February 29, 2012

Monkees Davy Jones Dead At 66

R.I.P.

Below the fold, a video of Davy performing just a month ago.

By DMartyr at 10:13 PM | |

I Know What The First Comment Is Going To Be

Damn it Vinnie! Quit posting these!

H/T Hot Air

By Vinnie, Channeling My Inner Breitbart at 06:12 PM | |

Pookie's Toons 2-29-2012

Inspirational Underlings Day edition.

And you thought I was going to say "Leap Day edition." Ha!

Seriously, I don't make these "holidays" up.

By Vinnie, Channeling My Inner Breitbart at 06:02 PM | |

Not a Good Idea

To show up for a job interview...in your birthday suit:

Jose Ayala showed up for an interview at a Sacramento welding shop without his welding helmet or gloves…or any other clothes.

To make matters worse, nekid dude is HIV positive

The naked man was eventually subdued and arrested. Police have contacted everyone involved in the scuffle to get tested after learning that Ayala is HIV positive.

By Stable Hand at 05:08 PM | |

Limited Purpose Public Jihadi Webmaster

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Apparently this dude hates it when the Kufr talk about him, its an invasion of his privacy except that, you know, he keeps making himself a public figure by publishing himself. Sometimes by accident fortunately. Which is why this Salafimedia webmaster is about to do a stint in German Federal Pound me in the Ass prison.

If the idea was that by threatening Haganah he'd get less publicity, well it ain't working son.

We're not sure how he came about getting the title of Webmaster, it may just be he was the only one among his Akhi that had a working credit card.

Jihadis, not the brightest bulb in the chandelier if you catch my drift.

Hostage Crisis Over in Egypt?

The good news? The Americans being prosecuted in Egypt for "illegally" helping the country become more democratic have had their travel restrictions lifted.

The bad news? The case against them hasn't been dropped .... yet.

But given that they are now free to leave the country, that's a compromise I think all parties are breathing a sigh of relief over:

Egypt on Wednesday lifted a travel ban on seven Americans employed by pro-democracy U.S. groups, signaling that the worst crisis in relations between Egypt and the U.S. in 30 years could soon be brought to an end....
So, the worst case scenario is that they are allowed to come home and never return to Egypt for fear of being prosecuted.

But given the way things are headed in Egypt, who the hell would ever want to got there now?

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 03:27 PM | |

Ron Paul Courting Antisemitic Vote

The real tragedy here? I actually like a lot of what Ron Paul has to say:

The flyer actually has two sides. The English side promotes Paul’s “Plan to Restore America” and touts his deficit cutting prowess and dislike of the Federal Reserve. The Arabic side, however – the side shown above – is far less subtle. It says that Paul will cut foreign aid, and specifically mentions only foreign aid to Israel as the target of cutting.
If the libertarian wing of the Republican party ever wants to be taken seriously, then they need to dump Ron Paul as their candidate of choice.

Thanks to HMF.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 03:09 PM | |

#Occupy Burn Ward

Occupy Idiot Catches on Fire – Suffers Second Degree Burns When He Torches Historic Colorado Town Hall.

AMEF Gives us One More Way to Arrest Their Members

Over at the Ansar al Mujahideen English Forum (AMEF) they are celebrating their latest creation: a media arm dedicated to translating terrorist videos.

INFORM stands for:

- International
- Network
- For
- Original
- Resourceful
- Media

INFORM is a new media group which will serve the Ummah and expose the crimes of the enemies of Allah. Our main work will be the most important Jihadi media releases translated into numerous different languages spoken by Muslims around the globe. We are a global organization which seeks to inform and educate the Muslim youth about Jihad and the Mujahideen.

Which is great news given the precedent set in the Tarek Mehanna case in which a jury found that his translations of al Qaeda propaganda constituted material support for terrorism.

So, yeah, have fun with that. And watch out for the cornhole.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:56 AM | |

Israel: First Ever Conviction For Slavery

The "first" goes to an Arab-Israeli couple.

Update: So as not to confuse, they are Arabs who live in Israel.

By Stable Hand at 11:12 AM | |

We'll Have to Destroy Them Ship to Ship

Get the crews to their fighters....

al-Qaeda Leader Saif al-Adel Arrested in Egypt (updated/bumped)

aidaladel.jpgal-Arabia is tweeting that Saif al-Adel has been arrested at Cairo's airport.

The US is offering 5 million for his capture.

Al-Adel is thought to be affiliated with the Egyptian Islamic Jihad (EIJ), and is believed to be a high-ranking member of the Al-Qaeda organization.
He was named the effective leader of al-Qaeda after the death of Osama bin-Laden. Like Zawahiri he came to al-Qaeda in its merger with Egyptian Islamic Jihad.

It will be interesting to see how Egypt's new government handles the capture of al-Adel.

Update: False alarm?

Man arrested in #Cairo ex-Islamist militant, not #Qaeda leader: security source #AlArabiya
Sure it wasn't......

Like I said, this will be interesting.

Security and airport officials say Mohammed Ibrahim Makkawi was arrested on his arrival from Pakistan and was taken for questioning.

Speaking to reporters at the airport, Makkawi said he was not the senior al-Qaeda leader known as Saif al-Adel and that he had had nothing to do with the terror group since 1989.

The US has listed the name Mohammed Ibrahim Makkawi as the real name of Saif al-Adel, a pseudonym that means “sword of justice.” But former militants who know both men have previously said they are two different people and the US identification is incorrect.

Apparently its the right guy, US officials are playing along with the snow job according to the AP feed.
Makkawi told reporters at the airport that he had returned to Egypt to clear his name.

“I decided to return to Egypt to live in peace, without making any deal with the Egyptian authorities and to confirm my innocence of all charges directed against me,” he said, after arriving from Pakistan via the United Arab Emirates.

He said he had been wrongly identified as Saif al-Adel because his name had been used as an alias, but said he had severed any links to the group in 1989, shortly after the organization was set up and several years before it declared its drive against the West and those it deemed foes of Islam.

“I did not carry out any operation against any installation or individual,” said Makkawi, a former army officer in Egypt’s special forces.

He said he knew former al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahri, then a top official in the group and now its leader, but said relations went no deeper than that.

This isn't the Mohamed Ibrahim Makkawi we're looking for. Move along. Move along.

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Update: Well now, that sort of explains this.

Egypt is to lift a travel ban barring seven US pro-democracy organisation workers from leaving the country, judicial officials in Cairo have said.

Where's Vinnie?

Trying to get compensation for his ruptured testicle.

A former professional wrestler is suing his opponent and the Indiana-based promoter who arranged their bout last year, claiming his foe was supposed to lose their match but had other ideas and kicked him so hard in the crotch that one of his testicles ruptured and had to be removed.

Islamotards at Al Qaeda's Russian Mouthpiece PWND Twice!!

Dear Kavkaz, you're someones beotch, bitch!

KGB-friendly DAILY MOTION removes, after YOU TUBE, video clip on Russian defeat in Chechnya
Publication time: 26 February 2012, 14:11

A video sharing portal DailyMotion removed, after YOU TUBE, a video clip about a battle between the Caucasian Mujahideen fighters and Russian invader terrorists in Nozhai-Yurt district of the CE Province of Nokhchicho.


Ah, ain't that a shame...ha!

By Stable Hand at 08:23 AM | |

Stormy Weather

Word is this morning that there were pretty bad storms last night. Multiple reports of tornado damage in Southern Illinois, Western KY and Southeast Missouri.

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Four reported dead so far.

More here:

In nearby Gallatin County, police say the storm destroyed a Catholic church in the village of Ridgway, leaving only the front wall standing.
Video from E-town Ky.

The number of dead is up to eight.



And Now We Go To Political Correspondent Bore Dum With The Election Results

Romney takes Michigan and Arizona.

There you go. Celebrate or wail and gnash your teeth as you wish.

By Vinnie, Channeling My Inner Breitbart at 12:29 AM | |

February 28, 2012

DHS: Tea Party = Extremism, #Occupy = Peace Movement

Unreal. In 2009, the Department of Homeland Security suggested the rise of the Tea Party was a sign of right-wing extremism. But a new DHS report refers to the #Occupy movement as "overwhelmingly peaceful."

Ironic considering the #Occupy movement has actually committed acts of terrorism and violence. while the Tea Party hasn't.

Gateway Pundit has more.

Below the fold, the "Tea Party Versus #Occupy" checklist.

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http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/archives/209789.php
http://biggovernment.com/jjmnolte/2011/10/28/occupywallstreet-the-rap-sheet-so-far/

By DMartyr at 11:13 PM | |

Interpol Raids Anonymous

Bwahahahahaha!

LYON, France - Interpol has arrested 25 suspected members of the Anonymous hackers group in a swoop covering more than a dozen cities in Europe and Latin America, the global police body said Tuesday. [...]

The operation was carried out by police from Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Spain, the statement said, with 250 items of computer equipment and cell phones seized in raids on 40 premises in 15 cities.

Police also seized credit cards and cash from the suspects, aged 17 to 40.

I bet every one of them lived in mom's basement, including the 40 year olds.

Hey, Anonymous, how's the War on America working out for you?

By DMartyr at 10:29 PM | |

'Zombie Muhammad' Judge Defends Ruling

The judge, who ruled against an Atheist who depicted the Islamic prophet Muhammad as a zombie, defended his ruling which seemed to condone the actions of a Muslim attacker.

He told CNN during a phone interview:

"With rights come responsibilities. The more people abuse our rights, the more likely that we're going to lose them. We need to start policing up our own actions, using common sense, in how we deal with others."

So, exercising your First Amendment right in a way that offends someone is abusing your right?

I disagree. If we allow threats of violence to silence us for fear of offending someone, then we've already lost the right to free speech. We don't protect our rights by not exercising them. And we don't protect our rights by cowering to political correctness. We protect our rights by using them every chance we get, and by making certain no individual is able to suppress our rights simply by claiming he is offended.

Rather than scold and berate Ernest Perce for using his First Amendment right to, as Judge Mark Martin put it, "piss off other people," it would have better served our Constitutional values to remind all new immigrants to this country - including the Muslim attacker Talaag Elbayomy - that the oppressive laws of their homeland do not apply in America. Judge Martin should have scolded the perpetrator in this case, not the victim. He should have criticized Mr. Elbayomy's behavior and made it clear violence is never an acceptable response to critical speech.

In the phone interview, Judge Mark Martin also denied being a Muslim, despite the Youtube.com video in which he apparently says, "I'm a Muslim..." Giving him the benefit of doubt, his Dhimmi ruling in favoring an attacker over the victim is even worse. It shows he is either too frightened of offending a certain religious group to dispense justice or he is too politically correct to rule justly.

Either way, he isn't fit to be a judge.

By DMartyr at 10:16 PM | |

Pookie's Toons 2-28-2012

Happy National Tooth Fairy Day!

I know, everybody is celebrating National Pancake Day or something. But Rusty wanted to celebrate this instead. Because it has the word "fairy" in it.

By Vinnie, Channeling My Inner Breitbart at 05:15 PM | |

1% Tip Was Fake Fake Fake

Occupy Truthiness!

The restaurant receipt that a California banker purportedly used to denigrate a waitress--while also leaving her a one percent tip--was wildly “altered and exaggerated,” according to a spokesperson for the Newport Beach restaurant where the businessman supposedly dined earlier this month.

A photo of the receipt (seen at right) has gone viral in the past few days, fueled by a back story claiming that the measly tip was the imperious financier’s way of provoking a member of the lowly “99%” who was not sufficiently solicitous. The claim about the tip--and a photo of the receipt--first appeared last week on a blog that is now offline (along with a related Twitter account).

In fact, a spokesperson for True Food Kitchen in Newport Beach told TSG that the eatery was able to locate the actual “merchant copy” of the February 16 credit card receipt and it reveals that the online version has been Photoshopped.

Minstry of Boobies: Kate Upton's Hardees Spot

I'll try and make up for my earlier post this morning with this...

Discuss....

Malaysia Bans Allah!

allahtattoo.JPGYahoo:

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Muslim-majority Malaysia on Tuesday banned a planned concert by Erykah Badu after a photograph appeared showing the Grammy-winning singer with the Arabic word for Allah written on her body.

The American R&B singer was scheduled to perform Wednesday in Kuala Lumpur, but some Muslim groups said Badu was an unsuitable role model for young Malaysians after seeing a publicity photo of her with what appeared to be temporary tattoos of the word Allah on her bare shoulders.

A government committee that includes police and Islamic policy officials decided to forbid Badu's show because the body art was "an insult to Islam and a very serious offense," Information Minister Rais Yatim said in a statement.

The photo of Badu had "triggered public criticism that could jeopardize national security and cause a negative impact to the government's image," the statement added.

Personally that doesn't shock me, what I'm wondering is how she got into Malaysia with all that crack?

Erykah Badu

Sandcrawler PSA: The BBC's Editors Are Wusses

Not to mention Dhimmis.

BBC director-general Mark Thompson has claimed Christianity is treated with far less sensitivity than other religions because it is ‘pretty broad shouldered’.

He suggested other faiths have a ‘very close identity with ethnic minorities’, and were therefore covered in a far more careful way by broadcasters.
But he also revealed that producers had to consider the possibilities of ‘violent threats’ instead of polite complaints if they pushed ahead with certain types of satire.

Mr Thompson said: ‘Without question, “I complain in the strongest possible terms”, is different from, “I complain in the strongest possible terms and I am loading my AK47 as I write”. This definitely raises the stakes.’

Senate Study on The Online Radicalization of Zachary Chesser of Revolution Muslim

Government Security News:

The Internet and social media are integral ingredients in the rapid radicalization of homegrown terrorists, said a staff study by the Senate homeland security committee that recommended a coordinated government response to counter online radical propaganda and help communities intervene in the radicalization process.

The report, released on Feb. 27 by the staff of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, was based on the close study of the personal writings of Zachary Chesser, the Bristow, VA man now serving a 25-year sentence for threatening the writers of the South Park television show, soliciting violent jihadists to desensitize law enforcement, and attempting to provide material support to Al-Shabaab.

The study also provides some unique detail into Chesser’s motivations and personality.

The Senate staff said Chesser’s case was a classic case study of how quickly online radicalization can occur compared to the traditional process of face to face contact between an aspirant and an established terrorist group.

The .pdf copy of the study is here.

Jawa report was not mentioned in the study, we were basically robbed. But we're getting really used to that ;)

Update: A mention of if not our name, our actions on page 19.

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Oh yeah that was me ;).

February 27, 2012

Mad Mullah Dance Party!

Who needs women when you can have this much fun with just guys?!

Video from HalalPorkShop. I thought it could use new music. ;)

By DMartyr at 08:33 PM | |

Feel Good Story Of The Day - Nigerian Christians Beat Suicide Bomber To Death

From Times of Nigeria via Gateway Pundit:

Angry worshippers at the headquarters of Church Of Christ In Nations (COCIN) in Jos on Sunday killed one of the two suspected bearers of the explosives that hit the Church in the morning. [...]

The suspect, who wore a neatly carved moustache, looked well-fed.

But probably afraid of dying, the bomb carrier jumped out of the vehicle just before the blast went off and attempted to run but could not move as he was affected by the blast.

The angry worshipers, however, descended on him and clubbed him to death.

The other of the two bombers was blown to bits in the blast. No innocent people were killed.

By DMartyr at 08:22 PM | |

OMG!Something Obama Did Right!

White House helps pay for NYPD Muslim surveillance.

Lets see that makes two things...UBL and this. But it probably won't buy him any votes with his base of deluxe communist retards.

Update: Right on cue Hamas in the USA, I mean CAIR issues call for "investigation".

Pookie's Toons 2-27-2012

Monday edition.

By Vinnie, Channeling My Inner Breitbart at 07:10 PM | |

Staff Sgt. Ahmed al-Taie's Body Returned to US

All Things Considered:

The Army has identified the remains of the last missing American service member in Iraq. A Shiite extremist group handed over a wooden casket containing the remains of Staff Sgt. Ahmed al-Taie, who was abducted by gunmen in Baghdad in 2006. A Shiite lawmaker in Iraq says the gesture is part of a prisoner exchange agreement between the Iraqi government and an Iranian-backed insurgent group. Audie Cornish speaks with Wall Street Journal reporter, Michael Phillips.
I've received over the years several requests from his family to help publicize their efforts to locate Ahmed, his ex wife Linda even helped.

They of course always believed he was alive. Its turns out sadly that he was not. He was kidnapped and murdered by an Iranian backed Shia militia group.

Our thanks to his family for his service and our prayers that the Lord will confort them in this most difficult time.

Bwahahahahaa! Anonymous Declares "War" on U.S. Government

Man, these guys really are stepping in it now. I mean, seriously, these bunch of amateurs think the NSA doesn't know who they are? Who do you think invented most of the anonymity tools they are using to "cover up" who they are?

As long as they limit their antics to petty criminal activity, they are semi-safe. The FBI won't use data collected on Anonymous in court. They can't.

But calling for armed rebellion against the US government? Declaring war? That's a whole other ball game.

You don't fight a war with subpoenas. You do it with guns. So, go ahead. Pick up a gun. We'll see how long this lasts.

Anonymous:

Declaration of War on the United States Government. ...

We are not calling upon the collective to deface or use a distributed denial of service attack on a United States government agency website or affiliate. We are not calling upon the people to occupy a city or protest in front of a local building. This has not brought on us any legislative change or alternate law. It has only brought us bloodshed and false criticism. For the last 12 years, voting was useless. Corporations and lobbyists are the true leaders of this country and are the ones with the power to control our lives. To rebuild our government, we must first destroy it.

Our time for democracy is here.
Our time for real change is here.
This is America’s time, to have its own revolution.

Therefore, Anonymous has decided to openly declare war on the United States government. This is a call to arms. We call upon the Citizens of the United States to stand beside us in overthrowing this corrupted body and call upon a new era. Our allegiance is to the American people, because they are us, and we are them.

Bwhahahahaha!! This is going to get good.

Do you think their moms have firearms in the basement, next to the computers these guys work on?

The video version is below. Someone grab me some popcorn.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 03:30 PM | |

Two More Churches Attacked in Nigeria

Another Lord's Day, another church bombed in Nigeria. Better make that two.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 01:39 PM | |

Attn: Youtube User UsoolOfStruggle

Tell me of your home world Usul.

http://www.youtube.com/user/UsoolOfStruggle

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The worm is the spice! The spice is the worm!

Ohio: Chardon HS Shooting: 1 Student Has Died, 4 Others Injured

Fox8

CHARDON, Ohio — Chardon Police Chief Tim McKenna says that one of the student victims in Monday’s shooting at Chardon High School has died.

Geauga County Sheriff Daniel McClelland had said that five students are hospitalized following a shooting Monday morning at Chardon High School, Fox 8 News reports.

At a late morning news conference, McClelland said that three of the injured students were transported by Life Flight to MetroHealth Medical Center and two others were taken to Hillcrest Hospital.

McClelland added that shootings apparently occurred in multiple locations, seemingly suggesting that the shooter had specific targets in mind. The Geauga County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit was used to apprehend the suspect “some distance from the school.”

Our thoughts and prayers are with those families affected by this terrible tragedy...

By Stable Hand at 12:23 PM | |

Islamic Scholars: Burning the Koran Correct Method of Disposing of It

From Islam Q&A:

If there are no such cases where it is necessary to preserve old copies, then there is nothing wrong with disposing of them in respectful ways which achieve the desired purpose. The scholars have mentioned three ways of doing that:

1-Burning, i.e., burning old copies of the [Quran] in a careful and respectable manner, in a clean and safe place, whilst ensuring that the words are consumed by the fire and the pages are changed.

I'm still waiting for that apology from Karzai about his people murdering ours because they properly disposed of his people's holy book.

Until he does, I plan on rioting.

Update by DMartyr: The Afghanistan National website has confirmed that NATO agreed to put the U.S. Soldiers involved on trial. This is reason enough for me pull all U.S. support - both financial and military - from NATO. And from the U.N. while we're at it.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:55 AM | |

Disruptive Muslim & Leftist Students SHOCKED They Were Ejected From Nonie Darwish Talk

The audience members who came to hear Nonie Darwish speak violated their right to disrupt and protest the speech! They were ejected from the hall! Oh, the humanity!

From Youtube video description via Jihad Watch:

Halfway through the talk, Arab and Leftist anti-Israel students, mostly from the SJP group, stood up and began screaming and chanting in order to shut down the talk and make a disturbance that their wide network could use against us. They were surprised that people in the audience were angry and went to clear them out of the room.

Video of incident (not the same video where the description above can be found.) Old people beating the crap out of these useful idiots:

This isn't how their leftist/Islamic utopia is supposed to work! Only speech they approve should be allowed! All other is "hate speech" by default! How dare the audience members defend their right to hear an invited guest speaker without interruption!

By DMartyr at 11:22 AM | |

Monday Morning Iranian Paramilitary Training Agitprop

An Iranian "journalist" goes for the upskirt.

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Where are the burning hoops of fire?

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:54 AM | |

Is That A 19-Inch Flatscreen Television In Your Pants Or Are You Just Really Happy To See Me?

Okay, that just didn't make sense, but neither does this:

After honking his horn and getting no response, the officer got out of his car and approached King. Police say King squatted down and reached into his pants, so the office handcuffed him for safety reasons.

That’s when the officer saw a large, square item wrapped in plastic shoved down the man’s pants. The item turned out to be a 19-inch flat screen television.

Police say they also recovered a remote, power cords, and a bottle of brake fluid from his pants, along with two blue pills that were identified as the controlled substance Xanax.

The real question is how he managed to keep the accessories and the two blue pills from falling down his pant leg.

By DMartyr at 10:53 AM | |

Youtube Issues Fatwa Against "Thunderfoot"

So this starts out to be "interesting" then it gets a bit more interesting.

Lets take a look at http://www.youtube.com/dawahfilms

Here we have a person, a Muslim, engaged in activism and working to have content removed from Youtube. Content that was critical of his country extradition of a Muslim to face a possible death penalty in Saudi Arabia from apostasy. When someone spoke out against Islam he worked to silence them.

Now take a look at his little channel, "Caution: Scary Muslim At Work..."

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Which brings us back to the Eric Allen Bell issue here. Given Asadullahali's history on Jihadtube, I find it highly unlikely that he failed to participate in the Media Matters type character assassination that Loonwatch carried out against Bell, including spreading his personal information around in a lame attempt to hurt Mr. Bell's personal security.

Update: Here is Thunderfoots original documentation of Dawahfilms campaign against him.

I went ahead and asked Dawahfilms a few questions.

Me:

So were you
Mr3133169?
I mean why not ask.

Dawahfilms

No. I dont even know what you're talking about.
I believe him that he's not Mr3133169 but not that he's never heard of him.

Me:

I find that hard to believe. Ever use pastebin?

Dawahfims

Whatever you wanna think man, but I really have no idea wht you're talking about.
Good answer....

February 26, 2012

Sunday night interlude

I have red Solo cups, and I like them.

Fatwa This! NYPD Edition

The Why you insult Holly Koran Fatwa issued against Creeping Sharia for...


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Fatwas! Get One!

Sunday Morning Sermon: The Division Of Israel

You don't have to be Christian to hear the truth.

If you haven't already heard it, Walid Shoebat's Prophesy 101 lecture (in 10 parts) is a must-hear.

By DMartyr at 10:44 AM | |

Karma

"Democrat CongressCritters™ in Israel attacked by rock-throwers."

Click image for more from Kenny:

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We were missed by this much!

By Stable Hand at 10:08 AM | |

Afghanistan: Islamotards Still Allah Akbaring Over Koran Incident

Seven Americans wounded in attack on NATO base

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Seven U.S. military trainers were wounded on Sunday when protesters in Kunduz in northern Afghanistan threw a grenade at their base, provincial police chief Samihullah Qatra told reporters.
No further information on the trainers injuries.

By Stable Hand at 09:51 AM | |

The butcher Saleh back in Yemen

Barak Obama's friend, the war criminal Ali Saleh departed the US and is back in Yemen. Saleh's immunity is a central part of the US sponsored "transition" plan that included a 48 million dollar, single candidate (sham) "election."

Yemen's first new president in 33 years, Abdo Mansour Hadi, previously Saleh's Vice, was sworn in on Saturday. Hadi received 6.6 million votes of 10 million registered and two million eligible new voters. On election day, the electoral commission said 13 million votes were printed and they had run out of ballots during the day.

Also on Saturday, a suicide bomber in a slow moving pick-up truck killed 28 soldiers in Hadramout. Al Qaeda claimed responsibility via a text message to Reuters.

The Obama administration has said it will actively supervise the restructuring of the Yemeni military and other political and economic reforms.


Previous: We broke it, we own it: Yemen

February 25, 2012

Good News! Putin Wants To "Help Teach" Progressives On How To "Take Back The American Dream"..

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By defeating those mean ole Republicans!

From Accuracy in Media’s Cliff Kincaid:

The Russia Today (RT) Moscow-funded propaganda channel, which is backing the murderous regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, aired a special program on Tuesday night on how progressives in the U.S. can “Take Back the American Dream” by defeating Republicans. The propaganda effort was broadcast throughout the United States and produced in collaboration with major liberal groups such as the Campaign for America’s Future, MoveOn.org and Demos, all of them Soros-funded.

The host was Thom Hartmann, who regards himself as the nation’s “number one” progressive radio talk-show host.

The “National Teach-In to Take Back the American Dream” featured Robert Reich, former U.S. Secretary of Labor; Heather McGhee of Demos; Leo Hindrey, a businessman and self-styled “Patriotic Millionaire;” Natalie Foster, the co-founder of Rebuild the Dream; and Robert Borosage of the Campaign for America’s Future.

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Putin posted a blog on HufPo, one of RT’s official “partners” in the media business.

Nobody on the program, which also aired on DISH Network, DirectTV and the Free Speech TV Network, demonstrated any concern about appearing on a Moscow-funded channel to promote the “American dream.”[More...]

Ain't that grand?

But...have these progressive forgot about our campaign election laws? Like the itty teeny bit about a foreign entity funding stuff?

Oh well, what does a law matter when it comes to progressives Soros getting what they he want wants, 4 more years of The One...

By Stable Hand at 12:39 PM | |

Two High-Ranking U.S. Military Advisers Killed in Kabul

Searching for the prisoners extremists messages, eh?

And our government keeps apologizing for disposal of of Korans desecrated by Afghan prisoners.

Disgusting!

Via WSJ

KABUL—Two high-ranking U.S. military advisers were killed Saturday during a clash with an Afghan national at Afghanistan's Interior Ministry headquarters, according to Afghan and Western officials.

An American colonel and major were both found shot in the head at the busy ministry compound that is the nerve center for the Afghan law enforcement, according to one Western official in Kabul.

Afghan and American officials shut down the compound as they launched an investigation into the killings in one of the most heavily guarded parts of the capital.

Top U.S. military officials said they were still trying to determine the identity of the attacker. But one Western official in Kabul said that the two Americans were shot by an Afghan policeman upset about the burning of Qurans earlier this week at a U.S. military base.

Naturally, the Taliban is claiming responsibility
Hours after the shooting, the Taliban issued a statement claiming that the attacker was an insurgent infiltrator who killed the Americans in retaliation for the Quran burning. In the statement, the Taliban said the assailant called to inform the insurgent group that he had carried out the attack and escaped unharmed.

Details of the incident remained sketchy.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of these men.

May these men RIP, sigh.

Update:

FNC

In response to killing of two high-ranking US military advisers inside the Afghan Interior Ministry, NATO commander says all NATO personnel are being recalled from surrounding ministries as protests over Koran burning continue for fifth day.
Oh so much related: Dear Prez Karzai

And: American Response to Afghan Quran Incident a Show of Weakness

By Stable Hand at 11:17 AM | |

South Paw...

Site inspection
Site inspection

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Tom Maahs, from Maple Shade, N.J., who is with the Task Force Paladin explosive ordinance disposal unit, inspects the site of an IED through his rifle scope on a street near the wood market in Gardez Feb. 18. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ken Scar, 7th MPAD

God Bless our finest and bravest!

By Stable Hand at 11:01 AM | |

February 24, 2012

Dear President Karzai

Hat Tip: Counter Jihad Night.

Somalia air strike splodes "foreign" al-Shabab terrorists (bumped)

Has this pervert, American traitor Omar Hammami (aka Abu Mansour Al-Amriki, been sploded?

Please let one of the al-Shabaab "foreigners" killed be Hammami!

An air strike in al-Shabab-held southern Somalia has killed four people, including three foreigners, eyewitnesses have told the BBC.

The strike destroyed two vehicles in a convoy in an area known as K60 because it is around 60km (35 miles) south of the capital, Mogadishu, they say.

It is not clear who fired the missiles, reportedly shot from five helicopters.

I realize there are a lot of "foreigners" fighting with the African Taliban but....Hammami is one who really needs to be sploded.

h/t @LauraWalkerKC

Update by Howie: Bill Roggio has more here on those killed in the airstrikes.

A Moroccan jihadist was among several Shabaab fighters, including other foreigners, who were killed in an airstrike in southern Somalia today.

In a web posting today, a jihadist forum member who also serves as an operative in Somalia said that Abu Ibrahim, who was also known as Hassan al Toor and Abu Qatada, was killed in an airstrike south of Mogadishu. The jihadist announced Abu Ibrahim's death in a statement that was released on the al Qaeda-linked Shumukh al-Islam forum and translated by the SITE Intelligence group.

While the jihadist forum member did not give an exact date for Abu Ibrahim's death, his statement indicates that Abu Ibrahim was killed in an airstrike that took place in the K60 area of the Lower Shabelle region in southern Somalia (K60 is an area 60 kilometers south of Mogadishu near the coastal city of Merca).

"The knowledge [sic] knight dismounted his horse as a result of an airstrike in area of 60 in Lower Shabelle province..," the statement said.

Reports from Somalia said that several aircraft, thought to be helicopters, struck two vehicles traveling at night in the K60 area, killing four to six Shabaab operatives, including "foreigners." Mareeg Online claimed that a Kenyan known as Sheik Abukar Hajji Ahmed was among several Kenyans killed in the attack. The Internet jihadist said that Abu Ibrahim was killed along with two others, who were known as Abu Ahad al Muhajir and Abu Bakr a Ansari al Muhajir. The two men were likely foreigners, as Muhajir means "immigrant."

Read more.

By Stable Hand at 08:35 PM | |

Pookie's Toons 2-24-2012

Happy weekend!

Since there are no toons on the weekend, I beseech you to observe International Sword Swallowers Day tomorrow and National Personal Chefs Day on Sunday.

By Vinnie, Channeling My Inner Breitbart at 06:03 PM | |

Marijuana Linked to Motor Vehicle Accidents

According to the British Medical Journal, driving and smoking dope is a bad idea.

Acute cannabis consumption has now been proven to substantially increase the risk for motor vehicle accidents, whether fatal or not. And we are learning that cannabis can lead to a whole host of other medical problems.

There is abundant circumstantial evidence pointing to a plausible biological relationship between marijuana smoking and lung cancer. We may be lacking the smoking gun, but few juries could fail to convict on this evidence.

What a shock, eh?

By Mr. E. Blogger at 04:47 PM | |

And Now a Death to America Message From Admiral General Aladeen

If this dude doesn't end up running either Syria or Libya, the world just won't feel right.

Sandcrawler PSA: Don't Be Too Proud...

...of this technological terror you've created. The power to destroy a planet is insignificant when compared to the power of The Force.

A group of students at Lehigh University have recently calculated that the construction cost of the Death Star was roughly 852 Quadrillion Dollars.

And The Force is way way cheaper too.

Canadian Doctors Face Bribery Allegations

Bribe.jpg(Montreal, Canada) Enterprising patients are allegedly slipping envelopes of cash to Canadian doctors in exchange for moving up on the notorious health care waiting list. Disciplinary action is being considered but evidence is scant.

"When the patient is offering cash to the doctor, and the doctor is accepting the cash … both of them have an interest not to tell the story."
Agreed. And remember, getting government health care is arguably comparable to getting oats. If you want nice fresh oats, you pay a price. If you don't mind waiting for the oats to travel through the horse, you can scoop them up for free.

By Mr. E. Blogger at 12:46 PM | |

Ever Have A Nekid Woman Stomp On Your Windshield?

A 250lb woman, that is

John Knight woke up Wednesday morning thinking he would finally take his car in to get fixed. He went to sleep that night with his car in worse condition than before and an image in his head that he’ll probably never forget.

The 25-year-old said he was driving his dark blue Volvo station wagon down Church Street through San Francisco’s Noe Valley neighborhood at about 10:30 a.m. when he came across a strange scene.

At the intersection of 24th Street, a heavyset woman stood wrapped in a blanket, surrounded by medical personnel. A J-Church train was stopped, with passengers crowding and trying to see what was happening.

Suddenly, the woman whipped the blanket off and threw it at the medics, revealing that the only item of clothing she had on was a pair of closed-toe shoes, Knight said. And then she turned around and noticed Knight, still stopped and now shocked behind the wheel, about 50 feet away.

“She walks directly to me,” he said. “She walks up the hood of my car. And she begins stomping on my windshield, completely naked.”

The woman, who Knight estimated to weigh about 250 pounds, cracked his windshield with the first stomp. She got a couple more in before plainclothes officers pulled her off and handcuffed her as she screamed and wailed, Knight said.

Imagine explaining the above to your claims representative..as well as the cost of eye bleach..

By Stable Hand at 12:38 PM | |

Syria's White Coat Guy

Remember Lebanon's Green Helmet Guy? He seemed to frequently find himself in front of the cameras "rescuing" the dead and dying, always pausing for those ever useful propaganda photo ops.

Well, meet Syria's White Coat Guy:

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He's a real medical doctor, obviously, because he wears a white coat or scrubs and a stethoscope. Plus he performs advanced medical procedures such as poking wounds with a thermometer and shaking babies to prevent comas. (Both links, NSFW!)

He is personally appealing to all humanitarian organizations to intervene, "because Allah is the only one who can help us now."

Sorry, Doctor. Doctor. Sorry, Doctor.

Remember, these videos are NSFW!

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http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=7c1_1330027682

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http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=398_1328727651

By DMartyr at 10:58 AM | |

Leave Ron Paul Alone !@!@#$@

I mean you can't blame Santorum for being a dick, except that well its turning out that he's pretty much a dickhead.

Uncle Owen!

Looks like this helicopter has a bad motivator!


Yeah I know I changed the post, my best ideas come in the late, late evening....

Retard Outraged Over NYPD Monitoring Of Muslim Student Association Arrested

Of course the narrative is that the Wingers are the dangerous folks.

NY Post:A Brooklyn man who has a beef with Ray Kelly — and a gun bust on his rap sheet — was nabbed for making online threats to shoot the commissioner, sources said.
Richard Strauss, 49, allegedly urged New Yorkers to “aim their sights” at Kelly in the comments section of a Gothamist.com item about cops monitoring Muslim students at Yale. He wrote that Kelly needs “a well-placed [bullet] to his thick skull.”

In April 2004, sources said, Strauss was charged with gun possession after firing shots out his window.

His lawyer, Keith Sullivan, declined to comment.

The original post where said moron was outraged is there at the Gothamist. Their post on his arrest is here.

Facebook Insurance Ad Features Mohammad Atta 9/11 Hijacker

Daily Mail:

Kenneth Depew of The College Conservative caught on Facebook a car insurance ad that featured 9/11 hijacker Mohammed Atta.

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Maybe they contracted the same morons that moderated posts for Facebook to do that ad? Just sayin'.

Who Knew...

Not wanting to watch Obama's State of the Union address can cause a coffee mug to hit ones head?

STAMFORD -- A North Stamford father trying to make his pre-teenaged son listen to President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech last month was arrested on a warrant Wednesday and accused of striking his son with a coffee mug when the youth would not pay attention.

Mohamed Shohan, 49, of 55 Mather Road, Stamford, was charged with third-degree assault, disorderly conduct and risk of injury to a child. He was released after posting $5,000 bond and will be arraigned on the charges at state Superior Court in Stamford Thursday.

Nausea yes, but child abuse?

h/t @blazingcatfur

By Stable Hand at 08:42 AM | |

February 23, 2012

Killer Rabbits! That's What's Missing!

Reading Rusty's post here got me to thinking... 2012 is not 1980. For one thing if it was the 1980's I'd still be cool.

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You have to remember just how utterly hopeless things looked in 1980. For Carter the longer his term was the comparatively worse things got.

When Carter took office the Dow was at around 1000. By the end of his first year in office it was 831. And it stayed there. He ended his term at around 824... give or take.

Gas prices crossed $1.00 a gallon for the first time . I can still remember the bitching about it. That's not to mention the Killer Rabbits. If Murphy's Law applied to anyone it was Jimmy Carter. The one thing he did was make peace between Egypt and Israel, which by the way unraveled this year. Everything else sucked, everything.

People don't want to remember bad things so sometimes its hard to realize just how bad it really was.

In comparison last three years the Dow is up 84% given its from the bottom of a very bad dip. I lost my ass too. But still, that's not an argument that I'd want to make.

But who knows, things aren't looking too good at the moment. Killer Rabbits might might yet attack Obama from any number of places. $5.00 fuel, Syria, Libya, Egypt and Afghanistan all on the brink. Pakistani relations poor. Iran.

Sure things suck now but late 70's suck? I wouldn't wish that on anyone.

If Republicans what to win we've got to ask ourselves, Which candidate makes the best Killer Rabbit? and then go and vote.

I hereby issue the I will cut ur neck Fatwa against nanabozoh for the above image.

Pookie's Toons 2-23-2012

Iwo Jima Day Edition.

Funny, Google didn't change their logo for this day.

By Vinnie, Channeling My Inner Breitbart at 06:23 PM | |

Cornhole Watch: Muslim Against Crusades Goes Back to Jail

_58688937_mohammedabdin.jpgThe Beeb:

A man has been jailed for eight months after threatening to shoot police and council officials involved in an anti-terror raid in Cardiff.

Mohammed Abdin, 21, from Grangetown, Cardiff, threatened officers who broke up a meeting held by Muslims Against Crusades at Canton Community Hall.

He committed the offence days after receiving a suspended sentence for affray on the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

Abdin, who admitted the offence, was sentenced at Cardiff Crown Court.

The court heard Abdin became very aggressive and shouted at police, "I'm going to cut your head off" and "I'm going to shoot you with a machine gun".

The court was told that when arrested, he told a police officer: "In 10 to 15 years when we rule, I'm going to hunt you down and kill you. You're going to burn to death".

Then his daddy went a whining because poor little gifted Mohammed was fired by his Kufr employer. Calling him one of the best and brightest. Which is kind of funny because of he had actually been bright he would have help his mouth shut, I mean threatening the police to their face is not the brightest.


Ever Get the Feeling that al-Qaeda Supporting Moroccan Muslims Were Moderating Facebook's Content?

Well actually yes, yes they are.

On Facebook walls around the world, hate speech, crushed limbs and deep flesh wounds are given the go-ahead in terms of what the company allows on the personal profiles of nearly one billion users. Depictions of female nipple bulges, on the other hand — as well as instances of cartoon nudity and even earwax — could land you in hot water if Facebook’s third-party moderators can spot the offenses.
A Morocco native who used to make only pennies a day has come clean with what he learned as an indirect-employee of Facebook, Inc.
Which explains a lot about why counter Jihad activists are incessantly banned , harassed and outed yet Islamist pages including those graphically glorifying Jihad and terrorists remain.

Why does facebook do it that way? Because its cheap to sell out your own country. Like $1 an hour cheap.

And also it explains why all the good boobie pics die, Muslim are fear little, but boobies scare them shitless.

Where's Rusty Now?

Man charged after cooking own meal at Denny's.

A man who claimed to be the new manager of a Denny's restaurant in Wisconsin then cooked himself a cheeseburger and fries is facing charges.
Er uh yeah.

Will Obama Apologize To These Soldiers Families?

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Searching for the prisoners extremist messages, eh?

Obama apologizes and now two of our finest and bravest are murdered over the burning of Korans desecrated by prisoners.

Two American troops were gunned down by a man wearing an Afghan uniform in eastern Afghanistan Thursday, a U.S. official said Thursday.

Mohammad Hassan, a local Afghan leader in Nangarhar province, says the shooting occurred outside an American base in the province during a riot against the Koran burnings. He says the gunman was an Afghan soldier.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of these fallen heroes.

RIP gentlemen.

By Stable Hand at 01:46 PM | |

Occupy Wall Street Protester Brings Colt .45 Handgun To Court…

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Via ZIP

This Occupy Wall Street protester is definitely not among the 1% — of brightest Americans.

John Scott DeKuyper arrived for a Wednesday court hearing at the wrong building while carrying a Colt .45 pistol in his leather backpack, police and court officials said.

DeKuyper, 53, was also toting cartridges for the unloaded handgun in his bag when he was handcuffed at the weapon screening area inside 100 Centre St. around 11:30 a.m

I guess he didn't attend the up/down tingles meeting, or doesn't read USA Today's letters to the editor: OWS Letter To The Editor In USA Today: We Will Storm Wall Street With Guns…

By Stable Hand at 12:33 PM | |

Houston: Passenger who disrupted Continental flight talked about bin Laden, hating women

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I am Yazeed and I hate infidels, especially infidel women

Img src: KHOU

I guess Yazeed Mohammed-Abunayyan didn't hear about the guy who lost his teeth and part of his tongue when a electronic cigarette blew up in his mouth.

Hey, maybe....

Via KHOU

HOUSTON – A belligerent passenger who caused a Houston-bound Continental flight to abruptly return to Portland Tuesday afternoon is now facing charges.

Yazeed Mohammed-Abunayyan was charged with interfering with the operation of an aircraft in federal court Wednesday.

According to court documents, Abunayyan, who is from Saudi Arabia, became upset shortly after boarding Continental Flight 1113 because he was not seated next to his traveling companion.

Shortly after the flight took off, Abunayyan allegedly tried to light an electronic cigarette. When a female flight attendant asked him to stop, court documents state that Abunayyan ignored her, then started yelling and cursing. When the flight attendant left her seat and approached him, Abunayyan reportedly tried to punch her.

Abunayyan also allegedly hit or tried to hit several passengers who came to the flight attendant’s aid, all while speaking or singing about Osama bin Laden and professing his hatred for women.

Interestingly enough, he has a prior record of Islamotardish behavior
But that outburst wasn’t even Abunayyan’s first brush with the law this week.

According to the Ashland Daily Tidings newspaper, Abunayyan was arrested on Sunday in Oregon for DUI and several other charges after investigators said he hit two patrol cars and nearly ran over a pedestrian during a police chase.

Abunayyan made his initial court appearance on the federal charges in Portland Wednesday.

Dude is nucking futz

h/t Pizza the Hut and Anna Warren

By Stable Hand at 11:59 AM | |

Freedom Of Speech Denied In America: Muslim Judge Scolds Victim For Insulting Muhammad

This is pure insanity:

Below is a recording of the court transcript. The judge dismissing the case after lecturing the victim for insulting the Islamic prophet Muhammad starts at 28:30, in case you don't have time to listen to the entire 36 minutes.

Update: (Thanks, wtd) Perce, the victim in this case, is being threatened with jail time for posting the audio of his trial. This is pure sharia in America, where the victim is punished and the perpetrators are freed, and where the judge ignore human rights in favor of Islamic superiority.

This is truly frightening, friends.

Partial transcript (from Opposing Views) is below the fold. Also below the fold is video of the actual attack, which the judge refused to allow.

Judge's comments from ruling:

“Having had the benefit of having spent over 2 and a half years in predominantly Muslim countries I think I know a little bit about the faith of Islam. In fact I have a copy of the Koran here and I challenge you sir to show me where it says in the Koran that Mohammad arose and walked among the dead. I think you misinterpreted things. Before you start mocking someone else’s religion you may want to find out a little bit more about it it makes you look like a dufus and Mr. (Defendant) is correct. In many Arabic speaking countries something like this is definitely against the law there. In their society in fact it can be punishable by death and it frequently is in their society.

“Islam is not just a religion, it’s their culture, their culture. It’s their very essence their very being. They pray five times a day towards Mecca to be a good Muslim, before you die you have to make a pilgrimage to Mecca unless you are otherwise told you can not because you are too ill too elderly, whatever but you must make the attempt. Their greetings wa-laikum as-Salâm (is answered by voice) may god be with you. Whenever, it’s very common when speaking to each other it’s very common for them to say uh this will happen it’s it they are so immersed in it.

“Then what you have done is you have completely trashed their essence, their being. They find it very very very offensive. I’m a Muslim, I find it offensive. But you have that right, but you’re way outside your boundaries or first amendment rights. This is what, and I said I spent about 7 and a half years living in other countries. when we go to other countries it’s not uncommon for people to refer to us as ugly Americans this is why we are referred to as ugly Americans, because we are so concerned about our own rights we don’t care about other people’s rights as long as we get our say but we don’t care about the other people’s say” [...]

"…he has not proven to me beyond a reasonable doubt that this defendant is guilty of harassment, therefore I am going to dismiss the charge”

Video of unprovoked attack, which the Judge refused to allow:

By DMartyr at 11:35 AM | |

Insanity Versus Weakness

Islamic response:

Burning Qurans already desecrated by prisoners = OUTRAGE! VIOLENCE! KILLING!

Apostate sentenced to death = [[crickets]]]

Obama response:

Burning Qurans already desecrated by prisoners = We're so sorry. Please forgive us.

Apostate sentenced to death = [[crickets]]]

By DMartyr at 11:17 AM | |

Attn: Youtube User AshShuyukhAlJihad

http://www.youtube.com/user/AshShuyukhAlJihad

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Sorry you wasted all that time uploading all 200 of those videos but then again....

You can always start all over again.


Fuaaaahhhh!

Taliban: Death to America! Death to the Afghan government! Long live Islam.

Obama: I'm like totally sorry dude.

February 22, 2012

What Ace Said: Santorum as the "Conservative Who Can Win"?

Ace hits a home run with this. He's exactly right.

As I've said before, Rush is great at talk radio. At political science? Not so much.

We didn't lose in 1996 and 2008 because we ran moderate candidates. That's historical fiction. We lost those two elections because of a) economic conditions (good in 1996 favoring the incumbent, and bad in 2008 favoring the out-party candidate); b) because of a third party candidate in 1996 (remember, Clinton never got a majority of the vote in either 1992 or 1996, Ross Perot eroded the Reagan independent vote); c) because of weak candidates (the weakness of their personal candidacy having nothing to do with their alleged moderation).

The other problem with the two examples Rush uses is something called selection bias. His chooses cases where moderates lose, and ignores when a moderate wins.

How about 1988? Did a moderate Republican win or not? Um, yes he did.

Remember, George H.W. Bush ran against Reagan as a moderate and famously called Reagan's economic plans "voodoo economics".

But his landslide victory in 1988 (yes, he carried 40 states and 426 electoral votes to Dukakis's 10 states and 111 electoral votes) had nothing to do with his moderation. It had to do with the fact that the economy was booming.

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And when he lost 4 years later? We were just coming out of a recession.

It truly is the economy stupid.

Oh, and Ross Perot took 18.9% of the vote in what we call a "spoiler" election (see the election of Woodrow Wilson due to the third party candidacy of Teddy Roosevelt as another example of this).

Clinton only got 43% of the vote and could never translate his personal appeal into anything meaningful past surviving impeachment. He was never a popular president as counted by the thing that matters: votes.

Let's remember that this allegedly "popular" president won twice with less than a majority -- both times because of a third party "spoiler", was impeached, and lost both houses of Congress to the Republican party. Something no other Democrat -- or Republican -- had been able to do for the previous forty years combined.

Since the modern conservative movement doesn't begin as a widespread electoral phenomenon until the 1964 nomination of Barry Goldwater, we don't really have data to make comparisons before that.

But would any one accuse Dwight Eisenhower of being anything other than a moderate?

Nixon, a moderate by any reasonable standard, lost in 1960. Most likely this was due to voter fraud in Illinois and Texas. But, even if it was a fair and square election, it's one of the few times where the out party wins in a general climate favorite to the incumbent party.

But in the atmosphere of 1968 and 1972, the moderate Republican won. In 1968 Nixon won, most likely, because of a third party candidate that split the Democratic vote (George Wallace who took 13.5% of the traditionally Democratic vote, and who won 5 states that had voted Democratic for 100 years straight).

And in the booming economy of 1972, and with the North Vietnamese on the retreat and preparing to give up at the Paris peace talks (they signed a treaty in 1973 renouncing their claims to South Vietnam and calling off the war there), the moderate Nixon won in a landslide. And I mean, a major landslide.

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The moderate Nixon garnered over 60% of the vote and won 49 states.

Yes, Nixon, the moderate, actually outperformed either of Reagan's landslide victories.

Reagan's 1980 "landslide"? 50.7% of the vote. It might have been a much bigger victory if Republican John Anderson hadn't taken away 6.6% of the vote.

It was a landslide (no quotes this time), in 1984 when he won 58.8% of the vote and also carried 49 states. But, the economy was booming and the conservative Reagan still got a smaller percentage of the vote than the moderate Nixon.

Are you seeing a pattern here? All things being equal, it is the state of the economy that matters most in a Presidential election, not the candidate themselves.

The second most important factor is whether or not a third party "spoiler" candidate enters the race, and from which side of the aisle are they most likely to draw from.

It's only when we get to the level of tertiary causal factors do things like the individual candidates ideological position or personality traits begin to matter.

Which means that whoever the Republicans nominate is probably going to win this November. Unless, of course, the economy continues to improve. In which case Obama is very likely to win.

But, let us assume, that the economy is improving enough that just enough moderates are willing to give Obama another shot to make a difference; but not fast enough that these moderates are completely comfortable reelecting him.

And there is no major third party candidate to serve as a spoiler.

Then, the ideology and personal characteristics and attributes of the candidate will matter. Call these factors the "tie breaker".

Who is the most electable candidate then?

As and idealistic libertarian leaning conservative I had hoped that it would be Gingrich. Having lost that hope, I'd settle on a Santorum Presidency. And, if the economy wasn't recovering, I'd place my bets on that particular pony.

But the economy is recovering. Not fast enough, in my estimation, that Obama is a sure thing. In fact, we have the nightmare scenario where once in a blue moon the actual candidate might be the most important factor in the election.

When was the last time this happened? Was it 2000, when the "compassionate conservative" George W. Bush lost the popular election but squeaked by in the electoral vote? Or 2004 where he won in the midst of a mediocre economy but a war which still had popular support fighting off an anti-war candidate?

If this is the case, then I just don't see a Santorum winning.

Let's face, a guy in a sweater vest just doesn't look Presidential. And he squints. Like he's used to wearing glasses but just recently switched to contacts. And he has a funny way of moving his arms. Like a guy who took hand gesture lessons, but still hasn't gotten the muscle memory down.

He's kinda weird looking and goofy. Like the guy you elected class President because he was the only one at school who really cared and thought he could make a difference about the lunch line problem.

And, yes, when elections aren't about the economy they are about petty little quirks. Who looks the most Presidential. Who seems like a leader. Who is strong on defending the nation. Who is for the middle class. You know, meaningless crap like that.

But Rusty, you say, look at 2010. A landslide for Republicans, and conservatives at that! See what happens when conservatives come out to vote!

Okay, but you are comparing apples to oranges. There are huge differences between a midterm election and a Presidential election. Voter turnout in a Presidential election is generally 50% higher than in a midterm election. So, a midterm election is often about voter enthusiasm -- who gets the base out to vote. But a Presidential election is about who gets the moderate or swing vote to switch sides. The people least likely to care about a candidates ideology and most likely to vote based on the economy or personal attributes.

And let's face it, Romney looks like a President. If he has a drawback, it's that he's almost too good to be true. Like a caricature of what a President ought to be like.

I mean, the hair? Come on. With apologies to Jon Voight, Michael Bay couldn't cast a more perfect looking President.

I'm not saying Santorum can't win. I think I've made it clear that the candidates themselves are much less important than external factors.

I just think Santorum is less likely to win than Romney.

Which means that since all signs are pointing to an economy which may not push the moderate and independent electorate either way, Santorum would probably lose.

Rush is right about one thing: Romney is the establishment candidate.

The establishment always bets on the safe horse, because their self interest is in getting elected or to be cozy with those in power. Sometimes they get it wrong because they mispercieve economic conditions and therefore electoral probabilities. In other words, they back the safe horse when in fact any horse they bet on would win the race.

But in this case, isn't it possible that they are betting on Romney because they know something that the activists don't? That they have political power because, frankly, they know a little bit more about politics then the rank and file? That experts might in fact have some actual expertise? That they may, in fact, know a thing or two about politics?

I'm no establishment Republican. I have no power connections inside the beltway. Whatever power I may have had back in the heyday of bloggers are the new thing that will revolutionize the world is long gone. The new world of corporate and professional blogging has long since replaced us.

But let me make the case for Romney: He's more electable than Santorum. I think all of the above is evidence of that.

He's far more conservative than the base gives him credit for. Remember four years ago when he ran as the conservative alternative to the moderate McCain? Further, the meaning of what it is to be a conservative changes over time and in different context. By today's Tea Party standards, I get the feeling that Reagan wouldn't be conservative enough because his actions never lived up to the rhetoric.

Moreover, all politicians have to compromise. Reagan did it, they all do it. They have to do it. It's the nature of politics. Political compromise in Massachusetts doesn't look like compromise in Arizona. The choice in Massachusetts wasn't between market based reforms vs. Romney care. The choice was single payer vs. something less than single payer. The Democrats in that state were going to pass something, even over a Republican veto.

Romney vetoed well over 800 pieces of legislation, but those vetoes were overridden by the overwhelmingly Democratic legislature 700 times (I had to check that one since it seemed almost unbelievable, but it looks like it's true).

I'm not a big fan of Romneycare, but such is the 10th Amendment.

You do remember the 10th Amendment to the Constitution, don't you? I was under the impression that much of conservatism was about states' rights. Even the right to do something silly. Like Romney care.

The national government is not just a big state. States have certain powers that the federal government does not have. For instance, the right to force you to do stupid things for the welfare, safety, and yes morals of the citizenry. It's called police power. States have it, the federal government doesn't it.

A President is not just a governor of a bigger state. Which is why it's not hypocritical for Romney to (erroneously) pride himself on the political compromise that was Romney care, and yet call for the repeal of Obamacare which was patterned after it. Because Obama is not the Governor of America, and Congress isn't the State Legislature of America.

That's not hypocrisy, it's Constitutionalism and it's 10th Amendment states' rights conservatism.

It's also the answer for a late to the game pro-lifer like Romney on abortion.

Many of you are under the false impression that overturning Roe v. Wade would make abortion illegal. That is not the case. Overturning Roe means returning the decision to the states.

States like Massachusetts and California would remain pro-choice if Roe was overturned. Other states, like Alabama or Texas, would probably outlaw abortion in all cases. Other states would outlaw abortion in most cases, with generous exceptions.

In other words, the most important test of a President's commitment to life isn't even his commitment to life. Remember Bill Clinton, who was "personally pro-life" yet supported Roe?

The fundamental test should be the candidates commitment to overturning Roe. Which returns the question of abortion to the states, where the Constitution and the Founding Fathers clearly intended for such legal questions to be handled.

Moreover, Romney is the most conservative on issues such as immigration. Remember immigration? It's like you need a way back machine to refocus the base on issues that motivated them just a few years ago but which seem to be casually thrown by the wayside based on whatever issue it is the media is talking about today.

Lastly, and the most important case for Mitt Romney: He's not Barrack Obama.

And that, my friends, is the most important issue of all.

Did I mention he's not Barrack Obama? Or that he's not Barrack Obama? Which is another key factor.

It took stupid politicians over 200 years to accumulate a national debt of 8 trillion dollars. In less than 3.5 years President Obama has nearly doubled that, to 15 trillion dollars.

By the end of his first term, the national debt will be close to 16 trillion dollars.

Obama's reckless policies are equivalent to all of the other reckless policies of the last 200 years -- all of them -- combined.

If Obama's fiscal year 2012 budget were enacted, 10 years from now we'd be 21 trillion dollars in debt. Imagine Greece. Now imagine that is what is going to happen in the US. It's not just what the President is promising, it's what he is predicting.

So, go ahead and vote for Santorum on some sort of consistency principle. Maybe he'll win. It's possible. If the economy turns sour again, it's probable And if he's the candidate, I'm 100% on board the Santorum train.

But I just don't see that scenario playing out. He's not a good candidate. And if the election turns on who the candidate is, I doubt he'll win.

In which case I'm going to start stocking up on ammo. I mean, more so than I already have.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 06:20 PM | |

Pookie's Toons 2-22-2012

Heinrich Rudolf Hertz Day Edition.

By Vinnie, Channeling My Inner Breitbart at 06:10 PM | |

What Soldiers Do

Click for bigger.

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By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 03:55 PM | |

Ethiopans on the Attack in Somalia

I'm not sure if it's good news or bad news that Somalia still needs foreign intervention to get rid of the terrorists in Shabaab. But, it's news.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 03:42 PM | |

Land that gave us Hitler now turning out little Osamas

Forget little Eichmanns, Germany is now the place to be for the young, urban, Islamofascist hipsters.

Given Germany's history, let's just say I'm uncomfortable with some of the ideas being spread in some if its Muslim communities.

Thanks to Lou.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 03:37 PM | |

Afghanistan: Islamotards Laughing At Themselves

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LOL in Arabic

Looks like it to me!

The Islamotards are still troubled by NATO's burning of defaced Korans (or the only copy of the Koran, the way the media is portraying it) so they made a effigy of Obama and laughed at themselves as they paraded it down the street. They even burned it cuz it was stupid looking, hence the LOL.

Honest, would I lie?

Islamotards always laugh at themselves for being Islamotards.

Some even die laughing!

Oh, they also have a obsession with other males crotches.

By Stable Hand at 02:46 PM | |

Foiled Again: Azerbaijan Arrests Terror Suspects

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Via JTA

(JTA) -- Suspected terrorists with links to Iran and Hezbollah were arrested in Azerbaijan, while bombs intended for use against Israeli targets in Thailand's capital were discovered hidden in inexpensive portable radios.

The suspects in Azerbaijan are accused of planning terrorist attacks against foreigners in Baku, the Azerbaijan capital, the National Security Ministry said in an announcement Tuesday on Azerbaijan state television. According to reports, the suspects had gathered intelligence on identified targets and bought weapons and explosives.

Last month, at least two men were arrested after planning an attack on two Israeli teachers, Chabad emissaries at the Or Avner school in Baku.

Mad Mullahs are pesky beotches, ain't they?

By Stable Hand at 01:24 PM | |

Sex, Drugs & Nightclubs

Top ten things you didn't know about the alleged Capitol suicide bomber[aka Amine El-Khalifi]

Photos, lots of photos..heh

h/t Aaron

By Stable Hand at 12:20 PM | |

Latest Zionist Weapon Against Muslims: Soccer

Bastard Zionists! First p0rn and then Viagra gum, and now soccer balls! Will their Islamophobic reign of terror never end??

Hat Tip: Zip

By DMartyr at 12:15 PM | |

Iran's March to Jerusalem, err, the Global March to Jerusalem

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When one digs into the background of Global March to Jerusalem one finds there appears to be a stench from the mad mullahs fingers

By Stable Hand at 11:18 AM | |

The Big Liar

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”
~ Joseph Goebbels, Reich Minister of Propaganda

In Mein Kampf, Hitler discusses the art of lying in which he states: "It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation." There is certainly some truth to this. If you tell a lie big enough and with strong conviction, there are quite a few people who will believe it as absolute truth. Unfortunately, those same gullible people have the right to vote.

With a straight face, the Obama Administration spokesman Jay Carney blames Republicans for rejecting the Keystone Pipeline:

That appears to be the Obama Administration's new campaign tactic - outright lies and hoping gullible voters will believe it, which, sadly, they probably will.

By DMartyr at 11:06 AM | |

Arab Spring Brings Porn to Tunisia

Tunisia court throws out porn websites ban..

And none too soon, currently a google search for Hot Tunisian Chick returns...

Did you mean: hot asian chick?

Somali Child: "Bodies of Children Littering the Battle-fronts"..

Brave and perverted al-Qaeda mujahideen: American traitor Omar Hammami (aka Abu Mansour Al-Amriki)

Al Qaeda's African Taliban (aka al-Shabaab) brutally abduct children from their homes, play fields, schools, etc to serve as cannon fodder for them as well as sex slaves, errr, wives. Hmmm, I wonder how old Hammami's wives are? 10, 12?

Brave perverted mujahideen, eh?

Entire classrooms of Somali children - some as young as 10 - have been forced to fight for Islamist militants, a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report says.

An unprecedented number of children has been abducted over the past two years, HRW said.

Boys are often sent to the frontline to serve as "cannon fodder" to protect adult fighters - and girls used as "wives" for al-Shabab fighters[...]

While in the camp, children were also subjected to abuse - and made to witness the assault and killing of people al-Shabab considered enemies.

Other children interviewed talked of "bodies of children littering the battle-fronts", Ms Bader said.

The majority of children being forced to join al-Shabab are between 14 and 17 years old, but some are as young as 10, she said.

Yes, brave al-Qaeda mujahideen perverts...

Also, a brave perverted British al Qaeda mujahideen may possibly be using twitter to post propaganda for al Shabaab

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Update: the BBC left off this tidbit from the article (via ZIP)

Girls who resisted capture can face the most appalling consequences, Human Rights Watch found. A 16-year-old girl who refused to marry an al-Shabaab commander who was three times her age was killed by his men and beheaded. Her head was brought back to the school as a warning to others.
Castration is in order for ALL of the perverted al Qaeda mujahideen!

By Stable Hand at 09:13 AM | |

February 21, 2012

We broke it, we own it: Yemen

Yemen’s presidential “election” Tuesday was a single candidate affair designed by the United States. Abdu Mansour Hadi, Yemen’s Vice President since 1994, was elected to the presidency in a poll that saw broad turnout among men, women and children.

Yemenis embraced the opportunity to partake in dethroning Saleh. The ballot only contained a yes option although some voters scribbled the names of murdered protesters on the ballot before they voted.

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The Obama administration is framing the election as a success and furthermore a model for other transitions, although the power transfer agreement designed by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) was imposed over broad public objections. One difficulty is Saleh’s immediate family remains in control of most of the security forces and military, as well as major economic concerns and vast swaths of land. This gif at Critical Threats.org shows the incestuous nature of power in Yemen.

Mr. Hadi was selected as a consensus candidate by UN envoy Jamal ben Omar under the terms of the GCC deal, and strongly backed by the US and Saudi Arabia. The GCC transition plan supersedes the Yemeni constitution and laws. In the event the unity government is unable to reach consensus on any issue, President Hadi makes the final decision. The plan effectively re-establishes a dictatorship although some have called it more akin to an international trusteeship.

In November, Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh signed an agreement to resign in return for prosecutorial immunity for 33 years of major corruption, war crimes and crimes against humanity. The UN Security Council endorsement of the immunity deal for Saleh was unprecedented and likely violates international law and certainly UN principles, the UNHCHR said in a statement at the time.

Hundreds of protesters were killed during the Yemeni Revolution and thousands wounded. In addition, well over a thousand southern protesters were killed 2007-2011 in pro-independence protests. A five year war in the northern province of Saada was characterized by collective punishment including bombing villages, refugee camps, mosques and hospitals. The Saleh regime also deliberately denied food and medical supplies and international aid during the Saada War in a pattern that constituted collective punishment, Human Rights Watch found. Saleh got off scott-free for all of it.

The GCC deal was overt rejected by millions of protesters since its proposal in April 2011. Saleh agreed and reneged on the deal several times, once besieging western diplomats gathered for the signing with a mob of pro-regime gun-toting thugs.

Following Saleh’s November resignation, the GCC deal created a unity government between Saleh’s ruling party and the compromised and ineffectual opposition party coalition led by Islah, the Islamic Reform Party. The protests were triggered by the failure of the political party system, and the protests were neither led by nor endorsed by the opposition parties until they were well underway.

The unity government designed in Washington raised most regressive elements in society, Islah and the GPC, well above the levels of their popular legitimacy and re-establishes the political statement that existed for years in Yemen. A strong contingent of protesters clinging to the demand for a “civil’ government, non-military and non-theocratic, was sidelined by the Obama administration. Also frozen out are the protesters themselves, the southerners, the northern rebels in Saada. In one ironic twist, ruling party members who resigned the party in protest of Saleh’s barbarism toward the protesters are also excluded from the unity government.

Phase one of the GCC deal was completed with today’s poll. Next the unity government is required to ask for and accept international assistance. Russia (to whom Yemen owes $6 billion for MIGs and other weapons) will help reconcile the ruling party with the opposition parties. The US is going to take charge on restructuring the Yemeni military, quite an overdue and necessary task. The EU appears to have focused on necessary political reforms including electoral reform. A national reconciliation conference will designate a committee to draft a new constitution in three months.

The counter-revolution, a Saudi-US effort, derailed the protests by supporting Saleh months past any logical or moral threshold, and failing to hold him to account for any of his crimes. The US still has not frozen any of the funds or assets (reported to be in the billions) that Saleh stole from the Yemeni treasury.

While the US may frame the political intervention into the Yemeni revolution as good counter-terror policy, many have questioned that premise including Jeremy Scahill, see Washington's War in Yemen Backfires and Katie Zimmerman in Recipe for Failure at Critical Threats.org

Areas of violence during the vote included Aden in south Yemen where an announced boycott degenerated as mobs attacked polling centers and absconded with ballot boxes. Some southerners view the south as "occupied" by the (Northern) Saleh regime since 1994 when they claim, Saleh imposed the unity of north and south Yemen by force. Although mass marches broke out in 2007, southerners never developed representative mechanisms or an overarching organizational structure even as their numbers grew, accounting for the nihilistic approach to the election. The latest tally has eight killed, including both soldiers and separatist protesters.

The inglorious butcher Ali Abdullah Saleh has been in the United States since January 28. He may return to Yemen for Mr. Hadi's inauguration and to lead the General People's Congress party, according to the US ambassador to Yemen.

Castro Fail

In that they failed to cure Hugo Chavez' cancer.

Maybe he should have tried America? I mean curing the crabs is one thing....

Hat Tip: David Burge.

Iran Set to Execute Christian for Apostacy

ACLJ.org:

We are hearing reports from our contacts in Iran that the execution orders for Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani may have been issued.

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Pastor Youcef’s situation – an innocent man convicted and sentenced to death for becoming a Christian – has not been this dire since we first brought his case to your attention last year.

It is unclear whether Pastor Youcef would have a right of appeal from the execution order. We know that the head of Iran’s Judiciary, Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani, must approve publicly held executions, but only a small percentage of executions are held public—most executions in Iran are conducted in secret.

There has also been a disturbing increase in the number of executions conducted by the Iranian regime in the last month.

Iran is actively violating its human rights obligations by sentencing and detaining Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani. We call on the Iranian government to release Pastor Youcef immediately.

We are continuing to work to help spare the life of Pastor Youcef, and will provide additional updates on his situation as we are able.

Please continue to pray, share his story, and call for his release.

Our prayers go with Pastor Youcef and his family.

Former IMF Head Questioned Over Hooker Orgy

Why? Because I wanted to write IMF, Hooker, and Orgy all in the same sentence.

Also, how do I get a job at the IMF?

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 05:52 PM | |

What is Islam? I Don't Know, But I'm Pretty Sure I've Got it Wrong

I've been writing about this for some time to the chagrin of some of you readers. It is not up to me or you or Ayman al Zawahiri (or Robert Spencer) to say what exactly Islam is. Because the fact is that no such thing as an official Islam exists. There is no single Islam, there are only Islams.

Just as the radicals don't get to speak for Islam, neither do the moderates or liberal reformers. Because, just like Christianity, no one can speak for all of the religion. There is no Muslim Pope, and even if there was our own Catholic Pope certainly doesn't speak for all of Christianity. Only a part of it. And not me.

Us declaring what Islam is or isn't would be a lot like Muslims declaring Catholicism "true Christianity" and Protestantism a "deviation", simply because they liked the Pope's encyclical against the war in Iraq (had such a thing been delivered).

Which is why it has always bothered me when I hear liberal non-Muslims say that Islamists or other radicals have deviated from true Islam. No such thing exists. And, if it does, it is not for we outsiders to decide what that is.

I've had to correct more than one student on this and, unfortunately, other professors who continue to believe the malarkey that Islam is a religion of peace and radicals are deviants from it.

But it's equally malarkey to think that Islam is a religion of violence and that reformers, moderates, and liberals have also deviated from true Islam.

I'm not trying to take some ill thought out middle ground here, either. It's just the simple truth that there is no such a thing as an Islam that can be boxed into what any one of its sects believe.

Nor is this to say that there isn't a traditional Sunni Islam, or an orthodox Sunni Islam, or a mainstream Sunni Islam. Neither should we illusion ourselves that the history and political teachings of early Islam are radically different than early Christianity. Sean Stone's insanity aside, Muhammad was no follower of the teaching of the Biblical or Jesus.

That's why this NY Times Op-Ed is so important. I'm not sure I agree with the rather thin Constitutional argument (how is a government official simply saying he likes one version of Islam better than another anything like a violation of the establishment clause?), but I do agree with the sentiments about where reform within the Islamic world needs to come from. Here's a hint: it's not from us:

From a national security point of view, challenging ideas that underpin radical Islam makes sense. Counterterrorism is ultimately about ideas; why shouldn’t officials try to marginalize the theological teachings cited by violent terrorists?

The problem is that when American officials intervene in Islamic teachings — interpreting them to believers in a national-security context and saying which are or are not acceptable — they create tensions, both legal and strategic.

The strategic problem is easier to see: Is the government a credible authority on Islamic interpretation? Based on the results of comparable efforts in Britain, the answer is a resounding no. Simply put, young Muslim men in the thrall of radical teachings will not embrace a more pacific theology because the F.B.I. tells them to, any more than Catholic bishops would have yielded to Mr. Obama’s plan to mandate coverage of contraceptives at Catholic hospitals if he had invoked canon law to defend his position.

When we discuss Islam, we need to be careful about just what it is we are talking about. Let's make sure we don't fall into the trap of thinking that there is anything like an official Islam.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 05:05 PM | |

Americans Drive Fewer Miles

Detroit News:

Americans hit the brakes on travel in 2011, as travel on U.S. roads fell to its lowest level since 2003, government data shows.

Last year, U.S. drivers logged 35.7 billion fewer miles over 2010 — down 1.2 percent — to 2.963 trillion miles, the Federal Highway Administration reported.

That's the fewest number of miles since Americans drove 2.890 trillion miles in 2003.

...Travel on rural roads fell faster than urban roads in 2011 — down 1.6 percent on rural and 1 percent on urban roads — but urban driving accounts for two-thirds of all driving.

Overall, driving fell faster in the second half of 2011, down 1.4 percent, versus a 1 percent decline in the first half.

I've heard Obama speak of the solution being a better mass transit system, gas should cost the same as Europe where most of the price is tax.

All that is fine and dandy for a liberal Urban dweller, But for most of us outside urban centers our freedom of movement depends on gasoline. Out here there are no trains, no buses. Your car is your freedom.

Higher prices restrict our freedom, Ten years ago al-Gore said drilling in Anwar would not lower prices today. But guess what today is here and your freedom of travel, travel for the little guy, the poor guy, the rural population, its slipping away.

Egyptian Presdential Candidate Predicts Armed War With America Within 3 Months; Compares Jews To Nazis

Biting the hand that feeds them...

So, how's that democracy going for you, Egypt?

(Hat Tip: Jihad Watch)

By DMartyr at 02:58 PM | |

Animal Rights Drone Blasted by Hunters


(Bamberg County, South Carolina) Last week, an animal rights group launched a video-equipped helicopter drone to monitor a pigeon shooting range at Broxton Bridge Plantation in South Carolina.

Within minutes, hunters blasted the drone out of the sky.

A group called SHARK, which stands for Showing Animals Respect and Kindness, had publicized their plans to use the drone to record the pigeon shoot at Broxton Bridge Plantation in South Carolina.
The drone suffered $200 to $300 in damage from being shot down. The sheriff was notified of the incident. (More….)

By Mr. E. Blogger at 02:26 PM | |

Top 12 Reasons To Vote Democrat

Written by an unknown person, these are the Top 12 Reasons someone would vote Democrat.

12. I voted Democrat because I believe oil companies’ profits of 4% on a gallon of gas are obscene, but the government taxing the same gallon of gas at 15% isn’t.

11. I voted Democrat because I believe the government will do a better job of spending the money I earn than I would.

10. I voted Democrat because Freedom of Speech is fine as long as nobody is offended by it.

Read the rest at IHateTheMedia.

By DMartyr at 02:02 PM | |

Hopelessly Devoted

I had a similar vision once, only Olivia Newton-John was the demon and Alice Cooper was the angel...

No more mescal for me!

Prosecutors urged jurors on Tuesday to reject a murder suspect's claims that he was visited by a demon who sounded like Barry White and an angel who looked like Olivia Newton-John before he shot and killed a toddler's father outside a preschool. (Source)
By DMartyr at 01:19 PM | |

OUTRAGE: Quran Burned in Afghanistan

Apparently the only copy of the Quran in Afghanistan was accidentally burned when someone at Bagram threw it and other religious literature out with the trash. Trash is burned at the air base.

Afghans are rightly outraged. How will they read their holy book with what appears to be the only copy in the country burned?

It is the only copy, right? They keep calling it the Quran and not a Quran:

Hundreds of Afghans have staged angry protests at two sites in and around the capital Kabul, angered by reports that NATO troops had set fire to copies of the Quran, the Muslim holy book.

General John Allen, the American commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan, offered his apology and ordered an investigation into the incident as protesters shouting "Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar" [God is great] besieged the US-run airbase in Bagram on Tuesday, firing slingshots and petrol bombs.

Guards at the base, about 60Km north of Kabul, responded by firing rubber bullets from a watchtower, an AFP news agency photographer said.

Another protest by about 500 people broke out in the Pul-e-Charkhi district of Kabul, not far from major NATO bases on the Jalalabad road, Ashamat Estanakzai, an Afghan police spokesman, told AFP.

Al Jazeera’s Bernard Smith, reporting from the city of Herat, said: “We don't know if the religious literature was burned, but we know that it was due to be burned because waste at the base is burned generally.

"We do know it was being thrown out. That is what’s caused the protests outside Bagram, about 800-1,000 people were protesting there.

Stories like this make me wonder why exactly were protecting these people from Taliban rule?

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:24 AM | |

Taliban Behead 4 Civilians for Having Sat Phones

It's nice to know that we've opened negotiations up with these barbarians:

Suspected Taliban militants in southern Afghanistan have beheaded four men they apparently suspected of being spies for the government because they had a satellite phone, Afghan officials said Tuesday.

The four decapitated bodies were found in the Washir district of Helmand province. The area has no cellphone service, and local people said it was commonplace for residents to share use of a satellite phone for business dealings or medical emergencies.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:14 AM | |

Eric Allen Bell: 'Loon-At-Large'

A couple of days ago, Howie posted an article about Eric Allen Bell and Loonwatch.com. Howie's initial sources indicated Loonwatch had deliberately pass Bell's "personal information" to some supposed Islamists forums.

Like Howie, I searched around and failed to find any "personal information" posted by Loonwatch.com. However, I did find, in comments, links to an Islamist's facebook page and another poster who claims to have found Bell's given name and birth date. (The actual birth date is not mentioned, but rather noted where it can be found.) I should also mention that the picture Loonwatched used was available at Bell's IMDB page.

So, maybe that is the "personal information" to which Bell initially referred.

All that being said, I thought this interview with Bell was rather interesting and illustrates the leftist agenda in defending Islamist ideology:

Breitbart's video caption:

Eric Allen Bell, who was banned from The Daily Kos and defamed by Loonwatch.com to the Islamic world for his investigations into radical Islam, discusses how initial support for the Arab spring was thwarted when: "I started to pay attention to the news coming out of the Islamic world, and follow what was happening with the Islamist winter, looking at Egypt, Tunisia, other countries starting to go the way of possibly Iran in 1979. So I started to take a deeper look at the truth about Islam and that just kind of turned my whole worldview upside down."

While I don't care at all for Loonwatch, it does appear that the "personal information" posted there, in the article and in comments, was easily located and publicly available.

Update by Howie: Although as we've pointed out most of that information was easy to get and publicly available, even a paranoid has real enemies. The most disturbing post we found was here on Pastebin. On February 14th of 2012 a person described as "guest" posted this information.

I suspect with the right court order whomever posted that information can be revealed. Cross referencing text within the Pastebin post reveals a couple other postings of the same information, but none on Islamist sites.

So was I too skeptical? Maybe, but I don't think so. Skepticism is good. Its what led Eric to actually look beyond the politically correct narrative on Islam. But at this point it seems the main push back against his "awakening" is coming from his former liberal friends at Loonwatch. Ironic no?

Which if you think about it makes Eric Bell's stand all the more admirable. He must have known many of his liberal friends would target him with their brand of character assassination. Yet he spoke out anyway.

It turns out from what I can find that *most if not all his accusations against Loonwatch appear to be factual at this point. My apologies for be so darned stubborn about it but I'm a raw data kind of guy.

*My failure to find English Jihadi references to the Loonwatch article does not mean that there are none in Arabic. Since I find supporting evidence for the rest of his statements I'll take him at his word on that one.

By DMartyr at 10:57 AM | |

February 20, 2012

Pookie's Toons 2-20-2012

President's Day edition.

Local t.v. station asked on their Facebook page who people thought the greatest president ever was. I threw up a little in my mouth every time I saw "Obama."

Idiots.

By Vinnie, Channeling My Inner Breitbart at 05:34 PM | |

Low Hanging Fruit

Progressives know that the most fertile fields for subversion lie within the malleable minds of children:



With his blonde pigtails and purple tutu, Zach Avery, now five, has been living as a girl for more than a year - after he first refused to live as a boy when he turned three.

Little Zach was just three when he began refusing to live as a boy, instead choosing to wear pink dresses and ribbons in his long, blonde hair - because he has Gender Identity Disorder (GID).

And the primary school he attends in Essex has even changed the kids' toilets to gender-neutral Unisex in support of Zach since his official diagnosis last year, aged four...

...[when] He became obsessed with the girly kids' TV character Dora the Explorer and started dressing in girls clothing.

Take a pair of chuckle-headed, permissive parents, mix them with the sort of nutbags who are often attracted to careers in psychology, shake in some angst and cultural guilt, and three is now the age of consent in the UK. And Bob's your uncle. Or aunt, as the case may be.

Of course the comments section of this story is chock full of free love homosexuals desperately proclaiming the normality of this situation, and, by extension, their own.

I blame Dora the Explorer. The rotten little bi-atch.

By Bluto04:29 PM | |

News? Taliban Hostage Taking Bankrolling Terror

Yeah, this is news to, well, no one in particular. But it's a good reminder of just who it is we are fighting:

A campaign of high-profile kidnappings has provided the Pakistani Taliban and its allies with new resources, arming insurgents with millions of dollars, threatening foreign aid programs and galvanising a sophisticated network of jihadi and criminal gangs whose reach spans the country.
The Taliban aren't just our enemies, they are the enemies of civilization in general.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 03:07 PM | |

Sandcrawler PSA: I've Removed the Eric Allen Bell Post

Because I've requested some sort of links to the posts that allegedly were given by Loonwatch to Islamist boards.

I've also searched Loonwatch and found that Eric uses his Facebook profile in comments there?

So until that is cleared up, I'm just going with the Kos fired/banned him for having an opinion of Islam that did not sit well with the Kossacks. That seems to be true to me.

If anyone has info showing the original "personal information" posts on Loonwatch and the subsequent post on any Islamist board, by golly I'll be first in line to post that. Until then I can't report anything other than Eric being banned from Kos for speaking his mind.

I just feel that incitement to murder is a fairly strong charge to make without supporting images and links.

Sean Stone Experiences Islamophobia

NY Post:

He told Page Six: “I’ve already experienced the reverse of anti-Semitism, having people within the film industry express a reluctance to work with me now that I have said a simple prayer, ‘There is no God but God, and Mohammed is his messenger.’ I am sure I have [bleeped] off some powerful people.” Speaking over dinner at Barrio 47, Sean told us, “Having read the Koran and having been around the Islamic culture, especially in Iran, I do believe that Mohammed is a prophet of the same god worshipped by other religions.

“I am of a Jewish bloodline, a baptized Christian who accepts Christ’s teachings, the Jewish Old Testament and the Holy Koran. I believe there is one God, whether called Allah or Jehovah or whatever you wish to name him. He creates all peoples and religions. I consider myself a Jewish Christian Muslim.

Who accepts Christ's teachings? Well you can hardly accept this as a Muslim.
I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth.

22Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.

23Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.

24Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father.

I know Oh about a bazillion Muslims who have a problem with Cross worshipers, specifically that whole Christ and Son of God thing.

So I guess since Christianity and Islam don't really go together in that way, I mean seriously they don't. You can just revert back to Christianity and your Muslim Akhi will be cool with that won't they?

Whosoever turns back from his belief (irtada), openly or secretly, take him and kill him wheresoever ye find him, like any other infidel.
Oh well, maybe not.

Was British Jihadi Beaten by Kenyan Security Forces?

Well one can only hope so.

A lawyer for a British man held in Kenya over alleged links to Somalia’s Islamist insurgency and possession of explosives says his client was beaten in prison to extract a confession.

Chacha Mwita says his client Jermaine Grant and another suspect were beaten after their arrest in December. Mwita also says Grant, who was born in London, is being held in solitary confinement.

Grant was jailed for three years for immigration offenses and lying to a government official about his identity. He is also charged with conspiring to commit a felony and possessing explosive materials. Prosecutors say he is linked to Somalia’s Islamist insurgency.

State lawyer Jacob Ondari says that he had no indication that the suspects were beaten but would investigate.

Oh the poor little whiny pussy.... I always find it Ironic when al-Shabaab supporting savages complain about their poor treatment. All suffering is for the sake of Allah!

In Memory of the Fogel family

Israel Survival Updates:

Builders are putting the final touches on the building, to be called Mishkan Ehud, or Ehud Hall, in memory of the late Rabbi Ehud (Udi) Fogel, who was murdered in his home along with his wife Ruth and three of their children, Yoav, Elad and baby Hadas. The new building will become the permanent residence of the Itamar Yeshiva.

Video: Taliban Murder Woman Accused of Adultry
Sponsored by Google and Allstate

Censored31:

"Bismillah. Allah Akbar! This woman and this man not only destroyed their own worldly life, but also of others (family, husband and children). How terrible for them to get informed that their own mother or father committed adultery with another man/woman! We need Shariah law ASAP in the whole world.
The blog where this is glorified is hosted by Google's blogspot, you can report this blog here.

Google is also the ad provider on the liveleak page here.

Remember Google's ad service suspended Jawa Report for advocating truthfully against such barbarism, it seems they are more tolerant of advocacy for it.

In this case Google is serving me an ad for Allstate Auto Insurance with my Islamic blood lust.

Pakistan: We Were Hiding bin-Laden Because Er ,Uh, Uh

Atlantic:

The Pakistani commission appointed to investigate just how Osama bin Laden came to be living in Abbottabad, in a large house adjacent to Pakistan's military academy (a house built by an architect regularly employed by the Pakistani intelligence service, the ISI, according to a report from David Ignatius) appears to be struggling to reach a credible conclusion, and has already blown past its deadline:

....Part of the reason the commission may be late in releasing its findings is that it has spent a great deal of time investigating Pakistanis accused of aiding the Americans in their raid on Abbottabad, rather than on finding out who was hiding Bin Laden. A prime target of this witchhunt has been the now-former Pakistani ambassador in Washington, Husain Haqqani, who stood accused of issuing visas to American intelligence and military personnel. The charge is absurd and baroque on its face, of course; The Pakistanis are, officially at least, cooperating with the U.S. in the fight against al Qaeda (unofficially, elements of the ISI are supporting organizations that kill Americans in Afghanistan), and Pakistan's military budget is underwritten by the American taxpayer, so naturally there is a great deal of military traffic between the U.S. and Pakistan.

Which brings up Rusty's post last week in which the ISI's Taliban lapdogs admit they support and protect al-Qaeda, even going to the point of admitting full co-operation and allegiance between al-Qaeda and the Taliban.

So if you add all this up it tends to bring up the rather uncomfortable truth. Pakistani intelligence was behind 9/11. Look a bit deeper into who funds the radical ideology and Islamic schools and it leads to Saudi Salafis.

No wonder they are having such a hard time making up an excuse.

Facebook Bans ReplyGirl!

I heard they were going to allow established Avitars? I think it must be because they dislike boobies. I mean who hasn't heard watched dozens of her muted videos?



So why do I care? I mean besides the boobies. Well I kind of like the way she keeps going despite her bad English, the trolls, the stalkers and solicitors. So on and so forth.

That takes a bit of chutzpah.

Jailed Terrorists Preach Terror From Jail Using MuslimPrisoners.com

Daily Mail:

Britain's most dangerous Islamic terrorists are exploiting a security loophole to spread their message of hate from behind bars.

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Not only have they been able to radicalise fellow inmates, they have also appealed to a new generation of supporters around the world.

Dozens of unrepentant extremists have been exposed as glorying in their fanaticism and encouraging others to consider further atrocities.

News of the security breach sparked outrage and one MP called on the prison authorities to tighten up their systems. It comes at a sensitive time for the Government in the aftermath of the decision to release hate preacher Abu Qatada.

Steve McCabe, a Labour MP who sits on the Home Affairs Committee, said some of the material ‘sounds dangerously close to incitement’.

Well they are barking up the wrong tree there. Because its doubtful the site is run by prisoners to start with. But by free members of the Islam4UK crowd.

Looking at this we find that the site is registered to one Muhammad Aseer

46-92 Whitechapel Road
London, wales E1 1JX
GB
Phone: +44.7955173281
Email: letters@muslimprisoners.com
The Domain is registered by Register.com abuse@register.com

The site is hosted by www.weebly.com in San Francisco CA.

OrgName: Weebly, Inc.
OrgId: WEEBL-1
Address: 447 Battery Street, Suite 250
City: San Francisco
StateProv: CA
PostalCode: 94111
Country: US
abuse-human@weebly.com.
chris@weebly.com

So it would seem the MPs might get a better result by having Kilroy to pay these providers a visit, No?

The report that the website was taken down is not quite accurate. The owner has instead placed a "parking" page on the site to avoid the coming wave of TOS complaints against the site's content.

February 19, 2012

Sharia PA

No Pok!

Daily Times: A group of Islamic leaders is urging Muslim business owners to stop selling alcohol tobacco and drug paraphernalia, which are prohibited in the Quran because they contribute to the destruction of humanity.

The United Muslim Coalition for Chester Citizens Against Violence and Crime mailed out a letter detailing the request to 16 Muslim-owned businesses last In their letter, the coalition also asked Muslim business owners to cease selling pork and any other products also forbidden in the Quran.

The Muslim leaders spent two weeks visiting each of the establishments, because none of them responded to their letter or attended their meeting, they said.

North Korea Stops Paying Bills of Kim Jong Nam

(Moscow, Russia) A Russian magazine reports that Kim Jong Nam, the eldest son of the late Kim Jong-il, has been kicked out of his fancy-schmancy hotel in the casino gambling mecca of Macao due to insufficient funds. Kim owes $15,000.

According to the local authorities, Kim’s living expenses are paid by an intelligence organization of China while his entertainment expenses had been paid with remittances from North Korea. Recently, however, he faced a shortage of funds for entertaining.

An official of the hotel said, “He (Kim) presented a gold card. But it was declined.”

As for his younger brother, Jong Un, who became the North Korean leader after the death of Jong Il in December, Kim Jong Nam recently said, “He (Jong Un) will not be able to maintain his leadership for long.”

Because of the remark, the editor in chief suspects that North Korea stopped remitting money to Kim Jong Nam, the weekly magazine said.

The statement that younger brother Kim Jong Un won't be around very long might be due to the fact he suffers from diabetes and high blood pressure. In any event, it appears Kim Jong Nam is predicting he'll soon take over as North Korean leader.

By Mr. E. Blogger at 08:26 PM | |

Gatling

USAF Tankbuster A10 Thunderbolt II Warthog:

Sounds you don't want to hear if you're an insurgent.

Insurgents having a bad day:

By DMartyr at 11:47 AM | |

February 18, 2012

Fracking: It's not Just a Swear Word for Geeks

Here's a link to a post by Joy McCann on how the natural gas boom is helping blue collar workers. Which reminds me of something Ace has been saying over the past few weeks and which normally I don't comment about, but, hey, it's Saturday and I need a break from this conference paper I'm writing.

The Left's policies are, to a large extent, about subsidizing the wealthy (eg, electric cars) at the expense of the working class.

The attack on the nation's latest energy boom -- the use of fracking to extract cheaper natural gas -- is just that. Well paid quasi-eco-snobs who have no clue where their electricity comes from and who believe, erroneously, that if we'd just all use solar and wind power then everything would be just fine.

Never mind that such sources of energy are much more expenses then the less "clean" alternatives.

Meh, let the peasants eat cake.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 07:56 PM | |

Good News: Syrian Opposition Now Flying al Qaeda Flag

The "Al-Bara' bin Malik Brigade" of the Free Syrian Army pose in front of their newly adopted flag on al Jazeera.

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Yeah, that's al Qaeda's flag.

Hooray Arab Spring!

Thanks to @IbnSiqilli

UPDATE: Aaron over at al-Wasat has a great post about this as well as the original video. He concludes:

The establishment of the FSA’s al-Bara’ ibn Malik Martyrs Brigade should give pause to talk of blindly arming the FSA as an alternative to the failed resolutions in the UN Security Council. That said, it is believed the FSA is a loose confederation without much centralization and therefore this battalion is most likely independent and doing its own thing. With the news of the potential release of Abu Mus’ab al-Suri, the creation of a new local jihadi group Jabhat al-Nusrah, and reports of a foreign fighter from Kuwait being killed in Syria, it is clear Syria has become another important front in the jihadi war.
He also notes, rightly, that despite this the Syrian regime is a supporter of terror abroad. So, replacing the Baathist regime -- even if it leads to a little chaos -- might not be the worst thing.

For instance, despite Libya having become an armed camp run by thugs, at least the man responsible for the murder of hundred of American civilians is gone. You won't see me shedding any tears for that.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:29 AM | |

Obama's "Peace Partners": Of Course We Love al Qaeda!

I have a great idea, let's negotiate a political settlement to the war in Afghanistan with these people:

A Taliban spokesman who identified himself as an "Authorized Correspondent by the Media Committee of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan" said that the Taliban will not renounce al Qaeda and that [al Qaeda] operates under the command of the "Military Command of the Islamic Emirate."....

"They [al Qaeda] are among the first groups and banners that pledged allegiance to the Emir of the Believers [Mullah Omar, the leader of the Afghan Taliban], and they operate in Afghanistan under the flag of the Islamic Emirate," Wazir said.

"They are an example of discipline and accuracy in the execution of missions and operations entrusted to them by the Military Command of the Islamic Emirate," Wazir continued, calling al Qaeda "lions in war." [READ THE REST]

So, not only do they support al Qaeda ... but al Qaeda works under the direction of the Taliban in Afghanistan.

And the negotiations with the Taliban? No, that's not a hypothetical. We're doing it as we speak.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:15 AM | |

Awesome: Florida Man w/ Links to 9/11 Hijackers Living in London

Abdulaziz al-Hijji claims it's all just a big coincidence. The fact that the Saudi millionaire had been hanging out with Mohammad Atta, Marwan Al-Shehhi, & Ziad Jarrah -- three of the 9/11 hijackers, including the ringleader.

Oh, and his old bud Adnan Shukrijumah, a wanted al Qaeda member who also also visited his house?

Hey, so many people come and go, it's just hard to keep track of them all.

Okay, but then he and his family decide to move back to Saudi Arabia on a whim -- two weeks before the 9/11 attack. And in the days before they leave they renew their car registration and stock up on food for the house.

Yeah, we believe you. It's all just one big co-in-ki-dink.

And now, he's living in London:

A Saudi Arabian accused of associating with several of the September 11 hijackers and who disappeared from his home in the United States a few weeks before the attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon, is in London working for his country’s state oil company....

In email correspondence with the Telegraph, Mr al-Hijji strongly denied any involvement in the plot, writing: “I have neither relation nor association with any of those bad people/criminals and the awful crime they did. 9/11 is a crime against the USA and all humankind and I’m very saddened and oppressed by these false allegations.

“I love the USA. My kids were born there, I went to college and university there, I spent a good portion of my life there and I love it.”

Right, we believe you.

Also, if you see this guy and his family up and leave London for no apparent reason you might want to take that as a sign to get out of Dodge.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:56 AM | |

February 17, 2012

Crispy Crotch Displays Signs Of Braincrisp, Files Appeal Against His Life Sentence

Cuz the life sentence he received was unconstitutional because no one was hurt except him or something like that.

Crispy crotch (aka Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab) crisped his crotch in the botched airline sploding plot and he feels it's unfair he was given a life sentence for crisping his crotch or something

Anthony Chambers, an attorney assigned to help Abdulmutallab, said a mandatory life sentence was cruel and unconstitutional punishment for a crime that didn’t physically hurt anyone except Abdulmutallab. The government insisted plenty of harm had been done.
Really, that's a stupid argument..didn't hurt anyone...he friggin tried to splode himself and kill everyone on the plane. Luckily, he failed.

Stupid lawyer trying to get him off...gawd.

Related:

Crispy Crotch Gets Life
Pandemonium in Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab's Pants
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab Upset Over Osama During Jury Selection
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab' Visa Revoked
Domestic Terror: Farouk Abdulmatallab (aka Crispy Crotch) Wants Trial Outside Of Michigan
Underwear Bomber Trial Begins
Video: Underwear Bomber Pretty Much as Retarded as We all Thought he Was

By Stable Hand at 11:58 PM | |

Tea Party and OWS Unite, Protest Obama

I think Dr. Peter Venkman would characterize this as human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together ... mass hysteria!

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 08:37 PM | |

Pookie's Toons 2-17-2012

Happy birthday edition.

Whose birthday?

This guy!

By Vinnie, Channeling My Inner Breitbart at 05:34 PM | |

Younus Abdullah Muhammad Very Sad, Suffering in Prison

You know Younnus maybe you should have taken that chance to go from Morocco to Libya to be a real Jihadi?

Islampolicy:They locked me in this room, Alone, by myself, just me –
With no one to talk to except for the walls, or the face in the mirror I see.
So I sit, listen, and watch
the television in my head
Not a notion to move nor a second spared
I record everything that is said –
Absence of Kindness, Distinct Memories of Pain
Caused by the things that they took away
So I’m holding my breath,
until they let me out
But I’m afraid of what might happen the next time I breathe.
So all you have to do Younnus is hold it for five more years more or less based on credit for time served. I know you can do it.

Inshaallah.

You can help Younnus by sending him your thoughts via email, you know so he has something to read in between his bouts of whining and crying.

Islampolicy@gmail.com

Belgium Fears Backlash After Politician's Daughter Poses In Bikini With Veil

Critiquing Islam is going to create a backlash because, in the past, backlash has been shown to be very effective in silencing critics.

So, if you want to live in a safe secure society completely free of intimidation, backlash, retribution or reprisals, all you have to do is submit. Submission will free you from all the responsibility of liberty.

The choice is yours.

By DMartyr at 03:22 PM | |

Islamotard Does What Islamotards Do Best (UPDATE: Tried to bomb Congress)

Fail, of course.

The man thought undercover FBI agents assisting him in his plot were associates of Al Qaeda. When he was arrested Friday in Washington, he was carrying with him a vest supposedly packed with explosives, but the material inside was not actually dangerous, Fox News was told.
If only they could all be this incompetent.

UPDATE by Rusty: Some more details:

Authorities have arrested a man allegedly on his way to the U.S. Capitol....

The man, in his 30s and of Moroccan descent, was nabbed following a lengthy investigation by the FBI, initiated after he expressed interest in conducting an attack. It's unclear how the FBI learned of his aspirations.

The man thought undercover FBI agents assisting him in his plot were associates of Al Qaeda.

A short time earlier, he had been praying at a mosque in the Washington area. His destination was Capitol Hill.

By Vinnie, Channeling My Inner Breitbart at 01:10 PM | |

Someone Asked For Beefcake?

When I posted I was back someone commented about beefcake so here is, ahem, a dude to feast your eyes on..... honest...

By Stable Hand at 01:07 PM | |

Evil American Crusaders

Making Afghan children smile and do high fives!

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High-five

U.S. Forces Afghanistan Force Protection Team member Sgt. David Brown from Myrtle Creek, Ore., watches as Spc. Trevor Simmons from Roseburg, Ore., with the 1186th MP Company out of Salem, Ore., shares a high-five with an Afghan boy during a Presence Patrol in Kabul, Afghanistan, Feb. 9, 2012.

God Bless our heroes!

By Stable Hand at 12:52 PM | |

US Army Pregnant Soldier Empathy Training

The US Army has ordered enlisted leaders to wear fake breasts and empathy bellies so they can understand how pregnant soldiers feel.


More here.

By Mr. E. Blogger at 12:45 PM | |

Brave New Schools: U.S. Student Gets Death Threats For Refusing To praise 'Allah'

A few days ago, Grand Junction High School student James Harper quit the school choir because they would be singing a song praising the Islamic god Allah. Some lyrics include "The Truth of La ila ha il Allah", which is considered a form of Shahada, a declaration of belief.

Now, James has been forced to leave the school after receiving death threats:

Welcome to sharia America, folks, where, not only is it a hate crime to speak negatively of Islam, but people who refuse to praise Allah face threats and intimidation.

By DMartyr at 11:41 AM | |

Indicted American Terrorist Killed in Airstrike in Pakistan Say Friends

Jude Keenan Mohammad was part of the gang that plotted to attack the Marine base at Quantico, VA. Yeah, I know, no one ever claimed they were smart terrorists.

But unlike seven of the others indicted in the plot, Muhammad was out of the country when they were arrested (an 8th man is in custody in Kosovo). He had gone to Pakistan to join the jihadis.

Now his friends say he's dead, killed in an airstrike. His widow in Pakistan let his friends and family know what had happened.

Awesome!

But one tidbit from this story should serve as a lesson to those interested in countering-terror: When Keenan wasn't calling his friends back in the US he was communicating through Facebook from Pakistan:

Jude Kenan Mohammad, 22, is accused of being part of a terrorist cell based in Johnston County, along with eight other men. Authorities say they plotted a series of attacks overseas and secured weapons and trained in North Carolina. Mohammad is the only one who hasn’t been captured....

A Facebook page under his alias, “Jawad Khan Afridi,” shows what may be pictures from Pakistan in 2008. His friend, Farhan Mohammed of Los Angeles, says he heard from Jude Mohammad several times over the past few years, most recently a year ago....

Farhan Mohammed says he heard in November that his friend was killed in a drone strike. Jude Mohammad’s pregnant wife was hysterical about her husband's death and called her mother-in-law in the Triangle to break the news, according to Sabra. The U.S. government hasn't confirmed Mohammad’s death, but the people who knew him in North Carolina say it's probably true.

“No one has heard from him since then,” Sabra said, adding that the last time Mohammad contacted a friend was around September.

So, if he continued to have contact to his friends and family after he was indicted, then that means we knew where he was. And if that's the case, then why didn't the Pakistanis pick him up?

Below is a pretty good video expose by a N.C. TV station.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:01 AM | |

Iranian Terrorists Take Note: Don't Mess With Allah Akhbar

Terrorists partying and bedding with infidel prostitutes learn Allah's wrath:

Thai police: 2 more suspects in terror case

BANGKOK – The three Iranian men detained for allegedly plotting bomb attacks in Bangkok on Israeli diplomats had more than terror on their minds in Thailand. Police said Friday that they had also cavorted with prostitutes at a beach resort.[The prostitutes remembered them because they had never seen such small penises..ed]

The news comes as Thai authorities announced they were searching for two more suspects in the botched bomb plot, including a possible explosives specialist who may have been training the Iranians.

The foiled plan was discovered Tuesday when explosives in the men's rented house blew up by mistake, forcing them to flee. Two were detained in the Thai capital, and a third was captured Wednesday in neighboring Malaysia as he reportedly tried to return to Iran.

And Allah knows best...

Or, more importantly, don't mess with dah Jooos, especially the ones hiding behind trees


Trees you say?
:

Iranian bomber blows off his legs in Bangkok as grenade he hurled at police bounces off tree and explodes at his feet
That.is.all

Update:

IRI assassins and their girls in Thailand[Images via Aaron]...Fixed link, sorry bout that.

By Stable Hand at 09:58 AM | |

#Occupy 101

WSJ:

By GLENN HARLAN REYNOLDS

Schools from New York's Columbia to Chicago's Roosevelt University are offering courses on the "Occupy" movement. This has inspired some derision from the right, but I think that derision is misplaced. There is much that a course on the Occupy movement might profitably cover. Here are some possible lessons:

1) The Higher Education Bubble and Debt Slavery Throughout History. Since ancient times, debt has been a tool used by rulers to enslave the ruled, which is why the Bible explains that the borrower is the slave to the lender. One complaint of many Occupy protesters involves their pursuit of expensive degrees that has left them burdened by student loans but unable to find suitable employment. This unit would compare the marketing of higher education and student debt to today's students with the techniques used to lure sharecroppers and coal miners into irredeemable indebtedness. Music to be provided by Tennessee Ernie Ford.

Hat Tip: Moe.

50 Years Ago

*John Glenn orbited the Earth. Today not only can we not leave orbit, we can't even get there.

*excluding black ops.

Sometimes it Doesn't Even Take a Holiday

For Muslims to murder other Muslims for being the wrong kind of Muslims.

A Pakistani official says the death toll in a suicide bombing in northwest Pakistan has risen to 17.

Local government administrator Wajid Ali said Shiite Muslims were targeted in the blast Friday in the town of Parachinar close to the Afghan border. Ali initially said the bomb was close to a mosque, but he later confirmed it was in a market.

Ayatollah Blocks Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's Websites

You know you're out in Iran when the Mullah says you're out.

Iranian censors have blocked access to a number of news websites sympathetic to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, adding further fuel to a high-level power struggle at the heart of the Islamic regime.

Authorities in charge of online censorship in Iran, who are believed to be close to the country's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and his powerful Revolutionary Guards, have in the past few days filtered a series of websites and blogs which were operating in support of Ahmadinejad and his allies.

The move comes ahead of parliamentary elections in March, described as the most sensitive in the history of the Islamic republic.

Digarban, an opposition website which monitors the activities of conservatives inside the regime, has identified a list of pro-Ahmadinejad websites blocked recently, including mahramane.com and www.rahapress.com.

More on IRGC's activities here at Internet Haganah.

February 16, 2012

More Fun With Keith Olberdouche

He tweets:

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Do what all the cool kids are doing. If you're on Twitter, piss off Keith Olberdouche by following @Mgood79.

It's almost your patriotic duty.

By Vinnie, Channeling My Inner Breitbart at 10:49 PM | |

Makes You Wonder How Long It Was There...

Warning: NSFW

In fact, this is not safe for anywhere...

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Amanda Simmons, aka Mandy Mountain, of Charleston, West Virginia, weighs 55stones. She says that when her lover went to inspect her chub at close quarters he spotted a cat (avoid obvious joke – ed). The cat was dead. Mandy had sat on it.

Says Mandy, 25: “Poor little Buttons must have suffocated when I rolled over. I never even noticed. ‘It wasn’t even my kitten – I was looking after him for my neighbours. My boyfriend was going down on me when he shrieked and leapt back, sobbing.”

This story is wrong on so many levels, I don't know where to begin.

Send any complaints about me posting this to IHateTheMedia.

By DMartyr at 09:41 PM | |

Pookie's Toons 2-16-2012

Crispy crotch edition!

Not that there are pictures of Crispy Crotch, or crispy crotches in general, but it is Sentencing Day.

By Vinnie, Channeling My Inner Breitbart at 05:34 PM | |

Crispy Crotch Get's Life

Farouk Abdulmutallab and his burnt little wiener will spend the rest of their lives in Federal Pound-Me-In-The-Ass Prison.

FOXNEWS:

A Nigerian man on a suicide mission for Al Qaeda was sentenced Thursday to life in prison for attempting to blow up an international flight with a bomb in his underwear as the plane approached Detroit on Christmas 2009.

The mandatory punishment for Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the well-educated son of a wealthy banker, was never in doubt after he surprised the courtroom and pleaded guilty to all charges on the second day of trial last fall.

Abdulmutallab sat with his hands folded under his chin, leaning back in his chair as the sentence was announced.

I'm sure Stable Hand will be pleased. I used her pet name for Abdulmutallab in her honor.

Previous:

Pandemonium in Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab's Pants
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab Upset Over Osama During Jury Selection
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab' Visa Revoked
Domestic Terror: Farouk Abdulmatallab (aka Crispy Crotch) Wants Trial Outside Of Michigan
Underwear Bomber Trial Begins
Video: Underwear Bomber Pretty Much as Retarded as We all Thought he Was


When Honor Killings Go Terribly Right: AQAP Leader Killed by His Brother

This should be a Lifetime movie of the week:

Hazam al-Thahb, Yemeni tribal chief from the southeastern Yemeni town of Rada, which was briefly taken over by al-Qaeda militants, killed his younger brother, Tariq al-Thahb, a high-profile leader in AQAP....

"He has killed his younger brother after he repeatedly warned him not to align himself with the islamists, however his brother was obstinate and did not pay heed to his warnings and advice. That's why he had to kill him before he is killed by the authorities, said the tribal dignitary....

Tribal Yemeni customs and traditions make it obligatory for a brother to stand by his brother even if he was on the wrong, and that it's very shameful not to avenge your brother murder regardless of what he was killed for.

Realizing one day his brother Tariq would be killed by either Yemeni government or by US drone, Hazam tried to make his brother disassociate himself with al-Qaeda. When Tariq refused to listen to his elder and wiser brother, Hazem preferred to kill his brother by his own in order not to have to take revenge against any one involved in his murder, according to tribal sources close to al-Thahb.

Bwahahahaaaa!

H/T: Jane Novak

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 12:37 PM | |

Portraits of Valor: Tibor Rubin

(Hat Tip: IQ al Rassooli)

In case the video doesn't play, watch it HERE.

By DMartyr at 12:36 PM | |

Mullah Krekar Trial Finally Begins in Norwary

He's been in Norway since 1991, and he founded the terrorist group Ansar al Islam in 2001. This would be the same group that gave refuge to Ayman al Zarqawi after Afghanistan fell from which he would eventually form the core of Tawhid wal Jihad and later al Qaeda in Iraq.

Ansar al Islam also transformed itself into Ansar al Sunnah after their defeat by US backed Kurdish forces and, under that name, commenced years of terrorist attacks -- including the murders of dozens of civilian hostages.

The death penalty is too good for Mullah Krekar. Norway should be ashamed of itself for not deporting him to Iraq where he is wanted for mass murder.

Apparently, protecting a mass murdering terrorist from the death penalty is what Europeans call "human rights". -SPIT-

Prosecutors said Mullah Krekar, a 55-year-old Islamist who came to Norway as a refugee in 1991, faces several years in prison if found guilty by Oslo District Court....

In 2005, a Norwegian court declared Krekar a national security threat and ordered him deported, but later postponed the move because of concerns he could face execution or torture in Iraq.

In June 2010, Krekar said at a news conference organized by the foreign press club in Oslo that if he were deported to Iraq and killed, Norwegian officials would "pay with their lives," according to a transcript included in the indictment presented in court.

"If I die it will be the beginning of killings," he said, according to the transcript.

It makes me sick that this guy faces 8 years, max.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:47 AM | |

Footprints in the Sand (Tatooine Edition)

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H/T: Boquisucio

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:37 AM | |

Man Suffers Heart Attack Eating Bypass Burger

Irony Deluxe:

a man suffered a heart attack after eating a "triple bypass burger" at the Heart Attack Grill in downtown Las Vegas

"Shariah4Belgium" Leaders Sentenced

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Censored31's buddies have been sentenced one and two years each for threats made in a YouTube video against an anti-immigration party . You're next Censored31:

The spokesman of the "Islamic fundamentalist organisation Sharia4Belgium" has been sentenced to two years in prison and also fined 550 euros, Belgian media reported Friday.

Fouad Belkacem received the maximum sentence from a judge in the Belgian city of Antwerp while another defendant got a one year sentence.

They faced charges in connection with a video film in which they issued death threats to several leaders of the far right Belgian Vlaams Belang party.

Their videos are still up at YouTube here. Notice that they fly the flag of al Qaeda while giving lectures (vidcap above).

Which should surprise no one since their buddy Censored31's book is entitled al Qaeda Rising.

H/T: Howie, who is fired.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:45 AM | |

Hacker Deletes Protein Wisdom Posts Critical of Obama Administration

Protein Wisdom:

Someone has access to my database and so has access to my changes in login info.

Whomever it is placed a number of fake advertisements (since removed) — and has now removed a particular post, one containing the following graphic:

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click for larger

Imagine that.

Update: I've some questions on the graph. To be honest I'm not quite sure of the point myself except that it points out that all of months with positive job growth occurred after the midterms in which Obama and the Democrats lost heavily. For whatever reason the hacker didn't like that much.

A more recent example of Jeff's take on current events, namely fuel prices is here.

And yet, here we are: if we’re to believe Obama, rising gas prices are causing a ripple effect throughout the economy. Which, I wonder if some of the leftwing “fact checkers” will take him on for that assertion as forcibly as they did Governor Snowbilly.

Anyway, add to this new-found concern over rising gas prices ObamaCo’s recent refusal to allow the Keystone XL pipeline project (as well his EPA and Interior’s gambits to block drilling, exploration, and emerging oil and gas recovery technologies) — and the much publicized (on the right, at least) suggestion by Obama that energy costs under his stewardship must “necessarily skyrocket” — and we have a rather perfect portrait of the Leftist ideologue who uses his power (via the administrative state, who remains out of the reach of voters) to create crises in order that he can promote “fixes” to the crises he himself has created.

Oh you just know the "truth team" will really dislike that little observation.

And Then, My Jaw Hit The Floor

You see, this guy I thought was a leftist douche, well, maybe he turned himself around.

"I'm just hoping that whatever is in the White House next year is a Republican. I can't bear to watch what's happened to our great country. Everybody's got their head in the sand. Everybody in the industry is like, 'Oh, Obama's doing such a great job...' I don't think so. Not from what I see."

Well, I gave up on Megadeth after "Symphony of Destruction." Guess it's time for a second look!

By Vinnie, Channeling My Inner Breitbart at 08:02 PM | |

Good News: al-Qaeda Names New Leader For Iran

The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

Long War Journal:

A notorious Kuwaiti terrorist named Muhsin al Fadhli has reportedly taken over leadership of al Qaeda's network inside Iran. Sky News reports that al Fadhli assumed the top post in al Qaeda's Iran franchise after Yasin al Suri, who has headed the network for years, was placed under "protective custody" following his exposure by US authorities.

In July 2011, the US Treasury Department designated al Suri and several other al Qaeda operatives who use Iranian soil to move funds and recruits from Gulf countries to Pakistan, Afghanistan, and elsewhere. The Treasury Department said that this network operates as part of a "secret deal" between al Qaeda and the Iranian government. In December 2011, US authorities announced that they were offering a $10 million reward for information leading to al Suri's capture. [See LWJ reports, Treasury targets Iran's 'secret deal' with al Qaeda and US offers $10 million reward for Iran-based al Qaeda financier.]

It was this increased scrutiny, according to intelligence sources cited by Sky News, that led to al Suri's replacement.

This will be interesting to watch play out because al-Qaeda and other Salafi Jihadis are on the opposite side of Iranian interests in Iraq since the US exit. And now the opposite of Iran in Syria. Iran would do well to trade this loser's ticket to Gitmo for some good will.

Yet Again, al Qaeda and Myself in Total Agreement

Yeah, I think we can help you out there buddy:

@mypetjawa Our death is martyrdom And our capture in jail is a fellowship

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 07:15 PM | |

Pookie's Toons 2-15-2012

Order up!

By Vinnie, Channeling My Inner Breitbart at 05:36 PM | |

Arab Spring!!111!!!! Libyans Not Clear on the "Democracy" Concept

This "democracy" thing confuses and frightens your average frozen caveman lawyer. And Libyans:

Just 15% of 2,000 people polled by academics from Benghazi and Oxford universities said democracy should be installed in the next year.

More than 40% backed strong leadership from one person or a group.

However, almost a third of those polled said they would like a democratic government in five years' time.

Despite the majority saying they wanted to see a firm hand in control, 69% also said they believed ordinary citizens should have a say in how Libya develops.

And some 16% of people said they were prepared to resort to violence for political ends.

So, only 1/3 are willing to try democracy -- five years down the road -- yet 69% of people want a say in how the government is run?

Visual depiction of the typical Libyan polled (with hat tip).

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 05:06 PM | |

Dozens of Americans Just Joined al Qaeda

It's true. They were members of al Shabaab, but since that group has now merged with al Qaeda, they're all al Qaeda now.

Read the whole thing.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 04:35 PM | |

Man Forgets Valentine's Day, Faces Girlfriend's Wrath

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Let this be a lesson to you guys - Never forget. This man got off easy, thanks to a tough bedroom door:

FEBRUARY 15--Angered that her boyfriend did not buy her a Valentine’s Day gift, an Ohio woman last night attacked the man, who barricaded himself inside a bedroom as she threatened to stab him with a kitchen knife, police allege. [...]

According to investigators, Reed got into an argument with Henry Brown when she did not receive a Valentine’s Day present from him. Reed, cops allege, initially pushed and scratched Brown, who sought refuge in the apartment’s bedroom

While Brown was locked in the bedroom, Reed "threatened to kill him and cut him," according to a sheriff's report. She then got a knife and “began cutting the door in an attempt to get to the victim."

By DMartyr at 03:29 PM | |

ROP Comes to America

Brainwashing is when you defend the shiners on both cheeks that you can't quite hide with makeup and say your mom just gave you a little tap, tap, tappy. That's the Islam these women are proud of.

Sorry lady, we don't do Sharia here. Tell it to the judge.

Raymond Ibrahim: Why We Need Words Like "Islamist"

Raymond Ibrahim touches on a point Rusty (if my understanding is correct) has made in the past. As Raymond mentions in a follow-up post at Jihad Watch, it seems some commenters missed the point he was attempting to make.

Don't jump to immediate conclusions as you begin to read. Raymond (as Rusty has done here at TJR) makes an excellent argument for the use of terms such as "Islamist" and "Islamism":

Is the problem Islam or Islamism? Muslims or Islamists?

These and related questions regularly foster debate (see the exchange between Robert Spencer and Andrew McCarthy for a recent example). The greatest obstacle on the road to consensus is what such words imply; namely, that Islamism and Islamists are "bad," and Islam and Muslims are good (or simply neutral).

Read it all and read it carefully.

Update: I just wanted to agree with Robert Spencer on one specific point about this topic. That is, the distinction between "Islamist/Islamism" and "Muslim/Islam" is not intended to suggest there are different forms of Islam, but rather that Muslims tend to differ on how they observe their faith. The terms are meant to separate radical, violent Muslims from moderate Muslims, so as not to hold all Muslims accountable for the behavior of a few.

By DMartyr at 02:14 PM | |

Barack H. Obama, Sooper Genius

The intellectual powerhouse in the Oval Office is having the Pentagon look at scenarios to cut back our nuclear stockpile.

Way, way back. Potentially fewer than China's.

A congressional official said no president in the past ever told the Pentagon to conduct a review based on specific numbers of warheads.

“In the past, the way it worked was, ‘tell me what the world is like and then tell me what the force should be,’” the official said. “That is not happening in this review.”

With the rest of the world nuking up, President Smartypants wants to neuter this country. Let's hope he's stopped in time.

By Vinnie, Channeling My Inner Breitbart at 12:55 PM | |

Sean Stone: Islam Is Justice And Equality

An update to this story.

During an interview on Wednesday, Sean Ali Stone urged #Occupy protesters to convert to Islam, which would give them the social justice and equality they so desire.

IRNA via Gateway Pundit:

Sean Stone, son of American Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone, said on Wednesday that Islam is the religion of justice and equality.

Sean, who has converted to Islam in Isfahan and selected the name of Ali for himself at the age of 27, said that the Islamic teachings can help the western communities including the United States resolve the problems facing them.

Of course. Islamic communities are a paragon for justice and equality. For example, here is Islamic justice for a young girl who rejected a suitor:

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More examples of Islamic justice and equality below the fold. (WARNING: NSFW!)

Here is Islamic justice for a woman who refused to wear a veil:

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Here is an example of Gays enjoying Islamic equality:

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This is the equality a wife can expect under beautiful Islam:

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Two women experience Islamic justice after being just accused of immoral behavior:

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This Christian slave learned about the equality and justice of Islam first hand:

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Islamic justice and equality extends to everyone, including Jews!

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And children, too!

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Another Christian girl was treated to Islamic justice and equality:

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Personally, I don't think #Occutards have the stomach for Islamic justice and equality. But then again, I could be wrong.

By DMartyr at 12:54 PM | |

Former Baltimore Resident Charged with War Crimes

A Pakistani man who grew up in Baltimore and who is being held at Guantanamo Bay has been charged with war crimes:

Majid Khan, a Pakistani citizen and a former legal resident of the United States, is accused of conspiring with Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, to conduct a series of follow-up operations in the United States. These included targeting underground gasoline storage tanks, according to the military.

Khan, a graduate of a suburban Baltimore high school near where his parents ran a gas station, is also accused of donning a suicide vest and planning to assassinate former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf.

I hope he gets the death penalty.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 12:01 PM | |

Because Nothing Says "Not Guilty" Like Shouting "Allahu Akbar ... We Love Death" While Trying to Martyr Yourself

His lawyers say he's not guilty. Right.

A harrowing 911 call captured a terror suspect with ties to Al Qaeda screaming a final prayer to Allah during a 100 mph suicide run across the Whitestone Expressway...

Officials believe he was trying to martyr himself when he flew down the roadway at 100 mph before slamming his car into another vehicle. Nobody was killed in the crash.

In the 911 recording, Medunjanin — the sound of traffic in the background — tells the operator, “This is Adis. We love ... we love death.”

You love your life!” he shouts in Arabic. “There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is his messenger!

H/T: @WilliamAmos

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:54 AM | |

Boko Haram Terrorist Recaptured Wearing Uniform of Choice

Below: Kabiru Sokoto, suspected of involvement in a church bombing and recently recaptured after escaping from his jail cell with the help of his guards, at a press conference wearing this.

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Ironic, no?

Thanks to Rahm.

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

February 14, 2012

Pookie's Toons 2-14-2012

Valentine's edition.

Poor Rusty. We tried to help him, but he just didn't know what to buy his hand.

By Vinnie, Channeling My Inner Breitbart at 05:23 PM | |

Thanks Anonymous: Kabul CIA Station Chief Outed, Jihadis Already Posting Name of "War Criminal"

Someone from the notorious hacking group Anonymous claims to have used open source material to identify the CIA station chief in Kabul (I won't link the source). Of course, the group is just worried about the US government being too "secretive", hence the outing.

Truth above all else!

But within 24 hours the meme had made it to jihadi websites with connections to al Qaeda and other violent groups.

Here's a screenshot of one of them, but with the name of the CIA station chief and other information which might assist those wishing him harm blacked out.

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Thanks Anonymous, you've just written this man's death warrant!

And if Anonymous is wrong about the station chief's name? Well, he's either dead or you've just ruined his career.

Related: The 2012 Anonymous Primer – What Anonymous is and What Anonymous is not

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 04:23 PM | |

Google Hosting al-Qaeda in East Africa *Bumped*

***BUMPED***

Google's Blogspot platform is home to the newest branch of al Qaeda: al Qaeda in East Africa.

The group formerly known as al Shabaab -- or, the Mujahideen Youth Movement -- has chosen an American company to host its website.

Providing business services to al Shabaab or al Qaeda violates US and international law, even if those services are provided at no cost.

And how do we know that this is al Qaeda in East Africa's website. Well, in addition to the fact that the website is posted on their Twitter account, there is also this.

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Stay evil Google, stay evil.

PS: Also, you too Twitter!

Update: OWND!

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 03:08 PM | |

Clearly Someone Missed Islam 101 Class

Oliver Stone's son, Sean Stone (aka Ali Stone), has converted to Islam:

US filmmaker Sean Stone, son of Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone, converted to Islam on Tuesday in Iran, where he is making a documentary, he told AFP.

"The conversion to Islam is not abandoning Christianity or Judaism, which I was born with. It means I have accepted Mohammad and other prophets," he said in a brief telephone call from the central Iranian city of Isfahan, where he underwent the ceremony.

Let's just hope he doesn't change his mind. Otherwise, he might discover a very crucial difference between Christianity/Judaism and Islam. Until then, mazal tov!

By DMartyr at 02:36 PM | |

Muslim Brotherhood Issues Threat To U.S.

The Muslim Brotherhood is threatening Israel's safety if the United States cuts aid to Egypt. Currently, the U.S gives Egypt 1.3 billion dollars a year in aid.

A top Muslim Brotherhood official has warned that any cuts in U.S. aid to Egypt could affect Cairo’s peace treaty with Israel – the latest sign that Egypt’s emerging political forces intend to call Washington’s bluff over the diplomatic dispute triggered by a crackdown on non-governmental organizations.

I think they'll find any excuse to violate the peace treaty with Israel. If the U.S. caves to their threats, there will be another demand that could consider the treaty void. The extortion will go on and on until the Muslim Brotherhood feels itself militarily strong enough to defeat Israel.

By DMartyr at 02:30 PM | |

The Cruelty of Liberalism

I don't know of any other word to describe taking away a perfectly good lunch from a four year old and giving her crap she won't eat.

“What got me so mad is, number one, don’t tell my kid I’m not packing her lunch box properly,” the girl’s mother told CJ. “I pack her lunchbox according to what she eats. It always consists of a fruit. It never consists of a vegetable. She eats vegetables at home because I have to watch her because she doesn’t really care for vegetables.”

When the girl came home with her lunch untouched, her mother wanted to know what she ate instead. Three chicken nuggets, the girl answered. Everything else on her cafeteria tray went to waste.

I really don't know another word other than "cruel" to describe letting a tiny four year old go hungry for the day because of fascistic food guidelines. I don't know another word to describe wasting perfectly good food, paid for by tax dollars, because an increasingly monolithic State is doing its level best to replace parents.

This sh!t needs to stop.

By Vinnie, Channeling My Inner Breitbart at 01:41 PM | |

Visit Starbucks Today

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1. Leftists hate the 2nd Amendment.

2. American Patriots love the 2nd Amendment.

3. Starbucks supports the 2nd Amendment.

4. Leftists boycott Starbucks because they support the 2nd Amendment.

5. American Patriots drink at Starbucks to show their support the 2nd Amendment.

Even if you don't normally drink at Starbucks, stop by a get a cup today.

Hat Tip: Kenny Solomon

By DMartyr at 01:36 PM | |

Maintenance? Al Qaeda East Africa "News" Site Down

Ayman Zawahiri announced that al Shabaab is now al Qaeda in East Africa. Shabaab's main "news" site goes down for "maintenance".

I question the timing.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:38 AM | |

We Don't Have John McCain to Kick Around Any More

Daily Caller:

A little after 1 p.m. on Sept. 29, 2009, Karl Frisch emailed a memo to his bosses, Media Matters for America founder David Brock and president Eric Burns. In the first few lines, Frisch explained why Media Matters should launch a “Fox Fund” whose mission would be to attack the Fox News Channel.

“Simply put,” Frisch wrote, “the progressive movement is in need of an enemy. George W. Bush is gone. We really don’t have John McCain to kick around any more. Filling the lack of leadership on the right, Fox News has emerged as the central enemy and antagonist of the Obama administration, our Congressional majorities and the progressive movement as a whole.”

“We must take Fox News head-on in a well funded, presidential-style campaign to discredit and embarrass the network, making it illegitimate in the eyes of news consumers.”

What Frisch proceeded to suggest, however, went well beyond what legitimate presidential campaigns attempt. “We should hire private investigators to look into the personal lives of Fox News anchors, hosts, reporters, prominent contributors, senior network and corporate staff,” he wrote.

So if you've ever wondered how these Media Matters campaigns to discredit and embarrass FoxNews work?

Well first you send a legion of spam filter evading false flag trolls over to FoxNews to pretend to be bitter racist right wing gun clingers with orders to find a way to get the N words past the filters. Then you take a screen shot and email it to Charles Johnson who will play the role of shocked moral authority figure. Even though he knows exactly what a false flag troll is and how to use it.

#Occupy Protester Goes On Iranian TV To Complain About Oppressive American Police

(Hat Tip: Black & Right)

This is the "oppression" and "brutality" #Occupy protesters face in America (language alert):

Apparently, this assmaggot Mark Mason forgets (or maybe is just too dishonest to admit) how Iranians crack down on protesters. Here are just a few clips from the Iranian protests in 2009. They are below the fold because they are NOT safe for work.

THIS is police oppression, dumbass.

Not this:

By DMartyr at 10:00 AM | |

Heartbreak: Fake Mammoth Was Fake

Fake fake fake fake.

Well there's always the Japanese cloning effort so all is not lost.

Dutch Intelligence Report on Online Jihadism

Jihadism on the web, a breeding ground for jihad in the modern age

In the past decade a wide variety of counter-terrorist measures and actions have been taken to ensure that jihadist organisations are left with fewer possibilities to target the West. Nonetheless, the appeal of the jihadist ideologies adhered to by these organisations remains as great as ever. These ideologies continue to inspire and incite particularly young Muslims worldwide to violence. The Internet has become the most important medium for the dissemination of these ideologies.

Hat Tip: WebRadius.

Iran Says Joooos Blew Up Their Own Embassy

The Mullah's take on "inside job" I guess.

The only problem with their story....

An Iranian man carrying explosives blew off his own legs and wounded four other people in two blasts Tuesday in Bangkok, Thai authorities said. A third blast occurred in a nearby house.

Security forces found more explosives in the assailant's rented house in the capital, but it was not known what targets they might have been meant for, Police Gen. Pansiri Prapawat said.

Oooopsie!

Related: New Iranian torpedo of Jihad.

What's Next, Calling The EPA?

I mean, he did contaminate the soil with lead and all.

The former Marine wrote on his Facebook page that Child Protective Services officials came to his home in Stanly Co. on Saturday and interviewed him and his daughter — separately — after viewers of the video called with concerns about his actions. He said the police also stopped by. “The police by the way said ‘Kudos, sir,’ ” Jordan wrote. "I actually had a "thank you" from an entire detectives squad. And another police officer is using it in a positive manner in his presentation for the school system. How’s about those apples? Didn’t expect THAT when you called the cops did you?”

Ah yes. "Those concerned with his actions" always stand ready to pronounce their regal judgement on those of us who use novel yet common sense ways to try and educate our children about what is right and what is wrong. Stupid effing ninnies.

I would have called CPS myself if he had posted a video of him beating the crap out of his daughter, but, he didn't do that. He's being pilloried now because he dared use an evil tool of destruction (gun!! eeek!!!) to teach a kid a lesson.

I won't be surprised if any number of alphabet soup government agencies show up at his house in the near future.

By Vinnie, Channeling My Inner Breitbart at 06:19 PM | |

Pookie's Toons 2-13-2012

Are here.

BTW, if you're thinking of a last minute Valentine's Day gift for Howie....

By Vinnie, Channeling My Inner Breitbart at 05:38 PM | |

Former al Qaeda Supporter & Terror Suspect Now Supports Ron Paul


Khattab quoted in an al Qaeda magazine

Joseph "Yousef al Khattab" Cohen is throwing his crucial support behind Ron Paul. Khattab, a one time supporter of Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda and the co-founder of the Revolution Muslim group which has been linked to scores of convicted terrorists, now claims that he's seen the light and no longer supports such violent groups.

In a 21 minute YouTube video in which Khattab comments on the terror conviction of his friend Jesse "Younes Abdullah Muhammad" Morton, who co-founded Revolution Muslim, Khattab throws his support behind Republican candidate for President Ron Paul.

In addition, his YouTube channel is running a "Will you be supporting Ron Paul" poll.

In another video, he describes himself as a "libertarian in the United States" and Ron Paul supporter. In it, he says that a Ron Paul administration would stop funding the "terrorists" -- meaning Israel.

In the video Khattab laments US foreign policy, its war crimes, and support of the "enemy Zionist entity". He also claims he believes he will be arrested for his role in radicalizing scores of domestic terrorists.

Doesn't this just about sum up Ron Paul's candidacy and the kooks that seem to be attracted to him?

The video brings up a question that I've been going back and forth with others for awhile. Joey began to distance himself with the Revolution Muslim gang just about the same time that those in his circle of friends began to be implicated in various terrorist plots.

I've also pointed out that if you listen to Yousef closely, you'll detect that he actually supports many of the former positions that some have said he's distanced himself from. For instance, in the video above when he talks about his love for the First Amendment, but caveated with the notion that free speech wouldn't be something he supported in Muslim lands.

My argument has been that Yousef is just a coward who doesn't want to go to jail, so he's changed his public opinions so he can keep free. And that those positions haven't changed nearly as much as some believe.

But others seem more convinced in his sincerity. He's seen the light.

What do you think?

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 04:01 PM | |

Can Obama Achieve True Social Justice?

Are we there yet, are we even close?

German Neo-Nazis Murdering Turkish Shopkeepers



Beate Zschäpe

(Cologne, Germany) German authorities are seeking American help in the investigation of the Zwickau-based National Socialist Underground (NSU), a neo-Nazi terror group blamed for 10 murders.

The investigators are hoping their American counterparts can provide some Internet data that will link Beate Zschäpe to the murders of mostly-Turkish immigrant shopkeepers.

Apparently, Ms. Zschäpe has been using YouTube to promote the neo-Nazis and the German Federal Office of Criminal Investigation seeks all available evidence.

By Mr. E. Blogger at 02:18 PM | |

3 Beheaded as U.S. "Spies" in Yemen

Spies, right. I don't doubt we have sources all over Yemen feeding us information. I just doubt that the al Qaeda types are smart enough to figure out who is and who isn't working for the kuffar.

When al Qaeda took over Fallujah they would routinely execute "spies". You know, guys who didn't wear baggy pants and women who died their hair blond. You know, spies!

But maybe their methods have become more sophisticated in the past five years? Maybe, they throw the accused in the water. If they float, spies!

New York Pravda:

Islamist militants in southern Yemen said they executed three men on Sunday for giving the United States information used to carry out drone strikes in the area.

Residents of the towns of Jaar and Azzan said two Saudis and one Yemeni were beheaded at dawn by the militant group Ansar al-Sharia.

Remember that time Jesus beheaded those Sadducees for working with the Crusader Romans? Good times.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 01:15 PM | |

Surprise: Nigerian Terrorist Funded Through UK Islamic "Charity"

Boko Haram is fast becoming the al Qaeda wannabes of West Africa. The group has killed hundreds in the past few months and is leading the oil rich nation of Nigeria into a sectarian war.

So, it's not surprising that the group is being funded through al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and "Islamic charities" in Saudi Arabia. But what might be shocking to the uninitiated is that some of their funding comes through an Islamic charity in the UK. At least, that's what authorities in Nigeria are claiming:

According to the sources, different confirmations coming from sources in Boko Haram had indicated clearly that a group known as Al-Muntada Trust Fund, with headquarters in the United Kingdom, had extended some financial assistance to the sect.

Investigations, so far, revealed that the sect received financial assistance from some Islamic organisations.

So, what is the Al-Muntada Trust Fund? According to their website:
Today, Al Muntada Al-Islami has a number of Centres around the world, delivering needs based projects through local initiatives. Some of these projects include: Feeding programmes for some of the poorest people in the world, Educational programmes to tackle illiteracy, Building of water wells, and Community outreaching.
The website is pretty professionally done and makes the charity look legit. Should the report turn out to be true, the question is to what extent is the charity helping Boko Haram? To what extent does the leadership in the organization know that they are helping terrorists? And to what extent to donors know their money is being used to murder people in Nigeria?

Of the humanitarian work the group does, it seems the most troubling would be it's "education" and "capacity building" work. Both are innocuous and harmless terms which could have a darker side. By "education" do they mean madrassa style radicalization? And by "capacity building" do they mean organizing radicals?

I've no idea. It could be that the group, like many Islamic charities, does legitimate humanitarian work. As Ron Paul likes to remind us, Hamas has hospitals! Sure, and Hitler built hospitals too.

I'm sure that after this story gets some traction in the UK that there will be an investigation and we'll get some more answers.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:51 AM | |

Uh, Dudes, the Nazis were the BAD Guys

Yeah, I get what the scout snipers were trying to do. But still, it's the Nazis. The Nazis were the bad guys. I hate Nazis.

Not cool, dudes. Not cool.

So, your weekend passes are revoked and you better get started peeling those potatoes you bunch of numbnuts.

That is all. Carry on.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:55 AM | |

Good News: Moderate Fascists Ousted by Less Moderate Fascists in the Maldives

I've been meaning to post something on the coup in the Maldives which ousted the democratically elected Islamist leaders with undemocratic Islamist leaders. Apparently, the latter group wasn't so keen on making the island nation less like Saudi Arabia.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:49 AM | |

Payback, it is a bitch: Iraqis Sending Weapons, Insurgents into Syria

It couldn't have happened to a nicer dictator:

Not so long ago, Syrians worked to send weapons and fighters into Iraq to help Sunnis fighting a sectarian conflict; suddenly, it is the other way around. ...

A weapons dealer who operates in Anbar, who said he goes by the alias Ahmed al-Masri, said, “Five months ago I was told that the Syrian brothers are in need of weapons. I started to buy the weapons from the same guys that I previously sold to — the fighters of Anbar and Mosul. I used to bring them from Syria; now it’s the other way around.”

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:40 AM | |

Media Matters: Paranoid Gun Toting Mentally Unstable 1% Darlings of the Liberal Media

Bwwaaaahahahaa!

David Brock was smoking a cigarette on the roof of his Washington, D.C. office one day in the late fall of 2010 when his assistant and two bodyguards suddenly appeared and whisked him and his colleague Eric Burns down the stairs.

Brock, the head of the liberal nonprofit Media Matters for America, had told friends and co-workers that he feared he was in imminent danger from right-wing assassins and needed a security team to keep him safe.

The threat he faced while smoking on his roof? “Snipers,” a former co-worker recalled.

“He had more security than a Third World dictator,” one employee said, explaining that Brock’s bodyguards would rarely leave his side, even accompanying him to his home in an affluent Washington neighborhood each night where they “stood post” to protect him. “What movement leader has a detail?” asked someone who saw it.

Extensive interviews with a number of Brock’s current and former colleagues at Media Matters, as well as with leaders from across the spectrum of Democratic politics, reveal an organization roiled by its leader’s volatile and erratic behavior and struggles with mental illness, and an office where Brock’s executive assistant carried a handgun to public events in order to defend his boss from unseen threats

Right Wing Snipers? Really? OMFG?!?!?!

Quite a statement on the Reality Based Community, jack booted right wing extremists are a threat in their minds. Just like when the Media Matters troll brigades led by Oliver "The Doughnut" Willis used to come around here posting accusations that TJR were Fundies. The phantoms that haunt them are just another manifestation of mental illness called projection.

Founded by Brock in 2004 as a liberal counterweight to “conservative misinformation” in the press, Media Matters has in less than a decade become a powerful player in Democratic politics. The group operates in regular coordination with the highest levels of the Obama White House, as well as with members of Congress and progressive groups around the country. Brock, who collected over $250,000 in salary from Media Matters in 2010, has himself become a major fundraiser on the left. According to an internal memo obtained by TheDC, Media Matters intends to spend nearly $20 million in 2012 to influence news coverage.
Down with the 1%.......or something....

Update: A more serious take on this here at Hot Air.

Interestingly, just a few days ago someone else connected the White House to Media Matters, along with a warning that their relationship could cost Obama the next election.

Israeli Embassy Employees Targeted in India and Georgia

CNN:

Explosive devices have been found attached to cars of Israeli Embassy employees in New Delhi, India, and Tblisi, Georgia, a spokesman for the Israeli Foreign Ministry said Monday.

The spokesman said he did not have details about whether the device in New Delhi detonated or whether anyone was hurt. Footage from CNN sister network CNN IBN showed an exploded car identified as an Israeli vehicle and reported a diplomat had been wounded.

The explosive on the car in Tblisi was discovered "along with local authorities" and detonated in a controlled explosion with no injuries, the spokesman said.

WTF FTW

99% smacked down by 1%.

By DMartyr at 08:26 AM | |

Bomb Threat Closes Amsterdam Airport

ABC News:

Airport police evacuated two terminals at Amsterdam's busy Schiphol Airport on Monday after receiving a bomb threat, a spokesman for the force said.

Officers evacuated two departure halls as they investigated the threat, said airport police spokesman Martijn Beelen. He gave no further details of the threat.

Gang Of "Asian" Youths Hurl Slurs At Grieving Family In Cemetery

The Press via Gateway Pundit:

The mum and daughter had just been dropped off at the Pilgrim Crescent entrance while the woman’s husband went to park up.

It was at this point that a gang of Asian youths gathered and began taunting them.

They were called “white slags” and “white trash” as they laid flowers on a grave only yards away.

The woman, who asked not to be named, said her daughter was reduced to tears and added: “She was shaking. I had to hold her hand to keep her calm. I was frightened and thought we were about to be attacked. Thankfully they stayed by a wall near the cemetery gates.”

In the UK, "Asian" is the politically correct term commonly used to refer to "Muslim."

By DMartyr at 08:14 AM | |

Mad Libs

Here's what you need:

1. name of person at The Jawa Report
2. race/ethnicity/nationality/religious devotee
3. verb
4. adjective
5. interjection
6. noun
7. noun
8. famous place
9. race/ethnicity/nationality/religious devotee
10. activity
11. noun
12. interjection
13. adjective
14. number
15. verb

If it's listed more than once, it means use a different one.

Below the fold, fill in the blanks of Samuel L. Jackson's racist rant. Post in comments. Remember, extra points for originality.

"I voted for ___[1]___ because he was ___[2]___. 'Cuz that's why other folks ___[3]___ for other people — because they look like them ... That's ___[4]___ politics, pure and simple. ___[1]___'s message didn't mean ___[5]___ to me.

"When it comes down to it, they wouldn't have ___[3 -past tense]___ a ___[6]___. Because, what's a ___[6]___? A ___[6]___ is scary. ___[1]___ ain't scary at all. ___[6]___ don't have ___[7]___ at the ___[8]___. ___[6]___ don't let some ___[9]___ dude, while you in the middle of a ___[10]___, call [him] a ___[11]___. A ___[6]___ would have stopped the meeting right there and said, ‘Who the ___[12]___ said that?' I hope ___[1]___ gets ___[13]___ in the next ___[14]___ years, 'cuz he ain't gotta worry about getting ___[15 -past tense]___."

By DMartyr at 07:48 AM | |

February 12, 2012

The Empire Strikes Back

The hottest movie at the Berlin Film Festival - "Iron Sky"

I don't know about the rest of you, but I want to see this movie.

(H/T: Stone K.)

By DMartyr at 10:01 PM | |

Worthy Of Death?

Does a human being deserve to die for speaking (or more accurately, tweeting) these words:

“On your birthday, I will say that I have loved the rebel in you, that you’ve always been a source of inspiration to me, and that I do not like the halos of divinity around you. I shall not pray for you.

“On your birthday, I find you wherever I turn. I will say that I have loved aspects of you, hated others, and could not understand many more. I shall not bow to you. I shall not kiss your hand. Rather, I shall shake it as equals do, and smile at you as you smile at me. I shall speak to you as a friend, no more.”

Saudi Arabia seems to think so.

If the plight of this brave young man does not draw outrage from the mainstream media and the left, then the idea of freedom of expression is truly lost on them. If words - any words - warrant death, human rights cease to exist but for a select few.

Related:

Saudi Blasphemer Arrested in Moderate Malaysia
Faces Deportation and Death Penalty

Islamic Scholar Begs For Death Penalty For Blogger

By DMartyr at 11:33 AM | |

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Sunday War P0rn: More Isn't Always Better

Except when it comes ot war p0rn. Then more is always better.

More below the fold.

By DMartyr at 09:33 AM | |

February 11, 2012

Whitney Houston is Dead Charlie Brown

Or so ABC just broke in on the Charlie Brown Valentine Special.

Update: Wow, it appears they had a canned Obit handy. Shocking....

Update by Vinnie: What a waste of huge talent. I'll always try to remember her as she was here, before she fell into the abyss.


It's Done: Younes Abdullah Muhammad, Leader of Revolution Muslim, Pleads Guilty!!! (Re-bumped)

Update by Howie on 02/11: You know thinking about this. I just have to bump it one more time.

****Sticky****Scroll Down for Newer Posts****

This is the time at The Jawa Report when we dance!


Thanks to Anna Warren

Earlier we brought you a report that Jesse "Younes Abdullah Muhammad" Morton was planning to plead guilty and now our long time dream has come true: It's finished, Younes pleaded guilty just a few minutes ago!

Seriously, any long time reader knows that our very personal feud with Younes Abdullah Muhammed, Yousef al-Khattab, and the rest of the gang at Revolution Muslim goes way back. Waaaaay, back. And that this feud became very personal over the years, including Jawa themed video tributes to murdering hostages by the gang at Revolution Muslim dedicated to us. Howie should be even more happy as Joey "Yousef al-Khattab" Cohen's ire was generally directed toward me, Younes Abdullah Muhammad had a special disdain for Howie.

And remember the time we had Joey on our short-lived radio show? Ahhh, good times, good times.

We've been calling for their arrest for years, and noting the very real and personal connections the group has with terrorists. Some of these connections are listed below. For instance, the personal relationship that Younes had with Samir Khan, the now dead al Qaeda propagandist. Samir, Younes, and Yousef were personal friends, not just online buddies.

Or with Carlos Eduardo Almonte who is more famous for his "Kill All Juice" sign than for his terrorism conviction. Not widely known is that standing next to Almonte in the famous photo is Younes, who's face is just off camera but who's arm can be seen.

Pictured above is an image of Zachary Chesser in front of the White House. Chesser was convicted of trying to join the al Qaeda linked al Shabaab group in Somalia. And standing next to Chesser in the photo? That's right, Jesse "Younes Abdullah Muhammad" Morton.

He will not be missed.

DOJ Press Release
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ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Jesse Curtis Morton, aka Younus Abdullah Muhammed, 33, of New York City, pled guilty today to using his position as a leader of Revolution Muslim Organization’s internet sites to conspire to solicit murder, make threatening communications and use the internet to place others in fear.

Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; James W. McJunkin, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office; and Raymond W. Kelly, New York City Police Commissioner, made the announcement after the plea was accepted by United States District Judge Liam O’Grady.

Morton faces a maximum penalty five years in prison for each of the three charges when he is sentenced on May 18, 2012.

“Jesse Morton operated Revolution Muslim to radicalize those who saw and heard his materials online and to incite them to engage in violence against those they believed to be enemies of Islam,” said U.S. Attorney MacBride. “We may never know all of those who were inspired to engage in terrorism because of Revolution Muslim, but the string of recent terrorism cases with ties to Morton’s organization demonstrates the threat it posed to our national security. We’re grateful to the FBI, NYPD and their law enforcement partners throughout the world who made today’s conviction possible.”

“Individuals such as Morton who encourage violence and create fear over the internet are a danger to our society and to the freedoms we enjoy as citizens,” said Assistant Director in Charge McJunkin. “Today’s plea, and other recent cases of those associated with Morton’s organization, demonstrate the widespread nature of this danger. Together with our partner law enforcement agencies, and with the assistance of the community, the FBI will continue to pursue those who promulgate violent extremism and promote the radicalization of others."

“Fortunately , NYPD Intelligence Division detectives were in a position to learn exactly how Morton used the internet to conspire to solicit murder, and how he encouraged others to solicit the murder of an artist whose material he deemed offensive,” said Police Commissioner Kelly. “This important plea resulted because the NYPD’s monitoring of Morton’s activities, combined with the investigative and prosecutorial expertise of the FBI and the U.S. Attorney for Eastern District of Virginia, made for a strong case, in addition to a strong partnership.”

According to a statement of facts filed with his plea agreement, Morton founded Revolution Muslim in December 2007 and created various online forums that contained postings and information supportive of violent extremism. Morton and his associates used the organization’s websites to encourage Muslims to engage in violence against those they believed to be enemies of Islam and to support Osama bin Laden, Anwar Al-Awlaki, al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and others espousing violence. They posted messages in support of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, the November 2009 killings at Ft. Hood and attacks and future threats against Jewish organizations, among others.

Through his online forums, Morton conspired with Zachary Chesser, of Fairfax County, Va., and others to solicit the murder of an artist tied to the “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day” movement in May 2010, including posting online a magazine that included the artist in a hit list for violent extremists to take out and a message from Anwar Al-Awlaki that explicitly called for the artist’s assassination. In justifying these actions, Morton posted online a speech of his asserting that “Islam’s position is that those that insult the Prophet may be killed” and exhorting his listeners to fight the “disbelievers near you.”

In addition, Morton admitted through his statement of facts that he aided Chesser in taking repeated steps in April 2010 to encourage violent extremists to attack the writers of South Park for an episode that featured Muhammad in a bear suit, including highlighting their residence and urging online readers to “pay them a visit.” Among the steps they took were posting on multiple occasions speeches by Anwar Al-Awlaki, which explained the Islamic justification for killing those who insult or defame Muhammad. Morton worked with Chesser to draft a message for the website regarding the South Park threats, including a quote from Osama bin Laden that “If there is no check in the freedom of your words, then let your hearts be open to the freedom of our actions.” Morton and Chesser posted the final version of this statement on various extremist online forums, and Chesser told Morton that he expected the statement would “scare the kuffar.” Kuffar is an Arabic term, referring to an unbeliever, or disbeliever, in Islam.

Chesser was arrested on July 21, 2010, charged with providing material support to Al-Shabaab and later also pled guilty to communicating threats and soliciting violent extremists to desensitize law enforcement. Four days after Chesser’s arrest, Morton fled to Morocco, where he resided until his arrest on U.S. charges on May 26, 2011.

In his statement of facts, Morton admitted that the Revolution Muslim websites contained the writings of and/or contributed to the radicalization of individuals who were inclined to engage in violence, including the following:

Samir Khan, previously of Charlotte, N.C., before moving to Yemen in 2009, was authorized by Morton to post materials on Revolution Muslim, and Morton provided Khan with two articles for the first two online editions of Jihad Recollections, an online magazine dedicated to violent extremism. In July 2010, Morton posted the first edition of Inspire magazine, an English-language magazine supporting al-Qaeda that Morton believed to be the product of Khan. The magazine included an eight-page article titled “Make a bomb in the kitchen of Your Mom,” with detailed instructions regarding the construction of an explosive device.

Bilal Zaheer Ahmad, of the United Kingdom, was provided the password to Revolution Muslim by Morton and given permission to post messages. In November 2010, Ahmad praised Roshonara Choundhry for attempting to kill a British member of Parliament over his support for the Iraq war and posted a list of 383 members of Parliament who had voted for the Iraq war, along with suggestions on how to get in to see them and a link to a store selling a weapon similar to that used in Choundhry’s attack. Ahmad told Morton that the purpose of the post was to “make those MPs fearful.”

Abdel Hameed Shehedah, a former resident of Staten Island, N.Y., who was charged in October 2010 of making false statements involving his alleged attempt to travel to Pakistan to join a fighting group such as the Taliban. The statement of facts states that Shehedah attended Revolution Muslim meetings, made his website, civiljihad.com, a feeder site for Revolution Muslim and eventually arranged for all visitors to his website be routed automatically to Revolution Muslim.com.

Rezwan Ferdaus, of Ashland, Mass., was charged in September 2011 with plotting to attack the Pentagon and U.S. Capitol using large remote controlled aircraft filled with C-4 plastic explosives. The statement of facts states that in February 2010, Ferdaus emailed Morton asking for counsel regarding his duties as a Muslim and whether martyrdom operations were proper practice. Morton replied that martyrdom operations must be judged by intention but can have “enormous benfits (sic) in a war of attrition.”

Colleen R. LaRose, aka “Jihad Jane,” of Montgomery County, Pa., was charged in March 2010 with a variety of terrorism-related offenses, including plotting to kill Lars Vilks, a Swedish cartoonist who has been the subject of several murder threats based on his artwork depicting Muhammad. According to the statement of facts, Morton notified Sheikh Abdullah Faisal, a Muslim cleric convicted in the United Kingdom of soliciting murder, that LaRose was a subscriber to Revolution Muslim YouTube accounts.

Antonio Benjamin Martinez, of Baltimore, Md., was arrested and charged with plotting to bomb a military recruiting station in December 2010. The statement of facts states that one month prior to his arrest, Martinez viewed a video of Osama bin Laden and multiple terror training camp video clips on the Revolution Muslim website.

Jose Pimental, of New York City, was arrested and charged in November 2011 in connection with a plot to build and use a bomb to assassinate members of the U.S. military returning from active duty in Afghanistan. According to the statement of facts, Pimental contacted Morton saying that he was a big fan of Revolution Muslim, and that Morton recommended that Pimentel stay away from an individual because “there is high probability that he is working for the FBI.”

Mohamed Hamoud Alessa and Carlos Eduardo Almonte, both of New Jersey, were arrested in June 2010 on their way to Somalia to join a terrorist organization to kill individuals whose beliefs and practices did not accord with their ideology. The statement of facts states that both Alessa and Almonte were associates of Morton’s within the Revolution Muslim organization, and Morton was interviewed by investigators from the New York City Police Department on the day of their arrest.

This investigation is being conducted by the FBI’s Washington Field Office and the New York Police Department’s Intelligence Division. Assistant United States Attorneys Gordon D. Kromberg and Karen L. Dunn of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia and Trial Attorney John T. Gibbs of the Counterterrorism Section in the National Security Division are prosecuting the case on behalf of the United States.

For more on Jesse Morton see our extensive Younes Abdullah Muhammad archives, our Yousef al-Khattab archives, our Zachary Chesser archives, and our Revolution Muslim archives.

Oh, and here's a little video tribute we did way back when showing Younes and Yousef "working out". Needless to say, hilarity ensues.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 04:44 PM | |

Remember February 11, 1979?

Yah, I'm back but don't expect a lot from me unless Rsluty gives me a raise!

Back to the reason for my headline:








video platform
video management
video solutions
video player

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Caption contest?

By Stable Hand at 10:37 AM | |

Prayers for Stable Hand **Sticky**

02/03/2012 Update by SH:: Thanks so much for your prayers and well wishes.

Gork, thank you for your daily "wishes".

In due time I will be back much to the detriment of my "enemies" and to them I say: (below the fold cuz of a F word).

02/11/2012 Update by SH: I'm back bitches! Posting will be light cuz I have a lot of catching up to do.

A big Thanks to all for your well wishes and prayers.

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12/20/2011 Update by SH: Thank you all very much for your continued prayers. I will be back.

Merry Christmas and Chag Chanuka Sameach to all.

Oh, and Xariif, I have a special holiday message to you and your followers. It's below the fold:

01/06/2012 Update by SH: Happy New Year everyone and again thanks for your prayers and well wishes.

Yes, Xariif, I will be back.

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I can wipe up the floor with you and your kind Xariff.

Again, thank you everyone for your prayers and well wishes, they mean a lot and have "done a lot". You have given me strength with your prayers and well wishes to the detriment of Xariiif and other assho*les. Stupid sh*ts don't realize I also gain strength from their bs!

BTW, I would "really" like really awesome dudes in their best and stuff. I know some of you posted stuff, but really I need "stuff" like biceps and stuff ... not naked but "awesome bods"!! I especially like IDF soldiers. Not that I don't like our (US) military soldiers cuz I do but I like IDF, their eyes put me in a trance and stuff.

Again, thank you all .... I am humbled and hope to be back again with really snarky sh*t and stuff.

Oh and Xariif...fuck you!

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

February 10, 2012

Father of the Week?

Maybe not Father of the Year, but he could run for that title as well. I wasn't going to bother posting this because it's already viral and you've probably seen it. However, the usual chickens have started clucking about how horribly horrible a person this guy is. Of course, it's assumed that they peck on our side of the wire, but I've never been all that convinced of that.

I don't stroll through their coops too often, so I'm not sure, but I'm going to guess that they neither have kids nor own a firearm. With that said, judging by the response I've seen on Facebook, this guy could hang out with Ferris Bueller.

Because he's a righteous dude.

By Vinnie, Channeling My Inner Breitbart at 10:42 PM | |

Pookie's Toons 2-10-2012

Huzzah! The weekend is here and, as an added bonus, I don't have to look at work until the 21st!

By Vinnie, Channeling My Inner Breitbart at 08:10 PM | |

Fun Bags as Air Bags

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Sheyla Hershey

(Houston, Texas) A 32-year-old Brazilian-born model and record holder for the world's largest breast implants, Sheyla Hershey, faces a drunk driving charge stemming from an incident after a Super Bowl party where she lost control of her car and crashed into a tree.

Reportedly, Hershey's 38KKK breasts functioned as an airbag and she was able to walk away from the accident. Hershey was booked and released on bail. A court appearance is scheduled for next month.

By Mr. E. Blogger at 06:18 PM | |

Foiled NY Bomber's Father Sentenced

When the FBI came looking for Najibullah Zazi at his Colorado home on a tip that he was about to carry out a suicide bombing in New York City, what did the elder Zazi do? He called his son and warned him the FBI were looking for him. And for that and other acts meant to foil the FBI's investigation Zazi senior has been sentenced to 4.5 years:

The father of the convicted would-be suicide bomber who planned to detonate explosives in New York City subways was sentenced Friday to four and half years in prison on charges that he obstructed a terrorism investigation and intentionally misled authorities.

A federal judge handed Mohammed Wali Zazi, the father of Najibullah Zazi, four years for obstruction of justice and six months on charges of visa fraud, prosecutors said.

He had faced the prospect of up to 40 years behind bars.
The elder Zazi was found guilty in July of destroying bomb-making materials and conspiring to obstruct the federal investigation into his son's and co-conspirators' planned attack on the city's subway system.

On the bright side, both Zazis can watch each other's back in the prison showers!

Hat tip:@Intelwire

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 05:51 PM | |

That's no moon, it's a socialist space station!

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Thanks to Kalifornia Kafir

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 05:34 PM | |

Mr. America by Powdered Zombies

I think I know that dude, heh.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 05:28 PM | |

Kim Jong-Un-Dead

Too good to check. Chinese Twitter abuzz with rumors of Kim Jon-Un's assassination.


Pork: The Other White Milkshake

Just the other day, I was eating a BLT and I thought to myself, "This would be really good with some whipped cream and vanilla ice cream."

Lo and behold, Jack in the Box read my mind.

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Who among you can resist a bacon flavored milkshake?

By DMartyr at 12:00 PM | |

Life in Prison for Muslim Who Murdered Two US Airmen in Germany

WAPO:

FRANKFURT, Germany — An Islamic extremist who killed two U.S. airmen bound for Afghanistan at Frankfurt airport last year and injured two others was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison on Friday.

The state court in Frankfurt convicted 22-year-old Arid Uka of two counts of murder. It also found him guilty of three counts of attempted murder and serious bodily harm for wounding two other servicemen and taking aim at a third before his 9 mm pistol jammed.

Uka, an ethnic Albanian from Kosovo, killed Senior Airman Nicholas J. Alden, 25, from South Carolina, and Airman 1st Class Zachary R. Cuddeback, 21, from Virginia in the March 2 attack on the Afghanistan-bound servicemen as they were boarding a bus at the airport.

Judge Thomas Sagebiel ruled that Uka bears “particularly severe guilt,” citing the nature of his ambush on the soldiers, the fact he shot unarmed people from behind and the severity of the injuries he inflicted.

That means he won’t immediately be eligible for parole after 15 years as is usual in Germany.

Lets not forget that a large motivating factor for Arid Uka was his interactions with Jihadis on the internet. Oh and Brian De-Palma's fold Redacted.
Prosecutors said Uka was an example of a lone-wolf extremist who became radicalized on his own by reading and watching jihadist propaganda on the Internet. During the trial, they introduced as evidence dozens of files containing songs and written material pulled from his cell phone, music player and computer.

Uka, who worked as a temporary mail sorter at the airport, testified that he wanted to stop U.S. service personnel from going to Afghanistan after viewing 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.

Halftime In America

The original cut:

(Hat Tip: IHateTheMedia)

Rush Limbaugh's parody is here.

By DMartyr at 10:21 AM | |

Sandcrawler PSA: Life Sucks

Then you die.

Hat Tip: Thor!

Taliban Tea Party

I was going to save this for Sunday, but it's just too good to wait. I've posted a shorter version before, but this version has the perfect build-up and a very satisfying climax.

Enjoy.

By DMartyr at 09:50 AM | |

Uzbek Muslim in Alabama Charged With Material Support for Terrorist Organization

if you remember Ulugbek Kodirov he was arrested last year after buying an assault rifle from an undercover officer. The purpose of the rifle was it was to be used to Murder President Obama.

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- An Uzbekistan native, already charged with threatening the life of President Barack Obama and illegally possessing weapons, including a fully automatic weapon and a grenade, this afternoon was charged with providing material support for terrorism.

It is the first time federal prosecutors in Alabama have charged someone under that terrorist statute, according to court records.

Ulugbek Kodirov, 22, will be arraigned on the new charge in a hearing at 1 p.m. Friday before U.S. Magistrate John Ott. At 1:30 p.m. Friday he had already been scheduled to plead guilty to the previous charges.

...An affidavit filed with a search warrant for Kodirov's apartment in federal court stated that the FBI had been informed of Kodirov's plans through two confidential reliable sources. One source, according to the affidavit, described Kodirov as a strict Muslim who has previously expressed support for Islamic extremists and who views Jihadist websites.

Be Afraid

Big Sis is watching:

The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) recently obtained close to 300 pages of documents, as a result of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, detailing the federal agency’s “intelligence gathering” practices on the web.

Among the documents were guidelines from DHS instructing outside contractors to monitor the web for media reports and comments that “reflect adversely” on the agency or the federal government.
Nothing to see here, folks, move along now.

By Bluto01:29 AM | |

Anonymous Is Behind On Their Bible Study

They really should read it.

I'm sure the nation that has endured enslavement under the Pharaohs, wandering in the desert for 40 years, thousands of years of persecution under various empires, and ultimately the Holocaust is really worried about a few somewhat computer literate morons.

I have one word for you, (not so) Anonymous. It's "Mossad."

Thanks to Brian of London

By Vinnie, Channeling My Inner Breitbart at 01:09 AM | |

February 09, 2012

George Lucas, We're Not Stupid

No matter what you say, no matter how badly you screw up your own movies, those of who were there in the theater during that glorious year of 1977 know that HAN F*CKING SHOT FIRST!

By Vinnie, Channeling My Inner Breitbart at 06:47 PM | |

Pookie's Toons 2-9-2012

Here.

Now back to dancing on the grave containing Eunice's anal virginity.

By Vinnie, Channeling My Inner Breitbart at 06:42 PM | |

Muslim Brotherhood Thugs Stop Filming of Popular Egyptian TV Show

70snosharia.JPGBecause, you know, the show is set in the 70's and back then Egyptian women dressed like total sluts

Islamist students halted the filming of an Egyptian television series at Cairo's Ain Shams University protesting against the "indecent" clothing of the actresses, the production company said Thursday.
Misr International films had obtained permission from the university's management to film on site, the head of the company, Gaby Khoury, told AFP.

But "when the shooting started, the director of the engineering faculty, Sherif Hammad, came to tell us that some students and teachers were against it, because of the clothing worn by the actresses," he said.

The series, adapted from the novel "Dhat" by Egyptian author Sonallah Ibrahim, takes place in the 1970s, "when women wore short clothing."

Hammad "insisted that the filming should stop and that we would be reimbursed ... explaining that he was not able to guarantee the protection of the materials or the artists," Khoury added.

In a statement on Wednesday evening, the production company said "the student members of the Muslim Brotherhood at Ain Shams University had prevented the film crew from the 'Dhat' TV series from shooting the scenes set at the university."

The students had objected to the "indecent" clothing, it said, and "categorically refused" to let the filming continue unless the costumes were changed.


Facebook De-Friending Murders

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Billie Jean Hayworth - Billy Payne

(Johnson County, Tennessee) This story is sad and depressing. A local couple, 36-year-old Billy Payne and 23-year-old Billie Jean Hayworth, were each fatally shot in the head for de-friending a woman, Jenelle Potter, on Facebook.

Astonishingly, Hayworth was shot while holding her baby who fortunately was found unharmed.

Because of the de-friending, Jenelle Potter's father, Marvin Potter,Jr., 60, became angry and conspired with a friend, Jamie Curd, 38, to shoot Payne and Hayworth. Potter, Jr. and Curd have been charged with first-degree murder.

I suspect there is no listing of possible motives for murder which includes de-friending someone on Facebook. It's senseless.

By Mr. E. Blogger at 03:04 PM | |

Female Pilot Who Challenged Hijab Mandates in Saudi Arabia Running for Congress

And guess who she wants to replace? Gabby Giffords.

When I first got the email saying she was running for Congress, I did a quick check of the archives and found that we had, in fact, reported on her before:

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

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

Check out this 60 Minutes interview with her.

The woman has ... how you say? .... huevos.

I don't live in Tuscon, but if I did, I'd support her. Here's her website where you can donate to her campaign.

Thanks to Robert.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 02:44 PM | |

Great News: Zawahiri Claims al Shabaab Now al Qaeda

The leader of al Qaeda has announced in a new video that the al Shabaab militia in Somalia is now officially part of the al Qaeda big tent.

I'm not sure this really changes anything. Al Shabaab had already been "connected" to al Qaeda for years, they are on the list of proscribed foreign terrorist organizations, and we have used drone strikes to take out Shabaab figures in the past.

At the very least this will shut people up who make the case that since al Shabaab isn't al Qaeda then they aren't the enemy. As if al Qaeda was the only jihadi terror group of concern to us.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 01:23 PM | |

The 2012 Anonymous Primer – What Anonymous is and What Anonymous is not
Guest Post by Natter

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This is not a time line, biography, or history lesson, nor is it in any way complete. There are numerous articles and opinion pieces of varying accuracy and bias available on the web that already attempt to do those things.

We'll begin with what Anonymous is not.

Anonymous is not legion (digital bots don't count), omnipotent, monolithic, or all that particularly skilled at what it does (there are some individuals who are very skilled in differing fields to be mentioned later in this primer). Anonymous is not anonymous, nobody ever is on the Internet. Anonymous does forget, they forgot all about attacking the Zeta's drug gang very quickly. The Zeta's do not expect them.

Anonymous is not just some pimple-faced kid sitting in his parents basement smoking weed, eating Cheetos, and gulping down energy drinks, (though that does pretty thoroughly account for the bulk of the Johnnie-Come-Lately teenage fanboy's after the summers of 2009-2011). Anonymous is not just some fat comic book store employee on a trailer court Dell with a hard drive stuffed with furry tentacle sex Anime and kiddie porn, (though it does seem to have way more then the normal percentage of such individuals). Anonymous is not just the Ron Paul, Alex Jones, Troofer crowd, (though more then a few of those types do infest the lower ranks). Those individuals are the cannon fodder.


Anonymous is not what it was in 2008, although many of the most influential members and faction leaders remain.

Anonymous is not a freedom or democracy advocacy group, nor is Anonymous the slightest bit interested in promoting free speech, that doesn't agree with its own nebulous, ill-stated, and often contradictory goals and talking point propaganda. Quite the opposite, Anonymous seeks to silence dissent both within and without the group and has demonstrated no qualms about openly using the digital online equivalent of terrorist tactics and lynch mobs to achieve this silence.

Anonymous is not leaderless. In fact, like almost all such organizations, its ridiculously easy to identify those leaders and the related organizational rank structure. By way of example; The pimple-faced weed smoking teen from the basement is not giving orders to AnonymouSabu, (only known unindicted survivor and unquestioned leader of the LulzSec faction), without receiving the verbal-digital equivalent of a Puerto Rican beat down. Nor is fat comic book store guy with the overstuffed Dell giving orders to dedicated long term Leftist and Anarchist professional organizers and agitators such as Gabriella Coleman, Barry Friedman or Neil Rauhauser. The wolf is rarely perturbed by fleas.

No, Barrett Brown is not a leader, or a spokesman for Anonymous. He's the Fredo of the Anonfather movie. (After all, he called Rusty a fascist, when we all know Rusty's an Imperial stooge.)

Anonymous is not at all responsible for starting the Arab Spring (nor was Wikileaks). It can demonstrated beyond any shadow of a doubt and in any number of ways that the Muslim Brotherhood had more to do with creating, influencing, and profiting from the Arab Spring uprisings then all other causes, except one. Hunger.

In fairness it can be pointed out that certain factions of Anonymous did help to facilitate and maintain free Internet contact with various Arab Spring nations as their former governments knee-jerked into full repression mode during those various uprisings. It remains to be seen just how beneficial that Internet access was to those nations or their people, who are still faced with famine condition food shortages and repressive governments now under new management, long after Anonymous collectively has forgotten about them.

Anonymous is not all that particularly original either. The fake “leaderless” method of organization is rather old as guerrilla groups and movements go, and was last most prominently used by the North American neo-Nazi and militia movements of the 1980's. The individual cells concept is also quite old as a guerrilla strategy, even older then the very concept of organized warfare itself in fact, and it remains a standard operating procedure for Communist and Islamic terrorist groups, including al Qaeda. Modern online gamers also tend to group into individual cells, clans, and communities and more then a few Anonymous members are or have been on line gamers.

Which brings us back to Anonymous and what Anonymous once was and has since become.

Anonymous is currently, at best 10,000 to 20,000 vocally supporting individuals online world wide at any one time and depending largely on what time it is in the Western worlds school year. The vast majority of that membership is located within the US/Canada and Europe, with some large South American contingents. That vast majority is also little more then virtual cannon fodder in an online guerrilla war with very real consequences (long prison sentences and heavy fines in Western nations, torture and death for dissidents elsewhere).

Anonymous is also some 100 to 250 individuals of differing status, faction leadership, and skill level, many of whose faction members share membership among some or several faction leaders at any one time. Those upper level leaders are almost exclusively Western or Western based. While many of those leaders have openly denied membership in Anonymous, others have openly admitted to at least verbal support.

The part about Anonymous being born on the 4Chan website sub board /b/ in 2003 is true, but only to a certain extent, as many of the current upper level members can also be found in comments and posts/diaries on Daily Kos and other like politically like minded blogs going back to the same era. The part about confronting Scientology is also true, although most, but not all, of the Chanology era members have long since drifted away, disenchanted with the cult like atmosphere that has infested present day Anonymous.

There are also a handful of skilled professional “black-hat hackers” within that upper level of Anonymous. Some are coders and vulnerability/exploit hunters, defacement artists, credit-card account thieves, and/or stolen information dump specialists. Some of whom are very good at what they do and some whom are known to be employed by some of the largest ISP's and information security companies in the world (think Comcast and McAfee size). At least one worked as the network admin of a frighteningly popular porn website, where he had access to the real names, passwords, and credit card account details of every single paying customer, including law enforcement and military customers.

The remainder of Anonymous leadership are the propaganda specialists, drawn from various educational and journalistic fields. Some of whom already have book deals and some of whom work for very large mainstream media outlets (think Guardian, CBS, RussiaToday, Wired sized).

Yes, Anonymous is connected to Wikileaks, at the hip, shoulders, and ankles. While Julian Assange has not been proven to direct or give orders to Anonymous, he clearly seems to use the power of suggestion to influence Wikileaks staffers (there aren't many of those) who are also upper or leadership level Anonymous members (there are even fewer of those).

Yes, Anonymous is connected to Occupy Wall Street. By an umbilical cord. OWS began under the Anonymous name OpESR (Operation Empire State Revenge/Revolution). Canadian anarchist publisher Adbusters joined shortly thereafter. Anonymous and Adbusters were in the park weeks before the Day of Rage protests (which were also the single largest one day turn out for the Occupy Movement). The unions and other professional Left groups joined OWS during and after Day of Rage, bringing money, organization, numbers, political connections, a quickly disenchanted and abused Nancy Pelosi with the DNC, and as per usual, a take over by purge attempt. The Red Block always attempts to eat the Black Block after they mate. It is not always successful in this attempt.

Yes, Anonymous does have connections to certain Middle Eastern Islamist hacking groups, most of those Middle Eastern and Islamist groups are individual factions in and among themselves, forming temporary and uncertain alliances of convenience with Anonymous against mutual targets. At least some of those Islamist hacking groups are sponsored or run by their respective governments. Certain leadership members of Anonymous have also demonstrated direct and open communication with the social media accounts of known terrorist groups.

Yes, US law enforcement does know who the vast majority of those Anonymous leadership members are, and where they are located. In some cases, some of those Anonymous leaders may already be working as informants for various agencies (statistically most hackers do cooperate once caught), in others, particularly among the larger propaganda class, there is no evidence shown thus far that those individuals violated any laws. Yet...

As an aside, of the fourteen people indicted by Grand Jury for the first Paypal attacks, only two can be called leadership or upper level, the remainder are cannon fodder types, told to download a certain tool and fire it at Paypal. Given that the technical data log evidence appears to be open, shut, and airtight, their lawyers likely have made a terrible tactical error in pleading “not guilty.”

The San Jose Paypal 14 Grand Jury is rumored to be only the first of several Grand Juries and at least one RICO investigation impending for Anonymous. Some of which is very likely (or already has), to spill over into the various Wikileaks investigations, and some of which very likely involves certain paid DNC contractors. There strongly appears to be at least one, possibly several child porn indictments pending as well both in Europe and in the US.

Considering the current state of Justice department leadership, it's probably for the best if both law enforcement and judgment moves very slowly and (a lot more) carefully on all of these related cases and investigations.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 12:12 PM | |

Saudi Blasphemer Arrested in Moderate Malaysia
Faces Deportation and Death Penalty

A Saudi man accused of blaspheming the so-called "prophet" Muhammad on Twitter has been arrested in Malaysia. If extradited, he could face the death penalty in his native country.

Malaysian authorities arrested a Saudi newspaper writer wanted by the Gulf kingdom for offending Islam and Prophet Mohammed (Peace Be Upon Him) and local reports said he could face death.

Hamza Kashgari was seized as he arrived in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday following his escape from Saudi Arabia on news that King Abdullah has ordered him arrested and prosecuted for religious insults in his articles on Twitter.

Criticizing religious figures is a fundamental human right. Which is why legally enforced sharia, even in it's so-called "moderate" forms, is inherently antithetical to freedom and liberty.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:42 AM | |

Superdrone Wins Again

Telegraph:

A senior militant, believed to be the head of al-Qaeda in Pakistan, was killed in a US drone strike early on Thursday morning, according to security officials.

Badar Mansoor had been a link man between militant groups, running a training camp and sending volunteers to fight across the border in Afghanistan.

Intelligence officials said two missiles were fired at a house in Miranshah, the main town of North Waziristan, killing as many as five militants.

Identifying figures killed in drone strikes is notoriously difficult and can take several weeks. However, a senior Pakistani official told the AFP news agency that Mansoor was among the dead.

"He died in the missile attacks overnight in Miranshah. His death is a major blow to al-Qaeda's abilities to strike in Pakistan," he said.

Abstinence Is Free

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Barbara Boxer is defending Obamacare's birth control mandate. She claims it costs an average person $600 a year for contraceptives.

I did a little online shopping (I don't usually buy condoms in bulk) and found 1000 condoms for as little as $112.22! You might be able to get an even better deal from a condom warehouse like CondomDepot or DiscountCondomKing, which offers free, discreet shipping.

Do the math. 1000 condoms divided by 365 days - that's 2.7 condoms per day. (That's also under 31¢ per day - cheaper than a cup of coffee!)

Seriously, who needs more than that? Birth control, at a fraction of the cost.

Update: Watcher in comments mentions birth control pills. Walmart's $4 Prescription Program offers generic birth control pills. That's just $48 per year. But that might cost you a pizza night.

By DMartyr at 10:30 AM | |

Hope You Had Fun At The Superbowl!

Hundreds of thousands of people at the Super Bowl Village in Indianapolis could have been exposed to the measles.

The Indiana State Department of Health confirms that a person infected with the highly contagious disease went to the Super Bowl Village in downtown Indianapolis on Feb. 3, but did not say what time the person was there. (Source)

Personally, I'd be more concerned if an #Occupy crowd showed up. You never know what they have.

By DMartyr at 10:10 AM | |

February 08, 2012

Douglas Murray On Israel & A Nuclear Iran

A speech you do not want to miss! Douglas Murray speaking at Cambridge Union. This event took place last year, but it is as applicable today, especially with Iran racing to create a nuclear bomb.

Hat Tip: IQ al Rassooli

By DMartyr at 10:34 PM | |

Pookie's Toons 2-8-2012

Happy Midweek Day!

I used to call it Hump Day, but that wouldn't be polite considering Rusty's condition. No worries, them Cialis folks will have him back to his normal once a month self any day now.

By Vinnie, Channeling My Inner Breitbart at 07:12 PM | |

Eunice Abdullah Pleads Guilty

It couldn't happen to a nicer keyboard koranimal.

Jesse Morton, a convert to Islam also known as Younus Abdullah Mohammad, plans to appear in federal court in Alexandria, Va., on Thursday, his lawyer told Politico. He will plead guilty to conspiracy, communicating threats, and internet stalking, Politico reported. Each felony carries a sentence of up to five years in prison.
Hey Eunice, heed Lawrence's advice...

Eunice archive.

Update by Howie!

Its almost kind of sad that all the really fun Jihadis are, you know, deflowered.

By Vinnie, Channeling My Inner Breitbart at 06:50 PM | |

News? Brit Terrorists on Welfare

I think we've known about this since ... um ... forever. The fact that many Islamist radicals on the path to violence tend to work in such high powered jobs as C.E.O of Sitting on Your Ass and V.P. of Food Stampology.

Why work at terror when European socialists are happy to support you as you train for the next jihad?

An al Qaeda-inspired extremist called on British Muslims to claim benefits to raise funds for a terrorist training camp, a court has heard....

Discussing terrorist fundraising, he said that Muslims in Britain could earn in a day what people in Kashmir, a disputed region divided between Pakistan and India, are paid in a month.

He went on: "On jobseeker's allowance we can earn that, never mind working for that."

No wonder these guys can't carry out a successful attack, they're lazy.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 03:54 PM | |

Is the BBC Stupid or Just Evil?

I'm going with the latter:

The BBC has told its journalists not to call Abu Qatada, the al-Qaeda preacher, an “extremist”.

In order to avoid making a “value judgment”, the corporation’s managers have ruled that he can only be described as “radical”.

Journalists were also cautioned against using images suggesting the preacher is overweight.

I love that last part, because the only thing worse than making a value judgement that supporting al Qaeda might be "radical" would be to call such a supporter a "fat ass"!

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 03:17 PM | |

Violent Islamist Plots Down in US

An annual study of Muslim-American terrorist related plots shows the phenomenon of Islamist homegrown terror is down. The study is here.

I pulled this chart so you can see what's going on. I especially like how Kurzman differentiates between plots carried out and those disrupted. In the end, the number of plots doesn't matter quite as much as the number which actually were carried out. I'd much rather have 5,000 thwarted plots than one repeat of 9/11.

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If you read the study you'll see the names of the 20 Americans involved in the plots. I'll just note that of the 20, I knew 3 of them. The 20 above were those directly involved in plots to kill people.

Below is a chart showing those linked to terrorism in other ways. Again, there were fewer terror supporters arrested in 2010 than in 2009.

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So, the trend is in the right direction and that's good news.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 03:11 PM | |

Woolly Mammoth Spotted In Siberia

Isn't it so annoying how you can't turn auto-focus off when you want to, but somehow it never seems to work when you are filming one of the greatest discoveries of the century, like Big Foot, UFOs, or woolly mammoths?

The story here.

By DMartyr at 12:18 PM | |

Islamic Chivalry Really is Dead For al-Qaeda

Those cowardly pussies at al-Qaeda are calling for Muslimas to commit suicide bombings. Because so far most all their male recruits in the UK have been total retards deluxe.

Digital Journal:

London - British MPs have warned that Al Qaeda is using extremist websites to recruit women to carry out suicide bombings in the U.K. According to the Commons home affairs committee, the terrorist organization is "specifically targeting women for violent acts."

The report of the Commons home affairs committee comes after four Muslims extremists confessed to a conspiracy to bomb the London Stock Exchange. The report said Al Qaeda is using extremist websites to radicalize women for attacks in Britain. The Sun reports women have already been used in deadly suicide bombings in the Middle East and more Palestinian women are volunteering for suicide bombing missions in Israel.

Haram! Just because you cannot find both the mental acuity to push a button and that wants to blow himself up is no reason to go around asking women to do your dirty work for you.

February 07, 2012

Woman Sues NY City For $900 Trillion

You read that correctly, $900,000,000,000,000. Isn't that almost our national debt under Obama?

A New York woman whose two boys were removed from her custody by child welfare officials has filed a federal lawsuit accusing city officials of violating her civil rights (as well of those of her offspring).

To make things right, Fausat Ogunbayo, 46, would like $900 trillion, according to her lawsuit, which was filed last week in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn. (Source)

By DMartyr at 10:48 PM | |

Howie's BUSTED!

Now, where to spend my $1000...

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In a bid to capture the armed robber who last month stole a $250 sex doll from an Iowa City adult store, police today released a surveillance photo showing the suspect making off with the item.

Seen above, the image shows the ski mask-clad man carrying the sex doll inside the Romantix Pleasure Palace shop at around 3 AM on January 12.

Before releasing the store surveillance photo, cops pixelated it to obscure explicit images on the box of the “F--k Me Silly #1” model “mega masturbator.”

I can't quote the rest of the story without heavily censoring it.

By DMartyr at 10:26 PM | |

Out: Tebowing

In: Bradying.

BTW, this was my favorite Super Bowl The Big Game commercial from Sunday. Because I am notorious for my love of cats.

By Vinnie, Channeling My Inner Breitbart at 07:17 PM | |

Pookie's Toons 2-7-2012

Get your fix.

By Vinnie, Channeling My Inner Breitbart at 07:06 PM | |

Better Than Nazi Zombies? Osama bin Laden Zombie Apocolypse

Greatest movie idea evah?

I honestly have to see this.

If you think about the whole premise of a zombie movie, it's that you get to kill the bad guy without any moral dilemma. It's gratuitous violence without any angst over whether there's a smidgen of good buried somewhere, deep inside the zombie.

It's the same thing with Nazis. Nazis, I hate those guys. Nazis have no redeeming value and can be killed indiscriminately without a twinge of regret.

It's why, contrary to popular opinion, Return of the Jedi was such a let down. Here you have the most evil villain in all of sci-fi history, Darth Vader, who is redeemed through ..... a single act of good.

You see, there really was some good in him. Kill the Emperor and that wipes out a lifetime of destroying six year old Jedis. Not to mention destroying entire planets just to prove a point.

Lame.

A few years ago there was a Norwegian film (or Swedish?) about a group of college age buddies who go hang out at a cabin in the winter only to find out that (surprise!) the area had bad mojo due to the fact that it was haunted by Zombie Nazis (what was that called? I watched it on Netflilx. UPDATE thanks to Nanabozoh: Dead Snow)

Zombie Nazis, the perfect storm of bad guys that can be beheaded, exploded, crushed, or killed in any number of fun but deadly ways.

I thought the Zombie Nazi motif was the absolute ultimate of movie villaindom. I kept waiting for Hollywood to redo the Nazi Zombie movie. The idea can't be beat, so the only thing left to do is to remake it in English and with higher production value.

Until now.

In one stroke Hollywood has proved, once again, that anything Scandinavia can do we can do better. Zombie Terrorists.

Mark your calendars my friends, for this day will be looked to by future generations as the day that Hollywood finally reached its pinnacle.

Zombie-freaking-terrorists!

Thanks to @WilliamAmos who says some people are outraged by the idea. Save your outrage for the movies where the terrorists are the good guys. Or, at least, nuanced bad guys who have legitimate grievances and where the Western soldiers are just as despicable and probably more so. You know, your usual Hollywood fare.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 03:43 PM | |

Bad News; Some Muj in Palestine are Mixing Chemicals
Good News; They Really Suck at it.

The Muj say there was an accident and some of their "chemical experts" were badly hurt. Of course they blame the flash fire on .......

With the praise and success of Allah some of your brothers from the lions of Masadat Al-Mujahidin were able in the dawn of Tuesday 8 Rabi' Al-Awwal 1433 A.H. corresponding 31 January 2012 from igniting fire in a building on our occupied city of Jacob's Well during a meeting of some of the chemical experts of the enemy.

And this operation was successful and delivered our message to them, some of the experts and others were injured, and all of them were occupying to our land and their jihad is legitimate but rather it’s is an obligation on us, and the enemy realized that there is no occupied location either it was inhabited by civilians or military is immune or in isolation from our attacks, and that is a normal matter that we do and will do as beginners and not only in that state of defense or respond in kind.

This blessed raid comes within the series of raids that we declared and began previously and that will demolish Insha’Allah the edifices of the hateful Zionist occupation, until the Jews return from where they came since they have no place among us.

So may Allah bless the soldiers of the Rahman and lions of the Tawhid, may Allah guide their aiming and steadfast their feet and accept from them their jihad and good deeds, since they have rejoiced the friend and infuriated the foe.

And we say to the Jews and their agents that is a disgrace for you in this Dunya, and you in the hereafter have a great punishment, so have tidings with what you hate we have more for you, so do what you want, your deceit won’t benefit you and your schemes won’t benefit you, Allah is our Lord and there is no lord for you, either we live under the rule of Allah or we be under the shade of Allah.

والله أكبر الله أكبر .. ولله العزة ولرسوله وللمجاهدين.

وَاللّهُ غَالِبٌ عَلَى أَمْرِهِ وَلَكِنَّ أَكْثَرَ النَّاسِ لاَ يَعْلَمُونَ

Masadat Al-Mujahidin in Palestine

Tuesday 8 Rabi' Al-Awwal 1433 A.H.

corresponding 31 January 2012

source: Al-Riyah Media

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Allahu put out that cigarette Achmed Ackbar!

Shocking News! No Deadly Riots in Egypt Today?

WTF?

Well it turns out that all the unrest was really caused by former British prime minister Tony Blair. After realizing he had tricked all of Egypt into killing each other every day for a week or so, they all went home, had a dinner that couldn't be beat and didn't get up until the next morning....

...when they got a call from Field Marshal Tantawi.....

But could you think of what it would mean if a whole bunch of people marched into Tahir Square, sang a bar of Alice's Restaurant and walked out?

If one person did it. They'd think he was really sick and they'd kill him.

And if two people did it, in harmony, they'd think they were both faggots and they'd kill both of em.

But if three people a day, can you imagine three people a day marching into Tahir Square singing a bar of Alice's Restaurant and marching out.

Why then they'd think it was a Zionist Conspiracy and they'd kill them too.

End Of A Generation

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It's something many of us rarely think about, yet when you do, it's really sad and it strikes deep those of us who care about history and the sacrifices others have made for freedom.

LONDON -- Florence Green, the world's last known veteran of World War I, has died at the age of 110, the care home where she lived said Tuesday.

The last of that generation is gone forever. Let's hope the keepers of history do their lives justice.

A few of my favorite WWI movies to watch (Add your own favorites in comments):

Gallipoli
My Boy Jack
Joyeux Noel

By DMartyr at 02:02 PM | |

Three Words the Zionist Crusaders Fear: Iranian. Female. Ninjas!!!

Ninjas!!!!!!!!!!

The best part? The ominous music. Because if movies have taught me anything, then it's that Ninjas are your best defense against a drone strike. But only when ominous music is playing.

All we need now is for the lady Ninjas to practice the ancient art of battling evil Juice by jumping through flaming hoops of fire.

H/T: Jazz Shaw

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 12:26 PM | |

Chicago Man Pleads Guilty in Terror Funding Case

How bad is the phenomenon of American citizens supporting terror groups? Bad enough that while reporting on a Somali-American pleading guilty in a terror funding case yesterday, I overlooked the fact that a Chicago man also plead guilty yesterday of providing material support to al Qaeda.

That's one day, two guilty pleas:

A Pakistani-born Chicago taxi driver has pleaded guilty to attempting to provide material support to al-Qaida as part of a plea deal hammered out recently with prosecutors.

Dressed in an orange jumpsuit and his ankles shackled, Raja Lahrasib Khan told a judge Monday that he was pleading guilty to one of two counts of attempting to provide material support....

Khan was accused in 2010 of taking steps to send cash to Pakistan-based terrorist leader Ilyas Kashmiri.

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

Terrorism at North Pole Thwarted

No, seriously:

Stanislaus Grzeskowiak, 36, allegedly planned acts of terrorism that, according to police, would have affected oil companies, credit card companies, cellphone companies, the University of Alaska and Alaska State Troopers....

Grzeskowiak, a resident of North Pole, a town in the Fairbanks North Star borough, was arrested without incident and is being held in the Fairbanks Correctional Center.

I think I speak for all the children of the world in giving a hearty thanks to the Alaska State Troopers who thwarted the terrorist from North Pole.

h/t:@El_Grillo1

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:54 AM | |

One More Step Closer to Civil War: Islamists Bomb Nigerian Military Base

I wouldn't make any plans to visit Nigeria any time soon:

Explosion rocks military base in Nigeria

Blast in Kaduna comes just hours after reported killing of eight suspected Boko Haram members in another northern city.

An army source said earlier on Tuesday that security forces had killed eight suspected Boko Haram members in a raid on an alleged hideout of the group in Kano that prompted a five-hour shootout.

The raid, on the outskirts of Nigeria's second city, was carried out Monday evening as the attackers, believed to be Boko Haram members, bombed a police station in another city neighbourhood, where they also shot an officer in the leg.

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

Major Troy Gilbert's Family Searches for His Body in Iraq

WFAA:

Maj. Troy Gilbert took off in his F-16 in November 2006 for a mission near Baghdad.

Now that U.S. forces have left Iraq, his family wonders who will look for his body to bring it home to Texas.

The 22nd combat mission for the Texas Tech grad would earn him the Distinguished Flying cross with valor, one of the nation's highest military awards.
He's credited with saving about 20 American commandos under fire.

"They say he was very calm," said the hero's mom, Kaye Gilbert. "He told this young man on the ground, 'I will not leave you.'"

According to witnesses, Maj. Gilbert destroyed one gun truck, then turned sharply to attack a second.

"Of course, he was already too low to begin with to do a strafing run," said his father, Ronnie Gilbert. "He went ahead and did it."

Kaye finished her husband's thought: "...because they were calling him from the ground saying, 'We're dying down here.' And when someone says, 'I'm dying down here,' you do everything you can."

The jet's tail hit the ground. Maj. Gilbert died instantly.
Later, when Ronnie and Kaye Gilbert learned why their son flew so low, it would only add to the cruelty of their ordeal.

It began just hours after the crash.

Insurgents posted a video on the Internet, showing men walking on the wings of the shattered jet. The cockpit canopy lay off to the side.

Three-hundred yards away, the pilot's broken body lay at the end of his unopened parachute. By the time U.S. forces reached the plane, Maj. Gilbert's body was gone.

The cockpit contained a tiny bit of tissue — enough for confirmation of death and burial at Arlington National Cemetery.

Long story short Major Gilbert's family is looking for help to bring the rest of Troy's body home.

I've uploaded the report from WFAA. Please link the story or run the video. We'd like to get as many eyes on this story as possible.


http://youtu.be/C5nSxffBpko

Hat Tip: Lady Raven.

February 06, 2012

MN Man Pleads Guilty to Aiding Terrorists

From Terror Free Somalia Foundation, word that yet another al Shabaab sympathizer plead guilty. Here's the FBI presser:

MINNEAPOLIS—Earlier today in federal court, a 27-year-old man from Westerville, Ohio pleaded guilty to conspiring to provide money and personnel to al Shabaab, a designated foreign terrorist organization based in Somalia. Ahmed Hussein Mahamud, formerly of Eden Prairie, Minn., pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. Mahamud, who was indicted on June 7, 2011, entered his plea before U.S. District Court Chief Judge Michael J. Davis.

In his plea agreement, Mahamud admitted that from 2008 through February 2011, he conspired with others to provide money and people to al Shabaab, a U.S.-designated foreign terrorist organization, in its fight against the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia (TFG) and the Ethiopian military, which supports the TFG.

The defendant also admitted that he and his co-conspirators raised money from the Somali-American community in Minnesota under false pretenses to pay for men in Minnesota to travel to Somalia to join al Shabaab. Specifically, the defendant and his co-conspirators claimed the money raised would be used for a local mosque or to help orphans in Somalia. In fact, the money collected was used to purchase airline tickets and to pay other expenses so men could travel from Minnesota to Somalia to join al Shabaab.

Further, Mahamud admittedly sent money via wire transfers to a co-conspirator in Somalia, knowing the money would be used to purchase weapons or otherwise support al Shabaab.

Court documents indicate that since September 2007, approximately 20 young men have left the Minneapolis area for Somalia, where they have trained with al Shabaab. The charges against Mahamud stem from an ongoing, three-year investigation into that activity. To date, 18 people have been charged in the District of Minnesota in unsealed indictments or criminal complaints. Eight of those individuals have been arrested in the United States or overseas; of these eight, seven have pleaded guilty to related charges. Of the remaining 10 defendants, eight are at large and believed to be abroad, while two others are believed to have died in Somalia.

The charge levied against Mahamud carries a potential maximum sentence of 15 years in federal prison. A federal judge will determine the actual sentence at a hearing not yet scheduled.

This case was investigated by the FBI’s Minneapolis Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), with assistance from the FBI’s JTTF in Columbus, Ohio. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Charles J. Kovats, Jr. and John Docherty and Trial Attorney William M. Narus of the Counterterrorism Section of the Justice Department’s National Security Division.


By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 08:44 PM | |

Pookie's Toons 2-6-2012

Happy. F*cking. Monday.

This Monday needs to go into a burn bag.

By Vinnie, Channeling My Inner Breitbart at 07:38 PM | |

Tom Brady's Wife Opens Mouth, Inserts Foot
Wait, You Were Looking at Her MOUTH?

I feel sorry for Tom Brady. He lost the biggest game of the year, he's not going to Disneyworld, and now he has to go home and hit that?

Yeah, I feel sorry for him. Really, really sorry.

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If that's the consolation prize? Yeah, I'd throw the game.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 04:58 PM | |

Choudary Taught 6 of 9 Convicted Plotters

He claims he had no idea that they were plotting to blow up the London Stock Exchange. Right. We believe you:

HARDLINE Islamist preacher Anjem Choudary taught six of the nine fanatics jailed last week for plotting to bomb London.

The firebrand cleric even praised the terror gang as “decent young chaps”.

Choudary claimed he had no idea they planned to kill and maim.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 03:53 PM | |

Jesse "Younes Abdullah Muhammad" Morton Complains that US Prisons No Better than Guantanamo

Our old friend Jesse "Younes Abdullah Muhammad" Morton has confirmed that he is back on US soil after being extradited from Morocco last October. You might remember Younes from such antics as congratulating Osama bin Laden on his "martyrdom" & entry into heaven & "warning" those South Park guys might get killed and here is where they live.

On his former website Islam Policy -- which took the place of his old Revolution Muslim website -- yet another email from Younes was posted:

I am writing this to let the ummah know that I have arrived on extradition from Morocco to the United States, while it is impossible for me to communicate at this time, I did want to express my gratitude to all of those that have assisted myself and family throughout this trial.
He then goes on to complain that the conditions of Muslim prisoners in the US is no different than those at Guantanamo Bay. Which, as you know, are pretty good actually. I'd go out on a limb and suggest that prison conditions inside the US are much worse than at Guantanamo Bay. So, have fun in those showers Younes!

He also gives an email address for his wife begging his readers to help support her financially. No, I'm not going to post the email. Being married to Younes is torture enough, she doesn't need any more crap from us.

Hat tip: Censored31

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 03:29 PM | |

Unexpected News of the Day

There has been another Deadly Riot™ in Egypt?

You know what Israel's security depends on? That if it just maintains a good defense and little patience its enemies will state their objective of wiping out Israel but before they can actually do anything of the sort they become bored and start offing themselves. *No Khinspiracy required.

Oh well I'm sure they'll get blamed anyway but by then Egypt will be such a disorganized hellhole they won't be able to raise anything but a big stink in their own yard.

Previous.

If Obama had supported the revolution in Iran they too would have taken themselves out of the equation by now as well.

Great News: al Qaeda's #1 Guy in UK to be Released

Forget sending him to Jordan, why not deport him to Yemen or Somalia? Then, send in the drones!

A British court ruled Monday that an extremist cleric described as one of Europe’s leading al-Qaida operatives should be released on bail.

After six years in custody, Abu Qatada could be freed within days for three months under stringent conditions, a judge at the Special Immigration Appeals Commission in London said.

Abu Qatada has been fighting to be released after the European Court of Human Rights ruled last month he should not be deported to face terror charges in Jordan due to concerns that evidence obtained by torture would be used against him.

I don't like torture. I don't condone it. But, you know what? I'm more concerned with human life.

When concerns about torture trump concerns for human life, they you know you are on the quick path to civilization suicide.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 02:51 PM | |

CAIR's Smear of Moderate Muslim

Believe it or not, there are moderate secular Muslims. You know the kind we're always hearing about. The percentage of such is debatable as every time one of them speaks up, the Muslim Brotherhood's mouthpiece CAIR with the help of the liberal media takes them to task.

Its quite clear why CAIR and the rest of the Sharia supporters do it, under Sharia its unlawful to criticize ANY Muslim for ANY reason in front of the Kufr (that's you) lest the Kufr get the impression that Muslims are in any way undeserving to rule over them.

What's confusing is why the left sides with the more radical Muslims rather than the ones that actually fit the narrative the left promotes of the moderate Muslim?

Russia and China Give Assad go Ahead to Kill Everyone

Or at least it seems like Assad see's last weeks UN vote to do nothing about Syria as a license to kill.

My opinion is Russia and China want the veto. Then its their baby.

Jack Van-Impe was unavailable for comment on Gog, Magog and the coming apocalypse.

Update: Whatever you do don't watch this video. I've seen several vids from the resistance in Syria that were bad. This one takes the cake.

Madonna Beats Tom Brady

You can watch the Superbowl halftime show again and get into a stinging debate with trolls on the merits of Madonna's half time performance. Which was pretty good.

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Or you can go watch Tom Brady be really really sad.....

Congratulations to the Giants who gave the Patriots every chance to win but ended up pulling it out.

New Egyptian Government to America FUTA

Remember when Obama went to Egypt and gave that big speech?.

CAIRO — Egypt’s military-led government said Sunday that it would put 19 Americans and two dozen others on trial in a politically charged criminal investigation into the foreign financing of nonprofit groups that has shaken the 30-year alliance between the United States and Egypt.

The decision raises tensions between the two allies to a new peak at a decisive moment in Egypt’s political transition after the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak a year ago. Angry protesters are battling security forces in the streets of the capital and other major cities. The economy is in urgent need of billions of dollars in foreign aid. And the military rulers are in the final stages of negotiations with the Islamists who dominate the new Parliament over the terms of a transfer of power that could set the country’s course for decades.

Well Mr. President, its your move. Better make it a good one


February 05, 2012

Candidate Disqualified for Poor English

(San Luis, Arizona) In the border town of San Luis, local woman Alejandrina Cabrera has been disqualified as a candidate for city council because she lacks proficiency in the English language.

Mayor Juan Carlos Escamilla filed a court action requesting a ruling as to whether Cabrera had the necessary English language skills to be a council member.

State law requires elected officials to know English, but Cabrera's attorneys have argued the law does not define proficiency in the language.

An expert testified that in tests he administered to Cabrera, she did not demonstrate the level of proficiency needed to serve on the council. Yuma County Judge John Nelson said he also based his ruling on Cabrera's failure to respond correctly to questions posed to her.

Cabrera's lawyers have appealed Judge Nelson's ruling to the Arizona Supreme Court which is expected to decide on the case tomorrow. (More....)

By Mr. E. Blogger at 11:49 PM | |

Caption Contest: Once You Go Black... (Bumped - Fatwas Issued!)

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Hat Tip: Hmf......

Title Credit: Rusty (So, don't complain to me if you find it offensive or racist!)

Update: Fatwas issued!

Winners are:

The "i will cut ur neck" fatwa issued to Trog for: "I wouldn't hit that repugnant liar with Obama's pecker...."

The "devil will do meetballs from your bodies issued to Col.Smeag for: "No Really seriously I never thought. I could swallow meatballs that big but it went right down!"

The "why u insult holly quoran" fatwa issued to Blanco for: "Is it true? Michelle's penis is that big?"

The "mojahedin will separate your dirty head from your dirty heart" fatwa issued to You Have An Ugly Goat for: "It looks like Obama has just made another promise he simply can't rise to."

The rest of you get a very unique "My Caption Was The Best But No One Understands My Superior Humor" fatwa. That is all.

By DMartyr at 11:57 AM | |

Sunday War P0rn Splat Pack Edition

"Remember, Ahmed, if the Great Satan comes for us, run to the left."

Classic:

One minute and ten seconds is all you need of this one:

Kind of long, but lots of splatter:

By DMartyr at 10:54 AM | |

February 04, 2012

I Told You It Was Snowmaggedon Here

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But nooooooooo, you didn't listen. I'll be out of touch for awhile. Heading to the Dagobah system for some lush tropical R and R.

By Vinnie, Channeling My Inner Breitbart at 07:42 PM | |

Sandcrawler Announcement: Re Egypt

Tomorrow there will be a deadly riot in protest of today's deadly riot in protest of yesterday's deadly riot in protest of the deadly riot at a recent soccer match in Egypt.

Our previous coverage of, you know.

Fatwa This!

Iranian regime has no sense of humor.

Now, Iranian lawmaker Arsalan Fat'hipour is telling Iran's PressTV that the country may impose a ban on products from South Korean electronics manufacturer Samsung over a commercial depicting Israelis accidentally destroying an Iranian nuclear facility.
I liked the commercial. In fact I like it more now that I know it annoys the Mullahs. Enough to run it again and again and again....


War Porn! FIREFIGHT, 2000LB BOMB, AND KIOWA CHOPPERS

I know we have a reader who's little soldier flies one of these Kiowa choppers.

Little chopper makey big boomah.

Russian Jihadis Admit They've Been Murdering Civilians for Decades

The big news is that Doku Umarov, the leader of the jihadis in Russia's Caucuses has just declared that civilians are off limits for Islamist fighters in the region.

Of course, in only coming out now against killing civilians Umarov admits that for the past 15 years those associated with the movement have been intentionally targeting civilians.

For instance, does he think we're gong to forget Beslan? And that it was his immediate predecessor, Shamil Basayev, who intentionally took hundreds of elementary school children hostage?

Umarov is a war criminal and a mass murderer. His very presence in hell would make the place less savory.

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

Anonymous Now Leaking Attorney Client Privelege Info in Haditha Case

Just in case you didn't quite get who and what these assholes are, they declare it up front: we are a bunch of neo-Marxists who hate America:

As part of our ongoing efforts to expose the corruption of the court systems and the brutality of US imperialism,
Of course, they claim the men were guilty. If that's the case, then how come no has been found guilty of anything even remotely resembling an intentional massacre of civilians and most of the accused have had the cases against them dropped?

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:00 AM | |

'You Don't Want To Look Like An Idiot'

An Islamic scholar explains how to keep Satan away during prayers and out of your dreams.

I wonder if this method will work with Jehovah Witnesses?

By DMartyr at 08:13 AM | |

Allah's Penis

From a carnival in Macedonia. Thank goodness the women were in burkas, or it might gotten really immoral and obscene.

(NSFW)

If you go to the video at Youtube.com, in the description is a link to the unlisted, unedited (yes, it gets worse) version.

By DMartyr at 07:56 AM | |

February 03, 2012

Pookie's Toons 2-3-2012

Have a nice weekend.

We're on track for Snowmageddon, apparently. I swear every time the weather dude says "Thundersnow" a dark wet stain appears on the crotch of his trousers.

Forecast is 8-12 inches.

That's snow, Dmartyr, don't get excited.

By Vinnie, Channeling My Inner Breitbart at 05:55 PM | |

Dear Obama, XOXOXOXO Mullah Omar

Good grief:

Reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar wrote to President Barack Obama last year indicating an interest in talks key to ending the war in Afghanistan, current and former U.S. officials told The Associated Press.

The letter purportedly from Omar was unsigned. It was passed through a Taliban intermediary in July and intended for the White House. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the letter and its contents are part of sensitive diplomacy with a fighting force that still targets U.S. troops.

The fact that Obama is purportedly contemplating releasing 5 Gitmo detainees as a "sign of good faith" to the Taliban is just one more reason why this man has got to go.

Oh, and the next one to buy into this silly notion that Romney is just "Obama lite" is banned for being a total retard. It's a good soundbite, but it's just absolutely retarded. I mean, it's approaching wear-a-helmet level retardation.

Eh, who am I kidding: I'm way too lazy to ban anyone.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 05:26 PM | |

Egypt Advances Under New Islamic Democracy

Egyptians are rioting in reaction to the recent deadly soccer riots in which over 70 people died.

Tomorrow there will be a deadly riot in protest of today's deadly riot.

Arab Spring! Former Ambassador Tortured to Death in Libya

Okay, I'll admit it: I have mixed feelings about this. I'm generally against torture. But this guy was the ambassador to France from Qaddafi's Libya. So, maybe the guy deserved it?

In any event, of all the countries affected by the Arab Spring I'm least worried about Libya. Short of electing Satan himself to lead the country, just about any one would be an improvement over Qaddafi's.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 03:45 PM | |

.950 Caliber Rifle: The BDSM of Gun Porn

I never quite got why people were into BDSM. I mean, I always thought if sex hurt then you were just doing it wrong.

But this .950 caliber rifle? The pain, it would be so worth it. And trust me, when you fire this thing there will be pain.

Thanks to Race of Maids.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 03:16 PM | |

Iran Slowly Releasing al Qaeda Figures

Interesting article by the AP on the movement of al Qaeda operatives out of Iran. The major point is that after 9/11 when major al Qaeda figures fled Afghanistan into Iran, the regime mostly put them under some form of house arrest or another. Of course they weren't going to help the Great Satan by extraditing them for trial, but the Iranians hated the Taliban and al Qaeda even more so.

But now? Since Iran cannot directly confront the US they are left with using terrorist proxies to fight us at the periphery. Normally when we think of Iranian proxies we think of Hezbollah or Hamas. But even though the Shia Mullahs hate al Qaeda -- and, trust me, the feeling is mutual -- they do share a common enemy, us:

The departures began in late 2008 as the U.S. stepped up international efforts to sanction Iran for its nuclear program. Saad bin Laden, one of Osama bin Laden's sons, was allowed to leave the country around that time with about four other al-Qaida figures.

Since then, U.S. intelligence officials say, others have followed. One former CIA official familiar with the travel identified the men as moneymen and planners, the kind of manpower al-Qaida needs after a series of successful U.S. drone attacks on al-Qaida's ranks...

A major concern among U.S. officials is that this movement foreshadows the release of al-Qaida's "management council," including some of al-Qaida's most dangerous figures....

The roster of al-Qaida figures in Iran is something of a who's who for the terror group. One is Abu Hafs the Mauritanian, a bin Laden adviser who helped form the modern al-Qaida by merging bin Laden's operation with Ayman al-Zawahiri's Islamic Jihad. Al-Qaida's longtime chief financial officer, Abu Saeed al-Masri, has been held there. So have bin Laden's spokesman, Suleiman Abu Ghaith, and Mustafa Hamid, an al-Qaida trainer with a terrorism pedigree that spans decades.

If Iran let's these guys go, why wouldn't we consider that an act of war?

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 02:46 PM | |

The Taliban Just Want Americans Out and Aren't the Same as al Qaeda

Tell that to the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) leader just captured in Afghanistan. The IMU's stated goal is to turn Uzbekistan into an Islamic caliphate. Yet, the group is integrated into al Qaeda, the Taliban, and the Haqqani network.

So, you know, let's make peace with these guys.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 02:29 PM | |

Two in Court Over Terrorist Beheading Plot in N.C.

This story about how Hysen Sherifi, a convicted terrorist, tried to get his relatives to hire someone to behead witnesses that had testified against him in court is surreal. Nevine Aly Elshiekh was the go between between Sherifi in jail and Sherifi's brother, Shkumbin Sherifi, who was to hire the assassin.

How hiring an assassin works, I don't know. Can you list that in the yellow pages?

Interesting enough, Elsheikh teaches special education at a Montessori school.

So, a woman involved in a beheading plot teaches special needs children. Wow.

I think the most striking thing is the reaction from a portion of the Muslim community in North Carolina. You might remember that before and during the trial of Sherifi and the seven others accused in the plot on Quantico that many of their friends in the Muslim community claimed they were innocent.

It was all a plot by Islamophobes.

And then they were convicted. You'd think these people would learn the lesson that Muslims charged with terror offenses are not victims of prejudice, they are perpetrators of crimes.

So, what's the reaction to these arrests?

A Raleigh, North Carolina-based group called Our Ummah, One Body has stated online that they do not believe the allegations levied against Elshiekh -- whom they refer to as "Sister Nevine" -- and Shkumbin Sherifi. Via Facebook and Twitter, they have encouraged the public to attend Elshiekh's hearing on Friday.
Denial aint just a river in Charlotte!

Prejudice does exist. There is such a thing as anti-Muslim bigotry. But if prejudice is revealed when someone thinks a Muslim must be guilty ... because he is a Muslim, then what does it say about those who think a Muslim must be innocent .... because he is a Muslim?

If some are guilty of Islamophobes -- or whatever word we want to use to describe anti-Muslim bigotry -- then what do we call Muslims who believe non-Muslims are out to get them? It's just paranoia, but a special kind of paranoia that makes it harder for law enforcement to do their jobs.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:43 AM | |

Darwinian Tourism Still Thrives In Egypt

I guarantee these two women were Obama supporters. I have no doubt, they went to Egypt to experience the country's new-found freedom and democracy.

Two American tourists were kidnapped at gunpoint Friday in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula by Bedouin tribesmen, security sources said.

A group of masked gunmen held up a tourist bus in south Sinai, snatching the two Americans, both women, and their local guide before taking off, AFP reported. (Source)

Enjoy your stay, ladies! I have no doubt these Islamic militants will treat you, as women and as captives, with all the respect and mercy Muhammad taught.

Update: It is being reported they have been released. Let's hope they learned a valuable lesson. Many parts of the world are not a safe place for foreigners. We, living in America, tend to take security for granted. Travel the world, enjoy your life. Just use a little common sense.

By DMartyr at 10:08 AM | |

Roseanne Barr Eyes U.S. Presidency

Roseanne "We Can't Let Children See The Guilty Get Away With Murder So We Should Behead All Rich People Who Fail In Re-Education Camps" Barr has announced she is seeking the Green Party nomination to run for President of the United States:

Barr has submitted paperwork to the Green Party for her candidacy. The party’s presidential nominee will be selected at a convention in Baltimore in July.

Roseanne, Ron Paul, Barack Obama... America is just one big joke to them. It's a big playground where they can bullying those who disagree and manipulate those too stupid or too ignorant to know any better, all for the selfish end to their liberal agenda. But you can't really blame them. The real joke is on the voters who keep voting for these incompetent and hate-filled fascists.

Roseanne showing her patriotism:

By DMartyr at 10:00 AM | |

Decision Making In The Obama White House

How does Obama make important decisions as President of the United States? With checkbox memos, that's how.

(Via IHateTheMedia)

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By DMartyr at 09:35 AM | |

Freaking Cool!

Just in time for Valentine's Day! You can help protect your sweet thang and fight breast cancer at the same time!

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Discount Gun Sales is proud to team up with the Susan B. Koman Foundation to offer the Walther P-22 Hope Edition in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A portion of each P-22 Hope Edition will be donated to the Seattle Branch of the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Awesome!

Hat Tip: Some Liberal Douchenozzle.

February 02, 2012

Video: Taliban Murder 15 Pakistanis

Note how he tortures the two officers at the end.

Extremely graphic. This is who we fight. But this video is tame compared to many snuff videos.

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Report: Syria Releases al Qaeda #4

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Reports on the forums are that the Syrian regime has released al Qaeda's #4 Abu Musab al Suri.

The rumors have been flying around about that the man born as Mustafa Setmariam Nasr but known by his al-Masri jihadi name for some time but most of us who follow this kind of stuff have been left asking each other for confrimation. Well, today it came. At least, an announcement was posted on the forums claiming he had been released.

Al Suri was allegedly picked up by the Pakistanis, given to us, and then we gave him to the Syrians where he was wanted on terrorism charges.

He's a pretty big fish in the propaganda department of al Qaeda. He's what you might call a charismatic and inspirational figure. You might say the grasroots love this guy.

And the thing about him being al Qaeda's #4? That's debatable. The dirty little secret no one wants to talk about in the peace camp is that the boundaries between jihadi groups in the AfPak are not quite as hard and fast as they'd like you to believe.

But if he's out then ... well, we are boned.

Keep your fingers crossed that this is all a bunch of unsubstantiated rumors and that someone "accidentally" put a bullet in the back of his head and his corpse is in a shallow grave in the Bekka Valley.

Short of that maybe he'll make hijra to Yemen? I'm sure there's a drone operator just outside of Vegas who would love to meet him.

His soul isn't in hell. Al Masri is a ginger. Gingers have no soul.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 09:32 PM | |

Pookie's Toons 2-2-2012

Happy Friday Eve!

By Vinnie, Channeling My Inner Breitbart at 06:44 PM | |

Good News: Anthrax Mailed to PM of Country That Hosts al Qaeda

Um, didn't one poor guy get unfairly accused of being behind the anthrax scare after 9/11? Isn't the case still unsolved?

Perhaps we should be looking in Pakistan for the perp:

Police on Wednesday said that they were investigating a parcel sent to the Prime Minister House last month which contained Anthrax, an infectious disease caused by a type of bacteria called Bacillus.

“The parcel containing anthrax powder was sent last month, about 20 days ago. After the laboratory test confirmed that the parcel contained anthrax, we registered a case against unknown people,” said police officer Hakim Khan.

I remember when the anthrax scare was still fresh there was a lot of discussion about a) whether or not it was difficult or easy to come up with the stuff? b) and if once you had it whether or not there was an easy and effective way of distributing it?

Right about now I'm wondering those same things once again. Because if the answer is yes to both of those then the fact that antrhax is showing up in the country that plays hosts to the worst terrorist organizations in the world isn't going to make me sleep any better tonight.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 03:07 PM | |

Twitter: It's Okay for Us to Profit Off of Terrorism

When twitter chooses to do business with known terrorists and terrorist organizations, isn't that exactly what they're saying?

Often times corporations are accused of putting profits before people. Often times there is a great deal of hyperbole in accusations claiming corporations don't care if they are complicit in the deaths of innocents.

But I don't think it is hyperbole to claim it in twitter's case. They know terrorists murder innocents, but they don't care. They do business with these people and organizations anyway.

Ed Husain:

Recently, Somalia’s terrorist group al-Shabaab has been using Twitter to propagate its message. Similarly, Hamas also maintains a Twitter feed. Twitter refuses to block their accounts because they say these groups have not violated their policies against “direct, specific threats of violence” or “unlawful use.” The social media site is making a dangerous mistake by trying to be liberal with illiberal forces.

When violent groups choose to promote their aims, attempts to neutralize their extremism through open, online debate must take a backseat to protecting lives by cutting off these groups’ lines of communication. E-tolerance of the intolerable helped give rise to homegrown radicalism in Europe. Those who aim to kill and maim others have no place on Twitter.

In addition to breaking the law by providing business services to terrorist organizations, twitter doesn't seem to care that it's immoral and unethical.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 02:56 PM | |

Two German Muslims Sentenced for Posessing "Inspire" Magazine

Samir Khan's Inspire magazine is the gift that keeps giving, long after his death:

Christian Emde, 28, and Robert Baum, 23, both Muslim converts from Solingen in Germany, were arrested in July entering the UK at Dover port....

Emde admitted four counts of possession of copies of Inspire magazine from 2010, featuring the articles "How to make a bomb in the kitchen of your mom", "The ultimate mowing machine", "Technical details" and "Destroying buildings".

Baum admitted a single count of possession of Inspire magazine, featuring an article called "39 ways to participate in jihad".

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 02:49 PM | |

Egyptian Comedian Found Guilty Of 'Defaming Islam'

Actor & comedian Adel Imam has been sentenced to three months in prison for insulting Islam. What horrible, insensitive thing did he do in the film to offend the religion of peace and tolerance? (Emphasis mine)

The state-run Ahram Online English website reported Thursday he was found guilty for "defaming Islam" in a 2007 movie in which he plays a corrupt businessman who tries to buy a university diploma. The film, Morgan Ahmed Morgan, included a scene with bearded Muslim men wearing traditional Islamic robes.

OH, THE HUMANITY! The fact no one has died for this offense when clearly someone should have just illustrates the open-mindedness and forgiveness of Islam.

I'm so glad our tax dollars were able to help Egypt achieve that democracy and freedom of expression they longed for.

By DMartyr at 02:35 PM | |

It Couldn't Have Happened to a Nicer Warlord

Red on red violence in Somalia kills former warlord.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 02:14 PM | |

Newt's Temperamant Problem & Why Romney Really is More Electable

My post from last week on the myth that moderates can't win and on the electability question caught the eye of a few people so I just wanted to follow up with a couple of thoughts.

First, let me point out that years of political science research indicate that the strongest indicator of who will win an election boils down to economic indicators. In other words, if the economy is steaming along the candidate representing the party in power nearly always wins and if the economy isn't doing so well then it's usually the candidate from the party out of power.

So, as I pointed out, since the economy isn't likely to recover quick enough by November then whoever the Republicans nominate is likely to win.

Obama beat McCain because of the economy. Reagan beat Carter because of the economy. Etc, etc.

That's 90% of the story. But there are exceptions to the rule and there are things parties and candidates can do to shoot themselves in the foot and lose a gimme election.

However, that 10% "other" is not what we party activists and ideologues think it is. What motivates those who switch votes from one party to another on any given election is usually confined to things other than the candidate's stance on policy issues.

Reams of survey data show that independents are the least likely to know anything about a candidate's policy stances. Instead, these independents vote on things like "leadership", "integrity", and "strength".

In other words, they have no idea why they are voting for who they vote for. Mostly they just vote for the guy in power if they think the economy and country are doing ok, vice versa, and if they are indifferent on that point they look to other cues -- very few of which have an actual relationship with what the politician has done or is promising to do beyond vague notions that every one agrees on such as "creating jobs", "making America strong", of "building a brighter future".

Maetenloch, over at Ace of Spades HQ follows, follows up on my point:

The 'independent' voters who decide national elections are not at all like us.

Because the truth is that we're the freaks and oddballs and abby normals for caring so much about politics and hanging out daily at a politically-oriented blog like this one - much less actually commenting at one (you know - the 1%ers of the political geeks).

The 'independents' - God bless their blissfully politically ignorant souls - could care less about the issues and all the details we obsess on.

The point being that the 2012 election isn't going to be decided based on whether or not Romneycare was the template for Obamacare or over the nuances between Gingrich's idea of a fine for those who don't buy health insurance and Obama's fine for those who don't buy health insurance.

But things like the perception of a candidate's temperament will matter to the independent voters. Which is why I have a big problem with Gingrich. I'm just not sure he's electable. Because, frankly, he's a hothead. My initial support of Gingrich was based partly on the fact that I wanted a hothead.

But, I'm not everybody.

Neo-neocon makes the same point:

I think a big part of Gingrich’s problem is temperament, and the problem is real. As far as Newt’s supporters are concerned, his anger is one of his strengths and not a problem at all. When it’s directed at the media it seems to work for him, although that may be getting a bit old. When it’s directed at Mitt Romney it has been working less effectively, especially when it features attacks that are from the left and/or hyperbole.

Gingrich is already a “hot” candidate rather than a cool one, and he runs the risk of seeming intemperate and out-of-control when he goes off like that. I submit that his decision to go angry in Florida was not just a tactical one; it was dictated by his personality itself. Voters in Florida decided that was not the sort of man they wanted facing Obama, or in the Oval Office.

I agree. And if temperament matters to primary voters, who are much more educated on the issues than the voters in the November general election will be, then I think that says a lot about which factors are going to matter.

I think more evidence of Gingrich's temperament problem is revealed in the aftermath of his defeat in Florida. No, I'm not talking about his refusal to call Romney and congratulate him. That's no big deal to me and will soon be forgotten.

But what was Gingrich's first instinct after losing fair and square to Romney? Sue.

Okay, so it's not technically suing, but resorting to procedural tricks is, well, kind of petty, don't you think?

And I kind of think that is an indication of the kind of guy Gingrich is. He thinks he's so important to history that he'll do anything to win. He's a true believer in his own awesomeness. So much so that his personal actions are excused because, you know, history. He's an egomaniac.

Romney? He's just willing to do anything to win because he wants to win. You know, the normal kind of inflated ego that all politicians have.

And just to clarify one point: I don't think that issues are the only thing that matters, as Neo-neocon took my point, only that it's the most important thing to me. And I wish it would mean more to independents and non-ideologues.

As you can tell, Presidential character does matter to to me. It's why I've reluctantly given up on Gingrich.

But you know what matters to most of them? American Idol and The Bachelor.

I was at the hospital the other day visiting a friend. And one of her older relatives was in the room. The older lady must have been in her 70s or 80s.

They were watching The Bachelor. I was a little embarrassed to be in the same room with these two ladies when the bachelor and the girl stripped naked and went skinny dipping.

So I said something along the lines of, "You know, 30 years ago we would have been shocked to see something like this on TV and now it's on in prime time and is highly rated."

I thought I'd have a sympathetic ear from the older lady. But you know what she said?

"That's true, but it's so much better than watching the politicians. They're always fighting over things and raising a fuss over things. I can't stand it!"

Yeah, that's your typical independent voter. They don't want someone who will fight against Obama. They just want someone to replace him. Someone they can trust. Someone who won't raise too much of a fuss. Someone who looks like a President. Someone like Romney.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:53 AM | |

Awesome: TV Station Covers Dem. Corruption Trial w/ Puppets

Dude, everything is funny with puppets. Even the corruption trial of a Democrat in Cleveland accused of peddling influence.

H/T: NPR which, stunningly, identified Jimmy Dimora as a Democrat.

Seriously, I know, that's much more shocking than the puppet asking for the hooker with the thing in her tongue (Day 6, below) or laughing about going down like Spitzer (Day 8).

More Democrat on puppet action below the fold. I actually took the time to watch all the episodes. It's worth it.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:55 AM | |

Moon Conspiracy: Photos Show Airplane on the Moon

I thought I'd beat the wackos. NASA just released new images of the dark side of the moon. Right away I noticed something unusual.

There is an AIRPLANE on the moon! It appears NASA over-looked this when it photoshopped out the alien moon bases!

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Clearly there's a conspiracy. How else would a 747 end up on the dark side of the moon?

Below the fold, Howie noticed a few anomalies as well.

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Update by Howie: Oh we forgot to add the video that show's the entire far side. You can even hear the space aliens' radio station.

And if you really want to geek out dig these cool lunar maps of the near and far and from the poles. Way cool.

By DMartyr at 10:54 AM | |

Roy Hallums Comments on Hostage Rescue

Long time readers will recognize Roy from our previous coverage. So don't miss Roy's comments on this story Seals, Rangers and Hostage Rescues.

Roy Hallums was enduring his 311th day of captivity, blindfolded, his hands and feet bound, stuffed into a hole under the floor of a farm building outside Baghdad. He heard a commotion upstairs and managed to get the blindfold off. Delta Force troops broke open the hatch. An American soldier jumped down.
"He looks at me and points and says, 'Are you Roy?' I say 'yes,' and he yells back up the stairs: 'Jackpot!'" Hallums recalled in a phone interview with The Associated Press six years after his rescue.

Another mission by elite U.S. troops took place just last week, this time in Somalia, resulting in an American and a Danish hostage being rescued and nine kidnappers killed.

U.S. special forces units are compiling a string of successful hostage rescues, thanks to improved technology and a decade of wartime experience. But despite technological advances like thermal imaging and surveillance drones, the raids remain high-risk. Success or failure can depend on a snap decision made by a rescuer with bullets flying all around, or determination by kidnappers to kill any captives before they can be freed.

...But Hallums said even though hostage rescues are risky, sometimes they have to be done.

"There's risk, but look at the risk I was in. I was going to be dead for sure — 100 percent," Hallums said. "So it's better odds with them coming in to try and help you out. Because otherwise you have no chance."

Engaging

Some nice war p0rn. What's really interesting to me is that this clip has footage of one Apache recording another Apache firing on the building.

How I envy Apache pilots. If I had my life to do over, that's what I would do.

By DMartyr at 09:22 AM | |

Most Wanted Jemaah Islamiyah and Abu Sayyaf Terrorists Dead

MSNBC:

The Philippine military said it killed Southeast Asia's most-wanted terrorist and two other senior militants Thursday in a U.S.-backed airstrike that would mark one of the region's biggest anti-terror successes in recent years.

Philippine troops did not immediately recover bodies from the dawn strike targeting a militant stronghold on a southern Philippine island, but military spokesman Col. Marcelo Burgos said the dead included Malaysian Zulkifi bin Hir, also known as Marwan, a top leader of the regional al-Qaida-linked Jemaah Islamiyah terror network.

Also killed in the strike were the leader of the Philippines-based Abu Sayyaf militants, Umbra Jumdail, and a Singaporean leader of Jemaah Islamiyah, Abdullah Ali, who used the guerrilla name Muawiyah, Burgos said.

"The troops on ground have confirmed deaths of 15 ASG (Abu Sayyaf Group) and JI members including (Muawiyah), Dr. Abu (Jumdail), and Marwan," Burgos told Philippines TV and radio station GMA News. "This (operation) is a product of thorough intelligence (and was) carefully planned."

About 30 militants were in the camp near Parang town on Jolo Island, the stronghold of the Abu Sayyaf and their allies from the mostly Indonesian-based Jemaah Islamiyah, when it was bombarded by two OV10 aircraft at 3 a.m. (2 p.m. ET Wednesday), Coballes said.


Egypt: Police At Fault In Soccer Riot; Failed To Stop Mindless Thugs

For a small handful of police officers to stop rampaging masses would violate the most basic right in a democracy - mob rule.

From FNC:

One man told state TV he heard gunshots in the stadium, while a lawmaker from Egypt's powerful Muslim Brotherhood said the police didn't prevent fans carrying knives from entering the stadium.

TV footage showed Al-Ahly players rushing for their locker room as fistfights broke out among the hundreds of fans swarming on to the field. Some men had to rescue a manager from the losing team as he was being beaten. Black-clothed police officers stood by, appearing overwhelmed.

By DMartyr at 08:24 AM | |

Sandcrawler Superstitious Wive's Tale

In other news the Jawa Report's official weather forecasting groundhog, Elmer, did see his shadow.

So six more weeks of this not quite winter weather.

Nigeria Boko Haram spokesman arrested, victims buried

Dude found hiding under his bed...

(Reuters) - Nigeria's secret service arrested the purported spokesman for Islamist militant sect Boko Haram Wednesday, a group that has claimed responsibility for a string of deadly bombings and gun attacks, a secret service source told Reuters.

A swat team stormed the dwelling of the man known as 'Abu Qaqa' in the northern city of Kaduna in the early hours of the morning and found him hiding under his bed, said the highly-placed source, who asked not to be named.

The past three months have seen a surge in violence by Boko Haram, a movement loosely modeled on Afghanistan's Taliban which says it is fighting to install sharia law across Nigeria.

The arrest of a senior Boko Haram figure would be a coup for the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan which has been criticized for failing to curb the sect's violent activities in the mainly Muslim north.

The reported arrest came two weeks after the prime suspect in a Christmas Day bombing on a church on the edge of Abuja escaped from police custody, prompting Jonathan to sack his police chief.

"We are still talking to him. Since 'Abu Qaqa' is a pseudonym for the Boko Haram spokesman, we want to be sure of who we have with us. But we have been on his trail for months now. He's been changing locations and contacts," the State Security Services (SSS) source said.

"He is fairly educated. He is from the Ibiza ethnic group, from Kogi state in north central Nigeria," the SSS official added.

A spokeswoman for the SSS said she had no information on the incident. The police spokesman also declined to confirm it.

A man calling himself Abu Qaqa often appeared in local media after bomb and gun attacks to claim them for the group and justify the choice of target.

For a long time Abu Qaqa was the closest thing the sect had to a public face, before its purported leader Abubakar Shekau posted a video of himself last month on YouTube.

Cowards... when it came time to fight........he went and hid under his bed....great jihad warrior indeed.

By Matt Damon at 07:21 AM | |

Chuck Woolery For President!

Yes, that Chuck Woolery.

(Hat Tip: IQ al Rassooli)

View more of Chuck's videos HERE. They are really funny and surprisingly accurate. Visit his website HERE.

By DMartyr at 07:20 AM | |

February 01, 2012

Pookie's Toons 2-1-2012

Hump, hump, humpity hump day. A day Nanabozoh is well familiar with.

In other news, fans of Rush (the band, not America's Anchorman) celebrate that today is 2112. Or something.

By Vinnie, Channeling My Inner Breitbart at 06:04 PM | |

If You're A Terrorist Abroad, the Fact that You're an American is Only Incidental

This story at the Washington Post describing how the ACLU is suing the Administration under FOIA reminds me about a number of headlines I've seen at Drudge lately and a number of emails I've been getting about the targeted killing of Americans overseas.

The way you word things matters and I've become more and more annoyed over the past few years as many on the Right have increasingly adopted the phraseology of ardent Leftists. People who only a few years ago were die hard supporters of the war on terrorism today use phrases to make it seem that the same policies carried out under Bush are now leading to jack-booted-thuggery.

Clearly, there is a bit of Obama Derangement Syndrome happening here.

The particular wording I'm annoyed at today is the description of drone strikes as the "targeted killing of American citizens".

While the phrase is accurate, it's misleading.

We're at war. In a war, you kill your enemies. The fact that your enemies who are members or leaders of a foreign terrorist organization operating overseas are American is only incidental to the fact that they are terrorists.

We didn't kill Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan because they were Americans. We killed them because they were terrorists.

This wasn't a case of the President of the United States killing a criminal in lieu of a trial. These were enemy combatants. You kill your enemies, you don't bring them to trial.

The fact that your enemy is an American citizen is irrelevant.

The idea which has been fostered by the Left for years and by some segments of the Right since Obama came to office that such authority could lead to the government rounding up citizens and killing them without a trial is nonsense based on two of the most rudimentary logical fallacies: slippery slope and hypothetical.

First, no US citizen has been killed when arresting that individual was an alternative. We've had hundreds of terrorists arrested in the US since 9/11, most of them have been US citizens, and all of them have received civilian trials.

The idea that the President might use his alleged authority to round people up is a hypothetical. It's never happened.

Second, the hypothetical is based on absurd slippery slope arguments. That since a President could detain or kill someone overseas without a civilian trial then what's stopping him from doing it on our own soil?

The thing that's stopping him is called The Constitution of the United States of America.

All of the arguments that the Patriot Act or the recently reauthorized NDAA somehow give the President cart blanch to extra-Constitutionally round up, detain, or kill American citizens on American soil just isn't true.

It doesn't matter how many sophisticated lawyers make the case, those arguments are still based on slippery slope reasoning and overlook the basic wording of the documents and the laws as actually practiced.

I get why Leftists hate our war against terrorists, but what I don't get is why some on the Right are equally adamant? The Left doesn't like war in general, and has historically adhered to our enemies with one exception -- WWII when our ally was communist Russia.

But on the Right? That's sheer Obama Derangement Syndrome.

The idea that we are going to fly FBI agents to Yemen, read members of al Qaeda their rights, and then bring them to Virginia for a trial is sheer fantasy. It's completely and utterly disconnected to reality.

Yet that is what you are arguing for if you oppose targeted assassinations or military trials. Unless, of course, you are arguing that the US should do nothing about jihadi terrorism, even when that terrorism is directly targeted against the United States.

Before 9/11 the policy of the US was to treat terrorists as criminals. After the USS Cole and African embassy bombings, President Clinton sent in the FBI to investigate.

Yeah, that did a lot of good. 9/11 was an outgrowth of that policy position.

So, if you want to go back to that model then, by all means, keep advocating for an end to drone strikes and military commissions.

And when we're hit on a mass scale like we were on 9/11 again, I'll blame you and your legalistic ideology in regards to notions of civil liberties for the atrocity.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 04:28 PM | |

Dozens Stoned To Death After Egyptian Soccer Match

And you thought American sports riots were bad...

Fans of the winning team cornered and stoned to death dozens of opposing team supporters:

At least 70 people have been killed in clashes after a football game in the Egyptian city of Port Said. [...]

Fans of the winning al-Masry team flooded the field seconds after the match with al-Ahly, Egypt's top team, was over.

A security official said the fans chased the players and cornered their supporters on the field and around the stadium, throwing stones and bottles at them.

The National Post is reporting some of the deaths were from stab wounds.

Video:

Don't you just love the Democracy Obama helped Egypt achieve?

By DMartyr at 02:44 PM | |

MSNBC Carefully Avoids The Dreaded "I" Word

What's missing in this report?

(Hat Tip: Jihad Watch & Newsbusters)

NBC Nightly News had initially contacted Robert Spencer to appear in the segment. However, coincidentally, after Mr. Spencer offered information about Islamic jurisprudence that seems to support the legitimacy of honor killing in Islam, NBC decided to go with another "expert."

The person who replaced Spencer only spoke of "patriarchal societies" without mention of any religion.

By DMartyr at 01:49 PM | |

Scientists Discover Where Rusty Parked His Ride

On the ocean floor of the Baltic Sea:

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(Hat Tip: Pizza the Hut)

By DMartyr at 12:30 PM | |

If You Recognize Any Of These Suspects...

Call Fox New York and tell them you're psychic.

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By DMartyr at 12:10 PM | |

Cornhole Watch: Four Muslims Plead Guilty in London Terror Plot

CORNHOLEWATCH020112.JPGBBC:

Mohammed Chowdhury, Shah Rahman, Gurukanth Desai and Abdul Miah pleaded guilty to engaging in conduct in preparation for acts of terrorism.

The men, from London and Cardiff, were arrested in December 2010 and were set to stand trial at Woolwich Crown Court.

Five other men have pleaded guilty to other terrorism offences and all nine will be sentenced next week.

The men, who are all British nationals, had been inspired by the preachings of the recently-killed radical extremist Anwar Al-Awlaki.

It emerged that those who admitted planning to target the London Stock Exchange wanted to send five mail bombs to various targets during the run up to Christmas 2010 and discussed launching a "Mumbai-style" atrocity.

....The terrorists met because of their membership of various radical groups and stayed in touch over the internet, through mobile phones and at specially arranged meetings.

Hat Tip: Harry's Place.

Romney Takes Florida

Mitt Romney has won the 2012 Florida primary

Romney had 46% compared to 32% for Newt Gingrich, 13% for former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and 7% for Texas Rep. Ron Paul, according to the Florida Department of State website.
Romney bested John McCain's winning percentage in 2008. Both Romney and Gingrich took more votes than Romney did in 2008.

Romney leads Gingrich in delegates 84 to 27.

Shocking News! Taliban and al-Qaeda Fighters Totally Dependent on Pakistani Intelligence For Support!?!?!

You don't say?

The Taliban in Afghanistan depend on Pakistan for support, even though they do not necessarily welcome it, a secret NATO report says, according to a journalist who has read it.

"It is a marriage of convenience," Times of London reporter Jerome Starkey said Wednesday, citing the report. The Taliban see Pakistan as manipulative, but they see no alternative to accepting its support, he said.

The Taliban are absolutely confident of victory, he said the report found, based on 27,000 interviews with over 4,000 detainees ranging from senior Taliban commanders to Afghan civilians.

They also include mid- and low-level Taliban, al Qaeda, and foreign fighters, he said.

The leaked NATO document revives the longstanding accusation that elements in Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence agency are aiding the insurgency in Afghanistan.

It says the ISI knows the whereabouts of all senior Taliban commanders, Starkey said.

Of course the greater irony is that the Pakistanis are dependent on American aid to support the Taliban and al-Qaeda's fight against the U.S.

SNAFU.

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By DMartyr at 08:10 AM | |

'Islamist Firster' President

Charles Hurt of The Washington Times gets it:

As for the rest of the world, Mr. Obama promised to devote himself to healing the grave injustices and halting the atrocities that have afflicted the world since the rise of radical, violent jihadism. With his Muslim roots, Mr. Obama was positioned better than any leader on the global stage to speak with authority to radical Islamists and finally bring about permanent peace.

Instead, Mr. Obama chose to unilaterally alienate perhaps our most strategically important ally in the world and do all he can to cozy up to the very people who are dedicated to destroying not only Israel, but America as well.

Leading Democrats have been in the news lately sliming Americans who stick up for Israel as being “Israel Firsters.” Well, Mr. Obama has become an “Islamist Firster.”

Read it all.

By DMartyr at 08:08 AM | |

Palestinian Authority TV Praises Fogel Family Murderers

Almost a year ago, two Palestinians broke into the home of Udi and Ruth Fogel. Inside, they massacred the couple along with three of their children.

Recently, on Palestinian Authority TV, the family of one of the killers praised him as 'a hero' and 'a legend':

One other thing I found most disturbing (apart from the senseless, brutal murders) is the utter ignorance expressed in comments at Youtube.com. The antisemitism is appalling and their knowledge (or lack of) about Islam is laughable. Many there are excusing and justifying the murders.

BigPeace notes that, while he has made many statements criticizing Israeli settlers in Jerusalem, Barack "Friend of Israel" Obama has not issued any statement condemning the slaughter of the Fogel Family or Palestine for praising murderers.

By DMartyr at 07:43 AM | |