Friday, November 29, 2002

Swiss Tests Say Last Bin Laden Tape Is A Fake

Of course, you knew that because you read it here first.

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Thursday, November 28, 2002

Israeli Hotel in Kenya Attacked; 12 Killed

A heretofore non-existent Palestinian organization has claimed responsibility ... a green all-terrain vehicle packed with explosives rammed through the gate of the Paradise Hotel in Kikambala, an Indian Ocean beach resort 20 kilometers (15 miles) north of Mombasa, police said. One man jumped out and blew himself up inside the hotel, while the others detonated the vehicle out front, witnesses said.

Most of the Kenyan dead were traditional dancers who were performing for the tourists, said Abbas Gullet of the Kenyan Red Cross. Zelig Feiner, spokesman for ZAKA Israeli rescue services, said the dead Israeli brothers were from the Jewish settlement of Ariel on the West Bank.

About 80 other people were wounded, said John Sawe, Kenya's ambassador to Israel.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2002

CIA: Saudis still sending tens of millions to Al Qaida

Like I said, the Senate is tilting at windmills and ignoring the tidal wave. Running around after a few thousands dollars from a princess isn't productive. Granted, the Saud family is sly so it's exactly the kind of thing they would do, but when the real evidence is out there you might as well look for it.

It's a sad day when the Russians have to remind us to look in the obvious place in order to remain a secure, free nation. Now that that CIA has done the same thing, let's listen.

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Monday, November 25, 2002

Mark Steyn on The Great PC Hoax

"You can't even identify your enemy without being accused of bigotry and intolerance. What we still can only guess at is the overlap between the ideology and the religion. It seems unlikely that many Muslims in, say, Newark or Calgary or Singapore would wish to be suicide bombers themselves, but what seems clear is that in these and other places there is -- to put it at its most delicate -- a widespread lack of revulsion at the things done in Islam's name. On the one hand, Muslims deny it's anything to do with them: A year ago, in The Ottawa Citizen's coast-to-coast survey of Canadian imams, all but two refused to accept Muslims had been involved in the September 11th attacks. On the other hand, even though it's nothing to do with them, they party: In Copenhagen as in Ramallah, Muslims cheered 9/11; in Keighley, Yorkshire, you couldn't get a taxi that night because the drivers were whooping it up."

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Un Investigates Project Manager's Death

Iain John Hook, 54, was a project manager for the UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA). Given the nature of his job title, it is not going to be a complete surprise if he was killed aiding militants shooting at Israelis.

It doesn't help that there was gunfire from the UNRWA offices ... it doesn't help that he was holding a cell phone.

UNRWA spokesman Paul McCann said there was no shooting from the building ( in Jenin ) and no militants inside. Strangely enough, that would make it the only building in Jenin not being used for militant operations. Palestinians have been using using sites belonging to the UN and the church as refuges and the Israeli army would like to stop it. Unfortunately the UN is more inclined to believe anyone who sides with Palestinians over the Israeli Army, even in a place which is the home of suicide bombing.

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Iran Clerics To Review Death Sentence For Academic

Painting Iran as part of the 'Axis of Evil' is turning out to be a very good thing. The young people of Iran have had enough of being the hard-liners in the mid-east and perhaps even the entire world ... and the cultural rebelliousness of the Iranian people is spurring them to action. The same zeal that caused them to overthrow one dictator in 1979 is causing them to protest the same thing with religious robes.

The catalyst, and many movements like this have one defining event, is the death sentence handed to Hashem Aghajari, a handicapped war veteran, because he said that each generation was supposed to interpret Islam. Hashem has 20 days to appeal ( December 2 ) and has steadfastly refused to bother. Certainly an appeal, which can easily be re-examined and the verdict again enforced by the repressive judiciary, would give the appearance of legitimacy to Iran's hard-liners. Instead, Hashem looks ready to become a martyr and bring down the fundamentalist regime.

Iran is one of few mid-east countries where the irate nature of the people can be counted on to do the right thing eventually. The Iranian government may be an axis of evil, but around that axis are a culture that was historically one of tolerance and dignity ... and will be again.

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Sunday, November 24, 2002

US Senators Ask For Probe Into Arabia Link To Terrorism

I can agree with the Dems on this one. I know Mr. Bush does not want any more conflicts right now but the Arabians are too large a threat to ignore. They're tilting at windmills on this one -- an allegation that money from an Arabian princess for medical bills of another woman actually went to her husband who then sent it to two of the hijackers in the US -- but they might uncover the real money trail from the Arabian royal family.

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Surprise - Iraq Balks At UN Weapons Inspection

The Iraqi government protested to the United Nations on Sunday, as inspectors readied a crucial new round in the weapons hunt, that the small print behind their mission will give Washington a pretext to attack.

The new U.N. resolution on weapons inspections could turn "inaccurate statements (among) thousands of pages" of required Iraqi reports into a supposed justification for military action, Foreign Minister Naji Sabri complained in a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

"There is premeditation to target Iraq, whatever the pretext," Sabri said.

What Sabri is missing is the one key element -- if there are weapons of mass destruction and they have been lying about them, they will be attacked. I am sure that's making them a little nervous ... for obvious reasons.

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Friday, November 22, 2002

American Missionary Killed In South Lebanon

Bonnie Penner, 31, was slain at the Unity Center, which houses a Christian chapel and a clinic. She worked as a nurse.

Investigators said they believe the gunman knocked at the door of the clinic and shot Penner in the head with a 7mm pistol. A colleague found the woman's body lying in a pool of blood, police said.

The center's director, the Rev. Sami Dagher, said there were no threats before the killing and the motive was not known. The clinic provides medical care and help to local people and Palestinian refugees in a nearby camp in southern Lebanon.

Lacking any motive other than the obvious -- she was an American and a Christian.

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Thursday, November 21, 2002

Jerusalem Bus Bombed

Palestinian Religion of Peace Activists strapped a bomb to one of their own and sent him into a bus filled with ordinary citizens going to work and children going to school. You'd think Ramadan could be more productively spent.

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Arabian McDonald's Torched For Staying Open During Ramadan

So much for respecting other cultures and religions. Saudi officials said an unidentified gunman torched the McDonald's restaurant in Al Kharj 80 kilometers south of Riyadh. They said the gunman fled and nobody was injured.

Palestinian terrorists committed similar acts in Lebanon.

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Monday, November 18, 2002

Iraq Moves Aircraft Near Saudi Border

To strike at Israel?
Has the Arab world ever taken a stand against Iraq? Even when they saw what he did in Kuwait and what he did to fellow Muslims in his own borders? Does the Arab world get involved in any kind of Muslim 'brotherhood' thinking unless it involves the US or Israel? For that matter, have the Arabs ever made a point of their own without defending any Arab conduct by saying, "Well, what about Israel?"

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Latest Suicide Bombing Was Against Kibbutz That Supported Ending Israeli Occupation

It seems that Palestinian fanatics should choose their targets a little more carefully. Choosoing a target they can reach ... and is reachable only because they extended a neighborly hand to nearby Israeli and Palestinian Arab villages even during the Intifada ... doesn't make much sense when they're bombing the people who are trying to help them.

Metzer is covered with "End the Occupation" banners and sentiment, and lobbied the Defense Ministry to move the planned security fence, so that it would not cut through the olive groves of their neighbors in the West Bank village of Qafin.

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Brits Warned To Leave Yemen

Last week, they were only warned to stay away for unnecessary travel. The French should be so smart but even after the attack on their tanker in October ( the French are still 'investigating' ) they haven't issued a similar warning.

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Surprise -- Head of the UN Human Rights Commission, Quaddafi of Libya, takes $3 billion from Saddam For Safe Haven After Attack

The Africans should know they are making a huge mistake making this guy in charge of human rights during their continent's turn this year ... but there's no point in telling them now. THE TIMES of the UK says the man of the people ( winning 100% of the last vote ) in Iraq recently shoved over $3 billion into Libyan banks so his family would have a place to live.

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Allied Jets Retaliate For Iraqi Fire

U.S. and British warplanes bombed a radar site in southern Iraq Friday after Iraq fired at warplanes patrolling a no-fly zone, the Pentagon said.

It was the first coalition strike on Iraq since Saddam Hussein's government accepted the U.N. Security Council resolution demanding that he disarm and allow inspectors to search for chemical, biological and nuclear weapons.

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Thursday, November 07, 2002

Saudis Order All Jewelry Trade Jobs To Be Held Only by Saudis

You might figure the only reason they would need Jews is to get the best deal on diamonds, so they think if they mandate that Saudis have to hold those jobs that will somehow make them good at it.

Discriminating against people of other religions, and now other nationalities, is not the way to be a beacon for the rest of the Muslim world.

Next up, all Saudi basketball players will have to be Saudi.

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Wednesday, November 06, 2002

UN Edges Closer To Iraq Resolution -- Saddam Scrambles

Sensing that a dramatic Republican victory in mid-term elections put them in danger of being marginalized, the UN has come closer to compromise on a resolution against Iraq. Saddam meanwhile, softened his stance again. ""If a resolution is issued which respects the UN charter, international law and Iraq's sovereignty, security and independence, and does not provide a cover for America's ill intentions, we will view it in a way that makes us deal with it," he told visiting Austrian far-right politician Joerg Haider.

Translation for non-Arabs: Anything that lets the UN look like they're in charge but allows me to continue building weapons, I will agree with ...

Monday, November 04, 2002

Hellfire Missile From Unmanned Aircraft Kills 6 al Qaeda Terrorists

Apparently the blast happened Sunday afternoon in the northern province of Marib, about 100 miles east of the Yemen capital of San’a.

Yemen, long-time campground for terrorists and ancestral homeland of bin Laden ( R.I.P.) apparently knew of the attack.

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Sunday, November 03, 2002

Saudis Change Tune On UN Sovereignty

They kept insisting the US shouldn't take unilateral action and said they wouldn't support anything unless the UN agreed to it. Now, it looks like the UN will agree to a new resolution so the Saud's are saying that the UN doesn't really matter at all.

"We will cooperate with the Security Council, but as to entering the conflict or using the facilities as part of the conflict, that is something else," Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal said.

Pressed about whether Saudi bases could be used, he gave a definite "no."

Apparently they only intend to listen to the UN when the UN agrees with what they say ... the same attitude they criticize in the US.

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Saturday, November 02, 2002

Bin Laden's Son Arrested In Iran

Iranian security forces have detained one of Osama bin Laden's sons among several hundred people suspected of links to the al-Qaida terror network, the Financial Times reported on its Web site Saturday.

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Arab Father Lashes Out Over Son's Suicide Bombing

Abed Abudeir, on hearing that his 16 year-old son, Issa, had blown himself up. "We are totally opposed to bloodshed and violence in this family," Abudeir said. "If I had even the slightest inkling that Issa was politically involved or intended to blow himself up, I would have taken him to Amman with me."

Abudeir does not like what he considers a brutal Israeli occupation but he disagrees with the political leaders in the PA and other terrorist groups that are using the blood of children to send their message. In the article, Abudeir is clearly afraid to speak out against the PA or Hamas or any of the rest -- he knows full well that no dissent is allowed and plenty of Palestinians have been killed for speaking out against terrorism ... but he speaks anyway.

"Arafat is corrupt," he said. "Before we even talk to the Israelis we have to replace the Palestinian National Authority. It is a leadership imposed on us by the Israelis."

"The Israelis are armed with democracy, knowledge and order," he said. "We need these weapons. Blowing up 100 buses and restaurants will neither destroy Israel nor bring us victory."

And these are weapons the rest of the world will be happy to give you ... but first you have to stop taking orders from Arab puppetmasters with a stake in keeping you seething.

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