Terrorist attacks have been increasing every year since the 1990s, and especially since September 11, 2001. All this goes back to the early 1970s, when OPEC (the Arab dominated oil cartel) was formed and the price of oil more than doubled. Most of the new cash went to Saudi Arabia and a lot of it was donated to Islamic charities. These groups, and the Saudi government, then sent money (to build mosques and religious schools) and missionaries to Moslem countries to spread the very conservative brand of Saudi Sunni Islam. This and the Iranian revolution of 1979 (that created a Shia Moslem religious dictatorship in Iran during the 1980s) are the cause of most of the subsequent increase in Islamic terrorism. The Islamic radicals were inspired, and able to network, in Pakistan during the 1980s, where the Saudis supplied billions of dollars for weapons and other supplies to support Afghan tribesmen fighting Russians in Afghanistan. Thousands of Islamic radicals from all over the world went to Pakistan to help out. Moslems pitched this as a jihad and a victory, despite the fact that the Russians left more because of economic collapse in the Soviet Union than anything else. But Islam has always thrived on fictional victories and that continues.
Seems now that the second buggering has begun and the true colors of the various Obama Tyrant supporters are making their 'wishes' known. Harry "Is that my coke?" Belafonte wants Obama to toss in jail everyone who is in his way.
My aren't we special?
It's amusing how much these "Enlightened, Reality Based, caring and compassionate people want to lock up or murder anyone who doesn't agree. It's not the Right that has fantasies of enslaved nations obeying their Dear Leader.
Who knows, if he's brave enough to try this, then maybe some of the country will actually wake up. HT - Moonbattery through gatewaypundit
Ahem, commenters: let's remember the special rule here at Rantburg that says that we shall write no death threats or hints of death threats against any American citizen, no matter how odious, stupid or evil (those are not mutually exclusive). Not aiming this at anyone, just a gentle reminder.
In other news the UK is pressuring the US to act as the air force of the Free Syrian Army Al Qaeda. Sheikh Mouaz Alkhatib was supposed to be the face of the new "moderate" Syrian opposition, no longer associated with Islamists.
The first hint that this wasn't going to work out was that the entire conference was held in Doha under Qatari supervision. Even the Obama Administration has slowly admitted that Qatar was funneling weapons to Al Qaeda. So why give Qatar control over a conference meant to break the Syrian opposition from Al Qaeda? That question answers itself.
When Sheikh Mouaz Alkhatib was chosen to head the newly legitimate and US recognized Syrian opposition, he was repeatedly hailed as a moderate. Being hailed as a moderate Islamist by the media usually means that you're a violent bigot who wants to kill everyone who isn't a Salafi and to no surprise, Sheikh Mouaz Alkhatib was that kind of moderate Islamist.
Khatib's website features numerous instances of anti-Semitic rhetoric. In one of his own articles, he writes that one of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's positive legacies was "terrifying the Jews." He has also published others' anti-Semitic observations on his site: In one article, written by Abdul Salam Basiouni, Jews are described as "gold worshipers." Finally, in an obituary of a Gaza sheikh copied from IslamSyria, Jews are dubbed "the enemies of God."
While Khatib used his post-election speech to call for equal rights for "all parts of the harmonious Syrian people," his previous rhetoric toward his country's minorities has been nothing short of virulent. One of his articles describes Shiite using the slur rawafid, or "rejectionists"; he even goes further, criticizing Shiites' ability to "establish lies and follow them."
Calling the Shiite rafawid is a fancy way of saying that they can be killed and their mosques can be burned. But according to every mainstream media outlet, Sheikh Mouaz Alkhatib is moderate. The BBC and the Guardian and the New York Times and the Washington Post say so.
The troika of Obama, Cameron and Hollande have elevated Khatib as their Moderate-in-Chief of the Syrian opposition while listing the Al-Nusra Front, an outlet of Al Qaeda, which with Qatari and Turkish help appears to be winning the war, as a terrorist group.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.