September 23, 2006

Sept. 23, 2006: Various

Related to Sept. 21, 2006: Crying Wolf or ... what? or scroll down to it.

Audio: Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir on AQ’s alleged nuclear plot , September 21, 2006 by Allahpundit

The audio picks up with Mir talking about his recent meeting in Afghanistan with AQ capo Abu Dawood. It ends with him alleging a closer relationship between Al Qaeda and Iran than most counterterror experts believe.

Report: Al Qaeda planning nuke attack for Ramadan , September 12, 2006 by Allahpundit

Check, but I believe Ramadan starts Sept. 24.

Update: Little Black Book The online version of The Little Black Book has now been removed from public viewing on the StStephensHouse website -- People were not happy with it.

This website has screen captures. Parents may be very interested in this on "supporting radical groups" with tax money.

If you wish to comment on tax dollars being sent to organizations such as StStephensHouse which funded "The Little Black Book"--online version sponsored by Industry Canada--email:
Maxime Bernier, Minister of Industry:
PM Stephen Harper:

PM at UN: Mainstream Media and Celestial Junk

Debris shamed CTV: "CTV Dirty Little Tricks" on the Prime Minister's speech at the UN.

Check the photo and especially the brief explication written. Well done!

UN Speeches: Bush vs. Ahmadinejad , Captain's Quarters

[....] We have come to expect a less-than-truthful approach from the Iranians over the years, especially given their background with the IAEA, and Ahmadinejad delivered on another expectation with surprising candor. .... He obliquely argues for the destruction of Israel at the body that created it, calling Israel (inaccurately) a result of guilt from World War II and the need to relocate survivors of the Holocaust -- but oddly, never refers to the genocide and therefore leaves the entire notion unsupported. [....]

Afghan President Hamid Karzai snubs meeting with Layton

OTTAWA (CP) - Afghan President Hamid Karzai arrived in Canada on Thursday to help drum up support for the mission in his troubled country, but a meeting with the country's most prominent anti-war politician did not appear to be on his agenda.

NDP Leader Jack Layton has made several requests for a meeting with the Afghan leader - and has had no reply.

Layton is the only major federal party leader to have called for a withdrawal of Canadian troops from Afghanistan. [....]

Liars, Frauds, and Charlatans -- "You can’t claim to support anyone, if you don’t consider that person’s viewpoints, perspectives, and opinions." which leads to this: Smoking Out “Progressive” Liars, 06 September 2006

It usually takes time and a memory that lasts more than a few months to catch people at disingenuous political games. But, if one is patient, and if one waits, any phony political position will usually be brought to the light of day.[....]

Canada’s intrepid defender of Canadian “progressive” values, Jack Layton, [called] for the withdrawal of Canadian troops from Afghanistan [....]

First, let’s consider the crowing and braying that pierced the air a few years ago when the United States was poising itself to invade Iraq. You remember, the peace marches, the pontificating, and above all:

“The War in Iraq is illegal because it is not United Nations sanctioned!”

[....well reasoned part here which ends with] Jack could admit that the “progressive” class he represents are pacifists. Then, all that he says and what his NDP peddle would make perfect honest sense. ....

Jack Layton, Svend and other "progressives", read this

Symposium: 9/11: Five Years Later , By Jamie Glazov,, September 11, 2006

McCarthy [....] The mindless approbation of Islam as a "religion of peace" and an unqualified force for good in the world. The inescapable fact is that while there is not terrorism everyplace there is Islam, there is Islam virtually everyplace there is terrorism. Militancy, moreover, is not the only stream of Islamic practice, but it is the dynamic one -- and the one that lines up most comfortably with doctrine. While religion is what men and women make of it, doctrine is where the making begins, and this doctrine demands a lot more of our attention.

Ayatollah Sistani, the highest authority of Shiite Islam in Iraq (and widely touted by our State Department), maintains (on his website) that non-Muslims should be considered in the same category as "urine, feces, semen, dead bodies, blood, dogs, pigs, alcoholic liquors and the sweat of an animal who persistently eats [unclean things.]" Sistani's fatwa that homosexuals should be brutally killed is even now being acted on in the Shiite areas of the "new" Iraq. In the "new" Afghanistan, a man was nearly put to death for apostasy. In Yemen [....]

Perhaps you get the idea, but check the rest.

In a similar vein: A George Will column on Ayaan Hirsi Ali , Posted by: Nemo2 at September 21, 2006 05:13 AM

Quote: "Europe, she thinks, is invertebrate. After two generations without war, Europeans "have no idea what an enemy is." And they think, she says, that leadership is an antiquated notion because they believe that caring governments can socialize everyone to behave well, thereby erasing personal accountability and responsibility. "I can't even tell it without laughing," she says, laughing softly". [....]

Someone, show this to Jack Layton, the CBC/MSM, Liberals, the courts and anyone else who would benefit from reading Hirsi Ali.

It isn't just Michael Coren talking tactical nukes... here's what's being said in Israeli military circles. Guess which other Middle Eastern country is also scared [****less] about a nuclear Iran... , Posted by: neo at September 21, 2006 01:19 AM

Posted by: wallyj at September 21, 2006 01:43 AM

MUMBAI BOMBERS CONFESS - CLAIM PAKISTAN AND MOHAMMAD ATTA LINK -- "India wants to talk to FBI to see if there is a larger link here. ..." , Indian TV Sept- 21-2006

ENEMIES -- Red Flower of North America , Sept. 16, 06

Bill Gertz, defense and national security reporter for The Washington Times, describes a growing threat posed by foreign agents and terrorists who exploit U.S. weaknesses in this first of three excerpts from his new book, "Enemies: How America's Foes Steal Our Vital Secrets -- And How We Let It Happen" (Crown Forum), out this week.

Tai Wang Mak dialed a phone number in Guangzhou, China.

The man who answered, Pu Pei-liang, was a researcher at the Chinese Center for Asia Pacific Studies at Zhongshan University, known to U.S. intelligence officials as CAPS.

[....] Mak and Pu, investigators say, were undercover military intelligence officers with the Second Department of the People's Liberation Army, the spy service well-known to U.S. counterspies as 2 PLA.

Investigators say Tai Mak's brother, Chi Mak, headed a family spy ring in Los Angeles. After his Oct. 28 arrest by the FBI, Chi Mak, a naturalized citizen and electrical engineer with a major American defense contractor, told investigators that he had supplied sensitive Navy weapons secrets to the Chinese since 1983. [....]

United Nations -- Most Mainstream Media MIA

Captain Ed: The Rally That (Almost) No One Covered , September 21, 2006 -- NatPost

One of the most well-known philosophical questions known to popular culture asks whether a falling tree makes a noise if no one witnesses it. Now we can add whether a rally attracting tens of thousands of supporters for Israel outside the UN exists if no newspapers bother to report it. Fortunately, the New York Sun and Power Line manage to outdo the rest of the media in informing readers: [links on that webpage]

As world leaders convened for the second day of the United Nations General Assembly, tens of thousands of supporters of Israel gathered across the street from United Nations headquarters to protest President Ahmadinejad of Iran and to call for the unconditional release of the Israeli soldiers kidnapped on July 12. The international and national leaders who stepped up to the podium also challenged the United Nations to take preventative action against the Iranian leader who threatens the Jewish people with genocide. [....]

At the least, though, the rally and its speakers has solid news value. Too bad most of the media thundered after Hugo Chavez following his sulphuric speech at the General Assembly. [....]

If there is a leftist rally, we hear of it ad nauseam from the MSM. Remember the AIDS Conference in Toronto? Will the MSM allow us to forget it ... and the aftermath? But if a Muslim state--a nuclear wannabe--Iran, threatens a neighbouring country .....

Drugs: RCMP and Aussie Feds

6 men arrested in Australia in big haul of cocaine imported from Canada , Sept. 20, 06, International Herald Tribune / AP

Canadians held in Australian drug bust -- Cocaine, ecstasy shipped , CanWest, September 21, 2006

[....] "This operation has again demonstrated the value of customs container X-ray facilities, which are located in all of Australia's major sea cargo ports," Mr. Carmody said. [....]

The shipment was the second seized in four months from Canada. The first was the seizure of 1.2 million Ecstasy tablets in Melbourne in June that resulted in four arrests.

[....] The five Canadian men --ranging in age from 25 to 39 -- have been charged with a number of offences, including importing a commercial quantity of a border-controlled drug. A 62-year-old Sydney man has been charged with two counts of conspiracy to import a commercial quantity of a border-controlled drug. [....]

Gun Registry

The Gun Registry- front line view point
".........From its inception, I was advised not to depend on it to make decisions. It is outdated, inaccurate and completely unreliable. To make a decision at a call based on registry information would be foolish at best and deadly at worst. ".........
, newsbeat1 -- Toronto Star: A flawed waste of time and money , by Michael Mays, Sgt. Ret'd, Barrie, Ont.

Gun Registry Poll -- a moment in time

It's a good thing the guns were registered , wagccan, 9/14/2006 13:30:13

The 3 guns used by 25 year old Kimveer Gill - Montreal's Dawson College Shooter - were legally registered. What does this tell you about the effectiveness of the $1.5 billion gun registry?

It needs to be improved 12.5%
It should be scrapped 85.6%
Other 1.72%
Total Votes: 1564

Coren, Elmasry, Nuclear

Another round: Mohamed Elmasry, CIC’s national president vs Michael Coren -- and Canadian Arab and Muslim groups aim to silence journalist Michael Coren -- includes a link to Coren's full column, 20 September 2006

"Worse yet, the biggest bully is frequently Coren himself, egging on participants that he has personally chosen in order to generate more heat than wisdom on the day’s most sensitive and complex topics." [Elmasry, himself, revealed his position on Jews on one of Coren's programs.]

Both the CIC and CAF have denounced Coren’s published and broadcast views as repugnant and a mockery of Canada’s history as a progressive, multi- ethnic country [.... Cue the violins ...]

It was signed by Mohammed Elmasry ...

[....] Note: It was on the Michael Coren Show that Canadian Islamic Congress President Mohamed Elmasry made his infamous statements legitimizing terror attacks against all adult Israeli civilians.

Michael Coren has received death threats
in response to his controversial column published on September 2, 2006, in the Tortonto Sun, advocating the use of precision nuclear strikes against Iran’s nuclear facilities, for which his newspaper has refused to apologize.

[The full column is here -- Judge for yourself
Coren_Michael/2006/09/02/1795183.html ]

[.... Comment: AnnieO] Remember Christine St-Pierre that got slapped down for her "personal opinion" about our soldiers in Afghanistan telling them to ignore the criticism . ( She was suspended as punishment by Radio CBC - French programming)

Excerpts with comments on Dearest Illusions and Dangerous Mistakes , September 17, 2006, by Bruce Thornton

Nowhere is this mistaken belief in the universal endorsement of Western values more evident than in our fight against jihad. Failing to understand our opponent and the historical nature of Islam, we have interpreted his behavior in term of our own values and goods and materialist assumptions. Since we value individual freedom and material prosperity, we assume that those are also the supreme motivating goods of Muslims. Since we privilege material causes over all others, we ignore spiritual causes or reduce them to deformed responses to unfulfilled material needs. Since we prize the transparent fulfillment of the requirements of agreements we sign, we assume other peoples will also, even if those requirements contradict a more important national interest or a spiritual goal, such as fighting the infidel until the whole world is for Allah, as the Koran puts it [....]

Search: "First, who cares if the world 'doubts the moral basis' of why we fight?

Continue reading for comments on the pressure to show leadership or to be liked.

Norway Synagogue Shooters Plotted Attacks on US and Israel Embassies

Small Town Veteran, related to posts on tolerance.

Related to Sept. 21, 2006: The "Big Picture" from Fort Dork

CBC Newsworld: The Big Picture with Avi Lewis: The Root of All Evil? -- featuring Richard Dawkins who says "Religious faith discourages independent thought, it's divisive and it's dangerous."

The Guests:

Richard Dawkins, Evolutionary biologist, Oxford University and Author of The God Delusion (in his film and by satellite)
Ronald de Sousa, Emeritus Professor, University of Toronto, Philosophy Department, Atheist extraordinaire
Cheri DiNovo, Reverend, Emmanuel-Howard Park United Church
Charles McVety, President, Canada Christian College
Imam Aly Hindy, Salaheddin Islamic Centre
Alia Hogben, Executive Director, Canadian Council of Muslim Women, Led the fight against bringing Sharia Law to Ontario
Joseph Ben-Ami, Executive Director, Institute for Canadian Values (faith based public policy think tank)
Anver Emon, Islamic law historian, University of Toronto's Faculty of Law, Specializes in Religious Fundamentalism

For commentary

CHRISTIE BLATCHFORD: Can we not wait a day before exploiting deaths? -- "It was such a curiously Canadian way to die."

[....] Yet there have not been so many bicycle suiciders, what the military calls BBIEDs, or bicycle-borne improvised explosive devices. They are about as rare as DBIEDs, or donkey-borne IEDs, though there have been a couple of those too. And to the Western eye, there is something almost innately peaceable about a guy on a bike. In Canada, the most famous cyclists are NDP Leader Jack Layton and his wife Olivia Chow, who as it happened, arrived at the House of Commons yesterday, a familiar sight, on their bikes.

What was the response, at home, to their deaths?

Why, let's be blunt, it was to feast upon the carcasses. There was barely a pause. I don't know quite when we became a nation that eats its fallen, but that is what has happened.

'Tropical Taliban' feared as Cubans look beyond Castro -- 80-year-old leader's decline seen as signalling new era , Bernd Debusmann, Reuters, September 18, 2006

HAVANA - No matter whether Fidel Castro returns to office or not, diplomats and dissidents say the post-Fidel era has begun and some foresee an ideological tug of war between "tropical Taliban" and proponents of Chinese-style economic reforms. [....]

More than 70% of Cuba's 11 million population were born after Fidel Castro seized power in 1959 and tend to be reluctant to talk about a future without him. But a number of dissidents speak out frankly and on the record. [....]

"What would be disastrous would be for the tropical Taliban to run the country," Espinosa Chepe said. The phrase refers to a younger generation of officials mentored personally by Fidel Castro. [....]


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