Friday, February 29, 2008

PostCards/SnailLetters & Emails Needed-Show of Support For the 173rd in Afghanistan

A recent article by Elizabeth Rubin in the NY Times wrote about a platoon of Sky Soldiers in the usual journalism unbalanced short hand--which is to say--accent the negative and omit the positive. The men are doing an excellent job under horrific conditions and under attack by Orcs nearly everyday. However, the story pretty much depicted their working conditions as hopeless and futile by failing to mention such minor details as the
"successes within the Brigade such as substantial humanitarian aid (tons of food and clothes) delivered to local villages, medical care for local children and adults, road projects, clean water projects, training of Afghan National Army personnel, distribution of school supplies, etc.Blackfive ".
Elizabeth has increased the stress load on the troops and their families, as a result.

You can help offset this stress by sending your positive comments of support to this address:

Please send an email of support to

Or you can mail cards to:

    Leta Carruth
    P O Box 100
    Cordova, TN 38088

"Due to security reasons in Afghanistan please do not put addresses or phone numbers on any correspondence. All emails will be printed out here in the US and mailed to Afghanistan as they do not have the resources to receive a large number of emails. All letters and emails will be vetted to make sure there are no negative comments. These are letters of support, so please keep them positive and uplifting." BlackFive

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Hierarchy Meets Networks Again--Air Force Blocks Blogs


"The Air Force is tightening restrictions on which blogs its troops can read, cutting off access to just about any independent site with the word "blog" in its web address. It's the latest move in a larger struggle within the military over the value -- and hazards -- of the sites. At least one senior Air Force official calls the squeeze so "utterly stupid, it makes me want to scream." Wired BlogNetworks

The Torch--the most powerful hand flashlight in the World...

I know what you're thinking. Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is a 4100 lumens Torch, the most powerful hand flash light in the world, and would cook your breakfast clean off, you've got to ask yourself a question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?

The Torch
Lamp Output: 4100 Lumens with an Adjustable High Efficiency Reflector
Dimensions: 57mm x 230mm
Power Supply: 12x2/3A 1500mAh Cells 14.4V
Battery Lifetime: 15 Minutes
Bulb Type: 100W Halogen
Expected Bulb Life: 2000 Hours
Casing: Aerospace Grade Aluminum
Tail switch: now with self destruct button

Popular Mechanics review and film

Wicked Lasers is not recommended. It also fries its tush and eggs off due to the intense heat.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Franz J. Gayl,Pisses Off Marine Corps--too tender with dollars than Marine lives--CMC Calls for Pentagon's inspector general

Gayl report:
The CMC is asking the Pentagon Inspector General to step in and examine the Franz Gayl allegations that a two year delay in providing MRAPs wasted Marines lives.
"hundreds of deaths and injuries could have been prevented" if incompetent minders and red tape had not sidetracked the effort to get the MRAP's to the front lines in 2005 instead of 2007.


"MCCDC’s CDTS records reveal motivations for not fulfilling the GCE-focused
MRAP UUNS that contradict some USMC public statements (References a.10., a.11., a.14.,
a.15., a.16., a.19a., and a.20.). CDTS entries point to mid level process managers questioning
MRAP because it would compete against favored programs and futuristic expeditionary
warfighting concepts for funding.

A key observation is that Installations and Logistics (DC,

I&L) was assigned as the "Lead Advocate" for the GCE-initiated MRAP UUNS. The Lead Advocate often leads to the solution way-ahead recommendations. The I&L recommendations reflect a lack of technical and operational insight in the reviewer, as well as a lack of curiosity to better understand the need through an urgent Request For Information (RFI):"

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The Disconnect Between Theory and Practice In "A Common Word Between Us and You": Letters To the Pope From Muslim Scholars

Invariably, human nature being what it is, there are always serious disconnects between accepted theory and practice. The disconnect is often so pervasive that only individuals not invested in the theory's promulgation can see the glaring red arrow pointing at the disconnect. This disconnect, once exposed, is immediately hidden. Case in point:
A Common Word Between Us and You Letter to the Pope intended to usher in a fresh period of love, peace and intellectual understanding between Muslims and Christians:
On October 13th 2006, one month to the day after Pope Benedict XVI’s Regensburg address of September 13th 2006, 38 Islamic authorities and scholars from around the world, representing all denominations and schools of thought, joined together to deliver an answer to the Pope in the spirit of open intellectual exchange and mutual understanding. In their Open Letter to the Pope (see english.pdf), for the first time in recent history, Muslim scholars from every branch of Islam spoke with one voice about the true teachings of Islam.

Where's the disconnect, Jack Burton? Patrick Poole PJM has it.

Last October, the international media establishment was abuzz over a letter sent by 138 Islamic scholars representing the elite of the worldwide ulema to Pope Benedict, entitled “A Common Word between Us and You”, in response to his papal address at Regensburg in September 2006. The letter extols the common bonds between Muslims and Christians, and their common belief in the love towards neighbors. It further declares that “justice and freedom of religion are a crucial part of love of the neighbor.” Many Christian leaders have responded by welcoming this effort and affirming the Islamic scholars’ letter.

The letter was the product of the Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought in Amman, Jordan, and its chief scholar, Sheikh Said Hijjawi, was one of the 138 signatories (#49). In fact, according to the introduction, the letter was presented by the Institute to the Islamic scholars gathered at a conference held at their facilities in September 2007.

The disconnect?: YES! a DOZY. The same institute which sponsored the letter to the Pope possible also hosts:Patrick Poole PJM post continues...

Ask the Muftisection a number of fatwas on apostasy issued by the Institute’s chief scholar, Sheikh Hijjawi, that call for the death of Christian reverts (Christians converting to Islam and then returning to the Christian faith) and Muslim apostates. Further they state that if the Christian reverts and Muslim apostates are not killed, they should be deprived of all rights and accorded the status of non-persons.

Dr. Mark Durie, in a blog post last week translates some of the punishments to be imposed according to Sheikh Hijjawi’s fatwas:
  • His marriage is annulled by virtue of his apostasy.
  • He cannot inherit the wealth of any of his relatives — whether they are Muslims or not — because the apostate is legally regarded as dead.
  • None of his actions after apostasy has any legal validity (as the apostate is a legal non-person).
  • An apostate cannot be remarried, whether to a Muslim or a non-Muslim.
  • He cannot be a guardian for anyone else, so he loses custody of his children, and an apostate father has no say over his daughters’ marriages.
  • An apostate must not be prayed for by Muslims after his death and must not be buried in a Muslim cemetery.
  • If a male apostate comes back to Islam and wishes to resume his marriage, he must remarry his wife with a new ceremony and provide a new dowry for her.
  • The apostate’s wealth and possessions are to be entailed upon an heir. If the apostate repents and returns to Islam, he receives his wealth back. If he dies while still an apostate, his wealth is inherited by his Muslim heir, but only the amount which he had at the time of his apostasy. Any wealth which accrued after he had left Islam is considered fay (and thus the collective property of the Muslim community).
Dr. Mark Durie, at his blog "Resources on A Common Word Between You and Us" that the fatwas have since, his post was published, been hidden, disappeared, vanished down the memory hole:
As of 18 February 2008, the fatwas discussed here are no longer posted on the website. Instead the link given below to what was the apostasy fatwas now takes the reader to a page which states ‘No questions were asked concerning this topic.’ (in Arabic)

HEH. Live Long and Prosper.

Network Trumps Hierarchical Orcs

The Network abhors gatekeepers of hierarchical sites. Perfect example is the latest push back by Iranians against the Orc Minders.

Ardeshir Arian:
The Iranian regime does its best to keep a tight rein on news outlets, but new media – cell phone video, YouTube, and the countless number of blogs and news forums in Farsi means that when large-scale protests against the regime occur in public they are impossible to completely conceal.

Sources have told PJM of a major public uprising over the weekend in Tehran – an account corroborated by other reports on the Web.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Hello? ! Hillary and 'Bama...there is no surrender.

Henry Kissinger, at Powerline's Book of the Year Award, explains what the Orc Wars mean, in terms that Obama and Hillary can understand if they weren't too busy trying to suck up to the Vampire Orcs:"That this is a war against radical Islam that has to be won."

"Terrorism, what we call terrorism, refers to a method.

What terrorism represents is an assault by radical Islam on the political structure of the Islamic world, but in a deeper sense on the secular structure and international structure of anything, any society, within reach of Islam, which means almost every part of the world.

That is a fundamental challenge.

Therefore, to talk about withdrawal from any battlefield is to describe defeat.

There is no way to escape the conflict with Islam by leaving Afghanistan or leaving Iraq.

Now that is not only delusion and it is not something that will have long term consequences, it is something that would have almost immediate consequences.

That is the fundamental problem of our period.

That this is a war against radical Islam that has to be won."

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Bama and Hillary Are Discussing US Surrender Terms With the Orc King's Agents in Damascus

By James Lewis
Get this: Right in the middle of the hottest presidential primary in decades, both Obama and Hillary are sending their foreign policy honchos to Damascus. These advisors are people who have a chance of running US foreign policy in the next administration.

They aren't shy. They are taking over our foreign affairs right now, because they are entitled to. They know better than our elected officials.

What are they doing in Damascus? Not having a Christian conversion experience, for sure. Damascus is a world sanctuary for Islamic terrorists. One of them, Imad Mughniyeh, was just assassinated there. He ran Hezbollah's secret operations from Damascus.

Damascus has also been the transit point for thousands of jihadis going to Iraq to commit suicide-murders against Americans and Iraqis. If you want to talk to Al Qaida and the gang, Damascus is your place. Syria's President Assad is also Iran's best buddy in the Arab world. (Iran is the State Department's biggest terror-sponsoring state.) So Assad is the go-to guy for all the terror sponsors.

The New York Sun writes:

"The same week that a terrorist mastermind harbored by the Baathist regime in Damascus was assassinated by a car bomb, both one of Mr. Obama's foreign policy counselors, Zbigniew Brzezinski, a long-time critic of Israel, and one of Mrs. Clinton's national finance chairs, Hassan Nemazee, were meeting with President Assad."

If you're too young to remember the name Zbigniew Brzezinski, he is Jimmy Carter foreign policy genius, on whose watch the Iranian mullahs got into thirty years of power -- with a nuke coming right up. Brzezinski still thinks today that he and Jimmy were right to bring in old mass-murdering Ayatollah Khomeini in 1979. These people are never wrong. Would you trust this guy to represent the United States against Islamofascist terror types?

It's obvious that Hillabama desperately need to send a can't-wait message to the people who attacked us on 9/11. So urgent that they can't even wait for the Democrats to declare a presidential candidate, or to defeat John McCain. This must be a message Hillary and Obama are coordinating with each other, since they are sending both of their foreign policy advisors at the same time to the same place.

Question: What message would that be?

Here's a fair guess. They are telling Terror Central to hold any plans to attack us during the presidential election. Why? Because another 9/11 attack before the election would give the presidency to John McCain, who looks like a hard-ball guy militarily.

It's the reverse of the October Surprise Theory: Call it the October Surrender Theory. The Terror Masters have huge leverage with the Democrats, because they can keep Obama or Hillary out of the White House. You can bet that they know it. They are using that leverage today.

To get the terrorists to cooperate, the Dems would have to be making promises. What are they? That's easy. The Democrats have been telling us in the Op-Ed pages for years.

First. Give up US cooperation with Israel. (See Jimmy Carter's latest book.) The aim is a US-imposed "peace treaty" -- which would be very fine if Hamas and the gang could be trusted to follow a peace treaty. But as Yasser Arafat made so clear when Israel offered him 90% of the West Bank, a peace with Israel is not what they want. Arafat told Bill Clinton at Camp David that he would be assassinated if he signed a peace treaty with Israel. If anything, Palestinian politics today is even more radical today than it was then.

Remember, this is the fantasy life of the Left. Facts don't count.

A leading Israeli Leftist just told Secretary of State Condi Rice recently that "Israel needs to be raped." But when push comes to shove, chances are that most Israelis will decide, no thanks, we'll fight. So this version of "peace in our time" is very likely to mean "war in our time." Israel is not so dependent upon us that it will choose another Holocaust.

Second. The Democrats have been pounding the table for four years that the US should get out of Iraq as quickly as possible. We can only take them at their word. Notice that our ambassador in Iraq just warned against a hasty withdrawal from Baghdad -- even though diplomats are never supposed to say such things in public. The timing is significant. He can read the signs.

Remember that the Democrats think the US defeat in Vietnam and the fall of Saigon was a foreign policy success. The United States needs a bloody nose, they think, to teach us some humility forever. So they want to see those US helicopters taking the last refugees off Baghdad high rise buildings. They don't mind a massive refugee flight like the Vietnamese Boat People and a new Killing Fields in Iraq. It's just breaking some more eggs to make another bloody omelet.

After all, they didn't mind it with the Vietnam War, did they? These are the people who shrugged and rationalized genocide whenever it was committed by the Left ever since Lenin took over Russia -- for a total of 100 million dead in the 20th century alone. They haven't changed one bit.

Third. The Dems want to negotiate a retreat from the Persian Gulf. It might look like an agreement between the Arab Gulf States and Iran. In fact, as soon as the US Navy leaves the Gulf, it means a surrender to the Iranian theocracy. The Democrats would make sure we can never come back, no matter what the Iranians do.

The benefit to the United States? Peace in our time. The benefit to the Democrats? Another Carter-Clinton Presidency, but a really successful one this time, because this time our enemies will be nice.

And if you believe that, vote Hillabama!

James Lewis blogs at

Friday, February 22, 2008

Arkan Khalaf Khudayyir-Female Suicide Bomb Facilitor-- Outside the Air Locker

Orc-hunter killer teams with Task Force 88 killed senior intell chief Arkan Khalaf Khudayyir aka Karrar in Khan Bani Sa’ad on 17th Feb. His last resume described him as a facilitator for female suicide bomb attacks. On Feb 1, two mentally retarded women were used to kill 73 and injure 167 Iraqi shopping at Baghdad markets.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Say Goodnight, Hillary...the party's over

THE IBD SAYS:"The market has officially pulled the plug on Hillary, terminating her campaign. What's left for her now is to muster some grace, humility and character, and begin the process of pulling out. To do otherwise will destroy the Democratic Party, and what's left of the Clintons' badly tarred and tattered reputation."

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Unindicted Hamas co-conspirators CAIR put out press release targeting LGF: Hate Site Comments Suggest Violence Against Missouri Mosque.

CAIR the, as yet, unindicted co-conspirators in the Holy Land trial, has decided to punch above their weight by picking a fight with Little Green Footballs and Charles Johnson, leader of the Lizardroid Marines. CAIR,whose "offices have been a turnstile for terrorists and their supporters," involving CAIR officials."' accused LGF of being a HATE site and asked the FBI, who by the way still uses CAIR(the as yet unindicted co-conspirators in the Holy land trial) as guides of Islamic Sensitivity) :This news release was put out by the paid-for-hire-flak-writers of PRNewswire This is PR NewsWire - it's a paid press release service, and Yahoo News publishes all of their releases.

Hate Site Comments Suggest Violence Against Missouri Mosque
    FBI asked to probe posts: 'I suppose dynamite would be considered an
extreme response'

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on
American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today asked the St. Louis, Mo., office of
the FBI to investigate apparent threats against a local mosque posted on an
anti-Muslim Internet hate site.
Threatening comments on the Little Green Footballs hate site about a
new minaret being built near that mosque included:
SEE: An Islamic Prayer Tower in St. Louis
1. "I suppose dynamite would be considered an extreme response."
2. "The tower would make a nice target for lots of things... Perhaps
one could start by bombing the thing with pig s**t from a light plane."
3. "Anyone got some RPGs to coat in pig fat?"
4. "Would be a shame if it were to be vandalized or destroyed. Just a
shame I tell you....wink wink STL youth."
"These types of violent comments should not be taken lightly and should
be investigated by state and federal law enforcement authorities," said
CAIR Civil Rights Manager Khadija Athman.
The apparent threats come following an arson attack on a Tennessee
mosque allegedly by three members of the "Christian Identity" movement and
a fire-bomb attack on a Minnesota Muslim business.
SEE: CAIR Applauds Arrests in TN Mosque Arson
SEE ALSO: MN: Investigators Say Fire Could Be Hate Crime
Because of similar bias-related incidents nationwide, CAIR is urging
Muslim individuals and institutions to review security procedures using
advice contained in its "Muslim Community Safety Kit."
SEE: CAIR Muslim Community Safety Kit
CAIR, America's largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 35 offices
and chapters nationwide and in Canada. Its mission is to enhance the
understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties,
empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and
mutual understanding.
CONTACT: CAIR-St. Louis Executive Director Melissa Matos, 636-207-8882;
CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787 or
202-744-7726, E-Mail:; CAIR Strategic Communications
Director Ahmed Rehab, 202-870-0166, E-Mail:; CAIR
Communications Coordinator Amina Rubin, 202-488-8787, E-Mail:
CAIR, as the Council on American-Islamic Relations recently lobbied Congress to help strike its name from a list of co-conspirators in a federal terror case, however, WND has learned the Muslim group's ties to terrorism and extremism are far more extensive than first believed."
a review of federal criminal court documents, past IRS 990 tax records and Federal Election Commission records detailing donor occupations, reveals that Washington-based CAIR has been associated with a disturbing number of convicted terrorists or felons in terrorism probes, as well as suspected terrorists and active targets of terrorism investigations.

"Their offices have been a turnstile for terrorists and their supporters," said one FBI veteran familiar with recent and ongoing cases involving CAIR officials. WND

The Amicus brief filed by CAIR had an interesting post written about it at IPT and the actual membership of about 2,000.

by IPT
Counterterrorism Blog
August 21, 2007

Much has already been written about the amicus brief filed by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in the case against the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF), naming the CT blog (specifically this post) as part of an effort to defame the organization.

From pp. 36-37 of the brief:

Furthermore, the list of unindicted coconspirators has spread and gained notoriety through non-mainstream media, as well, including various "anti-terrorism" weblogs. These weblogs are often extremely biased and inaccurate in their reporting, leading to even more severe damage to the reputation of the unindicted coconspirators.

See, e.g., Feds Name CAIR in Plot to Fund Hamas, (June 4, 2007) (stating that CAIR, "which brands itself as a mainstream promoter of civil rights has been named with two other prominent U.S. Islamic groups as an ‘unindicted co-conspirator' in a plot to fund the terrorist group Hamas"); HLF Trial Update, (June 29, 2007) (writing that "prosecutors have recently named [CAIR] and [ISNA] as Muslim Brotherhood front groups in addition to unindicted co-conspirators" and attaching the unindicted co-conspirator list to the article) (emphasis added)

Clearly, nothing the brief cites in its parenthetical about the post in question is either inaccurate or demonstrably biased. It is simply a recitation of facts and straight reporting.

And speaking of facts, CAIR has a history of refusing to address substantive concerns openly and honestly. Instead, CAIR official routinely obfuscate and deflect the issue at hand in the faint hope that the question or criticism will fade away, and this amicus brief is no exception. For example, on page 10, the brief states:

This negative reaction by the American public can be seen in the decline of membership rates and donations resulting from the government's publicizing of CAIR as an unindicted co-conspirator.

And finally, the last word from our favorite aunti-anti-cair

In Defense of the Constitution

* * * *

- Proven Truths About CAIR -

Let there be no doubt that the Council on American-Islamic Relations
is a terrorist supporting front organization that is partially funded
by terrorists, and that CAIR wishes nothing more than the
implementation of Sharia Law in America.

CAIR has proven links to, and was founded by, Islamic Terrorists.

CAIR actively supports terrorists and terrorist-supporting
groups and nations.

CAIR is an organization founded by Hamas supporters which seeks
to overthrow Constitutional government in the
United States
and replace it with an Islamist theocracy using our own
Constitution as protection.

CAIR was started by Hamas members and is supported by
terrorist supporting individuals, groups and countries.

CAIR is not in the United States to promote the civil rights of Muslims.
CAIR is here to make radical Islam the dominant religion in the

United States
and convert our country into an Islamic theocracy.

CAIR receives direct funding from Islamic terrorist
supporting countries.

CAIR is a fundamentalist organization dedicated to the overthrow
of the United States Constitution and the installation of an
Islamic theocracy in

* * * *
- Read Here -
The Legal Details From Court Documents Of

CAIR's Failed Lawsuit Against Anti-CAIR

* * * *

An Orc's Nest Grows Up In GeorgeTown

Ever since the fortuitous and more than generous donation of 20 million yankee dollars by the Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talah to Georgetown University and the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, the university has been become a mecca for individuals and organizations with "questionable ties" to Islamic terrorism.... Rep. Frank Wolf wants to know...'What's Going On?

By Patrick Poole | 2/19/2008
In December 2005, Georgetown University announced receipt of a $20 million gift to endow the school’s Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding by Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, after whom the Center was renamed. The Center’s director, John Esposito, has been known for his vigorous apologetics for Islamic extremism, authoring several books prior to the endowment’s announcement dismissing the global influence of extremist Islamic ideology. Under Esposito’s oversight, the Center has also developed questionable ties to individuals and organizations directly involved in Islamic
terrorism. One example of these ties is the joint conference held by the Center with the United Association for Studies and Research (UASR) in July 2000. By that time, UASR had long been identified as the political command for HAMAS in the United States, and Esposito’s co-chair for the conference was then-UASR executive director Ahmed Yousef, who fled the country in 2005 to avoid prosecution and currently serves as the spokesman for the HAMAS terrorist organization in Gaza.

As a result of the Saudi funding and terror ties, Rep. Frank Wolf last week directed a letter to Georgetown president John DeGioia expressing his concerns as an alumnus of the university over the activities of the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding and the seeming absence of criticism or discussion by the Center of human rights abuses and denial of religious freedom by the Saudi regime. An article by Steven Emerson of the Investigative Project reporting the contents of Rep. Wolf’s letter also noted Esposito’s long history of defending radical Islam and his vocal support and praise of his self-described “good friend”, convicted Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader Sami Al-Arian.

In fact, there is much more for Rep. Wolf and other Georgetown alumni to be concerned about. Since Prince Alwaleed’s gift, the Center at Georgetown under Esposito’s direction has since become a haven for Muslim Brotherhood-connected scholars and longtime paid representatives of the Saudi Wahhabi regime. Two individuals that have recently been appointed to top positions within the Center, Susan Douglass and Hadia Mubarak, have been active in leadership positions with known front organizations for the international Muslim Brotherhood – identified as such in court documents by the Department of Justice. Douglas, who has additionally been a longtime paid employee of the Saudi regime (discussed below) is listed as the Center’s educational consultant and Mubarak is identified as the senior researcher for the Center. A third staff member is Abdullah Al-Arian, the oldest son and family spokesman for Sami Al-Arian, who is listed as a researcher for the organization.

The appearance of Susan Douglass on the staff of the Center should be of particular concern. As investigative reporter Paul Sperry observed in a 2004 article, Douglass was a longtime instructor at the Islamic Saudi Academy in Alexandria, VA – a Saudi government-funded institution that has been described by some media outlets as “Terror High”. One recent class valedictorian, Ahmed Omar Abu Ali, was convicted in 2005 of joining Al-Qaeda and plotting to kill President Bush. Two other former students have also been convicted of plotting terrorist attacks. As Senator Chuck Schumer observed in a 2005 letter to then-Saudi Ambassador Prince Bandar concerning the school’s troubling record, the school’s former comptroller, Ismail Elbarasse, is a known HAMAS operative and former assistant to designated HAMAS terrorist leader Mousa Abu Marzook. And just a few months ago, the US Commission on International Religious Freedom asked the US Department of State to close the school down as a danger to the country for its open promotion of hatred and religious bigotry in its Saudi curriculum, as reported by the Washington Post. One Post front page article in 2004 describes how children at the school “file into their Islamic studies class, where the textbooks tell them the Day of Judgment can't come until Jesus Christ returns to Earth, breaks the cross and converts everyone to Islam, and until Muslims start attacking Jews.”

During her tenure at the Islamic Saudi Academy, Douglass had a series of textbooks published by the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), an organization raided by federal law enforcement authorities investigating terror financing as part of Operation Greenquest. The Washington Post reported in 2004 how IIIT was founded with money from Muslim Brotherhood operatives and the Saudi terror funding network. Perhaps coincidentally, Esposito’s “good friend” Sami Al-Arian has been charged with contempt of court for refusing to testify about his terror funding operation’s ties to IIIT. Al-Arian initially claimed there was nothing to testify about, but later changed his story that testifying would put his life in grave danger (his attorneys have yet to explain how testifying about nothing would put him in danger).

But perhaps the most important point concerning Susan Douglass’ past work is her role as the principal researcher and textbook review for the Council on Islamic Education (CIE), which has been pressuring American textbook publishers to revise their respective curricula to promote an extremist and revisionist view of Islam. One CIE campaign was directed at Houghton Mifflin Publishers, which resulted in a number of changes to their public school curriculum, including open promotion of Islam and requiring students to participate in Islamic worship activities. Gilbert Sewall of the American Textbook Council has documented the changes to textbooks resulting from CIE’s efforts, and the changes made to textbooks under CIE’s direction has been criticized by former Secretary of Education William Bennett. One published estimate states that Douglass and CIE have also trained more than 8,000 public school teachers.

It is precisely her role as “educational consultant” at the Georgetown Center that should cause concern. As noted by Stanley Kurtz last July, Georgetown is one of a few universities that receive money from the federal government under Title VI of the Higher Education Act for Middle East Studies centers to develop approved K-12 Middle East curriculum. This program has been used by the Saudis to circumvent educational oversight. Kurtz describes how this end-run works:

The United States government gives money — and a federal seal of approval — to a university Middle East Studies center. That center offers a government-approved K-12 Middle East studies curriculum to America’s teachers. But in fact, that curriculum has been bought and paid for by the Saudis, who may even have trained the personnel who operate the university’s outreach program. Meanwhile, the American government is asleep at the wheel — paying scant attention to how its federally mandated public outreach programs actually work. So without ever realizing it, America’s taxpayers end up subsidizing — and providing official federal approval for — K-12 educational materials on the Middle East that have been created under Saudi auspices. Game, set, match: Saudis.

With a directed effort by the Saudis to influence American attitudes by exercising its influence of educational curriculum under this program, it is hardly surprising that Esposito’s Saudi-funded Center would suddenly create an “educational consultant” position to be directly involved in this effort. Nor is it any surprise that the Saudis would turn to one of their own – Susan Douglass – who is a former longtime educational employee of the Saudi regime to oversee their educational efforts at Georgetown.

Then there is Hadia Mubarak, the Center’s “senior researcher”. Not only is Mubarak the former president of the Muslim Student Association (MSA), but she is also a former national board member of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). Both organizations were identified last year by the Department of Justice as unindicted co-conspirators and as front organizations for the international Muslim Brotherhood in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism finance trial.

Ms. Mubarak’s extremist views can be seen in her attacks on Stephen Schwartz, a moderate Muslim leader and director of the Center for Islamic Pluralism, for his criticism of Saudi Wahhabism and the Muslim Brotherhood. She was quoted in an article in Church Executive magazine as saying regarding Mr. Schwartz that he maintained a “deep hatred of Islam”, notwithstanding his own Islamic beliefs and leadership in the American Muslim community. Schwartz responded in an article noting Mubarak’s multiple ties and involvement with MSA and CAIR, part of what his organization identifies as key components of the “Wahhabi Lobby” operating in the US. He concludes:

The real message of Ms. Mubarak is the classic Wahhabi spin on Islam. That is, only one interpretation of the religion is acceptable, that propagated by the Saudis, and anybody who disagrees with the Wahhabi doctrine is an enemy to be attacked. With dreadful results, this view of Islam, denying its vital internal diversity, has come to dominate Muslims as well as non-Muslim so-called experts on Islam in the U.S.

Last, but certainly not least, of notable characters on the Georgetown’s Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding employee directory is Abdullah Al-Arian, oldest son of convicted Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader and fundraiser, Sami Al-Arian. Abdullah’s uncle, Mazen Al-Najjar, was also detained for three years during the Clinton Administration and later deported from the US for his alleged terrorist ties.

In recent years, Al-Arian has championed his father’s innocence as the family’s chief spokesman, undeterred by his father’s guilty plea to conspiracy to materially support a terrorist organization. During his father’s trial, Abdullah appeared as a character witness along with his sister, claiming that they never heard their father speak of Palestinian Islamic Jihad. Apparently, they had never seen the videos of their father fundraising for Islamic Jihad, cursing the United States for its support of Israel, or being introduced by others as the head of Islamic Jihad at terror fundraising events. During his court testimony, the prosecutor questioned Abdullah about his own sympathies for Hezbollah and the Iranian regime, which is the primary financial backer of Islamic Jihad.

Abdullah made national news of his own in July 2001, when he was removed from a meeting at the Old Executive Office Building by the Secret Service, as reported by the New York Times. But more recently he has been semi-famous for his international promotion of the recent Norwegian directed and produced “documentary”, USA vs. Al-Arian, in which he and his family figure prominently. The documentary declares Sami Al-Arian’s innocence and casts Al-Arian and his family as martyrs of freedom and victims of an unjust American terror prosecution (despite Al-Arian’s voluntary guilty plea), a narrative with Abdullah himself has openly promoted. One recent article covering a special premier of the film sponsored by CAIR quotes the younger Al-Arian reflecting on his father’s upcoming deportation and the difficulties of locating a country that will take him. “It's a sad day when you have to leave the U.S. to be free,” Abdullah said.

Confirming the business maxim that “personnel is policy”, we can readily see the extremist and narrow interpretation of Islam promoted by John Esposito and the Georgetown Center as seen by these three staff members. Under Esposito’s direction and since Prince Alwaleed bin Talal’s capital endowment, the Center at Georgetown has become an active front for the Muslim Brotherhood and the Saudi Wahhabi regime, which has repeatedly shown its international commitment to using its significant financial resources to gain access and control of respectable private institutions for its own questionable purposes. (As an aside, I have not taken up the issue here of other scholars at Georgetown funded by terror-connected groups, such as IIIT.)

If Rep. Wolf or Georgetown President DiGioia want to know what’s going on at Georgetown Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding and the version of Islam they’re promoting, they don’t have to look far if they have the will to look.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Rep. Myrick to Let City of Berkeley get it right in the Keyster

From Union Co. GOP

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Representative Sue Myrick (NC-9) announced that she has cosponsored the Military Freedom Act (HR 5462). Congressman Louis Gohmert of Texas introduced this legislation in response to the City of Berkeley, California. They obstructed military recruiters from doing their duty, and labeled them “unwelcome intruders.”

The Military Freedom Act would deny Federal funds for any state, city, county, or other political subdivision of a state that prohibits or restricts the establishment or operation of a military recruiting office. It covers all Federal funds, whether made available by appropriation, grant, award, contract, or any other means to a state or a political subdivision of a state.

“The men and women in the military protect us and our freedoms. They did not deserve the unbelievably poor treatment they received in Berkeley. This legislation will makes towns like Berkeley think twice before they disrespect our military and their recruiters,” said Rep. Myrick.

Friday, February 15, 2008

W/O Discussion Toledo City Council:Unanimous Vote of Apology To A Co. First Battalion. 24th Marine Regiment

Toledo City Council yesterday attempted to quell the controversy surrounding Mayor Carty Finkbeiner’s order to cancel a Marine Corps warfare training exercise downtown with a unanimous vote of apology.

Without discussion, the 12-member council approved a resolution apologizing to Company A, 1st Battalion, 24th Marines, based in Grand Rapids, Mich., for the mayor’s action Friday afternoon.

Mr. Finkbeiner, who has refused to apologize and has defended his decision, yesterday declined to say whether he would sign the resolution or if he believed the controversy would hinder the city’s attempt to renew the 0.75 percent income tax on the March 4 ballot.

People on both sides of the Marine issue testified before a council committee yesterday. Many blasted the mayor, and some even called for his resignation.

weasel zippers

Surprise! House Democrats Don't Know We Are At War With The Orcs!

Does Congress Realize We're at War? [Joel Arends]

At midnight tonight America will become much more susceptible to a terrorist act. It will happen because the Democrat-controlled Congress failed to reauthorize the Protect America Act. This legislation gives our military, intelligence, and law-enforcement communities the tools they need to conduct surveillance on terrorists. Yet, instead of fighting to make us safer Congress, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, blocked a vote on this bill all week and then went home on a twelve-day recess.

America is at war. I can attest to that after serving in Iraq as an Infantry Platoon Leader with the Army’s First Calvary Division. My unit, an Infantry platoon, was responsible for capturing terrorists. I can tell you first-hand that we are fighting a very real enemy, radical Islamic terrorists, who want to do harm to America and her citizens. We are fighting the same terrorists that recently strapped bombs onto women with Down's Syndrome and forced them to walk into a crowded marketplace and explode the bombs, killing themselves and dozens of other innocent women and children.

My comrades in uniform, brothers and sisters and moms and dads, have given their lives in the fight against radical Islamic terrorism. This Congress, meanwhile, refuses to authorize our intelligence officials to collect important information that can disrupt terror attacks and refuses to give our law enforcement community the legal authority it never had before 9/11, but so desperately needed.

Today, because Congress failed to act, our intelligence officials no longer have the legal authority to collect foreign intelligence. Exactly the type of intelligence that disrupted several planned terrorists attacks on the United States. Because we face a very real threat to the national security of this country, we must take very real measures to protect our citizens and give our soldiers and our allies around the world the tools they need to keep us safe.

When will our Congress begin to display even a small amount of the courage that our men women fighting for us display day in and day out? Their refusal to reauthorize this legislation is more than an act of submission to trial lawyers,, and the far-left wing of a party that fails to recognize that we face deadly threats from radical Islamic terrorists. Its an act of political cowardice. It's a sign of an unwillingness to respect the sacrifices made by the members of the military who need that intelligence to successfully accomplish their mission.

Another ORC Chief is KAPUT--Outside the Air Locker Seeking Virgins

First Imad Fayez Mugniyah Ayman. Now Atallah Fayed, senior Islamic Jihad Chief Orc killed Friday, in a blast from his basement where he was storing rockets to beat the crap out Israeli civilians. The humungous blast killed him, his wife and daughter, three neighbors, several medics and unknown number of pets. No dogs, however, were hurt in this assassination. Islamic Jihad spokesmen , trying to cover up for unsafe OSHA work conditions, immediately BLAMED Israeli JETS. Orc mouthpieces claimed Israel jets bombed the home of Ayman Atallah Fayed. Israel replied it had not launched any airstrikes in the Bureij refugee camp in central Gaza where Fayed USED to live. Hamas police, caught off guard when questioned replied honestly for once and shrugged their shoulders and admitted the cause of the blast was not clear. However, busybody witnesses said they saw lots rocket parts in the debris in what used to be the palatial estates of Ayman Atallah Fayed--Major Orc Chief. The former ORC Chief lived very well and high on the hog, opps sorry, inside a three-story house that was completely flattened by the godawful blast that tore through six other houses, witnesses said. At least 40 people were hurt, including 12 who were in critical condition. No one is planning on getting their lawyers to sue. {In this society, lawyers suck eggs.} Ocs, however, die in three's. Two down and .....

Saturday, Orcs Get A Hole In The Firewall--Courtesy Of House Democrats--No Protect America Act | Friday, February 15, 2008

House Democrats have a message for terrorists plotting to attack America: wait until Saturday.

That’s the practical effect of their decision yesterday to allow the lapse of a key surveillance law. Passed earlier this week by the Senate, the law, known as the Protect America Act (PAA), was a critical foundation for the government’s surveillance of terrorists abroad. Now, thanks to House Democrats’ inaction, it will expire at midnight today.

Not to worry, the Democratic leadership claims. The fact that the government’s surveillance powers will expire “doesn’t mean we are somehow vulnerable again,” Rep. Silvestre Reyes, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, insisted yesterday.

In fact it means precisely that. While it is true that intelligence officials still will be able to monitor previously authorized terrorist communications, their ability to expand surveillance to new communications would be severely impaired. Instead of enjoying the flexibility necessary for real-time intelligence gathering, government officials would be forced to revert to the antiquated standards of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), which requires the approval of a special court even to monitor terrorist targets overseas. How ensnaring intelligence work in an added layer of bureaucracy makes it more effective is difficult to see.

There are yet other risks involved. As the White House rightly argues, existing intelligence surveillance may be jeopardized if the PAA is not passed. One of the signal virtues of the PAA is the fact that it provides liability protection to private companies, like telecoms, who cooperate with the government and aid surveillance efforts. Companies like AT&T already face multibillion dollar lawsuits from leftist activist groups like the Electronic Frontier Foundation, who charge that the companies broke the law by assisting government efforts to prevent terrorist attack. With the expiration of the PAA, these companies will lose their legal protections. In the current litigious climate, it is more than likely that they will simply stop aiding the government in its intelligence work. Contra Rep, Reyes and his confederates in the House, the most likely consequence of the PAA’s lapse is that, starting this Saturday, the country will be more vulnerable to terrorist attacks.

All of which suits House Democrats’ hard-Left allies just fine. Thus, the ACLU has been waging a months-long campaign to get Democrats to rebel against what it calls, with characteristic thoughtfulness, the “Police America Act.” And while Senate Democrats have voted in favor of passage, their counterparts in the House have proven far more pliant. Indeed, instead of voting on vital national-security legislation, House Democrats spent yesterday indulging another pet cause of their partisan supporters: passing “citations” against White House Chief of Staff Joshua Bolten and former White House counsel Harriet Miers for their refusal to cooperate with a politically motivated investigation into the firings of U.S. attorneys in 2006. That the president had every right to fire these attorneys is entirely beside the point; yesterday’s show trial was simply a valentine to the party’s leftwing base. Let it not be said that the Democrats don’t have their priorities straight.

To be sure, the version of the PAA bill that passed the Senate is far from perfect. For one thing, the bill vastly expands the role of the FISA court in surveillance work, a prospect that should alarm anyone concerned about intelligence agents’ ability to respond rapidly to potential threats. The bill also expands the role of Congress, requiring, for instance, that the government share documents that it has previously submitted to the FISA court, including documents from the past five years. Not only does this invite second-guessing from the Democratic-led Congress but, and more worryingly, it all but assures that surveillance work will become even more politicized in the future. Such compromises may well have been the price of passage in the Senate, but that makes them no more appealing. Of course, since the House has not deigned to pass the PAA, all complaints about the content of the bill are moot.

At this late stage, the best one can hope for is that Nancy Pelosi and the obstructionist wing of the Democratic party will rediscover a sense of responsibility. Until then, the terrorists’ task has gotten that much easier.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Outside the Air Locker: Imad Fayez Mugniyah

Imad Fayez Mugniyah, number one with a bullet, on the CIA, Mossad hit parade , was killed last night in a car bomb explosion in Damascus. Mugniyah was responsible for the 1983 attack on the Marine Barracks that killed 241 U.S. Marines, the 1985 murder of US Navy diver, Robert Stethem during the hijack of TWA Flt. 847, and the murder of US
Army LtCol. William Francis Buckley. source



Alias: Hajj


Date of Birth Used: 1962 Hair: Brown
Place of Birth: Lebanon Eyes: Unknown
Height: 5'7" Sex: Male
Weight: 145 to 150 pounds Citizenship: Lebanese
Build: Unknown

Language: Arabic
Scars and Marks: None known
Remarks: Mugniyah is the alleged head of the security apparatus for the terrorist organization, Lebanese Hizballah. He is thought to be in Lebanon.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Hesham Islam Is Out Of Here--Creative Resume Writing did Not Add Up Plus He's a Trojan Horse for Muslim Brotherhood

Special Assistant to Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England, Hesham Islam, who recently called Maj. Stephen Coughlin,a Christian zealot, for his views that Islam is not the religion of peace, has been asked to step down:

World Net Daily

Mr. Islam and Coughlin recently quarreled over intelligence briefings Coughlin presented showing a close connection between the religion of Islam and terrorism. Coughlin's contract with the Joint Chiefs, which ends in March, was not renewed.

A firestorm that played out in the conservative press – led by Washington Times Pentagon reporter Bill Gertz – Islam was put under a microscope, and questions were raised regarding his background.

For example, Claudia Rosett of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies wrote a column challenging key claims in Islam's official biography. Within days, a Defense Department profile of Islam was removed from the department's website.

A Pentagon spokesman said it was "taken down in an attempt to reduce the rhetoric and the emotion surrounding this issue while we try to determine the facts."

A senior U.S. official says the life story Islam presented now appears sketchy.

"His resume didn't add up, and he knows it," the official said. "He's voluntarily leaving the government in March."

At the same time, a report by terror expert Steven Emerson revealed that Islam, as special assistant to the deputy secretary of defense, has scheduled at least two meetings in the Pentagon with Syrian-tied radicals – including a leading member of the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood – in direct violation of U.S. policy.

As WND previously reported, FBI officials believe Islam is involved with the U.S. branch of the Muslim Brotherhood and is helping its front groups run "influence operations" against the U.S. government.

"He's a Muslim brother," an FBI official told WND. "He's a bad actor, and he's made other unreported nefarious contacts."

Islam has worked closely in the Pentagon with Muslim chaplain Abuhena M. Saifulislam, who as WND also previously reported, received his training at a radical Islamic school in Northern Virginia that was raided by federal authorities after 9/11.

Islam, whose son is active in the military, obtained one of the highest security clearances for classified information. Sources confirm he has sat in on Pentagon meetings in which intelligence clearance was restricted at the Top Secret/SCI (Sensitive Compartmented Information) level.

The Pentagon had no comment. And Islam, who has not been accused of any crimes, has refused interviews.

Emerson says Islam prescribed a steady diet of Muslim Brotherhood-connected outreach for his unwitting boss, deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England.

For example, England spoke at the Islamic Society of North America's 2006 convention and last year even hosted a luncheon with ISNA officials in the Pentagon. At the time, federal prosecutors had linked ISNA to the Muslim Brotherhood conspiracy in the U.S. and named the group as an unindicted co-conspirator in a major terrorism-financing case.

In one intelligence briefing, Coughlin argued that the Pentagon should end its outreach programs with ISNA, which also put him at odds with Islam.

Pentagon insiders say Eric S. Edelman, undersecretary of defense for policy, has sought to stop the awarding of a new contract to Coughlin. Edelman served as ambassador to Turkey from 2003 to 2005.

Rep. Sue Myrick, R-N.C., who co-chairs the House Anti-Terrorism Caucus, has been fighting to keep Coughlin in the Pentagon, where she says his blunt analysis of the Islamic enemy is sorely needed.

Citing federal court documents introduced as evidence in a recent major terror case, she also warns that U.S. front groups for the Muslim Brotherhood are conspiring to destroy America from within.

"Our enemies have clearly stated their intention to infiltrate us, much like the Russians did during the Cold war," Myrick said. "We had no problem analyzing and acting on that information then."

"I know that some people will refuse to admit there is a subversive movement going on here, but let me remind you that we have underestimated the will and capability of our enemy for more than 30 years," she added. "They are patient and determined to achieve their radical agenda."

Mr. Islam according to the FBI:"He's a Muslim brother," an FBI official said of Islam. "

WND has learned that Islam is closely associated with a Muslim military chaplain trained at a radical Islamic school that federal agents raided after 9/11 in connection with terror-financing.

As WND reported, the chaplain, Abuhena M. Saifulislam, studied Islam at the Graduate School of Islamic and Social Sciences in Virginia.

Recently declassified FBI documents reveal its sister organization, an Islamist think tank known as the International Institute of Islamic Thought, or IIIT, is involved in a Muslim Brotherhood conspiracy to wage a cultural and political jihad to eventually take over America from within ? most notably, through infiltration of government agencies.

Islam works closely with Saifulislam (Arabic for "sword of Islam") on Pentagon outreach projects involving Middle Eastern embassies and the so-called Wahhabi lobby in Washington.

"He's a Muslim brother," an FBI official said of Islam. "He's a bad actor. He's well-positioned to be where he is, and that doesn't do us any good."

He also said Saifulislam is "definitely Muslim Brotherhood," while noting that Islam "is a lot smoother than Saifulislam," who as a chaplain at Gitmo lobbied for special meals and other privileges for al-Qaida detainees.

The official hastened to add that, at this point, belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood is not criminal, and neither Defense Department employee is the subject of a formal counterterrorism or counterespionage investigation. Both men have refused interviews, and the Pentagon had no comment.

However, the FBI official warned that the Muslim aides are part of a conspiracy by Muslim Brotherhood fronts to run "influence operations" against the U.S. government.

"Their M.O. is to make nice for the very purpose of penetrating us," he said, "and we just roll over for them, at least at the top levels."

He says England, who also recently dedicated an Islamic prayer center at Quantico on the advice of Saifulislam, is blind to the threat.

"England doesn't know it's an influence operation that's been laid at his door," he said. "His lack of awareness is irresponsible."

A senior U.S. official who has met with England says he was not even aware that a convicted terrorist and al-Qaida fund-raiser created the Pentagon's Muslim chaplains corps.

Adurahman Alamoudi, a Muslim Brotherhood leader and founder of the American Muslim Council, placed Muslim chaplains throughout the military. He is now in jail on charges of terrorism. However, most of the chaplains he trained and sponsored are still in their current positions.

"The Islamic chaplains who serve were trained by a known terrorist," said terrorism expert Steve Emerson.

Emerson says Islam, like Alamoudi, has invited "subversive" elements into U.S. military headquarters.

"Hesham Islam is an Islamist with a pro-Muslim Brotherhood bent who has brought in groups to the Pentagon who have been unindicted co-conspirators," he said.

Emerson said a "Trojan horse" of subversives and potential spies have penetrated deep inside the Pentagon, and they are now bearing fruit with the ouster of Coughlin. Sources say Islam has high security clearance.

A former Pentagon colleague of Coughlin described Islam as a "gatekeeper," who at a minimum, is blocking candid discussion of the religious nature of the threat posed by Muslim terrorists. Such action, William Gawthrop says, thwarts the U.S. war effort, because it denies military brass and rank-and-file the information they need to effectively fight the Islamist enemy.

"We still do not have an in-depth understanding of the war-fighting doctrine laid down by (the Muslim prophet) Muhammad, how it might be applied today by an increasing number of Islamic groups, or how it might be countered," Gawthrop told WND.

He says Coughlin was trying to bridge that gap before being pushed out.

Supporters of the respected contractor say Islam had a direct hand in his firing. They say that on Jan. 3 Coughlin was told his contract, which ends in March, would not be renewed because his message had become too "politically hot."

They say that in a meeting late last year between Coughlin and a member of England's staff, which Islam unexpectedly attended, Islam asked Coughlin to "soften his message" regarding Islamic war doctrine. Coughlin refused.

Islam was heard referring to Coughlin as a "Christian zealot with a poison pen." The conflict resulted in his contract being terminated.

A well-placed Pentagon insider described it differently, however. Islam and Coughlin were present at the briefing, but there was no direct confrontation between the two. It was not until Hesham returned to England's office suite that he remarked that Coughlin had a "poison pen."

"He clearly doesn't like him," the source told WND.

Also, Coughlin was let go in part because his contract was up, and at $440,000, it was too steep to justify renewing, the insider says. And though he had written a 329-page thesis on the subject, he was not effective at briefing the J-2 intelligence staff of the Joint Chiefs.

"He's brilliant, and he knows his stuff, but he couldn't teach it," the source said. "It went over everybody's head."

Still, England has not properly vetted his long-time aide, Islam. "Gordon is so trusting of this guy because he's worked for him for so long," the same official said. "But he's got questionable contacts, and he (England) needs to have his antennae up."

Still Supporting CAIR--Members of Congress Approve of Ties to Terrorism

The IBD hits congressional leaders with the cluebat:

"But now, in a separate case involving a senior CAIR official who trained to kill American soldiers in jihad, prosecutors are tying CAIR even closer to terror. In court papers filed in December, federal prosecutors described CAIR as not just an apologist or sympathizer, but a supporter of terrorists.

"From its founding by Muslim Brotherhood leaders," the filing states, "CAIR conspired with other affiliates of the Muslim Brotherhood to support terrorists." The government also cited evidence "the conspirators used deception to conceal from the American public their connections to terrorists."

Perhaps some members of Congress had been fooled by CAIR's deception. But now they have no excuse. Now Sen. Barbara Mikulski, who saluted CAIR's "important work," and Sen. Paul Sarbanes, who applauded "CAIR's mission," know better.

The criminal briefing should also disabuse Rep. John Conyers, who's trumpeted CAIR's "long and distinguished history." Rep. John Dingell, who said "my office door is always open" to CAIR, now has an obligation to slam it shut.

No red-blooded American lawmaker wants to do anything that would facilitate the support of terrorists, not even Rep. Dennis Kucinich, who's gushed "CAIR has much to be proud of."

Continued support of CAIR plays right into its hands. Such endorsements are promptly posted on its Web site in an attempt to legitimize itself in the media. It also uses outreach events with the government as a kind of insurance policy against investigation.

But CAIR's tricks are wearing thin. Now it is resorting to thinly veiled threats, warning presidential candidates to avoid any "anti-Muslim rhetoric" or suffer a backlash at the polls. The group already attacked former GOP hopeful Rudy Giuliani for using the phrase "Islamic terrorism." Democrats, typically, have taken the hint. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama won't even describe the enemy as terrorists, let alone Islamic.

To continue to embrace CAIR and cater to its demands is the equivalent of legitimizing the Muslim Brotherhood, a group which gave birth to Hamas and al-Qaida.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

"I am Abu Tariq, Emir of al-Layin and al-Mashadah Sector":Diary of an Orc In Hell Called Anbar

In November of last year, U.S. Army troops raided an Orc safehouse. The house was empty but in his haste to split Abu Tariq, the Emir of al-Layin and al-Mashadah Sector, dropped his dear diary. Only now, February, has the U.S. Army (busy trying to decided what century this is) finally managed to release the diary, a gold mine collection of 'woe is me' entries and a who was who and who is now dead names. All entries serious indications of DEAD END AHEAD for Orcs.

Apparently, the U.S. Army is now fully aware that the Orcs are smoking their tuckas in the information age and in a few shorts months released the diary to a...a... fellow dinosaur?! The WAPO. Of course, they released the diary first to the Washington Post, after all, are they not worthies of excellent fellowship and we'll-back-you-to-the-end-courage in this war against the evil Orcs. To their credit, this time, the WAPO accepted the scanned copy and in deepest appreciation only sniffed a little at their gift of a the copy released on Saturday:
"The Post could not independently verify the diary's authenticity."
OMG! Standards?! The dead brains media has standards!! Oh my socks and little feet. Oh joy! At any rate, if the U.S. Army is plowing ahead with all the speed of a snail-dinosaur you, at least, have to appreciate that it is moving and so doing and did, in fact, release a copy of the Orc Diary to a member of the dead trees media. The THE dead brains media!? Look Ma! We're getting our message out. (oh, aren't you a good boy).

Frankly, I can't believe our nation's technology provides the world with the cutting edge of innovation when the higher food chain in the Army gets a clue and finally hears the nickel drop... how many years after 9/11?

"It is important we get our story out," a U.S. military official said on condition of anonymity. "I firmly believe the information part of this conflict is as very vital as the armed element of it. . . . We don't want to lose that to al-Qaeda."

Sweet heart. You lost "THAT" to the Orcs. Already. Now, you all are just playing ketchup. Must. Stay. Positive. Must. Stay. Positive.Must. Stay. Positive. Must. Stay. Positive. Must. Stay. Positive. Must. Stay. Positive.Must. Stay. Positive. Must. Stay. Positive.

Yes. The diary, released yesterday to a member of the we are not carrying water for Bush media, is an itemized list of a massive case of Whoopass. Abu Tariq, Emir of al-Layin and al-Mashadah Sector, started out with 200 men and now is down to 20.
Major Suck Wind.
He lists weapons still has in his arsenal-- 7.62mm machine guns, RPG-9 rocket-propelled grenades and C5 rockets, yada, yada, and also notes that a certain "Comrade" had "2000 C5 rockets and an RPG-9" in his possession but refused to hand them over." Major HeadsUP! Abu Tariq doesn't understand why the brother Orc would hold out on him so.

"We do not know what is his intention in that regard," Abu Tariq.

Heads up Abu. Here is a clue. Could it be that your brother Orc holds a Master's in Back-Stabbing, Cork-Screwing and Dirty-Dealing-Dealing!

Finally, Abu takes a pathetic roll call and places notes by the names of his gone but not forgotten Missing Orcs:

  • "We have not seen him for more than 20 days so far"
  • "Left three days ago."
  • "And that is the number of fighters left in my sector."
Oy vey. So. Very. Sad.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Another Democrat Mayor-CARTY FINKBEINER-Tells The Marines To Get Out of Town-'You'll Frighten the citizens'

Apparently, February is the month for Democrat petty tyrants to compete for Jackass-of-the Month centerfold by issuing orders to U.S. Marines to get out of town. Professional jerks as Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates, ( the shame of it all and him being a retired U.S. Army Captain, too) and today his dis-Honor Mayor CARTY?! FINKBEINER?! of Toledo, Ohio to let every nation and Vampire Orc know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall not pay any price, nor bear any burden, nor meet any hardship and especially not support any Marine in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty. By order of Mayor CARTY! FINKBEINER!? "A" Company, First Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, a reserve unit from Grand Rapids, Michigan was told at 3:20 pm to leave the Toledo no later than 6pm.
Mayor CARTY! FINKBEINER?! has a long WIKI rap sheet for jackassery which includes such boneheaded moves as leaving his dog inside his car on a hot day:others are--
  • Toledo restaurateur John Skiadas filed a law-suit alleging that Finkbeiner physically and verbally assaulted him at the Erie Street Market in 2000. The lawsuit was dismissed by Lucas County Common Pleas Judge Charles Wittenberg in 2004.[1][2]
  • Finkbeiner was the focus of a segment on the Daily Show poking fun at statements he made suggesting that Toledo could be the next Hollywood. During the interview, Carty expressed his ideas while the camera fixated on Toledo's most rundown neighborhoods, contrasting them with the glitz and glamor of Hollywood. The segment aired during the 1997-98 season.
  • On July 1, 1998, Carty was fined $400 and court costs after pleading guilty to ethics charges when he was Mayor, realized a $10,000 profit from Owens Corning's purchase of his condo, and his failure to publicly report the gain.[citation needed]
  • He plagiarized a single line in his KICK-OFF speech in 1998.[3]
  • In early 2006, political adversaries scoffed over the Mayor spending $9,996 of city money to complete the installation of shower facilities in his City Government building office. The project was considered "controversial" in part because the shower quote was originally $10,006, six dollars over a threshold that requires approval from City Council. The contractor was able to shave $10 from the project, thus avoiding a Council vote on the proposal. [5]
  • In May 2006, he called Toledo's African-American Fire Chief Michael Bell “King Kong” at a staff meeting. Finkbeiner later clarified his remarks as relating to the Chiefs physical stature, and Chief Bell has acknowledged in public that he took no offense to the remarks.[7]
  • In June 2006, Jack Smith resigned from his brief tenure as Chief of Police after what he described as a near-physical confrontation with the mayor after they exchanged words.[8]
  • In January 2007, Finkbeiner claimed that both he and wife Amy were treated unprofessionally by Ottawa County sheriff's deputies when they tried to visit Amy's son, an inmate, on separate occasions. Amy Finkbeiner claimed she was not allowed to use a ladies' room at the jail, while Finkbeiner said he was denied a chance to visit after visiting hours had concluded. Sheriff Bob Bratton said the deputies were only doing their jobs. [9]
  • Also, in Jaunary 2007 Finkbeiner and his press secretary were sued by radio station WSPD, claiming that First Amendment provisions regarding freedom of the press were violated when the press secretary forcibly kept a station employee out of a public press conference. Finkbeiner's objection to the employee is that he produces opinions and editorials, and is not in fact a reporter on behalf of WSPD. On January 31, a federal judge granted the station a permanent injunction requiring Finkbeiner and his staff to admit station personnel.[10]
  • FinkBeiner has also suggested a cafe be built on the Martin Luther King bridge so city employees could eat there while the bridge was undergoing construction. [11]
  • In August 2007, Finkbeiner was confronted on two occasions by reporters because he parked in a handicapped spot and left his dog in the car during a hot spell. Finkbeiner was ticketed and fined, but denied mistreating the animal.[12]