Saturday, December 31, 2011

Bare Naked Islam is back online, for the moment. What a difference a day makes.

WordPress has given a temporary reprieve to Bare Naked Islam but has ordered the site to leave by January 6, 2012. Less than a day after word began to spread that WordPress had pulled the plug on this valiant anti-Islamic web site, the great lady who runs this site announced she was told by officials at WordPress that CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the unindicted co-conspirators in the Holy Land Foundation - Hamas terrorist funding trial, had nothing to do with the complaints to close it down. At the same time, CAIR was boasting of its victory. Clearly, someone is not telling the truth. In any case, it is good to see that BNI has been reinstated and I hope they relocate to a more stable host server that does not succumb to political pressure as easily as WordPress.


My name is Nelson Abdullah
and I am Oldironsides
I stand with Israel and for Freedom of Speech in America.

Friday, December 30, 2011

CAIR manages to shut down a strong voice against worldwide Islamic terrorism. Push begins to reinstate Bare Naked Islam.

It was reported yesterday on Pamela Geller's web site Atlas Shrugs that another web site called Bare Naked Islam has been shut down by the host site Wordpress.com. Bare Naked Islam was a site that carried news about Islamic extremist atrocities from all over the world and displayed it in a vividly detailed photojournalism style. Admittedly, you sometimes needed a strong stomach to watch the videos of the beheadings and the burned and mutilated corpses following some local display of Muslim outrage, but that is the price we pay for the truth.

BNI Shut Down Again, Hamas-Tied CAIR Does Victory Dance

Hamas-tied CAIR has been calling for some time for BNI to be shut down because of comments. Wordpress (the blog platform) responded by shutting down BNI in late November and then reinstating it; now it has been shut down again, and the Hamas-linked nazi goup CAIR is doing a victory dance. They're claiming credit, although details are sketchy: the BNI publisher says Wordpress hasn't given her any explanation for suspending the site, and that she has been monitoring comments closely since November 26, when the site was first shut down.
But it wasn't the gory graphical details that got Bare Naked Islam in trouble. It was their vocal protest against the cable television show All-American Muslim and their support for Lowe's Home Improvements decision to pull their ads from that controversial show that raised the complaints from CAIR to pull the plug on BNI. All-American Muslim was nothing but a white-washed pile of propaganda that was spreading lies about a very sinister group of people who masquerade as a Religion of Peace while practicing the most barbaric customs. Islam has been attributed to 99.9% of all the terrorist attacks in recent history as the motivating factor, including the attacks on America on 9-11-2001.
I have a personal attachment to Bare Naked Islam because last year I designed and created the masthead logo you see above. I have also sent the following email to Wordpress.com in their defense. Whether or not you approve of BNI's strong opinions, I strongly urge everyone who reads this to do the same. If a subversive group can succeed in silencing its opposition then where will we find an outlet for the truth? If it can happen to BNI, it can happen to any of us. Contact support@wordpress.com
One of the founding principles of America is acknowledged in 1st Amendment of our Constitution that guarantees Freedom of Speech. It is a matter of fact that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that even such vile and disgusting statements as "Thank God For Dead Soldiers" are protected rights when members of the Westboro Baptist Church carried those signs at military funerals. In our own history we have read that famous quote commonly attributed to Voltaire,  "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. " and it was such thoughts that led to our Founding Fathers to create the Bill of Rights.
Bare Naked Islam should not be silenced for whatever they say no matter how unpleasant it may appear to some people. As the saying goes, "The truth often hurts" and Bare Naked Islam has always provided the sources for their reporting.
Today we are living in an age where a very powerful news media can and does distort the news and hide certain facts from the public. One perfect example has been the results of the 2008 trial in Federal Court in Dallas, Texas of the Holy Land Foundation where several leaders were convicted of funneling charity donations to the terrorist group Hamas. At the conclusion of this trial several other Islamic groups were identified as unindicted co-conspirators and one of them was CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations. Despite this fact, CAIR is still widely recognized as the official spokesgroup for Muslims in America and virtually no newspaper ever reminds its readers of their involvement in the Holy Land Foundation trial. CAIR is known to be the major group behind the complaints against Bare Naked Islam and I believe there arguments should be ignored because of their biased background.
I strongly urge you, in the name of fairness, to reinstate the Wordpress web site Bare Naked Islam.
Regards,
Nelson Abdullah
Independence, Kentucky
I am Oldironsides.

 

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Communist Party, USA, outlines strategy to re-elect Barack Hussein Obama.

If there was ever a doubt what America is up against in next year's presidential election, the following report should clear it up. The Communist Party has been organizing a campaign to keep Barack Hussein Obama in the White House so that he can complete their progressive, socialist change of our country. And have no more doubt that Obama doesn't welcome that support because he has surrounded himself with communists since he was a child. His mother was a communist and his mentor, Frank Marshal Davis, was a communist, and his closest friends, who helped launch his political career, Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dorhn, were both founding members of the terrorist group Weather Underground. His closest allies in Congress are the 70 members of the Democratic Socialists of America.
This is a complete repost of Trevor Loudon's report from the New Zeal Blog  www.trevorloudon.com  This web site, located in New Zealand, has the world's largest collection of documented material on Barack Hussein Obama. This web site also was the first to reveal Obama's membership in the Chicago New Party, another group of political leftists that helped get him elected in 1996 to the Illinois Senate.
Posted: 27 Dec 2011 05:04 PM PST

In a Christmas break message to his party, Communist Party USA vice chair Jarvis Tyner has confirmed the vital importance of the build up to the 2012 elections to “set the stage for a new progressive era and for a socialist transformation.”

Tyner draws clear right/left battle lines and the communist’s commitment to Party ‘friend’ President Barack Obama and to the Democratic Party cause:


Jarvis Tyner, center
2012 is a big election year and as we know the stakes are very high. The right-wing Republican opposition unashamedly defends the wealth and privilege of the 1% over the 99% that includes tens of millions who are struggling to survive. These self-proclaimed patriots are willing to wreck our country in order to defeat Barack Obama in 2012 elections. Our party and youth league are an active part of the great democratic mass that is standing against them.
Jarvis Tyner also makes it clear that a key part of the Communist Party/Democratic Party game plan, will be use of the “race card.”
If the Republicans and Tea Party gang want people to stop accusing them of racism, there is a solution. They must end their long history of using racist scapegoating and pushing racist policies and practices. After the passage of the Civil rights and voting rights acts in the mid sixties the racist Southern white Democrats (called “Dixiecrats”) en mass joined the ranks of the Republican Party. They were warmly welcomed. Today without their racist Southern base of voters the Republicans could not win the presidency, or any national election. They literally thrive on racism as a party. And that is why there is a virulent racist component to almost every program they advance today.
It begins with the disgraceful attacks on the first African American president. But continues also on the issues of reducing the size of the federal government and privatization, which means that the government will not be able to stop massive corporate abuse of working people.
It means the destruction of vital public services and the jobs of public workers who are disproportionately African American and Latino unionized workers. And the privatization, characterization and destruction of public education are primarily aimed at predominantly Black and Latino school.
The racist component is dramatically present in the incarceration rates for African-American males and the use of the death penalty. Since a higher proportion of African American and Latino workers are members of unions then other racial groups, the Republicans pro-corporate anti-union drive also has a strong racist component. One of the most backward parts of the Republican program is the racist attack on Mexican immigrants.
There is a direct correlation between the level of racism and the fight for democracy, peace and for socialism. In our country in a special way, racism blunts the fight against capitalist exploitation and oppression and US imperialism. These struggles cannot be advanced without an ongoing struggle against racism.
Tyner then goes onto outline the Communist Party’s commitment to Democratic Party victories over several decades;
Our party had clear differences with the liberal John F. Kennedy but in 1960 election our policy was defeat Nixon. Same with 1964 — defeat Goldwater. In 1968 we had a Presidential ticket but our strategy remained–defeat Nixon. In 1972, when I ran with Gus Hall, the sharpest edge of our criticism was against Nixon.
In 1976, Carter ran against Ford. The sharpest edge of our campaign was against Ford and the Republicans. All the while we have had big differences with the Democrats but policies of the Republican right represented the main danger and the main obstacle to moving forward. The fight to advance the democratic and revolutionary process forward toward greater and greater changes requires defeating the greatest danger. And that is what we did. And the process did go forward.
Tyner blames Obama’s limited successes on the movement that backed him. To Tyner, the left was only able to make big gains in America during the 1930s, even under Democratic presidents, because of the major leftist social movements of that era – which, though Tyner doesn’t say it, were largely communist controlled.

Now is the time for a new social upheaval, to pressure Obama into doing what the left wants – or more accurately to give Obama an excuse to do what he wants to anyway:
It is true Obama has fallen short on some issues and made concessions and some tactical turns to which we take exception. That was the Obama with out the militant social movement that Roosevelt had during the New Deal.
The democratic forces are getting their second wind. Congresswomen Donna Edwards described this period as a “FDR moment.” At the height of the Wisconsin struggle, the Rev. Jesse Jackson described it as a “Martin Luther King moment…”
What were they talking about? They are talking about a new willingness to struggle by democratic masses, about new movements emerging. There is a new movement among the youth. It has a great potential of gaining a deeper understanding of what are winning tactics. Their demands can be won with a broader more inclusive approach…. Higher levels of class and racial unity must be achieved for further progress.
Where will this new movement come from? Tyner makes it clear that it will come from new alliances of existing organizations – including the labor movement and Occupy Wall Street. If the communists have their way, the GOP and the Tea Party movement will be shunted aside. The communist led “peace movement,” no longer concerned with Iraq, will turn its attention to domestic issues:
New battle lines have been drawn. The Occupy Wall Street movement and the fight for the American Jobs Act have fired up the democratic forces. They are taking the offensive. We must continue to be fully involved. The announcement that the troops will be withdrawn from Iraq means it’s time for peace action!
The Occupy Wall Street movement based on the reality that the problem is the 1% capitalist ruling class and “we the people” are the 99% majority. That is an advanced idea and in harmony with our anti monopoly strategy. But to mobilize the 99% means building a popular front style movement. Narrow sectarian politics of “my way or the highway” will not suffice. Views that “I will only work with the left, and the center is the enemy” will not mobilize the 99%.
Why are we confident about this point? Because it was the broad united from tactics that our party brought forth that was key to basic change like defeating fascism and that built the New Deal and industrial unions.
All these forces will be mobilized by the Communist Party to ensure the re-election of Obama in 2012. The stakes are high. The Communist Party actually sees socialism within its grasp:
Next year we are proposing a national conference on strategy and tactics. How do we get to socialism? The incredible 2011 election victories in Ohio, Mississippi, Arizona, Maine, New Jersey and elsewhere tell us a lot about where masses are at politically. It’s time for action; to mobilize masses for jobs, to tax the rich and to register, educate and mobilize, voters for next November and beyond. The right wing can be defeated in 2012.
Organized labor understands this. The major anti racist organizations under stand this…
And I can tell you, comrades, we can criticize Obama, and when it is done in a united front way he has shown that he can be moved. The whole effort of the Congressional Black Caucus and Progressive Caucus to organize town meetings and job fairs, which drew large crowds across the country, played a big role in pushing Obama to come up with his American Jobs Act, which is laying the basis for a big defeat of the right in 2012.
Frankly comrades, speaking as one who has been politically active under nine different presidents — five of the right wing Republicans, four liberal Democrats — all the while pushing for progressive change and the ideal of a socialist USA; from many decades of struggling and pushing for change, nothing Barack Obama has done or failed to do in the last three years is a reason to sit back and not take part in this tremendous historic struggle to defeat the extreme right wing at the polls next year.
We need to treat this like the life and death struggle that it is. As Sam Webb has put it …If you want to know what the Right will do to the country look at what they are doing everywhere they dominate the political and legislative process. What the working class did last week in Ohio, Mississippi, Maine, Arizona and New Jersey showed a high understanding of what is at stake and a determination to reverse the setback in 2010. This battle can be won. For sure, cynicism and pessimism will not lead to victory. It will take a lot of work. There will be setbacks and disappointments no doubt. But we can and must be optimistic: this battle can be won.
The tea party was supposed to be the new majority trend in our country. But where is the tea party now? They are still a well-organized and financed group. They tried to help Walker and Kasich. I’m sure they were working in Ohio, Miss., etc., but they could not match the united might of organized labor, the unity of black, brown and white, Asian Pacific, Native American Indian in struggle. Men, women, youth, old, gay and straight – united nothing can stop us.
Where was the tea party? They had plenty of money but they were out organized, out strategized, and most importantly, their bankrupt ideas are losing support among honest working people. They are not a match for the united power of the organized working people, along with racial and nationally oppressed, youth and students, women, LGBT, peace and justice struggling together in a broad popular front. That’s what is needed to turn the tide.
Our job is to contribute all that we can to maximize that power. And that is what will set the stage for a new progressive era and for a socialist transformation. Big progressive change is closer then we think.
If  Tyner’s message isn’t a wake up call to US patriots and conservatives, nothing will be. This guy is serious, and while his party is small he has the influence to back his ideas with organization and action.

2012 may well be the year that decides the fate of America and indeed the world.

Don’t let Jarvis Tyner and the Communist Party tip the balance in the wrong direction.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Why is our news media afraid to speak the truth about Islam?

Hate Jews. Hate Catholics. Hate Protestants. Mock them, malign them, ridicule them, drag their names through the mud. Post messages of hate and threats of death on their web sites and blogs and no one raises an eyebrow. Yes, all is fair game. But dare not say a word to embarrass a Muslim or tell the truth about Islam or even quote a violent or incendiary passage from the Islamic holy book, the Qur’an. Up until now those who do tell the truth about Islam are labeled as bigots but thankfully we are in America, the Land of the Free and not in Europe. There, a woman in Austria was convicted of a crime for calling the Prophet Muhammad a pedophile because he had sex with his 9-year old child bride Aisha whom he married when she was 6-years old (as detailed in the Islamic Hadiths Bukhari 58:234 and the Qur'an Sura 8:3309). Or in The Netherlands where Geert Wilders, a Member of Parliament, spent years defending charges of religious hatred because he read aloud passages from the Qur’an at a public meeting. But thanks to our secretary of state Hillary Clinton, she is working with the United Nations to approve a treaty that would make it a crime in America to criticize Islam just like in Europe. 

Muslims can insult Christianity by claiming Jesus was a prophet of Allah just like Muhammed and Muslims can display that message on public transportation, but try, as Pamela Geller at Atlas Shrugs did, to run an ad on Detroit city buses advising anyone who wanted to leave Islam they could get help by visiting a web site and the ads are refused. 

Carry picket signs that say “Thank God for dead soldiers” at military funerals and the U.S. Supreme Court rules that it is covered by our 1st Amendment Free Speech rights, “no matter how vile or hateful it may be”.
But dare not write a word in the press about Islamic Honor Killings in America, like what happened in Grapevine, Texas on Christmas. Thankfully, we have some brave and courageous bloggers who write the truth about Islam, such as Robert Spencer at Jihad Watch and Pamela Geller at Atlas Shrugs who wrote about the Dallas Morning News story that gave all the details about what happened in Grapevine except the final conclusion that it was another Muslim committing an Honor Killing.
Islamic honor killing in Texas: "Santa" who murdered family on Christmas morning was Muslim who didn't like his daughter dating a non-Muslim 
Robert Spencer at Jihad Watch

Aziz Yazdanpanah, a Muslim, didn't like his daughter's non-Muslim boyfriend and was exhibiting stalker behavior. “She couldn’t date at all until she was a certain age, but when he was going to let her date she couldn’t date anyone outside of their race or religion.”

Again and again we have seen honor killings in which fathers kill daughters who are dating non-Muslims or have supposedly besmirched the family honor by some sexual indiscretion. Lt. Todd Dearing says that motive isn't important -- which is generally only the case when Islam is involved.
Atlas Shrugs reported this story from Texas that contained an account from an 18-year old classmate of one of the victims, Nona Narges Yazdanpanah, the 19-year-old daughter of Aziz Yazdanpanah, the father who killed his family.
"Neighbors horrified at news of family’s slayings in Grapevine,"
by Gloria Salinas and Scott Goldstein for the Dallas Morning News, December 26

GRAPEVINE — Aziz Yazdanpanah seemed to be losing control of his life in recent months — his wife left him, his house was in foreclosure, and his 19-year-old daughter was dating a young man he didn’t like.

Yazdanpanah, a volunteer high school debate coach described as a doting father, is the focus of suspicion a day after a Christmas morning massacre in which a man dressed as Santa Claus killed six relatives and then committed suicide.

Grapevine police arrived at the Lincoln Vineyard Apartment Homes a few minutes before noon and discovered bodies sprawled among opened presents and wrapping paper. The victims were ages 15 to 58....

Citing public records and interviews with friends and neighbors, media reports Monday identified Yazdanpanah and others who had died: his estranged 55-year-old wife, Fatemeh Rahmati, their 19-year-old daughter, Nona Narges Yazdanpanah, and 15-year-old son, Ali Yazdanpanah.

Friends of the family said Fatemeh Rahmati’s 58-year-old sister, Zohreh Rahmaty, and her husband, Hossein Zarei, 59, and daughter Sahra Zarei, a 22-year-old pre-med student at the University of Texas at Arlington, also were killed.
Further down there is this:
“She would come to school crying and telling us her dad was crazy,” said Lacie Reed, 18. “He wouldn’t let her wear certain things. He was always taking her phone away, checking her call history and checking her text messages.”

Friends said Nona’s father had installed cameras all around the home so he could watch the family’s comings and goings. Others said he nailed her bedroom window shut so she could not sneak out at night and see her boyfriend.

“She couldn’t date at all until she was a certain age, but when he was going to let her date she couldn’t date anyone outside of their race or religion,” Reed said.
The Qur'an, the Islamic holy book, contains hundreds of violent passages aiming hatred against Jews and Christians, in addition to depicting the most barbaric forms of torture and death and by the definitions of a "hate crime" contained in the Federal Matthew Shepard Hate Crime Act it should be banned. Yet, instead of banning this book it is being protected by our news media and government officials and its critics are being attacked for telling the truth. Don't take my word for this, read the English translation at the University of Southern California web site Center for Muslim-Jewish Engagement.
  (Note: the USC web site now requires some special software to read and search through their translation. The link goes to another site that has those same documents)
 



The true purpose of the OCCUPY movement is becoming very clear.

WND.com has a story today that bears reading with a different point of view kept in mind. The reason being that the obvious purpose for what this group of leftist protesters is doing is to lay the groundwork for widespread civil unrest that would give Barack Hussein Obama a legal excuse to implement Martial Law in the name of public safety, and to postpone the 2012 presidential elections if he felt himself in danger of losing. WND.com doesn't mention this potential but I have written about is on several occassions. The WND story does not contain a link to the 15-page document that Klein mentions but the author quotes from it within his story.
'Anonymous' plans for 'violent revolution'
Hacking group that helped protests warns of 'bloody mess'

By Aaron Klein
The hackers known as "Anonymous," who helped organize and support the Occupy movement's protests, have released an online survivor guide for citizens "in case of a violent revolution in your country."

The guide warns protests can be a "bloody mess." It trains rioters on how to avoid tear gas, rubber bullets and live ammunition.

The 15-page PDF document claims police will not help protesters and may actually be enemies of the revolution while warning that protest groups may be infiltrated by "fake civilians."

"This Guide is for civilians who feel they are about to be caught up in a violent uprising or revolution to overthrow the oppressive government of their country," begins the Anonymous survival kit.

"Although a revolution in favor of the people is a joyful thing when seen from the outside, it can be a bloody mess for those inside it," continued the kit.

The survival guide was distributed for download this past weekend by Anonymous' assorted Twitter and Facebook pages.

Read more: 'Anonymous' plans for 'violent revolution' http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=381477#ixzz1hlIgYFGK

 

Watch out for that fly on the wall, it may really be there to bug your home.

The British newspaper Daily Mail has a story about some very hi-tech uses for modifying bugs to help search for victims of earthquakes and other natural disasters. After reading about the miniaturized listening devices and motion detectors and power supplies being applied to various insects to allow them to fly into areas where rescue teams cannot go, I was immediately impressed with how easily this could be changed to permit spying by a covert government agency. The old expression about the "fly on the wall" takes on a new meaning. The article is straightforward in its description of the life-saving uses but every good idea can often be turned into a tool for evil.
Don't tread on me, I'm a hi-tech life-saver! Insects could be used to help find survivors during disaster rescue operations

By Rob Cooper

Last updated at 9:35 PM on 26th December 2011

Flying insects fitted with tiny cameras and microphones could be used to search for earthquake survivors during rescue operations, scientists have said.
The tiny devices will power themselves by harnessing power from wing movements.

By converting kinetic energy into electricity, the device could have a lasting power source.
Cyborg insect: This green june beetle is fitted with a tiny motion generator to produce electricity. This could be used to power a camera and a microphone
Cyborg insect: This green june beetle is fitted with a tiny motion generator to produce electricity. This could be used to power a camera and a microphone
Professor Khalil Najafi and an engineering student are developing the technology to 'scavenge' electricity from the body at the University of Michigan.
The project is being paid for by the government-run Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency.
Read the rest along with additional pictures here:
With our ever-vigilant Homeland Security now using (supposedly unarmed) Predator drones within America to search out terrorists anyone can only guess what their next step will be. And we all know by now what groups have been identified as potential domestic terrorists. Us!
I wonder if the 2nd Amendment protects our right to own a fly swatter?
 
  

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas in the Middle East. "This is what Islam does to you"

Devout Christians throughout the world attended Midnight Mass last night to celebrate the Birth of Jesus Christ ... or tried to attend at the risk of death or torture. This is something we in America take for granted but in other parts of the world it takes on a very different meaning. Here are some reports from other places where more devout Christians are being turned into martyrs every day for refusing to give up their faith. And yet another story written by a Muslim who has discovered the true meaning of the Qur'an and tries desperately to leave Islam after reading in English what he had been blindly reciting in Arabic all his life without knowing what he said.

Indonesia, via Jihad Watch:
Indonesia's Christmas tradition: Turning a blind eye to persecution and intimidation of Christians
Indonesia saw many similar cases of harassment and intimidation last Christmas, and this year threatens more of the same. "West Java: Islamic extremist groups threaten Catholics, Christmas celebrations at risk," by Mathias Hariyadi for Asia News, December 23:
Jakarta (AsiaNews) - Islamic fundamentalist groups in Parung, Bogor regency, West Java province, are threatening and "warning" the local Catholic community, victims of attacks in anticipation of the holiday season. At the risk of the celebration of Masses and religious services, especially with regard to the faithful of the parish of St. John the Baptist, long the center of a dispute between Christians and Muslims that revolves around the building construction permit.
They celebrated last year's Christmas Mass in a parking lot.
A statement published by the "Parung Society of Muslim" emphasizes the "strong support" of the stance of the Govenor of Bogor regency, who opposes the plan to build a church for the faithful of the parish of St. John the Baptist. Again, the controversy revolves around the infamous IMB - the Izin mendirikan bangunan - essential for any contrustion in Indonesia and even more difficult to obtain when it comes to a place of Christian worship.
Iraq, reported on Atlas Shrugs:
"Midnight Masses canceled in Iraq because of growing security concerns,"
from the Catholic News Service, December 23 (thanks to Pamela Geller):
LONDON (CNS) -- Chaldean Catholic officials have canceled traditional Christmas Eve midnight Masses because of security risks. 
Chaldean Archbishop Louis Sako of Kirkuk in northern Iraq told the agency Aid to the Church in Need that Christians will spend Christmas in "great fear" because of the risk of new attacks.
All services and Masses have been scheduled for daylight hours, he said in an interview with Rome-based AsiaNews.
"Midnight Christmas Mass has been canceled in Baghdad, Mosul and Kirkuk as a consequence of the never-ending assassinations of Christians," he said, citing the Oct. 31, 2010, attack on the Syrian Catholic cathedral that left 57 people dead in the Iraqi capital.
Archbishop Sako also expressed concern over the growing conflict between Sunni and Shiite Muslims vying for political power. He said the conflict has led to growing instability, especially in the days since the pullout of U.S. military troops in mid-December....
Egypt, from a post on Big Peace:
In Egypt, Christians endure their ‘Kristallnacht’
On December 7, Cynthia Farahat, a Coptic writer and human rights activist, testified before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission about the plight of her people. Farahat’s colleague Michael Mosad was one of the Christian men crushed by a military vehicle during the October 9 Maspero massacre, triggered by Copts protesting the burning of their churches by Islamist thugs. Farahat told the commission:
His legs were nearly severed from his body. As [Michael’s fiancĂ©e] sat next to him …soldiers gathered … brutally beating and kicking his motionless body. Vivian threw her body over his to protect him … but military officers beat and cursed her; they called her an infidel, ‘Christian sons of dogs,’ and worse–
Christian persecution is spread throughout the Middle East, I told them. Christians are under siege in Iraq. In Syria, they are clasping tight to Bashir al Assad as a sort of protector, and will be completely vulnerable if – or when – he falls. The Lebanese Christians are threatened by Hezbollah, and the Sudanese Christians lost millions to the Jihad over the last two decades. Christians (and Jews) have been thoroughly “cleansed” from Saudi Arabia already.

Bothaina Kamel, a Muslim TV personality who hid inside a television station during the protests, heard the soldiers and the policemen yelling “Allahu Akbar” as they brutally beat the protestors.

Kamel told the commission she was able to get out of the building only by claiming she was a believing Muslim. She said that she had been warned that the military was inspecting people’s hands, as many Copts had tattoos of crosses. She said to leave the building, she had to trudge through the blood of Christians whom the soldiers had beaten to death.
Pakistan, via a first-person account on Liberated:

Saturday, December 24, 2011


This Is What Islam Does to You

I was born in a very typical Sunni Muslim household, not very conservative like the Arabs, but nevertheless religious enough. I was born in Karachi, Pakistan to a very respectable Mohajjir family (mohajjirs are immigrants from India from the time of the partition in 1947). I moved to another Muslim country with my parents when I was just 10 years old and still live there.

I really wish there were a way I could freely live in a free society where I could follow the religion that I want without any compulsion. So far, I am not really sure what I am. I just know that I am not an atheist, because I do believe in a God, but that God cannot be the Allah of Mohammed. God is kind and merciful, not evil, cruel, mean and sadistic, as is Allah.

Have you ever read the Quran in English? I never did, I mean all my life I just recited the Quran in Arabic without understanding a single word until August of this year, when I purchased a copy of the English Quran and read the translation for the first time. Previously I had read some parts of it in English, but never the whole thing. But this year in August I read it from cover to cover, and then also read other references on the internet. Then I finally reached the conclusion that this book is the most evil thing on the face of this earth. It teaches nothing else except hatred and violence. I can no longer be a part of a cult which subjugates its followers, making them mere blind puppets with no mind of their own.
Please read the rest of the story written by this brave person who wants so much to leave Islam and convert to Christianity while living in Pakistan. And may I suggest you also read some of the comments posted by a few Muslims who threaten the writer.

And leading up to our joyous Christmas Season here is another compilation of incidents directed at Christians throughout the Islamic world showing once more how the Religion of Peace got its name. This article comes from Raymond Ibrahim over at Hudson NY. I have begun my quote in the middle of the article and strongly urge you to read the full story and the entire list of atrocities against Christians.
Muslim Persecution of Christians: November, 2011
by Raymond Ibrahim
Hudson New York
December 21, 2011
Meanwhile, it was revealed that "Christians are being refused refugee status [in the U.S.] and face persecution and many times certain death for their religious beliefs under Sharia, while whole Muslim communities are entering the U.S. by the tens of thousands per month despite the fact that they face no religious persecution."
Categorized by theme, November's batch of Muslim persecution of Christians around the world includes (but is not limited to) the following accounts, listed according to theme and in alphabetical order by country, not necessarily severity.
Churches
Ethiopia: More than 500 Muslim students assisted by Muslim police burned down a church, while screaming "Allahu Akbar" (and thus clearly positing their attack in an Islamic framework); the church was built on land used by Christians for more than 60 years, but now a court has ruled that it was built "without a permit."
Indonesia: Hundreds of "hard-line" Muslims rallied to decry the "arrogance" of a beleaguered church that, though kept shuttered by authorities, has been ordered open by the Supreme Court. Church members have been forced to hold services on the sidewalk, even as Indonesia's leading Muslim clerics warned Christians that it would be "wise and sensible" for the church to yield to "the feelings of the local believers, specifically Muslims."
Iran: The nation's minister of intelligence said that house churches in his country are a threat to Iranian youth, and acknowledged a new series of efforts to fight the growth of the house church movement in Iran.
Nigeria: Islamic militants shouting "Allahu Akbar" carried out coordinated attacks on churches and police stations, including opening fire on a congregation of "mostly women and children," killing dozens. The attacks occurred in a region where hundreds of people were earlier killed during violence that erupted after President Jonathan, a Christian, beat his closet Muslim rival in April elections.
Turkey: The ancient Aghia Sophia church has been turned into a mosque. Playing an important role in ecumenical history, the church was first transformed into a mosque in 1331 by the jihadist Ottoman state. As a sign of secularization, however, in 1920 it was turned into a museum. Its transformation again into a mosque is a reflection of Turkey's re-Islamization.
So to my fellow Christians in America, while you are looking forward to the after-Christmas sales and gift exchanges, many more Christians are just looking for a peaceful place to simply observe their faith. To Christians everywhere I wish you all a Joyous and Blessed Christmas.

 

Merry Christmas, everyone.

To my Christian friends I wish you all a most Blessed and Merry Christmas and to my Jewish friends I wish you all a Happy Hanukkah.

 

Friday, December 23, 2011

Liberal news media and Democrats fault NYPD anti-terrorist surveillance program.

Ever since the Islamic inspired attack on 9-11 the New York City Police Department has been conducting the most intense surveillance program of any U.S. city on its Muslim population. It was the Associated Press that uncovered a lengthy training manual developed by the NYPD to assess the dangers. Here is a link to the 90-page report published on the NYPD web site NYPDSHIELD.


Yet, in a story published today, the Associated Press blames the NYPD for the ineffectiveness of the program even though in the opening paragraphs they acknowledge that two radicalized Muslim terrorists came out of mosques located in NYC.
NYPD's spying programs produced mixed results

* By MATT APUZZO, ADAM GOLDMAN and EILEEN SULLIVAN Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) - When New York undercover officers and informants were infiltrating a mosque in Queens in 2006, they failed to notice the increasingly radical sentiments of a young man who prayed there. Police also kept tabs on a Muslim student group at Queens College, but missed a member's growing anti-Americanism.

Those two men, Najibullah Zazi at the mosque and Adis Medunjanin at the school, would go on to be accused of plotting a subway bombing that officials have called the most serious terrorist threat to the United States since Sept. 11, 2001.

Ever since The Associated Press began revealing New York Police Department spying programs on mosques, student groups, Muslim businesses and communities, those activities have been stoutly defended by police and supporters as having foiled a list of planned attacks.

Read more: http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/news/national/nypds-spying-programs-produced-mixed-results#ixzz1hN2M6ePA
While the AP story mixes the NYPD's accomplishments with mistakes it clearly paints a picture that something is very wrong. The story is also published on Fox News at this link:  http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/12/23/nypds-spying-programs-produced-mixed-results-1054645946/
Buried down in this story is the revelation that Democrats in Congress have been very much against the NYPD program, most likely because it has been so effective.
After House Democrats circulated a letter signed by 34 members of Congress recently asking for a federal review of the NYPD's intelligence programs, King, the New York Republican, accused them of smearing the police department.
The Justice Department under Eric Holder repeatedly has sidestepped questions about what it thinks about the NYPD programs revealed by the AP. Some Democrats in Congress have asked prosecutors to investigate. Since August, the department has said only that it is reviewing those requests.
While the U.S. Dept. of Justice has successfully prosecuted the terrorist funding trial of the Holy Land Foundation and proved in Federal Court in Dallas, Texas that CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, was part of the Muslim groups funneling charitable donations to the Hamas terrorist group, Barack Hussein Obama has approved of several Muslim appointments to his White House staff and to the Dept. of Homeland Security.

 

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

December 21, 1988, the beginning of the end of Pan American World Airways.

Some say it was the Airline Deregulation Act that was pushed through during the Jimmy Carter administration that signaled the end of Pan Am. As a political comment, it always seems that Democrats have a unique talent for mucking things up, supposedly for the benefit of the people but in the end for the benefit of no one. When something works don't try to fix it.  Before that dramatic change Pan Am was a profitable company content on flying its international routes but Pan Am was much more than just an international airline. During its glorious history Pan American World Airways was a pioneer company that explored airline routes across the globe and, literally, built some of the airports it would fly into in many far away places. Pan Am’s influence was behind the development of jet travel with, first, the Boeing 707 and the Douglas DC-8 and later, the Boeing B747 jumbo jet.

Pan American World Airways began in 1927, founded and run by Juan Trippe. I only came on board in 1962 and am proud to have been a part of this great company for almost half of its life as I stayed until the end in 1991. I felt the pride shared by my fellow employees as being part of the world’s most experienced airline. I felt the pride in working for a company that had the highest brand recognition second only to Coca Cola and the first in almost every new achievement in aviation history, as pointed out by former Pan Am Stewardess Helen Davey in her story Collapse of a World on the Huffington Post.
“On December 4th of this year, former Pan Am employees all over the world sadly acknowledged the twentieth anniversary of the death of their beloved company. And on December 21, they, along with the families and loved ones of the victims of Flight 103 that exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland, will be remembering that sad day when their lives were forever changed. For Pan Am employees, that day 23 years ago has been called, "the day that the heart of Pan American died" (Gandt,1995).”
I felt the pride when Stanley Kubrick portrayed Pan Am as the operator of the Space Shuttle Orion in his film.

I also felt the pain that our historic significance around the world made us a symbol of the United States of America and a target of every Middle Eastern terrorist who wanted to fight our government and chose us as the most convenient target. Such it was on December 21, 1988 when Libyan terrorists working for dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi constructed a bomb that was put in a baggage container on board Pan Am Flt 103 that was detonated at 31,000 feet over Lockerbie, Scotland.

Wikipedia account of the the destruction of Pan Am Flight 103

“Until 2003 Libya had never formally admitted carrying out the 1988 Lockerbie bombing. On 16 August 2003 Libya formally admitted responsibility (but did not admit guilt) for Pan Am Flight 103 in a letter presented to the president of the United Nations Security Council. Felicity Barringer of The New York Times said that the letter had "general language that lacked any expression of remorse" for the people killed in the bombing. The letter stated that it "accepted responsibility for the actions of its officials".”

Claims of responsibility

"According to a CIA analysis dated 22 December 1988, several groups were quick to claim responsibility in telephone calls in the United States and Europe:

    * A male caller claimed that a group called the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution had destroyed the plane in retaliation for the U.S. shootdown of Iran Air Flight 655 in the Persian Gulf the previous July.
    * A caller claiming to represent the Islamic Jihad Organization told ABC News in New York that the group had planted the bomb.

After finishing this list, the author stated, "We consider the claims from the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution as the most credible one received so far". The analysis concluded, "We cannot assign responsibility for this tragedy to any terrorist group at this time. We anticipate that, as often happens, many groups will seek to claim credit"."
    * On 22 February 2011 during the 2011 Libyan civil war, the ex Minister of Justice Mustafa Abdul Jalil stated in an interview with the Swedish newspaper Expressen that Muammar Gaddafi had personally ordered the bombing."
Former Pan Am employees are now scattered around the globe, most are retired as I am, but they all share our pride of once being part of such a great enterprise. We acknowledge that Pan Am is gone but not forgotten.

 

Thursday, December 15, 2011

On the 220th anniversary of the signing of The Bill of Rights, a Eulogy to mark its passing.


From Wikipedia: The Bill of Rights is the collective name for the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution. These limitations serve to protect the natural rights of liberty and property. They guarantee a number of personal freedoms, limit the government's power in judicial and other proceedings, and reserve some powers to the states and the public. While originally the amendments applied only to the federal government, most of their provisions have since been held to apply to the states by way of the Fourteenth Amendment.

            The amendments were introduced by James Madison to the 1st United States Congress as a series of legislative articles. They were adopted by the House of Representatives on August 21, 1789, formally proposed by joint resolution of Congress on September 25, 1789, and came into effect as Constitutional Amendments on December 15, 1791, through the process of ratification by three-fourths of the States. While twelve amendments were passed by Congress, only ten were originally passed by the states. Of the remaining two, one was adopted as the Twenty-seventh Amendment and the other technically remains pending before the states.

            Originally, the Bill of Rights included legal protection for land-owning white men only excluding African Americans and women. It took additional Constitutional Amendments and numerous Supreme Court cases to extend the same rights to all U.S. citizens.

            The Bill of Rights plays a key role in American law and government, and remains a vital symbol of the freedoms and culture of the nation. One of the first fourteen copies of the Bill of Rights is on public display at the National Archives in Washington, D.C..
From this blog: See the left margin for my permanent display of this most important document.

From The Campaign for Liberty newsletter, received today:

Dear Nelson,

Today marks the 220th anniversary of the day the Bill of Rights were officially added to the Constitution.

Ironically, the U.S. Senate is set to kill the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 8th amendments of that Bill of Rights later today.

Last night, the U.S. House approved the Conference Report version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes provisions that would allow the President to throw American citizens in jail and keep them there indefinitely.

The Senate is set to vote on this bill around 4 pm eastern today, so I need your immediate help if we are to stop this dangerous legislation.

You can find your senators' contact information here
Please, call them right away and demand they stand up for the Bill of Rights on its 220th anniversary by voting "No" on the NDAA Conference Report.

In Liberty,



Matt Hawes
Vice President



Lowe's Home Improvement attacked by terrorist funding group CAIR for pulling ads from TLC All-American Muslim.

The title of this post says it all and the devil is in the details. Here are three stories combined to fully illustrate the extent of the problem, but some background is in order in case you are not aware of what is going on. TLC, The Learning Channel, viewed on the Discovery cable television network has been showing a program called All-American Muslim which has been trying to portray 'ordinary' Muslims in America as being just as much like every other American. It is nothing more than a propaganda piece packed with lies to cloud a very important issue. It is extremely controversial, to say the least. And one of the major sponsors of the show, Lowe's Home Improvement, has decided to pull their ads. Taken along with other recent news such as my repost of the Jihad Watch story on Monday, December 12, 2011,  Three independent studies show majority of U.S. Mosques promote hatred of Jews and Christians.  that revealed that 80% of the mosques in America were found to carry  hate literature, there would seem to be no doubt about the controversy in this show. To fully grasp the extent of the mosque investigation you must read the entire story. Here is a small sample of the facts.
" In 1998, Sheikh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani, a Sufi leader, visited 114 mosques in the United States. Then he gave testimony before a State Department Open Forum in January 1999, and asserted that 80% of American mosques taught the "extremist ideology." "

" Then there was the Center for Religious Freedom's 2005 study, and the Mapping Sharia Project's 2008 study. Each independently showed that upwards of 80% of mosques in America were preaching hatred of Jews and Christians and the necessity ultimately to impose Islamic rule."

"And in the summer of 2011 came another study showing that only 19% of mosques in U.S. don't teach jihad violence and/or Islamic supremacism."

"December 12, 2011 – New York, New York: A leading international peer-reviewed journal specializing in the empirical study of terrorism has published a study that found that 80% of U.S. mosques provide their worshippers with jihad-style literature promoting the use of violence against non-believers and that the imams in those mosques expressly promote that literature."

So, now comes a campaign by a conservative Florida group to bring some pressure on the sponsors of All-American Muslim to get them to cancel their ads. And many of them did, including Lowe's Home Improvement. A spokeswoman for Lowe's was quoted on the broadcast news the other day explaining their reason for pulling the ads. She said that Lowe's doesn't want to involve their company with such a controversial program. But that didn't go well with the leading spokes-group for American Muslims, CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations. CAIR has joined a handful of liberal Democrat politicians in trying to bully Lowe's into sponsoring the All-American Muslim program. Here is a bulletin from ACT! for America on a petition drive they have started to support the decision by Lowe's.
Sign Our Petition supporting Lowe’s right to
end advertising on TLC’s TV show
“All-American Muslim”

Dear Nelson,
Imagine for a moment that the propaganda arm for Hamas in the United States, CAIR, was viciously attacking an American company for its decision to stop running commercials on a television show highlighting a CAIR community organizer.
And imagine that a California State Senator took to the media airwaves to call this American company "bigoted, shameful and un-American." Imagine further that he even suggested he would propose a law to make what the company did illegal.
Rewind.
No longer are we in an America of imagination. This is today’s reality. Lowe’s Home Improvement made a lawful business decision to end its advertising on TLC’s TV show, “All-American Muslim.” The available evidence is that Lowe’s did so because the show’s ratings had tanked so badly it hardly had any viewers. It’s not uncommon for businesses to stop advertising on shows with low ratings.
But CAIR and its radical allies have claimed something more sinister is going on. They have joined voices in a chorus of vicious allegations, name-calling, and outrageous demands—all intended to bully an all-American company, Lowe’s Home Improvement, into submission to their radical agenda.
This is an outrage.
If CAIR and its radical allies succeed in bullying Lowe’s into submission, consider the message this intimidation will send to businesses across America.
We are calling on you to join us TODAY in encouraging Lowe’s to resist this intimidation campaign. Please add your name HERE in SUPPORT of Lowe’s Home Improvement and its right to make decisions regarding when and where it will advertise.
Remember, CAIR is a front organization for the Muslim Brotherhood. CAIR is an organization that was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in our country’s largest terrorism financing trial in history. CAIR and its radical allies must not be allowed to impose their agenda on Lowe’s—or any other company in America.
So please exercise your freedom today and sign our petition in support of Lowe’s.
Thank you!
But the liberal mainstream news media, as usual, doesn't tell the full story. So here is the Who, Where, What, When and Why rule that journalist's used to apply to every fact-based story. Another  story in the news that explains just what the Islamic mouthpiece CAIR is really involved in comes after a Texas Appeals Court recently upheld the convictions of five Muslims including "a member of the founding board of directors of the Texas branch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Ghassan Elashi, who is serving a 65-year sentence." for funneling charitable donations to the Holy Land Foundation to the terrorist group Hamas, that was reported on WND.com. 
Appeals court affirms Muslim Brotherhood not 'moderate' Judges uphold Hamas-financing conviction of CAIR leader, others
Posted: December 10, 2011

Five jihadists behind a Texas-based scheme by the Muslim Brotherhood to channel millions of dollars to the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas under the guise of a charity have had their convictions upheld by a federal appeals court.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled Wednesday against organizers of the Holy Land Foundation, which at one time was the largest Muslim charity in the U.S. It was shut down by President George W. Bush after the 9/11 attacks.

The Justice Department named CAIR's national organization, based in Washington, D.C., an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation case.
In conclusion, one must ask the obvious question. Just what is a genuine All-American Muslim? Are they like those in the puff-piece that is being spewed out on TLC being defended by a group that has been identified in Federal court to be a sponsor of terrorism or are they like the tens of thousands of American Muslims who attend hundreds of mosques found to be spreading hatred across America? And don't forget those famous words spoken by a true representative of Islam, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is a leader of the Islamic-oriented Welfare Party, said in 1998, "The mosques are our barracks, the domes are our helmets, the minarets are our swords, and the faithful are our army."

Whenever I hear Muslims claim to be a 'Religion of Peace' I am also reminded of those famous words by a cold-war expert who once said: "Peace to a Communist means the absence of resistance to Communism."  Is this what "Peace" means to Muslims? The absence of resistance to Islam? If it does then there's going to be hell to pay.


    


Monday, December 12, 2011

Three independent studies show majority of U.S. Mosques promote hatred of Jews and Christians.

From today's bulletin from Jihad Watch. 
In 1998, Sheikh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani, a Sufi leader, visited 114 mosques in the United States. Then he gave testimony before a State Department Open Forum in January 1999, and asserted that 80% of American mosques taught the "extremist ideology."

Then there was the Center for Religious Freedom's 2005 study, and the Mapping Sharia Project's 2008 study. Each independently showed that upwards of 80% of mosques in America were preaching hatred of Jews and Christians and the necessity ultimately to impose Islamic rule.

And in the summer of 2011 came another study showing that only 19% of mosques in U.S. don't teach jihad violence and/or Islamic supremacism.
And now here is more on the latter study:
Study Shows U.S. Mosques Repositories of Sharia, Jihad, and Muslim Brotherhood Literature and Preachers Peer-reviewed study most extensive empirical examination of U.S. mosques to date
December 12, 2011 – New York, New York: A leading international peer-reviewed journal specializing in the empirical study of terrorism has published a study that found that 80% of U.S. mosques provide their worshippers with jihad-style literature promoting the use of violence against non-believers and that the imams in those mosques expressly promote that literature.
The study also found that when a mosque imam or its worshippers were “sharia-adherent,” as measured by certain behaviors in conformity with Islamic law, the mosque was more likely to provide this violent literature and the imam was more likely to promote it.
The abstract for the study summarizes the research findings:
A random survey of 100 representative mosques in the U.S. was conducted to measure the correlation between Sharia adherence and dogma calling for violence against non-believers. Of the 100 mosques surveyed, 51% had texts on site rated as severely advocating violence; 30% had texts rated as moderately advocating violence; and 19% had no violent texts at all. Mosques that presented as Sharia adherent were more likely to feature violence-positive texts on site than were their non-Sharia-adherent counterparts. In 84.5% of the mosques, the imam recommended studying violence-positive texts. The leadership at Sharia-adherent mosques was more likely to recommend that a worshipper study violence-positive texts than leadership at non-Sharia-adherent mosques. Fifty-eight percent of the mosques invited guest imams known to promote violent jihad. The leadership of mosques that featured violence-positive literature was more likely to invite guest imams who were known to promote violent jihad than was the leadership of mosques that did not feature violence-positive literature on mosque premises.
The study was published in December 2011 by Perspectives on Terrorism, a scholarly international journal of the Terrorism Research Initiative (TRI), a global initiative that seeks to support the international community of terrorism researchers and scholars through the facilitation of collaborative projects and cooperative initiatives. TRI was established in 2007 by scholars from several disciplines in order to provide the global research community with a common tool than can empower them and extend the impact of each participant's research activities.
The mosque study had previously been published by the Middle East Quarterly in September 2011, an academic peer-reviewed journal which specializes on Middle East regional issues. Because of the ground-breaking nature of the study, which brings a rigorous empirical methodology to the question of home-grown jihadists, MEQ granted permission to Perspectives on Terrorism to publish a more extensive analysis of the study’s conception, methodology, and results.
The study’s authors, Professor Mordechai Kedar of Bar Ilan University in Israel and David Yerushalmi, who serves as general counsel to the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C., have both published widely on terrorism, Islamic law and its underlying doctrines of jihad and violence against unbelievers.
The study may be accessed here at the Mapping Sharia website.
The study may be accessed here at MEQ.
The study may be accessed here at Perspectives on Terrorism.

CFACT kills UN's International Climate Court at COP17

Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow
CFACT kills UN's International Climate Court at COP17

Dear Nelson,

CFACT promised to attend COP17 on your behalf as a vigilant watchdog, to protect your freedoms from overzealous UN bureaucrats. In the final days of the conference, we did just that by defeating a nascent plan to impose an "International Climate Court of Justice" on America and the rest of the developed world.

Late last week, CFACT became aware that a long list of radical ideas -- including the Climate Court, "Rights of Mother Earth," and other Green favorites -- were part of the draft final agreement the UN was working towards in Durban. Recognizing the danger of allowing such radical ideas to be codified and agreed to by the U.S. and the rest of the world, CFACT broke the story early Friday morning on Climate Depot with Lord Monckton's exclusive special report.

The story spread like wildfire, getting picked up by Fox News, Drudge (via Infowars), and many others.

We caught the UN off-guard, as they don't expect anyone to actually report on the substance of the negotiations. They rely on the media to coddle them with adulatory coverage that repeats the party line. With their true agenda exposed to the world, they quietly removed the International Climate Court from the working documents. In other words, they turned tail and ran.

Overtime

After going into 36 hours of overtime, COP17 became the the longest climate conference in history. 
India was the last big holdout. "Am I to write a blank check and sign away the livelihoods and sustainability of 1.2 billion Indians?” asked India's Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan. Just when it seemed there would be a hung conference, South Africa's foreign minister called a “huddle” and ten minutes later the language India had fought for to protect its progress was replaced by Brazil with the words, “an agreed outcome with legal force,” which is last minute UN speak for “binding agreement.” At 3:30 AM the Durban roadmap entitled “The Durban Platform for Enhanced Action” was agreed to and the U.S., China and India were locked in.
So what did Obama and the rest agree to?
CFACT told you at the beginning and we remind you now. If you want to understand the genuine threat posed by the UN climate process – follow the money.
The Kyoto protocol winds down in 2012. Its demise would be an end for the carbon targets which provide the muscle behind massive guarantees and subsidies to alternative energy investors, An end to Kyoto's carbon trading markets would deny a fortune to “carbon traders” and send them out in search of gainful employ. An end to the green climate fund and the REDD agreement would mean a lean Christmans for a host of slick western middlemen and developing nation bureaucrats counting who feel entitled to your tax dollars.
The UN's Durban agreement keeps the money flowing to the climatecrats and profiteers and even if you accept the UN's position on climate science (which CFACT strenuously challenges) does nothing for the climate. No one credibly believes that the massive transfer of wealth that the delegates in Durban pledged to continue will alter the world's thermostat in any meaningful way.
So the money game goes on.
The rest is far more nebulous.
The Durban agreement calls for a full treaty by 2015 to come into force by 2018
The principal American objection in past conferences was that the developing world refused to agree to carbon restrictions on its own industry. The future treaty is supposed to include carbon restrctions for all, though the developing nations would face no meaningful restrictions before 2020. Considering the wealth China and manufacturing edge has amassed in the last eight years, it now has eight more years to cement its position.
The “green climate fund's” $100 billion per year in redistribution to developing nations remained in the agreement, but the funding mechanism did not. Two proposals, both devastating to America and its allies were put forward and both could come back to haunt us. The first would place a tax on every foreign currency transaction in the world. The second would place a huge tariff on international shipping. These can both be seen as ways to get around a U.S. Congress which is not about to vote for a massive handout to the UN. Keep a close eye here. Finding a creative way to get us to pay for the green climate fund will be a major UN goal over the days and months ahead.
So long as there are billions being made on it, the international global warming industry will not go away. Chief U.S. climate negotiator Todd Stern conceded that, “there is plenty the U.S. is not thrilled about.” That is an understatement.
CFACT is the preeminent organization challenging global warming orthodoxy at the UN. We remain your eyes, ears and voice at these crucial negotiations. The Durban agreement underscores the dire threat this process poses to our freedom and prosperity. The forces of global warming could not get a treaty in Durban, but they kept their money. They'll keep trying to come back for more. We must counter them every step of the way. CFACT stands ready.
_____________________
P.S. Greenpeace staged an occupy Durban protest in the hallway outside the plenary session and got kicked out of the conference. In contrast, CFACT parachuted (literally) into Durban with a tough message about Climategate 2.0. We boldly spread our banner (literally) 20 feet across our UN press conference. Unlike Greenpeace, however, we did our homework and got all our permits lined up. CFACT played by the rules and could not be stopped. Greenpeace went lawless and paid the price. Like the broken clock that is right twice a day, even the UN occasionally gets it right!