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Mogadishu airport comes under attack
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-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
How Close Is The Proposed Ground Zero Mosque Is To Ground Zero? (my note:other religions denied)
Posted by: miscellaneous || 09/10/2010 13:25 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [276 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I have a hard time imagining that they could get any closer no matter how hard they tried. And I'm sure they tried.
Posted by: gorb || 09/10/2010 15:11 Comments || Top||

#2  Thanks for the plug.
Posted by: War News Updates || 09/10/2010 15:58 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Stirring In the Rumor Mill -- President John Bolton?
From Allahpundit
His earlier conversation with the Daily Caller about a potential candidacy was more coy, which made me believe he was just teasing a bit, but this time he owns right up to considering a campaign.

Maybe the response to the previous trial balloon was so enthusiastic that he figured it's worth floating a bigger one? I'm curious to see what he does next.

Video at link
Posted by: Sherry || 09/10/2010 14:58 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [403 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Better option than Mitt "I did ObamaCare First" Romney.
Posted by: Iblis || 09/10/2010 17:14 Comments || Top||

#2  We could do a whole lot worse that Bolton!
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 09/10/2010 17:15 Comments || Top||

#3  We could do a whole lot worse that Bolton!

Like McCain.
Posted by: DarthVader || 09/10/2010 18:05 Comments || Top||

#4  We have and we likely will.
Posted by: Lizzy Borden || 09/10/2010 19:13 Comments || Top||

#5  VP Christie?
Posted by: Hellfish || 09/10/2010 19:21 Comments || Top||

#6  I would prefer to see Bolton as the Secretary of State. If anyone could purge Foggy Bottom it is him.
Posted by: Secret Asian Man || 09/10/2010 20:08 Comments || Top||

#7  I'm under the impression that Mr. Bolton has never run for office. If he does not have political experience, he will be eaten alive by the real thing. Let him go in as Secretary of State or something that he's actually qualified to do... unless his purpose is only to keep the subject of the War on Terror at the forefront of the campaign, and he is willing to sacrifice his health and happiness for two years to accomplish that.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/10/2010 20:41 Comments || Top||

#8  Bolton is an arse-ripper, I think he'd be a little more prepared than Palin and could hold his own with a snarky little sh*thead jourolist.
Posted by: bigjim-CA || 09/10/2010 20:45 Comments || Top||

#9  It's time we started electing candidates because of who they are and what they do rather than what they look lik and how they campaign. But statistically we're to stupid to do so.
Posted by: Glenmore || 09/10/2010 21:53 Comments || Top||

#10  Bolton as Sec of State. Allow him to clean house and set our "allies" like Pakistain straight. Awesomeness. Only better, cuz neither would care
Posted by: Frank G || 09/10/2010 22:07 Comments || Top||

#11  Baking chocolate chip cookies
Posted by: Sherry || 09/10/2010 22:19 Comments || Top||


Home Front: WoT
Pentagon Attempts to Block Book on Afghan War
On the eve of Sept. 11, Fox News has learned the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency has attempted to block a book about the tipping point in Afghanistan and a controversial pre-9/11 data mining project called "Able Danger."

In a letter obtained by Fox News, the DIA says national security could be breached if "Operation Dark Heart" is published in its current form. The agency also attempted to block key portions of the book that claim "Able Danger" successfully identified hijacker Mohammed Atta as a threat to the United States before the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.

Click here to read the full DIA letter (pdf)

Specifically, the DIA wanted references to a meeting between Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer, the book's author, and the executive director of the 9/11 Commission, Philip Zelikow, removed. In that meeting, which took place in Afghanistan, Shaffer alleges the commission was told about "Able Danger" and the identification of Atta before the attacks. No mention of this was made in the final 9/11 report.

In a highly unusual move, the DIA is now negotiating with the publisher, St. Martin's Press, to buy all 10,000 copies of the first printing of the book to keep it off shelves -- even after the U.S. Army had cleared the book for release.
Atta was the alleged ringleader of the Sept. 11 hijackers and piloted American Airlines Flight 11 into the World Trade Center.

Shaffer spoke to Fox News before he was asked by the military not to discuss the book. He confirmed efforts to block the book and other details.

The documents and exclusive interviews, including an Army data collector on the Able Danger Project, are part of an ongoing investigation by the documentary unit "Fox News Reporting" which uncovered new details about American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki and efforts by the FBI to track and recruit him for intelligence purposes after 9/11.
Posted by: tipper || 09/10/2010 12:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [400 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Saw Shaffer interviewed on Fox this a.m. It was an intriguing interview. It's not like data-mining techniques are so esoteric that it would prevent the book from being released. Perhaps there are names and contacts turned up by the techniques that need to be protected. It's not like OBL had not been identified as a threat. There were several attempts to take him out prior to 9/11. As I recall there were warnings about mid-easterners taking flying lessons in the southwest (maybe Florida) prior to 9/11. Just didn't seem to raise alarms. Maybe the world was too busy with news of WJC and Monica.
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/10/2010 13:46 Comments || Top||

#2  The 'problem' is that data mining is profiling on steroids.
Posted by: phil_b || 09/10/2010 21:15 Comments || Top||

#3  "AFGHAN WAR" BOOK

versus

* BHARAT RAKSHAK > [Book Review] THE COMING "GENERATIONAL STORM": WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT AMERICA'S ECONMIC FUTURE.

* SAME > NYT OpEd Columnist THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN > [USA]SUPERBROKE, SUPERFRUGAL, SUPERPOWER?

IIUC, POST-COLD WAR "HAVES-VERSUS-HAVE-MORES" to evol into "HAVE-LESS-VERSUS-HAVE-MUCH-LESS/NOTHINGS???

D *** NG IT, AMERICA = AMERIKA, OWG MIGHTY USSA = OWG WEAK USRoA SSR, SUPPORT YOUR OWG WENDY'S "VERY NICE" GLOBAL TV COMMERCIALS - OUR SACRED AMERIKAN NATIONAL, GLOBAL FASCISM-FOR-COMMUNISM DEMANDS NO LESS!

And don't youse fergit what we never told you!
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 09/10/2010 22:32 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Islamic persecution of Hindus gets little coverage in the West
Posted by: ryuge || 09/10/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [427 views] Top|| File under:

#1  And this is news because??? Islamic persecution of every religion (including Muslims) gets little coverage in the West.

How about http:// www. thereligionofpeace. com/ or how about the voice of the martyrs?

At the very least, here in the west we must give them credit for equal opportunity persecution.
Posted by: Martini || 09/10/2010 3:44 Comments || Top||

#2  Well, neither does Christianity or Judaism for that matter. How many people are murdered and their churches burned that doesn't get reported? I get glimpses of it. The Middle East likes to hide its crimes against humanity to perpetuate its PCness. It's Islam, of course Hindus are persecuted. They're not part Islam.
Posted by: miscellaneous || 09/10/2010 8:06 Comments || Top||

#3  Any news that doesn't fit the Narrative is memory holed.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 09/10/2010 8:44 Comments || Top||

#4  Too many pantywaist officials in the west too busy prostrating themselves before threats from NYC iman and islam over some small church minister in Florida wanting to burn the koran as a protest.
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/10/2010 13:52 Comments || Top||

#5  Do they really have to cover it?

We already know that they're sh*theads.
Posted by: bigjim-CA || 09/10/2010 20:51 Comments || Top||

#6  See also ISRAELI MIL FORUM > HINDU AND CHRISTIAN VILLAGES INTENTIONALLY FLOODED.

* Also from SAME > [MEMRI.org] SAID AL-DIN IBRAHIM: THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD - A VIABLE ALTERNATIVE TO THE EGYPTIAN REGIME.

AUTHOR argues that...

* Egyptian people are "REBELLING", BUT ARE NOT "PROFESSIONAL REBELS" [i.e. are True Believers in what they are fighting for or oppos].

* POTUS OBAMA tends to treats ANTI-DEMOCRATIC, ANTI-PEACE = PRO-WAR/CONFLICT DESPOTIC REGIMES LIGHTLY OR FONDLY,NOT realizing that these Regimes are only manipulating him + ultimately intend neither Democracy nor Peace, etc. irregardless od any Bilater Agreements wid his US Admin???

* The "MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD GENERAL GUIDE" IDEO OR PREMISORILY CLOSER TO IRANIAN = ISLAMO-IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY RADICALISM that overthrew the Shah back in 1979, + rules ISLAMIST IRAN today under IRAN SUPREME CLERIC-LEADER AYATOLLAH KHAMEINI.

IIUC, MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD = DESIRE FOR ]post-MUBARAK] EGYPT TO BECOME ANOTHER ANTI-SECULAR "ISLAMIST IRAN".

* ALso from MEMRI > ANALYSIS: POSSIBLE [rapid] ACCELERATION OF ARAB-MUSLIM WORLD'S NUCLEARIZATION DUE TO POTUS OBAMA'S GLOBAL NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT POLICY, espec by Muslim Govts-States whom believe are threatened by BOTH ISRAEL + IRAN.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 09/10/2010 22:18 Comments || Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Abbas in position to undermine peace process
By Charles Krauthammer
Posted by: ryuge || 09/10/2010 09:03 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [297 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Par for the course. Abbas really isn't even an issue. He's just one of the myriad players over time that pull the same thing.
Posted by: miscellaneous || 09/10/2010 9:20 Comments || Top||

#2  Abbas in position to continue undermining any real peace process

FIFY
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/10/2010 11:59 Comments || Top||

#3  What Peace Process?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/10/2010 16:32 Comments || Top||



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Two weeks of WOT
Fri 2010-09-10
  Mogadishu airport comes under attack
Thu 2010-09-09
  9/11 Koran Burning Cancelled
Wed 2010-09-08
  3rd missile strike in Pakistan in 12-hours kills 5 militants
Tue 2010-09-07
  19 killed in Lakki Marwat suicide attack
Mon 2010-09-06
  ETA declares ceasefire
Sun 2010-09-05
  Dronezap waxes five in North Wazoo
Sat 2010-09-04
  Suicide blast kills senior Tajik police officer: ministry
Fri 2010-09-03
  37 dead, 150 maimed in attack on Shiites in Lahore
Thu 2010-09-02
  At Least 25 Die in Nuevo Leon in Shootout
Wed 2010-09-01
  Gunman Holds 1 Hostage in Maryland
Tue 2010-08-31
  Molotov Cocktails Thrown: At Least 8 Killed In Cancun Bar Attack
Mon 2010-08-30
  Iran media brands Sarkozy's wife as 'prostitute'
Sun 2010-08-29
  Series of US drone attacks in Pakistan, at least six killed
Sat 2010-08-28
  Yemen officials, Houthis reach peace deal in Qatar
Fri 2010-08-27
  10 Tonnes of Bomb Chemicals found in E. Afghanistan

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