Thursday, June 01, 2006

90Gs in the Icebox and All Is Well

Looks like the deme (Democrat meme) in the  Democrap's playbook -- culture of corruption, culture of corruption, culture of corruption, culture of corruption, culture of corruption, culture of corruption -- endlessly spouted from the top of the food chain (Harry "where are my free tickets" Reid) to the pods that make their way onto cable and network news.

Abramoff may have been a half story (half the $$$ going to the Dems) but they were going to get their pound of flesh out of it anyway,
And then came with man with the frozen cash. 90 Gs in his ice box. Smmmmmmmmmmokin'
Members of the vicious party were muted, but only for a moment. They trounced on the Feds for investigating - with members of the stooopid party joining in. Where is the damn outrage?

he New York Times has a cover story today highlighting the great divide between House GOPers and the Bush White House over the FBI’s search of Democrat Rep. William Jefferson’s (La.) Capitol Hill office last weekend.

Nevermind that the search found cash wrapped in foil and hidden in the congressman’s freezer. Nevermind that at least two associates of the Democrat lawmaker have pled guilty to bribing the congressman. Nevermind that the FBI had a warrant.

Where is the outrage?

I understand the Republicans’ being upset over the search of a congressional office by the Justice Department. There are plausible arguments, on "separation of powers" grounds, to be made, but, seriously, people ought to be a little more ticked that it is looking increasingly likely that Jefferson was at least influenced inappropriately.

The New York Times doesn’t seem to think so. In their 1,000+ word cover story, there was no actual condemnation of the actions for which Jefferson is being investigated. More at Human Events here

What is it about the Republicans? Why are they incapable of grabbing the ball and running with it? Could you imagine the roar of gunfire if it was a Republican Frigidaire? The mind reels.

William Jefferson is a major story, a terrible story of enormous proportions. Why aren't the Republicans making hay with it? Wallpapering the capital and the nation with it?
Now the Democrats are back to the 'BIG OIL IN THE WHITE HOUSE" deme, and gas prices are killing the nation.

The Republicans just don't get it. Who took down Kerry during the Presidential election? The Republicans? No sir. It was the little guy! It was he Swifties. And now there is a concerted effort to take down those very heroes (heroes in Vietnam, and heroes in 2004 - they saved the nation.) Emmett Tyrrell Jr. in today's New York Sun Paid Only;

Consider the ongoing controversy over Senator Jean-Francois Kerry's military service in the faraway Vietnam War. You doubt that the controversy is ongoing? Just last Sunday a front-page story in the New York Times reported that some of Senator Kerry's supporters during his ill-fated 2004 presidential campaign are endeavoring to prove him a war hero with an unblemished record of heroism. Their targets are the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth. These Swifties, as they are called, are the Vietnam vets who claimed that when they served with Mr. Kerry they found him to be a self-aggrandizing, self-indulgent showoff. All insist he exaggerated his feats of heroism, and some testify that he lied about his wounds and heroics. Many American voters were persuaded.

The following paragraph ought to be framed and hung;

Now why is this debate being launched? Any innocent observer who watched the showboating senator from Massachusetts bungle his 2004 presidential campaign must know that he is today a self-aggrandizing, self-indulgent showoff. Why would he not have been one as a youth, back in the late 1960s when he brought camera equipment into the jungles to film himself at war? After an early exit from military service, he proceeded to follow the fashion of the times and oppose the war, appearing before a Senate committee in 1971 to accuse the American military of systematically committing war crimes. Then just over three decades later this strange man chose to make his Vietnam experience a major theme of his presidential candidacy. This is a matter for a seasoned psychiatrist to explain. To the rest of us it appears as egotism at the outer reaches of sanity.

    Yet this attack on the Swift Boat Veterans is not contained to Mr. Kerry’s supporters. The senator himself has been obsessive about the Swifties since their ads against him did his campaign so much damage. As David Holman reported in the May issue of The American Spectator, “A year and a half after he lost the 2004 presidential election John Kerry can’t get enough of the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth. No matter the occasion, he [Kerry] doesn’t miss an opportunity to parade his campaign wounds however incoherently and obsessively.”

    Mr. Kerry has complained of the “Swift Boat–style Republican attack ads” in fundraising appeals on behalf of other candidates. He invoked the Swifties in opposing the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Samuel Alito. When asked if he had received contributions from the disgraced Washington lobbyist, Jack Abramoff, Mr. Kerry snapped, “That’s another of their Swift Boat–style tactics where they throw up the mud and stick it.” Mr. Holman reports that Mr. Kerry has resorted to these slurs on the Swifties in eight other fund raising appeals. Moreover, in the asylum that is the Democratic Party’s angry left, “Swift Boat” has become a verb and an adjective.The left-wing magazine Mother Jones writes of the Bush administration “Swiftboating their enemies.” Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton admonishes against the dread Republicans’ employment of “swift boat tactics.” In the Kultursmog’s parlance of hate terms, Swiftboat is about to join such terms as McCarthyism and McCarthyite.

    Now we read that the campaign against the Swifties is going to gain momentum.The sorehead Kerry supporters have joined together in a group called the Patriot Project. It will seek out the Swifties and scrutinize their complaints against Mr. Kerry. It will also support opponents of the war in Iraq and visit editorial offices to make the case for such veterans as the Honorable John P. Murtha, a Vietnam War vet who now opposes the Iraq War. All of this sounds like political harassment to me, but as the shrinks are wont to say, “If it is true for you, it is true for you.” For a certitude, the left wing of the Democratic Party believes that whatever it believes is true.

Now this is truly a culture of corruption, dirty dirty pool. and I am warning,  strongly advising the Republicans to get in the game and stop being such dandys. This is war and our lives depend on it. Dolts.

We can not lose in November, the repercussions would be disastrous.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

CBS News Berates the American People

So it is not enough that the mainstream media has become the propaganda tool for the Islamists and the enemies of America. Not satisfied with the results of their daily brain washing (or should I say brain clubbing) now they intend to shame the American people for having the courage of their convictions.

Over at CBS News, they want to know "Why So Little Protest On Iraq? (hat tip Steverino)

Why? Because we are at war you little shit you! Because we are fighting an enemy so insidious, so dangerous, so shadowy -- it will take the whole of the nation, all hearts and minds to defeat it.

To hear Dotty Lynch, who is rather dotty, tell it, she is confounded by our will to live.

They say, for example, that 400 of the 750 members of the Princeton class of 1956 joined the military, compared to only nine members of the class of 2004. Speaking on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos," Rep. John Murtha pointed out that only 1 percent of the people in the United States are involved in the war and many of them go back over and over again.

Is that the reason for the lack of protest? Is it because so few Americans are personally impacted that the outcry isn't louder?

No, no it is because war has been declared on America and we are trying to preserve our way of life. We are all impacted.  We want to live, dotty Dotty, a full life .... pursuing life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. But if it's a chador you are looking for, I am certain it can be arranged.

Where are the new Tom Haydens and Sam Browns and where are the Noam Chomskys, William Sloane Coffins and Daniel Berrigans?

Meeting with Hizbollah, asshat.

Murtha said Sunday that actions like the alleged massacre by the Marines in Haditha "erodes - this is the kind of war you have to win the hearts and minds of the people. We can't win this militarily.

Thanks for the vote of confidence Murtha. John Murtha is a My Lai-R. Another traitor whose name no one knew until he came out against America and became a media darling. He and Cindy Sheehan - the only mother America is familiar with on a first name basis that lost a child in Iraq - the only mother America knows. Why is that?
And why aren't our Marines given the benefit of the doubt until all the facts are out and the military releases its findings. What, only OJ gets that -- do not "rush to judgment" -- free pass?

Or is it that Americans have become desensitized to gruesome pictures of the dark side of soldiers in war? The atrocities at Abu Ghraib and Haditha have shocked people for a few days but the images of My Lai are still seared in our brains. Will the words Abu Ghraib and Haditha bring back horror in 30 years?

No, you loon, we've become sensitized to the gruesome images of beheadings of people merely because they are infidels, we have become sensitized to hundreds of our brethren throwing themselves out of tall buildings to escape the fires of an attack on our great nation, we have become sensitized by the tens (maybe hundreds) of thousands murdered at the hands of Islamic terrorists here.

Abu Ghraib, my ass. A couple of losers doing stupid things and you define our efforts in that context?  Shame on you - go. Go live under shariah. Go on now.

Analyzing data from 91,000 interviews in fifty nations and the Palestinian Authority from 2002 to 2005, the authors conclude that "America's reputation was badly soiled in Iraq."

Palestinian data? WTF? You, my dear, are what is badly soiling this nation. You, my dear, are the embarrassment of our nation because your premises are false and you stand for nothing. You are nothing.

People at CBS News were touched personally and deeply by the Iraq war on Monday. But must it take a direct a hit for all Americans to get engaged and demand a serious re-examination from those in power whose policies have caused so much bloodshed and damaged America's reputation around the globe?

Hey dotty Dotty, every loss is huge, every death is enormous. We are all on the front lines now. Shut up and fight or get out of the way.

UPDATE: Profoundly disgusting. This could have been written by al qaeda.

Monday, May 22, 2006

A Pilot's Story

One pilot's account. A must read at Maggies Farm here;

My immediate reaction was "Terrorists...we're at war", followed by the realization that we airline crewmembers had all dodged a bullet; it could have been any one of us flying those planes. As soon as the news stations flashed the first pictures of the terrorists I knew just how close and personal the bullet I dodged was. There, on the screen for all to see, was a man who had sat in my jumpseat the previous July.

His name was Mohammad Atta, the leader of the terrorist hijackers. Atta had boarded my flight from Baltimore to Atlanta on July 26, 2001 wearing an American Airlines first officer uniform. He had the corresponding AA company ID identifying him as a pilot, not to mention the required FAA pilot license and medical certificate that he was required to show me as proof of his aircrew status for access to my jumpseat. An airline pilot riding a cockpit jumpseat is a long established protocol among the airlines of the world, a courtesy extended by the management and captains of one airline to pilots and flight attendants of other airlines in recognition of their aircrew status. My admission of Mohammad Atta to my cockpit jumpseat that day was merely a routine exercise of this protocol.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Noam Chomsky: U.S. A Terrorist Country

Bottom line? Chomsky should not be allowed back into this country. He is an enemy, a traitor. Let his live in Syria, where he belongs and where he would clearly find like minded animals

(IsraelNN.com) American Professor Noam Chomsky recently visited Hizbullah headquarters in Lebanon and said that United States is a terrorist country under its own definitions, according to the terrorist organization Al Manar television network.

Chomsky met with Hizbullah secretary general Hassan Nasrallah and justified its possession of weapons as a deterrent to possible aggression, according to Al Manar and reported by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI). He added, "If the U.S. were to stick to the clear and precise definition of terrorism in its code of laws, it would be the leading terrorist state."

Nothing more abhorrent than an American-hating-American or a Jew-hating-Jew.

Saturday, May 20, 2006

BY their Acts Ye Shall Know Google

Do no evil? Google is evil. Check this out. New Media Journal (go over to the site) has been labeled a HATE SITE but Google considers Hezbollah's Al Manar a legit news sources? Who the fuck are they kidding?  (hat tip Cinnamon Stillwell).

From: Google Help [mailto:source[email protected]]
Sent: Friday, May 19, 2006 11:56 AM
To: NewMediaJournal.us
Subject: [#58423255] Google News

Hi Frank,

Thanks for writing. We received numerous reports about hate content on your site, and after reviewing these reports, decided to remove your site from Google News. We do not allow articles and sources expressly promoting hate speech viewpoints in Google News (although referencing hate speech for commentary and analysis is acceptable).

or example, a number of the complaints we looked at on your site were found to be hate content:

http://www.newmediajournal.us/staff/peck/05102006.htm
http://www.newmediajournal.us/staff/stock/05082006.htm
http://www.newmediajournal.us/guest/imani/04222006.htm

We hope this helps you understand our position.

Regards,

The Google Team

The google team of dhimmis -Atlas

The fact is, all of the writers mentioned in the complaints are contributors to numerous other websites included in Google Search and Google News. Therefore, the targeting of The New Media Journal is selective and does not constitute a consistent policy applied to all publications by Google.

urther, each of the writers have credentials in the subject area of radical Islam:

Ms. Peck is a television host and columnist from Los Angeles who has spent an extensive amount of time in Israel and the Middle East. Although her viewpoint is entirely her own it is validated by of her first-hand life experience.

Mr. Imani is an Iranian national whose family had to flee after the Shah was toppled. He has first-hand knowledge of the atrocities committed within that country and his viewpoint is validated by his life experiences.

s. Stock validates her viewpoint through research of first-source material from think tanks and governmental agencies.

Finally, The New Media Journal is branded on each page with a disclaimer that reads:

Opinions expressed by contributing writers are expressly their own and may or may not represent the opinions of The New Media Journal.us, its editorial staff or its publisher."

The editors at The New Media Journal leave it up to you to make the call. If you believe that we have been unfairly targeted by a “special interest group” that attempts to smother all criticism of radical Islam, if you believe that the spirit of the First Amendment is being trampled, if you believe this is blatant discrimination, we urge you to use the email address in the above response from Google News or call and fax them at (650) 253-0000 - fax: (650) 253-0001 to demand that they cease their politically correct censorship of The New Media Journal.

Google Alert for: al manar

Jew Hate, America Hate Speeches at UC Irvine

Watch the VIDEO here. It is almost inconceivable that this is here in America, sanctioned by the University. If this virulent hate continues, America has no chance to stem the tsunami of Islam.

The parade of radical, hateful speakers brought to UC Irvine this week were of the most extremist variety. 
Their insults included "Israel the 4th Reich," "Holocaust in the Holy Land," "Apartheid Israel" etc. Statements made by speakers included historical mythology that continuously demonized Israel with a steady drum beat. StandWithUs staff were there, all week, supporting the local community of students, faculty and community members who chose to stand up to the hatred and misinformation. We collected photos and video footage. More here

The last speaker, Imam Abdel Malik Ali, is a firebrand rhetorician who uses street slang to vilify Jews and to rouse his audiences to fight for the victory of Islam in America. “We ain’t gonna lose. We must implement Islam as a totality,” in which “Allah controls every place - the home, the classroom, the science lab, the halls of Congress,” he told a Berkeley MSA conference in 2004. Nor does he insist that this victory for Islam be done peacefully. “In America, you’re mostly fighting with your tongue. But you should also learn how to fight with the sword."His goal is to see Sharia law instituted in America, and he acknowledges that "There will be some poop-butts who will not want to live under sharia law and will leave.”

It is unclear why the MSU invited such guests or how a public University justifies funding their speeches. But it is clear that these speakers will widen the divide between Americans and radical Islamists and between Muslims and Jews and that they represent the ugliest, fringe element in today’s culture wars. The MSU only marginalizes itself-and, unfortunately, Islam— by putting on such programs. Here

Friday, May 19, 2006

U.S. Muslim Leader, "9/11 Planned by Americans"

Columbus, Ohio Muslim Leader Says 9/11 Planned by Americans, Praises the Wanted Al-Qaeda-Linked Yemenite Sheikh Al-Zindani

"This scenario... I still believe to this day... This scenario still baffles me. I share the view of many Americans, French, and Europeans, who say that 9/11 could not have been carried out entirely from outside [the U.S.] - by Muslims or others. The confessions by some people could have been edited. But even if they were not edited, I believe that these people were used in a marginal role. The entire thing was of a large scale and was planned within the U.S., in order to enable the U.S. to control and terrorize the entire world, and to get American society to agree to the war declared on terrorism - the definition of which has not yet been determined.

 Dr. Salah Sultan is president of the American Center for Islamic Research (ACIR), a non-profit organization registered in Ohio and located in Columbus. On his website, he asserts that the main purpose of the ACIR is to "serve Allah (God) in the best way possible through the principles laid out in the Quran and Sunnah," to address misconceptions and extremism, to build bridges with non-Muslims, and to provide fatwas.(1)

Sheik_majid_al_zindani

There's more. The following are excerpts from Sultan's May 17, 2006 address on Al-Risala TV. TO VIEW THIS CLIP go here.

Salah Sultan: "The film 'The Siege,' starring Denzel Washington, portrayed the Muslims in a very bad light. They are shown calling for prayer, performing the ablution, praying, and then planning multiple bombings - a government building, a security agency, the FBI, a bus carrying young men and women, adults and children. They bombed shops.

"The film came out in April 1999. It paved the way for 9/11, since it was filmed in Brooklyn, New York. The truth is that immediately after 9/11, I said people should view these events in the context of 'The Siege,' because these events were identical.

That movie would never be made now. Strange right? After 9/11, Hollywood would never portray the Muslims in a negative light - after 9/11.

Yemenite Sheik Abd Al-Majid Al-Zindani Praises Palestinian Suicide Bombers in a Hamas Fundraiser

According to his online resume, Sultan's "vision" is: "To live happily. To die as a martyr."

May it happen sooner than later,  propeller beanie be upon him

It's Official: The Left Hates America

Harry Reid Calls Language Racist

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid called a proposal to make English the official language "racist" on the Senate floor yesterday.
    "This amendment is racist. I think it's directed basically to people who speak Spanish," the Democrat said during the already tense debate over immigration reform.
hat tip Steve

Thursday, May 18, 2006

The Real Iraq

You'd better read it all. Amir Taheri in Commentary

Spending time in the United States after a tour of Iraq can be a disorienting experience these days. Within hours of arriving here, as I can attest from a recent visit, one is confronted with an image of Iraq that is unrecognizable. It is created in several overlapping ways: through television footage showing the charred remains of vehicles used in suicide attacks, surrounded by wailing women in black and grim-looking men carrying coffins; by armchair strategists and political gurus predicting further doom or pontificating about how the war should have been fought in the first place; by authors of instant-history books making their rounds to dissect the various fundamental mistakes committed by the Bush administration; and by reporters, cocooned in hotels in Baghdad, explaining the carnage and chaos in the streets as signs of the countrys impending or undeclared civil war. Add to all this the days alleged scandal or revelationan outed CIA operative, a reportedly doctored intelligence report, a leaked pessimistic assessmentand it is no wonder the American public registers disillusion with Iraq and everyone who embroiled the U.S. in its troubles. It would be hard indeed for the average interested citizen to find out on his own just how grossly this image distorts the realities of present-day Iraq. Part of the problem, faced by even the most well-meaning news organizations, is the difficulty of covering so large and complex a subject; naturally, in such circumstances, sensational items rise to the top. But even ostensibly more objective efforts, like the Brookings Institutions much-cited Iraq Index with its constantly updated array of security, economic, and public-opinion indicators, tell us little about the actual feel of the country on the ground.

To make matters worse, many of the newsmen, pundits, and commentators on whom American viewers and readers rely to describe the situation have been contaminated by the increasing bitterness of American politics. Clearly there are those in the media and the think tanks who wish the Iraq enterprise to end in tragedy, as a just comeuppance for George W. Bush. Others, prompted by noble sentiment, so abhor the idea of war that they would banish it from human discourse before admitting that, in some circumstances, military power can be used in support of a good cause. But whatever the reason, the half-truths and outright misinformation that now function as conventional wisdom have gravely disserved the American people. The rest here. hat tip Steve

Oxymoron: Senate Intelligence Committee

LIVEBLOGGING HAYDEN CONFIRMATION HEARINGS.

Money quote of the day (so far) from Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan.:

"I am a strong supporter of civil liberties. But you have no civil liberties if you are dead,"  "I have been to the NSA and seen how the Terrorist Surveillance Program works. I have never seen a program more tightly run and closely scrutinized."

Roberts said surveillance programs have stopped terrorist attacks.He also pointed out that he  had been to the NSA for briefings on the program.

The Air Force general also complained at his Senate confirmation hearing that U.S. intelligence-gathering has gotten caught up in politics. Hayden was emphatic in his insistence that administration's warrantless surveillance program was legal when it was commenced after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, and remains so today.

Hayden told panel: "Senators, I believe that the intelligence business has too much become the football in American political discourse."

Watching the Senate Intelligence Committee question Hayden I am embarrassed but  grateful that double agent , West Virginia Sen. Jay  Rockefeller is having surgery. "I was actually delighted when you were appointed," the Intelligence Committee's top Democrat Rockefeller, told Hayden in April 2005.

This time, Rockefeller wrote Hayden on Wednesday to lay out concerns regarding the general's independence from the administration, given his aggressive defense of the decision to conduct the warrantless monitoring.

The CIA is supposed to be a spook agency, an agency of secrets, whose objective is to keep America safe. They have become the very thing they are supposed to fight, expose, and  defeat. Their latest  role as covert spy, leaking fallacious stories  to America's enemies is "truth to power" (the latest buzz phrase of these hearings) that this agency is broken. Irretrievably? I can't say, I don't know enough.
Rotten it is. Worms leaking lies to a world press salivating for such lies undermine America's efforts to eradicate Islamic extremism is a story little told. That is the scandal. That is the failure (not Iraq's WMD.)

The harm done by these leaks is another story little told but what I can tell you is listening to Nidra Poller and Melanie Phillips speak recently, I better understood just how  large these stories played on the front pages of world newspapers 'BUSH'S SECRET PRISONS!" for weeks, months and how it shaped and twisted world opinion very much against the US.

The relentless pounding of Iraq's WMD and the acceptance of a "failure" is intellectually dishonesty, IMAO.  Marxist Carl Levin of Michigan complained about the CIA's recent past.
Levin suggested that in the run-up to Iraq, intelligence had been manipulated to support the administration's desire to overthrow Saddam Hussein.  Levin knows he's full of shit, Levin knows he is merely feeding the meme.
Hussein had them, Hussein was murdering his own people, Hussein was an enemy of America, Hussein had to go. Just as Ahmadinejad has to go.

Re Iraq........Hayden says intel "shrouded in ambiguity. If it was all known we wouldn't be here."

Will continue to update

Oy.....Lumbering Levin is back. He shoots these accusatory questions concerning "domestic spying" which btw never happened and doesn't listen to Hayden's answer. He is busy studying his sheets and preparing his follow up question. As my papa would say (may his soul rest in peace) he's a real full-of-shitnik.

Next dhimmicrat, Roy Wyden, Democrat Oregon, citing Newsweak when questioning Hayden on the left's latest canard, "domestic spying." His lisp suits him.

UPDATE: What is Olympia Snowe smoking? We are all on the same page? Whaaaaaaa? This is not "adversarial", this is "bipartisan." If only....... someone ought to tell that to the fifth column.

She speaks of future threats to this country. the future is now Olympia. Hayden responds "we are at war."

Uh oh, DiFi is on the mound

Continue reading "Oxymoron: Senate Intelligence Committee" »

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Iraqi Newspapers Reject Anti-US Ads from US Feminists

Imagine this,  the American far left running ads in Iraqi newspapers to undermine our effort to fight the jihad in Iraq and the Middle East.  CODEPINK and their feminist goons get the Iraqi sand kicked in their face;Codepink_1

Two major Iraqi newspapers refused to publish an advertisement from the feminist anti-war group called CODEPINK that called for the end of American “occupation” in Iraq.

The ad, printed in Arabic, said “We have seen poll after poll that the majority of Americans and Iraqis want US troops to return home. Even the majority of US troops (72%) think they should return by the end of the year. It is time for the politicians to listen to us, the people.”

The smaller papers did take the ad.

The advertisements were paid for by members of CODEPINK. Country singer Willie Nelson also helped buy the advertisements. More here from Human Events

This act of treason while Iraq's War Looms Over Everything

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Spy LIE: CAIR, Democrats and Media- Shared Values and Goals

The Council of Islamic Relations (CAIR), has sent out the following directive to all of their foot soldiers in America. It seems that the CAIR, American arm of Islamic extremism doesn't like the US government knowing too much about their war plans. They share the same values and goals as the dhimmicrats Democrats;

ACTION: URGE ELECTED OFFICIALS TO PROBE NSA SURVEILLANCE, APPOINT SPECIAL COUNSEL - TOP

(WASHINGTON, DC, 5/16/06) - CAIR today joined a broad coalition* of groups [broad coalition my ass, THE AMERICAN LEFT -Atlas] in calling on American Muslims and other people of conscience to urge their elected officials to demand a full, public investigation of the National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance program and the appointment of a special counsel to probe possible legal violations.

Legal violations? Lie. More here

The phone records monitoring program, reportedly authorized by the president shortly after the 9/11 terror attacks, permits the NSA to bypass a secret court set up to provide warrants for such surveillance.

Lie

The coalition is asking Congress to reject draft legislation that would give the executive branch new surveillance powers that are immune to oversight.

Last week, CAIR called for the appointment of a special counsel to investigate revelations that the NSA has built a giant database of Americans' phone records.

Yes, that's just what we need an Islamic appointment of a special council to investigate our top secret defense mechanisms.

SEE: CAIR Calls for Special Counsel on NSA Phone Data Spy Program here

CAIR is also part of a legal challenge to the domestic wiretapping program:

SEE: CAIR Joins Legal Challenge to NSA Eavesdropping here

IMMEDIATE ACTIONS REQUESTED: (As always, please be POLITE.)

1) CONTACT YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS and ask them to ensure that there is an immediate and unrestricted investigation by a special prosecutor into the NSA surveillance program, including a probe into the massive database of American phone calls.

GO HERE: 

2) PUT YOUR CELL PHONE TO GOOD USE. Call all of your friends and family members and ensure that they contact their elected officials. Act as a facilitator. You can enter their zip code into our website at here and get the names and contact information of their Senators.

All outlined in the Muslim Brotherhood Project

*Organizations supporting the call-in day (partial list) include the Alliance for Justice, American Civil Liberties Union, Bill of Rights Defense Committee, Council on American-Islamic Relations, Electronic Privacy Information Center, First Amendment Foundation, Friends Committee on National Legislation, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, National Coalition Against Oppressive Legislation, National Lawyers Guild, People For the American Way, and Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations.

Look at the groups, all far left Anti-American orgs all

CONTACT: CAIR Government Affairs Director Corey P. Saylor
Phone: 202-488-8787 x3221
Cell: 571-278-4658
E-mail: [email protected]

Next I am sure we can expect a flurry of lawsuits. Lawsuits are another favored tool what seems to be CAIR's  policy of using the legal process to silence or chill critics.

UPDATE: May 18th Unmasking CAIR: Think Globally, Act Locally

Monday, May 15, 2006

AYAAN HIRSI ALI: VOGUE’S VAPID VANISHING ACT

Today was a traveling day for me. Up and out by 5 am, shitty weather causing inordinate delays. So by the time I got on my second  flight at 2:30, I decided to pick up some brain candy. I needed a break. I had had enough of Fred Barnes, Ayn Rand,  Fallaci  and the latest bogus indictment in Durham.

Vogue_may_06 There was a time I was a ferocious reader of all those long ago vestiges of fabulousness --  the fashion books,--Vogue, W, Elle, Paper etc. When they lost touch with reality, I lost touch with them and while I consider myself and my  closet the most glam, fab oasis of one of a kind fashion pieces, the lefty sucking up at those magazines drove me to feed my fashion fix elsewhere.

Anyway, I decided to pick it and look it over to see if Fall had anything clever, coy, or  sexy up her sleeve. Imagine my delight when I stumbled upon a  review of Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s book (!)

Vogue Magazine, the largest selling women’s fashion magazine, in America deigned to review Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s book. This is shocking considering the scant attention Vogue pays to the essential issues of the day, the war and any women of substance and particularly the black out on women center right.

Madison Avenue lives in the same alternative universe as Follywood. So what happens when they hit the brick wall of terrible reality? Cognitive dissonance. Imagine my dismay upon completing Megan O’Grady’s review below  (it was not on their online site so I transcribed it for you);

In the early nineties, Ayaan Hirsi Ali fled her native Somalia – and an arranged marriage to a man she barely knew – and made her way to the Netherlands, whereHirsi_ali_1 she has since become an outspoken member of parliament and an author (it was the film of her screenplay, Submission, that resulted in director Theo van Gogh’s murder.) Her new work The Caged Virgin: An Emancipation Proclamation for Women and Islam (Free Press) is both an indictment of the repression she escaped and a call for democracies to address the subjugation of women within their growing immigrant communities. The examined life, we’re reminded, isn’t just worth living: It’s worth fighting for.

Huh? I think they are sucking down way too may antidepressants over there on Madison Avenue. Read it again. Not one mention of Islam, the brutality exacted on Muslim women or the barbaric practice of female clitorectomy. Hirsi Ali was a victim of this mutilation.

And notice the new leftoid buzzword. "immigrant". “Immigrant" is the new euphemism for Muslim. This holds for the European papers too, immigrant rioting, immigrant honor killings, France car burnings - immigrant.  You get the idea. The whole objective of Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s work is whitewashed, completely ignored. The whole point of the book. “The examined life”?  This is what the free, thong twisting, stiletto wearing O'Grady thinks Hirsi Ali is doing? She is trying to expose the horrors of Islamic extremism.

Islamic extremism  declared war on America. Islamic extremism murdered 3,000 innocent Americans. The very war  that Europe, the fatherland of ffffffashion!,  is sinking under, Vogue does not mention once.

Hey Anna NuclearWintour , shame shame shame on you, bee-yatch.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Dhimmi Google Supports Al Manar Hezbollah

From my Google news alerts. Al Manar *spit* - if al manar is hezbollah, a terrorist organization. Isn'tGoogle_terrorist there a law against spreading terror and incitement to kill innocents? Check out how they describe the vile Chomsky.........

Noam Chomsky: Hezbollah's insistence on keeping its arms is ...
Al-Manar - Lebanon
Noam Chomsky the famous US intellectual anti Israel and US foreign policies visits Hezbollah's Headquarters and meets Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah in the South ...

GOOGLE: SHUT IT DOWN!~

Hezbollah: Honoring Bolton by Lebanese figures is a scandal Al-Manar - Lebanon
... Who is John Bolton so that they would rush to pay tribute to him? What has he offered to Lebanon? What we have read in the newspapers is a scandal and a shame. ...

Friday, May 12, 2006

Phony Phone Foolishness

I am stunned when the lunatics elected by the uninformed (thank the media)  scream bloody  murder about the latest NSA canard. The 12th imam is on his way (at least ah-mad-mini-me seems to think so), the worldwide Islamic extremist movement means to take us out, and Hitler part II is playing with nuclear weaponry. To better understand the latest phone kerfuffle, Ben wrote the following ;

  Traffic Analysis

As a public service, I thought I would shed some light on what it is the NSA is doing with all those phone records.  It’s not what the media implies it is. For starters, what they are not doing:  NSA analysts are not sitting at their consoles with their headphones listening to your conversation.  They don’t know about your mistress, how smart your son is, who Emily is going out with, your dinner plans, why you hate your boss, and they don’t care.  They don’t have the time to bother because:

1)       They have phone records, not taped conversations.

2)       Even if they had conversations, they wouldn’t have a fraction of the analysts needed to listen to more than a tiny, tiny subset of conversations, and they cannot waste their time on your personal issues.

In fact, they don’t even know what number you called, when, and where.  Yes, thisSorry_wrong_number_academy_promo information exists, but buried inside machines.  No one “knows” it, just as a librarian does not “know” a fact merely because it exists in a book on a shelf in a library.  And this information will stay buried, unknown, secure and personal unless something very unusual turns up.

So here is what is being done:  traffic analysis.  This is an arcane art-science, in which the analyst, or more precisely, in this case, the algorithms designed by analysts, glean information not from the conversations themselves, but from the patterns those communications generate in time and space.  Some of it is obvious and self evident:  you can tell the difference in communications patterns between passing information and coordinating an activity, because the coordination conversations will have short return messages initiated by the non-node elements, while information is generally passed to a node from only one element, and then distributed to a larger group by the node.

After 9-11, a lot of people talked about “connecting the dots”.  This is connecting the dots.  This is using a computer to pluck patterns out of the virtual “information space” in which people communicate, without actually monitoring the information itself.  Of course, should a particular pattern be red flagged by an algorithm, it could lead to actual monitoring.

In a New Century kind of way, it’s not unlike scanning the airspace for signs of enemy bombers- something taken for granted back in the Cold War but inappropriate today, now that we have an enemy that doesn’t bother to maintain old fashioned conventional air forces.  Today we have to scan information space for signs of enemy activity.

Exactly what can be gained from traffic analysis is highly classified for obvious reasons.  Any enemy, aware that certain communications patterns meant certain things to analysts, would make an effort to change patterns, or send “false positives” to the analysts.    The New York Times is aware of this too, and so would make every effort to get this information to terrorist groups and help them thwart intelligence analysts.

The people railing against this are still living with September 10th Mentalities.  I’ve heard it over and over; it’s “Wrong” to gather intelligence unless there is a clear sign of law breaking.  On 9-11, some of those hijackers hadn’t actually committed a felony UNTIL they took over the planes- what dots, then, were we supposed to connect?  Traffic Analysis is dot connection at work.  It is not wiretapping, it is not eavesdropping.  No personal information comes into contact with another human being unless it is part of a very suspicious pattern.

Thanks Ben.
In other words, STFU already and start fighting the real war. BTW, most Americans agree.

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Thursday, May 11, 2006

Atlas Interviews ANDREW BOSTOM: "Muhhammad is the Prototype Jihadist"

First, view the video of Andrew Bostom on O'Reilly here going toe to toe against a member of the Muslim Council of Islamic Affairs on last night's show. Then listen to my interview with Andrew Bostom, author of The Legacy of Jihad, we just hung up the phone.

Much thanks to Brian. He just transferred file  to MP3- -- if anyone wants the digital version, write me.
Download AndrewBostominterviewedbyAtlasS.mp3

Here's lunch (and dinner) kids.................Bostom is wildly brilliant and yet,  very regular.  Rare.  Bolton has that quality too.
Interviewing Andrew  Bostom validates every diabolical concern I have with the RoPMA, and makes America's delusion and denial all the more devastating. Oh and BTW, Bostom hates that bullshit religion of peace nonsense too. Ridiculous.

Here is a man, a professor of medicine at Brown, that has made the study of Islam and Jihad a life's work. A life's work...........the depth and breadth of his knowledge makes ominous the prospect of a peaceful, diplomatic solution. In a word, impossible.

Bostom's book makes mincemeat out of the whole argument that Radical extremism is merely one interpretation of the Koran.  Jihad does come out of many verses of the Koran.Legacy_of_jihad_1

"Chapter 9 is a series of war proclamations. And those war proclamations are not against long extinct people. They are against Jews, Christians, Pagans (Hindus, Buddhists, Animists ie those in Sudan.)
Take Muhammad's behavior. Muhammad is the prototype Jihadist. Muhammad evolved from a proselytizer to a warrior. He is the "perfect Muslim man." He waged 70 odd Jihad campaigns. Almost all of them targeting specific populations on the Arabian peninsula.......Christians, Jews, Pagans........this became the normative model.

Many of today's leaders of Islam link  Muhhammad to terrorism ..........to Jihad. For example Sheikh Qaradawi who has with an enormous audience he reaches on al-Jizz, recently did a 2 hour sermon on  The Prophet Muhammad as a Jihad man.  The prophet Muhammad is the perfect Jihad model.

There is no "greater spiritual Jihad" as many point to as an alternative interpretation of jihad. Many have gone--  including Islamic scholar Reuben Firestone --  in search of such a reference - to a Spiritual Jihad - in the Koran and it is not to be found. There exists no such hadith. This supposed saying can not be found.

It gets worse........

We covered a lot of ground. From Bosnia to Bernard Lewis.Nor did he gloss over  Clinton's shallow understanding of the Serbian/Kosovo conflict. "The Serbs suffered 500 years under Muslim rule." We bombed the wrong people and they were shocked when we bombed them.
Bostom strongly advises we read the book Defeating Jihad:How the War on Terrorism Can Be Won - in Spite of Ourselves by Serge Trifkovoc. Trifkovic identifies with precision the existential threat to both Western and other modern democracies--global Islamic terrorism, as perpetrated by Muslims following the uniquely Islamic dogmas and historical practices of jihad.

Bostom reveres Wafa Sultan, Ayaan Hirsi Ali and holds these courageous heroes up as the antidote, the possible cure for the gangrene that infects the Muslim world. I hold no such hope.He calls Hirsi Ali;

"compelling, articulate and incredibly courageous. Charles Johnson was blogging just about every speech of hers. She has a new book* that I just grabbed yesterday. She makes very clear that the problem is Islam itself. That shouldn't be a terrible thing to say.  Islam needs to undo a lot of its institutions, you know the kind of thing that [CAIR and the Muslim Council of Islamic Relations] deny even exist ....like the Jihad, like the imposition of  Islamic law, like the brutalization of women, that's all sanctioned by sharia. Like the whole notion that no Muslim society can be ruled by anything other than sharia law".

We leave our children a terrible, awful world. We must stop buying into the hudnas-- temporary calm  until they get their act together to "kick the shit of us."

And Bostom thinks like me, we gotta take those nuclear installations in Iran. Bah dah bing, bad dah boom.

*Ayaan Hirsi Ali's new book: The Caged Virgin : An Emancipation Proclamation for Women and Islam

UPDATE Here is a powerful example of why ALL Americans must learn about jihad doctrine--:

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said here Thursday that his letter to President George W. Bush did not concern the nuclear dossier, but rather was an invitation to Islam and the prophets culture. Article here.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

CIA: Failure, Failure and More Failure

Cliff May's Spies in the Cold, read it all here;

Recall, for example, that the CIA failed to foresee such historic events as the Khomeini revolution in Iran, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, and the collapse of the Soviet Union.

In the 1980s, the CIA didn't know that Saddam Hussein was close to developing nuclear weapons. Discovery of that fact was an unintended consequence of the first Gulf War -- a war which, ironically, was not waged to find and destroy Saddam's WMD capability.

Until 1994, the CIA had been penetrated for nearly a decade by Aldrich Ames, a KGB mole who revealed to the Kremlin the names of every "human asset" the U.S. had in the Soviet Union. All are believed to have been executed. He also compromised scores of U.S. intelligence operations. The CIA was slow and clumsy in pursuing and capturing him.

In the 1990s, the agency underestimated the threat posed by a growing global Militant Islamist movement. It gathered little useful intelligence on al-Qaeda, Saddam's regime or the ruling mullahs of Iran.

Astonishingly, CIA analysts failed to imagine terrorists using hijacked passenger planes as guided missiles. Or, if they did, they failed to persuade the Clinton administration to take such obvious precautions as reinforcing cockpit doors, arming pilots, and more effectively screening passengers.

Emblematic of the CIA's fogginess: Two months before the 9/11/01 attacks, former CIA operative Larry C. Johnson wrote in The New York Times that "Americans have little to fear" from terrorism. Johnson today is a frequent commentator on intelligence issues for the mainstream media.

The CIA failed to keep track of Saddam's Weapons of Mass Destruction.  The intelligence community is still uncertain as to what he did with his WMDs: Did he secretly destroy them, hide them or transfer them to another country at some point before the American-led invasion of 2003? Not knowing has contributed to the myth that Saddam never had WMDs.

The next CIA director needs to re-organize and re-prioritize. He needs to establish metrics for success. He needs a short-term plan to bring in more information and develop better analysis of what is obtained. He needs a long-term plan to prepare the CIA to become better than it is today and better than it's perhaps ever been.

This NRO editorial on the CIA is worth reading.

Good on leaks bad on everything else. Fire all the Clintonistas for starters.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

"If they are sleeping at night they are fools"

THE PRESIDENT:...... And when Ahmadinejad speaks, we need to take it seriously, and when he says he wants to destroy Israel, the world needs to take that very seriously. It's a serious threat. It's a threat to an ally of the United States and Germany. But what he's also saying is, if he's willing to destroy one country, he'd be willing to destroy other countries.

If the American people stand by while the the fifth column undermines and ties the hands of the Bush administration, then they are as culpable as the terror enabkers. Read it all over at Powerline here. Hat tip Bruce H

Jerusalem Post editor David Horovitz conducts an interesting interview with "a longtime Iranian-born opposition activist who, among other efforts, is a member of the National Union for Democracy in Iran, a three-year-old, US-based opposition group..." Horovitz's introduction and the interview itself are interesting in their entirety. Here is an exchange toward the end of the interview:

How worried should the West be by the nuclear drive and horrible rhetoric?

Extremely worried. They should not be sleeping at night. If they are sleeping at night they are fools. They should take Ahmadinejad at face value. This is no rhetoric for political consumption, or domestic consumption, or international consumption. He means what he says and says what he means. And when I say "he" I mean "they" - the regime.

If they had a nuclear capability would they use it?

I would say so, yes.

Unprovoked

They would make good use of it, in their aim to defeat the West.

How does Hamas fit into this mind-set?

As an operational arm of the Islamist regime - financially, politically.

Where does this desire to take over the world come from? Retreating from modernity is one thing, but taking over the world? Why the effort to defeat the West? Is this a religious imperative?

Judaism is more conducive to modernity. It does not close the mind. It encourages debate. I am Muslim-born, but Islam is the most rigid faith. Islam paralyzes the brain.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

They should have killed him

Peggy Noonan in todays Wall Street Journal;

It is as if we've become sophisticated beyond our intelligence, savvy beyond wisdom. Some might say we are showing a great and careful generosity, as befits a great nation. But maybe we're just, or also, rolling in our high-mindedness like a puppy in the grass. Maybe we are losing some crude old grit. Maybe it's not good we lose it.

Sounds like what they said about the German Jews when the question is asked "how could it happen?"  The answer put forth is something to the effect that the Jews were too civilized, too intellectualized, never considering the savagery, barbarity (that and they had nowhere to go or that  no one would take them in. There was only one Denmark)

Same thing. Same twisted thinking.
More Noonan;

From the moment the decision was announced yesterday, everyone, all the parties involved--the cable jockeys, the legal analysts, the politicians, the victim representatives--showed an elaborate and jarring politesse. "We thank the jury." "I accept the verdict of course." "We can't question their hard work." "I know they did their best." "We thank the media for their hard work in covering this trial." "I don't want to second-guess the jury."

I say bullshit. I say they blew it. I say they failed us. And I can say that, because it could have been me in that building or you or your ma or baby. We were all in those buildings and those planes and in the Pentagon. I won't soft soap this. Betcha dollars to donuts it was lefties on the jury that evoked his unhappy childhood memories liberal guilt nonsense.

He knew the trigger was about to be pulled. He knew innocent people had been targeted, and were about to meet gruesome, unjust deaths.

He could have stopped it. He did nothing. And so 2,700 people died.

I'd have pulled the trigger on him, they should have killed him. This jury was yellow.

UPDATE: Sandmonkey bodes ill tidings here. Say it ain't so, you barrel full of monkey love!

Jeremayakovka has an excellent post on terror here

Sunday, April 30, 2006

CAIR Smears Sudan Freedom Walk

The thugs over at CAIR (Council of Islamic Relations) have begun a smear campaign against those fighting for Darfur because they weren't included. Invite CAIR? Why not invite the Nazi party to Holocaust Remembrance day? The Sudan Genocide is a jihad, has CAIR ever spoken out against the jihad?  What has CAIR said against Islamofascists committing these heinous crimes? Not a damn thing. Here is the CAIR NEWSLETTER;

CAIR ASKS WHY NO MUSLIM GROUPS TO SPEAK AT DARFUR RALLY
Lack of Muslim speakers calls into question rally's 'true agenda'

True agenda? Are they for real? The organizers are ex slaves. The organizers excaped  the killing fields. Their "true agenda" is to save lives. The real question is, what is CAIR's real agenda?. It can't be a coincidence that Bin Laden is calling for the genocide to continue and CAIR's known affiliation with terrorist organizations.


(WASHINGTON, DC, 4/30/2006)
- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today questioned why no representatives of major American Muslim groups are listed as speakers at the Save Darfur Coalition "Rally to Stop Genocide" this afternoon in Washington, D.C.

CAIR and other American Muslim groups, including the Islamic Society of North America, the Islamic Circle of North America, the Muslim Public Affairs Council, and the Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation, are members of the coalition. But no representative from these, or any Muslim coalition member, is listed on the latest rally program. (Several Muslims will speak, but they do not represent Islamic groups that are coalition members.)

Thank G-d, maybe they want to keep it terror free. THERE ARE MUSLIMS SPEAKING, JUST NOT THOSE WITH TERROR CONNECTIONS.

The Washington Post reported that rally organizers "rushed this week to invite two Darfurians to address the rally after Sudanese immigrants objected that the original list of speakers included eight Western Christians, seven Jews, four politicians and assorted celebrities -- but no Muslims and no one from Darfur."

The ex slaves are from Darfur! And you just wrote that several Muslims will speak " but they do not represent Islamic groups that are coalition members" -  who would you like Hamas?

Earlier this month, after noticing the lack of Muslim speakers on the program, CAIR wrote to rally organizers asking to have a representative speak at the rally. The Save Darfur Coalition never replied to CAIR's letter, despite the fact that the Washington-based Islamic civil liberties group is an original signatory of the coalition's founding "Unity Statement."

"It is unfortunate that the Save Darfur Coalition chose not to list any mainstream American Muslim groups in the rally program," said CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad. "This disturbing omission calls into question the coalition's true agenda at the rally."

Is CAIR on a smear campaign because Muslims' Plight in Sudan Resonates With Jews in U.S.

Evil has no limits, no bounderies. None.

Simon Deng ends the walk today in DC, I was hoping to be able to cover the rally (which began and was poorly attended in NY) but the kid's two travel soccer games are mandatory and I haven't been able to juggle to get them there and be in DC. If I can't make it but any of you do, please send me your thoughts and pics of the rally.)

UPDATE: From the Devil's Lair at Turtle Bay;

Money shortage forcing U.N. to cut food aid to Sudan by half
The U.N. food agency said Friday that it is cutting rations in half for about 3 million refugees in Sudan's war-ravaged Darfur region because of a shortage of money, calling it ``scandalous'' that it has to stretch out supplies while it pleads for funds.

Cut payroll in half, kill all the perks and expense accounts and they'll find themselves awash in money. How bout opening all those oil for food slush funds. PIGS!

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

"Jesus with Erection"

University campuses are very confused. Let me put it another way. They are totally fucked up.
Jesus_cross2_alteredThey won't print the innocuous Danish cartoons, the University of Illinois stooping so low as to fire a student editor for running them, NYU wouldn't even display the Mo toons at a Objectivist panel discussion, Penn State censors an artist's work for displaying Islamic terror, but but but this?

'Jesus with erection' ignites outrage
A Catholic activist organization has written to Oregon's governor and state lawmakers to protest a University of Oregon student newspaper for having published cartoons showing Jesus Christ naked and with an erection.

Photo illustration:Cover of the Insurgent (image altered for propriety).

"The March edition of the Insurgent ... was one of the most obscene assaults on Christianity I have ever seen," Donohue said in a statement. "To make sure that the persons I wrote to understand how vile this attack was, I sent a photocopy of the two most offensive graphics: one was a depiction of a naked Jesus on the cross with an erection; the other, titled 'Resurrection,' showed a naked Jesus kissing another naked man, both sporting erections."

Rotten IntelligenCIA

Let me understand this, Karl Rove, President Bush's top political adviser, arrived at a federal courthouse today to  testify for a fifth time before a grand jury in the CIA leak-that-never-happened investigation. Meanwhile, a cabal of fifth column traitors and spies are projectile vomiting their treasonous lies to an aiding and abetting  press, thereby undermining the war effort, our President (that we, the American people elected) while putting our soldiers in danger.Something is soooooo rotten in Amerabia.

In today's Wall Street Journal, Our Rotten IntelligenCIA, worth the read for the sharp title alone.

Fired CIA officer Mary O. McCarthy went on offense Monday, denying through her lawyer that she has done anything wrong. But the agency is standing by its claim that she was dismissed last week because she "knowingly and willfully shared classified intelligence." It has been reported that one of her media contacts was Washington Post reporter Dana Priest, who just won a Pulitzer Prize for her reporting on the so-called "secret" prisons that the CIA allegedly used to house top level al Qaeda detainees in Eastern Europe.

We're as curious as anyone to see how Ms. McCarthy's case unfolds. But this would appear to be only the latest example of the unseemly symbiosis between elements of the press corps and a cabal of partisan bureaucrats at the CIA and elsewhere in the "intelligence community" who have been trying to undermine the Bush Presidency.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Antisemitism at Penn State

First take a moment -  and write the good Professor a note. Don't be rude. Don't threaten. Be firm and respectful and forthright. And pass this on to as many people as possible.

Do not let this man have a moment's peace. My letter:

Dear Mr. Garoian,
   There are moments in life when one is so close to a situation they cannot see the forest for the trees. This, I fear, is the cause of your recent blindness.
   As a leader, role model and educator your actions are a template for our children. I think you have done a great disservice to yourself, your fine institution and the children you serve by canceling the young Master Shulman's exhibit "Portraits of Terror."
   It would be one thing, if Mr. Shulman was the murderer ( ie  John Wayne Gacy). But Shulman's retelling of history in his art is a noble, admirable undertaking. Why would an educator and role model attempt to stifle or shut down an aspiring artist?
    Please step back, take a deep breath and consider the dastardly path you have chosen. Moral compass notwithstanding, this is a bad decision. I implore you to please reconsider.
Best,
Pamela Geller Oshry

Charles Garoian( E-mail: [email protected]) Professor and Director of the School of Visual Arts.

Office: 814.865.0444   Fax: 814.865.1158

PENN STATE CENSORS EXHIBIT

For Penn State student Josh Stulman, years of hard work ended in disappointment yesterday when the university cancelled his upcoming art exhibit for violation of Penn State's policies on nondiscrimination, harassment and hate.

Three days before his 10-piece exhibit -- Portraits of Terror -- was scheduled to open at the Patterson Building, Stulman (senior-painting and anthropology) received an e-mail message from the School ofJosh_stulman Visual Arts that said his exhibit on images of terrorism "did not promote cultural diversity" or "opportunities for democratic dialogue" and the display would be cancelled.

The exhibit, Stulman said, which is based mainly on the conflict in Palestinian territories, raises questions concerning the destruction of Jewish religious shrines, anti-Semitic propaganda and cartoons in Palestinian newspapers, the disregard for rules of engagement and treatment of prisoners, and the indoctrination of youth into terrorist acts.

"I'm being censored and the reason for censoring me doesn't make sense," Stulman said.

Charles Garoian, professor and director of the School of Visual Arts, said Stulman's controversial images did not mesh with the university's educational mission.

How about killing babies in pizzerias? Does that mesh with the university's mission, tool?

The decision to cancel the exhibit came after reviewing Penn State's Policy AD42: Statement on Nondiscrimination and Harassment and Penn State's Zero Tolerance Policy for Hate, he wrote.

Garoian could not be reached by The Daily Collegian for further comment by press time yesterday.

"We always encourage those who are offended by free speech to use their own constitutional right to free speech to make their concerns known," Mahon wrote. "This is an educational institution and people should embrace opportunities to inform one another and the public. ... We don't have a right to hide art."

Stulman said the exhibit, which is sponsored by Penn State Hillel, aims to create awareness on campus about the senselessness of terrorism and drew inspiration from images that have appeared in the public through newspapers and television.

He said he was shocked at the university's decision to cancel the exhibit and that he has tried to meet with Garoian on numerous occasions to discuss his artwork.

"It's not about hate. I don't hate Muslims. This is not about Islam," Stulman said. "This is about terrorism impacting the Palestinian way of life and Israel way of life."

Stulman said advertisements for the event were defaced in the Patterson and School of Visual Arts buildings, one of which had a large swastika on it.

Stulman, who is Jewish, said he felt threatened and abused by the Nazi symbol and is concerned for his artwork and his personal well-being.

"We don't have a political agenda except to support the voice of Jewish students," he said.

Photo: Josh Stulman examines his artwork, previously scheduled for an art exhibit that was canceled by Penn State. The painting to the right, by Stulman, is titled “Ramallah.”

UPDATE April 26: Best letter I've read. hat tip Naomi Ragen

Dear Professor Garoian,

May I address you as a fellow academic, albeit one working in the United Kingdom, whose original field is Arabic, Persian and Islamic Studies? The reason for my writing is that I have just learned of your decision to ban an exhibition of art centred around Palestinian terrorism, the work of a Penn State student called Josh Stulman.

I understand that your decision to cancel Mr Stulman's exhibit was made on the grounds that it 'did not promote cultural diversity' or 'opportunities for democratic dialogue'. This seems perfectly bizarre to me. I believe that the exhibition was concerned with the social and cultural impact of Palestinian terrorism on two societies, Palestinian and Israeli. In what way would that not promote 'cultural diversity'? Israel, which is daily threatened and harmed by that terrorism is - and I say this on the basis of close knowledge of the situation - is one of the most racially, religiously, and culturally diverse nations in the world, and certain many times more diverse in all these respects than any of its neighbours for a long way round. To convey the nature of a singularly vicious form of hatred (both racially and religiously 'justified') that has corrupted Palestinian culture to a frightening degree and has damaged one of the world's most open and vibrant societies seems to me a very legitimate thing.

But I also have to ask why on earth a work of art, however didactic in intent, has to conform to a rigid doctrine that it should 'promote cultural diversity'. That sort of ruling sounds like something from a totalitarian system like China under Mao or Russia under Stalin, or, indeed, countries like Saudi Arabia or Iran today which, in case you have not noticed, not only hate Israel and Jews, but spend a lot of money to promote terrorism against her.

You say the exhibit would not provide 'opportunities for democratic dialogue'. First, how do you know whether this would be the case or not? Since the exhibition was to take place on university grounds, I have to assume that the normal rules of open dialogue would have applied. Was Mr Stulman in some way preventing other students or staff from debating the merits of his work, from holding meetings on campus, say, or from writing online comments, or anything else? Since I assume he was not doing this, it seems to me that your action in banning the exhibit is an abuse of academic standards. The academy, as you well know, is a place in which ideas are put forward and - sometimes strongly - debated and disagreed with. Or does Penn State now allow one side of an argument to be put forward? If so, I must tell the more opinionated of my students to enrol there.

Since you are in favour of cultural diversity, I take it you also approve of diversity of argument. American campuses (much more than ours in the UK) are repeatedly venues for anti-Israel speakers, meetings, and exhibits. Why, then, should one student exhibiting images about Palestinian terror rock the boat so much?

If this had been a Muslim/Arab/Iranian student who wanted to put up an exhibition on the evils of the 'Zionist entity', would you, I wonder, have banned the event?

I will ask you now to do some hard thinking. Reflect on the meaning of the academy, the open exchange of opinions, and the profound significance of Palestinian terrorism as a subject for artistic expression. If you disagree with Mr Stulman's take on the matter, please just argue with him. Do not, at the risk of losing all credibility and honour as a university teacher, censor him. You are living in America, a country that has, as one of its many claims to fame, rights to free expression that are enshrined in the First Amendment. Please confirm me in my opinion that Americans still live up to the high standards imposed by their remarkable Constitution. We don't have one over here: you have that privilege. Please honour it.

Yours sincerely,
Dr. Denis MacEoin University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Michigan State: Dar al-Harb or Dar al-Islam?

Why do we seem to be having this cloying conversation every damn day in one way or another?  Every effing day. BASTA! This is America, get over it. Live free and let live.

Professor's Private Email Angers Muslims

Members of a Muslim student group want MSU officials to publicly speak out against an engineering professor who sent an "offensive" e-mail message to the organization in February.

Indrek Wichman, a mechanical engineering professor, told the Muslim Students' Association that "If you do not like the values of the West … you are free to leave. I hope for God's sake that most of you choose that option," in a Feb. 28 e-mail sent from his university account.

The e-mail also read, "I counsul you dissatisfied, agressive, brutal, and uncivilized slave-trading Moslems to be very aware of this as you proceed with your infantile 'protests.'"

Is he referring to the 50,000 slaves in Darfur? Enslaved by the Arab Islamic government? Slavery , human bondage and trafficking by the Islamic extremists must end. I quite agree.

The same day, members of the association protested against the publication of Danish cartoons that depicted the Prophet Muhammad, calling them inappropriate.

They feel the e-mail was inappropriate as well.

"I'm angry, frustrated, appalled — all of the above," said Farhan Abdul Azeez, the association's president and a human biology senior.

Angered by the slavery and the genocide, I pray.

Azeez said the association met with university officials several times since the incident occurred and have been assured Wichman's views are not shared by the university. Provost Kim Wilcox told the group he personally admonished the professor in a letter, Azeez said, but he has not made the content of the letter public.

Wilcox did the dhimmi bend over but it wasn't enough.

The association's students think that response is not enough. In a statement to the press released Monday, the students called on the university to publicly reprimand Wichman and make diversity training mandatory for faculty and incoming students.

"An investigation immediately followed (the first meeting between administrators and students) to assure the integrity of the learning environment in general, or specifically, was not at risk," university spokesman Terry Denbow said.

Wilcox's letter to Wichman was not released because it is considered a private communication, Denbow said, but added he could speak to the content of the letter.

Operative word here - private.

"It indicated that never should anyone purport to speak for anyone other than themselves and their personal views," Denbow said. "The provost finds the communication in the e-mail to naturally lead to the conclusion the students reached."

Wichman's e-mail read that he and "many, many, many of my colleagues" considered the acts of Muslims offensive, alluding to things such as beheadings and the rape of Scandinavian women.

In an e-mail to The State News on Monday, Wichman wrote, "A communication that I thought was private was subsequently made public, much to my chagrin. That is troubling, and I regret this entire incident."

He declined further comment until a later time.

Dawud Walid, executive director of the Michigan branch of the CAIR - Council on American-Islamic Relations, said MSU needs to publicly denounce the statement.

CAIR, a nationwide Muslim advocacy group for civil rights, got involved with the situation when the MSU group contacted them because students were frustrated by the university's response.

"We are not calling for his dismissal," Walid said. "We want the university to clearly state this type of inciteful speech should not be condoned by any institution."

Dismissal??????????? WTF? Ward Churchill!

Walid said he met with university officials April 14 and still has not heard about further action they might take. If he does not hear anything by the end of the week, he said he will file an official complaint with the Michigan Department of Civil Rights.

Harassment. Threats. Attrition.

When asked why the university did not make a statement before the group issued its press release, Denbow said the university did not want to "decry publicly what we considered a private communication."

Sick, sick, sick.

UPDATE April 25th: Muslim groups demand punishment for professor. And more here

"I am offended not by cartoons, but by more mundane things like beheadings of civilians, cowardly attacks on public buildings, suicide murders, murders of Catholic priests (the latest in Turkey!), burnings of Christian chirches, the continued persecution of Coptic Christians in Egypt, the imposition of Sharia law on non-Muslims, the rapes of Scandinavain girls and women (called "whores" in your culture), the murder of film directors in Holland, and the rioting and looting in Paris France." That's just the opening! hat tip Robert D

This professor deserves a medal.........f you would like to send a e-mail of support; [email protected]

UPDATE: Here's the email

Dear Moslem Association: As a professor of Mechanical Engineering here at MSU I intened to protest your protest.

I am offended not by cartoons, but by more mundane things like beheadings of civilians, cowardly attacks on public buildings, suicide murders, murders of Catholic priests (the latest in Turkey!), burnings of Christian chirches, the continued persecution of Coptic Christians in Egypt, the imposition of Sharia law on non-Muslims, the rapes of Scandinavain girls and women (called "whores" in your culture), the murder of film directors in Holland, and the rioting and looting in Paris France.

This is what offends me, a soft-spoken person and academic, and many, many, many of my colleagues. I counsul you dissatisfied, agressive, brutal, and uncivilized slave-trading Moslems to be very aware of this as you proceed with your infantile "protests."

If you do not like the values of the West -- see the 1st Ammendment -- you are free to leave. I hope for God's sake that most of you choose that option. Please return to your ancestral homelands and build them up yourselves instead of troubling Americans.

Cordially, I. S. Wichman, Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Rock on Prof!

 

Sunday, April 23, 2006

al-reuters: Terrorist Tool, Left Wing Tool

Paper calls for Dick Cheney's early retirement
Reuters
A Los Angeles Times editorial on Sunday called for a "far more audacious" makeover of President George W. Bush's administration, saying he should send Vice President Dick Cheney into early retirement.

Who gives a shit what that leftist trash yellow bellied newspaper says? And why is al-reuters running it as a new story?
Bias? What bias?

American Left: New Face of Terror

This is the American left. This is the Democratic Party. This is fascism. This is Nazism. These are animals. These are terrorists. Of course, the left sides with the Islamic fundamentalists, after all,  they too are terrorists.
I implore every person to start talking to friends, neighbors, butchers, bakers, candlestick makers, speak as if your life depends upon it, because it does. Come November, if the party of treason takes the House or Senate, impeachment proceedings will begin and Amerabia will not be far away.

From Michelle Malkin, "I am not afraid of you";

You know who you all are.

And if you think I'm going to stop blogging/writing/making a living because you've plastered my family's private home address, phone numbers, and photos and maps of my neighborhood all over the Internet to further your manufactured outrage and pathetic coddling of a bunch of lying, anti-troops punks at UC Santa Cruz...

...you better think again.

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Oh, and here's just a reminder of the kind of poor, "peaceful," innocent "children" at Santa Cruz engaged in throwing rocks, slashing tires, and running military recruiters off their campus:

Click here.

And here.

That's what this is all about--not me. Them.

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Previous:

The moonbats strike back
More thuggery at Santa Cruz
Cut off tax money for UC Santa Cruz!
Seditious Santa Cruz vs. America
UC Santa Cruz hates our troops

Gateway Pundit has more, much more here

Saturday, April 22, 2006

US Born Islamic Terror Suspect in NY

BREAKING NEWS: SADAQUEE IS BEING ARRAIGNED IN NY COURT RIGHT NOW

This morning, Sadequee arrived in Anchorage, Alaska, where he was brought before a United States Magistrate Judge and ordered removed to the Eastern District of New York.

The charge against Sadequee is serious - the lies he told impact issues of national security and were material to an ongoing terrorism investigation," said United States Attorney Mauskopf, here

19 year old Ehsanul Sadequeee and 21-year-old Georgia Tech student Syed Ahmed met with Islamic extremists to discuss "strategic locations in the United States suitable for a terrorist strike," according to an affidavit made public Friday. Fox News reporting;

Syed Haris Ahmed and Ehsanul Islam Sadequee, both U.S. citizens who grew up in the Atlanta area, met with at least three other targets of ongoing FBI terrorism investigations during a trip to Canada in March 2005, the FBI agent's affidavit said.

The affidavit said the men discussed attacks against oil refineries and military bases and planned to travel to Pakistan to get military training at a terrorist camp, which authorities said Ahmed then tried to do.

Ahmed told agents they had met with extremists and plotted how to disrupt military and commercial communications and traffic by disabling the Global Positioning System.

Sadaquee was found with numerous photos of Washington landmarks when he was arrested.

Home grown radical Islamic terrorists. Houston, we have a problem.

UPDATE: Best comment of the day from Phillips;

The Nazi party had a significant following in Ohio prior to WW2. Islamo-terrorism is not an assimilation issue.  It says nothing about whether or not their daughters take chinese-red-necks to the prom.  It says nothing about their gay son's dance company. Ideology can take hold with foreigners and nativists alike.  I'm with Bush. Bush is the greatest president in my lifetime.

amen.

Leaks and the Leakers that Leak them

CIA FIRES OFFICER  MARY McCARTHY OVER ALLEGED LEAK

This is an egregious crime. It was operational, not just classified info. She put lives in danger, c**t. She disclosed top secret information. Jail time is too kind. Think about it.

Piece of advise for the Bushies...............FIRE ANY ONE THAT WORKED UNDER THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION, I mean really.

Strata-sphere has the straight dope here, an incredible post actually.
The latest fired CIA employee is Mary McCarthy, (one of many to come, I understand, apparently the Department of Justice said they have DOZENS of leak investigations ongoing);

Until July 2001, she served as special assistant to the president and senior director for intelligence programs on the National Security Council (NSC) Staff, under both Presidents Clinton and Bush. More here hat tip x-dhimmi

Mary, Mary quite contrary has quite the checkered past with ties to the 9/11 commission, that complete lefty showboating waste of time;

In what is becoming a bad trend for Mary, she is now linked with Sandy Berger and Richard Clarke. Especially this strange reference (again from the 9-11 report):

9. See Joint Inquiry briefing by Mike, Sept. 12,2002.For briefings to the NSC,see NSC email,Clarke to Berger, “Threat Warning: Usama bin Ladin,” Mar. 7, 1998; Mary McCarthy interview (Dec. 8, 2003); CIA memos, summary of weekly Berger/Tenet meeting, May 1, 1998.

She apparently came to the defense of Richard Clarke once. If she is one in the same, this person has betrayed a lot of people with her actions.

And the CIA is warning ‘This is just the beginning’. Hopefully there are a couple of Senators taking note as well.

And I bet the leakers that gave the Ruskies our war plans and put our soldiers at risk were Clintonmuskovites. The Russians relayed the information to Saddam during the opening days of the 2003 war via someone at Centcom. Who was that?

The CIA did not name the reporters it believes were involved, but several intelligence officials said The Washington Post's Dana Priest was among them.

This week, Priest won the Pulitzer Prize for beat reporting for articles about the agency, including one that revealed the existence of secret CIA-run prisons in Eastern Europe and elsewhere.

The story caused an international uproar, and government officials have said it did significant damage to relationships between the U.S. and allied intelligence agencies.

Priest, who also won the George Polk Award and a prize from the Overseas Press Club this week for her articles, declined to comment Friday. More here

Attempts to reach her Friday night were unsuccessful [I bet- Atlas]

Post Executive Editor Leonard Downie Jr. said

people who provide citizens the information they need to hold their government accountable should not "come to harm for that."

So why didn't you run the Muhammad cartoons, yellow belly?

Over at Lucianne, THE SECRET WAR AGAINST PRESIDENT BUSH

Excellent complete overview over at Flopping Aces here, and important read;

Clarke, Beers, and Mary McCarthy were three of the top counter-terrorism officials in the country, all in the NSC, in the period 1999-2001. It can truly and fairly be said that the 9/11 plots developed on THEIR watch and that THEIR failings had more to do with it than anyone in the Bush team who’d only had a few months in office and had to deal with the (then) Democratic Senate not confirming important national security appointees, etc.

and Flopping Aces points out, lest we not forget what Porter Goss said;

Porter Goss told the Senate that these leaks had damaged our intelligence gathering capability and in so doing our national security:

CIA Director Porter J. Goss told a Senate committee yesterday that unauthorized leaks of classified information about agency activities have caused “severe damage” to the CIA’s operations and that journalists who report leaks should be questioned by a grand jury.

[…]Regarding disclosures about CIA detention and interrogation of terrorist suspects at secret sites abroad, Goss, the former chairman of the House intelligence committee, said that “the damage has been very severe to our capabilities to carry out our mission.” He added: “It is my aim and it is my hope that we will witness a grand jury investigation with reporters present being asked to reveal who is leaking this information. I believe the safety of this nation and the people of this country deserves nothing less.”

Clear And Present found this nugget:

Investigations into reports that US agents shipped prisoners through European airports to secret detention centers have produced no evidence of illegal CIA activities, the European Union’s antiterrorism coordinator said yesterday.

The investigations also have not turned up any proof of secret renditions of terror suspects on EU territory, Gijs de Vries told a European Parliament committee investigating the allegations.

The European Parliament’s probe and a similar one by the continent’s leading human rights watchdog are looking into whether US intelligence agents interrogated Al Qaeda suspects at secret prisons in Eastern Europe and transported some on secret flights through Europe.

But so far investigators have not identified any human rights violations, despite more than 50 hours of testimony by human rights activists and individuals who said they were abducted by US intelligence agents, de Vries said.

Give 'em a Pulitzer!

UPDATE: "Some former intelligence officials who worked with Ms. McCarthy saw her as a persistent obstacle to aggressive antiterrorism efforts." More here

Friday, April 21, 2006

"Euston Manifesto"

William Kristol on a few good liberals:

"WHO TODAY IS CALLED a liberal for strength and confidence in defense of liberty?" Harvey Mansfield asked this question almost 30 years ago in the preface to his Spirit of Liberalism, and the answer was almost self-evident. This was during the Carter administration, and things haven't gotten better since. There have been some exceptions to the rule of liberalism's weakness, but these exceptions have been fleeting, and the rule seems stronger than ever in the America of 2006.

Not so in Great Britain. There, Tony Blair has shown strength and confidence in defense of liberty, and it turns out he is not alone. A couple of weeks ago, a group of "democrats and progressives" released the "Euston Manifesto" (eustonmanifesto.org) proposing to draw a line between a soft and relativist left and the strong and confident democratic left that the signers seek to invigorate.

The primary author of the manifesto appears to be Norman Geras, a British academic, and the long list of signatories includes serious intellectuals like Oliver Kamm (author of Anti-Totalitarianism: The Left-Wing Case for a Neoconservative Foreign Policy) and John Lloyd of the Financial Times, to mention just two. It's an impressive document. It articulates 15 principles reminiscent of the much-missed liberal anti-totalitarianism of the early Cold War period. . . . click here to read the rest.

Coercion: True That

Hillary_lie
Over at Rocco's Blog, The gentleman in the fatigues is making the POW sign for "coercion." Hee Hee
Hat tip Jeremiah

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Molly, May Moussaoui Have His Way With You

Molly Ivins: Compare and contrast CNN.com
"Compare and contrast," read the directions for essay exams in the old college blue books. Compare and contrast the trials of Zacarias Moussaoui and Jeffrey Skilling.

Molly dear, I pray you get your wish and live under Islamic law. Skilling and Moussaoui in the same breath and you are defending Moussaoui?

Molly, Beware the mohel! I am sure Molly is a believer of one of these conspiracy theories.

More Cluelessness here

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

The Fifth Column's Latest Assault

Pulitzer Prizes Award Journalists Who Undermined Anti-Terrorism Programs

The annual Pulitzer Prize awards announced Monday night, by Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, rewarded Washington Post and New York Times reporters who exposed -- and thus undermined -- secret anti-terrorism efforts, as well as a Washington Post critic who mocked Vice President Cheney's outdoor apparel and ridiculed the supposed 1950s-era clothing worn by then-Supreme Court nominee John Roberts' kids. The Pulitzer board gave the “Beat Reporting” award to Dana Priest of the Washington Post “for her persistent, painstaking reports on secret 'black site' prisons and other controversial features of the government’s counterterrorism campaign.” The “National Reporting” award was won by James Risen and Eric Lichtblau of the New York Times “for their carefully sourced stories on secret domestic eavesdropping that stirred a national debate on the boundary line between fighting terrorism and protecting civil liberty.” The duo infamously penned the damaging December 16 article, “Bush Lets U.S. Spy on Callers Without Courts.”

Washington Post fashion writer Robin Givhan grabbed the “Criticism” award “for her witty, closely observed essays that transform fashion criticism into cultural criticism.” In a January 2005 piece featured by the Post in a new page created to showcase her Pulitzer-winning work, Givhan complained that at a gathering of world leaders to mark the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Dick Cheney “was dressed in the kind of attire one typically wears to operate a snow blower.”

The Pulitzer Prizes page listing the winners.

For the list of the members of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize board, which is dominated by liberals, including Columbia University President Lee Bollinger, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the W.E.B. DuBois Professor of Humanities at Harvard University and Nicholas Lemann, Dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University.

And while we are dissecting the simmering civil war inside America, Kevin sent me the following;

Ghost of "Tokyo Rose"

Anyone who remembers anything about World War II or has studied anything about World War II will understand and remember that during World War II, the Japanese developed a way to demoralize the American forces.

The Japanese psychological warfare experts developed a message they felt would work.

They gave their psychological warfare script to their famous broadcaster "Tokyo Rose" and every day she would broadcast this same message packaged in different ways, hoping it would have a negative impact on American GI's morale.

What was that demoralizing message? It had three main points:

1. Your President is lying to you.
2. This war is illegal.
3. You cannot win the war.

Does this sound familiar?

Is it because Tokyo Hillary, Tokyo Harry, Tokyo Teddy, Tokyo Nancy, Tokyo Durbin, Tokyo Kerry, etc. have all learned from the former enemies of our country and have picked up the same message and are broadcasting it on Tokyo CNN, Tokyo ABC, Tokyo CBS, Tokyo NBC, etc., to our troops?

The only difference is that they claim to support our troops before they demoralize them.

Come to think of it... Tokyo Rose told the American Troops she was on their side, also.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Al-Arian Offers Guilty Plea in Islamic Jihad Conspiracy

The jury couldn't bring itself to declare Al-Arian guilty but Al-Arian did. This is what is teaching your children everyday in schools across America;

A former Florida college professor, Sami Al-Arian, has pleaded guilty to aiding Palestinian Islamic Jihad and agreed to serve more jail time before being deported, according to records made public today by a federal court in Tampa.

Al-Arian admitted to a variety of facts about his support for a terrorist group responsible for killing dozens of people in Israel, Gaza, and the West bank, chiefly through suicide bombings. In the agreement, Al-Arian conceded he "was associated with" and "performed services for" Palestinian Islamic Jihad.

Good bye and good riddance to bad bad rubbish.

UPDATE: Robert Spencer on Al Arian here;

After years of denial, Sami Al-Arian has finally admitted it: he has pleaded guilty to a charge of “conspiracy to make or receive contributions of funds to or for the benefit of Palestinian Islamic Jihad, a Specially Designated Terrorist” organization. He has agreed to accept deportation. In his 2002 defense of Al-Arian, Eric Boehlert wrote: “The al-Arian story reveals what happens when journalists, abandoning their role as unbiased observers, lead an ignorant, alarmist crusade against suspicious foreigners who in a time of war don't have the power of the press or public sympathy to fight back.” Reality is just the opposite. The al-Arian story reveals what happens when journalists and Leftist academics, abandoning their role as unbiased observers, lead an ignorant, alarmist crusade against Americans who in a time of war try to defend our country from those whose politics make them the darlings of the Leftist media and academic establishment.

Al-Arian’s guilty plea is a dizzying turnaround from last December 6, when the former University of South Florida professor was acquitted on eight of seventeen terror-related charges. At that time, Linda Moreno, an attorney for Al-Arian, exulted: “This was a political prosecution from the start, and I think the jury realized that.” The acquittal appeared to vindicate the many journalists and academics who had maintained Al-Arian’s innocence for so long. Chief among them was Boehlert, whose January 2002 article was entitled “The prime-time smearing of Sami Al-Arian: By pandering to anti-Arab hysteria, NBC, Fox News, Media General and Clear Channel radio disgraced themselves -- and ruined an innocent professor’s life.” Then there was John Esposito, director of Georgetown University’s Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding and author of numerous apologetic books about Islam. In a letter to Dr. Judy Genshaft, President of the University of South Florida, after she fired Al-Arian, Esposito reminded her that “the University did a thorough independent review several years ago which found no merit in accusations made at that time” and worried that Al-Arian was merely falling victim to “anti-Arab and anti-Muslim bigotry.”

Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times also likely felt vindicated. In March 2002 he went to bat for Al-Arian, portraying him as a Gandhi behind bars.......Read it all.

Monday, April 17, 2006

Lame Plame Blame Game Slain

As if we didn't know this all along, today's New York Sun;

Contrary to published reports, a State DepartmentPlame_8 memorandum at the center of the investigation into the leak of the name of a CIA operative, Valerie Plame, appears to offer no particular indication that Ms. Plame’s role at the agency was classified or covert......

   The memo, drafted by the then head of the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research and addressed to the then secretary of state, Colin Powell, was carried aboard Air Force One as President Bush departed for Africa in July 2003. A declassified version of the document was obtained by The New York Sun on Saturday.

There was never a story here just another left wing seditious canard to discredit and distract the President, and deceive the American people at one of the most dangerous junctures in American history. The Democrats, party of seditionists.

 

The Plame, Name-Fame-Flame-Drain-Lame-Insane-Deign to Blame and Maim-Train-Strain-Game is over (it was over before it began.) Fitzgerald, get a real job.

Plamelunch_1 One attachment to the memo consists of typewritten notes a State Department representative took at a February 19, 2002, meeting where sending Mr. Wilson to Niger was discussed. “Meeting apparently convened byValerie Wilson, a CIA WMD managerial type and the wife of Amb. Joe Wilson, with the idea that the agency and the larger USG could dispatch Joe to Niger to use his contacts there to sort out the Niger/Iraq uranium sale question,” an American diplomat serving as the west and southern Africa division chief in the State Department’s intelligence and research bureau, Douglas Rohn, wrote.

   Mr. Wilson told the Sun yesterday that the State Department’s account of how his trip was arranged was “absolutely inaccurate.”

Oh yeah I'm sure. Hey Joe your brain is "absolutely inaccurate." Tool.

Mr. Wilson acknowledged that his wife drafted a memo describing his previous involvement with Niger, but he said she did so at the request of her supervisor. A Senate Intelligence Committee report issued in July 2004 said Ms. Plame “suggested his name for the trip.”

A cable attached to the key memoranda indicates that on September 10, 2001, one day before the terrorist attacks on America, Prime Minister Amadou of Niger told embassy officials “that there were buyers like Iraq who would pay more for Niger’s uranium than France.”The cable also said American officials received “frequent leadpipe guarantees by the French ambassador here that no uranium diversion to rogue states is possible.”A Senate report discussed the alleged comment from Mr. Amadou, but did not give the exact date. Story here

Sunday, April 16, 2006

"The Fateful Hour has Arrived"

The moment has arrived for President George W. Bush to make clear if he is, in the final analysis, the leader of the free world or its undertaker. Read all of Glick's latest here

Iran, the single greatest enemy of the US and everything it stands for, which has repeatedly stated its goal of destroying America and erasing Israel from the map of the world, is now on the verge of acquiring a nuclear arsenal. It already has delivery systems capable of launching nuclear strikes against Israel and most of Western Europe. Through its own Revolutionary Guards units, Hizbullah and its other terror clients, it has been actively warring against the US for 27 years.

Iran made its fastest leaps towards nuclear capabilities since the September 11 attacks. When in late 2002 Iran's secret nuclear facilities in Natanz, Arak and Isfahan were revealed to the world, the US reacted not by moving to destroy this emerging threat which it acknowledged to be the greatest threat to its own national security and to the security of the world. It reacted by backing Britain, Germany and France's attempts to appease the mullahs into giving up their nuclear weapons program.

To date, the US's official policy for contending with Iran is to seek redress in the UN Security Council. That is, the US has placed the responsibility for meeting what it has itself admitted is the greatest threat to global security in the hands of nations that do not share its assessment of Iran. By seeking Security Council action on Iran, the US has delegated the power for contending with the Iranian nuclear threat to China and Russia which have both assisted Iran in developing its nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

After the September 11 attacks, George W. Bush was revered by Americans and lovers of liberty around the world. His soaring rhetoric and stated determination to fight for all that is good and sacred in this world won the hearts of millions and instilled in them the hope that the great battle for civilization had been joined by a force capable of defending it.

America is the greatest nation on Earth and it does have the ability to defend the world against regimes like Iran and its allies. It can prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. It can take those weapons out of North Korea's hands. It can bring Damascus to its knees and force it to cough up Iraq's arsenal of pathogens. And no, military might is not the only way for it to accomplish these tasks.

But America cannot, and it will not accomplish any of these goals if it continues to abide by strategies and frameworks that serve only to strengthen its enemies and permit its "allies" to behave perfidiously. It cannot and will not defend the world from evil, demonic regimes like Iran's if it continues to allow the likes of the EU, Russia, Egypt and China to undercut its will at every turn.

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Top Ten Chomsky Lies

This is rich. Go here  for the full article.

A. Top 10 Chomsky Lies About Communist Mass Murderers

B. Top 10 Chomsky Lies About Modern History

C. Top 10 Chomsky Lies About the Cold War

D. Top 10 Chomsky Lies About the War on Terrorism

E. Top 10 Chomsky Lies About Latin America

F. Top 10 Chomsky Lies About the Arab-Israeli Conflict

G. Top 10 Chomsky Lies About His Collaboration With Neo-Nazi Holocaust Deniers

H. Top 10 Chomsky Misquotations

I. Top 10 Chomsky Statistical Distortions

J. Top 10 Chomsky Lies About Himself

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Patrick Fitzgerald: Uh.......Never Mind

Over at NRO here

embarrassing move this afternoon from CIA leak prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald. In his now-famous court filing in which he said that former Cheney chief of staff Lewis Libby testified that he had been authorized to leak portions of the then-classified National Intelligence Estimate, Fitzgerald wrote, "Defendant understood that he was to tell [New York Times reporter Judith] Miller, among other things, that a key judgment of the NIE held that Iraq was 'vigorously trying to procure' uranium."

That sentence led a number of reporters and commentators to suggest that, beyond the issue of the leak itself, the administration was lying about the NIE, because the African uranium segment was not in fact among the NIE's key judgments. For example, in a front page story on Sunday, the Washington Post reported:

At Cheney's instruction, Libby testified, he told Miller that the uranium story was a "key judgment" of the intelligence estimate, a term of art indicating there was consensus on a question of central importance.

In fact, the alleged effort to buy uranium was not among the estimate's key judgments, which were identified by a headline and bold type and set out in bullet form in the first five pages of the 96-page document.

A few hours ago, however, Fitzgerald sent a letter to judge Reggie Walton, asking to correct his filing.  The letter reads:

We are writing to correct a sentence from the Government's Response to Defendant's Third Motion to Compel Discovery, filed on April 5, 2006. The sentence, which is the second sentence of the second paragraph on page 23, reads, 'Defendant understood that he was to tell Miller, among other things, that a key judgment of the NIE held that Iraq was 'vigorously trying to procure' uranium." That sentence should read, "Defendant understood that he was to tell Miller, among other things, some of the key judgments of the NIE, and that the NIE stated that Iraq was 'vigorously trying to procure' uranium."

Never mind.

What gets lost in this whole twisted sister is the fact that the President was trying to get his message out on why we went to war on Iraq. The man has no messenger. NO MESSENGER.

This is not covering up gizzum stains on an intern's Gap dress. This is not having your Buddy old Vern Jordan the fixer "handle" your latest bimbo eruption. This is a President, Moishe the Beadle, and who, in trying to get heard gave the enemy (The New York waste of Times) a white hot exclusive thinking it might give him coverage, a platform to reach the people.

The funny thing is, after everyone's ass gets blown off, they'll blame Bush for that too.

Over at Confederate Yankee, he too discovers mendacity, malfeasance, and mischief at WaPo;

Please feel to correct me if I'm wrong, but I think I just caught the Washington Post in a Page 1 Lie, potentially misrepresenting the "unanimous findings" of one team of bio-weapon inspectors as what the reader might see as the "unanimous findings" of all teams in this article.

The facts? Not only were the various team not unanimous, the team played up by the Post, whatever their credentials, held a minority viewpoint, contradicted by two teams of military inspectors.

Mary Mapes-quality deception? Damn close, but you decide.

Bush's popularity slides: poll Shocka! Imagine if all the big mouths in your town were you live were talking trash and lies about you everyday, day in, day out, week in, week out, month in, month out, year in year out, for 6 years -- I ask you, could you leave your house.?Your name would be synonymous with pond scum. America has got to switch off the mainstream media and the leftarded newspapers and turn to the web for their news. And they have to do it soon.

Class filmstrip casts Bush as 'a--hole'    WorldNet Daily
An 8th-grade science teacher in Alabama who also is running as a Democrat for a seat in the state House was reprimanded for showing students a vulgar filmstrip that repeatedly refers to President Bush, members of his staff and conservative personalities as "a--holes."

Rocket's Brain whose brain rocks has a post on Missing the Big Story: The CIA's War with the White House, more here and here

And the American Thinker  weighs in;

The NYT ignores a big story

The legion of liberals who get their news from the New York Times (and still consider it a reliable news source) remain untroubled by the shocking news that Patrick Fitzgerald has admitted misleading a federal judge in a filing that he has had to officially ..

The New York Sun has full coverage of the matter, but relative few Times readers, especially the majority of its readers who live outside of New York City, will see the necessary corrective. Fitzgerald has plenty to answer for, but the Times is behaving unconsciounably by ignoring the matter, having used the erroneous filing to criticize the president.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Media bias against Bush? Nah

The Politiics of Confusion. The media, PR department for the Democratic Party, says what they want to believe.............when they explain later in the back of the book, no one will be paying attention.

The court documents released today are newsworthy for two reasons. The documents filed by special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald don't allege the president authorized aides to divulge the identity of covert CIA operative Valerie Plame, and  don't suggest Bush violated any rule or law governing the handling of classified material.

"This was not a leak. This was an authorized disclosure," the ex-prosecutor said.

You'd never know it from these headlines huh?

Headlines on the new intel from Saddams 46,000 boxes. uh uh

Bush authorized leaks on Iraq: court documents AFP
President George W. Bush authorized Iraq intelligence leaks ahead of the war, indicted former top White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby said in court papers.

Libby said Bush cleared leak: filing Reuters
President George W. Bush authorized the leak to the media of classified material about Iraq, a former aide to Vice President Dick Cheney said according to court papers filed by prosecutors and made public on Thursday.


Bush Approved Iraq Intelligence Leak, Libby Testified (Update1) Bloomberg.com
April 6 (Bloomberg) -- President George W. Bush authorized disclosure of classified information on Iraq's weapons program to rebut war critics, a former top administration aide told a grand jury, according to documents filed in federal court.

Bush said to have approved leak of Iraq data Reuters UK & Ireland News
A former senior White House official testified that President George W. Bush authorised the leaking of classified material on Iraq, according to court papers made public on Thursday that immediately ignited a political storm.

Bush 'authorised leak of classified intelligence' News Interactive
US President George W. Bush authorised the leak to the media of classified material about Iraq, a former aide to Vice President Dick Cheney said, according to court papers filed by prosecutors that have just been made public.

Bush authorised leaks on Iraq: court documents Channel NewsAsia
WASHINGTON : President George W. Bush authorised Iraq intelligence leaks ahead of the war, indicted former top White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby said, according to court papersJosephine_the_plumber released on Thursday.

As for Plame? One of my readers put it most succinctly;

The incident in question; regarding disclosure of a secret agent's identity is a farse. She bragged to everyone and anyone, that it was in the fix. Her affililiation with the Clintonistas has given her the ability to indulge in her favorite pastime. That is, discrediting Bush. I can't point it out enough, that a number of people in Pennsylvania were aware of her status, particularly in Huntingdon Valley.

Want an in depth non partisan take on this? Go here

Taranto here: In other words, this was an authorized disclosure of information, the opposite of a leak. Yet the Times, the Washington Post and even the New York Sun (albeit only in a headline) call it a "leak."

Photo: Josephine the Plumber

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

The Left Got the Message

"I say to you: we are in a battle, and more than half of this battle is taking place in the battlefield of the media."
- Ayman al-Zawahiri, Al Qaida Spokesman, November 2005

Not to worry Ayman, the dhimmicrats got your talking points. They are handling the Iraq campaign for you.

Iran, Iraq, Intel, Idjuts, Infinitum

Democrat: Intelligence on Iran Inadequate

It seems to me the intel coming out of Iran's mouth  on a daily basis is more than adequate. ....bah dah boom.
These savages are at war with us. This mental masturbation has to stop. And I like Jane Harmon but this is counter intuitive. War has been  declared on this great country and you can color me belligerent but I refuse to talk myself and my countrymen out of it. I'll be damned.  "We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality" - Rand, for the millionth time.

Iraq intel was lacking? (thank you Billyboy Clinton). Well then I guess we ought to fault BushLeft_coast Senior, he should have gone against the wishes of the world in '91 and taken Saddam out then.  Saddam had invaded another country and  the mustard and sarin gases were about to be dropped on those poor Kurds and Shia, and any other poor soul the Stalin inspired Saddam felt like melting that day.

The whole intel argument is just plain dumb. The world is a better place without that fcuking killer running Iraq with crackpot dreams of Middle East domination. And so what if there are problems in Iraq? They are trying to get the damn thing right. War is messy. Life under despots, dictators and oppressors is tortured and deadly. Get off their backs and get on the peace through strength train, dammit.

Now you have Al Whore caterwauling here

Warning that Bush and the Republican Congress have displayed "a blinding lack of awareness" about "the worst catastrophe in the history of human civilization" — global warming [doesn't exist - Atlas]Gore also blames the incumbent for ignoring the threat of 9/11

Yes you putz, we ignored the implicit threat made on February 26, 1993  -- the attack in the garage of the New York City World Trade Center.  Al-Qaeda bombed  Tower One. It killed six, injured over 1,000, and presaged the September 11, 2001 attacks on the same buildings. The goal of the attack was to devastate the foundation of the north tower in such a way in that it would collapse onto its twin. Hellooooooooooooooooooo, where were you then genius? STFU already.

Above photo: Cover of the May 2006 issue of Vanity Fair Robert F. Kennedy Jr., actor George Clooney, actress Julia [he's not my President] Roberts and former U.S. Vice President Al Gore. in the "green" issue - oy They just keep shoving these moonbats down our throats no matter how much we dry heave or projectile vomit. I still don't know why of all the mothers that lost a child in Iraq, the only mother known to the American people is Cindy Sheehan. Think about that.

Did you see this brilliant screed here?

Movie-maker OLIVER STONE has blasted media groups who "slander" celebrities for their political comments - because intelligent stars have every right to question their leaders. The Vietnam veteran, who is a fierce opponent of the US leadership, is appalled every time a celebrity is rudely mocked for making his or her thoughts about PRESIDENT GEORGE W BUSH and the war in Iraq public, and he urges journalists to be more supportive.

If journalists were any more supportive you'd need a scalpel to separate the two. I mean c'mon.........

The NATURAL BORN KILLERS director says, "We're Hollywood wackos and all that stuff, left-wing... (It's) an easy and facile dismissal. "I'm still a citizen, I've served my country as a veteran, I've had many jobs before the film business. I know something of life, having lived to this age. "We have a right to speak and every time we speak: 'You're an actor, a showbusiness director,' we're making it up! "This is not a way of dealing with people. This is slander." hat tip Judith

Since when is that slander? This is slander Ollie. And this is your legacy.

Q&A: IRAN: Bush Administration 'Not Serious' About Dealing With Iran
New York Times

Q&A: Iran: New York Times 'Not Serious" About Delivering the News
AtlasShrugs.com

Monday, April 03, 2006

"the affable Eva Braun" of American liberalism gets CBS Top Job

LeftwingHow appropriate. Katie Couric, far left tool,  will be the new evening news anchor on SeeBS, the seat once occupied by Walter Cronkite and Dan Rather (cough, cough).

Isn't that special? These folks are primal. They are incapable of learning anything. I'll bet dollars to donuts the slide in ratings at CBS continue. The world is on fire and the elite media has its head up its ass. Cartoons anyone?

Couric: "You call me the 'Eva Braun' of liberalism--"    

"Affable," interjected Coulter.    

"Thanks...that makes me feel soooo much better," replied Couric, her trademark grin giving way to a scowl.    

9th Annual Campus Outrage Awards

Outrageous politicization and double standards continue to abound in higher education, and the Collegiate Network (CN) has once again chronicled the worst of those abuses in its 9th Annual Campus Outrage Awards. These awards highlight the worst excesses of "politically correct" students, faculty, and administrators in higher education. Popularly known as the "Polly." More here

1st - Yale University enrolled a former Taliban official with a 4th grade     education into a non-degree program. "I'm the luckiest person in the     world," gushed Sayed Rahmatullah Hashemi, the former Deputy Foreign     Secretary of the Taliban. Yale pursued Hashemi's admission in the name of     that sacred cow, diversity, which now appears to extend not only to people     of various sexes, creeds, races, ethnicities, sexual preferences and     practices, but also to enemy combatants who make war upon the United     States. (This from the same university that bars ROTC from its main     campus.)    

2nd - DePaul University has essentially declared war on free speech on     campus. First, the university suspended -- without a hearing -- a veteran     adjunct professor for daring to debate students handing out pro-     Palestinian literature on campus. Next, the administration branded as     "propaganda" a College Republican protest of a Ward Churchill speech on     campus. Finally, college officials shut down an affirmative action bake-     sale sponsored by the campus conservative club and charged the club member     who organized the event with harassment. Apparently, free speech is     allowed at DePaul only as long as it accords with the political views of     the university administration.    

3rd - (TIE) Administrators at both Stanford University and at the College     of the Holy Cross are trying to silence the independent voices of their     conservative alternative newspapers. Both The Stanford Review and Holy     Cross' The Fenwick Review felt pressure from leftist administrators after     criticizing politically-correct campus groups. The Stanford Review ran an     investigative article revealing the racist character of a campus Latino     group, which led to the group's being de-funded by the student government.     The Fenwick Review's unpardonable sin was its satire of the campus     homosexual group's "Gay? Fine by me" campaign. Officials at both schools     have resurrected long-dormant rules about distributing materials on campus     in an effort to suppress the dissemination of the papers.    

4th - Officials of the University of California System, representing 10     campuses with 200,000 students in the state, don't like diversity -- at     least, of the intellectual variety. The Board of Admissions and Relations     with Schools (BOARS Committee) of the UC Faculty Senate is refusing to     award credit to high school students in Christian schools who take courses     using textbooks published by A Beka Book and other conservative Christian     presses. The California State University system, which is twice as large     as UC, also follows UC admission guidelines. In effect, this small group     of elites seeks to discriminate in the admissions process of nearly all     California schools, proscribing a certain type of education it deems     dangerous to the state.    

5th - (TIE) Some college administrators wish we jingoistic Americans would     simply let bygones be bygones and would stop talking about the terrorist     attacks of 9/11. The University of Iowa chose not to honor appropriately     the 3,000 Americans killed that tragic day and instead held a "Peacefest"     on September 11, 2005. This celebration was sponsored by several radical     groups, including the International Socialist Organization, War Resisters     League of Iowa City, University of Iowa Antiwar Committee, the University     of Iowa College Greens, and the Women for Peace Iowa. Meanwhile, Canisius     College deems nothing more dangerous to campus safety than the creation of     a simple memorial commemorating Americans killed on 9/11. Annually, on the     anniversary of the attacks, Young America's Foundation's students     commemorate the victims by participating in the Foundation's 9/11: Never     Forget Project. When the College Republicans of Canisius College asked the     college administration whether the group could place 3,000 small American     flags on the quad as part of this effort, a college official nixed the     idea, claiming that it would damage the college's expensive sprinkler     system -- apparently, these pointy-headed educationists never heard of the     benefits of aerating soil. Story here

It has got to give you great pause.

 

The Eeeeeeevil Google Does

Google has become an arm of the enemy, officially . We (the blogs) have been reporting on their complicity with terror groups for some time now. I have posted on it here and here and more on Google here. Filou of Views on World Affairs writes here;

I opened my Google News, the source of a main article regarding the Middle East was Hezbollah’s Al Manar (see picture right). Since when the news agency of a major terrorist organization is considered a mainstream news source? When will Google start acting in a responsible fashion and stand by its “No Evil” principle?

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For those not familiar with Al-Manar, here are is a snapshot:
- It’s owned and managed by Iran-funded Hezbollah
- Its programs are dedicated to the promotion of Hezbollah’s views’ and the hatred of America and Israel
- One of the recent drama series it aired, called The Diaspora, was, according to the BBC, based on “the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, a notorious 19th Century publication used by the Nazis among others to fuel race hatred."
- The EU, and more recently the US, have forbidden broadcasting the network.
- Until 9/11, its parent organization, Hezbollah was responsible for more American deaths than any other terrorist organizations

US Designates Al-Manar as a Terror Entity. This is the same Al-Manar that the US Treasury Department Dealt a  Major Blow Against -- Hezbollah’s Al-Manar TV and Its Iranian Sponsors

Coalition Against Terrorist Media Achieves Number One  US Priority
The Coalition Against Terrorist Media (CATM) today praised the U.S. Treasury Department for naming Hezbollah’s al-Manar Television, as well as al-Nour Radio and the Lebanese Media Group, as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) entity.  Al-Manar runs programming designed to recruit terrorists and incite violent attacks.  Much of its funding is provided by Iran. Here

This is a news outfit? Google sees fit to qualify MURDER INC as a news source? Who died and gave these evil clowns  such dangerous power?  Google refuses to  give news agency status  to Little Green Footballs. and Michelle Malkin, (check out this 2005 post.)  Frankly they are both one of too  few news organizations providing real news. TRUTHTELLERS, a rarity that should be exalted.

Google_1And back in August 2005, Google gave news agency status to the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), according to an anonymous source at Google.

The ISM—an affiliate of the anarchist/communist wing of the PLO—would be on par with professional news services such as CNN, Fox, and Associated Press. In addition, the Palestinian Authority has announced through its WAFA news agency that the ISM will be given an official license as a separate news agency, according it the same media status as the news giants. Can you honestly say these guys don't have an agenda? It certainly is not the interest of America, or the promotion of good over evil.

The irony in all this the Google's slogan "do no evil." DO NO EVIL. These malevolent pigs do great harm. Terrible harm is done in spreading the propaganda of  barbarians while shutting out the truthtellers.

Google had been running advertisements for theIsrael_flag2_2 recruitment web site of the terrorist group Hamas, that show up when the word “Hamas” is entered in Arabic: Google advertises Hamas. Terror organization uses search engine to promote website of its military wing Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades.

"Terror organizations are advancing their recruitment and public relations methods: Internet surfers who enter the word “Hamas” in Arabic in the Google search engine, will view, in addition to the search results, an AdWord message that links directly to the website of the organization’s military faction Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades."

This indicates that a Hamas source has paid Google, the most popular search engine on the web, for the advertisement.

The link also appears in a search of several other words, such as the “Gaza,” “Palestine,” “Jihad.”

Google_china_10 Oh and BTW, that Israeli flag (above right) is what you'll get when you Google "Israeli flag". Sorry fellas, you can't keep telling me these are "accidents" then spit in my face and tell me it's raining. It has since been corrected here but Google ran that Abu Ghraib Israeli flag for an awfully long time and it took a Herculean bloggers' effort to get it removed.

Each despicable action of Google speaks volumes to their motivation. Their complicity to aid and abet the Chicoms in silencing and censuring the net in China  here while refusing to work with the US government on fighting terrorism, crime and porn here is a clear indication of their sympathies.

Think about it. By their acts ye shall know them. And so we know them.

UPDATE: More on Al-Mana from the Wall Street Journal;

Terror TV - Editorial
On any given night of the week, between 10 and 15 million Arabic speakers in Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East tune into Al-Manar (the Beacon), the television channel produced by the terrorist group Hizballah. The station's purpose, an Al-Manar official told researcher Avi Jorisch of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, is to "help people on the way to committing what you call in the West a suicide mission."
    In its heyday, Al-Manar was transmitted via French Telecom's Globecast satellite, and for a while could be seen in the U.S. thanks to Barbados-based Intelsat and Brazil's Hispamar. But a concerted lobbying effort by the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies succeeded in persuading most of the carriers to drop Al-Manar. Today, only Saudi Arabia's Arabsat and Egypt's Nilesat carry the station. The Bush administration might consider barring Arabsat and Nilesat executives from entering the U.S. until Al-Manar is taken off the air. (Wall Street  4Apr06)

UPDATE April 5Gates of Vienna has a slightly different but most excellent, "An Ignorant Slogan: "don't Be Evil

UPDATE: Google Alert, more from Al Manar

Shia Muslims in Iraq restrain themselves and farewell the Martyrs ...Al-Manar -
... Amid fears this may lead to civil war, the powerful Shiite leader Abdel Aziz al-Hakim called upon the country's Sunnis to help "unify" Iraq. ...

Jewgle_2 Google, minister of propaganda, terrorist sympathizer GOOGLE terrorist enabling policies here and hate America bias here. Last March Ynet, reported that Google had been running advertisements for the recruitment web site of the terrorist group Hamas, that show up when the word “Hamas” is entered in Arabic: Google advertises Hamas.Do no evil my ass, Google elevates evil to an art form.

UPDATE April 11: If the US government has designated Al Manar a terror organization, why would the evil doers at GOOGLE continue to morally equivocate on this?  They are beneath contempt, they are aiding and abetting. Bring them up on charges. At least we know whose side they are on;

Today's Google Alert  
Pressures mount on al-Jaafari to relinquish his candidacy for ...
Al-Manar - Lebanon 

Assafir Lebanese daily disclose a foiled attempt to assassinate ...
Al-Manar - Lebanon

TERROR TV, Wall Street Journal

The station's purpose, an Al-Manar official told researcher Avi Jorisch of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, is to "help people on the way to committing what you call in the West a suicide mission."

Watch some of its programming (revealing clips can be seen at www.stopterroristmedia.org), and you'll understand how well-suited the medium is to the message.

That's why it's good news that last month the Treasury Department named Al-Manar as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist entity. The designation prohibits financial transactions with Al-Manar and its parent company,
the Lebanese Media Group, and enables the government to level penalties against U.S. financial institutions (or foreign institutions that transact business in the U.S.) doing business with them.

This is no trivial blow: Hezbollah has used Al-Manar for fund-raising by televising bank account numbers to which viewers can wire contributions for jihad. Al-Manar has also sold several million dollars worth of advertising to Western companies. This, too, is now at an end.

The terrorist designation should also help put pressure on Al-Manar's last remaining satellite carriers.

The terrorist designation should also help put pressure on Al-Manar's last remaining satellite carriers.

Everyone except "Don't be Evil" Google, you can't make this stuff up.

Today, only Saudi Arabia's Arabsat and Egypt's Nilesat carry the station, and both governments have rebuffed U.S. entreaties to take it off the air. That may change if either company turns out to be liable to designated-terror penalties. The Bush Administration might also consider a wider range of sanctions, such as barring Arabsat and Nilesat executives from entering the U.S. until Al-Manar is taken off the air.

Al-Manar is hardly the only Arab channel that routinely broadcasts murderously anti-Semitic or anti-American shows. Nor is it likely that simply putting Al-Manar out of business will end terrorist media: The Iranian chapter of Hezbollah has announced its intention to set up a new channel, Khaiber TV. But by taking action against Al-Manar, the Bush Administration has set the right precedent against the worst offender. Let's hope it can enforce it.

APril 12: C'mon guys, everyone must write Google today. They are outta control. Michelle Malkin recommends

a polite but firm e-mail to source-suggestions-at-google.com encouraging them to remove al-Manar as a news source.

Counter terror blog has more.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

NYU's Cartoonish Quarantine

I have recently been espousing the work of the scholar Dr. Andrew Bostom after hearing him speak to the rise of Radical Islamic fascism. His take on NYU's capitulation to fear and thuggery on their recent censure of the display of The Danish Cartoons is here at the American Thinker. I can't run it all but I'd like to....I think alot of this guy. Hit the link and read it all. Oh and buy the book.

NYU’s Cartoonish Quarantine

This past Wednesday evening, March 29, 2006, I participated in a panel discussion of the Danish cartoon jihad where life imitated (Grenier’s) art as depressing farce through the actions of theCensor_1 New York University Administration. The NYU Administration’s toxic combination of moral cowardice and absurd, offensive “reasoning” forced a Hobson’s choice upon the courageous NYU Objectivist Club student organizers  of this important forum: If the cartoons were to be displayed, they could either limit admission to the event to the “NYU community” and exclude the over 150 off-campus guests who had registered to attend the event, or (as the students ultimately decided) to keep the event open to the (pre-registered) public, agree not to show the Danish cartoons. The FIRE (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education)  website has posted E-mails from NYU administrator Robert Butler  on March 27 and 28 documenting this ultimatum.

And NYU spokesman John Beckman mimicked the pious wisdom of the Al Azhar “doctors” of The Marrakesh One-Two with this astonishing pronouncement:

Realistically, one can have a discussion on smallpox without actually handing out the live virus to the audience.

Censor_2 As a physician and epidemiologist having studied both the historical impact of past infectious plagues, such as small pox, and managed real patients suffering from cruel, deadly viral illnesses still extant today, it is hard to comprehend the warped mindset that makes a glib analogy between deliberate exposure to a highly contagious, lethal virus capable of causing indiscriminate, mass death, and viewing twelve rather tame cartoons which might offend the sensibilities of some Muslims.

Sans cartoons, and amidst intensive (full metal jacket/body scan) security—(Whose “sensibilities” were offended by that state-of-siege requirement one might ask the NYU administrators? Were those same administrators  aware that the unhinged, openly jihadist supporting British Muslim “journalist” Yvonne Ridley had personally intervened to foment Muslim student unrest at NYU?)—the panel discussion did proceed. Excellent blow by blow accounts of this enlightening evening are available from bloggers who attended. (Atlas Shrugged has provided the most detailed assessment).

The NYU Objectivist Club student organizers, in cooperation with the Ayn Rand Institute, produced a highly informative program representing the eclectic views of attorney GregCensor_3 Lukianoff, President of FIRE, and specialist in First Amendment Law; journalist and playwright Jonathan Leaf, who recently resigned as arts editor for the New York Press in protest over the paper’s decision to withdraw the Danish cartoons from an issue dedicated to discussing them ; Peter Schwartz, editor and author of The Foreign Policy of Self-Interest, and me.

Addressing the symbolic empty jet black easels behind the panel, where a sampling of the cartoons would have been placed, Mr. Lukianoff noted their tragic absence, ruefully:

Those blank easels were a testament to campus repression and a climate of fear.

This tragedy—and the larger failure of mainstream print and other media to display the 12 images—was compounded by the bitter irony, that as Lukianoff observed, the Danish cartoons Danish_cartoon_2_2 have become perhaps the most important and “newsworthy” cartoons in history. Jonathan Leaf  emphasized the difficulty of conveying the issues, both literally and figuratively, without displaying the cartoons. Leaf only became aware himself of the banality of the cartoons upon reviewing page proofs of the images for an issue of the New York Press that was never published, leading to his voluntary resignation. Peter Schwartz of the Ayn Rand Institute, made the perspicacious observation that the ultimate goal of those Muslims violently fulminating over the cartoons was to create an atmosphere of such intimidation that non-Muslim societies accepted self-censorship, recasting their fear in principled language as “religious respectfulness” or “tolerance.”

During my own presentation, and comments, I emphasized how images of Muhammad, both pious and critical, have been produced almost continuously, for a half millennium by Muslim and non-Muslim artisans alike. And in an age where jihadism is run amok, why not ridicule one of its primary sources, i.e., the sacralized violence of  Muhammad himself, emphasized by none other than Sheik Yusuf Al-Qaradawi? The Sheikh is a leading authority in the Muslim world today—“spiritual” leader of the Muslim Brotherhood movement, and head of The European Fatwa Council—lionized (by the doyen of academic apologists for Islam, John Esposito of Georgetown University) as a “champion of reformist Islam”. During a June 19, 2001 broadcast of one his widely viewed Al-Jazeera religious programs, Qaradawi highlighted the unique characteristics of the Prophet Muhammad when compared to the prophets that preceded him, in a lecture entitled, “The Prophet Muhammad as a Jihad Model” :

The prophets that Allah sent prior to Muhammad were sent for a limited time …and to a specific people. … Allah established in the life of the Prophet Muhammad general, eternal, and all inclusive characteristics, and he gave every human being the possibility to imitate him and take his life as a model…The Christian is incapable of imitating Jesus regarding war and conciliation since Jesus never fought or made peace.

Allah has…made the prophet Muhammad into an epitome for religiousCensor_4 warriors [Mujahideen] since he ordered Muhammed to fight for religion

Qaradawi further acknowledged that Muhammad launched armed jihad during his sojourn in Medina. He also maintained that there is in fact a “jihad which you seek,” i.e., invading other [countries] in order to spread the word of Islam and to remove obstacles standing in the way of this Islamization.

Thus I concluded that the cartoons were also an important statement of long overdue criticism of the direct nexus between Muhammad’s actions, this “Ecce Homo Arabicus, and jihadism, made triumphally by the most prominent contemporary Muslim clerics such as Qaradawi.

John Stuart Mill wrote a letter dated March 18, 1840, extolling the notion of a perfect openness of,  “…discussion in all its modes – speaking, writing, and printing – in law” being in government the

...first requisite of good because the first condition of popular intelligence and mental progress. All else is secondary. A form of government is good chiefly in proportion to the security it affords for the possession of this.

Egypt_newspaper The only way we arrive at truth is by open discussion, with full freedom of expression. Thus the NYU cartoon panel discussion, as designed originally by the student organizers, included, appropriately, the display of the actual cartoons in question. Ultimately, stifling such fora enables coercive powers—governments or religious orders for example—to impose any order they wish. Ayn Rand in the climactic speech of her epic novel, Atlas Shrugged, (cited in this brilliant essay by the intrepid philosopher and Muslim “apostate” Irfan Khawaja) wrote:

“The moral is the chosen, not the forced; the understood, not the obeyed. The moral is the rational, and reason accepts no commandments.”  (Atlas Shrugged, p. 944).

Somehow the quintessence of these conceptions of Mill and Ayn Rand—don’t ask me to explain precisely—it’s more of a gestalt—are reiterated in another idiom by my favorite philosopher, Marx—i.e., Groucho Marx, who stated, “Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.”

The pusillanimous administrators of NYU, whose cowardice was concealed poorly by hollow (and bizarre) utterances regarding concerns not to “offend,” need to quarantine their personal fears and stop infecting the broader community with their own virulent strain of craven dhimmitude.   

Andrew G. Bostom is the author of The Legacy of Jihad.

Amen, Dr. Bostom, amen.

Need to feed your brain (me? my brain is always hungry) there's more to chew on. Egyptian Sandmonkey tells me that  the Egyptian cartoonists decided to launch a counter-attack by drawing their own cartoons, and he has them all up right here.

Please note the heavy anti-semetic undertones present in some of them.

This thing will not die because it is a deliberate campaign, a jihad in the ongoing war on the West by Radicsl Islamists.

Egyptian cartoonists strike back at Denmark

The Syndicate of Egyptian cartoonists decided that they would respond to the danish cartoons by making their own cartoons on what happend. They were done in order to- and I quote- " as a response to those who fell under the thrall of racism, forgery and crime", and were printed in a 2 page spread in Al Fagr newspaper, probably as a way to redeem the fact that they were the ones who first published the danish cartoons last October . Here they are:

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The newspaper edition that had the spread titled: "A counter-attack from the egyptian cartoonists stars against the danish cartoons." BTW, the Egyptians ran the original Danish cartoons in their newspaper (see above picture with red arrows) with little or no notice. It was not until a Cartoon Jihad was declared after the OIC met that the incitement, killings, embassy burnings and rioting began.

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Egyptian_toon_2 Egyptian_toon_4

All the toons are basically self explanatory, the bottom right toon is showing Islam as a flower being watered by an angel, and when the evil people (note the "Jewish nose"; Egyptians in cartoons and books always protray Jews with crooked noses) tried to step on the hose, it sprayed blood all over them. There is a Koranic verse on the bottom that loosely translates to "They tried to plot against Islam so we made them lose/fail".

There's more , much more go here.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

First Muslim Sister swim, Now Whole Communities

It's getting outta hand ffffffolks, we are talking A-M-E-R-I-C-A  here. AMERICA.

There are countries that apply sharia law — Saudi Arabia and Iran to name just two.  If a person wants to live under sharia law these are countries where they might feel at ease. But not America (channeling Peter Costello,  Australian treasurer.)

The Islamist Challenge to the U.S. Constitution

First in Europe and now in the United States, Muslim groups have petitioned to establish enclaves in which they can uphold and enforce greater compliance to Islamic law. While the U.S. ConstitutionConstitution_2 enshrines the right to religious freedom and the prohibition against a state religion, when it comes to the rights of religious enclaves to impose communal rules, the dividing line is more nebulous. Can U.S. enclaves, homeowner associations, and other groups enforce Islamic law?

Such questions are no longer theoretical. While Muslim organizations first established enclaves in Europe,[1] the trend is now crossing the Atlantic. Some Islamist community leaders in the United States are challenging the principles of assimilation and equality once central to the civil rights movement, seeking instead to live according to a separate but equal philosophy. The Gwynnoaks Muslim Residential Development group, for example, has established an informal enclave in Baltimore because, according to John Yahya Cason, director of the Islamic Education and Community Development Initiative, a Baltimore-based Muslim advocacy group, "there was no community in the U.S. that showed the totality of the essential components of Muslim social, economic, and political structure."[2]

Baltimore is not alone.

Just a few months ago, there was a public policy change with a Muslim sister swim (CHURCH AND STATE!), innocuous enough? Well, no - not really.
Atlas Shrugs: "Muslim Sister Swim", "Preserving modesty, in the pool"

It's Saturday evening, the end of a hot day, and a group of women andSwimming_muslim_1
children have gathered at North Seattle's Meadowbrook Pool for their monthly swim ... The women and children — all Muslims — have been swimming in private once a month at Meadowbrook as part of a program organized by the North Seattle Family Center.

The outfit that organizes and pays for the Muslim Sister Swim is the North Seattle Family Center, a unit of the Children's Home Society, a non-profit that gets most of its money from various government sources. As such, it should strictly comply with non-discrimination guidelines. Nevertheless, the Muslim Sister Swim is open exclusively to Muslims, no infidel women need apply.

Each time we move the line in the sand, we move that much further away from America's core values. Look at Europe, they woke up to Eurabia. But it was decades in the making. It is happening here. Cartoons anyone?

Allah Snackbar! Saturday Morning Opening Thread

Dhimmi of the Week award goes to................

New York University President John Sexton...ulululululululJohn_sexton_2
Read this interview with Andrew Bostom (author of The Legacy of the Jihad Holy War And The Fate of Non-Muslims). He  made an enormous impact on me at the Ayn Rand panel discussion  at the Cartoonless Cartoon Panel discussion at NYU

What I am increasingly concerned about is that we are now in a phase of this struggle where intelligent MSM types are sensing the reality and deliberately denying themselves access to the hard data that would confirm their own suppressed fears...This is truly chilling...

The bottom line is if the mainstream media (and I mean all of the media) printed those toons when the story broke, they would have had nothing to fear. Mass publication would have removed the sting and the fear that a singular publication suffers if it's only one of two outlets printing it. And that is what the media is supposed to be doing anyway, bringing us the news. Remember that good old fashioned idea? It is their job, their duty, it is their public service.

It was the media that gave these silly cartoons their power.

On a lighter note (!),got three soccer games this morn, but check out this blog - I was diggin' it at 4am (then again at 4am I am easily amused.). photoon: ihillary

UPDATE: Other stuff. The People's Cube is one year old, may peace be upon him. Me thinks it will be war.

Friday, March 31, 2006

The Holzers' take on NYU and the Danish Cartoons

This was just sent to NYU President John Sexton. I strongly suggest you do the same.

My husband, Henry Mark Holzer, earned a BA from New York University and we both earned our Juris Doctor degrees at the law school in 1959.

We are ashamed of our connection with NYU because of your craven surrender regarding the Danish cartoons and the treatment accorded the Ayn Rand Institute panelists, as well as members of the public, all of whom courageously wished to discuss a serious and important issue like civilized human beings.

As it happens, my husband recently published a nationally syndicated column condemning the moral cowardice of the American press on this very subject, and now you have the “proud” distinction of being in the forefront of turning an institution of higher learning into a weapon of moral destruction—a renunciation of everything New York University purports to stand for.  (Professor Holzer’s article, “The Press Defaults on its Duty,” appears below in its entirety.)

Mirrors don’t lie, Mr. Sexton.  Every time you look in one, you will no longer see a man of principle.  Your capitulation on this matter is not some vague abstraction.  This is EVERY INDIVIDUAL’S constitutional right of free speech that you have helped undermine.  And in the name of what—or more precisely, whom?

Perhaps the collapse of the World Trade Center towers and the horrendous loss of life in your own city has become an abstraction too.

Erika Holzer

THE PRESS DEFAULTS ON ITS DUTY

Henry Mark Holzer

            Unfortunately, the recent spectacle of worldwide mindless Muslim riots—supposedly caused by a Danish newspaper’s publication of the Muhammad cartoons—has obscured aDo_not_censor_me_1 phenomenon even more dangerous to this nation than the rampages themselves: the capitulation of America’s free press, which almost universally has declined to publish any of the drawings.

            The issue is not that the press has a right to publish the cartoons.  That’s undeniable.  It’s Constitutional Law 101.

            No, the issue is the duty of the American press to publish the Muhammad cartoons.  It’s not a social or political duty, but rather a moral duty, rooted in the legacy of the Founders and the self-generated principle the press has wrapped itself in for over two hundred years: “the public’s right to know”—about such stories as the Pentagon Papers, Watergate, looting of Iraq’s museums, Abu Ghraib, NSA surveillance, alleged torture of terrorists, secret CIA prisons, and much more.

Indeed, it was the perceived moral duty of the press in service of the public’s right to know that brought us editorial cartoons like Joe McCarthy climbing out of a sewer carrying a bucket overflowing with slime, and of Richard Nixon dressed like a plumber.

            Now, in the matter of the Muhammad cartoons, virtually all of the American press has suddenly done an about face— in the name of “restraint,” “sensitivity,” “respect,” “tolerance,” and other out-of-context bromides.  Yet there was none of this, or any reluctance to “offend,” when the media showed a South Vietnamese policeman shooting a Vietcong killer in the head, or allowed Jews to be caricatured by making them look like Shylock, or depicted Christ immersed in urine, or in publishing other stories that were, certainly as to some members of the public, unrestrained, insensitive, disrespectful, intolerant, and, yes, even offensive.

            But then, the press had no reason to fear the South Vietnamese, the Jews, or the Catholics.  And therein lies the explanation of what has happened to the media in the United States.

The American press that has ignored the Muhammad cartoons—cognizant of the fatwas against Rushdie and others, the murder of van Gogh, the burning of diplomatic enclaves, and the rash of death threats—has cut and run for at least two reasons. 

One, much less important than the second, is that most journalists in America today believe, or at least purport to believe, in the “multiculturalism” gobbledygook that all cultures are equal, that they all deserve respect, etc. ad nauseam.

The more important reason is because they are cowards.  In capitulating to the irrational mob, the American press has done much worse than expose their hypocrisy, betray their European and domestic colleagues, and default on their moral duty as custodians of the First Amendment.  Much worse.

            The compliant American press has shamefully, and dangerously, reinforced the belief of Osama bin Laden and his minions that—like Nixon’s pullout from Vietnam, Reagan’s retreat from Beruit, Clinton’s flight from Somalia, and Bush 41’s failure of will in the Gulf War—Americans can’t take casualties.

            Now, despite the sagacity of the Founders and the many First Amendment battles to keep America’s press free, the guardians of that legacy have left the field—not because of atual harm to them (which, had it occurred, they should have proudly accepted and soldiered on), but because of the mere risk of danger.  They have capitulated to mere threats from political zealots who worship nihilism, and who in millennia have contributed little to the civilized world but hatred, destruction, and death.

                         Throughout American history, the principal enemy of a free press has been government.  Now, sadly, it is the press itself.

The Evil of The Islamic Society of Boston Unleashed

Breaking news on the corrupt and dangerous Islamic Society of Boston. Dirty dealings and lawsuits to those that dare expose and question their illegal actions here;

*New* Recently disclosed Boston Redevelopment Authority ("BRA") documents.

The following recently disclosed Boston Redevelopment Authority ("BRA") documents were the subject of the March 4, 2006 Boston Globe article entitled "Aide's role in mosque deal eyed":

  1. February 26, 1999 Confidential Memorandum from Mr. Ali Salaam to the Board of Directors of the Islamic Society, counseling the Board on ways of obtaining favorable review of the Islamic Society proposal to the BRA; "as long as the City feels we [are] working cooperatively and making measured progress, then they will continue to work with us."

Read it all, this is your future.
Previous Islamic Society of Boston posts:
Atlas Shrugs: Islamic Society of Boston in bed with Al Qaeda

Radical Islams Attacks on American Isntitutions: The David Project nder Siege by the Islamic Society of Boston

Islamic Society of Boston Sues Muslim Scholar for Exposing Hate in Mosque

Dirtiest Deal: Mosque and State

INTERNET JIHAD: MY SITE IS BEING BLOCKED

This is the third email I have received like this in as many days..........XEROX has blocked me as well.

This page (http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/) has been classified as a Extreme site and has been blocked per RC-EB-POL-002, Use and Monitoring of Computing Resources.
If you feel that this is in error, please contact the Helpdesk at (VPN) 
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Please help me fight for free speech and truth telling. We can not let the left shut out the truth tellers. Please let mw know where I have been blocked and ask that Atlas Be unblocked. Anyone with any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
INTERNET JIHAD!

UPDATE: Another reader writes: "Add Pfizer to the list of companies that have blocked your web site."

What is happening? As an American am I not free to think? Having an opinion is suddenly a crime?

Last week a Marine in Iraq wrote to tell me some leftard blocked my site from the USMC (Marines) in Iraq. Imagine that! I love, support, admire, would kill for our guys over there. Whoever blocked my site in Iraq must have been in cahoots with those shitheads in Centcom that gave classified military strategy secrets to the Russians Who were those guys that put our soldiers and military campaign in harms way?

UPDATE: Are American Companies Aiding Islam? Because it sure looks that way...

UPDATE: One small step for Atlas, one giant step for free speech (or vice versa);

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UPDATE: Muslim students wage Web war

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Ward Churchill, Teach Your Children Well

Discretion Needed For Group Speakers
University of Connecticut Daily Campus
Tue, 28 Mar 2006 5:56 AM PST
TheWardchurchill Undergraduate Student Government (USG) granted the UConn Free Press $3,025 to host a speech by Professor Ward Churchill of the University of Colorado at Boulder Ethnic Studies. USG has once again approved thousands of dollars for a speaker who will not encourage intelligent discourse, but will likely polarize the campus.

They are paying this traitor, this enemy of the people, this, lying, crooked, cheating, low life to speak  our kids. This irks me because it seems the more anti-America you are the warmer the embrace from academia and media.

Churchill should have been fired and treated like the demagogue that he is. Instead, he is a darling of the left, like Sheehan.

 

Media Most Septic and Desperate

Rocky Mountain News ran this dishonest, Jew Hating piece of yellow journalism today;

MEMRI's systematic distortions

MEMRI claims to be an independent nonpartisan research institution. One of the co-founders of the organization, Yigal Carmon, is a retired Israeli military intelligence Colonel. Checking the MEMRI website, I found it served up blatant, unbalanced propaganda and was littered with inflammatory articles aimed to incite hate and bigotry toward any person whom MEMRI considers anti-Israeli or anti-Zionist.

Oh how they despise the truth tellers.

Academics as well as professional journalists have repeatedly censured the organization's quality and integrity. Brian Whitaker of the Guardian questioned the honesty of some "translations" posted by MEMRI. Whitaker, specifically, referred to an interview with the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Sheikh Ekrima Sabri by Al-Ahram Al-Arabi in Oct. 2000 - the same interview quoted by the ADL, the AJC and Carroll.

Whoa. I thought I was reading Al Jyzra.

Ekrima Sabri, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and Palestine, the American Jewish Committee and the Anti-Defamation League sprang into action to disrupt the visit. Both groups immediately sent letters accusing the Grand Mufti of being anti-Semitic and asking co-sponsors to withdraw their support. A press release was sent to the media denouncing the visit. The finishing touches were in News columns by Vincent Carroll (March 7) and Dave Kopel (March 11) that simply seconded the pro-Israeli lobby sentiment. All of their "evidence" seemed to be a regurgitation of the same quotes and accusations. This leads me to suppose that the critics either carbon-copied each other's statements or that they acquired most of their "translation" from one special source: The Middle East Media Research Institute.

Sabri's actions are well documented here. The following excerpts from the weekly Friday sermon delivered by Palestinian Authority [PA] appointed "Mufti of Jerusalem and Palestine" Sheikh Ekrima Sabri, at the Al-Aqsa  Mosque on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem on July 11, 1997. The sermon was broadcast on the PA's official radio station, Voice of Palestine.

"Oh Allah, destroy America, for she is ruled by Zionist Jews...

"Allah will paint the White House black!  Clinton is fulfilling his father's will to identify with Israel...

"The Muslims say to Britain, to France and to all the infidel nations that Jerusalem is Arab.  We shall not respect anyone else's wishes regarding her.  The only relevant party is the Islamic nation, which will not allow infidel nations to interfere...

"The homes the Jews are building will become Arab property, with Allah's help...

"Allah shall take revenge on behalf of his prophet against the colonialist settlers who are sons of monkeys and pigs....Forgive us, Muhamad, for the acts of these sons of monkeys and pigs, who sought to harm your sanctity."

Let's take a look at the Muslim "author" of this piece of trash run by the  Rocky Mountain News (hometown paper of  Ward Churchill). Rima Barakat,  a Palestinian Muslim has said of the Danish  Cartoons here,

The cartoons were very offensive, but we have to rise above this and recognize we have challenges as Muslims that are greater than cartoons.'

Challenges? Like what? Barakat  has done 'workshops' on the "Palestinian Right to Return" aka a ruse for the elimination of Israel.  This workshop, btw, was part of  the same two day conference  as the Cindy and Craig Corrie performance workshop, parents of Rachel Corrie.

Clearly Rima would like to discredit MEMRI, arguably the most significant,  critical sourcea of intel to the lay West. MEMRI pulls back the curtain. We finally have access to what is being broadcast in Arabic to the often cited Arab Street in the MIddle East.

Apparently The Rocky Mountain News is a willing tool to the evil propagandists. Shame on you, dogs. They take their cues from the big boys eh?

Monday, March 27, 2006

The Iraqi War: Saddam and Al Qaeda

We went into Iraq for a great many reasons. You won't hear about the damning  new evidence breaking daily in the mainstream media. This is only the beginning;

The "Iraqi Perspectives Project" study, which ignited the public discussion of Russia and Iraq, also reveals that beginning in 1998 Saddam Hussein's intelligence services began training "non-Iraqi Arab volunteers" at camps in Iraq.

Another captured document details the plan of the Iraqi Intelligence Service to invigorate its relations with Saudi opposition groups, including one headed by Osama bin Laden. According to that document, which a Pentagon task force determined "appears authentic," bin Laden requested assistance from the Iraqi regime on its anti-Saudi propaganda efforts and with attacks on U.S. troops in Saudi Arabia. The documents indicate that Iraq agreed to rebroadcast al Qaeda propaganda and left open the possibility of working with al Qaeda on attacks.

Speaking about under reported news from Iraq;

The Other Side of the Story
A third update on good news from Iraq.

Welcome to another dose of good news about Iraq. (See here and here for more.) After my last report, I received an avalanche of positive feedback about the story of the bullet-proof cross, requesting more stories like that. So I've done that, and at the end of this update there are several more stories about the wonderful men and women in our armed forces. Hat tip JL

When bad men combine, the good must associate else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle. -- Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

 

Why Zacarias Moussaoui wants the Death Penalty

"I was supposed to pilot a plane into the White House," Zacarias Moussaoui testifying before the jury today.

You think the cartoon protests were bad? If Zacarias Moussaoui was sentenced to death, those riots would be a walk in the park. Another front opened up on the war against the West, more Radical Islamists poking the eye of the Great Satan.

I say kill him.

Zacarias Moussaoui testified that he and would-be shoe bomber Richard Reid planned to hijack a jetliner and fly it into the White House on the day of the Sept. 11 attacks.

``Before your arrest, were you scheduled to be a pilot in an operation run on Sept.Moussaoui 11, 2001?'' defense lawyer Gerald Zerkin asked Moussaoui at his sentencing trial in Alexandria, Virginia. Moussaoui was arrested on immigration charges a month before the attacks.

``Yes, I was supposed to pilot a plane to hit the White House,'' Moussaoui said. He also said, ``I knew the towers would be hit,'' referring to the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York.

Moussaoui said he knew about the plot when he was arrested on Aug. 16, 2001, and that he lied to FBI agents because he wanted the attacks to go forward. Moussaoui, 37, pleaded guilty last April to conspiracy charges linked to the Sept. 11 attacks. He is the only person charged in the U.S. in connection with the attacks. Story here

Mikael writes, "the story of the day is undoubtedly Moussaoui's confession on the stand that he was to hijack the 5th plane. However, in all the excitement surrounding his statements, don't allow this little passage from tis AP story to be forgotten:

Remember Gorelick, Reno, Hill & Bill? Who could forget?

"Just before Moussaoui took the stand, the court heard testimony that two months before the attacks that a CIA deputy chief waited in vain for permission to tell the FBI about a "very high interest" al-Qaida operative who became one of the hijackers.

The official, a senior figure in the CIA's Osama bin Laden unit, said he sought authorization on July 13, 2001, to send information to the FBI but got no response for 10 days, then asked again.

As it turned out, the information on Khalid al-Mihdhar did not reach the FBI until late August. At the time, CIA officers needed permission from a special unit before passing certain intelligence on to the FBI.

The official was identified only as John. His written testimony was read into the record."

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Scalia: "War is war," "Give me a Break"

Bin Laden chauffeur challenges Bush. Is the left siding with Bin Laden again?

In the upcoming issue of Newsweek the question of whether or not Justice Scalia should recuse himself from the upcoming Hamdan vs. Rumsfeld, over at stop the ACLU;

The Supreme Court this week will hear arguments in a big case: whether to allow the Bush administration to try Guantánamo detainees in special military tribunals with limited rights for the accused. But Justice Antonin Scalia has already spoken his mind about some of the issues in the matter. During an unpublicized March 8 talk at the University of Freiburg in Switzerland, Scalia dismissed the idea that the detainees have rights under the U.S. Constitution or international conventions, adding he was "astounded" at the "hypocritical" reaction in Europe to Gitmo.

"War is war, and it has never been the case that when you captured a combatant you have to give them a jury trial in your civil courts," he says on a tape of the talk reviewed by NEWSWEEK. "Give me a break." Challenged by one audience member about whether the Gitmo detainees don't have protections under the Geneva or human-rights conventions, Scalia shot back: "If he was captured by my army on a battlefield, that is where he belongs. I had a son on that battlefield and they were shooting at my son and I'm not about to give this man who was captured in a war a full jury trial. I mean it's crazy." Scalia was apparently referring to his son Matthew, who served with the U.S. Army in Iraq. Scalia did say, though, that he was concerned "there may be no end to this war."

The comments are causing quite an uproar. Many, especially on the left, are calling it grounds for recusal.

I love Scalia. I love the way he thinks, speaks and doesn't suffer fools. Oh and BTW, he is absolutely right except about being surprised by Europe. They have completely succumbed. They are sitting ducks, waiting to be picked off.

He won't recuse himself, he knows it's another strawman tactic of the left. DUBAI!

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Bid Laden's Saudi Mufti:"Fighting the American Aggressors in Iraq is Jihad "

Bin Laden's Former Mufti Saudi Cleric Musa Al-Qarni: Saudi Youth are Exceptional in Terms of Sacrifice in Their Love of Jihad & Their Desire to Reach Paradise; Fighting the AmericanSaud_mufti Aggressors in Iraq is Jihad & Constitutes a Legitimate & Obligatory Defense To view this Special MEMRI Dispatch go here.

The following are excerpts from an interview by Osama bin Laden's former mufti Saudi cleric Musa Al-Qarni. The interview aired on Dubai TV, on March 18, 2006. It is followed by other appearances by Musa Al-Qarni on Iqra TV.

TO VIEW THIS CLIP, HERE

Musa Al-Qarni: "The concept of jihad is a matter of faith and Islamic religious law, which lives in the mind of every Muslim on the face of this earth. The religious education we receive through our schools, through our religious jurisprudence, our thinking, and our tradition - jihad is part of this."

Meanwhile MAROOOOOOON of the day award goes to sexaholic Charlie Sheen here;

CHARLIE Sheen has joined the 9/11 gone-bonkers brigade. The "Two and a Half Men" star gave a bizarre interview on GGN Radio Network's conspiracy-minded Sheen "The Alex Jones Show," in which he suggested that the federal government was covering up what "really" happened. "It seems to me like 19 amateurs with boxcutters taking over four commercial airliners and hitting 75 percent of their targets, that feels like a conspiracy theory. It raises a lot of questions," Sheen said. "A couple of years ago, it was severely unpopular to talk about any of this. It feels like from the people I talk to, and the research I've done and around my circles, it feels like the worm is turning." Sheen said the collapse of the Twin Towers looked like a "controlled demolition." The out-there actor also expressed his disbelief over how one of the planes hit the Pentagon. "Just show us how this particular plane pulled off these maneuvers . . . It is up to us to reveal the truth. It is up to us because we owe it to the families, we owe it to the victims, we owe it to everyone's life who was drastically altered, horrifically, that day and forever. We owe it to them to uncover what happened."

These leftards have a soapbox, they are quoted on Page Six, sheeesh.
This is the same moonbat lunacy I heard on line for the Hitchens/Galloway debate from the fringiest of rabid humanoids.

Reality Check for Leftist Apologists on the GWoT

This one is for the "Saddam had nothing to do with Osama" crowd;
Papers show bin Laden met with Iraqis UPI Dmocratics_2
WASHINGTON, March 23 (UPI) -- Documents released by the U.S. military show al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden sought support from Iraqi President Saddam Hussein in 1995.

This one is for ""Russ the Puss Feingold" - SPYING!;
Terrorist made calls to Syria
The spiritual leader of an Albany mosque repeatedly called a phone number in Syria that an FBI report indicates had been used to gather terrorist intelligence for Osama bin Laden, according to classified documents unsealed late Tuesday in U.S. District Court.

But don't let facts get in the way of your opinions.

UPDATE: Fabulous news;

Treasury Department Deals Major Blow Against Hezbollah’s Al-Manar TV and Its Iranian Sponsors

Coalition Against Terrorist Media Achieves Number One  US Priority
The Coalition Against Terrorist Media (CATM) today praised the U.S. Treasury Department for naming Hezbollah’s al-Manar Television, as well as al-Nour Radio and the Lebanese Media Group, as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) entity.  Al-Manar runs programming designed to recruit terrorists and incite violent attacks.  Much of its funding is provided by Iran.

UPDATE: Drudge Report has obtained this email message from John Green -- a producer for ABC’s weekend “Good Morning America,” in which Green says:

“Are you watching this? Bush makes me sick. If he uses the ‘mixed messages’ line one more time, I’m going to puke.”

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The Atlas Interview: Phyllis Chesler, "Daring Lover of the Truth"

Ex-left wing goddess, one time Muslim bride, anti-cultural relativist, and as Bat Ye'or called her "daring lover of the truth". I was unfamiliar with Phyllis Chesler until I heard her speak at The The Middle East & Academic Integrity on the American Campus Conference At Columbia University over a year ago. Her remarks blew me away and  the more she revealed the louder she was heckled by Pro-Palestinian inciters in the room. Inciters, thugs  - these fools had their phones play loud music, their walkie talkies go off , but Chesler never flinched, stumbled or faltered. She gave it right back and made sure her story was told. I subsequently have written about her numerous times and strongly recommend you review her extensive body of work. Brave, brilliant, and sagacious, I jumped at the chance to interview her.

in The Death of Feminism : What's Next in the Struggle for Women's Freedom, the level of anti-American and anti-Israeli propaganda and intolerance towards all those who do not kow-tow to it is fairly monumental on many feminist list-serv groups. If one does not believe that America "deserved" 9/11; if one does not view America as the true "terrorist"; if one does not believe that Arabs and Muslims are being persecuted in America for "racist" reasons; and if one does not simultaneously believe that the Jews are "imagining" or "exaggerating" anti-Semitism — then one is not welcome on such list-serv groups. In fact, I was literally "purged," Stalinist-style from one such group for my various pro-America and pro-Israel "Thought Crimes." It was a most instructive experience.

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[...]"right" and "left" are no longer useful. I write about this at length in The Death of Feminism : What's Next in the Struggle for Women's Freedom. On the other hand, the "Left" is aggressively secular and anti-religious; considers pornography to be "protected" hate speech; considers prostitution and trafficking to be forms of "sex work" which should be de-criminalized or legalized; views paternal sole-custody of children as the feminist solution to the problems that mothers have when they juggle child care and career responsibilities; believes that men and women are actually the "same"; has absolutely no foreign policy except that of opposing whatever President Bush and America do or ever have done — they really might as well be French; and has no universal feminist policy vis-à-vis jihadic Islam and its Muslim victims. The "right" has opposite views on these subjects. Although some "right-wingers" have diverse views on abortion, civil rights for gay people, the role of multi-national corporations in a time of war, the importance of intellectual and ideological diversity; the dangers of appeasing the Islam, etc. there are few "left wingers" who are at all diverse on their issues.

Brave, brilliant, and sagacious, I jumped at the chance to interview her. Share the interview with your peers [hence the Johnny Appleseed reference], get the word out of this woman. I have downloaded the interview in its entirety. Anybody wanna convert it to an MP3 file for me?
Download DW_S0036.wav

Download Chesler_Interview.mp3 Del, my free speech man, you rock!

Mike and PaPundits  writes "I've got plenty of bandwidth if you don't, click here. Yup Mighty Mike, mighty man indeed.

Jody sent me this alternative to the above wav file here

It runs a little under an hour, first half focuses on Chesler's background and history (not to be missed), second half addresses how the left destroys this nation, destroyed academia, and enables the Islamofascists to commit the  worst acts of barbarism against women (and the West).

Phyllis did BOOK TV for CPAN last night at Barnes and Noble in Madhattan, I will let you know when they broadcast it as soon as CSPAN releases their schedule.

UPDATE: A huge part of my discussion with Phyllis centered on the hijacking of our universities by the Radical left and the Radical Islamists. This bill is critical to addressing, in some small part, this enormous front on the war on terror. Write your government officials NOW  House Republicans Fight for Academic Bill of Rights

No I didn't make this up, the Mainstream Media did -ACk!

From the MSM, the Washington Post no less;

Babies, Bigotry and 9/11
The ugly wave of anti-Arab feelings immediately after Sept. 11, 2001, may have been responsible for a sharp increase in the incidence of premature and low-birth-weight babies born to women of Arab descent in the United States in the months that followed the terrorist attacks

And they wonder why they are becoming increasingly irrelevant?

And this lefty wing counter intuituve jewel from Larry Elder here;

In February, our economy created 243,000 new jobs.

Yet one of our major newspapers tells us almost half of Americans consider the economy in a recession. American Research Group's latest monthly survey found 59 percent of Americans rate the economy as bad, very bad, or terrible. Why are Americans so negative?

Because the Mainstream media is clubbing the American people to death with that lie for years now.

Compare the first few paragraphs of this particular story by Investors Business Daily to the way the New York Times  [shocka!- Atlas] reported the story.

Investors Business Daily, paragraph 1: "U.S. companies in nearly every sector increased hiring last month, lifting job growth to better than forecast levels and enticing more people into the labor market."

New York Times, paragraph 1: "American employers added 243,000 jobs in February and workers posted their highest salary gains in more than four years, the government reported yesterday, igniting concerns among many Wall Street economists that higher wages could fuel inflation and increase expectations that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates further." [Emphasis added.]

Note the New York Times felt compelled to add a "but" or a "cautionary note" to the economic expansion. Someone made a decision to add a cautionary note, not that the proviso is wrong, or necessarily inappropriate, but it absolutely changes the tone of the story. But couldn't one also accuse Investors Business Daily of failing to provide balance by omitting this cautionary note?

No, for America's economy, by virtually any standard, remains an incredible economic powerhouse. Read it all Hat tip Paul T

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hat tip jay and he adds;

As Canadians under the Liberals didn't accept to go to war, we have to count on other countries to free our own hostages today.

In case you missed it, the Lefist-Media is distorting the truth again. The hostages were not released, nor freed.

They were rescued. Big difference. The media refuses to report any good the US military does. The US captured an insurgent and forced him to say where the captives were. US and Brits raided the place. The insurgents did not have guards at the time, so the Allies rescued the prisoners without a shot being fired.

One of the ironies the media won't report is that these anti-war Leftists were freed by the very people who they were protesting against.

UPDATE: TWO STORIES DEMONSTRATE MSM'S ANTI POST- SADDAM IRAQ BIAS

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

New York waste of Times Free Fall

But but but, do you think they get it yet? One a word, no nor do they care. Their agenda first - cognitive dissonance.

NEW YORK New York Times Co., the third-largest U.S. newspaper publisher, warned Wednesday that its first-quarter profit would fall short of analysts' expectations and said it may have to write down the value of an investment.

First-quarter earnings are expected to fall to a range of 22 cents to 24 cents a share, the company said, below expectations of 25 cents. The forecast is also sharply below the 76 cents a share earned a year ago, thanks to the sale of real estate assets.

The owner of The New York Times and the International Herald Tribune also said it may reduce the value of an unnamed joint-venture equity holding, which could pare first-quarter earnings further. (Bloomberg, Reuters)

Former NY Times Reporter: '93 Pulitzer Should Be Revoked and lest we not forget Walter Duranty. This is a long and grand uninterrupted tradition at the New York Slime. Why just this weekend, New York Times forced to apologise aftert they indentified the Abu Ghraib prisoner standing on a box, his head covered and wires attached to his outstretched arms as Ali Shalal Qaissi - the New York Times said this was the Iraqi who had suffered so at the hands of US troops.Qaissi - who has that image emblazoned on his business card - told how his wounds were still raw. But one week later the New York Times has again suffered the embarrassment of getting it spectacularly wrong. The New York Times favorite story Abu Ghraib -New York Times Streak of Page One Stories on Abu Ghraib ends at 32

Money quote from the President today;

“One of the things that we have to value is that that we do have a media… there’s blogs, there’s Internet, there’s all kinds of way to communicate which is literally changing the way people get their information and so if you’re concerned I would suggest that you reach out to some of the groups that are supporting the troops, that got internet sites and just keep the word moving.”

Responding to a woman whose husband had just served 13 months in Iraq. She complained that  he had come home with positive stories and footage of the progress being made and no one in the MSM would run it or touch it and what could she do? How could she get the word out? BTW, he question was met with wild thunderous applause from audience.

Expose The Left has the video here. Oh and BTW, props to FOX for running the whole of these Presidential chats everyday, whole unedited and live. Thank you FOX.Lips_2

UPDATE: Sorry about the font size screw up.......quasi-computer -language-illiterate. Thanks for the tip Elvis, Low & Bjorn.....mwah -

Saturday, March 18, 2006

The Dhimmicrats live in a Mad Mad Mad World

These mental patients are stark raving mad. They are the every definition of the fifth column. I can't  imagine any sane American voting their ticket in November. From Neocon express;

We need the Kid from Brooklyn, Bat Day

Gone Whako: Paul Craig Roberts Say Bush Will Explode WMD in US to Sacre Us Into Iran Attack

In literally one of the most bizarre attacks ever mounted on a sitting President, a respected former associate editor of the Wall Street Journal, former contributing editor for National Review, and a former assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury,Roberts2 Paul Craig Roberts suggests the President Bush, aided by evil "bloodthirsty neocons" will detonate a nuclear device close to the United States to justify attacking Iran.

"...a low yield, perhaps tactical, nuclear weapon will be exploded some distance out from a US port. Death and destruction will be minimized, but fear and hysteria will be maximized. Americans will be told that the ship bearing the weapon was discovered and intercepted just in time, thanks to Bush’s illegal spying program, and that Iran is to blame. A more powerful wave of fear and outrage will again bind the American people to Bush, and the US media will not report the rest of the world’s doubts of the explanation."
Craig Paul Roberts is now the chairman of the Independent Institute. This man has fallen off the deep end and needs profesional help.

Another yutz weighs in; 'Crash' director to lead Hollywood anti-Iraq war protest, Hey guys how about an anti 9/11 protest or an anti Islamofascist protest or anti Sudan/Darfur killing protest or an anti "wipe Israel off the map" protest? You hypocrites.

Democrats’ 2006 National Security Strategy

Friday, March 17, 2006

ACLU Undermining American Sovereignty

Who are these people and why are they allowed to act with impunity? From Stop the ACLU

Currently the ACLU are appealing to the U.N. Human Rights Committee with their cries of how evil the United States Government is.

The American Civil Liberties Union and the U.S. Human Rights Network today urged the U.N. Human Rights Committee to hold the U.S. government accountable for flagrant and repeated violations of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).

"Locally, nationally and globally, the United States has repeatedly failed in its responsibility to uphold basic human rights," said Ann Beeson, Associate Legal Director of the ACLU. "We are appealing to the international arbiters to hold the U.S. accountable to basic human rights standards."

And lest we not forget these  ACLU related incidents;

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Norman Siegel, ACLU  and the Radical Imam
At a conference in April 2005,Abdul-Jalil said the “greatest terrorists in the world occupy the White House” and urged Muslims in America to “stop letting the Zionists of the media dictate what Islam is to us.” The imam also said that Muslims were tortured in a city jail.

These are not men.These are savages. They are evil incarnate and they mean to win.

Evil or Idiotarian? evvvvvviil.

March 14, New York Sun The case of New York’s embattled jailhouse imam, Umar Abdul-Jalil,seen in the photo above canoodling with ACLU Don Nornab Siegel, is causing some to call into question the existence and size of the city’s prison chaplain program, which costs taxpayers more than $1 million a year.

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Dhimmitude and Jewhatred at Harvard

No wonder Summer had to resign.  That was a  black day for Harvard. Today, it's blacker still.

Harvard, recipient of millions in bloody Wahhabi Saudi dollars, issued an extraordinarily antisemitic paper on the American Israel political action committee AIPAC here

AIPAC, which is a de facto agent for a foreign government, has a stranglehold on the U.S. Congress....

I am a member of AIPAC and I am a de facto agent? Uh uh. I am just a girl. A quintessentially American girl. Just a believer in life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for every individual. Those of us that support AIPAC do so because we worry about the existential threat to Israel.

The combination of unwavering U.S. support for Israel and the related effort to spread democracy throughout the region has inflamed Arab and Islamic opinion and jeopardized U.S. security. ... Why has the United States been willing to set aside its own security in order to advance the interests of another state?...

This is intellectually dishonest and historically inaccurate.

"Ladies and gentlemen, the most critical thing to understand about conflict in the Middle East," he told us, "is that it is not a conflict between Arab and Jew.  It is a conflict between the 10th century and the 20th." More at To the Point here

Amir Taheri writes in " not Israel that they loathe";

Conventional wisdom also insists that the US is hated by Muslims because it is pro-Israel. [...]  But is it not possible that the reverse is true – that Israel is hated because it is pro-American?

When I raised that possibility in Ramadan-night debates, I was at first greeted with deafening silence. Soon, however, some interlocutors admitted that my suggestion was, perhaps, not quite fanciful.

Let us consider some facts.

If Muslims hate the US because it backs Israel which, in turn, is oppressing Muslims in Palestine, then why don't other oppressed Muslims benefit from the same degree of solidarity from their co-religionists?

During Ramadan, news came that more than 500 Muslims had been killed in clashes with the police in southern Thailand. At least 80 were suffocated to death in police buses under suspicious circumstances.

The Arab and the Iranian press, however, either ignored the event or relegated it to inside pages. To my knowledge, only one Muslim newspaper devoted an editorial to it. And only two newspapers mentioned that Thailand was building a wall to cordon off almost two million Muslims in southern Thailand – a wall higher and longer than the controversial "security fence" Israel is building.

Muslim states have never supported Pakistan on Kashmir because most were close to India in the so-called nonaligned movement while Pakistan was a US ally in CENTO and SEATO.

When Hindu nationalists demolished the Ayodhya Mosque, no one thought it necessary to inflame Muslim passions.

Nor has a single Muslim nation recognized the republic set up by Muslim Turks in northern Cyprus. The reason? Greece has always sided with the Arabs on Palestine and plays occasional anti-American music while Turkey is a US ally.

When the Serbs massacred 8,000 Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica 10 years ago, not a ripple disturbed the serene calm of Muslim opinion. At that time, the mullahs of Teheran and Col. Muammar Gaddafi of Libya were in cahoots with Slobodan Milosevic, supplying him with oil and money because Yugoslavia held the presidency of the so-called nonaligned movement. Belgrade was the only European capital to be graced with a state visit by Ali Khamenehi, the mullah who is now the Supreme Guide of the Islamic Republic.

And what about Chechnya which is, by any standard, the Muslim nation that has most suffered in the past two centuries? Last October the Muslim summit in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, gave a hero's welcome to Vladimir Putin, the man who has presided over the massacre of more Chechens than anyone in any other period in Russian history.

Right now there are 22 active conflicts across the globe in which Muslims are involved. Most Muslims have not even heard of most of them because those conflicts do not provide excuses for fomenting hatred against the United States.

Next time you hear someone say the US was in trouble in the Muslim world because of Israel, remember that things may not be that simple.

Where is the Harvard paper on the over 2,000,000 dead and 30,000 enslaved by the Islamic government in Sudan. Is Israel culpable there too?

Consider this statement. Defending democracy jeopardizes America's security? It seems to me that Israel is the object of Islamic rage because of her affiliation with America. Israel is the little Satan, America the great Satan.

Fred Siegal writes here;

The issue is not Israel. Usama bin Laden blew up a U.S. embassy when the Oslo "peace process" was at the height of its "success."

What did Israel have to do with the recent Islamic jihad murders in Nigeria? While Islamic terrorists were hitting New York, Muslim militants in northern Nigeria were killing Christians. The violence occurred in the majority Christian city of Jos, where the Nigerian government has imposed the Sharia (Islamic law) on the largely Christian population. The violence began when a Christian woman was attacked after she had the temerity to cross the street in front of a group of Muslim men who had gathered near a Mosque. What followed was three days of killing and burning churches.

Around the world Islamic militants are engaging in a holy war against the infidels - from Coptic Christians in Egypt and the Dinkas in the Sudan, to Hindus in Kashmir, Bahais in Iran, Catholics in the southern Philippines and Christians in East Timor.

In Sudan, the Islamic militants impose slavery on captured Dinkas - but wherever radical Islam is in power, it subjugates people it regards as infidels. The Coalition for the Defense of Human Rights, an organization supporting those persecuted by militant Islam, argues that "radical Islamism is a world ideology, fielding a world terror-army, which oppresses millions with a racist ideology" that deems non-Muslims less than fully human.

The Harvard paper is a disgusting blood libel and every word fallacious. Blaming AIPAC? Essentially if you blame AIPAC, you are blaming me and every other believer in live free or die.
Vital Perspectives has a post here as well

Harvard: Support of Israel, Democracy Jeopardizes U.S. Security

Stephen M. Walt, Dean of Harvard's Kennedy School, and John Mearsheimer, a professor of political science and co-director of the Program on International Security Policy at the University of Chicago, have published a paper on "The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy" which blames support of Israel and the push for democracy for jeopardizing U.S. security. The paper aims to roll back the U.S. - Israel relationship, roll back U.S. efforts for the democratization of the Middle East, and end the post-9/11 foreign policy efforts of the Bush Administration.

As The New York Sun writes, "If the Islamists only hate America because of our support for Israel, why are they setting off bombs in Indonesia and Spain, which are hardly in the vanguard of support for Israel? How would abandoning Israel assuage the angry Islamists rather than encouraging them to press on to completing their end goal of making all of America subject to Islamic law?"

We are spending the next few hours dissecting this abomination and will follow with a complete report and retort. Check back at Vital Perspective later in the day for a rundown.

I, too, will continue this post and report back to you with  facts and empirical historical evidence that every contention The Harvard paper puts forth is a dangerous, antisemitic lie. Interesting thoughts here from a Muslim in Israel.

Harvard's integrity is all but an historical anecdote, " a rumor. It  never happened. Today is history." Amon Goethe.

UPDATE: I liked Neocon's take on the "paper" here;

University Prostituting for Islamic Petrol-Dollars, Goes After Jews Bottom-feeding for Islamo Petrol-dollars, a University produces one of the most despicable documents ever generated by a University in this country: two academics (John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt), one from Harvard and one from University of Chicago have produced the American version of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Their general thesis is that since 1967, all US Presidents and the United States Congress have been hijacked, and have knowingly or have been duped into surrendering US interests to a conspiracy of international Zionist Jews who have taken control of US foreign policy through a scheming and secretive lobbying organization in Washington (AIPAC). This lobby, according to the report has imposed policies that are contrary to our national interests. Wow!

UPDATE March 20th here

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Islamic Society of Boston Sues Muslim Scholar for Exposing Hate in Mosque

BREAKING NEWS: Islamic Society Of Boston (with ties to Al Qaeda) harasses Muslim Scholar for speaking out against hate literature found in Mosque

Here is the exclusive live interview with Charles Jacobs of  The David Project  here,. The David Project is also being sued by the Islamic Society of Boston for exposing their  dirty dealings of the mosque deal with the city and connection to al qaeda..

Charles Jacobs: The Islamic Society of Boston which is suing The David Project and Steve Emerson and Fox News and The Boston Herald has included in the suit Ahmed Monsour who's is an Egyptian scholar, a scholar of Islam, who went into their mosque in Cambridge and found hate literature against Jews, against Americans, and because he did that he went on television to say that, it seems they're suing him.

Atlas: They're suing him?

Charles jacobs: They seemed to hold out a carrot and want to go  behind the door negotiation, so it's very strange that they would  do both of those things on the  same day.

Atlas: It's their MO, it's their MO to harass.


Charles Jacobs: Well it's really a shame because Ahmed Monsoor was chased out of Egypt by fundamentalists  because he stood up and said Islam shouldn't be this way, is not this way and has been hijacked by by


Atlas: by radicals

Charles Jacobs: By radicals, there was a fatwa put on him, he escaped Egypt, he came here to the United States. he was at Harvard University as a teacher, a professor a visiting scholar  in a special program for political refugees  and so WELCOME TO AMERICA, they're suing him here as well

Atlas: unbelievable

Charles Jacobs: It is unbelievable. So that's that story. You'll hear more of that.


Atlas: You got the story here first.

More on the lawsuit against The David Project here

MOSQUE AND STATE: Charles Jacobs, President of the David Project in the Boston Globe, Dec. 25:

The story on the lawsuit filed against us by the Islamic Society of Boston ("Praised by beacon, mosque project stalls amid rancor," Page A1, Dec. 18) did mention that the society's founder, Abdurahman Alamoudi, raised money for Al Qaeda and is in jail (in connection with a plot to assassinate a Saudi prince). But the story omitted even more worrisome facts.
The society's leaders have praised suicide bombers and called for attacks on Americans. A website in Qatar associated with society trustee Yousef al-Qaradawi, an internationally known leader of extremists, calls for gays to be executed by either stoning or burning. Al-Qaradawi has been barred from the United States.

and the latest development here Dirtiest Deal: Mosque and State. Stay tuned

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Taheri-azar pleads guilty: Where are the Federal Charges of Terrorism?

Taheri-azar to represent himself in court - He wanted to "avenge the deaths of muslims around the world." So why didn't he drive his car into Ahmadinejad, or the Sudanese government or Al Qaeda or......?

Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar, had been planning this moment for two months.

WHEN A JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO surged onto the campus hub known as the Pit around noon on March 3, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students suddenly had far more to think about than the upcoming basketball game against Duke University. The driver, Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar, had been planning this moment for two months. His checklist: rent a four-wheel drive vehicle so he could "run things over and keep going," pick a time and place to inflict maximum damage (lunchtime at the teeming Pit), prepare two cans of pepper spray and a five-inch folding knife in case he got trapped, and finally, run over UNC students.

The Iranian-born Taheri-azar managed to hit nine people with his SUV. Fortunately, he didn't succeed in seriously injuring any of them. After fleeing the scene, Taheri-azar made the peculiar decision to call 911, tell the dispatcher his precise location, and wait for police to arrest him. He told the 911 dispatcher that his actions were designed to "punish the government of the United States for [its] actions around the world," More here

Clearly an act of terrror. So why hasn't the Feds filed charges? Driving a huge vehicle into a crowd of  UNC Chapel Hill students out of a love for Allah is an act of terror.

Say it stupid. Let's not encourage islamofascists to act alone.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Fallaci: War

It is semantics. I am the pacifist. I want to live free or die. It is clear to me the battle we face is for  freedom, liberty and the pursuit of happiness and anyone that infringes upon that is declaring war. Turn the other cheek? And then what? 

Past generations have fought the battle of ideas and won. Freedom triumphed. Every generation must fight their battle for freedom, this is ours.

Oriana Fallaci in her brilliant new book, The Force of Reason states it plainly,, the force of reason as it were, the true nature of war;

If you ponder a little, you conclude that every deed of ours is an act of war. Each of our actions is a form of war waged against someone or something. Professional and political rivalry, for instance, are a form of war. Elections are a form of war. Competition in all of its facets is a form of war. And certain sports are full blown war. Including soccer which I have never liked because the sight of 22 guys stealing a ball from each other, kicking and kneeing each other, kicking and kneeing each other, disturbs me deeply. And don't talk to me about boxing or wrestling. The spectacle of two men harming each other, smashing each other's nose and mouth, dislocating each other's arm and legs twisting each other's necks, horrifies me. However, Plato is wrong when he says that war comes from human passions, that only man makes war. When a lion pursues a gazelle, sinks its teeth in its throat and rips its body to pieces, it commits an act of war. When a bird swoops down on a worm, grabs it in its beak and swallows it alive, it commits an act of war. When a fish eats another fish, an insect eats another insect, a gamete pursues another gamete, they commit an act of war. When weeds invade a cornfield, the same. Even an ivy that wraps itself around a tree commits an act of war. War is not a  curse which characterizes human nature: it is a curse which characterizes Life. There is no way to avoid war because war is a part of Life.

This is self evident.FACT. Non partisan fact. It's in the DNA of life, can we move on and strategize now to win the war that has been declared on us? And win we will, there is a strategy to not only fight but to rid the world of oppression, slavery, genocide

Young Americans should reach out to individuals in other countries, whether democracies or repressive nations, to share with them American views and values and to help make them "ambassadors of freedom," says Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs Paula Dobriansky.

"By doing that, you serve the purpose of freedom and make us safer."

"It is the policy of the United States to seek and support the growth of democratic movements and institutions in every nation and culture, with the ultimate goal of ending tyranny in our world,” the under secretary added.

"The path before us is clear," she said, "We must commit ourselves to promoting democracy and respect for the individual around the globe."

BREAKING NEWS: BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) The American military has reported that U.S. and Iraqi forces launched the largest air assault since the U.S.-led invasion against insurgents north of Baghdad, in Salah ad Din. Go with G-d, fellas - we love you.

“War is still the best way to combat war crimes”

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

IRAN: "does anyone have the stomach for such an enterprise?"

Amir Taheri has an excellent, spot on piece in the Gulf News on Iran. He puts it all together.

More than three years later the Bush administration is still paying a political price for basing its case for the liberation of Iraq on those "unknown unknowns".

It was always clear that the only way to find out whether or not Saddam Hussain had Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) was to topple him and seize control of his secrets. And then, when the unknowns became known, there was always the possibility that no WMDs would be found.

The case for getting rid of Saddam had little need of those "unknown unknowns". That Saddam might have had WMDs in March 2003 was neither here nor there. It was an established fact that he had used WMDs against Iran and his people on many occasions. It was also clear that a regime such as his could at any time revive a WMD programme.

At the time there were enough "known knowns" that had nothing to do with WMDs to justify toppling Saddam a hundred times over. To reduce the issue to WMDs was a mistake. The question now is whether or not the Bush administration is moving towards a new version of that mistake this time in the case of Iran?

And lays it out on the line.

In that connection three questions arise. The first is whether or not there are enough "known knowns" to justify regime change in the eyes not only of the Iranian Iran_mysogyny_2 people but also of the international community?

The answer is yes.

The Islamic Republic has been and remains one of the worst violators of human rights in the world. Proportional to its population it holds more prisoners of conscience than any nation. It tops the list of nations in terms of the number of people executed, for political reasons but on false charges of moral and other "deviations".

One thing is certain: the Khomeinist regime is determined to reshape the region and, if possible, the world after its own fashion and will use whatever it takes, including a nuclear arsenal, to pursue its design. For those who, for whatever reason, do not like that design the only option is regime change in Tehran.

Which brings us to the third question: does anyone have the stomach for such an enterprise? Well, that is the question. hat tip Iran Press News  

A Nation at War

Sign the petition to tell the Democrat leaders to stop undermining the War on Terror with cheap political stunts.

We are a nation at war. Our President has no more basic responsibility than to protect the American people and fight terrorists who want to kill us. It's one thing if a lone Senator wants our government to look the other way when an Al Qaeda terrorist contacts a sleeper cell inside the United States. It's entirely another when Democrat minority leader Harry Reid commends Feingold's censure move for "bringing [the terrorist surveillance program] to the attention of the American people."

Radical Islam Prison Imam: Count Bloomberg as a Dhimmi

Little Green Footballs reports here that   Imam under fire for incendiary remarks keeps city job.Wtc_2_3 I am blown away. As I reported HEREhere and here, prisons have become hotbeds for Islamofascism.

I knew Bloomberg was a RINO,  what do you expect in New York? But this? Home to Ground Zero? Prisons recruiting and training cells for Radical Islam. Mike,  YOU PUTZ!

The Republican [in name only, I assure you] mayor used the opportunity to make a passionate defense of the First Amendment, saying that the “great dangers that we are facing are not people saying things, it is our reaction in this country to when people say something that we don’t like.”

“We are forgetting what distinguishes America from every place else and it’s something that I have felt very strongly about and get more and more worried about with time,” Bloomberg said.

The Radical Islamic cleric was quoted as saying to a muslim student group:

“We know that the greatest terrorists in the world occupy the White House, without a doubt,” according to a transcript provided to The Associated Press by the Investigative Project, a counterterrorism group that obtained an audiotape of the speeches.

Lore writes;

When people talk about Freedom of Speech, I have to wonder if they have actually READ the Constitution and the Bill of Rights:

Amendment I: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances

Seems to me that this does not prohibit New York from firing a hate- mongering slime from working in the prison. (I can't imagine that a minister propagating Aryan Brotherhood tenants would've have been canned in a heart beat!)

When I was in school, in the 19/90's there were Holocaust deniers taking out ads in college papers and the chic politically correct thing among the editors was to publish the ads because to not do so would violate the damned idiots' "freedom of speech." Huh?

The Bill of Rights does not say that a platform MUST be provided to any and everyone; just that Congress shall make no law abridging, etc., etc., etc.

Fire the putz!!!!

What he said.

Monday, March 13, 2006

IRAQ: BUSH, REID, PELOSI & Margo

US Fatalities down since mendacious mainstream media declared "civil war". hat tip: Phil

Bush ties Iran to deadly Iraq bombs

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Friday, March 10, 2006

Bush=Hitler Teacher OK, Cartoons NOT

So Jay Bennish, the outrageous demogogue molding the minds of high school students -guilty of intellectual child abuse-,

During the 20-minute recording, Mr. Bennish said there were "eerie similarities" between "things that Adolf Hitler used to say" and Mr. Bush's statements during his Jan. 31 State of the Union address.
    Mr. Bennish also said that capitalism was "at odds with human rights," and that the United States was "probably the most violent nation on planet Earth." Here

is back in school on Monday "FREEDOM OF SPEECH!" here, but the media won't publish those ridiculous Danish cartoons.

No double standard here, keep moving, nothing to see.

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Toon: Best Photo toonman in the biz: ihillary

Terror Training Camps/Recruitment In US Prisons

The recruiting for radical Islam has been going on in the prisons for years, years and is well documented. This is bigger than New York, bigger than the US, this is a global movement. This  is very much a part of the larger Global War on Radical Islamofascism.

Richard_reidThe Saudís also have a special program aimed at converting blacks in prison. In a well-documented June 2002 article in the Washington Times, Cal Thomas noted that the program is funded by Saudi Arabian money through the National Islamic Prison Foundation which underwrites a "prison outreach" program designed to convert large numbers of African-American inmates not only to Wahhabism, but to its political objectives including virulent anti-Americanism.

The Wall Street Journal (February 5, 2003) also confirmed that Wahhabism is making serious inroads into the black population of American prisons. It quoted a New York-based Wahhabi imam, Warith Deen Umar (who until his retirement in 2000 helped run New York's growing Islamic prison program by recruiting and training dozens of chaplains and ministering to thousands of inmates himself) as saying:
The 9/11 hijackers should be honored as martyrs. The U.S. risks further terrorism attacks because it oppresses Muslims around the world. Without justice, there will be warfare, and it can come to this country too."  More here

Here's a  website devoted to this very thing here.

Richard Reid (a.k.a. Abdel Raheem and Trig Rajah), became a radical Islamist whilePadilla incarcerated in a UK prison. He attempted to ignite explosives in his shoes and thereby blow up an American Airlines plane in mid-flight during Christmastime in 2001
Jose Padilla, a former Chicago IL street gang member also became a radical Islamist while in prison. He was arrested in 2002 on suspicion of planning to explode a "dirty bomb."

The Free Republic here;

In the French prisons there is a whole network of extremist Muslims, who use their time in prison to find new recruits. That was in a report by the French secret service (RG). The ones who convert to Islam are dangerously fanatic, so says the report.

The French newspaper Le Figaro has reported on the disaster. It is the first official investigation of the spread of Islam in prisons. According to the secret service, there are around 175 radical inmates who preach their hatred and murder inside the prisons.

Cal Thomas wrote this here;

The mail brings a letter from a self-identified African-American prison inmate (several of the same type have arrived since Sept. 11). He predicts Islam will take over the world and America's days are numbered. This man is one of many converts to radical Islam under a program indirectly funded by Saudi Arabian money through the National Islamic Prison Foundation, which underwrites a "prison outreach" program.

And Jihadwatch wrote this back in January 2004

"Al Qaida continues to recruit members in U.S. prisons despite a government crackdown, FBI officials told a congressional panel." This from the World Tribune.

"U.S. officials said Al Qaida's recruitment has been facilitated by Muslim clergy with access to federal and state prisons. They said the organization has succeeded in winning new members despite tighter rules instituted by authorities since the Al Qaida suicide attacks in September 2001

So why the shock, SHOCK! at the latest remarks made by the head of Islamic chaplains in the New York City Department of Corrections as reported by The New York Post here yesterday?

Mr. Abdul-Jalil declared in a speech that the White House is run by terroristsImam_ny_1 and that Muslims were tortured in Manhattan prisons after the World Trade Center attacks.

He also reportedly urged Muslims in America to stop letting "the Zionists of the media to dictate what Islam is to us." The Investigative Project on Terrorism obtained a recording of his speech, a senior researcher with the organization, Tamar Tesler, confirmed yesterday.

The imam, who has been with the department since 1993 and has been overseeing all clergy members at the agency since 2004. More here

This is well known, well documented. The director of Simon Wiesenthal's New York Tolerance Center, Mark Weitzman said;

"It would not be novel," he said. "There have been a lot of reports of chaplains using prisons for recruitment. The chaplaincy is there to provide support for people of every religion, but not to provide a breeding ground for religious intolerance and hate."

So what is it going to take? This is not a new. This is OLD. Another day of hand wringing and outrage and then what? Why isn't this commanding the attention of either party the way the Dubai deal? Which poses more of a real threat?

We must demand of our elected officials that they drop "the party before country" platforms and start acting responsibly and fighting the real war. The war on Radical Extremism.

The Republicans are blowing an historic opportunity, fracturing among party ranks is a gift that won't stop giving to the left. And it's a mistake. They were given a mandate by us, they were given a mandate, and they are squandering it. Stop looking over your shoulder and lead, gawdammit!

Stop reacting and start acting. This is as good a place to start as any. Clean out the damn prisons. Fire the inciters, recruiters, jihadis. Now today. JUST DO IT. And let the ACLU/CAIR sue, they sue anyway, so what? Better they sue for this, than they sue (and win!) for the rights of man boy love, right? Let's keep those seditionists busy. 

More over at Solomonia here;

"Imams like Mr. Shata - men who embrace American freedom and condemn the radicals they feel have tainted their faith - rarely make the news." Yet the Times also reported: "When Sheik Ahmed Yassin, the founder and spiritual leader of Hamas, was killed by Israelis in March 2004, Mr. Shata told hundreds who gathered at a memorial service in Brooklyn that the 'lion of Palestine has been martyred.'" Further, the Times notes, "in another sermon, the imam exalted a young Palestinian mother, Reem Al-Reyashi, who blew herself up in 2004 at a crossing point between Gaza and Israel, killing four Israelis. Mr. Shata described the woman as a martyr." An aide to Mr. Shata told us that the Imam was unavailable for comment by our deadline.

In the third and last installment of the Times series, we searched yet again - but in vain - for a mention of Rashid Baz and the fact that on March 1, in 1994, Baz opened fire on a white van carrying rabbinical students, including Halberstam, onto the Brooklyn Bridge and that on March 5 Halberstam died from the shots. It was an act of terrorism that shocked the city as few events have. Baz was convicted of Halberstam's murder in December 1994, and the circumstances deserve to be remembered...

The Times story: Tending to Muslim Hearts and Islam's Future

The rest of The Sun's piece on Rashid Baz, the Islamic Society of Bay Ridge and Ari Halberstam.

Update: Power Line has links to two other companion pieces: New York Post: Forgetting Terror and Tony Blankley: Media Won't Report Radical Islamic Events.
hat tip Judith

CAIR & ACLU: Marriage Made in Hell

The Left and Radical Islam come out of the closet here at Stop the ACLU;

In a not so suprising development, CAIR National Board Chairman Parvez Ahmed has been elected to the board of the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida.

Left_radical_islam "American Muslims view the protection of civil liberties as one of the most important issues facing our nation today," said Ahmed. "By working with the ACLU in Florida, I hope to strengthen constitutional rights and help balance those rights with legitimate national security concerns." Ahmed is a resident of Jacksonville, Fla.

The ACLU of Florida, with headquarters in Miami, is the local affiliate of the national organization. It has 16 staff members, 16 chapters and more than 22,000 members and supporters across Florida.

CAIR and the ACLU have cooperated on a number of issues at the national level to defile America like defending people with admitted terror ties, destroying National Security, and a number of other anti-American activities.

It really isn't a suprising move for the ACLU to accept a member to the board from an organization with known terror ties. Its not like its the first time.

Hey America, you can't hit the snooze button again. You are out of "just five more minutes please". Wake the fcuk up.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Traitors, Treason and WMD

WNYC had a program on To the Point this afternoon discussing the recent leakage in the Times and WaPo.  Byron York, Jed Babbin were on and agreed that some journalists are likely to get caught up in Libby type prosecutions (process crimes like perjury rather than for printing secrets).  The show was "Truth, Treason and the War on Terror" here .

This morning on The Brian Lehrer Show he interviewed General Georges Sada, whose English is not great.  Lehrer was typically noxious but Sada was insistent that the WMD are there and under water in some flooded bunkers.  You can listen here and make of it what you will. hat tip ShrinkWrapped

Hate Mail and Threats

I get a great deal of hate mail and threats as you can well imagine. Can anyone out there track down this IP address for me? I want to report "Karl"  to the authorities for threatening me. Oh yeah, and btw "Karl" I am expert shot.........and I carry.

Dear Pamela:

A new comment has been submitted to your weblog "Atlas Shrugs," on the post "Cartoon Jihad: Ayn Rand Institute Fights for Free Speech."

Comment from:

Name: Karl
IP: 71.241.108.11

Comment:

Hello my little piglet. Anybody buy you your trashy looking Cartier watch yet? Didn't think so.

I decided to perform an experiment that I hope will prove to you that Muslims aren't as bad as you say. I will be sending a screenshot of the cartoons you posted, and link to your site to the five most extreme Muslim websites I can Google up. If you're still alive in April, then you will know you were wrong about the Muslims.

"PUBLISH OR PERISH" THE MUHAMMAD CARTOONS

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

The Harris Poll: Not Partisan and Not Paid for by a "Client"

How refreshing, a pollster who is not on the take. Today.s New York Sun

For all the ink being spilled on the low approval ratings of President Bush and Vice President Cheney in the polls, one fascinating poll released earlier this month has gotten surprisingly little public attention. That is the Harris Poll that for 39 years in a row has been measuring public confidence in American institutions.

At the top of the heap? The military. 47% of Americans said they had a great deal of confidence in its leaders. The institution that came next as far as inspiring confidence was small business - 45% of respondents had a great deal of confidence in its leaders, and only 6% said they had "hardly any" confidence in small business

Near the bottom of the list, by comparison, were organized labor and law firms. Only 12% of Americans had a great deal of confidence in the leaders of organized labor, and only 10% had a great deal of confidence in the leaders of law firms.

That's takes care of, say - 98% of the Democratic party (figure Hollywood at 2%)....give or take of course.

The pollster notes that "at 30 percent, confidence in the leaders of organized religion is at its highest level since 1975 (32%) and represents a major turnaround since 2003 when only 19 percent had a great deal of confidence."

hmmmmmmmmm, they will make the secularists bloody ill.

[...]The American people as a whole have a collective wisdom, a way of sorting the wheat from the chaff. The Rochester, N.Y.-based poll wasn't paid for by any client.

Whaaaaaaaat? Wasn't paid for --- well that is positively unZogbyan!

[...]The relatively high rankings for the military, small business, and organized religion and the relatively low ones for organized labor and lawyers are an indicator that for all the hand wringing about the president's sagging approval ratings, the American people's values have a conservatism about them that transcends political trends.

November is the only poll that counts.

Bruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuce!*

*Cultural reference: Back when Springsteen was Springsteen (and not some lefty tool), the crowd would wail Bruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuce after every wild tune because nobody did it better. And nobody does it better than Bruce over at The Democracy Project.

UPDATE: Confederate Yankee points out the obvious flaws in Zogby's latest propaganda poll here

UPDATE March 10th : I gotta tip my hat to Bruce over at the Democracy Project. He is sooo onto the fallacious Zogby "methodology" .....who do voodoo? Bruce you rock.

Zogby can run but can’t hide

 

Zogby, and his MSM enablers who uncritically reported his bogus poll of U.S. troops in Iraq, can run but they can't hide from the truth -- that is, if they care anything for truth.

Those (see here, for example, and here) who choose to accept the Zogby “poll’s” highly defective methodology and reported results to bolster their arguments for war-weariness or for premature withdrawal from Iraq were dealt another blow today.

Democrat pollster Mark Blumenthal, the Mystery Pollster blog, concurs again that the substance of the poll is highly suspect.

Read it all. You will never look at Zogby's results in the same way again. The jig is up.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Zogby: "Fake and Inaccurate"

Like I said here, Zogby has a clear agenda and his polls are agenda driven. Bruce over at Democracy Project has been providing insightful analysis here and here. Today Polipundit weighs in

By now, a lot of people have read Zogby’s latest poll, which purports to support the claim that most servicemen in Iraq want to call it quits and go home. A lot of bloggers have weighed in, on both sides of the aisle, the best in my opinion coming from Bruce Kessler at Democracy Project and Hugh Hewitt. My own opinion on Zogby should already be obvious.

Read it all.

Totally partisan. More evidence of prejudice from The Democracy Project.

Expert: Zogby “poll” needs “big ‘grains of salt’ “

Proof Zogby poll is BS

In entirety is the post at Media Lies blog. I know the blogger, and he is a reliable source.

Others might be cautious, but I'm not........I'm calling the Zogby poll bullshit. Here's why.

Source: Faces From The Front blog:

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Wrong Mother, Muthuh F**KUH

Todd Manzi,  G-d bless you

A grieving mother of a soldier killed in Iraq wants to voice her opinion. She has a message about the war in Iraq and feels the American people need to hear what she has to say.

Chavez_sheehan_3_1 Her name is Merrilee Carlson and her story is compelling and newsworthy. Unlike another mother of a fallen soldier, Carlson is not a household name. Her message is exactly opposite of the over-exposed message of the well-known protesting mom.

Carlson began trying to get her message out last August and September. She didn’t like what was coming out of Crawford and felt the need to correct the record.

In the last couple of weeks the organization that Carlson chairs, Minnesota Families United, has been in the center of a controversy that, by any objective reasoning, should have made national news.

Minnesota Families United teamed with Progress for America Voter Fund and produced two television spots. Minnesota was used as a test market for the spots and PFA made a rather large statewide television buy. The ABC affiliate in the Twin Cities market, KSTP, refused to air the spots.

This is a shameless disgusting story. Verifying the obvious left wing agenda of the mainstream media.
Complicit silence on a fallen soldier's ma. Bless her soul.

The decision not to air the first MFU commercial was made by Rob Hubbard, General Manager. His objection was over two lines in the spot:

1) The media only reports the bad news, but American troops are making real progress
2) You would never know it from the news reports, but our enemy in Iraq is Al Qaeda.

The news hook gets better.

On Thursday, February 16th, the Chair of the Democrat Party in Minnesota called on all TV stations to pull the ad. The top Democrats in Minnesota want to suppress the message of Carlson’s group.

Merrilee Carlson was born and raised a Democrat. She doesn’t like politics and sheChavez_sheehan_1 wants to make it clear that her group is non-political. So, the Democrats in Minnesota are trying to suppress the message from mainstream families who have suffered the loss of their children from the war in Iraq. Why is this not news?

That other mom was a full-time, anti-war protester for more than a year before she came up with the PR stunt to go to Crawford during the president’s vacation. The media accepted the stunt and gave her message enormous coverage. This prompted Carlson to take action for her message. Now Carlson is in the middle of legitimate news and the media is silent.

Have we come to the point where it takes a stunt to make news?

NO...........we have to come to the point Mr. Manzi, if you are not a traitor you are not part of the desired message. Bah dah bing, bah dah boom.

Port Security: "franks for the Defense"

It's like I said, it's like Tommy Franks said to Tony Snow, and it'w hat I've contended all along here and here;

Franks for the Defense

Former General Tommy Franks, who led the successful ouster of the Taliban from power in Afghanistan and Saddam Hussein in Iraq, has some thoughts on the port controversy swirling around the United Arab Emirates.

He told Fox News' Tony Snow this week that while the UAE may have had a spotty record on terrorism before 9/11, the Arab confederation has since become a valued ally. "I believe it's ludicrous and disingenuous for us to look at activities inside the United Arab Emirates and say that, just because one, two, or three hijackers, at some point in time, lived in the Emirates that we should hold that government responsible (for 9/11)," he said.

He went on to detail for the first time some of the cooperation he got from UAE leaders. "One of their officials personally handed me the grid coordinates and provided maps of Taliban-related sites," he said. "They set the foundation for what followed by giving us unprecedented access to their intelligence." Mr. Franks can't speak to complaints that the UAE continues to deny diplomatic recognition to Israel because "I'm not a diplomat, thank goodness" but insisted it would be counterproductive for the U.S. to scapegoat a country that became the first in the Middle East to allow inspection of containers bound for the U.S. at its ports. John Fund, Political Diary Wall Street Journal

U.S. Urges UAE to End Boycott of Israel -
The Bush administration said Wednesday it is pressing the United Arab Emirates to drop its economic boycott of Israel - a major sticking point in the proposed takeover of key U.S. ports by a UAE-owned firm. "The United States wants to see the boycott against Israel dropped completely by everybody, said State Department spokesman Adam Ereli. (Washington Times)
    See also Dubai's Israel Ban Violates U.S. Law - Michael McAuliff (New York Daily News)

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Terrorist Sue NSA, Thank the Left

TERRORIST CHARITY CHALLENGES NSA LISTENING PROGRAM

The Jurist reports:

An Oregon chapter of the defunct Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation . . . claimed in a lawsuit filed in federal court Tuesday that the National Security Agency had illegally wiretapping several conversations between the charity and its attorneys. . . . The chapter of the Saudi-based charity was indicted on tax fraud charges . . . in February 2005 after having been labeled a "specially designated global terrorist" . . . in September 2004 by the US Office of Foreign Assets Control following accusations that it laundering $150,000 in donations to assist al-Qaeda in 2000.

Without the NSA program the government would not have known of the charity's terrorist connections, the lawyers complain.

Can you imagine a better reason to keep it going? Deja vu -- Judith Apter Klinghoffer

Have you thanked The New York waste of Times today? If you still read it, shame on you.

Iraq, Zogby, Polls, GWoT, and the Truth

Bruce asks How reliable is Zogby poll of military in Iraq? Bruce that is not the question.

The question is how reliable is Zogby period.

Jason over at Generation why weighs in with  Democrats Get Paralysis of Analysis

Zogby is wildly anti-Bush, anti-Israel, anti-Republican. I have written of Zogby's bias numerous times..........what foll lows are remarks from a comment thread October 16th before the Presidential election here;

Zogby has accused Israel of abusing human rights and acting like a colonizer, similar to the "genocidal treatment of the Native Americans and enslavement of African-Americans."'

He is a known Anti-Semite and hater of Israel.

Zogby has a history of supporting extreme terror organizations. Zogby's anti-Semitism is well documented here;

NEW YORK-   Pro-Arab lobbyist James Zogby, head of the Arab-American Institute, has publicly urged the Arab nations to refrain from normalizing relations with Israel--thus further shattering the myth that Zogby is "moderate" or "seeks peace with Israel".

The web site ArabicNews.Com reports that Zogby told the Moroccan daily Al-Alam that "a drive towards normalization of relations with Israel" would be "dangerous." here

The following is from a pre-election Zogby poll I fisked;

His polls are always notoriously skewed;
Bush job performance rating drops to 69%; [emphasis mine]
Democrats take lead in  race for Congress; [another lie]
58% say Israel should leave occupied Palestinian territories;
83% believe Mideast bloodshed will spread to other nations,
Zogby America Poll reveals

Moreover, in Zogby's account, Israel pursued a policy of `ethnic cleansing,'

more skewed Zogby results;
Zogby poll released today indicates that Americans – by large majorities – oppose the United States militarily defending several key allies, including Taiwan, Israel and South Korea.

The Zogbys clearly have an agenda. James Zogby Justifies Palestinian Terrorism. "Palestinian organizations are refusing to accept U.S. foreign aid this year, rather than sign a pledge promising that the money will not be used to support terrorism." as reported in The Washington Times.

The paper then paraphrases James Zogby of the Arab American Institute saying that this refusal by Palestinian nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to sign the pledge "should not be seen as support for terrorism, rather that in Palestinian society it is politically expedient to reject the funds than endure the tremendous political pressure they will face for signing the pledge. Zogby continues, in his own words: "This is not clearly understood in the United States. The idea of providing no ‘material support is such a broad brush stroke, it compromises the ability of the humanitarian organizations to function." The reporter then paraphrases Zogby saying that "making Palestinian organizations judge who is and who is not a terrorist is a prescription for creating civil war in the Gaza Strip and West Bank."

In addition James Zogby became apoplectic when President Bush nominated the eminent scholar Daniel Pipes to the board of directors of United States Institute for Peace. Mr. Pipes brilliance of is some note and matched only by Hanson.

Zogby spit out the following:

"Daniel Pipes has a problem - his obsessive hatred of all things Muslim," writes James Zogby of the Arab American Institute. "Pipes is to Muslims what David Duke is to African-Americans."

BTW,this patently untrue.But these are gross and vicious libels, as anyone who reads or listens to Pipes' own words will quickly discover at his site here. His hundreds of essays on terrorism, Islam, and the Middle East have appeared in scores of publications, from the Atlantic Monthly to The Jerusalem Post to Foreign Affairs. He has written countless book reviews. He is the author or editor of 13 books, he lectures nationwide, and he is a frequent guest on news and public-affairs TV shows. In short, he has compiled a vast public record.  If he were the hater Zogby decries, it would be pretty hard to disguise.
Daniel Pipes has been a huge supporter of moderate Muslims and believes America must support Moderate Islam in our war on Radical Islamofascism

more Zogby quotes;

James Zogby, the president of the Arab American Institute, said that because of the "disproportionate number of Jews," the State Department should hire more Arab Americans.

Zogby's "extremist, anti-Israel views" disqualified him from being involved with U.S. policy in the Middle East.

Radical organization and known supporter of terror groups, James Zogby – president, Arab American Institute.

Zogby said that Israel's "invasion of occupied territories is seared into the Arab psyche the way the Holocaust defines 20th century history for Jews".

*SPIT*

Case closed.  So much for Zogby objectivity.

As for Iraq. It is painfully clear to me that the Iranian sponsored terror in Iraq is very much a part of the global war on terror. And the war on terror is (and always was) a global war.  The Cartoon Jihad is empirical evidence of that. Iraq is and was very much a part of the terror network. Twelve years flouting sanctions alone would have legitimized the war, but Saddam was paying off families of suicide bombers. He was bankrolling the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine through the UN oil-for-food program. The oil for food crimes!

Saddam used our taxpayer money to bomb innocents. He gave Abu Nidal, infamous Palestinian terrorist responsible for the deaths of hundreds, safe harbor for decades protecting the grisly executioner of wheelchair-bound American Leon Klinghoffer. WTF was going on at Salmon Pac? Al-queda trained their pilots in that full sized passenger airliner fuselage. It didn't fly, but they "trained" for missions using this fuselage.

Saddam had WMD. The developing story of Saddam secreting his WMD  into Syria is the icing on the cake. More on that here.

The ongoing fight on the ground in Iraq is part of the global war on Radical Islamic terror.

The left's contention that "Iraq was a mistake, not part of al qaeda, 9/11, the war on terror" is blatantly irrational, and illogical. It is a fallacy. And for those of you who claim Bush and his administration are secretive, non communicative - I counter that the mainstream media gives the man no time, no platform, no opportunity to air his strategy. They hate him. They will sell this country and our national security down the river to undo him. They will aid and abet the enemy to give their own arguments validation.

Please read Max Friedman's Betrayal of America --   most excellent, brilliant,  hard hitting piece here.(thanks to Chas)

I see Iraq as a great success. Not because of the stories you rarely see or hear for example here and here. The success in Iraq is a country of 50 million people liberated from a despot and centuries of totalitarianism, of living under the boot of dictators. That can't be easy. The wonder of our accomplishments in tandem with our accomplishments in Afghanistan are very much the reason Iran has undertaken a campaign of terror, fear,  and propaganda in that country in an attempt  to return it to the dark ages here and here. here.

This is not a sugarcoat. Expect a great deal more bloodshed, infighting, foreign fighters and outside influences to plague Iraq for the foreseeable future. That does not make failure de facto. Our objectives are noble. And what would be the alternative. In my mind, there is no alternative. The American people are not paying attention here.

I met a Yemen Muslim woman who lived in the United States for 20 years (her husband married her at 13 and brought to the US, then summarily dumped her 10 years later) . This woman still lived in fear of Radical Islam - 20 years later - in America.

SO THIS CAN BE  NO EASY TASK. If you don't have the stomach for it, get out of the way. Our world, our way of life must be saved. But the left can not be the monkey on our backs.

We elected George Bush, we elected him to do the job. Why won't they let this man do the job we elected him to do? I know, I know the polls say this, the polls say that, but at the end of  the day the only poll that means anything is the elections. Respect that.

UPDATE:  Victor Davis Hanson apparently sees things as I do, READ IT A-L-L;

AT WAR WITH OURSELVES,
We're winning in Iraq. Let's not lose at home.

The second-guessing of 2003 still daily obsesses us: We should have had better intelligence; we could have kept the Iraqi military intact; we would have been better off deploying more troops. Had our forefathers embraced such a suicidal and reactionary wartime mentality, Americans would have still torn each other apart over Valley Forge years later on the eve of Yorktown--or refought Pearl Harbor even as they steamed out to Okinawa.

There is a more disturbing element to these self-serving, always evolving pronouncements of the "my perfect war, but your disastrous peace" syndrome. Conservatives who insisted that we needed more initial troops are often the same ones who now decry that too much money has been spent in Iraq. Liberals who chant "no blood for oil" lament that we unnecessarily ratcheted up the global price of petroleum. Progressives who charge that we are imperialists also indict us for being naively idealistic in thinking democracy could take root in post-Baathist Iraq and providing aid of a magnitude not seen since the Marshall Plan. For many, Iraq is no longer a war whose prognosis is to be judged empirically. It has instead transmogrified into a powerful symbol that apparently must serve deeply held, but preconceived, beliefs--the deceptions of Mr. Bush, the folly of a neoconservative cabal, the necessary comeuppance of the American imperium, or the greed of an oil-hungry U.S.

If many are determined to see the Iraqi war as lost without a plan, it hardly seems so to 130,000 U.S. soldiers still over there. They explain to visitors that they have always had a design: defeat the Islamic terrorists; train a competent Iraqi military; and provide requisite time for a democratic Iraqi government to garner public support away from the Islamists.

UPDATE: Totally partisan. Check out the knee jerks on the comment section of this thread;

Expert: Zogby “poll” needs “big ‘grains of salt’ “

More evidence of prejudice from The Democracy Project.

Proof Zogby poll is BS

In entirety is the post at Media Lies blog. I know the blogger, and he is a reliable source.

Others might be cautious, but I'm not....
....I'm calling the Zogby poll bullshit. Here's why.

Source: Faces From The Front blog:

This line from the Press Release:
"Four in five said they oppose the use of such internationally banned weapons as napalm and white phosphorous."
of Zogby's new poll of military personnel in Iraq struck me as odd.

What is odd about it is that 80% of infantrymen carry white phosphorous grenades on missions.

So, ethier most of resondents are not currently aware of what infantrymen strap to their flak vests when they go outside the wire, or disapprove of their infantry bretheren carrying WP grenades or the question was poorly worded, or some combination.

Media Lies blog continues:
First of all, white phosphorus isn't an internationally banned weapon, and every infantryman, Marine, grunt and ne'er-do-well knows that. Secondly, the troops carry the weapon on them on missions. This poll was rigged and is worthless, plain and simple. I don't need to see any of the other questions to know that.

Obviously Zogby's "pollsters" have never heard "Pop smoke". I question if anyone was polled, or if someone sat down and made up this poll out of thin air. I'm voting for the latter.

Zogby won't reveal the questions, won't reveal the interviewees and won't reveal the pollsters. Now why do you think that is?

 

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Jewhating Jews

These are the same Jews that were the trustees in the death camps. Ignore them,  they are the enemy.

AARON KLEIN: LEFTIST U.S. JEWS OPPOSE ANTI-HAMAS LEGISLATION

Mad Hot off the Presses Net ~ Bush White House Reads the Blogs

The White House has acknowledged the power of the blogs as I have here, here and here - it'sCavalry been one Gutenberg moment after another. I am not surprised by this. The blogs have become the tail wagging the dog. Apparently the White House agrees. How lovely to see Presidential acknowledgment -- mad hot, eh?

Drudge reports here on comments made by President Bush and his top advisers on the importance of blogs, and what the CBS memo scandal showed about mainstream media. President Bush said, “the amazing thing about this world we live in is that there’s a kind of free-flowing, kind of bulletin board of ideas and thoughts out there in the ether space, sometimes landing on somebody’s desk and sometimes not, but always available. It’s a very interesting period.“ 

BUSH CHEERS DECLINE OF MAINSTREAM MEDIA, RISE OF ALTERNATIVE PRESS

ROVE SLAMS DAN RATHER: NOT A 'SERIOUS' REPORTER

President Bush, for the first time, is hailing the rise of the alternative media and the decline of the mainstream media, which he now says “conspired” to harm him with forged documents.

Gutenberg “I find it interesting that the old way of gathering the news is slowly but surely losing market share,” Bush said in an exclusive interview for the new book STRATEGERY. “It’s interesting to watch these media conglomerates try to deal with the realities of a new kind of world.”

[STRATEGERY was ranked #5 on AMAZON.COM's sales chart early Tuesday morning.]

For example, journalist Dan Rather left the anchor chair at CBS News after Internet reporters revealed he had used forged documents to criticize Bush’s military record in September 2004. The forgeries, which Bush now calls a conspiracy, ended up helping his reelection campaign, he acknowledged in the Oval Office interview.

“It looks like somebody conspired to float false documents,” the president tells author Bill Sammon. “And I was amazed about it. I just couldn’t believe that would be happening [and] then it would become the basis of a fairly substantial series of news stories.”

He added: “Then there was a backlash to it. I mean, a lot of people were angry that this could have happened. A lot of Americans are fair people and they viewed this as patently unfair. So in a funny way, I guess it inured to our benefit, when it was all said and done.”

The episode, known as “Memogate,” inoculated Bush against further scrutiny of his National Guard record for the duration of the presidential campaign.

Developing...

Rove said Rather’s eagerness to broadcast obviously forged documents proves he is “no serious reporter.” As for Rather’s insistence, to this day, that the documents are real, Rove said: “That’s really bias.”

Little_green_footballs_memogate_1 Memogate has helped accelerate the decline of the mainstream media, generally defined as CBS, NBC, ABC, The New York Times and other establishment news outlets. “I think what’s healthy is that there’s no monopoly on the news,” Bush said. “There’s competition. There’s competition for the attention of, you know, 290 million people, or whatever it is.

Having long been pilloried by the mainstream media, Bush now finds the rise of the alternative media nothing less than revolutionary.

“It’s the beginning of the twenty-first century; it also happens to be the beginning of—or near the beginning—of a revolution in newsgathering and dissemination,” he said. “Not in news making—that tends to be pretty consistent.”

Rove considers Memogate a watershed in the rise of the alternative media.

“The whole incident in the fall of 2004 showed really the power of the 'blogosphere',” he said in his West Wing office.

“Because in essence you had now, an army of self-appointed experts looking over the shoulder of the mainstream media and bringing to bear enormously sophisticated skills,” he added.

Still, Rove cautioned that the Internet’s political potential has a darker side.

“There is so much ugliness and viciousness and fundamental untruths that the blogosphere transmits,” he lamented. “It also is a vehicle for ugly rumors, for scurrilous personal attacks, an avenue for the creation of urban legends which are deeply corrosive of the political system and of people’s faith in it.”

Army_of_davids Yes Mr. Rove but the Army of Davids stand at the ready to correct and address those very inaccuracies. KOS, Kos kidz, DU will always spew their invective but at least there is an immediate counter balance. They may have George Soros and his Air America slush fund, but we have right. We have fact, truth and now we have an important means of communication to get the word out there. We are the messengers, think Paul Revere.

The trend is undeniable...According to a new study released from Outsell today, the research and advisory firm based in Burlingame, Calif., found that  newspapers are lagging as the dominant source for national information.  28% of those surveyed said they get their national news from online sites (and this is just the beginning of the revolution -- just the beginning.) 71% of those surveyed said they get their national news from broadcast news shows and cable TV, while only 33% said they get it from newspapers.

It's nothing you don't already know if you are here in the Atlas sphere but it is still a  delicious read never the less.

Uh, can I get my White House Press credentials now?  I wanna sit next to Helen Thomas and whisper sweet objectivist musings in her good ear.

UPDATE: Speaking of power blogging, my partner in crime , Confederate Yankee is  guestblogging over at the Washington Post here - you go Bob

More Powerblogging - stuff you just won't see in the MSM- Poland Introduces "Martyrs of Our Time" Ad Campaign  here

Hillary's "Jihad" Is Union Payback$$

Remember this?

Hillary Clinton going jihad over school vouchers over at Malkin

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Download and watch the video (Windows Media file).

Money quote:

 

"First family that comes and says 'I want to send my daughter to St. Peter's Catholic ' and you say 'Great, wonderful school, here's your voucher,’… Next parent that comes and says, 'I want to send my child to the school of the Church of the White Supremacist ...' The parent says, 'The way that I read Genesis, Cain was marked, therefore I believe in white supremacy. ... You gave it to a Catholic parent, you gave it to a Jewish parent, under the Constitution, you can't discriminate against me….So what if the next parent comes and says, 'I want to send my child to the School of the Jihad? ... I won't stand for it." The whole story here

John Fund's "Swillary";

The former First Lady went on to speculate about "what [happens] if the next parent comes and says, 'I want to send my child to the School of the Jihad?'" Declared Mrs. Clinton: "I won't stand for it."

This is absurdist demagoguery. Federal law prohibits the transfer of any funds to organizations that advocate hatred or violence against any group. Beyond that, federal Pell grants have long financed college students at many private and religious schools with little controversy. Last time anyone checked, none of the money had gone to colleges advocating white supremacy, though admittedly some schools do harbor some incredibly narrow-minded liberal faculty.

 

Now remember this:

Politics Is the Labor They Love

[...]Now new government data show just how skewed its priorities have been.

Last year, unions were for the first time required to file more detailed reports on their expenditures and internal operations to comply with the 1959 Landrum-Griffin Act, which until recently had been largely ignored or circumvented. The new data are eye-opening. They showed that in 2005, the AFL-CIO spent $49 million on direct political activity, a whopping 27% of its budget. At the same time, it spent only $30 million, or 16.5% of its budget, to represent workers in contract negotiations and to protect their collective bargaining rights.

Don't expect these revelations to embarrass the giant labor federation into changing its priorities. Rather than pledge to reorient its activities more towards the daily needs of members, the AFL-CIO is announcing at its annual convention in San Diego this week that it will become a partner with the National Education Association, the most politicized union of all. The NEA is set to allow its local affiliates to join the AFL-CIO, although a merger at the national level isn't in the cards yet.

The AFL-CIO's John Sweeney, who called the deal the group's most important step "since the merger of the AFL and CIO in 1955," is obviously trying to combat the impression of a union in decline. Despite the loss of dues income from the departing affiliates, the AFL-CIO announced plans to spend $40 million on the mid-term elections this year, all but a small pittance of which will go to Democratic candidates.

Given the rate at which it's abandoning the traditional role of organized labor in favor of political activism, the AFL-CIO might as well drop the pretense and merge with the Democrats to form an honest-to-goodness Labor Party. At least that would represent truth in advertising. Wall Street Journal Political Diary, Paid Sub Only

Monday, February 27, 2006

MSM Paints Osama Bin Laden like a Big Ole Fuzzy Teddy! Awww

The mainstream media speaks of Osama Bin Laden with respect, affection and deference. TheWtc_911_jump_01 Washington Post attribute great military victories to Dracula in his cave and assigns him near great statesman status.

This mass murdering pig gets fabulous worldwide press and our President Bush, working his ass off to fight Radical Islamic extremism, making the hard choices to keep America free, and enacting foreign policy to liberate oppressed peoples living under the boot of totalitarianism for centuries is treated like a pariah. Tearing into his gut at every bump in the road. Teaching political freedom to peoples that have never tasted it, who only know the power of fear, is an enormous challenge. But, what, I ask is the alternative?

You tell me, what is wrong with this picture? And before your answer,  imagine it was your mother (or lover, or sister)  flinging herself out of the World Trade Center, trading the lesser of horrible deaths.

Outlook: On Osama bin Laden, al Qaeda Washington Post

Osama bin Laden 's plan -- to use terrorism to trigger an Islamic reawakening that will challenge Western dominance of world events and assure the ascendancy of Sunni extremists -- is moving forward, at at an alarming rate. Hiding out Wtcpersonjumpingphoto4640worig somewhere on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, bin Laden is surely watching with satisfaction at events unrolling across the world --  from violent protests over published cartoons of the prophet Muhammad to Hamas's rise to political legitimacy in the Palestinian territories.

Bin Laden 'likes hugs not kisses 'BBC News 
Australia's "Jihad Jack", convicted of receiving al-Qaeda funds, says Osama Bin Laden prefers hugs to kisses.

Bin Laden compares U.S. tactics to Iraq's Contra Costa Times
Osama bin Laden promised never to be captured alive and declared the United States had resorted to the same "repressive" tactics used by Saddam Hussein,Wtcjumper1 according to an audiotape purportedly by the al-Qaida leader that was posted Monday on a militant Web site.

Osama a "polite, humble" man The Hindu News
SYDNEY: Osama bin Laden is a polite, humble and shy man who doesn't mind being hugged.

Bin Laden a man with a soft side, says Thomas Sydney Morning Herald
THE former Melbourne taxi driver convicted this week of receiving cash from al-Qaeda has told of his meetings with Osama bin Laden and how the world's most-wanted man had a softer side. -

Australian terror convict says Osama loves beer, Islam Reuters Osama bin Laden does not like to be kissed and described himself as a reluctant Muslim who loved beer.

TERROR TRAINING CAMPS: Terrorists in U.S. 'training for war'

From the land of terror enablers Schumer (LEAVE AL QAEDA'S PHONE CONVERSATIONS ALONE!) and Hillary (NO PORT DEAL)............terrorist training camps. I wonder how much payola they received from these terrorists? WHERE IS THE OUTCRY CHUCKIE? Why isn't Hillary shouting JIHAD over this -- as opposed to school vouchers (which would give poor kids a shot at a good education)?

Schumer and Clinton are comfortably ensconced in the pocket$ of  corrupt unions (it's their bread and butter).) It is incumbent upon them to enable the deeply embedded corruption and featherbedding practices that have become  a way of life at our  port facilities. Perhaps a new management firm might shake things up, save money and perhaps even enhance security.

The day America hands the reins of power over to the Dhimmicrats, is the day we've signed our own warrants. Just look at what the left is up to here.

By their acts, ye shall know them. And so we know them.

Probe finds terrorists in U.S. 'training for war'

Neighbors of Muslim encampment fear retaliation if they report to police

The Pakistani terrorist group Jamaat ul Fuqra is using Islamic schools in the United States as training facilities, confirms a joint investigative report by an intelligence think tank and an independent reporter.

A covert visit to an encampment in the Catskill Mountains near Hancock, N.Y.,Terror_camp_ny called "Islamberg" found neighboring residents deeply concerned about military-style training taking place there but frustrated by the lack of attention from federal authorities, said the report by the Northeast Intelligence Network, which worked with an Internet blogger, "CP," to publish an interim report. (Entrance to Hancock, N.Y., encampment (Courtesy Northeast Intelligence Network))

The neighbors interviewed, who asked not to be identified, said they feared retaliation if they were to make a report to law enforcement officials.

"We see children – small children run around over there when they should be in school," one neighbor said. "We hear bursts of gunfire all of the time, and we know that there is military-like training going on there. Those people are armed and dangerous." Read it all

Why aren't Chuckie and Shrillary SHUTTING THESE TERROR CAMPS DOWN? So busy busy busy Chuckie is ~~ attempts to kill off the Alito and Roberts SCOTUS nominations, whining about Al Qaeda surveillance, and now screeching about the NON SECURITY issue of Dubai managing port operations (NO SECURITY INVOLVED).

Read the whole article and  begin to understand how dangerous the left is to our national security. I want these camps closed down.

Members have been known to go to Pakistan for paramilitary training, but the investigation found evidence the U.S. encampments offer such training so members don't need to risk traveling abroad amid increased scrutiny following the 9-11 attacks.

The report says Jamaat ul-Fuqra members have "purchased isolated rural properties in North America to live as a community, practice their faith, and insulate themselves from Western culture. The group has established rural encampments that U.S. authorities allege are linked to murder, bombings and other felonies throughout North America."

U.S. authorities have probed the group for charges ranging from links to al-Qaida to laundering and funneling money into Pakistan for terrorist activities. The organization supports various terrorist groups operating in Pakistan and Kashmir, and Gilani himself is linked directly to Hamas and Hezbollah. hat tip Tom P

And where is this in the investigative press? When did the media abandon their role as watchdog and become the lazy bullhorn of the far left?

"An able, disinterested, public-spirited press, with trained intelligence to know the right and courage to do it, can preserve that public virtue without which popular government is a sham and a mockery. A cynical, mercenary, demagogic press will produce in time a people as base as itself." —Joseph Pulitzer 

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Disraeli in Dubai

I am not at all surprised that Dr. Wheeler andsee eye to eye, tooth to tooth, and reason to reason on the current burlesque the  Democrats have manufactured to distract and confuse the American people. And with a willing and complicit fifth column fourth estate (the press), it's a no brainer getting their knee jerk message out there. Those lap dogs can't lap it up fast enough.

The Republicans chasing lefty tail on this is unfortunate but they will see through this ruse of that I am sure.

The first casualty of political conquest is the truth.

The Federalist Patriot makes points here

Despite the rancor, the U.S. does not outsource the protection of our critical national-security infrastructure.

Approval of the DPW proposal underwent three months of interagency review. According to Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England, "This review definitely was not cursory and it definitely was not casual. Rather, it was in depth and comprehensive." This is the same review that management companies based in China, Denmark, Japan, Singapore and Taiwan underwent before being authorized to manage terminals in the port of Los Angeles. We might add, China now manages some terminals on both ends of the Panama Canal.

Foreign investment in the U.S., including port management, is nothing new.

Dr. Jack Wheeler's take is much more in depth than my previous post earlier this week here.
But Wheeler is a paid subscription only so I am running the whole thing. And if you don't have a subscription - get one here, NOW, worth every last penny. Jack rocks - bad dah bing, bad dah boom

DISRAELI IN DUBAI Written by Dr. Jack Wheeler

The 19th century British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) once commented on accusations that a political opponent of his was lying regarding an important issue before Parliament:  "It is worse than a lie - it is a blunder."

We can be sure that the Earl of Beaconsfield (the peerage awarded to Disraeli by Queen Victoria) would make the same observation today over the travails of George Bush and the port scandal.

There is no secret deal here.  CFIUS, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, that vets these things, ran it through 12 agencies including Defense, Treasury, State, Homeland Security, and the White House National Security Council.  Their approval was unanimous.  Had just one objected, it would have been put on a 45-day investigative hold.

Bush was blindsided on this out of sheer naiveté.  He still can't accept as real the bottomless mendacity of Democrats.  For Barbara Boxer and Chuck Schumer to foment in protest over a deal with America's closest Arab ally, when they have gone far more ballistic at any suggestion that Arabs be profiled at US airports - well, I guess it's standard liberal chutzpah.

Outdoing Bush in naiveté are Republicans in Congress being led with rings in their noses by Boxer and Schumer into an orgy of Bush-bashing.  It would be nice if they all took a deep breath, switched on their brains, and began thinking of how to take advantage of this fiasco.

Wouldn't it be great if Bill Frist stood up in the Senate Chamber and congratulated his Democrat colleagues for their concern over the safety of America's ports, and that he was sure they would now show their concern for the safety of America's airports by mandating Arab Moslem male passengers instead of grandmas and others at politically correct random?

Or if Denny Hastert stood up in the House Chamber to say he was sure his Democrat colleagues, so newly passionate about national security and concerned over our dependence on Arab oil, would now support drilling oil in Alaska's ANWR, offshore drilling in Florida and the East Coast, and eliminating government restrictions so that nuclear power plants and oil refineries can be built in three to four years.

So, should the deal with Dubai Ports World be toast?  Because the Dems have demonized the UAE in order to demonize Bush once again, this is going to be tricky.  So let's talk about this place, the United Arab Emirates.

It's a collection of seven tiny Persian Gulf sheikhdoms welded together by the Brits in 1892, changing what was called the Pirate Coast to the Trucial Coast, and creating a British Protectorate protecting them from the Ottoman Turks.  The truce between the seven - Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Fujaira, Ajman, Umm al Qaiwan, and Ras al-Kaimah - worked so well that by 1972, they were transformed into the UAE, with their respective leaders being upgraded from sheikhs to emirs.

They were all mud hut fishing villages until oil was found in Abu Dhabi and pumped out in quantity in the 1960s.  With one exception, the other emirates were happy to kick back and live off Abu Dhabi's largesse.  The exception was Dubai.  The Maktoum clan of the Babi Yas tribe that runs Dubai have always been traders.  So they made a decision in the 1970s to prosper on their own.

They did it be transforming their mud hut fishing village into the Hong Kong of the Middle East.  Their success in doing so has been beyond spectacular.

If you associate "Arabs" with "camel-herding" and "poverty," if you visit Dubai you're in for the shock of your life.  For openers, there's the world's only seven star hotel, the Burj al-Arab (see photo)Dubai

The amount of business being done in Dubai is staggering, thanks to a zero corporate tax rate, no restrictions on repatriation of capital, and 100% foreign ownership of businesses permitted.  The Dubai International Finance Center, with millions of square feet of state-of-the-art hi-tech office space, is rapidly becoming the Wall Street of the Middle East.

Dubai Healthcare City is a $3 billion project, making the emirate a world class center for medical treatment, research, and education that includes branches of the Mayo Clinic and the Harvard Medical School.

With a $5 billion dollar project called Dubailand, it plans on being the Disneyland of the Middle East, with 15 million additional tourists as year.

There are millions of tourists and businessmen coming every year to Dubai already.  The lubricant of tourism, of course, is booze, rivers of which flow through Dubai's hotels, bars, and discos.  Remember this is a Moslem country.

And wherever there are hordes of tourists with money, there are hordes of hookers.  Prostitution is as illegal as it is in Las Vegas.  Every bar in every 4 and 5 star hotel in Dubai offers a selection of ladies from Russia, England, China, Pakistan, the Philippines, Ethiopia, and elsewhere.  The Cyclone Disco is legendary for being a "United Nations of prostitution," with over 500 international ladies of the evening available on an average night.

You would think that this debauch of money, booze, and sex would outrage the Islamists.  Yet Dubai has never been hit with a terrorist attack.  Right across the sandy border, Saudi Arabia has been hit by suicidal Moslem crazies numerous times.  But Dubai - America's best friend in Arab-land, the Moslem Fleshpot - never.

That's because Dubai, besides being the Middle East's Hong Kong, Wall Street, Disneyland, and Las Vegas, is also the Middle East's Switzerland, where everyone's money no matter how drug, mafia, or terrorist-tainted, is handled with equal discretion.

That's the trade-off.  As it's the place where terrorists can do business, the terrorists leave it alone.

But what if Al Qaeda or an Al Qaeda wannabe decides to blackmail the Dubai government, owners of Dubai Ports World?  One suicide bomber wiping out the lobby of the Burj al-Arab could cost Dubai billions in tourist and investment revenue.  To prevent this, all DPW has to do is insert a few Al Qaeda boys to work in American ports.

Terrorist Blackmail is the security issue that needs to be discussed.

The Bushistas have made a bewildering blunder in not briefing Congress and preempting Democratic demagoguery.  A lot of conservatives knee-jerk reacted with a "not just no but hell no!" unthinking rejection like Sue Myrick (R-NC).  This is going to change as conservatives calm down and actually start to reflect on the matter, instead of venting and demagoguing like liberals do.

Take a look at the White House's reasoning in its Fact Sheet on the CFIUS Process and the DP World Transaction.  The case is well made.  If the White House can effectively assuage the terrorist blackmail concern, then you'll see a shift in support for the president.

It has already begun - Jack Kelly's column, Is It Smart To Attack All Moslems?,  this week is example. 

Look at it this way - to be on the side of Barbara Boxer, Chuck Schumer, and Hillary Clinton and against George Bush on an issue is prima facie not pro-American. 

Maybe - just maybe - the port scandal will turn out not to be a Bushie blunder at all.  You wonder what Disraeli would say about that.

Thanks Jack........... (click below for Kelly's column)

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Thursday, February 23, 2006

Hillary Clinton Goes Jihad On Education

Didn’t Chelsea Clinton Go to a Private School?

“Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton slammed private-school voucher proposals yesterday, predicting that vouchers would eventually lead to the creation of taxpayer-financed white supremacist academies -- or even a government-funded ‘School of the Jihad,’” according to Newsday. In the Cato book Voucher Wars: Waging the Legal Battle over School Choice, Clint Bolick, vice president and national director of the Institute for Justice, recounts the dramatic 12-year battle to finally give families a choice in education and looks ahead to a future when every child can get the best education possible. Cato Institute
http://cato-subscriptions.org/c.html?rtr=on&s=77z,ieoc,949,ewf1,5sxh,krtf,hz9f#2

Hillary on the Defensive
New York Sun Editorial
Senator Clinton was caught out on Tuesday by an alert reporter for Newsday, Glenn Thrush, who captured the former first lady making a truly silly argument against school vouchers.

HILLARY: UNHINGED ON VOUCHERS here Via Michelle Malkin  

Hillary Clinton going jihad over school vouchers

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Download and watch the video (Windows Media file).

Money quote:

"First family that comes and says 'I want to send my daughter to St. Peter's Catholic ' and you say 'Great, wonderful school, here's your voucher,’… Next parent that comes and says, 'I want to send my child to the school of the Church of the White Supremacist ...' The parent says, 'The way that I read Genesis, Cain was marked, therefore I believe in white supremacy. ... You gave it to a Catholic parent, you gave it to a Jewish parent, under the Constitution, you can't discriminate against me….So what if the next parent comes and says, 'I want to send my child to the School of the Jihad? ... I won't stand for it."

We spend more than any industrialized nation on education and rank 27th out of 30 nations in math and science. Hey Hillary I won't stand for that. You are in the pocket of the teachers' union and you will sell our children and America's future down the Tigres in a heartbeat.

Rewarding Mediocrity By JOHN STOSSEL

"The teachers united will never be defeated!" chanted thousands of public-school teachers at a union rally. They may be right - unfortunately. Teachers unions in this country are very influential because they can assemble a crowd. Randi Weingarten, head of New York's teachers union, put out the word, and thousands of teachers filled Madison Square Garden to demand a new contract and more money. That clout brings timid politicians into line.

The unions can pay for expensive rallies at "the world's most famous arena" because every teacher in a unionized district like New York must give up some of his salary to the union. Even teachers who don't like the union, teachers who believe in school choice, and teachers who could make more on the open market must fork over their money to support the unions that fight against school choice and merit pay

THE DEMOCRATS ON PORT DEAL; SHOW ME THE MONEY

I never believed it was about national security, not for a nanosecond. The Dhimmicrats wouldn't give the sweat off their brow for national security - the attacks on the Cole, WTC '93, Chinagate, Khobar - they never batted an eyelash no matter how many Americans died (with apologies to Lieberman, Zell etc.). With the Democratic leadership,  it's always special interest - it's always about the money.
SHOW THEM THE MONEY. John Fund backs up my post in the WSJ Political Diary -paid subscription only

But where are the questions about the unions that are in the front row of the jeering section trying to scotch the deal?

The International Longshoremen's Association, the union that represents workers at the six ports that would be part of the Dubai management contract, have always exercised inordinate power over U.S. ports, as vividly depicted in the 1950s film classic "On the Waterfront" starring Marlon Brando. While not as brutal today, union control remains a fact of life. Just ask the factory owners who had to endure parts shortages in 2002 as ports from Seattle to San Diego were forced to shut after a longshoremen's union slowdown paralyzed operations.

"The wonder is that the Dubai company was willing to take on the hassle of managing U.S. ports for thin profit margins," one maritime expert told me. He noted that Hutchison Whampoa, the Hong Kong-based leader in port operations, refuses to invest in the U.S. because it won't deal with the local unions. A former member of the Federal Maritime Commission told me it is an open secret that the U.S. longshoremen's union prefers U.S. operators "because they can get more patronage and exercise more leverage that way."

Many of the politicians most vocally opposed to the Dubai deal have also received hefty campaign contributions from the longshoremen's union. Perhaps that's one reason none are on record as complaining about the fact that ILA President John Bowers was charged with racketeering and named as an associate of the Gambino organized crime family in a July 2005 civil complaint filed by federal prosecutors in Brooklyn. The New York Sun, which yesterday published an extensive analysis of the ILA's ties to organized crime, concluded: "Mr. Bush's critics would have more credibility in the middle of this war [over the ports] if they hadn't been on the receiving end of lucre from a labor union with a history of corruption and mob ties."

Suddenly, national security? Think about it. They hate the Patriot Act, they hate  Gitmo, they hate military tribunals ................ this deal is not even about security. They talk trash about "building coalitions" and "international cooperation" and defile the "coalition of the willing."  Yet  here they are willing to spit on an Arab country that works with us? This can only hurt us on our war on terror. Economic ties builds  relationships. WAKE UP PEOPLE.

Oh and read Eli Lake in the New York Sun;

Dubai Is Said to Have Long Aided the U.S.

More cluelessness to be had at Carnival of the Clueless here. Now  Allah Snackbar!

UPDATE: More here The facts about the ports deal, from Heritage Organization

Carafano and Kochems explain several important facts in their new paper:

  • Outsourcing port operation is nothing new. In fact, the ports in question are currently owned by a British company, and much of our economy depends on foreign companies for transportation.
  • Security procedures, based on post-9/11 security changes, will remain unchanged. The Coast Guard and U.S. Customs provide security at American ports—not the port's owners.
  • Dubai World Ports does not pose a security risk. It is a holding company only, and its executives would have no access to security information or procedures. Furthermore, since the company wants to make money, it is not in its interests to allow terrorists to use its facilities.
  • The UAE is a close ally in the war on terrorism, having turned over several al Qaeda suspects to the United States. It also participates in America's overseas container screening program.

In an interview on NPR's Talk of the Nation yesterday, Carafano elaborated on several of these points. He noted that terrorists, drug smugglers and other criminals already exploit our transportation networks without the complicity of the companies involved. Furthermore, he said such groups would not want to be involved with such companies, since that could attract unwanted attention, just as this deal has.

UPDATE 2/24/06: KRAUTHAMMER!

Harbour exit    Charles Krauthammer
Democrats loudly denounce any thought of racial profiling. But when that same Arab, attired in business suit and MBA, and with a good record running ports in 15 countries, buys P&O, Democrats howl at the very idea of allowing Arabs to run our ports.

GOLDBERG!

Going overboard  Jonah Goldberg
Did you hear the one about Dick Cheney, a priest and a rabbi walking into an Arab-run port?

The Journal Editorial Report
Tune in this weekend for a discussion on ports and Arab management.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Radical Islam Cracking America's Back

Slowly but surely, slow but steady, the groundwork is being laid for Amerabia. This story was a shocker for me. It was one thing when city (Seattle) public swimming pools regularly schedule hours for the exclusive use of Muslims --  "Muslim Sister Swim" here ................but this? Taking over without a single shot, or sawed off head.

University Bank Signs $100,000,000 Sharia'a Home Acquisition Master Commitment With Freddie Mac,

(MARKET WIRE via COMTEX) -- Stephen Lange Ranzini, President and Chairman of Ann Arbor's University Bank announced that it has entered into a master purchase agreement with Freddie Mac to create a secondary market for Sharia'a compliant loans to assist in home acquisitions by Islamic homebuyers.

The agreement calls for Freddie Mac to support $100,000,000 in Sharia'aIslam_money compliant and conventional mortgage transactions over the next year. Monthly purchase installment payments on Islamic installment credit contracts originated under this master commitment will be comparable to those required under conventional secondary market mortgage transactions. The Murabaha program will be available initially only in Michigan.

Chartered by Congress in 1970 to bring stability, liquidity and affordability to American home financing, Freddie Mac is one of the nation's largest investors in residential mortgages. Ranzini commented, "Having a major Government Sponsored Enterprise backing our Islamic Banking activities in such a significant way represents a key milestone in University Bank's Islamic Banking activities and gives us access to tremendous resources. [I'll say-Atlas] We intend over the coming months to expand our geographic footprint into additional states with the ultimate goal of offering Islamic mortgage alternatives nationwide under future amendments to our agreement with Freddie Mac." [I am sure they intend to make in roads in a great many things in the oncoming months- Atlas]
"Today's announcement builds on Freddie Mac's commitment to help America's increasingly diverse communities achieve homeownership," said Iliana Ghanem, vice president of community lending at Freddie Mac. "By supporting a wide range of Islamic home financing models, Freddie Mac is realizing its mission to foster homeownership opportunities in new and exciting ways."

University Islamic Financial Corporation (UIFC), which is the first Islamic Banking subsidiary to be formed in the United States, engages in Islamic Banking with an initial focus on its existing product set: soliciting Islamic Sharia'a FDIC-insured Deposits held by University Bank, originating Islamic Sharia'a compliant mortgage alternatives and selling Sharia'a compliant equity mutual funds through its sister company, University Insurance & Investment Services. UIFC's products have received favorable legal rulings (fatawa) from some of the leading Islamic legal scholars in the U.S. and the world.
For additional information about UIFC's Sharia'a compliant products and its fatawa, see www.university-bank.com/IslamicBanking.
Additional comprehensive investor relations information on University Bancorp is available at www.university-bank.com/bancorp.htm. hat tip; Daryl
 

Wild huh? They must have been serving Kool Aid at the reception.
 

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

The Mohammad Cartoon Death Toll Rising

Every damn day I receive the daily military death toll in Iraq. Everyday. and yes it breaks my heart but we are at war. Soldiers die, fine men and women die fighting for the most precious gift, freedom.

A Look at U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq
As of Sunday, Feb. 19, 2006, at least 2,273 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes six military civilians. At least 1,781 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.

So where is the daily toll on innocent women and children as a result of an islamic world goneDanishpaper_weekly_standard_1 mad over a bunch of amateur cartoons? The media's hypocrisy is too much to bear.

45 die as Nigeria protests against cartoons
As the death toll from the riots in Nigeria about the Prophet Mohammed cartoons
rises to 45, the Danish newspaper in which they first appeared has placed full-page apologies in Saudi Arabian newspapers.

Arab daily prints Danish apology, apology, my ass. WHERE ARE THE RADICAL ISLAMIC APOLOGIES FOR MURDER!?! More media inversion here.

I can't even find the total number dead............can you believe it?

But I could not help but stumble upon the inevitable "it was Bush's fault." Geez, they think he is G-d.

Bush blasted in cartoon furore
TERRORIST group Hizbollah has slammed US President George W. Bush for comments he made on the violence that has erupted over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, after hundreds of thousands of Shi'ite Muslims marched through Beirut.

With Christians Burnt Alive for Prophet Muhammad Cartoons, my preliminary results from scouring the wires, Libya - 11 dead,

Cartoon Protests KBCI Boise PESHAWAR, Pakistan Nearly 20 people have died this month during violent protests over Prophet Muhammad cartoons. Three deaths in Pakistan today bring the total to 19

Plus the 45 in Nigeria? And what about the 11.5 million dollar bounty on the head of the cartoonists? And the media has nothing to say? They are culpable here. They are empowering these savages. This makes them just as savage.

The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.
Dante Alighieri

Russia is shutting down newspapers for running the toons. This after Beslan. Gluttons for islamic punishment .

2nd Russian Paper Shut in Cartoon Furor New York Times; A small Russian weekly that printed a composite of the Danish cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad will close.

I have Seen the Enemy, They's Us!

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  FISA Risking American Lives here at Pajama Media Toon: NYSun

Columbia University Sinks Lower

What was once America's crown jewel is a cesspool of propaganda and terror enabling activity. This is nationwide but Columbia University has been the template for this degradation of American academia and David Horowitz has been at the forefront of this hijacking of our university departments and curriculum. Today's New York Sun

   Nine of the “101 Most Dangerous Academics in America” teach at Columbia University, according to a new book by conservative activist David Horowitz.

   The book, “The Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America,” published by Regnery, profiles 101 professors from campuses across the country.

   “Columbia is a national scandal,” Mr. Horowitz told The New York Sun in a telephone interview. “That a serious, top-tier university … is an ideological fortress is an emblem of the utter debasement of the academic endeavor.”

   “Among a faculty distinguished more for its militancy and political activism than its scholarship, Professor Massad is in a radical class of his own,” Mr. Horowitz writes. On January 13, the Sun reported that Mr. Massad’s prejudice and intimidation contributed to the decision of one student, Anat Malkin,to drop out of her graduate program after two years.This semester, Columbia promoted Mr. Massad to associate professor, a position from which he can receive tenure.

   Mr. Horowitz also criticizes the dean of Columbia’s School of International Public Affairs, Lisa Anderson, for her sponsorship of Mr. Massad and her fundraising from Arab sources for an Edward Said chair in Middle Eastern studies.

I have written extensively on this here and here but it is almost impossible to rid ourselves of these tenured faculty made even worse by their ascension to head/chairmen of departments.

This too is part of the war on terror. Get all of Horowitz at his site, FrontPageMag.com

Saturday, February 18, 2006

“The U.S. Should Not Have A Military"

"Most of the dead were Christians beaten to death on the streets by the rioters," Ezeoke said. Witnesses said three children and a priest were among those killed"

SIXTEEN DEAD IN NIGERIAN CARTOON RIOTS hat tip Earl

UPDATED: 8pm  In the first major protest to erupt over the issue in Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation, Muslims protesting the inane Mohammad cartoons attacked Christians here. They went after the Christians;

An Associated Press reporter saw mobs of Muslim protesters swarm through the crowd with machetes, sticks and iron rods. One group threw a tire around a man, poured gas on him and set him ablaze. More here hat tip Micael G

But Dick Gregory wants to know what really matters, what the President knew and when he knew Cheney had hurt his friend or even richer this.

Mohammad Cartoonacy lunacy is a nouveau nuclear Iran flexing its global Radical Islamic muscles much as they deny inciting protests of cartoons It is not about the toons.........it's about submission, dhimmitude.

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Cock-a-doodle-dooooooo!

War has been declared. This is war. Rinse. Repeat. This is war.

11 more dead in the war of the savage loon toons. Eleven people die in riots in Libya, and an Italian minister’s T-shirt is blamed for it: Italy minister resigns after Libya cartoons riot. More here. Buy your tee shirt here.

Latest developments in the Cartoon War of dhimmitude;

Protesters Of Cartoons Torch Consulate CBS News
Libyans protesting the Prophet Muhammad cartoons set fire to the Italian consulate, killing or wounding 11 people. In Pakistan, a cleric announced a $1 million bounty for killing the cartoonist. Denmark, where a newspaper first published the cartoons, temporarily closed its embassy in Pakistan and advised its citizens to leave the country. 

10,000 Protest Prophet Cartoons in London AP
More than 10,000 angry people protested in central London Saturday against the Prophet Muhammad cartoons that have infuriated many in the Muslim world.

Behead Danish cartoonist, get Rs 51 crore, says UP minister The Tribune
Lucknow, February 17 Adding a new dimension to the anti-Denmark protests, an Uttar Pradesh minister today declared a cash reward of Rs 51 crore for the person who would behead the Danish cartoonist who drew the controversial cartoons of Prophet Mohammad.

Prophet Cartoons: Editor Jailed, Faces Death Newsweek
In an interview from his jail cell, a Yemeni editor imprisoned over the Prophet Muhammad cartoons discusses press freedom, religion and calls for his execution.

Prosecutors open probe against Russian editor who reprinted Danish prophet cartoons Fox 23
MOSCOW (AP) - Russian prosecutors opened an investigation into the editor of a newspaper that reprinted caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad, and another paper was ordered closed after publishing a cartoon depicting Muhammad along with Jesus, Moses and Buddha.

Fighting the lunatics here and there. This is what we re up against at home here;

S.F. Supervisor Gerardo Sandoval: “The U.S. Should Not Have A Military”

S.F. Supervisor Gerardo SandovalDuring an interview on this evening’s Hannity & Colmes, discussing the fate of the USS Iowa, Supervisor Sandoval was pressed to answer the question: Should America possess tools of war?

Without hesitation, Sandoval responded:

The United States should not have a military

UPDATE: ExposeTheLeft has the video. Transcript here.

Sean Hannity repeated the question and the answer did not change.

In visible disbelief, Alan Colmes jumped into the conversation and attempted to clarify. He asked Sandoval once again, clearly, and got the same answer. Colmes exclaimed, “That’s absurd!

To which Sandoval arrogantly quipped: “Welcome to San Francisco.”

Both Hannity and Colmes were utterly incredulous. Colmes then inquired “how America should defend itself” to which Sandoval foolishly retorted:

You can send cops.”

You can't make this up. They just don't get it. Imagine how Blue Star and their families would feel about this eh?

WTF is Abercrombie? Lover of Hamas

In the vote to suspend aid to Hamas, one lone NO VOTE - Rep. Abercrombie here hat tip:  Earl the pearl

BILL TITLE: Expressing the sense of Congress that no United States assistance should be provided directly to the Palestinian Authority if any representative political party holding a majority of parliamentary seats within the Palestinian Authority maintains a position calling for the destruction of Israel.

What kind of animal is Abercrombie? Well, he's a democrat,.That explains alot. No surprise there. He's from Hawaii, they must be smoking too much doobie down.

There is as an"IRAQ WATCH" page on his website, no surprise there. A real democrat advocating troop removal NOW;

"I have joined with several of my colleagues in introducing a bipartisan resolutionAbercrombie_ley (House Joint Resolution 55) to get the troops home from Iraq and put the Iraqis in charge of their own future. The troops have done their job and now it is time for Congress to do its job."

What is a surprise? This is a surprise;

He is a member of the Committee on Armed Services, where he is Ranking Member on the Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee; he is also a member of the Readiness Subcommittee.

WTF?
To blog readers in Hawaii, a vote for Abercrombie is  a vote for Radical Islam. GET THIS BLOODSUCKING, JEWHATING, FREEDOM KILLING, AMERICA HATING yutz out of office.

Friday, February 17, 2006

THANK FOX NEWS NOW

Please thank FOX NEWS here for running the whole of the Bush Q&A in Tampa sans commercials.Lips The MSM ignores his vital message and his mission. They are running all of it, as we speak. The American people need to know. Let them know.

They are doing the responsible thing.

Thanks FOX, I'll lay off you for awhile.......the audience is wildly informed. I LOVE THAT! Bush talking Darfur right now, expressed his surprise [more than once] at having been asked that question.Happy to have been asked it.  The woman that asked it  must be a blog reader. Right? For sure.

UPDATE: Bush Calls For More Muscle In Darfur
President Bush on Friday called for doubling the number of international troops in the war-ravaged Darfur region of Sudan and a bigger role for NATO in the peacekeeping effort.

Hallelujah!

How many Cartoonists Will They Kill?

A Pakistani cleric announced Friday a $1 million bounty for killing a cartoonist who drew Prophet Muhammad, as thousands joined street protests and Denmark temporarily closed its embassy and advised its citizens to leave the country. Story here at Stop the ACLU
Can we expect a fatwa on these cartoonists as well?
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And if I may express my sadness and distress at the American media's recent bout of dhimmitude in not publishing these silly cartoons while expressing outrage and shock at VP Dick Cheney's decent, admirable and correct behavior in handling the unfortunate hunting accident. What is wrong with these people? C'mon, don't they embarrass you? I cringe.

Speaking of dhimmis; Clinton says cartoons 'a mistake'
                           Atlas says Clinton 'a mistake'

Contributing Cartoonists: Cartoon by Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune, February 10, 2006 Cartoon by Robert Ariail, The State, February 10, 2006 Cartoon by John Branch, The San Antonio Express-News, February 10, 2006 Cartoon by John Cole, The Scranton Times, February 8, 2006 Cartoon by John Darkow, The Columbia Daily Tribune, February 10, 2006 Cartoon by Eric Devericks, The Seattle Times, February 10, 2006 Cartoon by Bob Gorrell, AOL News, February 8, 2006 Cartoon by Mike Graston, The Windsor Star, February 10, 2006 Cartoon by Steve Greenberg, The Ventura County Star, February 9, 2006 Cartoon by Bruce Plante, Chattanooga Times Free Press, February 10, 2006 Cartoon by John Sherffius, February 8, 2006
hat tipMarcH

Thursday, February 16, 2006

“Islam Will Dominate” at Hallowed Ground Zero

It's morning in America, wake th f**k up~! When the dhimmicrats rail against Bush and his "fear mongering" and "using the war on terror to his own end" or to "instill fear in the American people", just laser point them to their own backyards.

It is the dhimmicrats that are guilty of "fear mongering". When they call listening in on al qaeda "domestic spying" or  impede reenactment of the Patriot Act  based on bogus big brother scenarios (even DiFi said so), that is the  real fear mongering.

From American Daughter here, Hat tip TCarney
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Muslims At Ground Zero

The United American Committee is an organization devoted to promoting awareness of threats which face America from within, focusing especially on Islamic extremism in America. In their photo gallery they have posted this picture taken of Muslims at ground zero in New York City on February 1, 2006.

Note the placard that says “Islam Will Dominate” showing the Islamic flag flying over the White House.

I am sure you've seen all the attention the Mainstream media has paid to this, haven't you? No room I guess, too busy running 3 year old pics of Abu Ghraib.

VICTOR DAVIS HANSON: APPEASEMENT 101

Laser Pointers from the Muslim Mid-WEST

Detroit media is abuzz with reports about 16(!) pilots at Detroit Metro Airport being targeted with blinding laser pointers.

>Some say that the purpose of the lasers is not just about distracting pilots, but measuring distances from the ground to planes, in order to judge possible strike range for surface-to-air missiles.

And guess where the laser pointers' strobes are coming from?

Surprise, surprise--law enforcement investigators have pinpointed the lasers to Dearborn and Dearborn Heights, Michigan--both comprising the HEART of Islamic America. We like to call it by a more appropriate appellation: "Little Ramallah."

In fact, Dearborn Heights is the location of the Hezbollah Mosque (at which the feds kowtowed)>. The mosque, the Islamic Center of America is headed by Imam Mohammed Ali Elahi, whom I've openly said was an agent of the Government of Iran. In his monthly Detroit News column, Elahi is Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's most prominent U.S. ally.  More here

Things are happening everyday.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

SINESE RISKS LEFT COAST HOLLYWOOD CAREER

If his series is canceled, I would not expect to see Sinese in any starring roles anytime soon. Don't lose your day job;

http://cl.e.newsmax.com/?ffcb10-fe5811717d660d797310-fe1815797c640d7b761d79-ff2c1d70746d

The U.S. media presents a "completely opposite" view of what is really happening with American troops in Iraq, highlighting the negative and ignoring the positive, Emmy Award-winning actor Gary Sinise tells NewsMax in an exclusive interview with James Hirsen. Read the full interview - Go Here Now.  Love him.

Reminds me of Denzel Washington here and Bruce Willis here, a small but very elite group of fine, decent men

 

Scalia Was Too Kind

Scalia Calls Philosophical Foes 'Idiots' here amenDunce_lefty_1

In a speech Monday sponsored by the conservative Federalist Society, Scalia defended his long-held belief in sticking to the plain text of the Constitution "as it was originally written and intended."

d'oh

"But you would have to be an idiot to believe that," Scalia said. "The Constitution is not a living organism, it is a legal document. It says something and doesn't say other things."

Reason. Logic is a beee-you-tee ful thing

The greatest document ever written in human history.
"Living organism" my ass. That living organism sounds like  ebola to me.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Sowell!

Read it all here Consider it Another Valentine's Day Gift.......

This nation is facing two crises -- one phony and one real. Both in the media and in politics, the phony crisis is getting virtually all the attention.

Like the French official in "Casablanca," politicians and much of the media are shocked, shocked, to discover that the government has been listening in on calls involving international terrorist networks. Congressional leaders of both parties have in fact known this for years without saying a word.

Dmocratics_1 Only after the New York Times published the news and made a big noise about it have politicians begun to declare their shock.

That is not the only thing that makes this big uproar phony. The same people who are going ballistic over what they spin as "domestic spying" never went ballistic over one of the most gross examples of genuine domestic spying during the Clinton years.

Hundreds of raw FBI files on Republicans were sent to the Clinton White House, in violation of laws and for no higher purpose than having enough dirt on enough people to intimidate political opponents. But domestic spying against Republicans did not shock nearly as many people as intercepting phone calls from terrorists.

The current hue and cry that is being whipped up into a media crisis is part of a whole pattern of short-sighted political obstruction and a futile venting of spleen.

What could have been more short-sighted and petty than the Congressional Democrats holding up the official electoral college vote last year confirming the re-election of President Bush? It was the first time such a challenge was made since 1877.

UPDATE: In other news, Vadkins in live blogging the Able Danger hearings here...... you won't hear the Dems ever mentioning the Able Danger smoking gun of 9/11.

Monday, February 13, 2006

Cartoon Dhimmitude In America

Please support these students here, MUST READ -- believe me you, this is America's best shot at winning the war on Radical Islam. This is our future - I am proud of them

-There have been times in our nation when groups have been told to back downHero from their positions and accept the status quo. The anti-slavery, women's rights and anti-segregation movements are such examples. But despite climates of unfavorable opinion, their leaders persisted and changed our country for the better.

We are proud not to take the route of the New York Times, Washington Post or other major newspapers which have not published the cartoons. Their decision to leave their readership uninformed on an issue causing riots, death and damage is irresponsible.

Free speech is all about more speech. We will not allow a hastily written, knee-jerk editorial to undo the work we have done for our readers or intimidate us from carrying that mission out from here.

We will not resign. We will not issue an apology.

Fellow Atlases, I implore you to voice your support. Today. NOW. Here:

Letters to the editor:
Contributions may be sent to: Opinions, The Daily Illini, 57 E. Green St., Champaign, IL 61820 or e-mail [email protected] with the subject ³Letter to the Editor.² Letters must be limited to 300 words. Contributions must be typed and include the author¹s name, address and phone number. University students must include their year in school and their college. The Daily Illini reserves the right to edit or reject any contributions. Hat tip Irwin

Meanwhile the dhimmi leftists  at The Boston Globe;

"Coward_1 As the Boston Globe refuses to publish any of the recent cartoons that have Islamist panties in a wad, I took it upon myself to send the globe editors the following note: 'I find ALL of your editorial cartoons deeply offensive—morally, religiously, philosophically and spiritually. In fact, I don't like your editorials, either. And the editorializing in your news coverage, that is offensive as well. In keeping with your policy to not offend any ethnic or religious group, kindly cease publication at once.' I will let you know when they close shop!" —Dover, Massachusetts

More on the fatal buffoonery:

Denmark must apologize for cartoons: Syria

SYRIA MUST APOLOGIZE FOR MURDER OF PRIME MINISTER  HARIRI: ATLAS
 

Gore: Diary of a Mad House Dhimmi

If mankind is ever to achieve peace, it will only be when people realize that today's peace movement are not advocates for peace.

Professing love and concern for the survival of mankind, theseGore movements keep screaming that nuclear weapons have made war too horrible to contemplate, that armed force and violence should be abolished as a means of settling disputes among nations, and that war should be outlawed in the name of humanity. Yet these same peace movements do not oppose dictatorships, the political views of their members range through all shades of the statist spectrum, from "welfare statism" to socialism to communism. This means that these peace movements are opposed to the use of coercion by one nation against another, but not by the government of a nation against its own citizens, it means that they are opposed to the use of force and violence against armed adversaries but not against the disarmed.

--Ayn Rand June 24, 1962

Perfect example of this pathology or as my grandma would say, a real putz-en-tuchas;

Gore Laments U.S. 'Abuses' Against Arabs

[...] U.S. government committed "terrible abuses" against Arabs after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, and that most Americans did not support such treatment.

  Gore said Arabs had been "indiscriminately rounded up" and held in "unforgivable" conditions. The former vice president said the Bush administration was playing into al-Qaida's hands by routinely blocking Saudi visa applications. Hat tip: x---dhimmi

To think Gore came within a hairs breath of POTUS and didn't is evidence of a G-d.

photo:RightWingNews

Galloway_pussy_1 In related news; Gore's intellectual twin,

GEORGE GALLOWAY BOOED AT MUSLIM PROTEST

CONTROVERSIAL MP George Galloway was booed as he attempted to speak at a Muslim rally in London's Trafalgar Square yesterday. As he spoke the peaceful crowd, estimated at about 40,000, yelled "Big Brother fake

That's rich, really rich

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Muslim Cartoon Riots Come to America

The riots have come to America here. . But you knew that it was only a matter of time. And future clashes here? This is a defining moment. Nazis in Skokie? America's DNA is  FREE SPEECH.Better understand Islam here. Must see TV, hat tip TJP

"Stop Publishing the Cartoons" over here at Democracy Project

Muslims protest outside Philadelphia newspaper

Hundreds of Muslims chanted and carried banners and signsSuicide_of_the_west outside the Inquirer-Daily News Building on Saturday, protesting The Philadelphia Inquirer's decision to reprint a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad.

Many said they thought that the paper had defamed their religion by publishing an image that has angered Muslims across the world and resulted in mass protests and the burning of Western embassies. Many Muslims consider any depiction of Muhammad to be sacrilegious.

"We feel very strongly The Inquirer could have covered the news without printing this inflammatory cartoon," said Zia Haq, 43, of Collegeville, Pa.

The cartoon, one of several originally published in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten in September, depicts Islam's chief prophet with a lit bomb stuck in his turban. It ran in The Inquirer on Feb. 4 with a story about the dilemma faced by the media over reprinting the cartoon. The image was accompanied by a note, which said, in part, "The Inquirer intends no disrespect to the religious beliefs of any of its readers."

CAIR will hold a town hall meeting Sunday at the University of Pennsylvania.

Most U.S. newspapers have opted not to publish the images.

These are the  same newspapers that sued the federal government for the right to run the dead floating  bodies in the KKKatrina aftermath. But run the hundreds of bodies hitting the ground after throwing themselves out of the World Trade Center? Never

These dhimmi thumbsuckers make me sick to my stomach. They play right into the hands of Iran here. Rice Accuses Syria, Iran of Inflaming Muslim Sentiments Over Cartoons. We know  the mad mullahs  FUROR IGNITED AT MECCA SUMMIT, months after the poorly drawn toons were published.

Meanwhile, the imam who preached the Friday sermon in Gaza's Omari Mosque told 9,000 worshippers that the cartoonists who executed the caricatures should be beheaded.

Iran Blames U.S., Europe in Cartoon Crisis
Iran's hard-line president on Saturday accused the United States and Europe of being "hostages of Zionism" and said they should pay a heavy price for the publication of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad that have triggered worldwide protests.

BASTA! 

US prepares military blitz against Iran's nuclear sites
Daily Telegraph: Breaking News
Strategists at the Pentagon are drawing up plans for devastating bombing raids against Iran's nuclear sites as a "last resort" to block Teheran's efforts to develop an atomic bomb.

Hey guys, just do it already

UPDATE: Iran calls Palestinian plight worse than Holocaust

Taheri's Hijacking Islam  hat tip: commenter Associate Contributor

Received this from Peter in Denmark  here;

 I read this piece in Jyllands-Posten Friday and have just finished translating it.

We are being pissed upon by Per Nyholm

I think it was the long departed H.C. Hansen, one of last century's great Danish statesmen who once - while the communists were demonstrating in front of Christiansborg [Ed: the seat of parliament] - threw his gaze across the palace square and remarked: "I will not be pissed upon."

Then he did what was necessary.

I feel that currently my beloved country is being pissed upon rather too much. Denmark has not been neglecting its duties on the international stage. We have supported poor people with acts and advice, we have worked for peace, we have sent soldiers, policemen and experts to all the far flung corners of the world. We have democracy, a state of law and a welfare state. Not all is perfect, but we harbor no malice to our fellow man.

And yet Denmark is being pissed upon. The spokesman of the US State Department is pissing on Denmark, the British Secretary of Foreign Affairs is pissing on Denmark, the President of Afghanistan is pissing on Denmark, the Goverment of Iraq is pissing on Denmark, other Moslem regimes are pissing on Denmark. In Gaza, where Danes for years have provided humanitarian relief, crazed Imams encourage people to cut off the hands and heads of the cartoonists who made the caricatures of Mohammed for the Jyllands-Posten newspaper.

Excuse my choice of words, but all this pissing is pissing me off. Read it all and see what the "Danish Street" is saying.

Of Course my boys over at the Weekly Standard published the cartoons;

Kristol_webhead Editor's Note: Why we reproduced the Mohammed cartoons.

TO ACCOMPANY the editorial in the new issue of THE WEEKLY STANDARD, we have the page with the Mohammed cartoons from the September 30 Jyllands-Posten. Readers should be able to see what this controversy is about. More important, in light of recent instances of capitulation to the threats of radical Islamists, and in response to eloquent pleas by individuals like Walid-al-Kubaisi in Norway to publish the cartoons in order to protect freedom of expression, we wanted to do our small part to stand against intimidation by extremists.--William Kristol here

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This is a moment of truth in the global struggle against Islamic extremism. Will Hamas succeed in creating a terror state on the West Bank? Will a terror-sponsoring Iranian regime succeed in its quest for nuclear weapons? Will Danish imams succeed in intimidating Europe--or the free world as a whole?

With respect to Hamas, Iran, and the cartoons, the response of Western leaders hasn't been particularly encouraging--with the notable exception of Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen of Denmark. Robert Frost said of liberals that they're incapable of taking their own side in a fight. We will see how deeply a degenerate form of liberalism has penetrated our souls. Will we anguish? Or will we fight? Read it all here

Uh, you know where I stand William
 

Friday, February 10, 2006

Radical Islam's War on America's Schools

Disturbing developments in the hijacking of America's educational system. Brainwashing America's young minds;

Anger at Brandeis Is Growing Over a Palestinian Scholar, NY Sun

   WASHINGTON — Brandeis University’s refusal to address coAcademic20integrity20magazine
ncerns about possible ties between a prominent Palestinian Arab scholar, Khalil Shikaki, and the terrorist organization Palestinian Islamic Jihad is prompting outrage in the Jewish community and among some Brandeis alumni.    

Mr. Shikaki is the brother of the assassinated founder of Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Fathi Shikaki, and a former director of the Florida-based World & Islam Studies Enterprise, founded by Mr. Al-Arian. 

Calls are mounting for an investigation into Mr. Shikaki’s documented associations with known terrorists. Mr. Shikaki was named last year as a scholar at the Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis University. One of Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s more notorious acts was an April 1995 bombing in Israel that killed a Brandeis student, Alisa Flatow.

   Mr. Shikaki is the brother of the assassinated founder of Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Fathi Shikaki, and a former director of the Florida-based World & Islam Studies Enterprise, founded by Mr. Al-Arian.    News of Mr. Shikaki’s possible ties to Palestinian Islamic Jihad leaders prompted an immediate response from members of the Jewish community.The Zionist Organization of America has called for a boycott of the school.A Brandeis alumna who is also a ZOA-affiliated lawyer, Susan Tuchman, is calling for an investigation into Academic_freedom_1 the terms of Mr.Shikaki’s hiring and his past, urging the university to “sever its ties with Khalil Shikaki unless and until it is determined with absolute certainty that he has never been connected with Palestinian Islamic Jihad or those who support terrorism or the destruction of Israel.”

Mr. Shikaki participated in multiple ICP and WISE conferences, alongside militant Muslim leaders who urged conference attendees to embark on a violent jihad against Israel and urging “all our Muslim brothers” to “die as the martyrs died in Afghanistan.” Mr. Shikaki also appeared alongside Mr. Shallah and spoke at an ICP meeting with the blind Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, who was convicted of leading a terrorist cell in America that plotted to blow up the United Nations and other New York City landmarks.

Brandeis’s president, Jehuda Reinharz, dismissed the government evidence and the allegations as “unsubstantiated innuendo,” pledging: “There is no plan to take any action with respect to Professor Shikaki.”

Back here in New York at the university of dhimmitude, Columbia marches to beat of holocaust deniers, history revisionists and terror enablers. More here and here and here and here  and here and here oh and here while infiltrating our public schools.

Massad Wins Promotion at Columbia
BY ALEC MAGNET - Staff Reporter of the Sun
A Columbia University professor who emerged as the central figure in a series of student complaints over anti-Israel bias and classroom bullying, Joseph Massad, has been promoted to a position from which he can receive tenure. Mr. Massad last .....

These are not good days for our education system, I must set up an interview with
Efraim Karsh, Professor and Head Mediterranean Studies Programme, Kings College, University of London. Our last meeting was thrilling and enlightening.....................rapid fire speech almost to self strangulation. Karsh explained most emphatically the perversion of the truth in universitystudy as systemwide, university-wide, these "victims of intimidation". The problem is "if you throw Massad out, Massad will get another job so fast they will be lined up".

"Imperialism is not a 'western' concept, but an arab one. History bears thisEfraim_kaesh_atlas2 out...the Ottoman, Byzantine, Sassanid- all Arab empires (even before Rome)."

And yet in the "Middle East - the Arabs are always the victim" and to say anything else is "not a good career move".

Professor Karsh was most emphatic about the text(s) being fabricated and created without accurate footnoting, bibliographic innotations and nobody in academia seems to check or for that matter care. Careless mendacious text(s) that are being used in the current curriculum., inaccurate text. This upset Karsh the most. As it is an affront to all that he is and believes. The man is an educator nonparallel, with no equal, so this kind of propagandizing acdemics must be the huge fast crene pie in the face for him....................Mr. Karsh is truth, history and education, - not indoctrination. That's Karsh and I at Columbia last year.

Karsh said he "was very pessimistic" [ugh] and didn't see the way out of it. I didn't footnote as well here. Regrettably. I was paying keen attention and his speech was furious and fast. I would recommend you study his work.

We need a  Karsh  interview of the London School of Economics as he grasps the deliberate campaign of anti-west,anti-Jew, anti-American rhetoric and the far reaching implications. historical reverberations of these acts of civil unrest under the fine guise of higher learning. Not good indeed


Blasphemy, Dhimmitude and the Mohammed Cartoon Wars Blasphemy ...

IsraPundit, Israel - Jan 31, 2006
... Then there's the $10 Million gift by the Saudi Royal family to the University of Arkansas to found the King Fahd Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies on kerfuffle were appalled yesterday when former President Bill Clinton strode to the podium at an "economics" conference in Doha the capital of Qatar and uttered Dhimmi apologetics....
 
Ford Foundation Will Pay for Parley Of Anti-Israel Scholars at Lake Como
Less than three years after reports of Ford Foundation funding of anti-Semitic and anti-Israel activity prompted an international uproar, the Manhattan based philanthropic giant is at it again, paying for at least eight scholars who favored a...

Saudi Prince Gives Georgetown University $20M

Georgetown University The Hoya, DC - Jan 13, 2006
A Saudi Arabian prince donated $20 million to Georgetown last month ... Islamic studies program, handing the university the second-largest single gift in its ...
DeGioia Defends Palestine Conference
Georgetown University The Hoya, DC - Jan 20, 2006... as its acceptance of a $20 million grant from Saudi Arabian Prince ... His gift is enabling ... Jew I would feel greatly discouraged from attending Georgetown for the ...

ooooh I see how it is GU? Puta.........

Columbia Dean Admits Taking Saudi Junket
New York Sun, NY -Jan 11, 2006
... who recently gave $20 million gifts to Georgetown and Harvard ... the university's failure to comply, was a $250,000 gift from an unnamed Saudi individual for

STOP SAUDI ISLAMIC FUNDAMENTALIST SCHOOLS IN USA here

They target the children in muludinous ways. Diabolically brilliant I might add;

[...] The fact that this group is operating within America’s borders (with apparent immunity) is alarming to say the least.  But when one discovers how much involvement with and influence this group has over children, that alarm becomes even more heightened.

From March 11th through the 12th, the Muslim American Society of Tampa will be holding its MAS Olympics 2006. The two-day event will comprise of the standard kids sports – basketball, football, soccer, volleyball – things certainly that would appear wholesome and not present the general public with any grounds for pause.  However, given this group’s propagation of radical Islamist beliefs, there are a number of reasons why this event should concern everyone who cares about the welfare of children and the safety and security of the United States.

Sounds all warm and fuzz yright? WRONG!

According to its website, MAS is “a charitable, religious, social, cultural, educational, and not-for-profit organization… a pioneering Islamic organization, an Islamic revival, and reform movement that uplifts the individual, the family, and the society.” However, to those involved in the war against terrorism, MAS is nothing more than an American arm to the violent Muslim Brotherhood the organization from which such groups as Hamas, Al-Qaeda and the Egyptian and Palestinian Islamic Jihads were brought into being. Read it all here hat tip Vital Perspetive

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"BLOGGERS BEWARE!" How Dumb Does the Media think we are? PLENTY!

Reading this article here , the left wing media (in this case the venerable BBC) would have us shaking in our boots at the the thought of a Pentagon attempting to stay ahead of or I should say getting  their arms around the electronic opportunities and information explosion made possible by by the net. Lord knows THE TERRORISTS HAVE! Military2

But nooooooooooooo, BLOGGERS BEWARE they warn, thought control, psyops, and whatever inane bogeyman they can muster up. I don't think it's the bloggers the Pentagon is concerned with. T-E-R-R-O-R-I-S-T, can you spell stupid?
What does the MSM have to fear? Positive military stories? What difference would that make? The media won't run it anyway. They wouldn't run a positive military story if their life depended on it (and the ironic is? Their life does depend on it. ) Read it and weep or have a good laugh here; I fisk in lilac italics

US plans to 'fight the net' revealed

A newly declassified document gives a fascinating glimpse into the US military's plans for "information operations" - from psychological operations, to attacks on hostile computer networks.

so far so good.

The document says information is "critical to military success"

Bloggers beware.

Beware? Beware of who?  Beware of the BBC, beware the media.

As the world turns networked, the Pentagon is calculating the military opportunities that computer networks, wireless technologies and the modern media offer.

Thank goodness they are preparing the defense of the US for the 21st century, and not being stuck in old war technology.
It's the media that is stuck on stupid.

From influencing public opinion through new media to designing "computer network attack" weapons, the US military is learning to fight an electronic war.

hOO-ah! Long time coming I'd say.

The declassified document is called "Information Operations Roadmap". It was obtained by the National Security Archive at George Washington University using the Freedom of Information Act.

Officials in the Pentagon wrote it in 2003. The Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, signed it.

Rummy's thoughts are best understood here. Love that man.

The "roadmap" calls for a far-reaching overhaul of the military's ability to conduct information operations and electronic warfare. And, in some detail, it makes recommendations for how the US armed forces should think about this new, virtual warfare.

The document says that information is "critical to military success". Computer and telecommunications networks are of vital operational importance.

It is. CRUCIAL to victory.

Propaganda

And what exactly does the BBC call its brand of coloured news?

The operations described in the document include a surprising range of military activities: public affairs officers who brief journalists, psychological operations troops who try to manipulate the thoughts and beliefs of an enemy, computer network attack specialists who seek to destroy enemy networks.

Who better understands the power of propaganda then the media, it's their product line. If the media were accurate and balanced the military wouldn't have to engage in such distractions. This aint your grandma's media, that's for sure. Back in the day, the media helped win the great war (and lose the small one).

All these are engaged in information operations.

Just like the media eh?

Perhaps the most startling aspect of the roadmap is its acknowledgement that information put out as part of the military's psychological operations, or Psyops, is finding its way onto the computer and television screens of ordinary Americans.

Shocked shocked. What I find shocking is that any media outlet runs it.

"Information intended for foreign audiences, including public diplomacy and Psyops, is increasingly consumed by our domestic audience," it reads.

Public diplomacy is good.

"Psyops messages will often be replayed by the news media for much larger audiences, including the American public," it goes on.

The document's authors acknowledge that American news media should not unwittingly broadcast military propaganda. "Specific boundaries should be established," they write. But they don't seem to explain how.

Bwhahahahahahaha. The more they write, the worse the BBC looks and the better the military looks -- no matter how they paint it black. Were the World War II newsreels broadcast  in movie theaters prior psyops too?

Credibility problem

Public awareness of the US military's information operations is low, but it's growing - thanks to some operational clumsiness.

If the military has a "credibility problem", we have the media to thank for that. Lord knows our military is nothing short of spectacular.

Late last year, it emerged that the Pentagon had paid a private company, the Lincoln Group, to plant hundreds of stories in Iraqi newspapers. The stories - all supportive of US policy - were written by military personnel and then placed in Iraqi publications.

So what? The media does it everyday. They plant their stories with negative distortions while are kids our fighting the great war of freedom. The thumbsuckers never have a good word to say about the extraordinary work we are doing. WE NEED A PR ARM FOR THE MILITARY.

And websites that appeared to be information sites on the politics of Africa and the Balkans were found to be run by the Pentagon.

Excellent news.

But the true extent of the Pentagon's information operations, how they work, who they're aimed at, and at what point they turn from informing the public to influencing populations, is far from clear.

Thank Gd  they appreciate that the ultimate  battle is for  the hearts and mind of the American people and free peoples the world over. And in this the MSM is very much an enemy of America. Someone has to counterbalance a media that considers the murdering savage Che Guevara a "hero". Think a bout it.

Media_2 The roadmap, however, gives a flavour of what the US military is up to - and the grand scale on which it's thinking.

It reveals that Psyops personnel "support" the American government's international broadcasting. It singles out TV Marti - a station which broadcasts to Cuba - as receiving such support.

So what? The media does it everyday, everyday

It recommends that a global website be established that supports America's strategic objectives. But no American diplomats here, thank you. The website would use content from "third parties with greater credibility to foreign audiences than US officials".

It also recommends that Psyops personnel should consider a range of technologies to disseminate propaganda in enemy territory: unmanned aerial vehicles, "miniaturized, scatterable public address systems", wireless devices, cellular phones and the internet.

'Fight the net'

If I had written it, it would have read Fight the media, because they are the real problem, fight media propaganda with facts.

When it describes plans for electronic warfare, or EW, the document takes on an extraordinary tone.

"extraordinary" indeed.

It seems to see the internet as being equivalent to an enemy weapons system.

It can be, have you seen that network of radical Islamic websites? They recruit, share info, bomb technology, sensitive site logistics .........

"Strategy should be based on the premise that the Department [of Defense] will 'fight the net' as it would an enemy weapons system," it reads.

The slogan "fight the net" appears several times throughout the roadmap.

yes, network, as in terror network. As opposed to the "cooking network", I am sure

The authors warn that US networks are very vulnerable to attack by hackers, enemies seeking to disable them, or spies looking for intelligence.

"Networks are growing faster than we can defend them... Attack sophistication is increasing... Number of events is increasing."

US digital ambition

US digital ambition? It is ours. Al Gore invented it for keyrist's sake

And, in a grand finale, the document recommends that the United States should seek the ability to "provide maximum control of the entire electromagnetic spectrum".

check out "grand finale"

US forces should be able to "disrupt or destroy the full spectrum of globally emerging communications systems, sensors, and weapons systems dependent on the electromagnetic spectrum".

Consider that for a moment.

I am considering it, I LOVE IT. Better us than them.

The US military seeks the capability to knock out every telephone, every networked computer, every radar system on the planet.

How reassuring, I want them to have that capability. Who should have it? Osama?

The fact that the "Information Operations Roadmap" is approved by the Secretary of Defense suggests that these plans are taken very seriously indeed in the Pentagon.

Geez I should hope so.

And that the scale and grandeur of the digital revolution is matched only by the US military's ambitions for it.

Their agenda is mighty frightening (the media, not the Pentagon - I hope the Pentagon has Grand ambitions)

A blogger's work is never done - Atlas
military toon:ihillary

The BBC's work is never done;, hat tip Drew

From the BBC today:

Malaysia's prime minister says a huge chasm has opened between the
West and Islam, fuelled by Muslim frustrations over Western foreign
policy.


Abdullah Badawi, seen as promoting a moderate form of Islam in
largely Muslim Malaysia, said many Westerners saw Muslims as
congenital terrorists.

huh?

As he spoke at a conference in Kuala Lumpur, thousands protested outside at cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.

[snip]

"Long live Islam. Destroy Denmark. Destroy Israel. Destroy George Bush. Destroy America," protesters shouted as they marched to the
Danish embassy in the rain from a nearby mosque.

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Hmmm. Why "many Westerners" see Muslims as "congenital terrorists" is beyond me.

Just as irony seems beyond those Malaysian protestors.

(Forget for a moment that some Muslims practice female genital mutilation, which would make them "genital terrorists" as well.)

For those offended by that preceding sentence, I'm sorry. Those Danish cartoons must have led me to indulge my worst impulses as a  tacky, tasteless, disrespectful infidel. But they warned us about the  cesspool into which democracy and free speech inevitably leads, didn't they? hat tip Drew


Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Google Gags America, Tosses China's Salad

Google is getting into this play-like-China-big-brother-thing by pre-emptively putting on "Content Warning" labels **without reviewing** the blogsite's contents first but rely on readers' complaints instead. Check it out here.Google_tank2

The stench of censorship and blog content manipulation here. WTF do these people think they are? But kiss China's human violating ass, right?

RE: Blog: ANARCHANGEL

On 2/8/06, Google AdSense <[email protected] > wrote:

Hello Christopher,

Our specialists have found that your account is not in compliance with
AdSense program policies. As a result, we have disabled your account.

We continually review all publishers according to our Terms and Conditions and program policies, and we reserve the right to disable publishers or sites that are not in compliance with our policies.

Sincerely,Google_china_6

The Google AdSense Team

Sirs,

Can you tell me how my account is not in compliance with your policies?

I sent that one question to you initially, and recieved no response. Now I am expanding my question.

I have reviewed your ad-sense policies, and I cannot find any point at which I am in violation, unless a subjective reviewer of the site found my content disagreeable politically.

If my account has been suspended because I present a different political view point than the reviewer of my site... well then you might have a small problem.

If you say that I am a hate site, a violent site, or a racist site, I can refute that conclusively; and will do so for anyone who asks. If you say that I have inappropriate content, I can refute that and will do so as well.

I will also point to many sites that present anti-semitic, anti-american, and in general vile and disgusting propaganda; and yet they have ad-sense ads. I can show you sites that depict burning of american flags, and bibles, that have ad-sense ads. I can show you sites that are unapologetically pronographic, and have ad-sense ads.

I can only conclude that this action is motivated by political bias. It is my hope that suspending accounts that are politically opposed to a reviewers viewpoint is the action of a single employee and not general corporate policy.

You are of course a private company, and you may choose to allow your political biases to determine who you do business with; but if you do, be prepared to have all of your conservative and libertarian customers do the same.

If you cannot provide me with a legitimate reason for this account suspension, that is not motivated by a bias against my libertarian politics, my staunch advocacy of free speech regardless of it's potential for offensiveness, or the right to keep and bear arms, then I will be going to the blogosphere and the media with this.

Finally, if you insist on closing my account, please forward the remaining outstanding balance due me. As I cannot log in to my account I can't confirm how much it is, but when I checked yesterday it was only about $40.

Thank you,

Christopher XXXXXX [I blocked his name - Atlas]

The Patriot Act

"[I]t is frankly shocking that there is anyone in Washington who would politicize the Patriot Act. It is an insult to those who died to tell the American people that the organization posing the greatest threat to their liberty is not al-Qa'ida but the FBI. Hearing any member of Congress actually crow about 'killing' or 'playing chicken' with this critical legislation is as disturbing today as it would have been when Ground Zero was still smoldering." —Debra Burlingame

[Ms. Burlingame is the sister of Charles F. "Chic" Burlingame III, the pilot of American Airlines Flight 77, which was crashed into the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001.]

Saturday, February 04, 2006

The Left's War on the American People

Let's say we remove  emotion and politics from the discourse (much as I know the left is incapable of such rational thinking), I ask only that you read the following treasonous story void of prejudice and passion.

HUGH HEWITT:

The American Spectator's Jed Babbin was on John Batchelor's radio showWorld_trade_center yesterday, and stated that the intelligence community believes West Virignia Senator Jay Rockefeller is the leaker who illegally supplied the New York Times with the details of the NSA program.

Given that the CIA's Porter J. Goss stated emphatically that the leak had done very serious damage to the United States, if Rockefeller is a suspect, he should be hauled before a Grand Jury asap. When the crime was bribery (Abscam)no one protested that a sitting U.S. Senator ought not to be a target.

If the crime is much more serious --and this is-- purported good intentions should not shield the suspect.via instapundit

Has any member of the press asked Rockefeller point blank if he's the law breaker yet?  

Leftwing_leadership This is an act of treason. The fine and decent Scooter Libby awaits his penal fate for outing a Vanity Fair cover girl (and let's be honest Bob Woodward said everybody knew, everybody on the football team knew where she worked. Look  maybe it was PlameFlameBlameDrain driving to CIA hadquarters everyday gave her place of employment.

It is important for America to see the severity, the gravity of these crimes against America. The left may hate Bush, blame Bush, but the Amerian people elected him. So it is the American people the left holds in contempt and wishes to deliver into dhimmitude - dar al islam.

If George Bush is guilty of domestic spying, then so is every President going back to George Washington himself. Presidents from George Washington to George W. Bush have intercepted communications to ascertain enemy threats to national security,

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Pat Roberts said Friday the Bush administration's domestic spying is within the president's inherent power under the Constitution, and he rejected criticism that Congress was kept in the dark about it.

The program is "legal, necessary and reasonable," the Kan-sas Republican wrote in a 19-page letter, taking a particularly expansive view of the president's authority for the warrantless surveillance. Here

I, for one, do not believe that it is an accident that America has not suffered a terror attack since 9/11. I thank with all my soul George W.

Pre-911 Mindset: Dems Want To Take Terror Fighting Tools Away From President Bush; Falsely Accuse President Of Breaking Law:

and to think John Rockefeller -- still try to live up to a name  he was born with and did nothing to earn  --s the Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. That should keep you up at night. 

 

Al Qaeda, not the FBI, is the greater threat to America.

Two of the hijackers of flight 77 were Khalid al-Mihdhar and Nawaf al Hazmi. The two hijackers lived in San Diego and received more than a dozen phone calls from an Al Qaeda "switchboard" in Yemen. The National Security Agency (NSA) had the numbers being called in the U.S. but didn't intercept the calls because of fear the agency would be accused of domestic spying. "The rest is history."

On the Editorial Page BY DEBRA BURLINGAME    

By the way, in case you are wondering who Debra Burlingame's source is - it is none other than NBC. It aired a story in 2004 by senior correspondent Lisa Myers, who called the failure to intercept the calls one of the "missed opportunities that could have saved 3,000 lives." Today, NBC and all the networks call the same phone intercepts "domestic spying." So, according to "big media" the Bush Administration failed when it didn't intercept phone calls into the U.S. from known terrorists, and it is violating the Constitution now when it does intercept such calls.
Hat tip:Brigitte Gabriel

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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Al-Zawahiri Video: Terrorist or Democrat?

Al-Zawahiri: Bush the 'butcher of Washington'

Harry Belafonte: Bush Is The "Greatest Terrorist In the World ...

Even a Tyrant Is Entitled to Due Process The Nation (and they don't mean Bush)

Tyrant Bush Inauguration Fiasco

Bush imposes right-wing thug as ambassador to UN

Everybody Loves A War Thug / On the verge of Bush's brutal war for ...

George Bush is a Thug, a Buffoon and a Coward | WesPac | Securing ...

CBS News | Kennedy: Case For War A 'Fraud' |

I protest.: Ted Kennedy: Bush lied.

lgf: Sheehan: Bush is Ten Times Worse Than Osama

I could go on and on, but as you watch Al-Zawahiri's latest video calling a Bush a Butcher (sort of like a Radical Islamist calling a Christian a Radical Islamist), see if you can distinguish between the terrorists talking points and the leftwing Democrats talking points. Pathetic.

Zawahiri_1

View MEMRI video here (close your eyes and it sounds just like "Splash Kennedy"

"In response to this incident, I would like to convey several messages. The first message I convey to the butcher of Washington, Bush, to whom I say: Bush, not only are you a defeated liar, but, Allah be praised, you are also a complete failure. You bring misfortune upon your nation. You have brought and will bring catastrophes and tragedies upon it. Know, oh Bush, you failing Crusader, that your conflict is with the nation of monotheism, with us, who believe in Allah, the One, the Unique, 'who begets not, nor is He begotten, and none is like him,' and who has sent His Prophet to us with a well-preserved book, which has not been altered or forged like the books that preceded it. No human being is capable of producing a similar miraculous book. Allah told us, in His eternal and miraculous book, that 'every soul shall taste death,' and that the day of death is predetermined and predestined, and I will meet my predestined death, according to the will of Allah. However, if my time to die has not yet come, neither you nor all the forces of the world - and even all creations - could hasten my death even by a second.
Read full transcript here

Domestic Spying? Do You Really Want the Dhimmicrats Running Things?

Al Qaeda, not the FBI, is the greater threat to America.

Two of the hijackers of flight 77 were Khalid al-Mihdhar and Nawaf al Hazmi. The two hijackers lived in San Diego and received more than a dozen phone calls from an Al Qaeda "switchboard" in Yemen. The National Security Agency (NSA) had the numbers being called in the U.S. but didn't intercept the calls because of fear the agency would be accused of domestic spying. "The rest is history."
On the Editorial Page
BY DEBRA BURLINGAME

By the way, in case you are wondering who Debra Burlingame's source is - it is none other than NBC. It aired a story in 2004 by senior correspondent Lisa Myers, who called the failure to intercept the calls one of the "missed opportunities that could have saved 3,000 lives." Today, NBC and all the networks call the same phone intercepts "domestic spying." So, according to "big media" the Bush Administration failed when it didn't intercept phone calls into the U.S. from known terrorists, and it is violating the Constitution now when it does intercept such calls.
Hat tip:Brigitte Gabriel

Read it all, click below

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"When did the Muslim people become the standard by which we all should live?"

From rational reader Barbara;

Any chance you and your fellow bloggers will get behind Handel.  Being from Fort Worth, TX I don’t listen to Bill Handel in California.  However, I firmly stand behind what he is requiring those who are demanding an apology.

I am tired of bowing down to those who are terrorists – and to be a Muslim is to be a terrorist because there aren’t a lot of Muslims denouncing terrorism – and to be a Muslim is to hate Israel which is totally unacceptable.

My email to Bill Handel this evening was:

PLEASE DON’T BACK DOWN – DON’T GIVE INTO PRESSURE – APOLOGIZE IF AND ONLY IF THEY MEET YOUR DEMANDS FOR APOLOGIES.

I am tired of hearing how flight attendants flying into Muslim countries now have to dress like a Muslim upon arrival.  Are there Muslim flight attendants flying into our country and do they have to dress like Americans upon arrival?

I truly don’t know when the Muslim people became the standard by which we all should live.

Barbara

Barbara I could not agree with you more. ATLAS READERS PLEASE DO SAME. Email Handel here: [email protected], News Director here: [email protected] all other contact info here.

This is  the same kind of blackmail and thuggery being exacted on the Danish people here for a Danish cartoon, but they are not backing down either. But sadly the dhimmi newspaper did here.

Cair strikes again and read the whole ludicrous piece here;

So, CAIR has asked me for an apology for making fun of Muslims.  Or in this case, specifically, for making light of the fact that hundreds of Muslims died whileCair_1 performing their annual pilgrimage to Mecca, and I was wrong in describing the event as a “stampede.”  Although, I don’t know what other word you would use, when you have hundreds of people…stampeding, but so be it.  And, characterizing Islam as a “strange religion…I sure did…I characterize Judaism as a strange religion, I characterize Catholicism as a strange religion, and every other religion as a strange religion, across the board.  But, I guess when you are an Islamic organization; all you care about is, when I make fun of that particular religion.  And I portray Muslims as Anti-Semites.  Yeah, I got to apologize for that one, because I don’t know where the hell I ever got the idea that Muslims are Anti-Semites.  Where would I ever get that idea?!!  You’re right, you’re right; I guess I manufactured that out of a whole cloth.

This is a man you could love................he takes on CAIR here;

I would like reporters, media, print, radio, television reporters, to ask CAIR…how do you respond to Handel?  You’ve demanded that Handel apologize, Handel has come back and said, I’ll be more than happy to apologize, if you denounce bombings as terrorism. The way the do it, is bombings against Israelis is that of a freedom fighter.  And attacks from Israelis to Palestinians are terrorism.  See how that works?  Osama Bin Laden is a freedom fighter, to these people.  The attacks on civilians are simply a revolution, to get out the bad guys.  I want reporters to ask CAIR, respond!  Do you denounce all bombings as terrorism, doesn’t matter of political motivation, doesn’t matter if an Israeli does it, doesn’t matter if a Palestinian does it, doesn’t matter if a Chinese guy does it, doesn’t matter if an Irish Republican Army guy does it, it is terrorism, if the victims are innocent civilians.  Number two; Israel is a sovereign nation recognized by the world, has a right to exist.  And you’ve never had any ties to anybody associated with terrorism…Hamas, Islamic jihad, Hezbollah, the Muslim Brotherhood, Al Qaeda.  I’d love to see that.  Then you get your apology.  By the way, we have called CAIR, all through the weekend, left messages to their communications director, and we have not gotten a response.  I would like to them to come, and respond on the AIR, and respond to these charges.  I’m sure their response will be, that’s not the issue.  Yes, it is the issue.  I’ll be more than happy to talk about your issue if you talk about my issue.  Maybe, they’ll shock me.  You are invited to come on the show, and respond, because I am accusing you of all three of those allegations, and I’d like you to respond.   

Bill we stand with you. Never give up, never give in. CAIR is the enemy.

Recent CAIR posts;

CAIR The Enemy Anti-Patriots and The Patriot Act here, 

CAIR ON THE ATTACK --- AGAIN here, "

We control the media instead of the media controlling us."

BOYCOTT THE MARRIOTT here

Islamic Lies Eagerly Devoured by a hungry Left Wing  Media - they have really lost it... 

President Bush's State of the Union

Be there. Iran_death_to_americaIt should be nothing short of historic.

As readers of my blog know, I have long believed that the Bush Presidency will be defined by how he handled Iran.

Bush got what he wanted yesterday, as a first step.Iran got tied to the whipping post yesterday. The UN's five permanent members agreed that the U.N.'s nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency, should report Iran to the Security Council, according to the Associated Press.

The Security Council, in the wake of failed attempts by Western powers to get Iran to adhere to U.N. nuclear regulations, could impose sanctions or other strict punishments in March, the AP reported. Lets hope those sanctions go the way of Oil for Food, with Russia and China there is always a chance of serious skulduggery.

When President Bush talks to the Congress this evening about the importance of Iran's transition to democracy, will face some skepticism - fueled by his own State Department which has irked both houses by blocking support to Iran's pro-democracy movement for fear of disrupting now-failed nuclear talks

The House version of the Iran Freedom Support Act, introduced January 6, 2005, by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a Republican of Florida [yes yes the sane Republican from Florida that just sponsored lefislation to cut Hamas off here] now has 333 cosponsors - almost 77% of the House. The Senate companion bill, introduced February 9, 2005, by Senator Santorum, a Republican of Pennsylvania, has 42 bipartisan co-sponsors, or almost half the Senate. 

Neither Senator Clinton nor Senator Schumer, both Democrats of New York, has signed on to the bill. *SPIT* 

Iranian President: "Westerners too Retarded to Grasp the Depth of the Concept"Read it all here.  Now. Please.
 

Monday, January 30, 2006

Reason has all been but lost, Passion and Prejudice governs the world

Saddam ordered WMD strike on Israel [transferred to Syria]

he former deputy of the Iraqi air force, General Georges Sada, revealed on Saturday that that former dictator of Iraq, Saddam Hussein, ordered him during the first Gulf War to bomb Israeli population centers with chemical weapons.

Sada said he convinced Saddam to abort the mission by telling him that the Iraqi pilots could not complete the mission with the equipment at their disposal, and that the Israelis had radar that could detect them before they reached their target.

In his book, which was written four years ago, Sada also claims that Iraq's chemical weapons were taken to Syria aboard civilian Iraqi "Boeing" airplanes just prior to the US invasion.

The 65-year-old Sada said that 56 flights of this type took place, but went largely unnoticed because they were flying under the guise of humanitarian aid.

Prior to the second Iraq war Israel warned that Iraq was moving chemical weapons from its territory into Syria.

Why isn't this splashed across frontpages and TV screens everywhere? Sada is being ignored. You can't tell me a diabolcial agenda is not at work here.

Courage readers courage. All things beautiful has a great post up, read it here

Excellent extensive analysis from Rockets Brain here and Ground State here, read them both.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Louis Brandeis is Weeping

Brandeis Stands Behind Scholar Accused of Ties to Terror
by Ron Kampeas

Khalil Shikaki, a Palestinian academic affiliated with Brandeis University, dismissed allegations that he's linked to Islamic Jihad, and says he's not worried about attempts to persuade Jewish groups to cut him off. Brandeis says it is standing by Shikaki, noting that U.S. law enforcement never pursued any action against him. (Jewish Exponent)

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Bolton Does the Heavy Lifting

The U.N. Security Council must stop Iran from getting nuclear weapons or flunk a "major test" of its role in the 21st century, U.S. Ambassador John Bolton warned yesterday.

But defiant Iranian spokesman Ali Asghar Soltaniyeh threatened to begin full-scale uranium enrichment immediately if Iran gets hauled before the council.John_bolton

Amid a mood of crisis, President Bush warned that a nuclear Iran, under the direction of loose-cannon President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, could try to blackmail the world. But U.N. nuclear regulators appeared to punt and postpone the showdown with Iran for at least a month, from Feb. 2 to March 6.

Bolton, Bush's man at the United Nations, said Iran must be prodded to follow Libya's example and give up all dreams of becoming a nuclear power — and let its nuclear-weapons program go into cold storage on U.S. soil.

"Libya's nuclear program now lives in Oak Ridge, Tenn. — and there's room right next to it for the Iranian nuclear-weapons program," Bolton told Post editors and reporters as jitters about Iran fueled oil-price worries.

"The Security Council, if it's to be effective in the 21st century, needs to be able to deal with terrorism and weapons of mass destruction, and Iran's effort to acquire nuclear weapons really is the test case." Read it all at The New York Post

Is John  Bolton the man or what? Yes, I think the world of him and it pains me that he is marginalized and given no support by the left wing press when they deign to speak of him. This man should have sailed through confirmation hearings. I am imploring all readers to send the RINOS that voted him down packing come November. 

I believe if anything can be done with the mad mullahs in Iran it will be Bush's  war cabinet. Warriors all.

He cautioned, "There's not a guarantee of what the outcome is going to be . . . I didn't say I was optimistic."

In other UN News:

In a policy shift, the U.N. Security Council yesterday increased pressure on Syria and its proxy armed militias in Lebanon, releasing a statement calling for the "disbanding and disarming of Lebanese and non-Lebanese militias," and delegitimizing Damascus's ally, President Lahoud.

The language of the statement, according to the top U.N. envoy in Lebanon, Terje Roed Larsen, was aimed chiefly at Hezbollah, which is backed and financed by Iran and Syria, as well as Palestinian Arab groups. "There is complete consensus" in the council, Mr. Larsen said, "and this is why this is important."

Very good indeed. Whether it has any teeth remains to be seen. More here.

Russia, Iran Want Nuke Issue Kept in IAEA
Russia's national security chief and Iran's top nuclear negotiator said Tuesday that Tehran's nuclear standoff must be resolved by diplomatic efforts in the U.N. atomic watchdog agency.

Of course Iran wants this. Hardly surprising. El Baradei and the IAEA are culpable in the Iran nuclear weaponry crisis. Hey, give 'em another peace prize.

Iran seeks drop in OPEC's oil production
Iran has pressed OPEC to reduce oil production by 1 million barrels per day. OPEC plans to meet on Jan. 31. The United States has opposed any drop in oil production on grounds that it would rise oil prices.

One of the historic crimes of this country's government is we allowed our superiority to deteriorate. But we can't hand wring now, we must correct it.So long as there is the kind of threat that Radical Islam represents, "WE MUST EXTEND OUR ABILITY TWENTY TIMES OVER [Rand]

I'd rather we blow up the whole world then surrender it to the Radical Islamists."

Monday, January 23, 2006

So what?

Morons weigh in.........who cares, I mean really. A bunch of snot nosed morons.....I mean, really.

Churchill's students give him high marks
University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill, who is being investigated for alleged plagiarism and other academic offenses, was given straight A's by his fall semester class on the "American Holocaust

Another glaring example of how our fine young minds are being brainwashed....hijacked.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

WaPo: Payback's a Bitch

I cannot lie, I loved this story. Notice how they leave out the why..........

Misbehavior forces Post to shut blog commentsVomit_1

The WashingtonPost.com said on Thursday that it had indefinitely shut off the ability for people to post comments on its blog Web site because of objectionable postings.

The company policy was to ban comments that were personal attacks or used profanity or hate speech.

"Because a significant number of folks who have posted in this blog have refused to follow any of those relatively simple rules, we've decided not to allow comments for the time being," Jim Brady, executive editor of Washingtonpost.com, wrote in explaining the policy change on the Web site.

"It's a shame that it's come to this," he continued. "Transparency and reasoned debate are crucial parts of the Web culture, and it's a disappointment to us that we have not been able to maintain a civil conversation, especially about issues that people feel strongly (and differently) about."

Yes but why? What drove the leftards to eat  their own?

- The Washington Post shut down one of its blogs Thursday after the newspaper's ombudsman raised the ire of readers by writing that lobbyist Jack Abramoff gave money to the Democrats as well as to Republicans.

At the center of a congressional bribery investigation, Abramoff gave money to Republicans while he had his clients donate to both parties, though mostly to Republicans.

In her Sunday column, ombudsman Deborah Howell wrote that Abramoff "had made substantial campaign contributions to both major parties," prompting a wave of nasty reader postings on post.blog.

There were so many personal attacks that the newspaper's staff could not "keep the board clean, there was some pretty filthy stuff," and so the Post shut down comments on the blog, or Web log, said Jim Brady, executive editor of washingtonpost.com.

heh. Poetic Justice......Yakkity Yak, don't talk Jack We center right bloggers can instruct the Washington Post on how to deal with infestations, we deal with it everyday.

UPDATE: from Kokonut pundits;

I love this! File under great blog moments

"Psst!  Just when you thought Deborah Howell, Jim Brady, and WaPo who tried to erase all evidence of comments on the WaPo’s Blog as reported by the Drudge Report do you realize that those search engine bots worked faster than they did in trying to blink them out of existence.  Not to mention a couple of blog sites that got some of the earlier and later blog comments archived. I found the January 17th and 18th comments, WaPo Lies have the January 15th and 16th comments archived while Democratic Underground has the January 19th archived."

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Name the ACLU a Terror Organization.

War Wiretaps Face First Test In ACLU Suit
This is a sinister attempt to unveil the secrets the US government is using to track and hunt down the Radical Islamofascists that want to destroy America. The ACLU has malevolent motives. Make no mistake the ACLU is the enemy and  has been for years. I don't care what color lipstick they are wearing.

Under every rock;

Debbie Schlussel: Who's Behind the ACLU NSA Lawsuit . . . And Why Are They Lying?

You've heard a lot about the ACLU lawsuit since its filing yesterday.

But you haven't heard much about its less famous plaintiffs, plaintiffs with whom I'm all too familiar and about whom I've written a great deal. The details on these individuals makes the National Security Agency's monitoring of phone calls not just warranted, but a necessity.

I'm not referring to the famous Plaintiffs about whom you've heard: For example, Christopher Hitchens, the well-known Vanity Fair writer who is tight with convicted felon lobbyist Jack Abramoff's money launderer Grover Norquist. (Norquist's receipt of thousands from Saudi charities raided by Customs for billions in Al-Qaeda money laundering is well-known, and Hitchens wrote glowingly of Norquist's efforts on behalf of radical Islam).

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ACLU Lawsuit's Noel Saleh & Mohammed Abdrabboh:

They SHOULD Be Monitored.

I'm referring to ACLU lawyers Noel Saleh, Mohammed Abdrabboh, and Nabih Ayad, the ACLU Plaintiffs named in the yesterday's Complaint, attorney William Swor, a member National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and Nazih Hassan--all named in the lawsuit. They are exactly the kind of people whom the federal government SHOULD be watching, but probably isn't. One of these men admitted to funding Hezbollah, one was accused of tampering with a witness, and a third signed a document contradicting statements he made in the lawsuit. Not to mention, one of these men engaged in exactly the same "spying" (on me) that he now opposes when done by the NSA.

Their clients are no different from that of convicted Attorney Lynn Stewart's (convicted of helping the Blind cleric spread terrorist messages in Egypt), and in some cases, their behavior is far worse. Yet, instead of monitoring them, the federal government's representatives in Detroit--including U.S. Attorney Stephen Murphy III, FBI Special Agent in Charge Daniel Roberts, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement Special Agent in Charge Brian Moskowitz--have been courting them, their clients, and friends in a series of exclusive meetings.

Take Noel Saleh. The thrice-disciplined attorney (who was suspended from the practice of law) openly stated at a town hall meeting with federal officials that he has financially contributed to Hezbollah. He heads an Arab welfare agency that gets millions in our tax dollars, yet was raided by the FBI for engaging in Medicaid fraud. The organization also spent thousands in our tax dollars on "job training" (commercial driving lessons and attempts at HazMat hauling certificates) for two men indicted as members of the Detroit Al-Qaeda terror cell. He has represented a number of Islamic terrorists, including Ibrahim Parlak and "former" PFLP terrorist Imad Hamad.

Then, there is Mohammed Abdrabboh, a Palestinian attorney and ACLU of Michigan Board Member.

 

Not only does he represent a number of accused terrorists, he lied in signed documents about it. In the ACLU lawsuit, Abdrabboh's ACLU claims:

86. As part of his criminal defense practice, Mr. Abdrabboh has represented and continues to represent people the government has suspected of allegedly having some link to terrorism or terrorist organizations.

But in a grievance Abdrabboh filed against ME to the Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission (designed to deny my right to free speech and get me to change this column about him), a year ago, Abdrabboh wrote (and signed his name to) the following:

 

Without hesitation, I affirmatively state that I have never represented anyone accused of terrorism or money laundering. I can also affirmatively state that I have never represented or consulted with anyone accused/suspected/indicted of money laundering, let alone money laundering to finance Al-Qaeda. . . . Debbie Schlussel will not be able to provide the ADB [Attorney Discipline Board] with a single court appearance, document or public record that would indicate that I have ever represented a suspected terrorist or money launderer.

Hmmm . . . I think a grievance against Abdrabboh for lying either in Court or to the Grievance Commission is appropriate.

In fact, Mohammed Abdrabboh represented Gamil Manea Ahmed Al-Najar, arrested in December 2002 in raids by then U.S. Customs (now Immigration and Customs Enforcement--ICE) for operating a money-laundering business, Najjar Money Transfer, through Dix Dollar Mart--one of six businesses believed to have transmitted as much as $50 million per year to Yemen, in violation of the Patriot Act and other reporting requirements. Customs Agents told me they believed the money was going to finance terrorist activities, likely Al-Qaeda. Abdrabboh is listed as Al-Najar's attorney on the federal court docket.

So we know only one thing for sure about Mohammed Abdrabboh: He is a liar.

What we also know is that many of his clients are involved with terrorist and other nefarious activities. He appeared at the arraignment for two Palestinian and Lebanese clients accused (and later convicted) of chopping a Jordanian Palestinian to death. All three were under investigation by the FBI for mortgage and real estate fraud and were suspected of sending the proceeds "back home" to the Mid-East for assorted nefarious activities.

Abdrabboh is heavily involved with the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, which openly praises Hezbollah--the terrorist group that murdered over 300 U.S. Marines and civilians in Lebanon. In the West Bank, Abdrabboh made a career of legitimizing Palestinian terrorists in his work for Al-Haq, the Palestinian version of the ACLU (only worse, if that's possible). In work for the United Nations, he co-authored a report on the "Syrian Golan." (The Golan is in ISRAEL.) Clearly, this man has a political agenda, not friendly to the United States or our key Mid-East ally.

Spying? Taping phone calls? Abdrabboh doesn't have a problem with that either, when he's the one doing it. On September 7, 2004, the same day he filed his phony grievance against me, Abdrabboh had one of his friends, a man identifying himself as "Casey Khalil" call me and try to entrap me in a taped phone call. But it didn't work. The man, whose number came up as "Khalil Companies" on my caller ID, claimed he was a client of Abdrabboh for his mortgage company's problems with the State of Michigan and wanted information on him.

The ACLU lawsuit claims:

88. The Program has inhibited communications between Mr. Abdrabboh and his family and friends because he is less candid about his political views and avoids saying things that are critical of the U.S. government over the telephone or through email.

Puh-leeze. Abdrabboh is a vocal member of the Michigan Civil Rights Commission, appointed by Michigan's liberal Democrat governor, Jennifer Granholm. There was a meeting of his commission since the NSA program was disclosed in The New York Times, and he is as vocal as ever. All of these attorneys had a press conference in Detroit, yesterday, upon the filing of the suit. Contrary to being silenced, they couldn't seem to shut up.

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ACLU Lawsuit's Nabih Ayad, Nazih Hassan Deserve Heightened Scrutiny

Next, there's Abdrabboh's law partner, Nabih Ayad. Both Abdrabboh and Ayad go on annual trips to the Middle East with Hamad. The trips involve meetings with Lebanese and Syrian officials tied to Hezbollah, and their travel-mates include officials of a Detroit charity that openly donated millions to HAMAS and privately raised money for Iraqi insurgents at a Los Angeles area fundraiser. Federal officials suspect that money laundering--and who knows what else--may be going on during these trips.

Ayad represented Omar Abdel-Fatah Al-Shishani, stopped at Detroit Metro Airport with millions in phony bank checks used to fund Al-Qaeda operations. Shishani--a friend of John Kerry's--didn't get much for his money, though. I had dinner with Abu Shishani in fall 2003, prior to his sentencing. It was a secret meeting with law enforcement members, and he did not know my real identity. Shishani told me that Mr. Ayad ripped him off of $25,000, did not help him, and he had to hire a new attorney. Based on that, it's hard to see how NSA spying would affect his "representation" of his client.

Then, there are his 130 clients paid off an INS inspector and committed visa fraud. Ayad got these clients from his buddy, former "terrorist" Hamad. Paying off INS inspectors, visa fraud--these are things we SHOULD be spying on.

 

William Swor, another Plaintiff in the suit, represented an accused member of the Detroit terror cell. During the trial, the judge reportedly lashed at him for trying to tamper with and intimidate the government's Arabic translator in the case. He sat on the Board of Saleh's Arab welfare agency, and reportedly threatened to take work away from the translator, who also did work for the agency. Like Saleh, Swor was also disciplined by the Michigan Attorney Discipline Board, for snorting up his clients' money. (He had a cocaine problem.)

Finally, there is Nazih Hassan, a member of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Michigan Chapter--a group founded with funds from HAMAS political director Moussa Abu Marzook. Of all the Plaintiffs detailed within the case, he is the most worthy of government monitoring. He is not an attorney, but is admittedly a friend of deportee Rabih Haddad--founder of Global Relief Foundation (GRF).

President Bush designated GRF as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist Entity and shut it down, because it was laundering money back and forth to Al-Qaeda and had strong ties to its Hamburg cell. Haddad was caught lying to the government about his income for the purpose of getting subsidized housing, carried a briefcase full of bricks of cash (which he showed federal agents), and lied on an application to buy a rifle less than six months after moving to the U.S. His charity, GRF, sent out letters in the name of Osama Bin Laden's spiritual leader, Abdel Azzam, and attempted to raise funds for a "Pakistani Taliban" and jihad.

Hassan was president of Rabih Haddad's mosque and helped him. The federal government SHOULD be investigating his mosque. They should be investigating Hassan. If our government is not investigating the mosque, friends, and helpers of a man raising money for worldwide jihad and laundering money for Al-Qaeda, then whom ARE they investigating?

Hassan also admits being friendly with individuals connected to IANA (Islamic Assembly of North America), a charity raided for financing Saddam Hussein (while pretending the money was going to fund needy Iraqis who needed food). IANA, which was raided by the FBI, operated websites BEFORE 9/11 that featured fatwas urging the use of planes directed at buildings as a way to murder Americans. The chief IANA operator, Mohammed Al-Ahmari, fled to the Mid-East when the Detroit FBI tipped IANA off that it was investigating the group. Sami Omar Al-Hussayen, a Saudi national who was indicted but unfortunately acquitted, designed and operated the websites.

Again, Mr. Hassan's own admission of being close to IANA operatives makes it quite clear that he certainly SHOULD be monitored by the government.

Some of the Plaintiffs and attorneys in the ACLU's lawsuit against the NSA are the same as in a 2003 lawsuit the ACLU filed against Section 215 of the Patriot Act. That lawsuit languishes before another Detroit Federal Judge, without ever being decided. Hat tip Brigitte Gabriel
And so should this one. (If you are interested in signing up
oppose the ACLU lawsuit in court, please contact Debbie.)

More here and Malkin covers it too

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

CAIR ON THE ATTACK --- AGAIN

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) -- is trying to get one of the most pro-Israel columnists writing today, Cal Thomas, booted from the paper's editorial page. More on CAIR here
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At the very least -- and I'm NOT making this up! -- they want Cal moved to the religion page, said an inside source.

In other words, A BELIEVING CHRISTIAN WHO TAKES STRONG MORAL STANDS doesn't deserve to have a loud voice in South Florida's fastest-growing major daily newspaper.

KINGSLEY GUY is the editorial page editor. A phone call will likely have a stronger impact. He can be reached at (954) 356-4616. There is an email from here.

Either way,  try to be polite. Rudeness gets you written off.....amd yeah, I love Cal Thomas

UPDATE: January 19th: From JWR
THEY GOT THE MESSAGE. Readers FLOODED the paper both with phone calls and e-mail.

I'm told that Cal's slot is now safe. Score another point for freedom and sanity and the blogosphere. Thanks guys.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

"It's Not About the Truth"

Dr. Nancy's Two Cents

What do I think about Roy Blunt?

I'm sure Blunt's fine. He's a probusiness ideological conservative, was chief deputy whip under Delay,  and he's been acting in this role for a while. Best of all, he's a velvet glove Republican like Cheney as opposed to a lightening rod. Besides, there are some downright luminaries on his current list of congressional supporters. He'd be my pick over Boener.

As they said in No Way Out, "Where else do we (does he) have to go?"

Excuse me, but I'm heartbroken over the exit of one of the finest congressman I've ever seen. And in each glowing endorsement of Blunt, this fine man's name is nowhere mentioned like it's poison now. They've managed to erase Delay's power, integrity, and legacy all in one fell swoop although the latter two are still there. They're just covered up. I'm not sure which bothers meDelay more...his personal hardship, the loss to the party, the loss to the nation, or the sickening victory of the bastards who sought to bring him down. They misused the prosecutorial process and our code of ethics. It wasn't even personal. It was just an attempt to cripple Republican power by finding a way to remove the successful majority leader. It's sort of a no-win situation. They change the campaign finance laws, force elected officials to go beyond creative, and then balk over their new activities. They can now say he was dirty, they'll say Blunt is too, and anyone Republican who comes to power after that as well. It's about hurting the right and regaining their power using the willing media. It's not about the truth.

Atlas weighs in: The objective was achieved. The fix was in (click here).

What was it again? Innocent until proven guilty of trumped up charges or that's just for dems?

BRING ON BARRETT'S FULL REPORT!

HILLARY CUTS DEAL, PLEAS DOWN CHARGES!

Hillary Caught with Abramoff Cash

National Democrat Party Affiliated Committees Received Over $1.2 Million from Lobbying Associates Of Jack Abramoff. (Campaign Finance Analysis Project Website,  Accessed December 7, 2005;
Political Money Line Website, , Accessed December 7, 2005; Internal Revenue Service Website, www.irs.gov, Accessed April 21, 2005)

The Democrat Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) Received Over –
$430,000
The Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) Received Over –
$629,000
The Democrat National Committee (DNC) Received Over – $177,000

Incumbent Senate Democrat-Affiliated Campaign And Leadership Committees Received Over $729,000 From Indian Tribe Clients And Lobbying Associates Of Jack Abramoff*. (Campaign Finance Analysis Project Website, , Accessed December 7, 2005; Political Money Line Website, ,
Accessed December 7, 2005; Internal Revenue Service Website, , Accessed April 21, 2005)

40 Of The 45 Members Of The Senate Democrat Caucus:

Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) Received At Least – $22,500
Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN) Received At Least – $6,500
Senator Joseph Biden (D-DE) Received At Least – $1,250
Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) Received At Least – $2,000
Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) Received At Least – $20,250
Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) Received At Least – $21,765
Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) Received At Least – $7,500
Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) Received At Least – $12,950
Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) Received At Least – $8,000
Senator Jon Corzine (D-NJ) Received At Least – $7,500
Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) Received At Least – $14,792
Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND) Received At Least – $79,300
Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) Received At Least – $14,000
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) Received At Least – $2,000
Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) Received At Least – $1,250
Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) Received At Least – $45,750
Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI) Received At Least – $9,000
Senator Jim Jeffords (I-VT) Received At Least – $2,000
Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) Received At Least – $14,250
Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA) Received At Least – $3,300
Senator John Kerry (D-MA) Received At Least – $98,550
Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) Received At Least – $28,000
Senator Pat Leahy (D-VT) Received At Least – $4,000
Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) Received At Least – $6,000
Senator Joe Lieberman (D-CT) Received At Least – $29,830
Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) Received At Least – $14,891
Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) Received At Least – $10,550
Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) Received At Least – $78,991
Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) Received At Least – $20,168
Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE) Received At Least – $5,200
Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) Received At Least – $7,500
Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR) Received At Least – $2,300
Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) Received At Least – $3,500
Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) Received At Least – $68,941
Senator John Rockefeller (D-WV) Received At Least – $4,000
Senator Ken Salazar (D-CO) Received At Least – $4,500
Senator Paul Sarbanes (D-MD) Received At Least – $4,300
Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) Received At Least – $29,550
Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) Received At Least – $6,250
Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) Received At Least – $6,250

"It's very odd that Democrats at the national and state levels have sought to exploit the Abramoff matter for political gain, while in the process throwing countless congressional Democrats under the bus,' said Brian Nick, spokesman for the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC)." (Charles Hurt, "Dorgan Returns Abramoff Money," The Washington Times, December 14, 2005)

An NRSC Report Shows That Nearly 90 Percent Of Senate "Democrats Have Taken Abramoff-Related Money." "The NRSC has begun circulating among fellow Republicans new reports showing that all but five of the chamber's 44 Democrats have taken Abramoff-related money. In addition, the Democratic National Committee, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee have taken more than $1.2 million, according to records provided to The Washington Times." (Charles Hurt, "Dorgan Returns Abramoff Money," The Washington Times, December 14, 2005)

hat tip cirque004

Wall Street Journal - May 10, 2005

In Washington, Watchdogs Bear Watching

One of DeLay's Severest Critics Isn't As Nonpartisan as It Purports to Be
May 10, 2005; Page A4

WASHINGTON -- Amid the many attacks on House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, some of the loudest come from an organization called Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics [CREW] in Washington. To the average listener, that sounds like a nonpartisan group interested only in good government.

But it isn't that simple.

The "Citizens" behind the group have strong partisan ties. Board members of the group, including former Clinton White House pollster Mark Penn, have contributed $340,000 to Democratic causes in the past four years and $6,000 to Republicans. Melanie Sloan, executive director of the group, is a former aide to Democratic Rep. John Conyers of Michigan and Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware.

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics received $10,000 from entertainer Barbra Streisand and $50,000 from a charitable organization run by Democratic fund-raiser Smith Bagley.

Yo yo yo, read it all...and keep it in mind when you hear the group's name CREW cited in MSM ATTACK pieces like this;

Ethically Challenged Reps. Blunt and Cantor Not Fit For Leadership; CREW Questions House Commitment to Eradicating Corruption

1/12/2006 10:31:00 AM

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 /U.S. Newswire/ -- With calls for ethics and lobbying reform finally sweeping Capitol Hill, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) urged the Republican Caucus to reject unethical candidates for leadership posts. Specifically, CREW asks the Caucus to reject acting Majority Leader Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), who is vying to keep his position, and Rep. Eric I. Cantor (R-Va.), the current Chief Deputy Majority Whip, who is running for Majority Whip.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Send in the Clowns: Alito SCOTUS Carnival Deux

Watching these hearings is painful. Wincing this hard will leave nasty crow's feet.

I do not agree with the pundits. I don't see it their way. MyAlito_1 take on Alito bringing up the priviledged snot nosed "radicals" on the college campuses during his years at Princeton is a contemptuous swipe at Kennedy and his ilk.

You gotta love Alito bringing up the ROTC bringing thrown off the Princeton campus during his tenure and how sick this made him. For all the those sixties loving radicals, Alito is the quintessential counter counter-culturist, eh?

"Splash" Kennedy's hostility, IMHO, is a direct result of the absolute fact that if Alito had been the judge in the Mary Jo Kopechne incident, "Splash" would have served serious time, for murder. He'd never be in a position to undermine the tenets of this great country on a daily basis, that's for sure. Splash can't shine Alito's "special" shoes or clean his pool for that matter.

These proceedings are good for one thing, America needs this flashlight. D.C. is too far away from most Americans to smell the gangrene, but here they can see it, up close.

Speaking of Carnivals.............another Carnival of the Clueless is playing here

up now (btw, look how the press kissed his ass after Mary Jo's murder - he was hurt?)
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Joe Biden took over eleven minutes to ask his first question. The left is out of its league. Alito is the real deal.

Here is a poll from the notoriously lefty AOL:

Do you think Samuel Alito will be confirmed to the Supreme Court? Alito_3
Yes 83%
No 17%

What's your opinion of the Alito nomination?

He's a great choice
51%
I oppose him
35%
I'm on the fence
14%
Total Votes: 44,195

Best description of the hearings so far (on FOX);

"Alito is a work horse, not the show horse that Roberts was but he is doing a great job".

Yup, that just about sums it up. Roberts is an impossible act to follow. I mean really. He is the closet thing to "divine" you are going to find on Gd's green earth. That Alito could follow him and do so able a job speaks volumes to his intelligence, his reason, and his character.

Monday, January 09, 2006

Bin Laden's Legacy: HIV Bombers

HIV BOMBERS
EXCLUSIVE Al-Qaeda's plot to infect troops with AIDS virus

AL-QAEDA is recruiting suicide bombers who are infected with the AIDS virus, according to documents revealed to the Sunday Mirror.

Terror chiefs are also targeting fanatics who suffer other lethal blood diseases such as hepatitis and dengue fever in order to increase their "kill rate" from an explosion. The chilling new threat is revealed in papers distributed to British military camps in Iraq and across Europe.

Under the heading "HIV/Hepatitis" the document states: "There is evidence that terrorists might be deliberately recruiting volunteers with diseases that are spread by blood transference."

Experts have found that bones and other blood-spattered fragments from a suicide bomber could penetrate the skin of a victim 50 metres away and infect them. hat tip flop three

And the American left? Harry Belafonte leads a delegation of Americans including actor Danny Glover, Princeton University scholar Cornel West and farmworker advocate Dolores Huerta to meet with Chavez the Venezuelan president , a vocal supporter of the al qaeda . Harry Belafonte is in Venezuela, expressing his solidarity and admiration for Hugo Chavez and calling George Bush “the greatest terrorist in the world.” Meanwhile, the Venezualans have a very different opinion of their despot-in-chief. Hat tip LGF

I think the greatest gift we could give Belafonte and his clique of freedom lovers is to refuse rentry on the grounds of sedition. MAKE THEM LIVE THERE.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Iran: Inaction is an Action Most Fatal

Update: UK nuclear export sent to Iran  

BRITAIN has allowed the export to Iran of a cargo of radioactive material that experts believe could be used by the Islamic Republic as part of a nuclear weapons programme, The Observer reported. A truck carrying 1000kg of zirconium silicate from a British firm was stopped by customs officials in Bulgaria at the border with Turkey.

It quoted an expert as saying that zirconium metal can be extracted from the substance, whose trade is usually tightly regulated, and used to prevent fuel rods corroding in nuclear reactors and as part of a nuclear warhead.

The God of War hates those who hesitate.
     Euripides, 480-406 b.c

Iran sets date for nuclear research despite EU appeal
Iran confirmed it was poised to resume atomic fuel research that will further inflame international anger.

From Ledeen NRO

A few days ago President Ahmadinejad said 
"we must prepare ourselves to rule the world."

And he cheerfully commented on Sharon's stroke,   "The Butcher of Sabra and Shatila has joined his ancestors and others will soon follow suit."

A regime with such ambitions is capable of anything. hat tipShrink Wrapped- Congrats on your First Blogoversary

The "peace of jihad is founded on the principle "peace and security for land": peace and security are conceded by the jihad armies if the infidels cede their territory and submit to the rules of dhimmitude. [dhimmitude: the condition of "subjection with protection" of non-Muslims in their own countries, obtained by the cessation of their land to the Muslim ruler. Subjection because the infidels submit to Islamic law or face forced conversions, slavery or death. Dhimmitude is the direct outcome of jihad.1 more here

I am weighing in on the side of  military action. Previous to the Bush presidency,Iran_nukes America's recent history followed a left wing, self flagellating foreign policy and it served to weaken us, empower despots IE Chavez, Castro and embolden our enemies. The Vietnam War was the fault of the same liberals and the same failed policies that today are at the forefront of the opposition to the war that the left is forever invoking . Remember it was the left that got us into Vietnam (Kennedy, Johnson).

The left can not be effective in  determining the best course for America to take in developing a strategy for Iran. Just as in the Vietnam era, they were/are spoiled brats looking for publicity, created by the LLL media. If one is  to make a meaningful contribution they must reason,  think, argue, develop ideas, and meet danger head on. The left forfeits.

'Iran will defend nuclear right to last drop of blood’   

DEMOCRATS WEAKEN IRAN RESOLUTION

I defined the madman's warmongering statements as the madman's doctrine back in early December.

The  Ahmadinejad Doctrine. Just as President Bush declared a "Bush Doctrine" stating plainly that there would be  no distinction between terrorists and those who harbor them, Ahmadinejad is stating his judenrein plainly and telling the world you are either with him or against him. Basically, he is opening the door to all the jew hating closet dwellers to come out of the closet. Their day has come. No more shame. Just as Hitler did. And, if you recall, al large part of the  world embraced Hitler for it (including Teddy "not to worry I can swim" Kennedy's father - Ambassador to England at the time).

Iran will have the technological capability to produce nuclear weapons within three months -- the point of no return.

UN inspectors to reopen Iran nuclear centres [sheer genius]

Are they *%#* nuts?
and don't even think of writing me and telling me about different nuclear nuances and distinctions . Bring  on the Caliphate Ahjamadman..........

Castro backs Iran's 'right' to peaceful N-energy

awww, isn't that quaint? Despots Unite!  Another supporter of the The  Ahmadinejad Doctrine 

Secret services say Iran is trying to assemble a nuclear missile

Q&A: UNITED NATIONS: UN's Record for 2005 'Surprisingly Positive'

 only The New York Times would have the balls to spin this in such a way. The only surprisingly positive UN development in 2005 was BOLTON and the dhimmicrats and RINOs damn near prevented that too.

oyish...........the New York Times can't lick enough boots

Right Islam vs. Wrong Islam

From: AtlasShrugs2000
Reply To: To: [email protected]
Subject: Why should the Middle East be hostage to an Israeli nuclear blackmail and not an Iranian

Mansour El-Kikhia: Can't ban all nukes? Balance them instead  

Mr. Mansour El-Kikhia,
To your question:
"Why should the Middle East be hostage to an Israeli nuclear blackmail and not an Iranian one? "
Because Israel never used it..................30 years later and still never used it.
You and I both know the Arabs would use it in a heartbeat.........to kill every Jewish heartbeat eh?
Abe Lincoln said it best............you can fool some of the people some of the time.......
 
Cheers,..· ´¨¨))  -:¦:-
         ¸.·´ .·´¨¨))
       ((¸¸.·´  ..·´
-:¦:-  -:¦:- Pamela_1
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Photo tip: Bill Mil:
nice shot of IDFAF Baz (Eagles) on the line. Check out the Syrian kill markings just forward of the windscreen.

Make sure you see this over at Regime Change Iran

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I have seen the Enemy, They is US!

ZAWAHRI VIDEO

We know we can't beat you on the battlefield, but we can beat you on the streets of New York Washington, D.C., and San Francisco. -- North Vietnamese camp commander, Son Tay POW camp to Commander Paul Galanti, U.S. Navy, American POW.

Zawahri says US defeated in Iraq

If you give a listen to Zawahri latest video piece of propaganda it is instantly interchangable with the position of the American left. There is no difference in his position and that voiced by Dean, Pelosi, Reid, Kerry, Kennedy et al

Think about that.

Go over to Malkin for more of this:

Sgt. Mark Seavey was outnumbered, but not alone at the moonbat townhall hosted by Reps. Jim Moran and John Murtha last week. Near the end of the marathon session, a Vietnam veteran, General Wagner, stepped up to the microphone to deliver a message from the mother of an Iraqi war vet who gave his life for his country and for the mission. After reading a scathing letter addressed to Murtha, Wagner talked about his own experience in Vietnam:

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General Wagner speaks the truth

Download the video (.wmv file).

A snippet of Wagner's remarks:

I visit Walter Reed [Army Hospital] and talk to the young soldiers with their legs blown off. I know you do, too. I can't find one in a dozen that don't believe that they are fighting for a noble cause and are fighting to go back. And I think it's a disgrace when members of our Congress --just as they did in 1975 when they sold out the south Vietnamese--are selling out our soldiers today in Iraq! Hat tip: Bizzy Blog

Over at Conderate Yankee, "Thick-Headedness Does Not Count As Armor":

By design, this NY Times article shows an inaccurate picture of the Interceptor body armor system provided to the Marines, based upon a false premise. This study only looked at fatalities of those Marines killed by upper body wounds while wearing vests. It excluded all instances where Interceptor vests worked as designed and the Marine under fire survived.

This is akin to judging automobile safety by looking at only wrecks resulting in fatalities, as oppose to those wrecks where fatalities were prevented by good automotive safety design.

I am not amused. Are you?

Sent this guy down to Times Sqaure............

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Friday, January 06, 2006

Bush Seeking Advice?

Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places
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I got it. The whole reaching out thing. The whole reaching across the aisle thing,  but I mean really.

After one of the most extraordinary gatherings of current and former powerbrokers to have sat around the White House Cabinet table in recent times, Mr Bush said that he took to heart a range of views from figures who collectively have served every US president since John F. Kennedy. [yeah extraordinary]

As part of a vigorous public relations offensive on Iraq, Mr Bush spent more than an hour with former defence secretaries including Robert McNamara, the Vietnam-era Pentagon chief under presidents Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson; Harold Brown, who oversaw the disastrous Iranian hostage rescue attempt under Jimmy Carter; and William Perry, Bill Clinton's defence secretary, who advised Democrat John Kerry during the 2004 presidential election campaign. [oy -seriously damaged and dangeous goods here]

Others briefed by Mr Bush and General George Casey - the US commander in Iraq - included Madeleine Albright, Lawrence Eagleburger.........

Let us pray this was merely a dog and pony show. A single face for the world............anything but what it appears to be.

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Wednesday, January 04, 2006

The New York slime Times: Hard Hitting Reportage~The Vagina

The New York slimewaste of Times latest "domestic spying" ruse and it's reverbs, Al Qaeda calling. Maybe they should just stick with vaginas............

"Another vital step the President took in the days following 9/11 was to authorize the National Security Agency to intercept a certain category of terrorist-linked international communications. There are no communications more important to the safety of the United States than those related to al-Qaeda that have one end in the United States. If we'd been able to do this before 9/11, we might have been able to pick up on two of the hijackers who flew a jet into the Pentagon. They were in the United States, communicating with al-Qaeda associates overseas. But we didn't know they were here plotting until it was too late.

"If you'll recall, the report of the 9/11 Commission focused criticism on our inability to uncover links between terrorists at home and terrorists abroad. The authorization the President made after September 11th helped address that problem in a manner that is fully consistent with the Constitutional responsibilities and legal authority of the President and with the civil liberties of the American people. The activities conducted under this authorization have helped to detect and prevent possible terrorist attacks against the American people. As such, this program is critical to the national security of the United States.”

From David C;

Due to thee success of blogs, email groups and chat rooms, many are
coming to believe the NYT to be professionally & ethically
challenged when it comes to reporting the events in Iraq and
elsewhere; however, there seems to be ample column space in the Gray
Lady for a truly significant news topic, the vagina. (Due to
registration requirements, I have cut and pasted the first part of the article below).

And they wonder why circulation is abysmal and box office receipts
are down...

It never ceases to amaze me that these clowns are actually dictating the national dialog.

The Way We Live Now Our Vaginas, Ourselves DAPHNE MERKIN

These  are cruel times for vaginas. Lately, as if I don't have enough to worry about, with the deadline on various unkept 2005 resolutions fast upon me, I have begun obsessing about various aspects of my genital appearance. Take my labia minora, for instance. Tucked away as those intimate folds of flesh are - hidden in the underbrush, you might say - I have never given them much thought, except as they relate to experiences of sensual pleasure. Ditto my labia majora, which dutifully served their purpose in guarding the entryway to what the Victorians would have quaintly referred to as my maidenhead. As for the much vaunted hymen (named for the Greek god of marriage), mine remained intact longer than most thanks to my slow-blooming erotic life, until such time as a boyfriend's patient late-night exertions finally parted me from it at the age of 25. Needless to say, its absence - much less the idea that I might be harboring a deep sense of nostalgia for this tiny piece of overinvested membrane, might indeed be secretly yearning to reclaim it - hasn't so much as crossed my mind in the intervening years.

Ah, but how blithely backward-looking - and how wrong, as it turns out - I was. I have seen the future, and it is denuded. Pubic hair is out; the ubiquity of so-called Brazilian waxes, once the domain of porn stars and movie actresses, has ensured that this mossy covering is deemed no more than an aesthetic hindrance to the unfettered male gaze. Which leaves the one part of the female body formerly not available to harsh scrutiny now glaringly on display, held up to culturally defined aesthetic standards undreamed of by the smut-obsessed author of "My Secret Life," borrowed as they are from centerfolds and online pornography. Sagging groin skin and limp labia are going the way of crooked noses and post-nursing breasts, courtesy of new cosmetic surgeries focused on this once-neglected hinterland of female beauty. As recently noted in an article in The Wall Street Journal, vaginal plastic surgery is one of the field's fastest growing sectors, and its high priest, one Dr. David Matlock of - where else? - Los Angeles, claims that he has a five-month waiting list for women eager to get that Playboy look. But wait, there's more. The future as I see it is also - how to put this? - reforested. Hymen-reattachment surgery, once a desperate stratagem undertaken by young women from Muslim, Asian and Latin American cultures that demonized the loss of virginity before marriage, is now being hawked as a way to enjoy a second honeymoon. If it's unclear whom this procedure is meant for - aging women hoping to catch a flagging penis with the semblance of undeflowered innocence? - it's even more ontologically ungraspable how stitching a hymen back together vitiates the psychological experience of having already lost your virginity. But it is being advertised heavily in print as well as online, and one enterprising doctor who trained with Matlock says he performs about a dozen such operations a month and fields voluminous amounts of e-mail inquiries.

More media sickness here hat tip Becky

Post Calls Left-Wing Organization a ‘Consumer Group’
Latest story part of a trend with newspaper to depict leftist associations as neutral.

The Good the Bad and the Ugly

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Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Iran is trying to assemble a nuclear missile

This from the left leaning, America hating, Guardian, yup the Guardian

Secret services say Iran is trying to assemble a nuclear missile

Document seen by Guardian details web of front companies and middlemenThe Guardian

The Iranian government has been successfully scouring Europe for the sophisticated equipment needed to develop a nuclear bomb, according to the latest western intelligence assessment of the country's weapons programmes.

Scientists in Tehran are also shopping for parts for a ballistic missile capable of reaching Europe, with "import requests and acquisitions ... registered almost daily", the report seen by the Guardian concludes.

This the is the most significant issue of the day. We have got to get a grip on or priorities and stopNuclear wringing our hands over the New York Times shriek fest over "domestic spying" on intercontinental calls between Al qaida and Osama. Think about it. I think we really ought to send these leftards over to shari'a land (especially Dowd) and let them live in Dar al-Islam and see how really bad they have it here.

We are still fighting the Patriot Act for Gd's sake! PLEASE WRITE YOUR CONGRESSMAN, SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES. TELL THEM TO RESTORE THE PATRIOT ACT! TELL THEM THEY REPRESENT YOU! IT'S WHY WE ELECTED THEM.

Understand your enemy. Jihad is central to Islamic history and civilization. This jihad focuses deceptively on Israel to conceal its true global ambition of world domination.

From Bat Yeor: Obviously the new European civilization is subservient to the ideology of jihad and the Islamic powers that propagate it .

The jihad conception classifies infidels under three categories: 1) those who oppose the Islamic call with arms; 2) those who belong to the countries of truce; 3) those who have surrendered to Islamic domination, exchanging their land for peace; they become "dhimmis," "protected" from the ongoing jihad war against non-Muslims by a treaty of subjection and protection (dhimma).

Clearly, I (and my readers) are category one................the leftards are category three. So I think they need to move to where they belong and let us get to the business of saving this great country. Europe is category two, they are sooooooo finished.

UPDATE: Iran President Says Anti-Israel Comments "Awakened" Muslims

Iran's hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told a parliamentary committee that his remarks calling for Israel to be "wiped off the map" and describing the Holocaust as a "myth" had a profound impact on Muslims around the world, providing a "shock" that was needed "to awaken the Muslims who are in a state of lethargy." "Some in Iran and abroad thought that we were making these speeches without a specific plan and policy, but we have been pursuing a specific strategy in this regard," he told Islamist student activists last week.

Is there a way to awaken the Muslims to contribute to civilization in a positive way? Awaken the muslims to hate Jews and the West? Why? How about we awaken the Muslims to the sciences, mathematics, medicine, poetry, otherwise maybe lethargy is preferable.

UPDATE: Excellent news:

TURKEY JOINS U.S.-LED ANTI-IRAN EFFORT

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IRAN: Utopian Illusions, Sanctified by the Pathology of Anti-Semitism

               Iran tells IAEA atom research resumes January 9
Oh puhleeze..................they started back up months ago. They are pulling the MSM's pud (and the pud of the world press for that matter). They are doing 90 on their atomic weapons build up. Iran determined to resume nuclear fuel work: Ahmadinejad 

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that Iran would not "step back" on its decision to resume nuclear fuel work

d'oh                    IT IS TIME TO TAKE IT OUT. 

It's the end of the world as we know, I feel fine.
US warns Iran against resuming nuclear research

 
I am talking into a fucking echo chamber here....hellooooooooo

See_no_evil_3


     Fascism, Islamism, and Anti-Semitism

Hardly anything has infuriated certain critics of the Bush Administration more than the president's vocabulary to describe the war on terrorism. Bush warns of an "axis of evil," in which rogue nations collude with Muslim extremists to acquire nuclear weapons. He regards Osama bin Laden and his cadre of suicide bombers as "evildoers." He compares the theology of radical Islam to that of European fascism and "all the murderous ideologies" of the twentieth century. Intellectuals and others reject this talk as sophomoric and supremely arrogant-just another manifestation of Bush's cowboy diplomacy. Zbigniew Brzezinski, National Security Advisor in the Carter Administration, voices a typical note of contempt: "We have increasingly embraced at the highest official level what I think can fairly be called a paranoiac view of the world."

Perhaps it's no surprise, then, that these same critics remain mostly mute over the stunning remarks of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Two weeks ago the Iranian president shocked Western leaders when he claimed that the Holocaust was "a myth" created by Jews and "Zionist historians." This followed a previous slander against Israel as "a tumor" to be "wiped off the map"--or, at best, relocated to Europe. "Anybody who recognizes Israel will burn in the fire of the Islamic nation's fury," Ahmadinejad told the Organization of the Islamic Conference. His anti-Semitic tirade comes as the Iranian leader continues to defy the United Nations to pursue a nuclear weapons program. "I thought, my God, he's a Nazi," a German resident told Knight Ridder "I couldn't believe that again the world was faced with a Nazi as a head of state. It's beyond comprehension."

 

The rise of Islamo-fascism in Tehran, in fact, is not at all beyond comprehension. Its emergence is perfectly predictable--given the political theology of radical Islam and the culture of victimization that sustains it. Like his mentor, the Ayatollah Khomeini, Ahmadinejad embraces an extremist Shiite view of purity, obedience, death, and redemption. Bush deserves much credit for recognizing this ideology for what it is: the totalitarian impulse, inspired by utopian illusions and sanctified by the pathology of anti-Semitism.

Read it all I tell you! hat tip Anthony J

Another despot jumps on the The  Ahmadinejad Doctrine. Just as President Bush declared a "Bush Doctrine" stating plainly that there would be  no distinction between terrorists and those who harbor them, Ahmadinejad is stating his judenrein plainly and telling the world you are either with him or against him. Basically, he is opening the door to all the jew hating closet dwellers to come out of the closet. Their day has come. No more shame. Just as Hitler did. And, if you recall, al large part of the  world embraced Hitler for it (including Teddy "not to worry I can swim" Kennedy's father - Ambassador to England at the time).

At Mideast Dispatch Archive, Tom Gross points out that Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez is joining ranks with Iranian “president” Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and spewing antisemitism reminiscent of 1930s Germany: Venezuelan President Chavez: “The descendants of the Christ-killers” control the world.

Speaking at a rehabilitation center on December 24, the controversial left-wing president said “the descendants of those who crucified Christ... have taken ownership of the riches of the world, a minority has taken ownership of the gold of the world, the silver, the minerals, water, the good lands, petrol, well, the riches, and they have concentrated the riches in a small number of hands.”

For Spanish speakers on this list, the full speech can be found here (PDF file). (The remarks about Jews are on page 18.)

hat tip Peter G via LGF here

UPDATE: Ahmadinejad criticizes Iran's past foreign policyMadman_2

Iran's hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad criticized the foreign policy of "detente" with the West of his predecessors.

Ahmadinejad "emphasized that in the past 16 years we implemented a policy of detente and tried to get closer to Europe and to trust them, but this policy achieved practically nothing for Iran", Kazem Jalali quoted the president as saying on Tuesday.

I am getting really tired of this mental patient.

UPDATE: Speaking of mental patients;

"I Am Willing to Sacrifice My Ten Sons"

This pearl of wisdom from Palestinian Legislative Council Candidate and Mother of Three Hamas Hamas_candidate Terrorists Umm Nidal Farhat: Israelis are Not Civilians and There are No Prohibitions on Killing Them; I Am Willing to Sacrifice My Ten Sons

The following are excerpts from an interview with Umm Nidal(1), Palestinian Legislative Council Candidate and the mother of three Hamas terrorists who were killed while taking part in "martyrdom" operations. Dream2 TV aired this interview on December 21, 2005.

VIEW THIS CLIP HERE 

Iran, Hizballah and Palestinians Gang up for a Second Front against Israel

Americans across the country get it

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Monday, January 02, 2006

Daschle: Fifth Column Hall of Shame

Isn't the fact that we voted this traitor out of office enough to shut him the f*ck up? Apparently not. Dasche's words aid Padilla:

The former senator, Thomas Daschle, said last week that days after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, as Congress prepared to pass a resolution granting Mr.Daschle Bush permission to use "all necessary and appropriate force against those nations, organizations or persons" involved in the strikes, the White House asked to add a reference extending the president's use-of-force authority "in the United States." Mr. Daschle said he and Senator Lott of Mississippi, who was then the minority leader, turned down the White House's request. The measure passed by Congress and signed by Mr. Bush does not contain the reference he is said to have sought.

Mr. Daschle, who disclosed the episode in an op-ed piece in the Washington Post, said he was prompted to do so by the recent controversy over surveillance by the National Security Agency of overseas phone calls by Americans and by White House claims that the use-of-force resolution authorized such spying.

"Both the attorney general and president cited this resolution as authority to spy on U.S. citizens," Mr. Daschle said yesterday in an interview with The New York Sun. "I thought, 'how ironic.' We were specifically asked to provide it to them and didn't."

Whatever its impact on the domestic surveillance controversy, the ex-senator's description of the previously unknown rebuff of the White House immediately caught the attention of lawyers working for the release of alleged Al Qaeda prisoners detained by the American military in this country, but outside the traditional criminal justice system.

"I actually was sitting in my office when it came out in the Post, and somebody called and said, 'You've got to see this,'" a Manhattan attorney, Andrew Patel, said. Mr. Patel is a member of the legal team representing Jose Padilla, an American who was arrested at a Chicago airport in 2002 and later confined to a military brig in South Carolina after Mr. Bush designated him as an enemy combatant.

You remember José Padilla (also known as Abdullah al-Muhajir), he flew to the United States on an al Qaeda scouting mission to detonate a radioactive "dirty bomb" -- a conventional bomb laced with radioactive material, in the United States.

Thanks Tom and the rest of the leftards and LLL media killing themselves to get this guy released.

"by their deeds ye shall know them, and so we know them eh?"

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Sunday, January 01, 2006

Germany Won't Ban Iran from World Cup

Iran develops uranium separation technology -Iran has developed technology to separate uranium from its ore, reinforcing the Islamic republic's self-sufficiency in the nuclear fuel cycle.

German chancellor Angel Merkel rejects Iran ban from the World Cup
despite the controversial remarks by the country's president to wipe Israel off the map and develop nuclear weapons.

These are our partners in disarming Nuclear Iran? Can you se the mullahs laughing out of their asses?

They won't ban Iran from playing ball? This is too severe a punishment? These are the simpletons we have to work with to solve the impending nuclear holocaust?

This is no longer funny, we must hold the American left's feet to the fire.  America has been offered a choice between war and shame. I'll be damned if she chooses shame as it will only get us war - and the worst kind.

This should be the national dialog, not whether or not we should have listened to al quaida's intercontinental phone conversations. *SPIT*

Iran announces greater nuclear self-sufficiency
The Daily Star Lebannon
Iran has developed technology to separate uranium from its ore, reinforcing theYellowcakeorganicmix1_1_1 Islamic republic's self-sufficiency in the nuclear fuel cycle, state television reported Sunday. The technology, known as a mixer-settler, is used to separate the uranium from the mined ore to produce concentrated uranium oxide - also known as yellowcake - which can then be converted and enriched in nuclear fuel work.

 

Iran-Human Rights-President
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
said on Sunday that the Iranian government is ready to host a conference on 'human rights' between the Islamic and European thinkers.

Asked about dialogue on human rights between Iran and the European Union, he said that Iran is ready to organize a conference on 'human rights' between thinkers from Muslim nations and European states in presence of Western media networks to be broadcast without censorship. [You think they'll bring their axes?]

The president said that human rights is a sacred value which should not be abused for propaganda campaign or political objectives. [but wiping the Jewish people off the face of the map, thats ok right? Atlas]

He said that Iran seeks dialogue on human rights not only with certain states which are misusing the topic for propaganda purposes [hmmmmmmmm, who could that be? How interesting! Ahmadinejad arguing and beating himself up - one for the books - Atlas]

Will President Ahmadmaniac address these abuses?

Ebadi protests rights violations in Iran
Khaleej Times
TEHERAN — The rights group of Nobel peace laureate Shirin Ebadi yesterday protested at “numerous” human rights violations in Iran, including arbitrary arrests and the detention of activists and journalists.

or  Ardeshir Dolat reporting that a young Iranian girl has been sentenced to death by hanging.

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Saturday, December 31, 2005

NOTABLE QUOTES 2005

December 31, 2005, New York Post -- For 18 years, the Media Research Center has beenDunce_lefty compiling its list of "notable quotables." The quotes, from prominent members of the mainstream news media, provide a clear window into the leftist mindset that pervades most of America's large news organizations. At year's end, the center (aided by a panel of judges) chooses the "best" examples. As usual, this year's crop tellingly reveals the media's perennial contempt for all things conservative. Actually, the winners more or less explain themselves. (The full set of winners and finalists can be found at the center's Web site, mrc.org.) Happy New Year!

Madness of King George Award

"It's like [President Bush] stuck a broomstick in [FDR's] wheelchair wheels."

—Newsweek's Jon Meacham, on MSNBC, discussing Bush's criticism of Franklin Roosevelt's Yalta deal with Stalin on post-WWII Europe

The Kanye West Award

"The dilatory performance of George Bush during the past week [after Hurricane Katrina] has been outrageous. . . . The churchgoing cultural populism of George Bush has given the United States an administration that worries about the House of Saud and the welfare of oil companies while the poor drown in their attics and their sons and daughters die in foreign deserts."

—Former New York Times editor Howell Raines, writing in the Los Angeles Times

Captain Dan the Forgery Man Award

"My principal problem was that I stuck by the [Memogate] story, I stuck by our people too long. I'm guilty of that. I believed in the story, and the facts of the story were correct. One supporting pillar of the story, albeit an important one, one supporting pillar was called into question. To this day, no one has proven whether it was purported to be or not. You know, I didn't give up on my people, our people. I didn't, and I won't. . . . The story was accurate."

—Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather, interviewed by Marvin Kalb on C-SPAN

Crazy Chris Award for Left-Wing Lunacy

"Are you considering running for Congress, Cindy? . . . I have to tell you, you sound more informed that most U.S. Congresspeople, so maybe you should run."

—MSNBC's Chris Matthews to antiwar activist Cindy Sheehan on Hardball

Barbra Streisand Celebrity Vacuity Award

"I hate the way they portray us in the media. If you see a black family, it says they're looting. See a white family, it says they're looking for food. . . . A lot of the people who could help are at war right now fighting another way, and they've given them permission to go down and shoot us. . . . George Bush doesn't care about black people."

— Rapper Kanye West during NBC's Concert for Hurricane Relief

Media Millionaire for Smaller Paychecks Award

"For years we have cut our taxes, cut our taxes and let the infrastructure throughout the country go, and this [Katrina damage] is just the first of a number of other crumbling things that are going to happen to us. . . . I'm not kidding."

— National Public Radio's Nina Totenberg, on Inside Washington

Politics of Meaninglessness Award

"It's been 11 days since two African-American teenagers were killed, electrocuted during a police chase, which prompted all of this."

—CNN anchor Carol Lin on the French riots. The two teens were French citizens of Tunisian origin, not Americans

What Liberal Media? Award

"I'm going out telling the story that I think is the biggest story of our time: how the right-wing media has become a partisan propaganda arm of the Republican National Committee. We have an ideological press that's interested in the election of Republicans, and a mainstream press that's interested in the bottom line. Therefore, we don't have a vigilant, independent press whose interest is the American people." —Former PBS host Bill Moyers, quoted by the Associated Press

Oh, That Liberal Media Award

Newsweek's Evan Thomas: "Is this attack [on public broadcasting's budget] going to make NPR a little less liberal?"

NPR's Nina Totenberg: "I don't think we're liberal to begin with, and I think if you would listen, Evan, you would know that."

Thomas: "I do listen to you, and you're not that liberal, but you're a little bit liberal." — Exchange on "Inside Washington"


'Baghdad Bob' Was Right Award

"I think there's going to be a bloodbath on Sunday. . . . All over the place, especially in Baghdad and a few other cities." —Fox News Channel's Steve Harrigan,

just back from Iraq, two days before Iraq's largely peaceful election

Quote of the Year

CBS "Memogate" producer Mary Mapes: "I'm perfectly willing to believe those documents are forgeries if there's proof I haven't seen."

ABC's Brian Ross: "But isn't it the other way around? Don't you have to prove they're authentic?"

Mapes: "Well, I think that's what critics of the story would say. . . . I think they have not been proved to be false yet."

Ross: "Have they proved to be authentic, though? Isn't that really what journalists do?"

Mapes: "No, I don't think that's the standard."

—Exchange on Good Morning America

Decisions 08's Jackass of the Year here

Friday, December 30, 2005

And Justice for all......Leaks

YO YO YO.......I am running second! A vote for Atlas is a vote for Justice heh

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department has opened an investigation into the leak of classified information about President Bush’s secret domestic spying program,Spy_1 Justice officials said Friday. The officials, who requested anonymity because of the sensitivity of the probe, said the inquiry will focus on disclosures to The New York Times about warrantless surveillance conducted by the National Security Agency since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

The Times revealed the existence of the program two weeks ago in a front-page story that acknowledged the news had been withheld from publication for a year, partly at the request of the administration and partly because the newspaper wanted more time to confirm various aspects of the program.

Hattip Malkin and Stop the ACLU

If the media puts a fraction of the spotlight on this act of treason as they did on the Plame nonsense, there will put traitors indicted for acts of treason. Think about it.

I, for one, want to rid the CIA, FBI, and NSA of careerists underminding the war effort and the Bush administration

Here's a letter written by C Max's (big) brother to CNN.com - Inquiry into leak of NSA spying program launched. The men and women. that make America great read this blog.

 
 
I can see tomorrow's NYT editorial already. You will see such standard
Liberal buzz words as: Nixonian, plumbers, chilling effect, intimidation, free speech, civil liberties, police state, invasive, privacy, and yadda yadda yadda. The NYT doesn't give a flying F about anybody's privacy or civil rights when they urge on a Democrat hack prosecutor to indict Bush Administration people for the "non-crime of a non-outing of a non-agent" as Hitchens so wonderfully put it. However, they think it's inappropriate for the government to investigate who is treasonously leaking valuable info to the press (in the middle of a war for our very survival) for the sole purpose of hurting Bush politically. Perhaps the NYT will be happy when Osama and boys hit NYC with a nuke. People who are vaporized DON'T HAVE ANY CIVIL LIBERTIES ANYMORE BECAUSE THEY'VE JUST LOST THE MOST IMPORTANT ONE-THE RIGHT TO LIFE, YOU LIBERAL JACKASSES. I am totally sick of these jerks in the press. I still think the names that will come out as the leakers will be Jay Rockefeller and Judge Robertson. If so, "Book 'em Danno, treason 1."

UPDATE: Taranto is priceless today;

Cock-a-Doodle-Doo
The chickens are coming home to roost on West 43rd Street, Reuters reports from Washington:

The U.S. Justice Department is investigating who disclosed a secret domestic eavesdropping operation approved by President George W. Bush after the September 11 attacks, officials said on Friday.

"We are opening an investigation into the unauthorised disclosure of classified materials related to the NSA," an official said on condition of anonymity.

Earlier this month, Bush acknowledged the program and called its disclosure to The New York Times "a shameful act." He said he presumed the Justice Department would investigate who leaked the National Security Agency eavesdropping operation to the newspaper.

The Times, as we noted in February, has of late been a strong proponent of such investigations. When Joe Wilson charged that someone in the administration had "leaked" the name of his wife, CIA analyst Valerie Plame, who he falsely implied was a covert agent, the Times urged the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate what it called an "abuse of power."

The Times got its wish, and more than it bargained for. The paper somehow expected prosecutors not to compel testimony from the recipients of the "leak," the beneficiaries of the purported "abuse of power"--that is, journalists. But it's hard to see how you can investigate a crime (or, in the case of the Plame kerfuffle, a "crime") that consists of giving information to journalists, without questioning journalists.

One of the Times' own reporters, Judith Miller, went to jail rather than reveal her source. No, scratch that. She went to jail, spent three months there, then revealed her source. As Mickey Kaus noted in October:

The message sent to every prosecutor in the country is "Don't believe journalists who say they will never testify. A bit of hard time and they just might find a reason to change their minds. Judy Miller did."

If we were James Risen or Erich Lichtblau, who broke the NSA story for the Times, we'd be nervous.

But Who'll Probe the Leak-Probe Leakers?

"The officials, who requested anonymity because of the sensitivity of the probe, said the inquiry will focus on disclosures to The New York Times about warrantless surveillance conducted by the National Security Agency since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks."--Associated Press, Dec. 30

ABC's Access of Evil

Did you vote for Atlas today and everyday?

Now ABC's Woodruff is set to broadcast from Iran. What kind of deal did ABC - home of the notorious terror loving Peter Jennings- make to gain this kind of access in Iran?

Are they going to paint the largest state sponsor of terrorism as a big misunderstood teddy bear who only wants nukes for "peaceful"purposes while sitting on some of largest oil reserves in the Middle East. You and I both know how controlling and barbaric Iran is. ABC will report exactly what Iran wants them to report.

ABC will surely be aiding and abetting Nuclear Iran............and  What is the relationship between al-Jazeera, al Qaeda and America's TV networks?

You must remember the deal the networks made, particularly CNN, with Saddam to have access to Iraq under his totalitarian regime. They were complicit in his crimes against humanity by virtue of their silence. This disgusting story here in the Wall Street Journal and below

CNN admits that knowledge of murder, torture, and planned assassinations wereDevil suppressed in order to maintain CNN's Baghdad bureau.

In a shocking New York Times opinion piece, CNN's chief news executive Eason Jordan has admitted that for the past decade the network has systematically covered up stories of Iraqi atrocities. Reports of murder, torture, and planned assassinations were suppressed in order to maintain CNN's Baghdad bureau.

Read Jordan's op-ed at New York Times

Jordan has not always been so candid -- nor honest. Just six months ago on public radio, when challenged regarding the veracity of CNN's Baghdad reports, Jordan stated:

"CNN has demonstrated again and again that it has a spine; that it's prepared to be forthright... we work very hard to report forthrightly, to report fairly and to report accurately and if we ever determine we cannot do that, then we would not want to be there [in Iraq]." Here are the transcripts

The deal? Keep silent and you can stay...............and so they did while thousands died. How they sleep at night I'll never know. No Craig, Sorry if my point was obscured by the CNN horror story.
I reran the CNN piece to point out what lengths a network will go to to gain "access" to despotic regimes. CNN was an accessory to mass murder just so that they could maintain a presence in Iran.

Do you really think that the brutal America hating, Jew Hating, West hating regime is going to give ABC access to the Kurds, the dissidents, the jails, the oppressed, the nuclear enrichment facilities? I mean really.

A tale of two stories: Same story,  check out the spin.........

North Korea to Ban Food Aid
NPR Fri, 30 Dec 2005 5:39 AM PST
Officials in North Korea have announced that they are now prohibiting the foreign help sought during famine in the 1990s. The U.N. World Food Program is shutting down factories, preparing specially fortified biscuits, and closing down offices. Susan Stamberg talks to United Nations' Anthony Banbury.

North Korea In Depth
ABC Asia Pacific
The United States has announced the suspension of its food aid programme to North Korea.The UN World Food Program had been feeding up to 6.5 million North Koreans. [Reuters]

hmmm, ABC eh? Didn't they just sign to report their evening news from Iran? One can only begin to imagine the wonderful stories ABC will concoct to maintain access.

UPDATE: Media bias redux

I am sure you've seen the piece splashed all over the world about the teenage boy in Fort Lauderdale (hey that's where I am, I would have joined him but he didn't blog it!) - that flew to Iraq without his parents, or anyone knowing anything about it.

Reader C max points out;

Essay by U.S. Teen Who Went to Iraq - Yahoo! News

FOX News also published the essay.  But notice how the BBC carefully DISGUISES the reason why Hassan felt compelled to go to Iraq.  In fact, the sound byte from Hassan's dad makes it sound as if he went there as some sort of anti-war protest.  Most of the print articles I have seen have been jocked almost word for word from the BBC story linked below:
 
 
The result?  Nobody seems to know that this kid went there to spread the word that America, and democracy are good.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

The Spy Who Loved Me

Apparently the FISA court was  denying or modifying Bush's wiretapping requests at Spy9815 unprecedented  rate, and that is why he went around them. More here and here

Hmmmmmmmm, more MSM lies eh?
Secret court modified wiretap requests 
Intervention may have led Bush to bypass panel

 Government records show that the administration was encountering unprecedented second-guessing by the secret federal surveillance court when President Bush decided to bypass the panel and order surveillance of U.S.-based terror suspects without the court's approval.

FDD weighs in on purely rational position:

SPY GAMES: If an al-Qaeda operative in Karachi phones someone in Paris, France, obviously the President would have the authority to listen to that conversation without a warrant.

But if an al-Qaeda operative in Karachi phones someone in Paris, Texas -- the President would not have that authority to listen to that conversation without a warrant?

Gathering evidence for use in a criminal proceeding is one thing -- and that should require a warrant.

But intelligence gathering is different. Evidence concerns a crime that has been committed. Intelligence is the collecting of clues about crimes that can still be prevented.

We're living in a different world and fighting a different kind of war. Adults in the U.S. Senate -- there are at least a few -- should back off the polemics and begin crafting legislation that balances 21st century national security needs with adequate protection of civil liberties.

John Schmidt, who severed in the Clinton Justice Department, provides a cogent analysis of this issue here.

David Rivkin and Lee Casey analyze the relevant laws here.

UPDATE: FISA vs. the Constitution, Congress can't usurp the president's power to spy on America's enemies. Robert Turner, Wall Street Journal

In the continuing saga of the surveillance "scandal," ........... in order, it is important to step back and put things in historical context.

America is at war with a dangerous enemy. Since 9/11, the president, our intelligence services and our military forces have done a truly extraordinary job--taking the war to our enemies and keeping them from conducting a single attack within this country (so far). But we are still very much at risk, and those who seek partisan political advantage by portraying efforts to monitor communications between suspected foreign terrorists and (often unknown) Americans as being akin to Nixon's "enemies lists" are serving neither their party nor their country.

Our Constitution is the supreme law, and it cannot be amended by a simple statute like the FISA law. Every modern president and every court of appeals that has considered this issue has upheld the independent power of the president to collect foreign intelligence without a warrant. The Supreme Court may ultimately clarify the competing claims; but until then, the president is right to continue monitoring the communications of our nation's declared enemies, even when they elect to communicate with people within our country.

Mr. Turner, co-founder of the Center for National Security Law at the University of Virginia School of Law, served as counsel to the President's Intelligence Oversight Board, 1982-84.

Read it all:  Here

Corruption and Bribing America's Finest Universities

WHERE IS RACHEL FISH?

Clifford D. May over at FDD
Spinning Harvard: Years ago, I attended the Russian Institute at Columbia University, one of aHarvard_2 number of elite schools meant to promote inquiry in regard to America's principal enemy of that era, the Soviet Union.

Imagine if the Russian Institute had been funded with millions of dollars from the Kremlin. Would that not have been an obvious and unacceptable conflict of interest?

Yet that is precisely the situation we are in today. America's principal enemy is the totalitarian ideology of Militant Islamism. And Saudi Arabia, whose state religion/ideology is Militant Islamism (in its Wahhabist variation), has for years been giving millions of dollars to American universities in order to influence scholars -- as well as the government analysts and diplomats they train.
Saudi Arabia's most recent "gift" is $40 million to Harvard and Georgetown.

Recently, there has been a brouhaha in Washington -- and rightfully so -- over revelations that some lobbyists have paid scholars at think tanks to write op-eds. Shouldn't the fortunes going from the Saudis to underwrite dubious scholarship be a much bigger controversy?

Why do you suppose that is not the case?

My question is, when did America's universities become such whores? Where is the higher ground? Where is the moral compass? Dispicable. There should be Rachel Fish training in every one of our middle and high schools.

Monday, December 26, 2005

FAVORITE OXYMORON: RESPONSIBLE INTELLECTUAL

 From US NEWS

The NEST is using scanners to look for traces of radiation....apparently setting up scanners outside of Muslim sites, without warrants.  Some legal scholars think this is illegal, basing their opinion on Supreme Court cases that stated that it was an "unreasonable search" to scan for heat signatures using infra red scanners (cops would scan for excess heat in an effort to find indoor marijuana cultivation)
Hatip Tip Hugh at the Sulla Institute.

Someone ought to tlell those legal scholars not to worry.......it's smooth sailing once those Radical Islmonazis saw through their  jugulars.

Intellectual giants are often paralyzed into inaction and the spinally challenged are no one to trust with the current World War.

Monthly Jihad Report (November, 2005) Jihad Attacks: 134 Dead Bodies: 716 Critically Injured: 1077

Jihad Cartoon on Islamist Websites Features Suicide Car Bombs, Political Assassination, and Terrorist Attacks

U.S. News and World Reports has given terrorists a heads-up by exposing a formerly clandestine government program that monitors radiation levels at mosques to intercept any nuclear material intended for use in a dirty bomb. The program makes perfect sense given that most terrorists are Muslims and mosques have proven to be prime storage locations for explosives and weapons, and for planning attacks. Religion of Peace

                                                    

Partial List of Enemy Attacks and Kill

9/20/05 Duluiyah 4 2 Four American contractors are murdered by Muslim radicals after their car takes a wrong turn.
9/19/05 India Doda 2 0 Two civilians are killed in their homes by the Mujahideen.
9/19/05 Kabardino-Balk. Nalchik 1 0 Mujahideen kill a Russian soldier in a terror attack. 9/19/05 Iraq Basra 1 0 Islamic extremists kidnap, torture, and kill a reporter for the New York Times.
9/19/05 India Takiya Sheikhpora 1 0 A villager has his throat slit by the Mujahideen.
9/19/05 Iraq Karbala 10 12 Two suicide bombers strike Shia pilgrims as they are walking on foot to a shrine. Ten are killed and at least a dozen injured.
9/19/05 Algeria Skikda 4 0 Islamic fundamentalists kill two civilians and two Algerian soldiers in a remote area.
9/18/05 Pakistan Wana 1 0 al-Qaeda shoots a 50-year-old schoolteacher to death.
9/18/05 Thailand Tanyong Limo 2 0 Militant Muslims stage a shooting attack on a tea shop, killing two men.
9/18/05 Iraq Kirkuk 4 3 Four Iraqi security force personnel are killed by a roadside bomb planted by Jihadis.
9/18/05 Iraq Baghdad 1 4 Sunnis open fire on a group of Shia civilians, killing at least one. 9/18/05 Afghanistan Khost 2 0 Two secruity officers are killed by the Taliban in an ambush. 9/17/05 Iraq Nahrawan 30 38 al-Qaeda murders thirty Shiites in a street bombing in an industrial area. About forty others are injured in the blast.
9/17/05 Iraq Baghdad 9 0 Sunni radicals kidnap and torture nine men before killing them exectution style.
9/17/05 Iraq Mushahada 3 1 A Jihad ambush on an Iraqi Parliament member leaves him and two civilians dead.
9/17/05 India Surankote 1 0 A civilian is abducted from his village and beheaded by the Mujahideen.
9/16/05 Iraq Baghdad 12 22 Five Jihad attacks leave about a dozen Iraqis dead and over twenty injured. 9/16/05 Chechnya Grozny 2 4 Muslim terrorists attack a police car on the city streets, killing an officer and a civilian.
9/16/05 Iraq Tuz 10 21 A suicidal Sunni kills himself and ten others outside a Shia mosque with a car bomb. Almost two dozen others are injured.
9/16/05 Lebanon Beirut 1 22 A bomb placed in a Christian neighborhood kills one man and injures twenty-two other people.
9/15/05 Thailand Narathiwat 1 1 Muslim terrorists shoot a former school teacher to death in front of his wife, who narrowly escapes with her life.
9/15/05 Afghanistan Ghazni 1 2 An Afghan interpretor is killed by the Taliban in a roadside attack.
9/15/05 India Tipri 2 0 The Mujahideen guns down two civilians in cold blood at their village. 9/15/05 Afghanistan Helmand 1 0 A candidate for election is pulled from his house and exectuted by religious extremists.
9/15/05 Iraq Karbala 3 0 Three Shia pilgrims on their way to a shrine are gunned down by Sunni radicals. 9/15/05 Thailand Yala 1 0 A 40-year-old man is killed by Muslim extremists on his way to work at a rubber plantation.
9/15/05 Iraq Mosul 1 3 A terrorist bomb explodes in a Shia mosque, killing the Imam and injuring three others.
9/15/05 Iraq Baghdad 23 32 Three Fedayeen suicide bombers kill at least twenty Iraqis and injure more than thirty more in a commercial district. Three bodies are found elsewhere. 9/14/05 Pakistan Quetta 1 0 Sunnis murder a Shia civilian.
9/14/05 Iraq Baghdad 134 300 'Holy Warrior' suicide bombers stage twelve separate attacks against Shia civilians (mostly day laborers looking for work). About one-hundred and thirty-five are slaughtered, with over three-hundred others injured.
9/14/05 Iraq Taji 17 0 Sunni gunmen invade Shia homes in the middle of the night, pulling seventeen men out and murdering them execution style.
9/14/05 Chechnya Argun 5 3 Islamic militants open fire on a group of Russian soldiers from a house, killing five.
9/14/05 Afghanistan Tirin Kot 3 4 Taliban extremists kill three civilians traveling in a car. Four others, including a child, are badly injured.
9/13/05 Algeria Sidi Daoud 3 0 Three Algerian troops are killed in an ambush by the Salafi Group for Preaching and Combat.
9/13/05 Afghanistan Zabul 1 0 An election official is captured and hanged by the Tali2/26/05 Iraq Dhabab 5 0 Five Iraqi soldiers are killed in a coordinated terror attack. 12/26/05 Iraq Buhriz 5 4 al-Qaeda slaughters five policemen at a checkpoint with rockets and mortars from point-blank range.
12/25/05 Iraq Kirkuk 2 7 Two civilians are killed by a terrorist car bombing.
12/25/05 Thailand Raman 2 0 Two members of the Buddhist minority are shot to death by Muslim militants on a road.
12/25/05 Thailand Bannag Sata 1 1 A man is killed and a woman seriously injured by Islamic gunmen while riding a motorcycle.
12/24/05 Iraq Baghdad 14 0 Seven civilians are gunned down by Jihadis in three separate attacks, while the bodies of seven others are found bound and executed.
12/24/05 Thailand Narathiwat 1 0 A 46-year-old school guard is cut down in a hail of automatic weapons fire from Muslim extremists.
12/24/05 Pakistan Tank 1 0 Islamists kill the nephew of a pro-government leader at a market. 12/23/05 Chechnya Grozny 9 4 The lives of nine people are cut short by Mujahideen terrorists in three attacks over 24 hours.
12/23/05 Thailand Narathiwat 0 7 Islamists carbomb a tea shop, injuring at least seven people. 12/23/05 Iraq Adhaim 8 17 Eight Iraqi policemen are massacred when Jihadis open up on their checkpoint with rockets and automatic weapons.
12/23/05 Iraq Balad Ruz 10 4 A suicidal Sunni on a bicycle rides it up to a Shia mosque and detonates, killing ten innocents.
12/22/05 Iraq Iskandariyah 4 1 Sunni gunmen rake a passenger bus with machine-guns, killing at least four civilians.
12/22/05 Iraq Baghdad 4 6 Jihadis murder four policemen at a checkpoint with a barrage of automatic weapons fire. Six others are injured.
12/22/05 India Sopore 2 3 Al-Mansooran claims responsibility for a grenade attack that kills one person. Elsewhere (Guloora Handwara) a civilian is shot to death.
12/22/05 Pakistan Miranshah 2 0 Two more bullet-ridden victims of Islamic seminary students calling themselves the Taliban are found in a stream.
12/22/05 Iraq Baghdad 2 3 Two foreign civilians are killed in an IED terror attack.
12/21/05 Pakistan Wana 1 0 A man is abducted and beheaded by the local Taliban.
12/21/05 Pakistan Wana 3 1 Religious fundamentalists kill three men at a barbershop.
12/21/05 Thailand Yala 1 0 A 42-year-old man is gunned down by Islamists while walking home from work.
12/21/05 Thailand Yala 1 0 Muslim radicals shoot a 55-year-old Buddhist to death as he is working in his orchard.
12/20/05 Afghanistan Kabul 3 0 Three Afghan soldiers are killed in an ambush by religious extremists.
12/19/05 Iraq Baghdad 3 3 Three bodyguards of a politician are killed in a Jihad ambush on their car.
12/19/05 Iraq Baghdad 2 11 A suicidal religious extremist kills two people outside a children's hospital with a bomb.
12/19/05 Sudan Abu Surooj 20 16 Arab militias kill at least twenty villagers, including an elderly man, three women and two children.
12/19/05 Pakistan Miranshah 1 0 The Taliban abduct and behead a man, then hang his body from a pole while throwing the head into a cemetary.
12/18/05 Iraq Baghdad 6 13 Three attacks, including a Fedayeen bombing, leave four innocents dead and thirteen injured. The bodies of two people are recovered elsewhere.
12/18/05 Iraq Baghdad 3 2 A terrorist's roadside bomb kills two police officers and injures two. 12/17/05 Iraq Baladruz 3 1 A barbershop attack by fundamentalists leaves three dead and one injured.
12/17/05 Afghanistan Akhundkariz 3 0 Three policemen are killed when religious extremists storm a checkpoint.
12/17/05 Afghanistan Lashkargah 2 0 The Taliban murder an 18-year-old student and a school guard with automatic weapons.
12/16/05 India Kulgam 1 0 A woman is shot to death by Islamic militants. 12/16/05 India Jamia Mohalla 1 1 The Mujahideen open fire on a group of civilians, killing one and injuring another.
12/16/05 Israel Hebron 1 1 al-Aqsa fires on a passenger car carrying Israeli civilians, killing a 35-year-old man.
12/16/05 India Baramulla 2 0 Two civilians die in separate incidents. One is kidnapped and murdered, the other is killed with a grenade.
12/16/05 Iraq Parwana 5 2 Four children playing soccer are among five killed by Islamic insurgents mortaring a schoolyard. Two other children are injured.
12/16/05 Afghanistan Kabul 2 2 Two passersby are killed by a Fedayeen suicide car bomber. Two others are injured.
12/16/05 India Mohalla Jamia 2 0 The Mujahideen kills two villagers near their home. 12/15/05 Iraq Mosul 1 7 A polling station guard is killed when militants toss a grenade from a motorcycle.
12/15/05 Afghanistan Nad Ali 1 0 The Taliban drag a teacher out of his classrom and kill him for teaching girls. He had ignored previous warnings.
12/14/05 Afghanistan Kandahar 1 0 A pro-government cleric is assassinated by the Taliban as he is riding to work.
12/14/05 India Tanta 1 0 A student who refused to join the Mujahideen is kidnapped and shot to death.
12/13/05 Iraq Ramadi 1 0 An election candidate is gunned down by Jihadis while waiting for gas at a station.
12/13/05 Iraq Baghdad 4 0 Four American soldiers are killed in a roadside terror attack while in transport.
12/13/05 Philippines Patikul 2 11 Two Filipino soldiers are killed in a gunfight with Abu Sayyaf militants. 12/13/05 Pakistan Dera Bugti 3 6 Three members of a family, including a child, are killed when al-Qaeda-backed militants attack their home with a dozen rockets.
12/13/05 Pakistan Balochistan 1 0 A hotel owner is killed in a sectarian attack.
12/13/05 India Kashreyan 1 0 The Mujahideen gun down a civilian near his home. 12/12/05 Iraq Baghdad 10 31 Three Jihad attacks kill six people and the bodies of four abductees are discovered.
12/12/05 Lebanon Mkalles 4 30 Christian reporter is assassinated by a car bombing that kills three other people. Thirty innocents are injured in the blast.
12/11/05 Iraq Baiji 2 1 Sunni gunmen attack a car carrying off-duty Iraqi soldiers, killing two. 12/11/05 India Chandilora 1 0 A shopowner is killed in his place of business by Muslim terrorists.
12/10/05 Pakistan North Waziristan 2 0 The Taliban kill two more people, decapitating them and hanging their bodies upside down from pylons.
12/10/05 Iraq Tikrit 1 0 An Egyptian man working to build a medical clinic is kidnapped and murdered by Islamic insurgents.
12/10/05 Iraq Mosul 2 1 Terrorists kill two civilians with a roadside bomb. 12/10/05 Afghanistan Nazarjusth 7 6 Seven policemen are killed when religious extremists stage an assault on their compound.
12/10/05 Iraq Mosul 1 1 Two campaign workers are shot while hanging posters. 12/9/05 Afghanistan Zabul 1 2 The Taliban attack a remote checkpoint, killing a policeman and injuring two others.
12/9/05 Iraq Baghdad 3 0 Two men are killed by Islamic insurgents. The body of a kidnapped intelligence officer is found in Balad.
12/8/05 Bangladesh Netrakona 6 100 A Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh suicide bomber kills six people working in a Communist Party office.
12/8/05 Pakistan Jandola 12 40 Twelve people are killed when a planted bomb rips through a hotel restaurant. Forty others are injured.
12/8/05 Bangladesh Gangni 1 10 Bombing at a traffic crossing kills one person and leaves ten others injured.
12/8/05 Afghanistan Helmand 1 2 Taliban extremists attack a police patrol, killing one officer. 12/8/05 Afghanistan Khost 4 1 Two civilians are among four people reported killed by the Taliban.
12/8/05 Iraq Baghdad 32 44 A 'Holy Warrior' blows apart more than thirty passengers on a packed bus, including women and children, as they are prepared to travel home for the weekend.
12/8/05 Iraq Baghdad 1 0 The Islamic Army of Iraq claims to have executed an unarmed American civilian abducted earlier.
12/8/05 Israel Kalandiya 1 0 A 20-year-old Israeli soldier is fatally stabbed in the neck by an al-Aqsa terrorist at a point of entry.
12/8/05 India Gandoh 1 0 A security guard at a civilian residence is shot and killed at point blank range by a Muslim terrorist.
12/7/05 Russia Ingushetia 0 9 Nine Russians manning a checkpoint are injured when Jihad gunmen open fire.
12/7/05 Iraq Kirkuk 3 5 Three hospital guards are gunned down on the job by terrorists. 12/6/05 Iraq Fallujah 9 0 Nine bodies of civilians are found, bound and executed.
12/6/05 Iraq Baghdad 3 20 Three people at a café are murdered by a Fedayeen suicide bomber. Twenty other patrons are injured. 12/6/05 Iraq Shorkat 3 0 Jihadis gun down three employees of an Iraqi oil company as they are driving home.
12/6/05 Pakistan Wana 2 0 Two Pakistani soldiers are kidnapped and beheaded by Islamic fundamentalists.
12/6/05 Pakistan Miranshah 7 0 The Taliban kill seven tribesmen in their homes, later mutilating and hanging the bodies from utility poles.
12/6/05 Iraq Baghdad 43 73 Two al-Qaeda suicide bombers walk into separate classrooms at a police academy and slaughter more than forty students. Over seventy others are injured. 12/6/05 Thailand Narathiwat 1 0 A cleric is gunned down by Islamists on a motorcycle. 12/5/05 Afghanistan Marja 3 2 Two civilians are among three dead in a drive-by Taliban shooting.
12/5/05 India Nambalhar 1 1 A civilian is killed in a Mujahideen attack.
12/5/05 Pakistan Karachi 1 0 A Sunni cleric is killed in a sectarian attack while buying food at a store.
12/5/05 Iraq Rutba 11 0 The bodies of eleven civilians are found, bound and executed.
12/5/05 Israel Netanya 5 47 Five Israelis are murdered at the entrance to a shopping mall by a bomber from the militant group, 'Islamic Jihad'.
12/4/05 Pakistan Shakai 1 0 al-Qaeda backed militants kill a Pakistani soldier.
12/4/05 Iraq Baghdad 3 26 Two civilians are killed by a bomb planted under a car on a city street. Elsewhere in the city, a Shiite cleric is gunned down.
12/4/05 Afghanistan Kandahar 1 2 A civilian is killed by a suicide bomber. Two others are injured. 12/4/05 Egypt Cairo 1 0 Christian pastor killed following threats.
12/3/05 Iraq Adhaim 19 2 Iraqi soldiers are ambushed by terrorists while in transport. Nineteen are killed.
12/2/05 Iraq Fallujah 10 11 Ten U.S. Marines are senselessly killed by Islamic terrorists in a bombing attack on a courtyard.
12/2/05 Afghanistan Shah Wali Kot 3 3 A district chief is killed in a Taliban roadside bombing along with two other Afghans.
12/2/05 Pakistan Balochistan 1 0 A Sunni group, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, takes credit for killing a Shia cleric in front of his home.
12/2/05 India Karam Katha 1 0 A man is kidnapped and murdered by the Mujahideen.
12/2/05 India Pattan 1 0 Islamic militants shoot a teacher to death by the side of the road. 12/2/05 India Chuntimulla 1 0 The Mujahideen enter the house of a widow and shoot her to death.
12/2/05 Afghanistan Helmand 1 5 A Taliban ambush on a police vehicle leaves one officer dead. 12/1/05 India Challi Dangri 2 0 Two boys are killed by a landmine planted by Islamic militants. 12/1/05 Iraq Zaghneya 1 0 A Shiite leader is killed in a sectarian drive-by attack.
12/1/05 Iraq Rutba 5 0 The bodies of four men, bound and executed, are found. In Basra, radicals kill an Iraqi translator.
12/1/05 Pakistan Miran Shah 2 0 Two innocent victims of a bomb-making cell are a teenage student and a 5-year-old boy.
12/1/05 Bangladesh Gazipur 2 30 An Islamist straps a bomb to his leg then detonates it in a DA's office, killing two other people.

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Monday, December 19, 2005

A Plan for Damn Iran

Let us not take our eye off the 800 lb nuclear elephant in the room, despite the LLL media'sElephant_in_living_room inability to see it. Make no mistake about it, The New York Times achieved it's goal the day after the Iraqi elections with it's manufactured "eavesdrop" story. They managed to undermine renewal of the Patriot act and change  the national dialog in one fell swoop. We went from watching   breathtaking historic events of monumental proportion, the incredible birth of democracy in what was once part of the oppressive, despotic successor to the Ottoman Empire,  to the shrieking of a thumbsucker's puerile temper tantrum.

If that weren't bad enough we now have Barbara Boxer calling for national hearings, that much beloved  leftard tool. These hearings accomplish nothing but give otherwise impossible-to-get huge chunks of airtime for the Boxer (and her ilk) burlesque show of flailing arms, graphs, whining, preening, self congratulating delusions and base gutless stupidity (not to mention mendacity of the most irrational). I certainly won't hold my breath waiting for the left to call for hearings to investigate the leak at the NSA or CIA or FBI to determine who committed the act of treason. NO PLAME immediacy here, now that was a text book example of a manufactured distraction ploy.

Even that 9/11 commission was utter bullshit. Handling Reno like some Blanche DuBois inspired mental patient while attempting to publicly flog Rice. Ridiculous in its narcissism and impotency. Republican bashing galore and not a word about ABLE DANGER? yeah ok.

Unwarranted Outrage The Times blew our cover (hat tip never Forget)

Anyway, reader Marc sent me this from Heritage and I think it's a damn fine plan (see his comment here). Get out your pens, cursors, or homing pigeons and start writing those pompous asses in DC;

Here is a summary of the five steps proposed in the Heritage plan:

Recommendation #1: Push the IAEA to Refer Iran’s Violations of Its Nuclear Safeguard Agreements to the U.N. Security Council at the IAEA Board of Governors’ Next Meeting
Recommendation #2: Forge a Coalition to Impose Targeted Economic Sanctions on Iran
Recommendation #3: Rally International Support for Iran’s Democratic Opposition
Recommendation #4: Mount a Public Diplomacy Campaign to Explain to the Iranian People How the Regime’s Hard-line Policies Hurt Their Economic and National Interests
Recommendation #5: Mobilize Allies to Contain and Deter Iran
Recommendation #6: Prepare for the Last Resort

I’d like to think that there will actually be support in the U.S. government for steps #3 to #6 in the near future, but I doubt it. In the meantime, readers may want to check out step #2, which describes a way to take some possibly effective action through lobbying the U.S. Congress: “Although Iran is one of the world’s leading oil exporters, it is also an importer of gasoline due to mismanagement and inadequate investment in its refinery infrastructure. Representatives Mark Kirk (R–IL) and Robert Andrews (D–NJ), the leaders of the House Iran Working Group, have proposed a ban on gasoline exports to Iran. International support for such sanctions, particularly if supported by the Arab states of the Persian Gulf, would drive up the prices of Iranian gasoline and underscore to the Iranian people the shortsightedness of Iran’s ruling regime”.

I intend to email my congressman tonight to ask that he support the Kirk/Andrews proposal. I will cc my friends and hope that Atlas Shrugs readers will consider doing the same.

On a related topic, Blert on Monday, December 19, 2005 at 04:02 AM,may well be correct that the U.S. is at greater risk than Israel from Iranian WMDs. I’ve seen several reports in the media indicating that Israel has significantly better customs and border security than the U.S. (no real surprise there). Based on those reports, I’d guess it would be easier for the Iranians to sneak a WMD in a container into a U.S. harbor than into Haifa harbor.

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Sunday, December 18, 2005

PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS TO THE NATION

THE PRESIDENT: Good evening.  Three days ago, in large numbers, Iraqis went to the polls to choose their own leaders -- a landmark day in the history of liberty.  In the coming weeks, the ballots will be counted, a new government formed, and a people who suffered in tyranny for so long will become full members of the free world.

This election will not mean the end of violence.  But it is the beginning of something new:  constitutional democracy at the heart of the Middle East.  And this vote -- 6,000 miles away, in a vital region of the world -- means that America has an ally of growing strength in the fight against terror.

All who had a part in this achievement -- Iraqis, and Americans and our coalition partners -- can be proud.  Yet our work is not done. There is more testing and sacrifice before us.  I know many Americans have questions about the cost and direction of this war.  So tonight I want to talk to you about how far we have come in Iraq, and the path that lies ahead.

From this office, nearly three years ago, I announced the start of military operations in Iraq.  Our coalition confronted a regime that defied United Nations Security Council resolutions, violated a cease-fire agreement, sponsored terrorism, and possessed, we believed, weapons of mass destruction.  After the swift fall of Baghdad, we found mass graves filled by a dictator; we found some capacity to restart programs to produce weapons of mass destruction, but we did not find those weapons. [check Syria Mr President - Atlas]

It is true that Saddam Hussein had a history of pursuing and using weapons of mass destruction.  It is true that he systematically concealed those programs, and blocked the work of U.N. weapons inspectors.  It is true that many nations believed that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction.  But much of the intelligence turned out to be wrong.  As your President, I am responsible for the decision to go into Iraq.  Yet it was right to remove Saddam Hussein from power.

He was given an ultimatum -- and he made his choice for war.  And the result of that war was to rid a -- the world of a murderous dictator who menaced his people, invaded his neighbors, and declared America to be his enemy. Saddam Hussein, captured and jailed, is still the same raging tyrant -- only now without a throne.  His power to harm a single man, woman, or child is gone forever.  And the world is better for it.

Since the removal of Saddam, this war, like other wars in our history, has been difficult.  The mission of American troops in urban raids and desert patrols, fighting Saddam loyalists and foreign terrorists, has brought danger and suffering and loss. This loss has caused sorrow for our whole nation -- and it has led some to ask if we are creating more problems than we're solving.

That is an important question, and the answer depends on your view of the war on terror. If you think the terrorists would become peaceful if only America would stop provoking them, then it might make sense to leave them alone.

This is not the threat I see.  I see a global terrorist movement that exploits Islam in the service of radical political aims -- a vision in which books are burned, and women are oppressed, and all dissent is crushed.  Terrorist operatives conduct their campaign of murder with a set of declared and specific goals -- to de-moralize free nations, to drive us out of the Middle East, to spread an empire of fear across that region, and to wage a perpetual war against America and our friends.  These terrorists view the world as a giant battlefield -- and they seek to attack us wherever they can.  This has attracted al Qaeda to Iraq, where they are attempting to frighten and intimidate America into a policy of retreat.

The terrorists do not merely object to American actions in Iraq and elsewhere, they object to our deepest values and our way of life.  And if we were not fighting them in Iraq, in Afghanistan, in Southeast Asia, and in other places, the terrorists would not be peaceful citizens, they would be on the offense, and headed our way.

September the 11th, 2001 required us to take every emerging threat to our country seriously, and it shattered the illusion that terrorists attack us only after we provoke them.  On that day, we were not in Iraq, we were not in Afghanistan, but the terrorists attacked us anyway -- and killed nearly 3,000 men, women, and children in our own country.  My conviction comes down to this:  We do not create terrorism by fighting the terrorists.  We invite terrorism by ignoring themAnd we will defeat the terrorists by capturing and killing them abroad, removing their safe havens, and strengthening new allies like Iraq and Afghanistan in the fight we share.

The work in Iraq has been especially difficult -- more difficult than we expected.  Reconstruction efforts and the training of Iraqi security forces started more slowly than we hoped.  We continue to see violence and suffering, caused by an enemy that is determined and brutal, unconstrained by conscience or the rules of war.

Some look at the challenges in Iraq and conclude that the war is lost, and not worth another dime or another day. I don't believe that. [me neither - Atlas] Our military commanders do not believe that.  Our troops in the field, who bear the burden and make the sacrifice, do not believe that America has lost.  And not even the terrorists believe it. We know from their own communications that they feel a tightening noose, and fear the rise of a democratic Iraq.

The terrorists will continue to have the coward's power to plant roadside bombs and recruit suicide bombers.  And you will continue to see the grim results on the evening news.  This proves that the war is difficult -- it doesn't mean that we are losing.  Behind the images of chaos that terrorists create for the cameras, we are making steady gains with a clear objective in view.

America, our coalition, and Iraqi leaders are working toward the same goal -- a democratic Iraq that can defend itself, that will never again be a safe haven for terrorists, and that will serve as a model of freedom for the Middle East.

We have put in place a strategy to achieve this goal -- a strategy I've been discussing in detail over the last few weeks.  This plan has three critical elements.

First, our coalition will remain on the offense -- finding and clearing out the enemy, transferring control of more territory to Iraqi units, and building up the Iraqi security forces so they can increasingly lead the fight. At this time last year, there were only a handful of Iraqi army and police battalions ready for combat.  Now, there are more than 125 Iraqi combat battalions fighting the enemy, more than 50 are taking the lead, and we have transferred more than a dozen military bases to Iraqi control.

Second, we're helping the Iraqi government establish the institutions of a unified and lasting democracy, in which all of Iraq's people are included and represented.  Here also, the news is encouraging.  Three days ago, more than 10 million Iraqis went to the polls -- including many Sunni Iraqis who had boycotted national elections last January. Iraqis of every background are recognizing that democracy is the future of the country they love -- and they want their voices heard. One Iraqi, after dipping his finger in the purple ink as he cast his ballot, stuck his finger in the air and said: "This is a thorn in the eyes of the terrorists."  Another voter was asked, "Are you Sunni or Shia?"  And he responded, "I am Iraqi."

Third, after a number of setbacks, our coalition is moving forward with a reconstruction plan to revive Iraq's economy and infrastructure -- and to give Iraqis confidence that a free life will be a better life. Today in Iraq, seven in 10 Iraqis say their lives are going well, and nearly two-thirds expect things to improve even more in the year ahead.  Despite the violence, Iraqis are optimistic -- and that optimism is justified.

In all three aspects of our strategy -- security, democracy, and reconstruction -- we have learned from our experiences, and fixed what has not worked.  We will continue to listen to honest criticism, and make every change that will help us complete the mission.
Yet there is a difference between honest critics who recognize what is wrong, and defeatists who refuse to see that anything is right.

Defeatism may have its partisan uses, but it is not justified by the facts. For every scene of destruction in Iraq, there are more scenes of rebuilding and hope.  For every life lost, there are countless more lives reclaimed.  And for every terrorist working to stop freedom in Iraq, there are many more Iraqis and Americans working to defeat them.  My fellow citizens:  Not only can we win the war in Iraq, we are winning the war in Iraq.

It is also important for every American to understand the consequences of pulling out of Iraq before our work is done.  We would abandon our Iraqi friends and signal to the world that America cannot be trusted to keep its word.  We would undermine the morale of our troops by betraying the cause for which they have sacrificed.  We would cause the tyrants in the Middle East to laugh at our failed resolve, and tighten their repressive grip.  We would hand Iraq over to enemies who have pledged to attack us and the global terrorist movement would be emboldened and more dangerous than ever beforeTo retreat before victory would be an act of recklessness and dishonor, and I will not allow it. 
[Damn! I love that man -Atlas]

We're approaching a new year, and there are certain things all Americans can expect to see.  We will see more sacrifice -- from our military, their families, and the Iraqi people.  We will see a concerted effort to improve Iraqi police forces and fight corruption.  We will see the Iraqi military gaining strength and confidence, and the democratic process moving forward. As these achievements come, it should require fewer American troops to accomplish our mission.  I will make decisions on troop levels based on the progress we see on the ground and the advice of our military leaders -- not based on artificial timetables set by politicians in Washington.  Our forces in Iraq are on the road to victory -- and that is the road that will take them home.

In the months ahead, all Americans will have a part in the success of this war.  Members of Congress will need to provide resources for our military. Our men and women in uniform, who have done so much already, will continue their brave and urgent work.  And tonight, I ask all of you listening to carefully consider the stakes of this war, to realize how far we have come and the good we are doing, and to have patience in this difficult, noble, and necessary cause.

I also want to speak to those of you who did not support my decision to send troops to Iraq:  I have heard your disagreement, and I know how deeply it is felt.  Yet now there are only two options before our country -- victory or defeat. And the need for victory is larger than any president or political party, because the security of our people is in the balance. I don't expect you to support everything I do, but tonight I have a request: Do not give in to despair, and do not give up on this fight for freedom.

Americans can expect some things of me, as well.  My most solemn responsibility is to protect our nation, and that requires me to make some tough decisions.  I see the consequences of those decisions when I meet wounded servicemen and women who cannot leave their hospital beds, but summon the strength to look me in the eye and say they would do it all over again. I see the consequences when I talk to parents who miss a child so much -- but tell me he loved being a soldier, he believed in his mission, and, Mr. President, finish the job.

I know that some of my decisions have led to terrible loss  -- and not one of those decisions has been taken lightly. [not near the loss had you not taken those actions Mr. President - Atlas] I know this war is controversial -- yet being your President requires doing what I believe is right and accepting the consequences.  And I have never been more certain that America's actions in Iraq are essential to the security of our citizens, and will lay the foundation of peace for our children and grandchildren.

Next week, Americans will gather to celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah.  Many families will be praying for loved ones spending this season far from home -- in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other dangerous places.  Our nation joins in those prayers. We pray for the safety and strength of our troops.  We trust, with them, in a love that conquers all fear, in a light that reaches the darkest corners of the Earth.  And we remember the words of the Christmas carol, written during the Civil War: "God is not dead, nor [does] He sleep; the Wrong shall fail, the Right prevail, with peace on Earth, goodwill to men."

Thank you, and good night. [no no thank you, on behalf of myself, my four little Atlases, my leftarded countrymen and my fellow warriors, thank you Mr. President - Atlas]

The lefties cry no matter what. The President is doing a helluva job making sure they are free to whine, cry, commit treason, and undermine the country.

More pearls from those geniuses here

UPDATE December 19th: The blogosphere weighs in on the President's Speech at Pajama Media here 

Hitchens: Bush Crippled by Agency 'Fratricide'

Continue reading "PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS TO THE NATION" »

Saturday, December 17, 2005

PATRIOT ACT: The Dhimmicrats Kill One of The Single Most Effective Weapons Against Terror, SEE RINO VIDEO HERE

Patriottoon George W is a victim of his own success. The  spineless little girls that call themselves Democrats have not renewed key provisions the Patriot Act due to expire at the end of this month.. They are aligning themselves with CAIR (the Council of Islamic Relations). Imagine that. You couldn't write fiction like this! President Bush has done such an extraordinary job of protecting Americans, that the Dhemmis have the gall, the utter hubris to tempt fate. FOOLS! Just because we haven't had an attack since 9/11, do these asshats believe "it's safe"? Can you see the barbarians laughing their asses off in their airless caves? The Vote 52 to 47.
One of our most effective weapons on the War on Radical Islamofascism is also under attack again from the largest muslim group in America. CAIR Launches Patriot Act Blog. CAIR is a dangerous organization. 
 

CAIR's blog, located at CAIRPatriotAct, offers information about the unsupervised domestic surveillance powers contained in the legislation and suggests ways in which voters can express their concerns to elected officials. It will be updated daily with new information. (Automatic updates can be sent to newsreader software using the Atom URL: CAIRPatriotAct ATOM.  For newsreader information, go to: www.AtomEnabled.org) [they are certainly using all the up-to-the-minute state of the art technology - American ingenuity at its very best - Atlas]

REMEMBER THE PATRIOT ACT HAS NEVER BEEN ABUSED.

Here are the NOs:

The 52-47 roll call by which the Senate voted to reject reauthorization of several provisions of the USA Patriot Act. Sixty votes were needed to overcome a filibuster of the bill.

On this vote, a "yes" vote was a vote to end the filibuster and a "no" vote was a vote to continue a filibuster.
Voting "yes" were 2 Democrats and 50 Republicans.
Voting "no" were 41 Democrats, 5 Republicans and one independent.

Democrats Yes

Johnson, S.D.; Nelson, Neb.


Democrats No

Akaka, Hawaii; Baucus, Mont.; Bayh, Ind.; Biden, Del.; Bingaman, N.M.; Boxer, Calif.; Byrd, W.Va.; Cantwell, Wash.; Carper, Del.; Clinton, N.Y.; Conrad, N.D.; Corzine, N.J.; Dayton, Minn.; Dorgan, N.D.; Durbin, Ill.; Feingold, Wis.; Feinstein, Calif.; Harkin, Iowa; Inouye, Hawaii; Kennedy, Mass.; Kerry, Mass.; Kohl, Wis.; Landrieu, La.; Lautenberg, N.J.; Leahy, Vt.; Levin, Mich.; Lieberman, Conn.; Lincoln, Ark.; Mikulski, Md.; Murray, Wash.; Nelson, Fla.; Obama, Ill.; Pryor, Ark.; Reed, R.I.; Reid, Nev.; Rockefeller, W.Va.; Salazar, Colo.; Sarbanes, Md.; Schumer, N.Y.; Stabenow, Mich.; Wyden, Ore.

Democrats Not Voting

Dodd, Conn.

Republicans Yes

Alexander, Tenn.; Allard, Colo.; Allen, Va.; Bennett, Utah; Bond, Mo.; Brownback, Kan.; Bunning, Ky.; Burns, Mont.; Burr, N.C.; Chafee, R.I.; Chambliss, Ga.; Coburn, Okla.; Cochran, Miss.; Coleman, Minn.; Collins, Maine; Cornyn, Texas; Crapo, Idaho; DeMint, S.C.; DeWine, Ohio; Dole, N.C.; Domenici, N.M.; Ensign, Nev.; Enzi, Wyo.; Graham, S.C.; Grassley, Iowa; Gregg, N.H.; Hatch, Utah; Hutchison, Texas; Inhofe, Okla.; Isakson, Ga.; Kyl, Ariz.; Lott, Miss.; Lugar, Ind.; Martinez, Fla.; McCain, Ariz.; McConnell, Ky.; Roberts, Kan.; Santorum, Pa.; Sessions, Ala.; Shelby, Ala.; Smith, Ore.; Snowe, Maine; Specter, Pa.; Stevens, Alaska; Talent, Mo.; Thomas, Wyo.; Thune, S.D.; Vitter, La.; Voinovich, Ohio; Warner, Va.

Republicans NoRino_2
Craig, Idaho; Frist, Tenn.; Hagel, Neb.; Murkowski, Alaska; Sununu, N.H
.
Senator Frist's "no" vote was a procedural one, so he can bring it up for a vote again~~Never Forget]

Others No  Jeffords, Vt.
 When asked: Ashcroft on the Patriot Act 12/01/05

"There has been not been one single case in America............Diane Feinstein testified before the Senate committee that she had received 20,000 letters complaining about everything from soup to nuts and Feinstein had her staff go through every one of those letters. And not one , not one even simple case of abuse. Not one. And Feinstien called the ACLU and asked them for a specific example and she said they couldn't name one."

"The Patriot Act was very helpful to us in the Lackawanna case. in the Cortland [the 2003 trial charging subjects with material support to Al Queda in Portland, Oregon. This exceptional investigation by the FBI and other agencies is described on the FBI Portland Field office web site hat tip MarcH] it's helpful in lowering the barrier between law enforcement and intelligence and allows for the prosecution of individuals charged in the murder of American citizens in Israel in buses that were blown up in Israel...................."

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties group, has 31 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. CAIR has been named as a Defendant in 9/11 Terror Lawsuit .

Pulling down the "firewall" dividing law enforcement and intelligence agencies.
This may sound technical, but it greatly enhanced American capabilities. For years, legal investigators pursued information that their colleagues in the intelligence agencies already had. It was like "having your best football players sitting on the bench when you are having your butts beat," notes Barry Carmody, an FBI agent who worked on the Sami Al-Arian terrorism case. Then the Patriot Act was passed and "Everything changed."  More
here

More
here on the architect of the Patriot Act, John Ashcroft,

This must be the free speech the left is worried about. More here and here Oh and btw Glenn does not agree with me.

Photoon (artistnot in residence) Pete iHillary. Check this video out of RINO John Sununu with Sean Hannity, who btw takes him on and finishes him off.


 

INTERVIEW CONTINUED (and yeah that's me catwallin in the background)



UPDATE: From JAHPDQ "Next cooked up story that begins with a true premise and goes south real fast.  Check out this quote from the linked article: ____________________________________________________
Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker, former NSA general counsel, said it was troubling that such a change would have been made by executive order, even if it turns out to be within the law. Parker, who has no direct knowledge of the program, said the effect could be corrosive. "There are programs that do push the edge, and would be appropriate, but will be thrown out," she said.

_______________________________________________

One needn't look far to find out who Ms. Parker is:

As a lawyer, I can tell you, that when a lawyer that you know is on the opposite side of an issue says something like, "even if it turns out to have been within the law. . .", that attorney is pretty damn sure what was done WAS within the law.

So, what's the message from Ms. Parker?  The Bush administration has done something, "legal; but corrosive."

and go here for the President's Speech today(LISTEN TO IT!) and more excellent commentary from Chas;

Now, this is a very direct statement. If I had to guess, I'd guess that Bush is angry — livid, chair-throwing angry — about this revelation, especially since the Times said in so many words that they withheld publication for a year because publication could harm national security. This raises the interesting question, what changed? If it would harm national security on 1 December, what made it publishable on 16 December?

It would appear that the Times is admitting that they released this information, knowing it would damage national security.

Everyone is so effing ON today. I love it! And this from Dave in Seattle who sent this this  morning to NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon:


Scott, please tell Dan Schorr that "analysis" is more than saying "This reminds me of when President Nixon..."!  Everything reminds Dan of President Nixon
.  I find it shocking that he compares NSA eavesdropping on selected phone numbers that were found on terrorist cellphones with Nixon's "enemies list".  He has lost it, and NPR has lost any credible claim to provide analysis of the news.

And Scott, when you asked Dan for his analysis of the impact non-extension of the Patriot Act, you should have said "impact on the security of America" because Dan of course only thinks about politcal impact. Dan has precious little interest in US security, unless it is right after an attack when he  can fatuously ask why nobody "connected the dots".

I do not enjoy listening to NPR hosts asking relevant questions of Mr. Schorr, only to have him respond in terms of over-the-top analogies that  dodge the question.  The information content of this morning's commentary was a flat zero.

He shoots! He scores!

UPDATE: December 19th And a word from the man;

Taking Liberties With the Nation's Security

By RUDOLPH W. GIULIANI
NY Times


YESTERDAY the Senate failed to reauthorize the USA Patriot Act, as a Democratic-led filibuster prevented a vote. This action - which leaves the act, key elements of which are due to expire on Dec. 31, in limbo - represents a grave potential threat to the nation's security. I support the extension of the Patriot Act for one simple reason: Americans must use every legal and constitutional tool in their arsenal to fight terrorism and protect their lives and liberties.

The attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, made clear that the old rules no longer work. The terrorists who attacked us seek to kill innocent men, women and children of all races and creeds. They seek to destroy our liberties. They willingly kill themselves in their effort to bring death and suffering to as many innocents as they can, here in this country or anywhere in the world where freedom has a foothold.

More

Bush Video on New York Slimes Times Intel Leak

EVEN RICHER! Here is video on President Bush slamming the New York slimes Times on the Intel "eavesdropping" leak earlier today, sorry for the poor screen quality, be happy I caught it at all! Just click play.


 


 


 


 

The Revolution will be blogged (by Jeff Goldstein)

Goldstein references Charles Martin, who writes:

It would appear that the Times is admitting that they released this information, knowing it would damage national security.

see updateSilent Running points to Executive Order12333, signed by Ronald Reagan, from which Bush is likely asserting his executive powers.

also

A reminder:  50 USC 1802:

(a)
(1) Notwithstanding any other law, the President, through the Attorney General, may authorize electronic surveillance without a court order under this subchapter to acquire foreign intelligence information for periods of up to one year[...]

Periodic review, we’re told, happened every 45 days.

The rapidity and forcefulness of the President’s response should frighten those who raced to find fault here.  But then, when there are no consequences for making accusations, why not just go ahead and see what sticks, right? (Jeff Goldstein)

Hat tip Tom P via Protein Wisdom

Friday, December 16, 2005

The Ahmadinejad Doctrine

    FIRST RUN DECEMBER 16TH ----UPDATED JANUARY

What is he doing?  It's obvious to me.  He is calling his fellow Jew haters out of the closet.

The  Ahmadinejad Doctrine. Just as President Bush declared a "Bush Doctrine" stating plainly that there would be  no distinction between terrorists and those who harbor them, Ahmadinejad is stating his judenrein plainly and telling the world you are either with him or against him. Basically, he is opening the door to all the jew hating closet dwellers to come out of the closet. Their day has come. No more shame. Just as Hitler did. And, if you recall, al large part of the  world embraced Hitler for it (including Teddy "not to worry I can swim" Kennedy's father - Ambassador to England at the time).

Iran will have the technological capability to produce nuclear weapons within three months -- the point of no return, said the head of Israel's army on Tuesday. Bush: Iran a Real Threat in Axis of Evil.

So it will be. Whose side are you on?

 Daily Star: Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei met the political supremo of Hamas onIran_death_5_2 Tuesday and urged Palestinians to continue resistance against Israel and not bother negotiating. Khamenei's calls came a day after President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad reiterated his doubt about the Holocaust and called on Muslim nations to take a proactive stand on the Palestinian issue.

"The past 50 years' experience shows the situation will not be improved by giving into the Zionist regime and negotiating," Khamenei was quoted as saying by the official news agency IRNA. Iran's defence minister warning that any Israeli attack would provoke a "swift and destructive" response. Arab Media Mum On Iran-Israel Flap

Khamenei urged the Palestinian resistance groups to press on with their "jihad" now that the "U.S. has been defeated in the region," and said he hoped they would "throw the occupiers out of Jerusalem." Hat tip slo co loving

Iran bought 18 long-range missiles from North Korea, a German newspaper said, citing an inelligence reportSecretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Friday there is no evidence that Iran intends to back down in a diplomatic standoff over its disputed nuclear program.

Bush Says Iran a "Real Threat"
President Bush on Wednesday called Iran a "real threat" and lashed out at President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad over the country's nuclear program and calls for the destruction of Israel. "I called it [Iran] part of the 'axis of evil' for a reason," Bush told Fox News in an interview. "I'm concerned about a theocracy that has got little transparency, a country whose president has declared the destruction of Israel as part of their foreign policy, and a country that will not listen to the demands of the free world to get rid of its ambitions to have a nuclear weapon." (Reuters)

It begins ............choosing sides in the war of the worlds;

Malaysian: U.S. Scheming on Iran, Syria
 Malaysia's former prime minister accused the U.S. Thursday of scheming to invade Iran and Syria, and said the Iranian president's recent statements against Israel are providing Washington the excuse.

  • Egypt's Muslim Brothers Brand Israel a "Cancer"
    "I declared that we will not recognize Israel which is an alien entity in the region. And we expect the demise of this cancer soon," Mohammed Mehdi Akef, the leader of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, told the state-owned Ahram Weekly in an interview published Thursday. "The Muslim Brothers do not recognize Israel....70 million Egyptians, 300 million citizens in the Arab world, and 1.5 billion Muslims across the world do not recognize Israel," Akef told the London-based Al-Sharq Al-Awsat on Sunday. (AFP/Yahoo)

  • UPDATE: December 19th Here they come out from under their rocks;
    Pakistan to stand by Iran in case of aggression: Kasuri
    Khaleej Times

    ISLAMABAD — Pakistan will stand by Iran in case of any aggression, Foreign Minister Khurshid Mahmood Kasuri has said.

    UPDATE: December 23 Head of Egypt's rising political force echoes Iran leader, says Holocaust myth
    CNews
    CAIRO, Egypt (AP) - The leader of Egypt's main Islamic opposition group said Thursday the Nazi destruction of European Jewry is a "myth" and he slammed western governments for criticizing those who question the genocide.

    Kyrgyzstan supports Iran's nuclear activity: Tekebayev
    Iran-Nuclear Activity-Kyrgyzstan

    Kyrgyz Parliament Speaker Umarbek Tekebayev in a meeting with Iranian Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan Mohammad-Reza Sabouri here Thursday declared his country's support for Iran's  nuclear activity.

     

    UPDATE JANUARY 3 The Swine Chavez jumps on the Caravan of Death;

    At Mideast Dispatch Archive, Tom Gross points out that Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez is joining ranks with Iranian “president” Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and spewing antisemitism reminiscent of 1930s Germany: Venezuelan President Chavez: “The descendants of the Christ-killers” control the world.

    Speaking at a rehabilitation center on December 24, the controversial left-wing president said “the descendants of those who crucified Christ... have taken ownership of the riches of the world, a minority has taken ownership of the gold of the world, the silver, the minerals, water, the good lands, petrol, well, the riches, and they have concentrated the riches in a small number of hands.”

    For Spanish speakers on this list, the full speech can be found here (PDF file). (The remarks about Jews are on page 18.) hat tip Peter G via LGF here

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    Criminal and Corrupt, Clinton the Capo

    Judicial Watch sent me their latest on the impending Clinton scandal I have been blogging about. Democrats are desperately trying to keep secret a 400-page report from Independent CounselHillary20clinton20su20spy David Barrett that could be devastating to the Clintons. 
    This from Fox News Radio’s Tony Snow: "By all accounts, the 400-page Barrett report is a bombshell, capable possibly of wiping out Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential prospects.  At the very least, it would bring to public attention a scandal that would make the Valerie Plame affair vanish into comical insignificance." 
    Ten years ago, Barrett began investigating hush payments made by Clinton Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Henry Cisneros to an ex-mistress.  However, the investigation reportedly penetrated deep into other Clinton scandals, confirming what Judicial Watch has argued since its inception – the Clinton administration misused the IRS for political purposes.  The Senate recently passed an appropriations bill to make the report public, but Senators agreed, at the insistence of Democrats, behind closed doors to hide the most politically sensitive conclusions.  Now, the report is redacted beyond recognition.  What are the Clinton crowd and their defenders in the Senate so worried about?  Who else is implicated by the Barrett investigation?  Judicial Watch’s legal team is currently looking for ways to help force the release of this report.

    If Hillary was a Republican, she'd be downing shots with Delay, Lott, Ryan et al. What a joke.

    Thursday, December 15, 2005

    sKerry Guilty of Treason

    Last night John Kerry suggested that if Democrats retake the house they might push for theKerry_2 impeachment of President Bush.  The Hotline reports Kerry said “if Dems retake the House, there's a "solid case" to bring "articles of impeachment" against President Bush for allegedly misleading the country about pre-war intelligence…. Kerry then quickly added, according to several in the audience, "Don't tell anyone I said that."’ here

    Like I said, the seditious party

    UPDATE: And more dhimmitude from SHOCKA! Eurabia aka Londonistan

    Bush_blair_2 Tussauds turn Bush and Blair into pantomime cow

    LONDON (AFP) - Madame Tussaud's has turned US     President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister     Tony Blair into a pantomime cow for their Christmas display, the waxwork museum said. M

    The world statesmen were dressed up as a cow from "Jack and the Beanstalk" in a new scene featuring characters from pantomime favourites at the popular London tourist venue.

    The scene is on display until January 8.

    Madame Tussauds were unavailable for comment on who landed the plum role of playing the back end of the cow.

     

    Saddam's WMD Moved to Syria

    I said this all along, we always knew he moved them, always, because we knew they existed. It won't make a difference to the party of sedition. It was never about WMD, it was always about undermining the Republican party at the expense of this country, no matter what the cost or tragic consequence. Think about that. Party before country, my ass.

                       Saddam’s WMD Moved to Syria

       Saddam Hussein moved his chemical weapons to Syria six weeks before the war started, Israel’s top general during Operation Iraqi Freedom says.    The assertion comes as President Bush said yesterday that much of the intelligence on Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction was incorrect.

       The Israeli officer, Lieutenant General Moshe Yaalon, asserted that Saddam spiritedWmd_iraq his chemical weapons out of the country on the eve of the war. “He transferred the chemical agents from Iraq to Syria,” General Yaalon told The New York Sun over dinner in New York on Tuesday night. “No one went to Syria to find it.”

       From July 2002 to June 2005, when he retired, General Yaalon was chief of staff of the Israel Defense Force,the top job in the Israeli military, analogous to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the American military. He is now a military fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. He made similar, but more speculative, remarks in April 2004 that attracted little notice in America; at that time he was quoted as saying of the Iraqi weapons, “Perhaps they transferred them to another country, such as Syria.”

    Just how seditious is the left? From the Cato Institute

    The New Terror Threat: Hippies?

    “Pentagon officials said [Wednesday] they had ordered a review of a program aimed at countering terrorist attacks that had compiled information about U.S. citizens, after reports that the database included information on peace protesters and others whose activities posed no threat and should not have been kept on file,” according to The Washington Post. In “Protecting Privacy in the Database Nation,” Clyde Wayne Crews Jr., a Cato adjunct scholar, writes: “The most pressing threat to liberty is a compulsory database encompassing everyone. [I]nvoluntary data-mining would permit real-time monitoring of our whereabouts, movements and transactions. This is a Big Brother scenario, one of constant surveillance or harassment of citizens unrelated to addressing terrorist threats."

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    Wednesday, December 14, 2005

    BUSH: "WE ARE LIVING THROUGH A WATERSHED MOMENT IN THE STORY OF FREEDOM" AUDIO HERE

    And so the President kicked off his speech with that watershed headline, LIVEBLOGGING (am taping will download onBushiraq_finger_3 completion)and it gets better;[Rice, Rumsfeld Chertoff all present]

    WE CAN NOT LET THE WORLD'S MOST DANGEROUS MEN TO GET THEIR HANDS ON THE WORLD'S MOST DANGEROUS WEAPONS.

    IN AN AGE OF TERRORISM AND WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION  IF WE WAIT FOR FOR THREATS TO FULLY MATERIALIZE WE WILL HAVE WAITED TOO LONG.

    outlined for the zillionth time the war against Saddam (can you believe the left is still having this discussion?)

    THE WORLD IS BETTER OFF BECAUSE HE IS NO LONGER IN POWER

    LEAVING A FREE AND DEMOCRATIC IRAQ...........

    THE TERRORISTS HAVE MADE THE WAR ON IRAQ  THE CENTRAL WAR ON TERROR
    THE TERRORISTS HAVE MISSIONS THEY HAVE GOALS
    THERE IS NO LIMIT TO THEIR BRUTALITY
    AN ENEMY WITHOUT CONSCIOUS
    AGAINST THIS EVEN THERE IS ONLY ONE RESPONSE.....WILL NEVER BACK DOWN, WE WILL NEVER GIVE IN, WE WILL NEVER ACCEPT ANYTHING BUT COMPLETE VICTORY

    NOW MORE  THAN 125 IRAQI [BATALLIONS] READY
    WE ARE CONCENTRATING ON TRAINING IRAQIS
    7  OUT OF 10 IRAQIS SAY THINGS ARE GOING WELL

    IN SPITE OF THE VIOLENCE IRAQIS HAVE MET EVERY MILESTONE

    HISTORY HAS SHONE FREE NATIONS ARE PEACEFUL NATIONS

    [we did this before ww2] LIKE TODAY THERE WERE MANY SKEPTICS AND PESSIMISTS WHO SAID THE JAPANESE WERE NOT READY FOR DEMOCRACY. FORTUNATELY PRESIDENT HARRY TRUMAN STOOK TO HIS GUNS, HE BELIEVED AS I DO THAT FREEDOM'S POWER CAN TRANSFORM AN ADVERSARY INTO AN ALLY, AND BECAUSE HE STAYED TRUE TO HIS CONVICTIONS, TODAY JAPAN IS ONE OF WORLD'S FREEST AND MOST PROSPEROUS NATIONS AND ONE OF  AMERICA'S CLOSEST ALLIES IN KEEPING THE PEACE. THE SPREAD OF FREEDOM TO IRAQ AND THE MIDDLE EAST REQUIRES SAME CONFIDENCE AND PERSISTANCE  AND IT WILL KLEAD TO THE SAME RESULTS [Yeah bababy - Atlas]

    FREEDOM IN IRAQ WILL INSPIRE REFORMERS FROM DAMASCUS TO IRAN
    STAKES IN IRAQ ARE HIGH AND WE WILL NOT LEAVE UNTIL VICTORY HAS BEEN ACHEIVED

    TODAY THERE IS AN INTENSE DEBATE ON THE WAR ON TERROR
    THE VIEW THAT THE TERRORISTS WOULD BE LEAVING US ALONE IF WE WERENT IN IRAQ
    THE FACT IS WERE ATTACKED LONG BEFORE IRAQ

    THEY KNOW THEY CAN'T DEFEAT US MILITARILY, SO THEY WANT TO BREAK OUR WILL
    ZARQAWI CITES VIETNAM
    NOW THEY THINK THEY CAN MAKE AMERICA RUN IN AMERICA
    WE WONT RUN,ONLY WAY THEY CAN PREVAIL, WONT HAPPEN ON MY WATCH

    ARTIFICIAL DEADLINE, RECIPE FOR DISASTER
    IT WILL EMBOLDEN THE TERORIST, WILL TELL ALLIES AND SUPPORTERS US AN UNRELIABLE ALLY
    WOULD SEND THE WRONG MESSAGE TO OUR TROOPS ON THE FRONT LINE, SACRIFICE OF THEIR COMRADES HAS BEEN IN VEIN
    PLEDGE TO CARRY ON THE FIGHT AND WIN

    VICTORY WILL BE ACHEIVED BY MEETING CERTAIN OBJECTIVES
    NOT TIMETABLES SET BY POLITICIANS IN WASHINGTON

    IRRESONPSIBLE CHARGES HAVE BEEN MADE
    THESE CHARGES ARE PURE POLITICS,
    OUR TROOPS DESERVE TO KNOW ONCE OUR LAWMAKERS HAVE VOTED A CERTAIN WAY, WE WILL STAND BEHIND THE DECISIONS WE'VE MADE

    TERRORISTS DETERMINED TO STOP OUR SUCCESSES
    A FREE IRAQ IS IN OUR BEST INTERESTS

    HISTORY HAS SHONE THE POWER OF FREEDOM TO OVERCOME TYRANNY

    THE STORY OF FREEDOM HAS JUST BEGUN IN THE MIDDLE EAST.
    AND WHEN THE HISTORY OF THESE DAYS IS WRITTEN IT TELL HOW AMERICA ONCE AGAIN DEFENDED IT'S OWN FREEDOM BY USING LIBERTY TO TRANSFORM NATIONS FROM BITTER FOES TO STRONG ALLIES.

    AND HISTORY WILL SAY THAT THIS GENERATION AND HISTORY WILL SAY THAT THIS GENERATION LIKE GENERATIONS BEFORE LAID THE FOUNDATION OF PEACE FOR GENERATIONS TO COME.

    Download bush_speech_12_14_05.wav

    The above was transcribed during his speech, listen to it all............ a mighty mighty man indeed.

    UPDATE 11:00 pm: You've heard the speech, now look at how the MSM is playing it....full-of-shitniks, all;

    Bush takes blame for Iraq war on bad intelligence

    Bush defends Iraq war, says he will attack another nation if necessary

    Bush Urges 'Patience' on Iraq  - note quotes fom Wapo, that bastion of seditious lefty rhetoric.

    Watch this Video Now: The Iraqi Voter!

    Watch this scene from the Iraqi polls, needless to say, Betty Dawisha is my kind of feminist. The pathetic thing is the left spits when they see these really momentous historical moments. I have said a number of times and I'll say it again, George W. is a great man and history will bear this out.
    Murtha claims "80% want us out", they just make this stuff up....80% my ass
    UPDATE: The LLL begrudgingly acknowledges Iraq Progress, BBC NEWS | World | Middle East | Iraq election messages get through... of course they couldn't resist leaving the reader on a sour note. hat tip Jahpdq


     

    Monday, December 12, 2005

    Richard Pryor Rest In Peace

    "You have Muslims....then you have Double Muslims. Double Muslims,Pryor2 them's the ones you don't want to fuck with—dem double Muslims. 'Cause them motherfuckers can't wait to get to Allah. And want to take eight or nine motherfuckers with 'em."

                      Richard Pryor, performing stand-up comedy in 1982, hat tip:Stevie D

    Friday, December 09, 2005

    fellow gunners, military buffs, veterans and interested guys, A letter from a Soldier

    Hey Pelosi and friends! Why don't you make yourself useful and address this soldier's concerns? Something productive, that should be a new experience for you. Hey baby, it's never too late even for you.

    This was received from a friend whose son who just returned from Iraq. Hat tip: Jake

    Hello to all my fellow gunners, military buffs, veterans and interested guys. A couple of weekends ago I got to spend time with my son Jordan, who was on his first leave since returning from Iraq. He is well (a little thin), and already bored. He will be returning to Iraq for a second tour in early '06 and has already re-enlisted early for 4 more years. He loves the Marine Corps and is actually looking forward to returning to Iraq.

    Jordan spent 7 months at "Camp Blue Diamond" in Ramadi. Aka: Fort Apache. He saw and did a lot and the following is what he told me about weapons, equipment, tactics and other miscellaneous info which may be of interest to you. Nothing is by any means classified.

    No politics here, just a Marine with a bird's eye view's opinions:

    1) The M-16 rifle: Thumbs down. Chronic jamming problems with the talcum powder like sand over there. The sand is everywhere. Jordan says you feel filthy 2 minutes after coming out of the shower. The M-4 carbine version is more popular because it's lighter and shorter, but it has jamming problems also. They like the ability to mount the various optical gun sights and weapons lights on the picanttiny rails, but the weapon itself is not great in a desert environment. They all hate the 5.56mm (.223) round. Poor penetration on the cinderblock structure common over there and even torso hits can't be reliably counted on to put the enemy down. Fun fact: Random autopsies on dead insurgents show a high level of opiate use.

    2) The M243 SAW (squad assault weapon): .223 cal. Drum fed light machine gun. Big thumbs down. Universally considered a piece of shit. Chronic jamming problems, most of which require partial disassembly. (that's fun in the middle of a firefight).

    3) The M9 Beretta 9mm: Mixed bag. Good gun, performs well in desert environment; but they all hate the 9mm cartridge. The use of handguns forCorner20shotself-defense is actually fairly common. Same old story on the 9mm: Bad guys hit multiple times and still in the fight.

    4) Mossberg 12ga. Military shotgun: Works well, used frequently for clearing houses to good effect.

    5) The M240 Machine Gun: 7.62 Nato (.308) cal. belt fed machine gun, developed to replace the old M-60 (what a beautiful weapon that was!!). Thumbs up. Accurate, reliable, and the 7.62 round puts them down. Originally developed as a vehicle mounted weapon, more and more are being dismounted and taken into the field by infantry. The 7.62 round chews up the structure over there.

    6) The M2 .50 cal heavy machine gun: Thumbs way, way up. "Ma deuce" is still worth her considerable weight in gold. The ultimate fight stopper, puts their dicks in the dirt every time. The most coveted weapon in-theater.

    7) The .45 pistol: Thumbs up. Still the best pistol round out there. Everybody authorized to carry a sidearm is trying to get their hands on one. With few exceptions, can reliably be expected to put 'em down with a torso hit. The special ops guys (who are doing most of the pistol work) use the HK military model and supposedly love it. The old government model .45's are being re-issued en masse.

    8) The M-14: Thumbs up. They are being re-issued in bulk, mostly in a modified version to special ops guys. Modifications include lightweight Kevlar stocks and low power red dot or ACOG sights. Very reliable in the sandy environment and they love the 7.62 round.

    9) The Barrett .50 cal sniper rifle: Thumbs way up. Spectacular range and accuracy and hits like a freight train. Used frequently to take out vehicle suicide bombers (we actually stop a lot of them) and barricaded enemy. Definitely here to stay.

    10) The M24 sniper rifle: Thumbs up. Mostly in .308 but some in 300 win mag. Heavily modified Remington 700's. Great performance. Snipers have been used heavily to great effect. Rumor has it that a marine sniper on his third tour in Anbar province has actually exceeded Carlos Hathcock's record for confirmed kills with OVER 100.

    11) The new body armor: Thumbs up. Relatively light at approx. 6 lbs. and can reliably be expected to soak up small shrapnel and even will stop an AK-47 round. The bad news: Hot as shit to wear, almost unbearable in the summer heat (which averages over 120 degrees). Also, the enemy now goes for head shots whenever possible. All the bullshit about the "old" body armor making our guys vulnerable to the IED's was a non-starter. The IED explosions are enormous and body armor doesn't make any difference at all in most cases.

    12) Night Vision and Infrared Equipment: Thumbs way up. Spectacular performance. Our guys see in the dark and own the night, period. Very little enemy action after evening prayers. More and more enemy being whacked at night during movement by our hunter-killer teams. We've all seen the videos.

    13) Lights: Thumbs up. Most of the weapon mounted and personal lights are Surefire's, and the troops love 'em. Invaluable for night urban operations. Jordan carried a $34 Surefire G2 on a neck lanyard and loved it. I can't help but notice that most of the good fighting weapons and ordnance are 50 or more years old!!!!!!!!! With all our technology, it's the WWII and Vietnam era weapons that everybody wants!!!! The infantry fighting is frequent, up close and brutal. No quarter is given or shown.

    Bad guy weapons:

    1) Mostly AK47's The entire country is an arsenal. Works better in the desert than the M16 and the .308 Russian round kills reliably. PKM belt fed light machine guns are also common and effective. Luckily, the enemy mostly shoots like shit. Undisciplined "spray and pray" type fire. However, they are seeing more and more precision weapons, especially sniper rifles. (Iran, again)

    Fun fact: Captured enemy have apparently marveled at the marksmanship of our guys and how hard they fight. They are apparently told in Jihad school that the Americans rely solely on technology, and can be easily beaten in close quarters combat for their lack of toughness. Let's just say they know better now.

    2) The RPG: Probably the infantry weapon most feared by our guys. Simple, reliable and as common as dog shit. The enemy responded to our up-armored humvees by aiming at the windshields, often at point blank range. Still killing a lot of our guys.

    3) The IED: The biggest killer of all. Can be anything from old Soviet anti-armor mines to jury rigged artillery shells. A lot found in Jordan's area were in abandoned cars. The enemy would take 2 or 3 155mm artillery shells and wire them together. Most were detonated by cell phone, and the explosions are enormous. You're not safe in any vehicle, even an M1 tank. Driving is by far the most dangerous thing our guys do over there. Lately, they are much more sophisticated "shape charges" (Iranian) specifically designed to penetrate armor. Fact: Most of the ready made IED's are supplied by Iran, who is also providing terrorists (Hezbollah types) to train the insurgents in their use and tactics. That's why the attacks have been so deadly lately. Their concealment methods are ingenious, the latest being shape charges in Styrofoam containers spray painted to look like the cinderblocks that litter all Iraqi roads. We find about 40% before they detonate, and the bomb disposal guys are unsung heroes of this war.

    4) Mortars and rockets: Very prevalent. The soviet era 122mm rockets (with an 18km range) are becoming more prevalent. One of Jordan's NCO's lost a leg to one. These weapons cause a lot of damage "inside the wire". Jordan's base was hit almost daily his entire time there by mortar and rocket fire, often at night to disrupt sleep patterns and cause fatigue (It did). More of a psychological weapon than anything else. The enemy mortar teams would jump out of vehicles, fire a few rounds, and then haul ass in a matter of seconds.

    5) Bad guy technology: Simple yet effective. Most communication is by cell and satellite phones, and also by email on laptops. They use handheld GPS units for navigation and "Google earth" for overhead views of our positions. Their weapons are good, if not fancy, and prevalent. Their explosives and bomb technology is TOP OF THE LINE. Night vision is rare. They are very careless with their equipment and the captured GPS units and laptops are treasure troves of Intel when captured.

    Who are the bad guys?:
    Most of the carnage is caused by the Zarqawi Al Qaeda group. They operate mostly in Anbar province (Fallujah and Ramadi). These are mostly "foreigners", non-Iraqi Sunni Arab Jihadists from all over the Muslim world (and Europe). Most enter Iraq through Syria (with, of course, the knowledge and complicity of the Syrian govt.) , and then travel down the "rat line" which is the trail of towns along the Euphrates River that we've been hitting hard for the last few months. Some are virtually untrained young Jihadists that often end up as suicide bombers or in "sacrifice squads".
    Most, however, are hard core terrorists from all the usual suspects (Al Qaeda, Hezbollah, Hamas etc.) These are the guys running around murdering civilians en masse and cutting heads off. The Chechens (many of whom are Caucasian), are supposedly the most ruthless and the best fighters. (they have been fighting the Russians for years). In the Baghdad area and south, most of the insurgents are Iranian inspired (and led) Iraqi Shiites. The Iranian Shiia have been very adept at infiltrating the Iraqi local govt.'s, the police forces and the Army. The have had a massive spy and agitator network there since the Iran-Iraq war in the early 80's. Most of the Saddam loyalists were killed, captured or gave up long ago.
    Bad Guy Tactics:
    When they are engaged on an infantry level they get their asses kicked every time. Brave, but stupid. Suicidal Banzai-type charges were very common earlier in the war and still occur. They will literally sacrifice 8-10 man teams in suicide squads by sending them screaming and firing Ak's andRPG's directly at our bases just to probe the defenses. They get mowed down like grass every time. (see the M2 and M240 above). Jordan's base was hit like this often. When engaged, they have a tendency to flee to the same building, probably for what they think will be a glorious last stand.
    Instead, we call in air and that's the end of that more often than not. These hole-ups are referred to as Alpha Whiskey Romeo's (Allah's Waiting Room). We have the laser guided ground-air thing down to a science. The fast mover's, mostly Marine F-18's, are taking an ever increasing toll on the enemy. When caught out in the open, the helicopter gunships and AC-130 Spectre gunships cut them to ribbons with cannon and rocket fire, especially at night. Interestingly, artillery is hardly used at all.
    Fun fact: The enemy death toll is supposedly between 45-50 thousand. That is why we're seeing less and less infantry attacks and more IED, suicide bomber shit.
    The new strategy is simple: attrition.
    The insurgent tactic most frustrating is their use of civilian non-combatants as cover. They know we do all we can to avoid civilian casualties and therefore schools, hospitals and (especially) Mosques are locations where they meet, stage for attacks, cache weapons and ammo and flee to when engaged. They have absolutely no regard whatsoever for civilian casualties. They will terrorize locals and murder without hesitation anyone believed to be sympathetic to the Americans or the new Iraqi govt. Kidnapping of family members (especially children) is common to influence people they are trying to influence but cant reach, such as local govt. officials, clerics, tribal leaders, etc.).
    The first thing our guys are told is "don't get captured". They know that if captured they will be tortured and beheaded on the internet. Zarqawi openly offers bounties for anyone who brings him a live American serviceman. This motivates the criminal element who otherwise don't give a shit about the war. A lot of the beheading victims were actually kidnapped by common criminals and sold to Zarqawi. As such, for our guys, every fight is to the death. Surrender is not an option.
    The Iraqi's are a mixed bag. Some fight well, others aren't worth a shit. Most do okay with American support. Finding leaders is hard, but they are getting better. It is widely viewed that Zarqawi's use of suicide bombers, en masse, against the civilian population was a serious tactical mistake. Many Iraqi's were galvanized and the caliber of recruits in the Army and the police forces went up, along with their motivation. It also led to an exponential increase in good intel because the Iraqi's are sick of the insurgent attacks against civilians. The Kurds are solidly pro-Americanand fearless fighters.
    According to Jordan, morale among our guys is very high. They not only believe they are winning, but that they are winning decisively. They are stunned and dismayed by what they see in the American press, whom they almost universally view as against them. The embedded reporters are despised and distrusted. They are inflicting casualties at a rate of 20-1 and then see shit like "Are we losing in Iraq" on TV and the print media.
    For the most part, they are satisfied with their equipment, food and leadership. Bottom line though, and they all say this, there are not enough guys there to drive the final stake through the heart of the insurgency, primarily because there aren't enough troops in-theater to shut down the borders with Iran and Syria. The Iranians and the Syrians just can't stand the thought of Iraq being an American ally (with, of course, permanent US bases there).

    G-d bless you man, bless you and your brothers and keep you safe. Thinking of you everyday - Pamela

    More here on the Gun pictured above.
    Download USMarinestakingoutAfghanisnipers0-2121.wmv shows the Barrett .50 cal sniper rifle in action. Hat tip Moody

    So many heros, so litte time. Go over to Solomonia here . Fayrouz has an excellent interview with Lisa Ramachi, widow of murdered author Steven Vincent, the man who's blog deserved to be voted most missed. See my sidebar under true heros to read Vincent's words.

    I met Lisa at the OSM Pajama Media launch, quite a woman.What she had, what she lost and she is Steven's flame. She assumed his mantle and carries on with his work.

    Lighten up! Einstein cribbed the Koran

    and other hysterical psychotic Islamic 'jokes" , the thing is, they mean it. Oyish.

    Following are excerpts from an interview withSyrian Professor Muhammad RatebEinstein_tongue Al-Naboulsi, which was broadcast on the Syrian TV on December 5, 2005

    Muhammad Rateb Al-Nabulsi: Einstein is one of the greatest physicists of the 20th century. He gave us the theory of relativity, which revolutionized the concepts of movement and physics on earth. The absolute velocity in the universe is the speed of light, and any object moving at the speed of light becomes light.

    Interviewer: It becomes light, and turns into quanta.

    Muhammad Rateb Al-Nabulsi: Its mass is zero, and its dimensions are infinite. It becomes energy.

    Interviewer: Its size is infinite. Yes.

    Muhammad Rateb Al-Nabulsi: Would you believe, Mr. 'Alaa, that the Koran includes Einstein's theory? This was presented at the fifth convention on the wondrous nature of the Koran, held in Moscow. I am referring to the verse: "A day in the Lord's reckoning is like a thousand years in your reckoning."

    [uh wow.......Atlas]

    MEMRI ROCKS, View Video here clip #955

    Syrian_prof

    The Arabs use lunar calendar. Now, it takes the moon one month to revolve around the Earth. If we want calculate how many kilometers the moon travels in each cycle, it is very easy. We take the center of the Earth and the center of the moon, and connect them with a straight line. The length of this line is half the Earth's diameter, plus half the moon's diameter, plus the distance between them. Anyone of our students could calculate this. One must multiply the two diameters by 3.14 – pi, you get a circumference, you multiply it by 12 for each month of the year, then you multiply it by 1,000 for 1,000 years...

    Any high school student with a calculator could calculate the distance the moon travels around the Earth in 1,000 years.

    The verse says: "A day in the Lord's reckoning is like a thousand years in your reckoning." Hence, the distance the moon travels around the Earth in 1,000 years is the same distance light travels in one day. If we divide this figure by the number of seconds in one day, we will get the precise speed of light 299,000,752.

    aha!- got it! - Atlas

    We Shoot! We Score!! The Patriot Act

    OK, altogether now, E-X-H-A-L-E, score one for the good guys. CONGRESS AGREES TO EXTEND PATRIOT ACT.

    Despite CAIR's, The Enemy Anti-Patriots best efforts, key Republicans from the House and Senate reached a White House-backed compromise Thursday to renew the broad powers granted to law enforcement agencies in the days after the 2001 terrorist attacks on American soil.
        Senator Russell Feingold, a Democrat of Wisconsin, threatened to filibuster a bill he said lacked adequate safeguards to protect constitutional freedoms. [Mr Feingold, you are an inadequate safeguard to my freedom to live free without fear, putz- Atlas]Ashcroft_atlas_4_1
        Rep. James Sensenbrenner, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said the measure would assist “in the detection, disruption and dismantling of terrorist cells before they strike.”
        Important parts involve the ability of law enforcement officials to gain access to a wealth of personal data, including library records, as part of investigations into suspected terrorist activity. — Associated Press
    More here on the architect of the Patriot Act ,John Ashcroft, pictured above with Atlas


    This must be the free speech the left is worried about.........hat tip Paul T

    Wednesday, December 07, 2005

    2005 Magazine Cover of the Year TORTURE, Charles Krauthammer

    Weekly_standard

    THE TRUTH ABOUT TORTURE, Charles Krauthammer

    One side deploys pieties. The other side, euphemisms. It's