July 25, 2014
Sweet: 3 Former Chavez Associates Indicted for Drug Crimes
Among those arrested are Hugo Carvajal, who was Chávez’s close confidant and head of the country’s military intelligence from 2004 to 2009. Carvajal was arrested in Aruba at the request of U.S. prosecutors and is expected to appear in an Aruban court Friday.Notice that this last guy is still on the run and was the former head of Interpol in Venezuala. The indictment means that an Interpol BOLO will be issued. Sweet, sweet irony.
Meanwhile, in Miami, former judge Benny Palmeri-Bacchi was arrested on his way to Disney World for a two-week vacation with his family. According to The Miami Herald, Palmeri-Bacchi pleaded not guilty to providing protection for a convicted Colombian drug trafficker.
The third former official charged in the case is Rodolfo McTurk, a former director of Interpol in Venezuela, who is believed to be still in his country. According to the May 2013 indictment unsealed Thursday, McTurk and Carvajal assisted Colombian kingpins in smuggling cocaine from Venezuela to Mexico and the Caribbean between 2004 and 2008, by bribing high-ranking military and law enforcement officials. The drugs were eventually shipped to the United States, authorities said.
Good Gun Control: Quartermaine Edition
All it takes to stop a nut with a gun is one Quartermaine.
A doctor with a semi-automatic gun and a caseworker who was "nothing short of heroic" were able to wound and then subdue an armed psychiatric patient after he had killed another caseworker and appeared intent of reloading and shooting more people in a Pennsylvania hospital, police said today.Well done, although he'll probably be fired for carrying his concealed weapon, for which he has a permit, in a gun free zone.
The patient, Richard Plotts, 49, suddenly pulled a gun out of his waistband and shot his caseworker, Theresa Hunt, in the head at point blank range while inside psychiatrist Lee Silverman's office for a scheduled appointment on Thursday. Hunt was killed instantly, authorities said.
Silverman dove to the floor, pulled a semi-automatic pistol out his pocket and had a furious close range gun battle with Plotts, who police said fired at least 10 rounds. The doctor, who was using a chair for protection, aimed his gun at Plotts and fired until it was empty, District Attorney Jack Whelan said today in recounting what happened.
The doctor, who was grazed in the head and wounded in the thumb while covering his face, was able to get out of the office, unaware that he had struck Plotts three times.
The looney had 39 more bullets, had he not been stopped there would have been many more casualties.
Harry Potter Denied Entrance to U.S.
Maybe Radcliffe should have tried the southern U.S. border instead...
Daniel Radcliffe may have led a charmed life until now - but it seems not even he can work his magic on U.S. customs officers.
The Harry Potter star was stopped by American border guards yesterday when he tried to cross into the country from Canada, because he had failed to properly upgrade his visa.
That's our homeland security for you - deny entrance to a multi-millionaire actor, but allow in millions of criminals who will leech off our system for decades to come. What the hell, it's only tax-payer money.
War P0rn: Knock, Knock
Keep in mind, these videos are edited to cut the wait time between the knock and the destruction of the building. There is usually several minutes between the two. In the above video, the edit is at 00:21.Read More "War P0rn: Knock, Knock"
Young, Uneducated, Uninformed Democrats
A new Gallup poll indicates that a majority of people who believe Israel is unjustified in attacking Hamas are young, uneducated Democrats:
The survey also shows that those who are the least informed about the conflict tend to support the Palestinian side.
(Hat Tip: Weasel Zippers)
UN Interpreter Reading Minds
Good part starts at 1:58.
Hat Tip: Adam.
Israel's Ambassador Blasts The Media For Biased Coverage
Major Terrorist Attack Thwarted In Israel
And yet some actually blame Israel for the aggression.
Thousands of Hamas-linked terrorists planned to invade Israel on the Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashanah), which begins on September 24, according to an Israel security source.
First reported by i24news, "thousands of terrorists were meant to cross over to Israel from Gaza through the tunnels and kill and kidnap as many Israelis as they could. The source added that the army learned about the huge planned attack during the interrogations of Hamas prisoners, captured during Operation Protective Edge in Gaza." (Source)
Bonus: Jon Voight blasts Obama over Israel:
Bonus II: Joan Rivers slams pro-Palestinians, Selena Gomez:
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Veteran Syrian Jihadis Already Beginning to Come Back to Haunt the West
A warning in Norway of an imminent terrorist attack has reinforced concern in the U.S. and Europe about the danger posed by jihadist fighters returning from the war in Syria.The good news is that most of those who go to fight won't ever come home alive. The bad news is that occasionally they do.
Norwegian authorities said they’ve uncovered information pointing to a potential terror attack in the country within days by individuals linked to the conflict in Syria.
The warning reinforces the assessments of law enforcement and counterterrorism officials that the returning-fighter risk is real and increasing.
Antisemetism in France is not a new thing
An interesting take on what is happening in France today. I'm guessing there weren't a lot of, ahem, "youths" around to blame during WWII.
Why The Press Keeps Qualifying That They're Not Sure Who Struck UN School
I'm hearing a lot of "it's unclear" about who actually struck the school. Because well, it's pretty clear it was not Israel. It was either secondary explosions from a nearby strike on a cache of rockets or a Hamas rocket that fell short.
How do I know? Because I have eyes.
Here are several images of the damage at the UN school. There's a lot of images of the injured at the Pallywood General Hospital. But you have to look around a bit to see the actual damage at the UN school.
Here is some video from PBS of the site. Pay particular attention to the shrapnel marks in the wall and other damage at around 50 seconds. At 54 seconds the images switch to a nearby strike. Not the blue UN school.
Now here is an image from the Hamas rocket strike near the airport this week.
Pretty similar huh? Now lets look at what its left after an actual Israeli strike.
Oh my, there's nothing left of the target but a pile of rubble. And you can surf all the Israel strike images you want. If Israel had directly targeted this UN school there would be nothing left standing and probably no survivors who were in the actual strike.
The only reason the media is qualifying that they are not sure who did it is because its obvious this was either an errant Hamas rocket or a Hamas false flag operation that directly targeted their own people in order to generate propaganda.
The third possibility is that it was damage from secondary explosions due to Hamas storing arms that they knew wouldl be targeted too close to the school.
I mean it's obvious to everyone with eyes except the *US media and Hamas shills.
Thanks to Shizzle.
*My apologies for being redundant.
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July 24, 2014
Space Image Showing Gaza In Flames?
Astronaut Alexander Gerst tweeted a picture from space that he claims shows explosions in Gaza. But as you can see when compared to a map of the region, the "explosions" are simply city lights in Israel, not Gaza (which is relatively dark).
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UPDATE: Times of Israel also noticed the inconsistency. They marked off Israeli cities (though they included the Egyptian city of Rafah as a part of Gaza):
But facts and accuracy are not relevant to anti-Israeli pundits.
UPDATE II: Its bad enough an astronaut exposes his ignorance on his twitter feed, but now NASA is backing his vision of Gaza in flames.
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Data Pretty Much Destroys Obama "al Qaeda on the Run" Lie
To be fair, I don't think the numbers would have been much different under a President McCain or Romney, but I would hope we would've at least have an honest conversation about it.
Tasteless: Mobile Cupcake Bakery Rants Against 'Zionists,' Cops, And German Soccer Team
They hate Israel:
And they compare a soccer match with the holocaust:
You'd think people who make cupcakes for a living would be a little nicer. If I were in NYC, I certainly wouldn't eat one of their cupcakes. There's no telling what they put in it. Especially if you are a cop, a Jew, or a German soccer fan...
The Jawa Report would never advocate violence or vandalism against anyone expressing their right to free speech. However, if you happen to witness someone else damaging the Cupcake Crew mobile bakery, remember: "Nobody likes a rat! See something say NOTHING!"
High Tech Hamas Land Based Missile Launcher
LOL. Can the Palestinian moon shot be far behind?
Anti-Israel Protesters Open Mouth, Hilarity Ensues
The funniest part? These people think they are more sophisticated and smarter than you.
My favorite one is the Bible guy. He kind of reminds me of the Bill who wanted to become a Law from the cartoons of my youth. Only crazy and antisemitic.
3 Women Arrested for Raising Funds for al Shabaab
It looks like these women were all part of the Somali or Kenyan ex-pat community and were busy raising funds for "orphans" and "refugees" which apparently is code in some circles for "ruthless terrorists and mass murderers". Here's the DOJ press release:
Three defendants were arrested today on charges of providing material support to al-Shabaab, a designated foreign terrorist organization that is conducting a violent insurgency campaign in Somalia. Two additional defendants are fugitives in Kenya and Somalia.
Assistant Attorney General John P. Carlin of the Justice Department’s National Security Division, U.S. Attorney Dana J. Boente for the Eastern District of Virginia, Assistant Director in Charge Valerie Parlave of the FBI’s Washington, D.C. Field Office and Special Agent in Charge Frank Montoya, Jr. of the FBI’s Seattle Field Office, made the announcement.
A superseding indictment was issued on June 26, 2014, by a federal grand jury in the Eastern District of Virginia, charging the defendants with one count of conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization and 20 counts of providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization. The indictment was unsealed after the following arrest warrants were executed today:
Muna Osman Jama , 34, was arrested at her home in Reston, Virginia;
Hinda Osman Dhirane , 44, was arrested at her home in Kent, Washington;
Farhia Hassan was arrested at her residence in the Netherlands;
Fardowsa Jama Mohamed is a fugitive in Kenya and the subject of a pending arrest warrant; and
Barira Hassan Abdullahi is a fugitive in Somalia and the subject of a pending arrest warrant.
If convicted, each defendant faces a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison on each count in the indictment.
The Harakat Shabaab al-Mujahidin, commonly known as al-Shabaab, is a terrorist group conducting a violent insurgency campaign in Somalia. In 2008, the U.S. government designated al-Shabaab as a foreign terrorist organization, and in February 2012, the leaders of al-Shabaab and the terrorist group al-Qa’ida publicly announced the merger of the two groups.
According to court records, defendants Muna Osman Jama and Hinda Osman Dhirane were the leaders of an al-Shabaab fundraising conspiracy operating in the United States, Kenya, the Netherlands, Somalia and elsewhere. Jama and Dhirane allegedly directed a network composed primarily of women who provided monthly payments that were coordinated, facilitated and tracked by the defendants to their conduits in Kenya and Somalia. According to court records, Jama was principally responsible for sending money to Kenya through her conduit, defendant Fardowsa Jama Mohamed, while Dhirane was primarily responsible for sending money to Somalia through her conduit, defendant Barira Hassan Abdullahi.
According to court records, the defendants would refer to the money they sent overseas as “living expenses,” and they repeatedly used code words such as “orphans” and “brothers in the mountains” to refer to al-Shabaab fighters, and “camels” to refer to trucks needed by al-Shabaab. The money transfers often were broken down into small amounts as low as $50 or $100, and the funds were intended for use by al-Shabaab insurgents operating in Somalia.
This case was investigated by the FBI’s Washington, D.C. and Seattle Field Offices. The Justice Department’s Office of International Affairs also played an essential role in coordinating the arrests and searches with foreign authorities.
Assistant U.S. Attorney James P. Gillis and Trial Attorney Danya E. Atiyeh of the Counterterrorism Section of the Justice Department’s National Security Division are prosecuting the case in the Eastern District of Virginia. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Seattle also provided assistance.
Criminal indictments are only charges and not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed to be innocent until and unless proven guilty.
Algerian Plane Presumed to Have Crashed Over Mali
It seems it's a bad time for flying.
An Air Algerie flight with 116 people on board has dropped off radar, prompting a search for the missing plane, the airline's operator said Thursday.Not only do we have the crash in Ukraine, yesterday a plane crashed in Taiwan and also a US Teenager, Haris Suleman, died trying to circumnavigate the globe when his plane crashed into the ocean off American Samoa.
Flight 5017 lost radar contact 50 minutes after takeoff from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, early Thursday. It was supposed to arrive at Algiers' Houari Boumediene Airport about four hours later.
The plane, an MD-83, was carrying 110 passengers, two pilots and four crew members. The MD-83 is part of the McDonnell Douglas MD-80 family of twin-engine, single-aisle jets.
Update: The wreckage has been located. There was bad weather in the area and the pilots requested a change of course, but no word on exact cause of crash yet.
There are also unconfirmed reports that Fidel Castro's niece was aboard the plane.
Meriam Yahia Ibrahim IS Free!
A Sudanese woman who was spared a death sentence for renouncing Islam has flown to Italy after more than a month in the US embassy in Khartoum.Sudan's version of Islam? How about THE version of Islam?
Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag and her family were met in Rome by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, who said: "Today is a day of celebration."
There was global condemnation when she was sentenced to hang for apostasy.
Her father is Muslim so according to Sudan's version of Islamic law she is also Muslim and cannot convert.
Anyway thanks to the Italians and we hope to welcome her home soon.
July 23, 2014
Texas Judge: "Highly Unusual' For Illegals Not To Show At Deportation Hearings
Do you think a U.S. citizen would get that same benefit of doubt if they didn't show for a court hearing? Of course not.
From Dallas News:
The youths were among 20 from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala who were set to appear in federal immigration court Tuesday for initial deportation hearings. But they weren't there -- 18 of the children whose cases were set to be heard didn't show up Tuesday for court.
It was an absentee rate that federal Immigration Judge Michael Baird said was "highly unusual," so high that he reset the hearings for Aug. 11 rather than possibly issuing a deportation order.
Baird said he was concerned that the children may not have received proper notice of the hearings from the government.
These aren't little "children" as the media keeps suggesting. These are teenagers, many of whom belong to gangs.
Next time, instead of calling it a "deportation hearing," just tell the immigrants to pick up their green cards at the courthouse. Then arrest them when they show.
As a Professor of Political Science, I Give Sen. Walsh an Automatic "F" for the Course
If you are one of my students and you plagiarize, I give you an automatic F. That's not an F for the paper, it's an automatic F for the entire course.
Since the reason you plagiarized was that you didn't do the work, then you would have gotten an F for the paper in the first place. Therefore, the punishment for stealing someone else's intellectual property and passing it off as your own has to be more severe than the consequences of not writing the paper in the first place. So, an automatic F.
And the fact that this was when Democratic Senator John Walsh of Montana was in a Master's degree program? That's worse. Much, much worse. You expect more from a graduate student. Not from a Democrat in Congress, no, but from a graduate student, yes.
The War College ought to rescind his degree.
Paris Quiet on News Christians in Mosul, Iraq Expelled
I meant to get to this yesterday, but it's almost too depressing to read:
After being issued an ultimatum from ISIS in Mosul, some of the city’s last Christian families have fled, only to be robbed of their last possessions at ISIS checkpoints. Friday at noon was the deadline for Christian families to meet ISIS’s demands: Convert to Islam, pay an anachronistic Islamic tax for non-Muslims known as jizya, leave Mosul, or be killed. But the day before the final exodus, Christians were informed jizya was no longer an option. The order came to convert, leave, or die.Jesus wept.
Gathered along an unlit street on the edge of Hamdaniyah, a majority Christian town on the outskirts of Mosul, large, well-dressed families of refugees from Mosul shared their stories in their only remaining set of clothes, trying to make sense of what had happened. According to the Iraq-based Hammurabi Human Rights Organization, whose field office was receiving internal refugees in Hamdaniyah, 1,500 Christian families have fled Mosul in the last four days. They were the last of the last.
Those families leaving from the checkpoints on the eastern side of the city were harassed and robbed of their possessions but ultimately allowed to leave Mosul with only the clothes on their backs and possibly cab fare. All families who fled on the last morning reported having money, belongings, jewelry, and even documents stolen from them. Women had crucifixes torn from their necks.
Meanwhile in Nigeria, Islamists Bomb Muslims for Not Being the Right Kind of Muslims -- No Riots, Protests, Calls for Boycotts Ensue
One day, 2 bombs, 75 dead:
The first bomb detonated around noon, from a car parked in the city of Kaduna, two kilometers outside a gathering of Muslims celebrating Ramadan, said Mike Omeri, the coordinator of Nigeria's National Information Center. Twenty-five died, he said.The second bomb was apparently targeting a guy by the name of Mohammadu Buhari. So, even in Nigeria where the fighting is often described as "sectarian" between the Christian South and Muslim North, a lot of those being killed are Muslims by other Muslims.
State authorities were considering the possibility the explosion—triggered remotely—targeted a Muslim cleric, Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi, who has repeatedly condemned terrorism as un-Islamic.
"His convoy escaped the bomb blast by whiskers," said Marilyn Ogar, spokeswoman of Nigeria's Department of State Security.
Hours later, a second blast hit a teeming bus station in the nearby town of Kawu. Shopkeeper Mustafa Kaka estimated there were about 50 bodies.
When will the streets of Paris fill up with protesters condemning Boko Haram or demanding an immediate cease fire? Hell, even if they condemned Nigeria for responding to Boko Haram there would at least be some sort of logical parity for the Left. They could burn down Nigerian businesses.
As it is, riots only occur when one side is Jewish. And you don't see John Kerry hopping on an airplane trying to convince Nigeria to stop fighting the terrorist organization.
American Gives All for Only Democratic, Free State in Middle East
Some give lip service, others give all they have:
Nearly 30,000 mourners flocked to the funeral Wednesday for American Max Steinberg, who fell in love with Israel and died fighting for its military against Hamas militants this week.Rest in peace.
"There were crowds of men and women, religious and secular, ultra-Orthodox, young and old, all are here together for each other, simply amazing and moving," said Meytal Blumenthal, one of the mourners who didn't know Steinberg, 24, of Woodland Hills, Calif. "I came to give encouragement and left encouraged."
Steinberg, who was living in Beersheba, Israel, was one of two American-born "lone soldiers" killed in clashes with Hamas fighters Sunday. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) uses the designation for 6,000 soldiers whose parents do not live in Israel. The military says 1,100 "lone soldiers" are from the USA.
Steinberg grew up in the San Fernando Valley, and attended Pierce College and El Camino Real High School in Southern California. He first visited Israel in June 2012, his father, Stuart Steinberg, said.
When he returned home, Max Steinberg told his parents he planned to join the IDF. He moved to Israel less than six months later.
"He went back," Stuart Steinberg said. "He was completely dedicated and committed to serving the country of Israel. He was focused, he was clear in what the mission was, and he was dedicated to the work he needed to be doing."
Death to Jar Jar Binks.
They Call This Fat Guy Number 3
Of course Kim Jong-un will consider this post an act of war, but who really gives a f*ck what Kim Jong-un thinks?
Good Gun Control: One Dead One Critical Edition
A 19 year old resident in Pennsylvania had to use deadly force to defend himself, his girlfriend and his home when two armed men forced their way in and opened fire.Shotgun to the face huh? Must have blown most of his head clean off.The tenant pulled out a shotgun and fired three times, hitting both men, Toler said.One of the intruders was killed instantly inside of the apartment. The second intruder managed to make his way outside of the apartment, where he collapsed. He was transported to an area hospital where he is currently in critical condition
And Now A Moment With the Religion of Peace
They are saying there is "One Solution! Jihad! Jihad!" among other things.
Islam really is a one trick pony, Kill is their solution to everything.
Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament
And who says politics isn't entertaining.
A Mitigating Factor?
Is it just a coincidence that since Bowe Bergdahlhas been back in the US there has been a sudden rash of dead Haqqani Network, Uzbek and al-Qaeda operatives?
A U.S. drone strike is said to have killed at least a dozen militants in Pakistan’s volatile North Waziristan region, where the Pakistani military is engaged in a counter-terrorism offensive that could include targeting extremists involved in deadly cross-border raids in Afghanistan.I'd like to think so anyway.
Local intelligence officials say the pre-dawn attack took place in the Datta Khail area where a U.S. drone fired several missiles into a sprawling militant compound. Most of the dead were said to be fighters of the outlawed Pakistani Taliban and its Uzbek allies
hree of the six al Qaeda operatives were identified by Sanafi al Nasr, the head of al Qaeda's "Victory Committee." Nasr, a Saudi whose real name is Abdul Mohsin Abdullah Ibrahim Al Sharikh, is a top leader in al Qaeda. As the leader of the Victory Committee, Nasr is responsible for developing and implementing al Qaeda's strategy and policies. [See LWJ report, Head of al Qaeda 'Victory Committee' in Syria.]YOU WILL now forget I ever said this.
Nasr, who is a prolific online jihadist, tweeted on July 14 on the "Martyrdom of six of the dearest comrades of the path in Khorasan, among them my brother and loved one and apple of my eye Taj al Makki and my brother the kind and generous Abu Abdurahman al Kuwaiti yesterday in a bombardment of spies," according to a translation by Oren Adaki. The Khorasan is a geographic area that includes Afghanistan and Pakistan, where al Qaeda's senior leadership is based.
...The US has conducted two other strikes in the Datta Khel area since July 10. In the early morning of July 19, US drones launched eight missiles at a compound in the same village, killing at least 11 jihadists, including two commanders in the Punjabi Taliban. And on July 16, the US reportedly killed 18 jihadists, including 12 "of Central Asian origin," in a strike in the village of Saidgai.
July 22, 2014
Storm Saxon's Kittehs
I promised. Here are SSGB's kittehs. Below the fold. Cuz you may die of teh cute.Read More "Storm Saxon's Kittehs"
Inability of Jihadis to Hit Most of What They Are Aiming At Finally Making Sense: Blind Jihadi Claims Handicap No Excuse for Not Picking up AK47, Firing in General Direction of Infidels
Friends of blind jihadi Taymullah al-Somali play epic prank, urging him to fire at the "Infidel Shia 12th Imam, flying on a carpet over us right now!"
Some things are funny. Other things are funny funny. This is the latter:
A blind jihadist pictured fighting alongside ISIS militants in Syria has reportedly urged others to join the Islamist militants, saying having a disability is no excuse.Thanks to @BellumLetale
Taymullah al-Somali, a Dutch national who is believed to have travelled to the Middle East earlier this year, has been photographed numerous times alongside ISIS militants and is believed to be based in the capital of the self-declared caliphate, Raqqa....
Another post urging more jihadists to join ISIS added: 'My beloved brothers, if there is anyone with a valid excuse to reframe [sic] from jihad, it's me. I am blind!'