Saturday, December 09, 2006

1001 Arabian Nights - Orgies and Debauchery

Muslim Hypocrisy is an interesting post at The Pugil Stick. Atheling2 points to the recent report of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's failure to avert his eyes from scantily clad dancing girls while in Doha and Mohammad Atta's visit to strip clubs in the days before he slammed a 757 into the Trade Tower.

This reminded me of this news article I read in early November. And folks say we are losing the war!

Friday, November 3, 2006

Orgies in Wahabi Saudi Arabia: Western culture blamed

Known as a modest and pious man, Saudi King Abdullah has been hearing steady reports of a sharp decline in morals in his country.

In Jeddah, the Mawadda Social and Family Reconciliation and Counseling Center has been processing requests for help from thousands of married couples on the verge of breaking up, Middle East Newsline reported. The threat is not divorce, heavily frowned upon in the kingdom, but of the husband establishing a second home with a concubine or prostitute.

"Our youths are not, unfortunately, educated on the importance of leading a secure married life," said Hassan Al Shelabi, the center director. "While the parents are keen to give their children luxury homes, rich food and fashionable clothing they neglect to prepare the children for a healthy married life and being good husbands or wives."

Al Shelabi said his center has received reports of wife swapping, of husbands pressuring wives to sleep with their friends and of orgies. He said these requests reflect the influence of Western culture, easily accessible on satellite television or the Internet.

An immediate danger is the breakdown of the Saudi family. Young Saudis are often forced into marriage by their elders. But once behind closed doors, there is no pretense of any commitment.

Not surprisingly, the disdain that young Saudi men have for marriage has led to a huge increase in single Saudi women. The Saudi men would rather use their spare time to play house with Western women in Europe or the United States rather than raise a family back home.

Abdullah regards this phenomenon as part of the corruption of Saudi life fueled by easy oil money that has wrecked traditional values of honesty and work.

With the
price of oil steadily moving to $100 a barrel, the good life for young Saudis is expected to only get easier.
Okay, I don't have a problem with the disintegration of the traditional Muslim family. If Western decadence, to which most Westerners are inured, will destroy the enemy then by all means, let's give them more. In my opinion the Victoria's Secret Underwear Hour on CBS should be broadcast 24/7 into Saudi Arabia, and the rest of the Muslim world, too. They're exploiting our weaknesses, it's only fair to exploit theirs. And there are so many to choose from - girls, boys, camels, anything involving sex.

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Friday, December 08, 2006

Terror Attack Thwarted Near Chicago

Homegrown terrorist, Derrick Shareef, tried the trade a set of stereo speakers for grenades and a 9MM handgun. That must have been one helluva speaker set!

Authroities say Shareef wanted to attack the Cherry Vale shopping mall in Rockford, Ill. and possibly a courthouse. Shareef made a "martyr" video tape saying, "This is a warning to those who disbelieve, that we are here for you and I am ready to give my life." The Joint Terrorism Taskforce describes him as a "lone wolf" without connections to an organized terror group.

ABC News

Dec. 8, 2006 — ABC News has learned a Chicago-area man has been charged with plotting a terrorist attack.

Derrick Shareef, of Rockford, Ill was arrested Wednesday by the Joint Terrorism Taskforce when he met an undercover agent to trade hand grenades and a 9-millimeter handgun for a set of stereo speakers.

Shareef is accused of planning to use firearms and explosives to attack the CherryVale shopping mall in Rockford. The alleged plan was to target the 130-store mall during the holiday shopping season.

In September, Shareef became acquainted with a confidential witness who was cooperating with the FBI and confided to him that he wanted to commit acts of violent jihad against civilians.

On December 2, Shareef and the confidential source made video tapes of their last wills and testament.

On the video, Shareef again mentions jihad and says, "This is a warning to those who disbelieve, that we are here for you and I am ready to give my life."

According to the complaint filed today in Chicago, Shareef also discussed attacking local buildings on several occasions, including city hall and the federal courthouse along with the shopping center.

Shareef is being described as a "lone wolf" style terrorist and is not believed to have ties to any organized terrorist group.
Of course, he doesn't belong to any organized terror group - he's a jihadi! When are the Feds going to get it? Jihad is a person thing that doesn't require any group affiliiation beyond Islam. The only way Muslims can guarantee entry into "Paradise" is by killing an infidel or die trying. Every Muslim has the Al'lah given right to pursue and kill infidels at their own discretion. That's what makes all the Muslims in the US and other Western countries so dangerous. Plus the fact that Mo'profit said it's okay to lie to infidels. So when you go up to a Muslim and ask, "Do you intend to kill me?", they will say, "No, of coures not!" How can any of us be sure they are telling the truth?

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Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Make English Official Say Hispanic Immigrant Majority

Sixty-five percent of Hispanic American adults want English made the official language of the United States of America. Of first generation US citizens, 60% support English as the official language and 79% of second generation US citizens favor English as the official language of the United States.

A poll conducted by Zogby International and published by the conservative organization The Washington Times found large segments of our population want English declared the official US language. Among the findings of those in support:

67% - non-US born;
64% - born US
73% - Hispanics with less than high school education;
69% - respondents from Mexico.

"Hola" may not be the greeting of choice among Hispanics living in the United States. Nearly two-thirds of Hispanic adults -- 65 percent -- favor making English the nation's official language, according to a survey released yesterday.

"More than three-in-four immigrants to the U.S. favored the legislation, as did nearly 60 percent of first-generation and 79 percent of second-generation Americans," the survey from Zogby International found.

Another 67 percent of respondents not born here favored the idea compared with 64 percent of those born in the U.S. Favorable numbers were highest among Hispanics with less than a high school education (73 percent), young adults age 18 to 29 years (70 percent), Republicans (69 percent) and those from Mexico (69 percent).

"Making English our official language celebrates the unifying factor in our diverse nation," said Mauro Mujica, chairman of District-based, 1.8 million-member U.S. English, an activist group seeking to preserve English usage in the government and elsewhere.

"This poll should demonstrate to legislators that their efforts to make English the official language are supported, not derided, by the Hispanic community," Mr. Mujica said.

The survey of 903 Hispanic adults was conducted Nov. 17 to 20, and has a margin of error of 3 percentage points.

Currently, 27 states have adopted laws making English their official language. On a global level, 92 percent of the world's nations have adopted an official language, according to the U.S. Census and the World Almanac. English is the language of choice in 31 of them.

According to new figures released by the Census Bureau last month, 52 million people speak a language other than English at home; 45 percent of them say they speak English "less than very well." Spanish was the most prevalent, spoken by 62 percent; almost half of that population said they were not proficient in English.

The greatest percentage of non-English speakers are in border states, along with Nevada, Florida, New York, New Jersey, Illinois and Colorado, with the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia ranked 14th, 24th and 25th, respectively, on a Census ranking of non-English speaking states.

Though 160 members of Congress recently supported H.R. 997, the English Language Unity act, which would make English the official national language, local governments are increasingly calling the shots in their own regions. Towns and counties in Maryland, Nevada, Texas, Arizona, Pennsylvania and California are among those passing English language referendums. The Cherokee County Board of Commissioners in Georgia votes today on their own measure, which also includes a proposal to fine landlords who rent to illegal aliens.

"As an immigrant to the U.S., I am not surprised by the strong support for official English among Hispanics," said Mr. Mujica, who came here from Chile in 1965.
"The majority of immigrants understand that coming to a new country means learning the language of that country. While individuals are free to speak the language of their choice, they cannot expect the government to provide information in every foreign language."

Golly! Imagine that, the majority of immigrants, particularly those of Hispanic origins, think it's a damned good idea to learn the language of their new home country, the United States America - ENGLISH! And so many of them believe English should be legislated as the official language of the United States. One third of the countries with official language have chosen -SURPRISE! - English.

Hat tip to Pirate's Cove.

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Monday, December 04, 2006

Amnesty for Illegals Democrats Declare

This is the United States of America!

Speak Spanish, damn it!

Congress will approve an immigration bill that will grant citizenship rights to most of the 12 million to 20 million illegal aliens in the U.S. after Democrats take control next month, predict both sides on Capitol Hill.

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Sunday, December 03, 2006

Ahmadinejad's Term Shortened

Image v. reality

The Iranian Parliament has voted to cut short the term of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The parliamentarians apparently want him gone 18 months early by changing the timing for the next presidential elections from August 2009 to February 2008, says Hotair.

The 80% majority voting in favor of the measure, point out the measure would reform the executive and legislative powers providing greater cooperation between the two powers and strengthening the supervisorial role of parliament. Elections for the presidency and the legislature would be held simultaneously saving time and money.

The Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting conducted a poll recently as reported by CBNNews. The results showed a drastic drop in confidence for Ahmadinejad. Last year, 60% of Iranians approved of the job Ahmadinejad was doing. I the recent poll, 69% dissapprove of his performance.

Ratification of the bill is required by the Iranian Constitutional Committee headed by Ahmadinejad arch-rival Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a former president. Rafsanjani is running for a seat in the Assembly of Experts, an 86 member body that monitors the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Rafsanjani is running against Ahmadinejad's spiritual mentor Masbah Yazdi.

What does this mean for Iran and the rest of the world? Who knows? The workings of Persian politics has been a mystery for a thousand years and nothing is likely to clarify anything now.

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The Rumsfeld Iraq Memo

Just two days before he resigned, Defense Secratary Donald Rumsfeld submitted to President Bush a memo. The classified memo advocates major shifts in America's Iraq policy. Then SecDef Rumsfeld clearly states in the opening that what America is doing is working neither fast enough nor well enough.

The memo is a fairly lengthy list of options. This might suggest Rumsfeld has thought about these ideas for some time. If so, then he is not the main advocate for "stay the course" policies that to him clearly were not working. He also points out that the number of American bases in-country have been reduced significantly from "110 to 55 bases."

December 3, 2006
Rumsfeld’s Memo of Options for Iraq War
The New York Times

Nov. 6, 2006

SUBJECT: Iraq — Illustrative New Courses of Action

The situation in Iraq has been evolving, and U.S. forces have adjusted, over time, from major combat operations to counterterrorism, to counterinsurgency, to dealing with death squads and sectarian violence. In my view it is time for a major adjustment. Clearly, what U.S. forces are currently doing in Iraq is not working well enough or fast enough. Following is a range of options:


Above the Line: (Many of these options could and, in a number of cases, should be done in combination with others)

¶ Publicly announce a set of benchmarks agreed to by the Iraqi Government and the U.S. — political, economic and security goals — to chart a path ahead for the Iraqi government and Iraqi people (to get them moving) and for the U.S. public (to reassure them that progress can and is being made).

¶ Significantly increase U.S. trainers and embeds, and transfer more U.S. equipment to Iraqi Security forces (ISF), to further accelerate their capabilities by refocusing the assignment of some significant portion of the U.S. troops currently in Iraq.

¶ Initiate a reverse embeds program, like the Korean Katusas, by putting one or more Iraqi soldiers with every U.S. and possibly Coalition squad, to improve our units’ language capabilities and cultural awareness and to give the Iraqis experience and training with professional U.S. troops.

¶ Aggressively beef up the Iraqi MOD and MOI, and other Iraqi ministries critical to the success of the ISF — the Iraqi Ministries of Finance, Planning, Health, Criminal Justice, Prisons, etc. — by reaching out to U.S. military retirees and Reserve/National Guard volunteers (i.e., give up on trying to get other USG Departments to do it.)

¶ Conduct an accelerated draw-down of U.S. bases. We have already reduced from 110 to 55 bases. Plan to get down to 10 to 15 bases by April 2007, and to 5 bases by July 2007.

¶ Retain high-end SOF capability and necessary support structure to target Al Qaeda, death squads, and Iranians in Iraq, while drawing down all other Coalition forces, except those necessary to provide certain key enablers for the ISF.

¶ Initiate an approach where U.S. forces provide security only for those provinces or cities that openly request U.S. help and that actively cooperate, with the stipulation being that unless they cooperate fully, U.S. forces would leave their province.

¶ Stop rewarding bad behavior, as was done in Fallujah when they pushed in reconstruction funds, and start rewarding good behavior. Put our reconstruction efforts in those parts of Iraq that are behaving, and invest and create havens of opportunity to reward them for their good behavior. As the old saying goes, “If you want more of something, reward it; if you want less of something, penalize it.” No more reconstruction assistance in areas where there is violence.

¶ Position substantial U.S. forces near the Iranian and Syrian borders to reduce infiltration and, importantly, reduce Iranian influence on the Iraqi Government.

¶ Withdraw U.S. forces from vulnerable positions — cities, patrolling, etc. — and move U.S. forces to a Quick Reaction Force (QRF) status, operating from within Iraq and Kuwait, to be available when Iraqi security forces need assistance.

¶ Begin modest withdrawals of U.S. and Coalition forces (start “taking our hand off the bicycle seat”), so Iraqis know they have to pull up their socks, step up and take responsibility for their country.

¶ Provide money to key political and religious leaders (as Saddam Hussein did), to get them to help us get through this difficult period.

¶ Initiate a massive program for unemployed youth. It would have to be run by U.S. forces, since no other organization could do it.

¶ Announce that whatever new approach the U.S. decides on, the U.S. is doing so on a trial basis. This will give us the ability to readjust and move to another course, if necessary, and therefore not “lose.”

¶ Recast the U.S. military mission and the U.S. goals (how we talk about them) — go minimalist.

Below the Line (less attractive options):

¶ Continue on the current path.

¶ Move a large fraction of all U.S. Forces into Baghdad to attempt to control it.

¶ Increase Brigade Combat Teams and U.S. forces in Iraq substantially.

¶ Set a firm withdrawal date to leave. Declare that with Saddam gone and Iraq a sovereign nation, the Iraqi people can govern themselves. Tell Iran and Syria to stay out.

¶ Assist in accelerating an aggressive federalism plan, moving towards three separate states — Sunni, Shia, and Kurd.

¶ Try a Dayton-like process.

Where I see US policy failures has been in the lack of carrot and stick rationale as Rumsfeld suggests. First, provide aid only to those areas openly requesting US help and actively assisting in efforts to pacify and rebuild. If full cooperation is not forthcoming, American troops, money, and rebuilding aid will simply leave the area to the tender mercies of the other side. Second, don't reward behavior contrary to the stated and agreed upon goals. To many sheiks and tribes are playing both ends of the stick - rebuild during the day and sabatage by night, all the while collecting money from the Coalitions and al-Qaida and their wannabes. Third, the over-reliance on regular Army and Marine troops to fight a Special Operations Forces war. Our men and women in combat uniform have been outstanding in performing duties for which they were not originally trained or created. Their mission has always been to be the hammer and anvil. The current war in Iraq and on terrorists, demands a more sophisticated approach as was envisioned by Rumsfeld at the start. Smaller, mobile, highly skilled and trained professional units with the best technology and equipment the US can provide; units much more like the enemy we face, practicing hit and run, small scale, surgical strikes against hiigh value targets.

Somewhere along the way, we were sidetracked away from what was envisioned to the asymmetric war we are fighting today. "Stay the course" may be a good political bumber sticker, but when applied to a battle tank it's just a target. Throughtout time, large armies have not been able to defeat guerrilla terror tactics, neither has terror ever succeeded. A stalemale generally ensues, ending only when the first and second generation guerrilla terrorists die out. The third generation is too interested in making money to fight dirty wars anymore. We have a ways to go till that generation. In the meantime, we can't prevail if we don't change stratagems.

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