November 21, 2007

Kid Bomb

I know that this might be one incident out of many, but for those that keep thinking that the United States is the one causing all of the Islam-o-Fascists to become unglued and do unspeakable things, here's another log for the fire (last part of the article):

Musharraf frees political prisoners

Meanwhile, horrifying new details emerged last night of the attempt by suicide bombers to kill Ms Bhutto on her return home from exile last month.

Investigators from Ms Bhutto's Pakistan People's Party said yesterday they believed the bomb, which killed 170 people and left hundreds more wounded, was strapped to a one-year-old child carried by its jihadist father.

They said the suicide bomber tried repeatedly to carry the baby to Ms Bhutto's vehicle as she drove in a late-night cavalcade through the streets of Karachi.

"At the point where the bombs exploded, Benazir Bhutto herself saw the man with the child and asked him to come closer so that she could hug or kiss the infant," investigators were reported as saying. "But someone came in between and a guard felt that the man with the child was not behaving normally. So the child was not allowed to come aboard Benazir's vehicle."

Ms Bhutto is said to have told investigators she recalls the face of the man who was carrying the infant. She has asked to see recordings made by television news channels to try to identify the man.

All I can say for the moment is that this man must be boiling over with hatred to pony up his one-year old kid to serve as a explosive conveyance.


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June 04, 2007

'Told Ya So....'

Aha....I was right after all!!

From The Smoking Gun:

Google As Terror Tool?

JFK terror plotter directed cohorts to use satellite mapping service

JUNE 4--One of the plotters behind the alleged scheme to explode gas pipelines at John F. Kennedy airport directed his co-conspirators to use Google Earth to obtain detailed aerial photos of the targeted facility. In a federal criminal complaint, an excerpt from which you'll find below, one of the accused, Abdul Kadir, reportedly told cohorts to use the popular satellite software after he determined that surveillance video shot by the men was "not sufficiently detailed for operational purposes." Kadir, a Guyanese citizen and former member of that country's parliament, made the Google suggestion during a February meeting with an alleged co-conspirator and a government informant (Kadir and three other men have been charged with planning the terror attack). According to the complaint, the snitch followed through and obtained the Google aerial images of JFK, which the men code named the "chicken farm." At a May 11 meeting in Guyana, Kadir was shown the surveillance video and the Google Earth maps of JFK by the informant and Russell Defreitas, one of those charged in the airport attack plan. Defreitas, the complaint notes, "identified, among other things, the fuel tank locations and air traffic control tower." For his part, Kadir "asked many questions about the maps, including the distance between the street and the fuel tanks."

I had pondered such a use of Google's Map functions back in April 2005 for exactly this reason. Some people had said that the use wouldn't have much effect, but catching a group before roasting everything around JFK Airport says different...

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May 25, 2007


Something I saw at LGF that I thought I'd comment on:

Gillerman accuses moderate Muslims of 'silence' in face of Islamic terrorism

Israel's UN ambassador on Monday accused moderate Muslim and Arab leaders of standing by in "eerie silence" while Islamic extremists terrorize people around the world.

Take a peek.

"We live in a world where when Christians kill Muslims, it's a crusade. When Jews kill Muslims, it's a massacre. When Muslims kill Muslims, it's the weather channel. Nobody cares," Ambassador Dan Gillerman told reporters at a press lunch at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York.

Ain't that the truth?

I've been saying this pretty much since I jumped into the blogsphere a few years ago - that the 'thundering silence' coming from American Muslims is simply deafening. Many Muslim/Islamic activist groups or associations or coupon clubs are ever-so-quick to scream about bigotry or racism or whatever the social-crime de jour is at the drop of a hat, but when we see news reports or video footage of any sort of incident being perpetrated by Muslim/Islamic coupon clubs, there's nothing by the sound of jaws hitting the ground.

And it's not so much the demand for outrage when it's obvious that a Muslim or Islamic coupon welder is at the center of the action, but we keep hearing that 'most Muslims do not condone these sorts of attacks' followed by crickets chirping.

It is said that actions speak louder than words - let's see this put into action.....especially when someone like a UN ambassador points out the duck sitting at the table and comments on the walk of the duck, talk of the duck, the distinct 'quack' of the duck and no one else appears to have a clue as to what is being said.

Quack is the spread it today.

UPDATE: Well, here is someone writing for the Opinion Journal that seems to be catching some of that 'thunder' and asking what's up with most Muslims.....where is their outrage over the completely obvious hijacking of their religion?

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May 08, 2007

Kicking Over the Anthill

This is in the news, but Michelle Malkin has a TON of coverage on the FBI's latest kicking over of an anthill of domestic terror plots.

And bear in mind - this one is only ONE that's been announced.....imagine what else is 'in the works'.....

I'll be curious to see what (if any) action(s) are taken by the DoD in increasing security at the entrances to the military bases here in San Diego.

More later.

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March 31, 2007


Here's something from LGF that made me just shake-my-head:

The European Union has solved Europe's problem with Islamic terrorism and jihad.

By banning the words. (Hat tip: LGF readers.)

The European Union has drawn up guidelines advising government spokesmen to refrain from linking Islam and terrorism in their statements.

Brussels officials have confirmed the existence of a classified handbook which offers "non-offensive" phrases to use when announcing anti-terrorist operations or dealing with terrorist attacks.

Banned terms are said to include "jihad", "Islamic" or "fundamentalist".

The word "jihad" is to be avoided altogether, according to some sources, because for Muslims the word can mean a personal struggle to live a moral life.

One alternative, suggested publicly last year, is for the term “Islamic terrorism” to be replaced by "terrorists who abusively invoke Islam".

An EU official said that the secret guidebook, or, "common lexicon", is aimed at preventing the distortion of the Muslim faith and the alienation of Muslims in Europe.

Last free human being out of Europe, please turn off the lights.

Yes indeed, the über-intelligent peoples of the Old World have solved one of the greatest problems to face mankind in the 20th and 21st centuries: pretending that not speaking the words that aptly describe the threat will make said threat go away.

It's kind of like in the Harry Potter series of books where the wizarding community will refer to the greatest threat to them as 'He Who Will Not Be Named' instead of using his real name Voldemort.

And as for my usage of 'SWWNBN' instead of the proper name Cindy Sheehan, that's because she doesn't deserve to have a proper name used when discussing her psycho-babble.

Lovely.....using the ostrich technique to hide from danger. The only thing missing is plugging our ears and screaming 'Lah-Lah-Lah-Lah'.....

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August 20, 2006

Land of Hypocrisy

I've stayed away from talking about the New York Times exposing the NSA's program in tracking / wire-tapping of overseas phone calls in the War on Terror, mainly because I wasn't able to keep up with all the points of what the Times called 'illegal'.

Is it illegal or is it just barely weaving itself through the legal loopholes? I don't know - it'll be determined in the courts soon enough.

But Patterico points big neon arrows to what I feared about the exposure of the program:

Yesterday's Court Decision Proves the NSA Disclosures Harmed National Security

Let me put that into plain English: terrorists and their associates will no longer communicate with these plaintiffs via e-mail and telephone — in other words, ways that the government could monitor under the surveillance program — because the terrorists are aware of the surveillance program. It’s not the Terrorist Surveillance Program itself that has caused terrorists to cease these international communications. It’s the fact that the terrorists now know about it.

Greenwald and other lefties say that terrorists had always assumed their communications were being monitored, but these plaintiffs say otherwise. They say that, for a period of time, they communicated freely with these terrorists — but then along came revelations of the TSP, and their telephone and Internet communications with these suspected terrorists ceased.

Now: if terrorists will no longer communicate with lawyers, scholars, and you think they may also have ceased their telephone and Internet communications with fellow terrorists?

Of course they have. Which means that the government is no longer monitoring those telephone or e-mail communications. The terrorists have had to find other ways to communicate — ways that the government may not be able to monitor as easily, or at all.

The terrorists have adapted. And we can thank our friends at the New York Times.

Unless the plaintiffs were all lying, this is solid evidence that the NSA disclosures by the New York Times have indeed harmed our national security.

Thank you New York Times.

IMHO, this is right up there with complete bullsh*'s like if the NYT had exposed the U.S. Navy's 'MAGIC' program in late November 1941 about the cracking of the Japanese codes.

And rest assured that should another 9/11 attack happen in the United States that these bone heads will be the first to be foaming-at-the-mouth about why hadn't the government done something to stop the attack.

The New York Times....the 'newspaper of record' for the land of Hypocrisy.

(By way of Michelle Malkin)

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August 10, 2006

Mass Murder Plot Stopped Cold

Very close call:

'Airlines terror plot' disrupted

A plot to blow up planes in flight from the UK to the US and commit "mass murder on an unimaginable scale" has been disrupted, Scotland Yard has said.

It is thought the plan was to detonate explosive devices smuggled in hand luggage on to as many as 10 aircraft.

Police are searching premises after 21 people were arrested. Home Secretary John Reid said they believed the "main players" were accounted for.

High security is causing delays at all UK airports.

Damn glad someone was on top of this one....

UPDATE: Moxie points out someone who obviously sees the humor in this situation:

Remember, he is the man whose current tagline is, "-- Islam: the Sole Reason it Takes an Hour to Get on a Plane --"

He may have to revise that to, "the sole reason it takes 3-6 hours to get on a plane, if your flight isn't cancelled".

Or, "Islam, the reason your flight may never land".

Last shot, "Islam, the reason you need to taste your own breast milk (and urine) before boarding a flight".

Without sounding like a clichè, I can say from experience that this is the way to deal with 'bad news'.

Seriously - how else could I deal with the crap that I have to deal with and not get severely bummed out? I try to find the 'good' things in a bad situation.

Case in point:

Doctor: Hey Mikey, you've got a kidney disease and you're gonna have to start doing hemodialysis.

Mikey: Really? That means I get a handicap parking permit!! W00t!

Now I have to inject a little reality: it doesn't always work. That is to say that I'm not necessarily perky all the time. I've just come to realize that given my medical condition I have two choices (and I think I might have talked about this before so bear with me if I have):

  1. Be upset, get miserable, and just basically be one of those cranky, sick people that whine about their pain(s) all the time, or
  2. Try to make the best of it and not to dwell on my condition for too long on any given day.
And do you know why?

Because in either case, I'm still stuck being sick and having to deal with it. And being miserable and whining about being sick gets old.

Anyways......the stuff from Moxie is still giving me a serious chuckle.....

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October 13, 2005


This is what we've been trying to tell the anti-war psychos for two years now: these Islamofascists don't give a rat's ass if you're *cough* against the War on Terror - they'll saw your head off just like Nick Berg's in a heartbeat.

They're almost like Terminators: they can't be bargained with, they can't be reasoned with, they don't feel pity or remorse, and they will not stop - EVER - until you are dead.

So....those of you that continue to think that we're waging an 'imperialistic war' or a war for oil - think again. And think hard about it because there's no going back once your head is being lofted into the air while they chant 'Allah Ahkbar!!'....they mean to 'play for keeps' and there are many of us that intend to facilitate their meeting of Allah.

(Cartoon politely glommed from Cox & Forkum)

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October 05, 2005


Oh joy:

Sooner Bomber Wanted to Buy Ammonium Nitrate!

** Evidence is mounting that Joel Henry Hinrichs III, the University of Oklahoma student who blew himself up 100 yards outside the Oklahoma-Kansas State Football Game on Saturday night, had bigger plans. Joel tried to purchase ammonium nitrate at a feed store late last week. Joel attended the Islamic mosque near his apartment, possibly the same mosque as Zacarias Moussaoui attended. His Pakistani roommate has not been seen by neighbors since the incident. The very volatile explosive Joel used is the same chemical that Shoe Bomber Richard Reid tried to use before his arrest. It is very rarely seen in the US and is called "Mother of Satan" by Islamic extremists. **

I heard about this developing story this morning on . Rick was talking about how he had talked about this story while substituting for Michael Savage yesterday afternoon and how the breaking news about the suicide bomber is being practically ignored my the MSM.

Is this the emergence of homicide bombings here in the United States? Will this become another 'hallmark' event in this quasi-Third World war?

If this information pans out and it's 'revealed' that there are more of these Islamo-psychos that are just waiting to blow themselves up, then there will be steps to be taken to combat this. For instance:

  • Possible profiling of Muslims, especially on college campuses,
  • Increased surveillance of mosques in major cities,
  • More in-depth investigations of both legal & illegal aliens from Islamic nations,
  • Possible expulsions of those found to be just a 'biscuit' away from supporting terrorists
  • Increased security on the U.S.-Mexico border
And I'm sure that there are more steps that could be taken that I'm not thinking of, but I do know one thing: any of these steps taken will evoke another Tsunami of Tstupidiy™ from groups like the ACLU and Amnesty International. And I have only to say to them:

Fine smartass - what would you to protect against this type of threat!?!

We'll have to wait and see if several more of these incidents - IF they are reported by the MSM - will motivate even the loudest moonbat to ask for increased protection from these Rent-a-Jihadists...

(Photo politely glommed from Gateway Pundit)

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September 11, 2005

New Attacks

Tape Released: American al Qaeda Member Warns of Attack

Sept. 11, 2005 — In an apparent Sept. 11 communiqué broadcast on ABC News, an al Qaeda operative threatens new attacks against cities in the U.S. and Australia.

"Yesterday, London and Madrid. Tomorrow, Los Angeles and Melbourne, Allah willing. And this time, don't count on us demonstrating restraint or compassion," the tape warns. "We are Muslims. We love peace, but peace on our terms, peace as laid down by Islam, not the so-called peace of occupiers and dictators."

American intelligence officials believe the man who appears on the tape to be Adam Gadahn of Orange County, Calif. Last year, Gadahn delivered a similar taped communiqué for al Qaeda. That tape was later deemed authentic.

On the new tape, delivered to ABC News, Gadahn's message contains a very pointed al Qaeda threat against Los Angeles and Melbourne.


"Don't believe the lies of the liars at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and 10 Downing Street," Gadahn insists. "They have dispatched your sons and daughters to die lonely deaths in the burning deserts of Iraq and the unforgiving mountains of Afghanistan."

I particulary like that bit about We love peace, but peace on our terms, peace as laid down by Islam....

That right there makes all arguments about those 'freedom fighters' doing what they do because the United States invaded Iraq. You know, those arguements about how we angered the Muslim world with our 'cowboy tactics'....the ones constantly pushed by those that conveniently forget about all those 'accidents':

So all this crap about 'we made them mad at us' goes right out the window and that window is nailed shut with this new pronouncement about peace on our terms, peace as laid down by Islam....

More and more I'm coming to realize that while most Muslims follow some variant of Islam that does not condone suicide bombings or terrorist attacks (unless it's against those evil Joooozzzz), but by them standing there and doing nothing overt to prevent these attacks from happening or not 'outing' them for law enforcement to deal with, well....they just as guilty as those screaming 'Allah Ackbar!!' and pushing a detonation switch or flying a plane loaded with people and jet fuel into a building.

Who knows - maybe all of this will come down to a global war of religion. Considing the severe lack of Muslims speaking out about the perversion of Islam, every day it looks more and more like it'll come to it.

I hope not, but this crap has got to stop. And if it won't stop by the hands of those tied into the so-called 'religion of peace' called Islam, then by the hands of Americans that seek to defend themselves, their families, and their country.

UPDATE: The Liberal Avenger just happens to be talking the same talk I am about this twerp hiding behind an abaya....

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Four years ago today:

United Airlines Flight 175 crashing into WTC 2

NYFD raising the American flag over Ground Zero

Never forget this day and never forgot those that gave their lives to save people from this barbaric act.

Remember it always for it has indeed shaped America into what it is today and will be for a long, long time.

God Bless the United States of America!

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September 09, 2005

Sit & Stew Jose

NOW you can sit there forever scumbag and rot for all America cares:

Court: 'Dirty Bomb' Suspect Can Be Held

A federal appeals court Friday sided with the Bush administration and reversed a judge's order that the government charge or free "dirty bomb" suspect Jose Padilla.

A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the president has the authority to detain a U.S. citizen closely associated with al Qaida.

A federal judge in South Carolina had ruled in March that the government cannot hold Padilla indefinitely as an "enemy combatant," a designation President Bush gave him in 2002.

The government views Padilla as a militant who planned attacks on the United States, including with a "dirty bomb" radiological device.

Get used to those bars kid....

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August 25, 2005

Wishful Thinking is Deadly

I'm not a big fan of his music (that I'm aware of anyway) but I do like his style when talking straight:

Pat Boone shreds Cindy 'peaceniks'

"This lady and the groups that have been demonstrating in front of the president's ranch in Crawford and following him around are the very same people that were the dropout, turn-on, anti-war peace activists back [in the Vietnam War era]," Boone said. "They still have this crazy notion that by just being peaceful and maybe toking up or something like that – it's like an ostrich with its head in the sand – maybe the danger and the bad guys will go away and leave you alone, which is not gonna happen."

The original "American Idol," who sold more records than any other pop artist in the 1950s except Elvis Presley, said no one likes war, and he wishes it were not the answer.

"But, look," he said, "when [terrorists] destroy the World Trade Center right in front of your eyes in Manhattan and you know they're going to do the same and worse things, to just sit back and say 'Oh, let's try not to make 'em mad at us, let's don't rock the boat, let's just say peace is the answer, we love you, we love you' ... we're just sitting ducks. More World Trade Centers, more 9-11s are gonna happen unless we try to take the battle to them on their turf instead of letting 'em bring it to us on ours."

He's got a point: sitting around hoping that you don't get your ass kicked is just an invitaiton to get it kicked.

This used to happen to me in high school; I'd really stay out of the way of the rednecks (the beligerent ones) and they'd come looking for me since I (at the time) wasn't really big and wasn't very good at handling confrontations like that.

I don't know exactly who said it - it might be some obscure Roman saying - but it's applicable here:

If you want peace, prepare for war.
The more accurate quote is here:
Let him who desires peace prepare for war.
Flavius Vegetius Renatus
(~375 AD)
In a perfect world, counting on the other guy to be nice *might* work, but we do not live in perfect world. Being prepared to kick the shit out of someone or some nation works. Ever wonder why no one until recently has attempted to attack the United States? They haven't because we've got the world's more sophisticated military and are quite prepared to deploy and use it.

Pat has it right - wishful thinking will get your ass kicked and it will contribute in a fashion on the next possible terrorist attack.

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August 12, 2005

Ass-Whooping on Aisle Four

The legacy of the President Bill Clinton gets another nudge in the 'Most Screwed' category:

'Able Danger' Intel Could Rewrite 9/11 History

WASHINGTON — The federal commission that probed the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks was told twice about "Able Danger," a military intelligence unit that had identified Mohamed Atta and other hijackers a year before the attacks, a congressman close to the investigation said Wednesday.

Rep. Curt Weldon, R-Pa., a champion of integrated intelligence-sharing among U.S. agencies, wrote to the former chairman and vice-chairman of the Sept. 11 commission late Wednesday, telling them that their staff had received two briefings on the military intelligence unit — once in October 2003 and again in July 2004.

Weldon said he was upset by suggestions earlier Wednesday by 9/11 panel members that it had been not been given critical information on Able Danger's capabilities and findings.

"The impetus for this letter is my extreme disappointment in the recent, and false, claim of the 9/11 commission staff that the commission was never given access to any information on Able Danger," Weldon wrote to former Chairman Gov. Thomas Kean and Vice-Chairman Rep. Lee Hamilton. "The 9/11 commission staff received not one but two briefings on Able Danger from former team members, yet did not pursue the matter.

I haven't kept up on this fully in the last few days - been dealing with some personal things - but as with most 'smoking crater' stories like this I'll have to reserve final judgement until more information is made available.

However - for the moment, I can say this: one or more people are in need of a serious ass-whooping even if some of this pans out.

And I'm talking about 2x4 with a nail in it type ass-whooping.

Congratulations President Clinton: the *cough* 'legacy' of your presidency is shaping up nicely and you're well on your way to becoming the Neville Chamberlain of our lifetimes....

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July 21, 2005

'Bout Time!

Somebody in New York nadded up for this:

Police to Check Bags on NYC Subways

NEW YORK -- Police will begin random searches of bags and packages carried by people entering city subways, officials announced Thursday after a new series of bomb attacks in London.

Passengers carrying bags will be selected at random before they pass through turnstiles, and those who refuse to be searched won't be allowed to ride, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said.

"We just live in a world where, sadly, these kinds of security measures are necessary," Mayor Michael Bloomberg said. "Are they intrusive? Yes, a little bit. But we are trying to find that right balance."

The announcement drew complaints from civil liberties advocates in a city where an estimated 4.5 million passengers ride the subway on an average weekday. The system has more than 468 subway stations _ most with multiple entrances _ and the flood of commuters hurrying in and out of stations during rush hour can be overwhelming.

Kelly stressed that officers posted at subway entrances would not engage in racial profiling, and that passengers are free to "turn around and leave." He also downplayed the possibility of bottlenecks at subway entrances.

Officials declined to specify how frequently the checks would occur. The inspections are scheduled to be in place by rush hour on Friday. Authorities said bus and commuter train passengers will also be checked.

Random my ass - check everyone's bags. And profile everyone 'till the cows come home.

And of course the ACLU is about to have a litter of kittens over this 'heinous infringement of civil liberties'; maybe the head of the ACLU should be made to view the carnage from two weeks ago in person before he/she start spouting off about crap like this.

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More Terrorist Attacks in London

We Stand by Britain

Damn...not again:

Blasts hit London again, 2 weeks after bombings

LONDON (Reuters) - Four small coordinated explosions hit London's bus and underground train network on Thursday, injuring one person, exactly 2 weeks after bombers killed more than 50 people in the British capital.

Part of the underground network was shut, but police said the emergency was not as serious as 2 weeks ago as it became clear that the attacks had either failed altogether or lacked the lethal sophistication of the July 7 bombs.

Prime Minister Tony Blair called for calm.

London police chief Ian Blair told reporters: "We know that we've had four explosions or attempts at explosions. It is still pretty unclear what's happened ... The bombs appear to be smaller than the last occasion."

He said some devices appeared not to have gone off properly and only one person had been reported injured.

As with the July 7th terrorist attacks, there will be more news and information coming out as the police assertain exactly what happens.

I take back all the British jokes and slams that I've made in the past. This American will stand by Britain - always.

(Union Jack picture glommed from Citizen Smash)

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July 16, 2005

Quartet of Terror

Image of bombers' deadly journey

Police have released a CCTV image of the four London bombers as they set out from Luton on their bombing mission.

They have also confirmed the names of all four men for the first time.

Mohammad Sidique Khan, 30, Germaine Lindsay, 19, Hasib Hussain, 18, and Shahzad Tanweer, 22, were pictured in Luton at 0720 BST on Thursday 7 July.

Three bombs exploded on the London underground at 0850 BST, and one on a bus at 0947. Fifty-five people died, including the four bombers.

The picture was released in an attempt to find out more about their final movements.

Peter Clarke, head of the Anti-Terrorist Branch, said: "The investigation continues on many fronts, but we have been very grateful for the contribution made by the public in response to our previous appeals.

I'm thinking that since the homicide bombers/terrorists have been identified the Brits should take a cue from the Israelis: bulldoze their houses....

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Red is Postive

From Linda at Something...And Half of Something comes a quick answer to the constent whine about treatment of prisoners:

Works for me....

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July 08, 2005


Arabs fear backlash after London bombings

DUBAI (Reuters) - Arab newspapers urged Britain on Friday not to turn against Arabs and Muslims after bloody bomb attacks in London blamed on al Qaeda Islamist militants.

While all editorials condemned the onslaught, some linked it to Britain's part in the Iraq invasion or its backing for a U.S.-declared "war on terror," which, they said, ignores the injustice of occupation fueling militancy in the Middle East.

The Friday prayer preacher in Tehran said Britain, which has said Thursday's attacks bore the hallmarks of al Qaeda, should remember that Osama bin Laden's group was a U.S. creation.

Beirut's English-language Daily Star predicted that Muslims would suffer more discrimination after the carnage in London.

"In spite of the fact that all acts of 'Islamic' terrorism blatantly contradict Islamic teachings, such acts serve to further distort the image of Muslims and Islam," it said.

Gee....I wonder why this is so.

Let's review, shall we:

To insure we Americans never offend anyone, particularly fanatics intent on killing us, airport screeners will not be allowed to profile people. They will continue random searches of 80-year-old women, little kids, airline pilots with proper identification, Secret Service agents who are members of the President’s security detail, 85-year old Congressmen with metal hips and Medal of Honor winning former Governors. Let’s pause a moment and take the following test.
  1. In 1972 at the Munich Olympics, athletes were kidnapped and massacred by
    1. Olga Corbett
    2. Sitting Bull
    3. Arnold Schwartzeneger
    4. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.

  2. In 1979, the U.S. embassy in Iran was taken over by
    1. Lost Norwegians
    2. Elvis
    3. A bus full of 80-year-old women on a bingo excursion
    4. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.

  3. During the 1980’s a number of Americans were kidnapped in Lebanon by
    1. John Dillinger
    2. The King of Sweden
    3. The Boy Scouts
    4. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.

  4. In 1983, the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut was blown up by
    1. A pizza delivery boy
    2. Pee Wee Herman
    3. Geraldo Rivera making up for a slow news day
    4. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.

  5. In 1985 the cruise ship Achille Lauro was hijacked and a 70 year old American passenger was murdered in his wheelchair and thrown overboard by
    1. The Smurfs
    2. Davy Jones
    3. The Little Mermaid
    4. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.

  6. In 1985 TWA flight 847 was hijacked at Athens, and a U.S. Navy diver was murdered by
    1. Captain Kidd
    2. Charles Lindberg
    3. Mother Teresa
    4. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.

  7. In 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 was bombed by
    1. Scooby Doo
    2. The Tooth Fairy
    3. Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid who had a few sticks of dynamite left over from the train job.
    4. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.

  8. In 1993 the World Trade Center was bombed the first time by
    1. Richard Simmons
    2. Gene Simmons
    3. Michael Jordan
    4. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.

  9. In 1998, the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were bombed by
    1. Mr. Rogers
    2. Hillary, to distract attention from Wild Bill’s women problems
    3. The World Wrestling Federation to promote its next villain "Mustapha the Merciless"
    4. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.

  10. On 9/11/01, four airliners were hijacked and destroyed and thousands of people were murdered by
    1. Bugs Bunny, Wiley E. Coyote, Daffy Duck, and Elmer Fudd
    2. The Supreme Court of Florida
    3. Mr. Bean
    4. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.

  11. In 2002 the United States fought a war in Afghanistan against
    1. Enron
    2. The Lutheran Church
    3. The NFL
    4. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.

  12. In 2002 reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped and murdered by
    1. Bonny and Clyde
    2. Captain Kangaroo
    3. Billy Graham
    4. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.

As Ann Coulter put it so brilliantly, "When 100 percent of the successful terrorist attacks on commercial airlines for 20 years have been committed by Arabs it ceases to be a profile. It’s called a ‘description of the suspect.’"

(Insidious profile test and Ann Coulter comment glommed from Right Thinking From the Left Coast)

I hate to say this, but like the cliche: if it walks like a duck, sounds like a fuck, and swims like a duck - then it's a duck. Or if you're the type to lean left-of-center: it's a heinous profiling of an aquatic bird that is simply existing and this is yet another example of the un-American tactics the Bushitler administration will use to oppress those that voice dissent....

And unless you're an idiot, those 19 scumbags that killed 3,000 people a few years ago...? They didn't look anything like the Von Trapp kids from 'Sound of Music'. They looked, what's the phrase.....I remember now: Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.

I'm not the type to go walking around looking for an Arab to beat the crap out of him/her, but I'm sure the shrill screams of 'racism' will be drowned out by the thundering silence coming from the Arabs & Muslims in the UK. Or is racism only an American trait...?

The British will have to contend with any possible backlash as best they can - given their laws and their societal 'norms'. But just remember this kids: for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Okay, maybe the reaction might be larger....your milage may vary.

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July 07, 2005

Animals - Just Fucking Animals

An idea that I got from Michelle Malkin - flying the Union Jack today.

God Damn:

Four London Blasts Kill 40, Injure 350

LONDON - Four blasts rocked the London subway and tore open a packed double-decker bus during the morning rush hour Thursday, sending bloodied victims fleeing in the worst attack on London since World War II. At least 40 people were killed, U.S. officials said, and more than 390 wounded in the terror attacks.

A clearly shaken Prime Minister Tony Blair called the coordinated attacks "barbaric" and said they were designed to coincide with the G-8 summit opening in Gleneagles, Scotland.

Barbaric is right.

Fucking animals.

Pardon my breach of decorum by dropping the F-bomb, but it was the first thing out of my mouth this morning when I saw it reported on television. And it seems to be the appropriate word to describe such a low, cowardly act.

And the thing that boggles me is that while these fucking animals perpetrate this level of warfare, we (the United States) get hassled 24/7 for touching a freakin Koran? WTF....

I know it's early and it'll be days or even weeks before a clearer picture is available, but I'm betting that there will be a serious backlash against Muslims in the United Kingdom - there is already 'warnings' out which will be followed by the shrill outcry from fringe Muslim groups and segments of the Barking Moonbat Brigade about 'tolerance' and 'not jumping to conclusions' - that type of warm, fuzzy feel-good crap.

And the most ominous thing to come will be the thundering silence from most Muslim/Arab groups. The kind of silence that speaks volumes...

I don't envy the people of London or of the United Kingdom for in the weeks and months to come, they too will have to recover and bring life back to their society after these attacks. And they'll have to do it while keeping a smile on their faces as some will mock them.

UPDATE: Speaking of mocking people and of making no sense in the middle of a crisis:

We have worked without rest to remove the causes of such violence from our world. We argued, as did the security services in this country, that the attacks on Afghanistan and Iraq would increase the threat of terrorist attack in Britain. Tragically Londoners have now paid the price of the government ignoring such warnings.

We urge the government to remove people in this country from harms way, as the Spanish government acted to remove its people from harm, by ending the occupation of Iraq and by turning its full attention to the development of a real solution to the wider conflicts in the Middle East.


The freakin dust hasn't even settled and this clown is already spewing about Iraq.

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June 03, 2005

Outrage on Aisle Four...

Iraq Puts Civilian Toll at 12,000

BAGHDAD, June 2 -- Insurgent violence has claimed the lives of 12,000 Iraqis over the past 18 months, Interior Minister Bayan Jabr said Thursday, giving the first official count for the largest category of victims of bombings, ambushes and other increasingly deadly attacks.

At least 36 more Iraqi civilians, security force members and officials were killed Thursday in attacks that underscored the ruthlessness and growing randomness of much of the violence. The day's victims included 12 people killed when a suicide attacker drove a vehicle loaded with explosives into a restaurant near the northern city of Kirkuk.

In Baghdad, gunmen opened fire on a market area crowded with civilians, killing nine, the Defense Ministry said.

What!? Nothing from Amnesty International!?

What about Iraqi Body Count!? Lights are on but nobody's home...?

Well surely there will be some sort of 'outrage' from those upstanding people from Indy Media....what? Out to lunch!?


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June 02, 2005

The FINAL Comparison on Gitmo

Just one last mention of the 'gulag' in Gitmo - I promise.

Here's a stark comparison between the gulags of the Soviet Union and the Camp X-Ray in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba:


May 27, 2005 -- CAN it be? Did Amnesty International, which purports to be the world's leading independent monitor of human rights abuses, describe the U.S. facility at Guantanamo Bay as "the gulag of our times"?

Yes, it did. So let's do a few comparisons between Gitmo and the Gulag — the network of Soviet prison camps set up by Stalin in the 1920s.

Number of prisoners at Gitmo: approximately 600.

Number of prisoners in the Gulag: as many as 25 million, according to the peerless Gulag historian Anne Applebaum.

Number of camps at Gitmo: 1

Number of camps in the Gulag: At least 476, according to Applebaum.

Political purpose of Gulag: The suppression of internal dissent inside a totalitarian state.

Political purpose of Gitmo: The suppression of an international terrorist group that had attacked the United States, killing 3,000 people while attempting to decapitate the national government through the hijack of airplanes.

Financial purpose of Gulag: Providing totalitarian economy with millions of slave laborers.

Financial purpose of Gitmo: None.

Seizure of Gulag prisoners: From apartments, homes, street corners inside the Soviet Union.

Seizure of Gitmo prisoners: From battlefield sites in Afghanistan in the midst of war.

Okay....I think that just about settles that bag of cricket crap.

Oh wait - there IS one more mention: Fellow Cal Bear League member Rusty Shackleford at My Pet Jawa has a great in-depth comparison between Gitmo and the Soviet 'gulags'. Go check it out.

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June 01, 2005

Jam It Already

There has been much ado about the Amnesty International *cough* report on how the Gitmo detainess are living in a 'gulag'.

Oh please - for the love of God, STFU already.

Those detainees are lucky that they're getting such nice treatment - period. They're certainly getting better treatment then some of those 'hostages' that were beheaded in Iraq, huh?

And if it weren't for the graciousness of Americans these detainess wouldn't have any Korans to flush down a toilet. By the way, I dare you to try and flush a book down a toilet - can't be done.

And while I'm sure there might - might - be a case or two of *cough* abuse, it's nothing to get your panties in a wad over. There will always be a few jerks in every crowd and exhibiting one's actions isn't indicative of the American military as a whole.

The detainees should feel lucky that they weren't dealt with like the military in Chile or Argentina (I forget which) did: throw their asses out of a helicopter 100 miles out over the ocean. Seriously.

There isn't really much of a case for these dorks to rate lawyers to defend them. The U.S. should deal with them as they originally intended: military tribunals. Quick, easy, and the freaking ACLU can't get involved.

So just jam it about the 'gulag' and let's compare the Gitmo 'gulag' to some of the other more interesting 'gulags' in history. They don't compare - not by a long shot.

UPDATE: Michelle Malkin's weekly column sums up this 'outrage' over Gitmo and its 'gulag':

Guantanamo Bay will not be the death of this country. The unseriousness and hypocrisy of the terrorist-abetting Left is a far greater threat.

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May 18, 2005

It's Okay - Allah Says It's Cool

Oh - I'm so glad this is now explained in detail:

Tape justifies killing innocent Muslims

BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- A chilling, rambling audio file thought to be from the most-wanted man in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, says religious doctrine justifies the killing of innocent Muslims by insurgents.

The message was posted on several Islamist Web sites Wednesday, the same day a senior U.S. military official said the Jordanian-born leader of al Qaeda in Iraq ordered the recent wave of car bombings.

CNN has been unable to confirm that the voice is that of al-Zarqawi. The tape introduces the speaker as al-Zarqawi, but the speaker does not identify himself.

The voice says in Arabic: "The shedding of Muslim blood ... is allowed in order to avoid the greater evil of disrupting jihad."

The voice says the protection of religion "is more important than protecting lives, honor or wealth."

"God knows that we were careful not to kill Muslims, and we have called off many operations in the past to avoid losses ... but we cannot kill infidels without killing some Muslims. It is unavoidable," he adds.

The speaker defends suicide attacks, saying, "killing of infidels by any method including martyrdom operations has been sanctified by many scholars even if it meant killing innocent Muslims."

"This legality has been agreed upon ... so as not to disrupt jihad," or "holy war," the recording says.

And I bet if this clown - Zarqawi - is caught alive, he's gonna screech like a stuck pig...especially if some Iraqis get to him first.

It's always fun to identify the ends-justifies-the-means arguments - they're most like associated with psychos and those that are still getting their panties in a wad over making Iraqi prisoners wear underwear on their heads.

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May 07, 2005

Polls in Favor of Digging Trench and Filling it with Gasoline

The proof is in the pudding:

Zogby poll: Americans fed up on illegal aliens

A new opinion poll by Zogby International indicates Americans are hardly pleased with the Bush administration on the subject of illegal immigration.

The poll, cited on CNN's "Lou Dobbs Tonight" program yesterday, noted a huge majority – 81 percent – believes local and state police should help federal authorities enforce laws against illegal immigration. Only 14 percent disagreed.

Voters were also asked, "Do you support or oppose the Bush administration's proposal to give millions of illegal aliens guest worker status and the opportunity to become citizens?" Only 35 percent gave their support, and 56 percent said no.

"A majority opposed illegal immigration," pollster John Zogby told CNN. "In fact, when you combine those two terms, 'illegal and immigration,' it really conjures up a considerable amount of negatives. And, in fact, we find that it's really across the board."

While some of you know my stance on polls - even those conducted by Zogby (IMHO a reliable source for field polls) which is that a poll question can be worded in such a way as to make Charles Manson a 'misunderstood scholar'.

I can take note of the significance of these numbers - 81% in favor of increased action - that the folks in Washington cannot continue to ignore this problem.

Additionally, mine isn't a case of 'white vigilantism' or *cough* racsim - a significant number of Americans are getting tired of this crap.

I honestly fear that it will result in another terrorist attack on the continential United States and that when the dust settles and the immediate questions are answered - HOW did this happen!? - that if the neon arrow points to the southern border that someone (read: President Bush) will get their ass kicked politically and HARD.

I'm not advocating increasing vigilance on the U.S. - Mexico border to save President Bush's administration....I just don't want another terrorist attack to be perpetrated on MY country.


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May 06, 2005

We'll Kill You to Save You...

I know that some might think this is 'pandering' or 'manipulation' of the story and that I'm using it as justification for Operation Iraqi Freedom, but in my book this is terrorism:

Car Bomb at Iraqi Market Kills 24

BAGHDAD, Iraq — At least 24 people died and 40 were injured after a car bomb detonated outside a busy market just south of Baghdad on Friday.

The explosion ripped through crowds in the town of Suwayra. This area 25 miles south of the capital is known to be a notorious insurgent stronghold, routinely referred to as the Triangle of Death.

Earlier Friday, the bodies of at least 12 people who had been shot and killed were found buried at a garbage dump in Baghdad, Iraqi officials said. And in another attack targeting Iraqi security forces, a homicide car bomb destroyed a police minibus at a checkpoint in Saddam Hussein's hometown, killing at least eight policemen, officials said.

This wasn't an attack on U.S. forces in the wasn't a homicide bomber blowing himself up at a police recruiting station - it was a deliberate bombing in a crowded market place.

...ripped through crowds in the town of Suwayra

This is the classic definition of terrorism: inflicting pain, suffering, and death upon civilians to gain some sort of political or social leverage. They cannot win their argument(s) using reason, logic, or even Tinker-Toys for that matter so they revert to inciting terror on the civilians to attempt to be the preeminent group in power in the rebuilding of Iraq.

Anyone want to try to deny this?? Anyone want to try and justify this action in the so-over-abused 'resistance' argument? Cause this wasn't a case of 'oops!' - it was deliberate and I'm simply baffled as to how these Islamo-psychos can justify killing Iraqi civilians in the name of Allah or whatever diety they're trucking for...

They are plain animals. Not demented humans - but animals. That's what they are and that's the way that they're gonna be treated: shot down like a rabid dog.

And if my the grace of God they're captured alive and receive humane treatment, they they should thank their lucky stars that the trooper or Marine that captured them didn't just blow their brains all over the wall.

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May 05, 2005

Before & After Photos

Chrenkof has some excellent before & after photos of those that would inflict harm upon America.

I really love the last one.....

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May 02, 2005

'Punch in the Mouth'

This is the kind of stuff that makes you twitch:

Ayatollah warns U.S. needs punch in mouth

The spiritual leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, is warning the U.S. to stay out of his country's business – and, in particular, its nuclear program, which is set to resume this week.

Speaking on a tour of southeast Iran, Khamenei called the U.S. "arrogant," "rude" and said the country "deserved a punch in the mouth."

He also said Iran's presidential elections in June would not make any difference to its nuclear policy.

Khamenei said it was not up to the U.S. to decide which countries needed nuclear technology.

Well, in a way he's right - it isn't up to the United States to decide who can utilize nuclear technology. But one phrase comes to mind when you think about 'Iran' and 'nuclear' - glass parking lot.

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April 22, 2005

Admitting Guilt

Moussaoui pleads guilty

Entering a guilty plea today, Zacarias Moussaoui became the only person convicted in the U.S. in connection to the 9-11 attacks.

The French citizen told U.S. District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema he realized he could be put to death.

"I expect no leniency," he said. (And you'll get none - Ed)

Moussaui, charged with six felony counts, said he was trained on a Boeing 747 "to use this plane to strike the White House."

He explained the training was in preparation for an attack planned to occur after the 9-11 attacks.

His defense lawyer, Alan Yamamoto, said he was satisfied the defendant understood what he was doing.

"When I have spoken to him, we have disagreed,” Yamamoto said. "He is facing the possibility of death or life in prison. He has told me that he understands that."

Brinkema said, "The court is accepting today the defendant’s six pleas of guilty to the six counts of the indictment."

Here is a thought: let's put Moussaoui and Hasan Akbar in a cage for an all-out death match and the winner gets to live for a month - but the catch is that he'll be sodomized daily by angry goats....THEN he'll be hung from the nearest flagpole....

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April 19, 2005

Oklahoma City 10 Years Later

Oklahoma City Marks 10 Years Since Bombing

OKLAHOMA CITY — With 168 moments of silence and the message that goodness can overcome evil, victims of the worst act of domestic terrorism in U.S. history were remembered Tuesday at the Oklahoma City National Memorial.

Some 1,600 people inside the First United Methodist Church fell silent at 9:02 a.m., the moment the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building was destroyed exactly 10 years earlier.

Here's hoping that all those that were murdered in the attack are at peace and that the perpetrator of the attack, Timothy McVeigh, is experiencing anguish like no other souls have in the history of time.

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February 10, 2005


Gee - didn't see this one coming:

North Korea Confirms It Has Nuclear Weapons

SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea defiantly told the world Thursday it does have nuclear weapons and that it's not interested in restarting disarmament talks anytime soon.

The communist nation argued it needs protection against what it considers an increasingly hostile United States.

Pyongyang's pronouncement was the first time it publicly confirmed what other nations suspected, but its claim could nevertheless not be independently verified.

It's pathetic that North Korea can be proudly admitting it's got a nuclear device but it can't feed its own people.

Okay, let the shrill girlie-man screams of Bush is to BLAME!!! from the Barking Moonbat Brigade™ begin....and let us not forget who bought the DPRK's song-and-dance about how they'd stop working on nukes back in the 90s....

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January 31, 2005

Fine Upstanding People Those Insurgents

The 'insurgents' in Iraq are fighting to force American troops out??

I don't think so:

Disabled child in suicide attack

Terrorists used a disabled child as a suicide bomber on election day, Iraqi interior minister Falah al-Naqib said today.

In all, 44 people were killed in a total of 38 bomb attacks on polling stations. Police at the scene of one the Baghdad blasts said the bomber appeared to have Down's syndrome.

Mr Al-Naqib praised an Iraqi citizen who was killed while preventing one suicide bomber from reaching a crowd of people outside a polling station.

I betting they offered this kid a choo-choo train and a bag of candy if he just did this one little favor for Uncle Abu.....

Lovely, just lovely.

Shall me compare those 'atrocities' at Abu Grahib to this cause I'm sure they're comperable.....

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November 19, 2004

F-16s on Station Laying SMACKDOWN!

Found this over at Silent Running via Right Wing News:

Some Marines were pinned down in a building in a Fallujah neighborhood. Terrorists throughout the city heard about it and were rushing to the area to try and take the Marines out. The Marines called in air support and the first responders were Air Force F-16's.

right-click here and 'Save As'

This video shows a group of guerrillas rounding a corner onto the street leading to the Marines. The F-16's altitude appears in the upper right corner. In the lower right corner is the countdown until the bombs impact. The crosshairs in the middle indicate where the pilot is directing the laser spot to guide the bombs. The number just to the right of the crosshairs is the length of one of the arms of the crosshairs on the ground in meters. The bombs are two 500lb laser guided bombs. The total casualty count from this one strike was 48.

It's some wicked video footage......[/evil grin]

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November 16, 2004

Two to the Head in Fallujah

U.S. Investigating Marine Shooting

'Two to the head'BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - The U.S. military said Tuesday it is investigating the videotaped fatal shooting of a wounded man by a U.S. Marine in a mosque in Fallujah. Iraqis condemned the act as "cowardice" and "something forbidden in Islam."

Investigators will determine whether the Marine acted in self-defense against what a spokesman described as an "enemy combatant."

The dramatic footage was taken Saturday by pool correspondent Kevin Sites of NBC television, whose report said the man who was killed didn't appear to be armed or threatening in any way, with no weapons visible in the mosque. The slain man was among a group of men wounded in fighting a day earlier at the mosque and left there. Three others in the group were also shot again Saturday by Marines, Sites said.

I was only partially awake when I saw this on FoxNews this morning.

As with anything heinous as initial reaction(s) are sure to come out, there is probably more to this than is being reported - especially by the imbedded reporter that recorded this.

While there would be little reason to believe that a U.S. Marine would dishonor himself and the Corps by committing such an act, I'll hold judgement until more facts come out.

UPDATE: Charles at Little Green Footballs has the raw video footage of the incident. The photo I used in this post is a still-frame from the video; the Iraqi laying on the ground in it is the one that immediately starts motioning that he's unarmed after the Marine shoots.

UPDATE II: Deuddersun sounds off on this event and from what I know of him, this doesn't surprise me at all. Take a look.

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November 11, 2004

He's Dead Jim - Pass the Ketchup

From Little Green Footballs:

It's true: Elvis is really dead

Yasser Arafat died.


All I have to say about this is: He should have died in a huge fireball created from an Israeli missile.

Maybe now there might be a chance for peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians - provided that the Palestinians don't treat this event as an excuse to act like rabid animals.

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October 26, 2004

Details Make the Story

I was trying to find any other MSM that was talking about Drudge's breaking news last night about how the missing plastic explosives splattered all over the front page of the New York Times were missing before U.S. troops arrived in Baghdad, but it would seem that no one is interested in quelling this October surprise.

And then I check (of all the places) CNN and wadda-ya-know? Here it is.

Report: Explosives already gone when U.S. troops arrived

NBC News says its crew was embedded with soldiers at time

(CNN) -- The mystery surrounding the disappearance of 380 tons of powerful explosives from a storage depot in Iraq has taken a new twist, after a network embedded with the U.S. military during the invasion of Iraq reported that the material had already vanished by the time American troops arrived.

NBC News reported that on April 10, 2003, its crew was embedded with the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division when troops arrived at the Al Qaqaa storage facility south of Baghdad.

While the troops found large stockpiles of conventional explosives, they did not find HMX or RDX, the types of powerful explosives that reportedly went missing, according to NBC.

I am actually suprised that CNN is the first up on reporting this.

What is also interesting is that Drudge Report is saying that this was 'broken' by NBC News and yet - there's NOTHING on MSNBC. Curious.

I find that it's the details of the story that make it interesting....

What is also interesting is that the IAEA was notified October 10th about the *cough* missing explosives and decided just now to release this information - ONE WEEK before the U.S. election?

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October 20, 2004

Capitulation Works Really Well

Spain pulled its troops out of Iraq so as to not 'anger' the Muslim Islamofascists after the terrorist attack that killed close to 200 people and injured scores more.

That policy is having such good results....let's all become Capitulation Monkeys, huh??

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October 15, 2004

Happy Ramadan!

'Think you used enough dynamite there Butch?'

Iraqis search through the rubble of a destroyed house after U.S. warplanes pounded Fallujah.

Ramadan starting off with a bang in Fallujah:

Marines Pound Zarqawi Sites in Fallujah

BAGHDAD, Iraq — U.S. warplanes pounded the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah, where residents were marking the first day of the holy month of Ramadan on Friday, a day after city leaders suspended peace talks and rejected the Iraqi government's demands to turn over terror mastermind Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

U.S. troops detained Fallujah's top negotiator in the peace talks, witnesses said. Khaled al-Jumeili, an Islamic cleric, was arrested as he left a mosque after prayers in a village about 10 miles south of Fallujah, they said. There was no immediate U.S. comment.

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September 19, 2004

Filling in the Blanks

The 9/11 Commission ReportMy wife was shopping at CostCo and picked me up a copy of the 9/11 Commisssion Report. Hopefully I'll be able to finish it by the end of this week as the fall quarter at UCSD begins.

So far there's nothing new, but it is nice to read about some of the details that are constantly glossed over by the media. You know, the kind of detail that totally debunks some of the talking points floating around at like:


"The CIA funded Bin Laden and trained him. It's the CIA's fault for helping Bin Laden!"


Page 56
"But Bin Ladin and his comrades had their own sources of support and training, and they received little or no assistance from the United States23"

23. In his memoir, Ayman al Zawahiri contemptuously rejects the claim tha the Arab mujahideen were financed (even "one penny") or trained by the United States.

I doubt that reading the 9/11 Commission Report will shead any new light on what I know of the attacks three years ago, but it will clarify some of the more....potent BS that keeps getting recycled by the foaming-at-the-mouth demographic of American society.

More myth debunking as I come across it later.

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September 17, 2004

No Doom

Citizen Smash posts a message from a Marine on the ground in Iraq and he says 'It Ain't That Bad'.

Go take a look and then compare it to the 'Message of Doom' that just appeared in the news lately.

Who you gonna believe: arm-chair pundits thousands of miles away or someone who is right there?

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August 31, 2004

Religion of Peace™ in Action Again

Not one, but TWO homicide bombers:

Israel Bus Bombs Kill at Least 15

BEER SHEBA, Israel — Homicide bombers blew up two buses almost simultaneously in southern Israel on Tuesday, killing at least 15 people and wounding more than 80 others in the first Palestinian homicide attack inside Israel in nearly six months.

The twin blasts, claimed by the militant group Hamas, were likely to provoke a harsh Israeli response. Prime Minister Ariel Sharon met with top security officials and planned further talks later in the day.

Someone high up in the Hamas food chain is about to get served a big plate of WHOOP ASS courtesy of the IDF.

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August 23, 2004

Going to the Source

Ahhhhh!! The pain!! Make it stop-PLEASE!!I heard about this latest warning from the FBI a few days ago and logged it away in my mind.

Then I see it again over at Michelle Malkin's blog and it occurred to me: why on Earth would Islamofascists want to target military recruiters? It just didn't make any sense, but then again nothing really makes sense when it's staring you right in the face.

And then it clicked: targeting military recruiters would (hopefully) cause more people to stay away from the recruitment offices and thus reduce the number of people entering military service.

The only reason I can come up with as to why recruiters would be targeted would be that military action is WORKING. This scum wouldn't waste the resources to just hit any random target - 7-Elevens around the country would garner more fear in the American public if one was bombed - they're going after the 'source' of the pain that they're experiencing.

They're in pain? Good.

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August 12, 2004

'Dry Run' - A Coincidence?

There is more to the in-flight experience of Annie Jacobsen and her story about flying from Detroit to Los Angeles on June 29.

A LOT more.

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August 11, 2004

Safety Tip

There is a reason that you're not supposed to eat paint off the walls in Kindergarten...

(Nicely glommed from Allah)

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August 06, 2004

Reaction Speed

There has been a lot said about the manner in which President Bush 'reacted' to the news of the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

Many people critical of his lack of reaction have asserted that he must have known about the impending attacks since he didn't immediately jump up when told.

Chet over at The American Way!? points out an amazing coincidence in how people 'react' to such horrific news.

As if jumping up and acting like a hysterical child would really have mattered....

Posted by Mad Mikey at 09:56 AM | Comments (4)

July 30, 2004

What Should Transpire...

Gitmo Prisoner First to Get Review

WASHINGTON - The U.S. military said Friday that it had scheduled the first hearing into whether a terror suspect at a Navy base in Cuba is being properly held.

The hearing for the unidentified prisoner was set for Friday afternoon at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Navy Secretary Gordon England said at the Pentagon. It was the first time one of the 590 Guantanamo Bay prisoners would be able to make a formal case for his freedom.

A panel of military officers will decide whether he is indeed an "enemy combatant", as the military contends, or wrongly held and therefore should be set free.

The following is the transcript of a recording obtained:

[door squeaking open]

Military Guard: Prisoner, stand here.

[shuffling feet and clanking chains]

Presiding Military Officer: State you name for the record.

Prisoner: Mohammed bin Abdullah bin Omar bin Othman al-Ahmed.

Officer: State your country of origin.

Prisoner: I am from Yemen.

Officer: [shuffling papers] Okay Mr. were detained in Afghanistan? Is that correct?

Prisoner: Yes. I was walking my goats and-

Officer: And you are asking to be released from detention? Is that correct?

Prisoner: Yes. I am not a terroris-

Officer: And on what basis should you be released? What reason should you be let go?

Prisoner: I was saying I am not a terrorist. I am a simple goat trader and-

Officer: Goat trader? You were found in possession of several assault rifles, two rocket-propelled grenade launchers, and a crate of explosives. You are joking, right?

Prisoner: No, I am Mohammed bin Abdullah bin Omar bin Othman al-Ahmed. I would like to be let go.

Officer: No. Next.

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Urban Legend or Blatant Clue?

By way of the resurrected 'Blogs of War', Snopes dispels the 'Dry Run' story from Annie Jacobsen:

As things turned out, although the events Ms. Jacobsen claims to have witnessed on her flight did occur (more or less), her interpretation of them (that they involved a group of terrorists making a dry run for building a bomb in-flight) was erroneous. The men she observed on her flight were exactly what authorities told her they were: a group of Syrian musicians who had been hired to play at the Sycuan Casino & Resort near San Diego. Like any other group of passengers, the men in the musical ensemble talked to each other, moved around, ate food, and used the restrooms while the flight was in progress.

The one aspect of this story that gives me pause is that just like joking about having a bomb on a plane, this type of activity isn't what I'd call 'smart', especially after 9/11. These Syrians might just as well have been simple musicians, but even these gentlemen would have a clue about being watched constantly while traveling in the United States.

Additionally, even if this story was complete BS, what about the numerous corroborating accounts from pilots, flight attendants, etc. that all but confirm these dry runs?

This is one of those 'things that make you go hmmmm' that will be revealed should another 9/11 attack happen seeing as how hindsight is always 20/20. The 9/11 Commission showed that there were 'tell-tale' signs that pointed to an imminent attack before 9/11 yet no one connected the dots. How big of a dot will this story become in the aftermath of another attack?

Only time will tell, but I'm hoping to be just a bit paranoid instead of pointing this out and saying 'I told you so'....

UPDATE: Thanks for the spellcheck of 'corroborating' Nathalie....

Posted by Mad Mikey at 09:04 AM | Comments (3)

July 15, 2004


Holy crap.

Here's something that just does not bode well with me that was over at Michelle Malkin's blog. It's kind of a long story, but read it anyway.

For Michelle, this story reminded her "of James Woods' experience prior to September 11, 2001" and it's just one of those things that makes the hair on your neck stand on end.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 01:07 PM | Comments (20)