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Are Females Really That Dumb?

First, watch this:

End Women’s Suffrage:

Many females will do anything in the mistaken belief that they’re following some kind of fashion.

Unfortunately men are even dumber because they often follow such women.

But how dumb are women really?


Take a look:

In New Hamshire they think its cool to submit to the cult of Islam:

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Fun for the whole family:

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A little burka here, and a little segregation there: Gee, its all sooo fashionable!

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In Amherst, New Hampshire, parents are getting the jump on the impending caliphate and teaching their children to welcome their new Islamic overlords: ‘Open tent’ at Amherst Middle School.

AMHERST— For one night, on May 9, the quaint colonial town of Amherst, New Hampshire, was transformed into a Saudi Arabian Bedouin tent community, with the help of 80 seventh-graders at the Amherst Middle School. The weather cooperated, providing 85 degree temperatures to give an authentic Saudi feel to the evening.

More than 250 guests arrived at the open tent and were welcomed with an Arabic greeting of “Marhaba” by students at a Saudi customs desk. During the check-in, guests selected a traditional Arabic name for their name badge and completed an actual Saudi customs form, which warned in bold letters “Death for Drug Trafficking” at the top.

Once inside, guests were encouraged to circulate among 14 different stations created by the students. …

Flowing fabrics hung from the ceiling separated the family and men-only dining sections. The tables were set on large rugs and lowered so that the diners sat on the floor. Only the seventh-grade boys were allowed to host the food stations and the Arabic dancing, as the traditions of Saudi Arabia at this time prevent women from participating in these public roles.

Dressed in traditional Arabic wear—long plaid kilts, white shirts and turbans—the boys offered food and entertained guests. The Arabic dancers enthusiastically performed to music and encouraged male visitors to join their dance. Seventh-grade girls hosted the hijab and veil stations, where other female guests learned how to wear the required head covering and veils. An antique trunk full of black abayas worn by women, and white thobes worn by the men, were available for guests to try on. …

An Islamic religion station included a Muslim prayer rug with a compass imbedded in it to locate Mecca, readings on the Islamic faith, call to prayer items and prayer beads.

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More weird stuff from New England:

Vermont Wants the US to End the Occupation…of Vermont…

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Amnesia peddles Hicks T-shirts: 

If you buy 3 tees or more we will give you a Free David Hicks t-shirt at no charge. He’s coming home but there are still many detainees in Guantanamo Bay so help end the injustice by wearing this T-shirt. It depicts a cowering figure on an orange background and features the Amnesty name and candle on the sleeves. They are available in both womens and mens sizes. Just note the size you want under the Comments column and we’ll include it with your order.

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Florida: Another Mosque Hosts Mujahideen, Jihad Preacher

 Via LGF

Once again we find an American mosque at the center of terrorist recruitment and ideology, as an ex-con testifies that alleged Al Qaeda operative Jose Padilla became radicalized at a Florida mosque: Ex-con tells of talks at Florida mosque.

The Associated Press doesn’t tell us which mosque, of course, and it’s a pretty safe bet there will be no journalistic investigations into it.

MIAMI – An ex-convict testified Thursday that he knew suspected al-Qaida operative Jose Padilla and a purported terrorism supporter while attending a Florida mosque, and that he considered becoming a fighter himself for Islamic groups overseas.
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Herbert Atwell, 38, said Adham Amin Hassoun frequently gave speeches at the mosque in the late 1990s about Muslim causes and sought to raise money and identify recruits. Hassoun also brought in mujahedeen from Chechnya, Palestine and elsewhere in the world to talk to men at the mosque, Atwell said.

“He would talk about giving to mujahedeen fighters all the time,” Atwell testified. “At a certain point in time, the brothers didn’t want him to get on the podium any more, because it was the same message over and over and over.” …

Atwell testified that he remembered Padilla — one of Hassoun’s recruits, prosecutors contend — from the mosque because he carried a Spanish version of the Quran. Where Hassoun was loquacious, Padilla rarely spoke at all, Atwell said.

“He was very quiet. Very focused on Islam,” he testified.

Fatah Al-Islam Planned 9/11 Style Terror Attack in Lebanon

Article from AFP with thanks to Rosie:

A BEIRUT newspaper has reported that Fatah al-Islam, whose fighters are under siege at a refugee camp in the north of the country, had planned a September 11-style attack on Lebanon.

“This information was obtained by questioning arrested Fatah al-Islam members,” An-Nahar said, without identifying its sources.

The paper also said that explosives seized in the country’s second largest city Tripoli, south of the Nahr al-Bared Palestinian refugee camp where militants were being besieged by the army for the 15th day, came from Syria.

“Fatah al-Islam planned to attack a large hotel in the capital using four suicide truck bombs at the same time as launching suicide attacks on embassies in east and west Beirut,” the paper said.

An-Nahar also said the Al-Qaeda-inspired Islamist group “planned to launch attacks on the Shekka tunnel linking Beirut to Tripoli with the aim of cutting off the north and proclaiming an Islamic state there.”

Fighting continued on Sunday around Nahr al-Bared as the deadly standoff between Lebanese troops and the militants entered its third week.

In all 97 people have been killed since May 20, including 44 soldiers and 41 Islamist gunmen, in the bloodiest internal fighting in Lebanon since the 1975-1990 civil war.

* Fatah Al-Islam is a a ragtag army of Saudi, Yemeni and other Arab jihadists, who have ties to Al Qaeda and follow Muhammads command to ‘kill and die for Allah’…

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Other News:

Danish ship and crew hijacked off Somalia

June 03, Article from: Agence France-Presse

SOMALI hijackers have seized a Danish cargo ship and its five Danish crew in the country’s latest case of piracy, a Kenyan maritime official said.

The Donica White was carrying building materials from Dubai to Kenya’s Mombasa port when gunmen boarded it late on Friday, Andrew Mwangura, director of the Mombasa-based East African Seafarers Assistance Programme, said.

“We expect a ransom to be demanded in the next three to four days, and we expect it to be high because the crew were all Danish nationals this time,” Mr Mwangura said.

Four other ships – an Indian dhow and three fishing vessels from Taiwan and Tanzania – are currently being held by Somali pirates, who have made the Indian Ocean corridor off their homeland among the most dangerous waters in the world.

Experts have long speculated that the pirates are using a mysterious “mother ship” to reach their targets far out at sea, and then board them using smaller speedboats.

Mr Mwangura said the hijacking of the Donica White, in heavy seas more than 130 miles (210 miles) off the coast, appeared to have been carried out that way.

“We have not seen it yet, but there has to be (a mother ship),” he said.

“Small ships like those that attacked could not have made it so far from the coast in very rough seas.”

Waters off the Somali coast, Africa’s longest, are trade routes for key commodities like oil, grains and iron ore from the Persian Gulf and the Red Sea down to the Mozambique Channel.

Thousands of merchant ships snake past the Somali coastline to the Cape of Good Hope every year.

Pirate attacks in Somali waters have mushroomed since the Islamist movement that brought a semblance of law and order during its six-month rule was ousted from Mogadishu in January.

Some of the pirates claim to be “coastguards” protecting their waters against illegal fishing and toxic waste dumping.

But the United Nations has called for international action to combat Somalia’s “plague of piracy”, saying it threatened vital aid deliveries to some one million people.

The Real Face of the Israel Boycott Movement: Pure Hatred

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The dust of the UCU boycott brouhaha is still in the air, but the first glimpses of the practical effect the resolutions might have could be already seen. When the leading UK universities such as the ones belonging to the Russel Group reject the idea outright, there is not a lot left of the resolution in its practical meaning.
But the boycott, I am afraid, wasn’t at all about a short term practical goal. The people who spearhead the boycott drive could not care less about the scientific freedom or about cooperation on the joint projects. Moreover – they know very well that scientific cooperation cannot and will not be stopped by a Stalinist style embargo on knowledge.
No, this is not what they work for. They pursue a different long term target – that of stripping the hated Zionist entity of legitimization. The mere fact of Israel’s existence is the thorn in their side, and nothing, including the most unholy alliances, will deter them from that goal.
To see the real face of the boycott movement leaders, it is sufficient to view the clip that recorded the amazing treatment of the last Israel-Lebanon war by John Rose* – the leader and main sponsor of the boycott motion. I have made the effort and made it to the end of the clip, so can you (although it may make you sick, so be warned).
While the wild mix of lies, half-truths and sheer ignorance is peerless, there is another feature of the clip that is really exceptional: the level of hate displayed by this character. It distorts the speech and it distorts the face so strongly that there really is only one historic prototype that comes to mind:

No, it is not a submission to the “separated at birth” contest, and I apologize in advance before every reader that may be offended by the comparison. Still, there was nothing else that could be compared to this extraordinary eruption of hate – not even the speeches by Rose’s spiritual mentor – one Sheik Nasrallah, levelheaded and balanced in comparison.
And if you have the patience to view the clip to the end, you shall see that nothing short of destruction of the Zionist Entity will satisfy our good speaker. And that his hypocritical care about Lebanese and Palestinians’ lot is a very minor theme of his hate speech.
Topple, disband, eliminate… of course, Mr Rose does not mean “kill them all”. There is no need to add that part, really. Just to lick the chops in eager anticipation.

Not in your lifetime, quisling.

Switzerland: No Mega-Mosque for Bern, No to ‘Islamic Cultural Centre’

 Bern city says no to Islamic cultural centre

A project to build one of the largest Islamic cultural centres in Europe in the Swiss capital, Bern, will not be realised, it was announced on Friday.
The Bern authorities said they had other plans for the zone, a former abattoir area in Wankdorf, in the northern part of the city.

The 23,000 square metre centre, the concept of which had been proposed by Umma, a Bern-based Islamic coordination centre, would have comprised a museum on Islam, a mosque, a convention centre, offices and a four-star hotel.
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The zone in the foreground, in front of the Wankdorf stadium, will be set aside for a clinic (wankdorf.info)

* An Islamic group’s plan to build a huge Islamic center (with a mosque, a museum, a convention center, and a hotel) in the heart of the capital of Switzerland has been rejected: Bern decides against Islamic cultural centre.

A project to build one of the largest Islamic cultural centres in Europe in the Swiss capital, Bern, will not be realised, it was announced on Friday.

The Bern authorities said they had other plans for the zone, a former abattoir area in Wankdorf, in the northern part of the city.

The 23,000 square metre centre, the concept of which had been proposed by Umma, a Bern-based Islamic coordination centre, would have comprised a museum on Islam, a mosque, a convention centre, offices and a four-star hotel. The plan was revealed in a Swiss newspaper in April. Supporters had said that central to the project was “the prospect for a differentiated dialogue with Islam”.

Announcing their decision, Bern city officials said the land, part of the development project called “Wankdorf City”, had been set aside for a regional medical centre. City official Barbara Hayoz said that for the moment Bern did not have any other land available on which to house the Islamic centre. …

Umma said in a statement on Friday that it had noted the decision with regret and that it was the city’s right to decide on such projects. But it added that it would have preferred a closer examination of the proposal and an exchange of views before the decision was made.

The centre would have cost an estimated SFr60-80 million ($72-96 million) and would have been named the Avicenna Centre after a Persian philosopher and scientist who lived 1,000 years ago.

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More Hudna BS from Gaza

Every time the ‘Palestinians’ get roasted they scream for a ‘hudna’ which ignorant reporters and commentators translate as ‘truce’- but a hudna for Muslims is only a pause to regroup. Its a one-sided affair, because according to the teachings of profit Moe Muslims only call for a hudna if they are weak and fear to lose the war. As soon as the Muslims have reorganized their troops sura 9:5 rules the day:

And when the forbidden months have passed, slay the idolaters wherever you find them and take them captive, and beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them at every place of ambush. But if they repent and observe Prayer and pay the Zakaat, then leave their way free. Surely, Allah is Most Forgiving, Merciful.

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Palestinian mourners carry the body of Islamic Jihad militant, Fadi Abu Mustafa, during his funeral in Khan Younis refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip, Saturday, June 2, 2007. An Islamic Jihad militant was killed in an Israeli missile strike on Friday while riding his motorcycle in southern Gaza, Palestinian security officials said. Earlier in the day, Islamic Jihad said it fired two rockets toward Israel. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

By LAURIE COPANS, Associated Press

Hamas may be willing to agree to a cease-fire with Israel for one year, a senior official of the militant group said in an interview published on Saturday. Hamas said it had not fired any rockets at Israel from the Gaza Strip for days.

In the West Bank after nightfall, Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian and injured three in the city of Nablus, Palestinian rescue said. The army said troops fired at an armed man during an arrest operation in the city.

A previous Gaza truce between Hamas and Israel unraveled in mid-May when Hamas intensified rocket launchings into Israel, killing two Israelis. In counterstrikes on the Gaza Strip, the Israeli army has killed more than 60 Palestinians, most of them militants.

Halting the bloodshed will be at the top of the agenda in a meeting next week between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. Abbas, leader of the moderate Fatah Party, has been trying to press coalition partner Hamas to renew the truce.

The militant group says it has not launched any rockets since Wednesday. The Islamic Jihad militant group and others took responsibility for firing at least three rockets at Israel on Saturday. No injuries were reported.

Hamas deputy political leader Moussa Abu Marzouk suggested the group may be interested in ending the violence.

“We may agree to a one-year cease-fire,” Abu Marzouk was quoted as saying in an interview with the Egyptian daily Al-Ahram. “Both parties have to abide by it.”

Abu Marzouk, who along with Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal lives in exile in Syria, demanded that Israel also agree to a truce with Hamas, saying the only way for success was calm on both sides.

Several senior Hamas leaders, including Abu Marzouk, were in Cairo over the past week for talks with Egyptian officials on ways to calm fighting with Israel.

A member of the Hamas political bureau, Mohammad Nazal, confirmed that Hamas is considering a truce.

“Some private ideas were presented to Hamas (by Egyptian mediators) to reach a truce with Israel, and Hamas is about to undertake the suitable decision,” Nazal said by telephone from Damascus.

Israel was skeptical of Hamas’ intentions.

“The current cease-fire in Gaza is unfortunately a sham,” said Foreign Ministry spokesman Mark Regev. “It would seem that before we talk about expanding the cease-fire, we should first get it right.”

Hamas wants to get Israel to extend any Gaza cease-fire to the West Bank, where Israeli troops frequently conduct arrest raids against militants.

After dark Saturday, Israeli troops entered Nablus in an arrest operation. In the center of the city, soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian in his shop and seriously injured another Palestinian, witnesses and rescue workers said. The army said soldiers shot toward a gunman and saw that he was hit.

In another incident, troops fired at rock throwers, injuring two of them in the legs, witnesses said. The army said the Palestinians were carrying guns.

“We will cut throats, and from vein to vein, to protect the spirit and moral of this nation”

* A noble task, no doubt. Its all good, you see: Its only to protect the spirit and moral of -which- nation exactly?

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Its burka time in Palistine 

Islamic group targets women newscasters

By DIAA HADID, Associated Press Writer

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – An Islamic group threatened to behead female TV broadcasters if they don’t wear strict Islamic dress, frightening reporters and signaling a further shift toward extremism in the Gaza Strip.

The threat to “cut throats from vein to vein” was delivered by the Swords of Truth, a fanatical group that has previously claimed responsibility for bombing Internet cafes and music shops. The new threat was the first time the organization targeted a specific group of people.

In many parts of the Muslim world, conservative policies keep women out of TV anchor positions or dictate they wear headscarves on air. Headscarves for TV broadcasters are uncommon, however, in Lebanon and Jordan, and even Egypt keeps newscasters who wear them off its TV stations.

* Please note that the moonbats from the ‘liberal’ western press call the most fanatical Islamo-throatcutters ‘conservative’– you can’t be any more euphemistic than that…

The influence of Islamic groups in the Gaza Strip has grown over the past three decades, especially as poverty has risen since fighting with Israel began in 2000. Now, it is more common to see women with their faces covered with veils than women without their hair covered.

Most of the 15 women broadcasters on government-run Palestine TV wear headscarves. But they also wear makeup and Western clothing — not considered strictly observant by extremists.

The Swords of Truth issued the statement Friday in an e-mail to news organizations.

“We will cut throats, and from vein to vein, if needed to protect the spirit and moral of this nation,” the statement said. The group also accused the women broadcasters of being “without any … shame or morals.”

* Great. If cutting throats from ear to ear is ‘moral’ count me out. I rather be shameless..

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Prior to the statement, some women broadcasters said they had received personal threats through their mobile phones. It was not clear if the threats were from the same group.

One anchorwoman who does not wear a headscarf said she was too frightened by the threat to go to work on Saturday.

“It’s a dangerous precedent in our society. It will target all working women,” said the broadcaster, who declined to give her name out of fear. “The statement frightened us.”

Another presenter who wears a headscarf said she couldn’t understand why they were targeted. “I hope they take it back. I hope not a bullet will be fired at us,” she said.

* Fat chance. With Allah’s help they might be able to screw your head back on afterwards…

Basem Abu Sumaya, head of the Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation, which runs Palestine TV, said the PBC already had security measures in place, but could not protect people on the way to work. The PBC is bankrolled by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas of Fatah, and is accused of openly exhibiting support for the moderate movement, a bitter rival of the Islamic group Hamas.

A senior security official, who requested anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue, said The Swords of Truth had less than 100 members and was formed last year.

The group claimed responsibility for the bombings of about three dozen Internet cafes, music shops and pool halls, which are considered places of vice by some in deeply conservative Gaza. Assailants detonated small bombs outside the businesses at night, causing damage but no injuries.

*A ‘tiny minority of extremists’- no doubt…

The security official said his forces were taking the threat seriously. He said Hamas members funded the group, wanting to impose a hardline version of Islam in Gaza. Hamas won parliamentary elections last year, but has since formed a unity government with Fatah.

Hamas spokesman Ismail Ridwan said his faction had “no relation” to the group.

Other hardline groups also have become prominent in Gaza in recent months. The Army of Islam claimed responsibility for kidnapping British Broadcasting Corp. reporter Alan Johnston in March. And Muslim hardliners lobbed a bomb at a U.N.-run school in May, accusing the world body of “turning schools into nightclubs” for holding a show of traditional Palestinian dancing.

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News from America:

Alamo Rent a Car Must Pay Muslim Woman $288G for Banning Scarf

PHOENIX AP — A federal jury in Phoenix decided that Alamo Rent A Car must pay a Muslim woman $288,000 for firing her for wearing a head scarf during the holy month of Ramadan.

Bilan Nur was fired just four months after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. She had worked at the company’s Phoenix offices since 1999.

Then 22, Nur complained to the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which sued the company for what it called a “post 9-11 backlash.” The suit says she was fired in violation of the Civil Rights Act for exercising her religious beliefs.

A federal judge agreed last year, ruling that Alamo was guilty of illegal discrimination and did not try to accommodate her.

A jury started hearing the damages part of the case on Tuesday and reached a verdict Friday.

A spokesman for Alamo declined comment.

* Who is winning the ‘WoT’ – the civil liberties loonies?

“radical Christianity is just as threatening as radical Islam in a country like America.”

~Rosie O’Donnell

Terror Plot “One Of The Most Chilling Imaginable”

Breaking News:

Update:

JFK plot: “Even the Twin Towers can’t touch it…this can destroy the economy of America for some time”

Glorying in destruction. More on the JFK plot from WNBC.com:

In discussing JFK airport as a target, Defreitas exulted over JFK airport’s symbolic importance, according to a U.S. Justice Department complaint:
“Anytime you hit Kennedy, it is the most hurtful thing to the United States. To hit John F. Kennedy, wow …. They love John F. Kennedy like he’s the man …. If you hit that, this whole country will be in mourning. It’s like you can kill the man twice. “

In a later recorded conversation with his coconspirators in May 2007, Defreitas compared the plot to attack JFK airport to the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, stating, “even the Twin Towers can’t touch it,” adding that, “this can destroy the economy of America for some time.”

Sources said the planning stages of the plot involved surveillance of JFK airport as well as scouting out US properties in Guyana for possible attacks.

U.S. Attorney Roslynn R. Mauskopf called it “one of the most chilling plots imaginable.”

“The devastation that would be caused had this plot succeeded is just unthinkable,” she said at a news conference.

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NYC Airport Bomb Plot Leads To 3 Arrests (make it 4)

The arrests mark the latest in a series of homegrown terrorism plots that targeted high-profile Amerian landmarks.

A year ago, seven men were arrested in what officials called the early stages of a plot to blow up the Sears Tower in Chicago and destroy FBI offices and other buildings. A month later, authorities broke up a plot to bomb underwater New York City train tunnels to flood lower Manhattan.

And six people were arrested a month ago in a plot to unleash a bloody rampage on Fort Dix in New Jersey.

“Seven men,” a “plot,” and “six people.” What did all three of those plots have in common? Yes, that’s right, you’ll never believe this, but they were all…Islamic jihad plots. Imagine that! Yet you would get no hint of that from this story. No, it was all the work of “men,” and “people.” And those “people” were probably all males also. I trust that the relevant law enforcement officials are stepping up their anti-male efforts now, so that we don’t keep on seeing these kinds of plots.

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JFK plotters identified

NEW YORK — According to NewsChannel4’s Jonathan Dienst, three people were arrested and one other was being sought Saturday in connection to a plot to blow up jet-fuel lines at John F. Kennedy International Airport, officials said.
Four people have been charged. One is in custody in New York. Three suspects in total are in custody. One is still at large in Trinidad.

According to sources, the suspects have been identified as: Russell Defreitas, Abdul Nur, Kareem Ibrihim and Abdul Kadir.

* Kadir, a former member of Parliament in Guyana, was arrested in Trinidad for attempting to secure money for “terrorist operations,” according to a Guyanese police commander who spoke on condition of anonymity.

* How does such a freak get to enter the US?
Kadir, a Muslim, left his position in Parliament last year. Muslims make up about 9 percent of the former Dutch and British colony’s 770,000 population, mostly from the Sunni sect.

* Hmm, stranger than fiction: Clinton & Peanut Khadr and all these guys always tell us its ‘poverty’ that causes terrorism…

* Btw: Abdul Kadir’ daughter says:

“He was only arrested because he was a Muslim”
Sources said a cargo worker at JFK allegedly began to plot attacking the US last July or August. The cargo worker sought help in carrying out a plan and went to an FBI informant, who gathered information about the plot.
The cargo worker is a U.S. citizen with roots in Guyana. Sources said he be a former government official in Guyana.
Sources said counter-terrorism officials have been following the plot for a little less than one year.
Sources said the plot involved a plan to blow up a BuckEye jet-fuel pipeline at JFK setting off a potential massive explosion. BuckEye provides fuel to all three NYC-area airports.
Sources said the plot involved putting explosives inside the fuel pipeline but realized that “it was not technically feasible.”
Sources said the planning stages of the plot involved surveillance of JFK airport as well as scouting out US properties in Guyana for possible attacks.

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* The arrests mark the latest in a series of alleged homegrown terrorism plots targeting high-profile American landmarks.
A year ago, seven men were arrested in what officials called the early stages of a plot to blow up the Sears Tower in Chicago and destroy FBI offices and other buildings.
A month later, authorities broke up a plot to bomb underwater New York City train tunnels to flood lower Manhattan.
And six people were arrested a month ago in an alleged plot to unleash a bloody rampage on Fort Dix in New Jersey.

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A year ago, seven men were arrested in what officials called the early stages of a plot to blow up the Sears Tower in Chicago and destroy FBI offices and other buildings.

A month later, authorities broke up a plot to bomb underwater New York City train tunnels to flood lower Manhattan.
And six people were arrested a month ago in an alleged plot to unleash a bloody rampage on Fort Dix in New Jersey.

LGF has the story here:

Aussie Crackpot to Petraeus: “If I were a Muslim, I’d probably be a jihadist”

Fuckwit Alert:

In “Pay attention to jihad,” Diana West skewers the breathtaking ignorance of Lt. Col. David Kilcullen and others in positions of authority:

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“If I were a Muslim, I’d probably be a jihadist. The thing that drives these guys — a sense of adventure, wanting to be part of the moment, wanting to be in the big movement of history that’s happening now — that’s the same thing that drives me, you know?” No. I don’t know. And I sorely wish I could tell him so — “him” being David Kilcullen, senior counterinsurgency adviser to Gen. David Petraeus, senior commander in Iraq.
With this bizarro depiction of jihadists-as-swashbucklers, Lt. Col. David Kilcullen, an Australian Army officer “on loan” to the U.S. government, should probably have been sent back with: “And I suppose if you had been a German during a certain world war, you would have been a Nazi, eh? Who more than those Third Reich ‘guys’ wanted to be in ‘the big movement of history’? Grr. Thanks, mate, but no thanks. Go play Abu Robin al-Hood down under.”

Of course, Col. Kilcullen made his outrageous comment almost six months ago to the New Yorker’s George Packer and is still on the job. But when a key counterinsurgency advisor in Iraq identifies with jihadists, it’s not just a matter of surrealism — hallucinations — at the top. As they say at NASA when things are about to fall out of the sky: Houston, we’ve got a problem.

Why? Such remarks convey either non-comprehension or indifference to the evil nature of jihad. Or both. Such neutrality, if that’s the word for it, also marks Col. Kilcullen’s discussion of his big, formative idea: lessons drawn from what he refers to as “an Islamic insurgency in West Java and a Christian-separatist insurgency in East Timor.” In the latter case, the language is jarring for what Serge Trifkovic has described this way: “In the motivation, patterns, and perceptions of the actors on the ground — killers and victims alike — East Timor was an Islamic jihad against Christian infidels” that left as many as 200,000 East Timorese dead.

In Col. Kilcullen’s Islam-blind view of the world, such events become plain-vanilla conflicts without moral distinction, differentiated only by the advent of global media coverage — a large obstacle, he maintains, to winning counterinsurgencies. Indeed, he compares Indonesia’s role in East Timor (where Indonesia ultimately failed, he says, due to global media) with the U.S. role in Iraq. This is a weirdly shocking way to see the American struggle against varyingly jihadist factions — particularly for someone advising the U.S. military.

It’s hard to say what’s worse: ignorance of jihad, for which there’s no excuse at this advanced stage of war, or indifference to it, for which there’s never an excuse. Both attitudes deeply imbue U.S. war policy. As Col. Kilcullen would (and has) put it, “the Islamic bit is secondary.” Far more important to this Australian anthropologist are what he calls “social networks.” Mr. Packer writes: “He noted that all fifteen Saudi [September 11] hijackers had trouble with their fathers.” Oh, brother — as if half the people in the world don’t have trouble with their fathers (but don’t hijack airplanes for Allah).

Armchair generals and psycho-babblers:

“I cannot think of another case of so many highly educated officers advising a general,” said Carter Malkasian, who has advised Marine Corps commanders in Iraq on counterinsurgency and himself holds an Oxford doctorate in the history of war.

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*Right. ‘Highly educated’ wankers who don’t know s#*t about Muslims and jihad. That will fix it…

Afghanistan: Boot sinks, 60 Taliban drown

No doubt it was the will of Allah… 

The MSM still calls them ‘militants’ and ‘insurgents’- but not to worry: They are dead. But isn’t that -somehow- the fault of BUSH???

KABUL, Afghanistan  Story from AP via FOX—  A boat crossing a river in Afghanistan’s most dangerous province sank on Saturday, and at least 60 people were killed, including Taliban militants, the Defense Ministry said.

The boat sank while crossing the Helmand River, which snakes through Helmand province, the world’s leading opium poppy region and site of fierce battles the last several months. Hundreds of Taliban insurgents are believed to be in Helmand.

The Afghan army was investigating to see how many Taliban insurgents and how many civilians were on board, the ministry said. The brief statement did not say what caused the boat to sink or why officials believed militants were on board.

Elsewhere, suspected Taliban militants attacked a local police commander’s home, killing five of his family members and sparking a gunbattle with police that left 10 insurgents dead, an official said.

The attack in the southeastern province of Ghazni killed the commander’s wife, two sons and two nephews, said Interior Ministry spokesman Zemeri Bashary. The commander worked for Afghanistan’s auxiliary police, a system of backup officers who supplement the country’s regular police force.

Taliban militants often target police and government officials. More than 1,900 people have been killed in insurgency-related violence in Afghanistan this year, according to an Associated Press count based on U.S., NATO and Afghan officials.

At a rally in Pakistan, a man described as the Taliban’s new top field commander vowed in an audiotaped message to liberate Afghanistan from “American slavery,” said Abdul Sattar Chishti, the cleric who organized the event.

Chishti said more than 12,000 people listened to the speech by the brother of Mullah Dadullah, the top Taliban commander who was killed in a U.S. operation last month in southern Afghanistan.

He said Dadullah Mansoor vowed to avenge his brother’s death and those of others killed while fighting U.S., NATO and Afghan forces.

“The blood of my brother will never go waste. We will never forget his sacrifices, and the role of other martyrs. We will complete Dadullah’s mission by expelling Americans and liberating Afghanistan,” Chishti quoted Mansoor as saying.

It was not immediately possible to verify Chishti’s claims about the rally at Killi Nalai, a village about 45 miles west of Quetta near the Afghan border. Although pro-Taliban elders have held similar rallies in northwestern tribal regions, protests the size of the one organized in Killi Nalai are rare.

Looking at the Middle East, Four Decades after the Six-Day War

By Christoph Schult in Jerusalem SPIEGEL ONLINE


Forty years after the Six-Day War, Israel continues to face problems on its borders, from shootouts in Gaza to fighting in Lebanon. Indeed, the Israeli triumph of 1967 has proven to be a false victory.

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Former Israeli soldier Shaul Arieli is fighting today to shrink the size of the security fence that cuts deeply into the Palestinian region.

Shaul Arieli knows from experience how difficult it is to suppress a people with military force. He was in command of the Israeli brigade stationed in the Gaza Strip in the early 1990s.

Arieli, now 48, still looks like a soldier. His head is shaved and his neck and upper arms are muscular. But he has switched sides and joined the peace camp. His arguments are cold, hard facts. In 1967, he says, about 2.4 million Jews and 1.2 million Arabs lived in the region between the Mediterranean and Jordan, which the settlers call Erez Israel.

As a result of their higher birth rate, the Palestinians have almost made up the difference today. While the number of Jews in Israel has more than doubled, four times as many Palestinians live there today than 40 years ago. Today there are 5 million Arabs and 5.3 million Jews living on Israeli territory.


“The Arabs will be the majority in a few years,” says Arieli. In Israel’s core, there are five Jews to every Arab. If this ratio were expanded to the territories captured in 1967, he says, 16 million Jews would have to emigrate to Israel.
“There aren’t that many Jews in the entire world,” says Arieli.

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Palestinian refugee Ghazi al-Zein (left): “We will never make peace with the Israelis.”

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And NOW something completely different:

Battle at Kruger

With thanks to Old Dead Presidents

The Story of the Monster Pig 

Farmers: ‘Monster Pig’ Not a Wild Hog, But Was Their Pet Pig ‘Fred’ 

Story from AP via FOX

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Poor Hog

FRUITHURST, Ala. —  The Mystery of the Monster pig appears to have been solved.

The 1,051-pound hog, shot and killed by 11-year-old Jamison Stone and the subject of a world-wide Web firestorm over the photo’s authenticity, really is…

Fred.

That’s “Fred” the pig, and according to Rhonda and Phil Blissitt their humongous hog escaped on April 29, four days before it was killed, according to the Star newspaper.

Late Thursday evening, their claims were confirmed by Andy Howell, Game Warden for the Alabama Department of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries.

“I didn’t want to stir up anything,” Rhonda Blissitt said. “I just wanted the truth to be told. That wasn’t a wild pig.”

Her husband agreed.

“If it went down in the record book, it would be deceiving, and we’d know that for the rest of our lives.”

The monster hog gained worldwide acclaim after he was bagged by 11-year-old Jamison Stone, a Pickensville native, with a .50-caliber pistol on May 3 at the Lost Creek Plantation, LLC, a hunting preserve in Delta. The big boar was hunted inside a large, low-fence enclosure and fired upon 16 times by Stone, who struck the animal nearly a half-dozen times during the three-hour hunt.

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