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September 2013


Remember August 1988 when President Bill Clinton was preoccupied with the definition of sex?

From Wikipedia….

The 1998 United States embassy bombings were a series of attacks that occurred on August 7, 1998, in which hundreds of people were killed in simultaneous truck bomb explosions at the US Embassies in Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya.In Nairobi, approximately 212 people were killed, and an estimated 4,000 wounded; in Dar es Salaam, the attack killed at least 11 and wounded 85

The attacks were linked to local members of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad, brought Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri, and their terrorist organization Al Qaeda, to the attention of the American public for the first time, and resulted in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) placing bin Laden on its Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list. The FBI also connected the attack to Azerbaijan, as 60 calls via satellite phone were placed by bin Laden to associates in Baku regarding the strike. Fazul Abdullah Mohammed was credited for being the mastermind behind the bombings.

According to journalist Lawrence Wright, the Nairobi operation was named after the Holy Kaaba in Mecca; the Dar es Salaam bombing was called Operation al-Aqsa in Jerusalem, but “neither had an obvious connection to the American embassies in Africa.

Also: Remember the hotel in Mombasa that was attacked and the shoulder fired missiles that tried to down an Israeli plane in 2002? That was while President Bush was perserverating on the religion of peace that was hijacked by a bunch of meanies.

The 2002 Mombasa attacks refer to terrorist attacks on an Israeli-owned hotel and a plane belonging to an Israeli airline in Mombasa, Kenya on 28 November 2002. An all-terrain vehicle crashed through a barrier outside the Paradise Hotel and blew up, killing 13 and injuring 80. At the same time two surface-to-air missiles fired at an Israeli charter plane. Paradise Hotel was the only Israeli-owned hotel in the Mombasa area.Almost simultaneously, two shoulder-launched Strela 2 (SA-7) surface-to-air missiles were fired at another chartered Boeing 757 airliner owned by Israel-based Arkia Airlines as it took off from Moi International Airport. The Arkia charter company had a regular weekly service flying tourists between Tel Aviv and Mombasa. Kenyan police discovered a missile launcher and two missile casings in the Changamwe area of Mombasa, about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) from the airport. The pilots planned on an emergency landing in Nairobi after seeing the two missiles streak past them, but decided to continue to Israel. The airliner landed at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv about five hours later, escorted by Israeli F-15 fighter jets.[4] Following the attack, all flights from Israel to Kenya were cancelled indefinitely.


http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/detail/a-very-angry-america I have been trying to remember when there was so much anger between the Democrats and Republicans. Or maybe I should say between liberals and conservatives? Or maybe I should say between the Tea Party and the Republican Party? Or maybe I should say those who find the President of the United States a […]


http://www.nationalreview.com/node/359866/print Twenty years ago, the mayoral victory of Rudy Giuliani represented a repudiation of the dysfunctional left-wing machine that had previously run New York City. Taxpayers, parents in failing schools, residents of crime-ridden neighborhoods, and job creators have all benefited from the tough reforms Giuliani implemented — and his successor Michael Bloomberg largely implemented —  in the […]


http://www.nationalreview.com/article/359865/other-defunder-eliana-johnson Mike Lee looked every bit the sidekick to Ted Cruz during the Texas senator’s epic 21-hour filibuster last week — and, indeed, throughout the effort to strip funding from the president’s health-care bill. At 3:37 p.m. on Wednesday, an hour into Cruz’s marathon diatribe against Obamacare, Lee appeared on the Senate floor to lend […]



THIS IS ABOUT A DIFFERENT FORM OF “LEAK”…..”Central to the charge of unlawful command influence is the case of Capt. James V. Clement, whose cadre of Marine snipers were accused of urinating on four dead Taliban fighters. They made a video that was uploaded to YouTube in January 2012, sparking White House denunciation and a criminal investigation. The administration sent clear signals that it wanted the Marines punished.”

The Marine Corps officer who filed a complaint against the commandant for intervening in the Taliban urination cases against eight Marines is now the target of reprisals from superiors, his attorney says.

Retired Marine Col. Jane Siegel, who is representing Maj. James Weirick, said superiors have subjected the major to retaliations since it became known that he filed a whistleblower complaint against Gen. James Amos, the commandant and Joint Chiefs of Staff member.

“Headquarters Marine Corps is undercutting a hero,” Col. Siegel said. “He did the right thing, and they are trying to bury it and him.”

Maj. Weirick, a staff judge advocate at the Combat Development Command at Quantico, Va., accuses Gen. Amos of violating the military edict against unlawful command influence by urging guilty verdicts to the general overseeing the cases.

The major also told the Pentagon’s inspector general that Gen. Amos’ legal advisers unlawfully classified most of the evidence, including potentially embarrassing emails at headquarters, to keep the material away from defense attorneys.

Earlier this month, Maj. Weirick sent an email to a lawyer who had worked on Gen. Amos’ staff, urging him in pointed language to cooperate with investigators.

JUST ANOTHER DAY IN PEACE PROCESSING BY ISRAEL: Fatah’s Peace Talks special: “The blood of Martyrs draws the borders of the homeland”. That is truly helpful, right?


Just when you thought it was safe (did you really?) for Israel to go back into talks with the Palestinians on a peace agreement, this emerges courtesy of the invaluable watchdog group Palestinian Media Watch:

“My homeland taught me that it is the blood of Martyrs (Shahids) that draws the borders of the homeland.” That’s the text next to a picture of a man holding what looks like an AK-47. It was posted on “moderate” Fatah’s Facebook page just as everyone was getting excited about peace talks.

Regular readers may turn up their noses. So, what else is new, they may say. Don’t! This matters. People in the West do not understand what Palestinian rejectionism is all about. That in turn determines their perception of Israel as an unreasonable aggressor. Please see PMW’s full story here, and do share widely, especially to those you think need a little education.

Just another day in the Middle East, eh….


Six year old transgender child? This isn’t a “victory”, it’s child abuse
Consenting adults can do what they want. Like the Commentator, I am libertarian on such issues. But am I the only one to think that this story is not just weird, it’s sick and twisted too?

To be honest, the Daily Telegraph was guilty of just a bit of sensationalist hype in its headline: “Six year old in Argentina changes gender”. In fact, the six year old in question did not have anything cut off or added on as you might infer; rather s/he has had his/her gender changed on his/her identity documents.

Still, it’s pretty shocking, isn’t it? The child is six. Let me say that again: the child is six! SIX!!

The name is Lulu now that she has been accepted as a girl. She was born a boy called Manuel. It has become a famous case in Argentina after the child’s mother wrote to President Kirchner asking for help with the authorities on the matter.

The Telegraph reported that Homosexual Community Argentina has hailed the move as “historic”. The mother said: “By accepting that my son was not the son I gave birth to, but a girl, I accepted her identity and put myself at her side.” Manuel/Lulu had, the mother said, identified him/herself as a girl as soon as s/he started talking.

Now, we’re absolutely sure about all that are we? In most parents’ experience, when children start talking there’s more than a little confusion around. Though it seems unlikely that the first words out of a two-year old boy’s mouth would be: “Hey mum. I don’t feel comfortable with my gender; can I change it?”, most parents would presumably respond: “Well, you are two, so let’s wait until you’re an adult before doing anything drastic, shall we?” At least that’s how I remember it when I learned to speak.

But to me, this isn’t funny at all. It’s more like child abuse. What is this from the mother: “I accepted her identity and put myself at her side”. Children that age still believe in pixies. The law does not hold them responsible for their actions. Society accepts that they need guidance and support; not that they should have their whole lives sacrificed to some politically correct fad.



September 29, 2013 Special Dispatch No.5461

The Success Of The New Iranian Strategy (I) – The U.S. Administration Swallows The Lie About Khamenei’s ‘Fatwa’ Against Nuclear Arms

In his address to the U.N. General Assembly (September 24, 2013), U.S. President Barack Obama stated: “The Supreme Leader has issued a fatwa against the development of nuclear weapons.”[1] In fact, such a fatwa was never issued by Supreme Leader Khamenei and does not exist; neither the Iranian regime nor anybody else can present it.

The deception regarding “Khamenei’s fatwa” has been promoted by the Iranian regime and its spokesmen for several years. Each time it was mentioned, the “fatwa” was given a different year of issue – for example, 2005, 2007, or 2012 – but the text of the “fatwa” was never presented.

MEMRI has conducted in-depth research with regard to this “fatwa” and has published reports demonstrating that it is a fiction. See MEMRI reports:

Renewed Iran-West Nuclear Talks – Part II: Tehran Attempts to Deceive U.S. President Obama, Sec’y of State Clinton With Nonexistent Anti-Nuclear Weapons Fatwa By Supreme Leader Khamenei http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/6291.htm


http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/ One fine day religion died. Morality shortly followed it. Any values based on some antique prophets or philosophers went into the rubbish bin. The table was cleared and its blankness was the new world, the terra nova, the blank slate of a revolution in human ideas. Unfortunately there was nothing to actually put there. […]


http://frontpagemag.com/2013/bruce-bawer/voices-of-reason-about-the-gender-wars/ In recent months, a group called the Canadian Association for Equality (CAFE) has been making headlines and inciting angry protests with a series of lectures at the University of Toronto. What provocative messages, what unconscionable claims, what inflammatory statements, you might ask, have caused all this hullabaloo? Answer: nothing more or less than sober […]