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Monday, April 30, 2007

ALERT: EU is ripping us off & using OUR name to do it!

This is just another reason why we should never trust an ally, just like President George Washington stated in his farewell address. They will stab you in the back the first chance they get. That is what Europe is doing now.
EADS: Partner or proliferator?
CSP Occasional Paper Apr 25, 2007

In this paper, the Center argues that the U.S.'s involvement with European defense conglomerate EADS poses potentially serious problems for our security. For example, although EADS routinely bids for U.S. defense contracts, it sells military equipment to Iran and China, and has even been fingered in a scheme in which Iran purchased nuclear weapons parts.

If EADS wants to be a legitimate, reliable partner for the U.S., it must stop its dangerous and irresponsible behavior, plain and simple. Its bribery, corruption, proliferation, and anti-Americanism need to come to an end. Also, it must fully make clear the extent to which Putin's Russia - which owns a substantial part of the company - is capable of guiding EADS policy.

Until these behaviors are changed, the U.S. has every right to deny EADS a role in our national security.

View Full Paper (PDF).
We must let all Americans know the truth. This is not right. As a matter of fact, it is very dangerous! We are the informers, so let us inform! Get writing, e-mailing, calling, and doing whatever it takes to get this news to as many people as possible.

We got the truth out about Islam vs. Islamists. We can do this. Thank you for all of your help. Have a wonderful day.

Hat tip: Bryan Hill, Research Associate, Center for Security Policy.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Little Green Footballs (LGF): Most depraved Jihadists

Courtesy of LGF

Saturday, April 21, 2007

The Most Depraved Jihad Video Yet

Both LGF and I felt physically ill after watching this. Don’t click through if you don’t think you can handle it; LiveLeak has a censored clip of the ~12-year old boy seen in a newly released jihad video butchering a helpless captive: 12 year old boy beheads man (Censored Version).

The actual beheading is not shown in this clip, but it’s still one of the worst things I’ve ever seen.

Sat, Apr 21, 2007 at 2:02:04 pm PST

Friday, April 20, 2007

Harry Reid, run from reality

Courtesy of Rick Roberts, KFMB San Diego

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April 20th, 2007

What kind of message is Harry Reid, the Senate Majority Leader of the United States of America, sending terrorists when he says the following:

    “I believe that this war is lost. And this surge is not accomplishing anything.”
Who do you think that encourages? I’ll tell you who it encourages. It encourages Ahmed G. al-Qaeda in his cave who receives the word via courier pigeon. He was probably pretty down since his ass is being kicked by our military, but once he finds out that our politicians are revisiting the Vietnam era mentality, boy, I’m sure that puts the spur right back into his boot!

Do you really think this helps America, “SENATOR” Reid? Do you really think there’s ANY legit reason WHATSOEVER that he espoused this BULL CRAP?

Reid is one of the most powerful people in our country. He should watch his mouth.

If a talk show host can be fired for one racist slip, a politician should be ousted for a treasonous quip.

You know, the last I checked, Mr. REID, our American flag was still flying high. Last I checked, we weren’t flying the Caliphate flag of the Islamic State! I’m pretty damn sure our brave men FIGHTING in HARM’S WAY for your ability to say such moronic things are NOT convinced that they’re VOLUNTEERING to fight a war that we have already lost.


Once upon a time we used to enforce laws of treason in this country. “Senator” Harry Reid is a pretty damn good reason why we should start enacting those laws once again.

This is NOT how a representative of our nation protects a nation’s sovereignty and security– This is NOT how you win a war.

In my opinion, he’s no better than John Walker Lindh. SLAP THAT TURBAN ON YOUR HEAD AND GET THE HELL OUT OF THIS COUNTRY, REID!!!

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Palestinian Legislative Council Speaker Sheikh Ahmad Bahr, From Hamas, In Friday Sermon in Sudan: U.S., Israel Will Be Annihilated

Courtesy of MEMRI

Special Dispatch-Palestinian Authority
April 20, 2007
No. 1553

Acting Palestinian Legislative Council Speaker Sheikh Ahmad Bahr, From Hamas, In Friday Sermon in Sudan: U.S., Israel Will Be Annihilated; Oh Allah, Kill the Jews and Americans "To The Very Last One"

To view this Special Dispatch in HTML, visit: MEMRI HTML VERSION OF DISPATCH 1553.

The following are excerpts from a sermon delivered by Ahmad Bahr, acting speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council, from Hamas, which aired on Sudan TV on April 13, 2007.

TO VIEW THIS CLIP: Video Clip of Ahmad Bahr

"America Will Be Annihilated, While Islam Will Remain"

Ahmad Bahr: "'You will be victorious' on the face of this planet. You are the masters of the world on the face of this planet. Yes, [the Koran says that] 'you will be victorious,' but only 'if you are believers.' Allah willing, 'you will be victorious,' while America and Israel will be annihilated, Allah willing. I guarantee you that the power of belief and faith is greater than the power of America and Israel. They are cowards, as is said in the Book of Allah: 'You shall find them the people most eager to protect their lives.' They are cowards, who are eager for life, while we are eager for death for the sake of Allah. That is why America's nose was rubbed in the mud in Iraq, in Afghanistan, in Somalia, and everywhere."


"America will be annihilated, while Islam will remain. The Muslims 'will be victorious, if you are believers.' Oh Muslims, I guarantee you that the power of Allah is greater than America, by whom many are blinded today. Some people are blinded by the power of America. We say to them that with the might of Allah, with the might of His Messenger, and with the power of Allah, we are stronger than America and Israel."


"I tell you that we will protect the enterprise of the resistance, because the Zionist enemy understands only the language of force. It does not recognize peace or the agreements. It does not recognize anything, and it understands only the language of force. Our jihad-fighting Palestinian people salutes its brother, Sudan."


"Oh Allah... Kill Them All, Down to the Very Last One"

"The Palestinian woman bids her son farewell, and says to him: 'Son, go and don't be a coward. Go, and fight the Jews.' He bids her farewell and carries out a martyrdom operation. What did this Palestinian woman say when she was asked for her opinion, after the martyrdom of her son? She said: 'My son is my own flesh and blood. I love my son, but my love for Allah and His Messenger is greater than my love for my son.' Yes, this is the message of the Palestinian woman, who was over 70 years old – Fatima Al-Najjar. She was over 70 years old, but she blew herself up for the sake of Allah, bringing down many criminal Zionists."


"Oh Allah, vanquish the Jews and their supporters. Oh Allah, vanquish the Americans and their supporters. Oh Allah, count their numbers, and kill them all, down to the very last one. Oh Allah, show them a day of darkness. Oh Allah, who sent down His Book, the mover of the clouds, who defeated the enemies of the Prophet – defeat the Jews and the Americans, and bring us victory over them."


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Stop the politics at the waters edge. We are at war

To whom it may concern,

First allow me to acknowledge that I know none of you politicians give a damn. I get it. However I am going to make my plea and my case here. In this fashion, the rest of us are able to voice our opinions.

Since before this war began, I am referring to the whole war-not just one theatre, you have been calling it a quagmire. I remember when you did so in Afghanistan. You said we could not do what the Communist USSR could not do. I'm glad to see how much faith you have in your own country's ability to defend herself. Not.

Then there were the pre-war protests. Then the anti-Bush protests. Never was there an actual pre-war protest that did not have the interests of our enemies involved with them, and you fell for it. How sad of a human being you are.

Now you are acting like the French. Let me revise that. At least the French are not are not putting up their white flags this time. How much of a coward can you be to be less than the French?

You have been beating the same drum since your inception. You have not even changed a word. You are so familiar and so stale.

You also know that if you repeat your big lies often enough, people that do not know any about will start to believe you. Great. You have given Stalin what he never could have gain on their own. Oh, what useless idiots you are!

Now. When our men and women go to war to defend our country, our lives, our way of life; shut up. We have only one commander-in-chief. You have every opportunity you need at your fingertips. Do not express your weakness to the enemy. It is not you who will pay the price, but it is you whose hands will be stained with our blood. Al-Jazeera will make sure of that.

I do not know why we are not following the Constitution and throwing you in prison for treason. It very could be due to the idiot AG who is giving his testimony about how much he does not know. What a terrible shame.

Why do you tell the media not to show our successes? Why do you not allow us to participate in this war? Why do you continue to give our secrets to the New York Times? Why are they not in prison?

Just a few questions the AMERICAN PEOPLE are asking. Oh, I know you have the big mouths. I know they get most of the attention. That is because you agree with them, and you are using them as a surrogate.

A word to wise, if there are any, in the Democrat party. You did not win on anything you said. Many of us did not bother fighting for any party because we are AMERICANS, and we want you to start acting like it as well.

What has caused my ire? Iraq war 'lost' says top Democrat by al-Jazeera.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Algerian and Arab Press on Al-Qaeda Attacks in Algiers

Special Dispatch-North Africa/Jihad & Terrorism Studies Project
April 17, 2007
No. 1546

Reactions in the Algerian and Arab Press to the Al-Qaeda Attacks in Algiers
To view this Special Dispatch in HTML, visit: MEMRI HTML .

The suicide bombings in Algeria on April 11, 2007, the first spectacular attack carried out by the Al-Qaeda Organization in the Islamic Maghreb, brought the region to the forefront of the headlines in the Arab press - especially as they occurred in tandem with a number of abortive suicide bombings in Casablanca. In Algeria, fears for the future were underscored by memories of the dark years of the 1990s, and the press was unanimous in calling for concerted action against terrorism. Many also criticized government policies, in particular the National Reconciliation plan, which aims to reintegrate radical Islamists into society.
In the international Arab press, well-known commentator 'Abd Al-Rahman Al-Rashed criticized what he described as fallacious assumptions about the root causes of terrorism, saying that the terrorists are driven by religious extremism, and not by poverty, nor by the lack of democracy - which, he emphasized, they consider to be heresy.

The following are details:

"Algeria is Fighting a Battle of Universal Dimensions Against a Poison That Has No Borders: Islamist Terrorism"

An April 14, 2007 editorial by N. Sebti in the liberal Liberte daily, read: "Today, the entire world has understood that Algeria, beyond [the fight on] its own territory, is waging a battle of universal dimensions against a poison that has no borders: Islamist terrorism."(1)

Omar Belhouchet, writing in the daily El-Watan, called for a combined strategy of military action and democratic reform: "It is inconceivable, inadmissible, and shocking to relive the nightmare of the 1990s... In the 1990s the Algerians knew how to resist the Islamist terrorist war machine with heroism and extraordinary self-sacrifice, and they are capable of doing so again... On the other hand, they fear the resignation, weakness, and compromises [of principle] of those who have the responsibility for bringing Algeria out of the crisis.

"It is time for the Algerian state, at the risk of plunging the country into a grave political and moral crisis, to determine, once and for all, a clear policy of eradicating terrorism. The politics of the outstretched hand has its limits..."

He added that democratic reform and a crackdown on corruption were also necessary, as political frustrations only served the Islamists.(2)

Vice-Editor of Liberte: "It's Not Over"

Mounir Boudjema, Vice-editor of Liberte - a newspaper that lost four of its journalists to Islamist terrorism in the 1990s – wrote in an April 12 editorial: "The attacks in Algiers, which up to now had been a secure sanctuary, against the very symbol of political power, were designed to keep Algerians under the yoke of fear and resignation. [This was] a signal as powerful as the explosion [itself], telling us 'it's not over' and that we need to go to bed in fright and in anguish and to wake up with fear in our hearts. [It was] a message to the Algerians to give up on life and to capitulate to fatalism.

"The terrorists are right about one thing: 'It's not over'. As long as they remain living and armed, taking cover in their hideouts or in their laboratories of death, 'it's not over'. As long as the republican and patriotic forces of this country are [still] standing, 'it's not over'. As long as they have not taken in the extent of their failure to turn this country into a second Afghanistan or an open-air morgue, 'it's not over'."(3)

"Algeria Remains, Alas, Fertile Ground for Obscurantist Ideas"

Hakim Outoudert, writing in the regional daily La Depeche de Kabylie, questioned the Interior Minister's assertion that the attacks were an isolated event, and called for an ideological battle against fundamentalism in order to dry up the "terrorist matrix":

"Minister of the Interior Yazid Zerhouni... reaffirmed the 'isolated' and 'diminished' character of the group at the origin of the drama, and assured [us] as to the overall security situation, which, according to him, remains 'in order'...

"The distinction, unencumbered by complexes... between a truly fruitful National Reconciliation program and the implacable struggle against terrorism is the only responsible attitude to be adopted in order to do away with the scourge and to rehabilitate the spirit of vigilance, as much that of the citizens as that of the security forces... It must be recognized that this vigilance has been muted for some time...

"There is another necessity, and not the least one, in order to frustrate the millenarian designs of Islamist terrorism, and consequently to lessen the political import of its murderous operations: the political-ideological struggle against fundamentalism.

"In this field, Algeria remains, alas, fertile ground for obscurantist ideas, and even for the Islamist cult of martyrdom. How [else] could a young man have internalized the idea of finding his celestial salvation in blowing himself up? How many young Algerians might be in the same state of spirit, and await only a sign from the 'emir' in order to 'merit' their place in paradise, and some 'houris' as a bonus?

"Where did these young people contract this evil, if not from within Algerian society, through a bigoted media literature, but above all within the mosques in subversive suburbs?...

"[Should we] do away with fundamentalism, the matrix of terrorism, by drying up [its] ideological ground, or maintain [its] destructive potential by ceding it the terrain of political initiative? One day we'll have to choose. The sooner the better."(4)

FIS Leaders and the Founder of the GSPC Denounce the Attacks

Hassan Hattab, founder and first Emir of the Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat (which has since become the Al-Qaeda Organization in the Islamic Maghreb, the group which carried out the attacks), denied any connection with the bombings. In a telephone interview with the El-Shorouq El-Yawmi daily, Hattab said that he "washed his hands" of all those who "went down this misguided path," and said that the attackers were acting on orders "from abroad."(5)

'Abbasi Madani, former head of the banned Islamic Salvation Front (FIS) who now lives in exile in Qatar, told the Qatari daily Al-Raya that the attacks were a great wrong, and that the Algerian issue was a political one which could not be dealt with in this way. He also blamed the government for the attacks, though, saying that it too encouraged the violence in order to prevent a political solution.(6)

Likewise, Rabah Kebir, a former top member of the Islamic Salvation Front, issued a statement on April 14 in which he "vigorously condemned this odious, unjustified criminal act, which targeted the Algerian people and its institutions" and which had killed and injured "many victims among the innocent children of the Algerian Muslim people." He condemned "the violence that continues to [fell] victims and prolongs the sufferings of the Algerian people, thus answering to the aims of the enemies of the reconciliation."(7)

Dissatisfaction With the Algerian Government's Policies on Terrorism

In his column in Liberte, Mustapha Hammouche, a fierce critic of the Islamists, complained that Interior Minister Yazid Zerhouni had (like Rabah Kebir) described the attackers as "enemies of the National Reconciliation":

"In the 1990s it was still permitted in our political culture to condemn Islamist terrorism, and even to defy it, as there were still some islands of moral and political resistance. Back then it was possible to condemn a terrorist act for what it was: an abject crime...

"Today the terrorist act is [considered] condemnable solely because it contradicts the policy of national reconciliation. It is not permitted to question the official program, even if it has failed in [bringing] that which legitimates it: peace. The critics of the sacred [National Reconciliation] plan are thrown into the same camp as those who place the bombs - that of enemies of the National Reconciliation."(8)

An April 16 editorial by Larbi Zouak in the El-Khabar daily made the same point: "The strange thing about this government is that what is important to it is not the lives of citizens who fell, and will fall, to the criminal [i.e. terrorist] groups. Rather [what is important to it is] the President's policy and the Reconciliation... Are the lives of Algerians so cheap? Is it conceivable that [the President's] egoism could extend to such a deadly level?"(9)

Director General of Al-Arabiya TV: The Terrorists Are Not Motivated by Poverty or by Lack of Democracy, but by Religious Extremism

The attacks in Algeria and Casablanca also made the headlines in the international Arabic press. In an April 15 editorial in Al-Sharq Al-Awsat, Director General of Al-Arabiya TV 'Abd Al-Rahman Al-Rashed, wrote:

"I listened with annoyance to the same questions over and over when analyzing the terrorist incidents in our region, when the presenter at the international [TV] station said: 'Don't you think that the three incidents in Casablanca have in common that they occurred in a poor region, and that those who carried them out came from a poor neighborhood? Don't you see that [what] ties them together is poverty?'

"And in the analysis of the Algerian incident, the Western press came out and pointed to the problem of democracy in Algeria and its connection to what happened on that bloody day.

"I say that I was annoyed, because [this is] a situation that has become repeated and which has gone on for more than a decade, and in which the personalities [involved] are well-known, and whose literature has spread in all languages...

"Bin Laden, his associate Al-Zawahiri, and others are people from rich families – rich, and not just well off. In addition, none of the terrorists, despite there being thousands of them... speaks about the issue of poverty, nor do they call for elections – to the contrary, they describe elections as heresy that must be combated.

"True, there is poverty in Morocco, and a political struggle in Algeria, and the region is full of grave issues that need to be faced, from corruption to political monopoly to totalitarian regimes... but these bombings were terrorist acts that are related to issues of another kind, and have nothing to do with poverty or elections.

This is a war of people who are religious extremists."

"If the Americans Left Iraq Tonight, and the Jews Fled Palestine, and Extremist Governments were Established... This Would Not Satisfy Them"

"To make the picture clearer... This religious war has nothing to do even with the major issues, slogans [related to which] are raised in the terrorists' literature itself, like Palestine, Iraq, the U.S., etc. These are people who want martyrdom, that is, they want [to fight] war, anywhere in the world, and for any cause that has a religious angle. They want to go quickly to Paradise.

"They are not fighting for money, public reform, or for... the environment, and they are not nationalists, pan-Arabists, or communists... They are not jokers, hippies, or oppositionists. They are seekers of martyrdom, meaning that they are in a hurry to go to Paradise. They are not interested in the life of this world, and they want to take with them to the grave the greatest number of people possible.

"I know that this is an issue that is difficult for the Westerner to understand. It is also difficult for many of the Muslims themselves to accept this, and they always try to justify it with... issues that they consider legitimate and comprehensible.

"[But] the truth is that these [terrorists] want death for the sake of Allah... That is, even if the Americans left Iraq tonight, and the Jews fled Palestine, and extremist religious governments were established in Morocco, Algeria, and Egypt – this would not satisfy them... They want Paradise, and for this they will travel to the ends of the earth, to the North Pole and the South Pole, to fight the infidels, whose numbers, in their view, are five billion."(10)

(1) Liberte (Algeria), April 14, 2007.
(2) El-Watan (Algeria), April 12, 2007.
(3) Liberte (Algeria), April 12, 2007.
(4) La Depeche de Kabylie (Algeria), April 14, 2007.
(5) El-Shorouq El-Yawmi (Algeria), April 12, 2007.
(6) Al-Raya (Qatar), April 12, 2007.
(7) El-Watan (Algeria), April 15, 2007.
(8) Liberte (Algeria), April 15, 2007.
(9) El-Khabar (Algeria), April 16, 2007.
(10) Al-Sharq Al-Awsat (London), April 15, 2007.


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Virginia Tech Shooting: Deadliest Campus Shooting in 40 years

This morning it was reported that 32 people killed and 21 injured at Blacksburg, Virginia campus of Virginia Tech. This is the the deadliest campus shooting mass murder in United States education history and has now surpassing the horrors of the Columbine High School 8 years ago and the University of Texas 41 years ago.

The shooter apparently started in a dorm at about 7:15 EDT blended back into the student body and then opened fired in an Engineering Department classroom building a couple of hours later. Source Fox News: VIRGINIA TECH SHOOTING: Deadliest Campus Shootings in United States History .

The Columbine High School massacre occurred on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School in unincorporated Jefferson County, Colorado, near Denver and Littleton. Two teenage students, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, carried out a shooting rampage, killing 12 students and a teacher, as well as wounding 24 others, before committing suicide. Harris and Klebold were mentally deranged students.

Perhaps those of us old enough to remember may recall University of Texas sniper, Charles Joseph Whitman, who ascended the university at Austin's 27-story tower on August 1, 1966, and shot passersbys on the campus below, after having killed his mother and his wife the night before. Whitman killed 15 people and wounded 31 others before he was shot dead by Austin police. A subsequent autopsy of Whitman found that he suffered from a brain tumor affecting the limbic system.

My heart and prayers go out to the parents and victims of this latest senseless tragedy. Details of the April 16 mass shootings at Virginia Tech are slowly emerging. An FBI behavioral analyst last fall offered some insights into these types of events. Source:

What You Should Know


FBI behavioral analyst Supervisory Special Agent Mary Ellen O'Toole says that despite media attention, "attacks are relatively rare."

An unrelated series of shootings at schools in recent weeks has people wondering about the safety of their children and how they can help prevent future attacks. We talked with one of our behavioral analysts, Supervisory Special Agent Mary Ellen O’Toole, Ph.D., to get some insights.

First, be vigilant, especially now, when the events are still generating headlines, says O’Toole, who works in the Behavior Analysis Unit of our Critical Incident Response Group at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. “We do believe a copycat effect takes place after these events.”

That means more than just being watchful and wary of who’s out of place in a neighborhood or school. It also means paying attention to the behavior of the people around you—especially those you know. “Be aware of people’s moods. Don’t depend just on how they answer the question, ‘How are you doing?’”

There can be plenty of signs. Most school shootings are not spur-of-the moment events, she says. They take planning and coordination. Supplies—and weapons—have to be purchased or collected. Some attackers practice firing their gun or scout locations. They often write suicide notes or other correspondence explaining their last acts.

“People who act out violently don’t wake up one morning and snap. There are clues,” O’Toole says.

Second, take all threats seriously, especially those leveled by teens, and have a strategy in place to deal with them. “Adolescents will sometimes alert you ahead of time that they will commit violence,” O’Toole says. “Don’t dismiss it as idle talk.”

In the aftermath of the 1999 Columbine High School killings, most schools in the U.S. have implemented some kind of threat assessment system. Unfortunately, there is no single profile for a potential mass killer, young or old.

“There is no typical school shooter. They don’t fall within a set of traits and characteristics,” she says. “That’s why it is so important for schools to have a fair, rational, and standardized method of evaluating and responding to threats.”

Third, please know that no matter how watchful we may be, some tragedies may simply not be preventable.

“There may not be a single thing that can be done to prevent a mission-oriented person from committing an act of violence,” she says.

“We all want to believe that if we choose just the right community or just the right neighborhood we won’t be a victim of crime,” O’Toole says. “Unfortunately, school shootings can happen anywhere in the country. There is no one location that’s necessarily immune from this kind of violence.”

“But remember,” she says, “despite the images splashed across televisions, the web, and newspapers, these attacks are relatively rare.”

Additional Links of interest:

“The School Shooter: A Threat Assessment Perspective” , Synopsis of Crime in Schools and Colleges, HOPE Columbine Memorial Library, Columbine School Memorial at Find A Grave, The Depressive and the Psychopath: The FBI's analysis of the killers' motives, All about the Columbine High School tragedy, Eyewitness accounts of the UT Tower shootings, Charles Whitman: The Texas Tower Sniper, Court TV, Forrest Preece's personal recount of events, Charles Whitman, Handbook of Texas, Coverage of the 30th Anniversary of the UT Tower Sniper Attack, The Daily Texan

Thursday, April 12, 2007

US court ruling for anti-Castro 'terrorist' denounced by Cuba, Venezuela

US court ruling for anti-Castro 'terrorist' denounced by Cuba, Venezuela

Justice Department may appeal district court decision to grant bail for Luis Posada Carriles, accused in a deadly 1976 airline bombing.


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Michael Yon reports from Basra

Email from Michael Yon, Basra, Iraq


I am in Basra, with our British Coalition partners, who this week launched a clever operation that lured enemy fighters into combat, a decision that proved fatal for more than two dozen of militia members and terrorists. Please click the link to read about Operation Arezzo.

New readers will find the dispatch Tabula Rasa gives context to my work from Iraq.

Another dispatch, with more than 100 photos of the 1-4 Cav at work in Baghdad, is nearly ready. What an excellent bunch of soldiers! I'll send out an announcement when "Desires of the Human Heart" is published and folks at home can see and read about things rarely reported.

I am energized by this embed with British soldiers, which has me in the thick of things with their soldiers who are engaged with the enemy. I broke yet another lens in combat with the British on Tuesday.

Before it got smashed, the lens was taking great photos, some of which you'll see in the latest dispatch, and others will be published in the coming days.

This site is wholly contingent on reader support, for which I'm truly grateful. In addition to keeping me in camera lenses, reader support is the best indication I have of how important it is for me to continue this work.

Michael (Yon)

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Two New York Men sentenced in FBI Terror Sting

Yassin Aref & Mohammed Hossain Sentenced in FBI Terror Sting

Two different convictions, one sentence: the two Albany men found guilty of trying to buy a fake rocket launcher find out how long they will be behind bars. An Albany mosque leader, Aref, was convicted on 10 counts and sentenced to 15-years in federal prison. A pizza shop owner, Hossain, was convicted of 27 counts and faces 15-years as well.

NEWS10's Latricia Thomas details the men's final pleas to the judge before being taken off to face their prison sentences. Source:

Allah Ak-barf - Is this a peaceful idealogy? R/ Bosun

More information regarding this story: NEWS10 Exclusive: An Inside Look at Yassin Aref's Book

Exclusive details on what local Imam Yassin Aref has been doing while in solitary confinement.The words of a local man, convicted of conspiring to aid terrorists, heard from behind bars. We have seen Yassin Aref for years now, ever since the FBI raided the Albany mosque where he was Imam. Now, NEWS10's Latricia Thomas takes us inside Aref's mind, with an exclusive look at the book he is writing, while serving time. Source:

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Wednesday, April 11, 2007


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Hundreds of you have requested a transcript of the I Want My Country Backrant. You can get to Rick Roberts' blog entry by CLICKING HERE. Rick has offered for you to post I Want My Country Back on every blog you read, and e-mail it to every friend you have. Rick has also conveniently made a podcast of his rant available for you would like to listen to it, CLICK HERE.

Originally posted at KFMB AM Radio San Diego By Rick Roberts

April 10th, 2007

El Presidente Buuuush visited Pima County yesterday to talk about his immigration plans.

He was at the opening of a new border patrol station…


It’s odd, I heard no mention of the border patrol agents unfairly prosecuted by “loyal Bushie” Johnny Sutton… No mention of the pardoning of BP agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean. But I digress…

The President reiterated his belief that millions of new guest workers are needed to “do jobs Americans aren’t doing.”

Bush is quick to brag about Mexico importing their “talents and culture” into the U.S., but what you do not hear about is one of their highest importations: Crime.

A century ago it was the thing to migrate the legal way, to assimilate, to respect America… Such thing is now long gone, and now we edge closer and closer to imploding and eroding as a nation.

A couple Fridays ago, drunk illegal alien from Mexico, Alfredo Ramos, was speeding down Virgina Beach Boulevard in Virginia when he plowed into the rear of a 1994 Plymouth belonging to Allison Kunhardt, 17.

She was driving with her best friend, Tessa Tranchant, 16. Allison’s car was stopped at a red light.

Both were killed. One of the girls died at the scene. The other girl died shortly after she arrived at the hospital.

Both were wearing seat belts.

Both were pinned in the wreckage and had to be cut free before paramedics could tend them.

Alfredo Ramos was working at a Mexican restaurant, Mi Casita… (You know, one of those jobs that “Americans won’t do.) He speaks NO English. He had three prior drunk driving convictions, including other crimes such as identity theft. His last DUI was only late last year. He was given a 90 day suspended sentence, fined $250, had his drivers’ license suspended… But court documents revealed that Ramos didn’t actually have a valid driver’s license; had actually paid $200 for a fake one. Because the two girls were killed in the sanctuary city of Virginia Beach, Alfredo Ramos was allowed to walk.

Hmmm… that restaurant that Ramos was working at… Don’t you think that if we actually enforced the law, in that perfect world that both parties are oblivious to, that piece of scum would be in his nation of origin and one of those girls could have been working the position that Alfredo Ramos was… Teenage employment is low, illegal alien employment is high. How dumb are our politicians??

Then we have local child molester, Juan Villalobos, 54…

An illegal alien, previously deported, wormed his way through our borders once more to commit a crime far worse than trespassing and stealing our resources and sovereignty…

He stole the innocence of three girls in their San Carlos home just over a year ago.

All three were relatives.

Villalobos was arrested yesterday evening at the Old Town trolley station.

We already have crime in this country. We don’t need more of it imported from other countries…

We ESPECIALLY don’t need it imported from a third world country.


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