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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Culturist Brooklyn Tea Party Press Release


We will be giving a press conference and reading the following in front of Cymbrowitz's campaign headquarters tomorrow.

THE BROOKLYN TEA PARTY DENOUNCES ASSEMBLYMAN STEVEN CYMBROWITZ , AND HIS ILK
Steven Cymbrowitz Epitomizes the Rotten Cowardice of American Politicians

Contact: John K. Press, Ph.D.                 
President of the Brooklyn Tea Party
Email: pressjohn@hotmail.com

To: Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz, Helene Weinstein, et al.

For months the Brooklyn Tea Party and members of the Sheepshead Bay community have worked diligently to get local politicians to address their concerns about the building of a mosque at 2812 Voorhies Avenue - the Voorhies mosque.  We have written letters to Steven Cymbrowitz, Helene Weinstein, Chuck Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand, Anthony Weiner, Marty Golden, Alan Maisel, Marty Markowitz, and Carl Kruger.  Each representative received a certified letter with over thirteen hundred signatures of local residents affixed. 

                  Within these letters we told them that the Anti-Defamation League claimed that the developer of the Mosque, the Muslim American Society (MAS), “has a troubling history of associations with radical organizations and individuals that promote terrorism, anti-Semitism and reject Israel's right to exist.”  The ADL called MAS “the leading American Muslim organization organizing anti-Israel activity in the U.S.”[i] We provided over eighty pages of evidence documenting these claims.[ii] Recently the Staten Island Roman Catholic Church’s board, which includes Archbishop Timothy Dolan, decided not to sell property the MAS wanted to turn into a mosque over this very same documentation.[iii]

                   The Brooklyn TEA Party knows why none of the above mentioned politicians responded to our concerns about the MAS’ Voorhies mosque.  They are cowards.  They are politicians rather than leaders.  They do not want to offend a single person, let alone a group.  Afraid of being called racist, they will not say anything culturist.[iv]  They refuse to utter more than the BS PC clichés that are rotting our nation. They are angry about nothing.  They much prefer photo opportunities when launching nice sounding yet costly programs to taking stances.  They are the very reason that the TEA Party is necessary.

                  Politicians such as Cymbrowitz hide behind multicultural platitudes about all cultures being wonderful and progressive.  Yet, were they responsible, had they a single care stirred by 9 -11, they might consider it their duty to protect our people from even small potential risks.  But while politicians such as Senator Charles Schumer call for investigations into caffeinated beer, none can take time to investigate the funding of the Ground Zero mosque or the Voorhies mosque.[v]  They would risk our lives rather than risk offending groups, be they local or foreign.

                  Cymbrowitz may well claim that foreign terrorists and their representatives have a right to build mosques across our nation.  Politicians of his ilk may claim that they are impotent and choose to ignore the Foreign Agent Registration Act that exists exactly to investigate such threats to our security.[vi]  They may even argue that we should embrace the Muslim American Society and Imam Rauf as great emissaries of the fantastic Islamic legal system known as Sharia law.  But our cowering politicians should at least take public stances on issues their constituents consider vital to their neighborhoods and nation.

                  Mr. Cymbrowitz, you acknowledged receipt of the letters and had a staffer say he was, “not dedicated to what’s happening in other places.”[vii]  He lives in America and his district is four blocks from the Voorhies mosque.  Afraid to personally speak to his constituents, Cymbrowitz had the staffer claim he was “mulling over a response.”[viii]  Since this time there have been many Community Board meetings and a second rally agaist the Voorhies mosque attended by over one hundred and fifty people.  This week’s foiled terror plots show that the emergency is here.  His constituents are out in the streets.  At a time when the nation faces peril, excuses and months of mulling are not appropriate.   

In this time of drug warfare crossing our southern border, terrorist plots being uncovered every week, and our Federal government committing fiscal suicide, Cymbrowitz’s mulling has become a political epidemic.[ix]  We attack Mr. Cymbrowitz because he is vulnerable this election.  Ms. Weinstein, in whose district the Voorhies mosque resides, has also hidden behind silence and totally ignored her constituents’ concerns.  As the Obama government bankrupts our nation and leaves our borders unguarded, we can no longer afford any ribbon-cutting politicians.  We need forceful crusaders who address culturist and fiscal TEA party concerns.

The culturist Brooklyn TEA Party has created pledges to distinguish weak PC leaders from patriotic civic leaders with muscle.  First and foremost we are a TEA Party.  The first pledge requires candidates to freeze government spending and hiring.  They must propose budgets that cut spending by 15% in three years.  The second and third pledges are culturist.   We include the word “culturist” to clarify that we are not racist.  Racism is idiotic.  But since diversity is real, looking at culture is necessary.  Politicians who wish to speak at our rallies or have our endorsement must support Arizona’s immigration laws and denounce the Ground Zero mosque.  Our litmus test screens out the ribbon-cutting moderates that our nation can no longer afford. 

Not only will Mr. Cymbrowitz not take the culturist Brooklyn TEA Party pledges, he will not publicly address the issues.  His community has been pleading with him to take a stance.  He cowers rather than take public positions on the emergencies of our day.  Mr. Cymbrowitz and his ilk must go.

John K. Press, Ph.D.
President - The Brooklyn Tea Party
                 


[i] http://www.adl.org/main_Anti_Israel/Muslim_American_Society.htm
[iii] http://www.archny.org/news-events/news-press-releases/index.cfm?i=17138
[iv] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-tGZXybJ00
[v] http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/27/us/27drink.html
[vii] http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/2010/07/bk-tea-party-urges-cymbrowitz-to-oppose-mosque/
[viii] http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/2010/07/bk-tea-party-urges-cymbrowitz-to-oppose-mosque/
[ix]http://www.nypost.com/p/news/international/busted_women_arrested_in_bomb_plot_L7dciZ0C3Nkia3VB6PTNyL

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Culturist John's Life and Work Update !!




Culturist John got his doctorate in the History of Education. This THE 50th CULTURISM VIDEO celebrates the History of Education Society's upcoming 50th anniversary.


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Watersheds of Anger

Guest Commentary by Edward Cline:

For the past two weeks I have been embroiled in a fight to either regain the publication rights to my Sparrowhawk series of novels from the publisher, MacAdam/Cage Publishing in San Francisco, or to be compensated per contract for the sales of that series. I am awaiting the consequences of a breach of contract and rescission notice recently and justly served on that publisher by an attorney for nonpayment of royalties and delinquent royalty statements. I have been engaged in this conflict for three years. The breach of contract notice is just the latest episode in this unwelcome and mentally exhausting adventure.

Dealing with a publisher which has, for all practical purposes, stolen one’s work, but which expects the author to help sell it in contravention of the Thirteenth Amendment, is much like dealing with the IRS or some other confiscatory agency: its functionaries do not care what the extortion and theft do to one’s life and ambition, even if it means penury for the victim.

The irony is that Sparrowhawk has been a revenue-generating mainstay for the publisher. It sells virtually without any marketing on the publisher’s part. If it has sold at all, it is chiefly because of my own numerous booksignings and my ability to sell it to the reading public. This effort, also, has gone largely uncompensated and unacknowledged by the publisher. For a long time, I did not mind that, because Sparrowhawk is important on various levels. To name but four: to me as a writer, as a literary accomplishment, as an exclusively American cultural phenomenon, as an educational tool for Americans who wish to grasp why their country came into existence, which I never intended it to be, but which is serving that purpose nonetheless.

But the time came for me to “go Galt” or to pull a Howard Roark on my own work. I will perform no more booksignings, and will not help to market the work until either the breach of contract is cured, or I regain possession of the publication rights to grant to another publisher that will honor the terms of a contract and market the work more aggressively. I wrote the series with the confidence that I would profit from the labor. To quote Roark: “I have not been paid.” Galt abandoned a revolutionary new motor because he refused to work as a slave. Until further notice, I am on strike, as well. I am abandoning a seminal work on the American Revolution.

So, this year is a watershed year for me. For the past month I have been distracted by this issue, so much so that I have not devoted much attention to current events and have neglected to pen relevant commentaries. 2010 will also be a watershed year in American politics, marked by the midterm elections next week on November 2nd. This is when Americans will have a chance to “throw the bums out” in hopes of electing a more responsive and reality-centered alliance of bums.

The Washington Post, awakening from its self-induced stupor and going against its inbred bias, featured a story today headlined, “Across the country, anger, frustration and fear among voters as election nears.” The headline is the best thing about the article, which is a consensus-driven mishmash of opinions, giving equal time and space to those who do not think Obama and Congress have done enough to bankrupt the country or bring it to heel, and to those who do not think at all.


A far grimmer mood now pervades the electorate, one shaped not just by the immediacy of the economic distress that has hit virtually every household, but by fears that it might take years for everyone, from the average family to the federal government, to climb out of the hole. Anger is one word that is often used to describe the electorate this year. But one word alone cannot adequately capture the sentiments expressed by voters on doorsteps and street corners, at community centers or candidate rallies. Along with the anger there is fear, worry, nervousness, disappointment, anxiety and disillusionment.
Briefly, what most of the electorate is responding to is the naked face of collectivism in action. The faces are many and insouciant: President Barack Obama’s, Nancy Pelosi’s, Harry Reid’s, Rahm Emanuel’s, Anita Dunn’s, Henry Waxman’s, Barney Frank’s, David Axelrod’s, Robert Gibbs’s – an opera cast of hundreds, if not thousands, all singing in chorus the same liberal/left/collectivist libretto.

The anger and frustration, however, are owned by the electorate; the fear, by the incumbent Democrats. Their reign of terror is nearly over.

When Obama took office, he and the Democrats behaved like some street gang taking over a neighborhood. Their unspoken motto was: “This ain’t your Founding Fathers’ country anymore.”

From that swaggering hubris of thugs and “community organizers” awarded a sanction to loot the country at will and virtually without opposition, they are experiencing the humility of fear and loathing. These last few months have served as a reality check for Obama and the Democrats.

And that is nothing compared to what the Republicans will experience if they do not repeal ALL the socialist/fascist legislation the Democrats rammed down the throats of captive Americans no longer captivated by Obama or government spending and arrogance. The GOP will feel the sting of frustration and disappointment if they merely “amend” the destructive legislation passed by their colleagues across the aisles of the House and Senate.

One lesson the Democrats and closet socialists and fascists in and out of government will not learn is that this election will serve as an unqualified rejection and repudiation of Washington-style collectivism. The Washington Post and The New York Times will always endorse the expansion of government powers, because their City on the Hill is a national Sunnybrook Farm. They will wait in the wings for the chance, provided very likely by the Republicans, to re-impose their legislative servitude. They will not relinquish the idea that servitude and looting will somehow lead to prosperity and an improved “general welfare.” That is because prosperity and security and happiness are not their fundamental goals or motives: it is destruction for the sake of destruction. That is a serious, morally damning charge to make, but it is the only one that explains the administration’s and the Democrats’ otherwise inexplicable obtuseness and indifference to the electorate.

More and more Americans are grasping that fact in an emotional, unarticulated sense-of-life reaction to the pillaging of the Democrats over the last two years. Their contempt for incumbents and candidates in both parties is unmitigated, tangible, and to be reckoned with. What they must understand now is that they should insist that the Republicans -- undeserving beneficiaries of the Tea Party movement – adopt a more principled policy necessary to undo the damage perpetrated by the vandals in Congress and the White House – and to discover and advocate the freedom they have helped Democrats to diminish and obviate, or they will earn and suffer the same deserved fate.

Of course, if the Republicans squander the mandate that will probably be given them by Americans, that will be the end of the line for this country. We might be able to endure and survive two more years of Obama and a gridlocked Congress, but not two more years of Obama and a timorous, compromising Republican Congress.

Anger management is not a good thing to practice in a watershed election year.

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Will Pelosi Leave If The GOP Wins The House?

Time Magazine states the following:
As Nancy Pelosi goes, so might a generation of her colleagues.

If Democrats lose control of the House of Representatives next week, as most political observers expect, there is a good chance that the House Speaker will opt to spend time with her eight grandchildren rather than toil in the relative obscurity of the minority. Even if she wanted to stay on, it's not at all clear that she would win the position of minority leader: seven Democratic incumbents and several candidates oppose her leadership — on Wednesday, North Carolina Representative Heath Shuler suggested he might challenge Pelosi for the spot — and another 20 have refused to say one way or another. Pelosi is more likely to leave gracefully, trading the red-eye slog for the pleasant commute between her San Francisco and Napa homes, and leaving the caucus in the hands of majority leader Steny Hoyer, who has been chafing in her shadow for decades.

[...]

Other Democrats are sure to follow Pelosi out of the Capitol....
Hey, San Fran Nan. Don't let the door hit you in the ass on your way out.

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Voter Fraud Alert: Fifteen Missouri Counties Have More Voters Than Population

This is a call to action -- that means you and your loved ones:
Fifteen Missouri counties have more voters than census population

Missouri has about 90.3 percent of its census voting-age population registered to vote, but 15 counties show more registered voters than people 18 and older.
Missouri counties with more than 100 percent voter registration (in red)
Map: Missouri counties with more than 100 percent voter registration (in red)

Click on the title to get the whole story at Atlas Shrugs.
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UK: 'Cargo Plane Bombs Designed to Explode Mid-Air'



Parts of a printer which was contained in a package intercepted by Dubai security officials. The US-bound parcel contained a bomb hidden in a printer and bore the hallmarks of al-Qaida, Dubai police said

Guardian
Sophisticated bombs contained in packages sent from Yemen were designed to explode in the air and bring down the cargo planes carrying them, UK security officials have confirmed. 
Intelligence experts believe the use of the devices, contained in printer cartridges despatched on two Chicago-bound cargo planes, represents a shift in terrorist tactics to commercial targets.
One of the devices was linked to a mobile phone, while the other was attached to a timer. The Observer understands that the East Midlands device was so sophisticated an initial examination by forensics experts initially suggested it did not contain explosives.
"Even when it was examined, the sniffer dogs couldn't detect it," a security source said. "It was only when they [forensics experts] had a second look at it they realised what it was."[Emphasis mine..ed]
From Jawa:

Yemen Arrests Two Women in Air Cargo Bomb Plot, Seizes 26 Packages


Yemen often initially blames the deranged loner. For example, the recent murder of a French engineer was said to be a personal matter, however the murderer was later found to be a member of the Yemeni security forces as well as an associate of Anwar al Awlaki.
Yemen Post: According to a senior governmental official who spoke to Yemen Post on anonymity, Yemeni security forces arrested two Yemeni women under suspicion of sending the packages to the United States. 
The Yemeni official claims that the two women sent the packages in order to damage the reputation of Yemen and not on links of Al-Qaeda. He denied that Al-Qaeda had links to the packages that were sent.
The source confirmed to Yemen Post that the two ladies are believed to have tried to send the packages to Jewish schools in the United States.
At the same time, Yemen predictably began a duplicitous media campaign for internal consumption denying the bombs shipped from Yemen.
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CAIR Agitating For Delta To Stop "Profiling" Muslims


Fuck CAIR:
St. Paul, Minn. — The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations wants Delta Air Lines to investigate complaints that some Muslim passengers were subject to religious profiling.

The group says last month, four Muslim men were escorted off a Delta flight when it landed at the Twin Cities airport. The council says a flight attendant had reported one of the men behaved suspiciously after dropping a pen.

In another incident, the group said a Delta commuter plane flying to Grand Forks made an emergency landing

Zahra Aljabri, the organization's assistant civil rights director, said the issue is the training flight attendants are receiving regarding what constitutes suspicious behavior.

"We're just asking for that training to be examined, so that incidents don't continue to occur," Aljabri said.

Delta said it takes the accusations seriously and will "take any and all actions necessary" to ensure all passengers are treated equally.in Fargo after a flight attendant feared a Muslim student had tampered with a lavatory smoke alarm. No foul play was found.
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Bill Maher: "I Don't Have To Apologize, Do I, For Not Wanting The Western World Taken Over By Islam?"

I don't like Bill Maher, but I have long thought he does some of the most biting anti-Jihadist humor of any mainstream comedian.

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Obama: Apologizer-In-Chief Again?

From Be Sure You're RIGHT, Then Go Ahead:



If BHO does apologize, he'll do so after November 2, of course.

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Turkish Army Chiefs Boycott Ceremony in Celebration of Modern, Secular Turkey, Because President's Wife Wore Hijab



Pray for a Coup d' Etat.
(The Statesman) — Turkish army chiefs boycotted an official ceremony at the Presidential Palace because the President’s wife wore an Islamic headscarf, the Press reported today. The army’s top brass were conspicuous by their absence late yesterday, at a banquet thrown by President Abbdullah Gul to commemorate the creation of the modern, secular Turkey in 1923.
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Newsmax:

Terror Investigators Look for More Packages
Saturday, 30 Oct 2010

WASHINGTON (AP) — After intercepting two mail bombs addressed to Chicago-area synagogues, investigators are searching for two dozen more suspect packages that terrorists in Yemen attempted to smuggle onto aircraft in a brazen al-Qaida terror plot.

Authorities on three continents thwarted the attacks when they seized explosives on cargo planes in the United Arab Emirates and England on Friday. The plot sent tremors throughout the U.S., where after a frenzied day searching planes and parcel trucks for other explosives, officials temporarily banned all new cargo from Yemen.

Several U.S. officials said they were increasingly confident that al-Qaida's Yemen branch, the group behind the failed Detroit airliner bombing last Christmas, was responsible.

President Barack Obama called the coordinated attacks a "credible terrorist threat."

A Yemeni security official said the investigation involved about 26 suspected packages. Some had left Yemen and others were still in the country, he said, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to release information.

Authorities were questioning cargo workers at the airport as well as employees of the local shipping companies contracted to work with FedEx and UPS, the official said.

In Dubai, where one of the two bombs was found in a FedEx shipment from Yemen, police said it contained PETN, a powerful industrial explosive, and bore the hallmarks of al-Qaida.

The white powder explosives were discovered in the ink cartridge of a computer printer, said a police statement carried by the official state news agency WAM. The device was rigged to an electric circuit, and a mobile phone chip was hidden inside the printer, the statement said.

The police said the bomb was prepared in a "professional manner."

Yemen promised to investigate the plot. The U.S. has FBI, military and intelligence officers stationed in the country to conduct an inquiry. There are only a handful of international shipping locations in the impoverished Arab nation, but U.S. officials worried that record keeping would be sparse and investigators would have to rely more on intelligence sources to identify the would-be bombers.

The other package was found at an airport in central England. Preliminary tests indicated the packages contained PETN, the same chemical as in the attempted Christmas attack, U.S. officials said.

In San'a, the capital of Yemen, there was no visible security presence Saturday at the UPS and FedEx offices, which are located on the same street.

An employee at the UPS office said they had been instructed not to receive any packages for delivery for the time being. He refused to be identified by name because he said he had been instructed by authorities not to talk to reporters.

Rep. Jane Harman, a California Democrat who serves on the Homeland Security Committee and was briefed by John Pistole, the administrator of the Transportation Security Administration, told The New York Times that both packages contained explosive-filled printer cartridges. One, she said, had a timer and the other was rigged to use a cell phone as a detonator.

No explosives were found on an Emirates Airlines passenger jet that was escorted down the coast to New York by American fighter jets.

"The forensic analysis is under way," Obama's counterterror chief John Brennan said. "Clearly from the initial observation, the initial analysis that was done, the materials that were found in the device that was uncovered was intended to do harm."

While Obama didn't specifically accuse Yemen's al-Qaida branch, Brennan called it the most active al-Qaida franchise and said anyone associated with the group was a subject of concern.

That would include the radical U.S.-born Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who now is in hiding in Yemen. He has been linked in the Christmas attack and has inspired other terrorists with his violent message. Also hiding in Yemen is Samir Khan, an American who declared himself a traitor and helps produce al-Qaida propaganda.

The terrorist efforts "underscore the necessity of remaining vigilant against terrorism," the president said.

The Homeland Security Department said it was stepping up airline security, but White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Americans did not need to change their travel plans.

After a day of searches in Philadelphia, Newark, N.J., and New York City, no explosives were found inside the United States, though the investigation was continuing on at least one suspicious package late Friday night.

Intelligence officials were onto the suspected plot for days, officials said. The packages in England and Dubai were discovered after Saudi Arabian intelligence picked up information related to Yemen and passed it on to the U.S., two officials said.

Most of the officials spoke on condition of anonymity, citing the ongoing investigation.

U.S. intelligence officials warned last month that terrorists hoped to mail chemical and biological materials as part of an attack on the United States and other Western countries. The alert came in a Sept. 23 bulletin from the Homeland Security Department obtained by The Associated Press.

Since the failed Christmas bombing, Yemen has been a focus for U.S. counterterrorism officials. Before that attack, the U.S. regarded al-Qaida's branch there as primarily a threat in the region, not to the United States.

The Yemen branch, known as al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, has since become a leading source of terrorist propaganda and recruiting. Authorities believe about 300 al-Qaida members operate in Yemen.

The Yemeni government has stepped up counterterrorism operations, with help from the U.S. military and intelligence officials.

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Stories at MSNBC and FOX

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This was no plot to blow up airplanes ..

The explosives were found in a toner cartridge.
The toner cartridge was in a printer (where it belongs)
The printer has a lot of IC boards in it (as it should)

The IC boards were built to detonate on receipt of a phone call from a connected cell phone. (never mind how all this was 'suspicious' inside a box).

But the crew of a transatlantic or other cargo plane may be no more than 3-5.
When do you make the call to detonate?
Suppose there are headwinds and the plane is 40 miles at sea as opposed to on approach over Manhattan?

That's NOT the plan here.

These packages were addressed via UPS and FEDEX and other TRACK ABLE SYSTEMS from anywhere on the planet a computer can reach the internet. VIA PROXY.

Thus the sender KNOWS when the package has been delivered.

BOOM.

Scratch one large Chicago Temple on Saturday morning? Two?Five? Several in NY? Red Hook?

The ancient enemy

They will NEVER RELENT.

This is not about Israel. This is not about anything but us and the JEWS, and what made Daniel Pearl the most tasty of morsels for these cannibals of salafism, and perhaps even khomeinism ... AMERICAN JEWS.

That's how it IS.

Sorry, but that's how it is.

The ADL this morning sent out warnings via email, to JCC's, synagogues, AND THEIR BOARD MEMBERS WHOSE NAMES ARE PUBLICALLY PUBLISHED (HI Y'ALL) ... just caution? Sure, but I have to remember the salafi freak who in 2004 told me electronically he would be sure to find me on the battlefield himself.

As before, I enjoin him to watch not for me, but my representative.
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Evil Imam Anjem Choudary on CNN's Porkher/Spritzher

He peacefully invites us to embrace Islam. Uh-oh. . .

The Blaze:

CNN Shock Interview: Radical Muslim Cleric Describes Violent Islamic Vision

During an appearance on CNN’s Parker/Spitzer, Radical Muslim cleric Imam Anjem Choudary revealed a few unsettling details of Islamic extremists’ worldview, including the role of “moderate” Muslims in spreading Sharia law around the globe. Choudary says that spreading Sharia law is a “noble” goal as it represents a “superior way of life” compared to the “shackles of man-made law.”

According to Choudary, violent terrorist attacks are a “peaceful” warning to countries like the United States and Israel, whom he claims are occupying Muslim lands. He also admits to encouraging Muslims in the United States to carry out these kinds of attacks:



Spitzer: Are you communicating with individuals in the United States and encouraging them to participate in attacks of this sort?

Choudary: Of course I am. I am participating in communication with people all around the world. As you know, the internet makes the world a very small place. … My invitation is a peaceful one to people to embrace Islam, and to warn them of the consequences of occupying Muslim land. I think that’s a very decent thing…

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Elisabeth’s Voice: Fighting for Free Speech in Austria

Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff has been charged with “hate speech” for telling the truth about Islam in Austria. The appeal “Elisabeth’s Voice” has been launched to aid her legal defense.

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Vote postponed on New Black Panthers report after Democrat walks out - Report was to say High-Level DOJ Officials were involved in decision to dismiss New Black Panthers Voter Intimidation Case

Michael Yaki

(WaPo) –A federal commission had to postpone a vote on a report that criticizes the Justice Department’s handling of a voter-intimidation lawsuit Friday after a Democratic panelist walked out of the meeting in protest.

The draft of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights report says that Justice tried to hide the extensive involvement of high-level political officials in the dismissal of the suit against members of the New Black Panther Party. The move, the report says, indicates that Justice’s Civil Rights Division is failing to protect white voters and is “at war with its core mission of guaranteeing equal protection (under) the laws for all Americans.”

The Justice Department has strongly denied the allegations in the report, which follows the commission’s year-long investigation into the Obama administration’s handling of the 2008 incident. The Bush administration had filed the lawsuit against the New Black Panther Party members, but the Justice Department under the Obama administration dismissed most of the case.

The commission, which is controlled by a bloc of conservative and liberterian members, was scheduled to vote on the report Friday morning. But it could not reach a quorum because commissioner Michael Yaki, a Democratic appointee, refused to participate.

“This has been a procedural and partisan farce from the beginning,” Yaki said in an impromptu news conference. “It’s not my responsibility to make a quorum for this kangaroo court … they want to score political points against the Obama Justice Department.”

Members of the commission’s majority, who drafted the report, denied they were motivated by politics and accused Justice Department officials of blocking their investigation, failing to turn over key documents and instructing witnessnes not to testify
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UN Org.: Rachel's Tomb is a Mosque


UPDATED AT BOTTOM OF POST

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) voted recently to officially declare Rachel's Tomb to be a mosque. UNESCO director Irena Bokova had previously stated “concern” at Israel's decision to treat the tomb as a heritage site.

The vote called for Rachel's Tomb and the Tomb of the Patriarchs – the burial site of the other Biblical Patriarchs and Matriarchs – to be removed from Israel's National Heritage list.

The Palestinian Authority has claimed that Rachel's Tomb is holy to Muslims as the site of a mosque called the Bilal Bin Rabah Mosque. The PA demands control over both the tomb and the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hevron, as well as the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.


UNESCO appeared to support the PA demand for the Temple Mount as well, asking that Muslim officials be allowed to examine the Mughrabi Gate near the Western Wall (Kotel). Muslim leaders have accused Israel of attempting to damage the Al-Aksa Mosque on the Temple Mount under the guise of repairs to the Mugrabi Gate. Israeli officials have warned that if the gate is not repaired, it could collapse, putting worshipers at the Western Wall at risk.

Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovich, Rabbi of the Western Wall, termed the decision “outrageous.”

“They have never said in the past that this was a Muslim holy site. The [UN] organization responsible for heritage has turned heritage into politics.” Israel should think carefully about whether or not to cooperate with UNESCO in the future, he said.

Israel's Foreign Ministry denounced the UNESCO ruling.

Tens of thousands of Jews recently visited Rachel's Tomb to mark the biblical matriarch's Yartzheit (anniversary of death). The tomb is located within Bethlehem city limits, but remained under Israeli control when the rest of Bethlehem was transferred to Palestinian Authority control.

Journalist Nadav Shragai, writing for Yisrael Hayom, noted that Muslims living in the land of Israel have historically referred to Rachel's Tomb as “Kubat Rahel,” the Arabic term for “Rachel's Tomb.” Under Ottoman rule, Rachel's Tomb was a Jewish site.

Only in 1996 did the PA begin to call the site the Bilal Bin Rabah Mosque, he said
UPDATED -

PM insists Rachel's Tomb is heritage site

Prime Minister Netanyahu rejects UNESCO's call to remove Rachel's Tomb, Cave of Patriarchs from list of Israel's heritage sites, dubs organization's decision political, 'absurd attempt to cut Israel off from its heritage'.

"The attempt to disconnect between Israel and its heritage is absurd," said a statement released by Netanyahu's office.

"If the locations in which the mothers and fathers of the Hebrew people: Abraham, Yitzhak, Sarah, Rivkah, Leah, and Rachel were buried 4,000 years ago are not part of Jewish heritage, then what is?"

Read the full scandal here.

 
Since the above picture the town of Bethlehem has grown several fold and where once Mother Rachel's Tomb was in an open area on the road side.  Today it stands in the center of the town with one of the main streets passing right next to it.  Since 1948 Muslims have created their own cemetery surrounding  the building on three sides. For political purposes, Muslims claim that Rachel's Tomb is one of their burial plots and that it contains a Muslim notable rather than Mother Rachel.  Note that in these photos from the early 1900's no Muslim cemetary exists near the Tomb.

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OHFORCHRISSAKE They're Trying To Spin This To Help Dems In The Midterms When They Don't Even Know What The Fuck Really Happened

Expected but disgusting nevertheless.

Absolutely fucking shameless.

But then again, it is Newsweek:

How the Terror Threat Could Affect the Midterms
Four days before a national election, President Obama and his national-security team deal with a new scare.
Charles Dharapak / AP

When President Obama was informed last night at about 10:35 of two suspicious packages containing explosive material en route to the U.S., he ordered his national-security team to monitor the situation closely and bring him frequent updates. There are always chilling implications of terror threats against the homeland, but the impending midterm elections add a layer of complexity to the administration's response.

According to White House officials, almost a dozen investigative agencies—including the CIA, FBI, Department of Defense, and Department of Homeland Security—have joined a widespread investigation into the origins of two packages containing explosive materials that were sent from Yemen and were intercepted in the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates. The intended destination of at least one of the packages was a synagogue in Chicago. Within 24 hours, Obama addressed the White House press corps with John Brennan, deputy national-security adviser for counterterrorism. "We've taken all the necessary and prudent steps" to respond to the situation, Obama said, adding that his administration would continue to aggressively "root out all terrorist threats."

Haven't been paying attention this election season? Here's everything you need to know in brief
While safety is clearly the administration's top concern, politics, as it often does, plays into the president's actions and reactions. Last Christmas, when a would-be terrorist allegedly attempted to blow up an airliner en route to Michigan, Obama, then on vacation in Hawaii, made several statements and held meetings with his national-security team. Partly because the president didn't make public comments for several days, critics claimed Obama had reacted too slowly and suggested he was too soft in responding to terror threats. This time he spoke publicly on the issue much sooner.

There's a chance that a generalized threat of terror could boost the president's and his party's standing heading into the upcoming elections, as it did President Bush in the days following September 11, 2001. A similar reminder of the terror threat was thought to have ruined John Kerry's bid in 2004. In that case, tapes of Osama bin Laden surfaced days before voters went to the polls; Kerry later blamed his loss partly on the tapes, for refocusing the national conversation on terror, an issue the GOP had been hammering on. But this year the context is different, with the terror threat much lower on voters' list of concerns. Recent polls have suggested that voters consider the economy this election's leading issue by a wide margin, and Friday's events are unlikely to change that. Still, the administration's quick reaction could burnish Obama's image as a tough-on-terror leader among at least some undecided voters.

In response to a suggestion from a reporter that the announcement of the Yemeni threat might have been somehow timed by the administration to shift support prior to a national election, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs assured reporters that the events were not linked. Raising national fears of an attack was in no way the intent of the announcement, he said, and news of the ongoing investigation was shared with the public as soon as investigators agreed it was safe to do so.

In continuing his efforts to rally Democrats before Election Day, the president had been scheduled to host a rally in Charlottesville, Va., later Friday night. Amid questions of whether Obama would alter his schedule to devote more time to surveying the ongoing terror situation and investigation, administration officials said that the president wouldn't change his schedule, and that he didn't expect the public to change theirs. "Regardless of what season we're in, the commitment of the government—Democrat or Republican—to fight terror will not waver," Gibbs said.

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Friday, October 29, 2010

Think globo, Act Loco

A commentator at Belmont Club left a casual line some long time ago, "Think Globo, Act Loco." I loved it at first sight, and since then I've used it with each email I send, and I have it as the logo at my blog, No Dhimmitude. Today I find that someone on FOXNews used the same line on television. I am pleased for the anonymous person who came up with it, and wish I had done so myself.

The point here is that though I and we often write to few and find ourselves ignored in great part, there is the trickle that leads to the flood. Someone saw my logo and now it's on FOXNews, in the minds of millions.

Let freedom ring.

(Maybe that will catch on, too.)

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from Fox:

Bomb Materials From Yemen Found on Way to Jewish Places of Worship in Chicago
Published October 29, 2010

DEVELOPING: Suspicious packages discovered in Dubai and England in air cargo shipments to the U.S. contained explosive materials and appeared headed for Jewish places of worship in Chicago, President Obama confirmed Thursday afternoon.

Obama's remarks in a brief address to reporters capped a tense daylong drama, in which federal authorities grounded UPS planes at airports in Newark, N.J., and Philadelphia to inspect packages based on fears of a terrorist threat originating from Yemen.

The Yemen-based Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is suspected, and investigators are looking into whether the packages were part of a dry run for a future mail-bomb plot.

President Obama, confirming that authorities had uncovered a "credible terrorist threat," spoke shortly after military jets escorted a passenger jet from the United Arab Emirates to New York's JFK airport as a precautionary measure because it was carrying a package from Yemen.

"We will continue to pursue additional protective measures for as long as it takes to ensure the safety and security of our citizens," Obama said.

A UAE official told the Associated Press late Friday that an "explosive device" in Dubai was found in a courier company's regional hub.

FedEx reported earlier that a suspicious package was found at its Dubai facility.

Another package, found on a UPS plane at East Midlands Airport in central England, contained what looked like a toner cartridge with white powder and wires coming out of it.

The Thursday night discoveries prompted U.S. authorities on Friday to sweep a UPS plane in Newark, N.J., two UPS planes in Philadelphia and two UPS trucks in New York City.

The planes in Philadelphia are still being investigated. The Newark flight and New York trucks have been cleared.

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said President Obama was alerted Thursday night, and administration officials have been monitoring the situation.

"Based on close cooperation among U.S. government agencies and with our foreign allies and partners, authorities were able to identify and examine two suspicious packages, one in London and one in Dubai. Both of these packages originated from Yemen," Gibbs said in a written statement. "As a result of security precautions triggered by this threat, the additional measures were taken regarding the flights at Newark Liberty and Philadelphia International Airports.

Given the origin of the packages, Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula "is at the top of the list" of suspects, a U.S. official told Fox News.

"Since two of the suspicious packages that were intercepted were addressed to religious institutions in Chicago, all churches, synagogues and mosques in the Chicago area should be vigilant for any unsolicited or unexpected packages, especially those originating from overseas locations," Chicago FBI spokesman Ross Rice said.

Federal law enforcement officials said the suspicious device that resembled a toner cartridge was removed from the a flight in a distribution center at East Midlands Airport in the U.K.

A crew member aboard a UPS plane arriving to Philadelphia from Paris later notified authorities on approach about a suspicious package. The crew member described a possible radiological component to the package, the incident report said. The two occupants safely exited the aircraft after landing in a remote area of the airport.

A second UPS plane was isolated near the UPS terminal at the Philadelphia airport before take off, the report said.

A third UPS plane, which arrived at Newark Liberty Airport from East Midlands in the U.K., was investigated, but UPS says it was cleared and proceeded on to Louisville, KY.

Two UPS trucks in Brooklyn and Queens, N.Y., were also investigated and cleared, officials said.

Law enforcement officials also are investigating a suspicious packages in Portland, Maine. No word on whether that package has any links to UPS or Yemen.

"As an additional safety measure, FedEx embargoed all shipments originating from Yemen," Maury Lane, spokesman for FedEx told Reuters.

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Quick Summary live updating

No links here, updating as I can as I hear it on the news. Needless to say this is all very fluid right now.

1:35 est -- DHS increases security measures on ALL flights, passenger and cargo. Expect longer wait times at airports.

Getting to be a really interesting day rather quickly. So far no explosives found.

1:22 -- U.S. authorities now consider Al-Qaida in the Arabian Pennisula as top suspect.

U.S. authorities are now investigating this as a dry run plot for a mail bombing plot. There is also a report that officials had received a tip of packages headed for synagogues. All packages originating from Yemen are apparently being investigated.

East Midlands Airport in Great Britain -- apparently it started here early this morning. 1 or 2 suspicious packages found. Toner cartridges had been altered. They contained a white powder and some wires. Flight originated in Yemen. This according to Fox TV. SKY news reporting Sctoland Yard calling it not explosive but a sinister device. Also reporting there may have been a second device that got onto a UPS plane and is headed here/already here, but cannot yet confirm that.

Philly -- 2 UPS planes isolated and being held because of suspicious packages. Fed Officials told Fox "Unofficially" that one of the packages had a radiological component to it. 1:00 est no radiological material involved

Newark -- plane being held on the tarmac although fire dept. has been released. 12:54 est this package has been cleared

New York City -- A UPS truck was being investigated. Also in Brooklyn a suspicious package was found at the Metro Tech and is being investigated by NYPD, who now reports the truck has been surrounded by the bomb squad. 12:54 est the two trucks have now been cleared.

Portland Maine -- a suspicious package was found outside the Federal bulding there although FOX news had talked to some people there and have conflicting information on this. Update -- it was hidden at in some bushes at the Federal Courthouse in Portland and the Courthouse has been evacuated although Fox is reporting that the U.S. Marshalls are not leaving the building.

Chicago -- Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago has been told to be on a security alert. The package found in Britain had been bound for Chicago. Chicago Authorities said they are not concerned with UPS planes coming to them but did ask the Jewish Federation to be on security alert. FBI 1:40 est -- 2 suspicious packages that were intercepted were addressed to Chicago area religious institutions. All synagogues, churches and msoques have been asked to be extra vigilant.

Baltimore -- 1:25 est "Dealing with a situation involving a suspicious package', bomb sqaud on the scene. no other info right now

San Francisco -- Market street shut down for several blocks, suspicious package, bomb squad on scene (en route?)

Dubai -- a suspicious package being examined. It, too, originated in Yemen. This was at the FedEx facility there and FedEx has now stopped all shipments from Yemen. 3:50 est -- AP is now reporting this device did contain explosives and was destined for the U.S..

Miami
-- plane returned to Miami after rapid depressurization and 1 -2 foot hole found in fuselage. This may not be related to all this other stuff.

It seems most of the packages found originated in Yemen. No info on what is really in the packages. No info on whether all are related (right, helluva coincindence). No info on whether these were to go off in flight, once delivered or if intended for a 3rd party for use later.

This could be a real threat or a dry run or nothing at all. But smart money wouldn't bet that way.

Fox makes a good point. If this is a dry run or real, targeting cargo carriers right before the Christmas season could be devasting to an economy already in trouble, if suddenly all packages shipped needed to be inspected first.

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Posts for Oct 29th: French schools, Spanish weapons, violent Muslim wins election in India, Islamism vs Copts, Swiss couple in Maldivas, Sisters in Islam, weapons in Nigeria

  1. Añadir leyenda
    "Islam not invasive": Impositions grow in French schools. "Teachers often faced objections when they taught courses about world religions, the Holocaust or France’s war in Algeria, or discussed events related to Israel and the Palestinians or American military actions in Muslim countries, the study said".
  2. Spain: $3b arms deal with Saudi Arabia targeted. "The newspaper said without citing the source of the news that Spain hopes to reach a deal to General Dynamics Santa Barbara to sell between 200 and 270 model from the tank (Leopard 2 no) when the Saudi Defense Minister Prince Khaled bin Sultan (what a name) official visit to the country in November".
  3. India: man who choffed off blasphemer's hand, wins election. "Anas won from the Vanchinad division of Vazhakkulam block in Ernakulam district on a ticket of Socialist Democratic Party of India (SDPI), political arm of Popular Front of India (PFI), whose activists were allegedly behind the attack on Joseph for preparing a question paper containing blasphemous references to Prophet Mohammed".
  4. Answering Islamist's' accusations against Copts
  5. Video: dream wedding Swiss pair, humiliated at Maldivas. "A video of the ceremony was then posted on the internet. “You are swine. The children that you bear from this marriage will all be bastard swine,” the couple were told as they smiled and nodded. “Your marriage is not a valid one. You are not the kind of people who can have a valid marriage. One of you is an infidel. The other, too, is an infidel and — we have reason to believe — an atheist, who does not even believe in an infidel religion.”
  6. Malaysia: women group gets to keep "Islam" in its name.
  7. Nigeria: secret police intercepts weapons' system. They identified the artillery rockets as Norinco rockets – a type used by the Taliban in Afghanistan – suitable for high-intensity warfare.

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BREAKING: BOSTON-BOUND PASSENGER JET RETURNS TO MIAMI AFTER DECOMPRESSION - TWO-FOOT HOLE FOUND

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CBS Philly:

UPDATE - BREAKING: - BOMB FOUND ON PLANE FROM LONDON - 2 UPS Planes Isolated At Philadelphia International Airport




UPDATED AT BOTTOM


PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) – Authorities have isolated two cargo planes are Philadelphia International Airport following a report of a suspicious package.

Local and federal authorities are investigating a suspicious package aboard a cargo plane that landed at Philadelphia International Airport at about 9 a.m. Friday. A second UPS plane was isolated near the UPS terminal before take off.

Authorities say a crew member aboard an inbound UPS plane from Paris, France notified authorities on approach about a suspicious package. The crew member described a possible radiological component to the package.

The two occupants safely exited the aircraft after landing in a remote area of the airport.

Authorities have not said if the incidents are related. Both remain under investigation.

Airport spokeswoman Victoria Lupica says Philadelphia police and
other agencies are with the plane at a remote part of the airport.

Lupica says she believes the flight is a cargo plane. She referred
all other questions to the Department of Homeland Security.

Operations at the airport have not been affected. No delays are reported.

UPDATED -  CNN: HAZMAT Incident

Reuters: Bomb threat checked on cargo plane in Philadelphia

NBC Philly: Suspicious Pkgs seized from plane @ Philly Intl


UPDATE II -

Report: Bomb Found On Plane In London

 Homeland Security is conducting sweeps on UPS planes at Newark Liberty International Airport and Philadelphia International Airport. DHS investigating suspicious packages reported on the cargo planes after a explosive device was reportedly found aboard UPS flight in London.



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Hill Buzz: HillBuzz Open Letter To Rush Limbaugh: We're Trying to Burn the Democrat Party Down for the Good of the Country

File this under, "More rumors that card-carrying Democrats plan on burning down the house, destroying the Obama Presidency".

From Hill Buzz, via Ace of Spades:

During the campaign, Donna Brazile famously said that the Democrat Party no longer needed the people Obama once described as “bitter, religion-and-guns-clinging, Midwesterners”. Brazile took this further and said, outright, that the Democrat party did not need blue-collar white voters, the Jacksonian voters, the Hillary voters, because the party was “Obamafied” and would win elections for generations with the Obama coalition of blacks, Leftist elites, Hispanics, low information gay voters, and self-hating Jews.

This is all the Democrats have left, Rush.

Speaking from personal experience, as someone who has worked in fundraising for over 10 years and who has been a part of every presidential campaign since 1992, the Democrats have permanently alienated tens of millions of people who normally turned out reliably every year not just to vote Democrat, but also to write checks and otherwise participate in campaigns.

No more. Never again.

Here in Chicago, just about everyone who was part of Team Hillary efforts with me on the ground has completely divorced themselves from the Democrat Party. Being called a racist repeatedly and hearing from Donna Brazile that we are not needed will do that to a person.

But in a bigger sense, Democrats, by being so shameless and aggressive with the voter fraud in 2008 have opened too many eyes for us to ever go back to pretending that fraud and corrupt practices aren’t the hallmark of the Democrat Party.

There was a show on ABC a few years ago called Alias starring Jennifer Garner in which she played a woman working for a company called Credit Dauphine…which she was told was a front for a CIA organization called SD6. Garner’s character, Sidney Bristow, carried out her missions for SD6, overlooking different things the organization did that she might not have liked, because she thought she was doing what was best for the country. And then, one day, Sidney learned SD6 was actually an enemy of America…that it’s real mission was to destroy the country…that everything Sidney was told about SD6 was a lie. The mask came off SD6, and Sidney Bristow realized she had to work aggressively to take the whole enterprise down.
Rush (and his listeners), please hear me on this because you will not read this in the media — but just about every one of us from the Hillary 2008 campaign is a Sidney Bristow today.

Those of us who worked Democrat campaigns in the past put up with union associations and the other unsavory aspects of being a Democrat because we were told this was the only way Democrats could win…with union muscle. But, in 2008 the Democrats revealed themselves to be an SD6 conglomeration of every force in this country that wants to bring America down, tank our economy, usurp our Constitution, and lay waste to the American way of life.

Democrats took off the mask. The DNC reveled in being fully Leftist-controlled. Crazy people unapologetic in their Communist admiration took over positions of great influence not just in the DNC, but in our state and federal governments as well.
I’m horrified by that.
Hillary supporters are horrified by that.

And we have not sat back quietly to allow this to happen without a fight.

I know for a fact that people I worked with on the Hillary 2008 campaign have been actively working against every single Democrat who supported Obama’s nomination. Everyone who backstabbed Hillary Clinton is being undermined and sabotaged by people who might still be registered as Democrats but have no more loyalty to the party. Sometimes, conservative sites try to make this into a “sour grapes” sort of “Hillary’s revenge” meme — and there might be a taste of this in what’s going on — but the real driving force is that we former Democrats saw just how insane these people really are and we are now doing everything we can, behind the scenes, to use everything we know about the Democrat Party to collapse it from within.

If you think about it logically, there is not enough energy to sustain a years-long drive to remove Obama supporters from office just because people are still upset Hillary Clinton was not the 2008 nominee and is not president today. Sometimes, I think even you believe this is what this is all about. Your “Reverse Operation Chaos” initiative seems predicated on this, but that belief is apocryphal in that it misses a few big marks.
This is and it isn’t about Hillary.

What it’s really about is what the Democrat Party did to Hillary that alienated tens of millions of Jacksonian/Clintonian/middleclass Americans from the party permanently — and this includes what the party and Obama campaign did to Hillary’s supporters themselves (ie, calling them racists, telling them they weren’t wanted, calling them bitter clingers, etc.).

For the first time in our lives, so many of us former Democrats were given an Alinsky taste of what the Democrat Party really stand for…what it really believes…and how it really feels about America, our Constitution, our economy, and our way of life.

Howard Dean, Donna Brazile, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and Obama took the mask off the Democrat Party…and the Leftist gorgon that lurked beneath is something America-loving, middleclass, Jacksonian/Clintonian Democrats want nothing to do with.
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Germany's Der Spiegel Tries To Give American "Tea Party" A History Lesson - Fails Miserably

From Der Spiegel:
Europeans have noticed that some opponents of the Tea Party are being demonized as "socialist". That rhetoric has at times included references to far more sinister chapters in history. An editorial in Germany's Der Spiegel newspaper last week slammed the Tea Party’s references to Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany when criticizing the Obama administration’s policies as being irresponsible, flippant and ignorant.

"The Holocaust was the result of murderous ideological fanaticism of the kind not to be found in leaders forced to face re-election every four years," the newspaper's editorial said. "
Hey,  Der Spiegel, you Germans ELECTED Adolf Hitler. Hitler became Chancellor of Germany, through election, and strictly according to the rules of Germany's Parliamentary system. The idea that he was not elected "democratically" is a misnomer. If it is true, then almost no European leader is ever elected democratically.


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UPDATED - All Three Shootings Linked

The shooting sprees targeting military installations in Northern Virginia still under investigation:
The FBI said on Thursday that it has linked a shooting at a Marine Corps recruiting station in a Virginia suburb outside the U.S. capital to two other shootings at the Pentagon and a Marine Corps museum.

"A shooting at a military-related facility in Chantilly, Va., has been linked to two earlier shootings at similar facilities, laboratory tests show," the FBI said in a statement, adding that it would not release more details.

Investigators believe a high-powered rifle was used to fire up to seven shots at the Pentagon, shattering two windows, on October 19. The FBI said it had linked that shooting to another two days earlier at the National Museum of the Marine Corps, in Triangle, Virginia, 36 miles south of Washington....
The annual Marine Corps Marathon is scheduled for Sunday, October 31. Security will be tight.

In fact, certain people, I'm not sure who, have been bragging on our local television news that the marathon cannot possibly be sniped upon because of the extra security.

UPDATED - Reuters: More shots at Marine museum in evolving sniper case

Several shots were fired at a Marine Corps museum near Washington overnight, police said on Friday, in the latest of a series of shootings at military buildings around the U.S. capital. No one was injured.

The FBI already linked a previous October shooting at the museum in Virginia to two other area shootings, one at a Marine Corps recruiting station in a different Virginia suburb and the other at the Pentagon.

In the October 19 Pentagon shooting, investigators believe a high-velocity rifle was used to shatter two exterior windows. No one has been injured in any of the incidents.

The Pentagon has said it is tightening security for Sunday's Marine Corps marathon after the latest shooting.

Unlike the Washington, D.C., sniper shootings of October 2002, in which a sniper shot and killed 10 people and terrified the Washington area, this gunman appears to be targeting military buildings, not people. All the incidents occurred overnight or during off-peak hours.

The Pentagon was a target of the September 11, 2001, attacks. In March, a gunman shot and wounded two security officers near a Pentagon entrance, and was killed in the process.

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