I will break protocol today…I usually try to post on anything but politics on the weekends….
I was not going to write any more about the dastardly act of terror in Boston……..but then I started hearing all the conspiracies and the bigots take to the airways to spread their unsubstantiated reports of bullsh*t………
Has anyone noticed that the crack pots on the Right are sure that these whack-a-doodle bombers were radicalized by Islamist……apparently they have info that the authorities are unaware of or they are just making this crap up…..my guess is the latter….people like Beck, Alex Jones, Drudge and a wealth of uninformed mind numbing asshats on the Right…..my fav bullsh*t report states that the bomb was set off by the FBI and these kids were just the patsy they needed……
From the information that I have seen….barring the lunatic fringe on both sides of the political insane rooms…….my opinion is that they were amateurs.
One, the Chechen separatists have NO argument with the US….only with the imperialism of Russia….if they would have trained someone then the destruction would have been within the borders of Russia.
Two, the technique of acquiring the 3 pounds of black powder is pure amateurish….there is an easier and more effective way to acquire the needed substance…..and this way would not involve crossing state lines to buy it….and it is totally legal……
Three, there were no plans for escape….if they were suicide bombers then they would not need one (this was never in their plan)….but if they were professional trained terrorist that wanted to strike again they would have had a better plan……
Four, there are more effective ways to build a Claymore like device and could have been made easier and cheaper (pressure cookers are not cheap)……
From the information available on ‘real’ sites these guys were rank amateurs that were looking for attention and 15 minutes of fame….from the way they went about the whole episode was taken off of some lunatic fringe website….I do not believe there was any training other than maybe some video on a site……these were stupid teenagers that were looking for a thrill…..
Please, before some asshat tries to claim that I am defending terrorists….I am not! I am defending NO one….these types need to be put away for a very long time never to breath the air of freedom again….Until more information comes to light, to assume these 2 men were anything but rank amateurs is disingenuous……and nothing more than fear mongering and spewing hate and racism…….and anyone that takes those Right asshats seriously without more proof are MORONS!
Do I need to repeat that?
According to the FBI, Jewish extremists commit more terror than Islamic extremists – BlackListedNews.comPosted: 3 May 2013
We hear daily about those darn pesky Islamic fundamentalists and their massive program of destruction…..but there is more to the story than FUX will tell you…….
For the 8 years that GW was prez we heard almost daily from the Dems that they wanted more transparency for the administration…..and now that Obama is prez we hear almost daily from the Repubs that they want more transparency from the administration…..well you asked for it….you got it!
I am talking about all the hoopla running through the Beltway about the use of drones…….the deal is that the US is targeting Americans and killing them without due process…….you may say what a mess this is and should be subjected to the hearing process……are kidding? Have you not been paying attention to the most recent hearings….they are jokes! The sole purpose is to generate sound bites and talking points…..period! Congressional hearings are a colossal waste of time and money…..they are for show not anything else!
Just what brought on all this “fake” concern?
(Newser) – It is legal for the American government to order the killing of an American citizen if a “high-level” official decides that the person is a senior member of al-Qaeda or an associated group who poses “an imminent threat of violent attack” against the US, according to a Justice Department document obtained by NBC News. The memo—which has a broad definition of “imminent”—is not the same one used to justify the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki, but the legal reasoning appears very similar, reports the New York Times.
An ACLU director describes the memo as “chilling.” At its heart, “it argues that the government has the right to carry out the extrajudicial killing of an American citizen,” he says. “It recognizes some limits on the authority it sets out, but the limits are elastic and vaguely defined, and it’s easy to see how they could be manipulated.” A bipartisan group of 11 senators wrote to President Obama yesterday urging him to release documents explaining his “authority to deliberately kill American citizens” in drone strikes or other counter-terror operations, Politico reports, and the issue is expected to play a key role in the confirmation hearing of counter-terrorism adviser John Brennan as CIA director.
But let us be real for a change…..this is nothing new….Americans that have been on the wrong side of movements have always been targets…..COINTELPRO comes to mind…..okay there may be NO document evidence that anyone was killed but there is evidence that smear campaigns and such were employ by our government against people that did not agree with the direction of the country…..so it was an easy step to move up to killing those who do not agree with you…….
All this fake outrage……it is only outrage as long as it can drive the story…….these people that are outraged are hypocrites…….the country that everyone defends almost blindly has been using this technique for decades……Israel. They target people, families, friends, acquaintances, etc and they do not let civilians change the course of their assassinations……..
You bitched about the lack of transparency from at least two presidents and now you have it…..HAPPY?
While you were fretting over who won South Carolina and others were watching another debate that at best was described as Blah……blah….blah….no matter what spin your favorite cable channel put on it…………it is all worn out ideas and some red meat thrown to the angry beasts on the Right…….but while that silliness was happening…….there are things happening other than a bunch of psycho conservs slap fighting…..happenings that could have disastrous results…….
Day after day we are exposed to the constant media scrutiny of the bastards in Iran….their push for nukes and nuke power……candidates beat their chest on what they will do if elected to prevent Iran from acquiring this energy and this weapon…..all concerned are afraid that if Iran gets this capability that somehow terrorist groups will acquire the material needed to make a dirty bomb that could be used against us and our allies……….but quietly the US has been helping other Middle East “allies” to obtain the same energy that we want to deny Iran, countries like Saudi Arabia and Egypt….and speaking of Egypt! A story has come out of the Middle East that has been somehow missed by all the US media organizations…
Have you heard this piece of info that was reported in Nature News?
The theft this week of radioactive material from a nuclear power plant under construction in Egypt has highlighted once again the dangers of nuclear looting in countries undergoing social upheaval.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has confirmed that the material was taken from a laboratory at the El Dabaa nuclear power plant on the country’s Mediterranean coast. “According to the information we have, the items that have gone missing are low-level radioactive sources,” says an IAEA spokesperson.
The sources probably have a long half-life, and would have been used to calibrate radiation detectors, says Ronald Chesser, director of the Center for Environmental Radiation Studies at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. “They were small check sources, in the microcurie range,” says Chesser. “This is pretty low-level stuff, but it still is a concern that they are in unknown hands.” Calibration sources typically contain small amounts of an isotope — not enough to cause widespread contamination, but with the potential to trigger public panic if released.
At what point does it become a problem for the world……kinda like the problem we have with Iran and their push for nuke power…..but Egypt is an ally and we trust people who will agree with us on our foreign policy…..now there is the bottom line of our policy on who gets nukes and who does not…..
So by all means……sit and worry about who is a socialist and who is a racist or……who values are more American than someone else……and then rent “Sum Of All Fears” and keep in mind what happens…..
WE have heard this person or that person compared to Marxists, socialists and even the biggest prick of all, Stalin….but you know there seems to be a movement that smacks a bit like Stalin and his gulags and that is in the country that “democracy” so loves……
Yesterday I wrote about the new cybersecurity bill that has all the earmarks of Big Brother deciding what you can say, read or associate with in the future…..and as the year draws to an end there is more really disturbing news that we as Americans really need to keep our eyes on….
The Congress has passed a bill that will make free speech, right to association and the right to privacy will be things of the past….all it will take is one abusive SOB, and Washington is full of them, to decide who is and who is not a “terrorist”….do you want them to have that power? I do not…they abused it unmercifully with COINTELPRO and now you are giving them even more power…….
The US Senate’s approval Thursday of legislation allowing the indefinite military detention of US citizens without charges or trials marks a new stage in a decade of uninterrupted assault on the most fundamental democratic and constitutional rights.
The Senate’s 86-to-13 vote in favor of the legislation followed its approval in the House of Representatives Wednesday. It also came after the announcement by the White House that President Barack Obama would not exercise his power to veto the measure, which is included in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), a $662 billion package to fund Washington’s war machine.
The bill mandates that anyone accused of being a terrorist be “detained without trial until the end of hostilities” in a military prison. While it requires such treatment for non-citizens, it authorizes it for citizens arrested on US soil, if the president decides they merit this extra-constitutional punishment.
This piece of legislation enshrines in law the worst of the crimes carried out under the Bush administration and provides legal sanction for an American military-police state. The sweeping bipartisan support it received in both houses of Congress has provided definitive proof that there exists no constituency for the defense of democratic rights within the American political establishment and its two big business parties.
For that matter, the passage of a law that shreds the founding principles of the American republic has raised barely a murmur of concern from the corporate-controlled mass media. They have no intention of making this a matter of public debate. For millions of American working people, however, the action is of the gravest importance.
The Senate’s vote came precisely 220 years to the day after the passage of the Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to the US Constitution, on December 15, 1791.
This could have made Stalin proud….This just sucks!
I like my rights, do you? Then for God sake speak up before it is too late! We Americans are notorious for sticking our heads in the sand until it is too late….this time with our butts exposed we WILL be humped and humped HARD!
As Queen blares in the background…….
Recently we whacked the number one terrorist in the whole wide world, Osama,……..kudos to us!
And we have killed about a thousand number twos….even more kudos!
And now we got that bastard American that turned himself into a cleric….no…not Cat Stevens……you know that tall skinny bearded guy in Yemen?
An American radical cleric linked to al-Qaida who led an organization labeled as one of the most serious threats to U.S. security has been killed in Yemen, the country’s defense ministry said on Friday.”The terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki has been killed along with some of his companions,” the defense ministry said in a statement sent by text message to journalists, Reuters reported.
A Yemeni security official told Reuters that al-Awlaki, who is of Yemeni descent, was hit in a Friday morning air raid in the northern al-Jawf province that borders oil giant Saudi Arabia.
While the American government did not immediately officially verify the claim, NBC News’ Chuck Todd reported that a senior official had confirmed to him that al-Awlaki had been killed.
NBC News’ Richard Engel reported in a message on Twitter that a Yemen source said al-Awlaki was killed by U.S. planes. An American drone aircraft targeted but missed him in May.
We Americans can now sleep better at night…..for we have killed another bad guy…..and only about a bazillion left to go….kudos!
My regular readers know that I have a tendency to find stuff that just pisses me off….and to the point that I must rant…..and I found an absurd report…..
Until recently, I had always paid cash for just about everything I bought…you know computers, groceries, everything…..but all that changed after I was badly hurt after Hurricane Katrina….I was forced to retire with a disability and had to have my check direct deposited…..I have NEVER been one to use a lot of credit cards….I guess I am from the old school of economic thought…..if I wanted something I bought it when I had the money to cover the cost….I still pay cash but it is in the form of a debit card and not a pocket full of greenbacks…..
I had a rude awakening when I went for pain management…..they did not take cash! I had to be insured or NO help……my leg had been crushed and I now have about 70% use of it….I was not insured because NO company will insure a broke person, both physically and monetarily, and I am not old enough for medicare….all of it has been resolved but a recent story I read made me think about the ordeal from the past….
I know we are told by the government that we should be on the lookout for any suspicious behavior….but really?
It seems that cash is still a dirty word and could make you a person of interest to the authorities if you pay in cash…..I know…what the Hell am I talking about?
the White House announced a community-based approachto combating terrorism in the United States, the FBI and other agencies are asking managers of surplus stores to spy on their customers, watching whether they pay in cash, make “extreme” religious statements or purchase products such as waterproof matches.And the request from the government also is going to gun shops, fertilizer suppliers, motels and hotels, authorities say.
Earlier this month, the Obama administration announced a new plan titled “Empowering local partners to prevent violent extremism in the United States.” In it, Obama wrote, “Communities – especially Muslim American communities whose children, families and neighbors are being targeted for recruitment by al-Qaida – are often best positioned to take the lead because they know their communities best.”
“The best defenses against violent extremist ideologies are well-informed and equipped families, local communities, and local institutions. Their awareness of the threat and willingness to work with one another and government is part of our long history of community-based initiatives and partnerships dealing with a range of public safety challenges,” the report says.
First of all, Osama Bin Laden is still DEAD!
We had a raid on his compound…he was killed…..now there is a partisan pack of idiots out there….patting themselves on the back….Obama made the decision…it was on his shoulders and his watch….kudos….and now we have dipsticks rattling around for position on whether to release the death pics of Osama….choose your argument and tell it to the wind….he (Obama) has made his decision….no release! Now the stoopids that are bitching about it as if it is some sort of conspiracy I say one thing…..LET OSAMA PROVE HE IS STILL ALIVE!
The media has been back and forth….back and forth….all about the photos and who shot who, where and why? Let it GO! The truth is thgat in the Middle East what few articles I read, the concern was not about the inflammatory nature of any photos but rather the burial at sea…….
What this corporate media should be reporting is what I consider a BIG story….they, the media, has asked what would be the consequences of the killing of Osama……and an article in the Arab News points to a possible out come of the raid….This should have been a lead story on the Nightly News….but NO they still want to have the photo debate…pathetic losers! Here is an old fashion idea….TRY REPORTING THE GOOD NEWS for a change….
From the Middle East largest English newspaper…The Arab News……
Alleged Al-Qaeda operative Khaled Hadal Al-Qahtani, who figured high on a list of 47 most-wanted terrorists, has surrendered to Saudi security authorities, Interior Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Mansour Al-Turki announced on Wednesday.The Interior Ministry reiterated its call to all wanted Saudi militants to return to the Kingdom and surrender themselves to security authorities as quickly as possible.
The ministry issued a new list of 47 most-wanted terrorists on Jan. 8. Interpol had issued a worldwide alert for militants with suspected links to Al-Qaeda who are wanted on terrorism charges.
The Saudi suspects posed “a potentially serious public threat at home and abroad due to their suspected involvement with Al-Qaeda,” Interpol said at the time, quoting an Interior Ministry statement.
The vultures that call themselves journalists are busy trying to make some official screw on the record so that they can have some sort of morbid victory…..when there is a good chance that the death of Osama will have a positive effect on the War on Terror…..this is why I look for real news from real sources….
Personally, I want to believe that this surrendering of a terror suspect voluntarily is the shape of things to come…..and that AQ will be on the ropes.
Today was going to be a day of post on Constitution related subjects,,,,more to come later…..but with all the debate and the noise about the death of Osama bin Laden; I found an interesting piece from Newser site…..it seems that the will of Osama has been located…..
Osama bin Laden didn’t want his wives to remarry or his children to become terrorists after his death, according to what a Kuwaiti newspaper says is a copy of his will. In the document—written on a computer, dated December 2001, and signed by “your brother Abu Abdullah Osama Muhammad bin Laden”—bin Laden claims responsibility for 9/11 and many other terrorist attacks, the Guardian reports. He laments betrayal around him, apologizes for being a neglectful dad, and advises his children not to join al-Qaeda or to join “the front” to wage jihad. “I have chosen a path fraught with dangers and endured hardships, disappointment and betrayal. If it wasn’t for betrayal, things would be different today,” the will states. “As for you, my sons, forgive me if I failed to devote more of my time to you since I answered the call to jihad.” The Kuwaiti paper hasn’t revealed how it obtained the will or if it was able to authenticate it. If it is genuine, Osama must have changed his mind about his children joining the fight: His youngest son appeared in terror videos and died in Sunday’s raid.
I found the information fascinating if it is true and accurate…..how about you guys?
From the VOMITORIUM
My recent post on Beck being an idea…….I would like to say that I was a bit harsh but after watching this video…I was being polite to him…..watch and barf with me!
I need a blackboard so I can become the Lefty with the mental deficiency…LOL