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June 30, 2007

Glasgow Airport Terrorist Attack (Video)

"Maggi O" emailed us this link of the BBC coverage, and says that this link has one of the best summaries that she's have seen on the incident. The reporter has apparently done an excellent job of reporting the facts: [...] Eyewitnesses have described a Jeep Cherokee being driven at speed towards the building with flames coming out from underneath. They have also described seeing two Asian men, one of whom was on fire, who had been in the car. Strathclyde Police said two people had been arrested and detained in connection with the incident. The airport has been evacuated... ... more

Posted at 7:43 PM

UK Magistrate Facing Disciplinary Action After Walking Out Of Court Because Defendant Wore Niqab

The fact that the magistrate is facing disciplinary action after he walked out of court when confronted by a defendant wearing a full veil speaks loudly about how Islamicized Britain has become (hat tip - MaggieO). And let's not forget that 40% of Muslims want sharia law in the UK. And the woman's statements of being "shocked and distressed" by her treatment, that she suffered "hurt feelings and felt intimidated and deeply embarrassed" by the treatment she received at court, that "she is also concerned for the feelings of others who were present in court," and that "She feels that... ... more

Posted at 9:33 AM

Are 'Blacks too 'emotional' to obey rules'?

So Blacks are unable to control themselves? At least one Black moderator thinks so. The moderator of Thursday's Democrat presidential debate was asked by C-Span host Brian Lamb why he didn't enforce a no-applause rule for his PBS-sponsored debate like other debate formats; moderator Tavis Smiley replied: "Because black people are an emotional people. I know it wouldn't have worked." Smiley says the black audience attending the 90-minute session at Howard University would not have listened or complied with such a request for silence, suggesting African-Americans are unable to control themselves. He made the remarks on Friday morning's Washington Journal... ... more

Posted at 8:32 AM

June 29, 2007

Pelosi's Arrows Pointed In The Wrong Direction

If only the Dems could expend as much energy and arrows AGAINST our enemies as they do FOR our enemies, we might be winning the war on terror instead of losing it here at home will winning on the battlefield. Talking about numerous proposals that the Dems intend to be voted on by one or both chambers that would rescind congressional authorization for the Iraq invasion, ban permanent bases in Iraq, cut funding for combat and restrict the length of combat tours, Nancy Pelosi says, "We have many arrows in our quiver, and we are sharpening them."... ... more

Posted at 3:03 PM

London Terror Plot Involves Islamic Extremists; Police Have 'Crystal Clear' Picture of Suspect

ABC News reports that British police have a "crystal clear" picture of the man who drove the bomb-rigged silver Mercedes outside a London nightclub, and he bears "a close resemblance" to a man arrested by police in connection with another bomb plot but released for lack of evidence. Officials say the suspect had been taken into custody in connection with the case of al Qaeda operative Dhiren Barot (pictured), who was convicted of orchestrating a vehicle bomb plot involving targets in London, New York, Newark, N.J. and Washington, D.C. Officials say a surveillance camera caught the suspect "staggering from the... ... more

Posted at 12:22 PM

CNN's 'Day Of Mourning For America'

Yesterday when I got home and turned on CNN I thought that some new unimaginable catastrophe had once again befallen our country. It seemed a day of mourning. Anderson Cooper spoke in muted tones and with a stern visage, the mood of the commentators was somber and the interchange restrained as if funereal, and you would have sworn CNN was flying the American flag at half-mast outside their studios - were it not for the fact that deeming themselves an "International News Organization with no quaint patriotic affiliations" I doubt they fly an American flag anyway, but had they flown... ... more

Posted at 11:49 AM

Breaking: Scotland Yard Appeals For Information In London Bomb Car Scare

Breaking via Sky News, people are being warned to stay vigilant after the "massive" car bomb, which could have killed hundreds of people in the iger Tiger nightclub in Piccadilly shortly before 2am., was defused in London's West End. The device, which contained 60 litres of petrol, a large amount of nails and several gas canisters, was found in a Mercedes early this morning. Clearly, had the device detonated, there would have been "significant loss of life." In a new security alert, Park Lane has been closed to traffic due to a suspect vehicle - a red double-decker bus. The... ... more

Posted at 11:05 AM

Suspected Mossad Agent Who Tipped Off Tel Aviv On Eve Of 1973 Yom Kippur War Dies

Thanks to Maggie for sending this story in. I haven't heard much about it on cable media yet, but as the article notes, if found to be murder and given last years assasination of the former KGB agent - Alexander Litvinenko, this story could send shockwaves across the Middle East and among some of Britain's wealthiest people. An Egyptian billionaire businessman identified as the Mossad agent who tipped Israel off on the eve of the 1973 Yom Kippur War about the coming attack (saving the Golan Heights for Israel) was found dead yesterday outside his home in London in suspicious... ... more

Posted at 9:31 AM

June 27, 2007

'Iran, Qatar Supported Hamas During Gaza 'Coup''

The JP reports that former Fatah security chief Muhammed Dahlan accuses Iran and Qatar of providing Hamas with hundreds of millions of dollars:[...] "I was not surprised by the coup in the Gaza Strip," Dahlan said. "I knew about Hamas's plans and I told different parties about this so we could try to thwart them." Asked why the numerically superior Fatah-controlled PA security forces were rapidly defeated by Hamas, Dahlan said: "The Palestinian security establishment was never prepared for internal fighting. "Since the beginning of the [second] intifada in 2000 our security forces faced systematic destruction by Israel. The Israelis... ... more

Posted at 4:47 PM

Iran's Gas Rationing 'Ignites' Violence In Tehran

As in "literally" ignites violence. The BBC and other media are reporting that at least a dozen gas stations have been torched in Tehran, following the government announcement of fuel rationing for private vehicles:[...] Windows were smashed and stones thrown at the stations, and there was traffic chaos as motorists queued to buy fuel. Iranians were given only two hours' notice of the move that limits private drivers to 100 litres of fuel a month. Despite its huge energy reserves, Iran lacks refining capacity and it imports about 40% of its petrol. The country has a large budget deficit largely... ... more

Posted at 2:56 PM

June 26, 2007

Today Is Day of Destiny as Senate Attempts to Revive Amnesty/Guestworker Bill

NumbersUSA reminds us that a roll call vote on whether to bring S. 1639, the "corrected and updated" version of S. 1348, to the floor is scheduled for Tuesday, June 26. On this matter, a senator's "YES" vote on cloture is equivalent to a vote for amnesty. CLICK HERE to visit the Senate Vote Day Action Center for more information on the "compromise" bill, S. 1639 (formerly S. 1348). According to NR, stopping amnesty is entirely within the power of senators who oppose it. Later today, the Senate will vote on whether to proceed on the bill. To revive the... ... more

Posted at 6:41 AM

June 25, 2007

Danes Burn Mohammed In Effigy 'For A Mohammed-Free Denmark'

... a new evil has arrived in Europe, an evil that lies and kills in the name of their so-called God. An evil that springs from the so-called Prophet Mohammed. Therefore, in our time, it is he who symbolizes evil and it is not just one harvest that will disappear, but all of Western Europe's future that will vanish if this evil is not dispatched to Hekkenfeldt [i.e. Hell, literally the Hekla volcano in Iceland -- BB]. Therefore will we burn the so-called Prophet Mohammed, on June 23, 2007, in three nameless places.A group in Denmark burned an effigy... ... more

Posted at 6:44 PM

Islamic Rage Photo of the Day

As Little Green Footballs notes: "Smell the rage ...." An Arabic reader emailed LGF that the placard in the picture the top line of the placard in the photo says, "Curse Salman Rushdie," and the bottom line, "Duty to kill." These people are as sick as their sick Islamist ideology. Both belong in the Middle Ages. Unfortunately, they live, breed, and multiply like cockroaches, and they will continue to exist in our time until they are exterminated like the vermin they are.... ... more

Posted at 5:36 PM

Lebanon Links Islamists To Attack On UN Forces: The Real War Is Only Begining

Information Minister Ghazi Aridi points to Islamists being behind the bomb attack on Monday that killed six UN peacekeepers in the south of the country, based on confessions extracted from Fatah al-Islam gunmen captured during ighting at a Palestinian refugee camp which is now in its sixth week: "There is a link between the attack which targeted the Spanish contingent of UNIFIL and the combat between the Lebanese army and the terrorists of Fatah al-Islam in Nahr al-Bared," he told reporters after a cabinet meeting. "Lebanon is the victim of a terrorist wave striking from the north to the south... ... more

Posted at 2:08 PM

The Marine and the bear

Peter Schramm writes at No Left Turns:This proves there are no ex-Marines, just Marines. A father and his three sons are camping. A three hundred pound bear starts running off with their cooler. The six year old boy (and future Marine!) hurles a shovel at it as it is moving away from them back into the woods (with the cooler). Bear turns back menacing the boy. The Marine picks up a log--the closest weapon at hand--throws it at the bear and kills it, saving son's life. The Marine is then given a ticket for not securing the camp site. It... ... more

Posted at 1:16 PM

New Rasmussen Poll: Only 22% Favor Stalled Immigration Bill

If it meets all expectations, the current Amnesty bill will reduce illegal immigration by only 13%, provide legal status for south of the border gang members and terrorists, still create a permanent illegal underclass and still force US citizens to pay for the illegals'-to-be-made-legal medical care and schooling. In other words, we-the-people continue to receive only the shaft. - Sher ZieveAnd 22% is down a point from 23% a couple of weeks ago and down from 26% when the debate in the Senate began, despite a massive effort by the White House and the likes of Trent Lott, Lindsey Graham,... ... more

Posted at 12:46 PM

Religion Of Peace Update: Video Released Of Kidnapped BBC Reporter Alan Johnston In Suicide Belt

This appeal video has just been released and is another video tape showing Alan Johnston where he is wearing what appears to be an explosive belt. He says the device will explode in the case of a military storm to free him. US-based IntelCenter said the video, running one minute, 42 seconds, was put out by the group Jaish al-Islam (The Army of Islam).The Army of Islam is demanding the release of Abu Qatada, a Palestinian-born cleric once labelled Al-Qaeda's spiritual leader in Europe, who is being held in Britain. "If we do not reach an agreement and the situation... ... more

Posted at 6:54 AM

Lebanon blast kills UN (Spanish) soldiers

Six United Nations peacekeepers have been killed and several others wounded by an explosion in southern Lebanon, security officials say. The blast badly damaged two vehicles transporting Spanish peacekeepers from the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (Unifil) near the border with Israel. Last news are, that they were killed by a car bomb activated by remote control, and that it is possible there were suicide bombers inside. The Minister of Defense has confirmed it was a "premeditated attack on the troops". Three of the dead are Colombians, 3 Spanish. There are also 2 Spanish badly hurt.... ... more

Posted at 3:57 AM

June 24, 2007

Blatently Obvious: 'Wants Of Our Elected Officials Supersede Those Of US Electorate'

No matter how you cut it, "illegal immigration is simply - illegal," and "29 cent tacos and getting our grass cut for 20 bucks" isn't worth all the down side (see extended post). Yet our politicians in Washington could couldn't care less - they have their own agendas. As Sher Zieve notes at Renew America, until the Illegals' Immigration and Amnesty Bill, not in recent history has it been so patently and painfully obvious that our elected officials place their own wants and agenda well ahead of the US electorate. Clearly, their ambitions are far more important to them than... ... more

Posted at 7:27 PM

June 23, 2007

Teddy Kennedy sings 'en Espanol' For Senate Amnesty Bill On Former Illegal Alien's Radio Show (Updated)

Appearing on the Eddie "Piolín" Sotelo radio show (Piolin is a former illegal alien who crossed the border in 1986 with the aid of a coyote) in support of immigration "reform", aka a massive amnesty for illegal aliens, Senator Teddy Kennedy broke into song, in Spanish. Some might say that this was repulsive enough. However, at the end of this clip you can hear Kennedy say, ""... and we're not going to let "you" down my friend," referring to the Mexican amnesty movement - not the American people! As Lonewhacko suggests, the video with Kennedy singing should be widely distributed.... ... more

Posted at 9:35 AM

June 22, 2007

Help Fight To Save America From The Effects Of Illegal Immigration

Nancy Mathis at American Daughter emailed this over for posting, and says we must prevent the Senate from giving amnesty to 20 million lawbreakers, bankrupting our social programs, and diluting our national values beyond recognition. She describes what's going on in Washington now as a cynical shell game designed to confuse the American people, and points to the pro-amnesty senators for bringing the reviled immigration bill S. 1348 back to the Senate floor under a new number, S. 1639. Here are the ways she suggests we fight to save our country, and suggests that we don't just do one of... ... more

Posted at 2:22 PM

Battle Of Baqubah Heating Up - The 'Real Surge' Has Begun

(Cross posted from Hyscience) [A soldier assigned to the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, provides security and uses a smoke grenade for concealment during Operation Arrowhead Ripper, in Baqouba, Iraq, June 19, 2007. The operation is a joint effort between U.S. and Iraqi security forces to defeat al-Qaeda terrorists and secure the city. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Armando Monroig)] Except for the real story coming from guys like Michael Yon and Bill Roggio, you'd almost think the media was blacking out Baquba. But as Hot Air notes, they're just downplaying it in order to focus on... ... more

Posted at 11:15 AM

The Fairness Doctrine Plays Phoenix As Inhofe Says Clinton And Boxer Want 'Legislative Fix' To Silence Conservative Radio Talk Shows

(Cross posted from Hyscience),/font> Like the mythical bird that dies in flames and is reborn from the ashes, we are again hearing rumblings from the left over The Fairness Doctrine, courtesy of Rep. Dennis "the nutcase menace" Kuccinich and other liberal-progressive socialists of the left. The real problem for the left lies in the fact that there are very few markets for leftwing talk show outside of the far left Seattle market, and leftwing talk show just doesn't "fly" in a free market. The audiences just don't "buy it" - they think it sucks! Appearing on John Ziegler's evening show... ... more

Posted at 10:01 AM

June 20, 2007

Bush Weighs 'Reaching Out' to Muslim Brotherhood

In an incredibly naive display of dhimmitude given the realities of the Islamist agenda and its centrality in world wide terrorism, President Bush is apparently considering "reaching out" to the Muslim Brotherhood. In doing so, President Bush is ignoring the fact that the Muslim Brotherhood is regarded as the oldest and one of the most important Islamist movements in the world, founded by Hasan al-Banna in 1928 and dedicated to the credo, "Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. Qur'an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope." Has... ... more

Posted at 10:19 PM

June 19, 2007

Senate Immigration Bill A National Security Nightmare

According to the Heritage Foundation, proponents of the Senate's comprehensive immigration bill are attempting to rhetorically recast the massive amnesty proposal as national security legislation, claiming that it would encourage or even compel all illegal aliens--terrorists included--to come forward and reveal their true identities as well as any criminal or terrorist connections that they may have. However, as the Heritage Foundation points out, in reality, the legislation would actually create a national security problem by providing new opportunities and advantages for alien terrorists currently operating on American soil:Supporters of the Senate's comprehensive immigration reform bill have revived it under the... ... more

Posted at 11:29 PM

With Immigration - Senate Rules Don't Apply: 'Give The Illegal Aliens Amnesty But Track The Cows'

(Cross posted from Hyscience) The NYT reports that business lobbyists, labor unions, religious organizations and Hispanic advocacy groups are storming Capital Hill this week to to revive the immigration overhaul, with a mission of bringing it back for one more try on the Senate floor. And whether or not provisions for amnesty and its lasting effects on our nation relative to a complete change in the culture of our nation, chain migration of families, the future bankruptcy or our nation's Social Security system, and the overwhelming of our health care system - becomes law, will depend on what happens... ... more

Posted at 9:52 AM

June 18, 2007

Good Terrorist Bad Terrorist

(Cross posted from Hyscience) As Jules Crittenden notes (with additional commentary and links), Fatah is looking to Israel for help, and the U.S. and Israel are now offering to make substantial changes in the lives of Palestinians under Fatah in the West Bank - they are the "good" terrorists. Apparently, the U.S. and Israel hope that by helping Fatah, the good terrorists, Hamas - the bad terrorists, will be defeated - leaving only - you guessed it - the good terrorists. Are you with me so far? Interesting choices. Interesting maybe, but neither are good choices. And besides, is there... ... more

Posted at 11:47 AM

June 17, 2007

Israel Left With Few Options Other Than Plan Attack On Hamastan

Today's Times of London, quoting senior military sources, reports that Israel's new defense minister Ehud Barak is planning to attack Gaza with 20,000 troops to destroy much of Hamas's military capability in just days. Apparently, Barak has already demanded detailed plans to deploy two armored divisions and an infantry division, accompanied by assault drones and F-16 jets, against the Hamas. ... The raid would be triggered by Hamas rocket attacks against Israel or a resumption of suicide bombings. ... The Israeli forces would expect to be confronted by about 12,000 Hamas fighters with arms confiscated from the Fatah faction that... ... more

Posted at 8:56 PM

June 16, 2007

L.A. Hospital Employees Receive Training On 'Their Responsibilities' In Death Of Patient

The AP reports that workers at an inner-city hospital where Edith Isabel Rodriguez, 43, died writhing on the floor vomiting blood last month in the emergency room, have "received training on their responsibilities," and will receive no other penalty, no prosecution. The hospital has been cited more than a dozen times in 3 1/2 years for inadequate care that has led to patient deaths and injuries, and in the case of Ms. Rodriquez, a security camera showed her being brought to the emergency room lobby by police officers around 1 a.m. When the officers told a nurse that Rodriguez was... ... more

Posted at 11:30 AM

Bush Wants Hispanics To Speak Up For Immigration Bill

According to the Washington Times, President Bush told Hispanics yesterday to step into the middle of the immigration debate and make sure senators who have been bombarded with calls from opponents also hear from those who support the bill. In other words, and as we've noted before, let's have the minority help the enablers of illegal immigration and amnesty in the Senate scam the majority of Americans who, unlike some of our public servants in Washington who have willfully forgotten the reality that our nation, economy, society, infrastructure, and culture can absorb only a limited number of new residents each... ... more

Posted at 9:25 AM

June 15, 2007

Does The Media Fear Fred Thompson?

Melanie Morgan provides evidence that the media's criticisms of Fred Thompson echo the same hollow arguments they used against Ronald Reagan 25 years ago. She says that unlike the current crop of declared Republican and Democrat candidates, who have spent years plotting and scheming about how they could win their way to the White House, Fred Thompson is truly being drafted to run by people who are sick of abandoned principles and lack of a moral center. When moments like this occur, occupants of the political and media establishment seem to shudder with convulsions. It ain't pretty, but it isn't... ... more

Posted at 10:02 PM

Hamas Islamists In Gaza And Islamists' Jihad Against Israel And The Non-Muslim World.

Palestinian statehood? Forget about it! "Boys will be boys," just like Islamists will be Islamists. Some things will never change! Gaza; The Morning After The Night Before. Astonishingly, "after days of murderous carnage," here Ismail Haniyeh claims his Islamic party "abides by democratic principles." He apparently has forgotten to add, "but if you disagree with me, we will execute you"!... ... more

Posted at 9:55 PM

Arab Media Reports Syria Making Preparations for War with Israel

Al Watan, a Qatari newspaper, reports that Syria is making concrete preparations for war with Israel, saying that the Syrian government has removed the Government and State Archives from the Damascus area. According to the paper, this move indicates preparations for war:(Via IsraelNN.com) Syrian parliament member Muhammad Habash confirmed on Al-Jazeera Arabic world news satellite TV last week that Syria is indeed engaged in active preparations for a war with Israel. The conflict, said the Syrian MP, is expected to break out during the summer months. The news that Syria may be preparing for war this summer couldn't come at... ... more

Posted at 4:36 PM

The Real Cost Of Those 'Low Skilled' Immigrants

Robert Rector breaks down the cost of low-skilled immigrants in America: $1,000,000 price tag per immigrant. Make no mistake about it: Amnesty and Continued Low Skill Immigration Will Substantially Raise Welfare Costs and Poverty. Don't like the Senate immigration bill but you want border enforcement? No problem: Senate Immigration Bill Not Needed for Law Enforcement. There already exist on the books numerous laws that, if enforced in a targeted manner, would discourage illegal immigration and the employment of undocumented labor, as well as send the signal that such activities will no longer be overlooked. Recent actions by the Administration prove... ... more

Posted at 2:55 PM

More On The Left's 'Victim Complex'

In my previous post I featured commentary addressing how Democrats have a long and rich history of identifying "victim classes" within society, and how they then appeal to these victims and promise them vast amounts of money if they vote Democrat and agree to maintain their victim and sub-standard class status, all of which is helping to convert our system of government from one based on the Constitution and free enterprise to a Socialist Marxist government that fits in with the agenda of liberal-social-progressives like Democrats Clinton, Obama, and Edwards. Democrats and a handful of Republicans, along with support from... ... more

Posted at 12:09 PM

The 'Powers' Behind The 'Cloak and Dagger Scamnesty' Now Back In Play (Updated)

[Message to President Bush and the rest of the pro-globalist, pro-illegal immigrant, pro-Reconquista Movement Republicans] AS we learn that the Democrat and Republican globalist and pro-illegal immigrants US senators in the Senate have said that the stalled scamnesty bill will be revived (via preciseNews) and back on the Senate's agenda next week, I recall what Steven Voigt noted back in May at The Conservative Voice, that our public servants appear to have willfully forgotten the reality that our nation, economy, society, infrastructure, and culture can absorb only a limited number of new residents each year, and that now gone... ... more

Posted at 10:13 AM

June 14, 2007

U.N. Says Yes To U.S Troops Staying in Iraq While Democrats Say Yes To Al-Qaeda (Updated)

While the Democratic leadership continues to support our enemy in Iraq, the Iraqis, and now the UN, support the U.S. - led multinational force remaining in Iraq and recognize that the role of our troops in Iraq is "vitally necessary." The big question is why the Democrats refuse to face up to the danger to the entire region and by extension, our own shores, of our not completing the job in Iraq. The answer, of course, is because they continue to put political agenda and power to the party over winning an important battle in the War on Terror. They... ... more

Posted at 6:41 AM

June 13, 2007

Dawn Over Washington DC

Jules Crittenden tells us what it would look like ... Apparently the Dems have taken step 1.... ... more

Posted at 12:04 PM

The 3-State Solution And The New 'Hamastan'

Hamas' Gaza, Fatah's West Bank, and Israel makes three. (Last minute update: Hamas says it controls Gaza) As bad as things have been, the dynamics in the Middle East are about to radically change to the worse. The two-state solution is no longer a distant pipe dream, its about to convert to a very real nightmare. And as events in Gaza unfold, we need to keep in mind that rarely does anything happen in the Middle East by accident, it's always by design - and in this case it's "design by Iran and Syria." In fact, a senior Fatah official... ... more

Posted at 10:13 AM

June 12, 2007

You Can't Make This Stuff Up: CAIR's Anti-Terrorism Campaign Literally An Empty Page

Go to the web site of the Council on American Islamic Relations, move your mouse over the "Challenging Hate" section of the left sidebar menu, then click "Not in The Name of Islam Campaign," and you'll see this ...., a blank page. Like I said yesterday, CAIR's all talk and no walk - they constantly lie and stretch distort the truth, even been lying about the number and the rate of increase of Muslims in America.... ... more

Posted at 10:40 PM

CAIR Membership Falls 90% Since 9/11

In the way of a follow-up to yesterdays's post titled, CAIR Wants To Con You Into Thinking They Speak For Muslim Americans, in which we commented on yesterday's piece in the Washington Times on the same subject, today we point to another Washington Times piece - this time reporting that the membership in the Islamist group - Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a supporter of terrorists and extremists with a dangerous agenda for America, has declined more than 90 percent since the 2001 terrorist attacks (Muslim convert Ibrahim Hooper, CAIR's spokesperson, and CAIR co-founder Omar Ahmad, are both on record... ... more

Posted at 10:22 PM

June 11, 2007

CAIR Wants To Con You Into Thinking They Speak For Muslim Americans (Updated)

But like a lot of things about CAIR, that's a lie! As M. Zuhdi Jasser, M.D. says:"We are doing our national counterterrorism efforts and Muslims a disservice if we assume that the 'lowest hanging fruit,' which comprise all currently Islamist organizations (CAIR, MPAC, or ISNA - to name a few) and their proportionally limited membership speak for all American Muslims. Their silence on the need for reformation and the need for Muslims to lead an anti-Islamist effort from within our faith community represents their own Islamist agenda of the members and donors but does not represent the general Muslim... ... more

Posted at 4:47 PM

Joe Says Bomb Iran

And I'm with Joe Lieberman all the way - the time has come to bomb Iran [(at least its military facilities and nuclear facilities) - all the way back into the Middle Ages where it belongs]. Iran believes and acts as though a state of war exists between it and the West, regardless of how naive the Bush administration is on the matter (and regardless of what the other followers of the James Baker/ISG paradigm think), and its causing the deaths of hundreds of our troops in Iraq:... ... more

Posted at 10:16 AM

U.S. Arming Sunnis In Iraq To Battle Al-Qaeda

Sounds like a good idea for now; and as Robert Spencer puts it, you're either with our jihadists or with their jihadists. However, I can't help but wonder what happens with the weapons when the Sunnis that we've armed, who have up to now been fighting us, are through fighting al-Qaeda? And by the way, I thought that the Iraqi government's aim is to disarm and demobilize the militias in Iraq. Aren't we creating a new one by arming the Sunnis? Would it not be more reasonable to get their cooperation in letting the U.S. and Iraqi government deal with... ... more

Posted at 6:28 AM

Another Reason Not To Listen To James Baker And The ISG: Iran, Syria Orchestrated This Weeks Raid On Israel

"This operation was an Iranian and Syrian way to explode things and have another card on the table." - Palestinian security official.How much evidence does the Bush administration need to realize that the James Baker foreign policy paradigm based on the belief that it is possible and desirable to reach a stable balance of power in the Middle East, has even the most remote possibility of resulting in anything less than more violence? Take for instance today's news that according to security officials associated with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah party, the attempted Palestinian raid of the Israeli border... ... more

Posted at 6:08 AM

June 10, 2007

Muslim Armies Are Not Relevant - But Terrorism Is!

Zafar Bangash points out in his piece at Kashmir Watch that this month marks a painful anniversary in modern Muslim history: the defeat of the Arab states by Israel in 1967, and the loss of al-Quds and the Masjid al-Aqsa, Islam's third holiest site. Incredible as it may seem, that's the good news. Bangash goes on to remind Muslims that in the subsequent four decades, not one Muslim army has successfully defended its country's borders or the honor of its people. Instead, all they have achieved, with ruthless efficiency, is to attack the parapets of power in their own countries,... ... more

Posted at 9:32 AM

The Islamization of Europe (and America) and Policies to Prevent It

"No Sharia" has an eye-opening piece at Islam Watch that I missed catching a few days ago. I believe it's of sufficient importance that all of us in the West should take into account what he has to say, as we try to sort out what's going on with at least some Muslims in our own communities, regardless of where we live. He (or she) writes:... ... more

Posted at 9:22 AM

June 9, 2007

Why The Senate 'Scamnesty' Bill Failed

The United States is a nation of immigrants. It is also a nation of laws. Voters want to honor both aspects of the national heritage. And, like good parents trying to instill values in their children, voters want their elected representatives to do the same. - Rasmussen Reports.Asking why the Senate "scamnesty" bill failed is like asking why don't you like being broke; clearly the quick answer from, shall we say - 77% of Americans (I didn't make this number up - it's the percentage of Americans that do NOT support the Senate immigration bill) would be that it really... ... more

Posted at 3:39 PM

June 8, 2007

Bad Immigration Think 101: For This They Were Willing To Sell Out Their Constituency?

In a striking defeat for the Open Borders Lobby, the sweeping immigration overhaul endorsed by President Bush crumbled in the Senate on Thursday night, leaving the future of one of the administration's chief domestic priorities in serious doubt. Senate bill S. 1348 failed to get the needed Cloture votes two twice yesterday, causing Senator Harry Reid to pull the bill from the floor. Supporters of cutting off debate got only 45 of the 60 votes they needed; 50 senators opposed the cutoff (38 Republicans, 11 Democrats and one independent voted not to shut off debate). That's the good news. But... ... more

Posted at 10:32 PM

Walid Phares: 'Lessons from the JFK Plot'

Walid Phares had a piece yesterday in The New Media Journal titled "Quick Lessons From The JFK Plot" that originally ran on June 4th, 2007 in the Washington Times. In his highly informative analysis of the arrest of three men and the search for another man, all of whom were implicated (allegedly by legal perspective) in a plot to kill thousands of people in and around the JFK International Airport, he offers that the root causes of potential terror acts in New York or Toronto in this decade have been triggered by a war of ideological indoctrination waged decades ago... ... more

Posted at 10:27 PM

June 7, 2007

Forgotten And Suffering

[Image: Jhon Frank Pinchao holds a chain like the ones used by Colombian rebels to restrain him and fellow hostages. He escaped after over eight years in captivity.] Three US military contractors are still alive after being kidnapped by leftwing Columbian rebels years ago. That word came from Jhan Frank Pinchao, a Columbian policeman who had been held hostage by the FARC in the jungle for eight years (he walked for 17 days in the Amazon jungle to escape his captors, and says he had been with the three Americans for years (at night he had been connected to one... ... more

Posted at 1:10 AM

June 6, 2007

Jihadists In Pakistan 'Luring' Children To Become Suicide Bombers

There's no end to the insanity of the ideology of Islamism. Now Jihadi groups in Pakistan's Dir district in the North West Frontier Province are "luring" school children to become suicide bombers: ... prompting some parents to send their wards outside the area for their education, a media report said Sunday. Hashim Hussain, opposition leader in the District Assembly, took up the issue on the floor of the House a few days ago, demanding that the administration should stop jihadi organisations from ruining the children's future. "I asked the assembly members if participation in jihad at such an early age... ... more

Posted at 1:31 PM

Hitchens Rips The Befuddled Left A New One

One of many pointed quotes from Hitchens in his exchange in recent debate with the leftwing jihad apologist and author of American Fascists, Chris Hedges: "Every member of the 82nd Airborne Division could be a snake-handling congregationalist, for all I know, but these men and women, though you sneer and jeer at them, and snigger when you hear applause and excuses for suicide bombers - and you have to live with the shame of having done that - these people are guarding you while you sleep, whether you know it or not. And they're also creating space for secularism to... ... more

Posted at 5:21 AM

June 5, 2007

60% of UK Muslims Deny 7/7 Bombings (Video)

A new poll of British Muslims by Channel 4 shows that nearly 25% of British Muslims believe the UK government was behind the 7/7 London bombings that killed 52 commuters on the London transport system, and 60% believe that Muslims played no part in it:The extent of scepticism among Muslims of the official version of events emerged in a Channel 4 News survey of 500 British Muslims, carried out by GFK NOP. The results are bound to be disconcerting for the government as it seeks to isolate Islamist extremists in Britain. ... The poll showed that 24% of Muslims believed... ... more

Posted at 3:45 PM

Michael Rubin: Bush Has Abandoned Middle East Democracy

In an American Enterprise Institute article on US Middle East policy yesterday, conservative analyst Michael Rubin reviewed recent US activity in the region and said Bush's second-term direction is a move away from the promotion of democracy. Read it here. Crossposted from Satellite News.... ... more

Posted at 7:30 AM

June 4, 2007

Tens of Thousands of Hong Kong Nationals Mark Anniversary Of Tiananmen Square Massacre

Many more images at Free Thoughts ... Images of Beijing, June 4, 1989 here ... (The massacre at Tiananmen Square) MSNBC (hat tip World Hum - Tiananmen Square, 18 Years After the Massacre) has posted a terrific blog item by a correspondent in Beijing who visited the square today. A "teenage-looking girl" sat down next to the news producer, opened a map to look like just another tourist and said in a hushed voice, "Excuse me, do you know what happened here?" [Slideshow: Remembering Tiananmen Square]... ... more

Posted at 9:17 PM

Amir Taheri: Talks with Iran Will Go Nowhere

Yesterday, John at Freedom's Zone, pointed to Amir Taheri's piece at Arab News in which he offers his views on the prospects for seeing results from the US talks with Iran. Readers will find it informative, with a bottom line that I for one have been waiting to here from a credible source such as Taheri: Since 1979, the real question with regard to Iran has been simple: Should the world kowtow to the Khomeinist regime or should the Khomeinist regime accept the global rules of the game? Maybe it is time to provide a clear answer.More at Arab News... ... more

Posted at 8:39 PM

On 'Empty Gestures'

David Thompson has up an interesting piece today that references an article on Ayaan Hirsi Ali and highlights how many people imagine it's possible to "oppose" oppressive Islamic practices without offending religious sensibilities. Oddly, those who maintain this position never quite spell out how it's supposed to work:"'Believing' in the equality of women is very easy and conveniently vague, especially if one is unwilling to challenge the means by which cruelty and coercion are perpetuated, justified and enforced. Unless one is prepared to address the theological nuts and bolts of the matter, and prepared to risk offending some religious 'sentiments',... ... more

Posted at 5:23 PM

Council On American Islamic Relations (CAIR) Implicated As Participants In Criminal Conspiracy To Support Hamas

No surprise here, as federal prosecutors name CAIR and two other radical Islamic front groups as participants in a criminal conspiracy to support Hamas:Prosecutors applied the label of "unindicted co-conspirator" to the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the Islamic Society of North America, and the North American Islamic Trust in connection with a trial planned in Texas next month for five officials of a defunct charity, the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development. While the foundation was charged in the case, which was filed in 2004, none of the other groups was. However, the co-conspirator designation could be a blow... ... more

Posted at 12:26 PM

June 3, 2007

Amir Taheri: Talks with Iran Will Go Nowherre

Yesterday in the Arab News Amir Taheri gave his views on the prospects for seeing results from the US talks with Iran. Read it here.... ... more

Posted at 1:20 PM

'Republicans: The 81-percent Exodus'

(Image source: WorldNetDaily) Good job, Mr. President: ... In the wake of Friday's report about the Republican revolt over immigration, a companion WorldNetDaily poll shows some noteworthy results. As of Saturday morning (02 Jun 2007), 24 hours after the news broke, an eye-opening 81 percent of Republicans considered themselves part of the "revolt." Of those, more than a third favor the "creation" of another political party. (That's 38 percent of the 81 percent.) The total number of respondents was more than 3,300, which is more than triple the number of respondents for most "reliable" political polls.As made clear in... ... more

Posted at 10:44 AM

The Syrian-Jihadi 'Highway' In Lebanon

Professor Walid Phares is the author of the recently released book, The War of Ideas: Jihadism against Democracies, a senior fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies and a visiting scholar at the European Foundation for Democracy. In his fascinating (to those who have been following Syria's virtual control and interference in Lebanon) article at World Defense Review yesterday, he addresses a ""curious "debate"" that he suggests is growing rapidly among a number of Western-based analysts about the "impossibility" of the existence of Syrian Jihadi-Salafist links, and goes so far as to suggest some analysts have gone to... ... more

Posted at 9:48 AM

Security On Terrorists' Pipeline Target - 'A Joke'

"The terror-targeted Buckeye pipeline snakes through miles and miles of city streets, coursing with millions of gallons of potentially lethal fuel each day - and is so exposed that a reporter could simply walk up and touch the pipe":..... the security fence was consistently left open and that parts of the gate were sometimes missing. Security was so bad that homeless people have been seen roaming the yards. "It makes me feel unsafe for me and my family that we are living over this," said Matthew Cartelli, one of 2,000 people who live across the street from the rail yard... ... more

Posted at 9:40 AM

Ahmadinejad: 'Countdown to Israel's destruction has begun' - 'Urges Hamas To Fight On'

Via Jihad Watch, we're reminded that Hamas has been given its marching orders from Iran - its spiritual and financial guiding light. Iran is the master; Hamas is their proxy. When Iran says "fight," Hamas fights. When Iran says "take a break," Hamas gathers itself for the next battle. Don't believe any of the ceasefire talk you might hear coming from Hamas "politicians"; Iran has given the command: fight on. This from "Countdown to Israel's destruction has begun, says Ahmadinejad," ...More at Ynet:... ... more

Posted at 8:59 AM

Gaza: Female TV staff get death threat - Hamas: Kill the Jews and the Americans "to the Very Last One"

Scott at Powerline points to the story by Khaled Abu Toameh in yesterday's Jerusalem Post that "provides a "good example of how Islamification works in Gaza, of all places, for those who don't understand what's in store for the West if we don't fight back.": Gaza: Female TV staff get death threat.A radical Islamic group in the Gaza Strip issued a death threat over the weekend against women working for the official Palestinian Authority television station, accusing them of dressing immodestly and behaving in a way that violates the teachings of Islam. The threat, the first of its kind against... ... more

Posted at 8:57 AM

June 1, 2007

Out Thought By The Enemy In Iraq

Ralph Peters has an informative read today at The NY Post, addressing our strategy verses that of our enemy in Iraq and beyond. Peters is critical of Washington's continuous arguing about the diagnosis when we should have already operated on the cancer killing Iraq, and says that while we've failed to develop a clear strategy and carry it out, the terrorists have proved more adaptable than we've been: We restrict ourselves to supposedly humane theories of counterinsurgency warfare that have failed us for 60 years; our enemies simply do whatever works - like manipulate the media:[...] The terrorists know where... ... more

Posted at 3:21 PM

GOP tries to make English official

In what amounts to just another reason why the immigration bill is a sham, the English-language requirements in the immigration bill are apparently as toothless as the border security provisions, and some Republican senators want the bill to declare English the "national" language of the U.S. and the country's official means of doing business. Given the fact that the Senate is controlled by Democrats, their chances are about equal to the proverbial snowball:The fight is over whether the bill should call English the "common" language -- as it reads now -- or deem it the "national," or official language, which... ... more

Posted at 6:24 AM

Baghdad Embassy Plans Turn Up Online

Just how did detailed plans for the new U.S. Embassy under construction in Baghdad appear online Thursday in a breach of the tight security surrounding the sensitive project? The idiots at Berger Devine Yaeger Inc., the Kansas City, Mo.-based architectural firm that was contracted to design the heavily fortified compound in the Iraqi capital. Fortunately, at the time of this writing, the entire site is down, likely after the company removed the images following being contacted by the State Department:The images were removed by Berger Devine Yaeger Inc. shortly after the company was contacted by the State Department. "We work... ... more

Posted at 6:06 AM

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