January 31, 2012
The Only Birthday Present I Wanted Was You
If this doesn't make you misty eyed, you're either 1. A Commie 2. An Islamist 3. A ginger with no soul.
Good News: Iran May Plan More Attacks on US Soil
No word on whether or not those targets will be anti-Iranian activists, foreign diplomats, or just your run of the mill infidel shopping at Ikea. WaPo:
U.S. intelligence agencies believe that Iran is prepared to launch terrorist attacks inside the United States in response to perceived threats from America and its allies, the U.S. spy chief said Tuesday.So, there's that.
On a related note, there's also this:
If the pressure on al-Qaeda can be maintained, “there is a better-than-even chance that decentralization will lead to fragmentation,” Clapper said. The terrorist group “will seek to execute smaller, simpler plots to demonstrate relevance to the global jihad.”Lone wolves, it's where it's at!
Thanks to Ed.
Is Self Guiding Bullet the Girl on Girl Action of War Porn?
A self-guiding-freaking-bullet? I'm taking the rest of the afternoon off.
At first I thought this would be a modified .50 cal, but no, the press release says it's "small caliber" and check out the photo above -- .30 cal-ish?:
Sandia researchers Red Jones and Brian Kast and their colleagues have invented a dart-like, self-guided bullet for small-caliber, smooth-bore firearms that could hit laser-designated targets at distances of more than a mile (about 2,000 meters).Small caliber, smooth bore? Dude, a modified shotgun??
“We have a very promising technology to guide small projectiles that could be fully developed inexpensively and rapidly,” Jones said.
Ok, so they probably just didn't add rifling to a normal barrel. I guess you can get something like that without too much trouble.
So, who would buy this?
Potential customers for the bullet include the military, law enforcement, recreational shooters, and porn directors.Ok, I might have added that last part.
But still, think about the possibilities here. Since it's guided by lasers, and lasers continue on a straight line even at long distances, then any soldier with a good enough scope and a few of these bad boys becomes a sniper. And not just any old sniper: the kind of sniper who can hit things at distances of a mile or more.
You know how small that club is right now? Imagine if every sniper could hit a shot like that.
I know I am. Right now. Oh, baby.
No more adjusting the scope for distance. No more worrying about wind. Hell, no more worrying about curvature of the Earth.
Just aim. Point. Shoot. Kill.
Thanks to Space of AIDS.
Hurricane Katrina Hero Arrested For Beating Wife
You Can't Win Darth
A very good look at Gingrich vs Romney and the establishment vs the grass roots.
I guess it depends on what you think is good for the next four years. The corporate don't rock the boat model which is Romney. He's the Uncle Owen of politics and he's not about to follow Obi-Wan off on any Damn Fool Crusades but if those vaporators aren't up on the south ridge by noon why there'll be heck to pay.
Or you're of the opinion that only a rebel can fix things, that only a Damn Fool Crusade can shake things up enough to depose the established Bureaucrats and corruption and restore the Republic. Now that requires a Skywalker. Someone who acts on instinct and passion. Maybe despite all the best advice he can get. That would be a Gingrich.
Personally I'm all for the Damn Fool Crusade myself. After all Uncle Owen ends up crispy and Luke Skywalker ends up deposing the Emperor and ruling the galaxy.
A lesson he won't soon forget.
Babcock said Hesterberg had repeatedly asked the ranger why he was being detained. She didn't answer him, Babcock said.
"He just tried to walk away. She never gave him a reason," Babcock said.
The ranger shot Hesterberg in the back with her shock weapon as he walked off, Babcock said. [...]
Rancho Corral de Tierra has long been an off-leash walking spot for local dog owners. In December, the area became part of the national park system, which requires that all dogs be on a leash, Levitt said.
The ranger was trying to educate residents of the rule, Levitt said.
On an unrelated side note, the Obama Administration is opening new campaign offices to educate voters for the next Presidential election. You've been warned.
Good News: New York, LA, DC, San Fran all "Terrorist Hot Spots"
If you're a terrorist, don't even bother trying to get a reservation in New York. It's a "hot spot".
Wait, maybe I'm taking that phrase the wrong way?
A study of nearly 40 years of terrorist attacks on U.S. soil reveals that nearly a third took place in just five major urban "hot spots": New York, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.It's a Huffpo link, so if you want a good chuckle go check out the comments where the discussion deviates to the "real terrorists". You know, like banks.
In Pakistan it's TREASON to Rat Out Osama bin Laden
Okay, I get the logic here: even if you're spying for a friendly government, it's still spying.
We've prosecuted more than a few people for espionage working for friendly governments. That the government you are spying for has a good relationship with the US is no excuse.
But spying or espionage isn't the same thing as treason. They are both lesser crimes. Treason is the highest crime any one can commit against the state.
In Pakistan it appears that the worst thing you can do is help Osama bin Laden get killed:
Officials with the commission investigating the May 2 Navy SEAL raid that took the life of America's most wanted terrorist in Abbottabad, Pakistan, told Pakistan's The News they've ordered Dr. Shakeel Afridi to face trial for treason and said he will not be turned over to the U.S. Pakistan's prime minister, Yousaf Gilani, also said Sunday Afridi would be tried.Great, those are some "allies" we got there.
Despite Months Of Violence, Obama Administration Still Refuses To Condemn #Occupy Protests
Last October, President Obama expressed his support for the #Occupy movement.
Now, after three months of continual lawlessness - violence, child abuse, vandalism, rape, murder, etc. - you'd think he'd take any opportunity to, at minimum, condemn the illicit behavior.
This past weekend, he was handed that opportunity, on a silver platter. But instead of condemning any part of the violent protest movement, Obama Administration spokesman Jay Carney skirts the issue:
More at Gateway Pundit.
An Oregon judge is using his force to order a 45-day jail sentence and mental health evaluation for a would-be Jedi who attacked toy store customers with light sabers last December.
Portland police say the man had a Star Wars light saber in each hand as he swung at three customers last Dec. 14 at a Toys R Us store. He carried the light sabers outside the store and swung at police.
Officers eventually wrestled him to the ground.
All Your Threats Are Belong To Us
Norwegian Muslim issues
threat against warning for Norwegian civilians.
Translation from Jihad Watch:
We therefore demand that Norway immediately decide to withdraw her forces from Afghanistan before the war comes back to Norway. ... The Norwegian people should also know that their security will continue to be threatened as long as the Norwegian government continues its aggression against the Muslim people, and takes part in the occupation of Muslim countries. If security is dear to you, dear Norwegians, you should collectively demand that the Norwegian government withdraw Norwegian forces. And I stress: this is not a threat; it is a warning for your own good. (Crowd cheering 'Allahu akbar').
It's for your own good, dhimmis! Submit and we'll care for you and protect you. All you have to do is bow down to Islam. For your own good.
Indonesian Christians Complain About Islamist Disruptions
Get Charged With Crimes
If you're a Christian in Indonesia and defend yourself or defy a mob of Islamists chances are the police are going to side with the Islamists.
An embattled Indonesian church at the center of a long-running dispute with Indonesian authorities that has attracted headlines around the world, confirmed on Monday that one of its members has been named a suspect by police for alleged assault.That's pretty sweet that the giant walking Islamist rectum Bambang Budiyanto was knocked out cold. He kind of had it coming to him, no?
Bona Sigalingging, spokesman for the GKI Yasmin church in Bogor near Jakarta, told the Jakarta Globe that West Java Police had named Jayadi Damanik a suspect.
The charges relate to an incident in October last year when Bambang Budiyanto, the chief of the Bogor administration’s Public Order Agency (Satpol PP), was allegedly knocked unconscious during a confrontation with worshippers.
Well no, not according to the local Muslim authorities..
Bona said that the church had reported Bambang to police for using violence to obstruct a religious ceremony and Bogor Mayor Diani Budiarto for obstructing a religious service.The incident is not the first case of Muslims who hold positions of authority treating Christians as second class citizens.
“Out of all of our reports to the police, West Java Police only followed up on one case,” Bona said, referring to the charges laid against Jayadi.
The GKI Yasmin church has been illegally sealed off by the Bogor city administration on the pretext that congregation leaders doctored a petition needed to obtain a building permit.Of course I'm sure the Muslims disagree with Bona's uppity assumption that Christians be treated equally and fairly, after all Islam clearly states that they are not.
The church has been offered a new location and compensation, but so far it has refused to move.
Since 2008, the congregation has been forced to hold Sunday services on the sidewalk outside the church or in the homes of parishioners, in the face of continued protests and intimidation by Islamic hard-line groups.
Bogor Mayor Diani Budiarto has come under criticism for ignoring a 2010 Supreme Court order to lift a ban he placed on the church in 2008. He has insisted there were indications that the congregation falsified local residents’ signatures of support for the construction of the church.
Bona said the dispute is no longer a local matter, given the mayor’s defiance of the rule of law.
“In fact, [Diani] has let radical intolerant groups intimidate the congregation repeatedly, with increasing intensity,” Bona said.
Hat Tip: 1389.
Obama: "We've Created 22 Million Jobs"
Obviously, Obama didn't mean 22 million but rather 3 million jobs, which may or may not be accurate.
But I ask, was that an innocent gaffe or a Freudian slip? I believe he did proudly create 22 million jobs. Unfortunately, they were all in China.
Kos Kid Has Epiphany About Islam and Terrorism
Jawa Report officially welcomes former DailyKos blogger Eric Allen Bell to the Zionist Internet Cabal:
(Jihad Watch)I watched the documentary, "Islam: What the West Needs to Know" and wanted so badly to prove wrong what I had seen and heard - but I could not. This was not only humbling but it has caused me to really rethink and rethink the possibility that perhaps the truth is not politically correct.After Bell posted in this issue at DailyKos he was banned, fired for Islamophobia.
... as I watch with great disappointment the developments that have followed the so-called "Arab Spring" I am very, very concerned. Islamism is clearly on the rise, they have weapons, they are not rational and I am concerned.
January 30, 2012
Drones 15, AQAP 0 -- USS Cole Bomber Killed in Yemen
I love the smell of dead al Qaeda in the ... well ... anytime, really:
U.S. drones raided a convoy carrying prominent leaders of an al Qaida wing in Yemen's southern restive province of Abyan on Monday night, killing at least 15 militants, local security officials and sources close to the terrorist group told Xinhua...To be honest, I've never heard of this al-Fadhani guy. Or, at least, the name isn't ringing any bells at this moment.
A source close to the al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) told Xinhua by phone that the killed included three wanted leaders identified as Abdul-Monem al-Fadhani, Al-Khadr Em-Soudah and Ahmed Mu'eran Abu Ali, who was top AQAP leader in neighboring southeastern province of Shabwa....
Al-Fadhani, an al-Qaida military commander in Abyan, had escaped unharmed eight U.S. air raids over the past few months. He was one of the most wanted terrorists for his involvement in the USS Cole suicide bomb attack in Aden in October 2000 that killed 17 U.S. sailors, a senior Yemeni intelligence official told Xinhua.
I'd keep an eye out on The Long War Journal on this one. Or, even better, Jane will chime in.
Thanks to Franz
Good News: Co-Conspirator in Sadat's Murder Now Egyptian MP
Wants His Akhi Ayman al-Zawahiri to Return to Egypt
A member of the newly elected Egyptian parliament has called for al Qaeda's emir to return to the country "with his head held high and safely."Read more:
Aboud al Zomor, who served as the first emir of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad and was later imprisoned for his role in President Anwar Sadat's assassination, said that he welcomes Ayman al Zawahiri's return to Egypt and that he would be given safe haven, according to a report published yesterday in Al-Sharq Al-Awsat. The report was translated from Arabic by the Foundation For Defense of Democracies.
"When asked if he saw any danger in al Zawahiri's return, al Zomor said that 'he was not a threat to Egypt, the likes of al Zawahiri differed with the previous regime and they were only a danger for this regime and not for Egypt, and now he is liberating Afghanistan and Iraq...'" the report stated. Zomor also lamented that the US would be opposed to Zawahiri's return to Egypt.
Zomor denied having direct contact with members of al Qaeda, and claims to have renounced violence.
"I've distanced myself from that currently because I took the political line and closed the page on the past, as a result of which doors to peaceful action opened for us," he told Al-Sharq Al-Awsat.
Zomor is one of the primary founders of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad, the terrorist group that merged with al Qaeda. Zawahiri succeeded Zomor as the group's emir and presided over its merger with bin Laden's terror group in the 1990s.
Police Dept Loses 100k For Islamophobia
A judge in Detroit has ruled that the decision by police in neighboring Dearborn to arrest a Christian pastor who wanted to hand out Christian tracts at the city’s Arab fest in 2009 will cost the city some $100,000.Turns out it was only a case of Cross Worshiper-O-Phobia...
...That’s the decision following a request from the pastor’s attorneys that the losing side in the First Amendment argument over expressing religious perspectives on city streets be required to pay them for their work on behalf of Christian Pastor George Saieg.
Nothing to see here, move along.
Hat Tip: Pat.
Pookie's Toons 1-30-2012
Cheer up, cupcakes! Friday is one day closer!
Confirmed: Government Employess Do Make More Than You
And by you I meant you, not me. For it turns out that people working for the federal government with high school and college degrees do, in fact, make more than those with similar educations in the private sector.
But those of us with advanced degrees? Not so much:
The CBO found that the advantage federal workers enjoy varies by educational level. For those with only a high-school degree, workers earned 21 percent more and were given benefits worth 72 percent more than in the private sector.Clearly I need to get into the private sector!
For college graduates, wages were about the same but benefits were 46 percent better in the government.
Meanwhile for advanced degree holders, wages were 23 percent less than in the private sector and benefits were about the same.
Why would those with the least amount of education make so much more working for the federal government? It's the perfect confluence of the Democratic parties constituencies: those dependent on labor unions and those dependent on government.
Emerson "Jawa Called Me a Fag" Begolly Sentencing Postponed
Emerson Begolly (aka Goatly, aka Goat Lee, aka Mashoom's Mustache Excites Me, aka Jawa Called me a Fag) has had his sentencing for his terrorism conviction moved from today until May 9th. There was no reason given as to why the sentencing was moved, but evidence gathered from the Begolly case was also used to indict Mohammad Hassan Khalid who's trial has not yet started.
You might remember the online chat sessions between Begolly & Khalid included in the federal complaint in which the pair chat about me making some off color remarks simply because Begolly claimed mustaches physically turned him on.
Because nothing says heterosexual more than commenting on wood inspiring facial hair!
Khalid, for what it's worth, responded by talking about my mother and calling me a fag.
Given the timing, it's a possibility that Begolly has turned states evidence against Khalid. Cooperation in the prosecution of Khalid or others involved in the Jihad Jane case might be used to mitigate Begolly's sentence.
But given that Begolly was well known and active in online extremist circles, it's also possible that he's ratting out other would-be terrorists who have yet to be arrested.
Note to jihadi friends of Begolly: Run Forrest, run!
Finally, A Burka All Hot Chicks Should be Required to Wear
It's comedy and the model could lose a couple of pounds, but put this burqa tank top on someone hot and .... well ... imagine the possibilities.
Honor Murder Conviction in Canada
Members of an Afghani refugee family have been jailed for life in Canada for the honour killing of three teenage girls and their stepmother, in a crime which shocked their adopted country.One can only hope so.
Biden Officially Worst VP Ever to the Worst President in 100 Years
You know how Obama likes to take credit for the bin Laden hit? But that's like being proud of your ability to breathe. Since any other President would have made the same decision, it's not really a decision, is it?
A decision is when there are two choices. But there really wasn't a choice whether or not to go after bin Laden. There's nothing really special about Obama giving the green light to the mission since any other person would have made the same decision.
Only an idiot would think that we shouldn't go after Osama bin Laden.
Meet Vice President Idiot:
Vice President Joe Biden, apparently alone among the president's senior advisers, suggested last spring that the commander-in-chief not send a special forces hit squad to kill Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.Did I say Biden was an idiot? It turns out that Obama has surrounded with idiots:
According to Biden's account here, all of the president's other top counselors including secretary of State Hillary Clinton were wishy-washy about launching the assassination mission, except for Leon Panetta, then director of the Central Intelligence Agency, now secretary of Defense.This is why I like Leon Panetta: he's not afraid to get his hands dirty.....
"It got to me. Joe what do you think? I said ‘You know I didn’t know we have so many economists around the table. We owe the man a direct answer. Mr. President my suggestion is, 'Don’t go.' We have to do two more things to see if he’s there.’Smart power!
Just one more reason why the next President needs to be any one but Obama. Or Ron Paul.
At least Obama's advisers were against the mission because they are feckless wimps who wouldn't dare take a political risk. They were worried about pissing off the Pakistanis if it turned out bin Laden wasn't in the house they suspected.
Ron Paul, on the other hand, would not have sent in the SEALS even knowing perfectly well where he was.
"Act of Valor" Trailor Giving Rusty Some Serious Wood
Live ammo?!?!? I think it moved.
Thanks to Andrea.
Two Convicted in Norway in Terror Plot on Muhammad Cartoonist
Think global, act local .... jihad style:
Two men were found guilty Monday of involvement in an al-Qaida plot to attack a Danish newspaper that caricatured the Prophet Muhammad, the first convictions under Norway's anti-terror laws.In Norway they give you 3.5 to 7 years in prison for plotting acts of terrorism at al Qaeda's behest!!!!
A third defendant was acquitted of terror charges but convicted of helping the others acquire explosives.
Investigators say the plot was linked to the same al-Qaida planners behind thwarted attacks against the New York subway system and a shopping mall Manchester, England, in 2009.
The Oslo district court sentenced alleged ringleader Mikael Davud, to seven years in prison and co-defendant Shawan Sadek Saeed Bujak to three and a half years.
Judge Oddmund Svarteberg said the court found that Davud, a Chinese Muslim, "planned the attack together with al-Qaida." Bujak was deeply involved in the preparations, but it couldn't be proved that he was aware of Davud's contacts with al-Qaida, the judge said.
The third defendant, David Jakobsen, who assisted police in the investigation, was convicted on an explosives charge and sentenced to four months in prison — time he's already served in pretrial detention.
CAIRNational Hearts Noted Jihadi Youtuber Mr3133169
CAIR should have looked before they leaped to tarnish Canadian Troops, by way of an Islamic jihadi propaganda video.
In fact Ibrahim Hooper (spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations in D.C.) is furious that Canadian Troops were laughing while destroying Taliban weapons by blowing up a building in Afghanistan housing a weapons cache.
Reading the post we find out that the video is owned by one Mr3133169.
Mr3133169 is a popular Jiahdist user and al-Qaeda supporter on Youtube. Although he's smarter than your average Muj in that he's careful about how he goes about his Jihad. Skirting the very edges of Youtube's TOS.
He's also an important social node in the online Jihadi network along with his friend JihadiPrincess AKA BlackEyedLioness AKA MujahidahBonita1 out of Jakarta. This person recently dropped me some love mail on my channel
stupid christian reporter...FALLUJAH Is hell for dirty nasty cross worhipper. hahahhaha HAILFALLUJAH send cross worhippers to hell.btw how is it worshipping ass on the cross?bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahhahah must be smell like rotten pig from hellAnd....
my brave bros roasted your dancing donkeys (crussaders) again lol..dig some more graves howie. and have some HAILFALLUJAHAnd...
how coward you are,jajajja lol do you think you can stop me? keep dreaming,i spread all jihadis video all over internet jajajjaStop her? Well I like to annoy her, but why shit your favorite turd?
So as you can see Mujahadidah is much less subtle about things, but if you look in her comments on her BlackEyedLioness channel who do we find advising and assisting her? Why Mr3133169 of course.
So these aren't exactly your run of the mill moderate Islamists that CAIRNational is reading now is it?
Hat Tip: Smackdown.
MESSAGE FROM IRANIAN WOMEN TO TUNESIAN AND EGYPTIAN WOMEN
#OccupyPajamas gets Tased
Watching this video gave me a great idea! And it would raise TONS of money, maybe even get us out of debt!
I call it "Taser Tag" and it works like this: For a reasonable fee, police give a paying citizen a taser. The citizen is then escorted into an #Occupy encampment where he or she can select and tase the hippie of their choice. The police would then arrest the hippie and the next paying customer would enter.
I'm telling you, this is GOLD. People will be lining up around the block for a chance to tase a hippie.
#OccupyOakland Protester Kills Parents
His parents were working hard to better themselves and to help others.
How horrid that must have been for this #Occutard.
They had dedicated their careers to helping others escape poverty, she as a physician assistant in a city-run clinic in the Tenderloin and he as a clinical psychologist for inmates in the San Francisco County Jail system.
But now, less than a decade after they adopted, their 15-year-old son stands accused of strangling both Poff, 50, and Kamin, 55, then hiding their bodies in the back of the family's PT Cruiser. [...]
Co-workers said Poff and Kamin were having some arguments with their son, some of it having to do with him spending too much time in the Occupy Oakland encampment, but nothing that sounded beyond the scope of typical teenage rebelliousness.
(Hat Tip: Stone K. in comments)
January 29, 2012
Notice, LTC Allen West doesn't need a teleprompter.
(Hat Tip: Real Clear Politics)
#OccupyOakland Breaks Into Oakland City Hall; Steals And Burns U.S. Flag
Obama supports these #Occupy protesters.
Pelosi blesses them.
@AlecBaldwin thinks its "good".
Bad-Ass Helmet Cam Footage
This is probably as close as you can get to fighting in Iraq while still seated at your computer.
Liveleak embeds can get a little funky, so if you can't view it, click here:
Double War P0rn Sunday: Riding The Fire
So much war p0rn, so little time to watch
Eagle-eyed Jawa war p0rn enthusiasts will see why I call this one "Riding the Fire". Post a time code in comments if you figure it out. ;)
Short But Sweet Sunday War P0rn
Taliban Magic - now you see him...
...now you don't.
Bonus war p0rn below the fold.
Whack-a-mole, Ranger style:
January 28, 2012
Flirting in Louisiana
(Lafourche Parish, Louisiana) A 29-year-old teacher at South Lafourche High School, Heather Lasseigne Chiasson, has been accused of flirting and engaging in sex with a 17-year-old male student.
Apparently, there was significant flirtatious relations between the boy and Chaisson in addition to numerous graphic sexual text messages.
Chaisson faces a misdemeanor charge of prohibited sexual conduct between an educator and a student. A younger victim would likely have warranted a felony charge.
Note that many state jurisdictions prosecute teacher-student sex cases across-the-board as felonies despite the age of the student. To illustrate, check out 22-year-old Sarah Holmes, an attractive Pennsylvania teacher accused of felony indecent relations with a 17-year-old student.
Tip: Frederick Barbarossa
Hope & Change
A lot of people are concerned about the next election and whether Obama can be defeated. I'm concerned too. But then, I'm an eternal pessimist. I hope for the best, yet there's always a nagging doubt.
Just think about this: How many people do you know who voted for McCain and now say, "You know what? Obama turned out to be a good President. I think I'll change my vote next time and vote for him."?
I don't know any. Not even one.
Now, how many people do you know who voted for Obama and, realizing the mistake he was for America, plan to vote against him in the next election?
I know quite a few.
Sure, there are always the die-hard supporters who are going to support Obama no matter what. But there are not very many who have changed their mind in favor of Obama.
The pessimist I am, I still have difficulty seeing Obama win again.
In this video, a few Obama-generation college students give their opinion. It's worth a watch.
January 27, 2012
If this doesn't make you misty eyed, you are either 1. A Commie. 2. An Islamist. 3. A ginger who has no soul.
Pookie's Toons 1-27-12
Happy Friday. I'd be a little more enthusiastic about Friday if I didn't have to work on Saturday.
I know, I know, reserve a suite down at the Pity Me Pines Resort.
Student Suspended For Snapping Picture Of Sleeping Teacher
Evidently, the school has a zero-tolerance policy for students using cell phones, but no policy against teachers sleeping during class hours. And I'm sure the OK teachers' union will make certain the teacher receives no punishment.
Your tax dollars hard at work.
Story at KOCO.com
Topless Tobogganing Championship
Mark your calendars, sports fans. On March 17th, the second annual Topless Tobogganing World Championships will be held in Norway, above the Arctic Circle.
March in Norway? Naturally, it will be cold, quite nippy.
Congratulations to our own Xariif, who made it past this week's round on "Fear Factor"!
BTW, what they ultimately decided not to show was Xariif attempting to drink the other contestant's "punch" as well. Xariif did have one comment: "It's not quite as good as camel."
I don't see how its much different from his old fitness program but I'm not the one always demanding to be addressed as Professor around here.
Hat Tip: Danny.
Retard Deluxe of the Day Award
Goes to Josh White of WAPO:
Yonathan Melaku was sneaking through Fort Myer and Arlington National Cemetery, his backpack filled with plastic bags of ammonium nitrate, a notebook containing jihadist messages, and a can of black spray paint. The 23-year-old former Marine was heading to the graves of the nation’s most recent heroes, aiming to desecrate the stones with Arabic statements and leave handfuls of explosive material nearby as a message.You've got to be F*cking kidding me.
no one knows for sure what led Melaku — a naturalized U.S. citizen from Ethiopia, local high school graduate and former Marine Corps Reservist — down that path or what message he was trying to send.
How about Allahu Ackbar! dumbasses.
NASA Ship Takes Out Bridge
Two spans of a southwest Kentucky bridge collapsed after being struck by a cargo ship that carried aviation parts. No injuries were immediately reported, state transportation officials said.Hat Tip: Chad.
The Delta Mariner struck the main span of the Eggner Ferry Bridge on Thursday evening at U.S. Highway 68 and Kentucky Highway 80, said Keith Todd, spokesman for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. State inspectors are on their way to determine how much of the bridge, which opened to traffic in 1932, was damaged.
January 26, 2012
You'll Shoot Your Eye Out Kid!
Another example of political correctness being the death of us all.
Expulsion? For a BB gun?
I have nothing else to say, except that my headline would have been more relevant back in December.
Oh, and our daughter brought home something called an energy detective. She's supposed to go around the house for the next week trying to find where we are wasting energy (i.e. being mean to Gaia). Seriously, one of the questions she's asked is "how many incandescent light bulbs" do we have. Outside of the outright indoctrination they're attempting, what a freaking invasion of our privacy. It's none of their business how many light bulbs we have, or how much energy we "waste." We're paying for the energy and if we waste it we pay more for it. DUH!
Good news? She knows it's crap too.
'Practising Muslim' Raped Women For Being Out Alone
A Muslim man who raped women to 'teach them a lesson' for being on the streets at night was jailed indefinitely today because of the danger he poses to women.
Sunny Islam, 23, who comes from a strict Muslim family, dragged his terrified victims - including a 15-year-old - from the street at knifepoint, bound and assaulted them during a two-month reign of terror.
If Sunny is a "strict" or "practising" Muslim as he claims, then it should be noted that Muhammad is his perfect example of conduct. Muhammad made the rape of non-Muslim women a legitimate form of jihad by his own words and examples.
Fatwa: Driving A Chevrolet Haraam
A Salafi sheikh in Egypt has reportedly issued a fatwa that buying [or driving] a Chevrolet vehicle is haram because the American brand’s logo looks like the Christian cross.
Video, although in Arabic, can be viewed HERE.
Pookie's Toons 1-26-12
There's a Doonesbury cartoon in there that you may want to skip. Personally, I didn't get it.
Second Jihadi Convicted of Terror .... TODAY
So, let me see if I have the score straight. This is just for today, mind you.
pleaded guilty today to damaging property and firearms violations involving five separate shootings at military installations in northern Virginia between October and November 2010 and attempting to injure veterans’ memorials at Arlington National Cemetery....One day, two terror related convictions.
Melaku admitted today that during the second shooting at the National Museum of the Marine Corps, he set up a video camera within the interior of his vehicle to record the shooting incident. The video shows Melaku repeatedly firing a handgun out the passenger-side window, and he narrates the incident on the video and states, among other things: “That’s my target. That’s the military building. It’s going to be attacked,” and at the conclusion of multiple shots exclaiming, “Allahu Akbar,” repeatedly....
During the pursuit, he dropped a backpack that contained numerous spent 9mm shell casings; four bags containing ammonium nitrate, and a spiral notebook with numerous Arabic statements referencing the Taliban, al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, “The Path to Jihad,” as well as a list of several other individuals associated with foreign terrorist organizations.
Melaku admitted that, at the time of his apprehension, he was attempting to enter the area of Arlington National Cemetery containing graves of deceased Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans, intending to desecrate and injure the grave markers by spray-painting the markers with Arabic statements and by leaving the ammonium nitrate he was carrying at the sites of the grave markers.
And, need I mention yesterday?
And the day before?
In Maryland Shkumbin Sherifi & Nevine Aly Elshiekh charged with plotting to murder a witness who testified against a convicted terrorist -- who, BTW, many who attended their mosque claimed was just an innocent victim of the overactive imaginations of the Islamophobes at the FBI.
Innocent, right. That's why he was plotting with his friends on the outside to murder a witness at his trial.
If my math is right, that's five arrests, indictments, or convictions of homegrown terrorists in three days.
And, to be honest, those headlines were gleaned from a rather cursory glance at my twitter feed. The actual numbers might even be higher.
So, the next time some Leftist claims that there is no "homegrown terror" problem please point these inconvenient facts out to them.
Abu Pippi Longstocking Pleads Guilty to Terror Plot
Dude, the hair. I mean, really?
You're never going to get any street cred with the akhis in prison with that hair.
Antonio Martinez entered the plea to the charge of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction against federal property. The plot to bomb the Armed Forces Recruiting Center in Catonsville in December 2010 was foiled by an FBI sting....
Martinez wore a burgundy jumpsuit and his hair in two braids in court, and he smiled and hugged his defense attorney. The U.S. citizen born who was born abroad preferred to be called Muhammad Hussain after his conversion to Islam and signed the plea using both names....
In the plea agreement, Martinez acknowledges that he wanted to pursue jihad to the United States "to send a message that all American soldiers would be killed so long as the country continued its `war' against Islam."
An FBI informant first communicated with Martinez on Facebook after seeing public posts "espousing his extremist views" and recognizing him from a mosque he attended, according to court documents.
Colorado Man Indicted for Terror Support
Jamshid Muhtorov is charged with providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization....Yes, you read both of those facts correctly. The Islamic Jihad Union was set up to fight the secular government of Uzbekistan. But, oddly enough, they're based in Pakistan.
The government in Central Asia accused Muhtorov of supporting the Islamic Jihad Union, a militant group fighting the regime in Uzbekistan.
Pakistan: our "ally" in the war on terror.
Why the "Insiders" Might Know Something About Newt the Rest of Us Awed by His Speaking Ability Might Not
Remember I told you that the interview with one of Newt's ex-wives on ABC had pushed me out of the Gingrich camp? That I thought that the truth might not be that Newt had asked for an "open marriage", but that it was plausible for an egotistic and ambitious politician to ask his wife not to divorce him because it would hurt his political career. And that how asking to stay married, to keep up appearances, but yet saying that no, he will not stop sleeping with his mistress, could reasonably be interpreted by a hurt spouse as something akin to asking for an "open marriage".
Ummm, I'm thinking that I was pretty close with that:
“Tonight, after persistent questioning by our staff, the Gingrich campaign concedes now Speaker Gingrich was wrong — both in his debate answer, and in our interview yesterday,” King said on tonight’s edition of John King USA. “Gingrich spokesman R.C. Hammond says the only people the Gingrich campaign offered to ABC were his two daughters from his first marriage.”So, there you have it.
And Gingrich's answer, that he had witnesses who could vouch that he didn't want an "open marriage", um, how exactly does that work?
If I understand the accusation, there were two people involved in the conversation. How can a witness back up either side of the story? At best this is a he said/she said kind of deal. There's no way of proving either version of it.
And, yes, it was a stupid question to ask at the debates. And I love Gingrich's response to John King's stupid question.
But let's face it: this is the treatment Republicans are going to get.
There's no way to change that. No amount of complaining about the media will make them more even handed in their treatment of candidates.
Which is why Gingrich's personal life is such a disaster. Did you know the guy's first wife was his .... get this ... high school math teacher?
Sure, Mr. E. Blogger, Vinnie, Ronin, Howie, and me are much more likely to vote for a guy who we know was porking one of his teachers. We don't get tens of thousands of hits each month for people searching for "hot teachers student sex scandal" because we don't get it.
But we're not you're typical independent voter. For most people, bangin' your high school math teacher and then leaving her for a younger and more attractive spouse, only to leave her for yet another younger and more attractive spouse isn't considered a bonus on your resume.
I know Gingrich doesn't want to talk about this. I don't want to talk about it.
But you know what? It's going to be talked about.
In fact, as un-newsworthy as this is it's still more newsworthy than the near hour by hour polling updates that we are constantly bombarded with.
People, the personal lives of the candidates do tell us something about their character. I know in the post-Clinton era we have been led to believe that it doesn't, but consider this: the "popular" and "likable" Bill Clinton never managed to muster enough support to get a majority of the vote.
I'm not saying that personal attributes are the most important variable in determining the outcome of an election. But they are a variable which could, in a very close race, mean the difference between winning and losing.
Personally I'm not all excited about another four years of Barrack Obama, crusader for "fairness".
If Newt is our nominee, of course I'll support him. But at this point, I'd really like voters in the next few primaries to reconsider the "winnibility" factor and to remember that on most major issues all three of the real candidates (sorry Paultards, the guy isn't really running for President) basically agree.
I know you're wondering why all the sudden angst over Newt, Rusty? It's because I fear that America as we know it cannot stand another four years and another 7 trillion dollars in debt that the first four years of Obama gave us.
Remember when the national debt was a measly $9.3 trillion, way back three years ago at the end of the George W. Bush administration rather than the $15.3 trillion in debt we are now in three quarters of the way through one term of Obama?
Yeah, good times. Good times.
Sudden Jihad Syndrome
“Muslims don’t come close or you will be killed.”
This was reportedly what the gunman shouted during his killing rampage.
The Afghan soldier who gunned down nine Americans in a shooting rampage at a military compound in Kabul last April targeted and killed his U.S. mentors after they took away his wings and cut his salary nearly in half because he was unable to learn English, a longtime colleague of the killer has told FoxNews.com. [...]
A U.S. Air Force Special Investigation report on the attack that was released last week concluded that Gul, 46, acted alone, and it found no evidence that the attack was connected to the Taliban or insurgents. It noted reports of Gul’s mental and financial problems, but it did not mention Gul’s failure to learn English as a possible motive.
The report also failed to mention any ideological motivation.
Just another lone, mentally ill, frustrated victim.
"You're A Very, Very Bad Man!"
Lol, Vice President Biden was speaking in New Hampshire and, during the speech, he starts to mimic an Indian accent. He abruptly stops in mid sentence, apparently realizing it was not the proper forum.
Yeah, there are lots of over-seas call center operators named "Nancy." Nice save, Joe. ;)
Update: Tjexcite in comments reminds me of this Discover commercial. Joe probably meant "Peggy," not "Nancy."
It's Called "Brainwashing"
Hollywood star Liam Neeson is considering giving up his Roman Catholic beliefs and becoming a Muslim. [...]
He told The Sun, "The call to prayer happens five times a day, and for the first week, it drives you crazy, and then it just gets into your spirit, and it's the most beautiful, beautiful thing." (Source)
Another idiot actor I used to enjoy.
This isn't the first time Liam has made such comments. He also compared Narnia's Aslan the Lion to Muhammad. I guess he didn't quite understand the role of Calormenes in the series.
Michigan Teacher's Union Manual Reads Like Alinsky's 'Rules For Radicals'
“For more than two years, the Michigan Education Association [MEA] has had a manual that urges its members to use students as propaganda in contract negotiations and also lays out how to organize strikes,” writes Tome Gantert of Michigan Capitol Confidential. [...]
While much of the rhetoric in this “crisis planning” handbook is unsettling (”The worst time to plan for a crisis is when you are in the middle of one, so crisis planning should commence at the same time that planning for actual bargaining begins”), perhaps the most disturbing moment occurs when one section appears to quote almost verbatim Saul Alinksy’s “Rules For Radicals.”
Alinsky instructs his followers to “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Likewise, the MEA manual instructs teachers to “Pick a target—personalize—and polarize the opposition [pg. 17].” And those are just the verbatim quotes; the entire manual is a handbook for creating, managing, and profiting from crises.
It's for the children, you know.
All You Need to Know about the Obama Admin and Israel in 2 Headlines
JPost: Muslim Brotherhood repeats: No talks with Israel --Spokesman says dialogue with Jewish state ‘not up for discussion.’
Reuters: Obama set to speed up aid to Egypt-official -- Obama considers redirecting aid to Egypt
Thanks to Dan Friedman
American Activists Helping Push Human Rights in the Middle East
Including our own, Jane Novak:
Testifying to the global reach of the cyber activists, Jane Novak, a New Jersey housewife, has established herself as a highly-regarded source on all things Yemen, even, at one point, consulting with the U.S. State Department. Her Twitter feed and blog, armiesofliberation.com, are consulted by activists and journalists. She is well-known among policy makers, activists and reporters in the country's besieged capital, Sana'a. And she has never been to Yemen.Congrats for the mention, Jane.
"She doesn't speak a word of Arabic, she hasn't set foot in the Middle East, but she still became an authority," Weddady says. He claims her influence helped secure the 2008 release of Yemeni journalist Abdulkarim al-Khawaini, who had been convicted of defaming President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
The internet: just enough anonymity for world movers like Jane to be fooled into hanging out with a pathetic geek like me.
Perfect Example For The Need Of More Gun Control
A 65-year-old man shot one teenager dead and wounded another after they pushed him off his bicycle and tried to rob him in Pennsylvania, police said. [...]
Cops arrested a third boy at the scene and took him in for questioning. The 15 year old was later taken to a county youth center in nearby Bern Township where he was held on unspecified charges. (Source)
Next time, aim more carefully. With better gun control, it could have been three thugs dead instead of one.
The Sad Thing Is, He Had To Be Prompted To Say It...
King Obama Ignores Court Order To Appear
Doesn't the court understand that He is above the court, above the law? He's the ruler, not the rulee. How dare they treat Him like a common peon.
President Obama will ignore an order by an Atlanta judge to appear in court Thursday for a hearing in a case challenging his qualifications under the Constitution to be president. (Source)
Three words: Contempt of Court.
Happy Birthday Shipmate
Danny Dietz, who would have turned 32 today, was a member of the SEAL team that participated in Operation Red Wings. Only team member Marcus Luttrell survived. His teammates Danny, Matt Axelson, and Michael Murphy perished after they were attacked by Taliban fighters who were alerted by a goatherd and his son. 13 more were lost when a rescue helicopter that was sent was downed by a Taliban RPG. The details of this fight can be found in Marcus Luttrell's book "Lone Survivor." There's also a book about Lt. Michael Murphy titled "Seal of Honor." If you haven't read them, I highly recommend that you do.
Happy birthday Petty Officer Dietz, I look forward to meeting you someday.
January 25, 2012
Gingrich: Wrong on the Surge
Here's Newt on President Bush's adoption of Gen. Patraeus's surge strategy in Iraq:
Bush was opposed by many of the top generals, by some Republican leaders who feared the surge would hurt in the 2008 elections, and of course by a slew of Democrats and media commentators. Here again Gingrich provided no support for his party’s embattled president, testifying as a private citizen in 2007 that the strategy was “inadequate,” contained “breathtaking” gaps, lacked “synergism” (whatever that means), and was “very disappointing.” What did Gingrich propose? Among other things, a 50 percent increase in the budget of the State Department.Newt, like most of the talking heads in Washington, thought the surge would be a colossal failure. He was wrong.
Abrams point in this article -- in which he also points out that Newt opposed many of Reagan's Cold War policies -- is that Newt is not the visionary that he seems to think himself.
To give Newt his due, I also had serious reservations about the surge. The strategy was brilliant and should be remembered as one of the bravest political acts in US history. I, like Newt, was wrong.
The difference between the two of us? I'm not running for President.
I don't think being wrong disqualifies him from being President, but his misremembering of history -- in which in his own mind he seems to think he was not only front and center in all of the major battles of the last quarter of a century but also on the right side of those battles -- causes me more than a bit of trepidation over his candidacy.
Obama, The Master Of Public Speaking
He's so awesome, his speechwriters write his speeches at an 8th grade level.
The University of Minnesota's Smart Politics conducted an analysis on the last 70 State of the Union addresses and found that President Obama's three addresses have the lowest grade average of any modern president. "Obama's average grade-level score of 8.4 is more than two grades lower than the 10.7 grade average for the other 67 addresses written by his 12 predecessors," they conclude.
Now, I'll grant that the 10th grade average isn't exactly the greatest either, but it's clear that, as Rush says, Obama is the least qualified guy in any room that he walks into. And as far as the 10th grade average goes, it just shows that the inside the beltway types figure us for stupid. Yeah, I get that they want to get their message out to the broadest amount of people as possible, but the majority of Americans don't read at a 10th grade level. Except maybe Rusty's students. Personally, I find it insulting.
More fun with POTUS' SOTU. If this clown (God forbid) gets reelected, his last SOTU is simply going to be an amalgam of all the previous speeches by that time.
Bloomberg Upset Over Showing The Third Jihad to Police
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has severely criticized the New York Police Department (NYPD) for using a controversial movie The Third Jihad, to portray American Muslims as terrorists in their training of police officers.But what is Michael Bloomberg's issue with the film? Does it lie about Radical Islamists and al-Qaeda. Lets look at the CAIR talking points that the PC media are parroting.
Daily Mail reports the video showed the White House with a black flag flying over it, and the message "Islam will dominate."So does the film misinterpret or misrepresent these views?
No, one of the featured Muslims in that section of the film is Younes Abdullah Muhammad who is currently being held on terrorism charges.
Here's the next complaints
The movie which was played to police recruits in counter-terrorism training seminars, also showed Christians being shot in the head by Muslim extremists and car bombs set off by Islamic militants. According to Huffington Post, it included footage of the Beslan school massacre in Russia, and the Al Qaeda leader Abu Yahya al-Libi, saying that he believes the entire world must be ruled by Islam. The video shows other scenes of Muslim violence and a narrator saying: "This is the true agenda of much of Islam in America. A strategy to infiltrate and dominate America...This is the war you don’t know about."OMG! does the film show actual acts of murder and Islamic terrorism?
Was there a massacre of Children in Beslan? Of course there was. Has Abu Yaha al-Liby actually said that? Well hell yes.
WTF were they thinking? Its madness! Why We can't have the people tasked with protecting us and fighting terrorism actually study the truth about Islamic radicals. That's totally outside of CAIR approved public discourse!
Here is an abridged version of the film. See for yourself.
Prepare for riots in 3, 2, 1... wait. This was a disrespectful act against Christians, so there will be no retaliations, outrage, riots, or "hate crime" accusations.
As you were.
Gingrich To Pelosi: "Bring It On, Bi-atch!"
Okay, I added the "bi-atch," but you know that's what Newt was thinking.
"There is something I know. The Republicans, if they choose to nominate him that's their prerogative," said Congresswoman Pelosi. "I don't even think that's going to happen." [...]
"I have a simple challenge for Speaker Pelosi...you know, put up or shut up. I mean, I have no idea what she's talking about. I don't think she has any idea what she's talking about, but bring it on," [Gingrich] said.
The Democrats are terrified of Newt for some reason. Maybe it's because they think he'll be harder to beat in the next election. Maybe they know their Dear Leader, the Great Orator, won't last two minutes in a debate with Gingrich. They want Romney to win the GOP nomination. Their attempts to get Gingrich out of his way reeks of desperation.
They are terrified of Newt, and that alone is reason enough for me to vote for him.
Update: This is why I don't like Romney. Instead of condemning Pelosi's threats, he is exploiting the situation to further attack Gingrich. His ultimate agenda is to benefit himself, not to oppose the failed Obama Administration, not to help restore America to its former Glory, but his own selfish end.
I know most every politician is self-serving, but I believe there are still a few who sincerely want a stronger America before all else. When it comes to Newt and Mitt, it is my opinion that Newt cares more for this country than Mitt. Gingrich may not be the perfect candidate, but I think he's the best choice among those running.
The GOP candidates need to stop thrashing each other and focus on Obama's ethics, qualifications, and records. Then let the American people decide who will be the best leader for this great nation. Some may disagree, but that's how I see it.
Update 2: BigGovernment has more on Romney's curious insistence that Gingrich releases records already made public.
Convicted North Carolina Jihadi Hysen Sherifi's Brother and Female Friend Arrested in Plot to Behead Witnesses
A North Carolina man sentenced to prison recently as part of a homegrown terrorist ring has been accused in a federal court document of plotting to kill witnesses who testified against him at trial.It seems that was interested in offing three witnesses who had testified against him at trial. He wanted them beheaded for what he considered these Muslims betrayal of him at trial.
An affidavit unsealed in federal court Monday accuses Hysen Sherifi of plotting against the witnesses from his jail cell. Authorities say an FBI informant posing as a hit man met with Sherifi's brother and a female friend and accepted $5,000 and a photo of an intended victim.
FBI agents have arrested the brother, Shkumbin Sherifi, and Nevine Aly Elshiekh, a school teacher. Now in federal custody at the New Hanover County Jail, each is charged with a felony count of use of interstate commerce facilities in the commission of murder-for-hire.
In a 10-page affidavit filed under seal Friday, FBI Special Agent James Langtry writes that he developed a source as a confidential informant inside the New Hanover County Jail near Wilmington, where Hysen Sherifi was sent after a jury convicted him in October.So far we've not heard any comment from the Islamic Association of Raleigh. Uh, yeah.
The informant soon befriended Sherifi, who requested help in hiring someone to kill three people who had testified against him at his trial, according to the affidavit. Sherifi specified that he wanted the witnesses beheaded and that he would be provided photos of the severed heads as confirmation of the deaths, according to the document.
No Homegrown Radicals Alert: 3 Convicted in Virginia of Plot to Attack Quantico Marine Corps Base
7 Traitors Arrested in N.C. for Jihad Plans
Banality of Evil: An Indicted Terrorist's Facebook Account
Jihadi's Facebook Account: I will kill you
Daniel Patrick Boyd Pleads Guilty
American Jude Kenan Muhammad Linked to 9/11 Anniv. Plot
Eighth Traitor on the Lam in Pakistan
Obama's Blueprint For America: A Change To Communism
Yes, Barack Obama wants to return to the American value of "From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs."
Neal Boortz noticed this in Barack Obama's 'Blueprint for America' preview speech. Neal writes (emphasis mine):
Obama is smart enough to know, however, that he can’t use the actual rhetoric of Marx to promote his agenda. Words have to be tweaked to meet the demands of our present political culture. So … at Tuesday night’s State of the Union address (it will be a campaign speech, not a State of the Union speech) Obama will use this phraseology … we’ve already seen it In a campaign video sent to supporters. In that video Obama says: "I'm going to lay out a blueprint for an American economy that's built to last. And most importantly, a return to American values of fairness for all, and responsibility from all."
You can view the whole preview speech at Nealz Nuze or watch the short, edited clip below the fold.
Internet Piracy Suspect Kim Dotcom Arrested in New Zealand
(Wellington, New Zealand) Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom, huge at 6' 7" and 300lbs, is in jail in New Zealand awaiting extradition to the U.S. A German national, Dotcom and three accomplices were arrested last Friday after an FBI investigation.
The four face charges of copyright infringement as well as conspiracy to commit copyright infringement, conspiracy to commit money laundering and conspiracy to commit racketeering.
Dotcom (aka Kim Schmitz) allegedly stole hundreds of millions of dollars from copyright holders and collected more than $175 million for himself which he lavished on fast cars, sleek yachts, hot women and wild parties. Dotcom's capture reads like a James Bond movie segment. (More….)
American hostage in Somalia rescued by US Navy SEALs in overnight raid
WASHINGTON -- In a daring nighttime raid Tuesday, U.S. Navy SEALs rescued two hostages, including one American, who were being held by kidnappers in Somalia, U.S. officials tell NBC News.Updates as we get them...
American Jessica Buchanan, 32, and a 60-year-old Dane, Poul Thisted, were working for a Danish relief organization in northern Somalia when they were kidnapped last October. U.S. officials described their kidnappers as heavily armed common criminals with no known ties to any organized militant group.
According to the U.S. officials, two teams of Navy SEALs landed by helicopter near the compound where the two hostages were being held. As the SEALS approached the compound on foot gunfire broke out, the U.S. officials said, and several of the militants were reportedly killed. There is no word that any of the Americans were wounded.
The SEALs gathered up Buchanan and Thisted, loaded them onto the helicopters and flew them to safety at an undisclosed location. The two hostages were not injured during the rescue operation and are reported to be in relatively good condition.
Update by DMartyr: FoxNews is reporting that no Americans were injured during the raid and that there were no known survivors among the terrorists. Good job, Seals!
In the lead, duh. His BoobieVision is second to none.
Yeah, yeah, I know this image has been around. Sort of like Dmartyr, but without all those messy child support lawsuits.
January 24, 2012
Ron Paul Supporter Accused Of Fire Bombing Synagogues
Given Ron Paul's steadfast support of Israel*, I find this shocking.
An unemployed teenager charged Tuesday with firebombing two synagogues is an anti-Semite whose hatred of Jews guided his actions, authorities said.
I find this rather ironic. While the AP (painfully) admits that this douche hates Jews, they throw in the words "unemployed teenager" in what is obviously an attempt to milk sympathy for the douchebag.
Really? 19 is a teenager? And being unemployed is an excuse to firebomb synagogues? I was unemployed at 19, and the only thing I firebombed was a flaming shot of Bacardi 151 (thank God I didn't have the nose hair then that I do now).
Oh, and did I mention *he's a Ron Paul supporter? Now that's just crazy, given Ron Paul's staunch support of Israel.
Thanks to LindaSOG.
Haditha Marine Pleads Guilty To Killing Iraqi Civilians
Wait, what? Is that a misleading headline? Are you saying that he actually pleaded guilty to dereliction of duty? I do believe that you, Mr. Voice Inmyhead, are correct.
Now, as misleading as that headline is, it's not as ridiculously stupid as it was yesterday. Because, you see, I found that story because I follow Al Jazeera's English Twitter feed. And this is what the headline was yesterday:
If Hillary Clinton thinks that this is "real news," I'd hate to see what real news is in a second Obama term.
Pookie's Toons 1-24-12
Leftist Celebrates Female Terrorist as Brave Woman
But she doesn't stop at praising the terrorist, she also decries the pro-Western Ayaan Hirsi Ali.
But, it's pretty much what we've come to expect from the Leftists in the academy. They hate anything that smack of "us" while heaping praise on "them". Even when "they" are trying to kill "us".
Why be charitable with my own money when I can be way more charitable with yours?
~Headline courtesy of some anonymous moron.
In Case You Missed It
An arrest was made in the fire-bombing of two different Synagogues around New Jersey.
The AP article (via FNC) was short and sweet:
Authorities have made an arrest in the firebombings of two northern New Jersey synagogues.
The Bergen County prosecutor has charged 19-year-old Anthony Graziano of Lodi with the Jan. 11 attack on a Rutherford synagogue and the Jan. 3 firebombing of a synagogue in Paramus.
The charges include nine counts of attempted murder.
That's the entire article. No details, no interviews with worshipers or family members, no statements from any "civil rights" organizations, no journalist commentary about past crimes against Synagogues, no condemnation or 'hate crime' labels.
Just another day of city crime.
2012 Barack Obama Campaign Ad Filled With Lies
I'm not surprised. But it might be surprising how many will accept it as truth.
First, Obama's 2012 Campaign ad. Watch it if you can stomach it:
Every point is misleading or an outright lie. FactCheck.org challenges every claim:
- The spot uses outdated quotes from groups that said his record on ethics is “unprecedented” and that he “kept a promise to toughen ethics rules.” One of those same groups said later that he “has let down millions of Americans who accepted his word,” and another rated his promise as “broken.”
- The 30-second TV spot also trumpets a claim of “2.7 million jobs” in “America’s clean-energy industry.” That mostly counts jobs put in place long before Obama took office.
- Finally, it boasts that U.S. dependence on foreign oil has declined to below 50 percent, as a net share of total demand, for the first time in more than a decade. That’s true, and increasing U.S. oil production is a factor (despite Republican criticisms that Obama is anti-drilling). But economists say the chief factor is reduced oil consumption, brought on by the recent economic recession.
Click HERE for detailed analysis.
RedState has more.
The Myth of "Moderates" Can't Win & Who is the Most "Electable"?
I like Rush Limbaugh. He's a great entertainer.
What he's not good at is political science.
I keep hearing from Rush an argument that goes something like this: The Republican establishment keeps shoving moderates down our throats, but whenever we run a moderate they lose.
His examples seem to be confined to Bob Dole and John McCain.
Since McCain is our most recent example, let me speak to that one.
John McCain did not lose because he was a moderate. John McCain lost because he was a Republican.
Whoever the Republicans nominated in 2008 was doomed to fail. It had little to do with them personally. It have everything to do with the collapse of the housing market, the collapse of the financial markets, and the beginning of the-worst-recession-since-the-great-depression (©DNC, all rights reserved).
Also, because the-worst-president-who-ever-lived-and-who-also-ate-children-for-breakfast (© DNC, all rights reserved) had just been term limited out. You know his name, it always ended with a hyphen then a Hitler.
I'm sorry, McCain's losing to Obama had little to do with McCain or Obama.
Little is not all. But macro forces outside of the individual personality or policy preferences was 90% of the story.
So, when Rush or other conservative activists blame the 2008 loss on the fact that McCain was a moderate, they're just plain wrong.
The importance of this is because the analogy is then applied by Rush to say that if we nominate an alleged moderate like Romney then we doomed to repeat 2008 and the Republicans will lose again.
That is complete and utter hogwash. Whoever we nominate in the coming months is very likely to beat Obama. And in 2012 it will have little to do with the candidates themselves, and everything to do with macro forces such as the economy.
We're left in this race with three possible alternatives. None of these men are perfectly conservative, but none of them can be because there is no such a thing as a perfect conservative. The perfect conservative doesn't exist. Ronald Reagan was not a perfect conservative. Not even close. It's the problem of memory: it's selective. We tend to remember what we want, and forget what we don't.
None of these guys is perfect, but no one is. It's why I've always hated the idea of voting for the guy I disliked the least. The underlying assumption being that there is someone so perfect out there, if only he wold step forward.
That's not what politics is. Hell, that's not even what human nature is. We're imperfect. If we weren't, we'd be God.
Which brings us the the Mitt vs. Newt vs. Santorum conundrum.
Who is the most electable? Rush, and a lot of activists on the right seem convinced that whoever is the most conservative is the most electable. So, it's Santorum ... or maybe Newt, depending on your definition of "conservative".
The establishment, and many in the middle in the party think that whoever is the most moderate sounding is the most electable. Clearly, they prefer Romney.
Another faction think that whoever takes it to Obama & the Left in the most direct manner will win. They prefer Newt because he is the most articulate at attacking Obama and the Left. Also, he's clearly the best debater.
Unfortunately, all of them are wrong. Decades of public opinion research tell us that candidate's positions on public policy rarely has anything to do with the outcome of an election.
Conservatives will end up voting for the Republican candidate, whoever he is. Liberals will end up voting for the Democratic candidate, whoever he is. And the so-called moderates will end up voting based on a number of factors, none of which are related to the issues at all.
They will vote on the economy, first and foremost. Not based on their personal checkbooks, but based on what we call a "sociotropic" analysis of the economy. That is, based upon their perception of where the economy is or where it is heading.
And given that economies are cyclical, much of what passes for electoral politics is simply luck.
Another big factor in how the squishy moderates and independents vote are "personal attributes". Things like is the candidate "trustworthy" or is he a good "leader".
Neither of these things have anything to do with their positions on the policies.
In 1980 we were told that Reagan couldn't be elected because he was too conservative. But he won anyway. But he didn't win, as Rush and some think, because he was conservative.
He won because the economy was in the tank. Whoever we nominated in 1980 was likely to beat Carter.
He didn't beat Carter because he was articulate in the debates, either. If you believe this, you didn't see the debates. Reagan was not the best debater.
But, this didn't mean that the debates were meaningless. They had an affect, but it had nothing to do with Reagan's debating skills -- which were mediocre, at best.
What people learned in the debates was the Reagan wasn't the crazy person that Carter and the Democrats painted him to be.
What they learned was that he was a viable alternative to Jimmy Carter.
Reagan didn't win in 1980 because he was a conservative, Reagan won because he wasn't Jimmy Carter.
The 2012 elections will be most analogous to the elections of 1980. Whoever we nominate is likely to beat Obama, not because what they believe in or what policies they prefer, but because they are a viable alternative to him.
When thinking of the electability question then, it is simply wrong to think of the candidate's positions on policy questions.
What's more important are the personal attributes of the candidate.
Can an independent who voted for Obama in 2008 see himself voting for a viable alternative in 2012?
Let's face it, no matter how much I disdain Romney's moderate stance on a number of issues or Gingrich's ego I'm not the average voter. The average voter hasn't read Barber's The Presidential Character and no longer seems to worry about things like executive vs. legislative leadership abilities.
The average voter worries more about hair style. And about a candidates voice.
No, seriously. My wife, who I consider more of a typical voter than myself, tells me that she can't vote for Sarah Palin because of ... her accent.
And, to be honest, it's why I didn't support Rick Perry. He sounded too much like George W. Bush, and I think the nation still isn't ready for another Texas governor who sounds like, well, a Texan.
Yeah, it's superficial. But what you don't get is that the people who matter in an election -- the independents -- vote on some very superficial things.
That is, when they're not voting on macro issues that are beyond a candidates control.
Look, I think that if Newt gets the nomination that he has a better than even chance of winning. The economy is not likely to improve much in the next eight months, and that's the number one issue that independents will base their votes on.
I'd call it 55-45 in Newt's favor.
Those aren't terrible odds.
The problem with Newt is that he doesn't strike me as Reaganesque in the debates. He strikes me as stylistically the opposite of Reagan. He's not reassuring to moderates.
Maybe he'll get that he has to change that in the general elections, but how many debates will we have between the Republican candidate and Obama? Two? Three, tops?
His debating skills aren't going to matter much for an eventual path to victory. Far more important will be his ability to convince people that he has an even temper, that he is a "leader", and that his personal story is one worth embracing.
And that might be difficult.
The dirty little secret about the American people is that they don't want a fighter in office. No, they want Congress and the President and the Media elites to all just get along.
It's one of the biggest complaints from moderates: why is there so much fighting in Washington?
Yeah, I know it's a stupid question. But it's the kind of question independents ask all the time.
Which is why yet another reason I'm less sure about supporting Gingrich now than I was a few months ago.
I originally supported him because he was a fighter. I, like many of you, wanted a fighter.
But I forgot that I'm not emblematic of the American people. The American people don't want a fighter.
At least, they don't want one who seems like a fighter. They want a passive aggressive fighter. One who won't raise his voice too loudly, and when he attacks he will do so obliquely. Not raise too much of a ruckus, if you know what I mean.
Which is why I think that Romney has a better chance of beating Obama than Newt.
It has nothing to do with his moderation. It has everything to do with stupid things like his hair. And his temperament.
If Romney is our guy, then I call it more like 60-40.
He seems Presidential. And that's enough for most independents. They just want an alternative to Obama. Someone who doesn't seem too weird, to be an extremist, and who will return our country to normalcy.
It has nothing to do with his alleged moderation. It has everything to do with personality.
Yeah, that's stupid. Welcome to America.
John Kerry"Falls Down Stairs" While Playing Hockey
Hockey. Right. Sure, we believe you Mrs. Kerry.
Two Arrested over Mumbai Blasts
Two Indians have been arrested in relation to last year's bomb attack that killed 27 in Mumbai.
Whoever our next President is, let's hope that they get the fat that India is our natural ally. We need much closer ties with that country. If the fit ever does hit the shan, they're the front lines against the nuclear armed pariah that is Pakistan.
MSNBC Silences Debate Audience
To a dedicated liberal, if a large group of people disagrees with him/her, it's the group that is wrong, not the liberal. If a group wants to express that disagreement, then the group needs to be silenced, rather than the liberal acknowledging that maybe he/she is possibly wrong.
He/she may not be wrong, but a negative reaction from a large audience should be cause for any normal, open-minded person to at least re-evaluate his/her position.
A few nights ago, Newt Gingrich chastised CNN's John King over media bias. The audience roared its approval with standing ovations. The audience clearly agreed with Newt about media bias.
So, how does MSNBC prepare for another debate?
You'd think they would make an effort to keep the questions fair and impartial. You'd think they'd take extra care to make certain the questions were bipartisan and directly addressed current issues facing the next administration.
But no. Instead, MSNBC decided, rather than to examine their own political bias, they would simply squelch dissent. They instead decided to prevent the audience from expressing any support or disapproval of questions or answers.
At the start of Monday night's debate, [Brian] Williams said, "We've asked our invited guests here this evening to withhold their applause, any verbal reactions to what they hear on stage, so as to ensure this is about the four candidates here tonight and what they have to say."
Silencing dissent is a tactic of cowards, tyrants, and fascists. But now, it looks like a tactic of the liberal media.
Study on Jihad, Crime, and the Internet
al-Qaeda Plot Against US Ships Fails
Algerian security foiled a terrorist al-Qaeda plot to carry out suicidal attacks on U.S. and European ships in the Mediterranean from the eastern costs of Algeria.But that's not all. The plotters were all active on various Jihadi forums and websites.
The aborted plan, which was to be implemented by al-Qaeda Organization in the Islamic Maghreb, aimed at destabilizing Algerian national economy as well as attracting expansive media coverage, sources told the Algerian newspaper Echorouk.
According to the sources, a cell working under the leadership of the spokesman of al-Qaeda’s wing in the Maghreb Qassemi Salah al-Din, also known as Mohamed Abu Salah, is behind he plot.
The cell, sources add, purchased a boat with a powerful engine and was planning to load it with explosives. A suicidal operative was to sail with the boat towards the targeted foreign ships. The terrorist who was to carry out the operation was granted the right to choose the target.
The cell involved in the plot was made up of three members — H. Rabeh, T. Belal, and M. Tarek — who all hail from the city of Annaba in northeastern Algeria.Now is the time at Jawa when we dance.
Investigations revealed that the three cell members used to frequent internet cafes and browse Jihadist websites and used fake names. After arousing suspicion with their strange behavior, electronic crime authorities started tracking them down.
According to the investigations, members of the now disbanded cell were originally recruited by now detained terrorist A. Soufian, also known as Abu Muslim al-Jazaeiri and who also hails from Annaba.
Soufian was in touch with terrorist Daghdagh Ahmed, also known as Abdel Illah, the head of the political and foreign relations committee in al-Qaeda.
Based on the detainees’ confessions, Soufian is trusted in all Jihadist forums for the inciting articles he posts on websites popular among Jihadists especial Menbar al-Tawhid and al-Jihad, run by Abu Mohamed al-Maqdissi, one of the most prominent jihadists known for inciting terrorist activists.
Kittehz of Terror!
There's a new terrorist threat in town...
Concord Patch: Concordian Lydia Lodynsky plans to present three petition articles at the April Town Meeting aimed at keeping cats close to home, and out of neighboring yards, reports Boston.com.A message posted by al-Kitteh operatives on a little known message board claimed responsibility for the attacks.
Lodynsky's yard, which used to be filled with colorful birds of all types, is now home to just run-of-the-mill sparrows and such after neighborhood cats have preyed on her beloved birds.
"Watching this all in my own yard literally made me sick," Lodynsky told Boston.com. "This no longer is respite for me - it has become a detriment to my health. I have become a victim in my own yard to terrorist cats that kill everything in sight."
Israel Strikes Gaza Munitions
Israeli Air Force aircraft struck a weapons manufacturing site in Gaza, along with two tunnels used by terrorists in northern Gaza, and a third tunnel also used by terrorist groups, in Southern Gaza.
According to an IDF statement, direct hits were confirmed. The air force said the strike was in response to mortar attacks that originated from Gaza over the weekend, affirming it’s long standing policy that Hamas is responsible for attacks originating from the Gaza strip.
“The IDF will not tolerate any attempt to harm Israeli civilians, and will operate against anyone who uses terror against the State of Israel. The Hamas terror organization is solely responsible for any terrorist activity emanating from the Gaza Strip,” the IDF said in their statement.
Woman Has Two Vaginas
(High Wycombe, England) A 27-year-old local woman, Hazel Jones, has two vaginas, two wombs and two cervixes, a rare condition called uterus didelphys.
Recently, Jones appeared on an ITV television program to discuss the condition, relating that she needed to "effectively lose her virginity twice."
'Once I found out what it was I told everybody,' she told TV hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield.It's surprising that Jones didn't know she had the condition until she consulted a doctor at age 18.
'I thought it was amazing and it's definitely an ice-breaker at parties'
She added: 'If women want to have a look, I'm quite happy to show them, it's not something I'm embarrassed by.'
She added that she once asked a school friend which 'hole' she should use for a tampon, but became too embarrassed to continue the conversation after her friend thought she meant she put it up her bottom.Wikipedia estimates that one in every 3,000 women have the condition. Many don 't suffer problems. (More….)
Caution: Graphic NSFW image in extended entry.
Update by Howie: I think that image might be a bit much. So I changed the embed to a link, for God's sake whatever you do do not click it! OMG! ;)
Update: Here's a NSFW video of the actual girl in the story, its way way way better than the pic above, thank goodness for that. In fact I'd hit it .... twice. That first picture almost made me understand teh ghey.
January 23, 2012
Pookie's Toons 1-23-12
Confirmed: Obama More Concerned About Reelection than Winning in Afghanistan
(And Why Newt is Starting to Remind me of Obama)
Via Hot Air, the "agenda free" Washington Post thinks the takeaway from this story is that Gen. Patraeus is such a gosh darn good trooper. Hey, look, he disagreed with the President's surge drawdawn in Afghanistan and here he is now serving as head of CIA. Why can't we all just get along and OBEY The One?
Or, at least, that's how I see the excerpts from Broadwell and Loeb's new book printed in WaPo about the man who won the second phase of the Iraq war.
But look closer at what's going on here. This isn't the story of David Patraeus sucking up his pride and obeying his boss.
No, this is the story about a boss who's more interested in reelection than he is in winning a war.
Patraeus argued that drawing down troops before the end of 2012 would forfeit the gains made in the Afghanistan surge.
But Obama didn't care. There is no military reason -- none, zero, zilch -- why troops need to come home this summer and not in November, when Patraeus argued was the natural end to the Afghan "fighting season".
There's only one reason Obama wants those troops home, so he can win reelection.
He doesn't care one damn bit about the lives of the men sacrificed in the surge. He cares only about his reelection.
The man does not care about victory, he cares only about himself.
Oh, sure, he thinks that by winning reelection he's saving America. He is, after all, the savior. Therefore the sacrifices of the troops are really not about him, but about America.
They died so that America may have life. He is but the intermediary. As Obama fares, so fares America.
They did not die for him, but for America. For, you see, he is America made incarnate.
The man has to go. We cannot take four more years of this egomaniac in office.
There is no other explanation. None. I'd love to give him the benefit of the doubt, but the facts outweigh any other plausible explanation.
In fact, any other counter narrative is even worse. For at least Obama the egomaniac believes his victory is America's victory.
Over the past month I've argued that Newt was my guy. To be honest, I'm not so sure anymore. My doubts first came when he started attacking Romney for being a successful businessman. Wait, was this the old Newt of the GOPAC days or was this some #OWS protester?
But this business with his second wife and their ugly divorce, you know what? It sounds plausible to me.
Remember that first week after the third round of Hermann Cain accusations and how so many on the right rallied around him and decried the unfair media for attacking a successful conservative black man? Oh how we hated the media for attacking him.
And then, one day, we woke up and realized that Cain was probably guilty of the accusations. That regardless of the media attack on him, he probably was the cad he was alleged to be.
And now I have that same fear of Newt Gingrich. That maybe it's not just all media hype, maybe he is the egomaniac that many around him accuse him of being. That he actually thought enough of himself that he could have a wife and a mistress.
And if that's true, then God help me but we don't need that kind of an egomaniac in office either.
Any one who thinks they're so awesome that they should be President is someone with an inflated sense of self worth.
But just because all Presidential candidates are egoist doesn't make them all egomaniacs.
Clearly, Obama is an egomaniac. He's more interested in his own reelection than the lives of our troops.
But, how does Gingrich's ego compare? I don't know, but some of his ex-wife's accusations seem plausible to me.
Not that he asked her for an "open marriage", as she characterizes the conversation. But that no, he wasn't going to stop sleeping with his mistress but he didn't want her to divorce him because that would hurt his political career.
You can characterize that as an "open marriage", but he's not asking to be a swinger as the phrase implies.
Yeah, I think that about nails how I see things.
He thinks he's so important to America that he didn't want a second divorce to ruin his chances or America's prospect for a bright and glorious future.
That, my friends, is the very essence of egomania. Someone who thinks they're so important that the normal rules don't apply to them, and who's personality is so great that they personally will save the world.
Kind of like someone else we know. Someone who's Presidency is so important that his reelection comes before anything else, even the very lives of the troops.
I know that President Obama is that bad. I'm beginning to fear the same thing about Newt.
I hope I'm wrong. I hope that Newt has finally found religion. This is, what, his third religion he's embraced as an adult?
It's almost as if a pattern is emerging here ....
I'm not saying people can't change, they can. I have a very close relative who found religion late in life. He was a different person at 70 than he was at 30. But there were years and years intervening in which trust was rebuilt between himself and the ones he hurt.
The thing is, Newt only got remarried in 2000. I've been married longer than Newt.
The other day they were talking about him on the news and I had to turn it off.
My 12 year old daughter had walked in the room and I didn't want to have to explain to her what exactly an "open marriage" was.
People, that is not a good sign. Is it possible that I, and others, have let Newt's debating skills get to us? That we were ready to conveniently forget all the baggage that Newt brings with him because he is the most articulate in attacking our political foes?
That baggage -- that arrogance -- is tied to Newt's sense of his own greatness. That he wants to insert himself into history on the coattails of his heroes Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II.
Yeah, I think that's it.
I know why I'm no longer in the tank for Newt Gingrich. He reminds me too much of Barrack Obama.
American Detained In Chicago
Planned to Join Islamic Jihad Union
AURORA, Colo. (AP) — The FBI arrested a refugee from Uzbekistan at Chicago's O'Hare airport on charges that he planned to travel overseas to fight for a terrorist group and give up his life if necessary, an official said Monday.CBS reports his other aliases are Abumumin Turkistony and Abu Mumin. A copy of the complaint is here.
However, there was no evidence that suspect Jamshid Muhtorov was plotting attacks inside the United States, authorities said.
Muhtorov, 35, of Aurora, Colo., was arrested Saturday by members of the FBI's Denver and Chicago Joint Terrorism Task Forces.
Muhtorov, who goes by several other names, was indicted for providing and attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization. Prosecutors allege he planned to fight for the Islamic Jihad Union, which has been blamed for suicide attacks in Uzbekistan and claimed responsibility for numerous attacks against coalition forces in Afghanistan.
Muhtorov was arrested without incident before he could board a flight to Istanbul, Turkey, said Dean Boyd, a spokesman for the U.S. Justice Department in Washington.
...Investigators obtained a search warrant for Muhtorov's apartment for a laptop computer, a Blackberry cellphone, and permission to search two email accounts they said were used by Muhtorov, according to the indictment.
The FBI said Muhtorov communicated with a contact with the terror organization by email using code words, asking to be invited to the "wedding." He also told the contact that he was "ready for any task, even with the risk of dying." the FBI said
Ministry of Boobies: Traffic Cam Edition
Short List: A motorist is threatening legal action after a cop camera apparently caught him speeding while cupping his female passenger's breast.There's only one explanation for this..
Incredibly it later emerged that the woman in the picture is not his wife but a local university student.
Deng said: "I was driving alone that day, and there was no one in my passenger seat," he insisted.
This Isn't the Hurriya You're Looking For
Like rusty says, "Muslims decide what Islam is." Not us nor our self delusions about what we think Islam should be.
The tumult indelibly dubbed “the Arab Spring” in the West, by the credulous and the calculating alike, is easier to understand once you grasp two basics. First, the most important fact in the Arab world — as well as in Iran, Turkey, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and other neighboring non-Arab territories — is Islam. It is not poverty, illiteracy, or the lack of modern democratic institutions. These, like anti-Semitism, anti-Americanism, and an insular propensity to buy into conspiracy theories featuring infidel villains, are effects of Islam’s regional hegemony and supremacist tendency, not causes of it. One need not be led to that which pervades the air one breathes.A bit later in the piece is what I think is one of its best points. Concepts such as Freedom are lost in the translation between Arabic and English, Islamic and Western culture..
The second fact is that Islam constitutes a distinct civilization. It is not merely an exotic splash on the gorgeous global mosaic with a few embarrassing cultural eccentricities; it is an entirely different way of looking at the world. We struggle with this truth, which defies our end-of-history smugness. Enthralled by diversity for its own sake, we have lost the capacity to comprehend a civilization whose idea of diversity is coercing diverse peoples into obedience to its evolution-resistant norms.
So we set about remaking Islam in our own progressive image: the noble, fundamentally tolerant Religion of Peace. We miniaturize the elements of the ummah (the notional global Muslim community) that refuse to go along with the program: They are assigned labels that scream “fringe!” — Islamist, fundamentalist, Salafist, Wahhabist, radical, jihadist, extremist, militant, or, of course, “conservative” Muslims adhering to “political Islam.”
We consequently pretend that Muslims who accurately invoke Islamic scripture in the course of forcibly imposing the dictates of classical sharia — the Islamic legal and political system — are engaged in “anti-Islamic activity,” as Britain’s former home secretary Jacqui Smith memorably put it. When the ongoing Islamization campaign is advanced by violence, as inevitably happens, we absurdly insist that this aggression cannot have been ideologically driven, that surely some American policy or Israeli act of self-defense is to blame, as if these could possibly provide rationales for the murderous jihad waged by Boko Haram Muslims against Nigerian Christians and by Egyptian Muslims against the Copts, the persecution of the Ahmadi sect by Indonesian and Pakistani Muslims, or the internecine killing in Iraq of Sunnis by Shiites and vice versa — a tradition nearly as old as Islam itself — which has been predictably renewed upon the recent departure of American troops.
The main lesson of the Arab Spring ought to be that this remaking of Islam has happened only in our own minds, for our own consumption. The Muslims of the Middle East take no note of our reimagining of Islam, being, in the main, either hostile toward or oblivious to Western overtures. Muslims do not measure themselves against Western perceptions, although the shrewdest among them take note of our eagerly accommodating attitude when determining what tactics will best advance the cause.
In this self-imposed ignorance, most Americans still do not know that hurriya, Arabic for “freedom,” connotes “perfect slavery” or absolute submission to Allah, very nearly the opposite of the Western concept. Even if we grant for argument’s sake the dubious proposition that all people crave freedom, Islam and the West have never agreed about what freedom means.So if you've ever told an Islamist that the word freedom doesn't mean what he think it means. For instance trading the dictatorship of Ghadafi for the hard core Islamic Sharia is not exactly what you had in mind...well yeah...
Bibles Desecrated in SF, Christians Riot
Oh, wait, the actual headline should read: Bibles desecrated in San Francisco by rioting #OWSers as they assault police officers, Christians react as they always do, which is to say calmly and like adults.
Obama the "Vulture Socialist"
I haven't linked to WND since they went birther on us. In fact, I vowed I would never link them again. But, "Vulture Socialist"? Yeah, that's too good a catch phrase to pass up:
Obama is a ‘vulture socialist’
Obama took money from Americans by force (did you think the IRS was voluntary?) and borrowed money from the Chinese when taxation did not yield enough money. Obama then applied the money to create/subsidize companies to make products he knew people didn’t want at prices they could not afford....
Afraid that Americans are catching on to his “vulture socialism,” Obama is already running TV ads for his re-election touting the creation of “2.7 million jobs” from “America’s clean energy industry.” Many of those jobs were already in place before Obama took office, and many more are now endangered by the fact that the market is not buying what Obama is selling. As happened in Spain, for every green job created, 2.5 jobs in existing manufacturing have been lost....
Using government force, Obama spends $10 billion per day (and borrows more than $4 billion of that per day) to keep the federal Leviathan on course to “utterly transform” our economy and erode American freedoms.
And Mitt Romney, the guy who specializes in turning around failing enterprises and would apply that expertise to the failing federal government, is the bad guy?
Images: Taliban Proudly Murder 15 Pakistanis
Here's a vidcap from the latest Taliban propaganda video in which they shoot 15 men in the back of the head.
Just a reminder: the Taliban produced this video, it didn't get accidentally leaked.
They're proud when the murder people.
If pissing on dead Taliban offends a certain portion of the Islamic world, then the real problem is in the Islamic world not with the act of pissing on dead terrorists.
And yes, they are terrorists.
Mostly I'm just venting here. I know our soldiers should be better than pissing on some dead bastard. But for chrissake, let's have a little perspective here.
Main Stream Media PSA
The only candidates running for president that are not an unthinkable dark black evil are Obama and Romney.
That is all.
In an article, the Associated
with terrorists Press tries to waterdown a hate-filled speech by Palestinian's top Muslim cleric. Since the cleric's comments cannot be repudiated using Islamic texts, the press instead tries to weaken them by offering alternatives. The attempt only illustrates the AP's lack of understanding about the Quran:
The Quran, Islam's holy book, offers contradictory attitudes toward Jews and Christians. There are texts that enshrine tolerance and respect for other faiths, while others are spiked with hatred and incitement.
The text is not contradictory to those who understand the Quran. The Islamic holy book itself provides clarification in verse 2:106: "None of Our revelations do We abrogate or cause to be forgotten, but We substitute something better or similar: Knowest thou not that Allah Hath power over all things?"
The Quran was compiled, not in chronological order, but rather by length of each chapter. If you did sort the book by chronological order, you'd discover two things - first, the earlier chapters were revealed by Muhammad when he lived in Mecca and the later chapters were revealed after he left to Medina. Second, that the Mecca verses are more peaceful while the Medina verses call for force and violence.
This isn't coincidental. While in Mecca, Muhammad had few followers. He attempted to convert people through persuasion. When they laughed at him and his new 'faith,' he tried to maintain composure with peaceful verses such as 109:6, "Unto you your religion, and unto me my religion."
It was only after he fled Mecca that he became angry and bitter, and this was reflected in later verses in the Quran. The new verses were increasingly violent and intolerant in direct contradiction to earlier verses. When his followers began to notice this, Allah, via Muhammad, conveniently added verse 2:106, which essentially replaced earlier, peaceful verses with "something better."
All holy books have contradictions. After all, they may contain the words of gods, but they were written by humans. Where the Quran stands alone is with its specific instruction on how these contradictions should be recognized. That isn't to say Muslims can't choose to follow the peaceful verses while ignoring the violent ones. They certainly may.
But lets stop pretending that radical clerics and Islamists are the ones taking verses out of context and "misunderstanding" the words of Muhammad. If we are to defeat radical Islamists, we need to first acknowledge that their motivation is a very real part of Islamic history. Let us - all of us, peaceful Muslims and non-Muslims alike - stop making this politically correct category error. It only puts us at a disadvantage.
Zombie Apocalypse Begins
A few abnormalities were noted in South Carolina recently. Zombie experts predict the number of Zombie sightings will gradually increase over the next several months, reaching a culmination on or around November 6th, 2012.
After that date, it's every living person for himself.
U.S. drone attacks kill at least 4 in Pakistan: officials
U.S. drone aircraft fired missiles in Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal region on Monday, killing at least four militants, intelligence officials and tribesmen said, the latest strikes in a resumption of the air campaign.I guess the check cleared..
The unacknowledged Central Intelligence Agency drone program, a key element in President Barack Obama's counter-terrorism strategy, was seemingly paused after a November 26 NATO cross-border air attack killed 24 Pakistani soldiers, triggering fury. The United States resumed the program on January 10.
In Monday's attacks, two missiles hit a vehicle in the village of Degan, and another two struck a house in nearby Mohammedkhel village.
Intelligence officials said the strike on the vehicle killed mostly Turkmen, who were possibly members of al Qaeda. There may be more casualties, the officials added.
January 22, 2012
*Sticky* The Blog Sabbath Caption Contest: Rerun Edition
In the comments of the original post, I saw some contenders. Now make it count. Fatwas will be issued. You should take a number, however.
Have a great Sunday and go Patriots! Uh, go Baltimore! No? Go Giants! Eh? Forty Niners?
What's under the fold does NOT count toward the caption contest.
Bah, their season is over, but I still say GO PACK GO!
Churches Give Refuge To #Occupy Protesters; Protesters Repay By Stealing Items And Peeing On Cross
New York churches offered shelter to #Occupy protesters, who repaid the kindness by stealing church items and pi$$ing on crosses (emphasis mine):
In Brooklyn, at another church housing OWS protesters, an occupier urinated on a cross, according to Rabbi Chaim Gruber, who has angrily abandoned the OWS movement. [...]
At West Park, Rev. Brashear walked into the church for a morning service to find the 18-inch-diameter bronze basin and lid missing from the baptismal font’s 800-pound base. Holy water — straight from the River Jordan — had been poured from the missing basin insert into the base’s bowl. (Source)
I'm not surprised by this news. And the churches shouldn't be surprised. #Occutards have no respect for anything.
Obama supports the #Occupy protesters.
Pelosi blesses them.
@AlecBaldwin thinks they're "good".
Below the fold, the list.
US drone strike in Somalia kills Britain-linked al-Qaeda agent
Al Qaeda just lost another senior leader...this one is going to sting a little.
A US drone strike killed one of the most senior al-Qaeda agents in Somalia, a Lebanese jihadist who grew up in Britain and who was believed to have helped plan the World Cup bombings in Kampala, it was confirmed on Sunday.....
Bilaal al-Barjawi, who reportedly lived in West London until moving to East Africa seven years ago, died when three American-launched missiles hit his convoy of vehicles as they drove south of Mogadishu, the Somali capital.
He had been fighting alongside Somalia's al-Shabaab Islamists since 2006 and was previously al-Qaeda's head of intelligence in Kenya, authorities said.
He was seen as second-in-command to Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, who directed al-Qaeda's bombings of the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998.
Al-Barjawi reportedly worked for a West London refrigeration and air-conditioning company before moving to East Africa. The Foreign Office denied reports that he was a British national.
Al-Shabaab celebrated his death in a statement on a jihadist website, using his alias Abu Hafsa.
If It's The Enemy Getting Killed, It's War P0rn
This is the Wikileaks video many of you will remember. Two Reuters camera men were killed during this engagement. What Reuters, and Wikileaks, failed to mention was that these camera men were helping the insurgents prepare an attack against U. S. Troops.
(You can read more about the incident at Collateral Murder - The Wikileaks Deception. The post includes lots of background information and reports on suspicious activity.)
So, as far as I'm concerned, they got what they deserved, and we got some great war p0rn footage to enjoy.
Real Actors, Real Men, Real Seals
(Hat Tip: Carol's Blog)
Act of Valor is a new anti-terrorism movie that employs active duty Navy Seals as the actors. It really looks like a great movie, but I will be disappointed if it makes the terrorists some politically correct villains like Neo-Nazis or 'Christian Fundamentalists.'
Still, looks like a good combat movie. Here's a short video about the making of it. Visit the Act of Valor website for more info and for trailers.
PS: Just finished watching "We Were Soldiers." Damn you, Mel Gibson! Why did you have to turn out to be antisemitic?
Good Gun Control Foils Waffle House Robbery
SPARTANBURG (AP) -- The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office says a man attempting to rob a local Waffle House at gunpoint was shot and killed by a customer carrying a concealed weapon.
Lt. Tony Ivey said two men entered the restaurant early Saturday morning and at least one was carrying a handgun. A customer with a concealed weapons permit drew his gun, and fired when one of the suspects pointed the weapon at him.
Spartanburg County Coroner Charles Clevenger identified the dead man as Dante Lamont Williams of Roebuck, who turned 19 years old on Saturday.
The second suspect fled the restaurant after Williams was shot. Ivey said it's not clear if the other person was wounded in the shooting.
No customers or employees were hurt in the incident.
Obama Just Doing What He Learned in Illinois
A great article on the fiscal situation in Illinois and how politicians see tax increases as an excuse to spend more, not a tool for fiscal discipline.
Two days ago, I explained that tax increases are bad policy.Illinois latest trick is to up nursing home licenses up by 1100% because see that's not a "tax increase".
More specifically, I warned that giving more money to government exacerbates fiscal problems because politicians respond to the expectation of more revenue by spending more than otherwise would be the case. And since they usually over-estimate how much revenue a tax hike will generate, that creates an even bigger fiscal mess.
Not surprisingly, I cited Europe to bolster my case. The tax burden has increased enormously in Europe over the past several decades, but that obviously hasn’t prevented a fiscal crisis in nations such as Greece and Portugal. And tax hikes haven’t precluded deteriorating conditions in countries such as Belgium and France.
But I also cited Illinois, which just got downgraded by Moody’s – even though state politicians just imposed a record tax hike.
This caused some angst for a lefty blogger in Illinois, who wrote that, “Operational spending is down since the Illinois tax hike.”
I gather he thinks this is some sort of gotcha moment, but two sentences later he admits that, “If Illinois hadn’t increased its taxes, it would’ve had to cut $7 billion more from spending to balance its budget.”
In other words, his post confirms my point about higher taxes translating into higher spending. He openly admits that the tax hike was a substitute for spending restraint.
Illinois recently doubled its income tax, sold our lottery, etc etc and every move that the politicians sell as a move to balance the budget becomes income with which to make payments on even more debt.
Obama is just running the nation the same way he learned to ruin things in his home state.
Recently Illinois has been having to grant companies special tax breaks as business threaten to flee to more friendly states such as Indiana. Which has a better tax rate as well as a balanced budget.
Terrorist Group Claims Setting Forrest Fires in Nevada
(Declaring war on America by setting fire to Nevada forests)There has been a large brush fire near Reno recently.
Allah Almighty says: (And wage war on all of the idolaters as they are waging war on all of you) 36 Surah At-Taubah
Allah have granted a group of our brothers from the lions of Masadat Al-Mujahidin at 8:00 in the day before yesterday Thursday 25 Safar 1433 A.H. corresponding 19 January 2012 to set fire in the forests of Nevada in the Reno region.
And we by this great event and paradigm shift declare the following:
1. we declare our full responsibility of setting fire in the Nevada forests in America.
2. we declare widening the area of war and transferring it currently to inside America and soon to elsewhere.
3. we give the enemies of Islam and the allies of the Jews who occupy the land of Palestine three months beginning from the date of this statement to disown from the Jews who occupy the land of Palestine, and their actions against our Moslem brothers, and we demand the end of their alliances that oppress our rights as owners of the land, or we will be forced to extend our war until it spreads in all the lands that plot with our enemies.
4. we emphasize that targeting the so called Israel and its allies headed by America in every kind of targeting including fighting and all the types of peoples civilian and military is an individual obligation (Fradu Ayin) on every Moslem until the liberation of Palestine, and all their armies are expelled from the Moslem lands, and Allah's Word become the uppermost and religion is all for Allah.
5. we also point out that fighting the Jews and their allies is easy to those who want to repel their evil on the Moslems, and here you see with your own eyes what simple materials can do, that are cheap in your enemy, and how much damages it can inflict in them, so we incite the Moslem Ummah to participate in this blessed work and move their inherent energies for that.
This blessed Gazwa comes within a series of Gazawat that we declared and have previously begun and which will Insha’Allah destroy the edifices of the hateful Jewish occupation, until the Jews return from where they came since they have no place among us, and until the global alliances with the occupying Jews who occupy the land of the Moslems.
May Allah bless the soldiers of Al-Rahman and lions of Tawhid, may Allah aim their shooting and steadfast their feet, and accept from them their jihad and good deeds, because they made the friend happy and annoyed the foe.
And we say to the Jews and their agents this is a disgrace for you in this Dunya, and you have a big punishment in the hereafter, so have tidings with what you hate we have for you more, and do what you want, your cunning won’t benefit you and your scheme won’t benefit you, either we live under the governance of Allah or we seek shade under the Shadow of Allah.
والله أكبر الله أكبر .. ولله العزة ولرسوله وللمجاهدين.
وَاللّهُ غَالِبٌ عَلَى أَمْرِهِ وَلَكِنَّ أَكْثَرَ النَّاسِ لاَ يَعْلَمُونَ.
General command of Masadat Al-Mujahidin
Saturday 27 Safar 1433 A.h.
Corresponding 21 January 2012
US authorities have blamed he fire on improper disposal of ashes from a fireplace by and elderly man.
At the moment I tend to think its a false claim, a form of disinformation. But its prudent to be mindful of these claims. The Muj very much wish they had caused this.
January 21, 2012
Newt: “I Want America To Become So Energy Independent That No American President Ever Again Bows To The Saudi King.”
(Hat Tip: Gateway Pundit)
Newt Set To Win SC Primary
By attacking the media and Obama, Newt is speaking for the average Conservative voter. If he keeps up this line of attack, instead of dividing Conservatives by focusing on other GOP candidates, he may win the nomination.
I know not everyone wants Newt to win. I can't say who'll hold up better against Obama. I think Newt or Mitt can win against Obama. But out of the GOP field, I think Newt is the best choice for America.
Newt Gingrich stormed toward an upset over Mitt Romney Saturday night in the South Carolina primary.
That's according to exit polls, which showed the former House speaker ahead of the former Massachusetts governor overall. Gingrich was leading by a wide margin among the state's conservatives, tea party supporters and born-again Christians. (Source)
Update: AP link above doesn't seem to be working now, so HERE is an updated link.
Plant Investigated for Islamophobia
They dumped pig blood in a river. Hate crime!
The Force is Strong w/ These Muts
Yeah, we ran this already. But I've received like 10 emails with the same link since then, so I gather we need to repost the video.
Also, it's awesome.
Nigerian Terrorist Group Boko Haram Murders 120 Muslims in Northern Nigeria
A series of coordinated bombings in the northern Nigerian city of Kano have left scores dead. News reports say at least 120 people were killed Friday in attacks that targeted police stations and government buildings.And Islamic education is ....????
The radical Islamist group Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for the attacks.
A 24-hour curfew is in force in the predominately Muslim city, Nigeria's second largest.
Salusi Radiu, a reporter for VOA's Hausa Service, says that over a period of 90 minutes, he counted more than 24 blasts in Kano. Abubakar Jibril, the city's emergency coordinator, described conditions as chaotic following the attacks.
A spokesman for Boko Haram told reporters the bombings were in retaliation for the arrest of several sect members in Kano.
The militant group is blamed for increased attacks in Nigeria, including a Christmas Day bombing near a Catholic church on the edge of Abuja, the Nigerian capital, that left nearly 40 people dead.
Nigeria is divided between a largely Christian south and a mostly Muslim north.
Despite a state of emergency declared by the country's president, Goodluck Jonathan, the attacks across northern Nigeria and in the southern capital have continued unabated.
Boko Haram, whose name means "Western education is sacrilegious" in Hausa, the main language of the north, says it is working to implement Islamic law across Nigeria, Africa's most populous country.
Irony Of Ironies
Dennis Haysbert, the liberal actor who ironically portrayed the non liberal President Palmer on the non liberal show "24" starring the liberal Keifer Sutherland who killed many Muslim terrorists shows up on.... a jihadist blog.
Sorry for no link to the actual site, maybe in the future.
January 20, 2012
Sandcrawler PSA: Vote Gingrich!
Islam4UK Goons Advocating Death Penalty for Gays found Guilty
You know, it's hard to express disdain for the fact that there's no freedom of speech in the UK when those convicted under a fascist "hate law" ... are even bigger fascists.
When one finds oneself agreeing with Anjem Choudary on anything, then truly one has reason to weep.
screenshot by HMF
This must be what it felt like when the Soviets started their final drive into Germany:
Three British Muslim men were found guilty on Friday of stirring up hatred by distributing leaflets calling for the death of homosexuals in what prosecutors said was a landmark case.Serious, it's a sad day when a "democracy" outlaws purely political speech. Even at the height of the Cold War it was legal to advocate stupid & legal things, like communism.
The men, from Derby, had posted and handed out pamphlets near their local mosque with the title "Death Penalty?" featuring a mannequin hanging from a noose and saying gay people would to go to hell.
The leaflets were part of a protest by a group of Muslim men against a forthcoming Gay Pride parade in the city.
Ihjaz Ali, Kabir Ahmed and Razwan Javed became the first people in Britain to be found guilty under a law introduced in 2010 making it an offence to stir up hatred on the grounds of sexual orientation.
And the legal standard by which the men were convicted? Feelings:
The jury at Derby Crown Court heard how one witness had felt he was being targeted and feared he would be burned, said Sue Hemming from the Crown Prosecution Service.As you know, I'm no extremist when it comes to the First Amendment nor am I an advocate of an absolute right to speech which trumps, say, the right of a country to defend itself.
But advocating for the death penalty for gays is not the same as supporting enemies in a time of war. That our enemies might also believe that is incidental. Plenty of our alleged "allies" already have the death penalty for gays. For instance, Saudi Arabia.
If anything, we should be encouraging the followers of Anjem Choudary and others in the "Islam4" movement around the globe to say things like this more often and more openly. Stupid hate speech laws only make it easier for the public to make believe that sharia law isn't a threat to essential and fundamental liberties.
Cases like this just make the true enemies of freedom look like victims. Anjem Choudary, who doesn't actually believe in free speech, gets to stand up and make pronouncements about the West's hypocrisy on this essential freedom. And for once, he's right.
Any law that puts Anjem Choudary and those who would literally do away with such basic liberties such as freedom of speech & religion on the right side of it, is a law that needs immediate repealing.
Pookie's Toons 1-20-12
And Rusty is teh ghey.
Hawaii, the South of France, Somalia: Great Destinations for Jihadi Travel
If you go to Somalia on "jihad vacation", you might want to bring that kevlar vest: Somalia is the new hotspot on the ‘jihadi tourism’ trail
I'm thinking it's kind of like those sex tours to Thailand. Except, when they give you the "basket treatment" there's a goat instead of a midget. I dunno, Vinnie would the be expert on that.
Thanks to Rahm.
Obama Wants Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!
It's funny because it's true.
Thanks to Kim Priestap
Carter: Islamist Tool
(Hat Tip: Jihad Watch)
That wasn't a stomp you saw on video.
Egypt's Military Ruler assured Jimmy Carter that Egyptian soldiers did not harm any female protesters. In fact, the misleading video that purports to show a female protester being beaten and stomped was actually showing soldiers trying to help her cover her "provocative attire."
(An Egyptian soldier
Carter wrote (emphasis mine):
I was received with a friendly welcome as I congratulated the military leaders for what seemed to be a successful election, and then asked a number of questions. It seemed that the SCAF had full confidence that there would be accommodation to their demands by the Muslim Brotherhood and their coalition partners as the new government is formed. Instead of the reported 12,000 mostly political prisoners being held for trials in military courts, the Field Marshal stated that there were no more than 3,000, all of whom were guilty of criminal acts and being tried in civilian courts. He stated that the widely promulgated videos showing military attacks on demonstrators and a woman "with the blue brassiere" were all falsified. He said the soldiers were actually helping the woman re-clothe herself with what was provocative attire.
Clearly, we were all wrong in assuming what we saw in the video was a woman being abused. The soldiers were only trying to help her... to cover her... with their feet and batons...
Next time, let's not all be so quick to judge.
Obama Settles On Re-Election Campaign Theme
Loving you whether, whether
Times are good or bad, happy or sad
(Hat Tip: Gateway Pundit)
Below the fold, my theme for Obama.
Child Molester Offs Self in Prison
Its hard to feel good about any part of this except the ending.
Yemen's counter-terror chief hands town to al Qaeda: opposition
Hundreds of "militants" waltzed into Raada, a town a few hundred miles from Yemen's capital, and took over several government buildings, emptied the jail and assumed positions at the base of the elite Republican Guard, headed by President Saleh's son, Ahmed, the point man for the US on counter-terror operations.
The Yemeni opposition, local Sheikhs and residents charge that Prince Ahmed gave up the town without a fight in order to create chaos and delay the presidential election scheduled for Feb 21. The Republican Guard is also responsible for much of the violence toward the protesters, ie- an al Qaeda facilitating murderer is the US's main contact on CT efforts.
The upcoming presidential election is an uncontested. Saleh's VP has been endorsed by the opposition and will have a two year term. The Yemeni public has refused the US endorsed, UN brokered transition plan which affords immunity to Saleh for all his crimes over the last 33 years as well as many of his aids.
Protests across Yemen continue daily against the plan which is the diametric opposite of what the protesters were trying to achieve, an entire regime change and a transitional council to guide the shift to a parliamentary system. Instead the US plan puts the fractured regime back together in a unity government.
Many in Yemen are also concerned that the US/Saudi approved transition plan elevated the Islamic Reform party, Islah, into power ministries and other leadership positions that they would not have attained otherwise.
CNN:This comes as thousands of anti-Saleh protesters marched in the streets of Radda on Wednesday, condemning what they say was an act of treachery by relatives of Saleh.In addition to the protests in Raada, the provincial capital al Bayhad held a mass protest against the al Qaeda presence on Tuesday.
"Saleh's nephew and son handed over the town to the militants. They wanted al Qaeda to take over the town to raise the tension in the country," said Sameer Ashtal, a youth protester in Radda.
He added, "Saleh is willing to destroy to the entire country for the sake of himself, and that is why he has to leave power."
Marchers in Radda chanted, "Saleh's family sold Radda. He will stand trial for this crime."
Update: fighting erupted today between al Qaeda and the local tribesmen, who had given the terrorists a two day deadline to leave the town.
Oskar Versus Hair Dryer
A couple of months ago I posted a video of Oskar, a newly adopted blind kitten. (If you haven't seen it before, or don't remember it, go watch now. We'll wait here.)
I thought those who enjoyed that video might like to know how he is doing. Oskar now has his own Youtube channel. This is one of several videos posted there:
Fancy James? This Is What Can Happen To You
(May be NSFW. Movie make-up gore.)
Seriously. Mates don't let mates fancy James.
Tagged And Bagged
Looks like we smoked a big one.
U.S. and Pakistani sources told Reuters that the target of the attack was Aslam Awan, a Pakistani national from Abbottabad, the same town where Osama bin Laden was killed last May by a U.S. commando team. They said he was targeted in a strike by a U.S.-operated drone on January 10 directed at what news reports said was a compound near the town of Miranshah in the border province of North Waziristan.
That strike broke an undeclared eight-week hiatus in attacks by the armed, unmanned drones that patrol Pakistan's tribal areas and are a key weapon in U.S. President Barack Obama's counter-terrorism strategy.
The sources described Awan, who also was known by the nom-de-guerre Abdullah Khorasani, as a significant figure in the remaining core leadership of al Qaeda, which U.S. officials say has been sharply reduced by the drone campaign. Most of the drone attacks are conducted as part of a clandestine CIA operation.
Permit me to nitpick the two items I've made bold. First, It's Bush's counter terrorism strategy, and, second, if it's reported by Reuters, it's not exactly clandestine.
At any rate, I'm breaking out the Hammer.
Badges for Boobs
(Stockholm, Sweden) Walking into a lingerie company outlet called 'Change' in Sweden, expect to find the sales assistants wearing badges displaying their bra sizes.
For at least three years, distaff staffers have been required to sport their bust circumference and cup measurements to all who entered the stores.
However, there have been complaints. According to one anonymous employee,
”We have dirty old men coming into the shop looking at my cup size. Why should everyone get to know that? Guys selling underwear don't have to show their size.”I suggest that men will look at women's breasts regardless of whether or not a badge is worn. I would also suggest that salesmen wearing badges displaying their penis length and circumference measurements would likely cause a droop in business. (More….)
January 19, 2012
Gingrich Dismantles CNN's John King At Tonight's Debate
If you've heard or read about this elsewhere and are not sure what people are talking about, here you go.
I'm not as in the tank for Newt as my co-bloggers (I'm in the tank for anyone but Obummer), but damn, he sure can eviscerate the clods in the MSM with relative ease, can't he?
I Don't Think That Mario Puzo Would Have Written A Book About Today's Gangsters
The Corleone Family, criminal genius. These guys, not so much.
The gang members, ages 15 to 21, bragged about the shootings on the social media sites Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, he said.
Don't get me wrong, and take this snark for what it's worth. I don't draw a distinction between Mafia scumbags and any other criminal scumbags. But at least the mafia had the brains to come up with the concept of omerta.
You know, where you didn't talk.
Me Chinee, Me Play Joke, Me Put
Okay, that doesn't rhyme like the old joke we heard as a kid, but I'd rather have peepee in my coke than the ChiComs pulling this off successfully.
Oh, Hell, what am I complaining about? The ChiComs are our friends!
Ron Paul's Retardation RE: The Taliban
I couldn't believe what I was hearing when Ron Paul opened his mouth and absolute nonsense came out of (but I repeat myself) on the Taliban during the last debate. I was going to write something about it, but I got distracted.
Thank God for Andrew McCarthy, who does my job for me and smacks Rep. Paul down here.
To set this up, Paul made a couple of false assertions. Since I've heard him make similar assertions in the past we cannot dismiss his belief about the Taliban as a slip of the tongue or moment of confusion. He actually seems to believe this.
I'll take them in order.
First, Paul believes that the Taliban, "used to be our allies when we were fighting the Russians".
I can't believe the moron believes this. But he does.
while a number of the Taliban’s eventual founders were veterans of the anti-Soviet jihad, the fact is that the Taliban was not established as an organization until 1994. That is five years after the Soviet Union skulked out of Afghanistan and three years after [Afghanistan] collapsed.I thought that was common knowledge. At the very least, it should be for someone with serious aspirations to become President of the United States.
A lot of my undergrad students believe this, but they're mostly morons. I usually give the smart ones who believe this a pass since most of them weren't even born when the war in Afghanistan was raging and the country completely fell off the map when the Soviets withdrew.
But Ron Paul was in Congress when that body was voting on giving money to the resistance, and he was an adult when the Taliban took over. He must have been, what, 87 back in the early 1990s? He has no excuse for not understanding the history there.
Second, Paul believes that the Taliban's "main goal is to keep foreigners off their land .... The Taliban just says, “We don’t want foreigners."''
Umm, yeah. That's why they used to publicly whip women who showed too much eyebrow. Because they hate foreigners.
To begin with, the Taliban’s creation was a direct result not of foreign invasion but of Afghanistan’s internecine tribal warfare after the Soviets left and the Americans lost interest. Its unabashed goal was to crush Afghan factions that impeded its establishment of a retrograde sharia state.The Taliban were in power before the US invasion of Afghanistan, so how could any one one believe their goal is the expulsion of foreigners? They may want US and ISAF forces out, but not because that is their long term goal. They want us out because we stand in the way of them taking back over.
Moreover, if the Taliban are just a bunch of xenophobes who's only goal is getting rid of foreigners, then what were they doing hosting Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda -- foreigners, one and all -- prior to the invasion?
Ron Paul is an idiot.
I'm actually quite sympathetic to the argument that we need to disengage from the Islamic world. I'm sympathetic to the argument that maybe we should just let them have at it and not worry about winning hearts and minds. And maybe that would mean re-invading the same country over and over again. But last time I checked, all this nation building isn't paying big dividends and we had almost no casualties in either the Iraq invasion or the build up in Afghanistan.
So, some of the policy suggestions aren't nearly as loony as Paul makes them sound.
But the way he gets there reveals that Paul himself is a crazy idiot. His followers and libertarians in the Republican party would do much better if they found themselves another spokesman. Maybe his son Rand could pick up the banner?
The only comfort I have in the fact that nearly 20% of Republicans support this lunatic can be found in the fact that nearly 80% of Democrats support that other lunatic. You know, Barrack Obama.
Pookie's Toons 1-19-12
If ya'll want to use these as open threads be my guest.
Whoa: Feds Shut Down File Sharing Site Used by Terrorists
UPDATE: Anonymous Shuts Down Feds!
It looks like they served the indictment against the owners of Megaupload because it had become the #1 place to illegally swap movies. But it's also one of the places terrorists like to use to swap their videos, so, I'm not exactly crying over the loss.
Update: Why do I find that the Department of Justice website being shut down by the online terrorists at Anonymous ... funny? Because I am a very bad man:
Online activists Anonymous struck back almost instantly, shutting down both the US Justice Department and Universal Music's websites in a response called 'Operation Payback'.Brown then went on to say that they would attack Democrats who voted for SOPA. The problem is that this indictment had nothing to do with SOPA. It's still illegal to facilitate piracy, SOPA or no. But I wouldn't expect the dumbasses in Anonymous to get that.
As of 11:11am today, both websites were still down.
“It was in retaliation for Megaupload, as was the concurrent attack on Justice.gov,” said Anonymous operative Barret Brown.
Hizb ut-Tahrir Inspired Coup Foiled in Bangladesh
I know what you're saying, "Sheikh" Hassina, so how moderate can the government be? But in this case Sheikh is a name, not a title. And it's a she.
So, now you know one of the reasons the allegedly "moderate" Hisb ut-Tahrir wanted her gone:
Up to sixteen serving and retired army officers with "extreme religious views", with the backing of supporters overseas, were planning to overthrow the government of Sheikh Hasina.The "oversees forces" are alleged to be the former leader of the now banned Bangladeshi Hizb ut-Tahrir party.
And the way the plot was allegedly instigated? Through the internet.
There's a facebook page here dedicated to bringing about the coup, and a Wordpress blog here. Appparently, Hizb ut-Tahrir printed out flyers based on the allegations on those two web pages and distributed them around hoping to instigate support for the coup.
How do you say FAIL in Bengali?
Yeah, That About Sums it Up
That's a pretty accurate new slogan you got there Mr. President:
“We’re still working on it,” President Obama told ABC News’ Barbara Walters when asked about his slogan in an exclusive pre-Christmas interview.
Depends On Political Perspective
The GOP asserts that the 1,700 mile pipline would create 22,000 new jobs. Democrats claim those numbers are inflated. That's about 13 jobs per mile, if my math is correct.
Meanwhile, San Fransisco Democrats tout 1.7 mile (you read that correctly - just under two miles) subway extension that, they claim, will create 43,000 jobs - almost twice as many as the entire Canada to Texas pipeline would create. This comes out to about 25,300 jobs per mile.
I'm sure those numbers aren't inflated at all! /s
High School pictures of past, current, and future wannabe politicians and Royalty.
Whoever guesses them all will get a "So-What-Do-You-Want-A-Cookie?" Fatwa.
Church Bomber "Escapes" in Nigeria
Banana Republic doesn't describe the mess that is modern Nigeria with any amount of justice:
Nigerian police officials disclosed Wednesday that the suspected mastermind of the Christmas Day attacks - which claimed 38 lives - had escaped from police custody, it promptly sparked suspicions across Africa’s most populous nation.The national government conceded sharia law to Muslims in the North. This was supposed to appease the "moderate" Islamists enough to keep the country from sliding into civil war. It didn't work.
Kabiru Sokoto, the man suspected of planning the Christmas Day bombing at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, escaped while he was being transferred just outside the Nigerian capital of Abuja.
In a statement, a Nigerian federal police spokesman said police officers escorting Sokoto were attacked by suspected gang members, who broke the high-profile suspect free....
The news of Sokoto’s escape on Wednesday further fuelled those suspicions. “It is possible that he [Sokoto] was deliberately allowed to escape so he doesn’t make disclosures about the possible involvement of members of the security services and the police,” said Sani.
Live: Perry Endorsing Newt
I'm watching it right now live on CNN. The presser just started and he endorsed Newt!
Listen, I know Newt is flawed. His flaws, though, are personal. Romney seems to have no personal flaws. His flaws are all in his policy stances.
I, for one, am a policy guy. I think whoever we nominate is going to beat Obama.
I'm sorry, campaigns usually aren't won or lost based on anything the candidate himself ever said or did. For the most part, Republicans will vote Republican, Democrats for Democrats, and the squishy middle however they perceive the economy in general and will lay blame at whoever is in power.
Obama is going to lose. Who we nominate will be the next President of the United States.
That's not a 100% prediction, more like 70/30.
And, given my three choices: Romney, Santorum, or Gingrich -- I like Gingrich the best.
Sorry Santorum, you're just not Presidential material. It's a superficial judgement, but if my wife doesn't see it then you can bet millions of others won't either.
Sorry Romney, I just don't think you have the vision. You look like a President, but you just seem too willing to compromise.
Gingrich is a fighter. It's time we had a fighter
I guess now I know why Censored was so miffed and trying to blackmail everyone this morning. He was er, uh, a little sore ;)
Thanks to Oversee.net for responding favorably to our request.
Oh and I almost forgot.
But don't worry I left some for the rest of the Jawas.
Attempts To Blackmail Belgian Authorities Over Hate Charges Against Sharia4Belgium's Spokesperson Fouad Belkacem
From: censored31**************It looks to me as if Censored31 is suffering from anxiety over the impending separation of Fouad Belkacem and himself and wants to join him in prison on the buddy system.
Subject: Censored31 threatens to spread picture of naked Dutch SG of Justice
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2012 16:02:24 +0100
Moreover, the Belgian federal prosecutor himself will be in a difficult position when it appears that the Blog was removed because of the fact that it could show that the Belgian manmade justice was involved in 2 real cover-ups regarding an international child pornography and child prostitution network, the prosecutor may think they can just ban the Blog, but that has absolutely no use. Wasted energy! Censored31 has become a household name by the will of Allah the Almighty Ruler (Al-Hakâam). Of course I will do my best to fluff this matter to the bone out...to the fourth floor of the Atrium building of Belgacom if it is necessary. I will never surrender to child predators and their allies! Never! To the Jawa's: I will never quit till I die as a martyr Allah's willing! Is that clear? To the secret service: back off: I have a file on one of your members too (Van Landschoot): corruption etc....
Written by Censored31. The Blogger is the author of the Dutch book 'Al-Qaïda in opmars' and is an Internet journalist.
Very well. Glad to oblige.
CAIR dislikes Newt, one more good reason I like him.
CAIR said the release was prompted by the candidate's remarks Tuesday in Columbia when, asked if he would ever endorse a Muslim running for president.Who made them the spokesman for anybody anyway. Besides the irony is that bigotry against women, non-Muslims and Jews is codified into Sharia law, yet to reject Sharia draws accusations of bigotry and Islamophobia.
"It would depend entirely on whether they would commit in public to give up Shariah," Gingrich said.
"A truly modern person who happened to worship Allah would not be a threat, a person who belonged to any kind of belief in Shariah, any effort to impose it on the rest of us, would be a mortal threat," Gingrich told the crowd, adding that he's "totally opposed" to Shariah law being applied in American courts and favors a federal law that "preempts" its use.
You damn strait as a non-Muslim Sharia scares me, but there's nothing irrational about being against a system of law that designates you as subhuman and subjugated.
Something is Rotten in Iowa
Santorum actually won Iowa not Romney, or else we think he did because the votes for 8 precincts cannot be accounted for or something?
And you thought that pile of half rotten soybeans down at the elevator smelled bad.
We're Number 26!
Which makes us... Lets see 22/3....carry the one..
Uh #8.6!.....yeah that's it!
January 18, 2012
Taliban Executes Afghan Police Commander & Desecrates Body; Mainstream Media Silent
Remember this? The Taliban executes an Afghan Police officer with an 88mm gun and then desecrates his body. The mainstream media was completely silent about it.
But then, several U. S. Marines pee on the bodies of those same savages, and the media & leftists want blood.
This should certainly tell you which side the liberals are on.
The List Gets Longer
Tonight, I had to add "lynching" to the list of things found at the #Occupy protests that never happened at any Tea Party protests.
Remember, Obama supports them.
Pelosi blesses them.
@AlecBaldwin thinks they're "good".
Latest list below the fold.
Links to all the things listed can be found here:
SHOCKER: Ex-Wife to Reveal Newt Had .... AFFAIR
This is news to me. I mean, golly, if only I had known Newt cheated on his wife.
And that he's divorced. This is all so ..... shocking!
Why has no one in the media bothered to cover this?
Thank God ABC is brave enough to go where no other media outlet will go.
Taliban Admits Murdering Journalist
Marine Urination 50 million times more newsorthy than Taliban Murder
Let's compare, shall we?
While the world and our media elites obsess over a video showing a Marine urinating on a dead man's body, the Taliban have openly admitted to murdering Mukarram Khan Atif, a Pakistani journalist.
Which is worse?
The murder of the Pakistani journalist by the Taliban returns (at this writing) 109 Google news stories.
Taliban +urinating returns 52 million Google news stories. I had to double check that, but it's accurate.
We're rightly embarrassed when a few Marines cross a line and piss on some dead terrorist. It's an embarrassment, nothing more.
But the Taliban? They're proud when they murder.
The world yawns and equivocates us with them.
The world has lost its collective mind.
Lawyers Smuggle al Qaeda Magazine Into Gitmo
How the hell is it that suspected terrorists are getting to read my old friend Samir Khan's Inspire magazine within the confines of Guantanamo Bay?:
A copy of Al [Q]aida’s fiery magazine Inspire somehow got inside the prison camps at Guantánamo, a prosecutor disclosed at the war court Wednesday.How, you say, did this happen? It looks like one of the lawyers smuggled it in:
Navy Cmdr. Andrea Lockhart blurted out the embarrassing disclosure in defending the prison camps commander’s plan to give greater scrutiny to legal mail bound for alleged terrorists. She was discussing a system used by civilian lawyers to send materials to Guantánamo captives who are suing the U.S. for their freedom through habeas corpus petitions in Washington, D.C.Yes, these poor "innocent victims" are just being helped by their "civil rights lawyers" gain their freedom. That's why they want al Qaeda magazines, and why their lawyers are willing to smuggle it in for them.
Victims and heroes, that's what the detainees and their lawyers are. Victims and heroes.
Newt Had Big Plans
FACT - Between his job teaching college courses and tending to his beet farm with his cousin Mose, Newt Gingrich enjoyed sci-fi conventions and collecting martial arts weaponry.
Murderer Of Little Girl Gets Life Without Parole
...which means, he could be pardoned in just a few years.
The man who pleaded guilty to the brutal murder of a seven-year-old Georgia girl was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, WAGA reported.
Dressed in a bulletproof vest and orange jumpsuit, 20-year-old maintenance man Ryan Brunn described to the court in detail how he lured Jorelys Rivera on Dec. 2 into a vacant apartment, molested her, then killed her. (Source)
This guy doesn't need imprisonment. He's a very sick individual. He needs treatment and a .38 slug would instantly cure him. And it'd be cheaper than keeping him in prison.
Update: Looks like Brunn did one good thing in his life - he offed himself. Let's just hope the family doesn't end up profiting from Brunn's crime by suing the police department.
Obama Kills Keystone XL
Its clear Obama hates America. He hates the little guy who is fueling his car trying to get to work. American's have done all they can. We've increased fleet efficiency more than any other country. We've scrimped, saved and conserved. And just about the time we are making a difference we get f*cked again.
This November this man has to go.
And what bugs me the most about it is that Obama is the least visible President I can remember. Yeah you hear about this or that, but you never see the man interacting daily with the press or the people. He likes to govern from behind closed doors and delegate in between teleprompter speeches and campaign fundraising.
Which shows an opening. Obama can't engage with the press and public very well outside of a campaign. A candidate that can draw press and interact on a daily basis over the long term can steal the bully pulpit right out from under Obama's nose.
I'm not sure Romney has that. But Gingrich might. The press hates him so much they'll hunt him all the way to hell and back. He could use this to engage on a daily basis for the long run. He's done it before. He's been there.
But whatever happens Obama has to go and your vote in congress has to count this time. Otherwise we'll all be sitting in the poor house with another four years of this crap. You can only hang on so long with the president jumping up and down on your fingers telling you, "Its not that far down."
Salafi Muslims Rip Libyans Out of Freedom
Throughout Libya, Gaddafi's fall has emboldened Salafis, who were persecuted and imprisoned under the now deceased leader. They have increased their public presence, taken over mosques, and even hoisted the flag of al-Qaeda over the courthouse in Benghazi where the revolution began eleven months ago. In the capital of Tripoli, Salafis have destroyed more than six shrines. In one incident, dozens swarmed mausoleums belonging to two Muslim mystics and dug up their bodies so that worshippers could no longer visit their tombs. They also burned the relics around the shrines.Uh yeah.
Florida Imam Changes Plea to "Guilty"
A convicted felon and imam at an Orlando mosque, Marcus Dwayne Robertson (aka Abu Taubah) has changed his gun possession plea to guilty. As a felon, Robertson was proscribed from owning a hand gun.
But the gun wasn't what led a federal search warrant being executed on his home. No, Robertson was the subject of a FISA investigation. Which means it was terrorism related.
American CyberJihadi Killed in Pakistan
Why I'll be darned, the Pakistanis are good for something!
AP: Moeed Abdul Salam didn't descend into radical Islam for lack of other options. He grew up in a well-off Texas household, attended a pricey boarding school and graduated from one of the state's most respected universities.The details of the GIMF (Global Islamic Media Front) press release say he got his start as a member of Egyptian Islamic Jihad Group and joined al-Qaeda right after 9/11.
But the most unlikely thing about his recruitment was his family: Two generations had spent years promoting interfaith harmony and combatting Muslim stereotypes in their hometown and even on national television.
Salam rejected his relatives' moderate faith and comfortable life, choosing instead a path that led him to work for al-Qaida. His odyssey ended late last year in a middle-of-the-night explosion in Pakistan. The 37-year-old father of four was dead after paramilitary troops stormed his apartment.
It also stresses the importance that al-Qaeda places on internet propaganda and communications.
He established diffuse Jihadi media groups and trained his brothers who followed the path of the Jihadi media. He administrated many websites and Jihadi forums, and he guided and planned and attacked the enemy masterfully. He led the Jihadi forums and websites of splendor, attacking the strongholds of arrogance and infidelity, weakening the determination of its troops, and sabotaging their great media plans”Now is the time at Jawa Report when we dance.
In addition, it's nice that he was killed in Pakistan. It saves listening to all that bullshit crap about targeting and killing al-Qaeda members who also happen to be US citizens.
Options for Self-Protection
British or American, take your pick. Heh.
January 17, 2012
Terror Suspect Nabbed with Explosives in Thailand
(Bangkok, Thailand) A 47-year-old Lebanese-Swedish man, Atris Hussein (aka Hussein Atris), was arrested last Friday on suspicion of planning terrorist acts.
More than 200 police raided a three-storey commercial building in Mahachai area after Atris Hussein, a Lebanese man carrying a Swedish passport who has suspected links to the Hezbollah militant group was arrested at Suvarnabhumi airport on Friday evening.Hussein said the explosives were not intended for use in Thailand. More....
He confessed that explosive ingredients were hidden there, Pol Gen Priewpan said.
He said 4,380 kilogrammes of urea based fertiliser, 260 litres of ammonium nitrate and 400 electric fans were found on the second floor of the building.
Women's Activist Assassinated by Iran on American Soil?
I'm just asking the question that is on every one's mind. I did a Google news search and so far no one is accusing the government of Iran of involvement in Gelareh Bagherzadeh's death. But all the stories have that not-so-subtle hint that this was no ordinary murder:
A woman whom Houston police described as an activist on behalf of Iranian women's civil rights was found shot dead at the wheel of her car after it crashed into a townhouse garage....If this was a political assassination, then clearly the Mullah's have lost their already feeble minds.
According to investigators, someone walked up to the passenger's side of 30-year-old Gelareh Bagherzadeh's car and shot her in the head....
Bagherzadeh was part of Sabaz Houston, a local Iranian organization that supports the green movement against the current Iranian government. Her friends describe her as sweet and smart.
"I can't believe that she's gone," Lopez said. "I can't believe that somebody shot her. I don't know how that's even possible."
Bagherzadeh's purse and cell phone were still inside the car, so investigators are not sure what the motive for the killing may be.
Great News For Lazy Fatasses
If this takes off, we will no longer have to get off of the couch, sit in our vehicle going through a drive thru, all in order to go sit back on the couch eating a meal nearly devoid of any nutritional value whatsoever.
Works for me!
Americans Honored for Capturing Terrorist in Germany
Terrorist Admits Brian De Palma's "Redacted" Inflamed Him
I think there's a joke in here somewhere. Something about a Frenchman, a German, and an American meet a terrorist. The Frenchman runs away, the German turns around and pretends it's not happening, and the American pistol whips the terrorist, rips his still beating heart out, and feeds it to him while pissing on his corpse and making love to his still grieving widow.
I know, the punchline needs some work:
Germany's government presented the nation's highest civilian award Monday to two Americans who helped apprehend an Islamic extremist after he attacked a U.S. Air Force bus last year and killed two airmen.Yes, our guys are that bad ass. Kudos to Brewer and Conner for their act of bravery.
Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich awarded the Federal Cross of Merit to U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Trevor Brewer and civilian airport employee Lamar Conner, both of whom chased the suspect until police could apprehend him, saying their deeds "were an example for all of us."...
"It was an important signal that in the first Islamic extremist act in Germany the suspect was stopped in the course of committing his crime by courageous people and arrested," Friedrich said at a small ceremony in the Interior Ministry attended by U.S. Ambassador Philip Murphy.
The story goes on, though, to the trial of the man apprehended by our airman and former soldier, Arid Uka. I think I was the first to point out that the video being posted on Islamist forums as proof American soldiers in Iraq were raping Muslim women and murdering their families to cover it up was really just a scene from Brian de Palma's Redacted:
Uka gave a teary confession as his Frankfurt state court trial opened in August, saying that the night before the attack he had seen a video on Facebook that purported to show American soldiers raping a teenage Muslim girl. It turned out to be a scene from the 2007 Brian De Palma anti-war film "Redacted," taken out of context.Because when terrorist fail at producing their own propaganda, count on Hollywood to step in and do their work for them!
Uka told the court the video prompted him to do anything possible to prevent American soldiers from going to Afghanistan.
Thanks to Will Amos
Norway: Right-Wing Extremists a Threat, Islamists a Greater Threat
"In recent years we have seen a development in which (Muslim) people raised in Norway become radicalized, and for whom Norway and Norwegian society are the enemy," she told a news conference.This brings up a number of issues to those involved in counter-terror.
"These people have a lot of contact with extreme Islamists abroad. They travel to training camps in conflict areas and they travel to participate in armed combat before returning to Norway."
Responding to critics who have said the police are neglecting the threat from right-wing militants like Anders Behring Breivik, who admitted carrying out the July 22 attacks, she said the threat they represent is far smaller.
"The number of violent right-wing extremists is still low," she said.
For instance, we know a great deal about extremist networks on the right, left, and among Islamists, but don't cases such as Breivik or Nidal Hasan show that our biggest vulnerability lies with lone gunman?
It's why Samir Khan and his cohorts over at AQAP were busy urging Muslims to not join terror groups and simply follow Nidal Hasan's example for the past few years. They understand, correctly, that each added person in a cell increases the probability of detection and prevention. The only safe terrorist cell is the cell of one.
Luckily for us it usually takes a little something extra for an individual to commit mass murder. Usually they find that little extra thing in a social network that tells them that what they are doing is okay. That killing is a good or necessary thing.
But when you have no one around to help you over the wall that prevents most normal people from committing homicide, then usually you just don't climb it.
But, there is one thing that can help you do it. And that thing is being crazy.
Nidal Hasan had it. Behring Breivik definitely had it.
Being an extremist and being crazy is not a healthy recipe for peaceful behavior. How you address that, I do not know.
However, I think our normal human response is to dismiss people who are mentally disturbed as less dangerous. That is, if we hear some guy ranting on and on about some extremist ideology we are more inclined to be dismissive of him when we realize that he's also crazy.
At least, I think this is the case.
The temptation for law enforcement is probably the same. But law enforcement and CT officials need to fight that normal reaction and respond to reports of extremist rhetoric coming from a crazy person with more vigor rather than less.
Beware the Evil Corporations & Those that Run Them
Frank J explains to us the evils of capitalism:
A private-sector business doesn’t even pretend to make decisions based on how to best help people or what creates the most jobs or even on what will most equally distribute income. It makes decisions based only on what creates a profit.Lulz. From there it gets even funnier. Or scary. Or funny-scary.
Yes, it’s frightening to think that something so mercenary even exists — even worse that someone who worked for something like that could actually become president. Of course, the only people who should lead our country and manage our economy are those who remain unsullied by the private sector’s for-profit mentality: career politicians.
In case you guys are wondering why we haven't seen her in a few days...
A Los Angeles woman was arrested last week for offering sexual favors in exchange for chicken McNuggets, according to Burbank police. (Fox)
I heard someone offered her a McRib sandwich instead, but that just sent her into an enraged diatribe about the evils of the Jews and pork products. She has her standards, you know.
Zombie Kit Must Have
The best defence against Zombies, as everyone knows, is a well-aimed bullet to the head. But let's face it, bullets don't last forever.
The last thing you want to hear when fighting a close horde of Zombies is that gut wrenching sound dry-fire. But that's where the Blood Rayne Arm Blade W/ Sheath & Adjustable Handle comes in.
With a just quick velcro adjustment, you are instantly back in business. One neck-high swipe of the arm will dispatch all the walking dead within reach. It's as easy as waving.
For under twenty bucks, you can't go wrong. This economical machete is a must-have for any Zombie Apocalypse preparation kit.
I would also recommend a Lansky Lawn & Garden Multi Purpose Sharpener to keep your arm blade and other cutting utensils razor sharp.
Court Rules Against Deporting Convicted Terrorist Abu Qatada
Why I'd think Omar Othman would want to return to a real Muslim country like Jordan. Because you know they like follow Sharia and stuff.
BBC: Radical cleric Abu Qatada has won his appeal against deportation from the UK to Jordan, at the European Court of Human Rights.But no, this Muslim terrorist prefers to preach his hate from the safety of the UK and begs the Kufr to protect him from his own nation.
The judges accepted the UK's deal with Jordan to protect the cleric from abuse was sound.
But the court said he should not face trial for terrorism on evidence obtained by the torture of others.
Home Secretary Theresa May said the European judges' decision was "not the end of the road".
The British government can make a final appeal before the judgement becomes binding in three months' time. If it does not appeal, the cleric will have to be released from detention.
Abu Qatada, whose real name is Omar Othman, is one of the most influential Islamist clerics in Europe, supporting jihadist causes. British judges have described him as "truly dangerous".
Visit North Dakota!
And don't worry, after a few brewskis those girls will be totally hot!
It looks like reporting on that stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable country known as Yemen has finally gotten to Jawa Co-Blogger Jane Novak.
Sorry, You'll Have To Wait 24 Hours For Your Revisionist History
Wikipedia is going black over SOPA.
I don't like SOPA, it's dumber than Rusty cheering on the cheating USC Trojans.
But, I do declare, Wikipedia depriving its thousands of mouth breathing leftist supporters from turning the factual into the fanciful for 24 hours is not necessarily a bad thing.
January 16, 2012
Sharia4Belgium Spokesman Fouad Belkacem Faces Charges
Well facing charges is overstating it, he did not show up to his indictment or the Belgian equivalent thereof.
ANTWERP / BORGERHOUT - The prosecution has two years in prison and fined 550 euros for advanced Fouad Belkacem (29), spokesman of the radical Muslim movement Sharia4Belgium. He will be prosecuted for inciting hatred and violence against non-Muslims. The case was treated Friday for the Antwerp criminal court. Belkacem did not turn up.That last charge is inciting hatred towards Jews if I'm not mistaken. Laws passed after WWII to fight Nazism.
In recent years appeared regularly movies on the Internet where the spokesman Sharia4Belgium in a relentless way calls for hatred and violence against non-Muslims and calls for the abolition of democracy. A day after the death of Marie-Rose Morel called her illness a punishment from Allah. Filip Dewinter, Bart De Wever and other "enemies of Allah" allowed themselves to expect the same.
According to the prosecution of such statements he crossed the limits of freedom of expression. Attorney Philip Vanneste drew heavily from to Belkacem. "He's not a devout Muslim, but an ordinary criminal," he said, referring to his long criminal record page.
Belkacem was already fourteen convictions in the police court, and four criminal convictions for robbery with violence, rebelliousness, defamation, threats and breaches of anti-racismewet.
Of particular note is the man's criminal record. Remember the recent shooting in Belgium were perpetrated by a man of Moroccan descent. Although the reporting on the incident played up his criminal past not his state of origin which is a Majority Muslim nation. Which may indeed be true in that case.
But in this case we see that criminal activity and viewing oneself as a Good Muslim who supports Jihad and Sharia are not mutually exclusive. See there's this neat trick in Islam where crimes committed against perceived infidels are not really crimes under some interpretations of Sharia. It seems Abu Imran prefers that interpretation.
Hat Tip: Internet Haganah.
Also of note he's good buddies with Belgian Jihadi blogger, quitter and general loser Censored31. Long time readers will recognize Censored31 from his trolling here and the number of times we've completely humiliated him. He interviews his buddy Abu Imran aka Fouad Belkacem below.
Update: Well since they've been indicted and all you might think the website would be a clear TOS violation?
Update II: Pwned!
The name is registered in Germany most likely by a company called
Bettinastr. 30via the Cayman Islands
60325 Frankfurt, Germany
Bargin Register, Inc. - Client Services ( firstname.lastname@example.org )And the site is hosted in LA by
P.O. Box 12086 APO
Fax. +1 3459276387
NetRange: 220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168
The Best Defense Of Our Marines I've Seen
The explosion of outrageously outrage over this incident is not, to the media's and the ninnies in our society's chagrin, filtering down to those of us in the real world who understand that this is war and this is what happens in war. The most common complaint I hear about this here in flyover country is that they were stupid to record it. To that, I agree. I have to admit, however, that if I were standing over the body of someone that had just tried their very hardest to kill me and I killed them first, I may not be so restrained to just piss on them.
Good News: Al Qaeda Claims Yemen Town
How do you solve a problem like Yemen?
Al Qaeda's Yemeni affiliate has taken control of a city just 100 miles south of the capital, after militants led by the brother-in-law of the late U.S.-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki stormed the police station and the prison in Rada'a Saturday.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula now controls seven population centers in Southern Yemen, according to officials. It has so far rebuffed attempts by the Yemeni military to retake ithe provincial capital of Zinjibar, which militants overran in May.
Proof Darth Vader was Saddam's Henchman
Here is an image of the helmet worn by Saddam Husein's elite Fedayeen soldiers.
GUILTY: More Non-Existent Homegrown Extremists Guilty of Plotting to Kill Marines
To be honest, I wish they would have tried. I mean, attacking the Marine Corps base at Quantico? I've been to Quantico. I've seen the sniper ranger. Talk about a suicide mission....
#OWS Helps Victims of Corporate Home Foreclosures
In which the #OWSers take over a home in the midst of foreclosre proceedings from the evil corporations, and then proceed to trash it.
Palestinian Official: Israel Treats Palestinian Prisoners Worse Than Nazis Treated Jews During Holocaust
Palestinian prisoners are suffering worse than the Jews in Nazi concentration camps. Worse than the gas chambers. Worse than the ovens. Worse than executions, slave labor, and starvation.
They didn't suffer. Not like the Palestinians do.
OH, THE HUMANITY!
Speaking told FNA, Sabah said that almost 4,400 Palestinian prisoners are incarcerated in Israeli jails, and added that those prisoners who are sentenced to long terms of imprisonment are kept in central prisons whose conditions are gravely inhume and terrible. [...]
He added that conditions in Ketziot Prison, where many Palestinian political prisoners are held, are even harsher than the conditions tolerated by prisoners in the Nazi Germany.
And the most disturbing part of this claim? Liberals like Jillian York will not only believe this as fact, they'll use it to justify even more Palestinian
Resistance terrorism against Israeli civilians.
MLK Day War Porn
Mr. Taliban, meet Mr. Javelin. Language warning.
Shock News Of The Day
No, not Huntsman getting out of the race, but Libya's militias refuse to disband.
The militias, which fought to unseat former leader Muammar Gaddafi, are now the biggest threat to stability in Libya, clashing regularly with each other in violent turf wars and undermining the authority of the country's new rulers.
The interim government, the National Transitional Council (NTC), wants to amalgamate the militias into the police force and army. The NTC's chief said this month that if they do not comply, the country risks being dragged into a civil war.
Nobody saw this coming, I'm sure. So, what happened to this peaceful Arab Spring that merely wants freedom and democracy in the Middle East?
Thirteen Politically Incorrect Gun Rules
This is a list after my own heart. My favorite is number two; "It's always better to be judged by twelve than carried by six."
Number eight isn't bad either; "Make your attacker advance through a wall of bullets . . . You may get killed with your own gun, but he’ll have to beat you to death with it, because it’ll be empty."
Pookie's Toons 1-16-12
Monday's have some funny quotes from Fred Thompson, Argus Hamilton and others so make sure you go all the way to the bottom of the page!
Newsweek Calls Majority Of Americans 'Dumb'
I know what you're thinking. You're thinking, "Newsweek is still in print?"
Yes, it is. And they want you to know they think you are dumb. They want you to know Barack Hussein Obama is the greatest president EVAH! But you - and the majority of all Americans - are simply not intelligent enough to understand that.
At least, it's a nice change from the usual accusations of "raaacism!" if you disagree with the Obamessiah.
It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's...
Which, as with the West Nile Virus and all the rest, will result in...
Run! Run while you can!
January 15, 2012
US drones strike in North Waziristan, end 2-month pause (Updated & Bumped)
We have not seen a drone strike in 55 days after the border fight....well we just had one
Unmanned US attack aircraft struck in Pakistan's Taliban-controlled tribal agency of North Waziristan today, ending a nearly two-month-long pause in strikes that have targeted al Qaeda and Taliban leaders and fighters.Just remember what the source told Roggio..
The Predator or Reaper drones launched a pair of missiles at a compound on the outskirts of Miramshah, the main town in the terrorist haven of North Waziristan, according to Geo News. Four "militants" were killed and the compound was set ablaze.
The identities of those killed have not been disclosed. The Haqqani Network, a Taliban group that operates in North Waziristan as well as in eastern Afghanistan, administers the area where today's strike took place. Al Qaeda leaders and operatives also shelter in the area.
US officials told The Long War Journal on Dec. 12, 2011 that the program was put "on hold" due to tensions over the Mohmand incident, but that the drones would strike again if a high value terrorist target that could not be ignored was spotted.Was a HVT spotted who was to big to ignore?
#Occupy Scratch & Sniff
A NY art gallery exhibit will feature the smells of #OccupyWallStreet.
For those of you who don't live in or near New York, you can experience the exhibit by visiting your local city dump.
(Hat Tip: Weasel Zippers)
Eh? What's that "random" Youtube URL again?
Joe, from Liveleak, sent me this strange video:
Joe also pointed out the URL:
Kikes and Jews? What are the odds of those two words (albeit, spelling variations), not only being together in a randomly generated url link, but also being in a link to a video about killing Taliban?
One Muslim With Whom I Agree
If [Jihadis] want to fight and die for God, they are welcome. There are over 200,000 American soldiers, in Iraq and Afghanistan, who are there specifically to oblige them. Why not go and fight them?
These cowards, who call themselves Jihadis, run and hide from soldiers seeking to fight them and instead target helpless and unarmed civilians. They repeatedly confirm that they have no regard for social order, for law, for human life and even for the sacred injunctions from the God whose pleasure they seek through violence.
Admirably, Khan acknowledges himself as being in one of two minorities in Islam, the first being those Muslims who speak out against terrorism and Islamic violence, and the second being those who commit the violence in the name of Allah.
A majority of Muslims, Khan claims, are those who simply ignore or deny "Jihad" while at the same time, making excuses for its existence.
The article is worth a read.
Muslim Man Throws Ink On Yoga Guru
The guru was speaking against black money, black flags, and black hearts. He then refused to condemn the killing of several Islamic terrorists. The muslim man must have just assumed Ramdey was speaking disparagingly against Islam and attacked him with black ink.
Baba Ramdev was the target of an attack by a man who threw black ink on his face on Saturday, as the yoga guru was briefing reporters on his plans to campaign against black money in the coming assembly elections. [...]
Jaideep, Ramdev’s close aide, claimed that Siddiqui had gained entry into the hall carrying a walkie-talkie, apparently posing as a security guard. He also claimed that a bottle of acid was recovered from Siddiqui.
I hate it when I’m trying to throw acid on someone but I mix it up with my bottle of ink. That's just really annoying.
January 14, 2012
No Toons on the weekend
So.... tonight's Tebow. Divine Providence resulting in Bill Maher's head exploding? Or a severe beatdown, causing Maher to once again show he's a disgusting pig when he tweets about it.
The Gun Is Civilization
Update: A. L. informs me that Maj. L. Caudill USMC (Ret) is not the author of this essay. It seems a blogger named Marko Kloos is the author. My apologies to Marko for not giving him proper attribution in the beginning. Name and link have been corrected below.
Human beings only have two ways to deal with one another: reason and force. If you want me to do something for you, you have a choice of either convincing me via argument, or force me to do your bidding under threat of force. Every human interaction falls into one of those two categories, without exception. Reason or force, that’s it.
In a truly moral and civilized society, people exclusively interact through persuasion. Force has no place as a valid method of social interaction, and the only thing that removes force from the menu is the personal firearm, as paradoxical as it may sound to some.
When I carry a gun, you cannot deal with me by force. You have to use reason and try to persuade me, because I have a way to negate your threat or employment of force.
The gun is the only personal weapon that puts a 100-pound woman on equal footing with a 220-pound mugger, a 75-year old retiree on equal footing with a 19-year old gang banger, and a single guy on equal footing with a carload of drunk guys with baseball bats. The gun removes the disparity in physical strength, size, or numbers between a potential attacker and a defender.
There are plenty of people who consider the gun as the source of bad force equations. These are the people who think that we’d be more civilized if all guns were removed from society, because a firearm makes it easier for a [armed] mugger to do his job. That, of course, is only true if the mugger’s potential victims are mostly disarmed either by choice or by legislative fiat–it has no
validity when most of a mugger’s potential marks are armed.
People who argue for the banning of arms ask for automatic rule by the young, the strong, and the many, and that’s the exact opposite of a civilized society. A mugger, even an armed one, can only make a successful living in a society where the state has granted him a force monopoly.
Then there’s the argument that the gun makes confrontations lethal that otherwise would only result in injury. This argument is fallacious in several ways. Without guns involved, confrontations are won by the physically superior party inflicting overwhelming injury on the loser.
People who think that fists, bats, sticks, or stones don’t constitute lethal force watch too much TV, where people take beatings and come out of it with a bloody lip at worst. The fact that the gun makes lethal force easier works solely in favor of the weaker defender, not the stronger attacker. If both are armed, the field is level.
The gun is the only weapon that’s as lethal in the hands of an octogenarian as it is in the hands of a weight lifter. It simply wouldn’t work as well as a force equalizer if it wasn’t both lethal and easily employable.
When I carry a gun, I don’t do so because I am looking for a fight, but because I’m looking to be left alone. The gun at my side means that I cannot be forced, only persuaded. I don’t carry it because I’m afraid, but because it enables me to be unafraid. It doesn’t limit the actions of those who would interact with me through reason, only the actions of those who would do so by force. It removes
force from the equation…and that’s why carrying a gun is a civilized act.
January 13, 2012
Sandcrawler PSA: Why Saudi Arabia is a Desert
Because Allah put a lot of work into this and you morons want to cover it up.
Attn: Boko Haram
Howie's Mojo Tightens Its Grip On The Interwebs
He's invaded Glenn Beck's The Blaze. Which is good, 'cause that site could use some invading.
Pookie's Toons 1-13-12
Hope everyone is surviving this Friday the 13th!
Another American Convicted of Material Support to Terrorists
How did he aid terrorists? By aiding their propaganda efforts on the internet for one.
An American-born Muslim was sentenced Friday to 15 years in prison for participating in a North Carolina terrorism ring that federal agents said plotted attacks on the Quantico U.S. Marine Corps base and foreign targets.
Mohammad Omar Aly Hassan, 24, was convicted in October of providing material support to terrorists, but acquitted of a charge of conspiracy to carry out attacks overseas. Hassan used his Facebook account and Internet forums to post his own comments and videos by others encouraging Muslims to fight nonbelievers and Muslims who did not agree with their desire to establish mandatory religious law, prosecutors said..
Hassan also attempted to contact Anwar Al-Awlaki, a powerful American-born Muslim preacher and al-Qaida propagandist, and emailed a co-conspirator a copy of Al-Awlaki's tract "44 ways to support Jihad," Judge Louise Flanigan said. Al-Awlaki was killed in September in the mountains of Yemen by an American airstrike.
"You willingly became part of the Internet propaganda machine that is a canker on this world," Flanigan said. "You were prey, and a component, of something that was incredibly harmful and destructive."
Hat Tip: Webradius.
Sales of Used Underwear Banned
On the popular Big Bang Theory television program, female character (Penny) tries to sell her underwear to two male characters (Radjesh and Howard).
"So, either one of you weirdos want to buy my underwear?"
Meanwhile, some believe that sales of used underwear spread disease and infection and the practice has been banned. In those cases, any trade in pre-worn underwear is illegal.
You Know, Sometimes the Daily show -is- Funny
My secretary just walked down the hall and asked me what was so funny. Watch it all the way to the end, you tea party terrorists!
Thanks to rdbrewer.
Hezbollah Operative Arrested in Thailand, Planned Bangkok Attack
I love it when newspapers write that the US claims that Hezbollah is a terrorist organization -- as if there were any doubts by any one but agenda driven leftists and Islamists:
Amid public warnings from the United States and Israel of a possible terror attack, Thai officials said Friday that they had arrested a Lebanese man believed to be a member of Hezbollah in connection with a plot to strike tourists in Bangkok.
The country’s defense minister, Gen. Yuthasak Sasiprapha, said the plot may have involved using a car bomb at tourist sites, synagogues and the Israeli Embassy. He said Israel intelligence agents first informed authorities in Thailand on Dec. 22 that two or three men were suspected of plotting an attack in Bangkok, the Thai capital.
On Sunday, the agents again warned of an attack, possibly set to occur the following weekend at a site popular with Western tourists, like Khao San Road, where many backpackers and other visitors congregate, General Yuthasak said in an interview with the Thai newspaper Naewna....
Earlier Friday, the American Embassy in Bangkok issued an emergency message on its Web site, warning of a possible attack by “foreign terrorists” against Americans in Thailand.
Shabaab Kills Humanitarian Worker, Holds Up Food from Red Cross
These people are pure evil:
Somali Islamist militants have killed the head of a food distribution charity in central Somalia, a pro-government militia said on Friday, the latest blow to the relief effort in the famine-hit country....
On Thursday, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) suspended food distribution to more than 1.1 million people in southern and central Somalia after the insurgents held up convoys carrying emergency food relief....
Residents said al Shabaab wanted only Islamic agencies to provide aid in the areas it controls.
Saudi Arabia Lashes Man 75 Times for Blasphemy
Wow, he was convicted on the testimony of one person? Apparently it's a lot easier to be convicted for blasphemy than adultery under sharia?
On the basis of one witness' testimony, Mr Almaribe was sentenced to 525 lashes and the equivalent of nine months in prison.So the Saudi King was merciful and in a so called Pardon he lowered the sentence to time served and just 75 lashes.
Mr Almaribe, who has diabetes, heart disease and broke his back in a 2004 car accident, did not believe he would live.
The Department of Foreign Affairs, in a letter to the family, said the judge had said his crimes could cause sedition.
''The embassy notes the Saudi authorities are currently extremely sensitive to perceived Shia incitement of sectarian discord,'' the letter said.
"It's very hard sometime
Bismillah al-Raham al-F*cking Rahim I guess.
Golden Ass Fly Named After Beyonce
Damn that's quite an honor to have a horse fly named after you because it too has a huge, yet golden ass. Isn't it?
He's at a reunion with his old college gang.
You Mean That's Frowned Upon?
Not here at the Jawa Report. In fact, we are encouraged to wear fake penises. It give us something to talk about at the water cooler.
A northeastern Pennsylvania woman is suing a South Jersey-based maker of frozen treats and other snack foods, claiming that she was wrongfully fired because she wore a prosthetic penis to work. (Source)
January 12, 2012
We Don't Support Terrorists, But, Hey, Let's Support This Convicted Terrorist
Shiekh Abu Hamza al-Masri is sick. Maybe he has rectal cancer? Yeah, that would be tragic.
AQIM Threatens to Murder Hostages
I don't believe we should desecrate the bodies of any one, not even Taliban scumbags. The guy responsible should have his weekend pass revoked, or maybe busted down a stripe. But let's put this into perspective, while the world is outraged today over the alleged incident how much front page coverage is this going to get?
Al Qaeda's North African wing said it will kill its European hostages if France and its allies attack its bases in northern Mali, according to a statement carried by Mauritania's ANI news agency on Thursday.Yeah, pissing on a dead terrorist is bad form, but murdering civilian hostages is a war crime.
Surprise: Florida Terror Suspect Well Known to AMEF Members
You'd think that after nearly a dozen arrests of its members & administrators, the goons over at the Ansar Mujahideen English Forum (AMEF) would learn to shut their traps. You'd be wrong:
"Please make dua [supplication] for this brother who has been falsely accused by the kuffar ," a man calling himself Abu Mustafa al-Amriki (Abu Mustafa the American) posted on al-Qaida's English-language website. "He was always helpful and his lectures were very beneficial to me. May ALLAH protect him and hasten his release…Ameen!!!!"Umm, AMEF is not al Qaeda's website. But, it is a website well known to host al Qaeda sympathizers and fellow travelers.
One does not need to be a member of al Qaeda to be a terrorist.
"Muslims don't snitch on Muslim brothers and sisters," [NiqabNadia] wrote. "And I hope the "confidential sources" who hired this brother to spy on him and report to the kuffar was not a "Muslim."The Pennsylvania man mentioned would be Emerson "Goatly" Begolly.
The website – known as Ansar al-Mujahideen - has raised national security concerns in the recent past.
In July, a Pennsylvania man was indicted for making threats against U.S. citizens via the Ansar Al-Mujahideen website.
Taliban Condemns Marine Pi$$ing Video As Inhumane
The video was roundly denounced in the U.S. and Afghanistan alike.
Karzai called it "completely inhumane." The Afghan Defense Ministry called it "shocking." And the Taliban issued a statement accusing U.S. forces of committing numerous "indignities" against the Afghan people.
"First they killed the Afghans with mortars, and they then urinated on their bodies," Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said of what is shown in the video. "We strongly condemn this inhumane action by the wild American soldiers."
I think when people like Defense Secretary Leon Panetta publicly condemn our own Troops, accused of minor, distasteful offenses, and at the same time quietly distance themselves from condemning, for fear of offending someone, true atrocities being committed by our enemy, it really borders on treason.
No one has to condone the behavior of the Marines depicted in the video peeing on dead enemy combatants. But how about a little perspective?
Panetta needs to grow some balls. Tell the Taliban to f--k off until they start treating their captives a little more humanely. He should have told the Taliban, "Be grateful it wasn't pig piss, you crazy, little, goat-f--kers."
Maybe a little more tactful. But you get the picture.
Ex-Congressman, 4 Others Sentenced in Terrorist Funding Case
The guy is an ex-Republican Congressman from Minnessotta and he was hired by an "Islamic charity" to lobby on their behalf. The problem was that this "charity" was really a terrorist funding scheme, the guy's who hired him were foreigners, and he worked on their behalf illegally. He plead guilty back in 2010, but he's only now being sentenced:
A former Michigan congressman and U.S. delegate to the United Nations has been sentenced to a year and one day in prison for lobbying for a Missouri-based Islamic charity that had been identified as a global terrorist organization.
Mark Deli Siljander, 60, a Republican who served in Congress from 1981-1987, pleaded guilty in July 2010 to obstructing justice and acting as an unregistered foreign agent in connection with his work for the Islamic American Relief Agency, based in Columbia, Mo.....
Four co-defendants also were sentenced Wednesday. Among them were former IARA executive director Mubarak Hamed, who sent more than $1 million to Iraq through the charity in violation of U.S. sanctions. He pleaded guilty in June 2010 to illegally transferring the money and obstructing the administration of laws governing tax-exempt charities....
The original indictment alleged the charity sent about $130,000 to help Gulbuddin Hekmatyar [an al Qaeda linked Islamist], whom the United States has designated as a global terrorist. The money, sent to bank accounts in Peshawar, Pakistan, in 2003 and 2004, was masked as donations to an orphanage located in buildings that Hekmatyar owned....
Abdel Azim El-Siddig, of Chicago, Ill., a former fundraiser for the charity, was sentenced to two years of probation for conspiring to hire Siljander to lobby for the charity's removal from the list of those suspected of having terrorist ties, while concealing this advocacy and not registering with the proper authorities.
Ali Mohamed Bagegni, a native of Libya who is a naturalized U.S. citizen and former resident of Columbia, was sentenced to six months of probation for his role in the conspiracy. Bagegni was a member of the board of directors of IARA.
Ahmad Mustafa of Columbia, a citizen of Iraq and a lawful permanent resident alien of the United States, also was sentenced to six months of probation for illegally transferring funds in violation of federal sanctions.
Economic Warfare: Iranian Currency Sinking
I know Obama gets a lot of flack for his dealings with Iran. Most of these criticisms are warranted. But the newest round of sanctions? Good work and they seem to be having an effect:
Iran's currency has slid 20 percent against the dollar in the last week despite central bank intervention, and Iranians concerned about the economy said on Tuesday attempts to send text messages using the word "dollar" appeared to be blocked.As Gerald notes, the sinking Iranian rial is even worse for the people of Iran since the government sets artificial exchange rates. They've lost up to 50% of their purchasing power.
Second Synagogue in NJ Attacked
You ever notice that pretty much all the crazies share one thing in common? Antisemitism.
Whether you're a white supremacist, and #OWSer, or an Islamist they all tend to have more than their fair share of Jew haters. So I never discount the possibility that any of these nuts are behind attacks like these.
Shabaab Takes Kenyan Hostages
Somalia's al Qaeda linked terror group claims to have taken hostages. But that may not be the worst part. The worst part may be that they crossed an international border to do it.
Shabaab is not a local problem involved in a purely local civil war:
An al-Qaida affiliated Somali militant group said Thursday that it took several hostages in a raid in northern Kenya that killed at least six people.
Three policemen, a civil servant and a primary school teacher were among the six killed in the attack late Wednesday, said North Eastern Province Police Commissioner James ole Seriani. A pregnant woman was also killed, said relative Adan Gedi.Seriani said at least four government officials are missing, including a district officer.
The press release from the Somali militant group al-Shabab did not specify how many hostages had been taken from the northern town of Gerille, near the Somali border, but said their identities would soon be released."
Latest Lucas Film 'Too Black' For Liberal Hollywood
And the Republicans are the ones called racists?
When Stewart asked why, Lucas first responded, “Because it’s not green enough. They only release green movies.”
The filmmaker clarified, “It's because it's an all black movie. There's no major white roles in it at all. It’s one of the first all black action pictures ever made."
If this is a quality movie (and it looks like it is), and it is historically accurate and not inundated with PC garbage, I suspect the majority of movie-goers for this film will be conservative. They won't notice if the cast is mostly white or mostly black.
They'll only notice if it's a good movie or not.
Red Tails movie trailer:
Baby Abandoned In #Occupy Camp
Yep, just like the Tea Party. Remember all those abandoned children after one of their rallies? You don't? Then you must be a right-wing racist!
Man charged with cruelty to a child after abandoning baby in #OccupyDC tent:
A man is facing child cruelty charges after his 13-month-old daughter was found alone in a tent in the Occupy DC camp at McPherson Square.
Occupy members told authorities that a baby was alone in a tent at about 10 a.m. Wednesday, said Sgt. David Schlosser, a U.S. Park Police spokesman. Officers found the girl alone in the tent with no adults around. The baby had been alone for at least half an hour, Schlosser said.
One tiny child is inconsequential to their cause.
Below the fold, updated Tea Party versus #Occupy list.
Links included on list:
Warren Buffet Waves Goodbye To Sanity
Seriously? The third richest man in the world issues this challenge?
Typical leftist. He's all about redistributing wealth, as long as it's not his. Well, unless there are impossible qualifiers to meet of course.
Hey, Warren! Take the Vinnie challenge! I'll forgo deducting my mortgage interest if you promise to turn all of your wealth over to the federal government on April 15th. It's a win win!
Of course, we are talking to the man who is still in arrears.
January 11, 2012
oh the humanity
This is purportedly video of Marines urinating on dead Taliban.
Not seeing the problem here. It's not like the Taliban are alive and getting their heads sawn off with a dull knife.
The Marines are investigating.
“While we have not yet verified the origin or authenticity of this video, the actions portrayed are not consistent with our core values and are not indicative of the character of the Marines in our Corps,”
With an attitude like that, you're not going to have any Marines in your Corps.
BTW, I'm Vinnie, and I approve this video.
Pookie's Toons 1-11-2012
Can be seen here. Pookie rounds up right leaning political cartoons and p-shops from around the web. I'm going to try and remember to make this a daily feature.
Muslim Child-Rape Gangs in Britain
Through policies of tolerance and multiculturalism and fear of charges of racism, it appears that British liberalism has allowed a subculture of Muslim child rapists to develop.
American Terrorist in Somalia ID'd
I'm guessing the FBI and CIA already knew that the mystery man known as Abdullah al Amriki who had appeared in several al Shabaab videos with American Omar Hammami was really Cabdulaahi Ahmed Faarax, one of the missing Somali Americans suspected of going to Somalia to fight for the al Qaeda affiliate. But The Long War journal has finally put the name with the face for public consumption.
That's one missing American positively ID'd as belonging to Shabaab. Only 49 more to go!
Divided: Muslims Reported Florida Terror Suspect to FBI
CAIR Notified BEFORE his Arrest, Wonders if He's Innocent
Feds: He Met With Known Extremists in Kosovo
This story shows why talking about a "Muslim community" makes no sense: there is no "Muslim community", just as there is no "Christian community".
There are Muslim communities -- plural.
And it is within many of these Muslim communities that we find our first line of defense against domestic Islamist terrorists. Sami Osmakac was reported to the FBI by Muslims after he had been banned from two Tampa area mosques.
And one of those mosques seems to be affiliated with the Islamic Society of North America, where some of his extremist views about sharia would be welcomed. If the ISNA thinks you are an extremist, you are an extremist:
Osmakac was known in Tampa Bay's Muslim community for his extremist views and rhetoric. He had been banned by two area mosques...So, every one thought this guy was trouble.
In a Muslim community that is often wary of FBI tactics in terrorism cases, some viewed Osmakac with suspicion as he promoted his extremist views, said Ahmed Bedier, founder of United Voices for America, a nonprofit group promoting Muslim participation in the political process.
Bedier said Osmakac had threatened him several times and had called him a "kafir," an Arabic word for infidel. Bedier said he previously had reported Osmakac and several of his companions to police and the FBI.
"He hated democracy," Bedier said. "In his perverted thinking, he thought by Muslims taking part in the democratic process, they were giving up their faith."
In November 2010, Osmakac was asked to leave the Islamic Society of Pinellas County, a mosque in Pinellas Park. Pinellas Park police issued a trespass warning to him and two others.
Mosque leaders discovered that Osmakac had made an inflammatory YouTube video on mosque property. Police also said the men had been intimidating other members of the mosque.
"We told them they have no right to use the facility," said Dr. Ahmad Batrawy, one of the mosque's founders. "They tried to insult us. So we called the police. . . . I know they have been moving to other mosques and most of the time, they tell them, 'You're not welcome.' ''
Except for CAIR. Even though various Muslims had this guy pegged as trouble, and reported him to the FBI as someone to watch, CAIR can't drop the paranoia and wonder if he hasn't been set up by the man:
Leaders in the local Muslim community urge caution, saying it is important for the courts to determine if Osmakac posed a real threat or was just a big talker entrapped by the FBI.Question: who made CAIR a spokesman for the "local Muslim community"?
"Would there have been any real plot without the support and assistance of the FBI?" asked Hassan Shibly, executive director of the Tampa chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, who had been briefed by authorities before the arrest was announced.
Apparently, the FBI and the local media, that's who!
Most of the others in the local Muslim community thought the guy was nuts and potentially a terrorist.
But not CAIR. To CAIR, any Muslim who doesn't actually detonate a bomb is an innocent victim of Islamophobic entrapment.
And I was under the impression that the FBI had broken off all ties with CAIR? But the local FBI office told CAIR about the Osmakac operation before he was arrested?
And yet CAIR has the audacity to question the FBI's motives in the case?
Note to feds: it doesn't matter how much you talk to CAIR, these people are essentially conspiracy theorists who believe you are all out to get Muslims. Talking to them will not get you the "buy in" you are looking for. You cannot co-opt them. They are there to hinder you, not help you.
If you must look for partners within Muslim communities, don't look to CAIR! A) They don't represent all Muslims, just a minority of them; B) The organization itself was founded as part of an effort to support terror organizations!
And just how connected was Osmakac to foreign radicals?
The man accused by U.S. authorities of plotting to bomb Florida nightclubs and a sheriff's office met with radical Islamists during visits to his native Kosovo, a senior official in the country said Wednesday.The guy was on every one's radar screen, to claim he is some innocent victim of an entrapment conspiracy stretches credulity well beyond its limits and reveals CAIR for what it really is.
International agencies had alerted Kosovo authorities that Sami Osmakac could be linked to Islamist extremists, the official told The Associated Press. He said the 25-year-old, an ethnic Albanian and naturalized U.S. citizen, discussed "issues in support of radical elements" with the individuals he met.
Kenya Braces for Imminent Attack
Al-Shabaab, Somalia's al-Qaeda-linked militant group, has repeatedly promised to attack Kenya in retaliation for Kenyan forces moving into southern Somalia in October. The group's spokesperson threatened to bring Nairobi's skyscrapers down, and though an attack of that magnitude appears unlikely, intelligence officials fear some attack is imminent.H/T: William Amos
One Western diplomat said recent intelligence reports show that Al-Shabaab is trying to obtain security guard uniforms they can wear while carrying out an attack, a common tactic used by militants in Afghanistan. The diplomat spoke on condition he was not identified discussing sensitive intelligence matters.
One analyst said he is surprised large-scale attacks haven't happened already.
Raw Video: Florida Terror Suspect Booked
Fla. authorities have released booking footage of a terror suspect accused of plotting to violently attack Tampa-area nightclubs. They say 25-year-old Sami Osmakec also posted online video rants against Christians and Jews. (Jan. 10)
What if Xariif and Censored31 Were Jawa Report Sponsors?
An HMF photoshop
Cats Are Cooler Than Dogs
They fight cooler:
They can dance better:
They are better security than dogs (Thanks, J!):
There are even Jedi cats. How many Jedi dogs have you seen that are this cool?
Egyptian Cleric Predicts Unified Islamic State
Following are excerpts from a Friday sermon delivered by Egyptian cleric Ali Abu Al-Hasan, which aired on Al-Hekma TV on January 6, 2012:
Ali Abu Al-Hasan: With the [Muslim] emigration [to Europe], and the unwillingness to get married and have children [among the Europeans]… A hundred of people there are succeeded by eighty, and ten years later, those eighty will be succeeded by sixty, and those sixty will later be succeeded by forty, and those forty will become ten a decade later, and twenty years later, not a single one of them will be left!
Europe has realized this. After a while, Europe will become a single Islamic state, which will know nothing but “There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is His Messenger.” This will happen whether they like it or not. This is the decree of Allah. Islam is coming!
Boko Haram Leader Imam Abubakar Shekau Releases Youtube Message Justifying the Murder of Christians in Nigera
Is it just me or does this dude need killin'?
The leader of Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamist militants has defended recent attacks on Christians, saying they are revenge for killings of Muslims.The US house has asked the Obama administration to designate Boko Haram a terrorist organization.
In his first video message, posted on YouTube, Abubakar Shekau referred to attacks on Muslims in recent years in several parts of northern Nigeria.
Boko Haram militants attacked several churches on Christmas Day, killing dozens of worshippers.
This has led to some reprisals against mosques in the mainly Christian south.
Sandcrawler PSA: Howie Officially Jaded by Islamic Terrorism
Blogging about terrorism is getting to me. Recently the Taliban beheaded 15 Pakistani police and then yesterday a car bomb in Pakistan killed 35 and I hardly even noticed.
Sad state of affairs....
Iranian Nuclear Scientist's Car Defective
A nuclear scientist was killed in a blast in a Tehran neighborhood Wednesday morning, an Iranian news agency reported, the latest in a string of attacks against such scientists that Iran has blamed on Israel.True it could have been a sticky bomb, but could it have been spontaneous human combustion caused by space aliens? Some scientists think so.
A motorcyclist placed a magnetic bomb under Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan's Peugeot 405, the state-run IRNA news agency said.
The blast wounded two others who were passengers in the car, IRNA said.
Sharia4UK Faces Setback
It seems that Sharia calls for the Death Penalty for homosexuals, uh yeah, so several of the gang from Sharia4UK went around passing out leaflets pointing that out.
Five Muslim men have gone on trial in the United Kingdom for allegedly handing out leaflets calling for homosexuals to face the death penalty, according to the Guardian.Bobbie Cheema better watch it, because what he's really saying is that Islam is threatening, offensive, frightening and nasty. Which it is because the accused sure as hell aren't misunderstanderers of Sharia. The prosecutor might find himself accused of lsamophobia.
Razwan Javed, 28, Kabir Ahmed, 28, Ihjaz Ali, 42, Umer Javed, 38, and Mehboob Hussain, 44, were arrested after members of the public complained about their activities.
The men are accused of stirring up hatred due to sexual orientation in the first prosecution of its kind. Laws covering hate crimes were amended in 2010 to include homophobia.
The leaflets were entitled “The Death Penalty?” and said gay people should be given the death penalty because gay sex is a great sin. The leaflets showed an image of a mannequin hanging from a noose. They were produced ahead of a Gay Pride parade in Derby and handed out near a mosque in the city.
"The leaflets you will see are not educational or simply informative. They are, we suggest, threatening, offensive, frightening and nasty,” said Bobbie Cheema, opening the case for the prosecution.
The following video is of Iran where hanging Gays is a national past time. The accused above are most likely Sunnis. Its nice to see that the two branches of Islam can indeed come together over common interests.
Obama Wins 82% Of New Hampshire Democratic Primary
Running against his only challenger, "write-in." 82% is well below the 99.9% Mahmoud Ahmadinejad won in 2009. Apparently, Obama needs to obtain some of Mahmoud's campaign advisers.
Romney Wins New Hampshire Primary
Romney 40%I tend to agree with Michelle Malkin in that its a really really good time to make sure your votes for congress count.
Like, Don't Be Terrified Of Us
Three Muslimahs want, like, us Infidels to know that we don't have to be terrified of them or, like, stuff.
"You're supposed to talk to people peacefully first..."
Hon, it isn't the "first" us kufar have a problem with.
Let's just hope our islamophobia doesn't interrupt them from getting epiphanies and stuff.
Because It's A Star Wars Themed Blog, That's Why
Ooh That Smell, Can't You Smell That Smell
I read this story and it reminded me of someone. Hmmm... oh yeah. This guy.
Although, his bit from The Dice Man Cometh on the subject was funnier.
"The first thing I do in a movie theater is light up. There's always that couple that says 'oh look, he's smoking.' So I says 'yeah, and I'm jerking off too, come a little closer and I'll butter your f*cking popcorn, eh!"
January 10, 2012
The Line Forms Behind Howie
The sidebar ads give yet another gift worth a stand alone post. Thank you, internet gods.
Jewish Plot to Make Omar Bakri Mohammad's Daughter Look Like a Stripper
In an interview with the London based Arabic newspaper Asharq al-Aswat, the exiled radical preacher Omar Bakri Mohammad denied the legal charges against him that he was a leader of al Qaeda in Lebanon, while encouraging Sunnis to support the "mujahideen" in their fight against "occupation". He also noted that he continued to teach his followers in the US and Britain through the internet.
But most noteworthy of all is he denial that his daughter, Yasmin Fostok, had rebelled against his conservative brand of Islam to become a London stripper. You see, it's all a Jewish plot to make the al Qaeda supporter look bad:
[Asharq Al-Awsat] What about reports in the British press about the issue of the delinquency of your daughter, and that she works in a nightclub?Right, Omar, it's all a Jewish plot to discredit Muslims.
[Bakri] This is a fabricated lie and a falsehood against me, my sons, and honourable and veiled daughters. It is fabricated by some British Jewish media organs that harbour malice against the Islamic callers. There is no doubt that the western media fights the call for God, because of this media's malicious crusading viewpoint. The Arab media copies from the western media. This is in addition to the falsehoods of some of Rafidah [pejorative term used to describe Shiites by their opponents] Shiite newspapers, and Lebanese secular newspapers. They are promoting these lies to damage my dignity and the sincerity of my call. This has become exposed, and no one repeats or accepts it other than the naive defeatists.
By the way, isn't that your daughter pictured above wearing next to nothing and clinging to her fun bags in a strip club? Why yes, it is. Joooooooooos!
It is like you were sent by God
Israeli Group May Sue Twitter for Helping Terrorists
I'm not sure why I it had to be an Israeli group that's threatening Twitter with a lawsuit for facilitating terrorism. US law is clear: providing services -- even free ones -- to specially designated terrorist organizations violates federal law. But I'm glad someone is doing it:
an Israeli legal group threatened to sue Twitter for allowing terrorist organizations such as al-Shabaab and Hezbollah to use its services. "It has come to our attention that Twitter Inc. provides social media and associated services to such foreign terrorist organizations," wrote Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, director of the Shurat HaDin Israel Law Center. "Please be advised that (doing so) is illegal and will expose Twitter Inc. and its officers to both criminal prosecution and civil liability to American citizens and others victimized."Good for them!
In another story today in Forbes, Daniel Freedman argues that the US should not focus on shutting down social media accounts used by terrorists, but:
if, for example, we develop a way to subvert their accounts and redirect followers to counter-narrative websites, explaining why their ideology is wrong, we’ll have a far more lasting impact.Shutting down terrorists online is an interesting idea -- one that I've been arguing for for years -- and so has suing US companies that facilitate them.
But I don't think our options are limited to just shutting them down or hijacking their accounts. No, there are other options.
Like, killing them. Kill each and every member of a terrorist organization that uses twitter, Facebook, YouTube, or any other social media site.
If you claim to be a member of a terrorist organization, you are fair game. It's not really that hard to track down who these users are. So, let's strap on a set of balls and kill them.
Unless, of course, their use of the internet helps us find bigger fish. In which case, keep them online. For the time being. And then, after we've killed their operational commanders, kill them too.
Yes, killing terrorists is something I support.
H/T: Millblogging and switch_d
Confirmed: Each New Iteration of Star Wars Worse than Last
Apparently the new Star Wars TV show will be worse than even George Lucas could make it. The slippery slope to Jedi genocide and the destruction of an entire planet starts on Wall Street:
"Star Wars: Underworld." ...Thanks to Will.
It's not about Luke, but it's about that period when the Empire is trying to take things [over]." ....
"It's underneath what's going on," he reiterated about the series' focus, "It's the criminals and the gangs. The guys who are running Wall Street, basically. The guys who are running the United States."
My Oath Is My Witness
Here's your dilemma: You catch your spouse[*] cheating and you kill her. Now you are charged with murder. You can get off with just a misdemeanor if you can provide four witnesses to her infidelity. But there were no witnesses.
What do you do?
This Imam explains your options:
[*]Killing under the same circumstances does not apply to the lesser sex. Only a man can legitimately kill a spouse.
(Hat Tip: IHateTheMedia)
Alabama Muslim's Idea to Draw Attention to Islam and Himself
Luis Ibarra-Hernandez, 21, from Albertville, was charged today with attempted murder, according to a news release from the Gadsden Police Department.Well that seems er uh a bit overboard to me but hey I'm an Infidel.
“After the man was taken into custody, he reported that he knew he must do something extreme to draw attention to Islam and himself, so he planned to shoot police officers,” Gadsden Police Capt. Regina May said.
Update: Reading the Facebook comments on the story it seems the man was well known in the area and had attended a Christian church several times. So there is some question as to weather he was a Muslim or not. The common thread of the comments seem to suggest he was a disturbed person regardless.
His statements to police are reported accurately and we'll update when we know more.
Gov. Christy FTW!
Apparently some Feminista at Slate thought she heard Gov.Christy tell some liberal female hecklers to suck it.
Althouse:What a joke! Christie — responding to hecklers who used the words "going down" in connection with jobs — said: "You know, something may be going down tonight, but it ain’t going to be jobs, sweetheart." Torie Bosch calls this "an offensive oral sex joke" and acts amazed that Christie put video of it on his YouTube site as if he were "proud" of it "rather than recognizing it as flagrantly demeaning, even misogynistic."Yeah, Ann, but why let facts get in the way of a good insult, real or perceived. Remember, perception is reality --- or so I was once told. I mean, how many times have we on the right seen the word Teabagger used to describe the Tea Party protesters at liberal sites?
Now, obviously, the words "going down" mean happening, especially when the subject of the verb isn't a person and when there's no object preceded by the word "on."
So when a lefty does it it's called spirited political debate. But when a Republican does it ...... sort of .... but not really ... it's misogyny! And that's bad while, femogyny is pure as the driven snow.
Wonder Why Gasoline Prices Are So Needlessly High?
Here's one reason, oil companies have to charge more (emphasis mine):
When the companies that supply motor fuel close the books on 2011, they will pay about $6.8 million in penalties to the Treasury because they failed to mix a special type of biofuel into their gasoline and diesel as required by law.
But there was none to be had. Outside a handful of laboratories and workshops, the ingredient, cellulosic biofuel, does not exist.
When a company - any company, not just oil companies - has additional expenses for the products it provides, whether it is government fines or corporate taxes, the cost is passed to the consumers. Companies charge you more for the product, so big government and leftist #Occupy types can feel like the companies are paying their "fair share." You pay their "fair share" in the form of higher prices.
PC Memo of the Day
Remember when you read about this attack on a Mosque in Nigeria...
Red Cross spokesman Nwakpa O. Nwakpa said the attack occurred in Benin City, where an angry mob tried to burn down a mosque the day before. Nwakpa said there were casualties in the attack Tuesday, but said he had no further details.That you be sure to repeat that this is an unprovoked and random reaction to the end of a fuel subsidy.
Nothing. At. All.
Social Studies Math
If Jasper picks four bushels of cotton per hour, and only needs 2 beatings per day to keep him in line, how much would his master get selling him in the slave market?
Of course, my example is a satirical extreme. However, not by much. A Georgia school thought this type of math problem is appropriate for third graders. Not that it's appropriate for any grade, but young, impressionable 8 year-olds were the ones who received the assignment.
Angry parents in Georgia want an apology after their children brought home a math assignment that referenced slavery and beatings. [...]
District spokeswoman Sloan Roach said the teachers were trying to incorporate social studies lessons into the math problems, which is something the school district encourages.
I have a more politically correct, modern version of "social studies math." Test your math skills with this:
If 3 Palestinian freedom fighters each kill 16 Zionist Joo pigs and then are martyred by satanic IDF oppressors, how many total virgins will the martyrs receive in Paradise? Bonus: How much total blood money will their families receive from the Palestinian Authority?
The Department of Homeland Security has granted itself the power to "monitor" and collect personal data of journalists. "Journalists," according to their definition, includes anyone who keeps an audience informed of current events.
Under the National Operations Center (NOC)’s Media Monitoring Initiative that came out of DHS headquarters in November, Washington has the written permission to retain data on users of social media and online networking platforms.
Specifically, the DHS announced the NCO and its Office of Operations Coordination and Planning (OPS) can collect personal information from news anchors, journalists, reporters or anyone who may use “traditional and/or social media in real time to keep their audience situationally aware and informed.”
That's means anyone from Brian Williams to even us, the lowly Jawa Report bloggers. But I doubt the DHS will be watching Chris "Tingles Up My Leg" Matthews. Better watch out, right-wing, veteran, Conservative bloggers. If you don't report the news as the Obama Administration sees fit, you might just find yourself the DHS's Big Brother list.
Politicians That Actually Inspire Us
Meet Mia Love, running for Utah's 4th district.
H/T: Iowahawk via Howie
Friends of Greyrooster on Trial Today
As a reminder that there are other kinds of terror besides Islamist terror, the trial of twin white supremacists for a series of bombings starts today.
Thanks to JM Berger.
Sydney Spies Yearbook Photo Controversy
18-year-old Sydney Spies wants a future in modeling, and she figured she would make that clear with her senior picture in her high school yearbook.
But the Durango, Colo., prospective graduate found herself embroiled in controversy when her school’s yearbook editors put the kibosh on running a photo of Sydney posing provocatively in a black shawl and short yellow skirt that exposed plenty of skin.
It seems the efforts to ban this girl's slutty pics have backfired on the yearbook staff, making Sydney famous overnight. I bet that really burns their asses.
Wouldn't you like to help CAIR defend Sharia? I mean its a tough job but someone has to do it.
And don't worry if CAIR doesn't like your entry we can always run it here.
The Only Jew in Pakistan
LAHORE: A man wrote that his name was ‘Jew Jurian’ on his national identity card form. The data entry clerk then assumed he was a Jew. Thus for the first time in the history of Computerised National Identity Cards (CNIC), a Pakistani was officially declared a Jew.I'm working on a comment to put here that discounts Islam's role in this. I'll get back to you later. Its hard to make up that big a lie this early in the morning.
The problem was that he was a Christian.
The bigger problem for Jurian, as he told The Express Tribune, was that he was accused of being a Jew – and subsequently, through the twisted logic of twisted souls, of blasphemy.
After thorough investigations, Jurian was released by the police, along with three others, in May 2003. Almost nine years later, he and his family still face death threats.
Hat Tip: Islamophobes.
January 09, 2012
Immunity for the Yemeni regime means immunity for al Qaeda
Read it and weep. Its the most absurd policy imaginable (immunity for a mass murderer who continues to kill), thoroughly counter-productive and it undermines US moral authority on human rights issues, al Qaeda and basic decency. Obama's Yemen policy is really that bad. My article:
Obama's strategic blunder in Yemen may shield Al Qaeda from prosecutionRead the rest, its just beyond bizarre.
A law passed by Yemen’s cabinet on Sunday provides blanket immunity to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh and all those who served in his governments over the last 33 years. One unintended consequence may be to also immunize those al Qaeda operatives on the payroll of the Yemeni military and security services.
The law grants immunity to Saleh "and whoever worked with him in all the state's civil, military and security apparatus and organizations during the period of his rule." The US has pushed for the transition plan since May despite broad public rejection of the immunity clause.
Yemeni military commanders including those now in the opposition are thought be complicit in a range of terror attacks, in addition to a long standing pattern of facilitation of al Qaeda. Many al Qaeda operatives who draw a state salary would then be covered under the immunity deal.
As one example, former Interior Minister Hussain Arab issued an official travel permit to Abdel Rahman al Nashiri in 2000, covering the period of the USS Cole attack that killed 17 US service members. Not only would the law absolve Mr. Arab of any complicity in the al Qaeda attack, it may also absolve al Nashiri.
BCS National Championship Open Thread
This game is so exciting, I'm starting this after halftime.
If it doesn't get any comments at all, I won't be surprised.
It's Come To This
Times are so tough, the economy is so bad, that desperate men are resorting to stealing these. Then, adding insult to injury, attempting to wound an officer of the law with them.
This Goes Along Way Towards Explaining How Obama Got the Nobel Peace Prize
Documents reveal JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings was criticized by the Nobel prize jury of 1961 for its "poor prose and bad story-telling."
"Vermin Supreme" Challenges Ron Paul
Texas Rep. Ron Paul's final full day of campaigning in New Hampshire got off to a bizarre start Monday when he was met by a bullhorn-toting man with a rubber boot on his head who challenged him and President Obama to a "panty-wrestling match to decide it all."
Vinnie, for the last time, the rubber boots go on your FEET!
During the confrontation, Vinnie (hence forth called Vermin Supreme) announced his own candidacy for President and outlined a few of his own proposals:
"I propose we will invade and we will make that country a state," he said. "So Iraq would be our 51st state, Afghanistan would be our 52nd state, and on and on. Once we change these foreigners to Americans, they will certainly love America and we'll be able to tax them and it will be a wonderful, unified United States of the Earth. Thank you."
You got my vote, Vermin!
Veteran Arrested for Aiding Somalian al Qaeeda
UPDATE: Thinks Beating Prayer Slackers is Awesome!
He's a veteran of the Iraq war, and yet he still wanted to go to Somalia to join al Qaeda's Shabaab affiliate there? This must be one screwed up dude.
The best part about this traitor? His middle name is Benedict. Fitting:
“The complaint alleges that Craig Baxam intended to travel to Somalia and join the terrorist organization Al-Shabaab,” said U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein. “Mr. Baxam was caught in Kenya before he reached Somalia, and there is no allegation that anyone assisted him.”That would be two Americans indicted today for plots stemming from Islamist terror. But don't worry, I'm sure the two are just victims of Islamophobia (say leading Democrats on House Homeland Security Committe)!
According to authorities, Baxam joined the Army in 2007 and finished eight months of advance training in cryptoloy and intelligence. He was deployed to Baghdad and in August 2010 he deployed for a one year in Korea.
UPDATE: Here's the federal complaint.
Thanks to @webradius
UPDATE: I've just read the complaint and I'll note three things.
First: Baxam converted to Islam from his online readings and his understanding of Islam seems to have mostly come from online sources. Does someone still want to argue that Islamic radicalism online isn't a problem?
Second: He seems to think it's funny that Shabaab beats people for not praying, for when he was told this he says, "That is awesome!". Thanks to Will McCants for that.
Third: Also awesome? The fact that this guy can look forward to this in prison.
Online Jihadi Arrested in Florida Bomb Plot
Video of Suspect Calling Infidels Animals
UPDATE: Video of Suspected Terrorist Assaulting Christian Protesters(bumped)
UPDATE by Rusty: Here's a video of Sami Osmakac using his online name "Abdul Samia". The tagline on the video --- http://iskandrani.wordpress.com/ --- belongs to the blog of Tahrek Mehanna, the Boston area man currently on trial for aiding al Qaeda.
UPDATE by Rusty: Here's a second video I found of Sami Osmakac inviting the infidels to Islam. Notice him calling we poor unbelieving kuffars "animals".
This video is more recent, from April of this year. I especially love the part where he tells us the antichrist will be a ..... Jew. Who would have guessed a terrorist might also have antisemitic tendencies?
The taglines are from two well known websites associated with Revolution Muslim here in the US and the followers of Anjem Choudary in the UK.
But the deepest connection here is with Abdullah Abdul-Malik, who is well known in the Tampa area for being a first rate terror supporter. And we've had a lot of fun at Abdullah's expense over the years.
UPDATE by Rusty: Here's another video of Osmakac assaulting some Christian protesters. I'm not sure who these protesters are -- whether or not they are regular street corner type evangelists or if they are related to some other less savory group like the Westboro Baptist Church -- but I certainly can't endorse their tactics. However, tactics aside Osmakac is clearly the one who assaults the protesters.
On a second look, it looks like these Christian protesters were preaching to some kind of adult oriented event across the street. At least, all the scantily clad women in the background give me that impression.
So, the question is: why wasn't I there!?!?
UPDATE by Rusty: Here is a picture of Sami Osmakac from his mugshot.
UPDATE: The mugshot is from a year ago, which seems to indicate that it's from the battery charge against him recorded in the video above. Thanks to J for that.
----Begin Howie's original post ---
What tipped them off? He wanted a flag like this one.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say a 25-year-old described as an Islamic extremist was arrested in a plot to attack sites around Tampa, Fla., after taking possession of disabled guns and bombsAnother UPDATE by Rusty: Here's the affidavit. He was arrested as he thought he was taking possession of the explosives to be used in the terror attack. If you read closely, you'll see that he made a "martyr" video of himself shortly before being arrested. I'd love to see that, but I'm assuming we'll have to wait until the trial before it's released.
The U.S. Department of Justice announced the arrest of Sami Osmakac on Monday.
Federal officials say a confidential source told them that Osmakac wanted Al Qaeda flags. The federal complaint alleges Osmakac gave the agent a $500 down payment for an AK-47, multiple homemade explosive grenades and the explosive belt so he could attack various locations in Tampa.
Snoop to Lobby Obi-One to Legalize Weed
Yes da Snoop wants to talk to the Pres. Know what I'm sayin'?
As always, Snoop Dogg has an innovative approach to getting things done. He told Hot 99.5's Toby Knapp that he would convince President Obama to change the drug laws by first getting him nice and relaxed...Texas moved first and immediately arrested SnoopBefore I even said "Hi" to President Obama, I would change the aroma of the room. [...] And then we could start conversing after we had that aroma change. You know what I'm talking about? [...]
Convicted Murderer Freed 2 Weeks After Parole Denied
This is why the death penalty works. Maybe it doesn't deter others from committing similar crimes. But it definitely ensures idiots like Barbour don't ignorantly set them free.
Department of Corrections officials say that David Gatlin, 40, was released on Sunday after being pardoned by Barbour, who leaves office on Tuesday. Gatlin, who has worked as a trustee at the governor's mansion, was denied parole less than two weeks ago.
It's not the first time Haley Barbour released convicted killers. All these killers should have been put to death.
News You Can Snooze To
I'm not seeing the big deal here. If it were Sarah, yes. Todd? Not so much. Maybe it pulls weight with the Alaska Snowmachine Association (is there one?) or something.
Iran Sentences American to Death for "Spying"
We all know what is going on in Iran: they're holding Mirzaei Hekmati as a hostage, a pawn to win concessions for their nuclear ambitions:
An Iranian court on Monday convicted an American man of working for the CIA and sentenced him to death, state media reported.I'm guessing Hekmati's sentence will be upheld, and then as we approach the day of execution he will be "pardoned" as an act showing the merciful benevolence of the religious oligarchs. This is how it usually goes in the Islamic Republic when a foreigner's life is on the line.
Iranian authorities allege that Amir Mirzaei Hekmati, a former U.S. Marine, received special training at U.S. bases in Iraq and Afghanistan before being dispatched on a spy mission in Iran. Hekmati, 28, was born in Arizona but holds dual citizenship.
Insh'allah: China vs. Pakistan? (bumped)
We hear of the strategic alliance between Pakistan and China from time to time. Most recently, rumors of this alliance surfaced with reports that remains of the helicopter that crashed during the bin Laden raid had been turned over to the Chinese.
What we don't hear much of, though, is how Pakistan's reluctance to confront it's own Islamist militants threatens China. China faces it's own Islamist insurgency in several regions where the Han (ethnically Chinese) are the minority among a see of Muslims. Some of these groups have terrorist training camps in Pakistan, the most notably of which is the Turkestani Islamic Party.
So, there may be some merit to speculations that China is thinking of intervening:
China allegedly demanded to set up military bases in FATA or in the Federally Administered Northern Areas (FANA) that borders Xinjiang province (Asia Times, October 26, August 10, 2011). After the bombing, the Chinese government reportedly deployed at least 200,000 security personnel to pursue Uyghur terrorists in the region, more than the 140,000 coalition troops currently in Afghanistan (Asia Times, August 31, 2011). China also is revising its anti-terror law to possibly allow military intervention abroad (Xinhua, October 27, October 24, 2011). One official commentary warned that “If the violent forces in Xinjiang gain ground, China may be forced to directly intervene militarily in Pakistan and Afghanistan, but this is clearly not the situation China would like to see” (Xinhua, September 27, 2011; “China and Pakistan: Evolving Focus on Stability within Continuity,” China Brief, November 30, 2011). While these reports may be speculative, taken together, they suggest Beijing’s concerns—especially with a less active U.S. presence in Pakistan—may be rethinking fundamental tenets of its security policy.As reluctant as I would be to see Chinese troops anywhere abroad, I'd rather see the Chinese fighting -- and dying in the process -- Islamist terrorist than Americans.
H/T: John Xenakis
Egypt To Prosecute Tweet of Cartoon as Insult to Islam
Coptic Christian in Egypt to face trial over tweeting above cartoon of Micky and Minnie.
The Central Cairo Prosecution has referred Coptic businessman Naguib Sawiris to trial over charges of defamation of religion.I guess the Irony that the prosecution basically proves Sawiris' point is lost on the al-Qaeda types.
In June, Sawiris posted a picture depicting Mickey Mouse wearing a beard and Minnie Mouse wearing a face veil on his Twitter account, a cartoon that many Muslims considered offensive.
Sawiris later apologized for posting the cartoon, however, his apology did not manage to calm the anger of Salafis who filed a report accusing him of defaming religion.
Want to Help Fight Internet Terrorists?
Then join the Internet Haganah forum
Indonesian Court Rules DNA Recovered From Boy's Rectum Not Anwar Ibrahim's
It appears that Anwar Ibrahim, much like O.J. Simpson is totally 100% not guilty.
In an unexpected conclusion to a controversial two-year trial, a Malaysian court Monday acquitted opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim on sodomy charges, ruling that the DNA evidence submitted by the prosecution was unreliable.
Sodomy, even between consenting adults, is illegal in Muslim-majority Malaysia although few people are prosecuted. Anwar, who faced up to 20 years in prison for allegedly having sex with a former aide, has repeatedly maintained his innocence, terming the charges politically motivated.
Playing Poker Now Reason to Kill Infidels
Another day closer to full blown civil war in Nigeria:
Suspected Islamists have shot dead three poker players near a church in the latest attacks targeting Christians in northeast Nigeria, residents said Sunday....h/t:Rantburg
"The gunmen, believed to be members of Boko Haram, riding a motorcycle, opened fire on a group of Christian residents playing poker outside the abandoned Honeymoon Hotel near EYN church and killed three people," Ba'na Ubaidu, a resident, told Agence France Presse....
"They just fired into the group of about 15 people playing cards, and killed three people," Shamaki said, adding that seven people were wounded.
"The attackers fled into the bush and disappeared. They are by all indications members of Boko Haram," Shamaki said.
As If Bungee Jumping Wasn't Dangerous Enough...
...if the cord snaps, you want to thwart any possible chance of survival by doing it over crocodile-infested waters.
AN Australian tourist survived a 111m fall into a crocodile-infested river after her bungee cord snapped.
Website Exposes Rusty's Real Name
Beezow Doo-Doo now has to go into hiding.
January 08, 2012
Music For H8rs
I'm not a Denver fan, and I don't think that God really cares about football, but I do so love it when the mockers on the left get egg on their faces.
White House Hosted "Alice In Wonderland" Party Featuring... Chewbacca?
Obama's politics are not the only thing waaayy off. In 2009, the White House held an "Alice in Wonderland" themed party which featured the Star Wars character:
The event, so over the top that "Star Wars" creator George Lucas loaned out the original Chewbacca costume from the legendary film for an unknown participant to wear, was covered by a front event for the press in which the first couple handed out candy to trick or treaters. The president did not don a costume to that event, but first lady Michelle Obama wore a leopard-print sweater, cat ears and sparkly eye makeup.
It was the original movie costume used for Chewbacca, the lovable giant wookiee (pictured below):
No wait... sorry wrong picture. Here' it is:
US Soldier Campaigns for Ron Paul
Cpl. Jesse Thorsen has seemingly violated strict military rules regarding public participation in politics and Ron Paul, as a candidate for Commander in Chief, should not have permitted it.
Why Am I Not Surprised There's A "D" After This Assemblywoman's Name?
A state assemblywoman accused of shoplifting at a Neiman Marcus store in San Francisco’s Union Square pleaded no contest Friday to a misdemeanor charge and her attorney said a benign brain tumor might have led to the incident.
Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi, D-Hayward, initially pleaded not guilty to a felony grand theft charge after her arrest on Oct. 25 at the store at 150 Stockton St. and was released on $15,000 bail.
A security guard had stopped Hayashi with items worth $2,445 that she had not paid for, according to prosecutors. (Source)
She has a "brain tumor" alright. Only we call it "liberalism." And it's not always benign.
Irony of her exploiting her medical condition (if, in fact, she really has a brain tumor) is that she is an advocate for mental health patients.
Suicide By Cop
A slight change from the usual war p0rn of Jihadists making the world a better place by hastening their exit from earth. These few clips show lowlifes saving the tax payers money by permanently removing themselves from the judicial system.
No War/Crime p0rn post would be complete without at least one FLIR video. In this video, the suspect isn't patient enough to wait for the cops to send him to hell. He does it himself. I'd just hate to be the homeowner and have to clean up that mess...
One more, but this one might need a NSFW warning. The video quality isn't that great, but it is still quite graphic. All my sympathy goes to the innocent driver who must have been severely traumatized by his/her unexpected and unavoidable involvement.
January 07, 2012
It's Howie Magic
Has anyone noticed this ad in the left sidebar? I think Howie has mastered the dark art of boobie juju. Well played sir, well played.
And as far as I'm concerned, those are two foods you should ALWAYS eat.
Update: Howie, you magnificent bastard, I refreshed the page and this showed up:
Definitely two foods you should eat!
Transgendered men have been in a limbo of sorts for years, identifying with males and looking like them, but having the sexual organs of - and needing treatment for - the female reproductive system.Transgendered female-to-male patients fear being discriminated against and being the 'subject of belittling, unprofessional conduct from both doctors and nurses, and in two per cent of cases, violence and physical harassment from staff.'
According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, doctors generally should to be more sensitive to the specific needs of female-to-male and male-to-female individuals, cross-dressers, the bi-gendered, and intersexuals.
Offhand, I'd suggest the pap smear problem is not the only difficulty female-to-male transgenders experience. For example, television commercials regularly promote products which address the problem of female "freshness." It's presumed that female-to-male transgenders also need to fix their freshness.
Video: Shabaab Declares War on Kenya, JOOS
UPDATE: Terror Plot in Final Stages
I was just watching this al Shabaab propaganda video declaring that Kenya is a war zone. But what I think strikes me as the most odd is that the spokesman, Ahmad Imam Ali, seems to emphasize Kenya's ties to Israel.
If antisemitism isn't a greater problem in the Muslim world than anywhere else, then why would a terrorist spokesman use it as a way of garnering sympathy when clearly the ties between Kenya and Israel are the weakest argument for why Muslims should support the terrorist movement?
You'll also notice that the spokesperson doesn't distinguish between Jews and Zionists -- which is the normal cover that antisemites use.
UPDATE: I saw this on the news, and thought it was probably related:
The Foreign Office has said terrorists could be in the final stages of planning an attack in Kenya, and has urged British nationals there to be cautious.There's a video at that BBC link.
Visitors to Nairobi are being warned to avoid places such as hotels, shopping centres and beaches.
British counter-terrorism officials have been helping Kenyan police, who found explosives and bomb-making equipment in a raid in Mombasa last month.
A British citizen was among those arrrested in that raid. The Kenyan authorities are looking for a British woman thought to have links to the al-Qaeda-linked group, al-Shabab.
Obama's Gay Cousins Victims of Saudi Sex Slave Trade
Well, his cousins are in Kenya, right? And, well, there's this.
QED, people. QED.
The report alleges that gay and bisexual men are lured from university campuses – particularly from Kenyatta University – with promises of high-paying jobs and then transported to labor as sex workers for men in the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.But seriously, the gay Kenyan sex slave trade is no laughing matter.
Oh, wait, yes it is.
Youtube Brain Rot
Yesterday, I got so bored at work I started watching Youtube clips. Normally, I search for videos related to things I like, but today I started picking randomly. This is one that came up. It was one of the few that actually made me laugh.
Below is another random pick. I'm not a basketball or Frisbee fan, but I thought some of these shots were amazing. I've never seen anyone so gifted with such a useless talent. Except Howie and his uncanny ability to produce fart sounds using his armpit.
There can be only one.
By the way, I have the 45 rpm on the Sun label. You know, the first record Elvis ever recorded and sold. If you're interested in making an offer.
Nah, just kidding, keeping it in the family.
January 06, 2012
45 Pages Of Pure Awesome
Can be seen here. This is just an appetizer:
Third Pakistani Sentenced for Helping Pakistani Taliban
This is the third conviction in the scheme to help the Pakistani Taliban smuggle their agents into the US. DOJ press release:
WASHINGTON – A Pakistani citizen was sentenced today in the District of Columbia to 50 months in prison for conspiracy to provide material support to the Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP), often referred to as the Pakistani Taliban, a designated foreign terrorist organization. Two co-defendants were sentenced for the same charge in December 2011 to 40 and 36 months in prison.
The sentences were announced by Assistant Attorney General for National Security Lisa Monaco; Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division; U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. for the District of Columbia; John Morton, Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE); and John V. Gillies, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Miami Division.
Irfan Ul Haq, 37, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge John D. Bates. On Dec. 21, 2011, Judge Bates sentenced Qasim Ali, 32, to 40 months in prison, and Zahid Yousaf, 43, to 36 months in prison. On Sept. 12, 2011, each defendant pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization. As part of their plea agreements, the defendants agreed to a stipulated order of removal to Pakistan upon the completion of their criminal sentences.
“This case underscores our continuing commitment to dismantle networks that facilitate terrorist travel,” said Assistant Attorney General Monaco. “I thank the many agents, analysts and prosecutors who were responsible for this successful prosecution.”
“Mr. Haq conspired with others to smuggle into the United States an individual who was believed to be a member of a foreign terrorist organization,” said Assistant Attorney General Breuer. “Such conduct presents a serious threat to our national security, and we will continue to work closely with our domestic and international law enforcement partners to prevent human smugglers from operating at home or abroad, and to punish them for their crimes.”
“Today’s sentence successfully brings to a close our prosecution of three criminals who aimed to use their human smuggling network to help a person who they believed to be a terrorist infiltrate our homeland,” said U.S. Attorney Machen. “By convicting three Pakistani nationals who were operating out of Ecuador, we have demonstrated our ability to dismantle human smuggling operations throughout the world when they threaten our national security.”
“ICE Homeland Security Investigations agents will continue to use every available resource to protect the American public from terrorist organizations and individuals who support them,” said ICE Director Morton. “Today’s sentence demonstrates our international resolve to ensuring that our nation is safer and more secure. I applaud the outstanding work conducted by our HSI attaché office in Ecuador who led this extensive investigation. I would also like to commend our HSI office in Atlanta, along with our law enforcement partners in the United States and Ecuador, who assisted us in this case.”
“Today’s sentence sends a clear message: Individuals such as Ul Haq, who operate outside the law to support terror represent a threat to our safety. Ul Haq and his co-conspirators sought to smuggle men into the U.S. and did not care if they came here to ‘blow up’ something as long as they got paid. Ul Haq in turn provided material support to the TTP. Such would-be supporters of terror will be dealt with severely under our system of laws. I commend the FBI and everyone involved in the prosecution of this case for bringing him to justice,” said FBI Special Agent in Charge Gillies.
Ul Haq, Ali and Yousaf were arrested in Miami on March 13, 2011, on an indictment filed in the District of Columbia charging them with one count of conspiracy to commit alien smuggling. Based on the defendants’ guilty pleas to terrorism conspiracy charges, the government dismissed at the sentencing hearing today the charges of conspiracy to commit alien smuggling against the defendants.
Ul Haq, Ali and Yousaf admitted that between Jan. 3, 2011, and March 10, 2011, they conspired to provide material support to the TTP in the form of false documentation and identification, knowing that the TTP engages in terrorist activity and terrorism. According to court documents, Ul Haq, Ali and Yousaf conducted a human smuggling operation in Quito, Ecuador, that attempted to smuggle an individual they believed to be a member of the TTP from Pakistan into the United States. The TTP was designated as a foreign terrorist organization by the State Department on Sept. 1, 2010.
Court documents indicate that law enforcement agents directed confidential sources to ask the defendants, who were residing in Ecuador at the time, for their assistance in smuggling a fictitious person from Pakistan to the United States. Over the course of the ensuing negotiations, the defendants were made aware that the person to be smuggled was a member of the TTP who was blacklisted in Pakistan.
According to the court documents, the defendants agreed to move this person from Pakistan into the United States, despite his purported affiliation with the TTP. Ul Haq, according to the court documents, told the confidential sources that it was “not their concern” what the men “want to do in the United States – hard labor, sweep floor, wash dishes in a hotel, or blow up. That will be up to them.” The defendants accepted payment from the confidential sources for the smuggling operation and procured a false Pakistani passport for the purported TTP member.
The investigation was conducted by the HSI attaché office in Quito, Ecuador, with the HSI office in Atlanta, the Miami Division of the FBI and the Ecuadorian National Police.
The investigation was conducted under the Extraterritorial Criminal Travel Strike Force (ECT) program, a joint partnership between the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and HSI. The ECT program focuses on human smuggling networks that may present particular national security or public safety risks, or present grave humanitarian concerns. ECT has dedicated investigative, intelligence and prosecutorial resources. ECT coordinates and receives assistance from other U.S. government agencies and foreign law enforcement authorities.
The Criminal Division’s Office of International Affairs, the U.S. National Central Bureau of INTERPOL, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the U.S. Embassy in Quito and the government of Ecuador provided invaluable support.
The case was prosecuted jointly by prosecutors from the Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section of the Criminal Division, the Counterterrorism Section of the National Security Division and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia.
US Troops In Israel?
Does this remind you of the scene from Braveheart where they flash the Fookin English?
Hey Iran, check out the size of these nuts*!
Thousands of US troops began descending on Israel this week.
*Debka so please use some salt grains or something.
Ministry of Irony: Threatened US Carrier Group Rescues Iranian Ship from Pirates
U.S. Navy ship rescued 13 Iranian sailors from pirates in the Arabia Sea, a military spokesman said Friday.The destroyer who saved the Shia Iranians from the Sunni pirates is part of the carrier group that Iran warned not to return to the Persian gulf last week.
The destroyer USS Kidd responded to calls for help from the Iranian-flagged dhow Al Molai, which had been hijacked by pirates two months ago, Navy Capt. John Kirby said.
A Navy team boarded the ship, took 15 pirates into custody and sent the dhow on its way, Kirby said. A dhow is a type of sailing vessel frequently used for commercial transits in the Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean.
The Iranian captain thanked the crew of the Kidd for their help, Kirby said.
I'm glad the Iranian sailors are safe. To the Iranian regime, You're very F*cking welcome.
Update: More delicious irony topping! The commander of the USS KIDD is a woman, CDR Jennifer L. Ellinger.
Hat Tip: James.
Another Reason To Hate The 1%
Those rich bastards! Using up most the resources, accumulating most the money, and now, they are using most the bandwidth!
The 99% becomes the 1%.
The world’s congested mobile airwaves are being divided in a lopsided manner, with 1 percent of consumers generating half of all traffic. The top 10 percent of users, meanwhile, are consuming 90 percent of wireless bandwidth.
Below the fold, more images of the selfish 1% using up most the bandwidth.
DHS Sets Up Heavily Armed ID Checkpoint At Social Security Office
You know, to catch those right-wing veteran gun-toting Bible-thumping domestic terrorists we hear so much about...
Residents of Leesburg, Florida were shocked to see their local Social Security office turned into a random Homeland Security checkpoint Tuesday morning, as DHS officers armed with semiautomatic rifles and accompanied by sniffer dogs checked identifications of locals.
“With their blue and white SUVs circled around the Main Street office, at least one official was posted on the door with a semiautomatic rifle, randomly checking identifications. And other officers, some with K-9s, sifted through the building,” reports the Daily Commercial.
The activity was part of Operation Shield, an unannounced drill conducted by the DHS’ Federal Protective Service centered around “detecting the presence of unauthorized persons and potentially disruptive or dangerous activities.” (Source)
It makes sense, really. If you want to catch terrorists, where better than a Social Security office where they go to pickup those retirement checks? I mean, you wouldn't want DHS wasting time harassing patriotic Americans in places like Zuccotti Park, Dearborn Mosques, or Border Checkpoints. Yeah, you wouldn't find any "unauthorized persons" or "potentially disruptive or dangerous activities" at those places.
BTW, on behalf of the Obama Administration, the DHS would like to point out that this armed show of power has nothing to do with the impending declaration of martial law. This was just a test.
Islamic Buzzkill Fatwas
A cleric in Egypt has declared that bikinis are bad for men? Well that's because men aren't supposed to wear them dumbass!
And also firecrackers.. Fireworks. You know any explosion that doesn't kill people is a waste of time.
January 05, 2012
Proof That Blasters Make Sound
To shake things up, the researchers sent sound waves into the laser. The sound waves repetitively strain the quantum dots, which temporarily modifies their energy levels. As a result, more of the quantum dots spend some time with energy levels that correspond to the wavelength of light that the laser is able to emit.Eureka!
The result was a laser power that was 200 times higher than the laser without the sound waves, which is a pretty spectacular increase in efficiency.
All is again right with the Galaxy.
Hat Tip: Ace.
Is This a Koran Desecrated in Pakistan?
Actually, its not. Its the New Testament. The Gospel of Jesus Christ.
A few days after the attacks, American photographer Gary S. Chapman visited the area with his wife, Vivian, to document the aftermath.More here...
“I want people to see my images and feel both discomfort and compassion at the same time,” he said recently. “I want them to try and see themselves in the situation I am witnessing.”
Tell me again why anyone thinks Pakistan is our friend? It escapes me most of the time.
Jesse "We Deserve to Lose a Few Guys" Ventura Gets Punched in Face by Navy SEAL Who Disagrees
I always thought Jesse Ventura was an asshole, but I didn't think he was this big of an asshole. The kind of asshole who deserves to get punched in the face. Apparently, I was wrong.
If you meet this real life Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, buy him a drink and put it on my tab.
Congrats to Us on Winning Major Award!
The Jawa Report has won The Stuxnet Award for Best Information Warfare Campaign. Awesome!
Terrorists Return Body of Murdered Civilian
The Iraqi militia that kidnapped five Britons in 2007 has said it will hand over the body of the last missing man, who it said was "killed in a clash".
UK authorities had suspected Alan McMenemy, from Glasgow, was dead.
The bodies of fellow security guards Jason Creswell, 39, of Glasgow, Jason Swindlehurst, 38, of Lancashire, and Alec MacLachlan, 30, of Carmarthenshire, were released in 2009. The men were kidnapped on 29 May 2007, from the ministry of finance in Baghdad where Mr Moore was working on a new IT system under the protection of the private security guards....
They were overpowered and taken hostage by a group of 50 to 100 armed men who entered the building that morning disguised in police and military uniforms.
Mr Swindlehurst, Mr MacLachlan and Mr Creswell were later shot dead by their captors and their bodies taken to police stations in Baghdad in 2009.
Radical Islamists: Ignoring Call To Islam Justifies Jihad
~Yousef al-Qaradawi , Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader
Stop Radical Islam has an interesting article on what it means for you to ignore Da'wa:
The Arabic word ‘Da’wa’ means the “call to Islam.” But do not think that Da’wa is the same thing as an invitation to an optional holiday event. The classical Islamic doctrine of jihad mandates that enemies must be given the opportunity to convert to Islam or pay the jizya tax before it is permissible to attack them. This obligation is compulsory because it is written in the Qur’an as a divine order.
Recommended reading: Covenant of Security
Bad News: Rusty is Back
1k words on the annual family vacation in California.
Islamist Group Declares War On France
The French government is embroiled in a massive battle as leaders fight to raise a white flag.
The Mauritanian Hamada Ould Mohamed Kheirou, presumed leader of an armed Islamist group active in west Africa, has again threatened France with war in a video seen Tuesday by an AFP journalist.
"We again declare war on France, which is hostile to the interests of Islam," Kheirou said in Arabic, wearing dark glasses and with his head wrapped in a turban. "The jihad [holy war] will be exported everywhere it is necessary and for God, we must be ready for anything." (Source)
Little known facts about the French:
A Frenchman will fight viciously and without regard for his own life if you stand between him and a white flag.
Rumor has it that the French don’t like bathing. This rumor comes from them smelling.
To get with modern times they have adopted a stance of pre-emptive surrender.
During the cola wars, France was occupied by Pepsi for six months.
They like to sell weapons to enemies of America. But come on – what kinds of pansies use French weapons?
Their language not being quite as effeminate as they would like, they also wear berets.
The Eiffel tower was constructed so that they would have something very tall to wave a white flag from in case of attack.
In ancient times, primitive Frenchmen surrendered to thunderstorms.
They actually have a military, though what purpose it serves is unknown.
Dubai Uses Image Of Auschwitz For Weight Loss Advertising
The catchphrase for the Auschwitz campaign: "Say Goodbye To Your Calories."
(Hat Tip: Gateway Pundit)
I was so inspired by this advertising campaign, I've taken the liberty of creating a few ads myself. If the Circuit Factory would like to use one or more, please contact me via email.
For those of you who would like to create your own Circuit Factory advertising, this will get you started. Just add a motivational picture and caption.
Sandcrawler PSA: Rusty Delayed Again
A Florida Highway Patrol trooper was attacked in Orlando early Thursday by a man wearing a Darth Vader mask, authorities said.Hat Tip:LaZrtx.
he attemtped to punch and kick the trooper, who deployed his Taser, according to the FHP. Officials said Vader's[sic] thick jacket prevented the Taser from working, so the trooper used pepper spray to subdue him.
Video as well at the link.
Your Kung Fu is Not Strong
We’ve covered our fair share of wild brawls in the United States, but how about a chair-throwing melee at a Chinese restaurant in Canada? We can now check that off our list.
On New Year‘s Day in Montreal’s Chinatown, patrons at New Dynasty restaurant started arguing. But what started out as verbal quickly became physical. The National Post in Canada explains:
The owner of New Dynasty restaurant, a mainstay in Montreal’s Chinatown, said “it was just a regular night” until an exchange between two tables, who didn’t know one another, erupted into a fight that snowballed into a spree of chair throwing, table tossing and glass smashing.
“It was dangerous, of course,” said the man who identified himself as the owner, but would not give his name. “You can see that [from the video]. It was out of control.”
And he’s right about the video, which has just started to surface. Check it out yourself:
The New Face of Libya
During this feel good story about Libyan rebels treated for injuries here in the US. First yes its good that these men are learning what a civilized country is and that American's are helping them but this troubles me......
JARED BOWEN: Of Moammar Gadhafi's violent public death, Ali has no remorse for what his countrymen did.Exactly! Why fight and die for a revolution that brings a new form of oppression. They are becoming what they sought to become free from. I mean not that that's unpredictable for so called Arab revolutions. Just saying.
BELGASSEM ALI (through translator): When we captured him, we didn't show any mercy toward him. He get the same fate -- the same way that he oppressed us, we oppressed him.
The Arab Spring may quickly become an Islamist Winter in Libya, reads a new report circulated among federal law enforcement and written for policymakers on Capitol Hill.
An advance copy of the report entitled "A View to Extremist Currents In Libya" and obtained by Fox News, states that extremist views are gaining ground in the north African country and suggests a key figure emerging in Libya formerly tied to al Qaeda has not changed his stripes.
"Despite early indications that the Libyan revolution might be a largely secular undertaking ... the very extremist currents that shaped the philosophies of Libya Salafists and jihadis like (Abd al-Hakim) Belhadj appear to be coalescing to define the future of Libya," wrote Michael S. Smith II, a principal and counterterrorism adviser for Kronos LLC, the strategic advisory firm that prepared the report.
al-Qaeda Murders 57 More Muslims in Iraq
There's no question that al-Qaeda has been waiting to try and destabilize Iraq. The only question is now if the Iraqis can weed out these sleepers in an efficient manner. You can tell its al-Qaeda when the solution to an issue is always indiscriminate murder.
AP: BAGHDAD (AP) -- A suicide bomber targeting Shiite pilgrims in southern Iraq killed 30 people, just hours after a wave of bombings hit Shiite areas in Baghdad and killed 27 others, officials said.
The coordinated attacks targeting Shiites bore the hallmarks of Sunni insurgents linked to al-Qaida and added to a deepening sectarian crisis in Iraq that exploded just as soon as the last Americans troops left in mid-December. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.
January 04, 2012
Topless Women's Basketball
(New York City) A topless women's basketball team is being put together by the Headquarters Gentlemen's Club in New York. Former NBA notable Dennis Rodman came up with the idea and will coach. He is currently recruiting "talent."
"Talent" for basketball
No experience is necessary but it's believed that expertise at free throws is a plus. An image of talented dribbling (NSFW) is displayed in the extended entry. (More….)
Good Gun Control
Such a nice man, giving those boys a break by just shooting them in the legs like that. He could have blown their heads clean off.
By the power vested in me, Darth Odie Dark Lord of the Sith, I hereby issue the coveted I Will Cut Your Neck Fatwa against Mark for....
Arab Crime Report
See what activities are crimes in a morally superior society. All are from Arab Times Online:
Sorcerer in sports car: Police have arrested an Iranian man for practicing sorcery, reports Alam Alyawm daily. The sorcerer was driving in a sports car on the Restaurants Street in Salmiya and appeared confused when police approached him. He then stepped on the gas pedal and escaped. Police chased and arrested the man and seized from him different types of amulets and strange objects. Police records also show the man is a violator of residence law.
Girl admits sex: The Salwa police have arrested a 17-year-old girl who was reported missing by her family, reports Al-Watan Arabic daily. During interrogation the teenager said she had eloped with her boyfriend of her own free will and had sex with him several times. Police are looking for the youth.
Call for sin: An unidentified Arab woman has filed a complaint with the police accusing a citizen of luring her to commit immoral act, reports Al-Anba daily. According to the complainant the man followed her wherever she went in a shopping mall and finally entered the same shop where she went and offered her a chewing gum. On the chewing gum paper was written a telephone number and when she called him he allegedly invited her to his apartment to have ‘fun’. When the police summoned the man for interrogation, he denied the allegation and said it was the woman who asked for his number and he gave it to her secretly because she was with another woman and he did not want to embarrass her. Police investigations are continuing.
More below the fold.
Customs foils bid to smuggle ‘sex toys’ by Kuwaiti woman: Customs officials, in coordination with the Ministry of Communications, recently foiled an attempt by a Kuwaiti woman to import sex toys and other stuffs into the country, reports Al-Watan Arabic daily. Personnel from the General Customs Authority were tipped-off about the contraband which was being purchased by the suspect via the Internet. When the parcel arrived at the Keifan Post Office the woman, who is in her 30s, went to collect it she was arrested and detained for interrogation. The parcel which came from an unidentified Asian country has been confiscated.
Two ‘young women’ seen making love on beach: Two lesbians who were allegedly caught making love on a beach at Anjafah have been referred to the authorities for interrogation, reports Al-Rai daily. According to security sources the arrest came when an unidentified woman witnessed an unusual behavior among the ‘young women’ and called the Operations Department of the Ministry of Interior. However, when police rushed to the spot they did see the women sitting side by side but did not see anything unusual. However, when another person supported the testimony of the woman who had called police, the women were whisked away for interrogation.
Love in car: Police arrested an unidentified youth for committing an immoral act inside a car parked in the parking lot of a public park in the Capital governorate, reports Al-Rai daily. Police rushed to the place on receiving a call from a Kuwaiti woman who said a ‘hot scene’ was taking place inside a car. Police, on checking records, realized that the youth was wanted by law for a theft crime and referred him to authorities, while the girl was released after writing a pledge that she won’t repeat such behavior.
Egyptian couple getting ‘cosy’ in car held; ‘It is haraam’: Police arrested an Egyptian man and compatriot woman for committing immoral acts inside their car parked in the parking lot of a famous shopping complex in Salmiya area. The couple was in a vehicle with tinted glasses.
‘It is haraam’: Police have arrested an unidentified person for driving under the influence of alcohol for deliberately crashing into the vehicle of a Kuwaiti man, reports Al-Watan Arabic daily. The incident happened when the drunkard was driving along the coastal road in Mangaf. The suspect reportedly saw the logo of a foreign football club on the vehicle of the Kuwaiti and just because the logo includes a cross, the suspect took objection and chased the Kuwaiti. The suspect reportedly told the Kuwaiti it is ‘haraam’ to place a cross on his car, collided with his vehicle and escaped.
Two Indonesian women, three teenagers caught having ‘fun’: Police have arrested two Indonesian women believed to be 38 and 40 years old and three Kuwaitis (teenagers) for having sex, reports Al-Anba daily. The daily quoting security sources said the suspects were caught inside a suspicious building in a suburb of Sabah Al-Salem. The women admitted to receiving KD 30 each for having fun.
The Devil Of Ramadi
(Hat Tip: Pat Dollard)
From the New York Post:
From 2,100 yards away from a village just outside of Sadr City in 2008, he spied a man aiming a rocket launcher at an Army convoy and squeezed off one shot from his .338 Lapua Magnum rifle.
Dead. From more than a mile away.
“God blew that bullet and hit him,” he said.
Get Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle's book at Amazon.com.
This Is HAMAS
If Terrorists Hold A Peaceful Protest And No One Is Around To See It, Is It Still Peaceful?
HAMAS leader defends violence against Israel because there are no Israelis in Gaza to peacefully protest against.
In comments to an article about "Fighting Hate... With Hate?" (Lol, oh the irony!), Jillian C. York, protector of anonymous bloggers, who stood by while Dick Silverstein went on an obsessive witch hunt to expose Aussie Dave, asks, "...what else could Gazans possibly do to resist?"
Why shouldn't terrorists use violence when, clearly, they have so much support from the leftist movement in America?
Update: Below the fold, I found this video of a very rare peaceful protest in Palestine. The peaceful protest spontaneously erupts when two Israeli women are spotted in a car.
Afghanistan Arrests Two in Torture of Child Bride
he case of the young girl, Sahar Gul, 15, has caused something of a sensation in Afghanistan, underscoring the unfinished business of advancing women’s rights here.
Her mother-in-law and her sister-in-law were arrested last week, officials said. Her father-in-law was arrested on Monday evening, according to Rahima Zarifi, the provincial director of women’s affairs in Baghlan.
The police are still searching for her husband, Ghulam Sakhi, 30, a soldier in the Afghan National Army who served in Helmand Province, the Interior Ministry said. He had fled, officials said.
Jawa Iowa Caucus Wrap-Up
Romney 25%Santorum actually comes out with one extra delegate?
It appears that Bachmann and Perry are calling it quits although not quite officially yet.
Update: Bachmann out; Perry apparently hanging in..
Eye Care for the Elderly
(Oslo, Norway) A Norwegian television broadcast news program discussed eye care for pensioners using a questionable eye chart.
January 03, 2012
Police Arrest NY Firebomber
Of course there is a lot of Hub Hub about the Mosque but I'd point out this seems personal against the neighborhood as some of the victims were Hindu and Christian at one house bombing. It seem this guy is just acting out his own personal Gangsta vendetta.
Police arrested a suspect Tuesday in connection with the firebombing of an Islamic cultural center and three other New York City sites.And also note his firebombs were made from the same Starbucks bottled coffee that he tried to steal.
A law enforcement source told Fox affiliate WNYW-TV that the suspect confessed under questioning.
The man was tracked through a car with Virginia license plates that was believed to be at the scene of at least two of the attacks Sunday evening on a convenience store, two homes and the cultural center, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said.
The man in custody may be the same person kicked out of the convenience store on Dec. 22 for trying to steal a glass Starbucks bottle and milk, authorities believe. Four of the five crude Molotov cocktails thrown at the various locations were made from glass Starbucks bottles, Kelly said.
Witnesses reported he made threats as he was escorted out, Kelly said.
"When they were pushing him out of the store, he said words to the effect that `We're going to get even. We're going to get back at you,"' Kelly said.
No one was injured in any of the attacks, and Kelly said Tuesday they appear to be linked. The attacks wrought little or no damage at most of the locations.
This boy is about as sharp as a bowling ball.
Imperial Good News: AQIM Leader Dead Dead With Extra Dead
ALGIERS — Algerian security forces have shot dead a senior operative of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), the interior minister announced Tuesday.
Mohand Ouramdane, also known as El Khechkhache ("the genius" in the local Arabic dialect), was the "emir", or leader, of an AQIM cell in Algeria's northeastern region of Tizi Ouzou.
Girl Scouts Dump Media Matters
Oliver Willis heartbroken, wasting away on new cookie ration.
Jihadist Invents Flying Motorcycle
No doubt, he was motivated to reach his 72 virgins a little quicker.
New Libya Includes Religious Prisons
The men in this makeshift prison in Misrata are from all over Libya, captured in various battles, all purported to be Gadhafi fighters. At prayer time, they line up in a covered courtyard, kneeling and pressing their heads to the floor.Nice job Obi-One you have brought un-freedom to Libya.
One of the striking things is that all of the men have uncut beards.
A prison guard calls the prison a "rehabilitation center." He says the men are required to pray five times a day and they are taught Islam.
Guard Haitham Mohammed says when the prisoners arrive, they have no idea how to read the Quran or how to be properly observant Muslims. The guards then begin teaching them, he says.
But what they are being taught is the Salafist strain, which the men who run the prison follow.
The prisoners say they are obligated to pray and leave their beards uncut, and they're forbidden to smoke. Anyone caught breaking the strict code is whipped.
I See Dead People
...and if you know any of them, call the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office.
Shameless Twitter Pimpin' - Follow Me!
I'm relatively new to Twitter. I've had the account for a while but really only recently started tweeting. Stable Hand is the Jawa Report's main tweeter, but since she is taking a break, I've been trying to pimp our posts a bit at Twitter.
It's just the number of my followers a little low. They've been increasing steadily, and I appreciate everyone who is following and re-tweeting. But I really would like to see a few more.
So, if you tweet and are not already a follower, please add me now:
If you are already following and have a nice list for yourself, please pimp me!
**Bonus fatwa to whoever names the movie quote. No cheating! No googling or internet searches!
Bumper Sticker Calling For "Friendly" Islam Enrages Muslims
“We need a friendly Islam, not an angry Islam"
And that's all it took to enrage one group of Muslims.
The bumper sticker, on the back of a church member’s car, said, “We need a friendly Islam, not an angry Islam.”
Scores of vociferous Muslims from the group known as the Islamic Reform Movement (Garis) terrorized members of the congregation who came to the church’s New Year’s Eve service in Bogor, GKI Yasmin spokesman Bona Sigalingging said.
Garis chairman Majudien was infuriated by the sticker and began to run after the car. The incident led the congregation to disband and move the service to the home of one of the members.
“What is the aim of that sticker being put there? That is a provocative action against us, the Muslims of Bogor,” Majudien said.
Islam, the religion of rationality.
Does anything not enrage radical Muslims? Howie found a few things HERE.
Starting from today I will stop blogging and I will share information under the umbrella of the AMEF forum.
Vanaf vandaag zal ik stoppen met Bloggen en zal ik aan mediaberichtgeving doen onder de paraplu van het AMEF-forum.
A partir d'aujourd'hui je vais arrêter les blogs mais je vais le faire sous l'égide du Forum AMEF.
I'm Waiting for Charles' Comments
On his twitter feed about the significance of #Occupy using anti-Semitic Nazi imagery in its protest at the Rose Parade.
Yup just waiting around.... its sure to come because Chuck is so totally not obsessed with hating on RWE bloggers to let this pass....
Always the Bridesmaid
We're totally bummed that we did not make the cut of blogs that DHS sees fit to follow.
I mean The Blotter, Long War Journal and Drudge?
I mean we're not winning all these awards because we're pretty dammit!
The Stuxnet Award for Best Information Warfare Campaign:
The Jawa Report
a gentleman who allegedly walked into a Wal-Mart in Lexington, N.C., in order to buy a microwave, a vacuum cleaner, and other unspecified items.We expected that that One Billion dollar bill he said he was carrying would cover his bail. No such luck so far.
You see, his inventive notion was to proffer a $1 million bill and claim that it was perfectly legal tender.
Sandcrawler PSA: Skelator is Evil
n a wild exchange on Fox News’ Happening Now, longtime contributor Alan Colmes lost it a little bit..
Progress: Egypt to Get Ministry of Virtue
Other proposed ministries will be the Ministry of Death to America, Ministry of Jihad and Ministry of Genocide Against Israel.
Abu Taubah a/k/a Marcus Dwayne Robertson to Cop Plea
To remind everyone, Abu Taubah a/k/a Marcus Dwayne Robertson was arrested in August of 2011 on one Federal count of possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.
As Abu Taubah, Robertson was the imam of a masjid in Florida, and has a truly global following. With 4,995+ views, the first thread about his arrest is by far the single most popular item on this forum.
In the early 1990's Robertson was involved in a series of post office and bank robberies in Brooklyn, NY. Upon arrest, Robertson turned on his co-defendants, receiving a 4 year sentence while the others are serving what amount to life sentences.
He is scheduled to go on trial on 24 January, but a change of plea hearing is set for January 5.
L.A. Arsonist Caught
Police have arrested a German national living in Hollywood and charged him in connection with more than 50 arson fires that destroyed parked cars and scorched buildings in Los Angeles. Harry Brukhart, 24, was arrested early Monday morning, and is being held without bail.NPR is also reporting that Brukhart was involved in a disturbance during an emigration hearing about his mother and was recognized by an official present at that hearing. I've no information about that hearing but it probably speaks to motive in this case. I'll update when that information becomes available.
Update: More on motive, apparently upon his arrest the suspect said, "I hate America." There are also reports that while he was detained in the squad car he was smiling at residents observing the arrest.
Update: Turns out that the mother in the immigration case was actually an extradition case. She's accused in Germany of 19 counts of fraud. Oh and also the apple doesn't fall far from the tree as she also says that all the Germans are Nazis.
I say we give her back. I'd like to give him back too but at this point it looks like he'll be staying here for a long long time.
EU Aviation Carbon Tax
(Brussels, Belgium) Effective 1/1/12, the European Union collects carbon taxes from airlines.
Experts expect that the introduction of carbon taxes on airlines will lead to an increase in ticket prices for passengers, from two to 12 euros ($2,5 - $15,5) on medium-range flights, and from four to 24 euros ($5 - $31) on transatlantic flights.Al Gore is probably smiling.
But the EU plan has triggered protests from different countries.
Chinese state-owned news agency Xinhua said it would be difficult to avoid a “trade war”.
Teacher Tells Girl to Strip and Sing
(Tacoma, Washington) A 37-year-old music teacher formerly at Tacoma Community College, Kevin Gausepohl, has lost his job.
Gausepohl faces morality charges stemming from convincing a 17-year-old girl to disrobe and perform sex acts while singing. He said she would be able to reach lower octaves by singing naked and touching herself.
Gausepohl allegedly told a Gig Harbor High School student he was conducting a study on how sexual arousal affects vocal ranges. The girl, 17 at the time, was attending the college as part of the Running Start program.Gausepohl has denied any wrongdoing. When hired he indicated that he was interested in how sexual arousal affects vocal range.[More....]
She complied with some of his requests to strip naked or touch herself during private voice lessons at the college, court records show.
Other students told investigators Gausepohl approached them about being part of the study, court records show. They declined.
January 02, 2012
Young Kim Jong-un Gets Military Promotion
Young Kim was promoted to the rank of "Supreme Military Leader" from his last rank of "Top Dog Of Father's Guard & Arex Bardwin's Confidant". It is the second highest rank one can achieve under socialist regimes. The highest rank is "Dear Leader of the World," currently held by Barack Hussien Obama.
Chinese President Hu Jintao sent congratulations to North Korea's Kim Jong-un on Saturday on his appointment as supreme military leader, in Beijing's most direct show of support for the young and untested successor to his father Kim Jong-il.
Hu's message, issued on the Chinese government's website (www.gov.cn), lauded the younger Kim's military promotion, which consolidated his status as the top leader of the North.
There's That Karma...
When I first saw the headline for this article, I assumed he had committed suicide. But it turns out karma bit him on the ass.
Authorities say the body of an Iraq war veteran suspected in the slaying of a Mount Rainier National Park ranger was believed to have been found dead in the park Monday.
He apparently died after trudging into chest-deep snow while trying to elude snow-shoe wearing SWAT team members and other police who were on his trail.
No sympathy for this murderer. Whatever issues he had did not justify killing an innocent person.
Gateway Pundit has more on the crimes he committed before fate stepped in to end his rampage.
Darth "Master Swordsman" Vader Dies
Any excuse to use the Darth Vader "NOOOOOOOO!" clip.
(Hat Tip: Lazrtx)
The Sad Case Of AHH
Three strikes and you're... AHH!
A SYDNEY man known only as "AHH" after changing his name three times has been banned from changing his name again and faces losing his wife-to-be as a result.
In a bizarre case, AHH changed his name three times in as many years, from Hormis Daniel to Thomas Daniels in 1999, then to Tony Adam in 2000 and to AHH in 2001, The Daily Telegraph reported.
He told the Administrative Decisions Tribunal he did so "because of constant hounding and harassment from my ex-partner".
But now he says he has been shamed by his family for being single and has had a marriage arranged for him in his homeland of Iraq. (Source)
It is an improvement over "Hormis" if you want my opinion...
Bo Knows Twitter
Do it, or a fatwa will be forthcoming. Or something. Unless you're not on Twitter. Then we have nothing to talk about.
January 01, 2012
EEOC: Employers Who Reject Stupid Job Applicants Violating Americans With Disabilities Act
(Hat Tip: Gork)
Ignorance is now a disability according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission:
Employers are facing more uncertainty in the wake of a letter from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission warning them that requiring a high school diploma from a job applicant might violate the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Looks like all those unemployed #Occupy retards have another chance to get that high paying dream job of doing nothing!
#Occupy Starts Off New Year With (Surprise!) Violence
#Occupy thugs post "Wanted Posters" showing pictures of police officers. The posters include home addresses, phone numbers, and maps to get to the location.
And this Administration calls right-wingers "Domestic Terrorists"?
Related: #Occupy goons stab police officer; protesters try to prevent ambulance from leaving with wounded cop.
Fox News Recaps the 2011 #Occupy movement:
Another New Year, Same Old Crap
Clearing up some Christmas decorations, I noticed this Christmas card back:
In case you can't read the small print at the bottom:
This is the actual card back! I have not photoshopped it or added any text!
Have we really become a nation in which our children are too stupid to play with a piece of paper without choking to death? What's worse is that if we protect certain idiotic kids, prevent them from handling a potentially deadly Christmas cards, they are doomed to grown up to be liberals.
Sometimes 'survival of the fittest' is good. It keeps a species strong and healthy. We, humans, just can't seem to learn that.
The President's Speech is Now Copyrighted?
Let me get this strait. Public speeches by public officials are now copyrighted? And who owns the copyright? The government or the official? Or is this just some spurious error produced by one of W's books or videos?
This must not be allowed to stand lest we find that any time we use a public official's speech in a discussion of politics. Left or right. The Government or Google or whomever can now blunt that speech based on an arbitrary, hostile or spurious copyright claim.