Archive for February, 2010

“Bogged down” or taking our time and doing it right?

It’s all in your perspective,  I guess.  I think Argghhh! has it right —

The piece from the Times Online opens with:  “US Marines and Afghan troops were bogged down by sniper fire and home-made bombs on the third day of their biggest offensive since the overthrow of the Taleban in 2001.”

I submit it would be just as accurate to say: “US Marines and Afghan troops moved methodically through sniper fire and home-made bombs on the third day of their biggest offensive since the overthrow of the Taleban in 2001.”   Sets a whole different tone, doesn’t it?

Check out the rest of the article here.

Media bias at it’s finest.  Hmmm….. Wonder whose side the Times is on?  Sounds to me like they are rooting for the enemy when they praise their “skill.”  Disgusting.

Hat tip to Rusty “Asadullah Alshishani” @ The Jawa Report.

One down, eight to go…

Last night:


Apparently part 5 is down.  You would think that the whole channel would be down.  But I guess that assumes that YouTube is on our side against the Taliban.  Apparently that’s the kind of assumption that makes an ass out of one….

Taliban-YouTube Connection part 2

Part 1 is here.


I went back and flagged again today – each of the 7 Taliban YouTube videos that were linked on the terrorist website.

I added a new message to YouTube as follows…

Hat tip to Sith Master Rusty @ The Jawa Report for wording on these flags!  So let’s see — 9 videos x $250K each — that’s  $2.25 MILLION dollars.  For that kind of dough you would think that even Google/YouTube would take notice.  *crickets*

YouTube: Taliban Video Host of Choice

So today, by all accounts, the Taliban are having a rough day.  Not only are our Marines knocking on their door, but the Taliban website is down, as is  Almost make me feel sorry for them.  Ha!

It looks like the rest of the world is getting pretty serious about taking down the Taliban and cutting off their internet web hosting, but not good old YouTube.  Why, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban) even have their own channel. Isn’t that sweet of YouTube to host the videos for the Taliban, so that they can share them on their terrorist websites?

The Taliban channel has 9 videos uploaded.   Here, 7 of them are linked from the terrorist website:

Here’s the first one at YouTube:

I decided that tonight I would flag the 7 videos that are linked at the terrorist website, and give YouTube the link to show them how they are aiding and abetting the enemy.

I flagged each of the seven videos with the same information.  As always, the ball is in YouTube’s court.  Let’s see how they play it.

Another one bites the dust is down.  They were up 3 hours ago – don’t know yet if it’s for real, but I’m watching.  As the Jawas said, the Taliban is having a very bad day!  We’re doing our best to see that tomorrow is no better and keeping our Marines in our prayers tonight as well.

Former Gitmo detainee urges jihad against the U.S.

How does that saying go?  “Fool me once, shame on you.  Fool me twice, shame on me.”

Said al-Shihri, who is the deputy leader of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, is calling for jihadists to “attack them [U.S. interests] and eliminate as many enemies as you can” according to a post at IslamicAwakening.  According to published reports, al-Shihri was at Gitmo from December 2001 until his release in November 2007 when he was sent to Saudi Arabia for retraining…er…uh….rehab…er…uh…repatriation…um….what exactly did they teach him?  When he was arrested he had been carrying $1900 that he said was for the Red Crescent, but in reality he was using it fund travels for other Al Qaeda members.  After his detention at Gitmo and supposed rehabilitation by the Saudis, he made his way to Yemen and became a deputy leader of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

According to BBC reporter Peter Taylor, this particular group of detainees supposedly rehabilitated by the Saudis was problem group.  He named them “Batch 10” and has written about their activities.

Of the 120 Saudi returnees, 111 of them have gone through the Care programme – the other nine returned to the Kingdom before the scheme was set up.

The government claims a 90% success rate and says that only 10 of the former Guantanamo detainees absconded, crossing the border into Yemen.

But Batch 10 certainly does not fit this picture.

When the Saudi 747 jet carrying them landed in Riyadh, its passengers were greeted by the authorities not as heroes but as “victims” who had been brainwashed and misled by a deviant ideology.

All went through the Care programme, but five later escaped to Yemen.

There two of them, al-Shihri and al-Awfi, helped set up AQAP and then took part in the organisation’s launch video.

The video was released on 22 January 2009, the day after Mr Obama announced that Guantanamo was to be closed down by 22 January 2010 – a deadline which will not be met.

So many questions….  If 120 men went through the program and only 10 returned to AQ activities, can it be rightly called a success?  How many of the other 110 men were really rehabilitated?  How many carry on AQ activities undetected or unreported?  Why, when the Saudis were fairly certain that members of Batch 10 were not being rehabilitated, did they follow through with the release?  Shouldn’t there be a safety valve whereby those suspected of resisting the rehabilitation can be returned to incarceration?  Must they be set free to allow them to return to their terrorist activities?

I wish I had answers to at least one or two of those questions.  I can’t help but wonder which one of the former Gitmo detainees will be the next underwear bomber.  We’re much to busy worrying about trying not to offend the muslims to pay attention to what’s going on.  Hopefully they won’t get a chance to fool us twice, but I’m not holding my breath.

Good muslims don’t do facebook!

So says Sunni cleric Sheikh Abdel Hamid Al-Atrash.  (Hat tip to Rusty “Asadullah Alshishani” at the Jawa Report.)  One would assume that all the good non-violent peaceful muslims on facebook would be closing their accounts and facebook groups in droves, wouldn’t one?  Well…uh…no.   A couple of the groups have been notified of the fatwa.  We’ll keep an eye on the responses.

Oh good grief!!

“What a marooooooon!”

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