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inside an Iraqi prison…

Posted by abu ameerah on Thursday, October 11, 2007

A brief look at the increasing number of women being held in Iraqi prisons. What crimes are these women guilty of? Being Sunni? Being “extremists”? Being linked to the insurgency? Who knows. Thanks “W”

 

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a grim anniversary…

Posted by abu ameerah on Monday, September 17, 2007

Today, the survivors of the Sabra and Shatila massacre will recall a dark moment in history. It was today, Sept. 17th 1982, that a Lebanese Christian militia (supported by Israel) invaded a Palestinian refugee camp and went about the process of methodically killing all civilian inhabitants. The few survivors who did manage to escape this act of genocide 25 years ago are again reminded of the past when looking at the recent destruction of the Nahr al Bared refugee camp by the Lebanese military. The reality is that in a world of dirty politics, where allegiances can easily shift or be bought & sold at a moments notice, it is the civilian who often pays the ultimate price. I wonder how much media attention this won’t will get?

Robert Fisk visited the scene of the massacre…

Posted in Crime, general, genocide, history, Human Rights, In The News, Lebanon, makes me think, mercenaries, Muslims, occupation, Palestine, politics, poverty, private armies, Realpolitik, war, War on Terror | 1 Comment »

look who’s talkin’ now…

Posted by abu ameerah on Sunday, September 16, 2007

Did former FED Chairman Alan Greenspan just say a mouthful? I think he did…I think he did. I don’t expect much to come of Greenspan’s recent thoughts. After all, he is a private citizen now and is entitled to his own opinion like any other American citizen — or that might be the argument of the Whitehouse as they’ll likely be doing some damage control to counter Greenspan. Ultimately though, Greenspan’s thoughts amount to a political “wedgie” given to the Commander in Chief Thief…not much else.

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pakistani politics…

Posted by abu ameerah on Thursday, September 13, 2007

So much for democracy in Pakistan, huh Busharraf supporters? I suppose, former cricketer, Imran Khan recently joined forces with the Taliban. Talk about persona non grata! Subhanallah, when will Muslims wake up?

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slightly amusing…

Posted by abu ameerah on Monday, September 10, 2007

Authorities in Israel recently arrested this group for involvement in a number of crimes as well as membership in a Neo-Nazi group. Oh the irony of it all. Besides having Neo-Nazis to contend with…I found it particularly amusing that these guys got to Israel through the “law of return” which enables just about ANYONE (it seems) with even remote Jewish ancestry to legally reside in Israel. I suppose importing Russian Jews in droves kinda came back to bite ’em in the latka this time…

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depressing…

Posted by abu ameerah on Saturday, September 1, 2007

 

 

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the poets of guantanamo…

Posted by abu ameerah on Monday, August 27, 2007

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This article looks a at newly released book containing poetry written by some of the detainees in Camp X-Ray (Guantanomo), aka “gitmo”. I thought this quote from the article spoke volumes:

“Commander JD Gordan, a Pentagon spokesman, said the detainees “have attempted to use this medium as merely another tool in their battle of ideas against Western democracies”.

Hmmmmm….if, according to Commander JD Gordan, poetry is a “tool” that Guantanamo’s abused detainees are using in “battle” against Western democracies…I think that this may demonstrate how truly weak and pathetic Western democracies are (or at least have become). If indeed words – poetry no less – can be regarded as tools of warfare … then I suppose we are all capable of being enemies of the state. Perhaps the Communists said the same of Vaclav Havel, once upon a time.

Personally, I believe that the world would be better off if we all took a page from the detainees of Guantanamo and simply let our words be our weapons. I could be wrong though…

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the “restavek” children of haiti…

Posted by abu ameerah on Friday, August 24, 2007

Modern day slavery? Indentured servitude? A look at child abuse, Haitian-style.

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an important trial…

Posted by abu ameerah on Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Let’s see how the Department of Injustice tries to railroad another Muslim in the “war on terror”…

Read about it here

and here

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Posted in CIA, free speech, general, Government, Human Rights, In The News, Law, makes me think, Muslims, National Security, politics, war, War on Terror | 2 Comments »

the costs of globalization…

Posted by abu ameerah on Sunday, August 12, 2007

Interesting article that looks into the many costs of globalization — particularly concerning the health of the world’s poor.

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sign of the times…

Posted by abu ameerah on Thursday, August 9, 2007

A Dutch Member of Parliament (MP) has called for a complete ban on the Qur’an from the Netherlands. Once again, we see how ignorance rears its ugly head. Attacking Islam, or at least marginalizing Muslims, has become common in many European countries as former colonial powers feel forced to confront the issue of an enormous population growth among immigrants of middle eastern descent (Arabs from N. Africa, Turks, Pakistanis, black Africans from east & west Africa, etc). I suppose this is a sign of the times in which we live.

Posted in Europe, free speech, general, Human Rights, In The News, Islam, makes me think, Muslims, Netherlands, politics, Quran, what the....?! | 5 Comments »

i.n.s.a.n.e.

Posted by abu ameerah on Saturday, August 4, 2007

Tom Tancredo shows us the real face of Patriotism

Actually Ann Coulter already said a similar statement years ago — she then got the support of FOX News as well. Anyway, while most seem to have been shocked and expressed some level of disapproval … here are the reactions of (just some) of those who agree with Tancredo:

BRAVO! FINALLY, SOMEONE WITH GUTS!

Posted By Anonymous

Honestly I can not think of another deterrant that would hold such power over the Islamo-Fascist terrorists. Im like him, If theres a better way Im all ears but until then hit them where it hurts the most. It took an atom bomb to bring the Japanese into submission during WWII. They were fighting for their “religion” and were fanatics as well. What is going to be todays “atom bomb” for the Islamic terrorists?

Posted By Kyle Massey Blue Springs Mo

“Crazy”,,”Reprehensible”????
I’m not so sure. These so called “people” seem to understand only violence and fear. Perhaps this is one method we should try before we succumb to the ol’ polical corrdctness which is already ruining this country!

Posted By Brooklyn, NY

Sounds right by me. Just start with the most militant mosques/clerics and work your way out from there. Does this mean that there ARE people in Washington that still have the ability to THINK?

Posted By Danny Houston, TX

 

I support the idea of publicly stating that if another terrorist act takes place in the US, some facilities considered sacred in Islam, will be destroyed.

Posted By Art, Mobile, AL

 

Since Tom Tancredo is the only one with any guts on this issue, which is the primary issue of our times, he gets my vote for president.

Posted By C Glenn

 

He’s correct, if we keep backing off, they will keep advancing, time to take a stand and say no more, you attack us, we will attack what you love. More power to him!!!!

Posted By Dean, Niles Ohio

 

100% agree. If these nut case islamic fundamentalist want to even think of attacking us we should make it perfectly clear to them that if you even attemp to attack us and suceed, we will turn all your holy sites into a super sized craters.I suggest we wait until they are all at Mecca then bomb it. They showed no mercy for us on 9/11, so we are just returning the favor.

Posted By Chris

 

Right on! If they know Mecca will be wiped of the earth and still attack they have only themselves to blame. George Bush is the only reprehensible and crazy one in the issue.

Posted By Henry Greenville Virginia

 

It is what these jihadists do in the name of Allah that is reprehensible. When are we going to wake up and realize that you cannot fight a “Holy War” on a political basis? Israel also should take Tancredo’s advice and launch a rocket into the Dome of the Rock for every rocket that lands on their soil. This is the language that these hate and fear mongers understand.

Posted By Mike, Worland, Wyoming

 

I agree and we should also atteack their women and children as they are part of the problem too, the children will turn to terrorists and if you think the women are not as crazy and dangerous as their terrorist husbands and sons, then this country is in more trouble than i thought.

Posted By Scott Harris, San Diego, California

 

I absolutely agree with everything he said. We’ve got to do something. As bad as Hiroshima and Nogasaki were, maybe we need to repeat some history. People in the middle east are obviously crazy, and haven’t been pursuaded thus far. We’ve tried to help them and it hasn’t worked. And if they’re going to keep killing themselves and attacking our country then we might as well send them a message they can understand.

Posted By Greg Topeka ks

 

YES!!!!Thank God for Tom Tancredo. Bombs Away! This is a Christian-Muslim conflict, whether you like it or not, andamerica is a Christian country, whether you like it or not

Posted By Jeff, san Diego Ca

 

He has the guts to stand up, and call a spade a spade. It is this “political correctness” which has landed us in this “war on terrorism”.

Posted By Spade

 

Good for Tancredo! This is a great idea, however, the politically correct elite will feel this is too “extreme” to deal with attacks on N.A.

Posted By Susan, Alberta, Canada

 

I agree, bomb their holiest cities.

Posted By AC, Tampa, FL

 

I agree with Colorado Rep. Tom Tancredo’s assertion that the U.S. must be able to attack holy sites and/or any other target that matters most to terrorists as a way of life. They attack our way of life. They attacked the American people. The United States must be able to make Muslims, or any other group, think twice about attacking U.S. interests. Having been deployed in Iraq for 30 months straight, the U.S. military is fighting with one arm tied behind their backs, because of bad foreign policy and politics. The current foreign policy and tactics of the U.S. is a failure in Iraq and against terrorism in general, period. Enough politicking. More action is needed that not only protects the integrity of our Constitution and way of life, but the future of our children and the rest of the world. As long as the American government is seen as weak in responses to catastrophes against the U.S., the more attacks will be given birth.

Posted By Mike. Atlanta, Georgia

 

Tancredo’s policy would also ensure that planning any such attack is almost impossible, as fellow Muslims would give up their compatriots to prevent such retribution

Posted By Roger, NYC, NY

 

Outstanding; it is about time somebody had the courage to stand up and suggest something that the silent majority would support! Before Vietnam, wars were fought by the military; not by the media and ignorant government officials. What are those currently opposed to this war going to say when it truly reaches our shores and endangers THEIR lives?

Posted By Michael E Blackmore, St. Cloud, FL

 

Treat the Islamic fundamentalists like Japan of the 1940’s. Blunt force trauma is the only thing that they will respect and understand. Good call Tom.

Posted By Steve, Oakville, Ontario

 

Finally! Yes! The perfect deterrent. Absolutely! I am behind this idea 110%. Since they hold no value on human life, but only on “holy” places, I can’t think of anything that would be a better deterrent than this.

 

Posted By Janet, Corpus Christi, Texas

 

finally someone who wants to stick up for the USA- we should of done this sooner, like right after 9/11, vote for this guy if you wanna save our country!

Posted By mike

 

Finally….someone who understands the mentality and the true nature of the threat we face as Americans. This, along with other drastic measures, should be implemented in order to make these people understand that we mean business!

Posted By B. Black, Houston Texas

 

I concur. The only effective deterrent to another attack is to guarantee that it will result in the destruction of something the loss of which the enemy will not risk.

Posted By Ralph Egleston, Lee’s Summit, MO

 

Man this guy just hit the nail squarely on the head. This is my guy for President. We are tired of feeling threatened and we need to promise the ultimate payback. Fair game I say.

Posted By Jay Memphis TN

 

I would vote for Tancredo.

Posted By Dave, Leesburg, VA.

 

First, anyone who think s saudi arabia is our ally is woefully uniformed. We’ve been way too hands off with these guys, the Muslim world – MANY of whom wouldn’t think twice about nuking us – for way too long. It’s time we really meant business. They do. I’ve lived in the middle east and believe me, this kind of thing is the only thing they’ll pay attention to.

Posted By Matt, Boston, MA

 

I swear, I’ve been saying this for years. It’s called a deterent, all of you crybabies. It’s called, you “F” with me, I’ll “F” with you ten times worse. I bet the Muslim world runs out of holy sites before we run out of bombs.

Make Mecca glow in the dark for the next 2,000 years and see who wants to play tough with us again.

And if we bomb Pakistan into the stone age, killing ever man, woman, child, goat, and blade of grass, who do you think is going to try anything? No, instead, you have your own elected officials trying to withdraw from battles because their political success is tied to us being defeated and they spend more time worrying about the rights of terrorists (you know, you call them “insurgents”) and whether or not we should eavesdrop on them to protect this country.

Needs someone with a pair of stones to keep the whiney liberals’ right to be whiney liberals’ safe. And they just don’t realize it’s the right that fights the fights to help protect their freedom to be on the left. Go to the Middle East and see how well liberals fare, then moan about the U.S. government.

Posted By Jason, Las Vegas NV

 

Good for him! It’s about time a politician made sense. This is the only kind of reason these people understand.

Posted By Mike N. Lebanon, CT

 

Im with you Tom. Kill them all!

Posted By John Bosa, Stuart, Florida

 

Considering the Saudis have been the primary sponsor of terrorism around the world since the early seventies and are actively involved in undermining western civilization. I think this would send a loud and clear message to the Islamic fundamentalists there that there is a great price to be paid by them for trying to undermine and destroy our civilization.

Nuke’em all.

Posted By Canadian Infidel, Ontario, Canada

 

Well folks,
Maybe this is a bit extreme, but he has got the right idea. After Pearl Harbor was attacked were we supposed to sit around and sing Kumbyeya (sorry, spelling)? If this country is attacked again, SOMETHING HAS to happen beside sitting around debating and talking about it. Haven’t you realized … this isn’t working. BTW. the Saudis truly aren’t our allies.

Posted By Suzanne, Charlotte, NC

 

I’ve just become a Tancredo fan.

Enough with the white flag waving Dhimmicrats and the elitist mealy mouthed PC Incompeticans.

If some brain dead jihadist wants to
try for his 72 raisins, then it is time
to Rock and Roll big time.

Don’t Tread On Me.

Posted By DES, LV, NV

 

I totally agree with Tom. If a Bully attacks hit them where it hurts. You cannot reason with these insane fanatics. Being a pacifist sounds nice but it doesnt seem to ever accomplish anything.

Posted By Jim Surprise, Az

 

I agree! That’s a powerfull threat & one they most likely will take seriously! It’s about time for some tough talk from Washington. I’m sick of these whiners, including our current president. Could weadopt this guy to run for president? PLEASE!

Posted By John R. Rochdale, MA

Actually, this may be an eventuality if things continue. We should never apologize to Islam, for Muhammad was a stone cold killer of innocent people—and WWMD (What Would Muhammad Do?) shapes Islamic thinking.
And their thinking, is their Achilles Heel. We should have already adopted a defillation policy if we weren’t so maddeningly PC…in other words, FEED TERRORIST BODIES TO HOGS; and that will deter them quite a bit by denying them access to Paradise.

 

Posted By Bobby, Atlanta, GA

 

They want to follow the Koran, ok, we’ll follow the bible, an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.

Posted By Anonymous

 

We should have hit Mecca and Medina on Sept 12 ,2001, just for a warm up.

Posted By Brad Nash Toronto On

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sad…

Posted by abu ameerah on Friday, August 3, 2007

Does anyone else recall Bush telling the world about Saddam’s “rape rooms” and how such horrible places were no longer in operation in a (newly) “Free Iraq”? This article looks at the human tragedies of the Bush Admin’s “liberated” Iraq.

Posted in Crime, general, Government, Human Rights, Iraq, makes me think, Muslims, National Security, politics, rape, Sadr City, Shia, war, War on Terror | 1 Comment »

Mercenaries for Hire … America’s War of Shadows

Posted by abu ameerah on Thursday, August 2, 2007

Much has been written over the past 4+ years with regard to the role that civilian contractors (aka “Mercs” or “Guns-for-Hire”) are playing in Iraq. The continued use and reliance on civilian contractors in Iraq has raised a number of legal and ethical questions for all of those who have investigated allegations of murder, fraud, and abuse by contractors. This article looks at the role of Blackwater in America’s war of shadows

Civilian Military Contractors … Mercenaries … Guns-for-Hire … Private Security … The Coalition of the Billing …

Whatever.

 

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freakonomics?

Posted by abu ameerah on Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Robert Mugabe really knows the value of a dollar or $200,000

I’m quite sure Mugabe failed ECON 101 during his college days at Dictator U.

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