Next Time, Use FedEx

Filed under:Culture War,War on Terror — posted by 3wire on 5/4/2011 @ 5:29 pm

Next Time, Use FedEx
by Ann Coulter

The CIA stepped up the search for Osama bin Laden last week after becoming as sick of royal wedding coverage as the rest of us.

American intelligence operations located Osama by following his trusted couriers, whose names were given up by al-Qaida members during harsh interrogations at CIA black sites under President Bush.

Yes, the same interrogations endlessly denounced by the entire Democratic Party (save Joe Lieberman), the mainstream media, and an especially indignant Jane Mayer in The New Yorker. The most-wanted terrorist in the world was living in a moldy, million-dollar mansion in a gated community just outside of Islamabad. It took the CIA five years to figure out the four-digit code to get in.

One important missed clue was that Osama was living at 72 Virgins Way. He might still be alive today if only he hadn’t borrowed his neighbor’s shoulder-mounted rocket launcher and never returned it.

Our mighty Navy SEALs not only put a bullet through Osama’s head, but carried off his computers, disks and hard drives. So far, all they’ve revealed is that Osama had multiple Netflix rentals of “Rendition,” “In the Valley of Elah,” “Fahrenheit 9/11” and “Love Actually.”

Click here to continue reading Ann Coulter’s column

No Chance for Democracy in Lybia – Scheuer

Filed under:War on Terror — posted by 3wire on 4/23/2011 @ 12:59 am

Tell Congress: It’s Time for Some Sanity when it comes to Security

Filed under:Bill of Rights,Technology,War on Terror — posted by Winston on 4/16/2011 @ 12:52 pm

Tell Congress: It’s Time for Some Sanity when it comes to Security

It’s not often that the ACLU and I are on the same side of an issue.

From: ACLU

A 6-year old getting patted down at the airport — leaving her confused and in tears because she thought she did something wrong — is an example of the out-of-control searches and security measures in our airports.

Aviation security requires striking a delicate balance between the personal safety of passengers and their right to privacy. Unfortunately, TSA has developed increasingly invasive methods of searching passengers that are encroaching upon their rights. The TSA has subjected passengers to “enhanced” pat-downs, which have resulted in reports of people feeling humiliated and traumatized, and, in some cases, reports comparing their psychological impact to sexual assaults.

Tell Congress to support the bipartisan Aircraft Passenger Whole-Body Imaging Limitations Act of 2011. Read more.

via WarriorTimes

Rein in PATRIOT and Restore JUSTICE

Filed under:Bill of Rights,War on Terror — posted by Winston on 3/21/2011 @ 3:13 pm

From: EFF

Tell Congress to Rein in PATRIOT and Restore JUSTICE!

Congress voted at the end of February to extend the expiring provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act, but only for three months — giving liberty-loving citizens a new opportunity to continue to protest this dangerous law and demand reforms before the end of May. A message from you, opposing PATRIOT extension and demanding that Congress pass the important reforms contained in the JUSTICE Act, could make a critical difference. Help EFF defend civil liberties and stop Congress from rubber-stamping the PATRIOT Act!

There’s new hope in the PATRIOT debate. Thanks to bipartisan opposition from Democratic leaders and an insurgent movement of conservative Republicans, PATRIOT provisions that were scheduled to expire at the end of February were only temporarily renewed for three months. That means we have three more months to fight against permanent renewal and demand meaningful reform to the government’s broad surveillance powers under that law. With debate over PATRIOT dominating Twitter and the blogosphere, and with both Democrats and Republicans demanding meaningful oversight and reform, this is our best chance in years to convince Congress to investigate how PATRIOT is being used and establish new checks and balances to protect against abuse.

That’s why Congress needs to hear from you now, as it begins the three-month process of conducting hearings and considering proposals for PATRIOT renewal and reform. Congress needs to know now that you oppose PATRIOT extension and support meaningful reforms, like the powerful new PATRIOT oversight and accountability measures found in the JUSTICE Act bills that were introduced in the House (H.R. 4005) and Senate (S.1686) in 2009 during the last PATRIOT reauthorization debate.

The JUSTICE Act not only contained critically important new checks and balances to prevent abuse of the three expiring PATRIOT provisions, but also proposed many meaningful reforms to a wide range of other, permanent PATRIOT powers. The JUSTICE Act also began to address some of the serious civil liberties problems with the FISA Amendments Act of 2008, which broadly enhanced the government’s authority to spy on your international phone calls and emails without warrants and may ultimately be more dangerous to civil liberties than anything in PATRIOT.

Congressional leaders have promised they won’t waste the next three months but instead will spend that time giving PATRIOT reform the attention it deserves. It’s our job to make sure they keep that promise, and to demand that Congress rein in PATRIOT and restore JUSTICE. So, please contact your Representative and Senators today!

 

More

Obama – Defying the Constutution

Filed under:Bill of Rights,Culture War,War on Terror — posted by 3wire on 2/7/2011 @ 7:08 pm

Regarding President Obama’s speech on Guantanamo detainees in 2009: “One of the most radical proposals for defying  the constitution that we have ever heard made to the American people.”

No, Glenn Beck didn’t say it, Rush Limbaugh didn’t say it either, not even that acidic harpy Ann Coulter.

It was said by MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow on her May 21st show in 2009.  Watch the video below or click here.

I wonder what that Kool-aid tastes like when it comes back up on you. That’s not really fair I suppose. She is standing behind her convictions and that is more than can be said for most on that network.

Interesting side note:  It appears that many links to YouTube posts of this video have been removed due to claims of “copy right violations”. No guarantee that this one will be up for long so here is a link to MSNBC’s transcript of the show.

TSA Logic

Filed under:Bill of Rights,Our Money,War on Terror — posted by Q Ball on 12/6/2010 @ 4:21 pm

If you go through the scanner at the airport with nothing but a speedo, you will not be allowed to board, but if you are fully clothed you may board.

As a reminder to everyone here is the 4th Amendment to the Constitution:
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

TSA: Pretending To Protect You

Filed under:Bill of Rights,War on Terror — posted by Q Ball on 11/23/2010 @ 4:13 pm

You may know Adam Savage from the Discovery Channel show Mythbusters. He had an interesting encounter with the TSA recently:

Chicago Six Flags sponsoring “Muslim Family Day” – the day after 9/11

Filed under:Culture War,War on Terror — posted by Jack on 8/24/2010 @ 12:00 am

MUSLIM DAY AT SIX FLAGS is being sponsored by the Islamic Circle of North America which openly supports HAMAS and Hezbollah and refuses to condemn them. It has been under investigation for fund-raising for and money laundering to Islamic terrorist groups.

Six Flags tells its employees: “Out of respect (to Islam), we request the employees wear their uniform pants, instead of their shorts ”no matter how hot it is”.

Better get used to it: your lives are going to change more and more as we are pushed into showing “respect” for Islam. Muslims in the Netherlands pressured cities to force construction workers to stop wearing shorts, too, because it “offended” them.

Well, it offends me that they would have the gall to put on a special Muslim celebration the day after 9/11. They are not shy about voicing their outrage over the slightest perceived insult, why should we sit quietly and let them insult the memory of those murdered by Islamic Purists?

It offends me that Somalian Muslim taxi drivers refuse service to Minnesotans who have alcohol in their bag.

It offends me that a Muslim bus driver in the UK refused to let a blind man on the bus because his guide dog is “unclean”.

It offends me that a Muslim father in Texas killed his teen-aged daughters because they dared to show affection for non-Muslim boys and wear -gasp- sweat pants.

It offends me that my kind, dedicated friends had to leave the Indonesian island of Sulawesi because they were afraid they would be killed for not being Muslim.

It offends me that CAIR tires to intimidate, bully and suppress anyone in the US who is critical of Islam.

It offends me that Islam treats women like property – and that they have intimidated NOW, that out-spoken advocate of women’s rights, to shut up and not make waves.

It offends me that Islam has intimidated people like Penn Jillette to not call “Bullshit” when he sees it, because he’s afraid someone will hurt his kids.

It offends me that Islam was able to even shut up the irreverent smart asses who created SouthPark.

It offends me that the violence of Islam appears to be working.

It offends me that Islam kills people who try to leave Islam.

It offends me that Islam advocates killing gay people.

If offends me that Islam says the hands of thieves should be cut off.

It offends me that Islam says that anyone who does not believe their Koran, does not “submit” to Allah, should be either converted, subjected to oppressive taxation and treated like dirt (dhimmi), or killed.

It offends me that Islam calls Jewish people “pigs” and “apes”

“Out of respect (to Islam), we request the employees wear their uniform pants”?!

(more…)

The al Shabaab campaign to rid Somalia of all non-Muslims

Filed under:Culture War,War on Terror — posted by Jack on 8/20/2010 @ 8:42 pm

Madobe was born in a Somali village. He was orphaned as a child and was raised as a Christian despite his Islamic family name. He eventually became a pastor of a small underground church in his home village.

One morning Madobe was brutally murdered by members of an Islamic extremist group called al Shabaab. Just two weeks prior, Madobe had narrowly escaped being kidnapped by the same group.

Madobe’s death is unique because he was not a convert from Islam… as are most of the Somalis executed for such reasons.

The al Shabaab militants who killed Madobe prohibited his body from being buried and ordered that it be left to the dogs to be an example to other Christians. They remarked, “Leaving his body outside is a warning to all that infidels are a disgrace to Muslims.”

The al Shabaab militia has recently embarked on a brutal campaign to rid the country of all non-Muslims.

http://www.opendoorsusa.org/persecuted-christians/frontline-faith/august-2010/in-the-trenches

BTW: al Shabaab is the group that Somalian Muslims in Minnesota were raising money for – going house to house, asking for donations to “feed the hungry” when in fact they were raising money to support the terrorist group,  al Shabaab

The US needs to stop allowing the construction of terrorist training centers on its own soil.

Filed under:Culture War,War on Terror — posted by Jack on @ 6:56 pm

Bryan Fischer makes the case that not only should the Ground Zero mosque be stopped, the construction of ALL mosques should be halted – not as oppression of religion, but to limit the threat of home-grown terrorists being raised and indoctrinated in our own cities.

Powerful Democrat defends my position on mosques

by Bryan Fischer

“I have argued that building permits can and should be denied for the building of mosques in American cities because each mosque is a potential or actual recruitment and training center for terrorism against the United States.

Mosques cannot claim protection under the First Amendment for the simple reason that the agenda of Islam is the total destruction of Western civilization in general and America in particular.

More than 100 verses (109 to be exact) in the Koran call upon Muslims to shed innocent infidel blood.

There may be moderate Muslims, but there is no such thing as moderate Islam. And until we have a foolproof way of knowing when moderate Muslims will suddenly turn devout and start shooting up idolaters, like Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan did, then the risk is simply too great to allow their indoctrination centers to sprout like weeds.

(more…)

Ex-PLO member: Ground Zero Mosque imam, Abdul Rauf, is NOT a moderate

Filed under:Culture War,War on Terror — posted by Jack on @ 6:15 pm

Remember “taqqiya”: not only is it OK for a Muslim to lie to kufar (infidels = anyone not a Muslim), if it furthers the cause of Islam, lying to kufar is encouraged by Islam.

Do not make the mistake of thinking Islam is a religion, with the same values of  honesty towards everyone. Honesty is encouraged, but only towards other Muslims. Expect to be lied to if you are an infidel.

Research it, check it out for yourself.

“A former member of the Palestine Liberation Organization has monitored Arabic language traffic in Middle East that reveals the controversial “Ground Zero” mosque imam is not a moderate at all.

The Islam critic explains that the organizer spearheading the Ground Zero mosque outlined his manifesto for the infiltration of secular governments like that of the United States by means of “peaceful lobbying efforts.”

Walid Shoebat small”What he is suggesting is to make the governors and the political institutions consult Muslim institutions and Muslim personalities like himself…in the field so as to ensure that the decision-making…reflects the spirit of sharia, to make Muslim personalities so they can begin to influence the government and so they can become consultants to the government,” Shoebat reports. “And then they make sure that the laws are within the spirit of sharia Islamic laws.”

He points out that Abdul Rauf has already taken a step toward his goal by getting a State Department-funded trip to the Middle East to be an envoy for alleged “peaceful” Islam.

http://www.onenewsnow.com/Culture/Default.aspx?id=1128020

For all you Islamophobes out there: a taste of Saudi Sharia Law.

Filed under:Culture War,War on Terror — posted by Jack on @ 5:31 am

The next time someone accuses you of being a xenophobe for having concerns about the growing influence of Sharia Law, tell them this little story:

“A Saudi judge has asked several hospitals whether they would punitively damage a man’s spinal cord after he was convicted of attacking another man with a cleaver and paralysing him, local newspapers reported today.

Saudi Arabia enforces strict sharia law and occasionally metes out punishments based on the ancient code of an eye for an eye.

Abdul-Aziz al-Mutairi, 22, was left paralysed after a fight more than two years ago, and asked a judge to impose an equivalent punishment on his attacker under sharia law, reports said.”

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/aug/19/saudi-arabia-judge-paralyse-convict

Let me ask you: do you really want this kind of thing covered under “Religious Freedom”? Some European countries already let Muslim communities implement Sharia Law within their groups. Not something I would want to see happen in America.

Reminds me of that old joke about paranoia: you’re not paranoid if someone really is out to get you. Is it possible that you’re not an Islamophobe if Islam really is scary?

Here’s another example that should cause some folks from California to think twice:

2 gay men killed in Iraq after Shiite cleric condemns gays

apnews.myway.com — BAGHDAD (AP) – The bodies of two gay men have been found in Baghdad’s Shiite slum of Sadr City after a leading cleric repeatedly condemned homosexuality, an Iraqi police official said Saturday.

The killings come after Shiite cleric Sattar al-Battat repeatedly condemned homosexuality during recent Friday prayers, saying Islam prohibits homosexuality

http://digg.com/world_news/2_gay_men_killed_in_Iraq_after_Shiite_cleric_condemns_gays

This might sound insensitive, but I have to laugh when I see “Progressives” who express outrage over Christians daring to voice their view that homosexuality is not just another option, but say nothing – nothing! – about Islams harsh punitive system.

Maybe they are afraid to say anything…

Al Franken responds to critics of the Ground Zero Mosque

Filed under:Culture War,War on Terror — posted by Jack on 8/19/2010 @ 9:41 pm

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) said on Wednesday that conservative criticism of plans to develop a mosque and Islamic community center in close proximity to “Ground Zero” in New York City is “one of the most disgraceful things that I’ve heard.”

Disgraceful? Criticism is disgraceful?

Let’s take a look at what that word, disgraceful, means: shockingly unacceptable, scandalous, deplorable, despicable, contemptible, dishonorable, reprehensible, outrageous, abominable, atrocious, appalling, dreadful, disgusting, shameless.

Do you know what’s disgraceful to me? That Muslims would even consider building a mosque anywhere near Ground Zero. And if we let it happen, it just confirms to them that we are the weak, spineless, corrupt kafur that they think we are. That would be disgraceful.

(more…)

American comments about about the Ground Zero Mosque

Filed under:Culture War,War on Terror — posted by Jack on @ 8:45 pm

It’s funny that the same liberals who won’t let you put a Nativity Scene in a town square because it’s inflamitory think it’s a great idea to put a Mosque at ground zero.

If the Muslim religion is a peaceful, caring religion where are those people within the religion? Why don’t the peaceful Muslims stand up to those who preach hatred and violence? (Answer: because those those who preach hatred and violence are hateful and violent – it’s the same reason why Penn Jillette will not do a program about Islamic Bullshit. He does not want to end up like Theo Van Gogh)

The significance of building their mosque at Ground Zero is not lost on the Muslims involved in the project, nor should it be lost on us. They have built their Mosques on conquered ground before and they intend to do it again.

Remember, Muslims do NOT separate politics from religion as we claim to do. We will get lost in the political discussion as they build their Dome at the site of their victory.

At least Giuliani has the decency, as an American, to object to anything Muslim even casting a shadow on that hallowed ground. I also remember the videos of the Muslims dancing in the streets in celebration of their mass murder. This is NOT a religious issue: it’s a gross lack of taste and character.

Well you knew the minute Sarah Palin said the mosque should be built somewhere other than near Ground Zero that the left would immediately champion the mosque.

Giuilani is right. The mosque does not belong near Ground Zero. Considering that all of these Muslim attacks have been formated at their mosques, building them anywhere constitutes a threat to the US. Freedom of Religion applies to religions that do not support terrorism and that does not include Islam.

http://buzz.yahoo.com/article/1:nbc_new_york197:2f07fdd076e99df54536f28dd5511d37/Giuliani-on-Mosque-This-Project-Is-Divisive

Don’t fall for the taqiyya: Ground Zero Mosque is not about diversity, it’s our Cordoba

Filed under:Culture War,War on Terror — posted by Jack on @ 7:26 pm

by Pat Condell

“It’s true that diversity has been good for America; it’s been the making of that country, but American diversity has always been grounded in respect for the values – the individual liberties – that make America what it is.

Islam rejects those values – and that’s the difference, and it’s a very important difference.

Islam despises what America is, it rejects everything that America stands for – including freedom and diversity, and any Muslim who denies that is a liar.

The organization behind this scheme is called the Cordoba Initiative, and the building is to be called “Cordoba House” and this is because Cordoba, or COR-doh-ba, is the city in southern Spain where Muslims built their first great mosque at the start of, and as a symbol of, their conquest of Spain.

The Ground Zero mosque is intended to serve the same purpose in America.

(more…)

Do you CAIR?

Filed under:Culture War,War on Terror — posted by Jack on @ 6:58 pm

Are you familiar with CAIR? The Counsel on American Islamic Relations?

Sounds like a good thing, right? Learning to get along, becoming a part of the great melting pot of cultures that is America? Except that, as one Muslim leader said, “Islam is not here to assimilate it is here to dominate.”

Before you buy into the marketing that CAIR is producing, read the book, “Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld that’s Conspiring to Islamize America” by P. David Gaubatz

(more…)

Somali teens randomnly attacking people in Saint Paul, MN

Filed under:Culture War,War on Terror — posted by Jack on @ 6:09 pm

Naturally, anyone who objects to this will be branded “racist”.

What about all the Norwegian, Swede and Danish teens who are out there attacking people on the street? They go to those Lutheran churches and learn all about how Lutherans are superior and will someday rule the world, that all non-Lutherans must either convert, die or submit to being second class citizens.

Yeah, the real problem here is race. (that’s sarcasm, folks). Minnesota, like the Netherlands, made the mistake of thinking that everyone is like them, that if they welcome strangers, show kindness, everything will work out fine.

(more…)

Modern Ethical Videogames

Filed under:Gaming,War on Terror — posted by Q Ball on 8/9/2010 @ 8:09 pm

Today I read this preview of a game called Operation Flashpoint: Red River and I really liked what the guy from the game studio said. The game is supposed to take place in the modern day. He was talking about multiplayer and how he did not think that it was ethical to have the “player” play as a terrorist or any other faction killing US soldiers. Hence no multiplayer, they focused on making the best single player campaign they were capable of. I have great respect for that.

Red River

Saudis to Monitor BlackBerry Data

Filed under:Bill of Rights,Technology,War on Terror — posted by 3wire on 8/7/2010 @ 6:50 pm

From  CNET via the Comms section of Warrior Times

BlackBerry maker Research in Motion has decided to allow the government of Saudi Arabia access to BlackBerry users’ messages, in order to avoid a ban on the device in the country, the Associated Press reported Saturday.The AP quoted an official at the Saudi Communications and Information Technology Commission as saying that the deal between RIM and the government would likely involve placing a BlackBerry server inside the country to enable the Saudis to monitor data.

Citizenship

Filed under:Culture War,Our Money,War on Terror — posted by Q Ball on 5/11/2010 @ 3:27 pm

Gabrielle Anwar is a British actress who failed to tell the truth in order to become an American citizen for the sole purpose of voting for Barack Obama. I discoved this when she was a guest on the “Late Late Show” hosted by Craig Ferguson. She stated very plainly that she became an American because she had “hope” which she emphasizes during the interview. Her interview is incredibly telling once the subject of being an American is reached. Craig Ferguson, who is a naturalized American citizen, begins discussing his experience and she tells him that she thought the experience was odd. One particular objection she had was a question on the application that asked if the United States went to war with England would she support the U.S.. She all but said she would not and used the excuse of “I have family in Engalnd”. This woman’s only reason for becoming an Amercian citizen I believe, was that she could vote for the president. Grabreille Anwar has abused our laws and our system of governmet. She doesn’t want to be a citizen of the United States anymore than I want to be a citizen of England, which is nil. I hereby call on any senators or congressmen to start an investigation to determine whether she lied on her application and to revoke her citizenship.
This interview happend months ago, but I decided to write about it now in light of the attempted bombing in New York City. The terrorist who tried to set off a bomb in Times Square was a natualized citizen from Pakistan. This country needs a serious overhall of the guidelines that allow these people to become citizens while people who truly love this country and have businesses here wait for years, to no avail. I personally know a British ex-pat who falls in to this category. He has been here for over 10 years and has done everything required of him yet he is not a citizen. I already consider him a citizen for all that he has contributed to the local community and the country at large. What has Gabreille Anwar done? She cheated to get into this country so she could affect the outcome of our election. I find what she did deplorable.

If you want to see the interview for yourself, here is a video from YouTube


next page


image: detail of installation by Bronwyn Lace