Patriot Act Compromise Clears Way for Senate Vote

Apparently enough liberals have come to their senses to comprehend that America is fighting a war. There are enough votes to overcome the liberal anti-war manuever – the filibuster.
To woo liberals into the compromise certain dilutions to the Patriot Act have been added. Fortunately the dilutions do not remove the Patriot Act’s teeth, it still is a formidable weapon against domestic terrorism.
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, February 10, 2006; Page A01

Efforts to extend the USA Patriot Act cleared a major hurdle yesterday when the White House and key senators agreed to revisions that are virtually certain to secure Senate passage and likely to win House approval, congressional leaders said.

The law — passed in the wake of the 2001 terrorist attacks and scheduled to lapse in key areas last year — makes it easier for federal agents to secretly tap phones, obtain library and bank records, and search the homes of suspected terrorists. Several Democrats said the compromise announced yesterday lacks important civil liberties safeguards, and even the Republican negotiators said they had to yield to the administration on several points.


But with virtually all 55 GOP senators now on board, and Democrats joining them, the plan appears to have enough support to overcome the Senate filibuster that has thwarted a four-year renewal of the statute for months. Senators said they think the White House will be able to coax the Republican-controlled House to agree as well, even though House leaders have complained that senators’ demands had weakened the measure.

"It was a bipartisan group of us that really believed we could do better . . . to protect civil liberties even as we gave law enforcement important tools to conduct terrorism investigations," Sen. John E. Sununu (R-N.H.) told reporters. He said that he and his fellow negotiators had to make more concessions to the administration than they wanted to, but that Congress will monitor the law’s application over the coming years and perhaps revise it.

Sen. Richard J. Durbin (Ill.), one of several Democrats who agreed to back the compromise yesterday, said "it falls far short" of the bill that was passed by the Senate last year but rejected by the House. "But if you measure it against the original Patriot Act . . . we’ve made progress" toward "protecting basic civil liberties at a time when we are dealing with the war on terrorism," Durbin said.

Senate Minority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) called the compromise "a step in the right direction."

The proposal would restrict federal agents’ access to library records, one of the Patriot Act’s most contentious provisions. A form of secret subpoena known as a National Security Letter could no longer be used to obtain records from libraries that function "in their traditional capacity, including providing basic Internet access," Sununu and others said in a statement. But libraries that are "Internet service providers" would remain subject to the letters, Durbin said.

The Senate proposal would no longer require National Security Letter recipients to tell the FBI the identity of their lawyers.

The compromise bill also addresses "Section 215 subpoenas," which are granted by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court. Recipients of such subpoenas originally were forbidden to tell anyone about the action. The proposed Senate measure would allow them to challenge the "gag order" after one year, rather than the 90-day wait in earlier legislation.

Sununu said the administration insisted on the longer waiting period. "You now have a process to challenge the gag order," he said, defending the concession. "That didn’t exist before."

Sununu said he and his allies were disappointed that the compromise does not require agents to "show a connection to a suspected terrorist or spy" before obtaining a Section 215 subpoena. Instead, a FISA judge would have to agree that there are reasonable grounds to believe the items being sought are relevant to an investigation into terrorism.

Several liberals condemned the bill. "I am gravely disappointed in this so-called deal," said Sen. Russell Feingold (D-Wis.). "The White House agreed to only a few minor changes" that "do not address the major problems," he said, adding: "We’ve come too far and fought too hard to agree to reauthorize the Patriot Act without fixing those problems."

But Justice Department spokesman Brian Roehrkasse said the Senate compromise "maintains the tools necessary to fight terrorism while further strengthening safeguards to protect civil liberties."

"We are hopeful that the Congress will now move forward to renew the Patriot Act," he said.

In a related area yesterday, several Democrats said the administration must do more to explain and justify the domestic surveillance program conducted by the National Security Agency.

"If they came with the idea that this is going to stop an investigation on the part of the Senate intelligence committee, they were wrong," committee Vice Chairman John D. Rockefeller IV (D-W.Va.) told reporters after a closed briefing by two top administration officials. "There were certain kinds of questions which could easily have been answered but weren’t. . . . Where we really wanted hard information that was important to us, that gave us the size and the scope and the reach and the depth" of the program," he said, "they were not forthcoming."

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said after the briefing: "For the life of me, I don’t understand why the administration won’t say, ‘Sure, you have a right to look at this. We’d like to explain it.’ "

Staff writer Dan Eggen contributed to this report.



Iran is becoming the Nazis of the 21st Century. The Imams in that state have enslaved their people to a form of Islamofascist Shi’iteism. Iran’s President Ahmadinejad is actually using his political forum to soap box the set up of world anarchy to hasten the coming of the Mahdi – a Mohammedan messiah representing the hidden Imam of the past.



The American Daily


Iran will build a bomb. It will hold the planet hostage.

Iran will ascribe its present 50-year-old President as World Emperor.

If the world does not bow down to him, he will blow up the planet. If the world does bow down to him, he will take the world population as slaves to Allah or kill those who rebel.

This is the first time that a nuclear power holds to a cultic belief in a returning Messiah. In other words, this is a first for coupling religious fanaticism with nuclear destruction.

Under Communism, the religion was atheism. There was no god. Therefore, there was nothing but this life, then death. Consequently, there was no messianic fanaticism driving the Communist leaders. They simply killed to kill and conquer.

But under Iranian nuclear power, Iran will create the globe’s empire for Allah. All Africa will be a part of the Iranian despotism. Europe, presently dealing with angst because of cartoon protests, will get its fill of it when Iranian zealot President takes Euro-Asia unto his bosom.

North America will be threatened to drop the first bomb or retaliate against Iran’s first drop with US drops following. In any case, it won’t be pretty.

You see, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad believes that Mahdi, Muhammad ibn Hasan, will come back to this globe. He is the spiritual descendant of Prophet Mohammed, having disappeared as the 12th Imam. That was in the 9th century when the Messiah was only 5 years old.

The Islamic Messiah is waiting in the wings for chaos to envelop the globe. Then he will pierce the skies to reign upon Earth.

The Iranian President is not the only one who holds to this cultic creed. This is the belief of the chief sect, "the Twelvers," within Iran’s Muslim population.

Nothing propels mortals more than religious zeal. Cultic zeal even more so. Therefore, it is a given that Iran will bargain for top rung on the world’s power ladder for Allah’s sake. Nothing that the UN or Western voices say will deter Iran from its prime goal: Muslim World Empire over which the coming Islamic Messiah will rule in universal peace.

Christians who study biblical prophecy believe that Christ will return again. Between Christ’s first and Second Coming is the Church Age. Christ’s return will also be preceded with His prophesies fulfilled as recorded in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21 as well as the symbolic Book of Revelation and certain Old Testament sections such as Ezekiel 36 – 39.

Christians hold that prior to Christ’s return as King of Kings and Lord of Lords there will be planetary disarray with wars and rumors of wars, pestilence, increase of sin, discord within families, false messiahs, famine, fear, martyrdom, and the preaching of the gospel worldwide. All these prophesies are taking place daily.

Further, there will appear an Antichrist and False Prophet. They will be demon possessed, holding the planet in their hellish charisma.

All sorts of calamities will strike the planet: a third of the Earth burnt up, waters turned to blood (polluted), diseases spreading, boils appearing on the skin of the spiritually rebellious, and the growth of the apostate church. That apostate church will be made up of what is presently forming, that is, the spiritually rebellious appearing as spiritually legitimate. The Episcopal Church, Unitarian Society and United Church of Christ (Congregational), for instance, are examples of same by their recognizing practicing homosexuality as divinely blessed.

The apostate church is symbolized in the Book of Revelation as the harlot—Babylon. That is, it is the prostituting of the true divine revelation appearing in the Holy Bible.

The "harlot faith" will be the global false religion ruled by the False Prophet. The devil, "that old dragon," will hold sway while the genuine believers will be persecuted, many martyred. It is interesting to note that in the Book of Revelation, "beheaded" is the term used regarding the martyred Christians. Beheading is the prime means of Muslims killing infidels.

How compelling then to witness now the demonic rise of a messianic hope within a Muslim sect while biblical Christians hold to a Christ return. These two parallels are striking—the one from hell and the other from heaven.

It is the gospel that Christians use to bring persons to the living hope in Savior Christ. It is the bomb that Muslims use to hold the planet hostage in despair and fear.

Unless the free nations explode the Iranian agenda now, it will proceed to Muslim World Empire with the present Iranian President serving as emperor. That is his dream.

Presently his power hold is the nuclear bomb.

Yet, as Christians believe: "The battle is the Lord’s."



Copyright © 2006 by J. Grant Swank, Jr.

Interesting Times

Hat tip to Know Thyself Blog .
I just read a very erudite opinion on the Mohammedan cartoon issue over at The Belmont Club blog entitled "Interesting Times."

The essence of the post is that there is a lack of mutual understanding between Mohammedans and Western culture. An underlying point is that we do not consider ourselves at war with Mohammedanism because of our striving for multicultural tolerance; however the Mohammedans view themselves at war with the West as "their religion" versus our way of life. As long as we do not grasp an understanding in what we as Westerners represent, the Mohammedan will continually view the West as something that is able to be overcome. Hence, the Mohammedan will possess a rabid obsession to battle until they have done that which they view as inevitable – crush the corrupt.

When the West grasps the Mohammedan understanding of this conflict they will arise to actively confront the aggressors; i.e. if it is not too late to wake up from a Western deep sleep.

Go to the link in this comment and read The Belmont Club post. It is lengthy including the huge amount of comments in response to the post, but it well worth the read.

Iran Ready to Step in if EU, US Withdraw Funds from Palestinian Authority

The origin of this article is an International Christian Embassy Jerusalem Email List. This yet another moment of saber rattling by Iran. Apparently Mohammedan hatred for Israel and America is crossing the divide for the dislike between Sunni and Shi’ite in the Middle East. Below Sunni Saudi Arabia is picking a tab for the terrorists of Palestine and Shi’ite Iran is offering to do so.


Shin Bet: Iran Ready to Step in if EU, US Withdraw Funds

Hamas Logo ( Islamic movements throughout the Middle East are lifting up their heads after Hamas’s election victory with Jordan’s Muslim Brotherhood demanding "true democracy" and threatening a popular uprising if the government continues to ignore "the will of the people," Jonathan Halevi writes on Israel’s popular NewsFirstClass web portal. 

Speaking to the Israeli Cabinet on Sunday Shin Bet security chief Yuval Diskin warned ministers that Iran was considering giving financial aid to the Palestinians if Europe and the US withdraw funds.

Saudi Arabia, meanwhile, has offered the cash-strapped Palestinian administration $100 million to bridge the shortfall in the January salary budget, giving donors in both western and Arab donors a little more time to consider how they propose to adjust to the emergence of a Hamas-run Palestinian regime.

The Saudi statement came after the White House announced on Friday that it is reviewing all aid packages to the Palestinians.

"To be clear, we do not provide money to terrorist organizations," US government spokesperson Sean McCormack told the press.

Islam Means Deception

George Weinert made this comment at my other blog: SlantRight.
George does not pull any punches on his opinion about Mohammedanism. He even uses their own pseudo-scriptures against them to demonstrate the intrinsic evil that Mohammedanism. Anyway I will let George speak for himself:
Islam Means Deception
By George M Weinert V
Monday, January 23, 2006 Chicago, IL

Mohammed the Pedophile Prophet is notorious for his statement that "War is Deception". Mo was a brilliant criminal mastermind who understood the miscreant psychology of the Bedouin raiders he relied on quite well and knew that many Arabs are naturally dishonest. The murderous band of raiders that Mo relied on to murder and conquer in the name of his new Ideology of Terror responded well to an invitation to lie in the name of power, sex and money since, like many Arabs, they were born liars and career criminals.

We shall ignore the pusillanimity and political correctness of the liberal mainstream media in America and proceed to delve ever deeper into the criminal genius of the Mass Murderer, Pervert and Demon who is known as Mohammed – the Holy Prophet of Islam:

Bukhari:V7B67N427 "The Prophet said, ‘If I take an oath and later find something else better than that, then I do what is better and expiate my oath.’"


Koran 9:3 "Allah and His Messenger dissolve obligations."

Mo can abrogate any promise or oath (and did) when shows a profit.

Koran 66:1 "Allah has already sanctioned for you the dissolution of your vows."

Allah the Talking Rock God has already sanctioned Muslim lies.

Bukhari:V4B52N268 "Allah’s Apostle said, ‘War is deceit.’"


Koran 4:142 "Surely the hypocrites strive to deceive Allah. He shall retaliate by deceiving them."

Allah, a "God" will strike back by deceiving men – got that? A ‘GOD’ WHO LIES – WHO IS THE FATHER OF ALL LIES?

Bukhari:V7B71N661 "Magic was worked on Allah’s Apostle and he was bewitched so that he began to imagine doing things which in fact, he had not done."

Mo imagined a lot of things – and magic in fact plays an important role in Islam today as it did during the 7th century. Though Muslims assert that Islam is "Monotheistic" it incorporates many elements of paganism, including worship of demons and the use of magic spells (this known in Dar al Islam as ‘modern medicine’)

Bukhari:V6B60N8 "Umar said, ‘Our best Koran reciter is Ubai. And in spite of this, we leave out some of his statements because Allah’s Apostle himself said, "Whatever verse or revelation We abrogate or cause to be forgotten We bring a better one."

The Islamic doctrine of Abrogation in the Koran ABROGATES ISLAM ITSELF! Even if the litterateur/theologian accepts the oxymoronic notion that GOD ALWAYS CHANGES HIS MIND – WHICH OPINION IS THEN CORRECT? I.E. When one verse FORBIDS MURDER but another CONDONES AND IN FACT PRAISES IT – WHICH VERSE IS CORRECT? Islamic "Scholars" 1 never can supply a satisfactory answer to this endless enigma.

Koran 33:11 "In that situation the Believers were sorely tried and shaken as by a tremendous shaking. And behold! The Hypocrites and those in whose hearts is a disease said: ‘Allah and His Messenger promised us nothing but delusion; they have promised only to deceive us."

Allah is a lovely Talking Rock God – is he not? Note once again that Allah has promised to lie – this is a ‘God"?

Koran 33:14 "Say: Flight will not avail you if you flee from death, killing, or slaughter. In that case you will not be allowed to enjoy yourselves but a little while. Say, ‘Who will screen you, saving you from Allah if he intends to harm and injure you?’"


Koran 33:21 "You have in (Muhammad) the Messenger of Allah a beautiful pattern of conduct for any one to follow."


Koran 74:31 "We have appointed nineteen angels to be the wardens of the Hell Fire. We made a stumbling-block for those who disbelieve and We have fixed their number as a trial for unbelievers in order that the people of the Book may arrive with certainty, and that no doubts may be left for the people of the Book, those in whose hearts is a disease. And for those to whom the Scripture Book has been given, and the believers, there should be no doubt. The unbelievers may say, ‘What does the Lord intend by this?’ The Lord will lead astray whomever He pleases, and He will guide whomever He pleases: and none can know the armies of your Lord except He, and this is no other than a warning to mankind."

The Angels of Islam GUARD THE FIRES OF HELL – some ANGELS – note that Allah the Talking Rock God will ‘will lead astray whomever He pleases’ – huh? GOD WILL LEAD YOU ASTRAY? ONLY SATAN LEADS YOU ASTRAY!

Koran 74:52 "Each one of them wants to be given scrolls of revelation spread out! No! By no means! Nay, this is an admonishment. Let them keep it in remembrance! But they will not heed unless the Lord wants them to. He is the fountain of fear."

TERROR IS THE FOUNDATION OF ISLAM – this is critical to understanding Islam. While God/Jehovah/Yaweh is pure Love – ALLAH IS TOTAL FEAR – TERROR!

Bukhari:V2B24N555 "I heard the Prophet say, ‘Allah hates for you for asking too many questions.’"

Allah the Talking Rock God HATES PEOPLE – rather odd for a "God" who is ‘Kind. Merciful and Benevolent" no? Allah hates no one since Allah is nothing but a large rock – THE PEDOPHILE PROPHET MOHAMMED HATES THE WORLD! (we shall ignore the poor grammar that typifies the Koran for now)

Koran 92:8 "We will make smooth for him the path to misery."

GEE THANKS DUDE! You’re gonna make my misery smooth – HOW CONSIDERATE OF YOU that’s just what I always wanted!

Ishaq:519 "Hajjaj said to the Apostle, ‘I have money scattered among the Meccan merchants, so give me permission to go and get it.’ Having got Muhammad’s permission, he said, ‘I must tell lies.’ The Apostle said, ‘Tell them.‘"

WAR IS DECEPTION – Jewish and Christian children are taught "Thou Shall not Lie" – Muslims are TAUGHT TO LIE TO GET MONEY! (what do we call this folks?)

Koran 47:24 "Do they not understand the Koran? Nay, on the hearts there are locks preventing them from understanding."


Ishaq:548 "By Allah, the black mass has spread. Abu Bakr said, ‘There is not much honesty among people nowadays.’"

The "Black Mass"is a.) the Nation of Islam or b.) devil worship

Koran 5:41 "Whomever Allah wants to deceive you cannot help. Allah does not want them to know the truth because he intends to disgrace them and then torture them."

Allah the Talking Rock God intends to disgrace them and then torture them! This is NO GOD – THIS IS SATAN!

Koran 5:101 "Believers! Do not ask questions about things which if made plain and declared to you, may vex you, causing you trouble." Koran 5:102 "Some people before you did ask such questions, and on that account they lost their faith and became disbelievers."

If you dare question Islam you will be beaten or killed – YOU MUST BLINDLY SUBMIT!

Ishaq:567 "Muhammad informed Umar [the second Caliph], and he called the Prophet a liar."


Bukhari:V6B60N662 "Allah’s Apostle said, ‘Some eloquent speech is as effective as magic.’"

MAGIC! Yes, Muslims believe in magic and many have CRYSTAL BALLS!

Tabari VI:110 "When Muhammad brought a revelation from Allah canceling what Satan had cast on the tongue of His Prophet, the Quraysh said, ‘Muhammad has repented of [reneged on] what he said concerning the position of our gods with Allah. He has altered [the bargain] and brought something else.’ Those two phrases which Satan had cast on Muhammad’s tongue of were in the mouth of every polytheist. The Messenger said, ‘I have fabricated things against Allah and have imputed to Him words which He has not spoken.’"

This is a bit complicated but put simply – Muslims contend that some of the verses in the Koran were authored by Satan – cast in the words of Mohammed – these are known as the "Satanic verses" (you may be familiar with this via Simon Rushdtie and the Ayatollah Khomeini’s Death Sentence for his book "The Satanic Verses") 2 – WHY WOULD MUSLIMS CONTINUE TO USE A "HOLY" BOOK THAT THEY THEMSELVES ADMIT IS AT LEAST PARTIALLY THE WORK OF THE DEVIL? (this Is another question that Islamic scholars can never seem to answer in a cogent fashion)

Koran 40:32 "O my People! I fear a Day when there will be mutual wailing. No one shall defend you against Allah. Any whom Allah causes to err, there is no guide. That is how Allah leads the skeptic astray."


Koran 2:9 "They deceive Allah and those who believe, but they only deceive themselves, and realize (it) not! In their hearts is a disease; and Allah has increased their disease. Grievous is the painful doom they (incur) because they (lie)."


Koran 8:30 "Remember how the unbelievers plotted against you (Muhammad). They plotted, and Allah too had arranged a plot; but Allah is the best schemer." Ishaq:323 "I am the best of plotters. I deceived them with My guile so that I delivered you from them."

Allah the Talking Rock God schemes and deceives – ALLAH IS THE MANIFESTATION OF SATAN – but there is no "Allah" at all – this trash is merely the evil hallucinations of the murderous Pedophile Prophet Mohammed ad nauseum.

Koran 8:71 "If they try to deceive you, remember they have deceived Allah before."

THERE YOU GO AGAIN DUMBARSE! How can a "God" be deceived – especially is he is "All Knowing and All Powerful"? Another one they never answer.

Ishaq:365/Tabari VII:94 "Muhammad bin Maslamah said, ‘O Messenger, we shall have to tell lies.’ ‘Say what you like,’ Muhammad replied. ‘You are absolved, free to say whatever you must.’"

MUSLIMS ARE INSTRUCTED BY THEIR ‘PROPHET" TO LIE! They listened well and far too many are still listening.

Bukhari:V5B59N369 "Allah’s Apostle said, ‘Who is willing to kill Ka’b bin Ashraf who has hurt Allah and His Apostle?’ Thereupon Muhammad bin Maslamah got up saying, ‘O Allah’s Apostle! Would you like me to kill him?’ The Prophet said, ‘Yes,’ Maslamah said, ‘Then allow me to say false things in order to deceive him.’ The Prophet said, ‘You may say such things.’"

Ok – the "Holy Prophet" of Islam says "IT IS OK TO LIE SO YOU CAN KILL!" – they call this A RELIGION?

Koran 61:5 "Moses said: ‘O my people, why do you annoy and insult me, when you well know I am Allah’s Messenger?’ Then when they turned away, Allah caused them to be deceived."

THERE IS NO RECORD OF MOSES EVERY SAYING ANYTHING LIKE THIS in OVER 2,500 years of Hebrew Scriptures. Muslims contend that these scriptuers have been ‘altered’ and the original verses changed – that means that thousands of scrolls, parchments, and books dating back to as early as 120 A.D. have all been changed in hundreds of locations throughout the Jewish and Christian world. And if you believe that, I’ve got some nice swampland in Florida for sale…………..

Bukhari:V4B52N233 "Allah’s Apostle forbade the people to travel to a hostile country carrying copies of the Koran. [He said:] Unbelievers will never understand our signs and revelations."


Ishaq:248 "Allah increases their sickness. A tormented doom awaits the Jews. Allah said, ‘They are mischief makers. They are fools. The Jews deny the truth and contradict what the Apostle has brought. I will mock them and let them continue to wander blindly.’"

Mohammed envied the money and power of the Jews and his hatred for them is unequaled in the history of the world. Sadly, most Muslims are taught this evil hatred from birth and want nothing more than to KILL THE JEWS!

Bukhari:V4B52N147 "Allah’s Apostle said, ‘A man may seem as if he were practicing the deeds of Paradise while in fact he is from the people of Hell.’"


Koran 13:27 "Say, ‘God leads whosoever He wills astray.’"

OK! THIS IS ABSURD! A "God" who is ‘All knowing, All Powerful, Merciful and Benevolent" LEADS PEOPLE ASTRAY – Allah is NO GOD – ALLAH IS SATAN – THE FATHER OF LIES! (but remember that ALLAH IS A ROCK – this gibberish is the psychotic rambling the mass murderer and master thief Mohammed)

Koran 3:24 "They have been deceived by the lies they have themselves fabricated; their religion has deceived them."

Mo was obsessed with Deception – does this tell you something?

Ishaq:397 "Then Allah said, ‘It is not for any prophet to deceive."


Ishaq:442 "By Muhammad’s order we beguiled them."

Beguiling is sophisticated deception, right?

Tabari VIII:23 "The Messenger and his Companions continued in the fear and distress that Allah has described in the Koran. Then Nu’aym came to the Prophet. ‘I ‘ve become a Muslim, but my tribe does not know of my Islam; so command me whatever you will.’ Muhammad said, ‘Make them abandon each other if you can so that they will leave us; for war is deception.’"


There you have it class – STRAIGHT FROM THE CAMEL’S MOUTH!

If you are ready to dismiss the disingenuous sophistry of the narrow "etymological" arguments propounded by the Muslim apologists and their Islamic partners in crime the conclusion is merely the ineluctable result of rational thinking – The moral of today’s lesson –


Let us Pray:

St. Michael, the Archangel, Defend us in battle. Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray. And do Thou, O heavenly host, through the Power of God, THRUST INTO HELL SATAN, and all the EVIL SPIRITS THAT PROWL ABOUT THE WORLD SEEKING THE RUIN OF SOULS AMEN.

Fear not, for I am with you. I have called you by name, you are Mine. When you pass through the waters, I shall be with you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flames scorch you. For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior." Isaiah 43:1b-3a

Remember MOHAMMED The obliterator."! (nickname given by Tabari)

"I say to our enemies: We are coming. God may have mercy on you, but we won’t."



Praise the Lord and God Bless America,
George M Weinert V

The Road to Tehran… Assad’s fall will have a domino effect.

The Shi’ite axis of Islamofascism is coalescing into a deluded unit of violence. We are talking Iran, Syria, Hezbollah and any various shi’ite terrorists under the financial aegis of Mahdi crazed Iran. Statistically this group has to know on paper there is nothing but death and destruction to be gained. So what is the end game the Islamofascists are attempting to visualize?

For Iran it is backword spirituality fomented by the delusions that if world conflageration is intiated, then the hidden 12th Imam – the Mahdi – will come to deliver Mohammedanism. This Imam is the last bloodline descendant of none other than the Grand Pubah himself – Mohammed. Shi’ites believe he is the Messiah like figure that will unite Mohammedanism (and the Sunnis whether they like or not) to bring world peace so-to-speak. I say "so-to-speak" because this envisioned Mohammedan world state of peace is actually a totalitarian fascist death cult that will command absolute allegiance or off with your heads. This is not exactly a peaceful situation ladened with rights and liberty for non-Mohammedans. It is a Mohammedan uberman dream that belittles the rest of humanity.
I have gleened this from my other blogs: Slantright and related material at

Enough of my personal opinion, read Michael Ledeen:
Michael Ledeen

The Syrian-Iranian terror alliance goes back a long time, at least to the mid-1980s, when Hezbollah was created to wage terror war against American and French forces in Lebanon. There was a neat division of labor: Syria controlled the territory, and Iran ran the organization. Hezbollah’s murderous successes are legendary, from the suicide bombings against the French and American Marine barracks to a similar operation against the American embassy, all in Beirut, to massive bombings of Jewish targets in Argentina. That alliance remains intact, and provides the base of the terror war in Iraq today.

So it should not have surprised anyone that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad flew to Damascus last Thursday to meet with Bashar Assad, nor was it surprising that among his entourage were key Iranian officials in charge of Hezbollah, probably including the operational leader, Imad Mughniyah. And in case our Middle East analysts were in doubt about the mission of the Iran-Syria partnership, a suicide bomber struck in Tel Aviv at about the same time Ahmadinejad and Assad were meeting.

A Weakening Grip
Ammar Abdulhamid, a Syrian blogger presently in the United States, summed up the intent of the two leaders as follows:

And so it happened just like we knew it would. Iranian President Ahmadinejad has just announced the formation of new alliance including Syria, Iran, rejectionist Palestinian groups, and Shia factions in Lebanon (in other words: Hezbollah).

The die seems to have finally been cast. The Shia Crescent has just been formalized and reconfigured into a living and breathing entity, with its own network of supports from among the secular nationalist movements and extremist Sunni groups, which simply have no other means of support at this stage.

The Iranians are concerned at signs of cracks in the edifice of the Assad regime, and are at pains to remind the Syrians that the destinies of the two tyrannical regimes are closely linked, and they must continue to make a common front against the destabilizing revolutionary forces unleashed on the region by the United States. Assad is now famously under pressure from unexpectedly honest U.N. investigations into the assassination of Rafik Hariri in Lebanon, and that pressure has intensified after the defection of former Vice President Abdel-Halim Khaddam, now openly calling for regime change in Damascus. Things are also a bit dicey for Assad in Lebanon, where there have been many calls for disarming Hezbollah.

Assad had been hinting that he would be willing to cooperate with investigators, provided he and his family were given immunity, but the Bush administration has rejected any such deals, as Vice President Dick Cheney emphasized on his recent sortie to Saudi Arabia and Egypt, both of whom had given signs of willingness to compromise. But following the Cheney trip, both governments took a tough line, and even Amr Moussa, the head of the Arab League and a man who has given new meaning to the concept of appeasement of tyrants, said there would be no leniency with the murderers of Hariri. To add an exclamation point to this welcome show of American seriousness, the Treasury froze the bank accounts of the head of Syrian military intelligence, Bashar’s brother-in-law, Assef Shawkat.

In short, the Assad family’s grip on Syria is weakening, and this is welcome news indeed, both for the long-suffering Syrian people and for us. The Iranians are obviously desperate to keep Assad in power, and Hezbollah armed to the teeth. Should things go the other way, Iran would lose its principal ally in the war against us in Iraq. As is their wont, the Iranians have been paying others to do much of their dirtiest work, and they have awarded Assad tens of millions of dollars’ worth of oil, as well as cash subsidies, to cover the costs of recruiting, training and transporting young jihadis, who move from Syria into the Iraqi battle space (and, according to Jane’s, a serious publication, the Iranians have also sent some of their WMDs to Assad for safekeeping). That deadly flow has been considerably reduced in recent months, thanks to an extended campaign waged by U.S. and Iraqi forces in Anbar Province, and further along the Iraq/Syria border. The Syrians have accordingly sent radical Islamists into Lebanon, perhaps to link up with Hezbollah in a new jihad against Israel.

Should the jihadist traffic into Iraq and Lebanon cease, we and the Iraqis would be free to concentrate our attention on the Iranian border, especially in the oil-rich south, where Revolutionary Guards forces are very active, both to contain the anti-regime rage of the Ahwaz Arabs on the Iranian side of the border, and to infiltrate the Iraqi side, both in support of Zarqawi’s terror network, and to agitate for an Islamic republic in the Shiite region around Basra. The Iranians have been hyperactive in that area ever since the fall of Saddam, and it would be a very good thing to start to turn the tables on them. For, just as many Iraqi oil fields, and millions of Iraqi Shiites, are vulnerable to Iranian maneuver, the reverse is also true: the bulk of the Iranian oil fields, and millions of Iranians, are vulnerable. And the strategic balance is definitely in our favor.

The population of the Iranian oil region is largely Arab, and they have been brutally oppressed and ethnically cleansed by the mullahs. Tehran has gobbled up thousands of square kilometers of land on the pretext of building industrial parks or expanding military facilities, and the locals have been protesting on and off for many months. As I wrote last week, the regime is so nervous about disorder in the spinal cord of the Iranian economy that they sent Lebanese Hezbollahis and members of the Badr Corps (Shiites of Iraqi origin trained in Iran for the past two decades and then sent into Iraq to fight the Coalition).

In short, the Iranians have a lot to worry about, regardless of whether or not they have atomic bombs. Indeed, as I have long argued, the mullahs have made an enormous strategic miscalculation by going all-out for nukes, because it has made regime change in Iran an absolute imperative for the West. The closer they get to their first nuclear test, the closer the mullahs approach judgement day, and not in the way the fanatics around Khamenei and Ahmadinejad believe. They will not face the 12th Imam, but the harsh condemnation of their own people.

The mullahs have long seen this threat, and indeed the elevation of Ahmadinejad was a desperate throw of the dice to quash any and all revolutionary forces in the country. In recent weeks, Tehran forced the government of Dubai to cancel all live satellite TV broadcasts in the Persian language. Just a year ago, the mullahs had similarly intimidated the Dutch government, even though parliament in the Hague had appropriated funds for the project. In a little noted sequence of events, the Dutch won some big contracts in Iran shortly thereafter, and the Bush administration fined Dutch banks to the tune of eighty million euros for embargo-busting (do you ever wonder, as I do, that this tasty information has to be gleaned from Rooz Online?).

This is the usual practice of insecure tyrants (whose sense of doom is demonstrated by the ongoing exodus of money and talent from the country). They cannot risk the consequences of honest news reaching their people, and they run around like little mad hatters, sticking their thumbs in every crack in their ideological dykes. They are now shutting down NGOs, which, according to the hard-line publication Qods, the interior ministry accuses of planning to overthrow the regime. The mullahs want Islamic organizations, not independent ones, which might support civil liberties or elementary human rights. They want a total monopoly on the flow of information inside the Islamic republic.

Power to the People
This situation is tailor-made for the Bush administration, if only it will support the Iranian people against the mullahs, and the Syrian people against the Assads. The Iranian people see the desperation of their rulers, and honest broadcasts into Iran will be welcome indeed. Support for the Ahwaz Arabs — provided we take care to stress that we have no interest in any separatist impulses, but seek to support all Iranians who wish to exercise their human rights — would also have considerable impact, as would support for the bus drivers’ organization, recently savaged by the regime, which has thus far received moral support only from Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa. Perhaps the Labor Department might say a few words about the suppression of workers’ organizations in Iran? And, for those millions of Iranians who do not fear the consequences of seeking the truth, we should be providing the tools of modern communications: phones, servers, laptops, phone cards, and so forth.

Meanwhile, we must increase our support for freedom in Syria. There are several new political organizations calling for Syrian freedom. Predictably, most of the organizers live outside the shadow of Assad’s thumb, but they have held recent meetings in Europe with a surprising number of Syrian citizens, they are beginning to broadcast into the country, and many entrails and tea leaves suggest far more support for democratic revolution than the cynical old guys at State and CIA had believed possible. The administration should embrace all such organizations — it is not for us to pick Bashar’s successor, that is the kind of old-Europe tactics best left to the futile Cartesian scheming of the Quai D’Orsay — and press hard for pulling the military fangs of Hezbollah, the sooner the better.

You can be sure that, as Assad collapses, the reverberations will reach Baghdad and Tehran. The Iraqis will gain the security they desperately need in order to advance their brave democratic project. And the Iranians, turbaned and bare-headed alike, will see the hour of their own freedom draw ever closer.

It sure beats drawing up a list of bombing targets, doesn’t it?

— Michael Ledeen, an NRO contributing editor, is most recently the author of The War Against the Terror Masters. He is resident scholar in the Freedom Chair at the American Enterprise Institute

Bush Defends NSA Program, Calling it a Terrorist Surveillance Program

We are in a War on terror. This encompasses independant terrorist organizations and the rogue nations that hide them. You could call it WWIV(WWIII in concept was the Cold War) or the Islamofascist War.
Incumbent in this war is the ability to combat the enemy. Sometimes the enemy is on America’s land. For whatever reason – treason or greed – if an American aids and abetts the enemy of war they need to be addressed. In war it is not a judicial issue, but it is a military issue.
NSA wiretapping is a step to confirm or eliminate the suspicion aiding and abetting enemy combatents. It is that simple.
By Jay

President Bush and the nation’s deputy national intelligence chief today defended the legality of a controversial domestic spying program, describing it as a vital tool in the war against terrorists and denying that it violates the civil liberties of Americans. Calling the effort a “terrorist surveillance program,” Bush said in a speech at Kansas State University that he authorized the eavesdropping program after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in an effort to detect any continuing plots involving members of Osama bin Laden’s al Qaeda terrorist network overseas and persons operating inside the United States. “If they’re making phone calls into the United States, we need to know why — to protect you,” Bush said. The comments, made during a wide-ranging speech and question and-answer session that lasted about two hours, came after Gen. Michael V. Hayden, the deputy director of national intelligence, told the National Press Club in Washington that the program is “targeted and focused” on al Qaeda and does not cast a “drift net” over Americans’ telephone and e-mail communications. Bush said of the intercepted communications, “These are not phone calls within the United States. This is a phone call of an al Qaeda — known al Qaeda suspect — making a phone call into the United States.” He said, “I’m mindful of your civil liberties, and so I had all kinds of lawyers review the process. We briefed members of the United States Congress . . . about this program. “You know, it’s amazing that people say to me, ‘Well, he was just breaking the law.’ If I wanted to break the law, why was I briefing Congress?” Bush said with a chuckle. Bush said he has “authority under the Constitution to conduct foreign intelligence surveillance against our enemies,” and that a 2001 congressional authorization for the use of force gave him “additional authority” in waging war against al Qaeda. “Congress gave me the authority to use necessary force to protect the American people, but it didn’t prescribe the tactics,” he said. “It said, Mr. President, you’ve got the power to protect us, but we’re not going to tell you how.”

This is the first of a series of speeches planned for the week defending the program.

The debate is growing tiresome, only leaving us to repeat the same talking points on both sides, when the facts are still unknown, and we may never know the full details. The program is supposed to be secret anyway.


Andrew McCarthy sums it up well today, so I’ll just quote him.


We are either at war or we are not. If we are, the president of the United States, whom the Constitution makes the commander-in-chief of our military forces, is empowered to conduct the war — meaning he has unreviewable authority to employ all of the essential incidents of war fighting. Not some of them. All of them. Including eavesdropping on potential enemy communications. That eavesdropping — whether you wish to refer to it by the loaded “spying” or go more high-tech with “electronic surveillance” or “signals intelligence” — is as much an incident of warfare as choosing which targets to bomb, which hills to capture, and which enemies to detain. It was critical in the Civil War, when, by definition, it was done domestically — and without the slightest suggestion that federal courts should be involved. It was critical in World War II, when concerns about enemy infiltration were very real. And it is perhaps more critical today than during any war in our nation’s history. Al Qaeda is an international terrorist network. We cannot defeat it by conquering territory. It has none. We cannot round up its citizens. Its allegiance is to an ideology that makes nationality irrelevant. To defeat it and defend ourselves, we can only acquire intelligence — intercept its communications and thwart its plans. Nothing else will do. Al Qaeda seeks above all else to strike the United States — yet again — domestically. Nothing — nothing — could be worse for our nation and for the civil liberties of all Americans than the terrorists’ success in that regard. For those obvious reasons, no communications are more important to capture than those which cross our borders. Al Qaeda cannot accomplish its ne plus ultra, massive attacks against our domestic population centers, unless it communicates with people here. If someone from al Qaeda is using a phone to order a pizza, we want to know that — probable cause or not.

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Is Iran already at war with U.S.?

Islamofascist Ahmadinejad, President of Iran has indicated a greater plan than just wiping Israel off the map. His plan includes the United States of America. The reference is from Joseph Farah’s G-2 Bulletin. WorldNetDaily picked up an abbreviated version. To read the details you will have pay the bucks to Joseph Farah. Here is the WorldNetDaily version:
Ahmadinejad called for more than
wiping Israel off the face of the earth



Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s speech in Tehran last fall, in which he called for Israel to be wiped off the face of the earth, got a healthy amount of coverage by the international media.

Yet, despite the number of stories published and broadcast, a key element of that address to ‘The World Without Zionism" conference was overlooked, ignored – spiked, if you will – by major press organizations, according to a new report in Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.

It wasn’t just a world without Zionism and Israel that Ahmadinejad and his friends in Hamas, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad and other terrorist groups were envisioning. It was a world without the United States of America.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. In this case, it is literally true. Examine for yourself the photos published here of Ahmadinejad addressing the Tehran conference Oct. 26, 2005.

Some of them will look very familiar. Those showing the Iranian president gesticulating at a podium showing the name of the conference were published worldwide – from Al-Jazeera to the Associated Press. But those showing a wider view – and the complete poster for the event – are getting their biggest audience yet here in G2B.

It is worth noting that Ahmadinejad didn’t just stroll up to the podium. The Iranian government actually produced the visual aids you see here.

Yes, that is a ball representing the USA cracked at the bottom of that hourglass — with another representing Israel falling later.

It wasn’t just the imagery of the conference that was overlooked, ignored, unreported and underplayed by the world press. It was also the anti-American substance of Ahmadinejad’s speech.

"Is it possible for us to witness a world without America and Zionism?" he asked. "But you had best know that this slogan and this goal are attainable, and surely can be achieved."

What is he talking about?

Iran has developed a strategic "war preparation plan" for what it calls the "destruction of Anglo-Saxon civilization."


To see the pictures go to the Link.

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