Friday, 22 July 2005
Because of IRAQ
Topic: Islamic Jihad
At least 45 killed in Egypt resort bombing spree
And of course this is
ALL because of Iraq.
If Egypt had not
invaded another Sovereign
Nation and Over threw---
Wait a minute EGYPT has not invaded anyone, Has it?
But aren't these atrocities supposed to be the Arab Streets Outrage at the overthrow of Saddam Husein?
All this is really confusing particularly since almost all the bombing attacks by the FOREIGN rephrased NON IRAQI Jihadists have been killing IRAQIS.
Yes the message of the Jihadists seems to be
"We will fight the Crusader-Infidels to the LAST DROP of IRAQI BLOOD!"
So if Egypt is not the one who invaded Iraq then why?
Saturday, 23 July , 2005, 06:43
Cairo: At least 45 people were killed and around 150 more wounded in a string of bomb attacks overnight in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, medical sources told AFP.
"There were several attacks at around 1:00 am (2200 GMT Friday) in the centre of Sharm el-Sheikh," a police official told AFP.
"For the moment, we don't know whether they were car bombs or bombs planted under parked cars," he said. "We are not ruling out the possibility of suicide bombings."
The blasts rocked the popular Sinai resort at the peak of the summer tourist season and several foreigners were believed to be among the victims.
According to police sources and witnesses, one of the deadliest bombs went off in a car park between the Ghazala and Movenpick hotels in Sharm el-Sheikh's Naama Bay area.
"The side of the Ghazala hotel facing the sea was badly damaged by one of the blasts and part of it even collapsed," Sharm el-Sheikh resident Hossam Osman told AFP on the phone.
"There are lots of bodies covered with blood-stained white sheets around the hotel. Lots of people rushed to the scene to see what was happening but up to 600 policemen are cordoning off the area," added Osman, who owns a photo laboratory.
The attacks came on the 53rd anniversary of the 1952 revolution and scores of Egyptians were also on an extended holiday weekend in Sharm el-Sheikh and other resorts.
According to police sources, there were up to seven almost simultaneous blasts, mainly in Sharm el-Sheikh's old market area.
One went off near the Marriott hotel and another near the Marina Sharm, witnesses said.
According to an AFP reporter in the Sinai, police forces immediately tightened security along the peninsula's coastline road, with sniffer dogs checking vehicles at every checkpoint.
The bombings were the bloodiest such incident since 34 people, including several Israeli tourists were killed in triple bombings against Taba and two other Sinai resorts last October.
Sharm el-Sheikh is Egypt's largest resort and sits at the southern tip of the Sinai peninsula.
The October 7 bombings had targeted the Hilton hotel -- which lies next to the border with Israel at the north of Gulf of Aqaba -- as well as two other resort camps in Nuweiba, further down the coastline.
The October bombings were the first major attack in Egypt since 58 tourists were killed in an attack on the southern town of Luxor in 1997 and sparked a massive crackdown by government troops in the Sinai.
The trial of three men suspected of involvement in the October bombings opened on July 2 at the high state security court in Ismailiya, northeast of Cairo, and was due to resume on Sunday.
One of the men is still at large and being tried in absentia.
Because its less trouble and EASIER to bomb Egypt than to go all the way to the US, Italy, Denmark, the rest of the Coalition of the Willing
(all 30 plus Nations) or UK again?
or Not To Be
Topic: Islamic Jihad
This just in on the Tube shooting in London.British police kill one suspect at a subway station; another is arrested
Metropolitan Police Commissioner Ian Blair said the shooting was "directly linked" to the investigation.
"The man who was shot was under police observation because he had emerged from a house that was itself under observation because it was linked to the investigation of yesterday's incidents," police said in a statement. "He was then followed by surveillance officers to the station. His clothing and his behavior at the station added to their suspicions."
Of course there is concern in the Muslim Community, and I WILL stipulate that for the majority they are probably hard working honest good British citizens, some them do however fail to understand the realities of this situation.Muslim community worried about reprisals as tensions mount in London
This pops out to my mind.
"They didn't need to shoot him five times. They could have shot him once or twice, maybe in the leg, so that he couldn't get away," Asim said.
"There's another worry now, a big one that I think Muslims fear," he said, "that after 7/7, unnecessary force would be used to curb radicalism which would, though, breed more radicals When someone may have a bomb you want them DOWN, the UK is NOT like other parts of the world the man's concerns would be valid there and there would ALREADY be blood in the streets in retribution
"We are getting phone calls from quite a lot of Muslims who are distressed about what may be a shoot-to-kill policy," said Inayat Bunglawala, Muslim Council of Britain spokesman.
One caller, he said, asked: "What if I was carrying a rucksack"Well? Then DON'T carry a rucksack, I mean PLEASE anyone carrying into the London Tube something that looks like what the terrorists used to bomb it is crazy.
"Guner Bahadir, sitting in a prayer room for women, said she felt solidarity with Muslims involved in conflicts around the world and with Britain's involvement in the Iraq war, she wasn't surprised by the attacks.
"This is the war and now it is here," said the 40-year-old Bahadir, who immigrated from Turkey five years ago.
"They (the West) say they're helping us but they're not. They're killing us," she said.
"We don't need their help." That's priceless, Solidarity with Terrorists, no Dear WE are not killing you THEY are killing you. Emigrated from Turkey 5 years ago, she must have missed the Terrorist Bombings there? No Solidarity for her new home I take it?
I got on a dust up recently on an international Bulletin Board on the subject of Capital Punishment.
The usual suspects showed up, what if they are innocent, No one has the right to take a life not even the State.
You know? In the case of a Terrorist carrying a explosives, caught in the act? I do not think we have to worry much about presumption of innocence do we? Except for intelligence gathering I see nothing at all immoral about a quick shot to the head.
However, despite my support for Capital Punishment in cases BEYOND ANY DOUBT, with a deeply religious fanatic, I am willing to make an exception.
I would look them in the eye and say. "No quick trip to Paradise for you m'boy, look around and get used to what you see here, because you will be looking at it for a LONG time, and when your body starts giving out? We will put you on life support, if possible we will do all we can to make certain you NEVER die and go to paradise.
Isn't the paradox sweet? What is the Left going to complain about we would be TOO Humane?
Do you feel Lucky?
Topic: Islamic Jihad
More excitement in LondonUK police shoot man at underground station
Fri Jul 22, 2005 12:10 PM GMT
LONDON (Reuters) - London police said on Friday a police officer had shot a man at the Stockwell underground train station but declined to comment on reports he was a suspected suicide bomber.
"I saw them (police) offload five shots into the person on the floor," eyewitness Mark Whitby at the station told BBC television. "I saw them kill a man."
Police would not give any further details.
Police were hunting for bombers on Friday after an apparently failed bid on Thursday to bomb London's transport network.
On July 7, 56 people were killed in bombings on the underground and bus network, including four bombers.
Thursday, 21 July 2005
Wow I am not alone
Topic: Iraq War
I found a fellow traveler to my opinions in my last post.James McGovern, D-Mass, is a disingenuous fool
The House of Representatives passed a resolution today in the form of a rider on a State Department appropriations bill.
The measure, approved 291-137, says the United States should leave Iraq only when national security and foreign policy goals related to a free and stable Iraq have been achieved.
"Calls for an early withdrawal embolden the terrorists and undermine the morale" of U.S. and allied forces and put their security at risk, the amendment to a State Department bill reads.
That the resolution drew 137 votes in opposition is a painful reminder that we do not call upon Congress to formulate geopolitical strategy for a reason.
Some Members, however, were not merely content to vote against the resolution, but opened their mouths and proved their stupidity beyond a shadow of a doubt. James McGovern, a Democrat from Massachusetts, actually said that "to suggest those of us who oppose this war are somehow 'emboldening terrorists' is, to say the least, grotesque."
No, it actually is true. Of course Congressmen who advocate scheduling the withdrawal of the United States from Iraq are emboldening the insurgency. How could it be otherwise? The terrorists have established American withdrawal as their victory condition
Read all of it Tiger Hawk is ALWAYS great.
If your actions give Aid and Comfort to the Enemy how exactly does that fit into the framework of being a Patriot? Though I do notice that the other side of the political spectrum only uses the term Patriot to defend themselves from attack as in
You are insulting my Patriotism, at other times they use it as a swear word and an indication of mental feebleness.
I for one do not mind being called a Neanderthal.
I console myself with the fact that the cranial capacity of Homo Neanderthalis was some 20 to 25%
LARGER than modern man's and therefore MUCH larger than that of such pinheads.
Aid and Comfort to the Enemy?
Topic: Iraq War
On the news this evening, I heard something, not for the first time to be honest, and my patience and understanding snapped.
I did a search on the topic that caught my attention, and found.Pressure grows as Pentagon misses deadline on troop levels
By Bryan Bender, Globe Staff | July 12, 2005
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration yesterday came under more pressure to outline the number of American forces that may need to stay in Iraq over the next two years after the Pentagon failed to meet a 60-day deadline set by Congress to provide a detailed plan for training Iraqis and for likely US troop levels.
The report to Congress, due yesterday, was required under the $80 billion war spending legislation approved in May. It is intended to help answer one of the most pressing questions hanging over the American-led occupation: when the United States might be able to begin drawing down the estimated 140,000 forces in Iraq.
The White House and Pentagon are facing rising calls from Democrats and Republicans for a more detailed strategy in Iraq -- calls that grew louder yesterday.
''I am deeply disappointed that the administration failed to comply with this initial . . . deadline," Representative Martin T. Meehan, a Lowell Democrat and senior member of the Armed Services Committee, told Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld in a letter. ''It is long past due for the administration to provide Congress with meaningful information to evaluate our progress in Iraq
Man, do I feel sorry for those Generals. There they are fighting a WAR
So I guess it just makes sense to let the enemy know our projected strength levels,capabilities, tactical and strategic plans.
Now Dan, some may say, good people may have differing opinions on this War. You are impugning their Patriotism with your rancor.
Well they are either doing what they can to ensure we LOSE this War, or they are just plain stupid.
Which do YOU think it is?
Skinwalkers of Today or the Worshipers of Molech?
Topic: Islamic Jihad
My ancestry includes American Indian. The First Nations all have great reverence for the Dead and those who disturb sacred burial grounds and use the dead for their ends are an abomination.
In Iraq a suicide bomber tried to kill the mourning parents of all those children who died not long ago.
In London another bombing attack has occurred during the memorial service for 7/7
I have not decided whether these slime are Skinwalkers or Modern Day worshipers of Molech, those who sacrifice children to their God.
The have been there from the Dawn of Time it appears they have not changed, just assumed different disguises but their actions are the same.
Yes now that I think Skinwalkers are in the tradition of MY ancestors,
Molech is their past, present and future.Two Arrested in London Subway, Bus Blasts
LONDON - Small explosions struck the London Underground and a bus at midday Thursday in a chilling but bloodless replay of the suicide bombings that killed 56 people two weeks ago. Police made two arrests in the case.
No one was injured in the coordinated lunch-hour blasts, which shocked and disrupted the capital and were hauntingly similar to the July 7 bombings by four attackers.
Police Commissioner Ian Blair said forensic evidence collected from the crime scenes could provide a "significant break" in solving the case, and hours later police announced two arrests in connection with the latest attacks.
One man was arrested near Downing Street, site of the prime minister's residence, and the other near Tottenham Court Road, which is near the Warren Street subway station where one of the incidents took place. Police said the men were being questioned.
"Clearly, the intention must have been to kill," Blair told a news conference. "You don't do this with any other intention."
He also said it was not clear if the two sets of attacks were connected
Wednesday, 20 July 2005
Topic: Sci Fi
Just read this from Buster over at InmuscatineOne to Beam Up
Canadian-born actor James Doohan, 85, best known for his Star Trek role immortalized by the catch phrase "Beam me up, Scotty," died of complications from pneumonia and Alzheimer's disease today at his home in Redmond, Wash., according to Reuters.
News.com News Blog | Star Trek's 'Scotty' dies at 85
There will forevermore be only one Scotty. He wasn't just an engineer in the Star Trek universe, he was the standard by which all others will be measured
Every one knows Scotty as one of the Heros of Star Trek,
but James Montgomery Doohan was not just a Star Trek Hero,
He was a REAL Hero!
"craziest pilot in the Canadian Air Forces".
At the outbreak of World War II, aged 19, Jimmy Doohan joined the Royal Canadian Artillery, and was eventually commissioned as a lieutenant. His first combat assignment was the invasion of Normandy at Juno Beach on D-Day. Shooting two snipers along the way, Doohan led his unit made its way to higher ground through a field of tank mines and took defensive positions for the night. Crossing between command posts at 11:30 that night, Doohan took six hits from a German machine gun: four in his leg, one in the chest, and one through his middle right finger. The chest bullet was stopped by his silver cigarette case; the shot finger was amputated, and on screen he would generally conceal this. Despite his wounds, Doohan remained in the military, trained as a pilot for the Royal Canadian Air Force, and flew an artillery observation plane, though he was once labeled the "craziest pilot in the Canadian Air Forces".
"it means something like true, pure, the actual"
Update Scotty will be going into Space, since our level of technology has not reached Beaming yet his ashes will be put into a rocket. His ashes are to be sent into space ? at his request ? by Houston company Space Services Inc. Space Services spokesperson Susan Schonfeld said Doohan's ashes would probably go up on a Titan 1 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California in late September or early October
Veritas odium paret
Words Fly Written Stays
Topic: Out of Flyover Land
Words Fly but Written Stays.
That's the secret. It can be hidden, it can be ignored, it can never be mentioned, but it stays. You can find it if you look for it.
You turn on the television, President Bush is visiting Denmark, Words Fly, the anchors, the anti-war demonstrators, all the same voice, but there are other voices, you can find them if you look for them.
Danes waving American Flags and singing the Battle Hymn of the Republic. They can be ignored, never mentioned but Written Stays.Danish Pro-Americans via Instapundit
"Unbeknown st to most Americans, some Danes came out to show their support for George W. Bush last week on his stop in Denmark."Chrenkoff
Danish support for the war in Iraq has risen after the London attacks despite greater fear of terrorism on Danish soil.
An opinion poll conducted by Gallup on behalf of Danish newspaper Berlingske Tidende shows that 75 percent of those questioned find it very or extremely likely that Denmark will be a target for fundamentalist Muslim terrorists in the near future. Before the attack on London, 50 percent of Danes said it was very unlikely.
Despite the greater fear of attack, more than 70 percent of Danes support the current military engagement in Iraq. Denmark, a long-time ally of the United States, has troops in both Iraq and Afghanistan and was mentioned as a possible target by a group claiming links to al-Qaida and the bombings in London.
You see crowds in the MidEast the shouts the raised fists the flags burning, Words Fly.
But Written Stays and it is out there.Reviled in many places around the world, Americans are adored in Kosovo
American flags flutter on peasants' homes. A couple grateful for U.S. help in ending Kosovo's war names a daughter in honor of Madeleine Albright.
Kosovo's president, Ibrahim Rugova, credits former President Reagan and the first President Bush for policies that Clinton followed to avert genocide in Kosovo and end the war. President George W. Bush, he says, showed his commitment to Kosovo by visiting U.S. troops shortly after his inauguration.
"We like Americans because they're freedom-loving people who are pragmatic and love to help," Rugova said in an interview. "There is a great respect for America -- for the ideal.
"We are small, but even small friends can be important.
Written Stays, LOOK for it.
You turn on the television, another suicide bombing killing young Iraqis standing in line to join the Police force. They bury their dead, they grieve and they STILL form lines to join the forces protecting their families from those who kill the innocent with no hesitation, no regret and with forethought.
You don't hear anyone on the Televison asking or answering the question, WHY? Profile: Iraq's Wolf Brigade
To its admirers, the Wolf Brigade is the elite commando unit spearheading the new Iraqi government's war on terror
Words Fly but Written Stays.
The Answers are out there. LOOK FOR THEM.
Many thanks to Buster Block for his warm welcome
back to the blog ecosystem ;-)
"Kentucky Dan is back from the dead"
Tuesday, 19 July 2005
Iran rejects reports on jailed dissident as "propaganda"
Tehran, Iran, Jul. 19 – Iran’s Majlis (Parliament) Speaker Gholam-Ali Haddad Adel on Monday rejected “propagandist reports” on the failing conditions of Akbar Ganji, a dissident journalist currently on day 39 of a hunger strike hoping to gain his freedom from a six-year prison sentence which he is currently serving in Evin Prison.
Haddad Adel told reporters on the sidelines of a seminar in the Iranian capital that Ganji’s case was “unlikely to turn into a plight and reach the point that satellite networks and Mr. Bush are talking about”.
Last week, United States President George W. Bush called for Ganji’s unconditional release.
“The propaganda going on around [Ganji’s] conditions was far from reality”, Adel said, adding that the U.S. President ought to react instead to “crimes committed by American troops in Abu Ghraib prison as well as in Iraq and in Afghanistan”.
The remarks by the ultra-conservative Majlis Speaker, whose daughter is married to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s son, appeared to be part of the clerical authorities’ offensive to defuse growing concern over Ganji’s health.
The state-run news agency, ILNA, quoted the director of Milad Hospital in Tehran, where Ganji is currently receiving care, as saying that the journalist “began eating in hospital and his condition is by no means critical”.
The state-funded daily Quds reported today that Tehran’s Prosecutor-General Saeed Mortazavi had denied that Ganji was on hunger strike.
“Akbar Ganji is regularly consuming nutritious food and proteins, and according to the physicians, his general health is completely on form”, Mortazavi told the state-run Fars news agency.
“He will be returned to prison after the treatment”, he said.
“The actions of certain newspapers to create controversy over this case are for the purposes of putting pressure and part of a psychological warfare”, Mortazavi, who has been implicated in the prison murder of Canadian-Iranian photojournalist Zahra Kazemi in July 2003, added.
Monday, 18 July 2005
They may have a point
They might even be correct, but in a manner that they do not even realise.
I got this exchange recently on an International
Discussion Board by an American of the Blue Flavour.
Quote: We are, in essense 'creating' a whole NEW generation of Muslims to HATE us, and that hate will spill over into our children's lives in ways we American's cannot image for now.
'Screw diplomacy' and bomb the crap out of the 'Muslims'! That's the mentality in the Capital now - is that what you want 'raining' down on your children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews?
Here were my thoughts in responce.
There is a valid point in the above. But what is missed is that WE are not the ones coming into Iraq from outside and killing children on purpose and then trying to kill their grieving parents.
Yes there may be some who will hate us forever because we killed family or loved ones of theirs, there however are FAR MORE who will hate our common enemies forever for what THEY are doing!
I think an article on Chrenkoff's Blog illustrates this best.Overdosing on death
Buried right at the very bottom of a "New York Times" piece - if terrorists in Iraq were digging, they would have already emerged on the other side of the globe (link requires registration):
On Saturday, during a funeral for children who died in the bombing on Wednesday, a unit of the Iraqi police stopped a suspicious-looking man approaching the funeral procession and discovered that he was wearing a suicide vest filled with explosives and ball bearings, the American command reported Sunday.
An explosives team disarmed the man, a Libyan, and no one was hurt, according to the American military.
"The bomber was high on drugs and is being treated for the potential overdose," said Col. Joseph DiSalvo, an American commander. The bomber, he said, "came here to kill the grieving parents of the children who were killed on Wednesday."
"I cannot imagine a worse crime."
Really, it's all about the American occupation of Iraq, which has inflamed feelings in Iraq itself and across the Muslim world. Which is why foreign Sunnis are coming to Iraq to join an organization led by a Jordanian so they can blow up children, and then blow-up their parents, while drugged up to their eyeballs. Clear?
The headline writer at UPI hasn't got it quite right when he or she writes that "Shiite leader says bombings are civil war". Cleric and member of parliament Sheikh Jalal al-Din al-Saghir is saying that "what is truly happening, and what shall happen, is clear: a war against the (Shiites)." And it is a war alright, but not really a civil one, in that Shia are being targeted mostly by foreign jihadis, not Iraqi Sunnis.
You see, boys and girls, Al Qaeda doesn't like democracy, where majority elects their government, and they certainly don't like the Shia, who are heretics and apostates. But it's all America's fault.
Take a GOOD look at this photo.
Relatives of 9-year-old Ahmed wail over his
coffin after Wednesday's suicide car bombing.
THEN go drop Michael Moore a line, tell him how
you feel about his Minutemen.
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