Archive for September, 2009

Forget Lions and Tigers, The Latest in Big Game Muslims now hunting Christians in Africa


Terror suspect Najibullah Zazi
Terrorists’ explosives out there somewhere

 By Doug Hagmann

imageAs
the sun rose over New York Tuesday morning, law enforcement officials
were expanding the security corridor around the Brooklyn federal
courthouse where terror suspect Najibullah ZAZI was scheduled to be
arraigned at 11:00. Police barricaded Tillary Street with their
vehicles and stood vigil against any potential threats to the legal
proceedings. Meanwhile, news crews were jockeying for position near the
building entrance where ZAZI would be led by federal marshals. 
Television reporters began filing their live reports on location well
before the sun began to rise. Just two blocks away, vehicle and
pedestrian traffic moved at a pace normal for a Tuesday morning, most
apparently oblivious to the forthcoming arrival of a suspected
terrorist.

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Forget Lions and Tigers, The Latest in Big Game
Muslims now hunting Christians in Africa

 By Dr. Paul L. Williams

imageThe Last Crusade

Somalia (MNN) ― Somalia’s Muslim militants are hunting down converts
to Christianity. According to Voice of the Martyrs Canada, Al-Shabaab
members have murdered 14 believers since July 15.

Compass Direct News reports the September 15 shooting death of
69-year-old Omar Khalafe, an underground Christian who had Bibles in
his possession.

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Tea Party salute
AMERICA IS ME – Anthem for “We the People”

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 By Doug Hagmann

imageAs
the sun rose over New York Tuesday morning, law enforcement officials
were expanding the security corridor around the Brooklyn federal
courthouse where terror suspect Najibullah ZAZI was scheduled to be
arraigned at 11:00. Police barricaded Tillary Street with their
vehicles and stood vigil against any potential threats to the legal
proceedings. Meanwhile, news crews were jockeying for position near the
building entrance where ZAZI would be led by federal marshals. 
Television reporters began filing their live reports on location well
before the sun began to rise. Just two blocks away, vehicle and
pedestrian traffic moved at a pace normal for a Tuesday morning, most
apparently oblivious to the forthcoming arrival of a suspected
terrorist.

More…

Forget Lions and Tigers, The Latest in Big Game
Muslims now hunting Christians in Africa

 By Dr. Paul L. Williams

imageThe Last Crusade

Somalia (MNN) ― Somalia’s Muslim militants are hunting down converts
to Christianity. According to Voice of the Martyrs Canada, Al-Shabaab
members have murdered 14 believers since July 15.

Compass Direct News reports the September 15 shooting death of
69-year-old Omar Khalafe, an underground Christian who had Bibles in
his possession.

More…

Tea Party salute
AMERICA IS ME – Anthem for “We the People”

 By Online

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DHS REPORT: Violent “Extremist” Threat to the Homeland 25 September 2009

What follows is a Department of Homeland Security
report dated September 25 (unclassified), outlining the threat of the
lone jihadis and the difficulty in tracking and stopping them. The
disconnect is the motivation. Al Qaeda and the global jihadist ideology inspires these would-be mass slaughterers. The fact is, it’s Islam. It’s the Quran. When we can address that and talk about that and purge those violent passages from the Quran, suras, hadiths etc……… we can begin to fight this war successfully and stop this nonsense:
Is This Any Way To Fight A War?

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Dallas and Springfield Arrests Illustrate Unaffiliated Violent Extremist Threat to the Homeland 25 September 2009

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Prepared by the DHS/I&A Domestic Threat Analysis Division and the
FBI/Counterterrorism Division/Directorate of Intelligence,
Counterterrorism Analysis Section. The Interagency ThreatAssessmen t
and Coordination Group reviewed this product from the prospective of
our nonfederal partners to promote awareness of emergent threats to
homeland security and to assist federal, state, local, tribal, and
private sector entities to effectively deter, prevent, preempt, or
respond to terrorist attacks against the United
States. Federal efforts to influence domestic public opinion must be
conducted in an overt and transparent manner clearly identifying U.S.
Government sponsorship.
(U) Scope

 The
DHS/Office of Intelligence and Analysis and the FBI are issuing this
joint note to provide additional information on the recent arrests in
Illinois and Texas
. The arrests of the two individuals
referenced below are not in any way related to the ongoing terror
investigation in New York and Colorado. UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE
ONLY UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY

 Recent Arrests

 On
23 September 2009, the FBI arrested U.S. citizen Michael Curtiss
FintonUSPER in Springfield, IL, and on 24 September 2009, arrested
Jordanian citizen Hosam Maher Husein Smadi in Dallas, TX. The two were
engaged in separate, unrelated plots to conduct attacks against
prominent buildings—Finton against the Federal Building in Springfield,
IL, and Smadi against the Wells Fargo Motor Bank in Dallas—using
vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices. Each will face weapons of
mass destructioncharges. These arrests are not related to the FBI
arrests earlier this week in Denver and New York.

 Though
Finton and Smadi were engaged in separate, unrelated plots, they
illustrate the continuing threat posed by Islamic terrorist extremists
who are inspired by global jihad to commit violent acts in
the United States, but do not necessarily receive direct guidance from any overseas terrorist organization. The FBI investigations into Finton and Smadi revealed that neither individual had ties to a formal terrorist network.

 Implications

 Finton
and Smadi are similar to other lone terrorists and terrorist cells
disrupted by U.S. law enforcement that identified with the ideas and
goals of the global jihadist movement,
but lacked direct guidance or instructions from the leadership of a formal terrorist network. Despite this,
they demonstrated the intent and potential capability to advance plots
by conducting training, selecting targets, and procuring weapons, but
weredisrupted before executing attacks.

 On 27 July 2009, the FBI arrested Daniel Patrick Boyd [Muslim convert]
USPER and seven of his associates on charges of conspiring to provide
material support to terrorists and conspiracy to murder, kidnap, maim,
and injure persons abroad. The arrests disrupted Boyd’s ongoing efforts
to radicalize young men in the Raleigh-Durham area for the purpose of
conducting violent jihad abroad.


 On 20 May 2009, the FBI arrested three U.S. citizens and one Haitian national in New York on charges of conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction in the United
States and conspiracy to acquire anti-aircraft missiles, ending an
eight-month operation. The charges arose from a plot to detonate
explosives near a Jewish community center
and synagogue in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, New York, and to
attack military planes with improvised devices and anti-aircraft
missile systems at the
New York Air National Guard Base located at Stewart International Airport in Newburgh, New York.

 In June 2007, the
FBI arrested six individuals for planning a terrorist attack on
military facilities, including the Fort Dix Army base in New Jersey.
They trained for the attack in several different ways, including
viewing jihadist videos, firing weapons at a shooting range in the
Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, and playing paintball. The group was
influenced by al-Qa‘ida and the global jihad messag
e, but received no outside assistance with the plot.

 In December 2006, the FBI arrested U.S. citizen Derrick
ShareefUSPER when he attempted to purchase grenades and weapons for a
self-directed terrorist attack against a shopping mall food court.
Shareef was inspired by global jihadist ideology
, yet received no direction from any foreign terrorist or organized terrorist group. (U) Suggested Protective Measures

Building management personnel may want to consider the following enhanced protective measures.

  • — Keep vehicles away from critical assets and from areas where large numbers of people congregate.
  • — Require all illegally parked vehicles be moved or have them towed.
  • — Identify emergency entry and exit points.
  • —  Be aware of suspicious behavior and alert to the presence of unattended bags, backpacks, briefcases, and suitcases.
  • —Review security camera footage daily to detect possible indicators of preoperational surveillance.
  • — Ensure employees are familiar with procedures for shutting off utility services (electricity, natural gas) in emergency situations.
  • — Conduct random explosive detection searches staggering search times and patterns.

Is this any way to fight a war?

Outlook

Detection
and disruption of lone terrorists are difficult because law enforcement
cannot rely on networks or associations to identify them before an
attack takes place. Violent
extremists inspired by al-Qa‘ida’s militant ideology may adopt
terrorist tradecraft and planning methodology similar to that employed
by terrorist organizations like al-Qa‘ida,
including
extensive pre-attack surveillance and careful target selection. These
similarities provide law enforcement with opportunities to uncover
plots in the planning phase through careful observance of suspicious
activity. DHS and the FBI do not currently possess credible information
regarding any specific targets of terrorist plotting in the United
States. DHS and the FBI continue to urge vigilance and the prompt
reporting of any suspicious activities or information to appropriate
authorities.

They are inspired by the Quran ………….

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An illustrated guide: All the president’s Olympic cronies

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 30, 2009 05:05 AM

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Photoshop: Paul Croteau

My syndicated column today — reprinted below with added links, pics,
and info — gives you a rundown of the Obama cronies inside and outside
the White House who stand to gain the most from the Chicago 2016
Olympic bid.

Chicagoans of all political stripes who oppose
massive government funding of Mayor Richard Daley’s pet project have
inundated my email-box. Reader Will P. sums it all up by noting that
the games would “protect the current corrupt structure” and paper over
Chicago/Illinois’s myriad woes, including: “Governor after Governor going to jail. Pay to play schemes. Crumbling and outdated infrastructure. Deteriorating public housing. Failing, dumbing-down schools. Hospital cutbacks. Sanctuary city. Never-ending gang wars (outbursts every Spring requiring massive police presence, police outmanned at the Taste of Chicago, innocents shot in the crossfire weekly, current beating video out now). Cemetery scandal (bodies removed and graves resold)…Acorn, Bill Ayers, Rezko, Blago, Wright. Univ. of Illinois “clout” scandal. Illegal preferential city hiring. City inspectors on the take (Operation Crooked Code). Voter fraud. The unemployment rate. Taxes through the roof. Mayor Daley attempting to extend city taxes to the suburbs. All this, and more…”

Daley’s approval ratings are at a record low as he scrambles to lease everything from parking meters to airports to raise cash. Residents are still reeling over the murder of teenager Derrion Albert. But FLOTUS Michelle Obama, on her merry way to Copenhagen, is singing a happy tune:
“I mean, you know, most of these Games are taking place blocks away
from my house. There’s good security by my house these days. And while
Chicago is not perfect by any stretch of the imagination, it is —
people don’t live in fear. The downtown area is completely accessible…I
know Mayor Daley, and he’s going to make sure that these Games go off
without a hitch because that’s the kind of mayor he is. It’s not called
the ‘City That Works’ for nothing.”

It “works” for the few at the expense of the many. That is the Chicago way.

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All the president’s Olympic cronies
by Michelle Malkin
Creators Syndicate
Copyright 2009

When government officials play the Olympic lottery, taxpayers lose. That has been the disastrous experience of host cities around the world (Forbes magazine even dubbed the post-Olympic financial burden the “Host City Curse”).
So, why are President Obama and his White House entourage headed to
Copenhagen, Denmark this week to push a fiscally doomed Chicago 2016
bid? Political payback.


Bringing the games to the Windy City is Chicago Mayor Richard M.
Daley’s “vision.” The entrenched Democratic power-broker – in office
since 1989 – would like to cap off his graft-tainted career with a
glorious, $4 billion bread and circuses production. The influential
Daley machine backed Barack Obama for the presidential primary. Obama lavished praise
on Daley’s stewardship of the city. Longtime Daley cronies helped pave
Obama’s path to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Now, they’re returning the
favor for their hometown boss.

Senior White House adviser and Obama consigliere Valerie Jarrett is
a Daley loyalist who worked as his deputy chief of staff, deputy
corporation counsel, and planning commissioner. She hired the future
First Lady of the United States, then-Michelle Robinson, as a mayoral
assistant. Jarrett went on to serve as president and CEO of The Habitat Company, a real estate firm with a massive stake in federally-funded Chicago public housing projects.

One of those public-private partnerships, the Grove Parc Plaza Apartments, was run into the ground
under Jarrett’s watch. Federal inspectors graded the condition of the
complex a bottom-of-the-barrel 11 on a 100-point scale. “They are
rapidly displacing poor people, and these companies are profiting from
this displacement,” Matt Ginsberg-Jaeckle of Southside Together
Organizing for Power, a community group that seeks to help tenants stay
in the same neighborhoods, told the Boston Globe
last year. “The same exact people who ran these places into the
ground,” the private companies paid to build and manage the city’s
affordable housing, “now are profiting by redeveloping them.”

Coincidentally enough, Grove Parc — now targeted for demolition as a
result of years of neglect by Obama’s developer friends—sits in the
shadows of the proposed site of the city’s 2016 Olympics Stadium.


Jarrett served as vice chair of Chicago’s 2016 Summer Olympics bid
committee before moving to the White House, where she has helmed a new “White House Office on Olympic, Paralympic and Youth Sport”
with an undisclosed budget and staff. It’s not just taxpayers in
cash-strapped Chicago who should be worried about this field of
schemes. Crain’s Chicago Business reports that Jarrett and Chicago 2016
committee member Lori Healey met this month with federal officials at
the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development “to discuss financing options” for the estimated $1 billion Olympic Village.

The door is open and the administration is “willing to meet and
listen” to any federal subsidy proposals, Jarrett said. Hey, what
happened to Obama’s tough rules on interest-conflicted lobbying by his administration officials?

A majority of Chicagoans who live in pay-for-play-plagued Cook County
oppose public funding for the Olympic party. The city has more than a
half-billion-dollar deficit – and just received word that its Olympic
insurance policy will cover only about $1.1 billion of the $3.8-billion operating budget drawn up by Daley. Cost overruns, fraud, and union-inflated contracts are inevitable.
White House spokesman Robert Gibbs defended President Obama’s all-out
campaign for Chicago’s 2016 Olympics bid by claiming America will see a
“tangible economic benefit.”

But as is always the case with sports corporate welfare disguised as “economic development,” an elite few will benefit far more than others.

axTake
senior White House adviser and Obama campaign guru David Axelrod. He’s
been a Daley loyalist since 1989, when he signed up as a political
consultant for the mayor’s first run. Axelrod’s public relations firm,
Chicago-based AKPD Message and Media, has pitched in work for the Chicago 2016 committee.
It is unknown how much AKPD has received for its services – or how much
they’ll make in future income if the bid is successful. AKPD currently owes Axelrod $2 million.

ryan The head of the Chicago 2016 bid committee is Patrick Ryan, chairman of the Aon Corporation and a co-chair of Obama’s deep-pocketed presidential inaugural committee. (Under Ryan’s watch at Aon, the company settled a massive corruption probe with 3 states for $190 million. More here on Ryan/Aon/Daley dealings More on corruptocrat Chicago Republicans like Ryan and others here.)

ppAlso on both of those committees: Obama confidante Penny Pritzker, who in addition chairs the Olympic Village Subcommittee and is president of Pritzker Realty Group
– a mega-developer in Illinois that could reap untold millions in
project work if the Daley Machine/White House campaign succeeds.

nesb Former Pritzker executive and Obama campaign treasurer Martin Nesbitt is also on the bid committee – and serves as Mayor Daley’s chairman of the Chicago Housing Authority.

ZZ713DD653Another
bid committee member, Michael Scott Jr., is “trying to develop a
for-profit real estate project that would sit within feet of the
cycling venue if Chicago wins the 2016 Summer Games,” according to the Chicago Tribune.

It takes a crony-filled White House to raise a Chicago Olympic
village. Daley and Obama will get the glory. America will get stuck
with the bill.

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BREAKING NEWS Worth Celebrating!

Satire by John W. Lillpop

Why is the news so dreary and mournful these days? Pray, dear Lord, deliver unto us headlines like the following:

Obama Admits Birther Ineligibility; Resigns Effective Immediately

20 Million Illegal Aliens Voluntarily Head Back to Mexico Due to Guilt Over Displacing American Workers

100 Top Wall Street Bankers Arrested for "Bail Out" Scam; Funds, Plus Interest, Returned to U.S. Treasury

Kenya Denies Asylum to Deposed President Obama

Vaccine for Curing Gayness Announced: Barney Frank Accepts Jesus, Switches Party Affiliation to GOP

Income Tax, Abortion, and Affirmative Action Ruled Unconstitutional

Nancy Pelosi‘s Head x-rayed: Nothing Found!

Democratic Congress Rejects Health Care Reform: Too Costly and Intrusive Expansion of Government

Government of Mexico Rejects Latest Foreign Aid from U.S., Will No
Longer Accept Hand Outs

Supreme Court Rules That Labor Unions Violate Anti-trust Laws, Must Be Dismantled

Chevron, BP, and Shell Admit "Huge Glut" of Oil Reserves; Slash Gasoline Prices to $1.00 a Gallon

English as Official Language Passes Both Chambers of Congress: All Hispanic Members Vote Nada

450 Death Row Inmates in California Prisons Executed Simultaneously to Ease Budget Crunch

Report: Spinach Can Cause Brain Cancer. Cure Possible By Eating Huge Number of Snickers Bars

United Nations Praises Israel for Acting Responsibly By Defending Itself

Matt Drudge Buys CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, and NBC: Appoints Sarah Palin Director of Human Resources

Box Office Failure of anti-capitalism Movie Drives Michael Moore into Bankruptcy

Roman Polanski Pardoned by Obama: Urged to Run for Governor of New York

Keith Olbermann Arrested For Impersonating Journalist

And that is
the way it should be,
ladies and gentlemen!

John W. Lillpop
 

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Politicians Are Killing Our Soldiers

Big Whoops Of The Day

 By Bob Parks
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, Barack Obama

Obamacare – The Beached Whale Of Liberal Excess

 By John Lillpop
Include Mexico in Obamacare to Reduce Medical Costs Even Further?

The Shot or the Pink Slip: A Hobson’s Choice

 By Jerry A. Kane
New York State Health, Health care workers must be immunized against H1N1

Pro-Life Black Pastors Oppose President Obama’s Healthcare Plan

 By Christian Newswire
‘Outraged’ by Church of God In Christ Bishop Blake’s Endorsement of Obama Healthcare


American Politics

Politicians Are Killing Our Soldiers

 By Aaron Cantor
The commander on the ground needs more troops to get the job done and all you idiots can give him is hot air?

Elected and Appointed U.S. Government Officials Who Violate Their Oath of Office and The Constitutio

 By Online
“We, the People” have had enough of this current government.

Federal Recovery Tracking Website Hides $$ to ACORN

 By Warner Todd Huston
We the people will be left in the dark about these shady financial arrangements

The Politico Gets Played By ACORN

 By Matthew Vadum
Understanding ACORN’s family tree takes time and a great deal of perseverance

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Once again, Hollywood Jabs Sarah Palin

Did You Hear About The Morgans, Hugh Grant, Sarah Jessica Parker

By Warner Todd Huston  Wednesday, September 30, 2009

We’ve seen it before. Hollywood seems to need to find a way, any
way, to jab Governor Palin as much as possible. Case in point we have
the soon to be released movie titled “Did You Hear About The Morgans?” starring Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker.

Right in the trailer for this new laugh riot film is a jab at Palin.
But it is a typically illogical jab, one that makes no sense at all.
But it IS a jab and I guess logic isn’t necessary to the good folks in
Hollyweird if it results in a jab at Palin.

The premise is that Hugh and Jessica are a married couple from New
York that witness a Mafia hit and end up in witness protection in
Wyoming. The jab comes in when Parker sees her first woman in a cowboy
hat and worriedly says, “Oh my God it’s Sarah Palin.”

Guffaws all around, eh?

Of course, the whole thing is idiotic. Sarah Palin is not known for
cowboy hats. Sarah Palin is not from Wyoming. Sarah Palin is not a
south westerner at all. I would suggest that even idiot New Yawkers are
aware that Palin is Alaska personified, not Wyoming!

It is also a little incongruous that the movie is portraying Hugh
Grant as a married man. I thought all he cared about was prostitutes?

I also have to say that Sarah Jessica Parker is looking very old in this trailer. This woman is not aging well, to be sure.

That’s Hollyweird for ya.

NOTE I’ve been emailed and had it pointed out that Wyoming isn’t
exactly in the “southwestern” USA. I realize that. What I was trying to
get at is that Wyoming is southwestern compared to where Alaska is, but
I badly garbled what I meant. So, yes, Wyoming is not south western.
Thanks for all the emails.

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Secession movement moves beyond Texas

Operating at various levels of activity in Texas, Vermont, New Hampshire, Alaska and Hawaii

By Editor  Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Secessionist Convention in New Hampshire in 2008, drawing delegates
from about two dozen secessionist organizations in the United States
and Canada.

Secessionist organizations are operating at various levels of
activity in Texas, Vermont, New Hampshire, Alaska and Hawaii. Breakaway
sentiments and anger at Washington also run high within the Southern
National Congress, a 14-state organization to “express Southern
grievances and promote Southern interests.”

Chairman Tom Moore, who lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of
southwest Virginia, says the group is “not explicitly a secessionist
organization,” although “most of our people probably do favor that
option.”

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