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The Right of the People to be Secure in their Persons, Houses, Papers, and Effects,
Against Unreasonable Searches and Seizures,
Shall Not Be Violated


Saturday, December 01, 2012

Some rebellion this is turning out to be in Syria

The Sunni Syrian rebels are making quite a bit of progress. For example, they've outlawed women driving (Hat tip: Front Page Magazine):
This is why the provisional Military and Civil Councils of Aleppo have explained the situation to the inhabitants of Aleppo, and have decreed that women are now forbidden to drive. Any person who disobeys this order will be punished until they renounce the practice, if necessary, by the use of force.
And that's not the only taboo in the newly Islamofascist-dominated town of Aleppo: even pictures of family - especially women - are decreed haram:
“My son slept here,” Abu Ghaybar said, standing in his only child’s room. He spotted a blue tricycle atop a small four-door pine dresser. “My son keeps saying ‘baba, are the free army playing with my toys?” (The rebels had their own toys in the room, including a BKC machine gun in one corner.)

Abu Ghaybar moved into the living room, unplugging the TV and removing a few colored pencils from a drawer in the TV cabinet. He gathered up family photos, including a baby picture of his now five-year-old son. He pointed to a bare wall with two nails protruding from it. “My family portraits were here, where are they?” he asked.

“We burnt them,” said one of the dozen or so rebels in the room. “You know, if we come into a house and there are pictures of uncovered women we burn them.”
Yes, the very "rebellion" that's being approved of by Obama, Hollande and Cameron is now imposing these very regressive sharia-based principles upon the rest of the population wherever they're going around Syria. In other words, the country is bound to end up in a situation not all that different from what it's like in Saudi Arabia.
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Bluewater's graphic novel about the takedown of bin Laden

Politico's written about the new graphic novel from Bluewater called Killing Geronimo: The Hunt for Bin Laden, about the efforts to track and punish the jihadist monster who masterminded the attack on the WTC on 9-11.
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Congressman: "Muslim Brotherhood advising Obama"

From Will at THE OTHER NEWS:

Outspoken Republican congressman Louie Gohmert is continuing to press for investigation of the Muslim Brotherhood’s influence on the federal government, contending in an interview that a probe is necessary because of the Obama administration’s “horrendous decisions” in backing the so-called “Arab Spring” revolutions in the Middle East.

The East Texas lawmaker was one of five Republican Congress members who stirred bipartisan controversy in June by raising concern about Muslim Brotherhood infiltration in the nation’s capital.
In an interview Tuesday on Gohmert charged that the administration was taking advice from the Muslim Brotherhood, the Egypt-based movement formed after the demise of the Ottoman Turkish empire with the intent of helping establish Islamic rule worldwide.
You look at the decisions [the Obama administration] made, especially in the last two years, in going through the revolutions in Northern Africa and across the Middle East and to the Far East,” said Gohmert, “and the only way you can explain the horrendous decisions that were so completely wrongheaded would be if the administration had a bunch of Muslim Brotherhood members giving them advice.
Gaffeny’s Center for Security Policy, where he serves as president, notes that security clearance guidelines for federal employees state a “security risk may exist when an individual’s immediate family, including cohabitants and other persons to whom he or she may be bound by affection, influence, or obligation are not citizens of the United States or may be subject to duress.”
The guidelines express concern for any “association or sympathy with persons or organizations that advocate the overthrow of the United States Government, or any state or subdivision, by force or violence or by other unconstitutional means.
Nevertheless, Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank suggested researchers and lawmakers who have presented evidence of the Muslim Brotherhood ties of Abedin and her family are motivated by racism. He commented it’s “hard to escape the suspicion” that the charges have “something to do with the way she looks and how she worships.” 
After the Gaffney interview Tuesday, Gohmert told KLTV-TV in Tyler, Texas, that there’s “no question there’s (Muslim Brotherhood) influence, the question is how much is there.”
Gohmert recalled his questioning of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano about the issue.
In front of our committee, I asked her how many members of her advisory committee were members of the Muslim Brotherhood, she said she didn’t know,” Gohmert told KLTV.
Gaffney asked Gohmert if the Muslim Brotherhood infiltration issue should be “raised anew and much more aggressively” as Congress investigates the Sept. 11 Benghazi attack and developments in Egypt, where the Muslim Brotherhood president is asserting authoritarian powers.
“Absolutely,” Gohmert said.”I think it almost makes a prima facie case when you look at the decisions made by this administration over the last couple of years, or actually all four years.”Hmmmm......"The future does not belong to those that slander the prophet."

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FBI Arrests Two Pakistanis In Florida For Plotting WMD Attack

Brother says, charges are "false"

(Reuters) – Two Pakistan-born brothers living in Florida have been arrested on charges of providing support to terrorists and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction within the United States, authorities said on Friday. 
The men were charged in a grand jury indictment announced by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida. Federal prosecutors allege the men, both U.S. citizens, provided money, housing, communications equipment and transportation as part of a conspiracy. 
A statement from prosecutors said the brothers’ alleged goal was “to use a weapon of mass destruction (explosives) against persons and property within the United States”. It did not elaborate and U.S. officials declined to go into details but said the arrests were not the result of a sting operation
“The investigation is continuing and we just won’t be able to give those specific details at this time,” said Alicia Valle, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s office in Miami.
“Any potential threat posed by these two individuals has been disrupted,” U.S. Attorney Wifredo Ferrer said in a statement. 
The accused were identified as Raees Alam Qazi, 20, and Sheheryar Alam Qazi, 30. They were arrested on Thursday in Fort Lauderdale and made an initial appearance in federal court on Friday.
Family denies, of course:

The family of two brothers arrested by the FBI's South Florida Joint Terrorism Task Face is reacting to accusations the men were participating in a terrorism conspiracy. 
More than a dozen agents arrested Raees Alam Qazi, 20, and Sheheryar Alam Qazi, 30, at an apartment complex in Oakland Park on Thursday. Both are naturalized U.S. citizens from Pakistan. 
The men's brother said accusations that the men were supporting a conspiracy to obtain a weapon of mass destruction are false. 
"You don't know what my family's going through... what he's going through," the brother said. 
The man said he is watching his brother's four-year-old boy while the men are in the Broward County Jail. 
"He drives taxi, plays with his son," he said. "What the hell is going on?"
Weapons of Mass Destruction? This is just another one of the small inconveniences we have to put up with for the pleasure of living with all the nice moderate Muslims who enrich our lives so much here in the Western world.

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TOOHEYVILLE -How to Ensure our Loyalists Rule and Overcome silly Republicans for the GREATER GOOD

Susan Rice is a perfect example of ‘la comedie’. Soon it may be FINIS.
We all know Ms. Rice didn't speak to the White House before her appearances on every single national news show on the Sunday after the Benghazi incident. WINK WINK. We all know that James Clapper the Great and Powerful, changed the words from whatever is really supposed to have happened into ones which aid the progressive cause here in the USA. That is something we NEVER lose sight of.
I hear whining from that McCain person again. We only learned all this from Karl Rove and Dick Morris, and thus have produced Mr. Axelrod and Stephanie Cutter, so please whine somewhere else. Besides while that Emanuel person was helpful in the beginning he insisted that we accomplish something besides increasing the success of the movement. This demonstrated he had lost sight of the real goals. Besides while we appreciate you were tortured, McCain person, the authors of your pain obviously have displaced your dislikes racially. What else could it be? What other explanation could be useful, I suppose I should say? How do you feel about being tortured to this end? Not that it matters to us. 
Back to Ms Rice.
She has been accused of being a mouthpiece.
She has been accused of being a stooge.
She has been accused of being incompetent.
She has been accused of being a conspirator to make Americans MORE STUPID about what is happening overseas.
Each claim by these white men of means is perfect.
To defend we simply say she has not performed well. WE ensure that discipline is maintained and everyone with access to a microphone says she has been, not a good ambassador, not a competent ambassador, not a great ambassador, but SUPERB.
Understand? You all must explain now why she has not been superb.
To attack we identify that these white men of means and their brainwashed female   consorts and receptacles are engaging in code words.
Incompetent = black.
Stooge = black.
You are racists, you must be! You are criticizing a black woman who was informed by a white man, the Great and Powerful Clapper. Why do you fools think Clapper is in that position? 
Just go put on your white sheets!
Truly marvelous comedy. 
Your Pal,
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A Tale of Two Cities

In Cairo the preface and view of fulfillment of the dreams of so many and the nightmares of a shrinking, and certainly as time passes, ever less vocal and more threatened minority set, open a new era.
Like the democracy Dickens saw unfold via Marat, and Robespierre Egyptians apparently cannot distinguish between their will being made real and a mob.
It is the will of the Egyptians that Morsi, the Ikhwan, the Salafis, the Quran, and and Sharia like constitution permitting the subjugation of women and the owning of humans become their society. But like a mob shrieking for a lynching, Coptics, secularists, and anyone else whose need for individual religious and speech rights is paramount if they are to continue their lives are now lost in a dangerous new society whose mob rule of a majority vote, and the mob will for the word of the Quran is all that needs to be referenced.
Nothing about this society is recognizable to the USA. Make no mistake. Nothing this kind of society will want is anything which will increase the security of the PEOPLE living here in the USA. Quite the opposite.
Then there is the tale of a Washington DC which can no longer work. A re-elected president whose technical turn out the vote among the young and minorities is a case study in division and racialized politics, - now allows him to engage his real purpose. 
The President of the United States believes the ideas of the founders are better replaced by the ideas of the progressive movement. That is the nation he loves. Barack Obama has CORRECTLY identified that what is stopping him from putting these ideas into realization is the Republican Party. The idea that a majority of people might oppose this is IRRELEVANT. Like his ally in Egypt, the aim of this president is to do whatever he has to up to the rulings of SCOTUS to PROTECT HIS REVOLUTION. Maybe AROUND SCOTUS, and AROUND Congress. This for the greater good, of course.
Since Barack Obama believes only the progressive movement is correct for the USA he thinks it is better if the republicans shrink away to the party of a permanent minority. He really thinks we are better off in the long run if we go through the catastrophe looming on Jan 1, so long as the Republicans bear the blame and the result is felt in Nov 2014.
What better way to do this than destroy the Republican’s ability (and will?) to resist, while giving oneself the power to spend without referring to Congress at all?
THAT will protect the revolution of Barack Obama.
Except that the immediately felt heritage will be a division so great that the turmoil and disasters which struck the Roman Republic from the Gracchi to the accessions of Marius and Sulla will look TAME. A division built on race, envy and grievance.
Make NO MISTAKE, this election and the failure of any Congress and the leader of the USA to deal with the debt and entitlements and spending, combined with excuses for failure to aid this economy has now brought the USA to an historic moment.
Cairo has seen the replacement of a period of nationalistic dictators with the religious mob seeking fulfillment through subjugation of human will to a religious document, and those few men or one man who decides what it means.
Washington is SEEING the replacement of 223 years of limited govt replaced by the progressive idea of fair sharing, and equal outcome dominated by PERSONALITIES as Rome was with the exchange of the Senate for the dominance of Marius, then Sulla, Crassus, Pompey and finally Caesar.
Their republic could no longer deal with the changes their successful society had wrought. The poor had few rights, could not vote properly, not much land (wealth- then), and had little or poor representation. The Gracchi  brothers took up their cause. The republic could not deal with either the changes NEEDED or the demands being made in a way that preserved the republic itself.
Anything sound familiar?
We are being pitted black against white, have against have not, as if those who can care for themselves are filled necessarily with unpatriotic racist greed, to fulfill the principle that the progressive idea should replace and amend the Constitution in any manner possible - which built the nation.
I cannot imagine a more fertile grounding for revolution and civil war. It may take many years as it did in 133 BC, or 1836 AD for the fruition of the horror brought by the WILL of the American people in this election, but we are certainly on this path.
One day along this path we will realize there is no way back.
Everyone have in their mind’s eye the SEIU, organized and bused in,  in front of the house occupied by one terrified teenager in Connecticut? 
We should always be mindful of John Brown’s last words.
One day along this path the issue will “never be purged away but with blood”. That moment will only be identifiable LATER.
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More Arab Spring: Music Silenced In Northern Mali

From this November 30, 2012 article in the Washington Post:

In northern Mali, music silenced as Islamists drive out artists

Khaira Arby, one of Africa’s most celebrated musicians, has performed all over the world, but there is one place she cannot visit: her native city of Timbuktu, a place steeped in history and culture but now ruled by religious extremists.

One day, they broke into Arby’s house and destroyed her instruments. Her voice was a threat to Islam, they said, even though one of her most popular songs praised Allah.

“They told my neighbors that if they ever caught me, they would cut my tongue out,” said Arby, sadness etched on her broad face.

Northern Mali, one of the richest reservoirs of music on the continent, is now an artistic wasteland. Hundreds of musicians have fled south to Bamako, the capital, and to other towns and neighboring countries, driven out by hard-liners who have decreed any form of music — save for the tunes set to Koranic verses — as being against their religion.

The exiles describe a shattering of their culture, in which playing music brings lashes with whips, even prison time, and MP3 and cassette players are seized and destroyed.

“We can no longer live like we used to live,” lamented Aminata Wassidie Traore, 36, a singer who fled her village of Dire, near Timbuktu. “The Islamists do not want anyone to sing anymore.”

In Malian society, music anchors every ceremony, from births and circumcisions to weddings and prayers for rains. Village bards known as griots sang traditional songs and poems of the desert, passing down centuries-old tales of empires, heroes and battles, as well as their community’s history. In this manner, memories were preserved from generation to generation, along with ancient African traditions and ways of life....
This kind of destruction is the harvest of the Arab Spring.  Get used to it and expect more of the same.  The West's leaders insist upon Islamophilia and the whitewash of Islam.

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Same Old Blues

Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band

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New York Times interview with Innocence of Muslims filmmaker raises question about YouTube channel


There was an interesting tidbit found toward the end of a 6-page article written by Serge Kovaleski and Brooks Barnes of the New York Times - in which the two reporters revealed the contents of their interview with Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the man behind the Innocence of Muslims video. Until now, it was only assumed that the Sam Bacile YouTube channel belonged to the filmmaker.

According to Kovaleski and Barnes, the person responsible for creating and maintaining the YouTube account is Nakoula's twenty one year-old son, Abanob Nakoula:
On July 2, the trailer was posted on YouTube by someone using the name Sam Bacile. Mr. Nakoula’s son said he was the one who did it.

“My dad is not tech-savvy at all, and does not know how to work social media,” Abanob Nakoula said. “So he asked me to take the initiative to spread the word, and I did my best.”

He explained that using the name Sam Bacile, he created a Facebook account before production started and then the YouTube account.
Now that we know who is responsible for the YouTube account, how about some questions about content?

This screenshot was captured on October 5, 2012 (converted from tiff to jpeg on November 28th). At the time, it was the only video found under the channel's "Likes" tab. The video consists of an interview between a woman from the U.K. who had converted to Islam and an Arabic-speaking man. The woman is effusive in her praise of Islam. The video has since disappeared from the Sam Bacile YouTube account:

Here is a screenshot of the YouTube page today. Note, there are no more "Likes" on the page (the video is no longer posted):

This is the video once liked by who is now believed to be Abanob, based on what can logically be deduced from the New York Times piece:

The question it'd be nice to know the answer to is:
Why would someone so anti-Islam "like" a very pro-Islam video?
A logical follow-up question would be:
What made Abanob "un-Like" the video?
Questions about this YouTube account have been raised before.
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Saudi Selling Castrated Slave On Facebook

I have a [male] slave I bought from an African country and arranged for his visa and stay till I got him to Saudi [Arabia] 
His description: 
1 – Black skin. Tall 172 sm. Weight 60 kilos.
2 – Castrated (excellent for working with a family) you can check him with a doctor our yourself if you have experience in the matter.
3 – [His] health is quite undamaged and has no imperfections.
4 – Age 26 years.
5 – Religion muslim and [he is] obedient and will not disobey you except in what displeases God. Please, the matter is very serious and is not a joke.
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Friday, November 30, 2012

Everyone seems to think Obama's a socialist except the American media

From Ace of Spades:

French Socialist Minister: We're Just Nationalizing Industries, Like Obama's Doing In the US

Industry Minister Arnaud Montebourg, a member of the governing Socialist party, caused controversy last week when he said that the Indian company, which employs close to 20,000 people in France, should leave after it said it would have to close down a factory.
The French government announced on Thursday that it could nationalize the factory in question, with backing from an unnamed businessman.
Montebourg told CNBC after a meeting with trade unions in Paris: “Barack Obama's nationalized. The Germans are nationalizing. All countries are nationalizing. I've also noticed the British nationalized 6 banks.”
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ZZ Top

Dust My Broom

Fool For Your Stockings 

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And the horse you rode in on…Democratic Rep: Amend Constitution To Allow Control Of Speech

I know, I know, I hear you out there…. this is a racist post, right?
Sorry douchebags, I hold the permanent kryptonite on that one, having stood (and sat) face to face in the mid and late 60’s in the south in voter registration drives with the white sheet committee. So EFF OFF.
So now let me use the ultimate NEW dog whistle code word for the permanent and professional grievancers since this gavone TOOK and OATH to uphold and defend the constitution, I say he is BOTH incompetent and in violation of his office.
Atlanta voters, take it away.
ATLANTA (CBS Atlanta)- A Democratic representative is calling for an amendment to the United States Constitution that would allow for some legislative restriction of freedom of speech.
“We need a constitutional amendment that would allow the legislature to control the so-called free speech rights of corporations,” Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) was quoted as saying by CNS News.
He reportedly made these comments while speaking at the Annesbrooks HOA candidateForumheld last month.In a video obtained by the website, Johnson asserts that “corporations control … patterns of thinking.”
“They control the media. They control the messages that you get,” he added.
I thought that was the jews, you moron.
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The GOP is Dead! - Long Live the GOP!

The GOP is dead, finished, all-she-wrote in Washington DC. That is to say, in Congress.
They're dead because the GOP are in a no-win situation proven by the Six Point ActionAgenda from Dick Morris--our famous prognosticator--laid out in his recent video.
Why? Because the agenda Morris sets out for the GOP must be done primarily from Washington and that agenda will be impossible to implement. As a matter of fact, some of the Republicans in Congress are sounding like they will go back on their principles to avoid the fiscal cliff.
They have to if they want to see themselves re-elected in two years.
If the GOP in Congress holds firm on taxes and cuts to the Federal budget and we go over the cliff, then the Republican controlled Congress will get the blame--egged on with the MSM--and the GOP will lose control of Congress and we are back to one party rule.
Again. I see the GOP in a no-win situation on a national level.
But there is hope for the preservation of our conservative principles and constitutional values in government. That hope is providing examples of how these same principles and values, stimulating the local economy, cutting taxes and spending, providing jobs, that will be impossible to implement by Congress can, in no uncertain terms, work.
Theseprinciples and values are working in the GOP controlled red states like Texas and purple states like New Jersey led by conservative or near conservative governors and legislatures--Republican governorships and legislatures that have grown in numbers with the last election.
In those states that represent the Democrat agenda, the worst of the blue states like California, are failing miserably.  Of course, Obama will bail out those states with the tax revenues from the successful red states but that's to be expected and hopefully the worst of what would happen.
The worst?
The blue state population see the success of the red state next door and leaves the cesspool of the liberal utopia and move to the red states--and infect the body politic there with their liberal ideology, unrepentant from their blue state experience.
The GOP and the principles and values it represents can survive and thrive in the red states and act as proven examples of conservative and constitutional principles--and that's where money and support should be channeled. Forget Washington DC. Forget Congress. The future of the GOP is on the state level.
Hear that Dick?


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Egypt’s Islamist-Dominated Assembly Rams Though New Sharia-Based Constitution With Zero Support From Christians, Liberals

Obama's friend Morsi declared that he and his Judicial body are in total control of events in Egypt. According to his writ of Absolute Power, Morsi has forbidden the people, the Judiciary, or any other power from interfering, or CHANGING, anything he and his Sharia-slaves come up with.

Obama says, Morsi is doing a good job, and thanked him.
CAIRO (AP) — More than 100,000 protesters took the streets in Egypt vowing to stop a draft constitution that Islamist allies of President Mohammed Morsi approved early Friday in a rushed, all-night session without the participation of liberals and Christians. [...]
As in past constitutions, the new draft said the “principles of Islamic law” will be the basis of law. 
Previously, the term “principles” allowed wide leeway in interpreting Shariah. But in the draft, a separate new article is added that seeks to define “principles” by pointing to particular theological doctrines and their rules. That could give Islamists the tool for insisting on stricter implementation of rulings of Shariah. 
Another new article states that Egypt’s most respected Islamic institution, Al-Azhar, must be consulted on any matters related to Shariah, a measure critics fear will lead to oversight of legislation by clerics. 
The draft also includes bans on “insulting or defaming all prophets and messengers” or even “insulting humans” – broad language that analysts warned could be used to crack down on many forms of speech.

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Who Knew?

November 2012 has been Islamophobia Awareness Month (hat tip to Will of MFS - The Other News):

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Saudi Mujahid Sheikh: Jihad Against The Cursed Jews Everywhere Is A Supreme Duty, favors use of WMD


On November 16, 2012, the "Global Jihad" website (aljahad.com/vb, hosted in Berlin on servers that reports itself as belonging to Your-Server.de) posted a fatwa by the Saudi mujahid sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al-Fahd mandating jihad against the Jews. Al-Fahd has been incarcerated in Saudi Arabia since 2003 for praising the Riyadh bombings in May of that year. In 2004, the Saudi media reported that he had recanted his jihadi ideology, but subsequently he published a communiqué stating that he had been forced to do this and that he did not regret anything he had done before his arrest.
In response to the question whether it is permissible to kill Jews and harm their interests everywhere, even outside Palestine, and whether this counts as jihad, the sheikh replied that the Jews are the leaders of the infidels and the greatest enemies of Islam and the Muslims in the present age. Therefore, jihad against Jews everywhere is "one of the most important duties and greatest virtues," and any guarantees of protection granted them by tyrannical and infidel governments are meaningless, especially when the Jews are attacking Muslims as they please.
Al-Fahd stressed that, when jihad against Jews outside of Palestine is more harmful than beneficial, Islam does not permit it; however, the only ones who can determine whether this is the case are the mujahideen, not "those who shirk jihad."
The following are excerpts from the question and fatwa:

Question: "What is the ruling regarding the struggle against the Jews and the fight against them outside the borders of Palestine, [namely] targeting and attacking their interests and their strongholds in all countries of the world? Does this count as jihad? Do they [enjoy] a contract of protection in countries where they do not fight [the Muslims], and does the Prophet's pronouncement that 'anyone who kills a mu'ahid [i.e., person who was granted protection] will not smell the fragrance of Paradise' apply to them? And if we determine that they do not [have the status of] mu'ahid, but that killing them entails [harmful consequences], is it still permitted to fight them?"

Answer: "There is no doubt that the greatest enemies of Islam and the Muslims in the present age are the Jews. Had we wanted to list their crimes against Islam and the Muslims in the later periods [of Muslim history], the list would have been very long. They have killed throngs of Muslims, and in Gaza alone they have killed thousands... They have plundered the Muslims' treasures, placed tyrants over them, and have done the Muslim nation [more harm] than any [other] enemy has done, in the past or present.

"[Now] we see them firing thousands of rockets and [dropping] tons of explosives on the heads of the Muslims in Gaza, without distinguishing [men from] women, children and the elderly – for why should they make such a distinction, when they regard the Muslims as insects that the world must be saved from?

"Therefore, [waging] jihad against the cursed Jews, and pursuing and fighting them wherever they are found, is one of the most important duties and greatest virtues – for they have corrupted countries, killed many Muslims and fought the Muslims everywhere. They are undoubtedly the leaders of the infidels in this age, and nobody can compete with them [for this title]. 

Allah said: "Fight the leaders of disbelief, for indeed, no oaths are [sacred] to them. [Koran 9:12]." If I had ten arrows, I would have shot all of them at [the Jews], not at anyone else. By Allah, had I been able to carry out a martyrdom attack against them, I would not have hesitated for a moment. And if Allah allowed just one thousand martyrdom-seekers – out of one billion Muslims – to attack their strongholds and interests everywhere, [the Muslims] would have defeated them and rendered them submissive and humiliated...

"As for contracts [of protection]: by Allah, we have no contracts with them. On the contrary, they are harbiyyoun (infidels who must be fought), no matter where they are, even if they cling to the curtains of the Ka'ba. Any contract the governments have made with the Jews is illegal according to the shari'a, for it is based on heretical U.N. conventions and was made by people who are not motivated by Allah's will but only by a desire to keep their seats...

"As for the question of harm versus benefit, it is true that when [fighting the Jews outside Palestine] causes more harm than good, then the shari'a does not permit it. But I want to make two points. First, in this context, 'harm' and 'benefit' mean real harm and benefit, as defined by the shari'a, not imaginary [harm and benefit]. Second, the first ones who can weigh the harm and benefit in jihad are the mujahideen [themselves], not those who shirk jihad and do not know how to hold a rifle."

In May 2003, al-Fahd issued fatwa approving the use of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) by Muslims against the United States and Great Britain.

Pointing to U.S. use of the atomic bomb against Japan during World War II, al-Fahd said that if "Muslims could defeat the infidels only by using these kinds of weapons, it is allowed to use them even if they kill them all."

Obtaining mass-destruction weapons is a longstanding goal of al-Qaida. Jamal al-Fadl, who defected from al-Qaida in 1996 and became a source for the CIA and the FBI, said the terror group tried to obtain uranium in the 1990s while based in Sudan. Zawahiri published a 2008 fatwa justifying WMD use.

Al-Qaida's Inspire magazine has offered tips for American Muslims on the use of WMD to "wreak havoc on the enemies of Allah."

For "those mujahid brothers with degrees in microbiology or chemistry lays the greatest opportunity and responsibility. For such brothers, we encourage them to develop a weapon of mass destruction, i.e. an effective poison with the proper method of delivery," Inspire contributor Yahya Ibrahim wrote in the publication's October 2010 issue.

"Poisonous gases such as nerve gas are not out of reach for the chemist," he added. "An effective botulin attack administered properly could lead to hundreds if not thousands of casualties."

Source : TIP.
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A Mere 67 Years Later...

During WWII most of the world came together and inadvertently stopped the Holocaust. A mere 67 years later the whole world came together and condemned the Jews for defending themselves against the bloodthirsty Arabs who still have the same goals they did during WWII: Wipe out the Jews from the face of the earth.

We have taken a turn for the worse. It only took us 67 years to warm up to Nazi-like murderers. Then we all stood up against the Nazis, for one reason or another, today we all stand with them against the Jews.

F*** our countries, f*** our representatives, f*** the UN and most importantly, f*** the Muslims!
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Joe Bonamassa
Had To Cry Today

Asking Around For You

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

"unfortunate" and "counterproductive."


UN General Assembly votes in favor of Palestinian statehood

The U.N. General Assembly voted Thursday in favor of Palestinian statehood, after the Palestinians asked it to recognize a non-member state of Palestine in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and east Jerusalem, and the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip.

The resolution upgrading the Palestinians' status to a nonmember observer state at the United Nations was approved by a more than two-thirds majority of the 193-member world body -- a vote of 138-9, with 41 abstentions.

Real independence, however, remains an elusive dream until the Palestinians negotiate a peace deal with the Israelis, who warned that the General Assembly action will only delay a lasting solution. Israel still controls the West Bank, east Jerusalem and access to Gaza, and it accused the Palestinians of bypassing negotiations with the campaign to upgrade their U.N. status.

The United States immediately criticized the historic vote. "Today's unfortunate and counterproductive resolution places further obstacles in the path peace," U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice said.

And U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called the vote "unfortunate" and "counterproductive."

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the speech by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to the General Assembly shortly before the vote "defamatory and venomous," saying it was "full of mendacious propaganda" against Israel.

Abbas had told the General Assembly that it was "being asked today to issue the birth certificate of Palestine." Abbas said the vote is the last chance to save the two-state solution.

After the vote, Netanyahu said the UN move violated past agreements between Israel and the Palestinians and that Israel would act accordingly, without elaborating what steps it might take.

Just before the vote, Israel's U.N. ambassador, Ron Prosor, warned the General Assembly that "the Palestinians are turning their backs on peace" and that the U.N. can't break the 4,000-year-old bond between the people of Israel and the land of Israel.

The vote had been certain to succeed, with most of the member states sympathetic to the Palestinians. Several key countries, including France, this week announced they would support the move to elevate the Palestinians from the status of U.N. observer to nonmember observer state.

Thursday's vote came on the same day, Nov. 29, that the U.N. General Assembly in 1947 voted to recognize a state in Palestine, with the jubilant revelers then Jews. The Palestinians rejected that partition plan, and decades of tension and violence have followed.

The vote grants Abbas an overwhelming international endorsement for his key position: establishment of a Palestinian state in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem, the territories captured by Israel in the 1967 Mideast war. With Netanyahu opposed to a pullback to the 1967 lines, this should strengthen Abbas' hand if peace talks resume.

The overwhelming vote also could help Abbas restore some of his standing, which has been eroded by years of standstill in peace efforts. His rival, Hamas, deeply entrenched in Gaza, has seen its popularity rise after an Israeli offensive on targets linked to the Islamic militant group there earlier this month.

Israel has stepped back from initial threats of harsh retaliation for the Palestinians seeking U.N. recognition, but government officials warned that Israel would respond to any Palestinian attempts to use the upgraded status to confront Israel in international bodies.

The Palestinians now can gain access to U.N. agencies and international bodies, most significantly the International Criminal Court, which could become a springboard for going after Israel for alleged war crimes or its ongoing settlement building on war-won land.

However, in the run-up to the U.N. vote, Abbas signaled that he wants recognition to give him leverage in future talks with Israel, and not as a tool for confronting or delegitimizing Israel, as Israeli leaders have alleged.


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The Innkeepers: Why the hotel is empty

The Innkeepers is one of those horror movies I really like because it's about something. Most reviewers I saw seem to have either coincidentally - or not-so-coincidentally, because it was prompted by savvy marketing? - decided it has a Clerks-meets-Shining vibe. So is it about aimless twentysomethings in The Bad Economy™? Sort of, but not exactly: there's more to it than just that. What it's really about, more specifically, is demographic collapse.


Guy and Girl work as hotel clerks at the 'Yankee Pedlar' (=American Capitalism?). The hotel, although it looks to be in fine shape and have plenty of charm, is closing (due to 'the economy', we suppose) while the absentee owner vacations in Barbados (presumably because the screenwriter wanted to send him somewhere as absentee-sounding as possible). It also has a ghost-story legend behind it. Something about a bride abandoned there on her honeymoon, killing herself, and the then-owners hiding her body for three days to try to avoid the 'bad for business' publicity. So the two clerks, in between catering to the last few guests, are determined to do some ghost-hunting during the hotel's final weekend. Of course, things go wrong, as things have a way of doing.

The girl is cute but unkempt, immature and seemingly sexless. The guy, older, is a standard-issue GenX beta porn-addicted loser who feigns apathy/pessimism as a shield and obviously has a crush on her. She would certainly be out of his league if they were the same age i.e. both in school together. But since she too has dropped out of school and become an aimless loser - 'stuck' in the hotel, like the ghost-bride of the legend - and even becomes interested in his loser nerd interests, he actually has a chance. By all rights, they really should be getting it on. And they aren't.

The movie is mostly about that failure, and is in that sense a straightforward tragedy. Why do they fail? Because he is a weak beta who can't man up and/or attract her despite his obvious interest, and because she is apathetic and antisocial and obsessed with trivia (in particular, the 'ghost' of the hotel) but meanwhile all too happy to string him along as a fawning sidekick. Her fate as the main character is portrayed by the movie as inevitable, something intrinsic to her; his plays itself out in a character arc in which, to his credit, he comes to realize his own weakness and that weakness's role in the tragedy. This doomed coupling, doomed courtship, and (therefore) doomed species-perpetuation plays itself out metaphorically in the form of the ghost-story that is the movie's nominal plot.

I notice that although it got some decent reviews, a sizable contingent of horror-movie fans really didn't like this movie. Its IMDB score is rather low, perhaps due to a bimodal distribution (many gave it 6-10 but also a sizable minority gave it a 1). Understandable. The nominal ghost-story plot is conventional and 'nothing happens' for long stretches of it - but of course, that's when everything important is happening. It's certainly not a 'horror movie' in the vein of Saw/Hostel and anyone who likes/expects that sort of thing will clearly be disappointed. But it's also not a hugely 'scary' ghost story with lots of ghost type stuff always going on, not as such; the treatment of the horror elements is at times even somewhat self-parodic, with a knowing wink. Any conventional horror movie relies on jump-scares, for example, and this movie is no exception - but in true 'ironic' GenX fashion it also inoculates itself by making fun of jump-scares.

But a movie like this isn't about the scares as ends in themselves, it's about the buildup and whether the scenario gets under your skin, and thus how well the scare payoffs are setup. And what's interesting here is how, in a horror movie ostensibly framed around a generic theme of economic decline and what could have easily turned into hackneyed commentary on McJobs, the screenwriter ended up (whether intentionally or subconsciously) drifting toward the far more specific and interesting themes of broken couplings and demographic collapse. All the important details in the movie point in this direction of stunted fertility.

Let's just look at the (so sparse as to feel almost post-apocalyptic) cast of characters. Aside from a little boy, a creepy old man near the end, and some no-name cleanup policemen in the final scene, there are no males in this movie except for the Beta Clerk. (Tellingly, the absentee hotel owner, presumably male, is never shown.) Men are either scared little children who want their mommy (this basically applies to the main Guy as well - asked to name pretty girls he first cites his mother and his sister), or so ancient and past-obsessed and as to be virtual ghosts.

Meanwhile, aside from the Protagonist Girl there are 3 (alive) female characters shown, perhaps representing 3 different stages of stunted/frustrated/diverted fertility: 1. an annoying twentysomething who works at the coffee shop next door and yaps complaints about her immature and unloving boyfriend (played by an actress who I decided was an 'uglier version of Lena Dunham', of Obama-is-our-national-boyfriend fame, but on later inspection turned out to actually just be Lena Dunham); 2. an irritating and demanding wife/mother staying in the hotel who has taken the kid and moved out on her husband for the weekend to 'show him how much he needs her'; 3. a pathetic aging actress (played by an unrecognizable Kelly McGillis) who has become some sort of maybe-phony/maybe-not spiritual-medium as a way to 'try to stay relevant'. As perceived by the actress/medium, ghosts - or spirits - can come from the past or future and all can exist simultaneously. At some point A Christmas Carol, which also has 3 important ghosts from different times, plays on someone's TV. So perhaps these 3 women portray, well, Shrewness in its various stages of life - they are ghosts of Shrewness past, present, and future. (It's a wonder to me the director/writer wasn't more often accused of misogyny by some of the more perceptively-PC critics, but of course, he is equally-hard on the men - well, the 'man' - in his movie.)

What else. The old actress gained fame on some TV show called Like Mother, Like Son - which certainly applies to the aforementioned unmanly Beta. The Beta, of course, is into internet porn, which the Girl sees in his browser history, turning her off; she makes fun of him. The Girl sees the Beta in his underwear, which further turns her off; later he sees her in her underwear, of course with the opposite reaction. They get drunk and he pours his heart out to her in an impotently pedestalizing way about how much he 'likes' her and how she's so 'cool' and how much he 'appreciates' that she 'takes him seriously' (i.e. his website on the supernatural and other nerdy hobbies) - which of course, only cements the fact that she won't be taking him seriously, not as a romantic partner anyway. Then at the crucial moment, when he should be ready to make his move, she spontaneously suggests they go to the basement to do...more super-creepy ghost-hunting. No time for romance or love - especially not with you - when there are graves to be dug and historical trivia about other women to unearth (i.e. when there's Feminist Theory to study?).

It turns out that he had just made-up all his supernatural experiences, presumably as a means of keeping her interested in him. It worked, all too well. As a result, she becomes lost in the dead world of ghosts, while he is left to gape in horror at the monsters he created. He tries to break through to her, but isn't strong enough - his words - and she sees only ghosts. Her one possible means of escape is a door she had pre-emptively locked - tubes tied? - earlier in the film. He never gets to her. Life has been short-circuited and cut off, and as the actress/medium says, nothing could have changed that.

At the end of the film the hotel is empty. There are only ghosts. Demographic collapse is complete, and everyone is to blame. It takes two, after all.

P.S. For a great analysis (aside from mine, of course :-) ) of this great movie, not exactly the same as but largely consonant with my take I think, and a great movie analysis site in general, see The Fine Art Diner.

Originally posted at Rhymes With Cars & Girls.

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Should this man be extradited to Bosnia for alleged war crimes?

A Serb-Israeli has been declared extraditable to Bosnia-Herzigovina for allegedly killing Muslims, and the article seems quite intent on demonizing him in that sense:
The Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling to extradite Serb-Israeli Alexander Cvtkovic to Bosnia-Herzegovina for genocide.

Cvtkovic is suspected of involvement in the 1995 "Srebrenica massacre," in which upwards of 8,000 Muslims were murdered after Serb forces overran the town during the 1992-1995 civil war in Bosnia.

Zvtkovic had been declared extraditable by the Jerusalem District Court, but had appealed to the Supreme Court. [...]

The defense had claimed, among other things, that Cvetkovic was stunned by the charges.

It argued that he had been a soldier, but did not participate in the actions attributed to him.

However, according to the testimony of some eyewitnesses, Cvetkovic took part in a massacre at the Branjevo Farm on July 16, 1995.
Just who are these witnesses? If they turn out to be more Muslims themselves, they could be committing taqqiya. As some of the earlier research I'd posted shows, it was the Bosnian Muslims themselves who started the war, and there were very horrific acts they committed against Serbians as well that the MSM predictably avoided publicizing about. And Bosnia is also a country that's not allowing Jews to run for office. And lest we forget that monster named Sulejman Talovic who went on a murderous shooting spree in Salt Lake City.

By extraditing a man who may be innocent, or didn't murder in cold blood as they claim, the politicians in charge of this are signaling they're ungrateful for the help a non-Jewish society gave to Jews during WW2. Is there any chance that an appeal could be made on his behalf?
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NYC Black And Latino Leaders Worried About The “Damage” White/Jewish Candidate Might Do If He Wins City Council Seat


Thomas Lopez-Pierre, a Harlem activist with a controversial past who is running for term-limited Councilman Robert Jackson’s seat, circulated an email late last night in an attempt to plan a “private meeting” to “discuss the potential damage to the political empowerment of the Black and Hispanic community if Mark Levine, a White/Jewish candidate was elected to the 7th Council District in 2013.” 
This morning, Mr. Lopez-Pierre told Politicker he isn’t organizing the meeting himself and is working on behalf of a larger group who became concerned when they read a report on the political blog The Perez Notes that the Upper Manhattan political machine headed by State Senator Adriano Espaillat and Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez has been working to “clear” the crowded field of candidates running for the seat to help Mr. Levine win. 
“Now that he actually has a chance to win it’s scaring people,” said Mr. Lopez-Pierre. “So, what started first as a discussion of the blog post has now mushroomed among candidates and community leaders into basically a ‘Stop Levine’ campaign.” 
The race to replace Mr. Jackson in the 7th District is shaping up to be one of next year’s most hotly-contested Council campaigns. In addition to Mr. Levine, who is a local district leader and founder of the Barack Obama Democratic Club, and Mr. Lopez-Pierre, there have been at least eight other candidates eyeing the seat. These hopefuls include local power broker and district leader Maria Luna, Socrates Solano, an aide to Congressman Charlie Rangel, Cheryl Pahaham, the outgoing vice chair of Community Board 12, and another district leader, Marisol Alcantara.  
In his email announcing the meeting about Mr. Levine, Mr. Lopez-Pierre identifies himself as the chair of the Douglass Grant club and said he has spoken to “a number of Black and Hispanic candidates and Black and Hispanic community leaders” who share concerns that Mr. Levine could win without the support of the area’s predominantly African-American and Latino voters because there are so many candidates running for the seat.
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