In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful
=== News Update ===
The ugly face of West Media
The other kind of terror – christian busted for trying to blow up congress- gets 30 years- no media coverage
Imagine, for a moment, what would have happened if a Muslim extremist with an apparent hatred of the American government had been apprehended in, say, Tennessee, and charged with plotting to blow up Congress with a briefcase bomb.
Do you suppose that the case would then be relegated to the back pages of the local papers? Do you suppose it would go unmentioned by the 101st Keyboard Kommandos in their ever-vigilant search for proof that the War on Terror is right here in our midst?
Of course not. You can be certain Fox News would have splashed the case across its broadcasts, and Michelle Malkin and Little Green Footballs would have been all over it.
Now consider the case of Demetrius “Van” Crocker, who just happens to be a white right-wing extremist.
Of course, this story is not even on the front page of the Jackson paper, so I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for any Fox coverage, either.
In U.S., fear and distrust of Muslims runs deep
“I can’t believe any of you are sick enough to have agreed for one second with anything I said,” he told his audience on the AM station 630 WMAL (http://www.wmal.com/), which covers Washington, Northern Virginia and Maryland
Pope ‘obstructed’ sex abuse inquiry
Benedict named as defendant in Texas sex abuse lawsuit; lawyers seek immunity
DICTATORSHIP : Travel only if you don’t mind being seen NAKED
For people who HAVE to travel, get used to it; you WILL be seen naked by some anonymous pervert at the TSA.
But the real damage will be to tourism. What family on vacation will want to come to the US now, knowing that at every airport, they are electronically forced to strip before the eyes of strangers.
And what investors will come to the US to start a business here, when they have to be so humiliated at the airports?
The Lessons of Iraq, Gates-style
So, let’s see if we can get this straight: With hindsight, his lesson would be that, in the next Iraq-style invasion and occupation, we should focus more on that “post-major combat phase” – a nice phrase that resonates with our President’s famed “mission accomplished” moment on May 1, 2003 aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln, when he announced that “major combat operations in Iraq have ended.”
Is President Bush Sane?
Bush’s astonishing determination to deny Iraq reality was made the same day that the US-installed Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki and US puppet King Abdullah II of Jordan abruptly cancelled a meeting with Bush after Bush was already in route to Jordan on Air Force One. Bush could not meet with Maliki in Iraq, because violence in Baghdad is out of control. For security reasons, the US Secret Service would not allow President Bush to go to Iraq, where he is “building a stable democracy.”
Bush made his astonishing statement in the face of news leaks of the Iraq Study Group’s call for a withdrawal of all US combat forces from Iraq.
Repeating The Mistake, Intentionally!
If a civil war were to happen in Iraq, “our Sunni brothers will be the ones to lose the most.” That’s what Abdul Aziz al-Hakim, leader of the most powerful criminal group in Iraq, The Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq, said last week. What a powerful, full of hidden and obvious meaning sentence that was. I wonder how many hours or days he had to think about it to make it as smooth as it sounded when he said it. Now we turned into a new era in Iraq. It is time to go public and threaten each other. Because you know what, the Unite States is, again, backing this up (…) Why when the poisonous turbaned snake, Hakim, publicly threatened his “brothers” the Sunnis, the government did not oppose? Why did not the devil-Mullah’s speech get enough publicity in Iraq to give an idea what one of the country’s most powerful terrorist wants to turn Iraq into? What was a total strange coincidence is that what Hakim said came just a few days before the White House leaked information about what the administration intended to do next: Back the Shiites and Kurds, who make about 80% of Iraq’s population, because that’s who you should care about. And leave the Sunnis to themselves and to the mercy of the Shiites…
George Bush is being widely quoted as having said after meeting Iraqi Primi Minister Maliki yesterday. “One of his frustrations with me is that he believes we’ve been slow about giving him the tools necessary to protect the Iraqi people.” Bush didn’t elaborate on what those “tools” might be, nor has any of the news coverage I’ve watched so far, but surely it isn’t merely “training” which A) doesn’t qualify as a “tool”, and B) has been the alleged centerpiece of the U.S. “exit strategy” for several years now. No, as I’ve been writing for a year and a half, I’m guessing the “tools” that Maliki was referring to are the planes and tanks he really needs to emulate the American “success” against the resistance, tools that the U.S. has not only been “slow” about giving the Iraqis, but tools that there isn’t a chance in hell they’re ever going to give to them. Heck, as we just learned a few weeks ago, the U.S. isn’t even supplying armored Humvees to the Iraqi forces, much less tanks and planes…
Roadside Bomb Blast in Iraq Kills Kentucky Soldier
Hartselle (AL) Soldier Dies in Iraq
Mobile (AL) Soldier Killed in Iraq
Paratrooper From Decatur (GA) Killed in Iraq
Austin (TX) Family Mourns the Loss of Marine in Iraq
Springfield (VA) Marine Dies in Iraq
Dickinson (MI) Soldier Killed in Iraq on Thanksgiving Day
Panhandle Marine (TX) Killed in Iraq
Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Friday, 1 December 2006.
- Family of accused “Baghdad sniper” says son has limited vision.
- Resistance bomb reportedly kills US soldier in western Baghdad.
- Resistance sharpshooter reportedly kills US soldier in Tall ‘Afar.
- Resistance pounds US base in eastern al-Fallujah with fiercest barrage in months.
- US forces arrest 85 in massive nighttime raids in al-Fallujah.
- US troops round up 30 participants in funeral for Resistance fighter near Samarra’ Friday evening.
- US cancels Friday prayers in Samarra’ as curfew tightens on second day.
Time is on the Taliban’s side Time is on the Taliban’s side
US President George W Bush failed to achieve twin objectives of fewer restrictions and more troops for Afghanistan at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit in Riga this week, shifting focus back to Iraq, where he refuses to draw down military forces. The implicit message to Taliban insurgents and their backers: time can erode an already faltering alliance in the long run.
You cannot control the battlefield (read: the entire country) from the air if you cannot control it from the ground, which NATO troops are proving increasingly incapable of doing.
And one possible approach here is for the Taliban to be recognized as a legitimate force in the country, and included politically.
UN suggests israel PAY for its crimes
A United Nations human rights inquiry said on Friday that Israel should be made to pay compensation for damage caused by its month-long war in Lebanon, especially losses incurred by civilians.
It suggested setting up an international compensation programme similar to the one which has paid out billions of dollars to cover losses due to Iraq’s 1990-91 invasion and occupation of Kuwait.
“Oooh, Veto. VETO! VEEEEEETOH! Veto, veto, veto,vetovetovetovetovetovetovetovetovetoveto! VETO!” — Official White Horse Souse
New UN resolutions back Palestinian right to a state
The General Assembly approved Friday night six pro-Palestinian resolutions over U.S. and Israeli objections, culminating in the world body’s declaration of backing the Palestinians’ right to an independent state.
Israeli WMD ( Weapons of Mass Destruction in the Middle East )
Israeli Weapons of Mass Destruction Capabilities and Programs Nuclear * Sophisticated nuclear weapons program with an estimated 100-200 weapons, which can be delivered by ballistic missiles or aircraft. * Nuclear arsenal may include thermonuclear weapons. * IRR-2 40-150MW heavy water reactor and plutonium processing facility at Dimona, which are not under IAEA safeguards. * IRR-1 5MW research reactor at Soreq, under IAEA safeguards. * Not a signatory of the NPT; signed the CTBT on 9/25/96…
FBI taps cell phone mic as eavesdropping tool
mobile providers can “remotely install a piece of software on to any handset, without the owner’s knowledge, which will activate the microphone even when its owner is not making a call.”
Police admit planting evidence
A Huntington Beach police officer’s exoneration for planting a loaded gun in a suspect’s car has led to the revelation that police routinely plant evidence in unsuspecting civilians’ vehicles for training exercises.
Nike+ IPod = Surveillance
A report from four University of Washington researchers to be released Thursday reveals that security flaws in the new RFID-powered device from Nike and Apple make it easy for tech-savvy stalkers, thieves and corporations to track your movements. With just a few hundred dollars and a little know-how, someone could even plot your running routes on a Google map without your knowledge.
BECAUSE YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO KNOW