26 May

Pegasus Marines Continues With Same Aircraft




Marine grunts exit their transportation, a CH-53A Sea Stallion with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463, to begin a search and destroy operation 17 miles southeast of Phu Bai, Vietnam, Nov. 18, 1967. Initially a World War II bomber squadron, HMH-463, Marine Aircraft Group 16 (Reinforced), 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, flew the first CH-53s in Vietnam with the main mission of providing assault support transport, which they still do today. (Photo by: DoD Photo National)
Pegasus’ 40-year-old legacy of service continues in Iraq
Submitted by: 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing
Story by Lance Cpl. James B. Hoke
AL ASAD, Iraq (May 25, 2006) — In December 1966, the first personnel with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463 touched down in Da Nang, Vietnam, without any aircraft. It wasn’t until Jan. 8, 1967, that the ship carrying four CH-53A Sea Stallions arrived for the Marines.
Nearly 40 years later, Pegasus Marines are serving their country in another war under the same aircraft group, Marine Aircraft Group 16, with the same aircraft that were presented to them during the Vietnam War two years after their initial landing — the CH-53D Sea Stallion.
The squadron was originally a fixed-wing bombing squadron during World War II that has served on each coast of the United States, including Hawaii. Having served in more than nine MAGs and all three Marine Aircraft Wings, the squadron has been deactivated three times before it was finally activated again as HMH-463.

“HMH-463 was the first CH-53 helicopter squadron in the Marine Corps,” said Lt. Col. Randel W. Parker, commanding officer, HMH-463, MAG-16 (Reinforced), 3rd MAW. “We have always been an assault support platform since this helicopter was introduced in 1966.”

According to retired Marine Col. Charles A. Block, the commanding officer of HMH-463 in 1970, the ground commanders loved to use Pegasus because of the number of Marines the, at the time, new helicopters could carry in one trip.

“We would normally carry around 50 combat Marines,” said the 72-year-old veteran who resides in Enterprise, Ala. “With four helicopters, we would put an infantry company on the ground at one time, ready to fight.”

Block recalled one night when the squadron helped conduct the largest night tactical assault ever accomplished by Marine Corps aviation.

“We had 15 CH-53s leading about 20 CH-46s with simultaneous landings under flares from a C-47 flare ship,” he said. “The troops not on the assault had climbed on top of the hardback parking revetments to watch us return. You have to realize that these same observers were going to be on the flight line at (5 a.m.) and it was about (2 a.m.) when we returned.

“Nobody asked or even suggested that they welcome us back, but they did it on their own,” Block added. “I would describe the Marines in this squadron as being the most dedicated, hard-working bunch of folks I have ever seen in my 28 years in the Marine Corps. They broke every record for cargo and troop hauling that had ever been set up to that date.”

However, the Pegasus Marines continue to grow and improve on the inheritance set upon them.

“The squadron improves with every new Marine we get,” said Parker, a 44-year-old native of Littleton, Colo. “You try to build onto the legacy of the Marines who came before you and improve on that. Hopefully, in a year when people rotate out of here and we get new people in, they’ll continue to build upon that.

“The Marines here are highly motivated and dedicated,” the graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University continued. “They understand their mission and do it the best that I’ve ever seen. It is truly amazing. It is a testament to themselves and their families. Basically, it just shows you what kind of great young Americans we have.”

Although the squadron has a fruitful legacy to live up to, it has already begun to set its own records, as it is the first full Delta helicopter squadron to deploy to Iraq in nearly 15 years.

“It’s quite an honor to be the first, but our main goal in being the first is to be able to maintain a strong presence and represent the CH-53D community,” said Parker. “As soon as we’re done with our deployment, (HMH-363) will replace us, which is another CH-53D squadron, and then they’ll be replaced by (HMH-362). We kick this off for the community, but it is also our job to sustain operations.”

According to Sgt. Maj. Karl Villalino, sergeant major, HMH-463, the squadron’s guest speaker before departing their home station at Marine Corps Base Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, was a retired sergeant major who used to be a crew chief for the squadron during the Vietnam era.

“He gave his lessons that he had learned during that time frame to the Marines who were literally about to leave in three weeks after the ceremony,” said Villalino, a 37-year-old native of Long Beach, Calif. “I think it had significance, as the Marines understand that this platform we have and use has done great things before in Vietnam and Desert Storm.”

Although the Vietnam era has left its lessons and records with HMH-463, the Pegasus Marines continue to strive for excellence.

“You have a group of Marines who are excited and committed to support operations out here in (Operation Iraqi Freedom),” said Parker. “They have great people, whether it’s immediate family, moms and dads or brothers and sisters, back home to support them. They understand that what we are doing is really great for the American people.”

“Some people say, ‘How can an old aircraft like this continue to do what it’s doing?'” he concluded. “My simple response to that is that it says Marines on the side of it, and Marines do great things.”


Two CH-53D Sea Stallions with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463 sit at the hot pits on Al Taqaddum, Iraq, May 18. Initially a World War II bomber squadron, HMH-463, Marine Aircraft Group 16 (Reinforced), 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, flew the first CH-53s in Vietnam with the main mission of providing assault support transport, which they still do today. (Photo by: Lance Cpl. James B. Hoke)

Marines from various units and squadrons sit idly by during transport from Al Taqaddum, Iraq, to Al Fallujah, Iraq, May 18, on a CH-53D Sea Stallion with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463. Initially a World War II bomber squadron, HMH-463, Marine Aircraft Group 16 (Reinforced), 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, flew the first CH-53s in Vietnam with the main mission of providing assault support transport, which they still do today. (Photo by: Lance Cpl. James B. Hoke)




The letters YH adorned on the tail of the CH-53D Sea Stallions identify each aircraft as being designated to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463. (Photo by: Lance Cpl. James B. Hoke)

26 May

“Hezbollah, Hezbollah,” Chanted The Iranian Crowd of Suicide Bombers




Leader of a group of Iranian suicide bomber volunteers, Mohammad Ali Samadi, shouts anti-U.S. and Israel slogans


An Iranian woman and her daughter wearing headbands reading ‘there is no God but Allah, and Muhammad is his prophet’ as they attend a suicide bombers gathering in southern Tehran

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Women sign up to volunteer as suicide bombers


Iranian men wear white shrouds to indicate their willingness to give their lives to defend their country and Islam, during a gathering in Tehran on Thursday, May 25, 2006
Iranians Pledge to Become Suicide Bombers
05.25.2006
Under a banner showing coffins draped with American, British and Israeli flags, more than 100 Iranian men and women pledged Thursday to become suicide bombers – if necessary – to defend their country and Islam.
The event, held in a burial area for war dead and martyrs, was similar to others in recent years, with Islamic chants and songs and volunteers donning white coverings to symbolize their willingness to die.
But this gathering – coming at a time when many Iranians worry their country could come under attack by the United States or Israel – was tailored to send a message of defiance against any possible military action over Iran’s nuclear program.
The threats from America have swelled our ranks and given us added conviction,” said 27-year-old Margess, who like the other volunteers would only give her first name and used a scarf to cover all but her eyes. “We will stand up against them with our lives.”
No weapons or explosives were displayed, but the ceremony was organized by a shadowy group believed to have links to the Basiji paramilitary group that is backed by Iran’s Islamic regime.
A huge banner used as a backdrop showed flag-covered coffins. And a message – in English – promised to “damage the U.S. worldwide” in retaliation for any attack on Iran.

“If asked by Iran’s leaders, we will fight anywhere,” said Hussein, 56, a volunteer with a wife and four children. “The world should know that Iranians embrace martyrdom.”

One of the organizers – from a group calling itself the Headquarters for Commemorating Martyrs of the Global Islamic Movement – shouted out names and handed out silver dog tags.
Volunteers mingled around monuments to attackers, including a Palestinian suicide bomber, an Iranian militiaman killed by the U.S. forces in Iraq and two commandos who helped carry out the 1983 blast at Marine barracks in Beirut that killed 241 U.S. servicemen. An almost simultaneous bombing killed 56 French peacekeepers.
Hezbollah, Hezbollah,” the crowd chanted as a singing group supported by the Lebanese guerrilla group began songs calling for Islamic resistance. Iran is one of the key backers of the Shiite Muslim Hezbollah.

The volunteer bombers waved Qurans, the Muslim holy book, and one held up a placard paraphrasing Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, leader of the 1979 Islamic Revolution: “Our nation is the first to prove that America can’t do anything.”

“We are here to prove that Muslims – that Iranians – have solidarity and we will willingly shed our blood,” said Azadeh, a 20-year-old volunteer who wore a postcard of Khomeini and his successor, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, pinned to her white cloak.

On each postcard a message was stenciled: “Those who are ready to die.”

“I only have one son and he’s volunteered as a martyr,” said Marium Nematzadeh, 56.
“I have deep belief in my religion and my leaders. I would even become a bomber if asked.”

26 May

Galloway Says Murder of Tony Blair Would Be Justified




Let us not forget this one of Galloway…………

Galloway says murder of Blair would be ‘justified’
The Respect MP George Galloway has said it would be morally justified for a suicide bomber to murder Tony Blair.
In an interview with GQ magazine, the reporter asked him: “Would the assassination of, say, Tony Blair by a suicide bomber – if there were no other casualties – be justified as revenge for the war on Iraq?”

Mr Galloway replied: “Yes, it would be morally justified. I am not calling for it – but if it happened it would be of a wholly different moral order to the events of 7/7. It would be entirely logical and explicable. And morally equivalent to ordering the deaths of thousands of innocent people in Iraq – as Blair did.”

The Labour MP Stephen Pound, a persistent critic of Mr Galloway during previous controversies, told The Sun that the Respect MP for Bethnal Green and Bow in east London was “disgraceful and truly twisted”.

He said: “These comments take my breath away. Every time you think he can’t sink any lower he goes and stuns you again. It’s reprehensible to say it would be justified for a suicide bomber to assassinate anyone.”

Mr Galloway yesterday made a surprise appearance on Cuban television with the Caribbean island’s Communist dictator, Fidel Castro – whom he defended as a “lion” in a political world populated by “monkeys”.
Mr Galloway shocked panellists on a live television discussion show in Havana by emerging on set mid-transmission to offer passionate support for Castro. The Cuban president, in his customary military fatigues, looked on approvingly as the British MP said Mr Castro was a symbol of dignity. Looking approvingly into each others’ eyes, the pair embraced.




Looks like a sequel to “Brokeback Mountain” in the making.

Wild Thing’s comment……
Galloway is utterly reprehensible, completely despicable. George Galloway should be taken to the Tower of London and “shortened”.

25 May

Veterans Fight Decision Not To Observe Veterans Day



Veterans battle to keep their day
STAMFORD — They’ve stormed the beaches of Normandy, fought the Vietcong and defended their country against the “axis of evil.”
Now, local veterans are taking on the city’s Board of Education, fighting its decision not to close for Veterans Day next year.
By requiring school children to attend classes, veterans say the board has decided not to observe the holiday.
Representatives of the local American Legion, Marine Corps League, Disabled American Veterans, Jewish War Veterans, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars are planning to protest the change in the school calendar at the school board meeting Tuesday night at the Stamford Government Center.

“This is not Memorial Day for the guys who have been killed, to remember them. This is for the guys who are alive,” said John Rubino of the local Marine Corps League. “Veterans Day is for living, breathing veterans of all armed forces. These guys have gone though a lot and they have earned that one day of the year.”

Veterans say having school on the holiday is disrespectful to the men and women who served their country.

“Our day is a sacred day,” said Pat Battinelli, chairman of Stamford’s Patriotic and Special Events Commission and leader of the local Marine Corps League. “It’s like taking Good Friday away from the church.”

Opponents have set up a Web site, www.saveveteransday.com
The school board voted 8 to 1 Feb. 28 in favor of opening on Friday, Nov. 10, to cut one day off the end of the year in June. Friday is the holiday this year because Veterans Day falls on a Saturday.
School board President Susan Nabel said students should get a lesson in civics and history instead of a day off.

“We all felt the real meaning of Veterans Day has been lost for students for quite a few years,” she said.

Board members also felt it was more productive to have an extra school day in November rather than June, she said.
Nabel said the two veterans on the board — Archie Elam and Charles Conway — voted for the change. She also said members of the Jewish War Veterans and the VFW had been consulted and approved of the plan.
“As a matter of fact, a couple of them said they were very much for it and said they wanted to be involved in the planning of the assemblies at the schools, so I am very distressed now that veterans groups are accusing us of disrespect and accusing us of making a hasty decision,” Nabel said.
She said the discussion about whether to hold classes on Veterans Day began last summer.
If the holiday fell on a school day, Nabel said she personally would have opposed the change, but that’s not the case this year.

“Veterans Day is actually Nov. 11. We are having school on Friday, Nov. 10. Having school that day in no way prevents students from participating in the events that happen on Veterans Day,” she said. “They’ll march in the parades and play in the orchestra with a better idea of why they are doing what they are doing.”

Board member Martin Levine said the whole purpose was to create a Veterans Day curriculum for the schools.

“Now we seem to be accused of being unpatriotic for what was supposed to be a patriotic thing,” he said.

Democrat Marggie Laurie was the only member to vote against the change. She said it would violate union contracts that give some school employees the day off.
At a Republican Town Committee nominating convention last week, Kurt Zimbler, commander of the local Jewish War Veterans post, voted against running two Republican school board members for re-election — Angela Lorenti and Charles Conway — because they voted for having school on Veterans Day.

The day’s been lost in terms of the importance of it,” said Conway, a former Marine. “Ask half the kids what Veterans Day is and they have no idea.”

Lorenti said teaching students about veterans is a better way to honor their service to the country than giving kids a day off to play video games or go to the mall.

“Kids are not really acknowledging veterans on their day off. They are at home doing whatever,” she said. “We were concerned that it’s just another day off and no one was really honoring the veterans.”

Public schools in Connecticut are not required to have the day off.
In Wilton, where the schools were in session last Veterans Day, students interviewed veterans, wrote letters to veterans or watched a video about the seriousness of war. School also was in session in New Canaan and Westport last Veterans Day.

“It can’t happen here,” Battinelli said. “We’re not a little country-bumpkin town anymore, and the veterans take the holiday very seriously. There is the American way, and there is this way.”

If learning about a holiday is a better way to celebrate than taking a day off, veterans say school should be in session on all holidays, including Labor Day, Columbus Day and Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

“How can you have that one school holiday stricken from the school calendar and not the others?” said Rubino, who will have two sons at Toquam Magnet Elementary School in the fall. “You could imagine the outrage if they tried to remove Martin Luther King Day and say, ‘We are going to come to school and talk about who Martin Luther King was.’ “




Wild Thing’s comment………
First of all, if kids are not acknowledging Veterans Day and we are being told they don’t have a clue what it is about then WHY NOT! Why aren’t they being taught what Veterans Day is about by their parents, and their teachers!!!!
And what the hell is this………….Democrat Marggie Laurie concerned it would “violate union contracts that give some school employees the day off”…….She could care less about our Veterans she is ONLY worried about violating union contracts and that it might mess up their allowed days off???!!!!!
First we have to put up with, listen to, hear endlessly about the LEFTIES protesting the war and our troops. Having signs that say Kill your officers and we will support you crap and now we have to ignore Veterans Day? Ignore a day that is set aside, one freaken day out of the year to say Thank you from America to our Veterans.
Because they, the parents and the teachers did not want the extra day off, because they said the kids have no clue what Veterans Day is anyway? OMG!!!!
Well our TROOPS are NOT expendable, our VETERANS are NOT expendable and neither is Veterans Day expendable! The liberals will stop at nothing in their disdain for all things military or American.
They skip it this year when it’s on a Saturday, then skip it next year when it’s on a Sunday. Now they have a precedence for skipping it when it’s on a weekday.
Here is a page at my website called……Veterans Never Forgotten
NO Veteran will ever be forgotten as long as I am alive. Thank you Veterans for serving our country. Thank you Troops today too.

25 May

Iraqi Insurgent Gives Chilling Confession

Iraqi Insurgent Gives Chilling Confession
An alleged agent of the group al-Qaeda in Iraq told a chilling story of hijacking, kidnapping and murder in the name of holy war Tuesday.
In a videotaped confession broadcast on Jordanian state television, Khalaf al-Kerbouly related his deeds without a trace of emotion. Though Jordan’s government billed him as a high-ranking al-Qaeda operative arrested in the murder of a Jordanian citizen, Kerbouly’s account made him sound more like a simple foot soldier for Iraq’s most prominent insurgent organization.
His confession gave a rare glimpse into the mentality of the combatants.
Kerbouly said he was an Iraqi customs agent along the western border with Jordan and was in a position to know who was entering and leaving Iraq, and to kill them if it suited al-Qaeda’s purposes. Among his targets was a Jordanian truck driver.

“His name was Khalid al-Dasouqi,” Kerbouly recalled in a flat tone. “He said, ‘What will you do?’ I said, ‘I will kill you.’ He started to beg me, ‘Please, do not kill me,’ and so I said, ‘I must kill you.’ He kept on begging me, and I pulled my personal pistol and said to him, ‘Say your prayers.’ He said them as he was begging.

“Immediately I shot him twice in the head. I left him in that spot and he was handcuffed and blindfolded. I made sure that he was dead, put his passport and papers over him and went away.”

Dasouqi’s wife, interviewed separately in the broadcast as one of her daughters wept, suggested that Kerbouly be executed in front of a mosque.
Kerbouly also said he had hijacked trucks, killed four Iraqi soldiers and kidnapped two employees of the Moroccan Embassy in Baghdad, who were killed after he handed them over to his superiors.
Al-Arabiya television, quoting the Jordanian government, said Kerbouly was captured in Iraq by Jordanian intelligence agents, carried across the border and eventually arrested at Queen Alia International Airport near Amman, the capital.

25 May

A Street Vendor and His Sheep




Street vendor Abdulhamid pulls a face while looking at the camera as a sheep nuzzles him in downtown Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Wild Thing’s comment
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I saw this photo and the comment with it and just had to share it with you. The man’s look on his face is so funny.

24 May

Gen.Georges Sada Says WMD Were Flown To Syria

Thank you Jack for sending this to me. Jack has a blog called Conservative Insurgent.




‘Good news’ from northern Iraq
By Julia Duin
THE WASHINGTON TIMES
May 23, 2006
Retired Iraqi Gen. , a former fighter pilot-turned-Christian evangelist, says Kurds are converting to Christianity “by the hundreds” in northern Iraq.
Gen. Sada earlier reported that he had been told that Iraqi pilots, flying private planes, took weapons of mass destruction to undisclosed locations in Syria in 2002.
The “good news” from Iraq’s turbulent religious scene, consisting mainly of Sunni and Shi’ite Muslim militias battling each other, is from the Kurds, he said. Kurds are creating a constitution that does away with Shariah, or Islamic law, a move counter to trends in other Muslim countries such as Afghanistan and Iran, where leaving Islam is a capital offense and Christian converts are often killed.

“No Christians in the Kurdish territory are persecuted,” he said yesterday in an interview.

Gen. Sada, 66, who lives in Baghdad, cited growing numbers of evangelical Christians in the Kurdish city of Irbil and a recent church conference of 854 Christians at the city’s Salahaddin University as demonstrations of the Kurds’ willingness to protect religious freedom.
He added that Nechervan Idris Barzani, prime minister of the Kurdish regional government in Irbil and nephew of former Iraqi Governing Council President Massoud Barzani, was extremely positive about evangelical Christians’ efforts among Iraq’s 4 million Kurds.

“He told me he’d rather see a Muslim become a Christian rather than a radical Muslim,” the general said.

He spoke last night at McLean Bible Church, Northern Virginia’s largest congregation, about his new vocation as director of the Iraqi Institute for Peace and president of the National Presbyterian Church in Baghdad.

“My foundation for peace is Christianity,” said Gen. Sada, who was born an Assyrian Christian. “We must learn to love. Muslims will say they’ve got love and forgiveness, but I want to emphasize what Jesus Christ has said.”

Gen. Sada has his work cut out for him. Outside the Kurdish areas, “Christians are in a very tough situation,” he said. “Their children are kidnapped, and their money is taken by terrorists.”

A fighter pilot like his father, Hormis Sada, Gen. Sada rose quickly in the Iraqi military in the 1960s and 1970s and was made a general in 1980. During the 1991 Persian Gulf War, he was responsible for interrogating U.S. and allied pilots shot down over Iraq.
The foreword to his recent book, “Saddam’s Secrets,” is written by retired Air Force Col. David Eberly, whose plane was shot down Jan. 19, 1991. Col. Eberly evaded capture for three days before he was found and taken to Baghdad.
“Suddenly I found myself in the presence of a man who, despite the power he had over me, still seemed to respect my human dignity,” Col. Eberly wrote of Gen. Sada.
When Saddam Hussein’s younger son, Qusay, demanded that the 24 pilots in Gen. Sada’s custody be killed, the general refused. He was imprisoned for a week, released, then discharged from the military on Feb. 5, 1991. But he kept his extensive military contacts, who told him of Saddam using private planes to fly weapons of mass destruction to Syria in 2002.
But it was not until April 2004, when Jordanian intelligence reported foiling an al Qaeda plot to unleash 17.5 tons of explosives, including sarin nerve gas, in downtown Amman, that he decided to go public with what he knew.

“I thought, ‘Wait a minute,’?” he recalls. “The weapons must have fallen into the hands of terrorists.” About the same time, he encountered Terry Law, the Tulsa, Okla., founder of World Compassion, a Christian aid group, who put him in touch with a book publisher.
“God had brought this together,” the general said, “and I prayed about this and decided to go ahead. But this decision was not easy, as there’s a vacuum of security in Iraq.”

A week after the general’s book came out in January, he was summoned by Rep. Peter Hoekstra, Michigan Republican and chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, to talk about weapons of mass destruction under Saddam. No one knows where they are in Syria, the general said, because the men who flew the lethal weapons into Syria aren’t talking.

“It’s not easy for pilots to say, ‘Yes, I transported weapons of mass destruction,’?” he said.

24 May

Why Be Concerned About Keith Ellison as Congress’s First Muslim

Suricou Raven here is
something I am posting for you to read.

Pour yourself a cup of
English tea, sit back and you might like
to read this. We are not your enemy, but Islam is and all the
wishful thinking will not change that fact.

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Islam’s “Plan” To Take Over the USA in 20 Years
As reported by Dr.Anis Shorrosh, author of “Islam Revealed”

Dr. Anis Shorrosh said….

“Islam is not a religion of peace,” Shorrosh said. “It is an ocean of blood of those who didn’t agree
with Mohammed and his cohorts.”

1. Terminate America ‘s freedom of speech by replacing it with
statewide and nationwide hate-crime bills
2. Wage a war of words using black leaders like Louis Farrakhan,
Rev. Jesse Jackson and other visible religious personalities who
promote Islam as the religion of African-Americans while insisting
Christianity is for whites only. What they fail to tell African-Americans
is that it was Arab Muslims who captured them and sold them as slaves.
In fact, the Arabic word for black and slave is the same, ”Abed.”
3. Engage the American public in dialogues, discussions, debates in colleges,
universities, public libraries, radio, TV, churches and mosques on the
virtues of Islam. Proclaim how it is historically another religion like Judaism
and Christianity with the same monotheistic faith.
4. Nominate Muslim sympathizers to political office to bring about favorable
legislation toward Islam and support potential sympathizers by block voting.

5. Take control of as much of Hollywood , the press, TV, radio and the
Internet as possible by buying the related corporations or a controlling stock.
6. Yield to the fear of the imminent shut-off of the lifeblood of
America – black gold. America ’s economy depends on oil and 41 percent
of it comes from the Middle East .
7. Yell ”foul, out-of-context, personal interpretation, hate crime, Zionist,
un- American, inaccurate interpretation of the Quran” anytime Islam is
criticized or the Quran is analyzed in the public arena.
8. Encourage Muslims to penetrate the White House, specifically with Islamists
who can articulate a marvelous and peaceful picture of Islam. Acquire
government positions and get membership in local school boards.
Train Muslims as medical doctors to dominate the medical field, research
and pharmaceutical companies. (Ever notice how numerous Muslim doctors
in America are, when their countries need them more desperately than
America ?) Take over the computer industry. Establish Middle Eastern
restaurants throughout the U.S. to connect planners of Islamization
in a discreet way.
9. Accelerate Islamic demographic growth via
-Massive immigration (100,000 annually since 1961).
-Use no birth control whatsoever – every baby of Muslim parents is
automatically a Muslim and cannot choose another religion later.
-Muslim men must marry American women and Islamize them (10,000 annually).
Then divorce them and remarry every five years – since one can’t legally
marry four at one time. This is a legal solution in America
-Convert angry, alienated black inmates and turn them into militants
(so far 2,000 released inmates have joined al-Qaida worldwide). Only a few
”sleeper cells” have been captured in Afghanistan and on American soil.
10. Reading , writing, arithmetic and research through the American educational
system, mosques and student centers (now 1,500) should be sprinkled with
dislike of Jews, evangelical Christians and democracy. There are currently
300 exclusively Muslim schools in the U.S. which teach loyalty to the Quran,
not the U.S. Constitution. In January of 2002, Saudi Arabia ’s Embassy in
Washington mailed 4,500 packets of the Quran and videos promoting Islam to
America ‘s high schools – free of charge. Saudi Arabia would not allow the
U.S. to reciprocate.
11. Provide very sizeable monetary Muslim grants to colleges and universities in
America to establish ”Centers for Islamic studies” with Muslim directors to
promote Islam in higher-education institutions.
12. Let the entire world know through propaganda, speeches, seminars, local and
national media that terrorists have hijacked Islam, when in truth, Islam
hijacked the terrorists
13. Appeal to the historically compassionate and sensitive Americans for
sympathy and tolerance towards Muslims in America who are portrayed
as mainly immigrants from oppressed countries.
14. Nullify America ‘s sense of security by manipulating the intelligence
community with misinformation. Periodically terrorize Americans with
reports of impending attacks on bridges, tunnels, water supplies, airports,
apartment buildings and malls.
15. Form riots and demonstrations in the prison system demanding Islamic
Sharia as the way of life, not America ‘s justice system.
16. Open numerous charities throughout the U.S. , but use the funds to
support Islamic terrorism with American dollars.
17. Raise interest in Islam on America ‘s campuses by insisting freshman
take at least one course on Islam
18. Unify the numerous Muslim lobbies in Washington , mosques, Islamic
student centers, educational organizations, magazines and papers by
Internet and an annual convention to coordinate plans, propagate the
faith and engender news in the media.
19. Send intimidating messages and messengers to the outspoken individuals
who are critical of Islam and seek to eliminate them by hook or crook.
20. Applaud Muslims as loyal citizens of the U.S. by spotlighting their voting
record as the highest percentage of all minority and ethic groups in America.
Wild Things’ comment……
America has already seen the spillover of Islamic terrorism… the bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Beirut with the loss of hundreds of U.S. marines, the bombing of the U.S.S. Cole naval ship off Yemen and then the 9-11-01 World Trade Center bombing in New York. Yet America has received but a small taste of what Islam has in store for them! Until a nation has embraced Islam, it is legally considered a battlefield (Dar-ul-Harb).

24 May

UPDATES ~ Saudi Men Arrested After Bus Ride

Update : Tuesday May 24

Foreigners Cleared In Bus Scare
TAMPA – Two Saudi men jailed last week after being accused of boarding a school bus and riding to a New Tampa high school could be released as early as today after federal and local authorities determined the pair are in this country legally and are not a security risk.
Monday, ICE Special Agent in Charge Robert Weber said investigators found Almanajam and Alsidran are here legally on student visas and that immigration holds would not be imposed.
“In a nutshell,” he said, “we determined what their status was and that it did not require any immigration detention. They are not here illegally.”
“We determined that they were apparently just confused,” Callaway said. “There is nothing else to lead us to file more criminal charges.”

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UPDATES:

Please look further down this post for the updates to this story.
Thank you, Wild Thing

 

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Saudi Men Who Rode School Bus Arrested
Published: May 20, 2006
TAMPA – Two Saudi men were arrested Friday after they boarded a school bus and rode to Wharton High School in New Tampa.
Students on the bus became alarmed, as did the bus driver, who called ahead. Hillsborough County sheriff’s deputies met the bus at the school and detained the men. No one was injured and nothing out of line occurred on the bus, deputies said.
Mana Saleh Almanajam, 23, who lives in Apt. 302 in The Point apartments, and Shaker Mohsen Alsidran, 20 Monticello Gardens, Apt. 304-A, each were charged with trespassing on school property. Both remained in Orient Road Jail on Friday evening. Bail for each was set at $250.
“Both defendants gave several versions of the reason they took a school bus to a high school,” said Hillsborough County sheriff’s spokesman J.D. Callaway.
“They said they wanted to go to Wharton to look around, and then they said they wanted to go there to have some fun, and then they said they wanted to enroll in the English classes there,” Callaway said.
“We’re not sure if this was a situation of them just being new to this country, or if they were confused or what it was,” Callaway said. “We were unsure as to exactly what the final reason was, but it did cause great concern for the students on the bus and for us. One of the guys was wearing shorts with a black trench coat.”
While on the bus, the men laughed and spoke in Arabic, Callaway said.
Ahmed Bedier, Tampa director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations said the men likely meant no harm and that because “they were from Saudi Arabia, that escalated the situation.”
He blamed the incident on cultural differences.
“They didn’t differentiate between a school bus and public transportation,” he said.
The bus picked up the students and the men at about 7 a.m. Friday at the corner of Fletcher Avenue and 42nd Street, deputies said.
The bus driver, a substitute, reached her supervisors by telephone. They relayed the information to Wharton High resource Deputy Mike Eastman, who met the bus when it arrived at school at about 7:30 a.m., and detained the men.
The sheriff’s Homeland Security Division, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Regional Domestic Security Task Force, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the FBI all were notified.
Almanajam and Alsidran at first told deputies they were from Morocco, but later admitted being from Saudi Arabia, deputies said. They said they were enrolled at the English Language Institute at the University of South Florida.
Both arrived in the United States about six months ago and have student visas that require them to be enrolled at the English Language Institute, Callaway said.
Authorities searched the apartments of the two men and found nothing of concern, he said.
Wild Thing’s comment………
Was this deliberate to show how easy it is for possible ‘illegals up to no good’ to have access to America’s children? I wonder…. above are their photos.

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UPDATES: 5/22/06 
Monday 12:05a.m.

Judge Revokes Bail For Saudi Bus Riders

Circuit Judge Monica Sierra decided to hold them at a court appearance Saturday so investigators could dig deeper into their pasts. The prosecutor said neither man carried identification when they were arrested at Wharton High School, and authorities haven’t had an opportunity to gather background information beyond a check of state records.
Ahmed Bedier, Tampa director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations ( CAIR) said the men likely meant no harm and that because “they were from Saudi Arabia, that escalated the situation.”
He blamed the incident on cultural differences.
“They didn’t differentiate between a school bus and public transportation,” he said.
Bond review hearing is Tuesday.

Wild Thing’s comment…….The two Saudi’s are supposedly enrolled in the University of South Florida, which is around 8 miles from the High School they were apprehended.

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24 May

Iran Test-fires Long-range Missile Again




Iran test-fires long-range missile
Iran conducted a test launch Tuesday night of the Shihab-3 intermediate-range ballistic missile, which is capable of reaching Israel and US targets in the region, Israel Radio reported. The test came hours before Prime Minister Ehud Olmert met with US President George W Bush in Washington to discuss the Iranian threat.
Military officials said it was not clear if this most recent test indicated an advance in the capabilities of the Shihab 3.
They said the test was likely timed to coincide with the Washington summit and with comments made by Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah during celebrations in Beirut marking the 6th anniversary of Israel’s withdrawal from southern Lebanon.

“What deters the enemy from launching an aggression is the resistance’s continuous readiness to respond,” Nasrallah told scores of supporters. “Northern Israel today is within the range of the resistance’s rockets. The ports, bases, factories and everything is within that range.”

The Shihab test was only “partly successful,” according to news reports. The nature of the difficulties was not clear. The Iranians have been working to extend the Shihab 3’s current maximum range of 1,300 kilometers. A year ago, they successfully tested a solid fuel motor for the missile.
The Shihab test was only “partly successful,” according to news reports. The nature of the difficulties was not clear. The Iranians have been working to extend the Shihab 3’s current maximum range of 1,300 kilometers. A year ago, they successfully tested a solid fuel motor for the missile.
In December, Israel’s defense against an Iranian ballistic missile strike, the Arrow 2 missile system, succeeded in intercepting an incoming rocket simulating an Iranian Shihab 3 at an altitude higher than in the previous 13 exercises.
Maj. Elyakim, commander of the Arrow missile battery at Palmahim, told The Jerusalem Post last month that the missile crews were always on high alert, but that they were recently instructed to “raise their level of awareness” because of developments on the Iranian front.
The Arrow missile, he said, could intercept and destroy any Iranian missile fired at Israel, including ones carrying non-conventional warheads. Experts believe that if Iran is attacked by Israel or the US, Teheran would respond by firing long-range ballistic missiles at Israel.