04-16-2013, 11:21 AM
I love my God, my country, my flag, and my troops ....
04-16-2013, 12:09 PMThe Obama Administration: Deny. Deflect. Blame.
04-16-2013, 12:13 PM
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I'm not familiar with the "Pima County Sheriff" and I don't watch Chris Matthews. Yet you somehow hold me responsible for what they say. You need to get a grip, if you can."Today, [the American voter] chooses his rulers as he buys bootleg whiskey, never knowing precisely what he is getting, only certain that it is not what it pretends to be." - H.L. Mencken
04-16-2013, 12:25 PM
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oh, please... can you imagine me carrying a bucket of water, like a charwoman?"Today, [the American voter] chooses his rulers as he buys bootleg whiskey, never knowing precisely what he is getting, only certain that it is not what it pretends to be." - H.L. Mencken
04-16-2013, 02:05 PM
We could say they are spending like drunken sailors. That would be unfair to drunken sailors, they're spending their OWN money.
04-17-2013, 10:39 AM
Somali fans executed for watching 'un-Islamic' World Cup
SOMALI Islamist militants executed two football fans and arrested dozens of others for breaking a ban on watching the World Cup, Reuters has reported.
Gunmen from the Hizbul Islam group swooped on homes in the Afgoi district, 19 miles south of the capital Mogadishu on Sunday and Monday.
Their crackdown came after Islamist groups had banned Somalis from watching World Cup matches on TV.
Rebel hardliners say that watching football is "un-Islamic" and that it distracts citizens from their duty to overthrow the troubled east African country's government.
"Hizbul Islam killed two people and arrested 35 others, all World Cup fans," Ali Yasin Gedi, vice-chairman of the Elman rights group, told Reuters Tuesday.
"Islamists unexpectedly entered houses in Afgoi district and then fired (at) some people who tried to jump over the wall to escape" he added.
Attacks on events deemed "Un-Islamic" are common among jihadis, and what is more un-Islamic than a sporting event in which men and women in revealing clothing compete together en masse?
The technical capabilities are another factor. The type of bomb used involved a pressure cooker as a casing.
This is consistent with the bomb-making directions in the al Qaeda magazine Inspire, which was distributed three years ago to jihadis who seek to carry out terrorist acts. Al Qaeda has long advocated that individual jihadis should engage in "lone wolf" attacks using the means at their disposal. The use of ball-bearings as a means of increasing casualties is also consistent with al Qaeda technical guidance:Boston Marathon bombs: al-Qaeda’s Inspire magazine taught pressure cooker bomb-making techniques
A recipe for how to make pressure cooker bombs, which investigators say were used in the Boston Marathon attack
April 16, 2013
The recipe – along with a rationale for post-9/11 terror – was printed three years ago in al-Qaeda’s English-language promotional online magazine, Inspire.
In an article, it instructed readers on how, as its headline writers put it, to “Make a bomb in the kitchen of your Mom”.
It gave the types of explosive, timers and other ingredients needed – along with, it said, a pressure cooker.
In fact, most analysts remain convinced it was the brainchild of Anwar al-Awlaki, the Yemeni-American propagandist for Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, and was edited by Samir Khan, another American citizen who had travelled to Yemen to join the group.
It was clear in its market – the disaffected young men in their mid-twenties, whether converts or of Muslim origin, who studies show are by far and away the biggest source of recruits to the jihadist cause.
Subsequent editions suggested even more random forms of violence that anyone could carry out, such as driving a car into crowds as a weapon. The aim was to cause maximum response with a minimum of fuss.
Its methodology was in some ways a sign of weakness, an acknowledgement that well-planned, large scale attacks on the scale of 9/11, or for that matter the Oklahoma outrage by a white supremacist, were unlikely to be repeated because of increased security and the erosion of al-Qaeda’s command structure by drone strikes.
Other “spectaculars” had failed, such as the attempt to down an airliner over Detroit on Christmas Day 2009 by the so-called “underpants bomber”, an Awlaki recruit of Nigerian origin, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab.
By contrast, smaller scale random attacks had notable success: most strikingly, before Inspire’s first edition but clearly an incident its authors had in mind, Nidal Malik Hasan, the US army major who shot 13 people dead at his base at Fort Hood, Texas, had been in direct contact with Awlaki.
As new editions appeared, investigators took Inspire ever more seriously.
A disaffected US army private, Naser Jason Abdo, jailed for life in August 2012 after being found in possession of a bomb with which he said he was going to blow up a restaurant popular with soldiers from Fort Hood in an act of solidarity with Hasan, had a copy of the Inspire article.
In his hotel room were all the ingredients listed, including two pressure cookers.
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