Sunday, July 31, 2011

New Offensive By Syrian Troops Against Protesters Kills 95 Civilians, Tanks Roll Into Hama


Since President Barack Hussein Obama has decided to ignore the hundreds, if not thousands, of Syrian civilians who have been killed by President Assad's forces in trying to put down the uprising in Syria, I guess I'll have to pick up the slack and try to keep the atrocities in front of the people. I find it interesting that Obama made such an impassioned appeal for humanity in Libya yet he seems to relish in the fact that over 100 times as many people have died in Syria. I've said it before, there is an unholy hidden alliance between Hussein Obama and the mullah regime in Iran and hopefully, the exact details of that alliance will surface.

From the report at The Telegraph on the latest bloody suppression in Syria:

On one of the bloodiest days of retribution since protests against the Syrian leader erupted in March, up to 95 people were killed in Hama alone. Dozens more were feared dead in other restive cities.

For nearly a month the security forces had laid siege to Hama, sealing off access roads into the central Syrian city in an attempt to isolate its fractious inhabitants from the rest of the country.

But with perhaps half of the city's 700,000-strong population regularly taking to the streets to demand the regime's downfall, the security forces chose to resort once more to bloodshed.

Just before dawn, tanks and armoured vehicles crossed the Orontes River and advanced into the centre of the city, leaving crushed barricades and corpses in their wake.

Now, this kind of ruthless suppression of the people by Assad is in his blood - his Daddy did the same thing years ago when he was in power. What is different this time is the fact that this Assad isn't having much luck. In most countries where you see this kind of totalitarian suppression by use of military and security forces firepower, the end comes pretty quickly, but in Syria today, we are seeing this go on and on and on.

But, in defense of our American President, we are seeing the same pattern from him that we have seen for nearly three years...a crisis arises (like Libya), he reacts, and then he moves on to something else and the crisis is apparently no longer a crisis and it all just fades away from public scrutiny. This is a reflection of Obama's experience as a community organizer - these organizers make their living by moving from neighborhood to neighborhood - they raise the hackles in one spot, incite the people and lay out a general plan of attack and then they move on to the next...they never go back to the first to see what happened - it's all about getting as many fires started in as many places as possible.




Syria: dozens dead as Assad troops launch major tank offensive


On one of the bloodiest days of retribution since protests against the Syrian leader erupted in March, up to 95 people were killed in Hama alone. Dozens more were feared dead in other restive cities.

For nearly a month the security forces had laid siege to Hama, sealing off access roads into the central Syrian city in an attempt to isolate its fractious inhabitants from the rest of the country.

But with perhaps half of the city's 700,000-strong population regularly taking to the streets to demand the regime's downfall, the security forces chose to resort once more to bloodshed.

Just before dawn, tanks and armoured vehicles crossed the Orontes River and advanced into the centre of the city, leaving crushed barricades and corpses in their wake.

As day broke, the city's skyline seemed almost entirely shrouded with smoke.

Mosque loudspeakers calling the faithful to prayer and urging them to remain steadfast were almost drowned out by the relentless cacophony of gunfire and exploding tank shells.

"It is a massacre," said one resident. "We don't know how many are dead because there are so many bodies on the streets that we cannot collect because it is so dangerous. They do not care who they are shooting."

But in a city still scarred by the memories of 1982, when some 20,000 people were killed during the brutal suppression of an Islamist uprising against Mr Assad's father and predecessor, the mood was still one of overwhelming defiance.

Huddled in the lee of buildings as shells exploded nearby, small groups of protesters chanted "God is Great" and "Like father, like son!"

Some attacked the advancing tanks with firebombs, stones and even sticks – but unlike other cities, there seemed to be no immediate evidence that any of the protesters had armed themselves.

Others crept out onto rooftops and balconies to film the shooting on their mobile telephones, braving the risk of snipers who frequently target Syria's amateur cameramen. At least one man appeared to have been shot and wounded, his footage showing his telephone tumbling to the ground and then cutting out.

There were scenes of pandemonium at the city's Badr hospital. Amateur video footage showed overwhelmed doctors performing simultaneous operations on wounded protesters.

Shrouded in white sheets, the dead had been lain out on bloodstained floors.

Some of the corpses were missing most of their heads – or large chunks from their torsos – injuries so grotesque they can only have been caused by anti-aircraft guns or weapons of similar calibre.

The carnage was played out on a smaller scale in other parts of the country, with 19 fatalities reported in the eastern city of Deir al-Zour and two more in the southern province of Daraa, where the uprising first began, bringing the opposition's countrywide death toll to nearly 120.

The ferocity of the military campaign suggested that the regime was intent on sending a chilling message to the protest movement ahead of Ramadan. The government fears that the holy month could see even larger demonstrations than in the past as worshippers gather in mosques in greater numbers than normal.

"Assad is running scared," one Syrian opposition activist said. "No matter what he's done, no matter how brutal he has been, people keep coming on to the streets in bigger and bigger numbers.

"Today has been all about intimidation, but it will not work. Time is running out for the regime, and they know it."

The scale and timing of Sunday's military operations brought swift international condemnation, led by William Hague, the Foreign Secretary.

"I am appalled by the reports that the Syrian security forces have stormed Hama with tanks and other heavy weapons this morning, killing dozens of people," he said.

"Such action against civilians who have been protesting in large numbers in the city for a number of weeks has no justification. The attacks are all the more shocking on the eve of the Muslim holy month."

But the Syrian government shrugged off the criticism, saying it was involved in an operation to "end chaos" in Hama. It also claimed that two government soldiers had been killed by the protesters.

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Taliban Suicide Car Bomber Hits Police Station In Helmand Province, 11 Dead

Smoke and flames light up from the police chief's office after a suicide car bombing in the southern city of Lashkar Gah in Helmand province on July 31, 2011. - AFP Photo


This morning, a Taliban suicide bomber was able to navigate his car into close proximity of a police station in Lashkar Gah which is in Helmand province and when that car was detonated, 11 policemen were killed in the attack.

From the report at DAWN:

A suicide bomber struck Sunday at the gate of the police headquarters in Lashkar Gah in southern Afghanistan, killing at least 11 people in a city where Afghans have recently taken control of security.

The blast, which ripped a gaping hole in the station compound’s wall, also wounded as least 12 people, said Helmand provincial spokesman Daoud Ahmadi. He said the dead included 10 police officers and one child.

People at the site said they saw a police vehicle on fire at the gate. Ahmadi said a suicide bomber apparently drove a car between two police vehicles at the entrance and then set detonated the explosives.

Taliban spokesman Qari Yousef Ahmadi claimed responsibility for the attack.

It has been less than two weeks since Lashkar Gah was formally handed over to Afghan control in the first stage of a plan to have all of Afghanistan under the oversight of Afghan security forces by the end of 2014. It is the capital city of a province that has been a stronghold for the insurgency and where US Marines have surged in over the past year to try to turn back the Taliban.


Obviously, the al Qaeda influence in these attacks by the Taliban is indisputable - the favorite tactic of al Qaeda has always been police headquarters and police recruiting stations in any locale that al Qaeda is involved in fighting. Now, we've heard so-called experts say that there are very few al Qaeda still in Afghanistan - first off, I dispute that but let's just say it is true...well, with the Taliban operating JUST LIKE al Qaeda what difference does it make?

If there are 500 al Qaeda in Afghanistan and 10,000 Taliban in Afghanistan but the 10,000 Taliban are operating under the same tactics as al Qaeda, aren't there 10,500 "al Qaeda" in Afghanistan?




Bomb kills 11 at police HQ in southern Afghanistan


KANDAHAR: A suicide bomber struck Sunday at the gate of the police headquarters in Lashkar Gah in southern Afghanistan, killing at least 11 people in a city where Afghans have recently taken control of security.

The blast, which ripped a gaping hole in the station compound’s wall, also wounded as least 12 people, said Helmand provincial spokesman Daoud Ahmadi. He said the dead included 10 police officers and one child.

People at the site said they saw a police vehicle on fire at the gate. Ahmadi said a suicide bomber apparently drove a car between two police vehicles at the entrance and then set detonated the explosives.

Taliban spokesman Qari Yousef Ahmadi claimed responsibility for the attack.

It has been less than two weeks since Lashkar Gah was formally handed over to Afghan control in the first stage of a plan to have all of Afghanistan under the oversight of Afghan security forces by the end of 2014. It is the capital city of a province that has been a stronghold for the insurgency and where US Marines have surged in over the past year to try to turn back the Taliban.

The attack comes as Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, tours Afghanistan for a second day. He has been meeting with military commanders and troops in the south, a region that has been rocked by violence and suicide attacks in recent weeks. Mullen visited a base outside the southern city of Kandahar on Sunday morning.

In the east, meanwhile, an international service member was killed in a pre-dawn bomb attack, according to a Nato forces statement.

The statement did not provide further details on Sunday’s attack, nor the nationality of the dead.

At least 48 international service members have been killed in Afghanistan in July, including the latest death.

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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Al Qaeda In Arabian Peninsula Call For the Assassination of Saudi Arabia's Rulers


'King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz and his crown prince, his interior minister and his son Mohammed, are considered by us to be apostates and must be killed,' said Qassim al-Rimi Photo: AFP


Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (Al Qaeda in Yemen) has announced that they are advocating the assassination of Saudi Arabia's rulers as "apostates." Hmmm...I guess there are a LOT of apostates when it comes to the rules and standards of al Qaeda.

Saudi's rulers find themselves in a bit of hot water lately as they continue to be targets of al Qaeda and at the same time, they have the nutcase Shia regime in Iran that is giving them all kinds of security fits.

You talk about walking a fine line - there are days when the Saudis find themselves siding more with the Israelis than with anyone else in the Arab world.

The story is from The Telegraph.



Al-Qaeda head in Yemen calls for killing of Saudi rulers


"To the scholars ... of the family of Saud ... I say to you, your King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz and his crown prince, his interior minister and his son Mohammed, are considered by us to be apostates and must be killed," said Qassim al-Rimi.

In the almost seven-minute tape, the al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula commander said Saudi authorities had arrested a group of women who had protested outside the interior ministry on February 5 to call for the release of relatives.

"In the north of the country and its south there are wounded women who are requesting the release of their sons and daughters from the prisons of oppression," said Rimi, according to the English translation provided by SITE.

Saudi authorities "tricked them by putting them into buses in order to meet the criminal (Deputy Interior Minister Prince) Mohammed bin Nayef in order to release their captives, then they dragged them to prisons to remain there for more than 10 days," he said.

Witnesses said in February that women, men and children asked to meet with ministry officials to call for the release of family members.

Those detained were arrested in 2003-2004 at the height of a security sweep against al-Qaeda suspects during a wave of attacks on oil installations and foreign targets in the Gulf kingdom.

"Here we say to our sisters and mothers, we promise you that we will achieve victory for your chastity and purity, and that any hand that was extended at you should be cut off," said Rimi.

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Bad News In Turkey - All Military Chiefs Resign In Protest Over Radical Islamic Governmental Regime

General Isik Kosaner lasted just under one year as Turkey's overall military chief


You know, there's always been a line of defense in Turkey that has held back the potential of a Iranian-style Islamic theocratic regime becoming totalitarian there and that is the highly secular military in the country. The Turkish military has always been charged with enforcing the secular constitution of Turkey. Well, after the Islamic party, AK, took over the reins of the country and since radical Prime Minister Erdogan have decided to take the country down the radical islamic road, the military has been under attack and now, after the latest bout of division and controversy, the head of all military in Turkey along with the heads of the army, navy and air force have all resigned.

From the report at the BBC:

The chief of the Turkish armed forces, Isik Kosaner, has resigned along with the army, navy and air force heads.

They were furious about the arrest of senior officers, accused of plotting, shortly before a round of military promotions.

A series of meetings between General Kosaner and PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan failed to resolve their differences.

Turkish President Abdullah Gul moved quickly to appoint General Necdet Ozel as the new army chief.

Gen Ozel is widely expected to be swiftly elevated to chief of the general staff in place of Gen Kosaner. Tradition dictates that only the head of the army can take over the top job.

There has been a history of tension between the secularist military and the governing AK party, with the two sides engaged in a war of words for the past two years over allegations that parts of the military had been plotting a coup.

What hangs in the balance here, folks, is quite literally Middle East peace. We have seen the tendency of Erdogan to side with radical islamic and terrorist elements in the Middle East but all along there is a Turkish military that forces Erdogan to look over his shoulder. Well, with these strong leaders now out of the picture, I'm afraid we might see some figureheads put in place that will look the other way.

Turkey has been teetering for months and months. This could very well be the point in time where the AK party decides to push their idea of a radical theocracy to the limits.



Turkey: Military chiefs resign en masse


The chief of the Turkish armed forces, Isik Kosaner, has resigned along with the army, navy and air force heads.

They were furious about the arrest of senior officers, accused of plotting, shortly before a round of military promotions.

A series of meetings between General Kosaner and PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan failed to resolve their differences.

Turkish President Abdullah Gul moved quickly to appoint General Necdet Ozel as the new army chief.

Gen Ozel is widely expected to be swiftly elevated to chief of the general staff in place of Gen Kosaner. Tradition dictates that only the head of the army can take over the top job.

There has been a history of tension between the secularist military and the governing AK party, with the two sides engaged in a war of words for the past two years over allegations that parts of the military had been plotting a coup.

Investigations into those allegations, known as the "Sledgehammer" conspiracy - appear to be the root cause of today's resignations, says the BBC's correspondent in Istanbul, with the senior military wanting to go ahead with scheduled annual promotions for some of the officers implicated - and the government refusing.

The Supreme Military Council, which will decide on promotions, is scheduled for next week.

The government says the top brass asked to retire.

But Gen Kosaner portrayed his resignation as a protest at the jailing of military officers in a variety of court cases.

"It has become impossible for me to continue in this high office, because I am unable to fulfil my responsibility to protect the rights of my personnel as the chief of general staff," Gen Kosaner told the Hurriyet news group.
'Sledgehammer'

Gen Kosaner and his senior commanders quit just hours after a court charged 22 suspects, including several generals and officers, with carrying out an internet campaign to undermine the government.

This case is the latest element of the protracted 'Sledgehammer' controversy - a coup plan allegedly presented at an army seminar in 2003.

Seventeen generals and admirals currently in line for promotion were among those jailed in the Sledgehammer prosecutions. Altogether nearly 200 officers were charged with conspiracy.

Twenty-eight servicemen will go on trial next month.

Gen Kosaner was appointed overall head of the Turkish armed forces just a year ago.

His appointment followed a period of intense friction between the government and the military over the Sledgehammer controversy.

At that point, the politicians vetoed the army's original choice for joint chief, Gen Hasan Igsiz, because he was implicated in the alleged plot.
Nato no comment

It reportedly involved plans to bomb mosques and provoke tensions with Greece, in order to spark political chaos and justify a military takeover.

The defendants have argued that the plot was a just theoretical scenario to help them plan for potential political unrest.

The dramatic mass resignation has particular resonance in Turkey, which endured a series of military coups from 1960 to 1980.

In 1997, an army-led campaign forced the resignation of the country's first Islamist-led government.

The joint resignation of military chiefs is thought to be unprecedented in Turkey, which is a Nato member.

In Brussels, a Nato spokeswoman declined to comment on the resignations.

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Former Obama Intelligence Head, Dennis Blair, Says America Should End Drone Strikes, Questions War on Terror


Okay, first thing I need to point out here is that former director of national intelligence under Obama, Dennis Blair, was forced to resign by the dufus that hired him, Obama, because he wanted to set up some far-fetched intelligence coalition with France. Anyway, bottom line of my mentioning it is that it's just another example of Barack Hussein Obama making horseshit choices in key leadership and strategic positions.

Anyway, Blair was fired last year but now is coming out with all of this "sage" advice about our anti-terror and Afghanistan War efforts.

Blair thinks that the drone attacks in Pakistan hurt the feelings of the Pakistanis, he thinks there are 4,000 islamic terrorists in the whole world, and basically thinks it's wayyyy too much money for us to be spending to protect America from terrorists. In other words, it appears that Blair would like to stick daisies in the AK-47's of the Taliban, let the Taliban move freely between Afghanistan and Pakistan and basically forget about al Qaeda in the world because there just aren't that many of them.

This is the kind of guy Obama trusted with one of the highest security positions in the country. Sure he fired his ass but where was the vetting of this man?

The story is at Dawn.




Stop Drone Strikes: Former Intel Chief


ASPEN: Former US intelligence chief Dennis Blair said Friday the US should stop its drone campaign in Pakistan, and reconsider the $80 billion a year it spends to fight terrorism.

Speaking at the Aspen Security Forum, Blair said the CIA’s unmanned aircraft operation aimed at al-Qaida is backfiring by damaging the US-Pakistan relationship.

The former director of national intelligence suggests giving Pakistan more say in what gets hit by drone strikes and when, despite Pakistan’s record of tipping off militants when it gets advance word of US action.

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, who previously headed the CIA, has lauded the drone campaign as a key tool to take out al-Qaida and other militants in Pakistan’s tribal areas.

Strikes, which have more than tripled year-to-year under the Obama administration, are done with tacit Pakistani assent, though publicly, Pakistani officials decry the hits.

That tension has grown worse after the US unilateral raid into Pakistan May 2 to kill al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, and an earlier incident in January, when a CIA contractor was held for killing two Pakistani men in Lahore that he said were trying to rob him.

Blair said the continuing drone strikes are more of a nuisance than a real threat to al-Qaida, and that only a ground campaign by Pakistan would truly threaten it and other militant organizations.

”It can sustain its level of resistance to an air-only campaign,” he said.

The retired admiral also suggested cutting the cost of hunting terrorists by relying more on local forces in places like Yemen and Somalia.

The US is already working with indigenous forces in both countries, but also sustains a large and expensive offshore presence aboard a ship off the Yemeni coast, as well as flying armed and observation drones from Djibouti and other sites in the region.

He estimated that there are some 4,000 terrorists worldwide, and a budget of some $80 billion devoted to fighting them, a figure he said did not include the wars of Afghanistan or Iraq.

”That’s $20 million for each of these people … Is that proportionate?” he asked.

He pointed out that 17 Americans have been killed inside the US by terrorists in the decade since Sept. 11, including the 14 killed in the Ft. Hood massacre, while car accidents and daily crime combined have killed some 1.5 million people during the same 10 years.

”What is it that justifies this amount of money on this narrow problem?” he asked.

Blair, who was forced to resign by the Obama administration, says the White House undermined his authority as director of national intelligence by siding with the CIA, instead of telling it to listen to him.

”They sided enough with the CIA in ways that were public enough that it undercut my position,” Blair said.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Fort Hood Targeted for Second Terrorist Attack


A U.S. Army private was arrested Wednesday in possession of explosive material which officials fear may have been part of a plan to launch another attack on the Fort Hood Army base in Texas.
The serviceman, identified by the FBI as Pvt. Naser Jason Abdo, 21, was taken into custody by the Killeen Police Department near Fort Hood after the owners of a local ammunition store, Guns Galore, alerted the police to Abdo’s “suspicious” behavior in the store.
Abdo reportedly told law enforcement that the goal of his planned attack was to “get even.”
“I would classify it as a terror plot,” Killeen Police Chief Dennis Baldwin told reporters in an afternoon briefing.
After only one year in the army, Abdo reportedly realized he could not kill fellow Muslims and applied for conscientious objector status, preventing deployments to Iraq or Afghanistan.
“A Muslim is not allowed to participate in an Islamicly unjust war,” he said in an interview with ABC News last August. In a separate statement he said that he did not “believe I can involve myself in an army that wages war against Muslims. I don’t believe I could sleep at night if I take part, in any way, in the killing of a Muslim…”
Similar sentiments were expressed by Nidal Hasan, an Army psychiatrist charged with killing 13 people at Fort Hood in November 2009. Hasan had told classmates that he considered himself to be “a Muslim first and an American second” and he was found to have had email interaction with American-born al-Qaida cleric Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen.
Awlaki hailed Hasan after the shooting, calling him “a man of conscience who could not bear living the contradiction of being a Muslim and serving in an army that is fighting against his own people.”
One report indicates Abdo hoped to follow-up Hasan’s attack by bombing a restaurant off the base that was popular with personnel stationed there.
Abdo was based at Fort Campbell, Ky. with the 101st Airborne Division. In June, 2010, after only one year in the army, Abdo applied for conscientious objector status on religious grounds before his first deployment to Afghanistan. Though initially denied by his superiors at Ft. Campbell, the objector status was ultimately granted to Abdo in June by the Assistant Deputy Secretary of the Army review board. But that was put on hold soon after when he was charged with possession of child pornography and he went AWOL on July 4th weekend.
In an online posting, Abdo claimed his arrest was in retaliation for his conscientious objector status.
“It has been nearly 10 months since the investigation started, he said in a June 23 Islampolicy article, “and I am only now being charged with child pornography when my C.O. claim is approved. I think that all sounds pretty fishy.”
The army’s decision to grant conscientious objector status was blasted by the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD). In a statement, the group called Abdo a traitor with an interpretation of Islam that “is dangerous and part of radical Islam globally.”
“Abdo’s obsession with Islamophobia is the same logic that drove the murderous rampage of Maj Nidal Hasan on Nov. 5, 2009 at Fort Hood,” AIFD President and Navy veteran Zuhdi Jasser said in the statement. “Abdo’s adherence to the global Islamist ideology above his American loyalty runs to the core of what we Muslims need to fight in real counterterrorism.”
According to the congressman whose district includes Fort Hood, Abdo told FBI agents that he was “planning an attack on Fort Hood.”
Rep. John Carter, R-Round Rock, credited “quick action by a Texas gun dealer” in helping prevent “a repeat of the tragic 2009 radical Islamic attack on our nation’s largest military installation.”
The gun dealer, Greg Ebert, told the police that he was “concerned with the quantity of his [Abdo's] request and his general demeanor.” Ebert added, “There was clearly something wrong with him.”
Abdo allegedly went into the store requesting gunpowder and “reloading options.” After asking about 40-caliber ammunition, he bought three boxes of 12-gauge ammunition and a magazine for a pistol. Abdo paid in cash and then left in a cab.
FBI agents searching his hotel room later reportedly found gunpowder, shotgun shells, a pressure cooker, 18 pounds of sugar and ammunition. FBI Special Agent Eric Vasys said that Abdo “had some components which could be considered bomb-making materials.” Abdo also purchased an Army uniform with Fort Hood patches from a local surplus store.
CNN reports that “Islamic extremist literature” was found in his backpack.
Related Topics: Homegrown Terror

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Classic Al Qaeda in Iraq Suicide Bomber Attack Kills 15 In Tikrit


Once again we are reminded of a classic prototype of how al Qaeda in Iraq performs suicide bombing attacks, as in Tikrit, Iraq, two bombers attacked a police gathering. The first bomber infiltrated the policemen and security forces and detonated his suicide belt killing a number of the targets...and then, when emergency aid crews and more police arrived to assist, the second bomber set off his belt and killed even more. It's how al Qaeda works.

From the report at The Long War Journal:

A pair of suicide bombers, presumably from al Qaeda in Iraq, carried out a complex attack against Iraqi troops in Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit. The first suicide bomber detonated amongst a crowd of Iraqi policemen and soldiers waiting to get their paychecks, and the second bomber struck as rescue teams aided those wounded in the initial attack. From Reuters:

One suicide bomber detonated his explosives among officers who were gathered outside the Rafidain bank in the center of Tikrit, 150 km (95 miles) north of Baghdad, and moments later another blew up a car when emergency workers arrived, police said.

"Just a few minutes after I entered I heard a huge explosion, we ran outside to see what was happening, I saw bodies and the wounded all over the place," said Assam Dhiyab, a policeman who was collecting his unit's wages in the bank.

A Tikrit hospital official said at least 15 people were killed and more than 30 wounded in the blasts. Most of the casualties were Iraqi soldiers.

Considering how few al Qaeda in Iraq jihadis appear to be remaining in Iraq, it's a wonder they can find any volunteers to blow themselves up but the attacks like this are getting to be fairly regular with something like this happening about once every two weeks. The disturbing part of this is that the attacks are fairly widespread so we can't say al Qaeda has only one certain stronghold.




Suicide bombers kill 15 Iraqis in Tikrit


A pair of suicide bombers, presumably from al Qaeda in Iraq, carried out a complex attack against Iraqi troops in Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit. The first suicide bomber detonated amongst a crowd of Iraqi policemen and soldiers waiting to get their paychecks, and the second bomber struck as rescue teams aided those wounded in the initial attack. From Reuters:

One suicide bomber detonated his explosives among officers who were gathered outside the Rafidain bank in the center of Tikrit, 150 km (95 miles) north of Baghdad, and moments later another blew up a car when emergency workers arrived, police said.

"Just a few minutes after I entered I heard a huge explosion, we ran outside to see what was happening, I saw bodies and the wounded all over the place," said Assam Dhiyab, a policeman who was collecting his unit's wages in the bank.

A Tikrit hospital official said at least 15 people were killed and more than 30 wounded in the blasts. Most of the casualties were Iraqi soldiers.

Voice of Iraq said the casualties were 15 killed, including four policemen, and 38 wounded.

Al Qaeda in Iraq carried out two major suicide attacks in Tikrit during the month of June. On June 6, a suicide bomber killed 12 Iraqis, including four Army officers and five soldiers, in an attack on the Presidential Palaces compound in Tikrit. On June 4, a suicide bomber killed four people, including two policemen, in an attack on a university hospital in the city. Also, 17 people were killed and more than 50 were wounded in a bombing outside a mosque in Tikrit that is visited by government officials.


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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Anti-Semites In San Francisco Thwarted For Now

By Findalis of Monkey in the Middle

Thus is the Law of Moses and it seems the Law in San Francisco.  So says Judge Loretta Giorgi.
San Francisco Superior Court Judge Loretta Giorgi on Wednesday issued a tentative ruling saying the proposed ballot measure to ban circumcision in the city must be withdrawn, calling it "expressly preempted" by state law.

Lloyd Schofield, 59 year old anti-circumcision activist, was determined to have male circumcision banned by legislation in San Francisco. For starters, he gathered 12,000 signatures, while ony 7,168 are required for the city of 750,000 by the city’s Department of Elections, for his proposal to be placed on the ballet in the November 8th San Francisco elections .

The measure, which would only apply in San Francisco, was intended make it a crime to circumcise a minor, regardless of the parents' religious beliefs. The maximum penalty would be a year in jail and a $1,000 fine.

The ban’s campaign material included anti-Semitic comic books depicting a Jewish mohel, or circumcision practitioner, as the sinister villain "Foreskin Man", in the inimitable style of the Protocol of the Elders of Zion and the Nazi Der Sturmer.

According to the Associated Press the plaintiffs of record in the lawsuit filed against the measure included five Jews, three Muslims, two doctors who regularly perform the procedure, the local chapter of the Jewish Community Relations Council and the national Anti-Defamation League (ADL).

Volunteers have been working at debunking the misconceptions about circumcision, citing medical and freedom of religion issues.

Judge Giorgi put the controversy on hold by stating on Wednesday that the California Business and Professions Code prohibits local regulation of medical procedures.

She added that it "serves no legitimate purpose" for an illegal measure to remain on the ballot and ordered elections Chief John Arntz to remove it. According to Arntz, after Sept. 1 it will be difficult to remove the proposal from the ballots because they go to the printers. Ideally, the judge will have issued a ruling by that date, stopping the proposal in its tracks.

If the law is on the ballot and passes, it will run up against an overriding state and/or federal law, so there is no chance of the circumcision restrictions ever taking effect.

Abby Porth, associate director of the Jewish Community Relations Council, said she's delighted the "extreme and hurtful" measure might not even appear before voters.

"The idea we would put doctors in jail for performing a procedure with known health benefits that parents request for their children is outrageous," she said.

“Even if it made the ballot, we don’t believe it would have passed,” Porth said.

Source
So far the courts have stopped this travesty of the legal system from being pushed forward.  But the anti-Semites have stated that they will appeal.  And there is the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.  A court notorious for their extreme liberal views.  Until then, this obscene law will not be on the ballot, will be dead on arrival.

How Did America Go From Home of the Brave To Land of the Dependents?



What a terrific article here at Family Security Matters that describes the descent of America in just three short generations from a country of people who weathered their own storms and sucked it up during the worst of times to a country of people who stand in line for every possible government handout?

Last night, in a conversation, I mentioned that the political mess in Washington, D.C. is NOT the problem, it's a symptom of the problem - the real problem has been this shift in America where the people have bought the socialist big government bill of goods - they've bought in hook, line and sinker. The most disturbing part of the whole situation is that we have people in America who have submitted to Government - they've given up. We now have a generation of people who no longer have the fire in the belly to get out of bed and face the world - they have lost that tie to our pioneer forefathers.

Imagine for a moment that you got out of bed this morning and your very existence is not dependent upon your very own hands or heart, but sitting at the window waiting for a mailman to drop your government check in your mailbox. And you think you could look yourself in the mirror?



Adult Children of America


When my parents were born, Americans took care of themselves. They didn’t depend on government to feed them, clothe them, house them, or pay their doctor bills. If they fell on hard times, they got temporary help from family, friends, church, or private charity - none of whom were obligated to help, but who did so out of human compassion. Now, millions of Americans - perhaps even a voting majority - cannot imagine life without government paying for all their basic needs from birth to death. Obama’s Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner said the other day: “We write 80 million checks a month. There are millions and millions of Americans that depend on those checks coming on time.”

When Americans got help from family, friends, church, or private charity, they tended to be grateful. They were motivated to give back after getting past their hard times. Both giver and receiver got something out of the dynamic. Extended families became closer. Bonds were strengthened. Communities were fortified. Americans today, however, feel entitled to whatever assistance they get from government. They don’t even know who contributed the revenue they receive and don’t care either. They may not even know who their next-door neighbors are. All they know is, a check comes in the mail. This kind of big-government “assistance” doesn’t strengthen us as a nation. It weakens us at every level.

What happened? How did we become a nation of dependents in only three generations? It began with FDR’s New Deal, expanded with LBJ’s Great Society, and now is disintegrating under BHO’s (Barack Hussein Obama’s) Devastating Debacle. These were Democrat Administrations constantly expanding the scope of government and its cost. They’ve changed us from a nation of independent citizens into a nation of dependent children afraid of life without the indulgent-parent government taking care of us cradle to grave - adult children of the nanny state.

Between the above administrations, Republicans have either made half-hearted attempts at dismantling big-government entitlements, or actually expanded them as George W. Bush did with his prescription-drug benefit. Federal and state governments are going bankrupt because they cannot afford to pay for the promises they’ve made since the 1930s. The money simply isn’t there, and won’t be there in the future either.

Take Social Security for instance. Passed during FDR’s New Deal in 1935, it was designed as a trust fund people pay into all their working lives and then draw from it when they retire. Americans visualize it as a pile of money built up by millions of citizens. Al Gore counted on that illusion when he promised to put it all in a “lock box” while running for president eleven years ago, but there is no pile of money. Government has already spent it all - every last cent - around $2.6 trillion. Last week, President Obama inadvertently admitted as much when he warned that, unless Congress raised the debt ceiling beyond $14.3 trillion by August 2nd, he couldn’t send out Social Security checks August 3rd - “because there may simply not be the money in the coffers to do it." The only things Al Gore would have been able to put in his lock box were piles of IOU’s from the federal government.

Most of the federal budget is spent on social programs and interest on the debt, not on defense or infrastructure. The federal government has largely become a vehicle to suck money out the wallets of Americans who work so as to send checks to people who don’t. The former group is dwindling and the latter group is growing. At some level, we understand that this cannot go on forever. Yet, still, we borrow trillions from the rest of the world, and when they balk at lending us more, we simply print it.

“Progressives” in the White House and Congress insist that if the rich would pay more of what they earn, the gravy train could continue for everyone else. This kind of class warfare rhetoric is the progressive stock-in-trade. Yet even if “the rich” were taxed at 100%, there would still be mounting deficits passed on to our children and grandchildren to pay back. Nonetheless, President Obama stokes the fires of class envy by repeating the mantra of “corporate jet owners” at least six times in just one press conference June 30th. Granny and Grampy are starving because rich people fly jets. America’s adult children don’t want to take care of Granny and Grampy themselves anymore. They’d rather put aging parents in nursing homes and let government pay.

Left-wing progressives refuse to acknowledge the borrowing and spending must stop, that government cannot continue supporting a nation of dependent adult children.

Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA), for example, blames Tea Party conservatives in the House for “manufacturing” the debt crisis because they’re calling attention to it - because they’re insisting that there be real cuts to unsustainable, pie-in-the-sky, entitlement programs. According to Lee and the millions of Americans who think as she does, the problem isn’t progressives like her who spend us into insolvency, the problem is with conservatives who make us face up to it. They don’t want anybody pointing out that we’re about to go off the cliff if we don’t reverse course

America was founded on the principle that “We’re endowed by our Creator with . . . rights . . . to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” We’re not guaranteed happiness - only the pursuit of it. We’re not children and government isn’t our mommy or daddy. It’s time those among us who don’t understand that to grow up, and soon.

Al Qaeda-linked Philippine Islamic Terrorist Group Abu Sayyaff Kills 7 Philippine Soldiers, Wound 21

Seven Philippine soldiers were killed and 21 were wounded. - AFP (File Photo)


Just a reminder folks that the Philippines doesn't get a pass from islamic terror either as Philippine troops in a nighttime operation against the terror group Abu Sayyaf found themselves in the middle of a terrorist camp and the results were not good at all - the result was 7 dead Philippine troops and 21 wounded.

From the report at DAWN:

Seven Philippine soldiers were killed and 21 were wounded in fierce clashes with al Qaeda-linked Islamic militants in the southern Philippines on Thursday, the military said.

The soldiers encountered members of the Abu Sayyaf group in one of their hideouts in the forests of Jolo Island before dawn, local military spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Randolf Cabangbang told reporters.

“The encounter was fierce and troops encountered a big group of the Abu Sayyaf,” he said, adding extra forces and air support had since been called into the area.

“I think what happened was, the troops were on manoeuvres during the entire night, and in the morning that’s when they realised they were already in the (Abu Sayyaf) camp.

That explains why we have so many casualties,” he said.

Cabangbang said it was believed the militants were under the control of senior Abu Sayyaf figures wanted for previous kidnappings of Americans and Filipinos in the southern Philippines.


The terror group Abu Sayyaf has been in the news in the past mostly for their kidnapping of Westerners and their long demands for ransoms - I can't remember the last time that there's been a report of a significant terror attack by the group but much of that is due to the fact that the group has been pushed into the deepest jungles of the country.

But, as you can see from this report, this had to be a really large concentration of Abu Sayyaf to be able to do this much damage to what appears to be a large military contingent. I'm guessing that by now the Philippine military is probably doing a bit of "jungle deforestation" at this camp.



Abu Sayyaf kills seven Philippine soldiers: military


ZAMBOANGA, Philippines: Seven Philippine soldiers were killed and 21 were wounded in fierce clashes with al Qaeda-linked Islamic militants in the southern Philippines on Thursday, the military said.

The soldiers encountered members of the Abu Sayyaf group in one of their hideouts in the forests of Jolo Island before dawn, local military spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Randolf Cabangbang told reporters.

“The encounter was fierce and troops encountered a big group of the Abu Sayyaf,” he said, adding extra forces and air support had since been called into the area.

Cabangbang said it appeared the soldiers stumbled into a major Abu Sayyaf camp as they chased a small group of the militants.

“I think what happened was, the troops were on manoeuvres during the entire night, and in the morning that’s when they realised they were already in the (Abu Sayyaf) camp.

That explains why we have so many casualties,” he said.

Cabangbang said it was believed the militants were under the control of senior Abu Sayyaf figures wanted for previous kidnappings of Americans and Filipinos in the southern Philippines.

One of those leaders is Isnilon Hapilon, the subject of a dollar 5-million-dollar reward from the US government for information leading to his capture.

Another is Radullan Sahiron, an ageing Abu Sayyaf figure who has a dollar 1-million-dollar bounty on his head and is easily distinguished because he lost his right hand fighting security forces in the 1970s.

However Cabangbang said it was not clear whether Hapilon and Sahiron were directly involved in Thursday’s clashes.

He also said the military was not yet able to say if there were any Abu Sayyaf casualties.

The Abu Sayyaf, a small gang of self-styled Islamist militants founded in the 1990s with seed money from Osama bin Laden’s al Qaeda network, is blamed for the country’s worst terrorist attacks.

These include the bombing of a passenger ferry in Manila Bay in 2004 that killed more than 100 people, as well as a string of high-profile abductions targeting foreigners and locals.

Hundreds of US troops have been deployed on Jolo and other parts of the southern Philippines since 2002 to help eliminate the Abu Sayyaf.

However they are only allowed to train Filipino soldiers, and not engage in any combat operations.

The Philippine and US militaries have described their joint operations in the south as a success, saying the Abu Sayyaf threat has diminished and their militant numbers are down to just a few hundred.

However incidents such as Thursday’s clashes show the Abu Sayyaf remains able to conduct deadly operations.

There have also been a string of kidnappings in the south in recent months that authorities suspect have involved the Abu Sayyaf.

The military and police blamed the Abu Sayyaf for kidnapping a Malaysian trader on Jolo in May. The kidnappers have demanded eight million pesos (dollar 185,000) for his release.

The Abu Sayyaf was also blamed for kidnapping an Indian man who was visiting his Filipina wife’s hometown on Jolo last month. No ransom demand, if any, has been made public.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Pakistani Muslim Father Guns Down His Six Daughters In Mass Honor Killing


Okay, I have covered many honor killings here at Holger Awakens but I have never run across anything like this - a Pakistani father, a Muslim, suspected two of his daughters of unapproved visits with boys and so he gathered ALL SIX of his daughters in a room at his home and shot and killed each and every one of them. Six girls killed. Because of honor. Because of allah. Because of Mo.

From the article at The Tribune:

A man gunned down six of his daughters on suspicion that two of them were in relationships with boys in the neighbourhood.

On Tuesday morning, Arif Mubashir called his teenage daughters to his room and shot them while the rest of the family, including their mother, watched. His wife Musarrat called the police after the incident.

Mubashir shot the girls after their brother said two of them were in a relationship. He told police officials that he had killed his daughters because they were both “without honour”. The man said his daughters Sameena, 14, and Razia, 16, were in a relationship with college boys from the neighbourhood and the sisters had helped each other. “I should have been told immediately but the girls sided with each other. They were both corrupt,” Mubashir told Tandlianwala Police Inspector Javed Sial.

Police officials have taken Mubashir into custody and filed a case against him. “He does not regret what he did. He boasted that he would do it all over again if he had to,” Sial told reporters.


I'm sorry, I just can't think of anything else to say. It's not often that I am at a loss for words.



Honour killings: Man guns down six daughters


FAISALABAD:

A man gunned down six of his daughters on suspicion that two of them were in relationships with boys in the neighbourhood.

On Tuesday morning, Arif Mubashir called his teenage daughters to his room and shot them while the rest of the family, including their mother, watched. His wife Musarrat called the police after the incident.

Mubashir shot the girls after their brother said two of them were in a relationship. He told police officials that he had killed his daughters because they were both “without honour”. The man said his daughters Sameena, 14, and Razia, 16, were in a relationship with college boys from the neighbourhood and the sisters had helped each other. “I should have been told immediately but the girls sided with each other. They were both corrupt,” Mubashir told Tandlianwala Police Inspector Javed Sial.

Police officials have taken Mubashir into custody and filed a case against him. “He does not regret what he did. He boasted that he would do it all over again if he had to,” Sial told reporters.

Pakistan has repeatedly been termed as one of the least women-friendly countries. In June, the Thompson Reuters Foundation ranked Pakistan as the world’s third most dangerous country for women.

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Can America Survive the Importation of Islam?


So, do you believe that Islam is completely compatible with the American culture and Constitution? How has the importation of Islam to America gone so far?

Well, read on.

The article is from Family Security Matters.



Importing Islam


Now that a white Norwegian with blond hair and blue eyes has committed a horrendous act of terrorism in Norway, there will be many in the press who will attempt to silence those who speak out about the danger of Islam. Yet, this September 11th, we will mark the 10 anniversary of the worst attack upon our soil perpetrated by Muslims faithfully engaged in Jihad as commanded of them in the Quran. We lost nearly 3000 thousand fellow Americans on that day.....fathers, mothers, children, wives and husbands slaughtered for the sin of being infidels. Since that fateful day there have been over 17,000 Islamic acts of terror committed around the globe with over 116 plots and 33 deaths on American soil alone.

As we witness warfare around the world we see it is the Muslims killing the Christians in Egypt, Indonesia, Nigeria, Sudan, Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Russia; they target the Jews in Israel, the Hindus in India and Chechnya, and the Buddhists in Thailand.....and the list goes on and on because Mohammad’s practioners are commanded to "slay the non-believers wherever ye may find them". Quran: (2:191-193)

Mohammad and his early followers were warriors who conquered vast amounts of territory by the sword, confiscating the spoils, enslaving his captives, and raping the wives. He took Aisha, the daughter of a Jewish captive as his wife when she was six years old and consummated (raped) the marriage when she was nine. Is there any wonder that today young girls in Muslim countries continue to be raped by old men who regard them as chattel?

We in the West have been fortunate to have had little impact from Islamic doctrine and culture due to distance. However, with the continuous influx of Islamic immigration within the last few decades, the peace, tranquility, and values that once was ours is now being threatened. We are now importing Islam with each new additional Muslim and Islam is a political ideology that is at odds with our Constitutional values of liberty, equality, and pluralism. While many Muslims may not be practicing Muslims they nevertheless share a belief in Islam and Islam is at war with the rest of mankind.

A religious political doctrine that commands its followers to slay the non-believers is at odds with a Judeo-Christian commandment to love thy neighbor as you love yourself. A doctrine that promotes death for apostates is in conflict with our values of freedom of religion. A doctrine that would meet out the death penalty for criticism of Islam or Mohammad is contrary to our believe in freedom of speech. A doctrine that equates women to chattel is an affront to our value of equality for all.

Europeans are now feeling the effect multiculturalism has wrought upon their once peaceful region. In Oslo, Muslims comprise 6.29% of the city's population but 20.21% of the rapists. More than 66% of rape victims are Norwegian white women. Muslim immigrants in Denmark make up 5% of the population but consume 40% of welfare spending. A sharp rise in Anti-Semitism is seen throughout Europe with attacks upon synagogues, Jewish schools, Jewish businesses, and physical assaults upon Jews in France and Sweden committed by the practitioners of the religion of peace.
Muslim immigration has brought forth an increase in crime. A study of 45.000 teenagers from across Germany concluded that boys growing up in religious Muslim families are more likely to be violent than others. "Even when other social factors were taken into account, there remained a significant correlation between religiosity and readiness to use violence. The correlation was only found with Muslim boys. Not with other religions and not with girls."
There are no-go zones in France and England where non-Muslims cannot enter for fear of Muslim violence against non-Muslims and just recently a group called Muslims Against the Crusades have called for Muslim enclaves around London to be self-governed as independent states under Sharia and outside the realm of British law and authority.

The largest Muslim enclave within the United States is Dearborn, Michigan where Muslims dominate the political and law enforcement process. Not too long ago a few Christians attempting to preach the gospel on a Dearborn city street were arrested for their Constitutional right to proselytize. Sharia law makes it a crime to preach the gospel; therefore, the Muslim Police Chief of Dearborn was adhering to Sharia law within an American city. The Islamic call to prayer five times a day over city loudspeakers was approved by Dearborn's city council.

Honor killings, (a barbaric practice that condones the killing of wives, daughters or sisters who have brought shame upon the family) have now taken place in several states throughout the U.S. We have also seen a sharp rise in polygomous marriages which is permissible within Islam. Here a Muslim man will marry one woman legally and marry others under an Islamic religious ceremony. It allows the man to have numerous children and if he can only provide for one, the rest are put into our welfare system for American taxpayers to fund.

In Minnesota, Muslim taxi drivers refuse to transport passengers with dogs (considered to be ritually unclean in Islam) or alcohol which is forbidden. Western women have taken great pride in their freedom to express their sense of self, but it is now becoming common to see women covered from head to toe in burquas on American city streets. The notion that a woman needs to hide her physical self is an affront to American's women's sense of independence; yet, the importation of Islam will transform our physical and psychological landscape backwards.

Do we want mosques springing up in towns and cities across our land where the guiding doctrine is the Quran, a totalitarian political legal doctrine that is seditious by its very nature?

Do we want our public school systems - which recognize a separation of church and state - to allow Muslim prayer services on school grounds? Some public schools and universities are granting Muslim requests for prayer times, prayer rooms and ritual foot baths. In the San Diego Public School system 15 minute prayer breaks are allotted for Muslim students, and Toronto is presently allowing its public schools to hold Islamic led prayer services.

In an effort to dismantle the notion of national identity and nation state with the substitution of multiculturalism, we have been fed a big lie by the Left. We have been led to believe that all cultures are equal, but all cultures are not equal. Some are better. A culture that promotes freedom for all, equality for all, and love thy neighbor is better than a culture that enslaves, asks us to submit to the will of Allah, and commands its practitioners to wage war.

The importation of Islam must STOP. Immigration from Islamic countries must come to a halt. Those of you who sit on our House and Senate Immigration Commitees need to hear our voices. Are you listening, Diane Feinstein and Chuck Schumer? Unless we begin to set forth an immigration policy that is consistent with the values and principles set forth by our Constitution, we will continue to drift backwards to a time and place indistinguishable from the many Islamic hellholes that now permeate the globe.

The choice is ours! To those name callers who like to silence debate by yelling "Islamophobia", I admit I am Islamophobic, and I think you should be too.

Taliban Suicide Bomber Assassinates Mayor of Kandahar

Afghan security forces stand guard in the southern city of Kandahar. - AFP (File Photo)


The Taliban continue to target senior officials in the biggest cities of Afghanistan and today, a suicide bomber, with explosives loaded into his turban, killed the mayor of Kandahar as he was in a courtyard speaking with some locals.

From the report at The Long War Journal:

The mayor of Kandahar, the biggest city in southern Afghanistan and the birthplace of the Taliban movement, was killed in a suicide attack on Wednesday, police said.

Ghulam Haidar Hameedi died when a suicide bomber set off explosives hidden in his turban as the mayor spoke with some citizens in the courtyard of the city hall, police General Abdul Raziq told AFP.

The death comes two weeks after the assassination of Ahmed Wali Karzai, the so-called “King of Kandahar”, who was a key strongman in the region and an alleged drugs baron who was also the brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

Kandahar – home to President Karzai’s family and scene of some of the war’s bloodiest fighting over the course of a decade — is a hotbed of tribal rivalries over local influence and money.

Hameedi was killed while he spoke to local people about a land dispute in which the mayor had ordered some houses to be destroyed as they were built illegally, participants at the meeting told AFP.


When you read the article, you'll see that the reporter says there is no apparent motive for the suicide bombing....LOL. Well, I'm sure the Taliban will issue a statement later today which will make the motive perfectly clear and that is that no official in Afghanistan is safe and quite frankly, none of the big cities are even safe after all of this time.

I believe this is the second attack by the Taliban where the bomber has used a turban full of explosives to set off his carnage.



Suicide bomber kills Kandahar mayor: Afghan police


KANDAHAR, Afghanistan: The mayor of Kandahar, the biggest city in southern Afghanistan and the birthplace of the Taliban movement, was killed in a suicide attack on Wednesday, police said.

Ghulam Haidar Hameedi died when a suicide bomber set off explosives hidden in his turban as the mayor spoke with some citizens in the courtyard of the city hall, police General Abdul Raziq told AFP.

The death comes two weeks after the assassination of Ahmed Wali Karzai, the so-called “King of Kandahar”, who was a key strongman in the region and an alleged drugs baron who was also the brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

Kandahar – home to President Karzai’s family and scene of some of the war’s bloodiest fighting over the course of a decade — is a hotbed of tribal rivalries over local influence and money.

Hameedi was killed while he spoke to local people about a land dispute in which the mayor had ordered some houses to be destroyed as they were built illegally, participants at the meeting told AFP.

Two children were reportedly killed on Tuesday while the houses were being knocked down.

The motive for the attack was not immediately known but Taliban rebels regularly use suicide strikes to attack foreign troops and Afghan officials associated with the Kabul government.

Born in 1947, Hameedi lived for many years in the United States before returning to Afghanistan in 2006 and being appointed to his post by Karzai.

He escaped an attack on his car in 2009, though his last two deputy mayors were both shot dead in 2010, and the Kandahar province police chief and the province’s deputy governor have also been killed this year.

The assassination of Wali Karzai, known as AWK, was predicted to trigger a turf war for control of southern Afghanistan that could reverse recent security gains made by the US-led military coalition.

Wali Karzai maintained an uneasy alliance with US forces thanks to his anti-Taliban credentials, but he was also accused of being a corrupt authoritarian who controlled a private militia.

He was killed on July 12 by a long-time friend and head of his personal protection force, creating deep uncertainty over the future security of the province as the United States begins its first troop withdrawals.

Wali Karzai’s death was followed a few days later by the assassination of a senior adviser to the Afghan president in Kabul.

Jan Mohammad Khan, the former governor of southern Uruzgan province and a key Karzai ally, was killed in a gun attack on his home in the capital.

The Taliban claimed responsibility but the government has not identified the killers, calling them only “enemies of Afghanistan” in a reference to insurgents.

Nato troops mounted a campaign last year for control of Kandahar city, the second largest in Afghanistan. Although US commanders say progress has been made across the province, they admit they are far from defeating the insurgency.

The latest in the series of killings comes after the first phase of security transitions from foreign to local forces’ control.

Seven parts of the country were ceremonially handed over to Afghan forces last week, although Nato officials say it will be up to two years before each area will assume full control for security and governance.

Critics have said the process is premature because Afghan forces are not ready to hold off the Taliban, and they say it is motivated by a political timetable as coalition nations start to bring some of their troops home.

All Western combat troops are due to leave by the end of 2014.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Ugandan Muslim Sheik: All Young Girls Must Marry and Have As Many Children As Possible So Islam Can Subdue the World


I didn't even know they had sheiks in Uganda! Anyway, I guess they do and this one is a real doozy as he apparently wants the Muslim population of Uganda to skyrocket so they can spread across the world and ensure the World Caliphate for Mo.

Here's from the story at Uganda People News:

He who gets a man or woman to marry pleases Allah, the LC3 chairperson for Katwe Butebo division in Masaka, Sheikh Ahmed Kayemba has said.

Kayemba who was yesterday speaking at an introduction ceremony in Kalagala village in Masaka said that he feels irritated when girls refuse to get married and decide to engage in prostitution.

Sheikh Kayemba says that the Koran teaches that girls have to get married, produce children and subdue the world.

Kayemba, who says he has 23 children so far, has also encouraged his fellow Muslims to produce as many children as possible.

I wonder if the Sheik is prepared to take care of the hundreds of thousands of babies he's trying to see produced in Uganda? Last time I checked, Uganda had a challenge just feeding the people they have...or perhaps he's counting on exterminating all of the Christians in the land.

Either way, the message is always the same for young girls in Islam....get married, submit to your husband, produce offspring and repeat. Every day. Repeat.



Uganda People News: LC3 chairman calls on girls to get married


He who gets a man or woman to marry pleases Allah, the LC3 chairperson for Katwe Butebo division in Masaka, Sheikh Ahmed Kayemba has said.

Kayemba who was yesterday speaking at an introduction ceremony in Kalagala village in Masaka said that he feels irritated when girls refuse to get married and decide to engage in prostitution.

Sheikh Kayemba says that the Koran teaches that girls have to get married, produce children and subdue the world.

Kayemba, who says he has 23 children so far, has also encouraged his fellow Muslims to produce as many children as possible.

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The Emperior Has No Clothing!

By Findalis of Monkey in the Middle

Book of Obama: Chapter 13



His Excellency, The Most High, Master of the Nation, President Barack Hussein Obama (May He Reign Forever) spoke to the peons of the population.  None of this problem is MY fault, the Great One exclaimed.

"I blame Bush! He spent $1 Trillion in 8 years. And there was the Recession. We had to spend, spend, spend to Save the Nation. It is the fault of the Republicans. Those nasty TEA Partiers. It is the fault of everyone else. I am your King. Nothing is MY fault. It never is.

We need to make the rich give up their money. The Corporate CEOs with private jets need to give all their money to ME. The Billionaires and Millionaires have too much money, I need it more.  I need much more.

Although I am Omnipotent, I need your help.  If I don't get the debt ceiling raised, the world will come to an end.  The elderly will be forced to eat cat food.   The military will not be paid.  Veterans will starve while being thrown on the street. All this because the evil Republicans with their allies the rich fat cats, will not do as I order them to.

Every President for many years has gotten what I demand.  The Great Reagan spoke thus:
"Would you rather reduce deficits and interest rates by raising revenue from those who are not now paying their fair share, or would you rather accept larger budget deficits, higher interest rates, and higher unemployment? And I think I know your answer."
And yet these evil men will thwart MY plans, MY desires, what I want.  It is very simple.  Without this ceiling raise, we will DEFAULT on our debt.  The nation will be destroyed.  It will not be MY fault!  We have only a week.  I need you to call Congress and demand that they raise the ceiling.  Raise it enough so that We don't have to do this until after November 2012 (So I don't have to bring this up again until I am reelected!). Only you, the Middle Class, the Poor need to do this.  Together We can defeat the rich, the ignorant, the Republicans.

Thank you MY subjects.  I bless you!"
He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
-----Thomas Jefferson, Declaration of Independence
Thus the Anointed One spoke to the people.  And they would have listened to Him but for the voice of the House Speaker, Boehner of Tears.  He spoke quietly, passionately, and with a firm voice.  His words bespoke of the truth and the people listened:
"I am not a fat cat, I was just a small business owner before I came to Congress.  I am one of you, the Middle Class, the people who find all of this too complicated to understand.  But it isn't too complicated.  It is as easy as your own home budget.

The President wants us to raise the debt ceiling for the next 18 months. This is so He will not have to face this problem during an election. The President swears that if we don't raise the ceiling the nation will end. We will default on our debts, the old will starve, the military will not be paid and veterans will be homeless. This is a lie. None of this will happen. What will happen is that for the first time the nation will have to live within our means. We will have to cut spending. We will have to trim the fat.

The President refuses to cut the fat, the port, the earmarks. We had a deal, but the President threatened to veto it. We have another deal, but it forces the President to cut spending, and will only raise the debt ceiling for 6 months.

The President is acting childish. He is carrying on a temper tantrum: "Do it my way or face the consequences!" The President can quote Ronald Reagan, but he will never be Ronald Reagan. Nor does he understand what Reagan stood for.

We will call his bluff. The President will be taught the lesson of the Constitutionality of this issue. He will be denied. He believes to be our King. But he forgets. We are Americans! WE HAVE AND WILL HAVE NO KINGS!!!!
And with that, the American people awoke to the truth of the argument.  The did call the Congress telling them to stand firm, don't give in to Obama's demands.  If we can stop him now, he will be destroyed. And they remembered this:
In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury.


A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.


---Thomas Jefferson, The Declaration of Independence

Yes President Obama has become a Tyrant.  It is time to take down the tyrant.  Call your Congressman or woman.  E-mail him or her.  Let them remember what happened in 2010.  You put them into Congress and you can take them out.  Time is running out. the nation and our freedoms are at risk.  It is time to stop the Tax and Spend culture of the Presidents and Democrats now.

Holger Diaries: Who REALLY Plotted the Attacks On Norway?



Probably the most shocking aspect of the horrific bombing and subsequent shootings in Oslo, Norway last week is the facade of the attack being the plot of a fundamental Christian conservative hellbent on the destruction of Islamic invasion of Europe. Yes, I said facade. This is part of my "Holger Diaries" series which means it is an editorial here...you aren't going to find links to 100 of the latest dispatches from the so-called media concerning the actions of one Anders Breivik. No, this is a revelation of a conspiracy, a plot, in a much bigger attack than the one we saw in Oslo.

It is my contention that the bombing and shooting attacks in Oslo were orchestrated by a coalition of Marxist socialists in Europe with the input of Islamic partners.

You heard it here first.

Now, before I begin, I want to warn you of something. And that is that I doubt very seriously that much of my theory here will ever see the light of day considering the stranglehold that the Marxists have on Norway's government and the governments of Europe and the fact that the media in Europe is even more slanted left than it is in America. I doubt that we will ever know the full truth.


The Prelude To the Plot

It may not be obvious to many but in the past couple of years, the planned expansion of Islam across the West has met a resistance they haven't known before and quite frankly, the Islamists have met some serious pushback. And please be aware of the alliance between Marxist socialists and the Islamists throughout Europe. The Marxists have veiled their alliance in the term "multiculturalism" which basically has appeased and propped up the virtues of Muslims throughout Europe - you won't find too many other groups that fall under the umbrella. And that's been for a reason.

Back to the set backs to the Islamic invasion of Europe and America - let me throw out four recent events that have caused the Islamists and the Marxists to become extremely concerned about their plans:

1. The trial of Geert Wilders ended in a not guilty verdict - setting Wilders free and totally washed of his accusations of hate speech.

2. The "radicalization of Islam" hearings in America held successfully by New York Representative Peter King.

3. The banning of face veils in France, the banning of new mosque construction in Italy and the banning of minarets in Switzerland.

4. The denunciation of Multiculturalism by the Prime Minister of Britain, the President of France and the Chancellor of Germany.

These four things represent some serious pushback to the veiled invasion of islamofascism into the West and quite frankly, it has shaken the Marxists and Islamists. Couple all of this with an America that is seeing the message of the Islamic threat coming out more and more across the blogosphere and the fringe media.

What prompted the plotting of this Norwegian jihad attack was simply the fact that the progression of the World Caliphate and the New World Order was slowing down. Considerably. The Marxists and the Islamists came to the conclusion that the enemy, the counter-jihadists, needed to be set back on their heels. They needed to feel the bite of multiculturalism once again along with the backlash of islamophobia and extremist labels. The evil pair needed to strike a blow to their enemies in Western Europe and America. And what better way to do that than to create a terror attack by one who would be perceived to be one of the conservative right's very own.


The Fall Guy

I'm sure all of you are familiar with the saying..."if a deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is" and so I'd like you to keep that in mind when we consider one Anders Breivik. If you were a Marxist and Islamist in Europe and wanted to conduct a terror attack and wanted the perpetrator to be viewed as an anti-Islam individual, you would create a person JUST LIKE Anders Breivik. They sought out a terrorist, an extremist who would be viewed as the following:

1. White
2. Christian
3. Conservative
4. Anti-Islam
5. Violent
6. Nationalistic
7. A follower of counter-jihad bloggers and authors

You see, in this scenario, the Marxists and Islamists could flock shoot - they could bring a rain of backlash against ALL of the subsets of their enemies. Anti-islamists are white supremacists according to the Marxists and Islamists so they chose a white man. Christians have not been pointed to for terrorism, so let's pick a Christian. The conservatives of Europe and America view the threat of Islam and multiculturalism as a threat so have the patsy be conservative.

To further the set up of the quintessential epitome of a bomber/assassin in this scenario...the evil forces made sure that Facebook had been set up, they saw to it that a manifesto had been "written" and they made sure there were personal communications made available that proved the conservative and religious motives behind the attacks.

It simply is too perfect, folks. And that is the mistake that the Marxists/Islamists made ... they concocted too perfect a fall guy here. They dotted too many "i's" and crossed too many "t's."


The Fallout To Come


As I mentioned earlier, we certainly can't expect the authorities or intelligence services or the media of Europe to uncover this but it will soon become apparent that there are cracks in this elaborate plot and execution.

First of all, some of you may know that six individuals were arrested by Norwegian police in connection with the incident. Obviously, the Norwegian police had gleaned the information from data on Breivik and perhaps his "confession" as far as personal connections, friends and fellow conservative bad guys. So they swooped in and arrested six men in the dark of the night. And the next day every single one of them had been released on lack of evidence of any connection. It's my conjecture that these acquaintances, these supposed links to Breivik turned out not to be modern day Templar Knights gone bad but normal folks with not a shred of impropriety. The Marxists and Islamists did not think through that the substantiation of Breivik for what he is supposed to be is not there.

When you see the suspicious perfection of Anders Breivik as a suspect, you will also start to see the almost inconceivable perfection of the attacks - I'm not sure a team of special ops from many countries could have pulled off these attacks with the precision, timing and effectiveness that this one man accomplished. And so, if more than one attacker was involved...then why hasn't that white, Christian, conservative, supremacist surfaced in the mix? Because you might be able to set up one fall guy for this with all of the right components but to try and build a cell of fake right wing extremists would have taken too long. Why is it that some news media are reporting that Breivik served in the Norwegian military but the Norwegian media NRK says he did not?

The cracks will start to show in this elaborate plot - it will focus on weaponry, shooting angles on the island, funding for the operation, etc. You see, there is no such thing as a perfect crime. And there is no such thing as a perfect plot. And there will never be such a thing as the perfect cover up.

The West is at war with Marxist socialism and Islamic terror. The Norwegian attacks were not an attack on either government or Muslims...it was an attack on the West's defense of their lands from the invasion.

Don't feel bad if you were taken in by this elaborate plot - it was conceived many months ago and it, so far, has been executed to perfection.

But then again, nothing on Earth is perfect.