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Is Abu Khabab A Shish Kabob?

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 28, 2008

A Pakistani intelligence official claimed al Qaeda weapons expert Midhat Mursi al Sayyid Umar, better known as Abu Khabab, was killed in this morning’s airstrike in South Waziristan.

“We believe he was killed in this strike,” a senior intelligence official told AFP on condition of anonymity. “It was his hide-out and information that has been shared with us says he was targeted in this strike.”

Six Pakistanis, including three foreigner terrorists, were reported killed in the airstrike, which hit either a madrassa or a home next to a mosque.

Abu Khabab and four other senior al Qaeda commanders were reported to have been killed in an airstrike in the town of Damadola in the Bajaur tribal agency in January 2006. The US military believed the safehouse in Bajaur, which was run by Taliban chieftain Faqir Mohammed, was sheltering Ayman al Zawahiri, al Qaeda’s second in command. Khabab and the other commanders were later found to be still alive.

The US Rewards for Justice Program has a $5 million bounty out for the capture of Khabab.

Khabab has a long history of working with al Qaeda’s secretive weapons of mass destruction program, which is known as al Zabadi, or “curdled milk.” Project al Zabadi is al weapons of mass destruction program.

Source: The Long War Journal

Commentary

I hope this is true. Read the links included in the story at Long War Journal to see what kind of a monster we hope to have killed.

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Hamid Karzai: Pakistan Is The Source Of Terrorism In My Country

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 16, 2008

A portion of the transcript:

Hamid Karzai: The problem of terrorism, as it is affecting Afghanistan, is not entirely an Afghan problem. As a matter of fact, a greater part of this problem is a regional problem, and a greater part of this problem is unfortunately coming to us from Pakistan. So the Americans, the international coalition – when they say they are continuing to work in Afghanistan, and yet the security is not there, they are right, because they have not gone to the right place to fight terrorism.

Interviewer: Which is?

Hamid Karzai: Which is the sanctuaries that the terrorists have in Pakistan.

Interviewer: But Pakistan, actually, recently… I have noticed that there is a very strong declaration from the Afghan government against Pakistan. You have accused the Pakistani government of being behind your attempted assassination, the last one, and the most dangerous thing is that you have threatened that you would go behind the borders just to find Al-Qaeda, and Taliban as well, which means you will go to Pakistan. Right now, Mr. President, if you don’t have the power to secure the situation in Afghanistan, do you think you have the power to go behind the border?

Hamid Karzai: When I said that Afghanistan would go in self defense beyond the Durand Line, [it] was in response to a statement that came from terrorist networks from Pakistan, from someone called Baitullah Mahsoud – you must have heard of him, and from someone called [Maulana] Fazlullah. They declared that they would cross the border and come into Afghanistan, to kill Afghans and the international troops. Now, for me, the president of a sovereign country – when there is a threat issued to me beyond my borders by someone, what is my responsibility?

Interviewer: That’s right, but the question is: Do you have the power? Can you do it?

Hamid Karzai: The power is the power of the government, of the institutions of the government, and of the people. Afghanistan is known in history – and Afghanistan has proven that in history – that when the Afghan people decide to defend themselves, they always win – as we have always won.

Source: MEMRI TV clip of excerpts from an interview with President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai, which aired on Dubai TV on July 14, 2008.

Watch the interview.

Commentary

The War on Terror (World War IV) is not limited to fighting against governments (such as Omar Mohammed’s Afghanistan and Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, or Syria, Iran, North Korea, Sudan…etc), but also against organizations that are not governments. In this war, the umbrella organization called al-Qaeda is an enemy, as are Hamas, Hezbollah, Fatah, Abu Sayyaf, Jamaat ul Fuqra, and dozens of other terror groups worldwide.

Fighting this war to a successful conclusion will involvemany things, but one of the most important ingredient is not allowing terrorists to have sanctuary anywhere in the world. They must always be pursued, and never allowed to rest or re-build their strength.

Previously, the Democrats have agitated for more troops to go to Afghanistan. Wanna bet they’ll change their minds once they realize there might be some possibility of going into Pakistan to fight the terrorists, even as the presumptive nominee of the Democratic Party, Barack Obama, once suggested?

Posted in Afghanistan, Barack Obama, Concepts, Pakistan, Terrorism, World War IV | 2 Comments »

Elite Chinese Anti-Terror Cops Use Segways

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 7, 2008


I’m not lying…Danger Room has the story and links. This was too good not to share.

These guys have no idea how silly and inappropriate this looks, at least to my eyes.

Posted in China, Chinese Aggression Watch, silliness, Terrorism | Leave a Comment »

Iranian Mortars Pound Israel During Ceasefire

Posted by Thunder Pig on June 25, 2008

Israel is moving anti-mortar radars to its border with Gaza, to fight the growing number of Iranian 120mm mortars Hamas is using. While the mortar is heavy (about 300 pounds), it can be broken down into components (barrel-94 pounds, base plate- 135 pounds, bipod-72 pounds, sight-four pounds). More accurate than the locally made Kassam rockets, and with more range (normally 6-7 kilometers, but up to 10 kilometers with special ammo), the shells weigh 35-40 pounds and have about the same destructive effect as 105mm howitzer shells.

Source: Strategy Page

Another news story:


Under cover of a barrage of more than 50 missiles, mortars and rocket, Hamas made three attempts to breach the Gaza border fence for major suicide bombings, the last one late Thursday, June 12. They sent a bulldozer to ram Netiv Ha’asara, a bomb car to crash the border fence and gunmen on foot to blow up the Erez crossing. Israel ground and air units foiled them all.

Israeli locations from Ashkelon in the north down to Shear Hanegev, Kibbutz Nir Oz and Sderot were struck by 20 missiles, one Grad rocket and more than 35 mortar shells. A woman was injured at Kibbutz Yad Mordecai. Sirens warned people under attack to stay in indoors, as fires blazed and explosions erupted – one close to the Barzilai regional hospital in Ashkelon.

The first Hamas attempt to blow up Israeli military guard posts at the Erez crossing was mounted early Thursday as the Israeli defense ministry’s political coordinator Amos Gilead traveled to Cairo to hand over Israel’s acceptance of the Egyptian formula for a truce in Gaza.

They were intercepted and at least one was killed by Israeli ground and air fire.

Source: DEBKAfile

The terrorists have been at war with Israel, and they are using weapons supplied by Iran…thus acting as a proxy for Iran in its’ quest to destroy Israel.

Why are we aiding the terrorists by restraining Israel?

Why is Secretary of State Condi Rice acting to assist terrorists kill Israelis?

When will we face a reckoning for our actions that contribute to the harming of God’s Chosen People?
When will the government of Israel realize that all a ceasefire does is allow the terrorists to re-arm? I point you to the concept of hudna:

“What is being touted as a ‘cease-fire’ is something called a ‘hudna.’ A hudna [also known as a hudibiyya or khudaibiya] is a tactical cease-fire that allows the Arabs to rebuild their terrorist infrastructure in order to be more effective when the “cease-fire” is called off.” — “Cease-fire?” by Shira A. Drissman

**update** 6.54am
It has occurred to me that most people alive today have not been taught anything other than the pro-Palestinian lies pushed on them by the lefties in our “public” schools systems, and in the media.

I have tracked down and made a playlist for an excellent movie about the founding of Israel told from the point of view of the story of American Mickey Marcus. Note: The videos are out out of order…sorry about that. The owner uploaded them out of order and mislabeled them.

You can buy a DVD of Cast a Giant Shadow, or order the book, Cast A Giant Shadow: The Story of Mickey Marcus Who Died to Save Jerusalem.

There are many history books you can read on the subject at a library near you. There are many online sources of the same information, and I will introduce you to them over the next few weeks.

Here is a complete series put out by the BBC on the birth of modern day Israel in 6 parts:

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Shuler, Foxx, and McHenry Vote To Pass FISA

Posted by Thunder Pig on June 21, 2008

Democratic Congressman Heath Shuler (NC-11) joined with Republicans Virginia Foxx (NC-05) and Patrick McHenry (NC-10) to pass HR 6304, better known as FISA, in a 293 to 129 vote.

This bill will provide much needed immunity from prosecution to Telecomms who have cooperated in good faith with the Federal Government in monitoring the communications of terrorists.

I salute Congressman Shuler and the Democratic Leadership who voted to support President George W. Bush and the Republicans in the effort to protect our nation from future attacks.

Congressman Shuler has proven himself as a Democrat much like Senator Joe Lieberman, only more conservative.

**update** 2.52pm June 22, 2008

Shuler’s Office has a Press Release on the FISA Vote, and it follows:

Rep. Shuler Statement on House Passed FISA Legislation

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Heath Shuler released the following statement today after the
House passed, H.R. 6034, The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Amendments Act of 2008.

“The FISA legislation passed by the House today strikes the important balance between protecting our
nation from new and evolving terrorist threats, while also safeguarding our civil liberties. I am glad that
after working for nearly a year on this legislation, Democrats and Republicans came together to achieve a
positive, long term solution.

“This legislation improves the civil liberties protections in the original FISA by specifying that individual
warrants are required to conduct surveillance on Americans residing inside or outside of the United
States, and outlaws the practice of reverse-targeting. It also affirms that FISA is the only means available
to the U.S. government to conduct surveillance.

“The bill we passed today does not provide retroactive blanket immunity for warrantless wiretapping.
Instead, it requires any telecommunications company that provided information to the Department of
Justice following the attacks of September 11th
to prove in Federal court that this information was
demanded by Federal agencies and that the Department of Justice provided written assurance that its
actions were legal.

“Courts will not have the discretion to provide any immunity for government officials who have violated
the law. This requirement will ensure that the truth will finally come out in open court, and that any
government official who broke the law will be held fully accountable.”

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Posted in 110th Congress, Heath Shuler, Homeland Security, NC-05, NC-10, NC-11, Patrick McHenry, Terrorism, World War IV | 2 Comments »

A Deal on FISA Reached

Posted by Thunder Pig on June 19, 2008

Red State is reporting that a compromise has been reached on Telecom Immunity:

If the companies can show a federal district court judge “substantial evidence” they received a written request from the attorney general or head of an intelligence agency stating the president authorized the surveillance and determined it to be lawful, the cases against them will be dismissed.

Source: Red State

Won’t lefties be upset when they discovered they all had permission. At least the Democratic Leadership figured out a way to reach a compromise that their nutroots won’t see coming!!!

Of course, the Idiot Ron Paul Supporters will still squeal about imaginary lost liberties.

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Vehicle Seized With Iranian Bombs

Posted by Thunder Pig on June 17, 2008

According to Voices of Iraq, a vehicle with 27 Iranian made bombs has been seized, and the driver arrested in Wassit, Iraq. Wassit is near Kut, and is about 80 miles southeast of Baghdad.

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Foreign Terrorists Given Rights Under U.S. Constitution

Posted by Thunder Pig on June 12, 2008

This is a travesty of justice. (PDF of Decision)

In a stunning blow to the Bush Administration in its war-on-terrorism policies, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday that foreign nationals held at Guantanamo Bay have a right to pursue habeas challenges to their detention. The Court, dividing 5-4, ruled that Congress had not validly taken away habeas rights. If Congress wishes to suspend habeas, it must do so only as the Constitution allows — when the country faces rebellion or invasion.

The Court stressed that it was not ruling that the detainees are entitled to be released — that is, entitled to have writs issued to end their confinement. That issue, it said, is left to the District Court judges who will be hearing the challenges. The Court also said that “we do not address whether the President has authority to detain” individuals during the war on terrorism, and hold them at the U.S. Naval base in Cuba; that, too, it said, is to be considered first by the District judges.

The Court also declared that detainees do not have to go through the special civilian court review process that Congress created in 2005, since that is not an adequate substitute for habeas rights. The Court refused to interpret the Detainee Treatment Act — as the Bush Administration had suggested — to include enough legal protection to make it an adequate replacement for habeas. Congress, it concluded, unconstitutionally suspended the writ in enacting that Act.

Justice Anthony M. Kennedy’s opinion for the majority in Boumediene v. Bush (06-1195) and Al Odah v. U.S. (06-1196) was an almost rhapsodic review of the history of the Great Writ. The Suspension Clause, he wrote, “protects the rights of the detained by a means consistent with the essential design of the Constitution. It ensures that, except during periods of formal suspension, the Judiciary will have a time-tested device, the writ, to maintain the ‘delicate balance of governance’ that is itself the surest safeguard of liberty.” Those who wrote the Constitution, he added, “deemed the writ to be an essential mechanism in the separation-of-powers scheme.”

Source: SCOTUSblog

and in another post:

At first glance, it would appear that although the decision is momentous, there are other important things that it does not do:

It does not speak to whether GTMO should be closed (although it basically undermines the Administration’s principal reason for using GTMO in the first place, which was to keep the courts from reviewing the legality of the Executive’s conduct).

Nor does it affect, in any dramatic sense, possible military commission trials — with the important exception that it invites the defendants in those trials to raise constitutional defenses, such as under the Ex Post Facto Clause.

Source: SCOTUSblog

Commentary

I predict the ruling will result in more deaths of terrorists on the battlefield rather than risk a costly court battle where the foreigner can drain taxpayer funds for court proceedings. Also, will the soldiers be expected to Mirandize terrorists before taking them into custody?

Let this also be a reminder of one of the three most important things to consider about this Presidential Election (1) Judges; (2) Judges; and (3) Judges.

What kind of Judges will Barack Obama appoint?

What kind of Judges will John McCain appoint?

In my opinion, there is no choice. Obama will appoint Marxists, and McCain will not.

This ruling is a setback in allowing us to effectively fight World War IV.

Posted in Barack Obama, John McCain, SCOTUS, Terrorism, World War IV | 2 Comments »

Terrorists For Obama

Posted by Thunder Pig on June 9, 2008

And I thought that Ron Paul was the only guy who attracted nuts and haters to his campaign:

Jemaah Islamiyah For Obama

We are a group that supports social justice for our oppressed Muslim brothers all over the world. We support Barack Obama for President because he is sympathetic to the plight of Muslims. He is a man of integrity, who will not be bullied by the neo-cons and the zionists. He will stand up for our oppressed palestinian brothers and sisters, whose land is being illegally occupied by that evil zionist entity whose name I just hate to even write.

Greetings Fellow Obama Supporters! By Fatima – Mar 31st, 2008 at 10:13 pm EDT

Welcome to Jemaah Islamiyah! My name is Fatima, and I’m thrilled to be supporting Barack Obama for President. For now, we have a man of integrity, who will fight for the rights of Muslims everywhere. Allah has blessed us with a man who will stand up to the neoconservatives and the racist zionists. I believe with all my heart that Barack Obama will stop the American occupation of Iraq. No longer will American soldiers be able to kill our women and children with impunity.

Mr. Obama will also talk to Iran’s leader Mahmoud Amadinejad, whom the current chimp in the White House has treated so badly. I mean why should American and Israel be able to have nukes but not Iran? That is very unfair. Obama will right that wrong.

Furthermore, Senator Obama will take a much more rational approach in the Middle East. No longer will that zionist entity, whose name I hate to even write be able to oppress our Palestinian brothers and sisters with impunity. If anyone can stop the illegal occupation of Palestinian lands, I know it is Barack Obama!

Source: Jihad Watch

In case you don’t know who these terrorists are, read Western Resistance, who has a good article on the Indonesian terrorist group.

What makes these terrorists dangerous is their use of sleeper cells, their military organizational structure, and their nearly 14,000 Islamic boarding schools they use to propagate their beliefs.

Some progressives just don’t understand that most of these people see Obama completely different than we do, and see him as an ally with them in the struggle against Israel, and Western Civilization.

I still hold that Islamic terrorists and Marxist Progressives (like Obama) are natural allies in their struggle against Western Civilization.

Posted in 2008, Barack Obama, Progressives, Terrorism | 8 Comments »

BTR: The Gathering Storm Report The Ed Morrissey Show for June 6th

Posted by Thunder Pig on June 6, 2008

This show is hosted by two wonderful bloggers, WC and Always both shows in this post start at 3pm:

Friday, June 6 (60 minutes): Gary Swenchonis and Vadim
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1. Gary Swenchonis is the father of Gary G. Swenchonis, Jr., one of the seventeen sailors murdered on the USS Cole by Islamic terrorists on October 12, 2000. We will discuss with him the USS Cole Case and the Yemeni regime. Please read HERE the letter written by Gary G. Swenchonis, Sr., to the president of Yemen.

2. Vadim is the blogmaster of World Divided: Breaking the News…into Pieces, a site which goes beyond political correctness, imposed by the editors of main stream media outlets. We will discuss with Vadim the further rise of Islam in Africa, secret Israeli dealings with Muslim countries, and the 2008 election and its significance for Israel.


Chat Room

If you are unable to listen live to this week’s edition of the radio show, you can listen later by CLICKING HERE.

UPCOMING SHOWS
June 13: Ted Shoebat
June 20: Bill Warner and Ellen R. Sheeley
June 27: Bosch Fawstin and Steven Bradley

And here is another excellent show, this time a video show, The Ed Morrissey Show, for which there is no specific teaser other than on Friday’s Ed and Co. have an enjoyable 90 minute week-in-review look at the week gone by.

Video clips hosted by Ustream

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