Here is an interesting article that is in the WorldNetDaily.
FROM JOSEPH FARAH’S G2 BULLETIN
linked with Iran attack
Pakistani journalist who met bin Laden confirms al-Qaida nukes, says they may already be in U.S.
By Paul L. Williams and David Dastych
© 2006 WorldNetDaily.com
Al-Qaida has already obtained nuclear suitcase weapons from the Russian black market, weapons tested in Afghanistan in 2000, and they may have already been forward-deployed inside the U.S., according to the only journalist to interview Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri in the wake of Sept. 11.
Last week, Hamid Mir’s credibility skyrocketed when he accurately predicted in Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin and later in WND the imminent release of a new recorded communiqué from bin Laden through al-Jazeera, the Arabic TV network. Two days later, bin Laden’s tape was the focus of international news coverage.
"If you think that my information and analysis about bin Laden’s location is correct," said Hamid Mir, "then please don’t underestimate my analysis about his nuclear threat also."
Mir said that he met with an Egyptian engineer last week who lost an eye after one of bin Laden’s nuclear tests in the Kunar province of Pakistan. The Pakistani journalist said the encounter with the engineer greatly disturbed and depressed him since it provided further assurance that a nuclear nightmare for America is about to dawn.
Mir believes that an "American Hiroshima" will occur as soon as the U.S. launches an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities.
"Al-Qaida and Iran," he says, "have a long, secret relationship." "American Hiroshima" is the name al-Qaida leaders chose for their long-planned nuclear attack on the U.S.
The relationship between Iran and bin Laden dates back to June 21, 1996, when bin Laden attended a terror summit in Tehran. The gathering attracted terror leaders from various places throughout the world, including Ramadan Shallah (the Palestinian Islamic Jihad), Ahmad Salah (Egyptian Islamic Jihad), Imad al-Alami and Mustafa al-Liddawi (Hamas), Ahmad Jibril (Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine), Abdallah Ocalan (the Kurdish People Party), Muhammad Ali Ahmad (al Qaida), and Imad Mugniyah (Hezbollah). The summit resulted in the creation of the "Committee of Three" that would meet on a regular basis for the "coordination, planning and execution of attacks" against the United States and Israel. The committee members were Ahmad Salah, Imad Mugniyah and bin Laden.
Mir’s position that al-Qaida’s nuclear weapons may have already been forward-deployed to the United States confirms the report of Sharif al-Masri, a key al-Qaida operative who was arrested in Pakistan in November 2000.
Al Masri, an Egyptian national with ties to al-Zawahiri, said that al-Qaida had made arrangements to smuggle nuclear weapons and supplies to Mexico. From Mexico, he said, the weapons were to be transported across the border and into the United States with the help of a Latino street gang.
Mir also maintains that numerous sleeper agents are in place in major cities throughout the United States to prepare for the nuclear holocaust. Many of these agents, he says, are Algerians and Chechens who obtained European passports and are posing as Christian and Jews.
He further says that many of these agents have been in the United States since bin Laden’s issuance of his "Declaration of War on Americans Occupying the Country of the Two Holy Places." That fatwa was issued Aug. 23, 1996.
This is very scary. I dont know if this is true or not, but it seems to me that even if they don’t have suitcase nukes, they have been crossing our border and we have sleeper cells in the US.
NO, not Manchester United. The Korea Republic national team. They did play very good in the last Cup.
At the FIFA World Cup™ they co-hosted four years ago, Korea’s fans took to their cities’ streets and stadiums in their tens of thousands, more than living up to their ’12th man’ slogan. This enormous groundswell of support, coupled with the tactical nous of then coach Guus Hiddink, played a decisive role in the Taeguk Warriors’ triumphant march to the semi-finals.
read the rest here.
This doesn’t surprise me at all. Islamic terrorists are probably using our porous borders to gain entry into our country with ease. Our borders security is a joke, with 11 million illegal aliens already in our country. How many are related to terrorist organizations. We need to secure our border and stop all the illegals entering our country, or we may have a suicide bomber drive right next to the White House, The Capital building or Wall Street. All the bloviating about port security and illegal amnesty is ruining our country. We are going to let illegals off the hook, but we couldn’t let an ally run some of our ports. Our Founding Fathers are probably rolling in their graves at what the USA has become. Economically we are still number one, but we have lost track of what this country was founded on. We are slowly becoming a Socialist state that is run by the government. They are spending like drunken sailors on socialist policy and forgetting what their number one priority. Protecting the citizens from foreign entities.
H/T to All Things Beautiful.
As the nation continues to debate what to do about our southern border, I thought I would point out a piece of informaton I found in a cache of documents released by the Pentagon in early March. In connection with a lawsuit brought by the Associated Press, the Pentagon released thousands of pages of documents transcribed during tribunal hearings for the hundreds of terror suspects held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. There is a lot of interesting information in those documents, including the allegations against one detainee who was caught while trying to sneak across the Mexican border.
The name of the detainee was not given in the original two-page transcript I reviewed. Just recently the Pentagon released the names of hundreds of Guantanamo’s inmates, but I haven’t been able to match one of those names to this suspect, yet.
The U.S. government alleges that the detainee “attempted to be smuggled into the United States” and “traveled with forged travel documents, including a passport and other travel documents.” The detainee admits that he was caught while attempting to illegally enter the U.S., but claims that he “was going to find a job to make some money.”
What the government thinks the detainee was really up to is not clear. The transcript does not contain any allegation that the detainee belongs to a terrorist organization or that he was attempting to carry out a terrorist plot. However, many of the details surrounding the detainees at Guantanamo remain classified and its possible that the government has more specific terror-related information about this detainee.
The details of the detainee’s travels and the smuggling operation that attempted to sneak him into this country are especially noteworthy.
read the rest at Thomas Joscelyn’s blog
It looks like Sweden is not caving into the Islamist demands to have separate laws for Muslims. I congratulate Sweden for having a pair and not letting the Muslims intimidate and start their conquest of Sweden. First, they will want their own laws for themselves and then they will start changing the laws of the whole country. It is one of the steps to Islamicize Eurabia. But Sweden is not gonna have any of it. The Swedish government is not gonna be Dhimmis to the Muslims.
‘Separate laws for Muslims’ idea slammed
Published: 28th April 2006 10:08 CET
Sweden’s largest Muslim organisation has demanded that Sweden introduce separate laws for Muslims, according to Swedish television. Sweden’s equality minister Jens Orback called the proposals "completely unacceptable".
The Swedish Muslim Association, which represents around 70,000 Muslims in Sweden, has sent a letter to all Sweden’s main political parties suggesting a number of reforms, SVT’s Rapport programme reported.
The proposals include allowing imams into state (public) schools to give Muslim children separate lessons in Islam and their parents’ native languages. The letter also said that boys and girls should have separate swimming lessons and that divorces between Muslims should be approved by an imam.
The letter provoked an instant, and damning, response from integration and equality minister Jens Orback.
"We will not have separate laws in Sweden. In Sweden, we are all equal before the law. In Sweden, we have fought for a long time to achieve gender-neutral laws, and to propose that certain groups should not be treated like others is completely unacceptable."
Orback said he had spoken to representatives of the Swedish Muslim Council, and they did not support the association’s position.
"We have freedom of speech, we have the right to opinions and we have the right to make proposals – but if a law is going to be changed, it must be the same for everyone."
Asked whether the proposal plays into the hands of racists, Orback said that it did.
"I think it is very problematic and unfortunate that people who have been in Sweden for so long make proposals such as this that are so opposed to our intentions, when we are fighting for women’s rights and the right to divorce," Orback replied.
Liberal Party leader Lars Leijonborg also slammed the idea of separate laws.
"Sweden has equality between men and women. To introduce exceptions for Muslims so that women can be oppressed with the support of the law is completely unacceptable to me," Liberal leader Lars Leijonborg wrote in a statement.
H/T to The Jawa Report.
Frank J of IMAO, Derek Brigham of Freedom Dogs and Captain Ed at Captain’s Quarters have started a new blogroll for the chicken hawks over the blogosphere. They are people that are for the war but are not in the military like myself. I think that the logo is perfect. Chicken Hawks are a very inpressive species and very fitting for those of us that believe in the military, butin some ways can’t join or didn’t join into the sevices.
Our friends on the port side of the blogosphere have had quite a time tossing around funny little nicknames for those of us who support the war on terror and use our blogs to express our convictions about it. We’ve seen the names here at CQ in the comments section — the term "chickenhawk" has appeared more than once, and others in the blogosphere have assigned us to a unit called the 101st Fighting Keyboardists.
I’ve thought about that for a while, wondering what exactly about both epithets appear so fascinating to left-wing bloggers. As a middle-aged grandfather supporting a chronically ill wife, I have few options for doing my part in the war on terror. After 9/11, I spent weeks looking into different options for service while trying to balance my family obligations. Our family found out just three weeks after the attack that the Little Admiral would soon join us, and the implications of terrorism and war weighed heavily on my mind. I resolved to use the skills I had — writing — to make the case for fighting a forward strategy against terrorists. Eventually that led me to this blog, but in the interim I argued for a continued muscular offensive against the Islamofascists that had murdered thousands of our fellow Americans.
Is that the same as military service? Of course not. The men and women of the military do the real fighting, and we salute them and support them by supporting their mission. Milbloggers give us the best of both worlds by not only defending our nation and fighting (and beating) terrorists around the globe, but also by reporting on the fight first hand. There is honor in engaging in public debate for policies which we believe are in our nation’s best interest as well. For many of us, we know that without presenting our arguments in the national forum, many in the media and the public will quickly overpower the debate and threaten the policies we feel give us the best long-term opportunity to defeat terrorism and the states that fund and shelter them.
Many on the left disagree, however, and often they provide challenging arguments and valuable perspectives on policy and the manner in which it gets implemented. However, many more do little but make ad hominem attacks on those with whom they disagree. They spend a great deal of effort labeling people rather than providing rational arguments on policy, and even the labels they select don’t provide much more than amusement.
That’s why Frank J of IMAO, Derek Brigham of Freedom Dogs, and I have decided to create — for real — the 101st Fighting Keyboardists and adopt the chicken hawk as our mascot. First of all, the term "fighting keyboardist" describes our efforts pretty well, and we think the pseudo-military terminology is pretty danged amusing. Derek himself designed the logo.
And why the chicken hawk? When we looked into it, it turns out that the chicken hawk is a pretty impressive predator. It’s the largest of its family. This species vigorously defends its territory, getting even more aggressive when the conditions get harshest. It adapts to all climates. Most impressively, it feeds on chickens, mice, and rats.
Make of that what you will.
Frank, Derek, and I invite you to join the 101st Fighting Keyboardists (motto: We Eat Chickens For Lunch). I’m starting a blogroll and will post the code for other members to display on their blogs. We welcome all of those who feel they qualify for the unit, but especially those who have a sense of humor as well as a sense of purpose. This way, the next time someone refers to you as a chicken hawk for your blogging, you can remind them that as a member of the 101, your talons are your best weapon and that feeding time is near!
I am joining.
David Limbaugh is no economists, but at least he understands the law of supply and demand, unlike our grea and all-knowinfg Congressman. They want to look at the "big oil companies" as the bad guy and they are "price gouging". Which is totally ridiculous. If you understand the economy, you realize that there is a bigger demand and not enough supply of fefined gasoline, so prices go up. And the oil companies making a $8 billion prfit is wothless, because the cost of crude oil is going up and the cost of running refineries is very high.
Big awl and gasbags
I am no economist, though I did minor in economics at some distant point in the past. I remember a visiting lecturer in my labor economics class one day preaching gloom and doom and telling us we would run out of oil in the next generation or so.
There have always been gloom and doomers and charlatans, and there always will be. There will always be a receptive audience for them. And when their predictions fail, there will always be people who still swear by them — and even more who refuse to hold them accountable.
I don’t want to mention any names — like Paul Ehrlich — of alarmists who were highly popular around the time I was taking labor economics and Money and Banking. Nor do I want to mention that many of their predictions were not just wrong but embarrassingly wrong — so wrong that they are walking advertisements for the incompetence of their author. Yet, Ehrlich remains an icon among those who prefer their secular faith of gloom and doom over facts and reality.
read the rest here.
Chalrles Krauthhammer also ahs a good column on Townhall.com.
Gas prices shouldn’t surprise us
WASHINGTON — If you thought the Dubai port deal marked a record high in Washington cynicism, think again. Nothing can match the spectacle of politicians scrambling for cover during a spike in gasoline prices. And this time, the panderfest has gone all the way to the Oval Office. President Bush has joined the braying congressional hordes by ordering the Energy and Justice Departments and the FTC to launch an investigation into possible gasoline price-fixing.
What a disgrace.
Precisely 10 years ago (April 29, 1996) as gas prices reached a shocking $1.27 a gallon, President Clinton ordered his Energy and Justice Departments to launch investigations to find out why. In my column that week, I offered a wild guess as to why: "Supply is down and demand is up.” I offered Energy Secretary Hazel O’Leary and Attorney General Janet Reno a $100 bet (I roll high on sure things) that their million-dollar probes would do nothing more than confirm my hunch.
read the rest here.
More from Townhall.com.
We are all Marxists now“Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it, misdiagnosing it and them misapplying the wrong remedies.” –Groucho Marx
Who knew that Ted Kennedy was an Economics genius? Kennedy’s never-ending campaign for an increase in the minimum wage—the law that Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman has called “one of the most anti-black laws on the statute books”—certainly never betrayed his hidden expertise. But after Sunday’s edition of Meet The Press, the secret is out.
In response to a question from Tim Russert about what should be done in response to rising gas prices, Kennedy laid out his clever three-part plan:
1) President Bush should call the oil company executives into the Oval Office and “jawbone” them to lower prices.
2) The FTC should be awakened from its slumber and put to work “24/7” to do an investigation. Perhaps someone should investigate who told Kennedy he wouldn’t look silly saying “24/7”.
3) The U.S. government should “capture the excess profits” from the oil companies.
Like the two guys in the beer commercial say: “Brilliant!” All that is really needed to bring down oil prices is to give the oil company bigwigs a good talking to. Kennedy, ever the leftist, sounded just like Marx—Groucho not Karl.
read the rest here.
Chuck Colson has a good column at Townhall.com today. He is talking about how we have a war of civilizations. The West vs. Radical Islam.
The clash of civilizations
Revisiting the radical Islamic worldview
During the Cold War, there was a great clash of civilizations—communism vs. Western liberal democracy. And it threatened to destroy us in a nuclear holocaust. I was in the White House during those years. I can tell you, it was terrifying getting those daily briefings from the military. But the danger that we face from radical Islam today is even greater than the Cold War.
In the mid-1990s Harvard professor Samuel Huntington predicted that the twenty-first century would see a great clash of civilizations between Islam and the West. Nobody paid much attention. After all, we had just defeated communism. There was peace in the world. All was well.
Then came September 11, when we awoke to the fact that there are people out there who want to destroy us—not just defeat us, but annihilate us.
read the rest here.
I pretty much agree with everything he says in this column. The government and the public needs to understand that the Islamic terrorists don;t care how we treat the Middle East or who is in our government. They just want a 7th century mindset to rule over the world. The reason they hate us and many Muslims, is that they think that we should be living in the 7th century, Where the Sharia law will rule over everyone and women and children are just cattle to be traded and abused. Hopefully the Western World will realize this before it is too late. Too muc PC crap that makes it impossible for our government to call a spade a spade.
|You Are an Old Soul|
|You are an experienced soul who appreciates tradition.
Mellow and wise, you like to be with others but also to be alone.
Down to earth, you are sensible and impatient.
A creature of habit, it takes you a while to warm up to new people.
You hate injustice, and you’re very protective of family and friends
Souls you are most compatible with: Warrior Soul and Visionary Soul
For this, we elect, pay, and give power to Congress Critters?
Senate Republicans advocate sending $100 rebate checks to millions of taxpayers, and a Democrat is leading the campaign for a 60-day gasoline tax holiday.
Either way, it seems no one in Congress wants to be without a plan, however symbolic, to attack the election-year spike in gasoline prices.
Pure pandering. Nothing more, nothing less. Neither plan will solve a thing. Let’s drill in ANWAR, the Gulf of Mexico, the Lower 48. Let’s build new refineries, nuclear plants, and wind farms. Let’s do some real research into alternatives.
And, here’s one that will freak some folks out: let’s take the trading of oil off of the market. Does it cost the same to get the oil out of the ground? As far as I have been able to determine, yup! The price is going up because of trading.
And, as far as the profits for the oil companies? They are making about 8% profit. If the price of a gallon is $1, they make 8 cents. If it is $3, they make 24 cents. Their costs are the same, either way. The fact that they make more money due to the cost of a barrel of oil going up because of people who do not work for them should not make people mad at the oil companies. It should make people mad at the people who ARE driving up the price of a barrel.
Let’s come up with some real fixes, Congress.
PS: what I wrote about profits is really simplistic. I had included quite a bit more info, but, apparently hit the wrong button, and waxed it. Not going to spend another 1/2 hour looking it up.
Well said Captain Blackbeard (William Teach)
All the people that are saying it will be inpossible to get all the 11 milliom illegal aliens and deport them are wrong. we can get a majority of them on May 1. They are going to be in the streets all over the country. Why don’t we just end the police into the crowds and arrest everyone, and whjoever is an illegal alien deport them. I know that won’t happen, but it could be done.
The immigrant rights people want to shut down the cities that they are going to be in to show what force they have. This will only bring a backlash to those people. It will show the people i the US just how many of them there are and why we need to shut down the borders. We need to have secure borders and any kind of amnesty will only bring more and more illegals into the country. The government has the obligation to protect our borders and they have the right to say who can get into the country.
By Dan Whitcomb
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Pro-immigration activists say a national boycott and marches planned for May 1 will flood U.S. streets with millions of Latinos to demand amnesty for illegal immigrants and shake the ground under Congress as it debates reform.
Such a massive turnout could make for the largest protests since the civil rights era of the 1960s, though not all Latinos — nor their leaders — were comfortable with such militancy, fearing a backlash in Middle America.
"There will be 2 to 3 million people hitting the streets in Los Angeles alone. We’re going to close down Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Tucson, Phoenix, Fresno," said Jorge Rodriguez, a union official who helped organize earlier rallies credited with rattling Congress as it debates the issue.
Immigration has split Congress, the Republican Party and public opinion. Conservatives want the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants classified as felons and a fence built along the Mexican border.
Others, including President George W. Bush, want a guest-worker program and a path to citizenship. Most agree some reform is needed to stem the flow of poor to the world’s biggest economy.
"We want full amnesty, full legalization for anybody who is here (illegally)," Rodriguez said. "That is the message that is going to be played out across the country on May 1."
Organizers have timed the action for May Day, a date when workers around the world traditionally have marched for improved conditions, and have strong support from big labor and the Roman Catholic church.
They vow that America’s major cities will grind to a halt and its economy will stagger as Latinos walk off their jobs and skip school.
read the rest here.