Friday, February 29, 2008

Harry the Hero

Islamists Kidnap Chaldean Catholic Archbishop of Mosul

Shiite tribal leaders attend Christmas mass at an Assyrian orthodox church in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2007. The church, which is located next to a Shiite mosque, hosted their neighbors for Christmas mass as a gesture of friendship.
Islamists kidnapped the 65 year-old Chaldean archbishop of Mosul today after opening fire on the car he was traveling in.3 others were killed in the attack. More...

We deserve better

We pay our taxes (too many)
We have to accept living with an over-present state
We cannot ask who was behind the worse terrorist attack in the history of Western Europe
We are not supposed to eat hamburgers
We cannot say we like drinking wine
We cannot say we like the US, even if we have lived there while others haven't
We cannot say we don't give a damn about the Civil War or Franco
We cannot put under a shadow of doubt the piles of lies and inventions about pseudo-nations that have never existed
We have to live a Disney Land education where everybody is good and things come at no effort
We cannot say a teacher is the freaking undisputed ruler in a classroom
We cannot defend the legitimate individual rights of single, unique and free human beings
We cannot defend the rights of people who decide to smoke
We have to admit that the Cuban dictatorship has "positive wins to be kept"

If you dare for one second to move a millimetre away from the official truth, you are accused of being as bad as the worse evil on the face of the earth (Hitler, Franco, etc)


Via Noggia
Egypt is working on a plan with the Palestinians to supply all the besieged Gaza Strip's electricity needs and wean it off its reliance on Israel for power.

Via Solomonia

Reuters - Turkey's major land offensive against Kurdish PKK rebels in northern Iraq has ended
‘It’s Recovery’: U.S. Marine Amputee Voluntarily Returns To Active Duty In Iraq: Video

U.S. Navy ships move closer to Lebanon

The U.S. Navy has moved the guided-missile destroyer USS Cole and other ships to the eastern Mediterranean Sea off Lebanon, Pentagon officials said.
The destroyer and two support ships are close to Lebanon but out of visual range of the coast. Another six vessels, led by the amphibious assault ship USS Nassau, are close to Italy and steaming toward the other three, the officials said.

Geldof and Bush: Diary From the Road

It was Bush who initiated the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) with cross-party support led by Senators John Kerry and Bill Frist. In 2003, only 50,000 Africans were on HIV antiretroviral drugs — and they had to pay for their own medicine. Today, 1.3 million are receiving medicines free of charge. The U.S. also contributes one-third of the money for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria — which treats another 1.5 million. It contributes 50% of all food aid (though some critics find the mechanism of contribution controversial). On a seven-day trip through Africa, Bush announced a fantastic new $350 million fund for other neglected tropical diseases that can be easily eradicated; a program to distribute 5.2 million mosquito nets to Tanzanian kids; and contracts worth around $1.2 billion in Tanzania and Ghana from the Millennium Challenge Account, another initiative of the Bush Administration.
So why doesn't America know about this? "I tried to tell them. But the press weren't much interested," says Bush. More...

Thursday, February 28, 2008

A brief example of media bias

Al-Zawahiri vows revenge in video

Ayman al-Zawahiri, al-Qaeda's second-in-command, has vowed revenge for the killing of Abu Laith al-Libi, a top commander of the group in a suspected US attack in Pakistan. "No chief of ours had died of a natural death, nor has our blood been spilled without a response."
He was killed in a suspected US missile strike that killed up to 13 fighters in the north Waziristan border area of Pakistan in January.

Via aljazeera

Cash-Rich, Publicity-Shy, Abu Dhabi Fund Draws Scrutiny

Abu Dhabi has about 9 percent of the world’s oil and 0.02 percent of its population. The result is a surfeit of petrodollars, much of which is funneled into a secretive, government-controlled investment fund that is helping to shift the balance of power in the financial world.
the fund recently formed a small team that is now buying big stakes in Western companies. This unit masterminded ADIA’s $7.5 billion investment in Citigroup, the nation’s largest bank, in November. It has also taken a large position in Toll Brothers, one of the country’s biggest home builders.
ADIA is the largest of the world’s sovereign wealth funds, giant pools of money controlled by cash-rich governments, particularly in Asia and Middle East. But Abu Dhabi, the wealthiest of the seven Arab emirates, says little about its fund. Few outsiders know for sure where ADIA invests — or even how much money it controls. And secrecy breeds hyperbole; some estimates of the fund’s size surpass $1 trillion. More...

Resisting Islamic Law

Daniel Pipes - Westerners opposed to the application of the Islamic law (the Shari‘a) watch with dismay as it goes from strength to strength in their countries – harems increasingly accepted, a church leader endorsing Islamic law, a judge referring to the Koran, clandestine Muslim courts meting out justice. What can be done to stop the progress of this medieval legal system so deeply at odds with modern life, one that oppresses women and turns non-Muslims into second-class citizens?
A first step is for Westerners to mount a united front against the Shari‘a. Facing near-unanimous hostility, Islamists back down.
For one example, note the retreat by the CAIR in a dispute concerning guide dogs used by the blind. Muslims traditionally consider dogs impure animals to be avoided, creating an aversion that becomes problematic when Muslim store-owners or taxi drivers deny service to blind Westerners relying on service dogs. More...

Prince Harry has been fighting the Taliban on the front line in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence confirmed.
"I would never want to put someone else’s life in danger when they have to sit next to the bullet magnet," he said. "But if I’m wanted, if I’m needed, then I will serve my country as I signed up to do."

Italy: Human rights court sides with terror suspect in deportation dispute

The European Court of Human Rights ruled on Thursday that Italy would violate its obligations under the European Convention of Human Rights if it deported Tunisian terror suspect Nassim Saadi from Italy as he ran a real risk of torture and ill treatment in his home country.
Campaign group Amnesty International welcomed the historic ruling.
The Italian authorities sought to deport Nassim Saadi to Tunisia under the "Pisanu Law" which was originally adopted in 2005 as "an urgent measure to combat terrorism". The Italian authorities argued that he posed a security risk to Italy.

Virginia Imam aided Al-Qaeda

Even before the 2001 terrorist attacks, American-born imam Anwar al-Aulaqi drew the attention of federal authorities because of his possible connections to al-Qaeda. Their interest grew after 9/11, when it turned out that three of the hijackers had spent time at his mosques in California and Falls Church, but he was allowed to leave the country in 2002.
New information later surfaced about his contacts with extremists while in the United States. Aulaqi worked with al-Qaeda networks in the Persian Gulf after leaving Northern Virginia. In mid-2006, he was detained in Yemen at the request of the United States. To the dismay of U.S. authorities, Aulaqi was released in December. More...

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Iraq denounces Turkey incursion

Kurdish anger over the incursion is growing.

And Ali al-Dabbagh, an Iraqi government spokesman, delivered the statement which said: "The cabinet in a meeting today expressed its rejection and condemnation of the Turkish military incursion which is considered a violation of Iraq's sovereignty. The cabinet stresses that unilateral military action is not acceptable and threatens good relations between the two neighbours."

Hugo Chavez declares war on English language

President Hugo Chavez’s government is taking its battle against U.S. “imperialism” into Venezuelans’ vocabulary, urging state phone company workers to eschew English-language business and tech terms that have crept into the local vernacular.
Through a campaign launched Monday, newly nationalized CANTV hopes to wean employees and others from words like “staff” (”equipo”), “marketing” (”mercadeo”) and “password” (”contraseña”).
Stickers and banners printed up by the company exhort Venezuelans to “Say it in Spanish. Say it with pride.”

Saudi professor faces lashes for having coffee with female 'student'

A university professor allegedly caught in a Saudi-style honey trap has been sentenced to 180 lashes and eight months in jail – for having coffee with a girl.
The man, a prominent and well-respected Saudi teacher of psychology at Umm al-Qra University in the holy city of Mecca, was framed by the religious police after he angered some of their members at a training course, his lawyer said. More...

Military fears Obama

Members of Washington's military and defense establishment are expressing trepidation about Sen. Barack Obama. Retired officers, industry executives and current defense officials interviewed by The Washington Times cite Mr. Obama's lack of experience in national security. They also point to his determination to pull American combat units from Iraq at a time when a troop surge has reduced violence, damaged al Qaeda and allowed the Iraqi government to progress toward Sunni-Shia-Kurd reconciliation.
"We're very concerned about his apparent lack of understanding on the threat of radical Islam to the United States," said retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney.

Iranian Shoppers Riot Against Modesty Police

It happens every day on the streets of Tehran: a police squad grabbed a young woman for dressing immodestly. But this time, the young woman fought back, and a crowd defended her and attacked the police.

India tests underwater missile

India tested a nuclear-capable missile designed to be launched from a submarine, in a move aimed at expanding India's ability to respond in case of a nuclear attack
The missile has a range of 435 miles and was test-fired from an underwater platform immersed in the Bay of Bengal. India is building a nuclear-powered submarine expected to start sea trials next year. It would be able to launch ballistic missiles.
Submarine-launched ballistic missiles would give India second strike capabilities if its land- or air-based weapons were disabled.
India's current crop of missiles includes the short-range Prithvi ballistic missile, the medium-range Agni and Akash missiles , the anti-tank Nag and the supersonic Brahmos missile, developed jointly with Russia.
National Security Service of Armenia is suspecting supporters of Levon Ter-Petrosyan in intention to seize a television tower in the capital city of Yerevan. More...

Monday, February 25, 2008

The Magic Negro dressed in white

With a week to go until the Texas and Ohio primaries, stressed Clinton staffers circulated a photo over the weekend of a "dressed" Barack Obama.
The photo, taken in 2006, shows the Democrat frontrunner fitted as a Somali Elder, during his visit to Wajir, a rural area in northeastern Kenya.

Via Drudge Report

Mugniyah behind establishment of Mahdi Army

He was described as a “co-founder” of the Mahdi Army, Naharnet reported, based on a translation from the Iraqi daily Al Zaman.
Mugniyah helped form the Mahdi Army after the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime in April 2003. He recruited from the Shia communities in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, and then sent the recruits to Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley for training. “The 300 fighters were trained on the use of assault rifles, booby-trapping and kidnapping operations,” the unnamed intelligence official told Al Zaman.
Once in Lebanon, the Mahdi Army recruits were sent to bases run by Brigadier General Qassem Suleimani, the commander of Iran’s Qods Force, the foreign special operations branch of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps. Hezbollah operates numerous bases in the Bekaa Valley, under the supervision of Syrian intelligence.

Via The long war journal

Netherlands bank drops "Piglet" mascot to atract muslims

Knorbert the piglet has been dropped as the mascot of Fortis Bank after it decided to stop giving piggy banks to children for fear of offending Muslims.
The decision has been viewed in the Netherlands as the ritual slaughter of a popular pig by political correctness. To some, it is the latest sign of uncertainty in Europe’s most tolerant country about how far it should go to accommodate the sensitivities of minorities. It comes as the country is braced for a backlash against the plans of Geert Wilders, a right-wing politician, to release a critical film about the Koran.
Knorbert was culled after seven years as the Fortis mascot. A spokesman told the Dutch media that “Knorbert does not meet the requirements that the multicultural society imposes on us”.

Via Infidels are cool

Last week, in a country called Pakistan.

Kosovo: Islamism's New Beachhead?

Julia Gorin - The current state of affairs is a product of a concerted, single-minded, bipartisan American effort to turn Serbs into an enemy as the U.S. tries to make friends of its enemies in the region, always at Serbian expense. “Will Russia now become the leader of the Europeans who resist the Islamization of their continent?” Thomas Landen asks in the Brussels Journal. He notes that Moscow has called on the UN to annul independence, and a UN vote may be the only thing to save us from a new world war over this Balkan province, ignored by the media and public for eight years as insignificant, despite the Balkans’ history for setting off world wars.
“Indeed,” continues Landen, “what will Russia do if the 16,000 NATO ‘peacekeeping’ troops in Kosovo attack the Serbian army when it attempts to recover its breakaway province? If Russia intervenes, then 2008 might become the year that war broke out between Russia and NATO. America, the EU, Europe’s immigrant ‘youths,’ and Osama bin Laden would find themselves on one side, fighting Russia, China, and those Europeans who resist Islamization on the other."
Who could have envisioned such a sorry state of affairs on September 12, 2001? The answer is: anyone who noticed that our Balkan policies didn’t change following 9/11. We are now several years post-9/11, yet our government is creating Muslim states in Europe and is about to engage the United States military against European Orthodox Christians who don’t want to live under Muslim rule.

The List of Things That Offend Muslims

The Danish Cartoons, Videos of Danes drawing Mohammed. Cartoons about Uday and Qusay's death. These photoshops, The Buddy Christ, Cambridge University cartoon, Pokemon, Opus, David Low's Jack Hobbs cartoon.

The Movie "The Passion of the Christ" The Italian Film, 'Il mercante di pietre' (The Stone Merchant)"24", Disney's "Aladdin", Theo Van Gogh's "Submission", A French play by Voltaire, "Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World" Rubber duck hostage video, Ohio CarAd, The Movie ,"300" PBS Documentary "Islam v Islamists", Jihad, the Musical, True Lies the Movie, Michael Savage, Paul Harvey.

Burger King ice cream cones, Jewish cookies. pork, even when consumed by non-Muslims. Alcohol, Quebec day-care lunch menu, Hot-Cross Buns, Cola Cola, Pepsi, Easter Eggs, Ham Sandwiches accidentally served to Muslim prisoners, Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches served in Jail, Parking lot sign jokingly labeled "the Porking Yard", Doritos.

List in progress

Georgian soldiers marking Georgian Independence Day in Baghdad on June 6.

Is that a cross? Great!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Kosovo: First they came for the Jews?

There are some 50 Jews left in Kosovo. Belonging to three families, or clans, they all live in the city of Prizren, a rare gem of ancient architecture amid a landscape devastated by war, poverty and Communist-era concrete.
"There was not anti-Semitism in the past, but with the Saudi charities here now we are seeing a Wahabi influence for the first time," Demiri said, referring to the fundamentalist Islamic ideology Saudi Arabian clerics have tried to export, with little success, in the Balkans. "I think the newspapers these days are not portraying Jews in such a positive light."
"Our spiritual life, like our economic life, is a disaster," Demiri said, pointing to his rotting roof. His children, it seems, are preparing for an eventual move to Israel. Read more...

Insurgents in the Bloodstream

Sgt. David Emery lost one leg in February 2007 when a suicide bomber assaulted the checkpoint near Haditha, Iraq, where he and fellow Marines stood guard. Military surgeons were forced to remove his remaining leg when it became infected with acinetobacter baumannii-a strain of highly resistant bacteria that since U.S. forces began fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan has threatened the lives, limbs, and organs of hundreds wounded in combat.

Give me that bridge

Police in Kosovo's northern city of Mitrovica are holding off thousands of Serb demonstrators who are trying to cross the bridge dividing the Serb and ethnic Albanian sides of the city.

Via Gateway Pundit

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Identified Obama Mentor as Communist Party Revolutionary

Accuracy in Media (AIM) editor Cliff Kincaid has identified the mysterious friend and adviser to Barack Obama when he was growing up in Hawaii, in his new column by AIM, as Frank Marshall Davis- a member of the old Moscow-controlled Communist Party USA.
Kincaid identifies a man that Barack Obama refers to frequently in his book "Dreams From My Father". Obama refers to this man in his book as "Frank", with no last name.
According to Kincaid, the reason that Barack Obama never referred to Frank Marshall Davis using his full name is because "Davis was a known communist who belonged to a party subservient to the Soviet Union.
"Let’s challenge the liberal media to report on this. Will they have the honesty and integrity to do so?"

Via Wake Up America

Kosovo Touts 'Islam Lite'

Kastriot Sadiku has a confession: Like a good Muslim, he was near a mosque when Kosovo declared independence. But like a good Kosovar, he was just around the corner, sipping suds at his favorite pub.
"Our Islam is 'lite'—like Coke Lite or Marlboro Light cigarettes," said Ilmi Krasniqi, an imam at one of five mosques in the eastern town of Gnjilane. "This is not Baghdad, and what goes on in Saudi Arabia cannot happen here."
That is not to suggest that radical Islam has not impacted Kosovo's Muslim ethnic Albanians.
Last October, Agron Abdullahu—a 25-year-old Kosovo native living in the U.S.—pleaded guilty to charges of conspiring to provide weapons to five other Muslims who allegedly plotted an attack on the U.S. Army's Fort Dix military base in New Jersey.

Stephen Schwartz, executive director of the Center for Islamic Pluralism, a Washington-based think tank, contends Kosovo will become a model of religious pluralism in Europe.
"Albanians, although Muslim in their majority, are fanatics only about their appreciation for America. Albanian Islam is moderate, and constitutes a bulwark against radicalization of European Muslims."

Refresher on Al Qaeda in Iraq Pre War

9/1/1993 Fall 1993 Dr. Ayman Al Zawahiri is in Somalia acting as field commander of the "Afghan Arabs" and coordinator between those fighters, Iraqi fighters, Iranian intelligence, and the various Somali warlords… all against the US/UN forces.

1/1/94 Sudanese intelligence officials observed meetings between Iraqi intelligence agents and bin Laden starting in 1994, when bin Laden lived in Khartoum.

6/1/1994 June 1994 Bin Laden meets with Iraqi Director of Intelligence Services Farouq Hijazi in Khartoum. The intent of the meeting was to try and get Bin Laden to work more closely with Iraq, but Baghdad is still hesitant of Bin Laden's closer ties to Tehran.

circa 2/1/1998 Ayman Al-Zawahri traveled to Baghdad in February 1998 and met with one of Iraq's vice presidents. 'The goal of the visit was to arrange for coordination between Iraq and bin Laden and establish camps in an-Nasiriyah and Iraqi Kurdistan under the leadership of Abdul Aziz'

By mid-June, 1998, bin-Laden' s operatives were at the al-Nasiriyah training camp, receiving a four week course of instruction from the Iraqi intelligence and military.

circa 12/31/1998 The Arabic daily newspaper, Al-Quds al-Arabi, first raised the issue of cooperation between Saddam Hussein's Iraq and Osama bin-Laden's al-Qaeda in a late December 1998 editorial that noted that this type of cooperation was very likely considering that "bin-Laden was planning moving to Iraq before the recent strike."

circa 1/1/1999 Kuwaiti intelligence reports that hundreds of Arab "Afghans" are training in Iraq at the Nasariah camp and elsewhere. The training is being conducted by Iraqi Intelligence.

circa 1/1/1999 Saddam Hussein dispatched Faruq al-Hijazi to Kandahar, Afghanistan in order to meet with bin-Laden.

1/25/1999 Bin Laden dispatched abu-Ayub al Masri-one of his most trusted lieutenants to meetings in Dubai and Turkey. He travelled with a false Yemeni passport provided by Iraq's Farouq Hijazi .

3/15/1999 Mid March 1999; Al Queda's Hamoud Abaid al-Anezi showed up in Melbourne, Australia with a Saudi passport. Qusay Hussein-at the direction of Saddam Hussein-had formed a new Iraqi Intelligence unit called the Al-Nida force. It consisted of thousands of Iraqis around the world who were to be called upon in Jihad. al-Anezi met up with 4 Iraqi nationals in Australia, and together they started trying to recruit others in the local Muslim community.

4/1/1999 In April of 1999, the joint Iraq/Al Queda effort to attack the Australian Olympics was exposed and those involved arrested.

The Herald. By Ian Bruce. December 28, 1999 "The world’s most wanted man, Osama bin Laden, has been offered sanctuary inIraq if his worldwide terrorist network succeeds in carrying out a campaign of high-profile attacks on the West over the next few weeks."

Much more

Danish cartoonist kicked out of hotel over jihadist fears, now homeless

Hotair - Draw a picture offensive to Muslim extremists, and you might find yourself without a roof. Ask Kurt Westergaard, one of the twelve Danish cartoonists whose autumn 2005 Muhammad caricatures lead to violent protests throughout the Muslim world. He was booted from his police-protected hotel room on Feb. 15 for being “too much of a security risk.” And now the 73-year-old cartoonist and his wife are without a place to live.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

India police seize 8 lbs of uranium from smugglers

"We pounced upon them while they all were striking a deal near the border," senior district police official Shyam Kumar. "They are interrogating the arrested smugglers to find out where the seized uranium was actually being supplied."
India has a major uranium mine, Jaduguda, in the neighboring state of Jharkhand.

Islamic fundamentalists lose big in Pakistan vote

Free Republic - Pakistani voters handed Islamist political parties a massive defeat Monday, virtually eliminating them from regional parliaments in an election that's likely to have a wide-ranging impact on efforts to rein in growing Taliban and al Qaida influence in Pakistan's North West Frontier province.
In 2002, fundamentalist religious parties, some openly sympathetic to the Taliban, won 12 percent of the national vote. That was enough to form a regional government in the North West Frontier province, which borders Afghanistan , become part of the ruling coalition in Baluchistan, another conservative province, and hold 57 seats in the 342-member national parliament.
But unofficial results of Monday's vote indicate that religious parties won only five seats in the national parliament this time. In North West Frontier province, where the country's Islamic insurgency is strongest, religious parties won just nine seats in the 96-seat provincial assembly. In 2002, they won 67.

Al Qaeda Leaders Admit They´re "In Crisis" In Iraq

Al-Qaeda in Iraq faces an “extraordinary crisis”. Last year’s mass defection of ordinary Sunnis from al-Qaeda to the US military “created panic, fear and the unwillingness to fight”. The terrorist group’s security structure suffered “total collapse”.
These are the words not of al-Qaeda’s enemies but of one of its own leaders in Anbar province — once the group’s stronghold. They were set down last summer in a 39-page letter seized during a US raid on an al-Qaeda base near Samarra in November.

Angry Serbs Burn Border Posts in Kosovo

Serbs set fire to two United Nations border posts in the north of Kosovo, forcing NATO troops to intervene and fanning fears that the Serbian-dominated north could boil over into violence and lead to the partition of the newborn country.
Several hundred Serbian men, some of them wearing ski masks, had used plastic explosives and bulldozers to attack the two border checkpoints. The police said that they were stopping buses in Kosovo and that weapons had been confiscated. “This seems to have been an organized operation,” said Capt. Veton Elshani, a spokesman for the Kosovo police.

Sporadic bomb blasts echoed Tuesday in northern Kosovo.

An Israeli border policeman gives directions during a snowstorm near the West Bank town of Beit Jallah.

Via Breitbart

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

New sharia row over Chancellor's plans for 'Islamic bonds'

Daily Mail - A new sharia law controversy erupted last night over Government plans to issue special "Islamic bonds" to pay for Gordon Brown's public-spending programme by raising money from the Middle East.
Britain is to become the first Western nation to issue bonds approved by Muslim clerics in line with sharia law, which bans conventional loans involving interest payments as "sinful".
The scheme would mark one of the most significant economic advances of sharia law in the non-Muslim world.

The Government sees sharia-compliant bonds as a way of tapping Middle-East money and building bridges with the Muslim community.
But critics say the scheme would waste money and could undermine Britain's financial and legal systems.
Senior Conservative MP Edward Leigh, chairman of the Commons Public Accounts Committee, said: "I am concerned about the signal this would send – it could be the thin end of the wedge.
"British Common Law must be supreme and should apply to everyone."

The attempt to embrace Islamic financing would also appear to be at odds with Mr Brown's promise to promote Britishness and British values and institutions.
The Treasury has already faced heavy criticism for removing Britannia from 50p coins.

Flag Matters

Kosovo's new national flag, in thinly disguised tribute to the EU, is blue and yellow and festooned with stars. But few Kosovans seem very enthusiastic about brandishing the symbol of their new state.

The new flag advertises the following: Kosovo, as an independent, tolerant, multi-ethnic state, quickly wants to join the European Union, which has bent over backwards to remind everyone that the new country creates no "precedent" for other separatist movements.
The problem is that is just not true. Those who encouraged Kosovo's independence have an interpretation of nationhood that is fundamentally at odds with that of those who are now independent. For Kosovo's backers in London, Brussels and Washington, a nation is defined by "values": by how people behave. But in Kosovo, what counts is "identity": who you are, what you speak and look like, how you worship.

Via The Brussels Journal
Norwegian press won’t touch “Mohammad” cartoons. They pixelated the cartoons as if they were porn.

How do you say “coward” in Norwegian? By Michelle Malkin.
President Musharraf’s supporters conceded defeat last night in a landmark parliamentary election. But while the two main opposition parties appeared to have swept the vote, neither was expected to win an outright majority, setting the stage for a coalition government in this chronically unstable country.
Despite 470,000 police and troops on the streets, turnout was only 30 to 40 per cent because of a wave of suicide attacks by Islamic militants.

Gaza: better shape than Egypt

A little travel has gone a long way toward changing perceptions in Gaza. After excursions to Egypt across a border breached by Hamas militants, some Palestinians pepper their local Arabic dialect with Egyptian expressions while others say they are shocked by the poverty there.

A trickle of Egyptians also made it into Gaza. Mohammed, an Egyptian truck driver who rented his truck to Palestinians to ferry goods into Gaza, pointed to cars crowding a nearby street and said: “I thought conditions here would be harder than this. I thought people would be starving.”

Monday, February 18, 2008

Free Kosovo a Door for Islamic Radicals

Independent Kosovo will endanger the stability in the Balkans once again, estimated the American ambassador at the UN, John Bolton.
I think that there is a significant risk that the instability in the Balkans will continue in Bosnia and other areas where ethnic groups do not live in a country they refuse, said Bolton in an interview for Glas Amerike reported in Serbian language.
Kosovo will be a weak country submissive to Islamic radical forces which will spread its influence in the area with the support of singular Albanians and so potentially open the door to radicals in Europe, Bolton estimated.

Via Javno

Rage against the machine

Liberalism as a mental disorder

Just when liberals thought it was safe to start identifying themselves as such, an acclaimed, veteran psychiatrist is making the case that the ideology motivating them is actually a mental disorder.
“Based on strikingly irrational beliefs and emotions, modern liberals relentlessly undermine the most important principles on which our freedoms were founded,” says Dr. Lyle Rossiter, author of the new book, “The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness.” “Like spoiled, angry children, they rebel against the normal responsibilities of adulthood and demand that a parental government meet their needs from cradle to grave.”
“When the modern liberal mind whines about imaginary victims, rages against imaginary villains and seeks above all else to run the lives of persons competent to run their own lives, the neurosis of the liberal mind becomes painfully obvious.”

Via Infidels are Cool
Attacks by insurgents and rival sectarian militias have fallen up to 80 percent in Baghdad and concrete blast walls that divide the capital could soon be removed.

I don´t hate muslims. I hate Islam

Says Holland´s rising political star.
Geert Wilders, popular MP whose film on Islam fuelled debate on race in Holland, wants an end to mosque building & Muslim immigration.
.. adores Thatcher... 'Islam is not a religion, it's an ideology,' - Wilders, a lanky Roman Catholic, 'the ideology of a retarded culture.'
..a crash course in Koranic study. Likening the Islamic text to Hitler's Mein Kampf, wants 'fascist Koran' outlawed.. all immigration from Muslim countries halted, Muslim immigrants paid to leave & all Muslim 'criminals' stripped of Dutch citizenship and deported 'back where they came from'.. 'I have a problem with Islamic tradition, culture, ideology.
...Swiss People's Party.. won a general election .. campaign to ban building minarets on mosques... in Antwerp, 15 European cities and from parties in Belgium, Germany & Austria got together to launch a charter 'against the Islamisation of western European cities'..

Via Free Republic

Saturday, February 16, 2008

On the streets of Copenhagen

Via Gates of Vienna

Iran to Dutch: Don't show Qur'an film -- or else

Iran has urged the Netherlands to prevent the screening of a film in which a right-wing populist lawmaker plans to lay out his view of the Koran. Justice Minister Gholamhossein Elham expressed concern about what he called the making of an offensive film against the Koran in a letter to his Dutch counterpart Ernst Hirsch Ballin, the Fars News Agency said.
He called on Ballin to prevent this "provocative and satanic act on the basis of European Convention on Human Rights." "We must not allow the freedom of speech ... to be used as a cover for assaulting the sensibilities and exalted moral and religious values which are respected by all of humanity."

Via Yihad Watch

Russia says U.S. may use satellite blast as test

Russia's Defence Ministry said there was insufficient proof that Washington's decision to fire a missile at the disabled satellite was to prevent a potentially deadly leak of toxic gas as it re-entered Earth's atmosphere.
"Under cover of discussions about the danger posed by the satellite, preparation is going ahead for tests of an anti-satellite weapon. Such tests mean in essence the creation of a new strategic weapon."

The biggest muslim city in China

Urumchi, the capital of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China. More photos

North Caucasus: Instability In Daghestan Spreads To South

Until very recently, the activities of Islamic militants in Daghestan have been confined primarily to the northern Khasavyurt Raion that borders on Chechnya; the Russian military base at Buynaksk; and the mountainous central Untsukul Raion, in particular the village of Gimri, the last bastion of resistance in the 19th century to advancing Tsarist Russian forces and still largely a "no-go area" beyond the control of the republican authorities.

Saddam´s yatch on sale

$35 M special offer

Sarkozy Stirs Anger With Holocaust Curriculum

Beginning next fall, he said, every fifth grader will have to learn the life story of one of the 11,000 French children killed by the Nazis in the Holocaust.
Mr. Sarkozy placed blame for the wars and violence of the last century on an “absence of God” and calling the Nazi belief in a hierarchy of races “radically incompatible with Judeo-Christian monotheism.” More...

Training Waziristan

Friday, February 15, 2008

US intel links Iran with nuke bomb bid

Over the past two years, the U.S. already has shared material on a laptop computer reportedly smuggled out of Iran. In 2005, U.S. intelligence assessed that information as indicating that Tehran had been working on details of nuclear weapons, including missile trajectories and ideal altitudes for exploding warheads.
After declassification, U.S. intelligence also was forwarded on two other issues: the "Green Salt Project" — a plan the U.S. alleges links diverse components of a nuclear weapons program, including uranium enrichment, high explosives testing and a missile re-entry vehicle — and material in Iran's possession showing how to mold uranium metal into warhead form.
Iran's new generation of advanced centrifuges have begun processing small quantities of the gas that can be used to make the fissile core of nuclear warheads.

Rammstein - Amerika

Hezbollah Chief Declares 'Open War' on Israel

With Iran's foreign minister in attendance, Hezbollah's leader, Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, declared "open war" against Israel at the funeral of a top terrorist, Imad Mugniyeh, in southern Beirut yesterday. American officials called the threat "alarming," while Jerusalem raised alert levels but vowed not to "panic."
Daniel Ortega endorses Obama

Via Say Anything

Stop Treating Sharia-Supreme Iraq Like Post-War Japan

Diana West - It isn't just that the total defeat and utter devastation of Japan nullifies the comparison with Iraq (which it does). There is something else. There is the completely different U.S. approach to Japan's animating, warlike state religion of Shintoism, which, not incidentally, bears striking similarities to the animating, warlike state religion of Islam.
History shows that the conditions that drove the model transformation of Japan do not exist today with regard to the Islamic Middle East. We're going to need another strategy -- for starters, an immigration policy and new laws to halt the creep of Sharia -- to ward off the Islamization of the West.
Video: Egyptian soldiers try to seal Gaza border

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Chad says Sudanese, al Qaeda among rebel prisoners

Chad's government displayed more than 100 prisoners it said were captured during a rebel assault on the capital this month, branding them Sudanese mercenaries, Islamic militants and members of al Qaeda.
The prisoners, many of them children, were packed into a tiny courtyard of N'Djamena's police headquarters which smelt of excrement.
"They are from the Islamic Legion, from al Qaeda, or purely and simply mercenaries," said Interior Minister Mahamat Ahmat Bachir, as he showed journalists an ammunition box filled with ID cards and documents he claimed belonged to the rebels.

Biblical hero Joseph 'was really a Muslim'

In the wake of an attempt by Palestinians to burn down Joseph's Tomb – Judaism's third holiest site – Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah faction issued a statement denying it will help restore the shrine, referring to both the shrine and the biblical patriarch as "Muslim."

Google Earth: Israel 'stole Palestinian land'

An Israeli town is suing Internet giant Google after surprised municipal officials discovered Google Earth, the popular, user-driven satellite map, labels their city as stolen Palestinian land.
"[The label] is simply complete nonsense," Yossi Ben-Artzi, a history professor at Israel's Haifa University told Yediot Ahronot, Israel's leading daily. "Kiryat Yam was built on sand dunes, and there wasn't any Palestinian village in the area. The lands were bought in 1939 by the Gav Yam construction company."

Fathi El-Jahmi and Bush's Legacy

President Bush and Condoleezza Rice appear to be flailing for their legacy. They might turn no farther than imprisoned Libyan dissident Fathi El-Jahmi.
On March 12, 2004, Bush declared: Earlier today, the Libyan government released Fathi Jahmi. [He's] a local government official who was imprisoned in 2002 for advocating free speech and democracy. It's an encouraging step toward reform in Libya.
But Bush remained silent when Qadhafi re-arrested Jahmi two weeks later.

According to a press release from Amnesty International: Prisoner of conscience Fathi el-Jahmi is being denied adequate medical treatment for his diabetes, high blood pressure and coronary artery disease. His health is deteriorating, and without proper treatment his life may be in grave danger.
Bush will be remembered throughout the Arab world for his abandonment of freedom-seekers rather than his enabling of them. More...

Iran on Revolution Day
Hizbullah spiritual leader: Mugniyah's death – severe loss to Jihad way.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Around Mughniyeh

Mughniyeh was the only undercover agent in the Middle East who enjoys the complete personal trust of both Iranian supreme ruler Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and al Qaeda’s Osama bin Laden. In recent years he has liaised between them. His death is a blow to both.
The elusive Mughniyeh surfaced before both of them on the Islamist terror horizon. In 1982, He orchestrated the suicide bombings of US Marine and French Beirut headquarters, in which 241 Marines and 58 French soldiers were killed. In 1983, he orchestrated the US embassy bombing, which killed 63 people and wiped out the top CIA Middle East staff. That year, the Israeli command center in Tyre was blown up killing scores of troops. Mughniyeh was also infamous for numerous brutal kidnappings of Westerners in Beirut through the 1980s, most notably, that of Terry Anderson and U.S. Army Col William Francis Buckley, who was later murdered. Mughniyeh, acting for Tehran and Hizballah, was held responsible for the 1992 bombings of the Israeli embassy and Jewish cultural center in Buenos Aires, in which more than a hundred people died. He planned the kidnap and murder of three Israeli soldiers eight years ago and his hand is believed behind the abduction of two Israeli reservists in 2006.

After numerous attempts to capture him, the FBI in Oct. 2001 put him on its list of 22 most wanted terrorists and a $25 million bounty on his head the same as for bin Laden.
The dead terrorist mastermind’s first mentor was the Palestinian Yasser Arafat as a member of the Fatah’s Force 17.
While America and Israel come first to mind as responsible for Mughniyeh’s death, DEBKAfile’s counter-terror sources note that a possible inside job is worth considering. Dissatisfied with his performance in the 2006 Lebanon War against Israel, Tehran deposed Hizballah’s secretary-general Hassan Nasralah as its supreme commander and replaced him with Mughniyeh.

Berkeley versus the Marines

Via Joshua Pundit

Badri Patarkatsishvili, a billionaire Georgian businessman and prominent opposition figure, has died in London. He was seen as a driving force behind anti-government protests in November and was under investigation at home on charges of plotting to overthrow the government.
A British police spokeswoman said on Wednesday that investigators were treating the death as suspicious.
Denmark's five major daily newspapers republished one of the drawings of the Prophet Mohammad which angered Muslims around the world, as a protest against a plot to murder one of the cartoonists.

Archbishop faces fresh pressure over Queen’s ‘worry’ at Sharia speech

The Times has learnt that the Prince of Wales has already distanced himself from the Archbishop’s speech last week, fearing that his comments have damaged multi-faith relations.
According to The Daily Telegraph today, the Queen is also distressed over the controversy which she fears threatens to undermine the authority of the Archbishop and damage the Church of England, which already faces schism over homosexual clergy.

The Queen has become increasingly interested in multi-faith issues. She used her last Christmas speech to call for all religions to work together to bridge the divide between young and old. The broadcast also featured unprecedented scenes from a mosque, a Hindu temple and a Jewish reception.
The Prince of Wales, who will take the title Defender of the Faith when he becomes king, has said previously that he wished to be seen rather as a defender of faiths. However, his wish for a multi-faith coronation was dismissed by the Church of England which asserted the importance of a Christian-only service designed by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Give Gaza to Egypt

Daniel Pipes - On January 23, Hamas pulled down large segments of the 12-km long, 13-meter high border wall separating Gaza from Egypt, dragging Cairo into the picture.
What might Western states now do? The border breaching, ironically, offers an opportunity to clean up a mess.
Washington and other capitals should declare the experiment in Gazan self-rule a failure and press President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt to help, perhaps providing Gaza with additional land or even annexing it as a province. This would revert to the situation of 1948-67, except this time Cairo would not keep Gaza at arm's length but take responsibility for it.
Culturally, this connection is a natural: Gazans speak a colloquial Arabic identical to the Egyptians of Sinai, have more family ties to Egypt than to the West Bank, and are economically more tied to Egypt (recall the many smugglers' tunnels). Further, Hamas derives from an Egyptian organization, the Muslim Brethren.
Why not formalize the Egyptian connection? Among other benefits, this would (1) end the rocket fire against Israel, (2) expose the superficiality of Palestinian nationalism, an ideology under a century old, and perhaps (3) break the Arab-Israeli logjam.

Hamas Rabbit eat Jews

Via Es-Israel

Pakistani ambassador to Afghanistan, Tariq Azizuddin, has gone missing while travelling from the Pakistani city of Peshawar to Kabul.
US fighter planes intercepted two Russian bombers, including one that buzzed an American aircraft carrier in the western Pacific. One Russian Tupolev 95 flew directly over the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz twice, at a low altitude of about 610 meters.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Afghan Prison Blues

Abdul Bari was arrested on terrorism charges a little more than a year ago. Bari was facing a decade or more in prison. But 52 days after his arrest Bari was back in the field with Taliban forces. The price, he says, was $1,100 in bribes to officers. He also says the main topic of conversation among Taliban inmates was how payoffs were being arranged for their release.
Tariq Baiasi, was surfing the internet one day, and happened to leave a comment on a public forum, criticizing the notorious security apparatus. Not long after that, on July 7th, 2007, he was arrested in his hometown of Banyas, never to be heard of again. As of today, Tariq has been in jail, without trial, for more than six months.

Free Tariq
Mansoor Dadullah, senior Taliban figure, caught and wounded in Pakistan.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

How jihad went freelance
Erdogan Proposes Turkish-Medium High Schools for Germany, which is home to 2.7 million people of Turkish descent.
For immigrants to speak better German, Erdogan explained, they have to be able to speak their own mother tongue first.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Turbaned troops patrolled the streets of Chad's capital in pickup trucks.

Al Qaeda training Kids to Kill

Hundreds of angry Serbian youths have forced an exhibition of Kosovo Albanian artists to close in Belgrade amid tension over the expected declaration of independence by Kosovo's ethnic Albanian majority.

Travellers who 'smuggle' poppy seeds face Dubai jail

Britons heading to the United Arab Emirates have been warned that carrying some foodstuffs and common over-the-counter medications could warrant a four-year prison sentence.
Among the banned substances are foods containing poppy seeds; melatonin, which is taken to ease the effects of jetlag; codeine, a common ingredient in pain relief medication, and any trace of drugs such as cannabis, however small.

We present Doku Umarov, Chechen islamic leader.

Former leaders, killed by the russians, in The Long War Journal.

Iran will have nuclear weapon in three years: Mossad

Mossad director Meir Dagan, in an intelligence assessment:
Tehran would continue to supply more and better rockets and training to Palestinian militant groups in the Gaza Strip. "Syria is improving its surface-to-surface missile system and today the quantity of missiles and rockets is twice as large as two years ago."

Police Asked To Investigate Olmert for Negotiating on Jerusalem

The police have received a criminal complaint against Prime Minister Ehud Olmert for discussing the future of Jerusalem with a foreign entity - in violation of the Jerusalem Law. However, the police have not reported any progress on investigating the matter.
The complaint was originally filed a month ago by Jerusalem attorney Baruch Ben-Yosef, on behalf of the Victims of Arab Terror International organization.

What the Law Says:
Clause 6 of "Basic Law: Jerusalem, the Capital of Israel" states, "No authorities over the area of Jerusalem currently under the purview of the State of Israel or the Jerusalem Municipality shall be given over to any foreign political or governmental entity, or any other similar foreign entity, neither permanently or temporarily." Clause 5 states that the Old City and other areas liberated by Israel during the Six Day War are an integral part of Jerusalem for the purposes of this law.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Arming Iraq's Future Street Gangs?

There is growing concern that local militias now allied with the U.S. are turning their guns on each other as the U.S. prepares to pull back its presence. These groups have been tasked with pacifying some of the most restive corners of Iraq — contributing to the measure of stability enjoyed by the country in the last few months. "We're paying them and training them so they're effective," says Lawrence Korb, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, of America's new partners, many of whom are former insurgents. But there are signs that these groups, called Concerned Local Citizens (CLCs) by the U.S. military, are already turning on each other in competition for territory. More...
The Qur'an itself explains what to do with conflicting verses. If two passages conflict, it says, the one written later is better than the one written earlier.
The bad news for non-Muslims is that almost all the peaceful passages were written earlier, and the violent ones were written later.
In UK Husbands with multiple wives have been given the go-ahead to claim extra welfare benefits.
Even though bigamy is a crime in Britain, the decision by ministers means that polygamous marriages can now be recognised formally by the state, so long as the weddings took place in countries where the arrangement is legal.
The decision has been condemned by the Tories, who accused the Government of offering preferential treatment to a particular group, and of setting a precedent that would lead to demands for further changes in British law.
Archbishop of Canterbury: the adoption of Islamic Sharia law in the UK is "unavoidable" and that it would help maintain social cohesion.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Berkeley, California is probably a very nice place to live, but the recent action of their City Council has consequences. To spit in the eyes of the United States Marine Corps will not stand. We shouldn’t allow cities to play silly games at our troops’ expense — during a time of war — and continue to shower them with special taxpayer handouts.

Via Michelle Malkin

From Prince Andrew, critical words for U.S. on Iraq

Because of its imperial history, Britain has experienced much of what the United States is going through, Prince Andrew said. "If you are looking at colonialism, if you are looking at operations on an international scale, if you are looking at understanding each other's culture, understanding how to operate in a military insurgency campaign - we have been through them all," he said. "We've won some, lost some, drawn some. The fact is there is quite a lot of experience over here which is valid and should be listened to."

Conspiracy theories emerge after internet cables cut

When two cables were cut off the Egyptian port city of Alexandria last week, about a 100 million internet users were affected, mainly in India and Egypt. Now a third cable has been cut, this time near Dubai. That, along with new evidence that ships' anchors are not to blame, has sparked theories about more sinister forces that could be at work.
Online columnist Ian Brockwell says the cables may have been cut deliberately in an attempt by the US and Israel to deprive Iran of internet access. Others back up that theory, saying the Pentagon has a secret strategy called 'information warfare'.

As it happens, Australia's protection against such incidents was boosted just last week. Activities that could damage submarine communications cables have been prohibited off Perth's City Beach since Friday.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Al-Qaeda improving ability to attack US

US intelligence reported that it had detected an influx of new western recruits to Al-Qaeda safe havens in Pakistan's federally administrative tribal areas since 2006.
"Al-Qaeda is improving the last key aspect of its ability to attack the US- the identification, training, and positioning of operatives for an attack in the Homeland.

Masses of high-quality weaponry, such as long-range rockets, roll into Gaza through the breached Sinai border

The domestic security agency’s director, Yuval Diskin, warned the Israeli cabinet that the Palestinians exploited the chaos on the Gaza-Sinai border to smuggle in quantities of long-range rockets, anti-tank and anti-air rockets and high explosives for missiles. Hundreds of Palestinian terrorists have headed south into Sinai. According to Western intelligence sources, they are spread out along the 220-km Israeli border.
DEBKAfile’s counter-terror sources disclose the figure omitted from the cabinet’s official communiqué to avoid alarming the public: The number of armed terrorists at large in Sinai is estimated in the region of a thousand. Hamas prepared at least 30 tracks for them to use when it bulldozed the Gaza-Sinai border ten days ago.

Libyans are third force behind al-Qaeda

According to US counter-terrorism experts from West Point's military academy, the Libyan connection inside the terrorist group al-Qaeda is very strong and second only to the Egyptian and Saudi forces.
Libyans are also the second in number and importance, after the Saudis, inside Iraq.

UK Islamic preacher: Islam is a "religion of terrorism"

In a video, Abdul Rehman Saleem (Trevor Brooks), praised Osama bin Laden and said Islam was a "religion of terrorism". He said: "Terrorism against the kuffar [non-believers], terrorism against those that terrorise us, terrorism against those that terrorise our women and children. Yes we have terrorised them so when they call you terrorist, be proud to have that title."

"Religion of terrorism"? Oh Trevor, you Islamophobe.

Via Jihad Watch

Bombers sneak back into Israel

The bombing, which was claimed by a Gaza-based splinter group of Fatah, reinforced fears that the destruction by Islamist militants of the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Egypt would expose Israel to attackers entering through its long desert border with Sinai.

Iran shows off space drive

Iran on Monday showed off its space drive by launching its first space research center and firing a rocket designed to send its first home-made satellite, "Omid" (Hope).
"The launch of the first space research unit would be great stride to serve the mankind and would lead to Iran's exaltation and progress," Ahmadinejad was quoted as saying.

Monday, February 4, 2008

US anti-missile ship to dock in Haifa

An American missile ship set to dock at Haifa Port on Monday is equipped with an anti-missile defense system that could be deployed in the region in the event of an Iranian missile attack against Israel.
If the British leave Iraq:

One graffito on a wall bordering the main Al-Dijari road reads: “We warn all women of Basra, especially those who are not wearing abbaya [a long, loose black cloak worn over everyday clothes], that we will kill you.” It is signed in the name of an offshoot of the Mahdi Army, the strongest militia in Basra.
It is not just women who live in fear. Professionals such as engineers, doctors and scientists have been dragged from their homes and murdered.

Via Andrew Sullivan

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Grand Mufti of Jerusalem in company with some of his good friends.
Via Gates of Vienna
Al-Qaeda claims attack on Israel's embassy in Mauritania.
International Crisis Group: North Korea has set up front companies to buy sensitive missile components overseas such as guidance systems in order to avoid international trade restrictions.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

The Bishop of Rochester (UK), Dr Michael Nazir-Ali, is under police protection after he and his family received death threats over his claim that parts of Britain had become “no-go areas” for non-Muslims.

Jungle Islamism

Investigators have unearthed a thick forest area bordering Dharwad and Uttara Kannada districts of Karnataka (India), which was used to train terrorists in the use of firearms.
This could well be the first time that a terrorist camp used by self-proclaimed Islamist fundamentalists has been detected in southern India, where a spate of terror attacks in the last few years, such as the ones in Hyderabad's Mecca mosque and the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore.
Iraq's prime minister vowed that attacks by two female bombers which killed 99 people in Baghdad would not derail improved security.
The U.S. military said there were indications the women were mentally handicapped, and probably unaware they were being used as human bombs.

Battle rages for Chadian capital

Fighting between government forces and an armed opposition alliance has reached Chad's capital, Ndjamena, with foreigners under armed guard by French forces.
Gunfire and shelling near the presidential palace shook the city and expatriates from France, the UK and US have assembled in hotels before a possible evacuation.

Walid Phares endorses Mitt

He said:

Senator McCain says it is “Radical Islam,” and pledges to increase the current level of involvement. On Iraq, the former Navy Pilot says he will continue to fight till there are no more enemies to fight. To me that is a trenches battlefield: We’ll pound them till they have no more trenches. Governor Romney says the enemy is Global Jihadism, and it has more than the one battlefield of Iraq. And because the Jihadists are in control of regimes, interests and omnipresent in the region and worldwide, the US counter strategies cannot and should not be limited to “entrenchment” but to counter attacks, preemptive moves and putting allies forces on the existing and new battlefields.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Pakistan successfully test-fired a medium-range, nuclear-capable ballistic missile. The Strategic Missile Group launched the Shaheen-1 missile from an undisclosed location at the conclusion of the army's annual field training exercises. The missile has a range of 420 miles.
MoveOn endorses Obama.

Great for Barry Hussein Osama!
Following the violent death of a Moroccan teenager in Cologne, hundreds of immigrants have taken to the streets in nightly demonstrations. Police warn the city could be ready to explode.
For the police, the case is clear cut. According to their version of events, Salih allegedly wanted to mug a 20-year-old German man, who tried to defend himself. But he panicked and pulled out a pocketknife that he plunged into Salih's heart with an unlucky stab. Prosecutors said it was a clear case of self-defense, and there are witnesses. But none of that matters any longer.
Every night last week, up to 300 protestors gathered at the spot where Salih died to demand "justice" instead of letting his killer walk free. They are protesting against "racism in Germany".