Friday, May 26, 2006
May 26, 2006
Hizbullah Secretary-General Sheikh Nasrallah Speech on Al-Manar TV: The Zionist Entity's Weakness is "Their Strong Adherence to This World"... Our Strength is the Willingness to Sacrifice Our Blood & Children... They Will Leave the Land
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The following are excerpts from a speech delivered by Hizbullah secretary-general Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, which aired on Al-Manar TV on May 23, 2006.
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Hassan Nasrallah: "This [Zionist] entity, which has many strengths - I don't have time now to list them all - has weaknesses as well. One of its most important weaknesses is the fact that it is an extraneous entity. It is not deeply rooted.
"Another of its weaknesses is the fact that its society is not homogeneous. Some Falasha Ethiopians, some from Russia, and some from I don't know where... They are bound together by a baseless and unfounded myth.
"Another weakness of this entity is that its people came because they were promised security, peace, and a life in the land of milk and honey. But if they encounter something else, they will leave this land.
"Another weakness is that both as individuals and as a collective, they are described by Allah as 'the people who guard their lives most.' Their strong adherence to this world, with all its vanities and pleasures, constitutes a weakness.
"In contrast, our people and our nation's willingness to sacrifice their blood, souls, children, fathers, and families for the sake of the nation's honor, life, and happiness has always been one of our nation's strengths."
"A year ago today I said, in Bint Jbeil, that the resistance has more than 12,000 missiles. When I say 'more than 12,000 missiles,' it doesn't mean 13,000. It doesn't mean 13,000... I acknowledge that for many years - since 1992, to be precise - the resistance has had a significant and respectable missile capability, both in quantity and quality.
Therefore, I can tell you that the north of occupied Palestine is entirely within the range of the missiles of the Lebanese resistance.
"This, of course, is the minimum. As for reaching beyond the north - the less said the better. We have no reason to say whether or not we have such capabilities. Let's keep quiet about this.
"Today the north is within the range of the missiles of the resistance - their ports, their bases, their factories, everything ... This creates a balance between the north of Palestine and the south of Lebanon and Lebanon in its entirety."
"Today, if I appear on TV... If I am talking to you and it is aired on TV, and I say to the people of the settlements in the north of occupied Palestine: "On behalf of Hizbullah, I recommend that you go down to the bomb shelters within two hours," they would all go to Tel Aviv."
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Thursday, May 25, 2006
May 26, 2006
Riots in Tehran Universities: "We Don't Want Nuclear Energy"
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Several media outlets in Iran reported, albeit in a restricted and censured fashion, that there has been rioting on several university campuses in Tehran for the past four days. The reformist Internet daily Rooz reported that over 500 members of riot-control units have besieged the Tehran University campus, and that there have been clashes between rioting students and Basij and police forces.
The riots broke out following a student protest over what appeared to be a purge of the academic faculty of Tehran University. This coincided with the marking of the "Second of Khordad," the day of the Persian month of Khordad on which Mohammad Khatami was first elected president of Iran (May 23, 1997).(1)
During the riots, eight student leaders were arrested, and, according to eyewitnesses quoted in Rooz, 25 of those under siege in the campus were wounded, five of them severely. Eyewitnesses reported that students were chanting anti-regime slogans, such as "We don't want nuclear energy" and "Forget Palestine - think of us."
The eyewitnesses also reported that Iranian security forces fired live bullets, and that shots were fired at homes outside the university. One of the students told Rooz: "The university campus is on fire, raids are being conducted throughout the campus, and the students are in fear and anxiety... Gunfire is heard from all directions... There is blood everywhere."(2) The university's telephone lines were reported to have been cut.
According to other eyewitnesses, "police riot-control units entered the campus with helmets, shields, and clubs, and beat students so severely that many can't even walk." A campus security guard told a Rooz reporter: "We were told that we were permitted to use violence against the students, but not to hit them on their heads or their faces, in order to avoid leaving marks. We were told not to be respectful towards any student, unless he is a member of the Basij student union."
One of the students said: "They are sending more riot-control forces [into the campus]. I estimate that they are about 3,000 strong... There is also an intensive presence of Ansar-e Hizbullah forces in vehicles or on motorcycles. They have also brought in several fire trucks [to disperse the students]..."(3) One of the reporters said: "Reporters who came to cover the events were stopped by university security guards, and none were permitted to enter [the campus]."(4)
Local police claim that only 100 students were involved in the riots, but according to eyewitnesses quoted by Rooz, the riots involved some 3,000 of the 4,000 students attending the main campus, and another 2,000 from the law and political science campus.(5)
The ultra-conservative daily Kayhan, which is close to Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, called the student leaders "American representatives of the [U.S.] Congress in Tehran University," and reported that "yesterday afternoon, illegal forces demonstrated in the [university] classrooms after several faculty members were forced to retire." According to Kayhan, the demonstration organizers are not even students but are from outside the university.(6)
Morteza Talai, commander of the Tehran Metropolitan Police, told the Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA) that "at 9:30 PM, 100 students gathered at the campus gates, and 20 or 30 of them started throwing stones, sticks and firebombs at homes in the area." The report continued: "[Talai said that] the police reacted with restraint, and, until 5:30 AM, made efforts to curb the demonstrators throwing the firebombs... but [the students] paid no heed... Only in the morning did the police raid [the campus], and by 7:00 AM, it had made arrests and cleared the area, with the help of municipal forces... During this activity, three students were injured while attempting to climb onto the roof of the dormitory building."
TO VIEW PICTURES FROM DEMONSTRATION, VISIT: MEMRI Demonstration Pictures
(1) The "Second of Khordad" is the name of Iran's reform movement, which in recent years has been severely suppressed by Iran's conservatives; today it has no political representation.
(2) Rooz, May 25, 2006: Eyewitnesses: Iranian Troops Firing Bullets
(3) Rooz, May 25, 2006: Ansar-e Hizbullah forces
(4) Rooz, May 25, 2006: Reporters stopped by Guards
(5) ISNA , May 25, 2006: Riots involved 3000 - 4000 Students
Rooz, May 25, 2006: Riots involved thousands
(6) Kayhan, May 25, 2006: Demonstrators reported as not students
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Wednesday, May 24, 2006
It appears that bin Laden is trying to reassert his power and control over al-Qaeda with this latest audio release. Over the past couple of years with bin Laden on the run and living in a cave, others have tried to take control over al-Qaeda Terror Enterprises. Bin Laden's mentor and partner in terror, Ayman al-Zawahri, issued a rebuke to mass murderer, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, for beheading and killing Iraqi citizens, to no avail.
So, the boys (bin Laden, al-Zawahri, and the gang) are trying to regroup their base. Hence, al-Qaeda chieftain, bin Laden is trying to regain his eminence in the global terror network.
There appears to be no honor among psychopathic and homicidal terrorists; al-Zarqawi has stolen the thunder and bin Laden wants it back.
And, it did not really take terrorism experts to come up with this synopsis. Link to News 8, KFMB San Diego, Bin Laden May Be Trying to Reassert Power by Associated Press (AP) Writer Maamoun Youssef , Cairo, Egypt.
Addition Link to my friend, Big Dog's Weblog: Capture or Kill Will Raise Approval Ratings
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Sunday, May 21, 2006
A horrific child exploitation article appear last week in Christain News Service (CNS); Muslims Kidnap,Force Christian Girls to Convert. The article described a centuries old brutal trade that is taking on new dimensions. The article indicated that young Christian girls in Zanzibar are being abducted, forced to convert to Islam and, in some cases, shipped to parts of the Islamic world. Follow the link to this heartbreaking story: Kidnaped Christians
Photo credit: Corry Stuart.Com
From World Net Daily - Two Christian men - one an American evangelist and the other a Pakistani missionary - have exposed a senior member of an al-Qaeda-linked group behind a trade in Christian children by going undercover and secretly filming their purchase of 20 boys, age six to 12.
According to a World Net Daily article, the missionaries while working undercover, made arrangements with a senior official in Jama'at-Ud-Da'Awah, an Islamic organization the WND claimed that the U.S. State Department has indirectly linked to al-Qaeda. Jama'at-Ud-Da'Awah has protested thos claims that they are linked indirectly to terrorism. Follow the story with this link to the World Net Daily article: Arab Slave Trade
For additional information regarding Child Slavery and other human interest issues, you may what to visit Corry Stuart.Com.
- Call to Bush: Help free the slaves
- Radical Islam Finds Fertile Ground on African Island
- Black slaves freed from Arab masters
- U.S.: Islamist carnage in Sudan 'genocide'
- 85 boy slaves freed in Sudan
- Congressman to be arrested over Sudan
- 56 boy slaves freed in Sudan
- Hundreds of slaves freed in Sudan
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As Mexico presses the United States to grant unrestricted citizenship to millions of illegal Mexicans and threatens to sue the United States government for enforcing national sovereignty, the Mexican Constitution places strict limitations on immigrants to its own country. They have taken on the liberalism philosophy of "do as I say, not as I do."
In brief, the Mexican Constitution states that:
- Immigrants and foreign visitors are banned from public political discourse.
- Immigrants and foreigners are denied certain basic property rights.
- Immigrants are denied equal employment rights.
- Immigrants and naturalized citizens will never be treated as real Mexican citizens.
- Immigrants and naturalized citizens are not to be trusted in public service.
- Immigrants and naturalized citizens may never become members of the clergy.
- Private citizens may make citizens arrests of lawbreakers (i.e., illegal immigrants) and hand them to the authorities.
- Immigrants may be expelled from Mexico for any reason and without due process.
“I Want My Country Back.” You can go too 760 KFBM AM San Diego talkshow host Rick Robert's famous blog entry by CLICKING HERE. Feel free to post Rick's rant on every blog you read, and e-mail it to every friend you have. If you would like to listen to it, CLICK HERE. You can also sign our ONLINE PETITION and get a sticker by CLICKING HERE
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Friday, May 19, 2006
May 19, 2006
Guard to Assume Title 32 Mission at U.S.- Mexico Border in June
Lt. Gen. H Steven Blum, National Guard Bureau chief, told reporters Tuesday that the Guard can meet its overseas obligations, respond to domestic crises and still perform a new role at the country's border with Mexico.
The briefing followed President Bush's speech Monday, where he said the country must first secure its borders with the help of some 6,000 National Guard personnel on Title 32 duty - funded by the federal government but under command of border state governors. The missions would likely be part of Guard annual training.
In addition, the president said officials would beef up security with high-tech fencing around urban areas, new patrol roads, motion sensors and other technological advances.
At Tuesday's briefing, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said the president has "put on the turbo chargers with this anti-illegal migrant effort."
He noted Mr. Bush's proposal to double the number of Border Patrol personnel by the end of 2008 and anticipates that military forces will begin border duty in June.
Mr. Chertoff also explained that the goal is not "arrest and remove" but to deter illegal immigration through regulation and tracking of those who cross the border and alleviate the pressure on Border Patrol officials.
The Guard's experience with its counterdrug program for more than 20 years, he said, makes it extremely adaptable to the new border mission.
Officials also tried to quell fears that the Guard is overextended, stating that the troops necessary would make up less than 2 percent of the Guard's available strength.
Paul McHale, assistant secretary for Homeland Defense, who also participated in the briefing, said military forces would work on a rotational basis for up to 12 months.
"Military support will not exceed 3,000 personnel during a possible second year of deployment," he added.
Guard missions will include surveillance and reconnaissance, engineering support, transportation support, logistics support, vehicle dismantling, medical support, barrier and infrastructure construction, road building and linguistics support.
"The $756 million [allocated for the Guard in President Bush's supplemental request] is above and beyond all previously budgeted expenses related to annual training," Mr. McHale said.
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Bosun's suggestion not related to NAGUS: Please visit Big Dogs Weblog for a very interesting illegal smuggling story about a concerned citizen's report that allowed police to stop a truck sneaking 91 Illegals into the country..... El Sneako In The El Trucko Open Trackback
NGAUS Legislative Update
May 19, 2006
Border Budget Request
On Thursday, the White House submitted an emergency funding request of $1.9 billion for the President’s border security initiative. The request includes: $1.2 billion for the Department of Homeland Security — $500 million for new security infrastructure and surveillance equipment, $342 million for enforcement activities and $330 million to hire 1,000 new Border Patrol agents and establish new training facilities. Also included was a request of $756 million for the National Guard deployment.
The funding for the border initiative will be part of the FY06 Emergency Supplemental that is being debated between House and Senate conference negotiators. The funding for the border initiative will be offset by funding for other programs included within the supplemental bill. Reconciling the House version and the Senate version of the bill could prove tricky. The House bill is funded at $91.9 billion while the Senate version is funded at $108.0 billion. The President has threatened to veto the Supplemental if it exceeds his cap of $94.5 billion.
HASC Hearing on H.R. 5200
Sources in the House indicate that the House Armed Services Committee may hold a hearing on the H.R. 5200, the National Guard Empowerment and Enhancement Act. The hearing is tentatively scheduled for June 14. No word on the specific details of the hearing are available at this time.
On Wednesday, May 17, the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense (SAC-D) held a hearing to discuss the FY07 defense budget. While the testimony was to focus on the overall status of U.S. forces from the perspective of the Defense Secretary and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, members focused questions on Guard issues in light of the President’s announcement that the National Guard would play a role in border security in an effort to address illegal immigration along the southwestern border.
LTG H. Steven Blum, Chief of the National Guard Bureau, testified along with Defense Secretary Rumsfeld and Gen Pace, Chairman of the JCS, regarding the President’s plan to deploy Guard personnel to the Southwest border with Mexico. While the exact implementation to the plan is still being developed, the proposal would provide 6,000 Guard personnel to act as auxiliary support for the border agents and included possible infrastructure and reconnaissance support.
SASC Hearing on Border Issues
The National Guard’s role in border security was again the focus on Wednesday afternoon, when Guard Chief, LTG H. Steven Blum testified along with Mr. Paul McHale, Assistant Secretary of Defense for homeland defense. The focus of the hearing regarded the President’s plan to deploy Guard personnel to the Southwest border with Mexico. Members questioned the limited details of the plan such as the efficiency of frequently rotating personnel as proposed by the plan. Several Senators inquired on the timing of the proposal, most especially those who have offered amendments to increase funding for border patrol and border security in the past. LTG Blum and Assistant Secretary McHale both assured that details of the plan would be forthcoming. They indicated that a list of mission sets to be needed from the Guard were being developed by the Department of Homeland Security. The Department of Defense is expected to receive the list on Friday (May 19). LTG Blum reiterated to committee members that this mission would be similar to the Guard’s missions supporting drug interdiction operations on the border and would draw upon the successes operations.
Video coverage of both the SASC and Appropriations hearing are available on the C-SPAN homepage www.C-SPAN.org. Click on video library defense/security.
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Thursday, May 18, 2006
Venezuelan F-16 [LMTAS photo]
Because of our latest problem with Chávez, regarding his plan to sell his aging fleet of F-16 aircraft to the highest bidder, one has to wonder why Venezuela has them in the first place. According to an article in the China Daily, dated January 11, 2006,
Venezuela purchased its fleet of 21 F-16 aircraft in 1983. U.S. officials have said the contract signed in 1982, does not obligate the United States to supply parts indefinitely to Venezuela or to upgrade the planes.In 1983, Venezuela was one of the longest running democracies south of the border and was a friend and trading partner to the United States. The United States has a habit of doing well intentioned trade agreements and arms sales with our friends, only to later get it broken off, when the situation changes. One might say that our foreign policy has been a series of well intentioned follies of error.
Unfortunately, a good friend and ally has turned on us. Perhaps our State Deparment and Foreign Relations officials have been asleep. Perhaps out leadership does not know who their friends are. Who knows. Here is a country, Venezuela, whose relationship with the United States has soured because of its socialist leader.
Hugo Chávez did not show up as blip on the radar screen until 1992. According to Wikipedia online encyclopedia, Hugo Chávez, a former paratroop lieutenant-colonel who led an unsuccessful coup d'état in 1992, was jailed and later released. In December 1998, Chávez was elected President on a platform that called for the creation of a "Fifth Republic", a new constitution, a new name ("the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela"), and a new set of social relations between socioeconomic classes. In 1999, voters approved a referendum on a new constitution, and in 2000, re-elected Chávez, also placing many members of his Movement for the Fifth Republic political party in the National Assembly. Supporters of Chávez call the process symbolised by him the Bolivarian Revolution, and organise themselves in open, local, participatory assemblies called Bolivarian Circles.
By 2001, Chávez was in the pocket of Fidel Castro and courting Iran. In May 2001, Mr. Chávez followed the Cuban leader, who was in Tehran and decided with the Iranian leaders to jointly combat the United States. In that 2001 visit, the Iranian Press Service reported at the time that:
Mr. Chávez had friendly relations with Communist Cuba, but unlike Tehran and Havana, maintained also close relations with Washington, that has imposed trade embargo against both Islamic Republic and Communist Cuba. President Chávez met all senior tenors of Iranian leadership.Since 2001 the problems with Chávez have become worse. He has spiraled down the toilet along with Venezuela - United States relations. Watch out. It is likely as the problems with Venezuelan - United States relations worsen, Democrats such as, Clinton, Madeline Albright and other liberal pundits will undoubtedly point to President Bush as the "yeehaw" president who alienated the United States from their global village. As you can see, the warning signs have been there for several years.
Denouncing the US "hegemony" and stressing on Iran’s opposition to "all forms of pressure and oppression", the staunchly anti-US Khameneh'i noted that Latin American countries had resisted the hegemony of the United States thanks to the support of their people. Khameneh'i added, "Latin America has a profound and independent identity and culture and must be protected."
Chávez for his part stressed that the war against imperialism and hegemony was a "common point" between Iran and Venezuela.
According to a memorandum of understanding signed by Chávez and Khatami, the two states set up a high commission on expansion of the bilateral political, economic, cultural and scientific relations between the two countries
Stay tuned for additional articles on the weapons trade program.
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Wednesday, May 17, 2006
According to an article that appeared in the Jerusalem Post by KHALED ABU TOAMEH, the Aksa Martyrs Brigades, threatened to strike at US and European interests in response to international sanctions on the Palestinian Authority. The threat by Abbas' Fatah party came as Palestinians marked the 58th anniversary of the nakba, or catastrophe (the secular anniversary of Israel's independence).
"We won't remain idle in the face of the siege imposed on the Palestinian people by Israel, the US and other countries," said a leaflet issued by the Aksa Martyrs Brigades in the Gaza Strip. "We will strike at the economic and civilian interests of these countries, here and abroad." Link to the article ThreatsTechnorati tags: Gaza, Palestinian, Abbas, Fatah, Europe, Nakaba, Aksa, Poor, Third World, Politics, Trade, Economics, Foreign Relations, International, Threats, US, Vienna, European, World, War, Sanctions, Inflation, Israel
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Caracas, Venezuela (AP) Venezuela is considering selling its fleet of U.S.-made F-16 fighter jets to another country, perhaps Iran, in response to a United States announced ban on arms sales to President Hugo Chavez's government, a military official said Tuesday.
Was this an excuse to sell F-16 aircraft or was it the reason why the United States suddenly announced that it was suspending arms sales to Venezuela?
Looks like Chavez is now moving up on the radar screen. He appears to be on tracking at a constant bearing, decreasing range. There appears to be a problem developing.
General Alberto Muller, a senior adviser to Chavez, told The Associated Press he had recommended to the defense minister that Venezuela consider selling the 21 jets to another country.
Muller said he thought it was worthwhile to consider "the feasibility of a negotiation with Iran for the sale of those planes."
Even before the U.S. announced the ban on arms sales Monday, Washington had stopped selling Venezuela sensitive upgrades for the F-16 aircraft.
Chavez has previously warned he could share the U.S. jets with Cuba if Washington does not supply parts for the planes. He also has said he may look into buying fighter jets from Russia or China instead. Source Breitbart News Service: F-16 Sales.
As Venezuela moves up on the target list, most Venezuela-watchers believe that Chavez is moving his country towards a command economy on the Cuban model and install a communist government. Venezuela is transforming into a radial government before our vary eyes.
Interestingly in April, Chavez ordered nationalization of foreign oil companies because, " This country does not allow itself to be blackmailed." Venezuela's Oil and Energy Minister Rafael Ramirez said, "These two multinational companies resist adjusting to our law. Our sovereignty isn't under negotiation." Talk about blackmail. Chavez is trying to blackmail the United States and hold the Western Hemisphere hostage with his energy maneuvering.
The close link between Chavez and Iran does not come at a surprise, either. In a La Nueva Cuba news article several months ago Rijock claimed of a possible Hezbollah, North Korea, Iran, and Chavez government connection. Rijock claims that Iran has plans to ship missiles to Chavez in oil tankers so as not to be suspected. Chavez may transfer them to Cuba.
Financial Crimes Consultant Kenneth Rijock indicated separately that Isla Margarita, a semi desert island just off the coast of Venezuela, is home to Venezuela's Hezbollah contingent, Lebanese -Venezuelans. Rijock believes that when foreign agents enter Isla Margarita, they sometimes take up temporary residence in Cuba.
There is a lot more to Chavez than meets the eye. Perhaps he is on a collision course with the United States.
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Sunday, May 14, 2006
"U.S. firms stand by, prohibited from bidding on contracts; lawmakers propose opening up U.S. coast for drilling." There are now plans for foreign oil companies to explore and drill for oil off the coast of Cuba. Our own United States lawmakers have blocked U.S. oil wells for some time. Now they are fuming at these developments. To make matters worst, U.S. companies were invited to bid, but, were prevented from bidding because of "No Trade" regulations in place with Cuba. For the rest of the article go to: Gulf Oil Partnership
Our liberal legislators have blocked oil exploration off the U.S. coast and in Alaska for years. We have vast oil reserves off the coasts and in Alaska that remain untapped due to environmental restrictions and concerns for wildlife. We are going wake up a third rate country in a few years, if liberals such as Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Ted and Pat Kennedy, Dick Durbin, Joe Biden, and other liberals get their way. Liberals are too busy trying to regain power and sink our President to worry about "the wolves at the door."
While we were moaning about NSA monitoring and other "important" liberal agendas, Venezuelan Dictator Hugo Chavez was over in Europe politicking. Chavez' agenda was to drum up support for his country. Chavez promised to give poor Europeans oil. Looks like he has been making progress:
Also the same information was found at Prensa Latina:
The president of Venezuela wants to provide cheap heating oil to Europeans on low incomes.
Hugo Chavez made his announcement at a gathering in Vienna of activists and representatives of social movements and non-governmental groups on Saturday evening.
Chavez worked out a similar deal to deliver discount heating oil this past winter to needy Americans in parts of the eastern United States.
"I'd like to do the same here in Europe," he said. Source: MWC News - A site Without Borders
Oil speaks louder than reason and America is going to wake up one morning being very much alone, similar to the way the Israelis feel in the Middle East. We are going to wake up being the piranhas of the west.
Vienna, May 14 (Prensa Latina) President Hugo Chavez said Venezuela will supply low-cost fuel to provide heating to the poor European communities, similar to the system in force at eight US states, through its two refineries in Germany and one at the UK.
He explained at the social forum alternative to the 4th European Union-Latin America Summit, that the oil company CITGO supplies 40 million gallons of oil to 180,000 US families plus 20 shelters at 40 percent discount.
He added that Venezuela's embassies will arrange the supply program with support from the social organizations that will ID and monitor that the supplies reach the needy. Source: Prensa Latina - Chavez: Fuel for Poor Europeans
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stamp photos obtained from IranStamp.Com
President Bush please level with the American people about "Emir" Ahmadinejad.
Ahmadinejad is not referred to "Emir" out of any kind of perverted respect; Ahmadinejad actually believes his is going to usher in the Khalifatullah (caliph of Allah).
Unfortunately the Dhimmis of the world community are trying hard not to become targets. How little do they know that they are the targets. Not long ago Ahmadinejad was simply thought of as a crackpot radical. However, since he was elected into office, Ahmadinejad has slowly gaining traction in the Global Village.
Madeline Albright and all the other kool-aide drinkers seem to think that they can make peace with Ahmadinejad through appeasement and diplomacy. Ask his own people, many who are oppressed and in dire straits, what they think of him. Ahmadinejad is very complex and will be extremely dangerous within the next decade. In April 2006, The UK Telegraph published an article about Ahmadinejad's ambitions, The Frightening Truth of why Iran wants a bomb by Amir Taheri:
One should sees that Ahmadinejad believes himself to be either "The Caller" or may be the one who will usher in "The Caller." Ahmadinejad believes he is on a mission from Allah. Last September Ahmadinejad told the mullahs, that as he addressed the United Nations' General Assembly in New York, the "Hidden Imam drenched the place in a sweet light"
Last Monday, just before he announced that Iran had gate crashed "the nuclear club", President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad disappeared for several hours. He was having a "khalvat" with the Hidden Imam, the 12th and last of the imams of Shiism who went into "grand occultation" in 941.
According to Shia lore, the Imam is a messianic figure who, although in hiding, remains the true Sovereign of the World. In every generation, the Imam chooses 36 men, (and, for obvious reasons, no women) naming them the owtad or "nails", whose presence, hammered into mankind's existence, prevents the universe from "falling off". Although the "nails" are not known to common mortals, it is, at times, possible to identify one thanks to his deeds. It is on that basis that some of Ahmadinejad's more passionate admirers insist that he is a "nail", a claim he has not discouraged. For example, he has claimed that last September, as he addressed the United Nations' General Assembly in New York, the "Hidden Imam drenched the place in a sweet light". Link to the source: The Frightening Truth......
And listen for the Day when the Caller will call out from a place quite near. The Day when they will hear a (mighty) Blast in Truth: That will be the Day of Resurrection. . . .We know best what they say; And thou are not one to overawe them by force. So admonish with the Qur'an such as fear My Warning! Source: Surah 50:41-45 Qaf (Abdullah Yusuf Ali, The Holy Qur'an, Amana Corporation, 1989.)One must stay focused on Ahmadinejad's bizarre speeches. To illustrate Ahmadinejad's delusions of grandeur, lets look in al-Muntazar magazine:
Imam Mahdi (as): The Only Path to Global Security Again, the world is paying forThe return of the Mahdi constitutes the most frequent prediction of the imams. Al-Kultani and Al-Nu'mani consecrated an entire chapter and Ibn Babunye passed down in thirteen chapters the predictions of the Prophet, Fatima and of the eleven imams on the subject of the Twelfth imam. One begins to see a correlation between Ahmadinejad's rants and these revelations from al-Muntazar Magazine.
its deeds. Widespread global unrest, murders, killings, plunder, pillage, confusion, commotion, shortages and scarcities in the market, high prices of commodities, unreliability, straitening of sustenance, etc. are all results and consequences of human vices and misdeeds. Allah the Almighty has drawn the attention of man towards this stark reality in the Holy Qur'an long back. "Mischief is manifest in the land and the sea for what the people have earned." (Surah Rome (30), Verse 41)
Next time you hear Albright or one of the other political pundits give their opinions regarding Ahmadinejad, be skeptical and concerned. These pundits, whom we elect or appoint to protect us, do not understand the gravity of the situation. They, the political pundits, want to keep President Bush off balance and want their powerbase back, at any cost. And, Ahmadinejad wants to establish the Khalifatullah as promised in the Qur'an.
It will take every option at our disposal to gain control of the situation. War may not be the answer, perhaps regime change by the people may be the answer. However, if preemptive measures must be taken, that option need to remain on the table. The decisions are going to be difficult and may be painful. But, our own leader must be honest with the people and be decisive if the situation develops.
Sources used for this op-ed:
- al-Muntazar magazine: Imam Mahdi
- al Qiyamah, The Hidden Imam Mahdi
- Ansar Web: (Belief in) Infallibility
- Azadar Net: Bringing Azadari to Azadars
- Dua'a: Sahraz Imam Mehdi
- Telegraph UK: The Frightening Truth.....
- Hujjatullah (proof of Allah). Khalifatullah (caliph of Allah), Muntazar (The Awaited)
- Encyclopaedia of the Orient: Muhammad al Mahdi, The 12th Imam
Saturday, May 13, 2006
Re-posted from TCSDaily with permission from the editor.
This opinion-editorial was written by Michael Rosen : Rosen's BIO 10 May 2006
We now know that in addition to a Holocaust denier, a fierce enemy of Israel, a nuclear aficionado, and an exponent of the Shia apocalypse, Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad fancies himself quite the defense attorney.
In a rambling, discursive letter cataloguing the iniquities of America and its leaders, Ahmadinejad asks President Bush dozens of pointed, rhetorical questions. As petulant and accusatory as the missive is, though, it reveals volumes about the Iranian regime and its perspective on history and current affairs. American policymakers would do well to pay close attention.
The letter, thought to be the first direct communication between the Islamic Republic and the United States since 1979, attracted copious publicity on Monday. Newspapers, cable anchors, and talk radio buzzed rhapsodically about the possibility of a "diplomatic opening" between the countries, a possible step back from the nuclear brink. Even the Jerusalem Post quoted an Iranian spokesman as saying that the letter offered "new solutions for getting out of international problems and current fragile situation of the world."
Sadly, the fondest hopes of the media were dashed when the letter actually arrived in the U.S. (via the Swiss embassy) and was published by Paris's Le Monde.
The breathtakingly presumptuous correspondence begins with the Iranian leader wondering "how one can justify the undeniable contradictions that exist in the international arena."
And then the questions begin.
First, Ahmadinejad asks President Bush, "Can one by a follower of Jesus Christ (PBUH [Peace Be Upon Him]), the great Messenger of God" and at the same time attack countries, destroy people's possessions, and kill one hundred thousand people (in Iraq)?
In this inquiry, the Iranian president begins to cultivate his penchant for lawyerly tactics. He starts with a feeble attempt to build rapport with Bush -- a man of faith -- by appealing to his Christian nature (and, for good measure, adding his own praise for Jesus, who is also a Muslim prophet and whom he later describes as "the Messenger of peace and forgiveness"). But reminding the U.S. president of his Christianity serves another purpose, too: laying the trap for one of the many "contradictions" presented by Bush's barbaric behavior.
Ahmadinejad hammers home this point less subtly later on in addressing inmates at Guantanamo and in "secret prisons" throughout Europe who are deprived of legal representation and "international monitoring." Never mind that the mullahs have largely transformed all of Iran into a prison state: at least they may know a little something about giving the boot to international monitors.
Mahmoud's view is, instead: "I fail to understand how such actions correspond to the values outlined in the beginning of this letter, i.e. the teachings of Jesus Christ (PBUH), human rights and liberal values."
He goes on to mention Jesus a total of ten times, devoting numerous paragraphs to his teachings and those of Moses and the Koran, where he quotes Jesus saying: "And surely Allah is my Lord and your Lord, therefore serves Him; this is the right path, Marium." (19, 36). Whether this is all meant as an ecumenical message of brotherhood or a more ominous prediction that Christians will soon be converted to Islam -- well, judge for yourself.
But consider this: the letter states that "changes happen fast and come at a furious pace" and that "the world is gravitating toward faith in the Almighty and justice." Read in light of Ahmadinejad's purported subscription to the esoteric, apocalyptic return of the 12th imam, the epistle to Bush appears menacing indeed.
Then the Iranian dictator really digs in on his favorite topic: Israel. By now, of course, he has established his reputation as an avowed opponent of the existence of the Jewish state.
He starts by observing that "the establishment of a new country with a new people, is a new phenomenon that is exclusive to our times" and that Israel didn't exist on a map 60 years ago. Ahmadinejad -- a self-described student and teacher of history -- seems to have forgotten that the Jewish people are about as ancient as the Persians and that a sovereign Jewish presence in the land now called Israel dates back 3,000 years.
His history lesson also encompasses World War II -- another pet project. In an elliptical passage that needs to be properly understood in the original Farsi, he writes that "after the war, they claimed that six million Jews had been killed...let us assume that these events are true." Well there's an improvement! The Tehran Terror at least acknowledges the possibility of the Holocaust. A diplomatic opening, perhaps?
Unfortunately not. This is just prologue to the standard script: Israel murders children, destroys houses, imprisons the innocent, etc. and the United States faithfully obeys, assiduously vetoing Security Council resolutions critical of Israel and funding the Jewish state. He takes Bush to task for pressuring the duly elected, Hamas-led Palestinian government into recognizing Israel.
Here, again, the lessons of history -- and democracy -- have eluded Ahmadinejad: the Palestinians were free to elect whomever they wished and, indeed, Hamas represents the values of a majority of its constituents. But if that government in turn chooses to repudiate the agreements solemnized by its predecessors -- namely, a recognition of Israel's right to exist -- it deserves none of the rewards promised in those treaties.
Meanwhile, in Israel, it's been a busy couple of days. On Monday, elder statesman Shimon Peres reminded Iran that it, too, could be "wiped off the map." And on Tuesday, the head of military intelligence acknowledged that Iran would acquire nuclear weapons by 2010 if its project proceeds apace. More disturbingly, he concluded that the Iranians have embarked on secretive projects that even Israeli intelligence cannot monitor. Oh, and on Sunday the London Times reported that Israel had foiled a plot hatched by Hamas, the Iranian surrogate in the region, to kill Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.
But I digress; Ahmadinejad has so many more grievances to nurse. He waxes indignant about everything from America's Latin American policy to the 1953 coup that toppled Mossadegh in Iran to U.S. support for Saddam in the Gulf war to freezing Iranian assets to looting the natural resources of Africa to permitting homelessness and unemployment to take root at home, and so forth.
He even implies American connivance in the 9/11 attacks -- in the form of a question, of course: "Could [the attacks] be planned and executed without coordination with intelligence and security services -- or their extensive infiltration?" The U.S. is responsible for a cover up, for frightening its own citizens, and for warmongering in Afghanistan and Iraq. At times, it's easy to wonder whether he simply outsourced this letter to MoveOn.org.
But contrary to predictions that the missive wouldn't address the nuclear crisis, Ahmadinejad questions American opposition to the Iranian projects, wondering "in what other point in history has scientific and technical progress been a crime? Can the possibility of scientific achievements being utilised for military purposes be reason enough to oppose science and technology altogether?"
This final rhetorical question is one that policymakers here, in Europe, and at the UN will have to grapple with over the coming months and years. Given that harnessing the atom's energy can yield both peaceful and bellicose results, if we stick with the pure, technocratic, mechanistic approach set forth by the IAEA, the UN Security Council, the Non-Proliferation Treaty, and the like, it will be exceedingly difficult to convince the "international community" of Iran's malfeasance. We will surely find ourselves bogged down in a diplomatic quagmire of Moscow's and Beijing's making.
But if we open our eyes, actually pay attention to the words coming out of Tehran, and take those words seriously, we might build a united front in opposition to the hateful ravings of the mullahs. Fortunately, this letter provides us with just this opportunity; the State Department could begin by publishing it far and wide -- in Farsi and in translation.
Ahmadinejad concludes his epistle by claiming, quite correctly, that "History tells us that repressive and cruel governments do not survive." Here's hoping that his is among them.
Michael M. Rosen, TCS Daily's IP columnist, is an attorney in San Diego.
Mona: (singing "Blowin' with the Wind" with Lisa) How many roads must a man walk down, before you can call him a man....
Homer: (interrupts out of nowhere) Mmmmmm....Seven?
Lisa: No Dad, it's a rhetorical question.
Homer: (trying to think) Rhetorical, ey....Eight?
Lisa: Do you even know what 'rhetorical' means?
Homer: Do I know what "rhetorical" means?
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The story went on to say that an unnamed defense official indicated that the Pentagon has begun drawing up plans to send troops and equipment to the border where hundreds of thousands of migrants enter the country illegally each year. Friday evening, Fox News weighed in saying that plan may include state National Guard personnel, at the discretion of their southern state governors. Fox News mentioned that it may include a provision for reimbursement by the federal government.
Bos'un Comment: Immigration has emerged as one of the top political issues of 2006. Our pundits are jumping into it with various degrees of enthusiasm. Our social engineers of the left helped to stage a nationwide day of protest to put pressure on the Democrats and Republicans. Although the turnout was large, especially in Los Angeles, the day of protest did nothing more than offer illegals and sympathizers a day off to party. Actually, the day helped ease traffic congestion. Our head "amnestiest," President George W. Bush, is scheduled to address the nation on immigration reform on Monday evening as the Senate gets ready to renew debates on a bill to tighten border security and give an estimated 12 million illegal immigrants a way to legalize their status. President Bush is not getting a free pass on his cozy relationship with President Fox of Mexico. And, we really should be worried about other than Mexican (OTM) illegals, drug cartel smuggling, and other criminal activities that cross along our borders with Mexico and Canada. Who knows what is coming across or what might get smuggled across.
California Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, does not support that idea and is going to throw his monkey wrench into the plan. Apparently, Schwarzenegger indicated that using National Guard for border security is, "maybe not the right way to go." Schwarzenegger commented that, "I think that we should let them go to work, back to work again." However, Schwarzenegger did concede that the federal government is obliged to secure the borders.
At any rate, the solution to this problem is difficult. Our national security does depend on who we allow into the United States.
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Thursday, May 11, 2006
Bos'un comments: Well, Madeline "Not so Bright" you may have showed your ignorance again. IF the following article from IRNA is true, you and the rest of the jackass lefti liberals of the past administration are partly to blame for what is happening in current events today. We will have to see who else weighs in the the letter from President Ahmadinejad to President Bush. Could it be that when, "Emir" Ahmadinejad said that the letter actually contained a clear message of invitation to human beliefs, adding that its response will determine the future that the "Emir" was extending da'wa (invitation to Islam) before he can make jihad against the infidels. From what I understand, if the infidels refuse, then the "Emir" may declare jihad legally according to sha'ria. The letter sounded very arrogant.
The following article was obtained from Islamic Republic News Agency:
President says his letter to President Bush was invitation to Islam
Jakarta, May 11, IRNA - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said here Thursday that his letter to President George W. Bush did not concern the nuclear dossier, but rather was an invitation to Islam and the prophets culture. He made the above remarks in reply to a reporter while attending press conference on his letter to President Bush in Jakarta in the afternoon of the third day of his stay in Jakarta. "The letter was an invitation to monotheism and justice, which are common to all divine prophets. If the call is responded positively, there will be no more problems to be solved," added the president. For the rest of the article: Ahmadinejad
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Monday, May 08, 2006
You'll have the read and judge this one for yourself. Read the details at WorldNetDaily.com!
Apologists for illegals: Name baby 'Lou Dobbs'
I want my country back!! Rick Roberts, 760 KFMB AM San Diego, did a broadcast “I Want My Country Back.” You can get to the blog entry by CLICKING HERE. According to Roberts, feel free to post it on every blog you read, and e-mail it to every friend you have. If you would like to listen to the broadcast, CLICK HERE. You can also sign Rick Roberts' ONLINE PETITION and get an "I want my country back sticker," by CLICKING HERE.
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Update: "By Ashton Williams, AP
CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) -- An 18-year-old gunman opened fire outside a suburban Washington police station Monday, killing one officer and wounding two others before he was shot and killed, authorities said. No motive was disclosed. [read more]"
Okay. So this time it was domestic, but what about tomorrow? Am I paranoid, or what?
Sunday, May 07, 2006
According to an article in World Net Daily (WND), Britain's secret intelligence service, M16, has identified six Pakistani scientists working in Iran's nuclear bomb program who have been "advising al-Qaida on how to weaponize fissionable materials it has now obtained." Apparently intelligence sources obtained from Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin believe that the scientists would only have been allowed to assist al-Qaida with the authority of Iran's unpredictable President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
If true, this paints a very grave picture of the current situation in South Asia. Read the latest news stories and speculative information at WND: Britain's MI6 Confirms Bin Laden Nukes
This latest threat in nothing new in the history of the controversial Pakistani president, Musharraf has survived several assassination attempts.
Musharraf is a leading ally in the region who supports President Bush in the war on terrorism and the hunt for al-Qaeda. bin Laden's al-Qaeda organization believes that Musharraf is a puppet of the west. Recently, al-Qaeda deputy, Ayman al-Zawahri, issued a videotape calling for Pakistanis to overthrow Musharraf.
Musharraf has continued to walk a delicate tightrope in Pakistan's South Asian politics. Musharraf continues to maintain the loyalty of his armed forces, even though, there are many who are pro-Taliban fundamentalists.
The United States and Pakistan last week agreed on a wide range of security and defense issues, from weapon supplies to the war on terror to a review proposals for converting their alliance against terror into a ‘deeper and long-standing relationship.’
So, it is conceivable that al-Qaeda and the Taliban feel the pressures of increased cooperation and plan to try to disrupt that cooperation.
In their news release, DAWN credits the leaflet story to Reuters. Please visit DAWN for the complete story: ‘Osama’ leaflets circulated in tribal area
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Photo from Federal Air Marshal
What started out as a routine flight for American Airlines Flight 1874 turned out to be an exciting ending for more than 120 passengers and air crew at Newark Liberty International Airport.
Flight attendants and passengers apparently noticed five passengers speaking in foreign languages with some type of "aircraft flight materials" during their flight from Dallas Fort Worth International. The Federal Air Marshal Service (FAMS) Agent aboard the flight was contacted and an alert went out.
When Flight 1874 arrived on Saturday afternoon, the five foreign aviation students, four Angolans and one Israeli, were detained, until their stories were checked out. Apparently the five were returning from a helicopter training school in Texas and had their study material with them on their flight.
Imagine being seated near five guys speaking in foreign languages looking a flight training materials. One would have to be suspicious at that scenario.
After the plane landed at Newark, the five were placed in custody and taken away by security personnel. One passenger later interviewed on television indicated that he was not aware of the possible in-flight emergency, but, witnessed the men being placed in handcuffs and taken away when the plane landed. The passenger indicated that all luggage was off loaded checked on the tarmac by explosive detection dogs and security personnel before the passengers left.
Bravo Zulu (a time-honored maritime signal meaning "Well Done") to the in-flight air crew and the Federal Air Marshal for their professionalism in handling a potential serious incident.
The Federal Air Marshal Service (FAMS) is a United States federal government law enforcement agency. It was founded by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in 1968 to combat the rash of hijackings occurring during the 1960s and early 1970s. Its mission is to safeguard flights against aircraft hijacking ("skyjacking") and all other forms of crimes in or around commercial aircraft.We are lucky that this happened on the weekend when most of the liberal news bloodhounds of the mainstream media (MSM) were asleep or out doing whatever they do when they are off, otherwise we would have a bunch of anti-law enforcement rhetoric criticizing the situation and demanding ACLU to look into profiling.
Under the Homeland Security Act of 2002, air marshals were transferred to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In 2005, DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff ordered the realignment of the FAMS from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to a division within the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
TSA is also proposing to expand the use of Federal Air Marshals within the entire public transit sector. In a pilot program announced in December 2005 the TSA stated they will implement a program to have air marshals cover buses, light rail, passenger rail systems and ferries across the country. (Additional Source: Washington Post)
Technorati tags: FAMS, Air Marshal, In-flight Safety, Airport Security, Aircraft Hijacking, Sky Marshal, FBI, Newark, Dallas - Fort Worth, Avaition Security, Flight 1874, TSA, Law Enforcement, Passenger Safety, MSM, Opinion