sometimes you got to laugh, rockwood helps.

"History does not long entrust the care
of freedom to the weak or the timid."
Dwight D. Eisenhower
(ive noticed because I tend to include a lot of photos, a tendency for my blog to sometimes need to be loaded more than once to get all the graphics to show.)

"the clear & present danger" presented by islamo supremacists, radical islam and what it wants.

We don't make a distinction between civilians and non-civilians, non-civilians, innocents and non-innocents. Only between Muslims and unbelievers. And the life of an unbeliever has no value. It has no sanctity.
-Sheikh Omar Bakri Muhammad, head of the al Muhajiroun group in London.

Asked about his comments that he wanted to have the banner of Islam at 10 Downing Street, Muhammad said, "Yes, it's my dream. I believe one day that is going to happen. Because this is my country, I like living here."

Hussein Massawi, former leader of Hezbollah, summed it up very pithily:"We are not fighting so that you will offer us something. We are fighting to eliminate you."

"Muslim institutions, schools and economic power should be strengthened in America. Those who stay in America should be open to society without melting, keeping Mosques open so anyone can come and learn about Islam. If you choose to live here, you have a responsibility to deliver themessage of Islam ...... Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faiths, but to become dominant. The Koran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth."

Omar Ahmad Co-founder of the Council on American-Islamic Relations

become aware find out about cair

Daniel Pipes has been researching Islam for the past three and a half decades. He directs the Middle East Forum - a Philadelphia think tank. Among his twelve books, four focus on Islam. In 2003, President Bush appointed him to the board of the U.S. Institute of Peace.
Pipes on islamofascists~~~ "militant Muslims are at war with America, not because of what America did, but because Islamists perceive themselves as being in a long-term conflict with the values of the West.
Excerpted from Arab & Iranian telecasts in March & April of this year. Available & thoughtfully subtitled by the indispensable MEMRI.
[suicide attacks] carried out by boys and girls… these redeem self-confidence and hope… because a nation that does not excel at the industry of death does not deserve life.
"The Muslim Students' Association on american campuses ~~
Queensborough Community College in New York in March 2003 "We reject the U.N., reject America, reject all law and order. Don't lobby Congress or protest because we don't recognize Congress. The only relationship you should have with America is to topple it … Eventually there will be a Muslim in the White House dictating the laws of Shariah."

Islamic fanaticism was not created by anything that we have done


Goodbye my Love,
I will carry Your memory within me,
as I await the travail of time.
Which I must cross,
before I will touch your face again.
resting in the warmth of your soul,
together again.

Sunday, November 30, 2003

har har har! finnaly some of the people used by the poverty pimps are waking up to the fact that the "king" has no clothes, he is completly naked... .....not to mention a scam artist. spotted this link posted on lgf by Engineer.

Protesters turn on Jesse Jackson during rally

With roughly 100,000 Chicagoans between 16 and 24 out of work or not in school, Rainbow Push was hoping to call to action disenfranchised young people, but a group of people disenchanted with Jesse Jackson led a spirited protest that sometimes drowned out the message of more jobs. Hundreds converged upon a frigid Federal Plaza today to hear politicians and political candidates talk passionately about creating more jobs. "Since this is a union working town the unions need to provide job training and set up a trade school in the city of Chicago," said Sen. James Meeks, 15th District.

However some of the speakers were quickly drowned out by boos, bullhorns, and verbal jabs from a group called VOTE, ex-offenders, community activists, church leaders, and Muslims, tired of what they call the rhetoric in the African-American community. "We are tired of coming here to voice our opinion when we got African-American people sitting at the table and saying they represent our interests and playing this puppet game," said one protester.

Afterwards ABC7's Rob Johnson asked Reverend Jackson why he felt like so much verbal venom was aimed in his direction. "They lashed out at Dr. King, they lashed out at Nelson Mandela, they lashed out at Jesus, so all of those who fight for change become the object of frustration," said Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rainbow-Push Coalition.

"What has he sacrificed for his beliefs? Us. We've been sacrificed. On the altar of his political ambition our people have been destroyed," said John Johnson, VOTE.

so jackson puts himself up thier with jesus huh? he's so modest...

we got 'em good this time, this will leave a mark

U.S. Troops Kill Dozens of Iraqi Attackers 05:18 PM EST
U.S. Troops Kill Dozens of Iraqi Attackers

TIKRIT, Iraq (Nov. 30) - U.S. troops repelled simultaneous attacks Sunday afternoon in the northern city of Samarra, killing 46 Iraqis, wounding at least 18 and capturing eight, the U.S. military said. Five American soldiers and a civilian were wounded.

Many of the dead attackers were found wearing uniforms of the Fedayeen, a militia loyal to Saddam Hussein, according to Lt. Col. William MacDonald of the 4th Infantry Division. MacDonald described the attack as massive and well coordinated.

''This is the largest one for our task force since we've been in theater,'' he said.

''It sounds like the attack had some coordination to it, but the soldiers responded, used their firepower, used tank and Bradley fire and other weapons available to them, to stop this attack and take the fight to the enemy,'' he said.

Two U.S. logistical convoys were moving into Samarra when they were attacked with roadside bombs, small arms fire, mortars and rocket-propelled grenades. The attacks - one on the east side of the city, the other on the west - were simultaneous, MacDonald said.

After setting up a barricade along the route of one of the convoys, the attackers opened fire from rooftops and alleyways, MacDonald said.

He said U.S. soldiers returned fire from several locations at each ambush, using small arms, 120mm tank rounds and 25mm canon fire from Bradley fighting vehicles. The U.S. fire destroyed three buildings the attackers were using, he said.

None of the wounded Americans suffered life-threatening injuries, MacDonald said. Two sustained only minor injuries, while the other three were evacuated to a hospital, along with the wounded civilian.

MacDonald said he didn't think convoy procedures needed to be altered as a result of the attack, because his troops won the battles.

''We have been very aggressive in our convoy operations to ensure the maximum force protection is with each convoy,'' he said. ''But it does send a clear message that if you attempt to attack one of our convoys, we're going to use our firepower to stop that attack.''

In a separate attack about an hour later, another convoy of U.S. military engineers was attacked by four men with automatic rifles. The soldiers returned fire, wounding all four men, MacDonald said. He said soldiers found Kalashnikov rifles and grenade launchers in their car, a black BMW.

Samarra is 60 miles north of Baghdad in the so-called Sunni Triangle where opposition to the U.S. occupation of Iraq has been fiercest.

spotted this thru Haganah

are you jewish? do you consider yourself left leaning or a democrat? well wake up, you are not welcome in thier world anymore, exept as a scapegoat. dont believe me? read the article below.

The Brownshirts of Our Time
By Phyllis Chesler
FrontPageMagazine.com | November 19, 2003

On Saturday evening, November 8, 2003, the eve of Kristallnacht, I addressed a woman's "networking" conference of mainly African-American and Hispanic-American womanists and feminists at Barnard College. The conference was described as a grassroots, multi-cultural, multi-generational and multi-disciplinary organization for women in the arts. Indeed, the women seemed to range in age from 20-65 and were dressed in corporate business suits, ever-colorful African/ethnic attire, youthful jeans.

Booths were arranged in a semi-circle--it was as if the panels and performances were taking place in an African marketplace. Scented candles, beaded drums, sleek handbags, photographs, Citi-banking for women consultants, African skirts, all vied for my attention. In addition to my son, who had driven me there, and myself, there were a handful of white people, including a photographer from whom I bought two prints and a psychologist who identified herself to me as an admirer and as someone who had suffered a brain injury in an car accident.

The conference was closed to men--but one of the organizers made a split second decision to allow my adult son in and seated him by himself at the very back of the room on a chair set apart. Growing up in a feminist household, he was used to this. Privately, we both sighed and wondered when feminist men would finally be welcome at a feminist conference.

I doubt that the organizers of this conference knew anything of my background but they were more than welcoming. They had real class and great soul. For example, when I'd explained that I was just in the midst of both a major move into Manhattan and a book tour, one organizer said: "We understand what it's like when a woman is jammed up doing too much. We'll love you anyway. You can let us know at the last minute." She was so damn upbeat and understanding that I decided I'd come no matter what.

In retrospect, I realized that I should have known what was coming; perhaps I chose not to know.

A few days before the conference I had the following conversation with one of the organizers. She asked me what my most recent book was and I told her it was The New Anti-Semitism. I explained that Jew-hatred was a form of racism--only it was not being treated as such by anti-racist "politically correct" people. The organizer did not say: "I don't agree with you" nor did she say: "This won't play well to our constituency." She only said: "We need you to explain the ways in which women sabotage each other and remain divided so that we can understand and overcome it in order to come together. We need you to talk about your book Woman's Inhumanity to Woman. Your speech will precede our big Unity panel."

When I arrived, performers were rapping and singing and dancing and the energy was fabulous. They were running late and I waited patiently and happily. I whispered to my son: "There's still a whole world out there. And in ways, it's quite wonderful. Perhaps I have become too obsessed with The Jewish Cause, with Israel. Maybe I need to remember that I am also connected to more than one issue."

I had been asked to talk about what women can do, psychologically and ethically, in order to enact sisterhood and to work in productive, even radical ways. As I spoke, the women in the audience sighed, cheered, applauded, nodded in agreement, laughed, groaned, nudged each other--it was a half hour of good vibes.

And then my first questioner blew it all to Hell. All it took was The Question and it only required one Questioner. I could not see who was speaking. A disembodied voice demanded to know where I stood on the question of the women of Palestine. Her tone was forceful, hostile, relentless, and prepared. I could have said: "The organizers have specifically asked me not to address such questions." I did not say that. I could also have said: "I am concerned with the women of Palestine but I am also concerned with the women of Rwanda, Bosnia, Guatemala, who have all been gang-raped by soldiers who used rape as a weapon of war; I am concerned with the poverty and homelessness of women right here in America; I am concerned with the women of Israel who are being blown up in buses, at cafes, in their own bedrooms." I did not say this.

Instead, I took a deep breath and said that I did not respect people who hijacked airplanes or hijacked conferences or who, at this very moment, were trying to hijack this lecture. I pointed out that the subject of my talk was not Israel or Palestine. I did not want us to lose our focus. She grew even more hostile and demanding. "Tell this audience what you said on WBAI. I heard you on that program." Clearly, she wanted to "unmask" me before this audience as a Jew-lover and an Israel-defender.

I took the question head-on. "If you're really asking about apartheid, let me talk about it. Contrary to myth and propaganda, Israel is not an apartheid state. The largest practioner of apartheid in the world is Islam which practices both gender and religious apartheid. In terms of gender apartheid, Palestinian women--and all women who live under Islam--are oppressed by "honor" killings, in which girls and women who are raped are then killed by family members for the sake of restoring the family "honor;" forced veiling, segregation, stonings to death for alleged adultery, seclusion/sequestration, female genital mutilation, polygamy, outright slavery, sexual slavery. Women have few civil, legal, or human rights under Islam."

I continued; "Islam also specializes in religious apartheid as well. All non-Muslims (Christians, including Maronites and Melkites, Greek Orthodox, Catholics and Protestants, Jews, Assyrians, Hindus, Zoroastrians, animists) have historically been viewed and treated as subhumans who must either convert to Islam or be mercilessly taxed, beaten, jailed, murdered, or exiled. The latest al-Queda attack in Saudi Arabia was primarily directed against Lebanese Christians and Americans."

I continued. "Today, the entire Middle East is judenrein, there are no Jews left in 22 Arab countries. And, the Arab leadership has backed the PLO strategy in which the 23rd state remains under constant and perilous siege. Historically in general, but specifically since 1948-1956, Arab Jews were forced to flee Arab Islamic lands. Most are living in Israel, the only Middle Eastern state in which Jews are allowed to live. Jews cannot become citizens of Jordan, Egypt, or Saudi Arabia, for example and yet no one accuses those nations of apartheid.

I said that Israel was not an apartheid state. I talked about real gender and religious Apartheid, as practiced by Muslims. I told the truth. Clearly, they had not heard it before. The audience collectively gasped. Then, people went a little crazy.

Someone muttered darkly, coarsely, in a near-growl: "What about the checkpoints? What about the fence?" As if checkpoints and fences are the same as being killed by your brother or father or, most recently, in Ramallah, in the Rofayda Qaoud case, by your mother (!) for the crime of having been raped--in the Qaoud case, both raped and impregnated by your mother's two sons. I asked the audience if they thought that being detained at a checkpoint was really the same as having your clitoris sliced off, the same as being stoned to death for alleged adultery. The only response I got was from the first questioner who demanded that I denounce Ariel Sharon--but not Yasir Arafat--as a murderer.

I absolutely refused to do so.

The lightning rod of "Palestine" was enough to turn a very friendly audience quite hostile and a bit unhinged. Two or three women proceeded to ask aggressive questions in which they tried to get me to say that I had somehow "disrespected" poor women in my remarks; I had said nothing of the sort.

As I left the podium, a young African-American woman stopped me to say that I'd "hurt" her by how I had "disrespected" a "brown" woman. "What brown woman?" I asked. "Your first questioner was a brown woman" she said "and so are Palestinian women." I said: "Jewish women, especially in Israel also come in many colors including brown and black." She stopped me. "But you're a white Jew." As if this was proof of a crime.

I did not bother to tell her that without my glasses I could not see the face or color of a questioner so far away, that my answer to the question would have been the same no matter what color the questioner happened to be.

As I was trying to leave, one woman, who said her name was "Lupe," (she was dressed in a button-festooned serape, and had a cross tattooed between her eyebrows) loped after me and continued to demand that I deal with the Palestine question. She kept trying to get at me physically. One of the organizers kept putting her own body between Lupe and me. Lupe behaved like a trained operative, her rage was legitimized, empowered, by her politics.

The three young African-American women who had invited me were VERY supportive of me, they hugged me and thanked me for coming and looked rather embarrassed about what had happened.

What's important is this: Not one of them tried to stop what was happening, not one stood up and said: "Something good has just turned ugly and we must not permit this to happen." Thus, the "good" people did nothing to disperse the hostility or to address the issues. Perhaps they were simply unprepared on the issues; perhaps they agreed with the view that Israel is an apartheid state and that anyone who would dare defend it was supposed to be treated as a traitor and enemy. Perhaps they simply lacked the courage to stand up to the fundamentalists in their midst.

Afterwards, my son told me that he was on his feet the minute The Questioner spoke and although I could not see him either, I was glad to know that he was in the room. Things could easily have turned much uglier. (By the way: Talk about gender apartheid! The conference confined him to his men-only single chair section).

It seemed that The Questioner had at least one, and possibly two henchwoman with her. Clearly, she wanted to "get" the pro-Israel white Jew.

I couldn't help reflecting on my life's work against racism. For example, in 1963, I joined The Northern Student Movement and tutored Harlem students. This was the Northern branch of the civil rights movement. In the late 1960s, I was involved with both the Young Lords and the Black Panthers. I marched outside the Women's House of Detention when they jailed Angela Davis. I was involved in the Inez Garcia case and have written extensively about the cases of both Joanne Little and Yvonne Wanrow, two women of color who, like Garcia, had killed (white) men in self-defense. In the mid-70s, I interviewed Jews from India, Iran, Afghanistan, and North Africa, and Jews who had fled Arab lands about "cultural" or "ethnic" racism in Israel. By the early 1970s, I also began organizing against Jew-hatred on the left and among feminists in America. Over the years, I have lectured on the complexities of both racism and sexism in the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East, and in Japan.

For nearly 30 years, I taught working-class and students of color at a public university. I admired and loved them and was sometimes able to help them in ways that changed their views and their lives.

Here's what's sad. Clearly, my speech touched hearts and minds; there was room for common ground and for civilized discourse. But not once the word "Palestine" was uttered, not when "Palestine" is seen as a symbol for every downtrodden group of color who are "resisting" the racist-imperialist American and Zionist Empires. Once the "Palestine" litmus test of political respectability was raised, everyone responded on cue, as if programmed and brainwashed. It immediately became a "white" versus "brown" thing, an "oppressed" versus an "oppressor" thing.

These are the Brownshirts of our time. The fact that they are women of color, womanists/feminists is all the more chilling and tragic. And unbelievable. And to me: Practically unbearable.

Afterwards, my son, ever-wise, said: "Well mom, you have your answer. The Jew-haters will never allow you into their wider, wonderful world. You can't go back."

Phyllis Chesler, Ph.D, is the author of twelve books, including the international bestseller WOMEN AND MADNESS. Her most recent book is The New Anti-Semitism: The Current Crisis and What We Must Do About It.


Saturday, November 29, 2003

I liked this opinion peace alot, hat tip to Occam's Toothbrush
Dear American soldier in Iraq
Dennis Prager

November 25, 2003
Dear American Soldier in Iraq:

I am writing to you simply as a fellow American.

In just about every way, I am quite typical. I am a married man with three children, believe in God and love my country. I differ, however, from many Americans in a couple of ways. First, my vocation -- radio talk show host and columnist -- makes me a professional communicator. So I might be able to say things that most other Americans feel but could not communicate quite as clearly. Second, and more important, I suspect that more than some Americans, though hardly more than President Bush and his administration, I am keenly aware of the fragility of civilization, of the monumental evil you are fighting, and of the historic mission of America.

For these reasons, I am writing to you. Though you may already know everything I am about to say, I need to say it for those of you who, after seeing fellow soldiers blown up or severely injured, may sometimes wonder whether these sacrifices are worth it.

So, first, let me set the record straight. Not since World War II have the stakes been this great. This is a war for the future of civilization every bit as much as the war against German Nazism and Japanese Fascism was. If we had lost that war, the world would have devolved into barbarism.

If we lose this one, the same will happen.

It was a war for civilization then; the war against Islamic Fascism is such a war today.

Of course, there are hundreds of millions of fine people among the world's 1.3 billion Muslims. But that is, unfortunately, as irrelevant to understanding today's war as the fact that there were millions of fine Germans living in Hitler's Germany was to understanding World War II.

It is not the fine Muslims who rule most Muslim countries, some of which are among the cruelest on earth. It is not the fine Muslims who dominate the Islamic schools around the world that teach that it is right to subjugate women and to slit Christians' and Jews' throats. It is not the fine Muslims who wish to impose a violent, hate-filled religion on others. It is not the fine Muslims who burned 13 churches in Nigeria just last week.

And sadly, most of the fine Muslims, including those in America, rarely condemn their civilization-threatening co-religionists.

Iraq is the battleground for civilization. That is why our enemies are throwing everything they can at you. If you help create the first free and tolerant Arab country in the heart of Islam, they are doomed. If we fail in Iraq, we are doomed. Our enemies know this. We need to know this.

found this thru jihad watch, good work JW.

Fri, Nov. 28, 2003

Two radicals to head passport agency
President Hugo Chávez's appointment of two radicals to run the passport agency raises eyebrows partly because of reports of Arabs obtaining Venezuelan ID documents.

Special to The Herald


CARACAS -- Already facing allegations that Muslim extremists have obtained Venezuelan identity documents, President Hugo Chávez has put the country's passport agency in the hands of two radicals -- one a supporter of Saddam Hussein.

Hugo Cabezas and Tareck el Aissami were appointed last month as director and deputy director of the Identification and Immigration Directorate, in charge of border controls and issuing passports and national ID cards.

Cabezas, 30, and El Aissami, 28, both lawyers, are strong Chávez supporters. Cabezas is now the fourth-highest-ranking official in Chávez's Fifth Republic Movement, serving as secretary general of its National Tactical Command.

El Aissami, talking to reporters in Merida on March 27 before he traveled to Caracas to see Baghdad's ambassador to Venezuela, denounced the U.S. invasion of Iraq ``because today a noble, unarmed and peaceful people is being attacked.''


Born in Venezuela of Syrian parents, El Aissami is the son of the president of the Venezuelan branch of Hussein's once-ruling Baath Party, and nephew of Shibli Al Aissami, a top-ranking Baath Party official in Baghdad whose whereabouts are unknown.

Tareck El Aissami's father, Carlos, defended him in an interview with The Herald as an outstanding student and said he was not a member of the Baath Party.

In an article the father wrote after the Sept. 11 terror attacks and showed to The Herald, he called President Bush ''genocidal, mentally deranged, a liar and a racist,'' and al Qaeda's leader ``the great Mujahedeen, Sheik Osama bin Laden.''

During Tareck El Aissami's tenure as president of the university's student body, his supporters are alleged to have consolidated their control of the Domingo Salazar student dormitories and turned them into a haven for armed political and criminal groups.

A report by the vice-rectorate of academic affairs, states that of 1,122 people living in the eight residences, only 387 are active students and more than 600 have no university connections.

''There's always weapons there,'' said Alcala, the student affairs director. ``This is something you see in the movies.''

to read the full article The Miami Herald | 11/28/2003 | Two radicals to head passport agency

Palestinians demand Israeli compromise on barrier

Palestinian prime minister: 'We want real negotiations'

Saturday, November 29, 2003 Posted: 6:40 PM EST (2340 GMT)

RAMALLAH, West Bank (CNN) -- Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qorei said Saturday that "there is no reason for negotiations" with Israel if the Jewish state continues building its West Bank barrier

or if you read between the lines, "we palistinians are getting pissed that you israelis wont let us sneak into your country and kill you. that just isnt crickett!

are you a westerner,? a shia or suffi muslim? a buhdist? read this interview to see what is planned for you...

ironically these "muslims plan the worst for those muslims they deem not the "right" kind of muslims. linked below, hat tip to Bubba from the command post


the "religion of peace" shows its stripes again, found this on lgf

Middle East - AP

Stickers Produce Unique Battle in Egypt
Sat Nov 29, 7:20 AM ET

By MAGGIE MICHAEL, Associated Press Writer

CAIRO, Egypt - First came the fish bumper stickers, imported from the United States and pasted on cars by members of Egypt's Coptic minority as a symbol of their Christianity. Before long, some Muslims responded with their own bumper stickers: fish-hungry sharks.

It's not exactly war at sea, but the competing symbols that have cropped up on Cairo streets are a tiny reminder of the tensions between Egypt's Copts and majority Muslims. Some Christians are annoyed at the Muslim response.

"All I wanted to say is that I am a Christian, kind of expressing my Coptic identity," said 25-year-old Miriam Greiss, who has a fish sticker on her car. "I think choosing a shark doesn't make sense, as if someone is saying, `I am a violent, bloody creature, look at me.'"

Emad, a Muslim, laughed when asked about the competing symbols but was unapologetic about the two shark stickers on his car.

"The Christians had the fish so we responded with the shark. If they want to portray themselves as weak fishes, OK. We are the strongest," said Emad, who would give only his first name.

another reason why I hate "multiculturism" and moral relativism preached by left wingers to argue that other cultures are valid and at the same time western culture is responsible for all the ills of the world. its my opinion that some cultures deserve to hit the dustbin of history, just like a poor computer program is replaced by a better one.~~~~~~~ read this heartbreaking story, im not even going to excerpt any of it, it should be read in total.

another find by CAM at lgf

Parvin Darabi
Co-author of the book "Rage Against the Veil," Prometheus Books, 1999.

this found by CAM at lgf

a clash of cultures and a window in to the mind set of the perps

Doctors' sons who became rapists

She (a girlrfriend) told the court: "He [MRK] told me I was his sister. Then he said they did do it. They did rape them. When I asked why, he said, 'Just for fun."'

The father of the accused, a GP, told the court he was at the Ashfield house the night the girls said they were raped and recalled turning in just before sunrise, having prayed on a mat in the corridor for much of the night.He told the Herald repeatedly that his boys were innocent. He also spoke about Australian girls who should not be out at that time. "What do they expect to happen to them? Girls from Pakistan don't go out at night," he said.


Friday, November 28, 2003

I read this report but didnt glom on to the stat rummy put out there till I saw it highlighted by a blogger, hat tip to http://www.kallini.com/


Rumsfeld cited a long list of statistics on the results of recent U.S. efforts to defeat the insurgency - including a rare reference to numbers of opposition fighters killed.

He said that last week alone, U.S.-led forces conducted nearly 12,000 patrols and more than 230 raids.

"They captured some 1,200 enemy forces and killed 40 to 50 enemy fighters and wounded some 25 to 30," Rumsfeld said. "That's a one-week snapshot, but it provides a sense of the determined offensive pressure which the coalition is applying against the enemy."


Thursday, November 27, 2003

strange and concerning local news here in Albuquerque, someone stole a little under ten, 50lb sacks of ammonium nitrate from a locked concrete storage facility, along with a truck and an enclosed utility trailer. the company supplies explosive material to mining and construction companies,....from a tv report I learned they apparently had to cut a number of locks to access everything

UPDATE: FRIDAY the ammonium nitrate fuel oil mixture was found hidden out in the desert by 4 wheelers who called the police. it was covered in brush that had been cut down and laid over it. but a sharp eye from the 4 wheeler thought something didnt look right and after closer examination found the bags marked explosives hidden beneath.

Explosive material missing
By Jennifer W. Sanchez
Tribune Reporter

A dangerous quantity of explosives has gone missing from an Albuquerque distributing company, federal authorities said.

The theft of 350 pounds - seven 50-pound bags - of an ammonium nitrate-fuel oil mixture from Titan Energy is under investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department, bureau spokesman Wayne Dixie said.

"If you mix it with the right chemicals, it's extremely dangerous," he said Wednesday.

The explosives were stolen from an above-ground concrete storage facility on the frontage road for I-40 at the Rio Puerco exit, said Gary Bain, Titan Energy president.

There is no security guard at the fenced-off site west of Albuquerque. By law, the company is required to check on its stored materials once a week, Bain said.

A white 1997 Ford F-350 truck with the Titan Energy logo on it and a utility trailer, together estimated at $15,000, were also stolen


Monday, November 24, 2003

An open-and-shut case of hypocrisy
By Mark Steyn
(Filed: 25/11/2003)

"the European Union's Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia has decided to shelve its report on the rise of anti-Semitism on the Continent. The problem, as reported in The Telegraph, is that the survey had found that "many anti-Semitic incidents were carried out by Muslim and pro-Palestinian groups", and so a "political decision" was taken not to publish it because of "fears that it would increase hostility towards Muslims".

Let's go back over that slowly and try not to get a headache: the EU's main concern about an actual epidemic of hate crimes against Jews is that it could provoke a hypothetical epidemic of hate crimes against Muslims. You couldn't ask for a better illustration of the uselessness of these thought-police bodies: they're fine for chastising insufficiently guilt-ridden whites in an ongoing reverse-minstrel show of cultural self-abasement, but they don't have the stomach for confronting real racism. A tolerant society is so reluctant to appear intolerant, it would rather tolerate intolerance."

FBI probing taping of Maryland Jewish school
By Bryan Bender, Globe Correspondent, 11/23/2003 (found this through jihad watch)

WASHINGTON -- The FBI is investigating a Saudi college student and his American wife who recently videotaped a Jewish school in Baltimore and said they sent the footage to Saudi Arabia, according to law enforcement officials and community leaders who know about the case.

The Saudi man, who came to the United States on a student visa four years ago, and his wife were seen videotaping an Orthodox school for girls, Beit Yakov, on Oct. 26 and fled after witnesses wrote down their automobile's license plate number, officials said. Law enforcement officials were contacted and later interviewed the couple, who said the video was intended for the man's parents in Saudi Arabia.

The couple has not been charged, and law enforcement officials have declined to identify them.

Federal and local law enforcement officials emphasized that they have not uncovered any reason to believe the couple was casing the school. bullshit!!!!!!!!!

A spokesman for the US Department of Homeland Security said no new national terrorist alerts have been issued about possible threats to Jewish institutions, considered attractive targets for anti-Semitic groups.

But recent terror attacks on Jewish synagogues in Turkey and the fact that the Baltimore couple fled have raised enough concern that FBI agents are investigating. The inquiry has been broadened to Saudi Arabia, where the FBI is trying to recover the tape, and to the woman's home state, Utah, the officials said.

"We are not aware of anything beyond this incident," said special agent Barry Maddox from the FBI field office in Baltimore. "But it is under investigation, and that will continue."

Last week, representatives from the FBI, US Attorney's Office in Baltimore, the Maryland Homeland Security Department, and local law enforcement met with Jewish community leaders in the area to update them on the investigation and urge them to report any suspicious activity or persons at their facilities. Baltimore has one of the largest concentrations of Orthodox Jews in the country.

"This has precipitated some concern that is continuing," said Arthur C. Abramson, executive director of the Baltimore Jewish Council. "It also precipitated the need to reassure the area religious schools that everything is being done to make sure the facilities are being secured."

Abramson said authorities reported that the man and his wife, a Muslim convert, were not initially asked for a copy of the tape by local authorities because they had no legal grounds to seize it. But he said officials at the US Embassy in Saudi Arabia are trying to help the FBI recover it as part of the investigation.

"The tape that he had used ended up not being seen by local authorities," Abramson said. "It ended up in Saudi Arabia." He added that officials said the Saudi end of the investigation has been delayed somewhat, in part because American officials there have been focused on the aftermath of recent terrorist attacks on a housing complex in the Saudi capital of Riyadh.

Jewish institutions around the world have stepped up security significantly in recent years. Officials said suicide attacks on Nov. 15 at two Jewish synagogues in Istanbul and two bombings at synagogues in Tunisia last year have led to additional security precautions.

love letters from the religion of peace....

the RoP is spreading its message of peace and love again,....this found by ploome at lgf

ultimatum issued to Religious Minorities in Bangladesh

Harkat-E-Islam Al-Jihad’s Issued Ultimatum Letter to Religious Minority Businessmen and Leaders of Opposition Party: Convert to Islam in seven days.

Sangbad Correspondent, Manikganj, Bangladesh(Nov. 3, 2003): Harkat-E-Islam Al-Jihad’s issued ultimatum to religious minority businessmen and leaders of opposition party to convert to Islam with in seven days of receiving
The letter said, their family members will be attacked and houses will be burnt if they do not follow the orders.

The letter started with, hey Infidel (non-believers), Jews and Kafers (Non-believers) you are living in Muslim Bangladesh and sending assets to a neighboring Infidel country. We have established Harkat-E-Islam Al-Jihad to
eliminate people like you. Our Jihad will continue until we win. Our main objective is to exterminate you from this country.


Sunday, November 23, 2003

Q&A with Kenneth Timmerman on Preachers of Hate on NRO

"There is a struggle underway for the soul of Islam between the preachers of hate and the preachers of peace. Unfortunately, as I document in my book, the preachers of hate are winning. I say this because from Saudi Arabia to Egypt, state-appointed clerics are preaching to the faithful that it is their "duty" to murder Jews, because Jews are "rejected" by God, who turned them into "monkeys and pigs."

It is not well-known in the West that these clerics are, in fact, employees of the state. No one can ascend the minaret of the Great Mosque in Mecca, as Sheikh Abdelaziz al-Sudais does regularly, without the sanction of the king. After the latest terror attack in Saudi Arabia, al-Sudais was widely quoted for having declared that the perpetrators were "un-Islamic" because their victims included Arabs and Muslims. Just one year earlier, however, he was on Saudi state television, where he called on the faithful to murder Jews and American "worshippers of the Cross."

I argue in Preachers of Hate that everything changed in 1979. That was when the shah of Iran fell, and when the Saudi royal family out of fear and trembling agreed to finance a worldwide expansion of militant Wahhabi Islam. To my knowledge, no one has really focused on those two key events before as the genesis of the war of terror launched against the West by militant Islam.

Lopez: What is the most common lie about Jews in the Arab world? About the West?

Timmerman: Clearly, it is the widespread belief that there is a worldwide Jewish conspiracy to dominate the world. As I detail in Preachers of Hate, I was stunned when I first asked Arab leaders about the Protocols of the Elders of Zion — the basic antisemitic playbook. Many of them actually pulled out their own copy of the book, and cited it as gospel truth. They actually believe that this fiction initially spread by the intelligence services of the Russian czar in 1895 contains the actual minutes of conspiratorial meetings among Jewish leaders, who were plotting to take over the world.

Much more depressing: There is no amount of logic or rational argument that can steer people who believe this type of nonsense away from it. Even a full year after 9/11, I found in universities and among newsmen in Egypt and elsewhere in the Muslim Middle East, that intelligent people actually believe that Israel's intelligence service, Mossad, carried out the September 11 attacks on America. Conspiracy thinking is not just loony: it kills.

Lopez: What do you mean when you say that "It begins with the Jews, but it never ends with the Jews."

Timmerman: Jews have always been the targets of opportunity for haters of this world. But since 1979, we've seen the basic antisemitic beliefs morph into an ideology that goes beyond religious hate. Increasingly, radical Islam and the institutional Left, especially in Europe, find themselves on the same side in hating Jews, rejecting Israel's right to exist, and demanding an end to America's "hegemony." For the haters, Jews and America are one and the same. They hate us for our freedom, for our secular societies, for our tolerance. That is the great Jewish world conspiracy, and it is something Jews have shared with America. It is a conspiracy of freedom. "

The Real History of the Crusades
By Thomas F. Madden

this ones for you benny historical records and all. found this thru lgf

With the possible exception of Umberto Eco, medieval scholars are not used to getting much media attention. We tend to be a quiet lot (except during the annual bacchanalia we call the International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan, of all places), poring over musty chronicles and writing dull yet meticulous studies that few will read. Imagine, then, my surprise when within days of the September 11 attacks, the Middle Ages suddenly became relevant.

As a Crusade historian, I found the tranquil solitude of the ivory tower shattered by journalists, editors, and talk-show hosts on tight deadlines eager to get the real scoop. What were the Crusades?, they asked. When were they? Just how insensitive was President George W. Bush for using the word "crusade" in his remarks? With a few of my callers I had the distinct impression that they already knew the answers to their questions, or at least thought they did. What they really wanted was an expert to say it all back to them. For example, I was frequently asked to comment on the fact that the Islamic world has a just grievance against the West. Doesn’t the present violence, they persisted, have its roots in the Crusades’ brutal and unprovoked attacks against a sophisticated and tolerant Muslim world? In other words, aren’t the Crusades really to blame?

Osama bin Laden certainly thinks so. In his various video performances, he never fails to describe the American war against terrorism as a new Crusade against Islam. Ex-president Bill Clinton has also fingered the Crusades as the root cause of the present conflict. In a speech at Georgetown University, he recounted (and embellished) a massacre of Jews after the Crusader conquest of Jerusalem in 1099 and informed his audience that the episode was still bitterly remembered in the Middle East. (Why Islamist terrorists should be upset about the killing of Jews was not explained.) Clinton took a beating on the nation’s editorial pages for wanting so much to blame the United States that he was willing to reach back to the Middle Ages. Yet no one disputed the ex-president’s fundamental premise.

Well, almost no one. Many historians had been trying to set the record straight on the Crusades long before Clinton discovered them. They are not revisionists, like the American historians who manufactured the Enola Gay exhibit, but mainstream scholars offering the fruit of several decades of very careful, very serious scholarship. For them, this is a "teaching moment," an opportunity to explain the Crusades while people are actually listening. It won’t last long, so here goes.

Misconceptions about the Crusades are all too common. The Crusades are generally portrayed as a series of holy wars against Islam led by power-mad popes and fought by religious fanatics. They are supposed to have been the epitome of self-righteousness and intolerance, a black stain on the history of the Catholic Church in particular and Western civilization in general. A breed of proto-imperialists, the Crusaders introduced Western aggression to the peaceful Middle East and then deformed the enlightened Muslim culture, leaving it in ruins. For variations on this theme, one need not look far. See, for example, Steven Runciman’s famous three-volume epic, History of the Crusades, or the BBC/A&E documentary, The Crusades, hosted by Terry Jones. Both are terrible history yet wonderfully entertaining.

So what is the truth about the Crusades? Scholars are still working some of that out. But much can already be said with certainty. For starters, the Crusades to the East were in every way defensive wars. They were a direct response to Muslim aggression—an attempt to turn back or defend against Muslim conquests of Christian lands.

Christians in the eleventh century were not paranoid fanatics. Muslims really were gunning for them. While Muslims can be peaceful, Islam was born in war and grew the same way. From the time of Mohammed, the means of Muslim expansion was always the sword. Muslim thought divides the world into two spheres, the Abode of Islam and the Abode of War. Christianity—and for that matter any other non-Muslim religion—has no abode. Christians and Jews can be tolerated within a Muslim state under Muslim rule. But, in traditional Islam, Christian and Jewish states must be destroyed and their lands conquered. When Mohammed was waging war against Mecca in the seventh century, Christianity was the dominant religion of power and wealth. As the faith of the Roman Empire, it spanned the entire Mediterranean, including the Middle East, where it was born. The Christian world, therefore, was a prime target for the earliest caliphs, and it would remain so for Muslim leaders for the next thousand years.

With enormous energy, the warriors of Islam struck out against the Christians shortly after Mohammed’s death. They were extremely successful. Palestine, Syria, and Egypt—once the most heavily Christian areas in the world—quickly succumbed. By the eighth century, Muslim armies had conquered all of Christian North Africa and Spain. In the eleventh century, the Seljuk Turks conquered Asia Minor (modern Turkey), which had been Christian since the time of St. Paul. The old Roman Empire, known to modern historians as the Byzantine Empire, was reduced to little more than Greece. In desperation, the emperor in Constantinople sent word to the Christians of western Europe asking them to aid their brothers and sisters in the East.

That is what gave birth to the Crusades. They were not the brainchild of an ambitious pope or rapacious knights but a response to more than four centuries of conquests in which Muslims had already captured two-thirds of the old Christian world. At some point, Christianity as a faith and a culture had to defend itself or be subsumed by Islam. The Crusades were that defense.

finish the rest and understand what they faced and what we face now.


Saturday, November 22, 2003

Keith posted this op ed at lgf. worth the read

Bush turns Europe's consensus on its head
(Filed: 20/11/2003)

George W Bush's Whitehall address yesterday represented the boldest challenge to the conventional wisdom of the British and European elites since Woodrow Wilson preached the rights of self-determination of smaller nations after the First World War.

A summary of that wisdom would go like this: (a) terrorism cannot be defeated in the long run, its perpetrators sooner or later have to be treated with, and their legitimate demands met in some form or other; (b) the Muslim world, and specifically the Arab portion of it, is culturally unsuited to freedom and democracy; (c) the Arab-Israeli dispute lies at the heart of the ills of the Middle East; (d) Israel is principally at fault in that conflict and must be pressured into making most concessions; (e) it is the EU that has played the lead role in bringing about the peace and prosperity of the Continent since 1945; (f) wongdoers on the international scene should be treated with via multilateral forums such as the UN and associated bodies such as the International Atomic Energy Agency; (g) endless discussion in such bodies is therapeutic in and of itself, and is invariably preferable to the use of force.

President Bush wants to turn all that on its head.

read the rest

this posted by rosh 11/22/2003 03:09PM PST on lgf

"It is a grave error to assume that all men love freedom. Many have a deep passion for dictatorship, whether it be the small dictatorship of the family, or the vast dictatorship of a whole country. Many more have a deep passion for servility.
And, should the atomic bombs miss you, and the killing emanations and germs and poison gasses and clouds of fire - should you survive all this, I predict for you a brilliant future. You will end up as master or slave and in either case you will feel just dandy.
the above was written in 1947. I typed parts of the article from a magazine on my shelf and more may be found here"

very nice historical catch by him.

for those of you curious as to when your tickets going to get punched, here's a site that will calculate your life expectancy, for your morbid curiostiy. maybe it will jump start you into making use of the finite time you have on this, the 3rd rock from the sun.



Friday, November 21, 2003

bubba a poster from command post made a guest appearance to give a link and credit for the meat of his tirade putting "nobody" in his place. of which I had posted below. or maybe at this reading is allready in the archives. http://www.nypost.com/postopinion/opedcolumnists/10652.htm

and in complete contrast to the RoP, those evil jews are indiscriminantly butchering anyone and everyone..... not!

Tank Commander Allows Terrorist To Escape; Residents Are Bitter
14:31 Nov 21, '03 / 26 Cheshvan 5764

The first incident occurred last night when an IDF paratroopers reserve force sighted an armed terrorist crawling towards Netzarim, north of Gush Katif. An armored force in the area opened fire and killed him. His body was found this morning, wearing a PA uniform and holding a Kalachnikov rifle and an axe.

The other incident occurred early yesterday morning near Netzarim, when an IDF force identified a terrorist crawling near a road in order to place a remote-controlled bomb there, only a few hundred meters from the army outpost. The battalion commander radioed the tank, "Open fire on the terrorist!" - but the tank commander refused. The latter first said that he didn't see him, then said he only saw half of him. In response to an exasperated command to fire "even if you only see half of him," he calmly answered that there was a house nearby that he was afraid he would hit. When told that the house was far from the target, he did not answer further radio calls to open fire. The terrorist escaped, the Netzarim road was closed for several hours, and the bomb was finally found and safely detonated.

The entire nerve-racking exchange, taped by army commanders, took a half-hour. The army is investigating.

In the past 24 hours, terrorists have fired at least 20 mortar shells at Jewish communities in Gaza. The shells exploded in N'vei Dekalim, Netzarim, Kfar Darom, and northern Gaza. Gaza Coast Regional Council officials are bitter, saying that the army is not even responding to direct hits such as the one yesterday on the N'vei Dekalim industrial zone. "It is therefore no wonder," they say, "that the tank commander reacted as he did yesterday morning and allowed the terrorist to get away."

It was further noted that when the community of Netzer Hazani was bombarded with shells several nights in a row recently, the army knew exactly which house the firing was coming from, but refused to take action, "for fear of hitting 'innocent civilians.' It is this thinking that leads soldiers to refrain from taking offensive action to protect our lives."

hmmm, how long will israel last if they lose the will to even defend themselves, in an effort to show they are willing to live in peace with people who only see peace as an absence of jews on the planet.

lgf had this link today....

If you dont say Islam is a religion of peace, they will kill you.

...I hope someone slits your throat, you dirty, Jew pig...

France, once the land of Enlightenment, is turning into a place of darkness, thanks to Islamist fanaticism.

Death threats like the one above have forced a French publishing house to cancel plans this month to publish a translated version of American author Robert Spencers book, Islam Unveiled: Disturbing Questions About The Worlds Fastest Growing Faith.

The book, published last year in the United States, has sold 30,000 copies in its English-language edition and is found in nearly every public and university library in North America. Its author has appeared on numerous radio and talk shows to discuss his work, which, he says, is meant to enlighten an uniformed public about Islam.

Extremists in France are angry because Islam Unveiled contests conventional wisdoms held in the West about Islam. Basing his arguments on evidence found in the Koran, the author maintains that Islamist terrorists like bin Laden are simply obeying the Muslim holy book, which they regard as the literal word of God, in attacking Western targets. In other words, the terror masters are not perverters of their faith as some claim.

Spencer also shows that the Koran, if literally interpreted, makes Islam incompatible with Western concepts of human rights, liberal democracy and womens equality. Islam Unveiled reveals how disturbingly widespread the literal interpretation of the Koran is in the Muslim world and the devastating consequences this has had, and is still having, for its religious minorities, as evidenced by the recent synagogue bombings in Istanbul.

Soon after the books publication was approved in France last April, its translator, French writer Guy Milliere, began to receive death threats.

I sent him (the publisher) the translation of the first thirty pages, said Milliere in a written interview. A couple of weeks later I started to receive death threats by e-mail: You must be an enemy of Islam; you will die for what you do You must be a Jew; I hope somebody will slit your throat, you dirty Jew pig, etc...I asked the police to act; I have received no answer.

or one of the other titles,

how france became a dihmmi state

(Dhimmi status means subject to and subjagated by islam, second class, know your place as a non muslim.)

For his part, Spencer calls the cancellation of his books publication...a symptom of the Islamic agenda in France and the silencing of non-Muslims as dhimmis.
What you have here is a subjugation of public opinion in France, he said. Its ironic. If you dont say Islam is a religion of peace, they will kill you. My book doesnt advocate murdering anyone. It only investigates questions about Islam, but it is so threatening that theyll kill to silence it.

Spencer adds that the cancellation also represents another triumph for the subservient mentality to Islam prevalent in countries like France. It is also, he said, a condemnation of the Christian heritage by Christians themselves.

If France just acquiesces to threats and intimidation while allowing radical Muslims to spread their message unhindered, it bodes ill not only for their society, but for the West, he warns.

"free speech concerning Islam doesnt exist anymore in France.

The media, the politicians, etc., they all say Islam is a religion of peace and love, he said. Its almost impossible to say anything different. A new word has appeared in debates: Islamophobia. It means any critic of Islam is racist. Nobody in France now can criticize Islam or make a joke about it without ending up in jail.""

or how about

france and their bloody civil war

because I can guarantee one thing, at some point thier will be a rebellion against fearfull subservience to islamic thuggery in france by those who can still count themselves as ethnically french. they will get sick of being afraid of saying the wrong thing, or looking the wrong way in thier own country.
A 20 year old woman was mugged Friday afternoon near the Chelles train station. Her principal attacker, a 35 year old resident, was arrested yesterday and booked this afternoon along with a 16 year old boy. Of Algerian origin, both were bothered by the fact that the woman wore earrings shaped like crucifixes. The oldest attacker, fondled her breasts and called her 'whore' in Arabic, and then took out a knife and cut her cheeks seven times.

things like that are going to happen at an exponential rate in france, especailly when the followers of RoP (religion of peace) run out of jews to terrorize and murder.

of course, this is just my opinion,... backed up by facts, but still just my opinion

thought this was interesting,... a fox report on a school called the "free school" gave an overview of a place where the kids run the show.

this from thier own web site

"Noise overshadows quiet. Kids are moving about constantly and play is rampant. We do not have a curriculum, or any compulsory classes. Classroom sessions that do take place are usually informal and last as long as the interest holds.

There are not any tests or grades either, because we have discovered by trial and error over the years that learning happens best when it happens for its own sake. Again and again, our experience has confirmed that a child's innate desire to learn is a far more powerful motivating force than any external reward - or threat."

I noticed one kid had trouble adding some relatively easy numbers together, something like 22 and 24. he was about 14 years old.

some other things I noted, the adult "school leader" said- we dont do anything competitive we dont believe its constructive, they dont beleive in testing because that would be competition and and would make someone feel bad. ~~~~unlike real life huh? where competition is non existant?~~~~

I want to note that this guy was wearing a yankees ball cap, I found that curious and ironic because baseball is competition.


Tuesday, November 18, 2003

this article came from http://www.hinduunity.org/articles/islamexposed/islammain.html
it gives westerners a better understanding of islam, and there are more well documented papers detailing islams history. here's one.

the People of the Book
by Anwar Shaikh

There is a general misconception that Islam seeks friendly relations with the People of the Book, that is, the Jews and the Christians. In fact, Islam is as hostile to the members of these religious groups as it is to idolators such as the Hindus. However, this is another matter that the Jews and the Hindus suffered terribly at the hands of Islam, but the Christians, though initially bore its brunt, eventually succeeded in stemming its tide in their lands.

No matter what the adherents of Islam claim about the brotherly outlook that this religion is supposed to have towards the non-Muslims, its basic doctrine, which seeks survival through intense communal strife, cannot be hidden. The Muslim scholars know this truth very well but they deliberately resort to misinterpretation. They do so, though falsely, to demomstrate that Islam is an eternal religion, which adapts itself to all ages and circumstances. Without this stance, Islam, the advocate of ferocious social principles and practices, cannot survive; it must have a humanitarian pretence in our age, dedicated to free speech and human rights. One must remember that it is only the Islamic countries, which amputate human limbs for trivial offences and hang people for the most innocent criticism of the Prophet.

I may come straight to the point and demonstrate that Islam gives no real preference to the People of the Book: the said tolerance is just a euphemism without any substance at all. It is because Islam declares itself to be the only true religion, which has the duty to dominate all other faiths, and eventually abolish them. See the truth for yourself:

"And when God took compact with the Prophets:
That I have given you of Book and Wisdom:
ther there shall come to you a Messenger confirming
what is with you - you shall believe in him and you
shall help him; do you agree? They said, 'We do
agree.' God said, 'bear witness so, and
I shall be with you among the witnesses.' Then
whosoever turns his back after that - they are
ungodly." ( 111 - The House of Imran: 75 )

It is not easy to understand these verses. In a nutshell, they mean that even before people were created, Allah convened the assembly of the Prophet's (soul) and asked them to promise that they would tell the communities of their followers about the coming of Muhammad and instruct them to embrace his religion.
Obviously, Judaism and Christianity ceased to exist in principle, the moment Muhammad declared Islam. Hadith no. 284, The Muslim, volume one, says that any Jew or Christian, who heard of Muhammad but did not convert to Islam, and died in disbelief, would rot in hell! Thus, Islam withdraws from all Jews and Christians the right to believe in their faiths, and practise them as such.

The Koran goes even as far as to declare about Abraham:

"No: Abraham in truth was not a Jew,
neither a Christian; but he was a Muslim
and one pure of faith; certainly he was never
of the idolaters." (111 - The House of Imran: 60)

Abraham was the Jewish patriarch; by quoting him as a Muslim i.e. the follower of Islam, Muhammad claims that he observed the compact that he made with Allah in the Assembly that He had convened before the creation of mankind
However, there is a bit of ambiguity in the Koranic approach, which gives the impression that Islam is tolerant of the Jews and Christians:

''Dispute not with the People of the Book
save in the fairer manner, except for
those of them that do wrong; and say,
We believe in what has been sent down
to us, and what has been sent down to you:
Our God and your God is One, and to Him
we have surrendered."' (XXIX: The Spider: 45)

These verses apparently indicate tolerance with the People of the Book i.e. the Jews and the Christians. It is because at that time the Prophet was not militarily strong enough to impose his will on them. In fact, he tried a policy of carrot and stick. When persuasion failed, he told them what he thought of them:

"The unbelievers of the People of the Book
and the idolaters shall be in the Fire of Hell
therein dwelling for ever;
those are the worst of creatures.
But those who believe, and do righteous deeds.
those are the best of creatures..."
( XCVIII: The Clear Sign: 5 )

Here those Jews and Christians, who spurn Islam, have been lumped together with the idolators such as the Hindus, and classified as "the worst of creatures." Therefore, the Koran commands:

"O believers, take not as your friends those
of them, who were given the Book before you,
and the unbelievers, who take your religion
in mockery and as a sport .." (V: The Table: 60)

In the same sura, the Koran states the same fact more emphatically:

"O believers, take not Jews and Christians
as friends; they are friends of each other.
Whoso of you makes them his friends
is one of them .." ( V. The Table: 55)

It means that if a Muslim makes friends with a Jew or Christian, i e becomes one of them i.e. a Kafir, that is, an unbeliever.
The People of the Book, unless they renounce their faith, are liable to become the victims of Jehad i.e. destruction by force of arms:

" .... And he brought down those of the People of the Book who supported them from their fortresses and cast terror in their hearts; some you slew, some you made captive.
And He bequeathed upon you their lands, their habitations, and their possessions, and a land you never trod. God is powerful over everything." (XXXIII - The Confederates: 25)

The above is the description of what happened to the Jews of Khyber, who were attacked without an ultimatum of war, and this practice was also repeated against the Christian tribes of Arabia.
Of course, the Koran treats Jesus as a Prophet of God and confirms that he had been given the power to perform miracles but it defies the Christian fundamentals. For example, it refutes the Doctrine of Crucifixion, which holds that God made His Son the Sacrificial Lamb to carry away people's burdens of sin:

".... for their saying, "We slew the Messiah,
Jesus son of Mary, the Messenger of God.
Yet they did not slay him, neither crucified him,
only a likeness of that was shown them .....
God raised him up to Him .."
(IV - Women: 155)

It means that God did not allow Jesus to suffer crucifixion, which is the kernel of the Christian faith. He raised him from the cross, and replaced him with someone, who looked like Jesus. Thus Islam destroys the very foundation of Christianity.
Not only that, Islam subordinates Jesus to Muhammad. The hadith no. 287 of Sahih Muslim, volume one, states:

".....the son of Mary will soon descend among you
as a just judge. He will break crosses, kill swine and
abolish Jizya .... "

One must try to understand the sophistication of this hadith: it means that Jesus will come to destroy crosses, that is, he will abolish Christianity; kill all swines, whose flesh Islam forbids, and eliminate Jizya, the poll tax which the Koran imposes on non-Muslims. It demonstrates that the purpose of Christ's coming is to expunge all faiths including Christianity and Judaism, and enforce Islam for removing the need to impose Jizya. Thus, Jesus has been allotted a subordinate role, and this is in full accord with the Compact that all Prophets had made with God in the (imaginary) Assembly, before creation.
To prove the friendly attitude of Islam towards the Jews and Christians, it is claimed that it allows intermarriages between the Muslims and the People of the Book. It is a misrepresentation of the Islamic doctrine of marriage:

a. "Anyone of you, who has not the affluence to be able to marry believing free women in wedlock, let him take believing handmaids that your right hands own ... so marry them with their people's leave, and give them their wages honourably as women in wedlock, not as licence or taking lovers." ( IV - Women: 25 )

Here one can see whether a woman is free or a handmaid, a Muslim (man) cannot marry her unless she is a believer, that is, a Muslim woman.

b. Also look at the following:

"O, Prophet, we (Allah) have made lawful for
thee thy wives whom thou hast given their wages
and what thy right hand owns, spoil of war that
God has given thee."
(XXXIII - The Confederates: 45)

When women of the defeated foe fall into the hands of the Muslim warriors, they count as the "Spoils of War" and become property of the conqueror. Thus, morality and respect for the fair sex go out of the window. Such unfortunate women rank as concubines. While the Roman Law during the times of Muhammad prescribed death for the master if he indulged in carnal relationship with his slave- girl, Islam permitted sexual intercourse with her at will, but did not allow marriage with her unless she embraced Islam. Being Jewish or Christian counted for nothing. The Muslim jurists who claim that Islam allows marriage between the adherents of Islam and Jewish-Christian people, have no validity in Sunnah, the practice of the Prophet. There are some precedents rooted in the Muslim Spain which show that some Muslim men did marry Christian women occasionally, but it can be stated with complete certainty that a Muslim man never gave his daughter to a Christian man. This marital concession was a show of the Muslim superiority, and nothing else; necessity could be another factor: Spain was a Christian country and could not be ruled by sheer brute force; some political inducement was necessary.
However, it is against the Sunnah for a Muslim man to enter into a spousal contract with any non-Muslim woman whether she be Jewish or Christian, because these people have been declared by the Koran as "the worst of creatures."

The exact number of the prophet's concubines is not known, but he had at least two, in addition to his wives; one of them called Marya (Mary) was a very pretty Coptic Christian. She bore him a son, Abraham, who died in infancy. In fact, they were two sisters: the other being Shirin. They were sent to Muhammad as gifts by the Egyptian governor. The Prophet gave Shirin to his grandson, Hassan, who was a boy of about thirteen at that time. At the death of Abraham, the Prophet remarked that, had Abraham lived, the Prophethood would have continued after him (Muhammad) and he would have freed his (Abraham's) mother and uncles!

Rihana, a Jewish girl of great beauty was another concubine of the Prophet. She belonged to the tribe of the Banu Quraizah. Her husband was among those 800 unlucky Jewish men, who were beheaded with Muhammad's consent under his supervision. The Prophet offered to marry her but she would not give up her Jewish faith. So she had no choice but to become his concubine. On the contrary, Juwairiay, who belonged to Banu Mustaliq, a Jewish tribe, when fell into the lot of Muhammad as his share of the war booty, he married her because she accepted Islam.

It is difficult to describe effectively in such a short article the Islamic attitude towards the People of the Book and the Kafirs such as Hindus and Sikhs. The writer intends to write a series of essays to explain the true situation.

If you enjoyed this article, please visit: http://www.hinduunity.org

this from the blogger of Melanie Phillips's Diary

Judt award

Eye-poppingly disgusting piece in the undeservedly prestigious London Review of Books, making the same argument as Tony Judt that Israel should be abolished and become instead a 'bi-national' state. This would, of course, have nothing 'bi' about it -- despite Ms Tilley's feeble protestations -- but would become by force of demography a Muslim Arab state, where the Jews would undoubtedly meet the same fate as that half of the population of Israel who were refugees from Arab countries which persecuted, massacred or expelled their Jewish populations and are now Judenrein, or ethnically cleansed of Jews.

Indeed, the author of this piece, Virginia Tilley, unconsciously betrays her own venomous prejudice and double standards when she writes the following:

'To consider the future of the settlements under a two-state solution is to understand that it is not a solution at all. In theory they and their 200,000 residents could be absorbed into the Palestinian state with settlers acquiring Palestinian citizenship or some kind of permanent-resident status. But given the extent of official Palestinian corruption, as well as the settlers' emotional, political and economic links to Israel, citizenship is not a serious option. Permanent residency would only compound the present situation: enclaves of non-citizens in a non-contiguous Palestinian territory'.

Let's deconstruct this for a moment. She's envisaging a Palestinian state, with citizens of that state. But she assumes that any Jews who might live in such a state wouldn't be its citizens. Why not? The reason the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza aren't citizens of Israel is because the West Bank and Gaza aren't part of Israel. So that comparison is bogus. She has simply assimilated the racist, Judeophobic Arab premise that no Jews can live on Muslim land.

finish her well reasoned critique

my thoughts on the subject: this article has helped me come to an epipheny, a conclusion that will bring world peice's

as per this model,

the southwest states of america, ie arizona, new mexico, texas, were formerly part of mexico so to be fair since so many mexicans are coming back to thier homeland it should be takin back from america in the name of piece and givin to mexico. then all anglo's well have to be cleansed because none can live in or own land in historically hispanic lands.

mexico, which has taken lands historically native indian i.e. (aztec)should give its land back to native indians. all ethnically spanish peoples will need to go back to spain.

spain will need to cede all lands basque to the basques and all not ethnically basque will need to be cleansed from the land back to spain proper.

the british isles needs to be broken up, wales for the welsh! and anyone with even a nominally french sounding name or an anglacized norman name should be stripped from the land and sent back to normandy.

(caveat, all muslims in britian get to stay because they are a special class that cannot be critiqued.)

france will need to be for the french, (jews can never really be french and cause to many problems, what with them inciting people to murder them and all. so they need to be put in a boat and set adrift since they sprang out of no where and really never had a historical homeland. (thats all a fable) but again all the muslims are special and can not be the subject of discusion, so they stay.

this model is based on the former yugoslavian model because it has done so well in the balkans, it should be exported around the world to ensure world piece. ~~~tom rumcrook


Monday, November 17, 2003

this ones for you benny,... more and more the loony "anti war" left are showing thier true stripes-- anti american. I found this on LGF (G-d I love that site)

"Italian "Anti-War Militants"

An Italian group that calls itself “anti-war” is raising money to give to Iraqi guerilla fighters: Italian group backs Iraq fighters. (Hat tip: Mordred.) This story proves once again that many of these so-called “anti-war” groups are simply anti-American—and pro-war if it means killing Americans and American sympathizers.

The "Antiimperialista" organisation's internet campaign asks people to send "10 Euros to the Iraqi resistance".

They say they have collected 12,000 euros ($14,165) in the past eight weeks and admit the money used could be used to buy weapons.

The Antiimperialistas are a group of European anti-war and anti-globalisation supporters.

They are currently organising an anti-war demonstration in Italy next month, and it remains to be seen whether news of the fund-raising activities will deter more moderate anti-war activists from attending.

The organisation's Italian branch says the money will be given to an Iraqi resistance group known as the Iraqi Patriotic Opposition.

Independent Iraqi sources in London say the leaders of this group have a long history of association with the Baath party and are now back in Iraq supporting the armed resistance.

The Italian spokesman of the antiimperialistas, Moreno Pasquinelli, says the money collected so far is in an Italian bank account.

Mr Pasquinelli said it would be taken to Iraq in January. He was candid when asked about raising money for the Iraqi Patriotic Opposition which says it actively supports military resistance.

"Its not our affair how they use this money. If they want to use it to print papers for example, or to buy weapons in order to fight for the Iraqi independence," he said.

"We support the armed struggle in Iraq. our money is to help them, it doesn't matter to us if they use it buy weapons, Kalashnikovs, or medicines for people."

When asked to confirm if the money raised could be used to buy weapons he admitted: "Yes they could, and why not?"

Try not to get cognitive whiplash from the BBC’s subheading on this article. I dare you.

A group of Italian anti-war militants is raising funds to support the armed Iraqi resistance, the BBC has learned."

an exellent critique of the loony left, and a snapshot of the core beliefs of the islamoloonyfascists "The Americans love Pepsi-Cola, we love death." (found this through a poster on LGF)

It's 'peace' psychosis in a nut's hell
By Mark Steyn
(Filed: 18/11/2003)

If you're so inclined, you can spend the week listening to long speeches by George Galloway and Harold Pinter. Or you can cut to the chase and get the message from Maulana Inyadullah. In late September 2001 Mr Inyadullah was holed up in Peshawar awaiting the call to arms against the Great Satan and offered this pithy soundbite to the Telegraph's David Blair:

"The Americans love Pepsi-Cola, we love death."

That's it in a nutshell - or in a nut's hell. And, like Mr Inyadullah, if it's Pepsi or death, the fellows on the streets of London this week choose death - at least for the Iraqis. If it's a choice between letting some carbonated-beverage crony of Dick Cheney get a piece of the Nasariyah soft-drinks market or allowing Saddam to go on feeding his subjects feet-first into the industrial shredder for another decade or three, then the "peace" activists will take the lesser of two evils - ie, crank up the shredder. Better yet, end UN sanctions so Saddam can replace the older, less reliable shredders, the ones with too many bits of bone tissue jammed in the cogs.

Well, Saddam's gone, on the run with no Grecian 2000 and all out of Quality Street. But it's a measure of the intensity of this psychosis that the "Stop The War" crowd may well manage to turn out more people this week than they did during the war. The war stopped six months ago, some 80 per cent of Iraq is peaceful and well governed, and the overwhelming majority of Iraqis I spoke to when I was there want the Americans to stay, rather than cut and run like the UN, Oxfam and co. But screw the Iraqi people; the "peace" crowd know better than the ignorant natives what's good for them.

So this week they'll be splashing red paint hither and yon to symbolise all the Iraqi blood spilled by Bush. In yesterday's Independent , Dr David Lowry noted that Medact, a respected NGO of British medical chappies, has decided that, since the start of the Iraq war in March, between 7,800 and 9,600 civilians have died. This is presumably the same Medact that a year ago predicted that in the Iraq war and the three months following 260,000 would die, with a further 200,000 succumbing to disease and famine, and another 20,000 getting killed in the ensuing civil war.

Given that they've now revised their figures downwards by 98 per cent, it would be nice to think the protesters might reduce their budget for gallons of Dulux Mesopotamian Burgundy Gloss by a commensurate amount. The rest of us should pelt Medact with rotten tomatoes symbolising all the blood that wasn't spilt. Alternatively, they could symbolise Harold Pinter's graphically leaking rectum. In this paper before the war, Mr Pinter assured us that millions of Iraqi children's rectums were chronically leaking blood - something to do with depleted uranium from the Yanks. In every medical facility I visited in western and northern Iraq, I inquired about this phenomenon and found no one who knew of a single sufferer.

If the anti-war cause is so just, it seems odd that it has to be so risibly "sexed up" by Medact and the rest, but the post-9/11 grand harmonic convergence of all the world's loser ideologies, from Islamic fundamentalism to French condescension, is untroubled by anything so humdrum as reality or logic. There's "no connection" between Saddam and al-Qa'eda, because radical Islamists would never make common cause with secular Ba'athists. Or so we're told by pro-gay, pro-feminist Eurolefties who thus make common cause with honour-killing, sodomite-beheading Islamists, apparently crediting Saddam with a greater degree of intellectual coherence than they credit themselves.

The fanatical Muslims despise America because it's all lapdancing and gay porn; the secular Europeans despise America because it's all born-again Christians hung up on abortion; the anti-Semites despise America because it's controlled by Jews. Too Jewish, too Christian, too Godless, America is also too isolationist, except when it's too imperialist. And even its imperialism is too vulgar and arriviste to appeal to real imperialists: let's face it, the ghastly Yanks never stick it to the fuzzy-wuzzy with the dash and élan of the Bengal Lancers, which appears to be the principal complaint of Sir Max Hastings and his ilk. To the mullahs, America is the Great Satan, a wily seducer; to the Gaullists, America is the Great Cretin, a culture so self-evidently moronic that only stump-toothed inbred Appalachian lardbutts could possibly fall for it. American popular culture is utterly worthless, except when one of its proponents - Michael Moore, Sean Penn, Susan Sarandon - attacks Bush, in which case he or she is showered with European awards and sees the foreign-language rights for his latest tract sell for six figures at Frankfurt. The fact that the best-selling anti-Americans are themselves American - Moore, Chomsky - is perhaps the cruellest manifestation of the suffocating grip of the hyperpower.

Too Christian, too Godless, too isolationist, too imperialist, too seductive, too cretinous, America is George Orwell's Room 101: whatever your bugbear, you will find it therein - for the Continentals, excessive religiosity; for the Muslims, excessive decadence; for Harold Pinter, excessively bleeding rectums.

So be it. This is a psychosis so impervious to reason that on Thursday those in the most advanced stage will pour into the streets to re-enact the toppling of Saddam's statue with Bush on the podium. The 40 per cent of Britons who merely think the President "stupid" will cheer from their sofas.

Two years ago, NBC held a discussion on the growing alienation of the Muslim world: the al-Munaif family who, after the Kuwaiti liberation, had "slaughtered sheep in tribute to one President Bush", were now disenchanted and had named their newborn son "Osama". While the Arabists on the NBC panel chewed over the problem thoughtfully, on this page I was more insouciant: there's no point trying to figure out which way a guy who sacrifices sheep will jump. That's the way I feel about this week's polls and protests. The Min of Ag has already sacrificed all the sheep, but, that detail aside, much of Britain is now about as rational on America as the al-Munaif family. My advice to Bush is: make sure you know where the exit is and try to avoid eye contact

and this guy wants to be president?!

From http://OpinionJournal.com

Best of the Web Today - November 17, 2003
O.J. Hussein http://www.usatoday.com/news/politicselections/nation/2003-11-16-clark-main_x.htm

Have you noticed how Saddam Hussein has become the O.J. Simpson of the Angry Left? Just as antiwhite prejudice led many people (including his jury) to insist Simpson was innocent against all evidence of his guilt, today antiright prejudice is leading many on the left to mount a spirited defense of Saddam Hussein. He never had weapons of mass destruction! He had nothing to do with Sept. 11! He can't stand Osama bin Laden!

Here's a hilarious bit from today's USA Today interview with Wesley Clark:

*** QUOTE ***

Clark said he hadn't seen the evidence of Saddam's war crimes, a comment that prompted adviser Chris Lehane to slip him a folded note. "You should make clear that Saddam is a bad guy," the note read. Clark glanced at the note but didn't return to the topic.

*** END QUOTE ***

wow!!! blechhh phewwwy blah man the democrats have really hit rock bottom when they cant even see saddam as a bad guy and a war criminal.....em>


Sunday, November 16, 2003

this is why I love this president, no matter what gibberish the left spouts, or tries to attribute as motive to Bush its really quite simple he understands with moral clarity his duty to protect and defend america. he is a champion of the time.

something the left will allways be blind to, because of thier moral relativism.


Bush Says U.S. Would Wage War Again to Make World Safe

Sunday, November 16, 2003 10:34 p.m. ET
LONDON (Reuters) - "The United States would wage war again, and alone if necessary, to ensure the long-term safety of the world, President Bush said in an interview published Monday.

Bush told Britain's leading tabloid newspaper, the Sun, on the eve of a state visit that he felt compelled to act following the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York and Washington.

"I was at Ground Zero after the attacks," he said. "I remember this haze and the smells and the death and destruction. I'll always remember that.

"I made up my mind right then. We were at war and we were going to win the war. And I still feel that determination today."

The paper quoted Bush as saying U.S. forces and their coalition allies had ended the tyranny of Saddam Hussein in Iraq, smashed the grip of Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network in Afghanistan and forced the United Nations to stop turning its back on terror."

another nail in the global warming coffin, its adherents beleive in it by faith, conjecture and suedo science like a twisted anti religion rather than real science. along with the reams of data showing the eruptions of mount pinatubo have spewn more "polutants" attributed to "global warming" than all of mankind since the turn of the century, this says to me that even if thier is climate change nothing mankind can do will change it. and the real goal behind things like the kyoto accord is realy socialism in a new suit, trying to punish the succesfull nations for thier prosperity


"Sunspots erupt and fade in 11-year cycles. But that's just an average; some cycles last 15 years.

New studies suggest sunspots also work in longer patterns of 100 and 1,000 years. The sun's luminosity can change slightly during those cycles, possibly affecting Earth's climate and, some argue, contributing to global warming"


Saturday, November 15, 2003

its official Saddam and bin ladden did work together!!!!!!!!!!!!!

and not surprisingly dispicable leaders in the dem party new of it even as they claimed thier was no link!!!!!

because of the huge traffic volume I linked it thru Free Republic

CASE CLOSED (Osama-Saddam Link Proved in Intel Cmte Brief)
Weekly Standard ^ | Nov 14, 2003 | Stephen Hayes

Case Closed
From the November 24, 2003 issue: The U.S. government's secret memo detailing cooperation between Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden.
by Stephen F. Hayes
11/24/2003, Volume 009, Issue 11

OSAMA BIN LADEN and Saddam Hussein had an operational relationship from the early 1990s to 2003 that involved training in explosives and weapons of mass destruction, logistical support for terrorist attacks, al Qaeda training camps and safe haven in Iraq, and Iraqi financial support for al Qaeda--perhaps even for Mohamed Atta--according to a top secret U.S. government memorandum obtained by THE WEEKLY STANDARD. The memo, dated October 27, 2003, was sent from Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Douglas J. Feith to Senators Pat Roberts and Jay Rockefeller, the chairman and vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. It was written in response to a request from the committee as part of its investigation into prewar intelligence claims made by the administration. Intelligence reporting included in the 16-page memo comes from a variety of domestic and foreign agencies, including the FBI, the Defense Intelligence Agency, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the National Security Agency. Much of the evidence is detailed, conclusive, and corroborated by multiple sources. Some of it is new information obtained in custodial interviews with high-level al Qaeda terrorists and Iraqi officials, and some of it is more than a decade old. The picture that emerges is one of a history of collaboration between two of America's most determined and dangerous enemies. According to the memo--which lays out the intelligence in 50 numbered points--Iraq-al Qaeda contacts began in 1990 and continued through mid-March 2003, days before the Iraq War began. Most of the numbered passages contain straight, fact-based intelligence reporting, which in
some cases includes an evaluation of the credibility of the source. This reporting is often followed by commentary and analysis.

finish this incredible article!!!


Friday, November 14, 2003

this from OpinionJournal.com Best of the Web Today

Free Juan Escalante http://story.news.yahoo.com

"A 19-year-old Mexican who used a false residence permit to enlist in the US army and fight in Iraq may be kicked out of the force and even be deported," the Agence France-Presse reports from Washington:

*** QUOTE ***

Juan Escalante, whose parents brought him here from Mexico at the age of four, enlisted in the army in 2002 after finishing high school in Seattle, his family's immigration attorney Glen Prior said. The forged green card that allowed him to do so cost him 50 dollars. . . .

Although the army appears to want to keep Escalante, it has no desire to encourage fraud and is concerned at the breach of national security the case reveals, including a potential entry point for terrorists.

"We're inclined to keep him in the army, that's what the unit wants to do," said Olson. "He's doing his job, he's doing it well, the unit wants to retain him in the army and he wants to be retained in the army.

*** END QUOTE ***

"Officials discovered Escalante's deceit when his parents filed a petition for residency "under a program for illegal immigrants who have lived here for more than 10 years." A judge has rejected their claim, which is under appeal.

Given that Juan Escalante has shown a willingness to risk his life for America, deporting him to Mexico seems insane. Perhaps some congressman should introduce legislation conferring citizenship on him and his family."~~~~~ JAMES TARANTO

find your congressman or senator and ask for clemency for this young man


Thursday, November 13, 2003

Bubba a poster at the command post, had an awsome response to one of the anti war weasils--

To- the terrorist of text;

Saddam's remaining supporters, augmented by foreign terrorists willing to cooperate against a mutual enemy, have moved on from their failed confrontations with our troops to implement a three-track strategy to sidestep our military superiority.

First, our enemies hope to shift the field of decision from Iraq to America. By staging media-genic bombings that draw TV cameras away from dull success stories, the terrorists seek to create a mood of defeat - not along the Tigris, but on the Potomac.

Credit where it's due - our enemies have studied recent history and our system of government. They're convinced that attacking the will of American politicians can achieve victories impossible on the battlefield. And they are determined to shape the outcome of next year's presidential election to their advantage.

Second, by avoiding direct combat confrontations, while shifting to fleeting missile and mortar attacks, the terrorists continue to garner press coverage on the cheap. "Three explosions were heard last night in Baghdad" sounds worrisome over the airwaves, even if those explosions did no damage. Our enemies understand that practical achievements are subordinate to psychological effects.

The terrorists also struggle to stage attacks outside of the Sunni Triangle to create the impression that disorder is nationwide - and the cooperative media focus on the single dramatic event, not on the comprehensive evidence contradicting its importance.

The terrorists push a potent drug, and journalists are the addicts. Those who control no cannon win by commanding the cameras.

Third, the attack on the Italians was part of an ongoing effort to peel off members of the coalition whom the terrorists view as less committed to standing their geopolitical ground. This strategy - of which we shall see more - has already paid off hugely for our enemies by driving out the United Nations and a range of fickle aid organizations.

Each of these offensive lines converge on one clear goal: To convince American politicians and voters that Iraq isn't worth the cost and bother. Saddam's remaining supporters believe they can outlast us, that we lack the patience and grit to defeat them, no matter our wealth and power.

Face it Nobody, you work for the enemy.

Posted by: Bubba at November 13, 2003 02:18 PM


Wednesday, November 12, 2003

and more field reports showing how things have improved leaps and bounds in Iraq

MSNBC’s Arnot Contradicts Media Image
of Iraq in Violent Chaos
via CyberAlert

Bob Arnot, who rarely appears on NBC News programs, popped up Monday night on MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews to contradict the image of chaos in Iraq hyped by the media. Launching Hardball’s week-long series, “Iraq: The Real Story,” Arnot recounted the challenges faced by troops in hostile areas, but countered the negative image of the Iraqi situation he knows Americans get from TV news.

Arnot argued: “The real question is, given all the death and destruction that you see on television in the United States, what’s the real deal out here? The fact is in 85 percent of the country, it’s calm, it’s stable, it’s moving forward. You find a lot of places like Horia [sp?], where we were today, and Kadame [sp] where they actually like or even love Americans.”

read the rest..

here's a good rebuttle to the oft used "since major combat ended" used by the media to hurt the efforts in iraq..

this posted by Cherice (a poster, not the owner) at the messopotamian a great site out of baghdad from an iraqi on the ground

Every day in our news we keep hearing how about the soldiers that were killed the previous day and it is always proceeded or preceded with "Since President Bush declared an end to major combat on May 1"......

Well, here are some other things that have happened since President Bush declared an end to major combat on May 1st.....

Since President Bush declared an end to major combat on May 1...the first
battalion of the new Iraqi Army has graduated and is on active duty·

Since President Bush declared an end to major combat on May 1... over
60,000 Iraq is now provide security to their fellow citizens.

Since President Bush declared an end to major combat on May 1...nearly
all of Iraq 400 courts are functioning.

Since President Bush declared an end to major combat on May 1... the Iraqi
judiciary is fully independent.

Since President Bush declared an end to major combat on May 1...on Monday, October 6 power generation hit 4,518 megawatts exceeding the pre-war average.

Since President Bush declared an end to major combat on May 1...all 22
universities and 43 technical institutes and colleges are open, as are
nearly all primary and secondary schools.

Since President Bush declared an end to major combat on May 1, by October 1, Coalition forces had rehabbed over 1,500 schools - 500 more than their

Since President Bush declared an end to major combat on May 1... teachers
earn from 12 to 25 times their former salaries.

Since President Bush declared an end to major combat on May 1...all 240
hospitals and more than 1200 clinics are open.

Since President Bush declared an end to major combat on May 1...doctors
salaries are at least eight times what they were under Saddam.

Since President Bush declared an end to major combat on May 1...
pharmaceutical distribution has gone from essentially nothing to 700
tons in May to a current total of 12,000 tons.

Since President Bush declared an end to major combat on May 1...the
Coalition has helped administer over 22 million vaccination doses to
Iraq children.

Since President Bush declared an end to major combat on May 1...a Coalition program has cleared over 14,000 kilometers of Iraq's 27,000 kilometers of weed-choked canals. They now irrigate tens of thousands of farms. This project has created jobs for more than 100,000 Iraqi men and women.

Since President Bush declared an end to major combat on May 1...we have
restored over three-quarters of pre-war telephone services and over
two-thirds of the potable water production.

Since President Bush declared an end to major combat on May 1... there are
4,900 full-service connections. We expect 50,000 by January first.

Since President Bush declared an end to major combat on May 1...the
wheels of commerce are turning. From bicycles to satellite dishes to cars
and trucks, businesses are coming to life in all major cities and towns.

Since President Bush declared an end to major combat on May 1...9

Since President Bush declared an end to major combat on May 1...95 percent of all pre-war bank customers have service and first-time customers are opening accounts daily.

Since President Bush declared an end to major combat on May 1... Iraqi
banks are making loans to finance businesses.

Since President Bush declared an end to major combat on May 1...the central bank is fully independent.

Since President Bush declared an end to major combat on May 1...Iraq
has one of the world most growth-oriented investment and banking laws.

Since President Bush declared an end to major combat on May 1... Iraq (has)
a single, unified currency for the first time in 15 years.

Since President Bush declared an end to major combat on May 1...satellite
dishes are legal.

Since President Bush declared an end to major combat on May 1...foreign
journalists aren't on 10-day visas paying mandatory and extortionate
fees to the Ministry of Information and other government spies.

Since President Bush declared an end to major combat on May 1... there is
no Ministry of Information.

Since President Bush declared an end to major combat on May 1...there are
more than 170 newspapers.

Since President Bush declared an end to major combat on May 1... you can
buy satellite dishes on what seems like every street corner.

Since President Bush declared an end to major combat on May 1... foreign
journalists and everyone else are free to come and go.

Since President Bush declared an end to major combat on May 1...a nation
that had not one single element legislative, judicial or executive-- of
a representative government, does.

Since President Bush declared an end to major combat on May 1...in
Baghdad alone residents have selected 88 advisory councils. Baghdad first
democratic transfer of power in 35 years happened when the city council
elected its new chairman.

Since President Bush declared an end to major combat on May 1...today in
Iraq chambers of commerce, business, school and professional organizations
are electing their leaders all over the country.

Since President Bush declared an end to major combat on May 1... 25
ministers, selected by the most representative governing body in Iraq
history, run the day-to-day business of government.

Since President Bush declared an end to major combat on May 1...the Iraqi
government regularly participates in international events. Since July the
Iraqi government has been represented in over two dozen international
meetings, including those of the UN General Assembly, the Arab League, the World Bank and IMF and, today, the Islamic Conference Summit. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs today announced that it is reopening over 30 Iraqi embassies around the world.

Since President Bush declared an end to major combat on May 1...Shia
religious festivals that were all but banned, aren't.

Since President Bush declared an end to major combat on May 1...for the
first time in

Since President Bush declared an end to major combat on May 1...for the
first time in 35 years, in Karbala thousands of Shiites celebrate the
pilgrimage of the 12th Imam.

Since President Bush declared an end to major combat on May 1...the
Coalition has completed over 13,000 reconstruction projects, large and
small, as part of (a) strategic plan for the reconstruction of Iraq.

-----Since President Bush declared an end to major combat on May 1...Uday
and Queasy are dead - and no longer feeding innocent Iraqis to his zoo
lions, raping the young daughters of local leaders to force cooperation,
torturing Iraq's soccer players for losing games...murdering critics.

Since President Bush declared an end to major combat on May 1...children
aren't imprisoned or murdered when their parents disagree with the

Since President Bush declared an end to major combat on May 1...political
opponents aren't imprisoned, tortured, executed, maimed, or are forced
to watch their families die for disagreeing with Saddam.

Since President Bush declared an end to major combat on May 1...millions
of long suffering Iraq is no longer live in perpetual terror.

Since President Bush declared an end to major combat on May 1...Saudis will hold municipal elections.

Since President Bush declared an end to major combat on May 1... Qatar is
reforming education to give more choices to parents.

Since President Bush declared an end to major combat on May 1...Jordan is
accelerating market economic reforms. *

Since President Bush declared an end to major combat on May 1... the Nobel
Peace Prize was awarded for the first time to an Iranian -- a Muslim woman
who speaks out with courage for human rights, for democracy and for peace

Since President Bush declared an end to major combat on May 1...he has
not faltered or failed.

Since President Bush declared an end to major combat on May 1...Saddam is gone.

Since President Bush declared an end to major combat on May 1... Iraqis are

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