Saturday, September 13, 2008

The rising cost of crime

Mexico is a very scary place to be! We need to do all we can to stabilize this country so that the people can go home. Just think of how many less Mexicans will still be up here if they have someplace to go home to.

The rising cost of crime | "Mexico’s security crisis is weighing heavily on the government of President Felipe Calderón, as the incidence of crime and violent deaths continues to rise, and Mexicans nationwide have begun to protest for more effective government action. The authorities are also acknowledging that beyond the social impact, insecurity and violence carry a heavy economic cost. Politically, too, the crime wave is damaging: it is translating into lower approval ratings for the president, and could cost the governing party dearly in 2009 mid-term elections.

Besides common street crime, the number of kidnappings in the country has grown rapidly, jumping by almost 40% between 2005 and 2007, according to official statistics. And this does not reflect the many abductions that are believed to go unreported. Particular attention recently was focused on the problem with the June kidnapping of Fernando Martí, the 14-year-old son of a prominent businessman, and the discovery of his body in the truck of a car on August 1st. This triggered an outpouring of outrage and a massive march on August 30th in Mexico City, the capital, and 54 cities around the country. Civil society is increasingly demanding an end to impunity and more effectiveness on the part of the authorities in confronting the security situation.

In total, there have been some 3,0"

ABC's Gibson grilled Palin hard, but it may backfire

Gov. Palin may have her faults, but it seems the biggest fault is that she is not full of hate for the common citizens in this wonderful country. She does not dispize people who work to make life easier for the wealthy. She loves America and what it stands for.

America, love it or leave it.

ABC's Gibson grilled Palin hard, but it may backfire - "There were no surprises, no knockout zingers, but also no bloopers Thursday night in Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's first TV interview since becoming the Republican vice presidential nominee.

Charles Gibson of ABC News was out for blood and inherently applied a double-standard compared with the kid gloves George Stephanopoulos used on Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois on Sunday night.

Gibson was out to embarrass Palin and expose her presumed ignorance from the word go. By contrast, when Obama referred to his 'Muslim faith' on Sunday and did not correct himself, Stephanopoulos rushed in at once to help him and emphasize that the senator had really meant to say his Christian faith.

By contrast, Gibson tried to embarrass Palin by referring to her Christian faith in asking people to pray for U.S. soldiers in Iraq. Palin countered by pointing out she was following the precedent set by Abraham Lincoln."

Latin America Heats Up: Is There a Policy?

A reason for the lack of policy for Latin America is that the US has been preoccupied with appeasing the Leftists who are taking over down there. We do not want to upset all their citizens who have fled up here for safety. Even though confronting their Communist governments would allow the refugees to return home and help to make things better. Time to send in the Marines. Kick some butt! If they do not want to work with us on be stable, then beat them until they are willing to concede the issue.

Counterterrorism Blog: Latin America Heats Up: Is There a Policy?: "The news that both Bolivia and Venezuela, whose presidents are staunch allies and friends, have chosen to expel the respective U.S. ambassadors is the most visible evidence of the frayed relations the United States now has with much of Latin America.

As my colleague Andrew Cochran wrote the United States then immediately took the step of designating the three most visible Venezuelan officials whose ties to the FARC were clearly established.

What is amazing is that, until this blow-up, U.S. officials in different departments of the government, have been minimizing the well-documented alliance, as well as other issues discussed below, that have made Latin America a far different place than it was five years ago.

Unfortunately, with the exception of Colombia policy, there has been virtually no policy toward Latin America, and the festering issues there have been left to fester."

Angry Dad Attacks Naked Boy in Daughter's Room With Metal Pipe

Take this to a jury and watch this guy get acquitted in near record time!

Sick teen jerk. Hero Dad! - Angry Dad Attacks Naked Boy in Daughter's Room With Metal Pipe - International News | News of the World | Middle East News | Europe News: "An angry Deltona father whacked his teenage daughter's boyfriend with a metal pipe after finding the boy naked in his daughter's room.

Authorities say the father, 45, didn't even know his daughter had a boyfriend or that the youngster had been sneaking into the home for more than a year.

When he heard noises coming from his daughter's bedroom Thursday morning and saw a stranger standing naked on the girl's bed, he swung a metal pipe. He then chased the teen out the front door and called police.

The boy was taken to the hospital where doctors closed a head wound with staples.

The father was charged with aggravated battery on a child and bonded out on $10,000."

Friday, September 12, 2008

Bush Lauded by Nat'l Organization of Community Organizers

Bush praised? Is this real?

Groupthink :: View topic - Bush Lauded by Nat'l Organization of Community Organizers: "Bush Lauded by Nat'l Organization of Community Organizers
By Komissar Blogunov
9/9/2008, 1:45 pm

Yesterday the National Organization of Community Organizers bestowed its most prestigious award on George W Bush for outstanding work in the organization of communities in Iraq and Afghanistan.

"It's truly an honor to receive such a covetized award," the president said in a few brief remarks at the ceremony honoring his achievement, "but we cannot forget that this was made possible only through the work and dedication of our excellent military personnel." Progressives everywhere were on their feet, chanting Progress! Progress!, applauding, cheering, and waving American flags.

Wiping away tears, NOW president Kim Gandy said between sniffles, "When I think of what Bush has done in liberating women from the oppression of Sharia law, and how he has with the aid of our brave men in uniform opened up new worlds of opportunity for the women of Afghanistan, well, I just can't express in words how proud I am."

"Everybody knew Saddam Hussein was a murdering tyrant and a threat to world peace," said Massachusetts senator John Kerry while fellow senators Durbin, Reid, and Biden nodded emphatically in the background, "and I know I speak for my fellow senators when I say I applaud our president and our military for having the courage to stand up to Saddam and take him down. The world is definitely a safer place."

"He gets all the credit as far as I'm concerned," said former Weatherman William Ayers in a phone interview. "You know, he opened my mind to a new concept - the idea of using force to protect the innocent and to liberate the truly oppressed, as opposed to using force against the innocent and those who risk their lives to protect them. Really, it's time I started to give back to this country that has been so good to me. Brilliant, just brilliant!"

"He's the man!" exclaimed presidential hopeful Barack Obama, "the surge succeeded just like everybody knew it would. If you want to know what greatness looks like, look no farther than George W Bush. He is the king of community organizers, and only in my most audacious dreams could I hope to achieve half the good he has done."

"God bless America! It's in the Bible! God bless America!" shouted pastor Jeremiah Wright who later said he was carried away in his enthusiasm when he saw Bush receive the award from NOCO. "America is a force for good in this world. Who overthrew Saddam Hussein and the Taliban? America and George W Bush did! Who set up the provisional government in Iraq, gave the people the chance to vote on their own constitution, and oversaw the successful establishment of a new government over there? America and George W Bush did!" Reverend Wright then led the audience in a rousing rendition of God Bless America.

"Y'know, this is one of the best days of my presidency," said President Bush. "Laura and I are gonna treasure this memory, and this award will have a special place over our mantelpiece at Crawford." When asked what his plans were after stepping down from power in January, Bush said, "Me and the family're gonna get together with Cindy Sheehan who's moved into our neighborhood and invited all of us to a barbeque. After that, we'll just have to wait and see. I hear my old friend Vladimir Putin and Jimmy Carter gotta Habitat for Humanity project going on in Tbilisi, and they just might need a little organizing over there." "

Mayor says firefighters deserve less pay because they can 'sleep'

Idiots exist all over, and this is proof! I know where the city can save some money...

The Neshoba Democrat | Mayor says firefighters deserve less pay because they can 'sleep': "'If you give the police department $2,000, the fire department should get it,' she said.

When Waddell said that on-duty firefighters could sleep from 9 o'clock to 5 or 6 o'clock in the morning if they didn't get called out and still get paid, Jackson fired back that police officers 'ride around during that time and burn gas.'"

Blair sister-in-law: Gaza world’s largest concentration camp

Gaza is a concentration camp where everyone is starving? Meanwhile, the British celebrity is shopping in shops full of food and buying enough food to either feed a Gazan family for a week, or herself for a day.

I am glad that the Israelis won't let her out. She needs to understand daily life in Gaza. When she has to either convert or get beaten to death, she will learn to love Gaza much more. Fool.

Blair sister-in-law: Gaza world’s largest concentration camp - Israel News, Ynetnews: "“The Palestinians’ suffering is physical, mental and emotional,' she went on, 'there is not a family here in which someone is not in desperate need of work, shelter or food. This is a humanitarian crisis on the scale of Darfur."

Pakistan could end cooperation in war on terror

Pakistani cooperation in the War on Terror has always been lukewarm as best. Now that the 'diplomatically inclined' Muslims have taken over from the military dictator, it seems inevitable that the thugs will step in and take over.

Once again, I wonder what to do with the Pakistani nukes. They scare me. I am sure that India and China are pretty scared too. What can we do?

Pakistan could end cooperation in war on terror - Yahoo! News: "The furor intensified Friday over Washington's decision to pursue Islamic militant targets inside Pakistan, with opposition lawmakers threatening the country could pull out of the war on terror if the U.S. refuses to respect its borders.

About 100 protesters burned American flags after the latest missile attack left at least 12 people dead in the North Waziristan region of the troubled northwest. Residents said they heard the sound of propeller-driven U.S. Predator drones circling overhead before the explosions.

President Bush secretly approved more aggressive cross-border operations in July, current and former American officials have told The Associated Press.

Since Aug. 13, there have been at least seven reported missile strikes as well as a raid by helicopter-borne U.S. commandos that Pakistani officials claim killed 15 civilians in tribally governed territory where the government has little control. The frontier region is considered a likely hiding place for Osama bin Laden and his deputy, Ayman al-Zawahri."

Counter-Terrorism: Speed Becomes A Weapon

I love to harp on how great our boys are! It will take a couple of years to get the Afghan /Pakistan border developed to this degree, but the survivors of Iraq have been retreating to there. This means it will be quicker to set it all up and apply the lessons learned in Iraq to the new region.

Keep kicking butt! Semper Fi!

Counter-Terrorism: Speed Becomes A Weapon: "In the first six months of this year, Al Qaeda carried out 28 attacks in Iraq, killing 125 civilians. That's in sharp contrast to the first six months of 2007, where there were some 300 attacks and over 1,500 dead civilians. What made the difference was the growth of information on who and where the terrorists were. This was something that had been going on for over three years, and it hit a critical mass a year ago as U.S. forces gained enough traction (in terms of knowing who and where the terrorists were) to go in and strike a devastating blow.


Counter-terror operations in Iraq are increasingly concentrating on chasing down specific terrorists and their organizations. The amount of intelligence residing in databases, plus the daily flow of new information makes it possible to track terrorist cells and chase after them with high confidence that they will be caught. There are still a lot of Islamic terrorists out there in Iraq, but now they have to spend most of their time on OpSec (operational security, making sure that they, or their bomb making workshops, are not discovered.)

Every night in Iraq, about a dozen known bad guys are hauled in. Some of these guys give up their buddies, or incriminating documents or other evidence (often fingerprints) will do it. For the last three years, U.S. troops have been fingerprinting every suspicious character they have come across. The guy they turned lose three years ago for lack of evidence, may be on a wanted list today because his prints were found all over some warm weapons or bomb making materials. Prints can even be lifted off some fragments of exploded bombs.

The army and marines have been doing the same thing police forces and corporations have been doing for over a decade; taking data from many different sources and quickly sorting out what all the pieces mean. It's called fusion and data mining, and it's a weapon that is having a dramatic impact on what many thought was an unwinnable war.

The final factor in this trend was the parallel growth of raiding and command techniques. American troops have developed organization, equipment and tactics that enable them to rapidly and safely (for both the raiders and suspects) go after suspects in dense residential areas (or farms in rural areas). You don't hear much about this, because these raids do not generate casualties or the kind of violence that grabs headlines. American commanders and headquarters have also learned how to plan and execute these raids very quickly (sometimes within minutes of new information being discovered.) This means, that after a terrorist hideout is raided, information found there can generate additional raids in less than an hour. The new raids often catch terrorists who have not yet heard of the earlier raid that turned up the data putting them on the American radar. Speed is a weapon, and it takes years to develop a superior amount of it. "

How To Make Palestine Go Away

I notice that the Media does not cover the Gazan Civil War with the same verve that they used to cover the "Iraqi Civil War" the the AQ piggies kept trying to incite, with Media assistance. Meanwhile, More Gazan terrorists are killed by other Gazan terrorists than Israelis, so there is nothing worth reporting. Media bias? What Media bias?

It is great to see that Hamas is failing no that they have the power. It is not so great to see that AQ is helping with the fighting. Who do you root for when the fighting is between terrorist thugs?

Israel: How To Make Palestine Go Away: "Israel has refused to free a 1,500, or even a thousand, Palestinians from jail, in return for the release of an Israeli soldier held (for two years) by Hamas. Israel has offered to release 450 Palestinians (and mostly low level offenders, not the killers and terrorist leaders Hamas wants). Thus negotiations with Hamas are deadlocked. Meanwhile, the Israelis have been warning their citizens to beware visiting nations with large Moslem populations, because Hezbollah has begun a large scale effort to kill or kidnap Israelis overseas, this being the easiest way to strike at Israel (at least according to Hezbollah thinking.)

Hamas is in a downward spiral. Opinion polls show that Hamas would receive only 29 percent of the vote if elections were held today, versus 43 percent for Fatah. The problem is that the economic problems in Gaza (largely the result of Hamas insisting that its main goal is the destruction of Israel) have changed attitudes towards Hamas (but not towards Israel, which most Palestinians still want destroyed, or at least hurt in a big way.) The hatred of Israel by Palestinians appears to be implacable, and unlikely to change any time soon. There is growing armed opposition to Hamas in Gaza, largely from al Qaeda affiliated groups. But this opposition is not strong enough to really threaten Hamas control. The Hamas reaction solution to its problems has been to build a police state in Gaza. This is not popular, but Hamas has sufficient popular support (at least a third of the 1.5 million population) to make this work. Egypt is concerned that Hamas will provide a base for Islamic terrorists, and their attacks into Egypt. A solution being talked up in Egypt is the takeover and annexation of Gaza. Israel would have to agree to this, and is apparently giving serious consideration to the idea. That has resurrected the old proposal that the West Bank be given back to Jordan (which used to control it, but give up its claims after the Palestinians decided they were a separate people four decades ago). Jordan already has many Palestinians, who comprise over half their population. Jordan has never been keen on acquiring more Palestinian citizens (the royal family that rules Jordan is Bedouin, and relies on the Bedouin minority to stay in power.)

Meanwhile, Israel has made it very difficult for Palestinians to travel between the West Bank and Gaza. Israeli counter-terror operations in the West Bank are as active as ever, keeping the terrorists neutralized (as they have been for several years.)

Israel has supplied Fatah with several thousand assault rifles and pistols, as well as vehicles (armored and unarmored.) Israel has also released about a thousand West Bank residents from jail. Most of these were being held for low level offenses, but the gesture has made Fatah more popular. "

Dutch Movie - the Dry Bones Blog

Since Bones is having trouble finding Fitna, I will appease him with my copy. Enjoy!

Dutch Movie - the Dry Bones Blog: "The Dutch movie 'Fitna' shows the Western world how its latest mortal enemy, extremist Islam, uses the Koran to preach and carry out terror attacks. Result? The film has been banned everywhere in the Western world! Including the Internet!!! Just try to find it online! It's a total surrender to terror. Appeasement based on fear!"

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Afghanistan: Taliban accused of using civilians to provoke US attacks

AKI - Adnkronos international Afghanistan: Taliban accused of using civilians to provoke US attacks: "The Taliban are trying to induce American forces to kill civilians, including women and children, in Afghanistan, a senior US government official said on Thursday.

James Glassman, the US State Department's under secretary for public diplomacy, was speaking in response to the controversial air strike carried out by American forces that allegedly killed at least 90 civilians in western Afghanistan in August.

'The problem of civilian casualties is a big one,' he said in a television interview broadcast on the BBC."

Google Surrenders to Sen.Lieberman, Changes YouTube to Bar Terrorist Incitement

While this sounds like a great thing, I am wondering if it will actually happen.

Counterterrorism Blog: Google Surrenders to Sen.Lieberman, Changes YouTube to Bar Terrorist Incitement: "Google Surrenders to Sen.Lieberman, Changes YouTube to Bar Terrorist Incitement
By Andrew Cochran

On June 3, I posted about Google's hypocrisy in taking down a YouTube clip in Thailand because it "offended" the King, while continuing to enable terrorist organizations to post videos inciting violence. In May, Sen. Joseph Lieberman had urged Google to remove Internet videos produced by terrorist organizations, such as Al-Qaeda, from YouTube subsidiary. "Islamist terrorist organizations use YouTube to disseminate their propaganda, enlist followers, and provide weapons training. YouTube also, unwittingly, permits Islamist terrorist groups to maintain an active, pervasive, and amplified voice, despite military setbacks or successful operations by the law enforcement and intelligence communities." At that point, Google would not tighten its guidelines, citing free speech concerns. I commented that Google was risking litigation in the event of an attack by terrorists with a YouTube presence.

Today, Sen. Lieberman released a victorious press release, announcing Google's decision to strengthen the standards for videos on YouTube to bar those that incite violence. According to his release, the revised guidelines bar "predatory behavior, stalking, threats, harassment, intimidation, invading privacy, revealing other people's personal information, and inciting others to commit violent acts..."

Congratulations to Sen. Lieberman for his perseverance and to Google for changing its policies."

An Invitation To Anarchy

You need to read the rest of this. These global warming fanatics need to be moved to the far north to stop the advancing glaciers.

Wolf Howling: An Invitation To Anarchy: "The problems of the UK seem to be multiplying. Britain suffers from an aging system of electrical production and a government that has dithered over its fantasy love affair with non-carbon technologies for over a decade. As the EU Referendum states, the end result is a real possibility of the 'lights going out' in the forseeable future. This situation, already quite serious, just got worse. A group of greens who did tens of thousands of pounds in damage to a coal fired electrical plant has been cleared of the charges upon jury trial. The defense turned the trial into a referendum on global warming. The jury accepted the defense. The defense was supported on the witness stand by Zach Goldman, a Tory candidate for Parliament, who argued that civil disobediance was justified in this case."

Patriots Day

I usually don't post much more than a quick remembrance for this sad day, but I have been using Dogpile as my search engine and they need a nice Thank You for the image they put up for the day:

Since Google and the other major search engines do not care about this holiday, I am going to recommend that you also switch over to a Patriotic company.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Case of Belal Khazaal and "Essential Provisions in the Rules of Jihad"

I am glad to see that some juries and judges are able to fight the legal jihadis as well as the military tends to do.

Counterterrorism Blog: The Case of Belal Khazaal and "Essential Provisions in the Rules of Jihad": "The Case of Belal Khazaal and "Essential Provisions in the Rules of Jihad"
By Evan Kohlmann

Yesterday, at the Supreme Court of New South Wales (NSW) in Sydney, Australia, former Qantas Airlines baggage handler Belal Khazaal was convicted by a jury of "knowingly making a document connected with assistance in a terrorist act" in violation of S101.5 of the Australian Commonwealth Criminal Code. The charges were filed in relation to a book published by Khazaal under the alias "Abu Mohammed al-Tawhidi" titled "Essential Provisions in the Rules of Jihad." The book, dated September 2003, was written in Arabic and included large sections directly appropriated from the raw writings of known terrorist leaders -- such as Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri's book "Knights Under the Prophet's Banner." According to an introduction to the book signed by "Abu Mohammed al-Tawhidi" (a.k.a. Khazaal):

"This is but a short document I hastily prepared in response to a request from brothers working to support this religion. I was requested to prepare it, in this fashion, to serve as a reference to all brothers or small cells desiring to support this religion. With Allah’s help I set on its compilation and I completed it in few days. I am however convinced that had I sufficient time and had I been settled in my residence I would have produced a better job than this work which has been conceived in haste. However, better 'haste' than never... I seek the Almighty’s reward and I seek martyrdom for his sake. I do so running towards it not away from it. I beseech my brothers who read this message to pray that I may attain martyrdom."

Khazaal's 102-page "master guide" to the "essential provisions in the rules of jihad" included both theoretical and ideological material--as well as detailed, explicit instructions on how best to exterminate "Americans and Jews." The book includes an entire step-by-step manual on conducting assassinations (originally written by Saudi Al-Qaida commander Abu Jandal al-Azdi), as well as directions on "remote control detonation devices", "letters and letter bombs", "booby trapping a car", "detonating a car from a distance", "sniping", "smothering", "hitting with a hammer", and "martyrdom operations." Among other things, the book emphasizes to readers that "small groups can cause havoc among Americans": "Pursuing Americans and Jews is not an impossible task. Killing them with a single shot, a stab or a pack of a popular mix or with an iron rod is not a difficult deed. Neither is burning their properties with a Molotov bottle. Small groups with small available means can cause horror to American and Jew alike."

One of the final sections of Khazaal's book is titled, "Recommendations to the Mujahideen: Examples of Jihad During Weaker Times to Emulate." According to this section:

"The impressive success of the conquest of New York is but a reminder that today’s mujahideen are no less than their forefathers. They are young, very professional men who can fly and maneuver planes. They are so disciplined to follow instructions to the letter and are ready to sacrifice themselves to regain the dignity and glory of the Muslim nation. Friend and foe alike acknowledge that today Mujahideen are technologically-savvy and employ sophisticated communication technology such as satellite telephones and use the Internet through a coded manner including steganography and other forms of technology... Of the unique examples that attracted my attention in the last two decades are legends that need no introduction. But it is the quality of men that needs emphasis. The famous 'Engineer' Yahya Ayyash and another unknown and unrecognized man yet he is no less heroic, Ramzi Yousef... His original plan was to destroy the entire [World Trade Center] inflicting maximum damage and casualties in the vicinity of a quarter of a million as punishment for America‘s frequent bloody interventions in Islamic affairs... I can only imagine his glee in his captivity (may Allah break his chains) as he was listening to the news of the Conquest of New York and the success his comrades were able to carry out what he started."

Khazaal's conviction in what has been a landmark legal case in Australia represents a major victory for the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the Office of the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP). It should also be taken as a stern warning to those--not just in Australia, but around the world--who believe that they can continue to use the Internet to incite the murder of innocent civilians in terrorist acts without facing serious consequences for their own actions. "

CDC Campaign Targets MRSA Infections

I am glad that the CDC is working on getting the word out so that the families might be able to see if they are infected.

CDC Campaign Targets MRSA Infections - Infectious Diseases: Causes, Types, Prevention, Treatment and Facts on "A national campaign to teach parents how to protect kids from skin infections caused by dangerous methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria was launched this week by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

MRSA, a type of staph bacteria that's resistant to certain antibiotics, can cause severe infections in people in hospitals and other health care facilities. It can also cause skin infections in healthy people who haven't recently been hospitalized, the CDC said.

MRSA is spread through direct contact with an infection, sharing personal items such as towels or razors that have touched infected skin, or by touching surfaces contaminated by MRSA.

Parents need to teach children about the signs and symptoms of MRSA skin infections, which appear as a bump or infected area on the skin that may be red, swollen, painful, warm to the touch, or contain pus or other drainage. Fever may be another symptom.

The CDC said parents also need to help children keep their cuts and scrapes clean and covered with a bandage and encourage children to have good hand washing and general hygiene habits."

Homeland Security goes on special alert

The terrorists keep trying, and we keep finding them. The biggest problem then is that the US Legal System does not really handle arrests before the crime is committed. The judges all want to see a crime committed so that they know the person was truly plotting and that the cops aren't just trying to frame people.

Homeland Security goes on special alert: "As the seventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks nears, Homeland Security agents are on heightened alert for young Turkish Muslims who may be trying to enter the U.S. as part of an al-Qaida terrorist operation, WND has learned from counterterrorism officials and internal agency documents.

Meanwhile, agents are monitoring more than 20,000 suspected homegrown terrorists on the FBI's watchlist to prevent them from boarding commercial aircraft.

All of the individuals are American citizens or permanent legal residents 'who have some relationship with terrorist activity,' said Leonard Boyle, who heads the FBI's terrorism screening center in McLean, Va.

Homeland Security has programmed a computer system that screens inbound passengers for signs of terrorist activity to flag Turkish and other individuals whose passports show travel to Pakistan.

U.S. intelligence officials say jihadist websites indicate that hundreds of Turks have recently trained in al-Qaida camps in Pakistan, and may have sworn to carry out suicide operations against the West."

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Terror groups developing 'dirty bomb', say security chiefs

People like to tell me that the Pakistanis and the other Muslims would never allow a terrorist to get their bloody hands on a nuke. I fear otherwise. Pakistan is a very dangerous place. It is time to get the nukes out of there and return them when the crisis is over.

Terror groups developing 'dirty bomb', say security chiefs - Telegraph: "At least one plot has been uncovered involving Pakistani-based terrorists planning to use nuclear material against a major European target.

Osama bin Laden's al-Qa'eda terror group, whose terrorist infrastructure is based in the province of Waziristan in northwest Pakistan, is known to be trying to acquire nuclear technology to use in terror attacks against the West.

Other militant Islamist groups in Pakistan, such as the newly formed Pakistani Taliban, have also shown an interest in developing weapons with a nuclear capability, according to Western security officials.

Security chiefs fear the mounting political instability in Pakistan will make it easier for militant Islamist groups to develop a primitive nuclear device.

Pakistan is the world's only Muslim country with a nuclear weapons arsenal, which was developed during the 1990s by the rogue Pakistani nuclear scientist Dr Abdul Qadir (AQ) Khan."

Illegal Alien Advocates Want to End Drunk Driving Enforcement

People sometimes ask me why I consider the borders and illegal aliens to be part of the security threat to the US. Here is your answer. Too many Mexicans are getting drunk in the US and driving around!

When illegals are caught, send them to a special Deportation Prison in Arizona. I think the local sheriff can give some pointers on how to run it. Can we put a bounty on the turning in of illegals? Or at least enforce some of the laws currently on the books?

The Jawa Report: Illegal Alien Advocates Want to End Drunk Driving Enforcement: "A campaign to stop enforcement of drunk driving laws has been launched by an Ethics Studies Professor at UC - Riverside.

Professor Armando Navarro is urging all citizens to forward a form letter to the Pomona City Council indicating that sobriety checkpoints are 'a grave threat to the stability of the local economy, and social harmony within the community.'

I contend that enforcement of drunk driving laws is a good thing. Readers can weigh in, for or against, by contacting the Pomona City Council which is considering the issue."

Pair seized boy to test security, police say

On the one hand, this is a good thing to know. On the other, these two need to be locked up for a few years for the stress they caused this kid's family. I am sure that the police will quickly ensure the safety of the rest of the schools in the area. - News - Pair seized boy to test security, police say: "Two North Las Vegas women were arrested Monday after police said they snatched a 6-year-old boy near Mackey Elementary School and kept him for more than two hours before handing him over to Clark County School District personnel.

The women's motive was to prove how lax security is at Mackey, North Las Vegas police said.

Police accused two friends, 40-year-old Laurinda Drake and 40-year-old Elaine Clermont, of participating in the student's kidnapping. Police said Drake picked up the boy near the school, at 2726 Englestad Street in North Las Vegas, and drove him to different locations, including a Wal-Mart store and Clermont's house.

Police said the boy was picked up at 9:30 a.m. and turned over at noon to officials at the district's administrative center, 5100 W. Sahara Ave."

California Burglar Allegedly Wakes Men With Spice Rub

I just can't quite wrap my mind around this freaky incident. Anyone want to help me?

Spice rub? Was he going to eat them? Was this some sick gay thing?

California Burglar Allegedly Wakes Men With Spice Rub: Top News Stories at "Authorities say they've arrested a man who broke into the home of two California farmworkers, stole money, rubbed one with spices and whacked the other with a sausage before fleeing.

Fresno County sheriff's Lt. Ian Burrimond says 22-year-old Antonio Vasquez was found hiding in a field wearing only a T-shirt, boxers and socks after the Saturday morning attack.

He says deputies arrested Vasquez after finding a wallet containing his ID in the ransacked house.

The farmworkers told deputies the suspect woke them Saturday morning by rubbing spices on one of them and smacking the other with an 8-inch sausage.

Burrimond says money allegedly stolen was recovered."

Russian anti-submarine aircraft, nuclear battle cruiser head for Venezuela

Now that the Communists are firmly in control, the US is being threatened by the Soviets. Why are the Russians being so aggressive? Anyone care to take a guess?

DEBKAfile - Russian anti-submarine aircraft, nuclear battle cruiser head for Venezuela: "Russian foreign ministry spokesman Andrei Nesterenko’s announcement in Moscow provided sketchy details of the coming Russian deployment at a Venezuela airport and the joint naval war games with Hugo Chavez’s navy in the Caribbean. Caracas announced that four Russian ships with almost 1,000 sailors aboard would join its navy for maneuvers on November 10-14.

DEBKAfile’s military sources itemize its composition:

The maritime reconnaissance/anti-submarine warfare turboprop TU-142 (NATO coded Bear F, or Bear J), which can fly 6,500 km, i.e. from Venezuela to the US coast will be temporarily based at a Venezuelan airport.

This move will further strain US-Russian relations.

Nesterenko played down the presence of the TU-142 in his statement that a smallish Russian flotilla would be holding naval training exercises off Venezuela in November. Our sources inferred that the warplanes would land in October, arriving before the flotilla, which will be bigger and more formidable than the Russian and Venezuelan spokesmen indicated.

According to DEBKAfile’s military sources, it will consist of six to eight vessels, led by the Kirov Class (Type 1144.2) Peter the Great nuclear-powered heavy missile cruiser, one of the largest warships in the world, which is designed to guard the rest of the group against submarine and air attack.

It is armed with the Granit (NATO designated SS-N-19 Shipwreck) long range, anti-ship missile system, consisting of 20 missiles. If the lead missile is intercepted, one of the others moves into the lead role.

Peter the Great is also equipped with 40 S-300F air defense missiles.

Other ships in the Russian flotilla are the Admiral Chabanenko , the Russian navy’s most advanced guided missile anti-submarine battleship, and the guided nuclear missile cruiser Pyotr Velikiy . They will be escorted by five smaller warships and a fuel vessel.

DEBKAfile’s military experts deduce from the makeup of the Russian group that, while it is being presented as primarily defensive, it fact it is the core infrastructure of an important Russian air and fleet presence for shielding a potential assault deployment in the event of a Kremlin decision to base one in Venezuela."

Monday, September 08, 2008

Challenges still to prevent future acts of terrorism

While this article blames the reason for the majority of terrorist acts on Australians on the governments alliance with the US, I think that is a seriously big stretch of the truth. The truth is that the Muslims want to conquer the world for Islam and Allah. Not everyone seems to understand that, even when it is taught in every mosque and all over the internet in videos. The Left and their butt monkeys in the Media have conspired to keep the Proles ignorant until the bloody end so that the Conservative Right will be shown to fail.

Challenges still to prevent future acts of terrorism - Opinion - Editorial - General - The Canberra Times: "The threat within Australia now comes not so much from outsiders, but from home-grown elements. The usual motivating factor for home-grown terrorism is the perception of the host nation's participation in anti-Muslim activities.

Home-grown Islamist terrorism can take three basic forms: the small group of (usually four) friends influenced by a strong leader within the group; the larger group influenced by a charismatic preacher; and the group of temporary-resident tertiary or postgraduate professionals.

There is another category which is not necessarily Islamist. It involves a fixated, sometimes politically motivated, individual, who feels that he (rarely she) has to act violently against a prominent individual or group held responsible for his misfortunes or society's ills.

Often, potential terrorists are disaffected by their perceptions of discrimination and an inability to fit into the host society."

CIA, FBI push 'Facebook for spies'

I am torn on this. I worry about the ability to keep things secret yet I am happy that the information is being shared better so that maybe some more dots will be connected sooner. Maybe.

I am hoping this will work and would love to be able to have a Master Key! Some realy interesting stuff will be in there.

CIA, FBI push 'Facebook for spies' - "The goal of A-Space, like intelligence analysis in general, is to protect the United States by assessing all the information available to the spy agencies. Missing crucial data can have enormous implications, such as an FBI agent who sent an e-mail before September 11, 2001, warning of people learning to fly airplanes but not learning to land them.

'There was the question, 'Was that a dot that failed to connect?' Well, that person did this via e-mail,' Wertheimer said. 'A-Space is the kind of place where you can log that observation and know that your fellow analysts can see that.'

Even though Facebook, MySpace and other social-networking sites that inspired A-Space are predominantly the domain of young people, there apparently is no such generational divide on A-Space.

'We have found that participation in A-Space crosses every conceivable age line and experience line. People are excited, no matter what age group,' Wertheimer said.

Of course, the material on A-Space is highly classified, so it won't be available for the public. Only intelligence personnel with the proper security clearance, and a reason to be examining particular information, can access the site. The creators of A-Space do not want it to be used by some future double agent such as Jonathan Pollard or Robert Hanssen to steal America's 21st-century secrets.

"We're building [a] mechanism to alert that behavior. We call that, for lack of a better term, the MasterCard, where someone is using their credit card in a way they've never used it before, and it alerts so that maybe that credit card has been stolen," Wertheimer said. "Same thing here. We're going to actually do patterns on the way people use A-Space." "

3 Accused U.K. Airline 'Liquid Bomb' Plotters Found Guilty

Well, it is only three of the eight, but it is not a bad start. May they burn in Hell as they wished their victims to do. - 3 Accused U.K. Airline 'Liquid Bomb' Plotters Found Guilty - International News | News of the World | Middle East News | Europe News: "A jury in the U.K. has found three men guilty of conspiracy to murder in the trans-Atlantic airline 'liquid bomb' plot.

Abdulla Ahmed Ali, Assad Sarwar and Tanvir Hussain were found guilty of plotting to kill 'persons unknown,' but not necessarily on planes.

The prosecutor told jurors during the trial that the men planned to attack United Airlines, American Airlines and Air Canada flights by smuggling liquid explosives onto jets and detonating them in-flight.

The jury failed to reach a verdict on four other defendants, while a fifth was cleared.

The unraveling of the plot in the summer of 2006 caused travel chaos. Restrictions on the amount of liquid passengers can carry in their hand luggage — imposed in the wake of the men's arrest — still remain in place.

Prosecutors claimed the blasts on the seven planes would have had devastating and deadly consequences on the scale of the Sept. 11 attacks.

The trial lasted five months, including a six week jury deliberation."

WWII unit holds ‘farewell’ reunion

All good things must come to an end. This is sad, but understandable.

Say a prayer for our veterans. Both the living and those already reporting for duty in the afterlife.

WWII unit holds ‘farewell’ reunion - Marine Corps News, news from Iraq - Marine Corps Times: "As Joe Chovelak stands in the World War II Memorial here, his bushy white eyebrows bristle at the notion that his beloved 29th Bomb Group is holding its last reunion.

“That is harsh. I mean, ‘last reunion’ is like going to a funeral,” said Chovelak, 83, the tireless historian of the Army Air Forces that bombed Japan in 1945 and came here this weekend for the group’s 13th and final get-together. “This is a ‘farewell’ reunion.”

Farewell or last, the World War II generation is dwindling. Of 16 million who served, only one in eight remain. The Department of Veterans Affairs expects that 300,000 veterans will die this year.

Chovelak, of Naperville, Ill., will present a box of memorabilia to the Library of Congress on Monday. It will include a roster of the 2,500 men of the 29th Bomb Group. The unit’s other records will be donated to an Air Force museum in Dayton, Ohio."

Intelligence: Who Doesn't Dare, Loses

The Liberals are so afraid of the CIA that it is almost comical. They have emasculated the Agency and made it almost completely unable to provide any real intelligence. while a picture is worth a thousand words, it can also lead to very misleading words. To know what is really going on, one needs to listen to what is being said. Taking pictures from space is a good way to prove things, but it is not good for much else until there is something to prove. That requires a person who has listened to the subjects.

Intelligence: Who Doesn't Dare, Loses: "The CIA lost its soul, it's heart, and most of its guts, in the late 1970s. Lots of brains are left, with big budgets to buy all manner of neat technology. But the bosses live fear of grandstanding politicians and headline hungry journalists. While the British, the Israelis, and most other nations, have managed to capture and retain the ability to do street level intelligence, the CIA has not. It now serves mainly to draw fire, while other organizations get the job done."

My Life

I am sorry I have not been writing as much. I have been posting a few of the links that I have read, but not commenting on them right away. Life has been keeping me hopping lately.

I decided to work on my advanced degrees, which is tying me up with studies. I have been fighting with my injuries. Last week I was suffering from so much pain that I had trouble opening my eyes even with narcotics flooding my system. When you vomit from the pain that usually means you should not play with the computer for a while!

Thanks to the people who have been checking me out anyway. I am slowing down, but not out. I want to educate the people about security threats around the world and this blog is just a part of it, but a very important part. If you would like a comment on anything more quickly, just post a comment and I will put that article at the top of the que for my thoughts.

Thanks for your patience.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Washington Rampage Suspect: 'I Kill for God'

No religion is given. Could it be that a Christian has finally snapped? Or is this just a nut case who used his limited learning about Christ to mumble something to keep out of prison?

He is obviously nuts, just shoot him and get it over with. - Washington Rampage Suspect: 'I Kill for God' - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News: "'I kill for God. I listen to God,' a man accused of a Washington shooting rampage earlier this week that left six people dead and four injured said at his court hearing Friday.

Isaac Zamora made the chilling comment twice at the brief hearing in Skagit County District Court while investigators wrapped up their work at eight crime scenes. The 28-year-old is being held on $5 million bail in the wake of Tuesday's rampage.

The attacks began near Zamora's mother's home near the tiny town of Alger, 70 miles north of Seattle, and continued on Interstate 5. After a high-speed police pursuit, Zamora surrendered at a sheriff's office in Mount Vernon, about 20 miles south of Alger."

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