Wednesday, January 31, 2007


(A warm up to Reading Ann Coulter’s Column)

This is one of Ann Coulter’s best columns. Fitzgerald is a tool of the Democratic Party to try and embarrass the Bush Administration in its handling of the war in Iraq. If there can be some court evidence discovered that Saddam Hussein had zero interest in nuke WMD, then the Democrats feel the have the ammunition to nuke Neocon and Christian Right influence and possibly the entire Republican Party.

Patrick Fitzgerald was given a Special Prosecutor’s mandate to hunt down the Neocon that must have released Valerie Plame’s name to the public as an employee for the CIA. As if Plame had any operations that could harm lives of CIA operatives in Africa. Here is the great mystery: Plame is to have sent her husband (an anti-Iraq invasion persona) to Niger to discover if Saddam Hussein was looking to buy Yellow Cake to make nukes. The Wilson adventure was so secret that he told everyone who his wife was and she sent him for the CIA.

Of Course it has been proven that anything related to what Wilson says on his Niger adventure has been proven a lie.

And yet since Plame’s name hit the Mainstream Media (MSM), someone had to fry for crossing the CIA. The data I have read is that the CIA has not gotten along with President Bush and very likely has fed the President corrupted or unusable intelligence. I am guessing that the CIA is trying to cover their butts by making a Presidential Administration they widely dislike to look bad.

I surmise this because both Plame and Wilson were hacks of nearly zero importance to the CIA or the Diplomatic Corps. Yes, they both worked their particular professions however they hardly handled life threatening or Security threatening port folios.

Fitzgerald has spent his millions of tax payer’s money on this Leftist hunt of Neocons and has NOT indicted one person for actually leaking to the MSM Plame’s name. This is the case even after every indication is that Richard Armitage initiated the LEAK.

Armitage is not a Neocon, he is just an Arab loving old school Republican that worked in the State Department (or was it Defense – who cares?).

So what is the result of Fitzgerald’s Independent Prosecutor’s investigation? It was to try to catch a Neocon in a lie and prosecute the Neocon for perjury. The Dems really want to nail Karl Rove, but they could not dig any dirt that could stick to him. Next was Vice-President Cheney’s Chief of Staff I. Scooter Libby.

The indictment on Libby was for obstruction of Justice by lying or in other words perjury. Fitzgerald’s case is the Special Prosecutor’s accusation versus Libby’s claim of an inexact memory. Memory lapses that are very plausible because of all the duties a Chief of Staff performs, recalling insignificant details are not filed in the human memory banks say like a sitting President having oral sex with a White House intern before remembering her name in an actual perjury case.

Hmm ...…


I have singled out two News Stories from Prophecy Update. The stories both relate to Iran. Interestingly some democrats are starting to get the picture about Iran. I think I only read Obama tow the Democratic Party appeasement line calling clarity of evidence that Iran has infiltrated the Iraqi government to bring it down.

The first bit of News is entitled U.S. unveils evidence Iran fueling Iraq war. The second is entitled Prophecies of doom. Iran is arming and its intent is obvious. The intent is to obolish Israel.

U.S. unveils evidence Iran fueling Iraq war -
Prophecy Update
January 30, 2007

Expert who exposed nuke program says Tehran agents hold top posts in Baghdad.

Agents on Tehran's payroll involved in death squads hold prominent positions in the U.S.-backed Iraqi government and National Assembly, according to an expert on Iran who broke the news about the country's nuclear weapons program.

Alireza Jafarzadeh, author of the new book "The Iran threat: President Ahmadinejad and the Coming Nuclear Crisis," said the efforts by Iran to place its agents in the Iraqi government form a part of Tehran's larger plan to export its revolution.

The U.S. is having such a difficult time winning the war, he said, because Iran is fueling the Iraqis with bombs and weapons that are killing American soldiers.

Tomorrow, Jafarzadeh noted, the U.S. ambassador to Baghdad, Zalmay Khalilzad, will hold a news conference to present a dossier of Iran's efforts to fuel sectarian violence in Iraq.

The administration's effort to prove its assertion Iran is helping fuel the violence in Iraq comes as Democratic senators at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing today warned against a drift toward war with Tehran.

Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., a candidate for president in 2008, said senators will demand "clarity and transparency in terms of U.S. policy so that we don't repeat some of the mistakes that have been made in the past."

"What I think many of us are concerned about is that we stumble into active hostilities with Iran without having aggressively pursued diplomatic approaches, without the American people understanding exactly what's taking place," Obama told John Negroponte, picked to become Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's deputy.

Jafarzadeh said Iran is determined to succeed on three fronts.
"First and foremost, on the Iraqi front, where Iran is aggressively escalating its influence and presence in Iraq. Secondly, the nuclear front; nothing will deter them on this point. Finally, Iran wants to step up terrorism in the region." Jafarzadeh said Iran is a "country to be reckoned with," and the U.S. "will never win the battle with the military or negotiations."

In August 2002, with access to dissident groups inside Iran, Jafarzadeh was the first to break the news of Iran's nuclear programs and its secret nuclear facilities in Natanz and Arak.
Jafarzadeh describes Iran as a five-headed dragon, with each head as a deadly force: Interference in Iraq, nuclear weapons program, terrorism, opposition to peace in the Middle East and suppression of its domestic population.

"The only way to slay this dragon is to rely on the Achilles heel of the regime – the highly-motivated, dissatisfied population of young people in Iran, led by an organized opposition."

Jafarzadeh noted that Thursday marks the beginning of the "10-day Dawn" that led to the Feb.11, 1979, Islamic revolution. The regime plans high-profile activities in which President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will begin "making a lot of noise," which will culminate in dismissing the U.N. Security Council Resolution asking Iran to halt its enrichment programs.

Jafarzadeh says the regime is convinced the U.S. is in a weak political position that Tehran can use to its advantage. U.S. military might is not working in the Middle East, specifically in Iraq, he says.

"The way to deal with Iran is not with war, bombs or negotiations; that doesn't work," Jafarzadeh asserted. "A major change in politics and a new approach is what is necessary. The international community must support the young people of Iran, the majority of whom want a free and democratic nation. That is what will frighten the Iranian president."

The U.S., he says, must have a long-term plan to stop the Iran's aggressiveness before it gets the nuclear bomb and "turns Iraq into a sister Islamic republic."


Prophecies of doom - By Suzanne Fields -

Via Prophecy Update
January 31, 2007

If we could bind together all the rhetoric over the Middle East it would fit neatly into the Old Testament's Book of Jeremiah. Beware, beware, beware.

Americans are only beginning to appreciate the issues there, and what they mean to us. We've been asleep, occasionally stirring only long enough to hit the snooze button. Before September 11 few of us had heard the words al Qaeda, jihad, wahabi, intifada. We've had to learn them, like it or not, and parse their ominous overtones and threatening syllables of doom.

If our prophets once wandered in a wilderness of irrelevance, now they're roaring through a desert without directions or even a road map. (The "road map to peace," as we've learned, is but a chimera.) Arabic has replaced Russian as the language to learn in self-defense. A survey by the Pew Global Attitudes Project finds that the United States is disliked most by Muslim countries. That's no surprise, and the feeling is mutual, but we've lately realized that Islamist attitudes can be easily turned into action.

Newt Gingrich, the new Jeremiah, warns that Israel faces nuclear holocaust and the danger doesn't stop at the shores of the Dead Sea. The United States "could lose two or three cities to nuclear weapons, or more than a million in biological weapons," he says. The West has put itself at risk: "We don't have the right language, goals, structure, or operating speed to defeat our enemies." The former speaker of the House, who may be a candidate for president, has never minced words. But rarely has he been so outspoken about how our liberties are threatened: "Our enemies are fully as determined as Nazi Germany, and more determined than the Soviets... freedom as we know it will disappear, and we will become a much grimmer, much more militarized, dictatorial society."

The former speaker joined several other big names to speak by video to the Herzliya security conference outside Tel Aviv -- a Mecca, you might say, for foreign policy experts and politicians eager to talk about the new threat to the West. Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts who also yearns to be president, echoes the Gingrich analysis. He calls Islamic jihad "the nightmare of the century" and warns against comparisons to the Cold War: "For all of the Soviets' deep flaws, they were never suicidal. Soviet commitment to national survival was never in question. That assumption cannot be made to an irrational regime that celebrates martyrdom." He's talking about Iran.

Sen. John McCain prescribes strengthening Israel's ties to NATO. "American support for Israel should intensify," he says. "The enemies are too numerous, the margin of error too small, and shared values too great."

John Edwards of North Carolina, a seeker of the Democratic nomination, urges tougher sanctions against Iran coupled with the threat of military force, but undercuts his tough message with the naive suggestion that more blather is the best medicine. This reprises Hillary Clinton's scolding of President Bush for his reluctance to "talk to bad people." The president talks to bad people all the time, but there are limits in what any president can say to them. "You know one of the first rules of warfare is know your enemy," says Hillary, as if affecting her best West Point expertise, "and we're flying blind because we won't sit down and try to figure out what these people really want, who's calling the shots, how we can better deter them."

If Sen. Clinton has been paying attention, she already knows what "these people" really want. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the president of Iran, has been clear enough. He jeers that the annihilation of Israel is at hand, and throws in the United States and Britain for wicked measure.

Bernard Lewis, a keen analyst of the Middle East and Islamic radicalism, told the Israeli conference that the danger from Iran is real, and particularly lethal because the Shi'ites believe an apocalypse is near. Given the Iranian leadership, "mutual assured destruction is not a deterrent but an inducement." Apocalypse now, on a worldwide scale edges toward probable.

President Bush made this clear in his State of the Union address, observing that Shi'ite and Sunni radicals seek to kill Americans, kill democracy in the Middle East and develop weapons to subdue everyone else. "Our enemies are quite explicit about their intentions," he said. "They want to overthrow moderate governments and establish safe havens from which to plan and carry out new attacks on our country."

The president, like many of those who yearn to succeed him, is like Jeremiah, an unpopular prophet. But Jeremiah, as ancient Israel learned, knew what he was talking about. There's a lesson here.

Prophecy Udate is an InJesus Group dedicated to the News related to the End Times.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Machiavelli is Alive and Well in the 21st Century

Neocon David Frum has written a searing column about how America and Canada trusted the word of the Syrian regime. The mislaid trust sent Maher Arar to Syria where he was tortured. Arar was not a terrorist however the Islamofascist-Baathist regime of Syria wanted Arar. Syria lied to Canada which turned him over with American complicity.

Arar is a native Syrian. The problem for Arar is he belongs to the majority Sunni sect of Mohammedanism. The Syrian regime is ruled by the semi-secular Baathist Assad family with roots in
Alawite Mohammedanism. The Alawites are a minority that rules the majority with cruelty. The sad fact is America has supported Syria off and on in Machiavellian maneuvering depending on which Mohammedan nation was the enemy of the day to American National Interests.

Arar’s cousin was suspected to be part of the
Muslim Brotherhood - an Islamofascist religious Sunni organization. (**More History of Muslim Brotherhood) The Sunnis have attempted to topple the Alawite Assads for some time. The prime organizer of Sunni dissent has been the Muslim Brotherhood.

Syria wanted to find out if Arar knew anything about his Muslim Brotherhood cousin, so they told American authorities Arar was part of terrorism. It worked and Arar was tortured and released by Syria.

Apparently American Intelligence is a little slow on determining who the enemy of the day is. I know it is not politically correct, but I endorse Machiavellianism to a point. The Machiavellian machine has to be fine tuned or the machinery will break down rendering it dangerously obsolete.

Why Israelis are afraid — very afraid

Yossi Klein Halevi and Michael B. Oren writing for the Jewish World Review explain Israel’s existential fears. The threat of a nuclear arsenal by a Mohammedan nation in simplest form strategically removes almost all military superiority Israel has accrued over its short modern existence.

Israel is a haven for Jews to live in a freedom from political persecution for the first time since the Maccabees successfully resisted a Hellenic Syria (Seleucid dynasty established in the area after the death of Alexander the Great). The
Maccabees successfully retook Jerusalem and purified the Temple in 164 BC. This day is celebrated by Judaism as Hanukah (aka Chanukah).

If the West abandons Israel to face a nuclear armed Mohammedan world, Israel’s military conventional forces will be nearly neutralized. An Iranian nuclear of chemical launched missile will encourage Syria and Hezbollah (and possibly other Mohammedan nations) to launch a conventional military assault on a crippled Israel.

Another scenario is the Israeli realization that the West will conclude to NOT prevent a nuclear Iran. Knowing what the strategical stakes are, Israel launches preemptive air strikes on Iran in the hope of slowing down nuclear armament. If Iran has no nukes it is probable they have chemical weapons. Iran definitely has the missile power to reach Israel. Iran launches missile strikes on Israel followed closely by tactical invasions by Syria, Hezbollah of Lebanon and radical Islamofascist terrorists from the Palestine Authority (or Palestine Liberation Organization), including infamous Hamas.

Keep in mind that the Jewish Homeland is just a little sliver of land that the arrogant Mohammedans begrudge the Jews. Twenty-first century technology and Western appeasement might produce the globes SECOND Holocaust in the deaths of millions of Jews. Over what? A mere parcel of land that was insignificant until Jews turned the land into an agricultural paradise. Before the Jewish arrivals in pre-modern Israel, the land was a waste area that Mohammedan Arabs and Turks had zero interest in.

The Mohammedans cannot stand that the Jews making the Land prosperous again because of their superiority complex. The Jews return to their homeland and Mohammedan Arabs wish to claim the credit for Jewish innovation with propaganda epithets like, “The right of return.”

There were
hardly any Arabs in the sliver of Land known as Israel today, until Jewish prosperity provided jobs for Mohammedan Arabs (later created as Palestinian Arabs).

That is the brief scenario. Halevi and Oren go into greater detail of Israeli fears. (
READ IT. This link will take you to this introduction. Simply scroll down to the Halevi and Oren assessment.)

Monday, January 29, 2007

Public Expressions of Religion Act

Senator Sam Brownback has introduced legislation to hinder the ACLU from promoting its anti-Christian agenda. I doubt the Democrats will allow it even to get it out of committee; Republicans need to keep being the protectors of Christianity. The Democratic Party certainly is the ally of the atheistic ACLU.

Will America and Israel Survive?

Newt Gingrich is acting like a Presidential candidate. This week’s Winning the Future installment offers a quite remarkable plan. Whether or not Gingrich wins the Republican nomination or is a part of a Republican Presidential Administration in 2008, he has very legitimate ideas to consider. Gingrich is not locked into a “hate Bush syndrome.” The syndrome of if it comes from Bush, the idea must be fought with all political clout available.

Newt’s thesis is a common enemy should unite Democracies of which little Israel has been on front lines since it’s modern inception.

That enemy is radical Mohammedanism. The West must find the common ground to be one to end this Islamofascism once and for all.

Newt has a plan.

Islamic Prejudice, Islamic Denial

Jillosophy Blog has brought up an excellent point about Mohammedanism in the West/America. The Mosques in America and Western Europe are doing little to offset the mentality of radical Mohammedanism. Indeed many Mosques in the West that publicly try to portray an image of a moderate Mohammedanism to the kafir (unbelievers) yet espouse Islamist preaching of radical Mohammedanism to their attendees.

The gutsy politically incorrect few make these public Western Mohammedan Rights organizations and Mosques whine about victimhood and Islamophobia. The public must be made aware that there is a Trojan enemy in their midst and it intends to virulently usurp Western Culture.

You must have an understanding as to how Mohammedanism could evolve into a threat to the concepts of Liberty, Freedom and equality of Justice:
READ The War Against Global Jihadism.

About a week ago Robert Spencer (of
Jihad Watch) wrote about this in

Pastore: Why so few Christian Patriots?

Frank Pastore provides (unfortunately) short insights as to why America is a nation with Christian roots.

It is because of these roots that America has evolved into a land of Liberty, prosperity and wide freedoms not enjoyed by much of the world’s humanity.

Pastore does not touch on this, however there is a faint suggestion of it: our American culture is threatened by more than the violence of “
the religion of peace,” Mohammedanism threatens to eradicate that which makes America great. Secular Humanism undermines Christianity, however it does support concepts derived from Christianity: Liberty and Freedom equally to all humanity.

I am not nor will ever be a proponent of Secular Humanism but at least the political agenda of Secular Humanism does not set out to be thought police or reduce humanity to second class citizenship if one is not part of the radical ideology. That is what Mohammedanism does: it sets out to proclaim the superiority of its ideology and the inferiority of all other thought and beliefs. If Mohammedanism was the law of the land or the controlling ideology, life would be comparable to a regime of fear as in old NAZI Germany, the old Soviet Union, present day North Korea and Communist China.

In other words the State would tell you how to think and live regardless of your agreement or lack thereof. What the Left does not comprehend (yet) is Mohammedanism allowed to permeate Western Democracies will terminate those democracies with democratic tools naively provided to the totalitarian thinking of radical Mohammedanism.

So I am with Frank Pastore:
Why so few Christian Patriots?

Bad News for Berger

It looks like some of the king’s (Clinton) horses and men are getting pushed further and further from the wall. Maybe Humpty Dumpty (Clinton) will take a great fall. The screws are turning on Sandy Berger.


Iranian Twelvers Prepare for Mahdi Miracles

The Twelvers of Iran are pushing a military conflict consciousness by manipulating a soon expectation of the Shi’ite Mahdi. This is not like the return of Christ in which Christian Believers are taught the power of Heaven will transform the earth and defeat Satan. The Twelvers look for a human blood bath to entice the Mahdi’s return to use human Mohammedan to inflict a blood bath on unbelievers.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Daniel Pipes Debates London Mayor Livingston

Do you know who Daniel Pipes is? Well you should! He is one of the preeminent anti-Jihadist exposés in the West, both of Mosques and Academia.

Recently Pipes was invited to a debate by London’s infamous Leftist pro-Mohammedan Mayor with Samuel Huntington’s book “The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order” as the theme of the debate.

Anti-CAIR alerted me via e-mail that this event went widely unreported by the Mainstream Media (MSM). This is remarkable since 5,000 people bought tickets and at least 150 press applications were processed to view the event.

Here is the reason the MSM has not reported on the event: Daniel Pipes and his Second in the debate SMASHINGLY cleaned up against Mayor Ken Livingston.



Dear Reader,

As you may know, Anti-CAIR uses material from leading personalities to illustrate the threat of radical Islam. To this end, we’ve used the material of Dr. Daniel Pipes on many occasions.

Dr. Pipes recently participated in a debate in London, Great Britain, at the invitation of London’s mayor, Ken Livingstone.

I invite you to read the following commentary about how Dr. Pipes & Co. did in the debate:

Then, ask yourself why you can’t read this in any of the mainstream press either in the U.K. or North America, despite the attendance of around 150 members of the media (by Dr. Pipe’s count).

Although this conference did not mention the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), it well illustrates the battle we face in North America to maintain our freedoms in the face of the radical Islamist threat posed by Islamic terrorist groups and those groups that support them.

London has already fallen to Islamist rule, the only thing yet to be settled is when does the Union Jack come down and the green flag of Islam go up?

We North Americans (I trust our Canadian brothers and sisters are still largely with us) need to more fully grasp the implications of this debate and read, very carefully, what the twin evils of “diversity” and “multiculturalism” have wrought to our British cousins.

The plague of radical Islam did not take Great Britain by force; it was not only allowed in, it was encouraged by indifference, false perceptions, and the unwillingness of England’s leaders to lead.

Two diametrically opposed cultural systems cannot peacefully co-exist in the same country, at the same time. It has never worked before in human history and there is no reason to believe it ever will.

Let us remain ever vigilant that it does not happen here.


Andrew Whitehead
Director, Anti-Council on American-Islamic Relations (ACAIR)
California, USA

Woolsey on WWIV and PA not Deserving of State

James Woolsey was Director of the CIA from 1993 - 95. This means he was the Director during the Clinton Administration. I suspect his opinions about Mohammedans limited his CIA Directorate to two years.

Here is a report on an interview Woolsey gave in Arutz Sheva (
Israel National News). I know I am a few days behind in posting this January 24 article, but it is worth the read. I doubt Woolsey’s thoughts hit the Mainstream Media (MSM).

Woolsey begins by defining his belief Western style Democracies are involved in World War IV with “Islamist Totalitarianism.” It is Woolsey’s contention that World War III was the Cold War. I agree.

Then Woolsey embarks on his reasons as to why the Arabs called Palestinians are undeserving of a sovereign nation. The central thesis of that belief is the Palestinian school systems teach extreme hatred of Jews from the earliest remedial academics through the highest academics. One example is that
the Jewish people, including references from the Koran attesting to the corrupt, dishonest character of the Jews. Here is a good article of a history of anti-Semitism which includes Mohammedan thoughts that are ingrained in their culture as fact: Roots of Anti-Semitism.


Saturday, January 27, 2007

Islamophobia Watch (Response?)

(Below is a response to a comment I found on an earlier post.)
I have received a post protesting my posts as Islamophobic. Here is the link:

The link is to SlantRight Blog. The post is a reference to Atlas Shrugs. If you are a legitimate Islamophobe watch dog, I am certain you are aware of Atlas Shrugs. I am also certain your awareness is not in a favorable light.

Someone left an Islamophobe test as a comment to my post. When I the comment I thought it was posted as a parody, however I went to visit the blog assigned to the comment:
Islamophobia Watch.

Upon visiting the blog it appears that you are a legitimate pro-Muslim website. Thus I doubt anyone of reputation left this comment on my blog:

At Sat Jan 27, 07:03:00 PM 2007, islamophobia inspector said...

OFFICIAL ISLAMOPHOBIA INSPECTION I regret to inform you that this weblog and some of its comments have been identified as potentially Islamophobic. Under EU Directive DCLXVI it is compulsory for all contributors to take the following Islamophobia test immediately:YOU MAY BE AN ISLAMOPHOBE IF...

(1) You refer to the midwinter holiday as 'Christmas'.

(2) You save loose change in a p***y-bank.

(3) You allow your children to read unexpurgated versions of Winnie the Poo.

(4) You doubt whether it's politically correct to stone rape victims.

(5) You believe that the earth is round.

(6) You think there's something weird about a 50 year old man marrying a six year old girl.

(7) Your children play with Barbie dolls, teddy bears or LEGO.

(8) You object to being a third class citizen in your own country.

(9) You fail to celebrate cultural diversity when your daughter is gang-raped for not wearing a headscarf.

(10) You think government policy should be determined by your elected representatives rather than a raging mob.

(11) You object to your taxes being used to support people who are plotting to kill you.

(12) You aren't convinced that 'Jihad' means 'Inner Spiritual Struggle'.

(13) You don't understand why the Jews must be exterminated.

(14) You aren't married to at least one of your cousins.

(15) You don't have sex with your daughter-in-law.

(16) You sometimes have doubts about BBC reporting.

(17) You occasionally wonder what's inside those walking tents.

(18) You realise that taqiyya is not a Mexican drink.

(19) You believe moderate Muslims ride unicorns.

(20) You don't appreciate the multicultural need for Methodist grandmothers to be body-cavity searched before boarding aircraft.

(21) You claim to understand the words "Slay the unbelievers wherever you find them", even though you don't speak Arabic.

(22) You fail to see the difference between criticising Islam, which is racism, and criticising Christianity, Buddhism or Hinduism, which is free-speech.

(23) You have reservations about 'faith schools' where the kids will be taught that you and your family are najis (excrement), at public expense.

(24) You don't understand why flying your country's flag has become a hate-crime.

(25) You don't believe that God is a brothel-keeper.

EVALUATING YOUR SCOREHow many of the questions did you answer 'YES'?

On a scale of 0 to 250 you are a Dhimmi and will be nominated for the Neville Chamberlain Peace Prize.

1 to 5 you are a Najis Kaffir.

6 to 10 you are an Islamophobe.

11 to 15 you are a Thought Criminal.16 to 20 you are an Enemy of Allah.

21 to 25 you are a Zionist Crusader offspring of pigs and monkeys.

Fatwas are automatically awarded for all scores above 5 Fatwas will be posted in plain brown paper envelopes in a choice of laminated or embossed styles, generously sprinkled with ricin, anthrax, sarin and polonium.

Since you are a legitimate watch dog I thought you should know that either a radical muslim or an anti-muslim comedian has left this comment on my blog.

Now as to my thoughts on Islam:

I am a Christian. I know a Muslim may find this offensive but I believe radical Muslims have taken elements of your Quran, Hadiths and Sunna transforming them into ideology of medieval hatred.

I am further concerned that there are followers of Islam who consider themselves as moderate; however the moderates do not condemn in open and public fashion the atrocities of Islamist terrorists of all sects, branches and ideologies.

Until I see a change to my concerns I will continue to publish what I consider to be expositions. I point to radical Islamics yet on the back of mind are the moderates who provide the appearance of sympathy to the goal of the radicals.

Dems Speak da Truth

The Democrats kind of follow the line of their last Presidential Candidate: “I was for it before I was against it.” (John Kerry)

Here is a January 24 compilation of high level Democrats
put together by Atlas Shrugs:


You know I am certain there are those in the military who are unhappy with President Bush if for no other reason that they are in the military and in a foreign nation risking their lives.

I have to tell you though, most of the live coverage of I find showing soldiers are that of those dedicated to the mission at hand. Of course America rarely sees that side of the military. That is a heinous omission by the Mainstream Media (MSM). The MSM often will show scandal and even give it more weight than the reality because of the MSM hatred of President George W. Bush.

I have to tell you I am not extremely happy with W currently either, however it is for different reasons that the MSM or the Slanted Left Democrats would give you. My unhappiness stems from Bush bending more to the wishes of the Democrats than toward ultimate victory in the Middle East. But that is another story.

Retired Lt. Col.
Oliver North at a Fox Blog gives a profile of the American soldier.


Atlas Shrugs did an exposition on how Mohammedan Charities are receiving donations under dubious circumstances. Her key point is that there is nearly ZERO government oversight on the State or Federal level. The particular Charity that Atlas Shrugs looks at is called the North American Islamic Shelter for the Abused or the acronym NISA. NISA is a subsidiary of Islamic Society of North America or the acronym ISNA.

NISA is supposed to be a charity in which battered women have a place to go. Essentially it is bogus. There is NO half-way house or retreat operated by NISA. NISA’s toll free number is forwarded to a home number or mobile phone number of the day.

And here is the kicker! The Council on American-Islamic Relations (
CAIR) is a prime donor to NISA. CAIR founding and past member leadership has had direct ties to radical Mohammedan terrorists. Today the CAIR leadership wholly supports the agenda of the likes of Hamas and Hezbollah.

So you see no one knows where the donations go. One can surmise it goes to terrorists due to the huge amount of unaccountable secrecy.

READ the Atlas Shrugs expose HERE.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Can We Count on an Alignment with India?

There has been a lot of talk the last couple of weeks in the Western minded world concerning China since the January 11 (or so) test military action in space orbit around Earth. China’s secretive nature brings to the table once again who is aligned with whom in the geo-politics of planet Earth.

Capitalism marketers have drooled of the potential wealth that can be accrued in China. And of course the Chinese Communist Party would benefit from the taxes of placed on foreign marketers.

On the other hand China seems to be firmly in the Russia and Iran camp because of oil and weapons exchange markets. None of that bodes well for America that has to be concerned by the amount of the American national debt that China owns.

One Bush Administration solution seems to have been to cozy up to the Chinese traditional Southeast Asian enemy – India.

India is the world’s largest democracy. India’s infrastructure is laid with Western foundation due to former British Raj. The Bush Administration has logically concluded America and India have much in common: e.g. democracy, capitalism, a common Mohammedan enemy and so forth.

America has agreed to enhance India’s nuclear technology as part of the hand of friendship.

But wait! India and America have not seen things in common until very, very recently. India received arms from the former Soviet Union and is currently in an agreement with Russia to work together to build a next generation war aircraft.

Here is Barbara Crossette’s “
Think Again: India” from Foreign Policy.

Chinese Space Adventure More Than a Warning to Taiwan

Time Magazine speculates (Peter Ritter) that China’s shoot the satellite out of space test was a message to Taiwan; i.e. we are becoming a world power and your future resistance is futile.

Ritter also speculates the Chinese test may give ammunition to American neocons that wish to make the point that America needs to counter the Chinese military build up.

I hope Ritter is correct. My estimation is that China is a viable competitor to global American hegemony. The part I am not certain about is Chinese intentions.

Do the Chinese actually wish to be a global hegemon or just a regional hegemon? The importance of this question is the global economy. A Chinese/American clash could spiral the global economy into a depression, particularly in America. The utilization of friendly competition in markets could be a huge enrichment for both America and China.

Chinese silence gives the appearance of
the clash scenario.

China Successfully Destroys Satellite with Missile

The Peoples Republic of China has inched closer to a military challenge to global American hegemony by obliterating a satellite in orbit of earth from a ground based missile.

According to Bill Wilson this could be a precursor to a Star Wars type arms race.

America buried the former Soviet Union in an arms race the former communist nation could not financially afford. So here is the kicker.

China owns a $230 billion trade surplus with America. Couple this with the fact that China also owns $1.1 trillion in foreign exchange reserves. The key word is AMERICAN DOLLARS.

In a military arms build up, China could slow America down by calling in its markers. If America abides and pays its debt the nation is hampered economically. If America reneges on its debts, the global economy will be thrown out of whack.

Katsav Should Call Clinton


President Moshe Katsav of Israel is under indictment for rape. Katsav needs to get on the phone with former President Clinton to learn how to beat the rap for rape.



Libby Eager to Reveal CIA Role in Events

Here is the report on the Libby trial.

Libby Eager to Reveal CIA Role in Events

By MICHAEL J. SNIFFEN Associated Press Writer
Jan 24 4:38 PM US/Eastern

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former vice presidential aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby was eager to make public that the CIA, not Vice President Dick Cheney, sent an ex- ambassador to check on Iraq's efforts to obtain nuclear material, a former agency executive said Wednesday.

Former CIA Iraq Mission Manager Robert L. Grenier appeared as a government witness in the trial of Libby on charges of obstruction and lying. He testified he told Libby that the idea of sending ex- ambassador Joseph Wilson to Niger was the brainchild of Wilson's wife, Valerie Plame, who worked in the CIA office that sent him in 2002.

A year later, Wilson became a prominent critic of the war, based on what he found in Niger.

Ultimately, Grenier's testimony could help prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald establish a motive for Libby to confirm her identity and employer to reporters in 2003, which Libby denies doing.
But defense attorney William Jeffress quickly questioned how Grenier's memory managed to improve substantially since he talked to investigators in 2003-2005. The defense has attacked government witnesses for inconsistencies in their statements during the investigation of the leak of Plame's name.

Such attacks on memory set the stage for the defense argument that Libby didn't lie to investigators about what he told reporters about Plame, but merely had his own memory lapse.

Plame's identity and her role in Wilson's trip were leaked to columnist Robert Novak in July 2003 shortly after Wilson publicly criticized Bush for portraying Iraq as trying to purchase uranium in Niger _ months after Wilson told the government the story was untrue.

Libby is charged with obstructing the investigation of the Plame leak and lying to the FBI and a grand jury.

Grenier said Libby called him June 11, 2003, to ask about the Wilson mission and sounded upset that Cheney's office was being blamed for sending Wilson. One of Libby's lawyers, Theodore Wells, has said Cheney was angry that Wilson was suggesting Cheney had been behind the trip, should have gotten Wilson's report and may have suppressed it.

Later that day, Grenier said, he told Libby "it was not only the Office of the Vice President driving the Wilson trip but also inquiries from State and Defense."

"Mr. Libby asked if the CIA was willing to reveal that publicly," Grenier testified.

Grenier said he checked, told Libby the CIA agreed to the release and put the CIA's spokesman on the phone with a Cheney press officer to work out details.

He testified he also told Libby that Wilson's wife worked in the CIA unit that sent Wilson and "that's where the idea came from," because she knew he had contacts in Niger.

On cross-examination, Jeffress got Grenier to acknowledge he hadn't been able to recall for the FBI in December 2003 whether he told Libby about Plame's job at CIA, and that he still was uncertain when he testified to the grand jury in January 2004 and July 2005.

Grenier's explanation _ elicited earlier by prosecutor Peter Zeidenberg in anticipation of Jeffress' attack _ was that "I kept going over it again and again in my mind" and remembered that after speaking with Libby "I felt guilty I said too much."

Grenier said his guilt arose from mentioning Plame's work at CIA. "We guard identities pretty closely," Grenier said. "In the CIA, we have a habit that if we don't need to say something, we normally don't."

Libby told a grand jury that he believed he learned Plame's identity from NBC newsman Tim Russert on July 10, 2003.

Prosecutors say Libby learned it days earlier from a stream of government officials. Their first witnesses, Marc Grossman, the former No. 3 State Department official, and Grenier both said they told Libby about Plame in early June, 2003.

Under cross-examination, Grossman acknowledged some inconsistencies in his statements about the case over time.

Associated Press writer Matt Apuzzo contributed to this report.

Copyright 2007 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
Documents for the Libby trial may be found at:

Bush OKs countering Iranians in Iraq

President Bush has authorized rules of engagement when Iranian agents (I guess that means military or civilian) to do whatever it takes to protect American soldiers in Iraq. I noticed when I read this that there was not a specific okay to cross the Iranian border to chase Iranian culprits. That begs the question: Will American forces or American assets cross the Iranian border due to the Presidential order?

I think that potential is there. The American Navy has been in a build up of Naval Carriers and other vessels the last few months. I hope the Military will begin to punish Iranian arrogance for interfering in Iraq.

According to the DEBKAfile America has the good on Iranian involvement in de-stabilizing the Iraqi government. This includes captured Iranians (among them 3rd ranking Revolutionary Guard), Computers and documents. Evidently interrogation pointed the way to find the poop on Iran.

One wonders how the Democratic Party will white wash this discovery with their cut-n-run ideology.


Thursday, January 25, 2007

Pigs Get the Ax In China TV Ads, In Nod to Muslims

Mohammedan victimhood has even reached the official atheistic State of the People’s Republic of China. You see the Chinese New Year is labeled the year of the “pig.” Nestle had prepared a marketing campaign that included Chinese New Year symbolism, which means pigs.

China vetoed the Nestle marketing campaign because it might (gag) offend Mohammedans.

Now this is remarkable for
China does not seem to mind offending Christians: the fastest growing religion in Communist China. The Chinese routinely bull doze churches and homes that are said to be illegal. Unregistered Christian Pastors and Christian Church members are routinely tortured to extricate information.

Yet the Chinese are more concerned of their violent minority of Mohammedans, than peaceful Christians that offer no overt violence to the Communist Chinese. Why is that?

I suspect it has more to do with Chinese alliances than sympathy for Mohammedans and antipathy for Christians. Who is that ally? It is Iran, a huge provider of oil to the Chinese economy. Hmm…

(** Since the WSJ story is available only by subscription, I have posted the
Blind Conservative post HERE.)

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Israel in NATO?

I just realized why I am a Blog hack and not a policy formulator. There is a discussion to make Israel a full fledged member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

This is brilliant!

Iran has been overtly belligerent calling for Israel to be wiped off the map. Add to this Iran’s aspiration to be a nuclear power in the Middle Eastern region and you have a conflagration waiting to happen.

I have had tunnel vision thoughts on this issue to wit: Either Israel acts unilaterally or America acts unilaterally or Israel and America act as allies to end the threat of a nuclear Iran.

If Israel joins NATO that transforms the equation enormously, the NATO signatories are obligated to protect each other from foreign aggression. If Iran attacked Israel, a NATO Israel would have allies that would respond with extreme prejudice.

Although this is no guarantee that psycho Iran would not attack Israel, NATO membership should go a long way toward making Iran think twice (or bimbo client state Syria for that matter). If NATO determined Iran’s nuclear threat was beyond peaceful nuclear energy, then NATO could act as one (regardless of the impotent U.N.) to neutralize the Shi’ite psychos.

If Iran attacks Israel Iran risks a multi-nation invasion that would include France, Britain and Germany.

There are some possible negatives to consider for a full NATO membership for Israel. The NATO signatory nations may force Israel to comply with some stiff measures relating to the terrorist dominated Palestine Authority. I am sure the Slanted Left Europe would see that as a bonus while Christian Right Americans and Orthodox Jews would see Palestinian Arab concessions as a sell out.

In either case the Iranian threat is the preeminent situation that needs addressed first.

Hillary for President: ewwwww!

Be sure to read the Conservative subtitles. I have seen the pro-Hilary version. The anti-Hilary version is much easier to stomach.



Plamegate will begin to hit the headlines again for a few weeks. Why? Because Special Prosecutor Fitzgerald has a jury trial against Scooter Libby involving the public release of information that Valerie Plame worked for the CIA.

So let us be clear about one thing: Fitzgerald has been on this Left Wing hunt to embarrass the Bush Administration and has NOT indicted one single person for the release of the information. Did you read that? FITZGERALD HAS NOT INDICTED ONE PERSON IN HIS ASSIGNMENT AS SPECIAL PROSECUTOR FOR THE ALLEGED CRIME OF OUTING VALERIE PLAME!

The only indictment Fitzgerald has been able to account for with tax payer money is that Scooter Libby lied to the FBI and a Grand Jury.

It is interesting that the man who did release the name is Richard Armitage. Armitage is an anti-war Republican and thus anti-Bush. And yet Fitzgerald is not prosecuting him for what his Special Prosecutor mandate is to accomplish. He is Prosecuting Libby for lying.

Scooter says he did not lie but had his memory of details was sketchy because there was more important issues the government was working on than an insignificant CIA employee that was not a top level handler who is the wife of a confirmed liar who blabbed about his wife working for the CIA more than the Press.

Libby’s lawyers have proved that one of Fitzgerald’s star witnesses is unreliable. Marc Grossman has admitted to telling two different stories about Libby to the FBI. Libby’s Lawyers also accused Grossman was coached on what to say by guess who? Richard Armitage, the actual Plame outer! Fitzgerald tried to object, the judge allowed the questioning.


Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Mohammedan-Americans Fear “24”

Jack Bauer is a fictional new John Wayne. I love it that the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) feels victimized by the “24” character. Go Jack Bauer!

Debbie Schlussel: What Happened to Me on BBC

Whoa! Debbie Schlussel probably confirmed how the British Left Wingers look at Americans.

Frankly Schlussel was straight and the Brit audience of the BBC swung back by email and phone with the venom of a serpentine Lefty devil. I am with Schlussel when she says, “I am glad they hate me.” These guys are ignorant that America will be (hopefully) their salvation from dhimmitude.

Islam converts change face of Europe

Evidently Mohammedanism is expanding in Europe more than with just immigration. There have been 100,000 converts in Britain and France alone. This is an inroad in both Mainline Protestantism and Roman Catholicism. The non-religious are the overwhelming majority in Europe (overshadowing Christianity), yet these same non-religious will become enslaved to an intolerant and virulent Mohammedanism if they are not careful.

The America terrorists never see

Dinesh D’Souza offers another perspective on how radical Islam views America and how Americans should view Radical Mohammedans.


Well I am guilty of pushing this urban legend. I will not post the link; it was a long time ago. Evidently old Black Jack Pershing did not dip bullets in pig fat and execute Filipino Mohammedans and dropping their bodies in graves filled with pig blood. If only it could be so simple.

Claim: General John J. Pershing effectively discouraged Muslim terrorists in the Philippines by killing them and burying their bodies with pigs.
Status: Undetermined.
Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2001]

HOW TO STOP ISLAMIC TERRORISTS . . . it worked once in our History . . .

Once in US history an episode of Islamic terrorism was very quickly stopped. It happened in the Philippines about 1911, when Gen. John J. Pershing was in command of the garrison. There had been numerous Islamic terrorist attacks, so "Black Jack" told his boys to catch the perps and teach them a lesson.

Forced to dig their own graves, the terrorists were all tied to posts, execution style. The US soldiers then brought in pigs and slaughtered them, rubbing their bullets in the blood and fat. Thus, the terrorists were terrorized; they saw that they would be contaminated with hogs' blood. This would mean that they could not enter Heaven, even if they died as terrorist martyrs.

All but one was shot, their bodies dumped into the grave, and the hog guts dumped atop the bodies. The lone survivor was allowed to escape back to the terrorist camp and tell his brethren what happened to the others. This brought a stop to terrorism in the Philippines for the next 50 years.

Pointing a gun into the face of Islamic terrorists won't make them flinch. They welcome the chance to die for Allah. Like Gen. Pershing, we must show them that they won't get to Muslim heaven (which they believe has an endless supply of virgins) but instead will die with the hated pigs of the devil.

Subject: How to end the war quickly if you have absolutely no respect for pigs!

An Israeli friend recently informed me that the UK fought the Islamic terrorist attacks by burying the criminals with a pig. Apparently the Islamic belief is that if ones' body is buried with a pig (because they are considered unclean) their soul will go to hell. I did a little research into this subject matter and found it to be true. This got me thinking.

If we put a baby pig on every airline flight then all suicide terrorists would abort their missions as they would not want their souls to go to hell. Additionally, if we drop shipped, oh say, 100,000 pigs into Afghanistan I think our recon and assault efforts may be more successful. Apparently Muslims dislike the very sight of pigs A LOT!

They are also adamantly opposed to alcohol, thus we spike their water supply with a few thousand gallons of moonshine, get them drunk and turn the pigs loose. The war would be over in a weekend.

Origins: The desire for simplistic solutions to complex problems has spawned several widely-circulated messages of late which seek to transform a fight against terrorism to the easily-manageable level of a horror film or a comic strip. Today's popular notion is the concept that a pig is to a Muslim as a crucifix is to a vampire — simply arm yourself with a porker, and you can use it to render even the most fanatical terrorist helpless, sending him cowering in fear lest he come into contact with anything porcine.

Such notions reduce an extremely widespread and diverse religion — and the people who follow it — to a monolithic entity with a single set of beliefs and rules to which everyone adheres. Islam has a variety of
sects and sub-sects just as Christianity has a multiplicity of denominations; assuming that all "Muslims" believe and behave identically is like assuming that all Catholics and Baptists believe and behave identically because both of the latter groups are "Christians." In one sense, messages such as the ones quoted above could be considered as silly as Muslims' proclaiming that a good way to throw the USA into disarray would be to "bomb" America with juicy steaks on Fridays, because "Americans are Christians," and "everyone knows Christians who eat meat on Fridays go to Hell." Never mind that not all Americans are Christians, that not all Christians are Catholics, that not all Catholics believe in exactly the same things, that not all Catholics are equally religious or faithful, and that even the "rules" of Catholicism have changed over time.

Also implicit in this type of reasoning is the notion that "terrorist," "Muslim terrorist," "fanatical Muslim" and "devout Muslim" are all synonymous. They aren't — just as not all Muslims are terrorists, not all terrorists are Muslims; one need not be devout to be fanatical, and not all religious fanatics are devout. Religion can be just as much about politics and power as it is about faith, and counter-religious behavior is often justified or sanctioned in the service of a "greater cause." The
terrorists who hijacked American Airlines Flight 11 were reportedly seen partaking of alcohol and engaging the services of naked lap dancers, activities which should have been anathema to true Muslims. Perhaps they were Muslims in name only, maybe they weren't all that devout, or possibly they rationalized that Allah would overlook their transgressions with booze and women since they were about to die in the service of Islam. Whatever the case, concerns about the afterlife probably wouldn't have dissuaded the hijackers from their plans to crash Flight 11 into the World Trade Center had a few pigs turned up on board the plane. If Allah was a concern, well, the hijackers could choose to believe that Allah would understand and make allowances for true warriors of the faith — after all, the Koran teaches against suicide in the first place.

Nevertheless, the idea of subduing militant Muslims by threatening to bury them with pigs has held currency for many years. Just a few weeks before the September 11 terrorist attacks on America, Deputy Israeli police minister Gideon Esra suggested in the Israeli newspaper
Yediot Aharonot that Palestinian suicide bombers be buried in pig skin or blood. In the 1939 film The Real Glory, Gary Cooper portrays Dr. Bill Canavan, an American Army doctor in 1906 Manila who "tries to protect the native population from ruthless invaders" (i.e., "Muslim fanatics"). At one point in the film, the Dr. Canavan character drapes a captured Muslim in a pigskin and proclaims that henceforth that all slain Muslim rebels will be buried in pig skins, thereby discouraging their "savagery" by threatening to prevent their entry into paradise. And, of course, the above-cited anecdote about General Pershing's handling of terrorists in the Philippines has been circulating widely ever since September and has been making the rounds even at the top levels of government in the USA:

[Drogin, 2001]

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Bob Graham (D-Fla.) cited as an example a dinner he attended last week with people who work on intelligence issues and have connections to the intelligence community. The dinner conversation ranged in part on how U.S. military commander "Black Jack" Pershing used Islam's prohibition on pork to help crush an insurgency on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao after the Spanish-American War at the turn of the last century.

In one instance, Graham explained in an interview, U.S. soldiers captured 12 Muslims. They killed six of them with "bullets dipped into the fat of pigs."

After that, Graham said, the U.S. soldiers wrapped the Muslim rebels in funeral shrouds made of pigskin and "buried them face down so they could not see Mecca. Then they poured the entrails of the pigs over them. The other six were forced to watch. And that was the end of the insurrection on Mindanao," Graham noted.

The history of the American administration of the Philippines between the Spanish cession of the islands at the conclusion of the Spanish-American war in 1898 and the attainment of full political independence in 1946 — including American attempts to "pacify" various independence-minded groups through military means — is too long and complicated to explicate here. Suffice it to say that General John J. "Black Jack" Pershing was part of the process as Governor of the troublesome
Moro Province between 1909 and 1913. We haven't yet found any references to this alleged incident in Pershing biographies, however, nor does it match the way Pershing is generally recorded as having dealt with the Moros in 1911. When they refused to obey Pershing's order banning firearms by surrendering their weapons, his response was to draft a letter to the Moros expressing sorrow that his soldiers had to resort to killing to enforce the order:

I write you this letter because I am sorry to know that you and your people refuse to do what the government has ordered. You do not give up your arms. Soldiers were sent to Taglibi so that you could come into camp and turn in your guns. When the soldiers went to camp a Taglibi, your Moros fired into camp and tried to kill the soldiers. Then the soldiers had to shoot all Moros who fired upon them. When the soldiers marched through the country, the Moros again shot at them, so the soldiers had to kill several others. I am sorry the soldiers had to kill any Moros. All Moros are the same to me as my children and no father wants to kill his own children . . .

When negotiations stalled and matters came to a head, Pershing was still reluctant to be responsible for any more loss of life than was necessary:

[Vandiver, 1977]

[Pershing] went to his offices on [14 December 1911] only to hear a message from the Sulu district governor: hundreds of hostiles gathered on Jolo's Bud Dajo! The message had dread portent. Mount Dajo, awesomely high and capped with the creater of an extinct volcano, meant sacred things to Moros. It was the refuge against fate, the last bastion of the hopeless, the place where their ancestors stood off great waves of enemies. Once on the mountain, esconced in its big cotta, Moros would die gladly, as
Leonard Wood had grimly learned. Retreat to Dajo meant a clear declaration of war.

Sobered and depressed, Jack wrote of an overriding worry: "I am sorry these Moros are such fools, but . . . I shall lose as few men and kill as few Moros as possible." Memories of Wood's
massacre of men and families on Dajo rankled in the army and still bothered the chief of staff. Obviously another such slaughter in the winter of 1911 could adversely influence the 1912 elections in the States.

Pershing's strategy was to surround the Moros and wait them out while attempting to induce them to surrender, a strategy that worked effectively: the Bud Dajo campaign ended with only twelve Moro casualties. But in his report Pershing seemed keenly aware that the best approach was not to take any action that would encourage religious fanaticism:

There was never a moment during this investment of Bud Dajo when the Moros, including women, on top of the mountain, would not have fought to the death had they been given the opportunity. They had gone there to make a last stand on this, their sacred mountain, and they were determined to die fighting . . . It was only by the greatest effort that their solid determination to fight it out could be broken. The fact is that they were completely surprised at the prompt and decisive action of the troops in cutting off supplies and preventing escape, and they were chagrined and disappointed in that they were not encouraged to die the death of Mohammedan fanatics.

Other anecdotal accounts attribute Pershing's success to his merely threatening to do as described:

Col. John J Pershing threatened the mullahs with . . . "splattering of pigs-blood on your houses and families and any who attack us and are killed will be buried in pig-skins." Consequently the mullahs made Pershing an Honorary Chieftan with little if any more trouble in his area of command.

Yet another account, from the 1938 book
Jungle Patrol, attributes the deed to someone other than Pershing:

It was Colonel Alexander Rodgers of the 6th Cavalry who accomplished by taking advantage of religious prejudice what the bayonets and Krags had been unable to accomplish. Rodgers inaugurated a system of burying all dead juramentados in a common grave with the carcasses of slaughtered pigs. The Mohammedan religion forbids contact with pork; and this relatively simple device resulted in the withdrawal of juramentados to sections not containing a Rodgers. Other officers took up the principle, adding new refinements to make it additionally unattractive to the Moros. In some sections the Moro juramentado was beheaded after death and the head sewn inside the carcass of a pig. And so the rite of running juramentado, at least semi-religious in character, ceased to be in Sulu. The last cases of this religious mania occurred in the early decades of the century. The juramentados were replaced by the amucks. .. who were simply homicidal maniacs with no religious significance attaching to their acts.

We haven't eliminated ruling out the possibility that Pershing at some point chose to deal with a group of "Mohammedan fanatics" in a manner similar to the one described above, but so far all we've turned up are several different accounts and nothing that documents Pershing's involvement.

Nonetheless, the "discouraging Muslim terrorists by burying them with pigs" concept is still invoked today, even if the evidence of its use (or success) remains nebulous:

[Philps, 2002]

JEWISH settlers have come up with a new way to deter Palestinian suicide bombers - wrapping their corpses in pigskin to deprive them of the fruits of paradise.

The settlers believe that contact with a pig, an unclean animal for Muslims and Jews, will rob the bomber of the reward of martyrdom, traditionally said to be 72 virgins.

Settlers at Gush Katif, in the Gaza Strip, were the first to claim to have defiled the body of a dead Palestinian with "pigskin and lard". Residents of Efrat, a Jewish settlement near Bethlehem, said they did the same to a Palestinian building worker who tried to blow up their supermarket on Friday, but was shot dead before most of the explosives detonated.

Shlomo Riskin, chief rabbi of Efrat, defended the practice: "If burial in pigskin will deter suicide bombers, then it is incumbent on us to do this. We should do anything to save life."

There has been no photographic evidence of daubing with lard and no one has come forward as the supplier of the pork, leading some to suspect that the settlers are trying to scare off future suicide bombers, who are mainly impressionable young men.

But the rabbi said: "I truly believe it happened. The pigskin was supplied by someone with a good sense of initiative. The body was lying by the supermarket for three to four hours. There was plenty of time."

Pork is considered an abomination by observant Jews, but is produced at one kibbutz and enjoyed by secular Israelis.

Palestinian Muslims reacted with scorn to the idea, saying the soul went to paradise and was unaffected by any taint to the body.

"The keys to heaven are not in the hands of settlers," said Sheikh Hassan Youssef, for Hamas, whose military wing has sent dozens of suicide bombers into Israel.

Islamic reference books say the body of a martyr who dies for the faith is so pure that it does not need to be washed before burial, in contrast to the usual Muslim practice.

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