March 31, 2011

WTF? I Mean, Say What? Hijab American Military Women

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Image credit: Daily Caller

Via Daily Caller

In an effort to get closer to the local population, American female soldiers stationed in Afghanistan are being encouraged to wear a Muslim headscarf when interacting with civilians. But some question whether the practice constitutes cultural sensitivity or a form of appeasement that is degrading to U.S. soldiers.

Major Kyndra Rotunda, executive director of the Military Law and Policy Institute and AMVETS Legal Clinic, told The Daily Caller that while the women are not being ordered to wear the head scarf, encouragement is tantamount to a demand[...]

Retired Col. Martha McSally, whose grievance about being forced to wear the Muslim abaya while stationed in Saudi Arabia in the 1990s resulted in 2002 legislation outlawing the practice of making female soldiers wear Muslim religious garb in Saudi Arabia, told The Daily Caller that the sanctity of the uniform should not be sullied with outside accessories like the hijab.

“Another thing that makes this inappropriate is that they are wearing it with their uniform,” she said. “All the services have several-hundred-page regulations about what is appropriate and is not appropriate to wear with the uniform, and we have very strict guidelines … You are representing the United States government. You are wearing the U.S. military uniform, and it confuses what you are representing when you add this to the uniform.”[More..]

Forget feckin cultural sensitivity. This is appeasement and degrading but what's worse, that damn headscarf sure as hell ain't gonna stop a snipers bullet.

Winning hearts & minds gone mad.

@@!!&@!! stupid idea, gawd.

h/t tweet from @velvethammer

By Stable Hand at 11:30 PM | Comments |

Juden! Juden!!: His name is Yohannes Damka, Fräulein Hündin

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Mr Damka, a Israeli citizen, left for Canada on March 15. Looking forward to sightseeing, including a trip to Niagara Falls but when he reached Frankfurt for his connecting flight, things started to go terribly wrong.

Sad, just sad. Read the rest

By Stable Hand at 10:14 PM | Comments |

Wisconsin Teacher Charged With Sending Death Threats to GOP Lawmakers

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So this is who pre-schoolers are being taught by now-a-days, who woulda thunk?

If you don't get your way children, threaten with death!

[Jim Hoft]Her name is Katherine Windels and she is a Wisconsin teacher.

Here’s the criminal complaint.

JS Online reported:

A 26-year-old woman was charged Thursday with two felony counts and two misdemeanor counts for allegedly making email threats against Wisconsin lawmakers during the height of the battle over Gov. Scott Walker’s budget-repair bill.

Katherine R. Windels of Cross Plains was named in a criminal complaint filed in Dane County Criminal Court.

According to the criminal complaint, Windels allegedly sent an email threat to State Sen. Robert Cowles (R-Green Bay) March 9. Later that evening, she allegedly sent another email to 15 Republican legislators, including Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau).

The subject line of the second email was: “Atten: Death Threat!!!! Bomb!!!” In that email, she purportedly wrote, “Please put your things in order because you will be killed and your families will also be killed due to your actions in the last 8 weeks.”

“I hope you have a good time in hell,” she allegedly wrote in the lengthy email in which she purportedly listed scenarios in which the legislators and their families would die, including bombings and by “putting a nice little bullet in your head.”[...]

Windels was charged with two felony counts “bomb scare” and two misdemeanor counts of “computer message-threatening injury/bodily harm.” If convicted, each felony count carries a maximum penalty of three years and six months in prison and a $10,000 fine, and each misdemeanor count carries a maximum penalty of 90 days in prison and a $1,000 fine.

Read the rest, he has more including links with more information.

Previous:
YOU WILL DIE!!!! - Death Threat Sent Via Email to GOP Senators in Wisconsin (Bumped-Updated)

By Stable Hand at 09:39 PM | Comments |

Anti-Israeli intimidation at University of Quebec in Montreal

Another university where Leftists and Muslims join forces to express brutal antisemitism with the thin veneer of concern over Israeli political policies. Oddly none of these people have ever disrupted a meeting on Saudi Arabia, or Pakistan where minority rights are truly horrific, but the main girl here shows up at every lecture which has anything to do with Israel.

The whole story is here:
http://davidouellette.wordpress.com/2011/03/31/intimidation-a-luqam/ [Note, in French...ed]

Leftists, Islams useful idiots

By Stable Hand at 09:07 PM | Comments |

Crowder: FUN WITH WIENERS! (Featuring Congressman Weiner)

Lulz

Check out www.wheresmywaiver.com to take part!

Yo, Where’s MY Waiver?

In the land of equal protection under the law, all deserve to be protected from ObamaCare's harm or none should.

If you agree, send an email to the Obama Administration asking for YOUR waiver from provisions of ObamaCare that harm YOU!
Request YOUR Waiver!

Ha! I sent a request for my waiver.

By Stable Hand at 08:28 PM | Comments |

Thinking of Emerson Begolly

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"Mushoom's Mustache physically excites me!"~Emerson "Goatly" Begolly

Begolly archives for those who don't know who the hell he is.

By Stable Hand at 06:16 PM | Comments |

Keystone Cops: Now NATO Threatens to Bomb Rebels in Libya

Via Pat Dollard

WASHINGTON — Members of the NATO alliance have sternly warned the rebels in Libya not to attack civilians as they push against the regime of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, according to senior military and government officials.

As NATO takes over control of airstrikes in Libya and the Obama administration considers new steps to tip the balance of power there, the coalition has told the rebels that the fog of war will not shield them from possible bombardment by NATO planes and missiles, just as the regime’s forces have been punished.

“We’ve been conveying a message to the rebels that we will be compelled to defend civilians, whether pro-Qaddafi or pro-opposition,” said a senior Obama administration official. “We are working very hard behind the scenes with the rebels so we don’t confront a situation where we face a decision to strike the rebels to defend civilians.”

The warnings, and intense consultations within the NATO-led coalition over its rules for attacking anyone who endangers innocent civilians, come at a time when the civil war in Libya is becoming ever more chaotic, and the battle lines ever less distinct. They raise a fundamental question that the military is now grappling with: Who in Libya is a civilian?[Emphasis mine..ed]

What to do, what to do.

Headline unselfishly stolen from JoAnne M.

By Stable Hand at 05:55 PM | Comments |

Ah Gee Google's EweTube

I thought you had changed your ways and really, really didn't want to sucketh jihadi testes.

Alas, we were wrong, you are just sheeple

In other Google news: Google runs into FTC buzzsaw

By Stable Hand at 05:13 PM | Comments |

Got Dirt?

By Stable Hand at 04:26 PM | Comments |

More War Porn

Next time Rolling Stone or others calls something like this murder , direct them to this: [click image for video]


By Stable Hand at 03:46 PM | Comments |

My Alma Mater Gets Taiwanese Anime Treatment for Rooftop Sex Incident

Or, where was Rusty all last week anyway?

With the Trojans locked out of the BCS for yet another year what else is there to do on campus?

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 03:40 PM | Comments |

Londonistan: BDS in Action

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No, not Bush Derangement Syndrome..

Via Carl in Jerusalem

Pro-'Palestinian' thugs have forced the Ahava cosmetics store to move out of London's swanky Covent Garden neighborhood.
The owner of the shop, currently in Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, is looking for other sites after owners of neighbouring stores complained to the landlord following protests.
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Supporters claim it has been "chased out" of its location by regular "noisy and intimidating" demonstrations.

A spokeswoman for Shaftesbury PLC, which owns the property as well as several others in the Seven Dials area, said: "When Ahava's lease expires in September, we will not offer them a new one."

Do they mean stolen beauty like this?

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By Stable Hand at 03:08 PM | Comments |

Norway: We'll Talk to Hamas, But Not Jews

Thanks to the Political Commentator for bringing this to my attention. Go check out his post as it has statistics on antisemetism in Europe. I missed Alan Dershowitz's Wall Street Journal article from a couple of days ago describing how Norwegian academics had refused to meet with him, but how these same academics invited his Harvard colleague who had written a book about the hidden hand of the Jews in American politics.

Here's the takeaway from Dershowitz's article:

When my Harvard colleague Stephen Walt, co-author of "The Israel Lobby," came to Norway, he was immediately invited to present a lecture at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim. Likewise with Ilan Pappe, a demonizer of Israel who teaches at Oxford.....

The dean of the law faculty at Bergen University said he would be "honored" to have me present a lecture "on the O.J. Simpson case," as long as I was willing to promise not to mention Israel. An administrator at the Trondheim school said that Israel was too "controversial."

The University of Oslo simply said "no" without offering an excuse....

Only once before have I been prevented from lecturing at universities in a country. The other country was Apartheid South Africa....

he country's foreign minister recently wrote an article justifying his contacts with Hamas. He said that the essential philosophy of Norway is "dialogue." That dialogue, it turns out, is one-sided. Hamas and its supporters are invited into the dialogue, but supporters of Israel are excluded by an implicit, yet very real, boycott against pro-Israel views.

READ THE REST.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 02:06 PM | Comments |

Update: #1 Yes Indonesian Terrorist (Patek) Was Arrested In Pakistan; #2 He Wasn't The Target Of The Raid

An update on this post: Top Indonesian Terrorist Umar Patek Captured in Pakistan.

Via The Australian:

Umar Patek, 40, the deputy commander of al-Qa'ida's Southeast Asian affiliate Jemaah Islamiah, is believed to have been arrested in Pakistan last month by local intelligence agents acting on a CIA tip-off.

Indonesian police chief Lieutenant General Ito Sumardi said he believed Patek, the subject of a $US1 million bounty offered by the American government, travelled on a commercial flight to Pakistan via Bangkok on a passport using a false name.

General Sumardi said information indicated he was arrested with other al-Qa'ida suspects and was not the target of the raid.[Emphasis mine..ed]

But questions remain over what Patek was doing in Pakistan, which continues to attract foreign militants seeking contact with al-Qa'ida leaders based there, particularly in lawless tribal areas near the Afghan border.

Pakistani intelligence agents on Wednesday confirmed he had been arrested and was being held for questioning. "The CIA tipped us off that he might be travelling here," one official said,....

If he wasn't the target of the raid, who was?

Rusty sez: "I once caught a ten pound bass whilst fishing for brim...."

By Stable Hand at 01:53 PM | Comments |

Israeli map shows nearly 1,000 Hezbollah weapon sites

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Hezbullah & UN flags flying side by side at UN "peacekeeping post" in South Lebanon

Via FNC

JERUSALEM – The Israeli military on Thursday released a map detailing what it says are nearly 1,000 underground bunkers, weapons storage facilities and monitoring sites built by the militant Hezbollah guerrillas in southern Lebanon.

Many of the sites on the map are located south of the Litani River in Lebanon, the zone where Hezbollah is banned from keeping weapons under the U.N.-sponsored truce that ended Israel's summer 2006 war with the guerrilla group.[Emphasis mine..ed]

An article on the military spokesman's website says Hezbollah has set up some 550 bunkers, 300 monitoring sites and 100 weapons storage facilities. The facilities are located in 270 villages, and many are located near hospitals, private homes and schools, the military said in a statement published on its website.

Judith Levy links to a PDF which shows these images from IDF:

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These just-declassified IDF maps show the Israeli army's assessment of the locations of Hezbollah's bunkers, weapons facilities and surveillance posts in the village of El-Khiam, which is about two and a half miles north of the Israeli border. Hezbollah's installations in and under El-Khiam total about 950.

If you open the PDF and scroll down to the satellite photo of the village, you will see that weapons caches have been placed beside mosques and hospitals, underneath schools, and in residential areas. El-Khiam -- which was already the site of serious hostilities with the Israelis in 2006 -- has thus been wired as a village-sized suicide bomb. If Hezbollah launches attacks from El-Khiam and the IDF retaliates, civilian casualties are all but guaranteed.[Read the rest]

Note IDF released the images exclusively to WaPo who apparently felt the need to say, when linking PDF: "a map of alleged Hezbollah installations"

IDF's statement on Hezbollah's facilities

By Stable Hand at 12:06 PM | Comments |

Sandcrawler PSA: Please Help a Gold Star Father Out

If you have any spare change please consider donating so this father can see his possible dying wish come true: Blackfive: A Request For Help From Any And All.


By Stable Hand at 11:25 AM | Comments |

Camp Pendleton: ME Men-We Were Lost, Honest & We Don't Know Each Other..Honest

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40-year-old Afghani Ahmad Rahmani Naeem, 41-year-old Iranian Vahik Petrossian and 27-year-old Iranian Sengekdi Norvik Avanosian

Do you know the way to San Jose Glenwood?

Alert Issued After Security Incident On Camp Pendleton:

One of the nation's largest military bases is reportedly under tighter security after three Middle Eastern men tried to enter without proper identification

10News learned the three men -- 40-year-old Afghani Ahmad Rahmani Naeem, 41-year-old Iranian Vahik Petrossian and 27-year-old Iranian Sengekdi Norvik Avanosian -- attempted to get into Camp Pendleton last weekend under what was considered suspicious circumstances.

Alert that was issued is below fold:[image above was in alert]

On 26Mar11, three Middle-Eastern males were overheard making hateful and terroristic threats towards Marines at a gas station in Oceanside, CA. One of the men asked an attendant for directions to Camp Pendleton, CA, and left driving the below mentioned silver Toyota.

At 0010/27Mar11, NAEEM approached the Main Gate, MCB CPC, driving a
vehicle which matched the description provided by the Gas Attendant.
While MP’s were searching NAEEM and his vehicle, PETROSSIAN and AVANOSIAN approached the Main Gate in the below mentioned black Mercedes. After MP’s signaled the vehicle to stop, the vehicle slowed and then continued
through the gate. A hot stop was initialized by MP’s adjacent Pacific
View Housing.

A physical inspection of the black Mercedes revealed the steering wheel
airbag was tampered with and had duct tape securing it in place with wires
hanging out.

All vehicles were searched by MWD and EOD, which was negative in locating
any explosive materials.

NAEEM was interviewed and claimed not to know PETROSSIAN or AVANOSIAN.
NAEEM stated he was lost and was trying to get to Glendale, CA.

PETROSSIAN and AVANOSIAN were interviewed and also stated they were lost
attempting to reenter Hwy-5 and were trying to get to Glendale, CA.

A criminal background history of the above mentioned persons’ identities
was conducted by the Department of Homeland Security which failed to
identify any derogatory records for the men.

US Border Patrol, confirmed the above individuals immigration status and
confirmed the men were not on any Terrorist watch databases.

All men were released on their own recognizance.

At 0830/27Mar11, NAEEM again approached the Main Gate in his silver
Toyota. NAEEM was questioned and stated after he was released he drove
to the nearby Denny’s Restaurant, washed his face and hands and worked
on “paperwork”. NAEEM stated he made a mistake by reentering the base and
was attempting to access the highway.

NAEEM’s vehicle was searched again by MWD and MP’s and was met with
negative results in locating anything of evidentiary value.

NAEEM was issued a Temporary Letter of Debarment from MCB CPC and was
escorted off MCB CPC and onto Hwy-5 by MP’s.

VEHICLE:
NAEEM: 2011 silver Toyota Corolla 4-door sedan, Ca lic plate, Rental from Enterprise Rent-A-Car

VEHICLE:
PETROSSIAN & AVANOSIAN: 2001 black Mercedes CL 506, 2-door Ca/6PRK028

Dry run?

By Stable Hand at 10:47 AM | Comments |

American Muslim Scholars Against Democracy

Oddly, you won't find the religious ruling against democratically made law in the Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America's English fatwa bank. But in Arabic ....

This would be the same group of Salafi scholars that issued a fatwa against American Muslims helping the troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. You know, the "moderates" who are against violence but tacitly support the enemies of the United States.

To be honest, they seem like the kind of "moderate" Islamists that the peacenicks and multiculturasts are always telling us we can live with. If I understand the fatwa, the cleric is saying that something like Iranian style "democracy" which limits the decisions of those elected to the constraints outlined by sharia would work, but whenever the decisions of lawmakers conflicts with sharia then those decisions would be overruled. In essence, a Constitutional democracy in which the Constitution is replaced with Islamic law and the Supreme Court is replaced with a group of scholars.

Which in my mind isn't democracy at all. Just a hallowed shell using the word democracy to legitimize this or that ruler who's ultimate job is just to implement the oppressiveness of the predetermined rules. That those rules cannot be changed speaks loads about this so-called "democracy".

But, whatevs. If these people want to oppress their own I feel sad for them but it's really none of our business. As long as they keep their "moderate" Islamism somewhere else and don't try to spread it I'm really not much in the mood for interventionism in the name of ideas anymore.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:42 AM | Comments |

Nice al Qaeda Video You Got There YouTube (Update)

And just in case which side of al Qaeda this user stands on, here's a little hint from his profile page.

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You know what to do.

UPDATE by SH: dodo34342010 has been:

You evil kaffirs have struck, again!

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:18 AM | Comments |

Hope/Change: Egypt Renews Ties with Mad Mullahs

Yet another sign that Middle East and Democracy may not always produce optimum results.

H/T: Blue Collar Philosopher.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:13 AM | Comments |

The Concept Of 'Inner' Jihad

My friend Kitman at Kitman TV makes a very interesting observation about the difference between the 'inner' and 'outer' struggle in Jihad:

Roughly speaking Aziz argues that God is only happy if you are doing it for him alone. You should fight in the path of God so that his words will be the highest. God is not only upset if his slaves flirt with other Abrahamic faiths, he also tend to get very unhappy if they think too much of the earthly riches especially the war booty, or even their heavenly counterparts. Falling short on these issues could seriously damage the ability of an otherwise successful killing spree to heap up postmortem delights

Continued below the fold.

Don´t think about:

- a share of the spoils of war
- having your own sex-slaves
- improving your career opportunities
- the pleasures of paradise
- bettering the chances for your family in the after life
- other distractions from the pure cause

Keeping an eye on all these things, while fighting the unbelievers makes jihad a very difficult exercise, physically as well as mentally - hence the classic distinction between the small and the grand jihad - the inner and outer struggle. It is thus important to remember, that Jihad really is a small inner struggle, in which you constantly remind yourself that you kill for God alone and in a manner he prefers. All the while treating the war booty as something irrelevant.

In short, 'inner' Jihad, as Muslims often attempt to tell us, is not necessarily a struggle to do good over evil (like the followers of Islam ever succeed in that struggle...) but rather ensuring the mindset that 'outer' Jihad (terrorism against non-Muslims) is being committed for Allah, and not for personal gain such as fame, wealth, or an elevated status.

Read the rest at Kitman TV

Kitman TV lists, embeds, and links some of the best anti-Jihad videos you'll find on the web. It also includes the Jihad Dossier - a library of Islamic PDFs. This is a must-bookmark site for any blogging Crusader!

Referenced PDF - "Jihad and the Effects of Intention Upon It"
(You can right-click and 'save link' to download)

(Cross-posted at SnappedShot.com and Avid Editor's Insights)

From my Al Salibiyyah archives.

Bonus: A commenter refutes every point! responds in the usual manner.

Anonymous said...

whoever wrote this is a biggoted asshole. i mean seriously, it's people like you that make me ashamed to be a christian. do you actually know any muslim people?? about 23% of the world population are muslims. clearly the vast vast vast vast majority of muslims are peaceful, normal people. The muslims that commit terrorist attacks in the name of allah are actually a lot like you, author of this post. they are able to hate an entire group of people (all non muslims) just as you are willing to hate all muslims. if the socioeconomic and military conditions were reversed, and there were soldiers from the middle east occupying america to restore stability and peace, i bet you would be the first one making IED's. if you choose to make no distinction between muslims and terrorists then you're every bit as evil as a terrorist hate begets hate begets hate. that is all. take down this blog you ass.

By DMartyr at 10:06 AM | Comments |

Are There More Actual Stormtroopers Than Libyan Rebel Fighters?

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National Review:

Has the United States backed a insurrectionist force that is simply too undermanned to achieve its goal of overthrowing Qaddafi? Have we committed ourselves to a military action in which our key ally and ground force is incapable of accomplishing our primary objective?
Effective number of fighting men, well under 1,000. Actual soldiers, who are now in the fight, possibly in the very low hundreds on the opposition side.”
For comparison, there are roughly 5,000 members worldwide of the 501st Legion, a group of Star Wars fans who dress up like stormtroopers and other characters from the movies

Exclusive image of Jawa Report blogger Vinnie preparing himself for his regular Friday Night Battle below the fold.

Hat Tip: Jim.

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By Howie at 08:44 AM | Comments |

Jihadtube Jihadis Against Evanmark Films

Bulletin by evanmarkfilms (14 hours ago) Youtube has taken down my films: "The Taliban: The TRUTH about the war in Afghanistan", and "A Brave New World" for showing "shocking and disturbing" content. I am shocked and saddened by this. You can watch these films on www.evanmarkfilms.com. Feel free to upload them to your blog site and other sites. As you know, significant effort went into the making of these films, and I am saddened that they were removed. Thanks friends for your words of kindness throughout this ordeal.
By Howie at 08:08 AM | Comments |

Awww Look at the Sweet Little Taliban Kids

Its just their culture you rayyyyccccyyyyst bastages!.

By Howie at 07:36 AM | Comments |

Obama: Gas Should be $8 A Gallon

Like in the UK.

But only if the gas really costs $2.50 and the rest of the price is tax.

Actual high oil prices are hard on the little folk.....or something like that.

In other news designed to make your head ache, Toppling dictators is dumb some of the time, other times not.

Like when then eight sided dice comes up Momar. Any answer beginning in A is cause for a do over.

By Howie at 07:30 AM | Comments |

March 30, 2011

Finally! I've Found The Kid That Keeps Kicking My Ass At Call Of Duty Black Ops Online

I'll get you punk! You haven't heard the last from me yet!

By Vinnie at 10:55 PM | Comments |

Mansfield City Schools Caves to CAIR

Via Mansfield News Journal

MANSFIELD -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio expressed disappointment and concern over a decision by Mansfield City Schools to withdraw permission for a controversial speaking event that had been scheduled Monday at a school building.

The event, organized by the Mansfield North Central Ohio Tea Party Association, included a presentation by Usama Dakdok, characterized by some as "anti-Islam."

On March 25th, CAIR put out a press release call to action:
CLEVELAND, March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cleveland chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Cleveland) today called on an Ohio school district to reject a Tea Party group's request to use a high school auditorium for an address by an anti-Islam extremist who claims all Muslims are "demons" and that "there are no good Muslims."

ACTION REQUESTED: (Be POLITE and respectful.)

Contact Mansfield City Schools

E-Mail: SUPERINTENDENT@mansfield.k12.oh.us

Copy to: info@cair.com, info@bloodofpatriots.org

Video: Usama Dakdok Claims Muslims are 'Demons'
http://tinyurl.com/5ujrurz

The link Cair provided above goes to this blog[fixed link]: "Meet Pastor Usama Kamel Dakdok and his Hatred". Quite a read to say the least.

This is the evil Pastor Usama Dakdok debating Anjem Choudary:

Choudary ownd!

By Stable Hand at 04:37 PM | Comments |

AQAP Urges US Sympathizers to Attack Malls, Nightclubs [UPDATE/BUMPED]

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Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's new English language magazine urges Muslims in the West sympathetic to their cause to stay at home and attack soft targets such as shopping malls and nightclubs. The magazine also urges those thinking of committing acts of terrorism to do it alone and not try to hook up with others who share their sympathies.

Isn't it a bit hypocritical for Samir Khan, the North Carolina man who publishes AQAP's online magazine, to urge would-be terrorists in the West to forget about coming to Yemen or Pakistan?

After all, Samir had five years of openly supporting al Qaeda from his mom's basement. Instead of picking up a gun and killing a few of his neighbors, the little prick got on an airplane and headed to Yemen. Even in Yemen he's not picking up a rifle, only a computer keyboard.

So one wonders why he bothered leaving his mommy's basement if he wasn't going to actual fight? Wouldn't it be much easier for him to publish al Qaeda's English language magazine from home? You know, he could write Death to America and then shout upstairs for his mom to make me a cheese sammich!

But Samir, like all al Qaeda leaders with inflated egos, thinks he's too important to do the actual dying himself.

From Inspire #5's Q&A with readers:

Question:
As-Salâm ‘Alaykum. I live in the West and greatly desire hijrah to the lands of jihad such as Afghanistan or Yemen. I have the money ready and have an idea of where to go...

RESPONSE: ..... What we recommend is that you focus on planning out attacks in the West .... Similarly, the mujahidin leadership are today asking the brothers in the West specifically to attack Western interests in the West instead of coming here to Yemen for example. ...

The foreign brothers that join the mujahidin, many amongst them, conclude
that it would have been better for them to return to the West and launch operations. This is because killing 10 soldiers in America for example, is much more effective than killing 100 apostates in the Yemeni military.

With that said, based on your ability, you choose the target. Your pool of targets are large, so make sure to think of all of the available options. An example of something local, easy and effective is attacking an army recruiting center, nightclub, highway or busy shopping mall.

The article then goes on to say that nearly all of the [ed note by Democrats on House Homeland Security Committee: nonexistent] homegrown terrorists caught last year were part of groups planning attacks. The inference the author draws is that would-be jihadis should not try and contact others before attacking. He notes successful jihadis such as Nidal Hassan, the Fort Hood killers, and Taimour Abdulwahab al-Abdaly, the Stockholm suicide bomber, were lone wolfs.

We'll probably either update this post or put up newer posts about the new issue of Inspire. It's fairly long and I haven't digested the whole thing yet. Samir admits to writing one of the articles and Anwar al-Awlaki another. Hopefully I'll have something to say about those. And Howie thinks the guy in the red in the above image is Samir. I'm not so sure.

Oh, and if you want to email Samir or Awlaki and maybe subscribe them to the online pork of the month club, Howie posted contact information here.

UPDATE: I'm just back in the office looking over the issue and I got to say this about Samir's article "The Egyptian" .... lame. Come on Sammy, is that all you've got?

Normally Sammy's writing style is revolutionary. That is, he sees himself as an agitator for violent and revolutionary behavior. But this? This casts Sammy as an Islamic scholar wooing the uninformed Egyptians to side with the cause of Islamism. The problem is that he's not a scholar and he comes off sounding like a whiny kid instead.

What kind of whiny kid? The kind that thinks he's ghetto.

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Two thumbs down Abu Risaas. Two thumbs down.

For the best overall analysis see J.M. Berger's synopsis. The real emphasis of this edition being ongoing revolutions in the Arab world and how al Qaeda welcomes them and will use them to forward their long term goals.

Also see Brachman's take here and Aaron's here.

If you want to download a copy see Jihadology.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 03:23 PM | Comments |

Today's Liberal Hypocrisy Post

Comes to you from Ottumwa, Iowa, where an animal rights activist was arrested. Arrested for what, you say? Drug dealing? Nope. Robbed a convenience store? Nope. Stealing identities? Nope.

She was arrested for beating one of her dogs.

I have nothing to add.

By Vinnie at 02:26 PM | Comments |

14 Year Old Bangladeshi Girl Gets Death Sentence For Being Raped

101 lashes while her parents watched. Even after she died, the insult continued:

Amazingly, an initial autopsy report cited no injuries and deemed her death a suicide. Hena's family insisted her body be exhumed. They wanted the world to know what really happened to their daughter.

Fortunately, the doctors who did that autopsy have been arrested, as has the rapist. Here's hoping there's justice for little Hena.

H/T Beth

By Vinnie at 02:18 PM | Comments |

Video: atwera

Unrepentant domestic terrorist just won't grow up: "Every country that has a US military base ought to have a right to vote in America's presidential elections"

"Civil disobedience"? Lebanon next?

Chicago's recent "civil disobedience":

By Stable Hand at 01:45 PM | Comments |

Finally We Know Where OBL Lives!

Chicago and he scared a lot of people:[video may be slow to load]

Suicide mission? Like jihadi are hidden all over the US or something and waiting for somebody to splode them? Aren't they afraid of radiation poisoning in the meantime? Are they hungry? Do they have to go the bathroom? How long do they have to wait?

Inquiring minds need to know this stuff.

Thanks to Andrea

By Stable Hand at 12:35 PM | Comments |

Shocka: Google's YouTube Removing Some Terrorist Videos & Terminating Accounts

Some mind you, some.

[First off though, this beotch needs a smackdown, left over from yesterday
Please flag as: Violent or Repulsive Content >> Supports Terrorism
I applaud jihad without rhythm - by misswow1000]

Taliban appears to be on YouTubes shite list, or it seems:

There is a possibility that Google/YouTube has begun removing (or hiding) large numbers of jihadi videos. Specifically those of the Taliban. The tracking we have done on a near daily basis involves "simple searches" of the words Awlaki, Mujahideen and Taliban. To date there has been no movement on removal of Awlaki and Mujahideen videos, but four months evidence ( screenshots taken) points to G/YT working on Taliban as a first step.

When we say removing videos keep in mind it is possible they are just hiding them from simple search results. That is OK news in one way. The average person (or MSM reporter) is still going to see results in the thousands, but viewing such a list now brings up just about anyone who has posted any video with the word Taliban in the text, or cartoons, opinion pieces, news pieces, comedy, musicians and even games. One has to go quite deep, page by page, to find actual videos uploaded by terrorist organizations or sympathizers.

Our guess is that G/YT is using an algorithm program similar to the one they introduced in February that was designed to weaken the search-ability of what is called content farming websites. Read here. That particular algorithm program does not delete searches, it just reroutes them to a less prominent position making them harder to find which we believe is what they have done with Taliban videos.

An example - February 9th is a study all by itself - thousands of videos were flying in and out all day long. These are screenshots all from that date:

Want more proof? This screenshot taken at 10:00pm showed for the day that there had been a total of 318 "new" Taliban videos uploaded on 02-09.

10:00pm - 318 video You can do the math.

We certainly are not saying Taliban videos are no longer on YouTube. If one knows of a user who posts these videos it is simply a matter of pulling them up to start the journey and one can find plenty of additional "similar" videos in related searches.

Because it is critical that G/YT take full responsibility for cleaning up their own mess, it is important that there be no question in anyone's mind that it is G/YT taking this step, please refer to 02-09 example. Lets give them kudos for starting this process but we must not let up till they have as many terrorist videos removed as possible. All the whining excuses they have given to date as to why they can't rid their otherwise fantastic site of terrorism no longer holds water. There is no, as in zero, possibility that the Taliban have taken their videos to other hosts. There is no, as in zero, possibility that flagging alone has produced these results though our partners and others are flagging their hearts out.

Google/YT has a long way to go, but it is a start.

Yes Andrea, it is a start. Credit where credit is due.

Continued below fold:

Screenshots - Four month recap: SMILIN & KEEPIN THE PRESSURE ON @
mypetjawa un:dhimmi flippintheraya jSDotd starcmc smackdowncorps

"don't be evil" right? - just sayin

Well done Andrea, well done!

[Reposted with permission from Andrea]

By Stable Hand at 11:56 AM | Comments |

Smart Money Leaves Out Honneywell's Nuclear Issues

Smart Money:

ith big exposure to the aerospace, auto, and oil and gas industries, and with products that can help consumers and businesses save energy, the big conglomerate -- and its stock-are poised for liftoff. Honeywell is generating lots of cash -- $1.20 for every $1 of earnings, has a healthy balance sheet and is on track to deliver a 28%-a-share earnings gain this year, on expanding margins. The company is ramping up its presence in China and India and expects those countries to contribute 20% to its growth over the next five years. Another plus: Its pension plan is almost fully funded. And its dividend yields a most respectable 2.3%. Only the defense industry, facing budget cuts, presents any sort of headwind for the Morris Township, N.J., outfit.

So confident are they of Honeywell's position, Chairman and Chief Executive David Cote and Chief Financial Officer David Anderson recently reiterated their 2011 forecast for net income of $2.9 billion to $3 billion, or $3.60 to $3.80 a share, on sales of $35 billion to $36 billion. Free cash flow is projected at $3.5 billion to $3.7 billion. Earnings for the first quarter, which ends this month, are likely to come in at the high end of the previously projected 76 to 80 cents a share.

Ironic that they are making such good money since they keep telling everyone here they are broke and can't afford to come to an agreement with workers producing Uranium Hexaflouride for USEC.

I really don't want to get into a squabble about unions, the the United Steel workers have been locked out for months in favor a scab labor in a squabble about health benefits.

Personally it appears in this case the Union may be right. Its dangerous work, 42 of them have died of cancer in the last 10 years. A pretty big risk they are taking.

I'm not really pro or against unions. People are free to do business as they see fit. But would I cross a picket line? Nope....... probably not.

Would I brag about the profit margin I made using scabs? Probably not..

Honeywell must choose!

By Howie at 11:40 AM | Comments |

"It's Okay, Achmed, Apaches Never Strike Twice In The Same --"

Bonus war p0rn below the fold. Because you can never have too much war p0rn...

... right?

Where's a hellfire when you really want one? ;)

By DMartyr at 10:09 AM | Comments |

Canada: Man Arrested on Terrorism Related Charges at Pearson International Aiport (Update: Suspect, Mohamed Hersi, former U of Toronto student)

Unnamed dude wanted to go play with al-Qaeda in Somalia (al-Shabaab)

The RCMP allege that he was planning to board a plane to Egypt, and then travel to Somalia to join the extremist Islamic organization, Al-Shabab.
His name to be released later today after formal charges have been filed.
UPDATE II: Image of Mohamed Hersi from court appearance:
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Scribd below fold:

UPDATE: From the Globe and Mail:

Mohamed Hersi, 25, was arrested at Pearson International Airport Tuesday night.

The former University of Toronto sciences student stands accused of planning to participate in terrorist activities and counselling another person to do the same.

2011 03 30 Project Severe En

By Stable Hand at 09:32 AM | Comments |

Email a Terrorist: Totally Ruin AQAP's Day Edition

Email Samir Khan, Editor of al-Qaeda's "Inspire Magazine".

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inspire11malahem@gmail.com
inspire1magazine@hotmail.com
inspire2magazine@yahoo.com

Word has it that you can send questions to Anwar al-Awaki and he'll answer them in the next issue.

Well I for one have "questions". Don't you?

Update: Well if you're really serious about wanting to know what's in Inspire V. Email Howie and I'll send you a copy. Or.....Just go there to Memri.

By Howie at 08:13 AM | Comments |

Thanks to the Yemenis

Who caught someone trying to murder foreign oil workers.

Marebpress The terrorist ride military truck ,the According to local sources familiar with the “Marib Press: ” A group of citizens of the People’s Committees entrusted with the task of protecting the property of citizens and public institutions in the region Cake thwarted Tuesday morning, a terrorist operation targeting foreign workers in the port of export oil in Dhabba Hadramout. And away the Shehir zone near oil field 50 kilometers east of the city of Mukalla. The sources added that four people traveling in a car Has unnumbered military were about to do planting a land mine next to the main road that passes near the site of oil is connected by wire to a remote bomb, but that elements of the People’s Committees the main dirt drive , which led to the arrest of one of whom subsequently fled Three others on board the vehicle, while the mine was detonated safely in a remote place.
I'm not sure if the regime is to blame as some suggest. al-Qaeda was reported to have stolen some military trucks and I'm sure Saleh plays as many sides of as many fences as he can find. But regardless, thanks to local Yemeni citizens for stopping an attempt to murder guests in your country for working.

By Howie at 07:42 AM | Comments |

March 29, 2011

What Has America Become

Came across this at Facebook, below the fold due to size:

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Indeed!

h/t Thomas H

By Stable Hand at 10:24 PM | Comments |

The Strange Case Of China's "Ghost Cities"

Or as they're known here, Detroit. Ba dump bump.

No, seriously, watch the video at the link. It's almost 15 minutes long but it's worth it. Especially the part where the dude demands the Chinese government do something about his housing situation because housing should be a basic human right.

Did he not get the memo that he lives in a Communist Worker's Paradise? And did ACORN and the SEIU invade China? I have to laugh, because I keep thinking of Rush Limbaugh's schtick of taking down our adversaries by exporting our Liberalism to them.

By Vinnie at 10:14 PM | Comments |

Free Bird

Now, for something completely different:

Via PatriotAirborne: " I'm listening to "Free Bird" by Lynyrd Skynyrd"

Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd

Mmmm, k:

Favorite comment:

Whoever disliked is a communist.
BushySmalls 27 minutes ago
lulz

By Stable Hand at 09:11 PM | Comments |

12th Imam - The Coming is Upon Us - Iranian Inspirational film Leaked

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The dude in the well has always confused me.

I mean, how can people believe a dead dude in a well reads their notes. Like, Muḥammad ibn al-Ḥasan al-Mahdī was born in 869.

The image above is much like Mo's image, wouldn't you say?

Blasphemy!

Hello..is anybody home?

This movie has been produced in Iran by an organization called "Conductors of The Coming" in collaboration with the Iranian president's office and the Basij (Iranian paramilitary force).

Does the 12th Imam mean Iran has finally achieved their goal?

Think about it..

h/t Blazing Cat Fur

Related:
Iranian Video Says Mahdi is 'Near'[CBN]<--Same thoughts I have.

By Stable Hand at 06:32 PM | Comments |

U.S. Soldier In Afghanistan Tries Out A Taliban Pick-Up Line

The Taliban chick is the one in black...



"Mashoom's mustache physically excites me!"

~ Emerson 'Goatly' Begolly

By DMartyr at 06:18 PM | Comments |

For Shame: Facebook 3rd Palestinian Intifada (Genocide against Jews) Continues

Always wanted my name in headlines, although everyone who clicks on it will see their name. I can dream, can't I?

Click to enlarge

Googlish translate of the Site who has 3,290,883 supporters. Way more supporters than the page Facebook removed. (3rd Palestinian Intifada)

Janet Smirkee

"Those who Okrjoamn their homes unjustly only because they believe in God"

Nshalvkm God to take part in the march back page in support of the right of return for Palestinian refugees to Palestine

Page march back
http://www.facebook.com/maseera2011[links to more Facebook pages]

Subscribe now to the third Palestinian Intifada page[ terminated..ed] and page march back and pass as much as you want in the Liberation of Palestine

Page third Palestinian Intifada [ Final Palestinian Uprising..ed Note reference to 'final solution']

Click to enlarge

Looks like 3rd Palestinian Intifada was just a small part of the puzzle on Facebook. Many more pieces left.

Do your thing Jawas, thanks in advance.

Contact link here

h/t Janice

UPDATE: From B'emet Or

finally pushed him over the edge! lmao

but I"m the one banned from the page, and this guy is running it!!!! but I GET BANNED....

crazy shit.

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Indeed, crazy shite.

Related:

Will Facebook be the "Final Solution" to the Jewish question?

Buh-Bye Facebook Intifada Page
Facebook Will Monitor, Not Remove, Page Calling For Murder of Jews (3rd Palestinian Intifada)
Intifada = Genocide
Facebook Jihad: Tunisian & Egyptian 3rd Palestinian Intifada
Fogel Family Massacre, PA blame Israel, 3rd Intifada continues at Facebook (Update: 2 US trained Palestinians arrested)
Facebook group advocating for 3rd Intifada against Israel[40,000 supporters]

By Stable Hand at 03:43 PM | Comments |

Japan nuclear crisis: workers 'losing race' to save reactor

Wow.

Telegraph

The core at reactor two of the Fukushima plant may have melted on to a concrete floor, according to experts, running the risk of radioactive gases being released into the surrounding area.

Richard Lahey, who was a head of reactor safety research at General Electric when the company installed the units at Fukushima, said the workers, who have been pumping water into the three reactors in an attempt to keep the fuel rods from melting, appeared to have “lost the race” to save the reactor.

“The indications we have … suggest that the core has melted through the bottom of the pressure vessel in unit two, and at least some of it is down on the floor of the drywell,” he told a newspaper.

“I hope I am wrong, but that is certainly what the evidence is pointing towards.”

Question.... how serious could this be?

UPDATE: A bit more info at the Guardian

He said at least part of the molten core, which includes melted fuel rods and zirconium alloy cladding, seemed to have sunk through the steel "lower head" of the pressure vessel and on to the concrete floor below.

The major concern when molten fuel breaches a containment vessel is that it will react with the concrete floor of the drywell, releasing radioactive gases into the surrounding area. At Fukushima, the drywell has been flooded with seawater, which will cool any molten fuel that escapes from the reactor and reduce the amount of radioactive gas released.

Lahey said: "It won't come out as one big glob; it'll come out like lava, and that is good because it's easier to cool."

The drywell is surrounded by a secondary steel-and-concrete structure designed to keep radioactive material from escaping into the environment. But an earlier hydrogen explosion at the reactor may have damaged this.

"The reason we are concerned is that they are detecting water outside the containment area that is highly radioactive and it can only have come from the reactor core," Lahey added. "It's not going to be anything like Chernobyl, where it went up with a big fire and steam explosion, but it's not going to be good news for the environment."

The radiation level at a pool of water in the turbine room of reactor two was measured recently at 1,000 millisieverts per hour. At that level, workers could remain in the area for just 15 minutes, under current exposure guidelines.

Doesn't sound good..

By Matt Damon at 02:36 PM | Comments |

Oh Noes! Pro-Israel artists create "Bomb Shelter" in NYC park

Elder of Ziyon- Pro-Israel artists create -Bomb Shelter- in NYC park.jpg

And they didn't have a permit. Scared the shite out of people.

Welcome to Israel, New Yorkers:

From yesterday's Homepage Daily:
Don't be scared if you hear sirens in Washington Square Park today; there's no need to find shelter.

"The Bomb Shelter" is a "media installation" exhibit that will periodically sound sirens for 15 seconds. Those who choose to participate will have 15 seconds to get to a makeshift shelter. This demonstration is to raise awareness for the rocket attacks in Israel, where citizens only have 15 seconds to escape to safety — and it's not a drill.

Participants will also hear the sounds of explosions as they rush to make it to the shelter. This, the organizers say, will give people firsthand knowledge of what Israelis face.

One unsuspecting New Yorker had this to say
“There were people running,” said Arief Hussain, 34, a hot dog vendor in the park. “I didn’t know what was going on.”[Read the rest]
One can only hope some Free Free Palestine/BDS members were in the park yesterday...

Nice to know not all artists are anti-Israel. Oh, forget to mention, the exhibit will be traveling to college campuses.

By Stable Hand at 02:33 PM | Comments |

IDF Spokesman, Capt. Avichai Adraee Interviewed on Hamas Rocket Fire

Older, but still relevant today.

He tells it like it is while AlJazeera splits the screen and shows images of Pallywood

h/t Admiral Ackbar

By Stable Hand at 02:10 PM | Comments |

The "Obstacle to Peace" (Updated)

That is Google/YouTube facilitating jihad.

His Highness speaks - "To our brothers in Palestine, we say to them, the blood of your children is the blood of our children, and your blood is our blood. So blood for blood and destruction for destruction. And we take Allah the Almighty as our witness that we will not let you down."

Mujahideen Across the Muslim Ummah-Global Jihad for the Sake of Allah:

Screencaps from the video complete with the badder than bad mujahidirt - guns, horses, flags:





Tell us G/YT - who/what is the real Obstacle For Peace?

"don't be evil" motto fitting better every day
Andrea included more screencaps: Mujahideen of Algeria, Bosnia, Iraq, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Gaza/Palestine, Yemen, Somalia and Phillipines.

One stop shopping for jihad in one, I repeat, one video. Allahu YouTube Akbar!!

BTW, noticed something on Un:dhimmis' Google/YouTube Hall of Shame this week. Had a familiar name on a channel "Abu Risaas" (aka Inshallahshaheed aka Samir Khan). He hasn't visited for over a year, too busy sucking on AQAP's leaders/goats testes I suppose. Doesn't mean he never visits...just sayin, or, if it is even his channel.

Again, don't you dirty kaffirs dare flag any of these videos here or the one stop jihad one here ( as: Violent or Repulsive Content >> Supports Terrorism), ya'll will peace off Google's/YouTube akhi, again.

UPDATE: Evil kaffirs, what did I tell you bout flagging?, you done gone and terminated some accounts. Sweet! err, bad kaffirs:
[had 144 videos]


One stop jihad shopping video is also gone & user terminated [MUJAHIDEENFIGHTER865 . BTW, website on this YouTube channel shows Islamic Emirate.com] but ' Harmless' nasheed is still there as well as Abu Risaas (aka Inshallahshaheed aka Samir) one. Oops, strike that Abu Risaas one is gone

Dirty kaffirs doin the work JihadTube monitors ignore..Allahu YouTube Akbar!!

By Stable Hand at 01:19 PM | Comments |

Top Indonesian Terrorist Umar Patek Captured in Pakistan

Earlier this month the spiritual leader of Jemaah Islamiyah, Abu Bakar Bashir, went on trial in Indonesia. He is accused of helping to set up an al-Qaeda linked training camps in Indonesia.

Hmmm

MSNBC

JAKARTA, Indonesia — A top Indonesian terror suspect wanted in the deadly 2002 Bali bombings has been arrested in Pakistan, intelligence sources said Tuesday.

Umar Patek, a suspected member of the al-Qaida linked militant group Jemaah Islamiyah, is believed to have served as the group's deputy field commander in the nightclub bombings that left 202 people dead, many of them foreigners.

The U.S., which lost seven citizens in the attack, was offering a $1 million reward for his arrest.

Two intelligence officials — one in Indonesia and the other in the Philippines — said Tuesday that Patek was taken into custody in Pakistan earlier this year. They both spoke on condition of anonymity, citing the sensitivity of the information.

The question of what to do with Patek could be an indicator of how U.S. President Barack Obama wants to handle major terrorist suspects captured abroad.

The article Jim Hoft linked to stated he was arrested March 2nd

By Stable Hand at 12:17 PM | Comments |

Radio host (Aaron Klein) taunts Hamas leader: 'Are you scared?

Heh

"You are a leader of Hamas. Are you afraid? Do you think that Israel may target you? Are you scared?"

Those questions were posed today to the spokesperson for the Hamas organization, Fawzi Barhoum, just hours after Israel successfully eliminated two Islamic Jihad terrorists in Gaza as they were attempting to fire a rocket into Israel.

Click image for more including audio of taunts:

By Stable Hand at 11:24 AM | Comments |

Sheep Are for Dinner ...

... not for, well, you know.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:07 AM | Comments |

Armed Insurgents Gunned Down; Rolling Stone Sells It As Murder

Watching the video, the shooting certainly seems legitimate to me. One of the insurgents appears to be armed with a rifle. He raised it when they drove around the bend and saw the U.S. Troops. The other insurgent had several ammunition magazines strapped to his body.

The video caption at Rolling Stone reads (all emphasis mine):

The clip presented here is excerpted from 'Motorcycle Kill,' a video collected and shared by members of the “kill team” of U.S. soldiers who murdered civilians in Afghanistan and mutilated the corpses. The jumpy, 30-minute video – shot by soldiers believed to be with another battalion in the 5th Stryker Brigade – shows American troops gunning down two Afghans on a motorcycle who may have been armed. Even if the killings were part of a legitimate combat engagement, however, it is a clear violation of Army standards to share such footage. The video was taken on patrol with a helmet-mounted camera; at one point, the soldier shooting the images can be heard boasting, “I got it all on camera.”

So, the unauthorized release of video footage of a "legitimate combat engagement" now equates with murder?

Unfortunately, the actual content of this video will be ignored. The fact the motorcyclists were armed and attempted to fire on the Troops will become irrelevant. Meanwhile the leftist, anti-American narrative of 'cold-blooded murder' will be perpetuated.

Update and video below the fold. Judge for yourself. It is somewhat graphic, so be warned.

Update: Comments about the "motorcycle kill" video from Michael Yon (thanks, Rob):

The Taliban on the motorcycle were killed during an intense operation in the Arghandab near Kandahar City. People who have been to the Arghandab realize the extreme danger there. The Soviets got beaten horribly in the Arghandab, despite throwing everything including the Soviet kitchen sink into the battle that lasted over a month. Others fared little better. To my knowledge, 5/2 and supporting units were the first ever to take Arghandab, and these two dead Taliban were part of that process.

The killing of the armed Taliban on the motorcycle was legal and within the rules of engagement. Law and ROE are related but separate matters. In any case, the killing was well within both the law and ROE. The Taliban on the back of the motorcycle raised his rifle to fire at our Soldiers but the rifle did not fire. I talked at length with several of the Soldiers who were there and they gave me the video. There was nothing to hide. I didn’t even know about the story until they told me. It can be good for Soldiers to shoot and share videos because it provides instant replay and lessons learned. When they gave me the video and further explained what happened, I found the combat so normal that I didn’t even bother publishing it, though I should have because that little shooting of the two Taliban was the least of the accomplishments of these Soldiers, and it rid the Arghandab of two Taliban.

The video:

By DMartyr at 09:20 AM | Comments |

Obama's Libya Speech

Is here at the White House Website:

THE PRESIDENT: Tonight, I’d like to update the American people on the international effort that we have led in Libya –- what we’ve done, what we plan to do, and why this matters to us.

I want to begin by paying tribute to our men and women in uniform who, once again, have acted with courage, professionalism and patriotism. They have moved with incredible speed and strength. Because of them and our dedicated diplomats, a coalition has been forged and countless lives have been saved.

Meanwhile, as we speak, our troops are supporting our ally Japan, leaving Iraq to its people, stopping the Taliban’s momentum in Afghanistan, and going after al Qaeda all across the globe. As Commander-in-Chief, I’m grateful to our soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, Coast Guardsmen, and to their families. And I know all Americans share in that sentiment.

For generations, the United States of America has played a unique role as an anchor of global security and as an advocate for human freedom. Mindful of the risks and costs of military action, we are naturally reluctant to use force to solve the world’s many challenges. But when our interests and values are at stake, we have a responsibility to act. That’s what happened in Libya over the course of these last six weeks.

I tried to watch the speech, I really did.

It seemed at time he was struggling to explain things. Almost over explaining. Which really took away from his speaking style. I missed the last couple minutes because, ironically, the local PBS station cur him off for Antiques Roadshow. I kid you not.

And also the President did not look well. He seemed almost fragile?

Anyway not his best speech, adequate but less than inspiring.

Add your two cents worth in comments.

By Howie at 08:44 AM | Comments |

'Game Over': 78% of British Muslims Want Limits On Free Speech When It Comes To Criticizing Religion

Via IBA

I would say something negative to the Brits for allowing this to happen but I won't. Why? Because the don't hurt my Muslim feelings movement is slowly gaining ground right here in America thanks to CAIR. CAIR doesn't represent all the Muslims in America but to hear them tell it, they do. That's the danger.

CAIR also has useful idiots such as Turban Durbin. He has countered Rep King's hearings on the danger of radicalization of Muslims in the U.S. with: Hearings on Muslims Rights

Nuff said.

By Stable Hand at 12:10 AM | Comments |

March 28, 2011

AP Fact Checks Obama

Love affair over?

Umm, no.

By Stable Hand at 11:42 PM | Comments |

Facebook Outrage: Nick Berg Murder Video on Facebook (Bumped)(Bumped again: Video gone & al Jihad Terminated)

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*****sticky for short awhile, scroll down for newer posts*****

A new low for Facebook as a group called "al Jihad [official]" posts the grotesque and gruesome video of al Qaeda in Iraq's former leader Abu Musab al Zarqawi murdering Nick Berg by beheading.

As some of you know, it was the outrage I felt after viewing this video that caused me to start blogging about how our enemies use the internet to further their cause. Just a few comments:

A) Nick Berg was not a "soldier" as "al Jihad [official]" claims. He was an innocent civilian.

B) He was in Iraq to help the Iraqi people. In fact, since he was interviewed by Michael Moore for his anti-war conspiracy theory movie Fahrenheit 9/11, there's a pretty good chance his political sympathies lay with the "resistance". The footage of Berg's interview was cut from the film and has never been made public.

C) I'll let the Facebook page explain what "jihad" means in their own words (emphasis mine)

About: Jihad Is Not Terrorism. Jihad means striving. It is used to ...describe the inner struggle against sin as well as the outer struggle against those who would oppose Islam. Did Muhammad teach Holy War upon those who reject Islam? Yes he did.
I'd tell "al Jihad" to go to hell, but I'd rather one of our missiles sends him there.

PS: D) Berg was not "executed" he was murdered. If this was an "execution" then what was his crime?

UPDATE: How the hell do you complain to Facebook? I mean, I got freaking kicked off of Facebook for not sending them a photo freaking ID. Seriously, is there a way to complain to these guys? Because, if not, then they are worse than YouTube.

UPDATE II (Redux): Someone drops this Facebook complaint form in the comments. Hopefully that will work as I've changed the link to the one Howie found for general TOS violations.

UPDATE III by SH: Comments on video:

Videos Posted by Al Jihad [Official]- Execution Of An American Soldier Nick Berg By Mujahideen_.jpg

UPDATE IV by SH: Finally, Facebook removed this site. Thanks everyone for helping!

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:04 PM | Comments |

Evil Juice Invade Japan

IDF Aid Delegation to Japan Arrives and Sets Up a Field Clinic - 28 Mar 2011 (Photo: IDF)

Besides dealing with daily rocket attacks, Israel always finds time to help others in need:

IDF Aid Delegation to Japan Arrives and Sets Up a Field Clinic - 28 Mar 2011 (Photo: IDF)

The IDF aid delegation to Japan arrived at Minami Sanriku in the Miyagi Prefecture today after a 14 hour flight and 8 hour bus ride. They held their first operational briefing with GOC of the Home Front Command, Maj. Gen. Yair Golan, and the Head of the IDF Medical Corps, Brig. Gen Nachman Ash.

The city where the IDF field clinic is being established is attracting many displaced persons and the IDF aid delegation is currently distributing and setting up the medical equipment in order to have the field clinic operational. The field clinic will feature:

X-ray
Pediatrics ward
Surgical ward
Maternity and Gynecological wards
Otolaryngology (Ears, Nose and Throat)
Optometry department
Laboratory
Intensive Care Unit
Pharmacy

Seven Japanese nationals who speak Hebrew joined the delegation today in order to provide translation services and serve as liaisons with the local population. A preliminary meeting was held today between the medical officers of the delegation and the representatives from local medical services. Tomorrow, a meeting is scheduled with the community leaders in the area.

Radiation levels in the area where the IDF aid delegation has deployed are being followed carefully by experts from the Atomic Energy Commission and by experts from the IDF Medical Corps in order to ensure that there is no danger posed to delegation members or patients in the area.

Mazel Tov!

By Stable Hand at 10:04 PM | Comments |

Pakistan: 2 Muslims killed, mosques burned, extremists respond to Bible burning

Oh wait..

In Hyderabad and Lahore, a mob of Islamic fundamentalists targeted the Christian places of worship. Desecrated several copies of the Bible. Anti-American slogans and demonstrations in different cities of Pakistan. The extremists pledge more violence, if Washington does not condemn pastor Jones to death. Bishop of Islamabad: the gesture of a "fanatic."
I don't approve of the craziness of Pastor Jones but please, put a lid on it ROPMA, your radicalism is showing.

Oh and go feck yourselves..

America isn't ruled by Sharia law so shove your blasphemy laws up your arses.

That is all.

By Stable Hand at 08:06 PM | Comments |

Canada: Far leftists, unions and Islamic terror group supporters work with organized crime in Caledonia.

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A little background on videos:

Last night I had the opportunity to interview one of the principle people, as well as attend a lecture and set of videos by many of the residents of the besieged town of Caledonia where I learned a great many disturbing things, just two of which are,

1. The government seems to treat what should be a law enforcement issue, as a “peacekeeping” one. This has disturbing implications.

2. Out of over 3000 bands of aboriginal people, all of whom live in peace with the general population of Canada and with varying degrees of success ,only the ‘Six Nations people’ or Mohawk have allied themselves with international terrorists and use their special status to run organized crime with impunity from the police and state, even, on occasion, with their assistance.[ Read the rest, more links..]

Below are two Photos[one shown...ed] showing a Palestinian flag flying high over the illegally occupied lands in Caledonia, Ontario
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Wow, just wow:

This is a short excerpt of the Free Thinking Film Society event on Caledonia March 22 2011. 2 disrupters had to be taken out by the police and the presenter showed how various flags of terrorist groups are often flown alongside the banner of the Mohawk, Six Nations'.
Canucks, what say you?

By Stable Hand at 05:20 PM | Comments |

Black Activist Confronts Unrepentant Domestic Terrorist Bill Ayers

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Via Breitbart:

Well done young lady, well done.

By Stable Hand at 04:52 PM | Comments |

Facebook Will Monitor, Not Remove, Page Calling For Murder of Jews (3rd Palestinian Intifada)

Via Virtual Jerusalem

" Third Palestinian Intifada," established on Facebook less than a month ago, calls for a third Palestinian uprising to begin May 15. The page, which as of March 27 had more than 330,000 friends,[346,041 as of this writing...ed] includes quotes and film clips calling for killing Jews and Israelis, and for "liberating" Jerusalem and Palestine using violence. It also directs users to related content on Twitter, YouTube and elsewhere.

In a statement released to several media outlets, Facebook commented on the Third Palestinian Intifada page controversy.

"While some kinds of comments and content may be upsetting for someone -- criticism of a certain culture, country, religion, lifestyle, or political ideology, for example -- that alone is not a reason to remove the discussion," the statement said. "We strongly believe that Facebook users have the ability to express their opinions, and we don't typically take down content, groups or Pages that speak out against countries, religions, political entities, or ideas."

Last Wednesday, Israel's Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs Minister Yuli Edelstein sent a letter to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg[h/t Bubbe] and asked for the site to be shut down. I guess Zuckerberg, in essence, shut Edelstein down Also, the ADL contacted Facebook with the same request. The page remains.

Political Correctness gone mad.

Previous:
Facebook Jihad: Tunisian & Egyptian 3rd Palestinian Intifada
Fogel Family Massacre, PA blame Israel, 3rd Intifada continues at Facebook (Update: 2 US trained Palestinians arrested)
Facebook group advocating for 3rd Intifada against Israel[40,000 supporters]

By Stable Hand at 04:11 PM | Comments |

Abbas ready to dump US aid to unite with Hamas

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Hopey, changey has done it again!

Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out, meshugener

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is willing to give up hundreds of millions of dollars of US aid if that is what is necessary to forge a reconciliation deal with Hamas, the Associated Press quoted his adviser as saying on Monday.
Let real change from the IDF begin...

By Stable Hand at 03:19 PM | Comments |

Taliban Create Death Squad to Hunt Down and Murder Civilians

You know, with all this talk about a so-called "death squad" of US soldiers intentionally killing soldiers in Afghanistan, it would do well for the media to notice that the Taliban have created their own death squad whose mission is to hunt down and murder civilians, too.

Remember, our "death squad" members are prosecuted as criminals. Worst case scenario: there was a break down in the chain of command and lax enforcement of the rules of engagement.

The Taliban's death squads are part of the chain of command and are following Taliban procedure when then they murder civilians.

The Taliban don't call those who intentionally kill civilians murderers. They call them heroes.

I'm sure the distinction is lost on our press.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 02:57 PM | Comments |

Video: 2011: A Speech Odyssey (Featuring the evil Babs9000 computer)

Click image to view this YouTube video:

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Believe me, you'll be glad you did.

By Stable Hand at 02:53 PM | Comments |

Herman Cain, Idiot: If Elected I Won't Appoint Muslims

The question wasn't about sharia law, it was about appointing Muslims to federal positions. And Cain says, "No, I will not." And then he goes off on some tangent about shariah law. He's right about sharia law, but a lot of Muslims don't support sharia law. Case in point: Zuhdi Jasser and the American Islamic Forum.

But I think if Greyrooster wasn't such a racist, he might vote for Cain. Go check out the link to see the video and DrewM's excellent comments.

And to quote a fairly well known document, US Constitution Article VI:

no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.
That's pretty damn clear. And since the first duty of the President of the United States is to uphold the Constitution, Cain clearly isn't qualified to defend a document he has so little understanding of or regard for.

Which, come to think of it, is pretty much par for the course for "Constitutional lawyers" who are usually the least informed "academics" about what is actually in the Constitution. For the most part what these clowns mean by "Constitutional law" is knowing what the Supreme Court cases say.

An analogy might be "Biblical scholars" who don't really know what the Bible says, but can quote you Vatican II or Billy Graham verbatim.

Which is why I keep refusing to let lawyers teach Constitutional Law: they don't know what the hell they are talking about.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 01:13 PM | Comments |

Large Explosion at Ammo Factory in Yemen

It appears the resistance decided to raid an ammo dump. I'm not sure if someone screwed up or if the regime targeted the dump to prevent more weapons from being stolen.

CNN:

At least 121 people were killed and 45 injured in an explosion at an ammunition factory in southern Yemen on Monday, medical sources said.

The death toll was expected to rise, said the sources, who asked that they not be identified because they are not authorized to speak to the news media. Two of them work at Republican Hospital in Abyan.

Most of the dead and injured were locals who had been ransacking the factory after it was taken over Sunday by militants, security officials said.
The explosion took place in Abyan Province, they said.

It comes after months of demonstrations against Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh, and a weekend of violence between government forces and the local al Qaeda group.

Fighting over the past two days between Yemeni security forces and members of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula left people on both sides dead, Yemeni security forces said Sunday.

Saleh has been fighting to hold onto power, arguing that he is best equipped to lead the fight against Islamists.

Three "al Qaeda terrorists were killed" and six others were arrested in Lawdar district, Yemen's official news agency Saba reported Saturday.

Also Sunday, seven Yemeni soldiers were killed and seven others were wounded when members of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula attacked them in Marib, two security officials said. The attack took place at a military checkpoint a mile north of the government complex in Marib Province, east of the capital, Sanaa.

The attackers used grenades and machine guns, and took two military vehicles from the checkpoint, the security forces said.

By Howie at 12:27 PM | Comments |

Nine Eleven Finding Answers (NEFA) Foundation Hacked!

The NEFA Foundation's website has been hacked by unknown cyberterrorists. It's still down as they work to get any malicious code out of their SQL database.

My best guess would be that it was Islamist terror sympathizers who did it. The NEFA Foundation often publishes translations of what jihadis are saying online, in interviews, and in press releases. If this was done by online jihadis it would be ironic, given that al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula recently published in their magazine that jihadis should go to "kaffir" sources like NEFA for information rather than the forums -- since the forums are, presumably, under the watchful eye of Big Brother.

Best of luck to NEFA fixing the bugs.

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

YouTube: Nasheed in Support of al Qaeda in Iraq

Nice work YouTube. Nice work.

Please flag as: Violent or Repulsive Content: Supports Terrorism

Related: JIHAD NASHEED? I'M SURE IT'S THE PEACEFUL KIND...

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:21 AM | Comments |

Rusty is Back, and is Looking for a New Job

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Here's Rusty!

I'm tanned, rested, and ready to blog. Thanks for all those who covered The Jawa Report while I was gone.

To be honest, I actually didn't go anywhere for spring break. I did spend a lot of time with the kids, which was nice. This was the first year where my spring break and that of my kids actually coincided. So, we went fishing one day and the zoo on another day. But mostly I just chilled.

You see, I had a job interview a couple of weeks ago that I thought went really well. In fact, i thought it was a slam dunk. In the guest lecture I gave the students seemed riveted. They asked questions and came up after to ask more. The Dean said he'd never seen the students react to a job-seeker type lecture so positively. I thought the job was mine.

It was at a different institution that offered better opportunities than where I am now. Also, the pay was twice as good.

And then on the Friday that spring break started they called to tell me they hired one of the other final candidates.

So I was pretty bummed. You might even say I was downright depressed.

Did I mention they would pay twice as much?

I'm kinda sorta over it now. But I've decided that it's time to move on to something else.

I think I'm good at what I do. I love to teach. I love the interaction with the students. I don't even mind the boring committee work.

But the pay sucks and the location isn't ideal.

So, I find myself in the market for a new job. If any one has any suggestions, I'm game.

I know a couple of years ago I kinda sorta said the same thing. But I think I'm pretty serious this time.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:15 AM | Comments |

“Dear LeBron, You Are Not At War."

A Marine dad takes issue with LeBron James's tweet.

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Joe Schwerdt, who has two sons in the Marine Corps, decided to write LeBron:

“Dear LeBron,” Schwerdt wrote. “Just wanted to let you know: You are not at war. You are not a soldier. …(W)hat you do and who you are is not even close to what they do and who they are.

“You are probably a nice guy,” he continued. “And you are not the first athlete to compare sports to war; athletes to warriors; games to battle. I don’t mean to single you out. But it is time to stop those comparisons.”

“People die in wars. They rarely die playing the games you play. If they do, it is not because they are attacked or shot at or booby trapped by an enemy. People lose limbs in war. Their bodies are torn apart by IEDs. Their legs and arms are ripped through by bullets and rockets,” he wrote.

Schwerdt goes on to say that James — and by extension, pro athletes like him — go to work in cozy arenas before throngs of adoring fans. Marines, on the other hand, go to work patrolling village streets, unaware of who the enemy is or what might be lurking around a corner.[...]

“You travel to your games in the comfort of a chartered plane,” Schwerdt wrote. “You go home to an opulent mansion. You have little danger of coming home in a flag-draped box.”

A soon-to-be classic.

Read the rest.

(Hat Tip: Big Peace)

By DMartyr at 09:02 AM | Comments |

Barack Obama: Bringing Illinois Type Government to The Whole Nation!

I often sit around wondering, you know, how many people who voted for Obama even took the time to look at the politic and status of the state he came from.

The Scratching Post:

his isn't something new for either Portugal or Illinois. Both have been losing businesses for quite some time as they've favored social spending over profits. Some pundits are making the comparison between Illinois and Portugal, but they're making the mistake of placing Portugal farther along the evolutionary scale of such developments. In fact, Illinois might be ahead of Portugal. Consider these facts:
Portugal just had a parliamentary vote against austerity; Illinois had a public election against austerity months ago.

Portugal's borrowing costs have been rising; Illinois is already paying one of the highest rates in the US.

Portugal is still able to pay their bills, albeit with borrowed money; Illinois has hundreds of creditors who are no longer being paid.

Portugal can solve some of its problems in the very near term by nationalizing businesses that threaten to leave; Illinois doesn't have the nationalization option.

Portugal can appeal to the European Central Bank who has shown the willingness to print money to cover government debts in order to save the EU. Illinois has no such leverage with the Fed.

Shockingly, it may well be that Portugal is in better shape than Illinois. Whatever the case, this timeline is only going to end one way: bankruptcy, austerity and the collision of reality with the childish, fantasy world of endless social spending.
Hat Tip: Instapundit.

By Howie at 08:40 AM | Comments |

Up Close And Personal

I do love my war p0rn in the morning!

Our resident jihad expert, "Guest," says every time we post one of these videos 10 - 20 new jihadists are recruited. More fodder for the Apaches, I say. Tell us, Guest, how many are recruited when jihadists plant bombs in markets? How many when jihadists hang a 7 year old boy? How many when jihadists stone a woman to death?

I bet a lot are recruited - to participate!

Don't try to make a moral equivalency between the jihadists who kill innocent people and the U.S. Warriors who turn them into mince meat. If our Troopers want to whoop and holler at the killing of such remorseless savages then let them. They are much better, and will always be better, than the jihadists who whoop and holler and celebrate at the death of innocent people.

So, spare us the 'holier than thou' attitude.

By DMartyr at 08:29 AM | Comments |

Matt Damon!

Says that the anticipation of kissing Michael Douglas physically excites him or something.

Matt Damon is getting ready to star in the upcoming Steven Soderbergh-directed and Jerry Weintraub-produced “Liberace” – a biopic on the life of famed entertainer and pianist, Wladziu Valentino Liberace.

But in particular, Damon is preparing to lock lips with co-star Michael Douglas – multiple times.

Eeewwwww!

Hat Tip: Dave.

By Howie at 08:23 AM | Comments |

Ayers Sorta Kinda Claims He Wrote Dreams of my Father

Which was Barack Obama's first book. First Ayers points out that the quality of Obama's first book is much better than his second. I guess because Ayers wants to point out the the author of the first book was a genius.

Video here at Protein Wisdom.

By Howie at 06:05 AM | Comments |

March 27, 2011

Iran Executes Jewish-Armenian (Orthodox Christian) Couple

In secret, along with three other people at the notorious Elvin Prison.

To add insult to injury, the mad mullahs have refused to release the bodies to the families for proper burial. Even worse, the families requesting this have been harassed and arrested.

Meanwhile, European left (Switzerland) wants to protect a terrorists organization from the evil Juice

The junior partner in the Norwegian government, the Socialist Left Party of Kristin Halvorsen, (Sosialistisk Venstreparti), plans to vote on a measure calling for military action against Israel if it decides to act against the Hamas in Gaza… Here is the less than lucid reasoning behind the motion: The credibility of the world community in its confrontation with the Gadafi regime is undermined when there is no reaction against other states in the region who commit injustices against civil population. The greater world community must therefore also react against Israeli air attacks on the Gaza strip.
Oh and Hillary said Bashar al-Assad of Syria is a reformer so need to interfere or something like that. Besides, he likes Obama and stuff.

By Stable Hand at 11:57 PM | Comments |

...You'll Only Die Tired

Spotters discover two Taliban planting an IED. When the Apaches come, they try to hide. When the Apaches find them, they try to run.

They try.

Bonus videos below the fold.

Even Allah shakes in fear when the Apaches come near.

Apache training. Is that not the most awesomeness job on earth?!

In my next life I want to be an Apache pilot, insha'Allah!

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By DMartyr at 05:33 PM | Comments |

Ministry of Irony: Two Reuters TV journalists missing in Syria

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After all they have done for the mad mullahs, now this?

LONDON (Reuters) - Two Reuters television journalists have been missing in Syria since Saturday night, when they were due to return to Lebanon.

Beirut-based producer Ayat Basma and cameraman Ezzat Baltaji had been expected to cross into Lebanon by road at approximately 1830 GMT (2:30 p.m .ET) on Saturday, where they had arranged for a taxi to pick them up from the border.

The last known contact was at 1722 GMT (1:22 p.m. ET), when Baltaji sent a phone message to a colleague in Beirut in which he said: "We will leave now."

Basma and Baltaji, both Lebanese nationals, travelled to Syria on Thursday afternoon. Mass protests that erupted 10 days ago have posed the biggest challenge to President Bashar al-Assad's 11-year rule.

The two journalists have been unreachable by telephone since Saturday night.

Note to Reuter's journalists, your companions chose your destiny by photoshopping images on behalf of terrorists.

Mad Mullahs no like the truth. The bed is made, now sleep in it.

By Stable Hand at 01:31 PM | Comments |

Biden Transparency: Stay in the Closet..Fool!

Reporter at Biden Fundraiser Kept in Closet

For over two years now, Sheriff Joe Biden has been taking the lead when it comes to transparency and journalist access to all functions of the administration.

It wasn’t even two weeks ago that White House spokesman Jay Carney said journalists should be protected and allowed to do their work. But in fairness to Carney, he was referring to Libya, not Florida, where an Orlando Sentinel reporter named Scott Powers (no relation) was invited to cover a 2012 fundraiser featuring Biden but ended up spending the bulk of the evening in a closet to keep him from talking with the guests:[Read the rest including image of closet he was kept in]

This gives a new meaning to don't ask, don't tell...

By Stable Hand at 12:57 PM | Comments |

Drugged, Raped And Jailed - In "Moderate" Islamic UAE

An Australian woman working for a resort company in the UAE was imprisoned for being drugged and then raped.

Why does this not surprise me? Maybe its because I have taken the time to learn a bit about Islam, which any person visiting an Islamic country or region should do.

Apparently, this woman did no research at all. Or, if she did, she accepted the PC mainstream media version.

Her company didn't tell her the real dangers, probably because it might offend other Muslim employees or somehow insult their own Islamic "values." So, now she wants to sue them.

From news.au.com (all emphasis mine):

Ms Gali, a salon manager at the resort, said she had been in the staff bar, where she was told she could legally drink, when another employee put ice in her drink.

She said it was the last thing she remembered before waking the next day in her room with painful injuries.

"I didn't know what had happened. I was traumatised, I felt ill. I didn't even remember getting there or what had happened," Ms Gali said.

She said it was only when she took herself to hospital did she realise she had been sexually assaulted.

Later she learned she had been heard screaming and security guards had found men hiding in her room, where she was naked and unconscious.

When she was discharged from hospital she was asked to go to a police station to make a statement and then speak in front of a judge.

"I realised when I was put in a police car that I was being taken to jail."

Ms Gali said she was never warned by her UAE employers that she could be charged with adultery and face prison if she complained of being raped, without having four adult male Muslim witnesses.

"I didn't even know what the charges were until five months into my sentence," Ms Gali said.

Three of the men Ms Gali claimed sexually abused her were jailed, but for adultery and not rape.

After serving eight months of a 12-month sentence, Ms Gali was pardoned and released and flew home in March 2009.

She did not deserve what happened to her. But that doesn't excuse her own lack of responsibility. In today's internet age of instant information, there is no excuse for anyone to go ignorantly into harm's way. The Islamic law that citizens and visitors are subjected to in any Islamic society - including the most "moderate" - is available to anyone with internet access.

You just have to be willing to seek the truth and not get sidetracked by political correctness.

BTW, didn't the "Sex in the City" gals go to the UAE to tell us how erotically wonderful it was there?

By DMartyr at 12:40 PM | Comments |

Melanie Phillips: My appearance last night on Israeli TV Ro'im Olam show

Howie: "Apparently calling morally depraved Arab savages morally depraved Arab savages is not politically correct":

"Harsh words" my arse, it's the truth!

Related:
British Columnist Under Investigation For Criticizing Terrorists (Update: What Say U LGF/CJ?)

By Stable Hand at 12:27 PM | Comments |

Argentinean Government Sold Their Souls To The Devil Mad Mullahs

Argentina promised to forget bomb massacre for Iran trade boost

Argentinean daily says South American country told Islamic Republic it would suspend probe of deadly attacks on Israeli embassy, Jewish center in 1990s in order to increase trade between countries

During secret talks with Iran, the Argentinean government offered to “forget” the bombings of the Israeli embassy and the Jewish community center in the capital Buenos Aires in the 1990s in exchange for improved ties between the two countries.

The Argentine weekly Perfil reported Saturday that the negotiations were aimed at increasing the trade volume between Argentina and the Islamic Republic, which is currently estimated at $1.2 billion a year.

According to the report, Cristina Kirchner’s government offered to suspend the investigation of the bombings, which are believed to have been orchestrated by Iran.

It was further reported that a memo sent by Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stated that “Argentina is no longer interested in solving the mystery of these two attacks and would rather improve its economic relations with Iran.”

Assmaggots

By Stable Hand at 11:55 AM | Comments |

Mofaz: We must return to policy of assassinations in Gaza

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Now ur talkin

Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee chairman MK Shaul Mofaz said at a meeting held at Beersheba Municipality on Sunday that Israel must return to the policy of assassinations in the Gaza Strip. "We did it with Rantisi and anyone who decides to harm civilians needs to know that there will be consequences," Mofaz said

By Stable Hand at 11:05 AM | Comments |

Who Am I?

Apparently:

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This family was an obstacle to peace:

JPost blog

On Purim I went to a party where I saw some people I know dressed as "Obstacles to Peace." They were wearing T-shirts that they got from here and handing out bumper stickers. I went home a looked up the website and saw that they were not a political campaign- rather, a fund raising campaign for the Fogel children (they are not a fund, not tax deductable but they say that all the money goes directly to the kids.)

My son was wearing his Darth Vader mask the next day and picked up the bumper sticker and I decided to take a picture of him because the irony was just too great. You see, we live in the West Bank. We are technically "settlers"- although anyone would find this hilarious if they actually came here because it is basically like a suburb with soccer moms and bnei akiva. If it wasn't for the security fence on the neighboring hilltop it would be hard to distinguish our neighborhood from one in the San Fernando Valley[...]

It is almost laughable that we are considered "obstacles to peace." And yet, there is a fear that rises up in the back of my throat as I keep up with the political dialogue- especially after the Fogel family was murdered. Over and over again I have seen the same thing- world opinion is that we deserve to die just because we live here. Our sheer audacity to be Jews living on land where people would rather have *Judenfrei has turned us into fair game.[Read the rest]

Indeed!

*Judenfrei:

[Wiki] Judenfrei ("free of Jews") was a Nazi term to designate an area free of Jewish presence during The Holocaust.[1]

While Judenfrei referred merely to "freeing" an area of all of its Jewish citizens, the term Judenrein (literally "clean of Jews") was also used. This had the stronger connotation that any trace of Jewish blood had been removed as an impurity.

Thanks to BJ

By Stable Hand at 10:27 AM | Comments |

Extremely bad news:Radiation Jumps Inside Japan Nuclear Plant: Reports they are getting readings 10 MILLION times higher than normal

When it seems this can't get any worse.....IT DOES.

WSJ

TOKYO—The regulator for Japan's troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex said Sunday that radiation at one of the nuclear units has surged to the highest levels yet seen, with the existence of highly radioactive water hampering work to restore vital systems and prevent further contamination of radioactive materials to surrounding areas.

Highly radioactive water accumulating in the turbine building connected to the No. 2 reactor had a reading of more than 1000 millisievert per hour, "a rather large figure," Hidehiko Nishiyama, spokesman for Japan's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency, told reporters at a press conference Sunday morning. "There is a strong possibility that the water is from the reactor core," Mr. Nishiyama said.

The reading was the highest measured at the six-reactor complex since it lost crucial cooling functions following the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami, according to Shintaro Matsumoto, an official at the agency.

BBC is reporting radiation levels are 10 million times normal...

Update by Howie: Apparently they want to recheck the radiation levels. This was only in one area and overall levels are said to be dropping.

Reporting from Tokyo — Officials at Japan's stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant late Sunday retracted their announcement that they had found puddles at the facility's No. 2 reactor containing 10 million times more radioactivity than would be found in water in a normally functioning nuclear reactor.

"The number is not credible," Tokyo Electric Power Co. spokesman Takashi Kurita, said, according to the Associated Press. "We are very sorry."

But who do you trust, the remote controlled talking head or the technician holding the Geiger Counter who ran for his life?

By Matt Damon at 03:35 AM | Comments |

Libya: U.S. Africa Command's General Ham on Fox, NBC, CNN, BBC, AP

U.S. AFRICOM Public Affairs

STUTTGART, Germany,
Mar 26, 2011 — General Carter F. Ham, commander, U.S. Africa Command, was interviewed by Fox, NBC, CNN and BBC via the Defense Video and Imagery Distribution System and by AP via telephone March 25, 2011.

The interviews focused on the future role of U.S. AFRICOM as NATO takes command of operations in Libya.

"What makes me most proud is how quickly this coalition came together to operate very, very quickly," said Ham. "We'll now make sure this transition to NATO occurs very quickly and very precisely. It's a complex matter to do this transition while maintaining the momentum of the operation, but I'm convinced that this team that's been assembled can do just that."

Ham clarified throughout the interviews that the military mission in Libya is threefold: enforcing an arms embargo, the no-fly zone and protecting civilians.

Currently, NATO has taken control of the arms embargo, and is expected to take over enforcement of the no-fly zone mission in a matter of days. Ham also noted that his understanding is that NATO has also agreed to the principle of the mission component of protecting civilians, but that mission remains the responsibility of U.S. AFRICOM for now.

"Our mission is dictated by the UN Security Council Resolution… and I think appropriately, at least to me, the most important of those is to protect civilians, and that is where we're putting our effort - on that, not on supporting one party or the other."

Ham also delivered a straightforward message to the regime during his interview with CNN - comply with the United Nation Security Council Resolution 1973.

"Cease attacking civilians," said Ham. "Withdraw your arms and your troops from areas in which they are attacking civilians. Serve the people of Libya and not serve this illegitimate regime."[Read the rest]

I have a question that wasn't answered...what is the end game. Why did the UN supercede approval from our [U.S.] Congress? I mean like war monger GW Bush had Congress approval before invading Iraq.

Oops, sorry, this is not a war or invasion on Libya, it's a kinetic action.

Wait, that's not it. Some of the rebels may very well be AQIM [alQaeda in the Islamic Meghreb] and they may be acquiring new weapons in Libya as we speak. We certainly can't be arming al-Qaeda, now can we?

WTF is it then?

By Stable Hand at 12:29 AM | Comments |

March 26, 2011

ROPMA: Thousands of Christians Displaced in Ethiopia After Muslim Extremists Torch Churches, Homes

Because they can

Thousands of Christians have been forced to flee their homes in Western Ethiopia after Muslim extremists set fire to roughly 50 churches and dozens of Christian homes.

At least one Christian has been killed, many more have been injured and anywhere from 3,000 to 10,000 have been displaced in the attacks that began March 2 after a Christian in the community of Asendabo was accused of desecrating the Koran.

Sucks to be Muslims that have no faith in their faith that they need to strike out against a so called desecration of a pedophile prophet's holy book. I mean, like, there are thousands of copies, right?

Related:
Why Muslims are so sensitive to defamation of Muhammad

By Stable Hand at 11:49 PM | Comments |

Hamas Promotes Ceasefire With Israel

Because they are getting their asses kicked.

They need time to regroup, lots of sploded dopes to replace as well as tunnels some sploded dopes where in.

Besides, they are dealing with protests and stuff. This wasn't in their playbook having MSM trying to show stuff they didn't authorize.

VIVA Pallywood!! Allahu Akbar!!


By Stable Hand at 10:57 PM | Comments |

British Columnist Under Investigation For Criticizing Terrorists (Update: What Say U LGF/CJ?)

God forbid if one criticizes terrorists

In Great Britain, the historic cradle of liberty and sanctum of freedom of expression, it appears that you can no longer refer to Arab depravity in the slaughter of an Israeli family — including a three month-old baby — as they slept without someone going to the police to get you arrested for racism.

This is what happened to me[Melanie Phillips]. I wrote on my blog about the ‘the moral depravity of the Arabs’ who had murdered Udi and Ruth Fogel and their three children, 11-year-old Yoav, four-year-old Elad and three-month-old Hadas in their home in the Samarian neighbourhood of Itamar, near Nablus, by cutting their throats while most of them were asleep.

I also pointed the finger for this atrocity at the ‘savagery’ of the Palestinian Authority, whose educational materials along with the mosques and TV stations under its control incite frenzied hatred of Jews; which teaches its children that the highest aspiration is to murder Israelis; and which glorifies those who perpetrate such unspeakable acts by naming squares and public places after them.

Next thing I knew was that the Guardian ran a story saying I was being investigated by the UK Press Complaints Commission, which had received two complaints about my remarks – and I had also been reported to the Bedfordshire police for racism.

This came as something of a surprise. If I was indeed being investigated, no-one had seen fit to tell me about it. Indeed, at time of writing I still have not heard whether either of these bodies is investigating these complaints at all.

Stranger still was the involvement of the Bedfordshire police. I do not live in Bedfordshire, an area north of London. I have never had anything to do with the place. What could my remarks about the Itamar massacre possibly have to do with Bedfordshire?

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A clue lay in the involvement in the Guardian story of a prominent British Muslim activist named Inayat Bunglawala. It was he who had reported me to the Bedfordshire police – and he lives in Bedfordshire.

[Read the rest]

Apparently Muslims4UK have more pull than Islam4UK. They are like CAIR, are they not?

BTW, can someone please point to me where it says Islam/Muslim is a race..

UPDATE: Will Charles Johnson chime in? He apparently received a death threat in 2006 by said Inayat Bunglawala and did a lengthy post on it. Will he acknowledge said death threat or will he scrub his site? I dunno, he wrote "us off" quite awhile ago for being right wing extremists...

Thanks to "guest" and "Another guest" for heads up.

By Stable Hand at 07:24 PM | Comments |

"Naturalized" Norwegian Citizen Dies in Somalia Fighting of al-Shabaab

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While several Americans have been known to have traveled to Somalia to fight this is the first known Norwegian terrorist to die there.

Terror Free Somalia:

This is, according to my information, the first time a Norwegian citizen has been killed in battle for al Shabaab.

This says Stig Jarle Hansen, researcher at the University for environment and life sciences in Ås and Somalia-expert.

He says the man who is killed came to Norway as a refugee from Somalia. After having lived in Norway for several years he received Norwegian citizenship. He then went back to fight for the terrorist group in his original home country.

What is the common thread between American Muslims ending up in Somalia and also Norwegian Muslims as well?

The internet...duh...

The original article in Norwegian is here.

But don't worry there can't be many more Norwegian Muslims who might want to join the jihad. Maybe just this one...

merzasafi has made a comment on A10 Run Against Taliban Hideout:

fuck your all plans amireca

Well at least we know he can spell f*ck and a couple other four letter words.

By Howie at 07:20 PM | Comments |

Mark Steyn's Editorial on Libya

Its perfect.

...as I said, it's easy to mock the smartest, most articulate man ever to occupy the Oval Office. Instead, in a nonpartisan spirit, let us consider why it is that the United States no longer wins wars. OK, it doesn't exactly lose (most of) them, but nor does it have much to show for a now-60-year old pattern of inconclusive outcomes. American forces have been fighting and dying in Afghanistan for a decade: Doesn't that seem like a long time for a noncolonial power to be spending hacking its way through the worthless terrain of a Third World dump? If the object is to kill terrorists, might there not be some slicker way of doing it? And, if the object is something else entirely, mightn't it be nice to know what it is?

I use the word "noncolonial" intentionally. I am by temperament and upbringing an old-school imperialist: There are arguments to be made for being on the other side of the world for decades on end if you're claiming it as sovereign territory and rebuilding it in your image, as the British did in India, Belize, Mauritius, the Solomon Islands, you name it. Likewise, there are arguments to be made for saying, sorry, we're a constitutional republic, we don't do empire. But there's not a lot to be said for forswearing imperialism and even modest cultural assertiveness, and still spending 10 years getting shot up in Afghanistan helping to create, bankroll and protect a so-called justice system that puts a man on death row for converting to Christianity.

If I could snark like that I'd rule the world....

Read the rest.

Hat Tip: Maggie's Farm.

By Howie at 06:52 PM | Comments |

Good News: AQIM May Be Acquiring New Weapons

I've had a bad feeling about the whole "no fly zone" business since the beginning, and this doesn't make me feel any better about it.

"This is very serious. AQIM is becoming a genuine army, the best equipped in the region," he said.

The foreign policy of the Obama administration is nothing short of

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By Vinnie at 06:31 PM | Comments |

The Sniper Site: Boobie vs Penis

My first thought when Andrea em'd me about The Sniper was Juba.

She fooled me: "OK SH - this guy totally ruined my night". When one thinks of YouTube Smackdown they think of jihadi.

Andrea FTW!!

DMartyr did a post about penis sizes: How Does Your Penis Rate?, the Jawa Sith Lords won easily although DMartyr never revealed how or when the measurements were taken.

Anyway, the Sniper site does one better, much to the liking of our male readers although they did brag about their penis size such as Nanabozoh

Big dicks cause laziness...it's taken me over an hour to write this.
This is a boobie PSA from Sniper[ Howie will be proud the force is strong with this one]. Unfortunately, I lost to Russia
Before you plan your vacation this year, one of the female members of the Editorial Staff asked me to put up the following.

Oh, and lightsaber deh haz it:

Oops wrong lightsaber:

And most importantly: Once a sniper. If this doesn't choke you up then...

By Stable Hand at 04:27 PM | Comments |

Geraldine Ferraro Died

Ferraro died at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she was being treated for complications of blood cancer

Condolences to family and friends.

RIP...

By Stable Hand at 03:42 PM | Comments |

London: Peaceful Protests Against Spending Cuts

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A protester smashing windows at The Ritz in London today

Daily Mail

Hundreds of activists - many wearing masks and hoods - disrupted traffic, set off fireworks and flares in the busiest areas of the city including Piccadilly Circus, Oxford Street and Regent Street.

Lightbulbs filled with ammonia and paintbombs were thrown at police as they desperately tried to keep the peace.

Topshop and HSBC had their windows smashed, while paint and glass bottles were thrown at a Royal Bank of Scotland branch. The marauders also attacked The Ritz near Green Park, where they smashed windows with bins and road signs.

UK Uncut, an anti-cuts direct action group, later occupied the Fortnum & Mason store in Piccadilly, claiming the firm had 'dodged' paying taxes.

Nine arrests were made and some police officers were injured[...]

The demonstration was divided between chaos and peaceful action, with nurses, midwives, Gurkhas and teachers all on the streets.

Dave Prentis, general secretary of Unison, said the turnout was 'absolutely enormous and showed the anger of ordinary working people at the Government's cuts'[...]

Mr Miliband defied calls to stay away in case the protest descended into anarchy and attempted to use the occasion to argue that his party offered an 'alternative'.

The Labour leader described the gathering as 'extraordinary' and declared himself 'profoundly moved'. He even likened the action to the anti-apartheid movement.

Reminds me of this site cheering on Wisconsin Union protests:

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Apartheid my arse...

h/t The PJ Tatler

By Stable Hand at 03:07 PM | Comments |

Sandcrawler Intermission: Continuing Disasters Edition

Out wiring my new windmill to my new bunker.

Hope..... change......

By Howie at 02:42 PM | Comments |

Sandcrawler PSA: Set Your Clocks to Trip Your Circuit Breaker

Tonight is Earth Hour!

Be sure to spin your meter at 8:30 p.m.

That is all.

By Stable Hand at 10:20 AM | Comments |

State Dept ok'd Gadhafi son's tour of West Point, Nat'l War College, AF Acadamy prior to uprising

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He cut his trip short on Feb 17, returned to Libya and now pushing up daisiesshrapnel

WASHINGTON (AP) — A son of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi toured U.S. ports and military facilities just weeks before he helped lead deadly attacks on rebels protesting his father’s authoritarian regime.

Khamis Gadhafi, 27, spent four weeks in the U.S. as part of an internship with AECOM, a global infrastructure company with deep business interests in Libya, according to Paul Gennaro, AECOM’s Senior Vice President for Global Communications. The trip was to include visits to the Port of Houston, Air Force Academy, National War College and West Point, Gennaro said.

The West Point visit was canceled on Feb. 17, when the trip was cut short and Gadhafi returned to Libya, Gennaro said. The uprising there began with a series of protests on Feb. 15.

Lovely, just lovely..

By Stable Hand at 10:00 AM | Comments |

Libyan Woman Struggles to Tell media of Her Rape

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Qaddafi's human shields were unable to help her

TRIPOLI — A Libyan woman burst into the hotel housing the foreign press in Tripoli Saturday morning and fought off security forces as she told journalists that she had been raped and beaten by members of the Qaddafi militia. After nearly an hour, she was dragged away from the hotel screaming.

“They say that we are all Libyans and we are one people,” said the woman, who gave her name as Eman al-Obeidy. “But look at what the Qaddafi men did to me.” She displayed a broad bruise on her face, a large scar on her upper thigh, several narrow and deep scratch marks lower on her leg, and marks that seemed to came from binding around her hands and feet.

She said she had been raped by 15 men. “I was tied up and they defecated and urinated on me,” she said. “They violated my honor.”

She pleaded for friends she said were still in custody. “They are still there, they are still there,” she said. “As soon as I leave here they are going to take me to jail.”

For the members of the foreign press here as guests of the government of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi — and largely confined to the Rixos Hotel except for official outings — her intrusion was a reminder of the brutality of the Libyan government and the presence of its security forces even among the surrounding hotel staff. People in hotel uniform who just hours before had been serving coffee and clearing plates grabbed table knives and rushed to physically constrain both the woman and the journalists.

She was taken away by security with the foreign minister later implying "her reports of abuse were “fantasies.”

By Stable Hand at 09:36 AM | Comments |

Inside the Death Star

Geek Heaven.

Wednesday I introduced you to Kevin Clark, master of all things data at Lucasfilm and Industrial Light and Magic. Today, as promised, I’m taking you into the data center Clark commands

Update: in other related to Star Wars news, Darth Vader proved to be no match for 10 year old Caleb Huffines.

Caleb wanted to fight Darth Vader at Disney World. Since he was given no-fly orders by doctors, the life team at Children’s stepped in two weeks ago and fulfilled his wish at the hospital with a 30-minute sparring session. Needless to say, good conquered evil.
May the Force be with you Master Caleb.

By Howie at 05:32 AM | Comments |

Good News: al-Qaeda Acquired Surface to Air Missiles From Libyan Arms Dump

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi, the Libyan rebel leader, has said jihadists who fought against allied troops in Iraq are on the front lines of the battle against Muammar Gaddafi's regime.

Mr al-Hasidi insisted his fighters "are patriots and good Muslims, not terrorists," but added that the "members of al-Qaeda are also good Muslims and are fighting against the invader".

His revelations came even as Idriss Deby Itno, Chad's president, said al-Qaeda had managed to pillage military arsenals in the Libyan rebel zone and acquired arms, "including surface-to-air missiles, which were then smuggled into their sanctuaries".

Last time I checked al-Qaeda wasn't exactly fighting for freedom and democracy, they fight to create the most oppressive form of Islamic state that can be imagined.

I hope the rest of the Libyans realize that if these folks take over you can just replace the face on the photo in your house with this guy's mug and go back to your business.

By Howie at 04:18 AM | Comments |

March 25, 2011

Memo To World: Gurkhas Are Still Badasses

30 Taliban vs. 1 Gurkah. Guess who wins?

Plus they have those cool knives.

By Vinnie at 08:05 PM | Comments |

It Could Have Been Worse; It Could Have Been France...

I guess no real countries wanted the job...

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The good thing about this is, if everything goes to sh*t and before anyone can blame us, we can...

Lyrics below the fold.

And, BTW, to our Canadian Jawas: IT'S JUST A JOKE! I like Canada. It's pretty there and they have lots of beer.

(mumbling)

Ah!

Oh my god, they killed Kenny!

Times have changed, our kids are geting worse.
They won't obey their parents, they just wanna fart and curse!
Should we blame the government, or blame society?
Or should we blame the images on TV?

NO! Blame Canada, Blame Canada
It seems that everything's gone wrong,
since Canada came along
Blame Canada, Blame Canada
We need to form as full assault, it's Canada's fault

Don't blame yourself for your son Stan,
He saw that darn cartoon and now he's off to join the Klan!
and my boy Eric once had my picture on his shelf,
but now when he sees me, he tells me to (gasp) myself

Blame Canada, Blame Canada
Because when Canada is gone,
There'll be no more Celine Dion
Blame Canada, Blame Canada
They're not even a real country anyway

Kenny could've been a doctor or a lawyer, it's true
instead he burned up like a piggy on the barbecue
Should we blame the matches? Should we blame the fire?
or the doctors who allowed him to expire?

HECK NO! Blame Canada, Blame Canada
with all their Hockey hallabaloo, and that bitch Anne Murray too
Blame Canada, Blame Canada
all I can say is oy Gevalt, it's Canada's Fault

EVERYBODY!!

Blame Canada, Blame Canada
With Brain Adams' Beady Eyes
Margret Trudeau's friendly thighs
Blame Canada, Shame on Canada!

For the smut we must stop!
The trash we must smash!
The laughter and fun,
this will be undone!
We must blame them and cause a fuss
before somebody thinks of blaming us!!!

By DMartyr at 12:51 PM | Comments |

Medal Of Honor Day

(Hat Tip: Big Peace & commenters)

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Today is the Medal of Honor day. Today is a day to recognize those who selflessly and heroically acted, most often sacrificing their own lives in the process, to save the lives of others.

Even those ungrateful and less than deserving.

Take a moment to read the citations of true valor and bravery.

By DMartyr at 11:41 AM | Comments |

Where Have All The Flowers Anti-War Moonbats Gone

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When will they eeeeeverlurn.

Ringo the Gringo has a photo essay of March 19th anti-war demonstration in Hollywood.

Angry Indians joined in this time!

The demonstration opened with a prayer. The prayer was offered by a group of very angry American Indians holding pictures of Muammur Gaddafi.

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Stop the War on Unions & Planned Parenthood!!!

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This is just a small sampling so head over to Ringo's place to see the rest.

By Stable Hand at 10:00 AM | Comments |

The Value of Freedom

"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."
~John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)

Clearly those true and impressive words are lost on this person:

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To this man (and I use that the term "man" loosely) all blood shed to protect and defend the freedoms we enjoy (and often take for granted) in America has no value. His freedom itself, according to his sign, has no value. The life he lives in America, has no value.

He has no respect for the lives lost to ensue others, including himself, can enjoy a life free from oppression.

As far as I'm concerned, his existence has no value.

More Useless idiots here. SH is covering the protests here.

Update: As stewie in comments points out, peace has no value without freedom. Ask anyone living in a totalitarian country.

By DMartyr at 09:59 AM | Comments |

High radiation leak suggests damage to No. 3 reactor vessel: agency

Core breach in No.3.??

A high-level radiation leak detected Thursday at one of six troubled reactors at the crisis-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant indicates possible damage to the reactor's vessel, pipes or valves, the government's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency said Friday.

Three workers at the No. 3 reactor's turbine building, connected to the reactor building, were exposed Thursday to water containing radioactive materials 10,000 times the normal level, with two of them taken to hospital due to possible radiation burns to their feet, the plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. said.

Hidehiko Nishiyama, spokesman for the governmental nuclear regulatory body, told a press conference, ''At present, our monitoring data suggest the (No. 3) reactor retains certain containment functions, but there is a good chance that the reactor has been damaged.''

Nishiyama said the high-level radiation is suspected to have originated from the reactor, where overheating fuel rods are believed to have been partially melted, or a boiling pool that stores spent nuclear fuel, both of which are located in the reactor's building.

And to prove how serious this is...
The government, which has set the exclusion zone covering areas within a 20 kilometer radius of the Fukushima plant, on Friday encouraged residents within a 30 kilometer radius of the power station to voluntarily leave.

The Nuclear Safety Commission of Japan, a government panel, recommended voluntary evacuation as the release of radioactive materials from the plant is expected to continue for some time.

Prayers again for the Japanese people.

UPDATE(Matt Damon): At levels of exposure they are talking about ...it has to be a core breach...Reuters

- Japan said on Friday that workers who suffered burns while trying to cool a crippled reactor were exposed to radiation levels 10,000 times higher than expected, adding evidence that the crucial containment vessel for nuclear fuel had been ruptured.

That could mean a serious reversal after days of apparently steady progress in containing radiation leaks after a killer earthquake and tsunami tore through the Fukushima complex north of Tokyo two weeks ago.

More than 700 engineers have been working in shifts around the clock to stabilize the six-reactor Fukushima complex but they pulled out of some parts when three workers replacing a cable at the No. 3 reactor were exposed to high contamination on Thursday, officials said.

Two were taken to hospital with possible radiation burns after radioactive water seeped over their boots.

"The contaminated water had 10,000 times the amount of radiation as would be found in water circulating from a normally operating reactor," said Japanese nuclear agency official Hidehiko Nishiyama.

"It is possible that there is damage to the reactor."

Officials have previously said that small explosions at the reactor could have damaged it, but the high seepage of radiation could imply worse damage than previously believed.

The No. 3 reactor is also the only one to use plutonium in its fuel mix, which is more toxic than the uranium used in the other reactors.

Yikes!

By Matt Damon at 03:35 AM | Comments |

March 24, 2011

British Victim of the Jerusalem Terrorist Attack was a Scottish Bible Translator

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Image credit: Wycliffe Bible Translators

Earlier, Jerusalem Post reported she attended Hebrew University, although YNet stated she was a tourist.

Via Telegraph

Mary Jean Gardner, 55, was caught in the bomb blast at the central bus station in Jerusalem.

She was the only person to die in the attack which left up to 30 others wounded.

Miss Gardner, who was a well-regarded Bible translator, came to Israel at the beginning of the year to study Hebrew and took courses at Hebrew University.

She had come to Israel to hone her Hebrew skills before embarking on a translation of the Old Testament into Ife, one of the languages spoken in Togo, West Africa[...]

Mrs Ronning said students were taken from and to the Hebrew University by bus every day for their own security, but that Miss Gardner had a day off and had gone into town to meet an Irish friend who had just arrived in the city with a tour group. Miss Gardner was heading to a restaurant to meet her friend and happened to be passing the bus stop on foot when the bomb exploded.

Condolences to family and friends of Miss Gardner. May she RIP

Our thoughts and prayers are also with the injured and their families.

Expect, Allahu Akbars from Palis in 5...4....3....2

h/t Eye On The World

Previous:
Person Murdered in Yesterday's Terror Attack in Jerusalem Was UK Citizen (Update: Name Released)

By Stable Hand at 10:04 PM | Comments |

'Americans Stole Our Land' - AZ Senator Reads Shocking Letter from Teacher

La Raza and other groups must be very proud of these students.

h/t New Zeal

By Stable Hand at 06:19 PM | Comments |

Breakdown of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (March 16-22, 2011)

Via The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center

The Gaza Strip

Rocket And Mortar Shell Fire

In addition to the barrage of mortar shells, this past week four rocket hits were identified in Israeli territory, one south of the city of Ashqelon on March 20. No damage was done. Several civilians were treated for shock. Six additional mortar shells were fired into Israeli territory. There were no casualties and no damage was done. A number of terrorist organizations claimed responsibility for the attack, including the Popular Resistance Committees and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (Hamas’ Palestine-info website, March 20; Ma'an News Agency and the PFLP website, March 21, 2011).

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Anti-tank Missile Fired at an IDF Tank

On March 20 a Fagot anti-tank missile was fired at an armored IDF vehicle near the border fence in the central Gaza Strip. It was the first time a Fagot missile was fired from the Gaza Strip. It is a light, small anti-tank guided missile developed in the former Soviet Union in the 1960s. Fagot missiles are used by both Syria and Hezbollah (Haaretz and IDF Radio, March 20, 2011).

Formerly, on March 1 an anti-tank missile was also fired at an IDF tank engaged in routine activities near the border fence in the southern Gaza Strip. It was successfully intercepted, for the first time, by a new system called "Wind Jacket."

Read the rest for complete breakdown including more charts

Reuters/AP probably will question the wording/charts in this article.

By Stable Hand at 02:48 PM | Comments |

Bin Laden sets alarm bells ringing

The hunt does go on..

Before you scoff...Syed Saleem Shahzad has connections inside AQ.

ISLAMABAD - After a prolonged lull, the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has launched a series of covert operations in the rugged Hindu Kush mountains of Pakistan and Afghanistan following strong tip-offs that al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has been criss-crossing the area in the past few weeks for high-profile meetings in militant redoubts.

The US has been on Bin Laden's trail ever since he fled Afghanistan when the US invaded the country in 2001 to oust the Taliban, but the 54-year-old with a US$50 million reward on his head has always remained several steps in front.

Asia Times Online has learned that decision-makers have put a lot of weight on the information on Bin Laden's movements as it has come from multiple intelligence agencies, in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia. For at least two years, little credible news has emerged of Bin Laden's movements and motives. Now, intelligence officials believe they have top-grade accounts as they come from the inner circles of militant camps.

Officials are said to be "stunned" by the visibility of Bin Laden's movements, and their frequency, in a matter of a few weeks in the outlawed terrain of Pakistan and Afghanistan, the most unprecedented reports about him since he evaded the US in the Tora Bora mountains in Afghanistan in 2001.

The development has fueled speculation in intelligence circles that al-Qaeda could be planning another major attack along the lines of the September 11, 2001, assault on New York and Washington, and the July 2007 foiled bomb attack in London.

However, extensive investigations by Asia Times Online, including exchanges within al-Qaeda's camps, point in another direction: given the nature of Bin Laden's meetings, this appears to be the beginning of a new era for a broader struggle in which al-Qaeda, through its Laskhar al-Zil (Shadow Army), will try to capitalize on the Arab revolts and the Palestinian struggle and also revitalize and redefine its role in Afghanistan.

Several weeks ago, Bin Laden is reported to have met with Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the legendary Afghan mujahid and founder and leader of the Hezb-e-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) political party and paramilitary group, in a militant camp in thick jungle on the fringes of Kunar and Bajaur provinces in Afghanistan. The encounter was publicized by leaks from the HIA's inner circle and the news was circulated within militant camps in Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal area via top-level Pakistani militant commanders in Bajaur.

One day when we least expect it....the score will be settled.

By Matt Damon at 02:28 PM | Comments |

U.S. Department of State's Terrorist Designation of Ibrahim Hassan Tali Al-Asiri (AQAP Operative/Bomb Maker)


State.gov:

Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
March 24, 2011

The Secretary of State has designated al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) operative and bomb maker Ibrahim Hassan Tali al-Asiri under E.O. 13224, which targets terrorists and their supporters. This action will help stem the flow of finances to al-Asiri by blocking all property subject to U.S. jurisdiction in which al-Asiri has an interest and prohibiting all transactions by U.S. persons with al-Asiri. AQAP has previously been designated by the United States under Executive Order 13224 and as a Foreign Terrorist Organization.

Al-Asiri is an AQAP operative and serves as the terrorist organization’s primary bomb maker. Before joining AQAP, al-Asiri was part of an al-Qa’ida affiliated terrorist cell in Saudi Arabia and was involved in planned bombings of oil facilities in the Kingdom.

Al-Asiri gained particular notoriety for the recruitment of his younger brother as a suicide bomber in a failed assassination attempt of Saudi Prince Muhammed bin Nayif. Although the assassination attempt failed, the brutality, novelty and sophistication of the plot is illustrative of the threat posed by al-Asiri. Al-Asiri is credited with designing the remotely detonated device, which contained one pound of explosives concealed inside his *brother’s body.[Emphasis mine..ed]

Al-Asiri is currently wanted by the Government of Saudi Arabia. In addition, Interpol has published an Orange Notice warning the public about the threat posed by him.

*Brotherly love,..nasty.

By Stable Hand at 01:59 PM | Comments |

Air Assault

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Soldiers from A Company, 101st Airborne Division, Special Troop Battalion air assault into a village inside Jowlzak valley, Parwan province, Afghanistan. Afghan National Police searched the village while Soldiers provided security and conducted key-leader engagements.

Awesome photo!

God Bless our finest and bravest.

By Stable Hand at 01:20 PM | Comments |

Arrests Made in Connection with Jerusalem Bus Stop Terror Attack

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Virtual Jerusalem

Israeli security forces may be closing in on the terrorists who bombed a crowded bus stop area Wednesday afternoon in Jerusalem.

Sources in the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization claimed that two of its members were arrested Wednesday night in connection with the blast.

Khaled Jaradat and Tarek Ka'adan were picked up in Jenin by Palestinian Authority security forces said to have been working in coordination with Israeli security personnel.

There was no comment from IDF officials.

An interesting tidbit in the article shows more would have been injured if it wasn't for the quick action of one Israeli
Eyewitnesses said they saw a young man place the briefcase beside the phones and then leave the area. At least one of the witnesses made a phone call to alert security personnel who immediately blocked others from approaching the scene, thereby saving numerous lives.
UPDATE: A true hero, via Arutz Sheva
Wednesday’s terrorist bomb attack in Jerusalem detonated next to the “Blast of a Kiosk,” re-named after a 1993 suicide bombing that destroyed it.

The kiosk owner’s brother-in-law saved dozens Wednesday by keeping them away as he called police to report a suspicious object. It blew up in the middle of the conversation.

Kiosk owner Shimshon Moshe said that he asked his brother-in-law to take his place a short time before the explosion, which killed a 59-year-old woman and seriously wounded two others, including the brother-in-law.

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat said that Moshe's brother-in-law noticed a suspicious bag at a nearby public telephone and warned people to keep their distance as he telephoned police to report the suspicious object. It contained a four-pound bomb and exploded in the middle of the conversation.

Wow, just wow.

Thanks to Are You Sure?

By Stable Hand at 01:02 PM | Comments |

Out for Israel: A New Answer to the Hate Speech of Queers for Palestine

Click image for excellent article by Phyllis Chesler:

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By Stable Hand at 12:45 PM | Comments |

Muslim Teacher Accused of Sodomizing Boy

(Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh, India) A 30-year-old teacher at Madrassa Islamia Ahle Sunnat in Inayatnagar, Hafiz Saqib Khan, has been arrested for allegedly kidnapping and sodomizing a 13-year-old boy for three days.

According to Station House Officer (SHO) Akhilesh Pandey,

"Locals along with some other students of the madrassa have lodged complaint against Hafiz Saqib Khan... Acting on the compliant, we carried out a preliminary inquiry following which the teacher was arrested," he said.

The incident came into light last evening when the victim escaped from the teacher's room and informed his ordeal to some locals and other students of madrassa.

"A detailed inquiry is under way to check if other students in the seminary were also being harassed by the teacher," Pandey said.

Interesting. The boy was kidnapped, sodomized for three days and the police categorize it all as harassment.

By at 11:54 AM | Comments |

Obama's 'Kinetic Action' Against Man-Caused Disasters

Washington's latest euphemism...

Add it to the growing political correctness insanity that includes "man-caused disasters" (acts of terrorism), "countering violent extremism" (war on Islamic terrorists), and "Overseas Contingency Operation" (war in Iraq & Afghanistan).

Roger L. Simon coined a more politically correct phrase to replace "political correctness" - War on Ourselves.

That's one with which I could agree.

By DMartyr at 10:39 AM | Comments |

When Bombs Attack

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In the wake of the recent terrorist attack in Jerusalem, Honest Reporting targets the media and it's refusal to place blame where it belongs - on Palestinian terrorists.

We've already noted how the AP subtly justifies such attacks. Reuters actually questions whether is really is a terrorist attack, or a legitimate response in a conflict between Palestine and Israel:

Police said it was a "terrorist attack" -- Israel's term for a Palestinian strike.

What spineless, cowardly reporting. Placing an explosive device on or near a civilian bus is a terrorist attack. It isn't an Israeli term or a Zionist term or a Western term. It is a terrorist attack - an act of violence to intimidate in order to attain a political or religious agenda. That is the definition of 'terrorist attack'. There is no other reason to target civilians.

Would someone please get Reuters a new dictionary?

Read more: Reuters Redefines 'Terrorist Attack'

By DMartyr at 09:54 AM | Comments |

Sandcrawler PSA: As a Typical American

I'm quite curious about this Neutron Beam thingy.

I have some questions.

A. Have we weaponized that yet? If so can I see the video?

B. Can it add horsepower?

C. Not really a question but I hope it did not hit anyone.

D. There really is no good news to report from Japan today.

Update totally unrelated, yet an interesting distraction.

By Howie at 09:43 AM | Comments |

Youtube Video: C-704 Missile Produced by Iran Found Onboard the "Victoria"


March 15th, 2011--The Israeli Navy intercepts 50 tons of sophisticated weapons concealed in civilian cargo containers aboard the Victoria (http://idfspokesperson.com/2011/03/15/israel-navy-uncovers-weaponry-on-board-ca­rgo-vessel/). Of the 50 tons (http://idfspokesperson.com/2011/03/16/list-of-weaponry-found-on-the-victoria/), the most strategically significant weapons were 6 C-704 missiles.

Of Chinese origin, Iran had announced on March 7th, 2010 the production of their own line of C-704s named Nasr-1(http://idfspokesperson.com/2011/03/15/c-704-anti-ship-missiles-found-on-b­oard-the-victoria/). Iran's Defense Minister had unveiled the Nasr-1, stating they were able to destroy "3,000 ton targets".

The C-704 is an anti ship missile which specializes in targeting naval vessels from the ground or air. According to intelligence assessments, the missiles were intended to be used in attacks from the Gaza Strip against both Israeli Navy and civilian ships, as well as infrastructure near the sea including natural gas reservoirs.

Had the weapons reached the hands of terror organizations in Gaza (http://idfspokesperson.com/2011/03/15/videos-of-navys-request-and-subsequent-bo­arding-of-the-victoria/), there would have been far-reaching ramifications for both Israeli naval operations, and the security of the civilian population along the coast.

By Howie at 09:28 AM | Comments |

BREAKING!! Obama Locked Out Of White House

Finally, some sanity! Someone locked Obama out of the White House!

Update: F&@K! Someone else let him back in. Damn it. So close...

By DMartyr at 08:56 AM | Comments |

Woman Bites Off Rival's Fingertip

It's only funny until someone gets hurt. Then it's HILARIOUS!

NAPLES, Fla.-- An East Naples woman bit off the tip of another woman's ring finger during a fight over an alleged affair.

Collier County Sheriff's deputies say 43-year-old Clodia Coicour was charged with aggravated battery after the Monday night incident outside the Walmart where both women work....

Coicour told deputies she heard a rumor that the other woman was having an affair with her husband, who also works at Walmart.

Yeah, because you just can't find a better catch than a Wal-Mart stock boy.

I expect the victim to file for and receive worker's comp, which will probably be two or three times her regular pay.

By DMartyr at 08:39 AM | Comments |

I'm Pretty Sure That Bunga Bunga Means Good Gay

This story asks the question, What does Bunga Bunga mean.

The BBC said it was originally thought that Berlusconi picked up the phrase from his friend Moammar Gadhafi. The Libyan leader reportedly hosted parties involving “harems’’ of young women and called the bashes bunga bunga.
Then they speculate about the meaning, which is easily located here at the Daily Mail.

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Any questions?

By Howie at 06:23 AM | Comments |

Person Murdered in Yesterday's Terror Attack in Jerusalem Was UK Citizen (Update: Name Released)

CNN:

The person killed in the bombing on Wednesday in Jerusalem is a British national, the British Foreign Office said Thursday.
Authorities in Israel said the slain person was a female and that more than 50 other people were wounded in the blast near Jerusalem's central bus station as the evening rush hour began Wednesday.

The Foreign Office said that "next of kin have been informed" of her death," but didn't disclose the victim's identity.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the terrorist attack, caused by a medium-sized device in a bag that had been left near the bus station.

Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad condemned the bombing as a "terrorist act" and said it was "disgraceful" and counter-productive to the Palestinian cause.

What Mr. Fayyad said later in Arabic was not reported.

UPDATE by SH: Name released as Mary Jane Gardner, 59. According to JPost, she had been studying at Hebrew University. YNet called her a tourist, age 56.

By Howie at 06:12 AM | Comments |

Captain Gorelick on Obi-One's Short List for FBI Director

Director Blue:

Word around the Beltway has it that longtime Democrat operative Jamie Gorelick is one of the favorites for the FBI director role under President Obama. What could possibly go wrong?

Well, for starters, it's not often that the same person plays key roles in two -- count 'em, two -- trillion-dollar disasters.

...In 2004, observers were "astonished" to discover that a key member of the 9/11 Commission had a fatal conflict-of-interest. Jamie Gorelick had served as a Deputy Attorney General under Bill Clinton from 1994 to 1997.

...Though she had no training or experience in finance, Gorelick was appointed the Vice Chairman of Fannie Mae and served in the role from 1997 to 2003. During that six-year period, she earned over $26 million.


During Gorelick's tenure, FNMA suffered a $10 billion accounting scandal, an ominous harbinger of the firm's looming troubles. One of the falsified transactions helped FNMA hit earnings targets for 1998, which triggered bonuses for top executives including nearly $800,000 to Gorelick.

But don't worry they were able to paint that Fannie Mae thing as Booshes' fault.

By Howie at 06:04 AM | Comments |

March 23, 2011

(PJM Exclusive) DOJ Memo Confirms Terrorists Have Crossed the Border

Patrick Poole

A potentially explosive admission by federal prosecutors in the pending sentencing of Ahmed Muhammed Dhakane in a San Antonio federal courtroom could aid the case of border states looking to take the initiative to stem the flood of illegal immigrants coming into the U.S.

In this court filing, provided exclusively here at Pajamas Media[below the fold....ed], prosecutors admit that Dhakane, who ran a human smuggling ring based in Brazil for the Somali Al-Shabaab terrorist group, transported “violent jihadists” into the country. He stated that “he believed they would fight against the U.S. if the jihad moved from overseas locations to the U.S. mainland.” (p. 7)

The contents and implications of this admission by DOJ will be one of the items discussed when my colleagues Army Lt. Col Joseph Myers (ret.), Mark Hanna, and I will be testifying Wednesday before the Arizona House Military Affairs and Public Safety Committee on the topic of “Cross-border Terror Threats and Islamic Radicalization in Arizona.”

Dhakane was charged in March 2010 with lying about his terror ties when he applied for asylum in 2008, specifically omitting information that he had worked for two specially designated global terrorist entities (SDGT). He pleaded guilty earlier this year to lying to the FBI and awaits sentencing next month. Rather than trying him on terror charges, federal prosecutors are asking for terror enhancements on the sentence for lying to the FBI.

In the DOJ sentencing memorandum, federal prosecutors explain that Dhakane knowingly smuggled violent jihadists into the country:

Poole also asks:
Today we will be discussing what states might be able to do to confront this problem in the absence of federal attention to the border and exactly who might be on our side of the border ready to help terrorist groups. As DOJ has admitted in the Dhakane case, terrorist operatives are already inside the U.S. and are prepared to go operational at the command of their leadership. If the issue of homegrown terrorism is already keeping Attorney General Eric Holder awake at night, why aren’t similar concerns being translated into action to defend Americans from cross-border terror threats?
Hopefully it won't take a terror attack for DHS & DOJ to take this seriously..

Scribd memo below fold:

Ahmed Dhakane DOJ Sentencing Memorandum

Thanks to FB

By Stable Hand at 08:12 PM | Comments |

How Does Your Penis Rate?

World Penis Map:

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The map is based on measurements listed at http://www.everyoneweb.com/worldpenissize/. Not surprisingly, the larger sizes were "self reported."

So, as a part of the survey, 800 male subjects were asked to report the size of their penis. Here are the results:

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However, when actual measurements were taken, the results were quite different:

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From the Bureau of Penii, a subsidiary of the Ministry of Boobies.

Update: Reports from Tatooine are in. Charts have been updated to reflect the additions:

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That is all.

By DMartyr at 08:11 PM | Comments |

Terrorism 101: Recess at Google/YouTube Jihad University (Update: Evil kaffirs ruined recess)

Via Mablung

You've worked so hard these last few days, let's take a break. As we head out to the playground, here are a few special messages brought to you by malik1980iraq and his jihad enablers at YouTube, Google:

"don't be evil" right? - just sayin

Don't you dirty kaffirs dare flag these videos ( as: Violent or Repulsive Content >> Supports Terrorism), ya'll will peace off Google's/YouTube akhi, again.

UPDATE: Evil kaffirs have done it again! Thanks everyone, err I mean fatwa on all of you!

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Previous:
Terrorism 101: Day 3 Propaganda & Brainwashing at Google/YT Jihad University
Terrorism 101: Day 2-Study Materials at Google/YT Jihad University
Terrorism 101: Day 1-Meet your classmates @Google/YT Jihad University

By Stable Hand at 04:02 PM | Comments |

Neutron beam observed 13 times at crippled Fukushima nuke plant

Kyodo News

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Wednesday it has observed a neutron beam, a kind of radioactive ray, 13 times on the premises of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant after it was crippled by the massive March 11 quake-tsunami disaster.

TEPCO, the operator of the nuclear plant, said the neutron beam measured about 1.5 kilometers southwest of the plant's No. 1 and 2 reactors over three days from March 13 and is equivalent to 0.01 to 0.02 microsieverts per hour and that this is not a dangerous level.

The utility firm said it will measure uranium and plutonium, which could emit a neutron beam, as well.

In the 1999 criticality accident at a nuclear fuel processing plant run by JCO Co. in Tokaimura, Ibaraki Prefecture, uranium broke apart continually in nuclear fission, causing a massive amount of neutron beams.

In the latest case at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, such a criticality accident has yet to happen

A criticality accident???

By Matt Damon at 02:41 PM | Comments |

Al-Jazeera Host: The Satellite Channels Are the Real Engines of the Revolutions in the Arab World; Giving Facebook Credit for the Revolutions Is 'A Lie and a Distortion of the Truth'

Allahu Snackbar!!

"Millions of People in These Countries Don't Even Know What Facebook is"[MEMRI]

Dr. Faisal Al-Qassem, who hosts the popular Al-Jazeera talk show "The Opposite Direction," wrote in an op-ed in the Qatari daily Al-Sharq that it is the satellite channels that are the real engine behind the revolutions in the Arab world, not the online social networks. He added that the latter have not yet gained much currency among the Arab public[...]

""

"[One must also keep in mind that] in the Arab countries, Internet is usually slow and annoying, and makes users lose patience. It is well-known that in some Arab countries they praise the impact of 'electronic jihad' – but [the fact is that] due to the turtle pace of the Internet in these countries, it is easier to travel to London to receive a message than to send it by email...

"In Tunisia, which had the privilege of starting the blessed Arab revolution, [former president] Ben 'Ali throttled the Internet with unprecedented barbarity. He even established an Internet Ministry, and purchased mega-computers for millions of dollars, in order to control the Internet and its users... So neither the Internet nor Facebook sparked the Tunisian revolution. If they [had any role at all], it was very small.

"The same is surely true for the other republics of fear, that make people show their IDs before entering an Internet café so as to keep tabs on them and intimidate them. In these [countries], entering a banned website is an offence punishable by decades in prison. Whoever starts a blog, or writes anything against the president, will surely find himself in the dungeons of the Interior Ministry [investigation apparatuses]."

Funny how most the info about the revolution has been fed to AlJazeera via protesters on the ground via the Internet they supposedly can't use.

By Stable Hand at 02:39 PM | Comments |

Lawmakers, Executives Slam Obama for Boosting Brazil's Offshore Drilling

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FNC

Republican lawmakers and oil industry executives are slamming President Obama for offering to help Brazil expand offshore drilling while U.S. production struggles to get back on its feet in the wake of the BP spill.

The president, on the first leg of his trip to Latin America, said in Brazil over the weekend that his administration wants to assist the Brazilian government "with technology and support" in developing its oil reserves -- a black gold mine he said could hold twice as much oil as U.S. deposits.

"And when you're ready to start selling, we want to be one of your best customers," Obama said.

That message struck some at home as bizarre and misguided, considering the administration has stressed the need to wean the United States off foreign oil and move toward alternative fuels.

With U.S. oil exploration and drilling slowing to a crawl over the past year, they questioned why the president would throw U.S. weight behind Brazil, a country that also received a $2 billion loan for its state-owned oil company from the U.S. Export-Import Bank.

"We have abundant energy resources off Louisiana's coast, but this administration has virtually shut down our offshore industry and instead is using Americans' tax dollars to support drilling off the coast of Brazil," Sen. David Vitter, R-La., said in a statement. "It's ridiculous to ignore our own resources and continue going hat-in-hand to countries like Saudi Arabia and Brazil to beg them to produce more oil."[More..]

Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.

Thanks to Kenny Solomon for pointing me to this article a couple days ago.

Related:
Let's export Ken Salazar to Brazil
[Flashback 2 years]:
Obama helps Soros drill oil in Brazil
Obama, Soros, Petrobras, Brazil & offshore drilling double standards

By Stable Hand at 01:53 PM | Comments |

Stand and Rock With Israel

The just have no idea.

WAPO:

JERUSALEM — Kiss’ Israeli-born singer-musician Gene Simmons is shouting out loud at the string of musicians who refuse to perform in his homeland.

“They’re fools,” the legendary bassist told The Associated Press in an interview Tuesday, on his first return to Israel since leaving the country as a child more than 50 years ago.

“I’m Israeli. I’m a stranger in America. I’m an outsider,” he said, speaking in a hotel lobby across a valley from the walls of Jerusalem’s historic Old City. “I was born here and I’m proud of it.”

Stand with Israel.

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By Howie at 01:25 PM | Comments |

Facebook Jihad: Tunisian & Egyptian Third Palestinian Intifada 5-15-2011

Facebook has ignored flagging of original group calling for the 3rd Intifada against Israel:

Now Tunisia and Egypt has joined them in solidarity

Thanks to Red who suggests joining and posting purdy pictures on their pagesl. Be careful though, I have posted purdy pictures on other pages and my other account was suspended as was Howie's. We both kinda posted a LOT of purdy pictures/videos. One or two should suffice.

It sucks Facebook has ignored these groups in light of the fact of the bombing of a Israeli bus today. The Egyptian group has already posted images...

The Palestinian group does have a YT channel: Third3Intifada. You can try flagging it but dunno if JihadTube will bother to remove their videos. They also have a twitter account: Free Palestine (ThirdIntifada) if you care to follow. Doesn't look much is going on there though..for now.

By Stable Hand at 11:52 AM | Comments |

AP Reports On Israel Bus Bombing By Showing Palestinian Victims Of Prior Airstrike (Update: Obama calls for restraint...by BOTH sides)

(Hat Tip: Jihad Watch)

A screenshot of the article page (click to enlarge):

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"A bus has exploded in Jerusalem, and people are being taken away on stretchers."

But the AP's slideshow doesn't show innocent victims of the bus bombing being taken away on stretchers. It shows a dead Palestinian - probably militant - being carried off on a stretcher, supposedly to the morgue. The caption notes he was killed during Israel's airstrike on Tuesday.

The slideshow includes seven photographs. Four of seven pictures are of wounded or dead Palestinians. Three of the seven show an Israeli family outside their slightly damaged home.

The bias is clear. Israel had it coming. They killed Palestinians after Palestinian militants caused minor damage to an Israeli home. Why cover the victims of Islamic terrorism when Palestinians are the real victims. Always.

At least according to the leftist media. We are all just anti-Muslim bigots.

UPDATE by SH: Screw AP! A 59yr old woman has died.

Thirty-nine people were injured in the attack. Three were injured seriously from the explosion itself, four moderately from shrapnel packed into the explosive device and the remainder in moderate to light condition.

The 31 injured were taken to Hadassah Ein Kerem, Hadassah Mount Scopus, Bikur Holim and Shaare Tzedek hospitals. All hospitals in the area were opened to receive casualties. One woman, 59, died from injuries sustained in the blast.

Police said that this was the first terrorist attack in four years that involved an explosion. At the moment, police were looking for one specific person who left the bag that contained the bomb.

There were reports that witnesses were able to identify the man who left the bag and police were searching for him.

Police suspected that an explosive device inside a bag was left at the bus stop, which then exploded. Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch said that the explosive device was between one and two kilograms and was packed with shrapnel.

Bubbe, your son-in-law to be's brother must be beside himself. Thank God he wasn't on that bus.
"Son-in-law-to-be's brother called in sick to work today, otherwise #74 was his bus"
Those affected by this terror attack are in our thoughts and prayers.

UPDATE II by SH: Unconfirmed report: "woman who died is an American"

UPDATE III by SH: Obama as bad as AP:

I condemn in the strongest possible terms the bombing in Jerusalem today, as well as the rockets and mortars fired from Gaza in recent days. Together with the American people, I offer my deepest condolences for those injured or killed. There is never any possible justification for terrorism. The United States calls on the groups responsible to end these attacks at once and we underscore that Israel, like all nations, has a right to self-defense. We also express our deepest condolences for the deaths of Palestinian civilians in Gaza yesterday. We stress the importance of calm and urge all parties to do everything in their power to prevent further violence and civilian casualties.[Emphasis mine]
Yet another update by SH: Elder of Ziyon shows Reuters bias against Israel in reporting this attack.

By DMartyr at 09:35 AM | Comments |

Elizabeth Taylor Dies

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CNN:

Elizabeth Taylor, the legendary actress famed for her beauty, her jet-set lifestyle, her charitable endeavors and her many marriages, has died, her publicist told CNN Wednesday. She was 79.

Taylor died "peacefully today in Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles," said a statement from her publicist. She was hospitalized six weeks ago with congestive heart failure, "a condition with which she had struggled for many years. Though she had recently suffered a number of complications, her condition had stabilized and it was hoped that she would be able to return home. Sadly, this was not to be."

By Howie at 08:44 AM | Comments |

Explosion at Bus Station in Jerusalem

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CNN is running a banner. Developing...

USA Today:

Update at 9:40 a.m. ET: Ha'aretz reports that four people have been critically injured in the blast, but no fatalities. The Israeli newspaper puts the number of injured at 15.

Update at 9:32 a.m. ET: Bloomberg News, quoting Israel's Channel 2, reports about 20 people injured in the blast. The Jerusalem Post says as many as 30 were injured in the blast.

Update at 9: 29 a.m. ET: A bus has exploded in Jerusalem, and people are being taken away on stretchers, the AP reports. The explosion occurred near the main entrance to Jerusalem, shattering windows. People are lying on the ground and taken away on stretchers, the AP reports.

Update at 9:25 a.m. ET: The BBC reports "many casualties feared."

Earlier posting: A loud explosion has rocked Jerusalem, the Associated Press reports. It says witnesses report that a bus has exploded, but that has not been confirmed yet by authorities.

Image credit Channel 10 via Haaretz.

More here from the Telegraph.

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Witnesses said people could be seen lying on the floor covered in blood, and many cars and buses had shattered windows.

It comes after Israeli warplanes launched fresh air strikes in Gaza city in response to a rocket attack from Palestinian militants.

Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, vowed decisive action against militants and suggested that future operations would not be surgical.

"No state would tolerate ongoing rocket fire on its cities and its citizens, and the state of Israel obviously will not tolerate it," Mr Netanyahu said in parliament following the latest escalation.

More here including another image if the scene at Syracuse.com

I really don't see how JPost came up with this url but......

http://www.jpost.com/ArtsAndCulture/Entertainment/Article.aspx?id=213442

By Howie at 08:39 AM | Comments |

Japan Disaster Update: Tokyo Water Still Above Normal Radioactivity, More Power Mostly Restored to Plants, Workers Evacuated

570 News:

OKYO - A spike in radiation levels in Tokyo tap water spurred new fears about food safety Wednesday as rising black smoke forced another evacuation of workers trying to stabilize Japan's radiation-leaking nuclear plant.

Radiation has seeped into vegetables, raw milk, the water supply and seawater since a magnitude-9 quake and killer tsunami crippled the Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant nearly two weeks ago. Broccoli was added to a list of tainted vegetables Wednesday, and U.S. officials announced a block on Japanese dairy and other produce from the region.

The crisis is emerging as the world's most expensive natural disaster on record, likely to cost up to $309 billion, according to a government estimate Wednesday. The death toll continued to creep up, with more than 9,400 bodies counted and more than 14,700 people listed as missing.

Concerns about food safety spread Wednesday to Tokyo after officials said tap water showed elevated levels: 210 becquerels per litre of iodine-131 — more than twice the recommended limit of 100 becquerels per litre for infants.

...The plant operator had restored circuitry to bring power to all six units and turned on lights at Unit 3 late Tuesday for the first time since the disaster — a significant step toward restarting the cooling system.

It had hoped to restore power to cooling pumps at the unit within days, but experts warned the work included the risk of sparking fires as electricity is restored through equipment potentially damaged in the tsunami.

In a new setback, black smoke billowed from Unit 3, prompting another evacuation of workers from the plant Wednesday afternoon...

..."We don't know the reason" for the smoke, Hidehiko Nishiyama of the Nuclear Safety Agency said.

By Howie at 06:06 AM | Comments |

Cutting Stimulus Spending Impossible

I'm frustrated this morning. I mean it was clear that after the economic downturn in 2008 that the government increased spending to help the economy.

The thinking was that would help soften the recession. Everyone said that once the economy recovered that we would go back to our regular rate of running ourself broke rather than the accelerated rate of running ourself broke needed during the recession.

The economy is by all accounts recovering.

But try to cut back Federal spending even to the run yourself broke 2008 levels and they scream, You're poisoning the children! Or even you will starve the poor! You will wreck the economy!

As if 2008 were some long ago dark age in which we had no poison control, no roads, no safety net for poor folks and the economy was always in a deep recession.

Its just so frustrating.

More here at Director Blue.

By Howie at 05:13 AM | Comments |

13 Illegal Immigrants Arrested in California Wearing U.S. Marine Uniforms

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"Our borders are safer than they have ever been before"~Janet Napolitano

All occupants of the vehicle, including 2 US citizens attempting to smuggle them into US, had the name "Perez" on their uniforms.

Border Patrol agents recently arrested 13 illegal immigrants disguised as U.S. Marines and riding in a fake military van, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Tuesday.

The illegal immigrants were clad in Marine uniforms when they were apprehended at the Campo Border Patrol Westbound I-8 checkpoint at 11 p.m. on March 14 near Pine Valley, Calif., border officials said. Two U.S. citizens in the van also were arrested[...]

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The van used in the smuggling attempt, according to California's El Centro Border Intelligence Center, was a privately owned vehicle registered out of Yucca Valley, Calif., and was bearing stolen government plates that had been defaced. The center digit -- 0 -- was altered to read as an 8. Further research through multiple government agencies determined that the plate belonged to a one-ton cargo van registered to the U.S. Marine Corps.
Well this certainly is unsettling to say the least.

I wonder where their final destination was to be.

By Stable Hand at 01:53 AM | Comments |

March 22, 2011

Senate Dems Counter to Rep Kings Hearings on Radicalization of U.S. Muslims: Hearings on Muslims Rights

Due to the increase of Muslim hate crimes Sen Durbin feels the need to hold hearings on their rights.

Just weeks after House Republicans held a hearing looking at the dangers of radical Muslims in the U.S., Senate Democrats are countering with a hearing of their own, scheduled for after Congress returns from a 10-day vacation, to examine Muslims' civil rights.

Senate Majority Whip Richard J. Durbin, Illinois Democrat, announced the subcommittee hearing Tuesday, saying there has been a spike in anti-Muslim bigotry in the last year that demands closer attention.

“Our Constitution protects the free exercise of religion for all Americans,” Mr. Durbin said. “During the course of our history, many religions have faced intolerance. It is important for our generation to renew our founding charter’s commitment to religious diversity and to protect the liberties guaranteed by our Bill of Rights.”

Funny, Sen Durbin didn't see the need to hold a hearing on anti-Jewish hate crimes even though they account for the highest percentage of all hate crimes.

File this under domestic dhimmis/CAIR/Islams useful idiots

By Stable Hand at 11:23 PM | Comments |

There Goes Pallywood

Hamas attacks Reuters offices in Gaza

The Reuters office in Gaza was attacked by several armed men, who entered the office and made threats toward employees, the news agency said Saturday. CNN and Japanese media NHK were also attacked.

The approximately 10 men took away a video camera after they said they saw a reporter filming a demonstration. One Reuters journalist was hit in the arm with a metal bar and another was told he would be thrown out of a top floor in the building.

According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, the attackers were associated with Hamas and “stormed” regional offices of Reuters, CNN, and NHK. Regarding CNN, the men searched for footage of the demonstration and took a tape from NHK.

The Reuters staff were Palestinians..

h/t uptight

File this under the Ministry of Irony

By Stable Hand at 09:39 PM | Comments |

Armed Beauty Queen Fatally Shoots Intruder in Florida Home Invasion

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FNC

When a burly ex-convict forced his way into a posh Florida home last week, he had no idea what awaited him -- a 25-year-old beauty queen with a pink .38-caliber handgun.

Meghan Brown, a former Florida pageant queen, shot and killed 42-year-old Albert Franklin Hill during a home invasion March 12 at the 2,732-square-foot house she shares with her fiance in Tierra Verde, Fla.

Hill barged into the home at around 3 a.m. after Brown responded to a knock at the front door, according to a police report. He allegedly grabbed the 110-pound Brown around her nose and mouth and dragged her to an upstairs bedroom.

The woman’s fiance, Robert Planthaber, said in an interview that he was quickly awakened by the altercation and ran to Brown’s side.

"I attacked him and took a severe beating to the head," Planthaber told FoxNews.com. "But I got him off of her long enough for her to scramble to the room where she keeps her pink .38 special.”

She proceeded to shoot him chest, groin, thigh and back.

Wonder if she shot him in the groin first?

Keep that thought...meh

By Stable Hand at 08:42 PM | Comments |

UK: Funeral of LCpl Liam Tasker

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A dog handler killed in action just hours before his spaniel died 'from a broken heart'

Lance Corporal Liam Tasker, 26, of the Royal Army Veterinary Corps, was shot dead while on patrol with his dog, Theo, on March 1.

The sniffer dog, described as a "true friend" to the solder, died hours later and his ashes were flown back in the same aircraft as his master.

Official reports said that Theo died of a seizure but his family believed that he died of a broken heart.

Several hundred people packed into Tayport Parish Church in Fife today and lined the streets to pay their respects to the arms explosive search handler from Kirkaldy[...]

Lt Col Thorpe also spoke of the soldier's time in Afghanistan and the special bond he formed with Theo.

He said: 'LCpl Tasker was in control of an asset that, when trained and honed and used properly, could quite literally save lives.

For every enemy bomb and bullet and rifle that is found and then made safe, there is one less bomb, bullet and rifle in enemy hands which can be used to harm not only our own soldiers, but also the ordinary and innocent Afghan people as well[...]

Weeks before their deaths, Theo was praised by the Ministry of Defence for making 14 finds of hidden bombs and weapons caches in just five months - a record for a dog and handler.

The 22-month-old spaniel, on his first tour of duty in Afghanistan, had uncovered so many roadside bombs that his time in the country was extended by a month

RIP heroes.

By Stable Hand at 05:27 PM | Comments |

Libya: When a Downed F-15 Pilot Met the Rebels (Updated)

Rebel officials brought him a bouquet of flowers

According to an NPR report, American Marines, using an Osprey aircraft, recovered one of the airmen. The other crewmember was recovered by rebel forces and is now in U.S. hands, according to the Associated Press.

One of the pilots was picked up by rebel forces near the site of the crash and brought by car to the Fadeel Hotel in Benghazi around 2 a.m., according to a handful of people who said they met with the pilot. It’s unclear why the opposition forces brought the pilot to that particular hotel. Dina Omar, 30, an Egyptian cardiologist who has been volunteering at the rebel frontlines was in the Internet café at the hotel at the time. She heard from the hotel staff that a pilot had been brought in and went to see him in a large suite in the hotel. She saw a man wearing a light brown pilot suit in his early 30s lying down on a couch. “He was feeling insecure and unsafe,” she said. “He did not talk much.”

Omar and two fellow Egyptian medical volunteers offered him coffee, which he refused, they said. He did allow the doctors to check out his right leg, which had a slight contusion. Omar, who speaks fluent English, also offered him some Panadol, which he initially refused, until he saw her take a couple of pills from the same pack. He was concerned that the medical staff were Gaddafi sympathizers and Omar tried to convince him of their real work by showing a phone video she had taken of civilian victims from Saturday’s military assault on Benghazi. The doctors stayed with him until he relaxed and opened up a bit, they said. “After two hours, he started to speak and started to smile,” said Omar. The pilot reportedly confirmed he was American and said he thought the plane had gone down for technical reasons. But he refused to give much personal information or confirm whether there was another pilot with him, the sources said.

Not long after the pilot’s arrival, rebel officials brought him a bouquet of flowers, they said. “He was a very nice guy,” said Ibrahim Ismail, 42, a Libyan businessman who said he met the pilot at the hotel. “He came to free the Libyan people.” As Ismail spoke, a fellow businessman said, “I thought we agreed not talk about this,” indicating that rebel officials were trying to keep the pilot’s stay in Benghazi under wraps. Even though the pilot had a radio with a large aerial, he wanted help communicating with his family. Omar, the doctor, took him up to the hotel’s Internet café and tried to help him arrange a Skype chat which didn’t go through. Someone eventually brought the pilot a Thuraya satellite phone which he used to call his family. The witnesses at the hotel say the pilot left in a civilian car in the early morning hours.

UPDATE: As what I suspected and Fehk Mohammed noticed also: "Someone eventually brought the pilot a Thuraya satellite phone which he used to call his family".

According to press release by U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet Public Affairs: The identities will be released after the next of kin have been notified.

By Stable Hand at 03:26 PM | Comments |

Down With Capitalism, Free Mars!!11Eleventy11!

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Chavez says capitalism may have ended life on Mars

Wait, what?

CARACAS (Reuters) - Capitalism may be to blame for the lack of life on the planet Mars, Venezuela's socialist President Hugo Chavez said on Tuesday.

"I have always said, heard, that it would not be strange that there had been civilization on Mars, but maybe capitalism arrived there, imperialism arrived and finished off the planet," Chavez said in speech to mark World Water Day.

Just when you think Hugo can't get any crazier he does..

By Stable Hand at 02:37 PM | Comments |

NASA Goes Retro

NASA has released artist's renderings of its newest spacecraft:

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Strange, it's being reported as a futuristic, "out of this world," ambitious predecessor to the Space Shuttle. To me, it looks remarkably similar to the original Apollo space capsule from the late 60's & early 70's:

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Is America's media memory really that short?

By DMartyr at 01:15 PM | Comments |

Another Lara Logan: NY Times photographer sexually harassed in Libya

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Six days ago NY Times journalists, Stephen Farrell, Tyler Hicks, Lynsey Addario and Anthony Shadid were captured in Libya by pro-Qaddafi thugs. Finally, they were released Monday.

What happened to the photojournalist, Lynsey Addario, while in captivity pretty sums up the groping boobs, etc. of these Arab Muslim's mindset in regards to Westerner's.

It's also in the Quran under captured booty...

One man grabbed her breasts – the start of a pattern of sexual harassment she endured over the ensuing 48 hours.

‘There was a lot of groping,’ she said. ‘Every man who came in contact with us basically felt every inch of my body short of what was under my clothes.’

Carl in Jerusalem has the rest

By Stable Hand at 12:51 PM | Comments |

Zoo Report


Knut

Word is that Knut, the cute polar bear of international fame, has died at the Berlin Zoo.

Preliminary determination is that the animal suffered a heart attack. A medical examination is planned since Knut was only four years old and polar bears in captivity typically live to be 25.

Meanwhile, something strange happened at the San Francisco Zoo. Really strange.

Heh.

By at 12:17 PM | Comments |

The Real Reason for Attacking Libya

(poke … poke … poke)

"Wake up! You need to do something."

"Huh? Michelle, it's 2 AM. What do you want?"

"I want an invitation to the royal wedding, dammit! You need to do something."

"What do you want me to do? The Brits are mad at us. The Queen thinks we dissed her."

"Do something that will make them like us. Think of something."

[zzz … zzz … zzz]

[poke, poke, poke] "Wake up, Barack, and think of something. Time is running out."

"Okay, okay. OKAY!"

So, the theory is that President Obama only became allied with France and, more importantly, Britain to grease the skids for a reversal of negative British feelings about the U.S. and, thereby, encourage an invitation to the royal wedding and stop pokes in the ribs from his wife.

Heh. Never underestimate the influence of a spouse. That's my theory and I'm sticking to it.

By at 12:09 PM | Comments |

Media Double Standard & Islamic Hypocrisy

The world is bracing itself for another wave of Muslim riots after pictures were released showing American soldiers posing with Afghan corpses.

Frankly, I'm getting sick and tired of the double standard.

Sure, posing with bodies is not the most sensitive or decent thing to do, but these soldiers are in a war zone. If taking a few pictures of dead bodies relieves a little stress, so what?

Granted, some are claiming the bodies are of civilians the soldiers allegedly killed. Unlike the mainstream media and the liberal left, however, I am willing to give them the benefit of doubt. These soldiers are currently on trial for any abuses they may have committed. Until then, they are innocent until proven guilty.

Still, assuming the worse, do a few civilian casualties in a war zone compare with the thousands of innocent victims of Islamic terrorism being committed around the world? Does the killings of civilians, in a war in which enemy combatants refuse to identify themselves with uniforms and instead blend in with civilians, really compare to Islamic terrorists who deliberately target non-combatants?

Why is it the collective Muslim world never gets outraged by honor killings, massacres, burning schools with children inside, stonings, the execution of Apostates, suicide bombings, and other atrocities committed in the name of Allah, yet a few pictures of dead Afghans (or even cartoons of Muhammad!) seem to incite them into a murderous rage?

And the press is just as bad. Controversial, anti-American content is gleefully published with no regard for the lives of those involved. The media even goes as far as publishing unsubstantiated rumors to get a story. Yet, when Muslims commit acts of Islamic terrorism, not only does the media avoid linking the acts to Islam, they attempt to downplay and excuse the behavior as a common criminal act or the result of mental illness. They even go as far as expressing disappointment when they can't blame an act of terrorism on anyone but a Muslim. It is a double standard that isn't extended to other religions.

The hypocrisy is so astounding, it would be funny if lives were not being ruined by it.

Below the fold are a couple of example of the hypocrisy. Be warned - some images are NOT safe for work, though I tried to find examples that were not too graphic.

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Honestly, is THIS:

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really that much worse than THIS?:

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Is THIS:

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more offensive than THIS:

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Or THIS:

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any worse than THIS:

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(Okay, I threw the last ones in to see if you were paying attention.)

I think you get the point.

By DMartyr at 11:59 AM | Comments |

The Neo-Commie Plan to Wreck the Train

Did I mention there is a Neo-Commie in the White House?

Protein Wisdom:

What we’re witnessing is an organized attempt at initiating a soft coup in the United States by way of a socialist cabal. Michael Medved might not like to hear this; Bill O’Reilly and Bernie Goldberg likely won’t, either — concerned, as they both are, about the “rightwing” “bash Obama” industry (which isn’t helping “the folks”); Jeb Bush surely doesn’t, if such a revelation means that his standing on stage with Obama in the swing state of FL to burnish his “pragmatic centrist” bona fides then looks like either betrayal of conservative principles, or a real lack of discernment and judgment; and of course, the establishment GOP, who has built its entire political strategy on the idea that Washington is and always will be business as usual (and it is — for them) probably want to skip this as well.

But those of us who met the election of Barack Obama with cries of opposition knew what was coming — all one had to do was bother to look — and we reluctantly pushed the GOP back to power in November to fight the attempt by the left to finish its takeover of our country.

Read the rest..

By Howie at 10:45 AM | Comments |

Sandcrawler PSA: Howie's Intifada!

I'm not sure what the Elders of Zion have done with my cane.... But I want it back and there shall be no peace between me and da Joos until it is returned.

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Down with the cane hiders!

Free Free Howie's cane!$%##@@!!!

By Howie at 08:04 AM | Comments |

US Pilot Missing in Libya

Help me Obi-One, I'm stuck in Libya.

A U.S. Air Force F-15 Strike Eagle jet has crashed in Libya, the U.S. military said Tuesday. Both crew members ejected -- one was safely recovered and the U.S. military was on a mission to recover the other one.

Vince Crawley, a spokesman for the Africa Command, says the crash could have been due to a mechanical failure.

"We do not believe it was shot down," Crawley said Tuesday.

It was not immediately known where or when the plane went down. Crawley said until the second crewman is recovered the U.S.'s Africa Command would not offer further details.

The crew members were separated because they ejected at high altitudes and ended up in different areas, Crawley said, adding that both had minor injuries.

We pray our pilots are recovered safely. Because Lord knows Momar would love to capture them.

Update: Saints be praised, CNN is running a banner that both pilots are now safely recovered.

By Howie at 06:47 AM | Comments |

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That's right these guys will do a 23 point inspection, rotate and balance your tires, change your oil and top off your fluids all for only 29.95!

So come on into Monkey Lube today!

By Howie at 06:36 AM | Comments |

Arab League to West: Ya'll are Suckers

Flopping Aces:

The notion that the Arab League’s endorsement of the “no fly” zone is somehow vindication for a desperately stupid foreign policy gives one pause for cause. Are our current crop of politicos and advisors unaware there is little love lost between Gaddafi and the Arab League? When you see Arab leaders, crying for western military might in Islamic countries, doesn’t anyone become the least bit suspicious?
Not really I like having a naive president who still believes in his ideals... Like Arabs are trustworthy peaceful folk who respect Obi-One because he is their Akhi.

I'll give him that one cause "he's learning".

Now next time.

By Howie at 06:31 AM | Comments |

UN Official Richard A. Falk, Twoofer

Diplomat, Jew Hater and 9/11 Twoofer.

The government of The United States has been fully aware of Mr. Falk’s presence at The UN and if they disagreed with his positions, would have had him removed instead of simply talking.

Mr. Falk’s credentials as a Transnationalist:

Professor Emeritus, Princeton University School Of International Law.

Author of numerous titles pushing a one-world government, including co-author roles.

Well maybe if some Islamic terrorist angry with the UN, say Momar, blows it up. I'm going to form a "The UN Bombing Was an Inside Job: Movement" and recommend they move it to France.

By Howie at 06:24 AM | Comments |

Judge's Son is SEIU Lobbyist

But judge Judge Maryann Sumi doesn't see that as any reason to recuse herself.

On Friday, unions scored a temporary victory to maintain their ability to collect union dues from Wisconsin public employees when Judge Maryann Sumi (the same judge who refused to order striking teachers back to work in February) issued a Temporary Restraining Order preventing the implementation of Wisconsin’s new law governing public-sector unions.
Its not like anyone might think a mother would have any bias tward her own child's welfare or anything.

Hat Tip: Rusty.

By Howie at 06:19 AM | Comments |

CBN Report on Muslim Brotherhood

I think he's just racist towards all those white kids in the video, because everyone knows Muslims are little brown people...and are super peaceful like a Budhist monk meditating.

Hat Tip: Fred.

By Howie at 05:49 AM | Comments |

Another Nail In The MSM Coffin

As hammered by the indefatigable Mark Steyn.

By the way, that’s why America’s monodailies are dying. Maybe they’d die anyway, but wouldn’t it be more fun and more dignified to go down in flames like a kamikaze pilot or Charlie Sheen than by self-anesthetizing your prose into utter unreadability? As Capt. Jean-Luc Picard of the starship Enterprise remarked apropos Ms. Borg’s namesakes, resistance is futile. You can try to read on, but the vast J-school-credentialed army of lethal parenthetics will crush you ’neath their feet: December 7, 1941, is the day the Japanese government bombed Pearl Harbor. Pearl Harbor is a U.S. naval base in the Pacific. The Pacific is a large body of water. Water is what your eyes are beginning to do . . .

America's "Undocumented Anchorman" does it again.

By Vinnie at 12:09 AM | Comments |

March 21, 2011

"Jihad Begins Today." University Ignores Muslim Student's Threats

(Hat Tip: Jihad Watch)

McGill University in Canada is ignoring several threats made by a Muslim student. The Student, Haaris Khan, became angry when a University conservative club decided to sponsor a screening of "Indoctrinate U."

The irony is lost on both Khan and the university - the documentary is about Political Correctness on university campuses where some mild political (conservative) speech is stifled and punished, while other more hateful rhetoric is tolerated.

The university downplayed the threats which included (all emphasis is mine):

I should have brought an M16,” [Khan] allegedly wrote. “I’m watching a Zionist/Conservative propaganda film at a secret Zionist convention, in case anyone’s confused.”...

My blood is boiling,” Khan allegedly tweeted. “I want to shoot everyone in this room.

The following day, he allegedly tweeted, “The jihad begins today.

The university concluded that those comments did not constitute a threat .

Let the Jihad begin here at The Jawa Report now:

Parts 2 through 10 below the fold.

By DMartyr at 05:51 PM | Comments |

Timing Is Everything

The Incompetent In Chief, in non-compliance with the War Powers Act, finally officially notifies Congress that we're in another war. Two days after we started lobbing Tomahawks.

Jimmy Carter says... "miss me yet?"

By Vinnie at 05:31 PM | Comments |

Confirmed: Cut Off a Nazis Balls and You Get a Leftist

Finally, SCIENCE! has confirmed what we've all long suspected: that if you cut the balls off a Nazi, he (she?) becomes a Leftist:

Before undergoing a sex change to become a woman, Monika Strub was a member of Germany's neo-Nazi NPD party. But ten years later, she is running for Baden-Württemberg's state parliament for the socialist Left party.
I think this explains a lot about your typical Daily Kos reader.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 05:02 PM | Comments |

Drug Probe

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Keep the change


A doctor performed a search [of woman's vagina] and recovered 54 bags of heroin, 31 empty bags used to package heroin, prescription pills and $51.22.

Gives a new meaning to bag lady.

By Stable Hand at 04:36 PM | Comments |

Meet “the Most Dangerous Islamist on Planet Earth”

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He lives in Pennsylvania

CFP

The latest documents from Wikileaks shows growing concern among U. S. officials over Fethullah Gulen’s attempts to create a New Islamic World and the “braining washing of students” that takes place at his charter schools within the United States and throughout the Muslim world.

The cable that speaks of the “brain-washing” was written in 2009 by James Jeffrey, the U. S. Ambassador to Turkey.

In the cable, Mr. Jeffrey describes Gülen as a “political phenomena” in Turkey even when he resides “in exile” within a mountain fortress in Pennsylvania. He says the Gülen movement has gained control of Turkey’s government and dictates Turkish policy which has become increasing anti-Israeli and anti-American. It points out that the leaders of the Justice and Development Party (Adalet ve Kalkinma or AKP) who now govern Turkey, including Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and President Abdullah Gul, appear to serve as Gulen’s puppets.

Other newly released cables state that Gulen’s disciples now direct the country’s 200,000 strong police force - - a force that remains in conflict with the military, which sees the group as an enemy.

In recent months, Turkish military leaders, and other critics of the AKP, have been arrested in the dead of night and whisked off to detention cells.

According to NurettinVeren, who served as Fethullah Gulen’s right-hand man “There are imam security directors; imams wearing police uniforms. Many police commissioners get their orders from imams.

“It is not possible to confirm the Turkish police are under the control of the Gülen community members, but we have not met anybody who denies it,” one cable said.

The most dangerous Islamist on planet earth

Gulen has been labeled “the most dangerous Islamist on planet earth,” although he has failed to attract the attention of U. S. counter-terrorism experts and the national media.[Read the rest]

Stay tuned...

By Stable Hand at 03:08 PM | Comments |

More Hamas Work Accidents

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Mujihaideen Life Insurance premiums must be sky rocketing

The Israel Air Force bombed a terror tunnel in the northern Gaza Strip on Monday that was being dug under the border so terrorists could infiltrate into Israel.

The IDF said that a number of Hamas operatives were also hit in the strike that was carried out jointly by the IDF and the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency).

By Stable Hand at 02:19 PM | Comments |

'Youse Got A Nice Place Here, I'd Hate For Something to Happen To It.'

Business owner isn't amused by Union Candidate's mafioso impression:

SPRING HILL — A downtown business owner called Spring Hill police Monday after he said he was threatened by a candidate in the upcoming city election.

Eric DeBerry, of DeBerry Insurance Agency, said John Murphy, a candidate for Ward 2 alderman, stopped in his office Monday with Mike Herron, chairman of the UAW Local 1853.

"They just lit into me about my signs and why I was supporting these guys," DeBerry said of campaign signs for Vice Mayor Eliot Mitchell, who is running for re-election in Ward 2, and Alderman Bruce Hull, who is seeking another term in Ward 4, that are displayed on the business property.

A few months ago, DeBerry wrote an insurance policy for the UAW hall — a point he said Murphy brought up.

"He said, 'I'd hate for something to happen to that business.' I stopped them and asked if they were threatening me. They said no, but they kept on that line of conversation. I felt like they were trying to threaten my business for my support."

The left's New Civility™.

By DMartyr at 02:02 PM | Comments |

Bullied Hero Breaks His Silence

The bodyslam heard around the world.

Casey Heynes, the boy who turned the tables on a pint-sized bully, speaks out about the incident and his life being a victim of such cowardly attacks. Maybe the Obamas will invite Casey to the White House as an honored guest for their anti-bullying campaign. Oh wait a second, Casey is a white victim, so he doesn't matter.

What a sweet kid. He didn't deserve the treatment he's received all these years, and it was unfair that he had to be thrust into the spotlight under such circumstances. But I am happy he came out on top.

Stay sweet, Casey. And, as my own parents used to tell me, you should never start a fight, but if a fight comes to you, finish it.

Send Casey a word of support at his FaceBook Page.

Update: Also, don't miss an exclusive interview with Casey's bully.

Hopefully, Ritchard's learned a very valuable lesson. But somehow, seeing him blame Casey, and then seeing his father defend him, I don't think so. He admits he isn't really sorry. Mostly, he's sorry the video meant to embarrass and humiliate Casey, only ended up humiliating himself.

Update 2: Obligatory sappy, motivational speech video below the fold.

By DMartyr at 12:30 PM | Comments |

Libya: Reuters, CNN Do You Know Where Your Journalists Are? (Qaddafi likes Human Shields)

Libyan Government Using Journalists as Human Shields, Fox News Has Learned

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UPDATE: FNC Exclusive

EXCLUSIVE: An attack on the compound of Libya leader Muammar al-Qaddafi on Sunday had to curtailed because of journalists nearby, Fox News has learned.

British sources confirmed that seven Storm Shadow missiles were ready to be fired from a British aircraft, but the strikes had to be curtailed off due to crews from CNN, Reuters and other organizations nearby. Officials from Libya's Ministry of Information brought those journalists to the area to show them damage from the initial attack and to effectively use them as human shields.

The curtailment of this mission led to a great deal of consternation by coalition commanders, sources told Fox News, but they opted to call off the mission to avoid civilian casualties.

This sux..

By Stable Hand at 12:25 PM | Comments |

Terrorism 101: Day 3 Propaganda & Brainwashing at Google/YT Jihad University

Via Andrea

Good morning students of jihad. Let's begin class, shall we?

Despite the negative connotation of the word terrorist in America as elsewhere, those who can make claim to the moniker should stand proud!

The goal of radical Islam is to reestablish the Khilafah. Your jadeed is to erode the confidence in others that they have no chance of counteracting your work.

The internet and this University in particular provide ample tools for accomplishing this goal. Acts of violence are very often used, here in class, you will learn to use videos of propaganda (another word oft misunderstood) in essence to brainwash the masses.

"Brainwashing is a multistage process whose ultimate goal is the destruction of an individual or a society's existing identity and its replacement with a new identity."~ SultanKnish

A dirty kaffir is trying to mess up the above jihad course: Google/YouTube Hall of Shame-Week 14

While committing vast resources to ensure that they don’t get sued for copyright infringement from Big Media and the Porn industry, Google/YouTube appears delighted to allow often horrifically-violent video clips to be able to make their way from some of the world’s most wanted Muslim terrorists (including luminaries from such esteemed organisations as Hamas, al-Qaeda, the Taliban, Lakshar-e-Taiba) – into your childrens’ bedrooms.

Remember the hand-picked sample below represents a merely a tiny sampling of the thousands of hours of hateful (and often stomach-churning) Islamist propaganda, hosted for free and often exploited for commercial gain by Google/YouTube.[Click for sample dirty kaffir gives]

Please show some lovin to Sniper of Baghdad, my personal favorite. Oops, gone! Dirty kaffirs!! Feel free to comment on his/her/its channel, a follower of Ansar al Sunnah. Lots more training videos to view...Allahu Snackbar!!

Previous:
Terrorism 101: Day 2 - Study Materials At Google/YouTube's Jihad University
Terrorism 101: Day 1-Meet Your Classmates @Google/YT Jihad University

By Stable Hand at 11:13 AM | Comments |

Juan Williams' Hill Editorial on NPR

The Hill:

Even after they fired me, called me a bigot and publicly advised me to only share my thoughts with a psychiatrist, I did not call for defunding NPR. I am a journalist and NPR is an important platform for journalism.

But last week my line of defense for NPR ran into harsh political realities. Rep. Steve Israel (D- N.Y.) chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee sent out a fundraising letter with the following argument for maintaining public funding of NPR:

They [Republicans] know NPR plays a vital role in providing quality news programming – from rural radio stations to in-depth coverage of foreign affairs. If the Republicans had their way, we’d only be left with the likes of Glenn Beck, Limbaugh and Sarah Palin to dominate the airwaves.
With that statement Congressman Israel made the case better than any Republican critic that NPR is radio by and for liberal Democrats. He is openly asking liberal Democrats to give money to liberal Democrats in Congress so they can funnel federal dollars into news radio programs designed to counter and defeat conservative Republican voices.
I disagree with Juan.

They don't need to defund NPR. They need to fire Inskeep, because he cannot objectively report without revealing his liberal bias. Even in the tone of his voice. Shame too, he's good. Maybe he can get a job at NBC?

Then hire Juan Williams to run NPR. Even though he's fairly liberal I at least trust him to mention all sides of the issues.

I don't think the funding model is what is broken, I think its management, thus why Inskeep can offer his opinion daily, but Juan can't.

Being from Rural America where all our communication folks get their training at University NPR stations, and even one University alternative Rock station. I know the importance of these stations. They are the largest local broadcasters in the area. And they are not run by robo DJ's via satellite.

If the government screws this thing up so bad it no longer serves the American people, all of them, then we've really lost a huge asset.

Hat Tip: Hot Air.

By Howie at 08:52 AM | Comments |

The post Saleh era begins in Yemen

Lots of defections today including NW zone commander Ali Mohsen Al Ahmar, eastern zone commander Mohammed Ali Mohsen, and the 301st armored division, Hameed Al-Qushaibi. The Aden governor Ahmed Qaatabi and the Yemeni ambassador in Amman, Jordan Shaia Muhsen defected, as well as the Yemeni ambassador in Damascus , Syria Abdul-Wahab Tawwaf, and deputy parliament speaker, Hemyar al-Ahmar. Tribal leaders joined the protesters as well as opposition party leaders. These defections followed the blood bath in Sanaa on Friday when 53 were killed by sniper fire and another 250 were wounded by gunshots. Half the government had resigned before that and Saleh declared a state of emergency Friday and dissolved the government Sunday.

Lets see if Saleh has the brains to leave quietly without another blood bath. Ali Mohsen al Ahmar is himself a war criminal and smuggler and many of these defectors are presidential relatives and will have to be politically neutralized, but all Saleh has left from the military are (his son's divisions) the Republican Guard and the Special Forces who are guarding the palace in Sanaa. It is the beginning of the post-Saleh era whether he recognizes it or not.

Yes there is a transition plan for a caretaker government etc.

By Jane at 08:45 AM | Comments |

¡Ay, Caramba! Man Goes Loco Over Beefy Crunch Burrito Prices

The price of the Beefy Crunch Burrito had gone up from 99 cents to $1.49 and the man at the Rigsby Road Taco Bell drive-thru had just ordered seven.

The fast food customer was so disgruntled by the price hike he shot an air gun at the manager, displayed a semiautomatic assault rifle and pistol while in the restaurant's parking lot, fled as police were called, exchanged gunfire with three officers who pulled him over, then barricaded himself in his hotel room — all over $3.50 plus additional tax.

The final incident in the burrito-triggered spree happened Sunday afternoon at the Rodeway Inn on North W.W. White Road, engaging SWAT negotiators in a more than three-hour standoff, according to officials and witnesses.

(Source)

I think this is leading somewhere...

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Yep, you think violence is bad over $1.49 Beefy Crunch Burritos, just wait until there are NO burritos!

By DMartyr at 08:35 AM | Comments |

Japan's Nuclear Good Luck Streak Ends

They just can't seem to buy a break lately.

FUKUSHIMA, Japan -- Gray smoke rose from two reactor units Monday, temporarily stalling critical work to reconnect power lines and restore cooling systems to stabilize Japan's radiation-leaking nuclear complex.

Workers are racing to bring the nuclear plant under control, but the process is proceeding in fits and starts, stalled by incidents like the smoke and by the need to work methodically to make sure wiring, pumps and other machinery can be safely switched on.

By Howie at 08:24 AM | Comments |

Disgusting. NPR Mocks Michelle Malkin While Malkin Family Desperately Searches For Missing Family Member

Remember, the NPR is unbiased and non-partisan (and tasteless). To top it off, YOU are helping to fund this drivel...

Huston at Gently Hew Stone writes:

This morning on NPR’s popular comedy show, Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me, a segment aired where a contestant had to choose which of three strange news stories was actually true. One of the (false) options concerned conservative commentator Michelle Malkin. The NPR show joked that, after Malkin had advertised her belief that President Obama is a “secret Muslim” and that she believes other “secret Muslims” are “taking over this country,” she found, to her dismay, that her own grandfather was a Muslim.

First of all, while the humor of this segment was based on the idea that Malkin must be a hypocrite with a Muslim relative (which even the show acknowledged was untrue), the setup was based on the premise as I described it above, which the narrator clearly presented as factual.

I’ve followed Malkin’s blog and columns for years now, and she has never said that President Obama is a Muslim, nor does she believe that Muslims, “secret” or otherwise, are somehow “taking over this country.” While she does report on multiethnic strife in many areas of the world, including ours, as a result of political correctness and lack of assimilation, nothing she has ever written comes close to the bizarre, mean caricature aired this morning on NPR.

But NPR’s mistake goes far beyond mere slander. Their joke targeted the family of a specific conservative at a time when that specific conservative’s family is suffering a tragedy. Quite a coincidence. It’s been two weeks since Malkin’s cousin Marizela Perez went missing, possibly the victim of a kidnapping. Malkin has used her media presence tirelessly since then to help find her young relative. Either NPR and Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me are not nearly as well-informed in their news awareness as they’d like us to believe, or they cruelly decided to go ahead with a particularly tasteless joke.

Ironically, just before this segment aired, they made fun of Gilbert Gottfried getting fired for his tasteless jokes about the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. Pot, meet kettle.

Malkin has repeatedly noted NPR’s recent controversies regarding their bias and the recent vote to end their federal funding. Do political differences justify emotionally torturing someone’s family during their time of heatrache, NPR? Classy.

Will NPR apologize to Malkin for tormenting her about her family’s painful tragedy? Will they then use their own resources to help find her cousin Marizela?

I’m calling on all of us to contact NPR and ask them to do exactly that. Nothing less would be decent.

Malkin’s most recent posting about her missing cousin is here.

Audio archive of the NPR show is here.

Fill out this form to contact NPR and Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me.

Michelle Malkin weighs in HERE.

(Hat Tip: Gateway Pundit)

By DMartyr at 08:01 AM | Comments |

UK Speech Commission Investigating Melanie Phillips' Spectator Blog Post

Apparently calling morally depraved Arab savages morally depraved Arab savages is not politically correct.

Israel Survivor Updates:

Ms. Phillips was talking about the murderers, PLUS people in the streets of Gaza celebrating murder by handing out candy to children (they did it in 2010 too) and singing praises that Jews were ‘dealt with’ according to the laws of Islam.

Ms. Phillips also called out the media in a big way. It’s a sure bet this is where an overwhelming majority of the ‘complaints’ were generated.

Here are the first two paragraphs of Ms. Phillips column:

Today the massacred Fogel family was buried in Jerusalem. And as anticipated, the moral depravity of the Arabs is finding a grotesque echo in the moral bankruptcy and worse of the British and American ‘liberal’ media – a sickening form of armchair barbarism which is also in evidence, it has to be said, on the comment thread beneath my post below.

Overwhelmingly, the media have either ignored or downplayed the atrocity – or worse, effectively blamed the victims for bringing it on themselves, describing them as ‘hard-line settlers’ or extremists. Given that three of the victims were children, one a baby of three months whose throat was cut, such a response is utterly degraded.

Regarding The U.K. Press Complaints Commission, this is a far-left-driven, uber-politically correct official government entity that drops anvils on the heads of anyone crossing their constantly changing line, almost always when it’s involving patriotic U.K. citizens and journalists speaking truth to a power. They don’t want to hear it and have simply enacted mandates to prove their authoritarian position.

But who could want to be more free than a Subject of the Crown? I mean they are one of the most advanced democracies on the globe.

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We'll take you Melanie.

By Howie at 06:51 AM | Comments |

First Darned thing I Look At This Morning

Sniff sniff.


Emerging coverage from Japan offers a moving example of ultimate dog loyalty, and clearly illustrates the challenges faced by animal victims of the earthquake and tsunami.

It has been said that the dogs were picked up after the video was filmed, and are in the care of a local shelter. Updates and pics will be offered at the link above in the coming days, as available. Translation of conversation in video:
We are in Arahama area. Looks like there is a dog. There is a dog. He looks tired and dirty. He must have been caught in the tsunami. He looks very dirty.

He has a collar. He must be someone's pet. He has a silver collar. He is shaking. He seems very afraid.

Oh, there is another dog. I wonder if he is dead.

Where?

Right there. There is another dog right next to the one sitting down. He is not moving. I wonder. I wonder if he is alright.

The dog is protecting him.

Yes. He is protecting the dog. That is why he did not want us to approach them. He was trying to keep us at bay.

I can't watch this. This is a very difficult to watch.

Oh. Look. He is moving. He is alive. I am so happy to see that he is alive.

Yes! Yes! He is alive.

He looks to be weakened. We need to them to be rescued soon. We really want them rescued soon.

Oh good. He's getting up.

It is amazing how they survived the tremendous earthquake and tsunami. It's just amazing that they survived through this all.

By Howie at 06:10 AM | Comments |

Libya: AFRICOM Operation Odyssey Dawn

We can make fun of the name of this operation, but, one very important point that some may have failed to acknowledge...:

AFRICOM Operation Odyssey Dawn
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE A B-2 Stealth bomber returns from a mission March 20, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kenny Holston)(Released)

AFRICOM Operation Odyssey Dawn
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Airmen assigned to the 52nd Maintenance Group perform a foreign objects and debris inspection of a taxi-way in preparation for the take-off of 480th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcons in support of Operation Odyssey Dawn March 19. Joint Task Force Odyssey Dawn is the U.S. Africa Command task force established to provide operational and tactical command and control of U.S. military forces supporting the international response to the unrest in Libya and enforcement of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1973. UNSCR 1973 authorizes all necessary measures to protect civilians in Libya under threat of attack by Qadhafi regime forces. JTF Odyssey Dawn is commanded by U.S. Navy Admiral Samuel J. Locklear, III. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nathanael Callon)

AFRICOM Operation Odyssey Dawn
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – A crew chief from the 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron marshals an F-16 Fighting Falcon out of a hardened aircraft shelter here in support of Operation Odyssey Dawn March 20. Joint Task Force Odyssey Dawn is the U.S. Africa Command task force established to provide operational and tactical command and control of U.S. military forces supporting the international response to the unrest in Libya and enforcement of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1973. UNSCR 1973 authorizes all necessary measures to protect civilians in Libya under threat of attack by Qadhafi regime forces. JTF Odyssey Dawn is commanded by U.S. Navy Admiral Samuel J. Locklear, III. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Benjamin Wilson)

AFRICOM Operation Odyssey Dawn
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Lt. Col. Paul Murray, 480th Fighter Squadron commander, takes an American flag from Airman 1st Class Jordon Schultz, 52nd Operation Support Squadron, here to be flown while supporting Operation Odyssey Dawn March 19. Joint Task Force Odyssey Dawn is the U.S. Africa Command task force established to provide operational and tactical command and control of U.S. military forces supporting the international response to the unrest in Libya and enforcement of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1973. UNSCR 1973 authorizes all necessary measures to protect civilians in Libya under threat of attack by Qadhafi regime forces. JTF Odyssey Dawn is commanded by U.S. Navy Admiral Samuel J. Locklear, III. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Benjamin Wilson)

God Bless our finest and bravest!

More photos here

By Stable Hand at 02:03 AM | Comments |

March 20, 2011

North Waziristan Tribes Declare War on the U.S.

Because our drone strikes have killed innocents including women and children.

Ummm, sure:

“There is no al Qaeda and Taliban presence in North Waziristan, while the Americans themselves have acknowledged that around 70 per cent of Afghanistan is under the control of militants,” Qatkhel said.

“Unlike [those] who pardoned the killer of two Pakistanis for dollars, we will take revenge for our dead and the world will see it.”

He said that they would avenge the killing “even if it takes a hundred years” and so they were announcing jihad against America and its allies in Pakistan.

He said the media had been presenting the wrong information about militants. He said reports of foreign militants dying in Predator strikes were false and mostly innocent tribesmen were being killed in such attacks.

“We have valid evidence and those who claim deaths of foreign militants in these attacks should show us or the media. The latest attack which killed tribal elders shows us this reality of tribesmen being massacred,” he said.

Yawn..since when are they NOT outraged?

By Stable Hand at 11:24 PM | Comments |

Hamas Replaces 'Goat Love' With Long Range Projectiles


Mujahideen short range projectiles into nanny put on hold

Hamas digging 'terror tunnels' along border with Israel

Gaza groups now have more dangerous missiles that can reach Tel Aviv, and are working on improved communications systems modeled on independent Hezbollah network established in Lebanon[...]

Hamas and Islamic Jihad are also believed to have obtained new guided anti-tank missiles like the Kornet, Fagot and Sagger, one of which was fired at an IDF patrol on Friday.

The IDF believes that Hamas is also working to improve its communication capabilities.

It appears. to me at least, that all eyes are on Libya at this point and Hamas is using this to their advantage. There has been a steady increase of rocket attacks by Hamas. 50 mortal shells fired into Israel yesterday alone 1 Grad rocket today.
Civilian areas in southern Israel were heavily shelled by Palestinian terrorists in Gaza on Saturday morning, when more than 50 mortars were fired at the regional councils of Sha'ar Hanegev, Eshkol and Sdot Hanegev.
What am I saying...MSM doesn't report on Hamas vs Israel...only on Israel being mean to so called poor poor Gazans/Palis

Nothing to see here, move along.

UPDATE: Don't like my play on words? Short range projectiles=humping da goats. Long range projectiles=no longer humping the goats

Related:
Terrorism from the Gaza Strip since Operation Cast Lead
Hamas rocket attacks on Israel go practically unnoticed

By Stable Hand at 10:16 PM | Comments |

Arab League "Makes Sex With" President Obama

What? You mean Obi-One thought the Arabs wanted help?

The head of the Arab League has criticized international strikes on Libya, saying they caused civilian deaths.

The Arab League's support for a no-fly zone last week helped overcome reluctance in the West for action in Libya. The U.N. authorized not only a no-fly zone but also "all necessary measures" to protect civilians.

No the Arab League outsmarted Obi-One. They only needed him to do all the dirty work and take all the blame. To do otherwise would have ruined the narrative.

Hope. Change.

UPDATE by SH: Spokesman for Libyan rebel movement none to happy with Arab League "making sex" with Obama

By Howie at 07:16 PM | Comments |

NATO OKs plan to implement the U.N. arms embargo on Libya, but fails to agree on plan to enforce no-fly zone

Turkey vetoes NATO from taking over UN action against Qaddafi

Diplomats said Turkey's opposition to any NATO intervention in Libya stalled the approval of plans to launch aerial patrols over Libya to prevent the government air force from attacking civilian targets, which were drawn up by NATO's military staff.

Both actions will require a separate "execute directive" by the North Atlantic Council, which requires the consensus of all 28 alliance members.Diplomats said this could be issued on Tuesday at the earliest.

Lovely, just lovely...gawd.

Meanwhile on BBC/Libya live feed:

0036: Libyan&Proud tweets: "I've just received a call from a friend confirming the following from Misrata: Two civilian buses loaded with armed personnel dressed as civilians have entered Misrata (ca. 60 people) accompanied by 11 tanks and are positioned at the main hospital in Misrata (close to the Time Square). The hospital has been out of service for 4 years. The tanks are positioned at the front garden of the hospital."
UPDATE: Who dunnit?

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Qaddafi Compound Demolished

Too bad Gaddafi wasn't there...

UPDATE II: Report: Gaddafi's son killed in strikes

Update 20:09: After heavy bombardment of Qaddafi's complex, there are reports that his son Khamis Qaddafi has been killed in strikes. Khamis is a commander of the elite Khamis Brigade
Pity..not.

By Stable Hand at 06:44 PM | Comments |

Binyamine & the "Indian Ocean Jihad"

Internet Haganah has a must read: binyamine: a "bridging weak tie" Think Samir Khan among others

BTW binyamine, do you realize you're the bitch I pwnd, beotch!

By Stable Hand at 04:42 PM | Comments |

Leave NPR alone!!11eleventy11!! (Update: Mike Clark 2 responds)

Leftist can't handle the proof of the pudding:

h/t FreeThinkerNY

UPDATE: Legionnaire of the Banned: @mikeclark2 responded yesterday[Weasel Zippers]

Related videos below fold:

By Stable Hand at 10:43 AM | Comments |

A Tale Of Two Pakistanis

From TROP's Picture of the Week:

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A tale of two Pakistanis: The Muslim woman on the left was welcomed as an immigrant to America 10 years ago, but is complaining of emotional trauma from having been bumped from an airline flight. The Christian on the right still lives as a minority in Pakistan and is just happy to be home after having been chained to a tree, gang-raped, and ordered to embrace Islam by her kidnappers.

By DMartyr at 10:42 AM | Comments |

Japan Reactor Good Luck Streak Day Two

More good news. They have working switchboards and stuff. Some cooling is back online... They may have to let off some steam in the most damaged reactor.

Not out of the woods yet

CNN: Workers began to see some success in their battle to cool down reactors at the quake-damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant Sunday, but Japanese officials said they may need to release additional radioactive gas into the air.

The plant's owner, Tokyo Electric Power Co., said electricity was being supplied to a switchboard in reactor No. 2.

But officials said they were monitoring reactor No. 3 to determine whether to release gas to reduce mounting pressure in the containment vessel -- the steel and concrete shell that insulates radioactive material inside.

Recovery from the earthquake continues with some straggling survivors being found over the weekend.

By Howie at 10:31 AM | Comments |

If Looks Could Kill, The Media Would Be Short One Journalist

Jim Gardner should know better than to ask tough questions.

More about President Unambiguously Ambiguous, from Big Peace:

As my friend Marc Thiessen points out in the Washington Post, Gaddafi actually won a big victory in recent days. Two weeks ago Obama announced that Gaddafi had to go. But in his speech on Friday authorizing military action, Obama gave Gaddafi “a choice.” If he stopped military aggression against the Libyan people, the allies would not enforce the no fly zone. So is the objective to remove Gaddafi from power or not?
By DMartyr at 09:28 AM | Comments |

Tripoli Under Fire Early Sunday Morning (bumped)

Previous:
It's On: French fighter jets deployed over Libya (bumped)(Updated: US Tomahawk Cruise Missiles Launched into Libya)

Update: AFP Reports Kadhafi's (yet another spelling) bunker was bombed.

Update II: 'Human shield" erected around Gaddafi compound[Mostly women and children]

UPDATE by SH: A bit of ME history-on this date in 2003, Pres Bush launched attack on the Saddam Hussein regime in Iraq.[Operation Iraqi Freedom].

Names chosen by coalition and US for the Libya operation: Operation MOBILE (Canada), Operation Harmattan (France), Operation Ellamy (UK), and Operation Odyssey Dawn (US)

UPDATE II by SH: "Hundreds of UK's 'crack' SAS troops have been operating with Libyan rebels for last 3 weeks and hunting Colonel Gaddafi’s long-range surface-to-air missile ­systems which could launch attacks on jets or commercial airliners"[Think Lockerbie bombing..ed]

Hmmm, who else is there?

UPDATE III by SH: Most of Gaddafi's human shields dispersed after cellphones rang:

Cellphones began to ring. A hush fell over the crowd. People began to whisper to one another: Cruise missiles were being fired at Tripoli. Those sitting in a grassy area quickly got up and began heading for the exit.

More followed, until the human chain thinned to a few dozen people standing in the chill before the balcony where Kadafi was supposed to address them.

But the Brother Leader was nowhere to be seen. He would address Libyans later by telephone, from an undisclosed location.

LULZ

Update Sunday morning 03/20. This video is new on youtube and appears to show fighting this morning in Bengazi. Be warned the Camera man Ali is shot in the video, reports by the uploader say he later died.

Updated again. The uploader has replied to me that he believes this footage was from Friday the 18th of March.

Update 03/20/2011 08:26 CST:

Tripoli, Libya (CNN) -- Libyan ruler Moammar Gadhafi promised "a long-drawn war" Sunday after an international coalition hammered the nation's air defense as part of an operation to enforce a no-fly zone.

Gadhafi said the strikes were a confrontation between the Libyan people and "the new Nazis."

"You have proven to the world that you are not civilized, that you are terrorists -- animals attacking a safe nation that did nothing against you," Gadhafi said in a televised speech.

Throughout the address, an image of a golden fist crushing a model plane that said "USA" filled the screen.

At the same time Gadhafi spoke, his regime was shelling the city of Misrata on Sunday morning using tanks, artillery and cannons, a witness said.

Here is a video of Gadhaffi's message.

I've some more random videos below the fold. I'm adding them as they appear on Youtube. If you have more from other platforms please email Howie.

UPDATE by SH: Arab League criticizes allied airstrikes on Libya, saying they caused civilian deaths.

Another update by SH: NC based Marine attack jets involved in Libya airstrikes

The AV-8B Harriers, operating from the amphibious assault ship Kearsarge off the coast of North Africa, are assigned to Camp Lejeune’s 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit.
Yet another update by SH: After a short lull Part II begins: Anti-aircraft fire has erupted in the Libyan capital, with volleys of tracer fire arching into the air, marking the start of a second night of allied strikes on the country.

The cause of 3/4 civilian casualties in Afghanistan complain about civilian casualties in Libya [Voice of Jihad<--Taliban]

Update, again, by SH: Twitter - RT @HMS_Cumberland: Audio of USAF aircraft on HF radio warning a Libyan ship to stay in port or be attacked & destroyed — http://audioboo.fm/boos/307814 /via @FMCNL

Warning this one is graphic. It appears to show large numbers of Libyan rebels who have been executed.

By Howie at 08:25 AM | Comments |

Liberty Dollar Dies

I've several friends who bought these as silver or gold certificates, some just as collectors items. The bottom line, if you want hard currency you had best only use government approved hard currency.

Evansville Courier & Press:

The former head of an Evansville-based company that tried to introduce a currency that competed with the U.S. dollar has been found guilty of federal charges in North Carolina.

Bernard von NotHaus, 67, was convicted Friday by a federal jury of making, possessing and selling his own coins, said Anne M. Tompkins, U.S. attorney for the Western District of North Carolina.

After an eight-day trial and less than two hours of deliberation, von NotHaus, the founder and "monetary architect" of a currency known as the Liberty Dollar, was found guilty of making coins resembling and similar to United States coins; of issuing, passing, selling and possessing Liberty Dollar coins; of issuing and passing Liberty Dollar coins intended for use as current money; and of conspiracy against the United States.

Von NotHaus, who remains free on bond, faces a sentence of up to 15 years' imprisonment and a fine of not more than $250,000 on the count related to distributing the coins for use as money and a sentence of five years and fines of $250,000 on counts related to making the coins and the conspiracy charge.

The guilty verdict concluded an investigation that began in 2005 and involved the minting of Liberty Dollar coins with a current value of about $7 million.

In November 2007 federal investigators raided Liberty Dollar's headquarters at 225 N. Stockwell Road, seizing documents and precious metals.

Von NotHaus developed the liberty dollar in 1998 as an "inflation-proof" alternative currency to the U.S. dollar, which he claimed has devalued since the Federal Reserve was established in 1913.


Its interesting, banks in the US all used to issue their own currency. Anyway he seemed to have a pretty good argument. No one I knew thought it was in any way backed by the Fed.

It was simply a note saying I own a dollars worth of gold. The value of a dollar in gold was set aside on the purchase date depending on market value. Then your Liberty dollar rose and fell against the federal reserve note based on the price of gold. I didn't think it would fly, but it was a neat idea. I mean where can you buy $2 or $10 in gold or silver and not get ripped in the process? Please tell me.

But remember bartering is unlawful. Mainly because its very hard to tax.

More here at the FBI's website.

Attempts to undermine the legitimate currency of this country are simply a unique form of domestic terrorism,” U.S. Attorney Tompkins said in announcing the verdict. “While these forms of anti-government activities do not involve violence, they are every bit as insidious and represent a clear and present danger to the economic stability of this country,
Terrorism? Really? You've got to be kidding me. Unlawful, yeah it appears so. I'd appeal and probably lose. But to call him a terrorist? And by extension all the people who bought them? I mean my friend who bought these is so "goody two shoes" its almost hilarious. Terrorist....

I think this shows a real demand that the Fed is not meeting. People would like a way to buy gold and silver in very small amounts cheaply. If this way is unlawful the Treasury needs to step in and offer an alternative. Or guidelines that private folks could follow and not you know end up in jail. Its not like there isn't demand.

Just glad I didn't buy any because the government want to seize all the hard currency that backs these. Most likely leaving those who bought them with a collectors item.

By Howie at 08:20 AM | Comments |

Bombs dropped near Kadhafi's Tripoli bunker: AFP

I think they found that undisclosed location where Qadaffi's is hiding ...

AFP

TRIPOLI (AFP) – Bombs were dropped near the Tripoli headquarters of strongman Moamer Kadhafi early Sunday, prompting barrages of anti-aircraft fire from Libyan forces, an AFP reporter said.

The bombs exploded as an aircraft overflew the Bab al-Aziziyah headquarters in the south of Tripoli

No word if they got him...

By Matt Damon at 03:38 AM | Comments |

Blog Sabbath Caption Contest Muammar Gaddafi Edition

Choice 1:

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Gaddafi & Sarkozy

Or:

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Gaddafi & Obama

Fatwas will be issued

By Stable Hand at 12:09 AM | Comments |

March 19, 2011

No Joe You Do Deserve it

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I'm one to give credit where credit is due.

Joe Biden does very much deserve to have the Wilmington Delaware Amtrak station named after him, just for riding the dag nabbed thing for 36 years.

In America anyone who has a train available and then chooses to use it to commute 200+ miles a day so he can see his kids. And while doing it supports Amtrak, saves fuel and *time.

Well that seems pretty darn conservative to me.

But as you can see by all the dripping Irony pointed out by Doug Powers who is in for Michelle Malkin,everywhere Joe goes there is humor.

Joe Biden, the man charged with ensuring that every stimulus project comes in on time and on budget. Naturally this particular station came in $5.3 million over budget.

That, however, was a small price to pay to add another piece to the puzzle of cost-effective reliable mass transit, as those in attendance at the ribbon cutting would find out as soon as the Amtrak CEO got there… by car. The train on which he was going to arrive at the ceremony for the Conductor of America’s Train to the Future broke down.

Well I can see why you're a little sheepish Joe. But that just adds to it. You were able to take all that hassle too...for 36 years?

About that is where Joe and I's tracks divide...but that is pretty cool.

If I had a train available, it was affordable and there were no smoke Nazis on there... You know before the hard roads everyone went by train.

Isn't odd how he's almost un-hate-able, you can dislike pretty much all he stands for but it seems kind of hard to dislike Biden himself, I dunno for me, I'm pretty far away from his state.

Looking at the map, I bet its a pretty ride. And also there are toll and private roads so commuting by car is probably pretty difficult.

(photo credit NY Daily News)

*According to it takes about 138 minutes by car, the article states he makes it at an average speed of around 60mph in about 90 minutes.

By Howie at 08:29 PM | Comments |

Ministry of Irony: Che T-Shirt Wearing Commies Protest "Imperialist Obama"

Obama-protests-in-Rio-300x202.jpgForbes:

A molotov cocktail was launched in front of the US consulate in Rio de Janeiro late Friday in protest of the arrival of President Barack Obama, the O Globo newspaper in Rio reported. Military police reacted by firing rubber bullets into the gathering of 200 at around 18:30 local time. A CBN news reporter suffered a minor injury from the shots and traffic was blocked.

“They came after us with clubs and tear gas and attacked,” according to protestor Thiago Hastenheiter. “They chased us through the streets and started firing rounds of rubber bullets.”

Police major Fabio Alessandro of the 13th Batallion of Rio’s military police said that the protestors, all left leaning social movements associated with the Socialist Workers Party, PSTU, did not have a permit to protest near the consulate along Avenida Rio Branco and had refused to disperse from the area. They wore the ubiquitous Che Guevera T shirt and carried American flags that said Go Home Obama. Most of the protests had been peaceful until two home-made molotov cocktails were let loose in the direction of the Consulate. A guard at the Consulate was partially burned and was sent to the emergency room at Souza Aguiar Hospital.

Fourteen protestors have been arrested.

But but but Obama loves Che too. He's a big commie revolutionary just like you. Why do you want to make him shoot at you like other the other commies do?

Now I'm totally confused.

Hat Tip: Sacred Monkeys.

By Howie at 07:19 PM | Comments |

Wisconsin Teacher Commits Suicide At The Prospect Of Paying 12% Of Her Health Insurance Premuim Instead Of 6%

From The Progressive via the Gateway Pundit:

Jeri-Lynn Betts, an early childhood teacher in the Watertown, Wisconsin, school district, died on March 8 of an apparent suicide.

A colleague says she was “very distraught” over Gov. Scott Walker’s attacks on public sector workers and public education.

It may not have been an accidental death, but still, I think we ought to nominate her for a Darwin Award.

By DMartyr at 07:17 PM | Comments |

The Most Horrific Phrase Of The Year, No, In All Eternity

It's so horrific, I had to put it under the fold

Helen Thomas appears in Playboy.

By Vinnie at 05:15 PM | Comments |

Crickets

So I decided to head to the fever swamp of Daily Kos to see what they were saying about OBAMA'S ILLEGAL WAR FOR OIL!!!! Just as I suspected, this is a good war.

Comment of the day on that post is this:

The negative comments about this operation are shocking really. My friend is a Red Cross doctor in Algeria and she told me Gaddafi's forces wiped out a hospital treating rebels. The hospital had more than 29 sick children.

Why should the world stand back and allow a mad man murder his own people?

Funny, the Kos Kidz were quite content to let Saddam Hussein murder his own people.

By Vinnie at 05:12 PM | Comments |

French fighter jets deployed over Libya (bumped)(Updated: US Tomahawk Cruise Missiles Launched into Libya)

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March 19: Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) launches a Tomahawk missile in support of Operation Odyssey Dawn

It's on...

Tripoli, Libya (CNN) -- French fighters jets soared over Libya on Saturday to counter Moammar Gadhafi's military forces who were intent on destroying the opposition as they pushed into the rebel stronghold of Benghazi.

"Our air force will oppose any aggression by Colonel Gadhafi against the population of Benghazi," said French President Nicolas Sarkozy, speaking after an international, top-level meeting in Paris over the Libyan crisis.

"As of now, our aircraft are preventing planes from attacking the town," he said. "As of now, our aircraft are prepared to intervene against tanks."

I can't believe they haven't taken out Colonel Crazy's air defenses first..

UPDATE by SH: Reuters news flash (via twitter) "French aircraft have destroyed their first target in Libya - military spokesman[said..lol]"

UPDATE II by SH: Gadhafi's forces attack Benghazi, "French warplanes , the vanguard of an allied effort to stop Gadhafi, flew into Libyan airspace to stop the attacks"

"It's a grave decision we've had to take," French President Nicolas Sarkozy said in Paris after a closed door meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and British Prime Minister David Cameron.

"Along with our Arab, European and North American partners, France has decided to play its part before history."

President Barack Obama traveling in Brazil on the first leg of a three country trip to Latin America, didn't immediately comment on the assault on Benghazi, or the United Nations-backed military effort to stop it...

UPDATE III by SH: U.S. poised to launch cruise missiles

[2:32 p.m. ET, 9:32 p.m. in Libya] A U.S. defense official said the United States is poised to launch cruise missiles from warships in the Mediterranean Sea, and that these strikes would target Moammar Gadhafi's air defenses. The United States is prepared to "defend its allies flying over Libyan airspace and enforce the no-fly zone," the official said.
UPDATE IV: US Tomahawk cruise missiles have been launched into Libya".
The U.S. Navy fires the first U.S. Tomahawk cruise missiles against Libyan leader's Muammar al-Qaddafi's air defenses Saturday, a military source tells Fox News.

The U.S. military strikes clear the way for European and other planes to enforce a no-fly zone designed to ground Qaddafi's air force and cripple his ability to inflict further violence on rebels, U.S. officials said.

CNN:
U.S. Tomahawk missiles landed in the area around Tripoli and Misrata, the official said, adding that the action was taken after Gadhafi failed to comply with a cease-fire.

The first part of the multi-phase approach, which is underway, will be to degrade air defenses, CNN's Chris Lawrence reports, citing the Defense Department official. Most of the first strikes will be concentrated around Tripoli and Misrata, specifically to take out his air defenses. Ground forces will be targeted as well because they carry capability to shoot down planes, the official said.

UPDATE V: Getting closer
TRIPOLI (AFP) – Bombs were dropped near the Tripoli headquarters of strongman Moamer Kadhafi early Sunday, prompting barrages of anti-aircraft fire from Libyan forces, an AFP reporter said.
UPDATE VI: 'Human shield" erected around Gaddafi compound[Mostly women and children]

UPDATE VII: Further updates will be on Howie's post: Tripoli Under Fire Early Sunday Morning

By Matt Damon at 01:25 PM | Comments |

Florida Judge Orders Mosque Leaders to Follow Sharia Law

You read that right

In Tampa, Florida, a dispute arose over who controls the funds a mosque received in 2008 from an eminent domain proceeding.

Former trustees of the mosque are claiming in court they have the right to the funds. Current mosque leaders are disputing that claim.

The current mosque leaders want the case decided according to secular, Florida civil law, and their attorney has been vigorously arguing the case accordingly.

The former trustees of the mosque want the case decided according to sharia law.

Here’s the kicker.

The judge recently ruled “This case will proceed under Ecclesiastical Islamic law,” (sharia law), “pursuant to the Qur’an.

Welcome to Floriabia, where we turn oranges into rotten apples. Judge approved!!

By Stable Hand at 11:08 AM | Comments |

The Invisibility Cloak

Washington Times:

The viral video sensation showing a bullying incident at an Australian school has brought the issue of bullying back into the spotlight. Here in the United States, the Obama administration has made school bullying a federal issue. Last week, President Barack Obama addressed an anti-bullying conference with First Lady Michelle Obama at his side. The administration's anti-bullying campaign has been ongoing since the beginning of Mr. Obama's term. The Department of Justice announced in December 2010 its intention to hold liable school districts that fail to protect students that are bullied.

..Here is the catch. DOJ will only investigate bullying cases if the victim is considered protected under the 1964 Civil Rights legislation. In essence, only discrimination against a victim’s race, sex, national origin, disability, or religion will be considered by DOJ.

The premise of the article that caught my eye was that, "White folks are oppressed or something." Its been a topic of discussion I've run across several times lately. After all Honkeys *Crackers like me will be a minority by 2050.

But really seriously, several states have specific laws, I know mine does, that attempt to deal with the bullying issue. These are as available to white kids as anyone else. And also lets not forget juvenile law. Battery is battery and the "plump kid" has videotape of himself being assaulted. Last time I checked battery is a crime pretty much everywhere and there are no racial, sexual or ethnic requirements. I reckon your local sheriff has some idea how that works.

Do we really need or even want federal help in this area? I mean beyond the usual lip service and grants and stuff. Do we really need our Federal prosecutors bogged down with schoolyard disputes between nine to twelve year olds?

Anyway discuss that you oppressed red neck homos. I for one can't wait to be a minority, so I can reclaim my homeland farm that was stolen by the oppressors,sit on the porch with my dawg and learn to play the Banjo.

*Someone took offence at me calling myself a Honkey, very well, changed to Cracker.

By Howie at 10:11 AM | Comments |

Hamas Fires Mortars Into Israel

Jpost:

50 mortars fired into Israel, 2 injured...

Hamas' armed wing, the Izzadin Kassam Brigades, claimed responsibility for a dozen of the mortars fired.

One building sustained extensive damage in the Eshkol Regional Council although a majority of the projectiles landed in open areas, local officials reported.

The regional council is inhabited predominantly by farmers, and has been the target of Palestinian shelling for several years.

Eyal Brandeis, a kibbutz secretary in the Eshkol Regional Council, and the head of a local emergency response team, told The Jerusalem Post that the injured were a married couple who had been attempting to seek cover in a safe zone - a room reinforced with concrete to protect from projectiles.

"It happened just as they entered the room. The couple were responding to instructions we sent out on cell phone text messages calling on all residents to seek shelter. They ran to the room, and shrapnel went through the window just before they could close it," Brandeis said.

By Howie at 08:32 AM | Comments |

At Last! Some Good News From Japan Power Restored to Power Plant

I'm sure there is a lot of damage and it will take time to make use of the power but the switch is on.

MSN:

Engineers at a stricken nuclear plant in Japan managed to connect an electricity cable to one of the reactors Saturday and battled to restore power to the cooling system to avert a full-blown meltdown.

The announcement offered some hope of a breakthrough in efforts to prevent a major radiation leak from the troubled facility, although it is not yet clear whether the cooling system will work properly even if the power comes back on.

The government meanwhile said it had discovered abnormal levels of radiation that exceeded the legal limit in milk and spinach from areas near the stricken plant, but they posed no immediate threat to humans.

Electricity was expected to be restored to reactor No. 2 at the Fukushima plant on Sunday, more than a week after it was rocked by a massive earthquake and tsunami, the nuclear safety agency said.

"The line itself was connected to the reactor No. 2 but electricity has not been restored yet," said agency spokesman Fumiaki Hayakawa. Related article: Nuclear fears compound misery of Japan survivors

"If the power is turned on without checks it may malfunction. They are checking the facility now. If no problem is found at the facility today, the power will resume as early as tomorrow (Sunday)."

Reactor No. 1 usually shares the same electricity line so the cable could in theory restore power to both units.

After that, engineers will start laying cables to the other four reactors -- a complicated operation that is taking longer than initially expected.

Once power is back up, the radiation-suited Fukushima engineers hope they can get vital cooling systems online. In the meantime, they have been dumping water by hose and by air on the reactors to cool the fuel rods.

"Although we are doing our best, unfortunately we cannot say when electricity will be restored," said a TEPCO official.

Well that's not all good but I'll take it. Lets hope this becomes a streak for the Japanese.

Update: CNN also reports that an unmanned fire hose thingy was put in place to get a continuous flow of water on the #3 reactor.

By Howie at 07:41 AM | Comments |

War Porn: Libyan Rebels Violate No Fly Zone? Cheer Shooting Down Their Own Plane?

Watch it go down, but listen to the narrative.

Now CNN interviewing a rebel commander in the area says

Early Saturday, a fighter jet plummeted from the sky and burst into flames and artillery fire fell in Benghazi.

Footage showed the plane engulfed in fire as it nose-dived to the ground. An opposition fighter said the plane belonged to the rebels and was dispatched to try to stop forces supporting Gadhafi from entering Benghazi.

CNN could not independently confirm who the plane belonged to.

Enter the bureaucrats, the true rulers of the Republic.

Obviously a commission will have to be appointed the validate these baseless accusations against the Libya.

I think we have to take the cease fire, and look for a political solution for regime change.

Either that or Europe or the Arabs will need to invade and put enough boots on the ground to effing control what happens there.

But the more likely is that this will drag out, which will be the worst suffering. War is a horrid terror on the people, to half ass it and let it drag on is the cruelest thing of all.

By Howie at 07:19 AM | Comments |

March 18, 2011

Survivor Found in Wrecked Home Eight Days After Japan's Earthquake, Tsunami

Wow

....Self-Defense Forces rescuers pulled the young man from the rubble of a partially destroyed house in Kesennuma, a city located in the extreme northeast of the hard-hit Miyagi prefecture.

The man, identified as Katsuharu Moriya and aged in his 20s, was found about 9:00am local time and was sent to a hospital, Kyodo News reported.

Article further stated he couldn't speak as he was in shock. 8 days...wow, just wow.

By Stable Hand at 11:08 PM | Comments |

Finally MSM Refers To The Quran: Man Stoned to Death for Homosexual Behavior


Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is an abomination.(Leviticus 18:22 KJV) If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.(Leviticus 20:13 KJV)

Did I say Quran? I meant the Old Testament[It doesn't say stone to death]

A Delaware County man has been arrested and charged with murder in the beating death of an elderly Landsdowne man who had befriended him and made him executor and sole beneficiary of his will.

John Joe Thomas, 28, of the first block of Sunshine Road in Upper Darby, allegedly told police he killed Murray Joseph Seidman, 70, because the older man had made sexual advances and that the Old Testament spelled out stoning as the punishment for homosexuality[Thomas interpretation..ed].

"I stoned Murray with a rock in a sock," Thomas said to police, according to court documents.

Thomas, who was charged with murder, was silent as he was led past photographers this morning.

According to the court documents, Thomas called police Seidman's apartment on Jan. 12 and they found Thomas sitting in the hallway crying: "I'm not going down there again, there is too much blood."

Old Testament was mentioned 3 times including title. Had this been the Quran you can bet your boots no mention would have been made.

Don't get me wrong, I don't condone his behavior, just speaking of double standards in the MSM.

By Stable Hand at 10:07 PM | Comments |

Thank al-Qaeda's Somalia Arm: Over 300 Children Sick With Whooping Cough

AHN

More than 300 children from both Lower Jubba and Middle Jubba regions in southern Somalia have contracted whooping cough, health officials said Friday.

The children were brought to the town of Kismayo, an al Shabaab stronghold area in southern Somalia, for treatment, a doctor who spoke on condition of anonymity for security reasons, told All Headline News by telephone[...]

“We are trying to do our best to treat the patients with whooping cough, but what made the situation worse is that [there is] no support from aid agencies, particularly health organizations,” the doctor noted.

Money quote:
Last year al Shabaab banned more than 20 aid agencies from operating in southern and central Somalia.
With any luck American traitor Omar Hammami (aka aka Abu Monsour Al-Amriki) will contract pertussis, develop pneumonia, break most of his ribs coughing and die.

If anyone deserves it more in Somalia, he does.

By Stable Hand at 09:13 PM | Comments |

Arizona Family Targeted At Juarez Family Reunion; 2 Dead

KTSM

JUAREZ— An Arizona family was gunned down in Juarez Thursday evening during a family reunion, leaving two people dead and others wounded.

Five family members were at a reunion at a home located at Rosales and Madera St. in the Colonia Anahuac when gunmen opened fire. 26-year-old Josue Reyes Castro and 36-year-old Miguel Angel Martinez Varela were taken to a clinic in northern Juarez where they later died. Two other people were also injured in the attack, but there was no word on the severity of their injuries.

Juarez police recovered 130 bullets at the crime scene. Remember, our borders are safer than they have ever been before! So what if Juarez is just a step away from El Paso, Texas../sarc

By Stable Hand at 04:41 PM | Comments |

Egyptian Children's TV Show: We Must Liberate Jerusalem from 'the Disgusting Jews'

Click image to view clip at MEMRI:

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[Excerpt]TV host: "Let's see how we should answer the disgusting Jews, who say that Jerusalem belongs to them. What proof do we have that Jerusalem is Islamic? We tell our friends that... Am I making you fall asleep, Mr. Sa'd, or what? Wake up Sa'd... Have a carrot... First of all, we tell the Jews that the Arabs lived in the blessed city of Jerusalem, more than 2,000 years before the first Jew settled in there."
I'm sure this will change now, err...not:

Egyptians in Tahrir Square Chanting Free Palestine[MILLION IN EGYPT CHANT "WE GO TO JERUSALEM, MARTYRS IN THE MILLIONS" stand with the people of Gaza]

By Stable Hand at 03:49 PM | Comments |

No Cameras/Journalists Allowed: Attending Funeral Of Pakistani Christian Can Be Hazardous To Your Health

Persecution.org

Islamabad (AsiaNews) – The funeral of Qamar David, the Christian sentenced to life for blasphemy that died on Tuesday night, was held yesterday in Lahore with some 300 people attending. Cameras and journalists were banned from the church out of fear of attacks by fundamentalist groups who have threatened the family in the past. During the homily, the vicar general of the city slammed “the latest Christian victim of blasphemy”.

Meanwhile, Pakistani Christians remembered with prayers and Masses Minority Affairs Minister Shahbaz Bhatti, a Catholic, who was assassinated by an extremist group on 2 March. Investigations into his death are for their part mired in contradictions and cover-ups. This is making it more likely that the murder will go unpunished.

Pakistan, our allies.

By Stable Hand at 03:27 PM | Comments |

Back When Presidents Were Real Men

Remember when Presidents were real men who would continue their speeches even after they got shot? Not like these namby-pamby modern Presidents who would, like, die and stuff.

Now we have guys like this:

Back then, Presidents were real men. Like this:

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Yes, that's actually Teddy Roosevelt riding a freaking moose in some lake or river or something. It's not photoshopped!

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 03:04 PM | Comments |

It's Friday, and you know what that means? Predator Strikes!

30 dead at a meeting of "local elders". It makes my heart smile.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 02:37 PM | Comments |

And Mohammed (PBUH) Said: Strike Terror In Their Hearts With Shoes & Socks

Or Aisha, Aisha, come out wherever you are.

Forget which hadith that was but close probably.

Fatwa?

By Stable Hand at 02:09 PM | Comments |

Hope/Change: America About to Invade Another Arab Country Again, But This Time It's Okay Because a Democrat is in the White House

Make no mistake: enforcing a no-fly zone is an act of war. When the first bombs are dropped, we will have invaded Libya.

I guess going to war with an Arab dictator who is murdering his own people but who poses almost no international security threat is peachy-keen okay, but only with U.N. approval.

I think this speaks volumes about this Administration. Apparently it believes that the moral distinction between Libya and Iraq is that in the former there is U.N. approval -- which makes it okay -- while in the latter there was not -- which makes it not okay.

In other words, this Administration thinks moral legitimacy is conferred not by God, a universal moral standard, or by the people of the United States -- but by an unelected body representing no actual people, many of who's members are worse than Ghaddafi.

I'm not saying we shouldn't enforce the no fly zone, or be involved in some way or another. Frankly, I'm torn.

But the point I'm trying to make is that if invading Libya is the right thing to do, then it is the right thing to do whether China & Russia choose to veto it in the U.N. Security Council or not.

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

Helen Thomas Appears In Playboy

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Don't be scared. Read about it at the Gateway Pundit.

UPDATE by SH: Bubbe graced us with Helen's image in Playboy from Elder of Ziyon:

Runs away...

By DMartyr at 01:58 PM | Comments |

Hollywood Intent on Ruining Rusty's Childhood

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In the early days of World War III, guerrillas - mostly children - placed the names of their lost upon this rock. They fought here alone and gave up their lives, so that 'this nation shall not perish from the earth'.

Then, Hollywood desecrated their memories.

UPDATE: Idea stolen from Storm Saxon's Gall Bladder

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Boys, you've got to get me out of all these senseless rewrites.

Avenge me, boys! Avenge me!!

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 01:42 PM | Comments |

Judge Temporarily Blocks Wisconsin's New Labor Law

Citing 24hr notice not given. Stalling, stalling, the Dems don't wanna lose $$$$ from big labor:

A Wisconsin judge has issued a temporary restraining order blocking the state's new and contentious collective bargaining law from taking effect.

Dane County Judge Maryann Sumi issued the order Friday to temporarily block the law as District Attorney Ismael Ozanne, a Democrat, had requested.

By Stable Hand at 11:03 AM | Comments |

Terrorism 101: Day 2 - Study Materials At Google/YouTube's Jihad University

Reprinted with permission from Andrea:

Students - good morning and welcome back! On-line schooling is a very exciting medium for budding jihadists in this day and age. Learning in the privacy of your own home is relaxing as well as safe from the prying eyes of those who might disagree with your choice in career. Your assignment for the weekend is to learn to navigate YouTube to find information on any aspect of terrorism you wish to pursue.

Research starts here with Videos! * * * Videos! Videos! Videos!

Spend as much time daily viewing what YouTube provides for you in order to get the most knowledge and benefit from this class and whatever you do, don't overlook the very motivational Nasheed's.

You can see from the number of video's available in just these four categories that we searched, there are thousands of hours of teachable moments just waiting for your fertile minds to absorb!

A slight problem here, I'm embarrassed, oh dear, dear, my apologies. It seems we are working on our algorithms, or something, again, and, em, well, we have lost about 100,000 of the most prized Taliban videos in the last few days!

But fear not! They weren't flagged. No kafir could take down that many videos in a year! The insert/photo below, taken just a couple of days ago shows you our normal "inventory" of Taliban videos. Per management, the IT Department (darn their timing) will return all 100,000+ videos soon!

One last item now. This falls into the category of Know Your Enemy! Kafir trash for sure but necessary reading.

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As you might guess - written by a dirty kafir (DMartyr) @ Jawa

Class is dismissed and will resume Monday.

---------------------------------end-----------------------------------------
Well done Andrea, well done.

Previous from Andrea:
Day 1: Meet your classmates @ Google/YT Jihad University

Related:
Google's YouTube Three Strikes and You're Out, Except for al-Qaeda

By Stable Hand at 10:54 AM | Comments |

Massacre in Sanaa, Yemen, Update: Saleh declares state of emergency

Update 3: 12:49 pm EST President Obama issued a statement "strongly condemning" the violence in Yemen, urges Saleh to keep his pledge of non-violence toward protesters. At least its prompt and unequivocal regarding the violence, but he doesn't call for Saleh to go but for everyone to engage in a process that provides a peaceful, orderly and democratic path to a stronger and more prosperous nation. Diplospeak.

Update 2: Noon EST, Taiz now: Central security forces in plainclothes, led by Lt.Colonel Ahm Abdo Seif prepare to attack protesters in Tahrir Square. Waiting for Aden, Hodeidah as the hours of carnage continue in Sanaa. The "Revolutionary Youth" movement declares a nationwide strike tomorrow and that the state of emergency is unconstitutional and will be ignored.

Update: President Saleh declared a national state of emergency a few minutes ago. The provisions deny citizens the right to carry weapons as they are being gunned down in the streets. The Yemeni opposition party alliance JMP responded that Saleh has lost legitimacy to declare anything. Over 40 protesters were shot dead and 320 wounded in 20 minutes of continuous sniper fire into the crowd, Ch4News reports. Marib press reports that Saleh was on board the helicopter that was flying over the scene, watching the carnage. The US has consistently and strongly urged the protesters and opposition parties to engage in a dialog with the blood thirsty madman and believe the promises of a compulsive liar while setting benchmarks. The new ambassador seemed bewildered that no one believed Saleh's latest set of lies about transferring power in a year.

Saleh was a war criminal long before these protests began in January. HRW and Amnesty urged a UN investigation of Yemen's crimes against humanity in regard to the hundreds of protesters killed in south Yemen 2007-2010 and the carpet bombing of Saada that was accompanied by the denial of food and medical assistance from the international community as over 300,000 were displaced and starving to death. This could turn very ugly now.

Original: Over thirty were killed, including an eight year old, in what appears a pre-planned massacre. Rooftop snipers are shooting unarmed people in the chest and head. The police are standing by as government thugs beat unarmed protesters near Sanaa University's al Tagheer Square. They are still firing and the number of fatalities is rising. There appears to be a large fire in the middle of the protesters who are all packed into the main street and side streets. (Fire is stack of tires lit up moments before assault began. Security forces came equipped with gas masks.)

Al Jazeera is also showing the new Huey's, just shipped from the US for counter-terror operations, (correction: are Russian copters) flying over the crowd and the fire. Reports are that the police are prohibiting ambulances from getting the wounded to two hospitals, a standard tactic for the Saleh regime. The clinic at the protest site is overwhelmed and cant handle any more injuries. This graphic vid of the dead and wounded shows many head shots. Journalist Gamal Sharbi was just killed covering the clashes.

Tanks are moving in on protesters in Taiz and all roads to the city are closed. Also reports of violence in Mukallah and forces amassing in Aden.

The US ambassador suggested on Sunday that the head of the security forces in Aden, the notorious General Qaeran, be removed following repeated assaults on protesters. The general was re-assigned to Taiz where yesterday the security forces attacked the protesters wounding over 100. Click here for that story and many other developments.

By Jane at 07:37 AM | Comments |

Haaretz: Showing the Truth About the Murder of Family in West Bank Makes the Palestinians Look Bad, So Don't

Yeah the only thing lower than showing the truth of what happened in Itamar settlement was the barbarous butchering of little children in the name of Allah... ...Dumbass, yeah I'm talking to you Anshel.

No, I did not want to see it. I needed to see it. People need to know the truth you know. Not some sugar coated PC slant on what liberals imagine behind their rose colored glasses.

By Howie at 06:22 AM | Comments |

Google's YouTube Three Strikes and You're Out, Except for al-Qaeda (Update User abu293 Terminated!)

Jawa report received a report yesterday of a user who is promoting terrorist propaganda and is linked to several other terror propagandists. He is basically daring us to stop him.

http://www.youtube.com/user/abou293

So I took this issue personally by the request of a good friend of Jawa Report.

So I did my part. I identified four videos from al-Qaeda's production company as-Sahab media. They featured such wonderful folks as Osama bin-Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri.

I was able to flag the videos and Youtube did remove some of them. Only problem is how many strikes do terrorists get? We get three and Youtube is quite strict about suspending us if we accumulate three strikes. But for some reason terrorists in Iraq **coughbelgiumcough*** appear to get a random number of strikes inversely related to the amount of attention the user draws.

Youtube, why do terrorists get more strikes than everyone else?

Update: Wait math says he should be gone. But here are a few more videos. Please flag as violent or repulsive content, supports terrorism.

These are all official al-Qaeda productions. It is unlawful to host them in support of al-Qaeda.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cv31iX0D6T8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ap9c0TVmrJM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cagT0Ig3qGg

UPDATE by Rusty: And they're gone! Thanks to every one who flagged.

UPDATE by Rusty II: User owned and banned.

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Good work!

By Howie at 05:35 AM | Comments |

Libya No Fly Update

Last night France and Italy, policemen to the Mediterranean, took out Momar Gadhaffi in one swift stroke.

Just kidding, they talked some sh*t but that appears to be all they've done. Libya has responded by closing its airspace to get a clear shot at the Fwench.

They must be waiting on the US UK to act, like they always do even if Tripoli was a large Roman(Italian) city at one time and Gadhaffi and the French are chums.

My opinion, its their baby, we're busy.

Update: In addition to closing its airspace Libya has now declared a cease fire....

By Howie at 05:20 AM | Comments |

U.S. nuclear officials suspect Japanese plant has a dire breach

Not good..

LATimes

U.S. government nuclear experts believe a spent fuel pool at Japan's crippled Fukushima reactor complex has a breach in the wall or floor, a situation that creates a major obstacle to refilling the pool with cooling water and keeping dangerous levels of radiation from escaping.

That assessment by U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials is based on the sequence of events since the earthquake and information provided by key American contractors who were in the plant at the time, said government officials familiar with the evaluation. It was compelling evidence, they said, that the wall of the No. 4 reactor pool has a significant hole or crack.

Unlike the reactor itself, the spent fuel pool does not have its own containment vessel, and any radioactive particles and gases can more easily spew into the environment if the uranium fuel begins to burn. In addition, the pool, which contains 130 tons of uranium fuel, is housed in a building that Japanese authorities say appears to have been damaged by fire or explosions.

A breach in the pool would leave engineers with a problem that has no precedent or ready-made solution, said Edwin Lyman, a physicist with the Union of Concerned Scientists.

"My intuition is that this is a terrible situation and it is only going to get worse," he said. "There may not be any way to deal with it."

Update by Howie: CNN is running a banner saying, "Threat level at Japan nuclear plant now at 5, same threshold as 1979 Three Mile Island incident, safety agency says." Well that can't be good.

And Captain's Journal takes a somewhat less alarmist stab at the situation.

So that everyone understands where the Japanese are with the Fukushima
reactor accidents, and so that you are weeks (and maybe months) ahead
of the MSM and their level of understanding as they wax hysterical. I
have tried to summarize what I know, along with prior links.

"The cores for Units 1, 2 and 3 are already damaged. They are
partially melted, and partially shattered and rubblized, sitting in
the lower part of the reactor vessel. Most of the radiological source
term that can be expected to be released from the core to containment
has already been released. It is being held up inside hard
containments and depleted via radioactive decay, plateout, etc.

By Matt Damon at 03:53 AM | Comments |

March 17, 2011

Ouch! That Had to Hurt! (Updated & Bumped)

Youtube has banned the video of Casey Heynes deservedly stomping some little punks butt, because well Youtube always bans the good guy.

But never fear the video is here.

Oooops a mirror!

Update 2 by DMartyr: (First update, below the fold, linked a story that claimed the bully's mother wanted the victim to apologize. My apologies posting the erroneous report here.) Hot Air is posting that the bully's mom wanted her OWN son to apologize, not the victim.

Video of the mom's comments under the fold. Kudos to her for recognizing it was her own son's problem. Shame on the Daily Telegraph for not only taking her words out of context, but for egregiously misquoting her.

(Hat Tip: Are You Sure)


Update by DMartyr: The bully's Mom is now demanding an apology from the victim!

Gale's mother, Tina, says she and her family are the victims, now that the video has gone viral, and she says Heynes owes her family an apology.

"We don't need this posted everywhere," she told Australia's Seven Network on Wednesday. "I would like him to apologize."

Let's see... HER son did the bullying. Her son's friends videotaped the bullying. Her son's friends were laughing and giggling at her son's bullying. Her son's friends then put the video online.

And she wants her son's VICTIM to apologize for the video clip going viral.

I hope the Heynes family tells her where she can stick the apology.

(This update includes replacing the deleted video with a working video.)

By Howie at 11:44 PM | Comments |

Michael Savage Takes The World's Stupidest Caller

I don't want to post multiple talk show caller videos, but this one was too good to pass up.

Michael Savage takes a call from a woman who wants to complain about the Arizona Immigration Law. The rest of the call defies all reason and logic.

By DMartyr at 10:52 PM | Comments |

Frightening Glimpse Inside The Mind Of A Liberal

A crazy liberal calls the show shortly after Rush Limbaugh reads from THIS article by Michael Ledeen.

Can anyone understand "Peter's" logic?

"A shining example of liberal reasoning in debate, i.e., the absence of both." - Rush

Transcript below the fold.

RUSH: Here is Peter in Paradise, California. Welcome to the EIB Network. Hello, sir.

CALLER: Hello, Rush.

RUSH: Hi.

CALLER: I kinda wondered why you called Jimmy Carter a wimp.

RUSH: I may have in the past. Today I didn't. I'm quoting from a column written by Michael Ledeen, which is headlined: "What Would a Desperate Wimp Do?" and the point of his column is that Jimmy Carter in the last two years of his term with the hostage crisis became a total wimp trying to become courageous to save his presidency, and it was a dangerous thing when a wimp tries to become courageous. He's worried what will Obama do, but it was Michael Ledeen using the word.

CALLER: Well, I thought it was you, sir.

RUSH: Well, I did repeat it.

CALLER: Yeah. Yeah. You called Jimmy Carter a wimp.

RUSH: Well --

CALLER: Yeah, you did.

RUSH: All right, I did not, but if it fits --

CALLER: Yes, you did. Why don't you just admit it?

RUSH: Because I'm not sure that I did.

CALLER: Yes, you did.

RUSH: I may well have, but I don't remember. I know that I was quoting and reading from Ledeen's piece when I talked about it, when the word came up.

CALLER: Mr. Limbo, you did. Why don't you just admit it?

RUSH: What is the point?

CALLER: The point is you called him a wimp.

RUSH: So?

CALLER: Okay, you admit it.

RUSH: Even if I were to admit it, so what?

CALLER: You admit it, sir.

RUSH: So what? I don't understand. I'm not conceding that I did.

CALLER: You're not answering my question.

RUSH: I'd have to go check the tape.

CALLER: You are not answering my question.

RUSH: That's because I don't know for certain and I'm not gonna sit here and lie to you.

CALLER: You don't know for certain?

RUSH: No, because I was reading from Michael Ledeen's piece. What did you hear me say? What's the quote? What did I say?

CALLER: You called Jimmy Carter a wimp.

RUSH: Snerdley, this is one of the worst actors that you have found.

CALLER: I'm not an actor.

RUSH: Oh, yeah.

CALLER: You think I'm an actor?

RUSH: Well, I know that my company is out hiring actors to call radio shows. They deny that they're having them call here, but you're making me wonder.

CALLER: Mr. Limbo, you called Jimmy Carter a wimp. Why don't you just admit it?

RUSH: Okay, you know what, for the sake of this, to see where this goes --

CALLER: Yeah?

RUSH: Okay, I did, called him a wimp. So what?

CALLER: Okay, you just did.

RUSH: What?

CALLER: You know, Jimmy Carter served honorably in the military.

RUSH: Yeah?

CALLER: He was the governor of Georgia.

RUSH: Right.

CALLER: And he was the president.

RUSH: Yes, sir.

CALLER: Okay.

RUSH: Yeah.

CALLER: Did you serve in the military?

RUSH: What did you say? Have I been in the military?

CALLER: No, you haven't.

RUSH: No, I haven't. That's what you asked me?

CALLER: Yeah.

RUSH: No, I've not been in the military.

CALLER: No, you haven't.

RUSH: No.

CALLER: Yeah, you ran from it.

RUSH: No, I did not run from it.

CALLER: Yes, you did.

RUSH: What is the point?

CALLER: The point is you wouldn't even --

RUSH: What so offends you about Jimmy Carter being a wimp?

CALLER: He's not a wimp.

RUSH: Oh, that's what offends you, he's not a wimp.

CALLER: Well, you're the one who called him one.

RUSH: Well, I've got the transcript in front of me now, and I didn't. I was reading from Ledeen's piece and you may not have -- see, this is irrelevant to me, but you are claiming I said something I didn't say. I was reading from Michael Ledeen's piece.

CALLER: You did.

RUSH: He called him a wimp.

CALLER: You're evading the whole thing.

RUSH: Doesn't matter. It doesn't matter. I'm not evading anything.

CALLER: Yes, you are.

RUSH: I'm trying to be accurate. I'm telling you if I called him a wimp I'll stand by it. I just don't know. One thing I do know is --

CALLER: You just called him a wimp three times during this conversation! What are you talking about?

RUSH: (laughing.)

CALLER: Oh, man. You know what?

RUSH: You know, you are a shining example of liberal reasoning in debate, i.e., the absence of both.

By DMartyr at 10:18 PM | Comments |

UN Security Council Approves No-Fly Zone Over Libya

Bombs away...

The United Nations Security Council has approved a no-fly zone over Libya to protect civilians and rebels from Libyan government airstrikes.

Thursday's vote was 10 in favor with no votes against. Five countries abstained.

The resolution authorizes UN members to take "all necessary measures" to protect civilians, including a ban on all flights over Libya. The resolution expresses grave concern at the deteriorating situation in Libya, where rebels have been trying to topple long-time leader Moammar Gadhafi.

Colonel Crazy's world is about to get rocked.

By Matt Damon at 06:13 PM | Comments |

New York Times Mag Shills For Avowed Islamofascist (bumped)

Yasir Qadhi, the face of the new America-friendly Islamist movement in America. I think of a guy like Qadhi as pretty much a shill for the official Salafism of Saudi Arabia. The kind of movement which preaches extreme hate, but then carves out certain excpetions -- against tyranny, but not the al Saud family; against oppression, but only if by "oppression" you mean Palestinians oppressed by Jews, but not Palestinians oppressed by Syrians, Lebanese, Egyptians, or Jordanians; etc, etc.

The problem with rhetoric like that is that people aren't stupid, they see the logical flaws inherent in moderating what is in fact an extremist viewpoint. Complaining about American oppression of Muslims in one breath and then in the next breath saying that America is the best place for Muslims to live just doesn't make anything like sense. For instance, in the accompanying multimedia presentation Qadhi warns Muslims not to say the word "jihad" out loud because the FBI will come knocking at their door .... even while telling them not to support al Qaeda.

The Saudis, and Qadhi, want to have it both ways. They claim that Islamic law is the only just system, the Muslims have an obligation to fight in "defensive jihad", that blasphemy against Islam should be meted out with the death penalty, etc. The typical anti-Western Salafi Islamist rhetoric. Yet, they act surprised and offended when Muslims act upon these very beliefs through agitating for sharia, joining insurgencies against "invaders and their apostate puppets", or joining terrorist groups.

You know who else claims that his jihad is defensive? Osama bin Laden.

And simply condemning al Qaeda does not a moderate make. There are dozens of other violent Salafi jihadist organizations that aren't al Qaeda.

Qadhi himself has four former students who have been arrested on terror related charges. Four! He somehow has the cajones to tell the New York Times that all four of them misunderstood his message. That's an awful lot of misunderstanders you got there:

Yet even as he has denounced Islamist violence — too late, some say — a handful of AlMaghrib’s former students have heeded the call. In addition to the underwear-bomb suspect [Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab], the 36,000 current and former students of Qadhi’s institute include Daniel Maldonado, a New Hampshire convert who was convicted in 2007 of training with an Al Qaeda-linked militia in Somalia; Tarek Mehanna, a 28-year-old pharmacist arrested for conspiring to attack Americans; and two young Virginia men [Waqar Hussain Khan & Ahmed Abdullah Minni] held in Pakistan in 2009 for seeking to train with militants.
To the author's credit, the NYT's seems to see the cognitive dissonance here:
While the dozens of AlMaghrib students I interviewed condemned the tactics of militant groups, many share their basic grievances.
But people like Qadhi aren't the solution, they are the problem. The problem lies with the narrative itself, not with how the individual responds to the narrative.

Placing Qadhi on a pedestal because he condemns the tactics of al Qaeda would be like declaring the KKK's first official leader Nathan Bedford Forrest to be a hero because, you know, he didn't like all that lynching and stuff.

The radicalization process for the average Salafi jihadist begins with people like Qadhi who's worldview they share. It's a world full of oppression for Muslims and which only has one solution: political Islam.

To expect them to absorb Qadhi's worldview but stop short of the logically inevitable conclusion drawn from it -- violent jihad -- is to expect Muslims to be superhuman.

We have no problem decrying white supremacism without elevating the leaders in the white supremacy movement to hero status simply for denouncing violence. Yet somehow Muslims like Qadhi who are essentially advocates for a Saudi style legal system are immune from the normal media criticisms which naturally follow such extremist views.

Good work New York Times magazine for showing us once again the liberal penchant for the soft bigotry of low expectations.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 04:08 PM | Comments |

Facebook Terrorist Propaganda/Recruitment Continues

One of our commenters, Anna Warren, has asked for help

It is time to shame facebook for their continued inactivity in preventing terrorists from using their platform! It is time to publicly call them out. There are many of us who spend our individual free time "reporting" pages, to no avail. Facebook must do a better job of keeping terrorists and their supporters from using facebook to promote their agendas and activities! Please help.

Here is a SMALL list of sites that I regularly "report."

Ummah's Jihad
Taliban in Afghanistan[Official Voice of Jihad..ed]
facebook.com/arrahmahcom[Indonesian]
Ansar Correspondent
Alkataib Channel
Islamic Resistance Hezbollah
Supporters of the Resistance Movement
Ummah al-Jihad
Al-Jihad[Has link to donate]
Network Media Correspondents
Pakistan Mujahideen Voice of Islamic Resistance
Islamic Emirates of Kashmir
Global Islamic Front - 2 Gone
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Global-Islamic-Front2/124958670884112
Quran and Sunnah
Kataibul Iman[shows ID of kidnapped? Afghan National Army person]
Abdullah As Saif
Islamic Media Network[shows al-Qaeda's Russian arm propaganda via their mouthpiece, Kavkaz Center)
Kataibul Iman for Statements
Islamic State
Jihad Nasheeds
Network of Global Jihad[Interesting tidbit: Video posted today shows former Emir of Revolution Muslim Joseph Cohen (aka Yousef al Khattab)
Supporters of Chechnya terrorists
Revenge

Groups/pages above 'likes' lead to more interesting pages/groups. Have a Facebook account? Please flag, thanks in advance

Previous 'Facebook Jihad' posts here. Note, first one was in 2007, 4 fecking years ago...

By Stable Hand at 03:26 PM | Comments |

The Wonder Slap

From my favorite crime report at The Arab Times:

KUWAIT CITY, March 15: Police are looking for an unidentified person who under the influence of alcohol allegedly entered the home of an unidentified person late evening and ordered the children to go to bed so that they can get up early morning to go to school, reports Al-Watan Arabic daily.

The children thought the man was a friend of their father and did not panic. However, when the parents heard the commotion in the sitting room, they came and were shocked to find a stranger ordering the children around.

The man even asked the woman of the house to prepare meals for him. When the children’s father lost his composure, he slapped the man hard, until he gained consciousness and escaped.

By DMartyr at 02:18 PM | Comments |

Pakistani Actress to Mullah: There are Islamic Clerics Who Rape the Children They Teach in Their Mosques

veena malik.jpg

Via BNI:

Actress on the reality TV show "Big Boss" , which is the Pakistani version of "Big Brother" gets ripped to shreds by Pakistani Clerics for Immoral Behavior which then percolates through the Pakistani Media and their Fundamentalist audiences. Sick of all the vitriol, she stands up to the life-ruining accusations and charges by agreeing to appear on the show frontline with one of the Mullahs as co-guest who wishes to publicly chastize her.
Good on her!

By Stable Hand at 01:31 PM | Comments |

Egypt: al-Qaeda's #2, Ayman al-Zawahiri, Brother Among Hundreds Released From Prison

mohammad al zawahiri.jpgLovely, just lovely

The mass-exodus of hundreds of prisoners held on terrorism-related charges continued this week in Egypt.

Mohammad al-Zawahiri, the brother of al-Qaeda’s second-in-command, Ayman al-Zawahiri, was released Thursday from Egyptian prison after more than ten years of incarceration. Extradited from the Yemen in 1999, he had been held on charges of conspiring against the government in relation to the assassination of former Egypt’s former President Anwar Sadat.[Read who else was released]

In the meantime, uprisings are damaging intelligence sharing
The wave of unrest sweeping the Middle East and North Africa is complicating the mission of American intelligence officials focused on tracking terrorists, the Wall Street Journal reports.

In countries like Libya, Yemen and elsewhere, popular uprisings have displaced government officials who have served as liaisons to U.S. intelligence. "It's difficult to share information when you don't know who the players are," an unnamed U.S. official told the newspaper.

Not.good.

By Stable Hand at 12:24 PM | Comments |

Democracy For Me, But Not For Thee

Just a few weeks ago, when the Egyptian protesters were on the verge of handing the country over to radical Islamists disguised as moderates (at least, that's what the Obama Administration calls them), Dr Kamal El Helbawy of the Muslim Brotherhood said, "We are not rallying actively for Sharia Law, but if the majority wants it, then why not?"

The video:

Why not? That's what democracy is all about, right?

In Sudan, its a different story. A senior security officer has come under fire for suggesting that, if democratically elected political parties agree to repeal Sharia Law, then Sharia should go:

Lieutenant General Hassab Allah Omar, a veteran security and intelligence officer who currently serves as the secretary-general of Sudan’s Presidential Security Consultancy, opened a Pandora box of furious reactions when he said in an interview broadcast on Friday by Sudan national radio that “If political parties agreed to repeal [Islamic] Shari'ah [law] then Shari'ah should go.”

Keep in mind, President Bashir's party National Congress is a front group for the Muslim Brotherhood.

So, we see a deliberate deception when it comes to democracy, depending on whether it will benefit Islam or harm Islam. Islam is like the Mafia, once you're in, there's no getting out. But at least in the Mafia you can have a BLT and a beer once in a while.

By DMartyr at 11:47 AM | Comments |

O'Keefe's "Project Veritas": New Tape Shows George Soros Has Donated To NPR Before Last Year

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Sting videos from "Project Veritas" brought down Ron Schiller, the president of NPR’s nonprofit foundation, and NPR CEO Vivian Schiller (no relation). Betsy Liley, NPR's director of institutional giving. is currently on institutional leave.

Will the latest tape ensure government defunding of NPR? Depends how much control George Soros has over dems/Obi One.

By Stable Hand at 11:41 AM | Comments |

Quebec Town Embraces Dhimmitude

Such voluntary subjugation hasn't been seen since the French surrendered to Pepsi during the Cola Wars. A poor, rural Quebec town is so desperate to become dhimmis, they are willing to build Mosques and halal slaughterhouses.

From BigPeace:

The textile mills here have closed, the population is shrinking, but Mayor Stéphane Gendron is not abandoning hope. Elected in 2003 under the slogan, “Let’s bring this town back to life!” Mr. Gendron has a new plan to revitalize his community of about 2,600 people — build a mosque and establish a Halal slaughterhouse in a town with hardly any Muslim residents.[...]

On Monday, the municipal council passed a bylaw offering a one-year property tax holiday for people born outside Quebec who move to Huntingdon. On Friday, he will address congregants of a Montreal mosque following prayers to sell them on the charms of his town. In the spring, he is planning a bus tour for Montreal Muslims interested in a change of scenery.

Rumour has it that, in addition to the places of Islamic worship and halal slaughterhouses, Mayor Stéphane Gendron is considering reviving the 1400 year old Pact of Umar. However, instead of collecting jizya from current town residents, new Muslim residents will be exempt for property taxes. In return, and under the pact agreement, the town's new Muslim citizens must promise to protect the non-Muslim townspeople, in the event of an invasion.

What could possibly go wrong? BTW, the post also gives me a chance to show off my latest photoshop. Too bad the book doesn't really exist - Huntingdon is going to need it:

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By DMartyr at 10:39 AM | Comments |

Somehow The Fact That Japan is Now Dumping Water on The Nukes With Helicopters and Fire Trucks ...

... just does not make me feel much better. Tt seems to me that if any of all those "cooling systems" they keep talking about worked, this would not be required.

CNN: [7:56 a.m. ET Thursday, 8:56p.m. Thursday in Tokyo] Efforts to cool the No. 3 reactor at the earthquake-damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant by dumping water from helicopters and spraying it from the ground will continue, the plant's owner said Thursday evening.

[7:37 a.m. ET Thursday, 8:37 p.m. Thursday in Tokyo] An operation to spray water on the No. 3 nuclear reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has ended after 40 minutes, Japan's Defense Ministry says. Five fire trucks took turns spraying water for two minutes each, officials said.

So firemen in protective suits can go up there for two minutes?

Er uh no reports of Godzilla.....yet.

By Howie at 07:44 AM | Comments |

Sandcrawler PSA: Happy St. Patrick's Day

You filthy stinking Irish drunks!

Lance Corporal Mike Glover of Queens was a scholarship student at Pace Law School who gave his life for his country in Iraq. He resurrected the school's Gaelic Law Society to ensure that the Irish be known for something other than drinking. Based on Mayor Michael Bloomberg's crude remark last month about the Irish in New York being drunks, Glover's goal was indeed worthy and necessary. The Mayor is evidently unaware that the true legacy of the New York Irish is their battlefield heroism.

Glover's platoon commander was Captain John McKenna, a red haired Brooklynite born on St. Patrick's Day. Captain McKenna earned a posthumous Silver Star for giving his life in an attempt to save Mike. Glover and McKenna carried into the 21st Century a tradition of Irish New Yorkers demonstrating gallantry in defense of our nation that began long ago.

The Irish Brigade, consisting nearly entirely of Sons of Erin, helped preserve the Union during the Civil War by fighting with distinction at Bull Run, Gettysburg and Antietam. It is believed that Confederate General Robert E. Lee was so impressed with the military prowess of the 69th New York Infantry portion of the brigade at the Battle of Fredericksburg that he gave them the enduring nickname the "Fighting 69th."

Yall best be sendin me yer best Irish stuff fer postin here, or the devil he may take ya.

Like me long lost musical kin. or...


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irish girl Pictures, Images and Photos

By Howie at 06:09 AM | Comments |

The Difference Between Israel And Palestine

The Palestinians hate Israel so much that they would gleefully slaughter even the most innocent Israeli.

But when they need help, who do they turn to? Not Allah. Not Hamas or Saudi Arabia or any other Islamic entity.

They turn to Israelis.

After massacre, settlers help bring new life into world: IDF forces and local paramedics helped save the life of a Palestinian woman and her newly born infant Wednesday, at the settlement where Fogel relatives are sitting Shiva for the five Israelis brutally murdered last week.

Just as IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz arrived in Neve Tzuf to offer his condolences, a Palestinian cab raced towards the community's entrance. In it, soldiers and paramedics discovered a Palestinian woman in her 20s in advanced stages of labor and facing a life-threatening situation: The umbilical cord was wrapped around the young baby girl's neck, endangering both her and her mother.

The quick action of settler paramedics and IDF troops deployed in the area saved the mother's and baby's life, prompting great excitement and emotions at the site where residents are still mourning the brutal death of five local family members.

The paramedics noted that only a few meters away, baby Hadas Fogel was viciously slaughtered. They recalled seeing fireworks and celebrations in Palestinian communities after the Fogel murders. But their job is to save lives.

Israelis truly love children more than they hate their enemies. It is unfortunate the same can't be said for Palestinians.

I wonder if we'll see this story in the LA Times? Isn't it telling that settlements provoke Palestinians to kill innocents, yet, even in the face of unapologetic savagery, Israel remains immune to such provocation?

That's the difference between good and evil, between humanity and bestiality, and between Israelis and Islamists.

Hat Tip to my good friend IQ al Rassooli.

By DMartyr at 01:22 AM | Comments |

CAIR brings hate to Orange County

Via Vlad Tepes

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The Israeli Folger family loved life, Palestinian terrorist's (CAIR's freedom fighter's) took it away

CAIR sux..

h/t tweet from @MuslimAlert

By Stable Hand at 01:10 AM | Comments |

March 16, 2011

Pakistan: Padded Bras are "Devil’s Cushions” says Council of Islamic Ideology (Update: Satire)

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Random web image of "Devil's Cushions"

Umm k

pakspectator.com is reporting that "The Council of Islamic Ideology met last night as scheduled in light of the protests held last month by JUI and other religious parties against the increasing import and eventual use of padded and colorful bras. The Council also invited shop owners who were in the business of importing and selling female underwear. The Council advised the shop owners to bring lingerie samples, so that the council could see about what the protesters were angry about."[sure, sure..ed]

"Last month the protesters gathered outside an outlet inside Park Towers and occupied the entire floor and chanted slogans against padded bras. They asked the government to put a ban on the import and sale of padded, vibrant, colorful bras and demanded legislation that would outlaw the purchase of any underwear that is not white or beige colored.

“Padded bras are evil as they make the breasts look bigger and perky”, said one of the protesters. “Only devil women show off private parts. Muslim women should be as humble about them as they can. In fact they should be ashamed of their breasts, both of them[glad he cleared that up 'both of them'..ed].”

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Random web image of Muslimah looking at "Devil's Cushions"

Another protester said that the purpose of underwear is not to accentuate the curves. “…especially of a woman’s body the breast should not look like they belong to a non-virgin even if she happens to be married.” he added.[You gotta read the rest]
Wonder what they would feel about this Muslimah? (from Howie, where else?), click for more perky non padded boobies)

UPDATE: Several people have noted this article is a Pakistani version of The Onion. Whatever, it's still funny.

By Stable Hand at 11:54 PM | Comments |

GOP D.C. Storefront Windows Used for Target Practice

Washington Post

District Republicans often feel like they’re metaphorically under fire in a city that’s 70 percent Democratic. But what happened last night appears to be unprecedented.

Paul Craney, executive director of the D.C. Republican Committee, says that a shooter took out the windows at the GOP’s storefront office, near 13th and K streets NW, with a small-caliber projectile, possibly from an air gun.

Dang those radical teebaggerrzz..oh wait.

Thanks to tweet from @GayPatriot

By Stable Hand at 05:22 PM | Comments |

NRC: No water in spent fuel pool of Japan plant

Did you ever have one of those days when you wanted to just stop the world and get off.......this is one of those days.

Yahoo

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The chief of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission says all the water is gone from one of the spent fuel pools at Japan's most troubled nuclear plant. This means there's nothing to stop the fuel rods from getting hotter and ultimately melting down.

The outer shell of the rods could also ignite with enough force to propel the radioactive fuel inside over a wide area.

Gregory Jaczko did not say Wednesday how the information was obtained, but the NRC and U.S. Department of Energy both have experts on site at the Fukushima Dai-ichi complex of six reactors.

He says officials believe radiation levels are extremely high, and that could affect workers' ability to stop temperatures from escalating.

Update(Matt Damon): The utility denies....

Japan's nuclear safety agency and Tokyo Electric Power Co., which operates the complex, deny water is gone from the pool. Utility spokesman Hajime Motojuku said the "condition is stable" at Unit 4.
I believe the NRC....they got no reason to lie.,

Update II(Matt Damon):US to fly Global Hawk over the stricken plant....to get a better look.

The U.S. military will operate a Global Hawk unmanned high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft over a stricken nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture, possibly on Thursday, to take a closer look at its troubled reactors, a Japanese government source said Wednesday.

Photographs taken by the plane equipped with infrared sensors could provide a useful clue to what is occurring inside the reactor buildings, around which high-level radiation has been detected.

The planned mission comes as the Japanese government appears unable to contain the crisis days after the coastal nuclear plant was struck by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami.

By Matt Damon at 03:02 PM | Comments |

Stephen King Bashes GOP Governors, Reagan For Not Giving Enough to Charity

Fact, conservatives give more to charity than liberals. Liberals believe charitable giving is taxing you to pay for their social programs.

Scrooges

After Mr. and Mrs. Obama released their tax returns, the press quickly noticed that, between 2000 and 2004, they gave less than one percent of their income to charity, far lower than the national average
Also related:
On tax day returns show Obama and Biden fall short of Bush on charitable giving
Who’s More Charitable: Republicans or Democrats?

By Stable Hand at 02:52 PM | Comments |

FBI Chief: al Qaeda Using Internet to Incite Terrorism; Homegrown "Radicalized" Muslims a Threat


Homegrown radicalized Muslims Younes Abdullah Muhammad [L] and Zachary Chesser [R].

The Director of the FBI testified to the House Judiciary Committee today. I've posted the entire statement below the fold, but here are the money quotes:

Terrorism, in general, and al Qaeda and its affiliates in particular, continue to present the most significant threat to our national security. As we have seen in recent months, al Qaeda and its affiliates remain committed to conducting attacks inside the United States, and they constantly develop new tactics and techniques to penetrate our security measures...

We also confront the increasing use of the Internet for spreading extremist propaganda and for terrorist recruiting, training, and planning. Consider the impact of someone like Anwar Aulaqi—the Yemeni-based extremist. Fifteen years ago, Aulaqi’s means of communication were limited. Today, on the Internet, he has unlimited reach to individuals around the world, including those here at home.

In the past 10 years, al Qaeda’s online presence has become just as detrimental as its physical presence. As noted above, extremists are not limiting their use of the Internet to recruitment or radicalization; they are using it to incite terrorism. Thousands of extremist websites promote violence to an online worldwide audience predisposed to the extremist message. They are posting videos on how to build backpack bombs and bio-weapons. They are using social networking to link terrorist plotters and those seeking to carry out these plans

Liberals and others in denial about Rep. King's hearings on radicalization should stop reading at this point:
Along with traditional international terrorist groups, homegrown terrorists as well as domestic terrorist groups also pose a serious, rapidly evolving threat. There is no typical profile of a homegrown terrorist; their experiences and motivating factors vary widely.
FYI: we categorize "homegrown terrorists" as Americans who have been "radicalized" in such a way that they are inspired by an international terrorist organization. In this context, Mueller was talking about radicalized Muslims. Exactly what Rep. King was warning us about.

Don't believe me? The next two paragraphs:

In December, an FBI sting led to the arrest of a 21-year-old man for an alleged plot to bomb a military recruiting center in Catonsville, Maryland. Last November, an FBI sting operation resulted in the arrest of a 19-year-old Somali American student who allegedly attempted to detonate what he believed was a car bomb during a Christmas-tree lighting ceremony in Portland, Oregon. And last October, the FBI arrested a Pakistani American named Farooque Ahmed, who allegedly plotted to bomb subway stations in the Washington, D.C., Metro system.

The FBI also continues to see the phenomenon of American citizens who become radicalized and then travel overseas to take up arms with terrorist groups. A recent example is Zachary Chesser [see pic above], a Virginia man arrested last July while attempting to travel to Somalia, where he intended to join the terrorist organization al Shaabab as a foreign fighter. Last month he received a 25-year prison sentence. Another example is the "D.C. Five," a group of five young American men originally from Northern Virginia who traveled to Pakistan in late 2009. They were sentenced last June in Pakistan to 10 years in prison on terrorism-related charges. These cases raise the question whether other such young men will one day return home to the United States, and, if so, what they might undertake here.

Of course, these are only a few of the threats that federal law enforcement and homeland security officials have to deal with, and those are also addressed. The full text of Mueller's testimony is below.

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* Robert S. Mueller, III
* Director
* Federal Bureau of Investigation
* Statement Before the House Judiciary Committee
* Washington, D.C.
* March 16, 2011

Good morning, Chairman Smith, Ranking Member Conyers, and members of the committee. Thank you for the opportunity to appear before the committee today.

The FBI has never faced a more complex threat environment than it does today, whether one considers terrorism, espionage, cyber-based attacks, or traditional crimes. Indeed, during the past year, the FBI has faced an extraordinary range of national security and criminal threats.

There were last October’s attempted bombings on air cargo flights bound for the United States from Yemen, directed by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). There was last May’s attempted car bombing in Times Square, aided by Tehrik-e-Taliban in Pakistan (TTP). These two attempted attacks demonstrate how al Qaeda’s affiliates and allies have the intent to strike inside the United States.

We have also seen a number of terrorist plots by lone offenders, involving such possible targets as the home of former president George W. Bush; a Christmas-tree lighting ceremony in Portland; and subway stations in the Washington, D.C., Metro system.

There were the arrests last summer of 10 Russian spies, known as "illegals," who secretly blended into American society, committed to the long-term goal of clandestinely gathering information for Russia. There was the disclosure of thousands of classified United States diplomatic cables and other documents by WikiLeaks. There was the cyber intrusion at Google as well as countless other cyber incidents that threatened to undermine the integrity of the Internet and to victimize the businesses and people who rely on it.

There were billion-dollar investment and mortgage frauds that undermined the financial system and victimized investors, homeowners, and ultimately, taxpayers. There continued to be insidious health care scams involving false billings and fake treatments that endangered patients and fleeced government health care programs.

Continued violence on our Southwest border led to the murder last March of an American Consulate worker, her husband, and the spouse of another U.S. Consulate employee in Juarez, Mexico, as well as the shooting last month of two U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents in Mexico.

And throughout, there were serious corruption cases that undermined the public trust and violent gang cases that continued to endanger our communities.

As these examples demonstrate, the FBI’s mission to protect the American people has never been broader or more complex, and the demands on the FBI have never been greater.

Since the 9/11 attacks, the FBI has transformed itself into a threat-driven, intelligence-led national security agency whose highest priority is to protect our nation from terrorist attack. But terrorism is by no means our only priority. We have also expanded our capabilities to confront the increased threat of cyber-based attacks, and we continue to maintain our responsibilities for combating public corruption, transnational organized crime, major white-collar crime, and significant violent crimes.

The FBI’s transformation is an ongoing effort, and to meet all these challenges in the years to come, we will continue to need the full support of Congress.

Counterterrorism

Terrorism, in general, and al Qaeda and its affiliates in particular, continue to present the most significant threat to our national security. As we have seen in recent months, al Qaeda and its affiliates remain committed to conducting attacks inside the United States, and they constantly develop new tactics and techniques to penetrate our security measures.

While the risk posed by core al Qaeda is clear, organizations such as AQAP and TTP have emerged as significant threats, demonstrating both the intent and capability to attack the homeland as well as our citizens and interests abroad. Take, for example, the attempted 2009 Christmas Day airline bombing, which was directed by AQAP; or last May’s failed Times Square car bombing, an attack linked to support from the TTP, a militant group in Pakistan. In each case, these groups were able to recruit individuals committed to attacking the United States, and whose backgrounds were less likely to trigger security scrutiny.

AQAP also took responsibility for directing the attempt last October to send two packages containing plastic explosives and detonators on air cargo flights bound from Yemen to the United States.

We also confront the increasing use of the Internet for spreading extremist propaganda and for terrorist recruiting, training, and planning. Consider the impact of someone like Anwar Aulaqi—the Yemeni-based extremist. Fifteen years ago, Aulaqi’s means of communication were limited. Today, on the Internet, he has unlimited reach to individuals around the world, including those here at home.

In the past 10 years, al Qaeda’s online presence has become just as detrimental as its physical presence. As noted above, extremists are not limiting their use of the Internet to recruitment or radicalization; they are using it to incite terrorism. Thousands of extremist websites promote violence to an online worldwide audience predisposed to the extremist message. They are posting videos on how to build backpack bombs and bio-weapons. They are using social networking to link terrorist plotters and those seeking to carry out these plans

Along with traditional international terrorist groups, homegrown terrorists as well as domestic terrorist groups also pose a serious, rapidly evolving threat. There is no typical profile of a homegrown terrorist; their experiences and motivating factors vary widely.

In December, an FBI sting led to the arrest of a 21-year-old man for an alleged plot to bomb a military recruiting center in Catonsville, Maryland. Last November, an FBI sting operation resulted in the arrest of a 19-year-old Somali American student who allegedly attempted to detonate what he believed was a car bomb during a Christmas-tree lighting ceremony in Portland, Oregon. And last October, the FBI arrested a Pakistani American named Farooque Ahmed, who allegedly plotted to bomb subway stations in the Washington, D.C., Metro system.

The FBI also continues to see the phenomenon of American citizens who become radicalized and then travel overseas to take up arms with terrorist groups. A recent example is Zachary Chesser, a Virginia man arrested last July while attempting to travel to Somalia, where he intended to join the terrorist organization al Shaabab as a foreign fighter. Last month he received a 25-year prison sentence. Another example is the "D.C. Five," a group of five young American men originally from Northern Virginia who traveled to Pakistan in late 2009. They were sentenced last June in Pakistan to 10 years in prison on terrorism-related charges. These cases raise the question whether other such young men will one day return home to the United States, and, if so, what they might undertake here.

Finally, the FBI remains vigilant against the threat of attacks by domestic-based terror groups. In January, a pipe bomb was discovered during a Martin Luther King Day parade in Spokane, Washington. And last March, nine members of the Michigan-based Hutaree Militia were indicted for their alleged involvement in a plot to kill law enforcement officers and possibly civilians using illegal explosives and firearms.

In sum, we are seeing an increase in the sources of terrorism, a wider array of terrorist targets, and an evolution in terrorist tactics and means of communication—all of which makes the FBI’s job that much more difficult. These terrorist threats are diverse, far-reaching, and ever-changing. Combating them requires the FBI to continue improving our intelligence and investigative programs and to continue engaging our intelligence and law enforcement partners, both domestically and overseas. The FBI understands that protecting America requires the cooperation and understanding of the public. Since the 9/11 attacks, the FBI has developed an extensive outreach program to Muslim, South Asian, and Sikh communities to develop trust, address concerns, and dispel myths in those communities about the FBI and the U.S. government. As part of this effort, in 2009 the FBI established the Specialized Community Outreach Team, or SCOT, composed of special agents, analysts, community outreach specialists, and personnel with language or other specialized skills. This team assists field offices with establishing new contacts in key communities.

We encourage Congress to reauthorize the three critical FISA tools that will expire later this year: roving wiretap authority, access to business records under FISA, and the "lone wolf" provision. Two of these tools have been part of FISA since the USA PATRIOT Act was enacted nearly a decade ago, and the third has been in FISA since 2004. They have all been reauthorized several times. Each facilitates the collection of vital foreign intelligence and counterintelligence information to support our national security mission.

Cyber Security

Cyber threats to our national security are broad in nature, from acts of terrorism supported by the use of the Internet to economic espionage by foreign countries to sophisticated state-sponsored hackers. Such threats could compromise our national critical infrastructure, from energy, water, telecommunications, and transportation systems to financial services.

Cyber Threats

With regard to the terrorist use of the Internet, terrorists have not used the Internet to launch a full-scale cyber attack. But terrorist sympathizers have used the Internet to hide their communications, attempt denial-of-service attacks, and deface numerous websites. And while the damage may have been limited, such groups may attack for publicity or impact and they are becoming more adept at both.

The FBI, with our partners in the intelligence community, believes that the threat from the terrorist use of the Internet is a growing terrorist threat area. We speculate they will either train their own recruits or hire outsiders, with an eye toward leveraging physical attacks with use of the Internet.

The cyber threat is equally significant with regard to counterintelligence intrusions and economic espionage. Today, our adversaries sit within our networks, often unknown and undetected. They may be nation-state actors or mercenaries for hire, rogue hackers or transnational criminal syndicates.

These hackers actively target both government and corporate networks. They seek our technology and our trade secrets, our intelligence and our intellectual property, even our military weapons and strategies.

The FBI is actively pursuing each of these threats. We have cyber squads in each of our 56 field offices around the country, with more than 1,000 specially trained agents, analysts, and digital forensic examiners. Together, they run complex undercover operations and examine digital evidence. They share information with our law enforcement and intelligence partners, including the Secret Service, which also has strong capabilities in this area. And they teach their counterparts—both at home and abroad—how best to investigate cyber threats.

But the FBI cannot do it alone. The National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force includes 20 law enforcement and intelligence agencies, working side by side to share intelligence and to identify key players and schemes. The goal is to predict and prevent what is on the horizon, and to pursue the enterprises behind these attacks. Last year’s takedown of the Mariposa botnet is but one example of that collaboration. As you may know, Mariposa was an information-stealing botnet—one that infected millions of computers, including major banks and other Fortune 1000 companies. And this case, like so many others, emphasized the need for global cooperation. We look forward to working with Congress as it considers whether it should enact legislation requiring companies to report significant breaches of their network security to the FBI and other law enforcement agencies in real time. Such a requirement would promote coordination between appropriate agencies to investigate intrusions, identify the bad actors, and take actions to prevent further damage.

We have more than 60 FBI legat offices around the world, sharing information and coordinating joint investigations with our host countries. And we have special agents embedded with police forces in Romania, Estonia, and the Netherlands, to name just a few. With our partners in the United Kingdom, Germany, and Turkey, we dismantled Darkmarket, one of the most sophisticated online criminal syndicates—and one of the forerunners in using the Internet to buy and sell stolen financial data. We must continue to press forward, country by country, and company by company.

Apart from the national security threat posed by cyber criminals, we confront traditional crime that has migrated and, indeed, flourished, on the Internet, from crimes against children to fraud.

Innocent Images National Initiative

The Innocent Images National Initiative (IINI), a component of the FBI’s cyber crime program, is an intelligence-driven, multi-agency operation combating the proliferation of online child pornography and child exploitation. The mission of the IINI is to reduce the vulnerability of children to acts of sexual exploitation and abuse facilitated through computers; to identify and rescue child victims; to investigate and prosecute sexual predators who use the Internet to exploit children for personal or financial gain; and to strengthen the capabilities of federal, state, local, and international law enforcement through training and investigative assistance.

From 1996 to 2009, child exploitation investigations in the FBI increased more than 2,500 percent. IINI currently has more than 6,000 child pornography cases. During fiscal year (FY) 2009 and FY 2010, we made more than 2,000 arrests and obtained more than 2,500 convictions. We also identified 246 children exploited in child pornography in FY 2010.

The Innocent Images International Task Force brings together law enforcement from around the world to prevent and prosecute online child exploitation. Currently, nearly 100 international officers from 42 countries participate on the task force, which allows for the real-time transfer of information and coordination of cases.

One such investigation, dubbed Operation Achilles, involved our partners in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Belgium, Italy, and Britain. The three-year investigation uncovered suspects who traded more than 400,000 images of children, many depicting acts of violence and torture. Forty children were rescued, four websites were shut down, and 22 members of the ring were arrested. Fourteen of the 22 members were Americans who were successfully prosecuted by the Justice Department’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (Criminal Division) and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Florida.

Internet Fraud

With regard to Internet fraud, the 2010 Internet Crime Report was released in February. Last year, the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) received more than 300,000 complaints of Internet crime, the second-highest total in IC3’s history. The IC3 is a partnership between the FBI and the National White Collar Crime Center. Since its creation in 2000, IC3 has received more than two million Internet crime complaints.

Last year, IC3 referred more than 120,000 complaints to law enforcement for further investigation. New technology developed for IC3 enables investigators to share information and collaborate on cases that cross jurisdictions, as nearly all cyber crime cases do. IC3 analysts also provide support for investigative efforts.

The IC3 is a unique resource for federal, state, and local law enforcement to intake cases efficiently; find patterns in what might appear to be isolated incidents; combine multiple smaller crime reports into larger, higher priority cases; and ultimately bring cyber criminals to justice.

Counterintelligence

The foreign intelligence threat to the United States continues unabated, from traditional means such as last year’s arrest of a network of Russian spies living in the United States, to more contemporary methods of tradecraft. Foreign intelligence services continue to target political and military intelligence as well as information from economic institutions, both in and outside government. Foreign adversaries, however, do not rely on traditional agent networks alone—they are increasingly making use of non-traditional collectors, such as students, visiting scholars and scientists, and business people.

To counter this threat, the FBI relies on long-standing counterintelligence programs and methods. But we have also developed the National Strategy for Counterintelligence to deter and disrupt more modern counterintelligence threats. Its success relies heavily on strategic partnerships to determine and safeguard those technologies that, if compromised, would result in catastrophic losses to national security. Through our relationships with businesses, academia, and U.S. government agencies, the FBI and its counterintelligence partners can identify and effectively protect projects of great importance to the U.S. government.

With the ongoing WikiLeaks disclosure of classified information, we must also be concerned with insider threat capabilities to gather information for unauthorized disclosure.

The FBI began a review more than a year ago, not related to WikiLeaks events, of information and network access policies through its Information Sharing Policy Board, to better balance policies governing the "need to know" with the "responsibility to share." We wanted to ensure that FBI policy enabled appropriate internal and external sharing, and that statutory and Department of Justice guidance was applied throughout the FBI.

As a result, the FBI has reaffirmed its policy of restricting access to its classified networks and allowing direct access to FBI databases or internal share sites from external networks only when appropriate. We also maintain strict rules governing information sharing to protect the privacy of data related to U.S. persons across the different security and information domains. We have instituted strict enforcement of internal access to restricted data, ensuring information systems and discovery applications use the same access policies.

This past December, as a result of the WikiLeaks investigation, the FBI’s Inspection Division began a review of policy compliance within the FBI, especially regarding access to restricted files. The Security Division issued a series of bulletins reminding employees of their responsibility to protect all information, and accelerated deployment of data protection mechanisms, including stricter enforcement of removable media use, the blocking of unauthorized devices, and increased monitoring of data movement throughout the Bureau.

Criminal Programs

While national security remains our top priority, criminal programs are a key component of our core mission. And we must recognize that national security is as much about keeping our streets safe from crime as it is about protecting the United States from terrorist attack.

The Uniform Crime Report indicates that crime rates continue to fall in cities across the country. But these numbers may not necessarily reflect what we are seeing on our streets. We confront migrating gang activity, violence and corruption on the Southwest border, international organized crime, white-collar crime, public corruption, and increasing sophistication in both mortgage fraud and health care fraud.

Financial crime, ranging from mortgage and health care fraud to corporate fraud and public corruption, continues to pose a significant threat to our financial systems. These frauds directly victimize millions of taxpayers, homeowners, shareholders, and everyday citizens alike.

Mortgage Fraud

In FY 2010, we had more than 3,000 pending mortgage fraud investigations—compared to roughly 700 cases in 2005. Nearly 70 percent of those investigations exceed losses of more than $1 million each.

The FBI currently has 27 Mortgage Fraud Task Forces and 67 Mortgage Fraud Working Groups nationwide. With representatives of federal, state, and local law enforcement, these teams are strategically placed in mortgage fraud "hot spots" across the country. The FBI also has created the National Mortgage Fraud Team, which oversees the national mortgage fraud program, ensuring that we maximize limited resources, pinpoint the most egregious offenders, and identify emerging trends before they flourish. We must also continue to raise public awareness of mortgage fraud schemes, to better prevent fraud in the first place.

Health Care Fraud

The focus on health care fraud is no less important. The federal government spends hundreds of billions of dollars every year to fund Medicare and other government health care programs, and taxpayers rightly expect these funds to be used to provide health care to senior citizens, children, low-income individuals, and disabled individuals. Most medical professionals, providers, and suppliers work hard to comply with the rules. But too many in the health care industry commit schemes that cheat taxpayers and patients alike and defraud Medicare and other government programs.

Together with our partners in the Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Services, the FBI is fighting back. In FY 2010, we recovered a record $4 billion on behalf of taxpayers. This represents an approximate $1.47 billion, or 57 percent, increase over the amount recovered in FY 2009, which was itself a record amount. Indeed, over the past three years, we have collectively recovered an average of nearly $7 for every dollar expended. In FY 2010, the Department of Justice brought criminal health care fraud charges against 931 defendants, the most ever in a single fiscal year, and we obtained 726 convictions, also a record. And the FBI continues to investigate nearly 2,600 cases of health care fraud.

For example, in February 2011, the Medicare Fraud Strike Force—a partnership between the Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Services—charged more than 100 defendants in nine cities, including doctors, nurses, health care companies, and executives, for their alleged participation in Medicare fraud schemes involving more than $225 million in false billing. By all accounts, this stands as the largest federal health care fraud takedown in history.

But these strike forces are only part of the FBI’s overall health care fraud efforts. The FBI is the only government investigative entity with jurisdiction over both public and private health care programs, and we are uniquely positioned to investigate a broad spectrum of health care fraud activity—from those who defraud Medicare to individuals committing complex schemes against private insurers such as we saw committed against AFLAC in 2010. Agents and analysts are using intelligence to identify emerging schemes; they are developing new techniques to help mitigate the threat. We are using undercover operations and wiretaps, not only to collect evidence for prosecution, but to cut off the heads of these criminal enterprises so they cannot flourish elsewhere. We have dismantled dozens of criminal enterprises engaged in widespread health care fraud, and we have sought seizures and forfeitures to recover program funds.

Corporate Fraud

The FBI and its law enforcement partners continue to uncover major frauds and Ponzi schemes. At the end of FY 2010, the FBI had more than 2,300 active corporate and securities fraud investigations.

In December 2010, President Obama’s interagency Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force announced the results of Operation Broken Trust, which highlighted the prevalence of a wide range of investment fraud schemes around the country during a three-and-a-half-month period. This enforcement effort included investigations with hundreds of defendants who committed fraud schemes involving more than 120,000 victims and estimated losses totaling more than $8 billion.

With regard to high-level executive prosecutions, a few notable cases highlight our commitment to finding and convicting those individuals who may have contributed to the recent financial crisis.

In June 2010, Lee Farkas, former chairman of Taylor, Bean, and Whitaker (TBW), a large mortgage origination company, was charged with a $1.9 billion fraud that contributed to the failure of Colonial Bank, one of the largest banks in the United States and the sixth largest bank failure in the country. His trial is scheduled for later this year. On March 2, 2011, Catherine Kissick, a former senior vice president of Colonial Bank and head of its mortgage warehouse lending division, pled guilty to conspiring to commit bank, wire, and securities fraud. She faces a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison. And on February 24, 2011, Desiree Brown, the former treasurer of TBW, pled guilty to conspiring to commit bank, wire, and securities fraud for her role in this fraud scheme.

On February 25, 2011, Michael McGrath, former president and owner of U.S. Mortgage Corporation, formerly one of the largest private residential mortgage companies in New Jersey, was sentenced to 14 years in prison for his role in perpetrating a corporate fraud scheme involving the double selling of mortgage loans to Fannie Mae, which resulted in losses in excess of $100 million. And in October 2010, Jeffrey Thompson, former president of Hume Bank, pled guilty to making false statements to the FDIC as part of a bank fraud scheme that caused such significant losses that the bank was pushed into insolvency. Thompson faces a sentence of up to 30 years in federal prison without parole, plus a fine up to $1 million and an order of restitution.

These are just a few examples of the thousands of financial fraud investigations ongoing at the FBI and conducted in conjunction with the administration’s Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force.

Public Corruption

The FBI recognizes that fighting public corruption is vital to preserving our democracy, protecting our borders, and securing our communities. Indeed, public corruption remains our top criminal priority.

On October 10, 2010, 89 law enforcement officers and 44 others were arrested and charged in Puerto Rico as part of Operation Guard Shack, the largest police corruption investigation in the history of the FBI. Close to 750 FBI agents were flown in to Puerto Rico from across the country to assist in the arrests. This two-year multi-jurisdictional, multi-agency operation sent a powerful message—that corruption among our public officials will not be tolerated.

The FBI is also working to confront international contract corruption. The FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division joined with our federal law enforcement partners to stand up the International Contract Corruption Task Force (ICCTF), which includes all fraud against the U.S. government where the illegal conduct occurred outside the United States and involves United States persons or funds. Since 2004, the ICCTF has initiated nearly 800 investigations in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Kuwait.

For example, in December 2009, Major John Lee Cockerham, Jr., a former U.S. Army contracting officer, was sentenced to more than 17 years for his participation in a bribery and money-laundering scheme related to bribes paid for contracts awarded in support of the Iraq war. Cockerham was convicted of receiving favors, cash, and items of value from contractors in exchange for favorable treatment and consideration on contracts awarded in Iraq and Kuwait. Once he agreed to take money in exchange for awarding contracts, Cockerham directed the contractors to pay his wife, sister, and others to hide the fact that contractors were paying bribes. His wife has since been sentenced to 41 months in prison. His sister received 70 months for her role in the scheme. The total restitution orders included more than $14 million.

As Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer noted in his January 2011 testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, the Department of Justice and the FBI are also steadfastly pursuing corporate corruption and bribery in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). This corruption and bribery works to the detriment of us all, undermining the transparency and honesty of corporate culture. In 2010, we recovered over $1 billion through resolutions of FCPA investigations, more than in any other year in the history of our FCPA enforcement efforts.

Gang Violence

Every day, violent gangs infiltrate new neighborhoods, new schools, and new street corners. Gangs are no longer limited to urban areas, but have migrated to more rural settings, from Billings, Montana and Salt Lake City, Utah to Charlotte, North Carolina and Omaha, Nebraska. Gangs have also infiltrated our prisons and even the military. Gangs have diversified from drug running and petty crime to armed robbery, home invasions, mortgage and health care fraud, and even human trafficking. The economic impact of their criminal activity is estimated to be $5 billion each year.

We have over 230 Violent Gang, Safe Streets, and Safe Trails Task Forces across the country. Through these task forces, we identify and target major groups operating as criminal enterprises. Much of our intelligence comes from our state and local law enforcement partners, who know their communities inside and out. We are using enhanced surveillance and embedded sources to track these gangs and to identify emerging trends. In the past six months, we have arrested more than 3,500 gang members. To date, we have obtained more than 1,400 convictions. And we have recovered roughly $19 million in forfeitures and seizures. Additionally, the FBI is a strong participant in GangTECC, a DOJ multi-agency gang coordination initiative.

By conducting these multi-subject and multi-jurisdictional investigations, the FBI can concentrate on high-level groups engaged in patterns of racketeering. This investigative model enables us to target senior gang leadership and to develop enterprise-based prosecutions.

Organized Crime

We are also concerned with the increased presence and impact of international organized criminal enterprises. Some believe that organized crime is a thing of the past. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Traditional criminal syndicates still con, extort, and intimidate American citizens. On January 20, 2011, we arrested nearly 130 members of La Cosa Nostra in New York, New Jersey, and New England. And we will continue to work with our state and local partners to end La Cosa Nostra’s lifelong practice of crime and undue influence.

But we have seen a shift from regional families with clear structures to flat, fluid networks with global reach. These international enterprises are running multi-national, multi-billion-dollar schemes from start to finish. In an October 13, 2010, health care fraud takedown, 73 members and associates of organized crime groups (for example, the Mirzoyan-Terdjanian Organization) were among those indicted for more than $163 million in health care fraud crimes. Among the defendants charged is Armen Kazarian, who is alleged to be a "vory-v-zakone," a term translated as "thief-in-law" and referring to a member of a select group of high-level criminals from Russia and the countries previously part of the former Soviet Union, including Armenia.

On September 16, 2010, 44 members of a Chinese/Korean criminal enterprise involved in a highly sophisticated fraudulent document and identity theft operation were arrested in New Jersey and New York. The charges included aggravated identity theft, passport fraud, bank fraud, and tax evasion. The investigation was spawned by a Chicago investigation, which resulted in arrests of 30 members of an Asian criminal enterprise involved in the manufacture and distribution of "identity sets." Each identity set consisted of an altered People’s Republic of China passport and an authentic Social Security number. DHS estimates the actual damage inflicted by the "586" fraud network to be in the vicinity of $400 million to $500 million since mid-2006, reflecting a significant economic impact on citizens and financial institutions in the United States.

We are also taking a hard look at other groups around the world, including West African and Southeast Asian organized crime. We are sharing that intelligence with our partners who, in turn, will add their own information. The goal is to combine our resources and our expertise to gain a full understanding of each group and to better understand what we must do, together, to put them out of business. The FBI is also contributing to this end through its participation in the International Organized Crime Intelligence Operations Center.

Violence and Corruption Along the Southwest Border

The U.S. border with Mexico extends nearly 2,000 miles, from San Diego, California, to Brownsville, Texas. At too many points along the way, drug cartels transport kilos of cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, and marijuana; gangs kidnap and murder innocent civilians; and traffickers smuggle human cargo and corrupt public officials line their pockets by looking the other way—any one of these offenses represents a challenge for law enforcement. The severity of this problem is highlighted by the following statistics:

* Between $18 billion and $39 billion flows annually from the United States across the Southwest border to enrich the Mexican drug cartels.
* There were over 3,000 drug-related murders in Juarez, Mexico in 2010.
* There were over 34,600 drug-related murders in all of Mexico from December 2006 to December 2010.
* It is estimated that 95 percent of all South American cocaine that moves from South America to the United States goes through Mexico.
* 701,000 kilograms of marijuana were seized during the first five months of 2010 in Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas.

To address corruption on the Southwest border, we have 13 Border Corruption Task Forces with roughly 120 agents in FBI field offices in the region, and one National Border Corruption Task Force at FBI Headquarters to direct these efforts. We have border liaison officers who work one-on-one with their law enforcement counterparts in Mexico.

To address security along the Southwest border, we have developed an intelligence-led, cross-programmatic strategy to penetrate, disrupt, and dismantle the most dangerous organizations and bring top criminals to justice. This strategy begins with the deployment of hybrid squads in hot spots throughout the area, from Albuquerque, El Paso, and San Antonio to Dallas, Phoenix, and San Diego.

The goal of the hybrid squad model is to bring expertise from multiple criminal programs into these dynamic, multi-faceted threats and then target, disrupt, and dismantle these organizations. Hybrid squads consist of multi-disciplinary teams of special agents, intelligence analysts, staff operations specialists, and other professionals. The agent composition on the squads provides different backgrounds and functional expertise, ranging from gang activity and violent crime to public corruption.

Our first success with these hybrid squads came in July 2010 with Operation Luz Verde, which resulted in the arrest of 43 individuals affiliated with the Arellano Felix drug trafficking organization, including a high-ranking official in the Baja Attorney General’s Office.

The recent focus on Barrio Azteca, one of the narcotics-focused gangs responsible for the violence in cities like Juarez, Mexico, illustrates this approach. Barrio Azteca has been tied to drug trafficking, prostitution, extortion, assaults, murder, and the retail sale of drugs. Most recently, the gang was linked to the murder of a U.S. Consulate employee, her husband, and the spouse of another U.S. Consulate employee in Juarez.

The FBI has been working closely with the Department of Homeland Security in a joint effort to investigate the attack against two ICE special agents in Mexico on February 15, 2011, by suspected members of a Mexican drug trafficking organization. Jaime Zapata and Victor Avila were ambushed while traveling from Matehuala, Mexico to Mexico City in an armored vehicle with diplomatic license plates. Agent Zapata was killed in the attack. The Department of Justice created a joint task force to investigate these shootings, with the FBI as the lead task force agency. On February 24, 2011, Mexican law enforcement detained six individuals in connection with the shooting.

Crimes Against Children

Child prostitution remains one of our most serious problems. In June 2003, the FBI, the Department of Justice Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children joined forces to launch the Innocence Lost National Initiative (ILNI), targeting the growing problem of domestic sex trafficking of children in the United States. Each of the ILNI’s 41 task forces and working groups throughout the United States include federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies working in tandem with U.S. Attorney’s Offices.

The FBI’s Crimes Against Children Unit also coordinates an ongoing national sting operation entitled Operation Cross Country to combat domestic sex trafficking of children. ILNI task forces and working groups in 54 cities have participated in the operation by targeting venues such as the street tracks, truck stops, motels, and casinos where children are typically prostituted.

Through Operation Cross Country, more than 2,100 law enforcement officers have joined together to rescue child victims and apprehend those who victimize them. As a result, 248 child victims have been safely recovered during Operation Cross Country phases I through V, and we have arrested 322 pimps engaged in the commercial sexual exploitation of children. For example, in November 2010, in Operation Cross Country V, the FBI and other agencies recovered 70 children and executed 885 arrests, including 99 pimps.

To date, the ILNI has resulted in more than 600 federal and state convictions and the location and recovery of more than 1,300 children. Together, we have obtained substantial sentences for those convicted, including six life sentences and numerous others ranging from 25-45 years.

Indian Country

The FBI has the primary federal law enforcement authority for felony crimes in Indian Country. Even with demands from other threats, Indian Country law enforcement remains a priority for the FBI. Last year, the FBI handled more than 2,400 Indian Country investigations throughout the nation.

Approximately 75 percent of all FBI Indian Country investigations involve homicide, crimes against children, or felony assaults. Available statistics indicate that American Indians and Alaska natives suffer violent crime at far greater rates than other Americans. Violence against native women and children is a particular problem, with some counties facing murder rates against native women well over 10 times the national average.* In addition to violence, there is a significant emerging threat from fraud and other white-collar crimes committed against tribally run gaming facilities.

Currently, the FBI has 18 Safe Trails Task Forces focused on drugs, gangs, and violent crimes in Indian Country. The gang threat on Indian reservations has become evident to the tribal community leaders and gang-related violent crime is reported to be increasing. Tribal community leaders have reported that some youth are bringing back gang ideology from major cities and that drug trafficking organizations are recruiting tribal members.

The FBI’s Indian Country Special Crimes Unit works with the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services to sponsor and promote core training for investigators. The FBI provides training for state, local, tribal, and federal investigators regarding gang assessment, crime scene processing, child abuse investigations, forensic interviewing of children, homicide investigations, interviewing and interrogation, and Indian gaming. Furthermore, the FBI’s Office of Victim Assistance dedicates a significant number of victim specialists to Indian Country to assist the victims of these crimes.

Information Technology

The FBI continues to improve how we collect, analyze, and share information using technology. Intelligence provides the information we need, but technology further enables us to find the patterns and connections in that intelligence. Through sophisticated, searchable databases, we are working to track down known and suspected terrorists through biographical information, travel histories, and financial records. We then share that information with those who need it, when they need it.

Earlier this month, the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division started using the Next Generation Identification (NGI) System—new technology that will enhance our ability to more quickly and efficiently identify criminals and terrorists, here at home and around the world. With NGI, we are incrementally replacing the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System, which provides automated fingerprint and latent search capabilities to more than 18,000 law enforcement and criminal justice partners, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. With this new technology, we will have the ability to process fingerprint transactions much faster and with more accuracy.

We are also working to better integrate data sets throughout the Bureau. For example, the FBI has developed the Data Integration and Visualization System (DIVS), with the goal to prioritize and more effectively integrate nearly 200 datasets across the Bureau. The FBI currently has investigative data that is stored and accessed in multiple systems. As a consequence, our personnel are spending too much time hunting for data, leaving them less time to analyze that data to stay ahead of threats.

DIVS provides single sign-on, role-based access controls to analyze and link all FBI data that the user is lawfully allowed to see and will provide the means to efficiently feed FBI Secret data to the FBI Top Secret system. DIVS will not only significantly improve users’ efficiency in searching multiple databases, it will ultimately help reduce or eliminate redundant data systems.

Finally, I would like to touch on the Sentinel program. The first two phases of the Sentinel case management system have been deployed and are used by thousands of agents, analysts, and supervisors to access, retrieve, and manage information necessary for FBI operations. The FBI is using agile software development processes to build on the existing program and complete the additional capabilities and functionality of Sentinel.

The Sentinel development team is working in two-week sprints to finish the project. Every two weeks, new capabilities are demonstrated to the FBI’s senior executives, with formal monthly updates to the Department of Justice. These smaller development teams provide more flexibility in prioritizing our requirements, incorporating user feedback more quickly, and meeting our goals, step by step. The next significant functions are scheduled to be in place in April 2011, with Sentinel scheduled to be operational in September 2011.

One lesson we have learned in recent years is the need to ensure that as new technology is introduced into the marketplace, the FBI and its law enforcement partners maintain the technical capabilities to keep pace. In the ever-changing world of modern communications technologies, however, the FBI and other government agencies are facing a potentially widening gap between our legal authority to intercept electronic communications pursuant to a court order and our practical ability to actually intercept those communications.

As the gap between authority and capabilities widens, the federal government is increasingly unable to collect valuable evidence in cases ranging from child exploitation and pornography to organized crime and drug trafficking to terrorism and espionage—evidence that a court has authorized us to collect. We need to ensure that our capability to execute lawful court orders to intercept communications does not diminish as the volume and complexity of communications technologies expand.

Similarly, our investigations can be stymied by the records preservations practices of private communications providers. Current law does not require telephone companies and Internet service providers to retain customer subscriber information and source and destination data for any set period of time. This has resulted in an absence of data that may hinder crucial evidence in a child exploitation cases, terrorism, online piracy, computer hacking, and other privacy-related crimes, for example. We look forward to continuing to work with Congress as it considers whether legal changes are needed, and to ensure that any such changes are narrowly tailored to provide targeted government access to information consistent with the protection of privacy and civil liberties.

Conclusion

I appreciate the opportunity to review some of the FBI’s recent work responding to the complex and far-ranging threats we face today. I also want to thank the committee for your continued support of the FBI’s mission, which has been essential to our ability to meet these diverse challenges. We will continue to need your support to complete the Bureau’s transformation and to meet the full responsibilities of our mission.

I look forward to working with the committee during the remainder of my tenure as Director to improve the FBI and strengthen its ability to keep the nation safe. I would be happy to answer any questions that you may have.

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Source: FBI Blog. Yes, the FBI has a blog!

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 02:37 PM | Comments |

Help Michelle

This really sucks. Michelle Malkin has been a friend to me for as long as she's been blogging. Her family is now looking for donations to help them defray some of the costs of looking for her cousin Marizela who went missing in the Seattle area. The donation information is here. There is no paypal option (which would be helpful Michelle!), but they are accepting checks.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 02:04 PM | Comments |

Mustache of Understanding

"Mashoom's mustache physically excites me!"
~ Emerson "Goatly" Begolly

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By DMartyr at 02:03 PM | Comments |

Palestinian Authority TV host greets planner of bombing that killed 19 with "honor and admiration"

Free Free US tax dollars from Palestine!

Per PalWatch: "Note: Girl's father, Fahami Mashahara, was the driver of a suicide bomber in Jerusalem in 2002. 19 Israelis were killed in the terror attack".

By Stable Hand at 12:59 PM | Comments |

Sharia For Dummies

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By the great, and very brave, Nonie Darwish. She disputes Ground Zero Mosque Imam Rauf's statement that the U.S. Constitution is Sharia compliant with this primer:

1- Jihad defined as “to war against non-Muslims to establish the religion” is the duty of every Muslim and Muslim head of state (Caliph). Muslim Caliphs who refuse jihad are in violation of Sharia and unfit to rule.

2- A Caliph can hold office through seizure of power meaning through force.

3- A Caliph is exempt from being charged with serious crimes such as murder, adultery, robbery, theft, drinking and in some cases of rape.

4- A percentage of Zakat (alms) must go towards jihad.

5- It is obligatory to obey the commands of the Caliph, even if he is unjust.

6- A caliph must be a Muslim, a non-slave and a male.

7- The Muslim public must remove the Caliph in one case, if he rejects Islam.

8- A Muslim who leaves Islam must be killed immediately.

9- A Muslim will be forgiven for murder of : 1) an apostasy 2) an adulterer 3) a highway robber. Making vigilante street justice and honor killing acceptable.

10- A Muslim will not get the death penalty if he kills a non-Muslim.

11- Sharia never abolished slavery and sexual slavery and highly regulates it. A master will not be punished for killing his slave.

12- Sharia dictates death by stoning, beheading, amputation of limbs, flogging and other forms of cruel and unusual punishments even for crimes of sin such as adultery.

13- Non-Muslims are not equal to Muslims and must comply to Sharia if they are to remain safe. They are forbidden to marry Muslim women, publicly display wine or pork, recite their scriptures or openly celebrate their religious holidays or funerals. They are forbidden from building new churches or building them higher than mosques. They may not enter a mosque without permission. A non-Muslim is no longer protected if he commits adultery with a Muslim woman or if he leads a Muslim away from Islam.

14- It is a crime for a non-Muslim to sell weapons to someone who will use them against Muslims. Non-Muslims cannot curse a Muslim, say anything derogatory about Allah, the Prophet, or Islam, or expose the weak points of Muslims. However, the opposite is not true for Muslims.

15- A non-Muslim cannot inherit from a Muslim.

16- Banks must be Sharia compliant and interest is not allowed.

17- No testimony in court is acceptable from people of low-level jobs, such as street sweepers or a bathhouse attendant. Women in such low level jobs such as professional funeral mourners cannot keep custody of their children in case of divorce.

18- A non-Muslim cannot rule even over a non-Muslims minority.

19- Homosexuality is punishable by death.

20- There is no age limit for marriage of girls under Sharia. The marriage contract can take place anytime after birth and consummated at age 8 or 9.

21- Rebelliousness on the part of the wife nullifies the husband’s obligation to support her, gives him permission to beat her and keep her from leaving the home.

22- Divorce is only in the hands of the husband and is as easy as saying: “I divorce you” and becomes effective even if the husband did not intend it.

23- There is no community property between husband and wife and the husband’s property does not automatically go to the wife after his death.

24- A woman inherits half what a man inherits.

25- A man has the right to have up to 4 wives and she has no right to divorce him even if he is polygamous.

26- The dowry is given in exchange for the woman’s sexual organs.

27- A man is allowed to have sex with slave women and women captured in battle, and if the enslaved woman is married her marriage is annulled.

28- The testimony of a woman in court is half the value of a man.

29- A woman looses custody if she remarries.

30- To prove rape, a woman must have 4 male witnesses.

31- A rapist may only be required to pay the bride-money (dowry) without marrying the rape victim.

32- A Muslim woman must cover every inch of her body which is considered “Awrah,” a sexual organ. Some schools of Sharia allow the face and some don’t.

33- A Muslim man is forgiven if he kills his wife caught in the act of adultery. However, the opposite is not true for women since he “could be married to the woman he was caught with.”

The above are clear cut laws in Islam decided by great Imams after years of examination and interpretation of the Quran, Hadith and Mohammed’s life. Now let the learned Imam Rauf tell us what part of the above is compliant with the US constitution?

By DMartyr at 12:21 PM | Comments |

Pakistan: Christian Convicted of Blasphemy Found Dead in Karachi Jail

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Qamar David joins the mounting toll of Pakistani deaths due to blasphemy charges

Qamar David, a Pakistani Christian serving a life sentence for blasphemy against Islam, was found dead in his Karachi jail cell yesterday. David, in prison since 2002, was sentenced for allegedly sending derogatory text messages about the Prophet Mohammad, though his lawyer maintains that the charges were motivated by a business rivalry. He was 55 years old and the father of four sons.

Authorities report that he died of a heart attack, but it is widely suspected that he was murdered by radical Muslims who, in recent months, have sought by violent means to defend Pakistan’s controversial blasphemy laws.

Feck the pedophile droplet Mohammed!

By Stable Hand at 12:06 PM | Comments |

Al Qaeda Man Gets Death Penalty for Murdering American (AQIM netting millions from ransom payments)

Good news: A member of al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) convicted of murdering American aide worker Christopher Leggett was given the death penalty. The group murdered Leggett for the alleged "crime" of preaching the gospel of Jesus.

Bad new: His two accomplices only got life in prison.

Worse news: The European policy of paying ransom to AQIM has netted the group $18 million dollars

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:38 AM | Comments |

Gaza: Mujahideen Work Accident

Direct hit is a beotch to mujahideen

Earlier today, IAF aircraft targeted a terror activity site in the Central Gaza Strip. A direct hit was confirmed.

The targeting of the terror activity site was in response to this morning’s firing of a military-use projectile at the Sdot Negev Regional Council, home to approximately 8,000 residents.

By Stable Hand at 11:29 AM | Comments |

Free Persia from Muslim Occupation!

Today in history: Muslims invaded Zoroastrian Persia.

Muslims out of Persia! End the occupation!! Blah blah blah blah.

Thanks to her royal whyness.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:57 AM | Comments |

Aim in General Direction. Light Fuse. RUN AWAY!!

I'm tempted to ask you not to smack down this al Qaeda propaganda video on YouTube. Seriously, you're just making yourselves look bad. But knowing the IQ of the average Islamist makes me think you should flag it anyway.

Related:
Terrorism 101: Day 1-Meet your classmates @Google/YT Jihad University

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:44 AM | Comments |

Raymond Davis is Free! (Updated/Bumped: Blood Money Paid to Family)

raymond_davis_protest.jpgMultiple sources confirm he was charged, released and is now in or en route to London.

He was arrested in Pakistan after an incident in which he defended himself in an apparent robbery or attempt on his life. Several people died in the incident. He was accused of murder and of being a CIA operative by Pakistan.

Today he was charged with murder, but by the end of the day an agreement was apparently struck for his freedom. Reports are that blood money was exchanged and he was freed.

Cue Islamic Rage Boy in 5....4....3....

Hat Tip: Jane.

UPDATE by Rusty: ABC News:

Raymond Davis, a CIA contractor held in Pakistan after a deadly shooting incident in January, was freed today and is on his way home, U.S. and Pakistani officials said.

Davis was released from detention after around $700,000 was paid to each family of the two men allegedly shot and killed by Davis, totaling around $1.4 million, a lawyer involved in the case told ABC News.

The State Department then goes on to thank the "victims". Since when are two armed men chasing a CIA operative "victims"?

Updated by Howie again: There is a bit of riot footage here in this video.


By Howie at 10:20 AM | Comments |

Vanessa Hudgens Lesbian Kiss Scandal

I would characterize it as Good Gay.

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Anyway there is some big scandal about more nude photos of her on the web. Its said that she was 17 at the time the pics were taken. This one is not only good gay but PG13.

There is more here for those who are really interested.

By Howie at 09:21 AM | Comments |

IDF Boarding the Victoria

A short while ago, the Israeli Navy intercepted the cargo vessel "Victoria" loaded with various weaponry. According to assessments, the weaponry on-board the vessel was intended for the use of terror organizations operating in the Gaza Strip. The vessel, flying under a Liberian flag, was intercepted some 200 miles west of Israel's coast. This incident was part of the Navy's routine activity to maintain security and prevent arms smuggling, in light of IDF security assessments.

The ship's crew complied with the Navy's request, and was boarded without incident. The "Victoria" is now sailing towards the Ashdod Port in Israel where its contents will be examined.

By Howie at 06:52 AM | Comments |

Another Day Another Leak at Japan's Nuclear Sites

CNN:

Officials asked workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant to evacuate temporarily Wednesday after a white cloud of smoke rose above the plant and radiation levels spiked.

Workers were "asked to withdraw to a safe area," Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said. Authorities later allowed them to return after radiation levels fell, the Tokyo Electric Power Company said.

Radiation levels at the plant have surged and dropped repeatedly over the past few days. The most recent spike "probably" occurred "because the containment vessel in reactor No. 3 has been damaged," a spokesman for Japan's nuclear safety agency later told reporters.

As authorities continued to analyze the situation, a Japanese self defense forces helicopter aborted its mission to head to the site to drop water over the reactor from above because of radiation levels in the area, Japanese public broadcaster NHK reported.

I have a very bad feeling about this.

Now Japan says that two containment vessels have been breached, not one.

Lovely.

By Howie at 05:34 AM | Comments |

Rocket Man's Stash Discovered

CNN:

NASA's Inspector General's Office says an investigation is under way after a white powdery substance found at the Kennedy Space Center tested positive for cocaine.

"Law enforcement personnel field tested the substance, which indicated a positive test for cocaine," said Renee Juhans, an executive officer with the office.

"The substance is now at an accredited crime lab for further testing," she said.
Juhans said that 4.2 grams of a white powdery substance was found in a NASA facility March 7. She could not confirm where, at the Kennedy Space Center, the drug was found.

Who let Edison in there? Obviously someone is sneaking a little bit in and hiding it so they won't have to carry it through inspection every day. Second time.....

Its probably not the janitor, as he can't afford it and keeps turning it in.

By Howie at 05:30 AM | Comments |

March 15, 2011

Uh-oh: Emerson Begolly's Nazi Father had Stolen Guns

Note to Mr. Begolly: If you're going to demand that the FBI return your property taken as evidence in your son's terrorism investigation, it might not be such a good idea to include the stolen guns you bought from your buds in the neo-Nazi biker gang in your demands.

PS- does Jr's cell mate have a mustache?

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 08:40 PM | Comments |

Bad News: American Traitor in Somalia NOT Dead Yet

He's not dead yet. But he will be. Oh yes, he will be.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 04:20 PM | Comments |

Mujahideen Child Abuse in Kirkuk

Here's one of a number of images recently released by the brave mujahideen in Kirkuk, Iraq.

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On second thought, maybe the kids armed themselves after they saw what the muj did to the sheep?

PS-- If you look closely you'll see that three of the kids are wearing SCUBA diving shirts from Jamaica. I mean, how much Jamaican SCUBA diving gear can be floating around Kirkuk?

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 03:51 PM | Comments |

Pali News Sites: Itamar killings carried out by foreign worker


Hamas Arabic: Zionist Usurpers

Natch

A number of news Web sites that are affiliated with the Palestinian Authority claimed on Monday that the Itamar killings were committed by a foreign worker who was employed in the settlement.

PA-controlled media outlets also highlighted the story and continued to cast doubt about Israeli claims that Palestinians were behind the killings.

The Bethlehem-based news agency Ma’an, which is close to the PA leadership, ran a lead news story that claimed that a Thai worker had been arrested by the IDF on suspicion of killing the five members of the Fogel family on Friday night.

The agency did not say how it obtained the information. However, it said that shortly after the killings, Israeli security forces arrested all the Thai workers who were inside the settlement.

Ma’an pointed out that no Palestinian group had claimed responsibility for the attack and that Palestinians were banned from entering settlements.

Another Palestinian news agency, Qudsnet, claimed that an Asian man who used to work for the Fogel family was behind the killings.

Of course they are gonna try to blame someone else..that's what they do!

What's even worse, but not confirmed, two US trained Abbas' official security forces were arrested in connection with the brutal murder of the Fogel family. Remember, a newly formed group (Hezbollah connected) of Fatah's military wing claimed responsibility but Fatah denied.

By Stable Hand at 03:38 PM | Comments |

NYT: Public Sector Unions Defending Workers Accused of Abuse and Sexual Assault

Horrific examples of abuse such as:

At a home upstate in Hudson Falls, two days before Christmas in 2006, an employee discovered her supervisor, Ricky W. Sousie, in the bedroom of a severely disabled, 54-year-old woman. Mr. Sousie, a stocky man with wispy hair, was standing between the woman’s legs. His pants were around his ankles, his hand was on her knee and her diaper was pulled down.

The police were called, and semen was found on the victim. But the state did not seek to discipline Mr. Sousie. Instead, it transferred him to work at another home.

Weekly Standard
....In 25 percent of the cases involving physical, sexual or psychological abuse, the state employees were transferred to other homes.

The state initiated termination proceedings in 129 of the cases reviewed but succeeded in just 30 of them, in large part because the workers’ union, the Civil Service Employees Association, aggressively resisted firings in almost every case. A few employees resigned, even though the state sought only suspensions.

Read the rest.

h/t Zip

By Stable Hand at 02:37 PM | Comments |

Hamas attacks "unity" rally in Gaza

Via Elder of Ziyon

Thousands of pro-unity protesters in Gaza City's Unknown Soldier Square moved to the city's Khatib Square on Monday, when a Hamas-organized rally arrived at the scene, dampening the calls for a non-factional call for Palestinian unity
Hamas didn't mince words and proceeded to assault the crowd:
30 people were admitted to hospitals on Tuesday in Gaza City as a result of Hamas elements assaulting the demonstration to 'end the division'.

Mohammed Ghareeb, a participant in the demonstration, said "A group of young people that were chanting 'People want to end the division' was attacked by a large group of Hamas members who were chanting 'Hamas is the Solution' and [the Hamas members] beat them with batons and sharp tools and opened fire during the withdrawal from the site after the rush the masses of young people on them."

Hmmm, wonder if the "Free Palestine" & "Free Gaza" crowd are shocked? LULZ, serves them right. Stupid douchebags don't get that Hamas is a terrorist organization.

Israel to be blamed in 4 ... 3 ... 2 ...

By Stable Hand at 02:20 PM | Comments |

Avert Your Eyes Left & CAIR: Radicalized Muslim Charged with Terror Offenses

His name is Ferid Imam and although he's a Canadian he's suspected training with another non-existent homegrown radical Najibullah Zazi. Zazi was behind the 2009 plot to plant bombs on the New York subway -- which also didn't happen. Imam is charged with receiving al Qaeda training from another non-existent radicalized American, Adnan el Shukrijumah -- al Qaeda's chief of foreign operations.

Imam has been charged in the US and Canada.

But, seriously, none of this just happened:

US Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn overnight charged a Canadian man in connection with a plot to bomb the New York City subway system.

Ferid Imam already faces charges in Canada for allegedly receiving terrorist training in Pakistan and for planning to join terrorists in Afghanistan to fight NATO forces.

And in Canada, it's also not happening:
The RCMP have charged two Canadians with terrorism-related offences in connection to a 2009 plot to blow up packed subway cars in New York.

The RCMP allege that the al-Qaeda terrorists behind the plot were trained by a University of Manitoba student who has disappeared from Canada.

Ferid Imam vanished from Winnipeg in 2007 and is now suspected of being in the lawless mountains of northwestern Pakistan. He is now being sought on terrorist-training charges as part of a new criminal case.

Oh, the other guy's name is Miawand Yar, also Canadian.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 02:00 PM | Comments |

Video: Teachers Union Leader Calls WI a Revolution, Wants To Learn From Socialists, Republicans Evil

Notice Teachers is spelled Teeachers. I checked to make sure the uploader didn't do it, they didn't. [Full video at link]

Sad, damn sad to think they are teaching our kids.


By Stable Hand at 12:17 PM | Comments |

In the epic battle of Zionist Boobs vs. Snake: Boobs 1, Snake 0

Ohhh, the 'ti tee'


It should have been an alluring photoshoot between two of nature's beautiful creatures as a model wrapped herself in a snake.

But surgically enhanced Israeli model Orit Fox got more than she bargained for when the massive boa constrictor took objection to her over familiarity and reacted by biting into her breast.

However, it was the snake who came off worse because, while Ms Fox need a tetanus shot in hospital, the reptile later died from silicone poisoning.

That will teach snakes to bite a Zionist!

h/t Writer Mom

By Stable Hand at 11:31 AM | Comments |

Goodbye to One of the Best

Alas, the Counterterrorism Blog is no more. It will be missed.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:54 AM | Comments |

UCLA Blonde Would Have Epiphanies And Stuff If Not For Asian Students

I don't think she could even spell 'epiphany,' much less know when she has one.

A soon-to-be classic.

The UCLA political science student also faulted Asian students for disrupting her studies at the library by calling family members in the wake of the tsunami.

"I'll be in, like, deep into my studying, into my political science theories and arguments and all that stuff, getting it all down, like typing away furiously, blah, blah, blah, and then all of a sudden when I'm about to, like, reach an epiphany, overhear from somewhere, `Oh ching chong ling long ting tong, ooohh," she said. (Source)

OMG! Interrupting all your studies and stuff with tsunami news!!1!! Like, how rude!!!

Why am I not surprised she's blonde?

Update: Obviously, UCLA admissions takes boobs into account when they decide who gets in and who doesn't. What this one lacks in brains she makes up for in smutty poses.

I posted a few below the fold. Don't hurt yourselves.

(Thanks, Phineas Fahrquar in comments)

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More HERE.

By DMartyr at 10:47 AM | Comments |

Why We've Already Beat al Qaeda

We've already won. Al Qaeda, the Salafi jihadis, and the Islamists just don't know it yet. This isn't evidence, it's proof.

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As seen at Big Peace.

QED people. QED.

RELATED: Hot Muslim chick Tehmeena Afzal shows it all for Allah's sake.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:12 AM | Comments |

Photo & Video Report From Rally Against Construction of Brooklyn Mosque

Eye On The World has the report.

UPDATE by Rusty: Just to clarify, I don't oppose the building of mosques. In fact, I think it's rather petty to protest the building of a mosque. The GZ mosque was different in that it's very location was offensive. But this is Brooklyn, not GZ. And, to be honest, I have always thought the builders of the GZ mosque should voluntarily move it somewhere else and have never supported legal moves that would force them to do so.

It's even worse when you try to use legal tricks, such as zoning boards, to get your way. Why? See the 1st Amendment of the US Constitution.

Even Nazis have the right to build or occupy a building in your neighborhood. That's what free speech and freedom of religion mean: that people get to do believe, say, and even preach things that you find reprehensible.

If you want to protest Islam, Islamism, or even hobo clown fights that's your prerogative. But protesting the building of a mosque with the intent to stop it? Come on, people have the right to do with their property as they wish. See the 5th Amendment of the US Constitution for that.

What concerns me more is something at the link SH posted. Blogspot has shielded the Eye on the World website with a content warning. Because nothing says inappropriate content like porn, hobo clown fights, and criticism of a certain religion of peace.

By Stable Hand at 09:56 AM | Comments |

Japan Fears a Nuclear Disaster After Third Explosion and Reactor Breach (bumped)

The argument has been made this is only a light water reactor....well light or heavy you can still die from radiation.....and people will there.

LATimes

Dangerous levels of radiation escaped a quake-stricken nuclear power plant after one reactor's steel containment structure was apparently breached by an explosion, and another reactor building in the same complex caught fire, Japan's leaders told a frightened population. Authorities warned that people within 20 miles of the crippled reactors should stay indoors to avoid being sickened by radiation.

The fast-moving developments at the Fukushima No. 1 (Daiichi) plant, 150 miles north of Tokyo, catapulted the 4-day-old nuclear crisis to an entirely new level, threatening to overshadow even the massive damage and loss of life spawned by a devastating earthquake and tsunami.

Prime Minister Naoko Kan, in a nationwide address to the Japanese people, called for calm even as he acknowledged the radiation peril. Dressed in industrial-style blue coveralls, he offered solemn assurances that authorities were doing "everything we can" to contain the leakage.

"There is a danger of even higher radiation levels," he said — chilling words to a nation where the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in the waning days of World War II are known to every schoolchild. Slightly elevated radiation was detected in Tokyo, but not at health-affecting levels, officials said.

Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano, speaking shortly afterward, said radiation levels around the plant's six reactors had climbed to the extent that "without a doubt would affect a person's health." But he insisted that outside the existing 12-mile evacuation zone, there was little or no health danger.

But people anywhere close to the plant were told to turn off ventilators drawing air from outdoors and not to hang laundry in the open air in order to avoid contamination.

UPDATE (Matt Damon):No Fly Zone set up

Japan also announced a 30-km no-fly zone around the reactors to prevent planes spreading the radiation further afield.

Radiation levels around Fukushima for one hour's exposure rose to eight times the legal limit for exposure in one year, said the plant's operator, the Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco).

The International Atomic Energy Agency said earlier that dose rates of up to 400 millisieverts per hour had been recorded at the power plant site, based on information received from the Japanese authorities.

Exposure to over 100 millisieverts a year is a level which can lead to cancer, according to the World Nuclear Association.

More here at the Telegraph:

Update II: A good summary here at Marketplace:

HOBSON: Well, first bring us up to date on the evacuation efforts that are underway right now and whether there is still time to prevent a melt down.

HOGG: Well the special exclusion zone around the nuclear plant has been extended on Tuesday. Up until this morning it was just an area about 20 kilometers around the plant. It's now larger -- it's now 30 kilometers around the plant. People who live between 20 and 30 kilometers are being warned to stay inside today. And that was because there was an explosion and a fire at the plant. That explosion was more serious than the first two that we've seen since Friday's quake, but obviously it's just too early to say whether or not they have completely sorted this problem out.

By Matt Damon at 09:15 AM | Comments |

Ibrahim Hooper of CAIR Blasts American Law Enforcement on Iran's PressTV

I guess CAIR (unindicted co-conspirators in the Holy Land Foundation terrorist funding trial) felt they aren't getting enough sympathy over the King Hearings so they felt the need to go on Iran's Press TV to spew propaganda.

Because the best way to convince us that CAIR really loves America? Tell our enemies how bad we are.

Video on Press TV website: FBI spies on US Muslims. I can't get it to load correctly so I'm using the one CAIR uploaded to their jihadtube channel:

Thanks to Johnny Simpson

UPDATE: Comment at the PressTV post. It's all a Zionist conspiracy

"US is caput" --- hahahahahaha!

By Stable Hand at 09:07 AM | Comments |

Google's YouTube Favors Hamas Over Israel (Update: Please flag)

Naturally:

Participants at the Knesset’s Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Affairs Committee hearing on Monday accused YouTube editors of being unfair toward Israel.

Israel Defense Forces spokeswoman Avital Leibovich told those gathered that footage taken from drones hovering above Gaza during the 2009 war between Israel and Hamas had been removed from the video website without justification.

“They were taken from drones, so you can’t say they were offensive,” she said.

“They were only returned after phone calls and lobbying.”

Caroline Glick, senior contributing editor for The Jerusalem Post and founder of Latma, a satirical website that often lampoons left-wing and Arab politicians, also lashed out at YouTube, saying the video site was hostile toward the Jewish state.

YouTube is unequivocally biased against Israel,” she was quoted as saying in a press release. “It takes them months to take down jihadist and Islamist videos. The message needs to be clear that the Jewish people and the State of Israel are right.”

Google's YouTube ignores antisemitic, terrorist propaganda videos but are quick to remove anything deemed offensive by Muslims/Islamists. Remember when Glick's spoof on "Freedom Flotilla"? It was removed and eventually was allowed back on. Also, MEMRITV's, who exposes Pali TV antisemitism and incitement against Israel, account was suspended last year. YouTube finally reinstated them.

Google's YouTube and their censors sucketh Islamist/jihadis testes, prove me wrong Google!

Andrea chimes in today: Google/YouTube Sellin The Simpletons a Bridge

UPDATE: Please flag these 5 videos: Violent or Repulsive Content >> Supports Terrorism

[Andrea]I would like to point out a couple of things of importance in the video's below. Four of the five have allahu akbar in the title. Two have been around since 2008 just gathering views and influencing folks not so loving of the free world. Between the five videos - there have been over 410,000 views.

Bagdad Sniper - Islamic Army
Allahu Akbar - Afghan Nasheed
Jihad Nasheed - Allahu Akbar ALLAHU AKBAR
ISLAM WILL DOMINATE THE WORLD - KHILAFAH (CALIPHATE) - ALLAHU AKBAR!!

Have at it Jawas!

By Stable Hand at 08:08 AM | Comments |

Ministry of Boobies: Hot Muslim Chick Tehmeena Afzal

With all the disasters going on, the only thing that can save us now are Boobies!

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Those boobies belong to Hot Muslim Chick Tehmeena Afzal. If they can't save us they would at least afford a nice place to lay your head and weep softly.

She continues to make an impact on the Middle Eastern Culture, with the understanding that most Pakistani families would have disowned her because of her actions.
Er uh she's making an impact on my culture right now.

Hat Tip: Vinnie.

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Click Tehmeena's boobies for more of
Tehmeena's boobies at Howie's Moisture Farm

By Howie at 07:39 AM | Comments |

Israel Observes Five Minutes of Silence for Gilad Schalit

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JPost:

At 11:00 AM on Tuesday morning, people throughout the country stopped, observing five minutes of silence in honor of Gilad Schalit.

Rather than the customary one minute of silence, Ofer Ben Tal, one of the organizers for the campaign to free Gilad Schalit, asked the public to stop for five full minutes, one minute for the nearly five years Schalit has been held in captivity by Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

Traffic jams were observed throughout Tel Aviv, as cars stopped in the streets in Schalit's honor.

"For the past five years, the entire nation has been united in its hearts in the hope that Gilad Schalit will be here with us, healthy and whole," President Shimon Peres said at Tuesday's Negev Conference in Eilat.

We continue to pray Galid will be freed.

By Stable Hand at 07:30 AM | Comments |

Israeli Navy Uncovers Weaponry (Iranian) On-Board Cargo Vessel (Update: Videos of Navy’s Request and Subsequent Boarding of the “Victoria”) (Ship carried anti-ship missiles)

Image: IDF

Not surprisingly, the vessel originated from Syria

[IDF Press release] A short while ago, IDF Navy fighters intercepted the cargo vessel “Victoria” loaded with various weaponry. According to assessments, the weaponry on-board the vessel was intended for the use of terror organizations operating in the Gaza Strip. The vessel, flying under a Liberian flag, was intercepted some 200 miles west of Israel’s coast. This incident was part of the Navy’s routine activity to maintain security and prevent arms smuggling, in light of IDF security assessments.

The force was met with no resistance from the crew on-board and the vessel is now being led by the Israeli Navy to the Israeli port in Ashdod for further searches and detailed inspection of the cargo.

The vessel was on its way from Mersin Port in Turkey to Alexandria Port in Egypt. The IDF would like to note that Turkey is not tied to the incident in any way.

The operation was approved as necessary in accordance with government directives in light of the Chief of the General Staff’s recommendations.

Earlier this morning, Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz updated the Minister of Defense, Mr. Ehud Barak, about the findings on-board the vessel.

The IDF and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs alerted about the interception of the “Victoria” to the German authorities, due to the German ownership of the ship. In addition, the government of Liberia, whose flag it was flying under, was notified, as well as France, due to the French shipping company.

The operation was under the command of the IDF Navy Commander, Maj. Gen. Eliezer Marom, and the interception was under the command of the Navy Special Forces Commander.

Update:

According to shipment documents and crew questioning, the vessel initially departed from the Lattakia Port in Syria, and then proceeded to Mersin Port in Turkey. The IDF emphasizes that Turkey has no connection to this incident regarding the weaponry uncovered on-board.

Mad Mullahs foiled, again.

In the meantime, UN launches youth project to help Palestinian refugees in Syria. Hmmm, wonder if the above was part of the project..just sayin..

UPDATE: The 'Victoria' docked at same port as 2 Iranian warships docked on their way to Suez Canal

The crew, questioned by the Navy Commando, was not aware that the cargo contained weaponry.

The ship set sail Monday night from the port of Lattakai in Syria and from there it traveled to Turkey. There, it was supposed to unload the weapons, which would travel by land to Gaza. The IDF's assessment is that the weapons did not originate in Turkey, but that the containers were unloaded there and transferred onto the Victoria.

The port of Lattakai is the same port where two Iranian war ships docked in February on their way to the Suez Canal. At the time, IDF officials raised concerns of the possibility that they were carrying weapons intended for terrorists organizations, but there was no confirmation.

Hmmm

UPDATE II: IDF Videos below fold:

UPDATE III: Navy dept commander: "Victoria " carried anti-ship missiles

Rear Admiral Ben-Yehuda says navy commandos found two C-704 missiles with Farsi-language manuals on cargo ship; Barak: Weapons would have limited navy's freedom of operations.
Click photo for more images:

By Stable Hand at 07:12 AM | Comments |

Remembering Yuri Glazov

jamieglasgovsdad.jpgFront Page Mag:

One day, when I was nine years old, my father and I were on our way to Church. As we neared the entrance, I spat on the ground. Reflexively, my dad’s arm shot out across my chest like a railway barrier, blocking my motion forward. We stood there, frozen in time, for some three seconds until my father uttered, in a very serious but patient way: “It is ok to spit outside of KGB headquarters, but never in front of a place such as this.” I registered the message and indicated my understanding — and we proceeded on our way.

That was my dad’s moral clarity and sharp, quick-witted way with words; and the sacred values that spawned those words made a profound impression on me from the moment of my birth. I was born into a family of Russian dissidents — a father and a mother, Yuri and Marina Glazov, who put their clenched fists up and went toe-to-toe with the Evil Empire.

To continue reading, click here.

By Howie at 06:52 AM | Comments |

Israel Mulls Death Penalty

Interesting in that Israel does not have the death penalty, I mean you'd think, given how the Palestinians describe them....

By Howie at 06:43 AM | Comments |

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Post removed by request, we're not totally unmerciful.

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March 14, 2011

English: Killing Children is Bad
Arabic: Holy Warrior Killed Zionist Usurpers

Hamas in English:

harming children is not part of Hamas’ policy
Hamas in Arabic:
a Palestinian mujahid was able to break into the usurper (settlement) of “Itamar” south of Nablus in the occupied (West) Bank, and stabbed five Zionist usurpers.
READ THE REST.

Behold, the face of a Zionist usurper killed by Allah's own brave mujahid!

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By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 04:28 PM | Comments |

Indonesia: "With this court, the government of this country has made Islam its enemy."

The spiritual leader of Jemaah Islamiyah went on trial today. Abu Bakar Bashir could get the death penalty if he's convicted of helping set up an al Qaeda linked training camp in Indonesia.

Before the trial started today Bashir condemned the proceedings with the quote in the headlines. But his other antics today speak volumes as to Bashir's intentions to turn the trial into a platform where he can reinforce his narrative that he and other terrorists like him are really just the victims of a global anti-Muslim conspiracy. He walked out on his own trial:

Abu Bakar Bashir and his supporters left the courtroom on Monday to protest witness testimony via teleconference.
This would be the same Indonesia that just outlawed a minority Islamic sect in several provinces. The sect's crime? Getting murdered for blasphemy. But somehow, I don't think this is what Bashir has in mind when he accuses them of being against Islam.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 04:19 PM | Comments |

India Gets The Mothership

Somali pirates, Louis Farrakhan hardest hit.

The navy captured 61 pirates fleeing the battle and the fire that broke out aboard the hijacked vessel. The battle is the latest example of the piracy trade's turn toward increased violence.

A pirate in Somalia threatened Indian sailors and the government with targeted attacks in retaliation for the arrests.

The Indian navy said a patrol aircraft spotted the mothership Friday while responding to another vessel reporting a pirate attack. The pirates aborted the hijacking attempt and tried to escape on the mothership.

Better look out, India. You could be in big trouble from a bunch of losers that run around in motorboats armed with AK's and the occasional RPG.

So far, Rita X has no comment on the mothership.

By Vinnie at 04:10 PM | Comments |

Fogel Family Massacre: PA Blame Israel, 3rd Palestinian Intifada Continues at Facebook, Israel Launches Palestinian Authority (PA) Incitement Index (Update: US trained forces arrested?)

MEMRI

Senior PA Officials Condemn Itamar Murder while Blaming Israel for Palestinian Hostility

Following the March 11 attack on the Fogel family in the Israeli settlement of Itamar, in which the parents and three children, including a four-month-old infant, were killed, PA officials condemned the attack while stressing their opposition to all violence, including violence against Palestinians. Some also raised questions about the identity of the murderers, hinting that they may not have been Palestinian. Fatah officials and columnists in the PA dailies denounced the murder of the children with unprecedented harshness, stressing the depravity of the act, but also blamed the settlers for instigating Palestinian hostility against them, and noted that Israel also killed children.

Blamimg the victims is the Pali modus operandi.

Meanwhile, I posted a few days ago about a Facebook website calling for the 3rd Intifada:

The numbers have grown from 40,000 to 163,819 in just a few days, and flagging appears to be ignored. A source told me that some IDF soldiers had clicked on a link that resulted in the 3rd Intifada page being posted on their wall. Were they targeted? Presumably so.

Please flag the page again: Palestinian.Intifada. They are definitely trying to incite more violence against Israel. Apparently, Jewish children being brutally murdered doesn't bother them ... Islam's useful idiots at their finest.

Meanwhile, Israel has launched an Index of Palestinian Authority Incitement. Way past due as far as I am concerned.

Incitement against Israel, which frequently turns into genuine anti-Semitic incitement, is an inseparable part of the fabric of life in the Palestinian Authority. Thus, anti-Israeli and anti-Semitic messages are regularly heard in both the private and official media and in mosque sermons, and are studied in school textbooks.

Terrorists are given an honored status and become models for emulation in Palestinian society, both in the media and via ceremonies held by institutions affiliated with the PA.

Institutionalized and systematic incitement against Israel has never ceased in the PA,even during the height of the diplomatic process in the 1990s.

Examples from Recent Months

On 9.3.11, Abu Mazen's advisor Sabri Saidam, delivered a speech in which he emphasized that Palestinian weapons must be turned towards Israel. He demanded that the Palestinian people be attentive to the living conditions of martyrs' families and said that the anniversary of the death of Dalal Mughrabi (one of the perpetrators of 1978 coastal highway massacre) should be marked by inaugurating a square in her name in the city of El-Bireh.

On 6.3.11, the PA's official newspaper, Al Hayat Al-Jadida, published an item to the effect that the management of a youth club in Ramallah planned to hold a soccer tournament in memory of Wafa Idris, a suicide bomber.[More..]

An excellent who's who of those behind the "Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions [BDS] against Israel at NGO Monitor's BDS Sewer System. The Facebook page above is part of this.

h/t ibloga for heads up on Israel's PA Incitement Index.

UPDATE via Aaron Klein in Israel:

JERUSALEM – Two members of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' official security forces were arrested in conjunction with this past weekend's bloody massacre in which five family members were brutally stabbed to death inside their home in the Jewish village of Itamar, WND has learned.

The names of the apprehended suspects will be released to the Israeli media within hours but were revealed to WND by security officials working on the murder.

Two cousins are now in Israeli custody and are suspected in the slayings. Ahmed Awad is an officer in Abbas' Preventative Security Services in the northern West Bank city of Nablis. Iyad Awad is an officer in Abbas' General Intelligence services in Ramallah[ More....]

Wow, just wow.

h/t Pamela via Andrea

Related:
Facebook page calls for 3rd intifada[YNet]

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By Stable Hand at 02:35 PM | Comments |

Cry Me A River

Boo-friggin-hoo!

Wiping tears from beneath her dark-rimmed glasses, Anne Moser, 47, who works for the University of Wisconsin-Madison's science-based Water Library, said, "People know that violence doesn't get you anywhere. The attack the Republicans have made is violent and a violation of human rights. It is an attack on the middle class. We teach our children to follow rules and to sit at the table and work it out, but that certainly hasn't happened here."

Obligatory video below.

Update: OH, boy! Ohboyohboyohboyohboyohboyohboyohboy! Here is the public contact page of Anne Moser, 47, who works for the University of Wisconsin-Madison's science-based Water Library. Feel free to send her a sympathetic note and let her know you feel her pain.

And keep it as civil as the Wisconsin union protesters kept it during their month long siege of the Wisconsin Capitol building.

Please, just keep it civil. Don't disrespect the Bing!

By DMartyr at 02:34 PM | Comments |

New Al Qaeda Magazine for Women Offers Sex Advice for the Wives of Mujahideen

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Al Qaeda central has released it's first magazine for women. Despite being compared tongue in cheek to Cosmo or Ladies Home Journal by some old school media, the magazine is pretty disappointing in the glossy photos section.

We have precisely two photos of women in the magazine from al Qaeda titled "al Shamika". The first one is at the top of this post. The second one is below. No joke.

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I don't speak Arabic, but I'm pretty sure the gist of this isn't "how to teach your wife a lesson in public she'll never forget". I think it's something like, "See how those influenced by the West treat real Muslim women & children?"

And look, they even have corporate sponsorship: CHIA MOSQUE!

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Here's the take away from The Daily Mail:

Al-Qaeda has launched a women's magazine that mixes beauty and fashion tips with advice on suicide bombings.

Dubbed 'Jihad Cosmo', the glossy magazine's front cover features the barrel of a sub-machine gun next to a picture a woman in a veil.

There are exclusive interviews with martyrs' wives, who praise their husbands' decisions to die in suicide attacks.

The slick, 31-page Al-Shamikha magazine - meaning The Majestic Woman - has advice for singletons on 'marrying a mujahideen'.


By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 01:46 PM | Comments |

Al Qaeda Banner Finally Translated

This explains a lot.

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Fatwa issued against the ifnidel uptight.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 01:26 PM | Comments |

Fat Chance: Tens of Thousands of Lebanese March, Demand Hezbollah Disarm

Peaceful demonstrations against people uneager or unwilling to shed blood are one thing, but peaceful demonstrations demanding a bloodthirsty, theocratic, state sponsored terrorist organization give up its weapons? Now that's just wishful thinking.

It's a wish and a hope and a dream that I share with the Lebanese people, but the kind of wish I file under fantasy rather than goal which can be achieved.

It will take either the downfall of the Iranian regime or civil war to disarm Hezbollah. And no one in Lebanon is willing to go through that again.

Press release below from the Cedars Revolution.

Statement by WCCR on the Million Citizen March in Beirut

"Disarm Hezbollah, protect freedom, keep the Peace"


March 14th 2011

CR News, Washington DC

The World Council for the Cedars Revolution (WCCR) salutes the brave Lebanese people who has demonstrated today March 13, 2011 in downtown Beirut with one million men and women gathering in celebration of the sixth anniversary of the Cedars Revolution of 2005.

The WCCR considers the million men and women march today as evidence of the strength and determination of the Cedars Revolution and of civil society in Lebanon in their struggle to achieve freedom, justice and implement all relevant UN resolutions, particularly UNSCR 1559. The WCCR declares the following:

1) The Lebanese Diaspora hail the courageous participants in the March 2011 demonstration, particularly women, youth and children who sent us a clear message of hope and liberty.

2) It is now without any doubt that the popular majority in Lebanon, after two legislative elections and now with this one million citizens march, desires the disarming of Hezbollah's militias and keeping all military responsibilities under the Lebanese Army and UNIFIL. Hence we urge the United Nations, based on this exercise of popular expression to engage in the next steps to implement UNSCR 1559 and disarming Hezbollah.

3) We value the courage of Prime Minister Saad Hariri who addressed the people directly and asked them if they wish to see Hezbollah disarmed, allowing the entire world to hear the answer loud and clear.

4) We are thrilled to see that the people of Lebanon has responded en masse to the call for demonstration despite terror assassinations, explosions and intimidations practices by Hezbollah and its terror networks against unarmed civilians over the past six years

5) The WCCR however calls on the politicians who spoke at the rally to match the feelings and will of the people who responded to the call for demonstration, by raising the bar of the demands and declare clearly that they wish to see UNSCR 1559 implemented via the United Nations and not through a sterile concession to Hezbollah on what they call a table of negotiations. The people of Lebanon mandated its politicians to be clear in demanding an international help against the terror group and these politicians are obligated to execute the will of the people.

6) The WCCR disagree with calls emanating from some politicians that Hezbollah weapons must be directed to the southern borders to trigger another regional war. The Lebanese Diaspora and Lebanon's popular majority doesn't want war, any war. Hezbollah's weapons must be collected by the UN and the Lebanese Army and Lebanon's southern borders must be regulated at this point by UNSCR 1701

President Secretary General

Joe Baini Tom Harb

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:37 AM | Comments |

They Grow Up So Fast!

Obi Wan Kenobi has a sister, and she's been blogging for five years now. Congrats!

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:28 AM | Comments |

Note to YouTube: A Video Featuring Osama bin Laden About 9/11 in Urdu ....(Update-PWND)

... is probably pro-9/11, not agin' it.

Also, note to archive.org. Okay, I get it, you don't want to "censor" the terrorists. We can kill them, but a private non-profit organization can't stop itself from offering them a free platform to spread their propaganda. Gotcha.

But could you at least require a working email address for the scumbags who upload this stuff?

RELATED.

UPDATE by SH: Bye youtube.com/user/brigade313:

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By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:22 AM | Comments |

Tonight's Japan Update

As it appears from Sydney this morning. Or tonight or something....

Sydney Morning Herald: A THIRD nuclear reactor was in danger of meltdown in Japan last night, as thousands of bodies began to wash up on beaches north of Tokyo following Friday's devastating tsunami.

The death toll was still expected to exceed 10,000 people, officials said. A massive search and rescue operation continues, with virtually the entire Japanese Self-Defence force deployed, aided by international workers including a 76-strong Australian team.

In the hardest-hit area around the ruined city of Sendai, 156 Australians are missing. A consular team was travelling north from Tokyo last night.

Officials in the Miyagi prefecture, north of Tokyo, believe 10,000 people may have been killed in that district alone. The confirmed toll had reached 1627 dead, with 1720 missing and 1962 injured, the National Police Agency said.

More than 350,000 people are in emergency shelters, and about 1.5 million across the region remained without power or water yesterday.

A second hydrogen explosion tore through the Daiichi nuclear complex in Fukushima yesterday morning, but radiation levels around the damaged plant did not increase markedly, and the government said it believed a full-blown nuclear meltdown would be averted. This assessment was endorsed by nuclear specialists in Japan and Australia.

There is also video at the link.

Update: Now they are reporting that one of the reactors' fuel has become exposed again.

By Howie at 08:18 AM | Comments |

Obama Responds To Murder Of Unarmed ICE Agent By Sending More Unarmed ICE Agents

That'll teach those drug cartels not to mess with the Obamessiah!!

It's BRILLIANT! It'll force the cartels to exhaust their supply of bullets! And we can take comfort in knowing we didn't violate any cartel human rights.

On Friday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement director, John Morton announced that his agency is sending an additional 20 agents to Mexico to combat the growing threat from the cartels.

Of course, these new agents will be unarmed.

When reporters brought up the fact that Agent Jaime Zapata was recently gunned down by Zetas gunmen and unable to defend himself, Morton responded: "We're very cognizant of the fact that we're sending people into a place that's dangerous and we're taking a number of security steps."

"Security steps" being extra beanbags.

Read more.

(Hat Tip: Gateway Pundit)

By DMartyr at 08:17 AM | Comments |