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February 28, 2006

Not A Burka In Sight

Posted by Wild Thing at 12:20 AM | Comments (8)

Taliban Spokesman A Yale Student

Jihadi Turns Bulldog
Opinion Journal .....entire article
The Taliban's former spokesman is now a Yale student. Anyone see a problem with that?

Never has an article made me blink with astonishment as much as when I read in yesterday's New York Times magazine that Sayed Rahmatullah Hashemi, former ambassador-at-large for the Taliban, is now studying at Yale on a U.S. student visa. This is taking the obsession that U.S. universities have with promoting diversity a bit too far.

Something is very wrong at our elite universities. Last week Larry Summers resigned as president of Harvard when it became clear he would lose a no-confidence vote held by politically correct faculty members furious at his efforts to allow ROTC on campus, his opposition to a drive to have Harvard divest itself of corporate investments in Israel, and his efforts to make professors work harder. Now Yale is giving a first-class education to an erstwhile high official in one of the most evil regimes of the latter half of the 20th century--the government that harbored the terrorists who attacked America on Sept. 11, 2001.

"In some ways," Mr. Rahmatullah told the New York Times. "I'm the luckiest person in the world. I could have ended up in Guantanamo Bay. Instead I ended up at Yale." One of the courses he has taken is called Terrorism-Past, Present and Future.

Many foreign readers of the Times will no doubt snicker at the revelation that naive Yale administrators scrambled to admit Mr. Rahmatullah. The Times reported that Yale "had another foreigner of Rahmatullah's caliber apply for special-student status." Richard Shaw, Yale's dean of undergraduate admissions, told the Times that "we lost him to Harvard," and "I didn't want that to happen again."

And look at this too from the article..............

As for Osama bin Laden, Mr. Rahmatullah called the Saudi fugitive a "guest" of his government and said it hadn't been proved that bin Laden was linked to any terrorist acts, despite his indictment in the U.S. for planning the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. He said that if the embassy bombings were terrorist acts, then so was the Clinton administration's firing cruise missiles into his country in an attempt to kill bin Laden. "You killed 19 innocent people," he told us.


Wild Thing's comment.......
In order to get a student visa, the person has to have an I-20 from a school or university, a document that says that he has been accepted to study there.
Yale issued the Taliban ambassador that I-20, and the State Department issued the student visa.

Posted by Wild Thing at 12:07 AM | Comments (4)

How About A New Muslim Holiday: Islam's Extinction

It's Time to Put Muslim Holidays in US Calendars

By Jane Jewell

Al-Jazeerah, February 25, 2006

Dear Muslims in America,

May I suggest that it is time you got yourselves established as part of the American Way of Life, and not people of a religion that belongs to ‘them’ and not to ‘us’.

I have been sending the following email to various calendar makers. You may like to do the same and get your holidays included in the 2007 calendars.

I have noticed that many calendars in the USA list the Christian and the Jewish holidays, but not the Muslim ones.

As there are now 8 million Muslims in the USA, exceeding the 6 million Jews, Islam is now the second most popular religion in the USA, after Christianity.

I feel that their holidays should also be included in the yearly calendars.

Here is the list of Muslim Holidays that could be included on 2007 calendars.

BTW, if you are wondering why the dates of the Muslim Holidays are 10 or 11 days earlier each year, it is because they follow the lunar year, which is about 355 days.

So the dates for 2007 will not work for 2008!

Look forward to hearing from you.

Jane Jewell,

‘14 friends of Palestine, Marin’, founder.

Jane and Chris Jewell []

Her suggestions are:
Muharram (Islamic New Year)
Mawlid Al-Nabi (Muhammad's Birthday)
Ramadan begins
Eid Al-Fitr (Ramadan ends)
Eid Al-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice)


Wild Thing's comment.....
There must be a mistake with the article. I noticed some ommissions ---

~National Beheading the Infidel Day - many separate days during a year.

~Taking off the Burka Day - December 1st -Done once per year for bathing behind locked doors.

~Love your Goat! Day - Coincides with first day of spring.

~National Week of Martyrs - Always first full week of every month.

~Blow up your kids Day - celebrating how well unloved children of Islam learn how to be suicide bombers

~Family Rock Throwing Day - Ah, this is another daily day kind of thing, never mind...

Posted by Wild Thing at 12:02 AM | Comments (2)

Where The Buffalo Roam

The Buffalo is a 25-ton monster of a vehicle. It has a V-shaped bottom design to propel the blast from a bomb outward to the sides which makes it an effective tool in fighting the war against improvised explosive devices. This particular Buffalo belongs to Company C of the 14th Engineer Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, Task Force Band of Brothers. Their unit, from Fort Lewis, Wash., is on loan to 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. (Photo by Pfc. Paul J. Harris, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Feb. 25, 2006)


February 27, 2006
BAQUBAH, Iraq --

What sane people would go out looking for bombs? Members of Company C, 14th Engineer Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, Task Force Band of Brothers do. Nicknamed the Trailblazers, it is their job to hunt down improvised explosive devices on the roads from Forward Operating Base Warhorse to FOB Normandy and FOB Gabe.

The mood at the command post is light and full of laughter during the brief before the start of a mission. It’s not that the men don’t take the job seriously, they do with the utmost precision.

Laughter and jokes are key to keeping morale up. Without a light atmosphere, tension would fill the room and we would not be able to focus on our jobs, said Sgt. John Reese, vehicle commander RG-31, Co. C, 14th Engineer Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, Task Force Band of Brothers.

Reese heavily believes in the Buddhist philosophy of Karma. He believes it is part of the reason that has kept him alive during this deployment. He is usually the instigator of cracking jokes to alleviate the tension during the mission. On his downtime, Reese watches a lot of movies, sometimes never coming out of his room. One of his favorite movies is EuroTrip. He playfully ended each response to questions for this interview with "you still can’t touch my camera!," a popular quote from the movie.

The Trailblazers are attached to 101st Airborne Division from their home station in Fort Lewis, Wash., and are on loan to 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division.

Their main weapon in the IED fight is the Buffalo, a vehicle manufactured in South Africa is nicknamed the "Cadillac" of the road for its spacious interior and reclining seats.

The Buffalo uses its arm to interrogate suspected IEDs along the route.

"We don’t try and detonate the IED, the arm is used to confirm the IED -- think of it like a big extended arm similar to the one used on the space shuttle," said Sgt. James Brown, team leader, Co. C, 14th Engineer Battalion, 101st Airborne Division.

Brown then looks suspicious things in the area. Most IEDs are remote detonated and on occasion explode while being confirmed.

"I have been hit in the Buffalo. As a company we have found more than 50 IEDs in a three-and-a-half month span," Brown said.

The other Trailblazer vehicle that is used is the RG-31. It is also made in South Africa. It is more of a combat oriented vehicle like a Humvee, with mounts for weapons and portholes for Soldiers to shoot out. It houses a remote controlled robot that can roll up to a suspected IED and detonate the bomb if needed, just like in the movies.

2nd Lt. Alexander Dorko, Second Platoon leader, Co. C, 14th Engineer Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, recently joined the Trailblazers and marveled at the insurgents resourcefulness of coming up with new ways of hiding bombs.

"Most insurgent activity tends to be at night. It is easier for the insurgents to plant IEDs under the cover of darkness," Dorko said.

It is no secret the insurgents have been using dead animals to hide IEDs, but now they are starting to use IEDs with pressure wires, Dorko said. When you hold the device in your hand to examine, it looks like someone spent a lot of time and effort in constructing this bomb, they are definitely getting more advanced.

When the Trailblazers first arrived in Iraq they were shown signs in Arabic that read "kill the claw." Insurgents would like nothing more than to take down Trailblazer, it would be a big prize for them.

Driving around with a bull’s-eye on your vehicle gives you a more heightened sense of awareness. You think to yourself, I better find this IED before it finds me, Brown said.

Though the job is dangerous and comes with a high amount of stress, Brown is upbeat about the mission he and his team are performing.

"We are blazing these trails or roads looking for bombs and insuring mobility for other units," he said. "It is not reality to keep everything off the road, but we are doing the best we can."

By Pfc. Paul J. Harris - 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team - 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office


Posted by Wild Thing at 12:01 AM | Comments (2)

February 27, 2006

New York Times At It Again

From the NYT basicallly they are saying.........Do Not Help the U.S.

In a startling breach of international etiquette, the New York Times today warned foreign intelligence services not to assist the United States. The warning was backed by public disclosure of highly secretive assistance provided to the U.S. military on the eve of the Iraq War.

"German intelligence services helped the United States invade Baghdad, and will now pay the price," the Times effectively told intelligence services worldwide. As it has in the past, the Times published classified information to bolster its latest attack on U.S. interests.

Foreign intelligence services are now on notice that the so-called "newspaper of record" intends to publicize their interactions with counterparts in the United States, despite any assurances of secrecy.

The Times also warned Middle Eastern leaders that it will disclose any surreptitious help they might provide.

"[Egyptian President] Mubarak quietly allowed United States aerial refueling tankers to be based at an Egyptian airfield," the Times revealed. Such assistance is often a delicate matter for leaders in the region, who in the past have relied on U.S. assurances of secrecy when undertaking actions which might expose them to domestic embarrassment and possible assassination.

The government of Saudi Arabia was another "silent partner," the Times revealed, allowing Delta Force and other American Special Operations Forces to mount attacks in Iraq from a secret base at Arar. Saudi leaders have so far remained silent on the Times' disclosure of their involvement.

New York Times

Published: February 27, 2006

German Intelligence Gave U.S. Iraqi Defense Plan, Report Says <.....Click title for FULL article


NYT is against America, it is the above ground, underground newspaper.

One day we will see it as a free paper handout at movie theatres and the writers in the paper will be holding up signs on street corners asking for money for beer. ( well I can imagine anyway)

I really hate this crap that they do!!

Posted by Wild Thing at 12:08 PM | Comments (7)

Storm the White House ~ From The Crazies



Multi-Day Event, Beginning March 15, come when you can and stay as long as you can - we are taking over the White House until they leave. Torture, Occupation, Genocide - Must End Now.Wednesday, March 15th 2006 12:00 AM
Washington, DC USA

TAKE THE WHITE HOUSE BY STORM - Stop Genocide, Torture and Occupation

U.N. SOS - We need your help to end the reign of international criminals.

It is our duty and the duty of the United Nations to rescue the people of the world from the U.S. dictators. Murder for occupation and theft of land is illegal. Murder of journalists is criminal. Remove the traitors who have stolen the U.S. budget and used it to commit international crimes against humanity.

If we were being bombed and our journalists were being murdered here in the U.S. by a foreign country's military, we would hope that the people of that country would stop what they are doing and go to their president's office and demand that it was stopped. If we were the ones burying thousands and thousands of our family members and watching the destruction of the homes, schools, churches and offices that we had worked for decades to build, we would hope that someone, somewhere would care enough to do something for us. We must stop the criminals in our government NOW. There is no meeting with Congress that is going to change what they are doing. We must put the power of the people into action and stay there until they leave!

Inviting everyone to the White House for a protest rally to show that we do not accept the criminal government, illegal wars and the permanent occupation planned for Iraq and Afghanistan. For Nat Turner, For Martin and Coretta, For all the Torture and Assassination in Afghanistan, Iraq, Haiti and many others - We will not allow the Slave Holders that Still Prevail in this Country to Rule us any longer. Imprisonment and torture based on race, religion, resources or region is no different than the slavery we sought to abolish years ago. The Administration is Criminal and if they will not step down, we must storm in, show them how many of us do not accept a criminal government. How can we stand by and watch them kill our brothers, sisters, journalists and friends for their dollars?

We are calling on all citizens and governments in every country to stand with us. We are calling on all Member Nations of the U.N.; All Representatives and Justices in the World Court and International Criminal Courts; All Human Rights Advocates; All Soldiers and CIA agents and government officials who have been blackmailed or are in fear of the dictators to join us in ending this reign of corporate terror in our government. The World Criminal Courts need to incarcerate Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld for admitted crimes and known crimes of international scope. The Political Cooperative will put a new, temporary government in place that is comprised of people from Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and all the organizations that have finally made us aware of the truth of the savage practices and illegal policies of our government in assassinating our own officials as well as people throughout the world who oppose their criminal activity. We need all of you to save U.S. victims and global victims from their ongoing criminal activity. We are calling on the military, police, citizens and religious organizations to stand with us and help us to bring democracy back to the United States and by doing so, free the world from the wrath, occupation, theft, torture, blackmail and assassination by the Criminals in the United States Government. What they have done all over the world is much worse than what Saddam Hussein has done, so why are they not in jail too? They have admitted to international and national crimes, so why have they not been taken to Court too?

White House, Washington DC Starting March 15th, come for as long as you can and bring signs that say U.N. SOS and "Leave Now" or whatever you would like to say. Ride Share and Room Share Plans can be made here: 1600 Pennsylvania Ave Washington DC 20500

Darrow Boggiano

Sponsored By:We are requesting participation from all members of the United Nations, PFAW, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Code Pink, police, soldiers, ACLU, CIA, NSA and International Courts of Justice/World Court. http://www.PoliticalCooperative.Org is a nonpartisan resource for anti-war and social change activists.

Wild Thing's comment.....
This is an like an act of sedition and they are declaring war on the US government. But since they are left-wing, anti-American, fascist, pig faced, Nazi democrats nothing will be done.

But I can wish anyway that everyone of these scumbags is thrown in jail, then put on a ship and transported out of here to some third world country and left to rot ! Or how about 50 caliber Browning machine guns on HUMVEES that would be more appropriate at this point. And a few Abram tanks.

Here ya go if our Government wanted to honor this:

US Code, Title 18, Chapter 115; Treaseon, Sedition and Subversive Activities.

Section 2385. Advocating overthrow of Government

Whoever knowingly or willfully advocates, abets, advises, or teaches the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying the government of the United States or the government of any State, Territory, District or Possession thereof, or the government of any political subdivision therein, by force or violence, or by the assassination of any officer of any such government; or

Whoever, with intent to cause the overthrow or destruction of any such government, prints, publishes, edits, issues, circulates, sells, distributes, or publicly displays any written or printed matter advocating, advising, or teaching the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying any government in the United States by force or violence, or attempts to do so; or

Whoever organizes or helps or attempts to organize any society, group, or assembly of persons who teach, advocate, or encourage the overthrow or destruction of any such government by force or violence; or becomes or is a member of, or affiliates with, any such society, group, or assembly of persons, knowing the purposes thereof -

Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both, and shall be ineligible for employment by the United States or any department or agency thereof, for the five years next following his conviction.

If two or more persons conspire to commit any offense named in this section, each shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both, and shall be ineligible for employment by the United States or any department or agency thereof, for the five years next following his conviction.

As used in this section, the terms ''organizes'' and ''organize'', with respect to any society, group, or assembly of persons, include the recruiting of new members, the forming of new units, and the regrouping or expansion of existing clubs, classes, and other units of such society, group, or assembly of persons.

* Michelle Malkin

Posted by Wild Thing at 11:17 AM | Comments (4)

Not Good To Feed The Wolf At The Door

OK, let's start with this news.............

US will fund Hamas Authority after all

After adamantly vowing to deny American funding to the Hamas terrorist organization, Washington at the weekend backtracked by saying it will not halt aid to the Palestinian Authority, but will merely attempt to redirect it to humanitarian works.

The Seattle Times quoted visiting US State Department envoy David Welch following his meeting with PA official in Ramallah:

"Washington continues] to be devoted to the humanitarian
needs of the Palestinian people and we shall remain so."

Israel immediately recognized the scheme as doomed to failure, reported Israel's Yediot Ahronot Hebrew daily.

Senior government officials like Defense Minister Sha'ul Mofaz and Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni warned that even money placed directly in the hands of PLO chief Mahmoud Abbas is likely to end up in Hamas' pockets.

And then of course this.... same day

Hamas leader lists terms for recognizing Israel

The Palestinian prime minister-designate said Hamas is "ready to recognize" Israel if it gives the Palestinian people their full rights and a state in lands occupied since 1967, including the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Hamas chose Ismail Haniyeh as the new prime minister and he said......

"If Israel declares that it will give the Palestinian people a state
and give them back all their rights, then we are ready to recognize
them," Haniyeh told The Washington Post

"Let Israel say it will recognize a Palestinian state along the 1967 borders, release the prisoners and recognize the rights of the refugees to return to Israel. Hamas will have a position if this occurs," Haniyeh said.

I have said hundreds of times...........Arabs Lie, Lie, lie . They do not honor contracts and can never ever be trusted.
Now look at the lastest Bullcrap

Haniyeh says he wants truce, not peace with Israel-I did not say anything about recognizing Israel.
He says he was Misquoted!

Haniyeh: 'Washington Post' misquoted

The Palestinians' incoming prime minister on Sunday said Hamas has no intention of seeking a peace agreement with Israel, distancing himself from a published interview in which he said the group is ready for a deal.

Ismail Haniyeh said Hamas is interested in a long-term truce, but does not seek peace with Israel. "I did not say anything about recognizing Israel," Haniyeh said.

Addressing reporters Sunday, Haniyeh said his comments had been misunderstood. He said he was not referring to a peace agreement, only a "political truce."

He also laid down a series of demands that Israel has ruled out, including a full withdrawal from all lands captured in 1967, the release of Palestinian prisoners and the return of several million Palestinian refugees and their descendants to Israel. "Then Hamas can grant a long-term truce," Haniyeh said.

Hamas leader Mahmoud Zahar said his movement would not cave in to pressure to recognize Israel. "Why should we recognize Israel?" he asked. "Has Israel recognized the Palestinian people or the right of return for the refugees?"


Oriana Fallaci, an Italian journalist, who is one of the few journalists in the world who dares to attack Islam and the fact that Europe has surrendered to terror, wrote a passage in her book Apocalypse that is appropriate for the struggle against the Arab enemy, and for the struggle against Islam.

Oriana Fallaci

"Resignation leads to apathy. Apathy leads to inertia. Inertia leads to indifference. Indifference paralyzes the instinct for self-defense, that is, the instinct to fight back."


Wild Thing's comment....
I hope we do NOT give more money to the Palestinians. When one feeds the wolf one should have enough common sense to expect to be bitten. And I am concerned that Israel and America will be biten big time.

Posted by Wild Thing at 01:44 AM | Comments (6)

Lynne Stewart Needs To Get The Maximum Sentence

Yesterday was the 13th anniversary of the bombing of the World Trade Center parking garage on February 26, 1993, in which 6 Americans died (7 including an unborn baby carried by one of the adult victims) and over 1,000 were injured.

The mastermind of the bombing, Ramzi Yousef, was convicted in 1998 and will spend the rest of his life in prison. The spiritual leader of the Islamic Jihad-associated terrorists who conducted the bombing, Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman, was also convicted in connection with the bombings and is also serving a life sentence without parole.

A small stone memorial in honor of the victims of the 1993 bombing was erected in the WTC and was destroyed in the 9/11/01 attacks (pictured). Link

On February 10, 2005, radical leftist attorney Lynne Stewart was convicted of helping the terrorists by smuggling messages of violence from one of her imprisoned clients -- the radical Egyptian sheik behind the 1993 WTC Bombing-- to his terrorist disciples on the outside.


Lynn Stewart was convicted of providing material support, through a press conference and allowing access by her translator, to a terrorist conspiracy to kill persons outside of the United States and conspiring to defraud the U.S. government when acting as counsel to Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, the blind Egyptian cleric who was convicted in 1996 of plotting terrorist attacks against various sites in the New York City area.

Lynn was recorded bragging about her skills as an actress which she used to fool the prison guards into believing she was a lawyer instead of a terrorist, saying, "I can get an award for it" which was translated to the Sheikh: "She is saying, Your Eminence, that she can get an award for acting (all three laugh).

"The September 11 terrorist attacks on America were an "armed struggle" like Hiroshima and Dresden. I have a lot of trouble figuring out why that is wrong, especially when people are placed in a position of having no other way." Lynne Stewart

That's just the tip of the iceberg. This woman is truly an enemy of America. In her own words:

"I don't have any problem with Mao or Stalin or the Vietnamese leaders or certainly Fidel locking up people they see as dangerous. Because so often, dissidence has been used by the greater powers to undermine a people's revolution." Lynne Stewart

and during her trial:

"To rid ourselves of the entrenched, voracious type of capitalism that is in this country that perpetuates sexism and racism, I don't think that can come nonviolently." Lynne Stewart

"I don’t believe in anarchistic violence, but in directed violence. That would be violence directed at the institutions which perpetuate capitalism, racism, and sexism, and the people who are the appointed guardians of those institutions, and accompanied by popular support." Lynne Stewart

Lynne will be sentenced on March 10, 2006. You can help lock Lynne up for life by writing the Judge and asking him to show no leniency to Lynne Stewart for her crimes and asking him to impose the maximum sentence allowed for plotting with terrorists.
The Judge's address is:

Honorable John G. Koeltl
United States District Judge
Southern District of New York
United States Courthouse
500 Pearl Street
New York, New York 10007

Briefly say who you are - your position in work and in society. State that you are aware that Lynne is to be sentenced following a jury verdict of guilty on charges of crimes against America. Tell the Judge why you believe she should be made an example of, and not given any leniency whatsoever. Feel free to remind the Judge of who she by using the quotes above.

Send a copy of your letter to the lawyers who prosecuted Lynne, so they can present them all to the Judge at sentencing time, they will have the maximum impact as he considers the matter:

Joseph E. Bianco, Esq.
Christopher T. Morvillo, Esq.
Assistant United States Attorneys
Southern District of New York
United States Attorney's Office
One St. Andrews Plaza
New York, NY 10007

I say let Justice be served:

* Something.....and Half of Something
* The Counteterrorism Blog

Posted by Wild Thing at 12:47 AM | Comments (4)

More Mulsim Propaganda

Muslim Preacher on Temple Mount: Restore Worldwide Islamic Rule

A plan for the "Return of the Khalifate" was published secretly in 2002 by a group called "The Guiding Helper Foundation." The group explained that it wished to "give direction to the educated Muslim populace in its increasing interest in the establishment of Islam as a practical system of rule."

This past Friday, Feb. 24, however, the plan went public. Sheikh Nawahda called publicly for the renewal of the Islamic Khalifate, which would "unite all the Moslems in the world against the infidels."

The Khalifate system features a leader, known as a Khalif, who heads worldwide Islam. Assisted by a ten-man council, his decisions are totally binding on all Moslems...

Wild Thing's comment....
When/Why did Moslem become Muslim? hahaha I guess it's kind of like MuhamMAD. How many different ways do you see the bas#ard's name spelled?

Posted by Wild Thing at 12:17 AM | Comments (2)

Al Qaeda Riot At Pulacharke Prison

Pulacharke Prison riot!
This is the prison in Afghanistan where Jack Idema, two other Americans and Task Force Saber.


After a night of gunfire there are a dozen dead, more than 50 wounded, 80 women held hostage and raped.

How did this happen?
Hundreds of Taliban and al-Qaida Prisoners have revolted at Pulacharke Prison Compound in the wake of tighter security measures by Northern Alliance Commanders after last month's escape of 7 top Taliban prisoners during Sunday visiting. The Taliban prisoners had exchanged clothes with visitors, falsified arm IDs for visitors, and slipped out as 750 visitors left. Who was the man responsible for the escape? None other than a US State Department "agent." An Afghan Pashtun General who was on the US Embassy's payroll, had been sent on all expense paid trip to America by Jack Idema's enemies in the US Embassy, and had been paid bribes to inform on Afghan political and military meetings with Jack. The general was fired just one week ago. To impose tighter security all terrorist prisoners were to be issued prison gray clothes today. The revolt had allegedly been planned more than two weeks ago. It started sometime around 8pm Saturday according to Afghan CIA sources.

New intelligence from MOJ Command indicates that TF SABER FORCE is not a primary target of al-Qaida during revolt. Afghan intelligence believes that the prison revolt was planned and organized after President Hamid Karzai ordered amnesty given to 500 Taliban insurgents last week. Taliban terrorists, who had bombed, murdered, assassinated, and beheaded both innocent Afghans and foreign soldiers and aid workers, were given complete amnesty, $100, a certificate of welcome into the government, and a PAKOL to replace their black turbans before having their royal terrorist asses kissed by Karzai.

To read the entire story please go to the SuperPatriots.US site for updates. Also there is more infomation at Cao's blog.

The SuperPatriots and Jack Idema images on this site are used with written copyright permission and any use by any third party is subject to legal action by SuperPatriots.US

* Cao's blog
* The Wide Awakes

Posted by Wild Thing at 12:01 AM | Comments (2)

February 26, 2006

UAE Test Run?


Wild Thing's comment.....
Maybe we could do a trial run, and see how UAE handles this first shipment.
UAE bad idea like I said before.

Posted by Wild Thing at 02:07 AM | Comments (2)

Costello To Muslims ~ Accept Our Values Or Leave Aussie Land


Australian treasurer calls for Muslim hardliners to lose citizenship


Australian Treasurer Peter Costello, favourite to become the country's next leader, has called for Muslim extremists to be stripped of their citizenship while denouncing multiculturalism as "mushy and misguided".

Costello demanded new citizens accept Australian laws rather than attempt to live by alternative codes such as sharia (Islamic) law, saying it was a sign of respect in the same way that taking off one's shoes before entering a mosque showed deference towards Islam.

"If you have strong objections to walking in your socks, don't enter the mosque," Costello told a function in Sydney late Thursday. "If you have strong objections to (Australian) values, don't come to Australia."

Government backbencher Danna Vale also said last week that Australians were aborting themselves "almost out of existence" and the country could become a Muslim nation within 50 years as a result.

This is a GREAT article. You can read the article here and also the Muslims reaction to this.

Wild Thing's comment......
Just let ONE American politician grow a set of stones and say the same thing, and the liberals would be foaming at the mouth.

Posted by Wild Thing at 01:47 AM | Comments (7)

Marines Focus On Special Ops Work


The Marine Corps formally entered the world of military special operations Friday by establishing a separate command devoted to small-unit tactics and stealthy reconnaissance.

It's work they've done as far back as World War II, but never before as part of the U.S. Special Operations Command. The change means battalions of Marines will be focused on special ops work just as Navy SEALs and Army Green Berets and Rangers are.

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld made the change official after arriving at Camp Lejeune aboard an Osprey tiltrotor aircraft. He said special ops Marines will help "seek new and innovative ways to take the fight to the enemy."

Demand for highly trained special operations forces has increased as the U.S. war against terrorists continues.

"We face a ruthless enemy that lurks in shadows," Rumsfeld said. "It has become vital the Department of Defense and armed forces arrange ourselves in new and unconventional ways to succeed in meeting the peril of our age."

The Marines plan to establish their first special operations company in May and have the command fully staffed with about 2,500 troops by 2010. The command will recruit corporals, sergeants and officers with reconnaissance experience and language training.

As part of the change, the Marine anti-terrorism brigade headquartered at Lejeune will go out of business and shift some of its troops to the special operations command. The command will have combat battalions on both U.S. coasts, along with support units and schools to teach special operations skills to U.S. and foreign troops.

Units to train foreign military officers will deploy within months, Marine Commandant Gen. Michael Hagee said. A special operations company will deploy with an expeditionary unit aboard ships by the end of the year, other military officials said.

The Tampa, Fla.-based U.S. Special Operations Command will control the Marines' special forces.

Special operations will give the Marines "a role they otherwise would not be able to get, to do counterterrorism," said military analyst John Pike of Washington-based

"The struggle against evil doers is a growth industry and the Marines want a piece of that," Pike said. "The special operations community is getting a lot larger and they need more people."

Posted by Wild Thing at 12:57 AM

February 25, 2006

News From The Bunker Notebook


This is a new Category at Theodore's World. 
It will be about the things shared in emails from 
our troops and other Americans that are 
located in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Theodore's World is very aware of how 
loose lips endanger our troops and other Americans 
working in the hot zones, so at all times great care will be 
taken in how much information is posted. 

Some notes will be directly from the troops 
and other notes from those such
as employees with Halliburton and others.

"Sadr City, on the other hand, is nuts because that idiot Sadr is stirring things up. And the entire city has to suffer because of it. Yeah, it was calm yesterday, but that idiot Mookie Sadr has his goons and his loyal followers all riled up now. Mookie Sadr has caused misery for so many before and a couple of my co-workers were killed in April '04 because of him. He needs to become metaphysically challenged. Be GONE."

"So Baghdad is still locked down and will remain so for at least another couple of days. This is really hosing things up for everyone and I can't imagine the hit the struggling Iraqi economy is going to take with its capital having to be shut down like this.
They extended the %$$! curfew in Baghdad again until Monday. Mookie Sadr's idiots over in Sadr City are misbehaving. Everyone is obeying the curfew for the most part."

"This is starting to hose up up. Not that I haven't been through this before. (weary sigh...)
Fortunately, most Iraqis think he's an idiot, too. He has his goons in Najaf and around the south, but even the majority of Shiites think he's too looney for them.

Recently, a man was found dead in a square in Baghdad with a sign around his neck that read "This is a terrorist who killed innocent people." (Don't know if the media found that worth reporting.)

There's been quite a bit of vigilantism going on. The Iraqis have also gotten much bolder about ratting out the terrorists when they become aware of them operating in their neighborhoods.

Some are saying it might have been the Iranians and there is some evidence to support that, but al-Qaeda's ben awfully busy in the region recently as well. We do feel pretty confident that it wasn't Iraqi Sunnis. And the Iraqis feel the same way.
The libs are fulla crap, as usual when they say we are ALL hated for being here. There are some people who resent us being here, but they tend to be those who were in favor by Saddam Hussein and we don't care about them.
Most of the Iraqis are warm, generous people who are glad to be free and they know exactly why they are free. I've been blessed to have made several Iraqi friends with whom I believe I'll stay in touch for the rest of my life. The Iraqis really don't want a civil war. Only the media and the lefties want that.

The tomb of Salman Pak, also known as Salman al-Farisi, was attacked after sunset with two rockets. They don't seem to be reacting to it. I listened to a bucnh of the Iraqis listening to the news in Arabic on the radio just about a half hour ago (heard "Ee-rawn" mentioned a couple of times) and now they're just cutting up and playing around like they always do in the evenings. Everything seems back to normal now and I pray it stays that way."

This one I got on Thursday, January 23, 2006
"It's CRAZY out there! We went outside a few minutes ago and we could hear constant gunfire and shouting. We can't see over our walls, but I've never heard such bedlam here.
I suspect that slimeball Sadr is behind a lot of this and I wish that guy would somehow assume room temperature.
I'm thinking about going up on the roof of the building to look at the streets, but I don't think the security people will let us today.

I couldn't get out in that even if I were crazy enough to want to. We're on a very tight lockdown here

In the thick of it. Gunfire, shouting and sirens are going off all around us. It's been like that since yesterday around noon.
We're safe in our fortress and they're not even focused on us.

The Sunnis have far more to lose by a sectarian war than the Shiites, and they know this. al-Qaeda may have scored a short term gain with yet another shocking display of violence, but this could be another miscalculation that further alienates them in the eyes of the Iraqi people.
I'm hoping this is how it ends up. I think they'll rage for another day or two and then calm down.
Every Iraqi I've met wants this democracy to work.
We're expecting another bad day tomorrow because it's Friday - the Muslim Holy Day. They tend to get real wound up then. Plus, Iraq is in a three-day mourning period, so everything is shut down.
They're pretty capitalistic. They'll settle down just to get those shops and commerce opened again, if nothing else."

" I still have this I saved in my notes to send you.
According to one analysis, attacks on U.S. soldiers and Iraqi government forces last year increased 29 percent, and recruitment of new insurgents does not appear to be a problem.
This is a good example of how the media scum operates. "One analysis." Done by whom? ABC themselves? Al Qaeda? Al Gore? Some nine-year-old kid?
The attack ratio has been steadily going DOWN over the last eight months. Oh, they ramp it up once in a while, but less and less frequently. (Unfortuately, they were a little busy today in Baghdad, but it's been much quieter than it used to be.)

The media distorts and outright lies about Iraq and has been doing so for a long time. And it dishonors the fantastic job our troops are doing here.
Thanks to our Military,all of you for a job well done and just ignore the media scum and their leftist agenda.
It won't be long before the progress in Iraq is so obvious that the media scum won't be able to cover it up anymore.
P. S. - The media never did much or any coverage on how they themselves got kicked out of the Green Zone, did they? No, because then they'd have to divulge the reason.
And the reason is clear to most of us."

Wild Thing's comment.....
Some of the notes are spacy because I had to seperate some things that I cannot share on here. But it will still give enough information of how it is there.

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Islam's Protests About Jyllands-Posten Cartoons Vs. Cartoon Characters

Great Cartoon by Cox and Forkum

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How To Tell Democrats From Terrorists

Today someone made a comment made to this post I did on December 19, 2005. Yes all the way back to Dec., this person decided commented to an old post. haha That happens often and I usually let it go. This time I thought I would bring it up to the top again.


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February 24, 2006

Cindy Sheehan Can Share A Room In Hell With Hanoi Jane and John Kerry

Landstuhl Army Medical Center

Sheehan to protest at U.S. posts in Germany in March

Cindy Sheehan is going to bring her protest to Germany outside of Landstuhl Army Medical Center. Landstuhl is usually the first stop for our wounded coming back from the war on their way to Walter Reed or Bethesda or Brooke (San Antonio).

“[We’ve already heard] that Cindy Sheehan is like Hanoi Jane [Fonda] coming here,” said Elsa Rassbach, an event organizer with American Voices Abroad, which is supporting Sheehan’s trip.

When asked for comment Wednesday on Sheehan’s upcoming visit, several soldiers in Kaiserslautern asked if they could be quoted anonymously.

One soldier, who recently returned from Iraq, did give his name but didn’t have much to say about Sheehan.

“Anything I would have to say about her, you couldn’t print,” Army Staff Sgt. Mark Genthner said.

March 9: News conference in Frankfurt; panel discussion in Aachen

March 10: Reception of the mayor and news conference in Aachen

March 11-12: “Camp Casey” events at Landstuhl/Ramstein

March 13: Press conference and various events in Paris

March 14: News conference and hearing with European Union parliament in Strasbourg, France

March 15: News conference and various events in Berlin

Stars and Stripes has the rest of the article.

The Landstuhl hospital is for troops with serious injuries or illness requiring surgery and hospitalization. Landstuhl Post is a permanent U.S. Military installation located in the German State of Rheinland-Pfalz, 5K south of Ramstein Air Base.

* Blackfive
* Mudville Gazette
* Soldier's Angels Germany

Wild Thing's comment.....
To get to Ramstein the ride is up a winding road through the wooded hills overlooking the picturesque town of Landstuhl and there is the sprawling hospital complex.

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Mickey Muhammed


I wonder how ole Mickey Mouse would feel about this. LMAO I doubt Minnie wants to end up in a burka.
heh heh


* Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler
* Wood's News & Views

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The Navy’s Swimming Spy Plane

"Dude, you just got your ass kicked in battle. What happened?"

"It was the flying nun's hat..."


It floats, it flies, it eliminates enemy targets—meet the water-launched unmanned enforcer

Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works, famed for the U-2 and Blackbird spy planes that flew higher than anything else in the world in their day, is trying for a different altitude record: an airplane that starts and ends its mission 150 feet underwater. The Cormorant, a stealthy, jet-powered, autonomous aircraft that could be outfitted with either short-range weapons or surveillance equipment, is designed to launch out of the Trident missile tubes in some of the U.S. Navy’s gigantic Cold War–era Ohio-class submarines. These formerly nuke-toting subs have become less useful in a military climate evolved to favor surgical strikes over nuclear stalemates, but the Cormorant could use their now-vacant tubes to provide another unmanned option for spying on or destroying targets near the coast. This is no easy task. The tubes are as long as a semi trailer but about seven feet wide—not exactly airplane-shaped. The Cormorant has to be strong enough to withstand the pressure 150 feet underwater—enough to cave in hatches on a normal aircraft—but light enough to fly. Another challenge: Subs survive by stealth, and an airplane flying back to the boat could give its position away.

The Skunk Works’s answer is a four-ton airplane with gull wings that hinge around its body to fit inside the missile tube. The craft is made of titanium to resist corrosion, and any empty spaces are filled with plastic foam to resist crushing. The rest of the body is pressurized with inert gas. Inflatable seals keep the weapon-bay doors, engine inlet and exhaust covers watertight.

The Cormorant does not shoot out of its tube like a missile. Instead an arm-like docking “saddle” guides the craft out, sending it floating to the surface while the sub slips away. As the drone pops out of the water, the rocket boosters fire and the Cormorant takes off. After completing its mission, the plane flies to the rendezvous coordinates it receives from the sub and lands in the sea. The sub then launches a robotic underwater vehicle to fetch the floating drone.

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) is funding tests of some of the Cormorant’s unique systems, including a splashdown model and an underwater-recovery vehicle. The tests should be completed by September, after which Darpa will decide whether it will fund a flying prototype.


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Countries Line Up With Hamas (Terrorists)

Saudis Tell Rice They Won't Isolate Hamas

Fox News

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia —

Saudi Arabia on Wednesday became the second Arab ally in as many days to reject the U.S. strategy of financially isolating Hamas if the terrorist group does not moderate its policies as leader of the Palestinians.

As Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice sat nearby, Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal said through a translator, "We wish not to link financial assistance to the Palestinian people to issues other than their dire humanitarian needs."

A day earlier, Rice had stood by as Saud's Egyptian counterpart said it was premature to cut off aid to a Hamas-led government.

Saud and Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit said the world should not "prejudge" Hamas, whose sweep in Palestinian elections last month stunned Washington and threw the Israeli-Palestinian peace process into new turmoil.

Earlier Wednesday, Rice pledged to a group of Egyptian democracy activists in Cairo that the United States would continue applying pressure on Egypt's government to meet its promises of reform.

"One good thing about having the president stand for election and ask for the consent of the governed is that there is a program," Rice told a group of dissidents, editors and professors.

Wild Thing's comment............
But let's look at the rest that say kumbaya let's give Hamas a chance.

Hamas' Amen Corner from Frontpage

Most of the Muslim world is vying for opportunities to court Hamas, to curry favor with Hamas, to cut deals with Hamas. Muslim countries that virtually abandoned the Palestinian people under the leadership of Arafat and Abbas have embraced the new Hamas leadership.

Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Egypt, Jordan, Turkey

Jordan has invited Hamas for a visit, but only if their diplomatic mission is led by the number two diplomatic man, Abu Marzouk, and not by number one Khaled Mashal. In other words, Jordan will not permit Khaled Mashal, the chief diplomat for Hamas entry into their country. Jordan considers Mashal a destabilizing force, an irresponsible leader and a terrorist.

Turkey has just finished a sit-down with Hamas. The meetings took place in Syria. Turkey is trying to straddle the fence. They are a democracy but they are also a Muslim state.

Russia....On the surface it would seem somewhat surprising, even perplexing, to learn that Russia has extended a welcoming hand to Hamas.

Hamas would be happy to have it all. But above all comes ideology. And Hamas has done nothing, nothing at all, to suggest even the smallest modification in their ideological foundation. And that, my friends, does not bode well for our future.

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February 23, 2006

Last Of A Line Of Great Grumman Fighters~ F-14 Tomcat

Thank you Bob for telling us about this.


A chapter in naval aviation history drew to a close aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) with the last recovery of an F-14 Tomcat from a combat mission.



Piloted by Capt. William G. Sizemore II, commander, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8, Fighter Squadron (VF) 213's aircraft 204, was trapped at 12:35 a.m. February 8, and marked one of the final stages of the Navy's transition from the F-14 to F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet.

"It's the end of an era and it just kind of worked out that I was the last trap," said Sizemore. "This is one of the best airplanes ever built, and it's sad to see it go away. It's just a beautiful airplane. It's powerful, it has presence, and it just looks like the ultimate fighter."

Lt. Bill Frank, a VF-31 pilot, also took part in the last mission, and is credited with being the last pilot to ever drop a bomb from an F-14 Tomcat.

The decision to incorporate the Super Hornet and decommission the F-14 is mainly due to high amount of maintenance required to keep the Tomcats operational. On average, an F-14 requires nearly 50 maintenance hours for every flight hour, while the Super Hornet requires five to ten maintenance hours for every flight hour.

The F-14 entered operational service with Navy fighter squadrons VF-1 Wolfpack and VF-2 Bounty Hunters onboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65) in September 1974. The Tomcat's purpose was to serve as a fighter interceptor and it eventually replaced the F-4 Phantom II Fighter which was phased out in 1986.

From its initial combat air patrol mission during the 1975 U.S. Embassy evacuation in Vietnam, to its recent missions in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Maritime Security Operations in the Arabian Gulf with VF 31 and 213 of CVW-8 the F-14 Tomcat has played a vital role with the Navy for 32 years.

During its first 17 years of operational service in the Navy, the Tomcat played a vital role as an interceptor with its air-to-air capabilities. However, during the 1991 Persian Gulf War, the need for the Tomcat's air-to air-capabilities diminished as air-to-ground capabilities proved to be more effective.

Shortly following the Persian Gulf War, Navy leaders decided to devise removable bomb racks for the Tomcat's to allow them to carry MK-80 "dumb" bombs. With its new upgrades the Tomcat's were soon dubbed as the "Bombcats."

Shortly following the addition of bomb racks, Tomcats were equipped with Low-Altitude Navigation and Targeting Infrared for Night (LANTIRN) targeting system to allow for delivery of laser-guided bombs. During the proceeding years the F-14s took on a new, more effective role as a fighter-bomber.

"I will never forget flying a 'Show of Force' over a city in Iraq where our troops were taking fire from insurgents," said Lt. Cmdr. Gregory Knepper, a VF-31 pilot referring to a recent Tomcat mission.

"After making a high speed/low altitude pass over the shoot-out, the insurgents fled and hopefully we saved the lives of some of our soldiers."

In keeping with its history of being adaptable to new challenges, the Tomcat soared to a new level during its last deployment when it became the first Navy aircraft to make use of the Remotely Operated Video Enhanced Receivers (ROVER) system in December of last year.

The system allows for ground forces to view video via laptop computers which gives them the ability to view their surroundings from the aircrafts' point of view in real time, and ultimately provides better reconnaissance and target identification, which are essential to combat air support missions in Iraq.

Previously ROVER had been used by the Air Force, and with a few modifications from personnel of Naval Air Station Oceana, Va., and members from NADEP Jacksonville, Fla.; it became one of the last great modifications to the Tomcat.

VF-213 pilots who are making the transition to the Super Hornet will begin F/A-18F (double seat) training in April, and the squadron will be operational, or "safe for flight," in September. VF-31 pilots who are making the transition will begin F/A-18E (single seat) training in October, and the squadron will be safe for flight in April 2007. This will make VF-31 the last official Tomcat squadron in the Navy.


Wild Thing's comment.....
Remember when Ronald Reagan challenged the idiot of Libya by sending the Carrier Nimitz into the Gulf of Sidra in August 1981.

Two F-14s on patrol were attacked by two Fitters from Libya. One Fitter shot a short range missile at the F-14s, who were immediately cleared to return fire. The F-14s fired two sidewinder shots and made two kills.

Beautiful. The F-14 is still the baddest-ass looking plane ever made. Sleek waving design lines, broad wings, and arrogantly showing off it's array of armament.

And from BobF..........

I can’t believe the Navy is going to retire the F-14…where is Tom Cruise when you need him. As far as today’s fighters go, I consider the F-14 and F-15 the heavyweights. The F-16 and F-18 are nice, fast, and sleek but when you have to kick some serious butt, send in the heavyweights.

F-14 Supersonic Flyby video

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U.S. Soliders Take to Water to Combat Terrorists

U.S. troops employ innovative tactics to thwart counterinsurgency operations



U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jason Simmons and Spc. Daniel Meyer scan the banks of the Euphrates River looking for terrorist activity, Feb. 16, 2006. Simmons and Meyer are assigned as scouts with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Michael Molinaro

Written by U.S. Army Cpl. Michael Molinaro
2nd Brigade Combat Team
ISKANDARIYAH, Iraq, Feb. 22, 2006 — Some of them are tankers, some of them are infantryman. But now some of them are ... sailors?

"It’s a nice change-of-pace to be on the river after patrolling the roads all of the time. There are bad guys on the water, so we need to get them too." U.S. Army Spc. Michael Komaromy

U.S. soldiers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, are keeping the pressure on terrorists in the Babil province and have taken counterinsurgency operations to the least common of places for an armor unit: the water.

Insurgents will do whatever it takes to go undetected in this area, and using the river is one of the ways they transport and hide bomb-making materials, said U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Paul Jones, combat engineer with the battalion’s Company E.

The battalion has discovered numerous weapons caches since taking over its area of responsibility. During the past week alone, four caches were found over a 24-hour period. Last month, a substantial cache was discovered on one of many islands along the river.

Islands are a clever place for terrorists to hide improvised explosive devices and other weapons used against coalition and Iraqi security forces, said Jones.

Having a presence on the rivers to prevent terrorists from getting to those islands only makes sense. Soldiers probe the islands and search for weapons and other material terrorists use to do harm.

“It’s a nice change-of-pace to be on the river after patrolling the roads all of the time,” said U.S. Army Spc. Michael Komaromy, also a Company E combat engineer. “There are bad guys on the water, so we need to get them too.”

Soldiers from Company E never trained for water operations before deploying late last year, Jones said. Since arriving in Iraq, and the introduction of the mission, it has been on-the-job training for these medics, scouts and other soldiers tasked with keeping the water routes free from terrorists.

“We had two or three days of getting familiar with the boats: knowing where everything is and going over man-overboard drills,” said Komaromy, “but the reactions to contact are just about the same as in a vehicle.”

The river operations have been effective, Jones said. Improvised explosive device emplacement was more prevalent in the area prior to 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment’s operations. Now, with checkpoints set up and a presence on the water, terrorists are finding fewer places to hide.

“Locals may feel more comfortable and secure knowing that we are providing security all around them,” said Jones. “They want to feel better about the area they are living in, and this is one of the ways to make sure that happens.”

Company E lost one of its own during the early days of this deployment, and the reminder drives these soldiers to make sure terrorists are taken off the streets – and the water.

“If cruising this river all day and all night is what it takes to take the bad stuff out of the (terrorists’) hands, then that’s what I’ll do,” said Jones.

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Photos From Hubble Telescope


I got this link from Jack that has Conservative Insurgent Blog, and it is soooo cool to watch and the music they picked for it, well it is perfect!

Thank you Jack for sending this to me

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USS Ronald Reagan In Middle East

USS Ronald Reagan (File photo, Pearl Harbor)

Feb. 22, 2006
The Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, the USS Ronald Reagan, has replaced the USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Middle East as the nuclear-powered carrier marks its maiden operational deployment, Navy officials said.

The San Diego-based carrier, which leads Carrier Strike Group 7, arrived in the Navy’s 5th Fleet area of operations Saturday, and is there to support U.S. military missions in Iraq and Afghanistan.

“Our past nine months of training have been in preparation to support our troops on the ground in Iraq and carry out maritime security operations,” Rear Adm. Michael Miller, strike group commander, said in a Navy news release.

Aboard the $4.5 billion carrier is Carrier Air Wing 14, with about 85 fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters. The Reagan left its home port Jan. 4 for an expected six-month deployment to the western Pacific Ocean and Persian Gulf.

More than 6,000 sailors are assigned to the carrier strike group, which includes Destroyer Squadron 7, the guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain, the guided-missile destroyers USS McCampbell and USS Decatur, the fast combat support ship USS Rainer, and Explosives Ordnance Disposal Unit 11, Detachment 15.

The aircraft squadrons include Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 22, VFA-25, VFA-113, VFA-115, Airborne Early Warning Squadron 113, Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 139, Carrier Logistics Support 30, and Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 4.

Commissioned in July 2003, the Reagan is the Navy’s ninth nuclear-powered Nimitz-class aircraft carrier.

The departing Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group made history on its deployment when a pair of the Navy’s retiring F-14 Tomcats marked the jet’s final mission Feb. 8.

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February 22, 2006

Welcome To Rhod As One Of Theodore's World Authors

Rhod has been posting here as you all know. I have asked him if he would like to be one of the Authors of posts here at Theodore's World. Rhod is a Vietnam Veteran, 25th Inf Div 66 and 67.

When I created my blog I wanted very much to make it a home to Veterans and a place you all feel welcome and comfortable always. As time goes by I would like to open this up for others of you Veterans to be authors as well. A real place to do rants, cheers, serious things, fun things and sharing.

Welcome Rhod from Angry Old Salt ( my husband a Navy Veteran) and myself.

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Golden Mosque In Iraq Bombed By Insurgents

The Golden Mosque, in the town of Samarra, is 100 km (62 miles) north of Baghdad

From AP

SAMARRA, Iraq - Insurgents detonated bombs inside one of Iraq's holiest Shiite shrines Wednesday, destroying its golden dome and triggering more than 60 reprisal attacks on Sunni mosques. The president warned that extremists were pushing the country toward civil war, as many Shiites lashed out at the United States as partly to blame.
As the gold dome of the 1,200-year-old Askariya shrine lay in ruins, leaders on both sides called for calm: But the string of back-and-forth attacks seemed to push the country closer to all-out civil war than at any point in the three years since the U.S.-led overthrow of
Saddam Hussein.

"We are facing a major conspiracy that is targeting Iraq's unity," said President Jalal Talabani, a Kurd. "We should all stand hand in hand to prevent the danger of a civil war."


An armed Iraqi takes part in a rally in reaction to the explosion at a Shiite shrine.

An Iraqi child holds a weapon as Shi'ites take to the streets during a protest in Baghdad's Sad'r city February 22, 2006. A dawn bomb attack wrecked a major Shi'ite Muslim shrine in the Iraqi city of Samarra on Wednesday, sparking street protests and forcing the government to issue an urgent appeal to avert sectarian reprisals. REUTERS/Kareem Raheem Email Photo Print Photo

From Iraq the Model

"Right now there's heavy deployment for the police and other security forces with more frequent checkpoints that are stop-searching cars more often than they usually do. Sporadic gunfire is heard in different spots in Baghdad but no one knows for sure if the firing meant clashes or mere angry shooting in the air.
From where I'm sitting now I can hear both Sunni and Shia mosques are condemning the attack through their loudspeakers.

I believe there are foreign terror groups behind this attack and I don't think local insurgent would do such a thing, simply because this particular shrine had been in Sunni territory for a thousand years and the residents of Samarra had always benefited from the movement of religious tourism and pilgrimage.

Things look scary here in Baghdad and I hope there won't be more updates to report as I can't see a positive thing coming out of this..."


From Reuters
U.S. and Iraqi forces are battling a largely Sunni Arab insurgency against the Shi'ite- and Kurdish-led government in Baghdad.

**BAGHDAD - At least 28 Sunni mosques and an office for the Iraqi Islamic Party in Baghdad were attacked by gunmen after the bomb blast in Samarra. Police said one mosque was completely burnt while others were attacked by gunfire and rocket propelled grenades. Three clerics and three bodyguards were killed, and another cleric was kidnapped, according to interior ministry sources. Gunmen used rifles and RPG rounds in the latest mosque attack, in the southern Saidaya district of Baghdad, a witness said.

**Hussein al-Falluji, a leading Sunni politician, reported attacks on at least 75 Sunni mosques around the country with most in eastern Baghdad.


Wild Thing's comment....

I wouldn't know one mosque from another and could care less. What I do know is that our troops are there and I want them to be as safe as possible. The insurgents that did the original bombing only show that the death cult does not (once again) respect others in their own cult.

We ( America) on the other hand have ways of dealing with people like insurgents and we don't deliever our wrath half assed. God bless our Troops!

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Top 10 Discipline Tips for Unruly Children of the Jihad

Wild Thing's comment.....
This is from a wonderful blog owned by AbbaGav. He has such a fantastic sense of humor in his writings. Below is something he wrote that I want to share with you.

Top 10 Discipline Tips for Unruly Children of the Jihad

Since the children are the future, I offer the following child-raising wisdom, for dealing with that troublesome future Jihad Warrior when he just won't behave:

1. Tell him that if he doesn't behave, you'll kill off Uncle Osama in tonight's bedtime story.

2. Suspend his "Islam's Funniest Goodbye Suicide-Videos" viewing privileges for a month.

3. Show him a picture of his attractive cousin, and a picture of his homely cousin, and explain that life is about choices.

4. Threaten to let his younger brother kill himself first.

5. No more riding shotgun with Daddy in the explosives truck at parades.

6. If he doesn't behave, explain that the next time his friends come looking for him, you'll be forced to tell them he's visiting a Jewish friend.

7. Make sure he understands how important his behavior is to the family's honor. Involve one of his sisters in the discussion if necessary.

8. Tell him he can forget about that coveted GI Yusuf doll with Kung Fu detonator grip and detachable brain pan (some internal organs sold separately, batteries not included)

9. Respect his understanding of the concept of consequences: if you can't count on him to behave now, how can you trust him with the important role of "corpse" in tomorrow's big funeral procession?

10. Negotiate. And lollipops. Important life lessons must be inculcated from the very first years.

Thank you so much AbbaGav!

* AbbaGav

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The Free Jack Idema Blogburst


Although the main reason we campaign for the release of illegally-imprisoned U.S. Special Forces soldier Jack Idema and his fellow prisoners, Brent Bennett and Ed Caraballo, is to see a gross injustice put right, it really is worth bearing in mind how valuable men like Jack are to our side in the WoT.

A common perception about the fight to rid ourselves of Islamofascism is that the hot-spot right now is Iraq, while hostilities in Afghanistan are, to all intents and purposes, over. Sadly, as the BBC reported yesterday, nothing could be further from the truth:

It is only 200km (125 miles) from Kabul to Khost, but Afghanistan’s capital has little control over this rugged border province. Government officials in Kabul say well-armed fighters cross regularly from next-door Pakistan, but admit they can do little to stop them. In remote areas, more than $5,000 (£2,865) in bounty money has been offered to local men to kill senior government workers, one administrator said. “It is big money. It is al-Qaeda money and it is from the Gulf,” he said, referring to Arab supporters of al-Qaeda.

For anyone paying attention, this is precisely how al-Qaeda infiltrated Afghanistan during the Taliban era, using cash, assassination and foreign fighters to set in place the system that eventually brought about 9/11.

Grasping why history is repeating itself in this way isn’t difficult — All it has taken is for the U.S. State Department to remain stuck in the pre-9/11 mindset of containment and appeasement. Rather than rooting out all the Taliban sympathisers of importance in Afghanistan in 2001, the philosophy that came to govern post-Taliban Afghanistan was, more often than not, one of allowing members of the old regime back into the political life of the country if they agreed to ‘renounce violence’.

Now, granted, the idea of peace and reconciliation, of healing divisions after a war draws to an end, is something any reasonable person would desire. Only, here’s the problem: we are not dealing with reasonable people. Most of us woke up to that fact on the morning of 9/11, but not, it seems, the U.S. State Department or the Karzai interim government. Both have sought to appease a hard core of Islamofascists with promises of power in exchange for agreements to refrain from violence. What we’re beginning to see is just how disastrous a policy this was.

… Though Jack Idema could have told the State Department that back in 2004. We will remember, after all, that Idema and his men were arrested after they captured an ‘ex’-Taliban judge, Sidiq, who was in possession of:

~ Photographs of himself with Gulbuddin Hekmatyar
~ Bomb plans
~ Explosive detonators
~ al-Qaeda and Hezb-i-Islami documents and recruiting cards
~ A letter from Taliban leader Mullah Omar

The State Department and Karzai interim government reacted to this arrest by handing Idema over to the very terrorist elements he’d been hunting. This was done in a desperate, and desperately misguided, bid to smooth ruffled feathers and keep the ‘peace process’ on track.

Two years later, we can see the results of this strategy as entire sections of Afghanistan fall back under the control of Islamofascists, and foreign-funded jihadists pour across the border from Pakistan. If this proves anything, it’s that Idema and the Northern Alliance’s distrust of ‘former’ terrorists was entirely appropriate. Moreover, as the recent shift in power from Karzai to the Northern Alliance shows, ordinary Afghans, too, want the Taliban’s bloody hands removed from the levers of power once and for all.

Here’s Jack, writing just after elections handed power over to the Northern Alliance:

What did you expect? Did you expect Afghan families to vote for the return of the whip and rod? During their brief time in power, the Taliban denied the people all human rights, abolished music and song, televisions and pictures; even personal pictures. All males had to wear turbans and could not cut their beards—violations were met with beatings and executions. Females had no rights except the right to be stoned in public until dead for even a minor infraction. The Taliban closed all schools and medical centers, and established the Ministry of Good and Evil to enforce their belief system on the entire country; everyone had been whipped at least once. To possess any picture, even a gum wrapper with a cartoon on it, meant you violated Islam, and that required a beating. Fly a kite, go to jail. Trim your beard, go to jail. Let your wife go shopping alone, go to jail. Sports were outlawed so they used the Kabul Soccer Stadium to execute women– hey, don’t waste resources. Oh yeah, the Afghan people were going to vote for these psychos again.

It’s high time Idema was released so he can continue working to fulfil the wishes of both the American and Afghan people — To rout the Taliban and make sure they never get close to political power again.

So what can we do? Well, anyone reading this with their own blog can sign up for the weekly Free Jack Idema Blogburst by emailing Cao or Rottweiler Puppy for details. I’d urge everyone to do this, as we’re still terribly short on takers. If you want to know more about the story, Cao’s Blog has a large section devoted to Jack Idema. There’s also a timeline here, and, of course, a huge amount of information is available over at SuperPatriots, without whose work none of us would have learned about Jack’s story.

Finally, PLEASE NOTE: The SuperPatriots and Jack images on this site are used with WRITTEN COPYRIGHT PERMISSION and any use by any third party is subject to legal action by SuperPatriots.US

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Afghanistan, Jack Idema, Karzai

Posted by Wild Thing at 11:08 AM

Carter Writes Washington Post Op-Ed Demanding US & Israel Give Hamas A Chance

And now this............

Washington Post Op-Ed demanding that the US and Israel give Hamas a chance

Here it is...........
Don't Punish the Palestinians

By Jimmy Carter
Monday, February 20, 2006; Page A21


Wild Thing's comment......

Screw you Jimmy Carter!

Posted by Wild Thing at 01:47 AM | Comments (7)

Which Way's The Wind Blowing, Abdul?"



Website page with image on entire page

From Jerusalem Post....
Details released by the Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) on Tuesday revealed that graphics appearing on the Hamas website call for the destruction of Israel in a nuclear holocaust.

On the website, a red Star of David is encased in a black rectangle which is then obliterated in a nuclear explosion.

Arabic words then appear saying "The Az A-Din Al Qassam website exclusively tells the whole story of the most elusive squad [to be uncovered] in the history of the Entity([Israel), in the city of Ramallah." Every few seconds there are repeated images of a nuclear explosion destroying the Star of David.

In an undated interview on the website posted after the recent Palestinian legislative elections, the Hamas military wing vows to continue its resistance. "As long as there is occupation, there will be resistance," the statement says.

The English version of their website at doesn't show the images - instead it opts for a much more politically correct appearance.

Most of Hamas' websites are based at the following two locations in Malaysia:

At IP:
Datacenter: Telekom Malaysia Berhad, Kuala Lumpur, MY

Domain Name:
Registrar: GoDaddy Software, Inc., Scottsdale, AZ USA

Domain Name:
Registrar: Primus Telecom, Melbourne, AU

At IP:
Datacenter: EASTGATE, Selangor, MY

Domain Name:
Registrar: Inc. New York, NY, USA

Domain Name:
Registrar: Network Solutions, Herndon, VA USA

Domain Name:
Registrar: Network Solutions, Herndon, VA USA

Domain Name:
Registrar: Network Solutions, Herndon, VA USA

Domain Name:
Registrar: Inc. New York, NY, USA

Posted on 21 February 2006 @ 17:59

Wild Thing's comment........
Jimmy Carter is probably scurrying to get over there to congratulate the Web Master.

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FBI Visits Air Charter Again

A pair of Gulfstream business jets are parked at Security Aviation, located at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, earlier this month. The jet on the right was the target of a federal search warrant by FBI agents on Saturday. Federal Aviation Administration records show at least 21 aircraft registered with the companies of Mark Avery, owner of Security Aviation since 2005.

SECURITY AVIATION: Two weeks after raid, a new look focuses on one jet.

By RICHARD MAUER Anchorage Daily News Published: February 21, 2006

Federal agents returned to Security Aviation on Saturday, but this time their search was more limited than the raids two weeks ago at the air charter company's facilities in Anchorage and Palmer and owner Mark Avery's C Street building.

FBI spokesman Eric Gonzalez said Monday that only Security Aviation's Gulfstream III executive jet was targeted by agents executing a search warrant Saturday at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.

Gonzalez wouldn't say what investigators were looking for or what they found. No additional people were arrested, he said, and the Gulfstream wasn't seized. Avery associate Rob Kane was arrested during the Feb. 2 raids and charged with possessing two rocket launchers without a permit. He remains in jail, denied bond as a flight risk.

Eight Czech military planes capable of being fitted with the rocket launchers were seized by federal agents a week ago and removed from the airport to an undisclosed of article HERE.

Posted by Wild Thing at 12:42 AM

February 21, 2006

Conservative T-Shirt Maker Has Life Threatened

Hate Mail and Death Threats Target Seller of Mohammed Cartoon T-shirts

February 21, 2006 -- Conservative t-shirt maker MetroSpy set off a firestorm when their newest design depicted a caricature of the prophet Mohammed with a bomb wrapped in his turban. According to Islamic tradition, graphic depictions of the Prophet Mohammed are forbidden. MetroSpy's apparent disregard for this tradition has outraged many in the Muslim world, prompting some to voice their displeasure by sending the company hate-filled email, online viruses and even death threats.

Johnathan Alexander, MetroSpy's production manager, says he's never seen anything like it. “It's a silly little cartoon. We've sold designs far more offensive than this for years”, referring to a t shirt which reads, “My Jesus can beat up your Allah.”

“For people to become so enraged over a drawing that they resort to burning down buildings and threatening to kill people is something I'll never understand,” Alexander said.

In one email the person writes, “We kill you and burn your shop. I am Muslim with forces in the U.S.A.”

Another email claims to be from the terrorist group Al Qaeda. It reads, “You only have 5 days and your company will disappear. I promise!” The email is signed, Saalem Al Qahtani, Al Qaeda.

One of the more disturbing messages simply says, “In two days we kill your family."

Over the past few days, MetroSpy has begun posting some of the emails on their website.

According to Alexander, “Ever since we started posting the messages along with the sender's return address, the volume of hate mail has slowed down and the tone has changed considerably. In fact, some of the more recent comments could be considered polite.”

In an email which was traced to Saudi Arabia, the writer asks, “Could you guys do a favor? Please eliminate this picture from your goods because it's very embarrassing to our religion. If you do that, it would be a greatly appreciated. Thanks a lot.”

Despite protests over their offending design, MetroSpy plans to continue selling the t-shirts. As a precautionary measure however, MetroSpy has increased its security, sought the advice of a private investigative agency and remain in close contact with federal and local authorities.

Wild Thing's comment.......
I ordered this t-shirt last week. I have ordered from them before like the one that says......
Peace Through Superior Firepower is a good one too.

Posted by Wild Thing at 10:47 AM | Comments (6)

Democrats Are At It Again ~ Yawn


Democrats may unite on plan to pull troops

WASHINGTON -- After months of trying unsuccessfully to develop a common message on the war in Iraq, Democratic Party leaders are beginning to coalesce around a broad plan to begin a quick withdrawal of US troops and install them elsewhere in the region, where they could respond to emergencies in Iraq and help fight terrorism in other countries.

The concept, dubbed ''strategic redeployment," is outlined in a slim, nine-page report coauthored by a former Reagan administration assistant Defense secretary, Lawrence J. Korb, in the fall. It sets a goal of a phased troop withdrawal that would take nearly all US troops out of Iraq by the end of 2007, although many Democrats disagree on whether troop draw-downs should be tied to a timeline.

Howard Dean, Democratic National Committee chairman, has endorsed Korb's paper and begun mentioning it in meetings with local Democratic groups. In addition, the study's concepts have been touted by the senator assigned to bring Democrats together on Iraq -- Jack Reed of Rhode Island -- and the report has been circulated among all senators by Senator Dianne Feinstein, an influential moderate Democrat from California.

The party remains divided on some points, including how much detail to include in a party-produced document, fearful of giving too much fodder for attacks by Republicans.


Wild Thing's comment.....
Feinstein a moderate? HUH?

Korb is a Soros funded leftist. They use his Reagan era credentials to pretend he's a conservative.

In October, Lawrence Korb and Brian Katulis, writing for the Center for American Progress, a liberal organization headed by Clinton's former chief of staff John Podesta, issued a report calling for what they termed "strategic redeployment."

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Court Issues Fatwa On Cartoonists


Court issues fatwa on cartoonists

An Islamic court in India has issued a fatwa, or religious decree, condemning to death the 12 artists who drew the controversial images of the prophet Mohammed.

The decree was issued on behalf of the Idar-e-Sharia Darul Kaza Islamic court in northern Uttar Pradesh state by its religious head in the state capital, Lucknow.
"Death is the only penalty for the cartoonists who had drawn sacrilegious cartoons of the prophet," Maulana Mufti Abul Irfan, the religious head of the court, said overnight.

The court's ruling is binding on Muslims, but can be challenged under Indian law.

Mr Irfan said it was clearly written in the Muslim holy book, the Koran, that anyone who insulted the prophet deserved to be punished.

He said the fatwa was applicable wherever Muslims live.

Jaffaryab Zilany, a member of the authoritative national body of Muslim clerics, the All-India Muslim Personal Law Board, said however that although the fatwa was legitimate under Islamic law, it had no legal binding in India.
The sentence comes days after a minister in the state government, Mohammed Yaqoob Qureshi, offered a reward of $US11.5 million ($15.6 million) for the beheading of any of the cartoonists.

The cartoons, drawn by 12 artists, were first published in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten in September and later reprinted in other mainly European dailies. They have sparked protests worldwide, some of them deadly.

On Saturday, a cleric in Pakistan offered a $US1-million ($1.35 million) reward and a car for the death of any of the cartoonists responsible for the drawings, one of which portrayed the prophet with a bomb in his turban.

Muslims consider any depiction of the prophet to be blasphemous.

Muslims make up about 130 million of mainly Hindu India's billion-plus population. While there have been large demonstrations against the cartoons in India, they have been mainly peaceful.

Protesters threaten to join al-Qaeda
HUNDREDS of Afghans shouted support for Osama bin Laden and threatened to join al-Qaeda during a protest today against cartoons of the prophet Mohammed.

Today, students gathered in the campus of the university in Jalalabad chanting death to Denmark, America and France, a witness said.

They also chanted death to Mr Karzai and demanded President Hamid Karzai close the embassies of Denmark, the United States and France and expel their forces from Afghanistan.

"If they abuse the Prophet of Islam again we will all become al-Qaeda," the students shouted.

Wild Thing's comment.....
So much for members of the death cult and their frenzy.
Has anyone heard one single Muslim sound off about how horrible all this protesting is and the killings and threats? Me either!

* Ranting Right Wing Howler thanks for the graphic

* Six Meat Buffet has more on this.

Posted by Wild Thing at 12:30 AM | Comments (3)

Cheney's The Man

My Reply to the horrible LEFT about how they are treating a wonderful man, Vice President Cheney




Wild Thing's comment......
Up till now I have not posted about Cheney. The main reason is because I am sooooo angry at how the media and the left are reacting to this. Traitor Al Gore goes and IMO commits treason by what he said in Saudi Arabia and there is no one in the media that is upset, no two weeks spent in print on his trip and what he said and how awful he is.
But let a Republican fire off a shot accidentally and WHAM POW ZAP it is all over the place. All the press, all the talk shows, all the comedians on TV. Goodbye America where are you! The world is upside down!

Posted by Wild Thing at 12:24 AM | Comments (2)

He Won't Have The Guts To Try That Again

An IED strapped to Achmed
He thinks,"Many infidels soon will be dead"
But joy turned to gloom
With a premature Ka-BOOM
Seems Achmed is the only one dead.

Bomber blows himself up by mistake

SUSPECTED suicide bomber blew himself up prematurely near a main road routinely used by government officials and foreign troops in eastern Afghanistan, police said today. The man was blown to bits and only his leg and hat were found at the scene after the blast in eastern Nangarhar province yesterday, provincial police spokesman Ghafor Khan said.

"Our investigations show that a suicide bomber wanted to get to the main road and, just before that, explosives strapped to his body went off due to some malfunction ahead of time and tore him into pieces," Mr Khan said.

In a separate attack on the same day in the province, a civilian was killed and five were wounded in a bomb blast.

It was not clear who was behind the bombing.

Police, however, blamed both incidents on "enemies of Afghanistan who want to create tension to undermine security".


Wild Thing's comment....
I hate it when that happens. NOT!

Posted by Wild Thing at 12:07 AM | Comments (2)

February 20, 2006

I Just Love This ~ Numa Numa


* Soldier's Angel - Holly Aho

Posted by Wild Thing at 01:40 AM | Comments (8)

In Country

Combat Engineers from Company A, 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, an a member of the explosive ordinance disposal, examiname an improvised explosive device pot hole. (U.S. Army Photo By: Spc. Barbara Ospina, 1st BCT Public Affairs)

Forward Operating Base (FOB) Warrior, Iraq -- The Combat Engineers of Company A, 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, travel the roads of Iraq to try and prevent life threatening explosions by finding and detonating improvised explosive devices (IED).

"Our primary mission is route clearance," commented Sgt. John Nickolaides, a team leader for 1st Platoon, Company A.

With unique training on specialized equipment before deployment, the combat engineers use their eyes, instincts and technology in support of the fight against terrorism.

Driving ahead of another convoy in support of their IED hunting mission may seem dangerous to some, but to the combat engineers they are confident in their abilities and are watchful in their job.


A Soldier from Company A, 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, searches an Iraqi man while another Soldier searches the man's vehicle. (U.S. Army Photo By: Spc. Barbara Ospina, 1st BCT Public Affairs)

We definitely find more IEDs than actually blow up," said Pvt. 1st Class Heath Crawford, a Soldier in 1st Platoon, Company A.

Crawford commented that during their training to be a combat engineer, they were taught about demolition, breaching, and many other special skill sets. Route clearance may not be in their job title, but it is what they know.

Combat engineers learn many different jobs and specialties during their advanced individual training following basic combat training, but in Iraq their job is to clear the path for fellow Soldiers traveling the roads in the Kirkuk Province.

According to Nickolaides, they are not specifically tasked for 1st BCT convoys only; they will clear for any unit requesting their assistance.

Some route clearance missions last only a few hours, but the engineers always prepare for long days and nights.

"The length of our mission is dependent on what we find while we are out," Crawford said.

Long missions are tiring for both the Soldiers and their vehicles.

"Driving for 12 or more hours at times is hard on a vehicle," Nickolaides commented. "But our vehicles do pretty well; we have good mechanics."

With their up-armored vehicles running well, the combat engineers are able to support convoys rolling down the roads. They will lead the convoy out on their mission, and lead them back to where the Soldiers call home...for now.

By: Spc. Barbara Ospina - 1st BCT Public Affairs

Posted by Wild Thing at 01:32 AM | Comments (3)

Well This Would Be Fine With Me


Bin Laden: I Won't Be Taken Alive


Osama bin Laden promised never to be captured alive and declared the U.S. had resorted to the same "repressive" tactics used by Saddam Hussein, according to an audiotape purportedly by the al Qaeda leader that was posted Monday on a militant Web site.

The tape appeared to be a complete version of one that was first broadcast Jan. 19 on Al-Jazeera, the pan-Arab satellite channel, in which bin Laden offered the United States a long-term truce but also said his al Qaeda terror network would soon launch a fresh attack on American soil.

"I have sworn to only live free. Even if I find bitter the taste of death, I don't want to die humiliated or deceived," bin Laden said.

In drawing the comparison to American military behavior in Iraq to that of Saddam, the speaker said:

"The jihad is continuing with strength, for Allah be all the credit, despite all the barbarity, the repressive steps taken by the American Army and its agents, to the extent that there is no longer any mentionable difference between this criminality and the criminality of Saddam."

With the implied criticism of Saddam, bin Laden appeared to be denying assertions by the Bush administration that the former Iraqi leader had ties to al Qaeda — ties that were given as one rationale for invading Iraq.

The tape's release in January came days after a U.S. airstrike in Pakistan that was targeting bin Laden's deputy, Ayman al-Zawahri, and reportedly killed four leading al Qaeda figures, including possibly al-Zawahri's son-in-law. There was no mention of the attack on the segments that were broadcast.

In the full tape that was posted Monday, bin Laden engaged in renewed propaganda, mocking President Bush's aircraft carrier declaration in April 2003 that major conflict in Iraq had ended.

Speaking directly to the American people, the speaker said:

"You can rescue whatever you can from this hell. The solution is in your hands, if their (U.S. troops') situation matters to you at all."

The initial excerpts had been the first tape from the al Qaeda leader in more than a year — the longest period without a message since the Sept. 11 2001 suicide hijackings in the United States.

The CIA last month authenticated the voice on the initial recording as that of bin Laden, an agency official told The Associated Press at the time. The al Qaeda leader is believed to be hiding in the border region between Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Wild Thing's comment.....
Hey Osama, do you really think most of us want you taken alive? Dream on turbin head. Hahahaha
Besides Ramsey Clark is busy being a traitor defending Saddam anyway.

Posted by Wild Thing at 01:08 AM | Comments (2)

I Think This Stinks

Arab-owned American ports?

Some of the country's busiest ports -- New York, New Jersey, Baltimore and three others -- are about to become the property of the United Arab Emirates. Do we really want our major ports in the hands of an Arab country where al Qaeda recruits, travels and wires money?

The Bush administration calls the United Arab Emirates an ally in the war on terror. But the UAE plays the same game Saudi Arabia does of quelching terrorists at home and turning a blind eye everywhere else.

We should be improving port security in an age of terrorism, not outsourcing decisions to the highest bidder. The ports are thought to be the country's weakest homeland-security link, with good reason. Only a fraction of the nation's maritime cargoes are inspected.

The root question is this: Why should the United States have to gamble its port security on whether a subsidiary of the government of the United Arab Emirates happens to remain an antiterrorism ally?
The Committee on Foreign Investment is the wrong place for this decision to be made; it appears to be little more than a rubber stamp.

Sen. Chuck Schumer, New York Democrat, among others, is asking tough questions about this deal. For once, we agree with him: President Bush should overrule the committee to reject this deal. If that doesn't happen, Congress should take action. The country's ports should not be owned by foreign governments; much less governments whose territories are favored by al Qaeda.


Homeland Security Director Michael Chertoff on Sunday defended the government's security review of an Arab company given permission to take over operations at six major U.S. ports.

"We make sure there are assurances in place, in general, sufficient to satisfy us that the deal is appropriate from a national security standpoint," Chertoff said on ABC's "This Week."

London-based Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Co., was bought last week by Dubai Ports World, a state-owned business from the United Arab Emirates. Peninsular and Oriental runs major commercial operations in New York, New Jersey, Baltimore, New Orleans, Miami and Philadelphia.

U.S. lawmakers from both parties are questioning the sale, approved by the Bush administration, as a possible risk to national security.

"It's unbelievably tone deaf politically at this point in our history," Sen. Lindsay Graham, R-S.C. said on "Fox News Sunday."

United Arab Emirates track record — it was the transfer point for nuclear components to Iran, North Korea and Libya, and the UAE's history as an operational and financial base for the hijackers who carried out the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.


Take a look at this:
The Al Qaeda Training Manual discovered in the UK describes recruiting seaport workers as making good recruits:

And look at this, in the 9/11 Commission report: ( thank you to the Captain's Quarters for this)

Page 138: "Even after Bin Ladin’s departure from the area, CIA officers hoped he might return, seeing the camp as a magnet that could draw him for as long as it was still set up.The military maintained readiness for another strike opportunity.160 On March 7, 1999, [Richard] Clarke called a UAE official to express his concerns about possible associations between Emirati officials and Bin Ladin.Clarke later wrote in a memorandum of this conversation that the call had been approved at an interagency meeting and cleared with the CIA." [This involved Clarke blowing a cover on a covert operation.]

Page 167: "In early 2000,Atta, Jarrah, and Binalshibh returned to Hamburg. Jarrah arrived first, on January 31, 2000.97 According to Binalshibh, he and Atta left Kandahar together and proceeded first to Karachi, where they met KSM and were instructed by him on security and on living in the United States. Shehhi apparently had already met with KSM before returning to the UAE.Atta returned to Hamburg in late February, and Binalshibh arrived shortly thereafter. Shehhi’s travels took him to the UAE (where he acquired a new passport and a U.S. visa), Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and one or more other destinations."

Page 171: "Bin Ladin relied on the established hawala networks operating in Pakistan, in Dubai, and throughout the Middle East to transfer funds efficiently."

Page 216: "On June 20, Hanjour returned home to Saudi Arabia. He obtained a U.S. student visa on September 25 and told his family he was returning to his job in the UAE. Hanjour did go to the UAE, but to meet facilitator Ali Abdul
Aziz Ali.62"

Page 224: "The Hamburg operatives paid for their flight training primarily with funds wired from Dubai by KSM’s nephew,Ali Abdul Aziz Ali. Between June 29 and September 17, 2000,Ali sent Shehhi and Atta a total of $114,500 in five transfers ranging from $5,000 to $70,000."

Page 236: "After training in Afghanistan, the operatives went to a safehouse maintained by KSM in Karachi and stayed there temporarily before being deployed to the United States via the UAE. ... Ali apparently assisted nine
future hijackers between April and June 2001 as they came through Dubai. He helped them with plane tickets, traveler’s checks, and hotel reservations; he also taught them about everyday aspects of life in the West, such as purchasing clothes and ordering food. Dubai, a modern city with easy access to a major airport, travel agencies, hotels, and Western commercial establishments,was an ideal transit point."

Wild Thing's comment.....
This just does not make sense to me. It is a huge security risk. Remember when Clinton tried to sell the Communist Chinese a port in California? This should be stopped as well. This is not about owning a 7-11 and that is bad enough. This is about our security, our safety. I do not agree with this happening at all, not at all!!

* Captains Quarters

Posted by Wild Thing at 12:05 AM | Comments (6)

February 19, 2006

I Thought I Had Heard It All ~ But Look At Al Qaeda’s by-laws


Austin Bay Blog has an interesting post about Al Qaeda, drawn from captured documents released by the U.S. Army’s Combating Terrorism Center at West Point.

…the Department of Defense’s Harmony Database, this report provides an analysis of al-Qa’ida’s organizational vulnerabilities. These documents, captured in the course of operations supporting the GWOT, have never before been made available to the academic and policy community.

GWOT= Global War On Terror

Go HERE and read of :
~ Al Qaeda is for socialized medicine
~ vacation time

And this......Al Qaeda’s Decision Executive Branch is tasked with torture:

Second: Decision Execution Branch (issued from the Security Committee):
This branch is divided into the following sections:
A- Investigations
B- Imprisonment & torture
C- Coordination & relations: This section is responsible for coordination with
security entities outside the organization after approval from the leadership
D- Documents.

Wild Thing's comment.....
Amazing isn't it? hahaha Now see they have socialized Medicine just what ole Hillary would love.

* Austin Bay Blog
* Michelle Malkin

Posted by Wild Thing at 02:04 AM | Comments (2)

Suicide Bomber Recruitment Drive In Tehran


An Iranian student, fills in the papers of a registration form indicating his readiness for martyrdom, or to carry out suicide attacks, in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2006. A gathering of Iranians who claim they are dedicated to becoming suicide bombers warned the United States and Britain on Saturday of attacks on coalition military bases in Iraq if there were a strike against Tehran's nuclear facilities. (AP Photo/Hasan Sarbakhshian)


Iran group stages new suicide bomber recruitment drive

TEHRAN (AFP) - A small hardline Iranian group launched a fresh suicide bomber recruitment drive, hoping to lure volunteers ready to die in the fight against Israel, Salman Rushdie or foreign invaders.

"The most important martyrdom-seeking operations that we call on people to register for is to defend the country in case of an attack," explained Mohammad Samadi, spokesman for the "Committee for the Glorification of Martyrs of the Global Islamic Movement."

"We feel a serious threat by America," he told AFP at the event, held in a Tehran university building and attended by around 100 people.

After some three hours of speeches and films on Palestinian bombers, just a few dozen people stuck around to sign a form with three options: target the "occupiers of Qods (Jerusalem)", the "apostate Salman Rushdie" or "invaders."

Samadi said that over the past year, 1,000 people have registered to die and 300 of them had entered training courses including "theory and practice."

Iran's previous reformist government had distanced itself from the group. It asserted that this was merely a symbolic way for people to express their anger against Israel or Rushdie -- sentenced to death by Iran's revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in 1989 over his book "The Satanic Verses."

But radicals have been given a new lease of life with last June's election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who has labelled Israel a "tumour" that "must be wiped off the map" and branded the Holocaust a "myth."

"The average age range of participants is between 18 and 25, but we also get 80-year-old applicants," Samadi said. "This is a way to give chance to people who have potential to show their capability to fight against invaders."

One of those signing up was Hamidreza Shahnazari, a bearded 24-year-old electrical student.

"I registered to prove that Iranian youth are not only those on the street with the latest fashions. There are many young people that dream about martyrdom every night," he said.

"It does not matter where or when; if there is a possibility for me to fight I will definitely dedicate my life to it.

Arezou, a 21-year-old Spanish language student, added: "I think the only choice is martyrdom. Israel is the main and biggest problem that we have to fight against it by martyrdom-seeking actions."

Iran insists it only gives "moral support" to militant groups such as Hamas, Hezbollah or Islamic Jihad, but is accused by the United States as being the leading sponsor of international terrorism.

Wild Thing's comment.....
Hey fellas you might not have the promised virgins!

Posted by Wild Thing at 01:17 AM | Comments (5)

February 18, 2006

Saturday Cartoon Starring da' Muslims

Just click on the graphic


Posted by Wild Thing at 01:28 PM | Comments (2)

GM Roper Fellow Blogger Needs Our Prayers


GM Roper is one of our Blogger friends. On Thursday, January 26th, GM I was diagnosed with lung cancer. He has kept up his blog and I am so glad. Because it not only gives each of us a chance to post to him our well wishes and let him know we are praying for him.

Here are some portions from his blog regarding what is happening. Also his blog is wonderful so please check it out. The ribbon above is the symbol of his fight against cancer.


From GM Roper.......................

"So, my catch phrase for the future is FIGHT ON! I am a fighter, I am a child of God and I strongly believe that he will sustain me through this fight. I hope you, my faithful readers will continue to come to this blog and continue to comment on various issues. Just as I have no intention of giving in to this disease, I have no intention of closing down the blog."

"Discovery of cancer on the 24th, confirmation on the 26th, major surgery on the 6th of February, disturbing but ultimately incorrect news on the 7th, home on the 13th and today, Valentine's Day, spent at home with my loved ones. How do I count all the blessings that this has entailed? How do I tell everyone how much they mean to me? How do I thank those that have reached out to touch my heart with prayers, with concern and a willingness to keep me in their thoughts?"


* GM Roper

Posted by Wild Thing at 11:43 AM

February 17, 2006

It NEVER Ends With This Bitch The Enemy Within!



'Sir! No Sir!' details how wartime experiences led some U.S. troops to join the peace movement.

Hanoi Jane Fonda Going to Mill Valley, CA Feb. 22

("Sir,No Sir" Vietnam anti-war era documentary)

An intimate film preview and fundraiser for the award-winning documentary Sir! No Sir! Hosted by Jane Fonda and filmmaker David Zeiger, featuring special guest Maria Muldaur Wednesday, February 22 6:30pm Reception 7:30pm Program $100 Guest $250 Sponsor (includes 2 tickets)

Co-Hosts Janice Anderson-Gram and Carole Simon Mills invite you to join Jane Fonda and filmmaker David Zeiger at an intimate fundraiser for the award-winning documentary Sir! No Sir!, a film about the thousands of GIs whose courageous rebellion helped end the war in Vietnam.

"Anyone waging war with American troops might want to listen carefully to the largely untold story of David Zeiger's new documentary..."--Los Angeles Times

Reception with Jane Fonda begins the evening at 6:30pm. A screening of Sir! No Sir!, moderated by Jane and David will begin at 7:30pm along with a live musical performance with Grammy nominee Maria Muldaur.

Host Committee for this evening: Celia Alario, Medea Benjamin...CODE PINK , Parker Blackman, Peter Broderick, Mike Brune, Larry Carlin, Ron H. Cowan, Cathy Dreyfuss, Jodie Evans, Jonathon Frieman, Lila Garrett, David Harris, Mayme & Jay Hubert, Pat Hunt, Davoud Ismaili, Pamela & Marty Krasney, Country Joe McDonald, Robert Meyer, Nick & Sloane Morgan, Maria Muldaur, Holly Near, Greg Price, Annie Roney, John Sellers, Gail Silva and Ina Tabibian

Sponsors: Be The Media, DFA-Marin, Global Exchange, Iraq Veterans Against the War, MMOB, with, San Francisco Veterans for Peace


Jane Fonda "I would think that if you understood what communism was, you would hope, you would pray on your knees, that we would someday become communist." ........Jane Fonda of Hanoi Jane notoriety at a discussion with students, at Michigan State University, 1970


Wild Thing's comment.....
She just won't go away!! OH how I wish she would just leave this country and never come back.
If we can't be a country that punishes traitors like Fonda, Kerry, Gore, Carter and others then
can't we at least make it where they no longer can be allowed to live in America?



A Vietnam Veterans poem.....Thank you Mark

We suffered in silence for 30+ years Scorned and ridiculed, we shed a few tears Jane Fonda, John Kerry what do you hear ? The millions of Vets singing out-loud and clear

When all of the votes were finally tallied
Some will asked perplexed, why Kerry never rallied
Pundits and pollsters will be confused
While we Vietnam Vets will be simply amused

For we will know the reason you see ?
It is no mystery for you and me
All the other hurdles Kerry was able to surmount
It was the 58,000 Votes he thought would NOT count.


You are invited to visit my Vietnam Page at my website

Posted by Wild Thing at 03:47 PM | Comments (10)

Who Was Mohammed? The World Should Read This!

Sir Banagor has the best rant I have ever read on this topic of Mohammed. This is one I want to save forever! So I am putting the entire thing in this post.


Mohammed was a Rapist, Child Molester, Murder, Thief, and a Liar


" I’d like to say something about these pictures of Mohammed which are causing such a bloody stir:

Shut the fuck up, Muslims. Mohammed was a rapist, child molester, murderer, thief, and a liar. And apparently a lot of the Western world is not only waking up to that fact, but they’re laughing in the face of Islam.

And I’m glad.

I can’t believe that for so long, people have been going around like fucking mindless sheep, believing that Islam means peace, or that Mohammed was a peaceful fucking man. He wasn’t. Peaceful men don’t go around boasting about how they raped the wives of conquered victims, or raid towns for loot. I don’t care if Muslims find those accusations to be hurtful - it’s in the fucking Koran. Their own book and hadiths tell them every day how “peaceful” Mohammed was. He was as peaceful as the filthy jihadis in the sands of Arabia are today as they behead helpless victims in an orgy of death as if to show how powerful and peaceful Islam truly is.

Mohammed was a bloody terrorist, and the words of the Koran itself condemn him to that title.

What is it about Islam that makes people so fucking stupid? What drugs are they on that they don’t recognize the words they read every day? Are their brains that sun-baked that they are prevented from understanding even the most basic tenets of human decency?

In a sense: what the fuck is wrong with Muslims?

Sure, not every Muslim goes around chopping off heads, but that’s because they’re not being true to their religion. Mohammed commanded them to chop off heads, kill every Jew and Christian and other infidel out there in the world, and rape their women and children and take them as slaves. I’m not making this up: that’s what the Koran says. If you still doubt me, you probably haven’t read the book, or you’re an idiotic slave to Allah and Mohammed’s suck-boy or girl just dying to blow yourself up for the cause.

Islam is an inherently violent religion. It commands Muslims to kill and do the most horrific things to any who aren’t part of their blood-cult. If ever there was a devil, his name was Mohammed, and Satan would be Allah. Anyone who actually believes the “wisdom” of words from a pedophile who fucked a nine year old girl is an evil fucker himself. I don’t go around quoting Charles Manson, and Mohammed makes him look like a candidate for beatification. The only reason that Mohammed wasn’t able to do what Hitler was able to do on such a scale was because Mohammed was a God damned cave man with fleas in his hair and he didn’t have the technical know-how to commit genocide on such a scale - not that he didn’t try, mind you.

What amazes me even more is that some Westerners are angry that we have offended Muslims, as if they truly are worshippers of a “religion of peace”. Isn’t it incredible that every time these “peaceful” Muslims are offended, more people die as a result? When was the last time that Christians started blowing up airliners full of passengers because they were offended by the trash piece of artwork “Piss Christ”? When was the last time that Jews started blowing up busses full of civilians because the Arab press is chock-full of anti-Semitic works every single fucking day of the year?

I find the Koran to be incredibly offensive. In fact, I find Islam and Muslims to be incredibly offensive. They are so offensive to me that I wish the whole bloody thing would just go away. Could you imagine a world without Islam? Can you imagine a world without suicide bombers in Israel, Kashmmir, Chechnya, China, London, Sudan…or anywhere else? Point of order: where in the world are Muslims not fighting today? Can anyone name me a place? I’m pretty sure that if you turned over a rock in the middle of Zambia, you’d probably find a seething Muslim who can’t wait to blow himself up for Allah. It’s less like a cult and more like a virus at this point.

Can you truly imagine a world without Islam? Seriously, think about it just for a moment. Imagine a world where Muslims don’t exist. I don’t mean where Arabs don’t exist, or Pakistanis or Persians or anyone else who is Muslim. I mean a world where Islam just never was created or preached. Imagine how much nicer it would be. Imagine how easy it would be to bring the entire Arab world into the 21st century. Imagine how they would never have started veiling their women on pain of death. This has nothing to do with race and everything to do with the filth that they believe in. If only it would go away. If only we could wave a magic wand and make that scourge of evil vanish from the face of the world.

Isn’t it offensive to you that this slime named Mohammed existed in the first place?

It is to me. But I haven’t blown anyone up yet because of it.

Why don’t Westerners burn the flags of Muslim countries in return? I don’t even know. At this point, I’d like to send them a message about freedom of speech other than just defaming their vile prophet of evil. I think somebody should try to get the NEA to fund an artistic piece wherein they squat over a Koran and shit on it and then publish it to the entire Islamic world and say “This is what we think of your filth”. In fact, I would name the piece “Defaming shit”, to make the point that bodily waste is cleaner than the Koran. After all, when was the last time that processed food waste actually killed anyone you know, let alone millions of people over the years? Can we say that the Koran is just as inoffensive?

I would rather say “Shit” in mixed company than “Koran”. That’s how offensive “Koran” is to me. That is how offensive “Islam” is to me.

The Koran is a holy book inasmuch as is the Satanic bible. And even so, most “Satanists” I’ve ever read about only talk about doing some mumbo-jumbo instead of actually getting down to the business of killing people. When was the last time that Satanists produced videotapes of them sawing off a hostage’s head while chanting the vile name of their filthy god for the world to see? I don’t remember any such instance, do you? I’d rather hang out with Satanists in this case because, as far as I see it, they’re more sane than Muslims.

Now obviously I haven’t convinced any fucking idiots out there who say that this doesn’t represent the words of Mohammed. And naturally they still haven’t taken it upon themselves to read what Mohammed actually boasted about doing with his own bloody hands. Mohammed beheaded people and gloats how he raped their wives after making them witness the executions, and these fucking morons, for whatever reason, appear to believe that he was still a man of peace.

They’re the same kind of idiots that think that Hitler was just misunderstood. People like this aren’t cured by reason; they are cured by giving them a sharp and hard kick in the nuts. And then, when doubled over, you knee them in the mouth for good measure. At this point, it’s all I can imagine as a cure for massive idiocy on this scale short of just locking them up in a room full of Muslims until they are either screaming to get out or dead from the experience. But the world is filled with lemmings, and most of them end up being Muslim - which means insane or dead.

There are so many idiotic commentators online that it beggars description. People all over the West stating how this was “offensive” to publish pictures of the demonic Mohammed. Some do defend the right to publish them, even though they think that the pictures are in bad taste.

I find the pictures about as mild as soap water. I would love to see pictures denoting the massive carnage that Mohammed actually caused. Let’s show Mohammed doing what he did best. Let’s show what Mohammed boasted about, himself: slaughtering and beheading people, raping women, and fucking nine year old girls. Oops, you can’t really draw that last one without being convicted of child pornography though, can you?

Think about that for a moment. Just think about it: A man so vile, so filthy, so evil that actually showing the details of his “accomplishments” is against the fucking law!

I’ll say it in another way: You can’t even publish pictures in our society of what Mohammed did because it is so sick that it violates the laws of DECENCY!

And this is the guy the Muslims have convinced half the world is a “man of peace”?

Are people really that fucking stupid out there? I can only imagine so because I have heard it up to my eyes with exclamations of outrage at how we have dared to insult Muslims around the rest of the world.

And, naturally, without any comprehension of free speech, due to the extreme lack of good sense in any part of the Muslim world, the morons out there expect us to punish people who have every right to print these cartoons. And why? Because it is against their “Holy Fucking Koran”.

I’d just like to mention that some people find the expletives which I often use to be “offensive” or to take away from my overall arguments. I can see why, and that’s a fair critique. But then again, like I said, I find the word “Koran” to be even more offensive than the words “Shit” or “Fuck” or any other expletives out there. If you think those words are offensive, but not the word “Koran”, then you need to think about exactly what is so much cleaner than that word than the others. I’m not being facile at all. I am being dead serious and I mean what I say. It’s time we put the offensive word where it belongs: in the bloody sewer. Only, it’s so corrupt, foul, and evil a thing that it would taint the very refuse floating down the muck-slimed pipes.

I’d also just like to interject that I really hope that a ton of Muslims read this and become so incredibly upset and angry that they start to cuss me out in return. I like nothing better than to laugh at them and mock their vile beliefs in public. Fuck them.

Oops. I meant to say: Koran them."


Wild Thing's comment.....
Thank you Sir Banagor!!

* Sir Banagor
* Something....and Half of Something

Posted by Wild Thing at 01:27 AM | Comments (16)

NYC Muslim Group Warns U.S. 'Your Days are Numbered'


NYC Muslim Group Warns U.S.: 'Your Days are Numbered'

NEW YORK CITY - So far, the violent riots that have erupted throughout the Muslim world over the Mohammed cartoons have not been repeated here in the U.S.

But yesterday in New York City, one radical Islamic group was preaching a message that is anything but peaceful.

This is not Pakistan or Gaza. It is Manhattan's east side--just a short drive from ground zero. The group calls itself the Islamic Thinker's Society—its, for short. The purpose of the demonstration was to condemn the now infamous cartoons.

But there was another message as well: that Islam will one day dominate the world.

One ITS member said, “We are here to tell you that there is nothing you can do--and that your days are numbered...all of you who disbelieve: speak good, or Allah will silence you.”

The protest began in front of the Danish Consulate. ITS members stomped on Danish flags and warned Denmark that it would suffer "allah's wrath." The group then moved to the German Consulate, where they trampled on German and Israeli flags--and called non-Muslims "scum."

All of this took place under the watchful eye of the NYPD. Onlookers we spoke to were outraged.

“Some people have evolved and matured and become civilized human beings, but they obviously haven't. And unfortunately we're supporting them and protecting them, too,” One NYC resident said.

Members of the ITS declined to be interviewed for this story. But off-camera, their leader told cbn News that the group consists of mostly college students who live in New York City.

The Internet journal has reported that ITS is linked to al-Muhajiroun, a notorious British Islamist group that disbanded in 2004.

That group's former leader--Abu Hamza al-Masri--was convicted in a British court earlier this month of incitement to murder, among other offenses. ITS members deny any connection to al-Muhajiroun, but the black flag flown at ITS rallies--and its goal of a worldwide Islamic state--are identical to those of al-Muhajiroun.

Although this event lacked the violence that has been so prevalent in cartoon protests throughout the Muslim world, the message was eerily similar: America and Europe, your days are numbered.



OK now here is the thing, this is NOT the first time this group Islamic Thinkers Society has done something on American soil.

Last year a group of American Muslims produced a video that shows its members on a New York City street corner declaring Islam's dominance over America as they tread on a U.S. flag and then rip it apart.
The five-minute video begins with a man speaking in clear English:

"Just to show where our loyalty belongs to -- you see this flag here? It's going to go on the floor. And to us, our loyalty does not belong to this flag, our loyalty belongs to Allah."

The speaker then shifts to Arabic and members can be heard shouting the familiar "Allahu Akbar," or "Allah is greatest."

Later, after noting he has a legal permit for the demonstration, the speaker shouts:

"You Muslims who are hiding in your houses, don't
be afraid. Come and join us. Join us in the revival
of all Islam. Join us to revive the Muslims from
darkness into light."

They were members of the Islamic Thinker's Society.

The Islamic Thinkers Society is an off-shoot of Al-Muhajiroun, a British jihadist group that publicly raised funds for Hamas and has been suspected of facilitating transportation of British Muslims to fight U.S. troops overseas.
Al-Muhajiroun openly maintains a branch in Queens that claims to be involved in "only peaceful activities." The group holds closed-door meetings and study sessions at a mosque in Jackson Heights, Queens,
led by an older cleric identified as Sheikh Choudray.

The Queens branch youth leader, Abu Yousuf, a U.S. citizen who says he attended a "camp" in Sudan and takes computer courses at the City University of New York, speaks at university events throughout New York City usually sponsored by the Muslim Student Association.

At one Al-Muhajiroun event at Queensborough Community College sponsored by the MSA , a Muhajiroun speaker
working with Yousuf said,:

"We reject the U.N., reject America, reject all law and
order. Don't lobby Congress or protest because we don't
recognize Congress! The only relationship you should
have with America is to topple it!"

The speaker continued......

"The so-called terrorists are the only people who truly
fear Allah. ... They are the only worthy causes, and the
mighty superpower only fears them."

In a private interview, a Queens based Al-Muhajiroun leader said he would be "absolutely honored" to give up his
life in a "martyr operation" against American civilians. The leader warned that "a jihad is coming to America."

Wild Thing's comment....
I say use a Daisy Cutter on these terrorists, wipe them out without a blink of the eye. One shot - one kill and no remorse ! Yeah do it the Wild Thing way !
See my hate is not 24/7, it has a force behind it like killing ants at a picnic. I don't think about those ants 24 hours a day, because I know our troops are taking care of business ! They ROCK! And those sand maggots those insignificant ants the terrorists can eat metal bombs for all I care.

Do you want to see the video this group made last year? Just click on the graphic below to watch it.

Posted by Wild Thing at 12:47 AM | Comments (3)

Bruce Willis Lashes Out At Oprah and Her Hypocrisy

Bruce Willis has jumped to the defense of controversial author James Frey, declaring he was unfairly attacked on Oprah Winfrey's TV show last month. Frey has been criticized for embellishing parts of his best-selling book, A Million Little Pieces, which was originally billed as a memoir.

The Die Hard star says on TV show Access Hollywood, "Look at what happened to James Frey in the last two weeks. That's a great book and so is the follow-up book. And just because his publisher chose to say that these were memoirs, it took it out of being a great work of fiction... to this guy having to go be sucker punched on Oprah by one of the most powerful women in television, just to grind her own axe about it.

Hey, Oprah. You had President (Bill Clinton) on your show and if this prick didn't lie about a couple of things, I'm going to set myself on fire right now. James Frey is a writer, OK? He can write about whatever he wants. It's fiction. It's just shameful how he was treated in some of these things."

Willis, a Republican party supporter, was one of the few celebrities to publicly back the war in Iraq.

During an interview Willis said: "Peculiar thing back home is that the liberal media was trying to portray it as a bad war."

"Somebody that supports the military like he has and that comes to visit soldiers - that's important to us," said Greg Pagan, from 3rd Brigade of the 101st's Airborne Division based at Telafar.

Actor Bruce Willis has performed before US soldiers in Telafar, northern Iraq.

Wild Thing's comment......
I am not saying to forgive this guy Frey for writing a Non-Fiction Book/Memoir/AutoBiography that was fictionalized. But I have to give Bruce Willis credit for his laying into Oprah (I am NOT a fan of hers) the way he did and bashing Clinton is okay by me.

Posted by Wild Thing at 12:17 AM | Comments (2)

Suicide Bombers Not Terrorism????

Recruiting suicide bombers ruled not terrorism

A panel of Italian judges upheld the November acquittals of three North Africans on international terror charges, ruling that recruiting suicide bombers to fight against U.S. soldiers is not terrorism, a lawyer said Thursday.

The verdict by the Milan judges, released Wednesday, echoes an earlier one in the case when a lower court judge ruled the actions of the three men were those of guerrillas, not terrorists.

The judges ruled that recruiting suicide bombers could not be considered terrorism because during an armed conflict the only acts that count as terrorism are “acts exclusively directed against a civilian population,” according to a copy of the ruling given to The Associated Press.

But in ruling in January 2005, a judge acquitted Moroccan Mohamed Daki and Tunisians Ali Ben Sassi Toumi and Bouyahia Maher of international terrorism charges, ruling their actions were those of guerrillas, not terrorists.

Wild Thing's comment....
I bet if these Judges were hostages of the terrorists they would think differently especially with a bag on their head waiting to be beheaded.

Posted by Wild Thing at 12:01 AM

February 16, 2006

Hamas Calls On US To Lift Group From Terror List

A senior Hamas official called on the United States Thursday to remove the militant Islamic group from Washington's list of terrorist organizations and to open a dialogue without preconditions.

Moussa Abu Marzook, deputy head of Hamas' political bureau said the US should deal with Hamas "as it is, and later there could be a dialogue...but there should be no preconditions."

"Hamas is not the only side that wants peace. ...All the Palestinians want peace because they are the only people whose rights have been encroached upon and who have been expelled from their lands," Abu Marzouk said.


Wild Thing's commet............
The Hamas must think criminal draft dodger Bill Clinton is still President!
Hey Hamas.....there is NO fucking way!

Posted by Wild Thing at 05:07 PM | Comments (2)

Saddam Tape Predicts A Terror Strike

The tapes recorded in the 1990s, Saddam predicts a terror strike.

HERE is some information from ABC news.....of course they have to put their slant on it if they didn't they would be too much for America and not for their friends the terrorists!

The 12 hours of recordings comes when Saddam predicts — during a meeting in the mid 1990s — a terrorist attack on the United States. "Terrorism is coming. I told the Americans a long time before August 2 and told the British as well … that in the future there will be terrorism with weapons of mass destruction." Saddam goes on to say such attacks would be difficult to stop. "In the future, what would prevent a booby-trapped car causing a nuclear explosion in Washington or a germ or a chemical one?"
But he adds that Iraq would never do such a thing. "This is coming, this story is coming but not from Iraq."

Also at the meeting was Iraq's Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz, who said Iraq was being wrongly accused of terrorism. "Sir, the biological is very easy to make. It's so simple that any biologist can make a bottle of germs and drop it into a water tower and kill 100,000. This is not done by a state. No need to accuse a state. An individual can do it."

The tapes also reveal Iraq 's persistent efforts to hide information about weapons of mass destruction programs from U.N. inspectors well into the 1990s. In one pivotal tape-recorded meeting, which occurred in late April or May of 1995, Saddam and his senior aides discuss the fact that U.N. inspectors had uncovered evidence of Iraq's biological weapons program—a program whose existence Iraq had previously denied.

At one point Hussein Kamel, Saddam's son-in-law and the man who was in charge of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction efforts can be heard on the tapes, speaking openly about hiding information from the U.N.

"We did not reveal all that we have," Kamel says in the meeting. "Not the type of weapons, not the volume of the materials we imported, not the volume of the production we told them about, not the volume of use. None of this was correct."

Shortly after this meeting, in August 1995, Hussein Kamel defected to Jordan, and Iraq was forced to admit that it had concealed its biological weapons program. (Kamel returned to Iraq in February 1996 and was killed in a firefight with Iraqi security forces.)

Posted by Wild Thing at 02:07 AM | Comments (2)

Video of Our Troops

Here is a video that was sent to me by TomR.

Thank you Tom. Its a good video and only the terrorist dies and no GIs are hurt.


This from Tom..................

The terrorist detonated his vbied early and only part of the charge went off, Duh. So, now he has everyones attention, the US troops check out his car with a robot, see he has undetonated explosives and decide to take no chances. So they send the robot back with C4 and finish this guy off.

The final explosion is mines and artillery shells that were left over in dumb dumbs car and detonated by US Army engineers.

And here is a photo of our awesome troops!

U.S. Army Stryker combat vehicles with 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 172nd Infantry Brigade, patrol Mosul, Iraq, Feb. 14, 2006. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. John M. Foster


Posted by Wild Thing at 01:17 AM | Comments (9)

Ya Gotta Love This Guy!

Italian minister to wear Muhammad cartoon T-shirt
A prominent Italian government figure planned on Wednesday to wear a T-shirt sporting cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad that have sparked violent reactions from Muslims around the world.

Reforms Minister Roberto Calderoli denied that the T-shirts are meant to provoke, but said there is no point in promoting dialogue with Muslim extremists.

"I have had T-shirts made with the cartoons that have upset Islam and I shall start wearing them today," Calderoli told Italian newspapers.

"It is time to put an end to this tale that we need dialogue with these people," he added.

Calderoli, who is a leading figure of the anti-immigrant Northern League party, said he will wear the T-shirt despite being asked not to do so by Italy's Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi.

Wild Thing's comment......
Bravissimo, Signore Calderoli!

Posted by Wild Thing at 12:47 AM | Comments (2)

Hamas Video Tells The World They Want To Drink The Blood of Jews


The Hamas website this week presented the parting video messages of two Hamas suicide terrorists. One message was for Jews, whose blood Hamas promises to drink until Jews "leave the Muslim countries," and the second to a mother, as she helps dress her son for battle prior to his suicide terror mission.

Each terrorist has a separate message for Jews. This first said,

"My message to the loathed Jews is that there is no god but Allah, we will chase you everywhere! We are a nation that drinks blood, and we know that there is no blood better than the blood of Jews. We will not leave you alone until we have quenched our thirst with your blood, and our children's thirst with your blood. We will not leave until you leave the Muslim countries."

The second terrorist said the following:

"In the name of Allah, we will destroy you, blow you up, take revenge against you, [and] purify the land of you, pigs that have defiled our country... This operation is revenge against the sons of monkeys and pigs."

After filming their goodbyes, the two Hamas suicide terrorists went to the Karni Crossing and killed an Israeli soldier. The clip includes scenes of preparation of a tunnel, and hiding explosives in the tunnel.

Hamas placed the video on its website in February 2006 - after the Palestinian parliamentary elections. The terrorist act glorified in the video occurred over a year ago, on December 7, 2004.

Wild Thing's comment......
Here ya go Islam freaks!

Posted by Wild Thing at 12:07 AM | Comments (1)

February 15, 2006

Traitor Whore Gore Event Funded Partly By Bin Laden's Family

The Saudi Arabia seminar that was addressed by former Vice President Al Gore over the weekend in a speech that criticized the U.S. for being too tough on Arabs was sponsored, in part, by Osama bin Laden's family.

On Saturday, the state-run Saudi news outlet Arab News reported that the Jeddah Economic Forum, where Gore spoke, was funded by "Saudi Arabian Airlines, the Saudi Binladin Group, Gulf One Investment Bank, Saudi Basic Industries Corp." and an array of other big companies with ties to the Middle East.

The Saudi BinLadin Group - which is Saudi Arabia's largest construction company - is run by Osama bin Laden's brothers and cousins. Jeddah, the site of the forum attended by Gore, is Osama bin Laden's hometown.

Although family members claim they've disowned bin Laden, his mother told reporters after the 9/11 attacks that she received advanced warning from him that something big was about to happen.

A wealthy bin Laden niece also reportedly abandoned her lower Manhattan apartment three weeks before the 9/11 attacks.

The BinLadin Group's longtime involvement in the Jeddah forum has been widely reported in the Mideast and European press.

In January 2002, ex-President Clinton addressed the JEF, which paid him $267,000 for his speech. According to London's Financial Times:

"The conference was dominated by the Saudis' desire to overcome the pressures of September 11 and strengthen U.S.-Saudi ties . . . The BinLadin Group, one of the forum's backers, has been battered by its association with Osama."

And this from Arab News

Today, the JEF, which was conceived in 2000, and the Jeddah International Exhibition & Convention Center are units of the Jeddah Marketing Board, which was established in 1999 and is presently headed by businessman and former JCCI Chairman Ghassan Al-Sulaiman.
The JEF 2006 sponsors include Emaar Properties as lead sponsor; Saudi Arabian Airlines, Saudi Binladin Group, Al-Khayala (NAS), Al Hilal Group, National Commercial Bank and Xenel as diamond sponsors; Gulf One Investment Bank, Enany Group, Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (SABIC), Citigroup, Aal Taher Group, EFG-Hermes, Budget Car Rental and the Prince Sultan Foundation (Medunet) as gold sponsors; and Riyad Bank, Credit Suisse, Saudi Electricity Company, Savola Group, General Motors, Khaled Juffali and Sumitomo Chemical Asia as silver sponsors. Media sponsors include Saudi Research and Publishing Company, Al-Madina newspaper, Sky News and Al Arabiya.

The forum is organized by the Jeddah Marketing Board, which operates under the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce & Industry.


Wild Thing's comment......
Hmmmm, well they got their money's worth! But he is such a traitor he would have done it for free.

Posted by Wild Thing at 12:47 PM | Comments (16)

Free Jack Idema Blogburst


Every time I write about the plight of illegally-imprisoned U.S. Special Forces soldier Jack Idema, I take pains to stress the fact that he’s a highly professional soldier with a talent for rooting out and either capturing or killing the kind of people who would do us harm. Here’s Jack, speaking in a radio interview he gave from Pulachake prison earlier this year:

I flew my guys in. We flew into Afghanistan, and we met with the Northern Alliance. And I said, you guys know you’re not going to get our support anymore, but I’m here to tell you you roll with me and we’ll get the guy. And so they did. I met with the top core commanders, which are the top 9 department of defense guys in Afghanistan, and we got carte blanche to do whatever I had to do because I had a history with these guys. 40 some days later I had Gulumsaki in custody. Gulumsaki gave up the rest of the terrorist bomb cell. Within 5 days after getting Gulumsaki, I had about 95% of the cell. I had the explosives, I had the plans to blow up Bagram –they were going to drive fuel trucks into the barracks at Bagram aiforce base and kill a couple thousand American soldiers. I had their bomb plans to kill Qanooni who was the main opponent to Karzai and the leader now since Massoud died to the Northern Alliance. And I had the plans to kill Marshal Fahim the minister of defense, and all the other guys that were the top allies with the United States. All but two in custody.

The real interest this passage holds, however, isn’t so much in Jack’s successful counter-terrorism operations, but the name of one of the men he saved.

I’m talking about Northern Alliance leader Yunis Qanooni, who became Afghanistan’s Prime Minister after last year’s elections. Qanooni’s ascension to the upper ranks of Afghan politics will, it’s to be hoped, have a major impact on the Idema case.

See, Qanooni is a true Afghan patriot and a fighter through and through. Unlike Karzai, whose interim government has worked hard to integrate ‘ex’-Taliban crazies into the new Afghanistan (unsurprising, perhaps, since Karzai, himself, once supported the Taliban), PM Qanooni is Northern Alliance, and has spent his whole life fighting against the fanatics threatening to ruin his country. Put simply, Qanooni is the kind of ally that we need on our side in the WoT.

More to the point of this blogburst, though, he’s a man who owes his life to Jack Idema. Judging by events in the Afghan Parliament this weekend, it looks as though this is a debt Qanooni intends to repay.

On Saturday, the following three people were hauled in front of ministers in order to answer for their actions:

- NDS Chief Amrullah Saleh (FBI lackey and Head of NDS who arrested and tortured Jack and his men)

- The Deputy of Ahmad Ali Jalali. Jalali was the Interior Minister/former journalist who ordered the arrest of Jack and his men at the direction of Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad- both were enemies of Yunis Qanooni and Massoud’s United Front (Northern Alliance) and both were trying to keep Qanooni and the United Front (America’s greatest allies in the 2001/2002 war) from controlling Afghanistan. Smart enough to know his imminent demise, Jalali fled back to the United States last October. His spokesman, pro-Taliban journalist Lutfallah Mashal, fled to London.

- General Wardaq, a Pashtun American citizen (like Jalali and Karzai) was next to be put on the stand. Wardaq, a former Soviet trained junior officer who fled Afghanistan and never held any type of command rank, lived in America and never fought once in any of the Afghan wars. He succeeded General Fahim as Minister of Defense after Karzai fired Fahim over his support of Jack. He too will answer far reaching allegations that are expected to not only bring about their firing, but probable criminal and treason charges at the hands of the new Mujahadeen controlled Northern Alliance Parliament.

That was good news, but something even better happened the following day:

In a surprise announcement, the new Parliament of Afghanistan announced the formation of 18 commissions which will investigate illegal and corrupts government acts, security failures of the Karzai government over the last 4 years. The FIRST Commission empanelled is the JUSTICE COMMISSION, which will investigate abuses of justice and terrorism. Amrullah Saleh, judges, and Ministers will explain their actions in various selected cases.

It doesn’t take a great deal of thought to work out that one of the ‘abuses of justice’ Qanooni’s Commission will be looking at will be that of Jack Idema’s illegal imprisonment.

For the first time in months, it really is beginning to seem as though the good guys are close to winning this fight.


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Posted by Wild Thing at 12:28 PM

Senator Says Iran Owns China and Russia's UN Votes

Iran owns China, Russia UN votes - US senator

Russia and China have too much riding on commercial relations with Iran to help the West in curbing Tehran's nuclear ambitions, a U.S. senator said on Tuesday, calling for tough measures with Moscow and Beijing.

"The two countries that are sending the wrong signals today are Russia and China," said Kansas Republican Sam Brownback

"Part of the problem is Iran ... has effectively bought U.N. Security Council vetoes from China and, very likely, Russia," Brownback, a potential presidential contender in 2008, said in a speech at the Heritage Foundation in Washington.

Experts at a symposium at the conservative think tank said Moscow is a major arms supplier to Iran, while Beijing has struck energy deals worth as much as $100 billion with Tehran.

Both of those large powers have also embraced Iran as part of a strategic policy of blunting U.S. influence in the Middle East and Central Asia, the experts said.

"I don't think China and Russia are going to make serious efforts to stop Iran or North Korea," said Stephen Blank, a China expert at the U.S. Army War College.

Brownback said that to pressure countries that support Iran, Washington should initiate a campaign of sanctions modeled on a 1980s campaign targeting companies that helped the Soviet Union build a pipeline to Western Europe.

"Like the former Soviet Union, both Russia and China need international technological and managerial support to keep their activities going," said Brownback.

"No international company is going to treat lightly exclusion from the U.S. market in exchange for contracts with the Iranian government," he said.

Earlier on Tuesday, Iran resumed feeding uranium gas into centrifuges for nuclear-fuel enrichment after a break of 2-1/2 years and announced it was deferring until next week talks on a Russian proposal to defuse the nuclear standoff.

The West suspects Tehran of trying to develop atomic bombs under cover of a civilian program and persuaded the International Atomic Energy Agency's governing board last week to report Iran to the U.N. Security Council for possible action, which could include sanctions.

Iran says its nuclear work is designed solely to generate electricity for its economy.

Wild Thing's comment......
I don't think that Russia in on Iran's side. But they certainly are not on ours.

Posted by Wild Thing at 01:30 AM

Germany Claims Iran Stole Warhead Missile Technology

The German government has reportedly issued a warning that Iranian and Syrian weapons makers are using cutting-edge German technology poached by Russian criminals.

“Leading-edge (German) technology sold in a completely legal fashion to Russian enterprises and research institutes has been transmitted immediately to Iranian and Syrian workshops manufacturing missiles,” the magazine said, quoting from a warning letter to “numerous German enterprises.”

Iran used German measuring instruments and propulsion and control systems in its Shahab-3 missile, which with its 3,500-kilometer (2,175-miles) range could strike European targets with nuclear warheads, the magazine reported.

February 13, 2006: Germany has arrested two of its citizens and charged them with helping Iran obtain German technology needed to build nuclear warheads for ballistic missiles. A Russian and a North Korean were also accused of helping the Germans. While little discussed in the media, the warhead for a nuclear missile is one of the more difficult bits of technology to develop.

A nuclear weapon is a precision machine, containing many complex electronic, mechanical and chemical components. The ballistic missile basically carries the warhead outside the earth's atmosphere, and then sends it back ("reentry") at speeds in excess of 20,000 kilometers an hour (nearly six kilometers a second). It's this speed that creates tremendous heat, as the warhead enters the atmosphere. The high speeds also create high G forces and vibration. All this generates some very unfriendly conditions for the components of the nuclear device.

It is not easy to build a warhead that can keep the nuclear device in operating order. The two Germans were specifically charged with getting a vibration testing device out of the country, and to Iran. This device makes it possible to test nuclear bomb and warhead structure components without having to launch a missile.

The Russian connection is ominous, because Russia has lots of proven warhead technology. North Korea is also working on designing warheads for nuclear weapons. Iran has long used bribed foreigners to help them get military technology and equipment for them, stuff that no nation would knowingly sell to Iran.

Posted by Wild Thing at 01:07 AM

In Country Photos Of Our Troops

Army Staff Sgt. Clarence Hutton watches an intersection in Sadr City, Iraq, as he provides security for other soldiers on Jan. 12, 2006. Hutton is attached to the Army's 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, deployed to Iraq from Fort Campbell, Ky. DoD photo by Spc. Teddy Wade, U.S. Army. (Released)


U.S. Army soldiers from Alpha Company, 3rd Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division prepare to unload two armored Caterpillar D9 bulldozers from their carriers at Al Butoma, Iraq, on Jan. 11, 2006. The soldiers will use the bulldozers to construct berms for security in Al Butoma. DoD photo by Spc. Jose Ferrufino, U.S Army. (Released)


U.S. Army Lt. Eric Robinson, assigned to Bravo Battery, 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, briefs his soldiers before a sweep for weapons and items used to make improvised explosive devices in Baghdad, Iraq


Wild Thing's comment......
Thank you to our troops from everyone here at Theodore's World. You are in our thoughts and prayers every day.

Posted by Wild Thing at 12:44 AM | Comments (2)

Marine & Air Force Dog Handlers Work Together in Al Qa’im

Submitted by: 2nd Marine Division
Story by Sgt. Jerad W. Alexander
February 14, 2006

Inter-service rivalry is almost a tradition in the armed services, Marines, soldiers, sailors and airmen have all, at one time or another, joked about believed deficiencies in other services. Nothing is truer than the rivalry between the Marine Corps and the Air Force.

Conflicts in the 21st Century, however, have yielded more opportunities for service members of all branches to work together toward a common goal. The western Al Anbar province of Iraq is no exception.

Air Force Staff Sgt. Matthew D. Pierce, a military working dog handler with the 62nd Security Forces Squadron out of McCord Air Force Base, Wash., is about as far away from his parent service as any airmen can possibly get. The 29-year-old dog handler is working with 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, here, near the Syrian border just south of the Euphrates River.

“It’s definitely a different type of environment,” said Pierce, a native of Winchendon, Mass. “I understood before coming out here that I’d be putting my neck on the line day-to-day.”

Pierce, and his 3-year-old German Shepherd, Ajax, both work with 29-year-old Portsmouth, Va., native, Marine Sgt. Timothy R. Johnson, a dog handler out of Marine Corps Base Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii – known as K-Bay by the Marine stationed there.

“I like their motivation to get stuff done,” said Pierce. “They’re always ready to get out and do what needs to be done.”

According to Pierce, he prepared in advance to come to Iraq. He conducted training in desert operations, convoys and other related tasks to help him adjust and successfully work in this combat environment.

Dog handlers in Iraq are used to locate munitions caches, often during combat operations. Together they run through search missions know as “cordon and knock” operations and other sweeps in the region.

“Nothing I’ve done in the states applies here,” Pierce said. “I haven’t, however, been put into a situation that I wasn’t trained for.”

“This is my first time working with the Air Force in Iraq,” said Johnson while tending to his five-year-old German Shepherd, Bingo. It is also Pierces’ first time working with Marines.

According to Johnson, the job of being a military working dog handler by-and-large overrules any inter-service strife.

“What I’ve seen, the conflict comes in when dog handlers train a dog, which is an art unto itself, and they believe their way is the only way. Add different services into the mix and it just gets worse,” Johnson stated. “It’s not the case here.”

Military working dog handlers through out the Armed Forces all receive their introductory training at the same location, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. So according to Johnson, they received the basic training and a basic understanding of the other services, which minimizes any possible tensions.

It isn’t all smooth flowing, however. The dogs themselves tend to show off in front of each other. According to Pierce, Johnson’s dog, Bingo, is known to strut around in front of Ajax when he’s out of his cage.

“We haven’t really introduced the dogs,” said Johnson. “Bingo is a bit of a bull in a china shop.”

Despite the posturing of the dogs and the ‘alpha-dog’ mentality that drives them, the same doesn’t apply to their handlers.

“Military life in general can be a little different,” said Johnson. “But honestly, its all one team, one fight.”

Wild Thing's comment....
On the ground the Marine Dogs will kick the AF dogs asses but AF dogs will know how to call in an air strike, will plan egress and will look really good doing it. heh heh

Posted by Wild Thing at 12:24 AM | Comments (2)

Until They All Come Home ~ 4 MIA's from Vietnam War Are Coming Home

Department of Defense

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of four U.S. servicemen, missing in action since the Vietnam War, have been identified. They will be returned to their families for burial with full military honors.

Maj. Jack L. Barker
MAJ - O4 - Army - Reserve
101st Airborne Division
31 year old Married, Caucasian, Male
Born on Mar 22, 1939
His tour of duty began on Mar 20, 1971
Casualty was on Mar 20, 1971
Hostile, died while missing
Body was not recovered

Capt. John F. Dugan
CAPT - O3 - Army - Reserve
101st Airborne Division
23 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on Nov 10, 1947
His tour of duty began on Mar 20, 1971
Casualty was on Mar 20, 1971
Hostile, died while missing
Body was not recovered

Sgt. William E. Dillender
SGT - E5 - Army - Regular
19 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on Oct 06, 1951
His tour of duty began on Mar 20, 1971
Casualty was on Mar 20, 1971
Hostile, died while missing
Body was not recovered

Pfc. John J. Chubb
PFC - E3 - Army - Regular
101st Airborne Division
20 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on Dec 09, 1950
His tour of duty began on Mar 20, 1971
Casualty was on Mar 20, 1971
Hostile, died while missing
Body was not recovered

On March 20, 1971, Barker and Dugan were piloting a UH-1H Huey helicopter with Dillender and Chubb on board. The aircraft was participating in a troop extraction mission in the Savannakhet Province of Laos. As the helicopter approached the landing zone, it was hit by heavy enemy ground fire. It exploded in the air and there were no survivors. Continued enemy activity in the area prevented any recovery attempts.

A refugee in Nakhon Phanom, Thailand, showed an identification tag of Pfc. Chubb and a medallion to a U.S. interviewer in 1986. The medallion was reportedly recovered near the same general location from an F-105 crash site. However, the location and the aircraft type did not correlate with the missing aircraft and soldiers.

Between 1988 and 2001, joint U.S.-Lao People’s Democratic Republic teams, led by the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC), conducted four investigations and three excavations for these soldiers without positive results. An investigation team surveyed three crash sites in 2002 after interviewing local villagers from the province. The team recovered a fragment of human tooth and some crew-related artifacts from one of the crash sites.

In October and November 2004, another joint investigation team excavated the crash site and recovered additional human remains and crew-related evidence. The wreckage was of a UH-1H helicopter, and contained insignia worn by members of the 101st Airborne Division.

The remains included nine fragments of teeth that the forensic anthropologists at JPAC were able to match with detailed information from medical and dental records.

From the Vietnam War, 1,807 Americans are still unaccounted-for with 364 of those from Laos. Another 839 have been accounted-for in Southeast Asia with 208 of those from losses in Laos.



Until They ALL Come Home

Until they all come home
We watch and wait
Young and old, black and white
So far away, they're sent to fight

Until they all come home
We wear our ribbons to show our pride
And let them know we are on their side

Until they all come home
We pray for peace
Throughout the land
Protect them all, on sea and sand
Until they all come home

By James Withrow
Rolling Thunder

Please feel free to visit my POW MIA page's

Posted by Wild Thing at 12:07 AM | Comments (1)

February 14, 2006

Happy Valentines Day from Theodore's World



Another Valentine's Day approaches,
and hundreds of thousands of United States soldiers
will be far away from their loved ones,
unable to share an affectionate embrace,
a romantic candlelight dinner,
a box of chocolates or a bouquet of flowers.

Valentines Day is  about showing the ones you love
just how much they mean to you,
and no one knows this better
than friends and families of troops overseas.

So to all our Military, and their families,
to all the Veterans,
and to all of you that are friends of
Theodore's World blog........
Angry Old Salt and I wish you all
a special Valentines Day!
Thank you for being in our lives and
to the troops, thank you for all you do
and for serving our country.
Thank you for our freedom!

Wild Thing






Posted by Wild Thing at 11:55 AM | Comments (6)

Iran Holocaust Cartoon Contest

Israel News Agency To Post Iran Holocaust Cartoons


In response to Iran’s best-selling newspaper announcing a competition to find the best cartoons about the Holocaust, the Israel News Agency has begun to post the Holocaust cartoons.

“Iran is seeking any means to divert attention away from the fact that they are building nuclear weapons,” said Joel Leyden, publisher of the Israel News Agency. “Iran states that they want to test the democratic limits of Western free speech by laughing at the Holocaust, and the INA is more than pleased to oblige in posting these cartoons. The only catch is that we are doing so with an educational, factual disclaimer inserted inside these Holocaust cartoons. It states: “Six Million Jews Were Gassed, Shot and Hung During the Holocaust. This cartoon does not promote ‘free speech’ rather it illustrates Islamic racist hate and incitement to violence against all other religions.”

The Israel News Agency in posting these Holocaust cartoons from Iran, has launched an SEO - Internet (search engine optimization) marketing contest to prevent Iran and Islam terrorist groups news Websites from reaching top positions in Google. This is the first time that a SEO contest was created for a political and humanitarian cause. And the INA has secured Olympic gold in its quest to outrank any and all Arab and Islam Websites as when one searches for the key words: “iran holocaust cartoons” the Israel News Agency has secured a Google first place ranking.

Please join in with us. Post a Holocaust cartoon today. And be sure to link “iran holocaust cartoons” to Israel News Agency. Shine a light on Islamic race hatred.

Wild Thing's comment......
Apathy is NOT my middle name!!!! And appeasement is the weak!!
You that know me know that I am an on the field kind of person. I am not one to sit in the stands and not at least try to do something about things or people I care about. Whether it be supporting our Military, our Veterans, political things, ranting about the left, or speaking out about the death cult Islam and the moon god worshipers.

I will simply not stand by and shake my head and wonder why someone does not speak up. I am not important but the passion I have is immense for the things I believe in and hopefully that will count for something.

These evil pieces of flesh that follow the cult of Islam need to be taught a lesson!


* My Vast Right Wing Conspiracy
* The Politburo Diktat

Posted by Wild Thing at 11:48 AM | Comments (4)

Please Join Us With A Tribute to Cpl.Brett Lundstrom USMC

This is a tremendously moving and well deserved tribute to Cpl. Brett Lundstrom. It was created by SparkS and as he said credit is also given to MarcM and SondraK

One of the marvelous things about being online are the friendships that are made and I cherish that. To those of you I have met at my blog and at other blogs you have all touched my heart. I love you all. Your respect for our Military, and our Veterans means everything to me.

And now please click HERE to see the tribute to Cpl. Brett Lundstrom

OK now here is what I found how to make it work.
1. click on the link
2. when it opens up you will see the first page
3. once the music starts then go to the tiny box in the upper right corner to enlarge the screen
4. the music will keep playing all the way through
5. however, if you want the tribute to fill your entire page then just click the back button in your upper left corner and a small box will come up and it quickly loads the file for you


* Blackfive

Posted by Wild Thing at 01:44 AM

Saddam's Corner Throwing Hissy Fits

I coulda been a contender


A Haggard Saddam Forced to His Trial

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -
(some text from the article)

Saddam Hussein was forced to attend his trial Monday, looking haggard and wearing an Arab robe rather than his usual suit but walking in on his own, shouting "Down with Bush!"

His top co-defendant and half brother Barzan Ibrahim - dressed only in an undershirt and long underwear - struggled with guards bringing him in and sat on the floor, his back to the judge, for much of the session.

Asked whether the signature and the handwriting at the bottom of the document were his, al- Samarrai said he could not be sure . "I don't remember," he said. "I don't remember anything at all."

"This is terrorism," Saddam said of how the court treated the witness.

Ibrahim was physically forced into the room, shouting and struggling with guards holding him by the arms. Saddam and the other defendants walked in on their own, apparently having decided to comply with the judge's order without guards compelling them.

But they made clear their opposition to being ordered to attend, shouting chants against President Bush and arguing vehemently with the judge. "Down with Bush. Long live the nation," Saddam yelled, waving his finger, before sitting down.

Even their dress signaled their defiance. Ibrahim wore white undershirt and brown long underwear, his head bare without the Arab headdress he insisted on wearing in past sessions as a mark of dignity.

Saddam carried a Quran and wore a blue galabeya - a traditional Arab robe - with a black overcoat, a stark contrast to the tailored black suits he has worn to past sessions. He had dark bedroom slippers.

The defendants had vowed not to participate in the trial until the return of their lawyers. "Why have you brought us with force?" Saddam shouted at Abdel-Rahman. "Your authority gives you the right to try a defendant in absentia. Are you trying to overcome your own smallness?"

"The law will be implemented," Abdel-Rahman replied.

"Degradation and shame upon you, Raouf," Saddam yelled. Later, he called the investigating judges "homosexuals."

Ibrahim, Saddam's one-time intelligence chief, argued with the judge, who ordered him to sit, then he sat on the floor with his back to the judge and there until al-Samarrai took the stand, when Ibrahim got back in his chair.

Wild Thing's comment......
"I don't remember," he said. "I don't remember anything at all."
Why does that sound so familiar? Clinton's script I wonder? good grief!

Posted by Wild Thing at 01:17 AM | Comments (4)

U.S. Rep. Sam Johnson Takes On Murtha And The Media

GOP Congressman and Former POW Rips John Murtha Staff Writer

Amid cheers, whistles and two standing ovations, U.S. Rep. Sam Johnson (R-Texas) took fellow Congressman John Murtha (D-Pa.) and the U.S. media behind the proverbial woodshed for a verbal walloping.

"Most of you know, at the end of last year, a liberal congressman from Pennsylvania insisted we immediately withdraw our troops from Iraq," Johnson told the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday. "When I heard this, it made my blood boil."

Johnson was referring to Murtha, a decorated Vietnam War veteran, who has been quoted as saying that the U.S. Army is "broken, worn out" and may not be able to meet future military threats to the nation.

"It hurt to think what the men and women in harm's way would believe when they heard the news that someone in Congress was not behind America's mission," Johnson said. "It hurt to think what the military families here at home would believe when they learned that people in Washington did not support the troops. And it hurt me to think that some people would just give up on our men and women in uniform.

"What would Iraq be like if the United States pulled out?" Johnson asked. "What would Iraq be like if we left and allowed dangerous people like the head of al Qaeda, (Abu Musab al-)Zarqawi, to run the country?"

Johnson, without naming Murtha, compared criticism of the war and demands for withdrawal with his own experience during the Vietnam War. A 29-year Air Force veteran and highly decorated pilot, Johnson fought in both the Korean and Vietnam wars. After being shot down over North Vietnam, Johnson spent nearly seven years as a prisoner of war in Hanoi, half of that in solitary confinement.

"I do know what it's like to be far from home, serving your country, risking your life and hearing that America doesn't care about you," Johnson said, choking back tears.

"Hearing your Congress doesn't care about you. Your Congress just cut off all funding for your war. They're packing up and going home and leaving you." Johnson added he was "scared to death" by such talk because years ago, he was afraid he would be left in Vietnam "forever."

"I know what it does to the mission," said Johnson, "and so help me God, I will never, ever let our nation make those mistakes again."

Johnson told the packed hall that Congress needs to give U.S. troops "the tools for ultimate success," including "the best armored trucks they can drive, the best weapons they can fire, and the best ammunition they can use."

The troops need something else though, Johnson said -- "Full faith that a few naysayers in Washington won't cut and run and leave them high and dry." Knowing they are fully supported by Congress, is "mandatory for mission success and troop morale," Johnson argued.

"Any talk, even so much as a murmur, of leaving now or political timelines just emboldens the enemy and weakens the resolve of our troops in the field."

Johnson accused the U.S. media of predicting "gloom and doom" and ignoring or giving inadequate coverage to successes in Iraq. "What makes me angry at the critics is that we are making great progress in Iraq," said Johnson. He listed last January's election in Iraq and the December vote on the Iraqi Constitution.

"Remember the December vote on the constitution," Johnson asked, "when people came out in droves to make their voice heard? You wouldn't have known about it because there was so little mention of it here in the American press."

War on terror

Johnson also connected the Iraq mission to both 9/11 and the wider war on terror. "We were attacked. We are at war against terrorists. We need to stay there for as long as it takes if we want democracy to take root in tyranny's back yard."

The Republican congressman picked up an earlier theme from President Bush's second presidential campaign: "We must fight the bad guys over there, not over here."

Johnson told the crowd that there are confirmed reports of al Qaeda cells "plotting here on U.S. soil."

"What part of al Qaeda do you want operating here in America?" he asked.

Insisting withdrawal was not an option, Johnson called criticism of the war "Democratic nonsense" and compared it to the "peaceniks and people in Congress and America" who "started saying bad things about what was going on in Vietnam.

"The people of Iraq are thirsting for something more. They are risking their lives in the name of a new government. We must stay the course if we want to foster a stable Iraq and create hope for millions in the Middle East," Johnson said.

Last November Murtha told reporters, "It is time for a change in direction. Our military is suffering; the future of our country is at risk. We cannot continue on the present course. It is evident that continued military action in Iraq is not in the best interests of the United States of America, the Iraqi people or the Persian Gulf region.

"The war in Iraq is not going as advertised," Murtha added, according to the A.P. report on his comments. "It is a flawed policy wrapped in illusion.

Last December the Associated Press also reported that Murtha, who is the top Democrat on the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, predicted President Bush would "make it look like we're 'staying the course'" but that troops would be "withdrawn within a year anyway."

Murtha was also the subject of a recent Cybercast News Service investigation of his political and military record.


Sam Johnson returned home to Texas after serving in the U.S. Air Force for 29-years as a highly decorated pilot. He flew combat missions in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars and was a prisoner of war in Hanoi for nearly seven years.

It was on Major Johnson's 25th mission in April 1966, that he was shot down and taken prisoner. Major Johnson remained a prisoner until February 12, 1973. It was early in his second tour in that war.

"...I did spend 29 years in the Air Force, and I served in Korea and Vietnam and spent 7 years as a POW in Vietnam and more than half of that in solitary confinement."

American POWs at Hanoi's Gia Lam Airport, awaiting flights for home, Feb. 12, 1973. Congressman Johnson is fifth in line.


Congressman Johnson and his wife, Shirley, embrace after nearly seven years apart, Sheppard Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Wild Thing's comment......
Thank you U.S. Rep. Sam Johnson!

Posted by Wild Thing at 12:30 AM | Comments (2)

February 13, 2006

Ahmadinejad Says Time Has Come For World To Bow To Allah


Jerusalem News Wire

Iran to West: Remove Israel, or we will

If the West fails to peacefully remove the “Zionist entity” from the Middle East, the “Palestinians” and their Islamic allies will do so through violent fury, warned Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at a mass demonstration in Tehran Saturday.

Addressing the hundreds of thousands who turned out to mark the 27th anniversary of Iran's “Islamic Revolution,” the virulent leader, said:

“We ask the West to remove what they created sixty years ago and if they do not listen to our recommendations, then the Palestinian nation and other nations will eventually do this for them. Remove Israel before it is too late and save yourself from the fury of regional nations.”

Islam dictates that formerly-Muslim dominated lands cannot revert to permanent non-Muslim control. It is this cornerstone of their faith that drives the murderous anti-Israel policies of Hamas and most of the Jewish state's Middle East neighbors.

But the threat is not only to Israel and other non-Muslim nations that have regained their sovereignty. Reconquering them is only the first step.

According to the Muslim faith, jihad must be waged until the entire world is under the thumb of Islam. Ahmadinejad declared that now is the time for the West to bow to this reality and submit to Allah:

“On the anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution, the Iranian nation, numbering in the millions, calls upon those governments to worship Allah.”

Similar sentiment was expressed by Iran's Hamas allies in the Palestinian Authority last week.

Speaking at a Damascus mosque on February 3, overall Hamas political leader Khaled Mashal declared:

“We say to this West... By Allah, you will be defeated... Tomorrow, our nation will sit on the throne of the world. This is not a figment of the imagination, but a fact."


Wild Thing's comment..........
So by the power of the moon god (allah), and I suppose their pedophile prophet as well. ...there might be some real substance behind that threat! I don't know but this guy scares the heck out of me. Israel is his immediate goal, but as we have heard his aims are global. He knows there will be retaliation that will destroy his country and kill most if not all of it's people and he does not care. This is not a game or someone just wanting to hear himself talk. This is deadly serious.

Posted by Wild Thing at 01:07 AM | Comments (10)

UN Inquiry Demands Immediate Closure of Guantanamo

UN inquiry demands immediate closure of Guantanamo



Taken from this article in the Telegraph

A United Nations inquiry has called for the immediate closure of America's Guantanamo Bay detention centre and the prosecution of officers and politicians "up to the highest level" who are accused of torturing detainees.

The UN Human Rights Commission report, due to be published this week, concludes that Washington should put the 520 detainees on trial or release them.

It calls for the United States to halt all "practices amounting to torture", including the force-feeding of inmates who go on hunger strike.

The report wants the Bush administration to ensure that all allegations of torture are investigated by US criminal courts, and that "all perpetrators up to the highest level of military and political command are brought to justice".

It does not specify who it means by "political command" but logically this would include President George W Bush.

The demands are contained in the final report of the commission's working group on arbitrary detention, which will be presented at its Geneva headquarters in the next few days. A copy of the report has been obtained exclusively by The Daily Telegraph.

The report is bound to intensify the already strained relations between the US and the UN over the Iraq war.

Washington officials yesterday denounced it as "a hatchet job" when informed of the contents by this newspaper.

"This shows precisely what is wrong with the United Nations today," said a senior official. "These people are supposed to be undertaking a serious investigation of the facts relating to Guantanamo.

"Instead, they deliver a report with a bunch of old allegations from lawyers representing released detainees that are so generalised that you cannot even tell what they are talking about.

"When the UN produces an unprofessional hatchet job like this it discredits the whole organisation."

Wild Thing's comment.......
The UN has no credibility to demand anything from the United States, Period! The only Cuban jail the UN is worried about is the only one run by Americans.

Posted by Wild Thing at 12:34 AM | Comments (4)

Gore Commits TREASON as he Laments U.S. 'abuses' Against Arabs

AP Photo/KAMRAN JEBREILI U.S. Former Vice President Al Gore talks during the 2nd day of Jeddah Economic Forum Sunday Feb. 12


Gore said these things on FOREIGN SOIL! How long will this DEMOCRAT practice of knocking America on foriegn soil continue?.......... Wild Thing comment


Associated Press Writer

This is a portion of what was written.............
JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) - Former Vice President Al Gore told a mainly Saudi audience on Sunday that the U.S. government committed "terrible abuses" against Arabs after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, and that most Americans did not support such treatment.

Gore said Arabs had been "indiscriminately rounded up" and held in "unforgivable" conditions. The former vice president said the Bush administration was playing into al-Qaida's hands by routinely blocking Saudi visa applications.

"The thoughtless way in which visas are now handled, that is a mistake," Gore said during the Jiddah Economic Forum. "The worst thing we can possibly do is to cut off the channels of friendship and mutual understanding between Saudi Arabia and the United States."

Gore told the largely Saudi audience, many of them educated at U.S. universities, that Arabs in the United States had been "indiscriminately rounded up, often on minor charges of overstaying a visa or not having a green card in proper order, and held in conditions that were just unforgivable."

"Unfortunately there have been terrible abuses and it's wrong," Gore said. "I do want you to know that it does not represent the desires or wishes or feelings of the majority of the citizens of my country."

Wild Thing's comment..........
Gore is a complete idiot! Talk about a pure selfishness that places yourself before country. What a freakin' a$$hole. How the hell does he get away with this inflammatory $hit?? Takie his Visa away, do NOT let him back in this country! How does our government keep allowing Carter Gore, Clinton to keep doing this and get away with it.

Al Gore needs to wear one of these!!!

Posted by Wild Thing at 12:07 AM | Comments (7)

February 12, 2006

So Called "Moderate Muslims" Associated With Hamas

Terror link of 'moderate' Muslims at London rally
Daily Mail

The Muslim campaigners behind a mass rally in Trafalgar Square today have close links to Islamic terror groups, the Daily Mail can reveal.

Despite promoting itself as the 'moderate' voice of Islam, the Muslim Association of Britain includes a former military commander of Hamas, the Palestinian organisation behind dozens of suicide bombings in Israel.

The Association has also been described in Parliament as the British wing of the Muslim Brotherhood, the banned Egyptian group whose former members include Osama Bin Laden.

The revelations raise serious questions about support given by London Mayor Ken Livingstone to the rally, expected to attract 10,000 protesters against cartoons of Mohammed published in European newspapers.

He hosted a press conference at his offices on Thursday to promote the demonstration as a chance to air the views of moderate Muslims.

However, Labour MP Louise Ellman said the MAB was an 'extremist' group whose members repeatedly advocated suicide bombings in Israel.

"They are an extremely dangerous organisation," she said. "Leading members of MAB have indicated their links with Hamas and their support for suicide bombings abroad.

"It is not tenable for a group to support suicide bombings in another country while expecting to be seen as moderate in this country."

Wild Thing's comment..........
The Quran and hadith are abundantly clear that Islam must be spread by the sword; that in and that the only sure way to salvation is through martyrdom, that anything that advances Islam is not only acceptable but just. It seems London's Mayor, "Red Ken" Livingstone, continues to preside over his own Londonistan.

Mike Whine, of the Community Security Trust, which monitors anti-Semitic behaviour, said: 'The leading members have close links with the Muslim Brotherhood and have been active in anti-Jewish propaganda.

"We are worried about their increasing influence within the Muslim community." Azzam al-Tamimi - a Palestinian described yesterday by the MAB as one of its leading political thinkers - caused outrage 18 months ago when he told the BBC he would willingly carry out a suicide bombing in Israel.

"Sacrificing myself for Palestine is a noble cause," he said. "It is the straight way to pleasing God and I would do it if I had the opportunity."

In 2004, Dr Tamimi arranged for Egyptian preacher Yusuf al-Qaradawi to visit the UK despite his calls for homosexuals to be stoned to death and his suggestions that rape victims be punished if dressed "immodestly".

Terrorist activities

Last year, five MAB members were made trustees of the re-opened Finsbury Park Mosque, North London, which was closed in 2003 because of the activities of its imam Abu Hamza.

One trustee, Mohammed Kassem Sawalha, was named in a U.S. court case as a former senior Hamas commander responsible for terrorist activities in the West Bank in the 1990s.

He is a former MAB president who admits he still supports Hamas. MAB leader Anas al-Tikriti is the son of Osama al-Tikriti, leader of the Muslim Brotherhood in Iraq.

The organisation has strong historic links with Al Qaeda and other terror groups, including Islamic Jihad, which was behind the 1981 killing of Egyptian president Anwar Sadat.

In the past, the MAB's website has encouraged followers to download images of the Star of David transformed into a swastika and has compared Israel to Nazi Germany.

Internet watchdogs have reported the site to the Home Office for containing allegedly criminally racist material.

The group has, however, repeatedly condemned calls for terror attacks on Britain and has tried to secure the release of British hostage Norman Kember in Iraq.

It has also criticised the removal of Bibles from hospital bedsides as "political correctness gone mad".

Yesterday Ihtisham Hibatullah, MAB's media director, accused Miss Ellman of 'inciting hatred towards the Muslim community' with her comments.

"This kind of statement can only result in dividing communities and creating mistrust when the Association is working to build bridges and promote understanding and dialogue in our country," he said. Asked about the views of Dr Tamimi, Mr Hibatullah said: "He is one of our leading political thinkers and a leading member of the Association."

Police have promised to take a harder line at today's rally after anger over their lack of action at a protest in London last week. Then, demonstrators held placards calling for the beheading of people who "insult Islam". Today, however, 'snatch squads' will be ready to arrest any troublemakers.

MAB was founded in 1997 by Kamal el-Helbawy, who was at the time the European spokesman for the Muslim Brotherhood.

Posted by Wild Thing at 01:27 AM

Australian PM says no exit date from Iraq

SYDNEY, Feb 12 (Reuters) -

Australian Prime Minister John Howard said on Sunday there was no exit date for his country's troops in Iraq.

Australia was one of the first countries to commit forces to the U.S.-led war to oust Saddam Hussein, and still has about 1,370 forces in Iraq, including 450 troops guarding Japanese engineers in the southern Al Muthanna province.

"This idea of setting an exit date irrespective of the circumstances is wrong and we are not going to do that," Howard told Australian television in an interview.

"That is a shortsighted policy which is not based on leaving behind a long-term secure situation in Iraq."

Australia had previously hinted it may start scaling back its troops once Japan withdrew its roughly 550 non-combat forces which are involved in the rebuilding programme in Iraq.

Japan will begin withdrawing its forces in March and complete the pullout by May, Japanese media have reported.

Howard said he had not be told when Japan would pull out, but added whenever that occured it did not mean all Australian troops now guarding the Japanese would also be withdrawn.

"It should not be assumed that we would bring all of our forces home," he said.

"It may well be that the best thing for us to do is to remain and do other tasks in relation both to training and also maintaining security, essentially in the southern part of Iraq."

U.S. critics of President George W. Bush have demanded an exit strategy for the country's 136,000 troops.

Bush, who has refused to set a timetable for any withdrawal, said in January that reducing troops was possible in 2006 but that it would be based on the situation on the ground and decisions by military commanders, not on politics.

In January, Britain said it would start withdrawing some of its 8,000 troops if local forces could keep the peace. Italy has 2,600 troops and is scheduled to withdraw 1,000 by June.

Australia has always said not would not pull out of Iraq until the job was done.

Howard said he believed the political and security situation in Iraq was progressing well following elections, but Australian troops would not leave the job to the United States or Britain.

"I don't want to leave Australian troops in Iraq a day longer than is necessary, but I am not going to be part of a policy which leaves the job unfinished and leaves behind one or two other countries with the responsibility of completing the job, that is not the Australian way of doing things," he said.

"It may not be a popular view and a lot of people will be critical of me, but that is the view that I have."

Posted by Wild Thing at 12:38 AM | Comments (2)

Iraqi Army Raid Safra Village With Our Troops Support

KIRKUK, Iraq -- Approximately 100 Iraqi Army soldiers conducted a raid through Safra village today with support from Soldiers from Company D, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division.

The Iraqi Army soldiers searched over 45 structures while Soldiers from Company D provided outer cordon security and served as tactical advisors throughout the operation. It was a combined effort to detain possible insurgents and disrupt terrorist and insurgent activity.

The Iraqi Soldiers detained a target known to be linked to the bombings of the oil pipeline, and talked to the village Muktar (religious leader) regarding further questioning for wanted possible insurgents.

"This operation was Iraqi Army planned, Iraqi Army lead, and is definitely the direction they need to be," commented Cpt. Paul Witkowski, Commanding Officer for Company D.

Although this mission was successfully planned and completed by Iraqi Army soldiers, it is not the final step for them. According to Witkowski, there will be more in the future.

"Missions like this allow them to get more experience under their belt, and more comfortable with what to do placing us in a more over watching and assistance role," Witkowski confidently said. "That’s where we want to be.

By 1st Brigade Combat Team - Public Affairs Office

Posted by Wild Thing at 12:14 AM

February 11, 2006

C-141 "Hanoi Taxi" is Retiring

Preparations Under Way for Final Flight of 'Hanoi Taxi'
By Jeff Rhodes
LM Aero Communications

On May 6, 2006, the last C-141 Starlifter will be flown to the National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, and retired, closing the book on the 43-year career of the Starlifter. But until then, the Hanoi Taxi, the flagship of the 445th Airlift Wing, will be flown over the museum, on missions around the country.

The C-141 was first flown on Dec. 17, 1963, the 60th anniversary of the first flight of the Wright Brothers. Since the aircraft's operational debut on April 23, 1965, active duty, Guard and Reserve crews have played a critical role in every conflict, natural disaster and operation that Military Airlift Command or Air Mobility Command has been involved in. That includes delivering people, equipment and relief supplies to just about every point on the map.

However, one mission still stands above the rest.

With the signing of the Paris Peace Accords on Jan. 17, 1973, the U.S.involvement in Vietnam ended. On Feb. 12, crews flying three C-141 As landed at Gia Lam Airport in Hanoi, North Vietnam. Their mission:

To repatriate the first U.S. servicemen held as prisoners of war, some for close to seven years. The first aircraft to land that day was serial number 66-0177. The aircraft quickly picked up the nickname Hanoi Taxi. The aircraft was repainted in 2003 in the same paint scheme it wore 32 years ago to commemorate that event.

After undergoing two major modification programs during its career, 66-0177, now a C-141C, has become a flying museum. The 40 POWs on that first flight signed the aircraft under the wing box, and those signatures are preserved under Plexiglas. Framed photos mounted on the inside of the cargo compartment show POWs in Hanoi and aboard the aircraft. Aircrew headrest covers on the flight deck are embroidered with the black and white POW/MIA logo, and each of the crew positions has engraved plaques with the name of the crew member on that first Freedom Flight. The aircraft now has a total of 39,420 flight hours.

There are currently four C-141s still in service, but the other three aircraft will be retired early next year. Hanoi Taxi will be the last C-141, and the final flight will consist of a takeoff on the Patterson side of the field, where the 445th Airlift Wing is based, and a landing at the museum on the Wright Field side of the base. The 445th, an Air Force Reserve Commandunit, is now converting to C-5As and will eventually receive eight aircraft

Posted by Wild Thing at 07:01 PM | Comments (8)

Muslim Women Activists Want To Ban Valentines Day

Dukhtaran-e-Millat activists burn Valentine's Day cards in Kashmir

An Islamic separatist women's group, known for its fierce opposition to Western-style romance, vowed to prevent couples celebrating Valentine's Day in revolt-hit Indian Kashmir


An activist of the radical Kashmiri Islamic group, Dukhtaran-e-Millat, or daughters of the community, burns a Valentine card outside a card store in central Srinagar, India, Friday, Feb. 10, 2006. Nearly two dozen black-veiled Muslim women burned Valentine's Day cards and posters showing couples together in the main city of India's Kashmir protesting the day that they say imposes Western values on Muslim


A veiled Kashmiri Muslim member of Dukhtaran-e-Milat (Daughters of the Muslim faith) holds a burning Valentine card after raiding a shop in Srinagar February 10, 2006. The squad on Saturday raided many shops and burnt Valentine cards as part of their campaign. REUTERS/Yawar Nazir


Wild Thing's comment.......
Well where do I begin with this BS of theirs. Do these women not like romance? Do they not like ways of expressing love for their husband and vice versa? NO I do not expect them to celebrate Valentines Day, but good grief first it was Piglet, and Charlottes Web book, then pastries, and now Valentines Day cards.

If we do go to war with these vile people I say let's suggest to our troops to paint hearts on the bombs with Valentine greetings on them.

Here is my answer back to these so called ladies ...................

Kiss My Ass and Happy Valentines Day!

Posted by Wild Thing at 05:14 PM | Comments (6)

We All Need To Learn A New Word It Is Dhimmitude

There is an article written by Diane West that all of us need to read.
I am posting the entire article here because too many times an article will not be available
later on online at the Newpaper that published it.Here it is......

Cartoon Rage
By Diana West
February 10, 2006

We need to learn a new word: dhimmitude. I've written about dhimmitude periodically, lo, these many years since September 11, but it takes time to sink in. Dhimmitude is the coinage of a brilliant historian, Bat Ye'or, whose pioneering studies of the dhimmi, populations of Jews and Christians vanquished by Islamic jihad, have led her to conclude that a common culture has existed through the centuries among the varied dhimmi populations. From Egypt and Palestine to Iraq and Syria, from Morocco and Algeria to Spain, Sicily and Greece, from Armenia and the Balkans to the Caucasus: Wherever Islam conquered, surrendering dhimmi, known to Muslims as "people of the book [the Bible]," were tolerated, allowed to practice their religion, but at a dehumanizing cost.

There were literal taxes (jizya) to be paid; these bought the dhimmi the right to remain non-Muslim, the price not of religious freedom, but of religious identity. Freedom was lost, sorely circumscribed by a body of Islamic law (sharia) designed to subjugate, denigrate and humiliate the dhimmi. The resulting culture of self-abnegation, self-censorship and fear shared by far-flung dhimmi is the basis of dhimmitude. The extremely distressing but highly significant fact is, dhimmitude doesn't only exist in lands where Islamic law rules.

This is the lesson of Cartoon Rage 2006, a cultural nuke set off by an Islamic chain reaction to those 12 cartoons of Muhammad appearing in a Danish newspaper. We have watched the Muslim meltdown with shocked attention, but there is little recognition that its poisonous fallout is fear. Fear in the State Department, which, like Islam, called the cartoons unacceptable. Fear in Whitehall, which did the same. Fear in the Vatican, which did the same. And fear in the media, which have failed, with few, few exceptions, to reprint or show the images. With only a small roll of brave journals, mainly in Europe, to salute, we have seen the proud Western tradition of a free press bow its head and submit to an Islamic law against depictions of Muhammad. That's dhimmitude.

Not that we admit it: We dress up our capitulation in fancy talk of "tolerance," "responsibility" and "sensitivity." We even congratulate ourselves for having the "editorial judgment" to make "pluralism" possible. "Readers were well served... without publishing the cartoons," said a Wall Street Journal spokesman. "CNN has chosen to not show the cartoons in respect for Islam," reported the cable network. On behalf of the BBC, which did show some of the cartoons on the air, a news editor subsequently apologized, adding: "We've taken a decision not to go further... in order not to gratuitously offend the significant number" of Muslim viewers worldwide. Left unmentioned is the understanding (editorial judgement?) that "gratuitous offense" leads to gratuitous violence. Hence, fear — not the inspiration of tolerance but of capitulation — and a condition of dhimmitude.

How far does it go? Worth noting, for example, is that on the BBC Web site, a religion page about Islam presents the angels and revelations of Islamic belief as historical fact, rather than spiritual conjecture (as is the case with its Christianity Web page); plus, it follows every mention of Mohammed with "(pbuh)," which means "peace be upon him"—"as if," writes Will Wyatt, former BBC chief executive, in a letter to the Times of London, "the corporation itself were Muslim."

Is it? Are we? These questions may not seem so outlandish if we assess the extent to which encroaching sharia has already changed the Western way. Calling these cartoons "unacceptable," and censoring ourselves "in respect" to Islam brings the West into compliance with a central statute of sharia. As Jyllands-Posten's Flemming Rose has noted, that's not respect, that's submission. And if that's not dhimmitude, what is?

The publication of the Muhammad cartoons solicited by Denmark's Jyllands-Posten was an act of anti-dhimmitude. Since no Danish artist would dare illustrate a PC children's book about Muhammad for fear of Islamic law (and Islamic violence), the newspaper boldly set out to reassert the rule of (non-Islamic) Danish law. It's as simple as that. And as vital. The cartoons ran to establish — or re-establish — Denmark as bastion of Western-style liberty. But in trying to set up a force field against encroaching sharia, Jyllands-Posten and the Danes have showed us that no single bastion of Western liberty can stand alone.

So, how do you say solidarity in Danish? If we don't find out now, our future is more dhimmitude.

Wild Thing's comment......
This woman has put into words better then I ever could about this giving in to the Muslims. I posted the cartoons not to anger the Muslims but because I will not give in to them. Thousands of men and women served our country, fought, were injured and many died to give me the freedom I cherish, and I will not spit in their faces by giving in to a cult that workships death and wants all of us dead because we all are the people of the book ( a Non-Muslim).

I will NOT let Muslims dictate to me what I say, think or post on here. I have deleted many comments they make and not allowed them to be posted. I will not allow there lies to be published on my blog unless I am quoting one of them or their ilk. Their emails to me will never be answered so they waste their time writing to me.

I have never shared about this on here before, but one of the Doctors where I work is a Muslim from Turkey. He says he is not like the terrorists, that he is not a good Muslim because he does not pray 5 times a day.
I have told him time and time again I do not discuss politics or religion in the workplace and yet he continues toi bring up the subjects and will yell at us if we do not dicsuss it with him. Of course being me and also my co-worker being the person she is, we do not let him just say the things he does. We do come back with answers and tell him how wrong he is, of course to no avail, because he is what he is a Muslim.

And yet read some of the things he has said at work:

- we deserved to be attacked on 9-11 because of the way our government has treated Muslims, but he against what the terrorists did on 9-11
- the United States one day will be more Muslims then anything else
- we never should have gone into Iraq, we should have left Saddam in power he was not that bad
- he said this to myself and another co-worker...." I am more American than you are"
- Islam is the only one true religion
- his first wife could not have children so he divorced her. Can you imagine to have a man do that to you.
- he hates Bush and says Bush has killed hundreds of thousands of people
- he hates Jews to the point that if a new patient comes in with the last name that seems to be Jewish he will with no hesitation at all say........" Are you a Jew?"
- he said nothing when the tremendous voting went on, not how he realized they risked their lives many of them to go out and vote and that he hoped they would one day have the freedoms we have in America....he said nothing.

Posted by Wild Thing at 09:25 AM | Comments (5)

February 10, 2006

2006 Winter Olympics at Torino Italy Begin Today


A general view of the town of Sestriere, prior to the Torino 2006 Winter Olympic Games.


Team USA


As Winter Games Open, Italian Officials Take Extra Precautions
By Daniel Williams
Washington Post Foreign Service
Friday, February 10, 2006; A01

TURIN, Italy, Feb. 9 -- The worldwide Muslim protests against caricatures of Muhammad that appeared in a Danish newspaper last year have compounded Italy's security headaches for the Winter Olympics, which already suffer from possible disruption by local anti-globalization groups, opponents of a high-speed railway line and striking tram drivers.

Signs of concern are all over this town near Italy's northwest frontier. About 10,000 police from all over the country are patrolling boulevards and back alleys. Bomb-sniffing dogs stand guard at the airport, train station, stadiums and street corners. About 300 specially trained troops will patrol the nearby mountain sites on snowmobiles and skis. Airspace over Turin will be closed to anything with mechanical wings except for F-16s from the Italian air force that will zoom about during Friday's Opening Ceremonies and two surveillance planes supplied by NATO that will monitor wayward flights.

Missiles have been mounted around the city.

All that was in the works before the Muhammad cartoon unrest overwhelmed the local news. Because of the uproar, Interior Minister Giuseppe Pisanu, Italy's top official for civilian police and the intelligence corps, called an emergency meeting of security officials Monday regarding possible new threats. Pisanu said the riots and protests in the Middle East, Central Asia and Far East countries have been "carried out coldly with political ends. We mustn't forget that Islamic extremism is an essentially political movement that cynically uses religious values."

At least two Italian newspapers reprinted the Muhammad caricatures that included one showing the prophet of Islam wearing a turban shaped like a bomb.

Ciampi made a broader appeal on Thursday, calling for a worldwide "Olympic truce" during which no one would make war on anyone else, but instead "brotherhood prevails in the world."

Wild Thing comment........
I love the Olympics and I just pray that everyone will be safe. Also I hope they show them to our Troops too. That would be fantastic!

Let the Games Begin!

Posted by Wild Thing at 12:31 PM | Comments (2)

Democrats Dish It Out But Can't Take It

"A Special Prosecutor once tried to test me.
I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti."


Hillary Clinton Ally Threatens Ken Mehlman

A longtime media ally of Sen. Hillary Clinton is warning Republican National Committee chairman Ken Mehlman that Mrs. Clinton will "get even" with him for saying she's too angry to win the White House.

"As Mehlman will find out, Hillary doesn't get angry, she gets even," predicts Bloomberg News columnist Margaret Carlson, in a screed published Thursday.

Carlson, a longtime booster of Mrs. Clinton going back to her days at Time magazine and CNN, vowed that Hillary won't be steamrolled by hardball GOP tactics, saying:

"The senator who has reached a 60 percent approval rating with teeth-gritting determination, hold-your-nose alliances and practiced good cheer won't be Swift-boated or goaded by Mehlman's name-calling."

Carlson's prediction that Mehlman will pay for attacking Mrs. Clinton comports with the former first lady's long history of playing "get even" politics. Throughout the 1990s, for instance, Clinton accusers often found themselves targeted by IRS audits - or had embarrassing details about their private lives leaked to the press.

Just this week, Anthony Pellicano - a private eye the Clintons used to dig up dirt on their opponents - was indicted in Los Angeles on wiretapping charges.

Wild Thing's comment......
Just like Muslims who react violently to criticism that they're violent, Hillary reacts angrily to criticism that she's angry. "Hillary doesn't get angry, she gets even" that statement is 100% right on that point. The woman has the patience of Satan, the political instincts of Machiavelli, with a hang over and integrity of Al Capone, on a bad day.

Posted by Wild Thing at 11:37 AM

Take That Muhammed!

Posted by Wild Thing at 02:07 AM | Comments (10)

Islam the Cult of Death and Lies

They are all member of The Muslim Brotherhood:

"Allah is our objective.
The Prophet is our leader.
Qur'an is our law.
Jihad is our way.
Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope.”
-Motto of the Muslim Brotherhood."


Here are just a few of the members..........


Osama Bin Ladnen
"Carrying out one of the tenets of our religion and Shari'ah...This war is fundamentally religious...Under no circumstances should we forget this enmity between us and the infidels. For the enmity is based on creed." - Osama Bin Laden

"We do not differentiate between those dressed in military uniforms and civilians; they are all targets in this fatwah." - Osama Bin Laden


Osama Bin Laden's lieutenant Ayman al-Zawahri
He has said....""What you have seen, O Americans, in New York and Washington and the losses you are having in Afghanistan and Iraq, in spite of all the media blackout, are only the losses of the initial clashes. If you continue the same policy of aggression against Muslims, God willing, you will see the horror that will make you forget what you had seen in Vietnam."


Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr

He called the September 11, 2001, terror attacks "a miracle from God." Al-Sadr led the worshippers in chants: "No, no Israel! No, no to the Jews! No, no America!"


Iranian President-Elect Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (Ahmadi-Nejad)
"I Can Control the Americans - I Have Experience Doing It" Iranian President-Elect Boasts of Role in 1979 Embassy Take-over


Sheikh Omar Bakri Muhammad

"We don't make a distinction between civilians and non-civilians, innocents and non-innocents. Only between Muslims and unbelievers. And the life of an unbeliever has no value. It has no sanctity." - Sheikh Omar Bakri Muhammad


Omar Ahmad

Co-founder of the Council on American-Islamic Relations

“Those who stay in America should be "open to society without melting (into it)," keeping mosques open so anyone can come and learn about Islam, he said. "If you choose to live here (in America) ... you have a responsibility to deliver the message of Islam," he said. Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant, he said. The Koran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth."- Omar Ahmad


Nihad Awad
Executive Director of CAIR
Former Public Relations Director for the Islamic Association of Palestine (IAP)
A Palestinian born in Jordan and now a U.S. citizen

"I am in support of the Hamas movement."


Muhammed Adil Khan

He led efforts to build the Farooqia Islamic Center, including an Islamic a school for young children. He also joined the leaders of local Christian churches and a synagogue to issue a "Declaration of Peace" condemning terrorism and stressing the common origins of each religion. Yet, that same Imam is alleged to be among up to a dozen others in the same group or "cell" involved in providing material support to potential terrorist operatives inside the U.S.

From the terrorist training camps in Pakistan to the mosques in America, we are engaged in war of deception. That "war of deception" is being waged on us as the recent arrests in Lodi illustrate. Islamic Imams who vociferously "condemned" the 9/11 attacks are embroiled in the alleged training of Islamic terrorist operatives planning to use their skills to kill us here in America.


And this:

Queensborough Community College in New York in March 2003 "We reject the U.N., reject America, reject all law and order. Don't lobby Congress or protest because we don't recognize Congress. The only relationship you should have with America is to topple it … Eventually there will be a Muslim in the White House dictating the laws of Shariah."

Wild Thing's comment..........
There are others of course and I will be adding to this. It is important to become familiar with the Islamic term Taqqiyaa, which is the Islamic doctrine of deception of non-Muslims as permitted by the Qu'ran.

I am very serious here, those that say they are a good Muslims, that they do not agree with what happened on
9-11 are STILL followers of the same cult. Have you ever heard one that is outraged at what happened? Not just idle words of disgust, but backing it up with their own investigating of what Islam is and what the verses say.
Do they ever seek answers as to what in their cult has driven those that commit all the terrorists attacks to be given the OK to do so? NO, they prefer to spend time telling you that NO verse in the Quran teaches killing, that the Quran teaches peace and to love others, to be a good person. They LIE or they are stupid, or they have NO intention to find out what the Quran says. They are enablers of their cult. They prefer to tell you that those that are terrorists are the radical Islam and they are not like that themselves. BULLCRAP!

Ask them how they feel about Jews. Ask them how they feel about going into Iraq and going after Saddam. You will also hear how they respect all religions. This is a lie they do not respect other religions. And theirs is NOT a religion and as I have posted before Allah was a moon god for pete's sake! And Muhammed was nothing but a successful cult leader, the sickest that this world has ever known.

Yes I know about the tremendous voting and I was thrilled with what happened. To bring Freedom to any country that has been under the reign of terror like Iraq has been is awesome! And yes we also went into Iraq for many other reasons as well. And I am so proud of our Miitary I could burst!

But the fact is that those that live quiet lives, say they are the good Muslims and want nothing to do with the terrorists are NOT good Muslims. They are NOT knowledgable of what the Quran says. To be exact, the good Muslims in their cult are those that follow the Quran and are those spewing hate for America, hate for Jews, Christians and NON -Muslims. The terrorists are the ones following the teachings of Muhammed.

I wrote this awhile back and did not post it. But with all this about the Cartoons I decided to do it now. I was visting a few other blogs today and saw that Beth at MVRWC had two excellent posts about how Islamists lie and how it is very much a part of their teachings.

* My Vast Right Wing Conspiracy
The Lying Islamists
The Lying Islamists, Part 2

And now I give you back to the airwaves or something like that.Thanks for reading my rant.

Posted by Wild Thing at 01:52 AM

Hizbullah Leader Nasrallah Tells Bush To Shut Up

From YNet News

Hizbullah leader, responding to U.S. charges that Syria and Iran organized Muslim protests against Muhammad cartoons, says: 'We'll defend our prophet not just with our voices but with our blood. Muslims must continue to demonstrate until an apology is made'

Charm offensive? Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah, speaking in front of Shiite Muslims marking the holiday of Ashura, told U.S. President George Bush and Secretary of State Rice to 'Shut their mouths!'

Nasrallah told Muslims around the world to continue to protest against the cartoons on Islam's prophet Muhammad until an apology for their publication is made, and until Europe passes laws forbidding any insults of Muhammad.

"The defense of the prophet must continue around the world. Condoleezza Rice and Bush and all of the other despots should shut their mouths. We the Islamic ummah (Muslim nation) cannot tolerate in silence or show flexibility when they insult the prophet and our holy values. We will keep (the faith) as emissaries of Allah, not just with our voice but also with our blood," said Nasrallah.

On Wednesday evening, during a joint press conference with Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, Rice condemned the violent riots around the Muslim world, saying that Iran and Syria were going out of their way to inflame passions, using them for their aims, and that the world must confront them over the activities.

Iran totally denied the charges, with Iran's Vice President Isfandiar Rahim calling Rice's statements a "100 percent lie." Damascus has yet to respond to the comments.

This vile person also said this:

Al-Manar TV aired this speech on February 18 and 19, 2005
Hassan Nasrallah:"Israel is our enemy. This is an aggressive, illegal, and illegitimate entity, which has no future in our land. Its destiny is manifested in our motto: "Death to Israel, Death to America !"

Wild Thing's comment.......
I would love to see Condi put her hand on her hip, snap her fingeer, and say, "Now I KNOW you didn't just tell ME to shut up....."

Posted by Wild Thing at 12:52 AM | Comments (6)

February 09, 2006

Islam the Death Cult Member Offers Reward To Kill Cartoon Artist

Taliban offer 100kg gold for killing cartoonist
Thursday, February 09, 2006
Afghan Islamic Press

ISLAMABAD: A top Taliban commander on Wednesday offered a reward of 100 kilogrammes of gold to anyone who kills the artist responsible for cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), the Afghan Islamic Press (AIP) reported.

If someone killed the cartoonist responsible for the cartoons in Denmark, the “Taliban will give 100 kilogrammes of gold,” Mullah Dadullah said in a telephone call to AIP from an unknown location.

Dadullah also said that the Taliban would give five kilogrammes of gold to anyone who killed a Danish, Norwegian or German soldier, AIP said. AIP said that Dadullah was operating as chief commander of the Taliban waging an anti-government insurgency in Afghanistan. The agency quoted Dadullah as saying that the Taliban’s list of would-be suicide bombers had grown since the publication of the cartoons.

And this from ABC News online
Thursday, February 9, 2006

100 enlist for suicide attacks over cartoons, says Taliban

One hundred militants have enlisted to become suicide bombers in Afghanistan since the appearance of "blasphemous" cartoons of Prophet Mohammed, a top Taliban commander today.

Mullah Dadullah, one of the Taliban's most senior military commanders, said his Islamic extremist group had also offered a reward of 100 kilograms of gold to anyone who killed people responsible for the drawings.

"More than 100 mujahedin (holy warriors) have enlisted to carry out suicide attacks," the fugitive Dadullah told AFP by telephone from an unknown location.

The targets would be "infidels", said the commander, who is believed to be close to the Taliban's wanted leader Mullah Omar.

Dadullah said that the Taliban militia, which has been waging an insurgency in Afghanistan for the past four years, had strong support from the Al Qaeda network and good ties with militants in Iraq.

"We do have relations with Al Qaeda. We're one body. Al Qaeda funds our fightings. We're one body, brothers, and we've one common enemy," he said.

"We've good relations with Iraqi mujahedin and Al Qaeda mujahedin," he said, calling on other Muslims to join the fight against Western countries which he said had invaded the Islamic world.

The Taliban was in government between 1996 and 2001 before being ousted in an operation launched by the United States following the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Dadullah claimed the Taliban had defeated the US-backed Government of President Hamid Karzai on several fronts and was in control of several southern Afghanistan districts, which he did not name.

The militants have carried out regular attacks on foreign and pro-government targets, mainly in the south and east, despite the presence of nearly 30,000 foreign troops, two-thirds of them US-led forces tasked with hunting down militants.

Dadullah said some of the attackers involved in a spate of recent suicide blasts over recent months were foreigners but most of the insurgents were Afghans.

Wild Thing's comment.........
Burka Free Zone! Bite Me Dadullah!

Hey Dadullah your allah was a moon god!
Who is Muhammed that leads these sheep on? The man that started the cult of pedophilia, murder and theft ?

He was an immoral, criminal, and violent . The five oldest and most trusted Islamic sources don’t portray Muhammad as a
great and godly man. They reveal that he was a thief, liar, assassin, mass murderer, terrorist, warmonger, and an unrestrained sexual pervert engaged in pedophilia, incest, and rape. He authorized deception, assassinations, torture, slavery, and genocide. He was a pirate, not a prophet. According to the Hadith and the Qur’an, Muhammad and his henchmen plundered their way to power and prosperity.

And by putting the Qur’an in chronological order and correlating it with the context of Muhammad’s life as it was reported in the Sira, Sunnah and Hadith, we also find that Allah mirrored his prophet’s character. Muhammad’s god condoned immoral and criminal behavior. Allah boasts about being a terrorist.

He claims to have deceived men, to have stolen their property, to have enslaved women and children, to having committed
acts of murder, genocide, and sadistic tortures.

Islam a religion of Peace? I think NOT!

Posted by Wild Thing at 07:57 PM

The Sick Celebration Of Ashoura Day by Muslims ~ This is NOT Red Paint!

Knowing your enemy takes on a new meaning when one sees how they celebrate a holiday called
Ashoura Day

Iraqi Muslim Shiites re-enacts the martyrdom death of Imam al-Hussein, grandson of Prophet Mohammed, during the Ashura ritual ceremony in Baghdad's poor neighborhood of Sadr City. More than a million Shiites, many beating their heads with knives, marked the mourning ceremony of Ashura amid heavy Iraqi security presence to prevent stampedes and attacks.(AFP/Ali al-Saadi)

An Iraqi Shi'ite devotee gashes his head with a knife during an Ashura ritual ceremony

Men wearing white shrouds and waving swords above their heads

Some slapped chains across their backs until their clothes were soaked with blood, while others beat their heads with the flat side of long swords and knives until blood ran freely in a ritual of grief.

Some sliced their foreheads with the edge of a sword in a practice known as "al-Tatbeer" — meaning "sword" in Arabic — and beat themselves while chanting "Haider, Haider," a name by which Hussein's father, Ali, is known.

"Although it is a sad day, I am very happy because I took part in these head-beating processions," said 10-year-old Haider Abbas Salim, whose face was covered in blood. "Imam Hussein's martyrdom teaches us manhood and that we shouldn't fear anything."

Wild Thing's comment.......
Please feel free to visit my Terrorists Page at my website.

Posted by Wild Thing at 05:18 PM | Comments (3)

Putin Wants To Cozy Up To The Hamas & Says They Are NOT A Terrorists Group ~ UGH!

Putin says will invite Hamas to Moscow

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he intended to invite to Moscow the leaders of the Islamic militant group Hamas, which won Palestinian elections last month.

A senior official of Hamas said any such invitation would be accepted.

Maintaining our contacts with Hamas, we are ready in the near future to invite the Hamas authorities to Moscow to hold talks," Putin told a news conference in the Spanish capital Madrid where he was on a visit.

Hamas, considered a terrorist organization by the United States, won a crushing victory over the long-dominant Palestinian Fatah group in a January 25 election.

"We haven't considered Hamas a terrorist organization. Today we must recognize that Hamas has reached power in Palestine as a result of legitimate elections and we must respect the choice of the Palestinian people," Putin said, through a Spanish interpreter.

"I am deeply convinced that burning your bridges in politics is the simplest thing to do but it doesn't have much future. Based on this idea ... we haven't rushed to call any organization 'terrorist'," Putin said.

And this..............

In an interview with Spanish media, published today, Russian President Vladimir Putin reiterated his objection to suspending aid to the Palestinian Authority, regardless of the Hamas terrorist organization's position there. Putin is beginning a two-day state visit to Spain today.

Putin added that while Hamas is "considered as terrorist by the whole European community, [it] has assumed power in legitimate fashion." Unlike the EU and the US, Russia does not classify Hamas as a terrorist group."

Wild Thing's comment......
Hey Putin can we talk? Now look, the Hamas may have been voted in, but that does not take away the fact. get that FACT, that the Hamas is a terrorist group. And guess what Putin, they want you dead too just like the rest of us.
Once a KGB neo-Stalinist bolshie, always a KGB neo-Stalinist bolshie!

Posted by Wild Thing at 04:04 PM | Comments (2)

Muslims Only Using Cartoons to Riot ~ "Muslim Newspaper Ran Cartoons 4 Months Ago"

from WND

While Muslims across the world have rioted in the past week against countries whose newspapers have published cartoons of the prophet Muhammad, there was no uproar when the same caricatures were prominently displayed in an Islamic newspaper four months ago.

The images originating in Denmark's Jyllands-Posten in September were reportedly featured on the cover and inside pages of Egypt's al-Fagr (the Dawn) in October, during the holy month of Ramadan.

According to the Freedom for Egyptians blog, al-Fagr included the cartoons on the front cover and page 17 of its edition dated Oct. 17. The headline, when translated, is said to read: "Continued Boldness. Mocking the Prophet and his wife by Caricature."

To date, at least 10 people have been killed in Afghanistan alone from Muslim riots in connection with the cartoons, though protests have been taking place in many countries throughout Europe and the Mideast. Some 4,000 angry Muslims took to the streets of the Egyptian capital of Cairo this week, though there were no protests when al-Fagr published the images during Ramadan in October.

Wild Thing's comment..........
Every time a suicide bomber kills innocent people, the cartoon of the head and the bomb should be included with the story. IMO The world needs to stop making excuses for these freakazoids and the thnigs they do and want to do. There needs to be an IN YOUR FACE 24/7 with these Islamists.

Posted by Wild Thing at 11:45 AM

Local Marine Designs Facial Armor for Troops in Iraq


There's nothing else like it on the market currently. A local Marine who served in Iraq has designed a new facial armor system that could save lives. The equipment is already being tested in combat.

"There are a lot of facial injuries. I've had friends currently over there who have been injured in the face," said Ben Mahan, Mtek Weapon Systems.

Mahan is a Marine who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom. "After I got back from Iraq in 2003 I noticed we were lacking face protection. So I went out and tried to find facial armor or something I could take because I had to return back with my unit. I wasn't able to find anything," he said.

Since Mahan returned home, he's been working to design a facial armor system that would protect servicemen and women in combat. "I want to save lives. That's my goal," he said.

The "Predator" is a facial armor system made of Kevlar, the same material used in bulletproof vests. Mahan has spent the better part of two years perfecting it.

Wild Thing's comment.....
In VN I was told men would wear a flak jacket sometimes with ceramic plates.It was heavy as heck,but it was always possible it could save your butt. Kevlar,must be a tremendous improvement over steel. Most tank drivers drive with their head popped out of the tank. An M1 and it's crew was lost in Bagdad when it's driver was shot dead -- the tank drove off of a bridge an the other crew members died.

I am for anythig that will protect our troops and they do get a lot of head injuries. I wonder about wearing them in the tremendous heat in Iraq.It gets to 120 there in the wrm months.

He went to the manufacturer of the helmet. They wanted an exorbitant amount of money to even make molds and lay it up and stuff like that," said Vanch Mahan, Ben's dad and business manager at Mtek.

Mahan took the idea to Mark Scott at Prototype Development, a company that concentrates on developing ideas, not for the military, but for racecars.

"We get a lot of e-mails, a lot of ideas, and this one really jumped out as being something special," said Mark Scott, Prototype Development.

"Of course our background is in motor sports so we have years of experience crashing cars into the wall at Indianapolis and other places. So we've tried to take our motor sports approach into the body armor field with some very different ideas," said Scott.

"It's not saying that you're totally protected and aren't going to get injured but it's going to keep a lot of shrapnel from tearing off the lower extremities of your face," said Vance Mahan. "We've shot this with a 12-gauge shot gun from point-blank range which is about a meter or three feet. It stopped that. We've shot it with a 44-magnum point-blank range. It stopped that. We shot it with a .357 at point blank range and it stopped all of it."

The mask will attach to any existing government-issued military helmet. Mtek has already sent one over to Iraq. They’ve also designed a bulletproof visor. Now the trick is getting the government to see the same need they do.

Posted by Wild Thing at 12:45 AM | Comments (2)

February 08, 2006

The Free Jack Idema Blogburst

In concentrating on the gross injustice of the illegal imprisonment of U.S. Special Forces soldier Jack Idema, his right-hand man Brent Bennett and journalist Ed Caraballo, it’s possible to forget about Idema’s contribution to the WoT. This would be a mistake, as understanding what Jack does and how he thinks is an important part of the story.

So. In 2001, Jack Idema, then in his mid-forties, was enjoying retirement from the U.S. army. When 9/11 occurred, he contacted the military immediately and had himself placed back on the active service list and shipped out to Afghanistan. He arrived two weeks after the twin towers fell, with orders to organise air-drops supplying the Northern Alliance, who then controlled only the northern 10% of the country.

This was at the beginning of the two-month period in which a coalition of U.S. Special Forces, British SAS and Northern Alliance troops swept across the whole of Afghanistan, routing Al Qaeda and the Taliban.
Here’s Idema’s take on what it was like to participate in this action:

So Massoud’s forces, Buldock and some of the other guys like Captain Mark Mitch who was in Dostrum’s area up in the northwest of Afghanistan, they did a remarkable job, they really did. And quite frankly, it shocked the conventional forces and it shocked the Pentagon at how fast. This is the difference between Iraq and Afghanistan: 100,000 of Massoud’s mujahideen picked up weapons and stood next to us and fought. In Iraq not a single Iraqi picked up a weapon to fight the Iraq government. So there’s a huge difference here; this is a country that wanted liberation, I talk about Afghanistan, and they were willing to die for that liberation, and all they needed was our air support and our advice. And we gave it to them. The bombing started October 12th and on November 12th, Kabul fell. And after Kabul fell, we headed to Tora Bora and other places. I took one of the Northern Alliance groups into Tora Bora later on into Shahi Khot and Anaconda, and it was really a (cuts out) as far as an unconventional war.

It’s tremendously important we remember that without Special Forces troops like Jack Idema, the push to liberate Afghanistan would have been delayed by the months it would have taken to get conventional forces in place. Instead, the Taliban were removed from power with remarkable efficiency, and, compared to the losses conventional forces would have suffered, at the cost of remarkably few coalition lives.

This is why men like Jack Idema matter. See, no one would have blamed him if, after a long and distinguished career in the service of his country, he’d decided to leave the WoT to younger men. Instead, Idema fought hard to get back into the game, then harder still to capture and kill as many Islamist terrorists as he could. Moreover, when the first stage of the war was over, Jack elected to stay on in Afghanistan, working with the Northern Alliance in its efforts to ensure a stable and free society flourished there.
As this excerpt from a UPI report on the rescue of Afghan officials from an Islamist mob shows, this was and is important and necessary work:

The mob moved so quickly that the 100-200 policemen deployed near the airport could not move quickly enough to control the situation, according to Shergai. “Jack,” as the special advisor to the Afghan military is known, managed to rescue the President of Afghanistanís Ariana Airlines, Robullah Amain, who had escaped from the mob and was surrounded in a terminal office. Along with seven Afghan commandos, Jack rescued Amain, Haji Timor the airport manager and five others and escorted them to safety. An ISAF spokesmen claimed that a small team of British soldiers supposedly helped to save the national airline executive from certain death. Ariana President Robullah Amain confirmed that in reality, it was an American Green Beret and his Afghan soldiers. Karzai has made increasingly urgent calls during the past several days for an expansion of ISAF forces in Afghanistan. But the UN mandated European peace keeping mission is becoming increasingly discredited even in Kabul.

And yet. Idema remains stuck inside Pulacharke prison while the war he should be fighting, and, remarkably, still wants to fight rages on without him.

So what can we do? Well, anyone reading this with their own blog, and who believes the WoT still needs fighting, can sign up for the weekly Free Jack Idema Blogburst by emailing Cao or Rottweiler Puppy for details. I’d urge everyone to do this, as we’re still terribly short on takers. If you want to know more about the story, Cao’s Blog has a large section devoted to Jack Idema. There’s also a timeline here, and, of course, a huge amount of information is available over at SuperPatriots, without whose work none of us would have learned about Jack’s story.

The Free Jack Idema Blogroll:
* BIG DOGs blog
* Cao's blog
* Rottweiler Puppy blog
* Causes of Interest
* The Pink Flamingo Bar & Grill
* The Lone Voice
* Red Hot Cuppa Politics
* Kender's Musings
* Irate Nate
* The Devil's Kitchen
* Theodore's World
* Making Headlines
* Right For Scotland
* Freedom Folks
* The City Troll

Finally, PLEASE NOTE: The SuperPatriots and Jack images on this site are used with WRITTEN COPYRIGHT PERMISSION and any use by any third party is subject to legal action by SuperPatriots.US

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You can also contact the following people and make your feelings known:

You can also contact the following people and make your feelings known:

Secret US EMBASSY Fax: – 301-560-5729 (Local US Fax: Goes RIGHT TO Ambassador)
c/o US Ambassador Ronald Neuman
6180 Kabul Place
Dulles, VA 20189-6180

US Consul Russell Brown – 011-93-70201908 (Fired)

US Consul Addie Harchik- 011-93-70201908 (denied them water and mail at Thanksgiving)

US Embassy Translator Wahid – new – 011-93-70201902

US Embassy Translator Bashir Momman– 011-93-70201923

US Consul (friend of Jack’s Now fired) Dawn Schrepel– 011-93-70201908

Embassy of Afghanistan (Good guys, Northern Alliance)
2341 Wyoming Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008
Ph: 202-483-6410, Fax: no. 202-483-6488

Ambassador Massoud Khalili (wounded with Massoud)
Islamic State of Afghanistan
Embassy of Afghanistan
New Delhi, India

H.E. Said Tayeb JAWAD (Afghan Ambassador- powerful in US)
Embassy of Afghanistan in Washington
2341 Wyoming Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008
Tel: (+1-202) 483 6414
Fax: (+1-202) 483 9523

Mr. Jahed Hamrah, Consul General (pro-Taliban)
360 Lexington Avenue,
11th Floor New York,
New, York, NY 10017
Tel.: (+1-212) 972 2276 or 972 2277
Fax: (+1-212) 972 9046

Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld
Secretary of Defense
1000 Defense Pentagon – Room # 3E880
Washington, DC 20301-1000
Ph: (703) 692-7100
Fax: (703) 697-9080

Lt General William Boykin
Deputy Undersecretary
of Defense for Intelligence
1800 Defense Pentagon – Room # 3E836
Washington, DC 20301
Ph: (703) 697-0170
Private Fax: (703) 697-9080

Stephen Cambone
Principle Deputy Secretary for Intelligence
1800 Defense Pentagon – Room # 3E
Washington, DC 20310-0100

General Peter J. Shoomaker
Chief of Staff, Department of the Army
200 Army Pentagon – Room # 3E528
Washington, DC 20310-0200
Ph: (703) 695-2077 / Fax: (703) 614-5268

The Honorable John D. Negroponte
Director National Intelligence
New Executive Office Building
725 17th Street, N.W., Room 4203
Washington, DC 20503

The Committee
On Homeland Security
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515

Chairman Peter Hoekstra
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
H-405, U.S. Capitol
Washington, DC 20515-6415;
Office: (202) 225-4121 / Fax: (202) 225-1991
Toll Free: (877) 858-9040

Independent Expert of the Commission on Human Rights
On the Situation of Human Rights in Afghanistan
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
CH-1211 Geneva 10
Ph: +41(0)22 917 97 27 Fax: +41(0)22 917 90 18

Senator Steven Saland (Jack’s Rep and Neighbor)
9 Jonathan Lane
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Senator Elizabeth Dole (Jack’s Rep)
United States Senate
310 New Bern Avenue, Suite 122
Raleigh, NC 27601
Ph: 919.856.4630
Fax: 919.856.4053

Senator Elizabeth Dole (Jack’s Rep)
United States Senate
555 Dirksen Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Ph: 202.224.6342
Fax: 202.224.1100

Senator Richard Burr (of Interest)
United States Senate
217 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-3154 / Fax: (202) 228-2981

Senator Bill Nelson (in the fight on Jack’s Side)
United States Senate
Hart Senate Office Building
Room 716
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-5274 / Fax: 202-228-2183
FL Fax 407-872-7165

Senator Dianne Feinstein (Bennett’s Representative)
United States Senate
Hart Office Building, Room 331
Washington, D.C. 20510
(202) 224-3841

Representative Mike McIntyre (Jack’s Representative)
United States Congress
2437 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2731 / Fax (202) 225-5773

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (reference Captain Bennett- CA citizen)
State Capitol Building
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-445-2841 / Fax: 916-445-4633

Posted by Wild Thing at 11:47 PM | Comments (2)

Investigation Continues Into Saddam Tapes

Congress's Secret Saddam Tapes
By ELI LAKE - Staff Reporter of The Sun
February 7, 2006

The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence is studying 12 hours of audio recordings between Saddam Hussein and his top advisers that may provide clues to the whereabouts of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction.

The committee has already confirmed through the intelligence community that the recordings of Saddam's voice are authentic, according to its chairman, Rep. Peter Hoekstra of Michigan, who would not go into detail about the nature of the conversations or their context. They were provided to his committee by a former federal prosecutor, John Loftus, who says he received them from a former American military intelligence analyst.

The audio recordings are part of new evidence the House intelligence committee is piecing together that has spurred Mr. Hoekstra to reopen the question of whether Iraq had the biological, chemical, and nuclear weapons American inspectors could not turn up.

They were provided to his committee by a former Federal prosecutor, John Loftus, who says he received them from a former American military intelligence analyst.

Mr. Loftus will make the recordings available to the public on February 17 at the annual meeting of the Intelligence Summit, of which he is president.

Mr. Hoekstra is one of many who believe the question of what happened to Saddam's weapons of mass destruction is still unresolved. Last week Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld voiced similar doubts at the National Press Club. "We have not found them. We also have found a number of things we didn't imagine. We found a bunch of jet airplanes buried in Iraq. Who buries airplanes? I mean, really. So I don't know what we'll find in the months and years ahead. It could be anything," he said.

Wild Thing's comment.....
Stay tuned for Kennedy, Kerry, Leahy and the rest of the Terrorist Defense Tag-Team to scream that Saddam's rights have been violated.

Posted by Wild Thing at 01:47 AM | Comments (5)

Don't Let a Bunch of Whiny, Marxist Sycophants Lose This Thing

From NewsBusters......

U.S. Soldier to America: "Don't Let a Bunch of Whiny, Marxist Sycophants Lose This Thing"

Popular radio talk-show host Laura Ingraham is broadcasting from Iraq this week, and she has spent quite a bit of time talking with our fine troops.

On today's show (Tuesday, February 7, 2006), Laura talked with Major Doug Anderson, from Fairbanks, Alaska, and he had some words for those of us back home (audiotape on file):

"To the American people, I just wanted to say: Don't let a bunch of whiny, Marxist sycophants back home lose this thing."

Laura (in addition to countless listeners also, I'm sure) let out a loud "Yes!"

Amen! Thank you, Major Anderson! As we've seen in the past....remember this.....

Today Show: US Soldier in Iraq Zaps Media - "I'd Be Depressed Too If I Got my News from the Newspapers"

An unannounced trip to Iraq by Matt Lauer of Today Show -- one US soldier had a little surprise of his own for Today and the media at large.

Lauer interviewed a group of soldiers at Camp Liberty in Baghdad, and at one point asked about the state of morale. After getting two responses to the effect that morale was good, Lauer had this to say:

Don't get me wrong, I think you're probably telling the truth, but there might be a lot of people at home wondering how that could be possible with the conditions you're facing and with the insurgent attacks you're facing. "

Captain Sherman Powell nailed Lauer, the MSM and the anti-war crowd with this beauty:

"Well sir, I'd tell you, if I got my news from the newspapers also I'd be pretty depressed as well!"


God bless our brave men and women.

Posted by Wild Thing at 12:12 AM | Comments (9)

February 07, 2006

Muslims Picket 'Philadephia Inquirer' After It Runs Cartoon

Editor & Publisher

Published: February 07, 2006
10:00 AM ET updated 1:00 PM ET

NEW YORK On Saturday, the Philadelphia Inquirer became one of the first major U.S. papers to carry a drawing featuring Muhammad -- with a lit bomb stuck in his turban -- that have sparked riots abroad. On Monday, more than two dozen Muslims offended by that decision picketed the newspaper.

"It's disrespectful to us as a people," Asim Abdur-Rashid, an imam with the Majlis Ash'Shura, an umbrella group for mosques in the Delaware Valley, told the Inquirer for a story today. "It's disrespectful to our prophet to imply that he's a prophet of violence."

The group may call for a boycott and a further protest on Friday if the newspaper does not apologize.

But Bennett stood by the decision to publish the cartoon, saying it "is one of the things newspapers do to communicate directly with people" about issues important to all communities.

Few U.S. newspapers have reprinted the cartoon. The New York Times, in an editorial today, noted that it had not carried any of the cartoons and "much of the rest of the nation's news media have reported on the cartoons but refrained from showing them. That seems a reasonable choice for news organizations that usually refrain from gratuitous assaults on religious symbols, especially since the cartoons are so easy to describe in words."

Some newspapers have carried links to the cartoon images on their Web sites, however.

Wild Thing's comment....
I realize there are reactions to actions and in this case violent reactions to publishing the cartoons. However, unless the good guys, take a stand and ban together it shows weakness IMO. Of course it is personal choice but for me I would have to publish them. And t if I did have a newpape, I would publish them along with the ones that are hate filled against Jews. Christians and America. With dates of THEIRS to show they have been doing it for a very long time.

Posted by Wild Thing at 08:01 PM | Comments (4)

Bush Calls Danish PM With Support Regarding Cartoons

Tuesday, February 7, 2006; 11:08 AM

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush called Denmark's prime minister on Tuesday to voice support for the Nordic country, whose embassies are the target of violent protests over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad.

"I am happy to inform you that just a few minutes ago, President Bush called me to express support and solidarity with Denmark in the light of the violence against Danish and other diplomatic missions," said Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen.

"We agreed that the way ahead is through dialogue and tolerance, not violence," Rasmussen told a news conference.

Posted by Wild Thing at 07:05 PM

Iran Renames Danish Pastries and More On Pastry Wars

Iran has decided to rename Danish pastries "Mohammedan" pastry - a new twist in the crisis which has triggered protest by Muslims throughout the world against cartoons of Mohammed first published in Denmark. The name change recalls when some Americans started calling French fries, "Freedom fries" to protest France's opposition to the United States-led invasion of Iraq.

Iran has recalled its ambassador from Copenhagen, and on Tuesday announced a halt to all imports of Danish products. Demonstrators in Tehran on Tuesday attacked the Danish embassy with stones and petrol bombs, the second such assault in two days.

Hot cross buns too offensive for school

A school in the United Kingdom has banned traditional hot cross buns for fear the religious symbol drawn on the top of each roll might offend some students.

Hot cross buns are normally served during the Easter season, especially on Good Friday. Without the white cross drawn with icing, the treat is just a plain currant bun.

Wild Thing's comment......
Of course, the "mohammedan" pastries immediately slaughtered the "hot cross buns"!
Will these be next?

* Michelle Malkin

Posted by Wild Thing at 06:47 PM | Comments (2)

Iran's Khamenei: The Danish Cartoons Are a Zionist Plot


The supreme authority in Iran, the chief cleric Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, declared on Tuesday that the cartoons of Islam's Muhammad published in Europe, which have caused an ongoing and violent uproar in the Muslim world, are a Zionist plot against Islam. The cartoons were Israel's response to the Islamic Hamas movement's recent electoral win in the Palestinian Authority, according to Khamenei.

The Associated Press reports that Khamenei told a radio audience that the cartoons are a "conspiracy by Zionists who were angry because of the victory of Hamas." He was speaking at a ceremony in honor of Iran's air force for its role in bringing the Islamists to power in Iran.

Wild Thing's comment.....
Well that makes tons of sense.....NIOT. The cartoons were first printed in October 2005, Hamas didn't win 'til last month. Europe is only beginning to awaken to their PC/multicultural nightmare and already there are leftists out there calling for censure, rather than fighting for Free Speech.

Posted by Wild Thing at 12:44 PM | Comments (4)

Operation Iraqi Freedom Watches Super Bowl XL

U.S. Air Force airmen deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom watch Super Bowl XL, which aired at Ali Base, Iraq, Feb. 6, 2006. The airmen are assigned to the 407th Air Expeditionary Group. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Valerie Smith

A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker crew at Manas Air Base, Kyrgyzstan, disagrees with the referees after the Pittsburgh Steeler's first touchdown during Super Bowl XL, in which the Steelers played against the Seattle Seahawks. Airmen here said they were disappointed to miss the Super Bowl parties at home, but glad to be on the ground for the game. The crew is assigned to the 4th Airlift Squadron, McChord Air Force Base, Wash. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Lara Gale

U..S. Air Force airmen and U.S. Army soldiers deployed to Manas Air Base, Kyrgyzstan, take turns in a football toss contest during Super Bowl XL halftime, Feb. 6, 2006, racking up points for the big prize -- a portable DVD player. The airmen are assigned to the 376th Air Expeditionary Wing. U.S. Air Force photo Staff Sgt. Lara Gale

Deployed U.S. Air Force Reservists assigned to the 911th Airlift Wing, Pittsburgh, celebrate the Pittsburgh Steelers victory over the Seattle Seahawks during Super Bowl XL, Feb. 6, 2006, at Manas Air Base, Kyrgyzstan. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Lara Gale

U.S. Army Spc. Andrea Hicks (front), a member of the Maine Army National Guard and currently attached to the 152nd Maintenance Company, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, cheers her team on as the Pittsburgh Steelers roll to a 21-20 victory over the Seattle Seahawks at Super Bowl XL in Detroit, Mich. Soldiers gathered at 2:30 a.m. Feb 6, 2006, to watch the live telecast at the 4th Infantry Division's dining facility at Camp Liberty, Iraq. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Mary Mott

As the clock ticks a few minutes past 4 a.m. in Iraq, Feb 6, 2006, dedicated football fan U.S. Army Spc. John Danko cheers on the Pittsburgh Steelers as they wear down the Seattle Seahawks on their way to a 21-10 victory in Superbowl XL in Detroit, Mich. Danko, a native of Uniontown, Pa., is serving in Iraq with the 4th Infantry Division's Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Special Troops Battalion. Troops were able to view the game from the Camp Liberty dining facility. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Mary Mott

Wild Thing's comment......
I love these photos and I am thrilled that some of our troops got to see the Superbowl! I was disappointed though because I thought that maybe, just maybe during half time someone would say something like HI we are linked to Iraq and Thank you Troops!!! So we can do it here.

Thank you Troops and all our Military! We owe you big time!
Stay safe and know there are millions of us that appreciate all you do!....
from everyone here at Theodore's World blog
and all that are here too.

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February 06, 2006

Very Baghdad Bob-ish

Yep. here he is again, Hamas leader, Khaled Mashaal, just spouting away

The Nation of Islam Will Sit at the Throne of the World and the West Will Be Full of Remorse

For the full text go here.... Memri org

Hamas Leader Khaled Mash'al at a Damascus Mosque: The Nation of Islam Will Sit at the Throne of the World and the West Will Be Full of Remorse – When it's Too Late.

We Say to This West... By Allah, You Will Be defeated"

Khaled Mash'al: "We apologize to our Prophet Muhammad, but we say to him: Oh Prophet of Allah, do not be saddened, your nation will be victorious.

"We say to this West, which does not act reasonably, and does not learn its lessons: By Allah, you will be defeated. You will be defeated in Palestine, and your defeat there has already begun. True, it is Israel that is being defeated there, but when Israel is defeated, its path is defeated, those who call to support it are defeated, and the cowards who hide behind it and support it are defeated. Israel will be defeated, and so will whoever supported or supports it.

"America will be defeated in Iraq. Wherever the [Islamic] nation is targeted, its enemies will be defeated, Allah willing. The nation of Muhammad is gaining victory in Palestine. The nation of Muhammad is gaining victory in Iraq, and it will be victorious in all Arab and Muslim lands. 'Their multitudes will be defeated and turn their backs [and flee].' These fools will be defeated, the wheel of time will turn, and times of victory and glory will be upon our nation, and the West will be full of remorse, when it is too late.

Wild Thing's comment.........
You know, if they would eliminate about 3,462 "praise Allahs" it would get to the point quicker.

"We say to this West, which does not act reasonably "..........Ya, right, burning buildings and rioting over a f'ing cartoon is acting reasonably. Keep stoking that which gets us Americans ready to fight you idiots. We are going to kick some more raghead a@@ here shortly.

Is everybody over there insane? They are burning and killing because of a cartoon? They don't allow the practice of other religions in their countries? They treat women as property? On the annual trips to Mecca, thousands are trampeled to death almost every year? They live in caves with camels? The men have sex with goats?

And Islam qualifies as a civilization? By whose definition?

Hint: The reason there are no Arabs on Star Trek is ... because its in the future. heh heh

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Iran Tells Nuke Agency to Remove Cameras

Yahoo News

VIENNA, Austria - Iran has told the International Atomic Energy Agency to remove surveillance cameras and agency seals from sites and nuclear equipment that go beyond minimal commitments to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty by mid-February, the IAEA said Monday.

In a confidential report to the IAEA's 35 board member nations dated Monday and made available to The Associated Press, agency head Mohamed ElBaradei said Iran also announced a sharp reduction in the number and kind of inspections IAEA experts will be allowed, effective immediately.

Wild Thing's comment.........
Jimmy Carter is the reason Iran is what it is today.

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Interpol Launches Global Alert for Escaped Terrorists


WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2006 – The International Criminal Police Organization, known as Interpol, issued a worldwide alert yesterday for 23 prison escapees, including 13 convicted al Qaeda terrorists, according to an Interpol news release.
The criminals escaped last week from a Yemen jail. They include Jamal al-Badawi, a terrorist convicted of masterminding the Oct. 12, 2000, bombing of the USS Cole in Aden, Yemen, news reports said. Terrorists pulled alongside the anchored Cole and detonated an explosive-loaded boat. The blast killed 17 U. S. sailors and wounded 39 others. The two terrorists in the boat also were killed.

Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman today told reporters he'd seen reports about the terrorists' escape. The U. S. State Department, he said, is among the agencies involved in the matter.
"Interpol is a law enforcement-type organization," Whitman said. "Clearly, the United States government works in a collaborative way with nations across the globe. "

Interpol, with headquarters in Lyon, France, has 184 participating nations, including the United States.

"Al Qaeda terrorists have been deemed a serious threat to the entire world community by the U. N. Security Council, by Interpol, and by a wide range of countries," Interpol Secretary-General Ronald K. Noble stated in his organization's news release. "Their escape cannot be considered an internal problem for Yemen, alone. "

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Evil Muslims Protests Lead to Deaths

Afghan protesters burn a Danish flag after cartoons depicting caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed were published.

Two killed in Afghan anti-cartoon protest
ABC News Online

Two protesters killed in Afghanistan are believed to be the first deaths associated with the publication of cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed. Protests have flared across parts of Afghanistan in recent days, as they have in many Muslim countries.

Hundreds turned out in the eastern Afghan city of Mihtarlam and shouted "death to Denmark" and "death to France".

But when a police a station was targeted, police fired at the demonstrators and one person was killed at the scene.

Another died after being taken to a hospital in the nearby city of Jalalabad.

There have also been protests in Kabul.

Hundreds of people also protested in the southern capital, Kandahar, shouting "death to the enemies of Islam, long life to Islam", an AFP correspondent said.

Death toll rises..........
Four killed in cartoon protests
BBC News

Four people have died as demonstrations against cartoons satirising the Prophet Muhammad intensify.
Three people were killed when police in Afghanistan fired on protesters after a police station came under attack, a government spokesman said.

In Somalia, a 14-year-old boy was shot dead and several others were injured after protesters attacked the police.

Monday's deaths were thought to be the first, but officials in Lebanon have now confirmed that a demonstrator died on Sunday after jumping from the third floor of the Danish embassy in Beirut to escape a fire.

Wild Thing's comment......
So it begins and of course we all know this is only the beginning. With these people there is no end to their violence.

Should the cartoons not have been published? I say YES they should have been published. When a bully gets away with being a bully they do not stop, they get stronger. When the Arab cartoons attacked what happened on 9-11 and attacked the Jews and Christians, President Bush and our troops. Well, this is my opinion, but if they dish it out they better be ready to take it. That does not mean I am naive to think they will sit by and take it as the world has done for a long time in response to the cartoons they (the Arabs etc.) have done.

But we as a people, and our Government and the world needs to stand together as one huge force and say NO to the terrorists, fight back and let them know we will not take their crap anymore. That we will not take their threats, their beheadings, and their terrorism any longer. They are NOT going to rule the world as they keep repeating.

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Amnesty International Just LOVES Terrorists

Close Guantanamo, Amnesty urges
from Herald Sun
Feb. 6,2006

Statements from the article.........

AMNESTY International has renewed its call for the US to close its Guantanamo Bay detention facility and try or release the prisoners held there.

"The US detention centre at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is condemning thousands across the world to a life of suffering, torment and stigmatisation," the London-based rights group said in a statement accompanying a report.

Citing complaints from inmates of mistreatment and abuse, Amnesty also appealed to Washington to "close Guantanamo and open up all US detention facilities to independent scrutiny", and to investigate allegations of torture.

US President George W. Bush insisted last month that the prisoners were being treated "humanely".

"Guantanamo is a necessary part of protecting the American people. And so long as the war on terror goes on, and so long as there's a threat, we will inevitably need to hold people that would do ourselves harm," he said.

Wild Thing's comment......

I call for sending terrorist sympathizers to Guantanamo.

So they want to see more of these people back on the streets. Makes a person feel all warm and fuzzy.

Remember how we read about these facts below, I guess that the Amnesty International does not care about the truth! Screw you Amnesty International!!!!

-Not one of these illegal enemy combatant detainee's
who came from Afghanistan had a Qur'an in his
possession when captured

-A brand new Qur'an in the specific, native language
of each individual was provided to each "enemy combatant".

-Each illegal enemy combatant detained at Guantanamo is
given three nutritious halal meals (culturally-appropriate and
in accordance with Islamic dietary law) per day. The meals
include all optional condiments.

-Each illegal enemy combatant detainee receives Muslim feast
meals at special times in accordance with Muslim feasts and holy
periods during the year.

-Each illegal enemy combatant detainee has unrestricted access
to Muslim Imams and religious instruction

-Each illegal enemy combatant detainee has a Quibla, a large
green and white sign in his cell which points toward Mecca.

-Each illegal enemy combatant detainee hears Islamic loudspeaker
calls to prayer five times daily.

-Each illegal enemy combatant detainee received a brand new
Muslim prayer cap.

-Each illegal enemy combatant detainee received a brand new
prayer rug

-Each illegal enemy combatant detainee received brand new
Islamic prayer beads.

- Each illegal enemy combatant detainee
received Islamic holy oil.

Each illegal enemy combatant had ALL of this done and paid
for him at US taxpayer expense and this is far, far in excess of
requirements delineated by Geneva Convention Cat. III protocols
on the treatment of Prisoners of War.

[Copyright 2005 Sean Osborne, Northeast Intelligence Network)

Posted by Wild Thing at 12:28 AM | Comments (6)

February 05, 2006

Jamal al-Badawi Mastermind of The USS Cole Bombing Escapes

Interpol: USS Cole Attack Planner Escapes

LYON, France - A man considered a mastermind of the USS Cole bombing that killed 17 sailors in a Yemeni port in 2000 was among 23 people who escaped from a Yemen prison last week, Interpol said Sunday.

The international police agency issued an "urgent global security alert" for those who escaped Friday from the prison via a tunnel. It called the escapees "dangerous individuals."

A Yemen security official announced the escape of convicted al-Qaida members Friday but did not provide details.

Interpol said in a statement that at least 13 of the 23 escapees were convicted al-Qaida fighters, who escaped via a 140-yard-long tunnel "dug by the prisoners and co-conspirators outside."

Yemeni officials confirmed to Interpol that a man considered a mastermind of the Cole attack, identified as Jamal al-Badawi, was among those who escaped.

Al-Badawi was among those sentenced to death in September 2004 for plotting the USS Cole attack. Two suicide bombers blew up an explosives-laden boat next to the destroyer as it refueled in the Yemeni port of Aden on Oct. 12, 2000.

Wild Thing's coment.........
I have to wonder if once his sentence came down, lilke it says in article below from Cairo, "This is the first time anyone has been sentenced to death in Yemen for an act of terrorism. " as of last Sept.2004......... The Epoch Times.......if that is when they started the tunnel. Just a thought anyway.

CAIRO - A court in Yemen has sentenced two al-Qaida members to death for the 2000 bombing of the U.S. Navy destroyer Cole. The attack killed 17 U.S. sailors. This is the first time anyone has been sentenced to death in Yemen for an act of terrorism.

Posted by Wild Thing at 10:48 AM | Comments (13)

February 04, 2006

Iran Sent To Bed Without Dinner

And so it begins...........

IAEA Reports Iran to U.N. Security Council

The U.N. nuclear watchdog Saturday reported Iran to the U.N. Security Council in a resolution expressing concern that Tehran's nuclear program may not be "exclusively for peaceful purposes."

Iran retaliated immediately, saying it would resume uranium enrichment at its main plant instead of in Russia.

Wild Thing's comment.....
Prayer for our Troops, Pray for our country. We may be in another fight....Iraq and Iran

Posted by Wild Thing at 11:18 AM | Comments (6)

Muslim Reaction To Jylland Posten Cartoons ~ Feel The Love




British Muslims burn a Danish flag during a demonstration outside the Danish embassy over the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, in London February 3, 2006. The cartoons, which first appeared in a Danish newspaper, have sparked outrage across the Islamic world, although Britain's normally provocative newspapers have so far refused to publish them. REUTERS/Mike Finn-Kelcey




Sky News “Massacre Those Who Insult Islam!”
Hundreds of Muslims have staged angry protests in London following the publication of cartoons satirising the prophet Mohammed.

Scores waved placards bearing angry messages, one declaring: “Behead the one who insults the prophet”. Others said: “Free speech go to hell” and “Europe: Your 9/11 will come”.


Arab News..........
"This week, we witnessed the power of the Islamic and Arab worlds to bring a Western nation virtually to its knees."



Ex-president Bill Clinton ..... winning high praise throughout the Arab world for his recent comments condemning anti-Muslim bias and urging dialogue with Hamas Clinton took pains to condemn a series of cartoons appearing in European newspapers that parodied the Islamic prophet Mohammed, calling them "appalling."

Qatar's leading English daily newspaper, The Peninsula, devoted an entire story to an interview with a female Egyptian lawyer who had become a virtual Clinton groupie.

"I am in Doha for the first time and it is here that I met Clinton," Dr. Nariman Abdel Kader told the paper. "A photographer was taking pictures of Clinton and I was standing nearby. The president saw me and asked me to come closer and pose along [with him]. I was so excited. I told him I was a lawyer too, and he laughed and shook hands me."

"I have photographs taken with Kofi Annan and the president of Portugal but have never been as excited as I am now after having met Clinton," she gushed, before adding, "We like him. All Arabs like him. But I hate George Bush and all Arabs hate him."

Islamist organizations all over the world are issuing threats towards Europeans. The Islamist terrorist group Hizbollah announced that it is preparing suicide attacks in Denmark and Norway.


And other places in the world.............

Palestinians Protest

Indonesians Protest

Iranians Protest

Egyptians Protest

Iraqis Protest


Wild Thing's comment.......
Seems to me they are proving the point of the cartoons!! Loving, peaceful people...NOT! There's no dealing with these people. ISLAM is a cult, a death cult.

Posted by Wild Thing at 01:27 AM | Comments (13)

Brothers Re-enlist on Mom’s Birthday

Brothers, Brandon and Jeff Lloyd, both staff sergeants in the U.S. Army, re-enlist on their mother’s birthday in Baghdad, Iraq

BAGHDAD, Iraq, Feb. 2, 2006 — On a bright winter’s day in eastern Baghdad, two brothers re-enlisted for love of country, love of the Army … and love of their mom back home in Alabama.

Staff Sgt. Brandon Lloyd, two years older than Staff Sgt. Jeff Lloyd, hosted his brother at Forward Operating Base Rustamiyah at the 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 506th Regimental Combat Team headquarters Jan. 28.
Jeff’s commander, platoon leader, and platoon sergeant traveled with him from Camp Liberty to witness the joint oath of office.

While Brandon is the older brother, Jeff enlisted in the Alabama National Guard before his brother joined the military. Jeff later enlisted in the active duty Army.

Subsequently Jeff sustained serious injuries in Operation Iraqi Freedom while serving with 1st Cavalry Division in the Baghdad area more than a year ago.

With the love of his family, Jeff recovered and returned to the freedom fight.

The brothers stood together proudly, as 1st Lt. Sangdo Choi, Brandon’s platoon leader, led them in the re-enlistment oath.
“It is nice to see my brother and hard to describe how much it means to me to re-enlist with Brandon,” said Jeff.

Brandon went on to describe how they remain close from growing up together in the small town of Semmes, Ala., near Mobile. They relied upon and supported each other then and they still do, the brothers said.

Just two weeks ago, Brandon volunteered to provide medical coverage so he could visit his brother at the convoy’s turn-around point.

Jeff serves as a mechanic supervisor for 10th Brigade Support Battalion, 10th Mountain Division, based at Fort Drum, N.Y. His unit is currently stationed at Camp Victory near the international airport, while Brandon is based out of Fort Campbell, Ky. and currently deployed to the Currahee Cav.

Brandon re-enlisted for five years and Jeff for six, and each received a sizable bonus. Brandon also received current station stabilization money, which he says helped him and his wife, Deanna, decide on future plans.

“I’m saving to buy a house with my wife,” said Brandon. “My mom is in real estate, and we hope she can help us find the right place.”

Single brother Jeff said, “I’ll pay a few debts and fix up my ’79 Dodge hot rod truck.”

The brothers know that their mother back home has mixed feelings about them being in Iraq together. “We re-enlisted on Mom’s birthday on purpose,” said Brandon.

“She understands that as noncommissioned officers, we want and need to be here. She knows we both love the military and our country.”The Lloyds hope to see each other a few more times while serving in Iraq. They know that trust as brothers, and their oath as noncommissioned officers in the Army, will keep them going strong.

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F-35 Joint Strike Fighter


Maj. Don Borchelt flies the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft simulator here. The simulator demonstrates the advanced capabilities of the F-35 -- the joint fighter of the 21st century. Major Borchelt is from the Headquarters Pacific Air Force advanced programs office.
(U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Shane A. Cuomo)

HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, Hawaii -- While the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is still in development, Airmen are getting a "sneak peek" at the future of air superiority thanks to a unique simulator.

The Lockheed Martin Corporation’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, or JSF, pilot interface simulator is demonstrating the fighter’s capabilities to some pilots here.

"It is very close (to the real thing). The system that we are showing right now has already been tested on different platforms," said Clyde Bellinger, Joint Strike Fighter pilot interface representative for Lockheed Martin. "It’s going to have fantastic capabilities. What we are showing, as far as the demonstrator is concerned, should be very close to what’s going to be on the actual aircraft."

The new fighter is expected to deliver unmatched advantages to U.S. and coalition forces.

The Air Force expects to purchase 1,763 F-35s to complement the F-22A Raptor and replace the F-16 Fighting Falcon as an air-to-ground strike aircraft. The fighter has a large internal weapons bay and gun. It also has an improved internal fuel capability, infrared sensors and a laser designator. It also carries larger payloads for greater distances and it is capable of better thrust and 9-G maneuvering.

The F-35’s design includes specific advances and combinations of leading-edge technologies never before incorporated in a single aircraft, which the simulator demonstrates to the pilots. For example, pilots can select interchangeable windows on the flat panel cockpit display to provide unprecedented pilot tactical situation awareness.

Maj. Don Borchelt flies the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter simulator here. The simulator demonstrates the advanced capabilities of the F-35 -- the joint fighter of the 21st century. Major Borchelt is from the Headquarters Pacific Air Force advanced programs office.
(U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Shane A. Cuomo)

All these advances are designed for one purpose -- improving the pilot’s capabilities.

"The main thing the JSF does is decrease the pilot's workload. It presents all the information into one easily digestible format that the pilot can know exactly what is going on without having to do a lot of switch actuations," Major Borchelt said.

And while the joint fighter of tomorrow is still in production, today’s pilots now have a chance to experience the Air Force’s future transformation into a more agile, streamlined and lethal force thanks to an F-35 simulator.

"It is obviously a new airplane," Major Borchelt said. The major is one of the pilots who flew the simulator here. "It brings together a bunch of things that weren’t available previously. All these things are going to make a fighter more survivable -- all of that is good."

Posted by Wild Thing at 12:01 AM | Comments (2)

February 03, 2006

Do NOT Put A Civilized Face On These Killers

The ultimate thing is America nor Israel will never be able to make peace with someone who does not value "life" and blows themself up period. The bottom line is, this is war and they want Jews and Christians dead.

To deal with Hamas is to deny history. Dealing with Hamas would lead to the genocide. That is the destruction of Israel and the anihilation of the Israelites. It would appear possible for a band of radicals to achieve what nations have not. Hamas will allow Hizbollah and Iran free access to the Israeli borders.

Along with the historical examples of Hitler, Mao, Stalin, Pol Pot, etc. we have the words and actions of Hamas.

Here is a sample of the views of Hamas leader, Khaled Mashaal, who lives in exile in Syria. He said the new army will include members of the groups’ armed wing and would "defend our people against aggression,” reiterating HAMAS' refusal to recognize Israel.

"Our battle is with two sides, one of them is the strongest power in the world, the United States, and the second is the strongest power in the region (Israel)..." He went on to call of for an Arab-Muslim alliance against these two enemies.


Wild Thing's comment.....
Prayers for America, for Israel and for our Military!

Posted by Wild Thing at 07:47 PM | Comments (2)

Air Force Officer MIA from Vietnam War is Identified

I will never forget....never!
For 36 years and one month I have prayed every day
that our POW's and MIA's would come home.
I will never stop

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing in action from the Vietnam War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors.

He is Col. Eugene D. Hamilton
of Opelika, Ala.
Final arrangements for his funeral have not been set.

On Jan. 31, 1966, Hamilton was flying an armed reconnaissance mission over North Vietnam when his F-105D ‘Thunderchief’ was hit by enemy ground fire over Ha Tinh province. His mission was part of a larger operation, known as Operation Rolling Thunder, which attacked air defense systems and the flow of supplies along the Ho Chi Minh Trail.

Airborne searches for his crash site that day were unsuccessful. A radio broadcast from Hanoi reported an F-105 had been shot down but did not provide any details.

Between July 1993 and November 2000, joint U.S.-Vietnam teams, led by the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC), conducted four investigations and one excavation searching for the pilot and his plane.

An investigation team in March 2000 learned from a Vietnamese villager that an area excavated in 1997 was not the location of the pilot’s burial. A second location was then excavated in August and September 2000, which did yield aircraft wreckage, personal effects and human remains.

In 2004, three Vietnamese citizens turned over to a JPAC team remains they had found at the same crash site a year earlier.

In late May 2005, the JPAC team recovered fragments of possible human remains and life support equipment from the 2000 crash site. Personal effects found there also included a leather nametag with the name “HAMILTON” partially visible on it.

JPAC scientists and Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory specialists used mitochondrial DNA as one of the forensic tools to help identify the remains. Laboratory analysis of dental remains also confirmed his identity.

Of those Americans unaccounted-for from all conflicts, 1,807 are from the Vietnam War, with 1,382 of those within the country of Vietnam. Another 839 Americans have been accounted-for in Southeast Asia since the end of the war, with 599 from Vietnam.

What is JPAC?
Mission and History The Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC), located on the island of Oahu in Hawaii, was activated on Oct. 1, 2003. JPAC’s mission is to achieve the fullest possible accounting of all Americans missing as a result of our nation’s previous conflicts. Our highest priority is the return of any living Americans that remain prisoners of war.

JPAC was created from the merger of the 30 year old U.S. Army Central Identification Laboratory, Hawaii, and the 11 year old Joint Task Force - Full Accounting. This 425-person organization, commanded by a flag officer, is committed and dedicated to bringing home the nation’s service members and civilians who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Worldwide Mission

The Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command's (JPAC) mission is to achieve the fullest possible accounting of all Americans missing as a result of the nation's past conflicts. JPAC personnel search for, recover and identify remains of Americans unaccounted-for from the Persian Gulf War, the Vietnam War, the Cold War, the Korean War and World War II. JPAC also performs other humanitarian missions as directed.

World War II recovery operations typically consist of teams deploying to such places as Europe, Papua New Guinea, China, the Pacific Islands, and many other locations where American service members are still missing. There are more than 78,000 American service members unaccounted for from World War II. Since 1973, the JPAC has identified and returned to their families more than 1,170 American servicemen formerly listed as unaccounted for from previous wars.

Until They ALL Come Home

Until they all come home
We watch and wait
Young and old, black and white
So far away, they're sent to fight

Until they all come home
We wear our ribbons to show our pride
And let them know we are on their side

Until they all come home
We pray for peace
Throughout the land
Protect them all, on sea and sand
Until they all come home

By James Withrow
Rolling Thunder

Until they ALL come home


Please feel free to visit my POW MIA page's

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NAACP Chairman Compares GOP To Nazis


Civil rights activist and NAACP Chairman Julian Bond delivered a blistering partisan speech at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina last night, equating the Republican Party with the Nazi Party and characterizing Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and her predecessor, Colin Powell, as "tokens."
"The Republican Party would have the American flag and the swastika flying side by side," he charged.

Calling President Bush a liar, Bond told the audience at the historically black institution that this White House's lies are more serious than the lies of his predecessor's because Clinton's lies didn't kill people.

We now find ourselves refighting old battles we thought we had already won," he said. "We have to fight discrimination whenever it raises its ugly head."

Wild Thing's comment.......
Julian Bond, Julian Bond, didn't he used to be somebody? Hahaha What a moron. Bond is a punk. So is Belafonte. They're `60s throwbacks. OK Julian, you are definitely off the NAACP Kwanzaa list! My bad!

Bond told the audience at the historically black institution that this White House's lies are more serious than the lies of his predecessor's because Clinton's lies didn't kill people. (hmmmm shall we ask Vince Foster and several others that are DEAD????)

Hey Julian, Walter Williams, Tom Sowell, J.C. Watts, Clarence Thomas......All Brilliant. All Black. All mainstream American conservatives.

He referred to former Attorney General John Ashcroft as J. Edgar Ashcroft. He compared Bush's judicial nominees to the Taliban.

The talk so infuriated at least one black family in attendance among the 900 in the auditorium that they got up and walked out in protest.

"He went on and on name calling," said Lee Wilson. "I walked out in the middle of his speech with my wife and three kids"

The harsh partisan rhetoric from Bond should not have surprised anyone who has followed him in recent years.

In July 2001, Bond said, "[Bush] has selected nominees from the Taliban wing of American politics, appeased the wretched appetites of the extreme right wing, and chosen Cabinet officials whose devotion to the Confederacy is nearly canine in its uncritical affection."

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Carter Never Met A Terrorist He Did Not Like

(CNN) --

Hamas deserves to be recognized by the international community, and despite the group's militant history, there is a chance the soon-to-be Palestinian leaders could turn away from violence, former President Jimmy Carter said Wednesday.

Carter, who monitored last week's Palestinian elections in which Hamas handily toppled the ruling Fatah, added that the United States should not cut off aid to the Palestinian people, but rather funnel it through third parties like the U.N.

"If you sponsor an election or promote democracy and freedom around the world, then when people make their own decision about their leaders, I think that all the governments should recognize that administration and let them form their government," Carter said.

"If there are prohibitions -- like, for instance, in the United States, against giving any money to a government that is controlled by Hamas -- then the United States could channel the same amount of money to the Palestinian people through the United Nations, through the refugee fund, through UNICEF, things of that kind," he added.

Carter expressed hope that "the people of Palestine -- who already suffer ... under Israeli occupation -- will not suffer because they are deprived of a right to pay their school teachers, policemen, welfare workers, health workers and provide food for people."

Wild Thing's comment...........
Palestine???? WTF where is Palestine???? ROTFL There is NO Palestine.

The freak of all freaks chimes in with his worthless opinion. Give the Hamas a chance? A chance to kill more Israelis? A chance to kill Americans? There already are groups here in the USA that are sending money to the Hamas and other terrorists groups, funding them to help blow us up and attack Israel. Isn't that bad enough??Screw Hamas! What a disgrace is Jimmy Carter. Every time he opens his mouth, I feel so ashamed that he was born in this country, and worse yet, that he was once President. He has been a traitor to this Nation time and time again.

Former President Carter was an utter failure when in office. Remember the attempt to rescue the American hostages - a resigning matter if ever there was one. Why is he accorded such respect, especially when he expresses the opinions he does? He achieved nothing noteworthy and his best course of action would be to remain silent, allowing the rest of us to forget that he ever held high office.

Carter also expressed his belief in Palestinian President (and avowed holocaust denier) in fact, Carter called him a "person of integrity."

Just leave America will ya! ?!?! You can go away with Harry Belefonte how about that?

Here ya go Jimmy the jerk, this ones for you....


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Wounded Vets Super Bowl-bound

A hand full of Super Bowl XL tickets, with a street-value close to $250,000, will be given to injured Marines who served in operations Enduring Freedom or Iraqi Freedom who are now recovering in hospitals or working in the National Capitol Region. The tickets were donated by the Cleveland Browns. Photo by: Cpl. Justin P. Lago

A few dozen combat-wounded leathernecks recovering in National Capital Region hospitals are bound for Detroit to attend the biggest sports event of the year.

The Cleveland Browns organization, in unity with the National Football League, has donated 50 Super Bowl tickets to Marine veterans who received combat injuries while serving in Iraq or Afghanistan.

The block of tickets, which has a street value of nearly $250,000, was given to Manpower and Reserve Affairs to be disseminated to the Marines in the region who meet the medical criteria for attending to the game.

“Our biggest challenge was to remain faithful to the specifics of the Cleveland Browns organization criteria for choosing who can go,” said Maj. Francis Piccoli, Marine 4 Life public affairs officer. “We narrowed it down to 33 injured Marines who are on an in-patient status in the National Capital Region who met all the specific requirements. We have to give the tickets to those folks who can physically go and don’t require constant medical attention.”

The NFL will officially recognizing the Marines’ presence with an announcement during the nationally broadcast football championship.

Anyone watching the Super Bowl during that first break will see the United States Marine Corps,” said Piccoli. “The community relations tie-in gives us the opportunity to inform a worldwide audience of Marines who have served their country and served it well.”

“It’s exciting to be able to go to the Super Bowl,” said Cpl. Alexander Sidles, an administration clerk with Marine Corps Combat Development Com-mand. Sidles is one of two Marine veterans recovering aboard Quantico who has been nominated for a seat at the game, which will feature the American Football Conference champion Pittsburg Steelers squaring off with the National Football Conference champions Seattle Seahawks.

“I know that we will all be well taken care of while we are traveling to the game and while we are there,” Sidles added. “I know there are 50 of us going to the game but there are many more people working behind the scenes to make this happen for us. We just don’t see that, and I appreciate it.”

Each Marine attending the trip will be provided with $50 spending money and will also receive a per diem payment for the Detroit area. The funds were provided through the Marine Corps Law Enforcement Agency via the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund.

After the Marines in the National Capitol Region receive their tickets, remaining tickets will go to Marines stationed near the Detroit metro area assigned to support the logistics of the trip.

“The Marines deserve this trip,” said Piccoli. “It is their day to just sit back and enjoy their day of recognition and a day at the game.”

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February 02, 2006

Cougar On Prowl For IEDs



A new vehicle is revving up to defend America’s troops against the threat of improvised explosive devices in Iraq.

The Cougar and Joint Explosive Ordnance Disposal Rapid Response Vehicle (JERRV) are new tools at Marines’ disposal to combat transportation threats. The vehicles feature a South African-inspired V-shaped hull, which is designed to distribute the impact of an IED or mine blast outward away from the crew compartment.

The hull has already proven its worth in combat mission in Iraq. The RG-31, a similar but smaller vehicle than the Cougar, recently took an IED hit in Iraq. Marines with Security Detachment, 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, encountered an IED Jan. 6. The IED exploded underneath the RG-31. The V-shaped hull sent the blast outward instead of directly up, saving the lives of the crew.

First Lt. Brandon S. Davis, the 8th ESB assistant Security Detachment commander, described the scene in an interview with a 2nd Marine Logistics Group combat correspondent in Iraq. The blast briefly threw the vehicle into the air. Everyone survived with few, minor injuries.

Five service members were aboard the vehicle; two received concussions and two others suffered only minor burns.

The Cougar and JERRV, both of which are larger than the RG-31, are armored vehicles that provide survivability for Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians and combat engineers. Both provide protection for them to do their mission and each have proven their worth in Iraq.

“What really separates these vehicles is their level of survivability and ability to provide protection to the occupants in the vehicle against IED and mine blasts,” said Lt. Col. Mike Micucci, project manager for the Cougar and JERRV. “They can survive a larger blast from an IED or mine than your typical humvee.”

“They [South Africa] understood that manpower was precious, and wanted to build a vehicle that provided protection against mines” Micucci said. “The armored V-shaped hull helps to deflect the blast away from the crew compartment.”

The Cougar and JERRV are not just troop transport vehicles. They are force multipliers that EOD and combat engineers units utilize to accomplish their mission.

“These vehicles provide them protection to patrol areas prone to IEDs and to safely check out situations where you need EOD and combat engineers to go,” Micucci said.

Micucci said three variants of each vehicle are being produced. There is a 4x4 EOD vehicle, a 6x6 EOD vehicle, and a 6x6 engineer vehicle. EOD vehicles usually carry four troops while the engineer vehicles carry 10. The EOD vehicles also can carry an assortment of EOD equipment, such as bomb disposal robots.

There are a few differences between the Cougar and the JERRV. The Cougar has firing ports while the JERRV does not. Instead, it has a ring mount for crew serve weapons.

Micucci said the Marine Corps purchased 27 Cougars for use in operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. The Pentagon’s Joint IED Defeat Task Force appointed the Marine Corps as the lead procurement agency to buy 122 JERRVs to be distributed among the Marine Corps, Army, Navy and Air Force. The Corps is receiving 38 vehicles.

The contract to produce the vehicles was awarded to Force Protection Industries of Charleston, S.C. Production of the vehicles is ongoing and will run through June.

At roughly 52,000 pounds and about $600,000 per vehicle, the Cougar and JERRV have neither the transportability nor the cost effectiveness to serve as a replacement for the humvee, Micucci said. However, he said, the vehicle’s armored, V-shaped undercarriage could find its way onto future warfighting vehicles.

“The Marines love the vehicle,” Micucci said. “They have survived IED hits in Iraq and the Marines have sustained only minor injuries. I think the future is towards the V-shaped hull. And if it’s not V-shaped, it’s definitely under-body protection that can help deflect or absorb blast from mines and IEDs.”

The Cougar, a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle, is also built to rollover and is equipped with multi-point, racing style harnesses, so if the vehicle rolled 360 degrees, the passengers inside would avoid injury.


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Piglet Supports Danish Cartoons

Good for you Piglet!

Wild Thing's comment........
I have seen this new cartoon at several places on the internet and I just had to post it. giggle
I love it!!!

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Supreme Court

This is a graphic from Nickie Goomba's blog.

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Troops in Iraq Prepare For Super Bowl Gridiron Battle

CAMP TAQADDUM, Iraq (Jan. 31, 2006) – Lance Cpl. Benjamin R. Sigloh stands with his motivational Super Bowl poster Jan. 31. In Iraq, fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Seattle Seahawks hope their schedules will allow an opportunity to watch the game and support their team. They may not be home with their immediate family to watch the game, but from thousands of miles away a few die hard fans hope for the victory of their gridiron favorite. Sigloh is a field radio operator with Combat Logistics Regiment 25, 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward). Photo by: Lance Cpl. Wayne Edmiston


CAMP TAQADDUM, Iraq (Feb. 1, 2006) -- Every day, service members in Iraq put on their gear and prepare for battle in the war on terror, but one day a year the two top teams in the National Football League suit up and battle to see who will be the next Super Bowl champion.

In Iraq, fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Seattle Seahawks hope their schedules will allow an opportunity to watch the game and support their team. They may not be home with their immediate family to watch the game, but from thousands of miles away a few die hard fans hope for the victory of their gridiron favorite.

Whether they are swinging their “Terrible Towel” or playing as the “12th man,” servicemembers in Iraq are cheering for their squad.

Gunnery Sgt. Stephen B. Johnson, administrative chief for Combat Logistics Regiment-25, 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward) will be watching the game in his normal ritualistic fashion-alone.

He is hopeful for his team and expects their tough defense, which has only allowed six touchdowns in the post season, to get them through the game, said the 30-year Steeler fan.

“Our defense is much stronger than theirs,” said the Washington, Pa., native . “Lately, Pittsburgh’s offense has been rolling, so I think they will win 24-10.”

Johnson especially cheers for his favorite player, Jerome “The Bus” Bettis, whom in his 13 years in the NFL has 13, 662 career rushing yards.

Another Steelers fan of 33 years, Lt. Col. Timothy B. Seamon, executive officer of Combat Logistics Regiment-25 had some words of advice for Coach Bill Cower before the big game.

“Keep doing what got them there: Aggressive, creative, smash-mouth football,” said the Baden, Pa., native . “Don’t go into the prevent defense when you get ahead, that makes me more nervous than indirect fire.”

Seamon will be watching the game with his fellow headquarters Marines and doesn’t want to break the luck that this custom has brought them.

“Bring the trophy back for us Pittsburghers in Iraq,” Seamon said.

Many Pittsburgh area natives can be seen around Taqaddum with their Steelers memorabilia spread around their desks with hopes of their fifth Super Bowl victory.

Sgt. Jeremy M. Frick, II Marine Expeditionary Force liaison noncommissioned officer-in-charge, will have his grandparents tape the game and mail it to him.

He recollects watching the Seahawks at the feet of his grandparents as a young child and the tradition continues even thousands of miles away.

“I have been a Seahawks fan forever,” said the Issaquah, Wash., native . “My whole family is Seahawks fans.”

His favorite player is Shaun Alexander, who has rushed for 1,880 yards and scored 27 touchdowns this season for the National Football Conference champions.

Frick is excited about Seattle’s first trip to the championship and thinks they will walk away with a big win.

“I think it will be a really good game,” Frick said. “But the Seahawks will go all the way.”

Frick said if he could be in Detroit standing in front of the team, he would have some words of motivation for the players.

“Prove everyone wrong and take it for all your boys in Iraq and Afghanistan,” said Frick.

He also suggested a strategy for Coach Mike Holmgren on how to defeat the hardened Steelers defense.

“Pound it through the middle,” Frick said. “Catch them off guard, then throw it right through them.”

He feels the key will be the Seattle offense which has generated more than 720 yards in the post season.

Seahawks fan Cpl. Casey J. Burk, the patient’s effects noncommissioned officer for Surgical Shock Trauma Platoon, Combat Logistics Regiment-25, 2nd MLG (Fwd.) feels the tenacity of the defense will be a huge deciding factor.

“I honestly feel the Seahawks will come from behind and win by three,” said the Auburn, Wash., native.

He urges the members of the Seahawks to play from the heart for the service members overseas. When in the United States, Burk attended many Seahawks games with his father.

“They need to hand the ball to Shaun Alexander as much as possible,” Burk said.

Frick and Burk are one of many “12th men” here in Iraq, who will filling the stands from afar supporting the Seahawks on Sunday.

Whether a troop’s loyalties lie with the black and gold or the blue and silver, from thousands of miles away in the fight against the global war on terror they will be encouraging their home team to win one for them.


CAMP TAQADDUM, Iraq (Jan. 31, 2006) – Lieutenant Col. Timothy B. Seamon, Capt. Trent Morrow, Gunnery Sgt. Stephen B. Johnson, Chief Petty Officer Mark F. Bryan, Capt. Charles T. Atwood stand posed with their Steelers memorabilia here Jan. 31. In Iraq, fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Seattle Seahawks hope their schedules will allow an opportunity to watch the game and support their team. These 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward) Marines may not be home with their immediate family to watch the game, but from thousands of miles away a few die hard fans hope for the victory of their gridiron favorite. Seamon (left) is the executive officer for Combat Logistics Regiment 25, and Baden, Pa. native, Morrow is Headquarters and Service company commander and his wife is a native of Mt. Lebanon, Pa., Johnson is the administration chief for CLR-25 and Washington, Pa. native, Atwood is a communications officer with CLR-25 and Monroeville, Pa. native, and Bryan is the regimental aid station for CLR-25, and Oil City, Pa. native.
Photo by: Lance Cpl. Wayne Edmiston

CAMP TAQADDUM, Iraq (Jan. 31, 2006) – Corporal Casey J. Burk and Sgt. Jeremy M. Frick, both Seattle area natives, will be watching the game and cheering for their Seahawks Sunday. In Iraq, fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Seattle Seahawks hope their schedules will allow an opportunity to watch the game and support their team. They may not be home with their immediate family to watch the game, but from thousands of miles away a few die hard fans hope for the victory of their gridiron favorite. Burk is the Surgical Shock Trauma Platoon patient’s effects noncommissioned officer and Frick is the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force liaison noncommissioned officer.
Photo by: Lance Cpl. Wayne Edmiston


CAMP TAQADDUM, Iraq (Feb. 1, 2006) – A Johnstown, Pa. native stands with a “good luck cookie” that was sent from home here Feb. 1. In Iraq, fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Seattle Seahawks hope their schedules will allow an opportunity to watch the game and support their team. They may not be home with their immediate family to watch the game, but from thousands of miles away a few die hard fans hope for the victory of their gridiron favorite.


CAMP TAQADDUM, Iraq (Jan. 31, 2006) -- First Sgt. Timothy C. Tackett, an Upper St. Clair, Pa., native and Steelers fan shows off a Terrible Towel outside of his work space aboard Camp Taqaddum, Iraq. Tackett is the 2nd Marine Logstics Group (Forward), Headquarters Company, company 1st Sgt and is currently deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Tackett's parents, Larry E. and Sharon A. Atkins still reside in Upper St. Clair. (Official United States Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Josh H. Hauser)(released) Photo by: Sgt. Josh H. Hauser

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Wild Thing's comment........
If you want to do a really nice thing for your military person....tape the game, including the commercials, and send it to them. The guys would have a second game showing just for the commercials.

Posted by Wild Thing at 01:55 AM

Cartoonist Tom Toles is DESPICABLE


Tom Toles editorial cartoon published in The Washington Post on Monday has drawn a very rare and very strong protest letter to the editors from all six members of The Joint Chiefs of Staff.

The letter, not yet published by the Post, charges that the six military leaders "believe you and Mr. Toles have done a disservice to your readers and your paper's reputation by using such a callous depiction of those who have volunteered to defend this nation, and as a result, have suffered traumatic and life-altering wounds. ... As the Joint Chiefs, it is rare that we all put our hand to one letter, but we cannot let this reprehensible cartoon go unanswered."

The spokeswoman said a letter from all six joint chiefs to anyone, let alone a newspaper, is rare, but the cartoon so offended them, they wanted to let their feelings be known. "It was expressing their disappointment with the paper and outrage at using that image to make a political point," said Lt. Col. Diane Battaglia. "That is a rare occurrence, but the level of inappropriateness prompted a response of unanimous support."

Battaglia said Post editors told her office that the letter would be published in Thursday's paper. Editorial Page Editor Fred Hiatt declined to comment on the letter. "My policy is I can't talk about letters until we publish them," , "If and when a letter runs, I'd be happy to talk about it."

The letter, signed by Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Admiral Edmund P. Giambastini, Jr., the vice-chairman, and the four other military branch leaders -- and addressed to the Post's managing editor, Philip Bennett -- reveals that they were "extremely disappointed" in the Toles cartoon. "Using the likeness of a service member who has lost his arms and legs in war as the central theme of a cartoon is beyond tasteless," they wrote.

They observed that the paper is "obviously free to address any topic," even use exaggeration. But they added: "While you or some of your readers may not agree with the war or its conduct, we believe you owe the men and women and their families who so selflessly serve our country the decency to not make light of their tremendous physical sacrifices."

Here is the pdf file of the letter from the Joint Chiefs of Staff

In case you cannot open a pdf file here is the letter.

Mr. Philip Bennett
Managing Editor, The Washington Post
1150 15th Street NW
Washington, DC 20071

To The Editor of the Washington Post:

We were extremely disappointed to see the editorial cartoon by Tom Toles on page B6 in the January 29 edition. Using the likeness of a service member who has lost his arms and legs in war as the central theme of a cartoon is beyond tasteless. Editorial cartoons are often designed to exaggerate issues - and your paper is obviously free to address any topic, including the state of readiness of today's Armed Forces. However, we believe you and Mr.Toles have done a disservice to your readers and your paper's reputation by using such a callous depiction of those who have volunteered to defend this nation, and as a result, have suffered traumatic and lifealtering wounds.

Those who visit with wounded veterans in local hospitals have found lives profoundly changed by pain and loss. They have also found brave men and women with a sense of purpose and selfless commitment that causes truly battle-hardened warriors to pause. Where do we get such men and women? From the cities, and farmlands of this great Nation - they serve to be a part of something bigger than themselves. While you or some of your readers may not agree with the war or its conduct, we believe you owe the men and women and their families who so selflessly serve our country the decency to not make light of their tremendous physical sacrifices.

As the Joint Chiefs, it is rare that we all put our hand to one letter, but we cannot let this reprehensible cartoon go unanswered.



General, US Marine Corps
Of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Admiral, U.S. Navy
Vice Chairman
Of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

General, US Marine Corps
Commandant of the Marine Corps

General, US Army
Chief of Staff

Admiral, US Navy
Chief of Naval Operations

General, US Air Force
Chief of Staff

Wild Thing's comment.......Tom Toles is a gutter-rat heartless bastard! This needs wide dissemination. Congratulations to the Joint Chiefs! This is an insult to our military in the name of free speech!! The troops fought for and with them, and now they're fighting for them. And theirs. There are no words to express this type of thanks to the Joint Cheifs!

If you want to you can e-mail the Washington Post Editorial Board at:

I hope the General's letter was distributed to every bed at Walter Reed and all other hospitals that are caring for our heros.
For a morale boost and to let them know their commanders have some major league cojones!!
God bless the USMC for promoting General Pace!!


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Thank you Bob for the heads up about the cartoon.

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Yep It Sucks To Be A Democrat

State of the Democratic Party: Meltdown

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 1, 2006 -- Despite President Bush's weak poll numbers heading into yesterday's State of the Union address and the recent indictment of a high-profile Republican lobbyist, new information suggests that it's the Democratic party and not the GOP that is in political disarray. This according to Katharine DeBrecht, the outspoken author of the 2005 hit children's book "Help! Mom! There Are Liberals Under My Bed" (Kids Ahead; hardcover: $15.95; ISBN 0976726904).

Going into the mid-term elections with a two-term president of the opposite party should be a golden opportunity for Democrats, notes DeBrecht, but instead there are signs of strife as attempts by liberal senators to stop the Alito nomination fell flat while the party's congressional leadership seems destined to clash with its national chairman.

"To make matters even worse, the Democratic National Committee is nearly broke," says DeBrecht, "while the Republicans have millions in the bank. When Howard Dean won the chairmanship everyone thought he'd be able to raise truck loads of money from his online supporters and the crowd, but instead he's facing a rebellion from Democrats in Congress who are worried about his mismanagement."

Dean seems unlikely to take the rebellion lying down, though. Reports have surfaced that the former Vermont governor has prepared a Nixonian response by digging up dirt on Harry Reid, the Democrat's leader in the Senate. One DNC source is quoted in media reports as ominously saying that Dean's secret evidence on dealings by the Senator from Nevada makes "Jack Abramoff's lobbying work look like that of a rank amateur."

Since lobbyist Abramoff recently pleaded guilty in a high profile influence-peddling case, says DeBrecht, this posturing from one of Dean's DNC staffers suggests that Dean thinks he is in possession of extremely damaging information on the Senate minority leader. Whether Dean will disclose that information to the press or hang onto it in order to avoid an attack by the party's Congressional leadership remains unclear.

Last fall liberals including Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, Fox host Alan Colmes, and MSNBC pundit Ron Reagan all vocally criticized DeBrecht's book for teaching politics to children and portraying Clinton and Ted Kennedy as cartoon villains. Clinton's spokesman twice criticized the book in published reports, while liberal blogger Andrew Sullivan called it Maoist and the Democratic Underground named DeBrecht to their "Top 10 Conservative Idiots" list. Liberal condemnations notwithstanding, the book soared to #1 on Barnes & Noble's online bestseller list following praise from Rush Limbaugh.

DeBrecht chuckles over the lack of similar cohesion among Democrats today: "Fortunately for the liberals, I have a new book -- 'Help! Mom! Hollywood's in My Hamper' -- coming out this March. It depicts Hollywood stars telling children that liberals like Hillary need to run their lives for them. Maybe that will help the Democrats find a common issue they can finally rally around."

About Kids Ahead: Kids Ahead is an imprint of Los Angeles-based World Ahead Publishing, the West Coast's premier publisher of conservative and libertarian books. Visit to learn more.

And then there is this article.........
Howie and Harry

It appears that the Democrat Party is closer to imploding than the Republican. How else to explain the ongoing attempts by Democrat Party Chairman Howard Dean to destroy Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid?

According to knowledgeable DNC sources, Dean about ten days ago was shown opposition research documents generated by the Republican National Committee more than three years ago, which laid out facts regarding Reid and his family's lobbying and ethical conflicts.

Dean, according to the sources, was fascinated by the details, and asked that his staff research and independently confirm everything on the documents. "Basically he oppo'd a member of his own party," says a DNC source loyal to Dean.

"Basically, we were looking at three- or four-page documents that made Jack Abramoff's lobbying work look like that of a rank amateur," says the DNC source. "Between the minority leader's past in Nevada and here in Washington, and the activities of his sons and son-in-law, there probably isn't anyone in this town with more conflicts. The Reid family is the symbol of what's wrong with Washington; it's their behavior that enabled the culture that spawned people like Abramoff."

Dean then went public over the weekend, saying that Democrats with an Abramoff problem would be in trouble, not only with voters, but with the Democrat Party. But why attack a senior member of his own party?

According to Democrat Party watchers and DNC staff, Dean has grown increasingly frustrated at how he is treated by the likes of Reid, Sen. Dick Durbin, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and Rep. Rahm Emanuel, who leads the House Democrat candidate recruitment effort. "They treat him like a lackey, not as an equal," says another DNC employee. "Just last week, they were all badmouthing his fundraising activities, when clearly he's done a good job. What this comes down to a fight for the soul of our party, and if the chairman has to draw a long knife on a few of his colleagues, he's more than willing to do so."

From Drudge
Mon Jan 30 2006 10:52:31 ET

Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill are privately bristling over Howard Dean’s management of the Democratic National Committee and have made those sentiments clear after new fundraising numbers showed he has spent nearly all the committee’s cash and has little left to support their efforts to gain seats this cycle, ROLL CALL reports.

Congressional leaders were furious last week when they learned the DNC has just $5.5 million in the bank, compared to the Republican National Committee’s $34 million.

Senate and House Minority Leaders Harry Reid (Nev.) and Nancy Pelosi (Calif.), along with the Senate and House campaign committee chairmen Charles Schumer (N.Y.) and Rahm Emanuel (Ill.), have made their concerns -- directly or indirectly -- known to Dean, claims the paper.

Emanuel was particularly upset last week upon seeing the latest DNC numbers.

“A lot of people are scratching their heads as to what’s going on,” said one senior Democratic aide.

Another Democratic source familiar with the party fundraising apparatus said there is “obvious displeasure” among the leaders.

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Weeeeeeeeee this is hilarious! What can I say...........better them then us. BUAAAAAAAAAAAHAHHAHA

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There Are Millions Of Stories In Our Military and This Is One I Want You To Know

I am going to tell you a story.It is a TRUE story and it will either anger you, cause you to cry mostly out of frustration for those involved, or you can go on with your life and say ' well things like this happen and it is just the way it is, or even doubt this to be true.The later reaction only will happen if you blindly walk through life without using your brain like Democrats do.

Before I begin I want to give credit to Cao's Blog, Cao is a wonderful woman with a big heart and very smart. She has much more information than I do that you can go and read at her Blog.
Also SuperPatriots.US is the place to be as well if you want to get information and updates.
"The SuperPatriots and Jack images on this site are used by the Blogs and website listed below with written copyright permission and any use by any third party is subject to legal action by SuperPatriots.US". So don't mess with them or me and think you that hate this war can just take the images and use them against those serving our country.
This is about Jack and Task Force Saber 7


If you have any feeling inside of you then you will be angered like I was, you will shed tears as I have done and you will know in your heart that an injustice has been done and needs to be corrected ASAP!
They men that ask "why not" instead of why.

Jack Idema is the soldier, who more than a decade ago first warned the Pentagon about the Russian Mafia selling suitcase nuclear bombs to terrorist supporting nations. Suitcase nuke proliferation is reportedly much worse since Idema first told the Pentagon what he learned from the Lithuanian KGB about the illicit traffic. That story by the way, won major awards when reported by CBS "60 Minutes", though CBS chose not to credit their major source - Jonathan K. Idema (Jack).
Jack Idema is a former member of the US Army Special Forces and is a Green Beret. He has operated for the US Government, and trained foreign counter-terrorist forces in Nicaragua against the Sandinistas, in El Salvador with the Ramon Bellosa Immediate Reaction Battalion against the FMLN terrorists, in East Germany and Europe against the Bader Meinhoff Gang, in Thailand with the Thai Special Warfare Command, in Haiti protecting the US Mission against dissidents, in the Middle East against Hezbollah, Hamas and Abu Nidal terrorists, in Lithuania against the OMON terrorists, and numerous other operational areas.
His Special Ops and SF background includes more than two dozen SF, Special Ops, police, counter-terrorist and classified courses and schools. He is an expert in counter-terrorism, intelligence asset development, and hostage-rescue, with more than 25 years' experience in all of these. He's currently employed by the Counter-Terrorist Group U.S. (CounTerr Group) as a CT Operator in a direct action capacity against international terrorism, specifically, Al Qaeda and related terrorist groups.
CounTerr, aka CounTerr Group, is an organization based in the US that leads counter-terrorism activites in support of US government initiatives. Counter Group conducts training, organization, direct action, HUMINT, and advisory services to foreign and domestic agencies. Counter Group has been in operation , in various forms, in various countries, for approximately 27 years. Counter Group began deploying personnel to Afghanistan and other countries just weeks after 9/11 as part of the effort to combat Osama bin Laden, al Qaeda and other terrorist forces such as the Taliban. Counter Group's foreign operating group and CONUS personnel worked in conjunction with Commander Massoud's Northern Alliance, which were primarily responsible for the liberation of Afghanistan with US Army Special Forces and Special Ops units.
During the 2002 war in Afghanistan, his mother died. Jack was chasing Iraqi, Pakistani, Iranian, and Japanese al-Qaida terrorists in Afghanistan. He had been very close to bin Laden, and this was well documented by UPI, books, and other news sources. He did not return to bury his mother until three weeks later. Wounded twice, with nine straight months in combat and/or intelligence operations, Jack Idema served continuously longer than ANY other ground operator in Afghanistan in 2001/2002. When al-Qaida again threatened regional security and the lives of his Afghan friends, Jack returned on what was to be a 30-45 day operation against a single terrorist bomber.
In 2001 Jack Idema was a hero in the war in Afghanistan. Associated Press wrote a story that he saved 300 women and children at an Earthquake in Afghanistan, and he was thanked by the Afghan President. Within a short time later he and his men spend ten years in an Afghan prison from a Taliban judge.
October 2001......Jack Idema and TASK FORCE SABER personnel participated in numerous operations starting in October 2001. These operations included combat advisor and combat medic operations in OPERATION ANACONDA in March 2002, and humanitarian assistance and rescue operations during the 2002 Nahrin earthquake disaster and other similar crises. All of these activities were officially as part of, or attached to, the Northern Alliance Anti-Taliban Forces and the United Front.
During these operations Task Force Saber/7 personnel were repeatedly commended for their actions by U.S. forces such as Task Force 180, high-ranking members of both the Northern Alliance and the Afghan government, including numerous cabinet level Ministers, National Security Council members, Vice-President Kareem Khalili, and even President Karzai himself.
Only a few years later, Idema stands accused of running an illegal jail in what has been termed a freelance search for terrorists. The U.S. government says it did not sponsor or employ him.

They are accused of kidnapping and torturing Afghan citizens in their makeshift jail. They could face 15 to 20 years in an Afghan prison. And being there without permission from the U.S. Government....aka Loose cannons........which is a bunch of BS!

See this above, it is from the FBI TO Idema. Yep, the FBI Counter-Terrorist Unit and Counter-Terrorist Watch Command was sending Federal Express packages to and from Jack! Between December 2003 and April 2004 there were far more than a dozen of “urgent priority” packages sent between these two groups.

This receipt above, sent by the FBI, billed to a US government account, and sent via a special Federal Express route, called “Sensitive - Courier Alert” marked - “Highest Boarding Priority” - “No Redirect” and a bunch of other spook stuff, was sent by Debbie Brooks of the FBI directly from the FBI’s CT Task Force (CT Watch Command at Headquarters). Notice several things:
1) 4.45 pounds of al-Qaida documents;
2) FBI Sensitive CT account #;
3) “From Room 5712 Category A” - that room handles all sensitive/classified communications for the Counter-Terrorist guys;
4) “Origin” - which gives a phone number at the CT Task Force Command office;
5) “15 Jan 04″ - right during the height of the exchanges, and right during the time when Ashcroft was announcing “special” and “covert” intelligence was finding evidence of new al-Qaida attacks planned on Americans.

But wait......hold on those of you reading this....the FBI wants us to believe they had no idea who these guys are!

In 2004......... they participated in, or independently conducted military operations known as OPERATION RUBICON, OPERATION MONK, OPERATION ROADRUNNER, OPERATION ACME, and assisted U.S. and NATO Forces in OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM. Idema, Bennett and Caraballo were part of TASK FORCE SABER and TASK FORCE 7 implemented by Counterr Group between September 12, 2001 and July 2004. These two activities, hereafter referred to collectively as “Task Force Saber/7,” conducted military and humanitarian operations in support of the U.S. and Coalition War on Terror and ongoing efforts to continue the liberation of Afghanistan and permanently defeat the Taliban and al-Qaida terrorist forces waging a guerilla war and resurgence in Afghanistan.
February and March of 2004............... In February and March 2004, the FBI, through their Washington, D.C. Headquarters and CT Watch Command (Counter-Terrorism Watch- a supposed clearing house for terrorist information), made concerted efforts to co-opt Counterr Group intelligence assets inside al-Qaida. Co-opting an asset refers to one agency attempting to seize total control and operational direction over another organization’s human intelligence source. Counterr Group resisted FBI efforts to co-opt their assets and refused to release their identities. However, Counterr Group continued to pass actionable intelligence to the DOD, DIA, and NSA. The FBI then sought to discredit Counterr Group’s assets and intelligence, and coerce Counterr Group officers and their families with a wide-range of threats.
April and July of 2004........ Between April 2004 and July 2004, Task Force Saber/7 interdicted and captured numerous terrorists in Afghanistan. While some were turned over to U.S. military forces and Afghan Ministry of Defense forces, others were in custody and awaiting transfer to the U.S. military’s TASK FORCE 180 (JTF-180), the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency, and other classified activities in Afghanistan. Task Force Saber/7 were working with and briefing the U.S. Department of Defense and the Afghan Ministry of Defense on a daily basis, sometimes an hourly basis. Furthermore, Afghan government employees, such as Lieutenant Rasuli, were always operating with Task Force Saber/7 twenty-four hours a day, as were 12 Afghans.
In July 2004........ On July 5th, 2004, the Jack Idema, Brent Bennett, Ed Caraballo and Afghans including Zorro and Ezmerai, were arrested by forces under the control the FBI, and with the assistance of Karzai forces in opposition to the former Northern Alliance and the interim government’s Ministry of Defense. This was orchestrated by Taliban and Hezb-i-Islami forces loyal to Mullah Omar and Gulbideen Hekmatyar, with the knowledge and approval of then Interim President Hamid Karzai. The purpose of this was to prevent a high level Hezb-i-Islami terrorist (Sidiq) from being transferred to permanent U.S. military custody and exposing the depth and breadth of the high level plot. In return, Karzai would receive full support and votes from Hekmatyar controlled areas such as the Konar Province (he later did).
“Mr. Jack” was charged with entering the country illegally, torturing innocent Afghan civilians, and running a private jail.
Middle of August 2004.... Attorney John Edwards Tiffany had arrived from NY with the legal team he assembled. It would not do much good. The Taliban Judge (are you ever "ex-Taliban"?) would ignore the Rule of Law completely. The men were convicted of all charges, in spite of extensive evidence of innocence. The FBI confiscated much of the evidence and eventually all of the evidence in the case, leaving them with no way to defend themselves. They were charged with illegally entering the country, kidnapping, and torture.
The entire trial violated the Afghan Criminal Code, and not one shred of actual evidence was ever presented against the men. No prosecution witnesses testified under oath, no cross examination ever allowed, and even the defense statements were not allowed to be read, nor did the Court provide competent interpreters and most of the time the men had no idea of what was being said in court.
So, you had known terrorists, caught with explosives, detonators, bomb plans to kill diplomats and American soldiers, weapons, ammunition, and all sorts of terrorist related items, including a letter from an al-Qaida relative in GITMO Cuba, and a letter from Mullah Omar, claiming that they were "abused" and "tortured" by Americans (oh, and that they didn't get to go to the bathroom for twelve hours) and the press actually believed them, although they were ALL in perfect health and could not show a single mark or injury. The Red Cross later confirmed that not one single terrorist had any injury or showed any evidence of torture.
On September 16, 2004.... According to Court documents, the Defendants were illegally convicted of all charges in the Primary Court on September 16, 2004 and sentenced to lengthy terms of imprisonment.
In November 2004............... Defendants were granted a Trial de novo (a completely new trial) and the convictions were declared null and void.
On December 1, 2004.... The Court of Appeals of the Islamic Transitional Government of Afghanistan conducted another closed hearing in the case (again to keep it away from media scrutiny). By the end of the hearing, the Afghan Court of Appeals had declared all four Afghans innocent of all charges and three of Idema’s men were ordered released immediately by the Appeals Court after hearing evidence from Afghan government police officers and learning that the FBI was present during torture sessions and illegally seized Petitioners’ evidence in the case for the second time. The American FBI successfully delayed this case for another 30 days and still refused to return the evidence. The US government continues to withhold evidence.
December 17,2004..... eight al-Qaida terrorists implemented an assassination plot and attack on the Idema, Caraballo & Bennett at Pulacharke. One of their motives was to collect a $250,000 reward Osama bin Laden had placed on Idema.

Approximately 40 days later, the Appeals Court met again, and repeated that all members of Task Force Saber/7 were “completely innocent,” but that they could not be released because of pressure and coercion by the U.S. Embassy and FBI. Further, the Appeals Court cleared them of all torture charges after hearing covertly recorded statements of the alleged “victims” and seeing evidence linking the “victims” to terrorist leaders and terror plots.

In February 2005.... Idema and his team were found innocent of entering the county illegally when the Appeals Court saw video of their passports being handed to Customs Officials and Border Police.
On February 16, 2005............. al-Qaida terrorists attempted a seventh assassination attempt against them. Seventeen Pakistani, Red Chinese, and Arab terrorists implemented another plan to kill Idema and the two other American POWs. The assassination attempt was interdicted by Northern Alliance officers again, and foiled just twelve hours before their attack on these men.
In March 2005..... The three Americans remaining in prison were found innocent of all charges after an undercover tape was played in which their accusers admitted there was no torture and that it was “all a show for the press.” A second tape was played with the terrorists discussing their plans to bomb Bagram Air base, the US airfield north of Kabul, and plotting to kill several national leaders. Idema and his men were still not released.
But here is the kicker............ The American government will not approve their release!
November 7th week, 2005...... The independent newspaper published by the Massoud Hero Foundation, and the Mujahadeen and Martyrs Group called for the immediate release of American Jack Idema and his Northern Alliance anti-terrorist team.
As Jack and the Task Force Saber 7 say in their sign off
Freedom Endures


* Big Dog's Weblog
* Cao's Blog
* Rottweiler Puppy


If you want to know more about the story,Cao's Blog has a large section devoted to Jack Idema. There's also a timeline here, and of course a huge amount of information if available at SuperPatriots.US, without whose work done none of us would have learned about Jack's story.

Anyone reading this with their own blog can sign up for the weekly Free Jack Idema Blogburst by emailing Cao or Rottweiler Puppy for details. I'd urge everyone to do this.

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February 01, 2006

New Boat Offers Military Smoother Ride & Versatility

The experimental "Stiletto" is a shallow-water transport boat. More than 80 feet in length, the carbon-composite hull can move at more than 50 knots on the cushion of air its "M-hull" creates.

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2006 – Speed and flexibility make a new military high-speed vessel especially valuable for shallow-water operations, a Defense Department official said.

The "Stiletto," a shallow-water craft made of a tough, lightweight carbon composite material, offers a safer, more comfortable ride and is easily reconfigured to accommodate technological advances and the military's needs, said Navy Cmdr. Greg E. Glaros, a transformation strategist in the Office of Force Transformation.

"We can't predict the future," Glaros said. "Therefore, . . . we better design systems that are . . . flexible. "

Stiletto was initiated in the DoD transformation office in association with U. S. Special Operations Command, he said. When fielded, the boat will be available for use my all services. It's meant to get special operations forces to their missions quickly with a top speed of more than 50 knots, Glaros said. Those forces, a total of 15 per boat, also could benefit from its unusual hull design.

Described as an "M-hull" because of its resemblance to the letter "M," the water Stiletto displaces is pulled through tunnels under the boat. The water mixes with incoming air from the forward movement of the craft and creates an air cushion that the boat rides on, he said.

Glaros said this cushion could be a back-saving benefit for those using Stiletto for transport. The vertical impact to the neck and the spine from riding on a traditional small transport craft have been likened to a "10-G shock," or the body suddenly weighing 10 times its own weight, at least twice an hour, he said. If a seat fails, that shock can spike to 20 Gs.

"At any given time, . . . 30 percent of (small boat-operating teams) are 'medically down' because of injuries sustained while driving their boats," Glaros said. After about 10 years, most small-boat drivers are eligible for 100 percent disability by Department of Veterans Affairs standards, Glaros said.

Stiletto's other purposes include what Glaros describes as "techno exploration. " Basically, he said, the boat is a floating experiment. The office wanted to understand the uses and the limits of composite materials in this type of application.

The boat's design also anticipates advances in technology, he said. "In our world today, the most powerful element is information," Glaros said. "For us, it would be folly to build anything that didn't have the means with which to connect to the outer world. "

Stiletto's "electronic keel" provides that connection, he said. The system offers open access to its network for various uses by all services, Glaros said. Its plug-and-play nature makes it adaptable to advancing technologies.

"It'll (reduce) dramatically the cost of upgrades and, more importantly, it gives us options in the future so that we can change the mission and the configurations in the boat," he said.

While any force can customize the hull for a specific purpose, Glaros said, it was designed with servicemembers in mind. "They're at the heart of this," he said. "Give them something that they can change and manipulate on their own and doesn't damage them more than the enemy. "

Fifteen months after the contract to build Stiletto was signed, the boat is considered "operational experimental," Glaros said, though he is uncertain when it will be fielded. The boat will be put through its paces with Naval Special Clearance Team 1 in early May.

To date, the ship has cost about $12. 5 million, Glaros said. About one-fourth of that went to building computer-aided models and more operational testing.


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Denmark Apologizes For Cartoons

There is an UPDATE at the bottom of this post


Monday, January 30th,2006 COPENHAGEN (Reuters)

Denmark warned its citizens on Monday to avoid Saudi Arabia, and gunmen in Gaza said any Scandinavians there risked attack, as Muslim fury mounted over newspaper cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad.

Denmark has defended the newspaper Jyllands-Posten's right to publish the satirical drawings that seemed to portray the Prophet as a terrorist and which a Norwegian paper has run too.

Some Muslims, who deem images of prophets disrespectful and caricatures blasphemous, have threatened Danes and demanded an apology.

Saudi Arabia has recalled its envoy from Denmark and its religious leaders called for a boycott of Danish products.

Many Saudis have started boycotting Danish goods and across the Gulf, several supermarkets pulled Scandinavian foods off the shelves after consumers complained.

Jyllands-Posten said on Monday that it regretted offending Muslims but defended its right to publish the drawings.

"We cannot apologize for having printed the cartoons as part of a debate about the right to free speech," Editor-in-Chief Carsten Juste told Reuters.

Libya has closed its Copenhagen embassy, and thousands of Palestinians marched in protest on Monday.

An Iraqi militant group called on Monday for attacks on Danish and Norwegian targets, saying a boycott was not enough, according to a statement attributed to the Mujahideen Army.

The Internet statement called on fighters to "hit whatever targets possible belonging to these two countries and others that follow their steps." It could not be authenticated.

Denmark's Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Monday advised colleagues in the European Union of the situation and the bloc's executive said it might complain to the World Trade Organization (WTO) about the boycott if the Saudi government had encouraged it.

"The EU strongly rejects any threats by militant factions against EU citizens," EU foreign ministers said in a statement.

The Danish Foreign Ministry advised against non-essential travel to Saudi Arabia and urged Danes to be cautious in other Muslim countries.

"Danes who choose to stay in Saudi Arabia should show extraordinarily high watchfulness," it added on its Web site.

The Danish Red Cross said it had pulled two employees out of Gaza and one from Yemen, and Norway's Foreign Ministry said two Norwegian aid workers in Gaza were planning to leave on Monday.

Sweden warned its citizens against traveling to Gaza and the West Bank and the Swedish consulate in Jerusalem received a fax claiming to be from Fatah's al-Aqsa Martyr's Brigades demanding that all Danes and Swedes leave the area.

"All Swedes and Danes that exist on our soil have 48 hours to leave our country or else," according to the fax read to Reuters by a consulate official.

Swedish officials said they were taking the threat seriously even if it might be the result of being confused with Denmark.

Dozens of Palestinians with rifles and grenade launchers rallied outside the EU headquarters in Gaza City, demanding an apology and warning Danes and Norwegians they would be at risk in Gaza.

Some of the gunmen fired in the air, while others burned Danish and Norwegian flags.

Hamas, the militant Islamic group which won Palestinian elections last week, urged Islamic countries to take "deterrent steps against idiotic Danish behavior."

Hardest hit by the boycott was Danish-Swedish dairy product maker Arla Foods, with annual sales of 3 billion Danish crowns ($487 million) in the Middle East. The world's biggest maker of insulin, Novo Nordisk, also said it was affected.

Rasmussen said on Monday that "the Danish government cannot apologize on behalf of a Danish newspaper. It doesn't work like ... and we have explained that to the Arab countries. Independent media are not edited by the government."
Denmark has around 530 troops serving in Iraq.

So here they for you to decide












'This is not just about cartoons, but standing up for our values'Times Online

THE Danish editor who brought the fury of the Muslim world on his country by printing pictures of the Prophet Muhammad defiantly declared yesterday: “We do not apologise for printing the cartoons. It was our right to do so.”

As protests continued for a second day in Gaza with shouts of “Death to Denmark”, Flemming Rose, the culture editor of the centre-right daily newspaper Jyllands-Posten, sat in his book-lined office declaring his surprise at the reaction.

He said that he had to stand his ground because, as in the Salman Rushdie affair, freedom of speech was being threatened. “There is a lot at stake. It would be very naive to think this is only about Jyllands-Posten and 12 cartoons and apologising or not apologising.

“This is about standing for fundamental values that have been the (foundation) for the development of Western democracies over several hundred years, and we are now in a situation where those values are being challenged,” he said.


Danes try to calm Muslim rage
International Herald Tribune

The Danish government stepped up efforts Tuesday to curb the damage caused by the publication of cartoons in a Danish newspaper linking the Prophet Muhammad to terrorism.

But the moves failed to allay Muslim anger as retailers boycotted Danish goods in the Middle East and protesters in Gaza set fire to photos of Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen. The economic fallout continued, with the French supermarket chain Carrefour announcing it was pulling Danish goods from its shelves in Arab countries.

A day after the Danish newspaper, Jyllands-Posten, apologized for offending Muslims, the Danish foreign minister, Per Stig Moller, handed out a contrite statement about the cartoons on the sidelines of an Afghanistan fund-raising conference in London.

Wild Thing's comment.......
So apparently beheadings and suicide bombers are OK though....."stop offending us or we'll cut off your heads".......they do it anyway, even if the person that was beheaded did not offend them.

History proves that before Islam came into existence the Sabeans in Arabia worshiped the Moon god who married the sun goddess and who gave birth to three goddesess. They were called Al-lat, Al-uzza and Manat. They later became idols and they were worshipped throughout that part of the world as the " Daughters of Allah". The moon god was Allah! He was just one of 360 idols in Kabah in Mecca.

The cresent moon is everywhere in Islam. Evem Ramadan begins and ends with the crescent moon.
Muhammed wanted to create his own religion. He needed the backing of his powerful tribe. So he picked Allah, the Moon-god which they worshipped, to be the one god. And he declared himself tio be Allah's prophet.

In the 1950's a major temple to the Moon-god was excavated at Hazor in Palistine. Two idols of the Moon-god were found, proving Alah wa sa pre-Islamic pagan deity.

The truth is that Alah is NOT God, Muhammad was NO prophet and the Koran is NOT the word of God.

Look at this, it is just an example of what the terrorists think is funny. But of course this kind of thing is fine with them. GRrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!

Al-Hayat Al-Jadida (PA), June 12, 2003--the day after the No. 14 bus suicide bombing in Jerusalem


In this cartoon, from Al-Watan newspaper in Qatar (June 23, 2002), Ariel Sharon is shown watching on the sidelines as an Israeli plane crashes into New York’s World Trade Center. The Arabic words alongside the Twin Towers are “The Peace.” This cartoon restates the widely held myth in the Arab world that Israel and the Jews were responsible for the 9/11 attacks which were in fact carried out by al-Qaeda.

Other cartoons from the Arab world

UPDATE on those getting involved around the world on this topic!!


* Jihad Watch .....Do you value freedom of speech and freedom of the press? ( good news from Europe: publications in France, Germany, Spain and Italy reprinting some of the cartoons that have provoked international cartoon rage)


* My Vast Right Wing Conspiracy......Boycott the Stupid Boycott

* Vince Aut Morire ........'To All The 'slamotards I've Loved Before'

Feel free to grab one of these images from Sandmonkey’s blog . He is making sure this is not all talk and turns into action about what has happened. Thank you Sandmonkey!

Images below to help spread the word..............

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Some Quotes From President Bush's Speech

When I was growing up my parents would take us on a vacation every summer. It was always part for pure fun but also for educational purposes as well. When we visited the East coast I got to see the places that had to do with how our government was run and tour the many buildings including the monuments, Arlington Cemetry and sooo many other places. I was taught early on how important our Military is to my Freedom and living in the land of the brave. I was in awe of the House of Representatives, the color of the wood, the size of the room, the balcony we all stood on as we looked down upon the enormous room, every part of what made that place so important to our country. How the person I vote for was to speak and vote ( hopefully) for what my vote counted for. The vastness of Arlington and the sacrifices that each grave meant to my life. Impressions that were not only a learning process but something that became a part of how I think and listen when others speak.

I was thinking about all of this before President Bush spoke tonight. With a grateful heart that Bush has been our President, and yes I have not agreed with all he has done but most of the things get my stamp of approval. I was thinking of how this Nation could not have survived more years of the Clintons even if he would have been allowed to run a third time.

As President Bush said tonight, "Before history is written down in books, it is written in courage.", and it is. Our Nation is what it is with our Freedoms because of our Veterans and our troops today. Because of THEIR courage, YOUR courage you wonderful Veterans that post here! Thank you! I just pray that as Bush said tonight, our Military will run this war and NOT those in Washington, that as he said, they should "stand behind the American military."

These are just some quotes by Presient Bush tonight:

"Abroad, our nation is committed to an historic, long-term goal -- we seek the end of tyranny in our world. Some dismiss that goal as misguided idealism. In reality, the future security of America depends on it. On September the 11th, 2001, we found that problems originating in a failed and oppressive state 7,000 miles away could bring murder and destruction to our country. Dictatorships shelter terrorists, and feed resentment and radicalism, and seek weapons of mass destruction. Democracies replace resentment with hope, respect the rights of their citizens and their neighbors, and join the fight against terror. Every step toward freedom in the world makes our country safer -- so we will act boldly in freedom's cause. "

"We love our freedom, and we will fight to keep it."

"If we were to leave these vicious attackers alone, they would not leave us alone. They would simply move the battlefield to our own shores. There is no peace in retreat. And there is no honor in retreat. By allowing radical Islam to work its will -- by leaving an assaulted world to fend for itself -- we would signal to all that we no longer believe in our own ideals, or even in our own courage. But our enemies and our friends can be certain: The United States will not retreat from the world, and we will never surrender to evil."

"Our work in Iraq is difficult because our enemy is brutal. But that brutality has not stopped the dramatic progress of a new democracy. In less than three years, the nation has gone from dictatorship to liberation, to sovereignty, to a constitution, to national elections. At the same time, our coalition has been relentless in shutting off terrorist infiltration, clearing out insurgent strongholds, and turning over territory to Iraqi security forces. I am confident in our plan for victory; I am confident in the will of the Iraqi people; I am confident in the skill and spirit of our military. Fellow citizens, we are in this fight to win, and we are winning."

"The road of victory is the road that will take our troops home. As we make progress on the ground, and Iraqi forces increasingly take the lead, we should be able to further decrease our troop levels -- but those decisions will be made by our military commanders, not by politicians in Washington, D.C."

"Our coalition has learned from our experience in Iraq. We've adjusted our military tactics and changed our approach to reconstruction. Along the way, we have benefitted from responsible criticism and counsel offered by members of Congress of both parties. In the coming year, I will continue to reach out and seek your good advice. Yet, there is a difference between responsible criticism that aims for success, and defeatism that refuses to acknowledge anything but failure. Hindsight alone is not wisdom, and second-guessing is not a strategy."

"With so much in the balance, those of us in public office have a duty to speak with candor. A sudden withdrawal of our forces from Iraq would abandon our Iraqi allies to death and prison, would put men like bin Laden and Zarqawi in charge of a strategic country, and show that a pledge from America means little. Members of Congress, however we feel about the decisions and debates of the past, our nation has only one option: We must keep our word, defeat our enemies, and stand behind the American military in this vital mission."

"Our men and women in uniform are making sacrifices -- and showing a sense of duty stronger than all fear. They know what it's like to fight house to house in a maze of streets, to wear heavy gear in the desert heat, to see a comrade killed by a roadside bomb. And those who know the costs also know the stakes. Marine Staff Sergeant Dan Clay was killed last month fighting in Fallujah. He left behind a letter to his family, but his words could just as well be addressed to every American. Here is what Dan wrote: "I know what honor is. ... It has been an honor to protect and serve all of you. I faced death with the secure knowledge that you would not have to.... Never falter! Don't hesitate to honor and support those of us who have the honor of protecting that which is worth protecting."

"The Palestinian people have voted in elections. And now the leaders of Hamas must recognize Israel, disarm, reject terrorism, and work for lasting peace."

"The same is true of Iran, a nation now held hostage by a small clerical elite that is isolating and repressing its people. The regime in that country sponsors terrorists in the Palestinian territories and in Lebanon -- and that must come to an end. The Iranian government is defying the world with its nuclear ambitions, and the nations of the world must not permit the Iranian regime to gain nuclear weapons. America will continue to rally the world to confront these threats."

"Tonight, let me speak directly to the citizens of Iran: America respects you, and we respect your country. We respect your right to choose your own future and win your own freedom. And our nation hopes one day to be the closest of friends with a free and democratic Iran."

"Our country must also remain on the offensive against terrorism here at home. The enemy has not lost the desire or capability to attack us. Fortunately, this nation has superb professionals in law enforcement, intelligence, the military, and homeland security. These men and women are dedicating their lives, protecting us all, and they deserve our support and our thanks. They also deserve the same tools they already use to fight drug trafficking and organized crime -- so I ask you to reauthorize the Patriot Act."

"Fellow citizens, we've been called to leadership in a period of consequence. We've entered a great ideological conflict we did nothing to invite. We see great changes in science and commerce that will influence all our lives. Sometimes it can seem that history is turning in a wide arc, toward an unknown shore. Yet the destination of history is determined by human action, and every great movement of history comes to a point of choosing. "

"Lincoln could have accepted peace at the cost of disunity and continued slavery. Martin Luther King could have stopped at Birmingham or at Selma, and achieved only half a victory over segregation. The United States could have accepted the permanent division of Europe, and been complicit in the oppression of others. Today, having come far in our own historical journey, we must decide: Will we turn back, or finish well?"

"Before history is written down in books, it is written in courage. Like Americans before us, we will show that courage and we will finish well. We will lead freedom's advance. We will compete and excel in the global economy. We will renew the defining moral commitments of this land. And so we move forward -- optimistic about our country, faithful to its cause, and confident of the victories to come."

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