Iran TV broadcasts ‘US ship spy plane footage’

Iran TV broadcasts ‘US ship spy plane footage’
Nov 11 4:07 PM US/Eastern
 

Iran’s Arabic language television station broadcast footage it claimed showed a US aircraft carrier cruising in Gulf waters it said was taken by an unmanned Iranian drone.The brief minute-long film, which was shown on Al-Alam television’s evening news bulletin, showed wobbly aerial footage of an aircraft carrier stacked with war planes as it sailed.

The television’s anchor said the film, the property of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard, showed a vessel from “the US fleet in the Persian Gulf“.

“A source in the Revolutionary Guard said the drone carried out its mission without US fighter pilots reaching it,” the television said.

It said there were 10 such films taken by the drone which showed “more precise information and details about military equipment, foreign forces, and their activities in the Persian Gulf.”

The station did not name the vessel nor did it say when the footage was shot.

The broadcast comes near the end of Iran‘s latest 10-day war games, “Great Prophet II”, which military chiefs have said were aimed at showing off Iran’s defensive prowess and testing new military hardware.

The war games coincided with US-led naval manoeuvres in the Gulf off Iran aimed at halting arms-trafficking, the first time such an exercise has been held in the area.

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Razablanca

Razablanca

By Julia Gorin

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | The Hispanic-supremacist group La Raza, or “The Race,” has been making more and more headlines with the advent this year of pro-illegal-immigrant rallies. Among the chants that can be heard as people march for lawlessness is “La Raza unida nunca sera vencida!” or “A united [Hispanic] race will never be defeated!” The Race openly declares its intentions to “reconquer” the American Southwest, demands that illegals be allowed to get drivers’ licenses and free in-state tuition and health care, that state agencies and ballots be bilingual, and that the post-9/11 immigration laws be rolled back so that more illegals and terrorists can get in. The Race has been courted by both Democratic and Republican politicians, and actress Eva Longoria has hosted its award ceremonies.
Given these current socio-political realities–along with our earnest, ongoing dialoguing with representatives of a religion that seeks to establish a worldwide caliphate in which everyone is either Muslim or dead, isn’t it about time we reached out to the other supremacists in our midst, whom society has shunted aside–the white supremacists, skinheads, neo-Nazis, KKK and other affiliates? Why do we discriminate against them? Why the double standard? It’s long past time to bring them into the political fold and establish dialogue. After all, wouldn’t the same logic apply to them that applies to immigrants and Muslims: when people are marginalized, it fuels their sense of otherness, and their anger festers. Besides, talk about traditionally disadvantaged products-of-their-environment who need a self-esteem boost! Yet in the case of redneck racists, the words “poor and ignorant” are said with contempt rather than a self-blaming social responsibility to “help.” So why is one dismissed out of hand while others are “dialogued” to death — especially when the intention of the former is to preserve the country rather than to undermine it?
Apparently, the problem for white supremacists is that they don’t propound their views in Spanish or Arabic, and to Americans, primitive ideas are more palatable when uttered in a foreign language–including Dios or Allah instead of God or Jesus. To be less of a pariah, the disorganized white nationalist groups should unite under an umbrella organization and call itself Raza Blanca, which sounds much more romantic than KKK or Stormfront. They’d also have an easier time espousing their views if they converted to Islam, as former Klansman Clinton Sipes, now Abdus Salam, has done. After all, consider how much more unsettled we are by blonde, blue-eyed 13-year-old twins who sing pop songs about white pride than we are about Arabic toddlers modeling belt-bombs. Lynx and Lamb Gaede, the duo that forms “Prussian Blue,” say they’re proud of being white and “want to preserve [their] race.” That was enough to earn their talents a label as “preaching hate,” while songs about black power or suicide bombers are indulged and tolerated, respectively. Can anyone recall a talk show host laying into an Islamist with the zeal that Donny Deutsch went after the Prussian Blue girls on his CNBC show in December? No, we are infinitely more freaked out by a pair of back-woods-minded white girls than we are by children holding placards reading “Death to Israel and America” and “Islam will Dominate.”
On that subject, at least for the white nationalists it can be said that they cherish their children–a fundamental value they share with us normal folk. And whatever perverse ideas are included in their patriotism, at least they’re patriotic (though this could be what doomed them from the start with the arbiters of good taste). Meanwhile, loving America is more than can be said for illegal (and plenty of today’s other) immigrants, or for the fastest-growing religion, whose adherents have already modified the Pledge of Allegiance at some of their schools.

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Even more uncomfortably, there’s truth to at least part of what the white racists say. Note the deafening silence that greeted the 1998 film “American History X.” It was the most provocative but least talked-about drama of the year, not least of all because of statements like the following from the protagonist, played by Ed Norton: Today’s immigrants “don’t give two s—- about this country. They come here to exploit it, not to embrace it. I mean, millions of white European-Americans came here and it flourished, you know, in a generation.” Norton’s Derek Vinyard lives in Venice Beach, CA, where black and Latino gangs have taken over. His father was shot and killed while putting out a fire at a Compton drug den by, Derek surmises, “a drug dealer who probably still collects a welfare check.” Referring to the illegal immigrants who would become today’s entitled marchers, Derek says, “This state spent $3 billion on services for those who had no right to be here in the first place….Our border policy is a joke. So is anyone surprised that south of the border they’re laughing at us, laughing at our laws?” Though the recovering-racist protagonist adds these facts up to a vile outlook and destructive solution, Derek describes America not inaccurately as being “raped.”
And so it is that while the founder and principal of a taxpayer- and La Raza-funded Los Angeles charter school sneers at the idea of racial integration and tells non-Spanish-speaking reporters “I would be very careful before I came down here,” and while Virginia’s Saudi Academy produces aspiring presidential assassins, and Fresno State holds separate “Latino commencements,” we’re more disturbed by John Birch schools and Bob Jones University.
The co-sponsor of the charter school Academia Semillas Del Pueblo is the Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan, or MEChA, which Michelle Malkin has described as operating “an identity politics indoctrination machine on publicly subsidized college and high school campuses nationwide.” Its members have rioted in Los Angeles and “editorialized that federal immigration ‘pigs should be killed, every single one’ in San Diego, and they refer to themselves as a bronze people with a bronze culture on a bronze continent. The group even has a twist on the old Marxist axiom “From each according to his abilities; to each according to his needs”: “For the race, everything; outside the race, nothing.” Dismissed as a social club, the group’s activists have directed racist verbal attacks against every non-Latino group, including blacks, Asians and Jews.
Speaking of which, why is white supremacists’ anti-Semitism considered more specious than Islamic, Hispanic or black anti-Semitism when it’s the least active? In fact, if one had to compare, anti-Semitism by the “minorities” is worse, considering it’s also a betrayal–of a people who for generations have bent over backwards to improve the lives of these “disadvantaged groups,” something that Jews haven’t done for the Maya Angelou-dubbed “po’ white trash.”
So it’s time to ask ourselves: Should there really be a singled-out race “for whom racial pride is a social taboo,” as Wendy McElroy describes it? Why do we find white racism to be so much more unsettling than racism by the Other? Is it self-hatred? Or are we just pumping up people whom we truly do find inferior — thereby tacitly buttressing the premise of the white supremacists?
Rather than alienate the white power crowd and relegate them to the peripheries of society, shouldn’t we be accommodating their views as we do the others’, and trying to explain to them that there are more constructive ways to fight for one’s country? Why pile on when skinheads probably already feel impotent and upstaged by Islamic terror, bewildered how these third worlders managed to hijack their movement, along with the swastika and Hitler salute.
Given the taxpayer-subsidized racial war against “the Anglos,” as La Raza and MEChA have declared it, it’s time to stop discriminating against our embarrassing white brothers. In fact, maybe it’s time to give the Others the superiority contest they’ve been gunning for — and see who’s for real, and who’s just bluffing to cover up an inferiority complex. That would be worth buying front-row seats to.

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF LA RAZA

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF LA RAZA
1111  19th Street NW
Suite 1000
Washington, DC
20036
Phone :202-785-1670
URL :http://www.nclr.org/

  • Largest Hispanic organization in the
    U.S.
  • Lobbies for racial preferences, bilingual education, stricter hate crimes laws, mass immigration, and amnesty for illegal aliens
  • Named as a key member of the Open Borders Lobby in the pamphlet The Open Borders Lobby and the Nation’s Security After 9/11, written by William Hawkins and Erin Anderson

  • Principally funded by the Ford Foundation

Currently the largest Hispanic organization in the U.S., the National Council of La Raza (“the Race”) was established originally in 1968 as the Southwest Council of La Raza, for the purpose of “improv[ing] life opportunities for Hispanic Americans.”The group was initiated by a research project funded by the Ford Foundation. Today La Raza has more than 270 formal affiliates serving 40 states, and a broader nationwide network of more than 30,000 groups and individuals who reach at least 3.5 million Hispanics in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Notwithstanding this large base of support, more than two-thirds of La Raza’s funding comes from corporations and foundations, and much of the rest stems from government sources. Between 2001 and 2003, the Ford Foundation alone gave La Raza some $9.83 million, including a single grant of $8.05 million.In turn, each year La Raza grants large amounts of this money to “Hispanic cornmunity-based organizations,” some of which are quite obscure. Of the $1.3 million it gave out in 1996, for instance, $126,000 went to El Hogar del Nifio, $9,000 went to Chicanos por la Causa, and $30,000 was earmarked for Cabrillo Economic Development.

La Raza’s politics are at the far left of the political spectrum. Its Policy Analysis Center lobbies for affirmative action, bilingual education, stricter hate crimes laws, mass immigration, and amnesty for illegal aliens. La Raza characterizes increased immigration control as a violation of civil rights, and the reduction of government handouts to immigrants as “a disgrace to American values.” 

La Raza was a signatory – along with more than 120 other leftwing organizations – to a 2000 campaign to increase the minimum wage. La Raza was also a signatory to a March 17, 2003 letter exhorting members of the U.S. Congress “to oppose the Domestic Security Enhancement Act (DSEA), also known as ‘Patriot [Act] II,’” which was then under consideration. These signatories stated that the new legislation “fail[ed] to respect our time-honored liberties,” and “contain[ed] a multitude of new and sweeping law enforcement and intelligence gathering powers . . . that would severely dilute, if not undermine, many basic constitutional rights.” In addition, La Raza has given its organizational endorsement to the Community Resolution to Protect Civil Liberties campaign, a project of the California-based Coalition for Civil Liberties (CCL). The CLL tries to influence city councils to pass resolutions creating Civil Liberties Safe Zones; that is, to be non-compliant with the provisions of the Patriot Act.

La Raza has also endorsed the December 18, 2001 “Statement of Solidarity with Migrants,” which was drawn up by the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights. The statement called upon the U.S. government to “[r]ecognize the contribution of immigrant workers, students, and families, and [to] end discriminatory policies passed on the basis of legal status in the wake of September 11”; to “[g]uarantee and provide relief to the loved ones of the victims and those unemployed in the World Trade Center attacks, regardless of immigration status, without intimidation or threat of deportation”; and to adopt “the Plan of Action from the 2001 UN World Conference Against Racism, Xenophobia, and Related Intolerancewhich was largely a forum for angry anti-American and anti-Israel tirades.

Furthermore, La Raza endorsed the Civil Liberties Restoration Act (CLRA) of 2004, which was introduced by Democratic Senators Ted Kennedy, Patrick Leahy, Russell Feingold, Richard Durbin, and Jon Corzine, and Democratic Representatives Howard Berman and William Delahunt. The CLRA was designed to roll back, in the name of protecting civil liberties, vital national-security policies that had been adopted after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

La Raza is also a sponsoring organization of the Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride Coalition, which seeks to secure ever-expanding rights and civil liberties protections for undocumented workers, amnesty for illegal immigrants, and policy reforms that diminish or eliminate restrictions on immigration.

In addition to the Ford Foundation, La Raza also receives funding from: the American Express Foundation; the AT&T Foundation; the Carnegie Corporation of New York; the Annie E. Casey Foundation; the Fannie Mae Foundation; the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; the Joyce Foundation; the W. K. Kellogg Foundation;  the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; the Open Society Institute; the David and Lucile Packard Foundation; the Rockefeller Foundation; and the Verizon Foundation.

Moreover, in 2005 La Raza received some $15.2 million in federal grants; it took in more than $30 million in such grants between 1996 and 2005.

ISLAMIC SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICA (ISNA) — Enforces extremist Wahhabi theological writ in America’s mosques

ISLAMIC SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICA (ISNA)
P.O. Box 38
Plainfield, IN
46169
Phone :317-839-8157
Fax :317-839-1840
URL :http://www.isna.net/

  • Enforces extremist Wahhabi theological writ in
    America’s mosques

Established in 1963 by the by the Saudi-funded Muslim Students’ Association of the U.S. and Canada, the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) calls itself the largest Muslim organization on the continent. Its annual convention draws more attendees — usually over 30,000 — than any other Muslim gathering in the Western Hemisphere. ISNA’s mission is to function as “an association of Muslim organizations and individuals that provides a common platform for presenting Islam, supporting Muslim communities, developing educational, social and outreach programs and fostering good relations with other religious communities, and civic and service organizations.”

ISNA devotes much of its energy to providing Wahhabi theological indoctrination materials to some 1,100 of the approximately 2,500 mosques in
North America. Many of these mosques were recently built with Saudi money and are required, by their Saudi benefactors, to strictly follow the dictates of Wahhabi imams – an edict that affects the tone and content of the sermons given in the mosques, the selection of books and periodicals that may be read in mosque libraries or sold in mosque bookshops, and the policies governing the exclusion or suppression of dissenters from the congregations.
Through its affiliate, the North American Islamic Trust — a Saudi government-backed organization created to fund Islamist enterprises in
North America — the Saudi-subsidized ISNA reportedly holds the mortgages of between 50 and 79 percent of all mosques in the U.S. and Canada. Thus the organization can exercise ultimate authority over the mosques and their teachings.

Writes Kaukab Siddique, the editor of New Trend, an Islamic periodical of extremist views that is nonetheless opposed to Wahhabi domination of American Islam: “ISNA controls most mosques in
America and thus also controls who will speak at every Friday prayer, and which literature will be distributed there.” Islam scholar Stephen Schwartz describes ISNA as “one of the chief conduits through which the radical Saudi form of Islam passes into the
United States.”

According to terrorism expert Steven Emerson, ISNA “is a radical group hiding under a false veneer of moderation”; “convenes annual conferences where Islamist militants have been given a platform to incite violence and promote hatred” (For instance, al Qaeda supporter and PLO official Yusuf Al-Qaradhawi was invited to speak at an ISNA conference); has held fundraisers for terrorists (After Hamas leader Mousa Marzook was arrested and eventually deported in 1997, ISNA raised money for his defense); has condemned the U.S. government’s post-9/11 seizure of Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad financial assets; and publishes a bi-monthly magazine, Islamic Horizons, that “often champions militant Islamist doctrine.” Adds Emerson: “I think ISNA has been an umbrella, also a promoter of groups that have been involved in terrorism. I am not going to accuse the ISNA of being directly involved in terrorism. I will say ISNA has sponsored extremists, racists, people who call for Jihad against the
United States.”

WTHR, an Indianapolis television station located close to ISNA’s Plainfield, Indiana headquarters, said it had found “about a dozen charities, organizations and individuals under federal scrutiny for possible ties to terrorism that are in some way linked to ISNA.”

In December 2003, U.S. Senators Charles Grassley and Max Baucus listed ISNA as one of 25 American Muslim organizations that “finance terrorism and perpetuate violence.” ISNA is known to have permitted the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (and a number of other Islamic charities with terror connections) to set up booths at its conventions, and in some cases has helped raise money for them.

Upon learning of the arrest of Sami Al-Arian, the
University of
South Florida computer science professor eventually found guilty of conspiring to fund the terrorist organization Palestinian Islamic Jihad, ISNA issued a statement criticizing the
U.S. government.

In the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, former ISNA President Muzammil Siddiqi appeared as a goodwill ambassador at an official ceremony at the National Cathedral in
Washington, DC.  But several months earlier (on October 28, 2000), Siddiqi had publicly stated: ”
America has to learn, if you remain on the side of injustice, the wrath of God will come. Please, all Americans. Do you remember that? If you continue doing injustice, and tolerate injustice, the wrath of God will come.”

ISNA was a signatory to a February 20, 2002 document, composed by C. Clark Kissinger’s revolutionary communist group Refuse & Resist, condemning military tribunals and the detention of immigrants apprehended in connection with post-9/11 terrorism investigations. In ISNA’s estimation, the Patriot Act constitutes an assault on the civil liberties of Muslim Americans and ought to be repealed.

ISNA endorses the Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride Coalition, which seeks to secure amnesty and civil liberties protections for illegal aliens, and policy reforms that diminish or eliminate restrictions on future immigration.

ISNA chose not to endorse or participate in the May 14, 2005 “Free Muslims March Against Terror,” an event whose purpose was to “send a message to the terrorists and extremists that their days are numbered . . . [and to send] a message to the people of the Middle East, the Muslim world and all people who seek freedom, democracy and peaceful coexistence that we support them.”

Former ISNA President, Sheikh Mohammed Nur Abdullah, who immigrated to the U.S. from Sudan in 1978, received a B.A. degree in Sharia, or Islamic Law, from the Islamic University in Medina, and a Masters degree in Sharia from the

Ummal
Qura
University in Makkah. He is a member of the Sharia Scholars Association of North America.

The organization’s current President is Ingrid Mattson, professor of Islamic Studies at the
Macdonald
Center for Islamic Studies, and of Christian-Muslim Relations at Hartford Seminary in
Connecticut.

Other notable ISNA members include Jamal A. Badawi, Ihsan Bagby, Muzammil Siddiqi, and Abdullah Idris Ali. Hadia Mubarak, former President of the Muslim Students’ Association, sits on ISNA’s Board of Directors. Muslim Youth of North America Chairman Omar J. Siddiqui is also a member of the ISNA Board.

In July 2006, ISNA Secretary General Sayyid M. Syeed joined Sojourners leader Jim Wallis and National Council of Churches General Secretary Robert Edgar in opposing any U.S. military action against Iran’s nuclear weapons program — instead advocating “direct negotiations” with
Tehran.

Iran: Enemies can’t “do a damn thing” to stop nuke program

Iran: Enemies can’t “do a damn thing” to stop nuke program
Can’t or won’t? 1938 Alert. “Iran: Enemies cannot stop our nuclear work” from YNet News:

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Friday Iran’s enemies could not do a “damn thing” to stop its nuclear program.
The United States and European powers are leading efforts to impose United Nations Security Council sanctions on Iran for refusing to halt sensitive nuclear work that the West believes is aimed at producing an atomic arsenal.
“In the nuclear issue, they wrongly express concern about Iran’s possible diversion from a peaceful path,” the IRNA state news agency quoted Ahmadinejad as saying.
Tehran insists it has a right to nuclear power and only wants it to generate electricity.
“By God’s grace our powerful nation will continue its path and the enemy cannot do a damn thing on the nuclear issue,” he said.
His comments echoed those of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the late founder of the Islamic Republic, who said “America cannot do a damn thing” after Iranian students stormed the US embassy in 1979 and took dozens of diplomats hostage.
Key UN Security Council members are currently debating a European draft sanctions resolution. The United States wants the text beefed up with stronger language, but Russia is resisting and instead wants large chunks deleted to exclude the seizure of Iranian assets and travel bans on Iranian officials.
Iran’s top nuclear negotiator said on Friday his country would review relations with the UN’s nuclear watchdog if the Security Council backed the European draft resolution.
Iran ended snap inspections of its nuclear facilities in February after its case was referred to the UN Security Council. It has threatened to curtail IAEA inspections altogether if the Security Council took action against it.

Israeli deputy defense minister: Strike on Iran possible

Israeli deputy defense minister: Strike on Iran possible

Unfortunately, a government spokeswoman was quick to note that Sneh’s comments “did not necessarily reflect the view of Israel’s government or of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.” Perhaps with more minds like that of Ephraim Sneh in the Israeli government, Iran would not be so sure that its enemies would not do a “damn thing” to stop its nuclear program. “Israel official: Strike on Iran possible,” by Amy Teibel for The Associated Press:

JERUSALEM – The deputy defense minister suggested Friday that Israel might be forced to launch a military strike against Iran’s disputed nuclear program — the clearest statement yet of such a possibility from a high-ranking official.

“I am not advocating an Israeli pre-emptive military action against Iran and I am aware of its possible repercussions,” Deputy Defense Minister Ephraim Sneh, a former general, said in comments published Friday in The Jerusalem Post. “I consider it a last resort. But even the last resort is sometimes the only resort.”

Sneh’s comments did not necessarily reflect the view of Israel’s government or of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, said government spokeswoman Miri Eisin.

Olmert, who was arriving in Washington on Sunday, said he was confident in the U.S. handling of the international standoff over Iran’s nuclear program. The Bush administration and other nations say is a cover for developing atomic weapons, but Tehran says the program is peaceful.

“I have enormous respect for President Bush. He is absolutely committed,” Olmert said in an interview on NBC’s “Today” show. “I know that America will not allow Iran to possess nuclear weapons because this is a danger to the whole Western world.”

[…]

Israel crippled Iraq’s atomic program 25 years ago with an airstrike on its unfinished nuclear reactor. Experts say Iran has learned from Iraq’s mistakes, scattering its nuclear facilities and building some underground.

Sneh’s tough talk is the boldest to date by a high-ranking Israeli official. Olmert and other Israeli leaders frequently discuss the Iranian threat in grave terms, but stop short of threatening military action.

Romney’s Mormon Faith Could Hurt ’08 Run, Political Observers Say