Friday, September 30, 2005

Ignoring the real jihad source...

Advice to NYFD: Scrub Your "Islamic Society" Before Picking Your Next Muslim Chaplain

The NYFD new Muslim chaplain abruptly resigned Friday shortly before being sworn in after saying in a published interview that a broader conspiracy, not 19 al-Qaida hijackers, was responsible for the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

FDNY Chaplain Resigns After 9/11 Remarks - Yahoo! News

Considering that this creep spent six years studying in Saudi Arabia, what were they expecting?

Perhaps the good people at the NYFD ought hire some outside experts to do an audit of the NYFD Islamic Society, which recommended Intikab Habib and several other imams for the job, and tell them whether Wahabbism has infected it to the point of no return. And if so, maybe they ought to disband it. Ya Think?

Why Israel ain't gonna have peace with the Arabs anytime soon...

This little piece below is from the Arab newspaper the Gulf explains why in spite of all the hoohah over Israel's retreat from Gaza, and noise from certain more `moderate' regimes', the Arabs will NEVER normalize relations with Israel..unless the Jewish state commits national suicide! This was written after Tunisia attended a UN summit hosted by Israel and got some flack from their brother Arabs:


Tunisia will not normalise ties with Israel - PM

By Duraid Al Baik, Foreign Editor
Dubai: Tunisian Prime Minister Mohammad Ghannouchi said Tunisia would not establish diplomatic ties with Israel to reward it for its pullout from the Gaza Strip.
“Tunisia was not the only Arab country to host an international summit attended by Israel which is a UN member.”

In an interview with Gulf News, Mohammad Ghannouchi,Tunisian Prime Minister, who is heading a 14-member business delegation on his visit to the UAE, said Tunisia would stick to the Arab Peace Plan adopted by the Beirut Summit in March 2002.

The initiative floated by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz (then the crown prince) and endorsed by Arab leaders in Beirut promised Israel recognition and establishment of normal ties with the Arab countries if the Jewish state fully withdrew from the Palestinian territories occupied in 1967 and allowed the return of all refugees to their homes in Palestine.

(In other words, the Israelis retreat to indefensible borders, give up land legally purchased from the Arabs like Gush Etzion, agree to divide Jerusalem again, and make refugees out of thousands of their countrymen..while letting in hordes of homicidal Arab `refugees' into what's left of Israel. In exchange for that, they get `recognition and normal relations', whatever that least for as long as the country survives! Sounds fair, doesn't it?)

"We are happy to see Gaza free from occupation because Palestinians themselves were happy. We hope the move is just the start to liberate other parts of the Palestinian territories occupied in 1967.

"Tunisians have nothing against Israelis and will normalise our ties with them if our Palestinian brethren were happy and satisfied.

"Such normalisation will happen only after Israel agrees to the conditions set by the Arab leaders in Beirut for peace with Israel."

He said the invitation extended to the Israeli prime minister to attend the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) was just a formal invite to an international meet scheduled to be held in Tunis in November and has no political significance towards Israel.

Ghannouchi said similar invitations were sent by the Tunisian president to 175 leaders around the world to attend the summit.

"Tunisia was not the only Arab country to host an international summit attended by Israel which is a UN member. And this does not reflect the normalisation of ties with it," he said.

Muslim terrorist kill 3 in Thailand

September 30, 2005

Muslim terrorists killed a policeman and two Chinese workers in Yala today. As is typical with the genre, they exploded a bomb and then waited for emergance workers to come to the aid of the wounded before ambushing them.Muslim militants kill 3 in S.Thailand -
(caution, this piece originated with al-Reuters and has stuff like `militants' and `Muslim majority provinces' in it...but the basic facts are there.)

The Thais are made of sterner stuff and after 19 months of jihad inspired violence abetted by Muslim fighters from Aceh and Malaysia, Prime Minister Shinawatra has vowed to chrush the Muslim jihadists who are attempting to put Southern Thailand under Dar Islam and the blessings of Sharia law.J O S H U A P U N D I T: The Thais apparently have had enough...
PM Shinawatra stated unequivically after the torture murder of two Thai policemen that there was going to be one nationality in Thailand, and that anyone in Thailand who didn't want to be a Thai, regardless of religion, could leave. Strong words, and hopefuly backed by action.

Quote O' The Day

"We don't intend to ease up until they understand we have a deterrent policy," he said. "We have made it clear that we won't allow this to go on. The Gaza Strip will shake."

-Shaul Mofaz, Israeli Defense Minister

Algerians vote for Amnesty plan

Algerian voters overwhelmingly backed an amnesty plan backed by President Abdelaziz Boutleflika to end years of Islamist violence that left more than 150,000 dead during a civil war.

I symphatize with the average Algerian's longing for peace, and hope that this signifies better times for Algeria. As I've said, too often the victims of Jihad turn out to be Muslims.

Unfortunately, this will lead to an amnesty for a lot of murderous Muslim jihadists. The Algerians had better be careful what they're buying...

Violence continues in runup to Iraqi referendum

Today's bombing was in a fruit and vegetable market and killed 14 innocent people.
The Sunni insurgents continue to try and derail the Iraqi Constitution.
Car Bomb Explodes in Iraq Killing 14
As reported previously in these pages, it all comes down to whether the Sunnis want to be part of a prosperous, united Iraq or preside over a poverty stricken enclave in the Sunni triangel while the Kurds and Shiites move on.J O S H U A P U N D I T: Commentary: SO..HOW'RE THINGS GOING IN IRAQ???

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Gross Misjudgement!!

US District Court Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein ruled today in favor of the ACLU in ordering the government to release additional photos of alleged prisoner abuse/college hazing at Abu Ghrieb. Judge Orders Release of Abu Ghraib Photos - Yahoo! News

Of course,the judge rationalized this despicable action by saying that he `had no choice under the law'. Actually, he did,if one reads the Freedom of Information Act closely. And in addition, as Oliver Wendell Holmes once famously said, to enforce the letter of the law without being mindful of the SPIRIT of the law is to render a grave injustice.

In this case, the victims of that injustice are our men and women fighting jihad in Iraq and Afghanistan, who lives have been made infinately more dangerous because of the spin and use in recruiting that the jihadists will put this to once the additional photos are released.

We can't do anyting much to Judge Hellerstein, a lifetime Clinton appointee (naturally!), but every decent American should shun him..literally. That means not speaking to him unless absolutely necessary, not acknowledging him, not serving him or seating him in a resturant, turning away from him in public places and in every sense treating him with the contempt he deserves.

The Iranians tell the truth..`We can not take one step backwards..'

The Iranians once again tell the truth. Just in case anyone's listening. So much for negotiations, eh? Iran Focus-News - Special Wire - Senior officials says Iran cannot take one step back
Gee, if they back down on nukes, those pushy types from the Great Satan are going to pressure them on democracy, human rights and Hezbollah...can't have that now, can we?

In other news, Jack Straw totally rules out ANY military action by Britain. Guess it's nice for the Mullahs to know that before the Europeans REALLY get tough with them.
UK rules out action against Iran- The Times of India

Pretty Please?? Hughes asks Saudis to curb hate literature in US mosques.

You like me, don't you?

Karen Hughes has had a heckuva week. First, she meets with Saudi women in an attempt to get them to push for things like being able to drive a car, go out without a male relative or testify in a court of law and gets told in no uncertain terms to mind her own business!

As if she expected people living under the thumb of this kind of tyranny to actually level with her.

I guess she didn't understand that after she leaves, these women have to remain behind and deal with any loose statements they made.

Then, she politely asks the Saudis to plee-eze watch the jihad literature in the mosques and madrassahs they fund here in America and around the world.

Daily Times - Site Edition

I'm sure they'll take it under advisement.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Commentary:Just so you know what's coming..

Israel and the Jews have the unfortunate position of being the canary in the coal mine.

As we've seen, the Jihad tactics used there against Israel's civilians are now used in Iraq, America and Western Europe with increasing frequency. While the Israelis have had a degree of success in walling themselves off from the jihadists, they have lacked the will to actually deal with the problem once and for have we.

According to the Shin Bet after five years of Jihadist warfare, 1,061 Israelis have been murdered in 26, 159 attacks. That breaks down to 5,231 attacks per year..over slightly over 14 PER DAY. That's the equivalent of 51,000 Americans KILLED, or over three 9/11's per year over the past 5 years.
Jerusalem Post |

Of course, that doesn't include the 300 or so Israelis murdered by Arafat prior to the intifadeh during the Oslo era... or the hundreds that have been maimed.

Here in America, we deal in sideshows..what this particular political clown said, what kind of idiotic rhetoric can be ramped up, who can be blamed for things like hurricanes..when all the while, Jihad is being preached in mosques, madrassahs and prisons right here in the good ol' USA.Daniel Pipes: L.A.'s thwarted terror spree

And money gets siphoned off of every dollar used to fill our gas tanks to fund it, courtesy of our pals, the Saudis. And the Iranians get closer to making useable nukes to use against the Great Satan every day.

Jihad is a disease that needs to be eradicated, before it destroys the freedom loving peoples of the world. It's high time we woke up.....Don't you think so, Mr. President?

Syria equipping Palestinian Battallions; Israel continues assault on Gaza after renewed strikes..

After more Qassam missle strikes hit Israel on Wednesday (remember, that was yesterday there) Israelis renewed their attacks on Hamas missle sites
and weapons factories.

Apparently Syria is getting into the game. My intelligence sources indicate to me that Syria is equipping Palestinian battalions recruited out of the refugee camps in Lebanon and Syria like Ein al Hewar..half are destined for half are destined for the southern port town of Sidon (and ultimately Gaza) and the rest for the Beqaa Valley. The estimated 1,200-1,500 men are operatives of Hamas, the Popular Front, the Democratic Front and the Abu Mussa splinter faction.

Syria's benefit includes distracting attention from the ongoing UN investigations and also sparking unrest and violence with the Israelis for the benefit of Damascus and Teheran.

In reality, the Iranians and Syria have long have a hand in Palestinian affairs, as Hezbollah and the iranian Guards have been involved inarming and training the Palestinians. A classic example was the Karina A armship...Iranian arms purchased by the Palestinians through Hezbollah and sent to Arafat on a Hezbollah chartered ship with a Palestinian crew.

Al Qaeda is also inviolved and has already established itself in Gaza. A major figure in this linkup is Imad Mugniyeh, one of Al Qaeda's cheif lieutenants and an ex-member of Arafat's Force 17 before he hooked up with bin-Laden. He is now reported to be working as al Qaeda's liason with Hezbollah at their stronghold in Lebanon's Bek'aa Valley.

Hamas kidnap murder factor in aborting Abbas/ Sharon Summit

Along with near constant rocket attacks and the virtually unimpeded flow of weapons and armed terorists from Sinai to Gaza, the release by Hamas of a Zarqawi-style CD Rom of kidnapped Israeli Sasson Nuriel and his subsequent murder appears to have been a factor in curtailing the planned Sharon/Abbas summit.

The bloody and obviously beaten Nuriel is shown blindfolded against the background of a large green Hamas flag. They also display his driving license. Hamas in Ramallah has a new `special unit' which it claims abducted Nuriel, father of three, aged 50, last Wednesday, Sept. 21, in Jerusalem. The late businessman lived in Pisgat Zeev in northern Jerusalem. They claim to have more plans for kidnapping Israelis.

The CD Rom is of poor quality and appears to have been made in haste, possibly because Israeli forces were hunting for the missing man in the vicinity of their hideout.

Giving Without Receiving

Cal Thomas has an interesting take on Gaza and the aftermath. | 09/28/2005 | Giving without receiving

Female homicide bomber strikes in Iraq

BAGHDAD, Iraq – A woman strapped with explosives blew herself up outside an Iraqi army recruiting center in a northern town Wednesday, killing at least six people and wounding 30 in the first known attack by a female suicide bomber in the country's bloody insurgency.

The attack in Tal Afar, where U.S. and Iraqi forces routed militants in a major offensive two weeks ago, demonstrated the difficulty of maintaining security in the towns in the large northwestern region stretching to the Syrian border, where insurgents are most active. read more...

High time the US made it worth Syria's while to really seal their borders. Ya think?

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Jihad Johnny Sez:

Bukhari:V4B52N256 “The Prophet passed by and was asked whether it was permissible to attack infidels at night with the probability of exposing their women and children to danger. The Prophet replied, ‘Their women and children are from them.’”

`Protesters' on the Washington DC Mall

The `protesters' that appeared in Washington DC and elsewhere have a perfect right to voice their opinions..but I have an equal right to consider those views despicable and to call `em like I see `em. Far from being a spontaneous, grassroots protest, this was a well organized event funded and promoted by Stalinist groups like ANSWER and the SWP and Islamist symphatizers like the ISM. And by giving hope and support to our enemies, these people have endangered the lives of innocent Iraqi citizens as well as every one of our troops fighting the Jihadists.

These people label themselves as `progressive' and `anti-war'. In reality, they are merely jihad supporters who have chosen to place themselves on the side of the beheaders, the terrorists and the bombers. Lenin's pithy phrase about useful idiots comes to mind.These photos speak for themselves:

Yup. It's ALWAYS the Jews fault! Right!

Well, I guess it's just a matter of supporting the CORRECT fascists - the ones from the Middle East blowing up innocent people.

Yeah, Bush ain't Hitler..he's Bull Connor, just like Charley Rangel said!

Socialism is good...all hail the proletariat.

 here's a regime these good people DO approve of!

 I said, it's all about Israel and the Jews. Just ask Cindy Sheehan

Who would Allah bomb? That's a better question.

Zarqawi's #2 Killed in Iraq

World Updates
September 27, 2005

Zarqawi's No. 2 shot dead in Baghdad operation
By Luke Baker

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. and Iraqi forces have shot dead the second-in-command of al Qaeda in Iraq, dealing what a U.S. commander called on Tuesday a serious blow to the militant group at the heart of Iraq's insurgency. U.S. and Iraqi forces tracked Abu Azzam, said to be the right-hand man of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the most wanted man in Iraq, to a high-rise Baghdad apartment building where he was shot on Sunday, U.S. spokesman Lt. Col. Steve Boylan said.

A military handout photo released September 27, 2005 shows Abdallah Najim Abdallah Muhammad al-Juwari, otherwise known as Abu Azzam, the al Qaeda in Iraq Emir of Baghdad. (REUTERS/MNFI/Handout)
"We got specific information and intelligence that led us to him," Boylan said. "We've been tracking him for a while."

Read More: Zarqawi's No. 2 shot dead in Baghdad operation

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Israelis eradicate a major jihadist

In today's Israeli reaction to the Gaza rocket attacks, one of the casualties was Islamic Jihad's own Sheikh Mohammed Khalil, a senior member of the Islamic Jihad military wing. This particular rat was responsible for numerous attacks onIsraeli civilians, including this one:The JPost - Casualties of War. Tali Hatuel and her four young daughters were gunned down at point blank range on the Kissufim road after being forced to the side of the road.

The latest attacks are an outgrowth that began when Israel failed to fight off Palestinian attacks in the course of the evacuations. That operation was plagued by shooting attacks, roadside bombs, Qassam missiles and grenade attacks on troops pulling out of the Philadelphi border route. Essentailly, the IDF carried out its mission but sat on its hands. As always in the Middle East passivity leads to further aggression.

Day after day, the Palestinans continued to import arms stocks and terorists from Sinai and elsewhere. Israel was aware of the arms stocks held by the Palestinians in Sinai,but there is no explanation of why Israel omitted to make Egypt’s liquidation of the lethal stocks a condition for handing over the Philadelphi route to Egyptian border police.

In actuality, while the PA makes a pretense of opposing Hamas, they are using Hamas
as a front for their continued Jihad against Israel. And Israel's stance against Hamas participating in elections likewise makes no difference. Hamas does not aspire to seize Palestinian government. This is because the jihadist group is comfortable with Abbas and his ministers fronting for them when it comes to financing and `negotiations' with the infidels..while Hamas calls the shots behind the scenes.

Saturday, September 24, 2005


In the face of an increasing barrage of Qassam rockets launched at Israel from Gaza by Hamas and Islamic Jihad, Israel sent its airforce into Gaza airspace for a series of controlled strikes.

Israel’s first air raid started big fires at 6 Hamas bases, weapons stores and foundries in Jebalya, Zeitun and Gaza City before dawn Saturday. Three Palestinians injured. Warplanes and helicopters also struck the sites which fired 21 missiles at Sderot during the night injuring 11 people, three of them voluntary policemen on patrol. They also caused damage in the town and in neighboring Kibbutz Kissufim.

The IDF remains massed on the Gaza/Sinai border and near the Paletinian areas of Judea and Samaria(The West Bank).

The increase in hostilities can be traced to the ongoing power struggle between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority.

My sources also tell me that contrary to all of the agreements for border control painstakingly hammered out between Egypt, Israel and the PA for border control, weapons and terrorists continue to flow unimpeded between Egypt and Gaza...12 days after the Israeli pullout.

The Israeli security cabinet has ruled out intervention by ground forces...for now. But the future is increasingly uncertain, and the PA appears to have little or no control over events, as reported in Joshuapundit on 9/21/05.

Friday, September 23, 2005

British Muslim jailed for 15 years for terrorism

Andrew Rowe, a British Muslim convert was sentenced today for transporting semtex explosives through the Channel Tunnel in a pair of socks. The Judge called for life sentences for others planning similar outrages.
Independent Online Edition > Crime : app3

The most amusing thing about this is to see a British newspaper referring to someone like this as a `terrorist' rather than an `hardliner', a `militant', a `guerilla' an `insurgent' or any of the other cute terms the British press used to use when talking about Palestinian and/or Muslim homicide bombers. Looks like things have changed a bit since the London Bombings...I'm sure any Israelis who see this will feel free to sneer a bit at the change in tone by the Brits when terrorism is launched against British targets! You would have thought that the bombings by the IRA would have taught the British press a little something.

Oh well, better late than never.

It was a busy day for the Brits, as another terrorist adherant of the Religion of Peace, Hussain Osman, implicated in the failed second wave of the London Bombings was extradited from Italy and appeared in court for his initial arraignment, and a terrorist scare occurred at the Manchester Airport that led to the Police exploding a suspicious briefcase.


As usual, Joshuapundit attempts to get to the story behing the story, and relate things into a pattern. So how's the great experiment in Iraq going? Apparently both good and bad.

On a military basis, the American military is wiping the floor with the Jihadists...and the only question is whether, aided by the Leftist press in America and elsewhere the terrorists can outlast the US forces and the Iraqi forces until when and if support for the war on the home front is sufficiently undermined.

On a political front, things are somewhat different. The Iraqis have actually put together a constitution in an amaazingly short period and are set to ratify it in free elections.

But here's the fly in the ointment:

The majority of Sunnis still dislike the idea of merely being equal to Shiites and Kurds in a federation after being top dawgs for so long. And apparently, they are rattling the cages outside the country and seeking help from their allies, as shown when the Saudi Foreign Minister weighed in that our policies were threatening to ignite civil war in Iraq :Saudi Warns U.S. Iraq May Face Disintegration - New York Times
Of course, it IS the New York Times so much of the hyperbole can be discounted, but the fact remains that the Saudis are stepping up to the plate for their Sunni pals and pushing the Bush Administration to put the brakes on the new contitution. Nice of 'em, eh?

In a related development Grand Ayatollah Sistani has instructed his Shiite followers to vote FOR the constitution in the coming referendum: - U.S. & World - Bus Bomb Kills Five; Shiite Backs Constitution In following this story, it's been obvious that most of the Kurds and Shiites have no problem with the new constitution...but that many of the Sunnis still have illusions of bringing things back where they were before Sadaam.

Obviously, neither the Sunnis nor the Saudis have an interest in seeing a democratic Iraq with the despised Shiites having any kind of power.

In response to the terrorism by Sunni and foreign elements like the Karbala massascre,the Shiites have developed their own armed militias, on a par with the Kurd's Persh Merga Army as reported on these pages earlier in the week.This is a highly significant development. The Shiites are not going to lay down for the Sunnis anymore. Either are the Kurds.

Important to remember in all this is that Iraq is essentially an artificial construction, created by the British in 1922 along lines basically drawn in the sand.

I feel all this is coming to a head fairly quickly.

Either the Sunnis will decide that being part of a new, democratic Iraq is important to them or they won't. In any event, the Constitution WILL be ratified and we will either see a Democratic Iraq as it now stands, or an independent Kurdistan in the north and an independent Shiite republic in the South, both friendly to the US...along with an impoverished, oil poor Sunni enclave in the middle. We'll just have to see whether ethnic hatred is stronger than freedom and an actual betterment in daily life. Being as it's the Middle East, I wouldn't bet the house against ethnic hatred triumphing with the Iraqi Sunnis.

The Thais apparently have had enough...

In the wake of the recent torture murder of two Thai marines by Islamic seperatists(reported by Joshuapundit - 9/22/05), the government has sent major security forces into the southern Thai provinces that border Malaysia to stamp out the Muslim insurgency.

PM Shinawatra has vowed to track down the killers and chrush the Muslim seperatists.

The murders, and the fact that hundreds of Muslim women with small children blockaded the road into Tanyonglimo village in Narwathiwat province as human shields and prevented the rescue of the marines shocked Thailand; the funerals of the murdered men were attended by Thailand's Crown Princess Sirindhorn yesterday in Narathiwat, in a rare appearance that underlined the concern of the royal family. Hundreds of military families paid their respects.

The Prime Minister blamed critics of his tough policy for the deaths, saying security forces overly concerned about political correctness were reluctant to take decisive action that might have saved the two marines.

Islamic violence has been a festering sore in Thailand and PM Shinawatra was partially elected on a promise to deal with ongoing jihadist violence in Thailand's 3 southern provinces. I have a feeling that he's going to do so...


Two huge car blasts killed at least 19 Palestinians and injured over 50, at Hamas military parade Friday night in Gaza’s Jebalya. Israel forces and W. Negev population on high alert. Among the dead are northern Gaza chief Ahmad Randur and other top operatives.

Israeli army spokesmen denied any involvement. I believe them in this case, as the Palestinians are notorious for what are called `work accidents' and the IDF has been keeping a low profile and not responding in Gaza in spite of numerous acts of low level terrorism and attacks. Of course, this means that Hamas can murder more people and claim `revenge'...

Missles fired from Gaza at Israel

A volley of 6-8 Qassam missiles was fired Friday afternoon from Palestinian Gaza across the border at Sderot, Kfar Aza and Nahal Oz. One found near Ashkelon. No casualties.

Islamic Jihad claims `credit'.


Violence continues in the Nigerian oilfields as Islamic seperatists forced the closing of a second Chevron facility due to armed attacks.

On Friday (yesterday across the pond)The oil companies were given 48 hours to evacuate all of their facilities and personnel.
Niger Delta second Chevron oil plant closed due to militant threat -

QUOTE: 'We will kill every iota of oil operations in the Niger Delta. We will destroy anything and everything. We will challenge our enemies in our territory and we shall feed them to the vultures,' said a statement from the NDPVF's 'Supreme Council'.

The Jose Cuervo Diet??

Just For Fun....

Thu Sep 22, 6:40 PM ET
Mexico tests slimming powers of tequila's agave
Mexico tests slimming powers of tequila's agave - Yahoo! News

The bad news is that agave's possible health benefits are lost when converted into tequilla..DAMN! MAybe they can come up with a the form of a lime wedge!

I also like the bit in the story about how `agave prices have collapsed in recent years.' I sure haven't seen Cuervo gettin' any cheaper!~ Congress should investigate.

Thursday, September 22, 2005


"The Palestinian Authority will not be a harborer of murderers..."
-Saeb Erekat, Palestinian `Peace negotiator' and mouthpiece

(Since WHEN, Hmmm?)

Thais seek killers of two marines

It's not well known, but another Jihad front is Southern Thailand, which borders on the Muslim nation of Malaysia and has a significant Muslim population. There have been a number of incidents, just like inthe Phillipines.

Two Thai marines were taken prisoner and brutally murdered `jihad style'...hacked with machetes with their hands bound.Bangkok Post Thursday 22 September 2005 - PM: Killers will be punished

What's interesting is the way the jihadists used women and children as shields for the terrorists. Sounds just like the Palestinians! Hey, it's all for the greater Jihad, right?


I could definately picture these two harmonizing on al-Jazeer!
They're pretty much singing the same tune....Maybe Jihad Cindy's booking agency could set up a tour.

Kudos to the Butcher at

How The Arab World looks at the Iranian Hardline on Nukes

This piece comes from al-Ahram, Egypt's main daily (equivalent to the New York Times in influence) in a nation where the press is government controlled..and our supposed `ally', at a cost of $2B+ per year.
Al-Ahram Weekly | Opinion | Lessons from Iran

Entitled `Lessons From Iran' it applauds to Iranians for their hard line, and says frankly that the Arab nations can take lessons from them. And excoriates Arab nations, like Qatar,that have made peaceful overtures to Israel.

Lesson one in the Arab press...It's ALWAYS the Jews!

The piece also makes the point of dissembling that the Iranians have always allowed international inspections in accordance with the NPT..not mentioning that the Mullahs
have consistently lied, hid nuclear facilities from the inspectors and engaged in deciet by their own admision for over a dozen years.

The Iranians themselves are apotting themselves on the back for their victory over the UN and the feckless well they should. We'll see what develops...

European Court Allows Freezing of Terrorist Assets

European Court in Luxembourg now has empowered members-states to freeze the assets of persons and organizations listed by the UN as suspected terrorists..

The European list has 450 names linked to al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden and Taliban. The ruling was handed down in response to the first of 15 pending cases.

An interesting development..I'd love to know who else is actually on the list and whom the plaintiffs are..



Jerusalem Post | Breaking News from Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World

Poor ol' Abbas...people just continue to want the impossible. Don't they realize that the day Abbas asks Islamic Jihad, Hamas and al-Aksa to disarm is the day they plant him in the ground? You can bet Abbas knows that! Just last November, Abbas was attending a wedding in Ramallah when the boys from al-Aksa walked in, shot down his bodyguards right in front of him and walked out again without anyone lifting a finger to stop them. Shades of `The Godfather'! Yet the so-called `quartet' expects this guy to comit suicide? Puh-leeze.

In case Abbas had any bright ideas of even beginning to think about disarming the terrorists and actually having a real state, the folks at al-Aksa sent him another message by narrowly missing killing ex-interior minister Hani al Hassan in Nablus, after warning him not to even think about coming into town.
Jerusalem Post | Breaking News from Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World

Funny thing...the Pals claim that this is not `Quartet business' and an` intrusion into their internal affairs' - but the whole basis for the creation of the `Palestinian Authority,' their sovereignity over the areas of Gaza, Judea and Samaria that the Israelis gave them, Arafat's repatriation from Tunis, and all those millions of international aid is based on the Oslo Accords wherein the Palestinians agreed to forego terrorism and disarm and control illegal weapons and terrorists. SO what's their legitimacy if they can't even deliver on THIS basic commitment? And why should Israel bother with even the pretense of negotiating with them?

Maybe I'm stupid, but I figure years since those accords were signed is more than enough time to accomplish what the Pals committed to do at Oslo...that is, if they really were serious about a state of their own living next to Israel in peace!

Armed Insurgents Take Over Nigerian Oil Facilities!

This story is totally flying under the radar, but very important as part of the jihad front in Sub Saharan Africa. This, along wth Hurricane Rita's wreaking havoc on the Gulf refineries will have a major impact on the West's oil supplies.

Look for crude oil to break through the $70/barrel barrier.

VOA News - Nigerian Militants Seize Chevron Oil Facility

6 killed in 2 Pakistan terror bombings in Lahore

It's important to remember that many times, the victims of Islamic terrorism are Muslims. Apparently some Jihadists were taking an opportunity to try and further destabilze the Musharref regime.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Ralph Peters on the Afghan Elections..a must read.

With all of the coverage of Katrina and the Roberts nomination, this huge story went right by the mainstream media. Ralph Peters has the skinny,as usual. The courage shown by the Afghan people is amazing, as they braved threats of violence to cast their votes. The Taliban still exist in Afghanistan, along with the old warlord culture, but now that the women are voting things have changed! I've always said that one of the best ways to fight the Jihadists is to liberate Islamic day I'll do a comentary on the pychosexual fear of women's sexuality that I feel colors much of Islam and is partly responsible for its stagnation as a culture.

New York Post Online Edition: postopinion