Archive for January, 2006
Last week authorities found two sophisticated bombs with remote detonators and other bomb making materials in a hotel room in Arlington, Texas. The unidentified occupant of the room recently died in a Arlington Hospital. Authorities were called in after hotel staff made the discovery of the bombs.
Today, Northeast Intelligence Network reports the dead mystery man was identified as Richard Wayne Fowler. His social security number had many other names and addresses associated with it, raising suspicions on the intent of the bombs.
Reports detailed two cylindrical bombs, a duffel bag of ammunition and other items were found in the room of a man who died at an Arlington hospital earlier in the week. The management of the hotel notified police at approximately 6:00 p.m. on Friday and reported what they found inside the man’s room. Authorities described the bomb assembly as two cylinders “about 15 inches long, about 3 inches in diameter and connected to each other by 10 to 12 feet of wire. The bombs were filled with black powder, gunshot pellets and enough bullets to create a spray of shrapnel if exploded.”
Authorities considered themselves lucky to have make this discovery before the bombs could have been used for whatever their purpose was.
by J. Grant Swank, Jr.
She stood there in public. She told the crowd watching that she had already offered three sons to Allah in suicide bombs. This was seen in a worldwide telecast after the so-called Hamas "win."
This mother then turned to her other three sons. She kissed them on the cheek. Then the Islamic fanatic informed the listeners that those living sons would be offered to Allah in suicide bombs as well.
This is the insane cult that the reasonable, free world is up against. We are confronted with not just this one crazed woman but millions upon millions of nuthouse males and females who would lay down their skin for Allah. But not only their own bodies, but the bodies of their very offspring.
This is the Old Testament idol Moloch returned. Then mothers offered their newborns on the idols’ outstretched hands. Beneath the hands was fire in flames leaping upward to burn the child to death. Mothers concluded they had appeased the god.
Today the same exits. Those inspecting suicide bombings have come upon little children tied to steering wheels of vehicles with suicide bomb straps around their waists, their hands locked to the steering column so that they could not escape. Some adult or adults tied those innocent ones to the death bomb in sacrifice to the demon, Allah.
This is not a religion among world religions. This is a hellish cult set loose upon the planet. It creeps everywhere all the time. Four thousand Muslim web sites lie about the cult, describing it as a "peace religion," even rewriting the Koran to make a killing passage to appears as a peace passage. This lying is presently spread throughout the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) web site.
On the Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) web site the same occurs in redefining terms. The term "jihad" is defined on the lying site as overcoming obstacles within one’s person so as to be a better person. That is not what "jihad" means. It means killing and maiming infidels until all non-Muslims are slain from the globe.
The woman who is willing to give her six sons in suicide has now been elected an official of the new Hamas rule. This is the caliber of the new "government." Of course, Hamas knows nothing of governing anything except how to load a gun. Further, Hamas has no money to govern or pay its new public. Yet the madmen and madwomen are proud of their new official titles and will continue to boast on their exploits for the devil, Allah.
Hugo Chavez has threatened to arrest and detain any US Embassy official, especially military attachés, if suspected or found spying on Venezuela. He clams that the US officials have been in contact with Venezuelan military officers and are suspected of espionage for the Pentagon.
This is the latest in a series of Chavez saber-rattling tirades against the United States. In December, he threatened to expel US military advisers helping the Venezuelan military to combat drug trafficking in Venezuela. And recently, he has established diplomatic ties with first Cuba, then Red China and he has been buying arms form Red China that no doubt are coming through the Panama Canal.
He always refers to President Bush as "Mr. Danger" or to likes of Satan and he has repeatedly accused the Bush Administration trying to overthrow him. When the rabid leader survived a 2002 coup by anti-socialist Venezuelans, he claimed that the coup was backed by the US government, but he has yet to show any evidence of such "backing."
The National Ledger reports:
US intelligence officials say Chavez’s accusations of plots are populist rhetoric meant to shore up his support among poor voters. His critics South America and within the Beltway believe he’s a threat to democracy in Venezuela and overseas.
Vice President Jose Vicente Rangel — no relation to Democrat Congressman Charlie Rangel — said several low-ranking Venezuelan army officers had been discovered leaking secrets to the United States.
But Chavez’s government has failed to reveal how many officers were actually involved or have officials confirmed that anyone has been detained.
In what appears to be headed towards a Stalinist purge, Alonso Medina, an attorney for one man detained in the investigation, said his client, Jacinto Nouel, is a former firefighter and dentist and he’s been jailed on charges of spying and threatening the security of the military.
Chavez is a dangerous man. He has threatened to cut his oil supplies to the U.S. Unfortunately there are many governments south of the border who are backing his left-wing ideas, including communisit Cuba and China.
By Pete Fisher
Well, now that Hamas is at the helm once again, leading the Palestinians into the Dark Ages, the world is once again put in a situation where we have to find a way to deal with them. Not just as the well know terror group under Arafat, but as an elected government of a people known for constant bloodshed.
It makes me wonder sometimes if there will ever be a solution to that side of the world and the religious ideologies that support bloodshed and slaughter under the dictates of Islam. I have serious doubts that as long as so many are so deceived and have been for generations, that peace can thrive between Islam and the rest of the world.
But I am willing to give it a shot. Why not? I have seen and heard so many Muslims claiming this is not Islam, and that Islam is indeed a peaceful religion. And in the same breath I hear how naïve my understanding of the Koran is; that we as non-Mohammedans simply have no clue as to our understanding of the Koran.
So I say put your faith into action all you followers of Mohammed. Leave these lands of ignorant people and go forth into the world and teach your own. Sell your belongings in America , Europe, Canada , Israel , and move to those areas where millions of Muslims are defiling your religion. Take all that hard earned money the infidels provided for you and use it to build schools that teach your peaceful brand of Islam.
Build mosques and preach your message in the streets as you do in Michigan . Buy those loudspeakers and debate with the mullahs who teach slaughter and hate in the name of your god and prophet. Stand up for your faith and call these terrorist like Bin Laden out in the street and have a showdown with the truth. Rid Islam of what you claim is distorted doctrine and cleanse the minds of your people with your version of the truth.
Five months ago over a thousand journalists covered the drama in the Gaza. Not one explored the other side of The Wall or interviewed Mordecahi Vanunu, a Christian held captive in Jerusalem who stands trial beginning January 25, 2006 because he exercised the inalienable right to free speech.
Jerusalem, Israel (PRWEB) January 25, 2006 — Begins the most recent trial of Mordechai Vanunu, a Christian in Jerusalem fighting for the inalienable right to free speech.
Five months ago over a thousand journalists covered the drama in the Gaza. Not one explored the building of more illegal settlements, OR the continuing land and water grab of The Wall and its effects on the Palestinian economy OR interviewed Mordecahi Vanunu, a Christian held captive in Jerusalem.
After enduring 18 years in jail for blowing the whistle on Israel’s underground WMD program in the Negev, Vanunu was released April 2004 under the draconian restrictions of the Emergency Defense Regulations which were implemented first by Britain against Palestinians and Jews after World War II.
Vanunu, a Moroccan secular Jew atheist, was baptized a Christian just days before being kidnapped, clubbed, drugged , bound and thrown onto an Israeli cargo ship leaving Rome for home by the Mossad. After a closed door trial and 18 years in jail he has lived in the guest house at St Georges Cathedral in Jerusalem forbidden to leave Israel.
Last week’s latest Mexican-standoff between three Texas sheriff’s deputies, at least two Texas state troopers and at least 10 heavily armed men from the Mexican side of the Rio Grande has validated a serious breech of border security, that left unchecked will cause loss of lives. There have been over 216 incursions since the late 1990′s and several Border Patrol agents have been wounded in the confrontations.
Mexican officials have insisted their military is not involved with these incidents. Fox News reports:
The Mexican Foreign Relations Department issued a statement saying that drug traffickers and other organized criminals have used uniforms and vehicles before. "It is possible that these actions were designed to damage the image of our armed forces," it said.
The article continues:
Police stopped and watched as the vehicles began to cross the shallow river into Mexico. Both sides — the Americans and the smugglers — had their weapons drawn.
One SUV got stuck in the river, and another blew a tire on the Texas side. Its driver ran into Mexico.
U.S. Ambassador Tony Garza has called for an investigation by Mexican officials over these incidents. Now the Mexican government are putting the blame on the U.S. World Net Daily reports Mexico’s response:
"Members of the U.S. Army have helped protect people who were processing and transporting drugs," Derbez told a news conference. "And just as that has happened … it is very probable that something like that could have happened, that in reality they (the uniformed men at the border) were members of some of their groups disguised as Mexican soldiers with Humvees."
Texas Governor Rick Perry has ordered an investigation.
It has always been suspected that the reported news may be less than the truth. Former CNN anchorman Aaron Brown addressed Florida’s Society of the Four Arts at Palm Beach on Tuesday. His words were not kind when describing his fellow newscaster and reporters in the cable news industry.
The Palm Beach Daily News reports:
"Truth no longer matters in the context of politics and, sadly, in the context of cable news," said Aaron Brown, whose four-year period as anchor of CNN’s NewsNight ended in November, when network executives gave his job to Anderson Cooper in a bid to push the show’s ratings closer to front-runner Fox News.
When NewsNight spent four hours covering the arrest of actor Robert Blake for the murder of his wife, Brown received thousands of e-mails criticizing the amount of time the show spent on the story. Nevertheless, that show, which aired in April 2002, received the highest ratings of any program since NewsNight’s coverage of the November 2001 crash of American Airlines flight 587.
Important issues, such as the prosecution of the war in Iraq at home and abroad, are being clouded over by "mud-wrestling" that skirts substance, he said. Consider what he called "the swift-boating of John Murtha," the Democratic congressman whose war record was smeared when he called for an exit strategy in Iraq. "Cable didn’t search for the truth, but engaged in mock debates pitting those making the charges against Murtha’s defenders," he said.
Many Americans on the left and the right aren’t interested in the truth, but simply want news that confirms their viewpoints, he said. "You’d think that it’s no more complex than good vs. evil," he said.
It is now getting to the point that in order to get the truth, you have search and discern it for yourself. It is no wonder that the reported news is presented in such a way as to mold opinion and to cover the truth.
From Stop The ACLU!
Convincing liberals that the ACLU is leading us down a dangerous path is about as productive as talking to a rock. Perhaps this is because I mostly deal with far left liberals who share the same insane views and have the same radical agenda as the ACLU. Anyone who believes that the ACLU is there to purely defend the Constitution is naive at best. Surely there are some moderate liberals out there that can concede that the organization is in need of reform.
A balanced society can not survive resting in the fringe. A Nation only concerned with security will drift toward a police state, and one that follows the absolutist views of liberty like the ACLU will drift toward anarchy.
The ACLU proudly display a banner that states, Keep America Safe and Free, but any honest person will admit that the ACLU have done nothing for the safety of America. As a matter of fact, all evidence leads to quite the opposite. The ACLU are always ready to put the security of America at risk in the pursuit of its absolutist views of liberty.
Many of the ACLU’s former leaders have noticed the irresponsible shifting of the ACLU away from true civil liberty protection into a much more dangerous agenda. For example take the words of this former Executive Director of the ACLU
The right to express unpopular opinions, advocate despised ideas and display graphic images is something the ACLU has steadfastly defended for all of its nearly 80-year history.
But the ACLU, a group for which I proudly worked as executive director of the Florida and Utah affiliates for more than 10 years, has developed a blind spot when it comes to defending anti-abortion protesters. The organization that once defended the right of a neo-Nazi group to demonstrate in heavily Jewish Skokie, Ill., now cheers a Portland, Ore., jury that charged a group of anti-abortion activists with $107 million in damages for expressing their views. Gushed the ACLU’s press release: “We view the jury’s verdict as a clarion call to remove violence and the threat of violence from the political debate over abortion.”
Were the anti-abortion activists on trial accused of violence? No. Did they threaten violence? Not as the ACLU or Supreme Court usually defines it, when in the context of a call for social change.
The activists posted a Web site dripping with animated blood and titled “The Nuremberg Files,” after the German city where the Nazis were tried for their crimes. Comparing abortion to Nazi atrocities, the site collected dossiers on abortion doctors, whom they called “baby butchers.” …
This is ugly, scary stuff. But it is no worse than neo-Nazi calls for the annihilation of the Jewish people, or a college student posting his rape fantasies about a fellow coed on the Web, both of which the ACLU has defended in the past.
None of the anti-abortion group’s intimidating writings explicitly threatened violence. Still, the ACLU of Oregon refused to support the defendants’ First Amendment claims. Instead, it submitted a friend-of-the-court brief taking no one’s side but arguing that speech constitutes a physical threat only when the speaker intends his statement to be taken as one.
…Before anti-abortion zealots started getting sued, the ACLU had much more tolerance for menacing speech. Few of the 20th century’s great social movements were entirely peaceable. The labor, civil-rights, antiwar, environmental and black-power movements were an amalgam of violence, civil disobedience and highly charged rhetoric. But to gag fiery speakers who call for harm to the establishment because others in the movement pursue their political goals with fists, guns or bombs would do terrible damage to strong, emotive pleas tot social change. It is something neither the ACLU nor, thankfully, the courts have countenanced in the past.
That’s why in 1969 the ACLU helped defend a Ku Klux Klan member who had called for violence against the president, Congress and the Supreme Court. At the ACLU’s urging, the Supreme Court ruled that speech advocating violence was constitutionally protected unless it incited imminent lawless action and was likely to produce such action. This case was later used to defend the speech of black militants.
The ACLU also applauded a 1982 Supreme Court decision that found that speeches promising violent reprisals were protected by the First Amendment. During the civil-rights movement, a leader of the NAACP called for “breaking the necks” of blacks who violated a boycott of white-owned businesses in Mississippi, and published a list of those who did. Some of the boycott violators were beaten. The court ruled that despite the atmosphere of fear, all the speeches and lists were part of a debate on a public issue that needed to be “uninhibited, robust, and wide-open.”
I would argue that the Constitution doesn’t protect all of these extreme positions of the ACLU, but that isn’t the point he is trying to make. The issue is the ACLU’s curious commitment to “uninhibited, robust, and wide-open” free speech when it involves things such as virtual child pornography, but not when it involves a something like a boss making racially offensive statements.
Unfortunately, there are some people who are so hypnotized by the ACLU’s absolutist views and of the ACLU’s campaign for pedophilia and child pornography that they are prepared to defend an organization that has become a shadow of its former self–a group that lets its idealistic and skewed understanding of the establishment clause trump freedom of religion and freedom of speech.
Stop the ACLU had the opportunity last year of interviewing a former ACLU lawyer. He was concerned with much of the same things.
The ACLU played a helpful role in the civil rights movement defending these people, and I can’t turn my back on that. I have to give credit where credit is due.” “But….that being said, what they have done in the past is completely eviscerated by what they do in the present. The ACLU has become a fanatical anti-faith Taliban of American religious secularism.”
“The ACLU is involved in the secular cleansing of our history. This is not just a fight about free exercise, but about the protection of our American history. The ACLU want to deny America the knowledge of their Christian heritage.”
It seems that the many of the ACLU’s greatest critics came from their very ranks. The division within the ACLU will continue as long as the ACLU continues on the irresponsible, hypocritical path it is on. America needs a civil liberties union, sadly the ACLU isn’t doing that job. If the ACLU succeeds in the dangerous direction it is steering America, they will ironically be putting in jeopardy the very liberty they claim to protect.
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Remember American teenager born of Iraqi parents, Farris Hassan, who skipped school on December 13, and ran away to Iraq? His parents have been living here in the U.S. for 35 years and their son was inspired by a journalism homework assignment and just wanted to get a feel for Iraq.
That was the official story story carried by the main-stream media. But good investigative reporting has exposed the possible truth and cover-up of his Middle East misadventures. No one questioned his reason for his trip which was inspired by his "journalism homework assignment."
From a recent posting on Northeast Intelligence Network website:
Even the most basic research found that Farris Hassan was NOT enrolled in any journalism class at Pine Crest, which should automatically cast doubt on the true nature of his journey. Lourdes Cowgill, president of the Pine Crest School, said that Hassan was never given an "immersion journalism" assignment and added that there is, in fact, no journalism class at the school. Also, the school confirmed that the boy’s father, Dr. Redha Hassan not only knew of his son’s intended travels, but authorized his absence, which is inconsistent with his initial public statements.
Further, investigation found a number of other inconsistencies in the public statements made by Dr. Redha Hassan. Although it was initially reported that neither parent knew of the young boy’s intended travels, it was ultimately revealed that Dr. Hassan actually assisted his son. He admitted that he arranged for his son’s flight into Baghdad through his political connections, even though he knew the grave risks to “foreigners” wandering the streets of Baghdad. [According to a January 2, 2005 CNN news story, Hassan's father said that he had helped his son get a visa into Iraq from Beirut. The elder Hassan said he was leaving Iraq himself when the teen called, unable to get into the country from Kuwait. He told him to go to Lebanon and said he spoke with him almost daily].
Perhaps most importantly, research and investigation into Dr. Redha Hassan found that he was arrested by the FBI in 1985 for forging 2000 Iraqi passports and military I.D. cards and seeking to forge 2,000 more. Dr. Hassan asked his next-door-neighbor and print store owner Joel Feinstein to make the passports and IDs. According to Feinstein, Dr. Hassan claimed the documents were for his family in Iraq. Feinstein reported the request to the FBI, and became an operational asset for the federal government, leading to Hassan’s arrest. Also arrested were two of Farris’s uncles and a "pro-Khomeini" activist identified as Salah Jawad Shubber. Interestingly, Dr. Hassan, who also went by the name Redha K. Alsawaf, was also the President of the now defunct Florida non-profit organization World Orphanage & Refugee Relief Foundation at the time of his arrest. Authorities dropped the charges against Hassan, and Shubber ultimately pled guilty to conspiracy charges.
Farris Hassan’s initial stop was Amsterdam, Netherlands, where he claims that he bought a ticket on KLM Airlines. From Amsterdam, Hassan headed to Kuwait City, where he alleges that he tried to cross the Kuwait-Iraq border twice by taxi, but was turned away due to Iraqi elections. At that point, it appears that Hassan sought assistance from his father, who told Farris to travel to Beirut and stay with family friends. Obligingly, Farris spent ten days in Beirut, and while there, met with a media relations officer of the terrorist group Hezbollah at their Central Press Office. This meeting was arranged through the assistance of his hosts – the family’s friends.
Hezbollah is a Shiite Muslim organization based in Lebanon and tied to Iran. They have a significant presence in Iraq, and an army that is resolved to drive the Americans out of Iraq. Given the family history, the inconsistencies and the public contradictions, could it be that Hassan was going to Iraq to join Hezbollah to fight against the "American occupation?" Perhaps those are the questions that need to be asked.
So one has to ask what was behind Hassan’s trip to Iraq? Was he trying to get himself involved with the war?
Alexandria, VA—The following is a statement issued by Media Research Center President Brent Bozell concerning USA Today’s front-page story about the tally of wounded US troops decreasing in the Iraq War in 2005. Bozell notes that the majority of the national media ignored this positive development:
“USA Today should be commended for their balanced coverage of the Iraq war by reporting the significant decline of overall casualties in yesterday’s story ‘U.S. tally of wounded drops 26%.’ This good news certainly deserves the same attention that negative war-related headlines continually receive. USA Today recognized the importance of the story and ran it on its front page. But the rest of the media continue to demonstrate their pessimistic bias about the war by failing to cover this important development.”
“Over and over again, the national media find the time and space to cover negative news on the war. They must begin highlighting contrasting news as well – especially if the highest-circulated newspaper in the nation deems it front-page worthy. But the New York Times, the Washington Post, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, and Fox News Channel did not mention this encouraging news.
“Because of the story’s prominence in USA Today, no one has an excuse for disregarding this story. Claiming ignorance of this news is akin to admitting job incompetence,” Bozell concluded.
For a review of the media’s reporting record on the Iraq War, please see MRC’s Special Report "TV’s Bad News Brigade: ABC, CBS and NBC’s Defeatist Coverage of the War in Iraq"