Saturday, September 20, 2008

US Embassy in Yemen targeted in complex assault - The Long War Journal

US Embassy in Yemen targeted in complex assault - The Long War Journal: "Yemeni security forces repelled a complex attack on the US Embassy in the capital of Sana'a. More than 16 were killed after terrorists detonated multiple bombs then launched a ground attack in an attempt to breach the compound.

The attack began after several bombs were detonated just outside the embassy. The terrorists then ambushed the first responders by using prepositioned snipers. The terrorists were wearing uniforms of Yemeni security forces and driving what appeared to be police cars, which enabled them to get close to the heavily fortified compound.

A sustained firefight then ensued between the terrorists and the embassy guards. The exchange of fire included machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades, and hand grenades according to one report. It was reported that one of the attackers was wearing a suicide vest. Six attackers were killed as well as a dozen Yemeni security forces.

Two Americans are among several civilians reported to have been killed in the attack. The family of Susan Ali Elbaneh, a US citizen, said she was killed today in the terrorist attack in Yemen. The 19 year old Yemeni-American was one of the civilians killed outside the embassy during the attack. The newlywed Elbaneh was alongside her husband of two months, a family member reported.

Susan Elbaneh is a relative of Yemeni-American Jaber Elbaneh who is on the FBI's most wanted list. Yemen has refused to extradite him. There are no indications that Ms. Elbaneh's presence at the embassy was anything more than a random occurrence. She accompanied her sister in law who had an appointment with the embassy. Ms. Elbaneh's nephew, aged three, may also be among the casualties.

The US withdrew nonessential personnel in March due to terror threats and only recently decided to reverse that decision.

A group calling itself Yemeni Islamic Jihad took credit for today's attack. The group last month claimed responsibility for a July suicide car bombing at a police station in Hadramout killed one policeman and injured 18. "

Friday, September 19, 2008

Attrition: The Big Killers Get Away Unseen

Attrition: The Big Killers Get Away Unseen: "The Big Killers Get Away Unseen

September 18, 2008: War is a matter of definition, because there are high levels of violence in many parts of the world that are not considered, by the media anyway, as a war. Overall (worldwide), 700-800,000 people a year a dying from violence. Fewer than ten percent of those deaths are caused by what is generally regarded as a "war." But three or four times as many die from war related disease and starvation. Then again, far more people die from disease and starvation in parts of the world where there is little violence.

For example, South Africa has a murder rate of 65 per 100,000 population per year. The death rate is also high in some other African countries (like Sudan, Somalia and Congo), but those places don't keep records as efficiently as South Africa. The Iraqi rate is now running at about 48 per 100,000. The Afghanistan rate is about half that. India, another area with lots of terrorism (and half of it is from communist and tribal rebels) the murder rate is about four per 100,000. That's about the same as most European nations, and half the U.S. rate. But the Western Hemisphere has always had a higher homicide rate than the Old World. No one is quite sure why.

The amount of disease and starvation deaths in Africa is staggering, resulting in average life expectancies of under 40 years in several countries that are not at war. Most of the early deaths in Africa are the result of corruption and inefficient government. "

Intelligence: FBI Unleashed

Intelligence: FBI Unleashed: "FBI Unleashed

September 18, 2008: The U.S. wants to rescind rules that govern how quickly FBI agents can pursue an investigation. Back in the 1970s, Congress forced the FBI and CIA to limit their ability to investigate spies, terrorists or criminals. This was in reaction to presidents in the 1960s and 70s using these two agencies too freely for partisan purposes. In the last decade, it's been accepted that these restrictions were partially responsible for al Qaeda being able to carry out the September 11, 2001 attacks (in particular those terrorists who learned to fly the aircraft at American flight schools).

It's also become obvious that terrorists exploit these restrictions, knowing that they have more time to flee, or just detect FBI interest in them. Under the old restrictions, the FBI had to deal with terrorists like they would a U.S. citizen suspected of a crime that was already committed. With terrorists, you are mainly trying to detect and stop terrorists before they can carry out their attacks.

Under the new rules, FBI agents have the ability to conduct surveillance, interview people possibly associated with suspects and generally look into possible terrorists without waiting. The new rules will enable the FBI to more effectively undertake their new (post-September 11, 2001) intelligence collecting duties, and are to go into effect at the end of the month. Congress, however, could intervene and prevent implementation.

Talk Like A Pirate Day - September 19

Welcome to the Official site for Talk Like A Pirate Day - September 19: "Talk Like A Pirate Day 2008

September 19th falls on a Friday this year, so folks are making plans for an extended Talk Like A Pirate weekend. Let us know about yours!"

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Peralta to be given Navy Cross posthumously

I think you deserved the Medal of Honor, Sergeant. Semper Fi. Rest in Peace.

Peralta to be given Navy Cross posthumously - Marine Corps News, news from Iraq - Marine Corps Times: "Navy Secretary Donald C. Winter will award the Navy Cross medal — the nation’s second-highest combat award for valor in combat — to Sgt. Rafael Peralta, who pulled an enemy grenade to his body before it exploded, the Marine Corps announced Wednesday.
Discussion: If Peralta's actions don't rate a Medal of Honor, what does?

Peralta, 25, died Nov. 15, 2004, while he and members of Alpha Company of 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, were in the second week of fighting in the Battle of Fallujah when he barged into a house with a rifle squad. They immediately came under fire from insurgents inside the house.

“Peralta was caught in a deadly crossfire between insurgents and his Marines, leaving him mortally wounded,” officials said in an announcement released by I Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Pendleton. “After the initial exchange of gunfire, the insurgents broke contact, throwing a fragmentation grenade as they fled the building.” The grenade stopped near Peralta’s head, they said, and “without hesitation and with complete disregard for his own safety, Peralta reached out and pulled the grenade to his body, absorbing the brunt of the blast and shielding fellow Marines only feet away. Peralta succumbed to his wounds.”

Officials did not say when the Navy Cross would be presented to Peralta’s family. In making the announcement, they acknowledged that the fatal blow may have come from another Marine’s weapon.

“Following multiple and exhaustive reviews, the evidence supports the finding that Peralta was likely hit by ‘friendly fire,’” officials said in the statement. “This finding has no bearing on the decision to award the Navy Cross medal.”"

Jihadis vs Bikers

I am not sure what to think about working with the Hells Angels. They are racist drug dealers who are at least willing to fight against the Muslims, but they might demand too much in return in the long run. IF things return to some semblance of normality.

I think a better option is to form groups who will stand up to the Muslims without breaking any laws. Well, except for the PC ones that demand the immigrants be treated better than the nationals. When the cops are rougher on the locals than the foreigners, that is an issue.

Something... and Half of Something: Taking it to the Streets: "Taking it to the Streets

The United States of America can learn a lesson from Denmark, and what happens when a government places the rights and values of its own people behind a group of lawless, violent immigrants. That lesson would be that those very people will form their own groups and defend themselves, with violence. This is a bitter and terrible solution to something which could have been fixed so easily by simple acts of legislation.

The end result, in Denmark, ordinary citizens are joining for outlaw bikers gangs who are ready, willing and able to fight the moslem hordes because the police will not.

The Hell’s Angels biker group is experiencing a flood of new applications for membership, in particular for its support group AK81.

AK81 is a support group for the Hell’s Angels. The acronym stands for the Danish words Altid Klar (Always Ready), while 81 are the alphabet numbers for H and A.

The increase in membership enquiries comes in connection with a showdown in recent weeks between immigrant groups and the Hell’s Angels as well as shows of strength by Hell’s Angels members who have walked the streets of Copenhagen and Århus en masse.

A concerned police force has, however, registered the flood of interest in being recruited to what is termed the Hell’s Angels ‘mini-army’.

“We are worried that this is escalating and involving more and more people,” says Deputy Chief Superintendant Jørgen Isalin of the National Investigation Support Centre.

“It’s all going very fast now and there is no doubt that more and more people are joining. This is also happening on the other side too where large numbers of anti-social youths are supporting criminal immigrant groups who cause trouble in the streets and are provoking the Hell’s Angels,” he says.

Lines are being drawn in Denmark, lines between the lawless moslem gangs and the lawless biker gangs, and the police crackdowns are strangely one sided, the bikers go to jail and the moslems go free.

The police, who have used all their resources at keeping the bikers in check, have used a far more soft touch towards the muslim gangs. Very often the police withdraw from confrontations, and leave demolishing hordes of immigrants untouched, contrary to a simple house search or an arrrest relating to the Bikers’ gangs, when they arrive in overwhelming numbers, ready with bullet proof vests and submachine guns.

Only little more than a week ago, a gang of about 50 immigrants rampaged a whole street in Copenhagen Jægersborgsgade, a local neighborhood where some HA members have their homess, indiscriminately smashing up a number of cars. The police watched helplessly, and no arrests were made. The action was a display off of power, after bikers and their new supporter from AK81, had held a silent and non violent march through to demonstrate their willingness to fight for their turf.

Partly this is part of a government and EU strategy, which puts great restrictions on the police when dealing with immigrants and immigrant gangs. There always are the accusations of ‘racism’, and the muslim gangs are also much feared than the bikers when it comes to their threats to harm individual police officers or their families. Many policemen whose identities are known by the immigrant gangs, would rather not have their house torched or their loved ones attacked by the invaders who have taken their extremely violent mentality with them straight from the Middleast.

Being virulently anti-illegal immigration, I would support such actions by law abiding citizens here in this country against illegal immigrant and their gangs and being generally islamophobic, I would support such actions against rioting moslems as well, especially if they try to pull the same shit here as they do in Europe.

When you consider the crime statistics of illegal immigrants and the costs to Americans of illegal immigration, it's just a matter of time before Americans themselves begin to take matters into their own hands, seeing how our law enforcement agencies turn the other cheek and our government not only refuses to protect us, but continually increases our burden.

While reading up on the issue, I came across this little tidbit:

Perhaps this is the beginning of the real resistance.

When government fails to protect its citizens from violent gangs, it creates a vacuum, and it’s only natural that violent gangs should move in to fill the void. They’re not the kind of people with whom one would sit down to tea and crumpets, but they’ll get the job done.

The good burghers of Whoville sleep peacefully in their beds at night because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. But what if the only rough men that are available are the kind we don’t want to associate with? What if the only people willing to defend our race are… well, racists?

I personally know people in Britain who are going to hold their noses and vote for the BNP. They’re not in the slightest bit racist or anti-Semitic, but the BNP is the only party which is willing to stand up for the country and support a traditional British identity.

That’s why I believe in opening lines of communication to people in all parties that seriously oppose the Great Jihad. Rather than wait until these parties expel all the anti-Semites and become perfect, why not look for those members who already have the opinions we want, but who support the party because they think it’s their only hope?

The anti-Semitism will fall away naturally anyway for a party that wants to become a viable national force. Serious anti-Semites will defect to the other side, because the Muslims are their natural allies, and the rest of us aren’t.

We don’t have the luxury of waiting until all parties become perfect. There isn’t enough time. Make no mistake about it: the big crisis is on its way, and it will reach parts of Europe in ten years or less.

When the time comes, what if the only people who are willing to stand up and oppose Islam are the “racists”? What will the fascistophobes recommend then? That we lie down and die rather than have any truck with race-nationalists? That we submit to the jihad rather than violate the pristine righteousness of our moral state?

In 2020, or 2015, or 2012, as the twilight of Sharia rolls across the land, those who would remain pure in their non-racist principles will still be wringing their hands and wincing in distaste, right up until the last moment, when the cry of “Allahu Akhbar!” resounds as the knife descends upon their necks.

So anyone who intends to survive that moment may want to lie down with the dogs now, even if it means getting up with fleas later. There will be plenty of time afterwards for flea powder — assuming that the Great Jihad can be defeated.

Would you rather be right, or effective?

Ah. The enemy of my enemy argument. The problem is, the only thing the Hells Angels are willing to fight for is control of illegal drug trade and other criminal activity, and at last report, they're busy negotating a truce and turf deal with the moslems.

Reality is, a deal with the devil is just that, a deal with the devil. But law abiding citizens protecting home and hearth, fighting criminals rather than accept and submit, well. That's another story, and one I can get behind and support.

Posted by LindaSoG at September 17, 2008 07:30 PM"

Dallas Mavericks' Josh Howard Trashes National Anthem in YouTube Video

NBA Star says he is too black to be an American. Why should I watch the NBA? I still like college basketball because the kids know better than to upset the fans.

Should we send him back to Africa? If he is not an American, he should renounce his citizenship and leave! I am tired of these black separatists! The white separatists hide in the mountains and forests and try to ignore the rest of us, which is their right. But when the black separatists separate, they still demand things from the Americans. Kick them out! Morons. - Dallas Mavericks' Josh Howard Trashes National Anthem in YouTube Video - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News: "The battered reputation of Josh Howard took another hit this week when an online video surfaced showing the Dallas Mavericks forward disrespecting the national anthem.

In a video posted on YouTube, Howard is shown on a football field at a charity flag football game. As the national anthem plays in the background, Howard approaches a camera and says: ''The Star Spangled Banner' is going on right now. I don't even celebrate that (expletive). I'm black.'

Howard's agent, Jeff Schwartz, did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment. Donnie Nelson, the Mavericks' president of basketball operations, directed questions to team owner Mark Cuban, who in an e-mail declined to comment."

Former Terrorist’s Advice for Fighting Jihad: Think Globally, Act Locally

CQ Politics | Former Terrorist’s Advice for Fighting Jihad: Think Globally, Act Locally: "The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee received a first-hand account of how young Muslims become radicalized when a former member of an Islamist extremist organization testified Thursday that a combination of a personal crisis of faith and racism he faced as a British teenager steered him toward that ideology.

“The question arose in my mind — was I British? Was I English? Was a I Pakistani? . . . Was I Muslim?” Maajid Nawaz told the committee. Eventually, he said, he met a medical student who introduced him to the idea that he had no national loyalties; he was a member of a worldwide Muslim caliphate.

At 16, Nawaz became a member of Hizb ut-Tahrir, a group associated with the planning and execution of terrorists acts. Nawaz became a leader and recruiter in the organization, and was arrested in Egypt in 2002. He spent four years imprisoned there until Amnesty International arranged for his release as a “prisoner of conscience.”"

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Feds Arrest 175 in Bust of Violent Mexican Drug Cartel - Feds Arrest 175 in Bust of Violent Mexican Drug Cartel - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News: "People were arrested in a dozen U.S. states as agents targeted the cartel's infrastructure, including transportation routes and distribution cells.

Through collaboration with Italian authorities, 10 people were also arrested in the Calabria region of Italy on charges related to drugs trafficked through New York.

The arrests announced Wednesday were part of a 15-month investigation that has resulted in 507 arrests and the seizure of about $60.1 million, 16,711 kilograms of cocaine, 1,039 pounds of methamphetamine, 19 pounds of heroin, 51,258 pounds of marijuana, 176 vehicles and 167 weapons."

Syrian commandos invade seven N. Lebanese villages outside Tripoli

Does anyone want to guess why the Syrians have invaded the part of Lebanon that is not controlled by Hezballah? Could it be that they want to help the terrorists to secure the area? Hmmm.

This is another provocation that is designed to prepare teh region for another war with Israel. Why can't the Muslims just pretend that Israel does not exist? Why can't they just go about their lives without having to preach hate and death?

Praise the Lord that Olmert is leaving, but who will replace him? Will the new leader have the guts to fight and win?

So many questions today.

DEBKAfile - Syrian commandos invade seven N. Lebanese villages outside Tripoli: "Syrian commandos invade seven N. Lebanese villages outside Tripoli

DEBKAfile Exclusive Report

September 13, 2008, 12:10 PM (GMT+02:00)

Two Syrian commando battalions accompanied by reconnaissance and engineering corps units have crossed into Lebanon in the last 48 hours and taken up positions in seven villages, most of them Allawite Muslim, outside Tripoli, DEBKAfile’s military sources reported Saturday, Sept. 13. They are the vanguard of a large armored force poised on the border.

Damascus has signaled to Washington and Paris: Don’t interfere.

It is the largest Syrian force to invade Lebanon since Damascus was forced to end its occupation of the country in May 2005, three months after former Lebanese prime minister Rafiq Hariri was assassinated.

Tripoli is Lebanon’s second-largest city, with half a million inhabitants, most of them Sunni Moslems but including large Christian and Alawite communities.

The Syrian incursion coincided with the expected arrival of Russian naval and engineering experts for renovating Tartus, the Syrian port 40 kilometers north of Tripoli, to serve as the Russian fleet’s first permanent Mediterranean base. Bashar Assad clearly feels he can safely embark on a fresh forei"

Did AlGore bankrupt Lehman Brothers?

I am seeing ties in here that we will never see in the Media. I wonder if Ms. Gorelick was involved in someway?

Thanks Al! You ruin everything you touch!

PS, I have been disgusted by you and your wife since you two fought against the music I like. I am listening to good music right now and you can live in your mansions and listen to your voice preach about how the music the proles like is horrible.

ICECAP: "Al Gore’s carbon trading business GIM was banked with Lehman Bros. It will be interesting to see how this will play in the future but I suspect that this increases the risk of participating in Carbon trading. Merrill Lynch, was also deeply involved in this business.

Last year Lehman Brothers released a long and highly publicized report about climate change in which they preached about decarbonization, trying to make their investors keep getting high profits from the Kyoto carbon trade scheme and the support of huge public subventions. All that, of course, with the applause of the usual choir of politicians, the entire media and the Greens.

A year ago they couldn’t predict their bankruptcy but were predicting the climate 100 years ahead. Thousands of green militants have been using the Lehman report as a proof of global warming and impending chaos. Lehman Bros said it! sacred words! Its scientific advisor is James Hansen! The report is the basis for policies on climate change in Spain, Argentina and several other countries playing the progress game; it is used by economy professors playing the climatologists; by newspapers editorials, and even by a State Secretary: Lehman Bros, said it!

Lehman Brothers spoke in his report about the climate in 2100 and its economic and financial projections, about climate change costs several decades away. They dared to recommend their investors what they considered a central value of the carbon ton in 50 years from now. Their sources and support references were taken from the IPCC AR4, AR3, and so on. Really impressive.

But even with their high ability to peek into the future, they couldn’t predict their demise one year ahead though there were many people that had been warning about this present crash for years. But Lehman Bros were recommending investments 30, 50, 100 years ahead. Some days, reality imitates fiction. Who was Lehman Bros’ ‘scientific’ adviser on climate? You guessed it, James Hansen, the same guy that wants to drive the world to bankruptcy as he did with Lehman’s Bros.

But the story has some connections with Hansen being the ‘scientific’ adviser to Al Gore, who’s the Chairman of the Board of the Alliance for Climate Protection. As seen in Alliance’s website, the managing Director is none less than: Theodore Roosevelt IV. Managing Director, Lehman Brothers, Chair of the Pew Center for Global Climate Change.

Theodore Roosevelt IV is Managing Director at Lehman Brothers and a member of the Firm’s senior client coverage group, which oversees the Firms client and customer relationships. Mr. Roosevelt is an active conservationist. He is Chair of the Pew Center for Global Climate Change, Vice Chair of the Wilderness Society, and a Trustee for the American Museum of Natural History, The World Resources Institute, the Institute for Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming, and a Trustee of Trout Unlimited.

The Lehman reports in two parts can be found on this site ‘Intellectual Capital’. In “The Business of Climate Change ll”, the following acknowledgement is made: “On the scientific side, we are grateful to Dr. James Hansen, Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, who, at the end of a particularly informative dinner hosted by Ben Cotton of the Man Group, gave generously of his time to clear up a number of scientific questions that had been niggling us. Dr. Peter Collins and Richard Heap of the Royal Society provided valuable input and brought us up to date on the more controversial areas of scientific developments in the domain of global climate change.” H/T Eduardo Ferreyra originally posted to Climate Sceptics Internet discussion group.

Lehman’s failure provides a preview of our future if more companies bank their future on the speculative advice of these advocacy scientists, politicians and environmental groups, while ignoring short term realities. "

Jamie Gorelick, Mistress of Disaster

This is a must read article. Mr Ross has found the links to Ms Gorelick's past and how she is the one who has personally done some of the worst damage to the US ever.

She is the one who put up the wall between the intelligence services so that they could not share information.

She then sat on the 9/11 Commission and ensured that her role in that wall was masked over. (Who put her there?)

But between these two public roles, she was also the bass at Fannie May, where she 'earned' millions while masking the billions in losses they took in what has grown into the Housing Crisis and the Banking Crisis.

Can we arrest her for criminal malfeasance? And who ever put her in these jobs, too? If she was a Republican she would be serving a life sentence! Why is she allowed to walk the streets like an honest person?

Jamie Gorelick, Mistress of Disaster: "Jamie Gorelick, Mistress of Disaster

It's not often that one person plays key roles in two -- count 'em, two -- trillion-dollar disasters. Welcome, my friends, to the world of well-connected Democrat Jamie Gorelick."

NEFA Foundation: Video of a "Terrorist Training Camp" in Canada

There is a lot of empty space in Canada that might resemble Pakistan or Afghanistan, to the undiscerning eye. With all of the "refugees" from Muslim terror who are allowed into Canada, naturally there are a few who just needed a break and are now working hard to kill non-Muslims again. Or training the next generation of terrorists.

Freedom of religion does not mean you get to practice the violent aspects. If you can not conform to the societal norms of the country you are in, go back to the country you left. I am sure they can use your skills.

Counterterrorism Blog: NEFA Foundation: Video of a "Terrorist Training Camp" in Canada: "The NEFA Foundation has obtained exclusive footage of a would-be 'terrorist training camp' that took place in a rural section of Canada in 2006. The camp, directed by CSIS confidential informant Mubin Shaikh, included members of the alleged “Toronto 18” terror cell, who are accused of conspiring to carry out a large-scale terrorist attack in southern Ontario, including plans for truck bombings and storming local buildings such as the Canadian Parliament and the headquarters of the CSIS. The video features footage of the men receiving instruction on the use of handguns, sniper tactics, and basic calisthenics. Crudely edited by its creators to include nasheed music, the video also shows the men practicing evasive driving maneuvers at night in an abandoned parking lot."

Nude, Dog, Taser, Bruce Willis, Allah

This is just too funny!

The Jawa Report: Nude, Dog, Taser, Bruce Willis, Allah: "Nude, Dog, Taser, Bruce Willis, Allah

You had me at Taser:

A 40-year-old man walking his dog in the nude Friday night in northwest Tallahassee was Tasered by police when he became belligerent and refused to follow an officer’s commands....

When asked what he was doing, the man told the officer, “Allah told me to watch a Bruce Willis movie and walk the dog,” McCranie said.

And with that my blogging career comes to an end. Seriously, how could I ever top that?

Goodnight folks, it's been a great ride."

16 dead in car bomb, ambush at US Embassy in Yemen

I don't mind that in the world of the Religion of Peace they love to kill each other, but why do they have to do it near the Americans? It is disgusting that they would scare innocent Americans like this. Why don't they do it in their mosques and markets like the Iraqis do?

16 dead in car bomb, ambush at US Embassy in Yemen - Yahoo! News: "Suspected militants armed with automatic weapons, rocket-propelled grenades and at least one suicide car bomb assaulted the U.S. Embassy in the Yemeni capital on Wednesday. The coordinated attack killed 16 people, including six assailaints, officials said.

The U.S. said no Americans were hurt.

Multiple explosions rang out outside the heavily-guarded facility, and gunfire raged for at least 10 minutes at the concrete checkpoints that ring the compound. The dead included six attackers, six Yemeni guards and four civilians, the state news agency SABA reported."

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

No longer one law for all

An update on the problem of sharia law in the UK. Ms Phillips studies it quite thoroughly and makes some excellent points. Read the rest before you get into an argument with a socialist about how bad/good this is for English society.

The Spectator: "Confusion abounds over the claim in the Sunday Times that Islamic law has been officially adopted in Britain with the government quietly giving powers under the Arbitration Acts to sharia courts to enforce their decisions. The story quoted Sheikh Faiz-ul-Aqtab Siddiqi, whose Muslim Arbitration Tribunal runs the courts, and who said he had taken advantage of a clause in the Arbitration Act 1996:

Under the act, the sharia courts are classified as arbitration tribunals. The rulings of arbitration tribunals are binding in law, provided that both parties in the dispute agree to give it the power to rule on their case.

Siddiqi said: ‘We realised that under the Arbitration Act we can make rulings which can be enforced by county and high courts. The act allows disputes to be resolved using alternatives like tribunals. This method is called alternative dispute resolution, which for Muslims is what the sharia courts are.’

But there’s nothing new here at all. The rulings of the sharia courts, which have been in existence for years, have always been enforceable under the Arbitration Acts, as is all dispute resolution. They have not suddenly been given the force of law. In that respect, the story seems to be overheated and misleading."

UPDATE: Paki repulses birds: Only.

I commented that this was probably just terrorist propaganda to get the US and Pakistanis fighting. I did not expect it to be so blatant, but these are not rational people!

Can we flatten that village as a known terrorist hot spot?

Internet Anthropologist Think Tank: EXCLUSIVE: Paki repulses birds: Only.: "From Paki sources:

The Frontier Corps operates all over the NWFP and utilizes local militias called Scouts. Often they are nothing more than Taliban with a Paki officer as a laison.

So, a detachment of S Wazirtistan Scouts at the outpost at Zeba got spooked early Monday morning by the sound of our Chinooks on the Afghan side and started firing wildly in the air. The local Wazirs joined in and pretty soon they were all shooting with muzzims calling for more firing from the mosque loudspeakers.

Nothing more to it. USA forces were not involved at all.."

Something... and Half of Something: Details, details, details

Something... and Half of Something: Details, details, details: "Details, details, details

From the American Spectator, we get this:

Fanny, Freddie, and Obama

When President George W. Bush nominated Henry Paulson to serve as Treasury Secretary, Republicans raised a red flag that Paulson, who, along with his wife, has strong ties to the Democrat party, would not be an honest broker with Republicans.

That seems to have been borne out, with sources inside of Treasury reporting that Paulson briefed Sen. Barack Obama and his campaign advisers on the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac bailout plan before offering such a briefing to the McCain campaign.

In fact, the McCain campaign had sought a similar briefing several days ago as word spread that a bailout plan was to be unveiled and had been turned down by Paulson's senior staff.

The next question is: Why was the Obama campaign so keen on getting advanced word about the bailout?

"They have a huge problem with the mortgage and housing market story, and everyone is missing it," says a Republican political media consultant with ties to the Obama campaign due to the bipartisan nature of the firm he does work with.

"You look at Obama's economic advisers, the guys he has counted on from day one and who have raised him a ton -- and I mean a ton -- of money: Franklin Raines and Jim Johnson, both of them are waist to neck deep in the mortgage debacle."

Both Raines and Johnson have served as CEO of Fannie Mae, with Raines taking over from Johnson. Both are key political and economic advisers to Obama.

"How can Obama go out with a straight face and saw it was Republicans who made this mess, when it is his key advisers who ran the agencies that made the big mess what it is?" says a Democrat House member who supported Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton. "It's his people who are responsible for what may well be the single largest government bailout in history. And every single one of them made millions off the collapse that are lining Obama's campaign coffers."

But wait! There's more:

Another close political adviser, in fact the one man responsible for rallying support for Obama early on among Congressional Democrats, is Rep. Rahm Emanuel, who served on the Board of Directors for Freddie Mac after leaving the Clinton White House. According to Freddie Mac insiders, Emanuel during his time on the board opposed every reform proposed by the Bush Administration that would have impacted Freddie and Fannie Mae.

The collapse of Fannie and Freddie illustrates the point that the democrats are just not good for America. But even more so, it brings into question the ability of Barack Obama to produce any economic gains in this country, after all, it is Obama's economic advisors who are directly responsible for the collapse of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.


"If the McCain campaign lets this one go, they deserve to lose."

Yep. You got that right."

''Shariat'' Regulation in Malakand Division from Ramazan 27

The Taliban get yet more legal recognition in Pakistan. Soon, it will look just like Afghanistan did but with nukes. Does that make you worried?

''Shariat'' Regulation in Malakand Division from Ramazan 27 - "Awami National Party (ANP) central secretary information, Zahid Khan has said that the ‘Nifaz-e-Adal Shariat’ Regulation’s amendment draft would be enforced in Malakand Division on Ramazan 27.

Talking to Geo News, Zahid Khan said that the Tahrik-e-Nifaz Shariat Muhammadi Amir, Maulana Sufi Muhammad was also being taken into confidence on the amendment draft of ‘Nifaz-e-Adal Shariat’ Regulation Act.

NWFP law minister said that the Urdu version of this draft was being prepared, which would later be provided to the Tahrik-e-Nifaz Shariat Muhammadi Amir Maulana Sufi Muhammad."

Russia Plans To Enhance Syrian Navy Port

As I keep saying, the Soviets are back for a Second Cold War. I lived through one, can my head take another?

Russia Plans To Enhance Syrian Navy Port - MiddleEastNewsline: "Syrian has signed an agreement meant to result in a major Russian naval presence in the Arab state.

The Russian government, in the first such arrangement, intends to upgrade the Syrian naval port of Tartous, used by the Soviet Union in the 1970s and 1980s. Moscow said Tartous would then be used by the Russian Navy's Black Sea fleet."

Saudi Cleric Says Mickey Mouse 'Must Die'

First it was Piglet and now it is Mickey Mouse?? Can we get a list of which Disney characters are legal in Sharia? Then we know what not to send to Europe, especially Sharia Englandistan.

Islam is insanity on parade if they think that Disney's Mickey is evil, but the Palestinian version was fine.

Fine, let's invent a new rating - banned by Islam to put on any movie that might offend the Muslims. That should guarantee a huge Christian response and make Disney even more money. - Report: Saudi Cleric Says Mickey Mouse 'Must Die' - International News | News of the World | Middle East News | Europe News: "He may have survived the battle with the brooms in “Fantasia,” but now Mickey Mouse has to contend with Islam.

Calling the loveable Disney rodent “one of Satan’s soldiers,” Sheikh Muhammad Munajid said household mice and their animated counterparts must be rubbed out, the U.K.’s Daily Telegraph reported Monday.

'Mickey Mouse has become an awesome character, even though according to Islamic law, Mickey Mouse should be killed in all cases.'

Munajid, a former diplomat at the Saudi embassy in Washington D.C., made the remarks on Arab television network al-Majd TV after he was asked to give Islam’s teaching on mice.

And Mickey wasn’t alone. Munajid also mentioned Jerry from “Tom and Jerry” fame is on his list of “impure” cartoon mice."

Monday, September 15, 2008

Terrorist Radicalization Poses a Threat to Latin America

With Chavez and his Iranian friends trying to create chaos in the world, will it take long for the lid to blow off the simmering pot in Central America?

We need to send in stabilizing forces and jobs! If the people have jobs and families, they are much less likely to fight and risk their lives.

Terrorist Radicalization Poses a Threat to Latin America: "Terrorist Radicalization Poses a Threat to Latin America

By Jerry Brewer

Mexico's use of 20,000 soldiers in 11 Mexican states against mega-cartels of murderous organized criminals is the prevailing demonstrative evidence of the vast terrorist radicalization process. Although narcotraffickers do not start out as terrorist groups, they evolve into the process as their mutual relationships and mission-based agendas are manipulated by a mentor's ideology. It is an easy choice, especially as the traffickers are vehemently targeted by police, military, and other government officials.

The threat and reality of a dedicated and persistent interdiction by enforcement officials transcends their psychotic greed and logic. This, to a point where one-upmanship becomes the misaligned itinerary to a mindset of psychological and personal vendetta by the leaders of the drug cartels. The massive rampage and death toll in Mexico clearly labels these organized criminals narcoterrorists.

The world threat and the struggle against radical Islam are continuing to foster a global mobilization of sorts by proactive democracies to prevent terrorism within their homelands. However, the radicalization of individuals by decree of the jihadist terrorist hierarchy must now be a primary focus, as lone wolf terrorists, homegrown cells and other radical insurgents are being urged"

Report: Satan Worshippers Killed, Ate 4 Teens in Russia

This is one guy NOT to visit for a barbecue!

I am for freedom of religion, as long as they stay within the societal norms. Killing is good to Satanists, but they need to keep within the law until they have enough converts to change the law. Like the Muslims are doing. - Report: Satan Worshippers Killed, Ate 4 Teens in Russia - International News | News of the World | Middle East News | Europe News: "A gang of Satan worshippers killed and ate four Russian teenagers in a sickening ritual.

The Satanists stabbed each of their victims a terrifying 666 times before dismembering their bodies and cooking them on a bonfire.

Russian police discovered the teenager's limbs, hearts and scalps in a pit in the Yaroslavl region around 300 miles from Moscow, along with the dead body of a small rodent crucified on an upside-down cross.

The victims, three girls and one boy, all aged 16 and 17, disappeared from their homes in June.

But police only discovered the remains of Anya Gorokhova, Olga Pukhova, Varya Kuzmina and Andrei Sorokin last month.

The four pals – described as 'Goths' – were lured one by one to a country cottage and were allegedly forced to get drunk before the ritual began.

Hair from the victims was apparently found in the embers of the bonfire.

Cops arrested eight alleged Satan worshippers in connection with the killings after finding out that all four victims had telephoned Nikolai Ogolobyak, the alleged leader of the Satan gang. His apartment lies just about 250 yeards from where the remains were discovered."

Britain Adopts Islamic Law, Gives Sharia Courts Full Power to Rule on Civil Cases

What a sham. I am so glad that I do not live in England anymore. It is past time to send all the Arabs, Africans and Americans home and return England to the English. What a horrible thing to lose, your own country. - Britain Adopts Islamic Law, Gives Sharia Courts Full Power to Rule on Civil Cases - International News | News of the World | Middle East News | Europe News: "Islamic law has been officially adopted in Britain, with sharia courts given powers to rule on Muslim civil cases.

The government has quietly sanctioned the powers for sharia judges to rule on cases ranging from divorce and financial disputes to those involving domestic violence.

Rulings issued by a network of five sharia courts are enforceable with the full power of the judicial system, through county courts or the country's High Court, a part of its Supreme Court system.

Previously, the rulings of sharia courts in Britain could not be enforced, and depended on voluntary compliance among Muslims.

Politicians and church leaders expressed concerns that this could mark the beginnings of a “parallel legal system” based on sharia for some British Muslims.

Dominic Grieve, the shadow home secretary, said: “If it is true that these tribunals are passing binding decisions in the areas of family and criminal law, I would like to know which courts are enforcing them because I would consider such action unlawful. British law is absolute and must remain so.”"

Pakistan troop fire turns back U.S. helicopters

This sounds like the Taliban and other terrorist groups are trying to get the US and Pakistan to fight each other. I will pray that both sides have the sense not to do that. Especially the Pakistanis who are determined to protect the terrorists hiding amongst their tribes.

Pakistan troop fire turns back U.S. helicopters - Yahoo! News: "Firing by Pakistani troops forced two U.S. military helicopters to turn back to Afghanistan after they crossed into Pakistani territory early on Monday, Pakistani security officials said.

The incident took place near Angor Adda, a village in the tribal region of South Waziristan where U.S. commandos in helicopters raided a suspected al Qaeda and Taliban camp earlier this month.

'The U.S. choppers came into Pakistan by just 100 to 150 meters at Angor Adda. Even then our troops did not spare them, opened fire on them and they turned away,' said one security official.

The U.S. and Pakistani military both denied that account, but Angor Adda villagers and officials supported it."

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Atomic Bomb Plans Still For Sale

Just ask the Peace Groups, it is fine for Third World barbarians to have nukes as long as the US does not. This network is partly compromised and still vary dangerous. Maybe it is time to kill them all.

NBC Weapons: Atomic Bomb Plans Still For Sale: "The UN IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) has continued investigating Pakistani nuclear weapons scientist A Q Khan's illegal nuclear weapons technology smuggling organization. IAEA believes that Khan's group not only had a wider reach than previously thought, but is still in business.

Khan himself recently admitted that the Pakistani Army knew he was selling nuclear weapons secrets to Iran, Iraq and North Korea. Previously, he had insisted that he, and his small group of accomplices, had done it all themselves."

U.S. Fades Away In Europe

With the US leaving Europe and the Europeans failing utterly to fill the military void, how hard will it be for the Soviets or Muslims to take over?

I will miss the great history and heritage of Europe.

Forces: U.S. Fades Away In Europe: "After spending over half a century years in Europe, the headquarters of the U.S. 7th Army headquarters is reorganizing as a deployable unit (meaning it can be ordered to another part of the world to supervise major military operations.) The 7th Army headquarters ceased to be very mobile as it commanded a growing force of European based U.S. combat units in the 1950s. But this force went from two corps and over six divisions (18 combat brigades) during the Cold War, to the current four brigades (which are also subject to duty in distant combat zones, like Iraq or Afghanistan). During the Cold War, there were over 300,000 U.S. troops in Western Europe, now it's about 40,000, and headed for 33,000 in five years. And if there's a crises somewhere else on the planet, there won't even be an army headquarters there to command what's left of American forces."

Two More Counterterror SEALs Die in Afghanistan

Rest in Peace. You are True Heroes. Semper Fi.

I'll see you soon and buy you a beer.

Counterterrorism Blog: Two More Counterterror SEALs Die in Afghanistan: "Two more Navy SEALs from an extraordinarily elite and supersecret counterterrorism unit have been killed in Afghanistan, following the death two weeks ago of a SEAL from the same clandestine unit.

Details were - not surprisingly - vague. There is no direct evidence they died fighting in the new CIA-led offensive against Al Qaeda and the Taliban along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. But their loss in Afghanistan is certainly significant and a real blow to their fellow operators in the Joint Special Operations Command, which includes the Army’s Delta Force.

The two SEALs were killed September 11 somewhere “in Afghanistan,” according to military press releases, and were part of the shadowy Naval Special Warfare Development Group, the elite counterterrorism force once known as SEAL Team 6. Typically, the military identifies which Afghan town, district, city or province where American troops perish. But for the third time since August 30, when Petty Officer 1st Class Joshua Thomas Harris, a Bronze Star recipient, was reported killed after being swept away during a combat river crossing, the precise location of the latest “DEVGRU” combat casualties is unknown.

Killed last week were Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator John Wayne Marcum, 34, and Chief (select) Special Warfare Operator Jason Richard Freiwald, 30, the Navy said. Each man had served in Iraq and Afghanistan and was a highly decorated SEAL. Before Harris, no DEVGRU SEAL had fallen in Afghanistan since March 2002, according to a review of Operation Enduring Freedom deaths at

Marcum earned four Bronze Star medals with the combat “V” distinguishing device, as well as the Joint Service Commendation medal, four Combat Action ribbons and a chestful of other decorations in his career. The younger Freiwald had also earned a Bronze Star and Combat Action ribbon, the Navy said.

Sadly, both SEALs leave behind a wife and daughter. The Naval Special Warfare Foundation, which accepts donations, will likely provide support for each family."

2 Border Patrol agents lose appeal in shooting

Why can't these guys get justice? Shooting of drug smugglers should not only allowed and legal, but it should be encouraged!

Set these two free and shoot the drug smuggler who got them put away. This only shows that it might be better to shoot to kill than to wound. If the scum was dead, then he could not lie for the insane prosecutor.

2 Border Patrol agents lose appeal in shooting: "Two Border Patrol agents convicted of shooting a drug smuggler near El Paso and covering it up lost an appeal Thursday.

The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans refused to reconsider the ruling a three-judge panel had issued in late July that affirmed most of the charges against Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean.

The men shot Osvaldo Aldrete Davila of Mexico, hitting the unarmed smuggler in the buttocks after he abandoned a load of marijuana and ran across the border into Mexico.

The agents said they fired because they thought he had a gun in his hand, but were sent to prison for more than a decade after a jury determined there was a cover-up. Aldrete Davila was given immunity for transporting that load, but was sentenced last month to 114 months in prison over a separate drug load.

Opponents of unauthorized immigration have gotten behind the agents, but U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton, who supervised the prosecution, said in a prepared statement, “Today's ruling validates what this office has said all along — this prosecution was about the rule of law, plain and simple.”"

Arab Terrorist Stabs Boy in Yitzhar, Residents Attack Village

It is really hard to blame the Israelis for attacking the neighboring village that is allowing the terrorists to hide and plot attacks.

Why do Muslims seem to enjoy killing so much? Should I read the Koran to you?

Arab Terrorist Stabs Boy in Yitzhar, Residents Attack Village - Defense/Middle East - Israel News - Arutz Sheva: "An Arab terrorist stabbed a nine-year-old Jewish boy at the Shalhevet neighborhood in Yitzhar in Samaria on the Sabbath, torched an empty house and tried to set fire to a second building. The terrorist threw the boy four meters down off of an outdoor porch, into an area filled with construction material - yet he landed on the only bush in the area. He was treated in a nearby hospital and was said to be in light condition.
Dozens of residents of Yitzhar retaliated and attacked the adjacent Arab village of Asira al-Kabaliya, where it is suspected the terrorist resides. Villagers claimed that the Jews rioted in the village, destroyed houses, overturned vehicles and shot at least two Arabs.

Arabs threw rocks and stones at the Jews until IDF soldiers arrived, broke up the riots and slapped a curfew on the village. The troops arrested one suspect in the stabbing.

A relatively unknown terrorist group calling itself Ahrar Al-Jalil (Freedom for the Galilee) Brigades claimed responsibility for the arson and attack on the boy. The same group claimed it was behind two bulldozer and backhoe attacks in Jerusalem earlier this year in which three people were killed and several were wounded."

At 9-11 Anniversary Tribute... Muslim Cleric Promises Next Massive Attack Will Be in Great Britain

I understand the principle of free speech very well, but why is this guy allowed to preach about murder? If he wants to preach about how Islam is full of hate, why not send him to a country that agrees with him? The Saudis or Syrians might enjoy this preacher, but in England, hate speech is still forbidden. Or I thought it was.

Gateway Pundit: At 9-11 Anniversary Tribute... Muslim Cleric Promises Next Massive Attack Will Be in Great Britain: "Comeback.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
At 9-11 Anniversary Tribute... Muslim Cleric Promises Next Massive Attack Will Be in Great Britain

A group of radical Muslims held a 9-11 Anniversary 'tribute' in London this week.
They promised that the next massive attack would be in Great Britain.
The 'tribute' was covered by the local media.

Radical Islamist Omar Bakri Mohammed, who rejoiced over the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, promised this week that the next 9-11 will be in Great Britain."

Al-Qaeda Targets Lethal Disease Research Facility on NY Island

Scary. Despite the outcry from the Left and the Muslims that the CIA has held onto this terrorist for years, and not admitted it or paid out the bounty on her head, it is great to find her. Just think of all the stuff she must know about who helped her hide for all these years. Who trained her? Who takes care of her? We have a lot to learn.

Pajamas Media » Al-Qaeda Targets Lethal Disease Research Facility on NY Island: "Until her arrest in Afghanistan this summer, Aafia Siddiqui was the FBI’s most wanted woman in the world. Now the U.S.-educated, Pakistani mother of three is being held in New York’s Metropolitan Detention Center facing attempted murder charges.

Aafia Siddiqui holds biology and neuroscience degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) and Brandeis University. In 2003, she vanished from Pakistan and reappeared on July 17, 2008, outside the governor’s compound in Ghazni, Afghanistan. According to the FBI indictment against her, Siddiqui was carrying “various documents, various chemicals, and a computer thumb drive.”

Aafia Siddiqui is believed to be an al-Qaeda operative. Among the documents in her possession were handwritten notes referring to a “mass-casualty attack” listing locations commonly known to be targets: Wall Street, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, and the Empire State Building. But one target, Plum Island, remains virtually unknown to the American public. If Siddiqui really is an al-Qaeda operative, the consideration that this government facility (officially known as the Plum Island Animal Disease Research Center) is a target is unnerving.

Located approximately eight miles off the coast of Connecticut, the 840-acre research facility is home to the most virulent zoonotic diseases in the world. The lethal diseases stored and studied on Plum Island are transmitted to humans by animals. The only U.S. strains of foot-and-mouth disease (eradicated from American soil in 1929) are secured in freezers on Plum Island, as are strains of polio, hog cholera, and African Swine Fever. None of the animals on the island ever leave; those that come uninvited, like deer that sometimes swim there from the mainland, are shot."

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