Thursday, July 31, 2008

Forget Train Wreck: Obama Is a Jet Crash

PI's contributors have made it clear, over the last few months, how they feel about a certain senator from Arizona becoming the country's next president. I find it hard to disagree. And yet, what would the consequences be of an Obama presidency? Is sitting out the election this year really the better option? Is one of the presumptive nominees a lesser of the two evils?

I think one of the writers over at Pajamas Media has a well-written answer to that question.

...Barack Obama, as I have painstakingly discovered, is no mere liberal. He proudly claims the progressive label, and makes no bones about his intentions to progress the internationalist socialist cause in America. In every policy sphere, from the redistribution of wealth to the federal government as nanny-caretaker, from an appeasement-first-and-always foreign policy to his plan for a national civilian security force on par with our U.S. military, Barack Obama clearly plans to change America into a country we would not even recognize as the land of the free and the home of the brave.

So, in my mind, Obama would not produce a train wreck, much less a “good” train wreck.

No, a Barack Obama presidency, coupled with a filibuster-proof Senate majority and a large House domination, is more akin to a Boeing 747 crash for America.

While folks do survive train wrecks and walk away to pick up the pieces and rebuild, surviving an Obama-style change jet crash, in my opinion, may not leave enough surviving elements of our Constitution, our economy, or our defense to allow for any sort of American renewal.


Read it all.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Divide and conquer

Maybe the Israelis aren't as dumb or naive as I had first feared. This excerpt from a recent Strategy Page article explains Israel's current overarching strategy towards its Palestinian adversaries, which connects the dots and goes a long way to explaining the bits and pieces the MSM usually picks up.

Israel's Palestinian enemies--although grouped into many arcane factions--are currently organized into two main parties--Hamas and Fatah. Israel's ongoing strategy is a variant of the tried-and-true 'divide and conquer' gambit. Instead of fighting both groups at the same time, Israel is playing one off the other, which weakens both and is easier than fighting a unified foe.

The article is aptly titled "Deal with the Devil." Rest assured, whether its Fatah or Hamas, that's exactly what you're dealing with:

The growing war between Hamas and Fatah has presented Fatah with the option to turn on terrorist groups, and form an alliance with Israel. This is seen as the only solution to the dozens of West Bank Israeli checkpoints that slow traffic to a crawl, but are considered essential in limiting the movement of Palestinian terrorists. Fatah, however, has been spouting "hate Israel" propaganda for decades, and turning kind and gentle would split the organization. But Fatah is being forced to ally itself with Israel, because Hamas operatives in the West Bank are apparently under orders to destroy Fatah there any way they can, and take control. This involves the use of Islamic radical death squads, that murder Moslems for not being Moslem enough, and Arab Christians for not being Moslem. Thus Fatah is fighting for its life, and making common cause with Israel whether it likes it or not.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Wanna bet? I say: Switzerland will apologize...

We have very strong laws on racism over here. For example, you can get sued for saying in public that Muslims are terrorists (even though we all know that Muslims are not a race).

As it looks to me - and I am going to bet on it - Mr. Gaddafi junior and his pregnant wife will get away with having physically injured their staff. Charges will soon be dropped and the Swiss government will apologize to Libya. Mrs. Calmy-Rey, our foreign minister, will no doubt volunteer to put on her burqa again and have tea with Mr. Gaddafi's son, the same way she did with Ahmadinejad a few months ago.

I am asking myself now (being a Swiss citizen) if I can also go and beat up my Muslim maid (if I had one, of course) and get away with it. What do you think?



Injured pride could explain Libyan actions

24.07.2008

Swiss attempt to defuse tension with Libya Middle East expert Reinhard Schulze says Libya's actions towards Switzerland are a measure of the Gaddafi family's importance and of national pride.

The professor of Islamic studies at Bern University believes the political crisis between Switzerland and Libya – triggered by the arrest in Geneva on July 15 of a son of Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi - is likely to continue for some weeks.

The Swiss foreign ministry has expressed concern about the detention of two Swiss nationals in Libya. Tripoli also ordered the closure of Swiss companies in Libya and ceased issuing travel visas for Swiss citizens.

There are about 40 Swiss expatriates – most of them have dual nationality - in Libya.

Tripoli wants an official apology for the arrest of Hannibal Gaddafi and his wife. They were charged by a Geneva magistrate with inflicting physical injuries against two of their staff.

source

Islam Dog Bites Man - Muslim Group Threatens to Attack Olympics

I know you're all going to be surprised by this (and really, it's like me reporting that a dog has bitten a man), but members of the Religion of Peace are threatening to attack the Olympics with suicide bombers and biological weapons.

We all thought we could expect so much more from our friends, the Muslims.



A MILITANT Islamic group has threatened to attack the Beijing Olympics with suicide bombers and biological weapons and has claimed responsibility for a string of fatal bombings and explosions in China over recent weeks.

In a video released by IntelCenter, a terrorism monitoring group, a bearded man identified as “Commander Seyfullah” is seen reading a declaration of jihad against the Olympics and warns athletes and spectators, “especially Muslims”, to stay away.

It was issued by a group calling itself the Turkestan Islamic party. The group may be allied with the East Turkestan Islamic Movement – designated a terrorist organisation by the US, China and several other countries – which seeks independence for the Muslim Uighur people of China’s far west province of Xinjiang, which Uighur separatists call East Turkestan.

“Commander Seyfullah” said the group was responsible for three bombs last week on buses in the city of Kunming, which killed two people, and for two bus bombings on May 21 in Shanghai, which killed three.

You know, it's almost as if the world just isn't big enough both Islam and the rest of civilization.

Hmm. I just don't know what to make of it.

(post courtesy of IBA's Pastorius)

Saturday, July 26, 2008

The Obamessiah's Most Excellent Overseas Adventure

The Obamessiah is now wrapping up his foreign victory tour, despite the slight inconvenient truth that he hasn't technically been elected President just yet.

The best reaction I've seen to all this is from John Bolton, the truly excellent ex-ambassador to the UN.

One world? Obama's on a different planet

The senator's Berlin speech was radical and naive.
By John R. Bolton
July 26, 2008
SEN. BARACK OBAMA said in an interview the day after his Berlin speech that it "allowed me to send a message to the American people that the judgments I have made and the judgments I will make are ones that are going to result in them being safer."

If that is what the senator thought he was doing, he still has a lot to learn about both foreign policy and the views of the American people. Although well received in the Tiergarten, the Obama speech actually reveals an even more naive view of the world than we had previously been treated to in the United States. In addition, although most of the speech was substantively as content-free as his other campaign pronouncements, when substance did slip in, it was truly radical, from an American perspective.

Read the rest here.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Muslims Doing What They Do When No Kafirs Are Around

This is my foreign policy. Stop the jizya, get out, defend our borders, halt Muslim immigration and let the Muslims kill each other as they won't be enough kafir to go around. proof? The Pals.


Palestinian Officials: 4 Killed in Explosion Near Gaza City
By VOA News
25 July 2008




Palestinian medical officials and the militant group Hamas say four Palestinians have been killed in an explosion near a beach outside Gaza City.

Officials say the casualties included at least two Hamas militants and a girl. At least 15 other people were wounded.

Friday's attack occurred near a car being used by Hamas members, but the cause of the explosion was not immediately known.

It was the third blast of the day in Gaza, after a relatively calm period that followed a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas.

Earlier, an explosion outside a cafe killed a passerby and wounded at least three others. Another explosion took place a few minutes later outside the home of a Hamas politician, Marwan Abu Ras. No one was injured.

Palestinian officials say gunmen carried out both of those blasts.

Hamas took control of the Gaza Strip last year.

The area has been mostly calm since an Egyptian-brokered truce between Israel and Hamas went into effect last month. However, Islamic extremists in Gaza have been waging a campaign against cafes and shops that sell or play music deemed unsuitable, as well as against Christian institutions.

Human and computer intelligence will merge in 40 years

Not much to do with Islam, but a fascinating development nonetheless. Within the lifetimes of many of those reading this, computer technologies will undergo profound changes and revolutionize the way we live. As usual, the scientists, engineers and researchers of free infidel societies are leading the way.

How will Muslims and Muslim societies cope with the quickening pace of technological change? The only answer I can come up with, is "none too well".

For the entire article, click on this post's title or click here.

July 23, 2008 (Computerworld) At Intel Corp., just passing its 40th anniversary and with myriad chips in its historical roster, a top company exec looks 40 years into the future to a time when human intelligence and machine intelligence have begun to merge.

Justin Rattner, CTO and a senior fellow at Intel, told Computerworld that perhaps as early as 2012 we'll see the lines between human and machine intelligence begin to blur. Nanoscale chips or machines will move through our bodies, fixing deteriorating organs or unclogging arteries. Sensors will float around our internal systems monitoring our blood sugar levels and heart rates, and alerting doctors to potential health problems.

Virtual worlds will become increasingly realistic, while robots will develop enough intelligence and human-like characteristics that they'll become companions, not merely vacuum cleaners and toys.

Most aspects of our lives, in fact, will be very different as we close in on the year 2050. Computing will be less about launching applications and more about living lives in which computers are inextricably woven into our daily activities.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Remembering Mike Monsoor


My personal blogging philosophy is not just bagging on the ignorant or incompetent, or posting on Islam's very real threat. Part of the reason I blog is to bring a sorely-needed spotlight (yes even my tiny little spotlight) on the heroes of today, who are willing to fight, and yes, sacrifice everything for the cause of freedom and humanity.

One of those heroes worth remembering is a man named Mike Monsoor (left-hand side of photo), a name which likely means nothing to the vast majority of people reading this. Mike deserves to be not just remembered, but lauded as a true warrior who made the ultimate sacrifice.

On 29 September 2006, 25-year-old Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael A. Monsoor was killed during operations in enemy-held territory at Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when he threw himself on top of a grenade in order to save the lives of his fellow SEALS. As described in the final two paragraphs of a Summary of Action (SOA) regarding the circumstances of his death:

...while (Monsoor was) vigilantly watching for enemy activity, an enemy fighter hurled a hand grenade onto the roof from an unseen location. The grenade hit him in the chest and bounced onto the deck. He immediately leapt to his feet and yelled "grenade" to alert his teammates of impending danger, but they could not evacuate the sniper hide-sight in time to escape harm. Without hesitation and showing no regard for his own life, he threw himself onto the grenade, smothering it to protect his teammates who were lying in close proximity. The grenade detonated as he came down on top of it, mortally wounding him.

Petty Officer Monsoor's actions could not have been more selfless or clearly intentional. Of the three SEALs on that rooftop corner, he had the only avenue of escape away from the blast, and if he had so chosen, he could have easily escaped. Instead, Monsoor chose to protect his comrades by the sacrifice of his own life. By his courageous and selfless actions, he saved the lives of his two fellow SEALs and he is the most deserving of the special recognition afforded by awarding the Medal of Honor.


This should be front-page news instead of the crap the media usually dishes out everyday.

Since the media wont make this news, I choose to make it news by posting it here. I am and will continue to be very proud of the United States military. If you are proud too, please pass this on.

Promoting Islam to Appear in Subways Soon

WCBSTV.COM: Imam Linked To Bomb Plots Behind Controversial Ad Campaign

NEW YORK (CBS) ― After being linked to a plot to blow up city landmarks, a Brooklyn imam has a new target - subway ads explaining the true meaning of Islam.

Siraj Wahhaj, once a character witness for Omar Abdel-Rahman, the blind sheikh now doing life for plotting to blow up the world trade center in 1993, was also linked by the feds to a plan to blow up city landmarks. Now he's behind a controversial subway ad campaign pushing Islam.

"Horrible, absolutely horrible," one New Yorker said of the campaign.

"I believe in freedom of religion, but anyone with terrorist ties – I'd be skeptical," said Court Williams, a Fairfield, Conn. resident who works in the city. Promoting Islam to Appear in Subways Soon: Imam Linked To Bomb Plots Behind Controversial Ad Campaign >>> By Marcia Kramer | July 21, 2008

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Sunday, July 20, 2008

Rats fighting rats

I came across this article (Jerusalem Post Online) today and couldn`t stop laughing.
The picture does not belong to the article. Any similarities with the topic of the article are by coincidence... NOT!







'Israel using rats against J'lem Arabs'
Jul 20, 2008

By KHALED ABU TOAMEH

The Palestinian Authority's official news agency Wafa says Israel is using rats to drive Arab families out of their homes in the Old City of Jerusalem.

In the past the news agency, which is controlled and funded by PA President Mahmoud Abbas's office, has accused Israel of using wild pigs to drive Palestinians out of their homes and fields in the West Bank. In the reports, Palestinians were quoted by the agency as saying that they had seen Israelis release herds of wild pigs, which later attacked them.

But this is the first time that Palestinians have spoken of rats being used against them.

"Rats have become an Israeli weapon to displace and expel Arab residents of the occupied Old City of Jerusalem," Wafa reported under the title, "Settlers flood the Old City of Jerusalem with rats." The report continued: "Over the past two months, dozens of settlers come to the alleyways and streets of the Old City carrying iron cages full of rats. They release the rats, which find shelter in open sewage systems."

Wafa quoted unnamed Arab residents as saying that they had tried to eliminate the rats with various poisons, but to no avail.

Israel's goal was to "increase the suffering of the [Arabs] in Jerusalem by turning their lives into a real tragedy and forcing them to evict their homes and leave the city," Hasan Khater, secretary-general of the Islamic-Christian Front in Jerusalem, was quoted as saying.

Jerusalem Municipality spokesman Gidi Schmerling said that the report was "pure fiction," and had no connection to reality.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Merkel Not Yet A Dhimmi


Unlike the absurd kafir women of Bush's administration, Merkel has a clue.

ALGERIA-GERMANY: MERKEL SKIPS VISIT TO MOSQUE, MEDIA

(ANSAmed) - BERLIN, JULY 18 - German Chancellor Angela Merkel refused to enter in an Algiers mosque during her first official visit to Algeria because she did not want to cover her head with the traditional headscarf, German daily newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported today. Thus the visit in the mosque, which was part of the chancellor's agenda, was cancelled. Yet, Merkel's visit to Algeria remains linked to a mosque since the German chancellor took part with Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika in the ceremony for the signing of the contract entrusting a Frankfurt am Main architects studio with the design of a new mosque to be built in the Algerian capital. The new mosque will be the third largest in the world with the world's tallest minaret of 214 metres. [That's 702 feet! more than 2 football fields, or a 50 story building!. Allah be praised!] (ANSAmed).
2008-07-18 16:44

Friday, July 18, 2008

Irish Thought Police Go After Kevin Meyers

That didn't take long. The Kevin Meyers article from the Independent regarding that continental basketcase we call Africa I posted a couple of days ago has unleashed the thought crime police in Ireland. They call their thought crime police the Immigrant Council of Ireland (ICI) and they want to skin Kevin Meyer and cut out his tongue. Remember, in Europe, the truth is no defense! Coming soon -- scratch that, it's already here -- in America. Doesn't this sound a lot like the mind control and fear that we used to lambaste the USSR and other communist countries regarding freedom of speech for their citizens? Ironic, isn't it?

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Paris Burning While Sarkozy Plans Muslim Union with EU


Much like Bush, Sarkozy has turned out to be a clueless fraud. While Sarkozy plans his Mediterranean Union with the Muslims, Paris continues to burn. At Brussels Journal, this article reports that over 150 cars are set on fire by 'yutes' nightly in the Paris region and around 600 in all of France. Let's see, that's 54,750 a year in Paris, and 219,000 a year in France. Isn't France grand! Wake me when they burn down the Louvre and Versailles since obviously French politicians now consider this the norm. I guess the towtruck companies are happy, but what about insurance premiums? Now I live in a city of about 1 million, and from time to time read the police report summaries and it is rare to hear about any car being deliberately set on fire. Of course citizens of a democracy get the leaders they deserve. We get Obama or Juan, France gets Sarkozy.

French Minister Denounces Burqah

"It is not a religious insignia but the insignia of a totalitarian political project that advocates inequality between the sexes and which is totally devoid of democracy." - Fadela Amara, French Urban Affairs Minister

BBC: A Muslim member of the French government has backed a court's decision to deny citizenship to a Moroccan woman who wears the burqa.

Urban Affairs Minister Fadela Amara said she hoped last month's ruling would "dissuade certain fanatics from imposing the burqa on their wives".

She told the newspaper, Le Parisien, the head-to-toe garment was a "prison".

The Moroccan woman, Faiza M, was told that her practice of "radical" Islam was not compatible with French values.

The 32-year-old, who has lived in France since 2000 with her husband - a French national - and their three French-born children, said she had never challenged the country's fundamental values.

Social services reports said the burqa-wearing Faiza M lived in "total submission to her male relatives". French Minister Denounces Burqa >>> | July 16, 2008

The Dawning of a New Dark Age (Broché)
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Top 500 World Universities for 2007

The ChiComm think tank known as the Institute of Higher Education in Shanghai has released their findings for the top 500 universities in the world as of 2007 (source).

Here are the top ten--except for #4 and #10, all are in the United States:

1. Harvard
2. Stanford
3. UC Berkeley
4. Cambridge (UK)
5. MIT
6. Caltech
7. Columbia
8. Princeton
9. Univ. of Chicago
10. Univ. of Oxford (UK)

The Anglosphere continues to dominate higher education beyond the top ten. Here are the numbers each of the respective countries have on the Top 500 list.

USA: 165
UK: 41
Canada: 22
Australia: 17
New Zealand: 5

The rest of the infidels aren't faring so badly either, especially considering the small size of some of the countries below.

Europe (excluding UK): 166
Japan: 33
South Korea: 8
Israel: 7
Taiwan: 6
Singapore: 2

How about universities in Muslim nations? How well do they rank, claims that 'the Quran encompasses all knowledge' or 'Islam is the perfect religion' notwithstanding? This is how many top universities each of the following Muslim countries has:

Turkey: 1
Egypt: 1
Pakistan: 0
Saudi Arabia: 0
Iran: 0
Bangladesh: 0
Malaysia: 0
Indonesia: 0

For a bit of perspective on the above, consider that a typical US state (Oregon, population 3.4 million) has more academic excellence--three schools on the top 500 list--than the entire Islamic world (which is over a billion).

This is not much change from when I posted on the 2006 rankings. The jihadists did manage to precisely double the number of Islamic universities from the 2006 list, with the addition of the Univ. of Istanbul at #473. The one other Islamic school remains Cairo Univ. at #407.

The rankings prove that overall, Muslims continue to suck at higher education. This is one of the reasons why the richer and more politically active Mohammedans (with a boost from their ideological allies on the political left) are working so hard to subvert Western schools.

I wrote this before last year, but it's well worth repeating. Islam--'moderate' or otherwise--annihilates free, critical, and rational thought that is at the heart of education. Islam is in fact the very antithesis of progress.

Monday, July 14, 2008

McCain Will Learn How to Logon Onto The Internet Fairly Soon


It is hilarious and sad at the same time. McCain: "I am learning to get online myself, and I will have that down fairly soon," No rush and it is so complicated to access a webpage. Afterall, you have to hunt and peck for letters on that typewriter keyboard and find out where the enter key is. That takes time! It could take months to find that key!

Kevin Meyers Harsh Assessment of Africa


I could not believe that this article was in an English newspaper, the Independent. Kevin Meyers will be lambasted for his cold conclusions about Africa and what the current Western aid strategy has created. There is a population explosion in Africa and the Middle East. What is to be done with this rapidly expanding youth population? Their governments are dysfunctional, a savage 'everyone for himself' mentality is pervasive and the West simply has no answer. As the indigenous Western population dies out, and the Third World population explodes, the handwriting is on the wall. Camp of the Saints comes closer to reality.


Africa is giving nothing to anyone -- apart from AIDS - by Kevin Meyers, Independent UK


Thursday July 10 2008

No. It will not do. Even as we see African states refusing to take action to restore something resembling civilisation in Zimbabwe, the begging bowl for Ethiopia is being passed around to us, yet again. It is nearly 25 years since Ethiopia's (and Bob Geldof's) famous Feed The World campaign, and in that time Ethiopia's population has grown from 33.5 million to 78 million today.

So why on earth should I do anything to encourage further catastrophic demographic growth in that country? Where is the logic? There is none. To be sure, there are two things saying that logic doesn't count.

One is my conscience, and the other is the picture, yet again, of another wide-eyed child, yet again, gazing, yet again, at the camera, which yet again, captures the tragedy of . . .

Sorry. My conscience has toured this territory on foot and financially. Unlike most of you, I have been to Ethiopia; like most of you, I have stumped up the loot to charities to stop starvation there. The wide-eyed boy-child we saved, 20 years or so ago, is now a priapic, Kalashnikov-bearing hearty, siring children whenever the whim takes him.

There is, no doubt a good argument why we should prolong this predatory and dysfunctional economic, social and sexual system; but I do not know what it is. There is, on the other hand, every reason not to write a column like this.

It will win no friends, and will provoke the self-righteous wrath of, well, the self-righteous, letter-writing wrathful, a species which never fails to contaminate almost every debate in Irish life with its sneers and its moral superiority. It will also probably enrage some of the finest men in Irish life, like John O'Shea, of Goal; and the Finucane brothers, men whom I admire enormously. So be it.

But, please, please, you self-righteously wrathful, spare me mention of our own Famine, with this or that lazy analogy. There is no comparison. Within 20 years of the Famine, the Irish population was down by 30pc. Over the equivalent period, thanks to western food, the Mercedes 10-wheel truck and the Lockheed Hercules, Ethiopia's has more than doubled.

Alas, that wretched country is not alone in its madness. Somewhere, over the rainbow, lies Somalia, another fine land of violent, Kalashnikov-toting, khat-chewing, girl-circumcising, permanently tumescent layabouts.

Indeed, we now have almost an entire continent of sexually
hyperactive indigents, with tens of millions of people who only survive because of help from the outside world.

This dependency has not stimulated political prudence or commonsense. Indeed, voodoo idiocy seems to be in the ascendant, with the next president of South Africa being a firm believer in the efficacy of a little tap water on the post-coital penis as a sure preventative against infection. Needless to say, poverty, hunger and societal meltdown have not prevented idiotic wars involving Tigre, Uganda, Congo, Sudan, Somalia, Eritrea etcetera.

Broad brush-strokes, to be sure. But broad brush-strokes are often the way that history paints its gaudier, if more decisive, chapters. Japan, China, Russia, Korea, Poland, Germany, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia in the 20th century have endured worse broad brush-strokes than almost any part of Africa.

They are now -- one way or another -- virtually all giving aid to or investing in Africa, whereas Africa, with its vast savannahs and its lush pastures, is giving almost nothing to anyone, apart from AIDS.

Meanwhile, Africa's peoples are outstripping their resources, and causing catastrophic ecological degradation. By 2050, the population of Ethiopia will be 177 million: The equivalent of France, Germany and Benelux today, but located on the parched and increasingly protein-free wastelands of the Great Rift Valley.

So, how much sense does it make for us actively to increase the adult population of what is already a vastly over-populated, environmentally devastated and economically dependent country?

How much morality is there in saving an Ethiopian child from starvation today, for it to survive to a life of brutal circumcision, poverty, hunger, violence and sexual abuse, resulting in another half-dozen such wide-eyed children, with comparably jolly little lives ahead of them? Of course, it might make you feel better, which is a prime reason for so much charity. But that is not good enough.

For self-serving generosity has been one of the curses of Africa. It has sustained political systems which would otherwise have collapsed.

It prolonged the Eritrean-Ethiopian war by nearly a decade. It is inspiring Bill Gates' programme to rid the continent of malaria, when, in the almost complete absence of personal self-discipline, that disease is one of the most efficacious forms of population-control now operating.

If his programme is successful, tens of millions of children who would otherwise have died in infancy will survive to adulthood, he boasts. Oh good: then what?I know. Let them all come here. Yes, that's an idea.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Whore Bush Sells His Soul and America's Dignity for a Friggin' Library


If you want a sweet piece of 'influence' from the matron of the Whore House of America, it's going to cost you! How disgusting. Pimp Payne makes the deal for a 'frolic' We should ban these libraries. They have become prostitute houses for ex Presidents.




From The Sunday Times July 13, 2008

President George W Bush lobbyist in ‘cash for access’ row



A lobbyist with close ties to the White House is offering access to key figures in George W Bush’s administration in return for six-figure donations to the private library being set up to commemorate Bush’s presidency.

Stephen Payne, who claims to have raised more than $1m for the president’s Republican party in recent years, said he would arrange meetings with Dick Cheney, the vice-president, Condoleezza Rice, the secretary of state, and other senior officials in return for a payment of $250,000 (£126,000) towards the library in Texas.

Payne, who has accompanied Bush and Cheney on several foreign trips, also said he would try to secure a meeting with the president himself.

Stephen Payne and his contacts
The revelation confirms long-held suspicions that favours are being offered in return for donations to the libraries which outgoing presidents set up to house their archives and safeguard their political legacies.

Unlike campaign donations, there is no requirement to disclose the donors to the libraries, no limit on the amount that can be pledged and no restrictions on foreigners contributing.

During an undercover investigation by The Sunday Times, Payne was asked to arrange meetings in Washington for an exiled former central Asian president. He outlined the cost of facilitating such access.

“The exact budget I will come up with, but it will be somewhere between $600,000 and $750,000, with about a third of it going directly to the Bush library,” said Payne, who sits on the US homeland security advisory council.

He said initially that the “family” of the Asian politician should make the donation. He later added that if all the money was paid to him he would make the payment to the Bush library. Publicly, it would appear to have been made in the politician’s name “unless he wants to be anonymous for some reason”.

Payne said the balance of the $750,000 would go to his own lobbying company, Worldwide Strategic Partners (WSP).

Asked by an undercover reporter who the politician would be able to meet for that price, Payne said: “Cheney’s possible, definitely the national security adviser [Stephen Hadley], definitely either Dr Rice or . . . I think a meeting with Dr Rice or the deputy secretary [John Negroponte] is possible . . .

“The main thing is that he [the Asian politician] comes, and he’s well received, that he meets with high-level people . . . and we send positive statements made back from the administration about ‘This guy wasn’t such a bad guy, many people have done worse’.”

Payne said that he would use the services of Mark Pritchard, a Conservative MP who chairs the House of Commons all-party Russia group and was last week on the brink of signing as a paid “adviser” to WSP. Pritchard issued a statement saying that he had not done any work for WSP.

When confronted, Payne said that there would be “no quid pro quo” for any donation and added that his firm was “always above board”.

The White House said it would not be influenced by such donations.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

An enemy which bears close scrutiny

The Organization of Islamic States (Organization of the Islamic Conference, or OIC) has been trying to muzzle all discussion and/or criticism of Islam since the group's inception, but now they've taken their legal jihad to the next level. They are now lobbying the United Nations to adopt a resolution that would make speaking out against Islam a crime, a crime punishable by heavy fines, imprisonment, and even death.

The OIC is the largest lobbying organization inside the United Nations. In fact, next to the U.N., the OIC is the largest global organization. And the OIC is the enemy of all free people everywhere. Like the Comintern and the Nazis, if the OIC has their way, it will result in nothing but grief for the infidels, and anyone else who loves their God-granted freedoms.

The resolution the OIC wants the UN so desperately to pass is a sinister one that is nothing more than blatant religious bigotry. Called ''Combating Defamation of Religions,'' it sounds palatable to the uninitiated. However, what it really does is boldly target men and women of faith who speak out against Islam. This radical proposal would in essence outlaw Christianity--it would make the proclamation of Christian faith an international crime.

In his recent dissent on the Supreme Court's ruling on Guantanamo Bay, Justice Scalia said, ''America is at war with radical Islamists.'' Scalia got it half-right. We are really at war with Islam, and especially with the OIC, the premier international front group for Islam's war to conquer the world--whether by violent means or otherwise.

Never have Christians been more targeted for their religious beliefs. And never have we so-called 'infidels' faced a more dangerous threat than the one posed by the jihadists of the OIC.

Please sign this online petition to fight the OIC and their legal jihad.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Jizya for Jihadists, Western Style


Here's an interesting article on the jizya paid to Muslims in the West. Of course, England is absurd, but what is interesting is the comparison to other countries at the end. Italy is surprisingly tough. France as bad as the UK. Maybe you couldn't call it jizyah but more bleeding the West financially with all the costs the poor dears endure to show 'benevolence' to their future murderers.

It is also amusing. All this concern about torture or gasp, the death penalty in Jordan if Qatada was deported back home rots the liberal's brain. Pack him up and his fertile chattelbitch and their jihadist jrs. and dump 'em on the tarmac in Amman, Jordan! As long as liberals and uninformed politicians do not see Islam as a threat to the West, this will go on and the financial bleeding of the kafir will too.

As told to me by Abu, who heard it from Abuha who heard it from Abuhabub, "Mohammed said it is halal to suck the kafir's society dry until their eyes pop out of their sockets!"




£800,000 home, a life on benefits, no wonder Al Qaeda ambassador Abu Qatada's smiling
By David Williams
Last updated at 10:54 PM on 09th July 2008


The picture is an affront to all victims of terrorism and their families.


Abu Qatada, Al Qaeda's ambassador in Europe, strolls along a busy London street fondling his prayer beads.


This is the first photograph of the greying 47-year-old - said to be one of the world's most dangerous terrorist suspects - since he was released on bail from a high-security prison after the courts ordered that he could not be sent home to Jordan because his human rights would have been breached.


Out on bail: Prayer beads in hand, Al Qaeda's ambassador in Europe takes a stroll to the shops near his home

It was taken on July 7, hours after the families and friends of the 52 innocent people killed in the London transport suicide bombings three years ago remembered their loved ones at a memorial service.


The radical cleric was freed three weeks ago when a judge ruled that there were no grounds to detain him after previous attempts to deport him to Jordan, where he was convicted of terror attacks and bomb plots, were defeated in the courts. Described by another judge as 'a truly dangerous individual', he remains an iconic figure for many supporters of jihad.


Lawyers successfully argued in the Court of Appeal that Qatada could stay because evidence used against him in any prosecution in Jordan might have been obtained by torture - a breach of the European Convention on Human Rights.


The fanatical preacher, who was 20 stone but slimmed down on prison food, was pictured on a shopping trip near the £800,000 home he shares with his wife and children. Exact details of the location where the Qatada family are living on benefits of an estimated £50,000 a year are protected by court orders.

Despite being under virtual house arrest, the cleric appeared relaxed as he walked to nearby shops occasionally stroking his bushy, greying beard.


At one stage, he shared a joke with a woman about his brown prayer beads, laughing and then beaming after her comments.


Later, they were replaced in his right hand by a six-pack of Diet Coke bottles while under his left arm he clutched a bumper-pack of toilet rolls.


The father of five has claimed incapacity benefit for a bad back but on Monday he was wearing a green rucksack in case he needed to carry extra goods.


Just above the battered white training shoe on his right foot, and partially concealed by a sock, is the electronic tag he must wear as part of his strict bail conditions imposed by the Special Immigration Appeals Tribunal.


Qatada is allowed to leave his rented four-bedroom semi for one hour a day after 10am and another hour from 2pm.


Other restrictions include not using a mobile telephone - although he can use a landline - not using a computer and not having any contact, directly or indirectly, with a list of terrorists including Osama Bin Laden.


Neighbours who came forward soon after Qatada was freed spoke of their outrage over having such a man in the area while British soldiers are being killed in Afghanistan and Iraq.


The decision to free Qatada has left Britain's anti-terror laws in tatters and the taxpayer facing a bill of tens of thousands of pounds to keep the preacher under surveillance by the security services.


Then there are the handouts - he receives an estimated £150 a week in incapacity benefit while his 45-year-old wife is said to be entitled to child benefits, income support, housing and council tax credits which exceed £800 each week.


According to experts, the benefits are broken down into £499.62 in housing and £81.55 for four of the family's children who are under 18.


The family is also said to pick up around £210 in income support - a slightly lower figure than usual because of Qatada's incapacity benefit payment.


Of the five children, only those aged 17,14, nine and six are eligible for the child benefit payments. Their oldest, who is 19, is not entitled to a handout.


The couple are exempt from paying the £2,283 yearly council tax bill on their home - it is picked up by the authorities. Currently, similar properties in the same road as Qatada are being leased for £620 a week.


Home Secretary Jacqui Smith has appealed against the decision not to deport Qatada to Jordan while the Conservatives have said it is 'offensive' that he cannot be thrown out.


The rulings mean that - despite Tony Blair's promise in the aftermath of the 7/7 attacks that the 'rules of the game have changed' - not a single international terrorist has been forcibly removed from this country.




Would any other country treat him quite so well?
Few other countries would have treated Abu Qatada quite so generously as Britain. Here, Christian Gysin examines the contrasts...



The U.S.

Qatada would have been arrested under the Terrorism Act and declared a ' dangerous person'. He could have expected a life sentence for having had an envelope containing money destined for the 'mujahedin in Chechnya'.

If he won an appeal, the U.S. would have tried to return him to Jordan or have him extradited to another Middle Eastern country. He would not receive any state handouts.


Italy


Suspected terrorists are held in jail and rarely given bail.

Once freed after serving their sentence they are served with a deportation order and told to leave the country and held at an illegal immigrant centre until they find somewhere to go.

Qatada would not qualify for state benefits. He would not be sent back to Jordan because of torture fears.


Spain


Suspected foreign terrorists can be held in isolation for up to 13 days with limited rights to a lawyer and can subsequently be detained for up to four years on remand.

Spanish rules on extradition are very much in line with those of Britain so it is possible Qatada's extradition to Jordan would have been blocked by courts.

However, with no rights to be living in Spain it is unlikely Abu Qatada and his family would receive any state benefits.


Germany


He would be treated similarly to Britain and would not be extradited to Jordan.

The same fears about torture apply and Germany will not extradite if there is a risk.

If given residency, Qatada would be held in a refugee holding camp or in state accommodation.

In the former he would get just pocket money. If allowed on to the welfare system he would find it appreciably less generous than Britain.


France


Would also have refused to deport a terror suspect if there was a risk of torture.

If there was clear evidence he had committed terrorist acts, he would be held in a secure immigration detention centre or prison until a case against him could be brought.

If there was insufficient evidence, he would be freed on bail under strict conditions.

Qatada and his family would be entitled to full French state benefits while at liberty and living legally in France - with the handouts at a similar level to those in UK.

Making the case against Muslim immigration

This sad story from Atlanta is why Muslim immigration to the US should be exactly zero. Earlier this month, a Pakistani Muslim man named Chaudhry Rashid (in photo) murdered his 25-year-old daughter--a so-called 'honor killing'--because she wanted out of an arranged marriage.

CNN and the rest of the MSM is covering this barbarous crime, but the words 'Muslim' and 'Islam' are dared not uttered in said coverage, even though 'honor killings' are a chronic and tragic problem in virtually all Muslim societies.

Islamic societies nurture and encourage all types of violence, intolerance and aggression, and not just against whatever unfortunate infidels happen to be nearby. The insidious crimes known as 'honor killings' are how Muslim men maintain their Allah-granted status and power over Muslim women--by murdering them.

In case you were doubting that honor killings have religious justification within Islam, have a look at this related development from 'moderate' Jordan, whose parliament recently rejected (on Islamic grounds) the idea of stiffening penalties for honor killings.

Friday, July 04, 2008

Happy #232, USA

Thursday, July 03, 2008

That STUPID Judge, Lord Phillips!

Telegraph, Lord Phillips
Photo of Lord Phillips courtesy of The Telegraph

THE TELEGRAPH: Muslims in Britain should be able to live according to Sharia law, the country's most senior judge has said.

Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, the Lord Chief Justice, strongly backed Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, over his suggestion earlier this year that aspects of Sharia law should be adopted in Britain.

The archbishop's remarks sparked a national debate and led to calls for his resignation.

Risking inflaming that controversy again, Lord Phillips has said that Muslims in Britain should be able to use Sharia to decide financial and marital disputes.

The judge did add that only the criminal courts should have the power to decide when a crime has been committed and when to impose punishment.

But his suggestion that different religious groups should run their affairs according to different rules sparked warnings that community cohesion could be undermined. Muslims in Britain Should Be Able to Live under Sharia Law, Says Lord Phillips >>> By Christopher Hope and James Kirkup | July 3, 2008

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Why America Is The Greatest Country On Earth

Why America Is The Greatest Country On Earth
By Ben Shapiro
CNSNews.com Commentary
July 02, 2008

I was sitting at lunch with a colleague a few weeks back, and he mentioned that he did not understand the general media hubbub over Michelle Obama's unpatriotic statements.

"So she said that she hadn't been proud of America in her adult life," he said. "So what?"

I answered that many Americans, rightly, were offended at the idea that a prospective First Lady of the United States was not proud of her country. "If you don't believe this is the best country on earth, don't live here," I said.

"That's 'love it or leave it,'" he answered. "I don't have to love everything about this country."

"That's right, you don't," I stated. "But if you don't believe in the essential goodness of America's founding principles -- if you don't believe that those principles constitute the greatest set of essential values ever instituted on a national scale -- then you don't belong here."

He was insulted. The typical liberal talking point states that patriotism is jingoism because America's founding principles are so much claptrap -- that modern values trump those old-fashioned ideas. But that should be an automatic disqualifier for political victory in this country. Disavowing the thoughts underlying the Declaration of Independence and Constitution is a tragic surrender to nihilism, a surrender to the barbarism of the French Revolution.

Liberals often ask for a definition of American values.

Let's begin with what such values are not. They are not the "evolving standards of decency" of Justice Anthony Kennedy. And they are certainly not the vague prescriptions of Barack Obama, who preaches unity but never explains precisely which Americans values are supposed to unify us.

They are the values held in common by John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. They are the values shared by James Madison, Benjamin Franklin and George Washington. Here are some of those values:

Free enterprise allows every American the opportunity to succeed. Encroachment on free enterprise by government violates the basic right to pursuit of happiness.

Freedom of political speech is a vital component for a functioning republic. Such freedom must not be disturbed by complaints about fairness or whining about the "tenor" of modern campaigning. The hurly-burly of politics allows truth to rise to the surface.

Traditional moral values must be the basis of the republic. Freedom without any societal moral compass leaves the nation adrift in a relativistic sea. The same sea that swamps traditional morality sinks the ship of state.

America must be defended and her liberties spread abroad when possible. Kowtowing to international multiculturalism promotes tyranny.

The left disagrees with these values. Free enterprise is to be opposed in order to rectify inequality. Free speech is to be contained to quash the extremism of political discourse. Traditional morality is intolerant and therefore to be jettisoned. And defending American values demonstrates bigoted ethnocentrism.

There are certain countries in which the founding philosophy is deeply flawed. America is not one of them. There are certain countries for which patriotism should be a sin. America is not one of them.

American history, in all of its most glorious permutations, represents the outgrowth of our founding philosophy. Only by accepting the greatness of America's founding philosophy can we hope to ensure that freedom flourishes at home and around the globe.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

An explanation for South Korea's rampant anti-Americanism


Who says Muslims and leftists don't think alike? This photo, taken this week in Seoul, is rather strongly reminiscent of the French 'car-bee-ques' that are lit up most nights in Europe. Only this time, Korea's anti American thugs have one-upped their Muslim brethren--here a Korean police bus goes up in flames.

Korea's chronic anti Americanism, of which the so-called 'anti US beef' protest are only the latest manifestation thereof, have an explanation, by way of Strategy Page. That explanation may surprise you:


Commies Employ Teenage Mind Wipe


June 30, 2008: The South Korea government is beginning to realize why there is such a vigorous anti-U.S., pro-North Korea movement in a country that was devastated by a North Korean invasion 58 years ago. The reason is that most (OK, 51 percent) of South Korean teenagers know little about the Korean War (1950-53). After all, this was their grand-parents, or great-grand-parents war. The reason for the ignorance is the education system, dominated by leftists who have, over the decades, played down the unprovoked and savage North Korean invasion in 1950.


The South Korean Communist Party was outlawed in 1946, by the American occupation forces, for using violence to try and gain control of South Korea. But the South Korean Communists went underground, and some remained after North Korean forces were driven out in late 1950. After the war, North Korea sent agents and money south to keep leftist organizations going. Suppressing the bad memories of the Korean war (the North Koreans were exceptionally brutal, ask any South Korean over 70) was a typical communist Information War ploy, and it has paid big dividends by creating a generation of teenagers who can be convinced that the Korean War was all the fault of the United States (who had withdrawn its troops just before the North Koreans invaded, and that was not a coincidence.)


After the Cold War ended, the Russian archives were opened a bit and it was revealed that the Soviets had convinced the North Koreans that the Americans would not defend South Korea. When that didn't work out, the Russians talked the Chinese to come in and keep the UN forces from taking control of North Korea. That operation cost the Chinese half a million dead, and a grudge against the Russians that led to decades of bad feelings. But the South Korean educational system has managed to purge most of this from the curriculum, or downplay the teaching of it in the classroom.


The Big Lie technique not only lives, it thrives, and you can see it happening in South Korea.