Freedom Journal Iraq 9/7/7

Reporting from the front; two AQI leaders captured

Bin Laden Berates Democrats for Not Doing His Bidding

The government is still analyzing the new 25 minute tape, I would expect the release later today. This from MSNBC:

Officials said bin Laden criticized Democrats in Congress in the video for being unable to stop the war in Iraq. The al-Qaida leader also urged young Muslims to carry out suicide bombings against the West — a piece of advice he offers in most tapes.

The video ended bin Laden’s longest period without a message. The al-Qaida leader has not appeared in new video footage since October 2004, and he has not put out a new audiotape in more than a year.

Meanwhile in an unprecedented step, the Islamist sites that the video was to be posted on have all “gone dark” — they appear to be shocked that the US Government would be able to get the video before they were able to publish to their target audience. Is this a good sign of things to come? 

Update: More at Fox news, partial transcript here, more at Wapo 

UPDATE: FULL PDF TRANSCRIPT HERE

“People of America: the world is following your news in regards to your invasion of Iraq, for people have recently come to know that, after several years of tragedies of this war, the vast majority of you want it stopped. Thus, you elected the Democratic Party for this purpose, but the Democrats haven’t made a move worth mentioning. On the contrary, they continue to agree to the spending of tens of billions to continue the killing and war there.”

That’s right Osama, we continue the war because it’s killing you and yours. We are in stronger shape in the US than ever, you hide in a cave defeated; and from all appearances quite diseased and dejected. Continue reading “Bin Laden Berates Democrats for Not Doing His Bidding”

How to Fight “Home Grown” Terror

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To the left you see the Islamic Informaion Center that German police searched in the terrorist roundup earlier this week. The sign on the door says “Islam is Peace”

Fighting Home Grown terror is a problem that Europe is struggling with and they’ve called an emergency conference on it in Germany, as reported by Der Spiegel:

German federal and state interior ministers gathered for an emergency summit in Berlin on Friday to discuss the security situation after a bomb plot was thwarted Tuesday. The arrest of three Islamists suspected of planning terror attacks in Germany has strengthened the hand of many conservative politicians who want the state to be given more powers to detect would-be terrorists.

Interior Minister Wolfgang Schaüble has been pushing for increased online surveillance, including the use of “Trojan” software sent by e-mail to secretly search terror suspects’ hard drives. Also on the agenda was the possible criminalization of visits to terrorist training camps.

This gets into the surveillance and goverment powers discussion, and how close to an authoritarian state you want to become….

I have a simpler solution: deport those who do not assimilate, send the murder mullahs preaching hate back home to stir trouble in their own countries, not yours. Export your radicals. Let Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Syria deal with the monsters they have created. Send foreign students packing from your universities — enforce your hate laws against those who circumvent them by religious means. Send the Death Clerics home to spew their hate, send their children with them. Continue reading “How to Fight “Home Grown” Terror”

Hsu Captured … Again

Fugitive Democrat campaign donation bundler Norman Hsu has been captured after he fell ill on an Amtrak train in Grand Junction, Colorado. The nature of his illness is unknown due to medical privacy rules. This tale just keeps getting more interesting… Lawhawk has the full detail.

UPDATE: There is now an armed Federal Marshall guarding Hsu and hospital authorities stated that Hsu was “delirious” when he was admitted. This reported by Fox’s Alicia Acunia, who also states that they are waiting on tape from the 911 call placed by Hsu in which he stated that both his legs were numb. Continue reading “Hsu Captured … Again”