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Saturday, April 19, 2008

More On Green Helmet Guy In Gaza

Yesterday, I questioned whether Green Helmet Guy showed up at the Fadel Shana death scene.

Today, Lumberjack stopped by with a link to another photo which seems to show Green Helmet Guy in Gaza.

From Fars News Agency:





The photograph is from this sequence.
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Storm Track Infiltration: Terrorists Plot Attacks Inside Prison

Now let’s see. How much more can we coddle Muslim terrorist in jail. We give them a prayer rug, directions to face Mecca, halal food, air-conditioned rooms, their own personal Mein Kampf (the Koran) – let’s see, what else to make them feel punished for their dastardly deeds?

Oh, yeah, unrestricted access to the Internet to plot attacks on the infidels from inside jail.

Read the rest at The Gathering Storm.

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Sue Myrick's Ten-Point Plan To Tackle Domestic Islamists, Starting With CAIR

Representative Sue Myrick is amazing. She's like a one-woman wrecking crew against the Flying Monkeys of Islam:


Rep. Sue Myrick wants America to "wake up" and stop allowing terrorism to proliferate --

and if that means revoking the passport of a former U.S. president or examining the preaching of prison chaplains, that's what she's prepared to do.

The Charlotte Republican on Friday released a list of 10 items she hopes will help peel back the layers on how radical elements of Islam might be infiltrating the military, school rooms and other elements of society. She also wants to stop the government from supporting terrorist organizations through financial investments and military sales.

Earlier this week, she called for President Jimmy Carter's passport to be revoked because he met with Hamas, a Palestinian group that the U.S. government says supports terrorism.

The co-founder of the House anti-terrorism caucus has spent an increasing amount of time trying to tackle what she views as threats posed at home by extremists, an issue that fuels her commitment to deporting illegal immigrants.

One candidate who's trying to prevent her re-election this year, Democrat Harry Taylor of Charlotte, has questioned her priorities and said she has spent too little time fixing the health-care system, solving the energy crisis and helping her constituents' every-day lives.
Myrick said her views are in sync with her district's.

"When I talk to them at home about this stuff, they get it," she said of her terrorism concerns. "It's just that it is complicated. People would rather watch `American Idol.' "

Among her goals is to investigate Muslim military and prison chaplains who were endorsed by a man now in prison for funding terrorism, and examine the nonprofit status of an organization partially funded by Saudis.

That group, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, says her assumptions are wrong.

"It sounds like your usual laundry list of talking points you can see on anti-Muslim hate sites on the Internet," said Ibrahim Hooper, a spokesman for the Washington-based Islamic civil rights and advocacy group.

Though she's steadfast, Myrick has said in the past that she understands some folks might view her concerns that terrorists are infiltrating the United States as over the top, but that she bases her work on research and the advice of experts.

"This could all sound fanatical if people don't know about it," she said in an interview with the Observer a few months ago. "I'm not a radical person."

Political science professor Ted Arrington of UNC Charlotte said she should be applauded for tackling a tough issue. It's up to others, he said, to judge whether she's doing it in a way that plays on people's fears.


Myrick's 10-point plan

1. Investigate all military chaplains endorsed by Abdurahman Alamoudi, who was imprisoned for funding a terrorist organization.

2. Investigate all prison chaplains endorsed by Alamoudi.

3. Investigate the selection process of Arabic translators working for the Pentagon and FBI.

4. Examine the nonprofit status of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

5. Make it an act of sedition or solicitation of treason to preach or publish materials that call for the deaths of Americans.

6. Audit sovereign wealth funds in the United States.

7. Cancel scholarship student visa program with Saudi Arabia until they reform their text books, which she claims preach hatred and violence against non-Muslims.

8. Restrict religious visas for imams who come from countries that don't allow reciprocal visits by non-Muslim clergy.

9. Cancel contracts to train Saudi police and security in U.S. counterterrorism tactics.

10. Block the sale of sensitive military munitions to Saudi Arabia.

Rest here>>>


Bravo!

Sharia law itself calls for death to the Infidel (if we don't convert or pay the Jizya Dhimmi-tax), so advocating Sharia law itself is sedition.

I hope Sue Myrick eventually adds that to her list.
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Controlled Demolitions At The Home Of UK Terror Suspect

Just the other day, British Home Secretary Jacqui Smith told reporters that British police and intelligence were monitoring over 22,000 terror suspects, and 30 active terror plots.

I guess they decided this one was far enough along that they had better intervene.

For the past couple of days, British police have been combing through the home of Andrew Ibrahim and finding things they feel they need to blow up, before those things blow up themselves.

I guess that would be bombs, right?

From Sky News:


A second controlled explosion will be carried out at the Bristol home of a terror suspect overnight, Avon and Somerset Police have said.

Sky sources said the man arrested before a controlled explosion at the house is Andrew Ibrahim. Police have been granted extra time to question him.

About 30 people were removed from 14 neighbouring homes in Westbury-on-Trym as the blast took place at the 19-year-old's home.

Avon and Somerset assistant chief constable Jackie Roberts said they had been granted a further seven days to question the man who was arrested on Thursday.

She said the suspect is being questioned at an undisclosed police station.

Ms Roberts told a news conference that residents were regularly being kept informed of developments.

She did not rule out further arrests but refused to identify the suspect or his ethnicity.

Shocked neighbours told how they woke up at around 2am on Friday after hearing the blast - one said it was so loud it sounded like a plane crashing.

Sky News home affairs correspondent Mark White said it was not yet known whether the suspect was working alone or with others.

He added: "We should get an indication later of what materials there might have been at the house.

"There will be an immense public appetite for knowing what went on at that address."

Ms Roberts said the investigation also involved the Metropolitan Police and followed a "number of covert inquiries".

She added: "This is likely to be a prolonged, complex and sensitive inquiry which may take some time."

Police would not reveal what sort of materials were blown up.

The house, in Comb Paddock, a cul-de-sac on the border of the Southmead area of Bristol, is likely to be cordoned off for the remainder of the day.

Ms Roberts added: "We would like to reassure people that this arrest has been made to prevent harm."

Locals said the man under arrest had not been in the house long but described him as polite.

One said he was heavily built and often seen wearing traditional Muslim dress and carrying a satchel.

Inspector Mark Jackson said the evacuated residents were taken to a nearby hotel for the night, and he hoped to return them to their homes as soon as possible.


The suspect can be held for up to 28 days under terror laws.
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On the Run from Islamic "Family Honor"

This story is excerpted from an article titled "Running Scared" in the March 2008 British edition of Cosmopolitan.

As 'Zena' walks home from the shop where she works, she takes in the
scene around her. It's an ordinary day, but... she clocks everything about her
surroundings -- number plates on passing cars, a man at the bus stop, two women
chatting... in the pub window. She's walking briskly, too; if she's even a few
minutes late home, her husband Jack will start to worry.


Zena, 37, a British Muslim, is one of the many women in the UK who has
taken the extreme measure of changing her identity. She and Jack... have lived
as runaways since Zena refused to be forced into an arranged marriage when she
was 21.



By her own account, Zena grew up in a home filled not with fear and abuse, but with laughter and affection. "My family meant everything to me... My sisters and I were real daddy's girls. We always felt he would protect us... " While adhering to Muslim "cultural" strictures against pubs and nightclubs, the large family of siblings invited friends over for pizza and dancing to Michael Jackson and Madonna. "The house was always noisy and full of laughter."

But in the back of her mind, Zena knew she was expected to submit to a marriage arranged by her parents.

In 1992 Zena met 'Jack', who is English and non-Muslim, and the two fell in love. They started meeting in secret. But Zena's parents had already chosen her future husband. So one morning before dawn Zena sneaked out of the house and eloped with Jack. Several days later Zena called her "loving family", hoping to persuade them to accept her marriage to Jack.

My brother answered and said I had brought shame on the family, that we were
both walking corpses and our bodies would end up in several bin liners. He said
they'd send a bounty hunter to track us down.


Zena and Jack were granted 'nationally sensitive' status by the police, in which their birth names and all traces of their past were wiped off government records. They have changed their identities twice more and moved more than 30 times. Even Jack has been forced to limit his contact with his own family. She and Jack live the lives of fugitives.

I have six different routes to get home from work so there's less chance of me
being followed. We know it takes seven seconds for someone to get from the front
door to our bedroom, so I've got enough time to get out of the window
.


Zena mourns the loss of her large family. "Knowing that they want me killed is devastating," she says. She has not spoken with any family member in the 15 years of her marriage, and does not even know if her parents are still alive. And she will never have a family of her own, since it would be dangerous and unfair to bring a child into their fugitive lives. But she has no other regrets. "There are days when it's tough, but it's all been worth it. Despite our troubles, we rarely argue -- we know we're stronger if we face them together. I never tire of having only Jack in my life... I love him and know I've done the right thing. I would do it again tomorrow in a heartbeat."

The website JoinHunt4Yasser, devoted to the capture of Yasser Said, who murdered his daughters Amina and Sarah in Texas in December 2007, posts this January, 2003, quote from "Al Skudsi bin Hookah, roving reporter and foreign correspondent for The Gaza Gajeera."

Our way of life is under attack. And we are not fighting back. Deep
down, we know that when a woman has disgraced her family, nothing will restore
honor except by killing her. This is understood in Jordan, Syria, Yemen,
Lebanon, Egypt, the Gaza strip and the West Bank. So why are we Arabs telling
the Western press that honor killing is cultural, that it is not really part of
Islam? Our way of life is based on maintaining our honor. And make no mistake
about it: a woman does tarnish her family's honor by engaging in pre-marital
sex, or by getting herself raped, when she seeks divorce and when she marries
against her family's wishes.


There are millions of men like bin Hookah who believe women are their property, that they hold the power of life and death over them and have the final say in how they will conduct their lives. Fortunately, in Western culture such men are a small minority. But if bin Hookah is right, they are the majority in Islamic culture. And their "way of life" creeps nearer with every concession to Muslim "cultural sensitivity".

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Protecting A UK "Asian"

(Hat-tip to Aeneas)

Jamie Bauld, who has Down's Syndrome and the mental age of five, was investigated for assault and the crime of racial hate after a minor incident on the campus of Motherwell College in Lanarkshire.

Excerpt from this article at the Times Online:
Jamie, 18, cannot tie his shoelaces or leave home on his own, nor can he understand simple verbal concepts such as whether a door is open or shut. But his parents said that he was charged with attacking a fellow student, an Asian girl who also had special needs.

[...]

The incident in question took place last September at the special needs department of Motherwell College, in Lanarkshire, where Jamie is a student. Fiona Bauld, Jamie’s mother and full-time carer, claimed that the Asian student, who is only slightly older than Jamie, had been following her son and staring at him. Jamie had earlier complained to his parents that her behaviour scared him, and they had advised him just to walk away.

But one day, his mother said, the girl came close up to Jamie as he was eating lunch. He pushed her with one hand and told her to go away....
Not an unusual action from one with Down's Syndrome, but his rejection of her led to charges of lawbreaking, in part because the "Asian" girl
had scratched her own face to mark it and referred to herself as “blackface”.
The police at first told the Baulds that no legal consequences would occur.

That's not how the situation worked out.

For over seven months, Jamie and his parents endured the legal ordeal. Finally, the charges were dismissed:
Mrs Bauld said: “The incident was blown out of all proportion. I can’t believe that two special needs people should be dealt with like this. The whole thing was handled so badly.”
Here is a picture of Jamie and his mother:


Apparently, Jamie's mental age isn't enough to prevent an insulted Muslim from finding a way to make an infidel's life miserable. After all, an infidel touched a muslima. Can't have that!

The fear and anxiety which Jamie endured are inexcusable. Jamie did understand that he was in some kind of trouble. From this article in the Daily Mail:
[O]ne night shortly after Christmas, as the family watched TV, Fiona realised to her horror that Jamie was not as oblivious as she'd hoped.

A scene featuring a prison appeared on screen, at which point Jamie said quietly: "I don't want to go to jail, Mum. Please don't let them take me away." He then burst into tears.

"I rushed over, put my arms around him and told him everything was going to be fine," says Fiona.

"All through this nightmare I've done my best to put on a smile and act normally around Jamie, simply to protect him from everything that was happening. But that night, as he sobbed in my arms, I wasn't sure everything would be OK.

"My worst fear was that Jamie would be taken away somewhere that I wouldn't be able to protect him. I said: 'Jamie, you're not going to prison', but I found myself in tears, too."

When Fiona - who lives in Cumbernauld, Lanarkshire, with her husband James, 46, a telecommunications contractor, and their daughter Stephanie, 17 - uses the word "nightmare" she is making no understatement.
It is the insane climate of political correctness which led to a legal and emotional situation which should never have transpired at all.

Further reading: Robert Spencer's take on the above story.

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Condoleezza Rice Opposed Israeli Attack On Syrian Nuke Facility

After being presented with "jaw-dropping evidence" of Syrian nuclear activity, Condi Rice opposed action?

WTF?!??

From Atlas Shrugs:


"She is so screwed up that she thinks a nuclear Syria is not destabilizing but stopping them is. Anyone want to guess why America hasn’t taken on Iran’s nuclear plans?"

Condoleezza Rice opposed Israel’s attack on Syrian nuclear site Times online

A MYSTERIOUS Israeli military strike on a suspected nuclear site in Syria last month was opposed by Condoleezza Rice, the American secretary of state, because she feared it would destabilise the region, according to a report this weekend.

Rice persuaded the Israelis to delay their operation, but not to call it off, after US officials were presented with “jaw-dropping” evidence of Syrian nuclear activity, the report said.

The Sunday Times revealed two weeks ago that Israeli commandos had seized samples of nuclear material, said to be of North Korean origin, during a daring raid on a Syrian military facility to prove to the Americans that an air attack was essential.

According to ABC News, Rice led the opposition inside the Bush administration to the Israeli strike, persuading them to shelve initial plans to hit the Syrian facility in the week of July 14.
The nuclear samples seized by ground commandos remain unidentified, but defence and intelligence sources in Washington believe they may have been connected to uranium enrichment.


Ilan Berman, a Middle East expert at the American Foreign Policy Council, said: “The consensus is that Israel struck a nuclear facility and the probability is that it was linked to enriching uranium.”


Hey Condi, THE WHOLE POINT OF THIS WAR IS FOR US TO DESTABILIZE THE AXIS OF EVIL;

that would be, Iraq, Iran, and Syria.

Get with the program. Seven years have already gone by and this woman doesn't understand the purpose of the war?

What the hell is wrong with Bush that he has her working for him?
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As Rare As Hens Teeth

That's right, very, very rare. A moderate Muslim who makes complete sense and just doesn't spout taqiyya like platitudes. From the Sun:

FOR 14 years Maajid Nawaz was a member of radical Islamist political group Hizb ut-Tahrir. But the law graduate, born in Southend, Essex, reviewed his stand while in jail in Egypt and now believes it is time British Muslims became more moderate. Here he explains why.

IT’S high time that we British Muslims stood up to put an end to the double standards of a vocal minority from within our ranks.

For far too long a culture of blaming others and protecting “our own” has been tolerated.

A new standard needs to emerge. Protecting “our own” means all the people of our country, not merely one religious faction.

Freedom of speech is a non-negotiable right. Just as some Muslims invoke this right when they attack freedom and democracy, others may invoke this right when drawing cartoons criticising our faith.

If Muslim sensitivities are a reason not to draw the cartoons, then others’ sensitivities are also a reason not to attack freedom and democracy.

We cannot have it both ways. Yes, people must be considerate of religious feelings but that discussion comes after accepting freedom of speech as a right.

If Muslims wish to protest against insulting Islam, let them begin with protesting Saudi Arabia’s destruction of national heritage sites linked to the Prophet Muhammad.

Freedom of religion is also a non-negotiable right. Just as British Muslims wish to invite others to Islam, they must accept the right of British Muslims to leave Islam. If our faith is so attractive, then what do we have to fear?

The right to life must also be non-negotiable. Just as British Muslims condemn the deaths of Muslim civilians in Iraq or Palestine, they must also condemn suicide bombings that kill nonMuslim civilians.

The silent barbaric logic behind killing “a child for a child” must cease. Murder is murder.

Freedom of the individual is non-negotiable. If Muslims object to the French ban on the hijab, we must also object to the “Islamist” plan to impose the hijab and ban women uncovering their hair.

Imposing religion or antireligion are two sides of the same coin. Extremism is intolerable. To remain silent in the face of intolerance is wrong.

If British Muslims expect wider society to speak out against racism and Islam-bashing, then British Muslims must also speak out against far-right ideologies that are interbreeding within a vocal and active minority among us.

If right-wing European films that show Islam to be a violent religion are irresponsible, then so are Islamist propaganda films that glorify suicide bombers in Palestine.

If Muslims object to right-wing conspiracy theories that we are here trying to “take over” these lands, then we must not tolerate “Islamist” conspiracy theories that believe that Jews have already taken over these lands.

Many British Muslims may read this and feel tired of constantly being bashed in the media. They may object and say that these views exist only in a minority of Muslims. My view is that we have done far too little, far too late, and must now play catch up.

The right-wing minority of non-Muslims are shunned by wider society until they change. They are not given legitimacy in major community centres, and if they were there would be outrage.

In British Muslims’ communities, our own right-wing minority happens to be a strong, organised and vocal minority. In some cases it even directs Muslim public debate.

I say this after having spent 14 years being a member of one of these organisations.

At worst, many Muslims tolerated my views. At best, I witnessed them spread like wildfire through the young and angry members of my faith.

Many of our “community organisations” are still headed up by ideologues with links to foreign Islamist organisations.

These ideologues run some of our major mosques. Double standards are an un-Islamic trait. The justice that our faith commands us to show to all, not just to Muslims, demands that we make more effort.

Finally, a fair reader would ask why I have not spoken out against the double standards that exist amongst the wider non-Muslim society.

My answer: I have been doing that all my life and I will continue to do so.

But my voice will be more credible and will reach a far wider audience if it is a fair and upright voice, as a Muslim is meant to be.

(cross posted with CommonSense)

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Friday, April 18, 2008

Chrislam


The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders, and in every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.
--- II Thessalonians, Chapter 2
Reformation of Islam? Or, abomination of desolation?


SYNCRETIST: Tela Tella is the founder of Chrislam, a religion that preaches unity and tolerance between Islam and Christianity.


In Africa, Islam and Christianity are growing - and blending
By Abraham McLaughlin Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor


LAGOS, NIGERIA – At first, it seems a surprising sight: inside a two-story mosque in sub-Saharan Africa's largest metropolis hangs a life-size portrait of Jesus Christ.

Yet worshipers at "The True Message of God Mission" say it's entirely natural for Christianity and Islam to cexist, even overlap. They begin their worship by praying at the Jesus alcove and then "running their deliverance" - sprinting laps around the mosque's mosaic-tiled courtyard, praying to the one God for forgiveness and help. They say it's akin to Israelites circling the walls of Jericho - and Muslims swirling around the Ka'ba shrine in Mecca.

This group - originally called "Chris-lam-herb" for its mix-and-match approach to Christianity, Islam, and traditional medicine - is a window on an ongoing religious ferment in Africa. It's still up for debate whether this group, and others like it, could become models for Muslim-Christian unity worldwide or whether they're uniquely African.

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Did "Green Helmet Guy" Show Up At The Fadel Shana Death Scene?







Firefighters hose down the car of Reuters cameraman Fadel Shana after he was killed in Gaza April 16, 2008. A Reuters cameraman and two other Palestinian civilians were killed on Wednesday in what local residents said was an Israeli air strike in the Gaza Strip. Shana, 23, was covering violence in the enclave for the London-based international news agency.


Here's a pic of "Green Helmet Guy" from last summer's Fauxtography extravaganza:


Are they the same guy?
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Hitler was also a madman: Top Mullah: Iran should 'defend' Islamic world

Nobody believed Hitler's and Göebbles rantings before it was to late, they were mad, it was only words - How far before the mainstream figure what a bunch of shia fascist mad mullahs are up to?

Well, somehow the irony is not sweet but bitter.

From: AFP

TEHRAN (AFP) — A high-ranking Iranian cleric on Friday said the country should grow into a military super power to defend all Muslims, following an army parade at a time of mounting tension with the West.

"In a not so distant future, we should reach a point to have the most powerful military equipment in the world so that no one even think about invading our borders." Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati said in his Friday prayer sermon carried live on state radio.

"And not only that of the Islamic republic, but also the borders of Islam ... We must defend oppressed Muslims everywhere so that the enemies do not dare to attack Afghanistan, Palestine and Iraq."

On Thursday's annual Army Day celebration in Tehran, dozens of fighter jets and other aircraft flew over the parade ground in a bid to show the power of the air force.

Also on display was Iran's Shahab-3 missile, whose range includes Israel and even the fringes of Europe.

The hardline cleric also vowed to cheering worshippers, who chanted "Death to America" and "Death to Israel," that their slogans will materialise.

"I tell you that the death of the United States has come. You shouted Death to the Shah and he died," Jannati said, referring to the monarch overthrown by the 1979 Islamic revolution and who died in exile.

"You say Death to Israel and it is dying. You say Death to America and it does not take so long that its death prayer will be said."

Iran has a longstanding policy of not recognising Israel, and its rhetoric against the country has sharpened during the presidency of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

The president has provoked international outrage by repeatedly predicting that Israel is doomed to disappear and talking about the collaps of great powers.

He courted more controversy by playing down the scale of the Holocaust.

Iran is at odds with the West over its disputed nuclear programme, which the United States and its allies fear could be used to make nuclear weapons. Iran insists it only wants to produce nuclear energy.

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Storm Track Intimidation: Dearborn Next?

Muslim prayers sent over loudspeakers in Alexandria, Egypt disrupts the prayer services of Christians in their Church. This Islamic payer incident was in addition to the 5 daily required prays that are broadcast into the streets every day.

Read the rest at The Gathering Storm.
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China has 'sharply' increased number of nuclear warheads..WHY?


China has sharply increased the number of strategic nuclear warheads for its new DF-31 and JL-2 missiles, according to the Kanwa Asian Defense Review.

The newsletter reported April 11 that "China's stockpile of nuclear warheads has increased sharply, giving it preliminary capability to engage in three-dimensional nuclear strikes upon opponent targets."

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DF-31
The newest generation of Chinese strategic missile, including the Dong Feng-31, will narrow the gap between current Chinese, US and Russian ballistic missile designs. This system is a solid-fueled, three-stage mobile missile with a range of 8000 km carrying a 700 kg, one-megaton warhead. The DF-31 limited-range ICBM will give China a major strike capability that will be difficult to counterattack at any stage of its operation, from pre-flight mobile operations through terminal flight phases. As with the JL-1/DF-21 combination, the DF-31 and JL-2 are land-based and sea-based variants of the same missile. The cancelled DF-25 conventionally armed IRBM was to have been based on the first two stages of the DF-31, and the DF-41 long-range ICBM will use these two stages with a large-diameter third stage. Development of these missiles was accelerated following the successful test of their common 2m-diameter solid rocket motor in late 1983. The missile is apparently comparable in size and performance to the American TRIDENT C-4 long-range multiple-warhead three-stage solid fuel missile missile that is launched from submerged submarines.

JL-2

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The new JL-2 submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) is the sea-based variant of the DF-31 land-mobile long-range missile. Development of these missiles was accelerated following the successful test of their common 2m-diameter solid rocket motor in late 1983. The missile is apparently roughly comparable in size and performance to the American TRIDENT C-4 long-range multiple-warhead three-stage solid fuel missile missile that is launched from submerged submarines.

The missile will reportedly carry either 3 or 4 MIRV (90kT each) or a single warhead with a yield of 250-1000 kT. Other reports suggest that each missile might be loaded with as many as six warheads. Most reports agree that the JL-2 will ahve a range of about 8,000 km, while some reports suggest that the missile will have an estimated range at least 9,000 kilometers.

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Some sources suggest that China tested the JL-2 in 1999, but as of December 2000, construction of the first Type 094 had apparently been delayed, and the PLAN had yet to test-launch the JL-2.

China's nuclear build-up accelerated around 1995 as a result of new tensions over Taiwan, the report said.

Fearing U.S. intervention in a Taiwan conflict, China's Second Artillery Corps, the strategic nuclear forces service, "started to put forward such slogans as 'Using the Second Artillery Force to launch the first strike for decisive victory.'"

The change led to a new doctrine that called for moving away from balancing nuclear and conventional force capabilities to focusing more on nuclear capabilities.

"In terms of technologies, the [Second Artillery Corps] sped up the development of carrier vehicles for long-range strategic missiles including mainly DF-31 and JL-2," the report said.

The Chinese also conducted a life extension program for its DF-3 and D-4 missiles and produced more DF-5A ICBMs.

The report said that China has an estimated 300 to 400 warheads and will increase them to between 600 and 900 in the next five to eight years.

"With the above nuclear warhead expansion programs, China will have more nuclear warheads than the United Kingdom and France combined around 2015, or very likely close to the scale of Russia's nuclear warhead stockpile," the report said.


The DF-31 which is deployed form pre-surveyed mobile sites in central China CANNOT (it is thought) reach even Alaska from it's areas of deployments in central China, however all of Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Russia....

The JL-2 being fireable from submarines can reach ALL of the USA fm deployed positions assuming they can avoid US attack subs.

Is there any existential threat to China? Not from us, unless they are taking these measures because THEY THINK THEY KNOW we will fight to preserve Taiwan. If that is the case look for more cooperation with Iran and NoKo, as well



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The "Darfur Crisis": Sudan's Silent Jihad


French President Nikolas Sarkozy made the claim, the other day, that the "Darfur Crisis" is driven by Global Warming:

Sarkozy: Climate change driving Darfur crisis

French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Friday said the war in Darfur had been sparked in part by climate change, and warned global warming could lead to "dozens" more conflicts.

In a speech at a major conference in Paris, Sarkozy said the conflict in Darfur resulted from "an explosive mixture" in which climate change had affected agriculture, forcing a migratory wave that had then helped to unleash war. (AFP)


This makes me so angry I want to take every word he spoke, wad them up into little dense turds, and I want to shove them back down his throat, so he chokes on his own fecal-verbage.

The "Darfur Crisis, is not simply a crisis, a word which whose sense of inevitability lends itself to passivity. What's going on in the Sudan is a genocide. It is the Arab-government of Sudan using it's henchmen, the Janjaweed Militia, to kill everyone who is not a Muslim.

The "Darfur Crisis" is a Jihad against the Infidel.

That's what it is, my friends. To call it anything else is to lie about it, and to lie about an ongoing genocide is to prolong the genocide, so that more people will die.

Here's an important article written by Robert Spencer in 2004 which explains the genocide in the Sudan:


Just in time to mark the tenth anniversary of the Rwandan genocide that it largely ignored, the human rights community is beginning to take notice of the genocide in Sudan. As welcome as this is, and as refreshing as it is that the New York Times and Washington Post have done extensive reporting on Darfur in recent weeks, few have noted that the tragedy of Darfur is actually the second Sudanese genocide of our age. The first killed over two million African Christians and animists in southern Sudan.

They may be forgiven for being slow on the uptake, however; after all, Darfur marks the third genocide in Africa that Kofi Annan is declining to notice: Rwanda, Sudan I and now Sudan II. Over 100,000 people have been killed in Darfur. By autumn the number of those who have been displaced or impoverished, or whose lives have been destroyed by the war in other ways, will most likely exceed three million. Yet Annan declared that he cannot consider it “genocide or ethnic cleansing yet.”

There is another word that Annan has never uttered in connection with Sudan. For a decade Khartoum has waged what the regime itself calls a jihad against Christians and tribalists in the South.


A 1992 fatwa issued by a group of pro-Khartoum Sudanese imams declared: “An insurgent who was previously a Muslim is now an apostate and a non-Muslim is a non-believer standing as a bulwark against the spread of Islam, and Islam has granted the freedom of killing both of them.”


This allowed for the murder of Christians and animists in the south; now it has been turned against the Muslims of Darfur, whose Islam doesn’t measure up to Khartoum’s hardline standards.

Yet Annan has never acknowledged that what is going on in Sudan is a jihad. And this is just one manifestation of the by-now inescapable fact that the United Nations is damaged beyond repair. The Islamic states maintain an unbreakable solidarity. The only exception to their unwillingness to condemn other Muslim states came when Saddam Hussein’s Iraq attacked Kuwait. Meanwhile,
the Europeans and Chinese have oil interests in Sudan that dovetail nicely at the UN with the Islamic bloc’s determination to repel any criticism. France, the most energetic opponent of UN sanctions against the Khartoum regime, is heavily invested in Sudan through its oil giant ElfTotal.

The emperor has no clothes, but Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Physicians for Human Rights and Oxfam are still paying enthusiastic obeisance. A perusal of each of their websites demonstrates that they criticize the UN only with extreme reluctance and in the most muted tones. In a startling recrudescence of the old “white man’s burden” mentality, they tend to focus more anger at the United States and Western Europe for failing to stop killings than at the murderers themselves.


And above all, they won’t describe the conflict as what it really is: a jihad, another example of the crying need for large-scale reform within Islam.

Yet until they do so, they give jihadists carte blanche to continue their work. Instead of providing a platform for those who will work for Islamic reform, the human rights organizations, out of political correctness and a reflexive inability to see any non-white, non-Western entity as anything but a victim, are treating the symptoms but not the cause.


Search for “jihad” at the Amnesty International website, and you will find articles alleging that Israel has mistreated a man named Jihad Shaker Abu Ayesh, as well as members of the terrorist group Islamic Jihad.


You won’t find the word mentioned in connection with Sudan.


Human Rights Watch analyzes the Sudanese crisis exclusively in economic and ethnic terms, with no notice of how the murderers themselves have explained what they are doing.

So the very people who are supposed to tell us the truth — that the UN is broken, and no longer truly stands for human rights — can’t or won’t do so. Why? Are they so trapped in their old illusions about how the world works, and how to make peace, that they are in denial about the harsh realities of the post-9/11 landscape? It seems so.

The victims are the blacks of Darfur and southern Sudan, who continue to be murdered and enslaved by Islamic Arab fundamentalists.


The jihadists operate with impunity before a world that doesn’t dare give a name to the crime they are committing. How many more deaths will be needed before Annan and the human rights establishment admit the truth?

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Nation-Building In Pseudostine

Apparently, the dhimmis in charge want to do more than provide Americans with mortgage bail-outs and an "economic stimulus package." Reaching across the globe, they are poised to extend the meaning of nation-building.

Excerpt from this article in the April 15, 2008 edition of the New York Times (Hat-tip to Michael):
RAMALLAH, West Bank — The Palestinian West Bank...got a boost on Monday: the announcement of a plan, led by the American government, to help tens of thousands of people buy homes.

The plan, which establishes a $500 million mortgage company, aims to build 10 new neighborhoods over the next five years and, in the process, create thousands of jobs in construction and real estate. In doing so, it could improve the depressed local economy and the political prospects of the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, of the...Fatah party.

[...]

A secondary aim of the housing program is to send a message to the Gaza Strip, run by the Islamist party Hamas, that its citizens, too, could benefit from international generosity and economic progress if they restore Fatah’s authority, overturned by Hamas forces in a battle last June.

The new company’s name, Affordable Mortgage and Loan Company, yields the acronym AMAL, an Arabic word meaning hope.

[...]

Half of the money for the new mortgage company, $250 million, will come from the United States through the Overseas Private Investment Corporation. The rest will be from the Palestine Investment Fund, the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank and the Bank of Palestine, with a smaller contribution from the British government.
Tony Blair has at least a public-relations role in the program:
At a ceremony in Ramallah, Tony Blair, the former British prime minister who is representing the international community in helping the Palestinian Authority build institutions, called the plan “a major step forward for ordinary Palestinians.”
Ah, yes, those "ordinary Palestinians." Might those be the ones who voted Hamas into office?

Back in 2000, in those pre-9/11 days, many of us voted for George W. Bush because he campaigned on a no-nation-building platform. Instead, he's moved on to embrace the idea that poverty is the root of terrorism and pursues the goal of nation-building without a definitive military or ideological victory. As Debbie Schlussel said in the following comment about the above story,
...Would John Kerry and Al Gore have been any different on this issue? Would they really have been worse? Or just the same.
Attempting to buy off the enemy — what this kind of nation-building really is — will do nothing except embolden and enable the enemy. That lesson will be learned, but at the cost of many, many lives.

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Palestinians Fire At Trucks Transporting Fuel To Gaza

There is supposed to be a fuel shortage in Gaza. So, why would Palestinians fire at fuel trucks bringing fuel for the deprived residents?

Because, they want their people to live in crisis mode.

Why?

So, they can blame the Jews, which always gets the world's "Human Rights" organizations in an uproar.

That's right, Palestinians depriving their own people of fuel makes "Human Rights" organizations angry at Jews.


Jimmy Carter, for instance, is very, very angry:
Speaking at the American University in Cairo after talks with Hamas leaders from, Carter said Palestinians in
Gaza were being "starved to death" and received fewer calories a day than people
in the poorest parts of Africa.

"It's an atrocity what is being perpetrated as punishment on the
people in Gaza. It's a crime... I think it is an abomination that this continues
to go on," Carter said.



Here are some photos of the starving Gazans from Reuters, dated April 17th. That's today for those keeping score at home. These Palestinians are mourning the death of Palestinian news man Fadel Shana.

Clearly, they are starving to death.


Yes, she may look a little, shall we say, portly, but she is starving to death.




So hungry, they are ready to eat human remains. Look at the guy on the right, the one with the face BLOATED with hunger. He can't take his eyes off that raw flesh. Why?

He's starving, that's why.


And, these guy, they are starving too. Starving, I tells ya'.

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Carter Center To Lose Federal Funding?

Considering the fact that Jimmy Carter has been in violation of the Logan Act for years because of his meetings and negotiations with America's enemies, I can only say, it's about damned time we finally get serious and de-fund this freak of an ex-President.


From Israel Matzav:


US Representative Joe Knollenberg (R-Mich.) has introduced legislation in Congress to strip Dhimmi Carter's Atlanta-based think tank of its Federal funding as a result of Carter's meeting tomorrow with Hamas politburo chief Khaled Meshaal. The Carter Center has received some $19 million in Federal funding since 2001.

"America must speak with one voice against our terrorist enemies," Rep. Joe Knollenberg, R-Mich., said in a statement from his office. "It sends a fundamentally troubling message when an American dignitary is engaged in dialogue with terrorists. My legislation will make sure that taxpayer dollars are not being used to support discussions or negotiations with terrorist groups."Knollenberg said the Carter Center has received about $19 million in taxpayer funds since 2001. He named his bill the Coordinated American Response to Extreme Radicals Act — or CARTER Act, for short.


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Norway Waves The White Flag?


Hell, the war hasn't even started yet, and already the Norwegians are giving up?

Or, at least their government is.

By the way, all you "Islamists" out there, you'll know when the war has finally started, because most of you will be dead.

But, back to the Norway story, via Gates of Vienna:


Norway to Mullah Krekar: We Give Up!
by Baron Bodissey

Fjordman sent us a link to this article about Mullah Krekar, and included a thumbnail sketch of the Mad Mullah of Norway:

Krekar is an open supporter of Osama bin Laden, whom he has called the “jewel of Islam.” But according to the European Union, we cannot deport him. That would violate his human rights.Mullah Krekar has been a thorn in the side of Norway for years. He has helped maintain jihad terrorism websites, advocated the killing of Australian soldiers in Iraq, and threatened retaliation if he is deported.

But he can’t be deported because he faces possible execution if he returns to Iraq. Like those Somali pirates who can claim asylum in the UK if they ever manage to get there, Mullah K. can remain safely ensconced in Norway no matter how bad a boy he is.According to Aftenposten:

Krekar can stay in NorwayAfter months of quiet diplomacy, the Norwegian government has given up on efforts to send former terrorist-group leader Mullah Krekar back to his homeland.Krekar, who has been under an expulsion order after being determined a threat to Norway’s national security, initially came to Norway as a refugee from Iraq in the early 1990s.

It later emerged that he was the head of guerrilla group Ansar al-Islam and he repeatedly violated the terms of his asylum by travelling back to northern Iraq to lead guerrilla activities.Krekar is the only person in Norway ever to have been sentenced to deportation because he is a danger to the country’s security.However, Norway has not been able to deport Krekar because he faces the death penalty in his homeland.

Norway will not extradite anyone if they are under threat of execution when they are returned to their country of origin.
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Thursday, April 17, 2008

And again...Nasrallah is the most admired leader in the Arab world


Survey: Nasrallah is the most admired leader in the Arab world
By Haaretz Service
Tags: Middle East, Israel

Hezbollah chief Sheikh Nassan Nasrallah is the most admired leader in the Arab world, according to a poll released recently by the Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland.

Nasrallah seems to be gaining in popularity, with some 26 percent of respondents voicing support for him. Syrian President Bashar Assad also won an increase in popularity, according to the poll.
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The survey also found that the majority of Arab public - in contrast to their governments - does not view Iran as a major threat.

Respondents said they believe Iran should be free to pursue its nuclear program and are opposed to international pressure to halt development. Some 44 percent of respondents said the outcome of a nuclear Iran would be beneficial for the region.

The poll found an increased interest within the Arab world regarding the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, with some 86 percent of respondents calling it one of the top three most important issues facing the refion.

A majority of respondents support a two-state solution based on 1967 borders but an increasing number voiced pessimism about its prospects.

Some 50 percent of respondents believe that the failure of a two-state solution would lead to continued conflict, 9 percent believe it would eventually lead to a one-state solution and 7 percent think the Palestinian will eventually surrender to Israel.

The survery also found that 18 percent of Arab respondents sympathize with Hamas over Fatah, while 38 percent voiced equal sympathy for the rival factions. Some 15 percent of respondents blame Hamas for the situation in Gaza, while 23 percent believe Fatah is to blame.

Some 83 percent of respondents, meanwhile, voiced an unfavorable view of the United States, while 70 percent express no confidence in the American government. Most Arabs, however, ranked the U.S. as among the leaders of freedom and democracy.

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Lionheart has been arrested

Last month he attended Greyfriars police station in Bedford, was arrested then bailed and told to return in May to either be released or charged.

His blog includes his opinions on the heroin trade, Islamic fundamentalism and alleged police corruption
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I have translated the whole article into Spanish here.

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Is Putin going to marry Kabaeva?

Yes, I know truly well this is not a gossiping blog. But the important thing is who is Kabaeva:


Russian leader Vladimir Putin is said to be getting ready to marry the Olympic medal winner gymnast Alina Kabaeva. Alina Kabaeva was born in Uzbekistan and her father is a Muslim Tatar. Putin quietly divorced his wife Lyudmila Aleksandrovna. According to the claims, Kabaeva and Putin will get married in mid-June. Marat Kabaeva is a former professional football player. Marat Kabaeva warned his future son-in-law: 'my daughter is a very sensitive girl; so, know how to make her happy.'"

Alina Kabaeva

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The Obama Campaign has asked me for $$. MUST LOVE BARRY.

An arrogance in assuming that anyone who registered in an Obama Forum, and you can imagine what my post was like, must love Barry.

If you did, you saw more gotcha politics and distractions than questions about the pressing issues affecting our country.

In fact, it took more than 45 minutes before Barack was asked about the economy, health care, or foreign policy.

Regrettably, Senator Clinton seemed all too comfortable with that type of debate. She's running a 100% negative campaign in Pennsylvania, taking every opportunity to make personal and discredited attacks against Senator Obama.

You can send a message that politics doesn't have to be played this way.

Make your first donation today, and someone who's already given will match whatever amount you decide to give
You mean, George 'American is the bar to justice in the world' Soros'?
Say what do you mean DISTRACTIONS, anyway?
You mean his failure to leave the church over 20 years and his DEFENSE of Wright?
You mean his LONGTERM associations with people like Ayers, without objection?
You mean his CLEARLY elitist snobbism?
You mean his CLEARLY 'unhappy with america' spouse, whose conclusions as she stated them certainly match Wright's?
You mean his words on support for Israel to jews but his claim to arabs he wished he could more up front about what he really feels, but he can't in an election?

Are these issues of the man's character, political beliefs, and substance DISTRACTIONS because they contain no figures on universal health care costs?

We have seen with Bill Clinton how character makes and unmakes the presidency. What is that the facts of his behavior instructs us, in the future for a President Obama.

I have not had this reaction to a politician since Richard Nixon.


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Killer Rabbit: The Moral Insanity Of Jimmy Carter


I thought this was the best post I read all week. From Discerning Texan at the Astute Bloggers:

The rumor going around is that Jimmy Carter and Al Gore are soon going to visit Hillary Clinton to advise her to step down and make way for the Elitist Marxist Messiah; there is only one problem with this "strategy". If the egomaniacal, anti-Semitic Carter continues to show his ass to the world, this "visit" to Hillary might actually get her more delegates:


Former President Jimmy Carter has an interesting way of saying more than he
intends. He lusts in his heart. He turns to his 13-year-old daughter for foreign
policy wisdom. He titles a book, "Palestine Peace Not Apartheid." What Mr.
Carter means to say is that he is a flesh-and-blood human being, a caring
father, a missionary for peace. What he actually communicates is that he is
weirdly libidinal, scarily naive and obsessively hostile to Israel.

Now the 2002 Nobel laureate is in reprise mode. "In a democracy, I
realize you don't need to talk to the top leader to know how the country feels,"
he said over the weekend, responding to a question from an Israeli journalist
who noted that Mr. Carter had been snubbed by most of Israel's top leadership
and reprimanded by its president, Shimon Peres. "When I go to a dictatorship, I
only have to talk to one person and that's the dictator, because he speaks for
all the people."

Mr. Carter is on a tour of the Middle East, the most newsworthy aspect
of which is a scheduled meeting in Damascus with Khaled Mashal, the head of the
Palestinian terrorist group Hamas. More on that below. For now, ponder what he
could possibly have meant by this statement. On a charitable view, what Mr.
Carter had in mind is that in a democracy it is the people who ultimately make
the policy, whereas in a dictatorship it is only the dictator's opinion that
counts. Or as W.H. Auden put it, "Only the man behind the rifle [has] free
will."

That's not quite what Mr. Carter said, however. He said the dictator
"speaks" for "all" the people, just as the people in a democracy speak for
themselves. Taken at face value, this is a reflection of every dictator's
conceit: that his will is also the general will, whether the people agree with
him or not. This is what Fidel Castro meant when he praised Cuba's elections, in
which only the Communist Party is on the ballot, as "the most democratic in the
world." Perhaps Mr. Carter has harbored similar views about the relative merits
of his opinion versus the people's since he was turned out of high office by 44
states.

Yet a dictator does not speak for the people. Properly speaking, a
dictator speaks for none of the people. A dictator speaks only for himself,
while "the people" are transformed, through force and fear, into an abstraction,
an instrument, a rhetorical trope. On the contrary, it is only in a democracy
where the government can morally and lawfully be said to speak for the people,
since it was morally and lawfully chosen by the people to speak for them. Which
means that Mr. Carter has matters precisely backwards: It is in democracies such
as Israel where the views of the leadership matter most, and in dictatorships
such as Syria where they matter least. ...


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Carter's self-righteousness and self-importance, in the face of such consistency in incompetence, demonstrate to anyone bothering to watch what a complete fool he is and has always been. Hell, I'm glad he endorsed Barack Obama, as did Carter's "soulmate" Louis Farrakhan. The more anti-Semites that endorse "Obama Bin Laden", the better. One of these days, Jewish voters are going to recognize that they have much more in common with Conservatives who hold Judeo-Christian values than they do with the Marxist Israel-haters. I relish the day when this happens.
Remember, Carter is the man who brought the world: a meeting which produced so-called "detente" with Brezhnev (only to have the Soviet leader turn on him and invade Afghanistan two months later); spending and tax raises during a recession which caused the days of "malaise" and 21% interest rates; a "deal" with North Korea (for the Clintons) which the Koreans promptly violated; impotence during the Iranian Hostage Crisis; and who personally legitimized Hugo Chavez' stolen election. Never have so many failures been so flagrant with so little impact on a person's ego.

If there is a better example of the failure of appeasement and "soft power" since Neville Chamberlain, I would like to see it.
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This Week on The Gathering Storm Radio Show

Listen to the nearly famous The Gathering Storm Radio Show, which Always On Watch and I cohost. The show broadcasts live every Friday beginning at noon, Pacific Standard Time.

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

Callers welcome!

Friday, April 18: This week on the nearly famous Gathering Storm Radio Show, our guest for the full hour is Pamela Geller of Atlas Shrugs. Citizen journalist and citizen soldier, she will share with us the latest news from her blog and the latest news about those Islamists whose goal is to rob us of our freedoms.

If you are unable to listen live to the radio show, you can listen to recordings of the broadcasts later by CLICKING HERE.

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

Be sure to listen to The Gathering Storm Radio Show this week!

UPCOMING SHOWS
April 25: Bob McCarty, Elisabeth of Austria, and Allyson Taylor
May 2: Bill Warner
May 9: Mohammed Abdul
May 16: Chaim
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“Liberation” Ideology II

Guest Commentary by Edward Cline:

While searching the Internet for what else presidential candidates Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain were up to in the Senate, I came upon what Obama had to say in the Senate on March 15, 2007, about the riots, killings and repression in Zimbabwe over a year ago. His statement was obviously intended for the record and not as a point of vigorous debate. It is an interesting trail mix of truths, gaffes, and glosses.

The occasion was Robert Mugabe’s reaction to protests by the chief opposition to him during a prayer meeting, during which participants were beaten and jailed. Morgan Tsvangiral, head of the Movement for Democratic Change and a presidential contender, was severely beaten, and scores of followers imprisoned. One protester was shot and killed.

Of course, Obama expresses his plastic outrage over the events – as plastic as Hillary’s smile and McCain’s grin – and urged the United States, the United Nations and the European Union to more stringently oppose Mugabe’s government.


Mr. President, the United States must continue to stand strongly against the Mugabe government’s abuses of power in Zimbabwe. We must join with our European allies, the United Nations, and – most importantly – the countries and institutions of the region to press for positive change in Zimbabwe. That means a peaceful democratic transition in 2008, and support for economic growth and opportunity – including the lifting of sanctions – once the dark cloud of Mugabe’s rule is lifted, and Zimbabweans are able again to reach for the new horizon they deserve.

I call on President Mugabe to immediately release all political detainees and repeal the ban on political rallies, to end the use of violence and torture in the jails, permit a free media and abide by the rule of law….

This was transparently a statement meant for press and public consumption. But if it were a sincere statement, did Obama really expect a murderous dictator to heed the urgings of a junior senator from Illinois? Does the statement reflect a genuine understanding of the true nature of collectivism, of tyranny, of power held for the sake of power? Does it reflect even a milligram of comprehension that Mugabe is a thug who has no “good side” to appeal to, that he is beyond reason? No, to all questions. But, then, Obama wants to negotiate with Iran, another dictatorship, a regime that wants to destroy this country.

One thing Obama glossed over was the character of the “sanctions” imposed by the U.N. and the European Union. These were against any and all financial dealings with members of the government, designed to prevent Mugabe and his minions from profiting from any foreign aid or subsidies and moving the lucre to safer havens abroad. They were not directed against the country’s economy. If Zimbabwe’s economy is in so dire a condition that it is practically nonexistent, it is a consequence of Mugabe’s policy of looting, skimming, and redistributing the chaff and the scraps to hangers-on and the “public.” That’s Marxism in practice, sanctions or no sanctions. A cursory study of the Soviet Union, Red China, or Cuba ought to have driven that lesson home for Obama – provided his collectivist sympathies permitted him to search for the truth.

Obama also demonstrated his ignorance of history. In his Senate statement, he claimed that


“When Robert Mugabe became president over a quarter century ago, there was great hope. [There’s that “hope” again.] Zimbabwe had emerged from British rule, claiming its freedom and its future for itself.”

Well, no. Zimbabwe did not emerge from “British rule.” It emerged from Rhodesian rule. Ian Smith declared Rhodesia independent in 1965 and withdrew it from the British Commonwealth. What followed was a brutal guerilla war led by Marxist nationalists Robert Mugabe and Joshua Nkomo, a war which Smith might have won had his government not been pressured to negotiate with Mugabe and his allies by Britain and the United States for the sake of “black majority rule.”

Smith himself advocated white supremacist rule in Rhodesia, and while there can be no legitimate argument for that policy, either, it is likely that blacks would have fared far better under Smith’s rule – Rhodesia prospered under greater economic sanctions in this period than Zimbabwe has under far milder restrictions – than they have under the total racist collectivism of Mugabe.

Obama does not mention or even allude to in his Senate statement the plight and fate of the whites in Zimbabwe under Mugabe. They are invisible to him. Presumably, under Reverend Jeremiah Wright’s tutelage, he thinks that they got what they deserved. Nor does he mention or allude to the fact that Mugabe is a killer whose political “career” began as a butcher of defenseless whites and blacks during the struggle for “liberation.” In Obama’s universe of moral equivalence, one man’s killer is another man’s “freedom fighter.”

The question is: Does Obama believe that a “freedom fighter” is one who fights, not against tyranny and oppression, but against freedom? Listen to his campaign rhetoric, and judge for yourself.

For the full transcript of Obama’s Senate speech, go to:

http://obama.senate.gov/speech/070315-statement_of_se_8/

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Spiraling Toward A Nucelar Exchange

From the New Media Journal:


Indecision is the path to war. The world is about to repeat errors that led to WWII: talking peace while a dictator prepares for war.

Iran’s President again showed his contempt for the UN by announcing Iran is installing 6,000 more centrifuges that spin at thousands of revolutions per minute. Ahmadinejad fails to say if they are the second generation P-2s or the older P-1s centrifuges. The type doesn’t matter, Iran is on its way to establishing a production line for fissile material—the fuel for nuclear weapons.

Meanwhile, IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei conducts an endless series of meetings with Iran’s Atomic Energy Commission, while “editing” the reports of his scientists. Isn’t it wonderful to have a lawyer as the head of the United Nation’s Atomic Energy Administration? He wouldn’t know a neutron if he met one, but he sure could justify its right to exist. Under intense pressure, ElBaradei requested a meeting to provide answers about Iran’s quest for nuclear weapons. Iran responded by canceling ElBaradei’s meeting with Gholam Reza Aghazadeh, the head of Iran's nuclear program.

On April 14th, NewsMax’s
Jim Meyers reported that a credible source predicted that the U.S. will strike Iran. If the U.S. doesn’t, Israel will have to.

There are several key nuclear targets in Iran.



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Storm Track Disinformation: Muslim Hypocrisy

Relations are not going well between a certain movie maker in Nigeria and the State government. It’s gotten worse. The state’s Hisbah Board recently raided a popular actress's house. The Hausa film-makers seem to be violating the people’s religious and cultural values.

But we’ve learned that when it comes to Muslim values, it’s do as I say – not do as I do.

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Is He The One? Tom Coburn Vs. William Ayres

Barack Obama's Demonology.

William Ayres was a Weather Underground terrorist. He participated in the bombing of federal buildings, including the Pentagon. Writing about his days as a terrorist, he proclaimed, "I don't regret setting bombs, I feel we didn't do enough."

Tom Coburn is a U.S. Senator. He favors laws which would make abortion illegal. Of his views, he proclaimed, "I favor the death penalty for abortionists and other people who take life."

To Barack Obama, both of these men are equally controversial.

So let's be clear. Whether you agree with Coburn, or Ayres, or not,

what you have here is

a man who favors laws vs. a man who favors bombs.

Got it?

Once again, to Barack Obama, both of these men are equally controversial.

From Hugh Hewitt, discussing a major gaffe by Obama in last night's debate:


What a horrible night for Barack Obama, and for the Democrats in general. George Stephanopoulos, along with Charlie Gibson, conducted a great debate on substance, showing any American willing to look that neither Democratic candidate is ready for the West Wing, and that John McCain clearly is.

In an exchange that will be played all through the general election season, Senator Obama was asked about his connections to unrepentent anti-war bomber/terrorist/Weather Ungerground member Bill Ayers. Obama was clearly flustered by the question, and in responding, compared Ayers to Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn's views on doctors who perform abortion. Here's the video:




The last time I checked, Doc Coburn neither advocated, participated, nor had a need to repent from any terrorist activity, unlike Bill Ayers, who to this day is proud of his activities forty years ago. If Obama wanted to unify America, he took another large step in achieving half of that goal with conservatives, who are not going to take this slander on Coburn lightly.


By the way, roll this question around in your brain for awhile: What would happen if John McCain were friends with the abortion clinic bomber Erik Rudolph?

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Archbishop of Canterbury: Christians Are Suffering In The Middle East Because Of The American Global Project


Broken-clock-is-right-twice-a-day alert.

From the Daily Mail:


Christians in the Middle East are facing persecution because of British and American foreign policy, the Archbishop of Canterbury will claim today.

Dr Rowan Williams will say that many Christians have been forced to flee their homes in the Holy Land because of 'appalling pressure' from extremist Islamic groups.

And he will warn that historic communities risk becoming mere 'museum pieces' in the 'theme park' Middle East because of the military policies of the West.

During an appearance in London yesterday, he said there was a risk that the region could become a "monochrome" area dominated by an "unfriendly" form of Islam.

Indigenous Christian groups were increasingly being seen as a 'foreign and aggressive' presence, he added.

The Archbishop will make the comments in a speech at Westminster Cathedral later today.
He will say that historically Christians have played a leading role in social, cultural and intellectual change in the Middle East.


But historic communities now risked becoming mere 'museum pieces' in a 'theme park' region as a result of persecution.

In part this was due to an extremist form of Islam filling the void left following the peak of Arab nationalism, the head of the Church of England will claim.

But he also blames the role of Western governments.

Dr Williams will say: 'Indigenous Christian community throughout the region have suffered from being associated with the American global project, and indeed the British global project as part of the American global project.'

He cites a recent visit to Syria in which he met some of the half million refugees who had fled Iraq since 2003.


The Archbishop is correct here, but for exactly the wrong reason. The reason Iraq has gone lethal on its own Christian population is because Sharia law has gained power in Iraq, having been enshrined in the Constitution.
America has set a goal of creating a "Democracy" in Iraq. But, Democracy does not merely mean voting. When we use the phrase Democracy in the United States, what we mean is "Democratic Republic." This means, yes, everyone gets to vote, but above that our God-granted rights are protected by a Constitution.

If this was true in Iraq, then Sharia law would not be enshrined in the Iraqi Constitution as a primary source of law, because Sharia is a violation of human rights.

We have created an Islamic abomination in Iraq and Iraqi Christians have suffered for it.
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UK Muslim Airport Porters Refuse to Handle Israeli Luggage

Muslims continue to want to receive special treatment in the workplace, as well as in the public square. I have personally had a Muslima refuse to sell me alcohol in a store. When I came to the counter, I was told the young lady was too young to serve me. But the legal age to serve an unopened bottle in California is 18, and I happen to know that that store will not employ anyone under the age of 18.
And now, in the UK, Muslim airport porters refuse to handle Israeli luggage. So, they are throwing anti-Semitism into the Sharia mix now.

From Debbie Schlussel:

This outrageous story from e-mailer Beryl Dean has been verified and is absolutely true:
My friend Miriam Bedein traveled to Britain early in April. She arrived on British Air from Israel, and as she arrived at the baggage claim, she observed that there were no porters at the site.
She asked what was happening of the gentleman who was taking her to the baggage carousel, and he said "Ooh, the porters are Muslim and they will not handle any luggage coming from Israel" (In Britain, the porters take the luggage off the carousels and take them to your cab, etc.) While it was not his job, the gentleman was kind enough to get her luggage for her.She is writing British Air about this incident, asking why they tolerate, and what they are doing about, this unacceptable situation.
Perhaps you also will write to British Air: And to Heathrow Airport.
EL-AL probably gets the same treatment. Write to them as well.
I urge my readers to write, particularly to British Air and Heathrow Ariport. But I have another solution, as well:
DON'T GO TO BRITAIN.
It's essentially a Muslim Nation--Dar Al-Islam. Let them have halal bangers and mash all they want, but not our dollars. This situation is in place, because--as with all things--the Brits kowtow to Islam and have allowed this intolerable behavior.
At some point, either the law is going to have to handle these types of issues, or Infidels are going to be forced to come up with our own Infidel Sharia, whereby it is forbidden that we tolerate such behavior from Muslims. Muslims, instead, will have to bow and kiss the feet of Infidels.
But, of course, such an Infidel Sharia would require real strength and conviction. And, it would require that we would be willing to be arrested, instead of the Muslims. It would require that we would be willing to sacrifice ourselves for our fellow Infidels as media martyrs, because we would inevitably be labeled "racists" and bigots.
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The U.N Fit Over Fitna

Thanks to commenter Vlad, left an update about further objections to the film Fitna.

The United Nations has taken a position against Geert Wilders, despite a recent court ruling in Wilders's favor.

From this source:
Muslim countries call for action on Wilders

Wednesday 16 April 2008

Muslim members of the human rights commission of the United Nations want the Netherlands to take steps against Geert Wilders and his anti-Koran film Fitna, reports Trouw on Wednesday.

The comments came during a two-week meeting of the commission in which countries are being judged on their human rights.

Junior justice minister Nebahat Albayrak, who is part of the Dutch delegation, said the public prosecution department is looking into whether the film broke any laws.

Egypt had harsh words for the Dutch judge who said that as an MP Wilders had the right to criticise radical Islam and the Koran and that he was not inciting racial hatred. The judge's comments showed a lack of feeling for the duties and jurisprudence on human rights, the Egyptian delegate said.

The commission plans to hold three meetings each year until all 192 UN member countries have been judged on their human rights. The Netherlands is in the first batch of 16 countries.
What other countries are in "the first batch"?

Don't Fitna's "insults" pale in comparison to Islamic misogyny, female genital mutilation, the stonings of adulterers (whether or not adultery actually occurred), beheadings, the selling of children into arranged marriages, the apparent necessity of an eight-year-old girl's seeking a divorce in Yemen?

The United Nations Human Rights Commission has a lot more wrongs to address than some 15-minute film released on the Internet and nearly ignored by the mainstream media.

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