Blogger Sued for Reporting on Terrorism

atlas_shrugged.jpgAtlas has a story up about Bill Warner being sued for reporting on potential links to terrorism, from Atlas:

If the Muslims get away with this “test case”, it will shut us all down. The intrepid blogger and PI (and valued Atlas source) has been sued for publishing stories about Muslims with ties to Islamic terror. News stories already published in the mainstream media. Warner obviously hit a nerve. This is the next nefarious step in the litigation jihad. Warner must prevail. This has all the CAIR tactics written all over it.

The opponents of truth will fail in the end, I have faith in our country and our courts; but this is a slapp-suit. By forcing people into court and steep lawyer bills they hope to stifle bloggers. That’s just not going to happen.

Just at initial glance the suit appears to be overbroad and specifically designed to infringe Bill Warner’s freedom of speech.

Travel Warning for Pakistan

From the Daily Times:

 LAHORE: The United States Embassy has warned its citizens to defer travel to Pakistan because of recent information indicating terrorists may be plotting attacks on Western interest in the country.

“Recent information indicates that terrorists may be planning to conduct attacks against Western interests in Pakistan. These interests may include NGOs and companies. No further information is available regarding the exact timing, location, or specific targets of these attacks. US citizens should defer travel, and are reminded to examine their personal security practices,” says a warden notice issued by the US Embassy in Islamabad.

“The embassy would like to remind the American citizen community of the need to stay alert, to reduce travel to minimum acceptable levels, and to act self-defensively at all times. American citizens should avoid areas where Westerners are known to congregate, vary their routes and times, and maintain a low profile. We remind American citizens that protests and demonstrations may occur throughout Pakistan without prior notice and to avoid all demonstrations and protests.”

Update: This is not intel received from Pakistan spurring the notice, it’s intel developed by US resources our state department passed it to Pakistani authorities as this article in the Frontier Post details.

Gathering of Eagles

eagleflag.jpg Please stop by “This Ain’t Hell but You Can See it From Here“ for a pictorial of the Gathering of Eagles for Memorial day in Washington D.C. [Thanks and hat tip to Little Green Footballs.]

New GOP Bloggers Presidential Poll

The new GOP Bloggers presidential poll is out, I’ve got it parked below the fold because I am lazy today and didn’t feel like debugging their code for xhtml strict. Hit the “read more” link to vote. Continue reading “New GOP Bloggers Presidential Poll”

Myanmar Junta Jails Suu Kyi Another Year

aung-san-suu-kyi-3.jpgThe Military Junta ruling Burma with iron fist will keep Aung San Suu Kyi under arrest another year by extension of a special law created just to detain her. Meanwhile the planned economy is crumbling, an estimated 700,000 refugees are living in camps outside the country, there’s a continuing assault on the Karen tribes in the back-country, and now a polio outbreak. The Junta also arrested 25 more advocates for democracy who went to temples to pray for her release. There are an estimated 1,100 political prisoners from Suu Kyi’s party in Burma / Myanmar. Continue reading “Myanmar Junta Jails Suu Kyi Another Year”