June 30, 2010
Al Qaeda Retards Release First English Magazine, Hilarity Ensues
They wanted it to look like this:
Instead, it looked like this:
But it only gets funnier as the akhis now think the PDF file is infected. No doubt by the Jews and CIA so they can track the eHadis to various basements.
The same people that infected Yasser Arafat with AIDS can do that, dont'cha know!
And I was so looking forward to reading this article. Did you know that one could make all kinds of explosives, using simple household items found upstairs in your mom's kitchen?
If one were so inclined.
Pakistan's Haqqani Game
The Institute for the Study of War has a new report about the likelihood of success at "reconciling" the Taliban's Haqqani network. Given that Siraj Haqqani sits on at least one al Qaeda shura, it's not clear to me why any one would even consider talking with him.
But then again, this is Pakistan we're talking about here.
Here's the link to the report. I have a synopsis of it below which was sent out with the presser.
* "Pakistan’s reliance on the Haqqanis for influence in Afghanistan means that a Pakistani offensive against the group is unlikely to materialize. Furthermore, Siraj Haqqani cannot reconcile with the Afghan government and cede to coalition demands that the network break with Al Qaeda while at the same time maintaining his credibility as a hard-line jihadist."
* “Elements within the Pakistani establishment have maintained support for the Haqqanis to varying degrees since the late 1970s, first as an anti-Soviet resistance movement, later as a means to combat the anti-Pashtun Northern Alliance who seized power in Kabul, and today, as a proxy force capable of representing Pakistani interests in the country. Pakistan’s current offer to help in negotiations with the Haqqanis is likely an attempt to lessen U.S. pressure for Pakistani military action in the Haqqanis’ command and control hub in North Waziristan than it is a sincere desire to rein in the Haqqanis. Both Karzai and elements within Pakistan maintain direct contact with Haqqani leadership and have for years—meanwhile, the security situation on both sides of the border has steadily deteriorated.”
* “The Haqqani network, with the help of Al Qaeda and others, is arguably the most capable and deadly insurgent group operating in Afghanistan today. The Haqqani network maintains considerable military strength and territorial control in Afghanistan’s Southeast. It also enjoys relative sanctuary in North Waziristan, and the network is capable of executing spectacular suicide attacks in Kabul at will.”
* “The Haqqanis and Al Qaeda maintain a symbiotic relationship to the extent that each side is equally unlikely to break the bond that has been forged over the past several decades. Striking a deal with the Haqqanis will not only relieve pressure on the Pakistanis to dismantle the terror hub in North Waziristan, but will embolden Al Qaeda and like-minded terrorist organizations, providing them with a veil of legitimacy under the continued protection of the Haqqanis.”
"Dirty Bomber" Adnan Shukrijumah Linked to Thwarted NYC Subway Bombing, Met with Najibullah Zazi [UPDATE: Up to 3 in US met with him]
UPDATE: It looks like another of the NYC Plotters, Zarein Ahmedzay, definitely met with Shukrijumah and that Zazi and one other may have met with him. See end of post for details.
Adnan G. El Shukrijumah may have met with one of the men involved in the failed al Qaeda plot to blow up the New York City subway. Press reports do not indicate who Shukrijumah met with, but the plot's leader was a Colorado man named Najibullah Zazi.
Adnan Shukrijumah is a wanted al Qaeda terrorist who was at one time suspected of planning a dirty bomb attack against the US. Shukrijumah was born in Saudi Arabia but raised in the US. At one time alerts were issued that he might try and cross into the US through Mexico. There is a $5 million reward for information on his whereabouts from the FBI. [UPDATE: Michelle has some links on the Mexican connection]
Zazi may have met Shukrijumah in an al Qaeda camp in 2008. The Washington Post claims that Shukrijumah "is among the top candidates to be al-Qaida's next head of external operations".
This would make sense given that the plot to blow up the subway is said to have been ordered by Saleh al-Somali, al Qaeda's former head of external operations, since killed in a Predator strike (Allahu-akbar!). Zazi originally went to Pakistan to join the Taliban, but was recruited by al-Somali to join al Qaeda instead.
If Zazi met with Shukrijumah, then it would have been in Waziristan. Meaning the the al Qaeda operative was in Pakistan in 2008, and not in Central America as some have speculated.
Authorities believe that Adnan Shukrijumah (ahd-NAHN' el SHOOK'-ree joohm-HAH') met with one of the would-be suicide bombers in a plot that Attorney General Eric Holder called one of the most dangerous since 9/11.One American born member of al Qaeda meets with an al Qaeda leader who was raised in Florida. Not to mention Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan, Little Rock recruitment center shooter Abdulhakim Muhammad, and nearly two dozen other Americans who, like Zazi, failed to kill any one before they caught.
Officials say Shukrijumah is among the top candidates to be al-Qaida's next head of external operations, the man in charge of planning attacks worldwide.
Are we seeing a pattern here?
Also, this reminds me that CurrentTV is airing a documentary on Omar Hammami tonight. He's the Alabama man who is now in Somalia fighting with the local al Qaeda affiliate.
UPDATE: News stories finally breaking on this. So far, this one is the best and it confirms that it was someone in the Zazi plot who met with Shukrijumah, but not necessarily Zazi himself. His friend, Zarein Ahmedzay is the one named as meeting with Shukrijumah. Zazi may have met him:
The trio's [ed: Zazi and his two friends Adis Medunjanin and Zarein Ahmedzay] engthy odyssey took them from their homes in Queens to the mountainous, lawless frontier in northwest Pakistan, the front line of the U.S. war on terrorism....Hmmmm, three guys from the US. All of them in al Qaeda camps.
... the men regrouped in Peshawar and were recruited to meet an al-Qaida facilitator at local mosque in Peshawar...
Once they passed that initial test, Ahmed drove them to North Waziristan and delivered them to a rudimentary terrorist camp. The three received weapons training, but al-Qaida had bigger plans for the men than the Afghanistan front line.
Salah al-Somali, then the head of external operations, and Rashid Rauf, a British militant linked to a 2006 jetliner bomb plot, explained to the three men that they were more useful as suicide bombers in the United States.
It was at that camp that counterterrorism officials believe Ahmedzay, and perhaps the other two men, met Shukrijumah, one of al-Qaida's up-and-coming figures...
The trio completed about two weeks of training and left the camp with the promise of returning. But only Zazi made the trip back to the Waziristan to take a course on explosives.
What is this saying about home-grown terror in the US? It's far worse than most think.
For Cube Neighbor Dave
Come on.... Dow 5000!
Dave and I always root for Dow 5000 when its falling.
Cause we always get screwed and its funny to watch a life's work evaporate.
I'm sure it will stay above that (bites lip).
And yes since Howie has been on his ass He kinda almost misses work.
Smearing Dog Feces
(Bellevue, Washington) Someone smeared dog feces on a van owned by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and Muslims are asking local police and the FBI to investigate the incident as a hate crime.
Authorities said there is no basis to consider the incident as anything but vandalism. Local police said that increased patrols would be dispatched in the area.
It's not known how the Muslim group determined the feces was from a dog as opposed to another animal. Once smeared on a horizontal or vertical surface, it would seem that most mammals' feces would look alike.
Caged Heat - Babe Teachers Behind Bars
Ragusa --- Walters
(Tampa, Florida) Once comparing herself to Debra Lafave, 31-year-old former middle school teacher Stephanie Ragusa has been convicted and sentenced for engaging in sex with a 14-year-old male student. Ragusa received 10 years in prison which is 10 years more than Debra Lafave received in the same jurisdiction. Heh. So much for the comparison.
Meanwhile in West Virginia, middle school teacher Stephanie Jo Walters was sentenced to three months in jail for engaging in sex with a 14-year-old male student. Reportedly, Stephanie Walters begged for leniency and didn't compare herself to Debra Lafave.
Concluding on an unrelated prurient note, an 18-year-old Kentucky babe named Bambi Starr Mason has been accused of doing the nasty with an 11-year-old boy. It's odd that an 18-year-old named Bambi wouldn't be preoccupied with boys her own age.
News: ACLU Sues to End No Fly List
Report: Terrorist Still Plan to Use Airplanes for Terror
One of these things might inform the other.
A former Air Force officer will be one of 10 plaintiffs included in a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union today against the U.S. government challenging the country's no-fly list.National Terror Alert:
Despite billions of dollars spent on securing our nation’s airports since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, experts say terrorists are still testing and targeting aviation security because an attack could kill a lot of people, undermine public confidence and cause significant economic damage.Yeah, let's end the no fly list.
“It remains an incredibly high target for terrorists,” Erroll Southers, President Obama’s first choice to head the Transportation Security Administration, said. Southers had to withdraw his name from consideration due to political reasons. “It’s still vulnerable… and it would be a decisive economic blow to our country.”
Let me go back to the first ABC link to show you what an incredibly shoddy job at reporting they do. Most of it is the kind of tragic human interest angle that you expect from journalists these days, but then there are statements like these thrown in throughout:
no government official or agency has offered any explanation for Plaintiff's apparent placement on the No Fly List or any other watch list. Nor has any government official or agency offered any of the Plaintiffs any meaningful opportunity to contest his or her placement on such a list." ...So, at least three times the article says there's no way to get off the list. And all of these statements are given in the context of horror stories -- seemingly legitimate ones -- about people finding themselves on the list.
If the United States government is going to maintain a watch list and prevent people from flying, there has to be some way for people to confront the evidence against them and rebut it." ...
"This is really something out of Kafka where you show up at an airport, you're told you can't fly, you not even told any reason for this ordeal, and you're not given any way to get off the list."
No way off the list? They wait until the second to last paragraph of the story to reveal the ugly truth, which destroys the entire narrative:
Individuals who find themselves on the list can submit a complaint to the Department of Homeland Security's Travelers Redress Inquiry Program (TRIP). The complaint is reviewed by the agency and referred to the Terrorist Screening Center redress team.I have a feeling they simply got a presser from the ACLU, made one or two quick phone calls for quotes, edited the presser, and then printed. Biased or lazy?
How about biased and lazy?
Thanks to herr for one of the articles and Chief for the other.
Nice: YouTube Now Hosting Terrorist Snuff Videos
Not only is it a video produced by a designated terrorist organization, it's also a snuff video.
What next YouTube, kiddie porn?
UPDATE: Pwn3d. Good work people!
The person who had uploaded the video, TheGdsfgdf, is directly linked to al Qaeda's Somali affiliate. He's still there.
Hawkins Takes on the ex-Conservatives
I wasn't going to stick my nose into this. I don't do blog wars. But when my former mentor Charles Johnson decided to post on it, what could I do? Here's a guy who spent years shouting down terrorists and then, quite suddenly, decided any one who expressed similar sentiments was some kind of hidden fascist.
Anyway, it seems the league of excitable ex-conservatives were in a hissy that Frum wasn't included in some blogads thing.
Blogs started supporting Frum -- but, not just any blogs. Andrew Sullivan from the Daily Dish, Charles Johnson at Little Green Footballs and David Brock's Media Matters all spoke up to defend David Frum.Indeed.
Hey, wait a second. There's something about those three websites....
Abu Hamza's Son Gets a Year for Attacking Police
The son of radical cleric Abu Hamza has been convicted of attacking police at a demonstration.
Any one seen this video? I thought we had it up last year, but I can't seem to find it. Daily Mail:
The student son of radical cleric Abu Hamza was today jailed for a year after confessing to throwing missiles at police officers during violent protests outside the Israeli embassy.That would now be four of Abu Hamza's kids in jail. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree, does it?
Yasser Kamel, 20, disguised his face with a scarf and used a stolen police riot shield for protection during the 'peak time of violence' at the demonstration against Gaza sanctions.
Kamel was caught on camera throwing four missiles at police during a 45-minute period he spent 'at the front-line' as hundreds of protesters confronted officers in January 2009.
PS-This reminds me, any one hear from Glen Jenvey lately. You know, since he reverted to Islam and is now hanging around with this crowd?
UPDATE: Square Mile Wife was there and took some pics. Guess who was also there? George Galloway.
She also has the video showing the rioters throwing stuff at the police.
This week's Stakelbeck on Terror
On this week's edition of Stakelbeck on Terror, CBN News goes one-on-one with Michigan Congressman Peter Hoekstra-- a leading voice on Capitol Hill on national security and intelligence issues.
In a hard-hitting interview, Hoekstra told Stakelbeck on Terror the White House is "weakening our national security and making us more vulnerable." He added that, "The president has been undercutting the leadership in Israel on a regular basis" and "emboldening radical jihadists: Hezbollah, Hamas, the Palestinians."
Plus, in an exclusive investigation, we expose a large Muslim store just minutes from the White House selling audio and video recordings by notorious al Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki.
Our War Council roundtable examines whether Israel will strike Iran's nuclear facilities. We then head to Jerusalem for our Inside Israel segment with CBN News Middle East Bureau Chief Chris Mitchell, to get his take on Israel and Iran from on the ground.
The "Stak Attack" commentary segment features shocking footage of a prominent Arab leader in Dearborn, Mich., referring to Hamas and Hezbollah as "freedom fighters" and denying that they are terrorist groups.
This week's "Sharia Flaw" segment exposes an upcoming radical Islamic conference being held outside Chicago. The event will be hosted by Hizb-ut-Tahrir, a terror-liked Islamic group that is banned in parts of Europe and the Middle East, but welcome right here in the United States.
The Angry White Imam's Muslim Wife Bazaar
Posted at AngryWhiteDude:
"You infidels Satanic dogs can only find true happiness in the warm embrace of Islam and a fine Muslim filly! These are the type of woman jihadi warriors are exploding themselves over but now you can call the Imam’s Wife Bazaar and with the help of some Mexican friends, the Imam can have your new wife to you in a week or so!"The full (Shari'a compliant) details on Aisha, Jameela, Rahab, and the rest of the Imam's stable are posted here.
Flying cars! They still don't sound right, like on the Jetson's. But its a start.
Weird-looking cars are a dime a dozen. Far less common are weird-looking cars that can also fly AND have approval from the Federal Aviation Administration. Indeed, as far as we know, there's only one of those babies: The Terrafugia Transition.
The private aircraft/funky-looking car has been in the news before. But the recent announcement that it's going into production sparked mega-searches on the Web. Almost immediately, online lookups for "terrafugia transition" and "terrafugia transition pictures" both, well, took off.
A popular article from the UK's Daily Telegraph explains that the FAA's special exemption allows the vehicle to function as both a "light aircraft" and a car. Normally, for a plane to meet the "light aircraft" designation, it can weigh no more than 1,200 pounds. The Terrafugia Transition weighs 1,320, due primarily to the number of car-related safety features, like airbags and crumple zones. The "light aircraft" designation is key, because licenses for planes with that label require only 20 hours of flying time. Fewer hoops to jump through means more potential sales.
Ancient Star Wars Phone Messages
ans old enough to remember the days before the Empire struck back in 1980 might recall a little-known promotion launched in the months preceding the first Star Wars sequel. As reported in the Spring 1980 issue of Bantha Tracks -- the original Star Wars Fan Club newsletter -- a telephone hotline was set up to allow callers to dial in and hear teasers for The Empire Strikes Back several months before the film's release. In the years since the Bantha Tracks story, fans savvy to the existence of the "Empire Hotline" have sought out recordings of the four messages described in the article, which were actually performed exclusively for the hotline by actors Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), and James Earl Jones (voice of Darth Vader).
June 29, 2010
Vindicated: Russian Spy Really Was Kinda Hot
Can I predict them, or what? I knew that at least one of those Russian spies was going to be hot. Meet "Anna Chapman", one of the 11 Russian spies charged yesterday.
Video of "Anna" below. I'm not sure what she says. Yes, I speak a little Russian. But in my defense I really didn't care what she was saying.
Comments don't seem to be working at the moment. Sorry.
Ohio Democratic Party attempts illegal seizure of personal info on all 211,000 Ohio concealed carry permit holders
Allegedly to "send them campaign information". Except these records are exempt from the Ohio Open Records Act.
From the Cleveland Plain Dealer:
The Ohio Democratic Party tried unsuccessfully this week to get information on all people licensed to carry concealed weapons in the Buckeye State.
The state party sent letters to Ohio's 88 sheriffs requesting the names and addresses of permit holders and the dates the licenses were issued. Ohio has about 211,000 permit holders.
But neither the Democrats nor any other political party can get that information. The records are exempt from the public record laws. The only public access was given to journalists when then-Gov. Bob Taft signed the law in 2004.
Lorain County Sheriff Phil Stammitti, a Democrat, denied the request Friday.
"I must also advise you that the information you are requesting is NOT a public record and CANNOT be released," Stammitti wrote in a letter to the party.
The Democrats intended to target people who support the Second Amendment -- the constitutional right to bear arms -- with campaign information, said party spokesman, Seth Bringman.
The party learned the information was not public and then sent a second letter apologizing to the 88 sheriffs.
Did I mention that the NRA just endorsed Democrat Ted Strickland for governor?
Either it's our fault that we don't wallow in our own filth...
...or all we care about is "prosperity", i.e. money. Good luck spinning this into something positive:
Obama said their meeting at the White House ranged over a number of strategic issues, including Iran's nuclear program, Pakistan and Afghanistan, as well as "the importance of moving forward in a swift and bold way in securing a Palestinian homeland that can live side by side with a secure and prosperous Israeli state."
/Do I really need to explain the latent anti-Semitism in that statement?
Condolences to Jeff Goldstein
One of the sharpest guy's in the blogosphere, Jeff Goldstein, has lost his father. Go wish him well.
Dan Riehl Takes on GOP Establishment Types
I have like six links about this, but why not just go over and start scrolling down?
I'll just note that we do have grassroots activists, they're called the Tea Party. And unlike the online activists on the Left, they have jobs.
UPDATE: Oh, yeah, Ace has some thoughts too.
Saudi Arabia Still Teaching its Kids to Hate, Kill
“In July of 2006, the Saudi Government confirmed to us its policy to undertake a program of textbook reform to eliminate all passages that disparage or promote hatred toward any religion or religious groups.”This is now:
Saudi textbooks teach, along with many other noxious lessons, that Jews and Christians are “enemies,” and they dogmatically instruct that various groups of “unbelievers” — apostates (which includes Muslim moderates who reject Saudi Wahhabi doctrine), polytheists (which includes Shiites), and Jews — should be killed...And it gets better since almost all Islamic schools in the West get major funding from the Saudis.
These textbooks are used not only in Saudi Arabia but in Saudi-funded schools around the world.
One day their oil will run out, but we will still have nukes. That's not a threat, just a fact of life.
My Inbox: 12,000 Messages Deliverd To Shalit/Gillibrand Resoulution Passed
Thanks to your engagement and activism, over 12,000 messages to Gilad Shalit were handed by the JCRC-NY to the American Red Cross of Greater New York for delivery to the International Committee of the Red Cross. A booklet with these messages is also being sent to Israel to be personally given to Noam and Aviva Shalit, Gilad’s parents, as they conclude their 11-day march from the north to Jerusalem.Thanks all for sending messages to Galid, if you haven't yet use the above link.
In addition, we are pleased to inform you of the passage this morning of a resolution in the United States Senate (S.Res.571) authored by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) calling for the immediate and unconditional release of Gilad Shalit.[Where are the Republicans?...ed]
We are still collecting messages for Gilad, so we ask that you continue to circulate help our campaign.
Taliban Continue to Threaten Freed US Hostage
Jere Van Dyk, who was once held hostage by the Taliban, found that the bastards wouldn't leave him alone, even here in the US. Spy Talk:
Jere Van Dyk, a freelance CBS reporter and author held by the Taliban for 45 days last year, still gets threatening messages from the Islamic militants on his answering machine in New York City...Guess who he suspects is behind the calls? His interpreter. Which would explain how the Taliban found him in the first place.
He also gets threats via e-mail.
New al Qaeda in Somalia Video First Posted on YouTube [UPDATE: Hi Zach!]
Al Kataib, the media arm of the Somali branch of al Qaeda (al Shabaab) has released a 10 minute propaganda video in English titled "The African Crusaders".
Interestingly, two original posts -- one at a forum closely linked with al Qaeda and a second one considered al Shabaab's semi-official forum -- both embed the video directly from YouTube. Here is the original YouTube video, which I've also embedded below (while it lasts).
YouTube is owned by Google, a U.S. based corporation. Which means a designated terrorist organization, contrary to federal law, is using our own infrastructure against us.
The post at the al Qaeda website was put up a user calling himself the "Global Islamic Media Front Correspondent" ( الجبهة الإعلامية الإسلامية العالمية الجبهة الإعلامية الإسلامية لعالمية غير متصل ), a reference to GIMF --- the European based jihad support group which handles English and German language propaganda in behalf of al Shabaab.
Here's the person who first uploaded the video. Have fun with that information which I'm sure is useful.
Thanks to Rahm at Terror Free Somalia Foundation for the tip. Be sure to check out his website for all the latest al Shabaab related news.
Update by Stable Hand: Rahm is also on the hit list of Facebook accounts by Revolution Muslim's Taliba al-Quran
The video follows below.
UPDATE: On a second glance at the original thread where the video is posted, guess who shows up offering copies of the YouTube video to fellow al Qaeda supporters? None other than Virginia's own Zach "Abu Talhah al-Amrike" Chesser of Revolution Muslim, the guy who made the South Park threats.
Here's a screenshot.
Not only do our enemies use American companies to spread their propaganda (contrary to US law), their sympathizers live amongst us and do their dirty work too. This is Zach.
UPDATE: Related brilliance from Zach on a forum known to be sympathetic to al Qaeda.
Video still below.
Drug Cartels Take Trafficking To the Sea In Custom-Built, Cocaine-Laden 'Narco Subs'
The article read like a cat & mouse game. Pajama clad smugglers waving the white flag when caught. Others fate is unknown, their Narco Sub sank, or did it? Did they want more than the $25,000 offered them to man these subs? Did they distribute their load to US drug traffickers? Who knows. I read a article about a sub being spotted off the East Coast somewhere. Dunno if it was just a kook report.
I always like to read the comments, when available, to see how others respond. The following comment didn't surprise me:
Supertiger3 (49)Lame, very lame. Supertiger3 didn't read the article thoroughly. Or he may be a liberal and not yet convert to Islam like Taliba al-Quran. No comparison btw, just wanted to link Taliba's JAWA Facebook Smackdown hit list.
So why is the US capturing foreign vessels in international waters that aren't even heading here. They are on their way to some other country. It's pretty lame. The known pirates off the coast of Somalia get better treatment. Why is the US's business to prosecute people that are thousands of miles away and haven't broken any US laws.
6/26/2010 1:10:01 AM
524 Guard Soldiers Headed To Arizona/Mexican Border
Oh goody, that should help...not.
PHOENIX (AP) - The Texas and Arizona governors criticized the Obama administration's border security plans Monday, saying not enough National Guard troops are being deployed to their states.Thanks to NTA
"What we heard wasn't anything what we hoped to hear," Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer told reporters after a 90-minute briefing by federal officials sent by President Barack Obama.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a Republican like Brewer[why the need to mention party?..ed], said the deployment to his state was "insufficient to meet the needs of securing the Texas-Mexico border."
A White House statement said plans to deploy 1,200 additional National Guard soldiers along the U.S.-Mexico border would "complement the unprecedented resources and additional efforts already devoted by this administration to securing the Southwest border."[Like a lawsuit against Arizona's immigration law?...ed]
Arizona would get 524 National Guard troops, Texas would get 250, California 224 and New Mexico 72, officials said. Another 130 would be at a national liaison office.
Ministry Of Irony: Widow of Houston Officer Killed by Illegal Immigrant 'Shocked' at ICE Appointment(Obi One appointment)
Hezbollah (Party of God) At Risk At Border - US Border
Lulz Alert: Arizona Doesn't Share A Border with Mexico
Obi One Says Arizona Immigration Law Is Racist While..(Update..Mexico Chimes In)
Illegal Immigration/Drug Cartels Death Threats Against US Law Enforcement In Arizona/Nebraska Passes Tough Immigration Bill
Obi One Administration To File Suit Against Arizona Immigration Law
Ah hell, here is our Immigration & Border issues archive. Too many to list.
Imperial Good News: Shorter Skirts Make Comeback
Want to shorten the recession? Try wearing a shorter skirt.I'm not sure this is accurate, I mean at the moment the Dow is down over 200. So ladies help save the global economy and show some leg.
Rising hemlines – along with upbeat songs on the radio – are signs of national optimism and can result in a happy outcome on both the economic and political scenes, according to a new research reported by the Daily Express.
When women start wearing mini skirts and happy tunes rise high on the charts, this means the nation is feeling content, according to John L. Casti, author of “Mood Matters: From Rising Skirt Lengths to the Collapse of World Powers.”
Sandcrawler PSA: Visit Israel
Because hot Zionist boobies make an outstanding get away.
Revolution Muslim: Taliba al-Quran To Jawa: Consider This Our "Facebook Smackdown" (Updated)
Update below fold
Linda G Richards aka Linda Ghaliyaa Richard aka Taliba al-Quran aka Free Detainees aka a lot, a far left liberal convert to Islam. This grandma on welfare stays busy. She posted a list of Facebook accounts to be smacked down. She's afraid some have infiltrated or are moles on Muslim sites.
ATTN Taliba alQuran - Feck You[Anonymouse]
Please be aware that this list is not complete, due to the fact that I’m extremely busy at this time. I will be adding to it, and I have a request for help at the bottom of this post. Many of these people work with MPJ, a hate site. Everyone on the list is anti-Muslim. Some are worse than others.A commenter disagreed:
I started circulating this list on facebook via private messages, but this really needs to be seen. I am happy to report that a few of them had their profiles deleted already, including the "Rusty" of MPJ - due to all of YOUR efforts, jazak'Allah Khair to all of you!
To JAWA: Consider this our "Facebook Smackdown." ;-)
Anonymous said... you promote them by this postI don't hate Islam, just think it sucks.
it's like free advertising for the haters of Islam. You shouldn't give their links like this
These are the facebook groups a lot of them are on. If anyone knows any of the admins – and trusts them – it might be good to PM then and letting them know their groups are infiltrated.So let me get this straight, those on the your list have infiltrated the above? Me, Darth Odie, Komrad Vinnieovich have infiltrated Facebook Jawa Report? or other sites? Color me confused.
The Jawa Report, Everybody Draw Mohammad Day - May 20th, 2010., Against Facebook's Deletion of "Everyone Draw Mohammed Day", TEA BAG THIS, JACKASS, Ace Of Spades, The Truth About Israel's Defensive Actions Against The Flotilla, Danneskjöld Repossessions, Mossad, Infidels United, NO TO THE MOSQUE AT GROUND ZERO, Anti Islam, Everybody Draw Mohammed, Everybody draw muhammed day May 20th (back up)., WOMEN OF THE WORLD UNITED AGAINST ISLAMIC/MUSLIM SHARIA LAW, FedUpUSA, Israel Newswire, I am AGAINST building a mosque in New York City!, English Defence League (EDL), Stand for Israel, Israel, I bet this 'Toilet paper' can get more fans than 'The Quran', Kick Obama Out in 2012, Kaaba Photos, England to Celebrate St George's Day, BRITISH SOLDIERS SUPPORTING THE ENGLISH DEFENCE LEAGUE, OBAMA SUCKS KICK HIM OUT OF OFFICE!!, 1 Million Fan Petition to kick Obama out of Office!, We are the "March Of Honor" Flag Army, Flagging to Protect Our Troops, Westboro Baptist is Picketing Bon Jovi in Tampa 4/17!, Everybody Draw Mohammad Day - May 20th, 2010.
Infidels United, NO TO THE MOSQUE AT GROUND ZERO, Anti Islam, Everybody Draw Mohammed, Everybody draw muhammed day May 20th (back up)., WOMEN OF THE WORLD UNITED AGAINST ISLAMIC/MUSLIM SHARIA LAW, FedUpUSA, Israel Newswire, I am AGAINST building a mosque in New York City!, English Defence League (EDL), Stand for Israel, Israel, I bet this 'Toilet paper' can get more fans than 'The Quran', Kick Obama Out in 2012, Kaaba Photos, England to Celebrate St George's Day, BRITISH SOLDIERS SUPPORTING THE ENGLISH DEFENCE LEAGUE, OBAMA SUCKS KICK HIM OUT OF OFFICE!!, 1 Million Fan Petition to kick Obama out of Office!
A lot of Jawa readers are on her "hit list":
Darth Odie http://www.facebook.com/Darth.Odie
Janet Smirkee http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000967857611
Star Geisz http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=694309854
Abdul Maajid http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000923934031[Komrad Vinnieovich]
DrThomas Ahmed http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000215477921&ref=sgm
Amerikee Sd Hunter http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001095116528&ref=sgm
Jawa Numberfive http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001012362402&ref=sgm
Robert Spencer http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=558445151&ref=sgm
Stop islamization of America http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=110841015612178
Sam Lowry http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001180565260
Darwin Akbar http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001141485059
Bangladeshi Mohammed Jihadhead http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001151347897
Muhammad Templarton http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001183856392
Anthony Wolfie http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000115513417
Deepak 'hindustan' Sharma http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001041679137
Alex Hope http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000169463652&ref=sgm
Andy Benham http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1758884594&ref=sgm
Angela A Yeshua http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000932556643&ref=sgm
Bruce Bawer http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1386493334&ref=sgm
Charles Kastriot http://www.facebook.com/charles.kastriot?ref=sgm
Dale Forbe http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001025227488&ref=sgm
Hirabist Hunter http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001014231207&ref=sgm
Brooks William Kelley http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000252994367&ref=sgm
Connie Brimmer http://www.facebook.com/conniebrimmer
Nicholae Kzintius http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001142406382&ref=sgm
Alain Hamblet http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1059570201
Ragnar Danneskjold http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000893308776
Jason Fields http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001191256960&ref=sgm
Doug Gocl Wilinso VI http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001116044899&ref=sgm
Hindustani Judah http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001135805831&ref=sgm
Hts Englishdefenceleague http://www.facebook.com/H.T.S.EnglishDefenceLeague?ref=sgm
Israel Ishome http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001163019791&ref=sgm
Jeff Badura http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1551782417&ref=sgm
The next few my not be moles per se, but since they are listed as friends of them – I blocked them, but didn’t send a complaint.
Amitesh Thakur http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001071855883
Vinay Hindustani http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001131243278
Fap Fappington http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001031042035&ref=sgm
Kohen Moshe Shlomo Rabinowitz-Finkelstein http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001139927557&ref=sgm
Speedy Tube http://www.facebook.com/SpeedyTube?ref=sgm
Thomas Paine http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001178229124&ref=sgm
Yehuda Shlomo Yudzkippah http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001178594555
'David Eriol Hickman' (David Eriol Lofgeornost Hickman) http://www.facebook.com/EriolTolkien?ref=sgm
Abu Booboo http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001202760221&ref=sgm
Taliba updated the "troll list/mole list":
Here is another troll/mole list I put together today[28th..ed]. Make sure you COMPLAIN and block them insha'allahAbbu Jaan http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000834244561&ref=sgm
I'm sure that you're all very aware of how facebook is being used by the authorities as "evidence" in the trials of our brothers and sisters. This is how they access it. By coming up with a profile and adding unsuspecting contacts. I would rather be pro-active. This is a small percentage of the moles out there, but these are some of the worst, and many if not all of the jawa people are included in this list.
Abdirahman Warsame http://www.facebook.com/abdirahman.warsame?ref=sgm
Abraham Adeagbo http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000298309069&ref=sgm
Adi Golan http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001247611610&ref=sgm
Adil Kouchou http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1407465383&ref=sgm
Aisha Muhammad http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001126965179&ref=sgm
Al Stefanelli http://www.facebook.com/al.stefanelli?ref=sgm
Ali A. Akbar http://www.facebook.com/aliakbar?ref=sgm
Ali Eteraz http://www.facebook.com/eteraz?ref=sgm
Alinsky Defeater http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000187356136&ref=sgm
Alla Fookbari http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001201783355&ref=sgm
Amerikee Sd Hunter http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001095116528&ref=sgm
AndIm Right http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1819787357&ref=sgm
Angela Martin http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000526686829&ref=sgm
Angelisse Athan http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1370622737&ref=sgm
Arieh Gellmann http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001229821381&ref=sgm
Ariel Bakshandeh http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=722407959&ref=sgm
Atlas Shrugs http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000469411202
Ayala Dagan http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001193559927&ref=sgm
Ben Pine http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001131424104&ref=sgm
Capitain Haddock http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001080261829&ref=sgm
Darren Jessett [jawa] http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=507751089&ref=sgm
Draw Momo http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001155821975&ref=sgm
Drawmohammedday Back Up http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001174774107&ref=sgm
Drew Frankland http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=507096393
Durka DirkaJihad [jawa] http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001206512657&ref=sgm
Ehud Shlomo Yitzhak Shochet http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001265343102&ref=sgm
Eli Marie Lian http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001265742672&ref=sgm
Eli Marie Lian http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001265742672
Fillup Krom [draw mohammad] http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001221094665&ref=sgm
FromIslam SaveUs http://www.facebook.com/saveus?ref=sgm
Geert Wilders http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000455245805&ref=sgm
John Parks http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001112407079&ref=sgm
John Thomas http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000420385300&ref=sgm
Jon Donson http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001255934904&ref=sgm
Jonathon Sanders http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001122685546&ref=sgm
Julia Harris (Mad Mullah) [NEW Jawa] http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001159844275&ref=sgm
Kafe Bagdad http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001271492755&ref=sgm
Kafir Art http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001034738599&ref=sgm
Kfir Mishal http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=658606742
Kohen Moshe Shlomo Rabinowitz-Finkelstein http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001202100863
-Lynn Reid Barrett http://www.facebook.com/twinelm?ref=sgm
Masha Arkulis http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1639743920&ref=sgm
Miles Licentia http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001227255735
Muhammad Gile II http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001159757754&ref=sgm
Muhammad Sajad http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001216098389&ref=sgm
Netta Rave http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000500352542&ref=sgm
Nile O'Toole http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001250524297
Opus Rex http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000905896664&ref=sgm
Orr Abutbul http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=800955187&ref=sgm
Parastoo Parhizkar http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000775843225&ref=sgm
Richard Brooks http://www.facebook.com/rbrooks666?ref=sgm
Robert Elliot http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001215554026&ref=sgm
Scott Clacher http://www.facebook.com/ScottClacher?ref=sgm
Stating Facts http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001256147216&ref=sgm
Tiberiu Gal http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000557500615&ref=sgm
Tom Arto http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001237844898&ref=sgm
Watch Decide http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001165151793&ref=sgm
Wozza Michealson [draw mohammad] http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001148515719&ref=sgm
Yado Sussest [jawa] http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001127347870&ref=sgm
Yifat Shahak (Yiffy Siluan Aprilx Asia) http://www.facebook.com/achooooooooo?ref=sgm
Zombilly Moonshine The-Third http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000988321421&ref=sgm
מרכז צעירים חיפה http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000568437367
Oh noes, its a Jawa conspiracy..
Iran Wants Iranian Nuclear Scientist Defector Back Or They Will Harm His Family
Should dub this dueling videos Shahram Amiri missed his family and called them. The second time he called Iranian Intelligence answered and threatens to harm his son if he didn't do a video stating he was kidnapped by the US. Fearing for his family, he did the video. CIA also had him do a video after learning of the threat. Unfortunately, that video wasn't released until after Iranian TV showed the "I was kidnapped" video.
The Iranian government has threatened to harm the family of a nuclear scientist who defected to the U.S. and helped provide crucial details about Iran's burgeoning weapons program unless he returns home, according to people in the intelligence community briefed by the CIA.If he goes back he will be tortured. I don't expect his family to be saved from harm if he goes back. Gawd awful situation to be in.
The high-stakes spy saga is being played out online, where both the Iranian intelligence agency and the CIA have posted dueling videos of the scientist. In one video, he claims the U.S. kidnapped him, in the other he says he is happy to be in the U.S.
Behind the scenes, the situation has become so grave that American officials fear Amiri could re-defect, according to the people briefed on the situation...
At the center of the intrigue is Shahram Amiri, an Iranian nuclear scientist, who officials say operated within Iran as a key CIA spy for several years before his defection and provided evidence that Iran continued a program to produce nuclear weapons. According to a former U.S. official, Amiri's evidence helped to contradict a 2007 National Intelligence Estimate that concluded that Tehran had suspended its weaponization program in 2003.
CIA director Leon Panetta told ABC News yesterday on the This Week that the CIA no longer believes the conclusions of the 2007 NIE, saying that Tehran continues "to work on designs" for a nuclear weapon.
"I think they continue to develop their know-how," Panetta said. "They continue to develop their nuclear capability."
CIA officials pushed for Amiri to flee the country out of fear that his disclosures might expose him to Tehran as a spy.
Amiri vanished last year during a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia
Chicago: Terror Supporters, Hizb ut-Tahrir, Event Canceled At Marriott Hotel
Good news! Hats off to the Marriott..
The Chicago Marriott Oak Brook hotel states that the July 11 public conference by the Hizb ut-Tahrir America will not be held at that location. The anti-democracy political group, Hizb ut-Tahrir America, had widely promoted the Chicago Marriott Oak Brook hotel as the site for their second public conference, through social media and YouTube.Be sure and read it all, lots of links etc.
Responsible for Equality And Liberty (R.E.A.L.) learned today that the Chicago Marriott Oak Brook hotel has decided that the hotel will not be the site for that event. The Hizb ut-Tahrir America has not yet advised its supporters of the planned change, and is not available for comment.
Human rights activists had been informing Chicago area hotels of Hizb ut-Tahrir America’s decision last year to distribute pamphlets calling for the “death penalty” for those who seek freedom of religion to leave Islam. At Hizb ut-Tahrir America’s July 19, 2009 event in Chicago, they distributed a pamphlet (page 62) that supports killing those individuals who leave Islam as guilty of “treason and a political attack on the Khilafah.”
Thanks to the Bartender
Israel Attacks Gaza Summer Camp For Teh Kids
Israel? I meant Islamic extremists. Because US funded UN pampering ain't Sharia Law, baby.
Instead of those damn kids escaping from the blighted reality of living under corrupt oppression, they should be in a Islamic Jihad camp training to fire rockets. They just don't get the correct weapons training at home anymore.
11th Spy Arrested in Cyprus
Police said Monday that an 11th defendant, a man accused of delivering money to the agents, remained at large. A police spokesman in Cyprus said Tuesday that 54-year-old Christopher Robert Metsos, a Canadian citizen wanted by U.S. authorities on suspicion of espionage and money laundering, was arrested in the morning at Larnaca airport while trying to fly to Budapest, Hungary.
Russia angrily denounced the arrests as an unjustified throwback to the Cold War, and senior lawmakers said some in the U.S. government may be trying to undercut President Barack Obama's warming relations with Moscow.
War Porn: Support The Troops - You little piece of S**t!
The FB group "Fight for Allah" wants you to pay attention to the terrorist propaganda on Jihadtube.
Very well, but it may not be the kind of attention they had in mind.
If forums go down and nobody notices
Allah Gets Revenge
For using his house to assemble bombs that will be used to murder Muslims:
Newkerala.com: Kabul, June 27 : Eight Arab, five Pakistani and two Afghan militants were killed when bombs they were making exploded prematurely inside a mosque in eastern Afghanistan, the interior ministry said Sunday.Allahu boombar!
The insurgents were assembling bombs in Desi Mosque of Yousifkhela district in the south-eastern province of Paktika Friday, the ministry said.
Oh Noes! US Russian 'Spy Ring': Fake Irish Passport Used
Mossad, now SVR
The Department of Foreign Affairs has said that one of the people arrested in the US on suspicion of being a spy is alleged to have travelled on a forged Irish passport.Related:
Ten suspects were arrested on Sunday across several states for allegedly serving for years as secret agents of Russia's intellegence organistion the SVR.
Cyprus arrests suspected 11th member of US Russian spy ring A magistrate released Robert Christopher Metsos after he posted bail of $24,410.
Moscow raises question on timing of spy ring arrests Obi One soft drinked & burgered Russian President Medeved in a attempt to "reset" US/Russia relations. Now this? Oh the horror!
Christina Hendricks is ready for July 4th - are you?
From the New York Post:
"Mad Men" actress Christina Hendricks loves a man who knows his liquor. "My husband loves scotch," she said, referring to her mate, Geoffrey Arend. "And I love it when he orders it. It's such a classic, masculine drink," she told partygoers at a private tasting for Johnnie Walker Black.
Thanks. It's nice to be appreciated. But seriously, Johnnie Walker Black?
A gratuitous boobage post for our recovering Howie. Get well soon!
June 28, 2010
Aww: German Terrorists in Pakistan Homesick, Want Their Mommies
So, your a German national and all your friends down at the mosque tell you how wonderful it must be to be a mujahideen. On top of that mom and dad regale you with their stories of the good life growing up in Pakistan. So what's an aspiring shahid to do but make the caravan to the lands of martyrdom.
Only you get there and you realize that all that stuff on the internet about how the mujahideen are busy kicking kafir ass is just so much bullshit.
Also, there's no toilet paper and the guy in the bunk next to you keeps trying to make you the bread in his salami sandwich.
It's time to go running back to mommy's basement. The only obstacle now is to returning to a life filled with Islamic chat rooms, World of Warhammer, Hasselhoff, and that freaky deaky porn the Germans like is a warrant for you arrest by Interpol.
Never fear, the Germans, always willing to forgive and forget, want to help you with an "opt out" program. I'm guessing they'll supply the World of Warhammer, Hasselhoff, and shiza films to help you re-acclimate yourself to German culture.
Wiretaped Phonecalls, E-Mails, Chats showed growing Fear and Despair among foreign Jihadists according to Intelligence Agencies.An opt out program, eh?
Several of the ~40 German Islamists in the Pakistan tribal Region of Waziristan are now looking to surrender and return to Germany.
The Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution in Germany is currently developing an opt-out scheme for German jihadists.
One of the captured radical islamists Rami M. moaned about his hopeless situtation in phonecalls with his islamist friends in Hamburg. He is without passports and wants to hand himself in to the Germany Embassy.
A high ranking security expert added that foreign jihadists have come under great pressure in the last months.
I have my own "opt out" program I'd like to propose.
Iranians running terror weapons factory in Sudan?
Yeah, seriously, you've got to read this. From Jonathan Schanzer:
The Sudanese newspaper Rai al-Shaab (Opinion of the People), owned and controlled by Sudanese opposition leader Hassan al-Turabi, recently published an article that potentially provides new and important insight into Sudan's terrorist ties to Iran. The article alleges that the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), a U.S.-designated terrorist organization, is operating a secret weapons factory in Sudan to funnel weapons to Iran-sponsored terrorist organizations in Africa and the Middle East.
Several Arab bloggers circulated the article last week. Today, these blogs are the only evidence that the article ever existed. Soon after it was published, Sudanese authorities shut down the entire newspaper. The paper's deputy editor, Abu Zur al-Amin, was arrested on charges of "terrorism, espionage and destabilizing the constitutional system," according to Reuters.
The Sudanese newspaper report claimed that the Quds Force, a deadly arm of the IRGC that has been fingered by the U.S. government for providing military support to the Taliban and other anti-U.S. forces in Afghanistan, set up the factory "in the jurisdiction of Khartoum" as part of an undeclared element of the 2008 defense pact signed between Iran and Sudan.
Israel, for its part, might already be aware of the IRGC weapons factory. In fact, it might have already attacked the weapons produced there. In March 2009, U.S. officials claimed that Israel had conducted three airstrikes in Sudan in early 2009 that targeted Iranian weapons shipments meant for Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip. One attack in January 2009 targeted a 17-truck convoy, killing as many as 39 people, reported CBS News, the first Western media outlet to reveal this story. Israel, as is often the case, neither confirmed nor denied this report.
Yes, there's more.
Book Review: Foreign Influence By Brad Thor
I am not a man of many words. Plus, I hated writing book reports in school. So all I can really say is that if he had written Foreign Influence way back when, then you'd be saying that sliced bread is the best thing since the publication of Foreign Influence.
Don't sit there staring with that slack jawed look! Go get it!
Iran Discovers Hidden Hand of the Jew Behind International Drug Trade
The Iranians put their amazing mind-powers to work to discover who is behind world drug trafficking: the Jews, of course. They say the Americans, too, but don't forget that the Jews control us. It's like blaming the puppet.
If the Jews are the cause of the world's drug problems, I'm pretty sure I know what the Iranians have in mind for a solution. A final one.
Breaking: US Charges 11 Russian Spies [UPDATE: Names]
Probably a spy
The Justice Department has filed charges against 11 people who are part of a Russian spy ring. The details are still a little fuzzy. It's not clear if these are Americans who were recruited by the Russians, or if these were Russians living in America, or a mixture of both.
The story seems to indicate that at least some of them were Russian. This may explain why all those hot Russian chicks willing to marry dumpy, balding, middle-aged American men. They're all Russian spies!
As some of you know, I spent a year studying in Russia under the theory that the Cold War would be back, and when it does -- job security, baby! Is it time for Rusty to break out the old resume?
The Federal Bureau of Investigation alleged the Russian intelligence service known as the SVR provided extensive training, including in foreign languages and the use of codes and ciphers, to the alleged agents before dispatching them to the U.S. over the past decade.Interesting enough, the stories say that only 10 have been arrested in recent days. Does this mean that one of them is still on the loose?
Once inside the U.S., the alleged agents took on aliases and "deep cover" assignments to become Americanized in order to gather information about the U.S., and possibly recruit sources inside American "policy-making circles," an FBI affidavit filed in New York federal court alleged.
Thanks to Terresa.
UPDATE: The Blotter has the names:
Charged are Richard and Cynthia Murphy of New Jersey, Donald Howard Heathfield and Tracey Lee Ann Foley of Boston, Massachusetts, Michael Zottoli and Patricia Mills of Arlington, Virginia, and Juan Lazaro and Vicky Pelaez of Yonkers, New York.No news yet on how hot the women spies were, but:
Also charged is Christopher Metsos, who remains at large and is alleged to be one of the main facilitators for the group and a trained agent living outside the U.S. According to the complaint, Metsos purports to be a Canadian citizen and regularly traveled to U.S. locations to meet with the other defendants, including numerous meetings in New York City in places such as coffee shops and book stores.
Two additional defendants, Anna Chapman and Mikhail Semenko, were also arrested Sunday for allegedly aiding in the same suspected Russian spy ring.
And there are allegations of fabricated birth certificates, Irish and Latino surnames, and fake college diplomas.Most of the names seem pretty white bread. If originally from Russia, then the falsifying of birth certificates could explain that.
Al Qaeda in Gaza on YouTube
Here is a video for you to smack down put out by al Qaeda's Gaza affiliate hosted right here in the US on Google's YouTube.
The guy who uploaded it seems to think that he's a cyber-hacker for Allah, too.
1k Words on the Turkish Flotilla "Peace Activists"
I thought perhaps the picture might be misleading. A Nazi flag at a rally usually doesn't indicate support of fascism, rather it usually indicates that those at the rally are accusing those they are protesting of being fascists.
And it has always been fashionable -- if not completely ironic -- among the hardcore Left and among Islamists to compare Israel to Nazi Germany.
But a quick Google translation from Turkish of the words under the swastika renders it "hands of health". Not sure what that means.
Thanks to WZ via armaros fallen.
UPDATE: Bigbird and Son of Liberty say that the phrase literally means "bless your hands", which is a Turkish way of saying "thank you".
I'm not sure what other meaning it can have then someone at a pro-flotilla rally blessing the Nazis.
MSM: Before Kagan Had A Chance To Speak GOP Layed Down Markers
I have been watching the hearing, a lot of time was spent with honoring Senator Byrd. Some Repub's had their say as well as Dem's. She has yet to answer to either party.
Stop misleading headlines Washington Times
Even before the nominee had a chance to speak, Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee were laying down some markers and setting the stage for some uncomfortable moments for Solicitor General Elena Kagan, President Obama's Supreme Court nominee.Again, as one who has been watching the hearing, Kagan hasn't spoken once. We need honest reporting from the MSM, something I don't expect to see anytime soon unfortunately
At the opening of what are expected to be several days of testimony and questioning, Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, ranking Republican on the panel, said he had "serious concerns about this nomination," citing both Miss Kagan's lack of judicial and courtroom experience compared to recent nominees and what he said was her tendency to mix politics and policy with the law.[Well yes...ed]
"No individual — nominated by a president of either party — should be confirmed as a judge if he or she does not understand that the judge's role is to fairly settle disputes of law, and not to set policy for the nation," Mr. Sessions said.
The critique was unusually pointed as even Senate Republicans largely concede Mr. Obama's choice will eventually be confirmed.
Miss Kagan, 50, is expected to address some concerns expressed by lawmakers of both parties in the run-up to her confirmation on the high court's proper role in the constitutional system.
Mixed News: Meeting with Haqqani One Day, Killing His People the Next
I'm not sure what to make of these reports over at The Long Journal. One is that Afghanistan's President met with Siraj Haqqani, leader of one of the worst Taliban networks. The other is that US drones struck a compound killing several Taliban leaders who were working in an area known to be controlled by Haqqani.
So, what gives? Is this carrot and stick? We decimate his leaders, while Karzai offers him the olive leaf? Does this mean that Haqqani is ready to call it quits?
Or does this mean that the Afghan government is no longer a reliable partner (assuming they ever were)?
Israeli Cyber-Commandos to Participate in Operations
We've long known about Israel's very serious commitment to countering cyber warfare. What is new about this is that new recruits to the unit will be expected to keep up with Israeli special forces, as they will be accompanying them on raids.
Similarly, if you were sending in regular commandos on a raid, to steal technology (something Israel has already done several times), several of the Cyber War commandos would go along. Already known to be tough minded, but possessing high technical skills, the Cyber War guys could keep up with the regular commandos, and quickly sort out the enemy technology, and take, or destroy, the right items.I'm sure it's already being taught to our troops, but when you find a terror suspect be sure to confiscate any and all electronic devices.
Thanks to Chief
Blog Sabbath Caption Contest Ansar Al Mujahideen Edition (Update - Bumped)
Fatwas will be issued (Image below fold).
The "i will cut ur neck" fatwa issued to Stephen & Haji Whacker for:
This site has the best camel and goat porn on the Web.The "devil will do meetballs from your bodies issued to Col. Smeag for:
MOM! I'll be up in a minute! I'm fighting the jihad here! Dang... a man needs his privacy.
"This is how I measure my meatballs...why you laughin? NO! I don't have small hands!"The "why u insult holly quoran" fatwa issued to no one, no reference to Koran..so no fatwas..
The "mojahedin will separate your dirty head from your dirty heart" fatwa issued to lj & fasternu426 for:
I gotta quit putting the super glue next to the lube. See mom I glued my fingers together again.Thanks for playing! If anyone has images they would like to see in caption contests please email me @ email@example.com
Watching Senate Hearing On Nomination Of Kagan On Supreme Court
She looks like she "messed her pants", unless that's how she always looks.
BTW, regarding Senator Byrd's passing away, a lot of attention has been paid to this at the hearing. I am not one to dishonor the dead so RIP Senator Byrd.
Here is the link to live hearing on Kagan
Hitler, The Mufti Of Jerusalem & Modern Islamo Nazism Part III
Third in installment.
[Photo Credit: U.S. National Archives, William Blye Collection]
Adri Nieuwhof, The Electronic Intifada, 4 June 2010
Radical Islam/Nazism, a marriage made in hell.
Hitler, The Mufti Of Jerusalem And Modern Islamo Nazism/Meet Islamofacist Goatly, Nasheed Expert aka Asadullah Alshishani of Ansar Al Mujahideen forum
Hitler, The Mufti Of Jerusalem And Modern Islamo Nazism
Israel: 3 Nazareth Men With Links To Global Jihad Charged With Cabbie's Murder
The internet aided in their radicalization.
According to suspicions, a terror cell consisting of seven Nazareth residents operated in Israel on behalf of global jihad, it was cleared for publication Monday after the men were indicted.More below fold.
In what the Shin Bet and Amakim Police call one of the most severe security-related affairs in north Israel in recent years, seven young Muslim men who were inspired by extremist Islamist ideology operated in the region and even tried to join a terror network with links to al-Qaeda.[Al Shabaab..ed]
Among the crimes attributed to three of the cell members is the murder of 54-year-old taxi driver Yefim Weinstein in November 2009. Weinstein, from Upper Nazareth, was found dead near Kibbutz Kfar HaHoresh.
Three of the cell members - Ahmed Ali Ahmed (21), Haider Zaidana (26) and Raleb Ganayim (22) were indicted for the murder on Monday. The three Muslims became more radical over the past few years after being exposed to online video clips posted by Osama bin Laden and his followers, which also helped them obtain knowledge on the use of weapons and explosives.
The were charged with murder, conspiracy to commit murder, assault, Molotov cocktail attacks, weapons manufacturing and arms trade and a host of other criminal offences, including kidnapping and armed robbery.
Police say the men have admitted to the crimes, reenacted some of them and led investigators to their arms caches.
The investigation led to the arrest of four other Arab-Israeli residents who were charged mostly with weapons offences and belonging to an illegal organization. The men were named as Asim Muhhamad Alan (23), Abed al-Rahman Izz al-Din Abu Salim (19) and Udei Mahmoud Azzam (23) – all from Nazareth. Another suspect, Omar Ali Kahili (22), resides in the nearby village Umm el-Ganem.
Avenge murder of Arabs
Commander Avi Elgrisi, head of the Amakim Police's Central Unit, said that in November 2009 the three main suspects conspired to murder a Jew in order to become "heroes" and to avenge what they referred to as the "killing of Arabs at the hands of Jews."Besides the evil Jews they also didn't like the evil Christians
The suspects' interrogation revealed a series of crimes against Christians as well. Zaidana and Ganayim were charged, among other things, with torching tourist buses that had been rented out by Christian pilgrims. They also plotted to murder a Christian resident of Nazareth because he had "cursed the prophet."Teh interweb serves as a smorgasbord for jihadi. Beheading videos, check. Weapons training, check. Sermons/speeches by radical Sheiks/Imams, check. Propaganda videos by AlQaeda, AlShabaab, etc galore, especially on JihadTube. Social networking sites such as Facebook is also a favorite for the jihadi.
According to Commander Elgrisi, the suspects planned to videotape the man's decapitation, but changed the plan and decided that they would kidnap him to the woods and bury him there.
"At some point they became apprehensive and did not carry out their plan," said the police official.
High Court's Big Ruling For Gun Rights
In its second major ruling on gun rights in three years, the Supreme Court Monday extended the federally protected right to keep and bear arms to all 50 states. The decision will be hailed by gun rights advocates and comes over the opposition of gun control groups, the city of Chicago and four justices.Awesome!
Justice Samuel Alito wrote for the five justice majority saying "the right to keep and bear arms must be regarded as a substantive guarantee, not a prohibition that could be ignored so long as the States legislated in an evenhanded manner."
The ruling builds upon the Court's 2008 decision in D.C. v. Heller that invalidated the handgun ban in the nation's capital. More importantly, that decision held that the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms was a right the Founders specifically delegated to individuals. The justices affirmed that decision and extended its reach to the 50 states. Today's ruling also invalidates Chicago's handgun ban.
Ahmadinejad: No Nuke Talks Until Late August
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told reporters Monday in Tehran that the decision is aimed at "punishing them (the West) to teach them the custom of talking to our nation."Meanwhile, N.Korea is upset with the U.S. & South Korea
SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea said Monday it must bolster its nuclear capability in a "newly developed way" to cope with what it sees as hostile U.S. policy and military threats amid tensions over the deadly sinking of a South Korean warship.Tough sanctions are doing diddly squat.
Separately, the North's military accused the U.S. and South Korea of bringing heavy weapons to the Korean border village of Panmunjom and vowed to take "strong military countermeasures" if they aren't withdrawn.
June 27, 2010
Major Payne: Little Engine That Could
When you see me quit Afghanistan it's time to quit. I ain't quit! We can turn this thing around. We need a paradigm shift. I will work hard on that.Indeed...
Flew out of Thailand and had an important meeting re Afghanistan this morning. Flying back to Thailand tomorrow. Can't spend too much more t...ime in Thailand because it will take away my instinct. Thailand is where I want to have garden but not a war. I was seriously thinking about adopting some kids (especially little Lu Ann) when I went to the children's shelter last week north of Chiang Mai. I had to slap myself back to reality or I will never go back to war. I can't adopt any kids now. Would make me worthless in war.
I've posted this video before. When this war is over, it's time to get some kids and tell them about the Little Engine that Can.
Day by Day: Declaration 2.0
By Chris Muir
Stalin Statue Removed in Georgia While Bust Unveiled in US
(Gori, Georgia) The 18-foot statue of former communist dictator Josef Stalin has been removed from the square in his hometown of Gori during a late-night clandestine effort. Journalists were kept away by the police.
Meanwhile, the Memorial Foundation of Bedford, Virginia, decided to unveil a bust of Josef Stalin to sit alongside Roosevelt, Churchill and Truman in a memorial to western allied leaders.
The bust idea is an insult. Stalin was one of the most murderous criminals in the history of the world. He doesn't belong anywhere near real heroes of WWII. (more ....)
ATTN: Facebook User Kevine Sizyandji
I don't know who the feck you are
Now I can report you asshole - - after I am done messing with you!
ROPMA: UN Member Seat On Women's Rights To Stone To Death Sakine Mohammadi Ashtiani, Children Appeal For Help
But, but, Israel commandos on the Turkish Flotilla are evil......gawd.
Sakine Mohammadi Ashtiani, a 40-year-old Iranian citizen, is facing death by stoning for allegedly having sex with two men who murdered her husband. In a last minute effort to save their mother, her two children issued a letter to world citizens requesting they press Tehran authorities to retract the sentence."Stones which may cause instant death outlawed". Nothing like relishing a slow death. Bastages!
* Click here to read children's letter
Ashtiani, a resident of Tabriz in Iran's northwest, has been imprisoned for five years. She was initially sentenced to 99 floggings for extra-marital sex. Her sentenced was later changed to death by stoning in accordance with Sharia laws stipulating that punishment for adultery is death by either hanging or stoning[...]
Iran's penal law stipulates that women sentenced to stoning are buried up to their chest and then pelted with small stones until they die. The law forbids the use of stones which may cause instant death.
Federal Prosecutor Quits Over Order to Dismiss Black Panther Case
The prosecutor in the case on being ordered by the Justice Department to drop the charges of voter intimidation
Washington Times: On the day President Obama was elected, armed men wearing the black berets and jackboots of the New Black Panther Party were stationed at the entrance to a polling place in Philadelphia. They brandished a weapon and intimidated voters and poll watchers. After the election, the Justice Department brought a voter-intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party and those armed thugs. I and other Justice attorneys diligently pursued the case and obtained an entry of default after the defendants ignored the charges. Before a final judgment could be entered in May 2009, our superiors ordered us to dismiss the case.Equal justice under the law as practiced by the Obama administration, giving orders to break the law.
Based on my firsthand experiences, I believe the dismissal of the Black Panther case was motivated by a lawless hostility toward equal enforcement of the law. Others still within the department share my assessment. The department abetted wrongdoers and abandoned law-abiding citizens victimized by the New Black Panthers. The dismissal raises serious questions about the department's enforcement neutrality in upcoming midterm elections and the subsequent 2012 presidential election.
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has opened an investigation into the dismissal and the DOJ's skewed enforcement priorities. Attorneys who brought the case are under subpoena to testify, but the department ordered us to ignore the subpoena, lawlessly placing us in an unacceptable legal limbo.
Americans In Kyrgyzstan Warned To Keep Low Profile, Suitcases Packed
(CNN) -- U.S. citizens in Kyrgyzstan have been advised to stay close to their homes and keep an emergency kit available during Sunday's constitutional referendum, according to a news release from the U.S. Embassy in the troubled nation.Hopefully no harm came to anyone today.
The warning told Americans to pack enough clothes for one week, keep their gas tanks mostly full and their cell phones charged. It also said they should "keep a low profile" this weekend.
"While the embassy has no concrete information on any specific threat or plans for demonstrations, there have been rumors of possible disturbances, and unrest can erupt without notice," the advisory said.
BTW, did you know George Soro's supports Kyrgyzstan?
h/t Kenny, who has been following the situation in Kyrgyzstan closely.
Ministry of Irony: Anti-Capitalism Protester At G20 Summit, Wearing Ferrari T-Shirt, Taunts Riot Police
Now you see him, now you don't.
Update: Link to images of the protest here. Thanks to Ink74. Channeling Howie, boobies at the link. Dumb broad though...
Where is Dusty The Angry Bird?
Is he safe? Is he all right?
RIP Dusty and condolences...... sniff sniff.
June 26, 2010
Steyn: Obama "Thin Skinned"
Great minds think alike. Mark Steyn:
But what do McChrystal's and BP's defenestration tell us about the president of the United States? Barack Obama is a thin-skinned man and, according to Britain's Daily Telegraph, White House aides indicated that what angered the president most about the Rolling Stone piece was "a McChrystal aide saying that McChrystal had thought that Obama was not engaged when they first met last year." If finding Obama "not engaged" is now a firing offense, who among us is safe?Thanks to Dan.
Indo Terror Attacks Foiled
(Jakarta, Indonesia) On Wednesday of this week, the Indonesian Police Densus 88 Anti-Terror Unit captured the country's most-wanted terrorist, Abdullah Sunata aka Sonata, in Central Java.
The arrest reportedly foiled two planned terror attacks, one at the Police Anniversary Day ceremonies on July 1st and one at the Royal Danish Embassy to retaliate for Muhammad cartoons.
Sonata, a close associate of slain terrorist mastermind Noordin M Top, was sentenced to seven years in jail in 2006 for hiding Noordin and for possessing illegal firearms. He was released in April 2009 on good behavior.Sunata was jailed for a seven-year term in 2006 and let out last year for "good behavior." Imagine the surprise and embarrassment when he shows up a year later as Indonesia's most-wanted terrorist.
Sonata and another suspect arrested on Wednesday, Sogir, have been linked to a terrorist network based at a training camp in Aceh, which police have been targeting since February.
The Aceh network was comprised of militants from several groups with links to the Middle East and the southern Philippines. The camp was being used to prepare for Mumbai-style assaults on Indonesian targets, police said.
The pair was arrested in raids in and around Klaten, Central Java, by Densus 88. A third suspect, Yuli Harsono, was killed by officers during the operation.
Keel Laid for USS Michael Murphy, DDG-112
As AW1Tim said:
"I'm very happy to see a warship named in his honor, as opposed to some Congress Critter. The Navy got this one right, anyway".Amen to that, think John Murtha
BATH, Maine (NNS) — More than 50 Sailors, civilians and family members gathered June 18 at the General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard to authenticate the keel of a U.S. Navy destroyer named for a Navy SEAL killed during Operation Enduring Freedom.God Bless his family, friends.
The keel authentication ceremony was designed to mark the beginning of construction of the future USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112), a destroyer named in honor of Navy SEAL Lt. Michael Murphy, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions during Operation Red Wings in Afghanistan on June 28, 2005.
“There are no words,” said Maureen Murphy, mother of Murphy. “I still can’t get it through my head that a U.S. Navy ship is going to be named after my son. He would be honored. I hope to have a good rapport with the crew of the Michael Murphy. On the ship, it’s going to be like one big family, and I would like to have a good relationship with the crew.”
RIP Lt. Michael P. Murphy, your name & Operation Red Wings lives on...
Update: I felt it would be fitting to honor those, besides Lt Michael Murphy, who gave all in Operation Red Wings:
RIP..., your story will live on through the US Naval destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112)
Update II: This story wouldn't be complete without mentioning Marcus Luttrel, the lone survivor of Operation Red Wings:
"Lone Survivor": Marcus Luttrel's Theraputic Dog Killed By Thrill Seeking Perverts
Lone Survivor, an amazing true story by the lone survivor of Operation Red Wings.
Family Of US Army Soldier Benjamin Osborn Slams Obama On ROE
"They couldn't return fire, the Taliban are laughing at us".
Michael Yon Invited By Brits & U.S. To Embed Again
Michael Yon isn’t a correspondent who sparks a neutral reaction in the reader. You either love him or you don’t. There’s not much of an in-between.I am not one to take sides, I know the millbloggers vs Yon story. All I know is I remember when I started reading his book "Moment of Truth in Iraq", I became upset when he said we were losing the war in Iraq. I didn't want to believe it. He was right, we were losing, & when General Petraeus took over we finally turned Iraq around.
In April Yon’s embed in Afghanistan ended abruptly. Gen. Stanley McChrystal, commander of US forces in Afghanistan, was in charge and some of Yon’s fans blamed the general. The official reason given was “overcrowding by journalists.”
In a dispatch announcing the change, Yon wrote, “Haven’t seen a journalist in weeks.”
In the preceding month, Yon had pulled no punches in his dispatches, criticizing Canadian Brig. Gen. Daniel Ménard who commanded Task Force Kandahar. Yon took some heat for that one too, until the truth came out.
A court martial found Menard guilty of accidentally firing a weapon while preparing to board a military helicopter in Kandahar—the shot allegedly came close to hitting Canada’s chief of defense as well as military vehicles. Then a female Canadian soldier confessed to having an inappropriate relationship with Ménard. The rest is history.
Yon said in an email: “Insofar as Menard, that guy allowed Tarnak River Bridge to be blown up. Lost Ian Gelig. Halted many operations for DAYS. Lied about it. ND'd with his rifle. Lied about it. Affair with enlisted subordinate... Good grief.”
Yon was speaking of Spc. Ian Gelig who was killed when the bridge was blown up by a suicide bomber. Other soldiers were wounded. Civilians were killed. Arguably, these were preventable deaths.
Not for the first time was Yon, in the face of skepticism, proved correct.
I could write a book about his observations. I will never forget the night I found an article by Yon as I researched material about a young Army captain charged by the government with premeditated murder. I became interested after learning the captain was not present when the murder occurred.
Yon had no way of knowing how useful a dispatch he had filed at the time of the alleged murder, long before the captain was charged. Yon had actually written about an Iraqi colonel who was one of the captain's accusers. I emailed that article to the captain's attorney as soon as I found it. Yon couldn't possibly predict how helpful that article would be in placing the events surrounding the alleged murder in context. Yon simply wrote the truth as he knew it to be.
If you want to know what kind of writer Yon is—or for that matter, what kind of man he is—the best place to turn is his latest book, ‘Moment of Truth in Iraq,’ just published in paperback. It’s a remarkable account for those of us who are armchair analysts with a vested interest because we have people we care about placing their lives on the line in a desolate land known for sucking the life out of her own soldiers and those from foreign lands as well.[Read the rest...]
Why did Yon lose his embed? He didn't violate any rules but brought to light troubling happenings. Actually, only Gen McCrystal can answer that. Yon was told there were numerous war correspondents that weren't given the chance to embed but yet no one took his place. Just recently, complaints about covering of the war by the MSM media surfaced. What did they expect? We need honest reporting of the war, be it good or bad. Yon puts a face to those fighting and I am very happy he has been asked again, by both UK & the U.S, to embed.
I only hope the millblogger vs Yon ends, lets get on with honest reporting/images from the war in Afghanistan. Our soldiers deserve as much. Time to kick ass, Petraeus said this to Yon: This is going to be a long, long journey for the troops, for the General, and for me. Let's turn this around!
Indeed, let's turn this around!
G-20 Summit: Oh Noes, Brutality Against Protesters
& journalists at peaceful demonstration
Police are out on horses, some of the protesters where isolated by police, maybe contained. Extreme brutality against journalist, some have been punched in the face. High military presence, spirits high, some dancing in the streets, some detained but have been released, don't know if they are injured. We will continue onto Tent city. Update: People have been arrested but we don't know why. Crowds have surrounded the police shouting "let them go". Police surrounded the arrestees. The police threw people to the ground by their necks. I was thrown by the neck. They have been punching people in the face, I saw a police offer punch people in the face, they punched a woman in the face. I was punched twice in the face and pushed out of the permineter. Pushed back in to interview the officer who punched me to find out why. He then stole my mic, threw it down and police kicked it around. Gave it back after about 10 minutes.
Police are confiscating flag poles and they have imposed some kind of martial law apparently, as anyone entering the public park is being forced to submit to a body and/or bag search, or face persecution.
I'm not sure why we call such cops "pigs" when pigs are generally docile and friendly animals. And they don't take well to stupid orders and subjugation. Pigs are smarter than that
......................end of report...............................kinda.
This is a report, non the less, by the protesters. I don't wanna link, but if you must, here is the link
Queer kiss in. Not my words, theirs.
[Note by mp] On June 2, provincial authorities secretly passed a regulation allowing police to arrest people near the G20 security zone who refuse to identify themselves or agree to a search. The regulation was made under Ontario’s Public Works Protection Act and was not debated in the Legislature. The regulation expires at the end of the G20 and prior to its scheduled public disclosure.
June 25, 2010
What Offends Pakistan More: Support of Terrorism or Criticism of Islam?
The answer is obvious since Pakistan will now monitor certain websites, like YouTube, for content which criticises Islam. But will they ban these same
websites for the thousands of Muslims on them, many of them from Pakistan or of Pakistani descent, who openly support Islamic supremacy, violent jihad, and even terrorism? No, they won't. Because the very existence of Pakistan is based on the notion that Muslims cannot coexist as equals with non-Muslims in India.
I'm offended on two fronts. That we weren't banned by Pakistan, our natural enemies, but we were by India, our natural allies.
~Rusty's pissed off iPhone
Ministry Of Irony: Widow of Houston Officer Killed by Illegal Immigrant 'Shocked' at ICE Appointment
The widow of a Houston police officer killed by an illegal immigrant was "shocked" to learn that the city's former police chief has landed a top immigration job with the Obama administration, her lawyer told FoxNews.com on Friday.Hmm
That's because Joslyn Johnson, whose husband, Rodney Johnson, was killed in 2006, is suing former Houston Police Chief Harold Hurtt for failing to enforce federal immigration laws. She claims her husband would be alive today if the city had bothered to check up on the gunman's immigration status.
Now that Hurtt is taking a job to oversee partnerships between federal and local officials with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Johnson -- and other critics -- say they're concerned the official who resisted immigration enforcement in Houston will now be in charge of promoting it.
"She was shocked at the irony," Johnson's attorney, Ben Dominguez, said.
As a police chief, Hurtt was a supporter of "sanctuary city" policies, by which illegal immigrants who don't commit crimes can live without fear of exposure or detainment because police don't check for immigration papers. During his tenure as Houston police chief, he criticized ICE's key program that draws on local law enforcement's support. He said in 2008 that local police "don't want to be immigration officers." He described that as a burden on the force.
Oh My: Animation of Al Gore's Massage Encounter - Alternate Headline: Manbearpig Porn
AFL-CIO Economist Ken Blackwell Calls FNC's Cavuto a A**hole On Live TV
Stay classy Blackwell.
Hezbollah (Party of God) A Risk At Border - U.S. Border
Congresswoman Raises Red Flag on Hezbollah-Cartel Nexus on U.S. BorderI don't imagine HS wants to report how Hezbollah is already inside the U.S. Obi One's administration is too preoccupied with challenging Arizona's immigration law. Besides, that would throw a monkey wrench into their up and coming lawsuit.
In her letter to Napolitano, Rep. Sue Myrick, R-N.C., called on Homeland Security to find out and report more on the extent of the problem. She cited several troubling developments that would point to Hezbollah creeping closer to and inside the United States, with the help of Mexican drug gangs.
Hezbollah's main site entry
Hezbollahs (English): Islamic Resistance in Lebanon
Al--Manor TV (Arabic):(Lebanon) Hizbollah's Beirut-based television station
Envoy: Obama Is America's "Educator in Chief on Islam", Will Support Criminalizing Defamation of Religion
What religion might that be?:
Rashad Hussain, America’s special envoy to the Organization for the Islamic Conference (OIC), the Saudi-based body formed in 1969 to “protect” Jerusalem from the Israelis, announced a new title this week for President Barack Obama. According to Hussain, Obama is America’s “Educator-in-Chief on Islam.”Oh goody, we can look forward to protecting the ROPMA and their useful organizations who support terrorism such as ISNA. One cannot mention ISNA without including their link to the Muslim Brotherhood.
Hussain so designated Obama in a keynote speech Wednesday, June 23, at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The occasion was another “post-Cairo” conference, following on the event that welcomed Islamist ideologue Tariq Ramadan to Washington in April. Hussain also declared that Obama is “Educator-in-Chief” on the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, which has produced diplomatic and political events around the capital for some years. Hussain affirmed with satisfaction that presidential iftar dinners, where the fast is broken after sundown, and which had formerly been limited to diplomats from Muslim countries, now welcomed American Muslims from throughout society.
In his remarks, Hussain also congratulated Obama for sending Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser, to last year’s annual convention of the [terror tied...ed]Islamic Society of North America [ISNA], a notorious front for Saudi-financed Muslim radicalism. Worse, Hussain has now divulged that the U.S. will support the OIC in the latter’s United Nations effort to criminalize “defamation of religion” widely perceived as a measure to suppress criticism of Muslim practices that violate human rights. "The OIC and the Obama administration will work together in the UN on the issue of defamation of religion, especially in Europe," said Hussain.
Thanks to Andrea
WH Changing It's Story On Terrorist Sympathizer Rashad Hussain
Video: Obama's Muslim Envoy Rashad Hussain Sympathetic To Sami Al-Arian But WH Denies
Terror-tied ISNA official teaching troops at Ft Hood about to deploy to Afghanistan, wrote of "preemptive strikes" against Islam's enemies(UPDATED) It gets worse
Beating Wife in Islam-Dr. Zakir Naik (Update)
"Allah has permitted men to beat the wife lightly".
Let's revisit some sayings of the quotable Zakir Naik:This image says all:
"People who change their religion should face the death penalty"
"If he [Osama Bin Laden] is terrorising the terrorists, if he is terrorising America the terrorist ... I am with him. Every Muslim should be a terrorist."
And he has said western women make themselves "more susceptible to rape" by wearing "revealing" clothing.
Update: Excellent article & must read by Steven Salinsky@MEMRI:
Islamist Preacher Zakir Naik, Barred from U.K. and Canada – An Ideological Profile
US Designates Caucasus Emirate Leader Doku Umarov a Global Terrorist
Hmmm, I wonder if this had anything to do with Obi One & Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's recent love fest. Don't get me wrong, this is a good thing and about time this happened.
Dokku Umarov, the leader of the Islamic Caucasus Emirate, al Qaeda's affiliate in the Caucasus, was thought to have been killed last fall but has since reemerged. You can read a translation of his latest statement here, or watch his video here.Probably related:
Two days ago, the US State Department designated Doku Umarov, the top leader of the al Qaeda-linked Caucasus Emirate, as a global terrorist under under Presidential Executive Order 13224.
The designation allows the US to freeze Umarov's assets, prevents him from using financial institutions, and prosecute him for terrorist activities.[Read more..]
Good News: Al Qaeda Courier Out of Jail After Only 5 Years
Contemptible. Andrew "Yusef Abdullah" Rowe is suspected of being an important al Qaeda courier, using his UK passport and non-Arab/Pakistani background to move freely back and forth between Britain and places like Afghanistan and Pakistan. He also fought as a volunteer as a mujahideen in Bosnia.
When he was picked up in France in 2005, his socks tested positive for explosives. Rowe claimed the socks were used to clean mortar barrels in Bosnia. But that was ten years earlier. Who has socks from ten years ago laying around the house? And if the socks really were ten years old, wouldn't you think he had washed them at hundreds of times since then?
In the end, he was convicted only on the possessing terrorist material charges. Incidentally, one of the things he was found with was an instruction manual on how to fire mortars.
For that, he got two fifteen year sentence. But because the sentences ran concurrently, it meant that he would be up for parole in 10 years. Now, five years later, we see what justice means to the feckless Brits.
One of Britain's most dangerous al-Qaeda terrorists was yesterday released from jail more than two years early.There was a time when the English would hang you for petty crimes. Now you can be a traitor -- long considered the worst crime in all nation-states -- and you're out in five years.
Sock bomber Andrew Rowe, 39, spent last night at a hostel in London, after automatic release, despite warnings he poses an "imminent high risk" of re-offending.
This is what happens when a sense of compassion becomes disproportionate to justice.
Operation Homefront Receives $1M From Outback Steakhouse
That's so awesome! Hats off to Outback Steakhouse & Country Music star Tim McGraw
TAMPA, Fla., June 25, 2010 – A month-long campaign culminated yesterday with a $1 million gift from a restaurant chain to a nonprofit troop-support organization.More below fold including Tim McGraw Southern Voice Tour: Live Like You Were Dying live in Des Moines, IA
Operation Homefront received the donation at a reception held in an Outback Steakhouse restaurant here.
Participating Outback Steakhouse restaurants around the country held a “Thanks for Giving” campaign in March, in which customers could demonstrate support for the nation’s servicemembers by ordering from a special “Red, White and Bloomin’” menu. A portion of the proceeds from menu sales during the March initiative contributed to the $1 million commitment Outback Steakhouse made to Operation Homefront, officials said.
“The generosity of Outback Steakhouse is an incredible testament of sustaining support to our servicemembers and their families,” said Jim Knotts, chief executive officer of Operation Homefront. “With the ongoing deployments in Iraq, increased deployments to Afghanistan and severe economic challenges, the needs are greater than ever for basic necessities like food, utilities and rent. We know military families struggle in meeting the most basic of needs, and this generous $1 million donation will make a significant difference.
“As a result of Outback Steakhouse and country music superstar Tim McGraw's collaborative efforts,” Knotts continued, “we are genuinely privileged to be able to accept this donation and thereby continue to serve our country by serving military families. Thank you for your continued partnership in this most-honorable endeavor.”
Liz Smith, CEO of OSI Restaurant Partners -- a company that owns several restaurant chains, including Outback -- thanked servicemembers and their families for their service, and Outback customers for their support.
“The sacrifices that our troops and their families make so that we can enjoy the freedoms we have in the United States is something Outback employees have recognized and appreciated since we opened our doors 22 years ago,” she said. “As we express our sincere appreciation to those serving our country, we would also like to thank the countless Americans who rallied behind our ‘Thanks for Giving’ program.”
In addition, Outback partnered with country music superstar Tim McGraw during his “Southern Voice” concert tour. Proceeds from a Southern Voice commemorative T-shirt also will be donated to Operation Homefront.
Operation Homefront provides direct services that alleviate emergency financial burdens for servicemembers and their families, as well as counseling and recovery support.God Bless our military. They are my heroes and deserve our support.
The group provides financial assistance with checks paid directly to mortgage lenders, auto mechanics, contractors, hospitals, doctors, dentists and other providers within 24 to 72 hours of receiving a complete application. Services include emergency food; emergency home repairs; financial assistance; critical baby items such as formula, food and diapers; vehicle repairs and donations; furniture; and household items.
Operation Homefront also operates two Operation Homefront Villages that offer free transitional housing where wounded warriors can live with their families as they undergo treatment in Washington, D.C., or San Antonio.
Marrying Your Step Mom is Gross, But is it Rape?
Well, according to Muslim clerics in India the answer is yes. And under Islamic law, the punishment for rape is death.
Which makes one wonder if Woody Allen would be stoned to death should he be prosecuted under Islamic law? Hey, what's good for the gander ....
Hounded by family, friends and relatives, the couple has gone into hiding again after the Islamic seminary of Darul Uloom, Deoband, has denounced the union as null and void. The terse edict delivered by the fatwa department on Wednesday, maintains that relationship with a mother, even if she is a step-mother, is sacrosanct. Therefore, the union will be deemed to be rape and the violators of the sharia will evoke the stringent punishment as per the tenets of Islam.Thanks to Herr Oyal Clintoness.
60th Anniversary: Remembering The 'Forgotten War' Through Film Part-1
Via Brad Schaeffer at Big Hollywood
Hopefully my two-cents about the films in this five-part series will help if you are looking for a way to honor those veterans, living and dead, who deserve to be remembered today, June 25th, the 60th anniversary of the Korean War. Perhaps it is time Hollywood revisit the subject of this war anew. The question is, would anyone pay to see such films today?[I certainly would...ed]Sadly, fighting communists is not a subject Hollywood liberals care to partake of. Remember Vietnam? Leftist, Jane Fonda, Students for a Democratic Society, Revolutionary Youth Movement, Timothy Leary, Black Panthers[Eric Holder refuses to file suit against them...ed], Obi One's bud Weather Underground assmaggots unrepentant terrorists Bill Ayers, Bernadine Dorn, Cuba, etc. aided our withdrawal from Vietnam.
Regardless, I wish to extend my gratitude to all those soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who served in the Korean War. Please know that your memory does live on … in our hearts if not in our theatres.
Below is the only film in this series produced within the last four decades, and that it is not from Hollywood but rather Korea itself underscores the meaning of “the forgotten war.” It may be forgotten to the American people, but as Tae Guk Gi: Brotherhood Of War aptly reveals, it is still very much a part of the Korean psyche.[Read more..]
God Bless all Korean War veterans & All veterans serving/served. I will never forget you or the "Forgotten War' you fought in. You are my heroes.
Must see video below the fold.
While searching for Korean War+Hollywood I found this:
The film received a standing ovation at the 2010 GI Film festival.
Every first-time director has a story about the sacrifice they made to see their film make it to the silver screen.Also found this site Chosin Reservoir. Very humbling to read..
For Brian Iglesias, that story began during his two tours in Iraq as an infantry platoon commander in the USMC. Upon his return to the states he cashed out a life insurance policy and put every penny he had into traveling the country to film the brave men that fought in the Korean War’s Battle of Chosin Reservoir. Iglesias and his co-producer Anton Sattler, himself a Marine Captain, lived on “milkshakes, MREs and Red Bull” for months to bring the documentary film Chosin to life.[More..]
AWOL Afghans Found ... on Facebook!
Who can't you find on Facebook? I mean, other than me -- who got suspended after a concerted effort by terrorist sympathizers to get me booted.
Rusty? No. Missing Afghans? Yes. FoxNews.com exclusive:
At least 11 of the 17 members of the Afghan military who went AWOL from an Air Force base in Texas and are considered deserters by their nation have turned up in the exact place you'd expect to find them in the year 2010.Heh. Some of them seemed to have skipped town to live the MTV version of the American dream ... in Canada.
They're on Facebook.
Others? Not so much:
But others have friends whose motives may be much more sinister. Some belong to the “Afghanistan Mujahideen” group, a page that features, among other content, videos from the American-born Al Qaeda spokesman Adam Gadahn, a.k.a. Azzam the American. [READ THE REST]Nothing to see here folks, move along.
Remember Dem Rep Who Stated 'Guam Might Tip Over & Capsize'? He's At It Again
Channeling George Soros....
File this under loonie libs/you just can't make this sh*t up.
Tea Party Protest Forces Lockdown of an Entire City
Did I say tea party protest?
Sorry - I meant the annual leftwing/progressive riot-masquerading-as-political-protest known as the G-20 summit in Toronto. The police have had to practically institute martial law in an effort to deter and prevent the widespread rioting and destruction that these leftwing thugs bring to whatever city the descend upon.
To boot, they had to MOVE the professional baseball game from Toronto to Philly because of this leftwing/progressive violence-and-hate-fest.
Did we cancel any baseball games becuase of tea party protests in the host cities? Did we ever have to shut down large parts of cities because of tea party protesters? How many arrests were there across the country at tea party protests - apart from violent liberals and Obama supporters attacking peaceful protesters?
Vietnam Going Nuclear
(Hanoi, Vietnam) Notably, there once was a time when the United States led the world in commercial nuclear power technology. That time is distant history.
Vietnam has announced plans to build eight nuclear power plants by 2030 as the Southeast Asian country strives to meet rising energy demand.Vietnam has already signed a deal with Russia to build the first plant.
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved eight nuclear facilities, each with at least four reactors, to be built in central Vietnam with the total output of 15,000 megawatts to 16,000 megawatts over the next two decades, the government said on its Web site Wednesday.
June 24, 2010
"Leader of al Qaeda in the UK" Sentenced to 5 Years -- Rusty Testified at Trial **Sticky**
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You'll note the quotation marks in the headline about the convicted online terror supporter Ishaq Kanmi. When I first started following the antics of "Umar Rabie al-Khalifah, the Leader of al Qaeda in Britain" I strongly suspected he was no such thing. But the fact that he was lying about being a leader of al Qaeda never suggested to me that he wasn't dangerous.
After all, this was a guy who was trolling the internet for volunteer suicide bombers to kill civilians. His worst offense was that he encouraged others to do what he himself, sadly, may never have gotten around to doing: becoming a martyr.
Kanmi and I are old acquaintances from our days on the Infovlad forum. Me as an administrator and Kanmi, using several aliases, as a cheerleader for al Qaeda. We even exchanged an email or two.
Hence, my involvement in the case was as a witness. I haven't spoken much publicly about this case because of my involvement, but it was not, as some have presumed, as an "expert witness". I had first hand knowledge of Kanmi's internet based crimes, and so that is what I testified to in court. Nothing else.
In fact, it was me that first notified the authorities about Kanmi's claims of being connected to al Qaeda and making the original death threats after tracing him to a public computer in Blackburn. Later, when Kanmi's threats were posted on an even bigger and more well connected jihad forum, the authorities took notice of him on their own.
Announcement banner posted by Kanmi of the creation of al Qaeda in Britain
At some point this led to them filming Kanmi using a computer at a public library downloading jihadi material -- a criminal offense in the UK. But it wasn't until Kanmi was about to leave the country that the police arrested him and his co-conspirators. In between his first threat and his arrest, Kanmi hooked up with a few other radicals in his area. They called themselves "The Blackburn Resistance" and even filmed themselves playing at being mujahideen [Video below].
I can't say whether the group would have ever done anything violent. They certainly came off as at least potentially dangerous in the video and online.
I first turned over evidence I had about Kanmi to the authorites in 2008. A big thanks goes out to a collaborator who helped me assemble the evidence. I'm not sure if he wishes to be publicly named at this point, but without his help there was no way I could have gathered this information. Thank you. You know who you are.
I then testified at Kanmi's trial last year. Because of the many death threats I've had over the years, I was allowed to testify under my pen name "Rusty Shackelford".
Here's how one newspaper put it last summer:
AN AMERICAN website moderator alerted police to a terror plot due to a message posted on the internet by a Blackburn man, a court heard.Beyond the professionalism and the courtesies showed to me by Manchester's finest, I'm not sure what else to say about the trial except that some of the defense lawyers questions were ... bizarre. Including one "A Few Good Men" moment where I was accused, in a rather accusatory and loud voice, of being a liar.
The moderator of the Infovlad forum website told Preston Crown Court he contacted the Metropolitan Police when a user named Sheikh posted that he would carry out a suicide mission in London.
The user’s IP address was traced to 23-year-old Ishaq Kanmi, of Cromwell Street, Audley, Black-burn, the court heard....
The moderator, who was giving evidence under the pseudonym of Rusty Shackleford after an order was granted to protect his identity, said: “Another moderator deleted the post, but I saved it and gave it to the police.
"I called someone at the Metropolitan Police and emailed to someone working in the counter-terrorism unit.”
He added that, after reading a BBC report that a Britain had announced he was the UK al Qaida leader, he emailed the former Infovlad user to ask if he was the same person.
The moderator told the court: “He replied ‘yes’ and there would be an announcement. It got my attention.”
There were also some odd insinuations that I was a pawn in a vast conspiracy to entrap Kanmi. Weird.
And for you King of the Hill fans who understand about the name Rusty Shackleford, I was actually asked at one point if, well, here's one press report of the exchange:
Cross-examining the moderator, defence solicitor David Gottlieb pointed out that the pseudonym was the name used by character David Gribble in television show King of the Hill when ordering a pizza.Yes, that actually happened!
Mr Gottlieb said: “Gribble is a heavy smoking gun fanatic who believes any conspiracy theory available.
“Would that describe you in real life?”
The moderator replied: “No it would not.”
Mostly I just testified about my email exchanges between myself and Kanmi. Kanmi had admitted to me in the emails that he was indeed the same person that had made the online threats using the "Umar Rabie" moniker. He even repeated the threat.
I also testified about certain personal information I had about Kanmi's online activities because of my status as an administrator on the now defunct Infovlad forum.
Kanmi was an active member of the forum for some time before he made the threats, and had developed some standing with some of the other hardcore jihad followers. Many of those members now run two other jihad forums: The Anti-Imperialist Muslim Forum was created by Infovlad members who I had either kicked out or who didn't like my involvement as an administrator; and the Ansar al-Mujahideen English Forum, which is staffed by a who's who of former Infovlad members.
Best part? All the robes and wigs.
Also, calling the judge "Your Lordship". Caveat: the judge, knowing I was from the US, told me that it was okay just to call him sir. But, come on, why would I ever pass up the opportunity at calling someone "me Lord"?
In the end, Kanmi pleaded guilty. I can only hope the evidence I provided made his lawyers think a second time about the original not-guilty plea. But, to be honest, I've no idea. Perhaps my testimony and the evidence I turned over didn't do a thing. I'm not sure what Kanmi could say after he was filmed logging in to a jihadi forum as Umar Rabie.
Today he was sentenced to five years:
A man who posed as the British leader of al-Qaida in calling for the assassination of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown was jailed for five years today....I am a bit surprised by the five year sentence. It seems kind of lite.
He composed the internet messages on a public computer at the Central Library in Blackburn, Lancashire, where a surveillance operation was set up to catch him in the act. Officers stood behind Kanmi and captured him on camera openly downloading jihadi material. On one occasion he watched a video of guns being fired into the air....
"This defendant between May 2007 and until his arrest in August 2008 effectively devoted his time and energy for hours and days on end to further his aims. We will never know what, if any, success he had," he said.
On Kanmi's plea for martyrdom, the judge added: "We will never know whether out there some young man has turned to thoughts of violence in the cause. If there was not such a person it was not for want of trying on the defendant's part."...
Krenar Lusha, 30, was caught downloading a video on how to blow people up when police burst into his home in Derby. Officers also discovered 72 litres of petrol in the cellar of his terrace house and computer documents such as The Bomb Book and videos including Mobile Detonators.
Following a trial at Manchester crown court, Iqbal, a former classmate of Kanmi, was sentenced in March to two years in jail for dissemination of terrorist material and one year for preparing for acts of terrorism, to run concurrently.
He received sentences of five years' imprisonment for all his offences, apart from one count of dissemination in which he was given a four-year jail term. All sentences are to run concurrently.
One of his co-conspirators in the "Blackburn Resistance", Krenar Lusha, was given 7 years -- even though Kanmi was clearly the ringleader. But the lighter sentence probably reflects the holding off of several charges in return for a guilty plea -- the British equivalent to a plea bargain.
In any event, the case is now closed so I can move on to bigger and better things. I'm proud that I was able to be of a little service in first tipping off and then helping in the prosecution of this terrorist supporting scumbag. And that his surveillance also led the authorities to at least two others who had aspirations of doing harm to the innocents of the UK.
We once had an entire "Umar Rabie" archive here at the Jawa Report. But once it became clear that I was going to be involved in the prosecution's case against Kanmi, we made the decision to delete the archive. I'm going to restore the archive and I'll put links below the "Blackburn Resistance" video below to any of our previous stories that I can find.
Previous Posts on Umar Rabie:
Another Online "Pal" of Rusty's Found Guilty on Terror Charges
'Al Qaeda in Britain' Leader was Imam in Finland? 3 Appear in Court
Three Charged in 'al Qaeda in Britain' Plot; Umar Rabie ID'd
Fourth Arrested in Umar Rabie "al Qaeda in UK" Plot
Man Identified in "al Qaeda in Britain" Cell
Notorious al Qaeda Sympathizer was Security Guard
Emir of al Qaeda in Britain Arrested
Al-Qaeda to Britain..Leave Iraq and Afghanistan
Good News: "al Qaeda in Britain" Announced
Lulz Alert: Arizona Doesn't Share A Border With Mexico
So says Democrat County Supervisor Peggy West of Milwaukee. She is testifying in favor of a boycott.
Update: A commenter at HA wondered if she was related to this person:
..........Fruits & vegetables grow on trees. East coast has slaves & they believe in slavery & made in China. West coast, the new west coast doesn't believe in that.........
Did she grow on a fruit tree?
File this under you just can't make this sh*t up
Veterans and Suicide - We Must Overcome
Yes, we must overcome. Veterans deserve quality mental health counseling now, they put their life on the line for us. We owe it to them.
God Bless all serving/served. You are all heroes to me.
Judge Faces Death Threats After BP Gulf Oil Drilling Moratorium Ruling
First, today he refused to delay ruling as was requested by the Justice Dept. That's good news!
On to the death threats: BayouBuzz
New Orleans--While many Americans undoubtedly agree with the decision of U.S. District Court Judge Martin Feldman to overturn the Obama administration’s moratorium on deep water drilling, not everyone is happy. In fact, the Judge is now receiving death threats in the aftermath of his bold ruling.Also, some are trying to smear him by using outdated information. They claim he had a conflict of interest by owning stock in Transocean, Ltd and Halliburton. Problem is, he no longer owns them.
Last night, Feldman served as a celebrity judge at a cooking contest at a school gymnasium in Uptown New Orleans. Due to the threats, Feldman was accompanied by a federal marshal security team.
It is a sad indictment of our society today that a judge with such a sterling record of integrity and service to his country would be subject to such threats. Feldman was appointed to the federal bench by President Reagan in 1983. Today, he is in the eye of a political hurricane unlike anything he has ever experienced.
h/t Mean Kitteh
Within 48 hours after President Obama issued the six-month moratorium on deep-water drilling, the George Soros-backed Brazilian oil company, Petrobras, contacted a large New Orleans company, Laborde Marine, which services the deep-water drilling market. The company was seeking to lease all its vessels. “If the moratorium on deep-water drilling is not lifted, 33 semi-submersible rigs and/or drill ships affected will simply go to other countries where they will be well received, such as Brazil,” Cliffe F. Laborde and J. Peter Laborde, Jr. wrote in a June 4 letter to their Louisiana Senators.Hmmm
Could this be merely a happy coincidence for George Soros, the major financial backer of Obama’s presidential campaign who also has $811 million invested in the Brazilian oil company, Petrobras? Wasn’t it enough of a payback to Soros when the Obama Administration loaned up to $10 billion to Petrobras? Soros, with his far left-wing organization, MoveOn, is called the Godfather of world socialism. But most relevant currently is that he has been an enthusiastic proponent of global warming and environmental liberalism. He has urged adoption of a global carbon tax. Could it be more than coincidence that his position is strikingly similar to what Obama called for in his June 14 Oval Office speech on the Gulf oil spill and future energy actions?
Veterans, Leaders Gather To Remember The Korean War
Tomorrow, June 25th, it will have been sixty years since the beginning of the Korean War in 1950.
Fort Leavenworth, Kan. —Video below fold of Korean War commemoration ceremony in the Pentagon courtyard.
On June 25, 1950, President Harry S. Truman was at his home in Independence, Mo., when he received a call from Secretary of State Dean Acheson.“Mr. President, I have some serious news,” Acheson said. “The North Koreans have invaded South Korea.”
Nearly 60 years later, veterans, politicians, diplomats, service members and family members gathered at the Community of Christ Auditorium June 21, a few blocks from Truman’s home, to commemorate the start of the Korean War.
The Korean War veterans appreciation ceremony, hosted by the Harry S. Truman Library, the Truman Library Institute and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, attracted about 400 veterans and families, as well as many well-wishers, including a contingent of Command and General Staff College students and Fort Leavenworth leaders.
Speaking at the event were Truman’s grandson Clifton Truman Daniel, South Korean Consul General Chul Huh, Rep. Ike Skelton of Missouri, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II of Missouri, Sen. Christopher S. “Kit” Bond of Missouri, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, and featured speaker Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of U.S. Central Command.
Click stop or it will keep playing.
God Bless those who fought and those who gave all. They are my heroes.
Minnesota Man Indicted for Internet Hacking, Making Threats to the Vice President
Barry Vincent Ardolf hacked into his neighbors wireless internet provider, used that to open numerous e-mail accounts. He sent death threats to Biden, Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Minnesota State Rep. Tim Sanders and a Blaine police captain using the neighbors IP. Also used the email accounts to send child porn to the neighbors co-workers, again using neighbors IP.
Quite a Assmaggot
Good News! Venezuela To Nationalize U.S. Firms Oil Rigs
Ain't socialism grand!
CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela will nationalize a fleet of oil rigs belonging to U.S. company Helmerich and Payne, the latest takeover in a push to socialism as President Hugo Chavez struggles with lower oil output and a recession.No worries here, yet.
A former soldier inspired by Cuba's Fidel Castro, Chavez has made energy nationalization the linchpin in his 'revolution'. He has also taken over assets in telecommunications, power, steel and banking.
The 11 drilling rigs have been idled for months following a dispute over pending payments by the OPEC member's state oil company PDVSA. Oil Minister Rafael Ramirez said on Wednesday the rigs, the Oklahoma-based company's entire Venezuelan fleet, were being nationalized to bring them back into production[...]
The takeover of Helmerich and Payne's rigs was not a surprise, considering Chavez penchant for nationalizations and the company's refusal to work before being paid the $49 million it has invoiced PDVSA.
One Slain, Five Wounded At Oakland Vigil For Gunshot Victim
Nineteen-year-old Rachael Green held her high school diploma in her hands June 15. One week later she died after being shot during a candlelight vigil for a classmate who was killed just days before.RIP young one. Thoughts are prayers for the family of Rachael Green as well as for the wounded & their families.
Gunmen opened fire on the group gathered in West Oakland at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, killing Green and wounding five people.
The shooting happened in a parking lot of the Acorn apartment complex in the 1100 block of Eighth Street, about a half-block from where the Oakland police union held a news conference Monday. The union had denounced city plans to lay off police officers, saying it would make the city more dangerous.
h.t Kenny Solomon
"I Want Your Money" Teaser Trailer
ABOUT THE MOVIE
Ray Griggs, the director of the film comedy Super Capers (2009) and Wind In The Willows (pre-production), has assembled an all-star cast of prominent voices in America – past and present – to debate the perils of “big government” in the rousing feature film documentary I Want Your Money.
The movie features arguably the most hilarious political parody animations ever created, featuring Barack Obama being “schooled” by Ronald Reagan (both inside and outside a boxing ring), while an ensemble of politicians from Bill Clinton, George Bush and Arnold Schwarzenegger, to Sarah Palin, Nancy Pelosi and Hilary Clinton chime in.
Combining in-depth interviews, fiery criticism and politically charged animated sequences,
I Want Your Money is a no-holds-barred critique of the vast expansion of the federal government under the Obama Administration.
The film also features insightful interviews with leaders like Newt Gingrich, Steve Forbes, Mike Huckabee, John Stossel, and former California governor Pete Wilson (among many others), as well archival footage of Franklin Roosevelt, Lyndon Johnson and Jimmy Carter.
I Want Your Money will premiere in movie theaters this Fall.
YouTube Jihadis Sentenced to 10 Years Each in Pakistan
I wonder if Pakistani prisons are exactly like Turkish prisons ... or worse?
Remember, these guys had been in contact with someone in Pakistan through YouTube who claimed could help them hood up with Islamist terrorists there.
A Pakistani anti-terrorism court on Thursday awarded 10 years imprisonment to each of the five US terror suspects who were arrested from Punjab province's Sargodha District in December 2009.All their friends back in the US are *shocked* that these quiet and devout Muslims would ever try to hook up with violent Islamists in Pakistan. Their rationale goes something like, it's not possible that active members of the Muslim Students Association could ever be extremists.
Waqar Husain Khan, 22 (Virginia), Ahmed Abdullah Mani, 20 (Virginia), Ramay S Zamzam, 22 (Egypt), Iman Hasan Yamar, 17 (California), and Omar Farouk, 24 (Virginia) were arrested on charges of plotting terror attacks across Pakistan, The News reports.
The five 'jihad seekers' had visited a religious seminary linked to the outlawed Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) in Hyderabad and were on their way to terror camps based in the volatile Waziristan region
That's some great logic you got there.
SecLabor Pushes Min Wage for Illegals
(Washington) Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis is pleading for illegals to complain if they don't think they are being paid the money they have earned. Sec Solis has distributed a telephone number for the illegals to call.
Consequently, complaints by illegal aliens regarding pay scales will likely prompt protests from another group of low-wage earners -- America's prison population. Last I noticed, the average wage paid to an incarcerated individual in a U.S. prison is less than 20 cents per hour.
Now, it seems to me that a person in prison for committing illegal acts should not be paid more nor less than a person who has avoided prison after committing illegal acts.
Therefore, it would seem prudent for employers to immediately start paying all illegals at the 15 or 20 cents per hour rate received by prisoners in the U.S. penitentiary systems. It is totally unfair for illegal alien border-crossers to be denied the benefits of incarceration.
Illinois Police Revoke 1st Muslim Chaplain Post
Via Rahm at Terror Free Somalia:
CHICAGO — The Illinois State Police has revoked the appointment of the agency's first Muslim chaplain, citing only information revealed during a background check. A national Muslim advocacy group Wednesday blamed the move on Islamophobia.Read it all.
Kifah Mustapha, a Chicago-area imam, was appointed the agency's first Muslim chaplain in December. Community groups had praised Mustapha's appointment as a nod to the growing diversity among the agency's nearly 2,000 officers
But within days, the appointment came under criticism from the Investigative Project on Terrorism, a Washington-based think tank.
The group alleged that Mustapha was linked to the Palestine Committee of the fundamentalist Muslim Brotherhood, a popular movement in the Muslim world that advocates the formation of Islamic governments in the Middle East. It also alleged he raised money for the Holy Land Foundation, a now-defunct Islamic charity whose founders were sentenced last year for funneling money to the Palestinian militant group Hamas. The group cited internal documents and a list of unindicted co-conspirators.
If you agree with what the Illinois police did, then you must be
islamaphobic not a dhimmi.
"I realized just how crazy and insidious [Al Gore] was."
Okay, so it wasn't "rape" -- but it is a rather creepy unwanted sexual advances. A lot of them. It sounds like he doesn't get "no" very often.
If true, it appears that Al Gore is the insufferable prick I've long thought he was.
You got to love the line about him pleading with the masseuse to "release his second chakra". It's kind of pathetic, no?
And the way he uses anti-Bush themed songs as a way to get laid. Seriously, does that stuff work? Because if it does, I have a buddy going through a prolonged dry spell who really needs to change up his Pandora account.
It also makes Gore out to be a first rate jack ass. A real prick on top of a verty tall prick pyramid. Which, I think, you already knew and which also goes a long way towards explaining the recent Gore breakup.
Go read the entire original police complaint here with the caveat of a content warning.
Thanks to Son of Liberty.
Al X? Man Charged With Having Sex With Horses
Nope, not Al X:
A 37-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly having sex with several horses, police said.The crazy dude definitley doesn't have horse sense. Lulz
Byron Christopher Jordan was apparently caught in the act Tuesday morning by the owner of the horses, who called Covington police. Jordan was charged with bestiality, a felony in Georgia, and with giving an officer a false name.
Lt. Wendell Wagstaff told the Covington News that Jordan was wearing only dirty pajama bottoms with the fly open. He also reportedly had a strong odor, according to the report
Kinda related, post by Hetz Shahor:
Al X wants $20,000 or...what, exactly?
Internet Haganah notes that Al X of Revolution Muslim - a loyal fan of The Jawa Report, to be sure - has released a new audio message. In it Mr. X addresses both Rusty and the FBI. To the latter he offers to leave the country, sort of, not completely, but kind of, and in a year, or maybe two months, in exchange for having his school loans paid off and $20,000 dropped into his bank account, at which point he's gone.
Listen for yourself$20,000 would buy a lot of horses, showers, & new jammies wouldn't it?
But again, he is not the man arrested. I do not mean to imply Al X would have sex with horses, I do not know Al X personally, I have only followed him on teh web. He talks crazy, lives in Georgia, so I automatically thought of him.
GARY FAULKNER: Hunt For Bin Laden
"I was never arrested".
Quite a interesting fellow.
Yet Another "Islamic Charity" With Terrorist Ties
Guess who used to be on the board of directors for the Kansas-based "Charitable Society for Social Welfare"? Anwar al-Awlaki.
The lesson to be learned here? Never give money to Islamic charities. You never know who or what they're funding.
World Cup Update: Youtube Gettin' Into It
Just to piss off Vinnie.
Click the soccer ball near the bottom right corner of this sweet arse video.
And as a way to apologize to the newly vuvu-disheveled, please enjoy these NSFW soccer images.
Crazy, Kids-Will-Be-Kids Youths At It Again
This time in Germany. Here is the article title: Group of youths attack Jewish dance group
A Jewish dance group was attacked with stones by a group of children and teenagers during a performance at a street festival in the Germany city of Hannover, police said Thursday. One dancer suffered a leg injury and the group then canceled their performance.
Police said the incident is under investigation and that they do not have an exact number of attackers yet. Schiewe said there were several Muslim immigrant youths among the attackers.
Two suspects, a 14-year-old and a 19-year-old, were being questioned, he said.
Now I'm not one to prematurely judge, especially with limited knowledge of the actual event, but I will anyway. Headline should read: At least one adult being questioned for attempted murder in a hate crime.
North Korea Moves To Restore International Status and Significance
By demanding 65 Triiiiiiiiiillion dollars/pinky in mouth.
On the eve of 60th anniversary of the start of the Korean War, Kim Jung Chill gets a shade more crazy.
Cash-strapped North Korea has demanded the United States pay almost $US65 trillion ($75 trillion) in compensation for six decades of hostility.
The official North Korean news agency, KCNA, says the cost of the damage done by the US since the peninsula was divided in 1945 is estimated at $US64.96 trillion.
The agency said North Koreans have "the justifiable right" to receive the compensation for their blood.
When reached for comment, Kim Jung Il had this to say:
Why is evawyrone so f*ckin' stoopid?
We Need Some War Porn
Repeats but what the hell:
Thanks to WeaselZippers
Update: Howie's "Chase the Ace":
Obi One Chooses Gen Petraeus To Replace Gen McCyrstal And MoveOn. Org Scrubbs Website Of General "Betray Us"
Of course, they may think we have forgotten...we haven't. Also, remember Obi One didn't vote, but voted earlier for another Resolution & Hillary Clinton voted against denouncing the ad.
Via Weasel Zippers
MoveOn Scrubs “General Betray Us” Page From Website . . . Update: Flashback to 2007, Obama Skipped Senate Vote to Condemn MoveOn . . . Update 2: Rationale Page Also Flushed. . .Be sure and read the rest, Zip has screenshots, etc.
It was there the last time Google cache took a screen shot of it (June 18th), so it was scrubbed sometime between then and today. If you try the link now (http://pol.moveon.org/petraeus.htm) it goes to MoveOn’s default page.
The despicable ad was a crowning achievement for MoveOn.org, but their blind obedience to Hope-N-Change has trumped their dignity:
I was wondering how they would react after Obi One choose Gen Petraeus.
Thanks to Son of Liberty
The resolution condemning the ad was sponsored by conservative Republican John Cornyn of Texas. Voting against it were Democratic presidential hopefuls Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York and Christopher Dodd of Connecticut.File this under assmaggots.
Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois, another contender for the Democratic nomination, did not vote, although he voted minutes earlier for an alternative resolution by Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif. That resolution condemned the MoveOn ad as an "unwarranted personal attack," but also condemned political attack ads that questioned the patriotism of Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., and former Sen. Max Cleland, D-Ga., both Vietnam veterans.
In a news conference, President Bush denounced the ad as "disgusting" and criticized Democrats for not immediately condemning it.
"And that leads me to come to this conclusion: that most Democrats are afraid of irritating a left-wing group like MoveOn.org, or more afraid of irritating them, then they are of irritating the United States military," Bush said Thursday.
Eli Pariser, executive director of the liberal group, responded: "What's disgusting is that the president has more interest in political attacks than developing an exit strategy to get our troops out of Iraq and end this awful war."
Update Liberal beotch chimes in:
JaneaneGarofalI screen-capped it but my cropping isn't working right now.
General Betray Us? about 8 hours ago via web
Thanks to Reckless Imp
Update II: Thanks to WhoCaresAnyMore:
Remains Of 72 People Found At World Trade Center Site
The sifting of more than 800 cubic yards (612 cubic meters) of debris recovered from ground zero and underneath roads around the lower Manhattan site began in April and ended Friday.Meanwhile, the Islamic Center & Mosque is still on track to be built. Will they build on remains from Ground Zero? Who knows, but it is ironic a Islamic center & Mosque is named Cordoba
The greatest number of remains – 37 – were found from material underneath West Street, a highway on the west side of ground zero. The new debris was uncovered as construction work made new parts of the site accessible.
The Ground Zero Mosque and ConquestYes, I believe in freedoms to practice ones faith, no one should be denied that. However, the Cordoba House is cloaked in secrecy. What are they hiding and who put up the money for it?
Having worked in Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam and the home of its most extreme form, Wahhabism, I was shocked that a New York City neighborhood community board, in its ignorance, recently voted 29 to 1 to support a request to build a mosque and a Muslim center near Ground Zero.
Muslims have always built mosques on the sites of their conquests. The Prophet Muhammad himself made the Ka'aba, a pagan pantheon, into a mosque after he captured Mecca in 630 CE. The Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem was deliberately built near the Temple Mount, the holiest places in Judaism. The Ummayad mosque in Damascus was built on the site of the Church of Saint John. Babri mosque in Ayodhya, India was built by demolishing a Hindu temple at the site of Hinduism's Lord Rama's birthplace. They built mosques on the sites of thousands of temples throughout India.
The request to build a mosque near the site of the World Trade Center is not accidental. It is astute and deliberate, as is the decision to call the place Cordoba House. Cordoba is city in Spain that resonates mightily in Muslim history. It was the capital of the Islamic empire in Spain. It was the place where Islam established its first caliphate in Europe. The Grand Cordoba Mosque was built where a Visigoth Christian church stood.
Good News!! UN Rights Appointee Pledges to Attack U.S. "Monster" and Israel
Dang, I miss John Bolton.
— As the Geneva-based non-governmental organization UN Watch warned last week, controversial ex-Sandinista Miguel d'Escoto is already abusing his new mandate as advisor to the UN Human Rights Council to promote divisive politics, pledging today on Colombian TV to use his UN podium specifically to target the U.S., which he compared to a "monster," and Israel.Shut the feck up D'Escoto, I don't take kindly to your type.
"A man who has eagerly sided with international criminals such as Iran’s Ahmadinejad and Sudan’s Al-Bashir has no credibility on human rights, and embodies precisely the inverted morality and debased political culture that currently reigns at the UN Human Rights Council, which just this week added Col. Qaddafi's Libya as a member," said UN Watch executive director Hillel Neuer.
"We continue to urge the U.S. government to make clear its objection to d'Escoto's appointment, especially after today's outburst, in which he openly confired his intention to breach UN principles of objectivity and non-selectivity," said Neuer.
Spanish news agency EFE reported today that d'Escoto told Colombian's Channel 12 TV that he will prioritize denouncing the U.S. - Colombian military base agreement before the council. Click here for English summary and here for Spanish original.
According to D’Escoto, America's “foreign bases” in Colombia “constitute a violation of the human rights” of Colombians and neighboring countries.
According to D’Escoto, Nicarauga “already knows the monster from within,” referring to the U.S. use of a Honduran base in its fight against the Sandinista government in Nicaragua from 1979 to 1990.
UN, got any idea what the initials should stand for? I am open to all suggestions.
File this under assmaggots.
h/t Mean Kitteh
RIP Senior Airman Benjamin Daniel White
The sudden, sharp crack of three rifle volleys broke the solemn stillness covering Mountain Home National Cemetery Tuesday morning shortly before Senior Airman Benjamin Daniel White was laid to rest.Thank you for your service Senior Airman Benjamin White, God Bless you, may you RIP...
White, of Erwin, was 24 when he died June 9 in Afghanistan from hostile fire to his helicopter. Three other airmen died with him.
Tuesday at 11 a.m. White was given full military honors from the 20th Fighter Wing/Honor Guard from Shaw Air Force Base, S.C.
White was an elite U.S. Air Force pararescueman. He was trained to save wounded soldiers from combat situations. He was on just such a mission when he was shot down. Those who knew White have said he embodied the pararescueman’s motto, “These things I do so others may live.”
Hundreds of mourners gathered at the cemetery, located in the middle of Johnson City, to honor White’s memory and service. “Taps” played as every veteran and military representative in the crowd stood solemnly at attention, saluting in the direction of the cemetery’s pavilion, where White’s casket had been placed.
White’s family was in the brick, open-air pavilion, partially shielded from the sweltering mid-day summer heat, as final words were said over his body.
The “Taps” bugle was slowly drowned out by the loud rhythmic flight of two military helicopters overhead. The two aircraft faded out over the trees as “Taps” came to a close.
Mourners and those who wanted to pay their respects to the fallen airman were spread across the cemetery, some holding flags blowing in the small breeze. Workers at the nearby Veterans Affairs Medical Center also walked over to the cemetery to see White honored.
Some people were even standing outside the cemetery fence, waving American flags and trying to capture some of the ceremony on camera.
As the ceremony was closing, some of White’s Air Force comrades separately approached the casket, gently placed a marker on top, paused for a moment over White’s remains, saluted their fallen friend, then turned and solemnly marched away.
File this under Heroes.
Thanks to The Bartender
Holy Sh*t: Gore Accused of Rape!
Wow, I always knew that Gore was a two-faced slimebucket, but this? Even I would be shocked to learn this was true.
But, as they say .... too good to fact check! The National Enquirer:
AL GORE has been accused of sexually attacking a masseuse in Portland, Oregon - and is named in the official police report about the alleged assault, The ENQUIRER has learned exclusively...Again, given my image of Al Gore this is hard to fathom. I mean, rape?
Our investigative team uncovered the amazing story just weeks after the former Vice President announced that he and wife TIPPER were ending their 40-year marriage - amidst reports she suspected her husband was involved with "a gorgeous massage therapist."
We have verified the 62-year-old former VP was in Portland at the time of the alleged incident - Oct. 24, 2006 - and we saw the $540 massage bill.
No criminal charges were brought against Gore, but the Portland police prepared a document marked "Confidential Special Report" - which records the explosive allegations of "unwanted sexual contact" by Al Gore "at a local upscale hotel."
Just thinking out loud, though, him asking for an unwanted "happy ending" seems pretty par for the course for pretty much one in the Clinton Administration. That's something easier to believe.
Thanks to Kim Priesthap
Hitler, The Mufti Of Jerusalem And Modern Islamo Nazism Part II
Second in installment:
Radical Islamic Jihad and pan-Arabism in its violent form find a common root in Amin Al Husseini, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem. He is the vector of European fascism into the modern Islamic world, both religious and secular. One cannot understand today's turbulent world without this information.To be continued..
BEFORE AMIN AL-HUSSEINI, JEWS AND MUSLIMS LIVED SIDE-BY-SIDE WITH MEMBERS OF OTHER RELIGIONS THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA FOR CENTURIES.
From The Armenian Genocide to the Hijacking of the Muslim World:
1893 Amin Al-Husseini. Born in Jerusalem under Ottoman rule
Husseini’s First Taste of Jihad Allegiance to Ottoman Empire:
Amin Al-Husseini swears allegiance to the Ottoman Empire during the Armenian genocide [i] . [ii] He is an officer stationed in Smyrna and participates first-hand in the Armenian genocide. One and a half million Christians are slaughtered under the sword of Islamic Jihad by the Ottoman Army. Allegiance to Ottoman Empire and Islamic world take-over will be echoed by Osama Bin Laden in his post-September 11th declaration
"Before he was Asadullah Alshishani - an allegedly Chechen-American al-Qaida activist and poet extraordinaire - he was an "Assistant Deputy Reichsleiter". That was a few years ago, and he was still in high school. File under "You Can't Make This Sh*t Up"Image below fold:
Obama vs McChrystal: The Thin Skinned Wimp Asserts His Authoritay [BUMPED/UPDATE: Prom Committee Chair fires Varsity Football Captain]
UPDATE headline stolen from jcrue in the comments. I think it pretty much sums up McChrystal's firing. I don't have much time to add to the already lengthy post below, but if someone was going to take over then I agree with Patrick and I'm glad it was Patreaus. Let's hope he straps on a pair and he and Gates can gang up on the small-footprint people, like Biden, to get 'er done.
UPDATE II: I suspect all the outrage over McChrystal's so-called insubordination are coming from people who have only read the pull quotes from the Rolling Stone article and didn't actually bother to read the article itself.
I honestly don't get this whole McChrystal thing. I've read the Rolling Stone article. There's nothing in there that could possibly be considered insubordination. The worst diss in it is against Vice President Biden, which isn't really that bad in my mind. Juvenile? Maybe, but not nearly as bad as it's being portrayed. But besides that Biden isn't even in the chain of command!
Sure, McChrystal says some stuff about Ikenberry, but this is, er, news? We've known about the McChrystal-DOD feud with the Ikenberry-State Department for many months now. I didn't hear any one call McChrystal insubordinate back then.
And, again, Ikenberry isn't in the chain of command either.
The only criticism of Obama -- who is clearly in the chain of command -- is from an aide. And the criticism isn't nearly as bad as it's being portrayed in the media. It's rather, well, humanizing. Which is kind of the point of these lame human interest articles: our military leaders are human.
It's like The Oprah Winfrey Show in print, only with a couple of dirty jokes and obscure references thrown in there to make the readers think they are in some kind of cutting edge and exclusive hipster club.
But the second-hand and mild criticism does one thing that neither the media nor the White House can tolerate: it suggests that Obama isn't the lazer beam focused genius that they like to portray him as.
In fact the criticism, if we can even call it that, makes him seem rather disengaged. Which is the narrative the media had for Bush, not Obama.
Saying that McChrystal was disappointed because Obama once seemed disengaged because a meeting with a politician turned out to really be a photo op isn't insubordination, it's just a human reaction. More than that, it's the proper reaction. McChrystal finds out that the guy he supported, The One, really is just another politician. Imagine the disappointment.
But it is a cardinal sin with the thin skinned feckless Obama Administration to point this out. One cannot compare The One to Bush, even if only mildly and indirectly. His public image is too important.
All this posturing about McChrystal is really just that: posturing.
It seems to me that the White House just needed something to make Obama look tough in the aftermath of, well, everything, and this rather lame article trying to humanize McChrystal was the first opportunity to do so after the failed get-tough-with-BP posturing of last week. And the failed get-tough-with-corporate-America posturing of the months prior. And what was it that he was getting tough with before that? Oh, those meanies in the health care industry.
Let's face it, Obama is a pussy. A thin skinned one at that.
He's Jimmy Carter, and someone in his staff just told him to take off the elbow-patched sweater and grow a set. With polls down, something has to be done. Anything. And anything includes taking McChrystal to task to make him look like he has something between his legs.
And the media? Lest we forget when real policy objections and criticisms were reported by top Pentagon officials against Bush's Iraq policies, those critics were lauded as brave whistleblowers.
Once again the media shows that it's not so much committed to the leftwing values they learned in journo school, it's just that they are a bunch of partisan hacks.
Look, I'm not a big McChrystal fan. Not because of this, but because I think he sold out when he compromised with Biden on the number of troops needed to finish the job in Afghanistan. If we use Iraq as the model, it is my estimation that far far more troops need to be sent to Afghanistan than McChrystal requested. Compromise may be a political virtue, but in military strategy it can sometimes be a vice. We have too few troops in Afghanistan for proper COIN, and too many for proper CT.
That might be grounds for firing. But this? This? Come on: this is nothing. Literally no big deal.
Unless you consider expressing disappointment that Obama didn't seem as engaged as you thought he would be a big deal. Which apparently the White House and the partisans of the Left do. Hell, even some on the right have their panties all in a wad over this non-event.
It gives them the vapors.
In my estimation the thin skinned maidens in the White House wanted to take the time to remind the American people -- at a time that more and more of us are seeing the President as a Carter like beta -- that Obama really is an alpha male. Tough guy number one.
But it only makes him look weak. Like the nerd hall monitor picking on the captain of the football team in a lame attempt at impressing some cheerleader with his authority.
The only thing this shows me is that Obama is a grade-A wuss. A think skinned one at that. And that the White House is grasping at straws. So don't believe the insubordination narrative. It is complete and utter bullshit.
'Gang Of Barbarians' Go On Trial For Paris Torture & Murder Of Jewish Man
Ilan Halimi was lured into a honey trap, kidnapped and tortured for three weeks, before being found naked and handcuffed to a tree near a railway track in February 2006.File this under feckin Islamofacist assmaggots.
The 23-year-old was in a state of shock and unable to talk, his body covered with burns, cuts and bruises, and he died en route to hospital.
Tens of thousands took to the streets to march against anti-Semitism after the brutal crime, although defence lawyers say financial gain was the prime motive. The murder came just months after France's high-immigrant suburbs exploded into three weeks of nightly riots, and rapidly took on political overtones.
The alleged gang leader, Youssouf Fofana, and 26 others are to answer various charges during the trial, which will be held behind closed doors before a Paris juvenile court because two defendants were minors at the time of the crime.
Prosecutors describe Mr Fofana, 28, as a "perverted megalomaniac" bent on kidnapping Jews for ransom "because they are loaded with dough" and "stick together". He escaped to the Ivory Coast shortly after the murder but was arrested and extradited to France.
Also known as "Ossama" and "Mohammed", Mr Fofana initially admitted to the murder but has since changed his story several times, often lapsing into unintelligible anti-Semitic rants. He has switched lawyers almost 40 times and has already served a one-year jail sentence for insulting officers and a judge.
The French-born son of Ivorian immigrants is the only defendant facing a life sentence, while 15 others are facing charges of kidnapping and sequestering.
As the gang's alleged ringleader, he is accused of stabbing Mr Halimi and dousing his body with rubbing alcohol before setting him alight because the victim "looked at him in the eyes" before he was let go.
h/t Mean Kitteh.
China Is Going Green By..
Oh noes, not the chopsticks!
Will they follow Japan with the chopsticks bra recycling?
h/t Kenny Solomon
Netanyahu: We Face Delegitimization Attack
Israel is facing continuing attacks on the legitimacy of its existence, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said during a Knesset meeting on Wednesday.Regarding the within:
"Extreme-leftist and Islamist organizations are organizing a campaign to delegitimize Israel," said Netanyahu.
"Certain parties, not just from the flotilla, are calling for Israelis' to return to Poland and Morroco and demanding that Zionism be destroyed," stated the prime minister.
Netanyahu added that leftists mainly from Europe, together with radical Islam have formed an alliance against Israel. "This alliance hates Israel's free and pluralistic society," he added
[...]Netanyahu listed a series of examples of the de-legitimization of the State of Israel from the past decade, starting with the Durban conference in 2001, through the International Court of Justice's discussion of the separation fence and the attempt to arrest Major-General Doron Almog in London, to the Goldstone Report against the Israeli operation in Gaza.No, there is no problem with Israel. The problem is Jews are allowed to breathe, the leftist/Muslims wants to end that breath using any means necessary.
At this point he was interrupted by Knesset Member Talab El-Sana (United Arab List-Ta'al), who shouted, "The entire world is against Israel, England is against Israel. Perhaps there is a problem with Israel."
h/t Kenny Solomon
Amsterdam: Fake Prostitutes/Fake Gays/Fake Grannies, Now Fake Jews
Oy!Who are those anti-Semitic people? Doesn't say in article but I have a damned good idea and it starts with the letter M.
Dutch cops are using phony undercover Jews, clad in skullcaps and other religious attire, to help stop anti-Semitic attacks in Amsterdam.
While the city already dresses police as prostitutes, homosexuals and grandmothers to stamp out crime and anti-gay attacks, this is the first time Jews will be used.
The idea was suggested by a Moroccan-born Parliament member after a broadcast was televised showing Moroccan immigrant men harassing and making Nazi salutes at a rabbi and two children walking in Amsterdam.[More...]
Thanks to DMartyr
Timmerman: Remove Kurdish Rebels in Iran from Terror List
Timmerman in the Washington Times argues that recent support in Congress for the Sunni group in Iran, the MEK, is misguided since the group targets civilians and is therefore a terrorist organization. He then argues that another group in Iran, the Kurdish PJAK, which is listed by the State Department as a terrorist organization, really isn't. In fact, the PJAK deserves our support. They target only the Iranian military, and it's hard to argue that this is a bad thing.
Given the history of designating armed Kurdish groups as "terrorists" simply to pacify Turkey, the argument seems plausible. And now that Turkey is aligning itself with our enemies, I don't think the self-interest argument flies either.
Thanks to Teressa.
Ukrainian Child Slaughtered Like A Goat By ROPMA Follower
A 5-year-old Ukrainian boy was slaughtered by an alleged religious fanatic as he played in a sandpit with his friends, Pravda reported Tuesday.An innocent child murdered...by a follower of the pedophile non-prophet Mohammed. So fitting..
The stranger strolled up to little Viktor Shemyakin before pointing to a tree and saying: “Look, there is a bird up there.”
When the youngster glanced upward the maniac plunged a knife into his throat, Pravda said.
The June 18 killing has threatened to ignite tension in the town of Dneprovka, in Ukraine’s Crimea region, after it emerged that the 27-year-old knifeman was a suspected Muslim fanatic, the Russian online newspaper reported.
The victim’s three-year-old sister Lena Shemyakina and her five-year-old friend were among a group of young children who witnessed the horrifying attack
h/t Kenny Solomon
Russian President's Big Silicon Valley Splash
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is on a friendly visit to the Bay Area before flying across the country to meet with President Barack Obama, and he comes in peace.Medved brought along the nuclear capable missile cruiser Varyag, yes, that makes perfect sense? K, if one says so. Russia is good at sending Somali pirates back to the sea where they came from...they died. What's a nuclear missile cruiser between friends? /sarc off.
Which must be why he brought along the flagship of the Russian Navy's Pacific Fleet, the nuclear-capable missile cruiser Varyag. Makes total sense.
Medvedev will be dining with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and former Secretary of State George Schultz Tuesday night.
On Wednesday, he'll be visiting technology companies including Twitter, Apple, Google and Cisco Systems, in part to promote an "innovation center" modeled on Silicon Valley, in Skolkovo, near Moscow
Why did they bring the nuclear missile cruiser? Don't they trust us? Hope they didn't also bring that nasty Polonium-210, that nasty radiation shit that was used on Alexander Litvinenko. He died.
Ooops, furget, this was a peaceful mission...scratch that...
h/t Good Richard
My Inbox: IHH Funded Turkish Flotilla Jihadi Denied A Visa To Spread His Hate In The US
We are pleased to notify you that we have learned from informed sources that IHH Activist and Former Turkish MP Ahmet Faruk Unsal was indeed denied a visa when he attempted to enter the United States for a speaking engagement on Thursday, June 17th.Kewl....a little late to inform me but still kewl. Why let the IHH supporters go on speaking tours in the US? We have heard enough of their BS regarding the Turkish Flotilla.
Thanks to your commitment, we gathered over 24,500 signatures for our petition urging the State Department to investigate IHH activists and it is clear that our voices were heard.
I am not one for petitions unless they are important. Glad i signed and this arsehole was denied a visa.
BTW, I attempted to post a image of him but the sites that had images resulted in my receiving a warning from Norton the site wasn't safe...hmmm. So screw the image of this IHH jihadi supporter.
Support Our Marines Facebook
From page fan: Karen Twinkle Mks " I would like to dedicate this song to all of our fallen Marines. Deepest respects and gratitude. God Bless. Semper Fidelis."
Good News!! New Oil Oversight Chief Departed Firm Facing Multiple Discrimination Suits
Yes, a lawyer, no experience, but what the hay.
The man picked to head up the troubled federal agency that oversees oil rigs is coming directly from a law firm facing problems of its own.What could go wrong?
Michael Bromwich, who on Monday was sworn in to lead the reorganization of the new-fangled Minerals Management Service, is a partner at the high-powered, international firm Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver and Jacobson, which as of this week is facing four separate federal discrimination suits.
The wide-ranging complaints allege everything from age discrimination to racial discrimination to discrimination based on sexual orientation. One suit claims a former associate who was openly lesbian was put through a "living hell" at the company by being subjected to sexually charged remarks and harassment before she was ultimately let go, unable to overcome the firm's "deeply entrenched bias and culture of retaliation."
The firm has fought the charges, and the lawsuits do not appear to make any reference to Bromwich.
"Michael Bromwich is not implicated in any of these suits," said Paula Zirinsky, director of communications for Fried Frank, declining to comment further.
But Bromwich, who has handled litigation cases for the firm for a decade, is going from one embattled organization to another. At MMS, now called the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, he is tasked with cleaning up an agency accused of mismanagement in the lead-up to the fatal explosion that triggered the BP oil spill.
The firm he's leaving faces charges that it discriminates as a matter of routine.
The most recent complaint comes from former secretary Judith Cuttler, who is suing for damages claiming she was discriminated against and terminated because of her "age, gender and disability.
An Insult So Awesome and Geeky, It Deserves Its Own Post
You know I'm not much into bashing Islam -- it's political Islam I have a problem with. But, come on, that's just funny right there.
Worship the Cylon Vagina Or Allah will be angry!!
Also, I'm smack dab in the middle of watching the complete original Battlestar Galactica series through the Netflix streaming video thingy. It's too bad those jackholes on Sci Fi network had to ruin the whole thing by making cylons, er, a bunch of, um, hot chicks. Falsifying Rusty's long running hypothesis that hot chicks make everything better.
Anyway, thanks to Fasternu426 for the sweet insult; even though I paid for an argument, it was worth it.
Related abuse below.
Make The Lie Big, Make It Simple, Keep Saying It And Eventually They Will Believe it ~Adolph Hitler~
"Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it." -- Adolf Hitler.Promote an atmosphere of respect and tolerance for religious and cultural diversity as long as it is for Islam and only Islam.
In what can only be described as Orwellian double-speak, the Organization of the Islamic Conference told the United Nations Human Rights Council -- made up of many of the world's worst human rights violators -- that Muslims in western democracies face unbearable racism and discrimination, and demanded that the UN do something about it.
"People of Arab origin face new forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related forms of intolerance and experience discrimination and marginalization," an Egyptian delegate said on Wednesday.
Pakistan, speaking for the 57-nation OIC, tabled a resolution instructing the council's special investigator into religious freedom to look into such racism, "especially in western societies" to "work closely with mass media organizations to ensure that they create and promote an atmosphere of respect and tolerance for religious and cultural diversity."
Mahfooz Kanwar, a professor emeritus at Mount Royal University and author, said these resolutions -- which are expected to pass owing to the over-abundance of "Islamist and other dictatorial states" that sit on the oxymoronically named UN Human Rights Council -- would be funny for their sheer audacity and hypocrisy if they were not so potentially harmful and disturbing.
Forget about the stonings, they don't matter. Forget the hangings of gays/lesbians & others, they don't matter. Forget about acid thrown in the face of women/girls, they don't matter. Forget about the suicide bombings of innocents, they don't matter. Forget about the beheadings, they don't matter. Forget about child brides, they don't matter. Forget about female genital mutilation, they don't matter. Forget about the killings of fellow Muslims, they don't matter. Forget about flying planes into buildings, they don't matter. Forget about blowing up buses, they don't matter. Forget about blowing up transits, they don't matter. Forget about discrimination of other religions, they don't matter. Forget about raping & torturing maids, they don't matter. Forget about treating women like sh*t, they don't matter. Forget, forget, forget...
I know, I have left a lot of forget about it out, I could go on and on and on...
It is the obligations of Muslims to follow the Qur'an and most of the forget about it, they don't matter are all part of Qur'anic, Hadiths(of the pedophile non-prophet Mohammed) teachings.
United Nations & the Human Rights Council is corrupt and allows sh*t like this to happen. They ignore true human rights abuses and condemn those who are not abusing Muslims. Feck them, feck Islam. You want to be respected? Respect others and do away with the forget about it shit. Drop the kaffir name, learn that all are created equal, besides we don't want your damn Islamic (Sharia) law. Who in hell wants to go back to the dark ages?
/End of rant.
h/t Kenny Solomon
Anti-Rape Device Distributed at World Cup
There is merit to the contention that "jagged rows of teeth-like hooks" should never appear in the same sentence with "man's penis." The device is called Rape-aXe, the female condom.
A Open Letter To President Obama From Jon Voight
June 22, 2010Well said Mr Voight, well said.
You will be the first American president that lied to the Jewish people, and the American people as well, when you said that you would defend Israel, the only Democratic state in the Middle East, against all their enemies. You have done just the opposite. You have propagandized Israel, until they look like they are everyone's enemy — and it has resonated throughout the world. You are putting Israel in harm's way, and you have promoted anti-Semitism throughout the world.
You have brought this to a people who have given the world the Ten Commandments and most laws we live by today. The Jewish people have given the world our greatest scientists and philosophers, and the cures for many diseases, and now you play a very dangerous game so you can look like a true martyr to what you see and say are the underdogs. But the underdogs you defend are murderers and criminals who want Israel eradicated.Read the rest]
New York Flotilla For Freeing Galid Shalit
Pro-Israel supporters are turning the anti-Israel flotilla fad into a positive effort to sail in a rally for the freedom of kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit. This Thursday will mark four years since Hamas and allied terrorists kidnapped him at an Israeli checkpoint near Gaza.Teh kewl, a true Freedom Flotilla. Wish I could be on it.
The “True Freedom” flotilla of covered boats will sail, rain or shine, at noon Thursday from Manhattan’s Pier 40. At least four boats will sail, including two of them capable of accommodating 500 people each, according to the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, which is sponsoring the event.
The organization told Israel National News that Conference director Malcolm Hoenlein came up with the idea of the flotilla, which has been a favorite gimmick the past year by pro-Hamas supporters trying to end Israel’s anti-terrorist maritime blockade of Hamas-controlled Gaza.
The boats will sail pass the Statue of Liberty and the United Nations before returning to Pier 40 around 2 p.m. EDT.
Islamic Supremacy on Display at Whitehall **BUMPED**
UPDATE: I bumped this because there was a time when a protest like this would have outraged us. These pics need to go viral.
And yet we are painted as "Islamophobic" for calling these guys Islamofascists. What else would you have us call them?
Guess who's arrested at the rally? Not those calling for Islamic supremacy, it's the guys shouting "human rights".
Thanks to Kenana who snapped the pics.
Suspected German Al-Qaeda Operative Arrested In Pakistan
He chose the wrong kind of clothing, he was wearing a burka!
(RTTNews) - A suspected German al-Qaeda operative, disguised as a woman in burqa to evade security dragnet, was arrested while leaving Pakistan's restive north-western tribal region bordering Afghanistan.Burka, clothing of choice for cowardly jihadist.
Police arrested the man on Tuesday after receiving a tip in the north-western district of Bannu. The suspect was disguised as a burqa-clad woman.
Rami Mackenzie, 27, was traveling in a car along with a local man and his young daughter when they were detained by a joint team of local police and Army personnel at a checkpoint in Bannu district, reports quoting intelligence officials said.
Mad Mullahs Mandate No Boobies On Mannequins
The men will lust after them or sumptin...Muhammed: "Hey Acmed, whatcha doin kissin the boobies on that dummie? Achmed: "Muhammed, I lust for this dummie".
You really couldn’t have made this one up. Apparently the Iranian Vice Police have ordered the breasts to be removed from store front dummies, during the latest crackdown on female dress ’standards’.I demand equal rights for male mannequins, castrate them NOW!!
File this under you just can't make this sh*t up!
Evil Jews Launch A New Spy Satellite/Reminder Israel vs Iran Betting Pool
In an effort to beef up intelligence gathering in the face of Iran’s pursuit of nuclear power, Israel launched a new spy satellite into space on Tuesday.Word is the mad mullahs are hiding their woman folk for fear the satellite will see through their burkas. Or something like that, haven't seen a response yet, just guessing.
Called Ofek 9, the satellite was launched from Palmachim Air Force Base along the Mediterranean coast. It will be placed in low orbit by the IAI-made Shavit launcher that was used for the Ofek 7 satellite in 2007.
“This will significantly boost our intelligence-gathering capabilities,” a defense official said.
The Ofek 9 weighs about 300 kg. and can complete an orbit every 90 minutes
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Phelps Phreaks Drowned Out Again
PLATTSMOUTH - Hundreds of Patriot Guard riders from across the region appeared in Plattsmouth Tuesday morning for the funeral of Sgt. Blaine Redding.
Motorcycles and American flags lined the driveway of St. John the Baptist Church as the funeral procession for the Plattsmouth native passed down 18th Street and onto church property. Family members, friends and hundreds of community members joined the Patriot Guard riders along 18th Street and up to the church entrance.
Phelps and his ilk aren't even shocking anymore. They're a stinking laughingstock whereever they choose to raise their idiot heads. At any rate, check the slideshow at the link, the images are nothing short of awesome.
Remember, Phelps is a registered Democrat!
Dusty The Angry Bird Died
Ah, gonna miss that angry bird.
Here is one of my favorites (NSFW):
It's hard to lose a pet...so sorry to hear Jeff.
Pali Kids Song: "When We Die as Martyrs"
Armoros Fallen sends this in saying it's "the sickest video of Muslim indoctrination of children to suicide." Eh, I've seen worse. Like videos of kids decapitating hostages. Or Mickey Mouse. But it's still pretty bad, even if it is par for the course.
How bad? I've grabbed some screenshots. The ones of kids marching around the stage in military uniforms didn't turn out so good, so I'll just put up a few showing some of the lyrics.
My favorite part of the song isn't when they sing about Allah loving the martyr more than any one else, it's the part about how the kids have shown us the true meaning of manhood -- as two of them pretend to kill an Israeli soldier at a checkpoint. I'm pretty sure Raffi did the same thing in one of his music videos.
These kind of Palestinian child abuse videos always remind me of that old lame Sting song about if the Russians love their children too. Do the Palestinians love their children, too? Well, no, apparently not.
Q: At about 1:30 the kids start parading around the stage with flags. One of them is the Palestinian flag, but am I wrong, or is that other green one the flag of Hamas?
Video and the rest of the screenshots below.
Breaking: Judge Blocks Gulf Offshore Drilling Moratorium
La. Companies Successful In Lawsuit Against President's 6-Month Moratorium On Offshore Drilling Amid BP Spill In Gulf.Obi One plans on challenging the ruling. Maybe don't let a good crisis go to waste is faltering.
A federal judge in New Orleans blocked Tuesday President Obama's moratorium on offshore drilling, imposed after the BP oil spill along the Gulf Coast.
The 6-month ban on deepwater drilling was heavily criticized when enacted by the president.
A federal judge in New Orleans on Tuesday blocked a six-month moratorium on new deepwater drilling projects imposed in response to the massive Gulf oil spill.
The White House promised an immediate appeal. President Obama's administration had halted approval of any new permits for deepwater drilling and suspended drilling of 33 exploratory wells in the Gulf.
Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Obama believes strongly that drilling at such depths does not make any sense and puts the safety of workers "at a danger that the president does not believe we can afford."
Several companies that ferry people and supplies and provide other services to offshore drilling rigs asked U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman in New Orleans to overturn the moratorium, arguing it was arbitrarily imposed.
Feldman agreed, saying in his ruling the Interior Department seemed to assume that because one rig failed, all companies and rigs doing deepwater drilling pose an imminent danger.
"An invalid agency decision to suspend drilling of wells in depths of over 500 feet simply cannot justify the immeasurable effect on the plaintiffs, the local economy, the Gulf region, and the critical present-day aspect of the availability of domestic energy in this country," Feldman wrote.
Obi One Says Arizona Immigration Law Is Racist While....(Update Mexico chimes in)
Mexican drug cartels have set up shop on American soil, maintaining lookout bases in strategic locations in the hills of southern Arizona from which their scouts can monitor every move made by law enforcement officials, federal agents tell Fox News.While...
The scouts are supplied by drivers who bring them food, water, batteries for radios -- all the items they need to stay in the wilderness for a long time.
“To say that this area is out of control is an understatement," said an agent who patrols the area and asked not to be named. "We (federal border agents), as well as the Pima County Sheriff Office and the Bureau of Land Management, can attest to that.”
Much of the drug traffic originates in the Menagers Dam area, the Vekol Valley, Stanfield and around the Tohono O’odham Indian Reservation. It even follows a natural gas pipeline that runs from Mexico into Arizona.[Adam Housley's : Battling for the Border]
Police officers in a small Arizona border city are on heightened alert following a tip that a Mexican drug cartel will put them in its crosshairs if they conduct off-duty busts.While...
The threat stems from a marijuana seizure made this month by two off-duty police officers riding on horseback in an unincorporated area east of Nogales, a city of roughly 20,000, Police Chief Jeffrey Kirkham told FoxNews.com.
"The word was that these particular officers would be targeted if they were ever in that area again and were not on duty and intercepted any drug trafficking," Kirkham said. "It said they should look the other way."
Drug cartel activity along the Mexican border presents serious security threats to the area's water supply system, particularly on federally-owned lands in southern Texas, a U.S. lawmaker says.While.....
Members of the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power held a hearing Thursday on H.R. 4719, a bill that would create a Southwest Border Region Water Task Force to monitor and assess the water supply needs of the area.
Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Calif., ranking member of the House subcommittee, told FoxNews.com that the situation needs immediate attention, particularly in light of reports that a Mexican drug cartel -- the Los Zetas -- unsuccessfully plotted to blow up the Falcon Dam along the Rio Grande last month.
Republican lawmakers are calling on the Interior Department to stop charging what they describe as "extortion" money from the Border Patrol -- millions of under-the-radar dollars meant to cover environmental damage stemming from their everyday duties along the U.S.-Mexico border.Jawa's Immigration & Border Issues archives
The Department of Homeland Security, which houses the Border Patrol, last year signed a deal with Interior -- the administrator of America's parklands -- to cough up $50 million for environmental "mitigation" needed in the wake of the construction of a border fence. That was after DHS had already spent or committed millions more for expected environmental damage caused by the Border Patrol over the years.
Though both the departments of Homeland Security and Interior say the money goes toward preserving and restoring sensitive habitats, Republicans say the arrangement doesn't make sense.
The Border Patrol needs that money to address the weighty task of securing the border, they say, arguing that agents are actually helping conserve the environment by keeping out smugglers and immigration violators who have no regard for America's natural resources.
They note that the transactions are conducted with little congressional oversight, and the Border Patrol has privately described the routine negotiations as a "constant headache."
"It was a pay-to-play type of scheme," a Republican aide on the House Natural Resources Committee said of the millions Homeland Security has spent to date.
Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, said the kicker in the multimillion-dollar tradeoff is that the money doesn't even guarantee the Border Patrol open access to the land. Agents still have to follow particular rules to drive into wilderness areas to pursue suspects or set up routine patrols.[It's racist to accuse illegals of damaging the wilderness area....ed]
"That conflict has got to be resolved," he said. "If the Border Patrol was allowed to have free access to patrol the borders at will ... it would have the same effect that they're doing in other areas."
Update: PDF of latest Congressional Report regarding the war on the border. Thanks to Son of Liberty..
Mexico says its interest in having consistent relations with the United States shouldn't be frustrated by one state.WTF?
Feck off Mexico, keep your nose out of Arizona's business & fix your feckin border. Also, feck you Democrats that gave Caldrone a standing ovation when he critized Arizona. Go live in Mexico if you heart Caldrone so much.
Update III: While....
Pirates in the Gulf of Aden Mexican pirates in Texas:
Another Somali Arrested in Sweden on Terror Charges
Not surprising given that al Qaeda's Somalia branch once ran its website from Sweden, presumably by Somali expats.
Latest Satellite Imagery of the Gulf Oil Spill
h/t Kenny Solomon
Kyrgyzstan Allows US To Keep Using Base
(Manas Air Base)
BISHKEK (AFP) — The United States and Kyrgyzstan signed a deal on the transit of supplies to Afghanistan that will effectively keep open a US airbase that Kyrgyz authorities had ordered shut, officials said Tuesday.Thanks to Kenny Solomon who has been following the situation in Kyrgyzstan and posting numerous updates.
The Central Asian state had thrown a wrench into US President Barack Obama's plan to intensify the campaign against the Taliban when it ordered the closure of the Manas airbase, a key transit point for Afghanistan operations.
Under a new deal worth some 177 million dollars, the rent that Washington pays for the base -- now called a "transit centre" -- will be more than tripled, but it can only be used for non-lethal military supplies.
Bishkek had signed the deal out of concern for "the worrying situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan," Kyrgyz Foreign Minister Kadyrbek Sarbayev told the country's parliament.
"The Kyrgyz government decided... to conclude an intergovernmental agreement with the United States on cooperation and the formation of a transit centre at Manas airport," he said.
Michael Yon's Criticism Of McCrystal Deemed Prophetic
Rolling Stone’s advance of an article with controversial remarks by Gen. Stanley McChrystal about President Barack Obama’s prosecution of the war will be on the screen for days to come. Apparently the general opened up to a freelancer and held little back when it came to deriding vice-president Joe Biden and ambassador to Afghanistan Karl W. Eikenberry. Eikenberry retired from the US Army as a Lieutenant General.*Related:
But war correspondent Michael Yon had begun to ask questions about the leadership in Afghanistan weeks ago.[In April....ed]
The Washington Post said McChrystal “is quoted in an upcoming profile in Rolling Stone magazine as saying that Karl W. Eikenberry, the U.S. ambassador to Kabul, had ‘betrayed’ him by sending a diplomatic cable to Washington last fall dismissing Karzai as ‘not an adequate strategic partner.’ The cable came as McChrystal was recommending that President Obama increase U.S. forces and ties with the Afghan government.”
Long before Rolling Stone published the story, war correspondent Michael Yon had also levied criticism at McChrystal. Yon came under fire from some milbloggers for his dispatches, and at least one military blog came close to character assassination because of what Yon wrote about McChrystal.
Yon has consistently turned out major stories about the war that others missed, such as the Canadian Brigadier General who not only fired his weapon negligently but also was accused of having an affair with a female staffer. The military and media lagged in that coverage.
Yon also pinpointed a serious blunder that left a vital bridge unsecured in Afghanistan, leading to deaths and injuries for soldiers and civilians.
McChrystal Apologizes for Remarks in Profile, Summoned to White House
The top U.S. war commander in Afghanistan is being called to the White House for a meeting with President Obama after issuing an apology Tuesday for an interview in which he took shots at top administration officials and his staff described the president as unprepared for their first one-on-one encounter.Why tell all to Rolling Stone? CYA or? Color me confused.
In the article in this week's issue of Rolling Stone, Gen. Stanley McChrystal also said he felt betrayed and blind-sided by his diplomatic partner, Ambassador Karl Eikenberry.
McChrystal's comments are reverberating through Washington and the Pentagon after the magazine depicted him as a lone wolf on the outs with many important figures in the Obama administration.
*It characterized him as unable to convince some of his own soldiers that his strategy can win the nation's longest-running war and dejected that the president didn't know about his commendable military record.[*Yon has rec'd numerous emails from soldiers about this...ed]
In Kabul on Tuesday, McChrystal issued a statement saying: "I extend my sincerest apology for this profile. It was a mistake reflecting poor judgment and should never have happened."
Illegal Immigration/Drug Cartels Death Threats Against US Law Inforcement In Arizona/Nebraska Pases Tough Immigration Bill
Think only Mexicans cross the border? Think again:
Channel 2 Investigates US Border Security Part 2
(CNN) -- In the first public incident of its kind, cartels are making direct death threats to U.S. law enforcement officials in Nogales, Arizona, the police chief there told CNN Monday.
Speculation about death threats by cartels towards U.S. law enforcement has been widespread for some time, but this is the first time U.S. officials along the border confirmed a case.
The threats began less than two weeks ago, after off-duty police officers from the Nogales police department seized several hundred pounds of marijuana from a drug smuggling operation they stumbled upon while horseback riding in the eastern fringes of Nogales, the chief said.
Fremont, Neb.Tough to take on the entire country? Overwhelmingly, Americans support tough laws against illegal immigration.
This small Nebraska meatpacking town has joined Arizona at the center of a national debate about illegal immigration after voters approved a ban on hiring or renting property to illegal immigrants, but an expected court challenge could keep the measure from ever taking effect.
The American Civil Liberties Union already has promised to file a lawsuit to block enforcement of the proposal roughly 57 percent of Fremont voters supported Monday.
"In a community of 25,000, it's going to be hard to take on the whole country, and it will be costly to do so," said Fremont City Councilman Scott Getzschman, who opposed the measure but said city leaders would support the results.
h/t The Bartender & NTA
Other developments & by far not all:
He said, he said:
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkies ...
...too afraid to drink wine near Muslims.
Islamic Unity Conference
It looks like Muslims are about as excited about unity as they are about getting rid of violent jihad.
June 21, 2010
UK Islamist: Brit Soldiers "are not heroes, they are murderers, rapists, thugs and scum" -- **Bumped Again, "Daw'ud" Responds** (Updated Again, al Jebourne defends Daw'ud)
Say hello to The Islamic Standard, a Leicester based blog dedicated to bashing British troops and praising terrorists. And these aren't generic condemnations, he names the names of the fallen dead, telling his readers that they are psychopathic murderers who are going to hell:
A kafir soldier from The Royal Dragoon Guards who died in an explosion in Afghanistan has been named by the Ministry of Defence as Trooper Ashley Smith.The guy who runs the website, "Dawud", also runs another website called "The Leicester Islamic Way" which he says is "Our little organisations semi official blog".
He had been guarding comrades as they cleared land in front of a checkpoint in the Nahr-e Saraj district, Helmand, when he was hit by the blast on Friday, sending him to the punishment of the grave, which will seem like a pleasant dream when he is put in the hellfire on the day of judgement....
Why are they [his parent's] proud? He killed people for a living, what a disgusting terrible human being he was. No better than a seedy contract killer hired to bump off people in the UK....
Our Bara should be shown clearly, these soldiers are not heroes, they are murderers, rapists, thugs and scum who when back in the Uk commit massive violence and even sexual violence against the people of this country who have the misfortune of living near an army base, imagine how they behave towards our brothers and sisters in Afghanistan?....
They could have paradise if they chose the right path, but instead chose to become soldiers of Shaitan and as such, though we make du’a for them we are certain if they die in this state they go to the hellfire and it is an abode they have earned well.
On that blog, Dawud has a lengthy post on a "methodology for achieving victory". Victory for whom? Why, for Muslims over the kafir US and British troops of course. While never coming out and saying who the enemy is and who "the Muslims" are, the majority of the images we see are of terrorists -- in Afghanistan and Somalia. The clear context being that this small group of "Muslims" -- the terrorists -- will gain victory over the enemy -- non-Islamists and the West, including his own country.
An image titled "taliban7" on a post by a British Islamist on how the "Muslims" will achieve victory over the "enemy".
And just who is "Dawud"? Well, if you live in Leicester you may have seen some of his (and presumably that of his associates) handy work around town:
We are Islamic Way, the people behind the ‘The Islamic Standard’ newsletter and website as well as the ‘Jesus is a Muslim’ and ‘The only way of life acceptable to God is Islam’ banners you might see in Leicester city centre and other city centres up and down the country.Also, if you're in the area this Saturday, why not pop by and see Dawud?:
Saturdays we do an Islamic information stall in the city centre, 11-3pm (with a break for prayers in the middle of that bwtn 12.15 and 1pm).I believe this would be Dawud.
A close up of "Dawud", but the file is named Abu Abdillah.
Daw'ud Abu Abdillah Al-Injaliziy
If you can't pop by for a chat, you can e-mail Dawud here: Theislamicstandard@hotmail.co.uk
Thanks to Square Mile Wife on the initial website tip.
UPDATE: Daw'ud responded in the comments. You might want to check that out.
Update by allahakchew aka SH: al Jebourne comes to the rescue of Daw'ud. Check it out.
Sandcrawler PSA: Howie's Bum Leg Update
Well they did the surgery to fix me knee last Tuesday. Four hour operation.
Spent several days recovering and got to come home Friday.
Just wanted to stop in and thank everyone for all the prayers and support since my "little deer incident."
Thanks to all the Jawas for the new toy, Ya'll are the greatest.
Thanks to the church members for all the visits and help.
Thanks to all the Jawa readers for the soothing boobie pics and donations. I'm not sure which helps more.
Special thanks to the Evil American Drug companies for the pain relief.
Thanks to the world's greatest Mum for helping out. Been very nice spending all this time we've never had before.
Thanks to Jean for the box of food, thanks to Dept of Homeland Security or whomever goes though my mail for re-taping everything so neatly. Except you spilled trail mix everywhere. But at least you didn't lose the snacks.
Starting to feel a lot better. But my internet provider dumped me. So once I get a new ISP I'm going to do a little remote work and blog some. That is if I'm not in too much of a fog from the druuuggggsss.
Anyway doc says it will be 8 weeks before I'm up and around. So your continued prayers and support is appreciated.
Send any donations to help pay evil unexpected medical co-pays here.
Send soothing Boobie pics to firstname.lastname@example.org
And if you really want to help, kill some deer.
Thanks again everyone, when you are flat on your ass it really means a lot to have such wonderful support from everyone.
Oh and the bike is a mess, but they are working on it. Probably be done before my leg is ready.
MEMRI: Egyptian Expert on Islamic Law Malika Zarrar Blasts Fatwas Permitting "Shameful" Sexual Practices
In an interview with the Egyptian Al-Faraeen TV, Malika Zarrar, an Egyptian expert on Islamic law, sounded off on various fatwas dealing with sexual practices that she called "shameful," and blasted several prominent Islamic scholars for their rulings.Lulz
In the interview, which aired on April 16, 2010, Zarrar said that a Saudi Islamic scholar who had described the black-eyed virgins of Paradise in explicit sexual terms "should be executed" because "this amounts to challenging Allah." On a ruling by Mufti of Egypt Ali Gum'a permitting hymen reconstruction on wedding anniversaries, she said: "Don't deal with trivial things. Instead of undergoing surgery, she can use that crap they sell for 15 Egyptian pounds... Honorable Mufti, if you've got spare time on your hands, I'll find you something to do." On a recent ruling by Islamic scholar Yousuf Al-Qaradhawi permitting a woman to kiss her husband's genitals and vice versa, she said: "What is this audacity? There is no shame left!"
Link to view clip here
World's Dumbest Terrorist Pleads Guilty in Times Square Car Bomb Case
Plead out on one count...will plead to all other counts.
NEW YORK (AP) -- A Pakistan-born U.S. citizen pleaded guilty Monday to carrying out the failed Times Square car bombing, saying he wanted it known that unless the U.S. stops attacking Muslim lands, "we will be attacking U.S."You think he saw the Gadahan videotape? He has this month's talking points down...
Faisal Shahzad, 30, entered the plea in U.S. District Court in Manhattan just days after a federal grand jury indicted him on 10 terrorism and weapons counts, some of which carried mandatory life prison sentences.
Shahzad made the plea and an accompanying statement as U.S. District Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum began asking him a lengthy series of questions to ensure he understood his rights. She did not immediately accept the plea.
Cedarbaum asked Shahzad if he understood he might spend the rest of his life in prison. He said he did.
At one point, she asked him if he was sure he wanted to plead guilty.
He said he wanted "to plead guilty and 100 times more" to let the U.S. know that if it did not get out of Iraq and Afghanistan, halt drone attacks and stop meddling in Muslim lands, "we will be attacking U.S."
Kill the Unbelievers on YouTube
Checking out today's YouTube smackdown I realized there was a nexus to an earlier post. You'll never guess who "Killkuffs" (I'm pretty sure it's short for "kill kuffirs" or the "unbelievers") is a fan of on YouTube.
That's Tarek Mehanna, the Boston blogger indicted for conspiring to aid al Qaeda.
But it gets better. Killkuffs posted this one yesterday. That would be Osama bin Laden.
YouTube is fast becoming the premier social networking site for jihadis. As of this writing, Killkuffs has 153 subscribers and 264 friends.
Yeah, detecting would-be terrorists on YouTube is sooooo hard it makes my head hurt!
The Theological Underpinnings of Blowing Up Soccer
The eHadis are busy giving fatwas on why it's okay to blow up World Cup Soccer.
Well, at least me and Osama can agree on one thing: soccer is eeeevil!
Dearbornistan: Cops Forbid Christians from Giving Muslims Gospel of John
To be honest, they should have told the police to get bent. The way to do civil disobedience is to break the law, not obey it. I know it's easy for me to say that from the comfort of my office, but I don't think they'd be prosecuted. Even if they were, their cause would have been helped many times over. They probably would have even attracted the attention of the MSM; or better: a South Park episode.
But one wonders if this is a case of dhimmitude to sharia in Dearborn, or if there isn't a more plausible explanation? If sharia, then the police were there protecting Muslims from hearing what the Christians had to say.
But what if the police were there to protect the Christians from the possible violent reactions of some Muslims?
Either way, this sucks.
PS -- You got to love his shirt:
I prefer dangerous freedom to a peaceful slavery ~ Thomas Jefferson
Send A Message to Gilad Shalit!
Friday, June 25th marks the 4th year of Gilad Shalit's captivity. Let him know you care.If you so choose, here's the link: jcrcny.org/gilad/messagetogilad
The JCRC-NY will bring your message, along with thousands of others, to the International Red Cross and demand that Hamas allow the IRC to visit and deliver the notes to Gilad in accordance with international humanitarian law. Since he was abducted in 2006 all such requests have been denied. We cannot remain silent in the face of Hamas’ cruel violation of Gilad’s human rights!
We will also be sending a copy of your messages to Noam and Aviva Shalit.
Iran Backs Down Again, 'Indefinite' Postponement of Ship to Gaza
Iran has backed down for the second time in two weeks on the attempt to launch two ships to Gaza, two days after the United States and Israel sent a dozen warships through the Suez Canal and towards a possible confrontation.Meanwhile, Turkey cancels a 20yr contract to send water to Israel. It really never got off the ground to begin with. Also, Turkey is so Islamic rage boy's they froze a plan to supply Israel with natural gas
The cancelled water project is not the first sign of Turkey's anger over the Gaza boats incident. Turkey has also recalled its ambassador, and has frozen a plan to supply Israel with natural gas from Russia using an underwater pipeline.Again, no biggy.
The cancellation of the gas project is unlikely to cause Israeli economic harm, as Israeli firms have discovered a major gas field off the coast of Haifa.
In related news, Hizbullah, Hamas & a delegation of Iranians to meet in Damascus.
Thanks to Kenny Solomon
Thanks to Barbarossa
Internet Jihadi Charged With Aiding al Qaeda
Longtime internet jihadi Tarek Mehanna from suburban Boston had the federal indictment against him amended last week to include one charge of "conspiring to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, namely Al Qaeda." His accomplice, Ahmad Abousamra, is still on the lam -- presumably in Syria -- but his indictment was also amended to include the material support to al Qaeda charge.
Mehanna spent years promoting violent jihad through his "Iskandri" blog" under the pen name Abu Sayaba" and worked behind the scenes with the terrorist translating department of the well known at Tibyan publications.
The charge is yet another indication that internet jihadis are often dangerous and should be taken seriously.
Muslim Blogger Arrested in Boston?
Arrested Blogger Identified: Tarek Mehanna
Blogger Terek Mehanna Arrested AGAIN!
More About Tarek Mehanna's Online Jihad
Boston Blogger Assisted al Qaeda in Iraq
Boston Area Imam Mentored Two Aspiring Terrorists
Just Another ‘Typical American Kid’ with Terror Aspirations
Witness In Terrorism Case Sentenced To Probation
Are There Any Domestic Terrorists NOT Tied to Islamic Networking website?
The New England Jihadis
NY Muslims: I Love Osama bin Laden & I'm Friends with Terrorists
How Sweet: Indicted Terrorist Writes Known NYC Terror Supporter a Love Letter
Feds Offered Mehanna Chance to Flip Prior to Arrest
"So Did Mohammed" Photoshop Contest Winners Announced
The "i will cut ur neck" fatwa issued to DMartyr for:
The "devil will do meetballs from your bodies issued to bert for:
The "why u insult holly quoran" fatwa issued to mr_bill for:
The "mojahedin will separate your dirty head from your dirty heart" fatwa issued to Fasternu426 for:
A special "mojahedin will separate your dirty head from your dirty heart" fatwa issued to Brian at SnappedShot for hosting this contest. Blasphemer! (link fixed)
Thanks all for participating!
Taliban Leader Thanks Internet Jihadis for All Their Hard Work and Basement Dwelling Porn Surfing
Okay, I might have made up that last part of that headline. But this is Sirajuddin Haqqani we're talking about here.
From NEFA's translation of a Q&A session between our buddies over at the Ansar al Mujahideen (Arabic) Forum and one of the Taliban's top warlords:I thank the Ansar Al-Mujahideen Network very much for permitting…me to communicate with the suffering Muslims. I pray for success and steadfastness for the Ansar Al-Mujahideen Network and all internet Jihadist networks that exerted their efforts to break the media blockade imposed by the enemies of the faith. They delivered news of the Jihad and the Mujahideen who fight the Crusaders to the Muslims of the world.” ...
I pray to Allah to grant all the networks and the Jihadist websites on the web success and steadfastness, because they resist internal heresy and its repercussions, and hypocrisy and deviation.”Also, Haqqani assures us that Mullah Omar is alive and well:
We reassure all the Muslims that the Amir of the Faithful Mullah Mohammed Umar Mujahid, may Allah protect him, is doing well and whatever the western media publishes about him has no basis in truth.Okay Siraj, we'll take your word for it!
Produce a living breathing body, or I'm just going to assume you are full of it.
Good News: Annual Conference for Terror Supporters in Chicago Set to be Bigger than Evah!
I usually don't link HuffPo, but this post is so out of character that I'll make an exception to the rule. It's a week old, but the analysis of how radical pro-terror groups such as Hizb ut-Tahrir America use social media networking to spread their message makes it a must read.
Here's your teaser:
The radical Islamist group Hizb ut-Tahrir America (HTA) will host a conference in Chicago on July 11 to hype the virtues of an Islamic state ruled according to the strictest interpretation of Islamic law. The group launched an online social media campaign to promote the event; one that serves as a prime example of how extremists are able to expose the mainstream to their ideology....Read the rest.
HTA is part of a worldwide organization, Hizb ut-Tahrir (HT), which works towards the establishment of an Islamic state (Khalifah) in a Muslim country. Once a government and a military have been installed, it intends to spread Islam to the rest of the world. HT condones violence against Western troops in Muslim countries and advocates the eradication of Israel, but has so far maintained a non-violent approach to its objectives.
9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is a former HT adherent.
Here's their YouTube advertisement. Eerie.
Thanks to Kenny.
Breaking: Supreme Court Upholds Anti-Terror Material Support Law
Good on them! Now add IHH to the list, the so called Humanitarian aid group that sponsored, along with the backing of the Turkish Prime Minister, the Jihadi Flotilla of hate.
6-3 decision [Ed Morrissey]
The Supreme Court has upheld a federal law that bars “material support” to foreign terrorist organizations, rejecting a free speech challenge from humanitarian aid groups.The 3 nays where Justice's Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor[Obi Ones selection] and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. No shock there.
The court ruled 6-3 Monday that the government may prohibit all forms of aid to designated terrorist groups, even if the support consists of training and advice about entirely peaceful and legal activities.
Material support intended even for benign purposes can help a terrorist group in other ways, Chief Justice John Roberts said in his majority opinion.
“Such support frees up other resources within the organization that may be put to violent ends,” Roberts said.
Justice Stephen Breyer, the AP reports, read his dissent aloud in a show of frustration with the majority opinion, rather than just release the written brief. Breyer was joined by Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in what would be no great shock. The report fails to mention that John Paul Stevens, soon to retire from the Court, joined the conservative majority on this question. That seems rather newsworthy, and the AP’s failure to mention it seems equally newsworthy.Elena Kagan up next for confirmation. You know, the one that wrote this thesis: Socialism in New York City. Also, she is very Anti-military.
FBI Found 14 Intel Leak Suspects in Past 5 Years
The Federal Bureau of Investigation identified 14 suspected “leakers” of classified U.S. intelligence information during the past five years, according to newly disclosed statistics (pdf).Where's the outrage leftists?
Between 2005 and 2009, U.S. intelligence agencies submitted 183 “referrals” to the Department of Justice reporting unauthorized disclosures of classified intelligence. Based on those referrals or on its own initiative, the FBI opened 26 leak investigations, and the investigations led to the identification of 14 suspects.
“While DOJ and the FBI receive numerous media leak referrals each year, the FBI opens only a limited number of investigations based on these referrals,” the FBI explained in a written response to a question from Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI).
“In most cases, the information included in the referral is not adequate to initiate an investigation. The most typical information gap is a failure to identify all those with authorized access to the information, which is the necessary starting point for any leak investigation. When this information is sufficient to open an investigation, the FBI has been able to identify suspects in approximately 50% of these cases over the past 5 years. Even when a suspect is identified, though, prosecution is extremely rare (none of the 14 suspects identified in the past 5 years has been prosecuted),” the FBI said[...]
The Obama Administration has adopted an increasingly hard line toward leaks of classified information with multiple prosecutions pending or underway, as noted recently in Politico (May 25) and the New York Times (June 11). A recent memorandum from the Director of National Intelligence will “streamline” the processing of leak investigations, Newsweek reported June 11.
N.J. Naval Base Under 'Lockdown' After Several Incidents Reported (Update)
LAKEHURST, N.J. -- Officials have locked down the Naval Air Engineering Center in Lakehurst, N.J.NewYorkNews
Median Relations Coordinator Senior Airman David Carbajal says there were several incidents Monday which he is not yet able to provide more information about.
[Median Relations Coordinator Senior Airman]Carbajal says no shots were fired. New Jersey state police have confirmed that they are helping to secure the buildings perimeter, but would not provide more information.Hmmmm
Update: Lockdown Lifted.
Thanks to, don't be drinking any liquids right now, Intellectual Wan.
Israel breathes; world condemnation instantaneous
Andrew PessinRead it all
-Satire-Israel breathed this morning. There was a quick intake of air, and then a gentle exhalation.
World condemnation was instantaneous.
P.A. President Abbas decried the Israeli attempt to commandeer the Middle East air supply, and demanded a prompt return to the 1967 air distribution which Palestinian leaders had previously violently rejected. Iranian President Ahmadinejad interrupted his weekly call for the destruction of Israel in order to blast the Zionist entity for its blatant oxygen grab and call for its immediate destruction.
Egyptian newspapers detailed the malicious Mossad plot to exhale germs into the air and then spread the poisoned air via high-tech windmills directly into the lungs of Muslim children. Exiled Hamas leader Khaled Meshal announced that in response to the Israeli aggression, Hamas would not let the Red Cross visit captured soldier Gilad Schalit. When it was pointed out that they hadn't allowed such visits in the four years prior to Israel's action, he snorted, "And now you see why!"
Turkey announced it would be withdrawing its ambassador, only to retract that announcement in slight embarrassment when it realized it had already withdrawn him last week, in response to some other Israeli outrage it could no longer quite recall. The United Nations General Assembly, after meeting for an all-night emergency session, called for another all-night emergency session. And the Security Council demanded an immediate impartial investigation, only to backtrack when it was informed that all its available staff were already tied up in ongoing impartial investigations of other Israeli actions.
Indeed, outrage at Israel's action was heard around the globe. People everywhere exclaimed that Israel's aggression was against international law, and then asked for a copy of the newspaper so they could see just what it was, in fact, that Israel had done this time. Others, more intellectually-inclined, asked for some links on "international law," curious to find out, at last, just what was this special code which apparently all non-Israelis had secretly agreed upon. And, of course, there were numerous calls for Israel's leaders to be brought up on charges of war crimes.
Originally posted at American Thinker
Thanks to Bubbe
Port of Oakland: Radical Left Wing Group Blocked Unloading of What Ship?
The smert protesters blocked unloading of a Chinese cargo ship. Lulz:
Some 500 anti-Israel protesters arrived at the Oakland, California port early Sunday morning, hoping to block an Israeli ship from unloading its cargo. However, the ship did not arrive, and the crowd prevented workers from unloading a Chinese ship instead[...]Bwahahahahahaha
"Free, free Palestine! Don't cross the picket line!" the picketers shouted – and in fact, the longshoremen chose not to clash with them, for fear of “getting into fistfights,” a union leader said. No one was arrested.
The Israeli ship arrived only at 6 PM, more than 12 hours after the protestors, but by that time most of the latter had left. The local union decided not to order night shift workers to unload the Israeli ship, and it will be unloaded sometime on Monday. A Foreign Ministry official told Israel National News that the general practice is that ships that arrive towards evening are unloaded the next day, "such that the protesters did not actually accomplish much other than to block a Chinese ship... The police are planning to be on hand on Monday to ensure that all goes smoothly."
The Picture, Not the Facts
Asked about the fact that the anti-Israel protesters actually blocked a Chinese ship and not an Israeli ship, Israel’s Consul-General in San Francisco, Akiva Tor, said, “The protesters were basically interested in painting a certain picture, and they don’t generally get down to the exact facts…”
h/t Are You Sure?
UPDATE: Zombie on the scene.
June 20, 2010
Day by Day: For Better or for Worse?
By Chris Muir:
Listen Up Liberals/Free Free Gaza/UN Human Rights/Free Free Palestine/Turkish Flotilla/Code Pink/ANSWER/International Solidarity Movement & Other Useful Idiots Helping Hamas & Other Terrorist Organization (Updated)
h/t Be Christopher
Update: Second video from this user:
Thanks to Are you Sure?
Hitler, The Mufti Of Jerusalem And Modern Islamo Nazism Part I
First of many installments...
Meet Islamofacist Asudullah Alshishani aka Goatly Nasheed Expert of Jihadi forum Ansar al Mujahideen:
"Before he was Asadullah Alshishani - an allegedly Chechen-American al-Qaida activist and poet extraordinaire - he was an "Assistant Deputy Reichsleiter". That was a few years ago, and he was still in high school. File under "You Can't Make This Sh*t Up".Image of Asudullah Alshishani showing pride in wearing his Nazi uniform below fold:
Port of Oakland: ANSWER & Other Radical Leftist Groups Prevent Unloading Of Israeli Cargo Ship (Updated)
Funny how ANSWER states: Stop the War & end racism now. Hypocrites.
Hundreds of demonstrators, gathering at the Port of Oakland before dawn, prevented the unloading of an Israeli cargo ship.You mean how the Israeli commandos stormed the flotilla like this:
The demonstrators, demanding an end to Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip, picketed at Berth 58, where a ship from Israel's Zim shipping line is scheduled to dock later today. The day shift of longshoremen agreed not to cross the picket line[WTF?...ed]
International pressure to end the Gaza closure has increased since Israeli commandos stormed a flotilla of ships attempting to run the blockade on May 31, killing nine people. Last week, Israeli officials announced that they would loosen but not lift the blockade, allowing more goods to enter the impoverished area.
Again, Longshoremen won't cross a feckin protest picket sign? WTF is that all about?
Update: Video added thanks to tweet from inhuggermugger. Note, this is via a site that is, well, so excited this is happening
300 people blocking gate at Oakland docks to prevent Israeli ship from unloading, a first in the US ! Live Webcam!K, whatever...zombie Margaret
US & Israeli Warships On Sightseeing? Sail Through Suez Canal
Twelve US and Israeli warships crossed the Suez Canal toward the Red Sea on Friday, according to a report on Saturday in al-Quds al-Arabi.Hmmmm.
According to the report, thousands of Egyptian soldiers were deployed along the Suez Canal guarding the ships' passage, which included a U.S. aircraft carrier.
Just to be safe, get your bets in now.
American Al-Qaeda Operative Adam Gadahn Spews More Hate/Threats In Personal Address To Obama
It's part 2, dunno bout 1...
Update: Strike that, here are all 3:
Is this recent? Dunno yet, haven't watched or read all of it.
Update(Matt Damon): This tape is close to SIX months old...Butthead Gadahan makes a reference to the Scott Brown win that took place in January of this year....."Yes Barack, as the recent loss of your party’s traditional Massachusetts Senate seat shows....."
Hey Adam....why the old tape.....got anything recent? Or are you to busy running from the drones......WE WILL GET YOU... and what a glorious day it will be on Jawa.....when you find out there ain't no virgins.
Update by Allahakchew aka Sh: Yup, this is old, he mention Obi One's State of the Union address, no mention of Obi One's Oval Office Address. No mention of Turkish Jihad Flotilla, oil spill etc. You suck Gadahn, hopefully on dirt soon.
Part 2 & 3 below fold:
All praise is due to Allah, Creator of the heavens and the earth, and prayers and peace be upon the Messenger of Allah and his companions, family and followers until the Day of Judgment.
Barack: I know that as you slither snakelike into the second year of your reign as a purported president of change, you are finding your hands full with running the affairs of a declining and besieged empire and – in the process – proving yourself to be nothing more than another treacherous, bloodthirsty and narrow-minded American war president, what with your overseeing of the hasty overhauling of America’s compromised homeland security cordon, your brazen escalation of American aggression and interference in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia, and your removal of our captive brothers from detention facilities scattered around the globe to Muslim-only concentration camps in Illinois, Bagram and elsewhere, all in the name of protecting the American people from the threat of Muslim retaliation for American crimes, or what you insist on calling the threat of al-Qaida and al-Qaida inspired terrorism.
But I would like to pull you aside, Barack, just for a moment, to ask you a straightforward and sincere question: exactly when are you – and those behind you – going to get it into your heads, and admit to yourselves and your public, that the solution to America’s security problems and defense concerns, is not to be found in the imposition of stricter policing measures or the improvement of intelligence sharing, nor is the solution to be found in your occupation of our countries with your thuggish military, nor in your flooding of them with pilotless planes in the air and virtueless spies on the ground, nor is the solution to be found in your propping up of the despicable and despised regimes of our region with your money and materiel, nor is the solution to be found in your killing or capture of this-or-that leader of the Jihad or your condemning of this-or-that suspected Mujahid to a dungeon in America, Afghanistan or anywhere else, nor is the solution to be found in your calculated election of a devious, evasive and serpentine American president with a Muslim name and background who smiles at us – or rather, smirks at us – while lunging at us with the same fangs with which previous war presidents bit us.
No, Barack, years of trial and error – with the emphasis on error – by those who came before you have demonstrated that not only do steps like these never succeed in improving America’s security, they are actually detrimental to America’s safety and stability.
And honestly, Barack, as a president who has proven himself to be incapable of keeping intruders out of his own executive mansion, do you really expect anyone to believe that you will be successful in your attempts to keep the Mujahideen away from an entire continent?
And come to think of it, Barack, as a man whose most prominent spy bureau boasts agents so inept they can’t even protect their own clandestine operating bases from infiltration by our daring martyrs, could you please tell me how exactly you plan to go about inspiring Americans’ confidence in the half-baked intelligence reforms you say you’re about to implement?
Make no mistake about it, Barack: you’re no longer the popular man you once were, a year ago or so. Don’t let the standing ovations you get wherever you go fool you; after all, didn’t they keep applauding George W. Bush until the day he left office in disgrace?
Yes Barack, as the recent loss of your party’s traditional Massachusetts Senate seat shows, and as even you yourself have admitted, a large number of Americans are quickly losing their patience with you, but not just because of your healthcare reform package, as you so disingenuously implied. No Barack, I’m not the only one who believes that healthcare isn’t even the main reason for Americans’ growing anger with you. As pointed out by a number of political analysts, American voters – especially independents and moderate Democrats – sent you a warning message in Massachusetts because you’re a man many of them voted for last year in the mistaken and – may I add – rather naive belief that you were going to serve America’s interests by getting America out of wars and ending its occupation of countries and interference in the affairs of sovereign states. But instead of the dove and man of peace they were hoping for, the American people have found themselves saddled with yet another hawk and yet another war president who, by shamelessly igniting new conflicts and throwing fuel on the fire of old ones, has only succeeded in putting more American lives in jeopardy and doing more damage to America’s chances of survival…and his own chances of reelection.
Yes Barack, public dissatisfaction with your policies now runs so deep that it extends beyond the usual group of pacifists and far-left dissidents to encompass veterans of American aggression abroad, some of whom are also veterans of your own election campaign!
The fact is, Barack, if you ever decide to get serious about improving America’s security, protecting the American people and preventing a sharp rise in the number of American casualties at home and abroad and in the air, at sea and on land, then there are a number of simple, sound and effective steps which you can take which can go a long way towards achieving those goals. The Muslim Mujahideen defending their faith and brethren against your nation’s evildoing have repeatedly made clear these steps, but because I suspect you have been living in the ivory tower and information vacuum in which arrogant Washington insiders like you often live, I shall summarize these steps here. I strongly suggest you heed and implement them, for your own good and the good of your people.
First, you must pull every last one of your soldiers, spies, security advisors, trainers, attaches, contractors, robots, drones and all other American personnel, ships and aircraft out of every Muslim land from Afghanistan to Zanzibar.
Second, you must end all support – both moral and material – to Israel and bar your citizens from traveling to Occupied Palestine or settling there, and you must impose a blanket ban on American trade with the Zionist regime and investment in it. Your security will not be improved by empty threats like those your special envoy made about the possible suspension of American loans, in and of itself a largely meaningless gesture. As Shaykh Usama told you, if you don’t heed our warnings and stop your support of Israel, we will have no choice but to continue to use other ways to get our message across.
Third, you must stop all support and aid – be it military, political, economic or otherwise – to the hated regimes of the Muslim world. This includes the so-called “development aid” which your secretary of state recently identified as being one of the most important elements of future American efforts to combat the Islamic renaissance and Jihadi awakening sweeping the Muslim world.
Fourth, you must cease all interference in the religion, society, politics, economy and government of the Islamic world. This means putting an immediate stop to the deployment of your economic hit men, CIA jackals, Peace Corps volunteers, USAID employees, and UN-and-US-sponsored non-governmental organizations, all of which, put together, represent the vanguard of American interference in our region and the world.
Fifth, you must also put an end to all forms of American and American sponsored interference in the educational curricula and information media of the Muslim world, and you must end all broadcasts targeting our region, especially those designed to alter or destroy the faith, minds, morals and values of our Muslim people.
And sixth, you must free all Muslim captives from your prisons, detention facilities and concentration camps, regardless of whether they have been recipients of what you call a "fair" trial or not. As our heroic brother Abu Dujaanah al-Khorasaani told you with his words and actions, we will never forget our prisoners.
Your refusal to release our prisoners or your failure to meet any of our other legitimate demands will mean the continuation of our just struggle against your tyranny until – God willing – you finally relent, but only after massive losses and great suffering for the people of America which you – Barack Hussein Obama – can still prevent, provided you make the right decision today.
And let us be clear, Barack: a pullout from Iraq alone, in the absence of compliance with the remainder of our legitimate demands, will get you nowhere. So stop wasting your time, Barack, and start making some serious moves.
Come on, Barack, be honest for once! Just what is it that’s stopping you from doing the right thing and ending this bloody Crusade? Is it because it’s not “good politics” and might incur the wrath of the conservative right? Fine, Barack, but as you noted in your State of the Union address, that didn’t stop you from trying to push through your package of healthcare reforms! Or are you afraid of alienating the Jewish lobby within your own party? OK, Barack, but if that’s the case, then why not just declare “minority rule” and put an end to this charade of democracy? Or is it that you’re afraid of being accused of appeasement? Well, OK Barack, but haven’t your political opponents been accusing you anyway since before you were elected of being a man who is at the very least soft on America’s enemies, if not their loyal agent? Or perhaps you’re afraid of being accused of backtracking on your principles and breaking your campaign promise to go after what you call “al Qaida and its affiliates”? Well frankly, Barack, I think this is one of the few principles you haven’t backtracked on and one of the few promises you haven’t broken; so what’s wrong with one final flip-flop, but this time for a good cause?
And that reminds me, Barack, of one other fact I’d like to emphasize before I let you go, and it’s – once again – a fact which you and your advisors and speechwriters refuse to acknowledge publicly, despite our leaders reiterating it to you on numerous occasions: namely, the fact that you are neither facing individuals nor organizations, but rather, are facing the Jihadi awakening of the Muslim nation, or Ummah, which has come out of its long slumber and now understands who its enemies are, who its friends are, and what its duty is towards its religion and homelands; and al-Qaida is only one manifestation of this Jihadi awakening, albeit a pioneering one which – by the grace of God – has taken a leading role at the head of the Ummah’s Mujahid vanguard and has had undeniable success in rallying the Muslims to unite in opposition to America and its allies. But as long as you continue to feign ignorance of this indisputable truth and tell yourselves that you are only at war with al-Qaida and its affiliates and not with the vast majority of Muslims (whom you apparently think just love to be killed, robbed and occupied by America and its friends)… as long as you take this path, you will have condemned yourselves to pursuing the same policies, committing the same crimes and making the same blunders which brought upon America disasters like the September 11th raids, the Fort Hood operation, and the Christmas Day attack.
Major Nidal Malik Hasan isn’t a member of al-Qaida, Barack, nor of any other Islamic group for that matter. In fact, once upon a time, he was one of yours. The thousands of other Muslims in America eager to perform the duty of defensive Jihad also aren’t members of al-Qaida. And you know what, Barack? Al-Qaida hasn’t been around forever, and even actual members of al-Qaida weren’t born as members. No, Barack, this organization and those like it came into being for a reason and as a reaction, and those who are members joined up for a reason and as a reaction. In other words, Barack, even if you were to succeed in eliminating al-Qaida, or even if we were to imagine a world without al-Qaida in the first place, there would still be hundreds of millions of Muslims ready and willing to fight you, whether individually or under the Jihadi banner and name of their choosing, so long as you insist on depriving the Muslims of their rights and ignoring their legitimate demands.
Yes, Barack, just as our demands remain the same, the choice America and its allies face also remains the same: either the possible restoration of your safety and security by ignoring the opposition of your tyrannical corporations and special-interest groups and restoring the rights you have stolen from Muslims and other persecuted and oppressed nations, or guaranteeing for yourselves a future of misery, insecurity and – ultimately – defeat, should you continue to ravage our countries, interfere in our affairs and trample on our dignity, liberty and sovereignty.
So it’s your choice, Barack: continuing to compete with George W. Bush for first place on the list of America’s worst-ever presidents by letting the United States deteriorate further on the death march towards breakdown and disintegration on which it was sent off by your infamous predecessor, or braving the storm and fulfilling those lofty-sounding campaign promises you made and truly changing how things are done in Washington. I don’t mean superficial changes which do more harm than good: I mean changes which matter, like the changes legitimately demanded by the vast majority of Muslims around the globe, changes which I have conveniently summarized for you today.
Let there be no doubt about it, Barack: mere words and symbolic gestures won’t make us lay down our guns and sheathe our sharpened swords. No, Barack, however many flimsy olive branches you might extend, and however many out-of-context Quranic verses and empty greetings of peace you might recite on a Cairo stage, the relationship between us and you shall never change as long as your pretty words are belied by your ugly actions.
Similarly, no hypocritical State Department report criticizing Europe for its repression of Muslim rights can possibly distract us from the fact that America continues to be the world leader in persecution and oppression of Muslims.
So do your worst, Barack, but always remember: you can kill and imprison as many of us as you like, but for every one of us who bids farewell to this world as a martyr or sacrifices his freedom in the path of God, there are dozens more ready to take his place in the ranks of the Mujahideen fighting for the rights of Muslims and the glory of Islam.
And Barack, there’s one other thing you should keep in mind as you mull over your next move: when one compares the already huge number of dead, wounded, displaced and deprived Muslims and other people for whose suffering you bear responsibility, with the relatively small number of Americans we have killed so far, it becomes crystal-clear that we haven’t even begun to even the score. That’s why, next time, we might not show the restraint and self-control we have shown up until now. So make your choice, Barack, before it’s too late.
And our final prayer is that all praise is due to Allah, who gives victory to the believers.
Rabi’ al-Akhar 1431H
US drone attack kills Lebanese terrorist (convicted in the June 14,1985 torturing and killing of US Navy diver Robert Stethem during the TWA Flight 847 skyjacking) in Pakistan (follow up to yesterday's drone strike)
Yesterday's drone srike in the tribal area.. paid off major dividends with a report that Mohammed Ali Hamadi (one of the FBI's most wanted) died along with several mid-level Al Qaeda commanders plotting an attack.
Mohammed Ali Hamadi was convicted in the June 14,1985 torturing and killing of US Navy diver Robert Stethem during the TWA Flight 847 skyjacking. He served 19years but was hastly released in 2005 in a rumored secret prisoner swap.
As I said in an earlier post we are so far inside AQ's OODA loop it still isn't funny.
Peshawar, Pakistan - A major Lebanese terrorist released by the German government five years ago has been killed in a US drone attack in Pakistan's tribal region, Pakistani intelligence sources said on Sunday.
Mohammed Ali Hamadi died when a missile fired by a CIA-operated unmanned drone aircraft destroyed a compound in North Waziristan, a known hub of al-Qaeda and Taliban militants, on Saturday.
'Altogether 16 militants died in the drone attack and 11 of them were foreigners,' said a Pakistani intelligence official who spoke on condition of anonymity. The term foreigner is used to refer to al- Qaeda associated operatives of Arab and Central Asian origin.
'We have identified those who were killed and among them is Mohammad Ali Hamadi,' added the official.
Another intelligence official who also sought anonymity verified the death of Hamadi. However, there was no government official available who could confirm the killing on record.
Al Qaeda. WE. OWN. YOU!
Sandcrawler PSA: Reminder, So Did Mohammed Photoshop Contest
I will be issuing Fatwas tomorrow for the best
threefour. This replaces the normal Blog Sabbath Caption Contest. Brian at SnappedShot is hosting the contest. Get yours in today!
For those not in the know, Muslims in London are promoting a PR campaign with "Women's Rights" ie, I believe in women's rights so did Mohammed.
My previous post:
Update on London: Images That Make One Go WTF?:
Brain at SnappedShot smelled a photoshop contest after seeing this image I obtained from Ghost of a Flea regarding Muslim PR campaign in London. SquareMileWife has background on the campaign. Think beotch & convert to Islam Yvonne Ridley..to name a few. Come to think of it, haven't heard anymore lately about pro-Taliban kidnapped by Taliban Canadian Beverly Giesbrecht (aka, Khadija Abdul Qahar) author of Jihad Unspun. Wonder if her head is still on her body?
Back to the photoshop contest:
Anyway, Brian has a template for you to use in the photoshop contest. If you don't have photoshop, as I don't, you can use Paint and import image to your creation.
Here is one of several by DMartyr(check em out so you don't duplicate):
So head on over to SnappedShot and add your entry. I will be checking in from time to time there and thought, heck, I could join in at Jawa by awarding fatwas on Monday.
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While you are there, won't you consider joining the Israel vs Iran betting pool? There only only 6 blogs participating so far. Costs nothing only a comment to enter. Brian is awarding the winner a signed copy of his cease & desist letter from AP including the FedEx envelope. Penn State Track & Field Alumni Golf will donate a flashlight that doesn't need batteries and wrist bands advertising their group. Others are deciding appropriate prizes to offer. Jawa Report will award the winner a big fat fatwa plastered on a trophy cup to add to your blog.
Let the games begin, what will Iran say when Israel hits their nuclear site? Another baby milk factory? or?
Happy Father's Day!
Miss you Dad!
A special shout out to Father's in the military. God Bless you, stay safe and come home soon!
Internet "Kill Switch"
(Washington, D.C.) Thanks to Sen. Joe Lieberman, President Obama is on track to "seize control of or even shut down portions of the Internet."
Bill S.3480, or the Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act (PCNAA), authorizes President Obama to have “kill switch” power over the Internet, presumably in case of national emergencies.
Begin Preparing Now for Anti-American Spin on New WikiLeak Video
Consider this your once a day warning that WikiLeak has another doctored video in which they'll ask you not to notice the terrorist behind the curtain, but instead focus on all the little puppies and butterflies the American imperialists are "murdering".
When this hits, I expect total blog saturation. This means that as soon as we debunk this, email everyone you know and every blog you know. It took us, what, like 8 minutes to debunk the last one? Yet the media still gave Assange face time -- literally rubber stamping WikiLeaks press releases -- and never asked the hard questions, like: are you a total retard or just constantly high?
UPDATE: For those of you who still think Assange is a hero, better go read this posted over at Cryptome. Apparently, he's been bilking his contributors.
Afghans Deserters Still Missing
Hamas TV To Be Banned In France
Ignore teh elephant in the room....Hamas supporters.
Westboro Babtist UnChurch Plans To Picket Hero's Funeral (Update)
The Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church has confirmed that members will be in Johnson City on Monday to picket the memorial service of Senior Airman Benjamin D. White, an Erwin resident who was killed in Afghanistan last week.My thoughts & prayers go out to the family of Senior Airman Benjamin D. White & others who perished with him, may they RIP.
A flier from the group, headed by the statement “God hates America and is killing our troops in his wrath” and dated June 16, states: “Military funerals have become pagan orgies of idolatrous blasphemy, where they pray to the dunghill gods of Sodom and play ‘Taps’ to a fallen fool.”
The filer goes on to say that the “message” will be “preached in respectful, lawful proximity” to White’s memorial at Grace Fellowship Church, located on South Greenwood Drive. The flier states Westboro members will be at the service at 6:15 p.m.
White, 24, along with three other airmen, died June 9 when their HH-60G Pavehawk helicopter, assigned to the 55th Rescue Squadron at Davis-Mothan Air Force Base, Ariz., crashed in southeastern Afghanistan.
The Westboro Baptist Church is headed by the Rev. Fred Phelps and is known for picketing funerals of military service personnel in their crusade against homosexuality, displaying signs with such messages as “God Hates America.”
Keisha Shoun with Johnson City’s community relations office said there are no city laws against peaceful protest and no permit would be required for the Westboro Baptist Church’s planned picket because traffic would not be affected.
Feck Westboro Babtist UnChurch members. Gawd awful way to lead a life full of hate & teaching their children the same hatred.
Fecking child abusers:
Thanks to The Bartender
Update: A homecoming befitting for a Hero:
As the procession traveled down Ohio Avenue Saturday in Erwin, a message heard by agencies taking part and felt by the hundreds who lined the streets to pay honor to one of their own came across the emergency services scanner.
Senior Airman Benjamin D. White was home.
White, 24, of Erwin, died along with three other airmen on June 9 when their HH-60G Pavehawk helicopter, assigned to the 55th Rescue Squadron at Davis-Mothan Air Force Base, Ariz., crashed in southeastern Afghanistan.
A couple of hours before White's body was flown in from Dover, Del., the air around the Tri-Cities Regional Airport was filled with light chatter and the roar of the numerous cycles' engines as riders from Rolling Thunder, the Fountain of Life Baptist Church and the Christian Motorcyclists Association positioned themselves on the runway, preparing to take part in White's procession.
Once the plane carrying White's body touched down at 9:10 a.m., there was silence.
Upon leaving the airport, the process was immediately greeted by people standing along the roadside to pay honor to White. This would prove to be a continuing theme as the escort made its way to Erwin Memorial Funeral Home.
Some of those who lined the roadways and interstate stood with flags in hand, other with their hands over their hearts, only briefly removing them to wipe away tears. Some held signs, with such messages as "We Love You" and "Our Hero." Others saluted as the procession passed.
Taliban Behead Another Man For Spying
Sen. Nelson: Obi One May Not Have The Constitutional Authority But He Has Moral Authority
h/t Kenny Solomon
[...]The young future U.S. President was brought up in Hawaii and Indonesia.One of the first things Obi One did was return the bust of Winston Churchill.
In his best-selling memoir, he chronicles his emotive journey to find his roots in Kenya back in 1988.
He describes flying from Heathrow Airport to Nairobi, sitting next to a young Englishman — who gave him his own disparaging view on Africa’s problems.
He recalls: ‘Beside me the young Brit was snoring softly now, his glasses askew on his fin-shaped nose. Was I angry at him? I wondered.’
Arriving in Kenya, he heard at Granny Sarah’s knee the family folklore, and the story of his grandfather’s humiliation at the hands of the British.
What’s clear is that this episode, and Britain’s colonial rule, has left a deep scar on the Obama family.
A bust of the former prime minister once voted the greatest Briton in history, which was loaned to George W Bush from the Government's art collection after the September 11 attacks, has now been formally handed back.Who knows........
The bronze by Sir Jacob Epstein, worth hundreds of thousands of pounds if it were ever sold on the open market, enjoyed pride of place in the Oval Office during President Bush's tenure.
But when British officials offered to let Mr Obama to hang onto the bust for a further four years, the White House said: "Thanks, but no thanks.
Sandcrawler PSA: Israel Versus Iran Betting Pool
Israeli Nuke Strike Betting PoolIf you have a blog, please enter!
Israel is preparing to strike Iran’s nuclear facilities. What will Iran claim was hit? Will the Evil Zionists™ destroy another Baby Milk Factory? An Orphanage? Or much worse, an Iranian Center for Religious Tolerance?
Join the betting pool!
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Winner will receive an AUTHENTIC copy of Brian C. Ledbetter’s ***Cease and Desist from the Associated Press! Brian will also throw in the ORIGINAL FedEx envelope! (Any participating blog willing to contribute a prize, please let us know. Other prizes would be greatly appreciated.)[Jawa's identities can't be revealed, so we will offer fatwas unless Rsluty comes up with something..ed]
HOW TO JOIN:
Betting Pool will remain open until Israel strikes at Iran's nuclear facilities.
NOTE: Casualty numbers have been RANDOMLY added but will be kept hidden until the Betting Pool ends.
Winner will be the blog that selects the most accurate target claimed by IRAN - not the actual target Israel hits! If more than one blog correctly selects the claimed target, the overall winner will be whoever has the correct target AND the closest casualty count, as reported by IRAN.
I'll be updating the pool daily, replacing the numbers in the grids with blog names.
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Snapped Shot Shut Down by AP
[Rusty]Brian from Snapped Shot received a cease and desist order from the AP for using their images. I told Brian "tell the AP to go jump in a river". Since all of the AP images reprinted by Brian are criticisms of them, they clearly fall into the realm of "fair use".Let the games/bets begin! Head on over to SnappedShot to place your bet, or email DMarty with your bet.
Death toll rises to 15 in US drone attacks
The hits just keep coming....so who was it this time that came into focus of the crosshairs?
The death toll in the U.S. drone strikes launched on Saturday morning in Pakistan's northwest tribal area of North Waziristan has risen to 15 with more deaths feared as some of the people injured in the attacks were said to be in critical conditions, according to local sources and media reports.Anyone heard from Zawahiri or Adam Gadahan lately? The hole you are hiding in isn't deep enough guys...we will get you.
The drone attacks took place at about 9.30 a.m. (local time) when a suspected U.S. drone fired two missiles in Anzar area of Tehsil Mir Ali in North Waziristan, said the local English TV channel, adding that the drone targeted a house near Mir Ali, a main town in North Waziristan, a stronghold of Taliban militants near the Afghan border.
Security officials claimed that the house was in the use of suspected militants. But local sources said that the identities of those killed were yet to be confirmed.
Tribesmen said they saw three drones flying over the area before the attack and the aircraft were hovering over the area after the attack.
"Rescue efforts were being hampered as drone is still taking flights in the area," a local journalist said, adding that people could not move to the attack site fearing another strike by the U.S. drones.
F**k Yeah Team America!!!
June 18, 2010
Radical Preacher Zakir Naik Barred From Entering Britain
An Indian preacher who has expressed radical views about Islam, including some that praise Osama bin Laden and that appear to justify acts of terrorism, was barred on Friday from entering Britain. Home Secretary Theresa May said she had barred Zakir Naik, 44...Muslim outrage in Britain in 5...4....3...2...
UN Screens Anti-Israel Flotilla Film, Israel Denied Response
Israeli was denied, at the last minute, to show their film.
The United Nations Correspondents Association recently screened a film for foreign journalists that purported to show Israel attacking innocent activists. An Israeli request to show a second film that would put the events of the first in a more accurate light was originally granted, then denied at the last minute.I am out of polite words to express the way I feel right now. Feck you UNCA is all I can say safely.
The screening was organized by the president of the Correspondents Association, Giampaolo Pioli, who invited correspondents to see an “Israeli attack on human rights activists.”
The film shown was shot by one of the passengers on a Gaza-bound flotilla that aimed to break Israel's naval blockade of the Hamas-controlled region[...]
The footage shows Israeli troops preparing to board the vessel, then switches to scenes in which passengers treat the wounded.
Mirit Cohen, spokeswoman for Israel's UN delegation, asked to attend the event and show a film prepared by the IDF Spokesperson's unit. The IDF has released a film showing members of the pro-terrorist Turkish group IHH on the Mavi Marmara attacking soldiers with metal clubs and throwing one soldier overboard; a second film shows the ship's Chief Officer testifying that the violent attack on soldiers was premeditated.
h/t Kenny Solomon
Pakistani Lawyer Petitions For Death Of Facebook Founder Mark Zukerberg
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is being investigated by Pakistani police under a section of the penal code that makes blasphemy against Muhammad punishable by death.So let me get this straight, Sidiqque wants Interpol to arrest Facebook owners, who reside in California and Andy, wherever he/she lives, to try them on a Pakistani blasphemy law. Are they fecking nutz?
BBC Urdu reports — according to a Google Translation — that Pakistan's Deputy Attorney General has launched a criminal investigation against Zuckerberg and others in response to Facebook hosting a "Draw Muhammad" contest on its site late last month. On May 19, Pakistani authorities blocked access to Facebook over the contest, and this ban was lifted on May 31 after Facebook removed the page in Pakistan and other countries[...]
According to two reports — one at Boxcrack.net, a kind of citizen journalism site run by Privacy International, and another at Pro Pakistani, a Pakistani Telecom and IT news site that lifted the news from BBC Urdu — the Deputy Attorney General has indeed lodged an FIR against Zuckerberg, fellow co-founders Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes, and "Andy", the German woman who initiated the Draw Muhammad contest under a pseudonym.
According to Pro Paskistani, petitioner Muhammad Azhar Sidiqque said he's waiting for the police to contact Interpol about making arrangements for the arrest of Facebook's owners and "Andy". The site also says that the Deputy Attorney General told the High Court that Pakistan’s United Nations representative has asked to escalate the issue in the UN General Assembly. ®
Feck Mohammed and feck their blasphemy law!
Where's our damn Fatwa?
WikiLeaks Preparing to Release Video of Alleged U.S. 'Massacre' in Afghanistan [Ironic Update: WikiLeak Insider Accuses Founder of Defrauding Donors]
As the founder of the whistleblower website WikiLeaks remains underground in fear that the U.S. will detain him, the site is preparing to release a leaked video of a U.S. airstrike in Afghanistan that is said to be more shocking than the Iraqi video that sent its controversial leader into hiding.The last one wasn't shocking, it was edited & Jawa, with the help of our readers, showed the deception.
Julian Assange, who has been garnering more attention since it was announced that Pentagon investigators are looking for him, told his supporters in an email this week that he has a classified video of a U.S. attack on Afghan civilians.
In an interview airing today on "Brian Ross Investigates," a weekly investigative news magazine show airing on ABC News Now and Hulu.com, a member of the Icelandic Parliament who has worked closely with Assange said the Afghan video is expected to be released shortly.
RPG? What RPG?
File this under assmaggots.
Update by Rusty's iPhone: Sweet, sweet irony. Not only does the person making the accusation do it anonymously, the story is being run on Cryptome, a site which publishes the same sort of documents WikiLeaks alleges they are also about. Get that? Anonymous whistleblower blows WikiLeak-gate wide open on WikiLeak-lik site.
But if the story turns out to be true, then WikiLeaks is just a giant scam to let Assange live the kind of luxery not usually afforded to basement dwelling convicted hackers who's sole claim to intellectualism is a pretense to understanding "anarcho-syndacalism".
Any "journalist" who still takes this guy seriously deserves the sarcastically placed quotation marks around "journalist". I'm looking a you "journalist" Brian Ross.
When this guy gets his ass beaten, do me a favor and video tape the whole thing. I promise complete anonimity and "the world deserves to know uncomfortable truth" about what a crying little both this guy is bound to be.
Thanks to Uptight. ~iPhone, please excuse typos.
YouTube User Fazalhazswat Doesn't Suppport Terrorism?
YouTube user fazalhazswat, aka Tahreek-e-Taliban Swat, has this on his channel:
"Take this gun and kill an US NATO & ISAF Soldiers"
"Put this on your page is you are against terrorism"?
Why not go over to Google's YouTube and report his profile. BTW, the Tahreek-e-Taliban were behind Faisal Shahzad's failed Times Square bombing. Interesting choice of a YouTube name, wouldn't you say? fazalhazswat
Found him by following "subscription link" from youtube/user/talibjan02. YouTube still doesn't get, or ignores "what's in a name" - gawd.
Thanks to Mean Kitteh
Hillel Neuer Rips U.N. Human Rights Council for Double Standards
Evidence: IHH Leader Urges Men to Throw Israelis Overboard 30May2010
The Foreign Ministry said the footage was found among the possessions of one of the flotilla's passengers.Thanks to HA headline thingy
On Wednesday, the IHH said the next Gaza flotilla it plans to deploy will set sail in the second half of July and will include at least six aid ships. Details of the new Turkish flotilla were given to members of the European Parliament. According to the organizers, additional ships are slated to join the flotilla.
What could go wrong?
Obi One Administration To File Suit Against Arizona Immigration Law
After a standing ovation in Congress for Mexican prez Caldrone's rant against Arizona and the deliberate statement by Sec of State Hillary while being interviewed in Ecuador regarding Obi Ones lawsuit, I am not surprised.
To hell with standing behind states wanting to control illegal immigrantion, a job the gov. should be doing but aren't. Dems make funnies at the expense of Arizona and they think they'll be liked more and receive more votes in Nov.
Forget about the rancher & others who were murdered, they don't count.
Besides, it's raaaaaaaacist to blame an illegal Mexican immigrant. Dems need more votes in Nov.
Forget about the closure of parts of Arizona's National Parks because of human trafficking & drug smugglers. Dems need more votes in Nov.
Forget about al Qaeda's Somalia arm, al Shabaab, trying to cross the border, it's in Texas so that doesn't count. Dems need more votes in Nov.
Forget about trashing the land by illegal immigrants. Where's the crying Indian that symbolized destruction of the environment? Where are the environmentalists? Dems need more votes in Nov.
Forget about the fears that a dam would be blown up by a Mexican Drug Cartel, that was in Texas so it doesn't count. Dems need more votes in Nov.
Islamic prayers rugs discarded, people from countries in support of terrorism didn't discard them did they? Nah, doesn't count. Dems need more votes in Nov.
Forget about then Arizona Gov. and now head of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano signing the Immigration bill into law when she was Gov of Arizona. Gov Brewer just added amendments to it. Doesn't count, Dems need more votes in Nov.
Forget about Arizona's Gov Brewer learning about the lawsuit through Sec. of State Hillary's announcement in Ecuador. Gov Brewer is a gasp Rethuglican. She deserved it. Dems need more votes in Nov.
Forget about our Federal Immigration law, just because it's the same as Arizona's, which the Obi One administration haven't read thoroughly, it's raaaaaaacist! Dems need more votes in Nov.
/End of rant.
An official told Fox News on Friday that the Department of Justice is still reviewing the law to build the administration's case -- but that the decision has already been made that a suit will be filed.Once they review it what will they do, sue themselves? Or will they tweek the Federal Immigration Law? Oh wait, they can't. Time to stock up on more popcorn.
Fighting against Sharia Law (Islamic law) in Britain
A new report by One Law for All has found Sharia Councils and Muslim Arbitration Tribunals to be in violation of UK law, public policy and human rights (see report here PDF).Just a quick Google search:
The report is being launched to coincide with a 20 June 2010 rally on the issue of Sharia law.
Based on an 8 March 2010 Seminar on Sharia Law, research, interviews, and One Law for All case files, the report has identified a number of problem areas:
- Sharia law’s civil code is arbitrary and discriminatory against women and children in particular. With the rise in the acceptance of Sharia courts, discrimination is being further institutionalised with some UK law firms additionally offering clients advice on Sharia law and the use of collaborative law.
- Sharia law is practiced in Britain primarily by Sharia Councils and Muslims Arbitration Tribunals. Both operate on religious principles and are harmful to women although Muslim Arbitration Tribunals are wrongly regarded as being of more concern because they operate as tribunals under the Arbitration Act 1996, making their rulings binding in law.
- Sharia Councils, on the other hand, claim to mediate on family issues but in practice often this differs little from arbitration: they frequently ask those appearing before them to sign an agreement to abide by their decisions; they call themselves courts, and the presiding imams, judges. Their decisions are then imposed and regarded as having the weight of legal judgements.
- There is neither control over the appointment of “judges” in Sharia Councils or Tribunals nor an independent mechanism for monitoring them. Clients often do not have access to legal advice and representation. The proceedings are not recorded, nor are there any searchable legal judgements, nor any real right of appeal.
- Sharia law cannot be compared to secular legal systems because it is considered sacred law that cannot be challenged. There is no scope to look at the interests of the individuals involved, as required by UK family law.
- These legal processes ignore both common law and due process, far less Human Rights, and provide little protection and safety for women in violent situations.
- There is a general assumption that those who attend Sharia courts do so voluntarily and that unfair decisions can be challenged in a British court. Many of the principles of Sharia law are contrary to British law and public policy, and would in theory therefore be unlikely to be upheld in a British court. In reality, however, women are often pressured by their families into going to these courts and adhering to unfair decisions, and may lack knowledge of English and their rights under British law. Moreover, refusal to settle a dispute in a Sharia court can give rise to threats and intimidation, or at best being ostracized.[More...]
Louisiana bans Sharia Law
Oklahoma will ban Sharia Law(writer appears to think this is ridiculous) - think Stealth Jihad
Meanwhile Zachary "Abu Talhah al-Amrikee" Chesser's wife Umm Talha is enjoying being a second class citizen. Sit Umm, sit. Stay, nice dog err Muslimah.
We Was Robbed, I Tells Ya!
For all you guys in San Francisco who care about such things, the US was screwed today by a ref and we lost to Slovenia.
I'd admit that I actually like soccer, but I don't want to ruin my rep with the ladies.
Shooting at Georgia Army Reserve Center leaves one soldier dead
Did this appear ANYWHERE in the major media in the past 24 hours?? This, the guy caught with explosives at Fort Gordon, and the curious silence over the incident at McDill AFB this week raises some serious questions. WTF is going on?
FOREST PARK, Ga. — An Army reservist was shot to death and another was in custody Thursday at a post south of Atlanta that is a gathering place for area reserve units.
Army spokesman Col. Dan Baggio said the victim died at the Army Reserve Center located on Fort Gillem. He could not offer specifics about the shooting that happened between 4:30 and 5 p.m.
Authorities said they were withholding the names of the soldiers until they can notify family members, but did say both were men.
Authorities have not determined a motive and said it is not clear what the relationship was between the men. Nobody else was injured.
Peter Chadwick, a spokesman for Fort Gillem and Fort McPherson, said it’s not known whether anybody else was inside a building when the shooting happened, or whether any civilians were involved.
Fort Gillem is one of three Georgia military bases slated to shut down under a sweeping round of base closures decided in 2005. Along with nearby Fort McPherson and Naval Air Station-Atlanta, the 1,427-acre Army post is scheduled to close next year.
The post includes the headquarters for the Army Recruiting Brigade and 1st Army. It also includes the Army and Air Force Exchange Distribution Region and the only Army Criminal Investigation Division laboratory.
Chadwick said the reserve center is located on Fort Gillem but does not share the same command.
UPDATE: Funny. I mention absolutely nothing about Islam or Muslims in the post, nor even hinted at it (nor did I intend to) and yet the trolls in the comments automatically show up to flog for Islam and blame shift. Perhaps its their own Islamophobia showing?
The string of incidents this week at McDill, Ft Gordon, and now Ft Gillem, is without precedent. But when you have a Commander in Chief and lapdog media who are rabidly anti-American, especially when it comes to the US military, should we be surprised that this incitement has increased the threat to our military personnel? Admittedly, the hatred directed at our military men and women has no religious boundaries.
Imam to be deported for molesting kid
Does any one know how tolerant the Egyptians are of buggering young boys?
Because if they are anything like some other Arab countries, then this Imam -- who
plead guilty to molesting a kid in his mosque -- just hit the jackpot and will be back to pederasty in the mosques of Cairo in no time!
Thanks to Herr Oyall.
Not Without My Daughter ... Again and again and again and again....!
The number of women unable to leave ass-backwards cesspools in the Middle East because they naively procreated with some Arab asshole promising them a life filled with petrodollars always surprises me in the post Not Without My Daughter era. It's just sad.
Rusty 2:26: Sally Field wept.
JihadTube: "Advantages of Jihad" by Strive4Martyrdom [UPDATE: Owned!]
When terrorists need help recruiting they enlist an American company for help. But not just any American company -- Google, which owns YouTube.
And it's not like any moron sitting at Google's headquarters wouldn't immediately recognize this video for what it is. The person who uploaded it calls himself Stritve4Martyrdom and the video is titled "ADVANTAGES of Jihad" for chrissake!
Anyway, go flag the video. Don't bother leaving a comment, Strive4Martyrdom is banning any one who takes umbrage at his direct support of terrorists.
UPDATE: Video gone already and Strive4maryrdom's account suspended, thanks for your help! It's funny how naming Google as an accomplice to terrorists works that way. It's almost like corporations are out to make money and afraid of billion dollar lawsuits ....
Whatever Happened to Hanging Them?
Dutch court convicts five Somali pirates and gives them five years each.
Smokin' Weed and Packin' Heat
The Oregon State Court of Appeals ruled this week that medical marijuana users cannot be denied concealed handgun licenses, contrary to the opinions of at least two county sheriffs.
The [federal gun control] act states that "an unlawful user ...of any controlled substance" can't own a gun, and the sheriffs contended the federal act trumps Oregon's medical marijuana law.Consequently, there continues to be a disparity between state and federal law with regard to the medical marijuana issue. The only change is now medical marijuana smokers can be stoned while carrying a concealed weapon.
While federal law prohibits marijuana, Oregon's 12-year-old law legalizes pot possession for residents with a laundry list of qualifying ailments and a doctor's approval.
June 17, 2010
Lakers Win One for My Dad!
For my Dad, who was the world's #1 Laker fan!
Lakers 83 - 79 Celtics
Kobe may have been the MVP for the series, but Pao Gasol was the key player in the game.
Good News!! Nationwide Alert Issued For 17 Afghan Military Members AWOL From US Airbase
As you read further down on this exclusive they have been missing over the course of the last two feckin years and none recently in the last three months.
A nationwide alert has been issued for 17 members of the Afghan military who have gone AWOL from a Texas Air Force base where foreign military officers who are training to become pilots are taught English, FoxNews.com has learned.They are in the process of revoking or have revoked their visas. Why has this taken so long? Two feckin years? Gawd. It wouldn't be so bad if they didn't have access to secure military operations, but they do.
The Afghan officers and enlisted men have security badges that give them access to secure U.S. defense installations, according to the lookout bulletin, "Afghan Military Deserters in CONUS [Continental U.S.]," issued by Naval Criminal Investigative Service in Dallas, and obtained by FoxNews.com[...]
Each Afghan was issued a Department of Defense Common Access Card, an identification card used to gain access to secure military installations, with which they "could attempt to enter DOD installations," according to the bulletin. Base security officers were encouraged to disseminate the bulletin to their personnel.
"I can confirm that 17 have gone missing from the Defense Language Institute," said Gary Emery, Chief of Public Affairs, 37th Training Wing, at Lackland AFB. "They disappeared over the course of the last two years, and none in the last three months."
Heartache: Olbermann Leaves Daily Kos
Keith Olbermann is sad, Kos diarist made nasty about him.
How dare he/she?
After taking heat from some of his liberal fans on Twitter over his strong criticism of Pres. Barack Obama’s Oval Office speech Tuesday, Keith Olbermann stopped into another of his new media stomping grounds to find more of the same.Kiss and make up looney libs....do it for Olbermann's ego & his bunny. Poor bunny has been hugged so much he/she is in shreds. Energizer bunny he/she is not.
Now he’s leaving The Daily Kos after reading a “diary trashing first me and my colleague Rachel.”
Olbermann wrote a blog post, presumably his last for awhile, headlined “Check, Please”, as a response to the diary he found and one particular comment that insinuated his criticism came because attacking the President was good for ratings (a pretty strange notion when discussing MSNBC)
Googles Wahhabi Search Engine?
More on this from Creeping Sharia
Faisal Shahzad Indicted For Attempted Times Square Bombing
A federal grand jury in New York City indicted accused Times Square car bomber Faisal Shahzad on Thursday on 10 terror-related charges, double the number of criminal counts he originally faced. The new counts, which could land him in a federal prison for life, include a weapons charge and four new terror charges.Looks like he didn't rat everyone out.....
The 13-page indictment also includes new details about Shahzad's travels to Pakistan, and names the Pakistani terror group, Tehrik-e-Taliban, from which Shahzad allegedly received bomb training. The indictment also says that Shahzad received money from an unnamed co-conspirator in Pakistan prior to the failed May 1 car bombing in midtown Manhattan.
"The facts alleged in this indictment show that the Pakistani Taliban facilitated Faisal Shahzad's attempted attack on American soil," said Attorney General Eric Holder. "Our nation averted serious loss of life in this attempted bombing, but it is a reminder that we face an evolving threat that we must continue to fight with every tool available to the government."
Al Qaeda Operatives killed in North Waziristan
Al Qaeda prime took another hit to its leadership cadre.
Bill Roggio has the news..
These aren't just hits on foot soldiers.... we are like so inside AL Qaeda's OODA loop it isn't funny.
The US killed two al Qaeda commanders and a Turkish foreign fighter during a Predator airstrike in North Waziristan earlier this month, a jihadist group stated.
Sheikh Ihsanullah, an "Arab al Qaeda military commander"; Ibrahim, the commander of the Fursan-i-Mohammed Group; and a Turkish foreign fighter known as Harun were killed in the June 10 airstrike in the village of Norak in North Waziristan.
The deaths were confirmed in a statement released by the Taifatul Mansura Group, or the Victorious Sect, a transnational Turkish jihadist group that operates along the Afghan-Pakistani border.
The Taifatul Mansura Group has previously issued multiple statements from Pakistan's tribal areas. Recently, the terror group announced the death of Eric Breininger, a German member of the Islamic Jihad Union who was killed while fighting Pakistani security forces during a clash near Mir Ali in North Waziristan on April 30, 2010.
The Taifatul Mansura Group confirmed the deaths of the three terrorists in a statement released on June 11 that was signed by Abu Yasir al Turki, the "Media Spokesman" and "Commander of Media Wing." The statement was translated by Flashpoint Partners.
"Late last night, a spy drone attacked a target in Waziristan," Turki said. "Commander Ibrahim, who was staying inside a house, together with one Turkish mujahid and an al Qaeda military commander, Sheikh Ihsanullah, were killed. For security reasons, we are not able to publish the location and details. Pardon us…"
Three terrorists were reported to have been killed in the June 10 airstrike in Norak. The US hit a compound that was known to have been used by the Taliban.
In order to win, we should operate at a faster tempo or rhythm than our adversaries--or, better yet, get inside [the] adversary's Observation-Orientation-Decision-Action time cycle or loop. ... Such activity will make us appear ambiguous (unpredictable) thereby generate confusion and disorder among our adversaries--since our adversaries will be unable to generate mental images or pictures that agree with the menacing as well as faster transient rhythm or patterns they are competing against.
More Dhimmitude In Gay Paree
Let's see. A huge wine and sausage party on a Friday in a heavily Muslim neighborhood? What's not to love?
And then the appeasing dhimmis show up.
PARIS (Reuters) – A giant "sausage and wine" party planned later this week in a Paris neighbourhood with many Muslim residents risks sparking disturbances and will therefore be banned, police in the French capital announced on Tuesday.
The event, announced on the social networking site Facebook late last month, had drawn growing criticism from politicians and civic groups in recent days as its page containing barely disguised anti-Muslim slogans attracted over 7,000 members.
So, the people of France are finally waking up to the threat of Islamist immigration and try to push back. Only to be denied by their touchy feely paternalistic wimpy overlords.
Vive le Dhimmis!
LatmaTV: "The Three Terror" "שלושת הטרורים"
Update: Then English one maybe set to private for now, dunno, it was removed by LatmaTV.
Here is the Hebrew one:
Dear South African Protestors
JOHANNESBURG – Thousands of South African protesters marched on the U.S. consulate Thursday to demand the U.S. increase its AIDS funding for Africa, weeks after U.S. officials said their biggest AIDS fund would not substantially rise.
I have an idea! Get your own damn country to fund it! And try wearing a condom, assholes!
Awesome: US Diplomats Woo Syria With Promises of Computers, Cake
Syria's support of terrorism may end as the State Department is wooing the Alawite regime with promises of technology and .... cake eating contests???
Thanks to MM's Buzzworthy thingy.
Lezbollah Pleads Guilty in Pipe Bomb Case
As I've said over and over again on these pages: crazy, jihadi, and dangerous are not mutually exclusive categories. Often the press tends to downplay a would-be jihadi's ideological motives and play up their mental state. Having dismissed jihad as a motivator, they then proceed to explain why the mentally challenged individual was probably not that dangerous in the first place.
Case in point: Kimberly "Asma" Al-Homsi who has appeared on the Jawa Report's pages many times as someone who is clearly mentally disturbed, committed to violent jihad, probably a lesbian, and dangerous to boot. She is finally going to jail on federal charges.
An Arlington woman and her accomplice in a truck that contained pipe bombs pleaded guilty to federal weapons charges this past week, a court official said.This wasn't the first time the dual Syrian-US citizen, al-Homsi, had threatened another driver. Prior to this, she had been arrested for making a similar threat with an inert hand grenade.
Kimberly Al-Homsi, 45 at the time of the Feb. 13 incident, and her accomplice, Yasinul Ansari, 18, were arrested after Arlington police received a telephone call from a driver who said a person in another vehicle had pointed a weapon at him on Texas 360 between Pioneer Parkway and East Abram Street...
During a police interview, Al-Homsi admitted that she made three pipe bombs in her apartment. The bombs contained pyrodex, match heads and road flares.
Previously al-Homsi had been arrested for a "domestic disturbance" involving her and her "roommate" -- who Debbie Schlussel told me she thought was, um, more than just a roommate. I don't know about that, but "Lezbollah" has a ring to it and, let's just face it a crazy female jihadi as a lesbian is just funnier!
Maybe the "roommate" was wife #2 in some polygamous marriage? Such arrangements rarely lead to domestic harmony, especially when practiced in the shadows of the law.
In any event, when the police got to the "couple's" apartment she began making threatening statements which led to a robot being sent in, at which al-Homsi began firing a paintball gun! Seriously folks, it would be worthy of an episode of COPS had they not found what appeared to be bomb making material in the apartment.
After that al-Homsi had been picked up for casing out Dallas' Love Field airport. When confronted by the police, she played the victim card saying that she had been profiled -- because nothing says "normal behavior" like a woman in a hijab taking video footage of planes landing at an airplane!
So, good riddance Kimberly. I'd say you were in for some unpleasant times in prison but, um, you might just enjoy your stay!
Thanks to Jaret.
UN Watch's Hillel Neuer Exposes UN Silence on Kyrgyzstan Massacres
It was early afternoon when the mob surged down an alley of neat rose bushes and halted outside Zarifa's house. The Kyrgyz men broke into her courtyard and sat Zarifa down next to a cherry tree. They asked her a couple of questions. After confirming she was an ethnic Uzbek, they stripped her, raped her and cut off her fingers. After that they killed her and her small son, throwing their bodies into the street. They then moved on to the next house.9, yes 9 jihadi martyred (they prayed they would be) on the Turkish Flotilla of hate compared to 100,000 murders committed by Kyrgyz's against the Uzbeks! Islam have anything to do with it? Yes, it does. Hatred of Jews have anything to do with it? Yes, it does.
"They were like beasts," Zarifa's neighbour, Bakhtir Irgayshon, said today, pointing to the gutted bedframe where she had been assaulted. A few pots and pans remained; the rest of the family home was a charred ruin. Zarifa's husband, Ilham, was missing, Irgayshon said, probably dead. Only his mother, Adina, survived the Kyrgyz-instigated conflagration that engulfed the neighbourhood of Cheremushki last Friday.
The scale of the ethnic killing that took place in Osh – as well as in other towns and villages in southern Kyrgyzstan – was grimly obvious. In the next street were the remains of another victim. He burned to death in his bed. Not much was left, only a jigsaw-like spine and hip. Nearby, Uzbek survivors were retrieving the bodies of seven small children. They had been incinerated, together with their mother, while cowering in a dark cellar.
Witnesses said the attacks by the Kyrgyz population on the Uzbek minority were attempted genocide[...]
"We're hardworking people. We were never nomadic like the Kyrgyz. We never lived in yurts. For the past 2,000 years we've built stone houses," Rustam said. He acknowledged that the town's Uzbeks were usually better off than their Kyrgyz neighbours. "Since the Silk Road, we've been involved in commerce and trade. We are successful. The Kyrgyz are jealous and resent this."
[...]It is Thursday.Here's the banner:
"The revolution is over. ... We have won ... we are in control here." The rebel is crouching atop an armoured personal carrier punctured by bullets. This is a rasping, hoarse voice. "We are the security." He is in his 20s and draped in the blood-red flag of Kyrgyzstan, whose golden emblem falls over his hunched back as he stares down from this wreck of a vehicle. "Everything is now... calm here." His eyes are glazed, sleep-deprived. Wild. Around us, dawn is creeping over Bishkek and smells of gunpowder. Plumes of smoke are slowly rising from smouldering ruins. The last crackling of AK-47s fell silent only hours before.
"The people have acted. ... Bakiyev is no longer the power in Kyrgyzstan."
He is surrounded by 10 other exhausted faces, shattered glass from stormed government buildings crunching under their feet. They are hostile and loiter in a pack in the blueish light. The night was filled by the ricochets of live rounds, the crack of shotguns, and the sporadic, clattering drone of machine guns. Above us is a ripped-apart concrete edifice that three days ago was the bureau of the president's feared prosecutors. Inside, ceilings have partially fallen in and the floor is awash with debris. This is destruction made of piles of stamped paper, gnarled metal beams, bashed tables, overturned cabinets, and cracked tiles, blended into chaos.
"The snipers fired at us. ... They fired through this truck ... They hit a woman...!"
The older man in charge bangs his hand on the punctured tires. He is wearing a traditional, elf-like Kyrgyz hat. Eyes are reddened. Then he gestures to our right past the empty beer bottle perched on the metal armour of the dead APC.
"They were shooting from up there. "
The finger points at the ruined White House. All windows have been shattered and blackened burn marks mar the facade. It is now a gutted, looted ruin. The corpse of power itself. Toughs wrapped in the flag have pieced together the ornate railings that were ripped apart when insurrection struck and mobs stormed the building.
A placard hangs in a prominent spot on the building. Black-painted words, in Russian so that foreigners like me can read them. "Dirty Jews and all those like Maxim Bakiyev have no place in Kyrgyzstan."
"We captured the building ... Lots of people died, but now we are in control." The older man waves his laminated membership card of an opposition party in my face and grins at the placard.
"The Jews are Kaput. ... The Jews are already gone."
9, yes 9 Turkish Flotilla jihadi martyred for the sake of Allah vs 100,000 innocents murdered.
Update: If you are unaware, the US has a air base in Manas, the main transit hub for troops and equipment destined for Afghanistan. A senior Kyrgyz official is threatening to close it if Britain doesn't extradite ex-president's son. Kyrgyz government is accusing him of organising violence against Uzbeks.
Crazy shite going on over there.
Awesome: IHH Website Hacked
The return of hacktivism? I doubt it, because no good deed goes unpunished and in the US we've seen a number of "hacktivists" taken to task with various forms of official threats.
We can only hope that the Israelis are better at turning a blind eye to this kind of "criminal" activity than the US government. In the meantime, if you know this dude, do us all a favor and congratulate him on a job well done.
An Israeli hacker managed to break into the website of Turkish IHH group, which organized the Gaza flotilla, disabling the organization's fundraising mechanism for a few hours....Awesome! Can any one find this image?
"The real war today is online. I spent an entire week exploring the site, a few hours each night, until I succeeded," he said...
However, the Holon hacker chose not to completely disable the website, but rather, inserted new content into it. For example, he replaced a large photo of the Marmara vessel with an image of an Israeli fighter jet, and a caption which read: "Yes, we can."
Thanks to Soccer Dad.
Why this burqa clad woman is having her picture taken?
Click on image for answer.
UK Insanity: Terrorism Surviellance Cameras In Muslim Areas
The cameras hurt the Muslims feelings so they were covered with
burkas (my bad, they have holes for eyes) plastic bags. No peeky into possible terrorist activities...
h/t Kenny Solomon
NY: Turkish Owned Hotel Offer Birth Tourism
This is nuckin futz!
A New York hotel is staking its claim to have invented a new hospitality niche – birth tourism. The Marmara Manhattan offers “an exclusive package for new mothers that wish to give birth in the USA”, with the additional bonus of the newborn child gaining US citizenship.Nice, time to close that loophole. Arizona has already targeted it, but of course they are raaaaaaaaaaacist. Hmmph
The hotel, which is part of the Turkish hospitality chain, exploits the 14th amendment to the US constitution, which states that all children born on American soil “are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside”.
Think of all the nice Turkish Muslims becoming citizens this way... They believe in separation of church & state, right? They believe in freedom of religion, right? Their gobermint sponsors rides on nice little Marmar named hospitality flotilla to give aide to the poor Gazan's right?
What could go wrong?
Robert has more.
File this under stealth jihad
Photoshop Contest: So Did Muhammed
Update on London: Images That Make One Go WTF?:
Brain & DMartyr at SnappedShot smelled a photoshop contest after seeing this image I obtained from Ghost of a Flea regarding Muslim PR campaign in London. SquareMileWife has background on the campaign. Think beotch & convert to Islam Yvonne Ridley..to name a few. Come to think of it, haven't heard anymore lately about pro-Taliban kidnapped by Taliban Canadian Beverly Giesbrecht (aka, Khadija Abdul Qahar) author of Jihad Unspun. Wonder if her head is still on her body?
Back to the photoshop contest:
Anyway, Brian has a template for you to use in the photoshop contest. If you don't have photoshop, as I don't, you can use Paint and import image to your creation.
Here is one of several by DMartyr(check em out so you don't duplicate):
So head on over to SnappedShot and add your entry. I will be checking in from time to time there and thought, heck, I could join in at Jawa by awarding fatwas on Monday.
Good News! Mohegan Sun Casino Owners Received $54 Million In Stimulus Money
With the support of Sen. Chris Dodd, D.-Conn., the federal government has awarded $54 million to Connecticut's politically well-connected Mohegan Indian tribe, which operates one of the highest grossing casinos in the U.S.~Shakes head~
The tribe runs the sprawling Mohegan Sun casino, halfway between New York City and Boston, which earned more than $1.3 billion in gross revenues in 2009. Each tribe member receives a cut of the profits, a number a tribal official said was "less than $30,000" per capita per year.
The stimulus money is a loan from a U.S. Department of Agriculture rural development program that is meant to help communities of less than 20,000 people that have been "unable to obtain other credit at reasonable rates and terms and are unable to finance the proposed project from their own resources."
Jedi Alive And Well
How did we miss this?
Buried in the article is the Jedi Name generator. I think its been posted before but so have boobies and we keep posting them.
Compare: Iran Jails Americans, Hamas Kidnaps Galid Shalit
Mothers of jailed Americans Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd & Josh Fattal lash out at Iran. International community condemns Iran for jailing Berkeley hikers. Mothers allowed visit to said hikers. 2 Iranians held in Iraq by US forces freed. Hikers still held in Evin Prison. International community still outraged.
Parents of kidnapped Galid Shalit said they would support the so called Humanitarian Flotillas if they would deliver packages & a letter to Galid - they flat out said no. International community condemns Israel for Turkish Jihadi Flotilla incident. No mention of Galid Shalit's kidnapping by Hamas in 2006. No visits, including Red Cross, to Galid have been allowed by Hamas since his capture. Hamas produces a cartoon to make the hurt deepen for the parents of Galid.
International community silent. Word is now Israel will ease the Gaza blockade(checkpoint...ed)
Under the plan, Israel would "liberalise the system by which civilian goods enter Gaza (and) expand the inflow of materials for civilian projects that are under international supervision," the statement said.It's your turn International community, you care about the kidnapped hikers but never mention Galid Shalit why? Is it because he is Jewish and the hikers aren't? Inquiring minds want to know.
But it also stressed that Israel would "continue existing security procedures to prevent the inflow of weapons and war materiel."
Alongside the easing of the four-year blockade, the 15-member security cabinet said it expected the international community "to work toward the immediate release of Gilad Shalit," the Israeli soldier snatched by Gaza-based militants in June 2006[Don't count on it...ed]
The Gaza blockade was first imposed by Israel in the aftermath of Shalit's capture, but was tightened significantly after Hamas forcibly took over the Palestinian enclave a year later.
Related, via Carl in Jerusalem
Terror Plot in Malaysia Busted
(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) Ten people have been arrested by anti-terror officers for an alleged plot to blow up two places of worship. The group was led by Islamic scholar and Lashkar-e-Toiba member Aiman Al Datak, a 39-year-old Malaysian.
Federal police sources told the New Straits Times that Aiman was linked to al-Qaeda and was on a mission to recruit members for the international terror group and Jemaah Islamiah.Interestingly, the arrested individuals plotted to blow up places of worship arguably with intentions of inflicting serious property damage and killing and maiming as many worshippers as possible. All the while, there is no conceivable way to link the plot to Mohammad cartoons, Israel, George Bush, Palestine, Geert Wilders, burqa bans or any other of the multitude of excuses used to blame Muslim violence on Western civilization.
The others in this group included three other Syrians, two Yemenis, two Nigerians, a Jordanian and a Malaysian. The nine foreigners were deported to their home countries in April, where they have been detained. One of the nine is Aiman’s son, Mohamed Hozifa.
This episode is clearly a snapshot of the religion of peace when nobody else is around.
Ohio Congresswoman Mary Jo Kilroy (D-umbass) claims to voted against TARP, but wasn't in Congress at the time (and supported it during her campaign)
There is apparently a whole new level of human stupidity that can be achieved once someone gets elected to public office. Take for example this claim made by Democrat Mary Jo Kilroy earlier this week where she claims that she voted against TARP because it didn't have enough consumer protections.
One problem, however. She wasn't even in Congress at the time. She was running for Congress in September 2008, and at that time she said she would vote FOR it.
No doubt she will respond that what she had in mind was the auto bailout that was folded into TARP in 2009. But another problem appears with that response too: she voted for it. Maybe she voted against it before she voted for it?
What I think this proves is how toxic the support for TARP is with the electorate. And how quickly dimwits like Mary Jo Kilroy can reach those near-superhuman levels of stupidity once they reach Washington. Expect to see more of this revisionism by Democrats and Republicans alike who supported the Wall Street bailout as the 2010 campaign season rolls along.
June 16, 2010
Turkish Jihad Flotilla: Anti-Israel Protesters Infiltrated By Pro-Israel Protesters
New to me, thanks to Amerikee Sd Hunter for finding this.
At the end of Saturday, June 5, several thousand left wing activists staged a demonstration to protest against the government in connection with the detention of "peacekeeping" flotilla Free Gaza. Amongst them the Knesset faction Hadash, Dov Hanin and Mohamed Baraka, head of the organization "Peace Now, Yariv Oppenheimer, a veteran activist Uri Avnery.
However, the pro-Israel protesters infiltrated the heart of the procession without the knowledge of the activists of the left. Only an hour after the rally began did the organizers realize something was wrong.
About a dozen Russian-speaking young men, aged 25-35 years, created mocking posters in English and Russian languages, to show by their words, the moral squalor of the left wing camp. At their own expense they printed banners reading: We Made the World Abandon Reason (a quote from the now popular We Won[Con...ed] the World parody video), We'll Stab for Peace, What the Hell Am I Doing Here. And Do Not Mess with the Zohan (a recent movie about an Israeli counter terrorist operative.)
Took them a hour to notice? Ha!
Hats off to them for making fools of those idiots for a full hour!
London: Images That Make One Go WTF?
PR campaign by Muslims in London.
Muhammed who? The PBUH one? Srzly? Bwahahahahahaha
Sex Offered as Compensation for War Crimes
(Tokyo, Japan) A beautiful 24-year-old Japanese woman, Anri Suzuki, who is concurrently identified as a history teacher and an adult film star, has generously offered to engage in sex with Chinese men to compensate for the brutal treatment China received from Japan during World War II.
Anri Suzuki said she was so shocked to learn about her nation’s past that it was time to make up for her country’s early 20th century wrongs by giving back, one man at a time.Well, let's do the math. One woman, 500+ million Chinese men. Uh, I don't think so. (More w/pics)
Anri Suzuki told the Korean Times: “We have to respect history and cannot obliterate it. I want to cure the wounds of Chinese with my body, and I am practicing this by having sex with Chinese students in Japan.”
Good News: Guy Gets PROBATION for Helping al Qaeda Linked Terrorists!
I literally had to do a double take of this Investigative Project piece on a guy who was convicted of helping get falsified documents for Somalis, including helping members of al Qaeda's Somalia affiliate the al Shabaab. Did they just say he got probation?
Yes, they did:
Anthony Joseph Tracy, who confessed to helping 272 Somalis travel illegally to the United States through Cuba last year, has been sentenced to 4 months in prison for his role in the scheme. With credit for time served, Tracy, who is thought to be cooperating with law enforcement, was released from jail June 4 and placed on probation.Even granting that he's helping the government by providing info that could lead to some even worse dudes ---- probation?
Tracy said some of the individuals who approached him were associated with the terror organization al-Shabaab.
But the story about the smuggler who converted to Islam in jail gets even better:
American officials have been unable to locate most of the Somalis involved in the fraud scheme and do not know if any have entered the country.Brilliant!
Thanks to Barbarossa.
Doesn't Israel Have any Torpedos?
Because a new Turkish IHH "aid" ship is getting ready to go, and I'm thinking they didn't quite get the message the last go around.
Thanks to Kenny.
Hamas: Helen Thomas is Right!
When the Left isn't quoting terrorists, the terrorists are quoting the Left.
White house correspondent Helen Thomas told Jews to get out of Palestine....Yes, peace means a territory ethnically cleansed of all Jews. It's what Hitler believed, it's what Hamas believes, and it's what many on the Left believe today.
No doubt that Thomas Helen [sic] has told the truth that everybody in the world knows...
Moreover, her statement serves peace process in [the] Middle East as they like to call it, to a very great extent.
Is GPal a Viable Alternative to PayPal
Serious question: Is Gpal a viable alternative?
I say this as someone who's thought of boycotting this or that service in the past, only to find that the service I wanted to boycott was pretty much the only game in town. In fact, I use Google products more today than I ever have. And despite Facebook dropping my account due to a campaign put on by the Muslim fascists, I still just want back in more than I want revenge.
So, viable or no? And by viable I wonder can you use Gpal in the nearly ubiquitous manner on the internet that PayPal is accepted?
MacDill Air Force Base "Intruders Named"
TAMPA — The man and woman arrived at MacDill Air Force Base as it cleared out for the day. They slowed the sport utility vehicle and showed identification.Another news site stated they spoke to the brother of the woman via Facebook
In the Honda were six guns, ammunition and military-style clothing. The man, active duty military, reportedly was absent without leave.
But the military security guard didn't know that.
Only the IDs raised a flag. They appeared to be fake, base officials said Tuesday.
Authorities identified the pair who tried to enter the base's Bayshore Boulevard gate about 5 p.m. Monday as Spc. Christopher Paul Kilburn, and Micah Goodier of Palm Beach County.
Kilburn had been stationed with Alpha Company, 1-16th 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan. He was charged with desertion and will be turned over to the Army.
The man would be under military jurisdiction, said MacDill spokesman Mark Graff.
But Goodier, a civilian, could wind up in federal court if prosecuted, according to Col. Dave Cohen, 6th Air Mobility Wing vice commander.
CBS 12 spoke to Micah Goodier's brother Tuesday night via Facebook. Jace Goodier says his sister, who hails from West Palm Beach, has been released to the custody of her husband.Still a mystery...
He did not know what she was doing with that man who is now being charged with desertion.
He also has no idea why she would try to break into an Air Force base.
You Dirty Feckin Scum C**ts (Update)
Yesterday I posted on this but didn't have video, only link. Now I have vid thanks to Jim Hoft:
Update: Here's another video, short but sweet. Notice the squealing or loud pitched halp. Bwahahahaha
Arizona's Racist Immigration Law Causes Obi One Administration To Give Mexican Thugs Free Reign In Three Southern Arizona Counties
Or something like that.
Via Jim Hoft.
h/t Kenneth Solomon
Time Outs Will Be Given
Couldn't find a lizard chair so a toad one will have to do:
Hell Freezes Over: MSNBC Dumps on Obi-One's Speech
Queef Obamaman and Chrissy "Tingles" Matthews crap all over Obama's prime time address, even comparing him unfavorably to Jimmy Carter. Watch the astounding video here.
Olbermann: "Nothing specific at all was said."Unfriggingbelievable.
Matthews: "No direction."
Howard Fineman: "He wasn't specific enough."
Olbermann: "I don't think he aimed low, I don't think he aimed at all. It's startling."
World Cup Update For Vinnie, Again.
He hasn't banned me yet. I think the Sandcrawler is empty today so I'm taking it for a spin.
Spain currently losing to the Swiss. How can the fans pick up their teams spirits? Answer below the fold, unless you are at work, then you'll have to check it later.
UPDATE by Rusty: NSFW!! Bad, Ronin. Bad!
Bush Better On Katrina Than Obama On BP
One thing the oil spill has not done is created a spike of opposition to offshore drilling in Louisiana. 77% of voters still support it with only 12% against. Only 31% say the spill has made them less inclined to be in favor of drilling while 42% say it hasn't made a difference to them and 28% say they're now stronger in their support.
Israel Proposes That Egypt Supply Gaza With Goods/Aid
Egypt's response? No thanks.
Mubarak's government on Tuesday rejected an Israeli proposal that would leave Gaza entirely dependent on Egypt for goods and access.
The rejection came in response to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's decision on Sunday to let Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz to come up with a proposal for complete Israeli disengagement from the Gaza Strip.
"This kind of talk confirms what we have been saying for years, which is that there is official Israeli thought which aims to evade responsibility for the Gaza Strip and dump it on Egypt," a spokesperson for the foreign ministry in Cairo said.
Gaza should be dependent on Gaza. The Gaza strip is not a teenager or a disabled person, or if it is, it is such on its own accord. There are two reasons, and one could argue there are more, but lets keep it big picture, that Egypt is hands off. Economic and The Struggle.
Egypt's economy can't take care of 1.6 million people who are currently living off the UN and Arab charity. Egypt doesn't want it. Period.
The Struggle is conjured persecution of the "Palestinians" by Israel as the perpetual focus of Arab unity of conflict with Jews. Israel needs to be held up as the reason for "Palestinian" failure and thus, a constant foe of Arab nations. If Israel did not exist, or ceased to exist, Arab nations would revert from a common struggle and end up ripping each other apart.
June 15, 2010
Images: Stop the Mosque Protest
As most of you know, I don't support calls for the government to stop the mosque being built at Ground Zero. I think such efforts have fascist overtones.
When government gets involved in deciding which religion can build a place of worship where, then we are no better than every single Islamic country.
I am against political Islam because I am for the separation of church and state. When you call on the government to stop the building of this or that mosque, you violate the premises on which the America's superiority over Islamic countries is built.
But Rusty, some of you say, Islam is not a religion it is a political ideology.
A) That is not true, Islam is a religion. Most religions do not believe in the separation of church and state. On this matter, Christianity is the outlier and Islam in line with traditional notions of religion.
But B) even if it were true -- and to some extent when you conflate Islamism with Islam your point is well taken, but distinctions do matter -- then so what? America is not in the business of forbidding political ideologies either. This includes evil, dangerous, and deeply anti-American political ideologies such as political Islam.
During the entire Cold War we neither forbade nor outlawed the Communist Party USA. Communists had every right to assemble and spew their stupid and evil doctrines. The only difference I see between Communism and Islamism is that nobody thought twice about calling Communism what it was -- evil. The problem today is that far too many lack the balls to say that political Islam is equally evil. We wouldn't want to offend anybody now, would we?
So, too, should Islamists be allowed to advocate their evil system.
Do I support the mosque being built at Ground Zero? Hell no!
I think downtown Manhattan should be a mosque free zone. I think America should be a mosque free zone.
But you fight evil ideas with the truth, not with the force of government.
If the goal of the Stop the Mosque movement is to bring to light the hypocrisy of the mosque's founder, the dismal track record Muslim societies have on basic fundamental freedoms, or even just want to complain about Islam being anti-Christ, then I support the movement. Protests can and should be held in front of the proposed mosque to raise awareness.
However, to the extent that many in the movement want the government to stop the mosque then my support must be incomplete.
One of the things that makes America great is that we allow people of all faiths -- even ones we profoundly take offense at -- to do or say nearly anything they want. No, the Saudis won't let Christians build churches in Mecca. So what? We aren't Saudi Arabia and I kind of like it that way!
No, I don't want them to build the mosque. But if they build it, let's build a museum next door dedicated to the millions who have been murdered in the name of Islam.
This is how freedom works, people!
Fight censorship! Watch this Marisa Miller video of her playing Guitar Hero (in her underwear)
In 2008, a promotional video for Guitar Hero: World Tour was filmed with Victoria Secret/Sport Illustrated suimsuit model Marisa Miller. But it was deemed too racy for TV. But now it has been leaked. If you're at all concerned about fighting censorship, watch this video!
Dedicated to Howie. Get well soon!
UPDATE by Rusty: For Howie's sake, I watched the video. Several times, in fact.
The first time I found it interesting. The second time, interesting. The third time, very interesting. And then, the fourth time, I suddenly lost interest.
Where's the Crime? American Arrested in Pakistan for .... Hunting bin Laden (UPDATE: Tommy Chong or Chuck Norris?)
So, maybe Gary Brooks Faulkner is crazy. Maybe the voices in his head made him go to Pakistan. Maybe "Jesus" made him do it -- but not the "turn the other cheek" Jesus of the New Testament -- the Kung-Fu Jesus constructed in so many of our heads.
Maybe it wasn't the crazy at all. Maybe Gary Brooks Faulkner is just one motivated bad ass mother f*cker with little to lose, and a wife killed on 9/11, raising a daughter by himself who will die from a rare blood disease if he doesn't raise $25 million dollars pronto fast for an expense surgery -- coincidentally the exact amount of the bounty on bin Laden's head. Quick, somebody get this guy an agent!
I know all of you are going to say Chuck Norris, but I'm leaning towards Steven Seagal to play the lead. Without the pony tail, that's a given.
Whatever motivated Faulkner to head to Pakistan, I'm a bit mystified as to the crime committed here. Was it carrying a weapon ... in Pakistan? The same Pakistan where there are entire markets devoted to constructing knock-off AK-47s?
Was it illegally trying to kill, um, the world's most wanted terrorist?
Crazy? Maybe, but where's the crime?
An American armed with a pistol and a 40-inch sword was detained in northern Pakistan and told investigators he was on a solo mission to kill Osama bin Laden, a police officer said Tuesday.Growing suspicions of exactly what? Hunting bin Laden without Pakistan's permission?
The man was identified as 52-year-old Californian construction worker Gary Brooks Faulkner, said officer Mumtaz Ahmad Khan.
He was picked up in a forest in the Chitral region late on Sunday, he said.
"We initially laughed when he told us that he wanted to kill Osama bin Laden," said Khan. But he said when officers seized the pistol, the sword and night-vision equipment, "our suspicion grew."
I'm tempted to think that he was arrested for his own safety. That the Pakistanis really are just trying to keep the poor guy from hurting himself.
But this is Pakistan. One other detail I didn't include in the blurb above was that he was "carrying Christian literature". A crime in our beloved "ally", the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
As for his family, they stand behind him and say he's not crazy, just a motivated patriot.
Crazy or a hero? Well, there are worse ways to display crazy than this.
If the greatest intelligence agency of the greatest nation on Earth can't find bin Laden, then what's the harm in letting private individuals try and do the job that the public sector has failed at? At worst they get themselves killed, but it is their life and I can think of worse ways to die.
UPDATE: After seeing this guy's mug (posted above) I take that back about Steven Seagal. For the beard's sake, we'll go with Chuck Norris.
Yeah, I know, now you're thinking Tommy Chong. But could Tommy Chong do this?
$1 A Day For The Children
How could you not, you selfish bastards!
Oh, I don't know, maybe because global warming provisions to correct climate change is full of shiat.
“There’ll be some people who will want to demagogue that politically, but that’s less than $1 a day,” Lieberman told reporters. “Is the American household willing to pay less than $1 so we don’t have to buy oil from foreign countries, so we can create millions of new jobs, so we can clean up our environment? I think the answer is going to be yes.”
That's funny. I think the answer is "Fu(k Off". This is Ofumble's lanquid response to the BP oil spill.....never let a good crisis go to waste? I can't believe how many times this has been applied in O'dog's tenure.
New weekly half-hour program: Stakelbeck on Terror
On this week's first edition of Stakelbeck on Terror, CBN News goes one-on-one with Israel's Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren in "The Sitdown."
Also, watch as we explore the relationship between Iran and al Qaeda, and for an exclusive report featuring an interview with a radical Islamic leader some call Great Britain's most hated man.
The "War Council" segment features a roundtable debate on the Obama administration's refusal to use terms like "jihadist" and "radical Islam" to describe our enemies.
Then, go Inside Israel with a report from Jerusalem showing the Palestinian Authority's regular incitement against Israeli civilians.
If you've heard of Islamic Sharia Law, don't miss this week's "Sharia Flaw," which provides shocking video of a Muslim college student's public call to genocide against Jews.
And don't miss my Stak Attack commentary, in which I examine Al Qaeda's new strategy for the West.
A Little Something For Women Thinking About Converting To Islam
I'm looking at you Linda Richard aka Taliba al-Quran.
Sent by my new best friends on Facebook. Like a weekly teaching or something.
Question: Why are there more women in hell than men?
Answer: (mostly below the fold but some of the highlights as follows)
“Because of their ingratitude (kufr).” It was said, “Are they ungrateful to Allaah?” He said, “They are ungrateful to their companions (husbands) and ungrateful for good treatment. If you are kind to one of them for a lifetime then she sees one (undesirable) thing in you, she will say, ‘I have never had anything good from you.’”
You curse frequently and are ungrateful to your husbands. I have not seen anyone more deficient in intelligence and religious commitment than you. ‘Is not the testimony of two women equal to the testimony of one man?’ They said, ‘Yes.’ He said, ‘This is the deficiency in her intelligence. Is it not true that a woman can neither pray nor fast during her menses?’ The women said, ‘Yes.’ He said, ‘This is the deficiency in her religious commitment.’”
‘Because you complain too much and are ungrateful to your husbands.’
Well they might have something with that last one. Not hell but maybe the almighty Allah could have whipped up an evolutionary muffler system to minimize the volume and/or frequency.
Question: Why are there more women in hell than men?
Answer: Praise be to Allaah.
It was narrated from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) that women will form the majority of the people of Hell. It was narrated from ‘Imraan ibn Husayn that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “I looked into Paradise and I saw that the majority of its people were the poor. And I looked into Hell and I saw that the majority of its people are women.”
(Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 3241; Muslim, 2737)
With regard to the reason for that, the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) was asked about it and he explained the reason.
It was narrated that ‘Abd-Allaah ibn ‘Abbaas said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “I was shown Hell and I have never seen anything more terrifying than it. And I saw that the majority of its people are women.” They said, “Why, O Messenger of Allaah?” He said, “Because of their ingratitude (kufr).” It was said, “Are they ungrateful to Allaah?” He said, “They are ungrateful to their companions (husbands) and ungrateful for good treatment. If you are kind to one of them for a lifetime then she sees one (undesirable) thing in you, she will say, ‘I have never had anything good from you.’” (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 1052)
It was narrated that Abu Sa’eed al-Khudri said:
“The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) went out to the Musalla on the day of Eid al-Adha or Eid al-Fitr. He passed by the women and said, ‘O women! Give charity, for I have seen that you form the majority of the people of Hell.’ They asked, ‘Why is that, O Messenger of Allaah?’ He replied, ‘You curse frequently and are ungrateful to your husbands. I have not seen anyone more deficient in intelligence and religious commitment than you. A cautious sensible man could be led astray by some of you.’ The women asked, ‘O Messenger of Allaah, what is deficient in our intelligence and religious commitment?’ He said, ‘Is not the testimony of two women equal to the testimony of one man?’ They said, ‘Yes.’ He said, ‘This is the deficiency in her intelligence. Is it not true that a woman can neither pray nor fast during her menses?’ The women said, ‘Yes.’ He said, ‘This is the deficiency in her religious commitment.’”
(Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 304)
It was narrated that Jaabir ibn ‘Abd-Allaah said: “I attended Eid prayers with the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). He started with the prayer before the khutbah, with no adhaan or iqaamah. Then he stood up, leaning on Bilaal, speaking of fear of Allaah (taqwa) and urging us to obey Him. He preached to the people and reminded them. Then he went over to the women and preached to them and reminded them. Then he said, ‘Give in charity, for you are the majority of the fuel of Hell. A woman with dark cheeks stood up in the midst of the women and said, ‘Why is that, O Messenger of Allaah?’ He said, ‘Because you complain too much and are ungrateful to your husbands.’ Then they started to give their jewellery in charity, throwing their earrings and rings into Bilaal’s cloak.”
(Narrated by Muslim, 885)
Our believing sisters who learn of this hadeeth should behave like those Sahaabiyaat who, when they learned of this, did good deeds which would be the means, by Allaah’s leave, of keeping them far away from being included in that majority of the inhabitants of Hell.
So our advice to the sisters is to strive to adhere to the rituals and obligatory duties of Islam, especially prayer, and to keep away from that which Allaah has forbidden, especially shirk in its many forms which are widespread among women, such as seeking one's needs from someone other than Allaah, going to practitioners of witchcraft and fortune-tellers, etc.
We ask Allaah to keep us and all our brothers and sisters far away from the Fire and the words and deeds that bring one close to it.
Al Gore Having an Affair
On the heels of the report that Al and Tipper Gore grew apart after 40 years of marriage comes the story that Al Gore has been having an affair with Laurie David, the ex-wife of television mainstay Larry David.
Larry and Laurie David divorced in 2007 after reports that Laurie was bumping uglies with the caretaker of the Davids' summer home. After doing the help, Laurie apparently became convenient for Al Gore.
UK: Muslims Against The Crusades Show Their Hate At Welcome Home Parade For UK Soldiers
Update on UK: Muslims Against The Crusades March
SICK Muslim extremists bombarded our soldiers with abuse at a homecoming parade today — calling them BUTCHERS and BABY KILLERS.Pork sausages - Ha!
Violence erupted as more than 200 heroic members of the 1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment marched through a town centre after returning from Afghanistan to vile taunts and jibes.
A new group of fanatics — who call themselves Muslims Against the Crusades — branded our brave boys "the death squad" and chanted "go to hell".
Incredibly, the extremists were allowed to protest at the same time, and in the same street in Barking, Essex, as the soldiers' welcome home parade.
Trouble flared as they waved placards which read: "return of the butchers", "baby killers" and "what are you dying for?18k."
They chanted "wicked soldiers go to hell", "murderers, murderers" and "sharia for UK".
Riot police were forced to step in as they clashed with angry locals who draped themselves in England flags, belted out the national anthem and retaliated with chants of "scum" and "we pay your benefits".
Eggs, glass bottles and pork sausages were also thrown at the group of around 40 protesters.[More..]
I was looking to see if the group had videos from this protest posted yet on their YouTube channel(they don't) and noticed this comment. So fitting:
You Have Excellant[sp] Clips On Raisin Awareness[sp], Inshallah This Message Gets To Some Muslims Who Supports & Sympathize With The English Troops :/Yup, 72 raisins.
Update: Another user has a video of the protest here (embedding disabled)
Disruptions at Israeli Ambassador's Talk Prompt Suspension Ruling for UC Irvine Muslim Student Group
It's about time, this happened in February.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A University of California, Irvine, disciplinary committee ruled that a Muslim student group should be suspended for at least a year because of a protest that disrupted a talk by Israel's ambassador and led to the arrest of 11 students, according to documents released Monday.The shout down etc of Israeli Ambassador Oren was well planned, they were caught lying about it so they should STFU.
The letter from a student affairs disciplinary committee to Muslim Student Union leaders said the group was guilty of disorderly conduct, obstructing university activities, furnishing false information and other violations of campus policy.
University spokeswoman Cathy Lawhon said the committee's decision will be a binding recommendation to the campus' office of student affairs if a planned appeal by the group does not succeed.
MSU attorney Reem Salahi said the committee relied on evidence relied that was "inadequate and problematic" but declined to outline the group's challenge in detail. She said the decision, if sustained, would leave Muslim students without an organization representing their interests.
"It really does have very lasting constitutional implications," she said. "It's a chilling effect for Muslims on campus and their right to associate."
Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren was repeatedly interrupted and called "murderer" and "war criminal" by pro-Palestinian students as he was giving a talk on the Middle East peace process in February.
CAIR in 5...4...3...2
Leaked emails show UC-Irvine Muslim student group planned disruption of Israeli ambassador's speech, despite repeated public denials
Free Speech Threatened At UC Irvine: Protesters Interupt Israeli Ambassador's Speech (UPDATED: Names of Those Arrested)
Another World Cup Post For Vinnie.
Best Post Evah
More below the fold. This is for you Howie.
Americans Fed Up With Biased Press
A new Rasmussen survey finds a solid majority of voters are sick and tired of agenda journalism:
Sixty-six percent (66%) of U.S. voters describe themselves as at least somewhat angry at the media, including 33% who are Very Angry.And most of them believe that Big Media actively sought to get Obama elected:
But voters have consistently said in surveys that they believe the national media has a liberal bias and that most reporters try to help the candidates they want to win. Just before Election Day 2008, 51% said most reporters were trying to help Barack Obama win the presidency. Just seven percent (7%) thought they were trying to help John McCain, while 31% viewed their coverage as unbiased.A large plurality believes that the mainstream media are carrying water for the Obama adminstration:
Now 48% of voters think most reporters when they write or talk about President Obama are trying to help the president pass his agenda. Only 18% think most reporters are trying to block the president from passing his agenda. Twenty-seven percent (27%) say they are simply interested in reporting the news in an unbiased manner.
Hizbu Islam To Merge Into al-Shabab
Sheikh Abdulkadir Haji Ahmed, the Chief of Hizbu Islam's Mobilisation Officer in Beledweyne town, announced that his group resolved to join Al-Shabaab.
"We are hereby declaring our resolve to unite with our fellow jihadists (holy warriors) in this strategic Hiran region," said Sheikh Ahmed. "Unity is certain to arouse strength."
He urged other Islamists to take their example and join Al-Shabaab.
We at the Jawa Report would like to extend are wishes. Inshallah, gheebah and fitna will consume your ghuloo ummah in the eternal hellfire. Jazakallah, egif air ab dinikh. And, your mom is dumb.
Almost Blog Sabbath Caption Contest NJ Terror Suspect Edition (Updated)
This is too good to go to waste.
Mahmood Alessa with his cat Captain Tuna:
Fatwas will be issued.
Update: Fatwas issued:
The "i will cut ur neck" fatwa issued to mr_bill for:
Gayest part of this pic?The "devil will do meetballs from your bodies issued to Ineffectual @ Home for:
A) Man-child snuggling a kitten
B) Floral bed pattern
C) Lamp used as butt-plug
Cap'n Tuna pleads, "For the love of Allah, make meatballs of me already!"The "why u insult holly quoran" fatwa issued to Deinos_PhD:
Allah lives in my cat...that's why his eyes are glowing.The "mojahedin will separate your dirty head from your dirty heart" fatwa issued to navycopjoe for:
**sniff, sniff** Oh man, I smelled better things in my litter box.
June 14, 2010
PayPal Update: Atlas Shrugs & Revolution Muslim
PayPal backed down and offered to re-instate Pamela's account, she said thanks, but no thanks. Pamela noticed, as did I, CAIR put out a press release praising PayPal's decision to drop Pamela. Certainly makes one wonder why this happened to begin with - not.
Now for Revolution Muslim, the PayPal button is gone.
MacDill Air Force Base: 2 Individuals Attempted Unauthorized Access (Update)
Military style-gear/weapons found. No names, still under investigation.
Nothing to see here, move along.
Update: "Couple arrested".
MacDill Air Force Base, Florida (CNN) -- A heavily armed man and woman were in custody Monday after trying to enter the Air Force base that houses the headquarters for U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan without authorization, an Air Force spokeswoman said.What did they want to play? Jihad Bonnie & Jihad Clyde? or? Certainly it is too soon to tell if the couple were planning a man caused disaster.
The pair were stopped at a gate at MacDill Air Force Base about 5 p.m. after they could not show proper identification, Senior Airman Katherine Holt said. A search of the vehicle after they were detained found military-style uniforms and gear and several "rifle-type" weapons, Holt said[...]
The Tampa, Florida, installation houses the headquarters of U.S.Central Command, which runs the U.S. wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as the U.S. Special Operations Command
Airing on Wind Farms
British writer James Delingpole weighs in on wind farms. In a nutshell, he would rather have his wife make land mines than work in the wind farm industry.
If there’s an industry in the world that deserves to be stigmatised more than any other, it’s the despicable, reprehensible, money-grubbing, mendacious, taxpayer-fleecing, bird-mangling, landscape-ruining, economy-blighting wind farm business.I agree. Simple review of weather and cost data indicates that wind energy is an unreliable and expensive luxury. Although wind energy works in some specific unique applications, it's not the cost-effective electricity source needed for an industrialized economy.
"Death to Israel" Shirt at Irish "Peace" Protest
The real "peace and justice for Palestine" agenda revealed. The shirt reads "Death to Israel" in Hebrew and Arabic. The "Filthy Zionists" sign is pretty much self explanatory.
This is in Ireland at a demonstration put on by so-called "peace activists".
Republican Opponent Responds to Democratic Candidate's Assault on Kid
US Conducted Medical Experiments On Detainees
I can't believe this wasn't plastered on every lefty blog, or maybe it was but the major outlets see it for what it is. A turd with a misleading tag line.
Geopolitical Monitor has a story about a report from Physicians for Human Rights which alleges that the "Bush Administration experimented on terrorism suspect during interrogation". Paragraph 2 of this story slips in the Nazi comparison on queue:
The group's review, which examined Bush-era documentation, asserts that the administration violated laws set up in the wake of the Holocaust to prevent medical testing on prisoners of war. (Nazi doctors sometimes experimented on their prisoners.)
Got it. Bush is Hitler. And what did Hitler do? Lets ask Wikipedia.
Partial Wikipedia Table of Contents
* 1.1 Experiments on twins
* 1.2 Bone, muscle, and nerve transplantation experiments
* 1.3 Freezing experiments
* 1.4 Malaria experiments
* 1.5 Mustard gas experiments
* 1.6 Sulfonamide experiments
* 1.7 Sea water experiments
* 1.8 Sterilization experiments
* 1.9 Experiments with poison
* 1.10 Incendiary bomb experiments
* 1.11 High altitude experiments
Many of the subjects died as a result of the experiments conducted by the Nazis, while many others were murdered after the tests were completed to study the effect post mortem. Those who survived were often left mutilated, suffering permanent disability, weakened bodies, and mental duress.
So what did that bad Bush and Cheney do anyway.
The report states that, "Medical personnel were required to monitor all waterboarding practices and collect detailed medical information that was used to design, develop and deploy subsequent waterboarding procedures." Notes the Associated Press:
"For example, the report said, doctors recommended adding salt to the water used for waterboarding, so the patient wouldn't experience hyponatremia, "a condition of low sodium levels in the blood caused by free water intoxication."
It also said information was gathered on the pain inflicted when various techniques were used in combination. Raymond said the purpose was to see if the pain caused violated Bush administration definitions of torture, rather than as a safeguard of the detainees' health.
Medical personnel, the report said, also monitored sleep deprivation, with sleepless stints from 48 hours to 180 hours — again to make sure it did not cause prolonged physical and mental suffering, as per those Bush administration definitions, rather than to watch out for harm to the detainee.
That's right. Monitoring sleep deprivation = injecting poison, then performing autopsy.
Pakistani wanted by U.S. is killed by explosives(OOPS!)
Its to bad he didn't get his by a hellfire...but dead is dead.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- Pakistani militant commander, Qari Zafar, who was allegedly involved in the attack on the U.S. consulate in Karachi on March 2, 2002, was killed by an explosive in North Waziristan a few days ago.Like I said dead is dead....we take them anyway we can get them.
The United States had announced $5 million award for his capture. Zafar belonged to Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and was wanted by the government for several terrorist attacks in Pakistan, including masterminding the Marriott Hotel bombing.
His close aides confirmed he was killed as he touched some explosives dumped inside his guesthouse. Militant sources said a meeting of Punjabi Taliban was in progress in North Waziristan to choose his replacement.
World Cup Thread
Big fan of the World Cup. Feet up in the Sandcrawler with a beer in hand. Doesn't get any better...well actually I could think of a couple things that....forget it. Sure you have Vinnie yelling "Teh Ghey" in the background, but it could be worse. You could be watching in Somalia and just be dead.
On Saturday militants killed two people as they attacked a house where people were watching a game.
Militant group Hizbul-Islam also arrested 10 others at the house north-east of the capital Mogadishu where fans were watching the game between Argentina and Nigeria.
In the Juba Valley rebel militias went further, saying young men should not watch football - even in the privacy of their own homes - because it would "distract them from pursuing holy jihad."
Any readers watching? IPAs are the chosen brew.
Ohio Homeland Security official Omar Alomari under investigation after Jawa Report investigation
***Sticky until noon. Scroll below for more updates.***
The wheels of justice grind slowly, as the saying goes. But they (along with the establishment media) are finally catching up with the Jawa Report.
Exhibit A is a front page article in the Columbus Dispatch on Saturday concerning a story we broke here back in April concerning the various follies within Ohio Homeland Security; specifically, our reports about their multicultural affairs/community engagement director Omar Alomari being previously fired from a state college for sleeping with one of his students - whom he later sued (unsuccessfully) for defamation after she reported him to the school; and another top official, Olen Martin, who padded his resume with not one, but two fake college degrees.
An Ohio Homeland Security official is being investigated for failing to disclose his former employment at Columbus State Community College, where he was fired after an improper consensual sexual affair with one of his students.
Omar Alomari, the department's community engagement director, did not list his tenure at Columbus State from 1990 to 1996 when he applied to work for the state and submitted background-check materials in late 2006.
Department of Public Safety officials began an administrative investigation into the accuracy of Alomari's paperwork last month after a terrorism-related website began digging into his background.
Alomari, 59, a native of Jordan, was a full-time humanities instructor at Columbus State. He disputed his dismissal, filing a national-origin discrimination complaint with the Ohio Civil Rights Commission. He also sued the woman with whom he had an affair, accusing her of slander and seeking damages.
The civil-rights commission found no probable cause of discrimination and dismissed Alomari's complaint. The lawsuit against his former student also was dismissed.
Who's to blame for this mess? Those bastards at the Fawa Report:
The Fawa Report [sic], the website that looked into Alomari's background, also questioned the academic credentials of Olen Martin, a former chief deputy sheriff and drug task force commander who was hired last year by Homeland Security.
Martin listed on his employment application that he received bachelor's and master's degrees in criminal justice from Suffield University, of Twin Falls, Idaho.
Suffield grants and sells degrees online, ranging from $475 for an associate degree to $550 for a doctoral degree, based on a "prior learning assessment" of applicants. It does not require tests or classroom work to obtain degrees.
The mis-attribution to the "Fawa Report" just goes to show that those layers of editorial oversight that separate "real journalists" from us bloggers is prone to failure as well. Nevertheless, this news almost makes up for the New York Times not giving us credit over the weekend for our exclusive last week identifying indicted New Jersey jihadist Carlos Almonte as the "Death to all Juice" guy (which the NY Post and NY Daily News did). Anyways, we're glad they're all catching up to us.
Question: did Dispatch reporter Randy Ludlow inadvertently conflate "Jawa" and "fatwa"? Could be. We're certainly fatwa-worthy. Or he just didn't hear clearly when the press flack at Ohio homeland security dictated the article to him? It is interesting that this story got buried in the Saturday edition.
We'll have more on the Ohio homeland security meltdown in the next few days.
Previous Jawa Report installments on the Ohio Homeland Security follies:
Ohio homeland security multicultural affairs director Omar Alomari was fired by college for sleeping with student, but his boss touts his sterling character and outstanding reputation to attack his critics (April 20, 2010)
Insider: Ohio homeland security director likens CAIR to gangbangers, drug dealers, mafia rats, criminal informants and other "bad guys" - to justify continuing to work with terror front group!!! (April 19, 2010)
Yes, Most Terrorists Are Morons
Must read in the Atlantic. Good points, all.
But let's not forget that sometimes morons get lucky. And all it takes is one lucky moron to ruin our day.
But the takeaway quote?
One video, captured recently by the thermal-imagery technology housed in a sniper rifle, shows two Talibs in southern Afghanistan engaged in intimate relations with a donkey. Similar videos abound, including ground-surveillance footage that records a Talib fighter gratifying himself with a cow.In defense of the Taliban, I hear that cow was really hot!
Anyway, let's cue to film.
Thanks to headline thingy.
US Invaded Afghanistan For Lithium
Just like Iraq for Oil, Panama for drugs and Haiti for Children....Damn the Imperialist Colonialist USA and its multinational corporations!!!
Have you seen the headlines breaking today of the recently released report?
The CheneyHaliburtonWarForTreasure comments are hilarious.
Oh, but wait. This is not "new" news. A lot of that going around these days.
The Bush Administration concluded in 2007 that Afghanistan was potentially sitting on a goldmine of mineral resources and that this fact ought to become a central point of U.S. policy in bolstering the government.
Afghanistan has reserves of a wide variety of nonenergy mineral resources, including iron, chrome, copper, silver, gold barite sulfur, talc, magnesium, mica, marble, and lapis lazuli. By 1985 Soviet surveys had also revealed potentially useful deposits of asbestos, nickel, mercury, lead, zinc, bauxite, lithium, and rubies.
Damn them facts! Damn them to hell!
Seems there could be a reason for the re-publicity of old information.
What better way to remind people about the country's potential bright future -- and by people I mean the Chinese, the Russians, the Pakistanis, and the Americans -- than by publicizing or re-publicizing valid (but already public) information about the region's potential wealth?UPDATE by Rusty: The Left reacts.
The Obama administration and the military know that a page-one, throat-clearing New York Times story will get instant worldwide attention. The story is accurate, but the news is not that new; let's think a bit harder about the context.
Congressman Assaults Student - Updated
Representative democracy in action:
Talk about thug politics.
Update: David Weigel, representing the assweasel view at the Washington Post describes Etheridge's actions thus (emphasis added):
The second camera rolled as Etheridge, irritated, held the wrist of the first cameraman, then pulled the student to his side and grabbed him in a hug.A hug? Yeah, that's the ticket. I remember pissing off the old man and getting a hug like that...just before the belt came off.
The Empire Strikes Back "Premake"
Thanks to someone who I can't remember but who sent this in last week. And to Maetenloch for stealing my schtick. Stick to Scandies, you oversexed b*stard!
News? Pakistan Supports the Taliban
I guess it's important in the sense that it's from a credible source, but it's "news" only in the sense that, well, let me quote Bill Roggio, "This is kinda like 'does a bear shit in the woods' moment."
Of course Pakistan supports the Taliban. The Taliban were set up by the Pakistanis.
The only bright side to this story is that since the Taliban have turned on Pakistan, Pakistan has found it necessary to begin fighting certain of their former allies factions. It's hard to fathom that the failed Islamic Republic actually thought they could control the illiterate swine. As long as the Taliban were focused exclusively on Afghanistan the Pakistanis had no problem. Now that they have threatened the stability of the state, we saw Pakistan's policy dramatically shift. See, for instance, the increase in drone strikes against Taliban targets within Pakistan.
What all this indicates is that the real news here is not that Pakistan has supported the Taliban in the past, but that they no longer do to quite the same extent as they have in the past.
You had me at "Lightsaber powerful enough to set people on fire"
You will be mine. Oh yes, you will be mine.
Totten interviews Victor Davis Hansen. Here's the teaser:
We're only 65 years from the Holocaust. Europe is still anti-Semitic, and Israel is on its own except for the United States.Read the rest.
The Gulf Cleanup : Obama Worse Than Useless
It would be bad enough if Captain Kickass was only doing NOTHING to save the Gulf Coast. In reality, the Obama Administration, bowing to union pressure, is actively HINDERING the cleanup effort by preventing foreign vessels from assisting in the effort.
According to one newspaper, European firms could complete the [oil clean up] in four months, rather than an estimated nine months if done only by the U.S. Working with the U.S., the cleanup could be accomplished in three months. The Belgian firm DEME contends it can clean up the oil with accuracy at a depth of 2,000 meters. Another European firm with capabilities is the Belgian firm Jan De Nul Group. There are also Dutch companies with similar special equipment capable of accelerating cleaning-up the Gulf. The Belgians and the Dutch are also long time NATO allies and as such partners in international security cooperation.More from SandandGravel.com:
According to the article, no U.S. companies have the ships which can accomplish this task is because those ships would cost twice as much to build in the U.S. as they do outside the country. This is one adverse impact of the Jones Act, which Congress passed in 1920s. This piece of protectionism has only hampered an anemic American maritime industry. It also has prevented a quicker response to the oil spill. European firms do have the expertise to clean up the spill.
"There are well-established federal procedures for waiving the Jones Act to bring in foreign vessels in those situations where American vessels are not available. The American maritime industry has not and will not stand in the way of the use of these well-established waiver procedures to address this crisis."There's a PETITION posted HERE demanding the Obama Administration take action and WAIVE the Jones Act. Whatever else you do, call your Congressman and Senators.
As highlighted elsewhere in Dredging News Online, a number of well known dredging companies based in Europe say they have offered to help tackle the spill but that their offers have not been taken up by the Obama administration."
June 13, 2010
Sexy Posters Defaced in Britain
Someone is painting over swimwear advertising featuring bikini-clad babes in London. Muslim fundamentalists are suspected in an apparent organized effort.
Notably, Muslims have previously implemented campaigns of defacing advertising to impose their strict moral beliefs on others. Denial of free expression and destruction of property are arguably just stepping stones in the pursuit of a worldwide caliphate. (more ….)
Saudis Clear Skies for Israeli Attack on Iran
To ensure the Israeli bombers pass unmolested, Riyadh has carried out tests to make certain its own jets are not scrambled and missile defence systems not activated. Once the Israelis are through, the kingdom’s air defences will return to full alert.I guess the only thing left is the countdown to attack.
“The Saudis have given their permission for the Israelis to pass over and they will look the other way,” said a US defence source in the area. “They have already done tests to make sure their own jets aren’t scrambled and no one gets shot down. This has all been done with the agreement of the [US] State Department.”
Sources in Saudi Arabia say it is common knowledge within defence circles in the kingdom that an arrangement is in place if Israel decides to launch the raid. Despite the tension between the two governments, they share a mutual loathing of the regime in Tehran and a common fear of Iran’s nuclear ambitions.
June 12, 2010
Paypal Cuts Off Revolution Muslim Because It Is A Hate Site
Oh wait, Paypal cuts off Pam Geller of Atlas Shrugs because her site is a hate site. Revolution Muslim still has the PayPal button.
File this under dhimmitude/stealth jihad
Did You Know the Millenium Bomber Was Tied To The Same Group That Sponsored The Turkish Ship of Hate?
Amed Ressam, pictured above, had plans to set off a bomb at LA Airport on December 31, 1999. He was tied to IHH
IHH (Humanitarian Relief Foundation) sponsored the Jihadi Turkish Flotilla with full support of the Turkish Prime Minister . Moshe Dann asks Why is our State Dept covering for a known terror group?
No-Fly Zone Over Gulf So Obi One Can Go Swimming
Late Wednesday night, the FAA created a "no-fly zone" over a large area in the Gulf in order to, uhm, secure the safety of cleanup workers or something.[Read the rest]Also, a commenter there stated there's a gag order on the CIS data for this incident. He has been following the Deepwater Horizen incident timeline.
h/t Kenneth Solomon
Another tidbit that makes one go hmmm, Gregroy Sullivan @ Pajamas Media notes Coast Guard Head Was Informed of Maine Oil Boom on 5/21. Yesterday, He Claimed He Didn’t Know
A letter signed by both Maine senators — with the four Gulf State governors copied — informed Admiral Allen of Packgen's boom weeks ago. Allen told ABC yesterday that he hadn't heard this information. [Read article to see the letter, along with a photo of miles of Packgen boom sitting in storage..]Never let a good crisis go to waste ~Saul Alinsky~
YouTube Caves, Removes LatmaTV's 'We Con The World'
As Israel went offline for the Jewish sabbath, YouTube removed most versions of Latma's hit parody song We Con the World. If you try to access the song on YouTube you receive the notification:This is exactly why we call YouTube JihadTube. YouTube Smackdown knows all too well what I am talking about.
This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Warner/ Chappell Music, Inc. .
Copyright experts we advised with before posting the song told us in no uncertain terms that we were within our rights to use the song because we did so in accordance with the Fair Use Doctrine. The Fair Use Doctrine, copied and pasted below from the US Copyright Office stipulates that it is legal and permissible to use copyrighted material under the fair use doctrine for purposes of parody.
Copyright attorneys also warned us that given our clearly lawful use of the song We are the World, if anyone wished to silence our voices, they wouldn't target us. Instead they would target YouTube. It is YouTube's standard practice to remove any material that they receive even the flimsiest threat for because the company wishes to avoid all litigation.
At the same time, this is not YouTube's first move to silence Israeli voices. During Operation Cast Lead, the IDF Spokesman's Unit established a YouTube channel and began posting combat footage on its channel to bypass the anti-Israel media and go directly to news consumers.
Shortly after the IDF channel began making waves, YouTube - which is owned by Google - removed IDF videos from the website. After the move evoked a storm of protest, YouTube restored them but flagged the videos in the same manner it flags pornography[...]
Moreover, stay tuned for our next video next Thursday night.
If someone is in fact trying to silence our voices, they will soon discover that they are messing with the wrong Jews.[ More...]
h/t Connie & HA
Update: More from Caroline Glick:
Despite these obstacles, we at Latma have no intention of crying Uncle. By tomorrow, we will repost our song on blogs throughout the world. If you already downloaded the song, please post it on your website. If not, I will post a non-youtube version on my site tomorrow with instructions from my webmaster about how to download it.Thanks to Bubbe for noticing I omitted that. Hence, the reason for my video above.
NJ Terror Suspect Mahmood Alessa & His Cat Captain Tuna
Just a normal jihadi wannabe with a cat. So moving, His mom gave the picture to the NYTimes, you know, to show a softer side of him. He wanted to take his cat to Egypt but his parents sent him with candy instead. You know the rest of the story.
UN Watch's Hillel Neuer Confronts Syrian Blood Libel
In other news regarding evil Israel:
Thanks to Kenneth Solomon for some of the links.
June 11, 2010
We Con the World - The Peace Activist's Heroic Fight
h/t Aussie Dave
LatmaTV Tribal Update:
Afghanistan: Child Bride Beaten For Running Away
White House, When You Do A News Dump Get Your Stories Straight
White House energy adviser Carol Browner on Friday rejected accusations from a panel of experts who claim the administration misrepresented their views to justify a six-month ban on offshore drilling in response to the BP oil rig disaster.Yesterday, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar apologized to those experts.
The denial came after the experts alleged that the Interior Department modified a report in late May that was used as the basis for the sweeping moratorium on existing drilling and new permits.
Though the report claimed the analysts, picked by the National Academy of Engineering, "peer reviewed" the department's recommendations, the experts say the two paragraphs that called for the moratorium were added only after they signed off on it.
To the contrary, the experts warn that such a moratorium could not only harm the economy but make the situation in the Gulf more dangerous. The April 20 oil rig explosion occurred while the Deepwater Horizon well was being shut down -- a move that is much more dangerous than continuing ongoing drilling, they said.
"A blanket moratorium is not the answer," they wrote in a letter claiming Interior Department Secretary Ken Salazar's report "misrepresents" their position. "A blanket moratorium will have the indirect effect of harming thousands of workers and further impact state and local economies suffering from the spill."
BTW, doesn't Obi Ones "Climate Czar" have socialist ties?
Never let a serious a good crisis go to waste, Saul Alinksy's "Rules for Radicals".
NJ Moron Jihadist Definitively Linked to Islamic Thinkers Society of New York; Jawa Report in the News
Two items about Mahmood Alessa & Carlos "Death to All Juice" Almonte. We've known since his arrest was first reported that he was tied to the Islamic Thinkers Society of New York. The "Death to All Juice" sign was seen in the midsts of the Islamic Stinkers, the first domestic terror supporters that I had the misfortune of coming in contact with.
Who else is connected to the group? Just my ol' pal Yousef al-Khattab and pretty much every one else at Revolution Muslim.
Had I been around I would have elaborated on that connection. But no need. CNN let's a picture do the talking of 1,000 words.
How's that "non-violent" jihad working out for you guys?
Also, The Jawa Report gets a nod from The New York Daily News which picks up Barbarossa's exclusive story identifying Carlos Almonte as the "Kill all juice" guy. The story says Alessa, "acted like a clown, laughing and smirking" at his court hearing yesterday.
Yeah, that sounds about right for one of Khattab's buddies.
PS: Here's an image from the Islamic Thinkers Society from 2005 desecrating an American flag. At an earlier protest members of the group could be heard saying, "next time we'll get all of New York City" in reference to the 9/11 attacks.
The Taliban Heart U.S. Embassy in Kabul on Facebook
Al Emara has historically and recently been one of the Afghanistan Taliban's propaganda outlets. Rusty and Howie have a lot of history with the boys that run these various sites. I think they still get together once a year for a cookout on the deck of Rusty's Carillion cruiser.
I found an interesting association on Al Emara's Facebook site. They "like" the US Embassy in Kabul. Image below and I promise...I didn't add anything.
UPDATE by Rusty: I changed the title to this post to make it obvious just who "al Emara" were.
US kills 14 (and counting) in 2 drone srikes North Waziristan
Strike count now up to THREE...in the past 24 hours...Arabs among the dead.
The US struck Taliban targets in two separate villages in Pakistan's Taliban-controlled tribal agency late Thursday night and Friday. The US has carried out three airstrikes in Pakistan in the past 24 hours.There is one report of a cordon being put around one of the destroyed compounds (which could mean a HVT was present...fingers crossed). Several drones were reported to be still over the area of one of the strike sites.
Unmanned Predators or the more deadly Reapers fired missiles at Taliban safe houses in the villages of Bahadar Khel and Khaddi, killing 14 terrorists. Eleven were killed in the attack on Bahadar Khel and three more in the strike in Khaddi, according to a report published in Dawn.
Three "foreigners," a term used by Pakistani officials to describe Arab or Central Asian al Qaeda fighters, were killed in Bahadar Khel and two more were killed in Khaddi. The identity of those killed is not yet known, and no senior al Qaeda or Taliban leaders have been reported killed at this time.
The strikes took place in a region administered by North Waziristan Taliban leader Hafiz Gul Bahadar. Al Qaeda and allied Pakistani and Central Asian jihadist groups shelter in Bahadar's tribal areas, and they also run training camps and safe houses in the region.
Al Rueters Cropped Photo Guy Liked to Hang Out with Terrorists
Via Undhimmi (photo & caption also by Undhimmi)
It transpires that the pictures were supplied to Reuters by a Turkish photographer and writer, Adem Özköse. In addition to his IHH (the terror-linked charity that organised the Turkish flotilla) links, he is also a journalist writing for the Turkish publication ‘Real Life Magazine’ and a writer of book supporting Islamism and in particular, the ‘Palestine’ cause.No surprise here.
Joseph Cohen AKA Yousef Al Khattab Hearts This Image
He captioned it: Wow! How distasteful! :)
No, he hasn't changed. Also, he is still hiding out in Morocco.
Leaked GM "Chevy" Memo
Yesterday a memo was leaked which stated GM wanted to discourage the use of "Chevy" to describe it's brand. One reference to describe the change was a most recognized brand, "Coke". Apparently they forgot "Coke" stands for Coca-Cola.
General Motors today backtracked from a memo discouraging the use of “Chevy” to describe its Chevrolet brand.Shakes head in disgust.
On Tuesday, GM sent a memo to Chevrolet employees at its headquarters, promoting the importance of "consistency" for the brand, which was the nation's best-selling line of cars and trucks for more than half a century after World War II.
But in a statement issued today, General Motors said " 'Chevy' will continue to reflect the enthusiasm of customers and fans."
"Today's emotional debate over a poorly worded memo on our use of the Chevrolet brand is a good reminder of how passionately people feel about Chevrolet. It is a passion we share and one we do not take for granted," it said.[More..]
h/t Kenny Solomon
"Project Deliverance" Results in More Than 2,200 Arrests During 22-Month Operation,
The word "Deliverance" immediately brought this to mind:
WASHINGTON—Attorney General Eric Holder today[yesterday..ed] announced the arrest of more than 2,200 individuals on narcotics-related charges in the United States and the seizure of more than 74.1 tons of illegal drugs as part of a 22-month multi-agency law enforcement investigation known as “Project Deliverance.” The Attorney General was joined in announcing the current results of Project Deliverance by Acting Administrator Michele M. Leonhart of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA); Assistant Director Kevin L. Perkins of the FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division; and Assistant Secretary John Morton of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).Good on them! I now ask Holder, why do you think the Arizona Immigration law is unconstitutional/racist?
Yesterday, 429 individuals in 16 states were arrested as part of Project Deliverance, which targeted the transportation infrastructure of Mexican drug trafficking organizations in the United States, especially along the Southwest border, through coordination between federal, state and local law enforcement. More than 3,000 agents and officers operated across the United States to make yesterday’s arrests. During yesterday’s enforcement action, $5.8 million in U.S. currency, 2,951 pounds of marijuana, 112 kilograms of cocaine, 17 pounds of methamphetamine, 141 weapons, and 85 vehicles were seized by law enforcement agents[...]
Overall, Project Deliverance has led to the arrest of 2,266 individuals and the seizure of approximately $154 million in U.S. currency and approximately 1,262 pounds of methamphetamine, 2.5 tons of cocaine, 1,410 pounds of heroin, 69 tons of marijuana, 501 weapons, and 527 vehicles.
Through continued joint cooperation at all levels of the Obama and Calderon administrations, the Department of Justice and its partners are actively working to stem the flow of illegal narcotics, weapons, and bulk cash moving across the U.S./Mexico border.Is Calderon why? The man who received a standing ovation in Congress from Dems when he criticized Arizona Immigration crackdown?
In other news:
Wikileaks And Manning - Sounds Like More To Come
Jawa covered Bradley Manning and his contributions to Wikileaks here. He even looks like a pussy.
Anyway, sounds like his contributions to undermining America's security and foreign policy may come to light soon as mentioned at the Daily Beast.
American officials said Pentagon investigators are convinced that Assange [Wikileaks asshat..ed.] is in possession of at least some classified State Department cables leaked by a 22-year-old Army intelligence specialist, Bradley Manning of Potomac, Maryland, who is now in custody in Kuwait.
As The Daily Beast reported June 8, Manning, while posted in Iraq, apparently had special access to cables prepared by diplomats and State Department officials throughout the Middle East, regarding the workings of Arab governments and their leaders, according to an American diplomat.
...contained information related to American diplomatic and intelligence efforts in the war zones in Afghanistan and Iraq...
June 10, 2010
Oh Brother (Updated: Terrorist Sheik Abu-Mohammed al-Maqdisi Endorses Ansar Al Mujahideen
Jihadi forum business card.
Update: The man endorsing Ansar al Mujahideen jihadi forum, Isam Mohammed Taher al-Barqawi, also known as Sheik Abu-Mohammed al-Maqdisi, taught radical Islamic ideology to al-Zarqawi. Sheikh hearts Bin Laden, etc.
A few related, probably more:
The largest online jihadist library, Al-Maqdisi's intermittently available Minbar al-Tawhid wa-l-Jihad (Pulpit of Monotheism and Jihad) contains hundreds of works totaling hundreds of thousands of pages.
Jordon Releases Former Mentor to AlQaeda's Dead al-Zarqawi
Heartache: Smugglers Suffering Economic Hardship Due To Egypt Opening Up Crossing
UK: Muslims Against The Crusades March
Part II here.
h/t Loganswarning who has more...
Video Recordings of Statements from Mavi Marmara Crew Members about Preparations Made by IHH Operatives for the Violent Confrontation with IDF Soldiers
In English with Hebrew subtitles:
In Turkish with English subtitles.
Thanks to Aaron
Convicted Terrorist David Coleman Headley Questioned By India Justice Officials Regarding Mumbai Terror Probe
He had to if he wanted to stay alive. The martyr thing for him wasn't very appealing.
A convicted terrorist expected to testify against a Chicago businessman in connection with the Mumbai terror attacks has provided details to investigators from India, federal authorities said today.We have posted numerous articles on this so I direct you to our India archives
Department of Justice officials said David Coleman Headley was questioned by Indian law enforcement officials over seven days of interviews in Chicago.
Justice Department officials said there were no restrictions on what questions Indian officials could ask Headley.
Headley, a U.S. citizen of Pakistani descent, pleaded guilty in March to 12 counts of a federal indictment that accused him of traveling to India ahead of the November 2008 Mumbai attacks to scout locations for a Pakistani terror group[...]
In exchange for his guilty plea, Headley was spared from the death penalty and from being extradited to India, which also has the death penalty.
Rana's trial is scheduled to begin Nov. 1.
Shocka!! Experts Say White House 'Misrepresented' Views to Justify Drilling Moratorium
The seven experts who advised President Obama on how to deal with offshore drilling safety after the Deepwater Horizon explosion are accusing his administration of misrepresenting their views to make it appear that they supported a six-month drilling moratorium -- something they actually oppose.Predictable
The experts, recommended by the National Academy of Engineering, say Interior Secretary Ken Salazar modified their report last month, after they signed it, to include two paragraphs calling for the moratorium on existing drilling and new permits.
Salazar's report to Obama said a panel of seven experts "peer reviewed" his recommendations, which included a six-month moratorium on permits for new wells being drilled using floating rigs and an immediate halt to drilling operations.
"None of us actually reviewed the memorandum as it is in the report," oil expert Ken Arnold told Fox News. "What was in the report at the time it was reviewed was quite a bit different in its impact to what there is now. So we wanted to distance ourselves from that recommendation."
Salazar apologized to those experts Thursday.
"The experts who are involved in crafting the report gave us their recommendation and their input and I very much appreciate those recommendations," he said. "It was not their decision on the moratorium. It was my decision and the president's decision to move forward."
In a letter the experts sent to Salazar, they said his primary recommendation "misrepresents" their position and that halting the drilling is actually a bad idea.
Shocking Video: Gaza O Gaza!
Taliban: We've Been Hacked!
Well, this explains a lot. My first day back and one of my biggest questions behind the scenes to the other Jawas was, "Where are the Taliban?".
The URLs of their main "Voice of Jihad: The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan" were all down -- including their backup and several related "online magazines" (eg, al Somod, and that of my oldest yet favorite online nemesis "Murchal")
The only thing I could find as of this AM was a backup of the backup here. It was working this morning, but the last post was dated June 1st.
As of this writing, even the backup of the backup is sporting an SQL database error message.
According to Wired's Danger Room:
Abu al-Aina’a al-Khorasani, an administrator an elite jihadi forum endorsed by the Taliban, warns in an online post that the “group’s main site and the site of its online journal Al-Sumud, have been the subject of an ‘infiltration operation.’”I'd like to claim this one for myself, but the truth is I didn't do it. In fact, Wired speculates that maybe this was the work of the US military. In which case I say kudos and it's about freaking time.
Khorasani’s post on Fallujah forum warns online jihadis “to not enter any of the links that concern these websites, and not even to surf [the content] until you receive the confirmed news by your brothers, Allah-willing.”
And to my "good friends" Qari Yousef "Ahmadi" Mohammad, Zabihullah Mujahid, and Adil "Murchal" Watanmal I bid you a hearty .......
Thanks to Canoneer #4.
Dennis Prager At University Of Denver
Couple weeks old. Kinda long. Damn good.
And Vinnie, Sarah is in the vid and looking good. Get your drool bucket out.
Iran: Pakistan Has Mullah Omar in Custody
Oddly, the Iranians say the Pakistanis are harboring Mullah Omar, not holding him. Which makes just as much sense given the ISI's relationship with the Taliban leader over the years. Keep your fingers crossed that it's true and that it's holding.
Obi Ones Sings Kick Ass Song
Via Doug Powers, guest blogger @ Michelle Malkin
Video: Turkish PM Declares America, Jews "the Enemy"
Apparently this video of Turkish PM Tayyip Erdogan proclaiming America and the Jews "the enemy" back in 1993 is getting some play in Israel as context for recent events, but not here.
On watching it several times I don't think I'm taking the quotes out of context. When Erdogan declares that, "there is nothing more meaningful than the declaration of your enemy" he clearly means the U.S. and Israel given that only moments before he claims that we and "the Jews" disdained his Islamist political party and its leader, Necmettin Erbakan.
Thanks to Moti B.
RIP: Hugh Slatery
A friend of The Jawa Report, he will be missed. Our prayers and condolences.
Egyptian Cleric Mus'id Anwar Blasts Soccer, Other "Harmful Sports", as a Means Prescribed by the Protocols of the Elders of Zion in Order to Rule the World
Oh noes, he caught on to our evil plan to rulz teh world!
News-Flash: NJ "Death to all Juice" Terrorist "Not Smart"
My finally-back-from-the-Redneck-Riviera post states the obvious. NY Post:
The ex-boss of jihad-loving Carlos "Omar" Almonte, one of two men accused of seeking to kill US soldiers overseas, laughed at the idea that his employee had the wits to be an international terrorist.Gee, ya think?
"This kid is not smart," said the supervisor at a computer-repair shop near Almonte's home in Elmwood Park, NJ. [READ THE REST]
Carlos "Omar" Almonte displays his brilliance
Let me just say one thing on the stupid-people-can't-be-terrorists-meme: WTF? Um, most terrorists are stupid. Carlos the Jackal was the deviation from the norm, not the norm.
Al-Qaeda, al-Shabaab, Hamas, or the Taliban don't ask for a copy of the SATs before they strap a suicide vest to some kid and ask him to go detonate himself at a wedding.
NJ Terror Suspect, Misunderstander Of Islam
Back when Alessa was a North Bergen HS student in early 2005, officials there were so troubled by his radical-Islam-inspired rants that they contacted Homeland Security.
Even the Al Huda School, an Islamic institution in Paterson, couldn't handle him, and he left after few months in 2005.
Later that year, when he was transferred to KAS Prep, an alternative school for troubled teens, the outbursts continued, a school official said.
He recalled that Alessa had his own misinterpretation of Islam, claiming that the religion required the subordination of women and the mutilation of gays