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Saturday, November 03, 2007

The Saudi Witch Hunt



More evidence that Islamic "civilization" is primitive and pathetic. They are a superstitious lot of people who live still live in the Dark Ages. Here, from Reuters, we find the story of the Saudi government executing an Egyptian man for "witchcraft."


You thought it didn't happen in the modern world? Well, it doesn't. It happens in the Muslim world:


Saudi executes Egyptian for practising "witchcraft"

RIYADH, Nov 2 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia executed on Friday an Egyptian man convicted of "sorcery", desecrating the Muslim holy book and adultery, the official news agency said.

The Saudi Press Agency said Mustafa Ibrahim was put to death in Riyadh in a controversial case which has drawn criticism from rights activists.

It said Ibrahim had been accused by another foreign resident of practicing magic in order to separate him from his wife and said evidence had been found in his home, including books on black magic, a candle with an incantation "to summon devils" and "foul-smelling herbs".

"He confessed to adultery with a woman and desecrating the Koran by placing it in the bathroom," the agency said.

Saudi media first reported the case in April, saying mosque worshippers had complained that a pharmacist in the northern desert town of Arar had placed copies of the Koran in washrooms. No accusation of adultery was mentioned at the time.

Clerics of Saudi Arabia's austere form of Islam, known as Wahhabism, take accusations of sorcery seriously and recently held a conference in Riyadh on how to combat it. Clerics dominate the legal system, acting as judges.

"This is a sad day for justice in Saudi Arabia. This execution is a clear indicator of the medieval character of the Saudi judicial system," said Ali al-Ahmed, a Washington-based rights activist of Saudi Arabia's Shi'ite Muslim minority.

"This man was murdered in cold blood while the Saudi king is in Europe being touted as a reformer ... This man was sentenced to death without any explicit evidence to prove what was perceived as violation of the law," he told Reuters.

Executions are usually carried out by public beheading with a sword for murder, rape, drug smuggling and armed robbery.

Saudi authorities say they apply strict Islamic law which ensures full rights for Muslims and non-Muslims. Families of victims have the right to waive the death sentence and claim financial compensation instead.

But in an apparent acknowledgement of problems, King Abdullah last month announced a reform of the court system which the state-run government Human Rights Commission said will include putting the penal code in writing.

Friday's execution takes the total number of executions this year to well over 120, compared with a record of 192 recorded by Reuters for all of 1995.
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Superstition Trumps Medicine


Not for me. I can tell the difference between fantasy and fact, superstition and science.

But just yesterday I had an experience at the mammogram center and was able to watch superstitious Muslims in action. A recent post by Pastorius and some of the comments thereto have prompted me to write this essay about what I observed.

In came an elderly muslima on the arm of her husband, who was also feeble and walking with the assistance of a cane. They were accompanied by their adult son, who was probably in his early thirties.

The muslima's turn came to go back to the imaging portion of the center. Trouble! Her husband and her son wanted to accompany her. Of course, the innner sanctum of the center is strictly for women only.

You say, "What's so strange about her family wanting to be with her?"

Nothing. Except for the two men's major concern.

They didn't want her to take off her hijab.

Her husband was very insistent about the importance of wearing that hijab at all times. And her son was every bit as insistent. Even when only women will be present? Hmmmmm....

Her son began to gesticulate frantically, in spite of his perfect English. He was obviously very, very angry. For a minute, I thought that he was going to hit the receptionist with his cell phone. His demeanor was that threatening. Furthermore, both men seemed certain that an exception would be made. An accommodation.

But the personnel at the mammogram center stood their ground.

Well, I got back into the inner sanctum quite a while later. There sat the muslima in one of the dressing booths, with the curtain pulled back. She was wearing her hospital gown and her hijab. Was she ever glaring at all the infidel women present! And she, of course, refused to join the waiting area in the inner sanctum.

Just as soon as I had my gown on (I didn't even get the chance to sit in the small gathering of women around the coffee table, as I usually do), I was called for my turn with the technician, who asked me, "Would you mind taking off your gown?" I had to laugh at that one. To get a good read on a mammogram, removing the gown is essential. I surmise that the technicians had already had a rather unpleasant experience with the muslima, who was still sitting in her dressing booth when I left. Obviously, she had not received her turn, even though her appointment preceded mine by several minutes.

Both her husband and her son were still present when I left and headed for my car. Her husband, the only man in the room, had repositioned himself in the waiting room so as to keep the door of the inner sanctum in sight at all times. Her son was outside and talking on his cell phone. He was still gesticulating frantically.

But here's my point. These people were so worried about the lady's taking off her hijab that all of them were willing to jeopardize the diagnostic efficacy of a mammogram.

Having already had my breast-cancer scare some ten years ago, I know only too well the importance and the necessity of having an annual mammogram at my age. Staying covered up is not worth my life.

I don't know the outcome of the muslima's encounter with the mammogram center. I hope that she did whatever it took to have a mammogram. But, honestly, I have my doubts. For Muslims, superstition trumps science.

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Winds of War: Bush Budget Plans for Iran Attack

According to mewsMax.com, the Department of Defense has requested – though quietly – additional funds to retrofit B-2 Stealth bombers so they can carry a 30,000-pound “bunker buster” bomb. The request for funding for this is buried in a larger request of $190 billion in emergency war funding.

It’s no secret that President Bush doesn’t want to leave office with Iran having a nuclear weapons capability. The question is, will he pull the trigger before he leaves office.

Read the rest at The Gathering Storm.

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Vlad The Impaler, Part 2


Here is the second part of the two-part piece I wrote on Vlad The Impaler. (Click here to read the first part.) Vlad learned how to beat the Muslims from the Muslims himself. It is my opinion that the reason he beat them is he Spooked them.

It is apparent that Muslim culture is primitive and magic-based. They are a superstitious lot. They have paranoid fantasies about their enemies. They believe their enemies posses magical powers. They believe that things are fated by the will of Allah.

When things go against them, they attribute the loss to the will of Allah as well, and they conclude that Allah is punishing them for some misdoing. They are primitives praying to the rain god. Many Muslims are simply barbarians who can afford appliances.

When one thinks about it, one has to wonder if the phenomenon of the Geico Modern Cavemen (which, for our European readers is a TV show which is popular here in the United States) is the result of some subconcious creation on the part of our culture. If we are fighting such an enemy, and we are not allowed to speak openly of our enemies primitive qualities, why wouldn't we create a TV show which at once makes fun of those primitive qualities, and at the same time sets them in the modern world?

Are we to believe that we, with our advance science-based culture, could possibly lose to these idiots? They can not build their own airplanes, much less develop nuclear technology were we not helping them.

Anyway, read about Vlad the Impaler, and let's discuss this some more:


I want to be clear that I am not advocating torturing people en masse in the post below. I put myself in a bad position by declining to comment and make clear my thoughts on the antics of Vlad the Impaler.

Here are my unorganized thoughts on the war we find ourselves in.

As is true of human nature, the nature of warfare does not change as the years go by. The weapons change, the tactics change, and the battlefields change, but war stays the same. Why? Because war is a natural outgrowth of human nature.

Therefore, the thing that beat an enemy a thousand years before Christ, is the same thing that will beat an enemy today.

It is not guns, spears, rocks, or knives that beats the enemy, and, believe it or not, it is not killing the enemy that beats the enemy.

You can never kill every last one of those who oppose you. One thing the Lefties get right is War breeds more enemies. You kill one, and more will show up angry at the one you killed.

We are fighting what we think of as a 21st century war against a medieval enemy. We are using surgical strikes, GPS-mapping, and targeted bombing, all to insure that we kill as few civilians as possible. That is admirable. But, we may find that it also works against us.

We must understand that our enemy in this war has the advantage of being baptised in a Warrior Creed. Islam itself, teaches them to strike fear into the hearts of the infidel. To fight without ceasing, and to die the noble death of a martyr. Warrior Creeds teach that one should not fear dying. Instead, one should fear dishonor, humiliation, and bringing shame upon one's people.

Remember that the Japanese warriors of WWII would take a knife and plunge it into their belly, slicing themselves from groin to chest if they felt they had let their people down.

The Jihadis we are fighting against are no different.

They are Warriors because they were raised in a Warrior Culture. We were not.

Sure, we've got better hardware, but that won't win us the war. What will win us the war is to strike fear into their hearts. To shame and humiliate them.

What brings shame and humiliation upon a warrior?

Think about warrior types that you know. Think about athletes. Think about the most macho human beings you have layed eyes on in our culture. What do they fear? What causes them to lose their minds? What causes them to lose control of their emotions?

Having their manhood called into question in graphic terms. Having their woman taken away from them. Being shown to be weak. Being forced to part with their image of themselves as the most macho men you will ever lay eyes on.

A few days back I posted an excerpt from an article by an Australian Police Detective who seemed to have the right idea. He describes patrolling a Muslim neighborhood, and the fear his fellow policemen felt at having a brick hurled at their police car:


As we drove away in our marked police car, a half-brick bounced on the roof of the vehicle. The driver kept going.

I said, “What are you doing, they’ve just hit the car with a house brick!”

The young constable said, “Oh, they always do that when we drive past.”

The police were either too scared or too lazy to do anything about it. The damage bill on police cars became costly and these street terrorists grew stronger and the police became purely defensive. You see, the Police Royal Commission was about to start and the police retreated inside themselves knowing that the judicial system considered them easy targets. The police did not want to get hurt or attract Internal Affairs complaints.

Call me stupid, call me a dinosaur, but I made sure that day that at least one person in the group that threw the brick was arrested. I began by approaching the group just as that magistrate had lectured me and the other police involved in the Croydon search warrant. I simply asked who threw the brick. I was greeted with abuse and threats.

I then reverted to the old ways of policing. I grabbed the nearest male and convinced him that it was he who had thrown the brick. His brave mates did nothing. By the time we arrived at the police station, this young fool had become compliant, apologetic and so afraid that he kept crying.


You may not agree with what I did, but I paraded this goose around the police station for all the young police to see what they had become frightened of. For some months after that, police routinely rounded up the family whenever it was warranted.


That is what needs to be done to the Jihadis we are fighting. Of course, we are not allowed to broadcast the humiliation of our enemy for the world to see. It is against the Geneva Convention. But, they are allowed to broadcast the beheading of our friends and family, and our media will happily sell commercial time for us to have the privilege of watching.

What kind of sense does that make?

If we do not change our way of doing battle, I doubt that we will win. I think we will, instead, find ourselves in a kind of stalemate, until, eventually, one of their "sleeper cells" detonates a nuclear weapon in one of our cities. And then, we will act like beasts. We would probably retaliate with nuclear weapons and millions, tens of millions, or even hundreds of millions of people will die.

I do not want to see that happen.

And, that is why I brought up the subject of Vlad the Impaler. It seems to me he knew how to strike fear into the heart of his enemy. However, his weakness was that he was truly crazy. He did not go about war with the calm head of a rational being, but instead, like the Jihadis, would turn on anyone who wandered into his path at the wrong time.

We have the advantage of being rational. Now, if we would only also use our advantage in knowing how to thoroughly humiliate an enemy, as we have done time and again throughout Western history.

I am not advocating that we impale tens of thousands of Muslims. But, I am advocating that we do what we need to do to scare them out of their minds. They don't mind dying. It is humiliation that they fear.

If we need to display their gruesome dead bodies for their friends to see, then that might be a better deal than eventually resorting to WMD's, don't you think?

And, if we have to humiliate some top level Al Qaeda terrorists on international television, I don't think that would strip us of every last vestige of our humanity.

We need to get serious, or I fear we will end up being forced to become truly monstrous.
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UK Immigration Craziness

Charles Moore, in that notorious racist hate-rag, the Telegraph UK, writes this about current British immigration "policy" (emphasis added):
The craziness consists in thinking that we can accept any number of new people without demanding anything of them, and yet leave the idea of "we" undamaged. To anyone who is not an extreme economic liberal, or a Western-hating Marxist, or a euro-fanatic, the idea of a nation is intrinsic to other ideas we care about – culture, identity, neighbourliness, community.

If we are decent people, we do not hate the idea that newcomers can join us. But we want the place we live in to be more than a populated space, especially an over-populated space. We want it to be home.

How can it easily be home – for us, or for them – when, as is now the case, 450,000 children in British primary schools do not have English as a first language? How can it, emotionally or even physically, be home for the indigenous poor if the newcomers move ahead of them in the council housing queue?

The craziness also damages immigrants, when they come too fast and, in the case of some minorities, furious. Far from integrating, they close in on themselves. Far from wanting to be British, they seek salvation in the assertion of ethnic or religious identity.

He continues, addressing the one particular school, funded no doubt, by our enemy-allies abroad:

In the King Fahad Academy in Acton, our researchers picked up a school book produced by our "allies", the Saudis. Divine Unity explains to pupils the "great requirements for hating the unbelievers". They must shun local celebrations such as Christmas.

They must not sing or dance or go to films or observe the Western calendar. The book emphasises the "impermissibility of congratulating them [unbelievers] or offering them condolences" because, if that happens, the "love towards them will become firm".

When we published, the Muslim Council of Britain defended such books by saying that it was not illegal to print anti-Western material. No, but if people preach "Hate thy neighbour", and if they are defended when they do so by the body that says it speaks for a community of perhaps two million people, who can say that our national cohesion, even our basic security, is assured?

None of this is any surprise to people who keep up with these issues. But in light of the recent Blogger Civil War, I have to ask - is Moore a racist for caring about culture and identity? Is he racist for thinking that the British government should care for the indigenous poor before the immigrants? Is he racist for wanting Britain "to be home".

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Iran and Saudi Arabia to enrich uranium in Switzerland??

Saudi Arabia today revealed details of an ambitious offer to Tehran, aimed at defusing the growing crisis over Iran's controversial nuclear programme.

Speaking at the end of the state visit to London by King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, his Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal said that every effort must be made to avert what many fear could turn into a military confrontation between the United States and Iran.

Washington and Tehran again attacked each other over the issue today.

[...] Prince Saud said that to defuse the row, Saudi Arabia and a consortium of Arab Gulf states had invited Iran to produce enriched uranium jointly, where the plant could be properly monitored by international observers.

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Beyond Words. Past Expression. Gladdened by 'academia', and the moral cowardice of elitist je ne sais crois.


Eugene, Oregon....Home of the University of Orgeon...


Foes target Pacifica Forum

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Foes of what, you wonder????

Critics of a speaker widely viewed as one of the nation’s most prominent deniers of the Holocaust say they will counter his talk in Eugene on Friday with a competing event and a later symposium.

Mark Weber, director of the Institute for Historical Review (out of Willis Carto and the 'Liberty Lobby'), will speak on “The Israel Lobby.” His visit comes at the invitation of the Pacifica Forum, a local discussion group founded by retired University of Oregon professor Orval Etter (Orval Etter, associate professor emeritus. B.S., 1937, J.D., 1939, Oregon. (1939)).

Calling the Kennedy School of Govt at Harvard, we have a message for Herr Doktor Smears and Gruppenfuhrer Waltheimer. Advertisements for the event feature the image of a snake in the shape of a Star of David with the legend "The Israel Lobby: How Powerful Is It?"

Weber, a historian who grew up in Portland, describes himself as a Holocaust revisionist. But detractors point to Weber’s own writings in labeling him a white supremacist, racist and anti-Semite.

“People may think I’m wrong or I’m right, but they should have a chance to hear what I have to say,” Weber said in a telephone interview from his institute’s office in Newport Beach, Calif.

Can you imagine? Any view is due equal consideration? Hitler had the right idea? Stalin was a humanitarian? Creationism can be proven? The sky is green? Is this the adulterated thinking of university symposiums?

What is this Pacifica forum anyway ..check out their schedule:

11/17 - Post-Mortem on MARK WEBER visit

11/10 - Orval talks on Kristallnacht anniversary

11/3 - Conferences with Mark Weber

11/2 - The INSTITUTE FOR HISTORICAL REVIEW - (Orval Etter)
7:00 - evening lecture by Mark Weber, Director of the IHR

10/26 - George Beres continues talk on the Mearsheimer-Walt book and recent Portland appearance.

10/19 - A review of Mearsheimer-Walt book, "The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy"

10/12 - video - "Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear & the Selling of American Empire"

10/5 - anniversary of Gandhi's birth - field trip to Knight library

9/28 - The Spiritual Basis of 9/11 and the 'War' on Terror -(Orval Etter)

9/21 - Post-Mortem on the Tolerance/Intolerance Breakfast, (reports and discussion)

9/14 - Complicity on 9/11:? Common-Sense Physics and The WORLD TRADE TOWERS - Dan Athearn

Clearly, masquerading as opposition and dissident opinion, we have racist 'trufing' perhaps of the John Birch variey morphed via the leftist elite into the UNHOLY ALLIANCE of true stupidity

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Speaking of Chavez and true fascism....


GERTZ-Iran accelerates efforts in America's backyard

Akula.jpg Iran is not waiting for the Bush administration to decide what to do about Teheran's nuclear program. Iran is moving to attack the United States through the back door.

Iranian opposition sources said Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has ordered an acceleration of efforts to expand Teheran's presence in South and Central America. They said Ahmadinejad wants an Iranian presence that would enable massive attacks on U.S. interests in key South American countries as well as the ability to send terrorists into the United States on short notice.

Never mind terrorists, as detailed here the submarines Chavez wants from the Russians (have they refused yet to sell ANYTHING? In 1999 they offered to sell Akula's to China ,and are NOW SELLING THEM TO INDIA..Jane's Defense Weekly), are easily capable of striking the USA from DOCKSIDE.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
The National Council of Resistance of Iran has acquired portions of a classified Iranian government report that details Iran's plans to infiltrate many countries south of the U.S. border. The report by Iran's Supreme National Security Council outlines plans for the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, the nation's elite military unit, to establish a presence within a stone-throw's distance of Arizona, Texas and New Mexico.

The IRGC priority is to build a presence in Mexico. The 125,000-member IRGC, which controls 30 percent of Iran's economy, would deploy within Shi'ite and Alawite communities and buy its way into the corrupt government in Mexico City. IRGC would also infiltrate the Mexican arms, drug and illegal migrant smuggling network that operates along the U.S. border.

This is too obvious to be any kind of surprise to anyone competent enough to place themselves in Iranian shoes.

But IRGC does not want to be confined to Mexico. The plan also called for an Iranian terrorist presence in Bolivia, Columbia, Nicaragua, Uruguay and Venezuela. Venezuela has already become a leading ally of Ahmadinejad, and Caracas was deemed as one of two headquarters for the IRGC in South America. The other was Managua, Nicaragua.

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"Chavez wants our country to be like Cuba, and we're not going to allow that to occur."




"This is a dictatorship masked as democracy"- Protestor

sheehan_chavez.jpgWell then, perhaps a Second Amendment ...
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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Soldiers used tear gas, plastic bullets and water cannons to scatter tens of thousands who massed Thursday to protest constitutional reforms that would permit Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to run for re-election indefinitely.

Led by university students, protesters chanted "Freedom! Freedom!" and warned that 69 amendments drafted by the Chavista-dominated National Assembly would violate civil liberties and derail democracy.

It was the biggest turnout against Chavez in months, and appeared to revive Venezuela's languid opposition at a time when the president seems as strong as ever. Students promised more street demonstrations over the weekend, but no opposition-led protests were planned for Friday.

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"This is a dictatorship masked as democracy," said Jorge Rivas, an 18- year-old student. "Chavez wants our country to be like Cuba, and we're not going to allow that to occur."

Authorities broke up the protest outside the headquarters of the country's electoral council, reporting that six police officers and one student were

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injured. But students said dozens of protesters were hurt during the melee. The local Globovision television network broadcast footage of several police beating an unarmed protester with billy clubs.

Student leader Freddy Guevara said it was not immediately clear how many students were arrested, and he urged local human rights groups to help verify the number of detained protesters.

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Freddy Guevara? Can T shirts be far behind?

These are essentially brave kids, children standing in objection to what is clearly a fascism, even a racist one, which coolly speaks the dialectic of an dreamlike egalitarian socialism, with the cynical knowledge that no one believes them, and they know those who disbelieve know they know it, and could care less.

Never has the value of the Second Amendment been more clear then when we contemplate a government like that of Chavez which makes such a law compulsory among free peoples.

Either the government fears the people, or the reverse. There is no other state of being available.

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Vlad The Impaler, Part 1



Here is Part 1 of a two-part piece on Vlad the Impaler by me, Pastorius:


Vlad III reigned on and off, as Prince of Wallachia, between 1448-1476. He was born, the son of Vlad II, in Transylvania. Wishing to assert his authority in an untamed world, Vlad II had been an early believer in the rallying power of images, and, had thus, used the Dragon, symbol of Order, as the logo of his reign. The people began calling him Vlad Drakul, meaning Vlad the Devil, a name which he seemed to have liked.

When Vlad III ascended to power, he signed his name to documents, Vlad Drakulea, meaning Son of the Devil.

Yes, this Vlad III, or Vlad Drakulea, is the inspiration behind the book Dracula by Bram Stoker. And with good reason, for he seems to have been a blood-thirsty man, both literally, and figuratively. Legend has it, a favorite delicacy was bread dipped in pig's blood. Whether or not that was true, Vlad Drakulea was an extraordinarily cruel ruler. And, guess where he learned much of his cruelty from?

Yes, that's right; the Muslims.

His father's reign as Prince of Wallachia was troubled by the need to balance the competing interests of the Hungarians of the realm with that of the invading Ottoman Empire. Vlad II chose appeasement much of the time, and thus, he was assasinated on the order of John Hunyadi, regent of Hungary.

This left Vlad III with no father, and, as those who assassinated his father did not trust his family, no throne.

In the years leading up to the assassination of his father, Vlad III had lived in Turkey and had familiarized himself with the customs, lifestyle, and military structure of the Ottoman Empire, as well as the language. Thus, when he found himself cut off from his royal lineage he turned to the Turks to help him successfully regain what he believed was rightfully his.

His reign was troubled from there on in. All told he gained and lost the throne three times, spending some years in prison during one fall from grace. One constant, though, was his reputation for cruelty. One of his nicknames was Vlad Tepes, which meant Vlad the Impaler.

The process of impaling an enemy is particularly gruesome. This, from Wikipedia is not for the fainter flowers among us:

Impalement was Dracula's preferred method of torture and execution, which he had learned in his youth as a prisoner of the Turks. It was and is one of the most gruesome ways of dying ever imagined.

Dracula usually had a horse attached to each of the victim's legs as a sharpened stake was gradually forced into the body. The end of the stake was usually oiled and care was taken that the stake not be too sharp; else the victim might die too rapidly from shock.

Normally the stake was inserted into the body through the anus and was often forced through the body until it emerged from the mouth. However, there were many instances where victims were impaled through other bodily orifices or through the abdomen or chest.


As expected, death by impalement was slow and painful. Victims sometimes endured for hours or days. Dracula often had the stakes arranged in various geometric patterns. The most common pattern was a ring of concentric circles in the outskirts of a city that constituted his target. The height of the spear indicated the rank of the victim. The corpses were often left decaying for months.


Vlad was known for many of the other cruel punishments he levied on his subjects. He would cut out the genitals of women who committed adultery. He once invited a large group of the sick and the lame to a big banquet, and at the culmination of the banquet, put the question to them, "Would you like to live with no care in the world?" When they answered in the affirmative, he had the doors locked and the building burned to the ground. There were no survivors. He then told his court that he had done what he had done, because he didn't want weak people in his land.

One lesson he seemed to have learned from the Turks was the hudna. For after just a few years of aligning himself with the Turks in order to establish his power, he turned on them.

The most famous scene of Vlad's life came in a battle against the Ottoman forces of one Sultan Mehmed II. Here is a description:


In the beginning of 1462, Vlad launched a campaign against the Turks along the Danube river. It was quite risky, the military force of Sultan Mehmed II being by far more powerful than the Wallachian army. However, during the winter of 1462, Vlad was very successful and managed to gain many victories.

To punish Dracula, the Sultan decided to launch a full-scale invasion of Wallachia. Of course, his other goal was to transform this land into a Turkish province and he entered Wallachia with an army three times larger than Dracula's.

Finding himself without allies, Vlad, forced to retreat towards Tirgoviste, burned his own villages and poisoned the wells along the way, so that the Turkish army would find nothing to eat or drink.

Moreover, when the Sultan, exhausted, finally reached the capital city, he was confronted by a most gruesome sight: thousands of stakes held the remaining carcasses of some 20,000 Turkish captives, a horror scene which was ultimately nicknamed the "Forest of the Impaled."

This terror tactic deliberately stage-managed by Dracula was definitely successful; the scene had a strong effect on Mehmed's most stout-hearted officers, and the Sultan, tired and hungry, admitted defeat.


Now, see, I know you were thinking to yourselves, "Since when does Pastorius do history?" The answer, of course, is rarely. But, this one is rather important, isn't it?

I'm not going to comment further. Talk among yourselves. Can't wait to hear what you have to say.
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Nick Griffin And The Extremely Profitable Lie

Did Nick Griffin actually say this? As far as I can tell, yes he did. Apparently, he uttered these words as part of an official speech representing the British National Party sometime back in the mid-90's.

I am told by BNP Party members that they believe he has grown past these ideas.

Watch the video and tell me, do you trust him? (Thanks to Watcher71):






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Hatred of Jews has always been the backbone of ...

Hatred of Jews has always been the backbone of nazi ideas. The BNP is no different. But antisemitism is not a vote winner. It reminds people of Hitler and the Holocaust. The BNP wishes to distance itself from the images of swastikas and concentration camps. Despite this, they still believesthat there is a Jewish conspiracy to dominate the world.

In Nick Griffin's pamphlet Who are the Mindbenders Jewish names are listed as proof that they control the media.

Mindbenders claims that, "The mass media in Britain today have managed to implant into many people's minds the idea that it is 'anti-Semitic' even to acknowledge that members of the Jewish community play a large part in controlling our news".

Jews are accused of "providing us with an endless diet of pro-multiracial, pro-homosexual, anti-British trash".

Who are the Mindbenders? has a sinister history:

It follows the lead of The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion, the notorious 19th century tsarist forgery that purports to be the minutes of a meeting of Jews documenting their plans to control the whole world.

Mindbenders is based on Who Rules America?, written by Dr William Pierce, who before his death last year was one of the world's foremost neo-nazis and a self confessed ally of Nick Griffin.

Pierce authored the notorious Turner Diaries, which inspired the Oklahoma bombing, and was the leader of the National Alliance, a group described by the US Anti-Defamation League as one of the most dangerous neo-nazi groups in the world. Griffin's booklet is a carbon copy of Pierce's.

In Spearhead in 1996, Griffin spoke of "the controllers of Hollywood, almost entirely Jewish", and has written that:

"Some 'anti-Semitism' may be provoked by the actions of certain Jews themselves and thereby have a rational basis".

Now he is trying to distance himself from the label of antisemitism, and has toned down his views in public. Where he once spoke of "Jewish influence", he now speaks of "Zionist influence", showing that it is his language not his beliefs that have changed.

Holocaust Denial

Griffin has never withdrawn his views on the Holocaust that landed him with a suspended prison sentence in 1998. His publication The Rune, which denied that the Holocaust ever took place, resulted in a conviction for inciting racial hatred under the Public Order Act. So extreme were Griffin's beliefs that he attacked David Irving, the leading British Holocaust denier, for daring to admit that some people might have died in the Holocaust, Griffin wrote:

"True revisionists will not be fooled by this new twist to the sorry tale of the Hoax of the Twentieth Century".

Defaming the memory of British forces who fought the Nazis, he added, "Back in the 1960s the Jews quietly shifted the alleged sites of the mass gassings from the no longer believable German camps such as Dachau and Belsen to the sites in Communist Poland such as Auschwitz and Treblinka. Now that the very idea of Zyklon-B extermination has been exposed as unscientific nonsense, they are once and again re-writing bogus history, playing down gas chambers and talking instead of 'hundreds of hitherto unknown sites in the East where more than a million Jews were exterminated by shooting".

Griffin sees the Holocaust as a lie invented by Jews to make money: "As your Hollywood friend is fond of remarking, (provided he is safely in select company) 'there's no business like Shoah business".

When the former MP Alex Carlisle reported Griffin for inciting racial hatred and Holocaust denial, Griffin fumed: "This bloody Jew, our local MP who organised the raid whose only claim to fame is that two of his parents died in the Holocaust"Star witness as Harrow Crown Court on Griffin's behalf was Robert Faurisson, the famous French Holocaust denier.

In the 1990s the BNP hosted a number of revisionism seminars that were addressed by some of the world's most infamous Holocaust deniers. They included David Irving.
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Friday, November 02, 2007

Defenders of Freedom

I N F I D E L - A L L I E S

I like this image. When I think about the group of us on IBA, this is what I think of. Each of us is a formidable memetic warrior in our own right. But united? Now there's a force to be reckoned with. Click on the image to see a larger picture.
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Winds of War: The Good German and the Good Muslim

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."

(Edmund Burke)

I’ve been thinking about that quote from Edmund and thought about the phrase “The Good German.”

Wikipedia defines “The Good German” as those Germans who claimed not to have supported the Nazi regime, yet made no claim to have opposed it in any significant way.

It is a saying among our troops that there are no real Nazis in Germany, only “good Germans.” Every crime Germany committed against humanity seems to have been done by someone else.

The term has come to be used to refer more generically to people in any country who observe reprehensible things taking place — whether done by a government or by another powerful institution — but remain silent, neither raising objections nor taking steps to change the course of events.


Sound a lot like the moderate Muslims – or the ‘Good Muslims’ – of today.

Read the rest at The Gathering Storm.

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Cyber Jihad on the West?

In a special Internet announcement in Arabic, picked up DEBKAfile’s counter-terror sources, Osama bin Laden’s followers announced Monday, Oct. 29, the launching of Electronic Jihad. On Sunday, Nov. 11, al Qaeda’s electronic experts will start attacking Western, Jewish, Israeli, Muslim apostate and Shiite Web sites. On Day One, they will test their skills against 15 targeted sites expand the operation from day to day thereafter until hundreds of thousands of Islamist hackers are in action against untold numbers of anti-Muslim sites.

So friends use on these days your anti virus programm, or crack some of the muslim sites. ;)
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Thursday, November 01, 2007

Iraqis Allege US Shark Attacks

From Dagens Nyheter, as translated by Paul at Swenglish Rantings:

Iraqi fisherman caught a shark in his net

Shark attack!A two meter long shark got caught in a net last week that a fisherman cast out into the river Euphrates. Now, the local population is nervous that there might be more sharks in the river, according to Reuters.

“I recognized the fish as a shark since I have seen one on TV”, the fisherman, Karim Hassan Thamir says to Reuters.

The shark was pulled out of the river Euphrates near an irrigation canal, not far from Basra in southern Iraq and about 124 miles/200 km from the sea. According to Dr. Mohamed Ajah at Thi Qar University in Nassiriya sharks usually do not get that far up the river due to the barriers...

“In this case I believe that the shark was there for a long time without anybody discovering it”, says Mohamed Ajah to Reuters.

But many of the local population believe that the American military was behind the shark suddenly turning up. A teacher felt that it probably was a “75-percent chance” that they would have put the shark in the water, and one of the fishermen in the area agrees with him.

“This is hugely intimidating to us. Our children always swim in the river and I believe that there are more sharks there. I believe that the USA is behind this”, the fisherman Hatim Karim says to Reuters.

Now we know where Donald Rumsfeld disappeared to. I wondered when he'd pop up again.
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Television News Is Bad For Morale

STUDIES HAVE SHOWN that most television news leaves the viewer depressed and anxious. Just by the nature of the media, with no pernicious or malicious intent on the part of journalists or reporters (or at least it isn't necessary), our impression while we are being informed is that there's nothing we can do about what we are seeing. The problems shown on the screen are too big or too far away or too permanent to do anything about. This sort of news nurtures a pessimistic view of the world.

That's part of the problem. The other part is that our brains have a negative bias which makes the information about danger and violence compelling. Even if you don't want to watch it, your brain's reaction to the images almost compel you against your will.

The combination of these two facts makes television news bad for your morale if the news program says anything about terrorism.

One research team edited news programs into three categories: Negative, neutral, or upbeat. People were randomly assigned to watch one category of news. The ones who watched the negative news became more depressed, more anxious about the world in general, and had a greater tendency to exaggerate the magnitude or importance of their own personal worries.

News is usually presented from a point of view similar to the negative bias of depressives. It is a fact that feelings of helplessness and hopelessness cause health problems. And studies have shown that the greater majority of network news is about people with no control over their tragedy. Christopher Peterson, one of the first researchers to show that pessimism harms health, said,

"What the evening news is telling you is that bad things happen, they hit at random, and there's nothing you can do about it."
That is a formula for pessimism, cynicism, and their inevitable result: anxiety and demoralization.

In a study of network news, seventy-one percent of the news stories were about people who had very little control over their fate.

Pessimism produces a feeling of helplessness and leads very directly to depression and anxiety, mild or severe. This is not an opinion; it is a scientific fact. Pessimism makes people less capable of acting effectively, even in their own best interests. It produces apathy, hopelessness, lethargy, depression and anxiety.

Television news has a greater impact on depression and anxiety than news in print because you have no choice over what you take in, and visual images remain in the mind more easily.

Our nation is under attack. We are at war with a group dedicated to our destruction. You watch the news because you want to stay informed. That's understandable. But it is better to get your news from written sources. You're more in control of what you find out. If you watch the news on television, you must take steps to counteract the helpless attitude you are given along with the information.

How? By making sure you immunize yourself against helplessness by improving your explanatory style. We're talking about something different than "trying to be positive." To learn more about the difference, read this. In the meantime, watch television news sparingly.




"...newspaper clamor unnerves and unmans every American and makes him helpless."


William T. Sherman
writing about the morale of his officers and soldiers at the battle of Vicksburg during the Civil War

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This Week on The Gathering Storm Radio Show

Listen to the nearly famous Gathering Storm Radio Show, that AlwaysOnWatch and I co-host. The show broadcasts live every Friday for one hour at NOON, Pacific Time.

Friday, November 2: WOW!! Three guests this week! LA Sunsett of Political Yen/Yang: Balanced Commentary for Political Centrists, and Karridine & Simon of Power and Control, will be joining us for this week's show. Karridine has written a very moving soldier song called "I Wanna Go Home! - A Soldier's Lament". We will play the song on the air.

The call-in number is (646) 915-9870.

Callers welcome!

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The call-in number again is (646) 915-9870. Converse with my co-host and I, chat with our guests or if you must, just air your spleen!
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The Last Stage Before War?

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Winds of War: Why Doesn’t Spain Just Surrender to Islam?

The Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero – you know, the guy who came to power in Spain after the 3/11 attacks in Madrid and then surrendered to the terrorists by removing Spanish troops form Iraq – is happy that "Justice was rendered today.”

And just what was that justice?

The accused Madrid bomb mastermind acquitted even though he bragged that he planned the attack. Wait a minute you say? How can a court acquit someone who confesses to the attack? Well, it has to do with meaning – or like a famous liberal once said, “It depends upon what the meaning of the word 'is' is.

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DUH...No really? UN:Serious concerns about implementation of the U.N. resolution that ended the 34-day war between Israel and Hezbollah


Is it me or is it that the obvious, and easily predictable continue to surprise those who have been charged with responsibility?
Is it me or is that those who have been charged with such responsibility charge that those who have been warning of the obvious and easily predictable are, fear mongers, paranoid, and bloody minded neo cons?

Israel says Hezbollah can hit Tel Aviv (and apparently the UN can't disagree)
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By EDITH M. LEDERER, Associated Press Writer Wed Oct 31, 8:16 PM ET

UNITED NATIONS - Israel alleges that Hezbollah militants in Lebanon have rearmed with new long-range rockets capable of hitting Tel Aviv and tripled their arsenal of land-to-sea missiles since last summer's war, the United Nations secretary-general said in a report Wednesday.

Ban Ki-Moon said the reports of Hezbollah's rearming are a cause of great concern for the stability of Lebanon.

"Israel has stated that the nature and number of weapons in Hezbollah's control constitutes a strategic threat to its security and the safety of its citizens," he said.

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Israel claims Hezbollah's long-range rocket force is stationed in areas north of the Litani River and that most of the new rockets, including hundreds of Zilzal and Fajr generation rockets, have a range of 155 miles, "enabling them to reach Tel Aviv and points further south," the report said.

"Israel also claims that Hezbollah has tripled its shore-to-sea C-802 missiles and have established an air defense unit armed with ground-to-air missiles," Ban said.

While Israel has not provided the United Nations with specific intelligence due to the sensitivity of the sources, Ban said several speeches by Hezbollah's leader Hassan Nasrallah in the past few months "seem to confirm these Israeli claims."

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Belated Ramadan Celebration






The ominous clouds over Rufford Primary School symbolize the gathering storm of the Islamification of the West. I'm seeing a lot of symbolism these days. Part of my ramping-up process, no doubt.

This October 31, 2007 article, "Teachers' Muslim Dress Order," in its entirety:
A SCHOOL was yesterday accused of MAKING teachers dress up as Asians for a day – to celebrate a Muslim festival.

Kids at the 257-pupil primary have also been told to don ethnic garb even though most are Christians.

The morning assembly will be open to all parents – but dads are BARRED from a women-only party in the afternoon because Muslim husbands object to wives mixing with other men.

Just two members of staff – a part-time teacher and a teaching assistant – are Muslim.

Yesterday a relative of one of the 39 others said: “Staff have got to go along with it – or let’s face it, they would be branded racist.

“Who would put their job on the line? They have been told they have to embrace the day to show their diversity. But they are not all happy.”

The day aims to belatedly mark Eid, the end of Ramadan.

Sally Bloomer, head of Rufford primary school in Lye, West Midlands, insisted: “I have not heard of any complaints.

“It’s all part of a diversity project to promote multi-culturalism.”
Don't you just love the beginning of the article? The teachers had to dress up as "Asians." And what is this nonsense about a belated celebration? Can the oh-so-multicultural wait until the next Ramadan to push their agenda? I guess not. They are pressing their advantage, and the targets acquiesce and appease.

HERE, from one of my earlier postings, is a reminder as to what Ramadan celebrates — the codification of militant Islam. From this Islamic source, which I cited in my posting about Ramadan:
In the name of Allah, the Beneficient, the Merciful.

The battle of Badr was the most important among the Islamic battles of Destiny. For the first time the followers of the new faith were put into a serious test. Had victory been the lot of the pagan army while the Islamic Forces were still at the beginning of their developments, the faith of Islam could have come to an end.

No one was aware of the importance of the outcome of the Battle as the Prophet (S.A.W.) himself. We might read the depth of his anxiety in his prayerbefore the beginning of the Battle when he stood up supplicating his Lord:
God this is Quraish. It has come with all its arrogance and boastfulness, trying to discredit Thy Apostle. God, I ask Thee to humiliate them tomorrow. God, if this Muslim band will perish today, Thou shall not be worshipped.

[...]

This battle laid the foundation of the Islamic State...
The UK is ahead of the United States when it comes to Islamification and dhimmitude. By how many years? After all, last spring "Open Tent Day" was celebrated in Amherst, New Hampshire:

The picture's caption reads as follows:
Second-grader Lucas Bellipanni tries on the traditional thobe, gutra and igal during the ‘Open Tent’ night at the Amherst Middle School.
Can you see the parallels with what happened at Rufford Primary School?

In public and secluded locations, Western nations are, in effect, being forced to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, but not at the point of the literal sword. Rather, the compulsion is political correctness, multicultural, and the fear of losing one's job — all of which serve as weapons of the cultural jihad.

I feel like this on a regular basis:

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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Storm Track Intimidation: Al Qaeda Launches Cyber Retribution on 11/11

It seems the anti-jihadists on the Net are getting under Al Qaeda’s skin. DEBKA reports that Osama’s jihadists are planning to launch a cyber-attack on November 11TH.

In a special Internet announcement in Arabic, picked up DEBKAfile’s counter-terror sources, Osama bin Laden’s followers announced Monday, Oct. 29, the launching of Electronic Jihad. On Sunday, Nov. 11, al Qaeda’s electronic experts will start attacking Western, Jewish, Israeli, Muslim apostate and Shiite Web sites. On Day One, they will test their skills against 15 targeted sites expand the operation from day to day thereafter until hundreds of thousands of Islamist hackers are in action against untold numbers of anti-Muslim sites.

Like in the history of the Emperor’s new clothes, where he thought that he was so above criticism that he could stroll through town absolutely naked and know that no one would comment, Al Qaeda can no longer stand the pin-pricks of a ‘small minority’ of web sites who see through the naked aggression of the Islamists compared to the massive MSM and left-wing blogs that continuously spew out their Islamic appeasing, apologetic rhetoric and living up to the meaning of the term “useful idiots’.

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Hollywood's Jihad Against America

Guest Commentary by Edward Cline:

“During World War II Hollywood churned out combat pictures and home-front melodramas with the speed and efficiency that characterized so much war-time production. Those movies reflected a consensus that it was also their purpose to promote. The best of them were more than simple propaganda, but they tended to share a sense of clarity and purpose in their narrative structure as well as in their themes.”

So wrote A.O. Scott in a New York Times Arts and Leisure feature on October 28, “A War on Every Screen: New Films Pegged to Iraq and Other Flash Points Are Awash in Ambiguity.” After presenting brief synopses of several recent and forthcoming movies about the Iraq war and terrorism – most of them, to judge by his descriptions, viciously anti-American in theme and content – Scott concludes that they are “ambiguous,” and semi-wistfully contrasts them with films produced during World War II. By “ambiguous” one can only suppose that he means they do not overtly condemn the U.S.

In that sense, they lack the “clarity and purpose” with which most World War II-era produced films were imbued.

Scott does, however, answer some of his own questions, and in the process identifies why, to him, at least, the films are “ambiguous.”

“What is missing in nearly every case is a sense of catharsis or illumination. This is hardly the fault of the filmmakers. Disorientation, ambivalence, a lack of clarity – these are surely part of the collective experience they are trying to examine. How can you bring an individual story to a satisfying conclusion when nobody has any idea what the end of the larger story will look like?”

Much the same could be said about President Bush’s Iraq policy. It is disoriented in its aims, now that it is a certainty that “democracy” will not work in a country whose citizens will continue to vote the straight Islamic ticket. It is ambivalent, measured by a purely emotional criterion. And, the policy lacks clarity, because the “insurgency” will never end if its promoters and paymasters remain untouched by American military might. That is the “larger” story whose resolution no one can as yet predict.

Although Scott’s article rambles on in search of answers, he does make an occasional true observation.

“…[T]he public may well succeed in avoiding them [the films discussed by Scott]….Public indifference…may bolster the ideologically convenient notion that Hollywood is out of touch with the American people, and also the economically convenient idea that people go to the movies to escape the problems of the world rather than to confront them.”

I do not think the idea that Hollywood is out of touch with the American people needs bolstering or that it is “convenient,” unless the term is Scott’s substitute for “logical.” Ever since the mid-1960’s Hollywood has waged a campaign of hate of the U.S. and has left few left-wing or collectivist issues untouched or un-dramatized. Nor is the idea that people go to the movies to be inspired or at least “entertained” an illogical one, either. Both ideas are true.

“What is notable about this new crop of war movies is not their earnestness or their didacticism – traits many of them undoubtedly display – but rather their determination to embrace confusion, complexity, and ambiguity.”

The new crop of movies are that way because it is their makers’ intent to leave American movie-goers confused about the issues, baffled by their “complexity,” and in doubt about any possible resolution. The ambiguity plays an insidious role. It injects doubt into the issues and into the minds of American viewers. That is their earnest, Existentialist, “didactic” method. The ambiguity is not an accident or a consequence of confusion or an attempt to avoid what Scott calls “finger-wagging” and “sloganeering.” The ambiguity is deliberate, and it is indeed the “fault” of the filmmakers.

Although much of Hollywood during World War II was under the thumb of leftists, they did not dare insult the intelligence of the American public or attack their values or patriotism by offering films that were ambiguous about the nature of the enemy or the enormity of the effort required to defeat him. They did not begin to crawl out into the light until after the war.

Today, the enemy, Islamism or Islamofascism, is not identified as an enemy, and if Islamists are hostile to the U.S., according to Hollywood, it is the fault of the U.S. To Hollywood, the Islamists can slaughter thousands, regardless of their religion or politics, and they remain innocent. They were “conditioned” by circumstances and cannot be blamed for their actions, no matter how horrendous or murderous. Only the U.S. is blameworthy, because it is a giant.

If a handful of American soldiers run amok and commit “crimes” against members of what is (in fact) an enemy population, that deserves feature length attention. If innumerable jihadists plot to detonate bombs in New York and Boston, Hollywood will not deign to dramatize it, but ask, instead: Who can blame them?

Every one of the movies Scott discusses is a multi-million dollar instance of agitprop whose purpose is not to instill or uphold moral values, but to subvert and destroy them by instilling guilt in Americans, to make them doubt the value of being Americans. If a modern war movie is not weepy, whiny, or “grieving,” then it is blatantly nihilistic.

Parenthetically, it is a measure of America’s cultural malaise that weeping, grieving and maudlin commiseration have become the especial foci of news reportage, regardless of the tragedy or catastrophe. “Grief” and “suffering” rank just behind “sacrifice” and “selflessness” as touchstones of moral worth. I date the beginning of this sordid element of national self-pitying back to October 1983, when terrorists killed over two hundred Marines and other U.S. servicemen in their Beirut barracks, an assault that President Ronald Reagan failed to answer. As the stream of flag-draped coffins arrived in the U.S., the news media embarked on an orgy of “grief” and “doubt.” Did any one call for retaliation against the responsible terrorist groups or the state that sponsored them and demand that Reagan take action? I don’t recall.

Scott comes close to grasping the connection between the movies whose “ambiguous” purposes he ponders and the nature of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts.

“We have been told from the start, by both the administration and its critics, that this will be a long, complicated, episodic fight. And so attempts to make sense of it piecemeal and in medias res, in discrete narratives with beginnings and ends, are likely to feel incomplete and unsatisfying.”

He comes close, and might have understood the nature of the conflicts, were he not also a pawn of the filmmakers’ purposes, which is to inculcate doubt, confusion, and disgust. Were he able to delve into more fundamental issues, he might have asked the questions:

Are we there to ensure that no Islamic state ever attacks America again? And if we are, what is the best means of accomplishing that end? Or are we there motivated by some Wilsonian notion of spreading “democracy” as a moral duty, to indulge in what Progressive writer Herbert Croly called the “tonic of a moral adventure”? Is there a vital connection between Bush’s Christian policy of warfighting and why the U.S. will continue to expend blood and treasure in a futile campaign to win the “hearts and minds” of a people who prefer to adhere to a Dark Age morality? Is a code of self-sacrifice one of life or of death?

Finally, he might have asked: If Hollywood had turned out these kinds of movies during World War II, might not the filmmakers have been boycotted by the public, or charged with treason, or, at the very least, tarred and feathered and run out of town?

I do not plan to see any of the movies discussed by A.O. Scott in his article. I know what they are about just by watching the morning newscasts for free. My kinds of war movies are the 1939 Four Feathers, and Glory, Hamburger Hill, Gunga Din, Hell is for Heroes, and many others that, among other things, not the least of which is their cleaner, unambiguous esthetics, inspire me to fight my own battles.

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March 11th bombings

Today the sentence to all the 28 accused of the bombings has been read.

The first thing I have to say is that I am perplexed, really surprised by the result. And that's why I'm surprised Zapatero is so happy about the sentence (or so he has said).

Three persons were considered as "masterminds" of the attacks: Mohammed the Egiptian (acquitted entirely), Youssef Belhadj (12 years for belonging to terrorist gang) and Hassan el Haski (15 years for being leader of a terrorist gang). None of them is considered to have taken part in the bombings.

Then Spanish schizophrenic and minor criminal Trashorras is considered as someone whose cooperation was needed for the bombings and is condemned to nearly 40.000 years in prison. Strickinly, he is, then, considered as an author of the bombings, according to Spanish penal code.

Only Jamal Zougam and Otman el Gnaoui are considered as "Jihadi" authors of the massacre and are condemned to the same amount of years as Trashorras.

Another stricking thing: Trashorras cousin's Toro, who was accused of being a police collaborator, has been acquitted, when it was nearly considered as the "clever" of the family and with direct implication in the traffic of explosives.

ETA, the Iraqi war and Bin Laden are not related with the bombings. But the sentence says:

Among the proved facts, the resolution underlines that these groups, "using the violence in any of its sides, pretend to destroy democratic regimes and eliminate the Christian-Western culture to substitute them with an Islamic State under the empire of the Islamic Law in its more radical, extreme and minoritary interpretation".

Well, the theory can be more or less well summarised. But how can we consider this as a Jihadi attack (according only to the sentence), when one out of three authors is non-Muslim, schizofrenic and haschich consumer with no relation with Jihadi networks and the three more important guys are acquitted of the massacre?

The rest of the people condemned are not authors nor collaborators of the massacre. They are condemned of belonging to terrorist Jihadi networks with no connection with the bombings, and of other minor crimes (falsification of public documents or having explosives).

It's curious to underline that, while Socialist Zapatero and Communist Llamazares have praised the sentence, the victims are all not very happy with it. The Spanish "Cindy Sheehan", Pilar Manjón, who has blamed directly Aznar and Bush of the bombings and has said the victims were killed because they were "workers" and not rich people "who go on their cars to work", has said she is appealing the sentence. Others have considered it to be very soft with the criminals.

But there are some problems: there is no data as to what the explosive was (there were no proofs...). Nothing about who was the leader. Nor even about who inspired the bombings. And only three people of all who were initially charged with the bombings did everything.

I don't think this sentence has solutioned anything. For me it has complicated it even more.

(Just in case: Schizophrenia, from the Greek roots schizein (σχίζειν, "to split") and phrēn, phren- (φρήν, φρεν-, "mind"), is a psychiatric diagnosis that describes a mental illness characterized by impairments in the perception or expression of reality, most commonly manifesting as auditory hallucinations, paranoid or bizarre delusions or disorganized speech and thinking in the context of significant social or occupational dysfunction. Do you really believe a man like that can be an author of a planned massacre like this? I do not).

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Storm Track Intimidation: Muslim Prisoners Sue Over Ham


Do you like
green eggs and ham?

I do not like them,
Sam-I-am.
I do not like
green eggs and ham.

Would you like them
here or there?

I would not like them
here or there.
I would not like them
anywhere.
I do not like
green eggs and ham.

My apologies to Dr. Seuss but Sam-I-Am isn’t the only one who doesn’t like ham. In fact certain parties in Britain are considering suing the government over it.

For some reason incarcerated criminals in the West feel they are entitled so certain privileges and what was once a punishment is more like an alternative lifestyle threes day. Muslims are quick to take advantage of the bleeding hearts who feel prisoners are being unduly treated (what about their victims? Never mind). Combine that heart disease with the mental disease of multiculturalism and you have Muslim prisoners demanding their rights.

Or is it the next round of “See? We’re torturing prisoners, again!”

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British School Orders Students And Teachers To Dress Like Muslims For A Day


Will they do it? Or, perhaps, ought they come up with another solution to the problem presented to them?




Kids at the 257-pupil primary have also been told to don ethnic garb even though most are Christians.

The morning assembly will be open to all parents – but dads are BARRED from a women-only party in the afternoon because Muslim husbands object to wives mixing with other men.

Just two members of staff – a part-time teacher and a teaching assistant – are Muslim.

Yesterday a relative of one of the 39 others said: “Staff have got to go along with it – or let’s face it, they would be branded racist.

“Who would put their job on the line? They have been told they have to embrace the day to show their diversity. But they are not all happy.”

The day aims to belatedly mark Eid, the end of Ramadan.

Sally Bloomer, head of Rufford primary school in Lye, West Midlands, insisted: “I have not heard of any complaints.

“It’s all part of a diversity project to promote multi-culturalism.”


Is it time for civil disobedience? Do we get the government we deserve? If the government does not provide for the defense of its people, if the government does not provide for the people to have life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, then what is the answer?



... whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.


Hmm, sounds like regime change has become necessary.
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Houston School To Use IBA As A Teaching Tool


What?

Yeah, I'm just bullshitting you. But, the reality is not any more shocking. The truth is, they are using a textbook which spends three whole chapters on Islam (including an entire chapter on "the Prophet Mohammed") while spending mere paragraphs on the world's other major religions.



Too much time on teachings of Islam?

Parents say seventh-grade textbook at Houston Elementary inappropriate


The parents of children at Houston Elementary School plan to complain to the school board about concerns they have with a seventh-grade history textbook, which they feel pays an undue amount of attention to the teachings of Islam.

When Jim Self asked his son last week what he was learning in school, he was surprised to hear his 12-year-old boy say that he was learning about the Prophet Muhammad.

That night Jim Self and his wife, Korina, flipped through their son's textbook, "History Alive!: The Medieval World and Beyond," and found at least three chapters dedicated to the Islamic faith, including an entire chapter dedicated to the Prophet Muhammad.

Since then, the couple has started a campaign to remove the textbook from their child's classroom. The book is used in classrooms throughout the district.

"I don't think we would have an issue about it if (it wasn't so) in-depth," said Jim Self, who fought in Iraq as a Marine from 2003 to 2004.

Among the Selfs' concerns about the textbook is its definition of the word "jihad," which is described in the book as "the human struggle to overcome difficulties and do things that would be pleasing to God."

The Selfs said the textbook mentioned Jesus only twice, and other major religions were only given a paragraph of explanation.

One of the Selfs' biggest concerns, though, is that such detailed explanation of Islam is a violation of the separation of church and state. "If he was in college and he was studying world religions, fine," Jim Self said.

"We're just regular people," Jim Self said.

The Selfs don't have an issue with their son learning about other cultures, but said that each culture should be represented equally.

"They want to take the Ten Commandments off the steps of the Supreme Court, but you're going to teach my 12-year-old son how to pray?" Jim Self asked.

In fact, the Selfs' asked that their son not be named to avoid unwanted repercussions.

But that didn't stop them from telling Houston Elementary's administration that their son will not be participating in history class, a request with which the school has complied.


Ask yourself, why has the school complied with the Self's request. The kid is in Elementary School. This is no elective class. This is history.

The reason the school has complied is

BECAUSE THEY KNOW THEY ARE DOING SOMETHING WRONG

AND THEY ARE DOING IT ANYWAY!

The local school administrators all need to lose their jobs, or the school needs to be defunded. This is a travesty.

In the future, if our governments do not get themselves calibrated on issues like this, we will be removing government officials from their offices by force.

The line is being drawn; here and no further.

We will not take anymore.
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