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You know, some folks can lie to your face and fool you with ease, others, not so much
So, the story was, that there was a protest, over a movie, that a few people brought RPG’s and other heavy weapons to. Then the “truth” evolved and we learned what anyone with a brain knew from the beginning, that this had nothing to do with a movie, but instead was a planned terrorist attack. An attack that likely succeeded because security at the embassy was way too light, and because repeated calls for more security were denied. Now, we learn that there was no protest at all. That seems to be just a CYA story concocted by the mental midgets that make up Team Obama.
Every day, the more we know about this attack, the worse it looks for Obama. Makes you wonder if the presidential debate on foreign policy might actually go worse for the President.
And people like Ed Daley and myself, are in it, along with every other Conservative blogger out there! And I tell you folks, I am damned proud to have people like Bob Belvedere on my side!
As many commentators in The Rightosphere have pointed out this is, indeed, a war we are in. The Left is seeking, in their own words, to ‘fundamentally transform’ America. Those who use such words, are saying that what exists now must be uprooted and discarded, that not merely the edifice, but the foundation must be torn down and something entirely new erected on it’s ruins. This has been the belief of every single Leftist since the modern Left formed in the mid Eighteenth Century. The only difference in approaches has been between two factions: those who wish to violently tear the existing regime down, like a hollow point bullet to the skull, and those who want to destroy from within, like a metastisizing cancer. The end is the same: the overthrow and utter destruction of the current government. This is why Revolutionaries often impose a new calendar, setting it to the Year Zero or the Year One.
Such a strategy meets the definition of war.
While Leftists are incredibly ignorant on so many fronts [one glaring example: economics], they do possess a low-cunning that makes them very well-suited to wrecking havoc and sowing Chaos. Add to that a rejection of all Morality, of a belief in The Permanent Things and Right Reason, and you have a potent force ready to do whatever it takes, by any means necessary, to achieve it’s end: the bringing about of Heaven On Earth — Utopia, if you will, or the phrase I prefer: the Immaentizing Of The Eschaton. What you have is a group of people ready to commit any act, no matter how vile, on any person or any group that stands in their way. What you have is Pure Evil.
This is what we are up against. This is War.
One of the many, many fronts in this War has been on brilliant display in the Brett Kimberlin Saga. A group of well-funded thugs, including at least one convicted domestic terrorist / drug dealer / pornographer, have been viciously harassing a group of conservative bloggers. That these thugs have employed the technique known as SWATting is no surprise at all, given, as I stated, that all Leftists reject all Morality. Add into the mix that fact that some Leftists are Nihilists, which means they hate Life and themselves, and this means we are up against people who have no respect for Human Life. Of course, we know for a fact that convicted domestic terrorist bomber Brett Kimberlin cares not a wit for Human Life, but the only question is, are the others involved with him of the same mind, will they be willing to go that far. For some the answer is a definite ‘Yes’ — any of those who have participated in any way in the SWATting campaign, where ‘Assassination By Cop’ is a distinct possibility, most certainly do. Those who have donated monies to any organization they know Brett Kimberlin is involved in do.
Go read the whole post folks, and get ready, because, our freedom is under assault, there is no other conclusion to draw here. This is what I meant when I said this election year would be very nasty. The Left will do everything possible to retain power, trust me on that! If you are a Conservative who blogs, posts on Facebook, or Twitter, then you have a bulls eye on you. So then, the question is not IF you are under attack. The question is, rather, will you fight?
UPDATE! Sister Toldjah has her boots on!
Kimberlin, a convicted domestic terrorist, is shamelessly abusing the legal system in an attempt to silence truthful critics in what law blogger Popehat appropriately calls “lawfare”:
3. Aaron’s arrest illustrates how well lawfare can work and how dangerous unprincipled rubber-stamping of protective orders can be. Imagine it: you write something about a dispute. Someone involved in that dispute goes to court in another state and accuses you of harassment and gets a “peace order” against you. That person claims that your writing is threatening, that it has led to threats, or that it constitutes persistent harassment. If you are very lucky, the judge denies the application because it is too vague, or because it seems to complain about protected speech — but if you are unlucky, the judge rubber-stamps it without even demanding to see the allegedly offending posts. (Note that here Kimberlin characterized Aaron’s posts, rather than submitting them all.) Now you’ve got a vague order against you forbidding you from contacting or harassing the “victim.” But what does that mean? Surely, you tell yourself, under a century of America’s First Amendment heritage, it doesn’t mean I can’t write a blog post discussing the dispute and explaining why the peace order application is made by a convicted perjurer and notorious domestic terrorist. Well — maybe. Or maybe not. Again, it depends upon your luck with the judge. Here, based at least on initial reports, it appears that the court construed Aaron’s blog as a violation of the peace order. I’ve read all of Aaron’s posts on the subject, and none satisfy any principled or constitutional definition of unlawful harassment. None of them incited lawless behavior. If, as reports indicate, the judge jailed Aaron based on those posts, the judge did so lawlessly because Aaron violated a vague and ambiguous prior restraint on protected speech.
4. Kimberlin’s success in this regard will embolden other practitioners of lawfare, and allow them to chill and deter speech they don’t like. Consider Aaron’s dilemma upon being informed of the new and overtly bogus peace order: was he to cease speaking on an issue of public interest regarding a public figure, or was he to spend money on a lawyer to try to get the order lifted? Now imagine lawfare practitioners demanding such protective orders in multiple jurisdictions far from the writer. Imagine the costs and legal risks, and ask yourself how many people will be willing to incur them.
It’s insane. But it’s the world we live in. And while Popehat, like Walker and Patterico, have encouraged people to not be partisan about this issue because it can impact all speech both left and right, and because liberals have also been targets of Kimberlin, I find it hard not to inject partisanship in this considering the tactics Kimberlin and his allies are using have all the hallmarks of radical Occupy/Anonymous cyberterrorism/intimidation which they, of course support and are affiliated with. Nothing comparable exists on the right. Nothing.
Unfortunately this is going to get worse before it (hopefully) gets better. If you haven’t already, please donate to show your support of Walker, Patterico, Liberty_Chick, and others who continue to be harassed by way of ”lawfare” by associates of Brett Kimberlin. This issue is too critical to our free speech rights to allow to fall by the wayside.
This is one of the most agitating thing about what Kimberlin is doing. He is fighting like a damned coward, which of course he is, but it is frustrating. I will gladly debate ANY Liberal, ANY day, and I will win, not a doubt in my mind. But that is not what the Left wants. Debate is the LAST thing these weasels want. So, they stoop to this kind of crap! And do NOT expect Eric Holder’s “Social Justice Department” do actually do the right thing and stamp this out!
The high-tech Brownshirts on the left have now “swatted” Eric Erickson. Two things are certain. First, the United States Department of Justice could stop this behavior quickly because it almost certainly constitutes a federal crime. And second, the use of term “Brownshirt” to describe this swatting gang has not been used more appropriately since the Strumabteilung made their debut in 1921.
It is almost certain that the people engaging in swatting are violating federal law. Consider 18 U.S.C. 241.
If two or more persons conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or because of his having so exercised the same; They shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.
The only reason Erickson and the others were attacked was because of their exercise of First Amendment rights. The only reason they were targeted is because of their conservative political speech, speech with which the swatters disagreed.
Why do I have a mental image of Holder cheering these acts?
It is pretty easy to look at the recent attack on a Jewish school in France was perpetrated by a terrorist, a Muslim terrorist to be more accurate, yet, as Zions Trumpet points out, the media is not willing to admit the truth
France Shooter Who Killed The Jews
“…Then the man was caught. His first name was funny for a neo-Nazi: Muhammad. In fact, he is a rabid Muslim, a jihadi who claims membership in al`Qaeda, a man caught fighting for the Taliban in Afghanistan by US Forces, who under President Obama’s rules was shipped to France, where he went nuts and murdered people.
Instantly, the press ran out and tried to control this news. Ed West wrote for the Telegraph:
It’s easy to get it wrong because so many of the world’s varied extremists, whatever their motivation and however much they might hate each other, focus their anger and loathing on similar targets – the state, the city, modernity, capitalism, and the one group who embody all these complicating, unsettling changes in the minds of lonely, failed young men – Jews.
…as for the tragedy in France, it does not say anything about Islam, only of human nature and its potential for evil. All that matters ultimately is that three innocent children, a father and three young soldiers are now dead.
I hate to bring reality into this, I am sure that reality is deeply offensive to fools like Ed West, as reality, or in this case the mere recognition of reality would make poor Mr. West feel like an Islamaphobe. Well, Mr. West, tough! Reality is what it is, no matter what your idealistic view of life says. The fact is that idealism falls flat on its face as soon as it runs into reality..
Now, the terrorist that killed seven people in France is dead, thankfully, and he certainly was not representative of all Muslims. Two of the dead soldiers this monster shot were Muslims, as MANY victims of Muslim terrorism are. But, Mr. West these acts of terror, DO, indeed have a lot to do with Islam. Again, some facts, most, as in almost all acts of terrorism are perpetrated by Muslims. And those attacks are not at all rare, so there is something deeply wrong here Mr. West. Something is deeply wrong within the religion of Islam, and denying that fact, in a shallow attempt to somehow appease radicals, will not stop a single act of terror.
People like Mr. West are delusional. They have somehow convinced themselves that identifying a radical Muslim terrorist as a radical Muslim terrorist will reflect badly on them. Not at all. Nor does such an admission of the simple truth make all, or even most Muslims bad people. As Rex Murphy points out, it is NOT Islamaphobic to call a Jihadist a Jihadist.
The recent slaughter of four French Jews, including two small children, has, in part, been met with calls for people to not paint all Islam with responsibility for the shooting — an uncontentious urging. No reasonable people are making that claim. But there also have been calls suggesting that any reference to the Islamist terrorist connections of the killer would be a species of Islamophobia. This is pure nonsense and folly.
It is not Islamophobic to note the motives and background of the murderer. In fact, it is a form of cowardice and evasion not to do so.
The number-one cause of “Islamophobic” feeling in the world is not a thing, an event, a philosophy, but a person: It is the (happily) deceased Osama bin Laden. If one decries Islamophobia, then one must condemn bin Laden as its Nile source. Bin Laden, more than any other person, has besmirched the practice and understanding of Islam and engendered suspicion of some of its adherents.
There are other sources of Islamophobia as well. Horrors perpetrated in the name of fundamentalist Islam, such as attacks on young girls going to school, the internecine slaughters of various sects, the cruel penalties exacted by the Taliban’s repressive creed — stonings, amputations and executions for apostasy — also feed the angry atmosphere, and they are not phantoms of a prejudiced imagination
Sadly though, Mr. West is so consumed with being politically correct that he finds the truth offensive. Such a head-in-the-sand attitude does not help anyone.
Oddly enough, if this shooter had acted in the name of Christianity, well, the media would have no problem bringing up inherent problems with Christianity would they? Heck, the Left never hesitates to blame “The Right” or Conservatives, do they? Of course not! They make that immediate accusation, even before any information about the perpetrator is known. And, even if such a connection is proven false, many on the Left go on making the accusation any way.
Again, the complete lack of consistency of the Left shows itself. But, what do we expect from an ideology that is so intellectually and morally bankrupt? If West thinks these attacks had nothing to do with Islam he might want to ignore possible future attacks
DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — Dozens of French Muslims are training with the Taliban in northwestern Pakistan, raising fears of future attacks following the shooting deaths of seven people in southern France allegedly by a man who spent time in the region, Pakistani intelligence officials said Saturday.
Authorities are investigating whether Mohamed Merah, the Frenchman of Algerian descent who is suspected of killing three Jewish schoolchildren, a rabbi and three French paratroopers in Toulouse this month, was among the training group, the officials said.
Merah was killed in a dramatic gunfight with police Thursday after a 32-hour standoff at his Toulouse apartment. The 23-year-old former auto body worker traveled twice to Afghanistan in 2010 and to Pakistan in 2011, and said he trained with al-Qaida in the Pakistani militant stronghold of Waziristan.
Approximately 85 Frenchmen have been training with the Pakistani Taliban in the North Waziristan tribal area for the past three years, according to the intelligence officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media. Most of the men have dual nationality with France and North African countries.
The Frenchmen operate under the name Jihad-e-Islami and are being trained to use explosives and other weapons at camps near the town of Miran Shah and in the Datta Khel area, the officials said. They are led by a French commander who goes by the name Abu Tarek. Five of the men returned to France in January 2011 to find new recruits, according to the officials. It’s unclear whether Merah was among that group.
A militant commander, Ahmed Marwat, claimed in a phone call with the AP on Saturday that Merah was affiliated with the Pakistani Taliban in Waziristan, but provided no details. Marwat said he was part of the Jundullah wing of the Pakistani Taliban.
West and his ilk may also want to ignore the killer’s brother’s words of praise for his butchering innocents
(The Sun) — THE brother of the al-Qaeda maniac who massacred seven people including three kids has said he is proud of the killing spree.
The older brother is also linked to militant Islamic groups and is being held over alleged terror offences with his girlfriend and mother.
He told cops: “I am very proud of my brother. I regret nothing for him and approve of what he did.”
Proud of butchering children? Yes, Mr. West, YES,Islam has a major problem, with fanatics. And not just fanatics who kill children in the name of their religion. How about the manner in which Islam treats women? Of course, at least they have rule books for beating their wives right Mr. West?
(Toronto Sun) — A local bookstore has “sold out” of a controversial marriage guide that advises Muslim men on how to beat their wives.
The 160-page book, published by Idara Impex in New Delhi, India, is written by Hazrat Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi, who’s described in the book’s foreword as a “prolific writer on almost every topic of Islamic learning.”
The store’s manager, who didn’t give his name, said the book had been sold out for some time, and the store’s owner, whom the manager identified as Shamim Ahmad, refused to comment for the story.
It wasn’t clear whether the shop has ordered more copies of the book, but it’s available at online Islamic bookstores and even through eBay.
In the book’s opening pages, it is written that “it might be necessary to restrain her with strength or even to threaten her.”
Later, its author advises that “the husband should treat the wife with kindness and love, even if she tends to be stupid and slow sometimes.”
Page 45 contains the rights of the husband, which include his wife’s inability to leave “his house without his permission,” and that his wife must “fulfil his desires” and “not allow herself to be untidy … but should beautify herself for him … ”
In terms of physical punishment, the book advises that a husband may scold her, “beat by hand or stick,” withhold money from her or “pull (her) by the ears,” but should “refrain from beating her excessively.”
Boy, reality sucks! Right Mr. West?
A completely disgusting display of hatred, bigotry, and, frankly, decidedly pro-terrorist sentiments! And it is taking place all across America! Video via An Old Broad
Again, the “tolerant Left” is leading the charge of hatred, and fomenting and EXCUSING violence and terrorism! Moral retardation in it’s most disturbing form. What else can you say about people who carry banners saying PEACE at rallies where attacks on Israeli civilians are excused? Note what the woman who David Horowitz questions at the 4:55 mark of the video. She APPROVES of hunting down Jews, as the leader of Hezbollah has called for.
These students are evil, some, maybe most, are likely too stupid and misinformed to even realize they are supporting terrorism, but, make no mistake, many of them KNOW FULL WELL what they are supporting. Hamas, and Hezbollah can attack Israel on a daily basis, and these cretins say nothing, or, even go so far as to justify these acts of barbarism. But if Israel dares defend itself, they launch into outrage mode, screeching about human rights.
As I said, these miscreants are EVIL! They are the same fools who speak about Social Justice, and shout “Power to the People”, yet they support nations that oppress women over truly free countries where women actually are free. They are the same people who loathe our military, and regularly spit on this nation while USING the liberty our military defends, and that our nation protects!
Duane Lester notes that William Yoemans at Politico has, apparently managed to place his head quite far up his own arse!
Regarding the Tea Party’s desire to have a balanced budget amendment, or even cuts that will not take place a decade from now, Yeomans has decided that is enough to qualify conservative activists as “full blown terrorists.”
It has become commonplace to call the tea party faction in the House “hostage takers.” But they have now become full-blown terrorists.They have joined the villains of American history who have been sufficiently craven to inflict massive harm on innocent victims to achieve their political goals. A strong America has always stood firm in the face of terrorism. That tradition is in jeopardy, as Congress and President Barack careen toward an uncertain outcome in the tea party- manufactured debt crisis.
Well, what can I say here? Clearly Yeomans hasn’t the foggiest idea what a terrorist actually is. He might not even have an idea what a coherent thought is either. It is pathetic that this person thinks it OK to demonize patriotic Americans in the worst possible way.
Perhaps someone could explain to Yeomans that the President has REFUSED to work with House Republicans. The Tea Party has not promised to veto every proposal that John Boehner has offered up. The Tea Party has not spent money it did not even have. The Tea Party merely has pointed out the looming fiscal crisis and fought to change course. For that they deserve gratitude, not scorn!
When someone is asked about Hamas, you have to listen carefully to their words, especially when they are telling students lies like “Hams has done a lot of good…..”
Hamas has “done a lot of good” in Palestine, students at a University of California, Irvine program were told last week.
At a speech sponsored by the Muslim Student Union called “What Israeli Going On,” Amir Mertaban repeatedly refused to answer when audience members asked if he condemned the terrorist group which now controls Gaza. He called it “a loaded question.” Instead, he praised the group’s social and political program while rationalizing the issue of its violence.
A “loaded question” It is nothing but a direct and very simple question. Anyone who dances around a question like this asshat does is either so morally retarded that they cannot accept reality, or they are a supporter of terrorism.
“Any unjust killing of Israeli civilians I absolutely abhor and Islam does not allow,” he said.
Note that he uses the term “unjustified” killing of an Israeli civilian. My first question is what does he consider “justified”? The answer to that becomes pretty clear as he continues
“However, Hamas has also done a lot of freedom fighting missions for that matter. And I am absolutely one who defends anyone’s right, whether you be American, whether you be Jewish, Israeli, Palestinian, to defend your rights. If you feel that you’ve been attacked wrongfully, and you defend you rights, I will never call you a terrorist.”
Aha, now we see, Hamas are freedom fighters when they blow up busloads of innocent Israelis, they are merely defending their rights, so they could not be a terrorist you see.
Hamas is a terrorist organization, and this man damn well knows that. He supports the barbarism and evil Hamas visits upon Israeli civilians. Sure, he condemns the “unjustified” killing of civilians, but then characterizes the vile acts Hamas carries out as “freedom fighting” you see.
More evidence of this swine’s true colors can be found in past statements.
Later in the speech Mertaban said that he supported the Taliban during the 1980s. “So do I support the Taliban then? That’s a loaded question. In the 80s – sure, they were fighting for their rights and for their freedoms. I absolutely support what they were doing then.” Mertaban said nothing to condemn the Taliban and did not mention the terrorism that the group has employed since its inception.
That is not necessarily surprising, given Mertaban’s past remarks at an MSA event.
During a 2007 MSA-West conference, he suggested Muslims stand by Osama bin Laden even if he had done wrong. “I don’t know this guy. I don’t know what he did. I don’t know what he said. I don’t know what happened,” Mertaban said.”But we defend Muslim brothers and we defend our Muslim sisters to the end. Is that clear?”
Yes, I think this is very clear.
Because if they do, someone should demand a refund over this one! H/T The Other McCain
Stacy McCain has the obvious take on this.
“You know how we were always screaming ‘Death to the infidel American imperialists’ before you killed bin Laden? Well, now we’re going to scream it even louder. So there. Nyah nyah nyah.”
Stacy McCain, ponders the insanity levels of Cindy Sheehan, and Glen Greenwald and concludes that crazy is crazy, even when it is dressed up as “nuanced”.
“Whenever America uses violence in a way that makes its citizens cheer, beam with nationalistic pride, and rally around their leader, more violence is typically guaranteed. Futile decade-long wars in Iraq and Afghanistan may temporarily dampen the nationalistic enthusiasm for war, but two shots to the head of Osama bin Laden — and the We are Great and Good proclamations it engenders — can easily rejuvenate that war love. . . . Americans are marching in the street celebrating with a sense of national pride. When is the last time that happened? It seems telling that hunting someone down and killing them is one of the few things that still produce these feelings of nationalistic unity.”
– Glenn Greenwald
“I am sorry, but if you believe the newest death of OBL, you’re stupid. Just think to yourself — they paraded Saddam’s dead sons around to prove they were dead — why do you suppose they hastily buried this version of OBL at sea? This lying, murderous Empire can only exist with your brainwashed consent — just put your flags away and THINK!”
– Cindy Sheehan
Yep, Cindy is easily recognized as a fanatic, ranting like a demented soul who has left Planet Lucid on her private Rocket of Craziness, Greenwald, dresses his mental shortcomings up nicely. He sounds well-informed, even scholarly, but, as Stacy opines, he is still a sandwich or two short of a picnic.
Let’s begin by acknowledging that these are two different kinds of crazy. But people who find Cindy Sheehan’s crackpot paranoia risible might not see why Greenwald’s “nuanced” anti-Americanism is almost equally demented.
Now, while I might concede that Sheehan is a tad crazy, I also see her as incredibly stupid, as one must be to embrace the ideals of Leftism. Yes, I know, the definition of insane is doing the same thing over and over while expecting different results. Certainly, Leftists ought to be rational enough to read history and understand that Marxism, of which Leftism, and to a slightly smaller degree Liberalism, are but bastard children. But, I see two lost souls here, stuck in what I refer to as The Pit of Eternal Leftist Stupidity.
Stacy McCain exposes Greenwald’s words for what they are, a deep-seated loathing of America
No, what disturbs me particularly about Greenwald’s argument is that he doesn’t view every “sense of national pride” as dangerous, but only American national pride. Cubans or Canadians, Chechens or Chinese, Poles or Palestinians – all other peoples can cherish their national identity without stirring any Greenwaldian concern. But let Americans express satisfaction that their military has vanquished a sworn enemy, and this frets Greenwald to no end. His fear and loathing of American nationalism is so great as to produce its mirror-reverse.
Yep, you have to be a bit nutty to share Greenwald’s views, But you have to be truly stupid as well. I recall a few years ago, telling a co-worker that if every nation on earth shared the common values of America, and had a similar constitution, and a similar government, that the world would be far more peaceful, prosperous and happy. Their Liberal mind was stunned, they could not believe how “unenlightened” I was. They opined that it was America, somehow, that was responsible for famines, wars, terrorism, dictators, and human suffering across much of the globe.
Now, this person was a believer in the pursuit of “social justice” AKA Communism. And, as I tried to convince them of the inherent goodness in this country and its people, the more agitated they became. No matter how many examples I gave of American generosity, and charitable acts, she still blasted the USA as “imperialistic”. No matter how many examples of America honoring the human rights that she claimed to cherish, she still said we were guilty of gross human rights violations. She was, I soon opined, either crazy, or just plain stupid.
I think I will just stick with my diagnosis of Incurable Leftist Stupidity, for her, and for Greenwald, and for all the “elites” that share Greenwald’s inability to see the obvious. As for Sheehan, I think Stacy McCain is right, that is one crazy woman.
Ah, yes, Israel fries some more Jihadis!
(INN) — The IDF scored direct hits on Islamic Jihad terrorists preparing to attack the Negev with more rockets Sunday morning, killng two terrorist and wounding two others.
On Saturday, terrorists in Hamas-controlled Gaza fired three rockets on the western Negev, causing damage but no injuries.
According to the D.O.J., it is radical Islamists! SHOCKER!
More than 80 percent of all convictions tied to international terrorist groups and homegrown terrorism since 9/11 involve defendants driven by a radical Islamist agenda, a review of Department of Justice statistics shows. Though Muslims represent about 1 percent of the American population, they constitute defendants in 186 of the 228 cases DOJ lists.
On Thursday, the House Homeland Security Committee holds its first hearing into radicalization among Muslim Americans. Critics have taken issue with the focus on one religious minority, but the DOJ list shows that radical Islamists are disproportionately involved in terror-related crimes.
Al-Qaida is involved in the largest number of prosecutions, representing 30 percent of the 228 terror cases involving an identified group. Hizballah-affiliated defendants are involved in 10.5 percent of the cases and Hamas is part of 9 percent. Pakistani-based Lashkar-e-Tayyiba was involved in 6.5 percent of the cases.
Someone might want to share this news with Eric Holder, and President Obama!
Baltimore (CNN) — Authorities in Maryland arrested a Baltimore man Wednesday on suspicion of plotting to bomb a military recruiting station, the U.S. attorney’s office said.
The man — described as a 21-year-old American who converted to Islam — is upset that the military continues to kill Muslims, according to information pieced together from one government and two law enforcement sources. His name and residence were not immediately made available.
Marcia Murphy with the U.S. attorney’s office in Baltimore said the suspect was arrested in the morning hours “in connection with a scheme to attack an armed forces recruiting station in Catonsville, Maryland, with what he believed to be a vehicle bomb.”
Ok, so, we have found yet another “peaceful” Muslim who wanted desperately to slaughter Americans. This time in Portland, Oregon.
PORTLAND, Ore.(MSNBC) — The Somali-born university student met with an undercover FBI agent in August at a Portland hotel and told him he had found the perfect location for a terrorist attack: the city’s annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony.
Mohamed Osman Mohamud told the agent that he had dreamed of carrying out an attack for years, and the city’s Pioneer Courthouse Square would be packed with thousands, “a huge mass that will … be attacked in their own element with their families celebrating the holidays,” according to an affidavit.
On Friday, Mohamud parked what he thought was a bomb-laden van near the ceremony and then went to a nearby train station, where he dialed a cell phone that he believed would detonate the vehicle. Instead, federal authorities moved in and arrested him. No one was hurt.
The case is the latest in a string of alleged terrorist plots by U.S. citizens or residents, including one at Times Square in which a Pakistan-born man pleaded guilty earlier this year to trying to set off a car bomb at a busy street corner.
OK, am I the only one that thinks that this swine should be shot in the head at our earliest convenience? As soon as we can determine where he was radicalized, and when, and once every bit of useful information has been gotten from him, let us be rid of him.
BTW, it must be noted that it seems the one that alerted authorities to this Jihadi-wannabe is Muslim. God bless them for fighting terrorism!
FBI agents say they began investigating after receiving a tip from an unidentified person who expressed concern about Mohamud. The Washington Post reported that the tip came from a member of the Muslim community.
Lots more on this story at the following blogs
Bluegrass Pundit has an ironic twist about how Portland, the target of this swine, had no use for the FBI five years ao
Portland, Oregon voters need to wake up and clean house of the left-wing leaders they have given control of their city too. The FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force that their leaders wouldn’t allow local police to cooperate with has saved possibly hundreds of their lives.The Washington Examiner reported:
In 2005, leaders in Portland, Oregon, angry at the Bush administration’s conduct of the war on terror, voted not to allow city law enforcement officers to participate in a key anti-terror initiative, the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force. On Friday, that task force helped prevent what could have been a horrific terrorist attack in Portland. Now city officials say they might re-think their participation in the task force — because Barack Obama is in the White House.
Reading the FBI affidavit describing Islamist terror suspect Mohamed Osman Mohamud’s plan to bomb a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland’s Pioneer Courthouse Square is a chilling experience. Mohamud, a Somali-born naturalized U.S. citizen who attended Oregon State University, told undercover FBI agents he dreamed of performing acts of jihad in which hundreds, perhaps thousands, of Americans would die. “Do you remember when 9/11 happened when those people were jumping from skyscrapers?” Mohamud asked the agents, according to the affidavit. “I thought that was awesome.”
Carol, of The Closet points out just how morally, and intellectually bankrupt lefties like Glenn Greenwald are. Somehow it is ALWAYS America’s fault!
Over at Salon Glenn Greenwald is getting his freak on
The FBI is obviously quite pleased with itself over its arrest of a 19-year-old Somali-American, Mohamed Osman Mohamud, who — with months of encouragement, support and money from the FBI’s own undercover agents — allegedly attempted to detonate a bomb at a crowded Christmas event in Portland, Oregon.
Yes, at this point Greenwald is knee-deep in the Pit of Stupidity, BUT, fear not, he has his shovel digging deeper!
Greenwald should have stopped writing before he showed his hand. In Greenwald’s estimation it doesn’t really matter if Mohamed Osman Mohamud would have plotted to kill 25,000 Americans at a tree lightening service without the FBI’s encouragement. Had Mohamud planned and carried it all on his own it would still be America’s fault:
We hear the same exact thing over and over and over from accused Terrorists — that they are attempting to carry about plots in retaliation for past and ongoing American violence against Muslim civilians and to deter such future acts. Here we find one of the great mysteries in American political culture: that the U.S. Government dispatches its military all over the world — invading, occupying, and bombing multiple Muslim countries — torturing them, imprisoning them without charges, shooting them up at checkpoints, sending remote-controlled drones to explode their homes, imposing sanctions that starve hundreds of thousands of children to death — and Americans are then baffled when some Muslims — an amazingly small percentage — harbor anger and vengeance at them and want to return the violence. And here we also find the greatest myth in American political discourse: that engaging in all of that military aggression somehow constitutes Staying Safe and combating Terrorism — rather than doing more than any single other cause to provoke, sustain and fuel Terrorism.
Excuse me, Glenn, has abandoned the shovel, and rented a backho, so he can dig even faster! And Glenn, Doug Powers would like to remind you that YES, even useful idiots like you are targets of the terrorists fools like you bend over backwards to excuse!
A US Attorney reminds progressives that they are not off-limits:
“This defendant’s chilling determination is a stark reminder that there are people — even here in Oregon — who are determined to kill Americans,” Dwight C. Holton, U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon, said in a statement.
Some of the liberals in Portland are described as deeply concerned at the potential carbon footprint this bomb would have left.
Gateway Pundit reports on “arson” at the mosque frequented by the little Jihadi. Two bets from me. First the Left will show more outrage over this “hate crime” than over the planned terror attack. Second, what are the odds that this “arson” was staged?
Michelle notes sort of a pattern among all these terrorists HMMMMM
If it’s Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, it’s just another day in the life of a true believer in violent jihad.
Violent jihad. A fundamental tenet of legions and legions of Muslims worldwide — and untold numbers of homegrown and immigrant practitioners of the Religion of Perpetual Outrage here on American soil.
Be sure to read all of Michelle’s post, it is well worth your time.
I’ve just walked down a street filled literally with thousands of Moslems of exactly the kind many people are seriously arguing do not exist. I saw them with my own eyes, as I have every day for the past five years. With so many other questions in the world, why waste time debating this? Book a ticket to Istanbul, spend an afternoon here, have a lovely time, drink some tea, meet friendly, tolerant, warm, welcoming Moslems (mostly), and see for yourself. They exist! They’re my neighbors and my friends! Babür, is there anyone at our gym, for example, who would not describe himself as a Moslem? Would any member of our gym endorse terrorism, honor killing, forcing me to wear the hijab, or subjecting me to a dhimmi tax? The idea is so absurd it’s beyond discussion — and yet we’re discussing it.
Yes, this is good. And I think it’s important. Every once in a while I have Muslim students in class, and we have thoughtful discussions. But they are such a small minority that we don’t get a critical mass of opinion to sort out variations in opinion within the Islamic community. So, call me agnostic on the kind of experience Claire Berlinski’s having. More immediate to me is David Horowitz’s experience. I have had a few similar to this, in my engagement with the ANSWER Coalition. And this kind of experience is a good test. When Muslim come out to denounce Hezbollah, that’ll be a good step toward identifying and working with the moderates Claire champions. Meanwhile, see, “The War Against the Jews at UC San Diego“:
I have come to believe that the biggest issue in dealing with Islam is this. There are MANY great Muslim people, and there are, sadly, tragically, many Muslims who are radical, the thing is how do we identify and know who the good Muslims are? We are a society based in large part on freedom of religion, so where do we draw the line? We are a nation fighting an evil enemy, Islamist terrorists. Where do we draw the line on how to ID and destroy terror threats and cells located here?
Tough questions indeed, but we gain nothing by blindly following the path the Left seems intent on taking, there is no moral relativism between radical Islam and fundamentalist Christianity. There is nothing but peril in the idea that we must put blind “tolerance” above common sense either. The biggest aid we could have is for those good and decent Muslims to speak out against Jihad, and against terrorism, and against those who support implementing Sharia Law here. Those Muslims are as welcome here as any other faiths are. Terrorism is as much their enemy as it is ours, and they have as much to benefit from its defeat as any other American.