Our friend and ally Pakistan is holding anti-American rallies. FromÂ ReutersÂ (thanks to JW):
Girls hold placards while standing on a U.S. flag during an anti-U.S. rally in Hyderabad, Pakistan, September 25, 2011. REUTERS/Akram Shahid
Its a pity we couldn’t get a close-up of the red beards….. Â Â “Go America Go.” Heh. Good advice. We should go, and leave the Pakistani jihadists stew in their own juice, without American funding for their jihad.
The term “aggression” used in the fatwa is vague, and likely to be deliberately so: all hell can break loose at a time and place of their choosing. “Fatwa for Jihad against America,” fromÂ The Nation, September 26, (JW)
The fact alone that the location has been publicized as aÂ CIAÂ station suggests a problem. “Afghan attack: Gunfire heard at Kabul ‘CIA station’,” fromÂ BBCÂ News, September 25:
Gunfire and a blast have been heard from a compound said to house theÂ CIAstation in the Afghan capital Kabul.Â
Â No ‘sudden jihad syndrome’ to see here, but what motivated the killer?
As I have said many times in the context of many similar incidents in Iraq and Afghanistan, there is no reliable way to distinguish a peaceful Muslim from a jihadist. This is yet more fruit of the unwillingness to make even a cursory attempt to take that fact into account.
And every few weeks (the last time was a few weeks ago, on August 4), I find the paragraph above in the archives and post it again.
And yet the dim bulbs in the intelligence community in Washington are busy making sure that none of their teaching materials offend terror-linked Islamic supremacist groups in the U.S. This is the fruit also of their witless useful idiocy and political correctness.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) â€” An Afghan employed by the U.S. government killed one American and wounded another in an attack on a CIA office in Kabul, officials said Monday.The shooting Sunday evening is the most recent in a growing number of attacks this year by Afghans working with the country’s international allies. Some assailants have turned out to be Taliban sleeper agents, while others have been motivated by personal grievances.
Gunfire was first heard sometime after 8 p.m. local time around the former Ariana Hotel, a building that ex-U.S. intelligence officials said is the CIA station in Kabul. The spy agency occupied the heavily secured building just blocks from the Afghan presidential palace in late 2001 after the U.S.-led invasion that toppled the Taliban.
The U.S. Embassy said an Afghan employee of the complex shot dead an American citizen and wounded another before being killed.
“The motivation for the attack is still under investigation,” the embassy said in a statement….
Uh…maybe…jihad? Â (“we will never know what motivated the killer….”)
NATO bases and embassies have ramped up security following a number of attacks over the past year by Afghan security forces against their counterparts. Since March 2009, the coalition has recorded at least 20 incidents where a member of the Afghan security forces or someone wearing a uniform used by them killed coalition forces. Thirty-six coalition troops have died. It is not known how many of the 282,000 members of the Afghan security forces were killed.In December 2009, an al-Qaida double agent blew himself up at a CIA base in eastern Khost province, killing seven CIA employees. The attacker, a Jordanian man named Humam al-Balawi, had been brought into the base because he had claimed to be able to reach high-level al-Qaida leaders…