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calendar   Wednesday - March 04, 2015

A knight To Re-member

BYOSAH

(bring your own sword and horse)



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They didn’t say anything about signing up for any Crusades, or setting up some kind of mercantile business in Antioch. But hey, you never know.

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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 03/04/2015 at 08:54 AM   
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calendar   Wednesday - February 18, 2015

Keep Spreading The Word

Until You Kill Them, Keep Them In Africa

Islamic State has set its sights on taking over Libya as a bridgehead to eventually waging war all across southern Europe, the British Telegraph is reporting on Wednesday.

The newspaper cited letters written by ISIS supporters.

According to the report, ISIS jihadists plan to “flood Libya with militiamen from Syria and Iraq, who will then sail across the Mediterranean posing as migrants on people-trafficking vessels.”

ISIS “would then run amok in southern European cities and also try to attack maritime shipping,” the Telegraph reported.

Well duh. Pretty sure this is just about exactly what I said the other day.

Italian security chiefs on Tuesday approved a plan to put 4,800 soldiers on the streets throughout the country to help guard against potential militant attacks, the Interior Ministry said.

A statement after a meeting of military and security officials said they would guard sensitive sites and targets until at least June.

OK, that’s slightly good news. It won’t work, but it’s a gnat’s hair better than doing nothing.

What will work? Drag out the Italian Air Force, load up all 5 planes with little bombs, torpedo-ettes, and lots of 27mm, and sink every single boat along the north African coast from Algiers to Tripoli. Ok, that may be a tad aggressive, so just do it defensively around Malta, Sicily, Sardinia, and southern Italy. 25 mile exclusion zones. Maybe let the Navy play along too.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 02/18/2015 at 11:24 AM   
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calendar   Tuesday - February 17, 2015

Another Chewbacca Defense Strategy From Obama

"Why is a Wookie living on Endor? It don’t make sense! You must acquit!” cult. ref


E V I A N

White House: Jobs Program Will Defeat ISIS

What the West really needs to take on the Islamic State is ... a jobs program.

That’s what a top State Department spokeswoman suggested when asked in a TV interview Monday night about what the U.S.-led coalition is doing to stop the slaughter of civilians by Islamic State militants across the region.

“We’re killing a lot of them, and we’re going to keep killing more of them. ... But we cannot win this war by killing them,” department spokeswoman Marie Harf said on MSNBC’s “Hardball.” “We need ... to go after the root causes that leads people to join these groups, whether it’s lack of opportunity for jobs, whether --”

At that point, Harf was interrupted by host Chris Matthews, who pointed out, “There’s always going to be poor people. There’s always going to be poor Muslims.”

Harf continued to argue that the U.S. should work with other countries to “help improve their governance” and “help them build their economies so they can have job opportunities for these people.”

She acknowledged there’s “no easy solution” and said the U.S. would still take out ISIS leaders. But Harf said: “If we can help countries work at the root causes of this—what makes these 17-year-old kids pick up an AK-47 instead of trying to start a business?”

“The White House had to seem like it was doing something,” said Jonah Goldberg, a National Review editor and conservative columnist, while claiming the summit won’t achieve much.

Senior administration officials, though, defended the conference, and their description of it, on a call with reporters.

Asked whether Islamic extremists are in fact the focus of the summit, one official said extremism has spanned “many decades” and taken on “many forms,” but they recognize that those launching recent attacks “are calling themselves Muslims.”

“You can call them what you want. We’re calling them terrorists,” the official said.

Terrorists? Well, that’s a tiny step forward. Of course, those launching attacks for the past 1300 years worth of “many decades” or so have been also calling themselves Muslims, regardless of which of “many forms” they chose. Somehow they’ve always had the idea that this is how they’re supposed to behave. Good thing we now have Obama around to tell them otherwise. That’ll work.

And let’s not even look at the obvious, well researched fact, that many who answer the call of jihad are from the well educated, more financially comfortable layers of society. The kind who can find decent jobs if they want them. So let’s treat this bunch - they’re kinda brown, right? - so let’s treat them the same way we treat our own black male youth, as if they were just suburban white boys with a heavy tan, looking for a leg up with employment, a foot in the door so they could start climbing that old ladder of success. Because that’s worked so well so far, hasn’t it? (NOT). Hey, maybe Obama can solve the jihad thing by passing out EBTs and Obamaphones! Or some cold Colt 45 and some fine kind blunts? Works every time, yo!

I’d call him naive, but since pResident Narcissus D. Selfie spends so much time gazing in the mirror*, I’ll just write it as “evian” so he can read the reflection. And keep my fingers crossed he doesn’t think it’s a bottle of fwench water.

( * Until photo events of this week, I didn’t even know there was such a thing as a “selfie stick”. Did you? How thrilling to see that Fearless Reader has at least one and is an adept. )


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 02/17/2015 at 11:02 AM   
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calendar   Monday - February 16, 2015

Another asp arises from the sands UPDATE, BBC News

ISIS in Libya? Thanks Obama!

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ISIS released video showing 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians beheaded in Libya.




CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State released a video on Sunday that appeared to show the beheadings of 21 Egyptian Christians in Libya and President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi warned that his country would respond to the deaths as it saw fit.

Speaking on national television hours after the release of the video, Sisi said Cairo would choose the “necessary means and timing to avenge the criminal killings”.

UPDATE:

Egypt has launched air strikes in Libya. That’s all I have for now.  Source, BBC radio.

Egypt’s state news agency MENA quoted the spokesman for the Coptic Church as confirming that 21 Egyptian Christians believed to be held by Islamic State were dead.

The beheadings could stiffen Sisi’s resolve in dealing with security threats from militants thriving in neighboring Libya’s chaos who want to topple his U.S.-backed government.

Egypt has denied reports in the past that it had taken part, along with its close ally the United Arab Emirates, in air strikes against militants based in Libya.

Militants based in Libya have made contact with Sinai Province, a group operating from Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula that has changed its name from Ansar Beyt al-Maqdis and pledged allegiance to Islamic State.

The group has killed hundreds of Egyptian soldiers and police since the army toppled Islamist president Mohamed Mursi in 2013 after mass protests against his rule.

So Egypt needs to make a two pronged attack.

One, go north and turn right, and hammer these Sinai Province people against the Israeli/Jordanian border. Squash them like roaches.

Two, go north and turn left, and kick the crap out of everyone you find in Libya. The root is probably still well marked since the 14th Dynasty; old Pharaoh used to play whack-a-mole in Libya all the time, when he wasn’t busy keeping Nubia in line.

Good thing Egypt has a huge population with nothing else to do other than fight.

The killings raise the possibility that the Islamic militant group — which controls about a third of Syria and Iraq in a self-declared caliphate — has established a direct affiliate less than 500 miles (800 kilometers) from the southern tip of Italy. One of the militants in the video makes direct reference to that possibility, saying the group now plans to “conquer Rome.”
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The video’s makers identified themselves as the Tripoli Province of the Islamic State group. A still photo, apparently taken from the video, was published last week in the Islamic State group’s Dabiq online magazine — indicating a direct connection between the Libyan militants and the main group.

The video, released Sunday night, depicts several men in orange jumpsuits being led along a beach, each accompanied by a masked militant. The men are made to kneel and one militant, dressed differently that the others, addresses the camera in North American-accented English.

“All crusaders: safety for you will be only wishes, especially if you are fighting us all together. Therefore we will fight you all together,” he said. “The sea you have hidden Sheikh Osama Bin Laden’s body in, we swear to Allah we will mix it with your blood.”

The men are then laid face-down and simultaneously beheaded.

The militant speaker then pointed northward across the red-stained waves and said, “We will conquer Rome, by Allah’s permission.”


I’m sure the Italians loved hearing that one. Maybe Italy would be willing to play anvil to Egypt’s western hammer. And why not, given this news that ISIS is indeed in Libya, which means it’s highly likely that they are in Tunisia as well, well, isn’t that all the more reason to stop accepting boatloads of “refugees” from there? Turn them back, or just look the other way and let them sink at sea. 


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Posted by Drew458   United Kingdom  on 02/16/2015 at 04:13 AM   
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calendar   Wednesday - February 11, 2015

ISIS Wannabes Busted Down Under

Chop This

Two men were charged in Australia Wednesday after police thwarted an “imminent” terror attack, seizing an Islamic State flag, a machete and an Arabic-language video detailing the alleged plot during a raid in Sydney.

New South Wales Deputy Police Commissioner Catherine Burn said the planned attack was “consistent with the messaging coming out of IS”, while New South Wales state Premier Mike Baird described it as “beyond disturbing”.

Asked whether the plot involved a beheading, Burn said police were as yet unsure, but that it had been due to happen Tuesday in Sydney, and would likely have involved a knife.

The men, Omar Al-Kutobi, 24, and Mohammad Kiad, 25, were arrested in a raid on a property in the city’s western suburbs by the Joint Counter Terrorism Taskforce on Tuesday after a tip-off, and charged with making preparations for a terrorist act.

Reportedly devout Muslims, they were refused bail with the case adjourned until Thursday due to security issues.

“A number of items were located including a machete, a hunting knife, a home-made flag representing the proscribed terrorist organisation IS, and also a video which depicted a man talking about carrying out an attack,” Burn said.

“We will allege that both of these men were preparing to do this act yesterday. We built up information, we received further information which indicated an attack was imminent. And we acted.”

Attorney-General George Brandis told parliament the video allegedly showed “one suspect kneeling in front of an ISIL flag, with the knife and machete, making a politically motivated statement, threatening to undertake violent acts with those weapons”.




I guess this is an example of that “Do your terrorizing at home” message that ISIS sent out a couple of weeks back. There could be millions of these people around, and you’d never know it. They may not even know it themselves, until life events somehow cause them to be radicalized, and we get another case of “sudden jihad syndrome”.

What can you do to stop this? I mean, aside from banning islam, throwing out all the muslim immigrants, regulating who can buy black cloth suitable for making flags from, issuing licenses for machetes, and so on. And you think we have a police state now? 


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 02/11/2015 at 10:15 AM   
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calendar   Tuesday - February 10, 2015

boots on the border

Jordan Sends Army To Iraqi Border

ISIS counter offensive to soon begin?

Jordan has deployed “thousands” of troops at its border with Iraq as it ramps up a campaign against ISIS militants who set a pilot ablaze, two Jordanian government officials told NBC News on Tuesday.

The troops were sent to prevent the infiltration of ISIS fighters into Jordan and as a show of force, according to the sources who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Jordan’s King Abdullah last week threatened to make ISIS pay for the death of Muath al-Kasasbeh’s after video of the military pilot’s murder emerged. He vowed to wage a “harsh” war against ISIS “because this terrorist organization is not only fighting us, but also fighting Islam and its pure values.”

Abdullah also pledged to hit ISIS militants “hard in the very center of their strongholds.”

While there are pockets of ISIS support across the Iraqi border, Jordan’s deployment appeared to be “an intensification of ongoing efforts to secure the border to stop movement of men and weapons” and not the precursor to an incursion, according to Matthew Henman, an analyst at Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Centre in London. “It underlines a robust response on the part of government and the king in response to the killing of Muath al-Kasasbeh,” he added.

The kingdom has unleashed up to 20 missions per day by Jordanian jets targeting the militant group’s positions in Syria.

“We are determined to wipe them [ISIS] from the face of the Earth,” Maj. Gen. Mansour al-Jobour told NBC News on Sunday, citing the need for “revenge” after al-Kasabeh’s killing.

The UAE has rejoined the air campaign against ISIS, and it looks like whatever army Iraq can muster is getting ready to campaign in the empty western desert towards Jordan. Hopefully, this is a coordinated effort.

Meanwhile, pResident Sissypants continues to dither and blather and think about considering whether he should start wondering whether he should do something. Or not. Sorry, got to run, it’s tee time!

Also, American aid worker, ISIS hostage Kayla Mueller is dead. ISIS is conveniently blaming her death on the airstrikes, but you know what a bunch of lying shitsacks they are.

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American ISIS hostage Kayla Mueller is dead, the aid worker’s family and the White House said Tuesday. The announcement came four days after ISIS claimed the 26-year-old Arizona native had been killed by a coalition airstrike in Syria.

“We are heartbroken to share that we’ve received confirmation that Kayla Jean Mueller, has lost her life,” Mueller’s parents, Carl and Marsha, and brother Eric, said in a statement. “Kayla was a compassionate and devoted humanitarian. She dedicated the whole of her young life to helping those in need of freedom, justice, and peace.”
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U.S. officials would not confirm Mueller’s cause of death or say when she died, telling NBC News only that the family had received a message from the aid worker’s captors with information that American authorities were able to authenticate.

President Barack Obama expressed his “deepest condolences” to Mueller’s relatives and confirmed the young woman’s death.

No matter how long it takes, the United States will find and bring to justice the terrorists who are responsible for Kayla’s captivity and death,” he said in a statement which called ISIS a “hateful and abhorrent terrorist group.”

No outrage, no anger, no vows of revenge from Obama. Not even a call to eliminate ISIS, much less a promise to put their heads on spikes. We’ll arrest them someday. Maybe. Mostly. Whatever. Because, hey, the Crusades and Jim Crow. We’re just as bad. Cut him some slack, he actually said the “T word”.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 02/10/2015 at 04:55 PM   
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calendar   Thursday - February 05, 2015

King Bad Ass

Jordan’s King Leads Air Strikes Against ISIS

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And you thought Putin was macho? King Abdullah friggin’ pegs the manli-meter. Strikes take out at least 55 ISIS creeps including some delusional leader.

The US-led coalition against Islamic State was under increased pressure last night as the King of Jordan pledged to avenge the brutal murder of one of his pilots.

King Abdullah, a strong ally of Washington and London, had personally taken the decision to take part in controversial air strikes in neighbouring Syria that led to First Lieutenant Moaz al-Kasasbeh being burned to death.

But some Jordanians say they have already paid too high a price to support America’s military operations in the region and have questioned the king’s approach and their role in the coalition.

It is estimated that some 1,500 Jordanians are already fighting with jihadi groups such as ISIS in Syria and Iraq, and there is concern that long-term participation in the coalition will fuel extremism.

Significantly, it emerged yesterday that the United Arab Emirates, one of four Arab nations in the anti-ISIS coalition, had already stopped air strikes and would not resume them until improvements were made to contingency plans to rescue downed pilots.

The king promised a ‘relentless’ operation against ISIS in a defiant speech last night in response to the murder of its pilot, whose F-16 fighter crashed in December over the jihadi Syrian headquarters in Raqqa.

Speaking on state television, he said: ‘We are waging this war to protect our faith, our values and human principles, and our war for their sake will be relentless and will hit them in their own ground.’

Jordanian Author Waleed Abu Nada Tweeted on Wednesday afternoon, “Local reports here in Jordan say that King Abdullah will personally fly and lead the airstrikes against ISIS tomorrow.”

Middle East commentator Joseph Braude wrote on Twitter: “Reports that Jordanian King Abdullah, himself a pilot, will fly sorties on ISIS targets.”

Before assuming the throne, Abullah II was a Major General in charge of Jordanian Special Forces. Abdullah is also certified as a Cobra Attack Helicopter Pilot. In 1980, he joined the UK’s Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and was commissioned as a 2nd Lt. in the British Army.

Jordanian air strikes on Wednesday neutralized at least 55 Islamic State jihadists, including a top Islamic State commander who was known as the “Prince of Nineveh,” according to reports.

That is seriously bad ass.

Many heads of states around the world have paid lip service to fighting jihadists and standing against the monsters of ISIS. King Abdullah is walking the talk.

The King addressed members of the U.S. Congress yesterday, and reportedly quoted Clint Eastwood from his film Unforgiven in declaring his resolve to avenge his pilot’s savage murder on ISIS:

Hunter would not say which part of “Unforgiven” the king quoted, but noted it was where Eastwood’s character describes how he is going to deliver his retribution. There is a scene in the picture in which Eastwood’s character, William Munny, says, “Any man I see out there, I’m gonna kill him. Any son of a bitch takes a shot at me, I’m not only going to kill him, I’m going to kill his wife and all his friends and burn his damn house down.“

This man is seriously pissed, and determined to avenge his pilot’s savage death.

King Bad Ass also rides a big hog, and has a red hot wife, Queen Rania, who isn’t having any of that dress in a bag bullshit.

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Jordanian fighter pilots carried out devastating sorties against ISIS early Thursday, making good on their king’s vow of vengeance for the horrific burning death of a captured airman—whose hometown the jets buzzed triumphantly after the mission.

Reports from the Middle East said the latest strikes killed 55 members of ISIS, including a senior commander known as the “Prince of Nineveh.” Jordanian state-run media did not specify where the strikes took place. They came a day after King Abdullah stepped up his angry rhetoric at the terrorist army in neighboring Iraq and Syria following the horrific death of Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, who was burned alive in a cage in a shocking atrocity caught on a videotape released by Islamic State on Tuesday.

“The blood of martyr Muath al-Kaseasbeh will not be in vain and the response of Jordan and its army after what happened to our dear son will be severe,” said King Abdullah in a statement released by the royal court on Wednesday. A day earlier, he told U.S. lawmakers in Washington, where he had been on a diplomatic mission when the video was released, that Jordan would fight Islamic State until it ran “out of fuel and bullets.”


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 02/05/2015 at 04:43 PM   
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calendar   Tuesday - February 03, 2015

NIMBY, Literally

Hey, how do you make a dead jihadi float? Two scoops of ice cream, a dead jihadi, a tall glass, some root beer ... [rimshot]

Not In My Backyard. Or In My Front Yard. Or Cemetery. Or Country.

Dead ISIS bodies piling up like cord wood, nobody wants them buried in Iraqi soil. Gee, that sucks, huh?

Another opportunity for a social media campaign here! “Fighters of ISIS, look how your leaders have abandoned your brothers in arms! Look how they who claim to be followers of Allah have forsaken the burial rights of the mujadeen, leaving the martyrs to be eaten by dogs and jooooos, and to rot in the sun!”

More than 100 bodies of dead foreign ISIS fighters pile up in Iraqi hospitals as home countries and local cemeteries refuse to take them

The unwanted bodies of dozens of dead foreign ISIS fighters have been left to pile up in Iraqi hospitals.

More than 100 corpses of Islamist combatants from 13 different countries are dispersed among the country’s healthcare units.

That’s according to an unnamed, high-ranking official in the country’s Interior Ministry, who told Arabic-language newspaper Akhbar Al Iraq that the dead jihadist’s home countries refuse to accept them while local cemeteries won’t take them either.

The government is still trying to figure out what to do with the bodies, which are reportedly from European, Asian and Arab nations.

According to the same official their countries of origin have told Iraq to ‘Burn them or drown them, we don’t want them.

‘We took away their citizenship.’

The official added: ‘These nations wanted to send a message first to Iraq; a message of support against terrorism and radicalism, and second to tell the people who want to fight with ISIS that they mean nothing to their countries and people.’

According to the London-based Arabic newspaper Al Quds Alarabi, Iraqi civilians and politicians are refusing to allow the foreign terrorists’ bodies to be buried in cemeteries.

Most of the fallen fighters were killed fighting Kurdish Peshmerga forces or were hit by coalition air strikes.

Vlad Tepes had the answer to this predicament. Vlad the Impaler, aka Dracula. Find a hillside somewhere at the front lines. Get out your video camera and start recording for YouTube.

“99 dead ISIS fighters tonight
99 fighters that’s right
You bring one round
Spike him into the ground
98 dead ISIS fighters tonight”

And you leave their half naked defiled corpses for the flies.  And then you publish the video, while rigging a press release while giving reporters special “insider access”.  “Look how compassionate we’re being; we let them get fully dead before impaling them like this. Fully dead. For now.” And of course you booby trap some of the bodies and areas with grenades and land mines.

I know I keep coming back to it, but Social Media is the alternate battlefield in this war. You want to defeat terrorism, you have to terrorize the terrorists. Or kill them all. Which is pretty hard when so many want to join their ranks. So you’ve got to let the whole world know what happens, and you’ve got to make it worse that what they’ve already done to your people. Far worse. And that could be the real challenge.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 02/03/2015 at 02:34 AM   
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Why Wait? Get The Rope

Terrorizing the terrorists

Jordan to ISIS: Kill our pilot and we will hang all our ISIS prisoners

Jordan has threatened to fast-track the execution of a would-be suicide bomber the Islamic State is trying to free if the terror group kills its captured pilot, it was reported today.

The government has apparently warned that Sajida al-Rishawi and other jailed ISIS commanders would be ‘quickly judged and sentenced’ in revenge for Muath al-Kaseasbeh’s death.

It comes after a deadline for a possible prisoner swap allegedly set by ISIS passed yesterday with no clue over the fate of al-Kaseasbeh or fellow Japanese hostage Kenji Goto.

Intelligence sources said ISIS’s refusal to prove that al-Kaseasbeh was alive meant any deal with the militants was doomed.

Now Jordan has reportedly stepped up its rhetoric by warning of its intent to retaliate if the negotiations end in bloodshed.

Elijah Magnier, chief international correspondent for Kuwait’s Al Rai newspaper, told MailOnline: ‘I have reliable contact in the Jordanian government who says a message has been passed to ISIS.

‘It warns that if they kill the pilot they will implement the death sentences for Sajida and other ISIS prisoners as soon as possible.

Jordan had agreed to an ISIS demand to free al-Rishawi who failed to fulfil her Al Qaeda mission as a suicide bomber.

In return, ISIS said it would not execute the 26-year-old pilot, who was seized in December after crashing near its HQ in the Syrian city of Raqqa.

In its latest audio recording, ISIS threatened to kill al-Kaseasbeh if a deadline was not kept for the release of al-Rishawi by dusk Iraq time yesterday - around 5.30pm (2.30pm GMT).

But it appeared to make no promises to release him, another condition the Jordanian government is demanding.

I think this is the right approach. At first glance I thought Jordan had plenty of ISIS prisoners, so I was going to suggest they just start hanging one every day until they get their guy back. But they might not have so many captives after all. In that case, just chop off a small bit. A foot, a calf, a leg. On YouTube, on social media. With a full spectrum disinformation campaign in Arabic. “This is your fault ISIS! Fighters of the Islamic State, this is how little ISIS cares about you! This prisoner is no martyr, no hero! He goes to meet Allah unclean and blaspheming!” and so forth. And then ... chop. Do it. And if it works, then Jordan has a new sideline industry, because they can do this kind of sick stuff and get away with it, muslim vs. muslim, while the rest of the West can’t. But we can supply all the pork by-products necessary, and I’m sure Israel could ship over a few cases of Official Jooo Cooties ASAP.

And if it doesn’t work? Well, that’s a few less terrorists on hand, right? And when the next captured ISIS fighter goes up the gallows, and just happens to be a UK citizen, or from France, or from Detroit ... and gets to dance the hemp fandango with double bacon ... maybe recruitment from those areas might fall off a bit?


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 02/03/2015 at 12:06 AM   
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calendar   Saturday - January 31, 2015

You May Be A Redneck If …

Your Child May Be A Terrorist If ...

France Alerts Parents To Junior Jihadi Warning Signs, Confuses Rest of World


And they mocked Boooosh when he said how the drug cartels were related to the terrorists. Which they are, of course. Now France has an easy-to-misunderstand warning poster ...

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Let’s see ... this is Fwance after all; earthy, forthright, tactless, practical, and with a language no one can understand. So we have to guess at the meanings and hope some of the words seem familiar.  The document is real enough though.

Top to bottom, left to right

Your french child may be a terrorist if ...
•  They no longer let the girlfriend hold their penis in public.
•  They don’t want to be seen in public with their baby mamas and their love sprats.
•  They stop eating French bread. Alors! Call the gendarmes!!
•  They forget how to dunk. Really? Could french guys dunk before this? Who knew?
•  They leave their iPads at home and reject recorded music as empty noise devoid of meaning and nuance, preferring only live jazz performed by genuine black people.
•  Same thing goes for video games and television. With the exception of Jerry Lewis movies and episodes of East Enders, of course.
•  They forget how to swim. Let’s face it, swimming is one of the least necessary skills for terrorists in the desert. Ah ha!!
•  They stop wearing women’s dresses and begin clothing themselves like dead people? Damn, this French stuff is hard to read!!
•  They spend time online researching AR15 accessories, especially trying to understand “the front part that goes up”, and sit around the cafes by hours debating the proper way to pronounce “Picatinny Rail System”

Funny, there’s nothing here about burning cars, being “disaffected”, how to tie that pesky kaffeya scarf, ways to mistreat women, what the 3 stones are all about, which way is southeast, this year’s fashion tips for suicide vests, or even how to get the cous-cous just right. I’d call it a pretty half-hearted effort from a government afraid to face the truth.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 01/31/2015 at 01:54 PM   
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calendar   Tuesday - January 27, 2015

Deserter

Bergdahl Charged As Deserter

5 Terrorists for 1 Traitor? Another Great Deal By Obama

In what may prove to be a major embarrassment for the Obama administration, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was allegedly held captive by the Taliban for five years, will be charged with desertion according to retired Army Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer of the London Center for Policy Research. Shaffer told Fox News host Bill O’Reilly that sources have told him Bergdahl’s attorney has been given a “charge sheet” and that the decision has been made to pursue the charge of desertion.

“Sgt. Bergdahl will be charged with desertion” Shaffer told O’Reilly. “I have been told and confirmed by two other sources that his attorney was given what we call a charge sheet. A charge sheet is results of the investigation listing out the articles of the Uniform Code of Military Justice that have been violated. The key violation is desertion. And this is has been done. The decision has been made. Let me be very clear. As a corporate entity, the Army has decided that they want to pursue Bergdahl for this violation.”


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 01/27/2015 at 12:47 PM   
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calendar   Monday - January 26, 2015

South Seas Bloodbath

MILF Battle Kills 30 Cops



30 Filipino police commandos killed
MANILA, Philippines – More than 30 police commandos were killed in a clash with Muslim insurgents Sunday in the southern Philippines in the biggest single-day combat loss for Philippine forces in many years, officials said.

The commandos had entered the far-flung village of Tukanalipao at dawn looking for a top terror suspect, but had a “misencounter” with members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and other insurgents, Mayor Tahirudin Benzar Ampatuan of Mamasapano town told The Associated Press by telephone.

Other insurgents in the area later joined in fighting the outnumbered police forces, the mayor said.

The Moro group signed a peace deal with the government last year.

Ampatuan, the Moro group and military officials said the police commandos did not coordinate their plan to enter the Muslim rebel village before sunrise, apparently resulting in the fierce fighting.

The fighting in the marshy village of corn and coconut plantations subsided after several hours when members of a cease-fire committee and foreign truce monitors intervened, Ampatuan said, adding he deployed a team of village leaders and guards, who saw more than 30 of the slain commandos scattered in the battle scene.

“What they described to me was gruesome,” Ampatuan said.

At least two Philippine security officials told The AP that the target of the police commandos was Zulkifli bin Hir, a Malaysian terror suspect known also as Marwan, who has been blamed by U.S. and Philippine authorities for several deadly bombings. Marwan is believed to have been hiding in the country’s south since 2003.

The two officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to reporters about operations to capture Marwan, who they said may have been wounded or killed in Sunday’s fighting.

Bing Maps shows Tukanalipao as “Tukanalipao, Mamasapano, Autonomous Reg. in Muslim Mindanao, Philippines”, Mindanao being the south island of the archipelago. Seems to me we’ve been fighting the Moros for at least 115 years now. Pretty sure we even invented a brand new pistol to shoot them with around 1911. The Moros, on the other hand, have been fighting everybody, for at least 400 years now. They just don’t want to be colonized. Darn shame they can’t stay independent AND keep their violent faith local.

It almost never makes the news, but the US has five or six thousand troops there, um, I mean “military advisors”, and has been not-quite-fighting a war against these islamo-commie “rebels” in the southern Philippines since 2002. 


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 01/26/2015 at 08:39 AM   
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calendar   Thursday - January 15, 2015

Belgium Terror Cell Raided

Breaking: 2 Jihadis dead, 1 Captured in Belgian Raid



At least 3 people were killed in an anti-terror raid in Belgium Thursday that one official confirmed was “jihadist related,” and a man suspected of selling guns used in last week’s terror attacks in France was being detained in another part of the country, according to multiple reports.

The deadly raid was in Verviers, in eastern Belgium, according to the Telegraph. Belgian public television channel RTBF reported that the public prosecutor’s office confirmed the deaths of two suspects and arrests of “several” more. The station said there were no casualties among the security forces involved and that several people had been arrested. Federal prosecutors were quoted as saying there had been a police operation near the center of the city of 55,000, some 70 miles from Brussels.

Sky News reported three jihadists who had recently returned from Syria were killed. Explosions and gunfire were apparently heard near the station, according to Belgium’s public broadcaster RTBF. The Belga news agency said there were several casualties and police activity was continuing.

“An operation is underway,” a source in the mayor’s office told AFP without giving further details.

Another official told the agency it was “jihadist-related” and a news conference was scheduled for 8 p.m. local time.

The group that Belgian authorities confronted Thursday was about to carry out major terrorist attacks in Belgium imminently, spokesman for the Belgian Federal Prosecutor Eric van der Sypt said. Two suspects were killed in the operation.

Two people were killed Thursday in an anti-terrorism operation in the eastern Belgian city of Verviers, CNN affiliate VTM News reported.

The group is believed to have links to ISIS and to have been planning attacks in Belgium, CNN terrorism analyst Paul Cruickshank said.

Federal Belgian police took at least one suspect into custody near a train station, VTM News said. Further details weren’t immediately available.

Verviers is about 69 miles (111 kilometers) east-southeast of Brussels and 200 miles (322 kilometers) northeast of Paris.

The anti-terrorism raid comes amid heightened alerts in Europe after this month’s attack on the office of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris.

Anti-terrorism operations were underway in other cities, a senior Belgian counter-terrorism official told Cruickshank.

Reports on TV say that 10 raids and/or investigations are on in this and 3 other cities in Belgium. Looks like counter-terror forces are trying to take down a whole network. Good.

Belgian officials are now also saying that this group has no direct connection to the group that carried out last week’s attack in Paris.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 01/15/2015 at 02:54 PM   
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calendar   Monday - January 12, 2015

Couldn’t Even Vote Present

“The Future Must Not Belong To Those Who Slander The Prophet Of Islam”
- Barack Hussein Obama at the UN, September 2012



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Displaying powerful symbolic unity, in fitting and proper testament to the defense of civilization, more than 40 world leaders linked arms to lead the mass march in Paris in resolve against Islamist terror.

The United States of America, Barack Obama, President, was inexcusably absent from one of the most critical turning points in the war between radical Islam and the West since 9/11.

No Obama. No Joe Biden. No John Kerry from State. No Chuck Hagel or Ashton Carter from Defense. Not even Eric Holder from Justice, who happened to have been in Paris.

More than a million people surged through the boulevards of Paris behind dozens of world leaders walking arm-in-arm Sunday in a rally for unity described as the largest demonstration in French history. Millions more marched around the country and the world to repudiate three days of terror that killed 17 people and changed France.

Amid intense security and with throngs rivaling those that followed the liberation of Paris from the Nazis, the city became “the capital of the world” for a day, on a planet increasingly vulnerable to such cruelty.

More than 40 world leaders headed the somber procession — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas; Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov — setting aside their differences with a common rallying cry: We stand together against barbarity, and we are all Charlie.

At least 1.2 million to 1.6 million people streamed slowly through the streets behind them and across France to mourn the victims of deadly attacks on the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, a kosher supermarket and police officers — violence that tore deep into the nation’s sense of security in a way some compared to Sept. 11 in the United States.

The three days of terror began Wednesday when brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi stormed the Charlie Hebdo newsroom, killing 12 people, including two police officers. Al-Qaida’s branch in Yemen said it directed the attack to avenge the honor of the Prophet Muhammad, a frequent target of the weekly’s barbs. Charlie Hebdo assailed Christianity, Judaism as well as officialdom of all stripes with its brand of sometimes crude satire.

On Thursday, police said Coulibaly killed a policewoman. The next day, he seized hostages at the kosher market while the Kouachi brothers were holed up at a printing plant near Charles de Gaulle airport. It ended at dusk Friday with raids that left all three gunmen dead. Four hostages at the market were also killed.

Five people held in connection with the attacks were freed late Saturday, leaving no one in custody, according to the Paris prosecutor’s office. Coulibaly’s widow, last seen near the Turkish-Syrian border, is still being sought.

France remains on high alert while investigators determine whether the attackers were part of a larger extremist network. More than 5,500 police and soldiers were deployed Sunday across France, guarding marches, synagogues, mosques, schools and other sites.

“The terrorists want two things: they want to scare us and they want to divide us,” Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told TV channel iTele. “We must do the opposite: We must stand up and we must stay united.”


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