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April 30, 2006

On "Flight 93" RIP

I saw "Flight 93" on A&E Saturday night (this is not the "United 93" now playing in the theaters), and the hour lead in interviews of those whose loved ones were murdered by the terrorists destruction of the WCT Towers. There is a time for the pen and a time for emoting hot and focused. The people aboard United flight 93 who saved either the capital building or White House from obliteration, and the firemen, policemen, and the unknown men and women who tried to save the lives of those trapped in the upper floors of the towers, only... ... more

Posted at 11:14 PM

Middle East Update

The face of the war on terror must include Israel, which some, including the MSM, have not done in the past.  Israel is in fact a crucial part of this global war on terror.  Caroline B. Glick has another excellent article in Jewish World Review.  Here's a taste: The face of the enemy has changed. If in the past it was possible to say that the war being waged against Israel was unique and distinct from the global jihad, after the events of the past week, it is no longer possible to credibly make such a claim. Four events that... ... more

Posted at 9:12 PM

Eros all over Iran

The Eros B spy satellite, which was launched into space last week by Israel to monitor Iranian nuclear facilities and activities, has reportedly settled into orbit and has begun sending high-resolution images back to earth. According to Israel's Yedioth Ahranot newspaper, the Eros B satellite is fully operational and has begun sending images to earth from the different parts of the world, focusing particularly on Iran. continues here... ... more

Posted at 4:56 PM

Iran's Secret Plan

Eight fundamentalist Islamist organizations have received large sums of money in the last month from the Iranian intelligence services, as part of a project to strike U.S military and economic installations across the Middle East Asharq Al-Awsat has learned. The plan, which also includes the carrying out of suicide operations targeting US and British interests in the region, as well as their Arab and Muslim allies, in case Iran is attacked, was drawn up by a number of experts guerilla warfare and terrorist operations, and was revealed by a senior source in the Iranian armed forces' joint chief of staff... ... more

Posted at 9:55 AM

April 29, 2006

An update on Spanish news

We have known the Muslim Brotherhood is teaching their children that Andalusia  is a Muslim country  (after Hamas  did it) in the same webpage in which they say that:  "Bush has declared a crusade against the Muslim world" - I thought only the Pope can do that...- "and our role is to prepare ourselves for jihad against Allah enemies", "the Zionist plan to occupy the rest of the Muslim countries (apart from Palestine) to build the "Great Israel", the children's kiilling is just a part of the Jewish religion, with a ritual's level.Also we have known about the Alliance between... ... more

Posted at 7:29 PM

April 28, 2006

United 93, I saw the movie...

I saw the movie United 93 today.  This movie is amazing and I highly recommend it to everyone.  If you have been living in a cave and don't know, the movie United 93 is the story of the brave passengers who grounded the plane to save it's target, either the White House or the Capitol.  I expected the movie to be slanted, as most Hollywood movies are.  But I was wrong.  It was amazing.  It was factual.  There was not a sound in the theater and at the end people just sat there for a few seconds (although it seemed... ... more

Posted at 10:58 PM

"The West cannot fight without Israel" by Jose Maria Aznar

If we trace the line between the West and the rest, Israel is on the same side as Europe, the U.S., Japan, and Australia. We defend the same values against the same enemies. Now it is imperative to defend our values and way of life against a new threat: Islamic extremism and terrorism. The new mission of NATO should be clear: to combat jihadism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. If the Allies want to prevail collectively over the gathering threats, NATO must refocus itself on fighting terror, the major threat today. continues here... ... more

Posted at 7:30 AM

April 27, 2006

Day-By-Day, Hour-by-Hour, and Minute-By-Minute The Murdering Goes ON

We live in an age when in half of the world people are generally happy, living comfortably, saying what they wish, and voting for those they want to represent or lead them. They have no fear that the security policy will knock on their door at 3am to arrest them, or as they leave their home or workplace to grab and manhandle them into a waiting barred van or black limousine. They don't even think that they might be tortured, raped while under arrest, or spend the rest of their life in some hellhole of a prison or camp. And... ... more

Posted at 10:24 PM

April 26, 2006

Update And Audio On the Blue Book of Freedom

In March I wrote a blog on my just completed The Blue Book Of Freedom, which I wrote to get the word out about the incredible virtues and moral goods of democratic freedom. I purposely kept it short (about 80 pages), on message, and factual. It is a declaration of war on thug regimes, and I envision the book as something like Mao's Red Book. People are encouraged to wave it vigorously in front of the North Korea, Sudan, and Iran embassies shouting, "Long live freedom. Down with thug regimes." Even, "We will bury you." I sent a query about... ... more

Posted at 10:00 AM

April 25, 2006

More On Andrea Clark - URGENT Action Needed!

Please, immediately contact the hospital by telephone and email, and advise them of your horror that a faith-based hospital that supposedly respects life would act so irresponsibly as to put dollars before a patients life

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Posted at 8:49 AM

April 24, 2006

Mary McCarthy: Traitor?

There are countless questions that arise out of the CIA's dismissal of a prominent intelligence officer, Mary O. McCarthy, for leaking classified information to the media. But one in particular springs to mind right now: Why isn't she in handcuffs? Andrew McCarthy, NRO Ace has a Top 10 list the MSM wants you to know about Mary McCarthy (rather than mentioning her $7700 in donations to democrats or deep connections to the liberal dmocratic security clacque) Pajamas Media nails it on the head with the Clinton connection The FBI conducts it's own internal investigation. Good. Cross posted at 123beta and... ... more

Posted at 9:29 PM

April 23, 2006

Love, Fear, And Death In Mao's China

I urge those of you who are interested in China and what it is like to live under absolute communist totalitarianism to read any one of the many Chinese memoirs now coming out. Their virtue is that they provide feeling and insight into what it was like to live day-by-day under such a system. These memoirs get away from the cold abstractions of scholarly and journalistic books on China, and their sterile analyses and statistics. To understand Mao's China, you have to take to heart and sense its reality for the people, and these memoirs help you do so. The... ... more

Posted at 10:14 PM

April 22, 2006

Fatah says Hamas "preparing for civil war"

Fatah's Revolutionary Council issued a statement late Friday condemning comments made by Hamas political chief Khaled Meshal, accusing him of "igniting and preparing for civil war." Speaking in Damascus, Meshal attacked Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas after the latter had reportedly blocked Hamas bid to set up a new security force. Meshal vowed, "The military-security coup supported by Zionists and Americans will not happen." He reaffirmed Hamas' position regarding Israel. "We will not recognize Israel," he said. "Meshal is inciting a Palestinian civil war. He shouldn't interfere with what is going on in the Palestinian territories," a Fatah spokesperson was... ... more

Posted at 11:22 AM

April 21, 2006

United 93, a testament against what now?

The first reviews are out on the heart-wrenching, gut-wrenching, and, one hopes, backbone bracing docu-movie of the terror attack on Flight 93. ISLAM or ISLAMIC is not mentioned once in either review!!! ARAB or ARABIC is not mentioned once in either review!!! MOSLEM or MUSLIM zip, nada, niente. JIHAD? Don't make me laugh. I guess the issue, the real gut-wrenching issue for the mainstream media, is how to be politically correct and sensitive and diverse and tolerant in the face of evil. Don't worry they'll manage. More...... ... more

Posted at 5:12 PM

"Islamic democracy" in Egypt?

In the Egyptian elections, the Muslim Brotherhood gained 88 seats.  The Copts and women, liberals, civil society supporters, leftists, and other advocates of democracy are all worried.  The Coptic people are the descendants of the ancient Egyptians, many of whom accepted Christianity and have been persecuted for that choice. The Muslim Brotherhood, which was founded in Egypt in 1928, and is religious, social, and political in nature, calling for the return to 'original lslam" (surrender and obey).  An Islamic government would be disasterous for the lovers of individual freedoms in Egypt (and everywhere).  The Muslim Brotherhood is promising a "civil... ... more

Posted at 3:28 PM

Moving Towards Sanctions

Diplomacy. Sanctions. Military action. These are the three steps that the international community will be required to take against Iran, if Ahmadinejad does not stop the race towards political suicide. As diplomacy has already failed, sanctions will be soon imposed on the Iranian regime before the last and final step. We are going to discuss here the social, political and economical implications of such a measure. If the United Nations Security Council imposes sanctions on Iran, domestic support for Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad will wane, according to ALEX VATANKA, Eurasia editor for Jane's Information Group. Vatanka told a February 24... ... more

Posted at 2:50 PM

April 20, 2006

Pakistan takes out another al-Qaeda (and Pakistan's view of DNA)

Abu Marwan al-Suri, a Saudi Arabian who reportedly escaped a US air strike in January, has been killed by Pakistani security forces today.  Pakistan is taking out al-Qaeda one by one, hopefully getting closer to Osama bin Laden.  Marwan wasn't hiding in a cave somewhere, he was riding around in a mini-bus. Pakistani security forces stopped the bus to check the occupants, when Marwan opened fire on them, killing one and injuring another.  I have to give credit to the Pakistanis.  They are under a lot of pressure from all sides and yet they continue to search for the enemy. ... ... more

Posted at 5:28 PM

"USA and Europe will be Muslim"

This is what Qadaffi thinks. From Gateway Pundit. Watching America reports that Moammar Qaddafi thinks George Bush ought to attend the Hajj in Mecca, since Europe and America will be Muslim soon, anyway: Libyan President Moammar Gadhafi on Monday invited Jews and Christians to take the pilgrimage to Mecca, and insisted that the followers of both religions have the right to take the Hajj, go around the Kaaba, pray between Safa and Marwa and stand at Mount Arafat. [Editor's Note: Entrance to the Mecca has always been forbidden to non-Muslims]. In the Malian city of Timbuktu and leading a prayer... ... more

Posted at 4:32 PM

Iran: Women To Be Cracked Down

TEHERAN: Iran's police force outlined plans for a renewed onslaught against women who show off too much of their bodies in the streets of Teheran. Teheran's police chief, Morteza Talai, said here on 18th April. In their campaign, the police will confront women showing their bare legs in short pants. The police is also going to combat women wearing skimpy headscarves, short and form-fitting coats. continues here... ... more

Posted at 2:27 PM

Mexican Wives Speak Out About Illegal Immigration

I received a comment on Right Truth from the wife of an illegal immigrant. She is still in Mexico and her husband is here in the United States. She is AGAINST illegal immigration and wants her husband back home in Mexico. Her female friends also want their husband, brothers, fathers back home. Please read the following comments, go to her website, purchase their jewelry to help their business grow, so their men can go home to Mexico. If this comment doesn't touch your heart, nothing will. Dear friends in the United States.... We are Mexican women from villages in the... ... more

Posted at 9:47 AM

April 19, 2006

What Do Americans Think Of The Democratic Peace?

The isolationists libertarian website LewRockwell.com has reported on an important survey, "Public Skeptical About Bush's Democracy Crusade" (here). Colleague comments on it below: Regarding the survey on promoting democracy, one interesting finding was the fairly straightforward view (point 1) that most Americans don't favor "promoting democracy with military force" -- of course not! Americans are so imbued with the democratic culture of bargaining, negotiating, and compromise, that reverting to the use of force for almost any purpose except clear self-defense is anathema. This meshes with the view that going to war wasn't a good enough reason to do the Iraq... ... more

Posted at 10:37 PM

April 18, 2006

Some news from Spain

Militant Muslims are asking again to be able to use the Cordoba's Cathedral to pray. But not only Muslims: The Andalusian MP from Cordoba, José Manuel Mariscal, has joined the petition of the Islamic Council to open the Cordoba' s Cathedral to Muslim rites and has presented a proposition to let the controlled prayer of all religions in that Cathedral. [& ] His proposition also includes the constitutition of an adress to study, inside the Culture's Commission, to promote the meeting of civilizations, According to Mariscal, this address will serve to " listen the worries of the different cultures that live... ... more

Posted at 1:41 PM

America is the greatest nation on Earth (but what is she going to do about Iran?)

We have to recognize that there are those out there who want to destroy us, from without, from within, any way they can. This is a pivotal time in our short history as a nation.

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Posted at 12:51 PM

Soliciting Murder And Mayhem On The Internet

Six of Those Service Providers are American Companies.

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Posted at 11:39 AM

A 'Suicide Bombing' For The World To Hear?

... a new "axis of terror" - Iran, Syria and the Hamas-run Palestinian government - was sowing the seeds of the first world war of the 21st century.

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Posted at 9:11 AM

Iran and Palestinian Islamic Jihad

Of all the Palestinian terrorist organizations, the PIJ (Palestinian Islamic Jihad) is the one with the closest ties to Iran and which receives more Iranian aid, especially financial, than any other. For Iran (and for other countries which support international terror), money is one of the most important tools for operating terrorist infrastructures, in this case in the PA-administered territories as well as for encouraging the activities of various Palestinian terrorist organizations. According both to captured PA documents and the statements of terrorists arrested and interrogated, the terrorist organizations operating with Iranian support, that is, the PIJ, Hamas and Hezbollah,... ... more

Posted at 6:59 AM

Illegal-alien activists target Lou Dobbs

Worldnet daily, among others, is reporting that illegal-alien activist groups plan to target AOL (a subsidiary of the same company that owns CNN) in an effort to get Lou Dobbs fired from CNN. 'Ax-AOL', as it is being called, hopes to apply economic pressure on the parent company by boycotting AOL. Why AOL? Because Lou Dobbs is the largest money-maker for CNN, it is unlikely that CNN would elect to fire Dobbs; thus, top-down pressure from Time-Warner-AOL is being sought as a means to pressure CNN to let Dobbs go. Lou Dobbs has been focused on the broken borders for... ... more

Posted at 1:03 AM

April 17, 2006

On Shia Iran And Islam As A False Religion

Iran, Islam, a false religion as practiced today, pursuit of a "Muslim World Empire" and "Taqqiyeh" - the tactic of lying for a good cause and later retract your words, a combination of attributes that spell out a single word.

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Posted at 2:58 PM

The Challenges of Islam

The free countries around the world are beginning to see the challenges placed on them by Islam. The Mohammad cartoons was just one fine example of the violent way Muslims respond when are simply 'offended'. Denmark sees Islam for what it is: "We are being challenged by Islam these years - globally as well as locally. It is a challenge we have to take seriously. We have let this issue float about for too long because we are tolerant and lazy. "We have to show our opposition to Islam and we have to, at times, run the risk of having... ... more

Posted at 11:17 AM

Another Palestinian Murders More Israelis: But It's 'Israel's Fault'?

And so the death cult called "Palestinians" continues to yield murder and mayhem...

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Posted at 11:08 AM

Iran, who to blame and what action to take?

While we all try to figure out what to do about Iran, the blame game begins.  Who is at fault for allowing Iran to get this far with their nuclear program?  Tsotne Bakuria in The Washington Times puts the blame on Russia.  Others blame Bill Clinton.  Blame really doesn't do us any good now, it is ACTION that is needed:After all, it was the former Soviet Union who is responsible. Today, Russia's reluctance to seriously condemn Iran or threaten the country with economic sanctions is a critical mistake, and one that will surely end in catastrophe. Russia has been the... ... more

Posted at 9:31 AM

Iran becomes UN disarmament leader

It's comforting to know that the UN is protecting the world from whacko Islamist fascists and that the new Vice-Chair overlooking the disarmament efforts is none other than an appointee of the supreme nutcase - Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

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Posted at 8:15 AM

More On Iran: It Happens 'In every generation'

It is primarily "an internal struggle within Islam", and in order to triumph against global Muslim fundamentalist terror, the world will need to muster all its imagination and all of its intelligence.

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Posted at 8:08 AM

April 16, 2006

Promoting Democracy -- From Rhetoric to Reality

From Pro Forma: One of the most important steps in transforming something -- such as "promote democracy" from the area of theory-idea-normative to the arena of practice-structure/institution-description -- is to actually change the institutions. This is an important lesson the commies certainly understood; perhaps Gramsci's description of "marching through the institutions" is most illustrative. The lesson is one Democrats understand, and implement quite well in American politics: party loyalty is important, and once in power, they -- for the most part -- adhere to "the party line" and end up governing. Republicans don't seem to understand this, and as Newt... ... more

Posted at 9:46 PM

'A Message From Gavin and Sebastian'

Friday, we reported the funeral Of Gavin And Sebastian Rosado, the two children that died as a result of a tragic fire that swept through their family home. This morning, we received the following email from the maternal grandmother. This really happened.

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Posted at 9:01 PM

April 15, 2006

New terror law in the UK

New laws making it illegal to glorify terrorism and distribute terrorist publications have come into force in the UK. Well, we are all very pleased about it, but we would also like to see it enforced as soon as possible. I wonder what they make of a website like this, which glorifies Jihad. There is no solution except for the greatest Jihād. World peace no longer satisfies us. There is no peace for the enemy. This is a legislation and belief in every Muslim heart. continues here... ... more

Posted at 7:18 AM

April 14, 2006

Iran is ready. Are we?

Days after announcing that Iran had successfully enriched uranium, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Friday called Israel a "rotten, dried tree" that will be annihilated by "one storm." The president provoked a world outcry last October when he said Israel should be "wiped off the map." Hamas and Islamic Jihad representatives met with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Hizbullah members in Teheran today. Opening the conference, Ahmadinejad fired a series of verbal shots at Israel, saying it was a "permanent threat" to the Middle East that will "soon" be liberated, and questioning the validity of... ... more

Posted at 3:07 PM

April 13, 2006

China's three evils: Xinjiang, Xinjiang, Xinjiang

China's fight against the "three evils" of separatism, extremism and terrorism continues unabated! After meeting Turkmenistan's President Saparmurat Niyazov last week, it is now the turn of Kazakh Foreign Minister Kasymzhomart Tokayev, who is in Beijing for a three-day official visit as guest of Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing. As the Turkmen leader Niyazov and Chinese President Hu Jintao pledged a few days ago, so did the Kazakh Foreign Minister: their countries will work together to root out what they called the "three evils": terrorism, separatism, and extremism. The primary target of this pledge is clear, in that the only grouping... ... more

Posted at 9:33 AM

April 12, 2006

Iran--The Leader Of Islamist Terrorism

I have searched the literature for analyses of Islamism and its terrorists that would bare its roots and provide the understanding needed to fight the War on Terror knowledgeably. There is no dearth of studies, reports, and essays, of course, and their diversity of analyses and conclusions, not to mention differences over details, reminds me of the professional head scratching during the first years of the Cold War. Among the most informative and useful article (in pdf) I found is that by Ladan Boroumand and Roya Boroumand. They are sisters from Iran and both are professional historians. Ladan Boroumand received... ... more

Posted at 10:33 PM

Islamists post list of apostates to kill

"We are the supporters of the Prophet group. After our debates and discussions with our brothers, the commanders of the Islamic groups and organizations in the Islamic land...Al-Jama'ah Consultative Council decided to grant those who are charged with apostasy and denying religion a three-day grace period to announce their repentance, renounce their writings about denying the sunnah of our prophet... If they do not respond to the God and His Prophet, we will follow them everywhere they go and at anytime; and they can never be far from the swords of truth, and they are closer to us that our... ... more

Posted at 12:56 PM

April 11, 2006

China's Middle East: Xinjiang

Xinjiang. Don't talk to the Chinese about Xinjiang. They hate it. They hate the area and its people, the Uighurs. Xinjiang, like Taiwan and neighboring Tibet, is a neuralgic issue for China, which desperately needs internal stability in that predominantly Muslim, resource-rich and strategically important region. Beijing's strategic and energy objectives are based on stability in Xinjiang and its Central Asian policies grow out of its preoccupation with stability there. The United States has accused China of using the war on terrorism as an excuse to suppress political dissent in Xinjiang. In the region, since September 11, China has beefed... ... more

Posted at 9:20 AM

Saudis plan to fence off border with Iraq

Do you have a problem with illegal immigrants? Here comes the solution! Saudi Arabia has invited bids for the construction of a security fence along the entire length of its 900km (560mile) desert border with Iraq in a multimillion-pound project that will attract interest from British defence companies. The barrier is part of a package to secure the Kingdom's 6,500km of borders in an attempt to improve internal security and bolster its defences against external threats. Saudi Arabia is concerned that the chaos in Iraq could cause an overspill of sectarian violence and terrorism. The kingdom claims to be winning... ... more

Posted at 5:02 AM

April 10, 2006

A Cherished Thank-You

We received this note of appreciation from Mohammed Al-Asadi , formerly the editor-in-chief of the Yemen Observer: A million Thanks to ... everybody who has shown care and concerns for my situation during my imprisonment and trial. The trial is still ongoing and the newspaper is also closed down. We can't print the newspaper up till this moment, we only work on the website www.yobserver.com Thanks for you all. I am really indebted to you all! The print version of the Yemen Observer was closed by the Yemeni authorities when they published small thumbnail pictures of the Jyllands-Posten cartoons. The... ... more

Posted at 7:58 PM

Odd Bed-fellows?

The illegal alien marches are organized by Communists, Unions, Left-Wing Churches, Racist Latino and Chicano groups, Civil Rights Leftists and MUSLIM, anti-Semitic groups. What don't you get about Harry "the Undertaker" Reid's historic coalition? Mind you, when they come to power, the useful idiots (Catholic dopes, Muslim dopes, Gays) will become useless and be eliminated. Notice how the rabble has draped itself in the American flag, like lefty consultants have been telling the Democrats. What you won't likely see in the mainstream media: 25% to 33%+ of Latinos think illegal immigration is bad. Results depend on whether they are... ... more

Posted at 4:39 PM

Journalists targeted in Arab countries

Talk about freedom of expression in the Arab world? Don't make me laugh! ...Saudi authorities are questioning a journalist about writings he posted on an Internet forum four years ago. His faith in Islam is being doubted. Saudi journalist Rabah Al-Quwayi, 24, has been detained by Hail authorities in connection with his writings posted on Internet forums, which they allege place his Islamic faith in doubt. ...Also Syrian Website editor Mohammed Ghanem was arrested at his home in the northeastern city of Ar Raqqah on 31 March by military intelligence officers. ...There is still no word of journalist Ali Abdallah... ... more

Posted at 8:45 AM

April 9, 2006

Middle East Authoritarianism IS Getting Better--Look At The Data

I have been pointing out that the invasion of Iraq, the struggle for democracy there, and the democratic election of a national government was having a pro-democratic impact on other Middle Eastern Muslim countries. Since my view was at sharp variance from what some realists and other foreign policy experts have been saying, I decided to test this. I used Freedom House ratings, 1973-2005 (see below the map on the page), and tracked the year-by-year change in ratings for Muslim Middle Eastern (ME) countries. These ratings are on civil liberties (CL) and political rights (PR), and vary from 1 for... ... more

Posted at 10:21 PM

Jordanian Press Association will punish any journalist who visits Israel

The Jordanian Press Association said on Saturday that it will punish any journalist who visits Israel. The group had previously decided to ban normalization of relations with Israel. Responding to reports that a group of Jordanian journalists was going to participate in a seminar at Israel's Haifa University, the organization released a statement saying that, "The JPA council will inflict deterrent punishment on journalists who violate its decision that bans any form of normalization [with Israel]." Both the JPA and the Arab Press Association have enacted rules that "prohibit all forms of normalization with the Zionist entity. continues here... ... more

Posted at 8:12 AM

Hamas' sense of responsibility: sandwiches of beans, chick-peas and 'falafel'

Knowledgeable sources have revealed that the Palestinian government, which held its first meeting on Wednesday, 5 April 2006, under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Ismail Haneyya, had a meal consisting of sandwiches of beans, chick-peas and 'falafel'...as a practical application of the belt-tightening and expenditure-compression policy of the government. ...This denotes the sense of responsibility that the government has in dealing with public finance, according to a report on Ikhwanweb, official website of the Muslim Brotherhood! continues here... ... more

Posted at 7:15 AM

US to Nuke Iran?

By Guest Poster: Gentle Cricket Telegraph News is reporting that the US is planning to use Nuclear weapons to shut down Iran's capability to develop nuclear weapons. Seymour Hersh, who broke the Abu Ghraib story, is making the claims.Hersh claims that one of the plans, presented to the White House by the Pentagon, entails the use of a bunker-buster tactical nuclear weapon, such as the B61-11, against underground nuclear sites. One alleged target is Iran's main centrifuge plant, at Natanz, 200 miles south of Teheran It should be noted that the B61-11 is a so called "bunker-buster", designed to penetrate... ... more

Posted at 1:10 AM

April 7, 2006

Training to kill

ARBIL, (Southern Kurdistan), April 4, 2006 (AFP) "A court in Iraq's northern Kurdistan region Tuesday sentenced to death 12 members of militant group Ansar Al-Islam for numerous killings and explosions" an Arbil judiciary official said. On July 13, 2005, the Kurdistan Democratic Party-run television had aired confessions of the accused. "We used to attract people to my house and then slit their throats. The killings were part of training to the group members on how to kill people". continues here... ... more

Posted at 8:12 AM

April 6, 2006

Still More Evidence For No Wars Between Democracies

This morning I came across two blogs (here, and here) that relied on Matthew White's page to dismiss the democratic peace. Since White continues to have influence on the democratic peace debate, I am revising and reposting my July 13, 2005 blog on his statistics. Thanks to Dean Esmay for referring me to Matthew White's page that raises questions about the democratic peace. I know of White's useful Historical Atlas of the Twentieth Century , and have used his statistics in my own research. He is careful, thoughtful, and systematic in what he presents, so when he questions the democratic... ... more

Posted at 10:18 PM

Global Warming Update: Boo! Are you scared yet?

The global warming scam is just warmed-over socialism. The socialist, rationalist, technocrats can no longer make the argument of "to each according to their needs, from each according to their abilities" as the heaven on earth that they'll give us because, well, duh, 100 million dead. And so the scare campaign has become their ideological weapon of choice. Global cooling in the 1970's, and when that fizzled, global warming. For instance. Duh. The Earth is warming. We are recovering from 1. the last ice age, and 2. the "little ice age" of the late Middle Ages. Hello? Can you say... ... more

Posted at 8:17 PM

Italy: running the enemy out of the country

Italian interior minister Giuseppe Pisanu said on Thursday that security forces prevented two terrorist attacks against the church of San Petronio in Bologna and Milan's underground rail system. Pisanu said seven people were involved in the plot and that three were expelled from the country, two were arrested, one is under police surveillance and another is on the run. "Now I can say it: there was a terror project against our country and the control and prevention action of our police was able to foil it" Pisanu said on the sidelines of a rally in Cagliari of the leading cabinet... ... more

Posted at 2:04 PM

April 5, 2006

Iran Goes Disney With Stealth MIRV Platform, Underwater Missles, And - Now A 'Flying Boat'?

The Revolutionary Guards, the elite branch of Iran's military, have been holding their maneuvers -- code-named the "Great Prophet" -- since Friday, touting what they call domestically built technological advances in their armed forces.

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Posted at 12:24 PM

What's troubling Americans?

What's the use of diplomacy, bilateral discussions, parliamentary debates on the "immigration" issue when the voice of the American public goes unheard? Today, as it has been for several weeks, on Right Truth you have a chance to see for yourself what the Americans think about the immigration issue. continues here... ... more

Posted at 8:28 AM

April 4, 2006

The Ignored Iron Triangle of Power

It was a prime strategic concept during the Cold War and helped carry us to victory. Once America was fully engaged in the Vietnam War, it became the prime justification for fighting to win. It is at the heart of peacekeeping. And it was ignored during the senior Bush and Clinton Administrations, with the predictable result that we ended up in a war against Iraq. Now, opponents of this war and democratization are destroying it, with dire consequences for the future. It is one of the elements in an Iron Triangle of Power and is so important in itself as... ... more

Posted at 9:35 PM

Report by the Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center on Filastin al-Muslimah

Filastin al-Muslimah, a Hamas monthly distributed from the UK, continues to incite to terrorism, mainly suicide bombing terrorism. At the same time, it disseminates messages denying Israel's existence and expressing sympathy for global jihad elements. A newly issued report by the Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center in Israel shows that a Hamas monthly published from the United Kingdom - considered a "primary mouthpiece" - continues to advocate terrorist suicide bombing, turning its perpetrators in to role models for the new generation of Palestinians. In the report released by the Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center, an analysis is carried out of... ... more

Posted at 6:25 PM

Directorate of Intelligence (DI) facing crisis

John A. Kringen, the CIA's director of intelligence, had an interesting piece Monday in the Washington Post on the steps being taken within the intelligence community to minimize "group think" and find new ways of monitoring and assessing long-term strategic threats. "Nearly one year ago, President Bush's commission on weapons of mass destruction released its report identifying shortcomings in the intelligence community. Many of the commission's judgments dealt with analysis, the discipline I lead at the CIA. The primary criticism was that our analysts were "too wedded to their assumptions" and that our tradecraft -- the way we analyze a... ... more

Posted at 12:23 PM

Human Rights Watch in Egypt? No, thanks

A group of Egyptian judges that has been pushing for more judicial independence said yesterday it had cancelled a meeting with a visiting Human Rights Watch delegation because of government pressure. The board of the Judges' Club, whose members have openly criticised abuses in last year's parliamentary elections, had been due to meet the rights group tomorrow. Judges' Club President Zakaria Abdel Aziz said Justice Minister Mahmoud Aboul Leil had told him the government did not want the meeting to take place. continues here... ... more

Posted at 3:27 AM

April 3, 2006

Populists Beware Of Immigration Reform?

No matter how you cut it, those that cross our borders illegally are criminals, and the fact that the U.S. government has failed to protect our borders and has also failed to enforce the enforcement of our laws is itself also criminal. To further fail to enforce the laws that have been criminally ignored is encouraging criminal behavior.

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Posted at 3:16 PM

A-Zarqawi stripped of political power

Leader of Al-Qa'ida in Iraq, Abu Mu's'ab A-Zarqawi, has been stripped of his political power and will be confined to a military role, a senior Al-Qa'ida operative said on Sunday. According to AFP, Hudhayfa 'Azzam, whose late father 'Abdallah 'Azzam was the mentor of Osama Bin Laden, said A-Zarqawi has made "several mistakes." link here "The love of jihad [holy war] took over my life, my soul, my sensations, my heart and my emotions. If preparing [for jihad] is terrorism, then we are terrorists ..." (Dr. 'Abdallah 'Azzam quoted on a small commemorative poster found in the offices of the... ... more

Posted at 3:02 PM

Thucydides, Aquinas and the GWOT

There was a fascinating symposium on the "Future of War" recently in the pages of "Historically Speaking, the Bulletin of The Historical Society," with some important lessons to be heeded in the GWOT. As Thucydides argued, people go to war for one, or some combination of, three reasons: fear, honor, and interest. He is largely correct. However, a proper understanding of our actual human nature compels us to refine the Thucydidean formula to conform to what we have described in past posts as the three motors of human action: material interest (survival and growth, source of fear), social interest (order... ... more

Posted at 3:01 PM

Churches are being destroyed in Pakistan

When diplomacy equals lunacy. Multan (Pakistan): "Christians on Sunday protested against the desecration of the Holy Bible and arson attacks on their places of worship in various parts of the country, terming the incidents 'religious terrorism'." Special services were held for those who had died in various incidents of violence against minorities. "It is religious terrorism to set our church (in Mian Channu) ablaze during the period when we (Christians) fast. It is an attack on our religion and belief. We feel unsafe and insecure," said Chaudhry Naveed Amer Jeeva, MPA and the coordinator of All Pakistan Minorities Alliance, South... ... more

Posted at 12:03 PM

Churches to be destroyed in the Arabian Peninsula

The Saudi fatwa reads as follows: "The Permanent Council for Scholarly Research and Religious Legal Judgment has studied the queries some individuals brought before the Chief Mufti... concerning the topic of the construction of houses of worship for unbelievers in the Arabian Peninsula, such as the construction of churches for Christians and houses of worship for Jews and for other unbelievers and [the question of] the owners of companies or organizations allotting a fixed place for their unbelieving workers to perform the rites of unbelief. ...They agreed that it is obligatory to destroy any church or other heretical house of... ... more

Posted at 7:55 AM

April 2, 2006

How To Keep The Peace--Understand Power

It's maxim not to be despised 'Though peace be made, yet its interest that keeps the peace. ----Cromwell. Speech, September 4, 1654 Born out of conflict, the labor of mutual adjustments to change, peace is a new social contract. Its spine is a balance of powers; its organs, expectations. But peace eventually ages and, overcome by change, dies as it entered this world: in conflict. And of its life, cooperative and productive, its offspring, experience, will remain. Thus the question: how to assure peace a long and healthy life, and to minimize the burden of its inevitable passing. The Peacekeeping... ... more

Posted at 10:53 PM

April 1, 2006

Internet Jihad has started too!

The Jihadists are working hard on all fronts. The latest front appears to be the WorldWideWeb! They have just launched a website appropriately called Ya Mohammed to revive the flagging Cartoon Jihad. In an interview with the political reporter of the Iranian News Agency Mehr, one of the managers of the Ya Mohammed website said that the site was launched as part of the "Internet Jihad to fight against the front of blasphemy" and "as a broad protest against the insults of the Western media." continues here... ... more

Posted at 6:59 AM




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