suicide belts."Dude, that's just not cool.
Yet Another: Hitler Finds Out Pinky Won't Be Re-Elected
Breitbart To NYT'S Zernike: You're A Despicable Human Being (Update by Rusty: Is Zernike a retard?)
Just after 4:00pm that afternoon, Andrew Breitbart received the Reed Irvine Accuracy in Media Award from AIM for uncovering corruption at ACORN this past year. He used part of his speech to voice his opinion of Zernike’s piece. Transcript begins at around 6:05 into part I:
Would Sarah Palin or baby Jesus cry if I called Kate Zernike a retard?
Also, Jane kinda talks like that. She's from New Jersey. Which doesn't make her a racist, just a masochist.
CAIR national board member deported for terrorist ties
Guy didn't even show up for his own immigration hearing to avoid answering questions under oath about his ties to Islamic terror groups. From NBC-Dallas/Fort Worth:
An immigration judge in Dallas on Friday ordered an outspoken Islamic leader deported after the U.S. government alleged he had ties to terrorist groups in the Middle East.
Nabil Sadoun, a Dallas resident and former board member of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, was deported to his native Jordan after he failed to appear at his immigration hearing. He entered the U.S. in August 1993.
Sadoun's attorney, Kimberly Kinser, said he was already in Jordan and was unable to return to Texas because the government had taken his permanent resident card, or green card.
She denied he was tied to any terrorist groups.
In the hearing, Judge Anthony Rogers of the Executive Office for Immigration Review, said Sadoun "made a decision to leave the U.S." and forfeited his right to fight his deportation. He said the decision was final and could not be appealed.
In court, the judge made vague references to the government's voluminous motion to deport him, including alleged involvement with Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood. The judge concluded Sadoun lied on government forms when he denied he was a member.
The judge also indicated there was evidence Sadoun contributed to the Richardson-based Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, which was the largest Islamic charity in the United States. Prosecutors convicted the group of funneling money to terrorist groups and several of its leaders were sent to prison. In the case, CAIR was named an unindicted co-conspirator.
Three in Miami Aided Hezbollah in South America
Two Americans and two Paraguayans in Florida have been busy aiding and abetting the organization that orchestrated the killing of 241 Americans, mostly Marines. The three were apparently part of a scheme to ship what would normally be considered benign goods -- such as Sony Playstation 2s -- to shops owned by Hezbollah in the tri-border region of Paraguay, Argentina, and Brazil.
Hezbollah has a long history of operating in South America -- especially in the tri-borders region where many terrorist organizations are said to have a foothold.
Here's a summary:
Agents from the bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and officers from the FBI and other federal agencies executed search warrants in Florida on Thursday and arrested Emilio Gonzalez-Neira, Khaled Safadi and Ulises Talavera, owners of three Miami-area freight forwarding companies....A fourth man, Samer Mehdi of Paraguay, was also indicted. He was the guy on the receiving end of the scheme.
“This international ICE led multi-jurisdictional investigation demonstrates ICE’s mission to identify, investigate, disrupt and dismantle criminal organizations that support designated terrorist entities and participate in the illicit trade of commodities that support terrorist activities and ultimately threaten the national security of the United States,” John Morton, ICE’s assistant secretary of Homeland Security, said in a statement.
The electronics shop in Paraguay is located within a mall known as Galeria Page, which the U.S. government has designated a terrorist entity for its ties to Hezbollah, according to sources.
"Hundreds of millions" of dollars were made from the scheme, and the money "goes directly to Hezbollah," one source said.
A copy of the press release which accompanied the indictment is below.
Jeffrey H. Sloman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Anthony V. Mangione, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Office of Investigations, John V. Gillies, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Miami Field Office, Harold Woodward, Director of Field Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Michael Johnson, Special Agent in Charge, Department of Commerce (DOC), Adam J. Szubin, Director, Department of the Treasury’s, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and Michael Fithen, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Secret Service, Miami Field Office, announced the indictment of four individuals and three Miami businesses on charges involving the export of electronics to a U.S. designated terrorist entity in Paraguay.
Samer Mehdi, 37, of Paraguay, Khaled T. Safadi, 56, of Miami, FL, Ulises Talavera, 46, of Miami, FL, Emilio Jacinto Gonzalez-Neira, 43, of Paraguay, Cedar Distributors, Inc. (Cedar), a Miami-based freight forwarding company owned by defendant Safadi, Transamerica Express of Miami, Inc. (Transamerica), a Miami-based freight forwarding company owned by defendant Talavera, and Jumbo Cargo, Inc. (Jumbo), a Miami-based freight forwarding company owned by defendant Gonzalez-Neira, were indicted on charges of conspiracy, 18 U.S.C. § 371, violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), 50 U.S.C. §§ 1701-1706, and smuggling electronic goods from the United States to Paraguay, 18 U.S.C. § 554. The Indictment also seeks the forfeiture of an amount equal to the value of the electronics that were illegally exported. If convicted, the individual defendants face up to 20 years’ imprisonment on the IEEPA charges, 10 years’ imprisonment on the smuggling charges, and 5 years’ imprisonment on the conspiracy charge. The companies each face up to five years’ probation on all charges, and fines of up to $1,000,000 on the IEEPA charges, and $250,000 on the smuggling and conspiracy charges, respectively.
On Feb. 18, 2010, ICE special agents along with agents and officers of CBP, FBI, DOC, OFAC and the Secret Service, executed arrest and search warrants as a result of this criminal investigation. Cedar owner Khaled Safadi and Transamerica owner Ulises Talavera were arrested in Doral, FL, Jumbo owner Emilio Gonzalez-Neira was arrested in Sunny Isles, FL, and Jomana Import Export owner Samer Mehdi is still at large. Safadi, Talavera and Gonzalez-Neira had their initial appearances today. Gonzalez-Neira was held in pre-trial detention, and Safadi and Talavera are being held in pre-trial detention pending their bond hearings, which are scheduled for Monday, March 1, 2010, at 10:00 a.m.
This investigation was initiated in 2007 by ICE, FBI, CBP and DOC, as part of the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF). According to the allegations in the Indictment, from at least as early as March 2007 through and continuing to at least January 2008, freight-forwarders Talavera, through Transamerica, and Gonzalez-Neira, through Jumbo, exported Sony brand electronics, including Playstation 2 consoles and digital cameras, to defendant Samer Mehdi, owner of Jomana Import Export, an electronics business located within the Galeria Page, a shopping center in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay. Safadi, through Cedar, was a distributor of the electronics to the freight-forwarders.
Since December 6, 2006, the shopping center known as Galeria Page in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay, has been designated as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) entity by OFAC, pursuant to Executive Order 13224. Consequently, any transaction or dealing by a U.S. person with Galeria Page, including any transaction or dealing with an entity within Galeria Page, is prohibited. The OFAC designation banned trade with Galeria Page and all tenants located therein. At all relevant times to the Indictment, it is alleged that the defendants were aware that shipping to Galeria Page was prohibited.
To conceal the true destination of the prohibited shipments, the defendants created fake invoices that contained false addresses and also listed fictitious ultimate consignees on the required Shippers Export Declarations (SEDs), and other necessary export paperwork. Locations referenced in these false documents, as well as corresponding emails, ensured that the electronics would reach the prohibited intended destination. Additionally, wire transfer payments from Mehdi in Paraguay to the U.S.-based distributors were routed through various facilities to mask their true origin.
On September 23, 2001, pursuant to his authority under IEEPA, then President George W. Bush issued Executive Order 13224, and declared a national emergency to deal with the threat of acts of terrorism and threats of terrorism committed by foreign terrorists. The Executive Order empowered the U.S. Secretary of State to designate individuals or entities as having committed or as posing a significant risk of committing acts of terrorism that threaten the national security, foreign policy, or economy of the United States. The Order also authorized the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury to designate certain individuals or entities as owned or controlled by, acting for or on behalf of, or providing support to, foreign terrorists. Executive Order 13224 blocked the property interests of such designated entities and persons, known as SDGTs. This Executive Order was in effect at all times relevant to this Indictment.
To implement Executive Order 13224, the U.S. Department of Treasury, through the OFAC, issued regulations that, among other things, prohibited any transactions or dealings in blocked property, or any transactions with an SDGT by a U.S. person in the absence of a specific license granted by OFAC. No such licenses were granted to the defendants here.
U.S. Attorney Jeffrey H. Sloman stated, “The U.S. Attorney’s Office, along with our law enforcement partners, will continue to vigorously enforce OFAC regulations and federal laws designed to shut down financing to individuals or entities that pose a potential threat to our national security.”
“This international ICE led multi-jurisdictional investigation demonstrates ICE’s mission to identify, investigate, disrupt and dismantle criminal organizations that support designated terrorist entities and participate in the illicit trade of commodities that support terrorist activities and ultimately threaten the national security of the United States,” said Anthony V. Mangione, special agent in charge of the ICE Office of Investigations in Miami.
FBI Special Agent in Charge John V. Gillies, stated, “The tri-border region is an area of concern to the FBI and our law enforcement partners both in the United States and overseas. We will continue our efforts to safeguard our national security and economic interests, including investigations of violations of our export laws that harm the United States.”
Harold Woodward Director of Field Operations for Customs and Border Protection stated “The changing face of terrorists and other criminal groups pose an increased area of concern for CBP and by fostering relationships with other law enforcement and intelligence agencies and foreign governments we improve the total security of global trade and travel. Dismantling these criminal organizations plays a major role in insuring the safety of our homeland.”
“OFAC will continue to pursue aggressive enforcement actions against domestic and foreign entities that conduct business with terrorist-linked entities through the United States," said OFAC Director Adam J. Szubin.
Mr. Sloman commended the investigative efforts of ICE’s Office of Investigations in Miami, FBI, CBP, DOC, OFAC, U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. State Department, Office of the ICE Attaché Buenos Aires and Office of the ICE Attaché Brasilia, and the cooperation of the Paraguayan and Brazilian governments. ICE’s Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Center and Trade Transparency Unit assisted in the investigation. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Allyson Fritz and Russell Koonin, and Department of Justice Trial Attorney Mariclaire Rourke.
An Indictment is only an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
Anti-Sharia Event at CPAC
Papa Whiskey was at the CPAC event organized by Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller featuring a number of speakers who took on Islam's darker side. Especially moving, I thought, was this:
Simon Deng, African-born and now an American, appeared, he said, as "a voice for those who have no voice," remaining as they do under Islam's yoke in his native Sudan. He told of being captured by Arab bands as a child and enslaved for three years. But today, he declared, “I stand before you as a free man in a free nation.” He warned Americans against complacency in the face of the international jihad.Read the rest.
The News Reel blog also has extensive coverage.
February 19, 2010
WH Friday Night News Dump: Obama's Muslim Envoy Admits Al-Arian Quotes Were His
Why the initial cover up?
President Obama's new Muslim envoy Rashad Hussain admitted Friday to once defending a man [Sami al-Arian] who later pleaded guilty to conspiring to aid a terrorist group -- an admission that contradicts earlier claims from the White House that the quotes had been mistakenly attributed to Hussain.Must suck the internet archives caught this administration in yet another lie. Hats off to Delinda Hanley for not following along with the coverup.
Hussain, named by Obama as an envoy to the Organization of Islamic Conference, said Friday his comments at the time were "ill conceived or not well formulated."[BS..ed]
The Web version of the 2004 article in the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs was later edited to delete all of Hussain's comments. Editor Delinda Hanley told Fox News last week she believed the change was made in February 2009.
Thanks to Barbarossa
Radical "Muslim Sisterhood" Uncovered in Egypt
A special women's unit within the banned radical group Muslim Brotherhood is operating in Egypt and possibly other Arab nations, according to a counterterrorism report obtained by the Terrorism Committee of the National Association of Chiefs of Police.Muslimahs are as dumb as our own government.
The report states that the deputy chairman of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mahmoud Ezzat, was arrested with other members of the al-Qaeda-affiliated group and that investigators uncovered evidence of a group of women who serve as "mules" to deliver messages and act as messengers for the terrorist group.
Fort Jackson Five update
Twenty-four hours after this story first broke and we're starting to get a better picture of exactly what happened two months ago at the Army base in Fort Jackson, SC. Erick Stakelbeck has an update on the story:
This morning, I spoke to Army CID spokesman Christopher Gray and learned more details about a possible poisoning plot that I first reported here yesterday after CBN confirmed with Patrick Jones of Fort Jackson's Public Affairs Office and a reliable source with intimate knowledge of the investigation. Here is the latest on what we do know.
According to Gray, the Army is investigating allegations that a group of soldiers from the 09 Lima program (more on that later in this post) at Fort Jackson--which is based in South Carolina--had talked about poisoning food in the base's mess hall. The men were questioned about two months ago, around Christmas. Gray said that to protect the integrity of the investigation, he could not comment further. He stressed that the investigation is "open and continuing."
CBN News also spoke to a Department of Homeland Security official with knowledge of the investigation who wished to remain anonymous. The official confirmed that the investigation was ongoing and said that someone in the Lima 09 program overheard five Muslim colleagues talking about poisoning food at the base. The person then reported the men, who were brought in for questioning.
The DHS official stressed that after the terrorist massacre at Fort Hood, the Army is taking a zero tolerance policy towards any potential threatening statements and is now extremely sensitive about any allegations in that regard.
Rusty has his take on the matter up at Pajamas Media today.
The "nothing to see here, move along" crowd have tried to pick this story apart to claim its not credible. The first item they point to is that both the CBN and Fox News reports last night said that the five guys had been arrested, not just questioned. But in both cases, that's what the Army told them. It took a while for the Army to get its story straight.
The second complaint they make is that the Pentagon is saying that there is "no credible information to support the allegations", which people have taken to mean that there is nothing to the story. But in fact, if you read the Associated Press report this morning, what there was "no credible information" was that they had not actually attempted to poison the food. There had only been some kind of discussions or communications about it, which someone had overheard and reported and which the Army spokesperson said they are taking seriously.
What isn't in dispute, and which all the reports appear to confirm, is that two months after the fact the investigation is still open and ongoing. [UPDATE: CBS is reporting that three of the five have been cleared, but two are still under investigation, making our point again. Report at Breitbart.] Seems to be more here than your standard assclown standing in line at the airport joking about bombing the plane. And except for the initial reports that the guys had been arrested, which is the official statement that both CBN and Fox initially received from the military, the story is holding up. No doubt we'll learn more in the days ahead.
The upside of this story is that the Army acted swiftly when the allegations were reported and appears to be taking a zero tolerance policy on this kind of stuff. That is a very welcome change after the Ft Hood massacre. But as we noted last night, the open question is why this information has taken two months to get out. If these guys had been neo-Nazis or evangelical Christians, the media would have been all over from the very start. When the investigation first opened, the Pentagon was still working on the Ft Hood report and would have seriously undercut their "see no Islam" approach. And after the murder of two US soldiers in Afghanistan last month by an interpreter, the information about the Ft Jackson incident would have raised even greater concerns about the integrity of the DOD's interpreter program at a time that the Pentagon and White House would not have wanted more scrutiny.
So until all the facts are known, a caution about making more out of this than what is known is certainly reasonable. But to dismiss the whole thing out-of-hand and claim that there is nothing to see here flies in the face of the fact that two months after this incident, there is still an open investigation. Bravo to CBN and Fox for making this investigation public and let's see what investigators actually turn up in this case.
Imperial Good News!! US Marines Seize Taliban Headquarters, IDs, Photos
MARJAH, Afghanistan — After a fierce gunfight, U.S. Marines seized a strongly defended compound Friday that appears to have been a Taliban headquarters — complete with photos of fighters posing with their weapons, dozens of Taliban-issued ID cards and graduation diplomas from a training camp in Pakistan.Awesome job Marines!!
Insurgents who had been using the field office just south of Marjah's town center abandoned it by the end of the day's fighting, as Marines converged on them from all sides, escalating operations to break resistance in this Taliban stronghold in southern Helmand province.
Marines from Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines fought their way south from the town center Friday after residents told them that several dozen insurgent fighters had regrouped in the area.
Throughout the day, small groups of Taliban marksmen tried to slow the advance with rifle fire as they slowly fell back in face of the Marine assault.
"They know that they are outnumbered ... and that in the end they don't have the firepower to compete with us conventionally," said Capt. Joshua Winfrey of Tulsa, Okla., commander of Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines.
BTW, master mentioned there were stack & stacks of ghey pOrn seized...
h/t Israel V.
Holder: Yeah Obama Appointed a Bunch of Terrorists' Lawyers So What?
Dude, this is unfreakingbelievable.
No, actually, it's quite believable. This is the Obama Administration. Which ran on a platform of: let's shut down Guantanamo within year and give all of these guys lawyers, rights, and civilian trials.
How's that working out for ya Sparky?
It's not just that these are lawyers who worked to free terrorists -- even terrorists need lawyers -- but that some of them filed amicus curiae briefs on behalf of Guantanamo detainees. That means that they weren't the lawyers for the terrorists, but were so outraged (outgrage!) by what Bush-Hitler was doing that they felt compelled (compelled!) to try and intervene in the cases even though they had no direct relationship with them.
I can't believe you morons voted for this guy. He's giving you exactly what he promised.
"Shooting a guy in the d*ck? That's Just Weak"
Sounds to me like the kid deserved it, but WWECD (What would Eric Cartman Do?):
Amanda Kelly told a deputy that her dad, William Russell Kelly Jr., had shot her boyfriend Randall Carter at their home. The reason for dad's ire, according to the younger Kelly: "He hates him, dude."Thanks to Herr Oyall.
William readily admitted to the shooting, but claims a different motive. He says he unloaded his .45 revolver, which he affectionately calls "The Judge," because Carter was assaulting this daughter. "I shot him in the nuts with bird-shot because he was beating my daughter," Kelly told police.
Video: Cartman give Butters some sage advice.
The Department of Defense announced today(yesterday) the deaths of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.Family and friends of these brave men are in my thoughts and prayers.
They died of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device Feb. 13 in Zhari province, Afghanistan. They were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.
Staff Sgt. John A. Reiners, 24, of Lakeland, Fla.;
Sgt. Jeremiah T. Wittman, 26, of Darby, Mont.; and
Spc. Bobby J. Pagan, 23, of Austin, Texas.
Austin Pilot Vilolates CAIR Patent on "Suicide Mission"
The Council on American-Islamic Relations has filed a posthumous lawsuit against Andrew Joseph Stack, the man who flew his plane into an Austin, Texas IRS building on Thursday. The copyright infringement suit maintains that Stack “knowingly utilized a copyright protected technique for his own personal gain.”More.
I Knew It!
Yesterdays tragedy in Austin was a inside job by sumbudy, guburrmunt, seeeyea, ifbeeye, newwurdordur or mooseodd!!!
NYT: Brooklyn Accent = RAAAACIST!
Via Malkin, Jason Mattera gave a rousing speech at CPAC only to be called a racist.
To the apparently untrained ears of a New York Times reporter, Jason’s Brooklyn accent = RAAAACIST!
The All Important Tiger Woods Press Conference
Yeah, I really didn't give a sh!t either.
Lebanon: Help Snuff Terrorists Get Death Sentence
Not that I condone killing Hamas, Hezbollah, Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine types ... oh wait.
A retired Lebanese police officer was sentenced to death Thursday for working with Israeli intelligence on a 2006 car bombing that killed two members of a Palestinian terror group.Seriously, this sucks.
Mahmoud Rafeh, who is in his 60s, showed no reaction as a judge read the sentence. Death sentences are not uncommon in Lebanon, but they are rarely carried out. Rafeh has two months to appeal.
Classic War Planes Hot Chicks and Bikinis
What's not to like about that ;)
Bad Arsed Bravo Company 1st Battalion 6th Marine Regiment Hearts Little Children
The child's father asked them to help with the this little ones fever.
Marines and Sailors with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, treat an Afghan child afflicted with dermatitus, due to lack of hygiene Feb. 17 in Marjah, Afghanistan. Several days after coalition forces launched an assault against insurgents taking refuge in the city, the fighting continues to manifest in sporadic outbursts.God Speed, and by all means stay safe
Moo Allah: You say Potayto I say Potahto
Some really brilliant Muslims are claiming this bull says "Allah" and that it's a sign of the apocalypse. To me it sounds more like they were trying to milk the bull, and that he didn't mind.
Thanks to Stable Hand.
Update by Abu Fatima
Michael Yon describes the events leading up to the death of one of our soldiers Adam Ray
18 February 2010Read the rest...
On Feb. 9th, in a field near a road, an Afghan soldier squatted to relieve himself. He picked the wrong spot. A bomb exploded, blowing off a leg, and he died. Captain John Weatherly, Commander of Charlie Company of the 4-23 Infantry at FOB Price in Helmand Province, mentioned that in passing as he described the series of events that led to the death of Specialist – now Sergeant – Adam Ray, a vigorous 23 year old, born in Tampa, Florida. The bomb the Afghan stumbled upon was near the IED that struck Adam.[...]
In the war zone that is Afghanistan, life and limb depend on noticing normally mundane things like culverts. They are a favorite hiding spot for the Taliban to plant bombs intended to kill Americans driving the roads. Hundreds, even thousands of pounds of explosives can be stuffed inside, launching our vehicles into the sky, flipping them over and over, sometimes killing all. And so, in some areas, soldiers on missions must stop dozens of times to check culverts for explosives. Since we do this every day in front of thousands of Afghans, they know our patterns. In addition to planting bombs in culverts, they plant mines and other bombs near culverts, to get men who stop to check.
RIP Sgt. Adam Ray
Rayycyyyst Tea Partiers Expressing Their Hate for People of Color
Wow its just like Olberman described, horrible!
Hat Tip: Scott.
Here we go again. Something bad happened this week, so….fire up the Tea Party-bashing engine. My syndicated column today looks at the Left’s unhingedness over the Austin suicide pilot and the Amy Bishop campus massacre, which as I noted yesterday, reeks of the same craven political exploitation as the Kentucky census worker hoax. Since filing the column yesterday afternoon, there are even more examples to add to the pile. Allahpundit spotlights a Washington Post contributor and Time magazine piece both shoehorning the Tea Party movement into their suicide pilot coverage and commentary.
Damn the facts. There’s a crisis to exploit....
Sandcrawler PSA: Immediate Opening for al-Shabaab IED Technician!
Somali government soldiers walk past the covered remains of a man who was killed when the roadside bomb he allegedly tried to plant went of prematurely, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
Tea Party Terrorists Protest With Pitchforks and Torches
Wait...did I say tea party protesters?
Oops! I meant leftist union thugs brandishing pitchforks and actual torches in, er, protest of "business organizations."
Happy St. Practice Day From The Jawa Report
That's exactly what those great guys at Guinness have done with The Great Guinness Toast. Sometimes known as "St. Practice Day", made up of Guinness drinkers across the country trying to break the record for the largest simultaneous toast.
Sandcrawler PSA: We here at the Jawa Report urge you to consume alcohol responsibly, unless you are from Wisconsin, in which case you are a professional and need no lecturing. Cheers!
The Occupation of Constantinople
by my fave Italian writer, well the only one I know, still my fave ;)
Il Blog di Riccardo Di Giuseppe: Welcome to Islamic Crusades, Episode 1: The Occupation of Constantinople. In the introduction to this series, I quoted Bill Clinton’s 2001 address in which he cited the Crusades as a root cause for the 9/11 attacks, and specifically singled out the sack of Jerusalem in 1099 as an example of Western brutality that still poisons our relations with the Muslim world today. In this video I will tell the story of the merciless siege, destruction and exploitation of a great Christian city. The atrocities were at least as horrific as those in Jerusalem; men, women and children were massacred, the city was burned and looted, and ancient Christian churches were destroyed or converted into Mosques. It not only marked the fall of a city, but the death of a culture, and the end of a 1,100 year old empire. This terrible event occurred in 1453 AD, 354 years closer to our own time than the siege of Jerusalem; yet it is not used by Christians to justify violence, it is not cited as motivation for Christian suicide bombers to kill civilians, in fact you would be hard-pressed to find it mentioned anywhere in the public discourse.Ahh, video too.
Another Dead Haqqani?
ISLAMABAD – The brother of senior Afghan Taliban commander Siraj Haqqani has been killed in a U.S. missile strike in northwestern Pakistan, Pakistani intelligence officials said Friday.Again this is a Pakistani intelligence claim. Sometimes they pan out sometimes they don't.
The death was the latest in a string of blows to militants operating in Pakistan and neighboring Afghanistan, including the capture in recent weeks of the Taliban's No. 2 leader, that together are seen as the most significant strike against the insurgents in years.
Mohammed Haqqani and three other close associates of Siraj Haqqani were killed when missiles struck a house on Thursday night in the Dande Darpa Khel area of North Waziristan, near the border with Afghanistan, two Pakistani intelligence officials said.
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly to the media.
What's clear is that the Taliban and al-Qaeda are under heavy pressure on both sides of the border. Even leading to a suicide bombing this week by one group against the other.
They are having a very bad go of it here lately.
Caning of Women "Does Not Cause Injury"
(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) Following up on a previous entry, three Muslim women were recently caned at the Kajang Women's Prison after being sentenced in syariah court for engaging in illicit sex.
Reportedly, it's the first time that women have been caned in Malaysia and it's understandable that women's rights activists have expressed outrage.
In response, the Malaysian Muslim Lawyers Association (PPMM) President Zainul Rijal Abu Bakar said that the women protesters are ignorant. He explained that syariah caning is not really a bad thing.
"It must be stressed again that the syariah caning is different from the civil caning. The syariah caning does not cause injury to the offender compared with the civil caning which leaves a scar," he said.Maybe someone should take President Zainul Rijal Abu Bakar out behind the mosque and play a vigorous game of "Cane My Backside." It would help the casual observer gain confidence in the assertion that syariah caning does not cause injury.
In any event, the debate regarding the caning of women remains heated in Malaysia. (More ....)
February 18, 2010
BREAKING: Five US Muslim soldiers arrested for attempted poisoning of fellow troops at Fort Jackson Army base***Update: More questions than answers, but investigation is still open***
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Erick Stakelbeck at CBN News brings this exclusive:
CBN News has learned exclusively that five Muslim soldiers at Fort Jackson in South Carolina were arrested just before Christmas and are in custody. The five men were part of the Arabic Translation program at the base.
The men are suspected of trying to poison the food supply at Fort Jackson.
A source with intimate knowledge of the investigation, which is ongoing, told CBN News investigators suspect the "Fort Jackson Five" may have been in contact with the group of five Washington, DC area Muslims that traveled to Pakistan to wage jihad against U.S. troops in December. That group was arrested by Pakistani authorities, also just before Christmas.
Coming as it does on the heels of November's Fort Hood jihadist massacre, this news has major implications.
Fox News is now reporting on it.
The U.S. Army is investigating allegations that soldiers were attempting to poison the food supply at Fort Jackson in South Carolina.
The ongoing probe began two months ago, Chris Grey, a spokesman for the Army’s Criminal Investigation Division, told Fox News.
The Army is taking the allegations “extremely seriously,” Grey said, but so far, "there is no credible information to support the allegations."
The suspects were part of a Arabic translation program called "09 Lima" and use Arabic as their first language, two sources told Fox News. Another military source said they were Muslim.
Grey would not confirm or deny the sources’ information.
This is a bunch of bulls**t. If there is no substance to the allegations, why are the guys in custody. And why did the DOD sit on this info until it broke in the media? [See my update at the bottom of this post. Both CBN and Fox were told the five were arrested, and they don't know if they are still in custody, but the AP says they weren't arrested at all.]
UPDATE by Rusty: Wow, just wow. I really hope this turns out to be untrue.
In both of those cases the would-be terrorist worked alone. Anwar al-Awlaki encouraged Hasan, but he didn't plot with him.
But if this pans out -- and, again, I hope it doesn't -- that would mean that we had an active cell, a plot by would-be-jihadists, within the ranks of the U.S. Army. The number five may be small in the big scheme of things, but to have five Muslim soldiers plotting together? That is a scary, scary thought.
The five Muslims who went to Pakistan that they might have been in contact with would be these guys. All of whom protest that they were a) innocent b) tortured by the Pakistanis.
That the Pakistanis tortured them? Believable. Innocent? Not so much.
Clearly we need Muslims in the military as they are the group most likely to have the language skills that we need to win the war on Islamist aggression. And as I've remind readers over and over, there are a lot of Muslims who despise Islamism just as much as the next guy.
But given that it's also undoubtedly clear that Muslims are also far more likely to sympathize with terrorism and violent jihad, how do you balance that against the need for more Muslims to serve in our intelligence ranks?
The answer would be heightened security scrutiny -- the unspeakable and much hated profiling. Which might turn Muslims off from joining the ranks. A catch 22. Unsolvable?
Also, I'd really like this question resolved.
UPDATE: Fox News video via Snooper.
UPDATE: Fort Jackson is home to the Army's English as a Second Language (ESL) program. The program is for Arabic, Dari and Pashto speaking individuals who wish to become translators for the US Army.
We also learn they were part of the "09 Lima program". The "09 Lima program" recruits Muslims willing to serve in Iraq or Afghanistan, offering them an expedited path to citizenship.
So, these guys may have been foreigners.
Last update by RS before I hit the sack (other Jawas, feel free to update): Gays are the answer?
UPDATE (Barbarossa): The Army seems to be putting out two different stories. Both CBN and Fox, the first to the story, were told the five guys were arrested/detained. The AP states that they were not arrested. Both can't be true, and its unlikely that both CBN and Fox lied about what the Army said. Both CBN and Fox say they don't know if they're still being held. Have they been returned to their units while the investigation continues? What is their status?
I'm sure we'll find out the coming days exactly what happened. To both CBN and Fox's credit, they only reported on what they could confirm with the Army before breaking the story. There are more questions than answers at this point, and some caution on speculating about what happened seems warranted. But all reports indicate that SOME kind of investigation is STILL open in this case, which smacks against they Army's " no credible information" comment to Fox and the "nothing here to see" blow-off to the AP.
One question stands out though: Why did the DOD sit on this story for two months? If these guys were neo-Nazis, do you think we would only be hearing about it now?
The Demon Sheep Loves Jihadist
As America turns
Remember the Demon Sheep ad? The target of that ad was Tom Campbell, currently the front runner for the Republican nomination for US Senator from California. The ad was put out by Carly Fiorina, the former President of Hewlett-Packard, who is running against Campbell for the nomination.Research who you vote for.
In a previous post, I noted that Campbell is not a supporter of Israel, and that Fiorina was starting to harp on that. But Campbell's story gets worse. Philip Klein and Jennifer Rubin disclosed on Wednesday that Campbell took campaign donations from none other than Sami al-Arian, who pleaded guilty in 2005 to soliciting contributions for the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist organization in the United States.[...]
(CIJ Klein link)Campbell acknowledges not only that Al-Arian donated money to his campaign, but that he visited Al-Arian's brother-in-law (himself associated with Palestinian Islamic Jihad) in prison. Campbell writes that Al-Arian was "instrumental in asking others in his community to contribute to my 2000 Senate run. more...
Recent posts on Sami Al-Arian:
WH Changing It's Story On Terrorist Sympathizer Rashad Hussain
Obama's Muslim Envoy Rashad Hussain Sympathetic To Sami Al-Arian, WH Denies This
Somebody Covering Up for Obama's OIC Envoy
Reader Love Mail: al-Folojah Hearts Jawa Edition
It seems the Zionist ladies Pwned his Youtube account last weekend.
According to his post on al-Folojah (anonymoused) this made him very sad.
Googlish: Was thus the first channel and was named khalidibnalwaled Been deleted and the second was khalidibnalwaled1 was of great benefit Videos and beautiful Some sections were productive and still retained by the but a few days ago and, unfortunately, also have been deleted my account (channels) II After a contentious first I felt disappointed, but I decided to continue and started againBut wait it gets better....
It is astounding that I found this announcement for some Zionists brothers of monkeys and pigs I understand they may rejoice delete this channel and the Tbcroa good as Dhanhm sinner always And tell those people, God willing, that the channel has been khalidibnalwaled2
But Khalidibnalwaled, ahki, it was not the brothers of monkeys and pigs that PWNED you. It was the Sisters, أخت who did that.
All your forums are belong to us.
WH Changing It's Story On Terrorist Sympathizer Rashad Hussain
Not only did President Obama's envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference defend Palestinian Islamic Jihad's US representative Sami al-Arian, claiming that his prosecution was some kind of right-wing effort to quash dissent, the evidence of his views now seems to be disappearing down the memory hole. The story where he is quoted as defending al-Arian had been redacted to remove Rashad Hussain's statements.
British Hospital Going Private, NHS Bows Out
It appears the National Health Service (NHS), for the first time, will be turning a big district hospital over to the private sector.
A debt-ridden NHS hospital is to be taken over and run by a private company in what will be a groundbreaking departure for healthcare provision in England. [my bold]Selected from five possible candidates, the successful bidder on the seven-to-ten-year contract will be announced in October. Interestingly, an NHS trust pulled out of the bidding, indicating it would cost time and money and they had better things to do with their time.
Hinchingbrooke Hospital, a district general hospital in Cambridgeshire, will be run by one of five private sector organisations from next year, after the withdrawal of the only NHS organisation bidding for the contract.
Fat Swiss Creeps Can Finally Visit Local Brothels Without Fear of Dying from Sex-Induced Heart Attacks
A: Chocolate, wicked accurate watches, and creepy heart patients.
Q: Things you find in Swiss brothels, Alex!
Swiss prostitutes are being trained to use defibrillators to prevent clients with heart problems from dying on them, it has emerged....Gee, ya think?
The owner of one sex club said: "Having customers die on us isn't exactly good publicity".
Thanks to SomePerv.
Las Vegas Mayor Doesn't Heart Obama
Mayor Oscar Goldman has refused to meet with Obama today, appears most people agree - click to enlarge -
Direct link to video here
Mayor Oscar Goodman has refused an invitation to meet with President Obama when he arrives in town on Thursday. Mayor Goodman called President Obama a slow learner after he told Americans not to blow money on a weekend in Las Vegas if they were saving to put their kids through college."Slow learner"? If at first you don't succeed then you FAIL.(I know that isn't how the saying goes..but) Obi One has yet to believe he could ever FAIL.
"I've got other things to do quite frankly for my constituents here in Las Vegas who rely on me to do the right thing as a mayor," explained Mayor Goodman.
The IRS out of the US NOW!!1!1!11!eleventy!!
Today's tragic event in Austin provides us with a unique opportunity to examine how idiotic and self-serving the typical responses are made by the apologists for Islamic terrorism (Muslim and non-Muslim alike) when one of their co-religionists shoots up an Army base, bombs a building, blows up a pizza parlor full of teenagers, etc.
So here are some of the comments that would have been made by the usual suspects if they were actually operating in standard terrorthink mode:
1) The IRS should ask itself, "Why do they hate us?" (submitted by Fareed Zakaria)
2) This was a desperate act caused by the federal government's continued occupation of Texas. (submitted by the Council on American-Islamic Relations)
3) The NTSB will ensure that the words "taxes" and "audit" are left out of their final report, along with with the perpetrator's name, who they will only identify as "the alleged pilot". (submitted by the Department of Defense)
4) This is clearly the result of Obama's domestic policy. (submitted by Ron Paul and Pat Buchanan)
5) One man's domestic terrorist is another man's tax protester (submitted by Reuters)
Submit your own in the comments section. The winner receives a free one-year subscription to The Jawa Report.
Update: OK we have some solid entries in our contest for the free one-year Jawa Report subscription:
6) My predecessor...is at fault for this man-made disaster... Had he implemented... my ideas for health care reform... the situation would... have... been... avoided. (Obama). (Saint)
7) One man's audit is another man's jihad. (Lasertex)
8) There is clearly a coverup in place by the government to keep us from learning the troof about this so-called "airplane". I mean, never before in history has air supported steel! -- Submitted by Rosie O'Donnell (DarthRove)
9) Do we get 72 CPA's for martydom? (trigger)
10) The fault is ours, for drawing imaginary, arbitrary borders around our federal buildings. He was probably going there to find work, feed his family and make a better landing for himself than he actually managed. He was going to file the extended 1040-XX forms that most americans are not willing to file themselves. Labelling him as a criminal for this Undocumented Landing is inhumane and callous, and i am ashamed of the IRS for their continueing discrimination against Airplane Americans. (toadbile)
11) The Bilderburgers are trying to frame everybody with this false flag operation. The, so called, manifesto doesn't match anyone's scripted part. They're trying to frame everyone! ~ Alex Jones (Kallisti)
Keep em coming!
Dick Cheney Suprise Visit At CPAC To A Thunderous Applause
Will this give Chris Matthews erectile dysfunction?
h/t Clint & Hot Air Pundit
BTW, CPAC live stream here
Small Plane Crashes into Building (UPDATED Bumped)
A small single-engine plane crashed into a building in Northwest Austin Thursday morning, sparking a fire.Live video stream here at FOXNEWS.
The crash happened near MoPac and Highway 183.
Smoke could be scene pouring from the Echelon building on traffic cameras and in photographs send in by KVUE viewers and reporters.
KVUE’s Noelle Newton reports most of the windows are blown out. People were evacuated. There is so far no word on how many people have been injured.
Hat Tip: Brad.
Update: News is reporting FBI field offices are in the building. This report is false. The IRS,
CSICIU are some of the offices in the Echelon Building No 1 Unfortunately 2 people are unaccounted for. I pray they are found safe.
A Piper Cherokee 140
Cirrus sr22 was the plane that hit the building, unfortunately a driver of a Lexus was hit before the plane hit the building. The Lexus is unrecognizable at this time. Driver is safe, just clipped his car.
Update 2: DHS is saying this is a stand alone accident and not terrorism related. Wow, that was quick to put out that report. A eye witness is reporting he saw the plane circle over a Babies R Us store nearby, level off and fly directly into the building.
Update 3: Another eyewitness was interviewed and he commented when training to fly that plane one slows down if in trouble. He said the plane hit the building full throttle.
Slide show here
Update 4: Joseph Andrew Stack was the pilot (it appears but not confirmed)
Update 5 By Howie: FOXNEWS:
An NTSB official told Fox News that they are investigating this as an intentional act, and said it appears the pilot set his own house on fire and then got in his plane and flew it into the building. An NTSB spokesman, however, told FoxNews.com that "we can't confirm any of that."More here at The Statesman.
Authorities said they have identified the pilot, but are not yet releasing the name.
Update 6 by Abu Fatima: Live news conference on now (12:26) here
The suicide pilot in Austin has been identified as Joseph Stack.Despite Stack's statement indicating he's one of theirs, a neo-commie, the Kos kids have already determined he was a Tea Bagger.
Authorities said they have identified the pilot as Joseph Andrew Stack.
Here is what one Joe Stack had to say. Consider this his suicide note. read the whole thing. Here's an excerpt.As government agencies go, the FAA is often justifiably referred to as a tombstone agency, though they are hardly alone. The recent presidential puppet GW Bush and his cronies in their eight years certainly reinforced for all of us that this criticism rings equally true for all of the government. Nothing changes unless there is a body count (unless it is in the interest of the wealthy sows at the government trough). In a government full of hypocrites from top to bottom, life is as cheap as their lies and their self-serving laws.
The communist creed: From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.Booosh hating, commie loving, big brother conspiracy theory sounds more like the Kos Kidz than a Tea Party activist to me.
The capitalist creed: From each according to his gullibility, to each according to his greed.
And, to be honest, after reading his online drivel he just sounds like a nut with some tax problems.
Update 7 by Abu Fatima: Stack is dead.
Update 8 By Howie: Hot Air:
My lefty pal Michael Roston scolds me for trying to place political blame vis-a-vis a nut whose political beliefs seem uncategorizable. I actually couldn’t agree more: I’m not calling the guy a leftist, merely stressing that he’s not some dogmatic right-winger either. But it ain’t my side that’s spent the better part of a year trying to frame tea partiers as some sort of racist neo-militia movement. Remember the fiasco over the Kentucky census worker murdered by conservatives — who wasn’t murdered by conservatives? I sure do. Roston, to his credit, urged caution at the time about jumping to any conclusions in that case, but a lot of his friends on the left weren’t so cautious. And given the early reaction at dKos and Democratic Underground, they’re ready to make the same mistake again.Well put AllahP.
9 More, including al Qaeda, rounded up in Karachi (Yes, Rusty is a god)
This is big people, very big. And it just keeps getting bigger!
And in the headline I didn't say I was the God, just a god. Did I not say only yesterday that the distinction between al Qaeda and the Taliban was mostly superficial? -- based on the wishful thinking that we could negotiate some kind of settlement with the Taliban but not al Qaeda --- And that therefore the capture of an al Qaeda courier in late January might have yielded the information leading to the arrest of top Taliban commanders?
Sure, there are macro reasons why the Pakistanis might be finally giving in and helping us round up Taliban and al Qaeda leaders, but the internal dynamics of Pakistan are not the proximate reason for what is beginning to look like a massive roundup based on some recently acquired actionable intelligence.
The net gets wider and wider as the recently announced arrests in Karachi now include leaders of al Qaeda. Do you still doubt the powers of the Dark Side?
The latest arrests took place late Wednesday and early Thursday when nine militants linked to al-Qaida were nabbed near Pakistan's biggest city of Karachi, where the Taliban's deputy chief Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar was picked up several days ago....It's time to break out M.C. Hammer. I'll probably update this post later. Thanks to Darth Odius.
Communications intercepted by U.S. authorities played a key role in tracking and arresting the suspects, who were in Karachi buying bomb-making equipment, the officials said. They were taken to Islamabad for questioning....
Among those arrested in the three Karachi area raids were:
-Ameer Muawiya, an associate of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden who was in charge of foreign al-Qaida militants operating in Pakistan's tribal regions near Afghanistan.
-Akhunzada Popalzai, also known as Mohammad Younis, a one-time Taliban shadow governor in Zabul province and former police chief in Kabul when the repressive regime ruled Afghanistan, according to Mullah Mamamood, a tribal leader in Ghazni province.
-Hamza, who served as a former Afghan army commander in Helmand province, during the Taliban rule.
-Abu Riyan al Zarqawi, also known as Abu Musa, and his local facilitator, Mufti Kifayatullah. According to another Pakistani intelligence official, Zarqawi was involved in dealing with Chechen and Tajik militants operating in Pakistan's northwestern tribal belt on the border with Afghanistan.
The two Taliban shadow governors — Mullah Abdul Salam of Kunduz province and Mullah Mohammad in Baghlan province — were arrested about 10 to 12 days ago in Pakistan, according to Afghan and Pakistani officials.
UPDATE: From Bill Roggio, with the caveat that his sources are in Pakistan (where rumor and fact are hard to tell apart):
Pakistan identified two of the al Qaeda leaders as Abu Reyan Al Zarkazi, who is also known as Abu Musa, and Kifayatullah, Dawn reported. Abu Musa was described as “a known associate of Osama Bin Laden and was notorious for firing down US drones in Waziristan.” He also led foreign al Qaeda fighters in the tribal areas and “was notorious for firing down US drones in Waziristan.”
Pakistani police in Karachi also arrested Abu Waqas, a Taliban leader form the Bajaur tribal agency. Abu Waqas was in Karachi to “train 270 teenage girls aged between 13 and 16 for suicide attacks,” Daily Times reported. Waqas told police he had masterminded attacks against security forces and girls’ schools in Bajaur. The military has claimed it has secured much of Bajaur from the Taliban.
Happy One Year Anniversary to Porkulus
Yeah, it's an old chart, but the unemployment rate hasn't changed much. How's that stimulus thing working out for you sparky?
Taliban Pray To Allah For Bullets
Good luck with that. I suggest praying for a fast martyrdom.
Taliban militants battling coalition troops in Marjah, Afghanistan, are running out of ammunition, Nato officials say.
A BBC correspondent in Kandahar says that from eavesdropping on Taliban communications, Nato understands militants have called for support.
And I'm not duecing with you on the headline. The akhi over at Ansar al-Mujahideen forum are actually praying for Allah to provide RPGs and rockets. I am a big fan of that strategy for those guys.
PS: If my akhi are reading this, Juneddiwan is totally correct about Brother Ilyas Kashmiri, he is super gay. Stick that in your burka to smoke later RealTruth and United Islamic Jihad. Dumbasses.
Third Taliban Commander Reported Captured
KABUL - Two Taliban "shadow governors" from northern Afghanistan have been arrested by Pakistani authorities, an Afghan official said on Thursday.We reported on Salam's arrest yesterday. But Shadow Governor Mullah Mohammad is the new name on the list for today.
...Mohammad Omar, the official governor of Kunduz province, said Mullah Abdul Salam, the Taliban governor of Kunduz, and Mullah Mohammad, his counterpart in Baghlan, were arrested about 10 to 12 days ago in Pakistan.
All your Taliban leaders are belong to us.
Navy Corpsmen Save Injured Afghan Girl in Marjah
Thanks to our wonderful Marines, this little girls life was saved. Shrapnel hit her from a IED planted by the brave mujahideen.
HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan – When a 4-year-old Afghan girl named Azerha was struck by shrapnel Feb. 10, her brother Quassiam did the only thing he could think of – approach a group of armed Marines miles away and ask for medical assistance.[...]It was touch and go for awhile but the Marines were able to stabilize the little patient until the medevac arrived. She later had surgery to remove a piece of shrapnel near her heart. God Bless the women and men of our military!
Azerha had been struck in the chest by a fragment of metal from an improvised explosive device using 82 mm mortar rounds which detonated near her home. The wound had caused bleeding and breathing problems for Azerha by the time she arrived, Navy corpsman reported as they examined and began to stabilize her for a medical evacuation to a medical trauma facility.
While waiting inside the walls of a farming compound for a helicopter to arrive, corpsmen treating Azerha found that her lung was beginning to collapse. Between the time her flight was scheduled to arrive and her worsening symptoms, Casasflores, the senior corpsman on scene, decided they had to act quickly to stabilize their patient.
"Her vitals began to drop while we were waiting for the medevac and we had to do a needle decompression," said Casasflores, who was born in Lima, Peru, but calls Newark, N.J., home. "She wasn't bleeding very badly, but with almost any trauma to the chest, you have to do a needle decompression [to allow the lung to expand again]."
"She took it extremely well for a small child," said Petty Officer 3rd Class Adam E. Neep, a field hospital corpsman with Weapons Company, 1/3. "For taking a big needle through her chest, she barely fussed."
h/t Michael Yon
February 17, 2010
Gen. Jihad Ep 2: Cyberjihadi Edition
Hello Dad, I'm in jail!
Thanks to every one who tried to get me a copy of the second episode of the BBC's Generation Jihad -- we can't watch it on our side of the pond -- but it was our old standby AtheistMedia who uploaded it to YouTube.
I won't get to watching it until tomorrow afternoon, but I've been told that this episode focuses much more on British cyber jihadis, especially one Younes "Irhabi 007" Tsouli and how from the basement of his mom's apartment he became the central node connecting al Qaeda in Iraq with sympathetic Muslims in the West. Muslims who took up the cause and became terrorists or tried to become terrorists.
I got in on the Irhabi 007 hunt a little late in the game so he and I only crossed paths accidentally. However, at least four good friends had more direct dealings with Younes. One tracked him down, one turned down Younes' marriage proposal, and the other testified against him at his trial. The fourth? He was a victim of Younes' favorite hobby of using other people's servers to host the propaganda videos that he posted all over the forums.
I also hear there are a lot of parents in denial. My son a terrorist? Not Achmed!
So, yeah, I'm going to pop the popcorn before I sit down to watch this episode. Please tell me they have footage of Tsouli in Belmarish prison next to his cuddly cellmate "Bubba"?
The video is below. It's split up into 6 segments.
Our Soldiers Protect Afghan Citizens, Taliban Use Them As Human Shields
Marines protecting Afghan man and his child
h/t Mean Kitteh
Hugh Hewitt's Interview With Michael Yon From Kandahar Today
Click image for interview.
To Michael and all our troops, stay safe and God speed! God Bless all of you.
Got Speed Channel?
Good friend of the Jawa Report, #1 NYT bestselling author Brad Thor will be appearing on the show Dangerous Drives tonight at 8 pm EST, 7 pm CST. That's about in 20 minutes for those of you in Arkansas.
If you can't make it, they replay it at Midnight, EST, 11 pm CST.
That's on the Speed Channel. Check your local cable or satellite provider for the channel number.
Now For Something Different Than Splodey Dopes
Splodey err, stewed cats! Not drunk mind you, cooked ones. That doesn't sound right either. PETA help me out here.
"Tastes better than pigeon"!
A top Italian food writer has been suspended indefinitely from the country’s version of the television programme Ready Steady Cook for recommending stewed cat to viewers as a “succulent dish”.Now that I have spoiled your dinner, move on... unless you also heart stewed cat. Click image for the delicious recipe!
RAI, the public broadcasting network, said that it had dropped Beppe Bigazzi, 77, for offering the recipe on La Prova del Cuoco, which is broadcast at midday on the main channel. Its switchboard was inundated with complaints from viewers and animal rights groups. Bigazzi said that casserole of cat was a famous dish in his home region of Valdarno, Tuscany.
“I’ve eaten it myself and it’s a lot better than many other animals,” he told viewers. “Better than chicken, rabbit or pigeon.” He said that for optimum flavour the meat should be “soaked in spring water for three days” before being stewed.
h/t HA link thingy
Life in Prison For Canadian Bomb Plotter Said Namouh
MONTREAL - A small-town Quebec man who plotted international terrorist attacks with a group tied to al-Qaida remains a real danger to society, a judge declared as he rendered the toughest possible sentence in Canadian law.Again note the connection between spreading al-Qaeda propaganda online and the desire to kill infidels. That's you Canada.
Said Namouh, who spread jihadist propaganda on the Internet and had visions of martyrdom, received a life sentence Wednesday. The Moroccan-born man will not be eligible for parole for at least 10 years.
It was only the second time in Canadian legal history - and, ironically, the second time in less than a month - that a person was sentenced to life for terrorism charges in a Canadian court.
Oh and Said, watch the corn hole man.
Hat Tip: Jenna.
And Howie's standard crocodile tears anthem.
Oh, Those Zany Moderate Malaysians
Caning men and women for having sex out of wedlock. It's all the rage in "moderate" Muslim countries.
Malaysian authorities said Wednesday that officials caned four Muslim men and, for the first time, three Muslim women earlier this month on a conviction of having sex out of wedlock.
The move to cane the women under the country's Islamic Shariah laws has raised fresh concerns about the growing political and judicial influence of Islam in what traditionally has been one of the world's more moderate Muslim nations.
What's next for these Westernized moderate Muslim Malaysians, caning women for drinking a beer in a hotel? Oh, they did that already.
More Good News: Napolitano Met with Islamist Front Groups, Sharing Information With Them
Pajamas Media says Obama's Sec. of Homeland Security met with three Islamist groups. I'm really only familiar with two of them, and they're much much worse than CAIR. The ISNA and the MAS are two organizations that espouse Islamist ideology -- including the adoption of sharia law.
You probably know about CAIR, but CAIR's recent crimes revolve mostly (mostly) around their complete denial that Muslims are far more likely to become terrorists than any one else. They are the right hand of the magician that distracts you from what the left hand is doing.
The ISNA and the MAS? They are the left hand.
Even better news? DHS is adopting a program in which they cooperate with the very groups espousing the ideology that terrorists adopt and only take to their logical extremes. And by cooperate I mean share information with.
Last month, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and her senior staff privately met in Washington, D.C., with a select group of Muslim, Arab, and Sikh organizations. Among the mix were three organizations directly associated with an outlawed terrorist entity — the Muslim Brotherhood.....In the literature it's called cooptation. You reach out to organizations and try to make your goals, their goals.
The program requires bringing in Muslim groups as “partners” in a two-way information sharing program....
One of the groups meeting with Secretary Napolitano was the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), which was created by members of the Muslim Brotherhood. ISNA was named in 2007 by the U.S. Department of Justice as an unindicted co-conspirator in a federal terror trial. The group was identified as a major financier of overseas Islamic terrorist organizations, particularly Hamas....
The Muslim American Society, another participant in the DHS meeting, was founded in 1993 by Jamal Badawi, an Egyptian-born Muslim Brotherhood leader. The organization was founded in Chicago as an American chapter of the Muslim Brotherhood with the goal of introducing sharia law into Muslim-American communities in the United States.
Theoretically this makes sense as it is more efficient. Instead of forcing your will on other actors you make your will their will.
The only problem is that cooptation works both ways. The goal is for you to be the dog wagging them, the tail; but sometimes the tail wags the dog, doesn't it?
For instance, the ongoing case of the al Qaeda connected would be terrorist Najibullah Zazi comes to mind. The FBI had reached out to Zazi's former imam who had cooperated with them in the past in hopes of getting a line on what Zazi was up to. Zazi's imam then turned around and warned Zazi's family that the FBI was looking for him.
And this was all, of, what? A few months ago. The imam was only indicted in October of last year.
How's that coopting of radical Islamists going for you there DHS?
Thanks to Glenn.
What "Fortune" Led to the Capture of Taliban #2?
We've speculated about this behind the scenes and hinted at it here, but I pointed this out to AllahP yesterday and he makes note of it today. It's worth another post because this LA Times piece seems to confirm -- or, at least, give some credence to -- our earlier speculation that the capture of an al Qaeda courier might have inadvertently given Mullah Baradar's location away.
Here's the key background information about the capture of Abdullah Saleh al-Eidan in Oman, alleged to be an al Qaeda "field commander" on his way from the Afghanistan/Pakistan arena to Yemen:
Even more noteworthy, the [online] postings -written by a fellow Al Qaeda "brother" - reported that Al Eidan had with him 300 "important phone numbers" as well as pictures, names and documents from Afghanistan.As I noted at the time, it seemed odd that al Qaeda would choose to use their well known semi-official website to transmit the message that top members should abort their phone numbers and move ASAP. At the time it seemed important in confirming that al Qaeda's online brigades were directly connected to those engaged in actual operations, and that they use the forum as a medium of communications.
"The brother requested that this information reach the commanders in Yemen and Afghanistan as soon as possible," read one of the postings, which appeared on a web forum known as Fallujah Islamic Forum. "He also asked the commanders to change their places of residence and mobile phone numbers as soon as possible."
U.S. and Pakistani officials said Tuesday that the capture of Baradar was driven by a rare intelligence break that enabled American spy agencies to pinpoint the Taliban military chief and help Pakistan's intelligence service organize on short notice a daring operation to arrest him.....Were the two events connected? It's certainly in the realm of the possible. And if you'll recall the NY Times was asked by the White House to keep a lid on the story -- and did this time -- for fear that other bigwhigs might bug out of town once they learned that Baradar was in custody. That is, they kept a lid on it until ..... the day after Evan Kohlmann noticed that al Qaeda was warning every one that their phone numbers and locations may have been compromised.
Officials provided few specifics Tuesday on the nature of the intelligence that led to the capture. U.S. spy agencies have been tracking Baradar's communications and activity closely since December, officials said, but even so, the intelligence that enabled the raid in Karachi involved an unexpected break. "Fortune played a role," one U.S. official said.
Coincidence? Maybe. But I question the timing.
Also, to address AllahP's concern about why the capture of an al Qaeda courier would compromise the location of the Taliban's top operational commander? It's simple: the distinction between the Taliban and al Qaeda is superficial, at best.
I know it is in vogue now in the White House and has been in certain circles foe much longer than that to try to distinguish between the two groups, but at a practical level there really is no distinction. Sure, there are different command structures and what not, but bin Laden has always coordinated with Mullah Omar and vice versa. The level of distinction between the two groups may be real, but is at the level where only organizational theorists would be interested.
To think otherwise is to believe that which is convenient for convenience sake -- that while al Qaeda can't be talked to we can end the war with the Taliban at the negotiations table.
If my little hypothesis is true, one can only hope that we had enough resources on the ground and the Pakistanis willing to cooperate at a minimal level (something they seem capable of every third Tuesday, or so) that we actually find, capture, or kill some other big whigs. Mullah Omar or Ayman al Zawahiri would be nice. Alas, it is too much to hope that Osama bin Laden's location was in the courier's files. I presume no one knows where he can be found. Not even his second in command.
UPDATE: Even as I was writing this Howie brings us news of a second top Taliban commander caught at about the same time as Mullah Baradar. More evidence?
Second Taliban Leader Captured
Another leader of the Afghan Taliban has been captured by authorities in Pakistan working in partnership with U.S. intelligence officials. Taliban sources in the region and a counterterrorism officials in Washington have identified the detained insurgent leader as Mullah Abdul Salam, described as the Taliban movement's "shadow governor" of Afghanistan's Kunduz province.
Taliban sources told NEWSWEEK's Sami Yousafzai that Salam was grabbed by Pakistani security forces in the city of Faisalabad about a week ago—close to the same time that Pakistani forces, again with American support, captured the Afghan Taliban's No. 2 leader, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, in Karachi. The Taliban sources said that Mullah Salam was arrested with three other militants.
CPAC Session on Jihad, Free Speech Attracts Complaints From The Lutherans
Did I just write Lutherans? I meant Catholics, no, Jews, no...darn, who could this group be?
A panel discussion on the threat posed by "Islamic supremacism," Shariah and political correctness has been scheduled for this week's Conservative Political Action Conference, stirring complaints from some American Muslims that the exercise amounts to Muslim-bashing.Thankfully, not all of us are dhimmis.
The two-hour session, titled "Jihad: The Political Third Rail," is set for Friday morning, right in the middle of the three-day annual summit of conservative icons and activists in Washington, D.C.
Scheduled to speak are Steve Coughlin, a former Pentagon specialist on Islamic law who was fired two years ago, allegedly under pressure from pro-Muslim officials, and Wafa Sultan, an author and prominent critic of Islam. The discussion is billed as a window into Islam's "war on free speech," the "encroachment" of Shariah -- or Islamic law -- in the West and efforts by the Muslim Brotherhood to infiltrate American society.
Good News!! Obama's Administration Gets Tough On Human Rights In Iran
Agreed, what a spectacle!
"What a spectacle"
The Obama administration revealed a major plank of its Iran plan this week at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. While Iranian dissidents are dying on the streets, locked up in torture chambers or corralled into show trials, the president is desperate to seem to be doing something.
What better venue for keeping up appearances than the UN? Hence, during a concoction called the “universal periodic review” (UPR), Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Michael Posner gave a speech on Monday critical of various Iranian abominations – for a grand total of two minutes.
The UPR process is touted as the centerpiece of the operations of the Human Rights Council, the UN’s lead human rights body created over Bush administration objections in 2006. Posner did not use the occasion on the world stage to mention by name the American citizens now being held hostage in Iran or to demand their immediate release.
The whole UPR spectacle is structured so as to focus on one country for three hours once every four years. The country under consideration is allotted one of those precious three hours. In Iran’s case, the delegation, headed by Mohammad Javad Larijani, secretary general of the High Council of Human Rights, used the UN-provided opportunity to spend over an hour regaling the world about its glorious human rights record. The delegation included two women wearing heavy chadors who were permitted to exalt women’s rights in Iran, and a Christian brought in to applaud the situation of non-Muslims.
In addition, 54 states raced through their two-minute remarks, having time to do little else than line up pro and anti the regime’s behavior.
One of numerous related stories - Mad mullah's first official hanging of the opposition
Timeline on the Heroes That Killed That Hamas Dude in Dubai
I'm seriously at a loss over all the hand wringing over this. The guy was Hamas. He was in Dubai to buy arms -- illegally and in spite of dozens of UN resolutions. What's the big deal? Whoever did this -- the Mossad, Fatah, Granny Jones -- did us all a big favor. Congratulations on a job well done.
Anyway, Matt Carden has a timeline on the job well done up here.
Two Milposts to Read
First, on the tragedy of losing a son to war and how it transforms lives.
God bless those who selflessly help our soldiers and loved ones through deployment and sometimes through tragedy.
On a lighter note, The Armorer has some notes on what it takes to give a combat operation an awesome name.
Personally, I think all combat operations should be called Taco Bell.
Dick Cheney: Obama's Worst Nightmare
Older article, but doesn't mean this evil Zionist can't gloat....
Former Vice President Dick Cheney stormed the beachheads of the liberal US media again today with a fiery performance on ABC’s This Week. He offered a stinging rebuke to current VP Joe Biden’s ludicrous claim that Iraq may end up as one of Barack Obama’s “great achievements”, as well as blistering criticism of the Obama administration’s handling of terrorist suspects. He also launched a strike on Biden’s recent comment that another 9/11 scale attack was “unlikely.”This post brought to you by:
“I just think that’s just dead wrong. I think the biggest threat the United States faces today is the possibility of another 9/11 with a nuclear weapon or a biological agent of some kind. And I think al Qaeda is out there — even as we meet — trying to do that. You have to consider it as a war. You have to consider it as something we may have to deal with tomorrow. You don’t want the vice president of the United States running around saying, ‘Oh, it’s not likely going to happen.’”
The Daily Telegraph was right to name Cheney America’s most influential conservative in its recent ranking of the top 100. He was the first opposition figure of weight to seriously dent Barack Obama on national security issues when he unleashed a ferocious attack on the president’s policies last May in a major speech at The American Enterprise Institute.
Afghanistan: Mujahideen Using Women & Children As Human Shields
Just like all mujahideen.....cowards. They don't give a damn about innocent Muslims getting killed as long as they are safe. Besides, it's good PR on the forums - evil Zionists, murtards murder women and children
MARJAH, Afghanistan — Taliban insurgents are increasingly using civilians as human shields as they fight allied troops trying to take the militants' southern stronghold of Marjah, an Afghan official said Wednesday as military squads resumed painstaking house-to-house searches.[...]h/t Star
With the assault in its fifth day, insurgents are firing at Afghan troops from inside or next to compounds where women and children appear to have been ordered to stand on a roof or in a window, said Gen. Mohiudin Ghori, the brigade commander for Afghan troops in Marjah.
"Especially in the south of Marjah, the enemy is fighting from compounds where soldiers can very clearly see women or children on the roof or in a second-floor or third-floor window," Ghori said. "They are trying to get us to fire on them and kill the civilians."
British Left and Muslims Plan Protest in Support of al Qaeda Terrorist
So, when we don't give them a jury trial they get pissed. And when we do give them a jury trial and they're found guilty they get pissed.
What's the lesson here? Shoot to kill.
Square Mile Wife has the details on the Luton protest in support of Aafia Siddiqui who is just a poor poor victim of American Imperialism, never mind that her uncle by marriage, Khalid Shiekh Mohammad, named her as a key al Qaeda fundraiser and operative.
Our Theologian in Chief (Updated & Bumped: Hearts Flying Imams)
Robin Simcox voices something that's been bothering me for some time about those in the government who proclaim just what Islam is and isn't. In this case the post is addressed toward Obama's chief terrorism adviser John Brennan who is apparently an expert on just what jihad means and who declares that terrorists are not jihadists since jihad means inner struggle and what not.
Here's Simcox's objection:
The problem is that I have no idea why the deputy NSA feels he has to try and be a theologian, and what makes him qualified to rule on the naunces of jihad. It is not the role of government counterterrorism officials to instruct anyone what Islam – or any religion – is and what it isn’t.Agreed.
The truth of the matter is that there is no such thing as "authentic Islam". Just as there is no such thing as "authentic Christianity" or "authentic" any non-hierarchical religion.
John Brennan is no more qualified to tell us about authentic Islam than is Osama bin Laden.
UPDATED and Bumped 2/17/11:00: It gets worse. Michelle Malkin:
During the question-and-answer session, Brennan welcomed a question from Omar Shahin. He identified himself as the head of the “North American Imams Federation.” What he didn’t mention was his role as the chief ringleader of the infamous flying imams....In defense of our Theologian in Chief, Brennan didn't appear to know who Shahin was. However, as Michelle points out, many of those "concerned Muslims" out there are activists with an agenda. In Shahin's case, his agenda is to undermine the authority of the U.S. government as he is a self-proclaimed Islamist.
In coordination with the unindicted terror co-conspirators of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Shahin and his radical delegation attempted to shake down the airline with a discrimination lawsuit and bully the citizen “John Does” who flagged the imams’ security-undermining behavior.
But it's even worse because Brennan's answer seemed to be that we should be more concerned about backlash against Muslims then about very real terrorist attacks, such as Fort Hood.
There has been zero backlash against Muslims since Fort Hood. None. Zero.
As well there shouldn't be. But even if there was some "backlash" (notice the quotation marks) if you define "backlash" as people saying mean things, then how the hell can you compare people dying at Fort Hood with Muslims having their feelings hurt?
Sicks and stones will break my bones, but words? Man, words are far more dangerous!
Sandcrawler PSA: Don't F*ck With Old Men
Some strong language
I told you not to F*ck with me. LOL!
Hat Tip: KSDK.
What's funny is afterward, after the younger man clearly hit the old man first and gets his face all rearranged, they want to press charges against him for defending himself.
UPDATE by Abu Fatima, don't mess with old women either...LOL
h/t "guest" in comments
Jawa Report Held Hostage
Give me one million dollars, or I let The Jawa Report have it with these shark mounted "laser beams".
But seriously, congrats to Michelle, AllahP, and Ed on finally cashing in on the crazy blog money cash cow.
They're just living the dream, people. Just living the dream.
Video: Today's Lesson For Wannabe Suicide Bombers
Update on yesterdays post by Asadullah Alshishani.
This is what happens when suicide bombers survive the explosion.
WARNING: EXTREMELY GRAPHIC!!
Are you sure?
Pakistani Army Confirms Capture of Mullah Barada
At the conclusion of detailed identification procedure, it has been confirmed that one of the persons arrested happens to be Mullah Baradar," the military said, adding that the place of his arrest and other details could not be released for security reasons.
Imperial Good News: Space Station Window Installed
We look forward to future trade with our new
Sandcrawler PSA: Facebook Increases Internet Users' Time Wasting Productivity
The average U.S. Internet user spends more time on Facebook than on Google, Yahoo, YouTube, Microsoft, Wikipedia, and Amazon combined. Think about that for a moment.Jawa Report, Ace of Spades and Confederate Yankee came in the 19th most popular way for conservatives to up their time wasting productivity.
New numbers released by Nielsen today confirm what we’ve known for a while: Facebook (Facebook) is the web’s #1 time sink. What’s more interesting though is just how much more time we spend on the world’s largest social network today than we did 6 months ago.
February 16, 2010
Australia: Justice For Muslim TerroristsAustralia: 5 Muslims Sentenced In Terror Plot
Yesterday, Justice Anthony Whealy sentenced five Muslim terrorists , who conspired to blow up a few objects here and there just to show us the right path to Allah.The terrorist apparently looked around the courtroom and smirked after their sentences were read, via The Australian
Unfortunately for the five wanna-be jihadiis, Khaled Cheikho, Moustafa Cheikho, Mohamed Ali Elomar, Abdul Rakib Hasan, and Mohammed Omar Jamal – the jail terms are rather hefty.
The 44-year-old ringleader of the group received the most severe sentence of 28 years with at least 21 years to be served behind bars.[..]
The jailing of the men was challenged by members of the Muslim community, with cleric Sheik Taj Din al-Hilali saying the case had the "scent of hysteria", and the five had "no connection to acts of terror whatsoever"
THEIR smiles said it all. Moments after judge Anthony Whealy ordered the five Sydney terrorists to serve jail sentences ranging from 23 to 28 years, the men looked calmly around the courtroom and smirked.Sister of one of the terrorists sobbed after the trail...."it isn't fair to our religion"...please spare me the bs muslimah..
If nothing else, their reaction seemed to confirm the judge's assessment that not one of the five had any remorse for plotting violent jihad on Australian soil.
In fact, the judge said, the men seemed to "wear their imprisonment like some kind of badge of honour", seeing it as "a test of their faith and a burden willingly borne as a duty arising from their fundamentalist religious conviction".
Khaled Cheikho Facebook page:
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Comment from Adnan Cheikho:
Supporters of these terrorists Facebook page; Support 5 Innocent Muslim Men Being Accused Of Terrorism In Sydney
Comment from a terrorist supporter there:
Ah, so sad the terrorists lost their case.....Bwahahahahahaha
Taliban Suicide Bombers Pretty Much Only Killing Themselves These Days
From Jan. 24 to Feb. 14, a total of 17 suicide bombers took aim at one coalition member after another but failed to kill any of them, according to a compilation of reports from Afghan police and military officials, and from the American-led International Security Assistance Force....In related news our old nemesis and Zabihullah Mujahid's partner in crime, Qari Yousef Ahmadi, claimed that the Taliban shot down a Chinook helicopter in Marjah today.
[Example] On Friday, a suicide car bomber took aim at an American convoy in Khost Province, detonating as it passed, according to a Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, who claimed that all the soldiers in two trucks were killed. A NATO spokesman, Maj. Matthew Gregory, scoffed at that, saying no coalition personnel were hurt.
Also on Friday, a suicide bomber being pursued by ISAF forces blew himself up rather than surrender, according to the ISAF.
Also, they have Elvis. They will killl him unless we release all Muslim prisoners.
PS-Since when did the Taliban starting using Digg?
Saudi Prince Finds Out it's NOT OK to Beat Servant to Death in UK Like it is in Riyadh
Apparently London is not quite yet a subdivision of the Kingdom of the Saudi's:
A Saudi prince was last night being quizzed by police on suspicion of murder after one of his servants was found battered to death at a top London hotel.From what I understand, this kind of thing is quite common among the upper classes in Saudi Arabia where servants are often treated like chattel slaves.
Officers were called to the five-star Landmark Hotel in Marylebone, Central London, after a 32-year-old Saudi Arabian man was found dead in one of its suites.
The victim, believed to be part of the royal's entourage, suffered severe head injuries in the attack. [More here]
Dutch Anti-Islam Book "Islamophobia" Launch Cancelled Over Security Fears
A conference centre in The Hague has cancelled the launch of a book criticizing Islam. The book launch was scheduled for Thursday at The World Forum, but was cancelled because the director of the venue does not believe he can guarantee the safety of his guests.
Video: Taliban Hold Two French Hostage (Also, Messin' With the Taliban}
A video of two French hostages was posted at the Taliban's official website a few days ago. The two journalists were captured in December.
Here's the video. I'm streaming it below directly from the Taliban's website. Yes, the Taliban have a website and it's back up and running.
Which means the more people watch it, the more the Taliban will have to spend on bandwidth. So, do us a favor and watch it over and over again. And embed it on your website. Etc, ..... Just go to the link above and grab the embed code.
Hat tip: Myself, "Asadullah Alshishani" at our forum.
The Taliban released a video Sunday of two French journalists kidnapped in Afghanistan in December pleading for their government to negotiate with their captors.
The video was posted on a Web site and the link was provided by Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid. On it, the two journalists plead for their release and urge French President Nicolas Sarkozy to negotiate quickly with their captors.
The pair disappeared Dec. 30 along with two or three Afghan employees while traveling in Kapisa province northeast of Kabul. French soldiers in the region are fighting the Taliban and other insurgents as part of NATO's mission in Afghanistan.
In the video, one of the reporters said there was a third hostage, though only the two Frenchmen appeared on tape. They spoke sitting on the floor of a dark room, with a flowered sheet hung behind them. Both were unshaven and appeared tired, but the two reporters both said they were in good health and had been well treated. They said the days and weeks felt long and they were eager to go home.
More copies of the video. Just because.
Video: Obama's Muslim Envoy Rashad Hussain Sympathetic To Sami Al-Arian But WH Denies This
Hard to cover the tracks of the ones you appoint eh Obama? Dang FNC...
Joyce Kaufman The 7 Reasons to Support Israel.
Ya, ripping off more links from Brad Thor
Note to Mossad: Use My Passport!
This guy says he's an identity theft victim of the Mossad. That the Mossad used his real passport information to enter Dubai where they killed a known terrorist. I'm not sure why he's offended. Personally I'd be tickled pink if the Mossad killed a Hamas leader in my name.
Note to Mossad: leave "Rusty Shackleford was here" notes on the next guy you ice.
Nevada Tea Political Party: Fraud or Arrogance?
Nice, it appears no one seems to know who they are.
Via Western PAC
John Ralston of the Las Vegas Review Journal is reporting that the Tea Party has filed as an official party in the state of Nevada. As an active coalition of self-described Tea Party Patriots we were confused and when we learned about this development. We are an active part in the Tea Party movement and we have NO IDEA who these people are. It didn’t take long to quickly learn that the patriots who have built the Tea Party movement aren’t the people behind the Nevada Tea Political Party.Nevada News Bureau blog has been doing research on this and has come up with some very interesting info...
First of all the name “Tea Party” doesn’t belong to any one faction of the conservative movement. It encompasses a whole decentralized movement of angry, dedicated American patriots who have different ideas and values but have united to stop the liberal march towards socialism and blatant political corruption.
This campaign is working together with multiple “tea party groups” to put together a unique candidate event and we are working hard to travel the country with the Tea Party Express. For one faction of the movement to register the Tea Party as an official political party without consulting the patriots who have worked to build the movement, reeks of either arrogance or dirty politics. If this is a legitimate Tea Party group then they are acting without any sense of what it takes to win a real election.
Good News!! Former Gitmo Terrorist Rehabilitated & Will Soon Be Released
Those silly Saudis and their color a pretty picture release contests
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — To American officers at Guantanamo Bay, Ahmed Zaid Salem Zuhair was inmate No. 669 — a hardcore, veteran Muslim terrorist suspected of having killed an American in Bosnia. But here in Saudi Arabia, he is a "beneficiary," a former religious deviant who, having learned the true meaning of Islam, has been rehabilitated.Color me skeptical.
Repatriated from Guantanamo in mid-2009, Zuhair, 45, continued to proclaim his innocence in an interview, asserting that he had only been doing peaceful relief work in Bosnia and Pakistan prior to his arrest in 2002, when Pakistani officials robbed, tortured and "sold" him to the Americans, he said in halting English. But Saudi Arabia's rehabilitation program had taught him that good Muslims "should not put ourselves in suspicious places or situations," he said. When he is released, he said, he would ensure that none of his 10 children by three wives would do what he had done.[what, get caught?..ed]
Saudi officials said last week that if all goes according to plan, Zuhair may soon join the ranks of 302 of some 4,200 Saudis imprisoned on terrorism charges who have been released in the past two years under a controversial Saudi program that aims to transform would-be and even hardened "jihadists" into peaceful, law-abiding, God-fearing Saudis.
Killing Mosquitos with Laser Beams (Shark Mounting Kit Sold Seperately)
You remember that old saying about using a sledgehammer to swat a fly as a metaphor for overkill? How about using a laser to kill a mosquito:
When an invading insect is detected, our software identifies it by training a nonlethal laser beam on the bug and using that illumination to estimate the insect’s size and also to measure how fast its wings are beating. Using this method, the system can not only distinguish among mosquitoes, butterflies, and bumblebees, but it can even determine whether a mosquito is male or female! (Females are significantly larger than males and have slower wingbeats.) This is useful because only female mosquitoes bite humans.Hat tip: Richard Fernandez who has more discussion.
Our software is able to track a mosquito in flight once it establishes that it is a valid target. After running safety checks to ensure no unintended object is in view, the system activates a second, more powerful laser that zaps the mosquito, causing death either by damage to its DNA (an unconfirmed hypothesis) or by overheating. The energy levels and light frequencies used are not capable of damaging human tissue, but even so, we’ve built in safeguards that ensure that the system doesn’t fire when anything much larger than a mosquito is in the photonic fence.
Jew, Jew, Jew Looks Like a Lady
This dude looks like a lady.
Question: When was the last time Dubai spent this much time investigating a murder? Is the real problem here that it was the Mossad and therefore the feigned enemy of all Arab states? The Jews doing the work that the Arabs can't or won't do? Or is this just part of the facade that Arab countries put on but are secretly grateful that a Hamas commander was iced --- kind of like Pakistan's constant bitching and moaning about our Predator strikes?
Sandcrawler PSA: Iranian Regime Is Ghey
Out: Political Murder
In: Political Rape
What if Obama's Cousin was a Doctor Who Hated Obamacare?
Wait, you mean Obama's cousin really is a doctor opposed to Obamacare? Okay, second cousin ... but you can't marry a second cousin (except maybe in West Virginia) and we take what we can get!
Report: "Hasan did not seek to conceal his extremist views"
The NEFA foundation has a powerpoint presentation up on the Fort Hood massacre. One key point is that while Nidal Hasan was not a member of an organized terrorist cell:
Hasan’s communications with Anwar al‐Awlaki likely indicate his sympathy for Al‐Qaida...The report also explains Hasan's friendship with Duane Reasoner who justified Hasan's mass murder to reporters. Reasoner used the online name "oooklepookle".
he subscribed to Salafi‐Jihadi ideology...
he may have been exposed to radical ideology consistently throughout his life, either passively at mosques, or actively online.....
Hasan did not seek to conceal his extremist views
In addition to pushing lectures by Anwar al-Awlaki, the American born al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula member who Hasan communicated with via email, "ooklepookle" also was a follower of New York online jihadis Yousef al-Khattab's "Revolution Muslim" website.
Oddly, Khattab frantically removed all evidence that he and "ooklepookle" were friends (archive here) shortly after the MSM picked up on his praising of Nidal Hasan for murdering his fellow soldiers. A few weeks after we showed that he and "ooklepookle" were friends and that Hasan himself may have been one of his followers, Khattab announced his retirement from "Revolution Muslim" and now claims to be living abroad.
Afghanistan: Marine Cheats Death By Taliban Sniper
You sir, are one lucky Marine!
Via Yahoo News
MARJAH, Afghanistan (Reuters) – Marine Lance Corporal Andrew Koenig is living proof Taliban snipers have been getting more accurate in Afghanistan.God Speed to all our brave fighters.
In a gunbattle this week, the 21-year-old from Casper, Wyoming, took a sniper's bullet square in his forehead as he fought from the roof of a compound seized by U.S. Marines taking part in an offensive targeting the Taliban hotbed of Marjah.
Knocked back by the blow, he felt for blood from what he was sure was a head wound.
"(It was) the craziest experience. I don't think you could get any luckier than that. Total shock. The gear works, this proves it," Koenig told Reuters, pointing to his dented helmet.
Video "Generation Jihad": How Radical Islamic Websites Create Terrorists in the West
I'll let this Daily Mail summary of the recent BBC documentary "Generation Jihad" speak for why you should watch the whole thing. I'll embed all six parts of episode 1 of it below the fold. I'm watching it as we speak, so I may have some commentary in a bit. Daily Mail:
Religious extremists are increasingly turning to the internet to find, indoctrinate and radicalise young Muslims, according to a new documentary series.Videos below.
Like sexual predators they prey on vulnerable young people, quickly brainwashing them with Al Qaeda propaganda and very quickly turning them into potential terrorists.
New BBC2 series Generation Jihad claims that growing numbers of bright young men dubbed ‘entrepreneurs of jihad’ are using the internet as a tool to foster extremism.
Many prey on younger men and women curious to learn more about Islam but instead bombard them with anti-Western and vengeful rhetoric – leading to a generation of online recruits for jihad.
UPDATE: Expect the usual "the police are unfairly targeting Muslims" garbage. But it gets good in part 6 below. If any one finds episode 2 which
should be airing tonight or tomorrow aired yesterday on BBC2 posted online let me know. We don't get to watch this stuff on our side of the pond unless you put it on the internet.
I hear some dude named "Aaron Riseberg (sic)" was interviewed for it.
Iranian 5th Column in Canada Alert: 9/11, Christmas bomb plot ..... um, pretty much all terrorism is an "inside job"
Blazing Cat Fur tried to get inside a conference on why the media (read: Jewish controlled media) was conspiring against Iran. He wasn't able to get in, but did manage to get some interviews outside. However, a National Post reporter did get in.
It was one big hatefest where Left-wing conspiracy theorists came together with Muslim conspiracy theorists uniting in love for any country that hates the West and where all acts of terrorism are described as false flag operations and groups like al Qaeda are really CIA fronts. Some key excerpts:
Sunday at a Toronto-area Islamic centre, in which the Christmas Day underwear bomber was described as the tool of an Israeli plot; Barack Obama was referred to as "Mr. Black Man"; al-Qaeda was called "the figment of the imagination of the West"; and a video was shown that mocked 9/11 by putting the Muppet Show logo over slow-motion footage of the second plane's impact, with screams of terror for audio.The organizer also claimed that protesters were burning the Koran. Not true, although maybe not such a bad idea.
The keynote speaker ... Michael Keefer, a professor of literary theory at the University of Guelph .... described 9/11 as a "planned demolition" run by Americans, and the Toronto 18 bomb plot, which led to convictions and guilty pleas, as a "police frame-up" over "nothing of significance."
Speaking of Islam's alleged peacefulness, Canada's willingness to play host to those who believe all this terrorism is just so much nonsense, and the massive Zionist plot to make Islam look bad, has any one heard from Canadian "journalist" and Taliban-sympathizer Beverly Giesbrecht lately? Last heard being held hostage by the very same Taliban she went to Pakistan to help?
Thanks to Square Mile Wife.
Must Read: Iran's War in Iraq
Today's must read from the Daily Mail:
In the same building, they found a large cache of documents, one of which was a detailed insider account of a recent attack on a top-security U.S. military installation in which a number of American soldiers had been abducted and then murdered.It gets worse. In response the capture of several high ranking Iranian officials caught red handed in helping insurgents kill Coalition troops, Iran ordered the murder of civilian hostages.
The report not only named the commander of this audacious raid - who was tracked down and killed by U.S. forces a month later - but also showed that Iranian Revolutionary Guards had approved the operation.
Other memos found at the house listed attacks on British bases and payments made by the Iranians to insurgents ranging from $750,000 (£479,000) to $3million (£1.9million)...
His name was Ali Mussa Daqduq, and for more than 20 years he had been an active member of Hezbollah, the militant islamic group in his homeland. Because of his long experience with roadside bombs, Tehran had hired him, sending him to Iraq as a 'management consultant' in terror. His job was to raise the game of those fighting the British in Basra.
He described how he travelled from Lebanon to Tehran and then made four trips into Iraq to help insurgent groups. He also took groups of Iraqis back into Iran for further training.
The debriefing of the captured Hezbollah officer was the clincher, proof positive of Iran's direct involvement in the brutal fighting in Iraq and the deaths of Coalition soldiers....
Good Luck and Godspeed
Silvio Canton's son just joined the Army today. God bless!
Sekrit Evil Zionist Conspiracy
Never Fails To Make Me Smile!!eleventy!1!
Back in January the Jawa Report posted on the assassination of Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Mabhouh
Some details are now coming out and it sounds pretty kewl.
Let's start with The Independant:
An 11-member hit squad, composed mostly of UK passport holders, was responsible for the killing of a leader of the Hamas armed wing in a Dubai hotel room last month, the country's police chief told reporters yesterday.
Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim showed a news conference surveillance video of the alleged assassination team arriving on separate flights to Dubai the day before Mahmoud al-Mabhouh was found dead by staff at the Bustan Rotana hotel...
And al-Jazeera lets us know about two Palistineans who have been arrested for providing logistical support to the 11-member team.
Police said that the killers used an electronic device to enter Mabhouh's room and lay in wait for him.
"He was strangled after receiving maybe an electric shock," Khalfan said on Monday.
Then Haaretz tells us about Ireland's determination that the passports used by 3 of the assassins were conterfeits.
Dubai will soon issue arrest warrants for the 11 suspects, but Tamim said Monday that he had still not ruled out Israeli involvement. While he did not accuse Israel directly, Tamim did say it was possible that "leaders of certain countries gave orders to their intelligence agents."
"We do not rule out Mossad, but when we arrest those suspects we will know who masterminded it. [We have not] issued arrest warrants yet, but will do so soon," he told a press conference on Monday.
Tamim revealed surveillance video of the alleged assassination team arriving on separate flights to Dubai the day before Mabhouh was found dead; the suspects also checked into separate hotels. They paid for all expenses in cash and used different mobile phone cards to avoid being traced, he added.
You will not survive make your time. Ha Ha Ha - Mossad
Populism Epic Fail: Democrat Tamyra Reaches Out to Tea Party
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Tamyra For Senate We are calling all people to file signatures tomorrow Republicans, Democrats, Independents, Tea Baggers, everyone with a pulse go to your county clerks office tomorrow before noon in your district.Good luck with that Ma'am.
Hat Tip: Brad.
Ace says sign her up, because she's a sure loser and the Democrats don't want her, but mostly because she's a sure loser.
Welcome to Kenya
Not sure if this is real, but tis funny.
Hat Tip: David.
Secret Joint Raid Captures Taliban’s Top Commander
WASHINGTON — The Taliban’s top military commander was captured several days ago in Karachi, Pakistan, in a secret joint operation by Pakistani and American intelligence forces, according to American government officials.
The commander, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, is an Afghan described by American officials as the most significant Taliban figure to be detained since the American-led war in Afghanistan started more than eight years ago. He ranks second in influence only to Mullah Muhammad Omar, the Taliban’s founder and a close associate of Osama bin Laden before the Sept. 11 attacks.
Mullah Baradar has been in Pakistani custody for several days, with American and Pakistani intelligence officials both taking part in interrogations, according to the officials.
No BS this is huge in the fight.....this man is BIG.
UPDATE: Could this be connected..Jihahi websites: Don't answer that knock on the door
February 15, 2010
Video: The Confession of Khalid Sheikh Muhammad - From A to Z
I posted this video two weeks ago, but no sooner had it gone up than somebody complained to Viddler about it content and they took it down. So now the folks at MyThomsonGitmo.com have it hosted on their own dedicated servers. This video is MUST WATCHING. Here's their description:
On March 10, 2007, Khalid Sheikh Muhammad stood before a U.S. military Combatant Status Review Tribunal to determine if he met the criteria to be classified as an “enemy combatant.” The public record of the hearing consists of a 26-page transcript (redacted pdf) and a 54:12-minute recording (redacted mpg).
If you listen to the tape or watch the video (above), it’s clear that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed understood the difference between information he surrendered while under duress and information he volunteered while not under duress, stating four times that he felt no force or coercion to offer his confession.
We here at MyThomsonGitmo encourage you to watch the video and listen to the mpg in entirety. If nothing else, you may gain a new appreciation for the term “enemy combatant” as well as al Qaeda’s religious determination to kill you.
You can view it here, or go to their website for the widescreen version.
Imperial Good News: Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar Captured
The Taliban’s top military commander was captured in a joint operation by U.S. and Pakistani forces in Karachi and is being questioned in the same city, sources confirmed to Fox News late Monday.Pakistan? Hmmm???
Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar is the most important Taliban figured to be caught since the war in Afghanistan began. He is close to the Islamic group's spiritual leader Mullah Muhammad Omar and to al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
Who Pushed Evan Bayh Out?
alk about not having the pulse of the nation -- the lefty bloggers are in their own little echo chamber, whining over the fact that there aren't more real progressives in Congress.It certainly was not Republican "obstructionism" nor voters not liking him.
Its the far left Democrat leaders like Pelosi and Reid. The "tolerant" neo-commie wing of the party isn't very tolerant of a record like this.
Bayh was re-elected governor in 1992 with the highest percentage of the vote in a statewide election in modern Indiana history. He defeated State Attorney General Linley E. Pearson, a Republican, to win his second term. His administration was considered cautious but successful by Republicans as well as Democrats, creating a large budget surplus and permitting him to cut taxes. "Mr. Bayh's record is one of a genuinely fiscally conservative Democrat," reported the Wall Street Journal in 1992.Why, by golly that's a winning ticket every time. No matter that little letter by his name I call that progress.
Stressing fiscal responsibility, lower taxes, job creation and lean government, Bayh's tenure as governor was highlighted by eight years without raising taxes, the largest single tax cut and largest budget surplus in state history.
By the end of his second term, Bayh had an approval rating of nearly 80 percent.
Tell me again who's more progressive?
Breaking: Top Taliban Military Chief Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar Captured
Via NY Post
The Taliban’s top military commander was captured in a joint operation by U.S. and Pakistani forces in Karachi and is being questioned in the same city, sources confirmed to Fox News late Monday.Background on Baradar at Newsweek - America’s New Nightmare
Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar is the most important Taliban figured to be caught since the war in Afghanistan began. He is close to the Islamic group's spiritual leader Mullah Muhammad Omar and to al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
Unionized Rhode Island Teachers Refuse To Work 25 Minutes More Per Day, So Town Fires All Of Them
Channeling Arne Duncan..
Via Business Insider
A school superintendent in Rhode Island is trying to fix an abysmally bad school system.Must suck to have a female do this...Ha!
Her plan calls for teachers at a local high school to work 25 minutes longer per day, each lunch with students once in a while, and help with tutoring. The teachers' union has refused to accept these apparently onerous demands.
The teachers at the high school make $70,000-$78,000, as compared to a median income in the town of $22,000. This exemplifies a nationwide trend in which public sector workers make far more than their private-sector counterparts (with better benefits).
The school superintendent has responded to the union's stubbornness by firing every teacher and administrator at the school.
Huffington Post Has Hit A New Low With This Image
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A Tribute To George Washington & Our Founding Fathers
US Air Force Nurse Lucy Lekhar Is An Angel
As the Critical Care Air Transport Team Nurse in the picture, it is truly my honor to transport these brave men and women here in theater! This brave young man was sedated but arousing, I was telling h...im who I was, where he was, what injuries he had and where we were going. He calmed right down. He was our teams 70th critical care patient since being here in theater, truly I have been blessed many times over this deployment.God Bless this nurse...she is truly special and thank you Michael for sharing this with us...stay safe!
Major "Lucy" Lehker,
February 15, 2010
Mass Senator Scott Brown," Don't Mess With Me Biden, I Know The Military Rules & Regulations From A to Z"
Sen. Scott Brown thinks Vice President Joe Biden was “off base” when he suggested Sunday that the Massachusetts Republican get his facts straight on the legal procedures for military tribunals.Senator Brown is getting a taste of Washington liberals..
“It was insulting,” said Brown, who frequently jabbed the administration during his Senate campaign for giving suspected terrorists legal representation.
On CBS's “Face the Nation” last weekend, Biden shot back that he doesn’t “know whether the new senator from Massachusetts understands: When you get tried in a military tribunal, you get a lawyer, too.”[...]
Brown said he is particularly incensed by Biden’s remarks because he’s served in the Massachusetts Army National Guard for more than 30 years and is currently the Guard's top defense attorney in New England.
“I know the military rules and regulations and procedures from A to Z,” Brown said.
Well, Duh: al Qaeda Recruiting English Speakers
I think I've been saying this for six years: more Muslims speak English than speak Arabic.
But Ed Morrissey is on freaking fire today, so I'll just link him and exhort you to read his commentary. It's spot on. And scary.
Yemen: Coast Guard Contracts Its Protection to Shipping Lines
With renewed focus on al Qaeda threats emanating from Yemen, the US is substantially increasing support to several branches of the Yemeni military. However, Yemen’s military and security forces are often involved in for-profit ventures, on both overt and covert levels. The task of building up Yemen’s Coast Guard demonstrates such difficulties.
Last year, the Coast Guard complained several times to the Interior Ministry that the Border Guard was complicit in criminal activity and “aiding smugglers as smuggling takes place in an organized way,” the Yemen Post reported. The Border Guards prevented the Coast Guard from searching boats suspected of smuggling, sometimes resulting violent clashes between the forces’ members.
The diversion of US aid into private pockets is another area of concern. US support to Yemen’s Coast Guard began in 2003, and it seems a worthy investment in light of the wide variety of criminal networks operating in Yemeni waters.
Piracy is a global priority when 20% global shipping passes through the Gulf of Aden. Tens of thousands of Somalis are smuggled across the narrow Bab al Mendab to Yemen annually. Traffickers carry weapons and other contraband to Somalia on the return leg of the trip. Diesel subsidized by the Yemeni government is smuggled out as enormous quantities of illegal narcotics and counterfeit pharmaceuticals are smuggled in. Yemen’s 1900 km coastline makes it easy for al Qaeda terrorists to slip into and out of the country. Counter-terror operations become more pressing with Somalia's al Shabab terrorists coordinating with Yemen's al Qaeda.
The problem for the US arises when the Coast Guard neglects these concerns to hire itself out as a private security contractor to shipping lines.
The Yemeni firm, Lotus Projects, was established "based on the demand of various official bodies for professional intermediaries to act between government bodies and private or public entities overseas." Lotus’s website further highlights the firm’s “close working relationship with Yemeni Governmental Security Organizations” including the Coast Guard.
Lotus’ UK based franchise, the Gulf of Aden Group Transit (GoAGT), reports that it has a “unique agreement with Lotus Projects and the Yemen Navy which means you are guaranteed the protection of highly trained military personnel and the Yemen Government in the event of an attack.”
Indeed, “For $35,000 for a three day transit, GoAGT will supply an armed team of six serving Yemen military or coastguard personnel to embark on and protect a vessel between the GoAGT transit coordinates,” Marinelog.com reported.
The US has been training the Yemen Coast Guard since 2003. The US delivered 24 vessels to Yemen in that time. In 2009, the US Coast Guard awarded a $28.2 million contract to build two 87-foot Protector-class Coastal Patrol Boats for the Yemen Coast Guard. The vessels “will assist the Yemen Coast Guard in addressing an anti-piracy mission in the Gulf of Aden that is strategically important to U.S. interests,” the USCG said in announcing the contract.
But those anti-piracy missions will likely profit of a private company. And other important patrols may be abandoned altogether in favor of lucrative contracts with foreign shippers.
GoAGT promises “a dedicated escort by a heavily armoured 37.5 metre Yemen Navy Austal patrol boat." Yemen only has ten Austal vessels, delivered in 2005 at a cost of about US$ 5 million dollars each. The boats, now tasked as merchant escorts, were built to engage in “general police missions in coastal waters, customs control and anti-terrorist operations at sea, offshore protection and tracking, surveillance of the Exclusive Economic Zone, defence and protection of national sea areas and operations within integrated task forces,” Austal reported.
Stars and Stripes, an independent news source for the US military community, reported on the controversy. Lt. Col. Bakill Hamzah, operations officer for the Aden District of the Yemeni coast guard, and manager of the country’s National Anti-Piracy Center said to the paper that Yemen considers hiring out Yemeni Coast Guardsmen to commercial companies as an “appropriate” and “good” solution to counter piracy.
Not all agree.
“It slightly smacks of vigilantism to me," said Tony Mason, secretary general of the International Chamber of Shipping and International Shipping Federation.
On a broader level, one of the leading causes of instability in Yemen boils down to the widespread appropriation of government resources byindividuals for profit or personal goals.
India: American Tied to Pune Attack
Scanning the headlines of the Indian press it seems that the Indians are convinced that American Daood "David Headley" Gilani had a hand in the attack late last week that killed 9 (that's up from the initial estimate of 8) at a restaurant frequented by foreigners and near a Jewish center.
Unfortunately many of the stories take on a conspiratorial air speculating that Headley was a double-agent for the CIA. This speculation is based on .... well, nothing. Not even uncomfirmed rumors. Just speculation that since Headley probably was a DEA informant that, well, I'm not sure how those two get conflated in the minds of those in the developing world, but they do.
Laying aside the conspiracy theories about Headley, it is more than mere speculation based on nothing to suggest that he had a hand in the attack. We know he helped do recon work for the Mumbai attack. We also know that Headley spent time in Pune doing precisely the same things he did in Mumbai.
Home Secretary G.K. Pillai Monday said there was a link between Saturday's Pune blast that killed nine people and the recce missions conducted by Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) suspect David Coleman Headley, and the government was trying to get access to him.Indian Muslims. Hmmmmmmm.....
"The Pune blast investigations are at an initial stage. We are pushing for access to David Headley. We cannot rule in or rule out a foreign hand," Pillai told NDTV news channel.
"There is a Headley link. It is too close to the Osho Ashram. We have no idea about who did it. We need some more days. The footwork is on," he said.
The home secretary also indicated the LeT's Karachi project used Indian Muslims for the attack on German Bakery, a popular eatery in Pune, Saturday.
Chicago Man Was Preparing More Attacks Against Jews in India
Chicago Man Charged in Mumbai Massacre
What if an American Was the Next Khalid Shiekh Mohammad?
Chicago Man Knew of Mumbai Attacks in Advance, Congratulated Killers
People Waking up to American Involved in Mumbai Bombings?
Chicago Man Suspected of Helping Plot Mumbai Massacre
Chicago Terror Suspect David Headley Carried A Book With Him "How To Pray Like A Jew".
Mohammad Cartoon Plot Arrests in Chicago Linked to Immigration Company
FBI Raids Muslim Meat Packing Plant
Australia: 5 Muslims Sentenced In Terror Plot
Via FNC who, along with Aussie's, had the audacity to say Muslim
SYDNEY — An Australian court Monday sentenced five Muslim extremists to prison terms of 23 to 28 years after convicting them of preparing for terror attacks on unspecified targets by stockpiling explosive chemicals and firearms.Rehabilitation doesn't work out to well, glad they realize this. Lets hope the Obama administration will get with the program instead of sending GITMO detainees to Yemen for rehab.
Justice Anthony Whealy of the New South Wales Supreme Court said he had little hope that the men, aged 25 to 44, could be rehabilitated, saying they were motivated by "intolerant, inflexible religious conviction" and had shown contempt for the Australian government, its leaders and laws.
The men were found guilty last October on charges linked to preparing for a terrorist act between July 2004 and November 2005. The men — Australian-born or naturalized citizens with Muslim immigrant backgrounds — had all pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Boosh/Cheney/Zionists Won't Stop, Will They?
The gall, using a daughter as a tool for the evil Zionists.....Ha!
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Online Jihadis Really Are Connected to al Qaeda
Yeah, I'm pretty much just ripping stories off Jawa related stories from Hot Air today. This is good, though. You'll notice that the source of the story is the al Faloja forum. Somehow they knew that an al Qaeda courier had been arrested in transit from Pakistan to Yemen.
Since the forum post turns out to be true, one must wonder out loud whether the naysayers who claim that the online jihad forums are no big deal, nothing to worry about, First Amendment! etc, etc, .... might not wish to rethink their untenable position?
While it is true that the relationship between forum users and al Qaeda is usually indirect (with al Qaeda reinforcing beliefs and inspiring some to action), sometimes the relationship is quite direct -- some members of these forums are also members of al Qaeda, other violent Islamist groups, or part of homegrown terror cells.
There has been no public announcement of the arrest. But in a possible indication of the operative's importance, just a few days later, two postings on a jihadi web forum suggested that Al Qaeda leaders were worried and wanted their "commanders" to take immediate precautions.Notice the other interesting thing here: al Qaeda central is sending a message through the forum to field commanders. Hey, change your phone numbers, move, you've been compromised!
The postings stated that the "captured brother" -- identified as a "field commander" named Abdullah Saleh al-Eidan who went by the name of "Barud"- - was "on his way back from Afghanistan" and had been turned over to Saudi authorities.
Even more noteworthy, the postings -written by a fellow Al Qaeda "brother" - reported that Al Eidan had with him 300 "important phone numbers" as well as pictures, names and documents from Afghanistan.
"The brother requested that this information reach the commanders in Yemen and Afghanistan as soon as possible," read one of the postings, which appeared on a web forum known as Fallujah Islamic Forum. "He also asked.the commanders to change their places of residence and mobile phone numbers as soon as possible."
Strategic question: In light of this, are the forums better left open where we can monitor them and gain crucial intelligence? Or, is asymmetrical warfare different enough from conventional warfare that closing the forums creates even greater advantages? Such as forcing al Qaeda to use couriers rather than email.
I think of all the intel we gathered in WWII through monitoring German and Japanese communications traffic. Invaluable intelligence. But the command structure of al Qaeda is such that communications between central and field are much less important. So, while there is value in monitoring communications might there not be more value in simply denying them the tools they need to effectively communicate and coordinate?
Concerns About U.S. Passenger Send Jumbo Jet Back to London
Via CNS News
Concerns about an American passenger prompted U.S. officials to bar a British Airways flight from U.S. airspace on Friday. The plane was heading from London to Mexico City when it was forced to turn around.No shite Sherlock...
British press reports said Flight 243, a Boeing 747, had been airborne for two hours when U.S. officials discovered a “data discrepancy" involving a 55-year-old man who was traveling on a U.S. passport. The nature of the data discrepancy was not revealed, the Associated Press reported.
"This is the first time anyone can recall a British flight being banned from U.S. airspace," a security official told the British newspaper, The Sun.
British press reports said the incident shows how nervous U.S. authorities are following the attempted bombing of a U.S.-bound flight from Amsterdam on Christmas Day.
Why Obama is Awesome
Call it the law of unintended consequences, but this? This, I like: Obama opting to kill terrorists rather than capture them
Somebody Covering Up for Obama's OIC Envoy
Not only did President Obama's envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference defend Palestinian Islamic Jihad's US representative Sami al-Arian, claiming that his prosecution was some kind of right-wing effort to quash dissent, the evidence of his views now seems to be disappearing down the memory hole. The story where he is quoted as defending al-Arian had been redacted to remove Rashad Hussain's statements.
President Obama’s newly appointed envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference [Rashad Hussain] was quoted in 2004 as saying an American who aided a Palestinian terrorist group was the victim of “politically motivated persecutions” who was being used “to squash dissent.” ....WRMEA is the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. It's a publication I'm not all that familiar with. But it seems to be an overtly ant-Israeli, pro-Palestinian publication. The kind of publication that brings together left-wing activists with terror sympathizers and Muslim nationalists.
On Saturday, Obama named the Texas-born, 31-year-old Indian-American as his envoy to the OIC, the 57-member bloc of Islamic states. The appointment is in line with the president’s goal, expressed in his speech in Cairo last June, to reach out to the Islamic world....
Around three years after the WRMEA article quoting Hussain first appeared, it was edited to remove all references to him.
A copy of the original 2004 article, retrieved via the Nexis news database, includes the following sentences:Al-Arian’s situation is one of many “politically motivated persecutions,” claimed Rashad Hussain, a Yale law student. Such persecution, he stated, must be fought through hope, faith, and the Muslim vote (…) Along with many others, said Yale’s Hussain, Dr. Sami Al-Arian has been “used politically to squash dissent.” The Muslim community must speak out against the injustices taking place in America, he emphasized. Otherwise, everyone’s rights will be in jeopardy.But in the version of the same story currently available on the WRMEA Web site those sentences – and only those sentences – have disappeared. An Internet archive search indicates that the edits were made sometime after October 2007.
The author of the story was contacted and claims she didn't make the changes. Which means someone at WRMEA is responsible. And since the group does seem to have an agenda, it's easy to see why they would be motivated to try and cover up Hussain's views.
Good News!! US Terrorism Reviews Fail to Mention Islam, Islamist or Islamic
Dang those Lutherans..
Via Washington Post
Two new documents laying out the Obama administration's defense and homeland security strategy over the next four years describe the nation's terrorist enemies in a number of ways but fail to mention the words Islam, Islamic or Islamist.God forbid we name that religion
The 108-page Quadrennial Homeland Security Review, made public last week by the Department of Homeland Security, uses the term "terrorist" a total of 66 times, "al Qaeda" five times and "violent extremism" or "extremist" 14 times. It calls on the U.S. government to "actively engage communities across the United States" to "stop the spread of violent extremism."
Yet in describing terrorist threats against the United States and the ideology that motivates terrorists, the review - like its sister document from the Pentagon, the Quadrennial Defense Review - does not use the words "Islam," "Islamic" or "Islamist" a single time.
Ex-Muslim Terrorist: "It Is Not Worth Dying For A F**king Allah
"Sultan" is a apostate now, damn brave of him to come forward. When he converted to Christianity his wife was told to leave him, she didn't and was murdered in the name of "honor". ROPMA!!!
Via Infidels Unite
The young Arab was an Allah's warrior against the US troops in Iraq, before he converted into Christianity and fled to Switzerland. He warns other Muslims not to murder in the name of Islam.Be sure to read it all.
The ex-Muslim who calls himself Sultan should stay quiet, because that would be safer for him and he would not have to fear for his life. But he decided to speak out, and now he is sitting in a cafe in Zurich telling his story.
He is a young Arab with a thick black hair, brow eyes continuously observing his surrounding, a feature that made him a good Muslim terrorist.
Sultan's story began ten years ago for a fight for his homeland in the Middle East, where the US was fighting the Muslim terror organization. It is a story resembling many young Muslim terrorists, who all wanted to enter the paradise and the receive 72 virgins.
And, it is a story of radical change.
When Sultan met his friends, members of the Islamic Brotherhood, he was a 16-year-old Muslim from traditional family, and not terribly religious. The Muslim boy enjoyed the cohesion is the Muslim group, its ideas and the radical Muslim rhetoric.
Good Muslims are intended to kill infidels as the Koran says; that is the only way to paradise and the 72 virgins.[...]
He wants to tell his story even if it means to be attacked by Muslims, threatened to be killed because he does not anymore believe in Allah.
Sultan has now a new job: He knows for sure that Muslim boys in his homeland still want to go to war against the infidels and die for Allah.
He shakes his head, " I want to warn these boys. They should not kill for Allah. It is not worth dying for a F*cking Allah."
In Honor of President's Day
Jeff Quinton of Americans United for Life has put up a great collection of Presidential Quotations regarding abortion. Pro-life or not you should check it out.
Heh Mulimahs, Shake Your Boobies
Dirty grubby fingered alQaeda linked alShabaab feeling up teh muslimahs because Sharia law sez so...?!?!?
A hardline Islamist group in Somalia has begun publicly whipping women for wearing bras that they claim violate Islam as they are ‘deceptive’.Old story but still ridiculous. Blame it on Sharia so teh teroritz can cop a feel....
The insurgent group Al Shabaab has sent gunmen into the streets of Mogadishu to round up any women who appear to have a firm bust, residents claimed yesterday.
The women are then inspected to see if the firmness is natural, or if it is the result of wearing a bra.
If they are found wearing a bra, they are ordered to remove it and shake their breasts, residents said.
Attn: Youtube User khalidibnalwaled1
Over the weekend you were PWNED by a bunch of hot Zionist infidel vigilante chicks.
Hat Tip: Star.
Tales of daring-do and complaints of cyber vigilantism should both be viewed with a good deal of scepticism. Much of what is called vigilantism is perfectly lawful...I feel the right to bitch about terrorist propaganda is just as covered under free speech as any right a foreign or domestic terrorist has to publish his propaganda.
And BITCH WE DO!
And we do it so well ;)
I So Hate to Be Wrong: Qari Hussain Mehsud Not Dead
To be fair Bill Roggio has always been skeptical of the reports of Mehsud's death.
Long War Journal.
A top Taliban commander who trains children to become suicide bombers has disproved reports that he was killed during a US Predator airstrike in mid-January.Sigh......
Qari Hussain Mehsud, a senior lieutenant to Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan leader Hakeemullah Mehsud, spoke to a Pakistani news service on Feb. 14 to take credit for last week's deadly suicide attacks in Bannu. The dual suicide blasts targeted police in the district and killed 16 people, including Bannu's police chief and 12 other officers.
Hat Tip: That Google Buzz thingy, which I now hate even more...... I'm still in denial, how do we know this isn't Zombie Qari Hussain Mehsud?
Cancer Takes Doug Fieger of The Knack
WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. – Doug Fieger, leader of the power pop band The Knack who sang on the 1979 hit "My Sharona," died Sunday. He was 57.Bummer.
Fieger, a Detroit-area native, died at his home in Woodland Hills near Los Angeles after battling cancer, according to The Knack's manager, Jake Hooker.
Fieger formed The Knack in Los Angeles 1978, and the group quickly became a staple of Sunset Strip rock clubs. A year later he co-wrote and sang lead vocals on "My Sharona."
Fieger said the song, with its pounding drums and exuberant vocals, was inspired by a girlfriend of four years.
"I had never met a girl like her — ever," he told The Associated Press in a 1994 interview. "She induced madness. She was a very powerful presence. She had an insouciance that wouldn't quit. She was very self-assured. ... She also had an overpowering scent, and it drove me crazy."
February 14, 2010
Texas Democratic candidate for governor espouses racism and is a truther (did I mention he's Palestinian??)
With the leftist media atwitter about Texas Republican gubernatorial candidate Debra Medina's truther views, it also bears mentioning that one Democratic candidate and Houston businessman, Farouk Shami, espouses much the same views. In an interview last Friday with WFAA-TV (Dallas/Fort Worth), he not only openly expressed his truther views, but also his glaring racism against "white people":
Race became an issue in the Democratic primary for governor today.
Farouk Shami, the millionaire hair care products maker who's running, said he doesn't find many white people willing to work, so he says he hires Hispanics and blacks instead.
He made the comments responding to a question about whether the state should crack down on employers hiring illegal immigrants.
He also said he, too, would not disavow the conspiracy theory that the U.S. government was involved in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Debra Medina said on Thursday that she has questions whether the U.S. government was involved in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, although she backpedaled from those remarks on Friday.
Shami declined at Monday's statewide televised debate to say if he backed a mandate on employers to use the E-Verify government database to check if new hires are in the country legally.
He was asked again during a taping of Inside Texas Politics.
Shami replied, “I find 80 percent of my employees at the factory are Hispanics. I don't find, you know, many white people really willing to work, you know, unfortunately.”
While still declining to answer the question, Shami said that at his Houston hair care products factory, Hispanics are vital to his business and the economy.
Asked to explain what he meant about not hiring many whites, he said they want special treatment. “A majority of the people are going to be Hispanic and African-American. You don't find white people who are willing to work in factories. And our history proves, you know, lots of time when they, you know, the white people come to work in a factory they either want to be supervisors or they want to be, you know, paid more than the average person. And unfortunately they exit.”
And then just a day after Medina, didn't reject the notion that the government was involved in the 9/11 attacks, Shami didn't either.
“I'm not sure. I am not going to really judge or answer about something I'm not really sure about. But the rumors are there that there was a conspiracy. True or not? It's hard to believe, you know, what happened. It's really hard to comprehend what happened. Maybe. I'm not sure.”
Ironically, he accused Democratic opponent and former Houston Mayor Bill White of racism just a few weeks ago. Shami hails from Ramallah in the West Bank and is a member of the notorious American Task Force for Palestine (along with White House party crasher Tareq Salahi). He has vowed to pump $10 million into his campaign for governor.
See also from the Dallas Morning News: Shami outdoes Medina with comments about 9/11 and whites' unwillingness to work
Reader Love Mail: No Really I'm Not Kidding Edition
You may hear us talk about "crazy blog money" you know cause seriously its a joke.
This is how a blogger truly gets paid.
[The Black Flag] Comment: " For Kevin From His Brothers"
To the men who made this video I want to say thank you. Also, thank you for being there with Adam. I am his father and I miss him every day of my life. If anyone knows how I can get a copy of this video, please let me know.
Shamelessly Posting Valentines Day Boobs & Moobs
For the ladies, lets see how long this stays above the fold....heh
Bomb Scare Closes Fort Worth Freeway Due To Misunderstander Of Islam
[...]The episode started in Arlington as a road rage incident on the 1000 block of Abram Street.h/t NTA
"Someone called in to say there was a person in another vehicle who pointed a weapon at them. Officers found that vehicle and tried to conduct a stop but that vehicle did not stop and as a result, officers conducted a pursuit," said Arlington Police Department spokeswoman Tiara Ellis Richard.
The chase went on for 20 minutes but came to an end when the truck spun out on Rosedale.
Officers took a man and a woman into custody.
WFAA has learned that the woman is Kimberly Homsi; she also goes by the name Asma Al- Homsi.
Update by Howie: WFAA's video (and you must see it) moved below the fold due to slow load time.
Mixed in a novelette-long complaint to the Anti-Discrimination Commission, a Muslim man, Omar Hassan, reveals:
He expressed his disgust at being "forced to look at the backside of a woman who bends over in front of me in supermarket to pick an item off a bottom shelf". It is a health hazard, he says.Frankly, I've occasionally been an accidental observer of female bottom-shelf events and it's never resulted in thoughts of infidel hygiene and public health risks. In fact, I usually think of something entirely different.
"Non-Muslim women do not use water to clean themselves when they go to the toilet." Thus, bending over in a supermarket could cause serious health risks.
Therefore, I'd suggest that Mr. Hassan's contention is unsupportable. It's probably a religion of peace and tolerance thing.
February 13, 2010
Saturday Night Liszt: Harmonies Du Soir
Take a breather from life with this:
It's Time For: Barack Obama 2007 vs. Reality 2010!
Barack Obama, February, 2007, in a speech announcing his candidacy for President:
And as people have looked away in disillusionment and frustration, we know what's filled the void. The cynics, the lobbyists, the special interests who've turned our government into a game only they can afford to play. They write the checks and you get stuck with the bills, they get the access while you get to write a letter, they think they own this government, but we're here today to take it back. The time for that kind of politics is over. It is through. It's time to turn the page right here and right now.Reality, today in 2010:
(The Hill) - Lobbyists enjoyed record revenues while the rest of the country was struggling amid a deep recession, according to a report out Friday.And from OpenSecrets.org:
Last year saw a more than 5 percent increase in lobbying expenditures as compared to 2008, said a new report released Friday by the Center for Responsive Politics, a campaign finance watchdog.
The economy stunk. Corporations slashed jobs. And some firms, once juggernauts of American industry, simply ceased to exist.
But for federal lobbyists, 2009 proved to be a year of riches unlike any other, a Center for Responsive Politics analysis indicates.
In all, federal lobbyists’ clients spent more than $3.47 billion last year, often driven to Washington, D.C.’s power centers and halls of influence by political issues central to the age: health care reform, financial reform, energy policy.
Yemen Continues Slaughtering Southern Protesters
In the continuing cycle of violence in Yemen, police opened fire at a hospital, killing one and wounding six. Another person was killed later in a separate incident.
The latest deaths occurred today when a group of southern activists attempted to retrieve the corpse of a protester killed February 2. Police guards at Ibn Khaldun hospital in the town of Hutah opened fire on the group, wounding seven. Abdullah Muhammad Al-Baqery, 45, died of his injuries.
Police used live ammunition and tear gas to disburse the crowds that swelled with news of the al Baqery’s death. Saeed Abdullah Alcaoui was killed by police. Five protesters were arrested.
Hutah is in Lahj governorate, a hotbed of the independence movement in south Yemen. The Al Hirak movement is calling for the dissolution of the unified state. About 70% of southerners favor independence. The southern governorates witnessed escalating protests since 2007 often triggered by arbitrary arrests and violence against the unarmed protesters.
The arrests of journalists who report on the unrest are another trigger for clashes. Public outrage at the closure of al Ayyam newspaper in May was dwarfed by the outpouring when its editors were arrested.
Hashim Bashraheel, 68, and his two sons Mohammed and Hani were arrested in January. Amnesty International has repeatedly warned that the trio is at high risk for torture. Journalist Mohammed al Maqaleh was brought to court this week after four months of torture including beatings and mock executions.
More at Examiner.com
Islamists Bomb Jewish/Euro Target in India Killing 8, American Implicated
Reuters makes sure to point out that the police in India are telling us "not to jump to conclusions". Okay, we won't. This isn't jumping to conclusions: violent Islamists did this. Beginning and end of story.
Probably Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), the group that brought you the Mumbai massacre, had a hand in it. You'll remember that many of the communications between Chicago's David Headley and his LeT handlers were for him to quit focusing on attacking Denmark and spend his time scoping out targets in India instead. In addition to helping do recon work for the Mumbai attacks, Headley spent time in many additional communities in India -- sometimes posing as a Jew himself in order to case Jewish targets.
Headley's passport showed that he visited Pune, the city where today's attack took place. This is a strong indication that LeT was behind the attack. While I'll admit it's speculation, the links between the LeT and Headley's visit to Pune at their behest are too glaringly obvious to overlook. Just like his "business trips" to Mumbai, odds are that Headley was in Pune with a view in mind of finding suitable targets for a terror attack by the LeT.
All of this suggests that:
a) LeT was behind the attack
b) that an American may have helped plan it.
[inserted update] A Times of India article linked by Robert Spencer (and not nearly as PC as Reuters) notes that while in Pune, David Headley stayed at the Ashram Center which is located adjacent to the restaurant which was targeted. The restaurant was frequented by the center's European visitors. /update
But if not LeT, India has its fair share of Islamist radicals. And the long border with Pakistan also make it a prime target for other Pakistani based jihad groups.
A bomb ripped through a packed restaurant in the Indian city of Pune on Saturday, killing at least eight people including one foreigner in the country's first big attack since the 2008 Mumbai massacre...Reuters then goes on to explain the history of terrorist bombings in India. But then points out it could have been Hindu extremists.
Police said the bomb was hidden in a bag left in the German Bakery restaurant, a favorite of Jewish and European visitors, when it was full of tourists on Saturday evening.
"We heard a big noise and we all rushed out. The impact was so much that there were tiny body parts everywhere," said Vinod Dhale, an employee at the bakery....
Debris was strewn all around the bakery, located near an ashram or religious retreat which is also frequented by foreigners, and a Jewish center.
Hindu extremists. Right. Hindu extremists often target Jews. /sarc
Thanks to Square Mile Wife.
Left wing group wants a 21 hour work week
I'm a college professor. I already have a 21 hour work week. But for the rest of you workaholics, David Thompson has the details.
Video: Obama Kills Proven Missile Defense Technologies
As always, McKitrick is your go to guy for all things missile defense. Here's his latest video.
Utah, Currently the Sanest State in the Union
Suzanne Goldberg of the Guardian has a cow reporting on the incredible effrontery of the Utah legislature's acknowledgement of what anyone with a functioning brain now knows:
Carbon dioxide is "essentially harmless" to human beings and good for plants. So now will you stop worrying about global warming?Guardian moderators are working overtime deleting AGW skeptics' posts from their comments.
Utah's House of Representatives apparently has at least. Officially the most Republican state in America, its political masters have adopted a resolution condemning "climate alarmists", and disputing any scientific basis for global warming.
On a personal note, yours truly will be leaving today for Mardi Gras, where Mann-made global warming will ensure a toasty 45 or 50 degrees next week in the Crescent City.
Terror Chatter On Upswing
One interesting comment
On another Jihadist site, a visitor questions security involving 3D scanners at British airports asking: “Can I refuse [to pass through] for religious reasons?”I posted on this earlier; Airport Body Scanners Violate the Teachings of Islam, Says Muslim Group. This is one of the reasons why they don't like body scanners!
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What if the Taliban Had Their Own YouTube Channel? Oh, wait, they already do!
Here's a YouTube channel purporting to belong to the Taliban. The official name of the Taliban is "The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan" as they claim to be the legitimate government of that country.
Even as our Marines and soldiers are involved in the biggest offensive against the Taliban since the beginning of the war, Google's YouTube is busy helping the Taliban spread their propaganda so that they recruit, raise money, and build a sympathetic public in which they can hide.
StarCMC has much more on this including evidence that the channel is used to embed the Taliban's videos on known terrorist forums.
Today's Pointless Zionist Swimsuit Profile Bar Refaeli
The world is now helpless in the face of Super Hot Zionist Overlord domination.
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February 12, 2010
Palestinian Protesters Dress Up As Smurfs
Don't they provide sanihuts? Nice pee stain on this smurf person.
Photo from Huff & Puff who are giddy about the "Avatar" protesters...
Afghanistan: Marjah, The Battle Has Begun
God speed everyone!!
NEAR MARJAH, Afghanistan – Helicopter-borne U.S. Marines and Afghan troops swooped down on the Taliban-held town of Marjah before dawn Saturday, launching a long-expected attack to re-establish government control and undermine support for militants in their southern heartland.I was alerted about this a short while ago by Michael Yon. He will have a full dispatch Sunday morning.
The assault on Marjah is the biggest offensive since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan and will serve as a major test of a new NATO strategy focusing on protecting civilians. The attack is also the first major combat operation since President Barack Obama ordered 30,000 U.S. reinforcements here in December to try to turn the tide of the war.
Marine commanders say they expect between 400 to 1,000 insurgents to be holed up inside this southern Afghan town of 80,000 people in Helmand province, including more than 100 foreign fighters. Marjah is the biggest southern town under Taliban control and the linchpin of the militants' logistical and opium-smuggling network.
"The first wave of choppers has landed inside Marjah. The operation has begun," said Capt. Joshua Winfrey, commander of Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines, which was at the forefront of the attack.
Again, stay safe everyone and splode lots of Taliban!!
Update by Howie: Raw Video: Operation Moshtarak.
Video of troops boarding helicopters. The Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GIRoA) announced today that key military clearing operations for Operation Moshtarak have begun in central Helmand
U of Alabama, Huntsville: Professor Snaps, Kills Faculty When Denied Tenure
The families affected by this are in my thoughts and prayers.
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Wanted: IT Specialist, Must Have Own Bomb Vest
I wonder if this comes with dental?
Al-Qaeda has launched a new campaign to recruit university students, scientists and IT specialists in Algeria. "We appeal to undergraduates, chemists, doctors and IT specialists to join our ranks," the terror network said in a statement published on jihadist websites on Thursday.
Taliban Having a Bad Day
The Taliban's official "Voice of Jihad" website is down. They lost their American DNS provider.
More on the Taliban Rape Video
Brad Thor has a newer version of the story he first broke here about the Taliban leadership's complicity in a rape video tape ring --- and the subsequent murders to cover it up -- run by a top Haqqani network commander: Taliban Rape Tapes: A ‘Muslim Abu Ghraib’
The part about Mahmoud Abbas being literally caught with his pants down? I never want to read those words in the same sentence again.
Here's the original story: Taliban’s Siraj Haqqani: Rape, Murder & Videotape
We can only hope that if a Predator bomb doesn't find the Haqqanis, that a father of one of the victims will.
"Moral Orel", Cartoon Network's Assault On Mohammed
Got your attention eh?
The evolution of animated features, running parallel with the devolution of traditional, Judeo-Christian values in American society, has sunk to an all-time low as exemplified by the Cartoon Network’s series “Moral Orel,” created by Dino Stamatopoulos, also known for contributions to The Ben Stiller Show and Mr. Show.Will the Cartoon Network do one about Mohammed and Aisha, you know, to be fair?
“Orel,” named for its main character, Orel Puppington, a young boy from a monumentally dysfunctional family, dishes on the claymation “Davey and Goliath” motif, sans the faithful canine companion. But this stop-action cartoon is, mildly putting it, the antithesis of its Lutheran Church produced counterpart.Carolyn Lawrence of Sandy (the squirrel) Cheeks, SpongeBob Squarepants fame, pushes poor taste and religious vitriol to unfathomable depths. For example, included in Orel’s “God fearing” repertoire is a special song he wrote for a school pageant - and which his church’s congregation joyfully sings - called “I hate you Jesus,” with “inspiring” lyrics that go like this:
I hate you Jesus
You rotten little fink
Your sermon never pleases
And your parables all stink
Your eyes are beady
Nose is weird
A goofy basket case
I'd like to take your stupid beard
And rip it off your face
Prancing gaily on the water
A long-haired scrawny clod
You may be someone’s daughter but
You sure ain't the son of God...
I hate you Jesus
With your boring miracles
You smell like a hunk of cheese
That's been shoved right up... my nose
File this under assmaggots
More laser awesomeness: Death Star laser fries mosquitoes in mid flight
Intellectual Ventures Laboratories showcased a laser, built from parts bought off ebay, that is able to kill mosquitoes in mid flight. Click here to watch the video.
Indonesian Islamists Ruin Singular Reason Blogger Makes it to the Gym
The head of the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) in Palembang, South Sumatra, has warned people, especially women, not to wear sexy and tight attire when they undertake aerobic exercise as it might arouse sexual desire...Thanks to ROP.
He warned that aerobics class moves could also spark sexual desire.
“Exercise is recommended to maintain physical fitness and health, but it must be conducted in accordance with our existing social norms and culture,” Sodikun said. “Aerobic exercise must also avoid the use of transparent suits as it does more harm than good.”
Video below of Rusty at his weekly Indonesian aerobics class (probably NSFW)
Tyler, TX: Three Persons Of Interest Sought In Church Fires
Recognize any of these people? (click to enlarge)
TYLER, Texas — Investigators have released sketches of three persons of interest in a string of Texas church fires.
Images of the three men were provided Friday at a Tyler news conference by Special Agent Robert Champion with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
"Coexist" -- Bumper Sticker
UPDATE: Just click the image and it will take you to a site where you can download the full size PDF version. You can then print your own bumper sticker with it.
Yemen's Intelligence Services Subverted by Al Qaeda
Yay, its not just me anymore. Now that the WaPo has an excellent article on the infiltration of al Qaeda to the Yemeni security and intelligence forces, I'm feeling a tad less lonely. Of course, some um, passport offices, financial exchange offices and other sensitive positions are currently held by "recently reformed" convicted al Qaeda operatives, not to mention the older bin Laden loyalists serving as governors and ambassadors, rewarded after the 1994 civil war. Jihaddis in ties, as I say.
There is one section of the Washington Post article seems to be getting a lot of play in Yemen so, just to be nice, I am posting the original entry from History Commons: first theres's 1990- 1998, Zawaheri frequently visits Yemen (Hello?) then as follows (PSO shelters Zawaheri) Spring-Summer 1998: Yemeni Officials Help Al-Qaeda with Knowledgeable Defector
Somewhere down the History Commons page is likely 1999: Yemen releases Khalid bin Attash after deal with bin Laden, but that's also in the 9/11 Commission Report. Attash of course went on to have an instrumental role in the bombing of the USS Cole.
Ahmed Nasrallah, a veteran al-Qaeda operative who has been in Yemen for several years, decides to defect and turn himself in to the Yemeni government. He discloses the location of al-Qaeda strongholds in Yemen and even gives away the location of al-Qaeda’s deputy leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in a southern Yemeni town. He describes al-Qaeda’s weaponry, security, and violent plans for the future. He offers to spy on al-Qaeda in Afghanistan or on a militant Yemeni group led by Zein al-Abidine Almihdhar, a relative of hijacker Khalid Almihdhar. (In 1999 Zein will be caught and executed in Yemen for kidnappings and killings.) However, two officials in the Political Security Organization (Yemen’s equivalent of the FBI) have radical militant ties and hand over Nasrallah to al-Qaeda operatives. These operatives plan to kill him for betraying their group, but he escapes to Egypt before they can do so.
Yemen as a stagnant political system has many, most of the same players playing now as in the 1980's and '90's. For example, Ali Al Ansi, head of the National Security, has been Saleh's office manager since 1982. Head of the PSO, Al Qamish also has been around forever. So the argument that these close ties to bin Laden were a decade ago doesn't reassure me much. The article I wrote early in Feb. 2009 referencing a deal between Zawaheri and Yemeni President Saleh was based on current reporting but fits quite nicely into the overall pattern.
The second terror attack on the South Korean's in March 2009 wasn't a result of a small leak, just one subverted guy passing information, which is why even the Parliament started complaining openly. OK here's a bit from the excellent WaPo:
"Al-Qaeda has a very aggressive effort to get whatever information they can from those individuals (in the Political Security Organization)," said a senior Obama Administration official who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue.Good Move!!!! But, sorry to say, its not just the PSO, its also the National Security. Here's the link to yesterday's excellent WaPo article, Saleh's ties to radical Salafis, well worth a read as well.
In 2006, al-Qaeda militants broke out of a maximum-security prison in 2006. Today, senior Yemeni officials acknowledge that PSO officials with sympathies to al-Qaeda facilitated the jail break.
"It could not have happened without people deeply inside the PSO," said Abdul Karim al-Iriyani, a former prime minister and current political adviser to Yemen's president, Ali Abdullah Saleh...
Senior Yemeni officials said they do not believe that Surmi was an al-Qaeda infiltrator, but said he sought to abuse his position for financial again. Surmi, said Iriyani, was removed from his position partly because he ran a scheme in which, for $20,000 a person, he provided fake Yemeni passports and "shipped" non-Yemeni jihadists returning from Afghanistan to Europe or Latin America.
"He went to the highest bidder," added Iriyani. "He could easily have been hired by al-Qaeda."
Senior Yemeni officials publicly insist the PSO, which is responsible for day-to-day security in Yemen, is not infiltrated by Islamic extremists today.
"It's serving the country, and they are doing their job," said Mohammed al-Anisi, the nation's intelligence chief. (ed- this is another one, and his name is Ali Mohammed al Ansi). "These stories are totally wrong."
U.S. officials, though, remain concerned. And Yemeni counterterrorism officials are not taking chances. On Dec. 17, Yemeni forces, backed by the United States, launched an airstrike on suspected al-Qaeda militants in Abyan province as well as two raids in and around Sana'a. According to two senior Yemeni government officials briefed on the operation, the PSO was not informed of the operation until it was over.
Chilly Weather & U.S. Special Forces Kill 23 Taliban in Afghanistan, but mostly it was ..... the chilly weather?*
Proving once again that if the choice comes down to bringing that super cool high quality samurai sword you bought from late night TV's The Knife Show -- because you never know when you might find an apostate or adulterer who needs beheading, and man, when you behead someone you might as well do it with style -- or that extra heavy parka that 14 year old wife #3 got you last year for Eid and keeps bugging you about because you never wear it; leave the sword, bring the parka.
*with apologies to Ace for ripping off his shtick.
Awesome: 29% of RW Bloggers Think Obama Hates Whites or Something
I was one of those that was polled by John Hawkins. But, people, Obama may use the race card when it suits him to play the victim, and then play the post-racial "above race" angle when it suits him, but a racist? Who hates whites? Are you kidding me?
Racism: I do not think that word means what you think it means.
Good News: Laser Shoots Missile Down
Bad News: Obama already canceled the program.
Apparently he's waiting until they can attach it to a shark before fully funding the program again.
Americans & Europeans Inside al Qaeda in Somalia
The Global Post has an in-depth piece on al Qaeda's Somali affiliate, the al Shabaab. Of special interest:
Hardened foreign fighters have brought with them a radical ideology of global jihad and some — such as a white U.S. citizen known as Al-Amriki — have taken prominent field commander roles.Nothing new in that for long time readers of the Jawa Report. But always good to remind people what is going on in the Horn of Africa.
Foreign fighters and even suicide bombers have joined Al Shabaab from the Somali diaspora in the United States and Europe. More than 20 young men from Minnesota are believed to have joined Al Shabaab. One of them, 26-year-old Shirwa Ahmed, blew himself up in a suicide attack in the northern Somali region of Puntland in 2008.
The man responsible for another deadly suicide bombing in Mogadishu in early December 2009 was a young Somali man from Denmark. A former Al Shabaab fighter told GlobalPost he had met Americans while he was a member of the armed group.
This foreign influence is changing Al Shabaab from a local insurgent group with national ambitions into a growing player in the wider battle between Islam and the West.
In related news, the al Shabaab are again making a play at Mogadishu. As we speak, the al Qaeda linked group is fighting for control of the city. Scores dead in the past few days since the assault began.
Hat tip: Rahm from Terror Free Somalia.
Disgusting: Muslim Woman Beheaded as The Words of Barack Obama Are Played
I'm not sure what her crime was supposed to be. Islamist videos of women being murdered are a rare. I remember one during the Iraq war, but that's it.
Remember our peaceful bros on the Islamist forums who enjoy watching these. Peaceful.
NSFW and extremely graphic. Please think before you watch, but if you want to see the utter brutality of our enemy then click this link.
UPDATE by Rusty: On checking this out it appears that the words of Barrack Obama were mixed in by those trying to point out the inconsistency of supporting women's rights but also turning a blind eye to the way Muslim women are treated. So, it's a little misleading to suggest that it was the Islamist forums that juxtoposed the beheading video with Obama.
I'll go ahead and leave the link in there because I noticed that at our forum the akhi (that means brothers) just updated the beheading video thread. Yes, they actually get off to this kind of thing. Disgusting animals.
The Left and Islamists Make War on Valentines Day
Imams around the world thunder against Valentine’s every year — and the celebration of the day itself is literally outlawed in Islamist states. The Saudis, for instance, ruthlessly punish the slightest hint of celebrating Valentine’s Day. Just a few days ago, the Kingdom and its religious “morality” police officially issued a stern warning that anyone caught even thinking about Valentine’s Day will suffer some of the most painful penalties of Sharia Law.
...n the West, meanwhile leftist feminists are not to be outdone by their jihadi allies in reviling — and trying to kill — Valentine’s Day. Throughout all Women’s Studies Programs on American campuses, for instance, you will find the demonization of Valentine’s Day, since, as the disciples of Andrea Dworkin angrily explain, the day is a manifestation of how capitalist and homophobic patriarchs brainwash and oppress women and push them into spheres of powerlessness. As a person who spent more than a decade in academia, I was privileged to witness this grotesque attack and “deconstruction” of Valentine’s Day at close range. Feminist icons like Jane Fonda, meanwhile, help lead the attack on Valentine’s Day in society at large. As David Horowitz has documented, Fonda has led the campaign to transform this special day into “V-Day” (“Violence against Women Day”) — which is, when it all comes down to it, a day of hate, featuring a mass indictment of men.
Yes, al-Qaeda is Broke
....The Pentagon has taken a keen interest in the financial front on terror and is forming a new threat-finance strategy. The repeated pleas for money from al Qaeda leaders over the last year are seen as evidence the group is desperate for funding and that it has gotten more difficult for operatives to grease the right palms along the way. "It is not just about funding the attacks, they must pay the operatives and families of suicide bombers, bribe public officials, travel, purchase travel documents and provide training," says Stuart A. Levey, under secretary for terrorism and financial intelligence at Treasury. "They need money, and they are now under financial stress."Hat Tip: Instapundit.
Why It Is Cool To Murder Muslims - From The Brave Mujahideen
This Jawa Report exclusive was provided by the brave online Jihadis at the forums. And remember, all your forums are belong to us. You have no chance to survive make your time. Ha Ha Ha.
So here is the slow-down. In a long diatribe (full drivel below the fold, read at your own risk of mental collapse) about Muslims not spying for the Kuffar on other Muslims, we can glean a little of the extremist mentality.
"One of the favourite ploys of the kuffar is to say that "moderate Muslims must tackle and confront extremism and extremists within their community..." - by which the kuffar mean that they want Muslims to place the aims, ways, agenda and values of the kuffar before their Muslim duty to aid, assist, defend and act honourably toward their brothers and sisters."
"...Muslims are aware that the kuffar are striving to manufacture what they call "moderate Muslims" who adhere to an "Islam" which the kuffar find acceptable."
It’s the Muslim duty to protect Jihadis following extremist Islam. Nice.
Then we get this gem.
There is thus a very easy way to detect these imitators of the kuffar, these allies of the kuffar, these "moderate Muslims" who condone and encourage spying on their brothers and sisters, in defiance of Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala. This easy way to detect them is to consider the kaffir words and terms that they use. Thus, such imitators of the kuffar will use words and terms like "innocent", "civilian", "extremist", "terrorism", and "human rights" and apply them to Deen Al-Islam and to Muslims, writing and saying such things as "Islam condemns the killing of innocent civilians", and "Islam does not condone terrorism", and "we must root out the extremists".
That is, these imitators of the kuffar think like the kuffar and speak and write like the kuffar, using kaffir terminology. In this, they are in error because they have abandoned the perspective of Deen Al-Islam - the values of Deen Al-Islam - for the perspective, the values, of the kuffar."
So its easy to understand, by that logic, that it is OK to kill other Muslims or non-Muslims just minding there own business because there is no such word or thing as an innocent person. That is some sick ass logic akhis. I am thankful that not all Muslims condone this line of thinking.
Thanks to Bint Abu "The Goat Masta" Mustafa for dropping me a line on this one. Keep 'em coming akhi.
Bismillah Ar-Rahman Ar-Raheem
"Those who seek dignity and honour should know that they derive from Allah (alone)." 35:10 Interpretation of Meaning
All Praise and All Thanks are for Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta'ala) to whom we shall all return to be judged on The Last Day.
In the past year, we have witnessed yet again the arrogance of the kuffar, and yet again seen their aim of dividing us in order to make it easier for them to achieve their stated goal of changing Deen Al-Islam. For, not long ago, certain “scholars for dollars” asked Muslims to spy on their brothers and sisters on behalf of the kuffar.
Since the Jumaadi Al-Thaani attacks, the kuffar have made repeated attempts to recruit Muslims to spy on their brothers and sisters, as they often repeat their kaffir mantra that what the kuffar call "moderate Muslims" have a duty to report to the kaffir authorities any Muslim engaging in what the kuffar call "extremist activities", or expressing "extremist views".
Considering these on-going attempts, by the kuffar, to divide Muslim against Muslim and to get Muslims to aid the kuffar, it is important that we not only understand what the ruling is on spying for the kuffar, but also understand the Ploys used by the kuffar to try and persuade Muslims to work for them and aid them.
The Ruling on Spying:
It is haram for a Muslim to aid the kuffar against the Muslims.
Sheikh Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahab - Rahimahullah - gathered ten actions that negate one's Islam (Nawaqid ul-'Ashr), the eighth one of which states: "Assisting the disbelievers (against the believers) (Mudhaharatul Mushrikeen) and supporting them against the believers is one of the actions that negates of one's Islam...
"Whoever expresses Tawalli towards the disbelievers (Tawalli Kuffar) and supports and helps them against the believers, then such constitutes apostasy by one's (proceeding) actions. It is obligatory to apply the rules of apostasy upon such a person as is proved by The Book, the Sunnah and the consensus of the scholars." Sheikh Abdullah ibn Humaid: Ad-Durrar 15/479
Spying for the kuffar is aiding the kuffar, and is haram and any Muslim who does such a thing has negated their Islam. Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala says:
"Do not spy on each other, and do not complain about each other." 49:12 Interpretation of Meaning
It was narrated by Abu Huraira that the Prophet, Muhammad (salla Allahu 'alayhi wa sallam) said: "Do not give in to suspicion, for suspicion is a dishonourable kind of speech, and do not seek to find faults in others. Do not spy on one another..." Bukhari, Vol 8, Book 73, 92 (See also Bukhari, Vol 7, Book 62, 74)
It was narrated from Yahya from Malik from Abu'z-Zinad from al-Araj from Abu Hurayra that the Prophet, Muhammad (salla Allahu 'alayhi wa sallam) said, "Beware of suspicion. Suspicion is a most dishonourable kind of speech. Do not spy on each other... Do not turn away from each other - rather, as slaves of Allah, be brothers." Malik, Muwatta: Book 47, Number 47, 4.15
It was narrated by Abdullah Ibn Umar that the Prophet, Muhammad (salla Allahu 'alayhi wa sallam) said, "Because a Muslim is a brother to other Muslims, he should neither oppress them, nor hand them over to the enemies of the Muslims. Whoever helps his brother, then Allah will help him; whoever saves his brother from distress, Allah will save from distress, and whoever shields his brother, Allah will shield him." Bukhari: Vol 3, Book 43, 622
It should be understand that passing any information about a Muslim to the kuffar authorities, which may help the kuffar in any way, is haram. There are no exceptions whatsoever. Thus, even if a Muslim residing in Dar al-Harb knows some information about a brother or a sister, or has some suspicions about them, and disagrees with what that brother or sister is doing, or saying or planning, or is alleged to be saying, or doing or planning, then their duty, as a Muslim - their duty to Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala - is quite clear: it is to speak honourably about that brother or sister, or to remain silent. For it was narrated on the authority of Abu Hariara that the Prophet (salla Allahu 'alayhi wa sallam) said:
"He who believes in Allah and the Last Day should either speak honourably or be silent." Muslim, Book 1, 75
Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala says:
"It did not concern you when you repeated that about which you had no [personal] knowledge, even though Allah regards this as a dishonourable thing." 24:15 Interpretation of Meaning
Being Muslim means being loyal to our brothers and sisters; it means saving them from distress; it means defending and shielding them, even if this gets us into trouble with the kaffir authorities, and even if we do not ourselves agree, for whatever reason, with what a particular brother or sister has done or is alleged to have done. A Muslim is more treasured to us than any kaffir.
"You are the best of people among all peoples, for you command Al-Maruf and forbid Al-Munkar, and you submit [in belief] to Allah." 3: 110 Interpretation of Meaning
Being Muslim means being honourable, and doing our duty to Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala and His Messenger (salla Allahu 'alayhi wa sallam). Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala says:
"The believers are as one family." 49:10 Interpretation of Meaning
"Be loyal and do your duty to Allah; fear Him and always speak with honour. He will direct you to do honourable deeds and will forgive your mis-deeds. And whosoever obeys Allah and His Messenger will achieve the greatest achievement of all." 33:70-71 Interpretation of Meaning
What some Muslims seem to have forgotten is that our first duty is to obey Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala. Our duty is not to obey the kuffar if the doing of such a duty harms in any way any Muslim. [See Note 1] Furthermore, it must be remembered that Justice - like honour - resides with and derives from Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala. Justice does not reside in some kaffir law, or in some kaffir Court, and it cannot be obtained through some kaffir trial in such a kaffir Court of Law. On The Last Day we will all be judged by Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala - we cannot escape this Day, this judgement, and the final verdict of Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala. Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala knows all that we say and do.
It is this judgement, by Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala, which matters, not the so-called "justice" of the kuffar. When the kuffar talk about "justice", they mean their manufactured, fallible, justice. When we speak about justice we mean the perfect, infallible, inescapable justice of Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala. We do not look toward the rewards of this life - and certainly not to the reward or rewards which they kuffar may offer us to betray our brothers and sisters. Instead, as Muslims we look toward the reward of Jannah which Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala can bestow on us - for it is Jannah, and not the rewards and temptations of this world, which motivate us, or which should motivate us if we strive to obey only Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala.
"Allah is the Wali of those who believe: from darkness, He leads them into the light, while those do not believe have, as their Wali, their Taghut so that they are led from light into darkness. For them, there is the Fire, where they shall dwell forever." 2: 257 Interpretation of Meaning
Ploys used by the kuffar to try and persuade Muslims to work for them and aid them.
The Kaffir Appeal to "Moderate Muslims":
One of the favourite ploys of the kuffar is to say that "moderate Muslims must tackle and confront extremism and extremists within their community..." - by which the kuffar mean that they want Muslims to place the aims, ways, agenda and values of the kuffar before their Muslim duty to aid, assist, defend and act honourably toward their brothers and sisters.
"When they [the deniers] seek compromise, they only desire you to compromise." 68: 9 Interpretation of Meaning
This ploy, this trick, of the kuffar - this plan to divide Muslims - is that of appealing to so-called "moderate Muslims". However, more and more Muslims - Alhamdulillah - are becoming aware of the kaffir plot to divide us by saying that they - the kuffar - are fighting, are at war with, "extremism" and not with Islam and the Muslims. That is, many Muslims are aware that the kuffar are striving to manufacture what they call "moderate Muslims" who adhere to an "Islam" which the kuffar find acceptable.
This "moderate Islam" - which the kuffar find acceptable and which they have the arrogance to tell us represents "true Islam" - is the so-called "Islam" which accepts and condones the kaffir invasion and occupation of Muslim lands, and which finds it acceptable to have a kaffir puppet government in such lands. This so-called "Islam" is the Islam which denies the duty of practical Jihad against invaders and aggressors, and which tolerates and even allows Muslims to hand over their brothers and sisters to the kuffar to be imprisoned, tortured or killed. This "moderate Islam" is the so-called Islam of the moderate Muslims who find it acceptable to spy on their brothers and sisters and who give information to the kuffar about their brothers and sisters so that those brothers and sisters can suffer distress, humiliation and dishonour at the hands of the kuffar. This "moderate Islam" is the so-called Islam of the moderate Muslims who find the manufactured kaffir concepts of the nation-State, and democracy acceptable, and who see no harm in accepting the overlordship of the kaffir manufactured organization the United Nations, and who think that the laws and treaties and conventions of that kaffir manufactured organization represent "truth" and "justice" and can and should apply to Muslims. This "moderate Islam" is the so-called Islam of those who imitate the kuffar.
There is thus a very easy way to detect these imitators of the kuffar, these allies of the kuffar, these "moderate Muslims" who condone and encourage spying on their brothers and sisters, in defiance of Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala. This easy way to detect them is to consider the kaffir words and terms that they use. Thus, such imitators of the kuffar will use words and terms like "innocent", "civilian", "extremist", "terrorism", and "human rights" and apply them to Deen Al-Islam and to Muslims, writing and saying such things as "Islam condemns the killing of innocent civilians", and "Islam does not condone terrorism", and "we must root out the extremists".
That is, these imitators of the kuffar think like the kuffar and speak and write like the kuffar, using kaffir terminology. In this, they are in error because they have abandoned the perspective of Deen Al-Islam - the values of Deen Al-Islam - for the perspective, the values, of the kuffar [See Note 2]. Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala says:
"Whomsoever seeks a Way of Life other than Islam, it shall not be accepted, for in the life to come they shall be the ones who have lost." 3:85 Interpretation of Meaning
The Kaffir Ploy of Renouncing Hatred and Violence:
Another ploy used by the kuffar in their plan to divide Muslims and so make it easier for the kuffar to implement their Zionist-Crusader so-called New World Order in the lands of the Muslims, is the appeal for us to "renounce hatred and violence".
As usual, the kuffar are being utterly hypocritical - for they are the ones using extreme violence against Muslims, as evident in the invasion and occupation of our lands; in their killing of Muslims. They are the ones who have a hatred, a contempt, of those Muslims who refuse to imitate the kuffar and who thus refuse to abandon their duty of Jihad, who refuse to bow down to the kuffar and the idols of the kuffar, such as "democracy", and who refuse to accept that the manufactured, fallible, values and laws of the kuffar are "universal" and must be accepted by Muslims. This hatred, this contempt, of the kuffar for us is so evident in the treatment of Muslims by the kuffar in the Land of the Two Rivers, in Sheeshan, in Afghanistan and elsewhere - in the torture of Muslims; in the humiliation of Muslims; in the imprisonment of tens of thousands of Muslims, world-wide.
Therefore, before they talk to us about "peace", about tolerance, about renouncing violence and hatred, let the kuffar themselves renounce violence and hatred - let them totally cease to interfere in our affairs; let their invading and occupying armies leave our lands; let them cease to install puppet governments in our lands; let them cease to keep the corrupt rulers of our land in power; let them cease to tell us how to behave; let them cease to dictate to us as to what Islam is; let them cease to imprison us, torture us. Let them cease trying to divide us by using their ploy of "extremism".
Furthermore, it was narrated by Abu Da'ud that the Prophet (salla Allahu 'alayhi wa sallam) said: "Whoever loves for Allah, hates for Allah, gives for Allah, and withholds for Allah, is correctly striving for the Deen." [Refer to Sheikh ul-Islam ibn Tamayyah (Rahimahullah): Al Furqan bayana Awliya ar Rahman wa awliya ash-Shaitan, ch. 2]
As Sheikh ul-Islam ibn Tamayyah (Rahimahullah) said:
"Shahadah - to declare there is no god but Allah - requires you to love only for the sake of Allah, to hate only for the sake of Allah, to ally yourself only for the sake of Allah, to declare hatred only for the sake of Allah; it requires you to love what Allah has said should be loved and to hate what Allah has said must be hated." (al-Ihtijaj bil-Qadar, 62)
That is, hating our enemies is part of our Islam, just as fighting our enemies - using force to remove them from our lands - is part of our Islam. The tame, kaffir-imitating so-called "moderate Muslims" may not like this - it might not fit in with their kaffir-derived vision of life - but that is how it is, for those who refuse to imitate the kuffar and for those who submit only to Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala.
"Fighting is prescribed for you, even though you may dislike it. But it is possible that you dislike that which is good for you, and that you love that which is bad for you. Yet although you may not know, Allah knows." 2:216 Interpretation of Meaning
"And there shall be no blame for those who take revenge after they have suffered injustice. The way (of blame) is only for those rebellious ones who oppress others and who insolently walk on the earth: for these there will be a painful torment indeed." 42: 41-42 Interpretation of Meaning
"Let there rise among you a group Calling others to Islam, enjoining others to Al-Maruf and forbidding Al-Munkar: for these are the ones who will achieve success (Jannah)." 3:104 Interpretation of Meaning
May Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta'ala) protect us from all forms of Al-asabiyyah Al-Jahiliyyah, forgive us for our mistakes, and guide us to and keep us on the Right Path.
Latma News -A Concise History of the Youth
The "History of Youth" part starts at around 4:00.
Bodies of Men and Women Found in Afghanistan
No doubt these people were murdered by the Taliban.
CNN: Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- Four bodies, including two bound and gagged women, were found in a compound in southeast Afghanistan, officials said Friday.
The bodies of the two women and two men -- who were not bound and gagged --were found during a joint operation between Afghan and NATO forces in Paktia province Thursday.
Eight men were detained for questioning and ISAF and Afghan forces were investigating.
ISAF originally said that the bodies of three women had been found.
"ISAF continually works with our Afghan partners to fight criminals and terrorists who do not care about the life of civilians.
February 11, 2010
Miss England (aka Combat Barbie)
Katrina Hodge -- Combat Barbie
Miss England Katrina Hodge was crowned because the previous Miss England got arrested after a bar fight.
Hodge, also known as Combat Barbie, is a decorated Corporal in the British Army who uses her high-profile image to support the military.
For Valentine's Day, Combat Barbie is promoting a sexy underwear deal.
Obama Power! EU No Longer Cooperating in Terror Finance Tracking
Remember how Obama's sheer awesomeness was going to woo the world into a new age of cooperation in fighting terror once that cowboy Bush was sent packing? The EU Parliament just voted to stop helping us with the Terrorist Financing Tracking Program.
Personally, I blame Bush.
Tragedy: Anne Hathaway's Boobs No Longer Catholic
Presumably, the rest of her body too.
Oh, she's also no longer Episcopal. Apparently Jesus loves the sinner so much, that he no longer condemns sin or something. Especially gay guys.
Like that time when Jesus was all like, "whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. But a dude? Yeah, that's totally cool."
We Wins One: "All Jewish Must Die" Facebook Group Gone
Remember the Facebook group dedicated to finishing off what Hitler started? The one which featured these two photos (among others)?
It's gone. Buh-bye.
But it's founder, 14 year old Ryan Fernando from Indonesia has been a naughty naughty boy. He thinks he's funny. His emails are email@example.com
He also has a website here promoting hacking.
Someone needs to teach Ryan a lesson.
Thanks to Stuart and Uptight.
Fighting Terror Online for Fun and Profit -- No, really
Someday I'll graduate from this blogging gig and go to work for these guys.
Thanks to Herr Oyal.
Taliban Prepare to Meet "Joker" and "Iceman"
Hey Taliban: Say hello to my little friends:
The Breachers, metal monsters that look like a tank with a cannon, carry a 15-foot (4.5-meter) -wide plow supported by metallic skis that glide on the dirt, digging a safety lane through the numerous minefields laid by the Taliban....But it's better than the description above. They don't just plough the ground for IEDs --- they can blow those little SOBs up, too!
Reporters watched the "Breacher" in action Wednesday as Marines edged closer to Marjah, a southern Taliban stronghold that NATO commanders plan to attack in the coming days in the largest joint NATO-Afghan operation of the Afghan war. Troops are expected to face a massive threat from mines and roadside bombs as they push into Marjah, 380 miles (610 kilometers) southwest of Kabul....
Several Breachers — including "The Joker" and its twin "Iceman" — will be used in the Marjah assault. Commanders hope they will make a huge difference as troops pierce through layer after layer of minefields circling the town.
Breacher porn below. Warning: expect tingly feelings in your pants.
Thanks to Blog, Antisemetic Douchebag Gets Arrested
An arrest has been made after freelance Jewish Tribune reporter Joanne Hill claimed that she had been accosted and spat upon while on assignment at the Gaza Freedom March in Toronto on Dec. 27.Good work to Cathy and all her readers.
“I videotaped the speeches that were given at the corner of Bloor Street and Avenue Road without any trouble,” Hill told the Jewish Tribune. “I then followed the marchers on their route to Dundas Square. According to Hill, “On Yonge Street, a stranger approached me from out of nowhere, behaved in an aggressive manner and spat in my face.”
Later at home, Hill discovered that she had captured most of the incident on videotape and it was then that she discovered the power of internet blogs. She uploaded her video to the internet and asked for help in identifying the man shown in the tape.
Mumbai Terror Lawyer Murdered
Vigilantism in India? Remember, he's defending one of the suspects:
The lawyer for one of the suspects in the 2008 Mumbai terror attack was shot dead Thursday, police and a colleague said.Tragic. Even terrorists need lawyers. In an ideal world they'd be given a swift, fair trial. And then shot.
Shahid Azmi was representing Fahim Ansari, an Indian national accused of helping facilitate the attack on India's financial capital in November 2008.
A lawyer colleague of Azmi, Rashid Mirza, said unidentified men opened fire on Azmi near his home in suburban Mumbai.
Git On Down, Or Up, As The Case May Be
Via Mark Steyn
American 'scholar on islam' detained at New Delhi airport with concealed knife
An American citizen, Winston Marshall a self proclaimed scholar on islam, was detained at New Delhi's international airport after security found a concealed knife on Marshall. According to Marshall's passport, he recently traveled to Pakistan and Bangladesh...two countries known for incubating terrorism. More at RoA
Iran: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words
Anyone seen waving green flags are arrested or worse yet, brutally beaten. It has been reported opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi's wife was savagely beaten, luckily anti-Mullah Iranians formed a circle around her and managed to take her to safety.
Image h/t Big Journalism
Obi One Needs Halp!!
Airport Body Scanners Violate the Teachings of Islam, Says Muslim Group
No peeky my peepee.
Via CNS News
A group of Muslim scholars says it supports airline safety, but it is "deeply concerned" about the use of airport scanners that show nude images of the human body.h/t No Sharia
“The Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) emphasizes that a general and public use of such scanners is against the teachings of Islam, natural law and all religions and cultures that stand for decency and modesty,” the group said in a Feb. 10 statement posted at Islam Online.
"It is a violation of clear Islamic teachings that men or women be seen naked by other men and women," FCNA explained. The group noted that Islam emphasizes modesty, considering it part of the faith. "The Qur'an has commanded the believers, both men and women, to cover their private parts" and to be modest in their dress.
While exceptions can be made in cases of "extreme necessity," FCNA indicated that passenger body scans do not rise to that level.
Glenn Beck Radio: Debra Medina is a 9/11 truther?
Always a good idea to check out candidates before voting
Cartoon of Mohammad as a Pig Writing the Koran Causes Fear of Violence
Earlier we noted that the Islamist forums were seething at a purported "fake image of Muhammad" which was reprinted in a Norwegian newspaper. Perplexing, since all drawings and cartoons are by definition "fakes".
Do I really need to elaborate on the death threats that accompanied the news? Which are only slightly more disconcerting than usual given that the person noting said alleged blasphemy about He-who-must-not-be-drawn calls himself "Pagan Slayer".
But it turns out by "fake" they meant, well, check it out for yourself:
Apologies about the resolution of the image, but what the newspaper printed was a screenshot of a facebook page.
Esther at Islam in Europe sends along this succinct summary of events up to now:
Last week Dagbladet published a story about a link from the PST (Norwegian Security Service) Facebook page to a cartoon of Mohammed, which portrayed Mohammed as a pig writing in the Koran. There were concerns that this link could cause riots in both Norway and Pakistan. The story was illustrated with a screenshot. While the PST story was ignored, and various people are now claiming it was a non-issue all along, Muslim taxi drivers in Oslo went on strike twice to protest the Dagbladet story. Several protests are planned for tomorrow.Islam in Europe also notes that there are pleas for calm in the streets and for Muslims not to become violent.
They had to ask Muslims not to be violent ..... over a cartoon .... on Facebook!
Much much more here from the Norwegian press at Islam in Europe.
UPDATE: Thanks to Michelle for the link. Also, Zombie sends along the original pic from his Mo pic archive. Apparently the Israeli girl who drew the image was prosecuted and went to jail. Sad that Israel isn't free, either. It's a reminder of just how rare and precious freedom is.
www.State.Gov Plays "Hide & Seek"
Ghost, in comments, on this post - Free Speech Threatened At UC Irvine
go to www.state.gov right now and search countries....."Israel"So I tried:
You will get nothing......followed by a 'page does not exist'..hmm
Palestinian Territories is there however
Clicked on above lnk:
So I entered Israel in the search box and came up with the same message. WTF?
I finally found it by "search country profiles":
Day Care Providers: Forced Unionization
Michelle Berry runs a day-care business out of her home in Flint, MI. She thought that she owned her own business, but Berry's been told she is now a government employee and union member. It's not voluntary. Suddenly, Berry and 40,000 other Michigan private day-care providers have learned that union dues are being taken out of the child-care subsidies the state sends them. The "union" is a creation of AFSCME, the government workers union, and the United Auto Workers.Sadly, fourteen states have now enabled home-based day-care providers to be organized into public-employee unions, affecting about 233,000 people.
This racket means big money to AFSCME, which runs the union, writes the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, a free-market think tank.
Iran: "Torture And Barbarism, Death To This Regime"
The mad mullahs apparently set up a PA system to drown out protesters. They tested the system by broadcasting the national anthem. Except it was the Shah’s anthem, not the Islamic Republic’s. Ha!
50 Taliban Commanders Killed (F*ck Yeah!)
We're softening them up before the big assault. Folks, this is the biggest planned and coordinated assault in years. Operation Moshtarak involves tens of thousands of troops moving in to the last Taliban stronghold in Helmand Province:
SAS men and US Navy SEAL teams killed the 50 insurgent leaders in a series of dramatic covert operations deep inside southern Afghanistan's Helmand badlands.God Bless our troops and those of our allies!
Their objective was to destroy the Taliban command structure - and military sources labelled the daring raids "a great success"....
Patrols of around four men would have used the tried and tested "find, fix, strike" method to locate and destroy their prey.
Their tactics are veiled in secrecy. But they would have moved by night, covering their tracks as they went. Then they would strike with lethal force before vanishing to seek new targets.
German Government Protecting al Qaeda Financier From Prosecution Abroad
Well, what do you expect from a culture that thinks Hasselhoff is a great musician?
Biden says Iraq one of Obama's 'great achievements'
What? I thought Iraq was Bush's fault? Didn't Barack Obama vote against Bush's troop surge which helped bring victory in Iraq? In fact, Obama said the troop surge would only make the situation worse in Iraq. LA Times
I am very optimistic about -- about Iraq. I mean, this could be one of the great achievements of this administration. You're going to see 90,000 American troops come marching home by the end of the summer. You're going to see a stable government in Iraq that is actually moving toward a representative government.
I spent -- I've been there 17 times now. I go about every two months -- three months. I know every one of the major players in all the segments of that society. It's impressed me. I've been impressed how they have been deciding to use the political process rather than guns to settle their differences.
Lancaster CA - Hate Crimes Harbinger?
Mayor R. Rex Parris said in his address that Lancaster was "growing a Christian community," and after controversy developed he issued an apology. City Councilwoman Sherry Marquez posted on Facebook comments about a Muslim honor killing on the East Coast, thought better about it, and pulled the comments an hour and a half later. She has also apologized[WTF?][...]Indeed!
Parker (Antelope Valley Human Relations Task Force chairman) said the apologies were helpful. But the Council on American-Islamic Relations has filed a federal complaint against both parties. Brad Dacus of the Pacific Justice Institute complains that the case demonstrates that hate-crimes laws chill free speech.
The Failed History of Negotiating with the Taliban
In his State of the Union address, President Obama claimed that the U.S. had basically ignored the situation in Afghanistan during the 1990s. But as Michael Rubin shows in a disturbing article in Commentary, Obama's account, as is so often the case when the president dabbles in history, is not correct. Rather, beginning in 1995, before the Taliban had even taken control of Kabul, the Clinton administration began a policy of engagement, a policy that persisted throughout the remainder of Clinton's presidency.
The history of that policy provides an object lesson in the folly of that staple of modern left-liberal foreign policy, and especially the foreign policy of President Obama -- diplomacy as a substitute for meaningful action against our sworn enemies.
...And this is what happened via a bizarre dance that lasted for years.
"Pagan Slayer": Norway has published FAKE DRAWINGS OF THE PROPHET
Don't quite understand why brother "Pagan Slayer" is upset about what he calls "fake drawings of the prophet" -- real pictures of Mohamed not allowed either.
Apparently the brothers on a forum want to punish this newspaper for republishing pictures of Mohammed uncut
Oh, and did I mention his name was "Pagan Slayer"?
Ooops, forgot.....all your forums are belong to us!
PS: United Islamic Jihad chimes in:
Insha'Allah Mujahid will target all of the Norwagian interests
Iran: High Grade Uranium Enrichment Claimed
Apparently this is the big announcement short guy promised
Iran Tries to Suppress Protests on the 31'st Anniversary of the Islamic Republic
The Iranian opposition movement is planning to hijack official celebrations to mark the 31st anniversary of the revolution, despite threats of a widespread crackdown and restrictions on phone and internet networks. Follow live updates
Also here on Facebook.
A look back to Feb. 11, 1979 is here at Long War Journal. Why by golly that Buzz thingy is useful after all.
Valentines Day: "Celebration Of Shaytans"
So sez these dudes
For the ladies:
Put it below fold because the boss would anyway....sigh...
Yemen: Kidnapped, Tortured Editor Gets Bogus Trial
Four months of uncertainty surrounding the fate of kidnapped editor, Mohammed al Maqaleh, came to an end this week when he was brought to trial. The journalist’s court date was marred by numerous irregularities including the exclusion of his court appointed lawyer. Mr. al Maqaleh disclosed details of his torture by Yemeni security forces in an interview with a union representative. Yemen is one of the world’s worst violators of press freedom and notorious for prisoner torture.
Kidnapped in Broad Daylight
Mr. Al Maqaleh was kidnapped from a Sana’a street September 17, 2009 by plain clothes police. Yemeni authorities repeatedly denied he was in custody as his family and activists held weekly demonstrations.
A member of the Yemeni Socialist Party’s Central Committee, al Maqaleh also edits the party’s website, Al Eshteraki. On September 16, al Maqaleh reported on a military air strike that killed 87 internally displaced war refugees in Sa’ada province. Graphic photos accompanied the article. The UN urged an inquiry into the civilian deaths, an all too regular occurrence in the Sa’ada War.
Torture and Mock Executions
Marwan Damaj, Secretary General of the Yemeni Journalists Union, saw Mr. al Maqaleh last week, his only visitor to date.
“He was very thin and looked very ill. He told me that he had been tortured and went on a food strike for 16 days during his detention. He said that he had been beaten, starved as they gave him one terrible meal every three days, and did not allow him a change of clothes. He had been wearing the same blood stained clothes since his abduction,” Dammaj told the Yemen Times. “He said that they threatened twice to execute him and had been living under the gun point for 20 days consecutively during his four months detention.”
Damaj, speaking on behalf of the union and al Maqaleh’s family, urged Yemeni authorities to allow al Maqaleh to be hospitalized. Such requests are normally denied to political prisoners.
The UN found that torture in Yemeni jails is widespread. Another political prisoner was killed following three days of torture an Aden jail, activists allege. Eyewitnesses in adjacent cells said Zaid Abdulkareem Tamah was hung from the ceiling upside down for 12 hours, burnt with cigar butts and shocked with electricity. On January 30, he was found dead on the floor in a pool of blood by visitors.
Trial Session Sabotaged
Mr. Al Maqaleh was charged Sunday with sympathizing with the northern Houthi rebels and instigating discord. Yemen frequently targets activists, political opponents and journalists through the politicized courts.
In this case, the judge may also be personally prejudiced. A year earlier, he found al Maqaleh in contempt of court for laughing in court during the trial of another journalist. The judge refused to authorize al Maqaleh’s release when the 20 day term was completed and he was held for months.
The court proceeding was rife with violations of judicial principles. Hael Sallam, al Maqaleh’s lawyer, wasn’t informed of the charges or given a copy of his file. Al Maqalih’s February 7th court session, scheduled for 10 am, was held two hours early. His family, lawyer and the journalists union weren’t notified of the change and didn’t attend.
Pattern of escalating attacks
Other imprisoned journalists at high risk of torture include Salah Alsagalde, Fuad Rashid, and Ahmed Alzubairi.
In other recent violations, News Yemen website was hacked by an IP tracing back to the Ministry of Information. Female journalist Anisa Mohammed Ali Osman was sentenced to three months and banned from writing for year. The editor of al Sahwa net, Mohammed Alwani, received death threats. Political Security authorities raided the house of Dhaif Alsoolani, the editor of the Adengulf.net and arrested his younger brother and two of his relatives.
The 68 year oid owner and editor of the long established al Ayyam, Hisham Bashraheel, was taken in early January along with his two sons, Mohammed and Hani. Amnesty International warned of their possible torture or ill-treatment several times since. Rights groups have ralso aised concerns about myopic pursuit of western counter-terror objectives.
"The fear is that international demands for a crackdown on suspected supporters of al-Qa’ida will be interpreted by the government as a green light to crush all opposition with no consideration for human rights," said Malcolm Smart, Director of Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa program.
February 10, 2010
We Anti-al Qaeda Types Who Don't Like Obama's Anti-Terrorism Policies Are Pro-al Qaeda Or Something
Mmmkay. Whatever dudes.
In an oped in USA Today, John Brennan -- Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism -- responds to critics of the Obama administration's counterterrorism policies by saying "Politically motivated criticism and unfounded fear-mongering only serve the goals of al-Qaeda."
I'm so confused.
Hat tip: CLK
Awesome: Google Speeds up Porn & al Qaeda Propaganda Videos 100x
The internet is good for precisely 3 things.
Now Google plans to give it to you 100x faster. Imagine the possibilities my friends. Imagine the possibilities.
What could possibly go wrong?
Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue (The Angry American)
Media Matters Suggests Rusty is a Violent Anti-Obama Extremist or Something
And you guys claim to be a media watch dog group? And this is all you can come up with?
Images: al Qaeda in China Have Guns & Flags & Stuff
Interesting video of al Qaeda linked fighters in China's Xinxiang province. These are not ethnic Turks out for an independent Turkestan.
Thanks to Abu-Ahmad for the screenshots.
Noble Palestinian Murders Arab IDF Soldier
Sick. Just sick.
Sergeant-Major Ihab Khatib, 28, from the Kfir Brigade, was knifed to death at the Tapuach junction in the West Bank earlier Wednesday.
The killer, who was nabbed at the scene, served as a senior Palestinian security officer.
The tragedy that befell the Khatib family was the third of its kind within the past few years. Ten years ago Ihab's uncle, an IDF officer, was killed during an operation in the Jordan Valley.
Four years ago, during the Second Lebanon War, his aunt died when a Katyusha rocket hit her home in Maghar, located in the eastern Galilee region.
Circle of violence? What circle do you speak of?
On a happy side note: "The PA officer, identified as Mahmoud Hattib, was then run over and lightly hurt by a local security officer". Heh.
Hamas To AlQaeda: You Gotta Join Our Martyr Union First!
Al Qaeda sympathizers detained in West Bank, Gaza
RAMALLAH/GAZA, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinian security forces detained six radical Islamists with explosives in the West Bank in the first known arrests of al Qaeda-inspired militants in the territory, a senior Palestinian officer said.
In the Gaza Strip, controlled by a separate, Hamas-run administration, the authorities announced the arrest of a leader of a pro-al Qaeda group, the latest sign of a crackdown on radicals accused of bombing security offices and Internet cafes.
The six men arrested in the West Bank, occupied by Israel since 1967, had been found in possession of explosives, Brigadier General Ibrahim Ramadan of the Western-backed Palestinian Authority said on Wednesday. "The group is under investigation. They carry the ideology of al Qaeda but they do not have a link to al Qaeda," he said.[new union members for us...hurrah's]
Anti-Social Networking Tool
Google just introduced it's new social networking tool "Buzz". It blows.
Personally I'm not all that social. What I really could use is an anti-social networking tool.
Will Michelle Obama Receive CD's Of Obama's Speeches For Valentines Day?
Iran Mobilizes to Stifle Opposition Protests(will shut down internet and gmail)
BEIRUT—Iranian authorities deployed in force across Tehran Wednesday to conduct last-minute security sweeps and warn residents to refrain from joining antigovernment protests planned for Thursday.Now what are they planning to hide..
The government typically orchestrates large, carnival-like rallies and demonstrations to mark the anniversary of the Islamic Republic. For this year's events on Feb. 11, the day marking the culmination of the annual celebrations, opposition leaders have called for protesters to demonstrate against the regime. That has set the stage for clashes between authorities and demonstrators, who have taken to the streets repeatedly to protest the outcome of presidential elections in June.
Iranians have reported widespread service disruptions to Internet and text messaging services, though mobile phones appeared to be operating normally Wednesday.We shall see...
Iran's telecommunications agency announced what it described as a permanent suspension of Google Inc.'s email services, saying instead that a national email service for Iranian citizens would soon be rolled out. It wasn't clear late Wednesday what effect the order had on Google's email services in Iran.
Google didn't have an immediate comment about the announcement.
Report: "Torture" Memos Prove Detainee was "Tortured" but not, you-know, Torture-Tortured
The "torture"? Sleep deprivation, shackling, and threats.
Update: Ed picked up the story today and agrees that there's no torture here.
Which, of course, is the difference between "torture" and torture. What a world of difference those quotation marks make, eh?
Click this link for additional lecturing on the differences between real torture and "torture".
Was Obama Admin Responsible for Fort Hood Massacre?
And by "responsible" I don't mean the-buck-stops-here vague type of claim of responsibility. By it I mean, did the Obama administration do something different than the Bush Administration that led to investigative errors which cascaded and eventually allowed the terrorist attack at Fort Hood to happen?
I still say no. I think the attack can be attributed to an atmosphere of political correctness and naive equivocation between all political and religious viewpoints within the higher echelons at the Justice Department which were just as much on display during the Bush years as after Obama was elected.
This was a systematic failure, not an administrative failure. A systematic failure, I might add, that I still don't think has been fully absorbed by the defense establishment.
But AJ Strata makes the case that changes in the way the FBI interprets FISA rules led to dropping the investigation into Nidal Hasan which could have prevented the attacks. Go read it. It's plausible, I guess. And in private conversations AJ has convinced me that the time line I constructed in my head of Hasan being investigated under the Bush administration was wrong.
So, perhaps he's on to something? But I still think the alternative narrative I've described above has more explanatory power.
In Pictures: New 9/11 Photos Released
Amazing slide show....>chills<
Video: God Almighty When Will It End? Subliminal & Miri Ben-Ari
This song is dedicated to the Jewish Holocaust and is part of the Gedenk movement.
The Gedenk Movement (Remember!)
A humanitarian campaign to raise youth awareness about genocide through art and education.
ModerSverige @JackingYoureCarEnglish must not be his/her first language
What the hell are you trying to say? I dont get a shit out of you, as shit as you are.
THERE ARE NO ARAB COUNTRY THAT IS AT WAR WITH YOU, AND HAVE BEEN SIENCE 1973.
AND YOUR HAIRY JEWISH ASS WILL BE PACKED SOONER OR LATER ON SHIP TO A NEW AUSWICH.
BUT THIS NEW AUSWICH WILL NOT MISS ONE OF YOUR JEWISH SCUM AIDS MONKEY HAIRY SHIT WHOLES
Iran: Short Guy Supporters Attack Italian Embassy
[H]undreds of Iranians attacked the Italian embassy in Tehran and protested outside the building. They chanted “Death to Italy” and “Death to Berlusconi” – apparently in protest against Italy’s call for sanctions in connection with the nuclear conflict with Iran.
You Can't Make This Stuff Up
I have an idea. How about if you knock that stupid shiat off.
An Arab ambassador has called off his wedding after discovering his wife-to-be who wears a face-covering veil is bearded and cross-eyed.
After the marriage contract was signed, the ambassador attempted to kiss his bride-to-be. It was only then that he discovered her facial hair and eyes.
God Has Spoken
Or something like that. Magnitude 3.8 Quake hits Chicago
Microsoft Refused To Sell XBox 360s To The Military For Training
According to Danger Room, Microsoft refused to sell consoles to Roger Smith, chief technology officer for PEO STRI, the Army command responsible for purchasing training equipment. Why wouldn't Microsoft sell them consoles? Well, according to Smith, three reasons:Yes, anti-military Mom & Dad's wouldn't like it, so?
* Microsoft was afraid that the military would buy up lots of Xbox 360s, but would buy only one game for each of them, so MS wouldn't make much money off of the games.
* that a big military purchase would create a shortage of Xbox 360s.
* that if the Xbox became an Army training device, it would taint its reputation. Microsoft was concerned that "do we want the Xbox 360 to be seen as having the flavor of a weapon? Do we want Mom and Dad knowing that their kid is buying the same game console as the military trains the SEALs and Rangers on?" Smith told me during an interview for Training & Simulation Journal.
Lots of comments at that site, these two are especially interesting:
h/t Good Richard
Report: Ethiopian Airlines Was Blown Up By al Qaeda
Last night we were sent an email to a story which reported that witnesses saw an explosion on the Ethiopian airline which crashed after taking off from Beirut. Even though at the time the plane went down my thoughts immediately turned to al Qaeda's Somali affiliate the al Shabaab, there was little discussion of this being an al Qaeda operation.
This was, after all, an Ethiopian airliner. Flying out of the Middle East. Two hallmarks of a plausible case for human or mechanical error.
But today DEBKA reports that the plane was in fact taken down by an al Qaeda operation. And, again, this is an Ethiopian airliner. Flying out of the Middle East. Also two hallmarks of a plausible case that this was an act of terror.
Why Ethiopia and why this airline? Well, the al Qaeda affiliated al Shabaab see Ethiopia as the number one regional threat to their cause. It was Ethiopia that invaded Somalia in order to oust the former Islamist government, and with the Ethiopian invasion came al Shabaab's rise to prominence.
Even if al Shabaab lacked the resources to carry out such an attack, clearly their sister organization of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has such a capacity. The group has expressed solidarity with al Shabaab over and over again and has been instrumental in ferrying Arab fighters across the Red Sea from Yemen to Somalia.
See, for instance, this statement from Anwar al-Awlaki in support and solildarity with al Shabaab. And it was al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula that was behind the Christmas Day underwear bombing attempt. With al-Awlaki's blessings if not at his behest.
Al Qaeda has the motive and the means to have orchestrated this.
The angle DEBKA plays is that al Qaeda operatives were tipped off that the French ambassador's wife and top Hizbollah leaders would be on the flight. Only the ambassador's wife was on the plane.
That's plausible, but I think it's a stretch that they have that level of sophistication. Blowing up an Ethiopian plane is reason enough that we don't have to look any deeper for motivation.
If the failed underwear bombing is any indication of how these operations are planned, the suicide bomber was simply instructed to get on a plane -- any plane -- headed for the US.
Again, this is DEBKA which has a track record of sensationalism and occasionally being dead wrong. We'll have to file this under plausible but needs further investigation
Evidence has reached debkafile's counter-terror sources that the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737-800 which crashed after takeoff from Beirut on January 25, killing all 92 aboard, was blown up in mid-air.
This was an al-Qaeda operation timed for one month to the day after its failed attempt to destroy an American Northwest airliner bound for Detroit.
It is becoming clear that either a bomb