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'Friends of Syria' Recognize Syrian Opposition
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Obama's deceitful military handbook on Islam exposed
Posted by: tipper || 12/13/2012 08:13 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6480 views] Top|| File under:

#1  How has appeasement worked out in the past?
Posted by: JohnQC || 12/13/2012 17:52 Comments || Top||

More Active, Less Lethal, Still Fictional
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.
Posted by: tipper || 12/13/2012 03:18 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6475 views] Top|| File under:

American ignorance of Islam results in confused Syria policy
Posted by: tipper || 12/13/2012 19:38 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6480 views] Top|| File under:

New Muslim Brotherhood Leader of Syrian Opposition Stands Up for Al Qaeda
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.
Posted by: tipper || 12/13/2012 02:58 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6478 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Because, it takes one to know one.
Posted by: newc || 12/13/2012 12:25 Comments || Top||

Terror Networks
Terrorism For Dummies
Posted by: tipper || 12/13/2012 10:31 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6494 views] Top|| File under:

Home Front: Culture Wars
Harry Belafonte goes full banana! Wants Obama to jail opposition like Dictator.
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.
Posted by: Silentbrick - Schlumberger Squishy Mud Division || 12/13/2012 11:39 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6506 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I got an idea... how about we just shoot them instead? Much cheaper.

Fucking idiot. You are first on my list of people to launch into the sun, fucktwit.
Posted by: DarthVader || 12/13/2012 13:53 Comments || Top||

#2  Phfft. Let him try.

1. This regime can't afford it.

2. If they tried, who would be left to tax?

3. We have guns.
Posted by: Iblis || 12/13/2012 14:43 Comments || Top||

#3  Launching toward the sun is too expensive. Harry is'nt worth it.

Besides - it'll be a shame to have those crosspieces on all those lampposts go to waste.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 12/13/2012 14:48 Comments || Top||

#4  Harry's just bitter from all those years he spent in the Bush Concentration Camps.
Oh, wait...
Posted by: tu3031 || 12/13/2012 15:35 Comments || Top||

#5  Got FEMA all set to open the gulags.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 12/13/2012 16:09 Comments || Top||

#6  Make my day. You can take some people out of the third world, but you can't take the third world out of some people. Squirel-shot is cheaper than deportation back to their grass huts, their call.
Posted by: wr || 12/13/2012 17:07 Comments || Top||

#7  Time to retire ol Harry to the Banana Boat. He is a frickin nitwit. If he had any power, he would be dangerous.
Posted by: JohnQC || 12/13/2012 17:46 Comments || Top||

#8  Got FEMA all set to open the gulags.
Already done EU
Posted by: tipper || 12/13/2012 19:08 Comments || Top||

#9  Has Harry done ANYTHING besides the Banana Boat Song - in 1957?
Posted by: Tarzan Speaking for Boskone1097 || 12/13/2012 20:44 Comments || Top||

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