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Saturday, June 06, 2015

Rockets over Ashkelon again

The Hamas has resumed their attacks:
A rocket fired at Israel from Gaza on Saturday night triggered air raid sirens in the Ashkelon and Hof Ashkelon regions. The projectile apparently exploded in an open area, and security forces said they had begun to search for the rocket .

The incident comes two days after the Israel Air Force struck Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip in retaliation for two Gazan rockets fired into southern Israel.
Sooner or later, they're going to have to raid Gaza by land if they really want to put an end to these horrors.
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BREAKING: U.S Border Patrol Chopper Down At Texas Border, Fired On From Mexico


Breitbart Texas has learned that a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) helicopter was shot down or forced to initiate an emergency landing in Laredo, Texas due to receiving gunfire from the Mexican side of the border. 
The helicopter was interdicting a narcotics load and working alongside agents from the U.S. Border Patrol, who operate under the umbrella of the CBP. 
The helicopter was operating in the Laredo Sector of Texas, immediately across the border from the Los Zetas cartel headquarters of Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. 
The helicopter was in U.S. airspace and participating in the interdiction of a narcotics load coming from Mexico into the United States. 
A federal agent who spoke with Breitbart Texas on the condition of anonymity said, “U.S. Border Patrol agents were attempting to intercept a drug load. 
A law enforcement chopper was assisting Border Patrol agents. The chopper received gunfire from the Mexican side of the border. The chopper had to do an emergency landing due to the gunfire.” 
Border Patrol agent and National Border Patrol Council Local 2455 President Hector Garza confirmed that he received unofficial reports on this matter that indicate the information provided to Breitbart Texas by the unnamed federal agent is accurate.
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Obama still secretly backing Muslim Brotherhood as “moderate” alternative to Islamic State and al-Qaeda


Obama still secretly backing Muslim Brotherhood as “moderate” alternative to Islamic State and al-Qaeda
President Obama and his administration continue to support the global Islamist militant group known the Muslim Brotherhood. 
A White House strategy document regards the group as a moderate alternative to more violent Islamist groups like al Qaeda and the Islamic State. T 
he policy of backing the Muslim Brotherhood is outlined in a secret directive called Presidential Study Directive-11, or PSD-11. 
The directive was produced in 2011 and outlines administration support for political reform in the Middle East and North Africa, according to officials familiar with the classified study. 
Efforts to force the administration to release the directive or portions of it under the Freedom of Information Act have been unsuccessful. 
White House National Security Council spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan declined to comment on PSD-11. “We have nothing for you on this,” she said. 
The directive outlines why the administration has chosen the Muslim Brotherhood, which last year was labeled a terrorist organization by the governments of Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates as a key vehicle of U.S. backing for so-called political reform in the Middle East. 
Saudi Arabia in recent months appears to be moderating its opposition to the Brotherhood in a bid to gain more regional support against pro-Iran rebels in Yemen. 
The UAE government also has labeled two U.S. affiliates of the Muslim Brotherhood, the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Muslim American Society, as terrorist support groups. 
Both groups denied the UAE claims. 
Egypt is considering imposing a death sentence on Mohamed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood-backed former president who was ousted in military coup in July 2013. 
Critics of the administration’s strategy say the Brotherhood masks its goals and objectives despite advocating an extremist ideology similar to those espoused by al Qaeda and the Islamic State, but with less violence. 
The group’s motto includes the phrase “jihad is our way.” Jihad means holy war and is the Islamist battle cry.…
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Pat Condell: Goodbye to the 1st Amendment, "Causes Nothing But Trouble in the Modern World"

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THE PRESENCE OF MUSLIMS IN DENMARK: POLICE NOW HAVE TO CARRY ASSAULT RIFLES IN PARLIAMENT, ARTISTS LIVE IN "SAFE HOUSES"

Just a few of the minor inconveniences we have to put up with for the pleasure of living with all the Moderate Muslims who are so pleasant and productive in our societies.

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Chris Cuomo’s Sharia Folly


From Andrew Bostom:
In the wake of CNN’s Wednesday revelation that journalist/activist Pamela Geller was targeted for beheading by slain Boston area jihadist Usaama Rahim, CNN’s Chris Cuomo interviewed Ms. Geller Thursday. Most attention to the interview has been focused on Geller’s understandable reaction to Cuomo’s suggestion that non-profane, free-speech cartoons of Muhammad — for example, ex-Muslim artist Bosch Fawstin’s thoughtful drawing below, which was awarded first prize at the recent Garland, TX exhibit – were somehow too provocative. 
Said Geller to Cuomo: Drawing a cartoon … warrants chopping my head off? That’s too far? I just don’t understand this. They’re going to come for you, too, Chris. They’re coming for everybody and the media should be standing with me. 
But the most illuminating — and in Cuomo’s case, pathognomonic — segment of the interview (starts at 6:57 of the below clip) was when Geller asked Cuomo: 
Where are the mainstream Muslims teaching in the mosques against the [Islamic] blasphemy laws, against Islamic law, the Sharia, the jihadist doctrine? 
Geller’s query elicited this breathtakingly ignorant though commonly reiterated media falsehood, here asserted by Cuomo with supreme confidence: 
Sharia is not mainstream Muslim thought. 
Mr. Cuomo and other media figures across the political spectrum would do well — before issuing such embarrassing, factually challenged pontifications — to study the serious work of Joseph Schacht (d. 1969), who was the most authoritative modern Western Islamic legal scholar. 
The sharia, or “clear path to be followed,” as Schacht demonstrated, is the “canon law of Islam,” which “denotes all the individual prescriptions composing it.” 
Schacht traced the use of the term “sharia” to Koranic verses such as 45:18, 42:13, 42:21, and 5:48, noting an “old definition” of the sharia by the seminal Koranic commentator and early Muslim historian Tabari (d. 923) as comprising the law of inheritance, various commandments and prohibitions, and the so-called hadd punishments. 
These latter draconian punishments, defined by the Muslim prophet Muhammad either in the Koran or in the hadith (the canonical collections of Muhammad’s deeds and pronouncements), included: 
(Lethal) stoning for adultery; death for apostasy; death for highway robbery when accompanied by murder of the robbery victim; for simple highway robbery, the loss of hands and feet; for simple theft, cutting off of the right hand; for “fornication,” a hundred lashes; for drinking wine, eighty lashes. 
As Schacht further noted, sharia ultimately evolved to become “understood [as] the totality of Allah’s commandments relating to the activities of man.” The holistic sharia, he continues, is nothing less than Islam’s quintessence: 
The Sharia is the most characteristic phenomenon of Islamic thought and forms the nucleus of Islam itself.
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"The Syrian army has, for all intents and purposes, ceased to exist."

Israeli Deputy Chief of Staff Maj. Gen. Yair Golan
“From a strategic perspective, our situation in the northern arena may be better than ever.” On the other hand, Golan added that Hezbollah now possesses formidable, unparalleled capabilities that no other terrorist organization ever had, and is capable of threatening all of Israel’s population centers. Oh, and that the Islamic State could develop into a “disturbing future threat.” He added, “The Syrian army has, for all intents and purposes, ceased to exist.”
Read more: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/06/israel-hezbollah-syria-golan-heights-assad-desintegration-is.html#ixzz3cHDjGc34
There are no good choices here. Not for Israel, and in this particular case since there are none for Israel, there are none for us.

ISIS must die, probably to the last man, if the USA is to derive the most benefit. But in the mix there is Al Nusra, AKA, Al Qaeda, which has killed 3,000 Americans HERE. Hizballah/Iran, which has, well...

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Iran looks, until now, and probably going forward as if they are ALL IN on Syria. They probably think they cannot afford to even LOOK like they can be defeated on this one.

And the FSA? They have already defected en masse with weapons and training to Al Nusra. There is no ‘moderate alternative’, and there is no Jefferson, and never will be at this rate.

Short of destroying ALL SIDES in Syria, Assad and his cat’s paws and controllers (Iran, Hizballah, IRGC), and the other salafi freaks (ISIS, Al Nusra) - and THEN WHAT?-  what action can we take which benefits us over even the medium term?

Over several elections we have seen the triumph of EXTREME Salafi Islam, .i.e. the Muslim Brotherhood and their offshoots. This is what the people want (today, anyway). We just CANNOT allow this to happen because when it does, they shelter even more freakish morons who come here and kill us.

So to me, let’s just obliterate ISIS from the face of the earth, and then watch

David Ignatius, WaPo, outlines the difficulties, and some conventional thinking by bureaucrats adept at constructing frameworks to fool themselves.
The regime of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria is facing what U.S. experts say is the most intense pressure since the early days of the four-year conflict . This new squeeze poses some stark choices for the United States, Russia, Iran and Syria’s neighbors.
“Based on current trend lines, it is time to start thinking about a post-Assad Syria,” argues a U.S. intelligence official. Until recently, U.S. analysts had characterized the situation there as more of a stalemate. But over the past month, rebel gains in northern and southern Syria have begun to tip the balance.
U.S. officials see mounting pressure on Assad from four directions. A potent new rebel coalition known as Jaish al-Fatah, or the Army of Conquest, backed by Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, seized the capital of Idlib province late last month. Fighting ferociously alongside this coalition is Jabhat al-Nusra, or the al-Nusra Front, which is affiliated with al-Qaeda. Moderate rebels known as the “Southern Front,” backed by the United States and Jordan, are finally gaining some ground in southern Syria. And the Islamic State, the most fearsome group of all, is rampaging across northern, central and eastern Syria.
The rebel squeeze on Assad poses some vexing problems for the United States, too. That’s because many of the recent battlefield gains have been made by jihadist groups the United States regards as extremist, such as the al-Nusra Front and the Islamic State. Some officials fear that if Assad collapses, these extremist groups will rush to fill the vacuum — making the region even more unstable.
The United States refuses to work with Jabhat al-Nusra, regarding it as a band of unrepentant al-Qaeda followers, even though the group is said to receive indirect support from Turkey and Qatar. U.S. officials weren’t persuaded by an interview broadcast last week by Al Jazeera with al-Nusra Front leader Abu Mohammad al-Joulani, in which he offered conciliatory statements toward Syrian minority groups and said his fight isn’t with the United States.
Joulani didn’t disavow al-Qaeda, as some had hoped, which might have opened the way for a tactical alliance. U.S. experts continue to regard him as a dangerous foe and to warn against cooperation with his fighters. This complicates planning in the north, where the al-Nusra Front shares operations rooms in Idlib and Aleppo with Jaish al-Fatah.
The Islamic State has gained so much ground in Syria and Iraq recently that some Middle Eastern strategists argue for allying now with a lesser evil, the al-Nusra Front faction and other jihadists, to stop the Islamic State. The logic, explains one official, is

“First you defeat Hitler, then you defeat Stalin.” Other analysts argue that the only good knockout punch is Turkish military intervention, backed by U.S. air support.

A clearly, and by election of the people, ISLAMIST TURKEY on the border with Israel?

Really?

Really?
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“We discovered we have the same problems and same challenges and some of the same answers”

Shimon Shapira, a retired Israeli general and an expert on Iran-backed Hizbullah, in the revelation that Israel and Saudi Arabia have held FIVE secret meetings SINCE 2014 about dealing with Iran and nuclear weapons.

The meetings were held in India, Italy and the Czech Republic according to reports.
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BBC HORIZON - Inside The Dark Web - Documentary - 2015

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Friday, June 05, 2015

Brian Setzer Orchestra
Dirty Boogie



This Cat's On A Hot Tin Roof

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EPA: Remember all that horrible stuff we said about fracking? Yeah… never mind


From Politico:
The Environmental Protection Agency has finished a draft copy of a long awaited study on fracking and its impact (or lack thereof) on drinking water. The folks in the green energy community who have been pushing for bans on the practice for years now are up in arms already because the results were precisely what they didn’t want to hear. 
The alarmist have been pedaling bogus science for quite a while now. 
The Environmental Protection Agency’s long-awaited report on fracking dismayed liberal green groups Thursday while pleasing the oil and gas industry — the latest episode in both sides’ fraught relationship with President Barack Obama. 
The study, more than four years in the making, said the EPA has found no signs of “widespread, systemic” drinking water pollution from hydraulic fracturing. 
That conclusion dramatically runs afoul of one of the great green crusades of the past half-decade, which has portrayed the oil- and gas-extraction technique as a creator of fouled drinking water wells and flame-shooting faucets. 
Thursday’s congressionally mandated EPA report, a compilation of past studies, found isolated incidents in which water pollution was attributable to the use of fracking. But it failed to back up the idea that fracking poses a major threat to water supplies, contradicting years of activists’ warnings dramatized by images of burning tap water in the Oscar-nominated documentary “Gasland.”
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A "Rose" By Any Other Name ...


An editorial from Eeyore at the Vlad Tepes Blog:

A couple of times in the past week examples of the media using names to push a political narrative has come up. This has been addressed before on this site and very well on Gates of Vienna at that link.
This week it has to do with an accomplice in the case of the Boston man who wanted to decapitate Pamela Geller or a random police officer or whatever other target. Clearly anyone who is that committed to jihad has taken an islamic name which will come out sooner or later but the media will never use. Instead, they call him by his birth name, David Wright. The same media, CNN, MSNBC and so on, also referred to various people captured and executed by the Islamic State by names they were almost certainly forced to take when the IS forced them to ‘convert’ to islam. Examples are in this document as well as the link to GoV above.
The reason the media chose to refer to these people by their non-chosen islamic names is almost certainly because the Obama admin. and its lackey media is desperate to find ways of painting muslims as victims and non-muslims as aggressors. Its an old trick but it must be working as they clearly have not changed it.
Also I notice the media desperate to refer to a man who is the newest ‘celebrity surgically-assisted-transvestite’ as his taken female name as if somehow by an act of god he had been transformed into an XX female by mere will, a dress and some saline plastic bags placed on his pectoral muscles. No one in the industry we should laughingly call, ‘news’ bothers to mention that it is in fact impossible to change genders. Short of a very few genetic defects where a person is born with a condition that requires some surgery to become one or the other, 99+% of the population is male or female and this is how our species and nearly every other one carries on. Frankly its embarrassing to even write this stuff as its so damn obvious. But cultural marxism has managed to take what is in fact a mental illness and make it into a human right. It is like demanding rights for schizophrenics to live out their hallucinations no matter how they impact others. 
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HATE NETWORK CNN TO PAMELA GELLER: ‘DO YOU RELISH’ BEING HUNTED BY JIHADISTS?

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Robert Spencer on Jihadist's Plot to Behead Pamela Geller: "We Learned About the Plot From CNN"




Toward the end of the video, the two CNN people wanted to know if Pamela and Robert have attempted to reach out to the Boston mosque.

 Here's what sprang up in my mind when I heard that portion of the interview:

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Jaime Weinman indirectly attacks Lee Falk over "cultural insensitivity"

I came upon this conversation by a Macleans columnist named Jaime Weinman about magicians and sorcerers. First, let's begin with this starting comment he made, a pretty ridiculous attack on Dr. Strange:

If there's any kind of person distorting contrasts between fiction and reality who really galls me, it's newspaper reporters and comics scripters, because they're supposed to set examples, and here goes Weinman placing all the blame on an imaginary wizard who never existed, and therefore can't be faulted for alleged smugness. So, how come he's blaming imaginary Stephen Strange and not criticizing Stan Lee et al for supposedly giving Stephen a personality that's "smug"? In any of the material I ever read of the Sorcerer Supreme, I never thought he was depicted acting smugly in virtually every instance. But, if that's what Weinman thinks, gee, that could easily describe Spider-Man and the Thing too, every time Peter Parker and Ben Grimm wisecrack during a battle! Yet another lemming who obviously doesn't care about the better interests of the creations. Otherwise, he'd be asking the people in charge to give them a personality modification he thinks is better. I think he confused a confident personality with smugness.

Now, here's something where he hints he dislikes the following comic strip from the late cartoonist and playwright Lee Falk, author of Mandrake the Magician and the Phantom:

Do I sense he's ramming into Lee Falk via "projection", because he thinks the famous cartoonist was being "culturally insensitive"? Of all the cheap nerve, and I guess what we have here is somebody who's decided to put down past products because they don't adhere to his PC visions. First off, do Mandrake's magics that transform an object or being into another shape count as "torture" per se? Not really, and while turning a human into an animal might be humiliating, it doesn't count as torture unless the alleged attacker was physically assaulting the target. Second, isn't that Islamist in the cartoon a criminal whom Mandrake's interrogating? Third, is Weinman aware of any of the Koran's themes? Because if Mandrake were grilling a violent nazi/communist, I doubt he'd complain about that, so why should he make a big deal out of Falk writing/drawing a strip where Mandrake deals with a Muslim criminal? Besides, Falk wasn't the only one from his time who featured possible Islamists as baddies. Even Siegel and Shuster did in Action Comics #30 from November 1940, and, as I've noted a couple times before, Will Eisner's last graphic novel focused on the history of Muslim anti-semitism.

This reminds me that in past years, I'd read a few history articles telling how some WW2 comics would depict Germans/Nazis as "crude stereotypes" without acknowledging why the artists and writers at the time might've done it: to voice their disgust at how the Germans were conducting totalitarian invasions of other European countries and murdering Jews, Gypsies and other Europeans who stood in their way. Those journalists who wrote those articles may not have even mentioned that some of the artists who drew the illustrations they had a problem with were Jewish (Falk, Siegel, Shuster, Lee, Simon, Kirby, etc), but the corrosive effect of their biased reporting could lead to some backwards crazies putting two and two together, and using those articles as excuses for anti-semitism, by villifying famous writers even long after they've been gone. I'd guess the journalists who wrote those articles were also people who didn't have what it takes to appreciate men and women who wanted to say what they thought of European fascist totalitarians by using punishing designs.

Here's something to think about. I don't know if or how much these past writers, Jewish or not, knew about Islam. But what if they did? Were they supposed to put up with its belief system any more than fascism/communism? Of course not. If they knew what Islam's belief system was like, they could've been offended by the anti-Jewish themes in the Hadith/Koran, ditto Islam's hostility to other non-Muslim entities and women's rights, and wanted to make clear in drawing that they did not approve, just like they made clear they abhorred nazism in various WW2 comics. And Weinman competely fails to consider any of this, while at the same time he attacks a fictional character without lamenting that the characterization wasn't what he was hoping for. Suppose Falk were of Armenian descent, and he'd drawn the strip as an expression of anger over what the Ottoman Turkish jihadists did to many Armenians during WW1? Would Weinman suggest Falk was just acting out of one-dimensional intent?

Furthermore, let me also be clear here that if Falk drew a strip where Mandrake grilled a Jewish gangster like Louis Buchalter and threatened to turn him into pork slab, and "Lepke" was terrified of that, out of alleged religious observance, I wouldn't mind one bit, because a man who ran the Murder Inc. syndicate is not deserving of "cultural sensitivity". And if the crook whom Mandrake was dealing with in Falk's comic strip was meant to be anything even remotely similar, then such a criminal character isn't deserving of religious accommodations either.

I'm very disappointed with Weinman for talking down to the audience by speaking of Dr. Strange and other fictional wizards as though they were real people, and running one-dimensional attacks on the work of famous cartoonists through a closed mindset, not willing to ponder whether they have legitimate grounds for criticizing a religion they may not agree with, and overall setting a poor example for journalists and other writers who supposedly want the comics medium to be taken seriously. Clearly, he doesn't. All he's done is instill a new special respect in me for Falk, among others who didn't toe the PC line he seems to think is required both past and present.
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Obama Regime Scientists Fiddle With Climate Data To Erase The 15 Yr Global Warming Hiatus


From the Daily Caller:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists have found a solution to the 15-year “pause” in global warming: They “adjusted” the hiatus in warming out of the temperature record. 
New climate data by NOAA scientists doubles the warming trend since the late 1990s by adjusting pre-hiatus temperatures downward and inflating temperatures in more recent years. 
“Newly corrected and updated global surface temperature data from NOAA’s [National Centers for Environmental Information] do not support the notion of a global warming ‘hiatus,’” wrote NOAA scientists in their study presenting newly adjusted climate data.
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What Really Happened to Tahera Ahmad on that United Airlines Flight

Here's the real story:


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From Israel Matzav:
Incredibly, United Airlines has apologized to this woman, and fired the flight attendant (at least that's what I assume 'will no longer be serving United customers' means). 
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The Leopards
Down That Line



Temptation


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Thursday, June 04, 2015

This Week On The Gathering Storm

Listen to The Gathering Storm Radio Show, hosted by WC and Always On Watch.

The show broadcasts live for 30 minutes every Friday beginning at noon, Pacific Time.

The call-in number is 646-915-9870. Callers welcome!

Our scheduled guest today is Mark Alexander of A New Dark Age Is Dawning.

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ISIS Says It Can Move A Nuke Across Mexican Border Into United States


From The Desert Herald:
ISIS, the jihadist group in Syria, Iraq and Libya, has claimed it could purchase a nuclear device and transport same to the United States, through a network of countries including Nigeria, up to Mexico. 
In its latest propaganda magazine, Dabiq, published two weeks ago, the group said the plan is workable the same way banned drugs are transported through West Africa to Western countries, saying it could even be easier with the presence of Boko Haram, the Nigeria-based group that recently pledged allegiance to ISIS. 
ISIS also described the Nigerian Army as “an exhausted and smashed national army that is now in a virtual state of collapse”. Currently, it said Boko Haram insurgents have taken control of much of Nigeria and their attacks are intensifying and pushing back the military. 
That claim contradicts recent successes recorded by the Nigerian military which has recovered several towns seized by the militant group in the last. In an op-ed piece titled, “The Perfect Storm,” attributed to a kidnapped British photojournalist, John Cantlie, it said the terrorist organisation which started as a movement in Iraq has suddenly turned into a global phenomenon that the West and the democratic world as a whole is ill-equipped to deal with. 
Mr. Cantlie has appeared in many propaganda videos released by ISIS after he was kidnapped by the extremist group. “Nothing on this scale has happened this big or this quick before. 
Huge swathes of Pakistan, Nigeria, Libya, Yemen, and the Sinai Peninsula are all now united under the black flag of tawhīd, gelled together as one by the Islamic State,” the piece said.
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“It is permissible for the mujahid [jihadi] to enjoy young boys in the absence of women.”


From Jihad Watch:
Recently a number of Arabic language websites posted the following picture which is attributed to the official Twitter account of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Caliph Ibrahim of the Islamic State. 
The Arabic writing reads: 
“It is permissible for the mujahid [jihadi] to enjoy young boys in the absence of women.” 
The purported fatwa then justifies this position by quoting Koran 52:24: 
“There will circulate among them [servant] boys [especially] for them, as if they were pearls well-protected.” 
A similar verses (76:19) reads: “There will circulate among them young boys made eternal. When you see them, you would think them [as beautiful as] scattered pearls.”
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Jailed Jihadi Who Wanted to Kill South Park Cartoonists Writes Op-ed About Countering Islamic Terrorism

No, REALLY!

Remember, just the other day, I put up a little piece on the idea that Leftists might use coded language to convey their real intent.

Clearly, this man, who wanted to murder the South Park producers for "blaspheming the prophet" because they pictured Mohammed as a bear, CLEARLY this man doesn't really mean to do away with Jihadist terrorism.

I think the "terrorism" he wants to "counter" is not Jihad, but the "terrorism" of people like Pamela Geller or the South Park guys, who would dare to mock Mohammed.

Again, fuck Islam, and fuck Mohammed.
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Why Would a Devout Muslim Want to Work at Abercrombie and Fitch?

Willing To Work As a Slut For Allah

Why Would a Devout Muslim Want to Work at Abercrombie and Fitch?

From Pamela Geller:
The Supreme Court ruled Monday in favor of Samantha Elauf, a Muslim woman who sued for discrimination after not being hired by Abercrombie & Fitch, because her insistence on wearing the Muslim hijab conflicted with their dress code. Justice Antonin Scalia said of the 8-1 ruling, 
“This is really easy” – but neither he nor the Justices who voted with him showed any indication of realizing what was really at stake in this case. 
She won an award of $20,000 in 2011, but a Court of Appeals overturned that, with the judge explaining: “Ms. Elauf never informed Abercrombie before its hiring decision that she wore her head scarf, or ‘hijab,’ for religious reasons.” 
The Supremes should have taken the hint. They didn’t. Why didn’t she? It wasn’t inconsequential, at least not for her. She spent the ensuing years suing, losing, suing again, appealing until her case reached the highest court in the land. So why didn’t she mention it? What was her agenda? That is perfectly clear now. 
I ask you: what devout Muslim girl would want to work for a firm that peddles erotic, sexy clothes and soft-porn images? Their catalogue is not allowed in many homes. Many parents have rightly judged that it is too racy for their teenage daughters. So what is the pious hijabed one Samantha Elauf doing wanting a job like that? 
It was all a set up. 
Why would Elauf want to work there? In order to force another major American business to accommodate Islamic norms – and this time, that sinister agenda won the aid of the United States Supreme Court. 
It is more than suspect that this devout Muslim woman sought a career at Abercrombie & Fitch. Abercrombie & Fitch’s images in its advertising are soft porn. 
Why doesn’t Samantha Elauf apply for a job modeling for Larry Flynt’s magazine? What she sought was a lawsuit — litigation jihad, as evidenced by the participation of the Hamas-tied Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), designated a terror organization by the United Arab Emirates, in her suit. Hamas-CAIR pursues these “discrimination” lawsuits all around the country, pressing American workplaces to change the way they operate to accommodate Islamic norms. 
The goal is to establish and reinforce the principle that anywhere American cultural mores conflict with sharia, it is Americanism that has to give way. This is exactly the pattern that I meticulously document in my must-read primer, Stop the Islamization of America. 
And now the Supreme Court’s decision will ensure that there will be many more such cases, just as the mainstream media’s refusal to run Muhammad cartoons because Muslims kill over them only ensures that there will be more violent threats, more bloody demands for submission. 
Demands for accommodation result in…more demands. Take, for example, the Hertz company. Hertz bent over backwards to accommodate its Muslim workers: they have prayer rooms, prayer times, etc. They just didn’t want the Muslim workers leaving work to pray outside of scheduled break times. 
Mind you, they could easily pray before or after work, but no. This imposes Islam on everyone else – just as Samantha Elauf wanted to do at Abercrombie & Fitch by demanding that they change their dress code and give up their right to set the public tone of their own company. 
After the initial surrender on Hertz’s part, Muslim workers began suing Hertz, charging “Islamophobia.” Star Transport was sued for rightfully terminating two Muslims who refused to do their job. If these Muslim truck drivers didn’t want to deliver alcohol, then they shouldn’t have taken a job in which part of their duties would be to deliver alcohol. It’s that simple. 
A Muslim woman sued Children’s Hospital Boston after being fired for refusing to get a flu shot. If you don’t want to take the necessary steps to work in a hospital and adhere to the rules to insure the health of the public at large, then don’t work in a children’s hospital. 
A New Mexico Muslima sued Planet Fitness over its headgear safety rules. Obviously headgear is prohibited in this gym because it presents a safety hazard. But people’s safety be damned. This suit mirrored the melee that ensued at a New York Playland Park when park officials adhered to their safety rules in order to keep park attendees free from harm. Muslim visitors got angry that the park was enforcing its ban on headgear by prohibiting the women from wearing their traditional head coverings on some rides. 
A Muslim woman who worked as a hostess at a Disneyland restaurant sued Disney. Like Elauf, Imane Boudlal wore the hijab, but the garment violated Disney’s dress code. Disney offered up a compromise hat for her to wear, but Boudlal refused, of course. It wasn’t about hijab; otherwise the cute cowboy hat that Disneyland offered Boudlal would have been fine (everyone on the floor at Disney wears costumes). It was about imposing Islam on the secular marketplace. 
You’ll notice, big companies are always targeted. Hertz, Heinz, Target, Wal-Mart, Disney, and now Abercrombie & Fitch. Why? To set precedents. And in all these cases, the company bent over backwards to accommodate these demands. But that’s always taken as a sign of weakness, and accommodation gives way to more demands.
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Erdogan Says Armenians and Journalists are Representatives of Sedition


From Hurriyet:
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an has continued his salvoes against a number of his critics including journalists, Armenians and members of the LGBTI community ahead of the June 7 general elections, accusing them of supporting the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP). 
“Their biggest ally is Do?an Media. The Armenian lobby, homosexuals and those who believe in ‘Alevism without Ali’ – all these representatives of sedition are [the HDP’s] benefactors,” 
Erdogan said during an address to citizens in the eastern province of Bingöl on June 3. Speculation over whether the HDP, which focuses on the Kurdish issue, will be able to pass the 10 percent national election threshold is the key question that will determine how many seats the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) wins in parliament.
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Boston terror suspect not shot in back. ‘community leaders’ (black and muslim) admit the claims are false



Meanwhile, a stupid fucking Scuzlim leader says the video is inconclusive in a desperate attempt to manufacture nuance.



The Scuzlim probably thinks the Jews killed him.
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The Tone Deaf GOP

I like Ted Cruz. I see him as a man of principle.

But why did he do something as foolish as this?
Ted Cruz apologizes for Joe Biden joke

Washington (CNN)— Republican presidential contender Sen. Ted Cruz apologized for an ill-timed joke about Vice President Joe Biden Wednesday night.

While speaking at a GOP dinner in Michigan on Wednesday, Cruz delivered an oft-told stump speech line poking fun at Biden, mentioning his name and then saying, "You know the nice thing? You don't need a punchline," according to the Detroit News.

"Honestly, it works," Cruz said, according to the news report. "The next party you're at, just walk up to someone and say, 'Vice President Joe Biden' and just close your mouth. They will crack up laughing."

While the line is often well-received on his campaign trail, this time it fell flat. Biden's son, Beau, passed away from brain cancer on Saturday.
The GOP really is The Party of Stupid so much of the time!

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Are You a Biker? U.S. Government Has Declared You A Terrorist


From the Washington Post:
MSNBC correspondent Jeremy Lancaster sat down with government official Darrin Cornia to discuss recent rumors that have been in circulation in regard to registered motorcycle owners being placed on a classified FBI gang list. 
Darrin Cornia who currently holds a position within the National Security Branch of the government agreed to complete transparency prior to the interview with MSNBC’s Jeremy Lancaster and did remain direct and seemingly forthright throughout his conversation with Lancaster. 
After a few moments of introduction, Lancaster bluntly asked the following question,” Mr. Cornia, if I were to make the statement, all registered motorcycle owners are currently showing on a classified FBI gang list, would the statement be true or false? 
Cornia responded by saying, “That would be a true statement, the FBI has been collecting and compiling Department of Motor Vehicles and Drivers License Division records for the purpose of adding those that own motorcycles to a classified gang list since 1994.
When the government says I am their enemy, then I have become their enemy.

UPDATE - Will suggests the reason bikers are placed on the FBI Gang List is because Motorcycles generally do not have computer systems built-in, and thus are not trackable the way cars are.



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Usaamah Rahim, Jihadist Shot In Boston on June 2, 2015, Was Planning To Behead Pamela Geller

From CNN...


Boston shooting: Suspect plotted to behead Pamela Geller, sources say. Excerpt:
Geller drew national attention last month after an off-duty police officer working security thwarted an attack at her organization's contest for Prophet Mohammed drawings in Garland, Texas. She's president of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, which includes subsidiary programs Stop Islamization of America and Stop Islamization of Nations.

"They targeted me for violating Sharia blasphemy laws. They mean to kill everyone who doesn't do their bidding and abide by their law voluntarily," Geller told CNN's Erin Burnett after learning of the alleged plot.

"This is a showdown for American freedom. Will we stand against this savagery or bow down to them and silence ourselves?"

Geller said that she's had an "army of security" since last month's Texas incident.

"This is what is required just to show a cartoon in America, 2015," she said. "It's striking. It's devastating, and people need to understand what's at stake. I mean, if we surrender on this point, what will we surrender next?"
More HERE.

The drawing which must not be shown:

Art by Bosch Fawstin

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Why Arabs Hate Reading


From the New English Review:
Though little reliable research has been done on Arabic literacy, the little that has been done is quite clear in one regard. As Johns Hopkins researcher Niloofar Haeri concludes in her contribution to The Cambridge Handbook of Literacy (2009), throughout the Arab world educated people find reading very difficult, don’t like to do it, and do as little of it as possible—even the librarians. 
Why this uniformly strong dislike of reading? Haeri’s answer is that Arabic literature is written in “classical Arabic,” the archaic language of the Quran, which is stilted, difficult, and often unfamiliar to speakers of the many modern dialects of spoken or “street Arabic.” 
This may be true as far as it goes, but the argument that it’s the underlying obstacle to Arabic literacy is not persuasive. Similar gaps between written and spoken language (which are called “diglossias”) didn’t stop literacy from spreading in alphabetic cultures like that of Italy, where—to take a single example of this common historical process—written Latin was eventually replaced by written Italian. 
Diglossia, then, doesn’t explain why spoken Arabic dialects haven’t become written languages in their own right, with robust literary traditions and wide readerships of their own, the way spoken Italian did after authors such as Dante helped establish it. 
If you look up “writing” in the current Encyclopedia Britannica online, you’ll find an article by David Olson, a leading scholar of writing systems at the University of Toronto, where much of the most important research on literacy has been done over the past half century. 
Among the entry’s many interesting bits of information, one brief observation is easily overlooked: writing that has only consonants must be understood before it can be read, while writing that has both consonants and vowels reverses that process. 
With consonants alone, the consonants act as hints, but the reader has to fill in the missing vowel sounds, as in “Ll mn r crtd ql” or “Nc pn tm thr ws lttl prncss.” This seems easy enough, at first glance. With both consonants and vowels, on the other hand, you read it first and then go on to figure out what it means, as in “Look out the window and bring me the nail file.” 
In Olson’s academese, with consonantal writing “interpretation precedes decipherment,” while with alphabetic writing “decipherment precedes interpretation.” With a fine-tuned academic alertness to thin ideological ice, Olson deftly skates away from exploring the implications of this well-known fact. 
Nor is he alone in doing so. Only two kinds of consonantal writing are widely used today, Hebrew and Arabic, and both are considered sacred by their practitioners. So among scholars, there’s an unspoken and perhaps understandable reluctance to look closely at how—and at how well—they work when it comes to reading them, and especially to countenance that alphabetic writing might be easier to read.
GO READ THE WHOLE THING.
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Humpday Blues

Walter Trout and The Radicals
Live in Amsterdam


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Wednesday, June 03, 2015

The Imam Vs. Robert Spencer

On the June 2, 2015 edition of Hannity, the imam from the Islamic House of Wisdom in Dearborn Heights, Michigan, had a fit and refused to answer either Robert Spencer's or Sean Hannity's questions. Quite a display, I tell you.

The entire segment from that edition of Hannity:


If this imam is showing Islamic wisdom, who wants such wisdom?

Oh, I know who wants it! Shari'a-loving Muslims all over the world.

BTW, the Islamic House of Wisdom has posted the video front and center at the organization's Facebook page. That video is something of which to be proud?  One comment has been posted to that Facebook page:
Pretty difficult trying to get your point across when you have 2 people continuously not allowing you to get a word in edgewise. Don't bother doing an interview with FOX anymore it's their way or the highway. Totally unfair

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Hungary's Prime MInister: Mass Migration Threatens European Civilization - If It Continues, There is No Turning Back


Mass migration threatens European civilisation, Hungary’s controversial Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Tuesday.
“Today mass migration is taking place around the globe that could change the face of Europe’s civilisation. If that happens, that is irreversible,” Mr Orban said at a conference in honour of former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, who recently turned 85.
“There is no way back from a multicultural Europe. Neither to a Christian Europe, nor to the world of national cultures,” Mr Orban added.
He insisted that migration needs to be addressed seriously.
“If we make a mistake now, it will be forever,” Mr Orban, 52, said.
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CAIR Official Ahmad Saleem Arrested in Pedophile Sting


Ahmad Saleem is the Orlando Regional Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). He attended the University of Central Florida, where he was President of the Muslim Students Association. He laterbecame the MSA National Service Director before founding the Saleem Academy. 
Here’s his description on the Saleem Academy’s site (deleted following his arrest on pedophilia charges): 
Ahmad Saleem is a passionate community organizer and educator based in the sunny city of Orlando, FL. 
When he was in high school, he went through a lot of inner struggles, a big part of which were sparked due to a deep identity crisis that was partially sparked by the islamophobic climate in America post-911. 
Through the grace of The Most Generous and through many patient years of soul-searching, Ahmad not only was pulled out of those dark days of his life, but also transformed and was trained and blossomed into a promising community leader, activist, and teacher. 
Pakistani by origin, yet raised in America, he currently holds his Bachelors in Psychology, and has studied under scholars like Imam Tariq Rasheed, Sh. Abdullah Deeb, Sh. Ahmed Harara, Sh. Ibrahim Habash, Mufti Minhajuddin Ahmed, Mufti Ehzaz Ajmeri, Mufti Azeemuddin, Molana Noorudeen Ghauri, Molana Ihtiram, Sh Uthman Khan, & Qari Mohammed Fazl-ur-Rehman Ahsan Nadwi. 
He has partaken in Zaytuna, Almaghrib, and Bayyinah educational services as well as conducted his own seminars and teachings too. He looks up to Malcolm X and Shaykh Hamza Yusuf in the West and Salahudeen Ayubi and A’llamah Muhammad Iqbal in the East as role models. 
He has dedicated his life to God and to empowering others to God through God, and for Saleem Academy that translates into him and his team empowering Muslim Youth across the globe. Please pray for his success and the success of all the community servants of God around the world. 
Orlando Sentinel—Orlando community activist Ahmad Saleem drove to a Clermont-area house intending to meet a 12-year-old girl he had been chatting with online for sex in a vehicle with a specialty “Invest in Children” license plate, authorities said Tuesday. 
But when the door opened, there were no children in sight. Instead, detectives quickly brought Saleem to the ground and arrested him. Saleem, founder of the Saleem Academy, an organization dedicated to empowering Muslim youths globally, was one of the 101 people arrested in an undercover cybercrime prostitution and child-sex sting by the Lake and Polk county sheriff’s offices. 
[…]Notice that CAIR officials are trying to distance themselves from Saleem by claiming that he is no longer Orlando Regional Coordinator. These officials apparently think that by taking down Saleem’s page from their site, they can trick us into believing that Saleem “only worked there for a short time before abandoning his post.” However, a little detective work reveals the truth. 
A simple Google search shows that Saleem is still listed in search engines as a CAIR representative.
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Man Under Surveillance by Joint Terrorism Task Force - Also Happens to Be The Brother of a Prominent Imam - Shot Dead in Boston


Man Under Surveillance by Joint Terrorism Task Force - Also Happens to Be The Brother of a Prominent Imam -  Shot Dead in Boston

A man wielding a large, military-style knife came at police and FBI agents as they attempted to interview him in Boston early Tuesday, and was fatally shot only after he refused to drop the weapon, officials said. 
Usaamah Abdullah Rahim had been under 24-hour surveillance by the Boston Joint Terrorism Task Force, and a senior official told NBC News they were investigating whether the 26-year-old Boston man had become radicalized by ISIS-inspired social media messages and feared a terror plot was in the works. 
A second man from the Boston suburb of Everett was later taken into custody as officials conducted a related terrorism investigation, Boston police said Tuesday night. His name was not released. Rahim was stopped around 7 a.m. ET at a CVS parking lot in Boston's Roslindale neighborhood, FBI Special Agent in Charge Vincent Lisi said at an afternoon news conference. 
The officers wanted to interview him at the scene, but had no warrant for his arrest. The officers did not have their guns drawn, and Rahim pulled a knife out first, Boston Police Commissioner William Evans told reporters.
His scummy fucking Muslim Imam brother is trying to stir up shit, may he rest in hell with his "prophet"



There appears to be an arrest related to the shooting of the suspected Islamic State suspect in Boston today


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ISIS’ frightening arsenal


In a dusty outpost near the Kurdish-held northern city of Kirkuk, a Peshmerga commander recently displayed two weapons that show his enemy’s increasing adaptability on the battlefield. 
One was a scoped sniper rifle, customized and mounted on a welded steel platform and built to track targets by computer and fire by remote control. The other was a much different type of weapon – a truck reinforced with two-inch thick steel plates to ensure its load of explosives could crash through checkpoints and make it to its target before detonating.
The gun was operated attached to a computer by four long cables that controlled barrel elevation, gun rotation, the trigger and the camera. An operator could place the weapon at an elevated vantage point, and then hide out of sight while controlling the weapon via the computer screen like a lethal video game. 
Kerkuki said it was not clear who built the weapon or where it came from. Controls and labels on the wires were written in English, but the deadly innovation of the device led some to suspect it was built by Chechen fighters, who have poured in to join ISIS. " 
[ISIS] has all types of weapons, heavy machine guns, tanks," said Peshmerga Maj. Gen. Sirwan Barzani. "They are using high-tech (weaponry), and have the know-how from all over the world."
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Obama Astonishes


From the New York Post:
As the June 30 deadline for the Iran nuclear deal approaches, President Obama is putting all his cards on the table — by announcing he is keeping no cards in his hand. 
In an astonishing interview with Israel’s Channel 2, the president declared that “the best way to prevent Iran from having a nuclear weapon is a verifiable, tough, agreement. 
“A military solution will not fix it, even if the United States participates. It would temporarily slow down an Iranian nuclear program, but it would not eliminate it.” 
Why is this astonishing? Because Obama is publicly eliminating any American possibility that we will bomb Iran’s nuclear sites even if the deal in which he has invested so much collapses. 
Despite his declaration at a Washington synagogue last week that “Iran must not, under any circumstances, be allowed to get a nuclear weapon,” the president is in fact making it very clear Iran will go nuclear, and with his implicit assent. 
Period. 
Note that he has decided to eliminate the possibility of a military strike even though he has already indicated his deal will allow Iran to go nuclear in 2028.
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Carolyn Wonderland
I Live Alone With Someone



Judgement Day Blues



What Good Can Drinkin' Do


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Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Marz attacks organizer of anti-Islam rally in Phoenix, and finds a challenger to his views

Ron Marz's latest effort to cast doubt upon any sincerity he supposedly has includes attacks on organizers of a rally against Islamofascism in Arizona. For example, he posted:



Does he also consider the 9-11 Families for a Safe America "idiots"? Point: they could've organized a protest against the Phoenix mosque too, just like they did at Ground Zero nearly 5 years back, and what would he be saying about people whose beloved relatives were lost? And if the Phoenix organizer's family was threatened, how come he doesn't condemn any maniacs who might've threatened the guy?

But soon after Marz wrote those crude little spews, he was challenged by a guy who wonders if he can really discern hypocrisy:





So a man working as a professional writer has a problem with somebody who feels he's making terrible mistakes and wants to argue why? All he's hinting is that he's uncomfy with being challenged. Then, when asked what his opinion is on the Charlie Hebdo bloodbath, his reply was:

Does that happen to include writing about the contents of the Koran? Point: what Marz said above could also apply to people who write about what's wrong with the ideologies. He could easily have said the same about Robert Spencer, Raymond Ibrahim, Diana West, and even all the Jyllands-Posten cartoonists who drew Muhammed cartoons back in 2005. The question is: does Marz want anybody to call a spade a spade, or not?

Surprisingly enough, when the guy tells him he reads some of his work, he acted pretty fairly:


In that case, how come he didn't want to hear any arguments from GamerGate supporters, no matter how liberal or libertarian they are? He bragged some time ago about using the block option against the pro-GG crowd, and again, their politics don't seem to fascinate him. Assuming any GamerGate supporters actually did try speaking to him, because I once tried to find any who did, and didn't succeed. So I don't know what really happened.

He then says:

Does it also include the right to go up to the Temple Mount without being attacked by Islamofascists? Say, does it even include the right to show up at your school without being antagonized by Haredi crackpots? If all he cares about are people protesting Islamofascism, then he's not being very altruistic.
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Have Progressives Adopted a Metaphorical Nomenclature As a Communications Strategy?


One begins to wonder if they are talking in a secret code language.



Global progressives have highjacked political nomenclature to mean whatever-the-hell they want it to mean.

Here in the US, the current occupant of the oval office has clearly stated 'his' primary concern for this nation is "global climate change"/"global warming" leading most to simply assume he's referring to the weather.

Considering his affiliation with Bill Ayers/Dorn who were "the
weather underground"...his/their interpretation of
'weather'/'climate' may have more to do with social issues
 than with any assumed preoccupation with
temperature/cloud cover/precipitation/tide/moon phases.

Perhaps it's time to revisit the 'progressive' interpretation of this political language as it applies to coincidental events like Ferguson, Baltimore, Philadelphia, etc.:

Severe weather? Riots, plunder, pillage, arson, murder

Rising temperatures/global warming? Social agitators, community organizers stirring trouble with violence-prone-rent-a-thug-mobs

Climate Change? Social justice in the form of anti-law enforcement, white privilege

Rising Tides/floods? Open borders, deportation recidivism, government induced hijrah

Is it merely a coincidence the ME exploded in what this administration
identified as the "Arab Spring? or the "Fall" of (the hard fought for) Iraq?

IF I may quote from MC in Sderot/via Gatesofvienna:

"There is now a controlling influence in the world such as has
never been before. Disparate governments move with a singleness and timing of common purpose. The international media are all singing from the same hymn sheet."

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FBI behind mysterious surveillance aircraft over cities


From the AP:
WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is operating a small air force with scores of low-flying planes across the country carrying video and, at times, cellphone surveillance technology — all hidden behind fictitious companies that are fronts for the government, The Associated Press has learned. 
The planes' surveillance equipment is generally used without a judge's approval, and the FBI said the flights are used for specific, ongoing investigations. In a recent 30-day period, the agency flew above more than 30 cities in 11 states across the country, an AP review found. 
Aerial surveillance represents a changing frontier for law enforcement, providing what the government maintains is an important tool in criminal, terrorism or intelligence probes. 
But the program raises questions about whether there should be updated policies protecting civil liberties as new technologies pose intrusive opportunities for government spying. 
U.S. law enforcement officials confirmed for the first time the wide-scale use of the aircraft, which the AP traced to at least 13 fake companies, such as FVX Research, KQM Aviation, NBR Aviation and PXW Services. 
Even basic aspects of the program are withheld from the public in censored versions of official reports from the Justice Department's inspector general. "The FBI's aviation program is not secret," spokesman Christopher Allen said in a statement. 
"Specific aircraft and their capabilities are protected for operational security purposes." Allen added that the FBI's planes "are not equipped, designed or used for bulk collection activities or mass surveillance." 
But the planes can capture video of unrelated criminal activity on the ground that could be handed over for prosecutions. Some of the aircraft can also be equipped with technology that can identify thousands of people below through the cellphones they carry, even if they're not making a call or in public. 
Officials said that practice, which mimics cell towers and gets phones to reveal basic subscriber information, is rare. Details confirmed by the FBI track closely with published reports since at least 2003 that a government surveillance program might be behind suspicious-looking planes slowly circling neighborhoods. 
The AP traced at least 50 aircraft back to the FBI, and identified more than 100 flights since late April orbiting both major cities and rural areas. 
One of the planes, photographed in flight last week by the AP in northern Virginia, bristled with unusual antennas under its fuselage and a camera on its left side. A federal budget document from 2010 mentioned at least 115 planes, including 90 Cessna aircraft, in the FBI's surveillance fleet.
Why are they hiding what they are doing if they aren't doing anything wrong?
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