We're seeing a virtual merger of al-Qaida with Taliban with plans to use parts of the Middle East as launch pads for attacks against the west and these groups have developed some expertise in making biological and chemical weapons. Indian intelligence assessments see anti-India groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba being very much a part of this conglomerate. (Times of India)
Yesterday the Federal Bureau of Investigation then arrested 31-year-old suspect
Yavuz Burke, formerly known as Adam Leon, a native of Turkey who became a Canadian citizen last year, for taking a single-engine Cessna 172
from a Thunder Bay aviation school in Canada and flying into the United
States. US F-16's were dispatched and followed the Cessna -- eight
hours later when the plane was almost out of fuel, Burke landed on a
dirt road in the southern Missouri town of Ellsinore. Would the F-16's
have shot the Cessna down? Should they have shot it down? What was
Burke's intention when he stole the Cessna?
I shudder to think of the possibilities. This plane could have been carrying biological, chemical, nuclear materials. This stolen Cessna could have intentionally crashed into any number of buildings in any number of states causing any number of deaths.
With three deadly suicide/homicide terrorist attacks within 24 hours in Pakistan, Americans and people worldwide are beginning to realize that the campaign promise of ‘Change’ did not materialize into any substantial reduction of worldwide terror attacks, which appear to be getting worse under Obama’s watch.
Obama wants a world without nuclear weapons, which will not only make the US less safe but will make the world less safe. He also wants to disarm American citizens of their personal hand guns and ammunition. With everything going on in the world today, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates plans to slash several giant weapons programs - and thousands of civilian jobs that go with them. Obama calls America arrogant??? I think the arrogant one is Obama himself.
North Korea continues to launch missiles that could potentially carry nuclear warheads to the United States, Japan, and any number of other countries. These missiles can also be sold to countries like Iran or Syria, or sold directly to terror groups.
The sales of nuke shelters are up, especially in Japan.
Most orders for the Swiss-made 2.8 million yen (28,000 dollar) “household nuclear shelters” came from northwestern Akita and Iwate prefectures, located under the rocket’s path, said company president Seiichiro Nishimoto.
Normally when politicians are asked about the extent to which they are willing to go against threats, a common response is ‘all options are on the table’. While in Turkey this week, President Obama took the opposite approach, saying the U.S. is not at war with Islam and will never be at war with Islam. Perhaps Obama would should refer to statements by the Islamists themselves. Chuck Norris points out that "According to a new national survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, 11 percent of Americans still believe President Barack Obama is a Muslim. Seven percent of Democrats believe it. And nearly 20 percent of evangelicals do." Norris asks:
Is Obama afraid of the word "Jesus"? I'm not, and maybe that's where my heart and mind should dwell during this period, in which 1 billion people around the world are commemorating his Via Dolorosa. Rather than asking what we believe about Obama's religion, maybe we should be answering what we believe about ours.
Whatever your religious persuasion, don't be ashamed of it. And don't hesitate to let others know where you stand, but do so with respect. This is America.
This is America, but in Britain they are suffering because they have drifted further and further away from its Christian moorings. Michael Nazir-Ali says, "Instead of the spiritual and moral framework provided by the Judaeo-Christian tradition, we have been led to expect, and even to celebrate, mere diversity." There is a lesson to be learned by America from Britain.
Yes this is America -- where the ACLU is trying to erase religions, except Islam, from the public square and where the first US based al-Qaeda publication is now being produced by a man living in North Carolina: (Rusty Shackleford at The Jawa Report and Flopping Aces)
It’s called Jihad Recollections and is a production of Charlotte, NC al Qaeda supporter Samir Khan’s self-styled jihad media company, as-Fursan. You can download a PDF version at the links provided by Sammy here.
The magazine is 70 pages of the same kind of garbage that you’d expect from al Qaeda itself, and certainly not from an American living in North Carolina.....
This is America, where every citizen has freedom of religion freedom to work, grow, own, enjoy capitalism, make money, and even produce terrorist magazines, at least for now. Watering down our faith, apologizing for things America has not done, blaming America on the world stage, denying America's greatness and failing to acknowledge her accomplishments both at home and abroad, is not what the President of these great states should be doing.
If you can't think of anything good to say about America Mr. President, then SHUT UP for a change.
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Hee hee: Muslim worshippers at about 200 old mosques in Mecca had been praying in the wrong direction for decades because the mosques were not built correctly, a Saudi newspaper said on Sunday.