Capitol Under Attack in New al Qaeda Video

Capitol Under Attack in New al Qaeda Video

The next installment will show them being warmly greeted on the Capitol steps by Democrats. Order now and get Sicko for only $14.99.

New al Qaeda Tapes Feature U.S. Capitol Under ‘Attack’

Al Qaeda has a new opening graphic for its propaganda tapes: the U.S. Capitol under “attack.”

“The Islamic State of Iraq…March Toward Washington” reads the headline in English superimposed over a digitally created scene of the U.S. Capitol under attack in the introductory sequence of one tape released on the Internet this week.

Another from al Qaeda’s “as Sahab” production arm announces “Holocaust of the Americans in the Land of Khorasan” and shows an image of the U.S. Capitol to introduce a short clip of al Qaeda fighters.

“This is a disturbing new trend,” says Laura Mansfield, an Arabic expert who monitors jihadi videos on the Internet.

(Political) Game Over?

(Political) Game Over?

Congress can no longer escape the fact that the troops are more important than their standing with Moveon.org. Too bad they’ll probably never recognize that victory in the war is also more important.

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A Temporary Stay Of Betrayal

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100 Days Of Nothing

100 Days Of Nothing

When a political party believes in nothing, represents nothing, and has no policies except to criticize the opposition, then nothing gets done if it is given primacy of power. America has gotten exactly what it voted for.

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FROM NEWSBLAZE.COM:

Pelosi Power Petering Out?

Nancy Pelosi, San Francisco’s most accomplished straight queen, came into power with great fanfare and hoopla.

It was to be a new day in America, promised the bug-eyed liberal extremist.

With a socialist female at the helm, a liberal renaissance would right the ship that had drifted so dangerously off course while evil Republican males were in charge.

Back in early January, Speaker Pelosi seemed full of vim when she boldly pledged to end the Iraq war, eliminate the Bush tax cuts for the rich, and eradicate the Culture of Corruption.

More than 120 days later, Pelosi Power has accomplished – nothing!

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Terrorism Focus

 
Volume 4, Issue 15 (May 22, 2007) | Download PDF Version

 
INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
Jihadis Post Scenario for the Defeat of the United States

By Abdul Hameed Bakier, Erich Marquardt

On May 14, jihadi forum users Abu Kandahar and Roslan al-Shami posted a five-point scenario for the collapse of the United States and the rise of the Islamic ummah, entitled, “The Next Strikes in the Heart of America, When and How.” It appeared on the al-ommh.net forum, although at least one other jihadi forum, alhanein.com, reposted the scenario. The posting outlines a scenario for attacking the United States, although the sheer size of the operation suggests that it is jihadi propaganda and not an actual plan that could be operationalized. The alleged operation is dedicated to Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, the head of the Islamic State of Iraq.

The first stage in the scenario involves multiple terrorist attacks on three major U.S. cities, preferably with nuclear weapons, using an unspecified number of trucks. The scenario places priority on attacking New York City because it is the central artery of the U.S. economy and it would prove that the mujahideen are capable of recurrent attacks on the same target. The second city to attack is Los Angeles, an important West Coast “atheist” city. The third “city” to be attacked is Florida because, they argue, it is an East Coast congregation city and has the Kennedy Space Center (considering the description, the statement’s authors probably meant Orlando). While those are the three primary cities for attack, the writers of the document suggest that if the mujahideen wish to expedite the collapse of the United States, they should also conduct attacks in Seattle since it is a strategic border city; Washington, DC, the political center of the United States; and cities in Texas, since the “biggest oil companies” are located there.

According to the writers, the purpose of attacking these specific cities is to cause a sharp decline in the U.S. economy; mass amounts of casualties; the support for the mujahideen by anti-U.S. countries such as Cuba and Venezuela; a decrease in American support for their own government; the withdrawal of the “blasphemous” U.S. military from Islamic territories; mass military desertions; and the inability to fuel U.S. military fighter jets. The document also outlines how the fallout from such large-scale attacks would cause the U.S. military to return to the United States in order to conduct massive relief operations. They refer to the example of how Hurricane Katrina overburdened the U.S. National Guard, calling the hurricane a “Soldier of God.”

After such attacks, they argue that the Islamic State of Iraq will seize the opportunity to launch mass strikes on the apostates in the Iraqi military and police, paving the way for the third stage of the scenario: the commencement of the golden era of the triumphant Islamic conquests that includes the implementation of Sharia, the liberation of the Arabian Peninsula, the removal from power of “the U.S. ruling family” in Jordan and, finally, the big march toward Palestine. In the end, even Washington DC will fall to the mujahideen and that will conclude the final stage of Islamic control of the globe.

The scenario appears less of a planned operation than a hope for the fulfillment of a prophecy. The supposed factuality of the scenario is based on various verses in the Quran and the Prophet Muhammad’s teachings. Nevertheless, some of the users on the forums who discussed the scenario asserted that all of the details to execute the operation had already been prepared. One such user, by the alias of Abu Nedal, said, “For your knowledge, the operations are ready and awaiting the orders from our leader Osama bin Laden, God protect him, to decide what he deems appropriate either to strike now or to wait.”

Islamist extremists have always fabricated factitious scenarios for victory over the West based on their own interpretations of Quranic prophecies in times of crisis and defeat. Nevertheless, al-Qaeda has shown prior interest in acquiring nuclear materials for use in an attack, and it is necessary to take such forum postings seriously as they display the mindset and the intent, although perhaps not the capability, of al-Qaeda-affiliated militants.

Islamic “Democide” in Iran

Islamic “Democide” in
Iran

By: Amil Imani

 

The dictionary defines “Democide” as “The murder of any person or people by a government, including genocide, politicide, and mass murder.”

 

Democide means for governments what murder means for an individual under municipal law. It is the premeditated killing of a person in cold blood, or causing the death of a person through reckless and wanton disregard for their life. Thus, a government incarcerating people in a prison under such conditions that they die in a few years is murder by the state.

 

With that in mind, the Islamic Republic of Iran is the greatest megamurderer in recent history, killing thousands of people a year without any due process.

 

The former President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mr. Rafsanjani, along with one of the greatest mass murderers in recent history, the Ayatollah Rouhollah Khomeini Hendi, are directly responsible for the death of millions of Iranians.

 

To avoid public outrage, arrests usually occur in the dead of night. Individuals later find themselves held in “detention” for days, weeks, months and even years without any formal charges whatsoever. By obtaining self-incriminating confessions, the Islamic Republic is focusing on destroying individuals’ reputations, dignity and honour, while sowing the seeds of contention, enmity, friction and the tearing to pieces of the best human characteristics. Such is the plight of the Iranian people.

 

The Intelligence Ministry of the Islamic Republic often arrests and prosecutes people not necessarily for what they did, but for who they are and what they are capable of doing. Their targets have been those groups of people who were acclaimed or fluent in foreign languages, educators, members of different organizations, leaders of communities, leaders of different parties, writers, poets, intellectuals, and especially the journalists.

 

Currently, the regime is holding Haleh Esfandiari, a 67-year-old Iranian-American woman who is the director of the Middle East Program at the Washington-based

Woodrow
Wilson
Center for Scholars. Ms. Esfandiari came to
Iran months ago to visit her 93-year-old mother and was prevented from leaving
Iran. On May 8, 2007 she was arrested.

 

Following weeks of interrogation about her work, she was accused of spying for
Israel. She has been transferred to
Iran’s notorious prison, Evin. For four months the ministry officials repeatedly interrogated her in the same fashion that they integrated Ziba (Zahra) Kazemi, an Iranian-Canadian journalist, who was murdered by the agents of the intelligence ministry of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Ms. Esfandiari has been trapped in
Iran since December when, according to the

Wilson
Center, three masked men with knives stole her luggage and passport as she headed to the airport to leave the country. In the weeks before her arrest, she was called in for daily questioning on her activities.

 

In April 2006 a prominent Iranian-Canadian, Ramin Jahanbegloo, was arrested on similar charges. Human Rights Watch said the Iranian government’s mistreatment of Esfandiari recalls that of Ramin Jahanbegloo, an Iranian-Canadian philosopher. After nearly four months of detention and interrogation, Jahanbegloo was forced to “confess” that his scholarly works had contributed to the planning of a Velvet Revolution

 

The government of the Islamic Republic in
Iran is not run by human beings, but by thugs and murderers. President Ahmadinejad, affectionately known by the Iranians as “the Monkey,” is the leader of the thugs. Naturally, it would make it difficult for other nations to reason and work with these human look- alikes. Regretfully, the world has become accustomed for nearly 29 years to the events in

Iran and has continued commerce with them despite the fact the Islamic Republic of Iran continues to harass, torture, intimidate and kill its victims, the Iranian people, on false pretenses. Some things never change.

 

The oil seems to be more important to these nations than the human rights and the lives of the Iranian people. The Iranian people find this to be outrageous, disgusting and truly appalling.

 

In the cycle of prison horrors and terrors, the Islamic Republic of Iran uses many old
Soviet Union techniques, ranging from harassment, intimidation and tortures, to mechanical devices designed to inflict gross tissue damage. They employ psychological and physiological techniques, (an example is Ziba Kezemi, an Iraninan-Candian journalist), such as solitary confinement and sleep deprivation. These techniques are commonly being used on the Iranian youth by the Islamic Republic’s lackeys while the Islamic Republic dreams of world domination.

 

Khomeini and his supporters have copied the Stalinist techniques of establishing informers in every neighborhood. This, coupled with fierce punishments for suspected traitors and their families, created a fear among the population that made rebellion almost impossible. More noticeably, they created and recruited a group of torturers and secret policemen, mostly from the neighboring Islamic countries who were hated by the population. This hate was conducive to the leaders of the Islamic regime, for it ensured the loyalty of these henchmen, these foreign thugs

 

The Islamic Republic of Iran’s ambition is to acquire the bomb by any means available to them. One thing that constantly worked for them was the ability to create chaos and crises, both in
Iran and other Muslim countries. But, first and foremost, they need to bring the Iranian population to its knees. They need to create Islamic jihadists by force and by brainwashing techniques. In order to accomplish this evil mission, the brutalization of the Iranian people becomes necessary.

 

The Islamic Republic of Iran is seeking either to end the world or make the world so chaotic as to force the arrival of their imaginary hidden Imam, the Mahdi. What a travesty!

 

A word of caution: do not be naïve. Islam is not a religion of peace. Islam is a cult of death and misery.

 

Terms such as “Political Islam,” or “Radical Islam,” or “Militant Islam” for instance, are contributions of the Useful Idiot. These terms do not even exist in the native parlance of Islam, simply because they are redundant. Islam, by its very nature and according to its charter—the Quran—is a radical political movement. It is the Useful Idiot who sanitizes Islam and misguides the populace by saying that the “real Islam” constitutes the main body of the religion; and, that this main body is non-political and moderate.

 

Even a cursory examination of Islam’s history and Islamic texts conclusively proves the exact opposite of peacefulness. Islam was, and continues to be, a movement of unbridled violence.

 

Hence, it is a fact that Islam is misrepresented. It is misrepresented very effectively by non-Muslim individuals and institutions who are generously rewarded by the modern day Islamic conquerors.

 

This time around the Muslims are using the immense amount of petrodollars they extract from the addicted non-Muslims. The sword is temporarily replaced by just as deadly a weapon— the petrodollar. Before long, the Muslims aim to add a more deadly modern version of the sword—the Islamic bomb. With the bomb in one hand and the other hand on the oil spigot, the non-Muslim world will be brought to its knees by the religion of peace and brotherhood.

 

To make matters worse, the agents of death, the Mullahs, divert the sorely needed funds at home to sponsor and support adventurous Islamic trouble-making abroad. They supply weapons, provide funds, and train any and all takers who share their wanton campaign of terrorism anywhere in the world.

 

To understand the true Islam, one needs to pay close attention to the words of the late Ayatollah Khomeini, the father of Islamic terrorism. On the occasion of the birthday of Imam Ali, Ayatollah Khomeini said:

 

Qur’an says; kill, imprison! Why are you only clinging to the parts that talk about mercy? Mercy is against God. Mehrab means the place of war, the place of fighting. Out of the mehrabs, wars should proceed, just as all the wars of Islam used to proceed out of the mehrabs. The prophet has [had] sword to kill people. Our [Holy] Imams were quite military men. All of them were warriors. They used to wield swords; they used to kill people. We need a Khalifa who would chop hands, cut throats, stone people. In the same way that the messenger of God used to chop hands, cut throats, and stone people; in the same way that he massacred the Jews of Banu Qurazyza, because they were a bunch of discontented people. If the Prophet used to order the burning of a house or the extermination of a tribe, that was justice.”

 

At this conjuncture, a meaningful and comprehensive political, moral and economic measure by the
United States and others offers the best chance of ending the Mullah’s reign of terror and diffusing the existential threat they pose to the world. The Bible says, “To whom much is given, much is required” Perhaps it is for this reason that the people of the United States of America, once again, are called upon to make huge sacrifices to defeat another tyranny. It is important that this great nation stays the course and, enlists its power in support of freedom-loving Iranians to topple the ruling Islamofascists who are bent on wreaking death and destruction on the world.

 

The world is a laboratory where the experiment with Islam shows irrefutable results. To the extent that Islam rules any society, that society is stagnant, backward thinking, repressive and violent. The Islamic Republic of Iran represents the cutting edge for the newly petrodollar invigorated Islam. It is determined to complete its task of ending the world of “Dar-ul-Harb”—the non-Muslim world to be warred upon—and establishing the “Dar-ul-Solh,” or “Dar-ul-Salam”—the Muslim world of the Ummeh under the rule of the Mahdi. If achieving this aim hinges on the conflagration of the Third World War, the mullahs are happy to make it happen.

It is also important to keep in mind Albert Einstein’s warning, “The world is a dangerous place not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.”

 

The threat of Islam is real.  If you wish your children to grow up and have a bright future, you must do all you can to defeat Islamism now before we all vanish by the ever-creeping Islamofascisim. A warning: Complacency is death. “Don’t part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.” 

 

Amil Imani is an Iranian-born American citizen and pro-democracy activist residing in the
United States of America. Imani is a columnist, literary translator, novelist and an essayist, who has been writing and speaking out for the struggling people of his native land,
Iran. He maintains a website at www.amilimani.com

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Arabs are to blame

Arabs are to blame

In A TASTE FOR TERROR Ralph Peters has some trenchant things to say about Arabs.

No Arab potentate wants the Palestinians to build a successful, rule-of-law state that co-exists with Israel. Nor does a single Arab ruler like democracy in Lebanon.

As for the mess in Lebanon, Syria’s inability to refrain from deadly mischief is a blessing in at least one respect: It makes it harder for the advocates of phony Realpolitik (such as former Secretary of State Jim “Have you hugged your dictator today?” Baker) to push us back into yesteryear’s cozy relationships with genocidal Arab despots.

[..] Of course, the Lebanese have been the long-standing victims of meddling Arab powers and the refusal of larger and far richer Arab states to give Palestinians hope for better lives.

[..] The truth is that other Arabs want the Palestinians to continue to suffer. It’s useful as an excuse for all their failings.

[..] After passing up so many chances for peace and statehood, they can no longer be classed as victims of Zionism. Yet the Palestinians are victims – of the other Arabs who exploit them and neglect them. And of the madmen spawned from their own kind.

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The arrogance of (Democrat) power

The arrogance of (Democrat) power

Thomas Lifson
Carole Migden is one of the most powerful people in California, and she knows it. The lesbian activist (author of the state’s original domestic partners act, “married” in a faux ceremony conducted by SF mayor Gavin Newsom) is chair of the majority Democrat caucus in the State Senate, and has held a series of extremely powerful posts in a state government that spends $100 billion a year with little press scrutiny.

Last Friday, while driving her state-leased (members of the legislature get ample allowances for the vehicle of their choice on the state’s dime) Toyota Highlander hybrid SUV, she was involved in an astonishing series of accidents caused by her reckless driving, and behaved very, very badly. KCRA News in Sacramento reports:

State Sen. Carole Migden bounced her state-issued SUV off the concrete median on Interstate 80 and nearly ran other motorists off the freeway before slamming into the back of another vehicle last week, the California Highway Patrol and witnesses said Tuesday.
More than half a dozen motorists made emergency calls about Migden’s erratic driving before the Friday accident, the CHP said. The rear-end collision in Fairfield, midway between San Francisco and Sacramento [about 25 miles from her first accident careening off the median barrier – ed.], injured a woman and her 3-year-old daughter, who were sent to the emergency room.
In a statement released by her office last week, the San Francisco Democrat said the accident happened after she took her eyes off the road while reaching for a ringing cell phone.

Migden is very lucky that a law she voted for requiring cell phone users to use a headset or hands free system for making cell phone calls while driving doesn’t take effect until July.
Her driving was so egregious that two motorists followed her off the freeway following the collision to berate her (not aware, apparently, that they were addressing a Very Powerful Official).

…two drivers who followed Migden off the interstate began berating her immediately after the accident.
“One of them said she’d run him off the road. They were pretty upset that she’d been driving so badly,” Jordan said.
“She kept saying, ‘You can’t talk to me like that, I’m a state senator,”‘ he said. “She was kind of wobbly. She didn’t seem alert. She was not acting normally.”

Still, the California Highway Patrol insists that she passed a breathalyzer test and alcohol influence is not suspected. Knowing, as I do, that the CHP budget is at the mercy of the state senate, I wonder exactly when the test was administered, since the effects of alcohol diminish over time. And I also wonder whether other drugs were tested for with a blood test. I would wager a nice dinner that no blood was drawn despite the ample grounds for suspicion, given the number of telephone calls indicating reckless driving over an extended period of time on one of the busiest freeways in America and her behavior following the accident.
Incidentally, Migden claims that she was on state business, going to Marin County, and “missed her exit.” However, Fairfield, where she injured the driver and young child, is many miles from the I-80 exit for Marin County. She apparently did not notice that she went across the half-mile long Carquinez Bridge (dual spans approximately 2500 feet long) instead of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge (a single span with two decks, 5.5 miles long). Incidentally, tolls are paid before crossing both bridges in the direction she was driving.  
Her district includes San Francisco and Marin County areas, and she must be closely familiar with both bridges, since the Carquinez Bridge is on the route from San Francisco to Sacramento. I find it utterly implausible that she could “miss an exit” and drive about 20 miles across a very different bridge than her intended route without notice and be without mental impairment.
Ellen Butawan, driver of the car rear-ended by Migden, certainly has a good case for a lawsuit against Migden:

“I did not see it coming. I heard no screeching brakes,” the Honda’s driver, Ellen Butawan of Vallejo, told The Associated Press in a telephone interview.
She said the impact smashed in the Honda’s trunk about 3 feet.
“The tow-truck guy told me that I was lucky no one was seriously injured,” said Butawan, 31. “I went to the ER with a head injury, and the left side of my face is black and blue.”
Her daughter, Leila, was in a child seat and suffered chest abrasions from the restraining harness, Butawan said. Both will see doctors for follow-up visits this week.
The impact pushed Butawan’s car into the vehicle stopped in front of her, a heating and air-conditioning van driven by Turlock resident Bob Jordan. Jordan, 57, was uninjured and his company vehicle received only minor damage, the CHP said.

But Migden’s office  is claiming that since she was on state business while driving, so the state of California will cover all costs associated with the accident.
Does arrogance get much worse than this?