Iran Upset Over US/Saudi Arms Deal

Recently Debka reported Russian/Iranian arms deal for fighter jets. Iran is ok with that deal, however they are upset that the US and Saudi Arabi have brokered a deal as well, which would include technology to improve the Saudi fighter jets stiking ability, according the the Washington Post.

Iranian FM spokesman, Mohammad Ali Hosseini,  says that

“What the Persian Gulf region needs is stability and security, Americans have been trying to disturb it by selling weapons to the region”

OK now maybe it is me, but isn’t this what the Russian/Iranian fight jet deal is, selling weapons to the region?

But that’s ok, because it is for Iran’s defensive offensive capabilities… Hey how about smuggling arms into Iraq and Lebanon, that will bring stability to the region.

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Kindergarten Jihad

Memri has posted and translated a video from the Palestinian Authority’s Al-Aqsa TV of a Hamas kindergarten graduation ceremony that was record May 31, 2007.

Video courteousy of trynasend on YouTube

This video is quite disturbing, however what is more sickening, is the lack of media attention. The liberal left does not want you to see this sort of thing because it undermines their position on the roots of terrorism and Israel being the evil killing machine.

Imagine if an Israeli kindergarten ceremony was conducted this way,  liberal left and the UN would have sanctions writen up, the humanitarian groups would condem Israel and the Muslim terrorists would call for Jihad.

DC CLOSES AT LEAST TWO GREEN LINE METRO STATIONS

ABC News is reporting metro stations in DC are down due to man spraying unknown substance and finding dead birds.

WASHINGTON, D.C., CLOSES AT LEAST TWO GREEN LINE METRO STATIONS AS DEAD BIRDS ARE FOUND AFTER REPORT OF MAN SPRAYING SUBSTANCE

Will post more as it becomes available

Update:

ABC news is reporting that HazMat crews are on scene at Greenbelt and Takoma stations. An unknown substance was spraye at the stations, authorities are trying to determine the substance.  20 dead birds found at Greenbelt and 3 more found at Takoma.

Authorities are searching for a man in a black pickup truck who was seen spraying an unknown substance.

Update 2:

At Greenbelt station substance has confirmed to be rat poison. Most of it was washed away by the rain. Officials believe the substance at the other three stations also rat poison. (Takoma, Naylor Road and Anacostia)

Progressive Democrats Want to Change the Constitution

Gateway Pundit reports that NY Senator Schumer(D) wants to change Article 2 Section 2 of the Constitution according to a speech he gave at the American Constitution Society convention in Washington.

New York Sen. Charles E. Schumer, a powerful member of the Democratic leadership, said Friday the Senate should not confirm another U.S. Supreme Court nominee under President Bush “except in extraordinary circumstances.”

“We should reverse the presumption of confirmation,” Schumer told the American Constitution Society convention in Washington. “The Supreme Court is dangerously out of balance. We cannot afford to see Justice Stevens replaced by another Roberts, or Justice Ginsburg by another Alito.”

I guess this would only be until a Progressive Democrat gets elected.

The Progressive Democrats again claim to be lied to, or as Schumer puts it “hoodwinked”

Senators were too quick to accept the nominees’ word that they would respect legal precedents, and “too easily impressed with the charm of Roberts and the erudition of Alito,” Schumer said.

“There is no doubt that we were hoodwinked,” said Schumer, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee and heads the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

Schumer also says that

“greatest regret” in the last Congress was not doing more to scuttle Alito.

So I guess his vote for the Iraq war was not as bad as this as not trying to stop Alito from getting vote in.

Senator Schumer, your attempt to block the Constitutional process should be your greatest regret.

Imagine if the NY Times Wrote Speeches for Bush

Ameican Thinker exposes the NY Times’ spin of President Bush’s recent speech at Charleston AFB, SC. It is amazing how Bush’s original speech is intentially misrepresented to move someone’s political agenda.

Bush’s original speech

Al Qaeda in Iraq was founded by a Jordanian terrorist, not an Iraqi.  His name was Abu Musab al Zarqawi.  Before 9/11, he ran a terrorist camp in Afghanistan.  He was not yet a member of al Qaida, but our intelligence community reports that he had longstanding relations with senior al Qaida leaders, that he had met with Osama bin Laden and his chief deputy, Zawahiri.

In 2001, Coalition forces destroyed Zarqawi’s Afghan training camp, and he fled the country and he went to Iraq, where he set up operations with terrorist associates long before the arrival of coalition forces.  In the violence and instability following Saddam’s fall, Zarqawi was able to expand dramatically the size, scope, and lethality of his operation.  In 2004, Zarqawi and his terrorist group formally joined al Qaida, pledged allegiance to Osama bin Laden, and he promised to “follow his orders in jihad.”

Soon after, bin Laden publicly declared that Zarqawi was the “Prince of Al Qaida in Iraq” — and instructed terrorists in Iraq to “listen to him and obey him.”  It’s hard to argue that al Qaida in Iraq is separate from bin Laden’s al Qaida, when the leader of al Qaida in Iraq took an oath of allegiance to Osama bin Laden.

According to our intelligence community, the Zarqawi-bin Laden merger gave al Qaida in Iraq — quote — “prestige among potential recruits and financiers.”  The merger also gave al Qaida’s senior leadership — quote — “a foothold in Iraq to extend its geographic presence … to plot external operations … and to tout the centrality of the jihad in Iraq to solicit direct monetary support elsewhere.” . . . . 

Zarqawi was killed by U.S. forces in June 2006.  He was replaced by another foreigner — an Egyptian named Abu Ayyub al-Masri.  His ties to the al Qaida senior leadership are deep and longstanding.  He has collaborated with Zawahiri for more than two decades.  And before 9/11, he spent time with al Qaida in Afghanistan where he taught classes indoctrinating others in al Qaida’s radical ideology.

After Abu Ayyub took over al Qaida’s Iraqi operations last year, Osama bin Laden sent a terrorist leader named Abd al-Hadi al Iraqi to help him. According to our intelligence community, this man was a senior advisor to bin Laden, who served as his top commander in Afghanistan.  Abd al-Hadi never made it to Iraq.  He was captured, and was recently transferred to the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay.  The fact that bin Laden risked sending one of his most valued commanders to Iraq shows the importance he places on success of al Qaida’s Iraqi operations.

According to our intelligence community, many of al Qaida in Iraq’s other senior leaders are also foreign terrorists.  They include a Syrian who is al Qaida in Iraq’s emir in Baghdad, a Saudi who is al Qaida in Iraq’s top spiritual and legal advisor, an Egyptian who fought in Afghanistan in the 1990s and who has met with Osama bin Laden, a Tunisian who we believe plays a key role in managing foreign fighters.  Last month in Iraq, we killed a senior al Qaida facilitator named Mehmet Yilmaz, a Turkish national who fought with al Qaida in Afghanistan, and met with September the 11th mastermind Khalid Shaikh Muhammad, and other senior al Qaida leaders.

A few weeks ago, we captured a senior al Qaida in Iraq leader named Mashadani.  Now, this terrorist is an Iraqi.  In fact, he was the highest ranking Iraqi in the organization.  Here’s what he said, here’s what he told us:  The foreign leaders of Al Qaida in Iraq went to extraordinary lengths to promote the fiction that al Qaida in Iraq is an Iraqi-led operation.  He says al Qaida even created a figurehead whom they named Omar al-Baghdadi.  The purpose was to make Iraqi fighters believe they were following the orders of an Iraqi instead of a foreigner.  Yet once in custody, Mashadani revealed that al-Baghdadi is only an actor.  He confirmed our intelligence that foreigners are at the top echelons of al Qaida in Iraq — they are the leaders — and that foreign leaders make most of the operational decisions, not Iraqis.

Foreign terrorists also account for most of the suicide bombings in Iraq. Our military estimates that between 80 and 90 percent of suicide attacks in Iraq are carried out by foreign-born al Qaida terrorists.  It’s true that today most of al Qaida in Iraq’s rank and file fighters and some of its leadership are Iraqi.  But to focus exclusively on this single fact is to ignore the larger truth:  Al Qaida in Iraq is a group founded by foreign terrorists, led largely by foreign terrorists, and loyal to a foreign terrorist leader — Osama bin Laden.  They know they’re al Qaida.  The Iraqi people know they are al Qaida.  People across the Muslim world know they are al Qaida.  And there’s a good reason they are called al Qaida in Iraq:  They are al Qaida … in … Iraq.

Sharia Law Comes to NY

Little Green Footballs reports a student at Pace University has been charged with hate crimes for throwing two Korans into toilets.

CAIR: HATE-CRIME ARREST IN QURAN DESECRATIONS AT PACE UNIVERSITY

NEW YORK (AP) – A 23-year-old man was arrested Friday on hate-crime charges after he threw a Quran in a toilet at Pace University on two separate occasions, police said.

Stanislav Shmulevich of Brooklyn was arrested on charges of criminal mischief and aggravated harassment, both hate crimes, police said. It was unclear if he was a student at the school. A message left at the Shmulevich home was not immediately returned.

The Islamic holy book was found in a toilet at Pace’s lower Manhattan campus by a teacher on Oct. 13. A student discovered another book in a toilet on Nov. 21, police said.

Muslim activists had called on Pace University to crack down on hate crimes after the incidents. As a result, the university said it would offer sensitivity training to its students.

The school was accused by Muslim students of not taking the incident seriously enough at first. Pace classified the first desecration of the holy book as an act of vandalism, but university officials later reversed themselves and referred the incident to the New York Police Department’s hate crimes unit.

The incidents came amid a spate of vandalism cases with religious or racial overtones at the school. In an earlier incident on Sept. 21, the school reported another copy of the Quran was found in a library toilet, and in October someone scrawled racial slurs on a student’s car at the Westchester County satellite campus and on a bathroom wall at the campus in lower Manhattan. Police did not connect Shmulevich to those incidents…

Ibrahim Hooper, a spokesman for the national CAIR office in Washington, D.C., has said the organization receives frequent reports of Quran desecrations in the United States, especially postings on Internet sites, but seldom makes them public.

He said CAIR decided to speak out about the Pace incidents because Muslim students are impacted by the creation of what could be viewed as a hostile campus environment.

So it is OK for Muslims to mix Church and State, but not Christians… And for those that want to jump up and down and say a University is different from a Public School, Pace receives state and federal funding for students, thus it is supported by the goverment which makes it equivelant to a public school. As a point of clarification, I do not believe the Consititution supports, the current liberal agenda of separating State and Church.

 As LGF points out

It’s now officially a mindcrime in the United States to violate Islamic law.

Atlas Shrugs reposted the LGF article as it relates to a recent San Diego ruling on Madrassa time in public schools.

Iran Will be Within Striking Distance of Israel

Debka reports that Iran is buying 250 SU-30MKM bombers and 20 IL-78 MKI fuel tankers from Russia arms group Rosoboronexport. The bombers are identical to the SU-30MKIs Russia sold to India and Malasyia.  The deal is worth 10’s of Billions of dollars if it goes through and will be the largest arms deal in 30 years for Russia. Initial delivery of the initial bombers is set to before the end of the year.

The SU-30MKMs could be used to target areas such as Israel & Lebanon. If Iran gets the fleet of aircraft it will be second only to Israel’s Air Force.

Iranian pilots have already begun their training in order to reduce down time once the planes are delivered.

Here is a video of the SU-30MKI courteous of Su37rulez at YouTube.


It definitely puts on a good show in maneuverability and stunts, however I would like to see some combat footage against US fighters to get a better comparison of how it will perform.

Atlas Shrugs has a nice pic of the SU-30.