10 May

Muslim Savages Following the Quran




11 Bodies found dumped in Tigris near Baghdad
SUWAYRA, Iraq (Reuters) – The bodies of 11 Iraqis, including the headless corpse of a 10-year-old boy, were found dumped in the Tigris river south of Baghdad on Tuesday, police sources said.
The bodies, nine of whom were beheaded, were discovered near the Sunni town of Suwayra, 25 miles southeast of Baghdad. Seven of them were wearing Iraqi security forces uniforms.
Police said the victims had been killed four or five days ago. All had their hands tied.
Police could not confirm the motive for the killing but sectarian violence has increased sharply since the February 22 bombing of a Shi’ite shrine sparked a wave of reprisals.
The dumping of bodies — many of them bearing signs of torture — is a common occurrence in Iraq.
Wild Thing’s comment…….
This news and the pictures the Media should show the world – let the people world wide see what torture really is – what evil people they are. The Media should also show photos of our troops and all the great things they are donig. Can you imagine if the Media showed these two things, the evil of our enemy and our awesome troops. Just wishing here anyway!
But instead we have the Media telling us this crap from this slime!
The Iraqis who have risen up against the occupation are not “insurgents” or “terrorists” or “The Enemy.” They are the REVOLUTION, the Minutemen, and their numbers will grow — and they will win.
–Michael Moore

09 May

Moussaoui Asks to Withdraw Guilty Plea







Moussaoui Asks to Withdraw Guilty Plea
Convicted Sept. 11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui says he lied on the witness stand about being involved in the plot and wants to withdraw his guilty plea because he now believes he can get a fair trial.
In a motion filed Friday but released today, Moussaoui said he testified March 27 he was supposed to hijack a fifth plane on Sept. 11, 2001, and fly it into the White House “even though I knew that was a complete fabrication.”
federal court jury spared the 37-year-old Frenchman the death penalty last Wednesday. On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema gave him six life sentences, to run as two consecutive life terms, in the federal supermax prison at Florence, Colo.
At sentencing, she told Moussaoui: “You do not have a right to appeal your convictions, as was explained to you when you plead guilty” in April 2005. “You waived that right.”
She said he could appeal his sentence but added, “I believe it would be an act of futility.”
Moussaoui’s court-appointed lawyers told the court they filed the motion even though a federal rule “prohibits a defendant from withdrawing a guilty plea after imposition of sentence.” They did so anyway because of their “problematic relationship with Moussaoui” and the fact that new lawyers have yet to be appointed to replace them.
Wild Thing’s comment……
So he got one look at SuperMax and changed his mind, did he?

09 May

Caves in Afghanistan to Motown ~ Just Follow the Camel Tracks

In terror war, American ‘outreach’ has US Muslims wary
By Caroline Drees, Security Correspondent
DEARBORN, Michigan (Reuters) –
When U.S. soldiers raid a cave in Afghanistan, FBI agent William Kowalski knows to expect a call at his office in Detroit.

“When a military raid goes on in Kabul, or in a cave, and they find a computer that contains an address book or names and phone numbers, invariably I’m going to get a call here that says, ‘We did a raid and there was this 313 (Detroit-region) area code phone number in it. Check it out,'” Kowalski said.

The Detroit area, and especially the suburb of Dearborn, is home to the largest Arab American community in the United States, potentially fertile ground for U.S. officials looking for information and help to fight the war on terrorism.
Counterterrorism officials are trying to build closer ties to Muslim and Arab Americans through so-called outreach efforts. These include townhall meetings, discussions with community leaders and one-on-one talks with local residents at mosques, schools or cultural events.
Officials hope closer ties will encourage community members — who are just as eager to live in safety as other Americans — to tip off authorities to suspicious newcomers or militant activities, allowing agents to foil possible plots before it’s too late.
Agents believe immigrant communities may have unique links to conflict areas and can help them distinguish between useful leads and red herrings after incidents such as the raids Kowalski described.
But many Muslim and Arab Americans fear the bridge-building initiative that began after the September 11 attacks means little more than propaganda, recruitment and spying.
“It’s not about reaching out to us and including us,” said community activist Kenwah Dabaja, whose family emigrated to the United States from Lebanon. “The community is nervous.”
Federal, state and local counterterrorism officials say bridging this gap in understanding is key to protecting the country, but efforts are stumbling over deep-seated mistrust and suspicions.
Many Arab and Muslim Americans say they have felt the target of racism and discrimination after the 2001 attacks, and they accuse law enforcement officials of singling them out for scrutiny in the fight against terrorism.
“One thing everybody is taught in this country is that you are innocent until proven guilty, but it seems this is not working with regard to the Muslim community anymore,” said Imam Hassan al-Qazwini, the Iraqi-born head of one of the largest U.S. mosques in Dearborn.
“HAVEN’T DONE ENOUGH”
One senior U.S. counterterrorism official in Washington acknowledged that “we haven’t done enough” to cooperate with Arab and Muslim immigrants against terrorism.
He said the government had to beef up intelligence gathering at home by building trust between officials and Americans of Middle Eastern descent, linking local police more closely into communities and encouraging residents to volunteer information.
Government agencies as well as state and local law enforcement also say they are eager to hire Arab Americans so their workforce better reflects the community.

“Our job is to convince them (community members) that they can trust us so that they can come forward with information that will further our investigations, or points us in the right direction if they see suspicious individuals,” said Kowalski, who is the FBI’s acting special agent charge in Detroit.

He said the number of Arab Americans was so large in his area that almost every U.S. security investigation at home and abroad touched his community in some way.
Brian Moskowitz, the Detroit-based special agent in charge for the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said intense outreach efforts to community members since the 2001 attacks — including monthly sessions with Arab and Muslim American leaders — had certainly enhanced security cooperation.
“I don’t think it (terrorism) is different than any other crime in the sense that you need to have your sources, your ears and eyes as close to the action as possible,” he said. “Law enforcement in general terms has gotten information from the community here. They come because they feel they can.”
COMMUNITY WARY
Michael Bouchard, a Detroit area sheriff who is the only Arab American running for the Senate this fall, said law enforcement had begun to take steps to improve security cooperation with the community, “but it takes time. Every time you have a long-standing misunderstanding and distrust, it takes times to break that down.”
Several community members — and even one Washington-based official who spoke on condition of anonymity — said the authorities were probably not plugged into the communities well enough to know if any extremists were lurking there.
Dearborn activist Dabaja said government “outreach” was a misnomer. “It’s not really outreach. To some it’s recruiting and propaganda spreading,” she said, adding there was a need for genuine closer ties.
Some community members also feared they were under surveillance, especially after the disclosure of domestic wiretapping as part of counterterrorism efforts.
Imam Qazwini praised the regular meetings senior administration and law enforcement officials have held with community leaders such as him, but he said it wasn’t enough.
“Outreach means that you treat me equally and respect me like any other U.S. citizen. You don’t look at me with a suspicious eye unless you have overwhelming evidence,” he said.
Wild Thing’s comment……
Well this ticks me off!!!! It seems very simple to me, you raid a cave in Afghanistan and find a computer with address book or names and phone numbers connecting the terrorists to (313) area code in Michigan. OK how hard is that to understand for these freaking Muslims in America. ( insert steam coming out of my nose, ears and eyes with anger and my blood boiling). BUT do the Muslims react innocently HELL NO! Once again they react with the stop picking on me BS. And complain about the outreach to kiss up to them.
Help stop the insanity! Stop giving in to the enemy, stop being diplomatic with them.

08 May

Update On The Killing of Atwar Bahjat

Atwar Bahjat was murdered by inhuman pieces of flesh walking the face of this earth. And even though this is a hoax and it was not her in the video, it should never take away from this womans murder.
The Jawa Report explains that the Times and Halal Jabar, the author of the article, are victims of a hoax. The video actually shows the gruesome murder of a Nepalese man by the Army of Ansar al-Sunna in Iraq from August of 2004. The man was one of 12 victims executed by the terrorist organization–the other 11 were shot.
The Army of Ansar al-Sunna has murdered dozens of civilians in Iraq. The organization is an offshoot of the Army of Ansar al-Islam–a Kurdish Islamist organization. The group routinely murders those suspected of collaborating with the U.S. and Iraqi governments. Before the group murders their hostages they accuse them of ‘apostasy’, a crime punishable by death under Islamic law. They therefore justify their murders as ‘executions’ for ‘crimes’ committed against Islam.
Here is a link to the original video being circulated on jihadi discussion boards as the Atwar Bahjat beheading video (WARNING: VERY GRAPHIC). Disgusting, cruel, and graphic images from it are posted below.

* The Jawa Report
* Michelle Malkin
My original post about Atwar Bahjat….The Killing of Atwar Bahjat ~ Her Killers Straight From Hell

08 May

Operation Mountain Lion Roars Into Korengal Valley




DOD
By Sgt. Joe Lindsay, USMC
Special to American Forces Press Service
KORENGAL VALLEY, Afghanistan, May 8, 2006 – Afghan National Army and coalition forces have been taking the war on terrorism to their adversaries in this enemy safe haven in Afghanistan’s Kunar province for the past month.
Operation Mountain Lion began April 11 with night helicopter insertions of Afghan and coalition forces at strategic points throughout the valley, followed shortly by troops pushing up on foot through the mouth of the valley.
“We’re taking the fight to the terrorists in their own backyard,” Army Command Sgt. Maj. James Redmore, of Task Force Spartan, said. “They gave their victims no sanctuary. They’ll receive none from us.”
An estimated 2,500 Afghan and coalition forces are in the Korengal and surrounding valleys in what military officials are calling the most significant effort yet to bring stability to this war-torn region.
“The enemy has very few options,” said Marine Lt. Col. James Bierman, commanding officer of 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, whose Hawaii-based unit is the main thrust of the operation. “The first option he has is to run. If he runs, he leaves the safety and sanctuary of the villages where he’s mixed with the local population, and he now becomes detectable by air support.”
The next option would be to blend in with the local populace, Bierman added. “The last option (the enemy) has is to fight. If he does that, he’s going to have a world of hurt put on him.”
Every single company from 1/3 has been in firefights and received fire, said Marine 1st Lt. Kevin Frost, platoon commander for 3rd Platoon, Company C. “It is a credit to our abilities as coalition forces that they’ve shot at us but haven’t come close to winning any engagements,” Frost said.
The Marines frequently get into skirmishes with the remaining enemies, and the ones that are left “are just stubborn,” said Marine Sgt. Michael Chambers, platoon sergeant for 3rd Platoon, Company C. “They pop off a couple rounds at us and then run back along the ridgeline, trying to get away.”
Marine Staff Sgt. Jason Butler, an operations chief with 1/3, said he agrees. “There have been dozens of firefights so far, but the enemy is finding out that they pretty much can’t do anything effective against us,” he said.
The Afghan army has played a significant role in the success of the operation, so has outstanding support from the U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division, which cordoned off the other valleys, Butler said. Air support from the U.S. Air Force also has been key. “This has truly been a joint effort,” he said.

The Afghan National Army has played the central role in this operation, said Marine Gunnery Sgt. Donald Vollmer, an operations watch chief with the 1/3. “We are here to support them,” he said.

Additional support to the mission has included a medical civic assistance program as part of the coalition’s humanitarian mission in Afghanistan.

“Our Navy corpsmen have treated over 3,000 Afghan locals in the Korengal Valley since the start of Operation Mountain Lion,” said Marine 1st Sgt. John Armstead, of Headquarters and Service Company of the 1/3. “We are here to help make their lives better and to provide whatever support and assistance we can.”

Marine Maj. Michael Miller, the battalion’s executive officer, said Operation Mountain Lion has the potential to be the catalyst that changes the makeup of the entire region.

The operation essentially has taken away a major enemy sanctuary, which has increased stability and welfare among the people, Miller said. “We are here for the long haul,” he said.

All the beneficial factors and accomplishments of Operation Mountain Lion will continue to resonate throughout the Korengal Valley for a long time to come, he added.

“This was ANA and coalition teamwork at its best. We were together shoulder to shoulder on this operation, and it establishes a foundation of support from the local populace when the ANA taking charge,” Miller said.

“The operation is stabilizing the area and helping the people of Afghanistan,” Marine Master Gunnery Sgt. Carlos Craig, the battalion’s operations chief, said.

“Operation Mountain Lion has put us five to 10 years ahead of where we were before the operation started,” he said.
(Marine Sgt. Joe Lindsay is assigned to Task Force Lava Public Affairs.)
Troops Today

08 May

Guard the Borders Blogburst

Nuestro Himno: Is It Really “Our Anthem?”
By Rahel B. Avraham of CustomerServant
The pro-illegal immigration folks now have their own campaign song. It’s called “Nuestro Himno,” (our anthem), and it’s peddlers say it’s just a re-interpretation of our national anthem, “The Star-spangled Banner.” Let’s see if that claim actually holds water.
First, an English translation of “Nuestro Himno.”

Verse 1
It’s sunrise. Do you see by the light of the dawn
What we proudly hailed last nightfall?
Its stars, its stripes
yesterday streamed
above fierce combat
a symbol of victory
the glory of battle, the march toward liberty.
Throughout the night, they proclaimed: “We will defend it!”
Chorus
Tell me! Does its starry beauty still wave
above the land of the free,
the sacred flag?
Chant:
It’s time to make a difference the kids, men and the women
Let’s stand for our beliefs, let’s stand for our vision/What about the children, los ninos ?
These kids have no parents, cause all of these mean laws.
See this can’t happen, not only about the Latins.
Asians, blacks and whites and all they do is adding
more and more, let’s not start a war
with all these hard workers,
they can’t help where they were born.
Verse 2
Its stars, its stripes,
Liberty, we are the same.
We are brothers in our anthem.
In fierce combat, a symbol of victory
the glory of battle,
(My people fight on)
the march toward liberty.
(The time has come to break the chains.)
Throughout the night they proclaimed: “We will defend it!”
Tell me! Does its starry beauty still wave
above the land of the free,
the sacred flag?

And now, to put things in perspective, the lyrics to “The Star-spangled Banner.”
The Defense of Fort McHenry
September 20, 1814
By Francis Scott Key
Oh, say can you see, by the dawn’s early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o’er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, now conceals, now discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning’s first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines on the stream:
‘Tis the star-spangled banner! O long may it wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion
A home and a country should leave us no more?
Their blood has wiped out their foul footstep’s pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved homes and the war’s desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heaven-rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, for our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust.”
And the star-spangled banner forever shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
As you can see, there’s very little similarity between these two pieces, and that’s just scratching the surface. The fact is “Nuestro Himno” is not a simple translation of our national anthem into Spanish. It’s an attempt to take what is now a very familiar tune, which carries with it very vivid associations for some of us, and slap a pro-invader anthem on top of it.
The Star-spangled Banner was written in response, to a real life-or-death battle. If we had lost that part of the war of 1812, we’d be British subjects. On the other hand, this new cheap imitation that wants so desperately to be our national anthem is a plea for acceptance on behalf of those who have broken the laws of this country, and yet want to be forgiven for their trespass without paying any penalty.
“We know we’ve broken your laws, but can we have some of your hard-earned liberty anyway? After all, we’re brothers. And if you don’t give us some of your freedoms and rights, more than we already have, we say that your flag no longer flies over the land of the free and the home of the brave, because we’re in this land, and we’re not free, and though we were brave enough to cross through Central America and Mexico to sneak across the border, you don’t call us brave. But we are brave! We sneaked past your border guards, and we believe we can halt your economy in one day, and we don’t care if you give us free schooling, government subsidies for every baby born in this country. We’ll wave Mexican flags, and even cover your flag with ours, and we’ll even claim that your entire southwest region is ours and we’re going to take it back, but all the same, we want you to accept us as perfectly legal.”
This, at least, is how I interpret this anthem’s message.
And some record company’s CEO has ingeniously figured out how to cash in in a big way on the immigration fight going on in this country. By asking that “Nuestro Himno” be played simultaneously on Latino radio stations yesterday, and marketing it as simply a re-interpretation of the national anthem that will allow Hispanics who don’t speak English to understand what they’re singing, that CEO stands to make a huge amount of cash, and gain himself a lot of publicity.
If anyone is really interested in understanding what the national anthem’s lyrics mean, they could very easily have the lyrics translated in non-poetic form. But this is poetic license gone horribly wrong. And the national anthem isn’t copyrighted, so no one has to pay any royalties. No record producer could have missed that.
To conclude, I would answer the question I posed in this way. “Nuestro Himno” is a shining example of criminality and greed. Nothing more.

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This has been a production of the Guard the Borders Blogburst. It was started by Euphoric Reality, and serves to keep immigration issues in the forefront of our minds as we’re going about our daily lives and continuing to fight the war on terror. If you are concerned with the trend of illegal immigration facing our country, join our Blogburst! Just send an email with your blog name and url to euphoricrealitynet at gmail dot com.

08 May

Internet Jihad ~ Crafts Website Hacked By Terrorists

Glass etching hobbyist and webmaster son shocked to find that Islamic extremists had intruded on their website.
Michael Levenson / The Boston Globe
A plumber who loves glass etching, Andrew Roberge had crafts to sell. His son, Mike, knew Web design. Carriage House Glass is the marriage of their talents, an online catalog of sandblasted vases and goblets that “caters to those who love beautiful and unique gifts,” the site proclaims.
But the website, which they started four years ago, offered more than just beautiful baubles, specialists in terrorism say. The site contained hidden files filled with the radical writings of a top aide to Osama bin Laden, including “The International Islamic Resistance Call,” Abu Musab al-Suri’s 1,600-page manifesto advocating jihad.
The website was hacked a year ago by followers of Suri, a Syrian-born Al Qaeda leader, who turned the Roberge’s labor of love into an online reading room for aspiring mujahadeen, the specialists said. The revelation came as a shock to the Roberges, who said they had no idea that Islamic extremists had intruded on their website.

“We got hacked! Unbelievable!” exclaimed Mike Roberge, when told last week of the hidden content on his site.

His startled father added, “Believe me, I wouldn’t let this [expletive] get on my site. I don’t need that. I don’t need none of that. I’m a firm believer in minding my own business.”

The father and son from Lawrence, Mass., vowed to delete the postings and replace them with images of eagles and American flags, “something wicked patriotic,” Mike Roberge said.
A link to the hidden files on the website was circulated on bulletin boards frequented by Muslim extremists for a year, said Jarret Brachman, director of research at the Combating Terrorism Center at the US Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.
Regular visitors to www.carriagehouseglass.com could never see the hidden material, specialists said. Only visitors who knew the address of the pages inside could access the cache of downloadable Arabic writings, and see the flash animation featuring the Kaaba, the black stone cube that Muslims face when they pray in Mecca.
Brachman and other researchers had been aware of the files, but said the intrusion onto the site was not unusual in the burgeoning world of online Islamic extremism.

“This is a very tangential, very peripheral site that only those who are actively following this sort of literature would be accessing,” Brachman said.

“It doesn’t cause me alarm: these guys are pests in terms of this stuff,” he said. “This is standard procedure for these guys to post this kind of material.”

FBI spokeswoman Gail A. Marcinkiewicz declined to comment on whether the agency knew of the website or was monitoring it. She said the FBI would investigate a website only if it directly advocated violence. Specialists said Suri’s writings advocate violence, but Marcinkiewicz said, “unless …. there’s something very urgent in that paper, it’s not that we wouldn’t take a look at it, it’s just that we have to prioritize. There’s no quick and easy answer here.”

“Without knowing what it’s saying, it may go the bottom of the pile of all the 101 things we have to do over here,” she added.

Piggybacking on Carriage House Glass, which is password-protected, allowed extremists to avoid using a credit card or other traceable data needed to start a new website, said Rita Katz, director of the Search for International Terrorist Entities in New York.

“Of course, it’s a disturbing phenomenon, but we know that Al Qaeda and the jihadist online community is quite sophisticated, and they use our own techniques against us,” Katz said. “It’s disturbing because it could happen to anyone.”

As more terrorist training grounds shut down globally, more extremists are going online, said Steven R. Corman, an Arizona State University professor who has studied the shift.

08 May

Muslims Complain About United Flight 93 Film

Muslim Americans upset over new 9/11-related film
FREMONT — At the United Muslim American symposium in Newark, Muslim-American leaders discussed the rhetoric regarding Iran, the war in Iraq, and the image of the United States in Islamic countries. But some also expressed concern that “United 93,” a new film about the last moments of the last hijacked plane to crash on Sept. 11, 2001, could stir up anti-Islamic sentiments.
Safaa Ibrahim, executive director of the Council on American Islamic Relations, took her staff of four women wearing a hijab, the traditional Muslim head scarves, to a Thursday matinee.
As a civil rights advocate, Ibrahim said, she wanted to see the movie after reports that several young Muslim-American women in Arizona were verbally assaulted by two people who said they had seen the movie recently.
Ibrahim said she knew the movie would stir up emotions, but she did not expect that all of the members in her group would walk out of the theater in tears.
“We thought it was important to see the movie to find out how it comes across,” Ibrahim said. “But it dredged up a lot of emotions. We were watching it — as Americans and as Muslims — and it hurts us to see our fellow Americans hurt, and see people hurt others, acting in the name of Islam.”
At the April 29 symposium, Suhail Khan, associate director for congressional affairs at the Department of Transportation and a former White House aide under President George W. Bush, recalled his experience working at the White House on Sept. 11, 2001.
Today, Khan said he still remembers that day “moment by moment,” adding that the movie touches a raw nerve. He said he had not made up his mind about whether it is too soon to produce such a film.
“Five short years after 9/11, we’re seeing a movie produced that purports to relive the horrific moments of 9/11 and Flight 93,” Khan said. “I haven’t made up my mind about that issue honestly. I do feel, obviously, that it will stir up anti-Muslim sentiments. But, I mean, it’s hard to make the situation worse.”
Ibrahim said the opening scene of the movie, where hijackers are reading the Quran, “sent chills up my spine.”
“It only reinforced my hatred and resentment toward Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida and reminded me of how much they’ve hurt Muslims and scarred our faith,” Ibrahim said. “I have so much anger toward these guys. The movie only reinforced that. I understand why it makes others angry. It doesn’t feel good to watch what happened and see innocent families die. It’s senseless.”
But Ibrahim added that the movie also reinforced how much has changed since the events of Sept. 11.
“On 9/11, I was working at a high-tech firm and I wasn’t wearing a hijab,” Ibrahim said. “Now I’m wearing a hijab and dedicating myself to preventing people from trying to ruin the name of my faith. That day helped us grow and made us more civic-conscious.”
Khan agreed: “My sense is that the opportunity is still there to educate non-Muslims. Just as we had hate crimes after 9/11, we also had an outpouring of brotherhood and friendship with non-Muslims who stood by the Muslim community and stood by their neighbors and friends. … I think you need to look at the positives and educate friends about the realities of Islam.”
Wild Thing’s comment……
Time for you all to be a LOT less Muslim and a bit more AMERICAN! If reminding Americans of the truth stirs up anti-Islamic sentiments, so be it. Where were they right after 9/11? They weren’t upset then!
Khan agreed: “My sense is that the opportunity is still there to educate non-Muslims.
Tell that to the family of that muslim woman reporter who was tortured as she had her head sawed off. That will go a long way in educating the non-muslim masses to your true intent.

08 May

Ahmadinejad Wishful Thinking of Unrivaled Power

Ahmadinejad sees nuclear Iran as “unrivalled” power
Tehran, Iran, May 07 – Iran’s radical President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Sunday that the Islamic Republic could fast become an “unrivalled world power” by obtaining nuclear capabilities.

“The Iranian nation has the potential to quickly become an unrivalled world power by obtaining modern technology”, Ahmadinejad told commanders of Iran’s paramilitary Bassij force in Tehran. His comments were reported by the official news agency.

“With only a short time having passed since the announcement that Iran had obtained nuclear technology, regional and global order have quickly changed”, he said, adding that the “enemies” feared a resurgence of “Islamic identity in the Islamic world”.

The Iranian president reiterated his previous comments that Iran would not heed demands by the United Nations Security Council to suspend its uranium enrichment activities.

“They must know that if they want to make unlawful decisions against Iran and issue statements or resolutions, the Iranian nation will thumb its nose at their unjust resolution”, he said, adding that if any limitations were placed on Iran then the countries that had taken such action would suffer “a hundred times worse”.

Ahmadinejad accused international organisations of being pawns in the hands of “several bullying big powers” and hinted that Tehran might withdraw from the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty if the treaty became “discredited”.
He rejected the threat of sanctions on Iran as “meaningless”.

In threatening language, Ahmadinejad warned Iran’s enemies, “Do not make yourselves so hated among nations and do not do things that would bellow up the fire of hatred that the nations of the world harbour against you”.

08 May

Good For VP Cheney




Vice President Dick Cheney launched one of Washington’s sharpest attacks on President Vladimir Putin on Thursday ( May 4th,2006) , accusing Russia of backsliding on democracy and using its energy supplies to blackmail neighbors.
“Russia has a choice to make,” Cheney told Baltic and Black Sea leaders in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius, calling on Moscow to return to democratic reforms at a time of increasingly chilly relations between the two former Cold War rivals.
“America and Europe want to see Russia in the category of healthy democracies, and yet opponents of democracy in Russia are seeking to reverse the progress of the past decade,” he said. “In many areas of civil society — from religion and the news media to advocacy groups and political parties — the Government has unfairly and improperly restricted the rights of the people.”
was addressing leaders of Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Ukraine and Georgia — all former Warsaw Pact countries that are at varying stages of integration with the EU and Nato. He voiced particular support for Ukraine, criticising Russia for cutting off gas supplies to Kiev in January in what was widely seen in the West as punishment for the Orange Revolution of 2004.
Cheney criticized Moscow for playing power politics with its vast energy reserves at a time of record world prices and accused it of bullying neighboring countries, many of which were dominated by the Kremlin in the Soviet era.
“No legitimate interest is served when oil and gas become tools of intimidation or blackmail, either by supply manipulation or attempts to monopolise transportation,” he said. His comments reflect the growing tensions between the White House and the Kremlin. With his own ratings low, President Bush is under pressure to take a harder line with Mr Putin, who has reasserted central control over media, parliament, business and regional government since 2000. Some US politicians are even calling for Russia’s expulsion from the G8.
Russia drew international criticism earlier this year when it briefly turned off its gas taps to Ukraine in a pricing dispute that disrupted supplies to Europe.
Moscow has also warned Europe the Russian state gas monopoly Gazprom, the world’s top producer, could divert supplies to Asia if it is barred from the European market.
Update:
The White House on Friday backed Vice President Dick Cheney’s tough speech on Russia and said Russian President Vladimir Putin should move on democratic reforms before hosting a major international summit in July.
Bush and Putin had a strong relationship in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, but the ties have cooled in the last year or so and Washington has been disappointed at what it sees as backsliding on democracy in Russia.
“You have to be blind and obtuse not to understand that some of our hopes for the U.S.-Russian relationship in the beginning of the administration have not been realized,” said a second senior administration official.
The official said no formal review of U.S.-Russia relationship was under way but that the Bush administration was troubled by Russia’s “distrust of democracy and Russia’s unconstructive relations with many of its neighbors.”
Wild Thing’s comment…..
Cheney nailed it and I am proud of him! Cheney is right and it’s time we told the Russians that this is not going to be tolerated. Cheney is a favorite of mine.
Putin’s a dyed-in-the-wool commie. Always has and always will. The Clinton/Albright/Berger crew helped destroy any chances of a Western-friendly Russia, and gave us the America-phobic monstrosity that is Russia today.