10 Jul

Aussies Take On Precher From Hell Phred Phelps

Flirting with a Westboro Church man

Wild Thing’s comment…….
This is hilarious! I approve of anyone that goes after vile Phelps! Thanks guys, this is great!

* Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler
* Vox Poplar

10 Jul

Joking Muslim Cleric Mocks Victims of London Blasts

Joking Muslim cleric mocks victims of London blasts
Joking Muslim cleric mocks victims of London blasts A SPEECH by an extremist Muslim cleric praising the London bombers and mocking victims of suicide attacks has been broadcast on the internet to coincide with the anniversary of the July 7 attacks.

The audience laughs as Omar Brooks, a British Muslim convert who also uses the name Abu Izzadeen, makes fun of non-Muslims as “animals” and “cowards”.

Brooks — who has previously described the London bombers as “completely praiseworthy” — identifies with the views of Mohammad Sidique Khan, the ringleader of the London attacks.
He contrasts the supposed bravery of Khan’s suicide to the “kuffar” (non-Muslims) who are characterised as debauched binge-drinkers who vomit and urinate in the street.
The speech is peppered with jokes that bring laughter from his audience at the Small Heath youth and community centre in Birmingham, where it was filmed last Sunday.

At one point he announces dramatically that the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center “changed many people’s lives”. After a pause, he brings the house down by adding: “Especially those inside.”

His comments were condemned by Rachel North, a survivor of the King’s Cross bomb. “It’s clearly calculated to upset people and is pretty disgusting. I would imagine these statements are something that the police would be interested in because they might encourage other people to get involved in terrorism.”

She disclosed that she had received abuse from supporters of the terrorists. “I’ve had abusive e-mails from people saying that I am part of a government conspiracy, that it’s a shame I didn’t die in the bombings. It’s pretty low, but I have chosen not to publish these e-mails because I don’t want to give them publicity.”

Brooks, 31, a former electrician who was born into a Christian family of Jamaican origin in east London, is already under police investigation.

Police submitted a file on his activities to the Crown Prosecution Service last month after an undercover investigation by The Sunday Times last July tape-recorded him imploring Muslims to “instil terror into the hearts of the kuffar”.

On that occasion he told an audience of teenagers and young families that he did not want to go to Allah while sleeping in his bed “like an old woman”. Instead, he said: “I want to be blown into pieces with my hands in one place and my feet in another.”

He has continued to speak out publicly despite the government’s attempt to crack down on the “preachers of hate”.
His latest speech was at an event entitled “How can we prevent another 7/7?” and organised by a little known umbrella group called the Islamic Research Forum. It includes members of Al-Ghurabaa and the Saviour Sect, both formed from the break-up of Al-Muhajiroun, the Islamic organisation that described the September 11 terrorists as the “Magnificent 19”.
Last August Tony Blair announced that he would ban “the successor organisation of Al-Muhajiroun”, but this is one of a number of anti-terror proposals that have proved difficult to implement.
Omar Bakri, former leader of Al-Muhajiroun, fled Britain last year amid fears of a crackdown on radical preachers. He is said to have been replaced as the leader of the Saviour Sect by Brooks.
The video of last Sunday’s speech was posted on the Al-Ghurabaa website ahead of Friday’s memorial service for the 52 people who were killed by the four suicide bombers.
Brooks is dismissive of calls for reconciliation. “I know as Friday approaches there will be many epitaphs and speeches and sermons, and maybe the archbishop of somewhere or other is going to come out and say, you know, we’ll call for peace around the world blah, blah, blah.

“But if we took the time to read Mohammad Sidique Khan’s will the video confession broadcast after the attacks, we will see the answer for our problems.”

Khan, whose bomb killed six people on a Tube at Edgware Road, is held up as an example by Brooks because he didn’t fear death. “We’re talking about people who want to die the way you like to live,” he said.

Wild Thing’s comment…….
Personally I think every one of these people that makes such statements should be quietly executed wherever they are. No leads, no clues, just dead. This type of speech kills – and it should go both ways. Then let the next brave “cleric” speak.
Interesting segment on Fox recently. They had a British journalist on, a woman. She said if the UK couldn’t bring itself to call the enemy by its name, the UK would lose. She also said the enemy was Islam and Muslims, and that so called moderate Muslims who don’t speak out against Jihad enable homicide bombers. Finally, a bit of common sense!
I agree our enemy IS Islam. As others as well, here at Theodore’s World have posted, we are at war with Islam and there are no moderate Muslims.

09 Jul

In Country Video of Our Troops! I love These Guys!

Wild Thing’s comment…….
Thank you Pat Dollard for your work taping these videos of our troops.

* Curmudgeonly & Skeptical

09 Jul

Great Video of Our Troops Called ~ We’re Not Going To Take It Anymore!

Wild Thing’s comment…….
This is a fantastic video. It has one of my favorite songs in it..” We’re Not Going to Take It Anymore” and at the end of the video another song I never heard before but it is a good one too. GREAT video! God bless our Troops!!!!

08 Jul

Missing Child: Reachelle Marie Smith

Last night I received an email from a friend of mine. A friend of hers has a friend who’s daughter has been missing.
The information is below.
Thank you for any help you might be able to give in finding her.

Please be looking out for this beautiful little three-year-old girl. She’s been missing since May under suspicious circumstances.


MINOT, N.D. – A man who police thought was with a missing 3-year-old girl was found dead in a van at a wildlife refuge Tuesday, but authorities said there was no sign of the girl.
Police Capt. Al Hanson said the body of Leigh Cowen, 22, was found inside the van on a gravel road at the Upper Souris National Wildlife Refuge northwest of Minot early Tuesday afternoon. The body was sent to the state medical examiner in Bismarck to determine a cause of death, but Hanson said Cowen appeared to have killed himself by carbon monoxide poisoning.
Hanson said authorities searched the area for 3-year-old Reachelle Smith, who was last seen the night of May 16.
“At this point, there’s no indication that the girl was around that area,” he said.
Authorities had thought Reachelle was with Cowen, a man who had been living with her aunt, the child’s legal guardian. Hanson said authorities were looking for evidence at the site where Cowen’s body was found to see if the girl had been with him.

Thank you for helping me get the word out and for posting about it at your blog.
* Merri Musings
* Alabama Improper
* Conservative Insurgent

08 Jul

CAIR Cries In Their Falafel Over Their Hamas Being Picked On

Hamas Gunmen fire on the I.D.F. while hiding in a crowd of children

CAIR Says Targeting of Gaza Infrastructure a ‘War Crime’
A prominent national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group today said Israel’s targeting of the Palestinian civilian infrastructure is a “war crime” that should be condemned by the Bush administration.
Following a Palestinian attack on a military post, Israeli warplanes fired missiles at the Gaza Strip’s only power station, cutting electricity to most of Gaza. Israel also targeted three Gaza Strip bridges. Palestinian officials say the cut in power will impact water supplies and health services.
In reaction to the Israeli strikes, a White House spokesman said: “In any actions the government of Israel may undertake, the United States urges that it ensures that innocent civilians are not harmed, and also that it avoid the unnecessary destruction of property and infrastructure.”
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said in a statement released today: “Mild rebukes for the deliberate targeting of civilian infrastructure in Gaza will not stop Israeli missiles. The Bush administration should condemn these war crimes and demand that Israel stop using American taxpayer- funded weapons to carry out attacks that will only serve to intensify the humanitarian crisis in Gaza.”

Wild Thing’s comment…….
What the WH spokesman should’ve said was, “To the IAF pilots who fired the weapons: nice shooting.” The Israelis are actually exercising restraint in their target selection.
By the way, they (CAIR) still refuses to denounce bin Laden. At a time, in 1998, CAIR explained bombings of American embassies in Africa as a “misunderstanding of both sides.”
CAIR calls Sudanese Islamic government’s enslavement of black Christians as “intertribal hostage taking.”
CAIR calls for replacing the American government with a caliphate, and warns that America will crumble unless it “accepts the Islamic agenda.”
Shut up, CAIR. Americans don’t need the opinions of a terrorist front group like you.
So much for CAIR and their goals:

“Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Qur’an should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on earth”
–Omar Ahmed, Chairman of the Board of CAIR (Council of American Islamic Relations), San Ramon Valley Herald, July 1998

Qur’an 8:12 “I shall terrorize the infidels. So wound their bodies and incapacitate them because they oppose Allah and His Apostle.”

Hey CAIR, you’ve yet to apologise or condemn the attacks of 9/11, and you haven’t even mentioned the latest kidnappings and murders of innocent Israelis by your friends in Gaza.

07 Jul

New U.S. F-35 Fighter Dubbed “Lightning II”

New US Fighter Lightning 11
The stealthy F-35 Joint Strike Fighter being developed by the United States and eight other countries is to be named the “Lightning II,” in homage to two earlier fighters.
The supersonic F-35 is being built by a team led by Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT.N: Quote, Profile, Research) at a cost of $276 billion. It is the costliest U.S. weapons program ever.
“The F-35 Lightning II will be the centerpiece of airpower in the 21st century for America and our allies,” Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England said in a statement on Friday.
Bethesda, Maryland-based Lockheed is the prime contractor developing three variants of the single-engine plane.
U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Michael Moseley announced the name at Lockheed’s Fort Worth, Texas plant, saying it represented the fruit of over a hundred years of flight and aerial combat.
The F-35’s name echoes that of the sleek World War Two-era Lockheed P-38 Lightning, which scored the most aerial victories of any U.S. fighter in the Pacific. Designed as a high-altitude interceptor, the twin-propellor P-38 was also used for dive bombing, level bombing, ground strafing and photo reconnaissance.
English Electric, which later become BAE Systems (BA.L: Quote, Profile, Research), built a supersonic twin-engined jet in the mid-1950s that was also called Lightning. It could reach speeds of 1,500 miles per hour and remained in service until 1988.
“The F-35 Lightning II will carry on the legacy of two of the greatest and most capable fighter aircraft of all time,” said Ralph Heath, president of Lockheed’s aeronautics unit.
Britain’s BAE Systems and Northrop Grumman Corp. (NOC.N: Quote, Profile, Research) are Lockheed’s key subcontractors on the F-35 program.
Partner countries on the new fighter are Britain, which has committed $2 billion to the effort, Italy, the Netherlands, Turkey, Australia, Norway, Denmark and Canada.
The United States and its partners last month agreed in principle to a long-term plan for how many fighters they would buy, but they are still working out details of a technology-transfer plan crucial to completion of the deal.
The draft pact includes statements of intent by the non-U.S. countries to buy a total 710 planes. The United States plans to buy 2,443, the first of which is due to be delivered to the U.S. Air Force in 2009.
The F-35 is designed to replace a wide range of existing aircraft, including the AV-8B Harriers, A-10s, F-16s, F/A-18 Hornets and Britain’s Harrier GR.7s. The first F-35 is due to have its inaugural flight later this year.
From my email from the US Dept. of Defense

The name also remembers the Lightning jet the British developed in the mid-1950s. The aircraft was the first British aircraft to pass Mach 2, and it remained in the inventory until the late 1980s. Britain has been part of the Joint Strike Fighter program since the beginning.
The Lightning II is designed to meet the needs of the Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps. The F-35A version is designed for conventional takeoffs and landings, and will be used by the Air Force. It will replace the F-15, F-16 and A-10. The B variant has vertical lift capability, and will be used by the Marines as a replacement for the AV-8B Harrier. The C variant will be for carrier launches and will ultimately replace the Navy’s F-18s.
Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England congratulated the team that built the stealth-technology fighter, and said the aircraft will serve far into the future. “The F-35 Lightning II will be the centerpiece of airpower in the 21st century for America and our allies,” England said.

07 Jul

Terrorists Plot Foiled NY Times Deeply Saddened

Plotters sought to bomb NY tunnel:

Jul 7, 2006 — WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A plot to bomb New York’s Holland Tunnel in an effort to flood the Wall Street financial district has been uncovered by the FBI, with a suspect arrested in Lebanon, New York’s Daily News reported on Friday.
The newspaper, quoting unidentified counterterrorism sources, said the investigation involved what officials considered a “serious plot” to detonate enough explosives inside the landmark tunnel to destroy it and send devastating floodwaters through lower Manhattan.
The 79-year-old tunnel runs under the Hudson River between New Jersey and Manhattan and carried almost 34 million vehicles in 2005.

This is a photo released by Lebanese police of Lebanese suspect Assem Hammoud, seen in this picture taken in Beirut, Lebanon, a day after his arrest, April 28, 2006. The detained al-Qaida operative has confessed to plotting to attack New York City tunnels later this year and says he was acting on Osama bin Laden’s orders, Lebanese officials say. The operative is a Lebanese man from Beirut whom police arrested on April 27 acting on information from the FBI, a senior security official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing. The suspect uses the alias Amir Andalousli, but his real name is Assem Hammoud. (AP Photo / Lebanese Police , HO)

And there is this ….paper trail:
Plotters sought to bomb NY tunnel: paper
The Daily News quoted a counterterrorism source as saying officials were alarmed because the plotters allegedly got a pledge of financial and tactical support from Jordanian associates of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the leader of al Qaeda in Iraq before he was killed last month in a U.S. air strike.”
The Daily News said authorities in Beirut, at the request of U.S. officials, arrested one of the suspected conspirators, identified as Amir Andalousli, in recent months and that agents were seeking other suspects around the world.
The newspaper said the FBI and New York police officials declined comment on the investigation, which it quoted a source as describing as “ongoing.”
The Daily News quoted a counterterrorism source as saying officials were alarmed because the plotters allegedly got a pledge of financial and tactical support from Jordanian associates of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the leader of al Qaeda in Iraq before he was killed last month in a U.S. air strike. The paper said it was not clear if any cash or assistance was delivered.
Lebanon’s government had been asked by the United States to hold off on announcing the arrest while operations to disrupt the plot were continuing, the Daily News quoted sources as saying.
It said New York officials, according to sources, believed the plan could conceivably work with enough explosives placed in the middle of the tunnel.
But it added that some experts did not consider the plan feasible because the tunnel was protected by concrete and cast-iron steel and that even if the tunnel cracked, the Wall Street district would not flood because it was above the level of the river.
FBI disrupts New York transportation plot
Associated Press Writer
33 minutes ago

For most of the year, we have been focusing on a group of al-Qaida followers who have targeted the Hudson River tubes,” FBI Assistant Director Mark J. Mershon said Friday. “We believe we intercepted this group early in their plotting and, in fact, the plan has largely been disrupted.”

Mershon confirmed that one suspect, Assem Hammoud, was in custody in Lebanon and facing criminal charges.
Lebanese authorities, working with U.S. law enforcement agencies, last month arrested Hammoud, a Beirut native and al-Qaida operative who admitted to plotting a terror attack in New York City, a senior Lebanese security official said Friday. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing.
New York’s transportation system has emerged as a potential terrorist threat in several recent cases. A June book by journalist Ron Suskind highlighted a reported plot by al-Qaida terrorists to kill thousands of New Yorkers by spreading cyanide gas in the subway. In May, a man was convicted of plotting to blow up a subway station.
In the latest case, a federal official said FBI agents monitoring Internet chat rooms used by extremists learned of the plot in recent months and determined that tunnels were possibly being targeted after investigators pieced together code words from their conversations.
The official, who also spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing, said terrorists were looking at Lower Manhattan but there was no specific target mentioned. Federal officials indicated that there was a difference of opinion among investigators as to what the actual target was, the official said.
The case has apparently been under investigation for about a year, and authorities believe there were multiple conspirators.

“At this time we have no indication of any imminent threat to the New York transportation system, or anywhere else in the U.S.,” Richard Kolko, Washington-based FBI special agent, said in a statement to Associated Press Radio.

One U.S. official called the plot “largely aspirational” and described the Internet conversations as mostly extremists discussing and conceptualizing the plot. The official said no money had been transferred, nor had other similar operational steps been taken.

Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, speaking Friday at U.S. Coast Guard Change of Command Ceremonies, said authorities focused efforts on “where the risk is the greatest, mass transit systems that have a significant amount of track mileage underground — and under the water.”

“We cannot guarantee perfect security, but we are going to do everything in our power to minimize the risk and reduce the threat from terrorism to all those who ride our trains, travel our highways,” Chertoff said.

Details of the plot emerged on the one-year anniversary of the attacks on the London transportation system that killed 52 people.

“This is one instance where intelligence was on top of its game and discovered the plot when it was just in the talking phase,” said Sen. Charles Schumer (news, bio, voting record), D-N.Y.

A U.S. counterterrorism official said Friday that investigators had found no evidence that the Holland Tunnel was part of the plot. The New York Daily News had reported Friday that the plotters wanted to blow up the tunnel, the southernmost link between Manhattan and New Jersey, in the hopes of flooding New York’s financial district.
In its statement, Homeland Security and the FBI said, the investigation was ongoing.

“We know al-Qaida continues to have an interest in attacking the United States,” it added. “At this point in time, there is no specific or credible information that al-Qaida is planning an attack on U.S. soil.”

07 Jul

In Country with Our Troops ~ Cleaning Out The Rats

Anti-Iraqi forces attempt to flee capture by 1st Sqdn., 61st Cab. Regt.
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Soldiers from the weapons platoon, Company C, 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, captured two suspected terrorists Wednesday during a planned cordon and search at the Zaara Gas station in Jisr Diyala.
During the operation, Soldiers from Co. C were moving in on their targets when the terrorists attempted to escape from the back door of the gas station.
The suspects are alleged to be involved with the kidnapping and murders of multiple local nationals, including a local district advisory counsel member and small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenade attack against Soldiers from 3rd Platoon, Troop A, 1st Sqdn., 61st Cav. June 10.
The terrorists were taken to a secure site for further questioning.
By 1st Lt. Georginia Bradshaw – 4th BCT PAO, 101st Abn. Div.

Baghdad raid uncovers suspected car-bomb production site
Friday, July 7, 2006
BAGHDAD — U.S. soldiers from the Baumholder, Germany-based 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, along with Iraqi police from the 2nd Battalion, 7th Brigade, 2nd National Police Division, arrested two suspected insurgents and uncovered what they believe is a car-bomb production site in Baghdad.
The 2-6 Infantry is assigned to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division while in Iraq. The discovery was made in Baya’a Car Market in the Rasheed district of Baghdad, U.S. officials said Thursday.
The raid was intended to “disrupt the production of [bombs] in the region, which is in an area historically high in the occurrence of terrorist attacks,” a U.S. military news release read.
“During the search of the market, the forces discovered a large cache that consisted of various bomb-making materials. Among the munitions and materials captured were 1,000 7.62 mm sniper rounds, 300 7.62 mm AK-47 rounds, 200 7.62 mm shell casings, 3.5 pounds of explosive compound, a rocket-propelled grenade, two 10-inch mortar rounds, two pipe bombs, a 75 mm rocket and various other bomb-making materials and gear.”

Nine Terrorists Detained in Iraq; Multiple Weapons Caches Found
Coalition and Iraqi forces have detained nine suspected terrorists and discovered numerous weapons caches over the past several days, U.S. military officials reported.
Iraqi police from 8th Brigade, 2nd National Police Division, along with soldiers from Multinational Division Baghdad’s 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, detained seven suspected terrorists and discovered three weapons caches during a search in Baghdad’s Doura neighborhood today.
The caches included rifles, ammunition, 82 mm mortar rounds, blasting caps, suicide bomber propaganda, a 122 mm artillery round, a rocket-propelled grenade, grenade rockets, unknown rockets, plastic explosives, various other bomb-making materials, and cell-phones, one rigged as a timing device.
A video camera and tapes also were discovered. The tapes contained video of tortures and mortars being launched.

07 Jul

(POS) Vietnam-era Draft Dodgers Reunite in B.C.

CASTLEGAR, B.C. — For U.S. draft resister Craig Wiester, fleeing his country to avoid the Vietnam War meant losing a country, a way of life — and a father.
He grew up in a small town in Ohio and his father was a Second World War veteran.
“I think he would rather have had me come home in a body bag from the jungle than see me go to Canada.”
Whatever father and son bond there may have been was strained for many years afterwards.
His father, when it became clear that Wiester was going to resist the draft, called the FBI and the local draft board and told them everything.
“He worked with the local draft board to move as quickly as possible against me.”
The son didn’t wait around for the consequences and decided to go to Montreal, where he lived for eight years.
Wiester was among what organizers expect will be several hundreds draft resisters and veterans who will take part in numerous workshops and panels over four days at Selkirk College and the nearby Brilliant Cultural Centre.
“For the resisters you see some who lost their families, lost their friendships,” Klein said during a break. “Many people disowned them.”
I decided this was important for me. This was a way of validating that experience.”
Wiester hopes that his experience here can answer at least one question for him.
“The question is why are we dishonoured still in American society?”
Almost 50,000 Americans of draft age avoided the call in the late 1960s and early ’70s by going to Canada, where for the most part they were welcomed.
Many returned after President Jimmy Carter granted an amnesty in 1977. It’s believed that about half the original number chose to remain in Canada.
One highlight of the reunion is a weekend speech by former U.S. senator George McGovern, the Democratic presidential candidate in 1972 who lost to Richard Nixon.
McGovern, 83, is part of a long list of well-known peace activists who will speak or take part in various panels. Tom Hayden, a student leader in the 1960s, a civil rights activist and former California senator is also attending.
The draft resisters are being honoured at the reunion in this small city, near the Slocan Valley, Nelson and other communities, where hundreds settled about 600 kilometres east of Vancouver.
The four-day event is also intended to pay homage to Canadians who assisted the draft dodgers.
A note from the past:

“I am in great sympathy with those who are not willing to fight, kill, and maybe die for their country (i.e. the particular policy of a particular government) right or wrong. Two of my friends at Oxford are conscientious objectors. One of my roommates is a draft resister who is possibly under indictment and may never be able to go home again. He is one of the bravest, best men I know. His country needs more men like him more than they know. That he is considered a criminal is an obscenity.” — From Bill Clinton’s letter to Col Eugene Holmes Dec 3 1969

Wild Thing’s comment…….
Carter pardoned the Vietnam draft dodgers on January 21, 1977 (the day after he took office). Damn he just could hardly wait.
Draft dodger Bill Clinton really should go don’t you think? I hate him by the way. An he could make the keynote speech, then add in traitor Kerry too.
Wiester said he wonders why they were dishonoured still in American society???? How about this you are a worthless POS that’s not deserving of the least bit of respect. I hope they ALL rot in hell, right along side Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and Hanoi Jane. Because you ducked your duty while thousands of others stepped up to the line. Because you’ve spent your life TAKING from this society but ran like a scalded dog the first time it asked you to GIVE anything in return. Because at heart you’re a coward who wants to hide his weakness behind some billowy rhetoric!
This made me think of Wallace’s quote in Braveheart: “Aye, fight and you may die, run, and you’ll live, at least for awhile. And dying in your beds many years from now, would you be willing, to take all the days from this day till then, to come back here and tell our enemies, they may take our lives, but they’ll never take our freedom!”
These cowards are now wallowing in their guilt, and I feel nothing for them but disgust. They have to go and do this event seem accepted again. IMO I wouldn’t let them on my property, not one of them. Not alive anyway!
I know it would be probably be unrealistic to do this, but I wished that some investigative reporter could have found out what happened to the the guy who got drafted to take Clinton’s slot. (that is, the next guy in line that actually answered the call maybe in the county that Clinton was in when he did his artful dodging.)
Here’s his email address:
I sent him a little Wild Thing email. Hope it makes his day.
Hey draft dodgers go here ( my Tribute to Vietnam Veterans) and weep from your very souls that you will never be a man! Never have my respect, not ever!