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|Molotov Cocktail In Philadelphia
|CBS' Philly 57 News is
reporting that Philadelphia Police are investigating the discovery
of a Molotov cocktail along with anti-Israeli-pro-Palestinian books and
documentation, along with an Arabic dictionary inside a Center City
The discovery was made at about 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday inside a garage located at Callowhill and N. 16th Streets.
The garage is in close proximity to the office of the Department of
Homeland Security and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement offices.
Police initially responded to a report of a man sleeping next to a
suspicious device in the office of the parking garage. "Before the
police arrived, the male left the property. He left behind the
Molotov cocktail and literature," Captain Dennis Wilson explained.
"It looks like a Molotov cocktail, some sort of accelerant in a
bottle, sealed top, with a fuse," Captain Wilson said.
Wilson said they know exactly who the individual is because he left
behind his laptop and his identification. The incident remains
under police investigation.
|Are These Guys Serious Or Delirious
|Democratic strategists Wednesday asserted Barack Obama "has been far
more aggressive in fighting al Qaeda" than the previous administration .
In an e-mail this afternoon to supporters -- which incidentally
excoriated Republicans for politicizing the attempted bombing of Flight
253 -- the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) stressed
it was President George W. Bush, not his successor, who relegated the
fight against the terrorist network to the back burner by turning "its
focus from al Qaeda to Iraq."
|Obama's Dangerous Denial
Napolitano -- former Arizona governor, now overmatched secretary of
homeland security -- will forever be remembered for having said of the
attempt to bring down an airliner over Detroit: "The system worked."
The attacker's concerned father had warned U.S. authorities about his
son's jihadist tendencies. The would-be bomber paid cash and
checked no luggage on a transoceanic flight. He was nonetheless
allowed to fly, and would have killed 288 people in the air alone, save
for a faulty detonator and quick actions by a few passengers.
Heck of a job, Brownie.
The reason the country is uneasy about the Obama administration's
response to this attack is a distinct sense of not just incompetence but
incomprehension. From the very beginning, Obama has relentlessly
tried to play down and deny the nature of the terrorist threat we
continue to face. Napolitano renames terrorism "man-caused
disasters." Obama goes abroad and pledges to cleanse
America of its post-9/11 counterterrorist sins. Hence, Guantanamo
will close, CIA interrogators will face a special prosecutor, and Khalid
Sheik Mohammed will bask in a civilian trial in New York -- a trifecta
of political correctness and image management.
And just to make sure even the dimmest understand, Obama banishes the
term "war on terror." It's over -- that is, if it ever existed.
Obama may have declared the war over. Unfortunately, al-Qaeda
has not. Which gives new meaning to the term "asymmetric warfare."
And produces linguistic -- and logical -- oddities that littered
Obama's public pronouncements following the Christmas Day attack.
In his first statement, Obama
referred to Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab as "an isolated extremist."
This is the same man who, after the Fort Hood, Tex., shooting,
warned us "against jumping to conclusions" -- code for daring to
associate the mass murder there with Nidal Hasan's Islamist ideology.
Yet, with Abdulmutallab, Obama jumped immediately to the conclusion,
against all existing evidence, that the would-be bomber acted alone.
More jarring still were Obama's references to the terrorist as a
"suspect" who "allegedly tried to ignite an explosive device." You
can hear the echo of FDR: "Yesterday, December 7, 1941 -- a date which
will live in infamy -- Japanese naval and air force suspects allegedly
bombed Pearl Harbor."
Obama reassured the nation that this
"suspect" had been charged. Reassurance? Obama should be saying:
We have captured an enemy combatant -- an illegal combatant under the
laws of war: no uniform, direct attack on civilians -- and now to
prevent future attacks, he is being interrogated regarding information
he may have about al-Qaeda in Yemen.
Instead, Abdulmutallab is
dispatched to some Detroit-area jail and immediately lawyered up.
At which point -- surprise! -- he stops talking.
Continue reading Charles Krauthammer
here . . .
|Rocket Launcher Found In Houston
Police went to a southwest
Houston apartment to break up a disturbance but ended up
AT-4, shoulder-mounted rocket launcher. It can shoot a missile
nearly 1,000 feet through buildings and tanks.
The woman tenant told police
that the rocket launcher belonged to Nabilaye I. Yansane, someone whom
she allowed to store items at her apartment. According to court
documents, officers also found jihadist writings that allegedly belonged
Did you know the Crotch Bomber spent
some time in Houston before he went on his jihad? Debbie Schlussel
places him in Houston in 2008. He attended
in "Islamic Studies" at the Al-Maghrib Institute there. Schlussel
says, "You can bet this outfit is extremist." Might even have
helped him out and had some tight connections with his Qaeda buddies in
Sclussel has checked out the school, the
and itís clearly extremistĖpure Sunni extremism and hate. For
those unfamiliar with the niceties (or, more appropriately, the
not-niceties) of Islam,
Maghrib (also Magreb) is the sunset prayer in Islam,
the fourth out of five prayers in the day for Muslims.
It is tied to the
Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the extremist organization
that Bush administration members visited and spoke to.
In case you forgot, like CAIR,
unindicted co-conspirator in funding HAMAS terrorism,
as noted in the Holy Land Foundation trial.
The Al-Maghrib site notes that its students
"sponsored 96 orphans" -- a/k/a the children of terrorist martyrs.
Or sometimes there arenít even those, and itís just a straight out front
funding terrorism. In this case, you can bet on that, since they
sponsored the "orphans" through
Islamic Relief, a HAMAS/Al-Qaeda charity.
here . . .
source: A cursory background investigation into Nabilaye I.
Yansane, 39, (DOB October 7, 1970), a resident of the Bellaire Wood
Apartments, 5414 Elm Street, Houston, Texas, found recent unrelated
brushes with the law, including a misdemeanor charge of possession of a
prohibited weapon accompanied by a drug possession charge-both filed on
October 5, 2009. The drug possession charge was dismissed, while
the weapons charge was adjudicated.
The misdemeanor charges
notwithstanding, further investigation conducted over the last several
days with area residents familiar with YANSANE indicates a possible
"connection" with the Al-Maghrib Institute in Houston, an Islamic center
located less than 6 miles from his home. According to two area
residents, Yansane might have some level of involvement with the
Institute, participating in classes or events at that location within
the past year.
|Obama Aids The Enemy He Will Not Name
opines: White House National Security Adviser James Jones
warned, Americans would feel "a certain shock" after reading the report
on the Islamic jihadist who hid bombs in his crotch and tried to blow up
Northwest Flight 253 in Detroit on Christmas Day. Well, I was
The loudest (deafening, actually) part of Obama's
remarks Thursday on the war on the West is what he didn't say. Not
once in Obama's self-aggrandizing speech on the Muslim Christmas bomber
did he ever mention jihad or Islam -- and that is who we are at war
with. To say that al-Qaeda alone is the enemy is just more
obfuscation and deception. It's bureaucratic boilerplate.
Imagine, if you will, during, say, World War II, if the Axis press
accounts of Allied military operations refused to use the word America
or United States.
For example, a D-Day report would go like this:
On June 6, 1944, nearly 160,000 Iowans, New Yorkers, Jerseyans,
Alaskans, Texans, and some black and white folks landed along a 50-mile
stretch of heavily-fortified sandy coastline to fight Nazi Germany on
the beaches of Normandy, France. More than 5,000 ships and 13,000
aircraft filled with all kinds of people supported the D-Day invasion,
and by day's end, Floridians had gained a foothold in Normandy.
Obama would speak only about "al-Qaeda."
Al-Qaeda is a
manifestation of devout Islam. Just as Hamas, Hezb'allah, al-Muhajiroun,
the Armed Islamic Group, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, MILF, CAIR,
ISNA, Fatah, the Muslim Brotherhood, al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya, the Armed
Islamic Group of Algeria -- it is Islam -- and by refusing to name the
enemy, Obama has perpetrated yet another devastating attack on American
He is by far the most secretive and opaque man we have
ever had the bad judgment to elect. While Obama and his gang of
thieves hide behind closed doors to pass secret health care legislation
that will enslave Americans under the Stalin-like propaganda chimera of
"reform," he has opened to our mortal enemies a veritable treasure trove
On December 29, and very much under the radar,
(he was sunnin' and funnin' in Hawaii at the time), Obama declassified
just about everything he possibly could. All of it will help
foreign governments and Obama's Communist-Socialist associates in the
U.S. This executive order is a tsunami info-dump of newly
declassified data -- material that was classified before June 29, 1985.
It is all about to be made public -- despite the danger this poses to
U.S. national security -- 180 days from the signing of the Executive
The age of the documents doesn't automatically diminish
the national security risk. Many of the individuals and
organizations this material will cover are still very much with us, and
Obama's new regulations also make it tougher to classify documents.
"When determining to originally classify information, if there is
significant doubt about the need to classify the information, it shall
not be classified." Why not err on the side of caution, especially
in a time of war?
The new rules stipulate that "information in
permanently historically valuable records exempted from automatic
declassification at 25 years must be declassified at 50 years unless it
concerns: a confidential human source, a human intelligence source, or
key design concepts of weapons of mass destruction." Reassured?
Don't be. The definition of "weapons of mass destruction" has also
been changed so as to allow for the declassification of more documents.
Obama will also establish a new National Declassification Center
(NDC), whose job will be to "streamline declassification processes.
...Obama has committed the NDC to process over 400 million records by
2013 and so this center will be very large scale in nature."
Worst of all, the new regulations specifically describe processes by
which "classified information originating in one agency may be
disseminated by any other agency to which it has been made available" to
Imagine: We can't see health care
legislation, but our enemies can see...everything from twenty-five years
ago. This breach of national security is a treacherous act, a gift
to our enemies, and fodder for a propaganda press.
an action in a time of war, but since Obama won't even say who we're at
war against, it isn't surprising.
|Obama Whitewashes Islamic Jihad
says the new buzz phrase in the Obama administration to describe our
fight against radical Islamic terrorism is "countering violent
extremism." Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair used
the catch-phrase twice in a speech he delivered yesterday.
that there is no reference to the source of most of the terrorist
"violent extremism" around the world today -- radical Islam. This
"soft power approach" is deliberately designed to avoid offending the
Muslim world -- an extension of Obamaís apologia last June in Cairo
during which he told Muslims how sorry the United States was for all of
the supposed wrongs we committed against them.
It is also
forbidden in Obama-land to use the term "jihad" to describe the Islamic
ideology we are fighting. Last year
John Brennan, Obamaís top
counterterrorism adviser, said it was inappropriate to use "jihad" in
such a negative context because in the Islam religion, he claims, jihad
means "to purify oneself or to wage a holy struggle for a moral goal."
But when one examines the
real meaning of jihad according to Islamís prophet Muhammad from
primary sources such as Bukhari (the Hadith, which are oral traditions
relating to the words and deeds of Muhammad), Brennanís assertion is
overwhelmingly disproved. The fact is that 97% of the jihad
references are about war and 3% concern an inner struggle. Also,
the Koran itself is full of hate-filled
The Obama administration is helping to
whitewash the words and deeds of the radical Islamistsí own warrior
prophet, which these mass murderers of innocent civilians use today to
justify their jihad of terror.
Laura Ingraham, who filled in for
Bill OíReilly on "The Factor" last night, minced no words in piercing
through this semantical, politically correct nonsense. Her guest,
Nancy Soderberg (who served in the Clinton administration, including as
Alternate Representative to the United Nations), tried to defend the
whitewash by dumping on the Bush administrationís more direct approach
to fighting the war against terror.
Not only did Ingraham point
out that Bush had repeatedly gone out of his way to describe Islam --
rightly or wrongly -- as a peaceful faith. She also reminded
Soderberg that Bush has been out of office for more than a year and that
it was time for the Obama administration to be held accountable for its
failures. Maybe Ingraham should host "The Factor" more often.
Nothing that Obama has done so far in trying to whitewash the
radical Islamic source of the terrorist threat our country is facing
today has worked. The problem has gotten worse. Before you
can effectively fight the enemy -- whether on the military battlefield
or in the war of ideas -- you have to understand who they really are and
expose their true ideology to the world.
|Watch Out For
describes how the FBI Director tried
to warn about home grown Islamic terrorists, without mentioning "Islam."
In Senate testimony, Robert Meuller does everything he can to
suggest that he is talking about Islamic extremists. He cites
Nidal Hasanís mass murder of American soldiers at Fort Hood. He
cites Mumbai attacks planner David Headley. But thanks to Obamaís
banning of any reference to Islam in relation to terror threats, Meuller
is unable to specify that it isnít animal rights activists or
disgruntled taxpayers who he is calling "an equally serious threat" as
al Qaeda. He can only describe the danger as "US-born extremists,"
of no particular persuasion.
Not allowed to name the enemy,
Meuller sounds like Ray Charles telling Stevie Wonder where to steer the
"These terrorist threats are diverse,
far-reaching and ever-changing, and to combat these threats, the FBI
must sustain our overseas contingency operations and engage our
intelligence and law enforcement partners both here at home and
abroad," he said.
This is just the tip of the iceberg. This
intentionally stripped out language is how our intelligence analysts are
now reduced to talking to each other internally as they try to conduct
business, otherwise theyíll get fired. They are commanded to turn
a blind eye to Obamaís relentless favoritism for everything Islamic,
including Islamic terrorists, who can no longer be tracked as such.
Muellerís tongue-tied testimony is a glimpse of the barriers that Obama
is putting in the way of daily intelligence operations.
Clinton gave us Jamie Gorelickís "wall of separation" between
intelligence and law enforcement. Obama has found an even more
effective way to hamper national security: a wall of separation between
each agentís brain and his mouth.
|Taliban Not A Terrorist Organization
says a new State Department report designating terrorist
organizations notably excludes one group: the Taliban. The U.S.
has been fighting a war in Afghanistan for almost a decade aimed at
"defeating the Taliban," Taliban members repeatedly have threatened and
killed American citizens, and lawmakers have increased pressure on State
to add the Taliban to the list.
Earlier this summer, a group of
congressional Democrats sent a letter to Secretary of State Hilary
Clinton urging her to begin the process of categorizing the Taliban as a
terrorist group. In June, Sens. Charles Schumer and Kristen
Gillibrand of New York and Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez of New
Jersey proposed legislation that would immediately add the Taliban to
the terrorist list.
Yet the State Departmentís report (due on
April 30 but released last week), did not include the Taliban with
groups such as al-Qaida, Hamas and the Real Irish Republican Army
(RIRA). To qualify, an organization must meet only three criteria:
It must be foreign, it must engage in terrorist activity and its
activity must threaten the security of the U.S. or its citizens.
"It is hard to imagine this agency can see fit to issue a report that
doesnít include the Taliban groups," Fred Gedrich, a foreign policy
analyst and former State Department employee, told The Daily Caller.
"They have killed more Americans and conducted more terror attacks on
innocent civilians during the past 12 months than any other terror
Gedrich and others troubled by the Talibanís absence from
the list note that the Taliban recruited and trained the failed Times
Square bomber. Just days ago the Taliban claimed responsibility
for the deaths of ten American medical missionaries in Afghanistan.
"Leaving these ruthless groups off the terror list undermines State
Department credibility and could further endanger American troops, U.S.
embassy personnel and others in Afghanistan and Pakistan, as well as
Americans innocently going about their business in the United States,"
"Itís insane, because we are talking about the most
barbaric group in the world," said Gedrich.
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