Via Augusto, Houston blogger arrested for terrorism?
A former Houston man arrested in Kenya last month has been charged in Texas with teaming with al-Qaida to overthrow the Somali government and form an Islamic state there.
Daniel Joseph Maldonado, 28, also known as Daniel Aljughaifi, was ordered held without bail Tuesday on federal charges of undergoing military training with a terrorist organization and conspiring to use a destructive device
And now for a presumably serious political film: Emilio Estevez’s “Bobby,” a fictional account of the lives of 24 people who were present in the Ambassador hotel when Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated. The film boasts many stars including Anthony Hopkins, Helen Hunt, William H. Macy, Sharon Stone, Demi Moore, and Laurence Fishburne. It also has historically accurate archival footage of Robert Kennedy’s speeches.
When the movie ended, audience members lingered and engaged in hushed and somber conversations. Clearly they felt this was a serious film about a serious matter. Pardon me? The film pointedly erased all facts about Kennedy’s killer and his motives.
Three women in their 70s and 80s asked aloud, “But who actually killed Kennedy?” I stopped and told them: “Sirhan Sirhan, a Palestinian, killed Bobby Kennedy.”
“But why?” one woman asked.
“Because Sirhan was angry that the American government had sold military equipment to Israel.”
This omission is ominous. In 1973, Yasir Arafat’s Fatah and Black September terrorist groups kidnapped American diplomats George Curtis Moore and Cleo Noel Jr., and Belgian diplomat Guy Eid in Khartoum, Sudan. They demanded that Jordan release a Black September leader, Germany release some members of the Baader-Meinhof gang – and America release Sirhan Sirhan.
The demands were not met and the three diplomats were executed on direct orders from Arafat – the same Arafat who received the Nobel Peace Prize, was received as a king at the United Nations and with whom American presidents subsequently dined.
Via Larwyn, The Temple Dodge
The violence in 2000 was designed to draw attention away from Arafat’s refusal to come to terms with Ehud Barak two months earlier at Camp David and to bring pressure on Israel to increase its offer to Arafat.
Though there are superficial differences among the four incidents the general thrust remians the same. If an Arab or Muslim leader has a goal, he will use the conflict over the Temple Mount divert international attention from his ambitions and rally the Muslim world around him. Ahmadinejad is using the cover of the phony charges now to increase his saber rattling and divert attention from his nuclear program and his foreign adventures in Lebanona nd Iraq. As it did before, the world just tut tuts at the chutzpah of the Jews.
I’ll be discussing this topic in my next podcast.
Also from Larwyn, Iranian influence: Bosnia
A very interesting thing happens when you see a news item about a distraught Bosnian shooting people in an American shopping mall: you remember way back when the US first started to be involved in Bosnia and the troubles that were seen there, particularly to one Nation in particular that violated agreements, accords and Treaties. That Nation was and still is Iran. Perhaps we can look back and have a slight reminder of why the United States first agreed to help in that area of troubled peoples.
Read the rest.
The Volunteer Fifth Column – Transnational Progressivist Press Rules, a side-by-side comparison.
Via Maria, Imam Ali Ibn Abi Taleb: “If God were to humiliate a human being He would deny him knowledge”
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