The Full Murtha – FBI Video Of Abscam Sting

Google video now has the full 54 minute video of the FBI’s Abscam sting of that great patriot John Murtha:

Google video caption: The complete and unedited video of Congressman John Murtha’s January 7, 1980 meeting with the FBI’s undercover Abscam investigation. At Abscam’s W Street townhouse in Washington, D.C. With FBI Special Agent Anthony Amoroso, informant Mel Weinberg, and Howard Criden.

It’s must see TV.

The American Spectator has a transcript of this momentous meeting.



Islam Q&A – Brush Teeth During Ramadan?

The latest educational installment in our ongoing series in preparation for the future.

From those keepers of knowledge at Islam Question and Answer:

Fasting person using the siwaak and swallowing his saliva afterwards


What is the ruling on using the siwaak during the day in Ramadaan? Is it permissible to swallow the saliva after using the siwaak?


Praise be to Allaah.

It is mustahabb to use the siwaak at all times, when fasting and when not fasting, at the beginning of the day and at the end. The evidence for that is as follows:

1 – al-Bukhaari (887) narrated from Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “ Were it not that it would cause hardship to my ummah, I would have commanded them to use the siwaak for every prayer.”

2 – al-Nasaa’i narrated from ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The siwaak purifies the mouth and is pleasing to the Lord.” Narrated by al-Nasaa’i, 5; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Nasaa’i, 5.



Reuters Experts On Legality Of Tribunals

From those champions of justice at Reuters:

U.S. terrorism trials face court challenges

Sat Sep 30, 2006

By James Vicini

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – New military trial rules for terrorism suspects that President George W. Bush endorsed and Congress approved will draw vigorous court challenges and could be struck down for violating rights guaranteed under the U.S. Constitution, critics and legal experts said.

The legal battle will likely be ultimately decided by the U.S. Supreme Court, which could be troubled the rules unconstitutionally restrict the suspects' rights, they said.

They cited the bill's provisions that strip foreign suspects of the right to challenge their detentions in U.S. courts, the broad definition of enemy combatants and what they described as unfair rules for military trials, including some use of hearsay and coerced evidence.



Top Iraqi’s Bodyguard Arrested For Bomb Plot

From the DNC’s Associated Press:

Iraqi security forces guard a group of men wanted for suspected terror activities after their arrest in Baqouba, 35 miles northeast of Baghdad Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006.

Detained guard suspected of Iraq attacks

By DAVID RISING, Associated Press Writer

Sat Sep 30, 8:09 AM ET

U.S. troops detained a bodyguard for the leader of Iraq’s biggest Sunni Arab political group on suspicion the guard was preparing suicide bombings, and fearful officials on Saturday enforced a total ban on movement in this city of about seven million people.

The U.S. command said the man was believed to be a member of al-Qaida in Iraq and was preparing a series of suicide attacks inside the heavily fortified Green Zone, home to the Iraqi government, parliament and the U.S.


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India: Pakistan Behind Mumbai Attacks

From those lovers of terror at Reuters:

Pakistan group behind Mumbai blasts – police

Sat Sep 30, 2006

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Indian police said on Saturday they had found evidence that Pakistan-based Islamist militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba carried out the July 11 serial blasts in Mumbai and Pakistan’s military spy agency was behind the plot.

"We have solved the July 11 bombings case. The whole attack was planned by Pakistan’s ISI and carried out by Lashkar-e-Taiba and their operatives in India," A.N. Roy, Mumbai’s police chief, told a news conference…

The Indian announcement came a day after Mumbai police said they had arrested four more people in connection with the attacks on rush-hour commuter trains and stations.

The new arrests took the total number of people in custody for their alleged role in the blasts to 15, Roy said.


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CSM: Republicans Pushing Hispanics Into Islam

From those celebrants of submission at the Christian Science Monitor:

Melissa Matos, Hispanic Muslim Convert

At Prayer: Melissa Matos, of the Council on American Islamic Relations, is one of a growing number of Hispanic Muslims. The population has grown 30 percent since 1999.

More US Hispanics drawn to Islam

September 28, 2006 edition

By Amy Green | Contributor to The Christian Science Monitor

ORLANDO, FLA. – With her hijab and dark complexion, Catherine Garcia doesn’t look like an Orlando native or a Disney tourist. When people ask where she’s from, often they are surprised that it’s not the Middle East but Colombia.

That’s because Ms. Garcia, a bookstore clerk who immigrated to the US seven years ago, is Hispanic and Muslim. On this balmy afternoon at the start of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month, she is at her mosque dressed in long sleeves and a long skirt in keeping with the Islamic belief in modesty.



George Soros Now Wants Out Of Politics

From the New York Post:

Anti-W. $oros: I Quit Politics


September 29, 2006 — Billionaire liberal financier George Soros, who spent millions of his fortune trying to oust President Bush in 2004, yesterday said he hopes to stay out of politics from now on.

"In the future, I’d very much like to get disengaged from politics," Soros said at a Council on Foreign Relations meeting on the Upper East Side. "I’m interested in policy and not in politics.

And yet we have this report from the self-same event, courtesy of  his love slaves at Reuters:

Soros: U.S. can’t bomb its way toward Mideast peace

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Billionaire financier George Soros said on Thursday the war in Iraq has undermined U.S.



Bill Clinton’s Oslo War – The Second Intifada

While the media is pondering the subject of Bill Clinton’s foreign policy accomplishments while President, we should note that the end of September marks the 6th anniversary of the so-called "Al-Aqsa Intifada."

Just to refresh our memories, Wikipedia describes this, the Second Intifada thusly:

Al-Aqsa Intifada

The al-Aqsa Intifada is the wave of violence that began in September 2000 between Palestinian Arabs and Israelis; it is also called the Second Intifada. "Intifada" is an Arabic word for "uprising" (literally translated as "shaking off"). Many Palestinians consider the intifada to be a war of national liberation against foreign occupation, whereas many Israelis consider it to be a terrorist campaign…

It is also called the Oslo War by those who consider it a result of concessions made by Israel following the Oslo Accords, and Arafat’s War, after the late Palestinian leader whom Israelis blame for starting it…

The death toll both military and civilians of the entire conflict in 2000-2006 is estimated to be 3,651 Palestinians and 1007 Israelis,  although this number is criticized by some sources for not differentiating between combatants and civilians…

Prior events

By signing the Oslo Accords, the Palestine Liberation Organization committed to curbing violence in exchange for phased withdrawal of Israeli forces from parts of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, and Palestinian self-government within those areas through the creation of the Palestinian National Authority.



Relatives Of New Saddam Judge Gunned Down

From Saddam's fans at the DNC's Associated Press:

Judge Mohammed Oreibi al-Khalifa

Brother-in-law of new Saddam judge slain

BAGHDAD, Iraq – The brother-in-law of the new judge presiding over Saddam Hussein's genocide trial was killed and his nephew was wounded in a shooting Friday in Baghdad, the latest deadly violence linked to proceedings against the former Iraqi leader.

Kadhim Abdul-Hussein was fatally shot, and his son, Karrar, was wounded in the capital's western Ghazaliyah neighborhood by unidentified assailants, police 1st Lt. Thaer Mahmoud said.

It was not immediately clear whether they were targeted because they were related to Judge Mohammed Oreibi al-Khalifa, a Shiite Muslim who took over the Saddam trial last week, or if it was another of the sectarian attacks that have been plaguing Baghdad.



ACLU: CIA ‘Tortures’ Honed In US Prisons

From our friends at CNS News:

Torture Tactics Refined In US Prisons, ACLU Says

By Nathan Burchfiel
September 28, 2006

( – The director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s National Prisoner Project Wednesday accused U.S. governments past and present of honing torture tactics in American prisons before they were allegedly implemented in terrorist detention centers in Afghanistan, Iraq and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

"If you look at the iconic pictures from Abu Ghraib," Elizabeth Alexander told reporters at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday, "you can match up these photos with the same abuses at American prisons, each one of them."

Alexander said the infamous torture tactics uncovered at Abu Ghraib were first used in American prisons, but without cameras. "The photo from Abu Ghraib showing a mock execution matches events in Sacramento, California, in which guards staged mock executions of prisoners," she said.



Paper: US To Back Thai Muslim For UN Head

More good news from those pining for the caliphate at Reuters:

Surin Pitsuwan meeting with Secretary-General Kofi Annan at Bangkok International Airport.

U.S. to back Thai Muslim as UN chief: paper

Thu Sep 28, 2006 11:44 AM ET

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Former Thai Foreign Minister Surin Pitsuwan, a Muslim with wide international respect, emerged on Thursday as a possible last-minute candidate to replace Kofi Annan as United Nations Secretary-General.

Citing "informed sources", Thailand's Nation newspaper said Surin was about to receive backing from the United States, who felt he was a "strong candidate".

"He is an Asian, a moderate Muslim and a former foreign minister who is well-known and respected in the international community," the paper quoted an unidentified source as saying…

In New York, Richard Grenell, the spokesman for the U.S.



Shocker: EU, Iran Nuclear Negotiations Fail

Shocking news from the keepers of the faith at Reuters:

European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana (L) and Iranian nuclear negotiator, Ali Larijani chat prior to talks on September 27.

EU and Iran fail to reach nuclear deal

Thu Sep 28, 2006 12:43 PM ET

By Louis Charbonneau

BERLIN (Reuters) – European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana said on Thursday he had failed to reach a deal with the chief Iranian negotiator on Tehran’s nuclear ambitions, but said they would hold another round of talks soon.

Several Western diplomats who were briefed on Solana’s talks with Larijani said the Iranians were still refusing to commit to suspending their uranium enrichment program and said Larijani appeared to be trying to drag out talks with Solana.



4,000 Foreign Terrorists Have Been Killed In Iraq

From a deeply saddened Associated Press:

Abu Ayyub al-Masri: "Join us!"

Iraq terror leader recruits scientists

Sep. 28, 2006

CAIRO, Egypt – In a new audio message Thursday, the leader of al-Qaida in Iraq called for explosives experts and nuclear scientists to join his group's holy war against the West. He also said that more than 4,000 foreign insurgent fighters have been killed in Iraq since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003.

That comment was believed to be the first major statement from insurgents in Iraq about their losses.

"The blood has been spilled in Iraq of more than 4,000 foreigners who came to fight," said the man, who identified himself as Abu Hamza al-Muhajir – also known as Abu Ayyub al-Masri – the leader of al-Qaida in Iraq…

"The field of jihad (holy war) can satisfy your scientific ambitions, and the large American bases (in Iraq) are good places to test your unconventional weapons, whether biological or dirty, as they call them," he said.



Media Find Their Hero In Traitor “Tokyo Rose”

In the reports of Iva Toguri's death the media are vying with each other to whitewash her past and heap praise upon her heroism. It's clear they identify with her.

Here is Reuters' encomium:

Woman tried as ‘Tokyo Rose’ dies

Sept 27, 2006

CHICAGO – An American woman convicted of treason and later pardoned for being “Tokyo Rose,” one of several radio announcers Japan used during World War II to spew propaganda to undermine American morale, has died, a Chicago hospital said Wednesday.

Iva Toguri, 90, died Tuesday from undisclosed causes, a hospital spokesman said.

She was convicted of treason in 1949 based on suspect testimony that she was the legendary “seductress of the short wave” who had sought to persuade American soldiers to surrender because their cause was lost and their girlfriends were deserting them at home.



Can Sheehan Even Find Iraq On A Map?

On page 22 of Cindy Sheehan’s scholarly tome "Peace Mom," one finds this pronouncement from her concerning the root cause of the war in Afghanistan and Iraq:

All one has to do is look at the puppet government headed up by President Karzai to understand that the United States needed to take Afghanistan first to provide access to land to build a pipeline for Iraq’s oil, because the only other way through the gulf was via Iran, and we all know that wouldn’t have been possible.

No wonder she claims that the war in Iraq is all about oil

The trouble is Mother Sheehan appears to have her conspiracies mixed up.

The Trans-Afghanistan Pipeline was the initial tinfoil explanation for the US invasion of Afghanistan — and for Afghanistan only.  (The "attacks" on 9/11 were faked to give this nefarious scheme cover.)

It was promulgated by such intellects as Michael Moore (in Fahrenheit 911 and elsewhere) and Michael Rivero.



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