Friday, December 15, 2006

America Is Heading Fast To An Unknown Future !

America Is Heading Fast To An Unknown Future With Huge Effecs ! - video powered by Metacafe

Al-Qaeda’s Strategy and Struggles

Documents released by Special Operations Command through West Point's Combating Terrorism Center reveal some of the struggles of post 9/11 al-Qaeda. Also revealed is the strategic goal, or "end game" for al-Queda:
The documents show al-Qaeda is committed to waging a holy war against "dictators of the Earth and secular groups" that will end only when "everyone believes in Allah."Well, there you go. And of course, that means "by any means necessary". It also means that those who refuse to "believe" will be summarily killed. Fairly simple, fairly straight forward, and something which should remove all doubt as to what the west faces in the WoT.
USA Today

Worry Grows Over Terrorists Attacks

Jihadists are getting into the spirit of the season. And according to AP, they're still upset over the Danish cartoons and the Pope's remarks. You see, for Santa Omar Adel Rahman, we in the West have been very, very bad. By Paul Haven for Associated Press:
John Reid, Britain's top law enforcement official, said Sunday that it was "highly likely" that terrorists would attempt to mount an attack over the holiday period, when the number of travelers swells. He gave no other details....

Fatah Has Declared war on Allah, Trouble in Palestine

Hamas escalates its internecine feud with Fatah to jihad. Dozens injured in rival Palestinian gunfights in Ramallah and Gaza as Abu Mazen and his Fatah are accused of “declaring war on Allah.” December 15, 2006, 8:34 PM (GMT+02:00)
Hamas leaders said Friday: “Abu Mazen and Fatah have declared war on Allah. Whoever joins them is a shahid.”

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Authorities Probe Foreign Student Seeking Commercial Truck-Driving HAZMAT License

NEW YORK — Mohammed Yusef Mullawala wanted a license to transport hazardous materials and to learn how to drive commercial tractor trailers. There was nothing unusual about that, until he told his teacher that he only wanted to learn how to drive forward, and he wanted to learn fast......
Mullawala, a 28-year-old citizen of India who is of Pakistani descent, is now in federal custody in Massachusetts on immigration violation charges....
By Liza Porteus

Scores of Baghdad business kidnapped by heavily-armed gang as US senators John McCain and Joe Lieberman visit Green Zone

Debka December 15, 2006, 12:07 AM (GMT+02:00)
Around 100 gunmen in police uniforms brandishing rifles and Glock pistols issued by the US military to Iraqi forces went from shop to shop Thursday, Dec. 14, stealing cash and seizing hostages. The two influential senators called for another 15-30,000 troops to be sent to Iraq.

If Israel Falls, the West Follows

Saul Singer is Editorial Page Editor and author of the weekly column “Interesting Times” for the Jerusalem Post.

In particular, many people seem not to buy the analogy with Hitler and the 1930s, in terms of the nature of Iran's threat to world peace.

Hitler did not have the potential of leading a billion people, but the Iran/Hezbollah/Hamas/Al Qaeda axis could conceivably come to dominate a billion Muslims. Hitler also never managed to build nuclear weapons; Iran could.

Unfortunately, it seems the West is waiting for a major disaster or deterioration of the situation before rising to its own defense, as if 9/11 and subsequent attacks were not enough.

The irony is that the West has many ways to win, while has Iran has only one: Depending on the West volunteering not to defend itself.
Washington Post

Israeli Economy Sees Record-Breaking Positive News

The Israeli economy has seen a series of record-breaking positive statistical indicators in 2006. Bank of Israel economists credit ex-Finance Minister Netanyahu with the 2003-4 economic revival.

read it all.Israel National News

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Famous Quotes

"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."
- Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."
- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

"Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right."
- Henry Ford (1863-1947)

"Don't stay in bed, unless you can make money in bed."
- George Burns (1896-1996)

"I don't know why we are here, but I'm pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves."
- Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951)

"Try to learn something about everything and everything about something."
- Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-1895)

"Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws."
- Plato (427-347 B.C.)

"Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe."
- H. G. Wells (1866-1946)

"If you are going through hell, keep going."
- Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

"He is one of those people who would be enormously improved by death."
- H. H. Munro (Saki) (1870-1916)

"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."
- Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931)

"Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth."
- Sherlock Holmes (by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 1859-1930)

"A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship."
- John D. Rockefeller (1874-1960)

"Be nice to people on your way up because you meet them on your way down."
- Jimmy Durante

"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969), Inaugural Address, January 20, 1953

"The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them."
- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

"Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome."
- Isaac Asimov

"Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action."
- Auric Goldfinger, in "Goldfinger" by Ian L. Fleming (1908-1964)

"Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens."
- Jimi Hendrix

"The nice thing about being a celebrity is that if you bore people they think it's their fault."
- Henry Kissinger (1923-)

"If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough."
- Mario Andretti

"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity."
- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

"Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names."
- John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)

"Thank you for sending me a copy of your book - I'll waste no time reading it."
- Moses Hadas (1900-1966)

"In the end, everything is a gag."
- Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977)

"Behind every great fortune there is a crime."
- Honore de Balzac (1799-1850)

"Few things are harder to put up with than a good example."
- Mark Twain (1835-1910)

"You can get more with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone."
- Al Capone (1899-1947)

"The difference between pornography and erotica is lighting."
- Gloria Leonard

"And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him."
- Revelations 6:8

"Opportunities multiply as they are seized."
- Sun Tzu

"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
- Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."
- Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

"Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions - it only guarantees equality of opportunity."
- Irving Kristol

"Don't let it end like this. Tell them I said something."
- last words of Pancho Villa (1877-1923)

"The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense."
- Tom Clancy
"There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it."
- Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

"Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo."
- H. G. Wells (1866-1946)

"a single blow must destroy the enemy...without regard of losses...a gigantic all-destroying blow..............." Adolf Hitler,

It is better to discuss things, to argue and engage in polemics than make perfidious plans of mutual destruction. —Mikhail S. Gorbachev

In Our Hearts . . .

. . It remains

Despite all the inflictions:The incessant hatred, the numb apathy, the harrowing abandonment, the gargantuan beatings, the gory brutality, the vulgar slander, the egoist dismissal, the cruel deprivation, the political propaganda, the ambiguous facades, the spiritual confusion, the suffocating captivity, the breathless exhaustion, the humanity torn asunder,
the dream remains,
and remains,
and remains.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

A Sniper No More !

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U.S. List Of Friends Being Bakerized ?

Gates admitted in his Senate hearing that Iran is producing many bombs - not just one.

Since it is possible to destroy Israel with just one bomb, the Americans should be asking themselves what Iran needs all those other bombs for.

There are senior military sources in the US who have been warning the administration to take into consideration that the day that Iran attacks Israel with a nuclear bomb, 10 cities in the US and Europe are liable to also be attacked with nuclear weapons. Unfortunately, no one is listening to these voices today.

by Caroline Glick , The Jerusalem post

A Lebanese Girl Blogger Speaks Up from her Vantage point

My country is being torn apart like Lego blocks. Some select fuckheads who think they can decide for the fate of a whole country, a whole people, a whole section of the globe, are playing a game of Risk on my country.
read it all here .. Rasha

Guerrillas Guerrilla'd

posted by Mustapha

One of war's most durable lessons is that when your enemies change, your tactics have to change. Too bad Hassan Nassralah didn't heed that aphorism. In fact, on the Lebanese stage, a large, strong and highly organized Hezbollah is finding itself in the awkward position of fighting smaller, faster, and nimbler opponents.In a conventional war, large armies rely on overwhelming attacks with big weapons and complex logistics. This makes them slow and inefficient, and creates openings for faster guerrillas to attack and run. The army gets angry and sends even larger weapons, while the guerrillas just hide and wait for another opportunity to scratch their mighty opponent. At the end, the enemy dies of a thousand small cuts and runs away.

Monday, December 11, 2006

A liar, a thief, a rapist, and a murderer. That’s not a man. Take it away.

Response to Kofi Annan’s farewell speech
While Kofi Annan is admittedly not a rapist or murderer, he is a liar who may have knowingly tolerated theft, murder (genocide in Darfur and Rwanda), and child rape during his tenure as Secretary-General. He is not anything that a decent person would recognize as a man, and it is high time for him to be taken away as well.

USA Today reports that Kofi Annan “blasted” the United States in his long-overdue farewell speech.

It's Up To Bush

Baker à la Carte How Bush will pick and choose from the 79 varieties of recommendation.
It's all up to the president now. But as the James Baker-Alan Simpson Steel Wheels tour and vaudeville act drags on and ultimately passes into well-deserved oblivion, the problems that they failed seriously to address will remain.The Baker group and many of Bush's advisors have failed the president. It's up to the commander in chief now. by Robert Kagan & William Kristol

Syria is expanding its long-range missile manufacture and anti-tank rocket deployment on Golan

DEBKAfile Brig. Gen Yossi Baidatz, military intelligence chief of research, reported that Syria had increased its production of long-range missiles (picture) and was building up its anti-tank rocket units on the Golan border with Israel.
For those closely watching events in the ME the build up continues, lines are being drawn and the pot continues to heat up.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Feelings Hurt

A Q&A with Al-Jazeera Editor-in-Chief Ahmed Sheikh:
Q: Do you mean to say that if Israel did not exist, there would suddenly be democracy in Egypt, that the schools in Morocco would be better, that the public clinics in Jordan would function better?
A: I think so.
Q: Can you please explain to me what the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has to do with these problems?
A: The Palestinian cause is central for Arab thinking.
Q: In the end, is it a matter of feelings of self-esteem?
A: Exactly. It’s because we always lose to Israel. It gnaws at the people in the Middle East that such a small country as Israel, with only about 7 million inhabitants, can defeat the Arab nation with its 350 million. That hurts our collective ego.
Those numbers should give pause to those who think Arab states to be the underdogs in this particular conflict. thanks to Tim B and WorldPoliticsWatch

Even If We Leave Now, We'll Be Back

The Coming Of Gulf War III By David Rothkopf
Strategic redeployment. Phased drawdown. Exit strategy. However one phrases it, Washington seems to be turning a page in the story of seems quite possible that a Democratic president may be the one compelled to wage the Third Gulf War.
What plausible scenarios could draw even a war-weary United States back into the Middle East, into a Gulf War III? Clearly, the confrontation with Iran -- over its regional policies, support of terrorists and desire to acquire nuclear weapons -- tops the listThe Iranian threat is magnified because it could trigger an arms race for a "Sunni bomb" to offset the "Shiite bomb." What if Jordan, Pakistan or Saudi Arabia fell into fundamentalist hands? Washington Post

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