Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Oh Great. Now Iran and Pakistan Are Becoming Best Buddies.

Gimme a break.  Barack Hussein Obama has destroyed just about every relationship the U.S. has with an ally in this world and he's bowed to our enemies like Iran who mock us and then go strengthen their relationships with our other enemies.

The story comes from DAWN.

Iran's naval fleet docks at Karachi for joint exercises ahead of 'Aman 17'

KARACHI: Iranian naval fleet docked at the Karachi port on Tuesday on a three-day visit to hold discussions on the regional political situation and matters of mutual interest, said a statement issued by Pakistan Navy.

Four Iranian Naval Ships — Lavan, Konarak, Falakhen and Khanjar — were received by the senior officials of Pakistan Navy and Iranian diplomats at the docks, the statement added.

"During the visit, the naval forces of both the countries will undertake joint drills in the Pakistani waters for three days."

Iranian naval vessels are on visit to Pakistan for the joint drills ahead of ‘Aman-17’ exercise, which the Pakistan Navy will host early next year.

Operational training activities and sports activities are also planned, said the statement by Pakistan Navy.

The visit of Iranian fleet is expected to promote peace and security in the region and enhance maritime collaboration between the two brotherly Islamic countries, read the statement.

The naval forces of Russia, China, Turkey and Iran are expected to participate in the annual international naval exercise 'Aman-17' next year.

The objective of the exercise is to exchange naval experiences and improve regional security.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Did Anyone Even Notice Obama Claiming Israel Occupies "Palestinian land" ???

The end of the reign of Muslim champion Barack Hussein Obama cannot come soon enough for those of us who support Israel.  Someday, Mr. Obama, you will be standing at the pearly gates and that pass card ain't gonna work to get you in - remember this day when you blasphemed the covenant between G_d and the children of Israel while you bang away on the gates to be let in.

The story comes from Israel National News.

Presidential error at the UN

Despite Barak Obama's speech last week at the UN being endlessly analyzed, there has been no meaningful reference to the way in which the president referred to Judea and Samaria. The president remarked parenthetically that Judea and Samaria are "Palestinian lands". Only the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) has responded and protested the inaccuracy in Obama's words.

Obama said that "Surely, Israelis and Palestinians will be better off if Palestinians reject incitement and recognize the legitimacy of Israel, but Israel recognizes that it cannot permanently occupy and settle Palestinian land”

The ZOA remarked that the use of the term Palestinian land "prejudges the issue of sovereignty and borders and is not accordance with international law, which designates Judea/Samaria as unallocated territory, without a recognized sovereign."

Moreover, they added that "the President’s use of this term is political in nature, as it automatically and unjustly designates the biblical, religious, and historical heartland of the Jewish people for millennia, before the Arab conquest of the region in the seventh century, as belonging to Palestinian Arabs.

“It is well-known that there are conflicting claims to the land, but it is also important to note that Israel has a better claim in law than any other party.

“The territory of the West Bank was earmarked for Jewish settlement in 1920 at the San Remo Conference. This decision, enshrined in the League of Nations Mandate for Palestine entrusted to Britain that shortly followed, has never been superseded by an internationally binding agreement. To the contrary, it was reaffirmed by Article 80 of the UN Charter.

“The Arab states rejected the 1947 UN General Assembly partition resolution that called for an Arab and a Jewish state to be established in the territory of the British Mandate. As a result, no agreement on statehood and borders was ever reached. Jordan, which illegally invaded and annexed the territory from 1948 to 1967, formally relinquished its claim to the territory in 1988.

“In the absence of a peace settlement, Judea/Samaria is unallocated territory under international law, not the sovereign territory of another state that Israel ‘occupies.’

“As a result, Israel is not ‘occupying and settling Palestinian lands’; Israel permits Israelis to live, and build homes and communities in this territory to which it has a strong legal claim, having captured the territory from Jordan in 1967 in a war of self-defense."

Over the course of the past 100 years, Judea and Samaria have been ruled by Ottomans, the British mandate, Jordan and Israel but has never been under Palestinian control.

The ZOA added that the Palestinian authority was founded in 1993 but did not gain control over the areas with Jewish communities and "the Oslo agreements do not prohibit Israeli residence and construction in these territories; to the contrary, the Oslo agreements provide for Israeli and Palestinian building in zones under their respective controls.

"Oslo also lists this as a final status issue, to be negotiated by the parties themselves, and Israel is entitled to assert its right for its citizens to live and build in these territories until such time as a peace settlement is reached."

Monday, September 26, 2016

US military is hunting al Qaeda in at least 7 Afghanistan provinces

Fifteen years after 9/11/2001 and the hunt continues.

The story comes from The Long War Journal.

US military is hunting al Qaeda in at least 7 Afghanistan provinces

The US military’s top commander in Afghanistan said yesterday that American forces are hunting al Qaeda leaders and members in at least seven Afghan provinces. General John W. Nicholson Jr., who leads NATO’s Resolute Support and US Forces Afghanistan, listed the provinces in response to a question about how many senior al Qaeda leaders remain in eastern Afghanistan. He specifically mentioned the provinces of Kandahar, Zabul, Paktika, Ghazni, Kunar, Nuristan and Nangarhar.

In October 2015, Gen. Nicholson reminded reporters, “there was an operation conducted down in the Shorabak District of Kandahar where…Al Qaeda and Al Qaeda [in the] Indian subcontinent were present” in a “training base that was destroyed.” After the Shorabak raid, General John Campbell, then the commander of Resolute Support, said the al Qaeda base was “probably the largest training camp-type facility that we have seen in 14 years of war.” At approximately 30 square miles in size, it is easy to see why this is true.

“We…see them [al Qaeda] in the east, stretching from you know, to Zabul, Paktika, Ghazni area in the Southeast and then up in the areas to the Northeast which you are familiar with, Kunar, Nuristan, Nangarhar, there’s some very mountainous area which — which lends itself to a sanctuary,” Gen. Nicholson explained. Al Qaeda and affiliated groups, including jihadist organizations that draw members from neighboring countries in Central Asia, are operating in other provinces as well.

US and Afghan forces have conducted multiple raids against al Qaeda targets in Afghanistan over the past year. In addition to the operation against the al Qaeda camp in Shorabak, Gen. Nicholson mentioned another raid that took place in Paktika province. “The raid in which we rescued Haider Gilani, the son of the former Pakistani prime minister, that was…against an Al Qaeda target, and so Al Qaeda was holding that individual hostage,” Nicholson said.

After he was freed, Gilani told the press that al Qaeda was attempting to trade him for Ayman al Zawahiri’s daughters, another al Qaeda widow, and their children. Al Qaeda claims the women were freed in early August under murky circumstances.

The US military and Afghan forces also targeted al Qaeda bases in two other operations over the past year. In the summer of 2015, US forces targeted an al Qaeda encampment in Paktika. Abu Khalil al Sudani, a top al Qaeda’s leader, is thought to have been killed during that raid. Earlier this month, Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security struck an al Qaeda “base” in Zabul.

Gen. Nicholson didn’t give an estimate for the total number of al Qaeda leaders being targeted, saying he wouldn’t “get into matters that would affect future operations.” Regardless, along with the Islamic State’s Khorasan branch, al Qaeda “remains at the top” of the US military’s “list” of targets and the Americans “continue to hunt them every day.”

Of the “98 US or UN-designated terrorist organizations around the globe,” Nicholson pointed out, “20 of them are in the Af-Pak region,” which “is the highest concentration of the numbers [sic] of different groups in any area in the world.” As The Long War Journal has reported on numerous occasions throughout the years, many of these same groups are closely allied with al Qaeda.

Al Qaeda’s participation in the fighting throughout Afghanistan is not a recent development. For example, a memo recovered in Osama bin Laden’s compound summarized al Qaeda’s presence in eight different Afghan provinces as of June 2010. The file specifically mentioned Farouq al Qahtani, a veteran jihadist.

In February, the Treasury Department added Qahtani to the US government’s list of designated terrorists. Qahtani serves as the head of al Qaeda’s eastern zone in Afghanistan. He has been a key al Qaeda leader in Afghanistan since 2009, directing “the delivery of funds and weapons to Taliban associates.” Qahtani has also contributed to al Qaeda’s external operations, meaning its anti-Western plotting.

The US government and the military has downplayed al Qaeda’s presence for more than six years, despite evidence that al Qaeda has remained entrenched in Afghanistan some 15 years after the 9/11 attacks. From 2010 up until the spring of 2016, US officials claimed that al Qaeda had been “decimated” in Afghanistan and maintained a consistent, minimal presence of 50 to 100 operatives. This was in direct conflict with the US military’s own reporting on operations that targeted al Qaeda in the country between 2007 and 2013.

In April 2015, Resolute Support admitted that the previous long-held estimates of al Qaeda’s strength in Afghanistan were wrong. Brigadier General Charles Cleveland, the top spokesman for Resolute Support, said that the Shorabak raid forced the military to revise the often-repeated estimate of 50 to 100 operatives in country to upwards of 300. That figure is likely too low as well.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Tweet of the Day: The Media Time Delay

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Gun, suicide bomb attacks kill 12 in Iraq's Tikrit: police

Sometimes, ISIS will just amaze you with the seemingly never-ending randomness of their terrorist attacks.

The story comes from DAWN.

Gun, suicide bomb attacks kill 12 in Iraq's Tikrit: police

MARRA: Militants killed 12 people in a shooting and a suicide bombing Saturday in the northern city of Tikrit, which was recaptured from the Islamic State group last year, police said.

Tikrit was seized by IS in June 2014, but the city has largely been spared attacks that have plagued other parts of the country since its recapture.

Militants shot dead four police at a checkpoint on the west side of the city, then continued north and detonated an explosives-rigged vehicle at another checkpoint, killing eight more people, a police colonel and lieutenant colonel said.

The attacks also wounded a total of 23 people, according to the officers.

Tikrit, located 160 kilometres north of Baghdad, was the second city to fall to IS in 2014 as the militants swept through large areas north and west of the capital.

It was also the first city to be recaptured by Iraqi forces, which are now preparing for a push on Mosul, the last IS-held city in the country.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Stronger Together

What If?

What would happen if, across America, a law was implemented that made it illegal for law enforcement to draw a weapon on any and all black males?


Thursday, September 22, 2016

Iran abandons discretion of role in Syria war

When the most powerful country in the world's leader, bows to you, legitimizes your regime and then gives you a fast track to nuclear weapon capability, you tend to feel a bit more emboldened than before.

The story comes from Al Arabiya.

Iran abandons discretion of role in Syria war

Abandoning a long-standing reticence, Iranians are increasingly candid about their involvement in Syria’s war, and informal recruiters are now openly calling for volunteers to defend the Islamic Republic and fellow Shiites against Sunni militants.

With public opinion swinging behind the cause, numbers of would-be fighters have soared far beyond what Tehran is prepared to deploy in Syria, according to former fighters who spoke to Reuters, and commanders quoted by Iranian media.

Iran has been sending fighters to Syria since the early stages of the five-year war to support its ally, President Bashar al-Assad, in the struggle against rebels backed by Gulf Arab states and Western powers.

Once Tehran described these forces as military “advisers” but with around 400 killed on the battlefield, this discretion has slipped and several thousand are now believed to be fighting Islamic State and other groups trying to topple Assad.

Many Iranians initially opposed involvement in the war, harboring little sympathy for Assad. But now they are warming to the mission, believing that Islamic State is a threat to the existence of their country best fought outside Iran’s borders.

“The first line for the security of Iran is Syria and Iraq,” a would-be volunteer named Mojtaba told Reuters by email from Tehran. Mojtaba, who asked that he be identified by only his first name, said he had been trying in vain to get out to fight in Syria for the past two years.

While ISIS still holds large areas of Syria and Iraq, it has so far failed to stage attacks in neighboring Iran like it has in Turkey.

Nevertheless, Iranian media have reported the breaking up of cells linked to the extremist group at home, and the large numbers of people such as Mojtaba willing to join the battle in Syria suggest Tehran has the stamina to pursue its involvement there for years if it wishes.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Truth About " #NeverTrumpers "

So here's the deal...

At no point in the GOP primaries did I have a candidate that I was supporting fully.  I liked Scott Walker, I liked Ted Cruz, I liked Ben Carson.  Donald Trump was about 4th or 5th on my list.

I actually like Bobby Jindal a LOT, but he's not eligible to be President and neither is Cruz.

But, it really doesn't matter anyway, because this country is lost - I've spoken about it at length at my Blog Talk Radio show - anyone that is interested go there and look up my show entitled "It's Over, America."  We screwed the pooch in this country.  We blew it.  The federal government has grown beyond any hope of it reverting to the intended size or role, our states have become servants to a federal master and our Constitution is a battered wife that someone pulled the plug on to let die.

Nothing will save this country besides a massive move to secession or open armed revolt.

So, for all of the #NeverTrump crowd out there, go ahead and whine and throw your tantrums and piss and moan because your boy Ted or Marco or Kasich or whoever didn't win but try and pull up your big boy pants and understand clearly that Ted Cruz as President would have meant NOTHING to pulling this country out of a tail spin.  As nothing a President Trump will do can pull us out of it, either.

With Hillary as President we can probably put the tombstone in 4 years from now, with Trump maybe it will be 6 or 7 but understand, NO ONE as President would have made it past 7 years.

You have a Congress who doesn't believe in separation of powers, you have a Supreme Court that doesn't even follow the Constitutional guidelines for their behavior and we have an executive that operates as a banana republic dictator.

We're all fucked.  So cast your vote for Trump or just sit at home like the know it all Libertarians and CruzCrewCrybabies and understand it makes no difference.  The only thing left up in the air is who will survive the chaos and bedlam of the future - I intend to survive, albeit maybe sitting alone on top of a mountain peak somewhere but they'll have to come up at me to take my part of this Land from me.  

To the pantywaists who are looking forward to the first year of a Trump presidency so they can break out the " I Told You So's " - good luck with wasting your time...I'll be busy preparing and I won't be sharing shit with you clowns.


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

A Somali In Sheep's Clothing in St. Cloud, MN

So, with the Islamic terror attack happening in St. Cloud, MN, one of the local Somali leaders, Abdul Kulane,  has lept to center stage to defend Islam and talk about what a nice person the attacker really was.

This is from the St. Cloud Times:

On Sunday afternoon leaders of the city's Somali-American community condemned the attacks in a nationally televised press conference.

"We want to strongly condemn any terrorist actions," Abdul Kulane said. "We don't believe in (violence) and we don't agree with anyone who takes matters into his own hands and hurts other people."
"This is what we do know so far: The alleged suspect is Dahir Ahmed Adan. We know him in this community as an exceptional graduate from Apollo High School. He graduated with an honor," Kulane said. He also had been a student at St. Cloud State University earlier this year.

"While maintaining a high GPA, he worked part-time as a private security officer," Kulane said. "He was helpful to his family and as far as we know, he never had a violent history, as far as his family and the community can remember. He was a friendly and active community member."

The details of the actual incident are unclear.

"All the information circulating in the media are speculations," Kulane said.

So there you have it from the local Somali leader - all is fine in paradise, nothing to worry about...the terrorist was a good kid worshiping a peaceful religion.

Everything that comes out of spokesman Kulane's mouth is roses right?

Take a look at what Abdul Kulane was mixed up in back in 2013 in St. Cloud.  Notice the peaceful "let's all get along" Abdul in action.