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From Bad to Worse...

February 4th, 2007 (03:53 am)

One needs a scorecard to know whom to kill on any given day. This scorecard is called the Rules of Engagement. Sounds like our boys in Najaf were sold a bill of goods. They have gone from working for the "government of Iraq" to now "working" for tribal clicks. Najaf was a "hit" for someone.

Who's to Blame for The Killing

by Charles Krauthammer

This week the internecine warfare in Iraq, already bewildering -- Sunni vs. Shiite, Kurd vs. Arab, jihadist vs. infidel, with various Iranians, Syrians and assorted freelancers thrown into the maelstrom -- went bizarre. In one of the biggest battles of the war, Iraqi troops reinforced by Americans wiped out a heavily armed, well-entrenched millenarian Shiite sect preparing to take over Najaf, kill the moderate Shiite clergy (including Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani) and proclaim its leader the returned messiah.

The battle was a success -- 263 extremists killed, 502 captured. But the sight of the United States caught within a Shiite-Shiite fight within the larger Shiite-Sunni civil war can lead only to further discouragement of Americans, who are already deeply dismayed at the notion of being caught in the middle of endless civil strife.
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The Dragon Trades With Our Enemy...

February 4th, 2007 (03:35 am)

The Dragon IS our enemy. Our enemies slowly surround us as we frolic unconcerned. The time will come when the piper must be paid.

Chinese President Hu Jintao has agreed on a series of economic deals in Sudan, which China has protected from UN sanctions over the Darfur conflict.

China announced an interest-free loan to build a new presidential palace, and said it would build two schools. China already buys most of Sudan's oil.
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Book Recommendation...

February 4th, 2007 (03:27 am)

Religion of Peace? (book) by Gregory M. Davis. Is the "War on Terror" Based on a False Hope?

In the days following 9/11, George W. Bush assured America and the world that Islam was a "religion of peace" and that the violent followers of Osama Bin Laden had twisted the true Muslim faith. Acting on this belief, President Bush and other Western leaders sent troops to the Middle East in an effort to bring freedom and democracy to the Muslim world.

But what if this "understanding" of Islam is based not on fact, but instead on equal parts wishful thinking and Islamic deceit? It would mean that the entire War on Terror is based on a faulty--and increasingly deadly--premise.

In “Religion of Peace? Islam's War Against the World”, author and filmmaker Gregory M. Davis rebuts the notion that Islam is a great faith in desperate need of a Reformation. Instead, he exposes it as a form of totalitarianism, a belief system that orders its adherents not to baptize all nations, but to conquer and subdue them. Islamic law's governance of every aspect of religious, political, and personal action has far more in common with Nazism than with the tenets of Christianity or Judaism.

Davis details how Islamic thought divides the world into two spheres locked in perpetual combat: dar al-Islam ("House of Islam," where Islamic law predominates), and dar al-harb ("House of War," the rest of the world). This concise yet thorough book leaves no doubt as to why most of the world's modern conflicts are connected to Islam--and calls into question why Western elites refuse to acknowledge Islam's violent nature.

Virtually every contemporary Western leader has expressed the view that Islam is a peaceful religion and that those who commit violence in its name are fanatics who misinterpret its tenets. This widely circulated claim is false.

Relying primarily on Islam's own sources, “Religion of Peace? Islam's War Against the World” demonstrates that Islam is a violent, expansionary ideology that seeks the subjugation and destruction of other faiths, cultures, and systems of government. Further, it shows that the jihadis that Westerners have been indoctrinated to believe are extremists, are actually in the mainstream.

"Religion of Peace? Islam's War Against the World" is nothing less than a wake-up call to all civilized nations--and one they ignore at their peril.

“A fascinating thesis,” says William F. Buckley Jr. about "Religion of Peace?" You will surely agree.

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“We are losing in Iraq and Afghanistan”

February 4th, 2007 (02:44 am)

Investor's Business Daily had some surprising food for thought. And some advice:

Drop The Gloves

Global Jihad: The ghastly plot by Muslim terrorists in Britain to kidnap and behead a British soldier to blackmail the U.K. into leaving Iraq is a grim reminder of the enemy we’re fighting. And sadly, we need reminding.

While the bare-knuckled British press condemned the “evil Muslim terrorists,” our media by and large shrugged, preoccupied as they’ve been with more important news, such as the sandbox spat between Rosie O’Donnell and Donald Trump. You’d never know we were at war with a barbarian culture bent on destroying our way of life.

Though we’ve so far avoided another attack here in America, there’s been no shortage of terrorism around the world. You might say there’s been a silent rampage. The thwarted British plot coincides with no fewer than 655 Islamic terror attacks across the globe in just the past three months. The full list appears on the Web site thereligionofpeace.com.

We can’t vouch for the list’s accuracy, but based on a quick survey, the data seem correct. We commend the list to your attention because it puts the war on terror in the proper light.

That is, this war is truly a worldwide clash of civilizations and not, as the cut-and-run crowd keeps telling us, simply a “situation” that requires “managing.”
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"...if only you are nice to people they will be nice to you."

February 3rd, 2007 (11:28 pm)

The UK slumbers while in peril. The US, for the most part, seems to be in a self-induced coma.

Sleepwalking with the enemy by Ruth Dudley Edwards

The conviction this week of a Muslim radical for inciting racial hatred once again highlights the growing threat posed by the pernicious fringe of Islamism. We have only ourselves to blame, says Ruth Dudley Edwards

'UK you will pay, Islam is on its way," is the chilling slogan favoured by Muslim radical Abdul Saleem, who was convicted this week of stirring up racial hatred at a rally in London last year. Addressing the crowd in Belgravia Square, near the Spanish and German embassies, Saleem was filmed saying: "There will come a time when we will stand inside these embassies. There will come a time when we will remove that flag. There will come a time when we will raise the flag of Islam – whether you like it or not, Islam is superior and cannot be surpassed."

His defence should have pointed out that he was merely stating the obvious. He and his kind believe that through intimidation, conversion and out-breeding, the United Kingdom – and the world over – can be brought under Sharia law.
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Lovely Practice...

February 3rd, 2007 (11:19 pm)

Cruellest cut in the name of Islam

* Genital mutilation and forced marriage occurs even among educated Muslims in some countries, writes Ayaan Hirsi Ali in a shocking account of her early life in Somalia, in her new book

KORAN school was a shed down the road. The other pupils were from the neighbourhood. At first I liked it. I learned to mix ink from charcoal, water, and a little milk, and to write the Arabic alphabet on long wooden boards. I began learning the Koran, line by line, by heart. It was uplifting to be engaged in such an adult task.

But the kids at madrassah (Islamic religious school) were tough. They fought. One girl, who was about eight years old, they called kintirleey, "she with the clitoris".
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On Voting Democratic Ever Again...

February 3rd, 2007 (09:45 pm)

The DNC winter meeting opened with a prayer of conversion by Shi’ite Imam Husham Al-Husainy, a terror supporter. With heads reverently bowed, the Dems earnestly prayed for their destruction.

"In the name of God the most merciful, the most compassionate. We thank you, God, to bless us among your creations. We thank you, God, to make us as a great nation. We thank you God, to send us your messages through our father Abraham and Moses and Jesus and Mohammed. Through you, God, we unite. So guide us to the right path. The path of the people you bless, not the path of the people you doom. Help us God to liberate and fill this earth with justice and peace and love and equality. And help us to stop the war and violence, and oppression and occupation. Ameen."

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Global Warming Alarmists At It Again...

February 3rd, 2007 (09:40 pm)

Hyscience has the back-n-forth. For realists, Global Warming is beautifully summed up in these three sentences:

"...in 2000, French President Jacques Chirac called the Kyoto Protocol the first step to "authentic global governance." ...the U.N. ...wants to be able to tax, regulate, and essentially be an international governing body over the developed world, particularly the United States. This is seen by many as an opportunity to get their hands on United States taxpayer wealth."

How else can you explain India and China be exempted from Kyoto? Kyoto gives the worst polluters a pass while the US is brought to its knees with onerous rules, taxes and fees on its industry and individuals.

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Should We Care If Iraq Sinks Further Into Hell?

January 29th, 2007 (10:48 pm)

No. And here is why. There are so many problems with this story, I can see why it disappeared before making it into the MSM. This should be shouted from the rooftops. This story also states that 25 of our boys died this day, making it a particularly bloody one. Why are our boys dying for these ungrateful savages? Why is this story being ignored?

"KARBALA, Iraq (CNN) -- Attackers who killed five U.S. troops at a government building in Karbala posed as U.S. military officials to get past Iraqi guards, a Karbala police spokesman said."

"The attack happened Saturday as the U.S. military convened a meeting to discuss security for Ashura, the upcoming Shiite pilgrimage to Karbala."

"According to police spokesman Abdul Rahman al-Mishawi, about 30 gunmen traveling in a convoy of at least seven SUVs with tinted windows -- similar to the vehicles used by top U.S. military officials -- drove up to the Karbala Provincial Joint Coordination Center wearing uniforms similar to those worn by the U.S. military."

"About a dozen U.S. troops were inside the compound at the time, al-Mishawi said."

"Around 5:45 p.m., the gunmen cleared an Iraqi police checkpoint outside the center by flashing fake identification badges and speaking some English, al-Mishawi said."

"Al-Mishawi said it is standard procedure for U.S. troops not to jointly man the checkpoint. He said U.S. personnel insist on passing without going through a security screening."

"The attackers went through three checkpoints to enter the center, he said."

"The first U.S. casualty in the attack was a soldier sitting in a Humvee outside a meeting of U.S. and Iraqi security officials."

"The assailants targeted only U.S. soldiers, al-Mishawi said, adding that not a single Iraqi soldier or police officer was killed."

"Several of the SUVs used in the attack were found late Saturday in neighboring Babil province, along with two of the suspected gunmen, an official in Baghdad said. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the gunmen were wounded and detained by the Americans, but the U.S. military said the two were found dead."

"When asked why Iraqi police did not intervene to stop the gunmen from fleeing, al-Mishawi said "they assumed it was American-on-American violence and wanted to stay out of it.""

Update 012907: This story began getting some airplay. Details have changed. Our boys were kidnapped, handcuffed, and executed; their bodies found 25 miles east of Karbala, or, on the road to Iran. We will probably not get the real version of events, even after the war with Iran begins in earnest. Bill Roggio has more on the Iranian connection.

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North American Union: death knell for America.

September 4th, 2006 (04:13 pm)

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