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Friday, October 30, 2009

Critics Say Photos of Kim Jong Il Are Really Of a Look-Alike

Damn Funny if you ask me ! Little Kimmie has stand in's , just like Saddam insane had when he had full control of Iraq !
Even funnier is , if to be true , then Bill Clinton may have been Duped by A Phony Version of the Dear Leader !

A number of analysts are convinced that photos released of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Il are not really of the dear leader — but rather a strikingly good look-alike.

Observers say the communist country's leader is too sick to make appearances, including August's meeting with former President Bill Clinton, the Christian Science Monitor reports.

Evidence of the resemblance is not verified, but several North Korean refugees report that Kim has several people standing in for him on some of the 122 trips he's made this year, the paper reports.

Ha Tae-young, president of Open Radio for North Korea, cites one recent North Korean defector who claimed he knew a girl whose father was an actor for Kim.

"Recently Kim Jong Il loses fat. He's very skinny these days. The defector says, 'If Kim Jong Il looks skinny, the actor can do the same thing'," Ha said.

Video: CCTV of Naples mafia hit released in attempt to catch killer

And not just in Mexico are there open assassinations on the streets ! Italy has their problems with the Mob Still .
Follow the link to see the Video !
A woman scratches her lottery card outside a bar in Naples as a hitman shoots a man standing behind her, then walks away.

The CCTV footage from the Sanita neighbourhood of Naples has been released by prosecutors searching for the killer.

The video, from five months ago, shows a man in a baseball hat shooting Mariano Bacio Tarracino, 53, who had a Mafia criminal record. He then fires a shot into Tarracino's head.

Although the killer’s face was visible and there were several bystanders, police have been unable to identify him. None of the witnesses appears to react to the shooting, and police believe that they may fear retaliation.
The head of anti-Mafia investigations in Naples said that the footage was released to urge “the co-operation of whoever can provide information to identify the killer and his lookout”.

The footage prompted a member of the Green party in the Campania region around Naples to offer a €2,000 (£1,800) reward for information leading to an arrest. Naples is home to the Camorra crime syndicate and violence is common on its streets.

Juárez mayor asks for more soldiers

To read the papers around here (El Paso TX ) not much is going on in Jaurez , some of my co-workers live in the wonderful city of Jaurez , and I here some tid bits here and there ! for the most part they are true !
A day last week there was a report on the radio (Mexico) that 18 people were killed by noon ! it never appeared in the papers or online !
Either way it is a war zone south of the border , whether they report it or not !
The cartels own Jaurez !
....El Paso Times
Juárez Mayor Jose Reyes Ferriz has asked the Mexican army to keep patrolling his city until mid-March as the unrelenting violence continues with several murders a day.

City officials, in a statement asking for more soldiers, said that the "presence of organized crime groups is still too strong" to allow military operations to end.

Reyes had a closed-door meeting in Mexico City on Thursday with some of the nation's top officials: Interior Minister Fernando Gomez Mont, Attorney General Arturo Chavez Chavez and Genaro Garcia Luna, the federal public-safety secretary.

Also on Thursday, convoys of Mexican army vehicles and soldiers rolled into Juárez as part of the regular rotation of soldiers done every 60 days.

A spokesman for the federal government's Joint Operation Chihuahua said that about 6,000 soldiers and 1,000 federal police officers are deployed in Juárez, and that 1,200 soldiers patrol alongside city police.

There were plans for the combined soldier-police patrols to be phased out by the end of September as new police recruits hit the streets. But city officials said this week the patrols would continue until the end of the year and Reyes was asking that they be extended until March 15.

The cost of the combined patrols for November and December alone will be 17.2 million pesos (about $1.3 million) from a municipal safety fund, Juárez city officials said.

Mexican federal forces have been in Juárez since spring 2008 in response to the crime crisis.

Despite the presence of thousands of soldiers and federal police, a war among drug traffickers continues to claim several lives daily. More than 2,000 homicides have occurred in Juárez this year, surpassing the 1,600 a year ago.

Guillermo Dowell Delgado, the Juárez equivalent of a city manager, said the army has made progress.

Dowell said in a statement that the military has made 2,150 arrests, including 45 suspects since late August who allegedly confessed to at least 700 cartel-related murders. The army has also seized 2,532 firearms, plus 100 hand grenades, he said.

"These are impressive quantities," Dowell said, "even if only referring to the weapons, which would be enough to arm 21 companies or more than four infantry battalions."

Son of Radical Islam Leader Killed in FBI Shootout Caught in Canada

Andrew Arena, the head of the FBI office in Detroit, says the men follow "a very hybrid radical ideology" that mainstream Muslims "would not recognize."

Is this Guy out of his fucking mind ?
Yeah no Muslims have ever heard of Al Qaida or The Taliban or any other number of Radical Islamic Groups , Hell a lot of Muslims within the U.S send them Money ! and support them in other ways !
The "Taking down of the United States " Is a Common goal of most Radical Islamic Groups , inside and outside of the U.S !

One of three people sought by the FBI was captured in Canada Thursday and two were still on the loose after a federal raid and deadly shooting of a radical Islam leader whose goal authorities say was to take down the U.S. government.

Federal authorities in Detroit said the son of 53-year-old Luqman Ameen Abdullah, who was killed in Wednesday night's shootout with FBI agents, was arrested across the border in Windsor, Ontario.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police took 30-year-old Mujahid Carswell, who was considered armed and dangerous, into custody Thursday. No other details were released.

Carswell was among 11 people charged Wednesday in a criminal complaint in federal court in Detroit.

Andrew Arena, the head of the FBI office in Detroit, says the men follow "a very hybrid radical ideology" that mainstream Muslims "would not recognize."

Two were still at large: 30-year-old Yassir Ali Khan of Warren and Ontario, and 33-year-old Mohammad Philistine of Ontario....

"You cannot have a nonviolent revolution," Luqman Ameen Abdullah said, according to a 2008 conversation secretly recorded by a confidential FBI source.

Bring it on Douchbags !

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Radical Islamic Group Leader Killed in FBI Raid

A few little tid bits coming out of the investigation in Dearbornistan !
And further proof that Radical islam is Alive and well And living and breathing in America ! ( and you don't need to be of Arab descent to be a Radical Muslim !)
In the 43-paged complaint unsealed Wednesday, the FBI said Abdullah, also known as Christopher Thomas, was an imam, or prayer leader, of a radical group named Ummah whose primary mission is to establish an Islamic state within the United States.

No one was charged with terrorism. But Abdullah was "advocating and encouraging his followers to commit violent acts against the United States," FBI agent Gary Leone said in an affidavit.

He told them it was their "duty to oppose the FBI and the government and it does not matter if they die," Leone said.

Abdullah regularly preached anti-government rhetoric and was trained, along with his followers, in the use of firearms, martial arts and swords, the agent said.

Leone said members of the national group mostly are black and some converted to Islam while in prisons across the United States....

An extremely huge problem in our prison system ,one no one can do anything about !

"Abdullah preaches that every Muslim should have a weapon, and should not be scared to use their weapon when needed," Leone wrote....

Just remember , We as Americans are all allowed to own and carry guns also ! as long we do it legally ! Just sayin !

The group believes that a separate Islamic state in the U.S. would be controlled by Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, formerly known as H. Rap Brown, who is serving a life sentence in a federal prison in Colorado for shooting two police officers in Georgia in 2000, Leone said. Al-Amin, a veteran of the black power movement, started the group after he converted to Islam in prison.


"They're not taking their cues from overseas," said Jimmy Jones, a professor of world religions at Manhattanville College and a longtime Muslim prison chaplain. "This group is very much American born and bred."

So why does the FBI not do anything about this ,since they have Known about it for Years ?

Car bomb kills 90 in Pakistan as Hillary Clinton visits

More Muslim killing Muslim action in Pakistan ! yet another car bomb in a crowded market , and what did these innocent people do ?
Nothing ! Just guilty of going about there Business !
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - A car bomb ripped through a crowded market killing 90 people in Pakistan's city of Peshawar on Wednesday, just hours after Washington's top diplomat arrived pledging a fresh start in sometimes strained relations.

Wednesday's bomb, the latest urban attack since the army launched a major assault on rural Taliban strongholds two weeks ago, was the deadliest since 2007 when around 140 died at a procession to welcome home former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, who was assassinated just weeks later.

The bomb went off in the busy Peepal Mandi market street in a city that for years served as the headquarters of the Pakistan- and U.S.- backed mujahideen war against the Soviet Union's occupation of Afghanistan.

Although nobody claimed responsibility, suspicion immediately fell on Pakistani Taliban militants who are the target of the army offensive.

That would be a good Bet !

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

About-turn as South Korean "defects" to communist North

This guy was either Drunk , Insane , or his family is being threatened by the Norks .
Why else would you go there ?
SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean man who worked at Samsung Electronics' semiconductor unit and more recently at a pig farm has defected to the communist North by walking across the heavily mined border, state media said on Tuesday.

Crossings are rare through the razor-wire and land-mined Demilitarized Zone buffer that divides the peninsula. But defections to the impoverished North from the affluent South are even rarer, with the last one likely taking place about four years ago.

The rival Koreas remain technically at war because they never replaced the armistice ending their 1950-53 conflict with a peace treaty.

"He is beside himself with joy for having accomplished this heroic deed," the North's KCNA news agency said. It identified the defector as Kang Dong-rim, 30.

South Korea's military and spy agency could not immediately confirm the report.

"He is now under the warm care of a relevant organ," KCNA said.

Since 2006, more than 2,000 North Koreans a year have defected to the South after crossing the longer and less perilous border with China. More than 16,000 North Koreans have defected to the South since 1953.

In 2005, KCNA said a man sailed through a volley of bullets to defect to the North. The South's military said at the time his family suspected he was drunk.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Sixteen militants killed in Hangu clash

Hats off to Pakistan for sticking it to the Taliban , I hope they really keep it up this time ! But either way we have Dead Taliban !
KOHAT: Sixteen militants were killed and 23 others injured during a joint operation by the army and Frontier Constabulary in Tora Warai area of Hangu district on Sunday night and Monday. Fifty-four militants, some Afghans among them, were captured.

According to officials, security officer Abdul Jaffar lost his life and seven other personnel suffered injuries in the operation which was launched after an attack by militants on a military checkpost in Tora Warai late on Sunday night.

According to reports reaching here, hundreds of militants of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan from Orakzai Agency and no-go areas of Hangu took part in the attack.

Troops repulsed the attack after a gunbattle which continued for about two hours.

The officials told Dawn that militants had taken away the bodies of their colleagues and the injured.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

UN inspectors visit once-secret Iranian site

Well there you go , only a month after it was disclosed , the IAEA gets to inspect Irans formerly secret Uranium enrichment Facility
....Associated press
TEHRAN, Iran — U.N. inspectors entered a once-secret uranium enrichment facility with bunker-like construction and heavy military protection that raised Western suspicions about the extent and intent of Iran's nuclear program.

The visit Sunday by the four-member International Atomic Energy Agency team, reported by state media, was the first independent look inside the planned nuclear fuel lab, a former ammunition dump burrowed into the treeless hills south of Tehran and only publicly disclosed last month. The inspectors are expected to study plant blueprints, interview workers and take soil samples before wrapping up the three-day mission.

No results from the inspection are expected until the team leaves the country, but some Iranian officials hailed the visit as an example that their nuclear program was open to international scrutiny.

Yeah Only after it was , Thrown out to the public By others , not Iranians !

"IAEA inspectors' visit to Fordo shows that Iran's nuclear activities are transparent and peaceful," the official IRNA news agency quoted lawmaker Hasan Ebrahimi as saying.

and I'm sure it will appear that way also ! They have had about a month to clean it up to make it look that way !


Another test of Iran's cooperation is fast approaching, however. Iran has promised to respond this week to a U.N.-brokered deal to process its nuclear fuel abroad — a plan designed to ease Western fears about Iran's potential ability to produce weapons-grade material.

Friday, October 23, 2009

House Republicans Ask for Inquiry Into Whether Muslim Group CAIR Is 'Security Threat'

Here we go ! CAIR will counter with Media Blitz Smear Campaign And probably a lawsuit , And drag this out for a long ,long time .
I just wonder when someone in our Government will grow a pair and "Openly" Speak out against Cair , And not Back down !
This may be a start but who knows , It is only 4 Republicans , And Not one Democrat
Four House Republicans formally requested an investigation into the Council on American Islamic Relations this week after charging that the nation's largest Muslim advocacy group tried to "infiltrate" Capitol Hill with interns.

The lawmakers based most of their claims on an internal memo and the book "Muslim Mafia," which describes CAIR's purported strategy to influence members of Congress on the Judiciary, Intelligence and Homeland Security Committees. They raised concerns about CAIR in large part because the Justice Department named the group as an unindicted co-conspirator in a terrorism case.

In a letter to Sergeant-At-Arms Wilson Livingood, the lawmakers urged him to review the group's alleged ties to Hamas and "determine if CAIR is a security threat." They also asked that he determine whether the group was successful in placing interns on key House panels.

"If you find that CAIR is a security threat, we ask that you take the appropriate security measures," they wrote.

The Intelligence Committee does not accept interns, and the Homeland Security and Judiciary Committees select candidates on a case-by-case basis with no preferential treatment given to any group, congressional aides told

The Homeland Security Committee, which was made permanent only four years ago, has not had any interns sponsored by CAIR in at least three years, an aide to the panel said, adding that he could not confirm whether a CAIR intern had ever assisted the panel. It's also not clear whether any candidates sponsored by CAIR applied during that period, the aide said.

The Judiciary Committee has not had any CAIR interns since May, an aide said.

Reps. Sue Myrick of North Carolina, Trent Franks of Arizona, Paul Broun of Georgia and John Shadegg of Arizona raised serious concerns about the group and wrote to Attorney General Eric Holder urging him to provide Congress with a summary of why the group was named as a co-conspirator.

But other lawmakers have rushed to the organization's defense. A CAIR spokesman accused the Republican representatives of being "Muslim bashers" by trying to exclude Muslims from the political process.

And who exactly are these other Lawmakers ?

Cartel's U.S. ring hit hard by sweep 305 arrested, including 90 in Texas, in drugs, weapons sting

Way to go , the feds finally did something good ! but what will this do to the drug trade here in the U.S. ? Not much , mostly because the were meth Distributers , the Bigger drug trade is with Marijauna and Cocaine !
Sure this bust will slow things down for a minute but all it really is going to do is send a Lot of tweekers to the Meth Clinics because they can't get their Fix ...Today !
....Chron National
American authorities unleashed a massive coast-to-coast sweep against La Familia, one of Mexico's most dangerous drug cartels, as they arrested 305 reputed gangsters in the U.S., including at least 90 in Texas who were alleged members of a far-reaching distribution network.

Among the charges against alleged members and associates of the cartel — considered one of the major suppliers for methamphetamine in the United States — are drug smuggling, money laundering and weapons trafficking.

In order to maintain the element of surprise, the more than 3,000 federal agents and police in 19 states who fanned out to make arrests swooped in before sunrise Wednesday and into Thursday.

“This unprecedented, coordinated U.S. law enforcement action, the largest ever undertaken against a Mexican drug cartel, has dealt a significant blow to La Familia's supply chain of illegal drugs, weapons and cash flowing between Mexico and the United States,” said U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder as he made the raids public during a Washington news conference.

A total of 1,200 people have been arrested over 44 months as part of the overall operation, dubbed “Project Coronado,” authorities said.

“We will not allow these cartels to operate unfettered in our country,” Holder said of the cartel, which translates into English as “The Family.”

Arrests included 77 people in Dallas, eight in Fort Worth and five in Austin, according to the Department of Justice.

Although the illegal drugs may have moved through Houston on their way to other parts of the United States, the only arrest in the area was a 37-year-old man in Magnolia in Montgomery County.

Also seized were more than 144 weapons, 109 vehicles and $3.4 million in cash.

Thursday, October 22, 2009,0,2906605.story

So now what ? It seems that this fancy little ass kissing piece of legislation covers everyone but normal people !
And an assault towards anyone on this list is going to be a Federal Crime ? WTF .
What is the difference between "Gender" and "Gender Identity" ?
Gender being Male and or female , Gender Identity being what happens to you when you see someone walking down the Street and you say to yourself " Male or Female " ?
Because it is so damn hard to tell sometimes ! (Especially in El Paso )
And nice fricken job attaching this to part of the Pentagons Budget !
This one opens up a whole new can of worms !
....The Baltimore Sun
WASHINGTON - A bill to make violence against gays and lesbians a federal crime cleared the Senate Thursday and is headed to the White House for final approval.

The 68-29 vote was a victory for civil rights groups that have been fighting for years to expand the federal hate-crimes law beyond attacks motivated by bias based on religion, race, national origin or color. The new bill, which President Obama is expected to sign, includes penalties for assaults based on a victim's sexual orientation, gender, disability or gender identity.

Attorney General Eric Holder, whose Justice Department would be charged with enforcing the new provisions, praised the bill's passage.

"There have been nearly 80,000 hate crime incidents reported to the FBI since I first testified before Congress in support of a hate crimes bill 11 years ago," Holder said. He said recent incidents such as the shooting in June of an African-American security guard at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum by a white supremacist "demonstrate that there are still those for whom prejudice can translate into violence."

Yes their is ! and we have a solution for that ,It is called the Death penalty ! maybe if it was enforced there would be less of a problem ?

The legislation also would give federal authorities more power to help state and local law enforcement officials investigate hate crimes.

The bill, which was attached to a $680 billion measure outlining the Pentagon's budget, was passed by the House Oct. 8.

Some of the 28 Senate Republicans who voted against the bill said they didn't like being forced to vote on the issue in relation to a Defense Department bill.

"It's a shame that this piece of legislation was added to a bill that's supposed to be about supporting our troops," said Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.).

DAMN STRAIGHT (No pun intended)

Gates pledges nuclear umbrella to counter N.Korea

A Nuclear Umbrella , Sounds so nice .
A Nuclear deterrent used to stand for something , nowadays it is nothing , an empty threat , When coming from a western country , When Countries like North Korea throw the N word around , they mean Business .
Coming from the U.S. it is almost laughable , If the Norks were fully Nuke capable and even launched them toward the U.S. , We would all be fried puppies before this lame ass administration Could lift a finger to make a decision over what to do !
SEOUL, Oct 22 (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Thursday that North Korea poses a threat to his country's allies in North Asia and promised to protect them under the U.S. nuclear deterrent.

Gates, on a visit to Seoul, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Washington, said a day earlier the United States would never tolerate a nuclear-armed North Korea, as Pyongyang in recent weeks has indicated it could return to stalled disarmament discussions. [ID:nN21495767].

"The United States will continue to provide extended deterrence using the full range of military capabilities including the nuclear umbrella to ensure ROK security," Gates said in a meeting with the South's defence chief. South Korea's official name is the Republic of Korea.

Clinton laid down a hard line as Washington weighs whether to hold bilateral talks with North Korea, a step it hopes will bring Pyongyang back to wider, six-party talks on ending its nuclear programmes in exchange for aid and better global standing.

Better Global Standing , WTF ?

North Korea began reaching out to long-time foes South Korea and the United States after it was hit by fresh U.N. sanctions for its nuclear test in May aimed at halting its overseas arms sales, which provide vital cash for the destitute state.

South Korean Defence Minister Kim Tae-young said it is too early to say whether reclusive North Korea was ready to engage seriously in nuclear diplomacy.

"Although, on the surface, there are signs of some change from North Korea, including its recent willingness to talk, in reality the unstable situation such as the nuclear programme and the military-first policy continues unchanged," Kim said.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Cops: Arizona Man Ran Down Daughter For Becoming 'Westernized'

I see this is up at the Jawa Report and other sites , But it bears being posted here also .
Honor Killings are a part of Islam that most muslims deny to the end , But yet again we are reading about another Father attempting to Kill his Daughter because she has " Dishonored " the Family !
Her Crime ? Being a person living in America And blending in !
Hopefully she pulls through , But if she does not , May they find her Father and return the Favor !
PEORIA, Ariz. — Police in a Phoenix suburb are looking for a father suspected of running down his daughter because she was becoming too "Westernized" and was not living according to their traditional Iraqi values.

Police say 48-year-old Faleh Hassan Almaleki of Glendale allegedly ran his daughter down Tuesday at an Arizona Department of Economic Security parking lot in Peoria.

The victim, 20-year-old Noor Faleh Almaleki of Surprise, remains hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.

A second woman, 43-year-old Amal Edan Khalaf, also of Surprise, suffered non-life threatening injuries. Police say the women are roommates.

Rio police kill 7; total of 33 dead in drug war

I always thought Rio was a happy place ! Maybe it has been happy too long ?
And now it looks like it is turning into another Mexico !
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Police killed seven suspected drug traffickers in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday, bringing to 33 the total number of deaths since the city's worst recent outbreak of violence erupted over the weekend.

Three suspects were killed after they opened fire on police searching a slum in the north of the city for gang members linked to shooting down a police helicopter on Saturday, police spokesman Oderlei Santos said.

Four others were killed in separate operations in the city's wealthier southern zone, police said.

State authorities have mobilized several thousand police to secure the city and search for drug traffickers who brought the helicopter down, killing three police officers.

Twenty-seven suspected gang members and three residents caught in cross-fire between gangs have been killed since Saturday in violence that has tarnished Rio's image only a few weeks after it was awarded the 2016 Olympics.

Real Nice , the 2016 Olympics should be even more entertaining , they can keep cutting back and forth between Gymnastics and Track and field to Drug induced riots And police killing people !

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Pakistan Seals Alliance with Two Taliban Leaders in Fights Against Rival Tribe

Making a deal with the Taliban is never a good Idea , That is why Pakistan may have sealed it's fate of becoming a 100% Taliban controlled country !
This decision May help them out in the short term But , Ultimately there will be a price to pay !
The NY Times
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — As Pakistani soldiers fought their way into the forbidding heartland of the Mehsud tribal territory on Tuesday against Taliban and Al Qaeda militants, they faced the most ferocious fighters in Pakistan, men whose ancestors were legendary for never succumbing to the British.

America Never succumbed to the British Either , We beat the Shit out of them and sent them on their way !... Yet everyone thinks we can be defeated ! Just sayin !

A British governor of Waziristan, Sir Olaf Caroe, once wrote that the Mehsud tribesmen were the toughest opponents because, like wolves, they hunted and fought in packs.
On the fourth day of their offensive, the Pakistani soldiers continued to meet heavy resistance, particularly around the peaks of Kotkai, the hometown of the leader of the Pakistani Taliban, Hakimullah Mehsud. Seven soldiers were killed when militants attacked a checkpoint there, an intelligence official from the area said.

One thing was working in the army’s favor, however. In the time-honored tradition of the mercurial relationships in the tribal areas, the military has sealed alliances with two Taliban commanders of the Waziri tribe, winning deals that they would not attack the army on their southern and eastern flanks.

The two Waziri commanders, Maulvi Nazir and Hafiz Gul Bahadar, control territory that surrounds the lands that are home to the rival Mehsuds and that form the Taliban stronghold where the army has begun its push.

It is an expediency that may serve the Pakistani Army, but that could work against American forces in Afghanistan. Both Mr. Nazir and Mr. Bahadar are allied with Sirajuddin Haqqani, who along with his father, Jalaluddin, runs a good part of the insurgency battling American and NATO forces over the border in Afghanistan.

At a news briefing on Monday, the army spokesman, Maj. Gen. Athar Abbas, acknowledged the arrangement with the Taliban leaders of the Waziri tribe, saying any military would do all it could to isolate the enemy.

Even open the door for another unseen enemy to take over ?

Fifteen Iran Guards among killed in Sunday attack

Oh man ! What a bummer ! I guess we should be all sad and maybe even cry a little over this news ?
HAHAHAHAHAHA To bad ! excluding the innocent civilians that were killed ( Muslims Killed By Muslims ) Iran gets what it deserves !
When you breathe terrorism , sometimes it comes back to bite you in the ASS !
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Fifteen members of Iran's Revolutionary Guards were among those killed in Sunday's suicide bombing in the Islamic Republic's volatile southeast, state radio reported on Tuesday.

Iranian media had previously said six senior Guards commanders were among the 42 people killed in the deadliest such attack in Iran since its 1980-88 war with Iraq, without saying how many other Guards died. Tribal chiefs and other civilians also died in the bombing.

"The number of Revolutionary Guards martyred ... in the terrorist incident in Sistan-Baluchestan province is fifteen," state radio said. It said the Guards would hold a ceremony in Tehran later on Tuesday to bid farewell to them.

The deputy head of the Guards' ground forces, General Nourali Shoushtari, and its commander in Sistan-Baluchestan province, General Rajabali Mohammadzadeh, were among the dead.

Iranian media say a Sunni rebel group, Jundollah (God's soldiers), has claimed responsibility for the bombing.

Iran, mainly Shi'ite Muslim, says the group is backed by the United States and Britain and has suggested it has links with majority Sunni Pakistan. London, Washington and Islamabad have denied involvement.

And of course Jundollah , is backed by the U.S...
How else is Iran to explain that a portion of it's country is getting a little pissed off ?

Battle rages over Pakistan Militant stronghold

I'm still a little skeptical about this offensive by the Pakistani Military , I think they waited to long for a reason , When this offensive is over if they do not kill or detain any of the Taliban big guys , then we Know what they were waiting for .

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (CNN) -- Heavily armed militants put up a fierce fight on Tuesday to protect a Taliban stronghold in South Waziristan, Pakistan's military said.
Taliban fighters attacked incoming troops in the village of Kotkai, using rocket launchers and heavy anti-aircraft machine guns, said a senior military official.

More than 20 militants and four soldiers died, he said. Three soldiers were wounded.

Kotkai is the hometown of Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud and Taliban commander Kari Hussain.

In Tuesday's clashes, militants engaged troops in head-on fighting instead of using their usual guerrilla tactics, the senior military official said.

A day earlier, military officials said they had seized control of the area.

Monday, October 19, 2009

32 New Planets Found Outside Our Solar System

And speaking of all things Alien , 32 more exoplanets discovered !
That is just amazing , This is the biggest field of Astronomy their is right now , it will not be long and we will start seeing Images of Exoplanets !
....National Geographic

Astronomers have added 32 new planets to the list of planets found orbiting stars outside our solar system.

The discoveries, announced today at a press briefing in Portugal, increase to more than 400 the number of known extrasolar planets, or "exoplanets."
The 32 previously unseen planets range from five times the mass of Earth up to eight times the mass of Jupiter, scientists said.

In addition, the new planets were found around different types of stars, challenging existing theories for where and how planets form.

Overall, the research suggests that 40 to 60 percent of all planetary systems in the universe contain low-mass planets.

Since lower masses most likely mean Earthlike sizes, such planets are considered to be the best candidates in the search for extraterrestrial life. (Related pictures: "3 Worlds Most Likely to Harbor Life Named.")

"The models are predicting even larger numbers of low-mass planets like Earth, so I am pretty confident that there are Earth-type planets everywhere," said team member Stephane Udry of the Observatory of Geneva in Switzerland.

"Nature doesn't like a vacuum," he added, "so if there is space to put a planet, it will put the planet there.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

China announces more death sentences for Xinjiang riot

And this makes nine death sentences so far .
Supposedly those convicted are not getting a fair trial ? ( We are talking about china , are we not ? )
And that is only going to lead to more riots ! Seeing as how most of the death sentences have been handed to the Uighurs .
BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese court on Thursday handed out a further three death sentences to people convicted of violent crimes during ethnic rioting in far western Xinjiang region in July in which almost 200 people died.

The official Xinhua news agency reported that a court in Urumqi, Xinjiang's regional capital, also sentenced three defendants to suspended death sentences, which could be commuted to life sentences in two years.

At least two of those sentenced were Han Chinese. The others all appeared to be Uighurs, a Turkic ethnic group that calls Xinjiang its homeland, judging from their names.

Dilxat Raxit, a spokesman for the exiled World Uyghur Congress, said all the Uighurs who had stood trial so far had been denied a fair hearing, including the right to freely choose their defense lawyers.

"The Chinese judgments are only making the situation more tense," he said in an emailed statement.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Juárez: Number of slayings in '09 passes 1,900

Nice eh? But try to find the toatal for killings this past weekend , You won't ,
It is all part of the Mexican / American plan to make Jaurez look like a nice place to visit , what you don't see or here will not bother you !
The bad thing is , My Mexican co-workers are afraid to go there !
They say it is unsafe for them !
....El Paso Times
The death toll in Juárez has surpassed the 1,900 mark for the year over the weekend, according to a tally kept by the El Paso Times.

By comparison, there were about 1,600 homicides in all of 2008, with about 300 in 2007.

The deaths are believed to be due in part to a war between the Juárez and Sinaloa drug cartels for control of smuggling routes and street level sales as well.

Due to in part ? WTF , How about because of ? Because of that is what is going on in Jaurez !

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Ship built with WTC steel sails for namesake city

"Hopefully, it's going overseas to do damage to them like it did to us,"

My sentiments exactly , I only hope that this ship finds its way into battle with a full load of marines and their gear , to beat the crap out of those that would harm us !

From AP
AVONDALE, La. — A Navy assault ship built with tons of steel salvaged from the World Trade Center towers began its journey to New York on Tuesday, sailing down the Mississippi River in a pea-soup fog as watchers along the levee strained for a glimpse.

The USS New York, named to commemorate the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, left the Northrop Grumman shipyard where it was built for the trip to its namesake city. The $1 billion ship will be formally commissioned in New York in early November.

The New York is 684 feet long and can carry up to 800 Marines. It has a flight deck that can handle helicopters and the MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft.

Four tugboats performed an intricate set of maneuvers to pull the warship from the dock at the New Orleans-area shipyard and turn it 180 degrees toward the waters of Gulf of Mexico. An armed Coast Guard speedboat and a helicopter flying overhead guarded the vessel. The ship will sail through the Gulf and around Florida before turning north and continuing to New York.

Napolitano Says Al Qaeda-Type Terrorists in U.S.

Another Statement from a Master of the obvious !
Homeland Security Secretary ,Janet Napolitano !
Law enforcement authorities are tracking terrorists with Al Qaeda leanings in the U.S., Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told Bloomberg Television on Monday.

"It is fair to say there are individuals in the United States who ascribe to Al Qaeda-type beliefs," Napolitano told Bloomberg. "And so it makes information-sharing, it makes effective law enforcement and it makes the shared responsibility of law enforcement ever so important."

Napolitano told Bloomberg that since the Sept. 11 attacks, information between local, state and federal law enforcement agencies is "much improved."

But, she warned that the threat of an attack is "always with us," Bloomberg reported.

Napolitano said the combination of some Al Qaeda leaders being killed or caught, and their financing being traced or blocked, has prevented the terror group geographically.

She told Bloomberg its kept the main organization contained to northwestern Pakistan, but that they are using other affiliated groups to help plan attacks.

Nice paying attention there Janet !

Monday, October 12, 2009

Chavez says Obama did "nothing" to deserve Nobel

What ! A moment of Clarity From Hugo Chavez ?
Maybe so , but he is still a Jackass !

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's socialist leader Hugo Chavez said on Sunday that U.S. President Barack Obama had done nothing beyond wishful thinking to earn the Nobel Peace Prize.

Chavez, who has mixed praise for Obama personally with criticism of his government's "imperialist" policies, said he thought it was a mistake when he read the U.S. leader had won.

"What has Obama done to deserve this prize? The jury put store on his hope for a nuclear arms-free world, forgetting his role in perpetuating his battalions in Iraq and Afghanistan, and his decision to install new military bases in Colombia," Chavez wrote in a column.

"For the first time, we are witnessing an award with the nominee having done nothing to deserve it: rewarding someone for a wish that is very far from becoming reality."

Chavez said giving Obama the Nobel award was like giving a baseball pitcher a prize simply for saying he was going to win 50 games and strike out 500 batters.

Pakistan commandos rescue 39 hostages, three killed

Well that leaves the Taliban a little less to barter with !
What is taking Pakistan so long to finish off the Taliban ?
The longer they put it off the stronger and more hidden the Taliban become !
Maybe they are giving them the chance to surrender , Or escape .

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistani commandos stormed an office building on Sunday and rescued 39 people taken hostage by suspected Taliban militants after a brazen attack on the army's headquarters.

Saturday's attack on the tightly guarded army headquarters in the city of Rawalpindi, next door to the capital, Islamabad, came as the military prepared an offensive against the militants in their stronghold of South Waziristan on the Afghan border.

The strike at the heart of the powerful military called into question government assertions the militants were virtually crippled by recent setbacks. But officials said it only underlined the need to finish them off.

"It has been decided, the civilian leadership has decided ... the operation is imminent," Interior Minister Rehman Malik told Reuters in an interview in Singapore.

Three hostages, two commandos and four of the gunmen were killed in the pre-dawn rescue operation, said army spokesman Major General Athar Abbas. One wounded gunman was captured and Abbas said he was the ringleader.

"Now there is no terrorist left there. The operation is over," Abbas told Reuters.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

German Publisher, Fearing Muslim Retaliation, Cancels Honor-Killing Novel

How about some preemptive appeasement for Muslims ?
Yeah this is ridiculous , but it is happening , people are still afraid to "Possibly" Insult muslims in some way ! Not that they know for sure they will insult them ,but just maybe .
Cowards yes , douchbags yes , Pussies Definitely !

A German book publisher has canceled a novel about Islamic "honor killings," fearing that the book would offend the Muslim community and put him in danger. Critics of the decision call it a cowardly move, but others say the publisher is simply being responsible.

The publisher of the book, which was to have been titled "To Whom Honor is Due," has indicated that he withdrew the book after an expert on Islam warned that some of the passages could spark violent retaliation from Muslims.

"After the Muhammad cartoons, one knows that one can't publish sentences or drawings that defame Islam without expecting a security risk," Felix Droste, of Droste Verlag publishing, told the German newspaper Der Spiegel last week. He referred to a series of cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad that were published in Denmark in 2005 and sparked deadly violence across the Muslim world.

Depictions of the Prophet Muhammad are forbidden in Islam.

This new controversy comes on the heels of Yale University Press' refusal to print the cartoons that were published in Denmark in a new book that details the controversy surrounding them.

It also recalls other recent incidents: In 2008, Random House pulled The Jewel of Medina, a book about one of Muhammad's wives, and in 2006 a German theater cancelled a play in which Muhammad gets beheaded.

Gabriele Brinkmann, the author of "To Whom Honor is Due," has been speaking out about the cancellation of her book.

“It’s a scandal for a publisher to tuck its tail between its legs. This is anticipatory obedience," Brinkmann said, according to the German newspaper Die Tageszeitung.


Friday, October 9, 2009

Officials: Food Stamps Swapped for Booze, Viagra in Detroit

Only in Detroit ? Certainly not ! ,I'm sure that this has happened in a lot of other cities , I know it happens in El Paso TX !

So there is a lot of Drunk horny people in Detroit ! Big deal !

leave it to good old Detroit to make the national news with it !
DETROIT — Viagra and pornography are not staples on the government's food stamp list. But authorities say a Detroit store supplied them during a series of illegal deals.

Federal prosecutors filed fraud charges this week against three people who worked at Jefferson's Liquor Palace.

The alleged scheme worked this way: Food stamp recipients would get cash from the store in exchange for swiping larger amounts off their electronic cards. The store would then be reimbursed by the U.S. Agriculture Department.

But in some transactions, the government the store provided informants Viagra, liquor and porn in exchange for swiping about $2,000 off food stamp cards.

The government says fraud at the store topped $130,000 over 2 1/2 years. The store is closed.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Afghan Taliban say they pose no threat to the West

"Still, if you (NATO and U.S. troops) want to colonize the country of proud and pious Afghans under the baseless pretext of a war on terror, then you should know that our patience will only increase and that we are ready for a long war."

This is where I have a problem , Are the Taliban so F**king stupid that they think we want to colonize their shithole of a country ?
The whole thing is pretty simple , Give us what we want and we will go away !
We want Bin ladens , Monkey ass handed over ! we want Al Qaida Eradicated from the face of the earth !
Give us these simple little things and we are done !
Deny us , and we will outlast you in this fight , and we will continue to pick you jackass's off one by one with some awesome American made Hellfire Missiles !

KABUL (Reuters) - The Afghan Taliban pose no threat to the West but will continue their fight against occupying foreign forces, they said on Wednesday, the eighth anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion that removed them from power.

U.S.-led forces with the help of Afghan groups overthrew the Taliban government during a five week battle which started on October 7, 2001, after the militants refused to hand over al Qaeda leaders wanted by Washington for the September 11 attacks on America.

"We had and have no plan of harming countries of the world, including those in Europe ... our goal is the independence of the country and the building of an Islamic state," the Taliban said in a statement on the group's website

"Still, if you (NATO and U.S. troops) want to colonize the country of proud and pious Afghans under the baseless pretext of a war on terror, then you should know that our patience will only increase and that we are ready for a long war."

U.S. President Barack Obama has said defeating the militants in Afghanistan and Pakistan is a top foreign policy priority and is evaluating whether to send thousands of extra troops to the country as requested by the commander of NATO and U.S. forces.

You can also Kiss my American Ass !

Monday, October 5, 2009

Suicide bomber enters UN building by pretending to need the lavatory

Besides the fact hat this is a heinous Crime , and besides the fact that this is another case of Muslim Killing Muslim !
Seeing as the DoucheBag Suicide bomber Had to use the Bathroom ! I wonder where he had the Bomb Packed !
The suicide bomber, disguised as a soldier, was allowed to pass through security at the heavily-guarded United Nations World Food Programme building just as British ministers arrived in the Pakistani capital.

An Iraqi and four Pakistani workers were killed in the explosion and several more were injured.

The attack came as Alan Johnson, the British Home Secretary and Bob Ainsworth, the Defence Secretary, were in the city on a two-day visit to discuss terrorism.

The UN said it was temporarily closing all its offices in Pakistan after the noontime bombing, which blew out windows and left victims lying in pools of blood in the lobby of the three-story compound.

"This is a heinous crime committed against those who have been working tirelessly to assist the poor and vulnerable on the front lines of hunger and other human suffering in Pakistan," Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary-general, said in Geneva.

China vows to stand by isolated North Korea

How sweet ! China is going to stand by it's long time Communist friends the Nork's ! This should make the six party talks with North Korea go a lot smoother now .

BEIJING (Reuters) - China pledged to strengthen bonds with isolated North Korea on Monday, calling their relationship a boon to peace, while reports of swoops on North Korean ships underscored strains behind a recent easing of tension.

The renewed courting between the two communist neighbors came in messages between Chinese President Hu Jintao and North Korea's top leader, Kim Jong-il, who on Sunday greeted Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao at the start of a visit intended to bolster bilateral relations.

The messages marked 60 years since the countries established formal ties on October 6, 1949, and made no mention of the North's nuclear weapons program, stressing instead their focus on shoring up sometimes tense ties.

"History demonstrates that developing China-North Korea relations is in keeping with the fundamental interests and shared wishes of both countries' people," said the congratulatory message from China, issued by the official Xinhua news agency. "It also benefits protecting regional peace and stability."

In a message to China, Kim Jong-il and other North Korean leaders said relations would "constantly consolidate and develop," Xinhua reported.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Road Trip !

I took a 560 drive today , all over New Mexico , I hit the Trinity Site and the VLA , the very large array , radio telescope !
it was my second trip to Trinity , but my first to the VLA ... I feel like a geek !

The Monument in the middle of the crowd is the marker for Ground Zero , the spot where the worlds first nuclear detonation took Place ! ( And yes it is still slightly radioactive !

And then the VLA , The National Radio Astronomy Observatory !

This is the place the Movie Contact was partly filmed , Being an avid Astronomy buff , it was absolutely awesome being there !

A couple of the most barren places on earth !


Thursday, October 1, 2009

Muslims Not 'Free of Being Mocked,' Danish Cartoonist Says

Here's to Kurt " Tell it like it is " Wetergaard !
You the man Kurt !

Fox News
Muslims need to develop a sense of humor and an appreciation of satire — and they need to understand that they are not "free of being mocked or being offended," says the Danish caricaturist whose cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad incited rage throughout the Muslim world four years ago.

Kurt Westergaard told roughly a dozen listeners Wednesday night that he will "always" be ready to defend an individual's right to religious freedom.

"As the Danish tradition is for satire, we say you can speak freely, you can vote, you can speak out anytime, but there's only one thing you can't do — you can't be free of being mocked or being offended," Westergaard said. "That's the conditions in Denmark and so many countries."

Westergaard spoke at a private residence in midtown Manhattan in conjunction with the Hudson New York Briefing Council. It was just his second appearance in the U.S. since the 2005 publication of his notorious cartoon, which depicted Muhammad wearing a turban resembling a lit bomb. In Islam, any depiction of Muhammad is forbidden and considered blasphemy.

Westergaard's controversial cartoon was one of 12 that appeared in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten in September 2005 and led to widespread violent protests throughout the Middle East, Asia, Denmark and Africa .

Growing Number of Detroit Pastors Wear Handguns in Pulpit

Don't go messing around in Detroit , Especially in the churches , You just may get your ass Shot !
DETROIT — The Rev. Lawrence Adams teaches his flock at the Westside Bible Church to turn the other cheek. Just in case, though, the 54-year-old retired police lieutenant also wears a handgun under his robe.

Adams is one of several Detroit clergymen who have taken to packing heat in the pulpit. They have committed their lives to a man who preached nonviolence and told followers to love their enemies. But they also say it's up to them to protect their parishioners in church.

"As a pastor, I'm referred to as a shepherd," Adams said. "Shepherds have the responsibility of watching over their flock. Do I want to hurt somebody? Absolutely not!"

Responding to a break-in at his church Sunday evening, Adams surprised a burglar carrying out a bag of loot and shot the man in the abdomen after the man swung the bag at him.

The burglar survived — for which Adams is grateful — but the reverend said he could have been hurt or killed if he had not been armed.

Detroit had the nation's highest homicide rate last year among cities of at least 500,000 residents. The city has been losing manufacturing jobs for decades, and these days about one in four working-age residents is without a job.

The northwest Detroit neighborhood surrounding Adams' church isn't one of the city's most dangerous. But there have been many recent reports of crimes in the area, including four burglaries, three auto thefts, one armed robbery and four assaults, including one with intent to murder.

"It's getting worse because of the economy," Adams said. "People are out of work and feel they have to provide for their families."

Somali rebel groups fight in southern port

Nothing better than hearing about Islamic militants Killing each other !

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Rival Islamist rebels battled in southern Somalia's Kismayu port Thursday, killing at least nine people and the fighting threatened to spread to other parts of the failed Horn of Africa state.

Witnesses said al Shabaab gunmen and their one-time allies from Hizbul Islam attacked each other at dawn. Hundreds of terrified civilians fled, while others cowered in their homes.

"The battle has started everywhere in the city. There are heavy exchanges of bullets and we can see militia taking part in the fighting," resident Deqo Ali told Reuters by telephone.

Abdi Hallane, another local man, said he could see the bodies of six dead gunmen lying outside his home. Abdullahi Ali, a nurse, said at least three other people had been killed.

"They are using heavy weapons everywhere," he said from the hospital, adding that at least 15 civilians were wounded.

The Kismayu confrontation had been brewing for days, and Hizbul Islam leaders had threatened to fight al Shabaab "everywhere" in Somalia if clashes began at the rebel-held port, which is a lucrative source of taxes and other income.

Security analysts say Somalia has become a safe haven for militants, including foreign jihadists, and Washington says al Shabaab is al Qaeda's proxy in the country.

Relations between al Shabaab and Hizbul Islam degenerated last week after al Shabaab named its own council to run Kismayu, excluding all Hizbul members. Until then, the two groups had run the port in an uneasy coalition.