Archive for March, 2007

Border Insecurity As America Faces WMD Terror

Saturday, March 31st, 2007

By Bill West*

A few days ago, a rickety wooden sailboat overloaded with some 100 illegal Haitians penetrated our nation’s coastal defenses in south Florida. The Haitians made landfall just north of Miami near a fire station along the beach and, thanks to observant citizens, authorities did manage to capture what were by then compliant but dehydrated and voyage weary wannabe refugees, one of whom unfortunately died in the effort to reach American shores. This is yet another sad chapter in the ongoing sad saga of the poor and porous border security we have in the United States. If 100+ hapless Haitian refugees on a decrepit wooden sailboat can evade detection by the best efforts of the US military and law enforcement to secure our borders from such intrusion, can we truly expect that a sophisticated and well funded terrorist organization, or hostile foreign intelligence service, will have any trouble penetrating those border defenses?

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The myth of multiculturalism

Saturday, March 31st, 2007

An impossible dream now at the crossroads worldwide

By Kenneth T. Tellis

When Amandeep Atwal, a Kitimat, British Columbia teenager was stabbed 17 times by her father Rajinder Atwal on July 30, 2003, could there have been any doubt that the old ways are hard to change? Atwal also slashed his daughter’s face. Is having an old-world mentality an acceptable excuse for such a crime? I think not! When a person who is steeped in another culture immigrates to a new country in the West, that person must realize that the mores of his/her country of origin and racial or religious background have no bearing on the new society. The mores of the new western society are now what he/she will have to live with, and by.

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Brits: Tell Iranians What They Want to Hear

Saturday, March 31st, 2007

by Bill Levinson

The British hostages in Iran should feel no shame whatsoever for telling their kidnappers whatever their kidnappers want to hear, and they should have every confidence that the entire civilized world knows exactly what is going on. In retrospect, similar advice or even orders should have been given to American service personnel like John McCain, who were physically abused for refusing to make false statements against the United States: tell your captors whatever they want to hear, and don’t worry about it hurting your country.

The Hague and Geneva Conventions require prisoners of war to give their captors only their names, ranks, and serial numbers. The fact that the British hostages have given the Iranians more, in terms of “confessions” that they entered Iran’s territorial waters, plus Iran’s televising their pictures (it is a war crime to humiliate prisoners of war by broadcasting their pictures) has already told the civilized world what is going on. Iran obviously threatened its prisoners with physical abuse, and they need not be ashamed of complying with this pirate “nation’s” demands under duress.

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1979 Again

Friday, March 30th, 2007

By Andrew L. Jaffee

Is it the 1979 Iran hostage crisis all over again (goon-squad kidnapping)? Would it be a surprise as Iranian President Ahmadinejad has been identified “as one of the key individuals holding Americans inside the [U.S.] embassy [in Tehran, 1979]?” One of the Brits now being held hostage by Iran’s Islamo-fascists has most likely been coerced at gunpoint into a “confession:”

“I would like to apologise for entering your waters without permission.”

Yeah, right. The experience of Brits captured in 2004 by Iranian “Revolutionary Guard” provides some scary insight into the mindset of the Islamo-fascists. One of the former hostages: [Continued below...]

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House Members Oppose Airline Security Bill

Friday, March 30th, 2007

by Bill Levinson

As reported by American Congress for Truth, H.R. 1401, the Rail and Public Transportation Security Act of 2007, passed the U.S. House of Representatives. This legislation immunizes citizens from being sued for reporting, in good faith, suspicious activities like six imams chanting to Allah in an airport, arranging themselves on a passenger airplane the way the 9/11 hijackers did, and then asking for seat belt extenders for possible use of weapons against the flight crew or other passengers. See below for the list of House members who, by voting against this legislation, were effectively voting in favor of another 9/11.

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Emerson Corrects CAIR Whitewash

Friday, March 30th, 2007

By Andrew L. Jaffee

The Council on American-Islamic Relations’ (CAIR’s) ties to terrorism have become well-known, but not if you read the New York Times. Luckily, Steve Emerson has tried to highlight the truth about CAIR, writing for The New Republic. A snippet is shown below, but you should read Emerson’s entire article:

…Yet, just as people began to realize this and to ostracize CAIR accordingly, The New York Times arrived with a life raft. Earlier this month, Neil MacFarquhar wrote an incredibly generous profile called “Scrutiny Increases for a Group Advocating for Muslims in U.S.” MacFarquhar’s piece is so fraught with errors–of commission and omission–that it is a coup of CAIR propaganda. …

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The True History of Slavery

Friday, March 30th, 2007

History can be always be distorted or manipulated to suit the ends of those who want to put forward their erroneous viewpoints

By Kenneth T. Tellis

This is the story of a conversation with an Haitian taxi driver and his call for reparations from the white, European colonial powers because of their involvement in the slave trade. It needs a rebuttal, which will at the very least brings to the fore all of the issues concerned.

If we go back in biblical times and even before that, slavery has been the normal tactic of conquerors. If we go back to beginning of the Islamic period, we will note that slavery began in earnest after 632 A.D. The Arabian Caliph sent an agent named Mohammed Ali to Africa to capture and bring back slaves to Arabia soon after the 7th century. At that time the Arabs did not consider Africans as humans, but only as chattel.

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Pork-Monitoring for Republicans Only?

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

By Andrew L. Jaffee

I would hope that fiscal responsibility be a common goal for both Republicans and Democrats. I’m sure most Americans want a balanced budget and sensible spending, not pork. So should only Republican spending be monitored? During the last 12 years while Republicans held Congress, pork-barrel spending was monitored. But “a month after Democrats took control of the Congress,” and promised to control uncontrolled spending, tracking of pork has been stopped. From the Washington Times:

The federal agency that tracked pork-barrel spending during the 12 years of the Republican congressional majority has discontinued the practice since Democrats took power, riling lawmakers suspicious of the timing and concerned about the pace of fat being added to bills. … [continued below]

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Mugabe’s Gestapo Strike Opposition… Again

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

By Andrew L. Jaffee

It wasn’t enough that Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe had opposition party leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, beaten up. Tsvangirai refused to be intimidated, and pushed forward with a planned news conference. So Mugabe had Tsvangirai arrested. What’s Mugabe got to worry about? He’s rich, safe, and comfortable, and to heck with his own people, whom he calls “filth,” and who are suffering badly:

Zimbabweans are grappling with the world’s highest inflation – 1,700% a year – while unemployment and poverty are widespread.

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MoveOn.org Members: You Have Been Betrayed

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

Michael Moore posts Cindy Sheehan’s accusation that MoveOn.org “fabricated” a member poll, while George Soros buys Halliburton stock

by Bill Levinson

The producer depends for his prosperity upon serving the people. He may get by for a while serving himself, but, if he does, it will be purely accidental, and when the people wake up to the fact that they are not being served, the end of that producer is in sight. –Henry Ford, My Life and Work

The end of MoveOn.org is now within visible sight as well, because it has become obvious that the organization exists to serve the interests, not of its rank and file members, but of (to use Cindy Sheehan’s words) “elitist wannabe power-brokers” like Eli Pariser and Namrita Chaudhary, along with the agenda of international financier George Soros.

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CAIR Shuns Rally Against Islamofascism

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

By Andrew L. Jaffee

If the Council on American Islamic Relations’ (CAIR) official mission is “to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding,” then why would it refuse to participate in a rally denouncing Islamist terrorism? The reasons are obvious, as Senator Charles Schumer (D, New York) characterizes CAIR as an organization “which we know has ties to terrorism” (more evidence shown below).

The United American Committee (UAC) has scheduled a second annual Rally Against Islamofascism Day (R.A.I.D.) for Saturday March 31st, 2007, the purpose of which is “a joint effort of organizations in a common goal of educating others to the dangers posed by radical Islam. ‘This is an opportunity for people of all walks of life to come together, setting aside political or religious differences’.”

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Iran trys to hold UK hostage

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

By Andrew L. Jaffee

Not only is Iran holding British sailors hostage, it is trying to bully the British nation into making concessions. Typical terrorist victim syndrome: We hurt you but it is your fault that we hurt you:

Iran may delay the release of the female British sailor if Britain takes the issue to the U.N. Security Council or freezes relations, the country’s top negotiator Ali Larijani said Thursday. …

If Britain follows through with its policies on the 15 British sailors and marines detained by Iran last week, Larijani said “this case may face a legal path” — a clear reference to Iran’s prosecuting the sailors in court.

Prosecution for what? For UK soldiers legally patrolling Iraq’s sovereign territorial waters?

…the British Ministry of Defense released satellite data that it says proves the British sailors were operating in Iraqi territorial waters when they were captured – not, as Tehran claims, in Iranian waters.

Iran’s actions may be a “calculated move,” but a dangerous game of chess it is.

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House GOP protects airline John Doe’s (from CAIR)

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

By Andrew L. Jaffee

CAIR and its “friends” have sought to silence Americans whom report suspicious activities (e.g., terrorism), but House Republicans today acted to protect citizens who take their constitutional rights and responsibilities seriously. In addition, the American Islamic Forum for Democracy has offered help to such responsible Americans.

On March 19, Andrew Whitehead reported:

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A true cycle of violence

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

By Andrew L. Jaffee

For years we’ve heard the yadda yadda about the “cycle of violence” between Israelis and Palestinians, which Max Abrahms of the National Review has aptly termed a “fallacy.” Israelis are simply defending themselves from Palestinian chaos. For a true “cycle of violence,” we only need look to Shiites vs. Sunnis in Iraq:

Shiite militants and police enraged by massive truck bombings in the northwestern town of Tal Afar went on a revenge spree against Sunni residents there Wednesday, killing as many as 60 people, officials said.

The gunmen began roaming Sunni neighborhoods in the city, shooting at residents and homes, according to police and a local Sunni politician.

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Do the French Want Order?

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

By Andrew L. Jaffee

“We are the only country where it is considered abnormal to arrest someone who doesn’t pay for his [subway] ticket. If the police is not there to ensure a minimum of order, what exactly is its role?” Mr Sarkozy said.

- BBC, 28 March 2007

Good question, Mr. Sarkozy. But I must add, “What do your people want, chaos or order?” Here’s what happened in Paris today:

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