Beards and AK-47s Mixtape

Faces of the jihad in Chechnya. Same kind of people responsible for the murder of almost 400 children in a Beslan school. Same kind of people that are in Guantanamo right now.

But hey, they are victims.

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Published in: on February 7, 2009 at 9:24 am  Leave a Comment  
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Clemency for Terror

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Remember the USS Cole? The ship in the Gulf of Aden that was suicide bombed by al Qaeda terrorists, who murdered seventeen U.S. Navy sailors?

Yahoo! News:

The Pentagon’s senior judge overseeing terror trials at Guantanamo Bay dropped charges Thursday against an al-Qaida suspect in the 2000 USS Cole bombing, upholding President Barack Obama‘s order to freeze military tribunals there.

The charges against suspected al-Qaida bomber Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri marked the last active Guantanamo war crimes case.

Meanwhile, there are a bunch of families with the victims of this murdering dog that continue to wonder if they will ever receive some justice for the murders of their loved ones.

Obama’s doing really good. He’s working hard to “restore our image” abroad, while at the same time, making himself look like a weak fool at home.

Note: You are also making yourself look weak around the world.

Published in: on February 7, 2009 at 8:23 am  Leave a Comment  
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I Need a Time-Out

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George McGovern, the 1972 loser of the Presidential election, has written an opinion piece in the Sunday edition of the Washington Post:

As you settle into the Oval Office, Mr. President, may I offer a suggestion? Please do not try to put Afghanistan aright with the U.S. military. To send our troops out of Iraq and into Afghanistan would be a near-perfect example of going from the frying pan into the fire. There is reason to believe some of our top military commanders privately share this view. And so does a broad and growing swath of your party and your supporters.

True, the United States is the world’s greatest power — but so was the British Empire a century ago when it tried to pacify the warlords and tribes of Afghanistan, only to be forced out after excruciating losses. For that matter, the Soviet Union was also a superpower when it poured some 100,000 troops into Afghanistan in 1979. They limped home, broken and defeated, a decade later, having helped pave the way for the collapse of the Soviet Union.

So basically, what he suggests is that we lay down our arms and formally surrender in Iraq and Afghanistan, then he cites the example of the Brits and the Soviets failure in Afghanistan, but he fails to recognize the difference in their campaign and ours. Those two empires tried to pacify the countryside by destroying everything they saw. The United States is busy rebuilding schools, roads, and giving medical supplies while terrorists attempt to destroy everything. Big difference.

I have believed for some time that military power is no solution to terrorism. The hatred of U.S. policies in the Middle East — our occupation of Iraq, our backing for repressive regimes such as Egypt and Saudi Arabia, our support of Israel — that drives the terrorist impulse against us would better be resolved by ending our military presence throughout the arc of conflict. This means a prudent, carefully directed withdrawal of our troops from Iraq, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and elsewhere. We also need to close down the imposing U.S. military bases in this section of the globe, which do so little to expand our security and so much to stoke local resentment.

Let’s bring all of our troops out of the middle east and they will just leave us alone, right? The murdering islamo-fascists just want us out of the neighborhood and then everything will be fine. I definitely feel a headache coming on.

We cannot evade this reckoning. The British thought they could extend their control over Iraq even while pulling out their ground forces by creating a string of bases in remote parts of the country, away from the observation of most Iraqis. It didn’t work. No people that desires independence and self-determination wishes to have another nation’s military bases in its country. In 1776, remember, 13 little colonies drove the mighty British Empire from American soil.

In 2003, the Bush administration ordered an invasion of Iraq, supposedly to reduce terrorism. But six years later, there is more terrorism and civil strife in Iraq, not less. The same outcome may occur in Afghanistan if we make it the next American military conflict.

Well, we have military bases in Kuwait, Germany, and Japan nowadays. The civilian populace, upset that the evil U.S. doesn’t let them have their independence, attacks the base daily. Oh wait, no, they don’t.

And there’s more terrorism in Iraq, huh? The same Washington Post where your misinformed drivel is published has a story from October, 2008 citing “the lowest levels of violence since early 2004”.

So let me suggest a truly audacious hope for your administration: How about a five-year time-out on war — unless, of course, there is a genuine threat to the nation?

Time out? Someone get al Qaeda on the phone, I think George is on to something here. Unless there is a genuine threat? Didn’t a genuine threat present itself on September 11th, 2001 that originated in Afghanistan?

You can read the full editorial here if you so choose, but I wouldn’t recommend it.

Published in: on January 25, 2009 at 10:21 am  Leave a Comment  
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Let My People Go

A pair of terrorists that were set free from GITMO have appeared on an al Qaeda video. They are pictured below. They don’t look very ‘terrorizing’ but I suppose that’s besides the point.

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Google News reports:

“By Allah, imprisonment only increased our persistence in our principles for which we went out, did jihad for, and were imprisoned for,” al-Shihri was quoted as saying.

They also said that the food in Yemen is not as good as GITMO, and they really missed the beautiful surf and the sand.

Published in: on January 24, 2009 at 6:01 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Navy SEALs in Afghanistan

Published in: on January 24, 2009 at 9:18 am  Leave a Comment  
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Guantánamo

In one of the first acts of his administration, President Obama has signed an executive order that forces the closure of the detention facility located at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.

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Of course, nowhere in the order is any type of plan for where we put two-hundred and forty five terrorists. The people housed there weren’t at the wrong place at the wrong time. They were captured by U.S. forces in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere. Many of these people have murdered Americans with a smile on their face.

And let us not forget Obama’s fifty one seconds of National (weak) Defense priorities:

So what do we do with this gang of terrorist scum? While Obama feels that closing GITMO will help our nation’s image worldwide, it instead sends a clear message of appeasement to our enemies: If you are captured, don’t worry. There will be plenty of U.S. lawyers that will work tirelessly to get you free. Of those freed, 61 have returned to terrorism. One has even been promoted to leader of al Qaeda’s Yemeni group.

Do not forget that the detainees down there would happily slice your infidel throat if they had the chance. Many have even plotted your death.

It pains me to say this, but this one act will become the turning point in the War. Our enemy will grow stronger, as we weaken back into our safe and happy September 10th mindset. I only hope and pray that we won’t see the eleventh once more.

Published in: on January 23, 2009 at 8:01 am  Comments (1)  
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