August 31, 2011
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President Obama has accepted House Speaker John Boehner's request to postpone his planned jobs speech by a day, after the White House announced Wednesday that it was scheduling the address for the same night as a GOP 2012 primary debate in California.
Ha! I love it! Instead of overshadowing the Republican debate, Obummer is going to be pissing off a very large part of the country if his blah blah blah pre-empts the first game of the NFL season.
Congrats to Speaker Boehner for buckling down and not giving in to this bully.
Antisemitism from Sweden
The terror supporters over at The Kavkaz Center remove their "journalistic" mask and reveal the underlying antisemitism that is at the core of the jihadi worldview.
Much of this is funny, for instance they call the author of an Almanac article of The Islamic Emirate of the Caucuses -- which praises al Qaeda endlessly -- an "Islamophobic jew" for .... noting that the Russian jihadis are in cahoots with several terrorist organizations. Funny because a quick search of Kavkaz's archives show hundreds of articles praising al Qaeda.
They then speak of an "International Jew" from a "Zio paper in jew-occupied [sic]" while pointing their readers to Henry Ford's antisemitic treatise: THE INTERNATIONAL JEW, THE WORLD'S FOREMOST PROBLEM.
So, I guess it's not just terror supporters who are under the protection of the Swedish government. Antisemitism is also just fine and dandy.
Will no one rid me of this turbulent filmaker?
George Lucas, once again, ruining my childhood.
Next up on Lucas' rewriting of the saga: the Empire evacuates all non-military personnel on the Death Star in order to avoid unnecessary civilian casualties.
Thanks to Beta Male.
9/11 Commissioners: "increasing terrorist recruitment of U.S. citizens and residents."
Um, didn't CAIR and their useful idiots in Congress just call Rep. King an Islamophobe for saying the exact same thing?
In the decade since the Sept. 11 attacks, the U.S. has failed to make sufficient progress on nine counterterrorism actions, ranging from border screening to terrorist-detention standards, according to the former leaders of the commission that investigated the hijackings....10 years after 9/11 and many of us are still living in a pre-9/11 world.
Nine of the 41 recommendations haven't been fully implemented, the report says. They require urgent attention "because the threat from al Qaeda, related terrorist groups, and individual adherents to violent Islamist extremism persists."
Among the greatest continuing threats to the U.S., they say, is a pattern of increasing terrorist recruitment of U.S. citizens and residents.
Muslims in Pakistan Kill Other Pakistani Muslims for Being the Wrong Kind of Muslims
If I had a dollar for every time I heard an online Salaafi call a Shia a "murtad" (apostate) I'd be rich. Which helps explain this:
A suicide bomber killed 11 people in a parking lot outside a Shia mosque in Quetta, the provincial capital of Pakistan's Baluchistan province. The attack is the latest to take place at a mosque in Pakistan.Read more.
The suicide bomber entered a parking lot adjacent to the mosque and attempted to hit the building as worshipers were leaving a service commemorating the end of Ramadan. The bomber detonated in the parking lot after he was unable to reach the mosque, killing 11 people, including two women and a child.
Bin Laden, a Tribute
Praising Osama bin Laden is as easy as one, two, YouTube!
Since 2010 the video tribute to bin Laden has been seen 87,000 times. The most views have been from our "allies" the Saudis.
Suspicious Package at Scott AF Base
Hazmat crews descend on Scott Air Force Base after a suspicious package sends three to the hospital and prompt evacuations of several facilities on the base.Rashes, blisters and the odor of sulfur could be indicative of some sort of mustard agent.
“Currently we’re responding to a suspicious package that occurred at the official mail center (Building 1650),” SAFB spokesman Lt. Benjamin Garland tells KMOX News.
He said they’re not releasing any further information about the “suspicious package” or what it may have contained at this time. However the package reportedly emitted a sulphur-like smell.
Garland says at least 3 people have been transported to the hospital and 13 others are in decontamination. The hospitalized people were likely the package handlers and they showed no symptoms other than a rash.
Developing, expect updates.
Hat Tip: Herr Oyal.
Who's In The Alley? Xariif?
Muslims Start Melee At NY Amusement Park
Playland's Park rules are clearly posted: "All items and clothing must be appropriately secured while on a ride; some smaller items can be stored/secured in cargo pockets or waist pouches. Hats must be secured, and jackets/sweaters must be worn properly and not around the waist while on a ride. Some rides do not allow backpacks, purses or head gear of any kind."
But for some, rules apply to thee, but not for me.
A melee broke out Tuesday afternoon at Playland Amusement Park when Muslim visitors became angry that the park was enforcing its ban on headgear by prohibiting the women from wearing their traditional head coverings on some rides.
A melee just spontaneously broke out after several Muslim visitors became "angry"? Funny how that always seems to happen...
Sounds to me these Muslims want Playland to conform to their customs and traditions. I'm guessing this is a part of the 20% who want to "be distinct from the larger American society."
Update: Gateway Pundit has the video:
It seems the biggest complaint is the disproportionate response by police. (Now, where have I heard that complaint before?)
You know what I'd like to see? I'd like to see midgets rioting in an amusement park because they don't meet that minimum height requirement for rides. That alone would be worth admission.
Terrorist Who Murdered Two US Servicemen in Germany Admits Inspiration Came From Brian De Palma's Film, Redacted
A Kosovo man has told a German court he shot dead two American servicemen at Frankfurt airport but said he did not understand why he had acted as he did.It would also be interesting to know what other information he was getting online. While no known contacts with Jihadist groups have been found and I don't want to excuse De Palma's propaganda film as motivation, as a good friend of Jawa always says it takes several ingredients to create a terrorist. I find it hard to believe that one viewing of one video created this terrorist. The video may have been the last straw but what context, what other narratives had he been exposed to that primed him for these actions?
Arid Uka, 21, told the court he was radicalised by jihadist propaganda videos he watched online.
Prosecutors believe he acted alone in carrying out the first deadly Islamist attack on German soil.
As well as the two dead, two other US airmen were seriously injured in the attack in March.
"What I did was wrong, but I cannot undo what I did," Uka told the court in Frankfurt at the opening of his trial.
Prosecutors said Uka wanted to kill the soldiers because they were going to join the Nato-led force in Afghanistan.
Uka said he carried out the attack after watching a video purporting to show US servicemen raping a Muslim girl in Iraq.
In fact, the video was a scene from Brian De Palma's anti-war film, Redacted.
"I thought what I saw in that video, these people would do in Afghanistan," Uka said.
"I killed two people and opened fire on three others. Today I can't understand myself how I could have acted this way," he said.
He had no known contact with Islamist groups, prosecutors say.
Oh and I hope DePalma chokes to death on his own bile.
Update: Ahhhh I'm not off base here. Robert Spencer has the details of the radical circle of friends Arid Uka kept in touch with on Facebook.
Now, according to a BBC report, he says, "Today I can't understand myself how I could have acted this way."The original report on his Facebook Jihad is here at the Christian Science Monitor. Of note is that he hates two things in particular, Americans and Jews.
If one believes his story, he's not only a murderer, but a gullible idiot. However, prior coverage found him in "radical" company on Facebook, and he said he wanted to "do [his] bit for Jihad," and that he "did it for Allah." During the crime, he shouted "Allahu Akbar."
The Internet seemed to have provided Uka's path to radicalism. On his Facebook wall, he linked to jihadist songs, talked about "kuffar" (infidels), and railed against Americans and Jews.And we all know what Islam says about the Jews.
Egyptian cleric Muhammad Hussein Yaqoub: You must believe that we will fight, defeat and annihilate them[Jews] until not a single Jew remains on the face of the Earth.Seems pretty clear to me anyway.
August 30, 2011
White House Issues 'Talking Points' About September 11th
The 11th of September marks the 10th year anniversary of what's known as
September 11th 9/11 nine-one-one, the day that Islamic Muslim al Qaeda nondescript terrorists attacked America the United States New York every nation.
Top spokesmen for the Obama administration on Tuesday defended the White House’s issuance of “talking points” designed to shape how federal officials in this country and American diplomats serving abroad frame the upcoming 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
Have a resilient 11th day of September.
Happy Blogiversary to Zilla of the Resistance
Its so nice to see young enthusiastic bloggers are still coming on line.
Why Jawa Report is old as dirt in blog years.
So give him what every blogger wants for his/her bday. Traffic!
Hat Tip: Maggie's Notebook.
Glass Half Full Or Half Empty
Good News: There has been no rise in support for Islamic extremism among American Muslims since 2007!
It's good to see a majority - well over half - of American Muslims are concerned about Islamic extremism and don't support (at least 'not too much') extremist views. Almost half think American Muslim leaders have not done enough to combat extremism. And almost TWICE as many as in 2007 think the U.S. War on Terrorism is a sincere effort.
Bad News: 13% of American Muslims still think suicide bombings and other acts of violence against innocent civilians are justified:
According to the Pew Research Poll (page 2 of report), there are approximately 2,750,000 Muslims in America. That 13% translates to more than 350,000 Muslims in America who support the use of terrorism, at least some of the time.
It's also a little disconcerting to me that 85% of Pakistani Muslims completely reject terrorism as ever being justified, compared to only 81% of American Muslims.
See more American Muslim poll results at the PewResearchCenter.
So, take your pick. The glass is half full or half empty. Either way, we are in the same situation.
Update: I had to correct my math - the percent of American Muslims who justify terrorism, according to this poll, is 13%, not the 14% I had initially posted. That means 357,500 support terrorism to some degree, not 385,000. Sorry about that. It was an unintentional mistake.
Hmmm: Jihadis Release Audio of Allegedly Killed al Qaeda #2
Remember al Qaeda's #2 Atiyah Abd al-Rahman who was allegedly killed last week? Al Qaeda's as Sahab brand has just released an audio of him entitled something like "Promise of Victory in the Month of Patience by Sheikh Attiyatullah."
Evan Kohlmann notes that he was "introduced with honorific 'May Allah Protect Him'--not 'May Allah Have Mercy On Him.'"
The good news is that the audio was likely recorded before the drone strike that is said to have killed him.
The bad news is that al Qaeda has yet to release a martyrdom statement about Atiyah, which usually follows the death of a prominent leader.
My thinking on this is that Atiyah was a key node in the transmission of information from AQ leadership to its propaganda arm. Meaning if he was dead it might take some time for the confirmation to reach Gadahn and company.
If the release of the audio is meant to convey the notion that Atiyah is still alive, then it falls short. Ramadan started weeks ago, and this could have been recorded any time during the month -- or even before.
If al Qaeda wants to say he's still alive, they'll have to do more than this. But it remains unclear just what his state of being is.
Keep your fingers crossed that it's inanimate.
Horrific burns of nanny abandoned in Gaddafi's mansionDaily Mail
A nanny who worked for one of Colonel Gaddafi's sons has told how boiling hot water was poured over her head after she refused to beat his daughter.Gawd, that poor woman
Shweyga Mullah's entire body is covered in weeping scabs after she was allegedly burned by Hannibal Gaddafi's wife, Aline Skaf.
Beotch Aline Skaf
She was found abandoned in a room at one of the family's luxury seaside villas in western Tripoli[...]
Reporter Dan Rivers said that when he walked in the room, he thought she was wearing a hat because her injuries were so bad.
'Then the awful realisation dawned that her entire scalp and face were covered in red wounds and scabs, a mosaic of injuries that rendered her face into a grotesque patchwork.
'Her chest, torso and legs are all mottled with scars -- some old, some still red, raw and weeping. As she spoke, clear liquid oozed from one nasty open wound on her head'.
A guard eventually took to a hospital, where she received some treatment but when Aline found out, he was threatened with imprisonment if he dared to help her again.[More..]
Google's Blogspot Erases Another Conservative Blog
Update: Back up!
If you click on Doug Ross's Director Blue website it's no longer there.
So, Google let's jihadis use their services openly but it takes down blogs like Terror Free Somalia and Director Blue?
If I were conspiracy oriented I might see a pattern emerging here.
Wait, actually, I'm not conspiracy oriented and yet the pattern is kind of hard to miss.
Google: Be evil.
UPDATE: It's back up. See, pressure works. Now please go and complain about Terror Free Somalia.
Iran Not Happy With China
More Islamophobia on Display
Patrick Poole rightly noted that Dr. Salah Sultan was an antisemetic racist five years ago. For that he was called a racist, a bigot, and an Islamophobe.
Sultan is the same guy that last week called for the assassination of the Israeli Ambassador to Egypt.
An Islamophobe. Right.
Which reminds me of a joke.
A racist, an Islamophobe, and a victim of Islamophobia walk into a bar.
The bar blows up.
Real funny, huh?
If you think that all Muslims are terrorists or Islamist supremacists then you are an Islamophobe.
If you think that none of them are? Well, then you're just an idiot.
PSA: We Need Better Pants
Oh my, they certainly do. Be sure and click image to see more, umm, torn stuff..
Permission to post copyright image granted by Michael Yon.
Thanks to Andrea
PSA: Don't be a D*ck to Muslims
I got this as a bleg in the mail today to link a campaign to be nice to Muslims. As unnecessary for adults as an anti-racist campaign would be. It reminds me of the Getting Gay with Kids episode of South Park. You know, the kind of thing you should have learned in the 1st grade: be nice.
Of course Muslims are part of the fabric of society. Of course Muslims are our first defense against terrorism.
But the latter is only true because it is from within the Muslim community that most domestic terrorists arise.
So, don't be a d*ck to Muslims. But don't give them a free pass either.
Just treat them like you would all human beings. Which means holding them to the same standards, including calling them extremists if they support things like sharia law. Which, by the way, most Muslims in America don't support.
I wouldn't hesitate calling a white supremacist a racist, we shouldn't hesitate to call an Islamist supremacist a fascist.
There is such a thing as an Islamophobe just like there are racists. But the word Islamophobe is thrown around in much the same way that the word racist is thrown around. The phenomenon is overblown and over hyped. It's a way to cut off discussion when a person has no other argument.
And, frankly, the word is used so much that it makes those using the word just look like a bunch of whiny pansies.
I grow tired of those using it.
Maybe my childhood was unique but my parents taught me something about sticks and stones may break my bones, etc, etc.
I had to learn that one early because I, like Muslims, grew up as a religious minority who often got crap from the other kids at school.
And now as an adult I realize that that's just part of life. Just learn to deal with it. If stupid remarks from stupid people are your biggest problems than count yourself luckier than most.
Libya: Father Slit Throats Of Three Daughters In “Honor Killings” After They Were Raped By Gaddafi’s Forces…
|No Honor In Killing|
(Daily Mail) — A Libyan father killed his three daughters after they were raped by Gaddafi’s troops to lift the shame on his family, a human rights group said today.Basta**ds, father and Gaddafi troops..
The girls, aged 15, 17 and 18 were allegedly assaulted by soldiers at a school in the town of Tomina, near the war-shattered city of Misrata, during a two-month siege[More]
The Truth Behind The Destruction Of The Death Star: An Inside Job
This video has some interesting questions about the destruction of the Death Star. It raises doubts that a band of rebels could have possibly destroyed such a massive battle station.
Watch and learn.
Was the Death Star Attack an Inside Job?
Congressional Black Caucus' Dangerous Violent Rhetoric: Declares 'War' on Racist Tea Party
Black Democrats want blacks to stay on the 21st century plantation
Allen West told substitute host Laura Ingraham, “you have this 21st century plantation that has been out there, when the democrat party has forever taken the black vote for granted.”Needless to say, West isn't a favorite member of the caucus.
Black Democrats are merely plantation overseers, West said.
“You have established certain black leaders who are nothing more than the overseers of that plantation, and now the people on that plantation are upset, because they have been disregarded, disrespected and their concerns are not cared about,” West said
Sunlight is the best disinfectant.
The first F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter to arrive to the 33rd Fighter Wing was on display during the aircraft's official rollout ceremony Aug. 26 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Eglin Air Force Base Photo by Samuel King Date Taken:08.26.2011 Location:EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, FL, US
Sandcrawler PSA: Attention OFAC
AKA to terrorist supporters as OFUK...
The Taliban will be making a financial transaction very soon.
They will be making the payment to Vads hosting in Malaysia.
That is all.
al-Qaeda Recruiting Females in Australia
SIX women living in Australia have been linked by US intelligence agencies to an al-Qaeda plot to recruit women for terrorist attacks, according to a diplomatic cable discussing Australian links to the international jihadi organisation.Quite interesting, we've tracked a number of terrorist supporting internet users to Australia. So in my opinion Law enforcement and intelligence would be remiss not to keep an eye on the more radical elements in that area.
But some on the list, including a well-known Sydney imam, have rejected the claims and say they bear little relation to the truth.
The women - four Australians, one British and a Filipina - are among 23 people whom ASIO and the US State Department allege are connected to al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
...Many of the names have appeared in the media previously - the long-time ASIO target Rabiah Hutchinson; Shyloh Giddins, an Australian woman arrested in Yemen last year; and Melanie Brown, the wife of the convicted terrorist associate Willie Brigitte.
Many of those on the list are connected to Ms Hutchinson, who is known as the ''matriarch'' of radical Islam in Australia. Two of the men on the list are her children.
Ken Layne at Wonkette Hates Whitey, Thinks Jesus Was "an Arab"
Probably the most blatant racist post I've ever read even on the lefty blogosphere. And that doesn't even mention the dishonest part.
Bachmann made a campaign stop at the Midwest Spirit Christian Music Festival on Aug. 5 in West Des Moines to give a speech about her Christian faith. It was raining during her the appearance, so when Bachmann took the stage, she asked, “Who likes wet people?” referring to the still-damp masses who stuck around for her talk.Tell us Ken, exactly what is it you hate so much about Michelle Bachman? I mean is it because she's white? A Christian? Barack Obama is also a Christianist you know. He's also for the rights of Gay folks sans the marriage part. I mean she's not really even a contender for the Presidency IMO. So why all the hate?
“Yeah, that’s right. Because we have the God of the winds and the rain don’t we?” she said immediately after — a key phrasing that was edited out of the shorter clip. “We serve a mighty God.”
Its not like everyone doesn't know that Wonkette is a bunch of dishonest political hacks. But racist political hacks? The Wonkette editorial board needs to do more that just slap Ken on the wrists. Seriously. Before you become the Stormfront of the lefty blogs.
Oh who am I kidding. My expectations of the left are probably too high.
Update: The resolution is here at The Other McCain.
I want to apologize for misusing Stacey Robert McCain’s original video . . . I was angry so I decided to take Mrs. Bachmann’s line out of context to make her seem more overtly racist in light of her recent signing of that Iowa marriage pledge that said black children were better off under slavery than in Obama’s America. Whether or not I dislike Michele Bachmann, it wasn’t right to deliver a dishonest blow like that. I wanted to apologize to Mr. McCain and all of you directly. . . .Well that kind of clears that up. One note it takes a bigger man to admit a mistake than to make one. But I feel this pledge is being somewhat misrepresented in much the same way that Ms. Bachmann's statement was. The pledge simply compares some of the issues in minority communities in the modern era as just as horrific if not more horrific than the situation some black families found themselves in prior to the 1860's.
I have removed the video from my Youtube channel.
So in the interest of full and accurate disclosure. here it is.
Slavery had a disastrous impact on African-American families, yet sadly a child born into slavery in 1860Of course these issues are not exclusive to the black community alone. All communities suffer these same issues to one extent or another.
was more likely to be raised by his mother and father in a two-parent household than was an AfricanAmerican baby born after the election of the USA‟s first African-American President.
But no one ever said that black families were better off as slaves. It simply states that their taskmasters at the time were less likely to result in split families than the results produced by the current welfare state.
That's right, if you're on the dole policy may, in my opinion, push people to make choices that split families. Or make splitting families more likely.
In either case you are worse off. Now you are beholden to the welfare state and all its endless nosing and regulation. After all if you're taking government money then the government has every right to tie strings to that check.
You become less free. Which is not the intended result of the blood of all who died war between the states? No the intent was for black folks to be better off, more free. Free to live as equals. Free to succeed or fail. No one, no matter what color, wants to become an indentured servant to the state. Which is what welfare is. You do their bidding they give you a check.
I'm not black, but I have ancestors who walked the trail of tears and ancestors who served 5 years indentured labor in order to pay their passage from Europe.
IT WAS WORTH IT!
For what its worth Wonkette is still running their post, although its been proven repeatedly to be a blatant lie.
I get that Wonkette is somewhat satirical, and I read a few lefty blogs for entertainment. I get a laugh out of it. But it seems there is no humor in blatant blood libel, at least not in my book.
It seems Wonkette would much rather this urban legend live well beyond the shelf life of an all too discredited blog post.
August 29, 2011
(Algiers, Algeria) The question of where Colonel Gaddafi is hiding has been percolating throughout the media with many believing he's hunkering somewhere in a Libyan bunker.
However, news from Saturday mentions this unconfirmed nugget.
A report on Egyptian radio attributed to rebel sources said a convoy of armoured Mercedes had entered Algeria from Libya and was thought to be carrying Qadhafi.Given that Algerian political leaders have a cozy history with Gaddafi, it's possible that the report has merit.
On the other hand, a more recent report indicates that Gaddafi's wife and three of his children have fled to Algeria which could explain the Egyptian radio broadcast about a convoy of armored cars entering Algeria. Meanwhile, Gaddafi is said to be hiding in the city of Sirte with a $2 million bounty on his head.
In any event, where's Gaddafi remains a mystery.(More….)
Jerusalem Post Writer Larry Derfner Fired for Justifying Palestinian Terror
The Post’s in-house radical leftist opinion writer, Larry Derfner, was fired today for actually justifying Palestinian terrorism against innocent Israeli citizens as a means of “resistance.” The invaluable Israel Matzav found a piece by Isi Leibler in a rival paper, Israel Hayom, that deserves wide exposure. Derfner, who writes on his blog, “I was fired from the Jerusalem Post today,” is well on his way to becoming a martyr on the anti-Israel feverswamp blogs and soon, no doubt, may even have an elementary school named after him in Gaza or Ramallah.Good on Jerusalem Post, dissenting views is not a problem but to come right out and justify killing of innocent Israelis by terrorists goes off the chart.
Leibler’s piece is essential reading:[ Continue reading]
Related, Google cache of Derfner's post that lead to his firing.
Debate Between CAIR And Publisher Of 9/11 Coloring Book
h/t Big Peace
HonestReporting Looks at the Light Side of Life
The more we follow the news, the more we realize that some things are just too outrageous to be taken seriously.h/t B
HonestReporting presents the first in a series of 'Media Circus' titles that might open the eyes of others, through an alternative satirical approach.
So, watch the film, laugh (we hope), and share, share, share. Remember that every 'like', every new follower on Twitter, every +1 and every friend you share this movie with helps raise awareness of the real news issues, and of HonestReporting's role in defending Israel from Media Bias.
Keeping with the spirit of 'a look on the light side of life' - we're giving away a 2-disc DVD set of 'Monty Python's Life of Brian: The Immaculate Edition'. All you have to do to enter the free draw is go to:
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This video reminded me of something, BBC apologized for including Pork Vindaloo among Eid al-Fitr recipes. Amazing, eh?
Note to Friends: The Jawa Report Had Nothing to do with "Mohammad K." Arrest in MD
Too often we don't get credit for the things we do here at The Jawa Report. But then sometimes, well, we get credit for the things we didn't do:
The Maryland teenager secretly arrested by the FBI for allegedly conspiring with the woman from the Philadelphia suburbs known as Jihad Jane also spoke of a Columbine-style plot with a Pittsburgh-area friend in a jihadist chat room, according to sources and documents...I wish I could claim this one people, but it wasn't me or any of the other Jawas.
It could not be determined Saturday whether the authorities took any immediate action based on the threatening remarks, which were reported to the FBI by the anti-jihadist group MyPetJawa.
Now, it would be fair to say that we knew about Jihad Jane long before she was arrested. And it would be fair to say that we were keeping tabs on her. But it was a friend of a friend who turned in Colleen "Jihad Jane" LaRose in.
It would also be accurate to say that we had been keeping an eye on Emerson "Goatly" Begolly before he was arrested and that his activities had been duly noted by the right people.
But the conversation between Begolly and Jihad Jane's friend Mohammad K. in which the two talked about a Columbine style attack? That was the FBI that captured the conversation and published it as an exhibit in the Begolly indictment.
I think I was the first to note the Columbine conversation publicly, but that's about it.
I really wish I could claim credit, but it wasn't me. Sorry to disappoint. I don't know how the reporter came to the conclusion that we had something to do with it.
If This Was The Law, Most People Would Be In Jail
The two men in the raft were arrested moments after the above news report ended. (The video does not include the arrest.) The reporter asked the police officers why they were being arrested, and the officers' response was, "for lack of common sense" (emphasis mine):
CBS 3 reporter Dray Clark caught up with Pete and Pat, best friends and roommates from Manayunk, who paddled their way down the water covered street. [...]
Minutes later, Philadelphia police stopped the men and hauled them away in handcuffs.
When Dray asked why the men were being arrested, he said the officers replied, “for lack of common sense.”
No charges were filed against the boaters.
Rafting during a flood may not be the smartest thing to do, but I don't think there's a law against it. And, since the streets are deserted, I don't see how these two young men were harming anyone. The flood waters were not very deep so there was little risk of being stranded or drowning.
They were just having innocent fun and making the best of a bad situation.
I hope they sue for false arrest, and I hope they win.
Assignment: Smack Down this Abu Sayyaf Video
Someday we'll all get to kill terrorists. Until that day comes you can smack them down on YouTube.
Please flag as>> Violent or Repulsive Content >> Supports Terrorism
Update by DMartyr: Owned.
Help This Poor Schmuck Out
Jim Lynch needs some cash. If you have a buck or two why not send it his way?
Muslim Anarchist Vegans Crash Gender Segregated Iftar
Man, this story has all the hallmarks of a good joke.
A Muslim, a vegan, and an anarchist walk into a San Francisco Iftar dinner. Then she sits down.
Thanks to Anne.
Totten: In the Wake of the Surge
Totten's new book In the Wake of the Surge is out.
Scroll down to the bottom of this page for the link. He's a friend and he makes more money if you do it that way (same price to you).
VFW National Convention: Obama Does Another "First Time Ever"...
Republican presidential hopefuls Gov. Rick Perry and Mitt Romney will be in San Antonio this week for the Veterans of Foreign Wars national convention, but for the first time in its 112-year history, no one from the White House has committed to making an appearance[...]Shakes head in disgust
“When the President is unable to attend, it has always been customary for the White House to choose a high-level administration official as an alternative speaker,” wrote Richard Eubank, the group's national commander, in a statement.
“It is an insult of the highest magnitude that for the first time in the history of the VFW, the White House has apparently decided that this great and iconic organization of combat veterans and all of its members are not worthy of its notice by not at least offering a first-tier speaker from the administration.”
Thanks to Kenny
"It Was Like Walking Into Hell"...
National Geographic aired a special last night of Bush's recollection of 9/11 and the aftermath. I missed most of it but plan on watching it in it's entirety. The part below is what I watched. Bush's sincerity and emotion captured at it's finest.
If you missed it as well, it airs again tonight on the National Geographic Channel at 9 pm ET and again at midnight.
Never forget, never forgive..
Evil Kaffir Occupiers Abusing Afghan Citizens
Oh the horror!
God Bless our finest and bravest!
Accusation: France Making 'Super Sluts'
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It seems female students returning to China after studying in France come home as "super sluts":
Chinese women come home super sluts after studying in France, according to an associate judicial professor lecturing his class.
Zhang Haixia with an institute under the Ministry of Justice explained how all female students from China change into "Super Pan Jinlian" after returning home in a short undated video published online on Tuesday by Sina Weibo user Paris Observation.
Israel Defense Forces - Can You Play With Fire?
God Bless the IDF
Secret Agent Man
You rock on, little brother, rock on.
When we want you to catch up, we'll let you know.
Imperial Good News: Lockerbie bomber Abdel Basset al-Megrahi Damn Neart Dead Suffering Horribly
CNN found al-Megrahi under the care of his family in his palatial Tripoli villa Sunday, surviving on oxygen and an intravenous drip. The cancer-stricken former Libyan intelligence officer may be the last man alive who knows precisely who in the Libya government authorized the bombing, which killed 270 people.I hope he can feel the flames of hell licking at his feet.
"We just give him oxygen. Nobody gives us any advice," his son, Khaled al-Megrahi, told CNN.
There is no doctor. There is nobody to ask. We don't have any phone line to call anybody," Khaled al-Megrahi said.
August 28, 2011
Blazing Cat Fur Offending The Modesty Of Muslimahs At Al Quds Rally
Well, not offending their modesty, just documenting them and others at From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free aka Jerusalem Day aka BDS aka Al Quds Day rally complete with Hizbollah flags. The Park Guard was way out of line trying to stop this, and not too bright to boot!
More at Blazing Cat Fur
Scaramouche, Sassywire and I (Blazingcatfur) were asked not to film the Muslimas attending the Al Quds Rally at Queen's Park in Toronto by a Queen's Park "Special Constable" which is a fancy name for security guard.
We were told it would offend the modesty of the Israel hating crowd. Evidently it's just fine for Muslims to wave Hezbollah Flags and hurl Blood Libels at Jews, but god forbid you film the chick waving the the flag of a banned terrorist group in Canada.
UPDATE: Must read: Snippet
Ontarians who were under the impression that they live in a free society where they can use cameras in public places may be surprised to learn they are not free from harassment by agents of the Province.Wanted to clarify what I omitted from post, it's in bold above. Still a must read, the update at the end concerns boobies!
Well-known Canadian political blogger Blazing Cat Fur was at Queen's Park Sunday afternoon to record the al Quds Day rally held by CASMO, a Khomeinist hate group that has posted anti-Israel videos to its website by the neo-Nazi former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke.
A Queen's Park Security Guard, an employee of the Provincial civil service, attempted to get BCF to stop filming since it was "offensive" to the Muslim women who had gathered to denounce and vilify Israel in front of the provincial legislature while waving the flag of a banned terrorist organization.
7 Injured In South Tel Aviv Terror Attack, Perp Nabbed
End of summer party for teens in Tel Aviv turns into ending of Ramadan terror attack by West Bank ROP 'r'
Police: Nablus resident in stolen cab rammed Border Police road block outside of night club, got out, "screamed Allah hu Akbar" began stabbing people; 5 police officers among injured in attack.Thankfully, the terrorist didn't manage to enter the nightclub, or this would have turned out a hell of a lot worse.
Seven people were injured in south Tel Aviv early Monday morning, when a terrorist from the West Bank carjacked a taxi and rammed it into a police road block protecting a Tel Aviv nightclub, before going on a stabbing spree.
Police said the terrorist, a Nablus resident in his 20s, entered a taxi near the beginning of Salameh Street, and carjacked the driver, stabbing him in the hand, according to police. He then drove for approximately a kilometer down Salameh Street towards the Haoman 17 nightclub, which was filled with high school children at an end-of-summer party.
Of the seven people injured in the attack, five were police officers.
Challah Hu Akbar has been following this and has more with updates.
Afghan Warlord Allah Dad: "Some Men Enjoy Playing with Dogs, Some with Women; I Enjoy Playing with Boys"...
Headline was quote from Afghan warlord Allah Daad when interviewed regarding the practice of Bachi-bazi (dancing boys) aka forced prostitution.
An Afghan journalist has come out and condemned the practice.
In a recent report, senior Afghan journalist Musa Khan Jalalzai drew attention to the custom of Afghan dancing boys and their sexual exploitation by powerful and wealthy warlords in the country. The report notes that the custom has become a status symbol in Afghanistan.A voice in the wilderness but what good will it do? Women wear suffocating hefty bags and men turn around and rape young boys.
The report, titled "Male Prostitution in Afghanistan," was published on the website of Daily Outlook Afghanistan newspaper, of which Musa Khan Jalalzai is the executive editor. In his report, ,Jalalzai notes that for those who cannot afford the real thing, DVDs of dancing boys are available in the cities of Kabul, Kandahar, Mazar-e-Sharif, Kunduz, Takhar, Baghlan, Samangan, Panjshir, and Herat.
The report added: "Local residents now have demanded for a crackdown against these elements, but are skeptical because criminals are powerful and well-armed. War criminals have representation in Afghan parliament and in government institutions."
"Warlords in Northern Afghanistan… Recruit Young Boys for Sex and Dance…; Bacha-Bereesh [Boys] of Ages 15-20 are Normally Dressed in Women's Clothes, Dancing All the Night, Then Abused by Several Men"
"A shameless business of teenage rape or Bacha-bazi has brought disgrace and shame to Afghan society. The tradition of teenage rape is an old tradition in northern and southern provinces. The tradition has roots in Afghan history. President Hamid Karzai, in his recent statement, warned that rapists should face 'the country's most severe punishment.
"The interior ministry has failed to arrest powerful rapist warlords in northern Afghanistan, as the police administration has long been involved in many illegal businesses like drug trafficking, prostitution, and playboys. Corruption in the Afghan justice system is another problem. Courts are helpless before war criminals. Judges are the most corrupt people, who bail out or release criminals and receive millions in Afghan currency.[More...]
This video is from Frontline's special last year. To see the rest go here
Cablegate: Bacha Bazi-The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan
PBS delays dancing boys of Afghanistan over fear for dancing boys[update: will to air 4/20[Creeping Sharia]
‘Dancing Boys of Afghanistan’ (aka 'Sex Toys') To Air On PBS April 20th
Taliban’s Siraj Haqqani: Rape, Murder & Videotape By Brad Thor
The Anti-Boobie Post
For the Jawa Ladies (and Rusty)
This is what happens when they leave me alone with the blog on Sunday...
Day by Day
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By Chris Muir
Sandcrawler Announcement: HyperJawa
Super Sekrit video of Pixi Misa installing our new server...
Jawa Report, the fastest hunk of junk in the blogosphere.
Dar al-Garb Versus Dar al-Islam
Fatwas will be issued.
(Image credit: BigPeace)
Reporter Oblivious To Torrent Of Sewage
"It's plankton!" Yeah, that's the ticket.
In Washington, they refer to this phenomenon as "hope & change."
WTTG-TV reporter Tucker Barnes was providing live updates for stations around the country as a wall of what he described as sea foam poured over him.
Barnes was on the boardwalk as Hurricane Irene hit the coast of Maryland
He noted that he had immersed himself in organic material. That "organic material" was most likely the effects of raw sewage pouring into the water during the storm.
"It doesn't taste great," he said.
Pakistan: 8yr old kidnapped, tortured, then murdered by "teen"Express Tribune]
FAISALABAD:Poor dear child...
Police announced on Thursday a teenager responsible for the kidnapping and killing of an eight-year-old child who went missing on August 22 had confessed to the crime.
The mutilated body of the child was recovered from a gunny bag dumped in front of his home in Gobindpura on August 24.
The suspect, 15-year-old Safeer Ali, was arrested by Gulberg police on Saturday. Addressing a press conference, City Police Officer Rae Tahir Hussain said Ali had confessed to killing the child, Ali Haider
Later, the police produced the suspect before the media where he admitted to having abducted the child. He said he had killed the child because he could not contact the family to demand a ransom.[...]
The child’s grandfather, Mahmoodul Hasan, said the body bore torture marks. He said it appeared that the body had been burnt before putting it in the bag[...]
Safeer and five others believed to have assisted him in the crime were arrested from Kot Momin by a police team headed by Gulberg deputy superintendent of police Chaudhary Ashiq Jatt and Gulberg police station house officer Ahmad Muneeb Shah. Three of the five accomplices have been identified as Hafiz Zubair, Abdullah and Yasir.
August 27, 2011
Deadly Day in Iraq: 33 Killed
Bombs in Baghdad killed six people Saturday night, capping a deadly day in which at least 33 people died across Iraq, officials said.Yes, there is still Islamotarded terrorists sploding themselves and taking other Muslims/Christians with them.
Late Saturday night, a bomb hidden in a bicycle outside a Sunni mosque killed three worshippers and wounded eight others leaving evening prayers at the Omer Bin Abdul Aziz mosque just north of Baghdad, police said.
A half hour later, three policemen died nearby while responding to an explosion under a bridge in the predominantly Christian al-Ghadeer neighborhood in the capital's east, officials said. A second bomb killed them. Eight people were wounded in the blasts[...]
The deadliest incident in Iraq on Saturday, however, was a traffic accident.
A bus carrying vacationing families through northern Iraq collided head-on with a car and burst into flames, killing all 24 people trapped on the bus and three people in the car, police said.
Plus keep our finest and bravest in your thoughts and prayers, it is still dangerous for them in Iraq.
Sandcrawler PSA: Planned Maintenance Edition
Jawa will be down later tonight, according to Pixy Misa. We don't like the blog being down, so we dedicate this video to Pixy Misa. Just replace "hey apple" with "hey Rusty" and "knife" with "your blog is going to be down."
Fire Doesn't Melt Steel A Plane Didn't Crash Into The Pentagon
Global Warming Caused IRENE!!11!!eleventy!!
On Friday's Dylan Ratigan Show, MSNBC contributor Touré, who is also a 9/11 truther,
wondered if Hurricane Irene is an example of global warming. He speculated, "When you talk about an unusual weather event happening in New York and this sort of thing, is this really evidence of global warming to see this sort of a massive storm happening here?"[More..]
State Department: AQAP's Anwar al-Awlaki On The Kill Or Catured List But.....
He Still Has A Right To Privacy
Hellfire denies his right to privacy, what's the big deal?
Via Weasel Zippers.
(FOX News) — While the New Mexico-born cleric, Anwar al-Awlaki, is the first American on the CIA’s kill or capture list, the U.S. State Department refuses to release documents about al-Awlaki citing his right to privacy. This disconnect was uncovered as part of the ongoing investigation by Fox News’ Specials Unit into the cleric who is a leader of a major Al Qaeda affiliateKeeping screw ups private, nothing to do with Awlaki's except where the ACLU is concerned.
Through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in March 2010, Fox News requested “. . . . any and all records maintained by the United States Department of State, in the passport file. . . .” for the cleric. Initially, the request was referred to Human Resources at the State Department, before a formal response was issued more than a year later, in August 2011. The letter reads in part:
“The Department of State, Passport Services has reviewed your request and has given full consideration to the reasons provided. However, we have determined that your request must be denied. This denial is pursuant to subsection (b)(6) of the Freedom of Information Act. The release of this information to you would be an invasion of personal privacy of another person, without written authorization from that person.”[...]
Both the Justice Department and FBI have refused Fox News’ requests and resisted calls from Congress to explain why the cleric was able to slip through the grasp of federal agents just one year after the 9/11 attacks. On Oct. 10, 2002, Al-Awlaki was held by Customs agents at JFK International airport for three hours until an FBI agent, Wade Ammerman, ordered the cleric’s release, even though there was an active warrant for al-Awlaki’s arrest on passport fraud.[More...]
Saturday War Porn
Those who are offended by loud noises,have heart problems,high blood pressure, menstruating men or pregnant women should not watch this video.
Seriously Good News(Maybe): Al Qaeda's No. 2 Leader Atiyah Abd al-Rahman Killed in Pakistan
Better News.... He Only Lasted 4 Months After Taking Zawahiri's #2 Place
UPDATE: Not So Fast
Haught damn I love me those drones!
Atiyah Abd al-Rahman, a Libyan, became #2 after bin Laden became fish food in May. There was a 1 million reward offered. Sadly, drone operators can't collect.
(CBS/AP)Raise your hands mujahideen, who wants to become #2 now?
WASHINGTON — Al Qaeda's second-in-command, Atiyah Abd al-Rahman, has been killed in Pakistan, delivering another big blow to a terrorist group that the U.S. believes to be on the verge of defeat, a senior Obama administration official said Saturday.
The Libyan national who was the network's former operational leader rose to al Qaeda's No. 2 spot after the U.S. killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden during a raid on his Pakistan compound in May.
Al-Rahman was killed Aug. 22 in the lawless Pakistani tribal region of Waziristan, according to the official, who insisted on anonymity to discuss intelligence issues.
The official would not say how al-Rahman was killed. But his death came on the same day that a CIA drone strike was reported in Waziristan. Such strikes by unmanned aircraft are Washington's weapon of choice for killing terrorists in the mountainous, hard-to-reach area along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.
Al-Rahman, believed to be in his mid-30s, was a close confidant of bin Laden and once served as bin Laden's emissary to Iran.
Ayman Zawahiri Next?
A U.S. official told CBS News al-Rahman spoke on behalf of both Osama bin Laden and Ayman Mohammed Rabie al-Zawahiri, and was the one affiliates "knew and trusted."
UPDATE: I didn't stick with "report only if confirmed", otherwise reported to or maybe. Reading Roggio reminded me of that.
So ,maybe Al-Rahman dead. Stay tuned...
No Sh*t? Underwear Bomber Admits He .... Wait for it ... WORKED FOR AL QAEDA
I guess this is "news" in the same sense that next weeks headlines about last week's hurricane being called Irene is news:
The so-called underwear bomber charged with trying to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner on Christmas Day 2009 admitted to federal agents that he was working for al Qaeda, federal prosecutors disclosed in a court filing today.Wait, a guy who failed in his al Qaeda mission to blow up his genitals along with an airplane, and which al Qaeda has been praising as one of their own for almost two years now, admitted that he was part of al Qaeda?
I honestly never saw that one coming!
I guess the only real "news" here is that Abdulmutallab's lawyers are trying to have his admission thrown out because he wasn't Mirandized at the time.
Which, if true, is yet another major screw up in a whole line of screw ups that let the attack happen in the first place. Remember, he only failed because the bomb didn't detonate right. Whatever agents were sent in to interview him may have really mucked things up.
Somalia: Al Shabaab Islamotards Beheads Two Young Muslim Boys
The terrorists had pulled out of Mogadishu but needed to leave their mark to show they are still in charge or something. The beheaded bodies were thrown into a former spaghetti factory building and into a livestock market
Recently al-Shabaab has beheaded 14 including these two, accusing them of being infidels aka wrong kind of Muslims
Evil sadistic savages.
Muslim Woman Escapes Arranged Marriage And.....
Becomes Martial Arts Fighter!
Brave woman, I wish her the best.
h/t Big Peace
Oh, Thank Goodness!
You know, I was just sitting here checking the morning news and I had got past the headlines about Hurricane Irene, Syria's WMD stash, the economy going to hell while Obama fiddles on a golf course somewhere when, out of the blue, I thought to myself, "I wonder how Mel Gibson is doing with his divorce settlement?"
Lo and behold! There was another headline that answered my question. I'm sure many of you were wondering the same thing, so wonder no more:
Los Angeles – Mel Gibson and his ex-girlfriend have reached a financial and custody settlement of a bitter dispute that spawned a criminal case and left the Academy Award winner's reputation damaged.
August 26, 2011
Another Terrorist Tied to Jihad Jane and Emerson Begolly Arrested
Had Fantasies of Terrorism, Columbine Style Attack on School
Bonus: Calls Rusty a "pig" and a "fag"
Colleen "Jihad Jane" LaRose's underage accomplice has been arrested. We've known about an unindicted co-conspirator -- unindicted presumably because he was a teenager -- for some time from both the LaRose and Emerson Begolly indictments.
His chat sessions with convicted homegrown terrorist Emerson Begolly were introduced as evidence in the complaint against the former neo-Nazi turned jihadist. [pictured right]
In the supporting documents to the Begolly case the unnamed minor, who used the email firstname.lastname@example.org, has a conversation with Emerson in which the two recount how "hassan" is chat buddies with Collleen LaRose.
In those conversations "hassan" claims to be in Maryland and to be the "unindicted co-conspirator" in the Colleen LaRose case. He also admits that LaRose had sent her common law husband's stolen passport to him for safekeeping.
It was her intention to give that passport to a man who went by the handle "theblackflag" that she had met online. LaRose had flown to Ireland to meet the man whom she intended to marry. Using the stolen passport the two would be more free -- at least she seems to have thought initially -- to travel to Sweden where they would kill Lars Vilks, the cartoonist who had allegedly blasphemed Muhammad.
"Hassan" claims that LaRose sent for other documents and some money she had entrusted to him, but that he had hidden the stolen passport at his high school.
Those same documents reveal that "hassan" fantasized about jihad, carrying out terrorist attacks, and dreamed of carrying out a Columbine style attack on his high school.
He justified the killing of these school children on the grounds that many of their parents worked for various government organizations, such as the NSA and FBI.
In addition to LaRose and Begolly, "hassan" also was familiar with another of Begolly's online associates, Zach Chesser. Chesser was the man behind the threats to Matt Stone and Trey Parker for portraying Muhammad in an episode of South Park . Chesser was later indicted for attempting to join the al Qaeda linked al Shabaab group in Somalia.
If LaRose, Begolly, and Chesser were known online friends of "hassan", then I am cited as an online enemy. in response to Begolly's complaint that "Jawa called me a fag", "hassan" says, "he is a pig". By he of course "hassan" means me, Rusty Shackleford.
He then goes on to say, "His mother died while giving birth to a fag like him."
How nice, he brings my mother into this.
If who your enemies are says something about who you are, let me say that I'm proud to have been called a "pig" and a "fag" by yet another would-be terrorist.
Here's the story on Fox News:
A U.S. teen from Pakistan is in secret custody, accused of helping recruit terrorists for the woman known as "Jihad Jane," a person close to the boy's family said Friday....By his own account, "hassan" lied to federal agents on several occasions. He bragged about this to Begolly and said he hadn't sold any one out from the Ansar Mujahideen English Forum (AMEF), where Begolly was a moderator.
Charges filed last month accuse the 17-year-old of helping Colleen LaRose in her alleged efforts to incite an Islamic holy war....
According to both sources, he met LaRose in a chat room when he was about 15 and later agreed to help her raise money and recruits for the jihadist cause.
Too bad that's not going to save his cornhole, the story reports that "hassan" will be moved from a juvenile detention center and be charged as an adult once he turns 18 next month.
Do you hear that "hassan"? That's the sound of me laughing.
UPDATE: His real name is "Mohammad". Imagine that?
His family emigrated from Pakistan four years ago, and relatives say the boy - Mohammed K., of Ellicott City, Md. - was headed to Johns Hopkins University on a full scholarship this fall.Before you go blaming all Muslims, if you actually read the conversations between Mohammad and Begolly the young man says that his parents took his laptop away from him on several occasions when they found he was hanging out at jihadi forums and collecting beheading videos.
So instead of surfing for jihadi porn from home he used .... the school library.
Some of the news stories are making a stink out of the fact that young Mohammad was interviewed by the FBI on at least 8 occasions without a lawyer. What they're not mentioning is that this was done with his parents explicit permission.
In one of his conversations with Begolly he recounts how his parents kept telling him to tell the truth to the FBI. Which, of course, he didn't.
This is by far the best news story about him, but be careful as much of the information is coming from the family who are understandably distressed about their son's arrest.
Most of the information above I lifted from the Emerson Begolly documents. I haven't had time to look at the Jihad Jane complaint, but the story lifts this info from it:
"I write this message on behalf of a respected sister," Mohammed allegedly wrote. "The sister has been in touch with a brother [who] appealed for urgent funds stating that his resources are limited. The sister has provide me proofs that have confirmed that the brother is . . . true. . . . I know the sister and by Allah all money will be transferred to her. The sister will then transfer the money to the brother. . . ."Expect updates.
Oh Noes!! Russian aggressors carried out rite of baptism in Chechnya
Crazy terrorists beat their foreheads on the ground 5 times and day to see who has the biggest "prayer bump", worship a rock and enjoy blowing themselves up to finally get laid...which they won't, they will just be dead and in a bunch of pieces. Sad sack of sh*ts
A little water on them would be an improvement, not to be baptized mind you, they need a good soaking. The images I have seen of the Islamic Caucuses Emirate's mujahideen are pretty nasty, dirty looking, flea and lice infested savages.
BTW, "kill Muslim men" in the headline refers all Muslims sects except Sufism will be banned.
Mad Mullahs Celebrate "Al Quds Day"...
Complete with Mad Mullah's approved "over the burqa vest".
Al Quds day (aka Jerusalem Day) is a yearly event in Iran[via The Meir Amit ITIC]
OverviewIranian Mad Mullahs suck boys testes and that's a fact!
1. On or around August 26[today..ed] the Iranians mark International Jerusalem Day. They began in 1979 following a decision taken by the Ayatollah Khomeini and the Iranian regime on the third Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The objective of Jerusalem Day is to express the support of Iran and the Arab-Muslim world for the Palestinian cause and the "liberation of Jerusalem," to defame Israel and call for its destruction, and to defy the United States and the West in general ("the arrogant super powers").
2. This year's Jerusalem Day events occur on the backdrop of the popular protests in the Middle East against the Arab regimes, the events of Nakba Day and Naqsa Day, the campaign to delegitimize Israel and potential powder keg of the Palestinian arena in preparation for UN move in September. The Iranian regime may exploit all of the above in Jerusalem Day for propaganda and practical leverage against Israel. In our assessment, among other things the Iranians may encourage protests along Israel's borders, exploiting the current instability in Syria, Jordan and Egypt. The Iranians may also encourage demonstrators to cross the borders into Israeli territory (similar to the invasion of Majd al-Shams on Naqsa Day, which set a precedent) to make Jerusalem Day events provocative and violent, drawing wanted media attention to Iran and the messages it wants to send.[More..]
More images below the fold:
Boko Haram Islamotards Murder 12 In NE Nigeria
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — A radical Muslim sect blamed for attacks across northeast Nigeria bombed a police station and robbed two banks Thursday, killing 12 people in an assault highlighting the group's escalating willingness to shed blood, authorities said.
The sect, known locally as Boko Haram, stormed into the city of Gobi in Adamawa state in broad daylight, first attacking the police precinct with bombs and raking the building with gunfire, police commissioner A.T. Shinaba said. The group killed four police officers and a soldier guarding the area, he said.
The sect members then shot their way into two local branches of First Bank PLC and United Bank for Africa PLC, killing seven bank employees before speeding away with an unknown amount of cash, Shinaba said. Four others suffered injuries in the attack.
Boko Haram seeks to impose Taliban style Shariah law in Northern Nigeria
The official name of the group is Jama'atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda'awati wal-Jihad, which in Arabic means "People Committed to the Propagation of the Prophet's Teachings and JihadEarlier today Mr E Blogger posted about another attack by the same group on the UN Building in Abuja. 20 reportedly were killed in the suicide attack
(Abuja, Nigeria) About 10:24 AM Nigerian time, the United Nations building in Abuja experienced an explosion, claiming several lives.Another day, another attack, more deaths, by Islamotarded terrorists.
Debate: Did George W Get Counterterrorism Policy Right?
U.S. counterterrorism policy since 9/11 has been phenomenally successful. Who could have imagined in 2001 that ten years later there would not have been a single successful attack on the American homeland? And yet, apart from a few lone-wolf attacks such as the shootings[terrorism..ed] by Major Nidal Hasan at Fort Hood, the record has been close to perfect[?...]What is this article really about?
Such measures were denounced by civil libertarians and, once the immediate post-9/11 fear had passed, many of them were curtailed through a combination of congressional and court action. But key aspects of the Bush approach–from military tribunals and detentions at Guantanamo to Predator strikes–have been employed by the Obama administration. We now have a bipartisan approach to counterterrorism that has kept the United States safe for the past decade.So this isn't really about GW, it's about The One.
Vote by clicking image below
A few lone wolfs? Hasan, for one, is a homegrown terrorist and was successful at killing our finest and bravest because of PC. We have went from the "Global War on Terror" to Overseas Contingency Operations and terror attack like Hasan's is now called a Man Caused Disaster
Joe Biden's shout out about Navy SEAL Team 6 turning bin Laden into fish food was an unforgivable breach of their secrecy let alone intelligence leaked from Obama's "war room".
We are lucky because jihadis failed to detonate their explosives. We have to be right all the time while the jihadist only have to be right once.
Yes, GW was right but some of his policies have gone to the wayside due to PC, so called Islamophobia etc. Obama did up the drone strikes which is good but to compare him to GW is ridiculous. Hell, Obama didn't even know how to pronounce the military Corps, called them Corpse.
Islam Will Dominate the World
Sorry peeps, I'm going to take the rest of the night off, pop some popcorn, kick back and contemplate world fascist domination.
You'll note that the first speaker is convicted terrorist Omar Bakri Mohammad. They're even so kind as to give you his phone number! I might just give the ol' boy a ring: 011-961-7095-7759
UPDATE by SH: You can also tweet to this twit:
UPDATE II by SH: Flag away, comment, debate or whatever, I can't unfortunately:
Mark Steyn Interview
Any interview with Mark Steyn is a good interview.
Too Violent For College
O, say can you see? By the dawn's early light, What so proudly we hailed, at the twilight's last gleaming.
Whose broad stripes and bright stars
through the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched,
were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets’ red glare,
the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night
that our flag was still there;
O! say does that star-spangled banner yet wave,
O’er the land of the free
and the home of the brave?
Indiana College bans National Anthem for being "too violent."
A message to the Egyptian people from an average Israeli
Read the subtitles, lulz right on!
Caroline Glick: Glenn Beck's Revealing Visit To Israel
Must read article regarding Beck's visit to Israel: Restoring Courage
In general, Israeli media responded to Beck’s visit either as a non-event, or distorted who Beck is and what he is trying to do.I can't do it justice with a few quotes, so go to JPost and read her commentary
The Blaze has pictures and videos of the event. This one is about Dr. Simcha Shalom Brooks, a Jewish academic focusing on Biblical history and archaeology:
Leftist media/Jewish groups did their best to describe Beck as anti-Semite but in reality he is a Christian Zionist.
CAIR: Heh, Where's Your Tolerance For Muslim Extremists?
According to the report from the NORC at the University of Chicago Americans have more tolerance for Communists, gays, etc and not for Islamists. Duh, they didn't fly those planes into the Trade Centers or the Pentagon.
The report though, is really disturbing for the response Americans gave regarding Islamists: ZIP
“These figures are a result of people responding to what they perceive to be a serious threat,” Smith said. The survey found in 2008 that when asked if “A Muslim clergyman who preaches hatred of the United States” should be able to speak publicly, 41 percent of Americans said yes. The percentage remained unchanged in the 2010 survey. When asked if a Muslim extremist should be able to teach, 29 percent of Americans said yes in 2008 and 32 percent said yes in 2010. The survey found that 49 percent of Americans in 2008 would allow a book by a Muslim extremist to be in their local library, while 48 percent approved in 2010.Would Americans allow a book as say Samir Khan's Inspire rag that includes "how to build a bomb in your moms kitchen"? Or lectures from Anwar al Awlaki? I know, those examples are from Muslim extremists, oh wait..
CAIR should be happy with the results, I'm not.
Nigeria: UN Building Bombed, 20 Dead
Bombing - UN Building, Abuja, Nigeria
(Abuja, Nigeria) About 10:24 AM Nigerian time, the United Nations building in Abuja experienced an explosion, claiming several lives.
Reportedly, the 3rd floor of the building was ripped apart by a suicide bomber driving a car packed with explosives.
No confirmation on casualties has been provided. One source, however, reports at least 20 deaths and many wounded.
August 25, 2011
CAIR Upset By 9/11 Coloring Book; Calls It ‘Disgusting’
Umm, radical Muslim extremists (aka terrorist) DID kill Americans on 9/11. Some of the victims were even Muslims.
Is CAIR trying to rewrite history?
They don't want dialog, proof:
Neither does GZM aka Park51
I didn't offend them, I just disagreed with them. Go figure..
h/t Big Peace
UPDATE: Via Big Red Coloring Book Aug 3rd press release by Wayne Bell:
If you are interested in purchasing the coloring book, here is the link
I especially like the page where OBL is hiding behind one of his wives...lulz I dunno about the 6yr old age group though.
Xariif, the 9/11 truther, doesn't like the coloring book cuz he hates kittehs!
Batten Down The Hatches
Prayers and best of luck to all those affected.
Incredible Interview With Deceased SEAL Aaron Vaughn's Family (Updated)
What a beautiful family. Our thoughts and prayers have been with Aaron Vaughn's family as well as the rest of the families who lost their loved ones that day.
h/t Gulag Bound
UPDATE: In related news: 5,000 gather for Va. Beach memorial to Afghan crash victims
VIRGINIA BEACHMay God ease their sorrow and give them strength in this time of need. Their loved ones, our heroes, will not be forgotten.
About 5,000 people gathered Thursday in Virginia Beach for a memorial service for the 30 service members, many of them locally based Navy SEALs, killed when the Taliban shot down a helicopter in Afghanistan on August 6, the Navy said.
The 90-minute event at the Virginia Beach Convention Center was closed to the press; Gov. Bob McDonnell was among those slated to attend.
In a statement, the Navy said, "The Naval Special Warfare community thanks the people of Hampton Roads and communities across the nation for their generosity and outpouring of support during this time of mourning and healing...
Leftist, Anti-American Rodent Stealing U.S. Flags From Police Memorial
TOLEDO, OH (WOIO) -
Toledo Police are dealing with a new type of criminal, the furry rodent type.
Officers tell 19 Action News that several small American flags outside of the Toledo Police Department kept disappearing, so they staked out the building and caught their thief in the act.
Lt. James Brown witnessed a squirrel run out and snatch a flag off it's wooden dowel and take off with it. The squirrel was too fast to catch up with, but Lt. Brown trailed it back to the squirrel's nest, which was stuffed with twigs, leaves and other stolen American flags.
It is unknown at this time if the squirrel acted alone in each incident.
As of Wednesday, at least three American flags had been swiped. (Source)
The next thing you know, this socialist bastard will be demanding free acorns from hard-working squirrels with excessive acorn reserves.
The ToledoBlade.com is covering efforts to apprehend the elusive free-loader.
Jerusalem Post Columnist Larry Derfner Calls Eilat Terror "Justified"..
Calling his comments “an attempt at patriotism,” Jerusalem Post columnist and well known political commentator Larry Derfner endorsed the use of violence against Israeli citizens this week in an article posted on the self-described left-wing Zionist blog “Israel Reconsidered.”Snip from Larry Derfner's post
Derfner, well known as a staunch advocate for a two-state solution, posted a link to his article on Facebook on Monday, drawing praise from friends for his contention that “Palestinians have the right to resist [the occupation] – to use violence against Israelis, even to kill Israelis.” This is especially the case, Derfner wrote, since “Israel is showing zero willingness to end the occupation, which has been the case since the Netanyahu government took over.”
There’s no time for equivocation anymore, if there ever was. The mental and moral paralysis in this country must be broken. Whoever the Palestinians were who killed the eight Israelis near Eilat last week, however vile their ideology was, they were justified to attack. They had the same right to fight for their freedom as any other unfree nation in history ever had. And just like every harsh, unjust government in history bears the blame for the deaths of its own people at the hands of rebels, so Israel, which rules the Palestinians harshly and unjustly, is to blame for those eight Israeli deaths – as well as for every other Israeli death that occurred when this country was offering the Palestinians no other way to freedom.Patriotism my arse. Tell that to the families that lost their loved ones.
Writing this is not treason. It is an attempt at patriotism.
UPDATE: Defner trying to cover his tracks, deleted the post. Here's a Google cache
h/t dcdoc for noticing.
Video: The Eight Signs of Terrorism
Here's a little video put together by law enforcement in San Diego. The low production value makes it tempting to treat this as the "duck and cover" video of the post 9/11 era. But don't laugh, this is some serious stuff.
If you can get past some of the cheesiness of it, it brings home some important points.
And before you dismiss it and laugh or treat this as more big brother just remember this: but for the reporting of a private citizen over suspicious behavior we may have had a second Fort Hood attack.
Bonus: the first person to see which "friend" of The Jawa Report makes a special guest appearance in the video gets a fatwa.
And what's the over-under on a CAIR/ACLU press release claiming this is just another sign of creeping fascism?
Scheuer: Welcome to the Zawahiri Era
I'm not always a fan of Michael Shcheuer. I tend to think of him as so focused on al Qaeda that he forgets that there are other dangers in the world. Hence he, like so many others, thought it would be impossible to both fight in Afghanistan and Iraq at the same time.
Further, he sometimes makes absurd statements like we are quitting Iraq without winning.
We haven't won - and decisively - in Iraq?
Hell, we not only won in Iraq -- we won two wars in Iraq. One against the Baathist regime and one of the largest armies on the face of the planet -- and in record time. And an unexpected second war against Salaafi and Khomeinist jihadis.
It would be like claiming we didn't win the Spanish-American war because after we took possession of the Philippines we also had an indigenous uprising to quell.
We won in Iraq twice. It was a twofer.
It's Afghanistan that we have to worry about losing at this point, not Iraq. If and when Iraq goes south it will have nothing to do with us and will have everything to do with the Iraqi people's ability to govern. NMP -- not my problem.
But for all his faults, very few people know al Qaeda better than Scheuer. In this article at The National Interest Scheuer describes the rise of the modern al Qaeda movement and why it is not going away:
bin Laden and his senior lieutenants building and strengthening organizational offshoots in Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, the Levant, Palestine and North Africa. As he drew his last breath, in fact, bin Laden knew al-Qaeda’s horizontal growth since 2001 had given it seven locations from which to plan, train for and launch operations—as opposed to one at 9/11—none of which, save Pakistan, has been more than marginally damaged by U.S. or Western military forces over the last decade. He also knew that al-Qaeda’s multiyear investment in inciting young Muslims worldwide, from Nigeria to New Delhi to the North Caucasus, had been a substantial success. More specifically, al-Qaeda’s recruitment of talented, young U.S.-citizen Muslims—men such as the editor of the group’s online magazine Inspire, Samir Khan, senior operative and media adviser Azzam al-Amriki and public-preacher-cum-recruiter Anwar al-Awlaki—gave the organization’s media arm a powerfully influential means with which to promote war in the streets of the English-speaking world, especially in the United States, Britain, Canada, Australia, South Africa and India.If you can get past the "Bush was a warmonger" rhetoric, it's worth the read.
AYMAN AL-ZAWAHIRI, then, inherits an al-Qaeda organization that is larger, younger, better educated, much more geographically dispersed and has many more adherents than the one he joined in 1998.
Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Prosser Vindicated
Alternate Headline: Liberal Pant Leg Wetters Soaked To The Freakin Bone
So, for those of you who haven't followed this, which includes Rusty, who thinks Wisconsin is a suburb of Canada, if that is even possible...here is some background and a timeline.
Scott Walker elected Gov in late 2010, Walker pushed Budget Repair Bill that removes union collective bargaining, unions go ballistic in February of 2010 while the Democratic Senators flee the state, a Supreme Court race in April is a "referendum on Scott Walker", the Republican candidate (Prosser) wins after a contentious recount, Prosser is accused of choking another Justice, and a union led recall by democrats fails to take majority rule in August.
After the choking accusation was passed like a hot potato from the Capitol Police to the Dane County Sheriff, to the Dane County Prosecutor who knew there was nothing there and in turn asked for a special prosecutor....Prosser is vindicated
So, what's next? I assume the collective Madison left's heads will explode for two reasons.
The first: This is the last of a long line of FAIL. Lost the governorship, lost union collective bargaining while their democrat senators lost every last shred of respect running to Illinois, lost the supreme court race which the unions heavily backed, failed to win the majority in the State government during union sponsored recalls, and failed to falsely bring down Justice Prosser. Fail x ...well...lots.
Second: There are a crap pile of liberal, feminists, and politicians that owe apologies. Public apologies since their public, sometimes flamboyant and sensational, pre-mature judgments were false. A random sampling follows of those that need to pucker up:
Justice Ann Walsh Bradley
One Wisconsin Now
Just to name a few.
Bonus Huffington Post comments: Bwahahahah
I also assume that the list, below the fold, of Wisconsin groups and elected officials that asked for Prosser to step down while the investigation was concluded will request that Bradley remove herself from her post due to making false accusations:
Wisconsin Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice
Women’s Medical Fund, Inc.
NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin
National Lawyers Guild, Madison chapter
National Organization for Women (NOW), Madison chapter
State Representative Terese Berceau
Milwaukee Public School Board Member Meagan Holman
Madison School District Board Vice-President Marj Passman
Madison School Board Member Arlene Silveira
Madison City Council President Lauren Cnare
Madison City Council President Pro-Tem Shiva Bidar Sielaff
Madison Alder Bridget Maniaci
Madison Alder Marsha Rummel
Madison Alder Lisa Subeck
Grant County Board Supervisor Carol Beals
Dane County Board Supervisor Carousel Bayrd
Dane County Board Supervisor Sharon Corrigan
Dane County Board Supervisor Analiese Eicher
Dane County Supervisor Dianne Hesselbein
Dane County Board Supervisor Barb Vedder
Dane County Board Supervisor Melissa Sargent
Allstate Accuses Ground Zero Mosque Developer Of No-Fault Fraud Scheme
Allstate has become the latest insurance company to accuse Hisham Elzanaty, one of the money men behind the so-called Ground Zero mosque development, of orchestrating a “highly developed and sophisticated kickback scheme” that allegedly reaped more than $5 million for Elzanaty and others. State Farm and Geico have also lodged similar allegations against Elzanaty.Shocka? Not..
According to Allstate’s complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, Elzanaty and several others allegedly conspired with a licensed medical doctor to incorporate four professional service corporations and set up a scheme that took advantage of New York’s no-fault automobile insurance laws[...]
This story is NOT in the Lame Stream Media. The story broke on an insurance industry news feed
Besides, Park51 really loves me, honest:
Video: Taliban Murder Man with 88mm Recoiless, Cindy Sheehan Shocked at Geneva Conventions Violation!
Via Bill Roggio
A videotape of the the Taliban brutally executing an Afghan police commander has been released on the Internet. The Taliban used a heavy weapon to kill the Afghan commander, and then desecrated the man's remains.UPDATE by Rusty: I'm going on a hunger strike until Cindy Sheehan shows up in Kandahar with Code Pink in tow.
The videotape, which was released on the LiveLeak website, is undated. According to the caption, the tape shows the Taliban executing "a police commander in Paktia province after kidnapping him." A US military intelligence official told The Long War Journal that the description accompanying the video "is accurate."[More..]
You diet your way, I'll diet mine.
Video is below the fold, Warning, extremely graphic
Are you sure?
Here it is:
Palestinian Authority's daily cartoon: "Palestine" must replace all of Israel
From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free (Palestine, meaning all the land between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea) at work here.
The Palestinian Authority is telling its people that peace with Israel is not a goal. Instead, the PA says that all of Israel is "Palestine," and that no compromise is acceptable because this principle is "the only red line." This message was expressed by the regular cartoonist, Muhammad Sabaaneh, in the official PA daily.File this under Islamofacist assmagots.
Published this week, his cartoon displayed a map of all of Israel (excluding the Golan Heights) and the PA areas, with the following text written across the map:
"The only red line"
The cartoon is a clear example of the PA's lack of recognition of Israel's right to exist, and sends a message that the PA's real goal is a complete dismantling of Israel and its replacement by a Palestinian state. This sentiment is implicit in PA ideology but only occasionally is it expressed so explicitly in its controlled media.
Palestinian Media Watch has reported that the PA continuously presents all of Israel as "Palestine." In recent months, this message appeared in cultural and educational settings.[More]
AQIM Terrorist Leader Killed
Kabylie region in red
(Algiers, Algeria) Last Friday in the restive mountainous Kabylie region, a top leader of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), Mohammed Abadi, aka Salah Abou Yacine, 53, was killed by Algerian forces. Good.
Government forces clashed with AQIM kidnappers at a checkpoint near the town of Maatkas which left the hostage and two terrorists dead. Reportedly, one of the terrorists killed was Mohammed Abadi.
IDF Turns To Social Media
To get their story out on the constant barrage of rocket attacks from Gaza. Sadly, the MFM only cares about the Gaza side. The Evil Juice hits a rocket launch site or a weapons smuggling tunnel is turned into women & children are injured from IDF rockets.
Israel’s army has turned to social media to publicize the terrifying mortar and missile attacks on the south, in the face of a nearly complete news blackout in the United States.As Kenny also quoted:
Gaza rocket hurts baby – Last night, a rocket launched from Gaza tore through an Israeli vehicle,”Update on the number of likes for today, 1,547
the IDF wrote bluntly on its Facebook page. “Since last night, 17 rockets have hit southern Israel, wounding a nine-month-old baby. Click ‘Like’ if you wish the injured baby a speedy recovery.”
Oddly, only 85 people had done so by Thursday noon – far fewer than those who had responded to the call by the Palestinian Authority for a Third Jihad only a few months earlier.
IDF twitter account
AP Adding to Muslim Paranoia with False CIA Allegations
When I first saw the headline in this article, I couldn't believe it. I was expecting to find allegations that the CIA is covertly monitoring Muslims in America, which is the insinuation:
With CIA Help, NYPD Moves Covertly In Muslim AreasWow, that's big. Except that when you read the story, none of the facts could possibly lead any one to believe this is true.
Any one other than the many paranoids within Muslim communities who falsely believe that their every action is monitored by big brother. And who fuels these conspiracy theories? CAIR, natch:
"These revelations send the message to American Muslims that they are being viewed as a suspect community and that their constitutional rights may be violated with impunity," said Ibrahim Hooper, spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations. "The Justice Department must initiate an immediate investigation of the civil rights implications of this spy program and the legality of its links to the CIA."But just what is the nature of these "CIA links" to this covert "spy program" on Muslims?
The CIA trained a police detective at the Farm, the agency's spy school in Virginia, then returned him to New York, where he put his new espionage skills to work inside the United States.Wow, the CIA trained NYPD officers. It certainly sounds like a fascist police state to me!
But it gets worse:
And just last month, the CIA sent a senior officer to work as a clandestine operative inside police headquarters.A CIA officer was sent to help the NYPD within their own headquarters.
Which sounds an awful lot to me like he was helping the NYPD do their job since traditionally local law enforcement agencies are not trained for intelligence gathering activities.
I was under the impression that the 9/11 Commission Report blamed the intelligence failures leading to the the attacks on the fact that the CIA, FBI, and local law enforcement agencies did not sufficiently share information? Now CAIR wants us to believe that any sharing of information between the CIA and local law enforcement agencies is a bad thing.
If CAIR gets its way then we will go back our pre-9/11 stance.
The original AP article had such little merit that the copy version that NPR linked to yesterday -- which I was sent and which I planned to write about today -- was yanked from its servers. It was little more than a CAIR press release. The same link at NPR now leads to a story about how some Muslims feel victimized by law enforcement.
I would suggest that such feelings of victimization can only be overcome when groups like CAIR stop making ridiculous accusations against our nation's law enforcement community. There is no conspiracy against Muslims. They are not out to get you.
The fact remains, though, that the vast majority (but not all), of planned or executed terrorist acts within the US over the last ten years have been from Muslims. Most of these were thwarted because law enforcement officials were able to set up covert sting operations, the very thing it seems the CIA is trying to help the NYPD with.
CAIR objects to these successful counter-terror methods precisely ... why?
If I was as paranoid as CAIR I might make an insinuation that they wanted these acts of terror to succeed. Which I actually don't think is the case.
CAIR claims that Muslim communities are our first line of defense against terror. This is true.
What they constantly forget to mention is that this is the case precisely because it is from within some of these communities that terrorists emerge.
What they and the media also forget is that no one made CAIR the spokesmen for Muslims in America.
And the fact that they feed the paranoia which makes it less likely that Muslims will cooperate with law enforcement means that they are not part of the solution. In fact, they are a very big part of the problem.
UPDATE by SH: CAIR twitter feed:
The video they linked has been removed by user, imagine that...
Shariah Abolished For Greek Muslims
Shariah is antithetical to freedom and equality
According to an article of the Greek newspaper “Eleftherotypia”, under the scope of reforms in the Greek Family Law, the Shariah will be abolished for Greek Muslims.Good on them!
This Muslim law establishes among others the right of polygamy and gives only to men the right to divorce their wives which constitutes a problem for the women in Thraki, Northern Greece. Even in Turkey, this law was abolished in 1926[...]
It is also announced that the family and hereditary relations of all Greek citizens will be regulated by Greek Laws. Thus, the Mufti will only be religious leader of Greek Muslims and will no longer have judicial authorities.
h/t Nicholae Kzintius
That's the "report". I find it hard to believe he didn't flee to the south to hook up with tribal loyalists.
Fighting in central Tripoli has continued - as rebels claim they have besieged a cluster of apartments where they believe Colonel Muammar Gaddafi and some of his sons are hiding.
Rebels have been exchanging fire with Col Gaddafi troops inside the buildings.
A fighter said: "They are together. They are in a small hole. Today we will finish. Today we will end that."
A female chop bar (restaurant) owner in Ghana, Serwaah Serwaah, was accused of collecting urine from three young boys to use in steaming meat and making soup for the public. She also said she used urine to make a concoction to cure deafness.
However, after urine collection the three boys became ill and their parents blamed their sickness on Serwaah Serwaah for taking the boys' urine. The parents demanded the urine be returned. Serwaah Serwaah said she had already used it.
Consequently, the parents filed a criminal complaint with the traditional court claiming Serwaah was wicked. The traditional court ruled this week that Serwaah was indeed wicked and ordered her to sacrifice two sheep to purify the children and pacify the gods.
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In Pennsylvania, a school district has replaced its lawnmowers with sheep, ostensibly pacifying the Earth goddess Gaia and saving about $15,000 per year.
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In another case this week in Ghana, the Head Pastor of African Faith Tabernacle was convicted of raping five sisters, saying he was instructed by the "Holy Spirit" to have sex with them. Consequently, the traditional court sentenced the pastor to be fined a ram and two bottles of schnapps.
Tip: Sandcrawler palmmush
August 24, 2011
Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood Threatens To Kill Israeli Ambassador Unless He Leaves The Country…
(INN) — The Muslim Brotherhood has threatened to kill Israel’s ambassador to Cairo if he does not leave the country. The radical Muslim group has been leading daily protests at the Israeli embassy in Cairo, demanding the expulsion of the envoy and a break in relations between Egypt and Israel.
Hundreds of demonstrators surrounded the embassy Monday as armored military and police officers prevented them from repeating Saturday night’s incident when rioters broke down the gate. One firebomb smashed through a front window of the embassy’s office.
One anti-Zionist, now referred to as ”Spiderman,” became an instant hero throughout Egypt by scaling the multi-story wall and replacing the Israeli flag with one of Egypt
The Israeli flag was burnedIn related news, Egyptians Pledge Anti-Israel Million Man March
While anti-Israel activists have been demonstrating outside Israel’s embassy in Cairo for the fifth day in a row, Egyptian daily al-Youm al-Saba’a reported Wednesday that protest organizers are now calling for “a million-man protest” to take place outside the embassy on Friday.Related:
Using Facebook and other social media tools, organizers allege the demonstrations aim is to forcibly remove Israel’s ambassador to Egypt and close the Israeli embassy altogether.
Protesters reportedly chant “expell the ambassador immediately.” Some demonstrators have even gathered outside the ambassador’s Cairo residence and called on local residents to join them in order to “force the ambassador to leave Egypt.”
Ahmad A-Shahat: the new Egyptian Super Hero!
Canada: Muslim Author Beaten Unconsious By Islamists
Although being brought up in a Muslim household, Author Paris Dipersico questions the very existence of God and says: “Islam is a religion of ‘peace’ and Muslims will kill you to prove it.”[Read the rest]
Irony: South Park Threatener Was a Big Fan of South Park Before He Converted to Islam
Bumped because Rsluty would have done it anyway!
Over at Reddit the brother of convicted jihadi Zachary Chesser reveals that before he became a Muslim the two used to enjoy watching South Park together:
It all started his senior year of High School when he met my friend's sister who was Muslim (Names omitted out of respect) he dated her for awhile and then converted to Islam. He then became to extreme for her wanting to move to Somalia and broke up with her after which he found his wife online at Muslim dating site....You'll have to read the rest of the (oddly) threaded conversation over at Reddit. The main thing that sticks out is that apparently Zach has always: a) been arrogant b) taken whatever he was into to the extreme.
He used to be a big fan of SP and I can remember staying up late with him and watching it. The reality is that he is and was very arrogant and it really came out when he converted to Islam. He also has a history of taking things to the extreme, that is why he took such offense to the Muhammad episode.
The arrogance can be seen in the fact that even though he had been interviewed by the FBI over the South Park threats, that he still thought he could get away with fleeing the country to join the al Qaeda linked al Shabaab in Somalia.
As to the extremism -- he tried to join the al Qaeda linked al Shabaab in Somalia!
But the brother says that when he decided he was a vegetarian he wouldn't even eat bread for some idiotic reason or another. Because nothing says meat better than ... bread!?!?
Go ahead and read the rest here. I especially love the part where his deported wife is still trying to get custody of the child Zach was using as his cover so he could join a terrorist organization.
PS - What I really wanted to know was why Zach left ZZ Top?
Ahmad A-Shahat: the new Egyptian Super Hero!here
UPDATE: Hmf.. fixed it:
NGO Monitor blasts Amnesty International for not condemning rockets
A SEAL And His Dog
The Blaze has more on
Google's YouTube, Terrorist Blogspot Accounts & Now Illegal Pharmacy Racket
Only difference between the three, DOJ fined Google $500 mil
The government announced Wednesday that Google will pay $500 million to settle government charges that it has shown illegal ads for online Canadian pharmacies in the United States. The fine, which the Justice Department said is one of the largest such penalties ever, covers revenue that Google earned from the illegal advertisers and revenue that the Canadian pharmacies received from United States customers.
To hell with known terrorists groups/supporters using blogspot. Adsense brings in money.
To hell with known terrorists groups/and supporters streaming propaganda video 24-7 on YouTube. Adsense brings in money
When will Google be fined for that?
Israeli Iranian? Woman Makes Brave Escape From Homemade German Torture Chamber (Updated)
HAMBURG, Germany – German police were investigating Wednesday after a woman was apparently kidnapped in the northern city of Hamburg and kept captive in a homemade torture chamber.She's damn lucky she managed to escape. What the officers found sends chills up my spine:
The Israeli woman made a brave escape from the soundproofed cell, made from a converted telephone booth, in 30-year-old Thomas Fischer's ground floor apartment -- fleeing when her captor forgot to lock the door and diving to freedom through a barbed wire-covered window
When officers stormed Fisher's heavily fortified apartment, they allegedly found a pistol, a hand grenade and surgical equipment including a scalpel, syringes and gynecological tools with which he had experimented on a mannequin[...]Wow, just wow.
A police spokesman was quoted as saying, "The whole two-roomed apartment was rigged up as one massive torture chamber, with this big old-fashioned telephone kiosk soundproofed as the cell for his victim."
The police prosecutor said, "It is evident that the apartment was meant as a place of confinement for some time."[ More]
UPDATE: Per Welt.de, the woman was Iranian [googlish]
Friday night continued to be Thomas F. projects. Armed with a pistol, he went to the apartment of his victim. The young Iranian woman who had met the man about a work colleague opened the door unsuspectingly. Then the man pulled his weapon and kidnapping victims be so in his apartment. What the woman saw there, she must have panicked. Located in the living room of his small two-room apartment for which he pays about 400 euros rent warm, the 30-year-old had built a soundproof dungeon. Apparently the woman should take the captivity in which only 50 square meter apartment for some time.Thanks to Black in comments
Gaza Terror Rocket Fire Blooper
Lands in Rafiah and Injures Egyptian Woman
U.N.: Palestinians Killed Their Own
That's right. The independent third party Daddy Warbucks to the poor, suffering Palestinians just busted up the Pali message to the international community.
We remember this convincing and detailed report:
Medical sources in Gaza said Mahmoud Atef Abu Samra, 13, was killed when a missile fired by an Israeli jet hit his house in Sudanieh neighborhood of Gaza City. A total of 17 other people were also injured, mainly women and children.
tens of rockets and mortars fired by Palestinian armed groups towards cities in southern Israel resulted in the death of one Israeli civilian and the injury of six, including a baby and a nine-yearold child. One Palestinian child, 13-years-old, was also killed, and six others injured, when a GRAD rocket fired by Palestinian armed groups fell short.
August 23, 2011
Remembering The Victims Of The Eilat Terror Attack
Chief Warrant Officer Pascal Avrahami, 49, of Jerusalem
Flora Gez, 52, and her husband Moshe Gez, 53, of Kfar Sava
Shula Karlinsky, 54 and her husband Dov Karlinsky, 58, of Kfar Sava
Yosef Levy, 57, of Holon
St-Sgt Moshe Naftali, 22, of Ofra
Yitzhak Sela, 56, of Beersheba
Thank you IDF for your direct hits on the bast**ds behind this terror attack.[Note: way below fold you will see direct hits..WARNING]
Am Yisrael Chai
When Stoning Goes Terribly Right
Feel good story of the day
Afghan Villagers Stone a Taliban Commander to DeathAwesome!
KABUL, Afghanistan — Angry villagers stoned to death a local Taliban commander and his bodyguard in southern Afghanistan Sunday after the militants killed a 60-year-old man accused of aiding the government, Afghan officials said.
David Letterman Reacts To "Cut Your Tongue Out" Threat From Keyboard Jihadist
UPDATE: Added 2 videos showing more of Letterman's comments. The above cut off a few parts:
Via The Wrap
Case Study: Would You Rather Have All Of Your Penis
Or just part of it?
Int'l Red Cross To Israeli Red Jewish Star Organization: Remove The Star Of David From Ambulances
The International Red Cross just pressured the Israeli Red Jewish Star organization (Magen David Adom) to take off the Jewish star from all ambulances that service the areas in Judea and Samaria.Here is the Facebook page of the Int'l National Red Cross. Also, here is their twitter site
Please let the management of the Israeli organization know they have support from people around the world not to give into to this pressure. This is an embarrassment for Israel. LIKE their page, say where you are from and tell them not to give into the pressure and stand strong for Israel.
The Israeli organization was pressured to sign an agreement with the International Red Cross where they have to replace the Jewish star symbol with another one so that it is clear that Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria are of a different status than regular Israel citizens. This is our country! Judea and Samaria are parts of Israel just as Tel Aviv and Haifa. The Romans expelled us 2,000 years ago and we have returned home.
Call the Israeli office and tell them to annul this embarrassing agreement.
Leave a similar message on their facebook page as well:
Science! Obama 152% Worse than Bush
Man, I hated Bush's deficit spending. But you can't argue with statistics:
Bush added an average of $51 billion a month to the national debt. In his 31 months in office, Obama has added to the national debt at an average monthly rate of $129 billion. That is 152% more per month than Obama’s predecessor.Remember the good old days when we were only enslaving our children with our debts to the tune of $51 billion a month?
Ahhhh, good times. Good times.
Egyptian Fatwa: Kill All Israelis In Egypt
UPATE: Former Imam in Ohio
Elder of Ziyon asks: "Does your fatwa also include Israeli Arabs who have continued to vacation in Sharm el-Sheikh"?
An Egyptian cleric [Dr. Salah Sultan] issued a fatwa to kill any Israeli who resides within the Egyptian territory, in response to the killing of an officer and two soldiers from the army near the Egyptian border with Israel.I agree with Elder, Sultan needs to clarify his statement. Does he really want Israeli Arabs killed too?
Updated and Bumped by Rusty: Hmmm, the name Saleh Sultan rings a bell. Now where have I heard that one before? Oh, yeah, he used to be the "resident scholar" at a mosque near Columbus, Ohio. The Noor Islamic Center would be the same mosque that Rifqa Bary's family attended.
Here's a pic, courtesy of Ohioans Against Terror:
Jon Voight, My New Favorite Actor
(Hat Tip: Gateway Pundit)
A Jon Voight bonus clip below the fold.
God Unhappy With Current Administration
A change from the usual flood of bullsh*t we normally see in the area...
An unusually strong magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck Virginia Tuesday afternoon, sending tremors along the East Coast of the United States.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake was a half a mile deep and struck near Mineral, Va., a city in central Virginia about 83 miles from Washington, D.C. The area is known for its seismic activity, but does not generally produce large earthquakes.
Most of downtown D.C. has since been evacuated, including the U.S. Capitol, the Pentagon and other buildings. Pictures in the Capitol building reportedly fell from the wall and workers panicked and ran to the exits, apparently fearing a 9/11-style attack. Marine helicopters were seen hovering above the D.C.
There is reportedly concern that the Washington Monument is tilting.
5.8 Mag Earthquake Hits Mineral, VA: Felt In NYC
I would image ya'll felt or heard about it.
Damn radical Tea Party Terrorists anyway
Quake felt in MA, NY, RI, PA, NY, DC, NJ, Canada
Martha's Vineyard: Obama missed a hole in one
Californians are like WTF is wrong with you people panicking?
BTW, stay of the fecking cell phone unless it's an emergency. Verizon, AT&T's service is sucking worse than normal.
Oh, and watch the aftershocks.
YouTube Takes Down Christian Apologetics Video Countering Islam
I'd say wow, but that would be like acting surprised each and every time the sun came up in the morning.
You can criticize Mormons. You can criticize Jehovah's Witnesses. You can criticize Hinduism. But criticizing Islam? That crosses a line.
I don't agree that this is YouTube instituting sharia. Yes, criticizing Islam is against sharia law and therefore I get why it might be the conclusion to jump to.
But I ask you, might there not be another reason why YouTube might want to remove videos critical of a single religion but not videos critical of all other religions?
Answer below the fold.
It's Got a Good Beat, and You Can Kill to It
You don't have to speak Arabic to know what this nasheed is about. This screenshot tells the whole story.
Please flag as: Violent or Repulsive Content: Supports Terrorism
I know it sometimes seems futile, but thanks in large part to your efforts the YouTube Smackdown Corps has been able to take down over 55,000+ videos that support terrorism.
August 22, 2011
Proof the Chinese Government Sponsoring CyberWar
As if we didn't already know this, now we know:
A standard, even boring, piece of Chinese military propaganda screened in mid-July included what must have been an unintended but nevertheless damaging revelation: shots from a computer screen showing a Chinese military university is engaged in cyberwarfare against entities in the United States...I grabbed the screenshot above from the video which can be found here.
The screenshots appear as B-roll footage in the documentary for six seconds—between 11:04 and 11:10 minutes—showing custom-built Chinese software apparently launching a cyber-attack against the main website of the Falun Gong spiritual practice, by using a compromised IP address belonging to a United States university. As of Aug. 22 at 1:30pm EDT, in addition to Youtube, the whole documentary is available on the CCTV website.
The screenshots show the name of the software and the Chinese university that built it, the Electrical Engineering University of China's People's Liberation Army—direct evidence that the PLA is involved in coding cyber-attack software directed against a Chinese dissident group.
Follow the discussion here.
Hooray Democracy! Egyptians Arrest Man for Insulting Islam ... On Facebook
Facebook and twitter started this revolution. If this is the direction Egypt is headed in, then Facebook and twitter may end it as well:
Cairo police arrested a man who allegedly ‘insulted Islam’ in postings on Facebook after they tracked him down through his internet address, state news agency MENA reported on Saturday.H/T: Intelwire
The agency said the 23-year-old, identified only as Ayman Y.M., posted comments ‘that were insulting to the Koran and the Prophet Mohammed and Islam and Muslims.’ It did not disclose what he allegedly said.
Yes, But al Qaeda isn't the Only Problem
Will McCants makes some excellent points in his NYT Op-Ed today. The major points being that al Qaeda has been significantly weakened ideologically as the wind has been taken out of their sails through successive revolutions in the Arab world. Islamist political parties seem to be eschewing violence and are now being forced into acquiescing to the demands of an institutionalized multiple party politics.
Very good points all. But let me make two suggestions.
1) Al Qaeda isn't the only threat. Nor is al Qaedism, or Salaafi jihadism, or whatever one wants to term the phenomenon.
Just because a movement eschews violence does not make it non-threatening. Many Communist parties have renounced violent revolution as a means to the ends of enabling the scientific socialist utopia. We certainly no longer cower in fear over some of these groups, but does any one really think the underlying socio-political vision they have isn't dangerous? God forbid they come to power, even through democratic means. See Venezuala for a prime example of what this might look like.
The fact that Islamist political parties renounce -- today -- some of the worst aspects of al Qaeda does not mean that they have renounced any of the threats to liberty that the union of mosque and state brings to the governed.
An Islamist form of government is inherently antithetical to basics notions of liberty. Period.
These government may be less threatening than the Islamic Emirates proposed by al Qaeda or even the utopian vision inherent in the long term goal of global caliphate, but threatening they are nonetheless.
2) It's interesting to see that McCants has such a good crystal ball as to how these Islamist parties will transform themselves once they have won elections. I think some of the prognosticating may come to fruition -- maybe.
Which is exactly the point: we don't know what they will do or how they will transform themselves precisely because a) elections are still ahead of us b) there is no track record of what kind of government they will enact once in power.
The hope (if I am understanding this right) is that once these Islamist parties come to power they will have to deal with the a population which will no longer tolerate one party rule. With that in mind, institutionalized democracy will force these Islamist parties to behave.
But the fear is while these Islamist parties may say they are all for democracy now, that in their souls they really believe the old Islamist call for "democracy": one election, one vote, one time.
It is also noteworthy that even if democracy survives in one form or another in the recently freed Arab world that this will not necessarily mean a new golden age of peace and freedom. Given what the Islamists want to do domestically once they come to power, I think the freedom part goes out the window the second they come to power.
But, more importantly, the fact that the people in the region are probably more virulently antisemitic and anti-western (except for Ghaddafi) than their former dictators may clue us in as to how these countries might view renewed violence against Israel. And last weeks attack on Israel from Gaza through Egypt is exhibit A as to where we might be heading.
If democracy is nothing more than a set of institutions imposed from on top then the future of the North African Arab world looks good. But if democracy also is based on non-governmental social institutions and values then it's not so clear that recent events mean the threats from the region have ended.
Given that this wasn't really his point, but rather McCants was talking about the effect of these changes on al Qaeda, his article is Op-Ed is still worth the read.
Just keep in mind that al Qaeda isn't the only threat in the security environment. If human liberty is a goal then any Islamist takeover is necessarily bad.
And that if Rome really is the mob then the future looks just as uncertain and threatening as the recent past.
Thousands of Iranians to Simultaneously Surf Porn Causing Internet Crash
In theory they're holding a military training exercise that's supposed to up Iranian cyber warfare readiness against possible attack by the Zionist entity. In reality this will mean thousands of 18 year old forced conscripts will be surfing porn. It's not clear whether the internet can take the strain:
Head of Iran's Passive Defense Organization says the Islamic Republic plans to hold a massive cyber maneuver to increase readiness against possible cyber attacks on the country.If we go offline again, you'll know what happened.
Brigadier General Gholam-Reza Jalali told IRNA on Sunday that the drill is meant to assess the readiness of Iranian organizations and departments to prevent future cyber intrusions.
An FYI -- the reason we (and Ace) went offline Saturday was that our gracious webhost, Pixy Misa, forgot the feed the hamsters he uses to power up the mu.nu server.
Hat tip: Gork (yes, I read the comments. Sometimes)
Twitter Hack Mobbing: Hey, Let's Hack Israel!
These guys are bringing a knife to a gun fight ......
Finally: Star Wars Geeks Critical to SF Election Strategy
Apparently the gay/bi/transgendered vote is no longer as important as the slightly-less-gay/bi/transgendered Star Wars geek vote these days.
More Evidence Iran Supporting Salafi Jihad
Iran is run by Persian Islamists so the conventional wisdom has always been that they can't support the Sunni Salafi jihadis. Except that we know they can and do.
AQAP ops in Abyan, Yemen "in a state of collapse"
Following up on our earlier report, Al Qaeda takes over third Yemen city , this article at Yaf3 Press says the intra-terrorist conflict described earlier between the AQAP (Marib, Sanaa and foreign jihaddists) and southern jihaddists (the Aden Abyan Islamic Army types) in Abyan arose from the division of the spoils of jihad. The items stolen in the Abyan fighting were transported to Marib, and southern fighters were told to collect their portion there from the Emir. The vehicles transporting the goods, weapons or money passed all government checkpoints, including in the capital, without a problem the article says.
Once violent clashes broke out, the fitna as JM Berger called it, the command center and some commanders were relocated to Marib.
There seems to be a reference to the killing of prisoners which was the beginning of the dispute between northern and southern terrorists in Abyan. The article also says locals found decapitated bodies. The tension was exacerbated when the northern jihaddists looted Abyan and didn't share on the spot.
The article is from Yaf3 Press, meaning of the Yafee tribe (but not necessarily an official outlet).There's an upper and lower Yafee tribe in Abyan and beyond. The news site is Abyan-centric, within its broader pro-southern independence, pro-democracy focus. There are also Bakil and Hashid news sites and the young Marib sheikhs recently made a Youtube video in order to communicate with the rest of the country.
To follow is the article, google translated:
Abyan: Facts published for the first time on the sharp differences between the militants as a result of regional distribution of the spoils and they are now in a state of collapse. Newspaper Yafea / 20 / August / 2011 pm Sat
Sources told "Yafea newspaper that" the divisions are between the militants who took control of the city of Zanzibar, in a region of show (Abyan), and that the beginning of the differences among them were the spoils seized in fierce confrontations with the Yemeni army,. The reason for the dispute among themselves is the distribution of the spoils, which is converted (transported) to the province of Marib, and when the southern gunmen asked where was theirs, they were told for their share, go to the Prince in the province of Marib to get your share of them
The sources said that militants belonging to the southern provinces sought distribution of the spoils in the show (Abyan) and were asked to travel to the Marib province to get their share and it is easy to order the division of spoils and gets his share of each one of them? Rejected by belonging to the (southern) provinces, and the Northern (jihaddists) insisted that the distribution is in the province of Marib,
The source said that the booty seized (in Abyan was transported) in cars carrying the transfer to the province of Marib and passed through checkpoints across the capital and personal relationships, influence and they reached safe and that's what made it suspicious, and places a question mark about this.
The dispute intensified until it reached a state of confrontation and fighting among themselves, and left those encounters a number of deaths among them, Has had a command center in the province of Abyan, however the command center has been moved to the province of Marib, fearing clashes intensified after each other, including the transfer of some leaders described as the princes to the province of Marib,
(Referring here to when the Yemeni Air Force "accidentally" bombed the tribesmen fighting al Qaeda tribesmen) The source added that the clashes Dows , which was described as a "massacre" and the transfer of the media that warplanes bombed the area and had killed 40 of the tribesmen and more than 80 wounded were not as novel, published earlier where to be correct in the novel that the militants surrounded the tribesmen in Dows and caused a blockade on them until they were strong families,
Came news of the Brigade 25 Mechanized Brigade bombing and deal with the goal, was to act to bomb insurgents capturing number of men of the tribes, and also the signal for the insurgents to attack the prisoners, and the operation took place on this basis,
The sources said that, after the implementation process and the withdrawal of gunmen, arrived in a number of those who tried to help in an attempt to take the dead, and also to help the people of the region and found that many of the dead were separated from their heads for their body as a result of the liquidation of the prisoners by the insurgents as he said that the tribesmen were in families and under siege by gunmen.
The sources said that the sharp differences now between the zonal (provinces) and became insurgents, "South and North" and that morale had become shaky in the collapse as a result of these differences, there is a breakdown in their structure in the province of Abyan and what is happening lately, is the liquidation of operations,
The source said that a large number of militants belonging to the northern regions began to withdraw from the show the intensity differences.
The rest of it talks about attacks on supply routes as related to the take over of Shakra.
The sources said that the process of Shakra (the third town that fell to AQAP) is after it was captured on the supply routes in and out in case of emergency by the tribesmen and to crush them, and also the result of "killing their folks that are funded through supply from other regions and the process of Shakra is in retaliation after the fall of a number of them in clashes supply, which is funded through, and also began besieged tribesmen and cut off their supply routes to the province of Marib,
The sources said that sporadic clashes in Shakra and Dows and tendon near Lauder and a number of sites were the most violent and left a number of dead and wounded from both sides but it was not possible to know how the loss of life for lack of information and safe ways to get them, and that the militants have teams carrying their wounded and bury their dead on the face of speed,
He emphasized that what is happening in the province of Abyan is a result of the collapse of the state and that these processes are based on the case of the playoffs, looting, and there are forces in the governorate of Abyan jostling for a loan in themselves and making money and to escape from the situation in Yemen.
The sources said that the foreign aircraft was shot down yesterday the first funding to be "men of the tribes and camps," but it also described the error received by the gunmen did not reach to the bodies which had been scheduled funding,
He said that making money in the institution of the competent military confrontations in the show (the war economy in Abyan) that there are initiatives by the blocks serving terms of access to adequate funding "and are distributed on the basis of funding the insurgency," they acted not have to see through the light and work as a description.
He described these cases that there are blocks Tstrozk of these confrontations in the expressed willingness to confrontations armed condition that is funded supplies necessary and after obtaining this supply is distributed among them as "Alrtzkh" and ends, and may have been a number of cases and variations on this in the city of Aden between these blocks.
The sources said that there is a question presents itself and is trading in the corridors: the confrontations show vague and ask from behind these processes and what are the goals for as long as the gunmen were dealing in these ways that Otdl on the goal they have, although the results of their behavior at this critical time indicated on the beneficiary who is?
Egyptians Demonstrate In Front Of Israeli Embassy In Cairo With Swastika Signs Saying “The Gas Chambers Are Ready”…
The protests are over apparent killing of Egyptian guards by IDF when terrorists, dressed in Egyptian military uniforms, launched attacks near Eilat using Egypt's porous border with Israel. Israel apologized to Egypt and has started an investigation into the incident. Naturally, the apology wasn't accepted.
An Egyptian was hailed a hero Saturday for climbing up to the top of the Israeli Embassy in Cairo, removed the Israeli flag and replaced it with the Egyptian flag:
Related, from Kenny, with my WTF? On The Menu: Submission Au Gratin & Surrender A La Mode
August 21, 2011
Bye Bye Moammar
RT @MatthewWells: The 3 main network reporters in Green Sq all women: Sky's Alex Crawford, AJE's Zeina Khodr and now Sara Sidner of CNN #libyaBallsy...
What will tomorrow bring?
Blog Sabbath Caption Contest Al Shabaab Islamotards Edition
Fatwas will be issued
(Hat Tip: BigPeace)
This happens to be my back-up Preparation plan...
Cartoon below the fold because its too wide for the Jawa Report center column.
Israel 'Ignites' Violence By Defending Itself
Israel blamed The Popular Resistance Committees for Thursday’s attack and killed its top commanders in an airstrike later that day, igniting cross-border exchanges after months of relative quiet under an informal cease-fire with Hamas.
"Relative quiet," of course, meaning Israel looked the other way as Palestinian militants lobbed hundreds of rockets into Israeli territory. But militants attacking Israeli civilians has nothing to do with the cross-border violence, according to the NYT. It's only when Israel strikes back that the violence is "ignited."
Note the image that accompanies the NYT article. Keep in mind, Palestinian militants initiated the attack. Also keep in mind, Palestinian militants routinely use human shields after their cowardly terrorist attacks:
Frankly, I wouldn't trust the Palestinian version of how this child died, if his death was even the result of Israeli strikes at all. Palestinians have a history of falsifying casualties and have even gone as far as purposely killing children to blame and demonize Israel.
Update: Bubbe in comments points out that the baby is probably the son of one of the militants, Mo'taz Bassem Quraiqe', who happens to be the leader of al-Quds Brigades (the armed wing of Islamic Jihad). It seems the NYT decided to omit that little tidbit in their caption.
August 20, 2011
Saturday Night Culture
Word is that she's a pianist. I'd suggest she is fantastic.
Arguably a little lower on the culture scale, there's a babe offering to trade her virginity for a concert ticket. One ticket? Boy, the price of precious flowers has dived from previous offers in the tens of thousands of dollars.
Busted: Facebook Apologizes For Removing Arizona Govenor's Post
I noticed earlier today this had happened. Gov Brewer re-posted it in defiance. Good to see they apologized although (as of this writing) her Facebook page hasn't been updated yet to state such.
Facebook issued an apology Saturday for deleting a post by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer that criticized President Obama over his administration's new policy on prioritizing deportations of illegal immigrants.Sure it was removed in error, doesn't your policy state you review posts that are flagged to determine if they are against your TOS?
Brewer's picture and a statement that accompanied it were removed Friday from Facebook, apparently because they "violated Facebook community standards."
"The post was removed in error," Andrew Noyes, Manager of Public Policy Communications at Facebook said in a statement. "We apologize for any inconvenience."
Facebook/Obamabots just got OWND by Gov Brewer...
Another Al Jazeera Journalist Suspected Of Terror Ties
A journalist for Al-Jazeera has been arrested on suspicion of being an agent of the Palestinian terror group Hamas. The journalist, Samer Allawi, Al-Jazeera’s bureau chief in Afghanistan, is a Palestinian. He was apprehended by Israeli authorities as he attempted to leave the West Bank.Dang, poor Hamas, it's hard to keep good help these days.
The detention of Allawi, a major development in the media wars over the future of the Middle East, is not the first time that Israel has detained journalists from the channel. During the 2006 war in Lebanon, several Al-Jazeera journalists working in Israel were apprehended and warned about providing military information to Hezbollah, another terrorist organization. The accusation was that Al-Jazeera journalists were reporting the specific location of Hezbollah rocket strikes on Israel, enabling the terrorists to more accurately aim their weapons. In total, Hezbollah rained an estimated 3,970 Katyusha rockets and longer range missiles on military and civilian targets in Israel. The rockets have no internal guidance system and needed to rely on spotters or media coverage of their strikes to increase their accuracy.
BTW, the picture I posted is current, Mama Allawi held one of him in his younger days. AP is notorious that way, showing sad mother holding such a innocent looking son's picture.
IDF: Grad rockets fired at Be'er Sheva killing one and injuring ten (Updated)
A salvo of Grad rockets was launched at the populated city of Be'er Sheva killing one person and injuring ten more, three of them severely. The injured were evacuated to a near by hospital.As Bubbe commented earlier:
Earlier on Saturday (August 20), 30 Gard and Qassam rockets and mortar shells were launched at communities in southern Israel endangering the lives of innocent Israeli civilians.
In response, IAF aircrafts attacked a cell of terrorists in the northern Gaza Strip a few minutes after mortar shells were fired at Israeli territory. Direct hits were confirmed.
Some 500,000 are spending Shabbot in bomb shelters. So far, family is safe. Count your blessings you don't have to live this way.Amen to that! Please keep Israelis in your thoughts and prayers..
Below is a video which shows Iron Dome intercepting Grad rockets today in Be'er Sheva, impressive!
UPDATE: Per Bubbe: Jameel's and Settler Joe's war blogging Check it out.
UPDATE II: Rocket counts from IDF, continously updated. I added yesterday's (Sat Israeli time) and today's (Sun Israeli time) below fold:
06:56 -Short while ago, 4 more Gaza rockets struck southern Israel.
05:26 - Another Hamas-run Gaza rocket hit Eshkol Regional Council in southern Israel.
05:16 - An unpleasant wake up: Another Hamas-run Gaza rocket struck Ashkelon, home to 112,900 civilians.
04:13 - Short while ago, 3 more Hamas-run Gaza rockets hit southern Israel. So far tonight, approximately 12 rockets struck Israeli civilians.
03:01 - Short while ago, another Gaza rocket struck southern Israel, another restless night.
01:38 - Summary of today’s events.
00:54 – Short while ago, another Gaza rocket landed in southern Israel.
23:57 – Short while ago, four Gaza rockets landed in southern Israel. The terror attacks continue.
21:38 – A short while ago, 3 Gaza rockets struck southern Israel city of Be’er Sheva, leading to three civilians severely injured and one moderately injured.
20:21 – Update: Two kids, one two months-year-old baby, wounded a few minutes ago from the Gaza rocket attack at southern Israeli cities.
20:13 – In the last 10 minutes, 10 Gaza rockets pounded Israel, placing millions of Israelis in line of fire.
19:42 – Short while ago, two Gaza rockets struck and damaged Israel-Gaza Erez Crossing. Five additional Gaza rockets struck southern Israel communities.
18:09 – Update: Another Gaza rocket struck southern Israel community, Neve Eshkol Regional Council.
17:25 – Update: More than 20 Gaza rockets were launched at southern Israeli cities today injuring five civilians.
15:40 - IDF Announcement: IAF Targets Terrorist Squad in the Northern Gaza Strip
15:04 – In the past hour, six Gaza rockets were launched into Israel; 5 struck southern Israel cities and one was intercepted by Iron Dome System.
13:10 – Two more Gaza rockets landed in southern Israel; More than 45 Gaza rockets over past 48 hours.
05:45 – Overnight, a total of ten Gaza rockets struck major population centers in southern Israel.
05:45 – Terrorists from Gaza strike city of Ashdod; three people severely injured from the rocket attack.
04:10 – IDF Announcement: In Response to Terror Attack, IAF Targets Four Sites in the Gaza Strip
Welcome To YouTube's "Sharia Tube"..
I can't say they have started with him, last year my account was deleted because of a video on Sharia. The "Sharia flaggers" went to work and poof, it was gone.
=YouTube sucks Islamists testes
Syrian Revolution & The Muslim Brotherhood
Direct and to the point:
Friday: Israel Buries their Dead, London: Anti-Israel Activists Show Support For Pali Terrorists
Via Richard Millet in London
As Israeli families were still burying their dead after yesterday’s murders anti-Israel activists arrived at the Israeli Embassy in London to show support for the Palestinian terrorists that carried out the atrocity.
They repeatedly called for Israel’s destruction and after they started to surround me I was told by the police, under threat of arrest, to stop filming (clip 1 below).
To view the rest of his clips go here.
File this under Islams useful idiots/assmaggots.
August 19, 2011
The economy is so bad that: I received a pre-declined credit card in the mail. CEO's are now playing miniature golf. Exxon-Mobil laid off 25 Congressmen. Angelina Jolie adopted a child from America. Motel Six won't leave the light on anymore. A picture is now only worth 200 words. They renamed Wall Street " Wal-Mart Street". Finally, I called the Suicide Hotline. I got a call center in Pakistan and when I told them I was suicidal, they got all excited, and asked if I could drive a truck
IDF: Target - Confirmed Hit
WARNING: Strong stomach required, video below fold.
Ah, does my heart good to see them all black, dirty, bloody and stuff.
I wonder if any of the Pallywood cameramen brought marshmallows?
Islamists Bomb Mosque Killing 40+
Apparently the local tribe has been at war with the Pakistani Taliban. This is what they get for standing up to them:
A BOMB detonated in a crowded mosque in Pakistan’s tribal belt, killing at least 40 people who had gathered for Friday prayers and injuring more than 100...On cue, many locals blamed the Zionist-Crusader CIA drones. This despite the fact that witnesses saw the suicide bomber detonate himself.
Locals speculated that the bombing was a revenge attack by the Pakistani Taliban after clashes between militants and tribesmen in recent days. Most of Khyber is not under the control of the Taliban or other militant groups, unlike much of the tribal area.
It's win-win for the Taliban if they can get people to believe their denials. The luxury of eliminating your enemies, with the benefit of those same enemies blaming America.
Fight Main Stream Internet Censorship! Hit Shackleford's tip jar!
UPDATE: I put my money where my mouth is, I sent Shackleford a 20 cause well if you're not willing to back up your speech...
I don't ask any more of you than I'd ask of myself.
Another Samir Khan "Inspired" Plot?
Two reverts from Germany who are mixing with some very bad dudes on Facebook decide to hop a boat to London where the police are suspicious and check their luggage. What do they find?
Jihadi propaganda material as documents and a laptop computer bearing an Al-Qaida flag as a sticker. Robert B. and Christian E. were arrested as terror suspects.I'd say something about how Samir Khan's advice for al Qaeda's fanboys in the West is quickly turning into a great resource for us catching the bad guys, except that we have to catch them every time and they have to escape our detection only once.
A few weeks later British prosecution accuses the two German converts of possessing material which can be used to build bombs and explosives and to plan terrorist attacks in the UK. Amongst the material found when B. and E. had entered the UK was a document titled “How to build a bomb in your Mom´s kitchen” – a article from the English-language Online magazine “Inspire” produced by Al-Qaida in Yemen. “44 Ways of supporting Jihad”, a essay by US-Yemeni cleric Anwar al-Awlaki was also part of the material in E. and B.´s possession.
The rest of the tale is worth the read.
I Thought You Said Your Chimp Doesn't Shoot?
That's Not My Chimp.
Finally: some soldiers just dumb enough to compete with Allah's mujahideen for the Darwin award.
UPDATE: Real or no? Either way that's some funny stuff right there.
Hot BIFF on MILF Action
When violent Islamists with incredibly unfortunate acronyms clash:
Ameril Umbra Kato told The Associated Press in a cellphone interview from his jungle hide-out in southern Maguindanao province that he would not return to the main Moro Islamic Liberation Front [MILF], which has threatened to expel him after he led a mutiny in December...I'm more of a MILF guy. Vinnie, Howie, and Ronin? BIFF.
He said his new group would be known as the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Front [BIFF]. Its guerrilla wing, the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters [BIFF], was organized in January, a month after he broke off from the main Muslim guerrilla force over differences with insurgent leaders.
Starbucks Pays Bigbucks For
Midget Dwarf Little Person
Damn, I got all excited for nothing. I thought Starbucks was bringing back
midget dwarf little person bowling!
The Starbucks Coffee Company has paid $75,000 to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to settle a lawsuit for unlawfully denying a reasonable accommodation to a woman with dwarfism, according to a press release.
The lawsuit was filed by the commission on behalf of Elsa Sallard, who claimed she was fired from her job as a barista because she is a dwarf. (Source)
She insisted she could do her job - all she needed was a step ladder. Starbucks allegedly refused to accommodate, citing safety concerns (those bastards!).
If you ask me, Starbucks got off easy. Imagine what they'd have to pay had they provided a step ladder and this
midget dwarf little person fell off!
Somebody Arrest this Hacker
She's in the US. She's breaking US law. I don't see why we don't arrest her? At the very least, send her back to Saudi Arabia:
An Alkhobar woman studying in the United States is taking credit for destroying 23 Danish websites that denigrated the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)...I really am serious about the need for her to be arrested.
Nouf Rashid told the Arabic newspaper she was hacking into Danish websites having references to cartoons of the Prophet along with other sites that had questionable content in her view.
We can't arrest every hacker, there are just too many of them. But when a hacker tries to impose a narrow political ideology on the rest of the world through criminal behavior, then the action rises above what I view as the acceptable limits of our toleration.
Send her to jail or deport her ass back to a country that wants to limit freedom of religion and freedom of speech.
AQIM Child Abuse
When they grow up, can we shoot them?
Please flag as: Violent or Repulsive Content: Supports Terrorism
West Memphis 3 Freed
Three teens who murdered three young children, supposedly as part of a Satanic ritual, have been freed. One of the three had confessed to the crime but later recanted. Another had been sentenced to death.
Today, all three are free. An agreement was reached in which the three accused, while maintaining their innocence, acknowledged the prosecution had enough evidence to convict. A judge released them with time served.
The murdered children were Stevie Branch, Christopher Byers and Michael Moore.
HBO did a documentary on the murders called "Paradise Lost: The Child Murders At Robin Hood Hills" which followed the case from the crime investigation to the convictions of the three.
You can view the documentary in several parts HERE.
They Gave Their Lives for Our Freedom
The Armorer was on hand yesterday for the interment of Specialist Spencer Duncan at Fort Leavenworth. Today CW2 Bryan Nichols will be buried.
They and the two other men killed in the recent Chinook downing who were based at Ft. Leavenworth will be sorely missed.
Israel: Two Sisters & Their Husbands Among Victims Of Eilat Terror Attack
Moshe Gez, 53, and Flora Gez, 52, as well as Dov Karlinski, 58, and Shula Karlinski, 54 were killed while on the way to a vacation in the South. The couples, hailing from Kfar Saba, were killed when terrorists opened fire on their vehicle on Route 12 near the border with Egypt.Also yesterday 2 other victims, St.-Sgt. Moshe Naftali, 22, and Counter-Terrorism officer, Paskal Avrahami, 49, were named.
An additional victim, Yossef Levy, 57, from Holon was named earlier on Friday. Levy was returning home from a vacation in Eilat with his wife, who was also injured during the attack.
A bus driver's name is yet to be released.
May the families find comfort in knowing those responsible for this cowardly attack are no longer among the living
California Kids Held GUNS; City Council 'Devastated'
Photos of officers from the Santa Rosa Police Department letting kids handle the department’s SWAT team weaponry at a community event has sparked a debate over how much exposure to guns is healthy for kids.
Community organizer Attila Nagy, who took the photos, told FoxNews.com that he was concerned it might encourage kids to use guns in the future.
God forbid any of these kids decide to become SWAT team members or soldiers...
One city councilwoman, Marsha Vas Dupre, told her local paper that she was “alarmed and devastated” by the photos.
Another idiocy quote from a 'concerned' woman:
"...Those guns, they should have been behind glass -- to teach the kids that you don't want to deal with this gun, because it kills." Holtz told FoxNews.com.
Using that logic, we should keep liberals behind glass. Their policies are killing America.
The Islamist Problem Inside the US Military
Zuhdi Jasser had an excellent piece in the WSJ yesterday decrying the political correctness inside the US military that granted Naser Abdo conscientious objector status months before Abdo was caught in the final stages of planning for a terrorist attack on or near Fort Hood, Tx. WSJ:
[T]he theological underpinnings of Islamist radicalization remain ignored by military officials, who fear appearing to discriminate against Muslim soldiers. That fear has been bolstered by leading Muslim Brotherhood legacy groups in America. Their platform of political Islam teaches Islamic revivalism and an aversion to the separation of mosque and state.Read the rest here.
Salah Al-Sawy of the Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America (AMJA) concluded in a 2008 online fatwa, "As for optionally obtaining citizenship of a non-Muslim country it is definitely prohibited without a doubt, moreover it could be a form of apostasy." An AMJA paper in 2009 stated that, "the basic conflict between the declaration of faith and testimony that there is no God except Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah and the declaration and pledge of Allegiance of the USA is irreconcilable."
These ideas need to be confronted. There are many Muslim leaders who can lead that defense of liberty and of the need to separate mosque and state. We must take their side over that of the Islamists.
Taliban Insider: Story of Love and Desperation
Gerald has an interesting post at Internet Anthropologist about the Taliban being financially motivated, not religiously.
Blog Sabbath Caption Contest Hezbollah and Iran Edition (Bumped-Fatwas Issued)
Fatwas will be issued.
The "i will cut ur neck" fatwa issued against Nanabozoh for:
Nas: This is the gayist room I've ever seen.The "devil will do meetballs from your bodies" fatwa issued against Xariif, the ghey man who made JAWAS haters cry for:
Ahmad: Isn't it fabulous! I even gilded Mini-dinejad.
The leaders of the two great nations of Iran and Lebanon are meeting in that photo. When the leaders of those great nations meet, every body knows who worries about and really scared of them. The Shiite Muslim crescent is alive and kicking!The "why u insult holly quoran" fatwa issued against Legionnaire of the Bannedfor:
Nasrallah: You know, Mahmoud, sitting down, you don't seem so, how is it they say?, vertically challenged.The "mojahedin will separate your dirty head from your dirty heart" fatwa issued against Mark for:
Ahmadinejad: Whatever do you mean?
Nasrallah: You had them shorten the legs on that chair so your feet would reach the floor, didn't you?
Ahmadinejad: :: winks ::
Assume the position and bang your head on the ground, Mahmoud, we are without a chaperone, you pigeon toed little bitch!
Blog Sabbath Caption Contest Hizbul Mujahippy Edition (Bumped-Fatwas Issued)
Fatwas will be issued.
The "i will cut ur neck" fatwa issued against Rodbo for:
In a surprising twist of theatrical brilliance, Andrew Lloyd Webber begins to hold auditions for the latest production: "Mohammad Super Freak"The "devil will do meetballs from your bodies" fatwa issued against Col.Smeag for:
Here let me help you with your meatballsThe "why u insult holly quoran" fatwa issued against Pizza the Hut for:
"Gonna set me up with the spirit in the sky. That's where I'm gonna go when I die."The "mojahedin will separate your dirty head from your dirty heart" fatwa issued against JaWannaB, Historical First Bigot Deluxe for:
Gimme a goat with hair.
Long beautiful hair.
Shining, gleaming, streaming,
Gimme a goat with hair.
Shoulder length or longer..
Yeah, I'm behind
El Cajon: Feds Bust "Iraqi"-Mexican Drug & Gun Trafficking Organization
EL CAJON — For its many regulars, the Chaldean social club in El Cajon is a place to drink tea or coffee, play Dominoes and discuss the news of the day.I wonder if they had any of the missing weapons from the DOJ/DEA's botched Operation Fast and Furious.
But federal and local authorities say the social club, tucked in a nondescript brick strip mall behind a metal security door, is also the headquarters of an Iraqi drug- and gun-trafficking organization with ties to a Mexican drug cartel and a Detroit crime syndicate.
Sixty people associated with the social club at 811 E. Main St. have been arrested over the past 10 days in the investigation, dubbed “Operation Shadowbox,” and investigators were continuing to hunt for others implicated in the scheme[...]
Mark Arabo, a local Chaldean and president of the Neighborhood Market Association, applauded police for making the city safer.
“This in no way, not even a half of one percent, is representational of the Chaldean community at large,” Arabo said. “Chaldeans are hardworking, great family people, Christians and give back to the community. There are so many great things Chaldeans do for the community, so this just comes as a shock.”
"U.S Officials" tell NBC he could be out in days.
There is a lot in the article about the progress the rebels are making. There is one line that references what is the most likely reason that Gadhafi is ready to bolt, IMO.
Back in Tripoli, Prime Minister al-Baghdadi Ali al-Mahmoudi said the government was in negotiations with rebels.
UN envoy, Turkey, and a quiet Russia collectively means a thrown towel for Colonel Creepy Lookin'
The Tribal Update Presents Palestinian independence, and a tribute to Israeli fine arts and film
Muslim Imam Accused of Sexual Assault
(Toronto, Ontario) A 48-year-old Muslim imam at the local Baitul Mukarram Islamic Society, Mohammad Masroor, has been arrested for the alleged sexual assault of at least five victims, both male and female.
The alleged offenses reportedly occurred between November 2008 and July 2011. Masroor faces multiple counts of sexual assault and threatening death.
Det. Const. Karen Armstrong told a Wednesday morning press conference that “Mohammad Masroor was a leader in the community, he was in a position of trust. Because he was in a position of power, we believe there are other victims.”Masroor is in custody. (More....)
A 12-year-old boy called Sajid prays at the Baitul Mukarram mosque. He knew Mr. Masroor, and although he was not aware of the charges laid against the man who once taught him the Koran, the young boy says what constitutes acceptable behaviour depends on where you are.
“I don’t think it’s really like that, because masroor was a good man, he didn’t do anything bad,” says Sajid, who did not want last name used. “It’s not like that because back home, like in Bangladesh, you’re allowed to hit people. It’s OK.”
Mr. Masroor has lived and worked in many countries, Det. Armstrong said, including France, Germany, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and, most recently, in the U.S. in Florida and Michigan.
August 18, 2011
Al Qaeda takes over third Yemen city, or did Saleh’s regime give it up?
--- Bumped, because it's important ---
In reporting about Yemen, discrepancies abound. Even before the six month revolution, the dictatorship of Ali Abdullah Saleh was a master of propaganda and constructed complex plots to give the west the appearance of reform or counter-terror cooperation when in fact the reverse was true. By the same token, the newspapers associated with opposition parties have a tendency to skew reporting for political advantage.
The news that AQAP, the Yemeni affiliate of al Qaeda, took over a third town in the Abyan province, Shaqra, has inconsistencies, depending on who is reporting it. The Chinese news agency, Xinhua, based on statements from regime officials, is reporting the battle for control of the town lasted days, but multiple Yemeni sites have eyewitnesses who say the military abandoned the town after an hour of light skirmishes amid retreat. China is a prime purchaser of Yemeni oil and has thwarted Security Council statements denouncing the state's slaughter of Yemeni protesters.
One eyewitness reported to al Teef, an opposition site, that, "I saw them (al Qaeda members) this morning entering the city on the cars owned by the Yemeni army. They were carrying machine guns and RPG's."
Yemenis from all walks, from politicians to street vendors, are adamant that in May the Saleh regime relinquished control of Abyan’s capital Zinjibar to Al Qaeda as a foreign policy strategy, -i.e., to pressure the US into supporting the widely reviled dictatorship.
In July, local tribesmen began a counter-offensive against the al Qaeda fanatics, driving them back from several areas. The Yemeni Air Force then bombed tribesmen, killing dozens along with two Yemeni military officers. State officials said it was a mistake, although tribal fighters had notified the Air Force of their position.
My article today at the Yemen Times provides some background:
Al Qaeda in Yemen alienates local jihaddists
SANA’A, Aug 17 — Local jihaddists in Abyan, Yemen are fighting their former allies, al Qaeda militants from other countries and other Yemeni provinces, for control of Ja’ar City. The combined group, which calls itself “Ansar al Shariah,” has been in control of areas of Abyan since May when the military withdrew.
Clashes between local jihaddists and al Qaeda erupted Monday morning, al Teef reported. The local militants’ commander, Abullatif Al Sayed, tried to expel the non-resident terrorists who had earlier joined their operations for control of the province. Many came from Marib and are linked to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). The gun battle that ensued raged for hours and the number of casualties is unknown.
Al Sayed objected to the “vast destruction” and “looting” that the AQAP members inflicted on the city.
In May, President Saleh warned of an al Qaeda take over if he was removed from power. Days later military units withdrew from the capital of Abyan, Zinjibar, leaving behind a vast cache of weapons. Extremists from across the country moved in to seize control Zinjibar and other cities including Ja’ar, using the state’s abandoned arms. The group branded itself as Ansar al Sharia, and declared the establishment of an Islamic Emirate.
AQAP touted the battles in Abyan in the last issue of its magazine, Inspire, and noted the deaths of long time jihaddists Ali Abdullah al Harithi and Ammar al Waeli in a June 3rd US air strike in Znijibar.
The (pro-revolution) 25th Mechanized Brigade, stationed near Zinjibar, was ordered by the Defense Ministry to surrender to al Qaeda twice but refused. The Yemeni military made little progress against the terrorists for two months. The 25th Mechanized was besieged without resupply or reinforcements for two months.
Yemen’s US trained elite counter-terror units were not deployed against the terrorists in Abyan but against unarmed youthful revolutionaries across the nation. Millions of Yemenis have been protesting since February for the removal of the entire Saleh regime and the establishment of a transitional council. Opposition parties said the council will be announced on August 17.
As a result of the stalemate in Abyan and the devastating humanitarian crisis that unfolded—100,000 residents fled the fighting—an estimated 1600 tribesmen joined in support of the 25th Mechanized to engage the militants. The ad hoc force wrested control of Lauder and parts of Zinjibar from the jihaddists. In July, Yemen’s Air Force “accidentally” bombed the tribesmen, killing nine along with two military commanders.
The stance of the local tribesmen against the jihaddist forces exacerbated the divisions among them, SaadaAden website noted. The local jihaddists accused AQAP of creating “overwhelming discontent” among the population in “a war without limits.”
The local jihaddists, as distinct from al Qaeda, have no transnational coordination, support or goals and never pledged loyalty to any external entity or person (except President Saleh). This group first emerged as the Aden Abyan Islamic Army in the 1990’s and long aspired to an Islamic Emirate in Abyan. The group tried to impose a Taliban style government and murdered four suspected homosexuals when they were last in control of Ja’ar in 2009. At that time, they called themselves Jamaat al Jihad or the Jihad group.
However leader Khalidabdul al Nabi’s call for an Islamic Emirate in December 2009 produced some skepticism as he has had a long, mutually beneficial relationship with the state and bounces between playing the terrorist villain and reformed jihaddist as needed by Saleh.
Netanyahu: We Hit Back Immediately And With Force
"The people who gave the order to murder our civilians....are no longer among the living”
Netanyahu's reference was appaerently to the death of Abu Awad Kamel a-Neirab, commander of the Salah a-Din Brigades, the "military" wing of the Popular Resistance Committees, who was killed in an Israeli airstrike around 5:00 PM on Thursday.Previous:
An estimated 20 terorrirsts were killed in the firefight that raged during and after the attack - some direct participants; some lookouts. It appears the entire terrorist force that staged the attack was wiped out.
In Pictures: Terror Strikes Israeli Civilians in Southern Israel
Freedom in Egypt Means Death in Israel: 6 Murdered in Terror Attacks
Good News: al Qaeda's Nigeria Branch Officially Hosted on Google's Blogspot
***Bumped to the top. Because I can. ***
The New York Times finally recognizing al Qaeda's growing presence in Africa:
A shadowy Islamist insurgency that has haunted northern Nigeria — surviving repeated, bloody efforts to eliminate it — appears to be branching out and collaborating with Al Qaeda’s affiliates, alarming Western officials and analysts who had previously viewed the militants here as a largely isolated, if deadly, menace.You'd think this would have been on the radar since Umar Farook Abdulmutallab came out of Nigeria.
But wait, their online presence is pretty new but its there. This seems to be Boko Haram's official website, hosted by Blogspot right here in America. Blogspot is 100% owned by Google, natch.
In related news, a good friend's blog "Terror Free Somalia" has been taken offline by Google's blogspot.
Apparently the "Don't be evil" means support terrorism and harass those that oppose it or something.
In Pictures: Terror Strikes Israeli Civilians in Southern Israel
Unless noted, photos via IDF:
Terror Strikes Israeli Civilians in Southern Israel
August 18, 2011
78[updated..ed] people were killed, and about 40 were injured in a multi-prong terror attack targeting Israeli civilians. The malicious attack targeted Israeli civilians, who were on their way to Eilat, a popular tourist destination for summer vacations.
Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by this cowardly terror attack.
UPDATE: Payback time[live stream gaza] and Pallywood actors are everywhere...
Photos: Grenade Attack in Afghanistan
Bill was there for a grenade attack. This is what it looked like.
James O'Keefe's "Part II" Of Maine Medicaid Sting
Part I here.
Non-Sarcastic Good News: Vast Majority of Muslim Americans Not Fans of CAIR, ISNA, ICNA
People, this is good news indeed:
The Abu Dhabi Gallup Center asked Muslim-Americans which group represented them, if any. The Council on American-Islamic Relations had the highest level of support, with 12 percent of men and 11 percent of women choosing it. The Islamic Society of North America came in second, with four and seven percent of men and women choosing it, respectively. The Muslim Public Affairs Council came in third, with six percent of men and one percent of women. The Islamic Circle of North America came in last, with 2 percent of men choosing it and less than one percent of women choosing it.The big question then is: if even Muslims in America don't feel represented by CAIR, why do some law enforcement and government agencies continually reach out to these groups as if they were legitimate representatives of Muslims?
Altogether, that means only 24 percent of Muslim-American men and 19 percent of Muslim-American women feel represented by one of the above five Muslim Brotherhood fronts. Of these, a significant portion are likely unaware of their favored organization’s ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas. The ability of these groups to jointly mobilize this minority of Muslim-Americans in order to influence the political process, as well as the rest of the Muslim-American community, is not to be overlooked. However, the survey shows that a majority of Muslim-Americans do not look to the Brotherhood network for leadership, and it is susceptible to a challenge from within the community if enough resources are available.
And for all of you who keep telling me I'm wrong about separating Islam from Islamists, here's some cannon fodder for you.
the survey found that only 50 percent of Muslim-Americans take the Koran entirely literally.Behold, as I make myself a target for your ire!
The stats aren't all glass-half-full, but I'll let you cruise over the the story for your daily dose of pessimism. The teaser is that the stats might suggest that foreign born Muslim immigrants are less radical than their native born counterparts.
There Once Was a Muj from Nantucket: bin Laden Poetry on YouTube
Today's Operation Mayhem assignment: smack down this video of Osama bin Laden reading his own poetry on YouTube. The video opens with a mashed up image of bin Laden pointing an AK-47 at an image of George W. Bush in cross-hairs. The video has been up since 2007 and has been viewed over 200,000 times. Mostly by bin Laden fans in Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and the Muslim countries of North Africa. Using YouTube's own translation program the video is entitled "Poem organized bin Laden's al-Qaeda."
Please flag as: Violent or Repulsive Content: Supports Terrorism
Ron Paul Gets Crucial Endorsement: Russian Media
I know I've given Ron Paul's supporters a lot of crap over the years. Mostly this is because they've deserved it. The only other politician in the US that garners so much zombielike devotion is Barry Obama.
So, to find out that Ron Paul has a fan in the Russian media? Par for the course, my friends, par for the course. Remember, this is a country where the two major Presidential candidates are running on the theme of my supporters are hotter and sluttier than yours.
Which makes me wonder why I ever moved away from Moscow?
One of Paul’s leading supporters in the media, if the term “media” is broadly defined, is Adam Kokesh, host of a show, “Adam Vs. The Man,” on Moscow’s English-language channel. On Monday, Kokesh used his show, which reaches many U.S. cities, to complain about the American media not giving Paul more favorable coverage, attacking the newspaper Politico for ignoring Paul’s second-place finish in a headline over a story about the results....Gotta love Adam Kokesh, who loves to criticize the "corporate media" ... as opposed to the state run media he works for which is paid for by the Kremlin. Yeah, that's much much better.
I'll be honest with you Paultards, if it wasn't for the fact that half of you are nuts I'd feel a lot more comfortable with Ron Paul. In fact, I like a lot of what Ron Paul says. I've even flirted with the idea of supporting him from time to time, especially this year.
I'm a small "l" libertarian, and I just don't think some of Paul's crazier ideas could ever be implemented fully. So, maybe he does deserve a second look?
And then one of you opens your mouths and I remember what a bunch of retards you are.
Seriously, a good number of you make even the craziest Obama supporters seem like mature and rational people.
So, do us all a favor and shut your pie holes. It might just boost Paul's already slim chances of winning.
Anderson Cooper Loses It On Air
I didn't find the jokes very funny. But that's just me. I'm not real big on toilet humour or potty jokes. But I did find Cooper's laugh quite funny. There's just something amusing about a grown man who screams or giggles like a little school girl.
Yes, I'm laughing at him, not with him.
Freedom in Egypt Means Death in Israel: 6 Murdered in Terror Attacks
Nice! Rethinking the Rafah crossing much, Egypt?
Eilat is a resort town on Israel's southern tip, near Egypt's Sinai border. It generally has not endured the kind of strife faced by other regions including the swath of southern Israel near Gaza -- the coastal Palestinian territory just south of the Jewish state along its west coast.
Across the border, the Egyptian army and police are cracking down in an "anti-terror" operation in the Sinai area of Egypt, state-owned media reported on Tuesday, as reports emerge of Osama bin Laden's doctor surfacing in the area.
Netanyahu told a Knesset committee recently that Egypt was having difficulty exercising its sovereignty over Sinai.
"What's happening in Sinai is that global terrorist organizations are meddling there and their presence is increasing because of the connection between Sinai and Gaza," Netanyahu said.
The Rafah crossing is only one component. The Sinai is not completely under the control of Egypt's central government so the area is swarming with Bedouin smugglers and Islamic extremists vacationing in a dwindling safe haven.
Good luck bringing this area under control Egypt. If you need help, give the big boys to the east a shot. I think they mopped up last time pretty well.
Prayers for the victims and their families. Several injured as well. IDF wacked at least
two 3 (ed...yeah, bitches) of the freedom fighters.
Israel Matzav has great coverage. Watch that for emerging details, stay here for pissed off rants.
August 17, 2011
White House Busted Again: Scrubbed Bush Era Reference of Jerusalem in Israel
It's the Obama way!
Update on: White House, in Escalation of Jerusalem Controversy, Scrubs Its Web Site of References to the City Being in Israel
They have now gone one step further, scrubbing GW's reference to Jerusalem in Israel.
Now this is just getting silly. The Obama White House is gearing up for a Supreme Court case in which it will defend its refusal to list “Jerusalem, Israel” on the passports of Americans born in the Israeli capital. As part of its preparations the administration recently scrubbed all the captions on a White House photo gallery of Vice President Biden in the city, changing “Jerusalem, Israel” to “Jerusalem.”....MSM all over this. Not!
Those who make it their business to rationalize White House hostility toward Israel were relieved, then, when the Washington Jewish Week’s Adam Kredo published an article claiming that the Bush administration had enforced an identical policy. Kredo cited a “search of the Bush White House’s archives” and photos of Laura Bush touring the Western Wall to conclude that the Bush White House webpage “never explicitly labeled [Jerusalem] as part of Israel[...]
It gets worse for Obama’s defenders, though, than merely being demonstrably wrong. It turns out that while they were insisting that the Bush administration consistently refused to reference “Jerusalem, Israel,” the Obama State Department was busy scrubbing documents in which Bush administration referenced “Jerusalem, Israel.” Straight down the memory hole. That’s kind of amazing when you pause and think about it, no?[ More, it gets worse..]
In other Israel/Obama news: White House to Israel: Apologize to Turkey over flotilla raid or we'll abandon you at UN
Netanyahu to Clinton: Nutz to you, we won't apologize, or something like that.
Offical Taliban Website Hosting Videos on Archive.org, YouTube
MEMRI has an excellent article on how al Qaeda and other jihadis use the San Francisco based Archive.org to store and distribute propaganda videos.
As a follow up to that article, let me just note that the Taliban are now using archive.org as one of their official repositories. Again, this is from the official Taliban sponsored website, not just some fan page or unofficial tribute to the listed foreign terrorist organization.
Here's a screenshot.
And a close up showing the url of the link.
That link takes you here.
And I'm sure none of you will be shocked to learn what other American companies the Taliban are using to distribute their propaganda. YouTube, natch.
I hear a lot of complaints about us giving Islamic extremists in Afghanistan Stinger missiles in the 80s. I get that. But at least that was a case of the enemy of my enemy is my friend.
Outside a very small group, though, I don't hear a lot of complaints about giving even worse extremists the technology they need to recruit, raise funds, and even plan terror attacks.
And we're at war with these extremists!
I wonder what FDR would have done if he found out American companies were helping the Germans or Japanese, even unwittingly, during the war? I'm not sure, but I'll bet that this assistance would not have gone on for a decade.
Pali TV program: Arab homes will be built at Western Wall, Jews' praying is "sin and filth"...
File this under antisemitic assmaggots.
College Students in Favor of Wealth Distribution Are Asked to Pass Their Grade Points to Other Students
A California college student is conducting a social experiment where he’s trying to get his peers to sign a petition in favor of distributing grade point averages to show how the federal government distributes wealth.
Oliver Darcy, a recent college graduate, proposes that students with good grades contribute their GPA to their academically sluggish friends. He argues that this is how the federal government takes wealth from the country’s high wage earners and distributes it to the low income earners.
“They all earn their GPA,” said Darcy in an interview with "Fox and Friends." “So we asked them if they’d be interested in redistributing the GPA points that they earned to students who may be having trouble getting a high GPA.”
Cowards: South Park DVDs Censor Mohammad Cartoons
Cowards! I hope Trey and Matt do an episode about whoever it was who made the decision to censor the South Park Season 14 DVD sets which do not include either of the episodes featuring the Muslim prophet Muhammad.
If you bought your box set in the US, the episodes are there. Anywhere else? You're out of luck:
Episodes 200 and 201 are missing from the Australian edition...Unsafe for broadcast? Contrast that to the South Park creator's Tony winning Broadway show which mocks Mormonism and the Mormon Prophet Joseph Smith. Any riots or death threats there?
The episodes are also missing from all editions other than the US box set released in April. The reason? They were deemed unsafe to broadcast.
And why aren't we hearing more about this? I'm pretty sure the Simpsons answered that one ....
Member of Jihadi Forum Posts Death Threat Against David Letterman
""We ask Allah to paralyze his tongue and grant the sincere monotheists his neck. O Allah, amen."
Because he made a joke about al Qaeda's Ilyas Kashmiri trip to hell
......threat comes from Umar al-Basrawi, a frequent contributor to a major Islamic jihadist forum, whose most recent online post asks American Muslims to “cut the tongue of this lowly Jew and shut it forever," according to the SITE Intelligence Group, a private company that monitors online jihadist traffic.Hmmmm
Apparently, Basrawi didn't appreciate a joke that Letterman, who is not Jewish[jihadis think everyone is a Jew..ed], made about late al-Qaida bigwig Ilyas Kashmiri, a senior al-Qaida leader reportedly killed in an airstrike, and his former boss, Osama bin Laden.
Tampa Police Foil "Columbine Style" Plot By Student (Updated: Facebook Page "Likes" Obama)
He "likes" LeBron James, NBA & Barack Obama:
Begin original post........:
Student hoped to "out do" Columbine shooting.
TAMPA - Police in Tampa say they have arrested a teenager who planned to mark the first day of classes with a Columbine-style violent attack.Hats off to who tipped the police on this plot. He/she saved untold number of lives.
Investigators say they found bomb-making materials in the home of a 17-year-old former Freedom High School student after receiving a tip yesterday.
He had "intentions of exploding some devices at Freedom High School on the first day of school next week," police chief Jane Castor said.
The department's bomb experts studied materials allegedly found in the teen's room and said the devices could have caused "serious injury," the chief added.
UPDATE: Above link updated:
Investigators say they found bomb-making materials and drugs in the home of Jared Cano, a 17-year-old former Freedom High School student, after receiving a tip yesterday.UPDATE II: Perp had a marijuana growing operation. How could the parents not know he was growing marijuana?
Cano had "intentions of exploding some devices at Freedom High School on the first day of school next week," police chief Jane Castor said[...]
Also found in Cano's room was a "manifesto," Castor said, that included descriptions of targets and a minute-by-minute schedule for the attack. His apparent hope was that the attack's violence would surpass the notorious Columbine attack in Colorado.
Cano now faces a variety of felony bomb and drug charges.
At 11:50 a.m., police got word that the expelled student had threatened to plant a destructive device at the school, targeting specific administrators and any students nearby.
At 6:30 p.m., the suspect's mother — who is listed as a math teacher on Riverview High School's website — consented to a search of their home. Police found a journal and materials to make pipe bombs, including a fuel source, shrapnel, plastic tubing and timing and fusing devices.
In a hearing today, prosecutors said that Cano, when arrested, repeated his plan to discharge a bomb and cause mass casualties.
The journal contained schematic drawings of rooms inside the school and disturbing statements about his intent to kill, police said.
They also found a marijuana growing operation, with lights, plants, a digital scale, several baggies on the floor and a blue glass pipe.
Zionist/Mossad Conspiracy To Sterilize Egyptians Via Hair Gel Thwarted
"According to the public prosecutor's office's investigation, 'Mossad agent Ofir Harrari' instructed Jordanian Ibrahim abu-Zaid to set up a company in Egypt which would exclusively import an Israeli hair product, for both men and women, which causes infertility. This in order to completely destroy Egyptian reproduction abilities," Al-Ahram states.
Whew, that was a close one for
the Muslim Brotherhood our Egyptian friends! Those devious joos will stoop to any level to destroy peaceful, freedom-loving societies!
Next Month During A Big Speech Obama Will Reveal A Secret Plan For What They Should Be Doing Now To Boost The Economy And Haven't Been Doing The Past 30 Months But Probably Won't Start Until Next Year
President Teleprompter prepares for a big job creation speech next month:
Seeking to jolt the economy, President Barack Obama will unveil new ideas to create jobs and help the struggling poor and middle class in a major speech after Labor Day. And then he will try to seize political advantage by spending the fall pressuring Congress to act on his plan.
I'm so excited! I can't wait for the big speech! I know the last eight 'boost-the-economy' speeches were just a warm-up for this one!
Taking bets now. Who/What will Obama blame this time for the failing economy?
B. The Tea Party (aka "terrorists")
C. Republican Congress
D. Arab Spring
E. Bad mojo/luck/karma
F. All of the above
G. None of the above (new excuse)
Winner(s) will receive gloating rights in comments.
Russian Jihadis on YouTube
This video showing the mujahideen in Chechnya first shooting a truck driver and then enjoying some down time has been viewed more than 100k times on YouTube. Interestingly, all of the jihadis shown are speaking Russian.
Please flag as: Violent or Repulsive Content: Supports Terrorism
The Cyberjihadis are Good ....
... but we're better. Much, much better:
In addition, both the Bush administration and the Obama administration focused their attention on the Internet, where al-Qaida does its recruiting, fundraising, operational planning and propaganda.Keep the faith bruthas, government institutions learn slowly -- but they learn*.
"What the American military intelligence can do is forge the watermarks or certification of official al-Qaida postings," says Shanker. "American cyber technology is so advanced that they can have a near perfect re-creation of an al-Qaida message — and what they're doing from time to time is going on jihadi websites and posting conflicting and contradictory orders, statements that raise doubt about who the jihadis should follow and who is really in charge ... and the goal is to really disrupt the entire network by sowing dissent and confusion. We've been told they've had some great success at that."
*Ok, sometimes they learn.
PS-- Any one read Shanker's book yet?
Online Jihadi Arrested in Spain Was Member of AQIM, After Chemical Weapons for Attack
I'm only seeing one English language report about the arrest of Abdellatif Aoulad Chiba who is said to be an administrator of a jihadi forum, and that story isn't very detailed. Chiba is 37 and originally from Morocco but was living in Jordan at one time until that country deported him for extremism.
Google translations of Spanish language newspapers don't seem to be yielding too many other details about which forum he was associated with. They say the forum was used to distribute al Qaeda propaganda, but that's pretty much par for the course for all of them. Chiba had used the forum to gather information on how to make chemical weapons and had asked for permission from AQIM to carry out attacks on their behalf.
Given his location, my gut instinct is to guess that he was involved with the Ansar al-Mujahideen forum -- but that's just a guess. If any one hears anything else about this case, especially which forum Chiba helped administer, please let me know in an email.
Union Extremist Shoots at Non-Union Business Owner?
Is it terrorism when the ideology that drives you to commit an act of violence is pro-unionism? I don't know, but I'm not sure why some ideologies and organizations are exempt from scrutiny:
When he looked out his front window, he saw a figure near his SUV and went outside.Apparently this is still under investigation and there's still some question as to the motivation of the assailant, but I can't help but wonder why it is that some political movements fall under scrutiny when one of their members goes off the reservation and why when the same thing happens within other political movements the media dismisses them as lone nuts?
As soon as he got outside his front door, King yelled at the individual who was crouched down by King’s vehicle. As soon as King yelled, the suspect stood and, without hesitation, fired a shot at Mr. King.
August 16, 2011
Al Qaeda's Russian Affiliate Kavkaz Center Confirms Martyrdom Of Another Islamotard
The Zionist bandwidth beotch was unable to post jihadi forum images of dead Dagestan terrorist commander Emir Daud (aka Abdullah Magomedaliev). I especially liked the blood and guts one, impressive Russia!
The forum appears to be having a connection problem. No, it's not us, honest!
I settled for the above screencap from Kavkaz, click to enlarge.
Earlier, Vinnie posted Hafeed Salahuddin, keyboard jihadi turned meat world, sploded by US Predator. Another keyboard jihadi turned meat world, German Abu Adam (AKA Mounir Chouka), possible wounded in another Predator strike.
Such good news, next?
UPDATE: When I mentioned bloody images of Emir Daud, below is video of Chechen Islamotards mending their wounds after fight with Russian soldiers. You can just image what the dead Islamotard looked like...
Don't flag this video, user doesn't appear to be a JihadTuber.
Stick To The Internet, Losers
An Internet jihadist who traveled to Pakistan's tribal areas to fight with al Qaeda-linked terror groups was killed in a US Predator airstrike. Also, a prominent member of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan is reported to have wounded in another Predator strike in Pakistan's tribal areas.
I'm not one to dance on the grave of a fellow human being, but, then again, I don't consider these scum human beings. So I'll dance away!
You reading this, Samir Khan? We at the Jawa Report are so happy you left your keyboard in North Carolina and decided to put some skin in the game. Of course, when the Predator finds you, your skin will be pretty much scattered over a large swath of Yemen.
MSNBC Selectively Edits Gov Perry Remark To Smear Him As Racist
Obama media, card carrying members of the race card:
UPDATE: Here comes Joan Walsh to defend.
UPDATE: Schultz apologized, not for calling Perry a racist but for not showing the full video.
Outrage: ATF promotes three Operation Fast & Furious supervisors
Let me get this straight,among other things, the gunrunner program caused the death of Agent Brian Terry and untold number of other victims.
Drug gangs/war lords were given unending supply of weapons, which weren't tracked as well as cash to purchase said weapons. The cash wasn't tracked either. Mexico was kept in the dark
• There was little to no information sharing from the Phoenix Field Division, ATF Headquarters and the Justice Department to their colleagues in Mexico City. Every time Mexico City officials asked about the mysterious investigation, their U.S. based ATF counterparts in Phoenix and Washington, D.C. continued to say they were "working on it" and "everything was under control."Rep Issa and Grassley have continued to hit brick in their investigation of this program. Obama certainly would like this congressional investigation to disappear, so this makes sense. Promote those who pushed the program forward
The ATF has promoted three key supervisors of a controversial sting operation that allowed firearms to be illegally trafficked across the U.S. border into Mexico[...]Pat my back, I'll pat yours scenario going on here.
All three have been heavily criticized for pushing the program forward even as it became apparent that it was out of control. At least 2,000 guns were lost and many turned up at crime scenes in Mexico and two at the killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent in Arizona.
The three supervisors have been given new management positions at the agency’s headquarters in Washington. They are William G. McMahon, who was the ATF’s deputy director of operations in the West, where the illegal trafficking program was focused, and William D. Newell and David Voth, both field supervisors who oversaw the program out of the agency’s Phoenix office.
As Ed notes regarding the three "we made mistakes comment":
Perhaps listening to those agents who warned that this would result in disaster? Maybe not punishing those whistleblowers who brought your “mistakes” to light?"Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive"~Sir Walter Scott..
Oversight Committee Video Honors Fallen Border Patrol Agent in Botched Gunrunning Sting
Rep Issa: Getting to the bottom of who authorized & knew about the deadly operation Fast and Furious
GOP Senators Grassly, Issa Request DOJ Hand Over Documents Related to Fast & Furious, Named 12 Senior Justice Officals In Letter
Arizona: Weapons Linked to Valley Crimes are linked to Fast & Furious
It Begins: Dems to Spin Fast & Furious to anti-gun rally
Rep Issa's Reponse To Todays Remarks by Obama
Rep Issa on Oversight Committee Hearing on Operation Fast & Furious
Throwing Grenades at Americans for Fun or Jihad?
Reading this report from Afghanistan by my old friend Bill Ardalino from the now defunct INDC blog, I couldn't help but be drawn to this paragraph:
It is not uncommon for children in the [Sabari, Khost] district to throw grenades. There is some debate about whether the minors are engaging in violent local sport, or if they are put up to it by insurgents who know that Coalition forces are less likely to shoot into a throng of scurrying kids. Insurgents are known to use young people as tools: the Haqqani Network runs a series of madrassas in Pakistan expressly devoted to brainwashing teens into violent jihad, and there have been a handful of incidents throughout Afghanistan in which kids have been strapped with bombs and sent forth as suicide bombers. But minors tossing frags around here could merely be a hobby of rambunctious, Sabari-brand hellions. The area is awash in grenades, and many young males develop an early inclination for xenophobic jihad.I get the madrassa brainwashing thing. But throwing grenades at soldiers for fun? For us to even consider the possibility says something about the culture we are dealing with here.
PS-Stay safe Bill. Stay safe.
Video: Smaller, More Frequent Attacks
If you have an hour to kill here's a good speech by David Gartenstein Ross at USC on al Qaeda's post 9/11 strategy of smaller and more frequent attacks. Stick around for the Q&A on related homeland security issues and especially about putting the stealth jihad into a context (about 56 minutes in).
I don't agree with David Gartenstein Ross's assessment that the ink cartridge plot was "successful". This is simply AQAP spin on a failed attack.
But, he's right that AQAP and other Salafi jihadis don't have to succeed to do economic damage to the US.
Senator Patrick Leahy(D) Seeks To Cut Aid To Hamas
Oops, I meant aid to elite IDF units:
Senator Patrick Leahy claims Shayetet 13 unit, undercover Duvdevan unit, and the Israel Air Force Shaldag unit are involved in human rights violations in occupied territories.Sen. leaky Leahy handlers were quick to respond:
Leahy says legislation doesn't aim at Israel, but could hit it.The legislation isn't aimed at Israel, but he would support the cut. So yes, IDF aid could be cut, but Leahy isn't targeting Israel. This makes my head spin..
Senator Leahy does not discuss private conversations he has had for decades with Israeli leaders.
However, the Haaretz article contains significant inaccuracies. He has not proposed legislation to withhold U.S. aid to units of the Israel Defense Forces.
By way of general background about the Leahy Amendment, the law applies to U.S. aid to foreign security forces around the globe and is intended to be applied consistently across the spectrum of U.S. military aid abroad.
Remember recently the Homeland Insecurity erroneously, so they say, put Israel on a list of 36 nations which
“have shown a tendency to promote, produce, or protect terrorist organizations or their members.”They said it was a mistake....
Who's next to make a mistake?
UPDATE: Daniel Pipes must read: White House mischief
What Homegrown Terror?
The FBI has published a list of "Major Terrorism Preventions, Disruptions, and Investigations" within the United States since 9/11. Many of the cases listed were attempts at terrorism that never took place because they were disrupted by law enforcement.
The next time someone criticizes Rep. King for looking into Islamist terror within the homeland, kindly point them to this.
I've posted the list below the fold.
July 2011: A Brooklyn man is convicted of conspiring to commit murder overseas and support the terrorist organization al Shabaab. Betim Kaziu traveled from Brooklyn to Cairo, Egypt in February 2009 to wage violent jihad against U.S. troops in the Middle East and the Balkans. Details
July 2011: A Somali national is charged in New York with providing material support to al Shabaab and al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, two designated foreign terrorist organizations. Details
June 2011: Two men are arrested for allegedly planning an attack with grenades and machine guns on a military processing center in Seattle. Details
May 2011: An Iraqi citizen who allegedly carried out numerous improvised explosive device attacks against U.S. troops in Iraq and another Iraqi national are arrested in Kentucky on federal terrorism charges. Details
May 2011: Six individuals are indicted in Florida on charges of conspiring to provide material support to a conspiracy to murder, maim, and kidnap persons overseas. Details
May 2011: Usama bin Laden, on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list since 1999 for the bombings in 1998 of U.S. Embassies in Tanzania and Kenya, is killed in Pakistan during a “targeted operation” by the U.S. Details
May 2011: Michael C. Finton, aka Talib Islam, is sentenced to 28 years in prison for attempted murder of federal employees and attempted use of explosives in connection with a plot to detonate a vehicle bomb at the federal building in Springfield, Illinois. Details
April 2011: Farooque Ahmed, a naturalized U.S. citizen, is sentenced for his role in a plot he believed included al Qaeda and to plan multiple bombings of Metrorail stations in the Washington area. Instead, it was a sting. Details
February 2011: Zachary Chesser, aka Abu Talhah Al-Amrikee, is sentenced for communicating threats against the writers of the South Park television show, soliciting violent jihadists to desensitize law enforcement, and attempting to provide material support to al Shabaab. Details
February 2011: Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, a citizen of Saudi Arabia and resident of Texas, is arrested for attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. His potential targets allegedly included the Dallas address for former President George W. Bush. Details
February 2011: Colleen R. LaRose, aka “Jihad Jane,” pleads guilty to charges of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, conspiracy to kill in a foreign country, making false statements, and attempted identity theft. She and her co-conspirators recruited men on the Internet to wage violent jihad in South Asia and Europe. Details
January 2011: Awais Younis, of Virginia, is indicted for threatening to bomb the Metro rail system in statements he made on Facebook. Details
December 2010: Antonio Martinez, aka Muhammad Hussain, parks what he thought was an explosives-filled vehicle in front of a military recruiting center near Baltimore and tried to detonate it remotely. The bomb was fake, provided by our undercover agents working the case. Details
November 2010: Mohamed Osman Mohamud, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Somalia and resident of Oregon, is arrested after he attempted to detonate what he believed to be an explosives-laden van that was parked near the tree lighting ceremony in Portland's Pioneer Courthouse Square. Details
October 2010: Four men are found guilty of plotting to detonate explosives near a synagogue and Jewish community center in the Bronx, New York., and to shoot military planes with Stinger surface-to-air guided missiles. Three were sentenced in June 2011. Details
August 2010: In Minnesota, Alabama, and California, two Americans are arrested and 12 others, including five U.S. citizens, are charged with terrorism offenses and providing material support to the Somali-based terrorist organization al Shabaab. Details
August 2010: Paul Gene Rockwood, Jr., of Alaska, is sentenced to eight years in prison for making false statements to the FBI in a domestic terrorism investigation. A strict adherent to the violent ideology of cleric Anwar Al-Awlaki, he shared ideas about committing acts of domestic terrorism with others, including the possibility of using mail bombs. Details
July 2010: Charges are announced against five members of an al Qaeda plot to attack targets in the United States and United Kingdom. The charges reveal that the plot uncovered in 2009 against New York’s subway system was directed by senior al Qaeda leadership in Pakistan. Details
June 2010: Faisal Shahzad, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Pakistan, pleads guilty in Manhattan federal court for driving a car bomb into Times Square on May 1, 2010. He was sentenced to life in prison in October 2010. Details
June 2010: Tarek Mehanna, of Massachusetts, and Ahmad Abousamra, of Syria, are charged in Boston in a superseding indictment with one count each of conspiring to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, al Qaeda. Details
May 2010: Hosam Maher Husein Smadi pleads guilty in Dallas for his attempted bombing of a downtown Dallas skyscraper in September 2009. The case was investigated by the FBI’s North Texas Joint Terrorism Task Force. Details
May 2010: Khalid Ouazzani, of Kansas City, pleads guilty to his role in a conspiracy to provide material support to the terrorist organization al Qaeda. Details
March 2010: Six Michigan residents, along with two residents of Ohio and a resident of Indiana, are indicted in Detroit on charges related to their militia group’s plan to kill an unidentified member of local law enforcement and then attack the law enforcement officers who gather for the funeral. Details
March 2010: David Coleman Headley, a U.S. citizen of partial Pakistani descent, pleads guilty to a dozen federal terrorism charges, admitting that he participated in planning the November 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India, as well as later planning to attack a Danish newspaper. Details
March 2010: Raja Lahrasib Khan, a Chicago taxi driver and native of Pakistan who claims to be acquainted with an alleged terrorist leader in Pakistan, is arrested on charges of providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization for allegedly attempting to provide funds overseas to al Qaeda. Details
February 2010: The Justice Department, FBI, and U.S. Postal Inspection Service announce that the investigation into the 2001 anthrax attacks is formally concluded. The investigation found that the late Dr. Bruce Ivins acted alone in planning and executing the attacks. Details
September 2010: Aafia Siddiqui is sentenced in New York to 86 years in prison for the attempted murder and assault of U.S. nationals and U.S. officers and employees in Afghanistan. Details
January 2010: Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, a 23-year-old Nigerian national, is charged in Michigan for his alleged role in the attempted Christmas day bombing of Northwest Airlines flight 253 from Amsterdam to Detroit. The investigation is being conducted by the Detroit Joint Terrorism Task Force. Details
December 2009: Ehsanul Islam Sadequee, of Roswell, Georgia, and Syed Haris Ahmed, of Atlanta, are sentenced in Atlanta on terrorism-related charges. In the span of a year the pair went from being extremist wannabes to trusted brothers of terrorist operatives across the globe. Details
September 2009: Najibullah Zazi, of Colorado, is charged in New York with conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction—explosive bombs—in the U.S. The investigation is being conducted by the New York and Denver FBI Joint Terrorism Task Forces. He pleaded guilty in Feb. 2010. In July 2011, his father was convicted of obstructing a terrorism investigation. Details
July 2009: Seven individuals in North Carolina are charged with conspiring to provide material support to terrorists and conspiring to murder, kidnap, maim, and injure persons abroad. Details
May 2009: Oussama Abdullah Kassir, a citizen of Sweden, is found guilty In New York of charges relating to his participation in an effort to establish a jihad training camp in Bly, Oregon and his operation of several terrorist websites. Details
May 2009: Ali al-Marri, a 43-year-old dual national Saudi and Qatari citizen, pleads guilty to one count of conspiracy to provide material support to al Qaeda. Details
May 2009: Five of the “Liberty Six” suspects are convicted of conspiring to provide material support to al Qaeda and conspiracy to levy war against the U.S. by discussing and planning attacks on targets in the U.S., including the Sears Tower in Chicago and the FBI building and other federal buildings in Florida. Details
April 2009: Animal rights extremist Daniel Andreas San Diego, wanted for allegedly bombing two San Francisco-area office buildings in 2003, is added to FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists list. Details
February 2009: Christopher Paul, aka Abdul Malek, of Ohio, is sentenced to 20 years in prison for conspiring with others to use a weapon of mass destruction, namely explosive devices, against targets in Europe and the United States. Details
November 2008: Five former leaders of a U.S.-based Muslim charity, The Holy Land Foundation for relief and Development, are convicted in Dallas, Texas of funneling more than $12 million to the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas. The case represented the largest victory to date against terrorist financing in the U.S. since the 9/11 attacks. Details
June 2008: Mohammad Amawi, Marwan El-Hindi, and Wassim Mazloum, the “Toledo Terror Cell,” are convicted of conspiracy to commit terrorist acts against Americans overseas, including U.S. armed forces in Iraq, and conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists. Details
March 2008: Hassan Abu-Jihaad, a U.S. Navy sailor, is convicted on twin national security crimes: espionage and material terrorism support. The former signalman aboard the USS Benfold had been secretly in touch with al Qaeda financiers in 2001, sharing classified details about the movements of U.S. ships. Details
January 2008: Mohammed Jabarah is sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to terrorism charges stemming from his participation in a plot to bomb U.S. embassies in Singapore and the Philippines. Jabarah trained in al Qaeda camps in Afghanistan and spent time with Usama bin Laden, to whom he swore an oath of allegiance. Details
December 2007: Kevin James, who formed a radical Islamic organization while in a California prison, pleads guilty to terrorism conspiracy charges, admitting his group conspired to attack U.S. military facilities and Jewish facilities in Los Angeles. Details
November 2007: Derrick Shareef, of Illinois, pleads guilty to one count of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. He planned to set off several grenades in garbage cans at a shopping mall, but was arrested by agents of the FBI’s Chicago Joint Terrorism Task Force. Details
September 2007: Hamid Hayat, of Lodi, California is sentenced in connection with a series of terrorism charges related to his attendance at a jihadi training camp in Pakistan and his 2005 return to the U.S. with the intent to “wage violent jihad.” The case was investigated by the Sacramento FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force. Details
August 2007: Jose Padilla and co-defendants are convicted of conspiracy to murder, kidnap, and maim individuals in a foreign country, conspiracy to provide material support, and providing material support to terrorists. Padilla was sentenced to more than 17 years in prison. Details
June 2007: Four individuals, including a former airport cargo worker at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), are charged with conspiring to attack JFK airport by planting explosives to blow up the airport’s major jet-fuel supply tanks and pipeline. The plot was foiled well before it came to fruition. Details
May 2007: A 17-month FBI undercover investigation leads to charges against six men who allegedly tried to amass a small arsenal for a planned attack on soldiers at the U.S. Army base at Fort Dix in New Jersey. Our Philadelphia Division and the South Jersey Joint Terrorism Task Force led the investigation. Details
September 2006: Adam Gadahn, also known as “Azzam the American," is indicted on federal charges of treason and providing material support to a terrorist group for making a series of propaganda videotapes for al Qaeda, including one in which he praised the hijackers involved in the 9/11 attacks. A $1 million reward is offered for Gadahn, who is on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists list. Details
May 2006: Zacarias Moussaoui is sentenced to six consecutive life terms after pleading guilty in April 2005 to various terrorism violations, admitting that he conspired with al Qaeda to hijack and crash planes into prominent U.S. buildings as part of the 9/11 attacks. Details
May 2006: Shahawar Matin Siraj is convicted in Brooklyn of conspiring to plant explosive devices at the 34th Street subway station in Manhattan in 2004, just prior to start of the Republican National Convention at nearby Madison Square Garden. Details
January 2006: Indictments are handed down against 11 people charged with acts of domestic terrorism on behalf of the Earth Liberation Front (ELF) and Animal Liberation Front (ALF) for 17 attacks over a five-year period. The FBI’s Portland field office consolidated cases from seven independent field office investigations and dubbed it "Operation Backfire." Details
November 2005: Ahmed Omar Abu Ali is convicted on all counts of an indictment charging him with, among other violations, providing material support to al Qaeda, conspiracy to assassinate the U.S. President, and conspiracy to commit air piracy and conspiracy to destroy aircraft. Ali was sentenced to 30 years in prison. Details
September 2005: “Homegrown terrorist” Gary Nettles is convicted on two counts of plotting to destroy a federal courthouse in Chicago. He had confided his plan with a fellow inmate in Mississippi in 2003. The convict reported the conversation to our office in Jackson, Mississippi, which notified our Joint Terrorism Task Force in Chicago, spurring a 10-month multi-agency investigation that involved more than 200 law enforcement officers. Details
August 2005: Four men—including three U.S. citizens and one lawful resident from Pakistan—are indicted for planning terrorist strikes against U.S. military facilities, Israeli government facilities and Jewish synagogues in the Los Angeles area. Details
April 2005: British national Hemant Lakhani is convicted in New Jersey on charges of attempting to sell shoulder-fired missiles to what he thought was a terrorist group intent on shooting down U.S. airliners. Lakhani was arrested following an undercover sting and sentenced to 47 years in prison. Details
April 2005: Three British nationals are charged for allegedly entering the U.S. in 2000 and 2001 to conduct surveillance of buildings in New York, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C. as part of a conspiracy to damage and destroy the buildings. Details
September 2004: FBI opens case on Tennessee farmer Demetrius Van Crocker, who hatched plan to bomb a government building An FBI undercover operation turned up weapons and right-wing paraphernalia. He was later sentenced to 30 years in prison. Details
August 2004: Yassin M. Aref and Mohammed Hossain are arrested in New York on charges of money laundering and conspiring to support a terrorist group in connection with a possible plot to kill a Pakistani diplomat. Both were sentenced to 15 years in prison in March 2007. Details
July 2004: Abdurahman M. Alamoudi, a naturalized U.S. citizen, pleads guilty to three criminal violations relating to his activities supporting and financing terror organizations. Details
April 2004: Matthew Hale, the leader of a racist neo-Nazi group formerly known as World Church of the Creator, is found guilty of trying to have a judge killed. Details
April 2004: Randall T. Royer and Ibrahim Ahmed al-Hamdi are sentenced to lengthy prison terms for their roles in an alleged “Virginia Jihad” terrorist cell, which conducted weapons training in Virginia. Details
February 2004: Members of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, including Professor Sami Al-Arian, are arrested by the FBI and charged under Racketeering Influence and Corrupt Organizations with operating a racketeering enterprise from 1984 that engaged in violent activities. Al-Arian was sentenced in 2006 to 57 months in prison. Details
January 2004: Special Agent George Piro conducts his first interview of Saddam Hussein, who had been captured in December 2003. Piro spent five to seven hours a day for months with the former Iraqi dictator, taking advantage of every small opportunity that presented itself, including listening to Hussein’s poetry. Details
December 2003: The last of the “Lackawanna Six” defendants is sentenced in Buffalo, New York on charges of providing material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, based on their attendance at an al Qaeda-affiliated training camp in 2001. Details
November 2003: Nuradin M. Abdi, of Ohio, is arrested for conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists. The Somali national planned to travel to Ethiopia to obtain military-style training in preparation for violent jihad. He was sentenced in 2007 to 10 years in prison. Details
October 2003: Lyman Faris, also known as Mohammad Rauf, of Ohio, is sentenced to 20 years in prison for providing material support and resources to al Qaeda and conspiracy for providing the terrorist organization with information about possible U.S. targets for attack. Details
September 2003: Muhammad Bilal and Ahmed Bilal plead guilty in Portland, Oregon to charges of conspiracy to provide services to the Taliban. During the summer of 2001, they and others trained in Oregon and Washington state to prepare for jihad in Afghanistan or elsewhere. The investigation was conducted by the Portland FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force. Details
May 2003: Eric Robert Rudolph, is charged in connection with the bombing of a health clinic in Alabama and the fatal bombings at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta, is captured. He was sentenced to life in prison in 2005. He was one of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted fugitives. Details
April 2003: Earnest James Ujaama pleads guilty in Seattle to a charge of conspiracy to provide goods and services to the Taliban. Ujaama delivered currency and other items to Afghanistan and entered the country with the assistance of Taliban officials. The case was investigated by the Seattle FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force. Details
March 2003: Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, a key planner in the 9/11 attacks, is apprehended. The FBI worked with other agencies to disrupt his financial network in the United Arab Emirates and Pakistan and gained valuable information from him. Details
October 2002: “Beltway snipers” John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo are arrested by a team of Maryland State Police, Montgomery County SWAT officers, and agents from our Hostage Rescue Team. During the month, 10 people were randomly gunned down and three critically injured. Among the fatally injured victims was FBI intelligence analyst Linda Franklin. Details
July 2002: John Walker Lindh pleads guilty in July 2002 to one count of supplying services to the Taliban and a charge that he carried weapons while fighting on the Taliban’s front lines in Afghanistan against the Northern Alliance. Lindh was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Details
April 2002: "Operation White Terror," a case that spanned three continents, demonstrates the interrelationship of national security and criminal investigations and the use of drug money to fuel terror. Details
December 2001: Terrorist Richard Reid hides explosives in his black hiking boots, hoping to blow up an American Airlines flight over the Atlantic Ocean. The FBI Laboratory examined the homemade shoe bombs and made a precise reconstruction of the bomb to test it. Reid pleaded guilty in 2003 and was sentenced to life in prison. Details
September 2001: Letters laced with anthrax appear in the U.S. mail. Five Americans were killed and 17 were sickened in what became the worst biological attacks in U.S. history. The ensuing investigation by the FBI and its partners—code-named “Amerithrax”—was one of the largest and most complex in the history of law enforcement. Details
September 2001: The investigation of the 9/11 attacks—code-named “PENTTBOM”—begins. At the peak of the case, more than half our agents worked to identify the hijackers and their sponsors and, with other agencies, to head off any possible future attacks. The attack and crash sites also represented the largest crime scenes in FBI history. Details
Busy planning his next home purchase.
US Sanctions Members Of The Haqqani & Jemaah Islamiya (JI) Terrorist Networks
Designation of Haqqani Network Commander Sangeen ZadranBill Roggio has more background info on Zadran
Office of the Spokesperson
August 16, 2011
The Secretary of State has designated Haqqani Network (HQN) Commander Sangeen Zadran under Executive Order 13224, which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism. As a result of the designation, all property subject to U.S. jurisdiction in which Sangeen has any interest is blocked and U.S. persons are prohibited from engaging in any transactions with him. Sangeen was also listed by the United Nations (UN) 1988 Sanctions Committee. These actions will help stem the flow of financial and other assistance to this dangerous individual.
Sangeen Zadran is the Shadow Governor for Paktika Province, Afghanistan and a commander of the Haqqani Network, a Taliban-affiliated group of militants that operates from North Waziristan Agency in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. The Haqqani Network has been at the forefront of insurgent activity in Afghanistan, responsible for many high-profile attacks.
As for JI:
Treasury Sanctions Three Senior Members of the Jemaah Islamiya Terrorist NetworkUmar Patek was involved in the 2002 Bali bombings as well as other terror attacks. Abdul Bas'asyir is said to be part of al Qaeda's media arm. YouTube, are you listening?
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury today announced the designation of Umar Patek, Abdul Rahim Ba’asyir and Muhammad Jibril Abdul Rahman, three senior members of Jemaah Islamiya (JI), the Southeast Asia-based designated terrorist network with links to al-Qa’ida.
“These three men have demonstrated their commitment to violence,” said Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David S. Cohen. “Today’s actions are intended to disrupt their ability to access the international financial system to support their deadly agendas.”
Today’s designations were taken pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which targets for sanctions terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism. As a result of today’s action, U.S. persons are prohibited from engaging in transactions with these individuals, and assets they may hold under U.S. jurisdiction are frozen.
Abdul Rahim Ba’asyir, who may be in his early 30s, was allegedly part of al-Qaeda’s media outfit in Afghanistan and may have helped record the last wills and testaments of the 9/11 hijackers
As of early 2004, Abdul Rahim was reportedly al-Qaeda’s only contact in Southeast Asia, the department said.[More...]
Gov Rick Perry suggests predator drones for border patrol
Practice makes perfect[Emphasis mine]:
.....I mean, we know that there are Predator drones being flown for practice every day because we're seeing them, we're preparing these young people to fly missions in these war zones that we have. But some of those, they have all the equipment, they're obviously unarmed, they've got the downward-looking radar, they've got the ability to do night work and through clouds. Why not be flying those missions and using (that) real-time information to help our law-enforcement? Becuase [sp] if we will commit to that, I will suggest to you that we will be able to drive the drug cartels away from our border."Certainly a better idea than Obama/Holder I know nothing about botched Operation Fast & Furious gunrunning program.
Headlines such as During practice, Predator drone such and such nabs high profile drug lord would be a heck of a lot better than " Border Agent Brian Terry killed by gun from botched Operation Fast and Furious gunrunner program".
Tea Party "Terrorist" Comment Denied
Both President Obama and Vice President Biden have denied ever referring to the Tea Party as "terrorists" or behaving like "terrorists" as widely reported.
Biden swears he never used the "t" word:
Biden himself denied it in an interview with CBS News, telling anchor Scott Pelley, "I did not use the terrorism word."
And President Obama supported Biden's denial:
In an interview later with Fox News, Rhodes claimed that the President insisted that Biden had not made the original comment.
Remember, it's not a lie if you believe it.
Below the fold - a video in which Obama refuses to answer a Town Hall question about the issue.
Ministry of Irony: PLO Claims Crimes Against Humanity
Against Syria? For indiscriminate rocket fire? On non-military targets?
An assault by Syrian security forces on a Palestinian refugee camp in the coastal city of Latakia amounts to a crime against humanity, a senior official in the Palestine Liberation Organisation said.
"The shelling is taking place using gunships and tanks on houses built from tin, on people who have no place to run to or even a shelter to hide in," Yasser Abed Rabbo, the PLO secretary general, told Reuters. "This is a crime against humanity."
You don't say. Short memory, Ramallah Bob.
Poor Starving Gazans Have No Food To Eat In Their BMWs
Smugglers said they earned a generous profit on cars purchased in Libya. One said he might buy a Libyan car for the equivalent of $22,000 and sell it in Gaza for about $30,000. Another said he bought a black BMW x6 sports car for $80,000 and planned to sell it for $100,000, after a few desert joy rides for himself.
"Go Home, Yankee Hipster!"
"Hope" artist Shepard Fairey received a not-so-welcome critique (and beating) for a Danish mural depicting peace. The hipster dufus got lucky in 2008 by designing the iconic presidential "Hope" campaign poster.
But apparently, and unfortunately for Fairey, Danes are not as brain-dead as America's Obamanites. The real irony is that his hand was bitten by the very leftists he fed in America:
Last weekend, Fairey – creator of the famous "Hope" poster that came to encapsulate Obama's 2008 presidential campaign – was beaten up after the opening of his exhibition at a Copenhagen gallery.
Earlier this month he was involved with a controversial mural that has enraged leftwing anarchists throughout the city.
"I have a black eye and a bruised rib," Fairey told the Guardian.
According to reports, 41-year-old Fairey and his colleague Romeo Trinidad were punched and kicked by at least two men outside the Kodboderne 18 nightclub in the early hours of last Saturday morning. Fairey claims the men called him "Obama illuminati" and ordered him to "go back to America" [...]
Fairey's installation, painted on a building adjacent to the vacant site, depicted a dove in flight above the word "peace" and the figure "69". But the mural appeared to reopen old wounds, with critics accusing Fairey of peddling government-funded propaganda.
[Updated with 13times' link on Shepard Fairey]
When HAMAS-linked CAIR asked West to surrender his fight against stealth jihad by cutting ties with some purveyors of uncomfortable and politically incorrect truth, Congressman LTC Allen West replied:
God, I love this man. Why couldn't HE have been our first black President?
Hat Tip: Jihad watch. Image of letter below the fold.
King to Investigate Homegrown Terrorist Leaders Role in 9/11
10 years after the fact, we're just now investigating whether New Mexico born Anwar al-Awlaki's role in 9/11 was something more than incidental contact with several of the hijackers?
“This congressional investigation will seek to determine:Good questions all.
"1. To what extent Anwar al-Awlaki wittingly or unwittingly facilitated the plot of the 9/11 hijackers; and
"2. to what extent al-Awlaki was an al Qaeda operative, offering support to acts of terrorism prior to 9/11.” ...
“Given the greater collection of intelligence and integration of pertinent data since the attacks of 9/11, I believe that al-Awlaki may have played greater roles in the terrorist attacks of 9/11, as well as other terrorist plots, than those of which we have been previously aware," King writes. "Accordingly, I request the full assistance of the Department of Justice in carrying out this inquiry.”
But don't worry, Glenn Greenwald assures us that prior to 9/11 Awlaki was a moderate with a heart of gold. It was America's Islamophobic wars that drove Awlaki into al Qaeda's camp.
For morons like Greenwald, all bad things in the world can be traced to America.
New York Times Reporters Riot Over Newspaper Desecration
According to El Cid, this video shows a group of Muslims in Malaysia publicly burning The Star newspaper which published a pork recipe during Ramadan.
The Prime Minister of Malaysia publicly condemned the desecration saying it "was not helpful" in the fight against extremism, would put Malaysian troops in jeopardy, and might lead to acts of terrorism by the editorial board of the New York Times .
Another Abu Musab Zarqawi Tribute Video on YouTube
Google's own translation software translates the name of this video: Hair said Sheikh Abu Musab al-Mujahid in his colleague by the mercy of God.
Except for the hair part, it's pretty clear that this video supports terrorism.
The video has had over 100,000 hits. The majority from Saudi Arabia and North Africa.
Please flag as: Violent or Repulsive Content: Supports Terrorism
Google's real motto should be: Do Evil.
Airborne All the Way!
Today is National Airborne Day. Oddly, the last President to issue a proclamation on this day was George W. Bush.
But what am I complaining for? I'm sure Obama is creating bajillions of jobs on this bus tour.
A Des Moines man who allegedly tried to lure a young girl into an alley, wound up with stitches and a black eye after the girl's mother took matters into her own hands, according to authorities.
August 15, 2011
Pakistan Honor Killing: Woman Gunned Down By Family Members Over Rumors Of “Illicit Relations”…
O'Keefe's Undercover Sting: Maine Medicaid Fraud "Ted Ceanneidigh" Investigation
Maine Medicaid official advises Ted Ceanneidigh (Pronounced Ted Kennedy), "If you don't have proof of income, then you have no income" despite the fact Ted says he works with "cash and precious metals." and says the Metal is "less traceable." The Medicaid official also encourages the man posing as Ted Ceanneidigh, "Don't say anything [about your corvette]."Governor Lapage's reaction:
Good job Project Veritas!
Oh Noes!! Mubarak Infected Egyptians With Zionist Cancer!
No, this isn't Hamas TV. This is from a Egyptian kiddie program.
Via Elder of Ziyon:
Aussie Fake Bomb Collar Suspect Arrested ... in US!
Wow, I didn't see this one coming. Apparently someone watches way too much TV:
The FBI has made an arrest in connection with the case involving a teen who was trapped inside her Sydney, Australia home with a fake collar bomb on Aug. 3, CBS News has learned.Kentucky is a long way to go to flee from Australian justice. But not far enough.
The arrest happened earlier Monday in the Louisville, Kentucky area. Australian officials are filing extradition papers.
UPDATE by SH: 50-year-old Paul "Doug" Peters is the name of the suspect.
RIP: Another of the Greatest Generation Gone
He died in a nursing home Sunday, in southern Illinois' Nashville.
"Doc" Brown was nearly 40 in 1942 when he endured the Bataan Death March, a harrowing 65-mile trek in which 78,000 prisoners of war were forced to walk from Bataan province near Manila to a Japanese POW camp. As many as 11,000 died along the way. Many were denied food, water and medical care, and those who stumbled or fell during the scorching journey through Philippine jungles were stabbed, shot or beheaded.May he Rest in Peace.
Islamist Child Abuse: Taliban Training Children Terrorists (yet again)
Ah yes, the brave mujahideen. Lions of Islam, one and all.
I'd act indignant, but let's face it: after hundreds of similar videos -- including one Taliban kid beheading an apostate -- I really don't have it in me any more.
More at Long War Journal. Thanks to Psycophant.
5 NC Jihadis Pleaded Not Guilty To 2009 Terrorism Charges"
They are charged in planning to attack the Marine base in Quantico, Va., and targets overseas.
RALEIGH, N.C. — Five Raleigh men accused in a 2009 terrorism plot have pleaded not guilty to the charges.A jury trial will start next month.
Dylan(aka Mohammed) Boyd, Mohammad Omar Aly Hassan, Ziyad Yaghi, Hysen Sherifi and Anes Subasic face multiple felony charges related to allegations they conspired to attack the Marine base in Quantico, Va., and targets overseas. They pleaded not guilty Monday in federal court in Raleigh.
In February of this year the ringleader, Daniel Patrick Boyd (aka Saifullah), plead guilty:
for providing material support to terrorists and conspiring to support terrorism by training and traveling overseas to participate in "violent jihad".Zacharia Boyd plead guilty earlier on a single count of providing material support to terrorists.
Two sons, Zacharia and Dylan (aka Mohammed), certainly took after dear ol' jihadi dad, Daniel Boyd (aka Saifullah).
Rusty originally posted about this case here.
Ron Paul is Crazy!1!
Is this headline intended to get hits, generate comments from Paulbots for the Jawas to play with, or pass along truth while providing traffic to a good site? All of the above, Bitches. All of the above.
Messaging: Death to Zionist-Crusader Infidels
Reality: al Qaeda Kills 60+ Muslims
A string of coordinated bomb blasts across Iraq blamed on al-Qaeda killed at least 66 people on Monday in the country's bloodiest day of the year so far.~iPhone + dee-lic-ious donner kebab = happy Rusty
More than 230 were wounded in bloodshed which underlined the fragility of security less than five months before American troops are scheduled to complete their withdrawal.
Old al Qaeda: DEATH TO AMERICA!
New al Qaeda: Death to America!
Man, al Qaeda has got to work on it's messaging. Yawn:
CAIRO – Al Qaeda's new leader called on his followers to continue to fight the United States despite the killing of Usama bin Laden, calling America a "criminal country" that has corrupted the world.PS: Death to America!
Southern Sudan - From Murderer's Stomping Ground To Productive Member of Society
Well what do you know. Give people reprieve from oppression and they can contribute to solutions instead of problems.
South Sudan has offered to send African Union troops to Somalia to back the weak interim government.
South Sudan, which became independent on 9 July, made the offer on the day it joined the African Union (AU).
The AU has 9,000 troops in Somalia, but it says it needs up to 20,000 soldiers to repel the Islamist group, al-Shabab.
Salon (TL;DR version): America Sux!
While discussing Iraq's financial outlays that the Iraqis agreed to, we get this little tidbit.
Iraq today is a shattered society still picking up the pieces after decades of war and crippling sanctions. Prior to its conflict with the United States, the Iraqi healthcare and education systems were the envy of the Middle East, and despite the brutalities and crimes of the Ba’ath regime there still managed to exist a thriving middle class of ordinary Iraqis, something conspicuously absent from today’s "free Iraq." In light of the continued suffering of Iraqi civilians, the agreement by the al-Maliki government to pay enormous sums of money to the people who destroyed the country is unconscionable and further discredits the absurd claim that the invasion was fought to "liberate" the Iraqi people.
See, Saddam wasn't so bad. You could buy apples and get prostate exams. Really good prostate exams. Stupid America!
August 14, 2011
Cathay Pacific Cockpit Sex Case - Updated
Cathay Pacific Airlines has completed its investigation and identified the participants. Chief Executive Officer John Slosar said the pilot and flight attendant involved have been fired.
"I find any behavior that recklessly soils the reputation of our company or our team members as totally unacceptable," Slosar said.Given the biologically messy nature of sex in general and expected spillage, it's likely the company's reputation wasn't the only thing soiled. Heh.
Cathay Pacific Investigates Cockpit Sex
[Previous 8/7/11 post bumped]
(Hong Kong) Cathay Pacific Airline has launched a full investigation into leaked photos allegedly showing a flight attendant giving a knobber to a pilot aboard an aircraft.
The photos appeared in local Chinese-language media. The woman looks like she's wearing a Cathay Pacific flight attendant uniform as she administers oral sex to a man who reportedly is a pilot. (Full story)
Leaked photo in extended entry -- possibly NSFW.
Girl sings Intifada song about the "Martyr who loved death," TV host prefers song about life
What's in a name?
Craigslist ad: "RIDE NEEDED TO LAS VEGAS RIGHT NOW AQAP"
As quickly as possible can be mistaken for al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula
I bet he/she has had a lot of hits with that abbreviation.
ASAP (as soon as possible) should have been used, but heh...lots of hits!
Report: Jordan renovating palace in Jerusalem
JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Jordan is renovating King Hussein's unfinished palace in Jerusalem, Hebrew-language media reported Sunday[...]Israel, the balls in your court. Are you going to foul out?
The late Jordanian King Hussein commissioned the palace in the 1960s, when the West Bank was under Jordanian control.
The monarch abandoned work on the palace when Israel occupied the West Bank including East Jerusalem in 1967.
Israel Matzav has reported on this "land grab" and has more on this
August 13, 2011
Muslim Brotherhood's Jordan Website Hacked
AMMAN, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- A group of hackers defaced the website of Jordan's Muslim Brotherhood on Saturday, accusing the Islamic movement of seeking to cause instability in the country.Gee, that's too bad their website was hacked. The site is now back to their abnormal selves..
"You are using the current events and developments to harm the stability of Jordan," read a message posted by Jordanian Cyber Army on the website of the movement Saturday.
In its message on the website, the Jordanian Cyber Army said the Islamic movement cannot affect Jordan's stability and freedom, calling it to stop "all acts similar to those exercised by thugs."
UPDATE: Ooops, "ikhwanjo.com" domain has expired. Gee, that's to bad too! heh...
UK Awesomeness: Courts Release al Qaeda Suspect with Ties to Osama bin Laden
But don't worry, he's no danger. He wrote a letter saying he no longer supports terror:
A SUSPECTED al-Qaeda chief detained in Britain has been freed on bail after penning a hand-written statement to show he has had a "change of heart" on terrorism.Nice, he's living with a "pal". What, they don't have conjugal visits in England?
The man, said by MI5 to have had links to Osama Bin Laden and a senior role in an Afghan terror training camp, has been let out to live with a pal.
MI5 believe he had direct links to recently shot former al-Qaeda chief Bin Laden AND terrorists plotting to bomb Strasbourg Cathedral in France and Los Angeles Airport.Great, now that you're out of jail "U", what are you going to do next?
I'm going to Disneyland!
Mr Justice Mitting, the judge in his case, said "U" had produced a written statement in which he "signalled a change of heart"...A change of heart. Yeah, that'll happen after a few years in jail. Just ask any one in there.
"What he says in his statement is that he wished to have the chance to show 'how I and my world views have changed. I have seen the chaos and suffering caused by war and violence and want to see another way'."
Sure you can look at it as an apology letter. But another way to look at it is an admission of guilt.
This guy has been awaiting deportation for years and years to Algeria where he is under indictment for terrorism. But the British courts wont deport him for fear that he'll be tortured by the government there.
Instead, he'll walk the streets of London. That'll show the world how civilized Europe is!
Non-Existent Homegrown Terrorist to be Arraigned Monday
His name is Mahamud Said Omar. He's been living in Minneapolis for years. He fled to the Netherlands after helping fund and recruit for the Somali arm of al Qaeda. He was just extradited. On Monday he'll be arraigned on terrorism charges.
I'm told by CAIR that pointing this out is Islmophobic. I'm banning myself and Rep. King.
Troll Under the Bridge
(Spring Hill, Tennessee) A 56-year-old local man, Daniel Torroll, was detained after police this week witnessed him performing sex acts on a child-like doll later discovered to have holes bored into it.
When police arrived, Torroll was naked.
Officers were called to Allendale Elementary School on Prescott Way in Spring Hill amid reports of a white male with a duffle bag under a bridge on school property. The bridge provides access to the school from the main road.[…]Torroll stated that he suffers from attention deficit disorder which makes him unable to resist certain sexual impulses.
The officer reported the man was naked and in a location where he could be seen by people driving up to the school.
Who knew a toy doll could provoke uncontrollable sexual urges? It must be an acquired preference.
In any event, Torroll was issued a citation for misdemeanor public indecency. (More….)
Better News: AQAP Seeks Chem Weapons Attack Against US
For more than a year, according to classified intelligence reports, Al Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen has been making efforts to acquire large quantities of castor beans, which are required to produce ricin, a white, powdery toxin that is so deadly that just a speck can kill if it is inhaled or reaches the bloodstream.The good news: ricin isn't all that easy to produce and even harder to deliver. It's one thing to make the stuff in Yemen, it's another thing altogether to get it to the US and deliver it successfully.
Intelligence officials say they have collected evidence that Qaeda operatives are trying to move castor beans and processing agents to a hideaway in Shabwa Province, in one of Yemen’s rugged tribal areas controlled by insurgents. The officials say the evidence points to efforts to secretly concoct batches of the poison, pack them around small explosives, and then try to explode them in contained spaces, like a shopping mall, an airport or a subway station.
But on the small chance that they get this right, be vigilant.
Good News: 5 al Qaeda Linked Terrorists Escape from Lebanese Jail
Marvelous. Absolutely freaking marvelous:
"Five inmates have escaped from Ward D in the Roumieh prison," northeast of Beirut, the official said on condition of anonymity. "We believe at least three of them belong to Fatah al-Islam."
Lebanon's Internal Security Forces said a sixth inmate attempting to flee had been caught inside prison grounds and was under interrogation.
Two Syrians, a Lebanese, a Kuwaiti and two Mauritanians had sawed through a fence inside the prison, used sheets to rappel from their ward and then mingled with visitors in civilian clothing, it said in a statement.
Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics: Ramadan 2011 Edition
The ROP has an interesting box score they are keeping.
I have several problems with this, first and foremost is not distinguishing between violence in the name of Islam and violence in the name of Islamism. Given that the language of Islamists is the language of doing everything in the name of Islam, I get that this isn't always easy to do. But I think if we are to be accurate then we need to make that distinction any way.
And I'm pretty sure their methodology isn't scientific. That is to say, since they scan the headlines and news stories for acts of Islamist terrorism then it would be pretty easy to miss acts of violence done in the name of other religions or political ideologies.
The reason I bring this up is because even though I disagree with their terminology and their methodology isn't perfect, the statistics they are trying to get at would be interesting. What they are trying to get at is a good start.
To what extent does Islamism, as a political ideology, lead to violence? And to what extent does this extremist ideology lead to more/less violence than other political ideologies?
Since the questions above are easily answerable, the results empirically verifiable, and the results relevant to several current crises then I'm left to wonder why no academic (that I'm aware of) has ever done the study?
I think I could do the study with minimal funding and with a minimal time commitment.
I can't speak for other academics, but I can tell you the reason I won't do such a study: Fear.
Fear of being labelled an Islamophobe -- even though the vast majority of the victims of Islamist terror are Muslims. Fear of jeopardizing my career -- even though the academy pretends to protect academic freedom. And even fear for my family's safety.
And I think that just about sums up the expected results of such a study and why no one in academia will do it. Not even me.
UPDATE: I chose the title because I thought it was catchy, I didn't mean to suggest that the guys over at TROP were "lying". So, sorry if that was misleading.
The whole point of this was to suggest that it was a good start but that I'd like to see an actual rigorous study done. A study I could easily do myself, but which I'm too big of a coward to do.
American kidnapped in Pakistan
UPDATE: Warren Weinstein
UPDATE: The early reports were based on local media, which had the victim's name wrong. His name is Warren Weinstein:
The U.S. Embassy has identified the American as Warren Weinstein, a man in his 60s serving as the director in Pakistan of a U.S.-based development consulting company, J.E. Austin Associates.Best case scenario: local thugs after some cash.
Police said they learned that Weinstein had finished his work in Pakistan and intended to leave the country by Monday. He had just returned to Lahore after traveling to the capital, Islamabad.
Weinstein's profile on the social networking site LinkedIn says he has lived in Lahore since 2004, leading development projects for the consulting company in cooperation with the U.S. aid agency and the Pakistani government.
J.E. Austin Associates says Weinstein has worked in international development for 25 years. He holds a doctorate degree in international law and economics, as well as a master's degree in international relations, according to the company's website, and he speaks six languages.
I don't think I have to describe the worst case scenario. With a name like Weinstein, you can pretty much see the writing on the wall if this is a group of Islamists.
He and his family are in our prayers. Original post below.
ISLAMABAD, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- A 63-year-old U.S. national named Justin Warner was kidnapped by a group of 10 unidentified men from his residence in the Model Town area of Lahore, a major city in eastern Pakistan, early Saturday morning, local media quoted police sources as sayingUpdates when we get them..
Former Cannibal Seeking a Wife
Some days the jokes just write themselves
Sumanto, who was sentenced to five years in prison in 2003 after stealing a woman's corpse and eating it in a bid to obtain supernatural powers, told Tempointeraktif.com this week he has been "yearning for a wife," the Jakarta Globe reported Friday[...]Xariif?
"The important thing is, my wife has to be a woman and she has to be religious,"[Muslim...ed] Sumanto said.
August 12, 2011
Jihad Alert: Be On The Lookout For American Traitor Ibrahim Nasir Mirzay (aka "Iqbal")
Click image to enlarge. Ibrahim left the US for Afghanistan this month to purse jihad against the US.
He is 21 yrs old, speaks English, Pashtu, Dari and Urdu and may apply for a job as an interpreter:
Third Zionist Hore has has more info
Tribal Update: Elhanan is investigated and a story about a raven
Hezbollah General: Syria, Iraq, Iran And Hezbollah Will Wipe Out Israel
These idiots really want to obliterate themselves, don't they?
Out: al Qaeda
In: Any Name Other than al Qaeda
Remember how Osama bin Laden was thinking of changing the name "al Qaeda" to something new and sexy? Well, it looks like al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula may be following that sentiment.
Changing brand names or creating subsidiary organizations for the hardcore Salaafi jihadists is nothing new. You'll recall that an Arab splinter group from the Kurdish Ansar al Islam began calling itself first Tawhid wal Jihad and then al Qaeda in Iraq only to drop the al Qaeda brand in favor of The Mujahideen Shura Council and then The Islamic State of Iraq. The two last groups being wholly owned subsidiaries of al Qaeda, complete with sock-puppet "local" leaders with obvious names like "al-Baghdadi".
Such brand name changes may, as Aaron notes, reflect the falling stock of the al Qaeda franchise. But in this case, as in Iraq, it is probably more of an indication that the group wishes to portray itself as an indigenous movement rather than directed by "foreign" forces.
In the end, though, it doesn't really matter what you call yourself. Something like looking and acting like a duck comes to mind here.
Jihadis See Riots as Golden Opportunity
But postings on jihadist websites have urged Muslim militants to incite the rioters to further action via social media, possibly leading to Arab-style protests in Britain, SITE claimed.H/T: Internet Haganah
Another post to the Shumukh Al-Islam website advised jihadists to “infiltrate the British Facebook and Twitter” pages with catchy slogans such as “We are all Mark Duggan," SITE said.
On another jihadist website, Ansar Al-Mujahedeen, users provided links to the Facebook pages of top British football clubs such as Manchester United and Arsenal, urging militants to post key slogans there, according to SITE.
U.S. Appeals Court Rules Against Obama's Health Care Law
UPDATE: Clinton Appointee!
Good news! Too bad it wasn't a total smackdown of Obamacare. FOX
A federal appeals court ruled Friday that a provision in President Obama's health care law requiring citizens to buy health insurance is unconstitutional, but didn't strike down the rest of the law.Supreme Court, the ball is in your court.
The decision is a major setback for the White House, which had appealed a ruling by a federal district judge who struck down the entire law in January. But given that other judges have upheld the law, this case is clearly headed to the Supreme Court, which will have the final say.
On Friday, the divided three-judge panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals sided with 26 states that filed a lawsuit to block Obama's signature domestic initiative.The panel said that Congress exceeded its constitutional authority by requiring Americans to buy insurance or face penalties.[More..]
UPDATE: One of the two judges that struck it down is a Clinton appointee.
If You Ever Wondered Where Pakistan's Loyality Lies
JihadTuber SalafiMujahideen, in a strange way, shows where. You need to get beyond CIA, Mossad propaganda etc and watch the whole thing. Dunno whether to laugh or go WTF?
UPDATE: This dude is just plain nutzo
SEC Playing by Chicago Rules?
It's just like S & P to bring a knife to the SEC's gun fight.
Iran To The Rescue
PressTV: if you so desire
Commander of Iran's Basij Force says it is ready to deploy peacekeeper forces in London as the unrest in the British capital drags on despite tightened security measures.
That's comedy gold, folks.
7 Muslims Killed by Violent Islamists in Pakistan
Just a reminder that this is not a war of Christians/Zionists vs. Muslims. This is a war of violent Islamists vs. every one else. And, for the most part, their victims are other Muslims:
At least seven persons including four police personnel and a child were killed and more than 20 others injured in twin acts of terrorism including a suicide blast at police check post and a planted bomb blast near police van here in Peshawar on Thursday.PS to Xariff: Cry Islamophobia all you want, but the people you should really be afraid of aren't outsiders.
According to police two female suicide bombers blew themselves up at police check post in Lahori Gate area during search. Resultantly both female suicide bombers were killed and two persons present nearby the scene of the blast sustained wounds.
Smackdown this Video Tribute to Abu Musab al Zarqawi
Dear YouTube and Google,
Yeah, I know it's in Arabic. I know that makes your head hurt. But using your own translation software the title reads, "Call from Abu Musab al-Zarqawi to the right of the nation's scientists".
You're telling me that you can't come up with a piece of code that automatically looks for certain key words associated with terrorism support?
The Guy Who Will Be Laughing Loudest When You're Finally Sued for a Billion Dollars by the Family of a Victim of a Terrorist Attack
PS: Since Google's YouTube won't take this video down on their own its up to you and me. Please flag as: Violent or Repulsive Content: Supports Terrorism
Drunk Pees On Sleeping Child (Updated & Bumped: Drunk Member Of U.S. Olympic Ski Team!)
Update: The drunken a$$maggot is a member of the U.S. Olympic Team. How shameful it would be to allow this man (and I use that term loosely) to represent America.
The drunken JetBlue passenger who treated a sleeping 11-year-old girl like his personal potty is a member of the US Ski Team who refused to apologize yesterday for the high-altitude humiliation.
This is why I support a 5-minute immunity clause in life. When something like this happens, the victim or nearest male relative (in this case, the father) should be given five minutes - with complete immunity from prosecution - to just beat the living hell out of the perpetrator.
Chaos erupted on JetBlue's red-eye flight from Portland, Ore., to JFK yesterday when a drunk allegedly urinated on a sleeping 11-year-old girl.
The youngster was traveling with her sister and dad, and had been left alone for a few minutes while the others used the lavatories.
The real reason Howie hasn't been around much lately.
Sandcrawler PSA: Don't Email Howie
Some of you might have noticed that Howie, yeah that's me, hasn't been posting much.
Of course experience tells me that a dramatic resignation or attempt to leave would be futile. Yes Howie is a blog addict, and also I like to speak of myself in the third person both because I'm a bit nutty and it annoys the hell out of Shackleford. And that's my main purpose in life, to annoy folks ;)
I've become so frustrated with Google that you might also notice I've dumped most all of their services. My apologies to all those folks arguing on my old A10 Run Against Taliban Hideout vid. You people are all nutzo! ;)
Anyway I'm trying to direct more energy inward rather than outward for a while. So I'll probably go back to a say Sunday afternoon essay and maybe some stuff on Wednesday or maybe nothing I dunno. At least for a while, I have some other stuff going on. I'm "around" just less visible. Right hayya3alajihaad2?
I've got several things lined up that I'd like to post but the regular daily writing I'm going to attempt, and let me emphasize the word attempt, to cut back on considerably for say like a year or 10.
We've removed me from the contact list, so for most daily regular stuff you should probably email Rusty or Stable Hand. But its not a lot of trouble to do a few emails in the morning so if you do email me. It will get where it needs to go.
This gives me a chance to kind of reinvent how to go about this blogging business and to add a higher priority to a few other things. Also I'm hoping it encourages those slackers Vinnie and Rusty to spend less time loving on each other and more time writing. Seriously guys, we know you're fascinated with each other but dammit there's blogging to do.
Anybody Watch The Debate Last Night?
Newt did well. I forgot that Pawlenty was even up there.
I'd like to see Thad McCotter in one of these debates.
August 11, 2011
LOL: Awlaki the "Face of Moderate Islam"
Low IQ -- it's part of the job description at Salon!
Shocking: US Supporting anti-Terrorist Forces in Somalia!
More Shocking: These Forces Work for CORPORATIONS!!
Reading this New York Times piece on the use of civilian contractors to train the ragtag Somali army is like reading a Leftist parody of itself.
There are two "shocking" revelations in the story.
First, that the US is "secretly" funding African peacekeepers fighting the al Qaeda linked al Shabaab militias which are battling the weak UN backed government for control of Somalia. Ummm, that the US would fight terrorists through proxies is, er, a "surprise" to who exactly?
Second. that those proxies are employing private contractors -- "mercenaries" -- to train troops from Somalia, Burundi, and Uganda. These "mercenaries" work for "corporations".
Corporations are bad.
As if the alternative is better: hey, let's invade Somalia with regular US troops. Sure, we'd be sending our boys to their deaths. But at least it would be in the open. And there would be no corporations.
Thanks to the corporate tools.
Report: SEALs were sent to stop fleeing Taliban
“As this mission unfolded, we saw some significant success occurring on the objective itself, but there were elements that were escaping,” [U.S. Marine Corps Gen. John R.] Gen. Allen said....Three things: 1) Early reports, no matter what their origin, almost always get things wrong; 2) "Local eye witnesses", especially in Afghanistan, almost always get details wrong and, even when they get the details right, do always misinterpret them (it was a Taliban ambush!); 3) Even the Taliban get lucky sometimes.
“And in the course of their attempt to depart the objective, we committed a force to contain that element from getting out. And of course, in the process of that, the aircraft was struck by an RPG and crashed.”
Instead being pinned down, as NATO officials first said, the Ranger unit was winning the fight and wanted more troops to stop the enemy retreat.
Thanks to Drudge.
Random Vacation Thought: Thank You Alex Jones!
I didn't know Alex Jones had a radio program.
Man, is that guy funny or what?
Only, I'm not quite sure he's in on the joke. That he is the joke.
Wanted: Sign-Language Interpreter at Nudist Camp
(Upstate New York) A deaf Rochester resident, Tom Willard, 53, has filed a complaint with the Justice Department claiming that a sign-language interpreter has not been provided for him at a nudist camp.
In the complaint, Willard contends that Empire Haven Nudist Park has violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.
On a personal note but unrelated, years back I lived down south and met a very uninhibited, fifty-something nudist couple. I recall having conversations with them but I don't recall anything they said.
Maybe an interpreter would have helped.
Felonious Munk Presents: Stop It B! OBAMA PAY YOUR &*%$#% BILLS
NSFW, children etc: Language warning..
Well done, lulz.
ATTN YouTube User hayya3alajihaad2
Abu Darth al-Odieus: Message to hayya3alaljihaad2, yeah its was me.
Sneaky little cuss ain't I?:
Thanks Jawas! Taliban hostage Army PFC Bowe Bergdahl's family is grateful, you can be sure of that.
Please keep flagging this other user at his channel[Google cache-channel private] He put his video to private so there is more than one way to OWN a jihadi!
Video: The White House Cleanses Israel from Its Website
Update on this post. I had just one image, these are all of the official White House Photos that have been scrubbed/fixed. They edited out "Jerusalem, Israel". Now shows just Jerusalem:
Google's YouTube Again Supports Hostage Videos From The Taliban (Update: OWND!)
Yesterday Jawas OWND a jihad tube user who had hostage videos from the Taliban.
youtube.com/user/hayya3alaljihaad2 also has some. Beside the hostage videos he/she/it has a total of 321 terrorist videos.
U.S. Army PFC Bowe Bergdahl was captured by the Taliban in Paktika Province, Afghanistan on 30 June, 2009. He was moved into the Tribal Region of Pakistan soon after. In this May 6th, 2011 video his father addresses the Pakistani Military and the people of Pakistan.His family will, again, thank you!
UPDATE above OWND but please continue to flag the user below At His Channel. He set the video below to private.
Please flag as:
Violent or Repulsive Content >> Supports Terrorism
Let's own these users Jawas!
Updated by Abu Darth al-Odieus: Message to hayya3alaljihaad2, yeah its was me.
Sneaky little cuss ain't I?
Detective: "Your Daughter Is Close to Dying." Mother: "That's What She Needs."
'Until he [Noor’s father] is located, we are not mentioning where she is at,' replied [Detective] Laing, who told the mother that witnesses in the parking lot identified her husband as the driver.
'This woman, she is lying, because she is dirty,' Seham says, referring to Khalaf, who survived being hit by Al-Maleki’s jeep.
'You are a sick person,' Laing snapped.
I was a bit confused by the detective's response. Yes, the mother's insult of the witness was very inappropriate, but I didn't see how it would provoke such a response from an investigator.
However, FoxNews, via Jihad Watch, has shed some new light on the conversation. A portion of the dialogue had been edited. Below is the rest of the dialogue that invoked the response from the detective. (again, emphasis mine):
"Who said my husband..maybe it's not my husband..this woman, she's a liar because she's dirty," she said.
Detective Bill Laing then asked her, "..if it's not your husband, then where is he?"
Sayim replied, "I don't know."
Laing said, "Your daughter is about close to dying...she's in critical condition."
Sayim said, "Oh..okay..tell her thank ou [sic] Amal..thank you, that's what she needs."
"You are a sick individual," said Laing.
Yes, indeed. Very sick.
August 10, 2011
White House, in Escalation of Jerusalem Controversy, Scrubs Its Web Site of References to the City Being in Israel
If not Israel, what nation?
The White House, in an escalation of a closely-watched case the Supreme Court is preparing to hear on whether Congress or the President gets to decide American policy in respect of passports of American citizens born in Jerusalem, has quietly altered its website to remove the references to Jerusalem being in “Israel.”"Quietly" removes. Screenshots are a bitch, eh Obi One?
The references to Jersualem had appeared in the cutlines of photographs on the White House Web site illustrating an account of the vice president’s trip to Jerusalem last year. The references to ‘Jerusalem, Israel’ were first disclosed in The New York Sun’s dispatch last week on Zivotofsky v. Clinton. The case asks the high court to rule on the constitutionality of the 2002 law that gives American citizens born in Jerusalem the right to have “Israel” entered on their passports as their place of birth.
The Sun’s report was titled “Jerusalem Case at Supreme Court May Pit White House Web Site Against the President,” and noted that the pictures might be pivotal evidence contradicting the administration’s claim that the 2002 law impermissibly infringes the President’s power to “recognize foreign sovereigns.”[...]
Yesterday afternoon Daniel Halper of The Weekly Standard posted one of the pictures, noting the reference to “Jerusalem, Israel” and contrasting it with the State Department press release issued earlier in the day stating the current administration policy to prohibit U.S. citizens born in Jerusalem from having “Israel” designated in their passports. The Halper posting went up at at 3:22 p.m. Less than three hours later, at 5:36 p.m. Halper noted that, at some time after he posted the picture, the White House had “apparently gone through its website, cleansing any reference to Jerusalem as being in Israel, including the pictures of Biden there last year.”[More....]
Obama's "Osama The Movie" Opens? October 2012
House Homeland Security Chairman Peter King (R-N.Y.) on Wednesday demanded an investigation into a report that the White House is cooperating with a film on the mission to kill Osama bin Laden[...]If you are unaware of this development, let me catch you up:
“The Administration’s first duty in declassifying material is to provide full reporting to Congress and the American people, in an effort to build public trust through transparency of government,” King wrote. “In contrast, this alleged collaboration belies a desire of transparency in favor of a cinematographic view of history. More]
…The White House is counting on the Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal big-screen version of the killing of Bin Laden to counter Obama’s growing reputation as ineffectual. The Sony film by the Oscar-winning pair who made “The Hurt Locker” will no doubt reflect the president’s cool, gutsy decision against shaky odds. Just as Obamaland was hoping, the movie is scheduled to open on Oct. 12, 2012 — perfectly timed to give a home-stretch boost to a campaign that has grown tougher.CIC sinks to a new low..
The moviemakers are getting top-level access to the most classified mission in history from an administration that has tried to throw more people in jail for leaking classified information than the Bush administration
PA TV program "Best Mothers" honors suicide terrorist by visiting her mother
On occasion of the Ramadan, PA TV has launched a new program called The Best Mothers. Every day, the edited 10-minute program shows a different Palestinian mother in her home, talking about her children.
Last week, PA TV chose to visit the mother of Darin Abu Aisheh, a suicide bomber who blew herself up at a roadblock in 2002, wounding three Israelis.[More..]
This mother thinks her daughter became one of the black eye virgins and married a martyr. I always shake my head when I think about all the bs these people believe.
You gotta die to get laid!
In the meantime, PA official calls for "Friday Intifadas" during Ramadan
Rev. Al Sharpton endorses 'the In word'
ATTN YouTube User Ohubbustruggle1
Kiss your 123 videos goodbye youtube.com/user/0hubbustruggle1.
You are Jawas beotch, bitch!
London: Teaching Asst. Charged With Looting, Leaves Court & Runs Into Lamp Post (Update: Video Added)
Alexis Bailey, 31, who earns £1,000 a month as a learning mentor in Stockwell, was arrested in a hi-fi store in Croydon at midnight on Monday.He needs some sense knocked into him.
He admitted burglary with intent to steal before Highbury Corner magistrates and was bailed to appear at crown court for sentence. His humiliation was complete when he left court with a newspaper covering his face and walked into a lamp post[...]
Bailey, of Battersea, was caught by police at the back of Richer Sounds store in Southend Road during Monday's violence and looting.
The court heard he works as a learning mentor working with children at Stockwell Primary School and Children's Centre. The school's website carries a picture of him smiling at his desk where he works helping disadvantaged children.
UPDATE: I was waiting for the Mad Mullahs to chime in: Iran advises UK not to use violence against protesters
UPDATE II: Video of looter meets pole:
Google's YouTube Supports Hostage Videos From The Taliban (OWND!)
youtube.com/user/0hubbustruggle1 has plenty of videos to smackdown. You can start with this one (3of3):
Flag as: Violent or Repulsive Content >>>promotes terrorism<<<<
U.S. Army PFC Bowe Bergdahl was captured by the Taliban in Paktika Province, Afghanistan on 30 June, 2009. He was moved into the Tribal Region of Pakistan soon after. In this May 6th, 2011 video his father addresses the Pakistani Military and the people of Pakistan.We pray for his safe and unconditional release, YouTube isn't helping the situation at all by allowing terrorist propaganda videos..
Smack this terrorist supporting assmaggot down, please.
His family will thank you..
London's Thuggery, Murder, Neo-Marxist, Socialist, etc., etc. Mahem + USDayofRage
David Thompson's: The riots summarized, is a good read.
Twitter has played an important role in this both for and against the riots. I noticed something brewing here:
@USDayofRage The United States of America 1 citizen. 1 dollar. 1 vote. Official hashtag #USDOR #OCCUPYWALLSTREET, #Sept17 Lower Manhattan. Bring your tent. Then #occupyDC #Oct6 http://www.usdayofrage.org
Also, here we have a Che Guevara lover:
I don't think the above is a Tea Party event, just sayin...
UPDATE: I wondered why I thought Day of Rage sounded familiar, domestic terrorist Billy Ayers' Oct '69 Days of Rage It's the same bs, just another year:
The Days of Rage demonstrations were a series of direct actions taken over a course of three days in October 1969 in Chicago organized by the Weatherman faction of the Students for a Democratic Society. The group planned the October 8–11 event as a "National Action" built around John Jacobs' slogan, "bring the war home." The National Action grew out of a resolution drafted by Jacobs and introduced at the October 1968 SDS National Council meeting in Boulder, Colorado.Maggies Notebook jarred me memory and is a must read
The resolution, titled "The Elections Don't Mean Shit—Vote Where the Power Is—Our Power Is In The Street" and adopted by the council, was prompted by the success of the Democratic National Convention protests in August 1968 and reflected Jacobs' strong advocacy of direct action as a political strategy.
US Uncut/Facebook is part of this group. This is what they posted about the London riots:
"I don't call it a riot... I call it an insurrection of the masses of the people. That is the nature of the historical moment." Bet BBC only broadcast it once - live The revolution will be tweeted, liked, & shared. We the People Win. #epic www.usuncut.org @usuncut #usuncut US UncutThis is the video posted:
Just a friendly FYI of what's brewing in the twitter world.
File this under assmaggots..
Ghey Bert & Ernie: Incarcerated Ansar al Mujahideen/Revolution Muslim Members Approved!
Especially " abunancy"!
Online push for Bert & Ernie to get married on Sesame Street
"We are not asking that Sesame Street do anything crude or disrespectful," the petition reads. "It can be done in a tasteful way. Let us teach tolerance of those that are different."[...]h/t RC
Double Man Post: Boobies & Guns
This story gives me a rare opportunity to post pictures of Howie's two favorite things - guns & boobies (in no particular order and one below the fold).
Enjoy them, Howie. Guns, TSA and Playboy Playmates - the fantasies will write themselves.
Random Vacation Observation
Riverboat casinos, are they just sad or what?
Striking Verizon Union Thug Puts Daughter In Front Of Moving Vehicle
Hat Tip: Breitbart
(WARNING: Language NSFW)
Human Events writes:
In an iconic moment from the strike, a union picketer dragged his pre-teen daughter, equipped with a picket sign, in front of a moving truck, and made her stand there while he unleashed a profane tirade at the “scab” truck driver. Warning: extremely graphic language is included in this video clip.
For their part, the Communication Workers of America claims Verizon contractors are deliberately trying to run the strikers down.
...which is just one reason putting a child in front of the vehicle is even more disturbing. No matter how you feel about unions, there is no excuse for such reprehensible behavior. The Department of Child Services needs to get involved with this clear case of child endangerment.
This is really just one of many disgusting acts being committed. There have been at least a dozen instances of sabotage where Verizon land lines have been damaged or destroyed. Other acts include theft of Verizon equipment.
Keep in mind, this strike is taking place in Verizon's landline division, which is becoming obsolete to Verizon's wireless services. Verizon is attempting to renegotiate union contracts in an effort to keep the costs of this shrinking division down, which really affects all Verizon customers since, ultimately, we pay those expenses.
The recalls did yield two seats to the democrats but not enough to regain control.
Next week there are two more recalls for seats of democrats who
fled the state took their ball and went home in February to obstruct a vote on a controversial fiscally responsible Budget Repair Bill. Kim Simac has a great chance to knock of one of the democrats if you want to throw a couple dollars at bashing back the Big Union influx of cash into these races.
The message to the whining unions and those residents that are easily whipped into a foaming frenzy after a 30 second scolding from your union neighbor: Walker corrected your man's last 8 year budget mess without raising taxes. It was simple and responsible. That is why Walker was elected, Justice Prosser was elected, and the GOP was re-elected yesterday by the majority. The majority of Wisconsin residents don't knee-jerk react to 30 million dollars of outsider cash influence. The majority can not be bullied. The purpose of recalls are not intended to overturn the majority. Please sit down and wait your turn for the next Governor election cycle....that's how it's supposed to work.
August 09, 2011
RAF Trainer Is Muslim Convert
(Cranwell, Lincolnshire, England) A Royal Air Force training college dean, Dr. Joel Hayward, is a Muslim convert who has criticized NATO efforts in Libya, likened Winston Churchill to Mohammad, asserted that fewer Jews were killed by the Nazis than generally thought and said Holocaust gas chambers were British propaganda.
Needless to say, Hayward engenders concern and suspicion on the part of RAF colleagues. He has been dubbed the "Air Force Ayatollah."
One senior officer expressed concern that Dr Hayward was focusing more on ‘Islamist activities that are nothing to do with the RAF’.Maybe it's illogical and unwarranted but Dr. Hayward reminds me of the alleged Fort Hood shooter, Army Major Nidal Hasan.
He also accused him of giving Muslim cadets preferential treatment and making other students take a ‘softly, softly line when writing about Muslim terrorists/Islamist extremists’.
Another officer claimed cadets and lecturers ‘are in fear’ of expressing anything that might be construed as anti-Muslim sentiment. ‘Anyone who fails to follow the line that Islam is a peace-loving religion is hauled into his office for re-education,’ he said.
Christian Persecution by Islamists
This is an older video but relevant today. In Pakistan, a Mohammedan raped 2yr old Neeha because her father refused to convert to Islam
In Nigeria, 10 Christians were recently murdered by Boko Haram. The radical Islamist sect wants to "cleanse the area of Christians" and rule by Shariah law.
In New Delhi, Islamists attacked and stripped naked a female convert to Christianity
“The radicals believe that when any person from the Muslim community becomes Christian, they get Christian marks on their body,” Bashir said. “When the radicals could not find such marks, they started beating her up.”She is still alive, surprisingly.
In Egypt, Muslims attacked a Christian village, 1 murdered, homes looted and torched. Security services arrived four hours after the attack...
Xariif will undoubtedly deny by cut-n-paste
Cornhole Watch: Emerson "Goat Lee" Begolly Plead Guilty Today
PITTSBURGH (AP) - A Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty Tuesday to using the Internet to promote terror attacks against American military and civilian targets in posts he made on an Islamic extremist web forum he moderated. He also pleaded guilty to having a loaded pistol when he allegedly bit two FBI agents who tried to question him.Bubba is gonna love that white boy!
Emerson Begolly[ aka "Gaot Lee, Nasheed Expert", "Goat Lee", "Goatly", and last handle "Asadullah Alshisani, Chechen Terrorist Brother"..ed], 22, faces a mandatory minimum of five years in federal prison on the weapons charge and up to 10 years on the one count of solicitation to commit a crime of violence. A sentence has been agreed upon, but it remains under seal. Begolly is scheduled for sentencing Nov. 29.
Guardian report on London riots omits the race or ethnicity of rioters....
Yet, in a 1800 word Guardian report on the London riots, by Paul Lewis, titled, “Tottenham riots: a peaceful protest, then suddenly all hell broke loose, Aug. 8, which doesn’t mention the race, ethnicity, or religion of the rioters, somehow found it pertinent to note that some of those who gathered to jeer police were, allegedly, Hasidic Jews.The Jews were behind the police lines:
“The make-up of the rioters was racially mixed. Most were men or boys, some apparently as young as 10….But families and other local residents, including some from Tottenham’s Hasidic Jewish community, also gathered to watch and jeer at police.
Quite a few videos mentioning "Jews involved"..sheesh
This is a recent report from, yes I know RT, today:
UPDATE: This may answer your questions as to why the riots started.
Iran's PressTV: US Justice System is Arbitrary & Capricious
Or something like that. They interviewed The Peace and Justice Foundation's director Mauri Saalakhan regarding Lady alQaeda. He compared Amanda Knox and Casey Anthony trials to Aafia Siddiqui terrorism trial.
Press TV appears to no longer want the interview on their website or the url is changed, but a Google cache is available
Director of the Peace through Justice Foundation says justice is arbitrary and capricious in the United States justice system.Saalakhan's statement from The Peace and Justice Foundation's website below fold:
Speaking to Press TV's U.S. Desk on Monday, Mauri' Saalakhan came to this conclusion by comparing the cases of Aafia Siddiqui, a U.S. citizen of Pakistani origin charged by a U.S. court, with attempted murder of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, along with Amanda Knox and Casey Anthony.
Saalakhan says “all three of these cases reveal the role that race, class, gender, religion and politics can play in the pursuit of justice. And it's not a pretty picture.”
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A Tale of Three Accused Women:
And justice American style
Assalaamu Alaikum (Greetings of Peace):
This is coming to our readers from the state of Alabama. On Friday I spoke at Masjid Qasim Bilal El-Amin in Montgomery (AL); last night I spoke at the Islamic Center in Hoover (AL), part of Greater Birmingham; tonight (insha'Allah) I will have a few words at the Birmingham Islamic Society in Homewood (aka, The Homewood Masjid), also part of Metropolitan Birmingham.
Earlier this afternoon I did an interview by telephone with Press TV (an Iran-based network I believe), a comparative analysis of the criminal cases involving three young women, two Americans and one Pakistani. The cases of Amanda Knox, Casey Anthony, and Dr. Aafia Siddiqui reveal just how arbitrary and capricious "justice" can be in the U.S. legal system, and how conceptually flawed it can be in the collective mind of the American people (generally speaking).
These three cases also reveal, in very graphic detail, the role that race, class, gender, religion and politics often play in the pursuit of justice in the western hemisphere.
Amanda Knox was prosecuted and convicted in Italy (along with her Italian lover and an African immigrant) for the brutal murder of another young female foreign exchange student. Knox received a sentence of 26 years as a result. Now via the automatic appeals process in European law (a superior quality, in my view, to American law), and the recent decision by an appellate judge to allow an independent review of key forensic evidence that was used to convict her - because the evidence was reportedly contaminated by being mishandled by Italian investigators - Knox has a good chance of winning release in the near future.
(If I were a betting man, I would wage it all on my belief that Ms. Knox will be "legally" cleared and repatriated back to America sooner than later.)
Casey Anthony, a young woman from Florida, was charged in the death of her own child, Caylee Anthony. Despite the damning evidence against her, Anthony was recently found not guilty of the most serious charges in the murder indictment, and convicted only for giving false information to the law enforcement officers who investigated the case. Anthony has now been released to an undisclosed location, and reportedly stands to make a fortune when ever she decides to "tell her story."
Dr. Aafia Siddiqui is a Pakistani national, and committed Muslim woman, who came to the United States at the age of 18 for university study. She excelled academically at the University of Houston, MIT, and Brandeis University. She also distinguished herself as a young leader of the Muslim student organization(s) to which she belonged, and engaged in praiseworthy charitable work in the greater Boston area. Aafia would later become a person of suspicion (post 9/11), return home to Pakistan, and eventually become a target of a rendition operation (along with her three young children - ages six, four, and six months) in March of 2003.
After five years of secret detention and torture, Aafia would mysteriously re-emerge in a weakened and disheveled state in Afghanistan; she would be shot and seriously injured while awaiting re-interrogation; and soon after be brought back to the United States, in 2008, to eventually stand trial (two years later) for allegedly "attempting to murder U.S. personnel" (FBI and soldiers) in Afghanistan in July 2008.
While Amanda Knox and Casey Anthony (young, white, non-Muslim females) became "tabloid darlings," whose trials played out in the public sphere like Reality TV dramas, the trial of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui was shrouded under a cloak of near anonymity within the United States - despite the presence of a significant number of reporters in the courtroom each day of the trial.
Both Knox and Anthony misled investigators (aka, repeatedly lied) during their interrogations, while Aafia was forthright from start to finish.
Both Knox and Anthony initially tried to shift responsibility for the crime that they were accused of committing on to an innocent person, and both had strong circumstantial evidence against them. In Siddiqui's case both the material and circumstancial evidence were strongly in her favor; it was the government's star witnesses that perjured themselves on the witness stand during the trial (although they were never charged with perjury)!
Casey Anthony received an extreme presumption of innocence from a jury that saw a young white female who was facing the death penalty, if convicted. (I predict that the presumption of innocence principle will strongly kick in, post conviction, based on the alleged contamination of evidence, in the appeals process for Amanda Knox.) And while Ms. Anthony had a fair and impartial jurist to preside over her case, Judge Belvin Perry, Aafia Siddiqui had just the opposite. U.S. District Judge Richard Berman was openly biased against Dr. Siddiqui from start to finish.
Anthony's jury was sequestered in a hotel, cutoff from the outside world; while Dr. Siddiqui's should have been! The jury in Aafia's case left the courthouse each day, and were continually exposed to the highly prejudicial, government-fed local media reports that contaminated the court of public opinion; reports that were so unfair and poisonous that they made any prospect for an impartial deliberation process almost impossible.
Anthony's attorneys were given a lot of latitude in their defense of their client; while Siddiqui's attorneys were hamstrung (and in the opinion of some observers, allowed themselves to be hamstrung) to such an extent, that the missing fives years of her secret detention were made off limits during the trial!
While Casey Anthony is a free woman (relatively speaking); and Amanda Knox - who has benefited from a growing defense lobby, and American press coverage that has been primarily positive - may soon be a free woman; Dr. Aafia Siddiqui (who is not accused of harming anyone!) received a sentence of 86 years on September 23, 2010, and is now being confined at a notorious institution (known as Carswell) on a military base in Fort Worth, Texas.
The well known peace activist, Cindy Sheehan, made a provocative observation regarding the outcome of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui case, not long after her sentencing:
"Even if Dr. Siddiqui did shoot at the Americans, reflect on this. Say this case was being tried in Pakistan under similar circumstances for an American woman named Dr. Betty Brown who was captured and repeatedly tortured and raped by the ISI. Here in the states that woman would be a hero if she shot at her captors, not demonized and taken away from her life and her children. I believe Dr. Aafia Siddiqui is a political prisoner and now the political bogey-woman for two US regimes."I couldn't agree more...and so goes the tale of three accused women.
El-Hajj Mauri' Saalakhan
(c) 2011, All Rights Reserved
(permission is given to share this commentary with others, without any changes, and with the appropriate attribution)
I relish the fact Siddiqui is spending the rest of her life in prison, that's where she belongs and that's where she will stay.
Besides, to compare her to the other two women is raaacist and caucasianophobic!
BTW, this is what he commented regarding the terrible loss of our finest and bravest on Saturday:
A closing thoughtYou sir can GFYS
I do believe that this Chinook helicopter was shot down by Afghan anti-occupation forces. Some would argue that there is more than a bit of poetic justice in the composition of American casualties in this particular incident. One thing is clear, however, American troops are not fighting in the cause of "freedom" - as President Obama, General Allen, and others would have us believe. These troops are fighting in the un-heroic cause of capitalistic-driven occupation; and many INNOCENT lives (aka, "collateral damage") are needlessly being lost in the process!
Youth Graduate From Hamas "Summer (aka Terrorist Training) Camp"...
Hello Mudder Hello Fodder, I'm now ready to be a Modder:
1. In June-August 2011, as they do every year, the Hamas administration and military wing ran summer camps in the Gaza Strip. Registration for the summer camps was held mostly in mosques. The slogans for the Hamas summer camps this time were “Victory through youth” and “Camps of return” (Felesteen al-Yoom, June 12, 2011; Chinese News Agency, June 19, 2011). Tens of thousands of children and adolescents from elementary school age to high school age took part in the summer activities. As in previous years, in addition to social activities the camps also offered Quran lessons, indoctrination with Hamas’ political ideology, and paramilitary training.1"Peace will come when the Arabs will love their children more than they hate us"~Golda Meir
2. Hamas and other terrorist organizations operating in the Gaza Strip regard the summer camps as a means for inculcating their ideological values and nurturing the next generation of operatives and supporters. The core values are radical Islam, “the liberation of Palestine”, jihad and death for the sake of Allah, and other messages drawn from Hamas’ ideology and strategy in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (e.g., support for the “right of return”, demand to free all Palestinian (terrorist) prisoners, the “liberation” of Palestine from Israel, and indoctrination of hatred against Israel and the Jewish people). The summer camps are often visited by top Hamas officials who help spread the political messages among the youngsters.
3. This year as well UNRWA operated an alternative summer camp system that hosted 250,000 Gaza Strip children (far more than the Hamas summer camps). The UNRWA summer camps emphasize social activity and promotion of such universal values as peace and coexistence, without the political-religious indoctrination and paramilitary training prevalent in Hamas’ camps. Consequently, these summer camps were once again harassed by radical Islamic elements that consider them competitors for the hearts and minds of the younger generation; also, UNRWA’s summer camps are accused of “corrupting” Palestinian children and adolescents.[More...]
Dear Google's YouTube: Stop Supporting Terrorist Supporters
To cut to the chase, we know why:
Are you afraid of a fatwa? Sure as hell looks like it...
Vancouver Muslim woman imported African woman, kept her in slave like conditions
Spoils of war as sanctioned by Mohammed?
The Arab slave trade was most active in West Asia, North Africa and East Africa. By the end of the 19th century, such activity had reached a low ebb. In the early 20th century (post World War I) slavery was gradually outlawed and suppressed in Muslim lands, largely due to pressure exerted by Western nations such as Britain and France. *However, slavery claiming the sanction of Islam is documented presently in the African republics of Chad, Mauritania, Niger, Mali and Sudan.The victim came from unnamed area of *Africa, didn't realize the conditions she was forced to live under was not normal and against the law.
[Infidels Are Cool]WEST VANCOUVER — A West Vancouver woman has been charged with human trafficking in connection with a case in which a young woman was allegedly brought over from Africa and forced to work in demeaning and slave-like conditions in a lavish West Vancouver home.The victim is safe and living at an undisclosed location. Unfortunately, the Muslim slave owner, Mumtaz Ladha is on the lamb. Most likely she is out of the country and aided/abetted by her Muslim friends/family..
Mumtaz Ladha, 55, is wanted on a warrant for hiring the 21-year-old African woman, police said Monday afternoon.
Police said Ladha allegedly promised the victim a work visa and a job at a Vancouver-area hair salon, but instead forced her to work 18 hours a day, seven days a week, in her home.
“This was work well beyond what you would expect reasonable working conditions to be in Canada,” said Const. Michael McLaughlin, a federal spokesman for the RCMP’s E Division. “Things like hand-washing underwear of all the people in the house, hand-washing cars, hand-washing the cars of guests who came over.
“She wasn’t given enough food. In some cases, she was forced to eat whatever was left over from a meal — table scraps, in other words. She had no money, her identity documents weren’t with her, and it’s our information that she was often only allowed to sleep when the other people in the home were all sleeping.”
The young woman was brought over during the summer of 2008 and lived in a “state of fear” for about one year at Ladha’s home, McLaughlin said.
In June 2009, she learned the conditions she was living under were not acceptable and sought help at a women’s shelter
Match Making Based On Religion
FYI, 60.2% is considered average in this study. Higher than that is a better match, and lower means less compatibility in a relationship.
Red indicates mutual dislike and green, mutual like. For brevity, and because that’s where we have by far the most data, all the tables on this page display data for straight men and women only.
The numbers on the perimeter of the table are the weighted average match percentage, a measure of group likability, for each column or row. Here’s what we see:
Jews and Agnostics get along better with people. Jewish men, in particular, have an above average match percentage with every religious group. They even match Muslim women better than Muslim men do, which I find both a hilarious irony and a somewhat sad reflection on the fact that Muslim males don’t seem to be doing very well. The data also cast an interesting light on the Jewish people’s history as a persecuted people: the underlying facts indicate an intrinsic mainstream likability, yet Jews have not been, and in some places still aren’t, “liked.” We’ll investigate a similar dichotomy in the second half of this post when we look at matching by race.
Muslims of both sexes and Hindu men get along worse. Now is a good time to stress that just because a group has low match percentages, even across the board, that does not mean they are bad people. It just means that they’re harder to please. The converse is also true: the above chart is not evidence that Jews or Agnostics are better than the rest of us. Just better liked. In any event, please keep in mind that each individual has designed his own matching criteria, so the poor-matching groups aren’t failing some outsider’s imposed system. Why, for example, Hindu men would match worst with Hindu women is a mystery.
Catholics are more universally liked than Protestants. While neither Christian group has many extremes of like/dislike, Protestant Christians only truly match well with other Christians. Catholics have above average match percentages with Hindus, Jews, and even Agnostics. Looks like Vatican II is working, guys!
August 08, 2011
Arizona: Man accidentally shoots self in penis
When he tempted to secure his fiancee's pink handgun in his waistband
This man will never live that down.
LOL: Dicatator Calls NATO "al Qaeda"
With enemies like this, maybe we're doing something right?
"That’s why I say NATO is now a terrorist organisation as well. If it defies international law. It has lost its legitimacy; it has become terrorist and beware this they can do on any other African country than Libya. We must always be in a state of preparedness."~"President" Robert Mugabe
Gov Rick Perry Entering Presidential Race?
Rick Perry intends to use a speech in South Carolina Saturday to make clear that he’s running for president, POLITICO has learned.Hmmmm, this will be very interesting to say the least.
According to two sources familiar with the plan, the Texas governor will remove any doubt about his White House intentions during his appearance at a RedState conference in Charleston.
It’s uncertain whether Saturday will mark a formal declaration, but Perry’s decision to disclose his intentions the same day as the Ames straw poll..[More..]
Allah also updated with video by Students 4 Perry:
Bryan Preston: Maybe the Best Political Ad of the Season
Are My Ears Betraying Me?
Disgraceful for a CIC to compare our finest and bravest to the political squabbles in Washington.
Again, am I hearing things?
Sweeeet: Cyber-Counterterror Now a Reality
For years I've been hoping -- nay, praying -- to hear that it was more than a few online nitwits like myself messin' with the terrorists. And, from time to time, I've heard rumors, innuendo, and mostly unconfirmed reports that the CIA and DOD were doing just that.
But this seems to confirm it:
Or consider what American computer specialists are doing on the Internet, perhaps terrorist leaders’ greatest safe haven, where they recruit, raise money and plot future attacks on a global scale. American specialists have become especially proficient at forging the onscreen cyber-trademarks used by Al Qaeda to certify its Web statements, and are posting confusing and contradictory orders, some so virulent that young Muslims dabbling in jihadist philosophy, but on the fence about it, might be driven away.And all these years I've been doing this for free!
And in a classified tactic used multiple times across the Middle East, American military and intelligence officers have hacked the cellphones of terrorist leaders using computer code, to lure them into an ambush or spread the word that fellow cell members were embezzling money or plotting against their comrades. Distrust of secure communications disrupts and even deters action.
Note to CIA/DOD: I have a pretty decent job, but would jump ship post haste should the right opportunity arise. Call me.
Hat tip: HA Headlines
No Sh*t? US State Dept. Issues Travel Warning to .... Pakistan
I have the entire travel warning posted below, but what I really think is on all our minds is this question: What kind of idiot takes a vacation to Pakistan, anyway?
August 08, 2011
The State Department warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Pakistan. This Travel Warning replaces the Travel Warning for Pakistan dated February 2, 2011, to update information on security incidents and remind U.S. citizens of ongoing security concerns in Pakistan.
The presence of al-Qaida, Taliban elements, and indigenous militant sectarian groups poses a potential danger to U.S. citizens throughout Pakistan. Terrorists and their sympathizers regularly attack civilian, government, and foreign targets, particularly in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province. The Government of Pakistan has heightened security measures, particularly in the major cities. Threat reporting indicates terrorist groups continue to seek opportunities to attack locations where U.S. citizens and Westerners are known to congregate or visit, such as shopping areas, hotels, clubs and restaurants, places of worship, schools, or outdoor recreation events. Terrorists have disguised themselves as Pakistani security personnel to gain access to targeted areas. Some media reports have recently falsely identified U.S. diplomats – and to a lesser extent U.S. and other Western journalists and workers for non-governmental organizations (NGOs)– as being intelligence operatives or private security personnel.
Since January 2010, terrorists have executed coordinated attacks with multiple operatives using portable weaponry such as guns, grenades, rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs), and suicide vests or car bombs in Peshawar, Lahore, Karachi, and Rawalpindi. Recent attacks included armed assaults on heavily guarded sites such as the naval air base in Karachi, the U.S. Consulate in Peshawar, police offices in Lahore and Karachi, military installations in Lahore, religious shrines including the Data Darbar shrine in Lahore and the Baba Farid Ganj Shakar shrine in southern Punjab, religious processions in Lahore, a hospital in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, and a food distribution center in Bajaur Agency.
U.S. citizens have been victims of attacks in the last few years. On May 20, 2011, a U.S. consulate general vehicle in Peshawar was attacked, killing one person and injuring a dozen, including two U.S. employees of the mission. On April 5, 2010, terrorists carried out a complex attack on the U.S. Consulate General in Peshawar, with several Pakistani security and military personnel killed or wounded. On February 3, 2010, ten persons, including three U.S. military personnel, were killed and 70 injured in a suicide bombing at a new girls’ school in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The October 2009 attack on the World Food Program headquarters resulted in serious injury of a U.S. citizen. On November 12, 2008, a U.S. citizen contractor and his driver in Peshawar were shot and killed in their car. In September 2008, over 50 people, including three U.S. citizens, were killed and hundreds injured when a suicide bomber set off a truck filled with explosives outside a major international hotel in Islamabad. In August 2008, gunmen stopped and shot at the vehicle of a U.S. diplomat in Peshawar. In March 2008, a restaurant frequented by Westerners in Islamabad was bombed, killing a patron and seriously injuring several others, including four U.S. diplomats. On March 2, 2006, a U.S. diplomat, a Consulate General employee, and three others were killed and 52 people wounded when a suicide bomber detonated a car packed with explosives alongside the U.S. Consulate General in Karachi.
Visits by U.S. government personnel to Peshawar, Karachi and Lahore are limited, and movements by U.S. government personnel assigned to the Consulates General in those cities are severely restricted. U.S. officials in Islamabad are instructed to restrict the frequency and to minimize the duration of trips to public markets, restaurants, and other locations. Only a limited number of official visitors are placed in hotels, and for limited stays. Depending on ongoing security assessments, the U.S. Embassy places areas such as hotels, markets, and/or restaurants off limits to official personnel. U.S. citizens in Pakistan are strongly urged to avoid hotels that do not apply stringent security measures and to maintain good situational awareness, particularly when visiting locations frequented by Westerners.
Access to many areas of Pakistan, including the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) along the Afghan border and the area adjacent to the Line of Control (LOC) in the disputed territory of Kashmir, is restricted by local government authorities for non-Pakistanis. Travel to any restricted region requires official permission from the Government of Pakistan. Failure to obtain such permission in advance can result in arrest and detention by Pakistani authorities. Due to security concerns the U.S. government currently allows only essential travel within the FATA by U.S. officials. Travel to much of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province and Balochistan is also restricted.
The Governor of the Punjab province and the federal Minister for Minority Affairs were assassinated in Islamabad in January and March 2011, respectively. There have been targeted attacks on a provincial minister in Balochistan, university faculty in Swat, and an Iranian diplomat in Peshawar. Suicide bomb attacks have occurred at Islamabad University, schools, rallies, places of worship, and major marketplaces in Lahore and Peshawar.
Reports of religious intolerance rose in 2010-2011. Members of minority communities, including a U.S. citizen, were victims of targeted killings. Accusations of blasphemy—a crime that carries the death penalty in Pakistan—against Muslims as well as non-Muslims also increased. Foreign nationals including U.S. citizens on valid missionary visas have encountered increased scrutiny from local authorities since early 2011. Local authorities are generally less responsive and do not operate with the level of professionalism that U.S. citizens may be accustomed to in the United States.
U.S. citizens throughout Pakistan have been arrested, deported, harassed, and detained for overstaying their Pakistani visas or for traveling to Pakistan with the inappropriate visa classification. U.S. citizens who attempt to renew or extend their visas while in Pakistan have been left without legal status for an extended period of time and subjected to harassment or interrogation by local authorities. In 2011, the number of U.S. citizens arrested, detained, and prosecuted for visa overstay increased markedly across the country.
U.S. citizens throughout Pakistan have also been kidnapped for ransom or for personal reasons. Reported kidnappings include the June 2011 kidnapping of a U.S. citizen in Lahore; the 2010 kidnapping of a U.S. citizen child in Karachi, and the 2009 kidnapping of a U.S. citizen official of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees in Balochistan. The kidnapping of Pakistani citizens and other foreign nationals, usually for ransom, continues to increase dramatically nationwide.
Rallies, demonstrations, and processions occur regularly throughout Pakistan on very short notice. Demonstrations often have taken on an anti-U.S. or anti-Western character, and U.S. citizens are urged to avoid large gatherings.
The Embassy reiterates its advice to all U.S. citizens to take measures for their safety and security at all times. These measures include maintaining good situational awareness, avoiding crowds, and keeping a low profile. The Embassy reminds U.S. citizens that even peaceful demonstrations may become violent and advises U.S. citizens to avoid demonstrations. U.S. citizens should avoid setting patterns by varying times and routes for all required travel. U.S. citizens should ensure that their travel documents and visas are valid at all times. Official Americans are instructed to avoid use of public transportation and restrict their use of personal vehicles in response to security concerns.
Security threats may on short notice temporarily restrict the ability of U.S. missions, particularly in Peshawar, to provide routine consular services. All U.S. citizens are encouraged to apply for renewal of travel documents at least three months prior to expiration.
U.S. citizens who travel to or remain in Pakistan despite this Travel Warning are encouraged to enroll with the Embassy in Islamabad or the Consulates General in Karachi, Lahore, or Peshawar. This enrollment can be completed online through the Department of State's Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) available on the State Department website at https://travelregistration.state.gov. U.S. citizens without internet access should contact the nearest Embassy or Consulate General for information on registering in person. Enrollment enables citizens to obtain updated information on travel and security within Pakistan via the emergency alert system.
The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad is located at Diplomatic Enclave, Ramna 5, and can be reached by telephone at (92-51) 208-0000; Consular Section telephone (92-51) 208-2700; and fax (92-51) 282-2632. The Embassy website is available at http://islamabad.usembassy.gov/.
The U.S. Consulate General in Karachi is located at Plot 3-5 New TPX Area, Mai Kolachi Road. U.S. citizens requiring emergency assistance should call the Consular Section in Karachi at (92-21) 3527-5000. The U.S. Consulate General in Karachi website is available at http://karachi.usconsulate.gov/.
The U.S. Consulate General in Lahore is located on 50 Sharah-E-Abdul Hamid Bin Badees (Old Empress Road), near Shimla Hill Rotary, and can be reached by telephone at (92-42) 3603-4000 andfax: (92-42) 3603- 4212. The U.S. Consulate General in Lahore website is available at http://lahore.usconsulate.gov/.
The U.S. Consulate General in Peshawar is located at 11 Hospital Road, Cantonment, and can be reached by telephone at (92-91) 526-8800 and fax: (92-91) 528-4171. The U.S. Consulate General in Peshawar website is available at http://peshawar.usconsulate.gov/.
Up-to-date information on security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or, for callers outside the United States and Canada, on a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
For further information, U.S. citizens traveling abroad should consult the Department of State’s Country Specific Information for Pakistan. Stay up to date by bookmarking our Bureau of Consular Affairs website, which contains the current Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts as well as the Worldwide Caution. Follow us on Twitter and the Bureau of Consular Affairs page on Facebook as well.
Good News: Islamists Will "Use Force" to Institute Sharia in .... LONDON
We've been writing about the Islamists at Muslims Against the Crusades wanting to create sharia zones now for a few weeks, but this RT report is pretty good (for instance, it reports that the Sharia would require punishment for apostasy) and it notes that Abu Izzadeen and Anjem Choudary have organized gangs to not only verbally harass Muslims not living up to their version of Islamic standards, but also to use physical force to get rid of vices they deem un-Islamic.
H/T: El Cid
UPDATE by SH: Anjem Choudary tweeted this:
Hey, Anjem wants Taliban style Shariah law!
Meet the World's Hottest Goat
You can't make this stuff up.
H/T: George who, oddly, has a Google alert set for +hot +goat
Awesome: Your Tax $ Helping Terrorists
Give money to the Palis, and I think the result is kinda inevitable:
The Palestinian Authority is spending more than $5 million per month in salaries for 5,500 convicted and alleged terrorists imprisoned in Israel -- payments that defy congressional rules for U.S. funding to the PA, according to a new report from an Israeli research institute.Every nation, culture, and political movement has its terrorists (some more than others ....). The difference between us and them? We put our terrorists in jail, they give money to jailed terrorists.
Thanks to Dan.
NY Hot Dog Vendor Victimized By Islamophobes, Gays, Jews, Rich People, Health Department Employees, And Mooching Doormen
There's something likable about a guy who hates everyone equally...
A vendor who parked his buns on Central Park West a decade ago and hasn't moved since has become a 24-hour hot-dog hotel, disgusted neighbors say.
And if you dare criticize him, he'll roast you with racism.
"He's there 24/7, day and night. It's a pig sty," said neighbor Reinhart Nitzl of the fixture on the corner of West 86th Street. "I see that guy sleeping in there."
But the dog-slinging cart owner, Mohamed Abdalla, a native of Egypt, claims the clamor is just an anti-Muslim conspiracy.
Sounding like he knows a thing or two about bigotry, Abdalla, 60, ranted that his cart is opposed by "homosexuals," "Jewish people," ignorant bureaucrats, "rich people" and freebie-seeking doormen.
"The people at the Health Department are not educated, and it's a blessing to them that they get a job," Abdalla told The Post. "When the Jewish people complain, they say, F--k Mohamed. Who's stronger?" [...]
Abdalla also complained that "a homosexual" makes passes at his night worker.
"The gay guy, he come and he want to make love to the man . . . and he touch his penis . . . I told him get the f--k out of here . . . We're Arab. We don't go this way."
10 yr old's request to CNN: Bryan Nichols
Bryan NicholsCNN hasn't "vetted him yet", but I found this article on his dad and two other heroes who gave all on Saturday:
My father was one of the 30 US Soldiers killed in Afghanistan yesterday with the Seals rescue mission. My father was the pilot of the chinook. I have seen other pictures of victims from this deadly mission and wish you would include a picture of my father. He is the farthest to the left.
Braydon Nichols, 10 yrs old
Kansas City, MO
Via Kansas City Star
Friends remember three area soldiers killed in Afghan crashMay this child feel comfort in the love his father gave to him and know his father was a hero in all our eyes. I only wish I could give him a comforting hug, but I can't. May God comfort him in this time of sorrow.
Army Reserve Spc. Spencer Duncan was a 2008 Olathe South graduate who at 21 left his Kansas family, his best buddies and his girlfriend because he wanted to serve his country.
He wrote how much he loved his job as a door gunner on a Chinook helicopter. But he also told his friends that in the quiet amid the stark landscape of Afghanistan he missed the Kansas sunsets, lying in a truck bed listening to the radio and cuddling with his sweetie.
Army Spc. Alexander Bennett, 23, had earned a reputation for his pranks on Marines and soldiers, drawing eye rolls from older officers. After a 2009 deployment in Iraq, he moved from the Tacoma, Wash., area to Overland Park to be a flight mechanic in the Army Reserve’s Chinook unit at New Century AirCenter.
Piloting was Chief Warrant Officer 2 Bryan Nichols’ dream, something the 31-year-old Kansas City man wanted from the first day he saw a Chinook hoist itself gracefully into the sky.
He studied and became one of his unit’s best, a rising star in its stable of skilled pilots[More..]
RIP Braydon's father Chief Warrant Officer 2 Bryan Nichols, also Army Reserve Spc. Spencer Duncan and Army Spc. Alexander Bennett.
RIP to all who perished, your families are in our thoughts and prayers..
SNAFU: If Students Can't Pass, Lower The Bar
(AP) - State and local education officials have been begging the federal government for relief from student testing mandates in the federal No Child Left Behind law, but school starts soon and Congress still hasn't answered the call.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan says he will announce a new waiver system Monday to give schools a break.
The plan to offer waivers to all 50 states, as long as they meet other school reform requirements, comes at the request of President Barack Obama, Duncan said.
August 07, 2011
Sandcrawler PSA: How the Sell Off Helps the Budget
I'm not sure if I should file this under Ministry of Irony or Rants.....
When you look at what stocks had gained since the bottom of the last cycle, really some profit taking was due. Well profits for those who sold at the right time. The panic sellers will lose. Others like me just have to wait....even longer.
But regardless, the sale of stocks and 401k assets will lead to increased withholding and income to the government. People will buy, you know, stuff thus generating a bit of demand and sales taxes. Etc etc....
They will look for investments. Real property etc....
Every cloud you know.
Remember, one of the goals of Reaganomics, if you can call it that. Was not so much to reduce taxes at all costs, he raised many taxes. The goal was to limit government borrowing which at the time was sucking up all the capital. With interest rates so high, only government could borrow.
No the goal was to decrease debt and deficit. Spending was big part of that. Especially waste.
The end game being that once capital were freed up and the budget stabilized, then tax cuts, when affordable, could be implemented as they could be afforded.
Not that tax cuts by themselves were a magic bullet. They were a tool in a large toolkit.
Few are the number of Republicans that remember that the Bush tax cuts had a sundown date to lessen a perceived temporary surplus. When they were passed the numbers said that if they were not allowed to sundown then a deficit would occur.
These were the long term projections at the time. That entitlements would eventually cost more...
The problem being that any change becomes the new normal.
You have to be very careful on the revenue side though. One does not want income or capital gains taxes too high, especially not to be higher than competitive nations or high enough to remove the capitalist incentive to produce profit.
Balance spending and taxation that is adjusted slightly as you go with strong spending oversight frees capital, increases confidence and helps the economy.
I don't feel any one president or government can improve the economy. But they can suck the lifeblood from it when the business of the nation becomes government.
Remember Reagan believed that if the private sector had access to all that capital that the government was sucking up, they would do much better with it.
I don't think Cokie is saying she wants to live in a Euroweenie democracy either, but she is sure getting beaten over the head for stating a fact.
She's right the Constitution requires our elected representatives to DO THEIR F**CK**G JOB!
And that's a good thing, and when you think of it if you're in a party that can't find a compromise with a pragmatist like her. Well.... you're in trouble.
But the problem is still that NO ONE has dealt with the spending issues that were foreseen when the Bush tax cuts were passed.
And I liked the Bush tax cuts in principal, it was very democratic. Everyone got something and you didn't have to spend money on one of Slick Willie's pet projects to get it.
What I don't like is when 535 idiots can't even suck less than the less congress we had.
Attack On Jihadi Forum By The Zionist Bandwidth Beotch
Israel: Summer of Our Discontent
I'm surprised I haven't seen any Code Pink at the protests...
If you have been keeping up with the mass demonstrations in Israel and are scratching your head to figure out exactly what’s going on, you are not alone. Many Israelis, myself included, are similarly perplexed.Social Justice, a phrase we hear all the time, especially since Obama was elected.
I’ll give you an example. I had the following conversation with my grown kids. My son and daughter-in-law, both hardworking Israelis raising four small children, and burdened with house, car, and childcare payments, thought the whole thing was laughable.
“ Did you see who is leading the ‘baby carriage’ protest?” My daughter-in- law said. “Two mothers who have ONE KID each who live in Herzliya. Yeah, they want the government to give them more stylish baby buggies! And who is going to pay the taxes for it, me!”
The general gist of what I’m hearing from my kids is that: “They’re out there smoking and drinking in Tel Aviv, playing their guitars. When the summer is over they will all go back home.”
Apparently, along with many others, they seem to feel the protests are politically motivated, just another Leftist plot to overturn the will of the people who elected Benjamin Netanyahu.
And indeed, when a popular Sephardic singer who is identified with the poorer classes announced that the demonstrators where “A bunch of spoiled North Tel Avivians who are angry their grandparents didn’t leave them an apartment on (fashionable ) Rechov Bazel,[Continue reading]
Related: Caroline Glick - The Media Revolutionaries
Texas: Unidentified Whirly Object Lands In Laredo
El error de mi culo!
Kenny will translate for you
This Day in History: U.S. Embassies in East Africa Bombed
Thanks to Seal Team 6, the main mastermind behind the bombings is at the bottom of the Arabian Sea.
At 10:30 a.m. local time, a massive truck bomb explodes outside the U.S. embassy in Nairobi, Kenya. Minutes later, another truck bomb detonated outside the U.S. embassy in Dar es Salaam, the capital of neighboring Tanzania. The dual terrorist attacks killed 224 people, including 12 Americans, and wounded more than 4,500.Let us not forget...
The United States accused Saudi exile Osama bin Laden, a proponent of international terrorism against America, of masterminding the bombings. On August 20, President Bill Clinton ordered cruise missiles launched against bin Laden's terrorist training camps in Afghanistan and against a pharmaceutical plant in Sudan, where bin Laden allegedly made or distributed chemical weapons.
Blog Sabbath Caption Contest Dear
John Son-in-law of Bin Laden (Bumped: Fatwas Issued!)
If you haven't already, read this post about his possible demise.
Fatwas will be issued.
UPDATE: The "i will cut ur neck" fatwa issued against Gertie the Goat & Sacramentist for:
Dear Muhammad Abdallah Hasan Abu al Khayr.The "devil will do meetballs from your bodies fatwa issued against Dirka Dirka & redc1c4 for:
Dear Attorney General Holder, I would like to place an order of automatic weapons through Project Gunrunner. I understand that you have been quite helpful with the cartels in Mexico, and that the Sinaloa cartel has also made purchases through Hillary and the State Department. We need weapons and bullets, as well 'splodey things to strap to idiots, oops I mean martyrs. . .
Muhammad Abdallah Hasan Abu al KhayrThe "why u insult holly quoran" fatwa issued against al-Moharib & Snafubarman for:
SIR: With great pleasure, we write to inform you that you have been selected to be turned into meetballs as you did not seperate the kuffurs in your custody dirty hearts from their dirty heads.
Ayman al Zawahir
ah... that is the problem: Grandpa's meatball recipe calls for 2 grams of hot curry power, not 20.
"NAMBLA has come into posession of a multitude of photos of you making...pleasure...with your Bacha Bazi slaves, and would like to induct you into the NAMBLA HALL OF CAME."The "mojahedin will separate your dirty head from your dirty heart" fatwa issued against Storm Saxon's Gall Bladder & Watson for:
"Muhammad breaks into a sweat having been entrusted by his deceased pop-in-law with the latest, most fantastic and highly secret islamic invention. He can be seen holding it in his left hand in this photo. YES! A rare photo of the islamic iPad.
It says that I may already be a winner of a wonderful prize, that i have only to send my location to the prize patrol at email@example.com/targ_aquisitions. What can it hurt?
I am writing you this note so you can hear it from me first and not from some grass-chewing chatterbox. I am leaving you and moving in with your cousin Achmed. We have grown quite close since you left and he visits me every night, and twice during Ramadan, in the new pen he had made just for me. I love the way he plays with my tail and hooves and his "might mo" puts your "amazing allah" to shame.
Besides, did you think I wouldn't find out about that sheep in Saudi Arabia; your little wool whore!
Capra Aegagrus Hircus
August 06, 2011
Domestic Terror: Farouk Abdulmatallab (aka Crispy Crotch) Wants Trial Outside Of Michigan
Because he can't get a fair trial there due to publicity. I suggest it be moved to Texas, he certainly would get a fair trial there. In fact, they could help him achieve his martyrdom
Attorney Anthony Chambers, who is assisting Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab with his defense, asked a federal judge on Friday to move the trial out of the state because media coverage created an "inflamed community atmosphere" toward the defendant. The trial is set to begin Oct. 4[...]His attorney is also concerned whether Farouk was read his Miranda rights.
Larry Dubin, a law professor at the University of Detroit Mercy, said courts have been reluctant to move trials. He points out — as did Chambers in his motion — that his was a prominent national story that grabbed headlines world- and nationwide for days.
"Where would you move it where there hasn't been significant publicity about the case?" Dubin asked
But Abdulmutallab may have a better argument regarding the suppression of his hospital-bed interviews, Dubin said.Farouk tried to violate the airline passengers constitutional right to life. Besides, he ignored the no smoking sign when he lit up his penis.
Edmunds will have to decide whether agents, whom Chambers said did not read Abdulmutallab his so-called Miranda rights, violated his constitutional rights, he said.[Emphasis mine..ed]
CAIR Rep, Nihad Awad, Speaks On Hamas TV
The executive director of the Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) spoke on a Hamas-linked television channel, telling Arabic-speaking viewers that right-wing ideologues are fueling violence against Muslim Americans. It's not the first time that a CAIR official has hyped American Islamophobia to hostile foreign media sources.What "wave of violence against Muslims and left-wingers (Islamist's useful idiots)"?
According to a summary issued by the government's Foreign Broadcast Information Service, CAIR's Executive Director Nihad Awad appeared via telephone with the head of Jordan's Muslim Brotherhood group, the Islamic Action Front, and others for a July 23 broadcast of Hamas-linked Al-Quds TV
Discussing the terrorist attack in Norway and right-wing extremism, Awad said American hostility towards Muslims was bound to turn into violence. The Norway attack marked the beginning of a wave of violence against Muslims and left-wingers in the West, he said. Right-wing media in the West is living in a state of self-denial by claiming Muslims are dangerous and that their incitement isn't fanning violent hate.[More..]
CAIR was named "un-indicted co-conspirator" in the Hamas funding case involving the Holy Land Foundation. What better venue to spew anti-western bs than Hamas TV?
h/t Creeping Sharia
Meet al Qaeda in the Sinai Peninsula
There is no al Qaeda in Egypt. Repeat that three times before watching this video.
In a scene resembling an Islamist version of the post-apocalyptic film “Mad Max,” dozens of kaffiyeh-covered young men ride into the heart of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula on motorcycles and in the beds of pickup trucks into El-Arish. Although they may not be there to pillage and plunder, the al-Qaida flag waved by one militant heralds a dangerous new development.Hat tip: Belgian Terrorist Supporter
The video was posted on YouTube last week and followed by a statement Tuesday from a group claiming to be the newest branch of al-Qaida. The statement said that al-Qaida of the Sinai Peninsula promised to transform the dusty backwater of the Sinai into a new Islamic Emirate. It also called for Islam to be the only source of legislation in its new state, and demanded that Egypt’s military revoke agreements signed with Israel.
UPDATE: Video removed. If any one finds a copy of it, email me.
The Jawa Report In PJTV's This Weeks Blog News!
Thanks to Howie's post on man boy love of the Taliban and Gerald for finding said man boy love on 6 out of 7 Taliban webmasters computers. Gerald PWND the Taliban's attempt at malware...the Jawas pwnd the website earlier and someone else hacked the Taliban and announced Mullah Omar was dead.
Tough 2 weeks for the MBLTalibanAssociation...lulz
h/t Herr Wilson
Knock on Wood
Didn't they used to say this about al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula right before the Christmas Day underwear bombing plot went south? France: Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has no ability to strike Europe.
"We were going to grow to adulthood after all."
A must read post over at AoSHQ: Thank God for the Atomic Bomb.
Good News: Somali Terrrorist Group Better than IRS
I'd hate to imagine what an al-Shabaab "audit" looks like:
The once ragtag Somalia-based al Qaeda affiliate group known as Al-Shabaab has grown into an economic powerhouse, raising tens of millions of dollars in cash every year from a variety of schemes involving extortion, illegal taxation and other "fees," according to a United Nations report.But I'm sure all this money is going to feed the poor .....
The United States believes the group is closely coordinating with al Qaeda groups in Yemen and may be plotting attacks in the region and abroad.
The terrorist group now "generates between $70 million and $100 million per year, from duties and fees levied at airports and seaports, taxes on goods and services, taxes in kind on domestic produce, 'jihad contributions,' checkpoints and various forms of extortion justified in terms of religious obligation," according to the July 18 report from the U.N. Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea.
UPDATE: I just saw this in my inbox: Al-Shabaab abandons Mogadishu.
Which is good news, since it was the violent Islamist group that was the major obstacle to getting food into the capital.
Thanks to Rahm at the Terror Free Somalia Foundation.
US Chopper Shot Down
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A military helicopter crashed in eastern Afghanistan, killing 31 U.S. special operation troops and seven Afghan commandos, the country's president said Saturday. An American official said it was apparently shot down, in the deadliest single incident for American forces in the decade-long war.First, our thanks and prayers to all those who served us so well. Please pray for their families in this most difficult of times.
The Taliban claimed they downed the helicopter with rocket fire while it was taking part in a raid on a house where insurgents were gathered in the province of Wardak late Friday. It said wreckage of the craft was strewn at the scene.
NATO confirmed the overnight crash took place and that there "was enemy activity in the area." But it said it was still investigating the cause and conducting a recovery operation at the site. It did not release details or casualty figures.
Now I find myself wondering what target they were after, Zawahiri?
Second. The Taliban have never demonstrated this capability in the last 10 years of this conflict. Only very a few groups demonstrated this capability in Iraq and not very effectively.
Now the question is: who in the world would have an interest in supplying the Taliban with such good surface to air armaments?
If you think about it there is only one answer. Pakistani intelligence who were humiliated by the death of UBL have every motivation to prevent another similar operation.
UPDATE by SH: Members of Seal Team 6 reportedly killed in the crash. ISI taking revenge? and, why the hell were this Seal Team even named? Gawd, the fecking leaking mouths of this administration p*sses me off!
WASHINGTON -- The Associated Press has learned that more than 20 Navy SEALs from the unit that killed Osama bin Laden were among those lost in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan.Sigh...Our thoughts and prayers are with all families who lost their loved ones..
Update by Howie: Reports are pointing toward a lucky RPG shot? Possibly as it was leaving? That would be better than say a shoulder fired missile....
August 05, 2011
Egypt: Persecution Of Coptic Christians By Muslims
Islamists suck testes:
Egypt may no longer be in the mainstream headlines, but a new post-Mubarak country is taking shape, and so far, the results are unsettling. Correspondent Maura Axelrod reports that sectarian violence, in which Christians are being targeted, is worsening.
Related: Egypt: HDNet Reveals Plight of Christians, Women Post-Revolution[I might add the Muslim Sisterhood is fairing quite well..ed]
Yemenis protest AQAP **BUMPED**
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Hundreds of thousands in Taiz Yemen held a protest against Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) on Thursday evening after prayers. Protesters held signs denouncing AQAP that said, “Your racism will do nothing but make us stronger.”
Protesters denounced AQAP's media statements and their attempted takeover in Abyan, which displaced 90,000.
Protesters rejected the state’s use of the al Qaeda “bogeyman” to garner western support and affirmed that Taiz is known as a “city of science and always stands against terrorists and terrorism.”
Protests for regime change in Yemen began in January. Most Yemenis believe the Saleh regime colludes with AQAP. For more on Yemen and the Yemeni revolution, see my site. or my recent article, Yemen's Counter-Terror Chief Accused of Atrocities or my article at PJM Obama fumbles Yemen.
(Victoria, Australia) Inculcating young children with irrational biases assures endurance for flawed beliefs. Here's an example.
A DAD told his young daughter it was forbidden to play with non-Muslim children, a court has been told.The court decided to ignore the issue and merely ruled on the custody arrangement.
When he went to court seeking custody of the little girl, who was born in 2007, a federal magistrate said it was disturbing that he had tried to alienate the girl from the non-Muslim community in Australia.
The Federal Magistrates' Court, sitting in Victoria, heard that the girl had refused to play with another, fair-haired girl during a visit with a family counsellor.
The girl allegedly said "Baba says it is haram", explaining to her mother that she was not allowed to play with non-Muslim children.
Overwhelming demand has extended shipping dates into September. Available here.
Tribute to Israel's Warriors: What is Left for Me?
Smack This Terrorist Supporter Down
When your video is titled "Jihad Fields" ... you just might support terrorism.
Bonus: This one is from al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, has been up at YouTube since 2008, and has been viewed nearly 60,000 times.
It's Good to be the Tsar
I was in Russia for one election. As always, my timing was way off:
Three young women stripped down to bikinis on a chilly day in central Moscow in support of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and his anti-beer drive, in the latest racy campaigning ahead of 2012 elections.Now if we could just get Romney and Pawlenty to adopt this idea, I might just start looking forward to next year's campaign.
The female flash-mob, apparently organised by a Medvedev fan-group on Russia's top social networking site Vkontakte, may have been inspired by a rival campaign urging girls to strip in support of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
Thanks to Howie, always on the look out for: Russia +bikini +Putin
Failed Ft Hood Plot: Abdo's Defense Atty Wants Charges Dropped
Because no destructive devices were found in Abdo's motel room. Pathetic request by his attorney. All the makings of IED's were found including how-to instructions courtesy Sammy's AQAP Inspire rag issue #1
WACO, Texas (AP) — An AWOL soldier accused of planning to make bombs as part of a "massive attack" against Fort Hood soldiers could face more charges, a judge said Thursday.Hmmm, I wonder what "additional charges" that might be?
A federal judge in Waco heard testimony from FBI agents in the case of Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo before sending the case to a grand jury. The judge said Abdo could be indicted on additional charges but didn't elaborate.
U.S. attorneys already have charged Abdo with possession of an unregistered destructive device. Abdo, who is being held without bond, has yet to enter a plea. If convicted, he could face up to 10 years in prison.
The 21-year-old was arrested last week at a Killeen motel near Fort Hood, where investigators said they found a handgun and ingredients for an explosive device, including gunpowder, two pressure cookers, clocks and wire.
Abdo also bought a U.S. Army uniform from a local store and a "Smith" name patch but told the clerk he did not know his unit at Fort Hood — where he was not actually based, FBI special agent Michael Brogan testified Thursday. Abdo changed into the uniform in the back of the store before leaving in a taxi, Brogan said[...]
During the hearing, defense attorney Keith Dorsett told the judge that no destructive device was found in Abdo's motel room and that the charge should be dropped.[All emphasis mine..ed]
Jonn at This Ain't Hell has more including
Abdo apparently checked into the America's Best Value hotel in Killeen hotel using a Tennessee driver's license under the name "Asher J. Pluto."Asher J. Pluto?
Abdo was also laughing and joking with his attorney during his court appearance. Was Abdo telling his attorney about his cornhole sessions with Bubba?
Mr. Bean Wrecks Car (Exclusive Video!)
No, seriously. He really did.
Below the fold, hospital footage.
Good News: Announcing the Waziristan on the Mediterranean
Seif al-Islam claims that a joint statement between the regime and its new Islamist friends will soon be released. He said that the agreement was reached when the regime agreed to make Sharia the law of the land. The rebel city of Darna will become “like Mecca” and has already become “Waziristan on the Mediterranean.” After winning the war, he said that “Libya will look like Saudi Arabia, like Iran.” As for the secular rebels, “The liberals will escape or be killed…We will do it together.”One thing for sure. The army and Muslim brotherhood have cut the secularists out of the Egyptian revolution. Once cannot discount the possibility that the more radical elements of the Libyan resistance will discard their allies of convenience when they see and chance and attempt to impose yet another radical Islamist state.
...The Islamist identified by Seif al-Islam as the regime’s new ally, Ali Sallabi, says the regime is lying. He says he supports a civil constitution, and is committed to overthrowing Qaddafi. Indeed, the Islamists have invested their hopes in the rebel cause. The Muslim Brotherhood is active in rebel-controlled Libya now, and Sheikh Yousef al-Qaradawi has issued a fatwa permitting the killing of Qaddafi. Al-Qaeda is against Qaddafi, and members of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group are in the fight. There are also indications that Hezbollah is helping the rebels, but the terrorist group denies this claim.
Also Gadhaffi has no reason not to return to his radical roots and make allies with any Islamist groups he can. Effectively trading his survival for a radical Islamist state in Western Libya. Right on the doorstep of the rest of the civilized world.
Sandcrawler PSA: You Know You're Over the Target
The Renton City Prosecutor wants to send a cartoonist to jail for mocking the police department in a series of animated Internet videos.
The "South-Park"-style animations parody everything from officers having sex on duty to certain personnel getting promoted without necessary qualifications. While the city wants to criminalize the cartoons, First Amendment rights advocates say the move is an "extreme abuse of power."
Only KIRO Team 7 Investigative Reporter Chris Halsne holds a key document that really lays bare the city’s intent. The document was quietly filed in King County Superior Court last week. It’s a search warrant accusing an anonymous cartoon creator, going by the name of Mr. Fiddlesticks, of cyberstalking (RCW 9.61.260). The Renton Police Department and the local prosecutor got a judge to sign off as a way to uncover the name of whoever is behind the parodies. Halsne talked with three nationally respected legal experts who believe the use of the cyberstalking statute is likely stomping on the constitution.
Where People Speak With a Knife
Don't miss Chesler's review of the HBO documentary Love Crimes of Kabul, in which many women end up in a prison there. Oppressed by Sharia law and men who pardon themselves of every crime imaginable by blaming on the woman.
Forced, arranged marriage is a heartbreaking and soul-crushing Islamic reality. Yes, I know: tribal concepts of family honor and Arab desert customs take pride in the fact that they are able to break each individual’s will in the service of the larger good of the family, the clan, the most brutal patriarch, the historical past, and ultimately Allah himself.That some Religion of Women's rights you have there....
Nevertheless, marrying a ten-year-old to her thirty-year-old, illiterate first cousin or to a man old enough to be her grandfather and who already has two wives and grown sons is barbaric and inhuman. Forcing a girl or a boy to marry someone against their will and preventing them from marrying the person of their choice is a crime against the heart. Often, such arranged marriages (and almost all marriages are arranged) include normalized wife-and daughter-in-law beating. The few shelters and jails for battered women and for the intended victims of honor killings in the Muslim world are filled with such stories.
....These women say that in their family “people speak with knives.” Alia is clear that if she is ever released from prison, her family will “quietly drown” her.
Another woman took things into her own hands when she became tired of her husband's behaviuor.
Courtesy of Amnesty International and Frontline/PBS, everyone now knows about the “dancing boys” of Afghanistan and about the Taliban and Kandahari penchant for young boys, who are often orphans, always poor boys, who are taught to dress and dance like women and with whom the older, dominant man has both anal and oral sex. There is no question that sodomy is a “happening” thing in Afghanistan.What you mean he was Gay? Yup she's saying exactly that.
Back to the Badum Bagh prison: One woman on camera admits that she finally killed her husband. Naseema is 45 years old and has no regrets. “Men like my husband should all be murdered. He had sex with boys and other women and with a seven year old girl. I did the world some good. But it’s considered a crime. I have no pain or remorse. I’m glad.”
August 04, 2011
Fatwa against Lebanese dancer JOHANNA FAKHRI for having performed with Israeli Rock Band ORPHANED LAND
Brave young lady, I applaud her courage!
During his performance at the Hellfest Festival in France, on June 19th, Israeli rock group "Orphaned Land" got attention for having welcome the Lebanese belly dancer Johanna Fakhri on stage.ROPMA
During the show, Johanna Fakhri and Kobi Fahri (Oprhaned Land) held the flags of their home countries together and embraced. While some people have applauded them for what they refer to as an 'act of peace', others have come to threaten Fahkri's life.
For those who are not familiar with the history of the Middle East, Lebanon and Israel are technically at war and so, it is officially illegal in accordance to the Lebanese law that a Lebanese citizen has any public interaction with an Israeli citizen. Because of the media attention given to this performance, the Shia Muslim militant group, affiliated to Hezbollah, has claimed that Fakhri is not only a traitor but they also issued an order for her assassination.
Here are a couple douchebags comments on similar video BNI had. Comments sound familiar?
This woman is a prostitute, she takes drugs or she's a total fool ?? what shit of the shit she is... bcoz if you see a country as israel killing so many children, women, innocent men, is not the moment for riding realising hugs, that will be when israel stop killing inocent people. I'm not palestinian, nor lebanese, but this disgusts me. Solidarity first with who are suffering!They make as much sense as Xariif, which is zilch.
She's a belly dancer and given what she does here probably a whore too.
After all she has sunk as low as any Arab could here, dancing for her masters. Only the cretins who already believe anything the Zionist media spews out will not see this without contempt anyway. Such idiots are nothing, they will never do anything, for or against they just make noise. When justice arrives and it eventually will, they will just go back in their holes and forget they ever supported the demons.
Speaking of Xariff:
Update: Hobbyist Save Soldiers Lives
I am re-posting this with link above to Fuel My Brain if you care to donate.
Original post below fold:
Brotherly love in more ways than one..
Staff Sgt. Christopher Fessenden is on duty in Afghanistan now after tours with the Army in Iraq. He has traveled with standard-issue equipment -- weapons, helmet, uniform, boots and so forth -- plus a radio-controlled model truck his brother sent.I'm sure our finest and bravest will thank you.
The truck is not a toy to him. He says it just saved six soldiers' lives.
"We cannot thank you enough," said Sgt. Fessenden in an email from the front that his brother Ernie, a software engineer in Rochester, Minn., shared with ABC News.
The little truck was used by the troops to run ahead of them on patrols and look for roadside bombs. Fessenden has had it since 2007, when Ernie and Kevin Guy, the owner of the Everything Hobby shop in Rochester, rigged it with a wireless video camera and shipped it to him.
Last week, it paid off. Chris Fessenden said he had loaned the truck to a group of fellow soldiers, who used it to check the road ahead of them on a patrol. It got tangled in a trip wire connected to what Fessenden guesses could have been 500 lbs. of explosives. The bomb went off. The six soldiers controlling the truck from their Humvee were unhurt.
"Monday morning, Ernie comes running into my store and says, 'You're not gonna believe this,'" said Guy, recounting the story in a telephone interview[...]
They had already been trying to send Chris a new truck; the Stampede was wearing out. Kevin said he will donate one through a nonprofit group he helped organize, Fuel My Brain. They had tried to raise some money over the weekend at a county fair near Rochester, but had come away with all of six dollars. That was before they had a story to tell about the six soldiers.
"That's just unreal," said Kevin. "That's six mothers that six guys are going home to." [More]
FOX: Palestinian Authority Using U.S. Aid to Help Pay Millions in Salaries to Jailed Terror Suspects, Report Finds
Glad to see them catch up the story we posted on a week ago.
FOX does add some spice to it[Emphasis mine]
The Palestinian Authority is spending more than $5 million per month in salaries for 5,500 convicted and alleged terrorists imprisoned in Israel -- payments that defy congressional rules for U.S. funding to the PA, according to a new report from an Israeli research institute."Change the subject". The only one wanting to change the subject is Hussein Ibish.
Palestinian Media Watch released a report last week that found that all Palestinian and Israeli minority Arabs in Israeli prisons for terror acts have been legally receiving a monthly salary from the PA under a new law passed in April that simply “formalizes what has long been a PA practice[...]
Under a 2010 funding legislation that lays out the rules for supplying money to the West Bank and Gaza, the secretary of state “shall take all appropriate steps to ensure that such assistance is not provided to or through any individual, private or government entity, or educational institution that the secretary knows or has reason to believe advocates, plans, sponsors, engages in, or has engaged in, terrorist activity,” according to the report.
The State Department, which oversees foreign aid, did not return numerous messages seeking comment.
Hussein Ibish[jihadi apologist..ed] a senior fellow at the American Task Force on Palestine, dismissed the report as an “attempt to change the subject by raising a practice that is longstanding and not objected to by the Israeli government.”[...]
“I cannot support sending millions of American taxpayer dollars to such an organization; especially when they are currently paying salaries to over 5,500 terrorists sitting in Israeli prison,” Rep. Trent Franks said in a statement to FoxNews.com.
“No American funds to the West Bank were ever to be made available for the purpose of recognizing or otherwise honoring individuals who commit (or have committed) acts of terrorism,” he added. “This disgraceful waste of taxpayer dollars is an affront to freedom and an insult to Israel, the most precious ally America has in the world.”
Marcus told FoxNews.com that other members were also upset about the report and that some of them are working on legislation to address the issue.[More]
Here is Ibish debating David Ha'Ivri: "Palestinian State or Jewish Homeland? (7/20/2011) "
Yesterday: There is no Muslim Radicalization in America
Today: Hey, Let's Fight Muslim Radicalization in America
There were major objections by the Obama Administration over Rep. King's hearings on the radicalization of Muslims in America. Every Democrat on the committee used the hearings as an opportunity to condemn the whole notion of radicalization of Muslims in the US as inherently Islamophobic.
But yesterday the Obama Administration released its own strategy for countering -- homegrown radicalization.
So, if I'm understanding the logic here correctly: when Republicans try to counter homegrown radicalization, that's Islamobhobic. When Democratics do it, that's just national security. Or something.
The hypocrisy gets even thicker as the crux of King's hearings were that various Muslim communities needed to do more to counter radicalization because they are in the best position to stop it. And the crux of the Obama strategy? That Muslim communities need to do more to counter radicalization because they are in the best position to stop it.
One of these things is like the other. The only difference? When Republicans say it, they are bigots.
Because, you know, Republicans are bigots. That's a fact jack!
Oh Noes: Illuminati Planning False Flag Bio Attack!
The Penatavarite, fully in control:
The 'Obama Coup' was a complete success for the NWO Illuminati. Martial Law is now 'fait accompli' in America. The Rothschild faction of the NWO have now ordered a biological 'false flag' attack to ramp up their plans for Martial Law and the destruction of America.Alex Jones and Lyndon Larouche, it's like the all crazies have their own all star team!
In an interview with Alex Jones on Monday Lyndon Larouche stated that Obama was receiving orders from England to push the US into an economic collapse. Larouche also warned if the debt limit deal was passed, according to the provisions contained within that agreement, America would be under a state of Martial Law.
Thanks to Howie who's only real conspiracy theory involves Angelina Jolie, a midget, and a duck -- and yet somehow this merits him getting on some pretty whacky email lists.
Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Holding Swiss Couple - Will Release Them in Exchange For Lady al-Qaeda (aka Aafia Siddiqui)
Via jihadi forum
Pakistan Taliban militants on Friday[7/29] said they are holding a Swiss couple kidnapped a month ago while on holiday in the remote province of Baluchistan.No way in hell will the U.S. exchange Lady al-Qaeda for them...I hope not anyway. Not that I don't want them released unharmed, I do want that. A prisoner exchange with the Taliban is a crazy idea.
Wali-ur Rehman, deputy head of the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), did not provide proof that the group had the pair but said they were in good health and demanded they be exchanged for a Pakistani scientist jailed in the US.
Olivier David Och, 31, and Daniela Widmer, 28, were abducted on July 1 while driving in Baluchistan, a sparsely-populated southwestern province bordering Iran and Afghanistan that attracts few tourists due to separatist violence and Taliban activity.
Zionist bandwidth bitch images of TTP(total toilet paper head) commander Wali-ur Rehman below fold:
CNN: The "Feminine Face" of Egypts Muslim Brotherhood
Feminine is a misnomer, I am not at all surprised CNN used it.
Previously I posted this about them:
A special women's unit within the banned radical group Muslim Brotherhood is operating in Egypt and possibly other Arab nations, according to a counterterrorism report obtained by the Terrorism Committee of the National Association of Chiefs of Police.Now, the beotches are operating openly in Egypt.
The report states that the deputy chairman of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mahmoud Ezzat, was arrested with other members of the al-Qaeda-affiliated group and that investigators uncovered evidence of a group of women who serve as "mules" to deliver messages and act as messengers for the terrorist group.
Now comes the puff piece: CNN
Cairo, Egypt (CNN) -- When Iman Abdella steps out of a black-and-white Cairo taxi in Haggana, residents of the impoverished quarter rush to greet her with jubilant cries and trilling zaghareet.Further down the article, a lot further, the author starts to describe the radical part of the Muslim Brotherhood. Although, the author still appears to want to whitewash the "Sisterhood"
"Alf marhaba (welcome a thousand times)," cries Soad Bekheit, a shabbily dressed mother of four, opening her arms to embrace the familiar visitor. "It's as if the Prophet himself has visited us today."
For the families in this desolate ghetto, one of Cairo's poorest, a visit from this chubby woman in a traditional Islamic head scarf means they will not have to go to sleep on an empty stomach -- at least, not tonight.
Abdella is on one of her charity missions -- part of her work as a devoted member of the Muslim Sisterhood, the female division of the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt's oldest and largest opposition group.
It may, in the end, be the Sisterhood who provide the change of image the organization is looking for.Beware of wolves in burqas.
After rubbing shoulders with their male counterparts in the January revolution, women of the Sisterhood are venturing into political activism -- an area previously considered off-limits in the male-dominated political arena.
At the recent launch of the Muslim Brotherhood's newly formed Islamist Justice and Freedom Party, female members of the movement joined their male counterparts in celebration -- although they were seated at separate tables.
al-Gore Calls for Enviro Arab Spring
Well maybe it will work our just as well for him as it did for Abdel Fattah Younes?
I can see it now...al-Gore deposed by a gang of enraged code pinkers led by Cindy Sheehan upset that he used to be "with the government."
Nahhhh, never happen... Gore would not be caught outside his cushy Nashville suburb....
Hat Tip: Da Worldwide Zionist Khinspiracy.
American Traitor & Al Shabaab Leader, Omar Hammami, Abuses Little Kids
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The former al-Shabab foot soldiers assigned to a drab cement housing bloc are young — too young. One is only 9, yet they were enforcers of harsh edicts from Islamist militants who are preventing thousands of Somalis from escaping famine[...]Al Shabaab refuses to admit there is a famine, stopping families from leaving their area so they can get aid. Omar and other terrorists tell the fathers, if they leave, their wives and children will be killed.
The two dozen young men, mostly teens, said there were killers among them, though no one dared specify who. One bearded fighter in his 20s suggested that he had carried out beheadings.
What is striking about the former al-Shabab members is how young they are. The youngest at the center is Liban Mohammed, a shy boy of 9. Al-Shabab used him as a spy[...]
There are more than 160 former al-Shabab fighters in the government rehabilitation program. Many here say they hope to get an education, though some, knowing little but war during their young lives, profess that they want to join Somalia's military and fight back against al-Shabab.
Hassan said he had fought alongside Arab militants and fighters from Kenya, and that he had seen Omar Hammami, an American al-Shabab leader known as Abu Mansur al-Amriki. Hassan and many of the other teens said al-Shabab treats their youngest soldiers very poorly.
Drone urgently needed to zero in on Omar's head.
Image credit to Zip
Obama, "I’m not concerned about a double-dip recession."Yeah well you got one sir.
Update: Markets closed...
Dow JonesJust wonderful.
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Imperial Good News: In Afghanistan, Hobbyists' Toy Truck Saves 6 Soldiers' Lives
Brotherly love pays off in more ways than one.
Staff Sgt. Christopher Fessenden is on duty in Afghanistan now after tours with the Army in Iraq. He has traveled with standard-issue equipment -- weapons, helmet, uniform, boots and so forth -- plus a radio-controlled model truck his brother sent.I certainly hope at another fundraiser they come away with a lot more than six bucks. Better yet, contract with the military.
The truck is not a toy to him. He says it just saved six soldiers' lives.
"We cannot thank you enough," said Sgt. Fessenden in an email from the front that his brother Ernie, a software engineer in Rochester, Minn., shared with ABC News.
The little truck was used by the troops to run ahead of them on patrols and look for roadside bombs. Fessenden has had it since 2007, when Ernie and Kevin Guy, the owner of the Everything Hobby shop in Rochester, rigged it with a wireless video camera and shipped it to him.
Last week, it paid off. Chris Fessenden said he had loaned the truck to a group of fellow soldiers, who used it to check the road ahead of them on a patrol. It got tangled in a trip wire connected to what Fessenden guesses could have been 500 lbs. of explosives. The bomb went off. The six soldiers controlling the truck from their Humvee were unhurt.
"Monday morning, Ernie comes running into my store and says, 'You're not gonna believe this,'" said Guy, recounting the story in a telephone interview[...]
They had already been trying to send Chris a new truck; the Stampede was wearing out. Kevin said he will donate one through a nonprofit group he helped organize, Fuel My Brain. They had tried to raise some money over the weekend at a county fair near Rochester, but had come away with all of six dollars. That was before they had a story to tell about the six soldiers.
"That's just unreal," said Kevin. "That's six mothers that six guys are going home to." [More]
Malaysian PSA: How Non-Muslims Should Behave Themselves During Ramadan
The first part of this clip is a news report about the PSA announcements and then is followed with the actual commercials.
Careful... the commercial starting at 01:55 may not be safe for work...
(Hat Tip: JihadWatch)
Reader Love Mail: Shut You Down Edition
We love our trolls
gonna shut you down for hate speech and IslamophobiaThe same troll says stuff like this...
F*cking believers of shitstianity and evilduasm do populate this place. You're sob and bitches from hell. You have all been f*cked by your fathers, your priests and every infidel that came along. F*ck you all sob and dob bastards. You'rte all evil. I hope your houses fall on you haters.Personally I think he's "projecting" his bad experiences with his father on us.
He also disrespects our lady bloggers.
Stable hand, I told you you are a big whore. A whore who no remourse nor dignity. You are botch from hell whose father f**kef her all ger live and you cheat on your husband and/or your boyfriend. You got f**ked by so many men and here you're badmouthing Muslims and Islam.Yeah yeah yeah. We don't need to badmouth Islam you're doing quite well at that yourself troll.