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Another princeling bites the dust
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Axis of Evil
Egypt to Launch Diplomatic Drive
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will travel next week to several Arab countries to gather support for an initiative aimed at convincing Iraq to allow back UN weapons inspectors and avoid war, a diplomat said Saturday, September 14. Mubarak will likely set out on a tour Saturday, September 21, he will visit probably Saudi Arabia, Syria and Jordan, an Egyptian diplomat told Agence France Presse (AFP). The Egyptian president will also send envoys to other Arab countries, he said. "Our aim is to bring about an Arab initiative to convince Iraq to accept the return of the inspectors in order to avoid a war. It would be easier to make Iraq accept the return of the weapons experts if all Arab states jointly advise him to do so."
That was the way they got Iraq out of Kuwait in Gulf War I... Oh. Sorry. No, it wasn't.
Posted by: Fred Pruitt || 09/15/2002 09:40 am || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [341 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Our 2, 2 1/2 billon dollars at work.
Posted by: PJ || 09/15/2002 15:45 Comments || Top||

Ousting Saddam Will Open Bonanza For American Oil Firms
The ouster of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein will open a bonanza for American oil companies who have been long banished from Iraq, a U.S. newspaper reported Sunday, September 15.
Hey! I never thought of that...
The Washington Post said that if this were to happen oil deals between Iraq and Russia, France and other countries would be foiled and the world petroleum market will be reshuffled. Although senior Bush administration officials say they have not begun to focus on the issues involving oil and Iraq, American and foreign oil companies have already begun maneuvering for a stake in the country’s huge proven reserves of 112 billion barrels of crude oil, the largest in the world outside Saudi Arabia, reported the Post. “The importance of Iraq’s oil has made it potentially one of the administration’s biggest bargaining chips in negotiations to win backing from the U.N. Security Council and Western allies for President Bush’s call for tough international action against Hussein.“All five permanent members of the Security Council - the United States, Britain, France, Russia and China - have international oil companies with major stakes in a change of leadership in Baghdad,” said the paper.
Smoothing out who gets what when the dust settles probably removes the biggest sticking points to getting the hoedown under way. Being materialistic cowboys, we think in terms of "the sonofabitch kills people for fun and he's evil." The Euros, being idealists with lotsa culture, think in terms of "we have important contracts with His Excellency that allow us to provide petrol to our citizens at very high prices. We mustn't do anything hasty."
Posted by: Fred Pruitt || 09/15/2002 09:40 am || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [426 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Actually, the price of European gasoline is due to sky high taxes, both for revenue and "conservation" purposes. A jump in the baseline price would make the pain more unbearable to consumers. Of course, they could lower their taxes temporarily to offset the higher prices, but there would be ice-skating in hell before that would happen.
Posted by: G || 09/15/2002 13:07 Comments || Top||

#2  So why does President Bush take consultations from Saudi clown-princes Abdullah and Bandar, from a sick country with 25 million indoctrinates, when he can draw from the Security Council states with 1.5 billion persons? Russia is owed $8 billion by Saddam. China holds considerable Iraqi debt.

Saudi Arabia began as a fiction after the Hashemite revival died, and will die as a bad memory. They have nothing to offer this earth.
Posted by: Allah the Dog Faced God || 09/15/2002 17:40 Comments || Top||

#3  Actually, getting Iraq back into substantial oil production will bring down oil prices and help economic growth starting next year. Of course, if I could predict the economy, I'd make billions on Wall Street.:^|
Posted by: Jabba the Tutt || 09/15/2002 21:43 Comments || Top||

Al-Qaeda Denies Arrest
The Islamic website Jehad.net said that Al-Shaiba [Ramzi bin al-Shibh] and [Khalid Mohammad] Sheikh were not arrested and that they were somewhere safe. They said that news reports on their arrest is an American lie.
That was somebody else on the terriblevision. An actor. Probably some Jewish actor...
“This comic play has really hurt the credibility of Al-Jazeera satellite channel and its aim was to mislead the public opinion and to depress the Muslims,” said the site.
"Yeah. Those suckers are only supposed to report when terrible things happen to the Merkins..."
“The two episodes of ‘Top Secret’ prepared by Yusri Foda where he claimed he met with Al-Shaiba and Sheikh did not really happen. He made it up to gain popularity.
He wanted to get next to some chicks...
Foda was only handed over two tapes, one broadcast by Al-Jazeera which has the second will of one of the September 11 heroes Abu Al-Abas Al-Omary and the other audio tape which has the voice of Al-Shaiba,” Abdul Rahman Al-Rashid who writes for the site said. They said that the tapes were in the possession of Al-Jazeera for a long time, but that the channel delayed the broadcast of the tapes for the anniversary of September 11 and to prepare the viewers for the “drama presented by Foda and which ended by announcing the fact that Al-Shaiba was arrested.”
Cuz they knew in advance he was going to get snagged...
Posted by: Fred Pruitt || 09/15/2002 09:40 am || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [361 views] Top|| File under:

#1  *snickers* Maybe they ratted on them...
Posted by: G || 09/15/2002 13:20 Comments || Top||

Pakistan to Extradite Al-Shaiba to U.S.
Ramzi bin Al-Shaiba [al-Shibh] is expected to be transferred to U.S. custody later Sunday, September 15, before being flown out of Pakistan. Another suspected leading Al-Qaeda figure seized in Karachi was also expected to be handed over to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Wonder why there's still no name on him...?
Pakistani intelligence agencies in close coordination with the FBI have been interrogating both men. The officer said the interrogation of Bin Al-Shaiba “is in the final phase and he can be extradited to the U.S. any time.”
"Give my regards to Gi-i-i-i-i-tmo..." Actually, he's more likely to be dumped in Norfolk or someplace like that. They've got a lot they want to talk to him about...
Intelligence officials said the Arabs detained in last week’s raids were being held at a military facility near Karachi international airport. The bodies of two militants killed in a shootout Wednesday were still in a mortuary under tight guard.
If you don't have the bodies, you can't prove they're dead...
Sources said Pakistani authorities have delayed releasing the names and nationalities of the detained Arabs because they were still double-checking some identities with the FBI. The interior ministry says a total of 12 people were held but officials have identified only Bin Al-Shaiba, a Yemeni.
Nobody's talking yet, huh? Except for al-Shibh, who's easily recognized because he looks like a dork...
His arrest was seen as the biggest coup against the Al-Qaeda terror network since the capture of Osama bin Laden’s key lieutenant, Abu Zubaydah, in Pakistan in March.
My throat's sore for ululating. All the kiddies living near me have pimples from all the candy I've handed up. Traffic was backed up for eight miles by the time I got done dancing in the street...
Pakistani officials working closely with the FBI mounted at least two raids last week, culminating with a raid on an apartment block Wednesday, September 11, which triggered off a fierce three-hour shootout. Sources said FBI help in tracing a satellite phone call led to the breakthrough.
I wish they'd get into the habit of saying the neighbords turned them in. Every time they make a crack like that the sat phones shut down worldwide for six or eight months...
Germany could also seek al-Shibh's extradition over the Hamburg connection, Interior Minister Otto Schily said Saturday. “We obviously have an interest in seeing him extradited to Germany, but we have to reach an agreement with the other countries,” Schily said. Germany issued an international warrant for Bin Al-Shaiba’s arrest in September last year.
"We should have them arrested and tried before the international criminal court!" Did a lot of good, didn't it?
On Sunday, the Washington Post reported that Al-Shaiba was arrested without a struggle.
He was arrested without a struggle after a gunfight?
Posted by: Fred Pruitt || 09/15/2002 09:40 am || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [387 views] Top|| File under:

#1  what a puss...no struggle? NO WAY we should let the Germans have him....they don't have a death penalty, and he's eligible bachelor #2 right now for the needle - after he's done talking
Posted by: Frank G || 09/15/2002 10:14 Comments || Top||

#2  Article: "Sources said FBI help in tracing a satellite phone call led to the breakthrough."

Fred: "I wish they'd get into the habit of saying the neighbords turned them in. Every time they make a crack like that the sat phones shut down worldwide for six or eight months..."

The amazing thing is that the terrorists don't seem to learn the lesson of "stay the heck away from cell phones". They've been burned this way several times. Are they expecting God to handle operational security for them?
Posted by: Patrick Phillips || 09/15/2002 10:36 Comments || Top||

#3  Are they expecting God to handle operational security for them?

Probably so. They should have learned from the example of Yahya Ayyash
Posted by: G || 09/15/2002 13:18 Comments || Top||

#4  oops, bad link...


Posted by: G || 09/15/2002 13:19 Comments || Top||

#5  Fred, any lip from the neighbors for shooting the AK up in the air in celebration, or does feeding candy to the little ones make it all ok?
Posted by: Brian || 09/15/2002 15:49 Comments || Top||

#6  Oh. Y'mean you're supposed to shoot them in the air... I was wondering about that...
Posted by: Fred || 09/15/2002 16:52 Comments || Top||

Rumor has it Khalid Sheikh Mohammad's a deader, too...
According to the Post, Pakistani police officers at the scene said one of the people killed in the firefight was Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, a Pakistani national born in Kuwait known as ‘Sheikh’, who has been described as one of the top planners of the September 11 attacks.
YES! Hey! You kids want some more candy?
Mohammed and Bin Al-Shaiba gave a recent interview to Qatar’s Al-Jazeera television network boasting of their role planning the September 11 bombing and describing the elation of Al-Qaeda members who watched the destruction of the World Trade Center on television.
They said, "Nyah-nyah-nyah! Catch us if you ca-a-a-a-n!" We did.
Posted by: Fred Pruitt || 09/15/2002 09:40 am || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [286 views] Top|| File under:

Zionists Manipulate The World Through Movies
Israeli movie makers use the cinema industry as a tool to distort the image and goals of the Palestinian cause in the western mentality, said an Iraqi researcher and movie experts.
Oh, the perfidy of it all!
The Zionist lobby uses its huge role in the movie industry in the west and in the occupied territories as an effective tool of propaganda to publicize for the notion of occupying Palestine and to win the sympathy of the western audience, said Abdel Ghafour Al-Ne'ma in a study entitled "The Octopus of the Zionist Cinema".
Damn those Jews! They're into everything!
He added that Zionists are using three main methods to manipulate the movie industry and make it serve their interests, the first of which is to use the Torah's stories that talk about Jews as God's chosen people which make them superior to all other nations only by the virtue of being Jews, said the Quds Press Saturday, September 14.
Okay. Guess we have to scratch any Bible stories, then...
The second method is to exploit the feeling of guilt the world has toward the Jews because of the holocaust committed by the Nazis against them and the third is to justify the Israeli occupation to the Palestinian territories, he said.
It was nothing. A mere peccadillo on the part of the misunderstood Nazis...
The study also said that making movies with high production capabilities is another method to deliver a certain message the Zionists want the world to believe, the first of which was a movie, entitled "Ben Houd" [sic] produced during the silent cinema era in 1926 and then it was redone with sounds and in colors in 1959.
Yeah. I remember it. Resulted in millions of Arabs being slaughtered by... ummmm... somebody.
This movie was followed by many others, such as "Ten Commandments" produced in 1956, "Land of Pharaohs" in 1950, "Soliman and the Queen of Sheba” in 1959, he said, adding that all these movies aimed at strengthening the notion of Zionism in the minds of western audiences since childhood with special focus on the alleged right of the Jews in so called "Promised land", he said.
I thought the objective was to show dancing girls with those bronze brassieres, and... and...
The second methodology of the Israeli cinema is to use the sense of guilt the world feel toward Jews because of the Holocaust to emotionally blackmail them to get military and economic aid, as well as covering up for their crimes against the Palestinians, Al-Ne'ma said.
"Irving, make a movie to cover up that mess."
"I'll get right on it, chief!"

Justifying the Israeli occupation in movies depends on portraying the Arabs and Palestinians who are legally resisting an occupation and defending their lands as "terrorists", linking the Palestinian fighter with Nazis, and the fabrication of heroic stories about the Israeli "strong" soldier, he added.
Certainly nothing to justify that image. 1967 never happened, in fact...
Al-Ne'ma added that the analysis of these kind of movies shows that they all depend on high standards techniques and production, as well as international experienced directors. "Arabic cinema should also depend on high techniques and experienced people to be able to exist and compete on the international scale," he added.
I'll be waiting to see the babes with the bronze brassieres...
Posted by: Fred Pruitt || 09/15/2002 09:51 am || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [358 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "millions of Arabs being slaughtered by... ummmm... somebody."

Ummm... by other Arabs?
Posted by: Frank G || 09/15/2002 10:18 Comments || Top||

#2  Guess they were the ones who went to the movies...
Posted by: Fred || 09/15/2002 10:47 Comments || Top||

#3  It's "Ben HUR".

Jeeze, I LOVED the second movie! Old Ben got together with some arab traders and made hash of the Bad Guy in the chariot race. Great Zionist Propaganda, all right: Look at how much good could happen if the Jews AND the Arabs could just work TOGETHER!
Posted by: G || 09/15/2002 13:25 Comments || Top||

#4  Who do we get to blame for "Ishtar"?
Posted by: flash91 || 09/15/2002 15:27 Comments || Top||

#5  Hey, its not we havent tried to make a movie about islam, anyone remember 'Mohammed - messenger of god"? - Circa 1976-ish?,
We even got Anthony "dont call me Zorba" Quinn to take a major part in it, but everyone got their kheyffeh in a bunch about even the most basic depictions of Mohammed and it got pulled due to the higher than normal amounts of bomb threats to the theaters, hostage takings in DC, and so on.

Posted by: Frank Martin || 09/15/2002 19:54 Comments || Top||

Another princelet bites the dust...
Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, United Arab Emirates Deputy Prime Minister, has sent a cable of condolences to Saudi King Fahd bin Abdul Aziz on the sad demise of Prince Mohammed bin Saud bin Hazloul Al Saud, who had died of cardiac arrest on Wednesday.
Something going around, I guess...
Thanks to Brian for the headzup!
Posted by: Fred Pruitt || 09/15/2002 10:57 am || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [772 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Everyone who dies has a cardiac arrest at some time during the process, even after being shot in the back of the neck...
Posted by: Tresho || 09/15/2002 11:57 Comments || Top||

#2  There's prolly a LeCarre novel in this for someone. A thousand princes, all obscenely wealthy, all with the best medical care the Cleveland Clinic can provide, and it's now what, six princes dead of cardiac arrest in the last few months?

Me thinks the Soddis need a new EKG machine :-)
Posted by: Steve White || 09/15/2002 15:24 Comments || Top||

#3  I am available if his harem needs consoling.
Posted by: PJ || 09/15/2002 15:50 Comments || Top||

#4  ditto Steve - also what about the one dying of thirst on an outback daylong picnic? Darwins' Law strikes the house of Saud
Posted by: Frank G || 09/15/2002 16:21 Comments || Top||

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