Illegals Deadlier Than War On Terror

Illegals Deadlier Than War On Terror
by American Daughter

This past Thanksgiving evening, a United States Marine who was home from Iraq was driving with his date, when another car smashed into theirs and killed them both. The other driver, who was not even injured, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.

On the early broadcast news in Washington, DC this morning (Thursday, November 30th), some stations carried the report of this incident, and described the drunk driver as an “illegal immigrant.” By the time the 7 AM news came on, that version of the story had been quashed.

The main-stream media versions of the story do not mention the illegal status of the accused driver:

Driver Accused Of DUI In Crash That Killed Marine Home For Thanksgiving

COLUMBIA, Md. – A local Marine was killed Thanksgiving night in a crash caused by an alleged drunk driver. Brian Matthews, 21, of Columbia, Md., was driving with a date, 24-year-old Jennifer Bower of Montgomery Village, in his car on Thanksgiving night.

A driver hit them in Columbia, killing them both.

Matthews had served in Iraq and was home for Thanksgiving.

Matthews’ mother says her son had just signed up to be an organ donor and his organs helped save six other people.

Eduardo Soriano, 25, the driver of the other vehicle, was charged with driving under the influence.

This additional information comes from a news channel in Baltimore:

Matthews had served in Ramadi, Iraq, as part of the Fox Company 2nd Battalion 5th Marine Regiment.

One of his family members said he was the kind of person who would do whatever he could to help others.

Matthews, who recently trained in the Pacific Ocean, had just celebrated Thanksgiving with his family when he and Bower went out on a date….

Police said the driver of the other car, 25-year-old Eduardo Soriano, failed to stop at a traffic signal and hit Matthews’ car.

Soriano wasn’t injured but was charged with driving under the influence. Court documents showed he had a blood-alcohol level of .32. The legal limit is .08.

Soriano is also charged with two counts of manslaughter while intoxicated and homicide by motor vehicle.

Matthews graduated from Howard High School in 2003. He was an Eagle Scout.

According to statistics compiled by US Congressman Steve King (R-5th CD Iowa),

  • 13 Americans are killed each day by uninsured drunk driving illegals
  • 12 U.S. citizens die a violent death at the hands of murderous illegal aliens each day in crimes

Do the math.

[ (12 + 13) x 365 = 9125 ]

That’s more than nine thousand people killed every year in the United States by illegal aliens.

By contrast, consider the death toll for US servicemen in Iraq and Afghanistan since the beginning of the war on terror, as reported last week by the Department of Defense:

  • Total U.S. troop deaths in Iraq as of last week were reported at 2,863.
  • Total U.S. troop deaths in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan during the five years of the Afghan campaign are currently at 289.

Again, do the math.

[ (2863 + 289) divided by five years of war = 630 ]

So illegal aliens in the United States are more than fourteen times as lethal (14.48 actually) as a full scale armed conflict.

Quod erat demonstrando.

Our mainstream media outlets are strangely silent about this. Do we hear them constantly beating a drum about THIS civil war? No. Their selective reporting amounts to blatant prevarication.

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‘Turkish al-Qaeda chief’ arrested

NEWS EUROPE

 

‘Turkish al-Qaeda chief’ arrested

Police seized bomb-making material and a compact disc set to explode when inserted into a computer, the agency said.

Maps of an oil refinery owned by the state-run Tupras group, were also discovered in the house, although police could not confirm the report.

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The IBDA-C claimed joint responsibility with al-Qaeda for two bombings at
Istanbul synagogues and attacks on a British consulate and HSBC bank in November 2003.

The Sunni Muslim group, which seeks to create an Islamic state in
Turkey, has been placed on the European Union’s terrorist list.

Police raids

The police raided places in the cities of Istanbul, Ankara and the westernprovince of
Izmir after a year-long investigation. 

No plans or information were found to suggest an attack was being planned against Pope Benedict whose recent historic trip to Turkey was his first official visit to a Muslim country and was seen as a bid to improve relations between Christians and Muslims. Several al-Qaeda-linked detentions during the Pope’s visit were made according to sources. 

Turkey, which has a 99 per cent Muslim population, has arrested several al-Qaeda suspects in recent years.

make a biblical, Christian case for individuals arming themselves with guns.

Arab states study shared nuclear program

Arab states study shared nuclear program

For peaceful purposes, of course. What would the cuddly little Arab states want with nuclear energy except to spread more peace, peace, peace all around? By Abdullah Shihri and Diana Elias for Associated Press, with thanks to James:

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – The oil-rich Arab states on the Persian Gulf announced Sunday that they are considering a shared nuclear program for peaceful purposes.The statement at the end of a meeting of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council was likely to rachet up concerns about the danger of nuclear weapons spreading in the Middle East.

Iran is now the only Muslim country in the region with a nuclear program, and the U.S. and allies suspect it is secretly developing atomic weapons in violation of treaty commitments.

Israel also has long been thought to have nuclear bombs, a situation confirmed last week by incoming U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates.

In an October warning about the threat of nuclear arms proliferation, a U.N. watchdog body, the International Atomic Energy Agency, said the Arab states of Egypt, Jordan and Yemen were among nations around the world considering developing atomic power programs in the near future.

The Arab states around the Persian Gulf have not previously pursued nuclear power because they possess substantial oil resources and have lacked the scientific know-how, but their statement said they will look into the uses of atomic energy.

“The (leaders) commissioned a study by members of the Gulf Cooperation Council to set up a common program in the area of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, according to international standards and systems,” said the final statement of the two-day summit in the Saudi capital.

The statement read by Abdul Rahman al-Attiyah, secretary general of the political and economic alliance, did not elaborate on the plan by the group — Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman.

“We hope that our statements will not be misunderstood,” Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister, Prince Saud al-Faisal, told reporters. “This is not a secret and we are doing this out in the open. Our aim is to obtain the technology for peaceful purposes, no more no less.”

Palestinian PM: “We will continue the jihad until Jerusalem is liberated”

Palestinian PM: “We will continue the jihad until Jerusalem is liberated”

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Haniyeh with the Thug-In-Chief of Iran

Haniyeh is talking about the “right” of the “Palestinian” people “to cancel the cruel agreements that were signed in the past with the occupation regime” just as James Baker, Jimmy Carter, Condoleeza Rice, and the rest are calling for a new round of empty agreements (and very real Israeli concessions). The willful refusal to examine what a truce is in Islamic theology, and to proceed accordingly, is continually astounding.

“Hamas minister target of attempted assassination in Gaza,” by Avi Issacharoff for Haaretz, with thanks to Twostellas:

…Speaking to thousands of students at the University of Tehran on Friday, Haniyeh said: “The braggart of the world [the United States] and the Zionists … want us to accept the theft of Palestinian lands, stop the jihad and the resistance and accept the agreements signed with the Zionist enemy. We will never recognize the Zionist government. We will continue the jihad until Jerusalem is liberated.”He also said that Iran provides the Palestinians with “strategic depth” in their fight against Israel.

On Saturday night he met with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Following the meeting, Ahmadinejad said that Iran would stand shoulder to shoulder with the Palestinians until Jerusalem was liberated and urged: “The Palestinian government must not give in to international pressure; it must continue to fight the Jewish state.”

Haniyeh thanked Ahmadinejad for his support and replied: “My government has no intention of recognizing the occupation government. We support the Palestinian people’s right to resistance [the standard Palestinian term for terror attacks] and its right to cancel the cruel agreements that were signed in the past with the occupation regime.”

Rumsfeld faces personal suit by detainees

Rumsfeld faces personal suit by detainees

Former prisoners accuse him of torture techniques in Iraq, Afghanistan

By Joel Seidman

Producer

NBC News

Updated: 9:59 p.m. ET Dec 7, 2006

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On Friday, the U.S. District Court in Washington will be the scene of a parting shot at outgoing Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld.

Former detainees represented by human rights groups accuse him — along with a top general of the Iraq war, a former commander of the infamous Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq and a commander of U.S. military intelligence and police forces — with “derelictions of duty and command” and promoting the practice of inflicting “physical and psychological injuries” on civilians held by the U.S. military in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The case of Ali v. Rumsfeld, to be heard before Chief Judge Thomas Hogan, pits lawyers from two human rights organizations representing nine former detainees at Abu Ghraib and the Bagram military base in Afghanistan, with attorneys representing Rumsfeld, Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, former Brig. Gen. Janis Karpinski and Col. Thomas Pappas.

The case is an attempt to have U.S. officials held accountable for alleged abuse of Iraqi and Afghan civilians who were never held as enemy combatants or charged with any crime.

The former detainees accuse Rumsfeld and others of being personally responsible for approving torture techniques and violating the U.S. Constitution. Rumsfeld argues that they are all immune from liability.

Rumsfeld, to be replaced later this month by Robert Gates, who was confirmed by the Senate this week, argues “that alien military detainees held outside the United States are not generally entitled to constitutional protections.”

Rumsfeld’s lawyers claim qualified immunity
His lawyers contend that under the qualified immunity doctrine, “federal officials are immune from suit” unless they violate a clearly established constitutional right. They say that aliens held in a military detention facility in the field of battle abroad simply do not have established constitutional rights during their alleged detention and abuse.

The former detainees who filed the lawsuit say they were all eventually released from detention and never charged with any crime or wrongdoing.

The detainees — five were held at Abu Ghraib and four at Bagram — accuse Rumsfeld and the others of subjecting them to “torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, including severe and repeated beatings, cutting with knives, sexual humiliation and assault, confinement in a wooden box, forcible sleep and sensory deprivation, mock executions, death threats, and restraint in contorted and excruciating positions,” according to court documents.

Lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights First argue that Rumsfeld “authorized an abandonment of our nation’s inviolable and deep-rooted prohibition against torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment of detainees in U.S. military custody.” They say these acts precipitated “further violations of law and directly led to the abuse of Plaintiffs and other detainees in Afghanistan and Iraq.”

Pattern of rights abuse alleged
The human rights attorneys will also argue Friday that high-ranking commanders “permitted and implemented” an unlawful policy, pattern or practice of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment of detainees.

The suit seeks compensatory damages and a judicial declaration that the legal rights of the prisoners were violated under the Constitution, the Geneva accords and other international law.

Although allegations in the suit are the equivalent of war crimes, it is a civil case, not a criminal one. Only the U.S. government is empowered to prosecute war crimes in criminal court or before a military court.

Shakedownmania! Airport imams looking to get paid?

Shakedownmania! Airport imams looking to get paid?

posted at 2:08 am on December 11, 2006 by Allahpundit
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For the pain and hardship they suffered when their hijacker-ish behavior was thwarted.

Actually, the article doesn’t say that they’re asking for money, just something “mutually agreeable.”

This one’ll be fun.

The Washington Times first reported on Nov. 28 that the imams were not in their assigned seats, but seated in a formation similar to the September 11 hijackers and controlled the exits to the plane. The men also requested seat-belt extensions but did not appear to need them, and engaged in conversations critical of the United States, according to police reports and eyewitness statements…

Federal air marshals and pilots called the imams’ actions a probe of airport security as well as a probe of the politically correct mentality of air passengers…

An airline spokeswoman says they have received the request from CAIR for a meeting, as well as a meeting request from Rep.-elect Keith Ellison, Minnesota Democrat, the first Muslim elected to Congress, but no date has been set.

Exit question: is CAIR really stupid enough to invite the PR disaster that would result from pursuing a high-profile lawsuit related to terrorism in which the facts very clearly are not on their side?