A truck car was stopped with explosives tonight in South Carolina. Something to think on: the truck car came from Florida, was stopped in South Carolina, which is enroute to Washington DC. Maybe a stretch, but remember that the media outlet for Al Qaeda put up a banner promising a “Big Surprise” with a picture of Bush, Musharraf, and the White house burning recently.
Full fathom five thy father lies;
Of his bones are coral made;
Those are pearls that were his eyes;
Nothing of him that doth fade,
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange.
Sea-nymphs hourly ring his knell:
Hark! now I hear them — Ding-dong, bell.
— Ariel, scene ii, “The Tempest”, Shakespeare
I was sitting on this until further confirmation, but Fox news network has just broadcast it so confidence in the story must be getting higher. US forces might have killed Mansoor or “Baby” Daddullah in a precision bombing run.
The new code for determining which Terror groups are which in Pakistan is by language. In this article the terrorists holding the historic Haji Sahib Turangzai shrine, are designated “Urdu Speaking” which means they are the splinter called the “Pakistani Taliban” – a conglomerate of small groups originally hosted and funded by ISI in the Kashmir, but now allied and taking direction from Ayman Al Zawahiri, the Egyptian Dr.
If they were true to the shrine and the history of Pakistan, and if they were loyal patriots they would not have renamed it “Lal Masjid” in a bid to recreate the siege and storming in Islamabad. Their goals are transparent, as is their leadership.
They are two of 11 siblings of Malaysian descent, according to court documents. And they did most of their talking across the distance by coded e-mail using Malaysian language. They called guns “iron” and government agents were called “dogs.” Bombs were called “prizes” or “presents.”
Authorities have arrested Rahmat Abdhir, who is a US Citizen of Malaysian descent in Sunnyvale California. His brother, Zulkifli Abdhir, is a suspected leader of Jemaah Islamiyah, an Al Qaeda affiliated group responsible for killing 202 people in a nightclub bombing in Bali, Indonesia in 2002. Story at Breitbart, photo to the left depicts victims of the Bali bombing, which used a car bomb.
The Phoenix Mars mission hit a rain delay yesterday and instead took off this morning. The launch was clean, and one of our frequent commenters caught the trail, but not the takeoff — Aknot describes the scene below:
I verified the launch schedule before I left for work (3 am) and checked my watch at 5:10 am. The morning sky was cloudless and the moon was at my back…perfect! At 5:45 I saw a strange cloud formation in the sky and said “crap”, I missed it.
The trail was amazing, being lit up by the moon behind me or the city lights (Tampa and Orlando) in front of me. It looked like a huge white wispy ring but later you could better see the trail as the sun came up and changed some of it to an orange glow. The last half hour it was visible it resembled a smoke trail straight from a RoadRunner/Wile E. Coyote cartoon with loop-de-loops, u-turns, and circles.
It’s on my list of things to do to go down and watch a shuttle launch, Aknot watches from the Tampa area every launch. Continue reading “Phoenix Rises Enroute to Mars”