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Reader Selected News For Week Jul 6 – Jul 12

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This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, July 5th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

14 Responses to “Reader Selected News For Week Jul 6 – Jul 12”

  1. canary

    AP: Terrorists Dupe Kansas City Al Qaeda Supporter 2 Others

    AP – July 5 2013

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Kansas City man and two other aspiring holy war combatants in the U.S. thought their contributions to Al Qaeda would buy them front-row seats in global jihad, but instead the money was divvied up among leaders in Yemen for their personal gain, according to court records.

    Hundreds of pages of court documents in Kansas City and New York illustrate how Khalid Ouazzani — a Kansas City used auto parts salesman and failed real estate investor —

    and two other naturalized American citizens were fleeced out of tens of thousands of dollars by Al Qaeda leaders who exploited their zeal to wage holy war, The Kansas City Star reported.

    In a recent letter to a New York federal judge, a lawyer representing cell member Sabirhan Hasanoff — a Brooklyn accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers who moved to Dubai in 2007 — acknowledged that Hasanoff once dreamed about jihad glory but instead got taken by a Yemeni con man.

    All three also are married, have children and didn’t care much for the idea of blowing themselves up for the cause.

    The three Americans began sending $300 a month to their new friends in Yemen to prove they were serious.

    Eventually the Americans became impatient and pressed The Doctor and Suffian for word about when they would travel for jihad.

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013.....z2YFtTGicN

    Did not say how many wives or children the “naturalized” Americans had.

  2. canary

    Islamic terrorists slaughtering children for wanting to become westernized.

    AP: ‘They burned the children alive': Islamic extremists attack boarding school in Nigeria, killing 30

    By Adamu Adamu and Michelle Faul, July 6 2013

    POTISKUM, Nigeria — Islamic militants attacked a boarding school before dawn Saturday, dousing a dormitory in fuel and lighting it ablaze as students slept, survivors said. At least 30 people were killed in the deadliest attack yet on schools in Nigeria’s embattled northeast.

    Authorities blamed the violence on Boko Haram, a radical group whose name means “Western education is sacrilege.”

    “They burned the children alive,” he said, the horror showing in his wide eyes.

    He and teachers at the morgue said dozens of children from the 1,200-student school escaped into the bush but have not been seen since.

    On Saturday, at the morgue of Potiskum General Hospital, a few miles from the scene of the attack, parents screamed in anguish as they attempted to identify the victims, many charred beyond recognition. Some parents do not know if their children survived or died.

    Islamic militants from Boko Haram and breakaway groups have killed more than 1,600 civilians in suicide bombings and other attacks since 2010, according to an Associated Press count.

    President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency May 14 and deployed thousands of troops to halt the insurgency, acknowledging that militants had taken control of some towns and villages.

    Boko Haram, whose stronghold is 230 kilometres (143 miles) away in Maiduguri city, capital of neighbouring Borno state, has been behind scores of attacks on schools in the past year.

    NO WARNING AS CELLPHONES DOWN

    A day later, June 17, extremists fired on students sitting at their desks as they were writing exams in Maiduguri, killing at least nine pupils.

    Borno state officials say more than 20,000 people have fled to Cameroon in recent weeks amid the violence.

    The rebellion poses the biggest threat in years to security in Africa’s biggest oil producer.

    The militants have increasingly targeted civilians, including health workers on vaccination campaigns, traders, teachers and government workers.

    Farmers have been driven from their land by the extremists and by military roadblocks, raising the spectre of a food shortage to add to the woes of a people already hampered by a dusk-to-dawn curfew and the military’s shutdown of cellphone service and ban on using satellite telephones.

    http://www.theprovince.com/new.....story.html

    These are little boys they are killing. The black Boko Harem sect have claimed their determination is to show they are more powerful than the lighter skin Arabs Al Qaeda.

    • ….Boko Haram, a radical group whose name means “Western education is sacrilege.”

      What? The name “Murderers of innocent children” must have already been taken.

      I can’t imagine how effing deranged you would have to be to pour out fuel and set fire to a school full of sleeping kids. What cowards these people are.

      This would be where I would use drones. As President, i would deploy thousands of drones over their country and everytime one of these scurrying little rats so much as farted I’d hasten their trip to meet their demonic Allah by blasting them with nuclear tipped missels until the whole country was one big crater.

    • Rusty Shackleford

      It’s 2013. Yet it might as well be 1313.

      Tribal, bug-infested, mud-hut-livin’ makes no difference. They do the same in the more “modernized” nations of Iran, Iraq, Turkey.

      The religion of subjugation seems very similar to how the bad guys were portrayed in “Stargate, SG-1″ with the “gua’uld”, beings who had a parasitic snake living in them that controlled them, which, seems apropos to islame.

      You couldn’t change their minds. You couldn’t talk reason with them. They were insane. Their whole purpose was to enslave others and to destroy those who didn’t submit.

      There’s really only one way to fix that.

    • canary

      All France did is run the out of Mali and now they have more recruits and weapons. Everyday people are trying to defend themselves without letting the military doing and human right activists
      are complaining too many Islamic terrorists children are getting killed. Boko Harem is getting these little 7 year old children addicted to Heroin, and rewarding them with heroin when they bring back peoples heads and body parts. The terrorists children have a different spin then the vicious adult Islamic terrorists because they want to impress their leaders and get more heroin and power, and it’s more of a game to them. Kids can like to get dirty and messy. As long as they have their heroin they don’t mind living in grass huts.

  3. canary

    Islamic terrorists slaughtering children for wanting to become westernized.

    AP: ‘They burned the children alive': Islamic extremists attack boarding school in Nigeria, killing 30

    By Adamu Adamu and Michelle Faul, July 6 2013

    POTISKUM, Nigeria — Islamic militants attacked a boarding school before dawn Saturday, dousing a dormitory in fuel and lighting it ablaze as students slept, survivors said. At least 30 people were killed in the deadliest attack yet on schools in Nigeria’s embattled northeast.

    Authorities blamed the violence on Boko Haram, a radical group whose name means “Western education is sacrilege.”

    “They burned the children alive,” he said, the horror showing in his wide eyes.

    He and teachers at the morgue said dozens of children from the 1,200-student school escaped into the bush but have not been seen since.

    On Saturday, at the morgue of Potiskum General Hospital, a few miles from the scene of the attack, parents screamed in anguish as they attempted to identify the victims, many charred beyond recognition. Some parents do not know if their children survived or died.

    Islamic militants from Boko Haram and breakaway groups have killed more than 1,600 civilians in suicide bombings and other attacks since 2010, according to an Associated Press count.

    President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency May 14 and deployed thousands of troops to halt the insurgency, acknowledging that militants had taken control of some towns and villages.

    Boko Haram, whose stronghold is 230 kilometres (143 miles) away in Maiduguri city, capital of neighbouring Borno state, has been behind scores of attacks on schools in the past year.

    NO WARNING AS CELLPHONES DOWN

    A day later, June 17, extremists fired on students sitting at their desks as they were writing exams in Maiduguri, killing at least nine pupils.

    Borno state officials say more than 20,000 people have fled to Cameroon in recent weeks amid the violence.

    The rebellion poses the biggest threat in years to security in Africa’s biggest oil producer.

    The militants have increasingly targeted civilians, including health workers on vaccination campaigns, traders, teachers and government workers.

    http://www.theprovince.com/new.....story.html

    These are little boys they are killing. The black Boko Harem sect have claimed their determination is to show they are more powerful than the lighter skin Arabs Al Qaeda.
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    Al-Qaeda’s Jihad on Anti-Morsi Egyptians

    by Raymond Ibrahim – July 4 2013

    Since Islamists have tasted power — Salafis, Muslim Brotherhood or al-Qaeda — it is unlikely that they will quietly release the reins of power without a fight.

    Now that the Egyptian military appears to have granted the nation’s wish—to be rid of Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood, as millions have been chanting, “Irhal” ["Leave office"] — al-Qaeda appears to have stepped in.

    Hours before Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi was sidelined by the military council, Muhammad al-Zawahiri, Egypt’s al-Qaeda leader, declared that the terrorist organization would wage a jihad to save Morsi and his Islamist agenda for Egypt. (They would not be the first Islamic terrorists to come to his aid; Hamas members were earlier arrested from inside Muslim Brotherhood headquarters, where they opened fire on protesters.)

    According to a July 2 Veto Gate report, “al-Qaeda, under the leadership of Muhammad Zawahiri, is currently planning reprisal operations…

    —not to mention where Morsi had reportedly earlier summoned thousands of foreign jihadis to come to his aid whenever necessary, and where he may even have smuggled Muhammad Zawahiri’s brother, Ayman Zawahiri—al-Qaeda’s supreme leader.

    Zawahiri concluded by saying that even if many and important jihadis and Islamists are arrested, it matters not, “for we sold our souls to Allah” — a reference to Koranic verses like 9:111 — “and welcome the opportunity to fight to the death.”

    In the context of all these threats, many Egyptians are understandably worried.

    On the other hand, although the Brotherhood has been portrayed in the U.S. as “just another” political party — or, in the mystifying words of James Clapper, Obama’s director of national intelligence, “largely secular,” which is the last thing it is — it is folly to think that Morsi, the Brotherhood, and all their Islamist and jihadi allies are going to go peacefully.

    History has proven that many jihadis never give up — unless they are in prison or dead.

    http://www.gatestoneinstitute......orsi-egypt

    • canary

      The Washington Times: Syria is Jihad Central: 6,000 Terrorists Flood New Al Qaeda Training Ground

      July 2, 2013 By Bill Gertz –

      Thousands of foreign terrorists traveled to Syria over the past several months to wage jihad, or holy war, in what U.S. officials say is fast becoming a new international terror training ground.

      Most of the foreign terrorists are fighting for the al Qaeda-linked group the al-Nusra Front and are coming from around the world, mainly from Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Libya, and Tunisia, by crossing the Syrian border with Turkey.

      “The Syrian opposition is benefiting from a steady flow of foreign fighters who seem to be joining a variety of Islamist-oriented brigades or, on a smaller scale, starting up nationality-based units,” said one U.S. official familiar with internal reports on the region.

      Bruce Riedel, a former CIA official and former staff member of the White House National Security Council, added: “Syria is the new epicenter for the global jihad with would be ‘martyrs’ arriving from across the Islamic world to fight Assad. They are getting experience in the terror arts they will bring home.”

      The Obama administration announced last month that it will begin sending arms to secular rebel groups fighting under the Free Syrian Army banner. Critics have warned that the covert U.S. support could end up bolstering al Qaeda forces in the region.

      “If even more al Qaeda supporters are moving in, it raises the risks of supplying weapons even to ‘friendly’ opposition forces even higher,” he said.

      However, one official said the fact that most are joining al-Nusra Front and another Chechen terrorist group are troubling signs since it is believed the foreign fighters will become “hardened jihadists” through the experience.

      For example, the martyrdom statements of the dead jihadists revealed that among the more than 600 dead, fewer than 20 were experienced fighters from Afghanistan, Libya, or elsewhere.

      It has become relatively easy for terrorists to reach the Islamist rebels through the Turkish-Syrian border, the officials said.

      Chechen terrorists have set up an Internet site that helps fighters reach the Jaysh Al-Muhajirin wal Ansar group by traveling to Turkey and then crossing easily into Syria.

      According to London’s Arabic-language newspaper Al-Sharq al-Awsat, Libyan terrorist leader Abu-Yahya has said there is an easy travel route for Tunisian and Libyan fighters, who are being trained in Libya for jihad in Syria, to be smuggled into Syria with the help of militant groups.

      Reports from northern Syria indicate Chechen jihadists there are equipped with more advanced SA-16 surface-to-air missiles.

      But officials said most of the foreigners appear to be from Libya,…

      Non-Arab jihadists include smaller numbers of terrorists from China, Australia, Britain, Denmark, France, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Canada, Russia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Austria, Belgium, and Bosnia.

      It could not be learned if any American jihadists are in Syria.

      http://www.washingtontimes.com.....=all#pageb

  4. captstubby

    Massachusetts shows signs of voter fatigue after a steady run of elections, with more coming
    Published July 06, 2013
    FoxNews.com
    If Massachusetts residents indeed have a unique enthusiasm for sports and politics, they appear to be suffering from too much of a good thing.
    The recent Senate election — the state’s third in less than four years — resulted in just 27 percent of eligible voters casting a ballot.
    A low voter turnout in the June 25 special election race between Republican Gabriel Gomez and Democratic Rep. Ed Markey was expected. Secretary of State William Galvin said several days before the polls opened that he was “extremely concerned” about turnout, based on absentee-ballot requests.
    Political strategists hinted a low turnout in such a heavily Democratic state (and voters already distracted by the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup finals) would help the Republican. But Markey still won 55-to-45 percent to take the seat left open when Democratic Sen. John Kerry was confirmed in January as secretary of State.
    Massachusetts voters had barely recovered from the TV ads, fundraising requests and all of the other extras related to the Senate race that ended in November 2012 with Democrat Elizabeth Warren defeating incumbent Republican Sen. Scott Brown.
    Now, in just 17 months after the Markey-Gomez race, residents will face another round of elections, including one for the governorship and another to determine whether Markey deserves a full, six-year term.
    Markey still won 55-to-45 percent to take the seat left open when Democratic Sen. John Kerry was confirmed in January as secretary of State.

    “I think you have democratic fatigue,” Peter N. Ubertaccio, a political science professor at Stonehill College, in Massachusetts, recently told The Boston Globe. “It can be overwhelming to the sense of any citizen, even those usually active in politics.’’
    The succession of Senate elections is the result of law passed in 2004 by Democrats in the state legislature. They created a special-election system to prevented then-Republican Gov. Mitt Romney from appointing a replacement for Kerry had he won the presidency.
    Still, state Rep. William Straus, who helped write the legislation, recently told The Globe the “benefit of the democratic process” outweighs the voter fatigue.
    “This is not normal,” John S. Baick, a history professor at Western New England University, told MassLive.com. “Massachusetts has been consumed with elections, like non-stop, since Sen. Kennedy died.”

    this freak show so grand, wrapping itself with the title Democracy,
    is of course the same B.S. used by The Democratic -[fill in dictator country .]
    this State One Party System is a perfect example of fears the Founding Fathers had of a “democratic” society.
    Democrats once again prove its all about power.

  5. canary

    Egyptian Morsi Supporters Waving Al Qaeda Flags Throw Teenagers off Ledge and Beat to Death caught on video. After all Obama did order the people to put Morsi back and follow the democratic way of elections and voting. Who would guess as he chews Africa out for corrupt elections that he can not understand corrupt elections in the Egypt, yet alone in the USA.

    DailyMail.co.uk.: Islamic lynch mob waving Al Qaeda banners throw terrified teenage boy off 20ft ledge before beating him to death

    By Sara Malm – July 7 2013

    The video, apparently filmed with a mobile phone camera from across the road, show the four teenagers escaping onto a 20ft ledge during violent protests on Friday.

    As the teenagers huddle on top of the 20ft ledge the mob begin throwing rocks and larger items at them and attempt to climb after them.

    A member of the aggressive roof-mob, a bearded man in a white top, is seen carrying a black-and-white al-Qaeda flag.

    GRAPHIC CONTENT: Teens pushed off roof in Egypt

    Shortly afterwards two of the boys are thrown off the ledge and are savagely beaten as they lay injured on the roof.

    ‘Do you know the teen that they killed and disfigured his body and threw from the fifth floor is only 19 and four days,’ Mohammed Badr, father of the killed teen, told el-Watan News.

    ‘All he was guilty of was that he was on the roof of the building, celebrating the ousting of Morsi. But the Brotherhood waged a war against whoever was celebrating Morsi’s departure.

    ‘After throwing him, they wanted to do the same with the others, but people in the neighbourhood[sic] stopped them,’ Badr’s father said.

    Islamist supporter: A man with a long beard wearing a white tank top and jeans carried the black-and-white flag of Al-Qaeda

    After the video began circulating online, a Facebook group run by an opposition ground calling themselves ‘Six April Students’, posted a picture of a handsome, young man they claim is Hamada Badr, blaming ‘Muslim Brotherhood and other terrorist groups’ for his death.

    Alexandria, on the Mediterranean coast, has been at the centre of some of the most violent protests during the recent political unrest in the country.

    He also told the state news agency MENA that around 200 were injured.

    Most of the fatalities were from gunshot wounds.

    On Saturday, at least 60 people were injured in clashes in Alexandria after Muslim Brotherhood supporters marched against a rally of Morsi-opponents in Sidi Jaber, the very same area where the video was recorded the day before, local news reported.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new.....paign=1490

    Perhaps the Egyptian foreign prime minister is telling the truth that it was the anti-protestors pressure that led to ousting the evil Morsi.

    If the people are willing to be thrown off roofs and shot to fight against Islamic extremism why should we doubt it when U.S. American Troops are giving their lives to get rid of the Morsi’s and Bin Ladens in the belly of the Beast.

    And if the dumb reporter that was raped did her homework, she would have known it is the radical islamists that raped her, and the protestors have been forming alliances and patrols so that the women can walk the streets as rape has gone up with the Muslim Brotherhood in control.

    Judicial Watch got back FBI reports on that American Al-Qaeda operative Obama droned and killed, and it was full of high dollar prostitutes stories of him paying them for sex. What hypocrites the Al-Qaeda are.

    And it’s reported the female Marines training for combat are not passing their tests, mainly do to not enough upper body strength. So, the feminists will fight to lesson the standards until a woman can pass the physical training course.

    Frankly, I think they should start with female military officers that complain they can’t climb the ranks and make them take the course first.

  6. From The Washington Times via an unnamed Israeli newspaper:

    Israeli newspaper slams John Kerry: ‘Clueless U.S. mediator’
    Tue. July 9, 2013

    Israeli media doesn’t have a favorable impression of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his push toward peace in the Middle East, opening one opinion page posting with this title: “Clueless U.S. mediator.”

    The paper goes on: “Kerry’s mediation skills are limited to pressuring Israel to make dangerous concessions for the sake of negotiations that will lead nowhere. He lacks the intellectual and diplomatic ability to devise a permanent agreement that will satisfy both sides. He is a blind proponent of an impossible vision and is his own candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize.”

    I think the USA would be better served if Kerry sticks to doing things he’s more practiced at. Mainly throwing someone elses medals over fences, tax evasion and wind-surfing. Oh, and marrying money.

  7. Curmudgeon

    http://www.tollroadsnews.com/node/6486

    Studying the Red route while having declared it verboten, finis, terminar – NC540 SE ext

    “People in Garner were so determined to ensure the expressway wasn’t run through the middle of their area they got a ban on consideration of the Red Route written into state law in March 2011.

    The public selection process seems to favor the Orange Route but it does require bridging through wetlands that are habitat for an ‘endangered dwarf edge mussel.’

    A US Army Corps letter to NCDOT said they as federal regulators would suspend consideration of the project under the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) so long as the state refused to consider the banned Red Route. They wrote in a letter: “In the evaluation of alternatives, the Corps continues to believe that in regards to streams and wetlands, the (Red) Alternative appears to be a less environmentally damaging alternative and should be included as an alternative to be analyzed in the Draft Environmental Statement.”

    Now the McCrory administration in North Carolina is pushing for support for a new state law (HB10) that would reverse the 2011 ban on studying the Red Rote, while giving public assurances that it won’t allow construction on that route.”

    • By the time they get around to finishing that by-pass there will be about 2 million more drivers in Wake and surrounding counties making the whole exercise irrelevant. All this because the libs in Garner don’t want the highway in their backyard and the EPA is funneling money to enviromental whackos under the guise of trying to save a supposed endangered “dwarf edge mussel” that abounds in the billions in almost every stream and river in NC and are only different in “name” than trillions of other mussels throughout the country.

      It’s all a scam. They’ve been studying this route for at least decade. Follow the money.

  8. From ABC News:

    Horticultural Hate: The Mystery of the Forest Swastikas

    Over 20 years ago, a landscaper in eastern Germany discovered a formation of trees in a forest in the shape of a swastika. Since then, a number of other forest swastikas have been found in Germany and beyond, but the mystery of their origins persist.

    Blame it on the larches. Brandenburg native Günter Reschke was the first one to notice their unique formation, according to a 2002 article in the Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper. To be more precise, however, it was the new intern at Reschke’s landscaping company, Ökoland Dederow, who discovered the trees in 1992 as he was completing a typically thankless intern task: searching aerial photographs for irrigation lines.

    Instead, he found a small group of 140 larches standing in the middle of dense forest, surrounded by hundreds of other trees. But there was a crucial difference: all the others were pine trees. The larches, unlike the pines, changed color in the fall, first to yellow, then brown. And when they were seen from a certain height, it wasn’t difficult to recognize the pattern they formed. It was quite striking, in fact.

    This story goes on for another nauseating three pages. It caught my eye because I watched a YouTube video about these Larch trees and the Nottingham University Professor clearly states in the Aug. 2011 video that the Larch trees in the shape of Swastikas were cut down years ago.

    So, I ask you. Why is ABC News dragging up a mystery that isn’t a mystery about trees in the shape of swastikas in a forest in Germany from the 30’s that were cut down years ago?

    I realize this story originated from a German magazine but why is ABC News pushing this BS? I’ve seen more swastikas on TV and movies than any place else. As a matter of fact, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a swastika outside of movies or TV.

    What a bunch of clap trap.

    • Oh, and the University of Nottingham tree hugging professor was upset that they cut down the trees because it wasn’t their fault they were associated with fascism.

      The news media will do and say anything to keep stirring the stink. Even when the pot is 80 years old and empty.




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