November 03, 2006

Nov. 3, 2006: Various #2


Buying guns like tomatoes, Khadr says -- Transcripts of RCMP interview submitted to extradition hearing , Adrian Humphreys, with files from Allison Hanes, National Post. Published: Tuesday, October 31, 2006

[....] "I got some walkie-talkies then some light machine guns for the locals," [....]

"If you want to buy a weapon it is, it takes you the same progress if you want to go and buy tomatoes from the market."

He made about $7,000 profit selling Kalashnikov rifles, other machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades and ammunition, he said. He made so little because he sold the guns cheap. [....]

Macleans has improved

Apparently, it has the courage to publish the truth.

The future belongs to Islam

The Muslim world has youth, numbers and global ambitions. The West is growing old and enfeebled, and lacks the will to rebuff those who would supplant it. It's the end of the world as we've known it. An excerpt from 'America Alone'.
, by Mark Steyn, Oct. 20, 06. Reprinted by permission of Regnery Publishing from America Alone © 2006 by Mark Steyn. To comment, email

[....] Let's start with demography, because everything does:

[....] Likewise, if you want to launch a revolution, it's not very likely if you've only got seven revolutionaries. And they're all over 80. But, if you've got two million and seven revolutionaries and they're all under 30 you're in business.

For example, I wonder how many pontificators on the "Middle East peace process" ever run this number:

The median age in the Gaza Strip is 15.8 years.

Once you know that, all the rest is details. If you were a "moderate Palestinian" leader, would you want to try to persuade a nation -- or pseudo-nation -- of unemployed poorly educated teenage boys raised in a UN-supervised European-funded death cult to see sense?
Any analysis of the "Palestinian problem" that doesn't take into account the most important determinant on the ground is a waste of time.

Likewise, the salient feature of Europe, Canada, Japan and Russia is that they're running out of babies. [....]

Now, check this: Fatwa on Mark Steyn
and, should you wish to act, there is information on that website.


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CAIR threatens Macleans magazine , 2006/11/02, Halls of Macadamia

Didn't we hear accusations just this week about how the Blogging Tories were being unduly influenced by the Conservative Party? [....]

CAIR is basically saying, "If Macleans won't censor Mark Steyn, we'll do what we can to damage the company financially." [....]

Read it and act if it seems appropriate.

A comment from AnnieO from the website above, punted posters:

..........In June 2006, a 54-year-old Flemish train conductor called Guido Demoor got on the Number 23 bus in Antwerp to go to work. Six -- what's that word again? -- "youths" boarded the bus and commenced intimidating the other riders. There were some 40 passengers aboard. But the "youths" were youthful and the other passengers less so. Nonetheless, Mr. Demoor asked the lads to cut it out and so they turned on him, thumping and kicking him. Of those 40 other passengers, none intervened "..............."

This whole passage could read like this "In November 9, 1938 a 54-year-old Jewish train conductor called.....

Note: "youths"

Youths challenge the French state -- here, David Rennie in Paris, Last Updated: 2:52am GMT 03/11/2006 first published Nov. 1, 06

[....] Hardly a night passes without gangs many of them from immigrant families attacking police cars, buses and emergency rescue teams.

... Le Nouvel Observateur published a confidential report ... trade union, the CGT ... scores of eye-witness accounts of brutal attacks on public servants who work in the worst suburbs, or "banlieues" ...

Its publication follows the revelation that attacks on police have soared this year, with some 14 a day, and a growing number of incidents in which officers have been lured into ambushes.

This has prompted a warning that the day France witnesses the lynching of a policeman is not far off.

The CGT report painted a graphic picture of violence: blocks of cement dropped on paramedic crews; washing machines pushed off balconies on to fire engines; electricity company agents too scared to cut off customers who have not paid bills, after being attacked with knives, guns and fists. [....]

But a leaked report by the French police intelligence service, the Renseignements Généraux (RG), concluded last year that Islamists had "no role in setting off the violence", which it described as a "popular revolt" against the authorities.

... rumours of angry youths in different suburbs linking up in organised networks were not true. [....]

Search: Nicolas Sarkozy, the interior minister , the Communist mayor of Sevran

Disinformation? Afraid?

Google: "France and Africa Summits - 23rd Conference of Heads of State of ... Presentation of the Conferences of Heads of State of France and Africa ... Africa’s current challenge - its youth - is also its future asset, if we are able ... "

Background: Riot anniversary puts French police on high alert, AP, Oct. 27, 06

Clichy-sous-Bois, France — Police fanned out around the outskirts of Paris amid fears of renewed violence Friday as mourners marked the deaths a year ago of two teenagers that ignited three weeks of riots in largely immigrant housing projects across France.

The outburst of anger at the accidental deaths of the youths, electrocuted in a power substation while hiding from police, grew into a broader challenge against the French state that has continued to simmer.

Attackers have torched four buses after forcing off passengers in the outskirts of Paris in recent days, and police have been ambushed in several organized attacks in recent weeks, raising fears of a new wave of violence around the anniversary. [....]

Women and the African online press

Sexual equality 'goes against nature', Mona Salem , Cairo, Egypt, Oct. 20, 05, Mail & Guardian online

The news is advertised as "The Mail & Guardian Online... South Africa's oldest quality news source on the web and Africa's first online newspaper, offering breaking news and in-depth, ...", from Cape Town, Western Cape, but the IP is registered in Lusaka, Zambia to the Zambian Telecommunications Company ... Zambia: that is where Maurice Strong registered his OneWorld network. There must be something about Zambia which is drawing in business ... perhaps the enlightened leadership.

I wondered about the source so I checked further. A brief aside:

"MTC Group celebrates 2 million customers in Sudan -- Less than six months after acquiring the Mobitel network in Sudan, Mobile Telecommunications Company (MTC) said it had passed the two million mark for subscribers, with latest figures showing the total had reached 2.2 million. , August 08 - 2006
"MTC .... acquired full control of Mobitel in February 2006" .... "Khaled Muhtadi, General Manager of Mobitel, said, 'The parent company has promoted network upgrading and undertaken significant expansion operations by extending its geographic coverage to western and southern areas in Sudan.'" .... "Mobitel, which now has the largest customer base in Sudan; The 2.2 million figure is also the second largest base among the companies owned by MTC Group, which owns and runs 20 licenses in the Middle East and Africa and in total serves 23million subscribers."

Africa is rapidly becoming mobilized and companies like RIM with its Blackberry / Pearl could make a bundle were it to get in on the action in Africa ... providing internet access to all for a small amount, if the product could be produced cheaply ... say, in China ... or in beautiful downtown Khartoum. Soon the news and views will flow around the world. Can Bolivia's Morales be far behind in communicating his vision ... for coca production ... not cocaine, just coca production ... perhaps a South American version of qat? There is business out there.

Now, to the article:

[....] Makarem al-Deiri is standing for election to the Egyptian Parliament next month after a long academic career, but she makes no bones about her view that a woman's place is in the home.

The only woman candidate backed by Egypt's influential Muslim Brotherhood, the 55-year-old mother of seven insists there is no point arguing for sexual equality, as such a demand "goes against nature".
[....] "We believe that domestic chores are not less [than other types of work] and we oppose battling against men's superiority to women."

The widow of the late Muslim Brotherhood leader Ibrahim Sharaf, who was jailed from 1965 to 1974, Deiri is standing against a male candidate from the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) -- Mustafa al-Sallab, a millionaire businessman in the ceramic industry.

She is standing as an independent because the Brotherhood remains barred from fielding candidates of its own, even though it is generally considered Egypt's leading opposition force.

It makes you wish for a return of ... oh, say, the dictator that brung ya.

Military -- Support Our Troops

A Soldiers Story - Dealing with being home from Kandahar , October 19, 2006, 02:07:08 PM

This is very affecting; the letter reveals a sense of brotherhood that most of us could only wish for ... deep friendship and care for each other.

Music for our troops from a Maritimer from NB, one who has been to Afghanistan five times to entertain: Julian Austin: Red and White . Source: forums

via punted posters forum , starboardside

Could we replace BBC with CBC and this would still make sense?

The BBC's commitment to bias is no laughing matter, By Tom Leonard, Last Updated: 12:01am BST 27/10/2006

It's fair to say the message is finally getting through: the BBC has a problem with impartiality. The row over BBC bias has been rumbling on longer than war in Sudan and always seemed just as unresolvable. The format was always the same: take a bunch of Left-leaning, liberal-minded television executives and a bunch of Right-leaning politics wonks with obsessions about BBC reporting of the Middle East, the EU and the Tory party. Then they hit each other over the head with rolled up, heavily underlined copies of programme transcripts from Newsnight or Today.

And this is a battle that the BBC has become very adept at fighting. Every time the clamour of bias on some particularly hard news issue, such as Israel, Iraq, or Brussels, gets too loud, the corporation commissions some research that finds no bias, or – next best – evidence of bias on both sides.

But no matter how much BBC bosses swear blind there is no problem, the issue refuses to go away. Why? Because for many licence-payers, the BBC's skewed assumptions about what the world is about and how its inhabitants should think is the most annoying thing about it – more annoying than dumbing down, .... particularly infuriating when the BBC denies it outright, as did Michael Grade, the BBC chairman, in an article published a few days before a governors' impartiality summit a month ago. [....]

CBC, do read this. Do you recognize your problem?


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