Archive for September, 2007

Hate crime literature found on cars in Detroit

Douglas J. Hagmann, Director

30 September 2007: Leaflets found on vehicles in the Detroit area contained messages of hate and urged the murder of those who do not adhere to the Muslim faith:

“Kill Jews and Christians if they don’t believe in Allah and Mohammad.”

According to police reports, the anti-Jewish and anti-Christian fliers were found on cars parked in a lot on the northwest corner of 15 Mile and Ryan roads in Sterling heights, Michigan.

Sterling Heights police Detective Sgt. Paul Jesperson said three separate complaints were filed by residents last week who found the fliers on their windshields. According to Sgt. Jespersen, the flier stated: “Kill Jews and Christians if they don’t believe in Allah and Mohammad,” and further advises people to “Fight those who do not believe.”

According to one media account, Detroit area resident Sam Richardson was shopping at the Kroger store on Tuesday when he saw the flier on his windshield. Asking his 11-year-old daughter to remove it, Richardson said his daughter began crying after she read the flier. He stated he had to explain the flier to his daughter and 7 year-old son who was also with him.

Most notably, no well-financed, large political and religious activist group has filed any hate-crime complaints with the local police department - and there were no press conferences or requests that the placement of these fliers to be treated as a hate crime…

COMPLETE ARTICLE, courtesy of Mr. Robert Spencer

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No surprise: Security on U.S.-Canada border fails terror test

28 September 2007: Government investigators were able to cross from Canada into the United States carrying a duffle bag with contents that looked like radioactive material and never encountered a law enforcement official, according to a report released Thursday by investigators from the Government Accountability Office.

Six years after 9/11, Ronald Colburn, national deputy chief of the Border Patrol, becomes defense about security shortcomings in face of report…

COMPLETE ARTICLE

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Disbarred, convicted lawyer for terrorists to give “ethics” lecture at Hofstra

Douglas J. Hagmann, Director

More insanity in academia26 September 2007: Lynne STEWART, the disbarred lawyer convicted of aiding terrorists will be giving a lecture on legal ethics at an upcoming law school ethics conference at Hofstra University. STEWART, who was found guilty of conspiring with terrorist Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, the Muslim terrorist convicted in 1996 of plots to bomb landmarks in and around New York City, is scheduled to give a lecture on October 16 at Hofstra Law School’s “Legal Ethics: Lawyering on the Edge” at the Hempsted, NY University.

After a nine-month trial and nearly 2 weeks of jury deliberations, Stewart was convicted on 10 February 2005 of providing material support to terrorists. For her role in facilitating illegal communications between imprisoned Islamic terrorist Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman and the Egyptian Islamic Group Gamaat al Islamia, an Islamic terrorist group allied with al Qaeda, STEWART was sentenced to a mere 28 months in prison. She is currently free on bail pending appeal.

Related: National Review Online (article by Andrew C. McCarthy)

“Lynne Stewart’s sentencing is our crystal ball for the return of September 10th America.” – Andrew McCarthy

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Law enforcement under attack by Islamic groups

Douglas J. Hagmann, Director

Is that a Qu’ran in your pants or are you just happy to see me?

24 September 2007: Men and women in law enforcement have one of the toughest jobs in America, if not the toughest. It’s bad enough that they face the possibility of not returning home from their shift, but now they face the increased possibility of being sued by individuals and special interest groups largely representing the interests of enemies of America. Consider it another form of warfare by terrorists or terrorist sympathizers in this asymmetrical war in which we find ourselves.

For example, consider the case of 49 year-old Jeffrey SHIELDS, a Muslim convert from Ocala, Florida. SHIELDS, no stranger to the process of being arrested as indicated by his Florida rap sheet (below), is filing a civil rights complaint against four Ocala police officers for firing a Taser gun at him for not complying with their orders to him to show his hands, making sure that he was unarmed.

The incident took place after police received an anonymous call that a Black man matching the description of SHIELDS was in the area of Northwest 12th Avenue and Northwest Second Street, in possession of a large amount of drugs and a Glock handgun. SHIELDS just happened to be in the area and was stopped by police who noticed something protruding from the waistband of his pants. According to reports, SHEILDS had his hand over the object, under his shirt, and refused to raise his hand when ordered to do so by the police.

According to the complaint filed by SHIELDS, police approached him with their weapons drawn and ordered him to remove his hand from under his jersey. SHIELDS allegedly told police officers that all he had under his shirt was “my holy Quran.” Police then advised him to “drop it,” and show both hands to police. In a media interview, SHIELDS said that he was determined “not to desecrate [the Qu'ran] in any way” and kept his hand in his waistband under his jersey.

In the tense moments during this exchange, police officers approached the non-compliant SHIELDS and force him to his knees, then stretched his arms above his head in a prone position.. As one of the officers attempted to handcuff him, SHIELDS put his right hand back onto the object in his waistband. When he again refused orders to remove his hand from his waist, police stunned him twice with a Taser, and handcuffed him.

Police found no guns or drugs on SHIELDS - only a Qu’ran wrapped in a cloth tucked in the waistband of his pants. According to SHIELDS, he was holding the Qu’ran in place so it would not be desecrating by it falling to the ground, which he says explains his refusal to raise both of his hands when ordered to do so. For his failure to take his hand from the object protruding from his waistband - an object that could have been a gun - SHIELDS was “tasered” by police. For their actions to avoid being shot in the event the object was a weapon, four reputable police officers find themselves fighting for their jobs.

Equally insidious is the response by various Islamic groups to this incident. The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), for example, appears to be in agreement with the civil action filed by SHIELDS, based solely on their mass e-mailing outlining the incident. CAIR, an organization routinely used to provide Islamic “sensitivity training” to law enforcement agencies is publicizing the complaint of Jeffrey SHIELDS in their mass mailings, suggesting at least their tacit approval of the civil liberties lawsuit.

More outrageous, however, is the position of Dr. Zafer SABAWI, an Iman of the Islamic Association of Central Florida, who is suggesting by his statements that law enforcement across the U.S. must subjugate itself to Islamic culture by recognizing the holy nature of the Qu’ran, whether it’s tucked in someone’s waistband or elsewhere.

When asked if SHIELDS could have dropped the Qu’ran as ordered by police, SABAWI replied:

“In extreme circumstances, you probably could do it,” but with a qualification. “In that circumstance, it’s up to how he feels in his heart but, in normal circumstances, if I see someone drop the Qu’ran, I would jump immediately behind him and pick it up, kiss it and put it up.”

Look for more situations like this to develop to strain our law enforcement- and look for special interest groups to lobby for special considerations for those opting to carry Qu’rans in their waistbands.

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The Popeye Syndrome Again

“America is not a nation at war; they are a nation with its military at war.” –Sgt. Eddie Jeffers

By Sean Osborne, Associate Director, Military Affairs

22 September 2007: Last week Hillary Clinton called four-star General David Petraeus a liar to his face. The hard-core Stalinists of MoveOn.org, truly the leading edge of political thought and deed in the Democrat Party referred to the general as “General Betray Us” in a full-page ad in the New York Times. The dishonorable congressional coward John Murtha (D-PA) once referred to U.S Marines in combat as cold blooded killers. Those Marines were proven innocent and Murtha escaped and evaded from an imperative apology in a panic filled flight down a spider hole which looked remarkably like an elevator shaft. Ditto for ex-presidential candidate and band-aid purple heart recipient John “Stupid in Iraq” Kerry who accused U.S. troops of murdering Iraqi children in their homes. The dishonorable and despicable list of Democrat congresspersons and their comments goes on and on ad nauseum.

I don’t know about you America, but I’ve had my fill of these political munchkins. It’s related to a malady this core conservative calls “The Popeye Syndrome” because that All-American cartoon character said it best. “That’s all I can stand, I can’t stands no more.”  I can’t. I’ve had it. Enough is enough.

Therefore, from this point forward you can read the words of a true American patriot, a true hero, and a real martyr for freedom. A soldier who gave his life recently in Iraq, a man whose sacrifice those mentioned above could care less about. A man of impeccable honor and peerless integrity. Read now the words of the late-SGT Eddie Jeffers, one of the American soldiers the above Democrat’s love to insult as a virtual part of their daily routine. My closing comment follows.

Hope Rides Alone
By Sgt. Eddie Jeffers
February 1, 2007, Ramadi, Iraq“I stare out into the darkness from my post, and I watch the city burn to the ground. I smell the familiar smells, I walk through the familiar rubble, and I look at the frightened faces that watch me pass down the streets of their neighborhoods. My nerves hardly rest; my hands are steady on a device that has been given to me from my government for the purpose of taking the lives of others.

I sweat, and I am tired. My back aches from the loads I carry. Young American boys look to me to direct them in a manner that will someday allow them to see their families again…and yet, I too, am just a boy….my age not but a few years more than that of the ones I lead. I am stressed, I am scared, and I am paranoid…because death is everywhere. It waits for me, it calls to me from around street corners and windows, and it is always there.

There are the demons that follow me, and tempt me into thoughts and actions that are not my own…but that are necessary for survival. I’ve made compromises with my humanity. And I am not alone in this. Miles from me are my brethren in this world, who walk in the same streets…who feel the same things, whether they admit to it or not.

And to think, I volunteered for this…

And I am ignorant to the rest of the world…or so I thought.

But even thousands of miles away, in Ramadi, Iraq, the cries and screams and complaints of the ungrateful reach me. In a year, I will be thrust back into society from a life and mentality that doesn’t fit your average man. And then, I will be alone. And then, I will walk down the streets of America, and see the yellow ribbon stickers on the cars of the same people who compare our President to Hitler.

I will watch the television and watch the Cindy Sheehans, and the Al Frankens, and the rest of the ignorant sheep of America spout off their mouths about a subject they know nothing about. It is their right, however, and it is a right that is defended by hundreds of thousands of boys and girls scattered across the world, far from home. I use the word boys and girls, because that’s what they are. In the Army, the average age of the infantryman is nineteen years old. The average rank of soldiers killed in action is Private First Class.

People like Cindy Sheehan are ignorant. Not just to this war, but to the results of their idiotic ramblings, or at least I hope they are. They don’t realize its effects on this war. In this war, there are no Geneva Conventions, no cease fires. Medics and Chaplains are not spared from the enemy’s brutality because it’s against the rules. I can only imagine the horrors a military Chaplain would experience at the hands of the enemy. The enemy slinks in the shadows and fights a coward’s war against us. It is effective though, as many men and women have died since the start of this war. And the memory of their service to America is tainted by the inconsiderate remarks on our nation’s news outlets. And every day, the enemy changes…only now, the enemy is becoming something new. The enemy is transitioning from the Muslim extremists to Americans. The enemy is becoming the very people whom we defend with our lives. And they do not realize it. But in denouncing our actions, denouncing our leaders, denouncing the war we live and fight, they are isolating the military from society…and they are becoming our enemy.

Democrats and peace activists like to toss the word “quagmire” around and compare this war to Vietnam. In a way they are right, this war is becoming like Vietnam. Not the actual war, but in the isolation of country and military. America is not a nation at war; they are a nation with its military at war. Like it or not, we are here, some of us for our second, or third times; some even for their fourth and so on. Americans are so concerned now with politics, that it is interfering with our war.

Terrorists cut the heads off of American citizens on the internet…and there is no outrage, but an American soldier kills an Iraqi in the midst of battle, and there are investigations, and sometimes soldiers are even jailed…for doing their job.

It is absolutely sickening to me to think our country has come to this. Why are we so obsessed with the bad news? Why will people stop at nothing to be against this war, no matter how much evidence of the good we’ve done is thrown in their face? When is the last time CNN or MSNBC or CBS reported the opening of schools and hospitals in Iraq? Or the leaders of terror cells being detained or killed? It’s all happening, but people will not let up their hatred of President Bush. They will ignore the good news, because it just might show people that Bush was right.

America has lost its will to fight. It has lost its will to defend what is right and just in the world. The crazy thing of it all is that the American people have not even been asked to sacrifice a single thing. It’s not like World War II, where people rationed food and turned in cars to be made into metal for tanks. The American people have not been asked to sacrifice anything. Unless you are in the military or the family member of a service member, its life as usual…the war doesn’t affect you.

But it affects us. And when it is over and the troops come home and they try to piece together what’s left of them after their service…where will the detractors be then? Where will the Cindy Sheehans be to comfort and talk to soldiers and help them sort out the last couple years of their lives, most of which have been spent dodging death and wading through the deaths of their friends? They will be where they always are, somewhere far away, where the horrors of the world can’t touch them. Somewhere where they can complain about things they will never experience in their lifetime; things that the young men and women of America have willingly taken upon their shoulders.

We are the hope of the Iraqi people. They want what everyone else wants in life: safety, security, somewhere to call home. They want a country that is safe to raise their children in. Not a place where their children will be abducted raped and murdered if they do not comply with the terrorists demands. They want to live on, rebuild and prosper. And America has given them the opportunity, but only if we stay true to the cause and see it to its end. But the country must unite in this endeavor…we cannot place the burden on our military alone. We must all stand up and fight, whether in uniform or not. And supporting us is more than sticking yellow ribbon stickers on your cars. It’s supporting our President, our troops and our cause.

Right now, the burden is all on the American soldiers. Right now, hope rides alone. But it can change, it must change. Because there is only failure and darkness ahead for us as a country, as a people, if it doesn’t.

Let’s stop all the political nonsense, let’s stop all the bickering, let’s stop all the bad news and let’s stand and fight!

Isn’t that what America is about anyway?

So when will it happen for the rest of you America? When will “The Popeye Syndrome” afflict you? When will you become as fed up with the politically expedient acts and commentaries coming from the radical left in our less-than-loyal Congress and in our media? Guy’s like Eddie Jeffers sacrifice so that you can do exactly that - express yourselves. So, what are you waiting for? This is what America is about. At least it used to be.

God Bless SGT Eddie Jeffers. God bless his widow Stephanie. God Bless the Jeffers family. God Bless the Troops and God Bless America.

Other essays from Eddie can be read at NewMediaJournal

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Updated Analysis for “Warning Order”

By Sean Osborne, Associate Director, Military Affairs

19 September 2007; UPDATED ANALYSIS: This is an updated analysis of the current Russian strategic long-range aviation nuclear exercise is scheduled to conclude on Friday, 21 September, and related imminent events.

The exercises this month have effectively returned the United States and Russia to the same type of strategic “games” seen so often during the so-called “Cold War.” The rules of these “games” remain unchanged. These rules hold that should Russian aircraft cross what is known as the “line of death” that would be an invitation to full-scale war between the United States and Russia. The Russian have not crossed this line. The recent landing of a U.S. B-52H with live nuclear warheads at Barksdale AFB in Louisiana is a prime indicator that the United States is pro-actively countering the Russian exercises with our own strategic aviation deterrent, known in days gone by as “oil burner” runs. As in the days of the “Cold War,”  the Russia of today is not suicidal, at least not on the level that their Iranian al-Mahdi hastening friends pretend to be.

The crux of the current situation revolves around some imminent events, realities and potential realities. The conclusion of the Russian exercise occurs two days prior to the scheduled arrival of Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadi-Nejad in New York on Sunday 23, September and his possible address to the U.N. General Assembly the following week. We should pay very close attention to the events which transpire while Ahmadi-Nejad is in New York City for the following reasons which are directly related to the Iranian nuclear weapons gambit now approaching its own “line of death.”

Firstly, and from a purely economic standpoint, Russia could care less if Iranian oil was suddenly removed from the world markets as the direct result of a U.S strike against Iranian nuclear, military and economic infrastructure. This potential reality would only increase the real-world market value of Russia’s own vast reserves of “black gold.”

Secondly, we should be mindful that the Russian leadership is not unaware of this potential. As a result of the continued Iranian intransigence in their nuclear weapons program, do not be surprised in the near-term if Russian nuclear technicians disappear from their current projects in Iran. That would be the surest indicator that the kimchee was about to hit the fan for the Ayatollah and his diminutive sock-puppet.

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“Warning Order:” Russia practicing pre-emptive nuclear strikes on U.S.

From Russia with Love: “Exercise” could become “real thing” at any timeBy Sean Osborne, Associate Director, Military Affairs

18 September 2007: Russia is back to their old tricks. Better still, they never stopped them. In addition to arming our enemies like Iran and Syria, they are now playing dangerous war games reminiscent to the warmer periods of “the Cold War.”

Drowned out in the media by tales of O.J. and Brittney, it is probably news to the majority of Americans that as you are reading this, Russian strategic bombers are conducting a series of long-range training flights, complete with aerial refueling, simulating a full-fledged nuclear cruise missile strike on the Continental United States. These exercises, conducted in a time when world tensions continue to mount, are scheduled to continue through September 21st.

Russian strategic bombers Tu-160, Tu-95 and Tu-22M3, and Il-78 aerial tankers are engaged in this exercise, which in all practicality, could “go live” at any time, and the U.S. would have precious little warning should the unthinkable occur. Accordingly, these Russian exercises can and should be viewed as “Warning Order” exercises which could be executed against the Continental United States and our allies imminently - even during the execution of the announced “exercises” themselves. In that case the exercise would no longer be an exercise, but a real-world pre-emptive nuclear strike by Russian cruise missiles.

It is important to point out that all military forces exercise such capabilities for a variety of reasons. One of the primary reasons, however, is to be able to execute such a mission as effectively as possible when such an order is issued. In August, Moscow announced that flights by strategic bombers have not only resumed, but would continue to be flown on a permanent basis. According to intelligence sources, Russian aircraft equipped with cruise missiles could strike between 172 - 192 target locations (depending upon their weapon configuration) inside the U.S. with little warning. They appear to be flying sorties to forward launch points prior to the exercise, then are refueled in -flight to get them within range of the Continental U.S., but remain just outside of our air defense envelope to enable a launch followed by escape and evade back to their home bases.

In September 2006 Russian strategic aviation conducted simulated nuclear strikes within the contiguous territory of the Russian Federation. That exercise reportedly involved 60 long-range bombers of the same variants seen airborne in the exercise currently in progress. The difference is that in the exercise of 3 and 4 September, as well as the current 18-21 September exercise, the targets of the nuclear cruise missiles are not within Russian territory but are in fact once again real-world locations within the continental United States. To my knowledge, exercises of this scale with massed strategic, long-range aircraft of 12 or more in a single sortie, accompanied by long-range refueling aircraft, over a period of several days and in such a configuration that the Russian aircraft aloft could strike a couple hundred U.S. cities, military targets and infrastructure with 200kt nuclear weapons evokes images of a modern day, albeit nuclear,  “Pearl Harbor.”

This is inherently dangerous business. In fact, it is my opinion that such exercises are a direct threat of nuclear warfare against our homeland by Russia; there is no other way in which to view ‘exercises’ like these.

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NJ police caught, released terror suspect sizing up I-80 bridge

UPDATE 13 September 2007: The Northeast Intelligence Network had the man’s name yesterday. Investigation using special databases found “more than one” individuals using that name or close variations thereof.

Man identified as Imran H. Ahmed.

Police have confirmed to this agency that the above name is on the terror watch list, and confirmed that is the name of the individual stopped, but will NOT confirm if the man identified is on the watch list…

12 September 2007: A man who was questioned by New Jersey State Police on Monday and then let go after he was found taking photos of the Delaware Water Gap bridge was later discovered to be on the FBI’s national terrorist watch list.

The unidentified man, of Middle Eastern descent, claimed he was on vacation with his family after he was spotted on the New Jersey side of the Delaware River photographing the bridge, which connects Interstate 80 between New Jersey and Pennsylvania, said Monroe County District Attorney E. David Christine.

COMPLETE ARTICLE: The Morning Call

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Terrorist “Sleeper Cells” inside the U.S.

Public urged to be aware of surveillance, suspicious activities in U.S.

12 September 2007: During an interview yesterday with ABC’s “Good Morning America,” National Intelligence Director Mike McConnell stated that U.S. authorities are concerned about “sleeper cells” of Islamic terrorists inside the United States and admitted that since 9/11, several plots against the United States have been thwarted. “We’re safer but we’re not safe,” stated McConnell about the current threat environment.

According to McConnell and as we have continued to warn on this web site, Islamic terrorists (including al Qaeda) are already living and working inside the U.S. and “intend to have an operation in the United States that will result in mass casualties.” “We have stopped some efforts and we must stop all efforts. We’re not sure we can stop 100% of them,” he said.

This and other non-governmental web sites have been recently urged by intelligence agencies to alert the public to report any instance of suspicious activity that including individuals taking video, photographing, or sketching various locations, including but not limited to federal buildings, law enforcement locations, areas of critical infrastructure such as subway and train stations, dams, bridges, airports, railways, power facilities, military bases and recruiting locations, and sea ports.

According to intelligence sources close to the Northeast Intelligence Network, law enforcement and intelligence agencies have become aware of increased surveillance of various locations across the United States by men and women, most of Middle Eastern appearance.

Anyone seeing suspicious activity is urged to report such activity immediately to their local law enforcement.

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FBI and TSA Involved in Delta Flight 1824

Investigation into threats to our airplanes continues

11 September 2007: Annie Jacbosen, author of Terror in the Skies, Why another 9/11 could happen again, and founder of The Aviation Nation, had a lengthy conversation with TSA Spokesman Christopher White who confirmed the incident involving Delta Flight 1824, as detailed at her web site.

Read what she has uncovered in her continuing investigation HERE

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