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Posted on 04/11/2010 9:33:03 AM PDT by Velveeta
Obama amputates our nuclear arms
By: Charles Krauthammer
Under President Obamas new policy, however, if the state that has just attacked us with biological or chemical weapons is in compliance with the Non-Proliferation Treaty, explained Gates, then the U.S. pledges not to use or threaten to use nuclear weapons against it.
Imagine the scenario: Hundreds of thousands are lying dead in the streets of Boston after a massive anthrax or nerve gas attack. The president immediately calls in the lawyers to determine whether the attacking state is in compliance with the NPT. If it turns out that the attacker is up-to-date with its latest IAEA inspections, well, it gets immunity from nuclear retaliation. (Our response is then restricted to bullets, bombs and other conventional munitions.)
However, if the lawyers tell the president that the attacking state is NPT noncompliant, we are free to blow the bastards to nuclear kingdom come.
This is quite insane. Its like saying that if a terrorist deliberately uses his car to mow down a hundred people waiting at a bus stop, the decision as to whether he gets hanged or 100 hours of community service hinges entirely on whether his car had passed emissions inspections.
Apart from being morally bizarre, the Obama policy is strategically loopy. Does anyone believe that North Korea or Iran will be more persuaded to abjure nuclear weapons because they could then carry out a biological or chemical attack on the United States without fear of nuclear retaliation?
The naivete is stunning.
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Sniper Sought in Vehicle Shootings on SoCal Freeways
Police say the suspect likely used a BB or pellet gun in the freeway shootings.
RIVERSIDE — Authorities are searching for a sniper who has been shooting at vehicles along freeways in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.
More than two dozen vehicles have been targeted over the past few weeks.
At least six vehicles were struck Thursday along the 15, 10 and 215 freeways in the Riverside, San Bernardino and Rancho Cucamonga areas, according to CHP Officer Andrew Thompson.
In each case, the rear windows were shot out with “an unknown projectile — probably a BB or a pellet,” he said.
Plane with man on no-fly list diverted to Montreal
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I appreciate it.
Authorities seek BB-gun freeway sniper - Highway Patrol Gossip
Authorities seek BB-gun freeway sniper - The California Highway Patrol says
a sniping vandal has shattered dozens of car windows in shootings on three
[This is a 9 day old story, I missed it, but I have seen it twice in the past 24 hours....granny]
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[The anti Israel crowd is having a wild time reporting this one, Pravada went to town on it and mde it much larger than it is said to be.
LOL, Vel, for you I did not post all of this article, it is the best report that I have read and has all the links to back it up..
Special Alert: Flotilla Battle Unleashes Anti-Israel Wave
I did find the story about the Somali guy missing in Texas troubling, although, Im sure there are hundreds of terrorists wandering around plotting and planning our demise.<<<
It is a worry and not a new one, Christmas 2007 and in 2008, when I was listening to the San Diego Police Scanner, I caught the fact that they knew when the young Somali men disappeared and they did not stop until they found them.
I wondered why every few days they were ‘attempting to locate’ another one, this was the regular police, not the FBI.
Then last year they started disappearing, one by one, a lot of news for those that left the country, but what about the others, who simply moved closer to the target area.
As I read the news today, my mind is saying “we worked on that years ago, on the Threat Matrix”, and we are being proven right every day, we were finding their test runs.
I no longer go hunting for them, but they keep turning up.
The news is getting uglier and has not even begun to get out, LOL, that is why I keep attempting to get more folks to listen to the police scanners, the information is out there, even if we only guess at the rest of the story.
Sorry I am so late in catching up with the posts, yesterday, vanished, still haven’t found about half of it.
In addition to the Somali immigration issue, Mexican smugglers are coaching some Middle Eastern immigrants before they cross the border schooling them on how to dress and giving them phrases to help them look and sound like Latinos, law enforcement sources told FoxNews.com.<<<
This is true, so much so that it is scary.
In the late 1970’s we noticed a change in the mexicans who walked the 40 miles from Mexico to our place.
I would not know the difference in most of the mid-eastern men and the mexican worker who had just walked 40 miles across the border, if they both spoke spanish and dressed alike.
We made the decision to leave Wellton, partly to get away from them.
I had never feared the common worker, they came to the house, got water and offered to work for food, then went on to wherever they planned to go, there were lots of jobs for them in the Yuma area in the 1970’s.
Then we started getting a classier type, who ‘Demanded’ food and never offered to work for it.......and LOL, did not get it.
The average man would take the pitchfork out of my hands, start using it and ask if I had food, even if it was only the motion of eating and I don’t speak spanish.......so lots of motions. He got a meal.
Then it was not illegal to feed them, only to transport them and that I did not do.
Henry came to our place all the years that we lived there, and after he sat at the table with the local Deputy, and found out that he was not interested in arresting him, would come in, go to the phone, hand it to me and say “Policia please”, I would call and he would tell them what he had seen, maybe a group of dead bodies, or a dope shipment going down.
The people who come across the borders today scare me to death, I am glad that i no longer live on the border.
(freedom...how long can it last with anti-freedom/anti-life collectives around?)
(enjoying every minute of every day of freedom)<<<
It is scary to think that our entire way of life may change.
In a surprise, the administration yesterday pledged 1,200 National Guard to be sent to the border. Added surveillance would be their job. The cost: $500 million. It looks like a lot of money. But by comparison, for example, we spend $720 million a year sending condoms to the third world.<<<
I do not understand some of the money we spend.
Did you know that we got the 1,200 National Guard on the border, quick, before a bill was passed that is working and asked for 6,000 men, not 1,200?
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Plane with man on no-fly list diverted to Montreal<<<
Mexican airlines, did he think that would get him in?
They never give up.
secretly talking to terrorist group but lacks bravery to talk openly
Posted on May 31, 2010 by creeping
Nothing new here except it sounds like Hamas is getting impatient with the
Jakarta street kid. Obama and his lackey’s have been strategizing with Hamas
since before he was elected, and do recall: Obama
‘s church printed a Hamas terrorist’s op-ed in its
newsletter for the Obama family and its entire congregation. via Hamas
leader says American envoys making contact, but not openly | The Guardian.
The United States is sending a succession of envoys to engage with Hamas but
lacks the bravery to talk to the Islamist movement openly, its leader,
Khaled Meshal, said in an interview with the Guardian.
Meshal praised President Dmitry Medvedev of Russia for meeting him in
Damascus and the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, for hosting the
discussion 10 days ago. He told Medvedev that the US was also talking to
him. “I thanked him for that meeting and told him the Americans contact us,
but are not brave enough to do so openly,” said Meshal. “I am confident that
in the very near future, everyone will realise that they will have to deal
Hamburg: Mosque hosts pro-Iran event
The Imam Ali Mosque in Hamburg hosted a conference last week supportive of the regime of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and with the participation of advocates of revolutionary Islam.
This article was prepared by the Islam in Europe blog - islamineurope.blogspot.com
May 31, 2010 - UnitedStatesAction.com Newslinks
Happy Memorial Day - We Remember Those Who Fought for America and Freedom...
(U.S.) Honoring America’s fallen troops
(Pakistan) Lahore: Gunman kill 12 in Pakistan hospital
— CNN: “Pakistani authorities are blaming the Friday attacks in Lahore on militants with ties to the Pakistani Taliban.”
— At least twelve people killed in Lahore attack
(Pakistan) It’s about ‘al-Qaeda’s core in Pakistan’
(Pakistan) South Punjab terrorists are now active: Malik
— Malik sees terror roots in South Punjab
— ‘Punjabi Taliban a growing threat for Pakistan
‘Punjab Taliban behind Lahore mosque attacks’
Pakistan may launch operation in Punjab against militants: Malik
US rehearses strikes on Pak: Report
(Afghanistan) U.S. military: Air strike kills Taliban leader in Kandahar
(Afghanistan) Taliban stronger than expected, NATO chief says
(Afghanistan) Taliban train in Iran
— Iran training Taliban, says McChrystal
Afghanistan: Saudi cash ‘for terrorism’
Iraq: At least three killed in Iraq attacks
Gaza: Reports on Attacks on Ships in Flotilla
— Turkey: Counter Terrorism Bureau Issues Turkey Travel Warning
Gaza: Missile launched from Gaza towards Negev desert with no casualties, damages
(Israel/Turkey) “2006 Danish Research: IHH Tied to Al-Qaeda”
(Iran) Israel stations nuclear missile subs off Iran
(Iran) IAEA: Iran Boosts Enriched Uranium
Al-Qaida’s mother of all spy manuals
(Algeria) Al-Qaida leader in Algeria surrenders
(Somalia) Fresh battle erupts in south and central Somalia
Libya: WP reports “Former militants now wage battle within Libya to discredit al-Qaeda”
South Africa police minister says no World Cup terror threat
Indonesian terrorists sent to ‘terror rehab’ schools
“In Saudi Arabia, Talk of Women’s Rights Exposes a Divide”
— NYT article on Rowdha Yousef’s campaign “My Guardian Knows What’s Best for Me”
UAE: Al-Jazeera presenters quit over ‘modesty’ dress comments
Maldives: Man Attacked, Threatened with Death, for Freedom of Conscience
— Mohamed Nazim renounces Islam, taken into custody, at lecture by Zakir Naik
Maldives: English Teacher Deported for “Anti-Islamic” Passage
UK: Indian Muslim Cleric Zakir Naik Invited to UK; Promotes Views to Deny Religious Freedom, Promote Hate
— “Zakir Naik and David Cameron”
Pakistan Court: Pakistan can unblock Facebook with right filter
Bangladesh blocks Facebook
(UK) “English Defence League: new wave of extremists plotting summer of unrest”
— “UK: EDL to target Muslim centers”
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MEMRI TV Clips on the Gaza Flotilla: Activists On Board Chant Songs of Martyrdom at Departure
The following are three clips from the MEMRI TV Project on the Gaza flotilla. In the first, Gaza-based Yemeni professor Abd Al-Fatah Nu’man states that as much as the heroes on the flotilla want to reach Gaza, the option of martyrdom is more desirable to them (Al-Aqsa TV, May 28, 2010; to view, visit http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/2490.htm).
The second is a report on the flotilla prior to its departure for Gaza, showing activists on board chanting Intifada songs and praising martyrdom (Al-Jazeera, May 28, 2010; to view, visit http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/2489.htm).
In the third clip, Ahmad Hassan Omar, a member of the Egyptian Association for International Law, stated that Turkey and other countries should use aid convoys to transfer weapons to Gaza and return refugees to Acre (Al-Jazeera, May 18, 2010; to view, visit http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/2478.htm).
Gaza-Based Yemeni Professor Abd Al-Fatah Nu’man: As Much As the Heroes on the Flotilla Want to Reach Gaza, the Option of Martyrdom Is More Desirable to Them Al-Aqsa TV, May 28, 2010
Dr. Abd Al-Fatah Nu’man: “The word ‘fleet’ and all the talk about its commander, Bülent Yildirim, reminded me of the days when the Mediterranean Sea was full of Islamic fleets. Today, once again, we smell the scent of the fleet. True, the current fleet does not bear weapons or carry armies, but it carries the same scent believing men, armed with faith.
“Yesterday, I was following the news agencies, and they reported the threats of the Zionists to detain the convoy and to prevent it from reaching Gaza. On the other side, there are people armed with faith and resolve, who chant even while hearing the threats: ‘Khaybar, Khaybar, oh Jews, the army of Muhammad will return.’ A woman stood on the deck, and said: “We await one of two good things to achieve martyrdom or to reach the shore of Gaza.”
“This scent is a message to the Islamic nation worldwide: Islam is coming, and Gaza is the spearhead that sets the nation in motion.
“What they fear today is the awakening of the Islamic nation. The issue is not the entrance of a convoy or the arrival of aid. The fear of the convoy and of Gaza is, in fact, the fear of the Zionists and of the [Arab] rulers. These rulers, who weigh heavily on the Arab and Islamic nation, are no less terrified than the Zionists of those actions that awaken the shackled, persecuted, and oppressed nation.
“My message is to those heroes who are, as we speak, at mid-sea, in pitch darkness under the skies, their palms raised to Allah in supplication. What are they asking for? The Prophet Muhammad said: “He whose feet have been covered with dust for the sake of Allah is saved from the Hellfire, and he who has fought even for only the time it takes to milk a she-camel secures a place in Paradise.” These heroes were selected by Allah to carry out this mission the mission of awakening the nation, and this will bring honor upon them.
“Yesterday, the commander of the fleet said: ‘We will not allow the Zionists to come near us, and we will wage resistance against them.’ With what will they wage resistance? With their fingernails. These are people who wish to be martyred for the sake of Allah. As much as they want to reach Gaza, the other option is more desirable to them.
“We pray to Allah that they be awarded both good things: That they reach the shore of Gaza safe and sound, and that they be granted martyrdom, along with us, on the walls of the Al-Aqsa Mosque as conquerors.”
Al-Jazeera TV Report from “Freedom Flotilla” Before Its Departure for Gaza: Activists On Board Chant Intifada Songs and Praise Martyrdom May 28, 2010
Reporter: “Despite the Israeli threats and some unexpected obstacles, the arrival of the ships at the rendezvous, in preparation to set sail to Gaza, has kindled the emotions and enthusiasm of the participants.”
Crowd chanting: “Khaybar, Khaybar, oh Jews, the army of Muhammad will return.”
Reporter: “Through songs about the Palestinian Intifada, the participants expressed their longing to reach Gaza.”
Participant 1: “The brothers here are shouting and are full of enthusiasm. They are waiting to leave soon, with the ships around us in the sea. Allah willing, we will make our way to Gaza.”
Participant 2: “We are now waiting for one of two good things either to achieve martyrdom, or to reach Gaza.”
Egyptian Expert on International Law Ahmad Hassan Omar: Turkey and Other Countries Should Use Aid Convoys to Transfer Weapons to Gaza and Returning Refugees to Acre Al-Jazeera, May 18, 2010
Interviewer: “A spokesman for the Israeli Foreign Ministry said that the [’Freedom Fleet’] campaign was a provocation and a violation of Israeli law. How are we to understand this, from a legal perspective?”
Dr. Hassan Ahmad Omar: “Resolution 3103 of the UN General Assembly, issued in 1973, affirmed the basic rights of combatants against foreign, racist, occupying forces. According to this resolution, all the counties in the world have the right and even the obligation to aid the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, in the form of food supplies and weapons. Moreover, the time has come to implement Resolution 194, regarding the return of the Palestinian refugees.
“These convoys could carry food supplies and weapons, as well as Palestinian refugees, who want to return to their homeland.
“Israel, which imposes a siege on the Gaza Strip, cannot talk about legal channels for providing aid. In my view, Turkey...”
Interviewer: “But such channels exist, don’t they?”
Dr. Hassan Ahmad Omar: “The siege that Israel is imposing... It is necessary to provide Gaza not only with food, water, and building supplies, but also with weapons. Weapons must be provided, because these are weapons of revolutionaries, and aid must be provided to the Gaza Strip.
“It is necessary [to help] the refugees return to the Gaza Strip, as well as to the Acre region, because according to the partition plan, it belongs to the Arab state of Palestine.
“The various countries have an obligation to provide these weapons and food to Gaza, and [to enable] the return of the refugees.
“Turkey could revive the commission consisting of Turkey, France, and the US, which was mentioned in Resolution 194 regarding the return of the refugees, thus facilitating the return of the refugees to Acre at least the half million refugees from Lebanon in accordance with article 6 of Security Council Resolution 1559.
“These aid campaigns should not be restricted to food and water. The [ships] could also include returning refugees and weapons for the Palestinian revolutionaries.
“I would like to recommend that the brothers in Turkey use the hovercraft as a means of transportation.”
Interviewer: “But all these proposals require official international support for these ships. Does this campaign enjoy such support?”
Dr. Hassan Ahmad Omar: “UN Resolution 3103 obliges these countries to provide aid to the Gaza Strip. The hovercraft can carry all the cars and all the aid. Since the Gaza port is not ready, the amphibian hovercraft can reach the very sands of Gaza.
“In all future aid campaigns for Gaza we can use the hovercraft. I have approached the International Islamic Bank, and proposed that they buy hovercraft, and give them to countries that want to provide aid to Gaza.”
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Thanks for the ping Velveeta. I wonder if we will ever hear more on this incident.
Saudi cash ‘for terrorism’
* From: The Times
* June 01, 2010 KABUL: Millions of dollars of Saudi Arabian money have
flowed into Afghanistan over the past four years, the country’s intelligence
officials say, and the sponsorship of terrorism is its most likely use.
According to members of Afghanistan’s financial intelligence unit FinTraca,
the funds, totalling more than pound stg. 920 million ($1.5 billion), enter
from Pakistan where they are converted into rupees or dollars, the favoured
currency for terrorist operations.
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