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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Whether this astronaut is just ignorant in geography of the area or deliberately posted misinformation is irrelevant. The pro-Palestinian sheep have already fallen into step, retweeting it 33,000 times as of this writing.Read More "Space Image Showing Gaza In Flames?"
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!'
Hamas Missiles Discovered In Another UN School
Once again, the UN is caught aiding terrorists.
or the second time in less than a week, rockets have been found in a school in Gaza operated by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, the body said.
"Today, in the course of the regular inspection of its premises, UNRWA discovered rockets hidden in a vacant school in the Gaza Strip," the organization said in a statement issued Tuesday. "As soon as the rockets were discovered, UNRWA staff were withdrawn from the premises, and so we are unable to confirm the precise number of rockets. The school is situated between two other UNRWA schools that currently each accommodate 1,500 internally displaced persons."
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, then I'm an accomplice.
(Hat Tip: Weasel Zippers)
Pro-Palestinian Activists Using Pictures Of Fogel Family Slaughter As Propaganda
If you recall, the Fogel family was slaughtered in their home by two Palestinians.
Pro-Palestinian activists are now using the crime photos as propaganda. The caption accompanying the photos claims "This is what the medical personnel saw after the Israeli Army left this house in Gaza."
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Magical sniper bullet causes a Palestinian "civilian" to teleport 20 feet. (
I guess they had to edit out him climbing over the rubble to get into position.
UPDATE: Here's a picture of the "victim" from the other direction. No blood and no wounds from supposedly three sniper shots:
One other thing that's out of place - where did all these pots and pans come from? Watch the video just before he supposedly gets shot. There are no pots on the ground where they are. But after he is on the ground, there are pots everywhere.
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UPDATE II: I found these two images, one before the "sniper" shooting and one just after. I circled the corresponding points to orient. The yellow circle is the painted wall where the "victim" was supposedly shot.
Notice in the first picture, the man and woman in vests are far behind the so-called victim (in the green shirt.) That suggests they followed the victim past the sniper line-of-fire and the "victim" backtracked, or they crossed the line-of-fire after the "victim" was shot.
Also note the bag of what appears to be reflective vests. If they were so concerned about snipers, why didn't they give one to the man in green?
01:44 02:00 in the video, you can see the barrels (circled in green in photographs.) They are very close to those barrels (or whatever those things are). That means they had passed the sniper's line-of-fire when the "victim" was supposedly shot. But somehow the body was moved back to that point. He certainly didn't stumble over all that rubble in under 2 seconds.
The more I watch the video and look at pictures, the more this smells like a Pallywood production.
UPDATE III: Youtube removed the video I had embedded so I switched to a Liveleak video. I also had to change the mentioned times to correspond with those points in the video.
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Islamic State of Syria and Just Plain Stupid Orders Mannequins To Wear Hijab
Because, you now the Muj have been out on the trail for a long time and we don't want them, um temped.
ISIS has ordered shopkeepers in the Iraqi city of Mosul to cover the faces of mannequins, The Associated Press reported Tuesday.You know why I'm in this now don't you, I mean the Muj are nothing if not entertaining.
The Sunni extremist group recently declared a caliphate – or Islamic State - covering parts of Syria and Iraq. Shop owners in Mosul said they had been told to cover the faces of male and female mannequins, apparently in line with strict interpretations of Shariah law that forbid statues or artwork depicting the human form.
I Felt A Great Disturbance In The Force
D.C. Circuit guts ObamaCare: Consumers in federal exchange are ineligible for subsidies
You already know the background here, I hope. If not, read this post and/or this post to catch up. The ObamaCare statute says that federal subsidies to help people pay for their new O-Care health insurance are available to anyone who buys their plan from “an Exchange established by the State.” Thirty-four states declined to build their own exchanges, though, so the White House built a big federal exchange for them instead. That’s Healthcare.gov. Question: If you buy a plan from Healthcare.gov, does that qualify as buying from “an Exchange established by the State”? Or are subsidies reserved exclusively for exchanges built by the individual states, not the feds?
The financial impact of ObamaCare for five million people hangs on six words. Held by the D.C. Circuit: Subsidies apply only to true state exchanges, not Healthcare.gov.
Hey, look on the bright side, Jar Jar Binks is dead!
Rex Kramer 2016!
Suggest Rex Kramer, I mean Joe Biden's 2016 campaign slogans.
Fatwas will be issued.
That's The Way You Do it
After Selena Gomez‘s Instagram feed became rife with comments debating about the humanity of Israel’s attacks on Gaza, the singer posted a follow-up photo to let her fans know what she’s really thinking.The article goes on to mention several other celebrities who are "under fire" for supporting Hamas and the Palestinians in Gaza.
“And of course to be clear, I am not picking any sides. I am praying for peace and humanity for all!” she captioned a photo of a serene seaside sunset.
Under fire? I don't think MTV knows quite what that means.
If this is what it takes for Selena to make the news these days, she should just go ahead and go full crackwhore.
July 21, 2014
'New Holocaust' Brings Out Protesters Around The World
In other words, SNAFU.
After reading this, I feel like I was actually there!
From Berkeley to Boston and from Paris to Sydney, the season is upon us again. Hipsters twirl Keffiyahs from some Shanghai factory around their necks, don army surplus jackets and Decembrist t-shirts and head to the nearest Israeli embassy to scream about a new Holocaust.
Shiites and Sunnis temporarily put aside their blood feuds and entire families of Syrian Alawites and Turkish Sunnis stand in London or Berlin screaming "Death to the Jews".
Joining them are elderly Trotskyists and aging Stalinists, normally as mutually hostile as Shiites and Sunnis, who put aside their differences to feebly wave cardboard signs about the Zionist war machine.
Fake blood is everywhere. Aspiring art students who can’t draw try to figure out new ways of intersecting a Swastika and a Star of David. Latuff cartoons are printed out along with bloody photos of dead people from Syria, Hollywood horror movies and on the rare occasion, Gaza, and shoved in everyone’s faces.
Hilarity ensues. Read it all.
The Nation Of Israel Will Never Give Up
Morale is high among the IDF. In this video, Israeli soldiers began singing during one of their breaks.
The translation from Legal Insurrection:
THE ONE WHO BELIEVES
Every place, all the time
The old and young has
Beautiful and less beautiful days
Among them answers to all the questions
There is one mighty God
He gives us everything in this world
Between darkness to a sun beam
We only need to choose the path
It is known life is a gift
All is expected and is allowed
The one who believes is not afraid
To lose faith
We all have the King of the universe
Who guards us from it all
This nation is a family
One and one more is the secret of success
The nation of Israel will never give up
We will always stay on the map
It is known life is a gift
All is expected and is allowed
The one who believes is not afraid
To lose faith
We all have the King of the universe
Who guards us from it all
Survival, self-defense, and a celebration of life.
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