Saturday, November 04, 2006

Heroes and Legends

This is me in 1869, if I had been around then. Not so deep inside me there is a fella just like this. Sitting in shadow cast by his steed, gazing out over the grazing remuda in the deserts of Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico, or the Great Central Valley of California.

From my earliest days, my heroes have always been cowboys. Of course, back in 1869, 'cowboy' didn't mean quite the same as today. Cowboys were the bad guys. Not calling themselves such, the good guys, men like Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, Bat Masterson - shady men in their own right - made the West a livable place fit for decent folk.

When I was a small boy, my family lived on a ranch in Northern California. My father was a farmer from back east - Michigan, where I was born. He moved his family to California and herded turkeys for my Uncle John. I was but two years old then.

The ranch was 10 miles from the Gold Rush town of Auburn, forty miles west of Sacramento. Days were clear and bright; nights were clear and dark. From the kitchen window we could watch herds of deer grazing on the hillside not a thousand yards distant. At night, the yipping of coyotes were a constant cause for alarm for Dad because he had to protect the turkeys, the dumbest bird ever placed on this earth. Bobcats and rattlesnakes were our constant companions, as was our dog, Pepper.

One night, Dad was awakened by the frantic gobbles of turkeys all afright. He jumped from bed, grabbed his lever-action Winchester to which he had taped a flashlight and ran out the backdoor. Flipping on the light, he spotted a pair of eyes in the dark. He fired. There was a yelp. He had shot Pepper right between the eyes. Pepper survived, but he was never the same after that.

It was a frontier paradise to a little boy. I could be seen wearing my six-shooter and green cowboy hat chasing down the ne'er-do-wells that existed only in my mind. Sometimes my older brother would play along, but only because Mom told him to. I would be the Sheriff and he was the bad guy. We'd meet at the side of the house for the showdown, the great shootout as if it were the O.K. Corral. He would stand there all menacing, then we'd draw.

My lightening draw would just begin and I'd hear, " BANG! YOU'RE DEAD!" The law never won in my part of the frontier. So, I'd go back to my imaginary villains who could never best me - the Sheriff packin' the big iron on his hip and green hat on his sunburned head.

Sometimes the 20th Century would make itself known. On a bright blue summer day, indistinguishable from any other bright summer day of my boyhood frontier, a B-52 Bomber flew over our house so slowly we could see the wings of the great silver bird flapping in flight. We could see the pilot and co-pilot. The co-pilot looked out and waved to us and we waved back. It took forever for that monster of unearthly firepower to pass over.

Nighttime would show us the far distant past and the very edge of our place in the galaxy. Almost directly overhead was a grayish white band of galactic dust and billions of stars. We could see the bounds of the Milky Way galaxy - the home of this good earth. My parents always watched the NBC Nightly News. One night in summer, Chet Huntley or David Brinkley announced that Sputnik, the dread Russian satellite would pass over our single-story, three bedroom Ranch-style house with turquoise aluminum siding (not sure they actually announced it that way, though.) At the appointed hour, our family went out into the ink black night and stared into the heavens. There it was. From the south horizon it rose, a tiny white dot moving to the north following the same path as that B-52 toward Beale Airforce Base. If you listened really, really hard you could hear - pi-n-n-n-g-g... pi-n-n-n-g-g...pi-n-n-n-g-g - as that electronic Ruskie ball went sailing overhead. Many months later, our very own galactic sheriff appeared in the night sky - Telstar- and all was right with the world again.

Those were great times for a little boy without a care in world, until the Soviet Union started spying on us from above and America's great warbirds flew low, growling into the wind. The Cold War was delivered unto my door and my world was not so innocent and safe anymore. Like my shootouts with my brother, the bad guys may have won, no one knew. And they might have, they came mighty close many times, but we always had a Wyatt Earp and a Doc Holliday to set things right.

The crude law of the Old West is upon us once again. America's aim must be sure, the draw must be lightning quick, and the bullet's path must be true. When you step into that voting booth on Tuesday, seriously ask yourself what kind of world you want the little boys in green hats to grow-up in. A world in which the good guys are not willing to do what is necessary, though it may be shady and may even be downright illegal, or a world in which the rule of law is strictly followed, giving every opportunity to the bad guys simply because there is no physical proof. Do you want a world in which the standard of reasonable doubt is not reasonable, but absolute as if CSI were on the case. The kids in the green hats and carrying the big irons need to know if they will be supported or will they be turned out to the savages. Savages for whom nearly every crime is a capital offense and, as likely as not, the victim is the executed party.

Like the lawyer, Ransom Stoddard, the Liberals of our nation mean well and are, for the most part, patriots of the highest order. The law must be followed spirit and letter come what may. The fictional town of Shinbone, Arizona was bullied and beat down by the vile Liberty Valance who tormented Stoddard to no end. Liberty Valance feared no man, except Tom Doniphon, a gunfighter who had no use for lawbooks. His gun and his own understanding of right from wrong were all the laws he needed. Events came to a head in a showdown in the streets, just as it happened in my youth next to the house with my brother.

Ransom Stoddard, lacking any experience with firearms went out to meet Valance. Shots rang out and Liberty Valance fell dead in the dirt. But, it wasn't Ransom Stoddard, it wasn't the law, that killed Liberty Valance. It was Tom Doniphon, the gunslinger, a violent man who didn't need a lawbook to know what was right and good. He had fired a rifle from an alley at the moment of gunplay. Ransom Stoddard and the townsfolk believed Ransom had rid the town of evil. Even when Stoddard learned the truth he continued in his fantasy and went on to be elected to the U.S. Senate on the basis of that lie.

Doniphon eventually died and Stoddard came back to Shinbone for the funeral. The town newspaper editor wanted to know why he returned for the funeral of a nobody like Doniphon. Stoddard told him the story and the editor refused to print it saying, "When the legend becomes fact, print the legend."

The facts of the Old West are not always as exciting as the legends. We need those legends now. We need the Wyatt Earps, the Doc Hollidays, and the Tom Doniphons to do the dirty work that even the Liberals know must be done. The men and women in the green hats carrying the big irons are those legendary heroes. They know what must be done. They are willing to do the dirty work to cleanse the evil from our good earth.

Render your decision Tuesday as if your life and the lives of all good people depend on it. Out of the cloistered shadows of the voting booth, yours may be the one vote that really counts.

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Thursday, November 02, 2006

Damn John Kerry

Senator John Kerry actively sought out the families of servive men and women killed in Iraq, exorting them to join him in his anti-Bush crusade and undermine the war effort. As reported by CNS yesterday, Catherine Moy and Melanie Morgan, authors of "American Mourning" write:

...[John]Kerry and liberal activist Michael Moore personally recruited family members within days of their son's deaths - and sometimes even at the funerals - to come and work for the campaign in order to undermine Bush.

"It was shocking and really offensive behavior, and that's exactly what happened to Cindy Sheehan, who we tracked down," Morgan said. "She went on the payroll of John Kerry's campaign within days after her son's death, as well as her daughter, Carly."

As chronicled in "American Mourning," Sheehan later said she was sorry that she had worked for Kerry's campaign. "I will not support a pro-war Democrat. I regret supporting John Kerry in 2004," she said. "The movement gained nothing from his candidacy."
I cannot describe how disgusted I feel right now. John Kerry is the most vile reprobate to ever hold public office. A vultures and vampires have more dignity than this ghoul. Arrogant, snob, lout, opportunist, rude, boor, haughty, supercilious, loathsome are all words to discribe John Kerry and one would still not come close to a true image of the odious creature John Kerry. Most certainly admirable, courageous, brave, valiant, stout-hearted, honest, trustworthy are not words that spring to mind when speaking of this oafish degenerate.

The only thing worse than Kerry is the Democrat Party that still supports and honors him. That any organization representing Americans cannot bring themselves the recognize a truly vacuous individual masquerading as a man of worth speaks volumns on the principles underlying that organization. Kerry should be repudiated and dismissed from the Democrat Party, he should be shunned at all public events, any recognition that he ever walk this great land should be expunged. That is how great my disgust for this man is and so much more. He is truly one of the most shamefull people to ever hold public office.

To echo a condemnation of John Jay in the early years of our Republic - God damn John Kerry. God damn all those who support John Kerry. God damn all those who will not God damn John Kerry.

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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

I'm Sorry, So Sorry (that you all are idiots)

From the web page of Senator John Kerry, US Government:

Statement of Senator John Kerry

As a combat veteran, I want to make it clear to anyone in uniform and to their loved ones: my poorly stated joke at a rally was not about, and never intended to refer to any troop.

I sincerely regret that my words were misinterpreted to wrongly imply anything negative about those in uniform, and I personally apologize to any service member, family member, or American who was offended.

It is clear the Republican Party would rather talk about anything but their failed security policy. I don’t want my verbal slip to be a diversion from the real issues. I will continue to fight for a change of course to provide real security for our country, and a winning strategy for our troops.
Kerry just doesn't know when to stop. He almost got it right in the first paragraph then he goes on to excuse, obfuscate, and blame. The last two paragraphs basically say, "I regret that you are so stupid you can't understand that everyone not a Democrat is to blame for the insensitive and unthinking words that came from my mouth. I am truly sorry you are all so ignorrant not to understand I am actually saying the American people are a bunch of backwoods boobs.

Gawd, I wish Americans were French! Maybe France could buy back the Louisiana Territory."

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Islam Is No Religion We Know

Religion of Peace? Islam's War Against the World -- Gregory M. Davis

The mistake Westerners make when they think about Islam is that they impose their own views of religion onto something decidedly outside Western tradition. Because violence done in the name of God is "extreme" from a Western/Christian point of view, they imagine that it must be so from an Islamic one. But unlike Christianity, which recognizes a separate sphere for secular politics ("Render unto Caesar what is Caesar's and unto God what is God's"), Islam has never distinguished between faith and power. While Christianity is doctrinally concerned primarily with the salvation of souls, Islam seeks to remake the world in its image. According to orthodox Islam, Sharia law – the codified commandments of the Quran and precedents of the Prophet Muhammad – is the only legitimate basis of government. Islam is in fact an expansionary social and political system more akin to National Socialism (NAZI - Indi) and Communism than any "religion" familiar to Westerners. Islamic politics is inevitably an all-or-nothing affair in which the stakes are salvation or damnation and the aim is to not to beat one’s opponent at the polls but to destroy him – literally as well as politically.
As more and more research is done into the nature of Islam, the more objectionable and odious it's naked truth becomes. Islam is not a religion as most of the world's people religion. It is a perversion and abomination, a theory and practice of sheer, raw earthly power. "Religion of Peace?" is a book that every leader of the free world should read - must read - if they intend to remain free.

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Education: US Military v. John Kerry

34 Infantry Division, Minnesota National Guard

US Military:

99.9% -- enlisted forces have at least a high school education
73.3% -- some college
16.2% -- associate’s degree or equivalent semester hours
4.7% -- bachelor’s degree
85% plus -- field grade officers have advanced degrees
70.7% -- master’s degrees
12.1% -- professional degrees
2.5% -- doctorate degrees

John F. Kerry:
Boston Globe June 7, 2005

Yale's grading system in effect at the time:
90 and 100 equaled an A,
80-89 a B
70-79 a C
60 to 69 a D
below that was a failing grade.

Freshman-year average was 71.
61 in geology
63 and 68 in two history classes
69 in political science
79, high score in another political science course
77 French class.

Four D's in his freshman year, 10 courses
one D in his sophomore year
89 - political science, senior year, highest four year single grade.
81 average in his senior year
did not fail any courses

76 cumulative score, four years at Yale - C student

Kerry said, "I always told my Dad that D stood for distinction."
(Notes: Dad apparently stupid. Example of Kerry rationalization - Psych 101 word for lying. --Indi)

He spent a lot of time learning to fly instead of focusing on his studies.

Gaddis Smith, a retired Yale history professor recalls teaching Kerry during the 1964-1965 school year. Kerry scored a 71 and 79 in two of Smith's courses. When Smith was told those scores, he responded: "Uh, oh. I thought he was good student. Those aren't very good grades."

Victor Davis Hanson writes in NRO The Corner:

How could John Kerry, born into privilege, and then marrying and divorcing and marrying out of and back into greater inherited wealth, lecture anyone at a city college about the ingredients for success in America? If he were to give personal advice about making it, it would have to be to marry rich women. Nothing he has accomplished as a senator or candidate reveals either much natural intelligence or singular education.

For comparative purposes only -

Indigo Red:
Scoring system in effect
4 - A
3 - B
2 - C
1 - D
O - F

3.85 - B five year college and university grade point average

D - lowest score in five years, English, freshman year
A - two semesters, Political Science, freshman year
A's, B's, and one C in all courses thereafter for four years
Worked during off-school hours and summers
Dean's Honor Roll every semester, but first semester freshman
Invited by University President to study abroad in Florence, Italy (accounts for fifth year and recieved teaching credential as result.)

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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Sen Kerry Shoots Self In Foot, Demands Purple Heart

Senator John Kerry (D-Ma) said Monday in Pasadena, California: “You know, education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.” American Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Coasties, and Marines are stupid, Kerry says.

Point of fact, 99.9 percent of the enlisted forces have at least a high school education, 73.3 percent have some college, 16.2 percent have an associate’s degree or equivalent semester hours, and 4.7 have a bachelor’s degree, over 85 percent of field grade officers have advanced degrees – 70.7 percent have master’s degrees, 12.1 percent have professional degrees and 2.5 percent have doctorate degrees. The Armed Forces America fields today is by far the most highly educated ans motivated in the history of this nation. Bar none, it is the smartest group of men and women in uniform anywhere on earth.

Senator John McCain (R-Az), like Kerry (actually unlike Kerry, who simply was in VietNam long enough to shoot himself a few times and get three Purple Hearts), is a veteran of the Vietnam conflict and a former POW in the dreadful Hanoi Hilton prison, was first to respond to Kerry's remarks. Sen. McCain said Tuesday, “Senator Kerry owes an apology to the many thousands of Americans serving in Iraq, who answered their country’s call because they are patriots and not because of any deficiencies in their education.” In my opinion, Kerry owes more than an apology, he owes a resignation.

Kerry responded to the criticism October 31, 2006 -

If anyone thinks a veteran would criticize the more than 140,000 heroes serving in Iraq and not the president who got us stuck there, they’re crazy.
Kerry speaking April 22, 1971 to The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the conduct of the war in VietNam -

They told the stories at times they had personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks, and generally ravaged the countryside of South Vietnam in addition to the normal ravage of war, and the normal and very particular ravaging which is done by the applied bombing power of this country.
Kerry speaking on the CBS program "Face the Nation" with journalist Bob Schieffer December 2005 -

And there is no reason, Bob, that young American soldiers need to be going into the homes of Iraqis in the dead of night, terrorizing kids and children, you know, women, breaking sort of the customs of the – of – the historical customs, religious customs. Whether you like it or not ... Iraqis should be doing that.
One more time from Sen. Kerry -

If anyone thinks a veteran would criticize the more than 140,000 heroes serving in Iraq and not the president who got us stuck there, they’re crazy.
Attempting to defend the indefensible, Kerry fired back at his critics by saying

This is the classic GOP playbook... I'm sick and tired of these despicable Republican attacks that always seem to come from those who never can be found to serve in war, but love to attack those who did... I'm not going to be lectured by a stuffed suit White House mouthpiece standing behind a podium...It disgusts me that these Republican hacks, who have never worn the uniform of our country lie and distort so blatantly and carelessly about those who have...Let me make it crystal clear, as crystal clear as I know how, I apologize to no one for my criticism of the president and his broken policy. If anyone owes our troops in the fields an apology, it is the president and his failed team.
Kerry once again shoots himself in the foot and is blaming everybody else. This is right out of the John Kerry playbook. Next he'll be demanding another Purple Heart for his fourth self-inflicted wound.

Yeah, somebody is crazy and stupid, but it's not the people who honorably wear the uniform of the United States. It is that arrogant buffoon, John Kerry.

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Muslims Power Vacuum in Oz Really Sucks

Nature abhors a vacuum, and apparently, so do Wahabis. Last week Taj Din al-Hilali, Imam Raw Meat, the head Headcase of the Australian main mosque declared that women who don't wear the hijab are actually inviting rape as raw meat invites flies. In the last few days he was forced to resign. Now the power vacuum must be filled and the battle is on says The Australian.

EXTREMIST Wahhabi Muslims - followers of a strict fundamentalist interpretation of Islam - are moving to seize the opportunity of a power vacuum at the nation's most influential mosque created by the downfall of Taj Din al-Hilali.

This does not bode well for Oz. I'm betting the Aussies will respond with their typical outrage and maybe even kick out the Mohammadans.

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All Hallows Eve and Death

Hallowe'en - that one night of the year when dressing-up as ghosts, goblins, practicioners of the black arts, and Jew killing, are acceptable activities. It's also about death. The prospect of dieing is one of the most frightening aspects of life's journey that truly scares humans. We will do almost anything to stave off old age and the death that follows. But, what do we really know about death?

20 Things You Didn't Know About Death

1. The practice of burying the dead may date back 350,000 years, as evidenced by a 45-foot-deep pit in Atapuerca, Spain, filled with the fossils of 27 hominids of the species Homo heidelbergensis, a possible ancestor of Neanderthals and modern humans.

2. Never say die: There are at least 200 euphemisms for death, including "to be in Abraham's bosom," "just add maggots," and "sleep with the Tribbles" (a Star Trek favorite).

3. No American has died of old age since 1951.

4. That was the year the government eliminated that classification on death certificates.

5 The trigger of death, in all cases, is lack of oxygen. Its decline may prompt muscle spasms, or the "agonal phase," from the Greek word agon, or contest.

6. Within three days of death, the enzymes that once digested your dinner begin to eat you. Ruptured cells become food for living bacteria in the gut, which release enough noxious gas to bloat the body and force the eyes to bulge outward.

7. So much for recycling: Burials in America deposit 827,060 gallons of embalming fluid—formaldehyde, methanol, and ethanol—into the soil each year. Cremation pumps dioxins, hydrochloric acid, sulfur dioxide, and carbon dioxide into the air.

8. Alternatively . . . A Swedish company,
Promessa, will freeze-dry your body in liquid nitrogen, pulverize it with high-frequency vibrations, and seal the resulting powder in a cornstarch coffin. They claim this "ecological burial" will decompose in 6 to 12 months.

9. Zoroastrians in India leave out the bodies of the dead to be consumed by vultures.

10. The vultures are now dying off after eating cattle carcasses dosed with diclofenac, an anti-inflammatory used to relieve fever in livestock.

11. Queen Victoria insisted on being buried with the bathrobe of her long-dead husband, Prince Albert, and a plaster cast of his hand.

12. If this doesn't work, we're trying in vitro! In Madagascar, families dig up the bones of dead relatives and parade them around the village in a ceremony called famadihana. The remains are then wrapped in a new shroud and reburied. The old shroud is given to a newly married, childless couple to cover the connubial bed.
(EEEWWW! - Indi)

13. During a railway expansion in Egypt in the 19th century, construction companies unearthed so many mummies that they used them as fuel for locomotives. (Probably a hoax perpetrated by Mark Twain in his 1869 book Innocents Abroad. "Stated to me for a fact,' Twain wrote. "'I only tell it as I got it. I am willing to believe it. I can believe anything." No authority has ever verified the practice.)

14. Well, yeah, there's a slight chance this could backfire: English philosopher Francis Bacon, a founder of the scientific method, died in 1626 of pneumonia after stuffing a chicken with snow to see if cold would preserve it.

15. For organs to form during embryonic development, some cells must commit suicide. Without such programmed cell death, we would all be born with webbed feet, like ducks.

16. Waiting to exhale: In 1907 a Massachusetts doctor conducted an experiment with a specially designed deathbed and reported that the human body lost 21 grams upon dying. This has been widely held as fact ever since. It's not.

17. Buried alive: In 19th-century Europe there was so much anecdotal evidence that living people were mistakenly declared dead that cadavers were laid out in "hospitals for the dead" while attendants awaited signs of putrefaction.
(George Washington ordered that he not be planted until three days after his death he was so afraid of being buried alive. -Indi)

18. Eighty percent of people in the United States die in a hospital. (Ok, that is NOT comforting! - Indi)

19. If you can't make it here . . . More people commit suicide in New York City than are murdered.

20. It is estimated that 100 billion people have died since humans began.

Discover Magazine, LeeAundra Temescu

Personally, I hate Hallowe'en, always have. The only thing I did like about the night was the my Mom would make a big pot of Chili con Carne to keeps us warm while we were out begging money for UNICEF and the starving children in Biafra, or Kenya, or Tanganika, or hundreds of other places no one in their right mind would live.

The U.N. - now, that IS scary!

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Monday, October 30, 2006

Madrassa Bombing Kills "Innocent" Terrorists

Pakistani military forces attacked a madrassa in the Bajur tribal district Monday. Apparently tribal and terror leaders had gathered to sign another peace deal with the Pakistani military that would allow al-Qaida and other terror groups to stay in Pakistan as long as they behaved themselves.

Brian Ross of ABC News writes in The Blotter,

Ayman al Zawahiri was the target of a Predator missile attack...Despite earlier reports that the missiles had been launched by Pakistani military helicopters, Pakistani intelligence sources now tell ABC News that the missiles were fired from a U.S. Predator drone plane.
According to Ross' report, 2-5 Qaida senior leaders were killed including the brains behind the UK airline plot broken up by British and American intelligence. There is no confirmation that Zawahiri is among the dead. It is unlikely he was there, however, because madrassas are so heavily surveilled they are the amongst the most likely targets of Coalition targeting. Pakistani officials believe they

have "boxed" Zawahiri in a 40-square-mile area between the Khalozai Valley in Bajaur and the village of Pashat in Kunar, Afghanistan.
Mushtaq Yusufzai of MSNBC, was about a mile away from the madrassa. He was there to report on the expected truce talks. He was quickly on the scene of the attack and reports what he witnessed:

NBC: On-scene at blasted Pakistan madrassa
'Terror' school where 80 killed linked to bin Laden and Taliban,
locals say
NBC News

Updated: 11:19 a.m. PT Oct 30, 2006

CHINGAI, Pakistan - NBC News’ Mushtaq Yusufzai was about a mile away from the Pakistan school and militant training camp — known as a madrassa — when it was attacked by Pakistani forces on Monday, killing an estimated 80 suspected militants.

Yusufzai, who is usually based in the region's main city, Peshawar, was in the area to cover a peace deal that expected to be signed on Monday between Bajur tribal leaders and the military. He describes the scene in the village of Chingai, near Khar, the main town in the Bajur tribal district, after the attack and discusses the reputation of the school prior to the attack.

What was the scene like after the air strike by Pakistani troops on the madrassa school training suspected militants?
It was dark and very early in the morning when the blast occurred. And then I heard helicopters over the village of Chingai where the madrassa school is located. People in the village immediately arrived at the scene of the air strike and were trying to recover bodies from the rubble. The school was flattened and completely destroyed.

I saw Faqir Mohammed, an al-Qaida commander in the Bajur tribal district. Usually the Taliban doesn't allow reporters to film things, but Mohammed let me interview him and film the scene near the school.

Prior to this attack, what was the reputation of school? Was it known to be a training ground for militants?
Yes, it was. Mohammed, the al-Qaida leader in the area, was one of the first people in the area to publicly support the Taliban and Osama bin Laden. He tells people that it is their responsibility to support the Taliban and Osama bin Laden because he says we are at war with people who are fighting Islam. He has said it is their responsibility to support mujahedeen and war with the West. The school was known as a strong supporter of the Taliban.

Mohammed’s deputy Maulana Liaquat Ali Hussain — a leader of the madrassa — was killed in the attack.

Mohammed has been accused of providing shelter to militants and even invited bin Laden’s deputy, Ayman al-Zawahri, to the madrassa.

In his public speeches Mohammed has said it is our moral and religious obligation to support muhajadeen, to provide protection for muhajadeen, and shelter for others who have left their homes to perform jihad.

Mohammed was very emotional after the attack and swore jihad against what he called occupation forces.

And what has been the reaction to the attack?
People have condemned the attack and accused the government of President Musharraf of supporting the killing of innocent people.

People have already planned big demonstrations in Peshawar and around the Bajur region tomorrow to protest the attacks.

NBC News' Mushtaq Yusufzai is based in Peshawar, Pakistan.

Al-Qaida leaders were in the madrassa and Mohammad has only been accused of providing shelter to terrorists. The district Qaida boss was there and his second-in-command was killed in the madrassa. In public speeches these guys have said it's the responsibility of the people to kill Westerners, BUT all the dead guys are innocent.

Amazing. Just amazing.

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