Thursday, January 22, 2009


Misleading of course...the US never tortured...but it is good to hear that the enemy has suddenly become civilized and will no longer barbarously murder prisoners and behead helpless civilians.

They must have given up Islam then...

But then neither the UN, world press, hypocritcal journalists, or two-year old leftists mind what war crimes Islam commits.

The End of Torture

Obama banishes Bush's interrogation tactics

Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball
Newsweek Web Exclusive
In the first sign of friction within his new administration, President Obama overruled the pleas of senior U.S. intelligence officials and signed a new executive order that bars the CIA from using harsh interrogation methods beyond those permitted by the U.S. military.


Tamil Tiger 'command hub taken'

Sri Lanka's army says it has captured what it believes is the main operations centre of Tamil rebels in the north.

Army spokesman Brig Udaya Nanayakkara said troops had found detailed maps of army and rebel deployments in an empty building in Mullaitivu district.


Only exceedingly ignorant British would misunderstand al-Qaeda so badly as to call it irrelevant. al-Qaeda is to Islam what the IRA was to Sinn Fein.

The growing, and mysterious, irrelevance of al-Qaeda
Jan 22nd 2009

From The Economist print edition

Military setbacks and ideological disputes have put al-Qaeda on the defensive

OSAMA BIN LADEN’S messages from the wilderness get little attention nowadays. Al-Qaeda has been unable to land a blow on Western soil since the 2005 London bombings.

Its leaders lurk in Pakistan’s tribal belt, hiding from regular lethal attacks by America’s unmanned Predator aircraft. Their Pushtun hosts are tiring of their troublesome guests. Perhaps most damaging, former supporters publicly denounce its ideology.


Al-Qaeda commander linked to 2005 London bombings led attacks on Nato convoys

An al-Qaeda commander arrested in Pakistan for involvement in the London bombings in 2005 was masterminding attacks on Nato convoys supplying troops in Afghanistan.


By Dean Nelson and Emal Khan in Peshawar Last Updated: 1:17PM GMT 22 Jan 2009

Zabi uk-Taifi, from Taif in Saudi Arabia, was seized with six others in a raid by Pakistan intelligence officers and local forces on a village just outside Peshawar in the Khyber Agency.

They were arrested on Wednesday at the home of a local Taliban militant, known as Bakhshi, where all seven had been staying for the last three months, according to Pakistani intelligence sources.


Idiot Neville Chamberlain has the equally brilliant idea of working with Adolf Hitler...and FDR with working with Stalin.

Absolutely brilliant (not!)

Obama's Spy Chief: U.S. Should Work With Iran
Thursday, January 22, 2009 2:30 PM

President Barack Obama's choice for spy chief, Dennis Blair, said Thursday that U.S. intelligence agencies should seek ways of working with Iran on issues of mutual interest, underscoring the new administration's interest in engagement with elements in the Islamic state.

"While policymakers need to understand anti-American leaders, policies and actions in Iran, the intelligence community can also help policymakers identify and understand other leaders and political forces, so that it is possible to work toward a future in both our interests," retired Admiral Blair said on Thursday in a prepared statement for a Senate hearing on his nomination as Director of National Intelligence.


Of course Muslim treatment of women and children in general is monstrous...

It's natural...a monstrous ideology with a phoney 'prophet' who was a murderous pedophile.

Hamas use of children was 'monstrous'
Jan. 22, 2009Yaakov Katz , THE JERUSALEM POST

Hamas made "monstrous" and "inhumane" use of innocent children when it booby-trapped homes and schools inside the Gaza Strip, OC Gaza Division Brig.-Gen. Eyal Eisenberg said Thursday.

Palestinian families in Gaza, Eisenberg said, were often surprised to discover after Operation Cast Lead ended that that without their knowledge, Hamas had booby-trapped their homes and placed explosives beneath them.


Same old 'catch and release' policy.,2933,481483,00.html

U.S. Intercepts Iranian Arms-Smuggling Ship
Thursday , January 22, 2009

U.S. defense officials say a Navy vessel that is part of the new piracy task force intercepted and searched an Iranian-owned ship that officials feared was carrying arms to Hamas. It's unclear whether those suspicions were founded.

Two defense officials say the Cypriot-flagged commercial vessel was tracked by a U.S. Navy ship in the Red Sea over the weekend. One official says it was boarded with the consent of the vessel's crew on Monday and Tuesday.

They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak on the record.

The search turned up ammunition that included artillery shells. But one official said that since Hamas is not known to use artillery, officials are now uncertain who the intended recipient was. They're asking Egypt to do another search when the ship arrives in port.


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