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I received this from a reader as a comment, but feel it is never wrong to reiterate the dangers to us of the hate filled religion of Islam. Over the last four years I have blogged on most of this information and can verify that it is correct. A great deal is known about Muhammad which followers of his dictates refuse to accept. He was indeed a pedophile and he condones this despicable act in the Koran. I have stated that I can not understand how any human being can follow this man and this religion. They must be truly sick people or deluded people to accept this cess. BB
From a reader and commenter:
Hello Brenda , I pray and Hope that ALL is well with you, I have to cut antd paste the followings for im not that smart to write articulate the truth in writting….
Letter to the Reader
May the Truth Set You Free
Islam is a caustic blend of regurgitated paganism and twisted Bible stories. Muhammad, its lone prophet, conceived his religion solely to satiate his lust for power, sex, and money. He was a terrorist. And if you think these conclusions are shocking, wait until you see the evidence.
The critics of this work will claim that Prophet of Doom is offensive, racist, hatemongering, intolerant, and unnecessarily violent. I agree – but I didn’t write those parts. They came directly from Islam’s scriptures. If you don’t like what Muhammad and Allah said, don’t blame me. I’m just the messenger.
Others will say that I cherry-picked the worst of Islam to render an unfair verdict. They will charge that I took the Islamic scriptures out of context to smear Muhammad and Allah. But none of that is true. Over the course of these pages, I quote from almost every surah in the Qur’an – many are presented in their entirety. But more than that, I put each verse in the context of Muhammad’s life, quoting vociferously from the Sunnah as recorded by Bukhari, Muslim, Ishaq, and Tabari – Islam’s earliest and more trusted sources. I even arrange all of this material chronologically, from creation to terror.
Predicting what he called the “Day of Doom” was Muhammad’s most often repeated prophecy. While it did not occur as he foretold in 1110 A.D., it nonetheless came true. Muslims and infidels alike have been doomed by Islam.
To discover why, we shall dive into the oldest surviving written evidence. These official works include: the Sira, Ta’rikh, Hadith, and Qur’an. Ishaq’s Sira, or biography, called Sirat Rasul Allah, provides the lone account of Muhammad’s life and the formation of Islam written within 200 years of the prophet’s death. While the character, message, and deeds portrayed within its pages are the antithesis of Yahshua’s and his disciples, the Sira’s chronological presentation is similar in style to the Christian Gospels. The Ta’rikh is the oldest, most trusted and comprehensive history of Islam’s formation and Muhammad’s example, called Sunnah. It was written by Tabari. His History of al-Tabari is formatted like the Bible. It begins with Islamic creation and ends with the acts of Muhammad’s companions. Tabari is a compilation of Hadith quotes and Qur’an passages. As such, it provides the best skeleton upon which to flesh out the character of Muhammad and the nature of fundamental Islam. A Hadith is an oral report from Muhammad or his companions. Muslims believe that Hadith were inspired by Allah, making them scripture. The most revered Collection was compiled in a topical arrangement by Bukhari. Allah’s Book, the Qur’an, lacks context and chronology, so to understand it, readers are dependent upon the Sira, Ta’rikh, and Hadith.
All that can be known about Muhammad’s deeds, means, motives, god, and scripture is enshrined in these books. In their pages you will see them as they saw themselves. My only point of departure from Ishaq and Tabari will be the comprehensive review of the early Meccan surahs, a period in which they had very little to say. Our paths will join again as we approach Islam’s midlife crisis: the Quraysh Bargain, Satanic Verses, Night’s Journey, and Pledge of Aqaba – a declaration of war against all mankind. At this point, the Sunnah speaks more clearly than the Qur’an.
So that there will be no confusion, I have set the passages from Islam’s scripture in bold-faced type . When quoting from the Qur’an and Hadith, I have elected to use a blended translation. No language transfers perfectly – one word to another. Five of my twelve translations of the Qur’an were combined to create the most accurate conveyance of the message possible. However, the writing quality is so poor, the proofreaders of this manuscript suggested that I help Allah and Muhammad out by cleaning up their grammar, punctuation, and verbosity. So for clarity and readability, I have trimmed their unruly word patterns and meaningless repetitions, being careful not to alter the meaning or message of any passage. Insertions within parenthesis (like this) were added by the Arabic translators to fill in missing words or to clarify the text. Insertions within brackets [like this] represent my observations.
I have elected to present Islam’s original source material in juxtaposition to my evaluation of its veracity. This format is similar to that used by the first English translators of Mein Kampf as they attempted to warn America about the dangers lurking in Hitler’s manifesto. They, as I, found it necessary to hold the author accountable. A great deal was at stake then, as it is today. The last time the world was ignorant of such a hateful and violent doctrine, 55 million people died. If we don’t shed our ignorance of Islam, many more will perish.
My quest to understand Islam began on the morning of September 11th 2001. I wanted to know why Muslim militants were killing us. So I went off to Ground Zero for Islamic terror – Israel. The West Bank is home to more suicide bombers per capita than anywhere else on earth. I arranged to meet with the terrorists themselves. I asked members of al-Qaeda, Islamic Jihad, al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade, and Hamas why they were killing us. They said, “Islam. We are following Muhammad’s orders.” That adventure is recounted in Tea With Terrorists . It covers a wide range of material and serves as a companion volume, connecting fundamental Islam to terrorism. Prophet of Doom focuses strictly on what the Islamic scriptures have to say.
So, could it be? Could a prophet and a religion be responsible for today’s terrorist attacks? I invested 10,000 hours in pursuit of that answer. I wish everyone had. But knowing that not all are able, I have distilled what I discovered into these pages.
Now for a word of caution: this journey of discovery is ordered chronologically. It is not prioritized by relevance. Explaining the root cause of Islamic terror is the biggest priority; yet it is not exposed until the last half of the book. I want you to know Muhammad, Allah, and Islam before you judge their legacy. So to keep you turning pages, I have endeavored to make Islam’s early years as entertaining as possible. While Prophet of Doom is meticulously researched, documented, and accurate, it’s written as if you and I were old friends having a lively chat about the most important and lethal issue of our day.
One last thought before you head down this perilous path. I pray that when you have reached the journey’s end, you will share my heart for the plight of Muslims. I want nothing more than to free them from Islam, and in so doing, free us from the terror their doctrine inspires.
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American tax payers have dished out over $107 Billion in contracts to who are violating our own government’s sanctions against Iran over the last decade. If more proof is needed that our government is corrupted and care nothing for the safety of the American citizens then this is surely it. Of course the President is always blamed because it is on his watch. This attitude is both right and wrong. The President is in charge and must therefore accept and be responsible for what goes on during his term in office. At the same time the entrenched bureaucrats in Washington do what they damned well please as has been seen again and again. The bureaucrats also do as Congressmen getting “campaign contributions” tell them to do in order to keep their jobs or be promoted. So making much noise and hullabaloo Congress passes laws, some time goes by, then the real powers go back to doing business as usual. Corruption in the government is so very wide spread and no one is ever punished when the rules are found to have been broken! Congress needs to be held accountable for much of this because it is Congress that is closer to these matters and are being paid off by these companies to continue to receive these lucrative contracts.
For years, the United States has been pressing other nations to join its efforts to squeeze the Iranian economy, in hopes of reining in Tehran’s nuclear ambitions. Now, with the nuclear standoff hardening and Iran rebuffing American diplomatic outreach, the Obama administration is trying to win a tough new round of United Nations sanctions.
But a New York Times analysis of federal records, company reports and other documents shows that both the Obama and Bush administrations have sent mixed messages to the corporate world when it comes to doing business in Iran, rewarding companies whose commercial interests conflict with American security goals.
What upsets me the most is that $15 billion of this has gone to Iran’s oil industry instead of developing our own oil fields. It is the oil that is Iran’s chief, in fact only, revenue. Revenue that is being used to create a nuclear arsenal that all know will certainly threaten world peace. And the other beef I have is that most of the companies are based in foreign countries (multi-national companies) instead of companies based in the United States. Taxes and jobs therefore are being paid for with our dollars and going to foreign countries! And yet our government is spending the nation into unsustainable debt with Stimulus and Jobs Bills when all that would have to be done is to give these lucrative contracts only to companies that have remained in the United States. One little change in our laws and then a stiff penalty like firing any bureaucrat that gives a contract to any but an American company (strict enforcement of the law) would go a long way, perhaps all the way, to giving employment to the 4 million currently unemployed. It would also end our dependence on foreign oil. Go to :The records show for a list of these companies and the contracts they have currently.
Besides the $102 Billion in contracts these companies have been given almost $5 billion in grants and other bennies.
Beyond $102 billion in United States government contract payments since 2000 — to do everything from building military housing to providing platinum to the United States Mint — the companies and their subsidiaries have reaped a variety of benefits. They include nearly $4.5 billion in loans and loan guarantees from the Export-Import Bank, a federal agency that underwrites the export of American goods and services, and more than $500 million in grants for work that includes cancer research and the turning of agricultural byproducts into fuel.
In addition, oil and gas companies that have done business in Iran have over the years won lucrative drilling leases for close to 14 million acres of offshore and onshore federal land. (I wonder how many of these companies are exclusively American companies? We Americans need to put a stop to padding the profits of multi-nationals. BB)
This is a long article but well worth reading to give you an idea of just how duplicitous our government has been and is continuing to be. BB
On Saturday, February 13, the Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church, Virginia – about 20 minutes from the White House - held a fundraiser dinner to raise money for Sabri Benkhala’s various legal appeals. (They’re holding an even bigger fundraiser in April, which may be attended by some well-known elected officials – more on that later….) Benkhala is serving a 10-year term in a federal prison for perjury, obstruction of justice and lying to the FBI.
Of course, Obama has already shown that the OIC’s war against free speech doesn’t particularly bother him. “Obama Names Envoy to Islamic Group,” from Reuters, February 13: DOHA, Feb 13 (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama said on Saturday he was naming a special envoy to a top Islamic body…
The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) is a premier stealth jihad group in the United States today. Federal prosecutors in 2008 rejected claims that ISNA was unfairly named an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation Hamas terror funding case. ISNA has admitted ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and…
In “A sure-fire legal recipe for airport insecurity” in the San Francisco Chronicle, February 13, Debra J. Saunders offers some common sense on the Nicholas George case: Last August, Nicholas George, 22, was getting ready to fly from Pennsylvania to Pomona College in Claremont (Los Angeles County) when TSA agents…
Over at Atlas Shrugs, Pamela Geller has an illuminating report on how Brian Williams, who helped Rifqa Bary when she fled from her Muslim parents in fear for her life after converting to Christianity, now faces arrest. [...] According to Jamal Jivanjee, Rifqa Bary’s friend and pastor, the authorities are…
This is not just a question of which side is he on. This is a question of which planet is he on. “Obama’s National Defence Review ignores Iran and Islam in favour of… climate change!,” by James Corum in the Telegraph, February 11 (thanks to Pamela): Under American law, every…
The Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) is affiliated with ISNA, which is a Muslim Brotherhood group. The Brotherhood is dedicated in its own words to “eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within.” The FCNA issued a flimsy, loophole-ridden condemnation of terrorism several years ago. And CAIR, of course, is…
The jihad against the United States picked up steam in 2009: over one-third of the attempted and successful jihad attacks on American soil since 9/11 took place in the last year. Muslim Brotherhood organizations have infiltrated our government at the highest levels. Still, the mainstream media won’t tell you about…
This is a good article on just what Islam is all about. The article is short yet summarizes well and in plain language just what it means to be a Muslim and what to expect if one should leave that particular religion.
Islam is extremely possessive of its subjects. It is a religion that admits anyone into its fold by the person simply uttering a one-sentence statement of faith, shahada: “I bear witness that there is no God but Allah, and Muhammad is Allah’s messenger.” By so saying, one becomes Muslim for life and surrenders the right to ever leave it. Anyone who leaves the Islamic fold is murtad (revert), or an apostate.
You may want to check out two more interesting article on Islam in todays American Thinker Blog. The first has to do with the Fort Hood Massecre Is It Possible for a Practicing Muslim Soldier to Swear Allegiance to the U.S. Constitution?
The second article shows the contempt Islam shows for other faiths. Ezekiel’s Tomb on the Edge of Destruction
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Our Senators were told by our defense officials at a hearing this week that a terrorist attack on the United States is “very likely” within the next 3 to 6 months. Along with that is the hot head of Iran promising something “special” on February 11 which is the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. With thanks to my friend and fellow blogger Bubba and with these two events in mind I thought I might reprint for you an article from
February 1, 2010By George FriedmanThis weekend’s newspapers were filled with stories about how the United States is providing ballistic missile defense (BMD) to four countries on the Arabian Peninsula. The New York Times carried a front-page story on the United States providing anti-missile defenses to Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Oman, as well as stationing BMD-capable, Aegis-equipped warships in the Persian Gulf. Meanwhile, the front page of The Washington Post carried a story saying that “the Obama administration is quietly working with Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf allies to speed up arms sales and rapidly upgrade defenses for oil terminals and other key infrastructure in a bid to thwart future attacks by Iran, according to former and current U.S. and Middle Eastern government officials.”Obviously, the work is no longer “quiet.” In fact, Washington has been publicly engaged in upgrading defensive systems in the area for some time. Central Command head Gen. David Petraeus recently said the four countries named by the Times were receiving BMD-capable Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) batteries, and at the end of October the United States carried out its largest-ever military exercises with Israel, known as Juniper Cobra.More interesting than the stories themselves was the Obama administration’s decision to launch a major public relations campaign this weekend regarding these moves. And the most intriguing question out of all this is why the administration decided to call everyone’s attention to these defensive measures while not mentioning any offensive options.
The Iranian Nuclear QuestionU.S. President Barack Obama spent little time on foreign policy in his Jan. 27 State of the Union message, though he did make a short, sharp reference to Iran. He promised a strong response to Tehran if it continued its present course; though this could have been pro forma, it seemed quite pointed. Early in his administration, Obama had said he would give the Iranians until the end of 2009 to change their policy on nuclear weapons development. But the end of 2009 came, and the Iranians continued their policy.All along, Obama has focused on diplomacy on the Iran question. To be more precise, he has focused on bringing together a coalition prepared to impose “crippling sanctions” on the Iranians. The most crippling sanction would be stopping Iran’s gasoline imports, as Tehran imports about 35 percent of its gasoline. Such sanctions are now unlikely, as China has made clear that it is not prepared to participate — and that before the most recent round of U.S. weapon sales to Taiwan. Similarly, while the Russians have indicated that their participation in sanctions is not completely out of the question, they also have made clear that time for sanctions is not near. We suspect that the Russian time frame for sanctions will keep getting pushed back.Therefore, the diplomatic option appears to have dissolved. The Israelis have said they regard February as the decisive month for sanctions, which they have indicated is based on an agreement with the United States. While previous deadlines of various sorts regarding Iran have come and gone, there is really no room after February. If no progress is made on sanctions and no action follows, then the decision has been made by default that a nuclear-armed Iran is acceptable.The Americans and the Israelis have somewhat different views of this based on different geopolitical realities. The Americans have seen a number of apparently extreme and dangerous countries develop nuclear weapons. The most important example was Maoist China. Mao Zedong had argued that a nuclear war was not particularly dangerous to China, as it could lose several hundred million people and still win the war. But once China developed nuclear weapons, the wild talk subsided and China behaved quite cautiously. From this experience, the United States developed a two-stage strategy.First, the United States believed that while the spread of nuclear weapons is a danger, countries tend to be circumspect after acquiring nuclear weapons. Therefore, overreaction by United States to the acquisition of nuclear weapons by other countries is unnecessary and unwise.Second, since the United States is a big country with widely dispersed population and a massive nuclear arsenal, a reckless country that launched some weapons at the United States would do minimal harm to the United States while the other country would face annihilation. And the United States has emphasized BMD to further mitigate — if not eliminate — the threat of such a limited strike to the United States.Israel’s geography forces it to see things differently. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said Israel should be wiped off the face of the Earth while simultaneously working to attain nuclear weapons. While the Americans take comfort in the view that the acquisition of nuclear weapons has a sobering effect on a new nuclear power, the Israelis don’t think the Chinese case necessarily can be generalized. Moreover, the United States is outside the range of the Iranians’ current ballistic missile arsenal while Israel is not. And a nuclear strike would have a particularly devastating effect on Israel. Unlike the United States, Israel is small country with a highly concentrated population. A strike with just one or two weapons could destroy Israel.Therefore, Israel has a very different threshold for risk as far as Iran is concerned.For Israel, a nuclear strike from Iran is improbable,(—-I very much disagree with this statement. In fact I find it down right stupid as I have listened closely to Irealis speak over the years. Tho the rest of this report is IMO right on. BB) but would be catastrophic if it happened. For the United States, the risk of an Iranian strike is far more remote, and would be painful but not catastrophic if it happened. The two countries thus approach the situation very differently.How close the Iranians are to having a deliverable nuclear weapon is, of course, a significant consideration in all this. Iran has not yet achieved a testable nuclear device. ( This is not conclusive aS NO ONE KNOWS FOR SURE. ISRAEL WHO HAVE THE BEST INTELLIGENCE IN THE AREA CLAIMS OTHERWISE. bb) Logic tells us they are quite far from a deliverable nuclear weapon. But the ability to trust logic varies as the risk grows. The United States (and this is true for both the Bush and Obama administrations) has been much more willing to play for time than Israel can afford to be. For Israel, all intelligence must be read in the context of worst-case scenarios.
Diverging Interests and Grand StrategyIt is also important to remember that Israel is much less dependent on the United States than it was in 1973. Though U.S. aid to Israel continues, it is now a much smaller percentage of Israeli gross domestic product. Moreover, the threat of sudden conventional attack by Israel’s immediate neighbors has disappeared. Egypt is at peace with Israel, and in any case, its military is too weak to mount an attack. Jordan is effectively an Israeli ally. Only Syria is hostile, but it presents no conventional military threat. Israel previously has relied on guarantees that the United States would rush aid to Israel in the event of war. But it has been a generation since this has been a major consideration for Israel. In the minds of many, the Israeli-U.S. relationship is stuck in the past. Israel is not critical to American interests the way it was during the Cold War. And Israel does not need the United States the way it did during the Cold War. While there is intelligence cooperation in the struggle against jihadists, even here American and Israeli interests diverge.And this means that the United States no longer has Israeli national security as an overriding consideration — and that the United States cannot compel Israel to pursue policies Israel regards as dangerous.Given all of this, the Obama administration’s decision to launch a public relations campaign on defensive measures just before February makes perfect sense. If Iran develops a nuclear capability, a defensive capability might shift Iran’s calculus of the risks and rewards of the military option.Assume, for example, that the Iranians decided to launch a nuclear missile at Israel or Iran’s Arab neighbors with which its relations are not the best. Iran only would have a handful of missiles, and perhaps just one. Launching that one missile only to have it shot down would represent the worst-case scenario for Iran. Tehran would have lost a valuable military asset, it would not have achieved its goal and it would have invited a devastating counterstrike. Anything the United States can do to increase the likelihood of an Iranian failure therefore decreases the likelihood that Iran would strike until they have more delivery systems and more fissile material for manufacturing more weapons. (IMO Iran doesn’t need nuclear weapons to attack and destroy Israel. They have the WMD’s that Syria got from Saddam/Iraq which would be just as massively destructive. That this destruction would spread is of no importance at all to Iran or any other Islamists. We do know that Iran has the missiles to reach Irsrael. In fact, this past week they sent a missile into space with animals aboard. BB)The U.S. announcement of the defensive measures therefore has three audiences: Iran, Israel and the American public. Israel and Iran obviously know all about American efforts, meaning the key audience is the American public. The administration is trying to deflect American concerns about Iran generated both by reality and Israel by showing that effective steps are being taken.There are two key weapon systems being deployed, the PAC-3 and the Aegis/Standard Missile-3 (SM-3). The original Patriot, primarily an anti-aircraft system, had a poor record — especially as a BMD system — during the first Gulf War. But that was almost 20 years ago. The new system is regarded as much more effective as a terminal-phase BMD system, such as the medium-range ballistic missiles (MRBMs) developed by Iran, and performed much more impressively in this role during the opening of Operation Iraqi Freedom in March 2003. In addition, Juniper Cobra served to further integrate a series of American and Israeli BMD interceptors and sensors, building a more redundant and layered system. This operation also included the SM-3, which is deployed aboard specially-modified Aegis-equipped guided missile cruisers and destroyers. The SM-3 is one…”of the most successful BMD technologies currently in the field and successfully brought down a wayward U.S. spy satellite in 2008.Nevertheless, a series of Iranian Shahab-3s is a different threat than a few Iraqi Scuds, and the PAC-3 and SM-3 have yet to be proven in combat against such MRBMs — something the Israelis are no doubt aware of. War planners must calculate the incalculable; that is what makes good generals pessimists.The Obama administration does not want to mount an offensive action against Iran. Such an operation would not be single strike like the 1981 Osirak attack in Iraq. Iran has multiple nuclear sites buried deep and surrounded by air defenses. And assessing the effectiveness of airstrikes would be a nightmare. Many days of combat at a minimum probably would be required, and like the effectiveness of defensive weapons systems, the quality of intelligence about which locations to hit cannot be known until after the battle.A defensive posture therefore makes perfect sense for the United States. Washington can simply defend its allies, letting them absorb the risk and then the first strike before the United States counterstrikes rather than rely on its intelligence and offensive forces in a pre-emptive strike. This defensive posture on Iran fits American grand strategy, which is always to shift such risk to partners in exchange for technology and long-term guarantees.The Arabian states can live with this, albeit nervously, since they are not the likely targets. But Israel finds its assigned role in U.S. grand strategy far more difficult to stomach. In the unlikely event that Iran actually does develop a weapon and does strike, Israel is the likely target. If the defensive measures do not convince Iran to abandon its program and if the Patriots allow a missile to leak through, Israel has a national catastrophe. It faces an unlikely event with unacceptable consequences.
Israel’s OptionsIt has options, although a long-range conventional airstrike against Iran is really not one of them. Carrying out a multiday or even multiweek air campaign with Israel’s available force is too likely to be insufficient and too likely to fail. Israel’s most effective option for taking out Iran’s nuclear activities is itself nuclear. Israel could strike Iran from submarines if it genuinely intended to stop Iran’s program.The problem with this is that much of the Iranian nuclear program is sited near large cities, including Tehran. Depending on the nuclear weapons used and their precision, any Israeli strikes could thus turn into city-killers. Israel is not able to live in a region where nuclear weapons are used in counterpopulation strikes (regardless of the actual intent behind launching). Mounting such a strike could unravel the careful balance of power Israel has created and threaten relationships it needs. And while Israel may not be as dependent on the United States as it once was, it does not want the United States completely distancing itself from Israel, as Washington doubtless would after an Israeli nuclear strike.The Israelis want Iran’s nuclear program destroyed, but they do not want to be the ones to try to do it. Only the United States has the force needed to carry out the strike conventionally. But like the Bush administration, the Obama administration is not confident in its ability to remove the Iranian program surgically. Washington is concerned that any air campaign would have an indeterminate outcome and would require extremely difficult ground operations to determine the strikes’ success or failure. Perhaps even more complicated is the U.S. ability to manage the consequences, such as a potential attempt by Iran to close the Strait of Hormuz and Iranian meddling in already extremely delicate situations in Iraq and Afghanistan. As Iran does not threaten the United States, the United States therefore is in no hurry to initiate combat. And so the United States has launched a public relations campaign about defensive measures, hoping to affect Iranian calculations while remaining content to let the game play itself out.Israel’s option is to respond to the United States of its intent to go nuclear, something Washington does not want in a region where U.S. troops are fighting in countries on either side of Iran. Israel might calculate that its announcement would force the United States to pre-empt an Israeli nuclear strike with conventional strikes. But the American response to Israel cannot be predicted. It is therefore dangerous for a small regional power to try to corner a global power.With the adoption of a defensive posture, we have now seen the U.S. response to the February deadline. This response closes off no U.S. options — the United States can always shift its strategy when intelligence indicates — it increases the Arabian Peninsula’s dependence on the United States, and it possibly causes Iran to recalculate its position. Israel, meanwhile, finds itself in a box, because the United States calculates that Israel will not chance a conventional strike and fears a nuclear strike on Iran as much as the United States does.In the end, Obama has followed the Bush strategy on Iran — make vague threats, try to build a coalition, hold Israel off with vague promises, protect the Arabian Peninsula, and wait — to the letter. But along with this announcement, we would expect to begin to see a series of articles on the offensive deployment of U.S. forces, as good defensive posture requires a strong offensive option.
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President Obama has been a friend of Jodie Evans founder of Dode Pink from the beginning. I hope you will read all of the articles in this series to see for yourself just how far out this movement is and who the people are Obama is backing against our government, our troops and even our past President and his family.
The latest in this on going series on Code Pink reports on their calls for the kidnapping and arresting of President George Bush and his wife Laura and arresting them as War criminals.
The ad, titled “Arrest the War Criminals” with a subhead that contains the invitation to “join us in cleansing our country” links back to a Code Pink site that calls for the kidnapping of former President George W. Bush, his wife Laura and other former members of his administration through ‘citizens arrests’ for defending America against terrorists in the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks by Al Qaeda.
Obama Funder Jodie Evans Provokes Crisis in Egypt Over ‘Hamas-Aid’ Event, Obama Pals Ayers and Dohrn in Cairo with Code Pink
Obama Funder Jodie Evans on Her New ‘Tali’ Pals: Taliban Bring Peace and Justice, U.S. Created ‘Hell on Earth’ in Afghanistan
Jane Fonda: Obama Funder Jodie Evans Met With Taliban; Code Pink Gives Terrorists Direct Line to Obama
Obama Ally Code Pink Justifies Fort Hood Terrorist Attack, Cashes in on Massacre in Veterans Day Fundraising Appeal
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• Jul. 12, 2006 – Muslim Terrorist War on Infidels Continues
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No group has yet taken credit for the attacks, but India whose population is mainly Hindu feels the perpetrators were Kashmiri Muslim terrorists and is charging Muslim Pakistan with aiding and abetting these groups. Pakistan claims that they only lend them diplomatic and moral support.
The attacks caused countries all over the world to rush extra security to their train and subway centers. Grand Central Station has a huge ornate central lobby and then long not very well lit tunnels that lead to the subways. Security of this facility is almost impossible. But then that holds true for any area and this is the reason terrorism is so devastating. These thugs can go anywhere and bring in bombs and then be long gone before they go off. And a relatively small band of terrorist can hold a country with a large standing army at bay because they present no target. This will be the way of wars during this century and we had better somehow learn to fight these wars on the terrorist terms.
One way of placing us on a more even playing field is to cut their financial pipelines, which made the New York Times divulging important information on this topic so ruinous in our government’s fight against them. The civil liberties uproar over tapping overseas telephone communication is another hindrance to security.
I too am concerned for and wish to defend my right to privacy. At the same time I know our weapons against these criminals are so limited, and if we are to protect ourselves we need to use underhanded secretive methods. It is a serious dilemma for Americans and the debate will continue I am sure. We will ultimately have to give up some of our liberties to allow the authorities more access to information that will allow them to thwart just such activities as this bombing of trains in India. The question is just how far will we be able to go and still remain a free people. I personally have no real difficulties with tapping telephones. Nor do I particularly fear a take over of our government leading to a dictatorship. Our system of periodic elections precludes any group’s being in power long enough with sufficient numbers to accomplish a consolidation of power. Neither do I fear the government or anyone else learning too much about me. Probably because I know for a certainty that anyone can gain all the information they want on me any time they want. Give the average investigator a family’s trash can and he will be able to learn enough vital facts about the family to steal them blind. Thieves haven’t used this method extensively yet because apparently they don’t want to get their hands dirty. (One of my students remarked that it is only silly psychology students who can be induced to do things like this!)
As for Muslims terrorists, this is their method of warfare and it has only begun. Their ultimate aim is to destroy all members of all faiths other than their own because until this is done the Great Imam will not return to bring paradise to Earth.
I have written many posts on Muslims if you would want to go into my archives. A few I feel are especially of interest are:
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• Jul. 21, 2006 – Articles/Blogs With an Israeli Point of View
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“Wednesday, July 19, 2006 Israel’s Unnecessary War
By Daniel Pipes (Jerusalem Post)
“The blame for the current fighting falls entirely on Israel’s enemies, who deploy inhuman methods in the service of barbaric goals. I wish the armed forces of Israel every success against the terrorists in Gaza and Lebanon, hoping they inflict a maximum defeat on Hamas and Hizbullah while taking a minimum of casualties. That said, the rest of this column focuses on erroneous Israeli decisions that led to an unnecessary war and suggests the only way Israel can win that war.”…….
Defeating the Iranian-Syrian Axis in Lebanon
By Maj.-Gen. (res.) Yaakov Amidror and Dan Diker (Institute for Contemporary Affairs/Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs)
“Israel’s current military operations to uproot Hizballah and to destroy it as a formidable military and terror organization is not merely an operation against another determined terror group like Hamas in Gaza. Hizballah has a disciplined, well-trained army with sophisticated weaponry, backed directly by Syria and Iran.”………
By Mark Mazzetti and Thom Shanker (New York Times)
“Both the U.S. and Israel are just now learning the extent to which Hezbollah has succeeded in getting weapons from Iran and Syria, and some officials in Washington admitted to being blindsided by the abilities of Hezbollah’s arsenal.”…….
By Scott Wilson (Washington Post)
“Israel and the radical Islamic groups Hamas and Hezbollah are waging war for the first time largely in the skies, exchanging rocket fire, artillery rounds, and airstrikes.
The launch sites of both militias are hard to detect, and the short-range rockets reach targets in seconds, making interception nearly impossible.”…….
Editorial – From the Washington Times
“As Israel fights to break the back of one of the world’s most dangerous terrorist organizations, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has come up with a very bad idea. He wants to throw a lifeline to Hizballah, dispatching UN peacekeepers to Lebanon. Mr. Annan must explain how his peacekeepers would differ from the current UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), which has failed miserably ever since it was dispatched in 1978. UNIFIL has been unable to stop Hizballah attacks but remarkably successful in getting in the way of Israelis defending themselves. “Hizballah would launch military attacks 50 meters from a UNIFIL outpost, Israel would shoot back, and UNIFIL would protest against the Israeli response,” explained Dore Gold, a former Israeli “…..
By Anton La Guardia (Telegraph-UK)
“Lebanon has become the battleground between pro-Western and radical Islamic forces. Few governments, even Arab states, want to see Hizballah win the contest. As the conflict has intensified, Israel has found a degree of international sympathy, or at least understanding. The last thing Washington needs is for Syria and Iran to win a proxy victory in Lebanon.
Hizballah’s attack on Israel has been of benefit to the whole “arc of extremism” stretching from the Gaza Strip to Iraq. It has given Hamas a boost, diverted international attention away from Iran’s nuclear program, and may have strengthened the position of Syria as envoys plead with it to help restrain Hizballah.”……..
Editorial – Washington Times
“Israel’s necessary decisions to launch military campaigns against Hizballah and Hamas have created an opportunity to change the balance of forces between Israel and the terror networks that have plagued the Middle East since the 1979 Iranian Revolution. The most important thing that Israel needs is time: time to root out the weapons caches stockpiled in private homes; time to hit the rocket and missile-launching sites and terrorist training camps Hizballah has established throughout Lebanon; and time to hunt down the jihadists in the Bekaa Valley whose life’s work is to destroy the Jewish state“…….
>> Military Blogger Michael Yon Detained, Handcuffed by TSA in Seattle Airport. Bet it wouldn’t have happened if his name had been Mohammed
Posted January 6, 2010on:
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) personnel detained and handcuffed a well-known military blogger Michael Yon yesterday at Seattle, Wash. airport SEATAC. Yon certainly doesn’t look anymore like the people who have been doing all the terrorist bombing than I do, but like me he was stopped and searched. He was also hand cuffed and asked questioned that had nothing to do with security; I just had to take my shoes off. But in both cases the whole thing was a charade! A white,. gray haired American lady of obvious slavic descent being escorted in a wheel-chaired from one gate to her connecting flight by the airport personnel because she could not walk so far, and a well known blogger who is obviously not of Middle Eastern descent. Boy we Americans sure can feel safe that the Department of Homeland Security is right on the ball and doing its job to make sure no terrorists get past them! BB
Yon was returning to the United States from Hong Kong to visit family when TSA officials stopped him during a routine security checkpoint. “Officials asked me what was in my bag—nothing wrong with this question,” Yon said in an interview with BigGovernment.com. “I told them it was normal stuff, clothes and toothbrushes.”
At this point the TSA officials escorted Yon to a designated screening area where they examined the contents of his bag. “Then they asked me how much money I make,” Yon said. Yon suggested to the TSA officials that the question was inappropriate and unrelated to transportation security. The award-winning blogger noted another TSA officer approached Yon: “he asked who do I work for.” ”I did not answer the question which clearly was upsetting to the TSA officers.”
Yon was escorted to a room elsewhere in the airport where he said he remained silent during much of the questioning. According to Yon, “they handcuffed me for failing to cooperate. They said I was impeding their ability to do their job.”
Yon described the TSA officials as noticeably frustrated by his refusal to answer their questions: “I always assume everything is being recorded. I was trying to be professional.”
Yon continued, “They said I wasn’t under arrest, but I’m handcuffed. In any other country, that qualifies as an arrest.”
Ultimately Port Authority police released Yon; according to Yon, the police were “completely professional.”
In January of 2009, Yon’s article “Border Bullies” detailed a Homeland Security officer coercing a friend to give up her e-mail password so that he could read private email correspondences between her and Yon.
Regarding the incident in Seattle, Yon was adamant the TSA agents had overstepped their bounds: “If I am the guy on that passport and I don’t have any contraband in my luggage, it is a matter for the FBI, not the TSA.”
“TSA people are out of control,” he said. “They are not doing their jobs, they are harassing people, creating animosity. They ask you ‘what time is your connective flight?’ and they bully you until you miss the flight.”
Interesting Articles today in Jihad Watch, especially those concerning Flight 253. Isn’t it strange that the White House is so intent on considering this and the Fort Hood Massacre just nuts out to kill people in stead of Islamist Terrorist? This even when the “nuts” themselves claim otherwise and proudly announce they are jihadist. BB
Sunni-Shi’ite Jihad Update. “Pakistan: Riots erupt in Karachi after deadly bomb attack,” from AdnKronos International, December 28: Karachi, 28 Dec. (AKI) – By Syed Saleem Shahzad – Riots erupted in the Pakistani port city of Karachi on Monday when a suicide attack killed at least 20 people and injured another…
Gitmo recidivism comes back to bite us directly. “Two al Qaeda Leaders Behind Northwest Flight 253 Terror Plot Were Released by U.S.: Former Guantanamo Prisoners Believed Behind Northwest Airlines Bomb Plot; Sent to Saudi Arabia in 2007,” by Brian Ross, Anna Schecter and Joseph Rhee for ABC News, December 28…
Here’s a twist on the Poverty Causes Terrorism myth: “We the children of the masses in this country, we don’t know anything about terrorism because our parents are poor.” In other words, this guy believes you have to be rich to become an Islamic jihadist. “Nigeria bomber’s home town blames…
“Transcript of Obama remarks on airline security and terror watch lists,” from the Washington Post, December 28 (thanks to Christopher): [...] A full investigation has been launched into this attempted act of terrorism, and we will not rest until we find all who were involved and hold them accountable. [...]…
They could have flagged his visa — twice. “U.S. Failed to Catch Suspect’s Active Visa: Exclusive: 2 State Dept. Checks Before Alleged Terror Attack Didn’t Discover Abdulmutallab had Active Visa Allowing Entry,” by Armen Keteyian for CBS News, December 28 (thanks to Benedict): CBS News has learned the State Department…
“There’s a Mecca that Muslims should visit, and the mecca of jihad that is London.” “Was Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab radicalized in London?,” by Robert Marquand and Ben Quinn in the Christian Science Monitor, December 28 (thanks to James): For young Muslims especially, London is a city like no other. It…
Confirming what the evidence has indicated so far. Note the claim that this attack was in retaliation for recent strikes in Yemen. It seems much more likely that this was in the works for quite some time, and the attack would have taken place on Christmas in any event. Jihadists…
Oh, the humanity! I can hardly stand to look at these photos of the suffering people in Gaza. Behold the fruit (ahem) of the evil Zionist oppression! Israel Matzav has the photos, and many more….
Not that this has anything to do with Islam! “Abdulmutallab: More Like Me In Yemen: Accused Northwest Bomber Says More Bombers On the Way; Al Qaeda Promises to Hit Americans,” by Brian Ross and Richard Esposito for ABC News, December 28 (thanks to Weasel Zippers): American officials have cause to…
Yazid was the killer of Hussein, the son of Ali, whose death the Shi’ites lament on Ashura. That the Iranian crowds would be chanting this suggests that this is a Shi’ite vs. Shi’ite affair — Sharia adherents battling other Sharia adherents and jockeying for the mantle of Islamic purity. Given…
Since apparently nothing was found on these guys, this one has already become a pretext for CAIR cries of “Islamophobia.” In CAIR’s “American Muslim News Briefs” was an item entitled “AIR: Plane Incidents in Ariz., Mich. Raise Profiling Concerns.” It noted that “in Arizona, two ‘Middle Eastern’ men were removed…
Now wait a minute. What happened to all those signs in airports everywhere, warning people not to joke about security issues, and that such jokes will be taken seriously? If the plane was already in flight at the time Abdulmutallab said this, the flight attendant should at least have made…
For years I have pointed out that there have been no protests in the Islamic world against those who have supposedly hijacked their religion, except when the jihadis kill other Muslims. There have been protests against cartoons of Muhammad, and statements of the Pope, but not against the jihadists. So…