July 31, 2007
Insurgent Annihilated After Planting IED
One of John and Bo's freedom fighters gets what's coming to him - gloriously.
By Good Lt. at 10:08 PM | Comments |
Bad News For Democrats
Iraq casualties are down significantly.
Good news for the Troops (and by proxy, America) portends bad news for the Democrats.
Lieberman rips his former colleagues - you know, the ones who thought they could off him.
Bad day in antiwar/Democrat land.
By Good Lt. at 07:34 PM | Comments |
German Hostage Seen in Taliban Video
German engineer Rudolf B., kidnapped two weeks ago in Wardak province, appeared in a video released today by his Taliban captors. Via Reuters:
DUBAI (Reuters) - Al Jazeera television broadcast a video on Tuesday showing a German man held by Afghanistan's Taliban insurgents and said he appealed to Berlin and Washington to withdraw their troops from the Central Asian country.
The man appeared in the video against a rocky backdrop in a hilly area. Al Jazeera did not play the sound of the video.
"The German hostage Rudolf B. ... urged Germany and the United States to pull out their forces from Afghanistan and urged his country to help save his life and secure his return to his homeland and family," an Al Jazeera presenter said.
One of the militants pointed a rocket-propelled grenade launcher at the man, who appeared to be unharmed.
Al Jazeera said it obtained a similar video showing the German engineer's four Afghan companions. It did not say how it obtained the videos.
Rudolf B.'s fellow engineer, Ruediger Diedrich, was murdered by the Taliban, who shot him in the knees and back after he collapsed on a forced march in the mountainous region.
A separate video showing Rudolf B.'s four Afghan colleagues was also aired. Al-Jazeera claims it doesn't know how it obtained the videos.
The Taliban is demanding the release of 10 rebel prisoners in exchange for Rudolf B. and the Afghans. Afghan President Hamid Karzai has repeatedly said he will not release any more prisoners after being sharply criticized for deal freeing 5 Taliban in exchange for Italian journalist Daniele Mastrogiacomo in March.
Let's keep up the prayers for Rudolf B. and his co-workers, as well the Korean hostages being held by the Taliban in a separate incident.
Thank you to George for keeping me up to date on this.
By at 05:43 PM | Comments |
Wonkette Jumps on Tillman Trutherism
Wonkette used to be reasonably funny. Yes, I laugh at jokes centered around sex in an uncomfortable place---and I don't mean the back seat of a VW. Is Tillman trutherism--the theory that Pat Tillman was murdered on orders from President Bush so that he wouldn't come home to meet Noam Chomsky and become the next great white hope of the anti-war movement, now that Saint Cindy Sheehan needs a replacement--contagious? Like an infectious disease?
I expect this stuff over at dKos, but not at Wonkette. I wonder what Anna Marie is thinking when she reads her old blog? It seems that with each day the crazy Left and the Democratic Left seem to be getting closer and closer together.
Wonkette: Who Ordered the Execution of NFL/Army Hero Pat Tillman? : Updated with link to Ace, rather than the Wonkster.
What's funny is that when you start checking the sources of the 'facts' that are thrown in with the facts--such as Tillman's plan to meet Chomsky, which are the basis of the conspiracy theory--they inevitably lead, in circular fashion, back to a conspiracy website.
Hat tip: Bad Candy via AllahP who's caught in a little conspiracy controversy of his own.
By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 04:40 PM | Comments |
Gitmo Better Than Freedom
(Guantanamo Bay, Cuba) A 38-year-old terrorism detainee, Ahmed Belbacha, has filed an emergency motion to the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., asking that he not be released.
Zachary Katznelson, senior counsel with the human rights lawyers Reprieve and Mr Belbacha's lawyer, has asked the US courts to block any transfer.Belbacha fears that the government will torture him or the Islamists will murder him. So, continuing to breath in a cold cell is preferable. I'm not surprised.
"Ahmed is being held in camp six, the harshest part of Guantanamo," he said. "His cell is all steel, there are no windows, he is not allowed to communicate with other prisoners and he gets just two hours exercise each day in a metal cage."
"He says his cell in Guantanamo is like a grave and that although it sounds crazy he would rather stay in those conditions than go back to Algeria. The fact is that he is really, really scared about what might happen to him in Algeria."
The Belbacha case complicates the efforts of the leftist human-rights outragees. It's much harder to convince the court that Gitmo is a torturous, inhumane hell-hole when inmates beg to stay.
By at 04:26 PM | Comments |
Bush Regime Sentences Journalists to Death
Oh wait, I thought it was Bush that was the real Hitler today? Iran sentenced two Kurdish reporters, Adnan Hassanpour and Hiva Boutimar, to death for being "enemies of God". Apparently writing against the regime is the same as taking up arms against them.
Has Bush sentenced Noam Chomsky to death yet? Didn't think so......
The two journalists have 20 days to appeal against their sentences, but if their cases are rejected by the Supreme Court the sentence will be carried out.Could be worse...they could be stoned to death.
Iran has executed over 100 people so far in 2007, most of them by hanging.
A spokesman for the Iranian judiciary said that the two journalists had "taken arms to topple the system". ...
It said the two were writing for a Kurdish news magazine before it was banned in 2005.
By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 03:39 PM | Comments |
Buh-bye Taliban Website *Bumped*
*Bumped for self-congratulatory triumphalism* Newer posts below
It looks like Qari Mohammad Yousuf "Ahmadi" and his webmaster Adil "Murchal" Watanmal have misplaced their website. "Ahmadi" is the Taliban spokesman you've seen in the news daily talking to MSM reporters via his cell phone and making threats against the Korean hostages.
Now if Yahoo! and Geocities would just stop hosting the Taliban's backup website, then we'd have this thing pretty well wrapped up. Update pwned!
You'll recall that when the Taliban re-opened the website earlier this month, they took a moment to gloat at The Jawa Report's expense. Who's gloating now, eh Adil?
Update: Yahoo boots the Taliban's backup website! You know, sometimes I amaze even myself.
Thanks to all the Jawa readers and friends for e-mailing the Taliban's U.S. service providers. FYI I've been hearing complaints from the online jihad community about so many websites being shut down lately and how its becoming harder and harder to find good quality Islamists propaganda. Gee, life is tough....
For more good news, go check out Aaron's killz for today.
UPDATE: Pssst...if you want to thank us.....
Previous: U.S. Companies Helping the Taliban
The Taliban Challenges Jawa, Jawa Responds
Pwning More Taliban Websites
American Company Hosting Taliban Websites
By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 02:43 PM | Comments |
Al Qaeda Hearts GIMF
And to think I've let the latest edition of al Qaeda in Saudi Arabia's Sawt al-Jihad magazine just sit there next to the toilet, unread, when I could have been reading fascinating articles such as this:
Special Thank You to Global Islamic Media Front for their continued supportWe hope that those webhosts, like Wordpress, that continue to host GIMF websites on "free speech" grounds will reconsider in light of al Qaeda's overt confirmation that the two groups are linked.
By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 02:03 PM | Comments |
Second Life: Jihad Training of Tomorrow!
And you thought Second Life was only for geeks and dweebs? No, you were right, but also geeks and dweebs of the jihadi stripe. To the right is an image of a "nuclear bomb" that has already been detonated in Second Life by "terrorists".News.com.au:
With the game taking such a sinister turn, terrorism experts are warning that SL attacks have ramifications for the real world. Just as September 11 terrorists practised flying planes on simulators in preparation for their deadly assault on US buildings, law enforcement agencies believe some of those behind the Second Life attacks are home-grown Australian jihadists who are rehearsing for strikes against real targets.And just when you think it couldn't get geeky enough, they just had to throw in a World of Warcraft reference:
Terrorist organisations al-Qaeda and Jemaah Islamiah traditionally sent potential jihadists to train in military camps in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Southeast Asia. But due to increased surveillance and intelligence-gathering, they are swapping some military training to online camps to evade detection and avoid prosecution.
Kevin Zuccato, head of the Australian High Tech Crime Centre in Canberra, says terrorists can gain training in games such as World of Warcraft in a simulated environment, using weapons that are identical to real-world armaments.To be honest, I'm about as worried that jihiadis trained in Second Life will be able to pull off an act of terrorism as I am that all the "studs" using SL for cybersex will ever actually get laid.
Hat tip: Internet Anthropologist.
By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 01:46 PM | Comments |
Even Arabs Won't Employ Women with Veils
So, even Arabs don't want to hire women wearing a face veil? But aren't we told by CAIR and the ISNA that anyone that would require a woman to take her veil off must be motivated by bigotry and hate? Crossroads of Arabia:
The 22-year-old says several potential employers in the United Arab Emirates have turned her down because she wore the niqab, a face veil that usually leaves only the eyes uncovered....Sweet, sweet irony.
"No one takes women with niqab in the retail sector," said [Aysha] Obeid who unsuccessfully applied for jobs at two retail outlets. She is now looking for back office administrative jobs where she believes she may have more chance of being employed.
By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 12:02 PM | Comments |
Funny Video: Taliban Graduation Ceremony in English
That's Mullah Mansoor Dadullah above advising students to blow up the French from a much discussed 'graduation' video that made the rounds in June. It's actually part 4 of the video, but it's definitely the funniest.
Seriously, listening to these soon-to-be-dead Taliban suicide shahids 'graduate' is funny. Each new accent is funnier than the last. Even the dude with the Russian accent, Chechen I'm sure. I swear that the guy that makes his appearance at the 4:18 mark is Apu. He even says "Islam is peace", bwahahahahaaaaaaaa!! Thank you, come again!
By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:58 AM | Comments |
Video & Images: Korean Hostage's Body Found
A short video of the Afghan Army finding the body of Korean hostage Shim Sung-min, murdered by the Taliban. May he rest in peace and may the pigs and scum who killed him meet justice in the form of a bullet to the head.
Warning: Disturbing images and video below. The monsters in the Taliban murder on a daily basis. However, the vast majority of the victims are Afghan nationals who oppose their extremism and who the Taliban label "traitors".
Friends and family of the Korean hostages should not view. Some of you, though, need to see this. If you are not outraged by the kidnapping and murder of these hostages, then please look. You need to be outraged.
Hat tip: Stesoo
Korean hostage archive
Afghan Police Find Body of 2nd Slain Hostage
By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:02 AM | Comments |
It's Raining Pigs
Via The Daily Mail: A group of Muslims have opposed plans for a pet food factory to be built as possible pork emissions will violate their religious rights.I suggest all non-Muslims protest the protest with a coordinated back yard hickory pork barbeque and beer bash. Ahh the sweet smell of boston butts roasting on a hickory fire. Mmmm, mmmm good. After the first few beers don't forget to yell, "Yeeeehaaaa!", or the British equivalent, really loud a few times, just for extra scaryness.
Butchers Pet Care could shelve plans for a factory in Coton Park, near Rugby, because angry Asian families have complained to their residents' association about pork smells drifting into their garden.
Muslim residents in the area also claim the pork will effectively "rain down" on their homes and gardens after the factory's 100ft chimney has pumped the meat extracts into the atmosphere.
The Coton Park Residential Association said they have received complaints from Muslims - who are directed to not eat pork by the Qur'an - and are taking the matter very seriously.
More here at Hot Air.
Hat Tip: Robert.
By Howie at 09:53 AM | Comments |
Meat is to Horny Vegans What Garlic is to Vampires
Just one more reason to eat meat. A lot of it. Astute Bloggers noticed this:
A GROUP of vegans in New Zealand - vegansexuals - are shunning sex with meat-eaters because their bodies are made up of animal carcases.
By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 09:24 AM | Comments |
Muhammed on Hillary Clinton's Fat Ankles
Ah, it's all making sense now:
It is mentioned that Imam Sadegh, one of the twelve holy figures in Shia after the Prophet, stated, Whenever the prophet wanted to marry a woman, he would send someone to see her. He would tell them, smell her neck, because if that smells good, she would smell good and look at her ankle, because if that is fat, she would have a fat vaginaVia Jules 'always on the lookout for a good smelling neck' Crittenden.
By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 09:01 AM | Comments |
Who Am I To Laugh?
I was going to make some snarky post about this:
Many residents of the southern city of Basra have convinced themselves that the British Army has loosed savage cattle-eating badgers onto its unsuspecting populace as a final gesture of ill intent before it departs the city later this summer.
Throw in, for good measure, the fervent belief that British soldiers have planted snake eggs in waterways and unleashed bomb-sniffing dogs purposefully infected with rabies.
Then two words popped in to my head.
I'm not dismissing this out of hand, mind you, and neither are my sources in the CIA. As a matter of fact, they've re-tasked their rodent resources to deal with this threat to Iraq's stability. Pesky British, I haven't trusted them since the 1700s, and I'm glad to see we won't allow such despicable behaviour.
Badgers? We don't need no steenking badgers
By Vinnie at 12:48 AM | Comments |
July 30, 2007
Afghan Police Find Body of 2nd Slain Hostage
Breaking news via AP/Yahoo News:
GHAZNI, Afghanistan - Police in central Afghanistan at daybreak Tuesday discovered the body of a second South Korean hostage murdered by the Taliban, officials said.
The victim's body was found in the village of Arizo Kalley in Andar District, some 6 miles west of Ghazni city, said Abdul Rahim Deciwal, the chief administrator in the area.
A purported Taliban spokesman claimed the Muslim terrorists murdered the Korean hostage Monday evening because the Afghan government failed to release captured Islamist terrorists.
Update by Vinnie: Okay, I've edited this quote with the actual truth.
UPDATE II:Taliban Set New Deadline
The Taliban commanders set a new deadline of noon on Wednesday.UPDATE: A video has been released of the body being found.
If the Kabul government does not release the Taliban prisoners, then we will kill after 12 oclock we are going to kill Korean hostages, Ahmadi said. It might be a man or a woman... It might be one. It might be two, four. It might be all of them.
Complete Jawa Korean hostage coverage
By at 11:07 PM | Comments |
If you missed it in the theater (what are you, nuts?) 300 comes out on DVD at midnight.
By Vinnie at 10:19 PM | Comments |
Video: Korean Hostages in Afghanistan
A video given to al Jazeera from a source they claim is "outside of Afghanistan" showing some of the Korean hostages. The image above is from that video. The video simply shows some of the female hostages, with their hair forcibly covered, and cowering. The original is said to have 3 men in it, thus it is thought to be at least four days old.
Two hostages have already been murdered by the Taliban. They are Shim Sung-min and Bae Hyung-kyu. 19 of the 21 other hostages who were on a humanitarian mission to Afghanistan are women. The Taliban claim that the Christian missionaries are guilty of death under Islamic law. Under traditional sharia--Islamic law--the penalty for trying to convert a Muslim is death.
Both of the videos shown here are from al Jazeera. Interestingly, the reporter in the second video seems to be more of an advocate than a journalist. Not surprising coming from al Jazeera. She slips and says we are trying to pressure the South Korean government. She later goes on to say that the South Korean delegation is actively trying to pressure the Afghan government into a "hostage swap"--the standard Taliban and radical Islamist phrase, meant to equivocate the Korean hostages to Taliban prisoners of war.
Two seperate al Jazeera English reports.
Complete Korean hostages archives.
By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 04:36 PM | Comments |
On My Hopes Being Dashed
My hopes were just dashed. Lesson here: Never hope.
By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 04:09 PM | Comments |
Second Korean Hostage Murdered!
Shim Sung-min, martyr. Murdered by the Taliban for crimes against Islam. The "crime"? Accused of preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ.
UPDATE 16:40: Video of theTaliban's South Korean hostages.
Breaking news via CNN:
KABUL, Afghanistan (Reuters) -- Taliban kidnappers shot dead a male South Korean hostage on Monday, a spokesman said, accusing the Afghan government of not listening to rebel demands.----
"We shot dead a male captive because the government did not listen to our demands," spokesman Qari Mohammad Yousuf told Reuters by telephone.
UPDATE: Michelle finds another article naming the victim as Sung Sin, most likely 29 year old Shim Sung-min. RIP. If any one has a photo of Shim Sung-min, please send it to me so we can honor this martyr. UPDATE: Found pic at Yonhap News.
In a video released yesterday, a female hostage claimed that the Taliban captors threatened to shoot them one-by-one if their demands weren't met.
UPDATE by Rusty: Where is the outrage?!?!!!!
Yesterday, Qari Youseff Mohammed posted this at the Taliban's website:
Since the captivity of 23 Korean, who had come to Afghanistan as a representatives or preachers under control of International Catholic Church to spread Christianity in Afghanistan, Kabul and Korea started negotiations with us but there in not any successful step in negotiations. In the beginning of negotiations we wanted our prisoners to be released and Korean to leave Afghanistan and showed them our plan but Kabul is not true or pure in negotiation and makes cleaver actions to delay the crisis. So we want from Kabul and Korean government to give us positive answer up to 12 oclock 8th of (Zamari) month. If we dont get positive response up to selected time Emarat-e-Islami will start killing Korean hostages.Remember, this is the true face of the regime that Jihad Johnny Walker Lindh was defending, and now the L.A. Times wants him released!
UPDATE: AllahP notices that the Afghan government claims they have the Taliban who are holding the hostages surrounded. The only problem is that we've been hearing that from the beginning. Let's hope it's true and let's hope that they do go in after them. But I'm not holding my breath.
UPDATE 13:05: I've decided to dedicate a single archive to the Korean hostages in Afghanistan.
UPDATE 13:33: Tim at OpinionBug:
Folks, pleading with these monsters isnt going to bring the hostages home. They are in the hands of men controlled by Satanic forces. And they are doing what is in their evil heart. Murder.Indeed they will.
The hostages continue to be in our hearts and prayers.
UPDATE 13:42:Here are the names of the 19 hostages that are members of the church group: Bae Hyung-kyu (43), Lee Sun-young (37), Seo Myung-hwa (29), Cha Hye-jin (31), Seo Kyung-seok (27), Ko Se-hun (27), Kim Ji-na (32), Kim Kyung-ja (37), Yoo Jung-hwa (39), Je Chang-hee (38), Shim Sung-min (29), Lee Joo-yeon (27), Yoo Kyung-sik (55), Song Byung-woo (33), Lee Young-kyung (22), Han Ji-young (34), Kim Yun-young (35), An Hye-jin (31) and Lee Sung-eun (24). The other hostages are members of an NGO operating in Afghanistan. They have not been identified.
UPDATE 14:14: Fox News has a clip of a video of the hostages aired on al-Jazeera today. UPDATE: So do we. Video of South Korean hostages here.
UPDATE:Taleban rebels turn back on deal and kill second Christian hostage They lied. What a surprise.
Korean Hostage Pleads for Help
Taliban Issues New Deadline To Murder 22 Innocent Christians
A Korean Hostage's Plea for Help
Another Korean Hostage Deadline
What Not to Say When Your Countrymen Are Being Murdered
Taliban Kill MURDER One South Korean Hostage
Time is Up: Taliban to Murder Korean Christian Hostages (UPDATE: Deadline Extended)
Korean Hostages Get A Break, Taliban Spokesman Signs Own Death Warrant
Taliban Demands S. Korea Withdraw Troops from Afghanistan, Or 18 Christian Missionaries Will Be MURDERED
South Korean Christians Kidnapped in Afghanistan
By at 12:16 PM | Comments |
Top Taliban Commander Killed
I'm having a good day. NATO ISAF:
A senior Taliban leader, Qari Faiz Mohammad, was killed by Afghan National Security Forces and ISAF security operation July 23 in southern Afghanistan.Who was he?:
The Taliban leadership has suffered another severe setback, said Lt. Col. Claudia Foss, ISAF spokesperson. Each successful operation ensures insurgent disruption that gives way for stability operations to take place.
ISAF says Qari Faiz Mohammad, a top Taliban commander with close links to supreme leader Mullah Mohammad Omar ... was one of Afghanistans Most Wanted Taliban leaders. He acted as Chairman of the Taliban military council and allegedly financed many Taliban operations launched in Helmand province, according to the BBC.Let's just hope it's the start of a good week.
By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:43 AM | Comments |
Hitchcock & the Baghdad PD
Totten in Baghdad:
This is what it is like most nights during counter-insurgency warfare. Its like were Baghdad PD, one soldier put it. It isnt always open war and explosions and bang-bang. Much of it entails patient police work and the chasing of ghosts....Read the rest.
The Iraqi counter-insurgency would be a hard war to film accurately. Most of the time its so quiet. But its the quiet of an Alfred Hitchcock movie, not of rural Middle America.
Bonus: Is the New York Times about to concede that we just might win in Iraq?
By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:16 AM | Comments |
LA Times Wants Clemency for American Traitor
The LA Times pleads for a sentence reduction for American traitor, Jihad Johnny Walker Lindh. What they fail to mention is that Lindh should have been tried as a traitor, for which the sentence would have been death. All traitors claim that they really love their country, that they would never harm it. They always know better than the rest of the country and its policymakers.
And a note to the Times: when Jihad Johnny took up arms for the Taliban, he full well knew that the US was allied with the Northern Alliance. Hence, his actions were treason. I'd say he got off easy with 20 years. As for the other "comparable" criminals the Times mentions, none of them is an American citizen, and thus not traitors.
By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 09:52 AM | Comments |
Blame Bush: Brits had bin Laden Intel in 1998
Wow, this is outrageous if true. Of course, the Guardian author conveniently leaves out the fact that in 1998-99 it was the Clinton CIA that failed to promise MI6 that Osama bin Laden wouldn't be tortured. Guardian:
Ministers insisted that British secret agents would only be allowed to pass intelligence to the CIA to help it capture Osama bin Laden if the agency promised he would not be tortured, it has emerged.So, who is at fault? George W. Bush, of course, even thought he wasn't President until 3 years later. It's Bush derangement syndrome at its finest.
MI6 believed it was close to finding the al-Qaida leader in Afghanistan in 1998, and again the next year. The plan was for MI6 to hand the CIA vital information about Bin Laden. Ministers including Robin Cook, the then foreign secretary, gave their approval on condition that the CIA gave assurances he would be treated humanely.
By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 09:37 AM | Comments |
Sharia Comes to New York
In America burning a flag is free speech, but flushing the Koran is a felony. Welcome to the brave new world.
Since I have several copies of the Koran laying around the house, I think it's time to flush another one. The image that got The Jawa Report officially banned in India, shortly after the Mumbai bombings. The Indian government apparently under the impression that Koran flushings cause terrorism.
UPDATE: Like the dog and peanut butter, it is my Koran.
By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 09:09 AM | Comments |
Abu Hamza Dislikes Prison, Claims Abuse, Pain, Racism
So Abu Hamza is having a hard time doing his hard time? But I thought he welcomed being imprisoned as a blessing of Allah, who is testing him?
Via The Telegraph: The wife of Abu Hamza, the jailed Muslim cleric, has complained about her husband's treatment in a high-security London prison.One of the workers at the prison says,
Hamza, 49, dubbed the "preacher of hate", is serving seven years for inciting the murder of non-Muslims.
In a letter to a London-based Islamic organisation, Nagat Mostafa, 46, said her husband claimed to be the victim of racist bullying and Islamophobia in Belmarsh jail.
Her letter to al-Maqreze Centre for Historical Studies was sent shortly after Hamza - who is fitted with hooks on both hands - underwent surgery in May to remove an inch of bone from his left arm stump, which had become infected....
..."My husband says the racist bullying and Islamophobia against him have intensified."..
"Put it this way, we're a power station and you don't want us to explode. The radical Muslims make the IRA look like kittens."OK, I kinda almost feel sorry for the old cripple. Lets look back at one of Abu Hamza's statements and see how we feel afterward.
According to Abu Hamza, Jewish people were subhuman and no further up the evolutionary scale than monkeys. It was Allah's will that they should be exterminated. He even seemed to suggest that Adolf Hitler had been sent to earth by Allah to carry out the task. 'Not only did they become monkeys, but Allah put a law on Earth that wherever always Allah will send in people to humiliate them, to kill them, and to punish them. And Hitler is not far from us,' said Hamza....Well as they say, cry me a river.
Hat Tips: Anti Idiotarian Rottweiler and Prairie Pundit.
Abu Hamza Videos: "Allah is Happy When the Kafir (Unbeliever) is Killed"
I'd link every racist call for murder we have on Abu Hamza, but that would take all day.
By Howie at 08:59 AM | Comments |
July 29, 2007
From the Minds of Morons to Mouths of Morons
Ever wonder how moronic conspiracy theories are mainstreamed in the post-newspaper era of news?
Charles highlights the Arc of the Conspiracy - from the most leftarded nonsense at the Daily Kos to a Soros-funded propaganda mill called Think Progress, to the newsdesk of the mentally-deranged leftist mouthbreather Keith Olbermann.
Pretty neat, huh? And by neat, I mean idiotic.
By Good Lt. at 09:41 PM | Comments |
Korean Hostage Pleads for Help
This news report contains audio of a hostage's call to the Reuters news service, begging for help. In the call, the woman says they have been held for 9 days (they were kidnapped on July 19). She says the Taliban are threatening to kill them one by one. Continued prayers for their safe release.
UPDATE:Female Korean captive interviewed by Reuters identified as English interpreter
By at 09:05 PM | Comments |
Autopsy Report: German Hostage Died of Gunshot Wounds
No surprise here: German hostage Ruediger Diedrich, kidnapped last week in Wardak province, Afghanistan, was still alive when he was cold-bloodedly gunned down by his Taliban captors. Mr. Diedrich collapsed during a forced march through a desert region, and was shot when he couldn't keep up. There had been questions whether he was already dead from a heart attack or complications of diabetes when his abductors shot him in the knees and back. Via Deutsche Welle:
An autopsy performed on the body of the hostage's colleague, which was found last week and returned to Germany, showed the man had died of gunshot wounds. German officials were previously uncertain whether the 44-year-old was executed or died of the [rest of line is missing].
The mass-circulation Bild am Sonntag said the man had been shot in the knees and back. It quoted German security sources after an autopsy carried out in Cologne on Thursday.
The German Foreign Ministry declined to comment on the report and staff at the forensic institution where the autopsy was carried out said further tests were being made before a final report was released, probably in the first week in August. The dead man leaves behind a widow and a school-aged son.
The surviving hostage, 62-year-old Rudolf B., is now in his second week of captivity. His abductors are demanding the release of 10 Taliban prisoners in Afghan custody.
By at 07:16 PM | Comments |
Sudan: Jooos Behind Genocide in Darfur
The Joooos made us commit genocide.
Ynet via Prairie Pundit: Sudan's defense minister, Abdel Rahim Mohamed Hussein, has accused "24 Jewish organizations" of "fueling the conflict in Darfur" last week in an interview with a Saudi newspaper.The answer Prairie Pundit's question, No, No there isn't anything worse.
Hussein was interviewed during an official state-visit to the Saudi kingdom last week.
A journalist from Saudi Arabia's Okaz newspaper asked Hussein: "Some people are talking about the penetration of Jewish organizations in Darfur and that there is no conflict there?"
By Howie at 06:45 PM | Comments |
"A Trail of Broken Lives"
The Washington Post has a front-page article today on the security contractors kidnapped in Iraq last November. The author, Steve Fainaru, who has written extensively on private contractors in Iraq, serves up a scathing indictment of the lax management of the now-defunct Crescent Security Group, which employed the four Americans and 1 Austrian abducted when the convoy they were guarding was ambushed at a fake checkpoint near Basra.
Fainaru says that on the day of the ambush, none of the Iraqi contractors who were supposed to accompany the convoy showed up, but that the company allowed the trip to go forward with only 7 guards. The company says they were unaware of the situation and blamed the kidnapped contractors for "screwing up" the operation:
Former senior managers with Crescent denied any wrongdoing and said the guards who were seized had been well equipped and simply failed to thwart the kidnappers.
"We pretty much catered to them. We spoiled them," said Scott Schneider, the company's former director of security. "You know, basically the operators screwed up," he added. "I mean, you hate to speak ill of people, but the way the situation transpired, they just made mistake after mistake" as the convoy came under attack.
[. . .]
Security experts described the lapses as unconscionable. "It's insane. I don't know how you could sleep," said Cameron Simpson, country operations manager for ArmorGroup International, a British firm that protects one-third of all nonmilitary convoys in Iraq. ArmorGroup normally assigns 20 security contractors to protect no more than 10 tractor-trailers.
Fainaru describes how a month before the ill-fated trip, Crescent Security's entire arsenal of weapons was stolen and sold on the black market. Several employees were fired and were later identified as being in the group that attacked the convoy.
The article also includes excerpts from interviews with the five contractors just two weeks before the ambush, and previously unseen video clips:
Steve Fainaru will be available tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. for a live online Q&A session.
Let's continue to pray for the safe return of John Young, Jon Cote, Josh Munns, Paul Reuben and Bert Nussbaumer.
Crossposted at Not Ready for my Burqua
By at 02:29 PM | Comments |
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