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Saturday, February 05, 2011

Muslims Destroying Mummies No Surprise

The museum houses treasures recovered from the tomb of the pharaoh TutankhamunBy Saturday a human chain of volunteers surrounded the Museum to thwart any further theft or damage but sadly a statue from the tomb of Tutankhamun, representing the king riding on a panther, was thrown to the ground and broke in two.

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"Breaking the War Mentality" by Barack Obama (1983)

The essay, which appeared in Sundial while Obama was attending Columbia University, certainly does not evince any of the writing flair shown in Obama's much-lauded, bestselling books, Dreams of My Father and The Audacity of Hope.

Over at News Real Blog, Matthew Vadum has written a scathing review of Obama's essay and concludes his review as as follows:
If you’re having trouble getting to sleep one night, I recommend you read the article.

You’ll be out before you finish the first page.
Anyway, if you want to read what seems to be actual writing by Obama during his college years, the first link in this post leads to that rarity.

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The most outrageous **’Obama is not up to the job’** story yet, By FAR


From the Daily Telegraph:

WikiLeaks cables: US agrees to tell Russia Britain’s nuclear secrets

The US secretly agreed to give the Russians sensitive information on Britain’s nuclear deterrent to persuade them to sign a key treaty, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.9:25PM GMT 04 Feb 2011

Information about every Trident missile the US supplies to Britain will be given to Russia as part of an arms control deal signed by President Barack Obama next week.

Defence analysts claim the agreement risks undermining Britain’s policy of refusing to confirm the exact size of its nuclear arsenal.

The fact that the Americans used British nuclear secrets as a bargaining chip also sheds new light on the so-called “special relationship”, which is shown often to be a one-sided affair by US diplomatic communications obtained by the WikiLeaks website.

Details of the behind-the-scenes talks are contained in more than 1,400 US embassy cables published to date by the Telegraph, including almost 800 sent from the London Embassy, which are published online today. The documents also show that:

• America spied on Foreign Office ministers by gathering gossip on their private lives and professional relationships.

WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS ADMINISTRATION?

What is the vital piece of common sense utterly missing?

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EDL on BBC London News

Tommy Robinson, Leader of the EDL seems to be doing well in the media recently. He successfully managed to "stuff" Jeremy Paxman on BBC 2's Newsnight on Tuesday and that's no mean feat because it's usually the other way round even with media savvy politico's.

This latest media effort was shown on Thursday, just ahead of the big Luton demo today. I had to grab it from YouTube and then spent many hours trying to get it to display in it's proper 16:9 format. I then edited out most of the idiots at the end because I was sick and tired of hearing the same drivel from the usual idiots. I put up some captions to illustrate the point. The Labour MEP and the Iman had nothing to say but the usual taqiyya.

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AC/DC
You Shook Me All Night Long

Highway To Hell



It's A Long Way To The Top If You Want To Rock 'n Roll

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Daily Mail:

Britain facing 'unstoppable wave of home-grown suicide bombers' warns MI6

By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 4:24 PM on 4th February 2011

  • Secret Intelligence Service official claims new Jihadists will slip 'under the radar'

The terrifying prospect of a wave of suicide bombings by home-grown terrorists unknown to authorities was revealed today.

The problem is set to blight Britain for a generation, an MI6 officer warned in secret intelligence documents.

The Secret Intelligence Service official warned that radicalised British Muslims who undertake training will become 'suicide operatives' who will target innocent civilians.

Home-grown terrorists: Mohammad Sidique Khan, left and Shehzad Tanweer were behind the July 7 2005 London Tube bombings
Home-grown terrorists: Mohammad Sidique Khan, left and Shehzad Tanweer were behind the July 7 2005 London Tube bombings

Home-grown terrorists: Mohammad Sidique Khan, left and Shehzad Tanweer were behind the July 7 2005 London Tube bombings

British-born terrorists were behind the July 7 2005 London bombings and the four men involved had been radicalised and received terror training abroad.

The warning came in a briefing of U.S. congressmen who visited the UK in 2008 and was contained in a cache of American diplomatic cables obtained by whistleblowing website WikiLeaks.

The documents also reveal American concerns that British intelligence workers are failing to contain domestic terrororist because of budget cuts.
The warning was revealed by the Daily Telegraph as the independent reviewer of anti-terror laws claimed that European human rights rulings had made the UK a 'safe haven' for suspected terrorists.
7/7 blast: The roof number 30 bus in Tavistock Square which had its roof torn off in an explosion

7/7 blast: The roof number 30 bus in Tavistock Square which had its roof torn off in an explosion

REVEALED: BRITISH CASH FOR SOMALI LEADERS

Foreign Office officials astonished their U.S. counterparts by planning to hand millions of pounds in aid to leaders of a lawless region of Somalia.

They pledged the aid to the regional government of Puntland, despite knowing those involved had links to pirate gangs.

In a WikiLeak-published cable, it was revealed that Britain decided to plough ahead with the questionable policy, despite being 'under no illusion about who they were dealing with and the connection of the Puntland authorities to piracy.'

The policy was expanded in January last year when a portion of a £9m grant to Somalia was earmarked for Puntland officials.

In his annual review of legislation, Lord Carlile of Berriew backed the Government's attempts to deport foreign suspects with assurances over their treatment once returned home.

According to the U.S. embassy's record of the congressmen's visit, the MI6 official told them that the UK was 'wholly or largely dependent' on help from the CIA and other American sources for monitoring terrorism.

And he told them that 'the internal threat is growing more dangerous because some extremists are conducting non-lethal training without ever leaving the country.

'Should these extremists then decide to become suicide operatives, HMG (Her Majesty's Government) intelligence resources, eavesdropping and surveillance would be hard pressed to find them on any "radar screen".'

The document said that the officer 'described this as a "generational" problem that will not go away anytime soon'.

Home-grown terrorists were responsible for the July 7, 2005 London Tube bombings in which 52 people died.

They included leader Mohammad Sidique Khan, 30, the Edgware Road bomber, who was the son of Pakistani immigrants and was born in this country.

His accomplice Shehzad Tanweer, 22, the Aldgate bomber, was born in Bradford and visited Pakistan for terrorist training in 2004.

U.S. TRIED TO TURN THE TIDE OF BRITISH EXTREMISM

A secret campaign to combat British radical Muslims and their plans to attack targets in the UK and U.S. was hatched by the American Embassy, it was revealed.

A $50,000 grant was handed to officials concerned by the UK's inability to get to grips with its domestic Islamic terror threat and was set to be spent on a two-pronged attack to convince those vulnerable to terrorist recruitment to take a more moderate path.

Azhar Usman

A WikiLeaks cable published by the Daily Telegraph showed the anxiety in Washington about the threat to America from British-based extremists such as Abu Hamza and 'shoe bomber' Richard Reid.

U.S. Embassy officials hatched a plan that involved spending $43,000 on an academic study to identify reformed British extremists who had stepped back from the brink of undertaking Jihad.

They also planned to spend cash on flying the American comedy group Allah Made Me Funny to perform their act for the Muslim community.

The message of the group, which features comedian Azhar Usman, above, is that it is acceptable to be both a Muslim and a proud citizen of a western country.

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Fox:

Report: Failed Assassination Bid on Egypt's VP
Updated: Friday, 04 Feb 2011, 7:55 PM EST
Published : Friday, 04 Feb 2011, 7:16 PM EST

An assassination attempt on the Egyptian vice president left two of his bodyguards dead, sources told Fox News Channel on Friday.

The unsuccessful attempt to kill Omar Suleiman reportedly came in the past couple of days as violent unrest rocked the capital Cairo.

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs would not comment on the matter when asked Friday but a senior administration official later confirmed the attack took place shortly after Suleiman was appointed vice president.

The attack was described by the official as "organized" and occurred during a motorcade movement. It was not yet confirmed if Suleiman was present at the time.

"It's amazing this hasn't been picked up ... because he is the transition plan, or at least one of them for the Egyptians," the official said.

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Telegraph:

WikiLeaks cables: US agrees to tell Russia Britain's nuclear secrets
The US secretly agreed to give the Russians sensitive information on Britain’s nuclear deterrent to persuade them to sign a key treaty, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.


Information about every Trident missile the US supplies to Britain will be given to Russia as part of an arms control deal signed by President Barack Obama next week.

Defence analysts claim the agreement risks undermining Britain’s policy of refusing to confirm the exact size of its nuclear arsenal.

The fact that the Americans used British nuclear secrets as a bargaining chip also sheds new light on the so-called “special relationship”, which is shown often to be a one-sided affair by US diplomatic communications obtained by the WikiLeaks website.

Details of the behind-the-scenes talks are contained in more than 1,400 US embassy cables published to date by the Telegraph, including almost 800 sent from the London Embassy, which are published online today. The documents also show that:

• America spied on Foreign Office ministers by gathering gossip on their private lives and professional relationships.

• Intelligence-sharing arrangements with the US became strained after the controversy over Binyam Mohamed, the former Guantánamo Bay detainee who sued the Government over his alleged torture.

• David Miliband disowned the Duchess of York by saying she could not “be controlled” after she made an undercover TV documentary.

• Tens of millions of pounds of overseas aid was stolen and spent on plasma televisions and luxury goods by corrupt regimes.

A series of classified messages sent to Washington by US negotiators show how information on Britain’s nuclear capability was crucial to securing Russia’s support for the “New START” deal.

Although the treaty was not supposed to have any impact on Britain, the leaked cables show that Russia used the talks to demand more information about the UK’s Trident missiles, which are manufactured and maintained in the US.

Washington lobbied London in 2009 for permission to supply Moscow with detailed data about the performance of UK missiles. The UK refused, but the US agreed to hand over the serial numbers of Trident missiles it transfers to Britain.

Professor Malcolm Chalmers said: “This appears to be significant because while the UK has announced how many missiles it possesses, there has been no way for the Russians to verify this. Over time, the unique identifiers will provide them with another data point to gauge the size of the British arsenal.”

Duncan Lennox, editor of Jane’s Strategic Weapons Systems, said: “They want to find out whether Britain has more missiles than we say we have, and having the unique identifiers might help them.”

While the US and Russia have long permitted inspections of each other’s nuclear weapons, Britain has sought to maintain some secrecy to compensate for the relatively small size of its arsenal.

William Hague, the Foreign Secretary, last year disclosed that “up to 160” warheads are operational at any one time, but did not confirm the number of missiles.

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Fifth column bBC allows Islamic traitor to defend her actions

 From Eye on the World:
(Birmingham) Salma Yaqoob, is the Islamic head of the so called Respect party which in a nutshell promotes itself as an anti-war and pro Islamic sharia party in the UK. But then what would you expect from a party which was founded by George (I have no problem bending over for Saddam) Galloway. Anyway as Salma was voted in by the local british hating Islamic population of the ward she represents she found herself at a council meeting where local lad Lance Corporal Matt Croucher was invited in honour of receiving the George Cross (the second highest award in the UK) for his unselfish act of saving the lives of all his team mates by throwing himself onto a grenade whilst serving in Afghanistan.

However during the standing ovation two councillors not only refused to applaud him, they refused to stand and seeing are both Islamic in faith and belong to Respect it does make you wonder if Muslims in the UK have any loyalty to the country other than claiming as many benefits as possible.

The irony here is while Muslims like Yaqoob play the Muslims are victims of western imperialism card time and time again. The soldiers in Afghanistan are there not to oppress Muslims but to defend them from from their fellow religious cohorts who simply want to rule over them by using Islam as their excuse.

Well rightly vilified by the country for refusing to respect a part time soldier who was ready to give his life in which to save others. The equally traitorous bBC have allowed this odious woman to air her side of the story and that actually she is the victim out of all of this. You'd think that people like Yaqoob and her ilk who don't like what they see in the Uk would pack their bags and bugger off to a good old Islamic country in which to strut their stuff. But for some reason they don't. I wonder why?
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Friday, February 04, 2011

Gregg Allman
I Can't Be Satisfied

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They call it DRILLING, Barry, DRILLING


  1. New Mexico - NATURAL GAS

    Thousands in NM without natural gas service
    With tens of thousands of people across New Mexico without natural gas service, Gov. Susana Martinez on Thursday declared a state of emergency, ordered government offices be shut down Friday and urged schools to “strongly consider” remaining closed for the day.
    Demand has soared because of extremely cold weather across the state since Tuesday. New Mexico Gas Company said rolling blackouts in West Texas also impeded the delivery of natural gas to New Mexico. Martinez declared a state of emergency for the entire state, urging residents to turn down their thermostats, bundle up and shut off appliances they don’t need for the next 24 hours. She later announced all state operations not providing critical services would be closed Friday to decrease the strain on energy resources throughout New Mexico.
  2. TEXAS - NATURAL GAS

    Borderland Residents Asked To Limit Use Of Natural Gas Posted: 5:06 pm MST February 3, 2011 Texas Gas Service is continuing to experience natural gas pressure challenges in certain neighborhoods due to low pressure in pipes associated with the weather events. The company is asking for voluntary closures of commercial facilities that have a high volume of gas usage in an effort to be able to service residential customers. If you experienced a natural gas outage do not attempt to turn on the gas meter on your own. Texas Gas Service crews are aware of meters that have been turned off and will respond as necessary to restore service. When the gas comes back on residents must ensure that the pilot lights are re-lit to prevent accumulation of natural gas. Residents should also check the pilot lights on the stoves, heaters, water heaters and any other natural gas appliance.
  3. TEXAS - ELECTRICITY

    Day 3: Power losses acutely felt by El Pasoans Three days after Arctic weather blasted the region, hundreds of thousands of electricity customers continue to face periodic blackouts, and nearly 900 gas customers still have no heat. The bigger problem: The utilities can’t say when the problems will be fixed. Utility officials say their companies are working feverishly to remedy and repair problems, but government leaders and residents clearly were frustrated on Thursday with the utilities’ lack of progress and inability to get the city moving again. The utilities asked area schools and the city and county governments to stay closed for the third straight day today as El Paso Electric tried to repair local generators and Texas Gas Service tried to muster enough pressure to reach the outskirts of El Paso. The schools and the County Courthouse will be closed, and City Hall will open for a shortened day with its heat turned down.
  4. Outage in AZ…
    San Diego shortage…
    Usage at record high in UT…
    CA utility told to cut pipeline pressures…
    SHELL oil postpones drilling in Arctic; Dem Sen. blames White House…
    Mexico cancels offer to send electricity…
    Obama’s Blocking Of New Plants Triggers Nationwide Blackouts?



    ANY QUESTIONS?
    WTF IS SO HARD TO UNDERSTAND?

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SRV
Couldn't Stand The Weather

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Welcome to Obamaville

Why is this baffling to anyone?

The unemployment rate drops to 9.0% in January. 36,000 jobs added. Half a million drop out of the work force.

THERE IS NO GOOD NEWS HERE. NONE.

To keep up with population growth alone we need to add 200,000 jobs a month. Not 36,000. And that's just for population growth. It doesn't make a dent in National Unemployment.

So the drop to 9.0% is attributable not to weather, not to people actually getting back to work.

It is attributable to people who have given up looking for work. They are no longer counted.

It is attributable to people who have expired the U.C. benefits (such the 99ers+) who, although they have not found a job, are no longer counted as unemployed because they have had the misfortune of being unemployed too long (I'm dangerously close to being among them).

It is attributable to people who take jobs far below their skill level, or working part time just to maintain body and soul as one fluid entity. The computer programmer cashiering or stocking shelves at Wal-Mart. The phone super tech changing tires and pumping gas. The marketing exec selling real estate or cemetary plots.
These are the peope losing their homes, blowing through savings and taking early withdrawals from their 401Ks and IRAs to try to keep up. Wiping out their years of hard work and whatever small amount of wealth they had managed to accumulate. Forget about the kids' college fund. We need to pay the mortgage.

And the other side of this that does not go reported is what long term unemployment does to a person's sense of self worth, their psyche. The depression. The feeling of not contributing to anything.

Sitting at home for hours on end, staring at a computer, hoping something ANYTHING will show up in their search. When their most consistant human contact during the day is the grocery store cashier. Social skills going right out the window. Job skills atrophying. Countless resumes and cover letters and letters requesting information sent, most unanswered. Phone calls not returned by their "network" or returned with a "How ya doing, where ya working right now? Oh really? Wow, that's terrible. Try to hang in there. Something will open up soon."

9.0%? 16.1%? Nah. I'd bet closer to 22 -25 % if you count everyone who is not working at their appropriate level.

I'm out here 17 months now. And I have never been more down about my own future and that of America herself. That is not normally the kind of person I am.

BMI:

Santelli Slams CNBC Panelists for Spinning Jobs Report
CNBC's floor reporter criticizes 'kool-aid drinkers' for trying to find good news in the 'disappointing.'
  • By Julia A. Seymour
  • Friday, February 04, 2011 10:16 AM EST
Jobs are heading up and down at the same time. The Bureau of Labor Statistics announced the morning of Feb. 4 that only 36,000 jobs were added in the month of January, but the unemployment rate dropped from 9.4 percent to 9.0 percent.



The mainstream news media will likely latch on to the dropping unemployment rate, despite job gains that were less than one-fourth of the consensus estimate of 148,000 jobs added. One of the CNBC panelists noted that the increase was "way below consensus."
CNBC's Rick Santelli even lashed out at some of the CNBC "Squawk Box" panel that were discussing the latest jobs report.
"[W]e have overwhelming evidence the jobs market is disappointing, and all of you are trying to look for that one half of spaghetti in a 50 lb. spaghetti bowl. This is not great data," Santelli claimed. "We know that the U6 probably gives you a better indication of the true unemployment rate …"
CNBC's Steve Liesman interjected: "It went down, Rick. It went down - "
"Yeah, what is it?" asked Santelli.
"It went down Rick, to 16.1 [percent]," Liesman said.
"Oh boy, guys! 16.1 [percent] is probably the unemployment rate. That's cause celebre," Rick sarcastically shouted on the trading floor of the Chicago mercantile exchange.
"But it fell from 16.7," Liesman insisted.
Santelli continued to criticize the spin: "You know what Steve? You and I both know that the unemployment rate, the labor force moving in and out, those giving up, is really probably your best statistical reason for the drop to 9.0 (percent). And in terms of jobs, you, Mr. Steve Liesman, said if you work just one day. If you stay home but you get paid you're counted in the data …"
"Right - it shouldn't be weather," Liesman acknowledged. Some of the panelists including Moody's economist Mark Zandi had blamed weather for drops in construction and other sectors.
"So this is probably less distorted," Santelli concluded.
But the fact that the two different economic surveys conducted by the BLS were moving in different directions was baffling to many. Even the liberal Economic Policy Institute noted on its blog that the picture was "muddled."
"Given the confounding nature of this report, we will have to wait at least another month to see if the labor market is rebounding strongly," Heidi Shierholz wrote for EPI.



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Virginia Military Institute Celebrates Muslim Invasion, Brutal 781-year Occupation of Spain

From Big Peace:

Stonewall Jackson is rolling over in his grave.

Next month his beloved Virginia Military Institute will be convening a celebration commemorating the 1300th anniversary of the invasion and occupation of Spain under the Muslim warlord Tariq ibn Ziyad in 711 A.D. The March 23-25 celebration entitled “711-2011: East Meets West” and organized by VMI’s Center for Leadership and Ethics, is scheduled to feature standard Muslim apologists Reza Aslan and Akbar Ahmed. VMI Superintendent Gen. J.H. Binford Peay has even filmed an invitation to the celebration.

No word if VMI’s World War II commemoration will be entitled “Germany meets Poland, Czechoslovakia, Austria, Belgium, France, Norway, The Netherlands and Russia”.

Event organizers describe the event as follows:
We celebrate the 1300th anniversary of Tariq ibn Ziyad’s crossing of the Straits of Gibraltar, setting into motion the fusion between two worlds.  The agenda will tell the vital story of the achievements when Muslims, Christians, and Jews thrived side by side in Western Europe, building a society that lit the Dark Ages. Experts will discuss how to transform education, promote tolerance, political reform, and advance human development so that we can emulate the spirit and triumphs of the early years.
Reza Aslan is scheduled to speak on a panel entitled “‘Al-Andalus’ – an ageless Model of Tolerance“, but it is doubtful that Aslan and his co-panelists will be discussing the widespread persecution of Christians and Jews under Muslim rule that led to the establishment of an entirely new class of Roman Catholic martyrs, “the Cordoba martyrs“, or the 1066 massacre of Jews and crucifixion their leader Joseph ha-Nagid in “tolerant” Cordoba.

The great Jewish scholar Maimonides and his family fled “tolerant” Cordoba after the Muslim conquest of the city in 1148, when the new occupiers gave Jews the option of converting to Islam, death or exile. A similar persecution emulating the Almohad’s “model of tolerance” prompted Maimonides to write his famous Epistle on Forced Conversion to the Jewish community in Yemen. The myth of “the Golden Age of Muslim Spain” has gained recent attention from the attempts by the Ground-Zero mosque promoters to appropriate the narrative in support of their “Cordoba Initiative”.

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Religion of Rioting: He Said It, Not Us

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HAARETZ (no less) -” the acceleration of the decline of the West”

I thought that is what they wanted?

The old order in the Middle East is crumbling. Just as the officers’ revolution in the 1950s brought down the Arab monarchism that had relied on the colonial powers, the 2011 revolution in the square is bringing down the Arab tyrants who were dependent on the United States.

The second process is the acceleration of the decline of the West. For some 60 years the West gave the world imperfect but stable order. It built a kind of post-imperial empire that promised relative quiet and maximum peace. The rise of China, India, Brazil and Russia, like the economic crisis in the United States, has made it clear that the empire is beginning to fade.

And yet, the West has maintained a sort of international hegemony. Just as no replacement has been found for the dollar, none has been found for North Atlantic leadership. But Western countries’ poor handling of the Middle East proves they are no longer leaders. Right before our eyes the superpowers are turning into palaver powers.

I agree, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Joe ‘he’s no dictator’ Biden, ARE NO LEADERS. I mean, in Oct 2001 Joe Biden according to an interview with his staff and committee members by the New Republic (not exactly a bastion of right wing foaming), wanted to send big fat checks ti Iran to prove we were not in a war against Islam.

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Isn’t it interesting how possible extinction suddenly concentrates the mind and reveals the clear reality beneath **high falutin’** thought?

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Soros on Egypt’s Chaos - his guile and naivety is evil

Here are the money lines:
The Muslim Brotherhood’s cooperation with Mohamed ElBaradei, the Nobel laureate who is seeking to run for president, is a hopeful sign that it intends to play a constructive role in a democratic political system. As regards contagion, it is more likely to endanger the enemies of the United States - Syria and Iran - than our allies, provided that they are willing to move out ahead of the avalanche.
The main stumbling block is Israel. In reality, Israel has as much to gain from the spread of democracy in the Middle East as the United States has. But Israel is unlikely to recognize its own best interests because the change is too sudden and carries too many risks. And some U.S. supporters of Israel are more rigid and ideological than Israelis themselves. Fortunately, Obama is not beholden to the religious right, which has carried on a veritable vendetta against him. The American Israel Public Affairs Committee is no longer monolithic or the sole representative of the Jewish community. The main danger is that the Obama administration will not adjust its policies quickly enough to the suddenly changed reality.
Not bad for a guy who gulled jews into showing up to be seized by Nazis, AND DECLARED TO THE WORLD HE FEELS NO REMORSE.
Obviously he is now trying to gull the USA and it’s impossibly naive leaders into getting the entire NATION OF JEWS TO SHOW UP FOR THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD AND HIZBALLAH.
George Soros’ financial success does not bespeak
either wisdom for true democracy
or good intent for ANY.
It is merely evidence of the what the

lack of conscience can provide here on earth.
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Tick Tock, Tick Tock, Tick Tock

CBS:

"Friday of Departure" Protesters' Moment of Truth
For 10 days, violent protests have engulfed Egypt, calling for the resignation of embattled president Hosni Mubarak, killing at least eight and wounding hundreds as increasing lawlessness, looting and arson continues. Friday will be the moment of truth for both sides as pro-democracy protesters have declared call for all Egyptians to descend on Mubarak's palace in Heliopolis, the People's Assembly and the television building that afternoon.

Dissatisfied with Mubarak's Feb. 1 announcement that he will remain in power until elections are held in Sept., protesters have given Mubarak until Fri. to leave office, declaring Feb. 4 the "Friday of Departure", where they will march to Mubarak's palace in a last-ditch attempt to force the president out of office.

NewscastMedia.com reports that the Egyptian army has taken sides with the protesters, and will allow them to demonstrate, while opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei made Fri. an unofficial deadline for Mubarak to step down.

"They hope that this will end today or Friday at the latest, and they called the coming Friday 'the Friday of Departure', but I hope that President Mubarak will take heed before then and leave the country after 30 years of rule and give the people a chance, and I don't expect that he wants to see more blood," ElBaradei told al-Arabiya TV on Feb. 1.

Mubarak told ABC News' Christiane Amanpour that while he's fed up with being Egypt's president right now and would like to step down, he cannot because he fears the country would sink into chaos.

Will "Friday of Departure" mark the climax of 10 days of protests, resulting in Mubarak's ouster, or will it simply be another day in the dangerous drawn-out battle between the people of Egypt and their president? Until Mubarak steps down, the anti-government protesters don't plan on backing down either.

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Newsmax:

Israel Prepares for Islamic Terror State Rising from Egypt's Ashes

Israel is bracing for the establishment of an Iranian proxy-state in Egypt should the Muslim Brother take over control of the government, as appears increasingly likely.

With the White House now giving full-throated support to the Muslim Brotherhood, and Egyptian vice-president Omar Suleiman scheduled to meet with the Muslim Brotherhood leadership in Cairo, Israel is preparing for the worst.

After years of ducking from Iranian-supplied Kassam rockets from Gaza, Israelis now fear their cities and towns could get hit with the full brunt of the Iranian arsenal as Iran replaces the United States as Egypt’s main arms supplier.

Such a scenario would be a catastrophic conclusion of the 1978 Camp David peace accord between Egypt and Israel that has cost U.S. taxpayers $63.7 billion in aid to Egypt alone, according to the Congressional Research Service.

Israelis fear that Egypt could become “part of the Iranian pact in the Middle East along with Hamas, Hezbollah, and all the other thugs,” said Mordechai Kedar, a former Israeli military intelligence analyst now with the Begin Sadat Center for Strategic Studies at Bar Ilan University in Israel.

A Muslim Brotherhood takeover could lead to the imposition of sharia law, with far-reaching implications for the rights of women, Christians and minorities, and dramatic changes in Egypt’s relationships to its neighbors.

“They will cut relations with Israel immediately. Maybe they will capture some Israelis as happened in Tehran with the American embassy those days in 1979,” Kedar told Newsmax by telephone from Israel. “That is the bad scenario.”

The most hopeful scenario involves a Muslim Brotherhood preoccupied with guaranteeing the livelihood of 85 million Egyptians and not wanting to engage in extremist acts or policies that would endanger Egypt’s alliances or its economy, Dr. Kedar said.

“But whatever happens, the Muslim Brotherhood will have much to say about everything in Egypt no matter who is the leader – whether it’s [Vice president] Gen. Omar Suleiman, Mohamed ElBaradei, or someone else.”

Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont, threatened on Thursday to introduce legislation that would immediately cut off the $1.5 billion in aid the U.S. provides Egypt annually, as a means of pressuring Mubarak to step down.

Such a move, taken now, would have the effect of making things worse, alienating the Egyptian military at the very moment we need them most, while empowering and emboldening the Muslim Brotherhood, says Robert Satloff of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

“The most likely agent of peaceful change at the moment -- the institution most likely to trigger transition -- is the military. The United States should therefore remain in contact with this institution in order to influence it, to the extent possible. The idea that Washington gains influence by cutting off assistance simply does not translate into Arabic,” Satloff argued.

Other members of Congress want to condition a cut-off in military aid to the formation of a new government that includes the Muslim Brotherhood, as a means of encouraging the Egyptian military to prevent them from coming to power.

Rep. Allen West, a tea party freshman from Florida who has been named to the Armed Services Committee, tells Newsmax he has many concerns over President Obama’s handling of the crisis in Egypt.

“In an uprising such as this, violent, dangerous factions emerge because they are strongest and gain power by intimidation,” Rep. West said. “President Obama needs to be more clear that the United States will only support a democratic and peaceful government in Egypt and be firm that groups like the Muslim Brotherhood have no place in the transition to a new Egyptian government. “

In addition, “President Obama needs to keep the security of Israel as paramount. However, I have heard nothing from the president on his views and plans to alleviate what could be a very volatile and dangerous situation for Israel and the entire Middle East.”

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the Knesset on Wednesday that the future of Egypt and of Egypt’s ties with Israel hung in the balance.

“We have two separate worlds here, two opposites, two world views: that of the free, democratic world and that of the radical world. Which one of them will prevail in Egypt? The answer to this question is crucial to the future of Egypt, of the region and to our own future here in Israel,” Netanyahu told the Israeli parliament.

The Israel prime minister made clear that Israel would prefer to see the success of “ the forces that promote freedom, progress and peace.” But in the meantime, Israel had to gird its loins and prepare for the worst.

“We oppose the forces that seek to enforce a dark despotism, terrorism and war,” he said.

Netanyahu’s real fear is that Iran will use its influence on the Muslim Brotherhood to steer Egypt away from its peace treaty with Israel and into the camp of Muslim radicals.

“The Iranian regime is not interested in seeing an Egypt that protects the rights of individuals, women, and minorities. They are not interested in an enlightened Egypt that embraces the 21st century. They want an Egypt that returns to the Middle Ages. They want Egypt to become another Gaza, run by radical forces that oppose everything that the democratic world stands for,” Netanyahu said.

Israel’s border with Egypt has been at peace for so long that many members of the Israeli parliament were born in an era of peace, with no recollection of the battles that his generation waged, the Israeli prime minister said.

Israel traded the strategic depth of the Sinai desert, which it captured from Egypt in the final days of the 1973 war, for the Camp David peace accord signed with President Anwar Sadat in 1978.

While the agreement has led only to a cold peace, for the past thirty years Israel “has not had to defend these borders,” Netanyahu said.

The prime minister laid down a marker for whoever takes over after Mubarak leaves. “We expect any government of Egypt to honor the peace. Moreover, we expect the international community to expect any government of Egypt to honor the peace. This must be clear.”

Former Israeli ambassador to the United Nations Dore Gold warned that the Muslim Brotherhood was ideologically wedded to an expansionist version of Islam that bodes ill for the future of Israel’s relationship with Egypt and for Egypt’s relationship with the West.

“We have a mistaken tendency in the West to underestimate the hostility of the Muslim Brotherhood not just to Israel but to neighboring Middle Eastern regimes and beyond,” Gold told Newsweek in a telephone interview from Israel.

“Remember that the goal of the Muslim Brotherhood is the establishment of the caliphate,” the Muslim empire that was abolished by Ataturk in 1924.

Muslim Brotherhood leaders have systematically called for “reconquest” of “Islamic territories” from Andalusia (southern Spain) to Sicily and the Balkans. Their statements show “an expansionist agenda aimed beyond the Middle East. I don’t think it’s fully understood,” he said.

Gold warned that the West makes two common assumptions about the Muslim Brotherhood, both of which are mistaken.

“First, we assume that the Muslim Brotherhood has dropped its jihadist ideology. This is just not true. And second, we believe that they are fundamentally focused on Egypt. A Muslim Brotherhood takeover might be a problem for Israel and the peace treaty, but it won’t be a problem beyond that. That’s also wrong.”

As proof, Gold turned to Muhammad Badie, the current supreme leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, who gave a sermon in September 2010 stating that "the improvement and change that the [Muslim] nation seeks can only be attained through jihad and sacrifice and by raising a jihadi generation that pursues death, just as the enemies pursue life."

He also pointed to statements by Arab leaders such as former Kuwaiti Minister of Education, Dr. Ahmad Al-Rabie, that the founders of most modern terrorist groups in the Middle East have emerged “from the mantle” of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Among the most famous:

  • Abdullah Azzam (of the Palestinian Muslim Brotherhood) and Sayyid Qutb (of the Egyptian - Muslim Brotherhood), whose star pupil was Osama Bin Laden.
  • Ayman al-Zawahiri (Bin Laden's deputy), who grew up in the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood and was jailed for his involvement in the assassination of President Anwar Sadat in 1981.
  • Khalid Sheikh Muhammad (the al-Qaida mastermind of the 9/11 attacks), who came out of the Kuwaiti Muslim Brotherhood.
Some members of Congress do not believe the Muslim Brotherhood represents a threat.

In a radio interview last week with WBAL in Baltimore, Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Maryland, claimed that the Muslim Brotherhood had changed and was now a “force for moderation” in Egypt.

Ruppersberger has been named the ranking member on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, but does not appear to be aware of recent statements from Muslim Brotherhood leaders.

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"'Respect' for me, but not for thee"

Whose side are they on? He was fighting the Taliban and threw himself on a grenade to save his fellow soldiers.
Two Muslim councillors were under fire today after they refused to take part in a standing ovation to honour a Marine who won the George Cross.
Salma Yaqoob and Mohammed Ishtiaq remained seated during a ceremony for Lance Corporal Matthew Croucher.
The 26-year-old was awarded the George Cross after he flung himself onto a Taliban hand grenade to save his comrades during an ambush in Helmand Province in 2008.
He was serving with 40 Commando when his patrol came under fire but he miraculously survived because his backpack took the force of the blast.
Go read the whole thing at Jihad Watch.
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Dutch girl sent to hospital by Muslims for “slutty photo”




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Pew Poll: By 59% to 27% Margin Egyptians Would Rather be Ruled by Islamic Fundamentalists Over Modernizers





Additionally, 82% support stoning adulterers and 54% say suicide bombings can be justified.
(Washington Examiner)- Last year the Pew Research Center Global Attitudes Project conducted a survey of opinion in several Muslim countries. The subject was the proper role of Islam in politics and society. One of the countries surveyed was Egypt, and among other discoveries, the Pew researchers found that 84 percent of Egyptians favor the death penalty for people who leave the Muslim religion.
In another survey, Pew found that 90 percent of Egyptians say they believe in freedom of religion. Pew also found that a majority of Egyptians think democracy, with protections of free speech and assembly, is “preferable to any other kind of government.”
How can those attitudes fit together in a democratic post-Mubarak Egypt? It’s no wonder so many people can’t figure out what is next.
The Pew survey found wide streams of opinion in Egypt that seem at the very least inhospitable to democracy. When asked which side they would take in a struggle between “groups who want to modernize the country [and] Islamic fundamentalists,” 59 percent of Egyptians picked the fundamentalists, while 27 percent picked the modernizers.
In a country in which the army will likely play a deciding role in selecting the next political leadership, just 32 percent believe in civilian control of the military. And a majority, 54 percent, support making segregation of men and women in the workplace the law throughout Egypt.
There’s more. When asked whether suicide bombing can ever be justified, 54 percent said yes (although most believe such occasions are “rare.”) Eighty-two percent supported stoning for those who commit adultery.
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Egypt now fears Obama a 'Manchurian President'

'They are trying to understand why he is acting against U.S. interests'


Top members of the Egyptian government say they feel betrayed by President Obama, charging that he is acting against American interests.

"Mubarak's regime feels Obama is pushing the advancement of the Muslim Brotherhood against U.S. interests," said WND's Jerusalem bureau chief and senior reporter Aaron Klein. "They are genuinely trying to understand why Obama is seemingly championing the anti-regime protests."

Klein said that a top Egyptian diplomat with whom he has developed a rapport over the last few years asked him earlier this week to explain Obama's motivation to support the opposition to Mubarak.

"I told him none of this should be a surprise," said Klein, "that the Obama administration has developed an extensive relationship over the last few years with allies of the Muslim Brotherhood.
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Mummy Jihad: Muslims Behead Two Mummies


From CNN:
Vandals ripped the heads off two mummies and tossed relics onto the ground in Cairo's Egyptian Museum, the country's antiquities chief said Sunday.

But the group of about nine people did not manage to steal anything from the museum's collection, according to Zahi Hawass, secretary-general of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities.

The would-be thieves, who broke into the museum Friday around 6 p.m., were arrested and jailed, Hawass said.

The museum has stepped up security and is now guarded by Egypt's army, he said.

The antiquities chief said 10 small artifacts were also damaged, but can be restored.

The Egyptian Museum is located in Cairo's Tahrir Square, which has been a focal point for anti-government protests.
Disclaimer: The photo accompanying this post is of Muslims, not Mummies.


It's hard to tell the difference, since Muslims are like Allah's Brain-Dead Zombies.

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Thursday, February 03, 2011

Helmets of the World

Thanks to Alexander Munch:

Western World

F-35 Helmet

and then, there's the 
Muslim World


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Dachau, Germany, April 1945


google just released 130,000 images that they have scanned toghether with the israeli database Yad Vashem, that compiles all things related to the holocaust. I’ve just browsed for a few minutes. Stumbled on this. The young girl in the middle just grabbed me in all it’s sadness and horror.

Go to Good Shit to see more.
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Ace Notices We're On The Road to Serfdom


Ace of Spades is one of my favorite bloggers, but he is a bit late to the game on this one, isn't he?

Well yeah, but at least he admits it, and he is as articulate as usual on the subject?

From Ace:
The term "feudal" is, I am thinking, fairly commonly used in libertarian circles. I don't read libertarians very often, though, so to me the term is novel. (I hate admitting I'm way behind on knowing something I should have known long ago but that's the truth of it.)

Anyway, Reason magazine drops the f-bomb (feudal, I mean) so casually I have to think this is a common criticism. For me it's a bit of a (embarrassed to say) revelation, because I hadn't conceived of the socialist/corporatist model of Obamanomics as being, among other things, essentially feudal in nature, involving a raft of special privileges for baronial elites (and the reciprocal promise of those barons to support their liege in war).

But it's completely apt. It's spot-on.

This lens of a new feudalism gives me a new understanding of what is going on with Obama's waivers on health care for all his bestest baronial buddies and Obama's very special waiver for very, very powerful baron GE as regards global warming rules.

Reason puts the feudal system (personal favor-banking and influence peddling) as the opposite of a "republican" system, a system of laws not barons, where everyone stands equal under the law -- everyone subject to the punitive compulsions of law and no afforded special monarchial dispensation from the law.

In that context, I'm wondering at what point a system of waivers becomes actually unconstitutional -- because anyone not granted a waiver is being burdened by a restrictive and possibly punitive law that others aren't. Isn't he?

That is, there is no difference, effectively, between saying "All people are subject to 80% taxation rates, but a special category of Friends of Obama shall be waived from this general rule and only pay 35%" or directly making a law of specific persons (all conservatives) who will have to pay taxes at the 80% rate. The latter would be a clearly illegal, punitive law -- but the former would be allowed (or is being allowed now, at least) while accomplishing the exact same goal, penalizing some while privileging others.

A system of waivers from the basic law is no different than a system of legal burdens being legislated against specific named persons.
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Rounding Up The Witnesses -- No! Wait! They're Taking Them Into Protective Custody

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Fort Hood Could Have Been Prevented

well no shit.

“TICKING TIME BOMB” FORT HOOD MASSACRE COULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED
Committee Report Finds Internal Disputes, Poor Coordination at FBI and Failure to Acknowledge Violent Islamist Extremism at DOD


WASHINGTON – The Fort Hood massacre, which left 13 dead and 32 wounded, could have been prevented, Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman, ID-Conn., and Ranking Member Susan Collins, R-Me., said Thursday, as they unveiled their report on the November 5, 2009, terrorist attack.

Evidence of accused killer Nidal Hasan’s growing drift toward violent Islamist extremism was on full display during his military medical training, although his superiors took no punitive action, according to the report. Two of his associates said he was a “ticking time bomb.” He had defended Osama Bin Laden and suggested Muslim Americans in the U.S. military might be prone to commit fratricide.

But, a slipshod FBI investigation into Hasan, coupled with internal disagreements and structural flaws in the agency’s intelligence operations also contributed to the government’s failure to prevent the attack.

DOD and FBI “collectively had sufficient information necessary to have detected Hasan’s radicalization to violent Islamist extremism but failed both to understand and to act on it,” the report states. “Our investigation found specific and systemic failures in the government’s handling of the Hasan case and raises additional concerns about what may be broader systemic issues.”

DOD Failures


The report tracks Hasan’s growing radicalization in the years before the attack and the numerous failures of the military to intervene or take action against him. For example, two officers described Hasan, during his medical residency and fellowship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, as “a ticking time bomb.” At various times while he was at Walter Reed, Hasan suggested revenge might be a defense for the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and expressed sympathy with violent Islamist extremists and bin Laden. He also justified suicide bombers; said U.S. military operations represented a war against Islam; and stated that one of the risks of having Muslims in the U.S. military was the possibility of fratricide of fellow service members.

“The officers who kept Hasan in the military and moved him steadily along knew full well of his problematic behavior,” the report found. “As the officer who assigned Hassan to Fort Hood (and later decided to deploy Hasan to Afghanistan) admitted to an officer at Fort Hood, ‘you’re getting our worst.’”

Astonishingly, one of the reasons Hasan’s commanders claimed for not taking action against Hasan was a belief that the evidence of his growing radicalization actually provided an understanding of violent Islamist extremism and the culture of Islam. His Officer Evaluation Report for July 2007 to June 2008, for example, said Hasan’s work on the role of culture and Islamic faith in the context of terrorism “has extraordinary potential to inform national policy and military strategy.”

FBI Failures

The report also examines the all-too-cursory FBI investigation into Hasan’s activities when he came to the agency’s attention in early 2009; and the critical dispute, unresolved by FBI headquarters, between two Joint Terrorist Task Forces (JTTF) – the anti-terrorist intelligence units created in the aftermath of 9/11, comprised of federal, state, and local officials, and meant to facilitate intelligence information sharing and operational coordination.

On January 7, 2009, the San Diego JTTF sent a memo to the Washington JTTF about Hasan’s communications with a known terrorist already under investigation. Despite the red flags this should have raised, the Washington JTTF waited more than six weeks before assigning the investigation to an analyst from the Defense Department who was attached to the Washington JTTF. The analyst then waited until the last day of the customary 90-day deadline for completing inquiries and wrote his report in four hours, without considering the investigation from a counterintelligence perspective. Instead, he relied on Hasan’s sanitized Officer Evaluation Reports. The San Diego JTTF thought the inquiry was superficial but dropped the matter. FBI headquarters was never informed of, and played no role, in the Hasan investigation.

The FBI’s view of intelligence analysts from other agencies assigned to JTTFs compounded the problem. JTTF analysts from non-FBI agencies were not allowed full access to a key FBI database, which likely would have sparked a more in-depth inquiry.

Recommendations

The report found “compelling evidence that Hasan embraced views so extreme that he did not belong in the military.” It also found that FBI organizational problems have impeded the agency’s full use of intelligence analysts, concluding that the FBI’s “transformation into an intelligence driven, domestic counterterrorism organization needs to be accelerated.”

Among the report’s recommendations to strengthen our defenses against homegrown terrorism:

• DOD policies against extremism among service members must explicitly cover violent Islamist extremism. This is too important to be subsumed within policies aimed at “violent extremism” in general or “workplace violence.”

• Military equal employment rules and religious accommodations must clearly differentiate between violent Islamist extremism and protected religious observance. That way, the thousands of Muslim-Americans who serve our country honorably will be protected from suspicion for practicing their religion.

• Military employment evaluations and personnel records must accurately and candidly describe performance and behavior that could pose threats.

• The FBI needs to integrate its 56 field offices more effectively under headquarters leadership.

• The FBI needs to ensure that its JTTFs more convincingly share information and coordinate operations with other federal, state, and local agencies.

• The FBI must systematically update how it conducts its investigative activities. In the Hasan case, the FBI failed to identify all of Hasan’s communications with the suspected terrorist and the extent of the threat contained within them.

• The FBI needs to use intelligence analysts more skillfully. In the Hasan case, analysts were not consulted by the Washington Joint Terrorism Task Force to analyze his communications and help determine the objectives for the FBI’s inquiry.

• The U.S. must develop a national strategy to counter domestic terrorist radicalization. The reality is that even had the military dismissed Hasan before the attacks, our government would not have been well-positioned to counter his growing radicalization.

This report and its recommendations are particularly important given the dramatic increase in homegrown terrorist plots over the past two years. Thirteen people died needlessly at Fort Hood. Their memory will be served if the recommendations of this report are adopted quickly so the next “ticking time bomb” can be spotted early and defused before another deadly detonation.

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