Monday, August 28, 2006

Fuck Youtube

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I'm seriously pissed about setting up an account at YouTube. It is insane. Or am I insane. Don't know.
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YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.

Islam is at war with "The West"?

YouTube - Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West

A war? What war?

War is when every month, thousands of people die, just like what we see in Iraq everyday as a result of the US attack. If one country is suffering the most from this so called "war on terror", it is Iraq and its citizens.

ONE FUCKING MEASLY ATTACK FIVE YEARS AGO ON THE WTC? And these stupid dimwits in the US government call this a war? THERE IS NO WAR. THERE ARE NO ATTACKS.

If there are really millions of Islamists determined to wage a war against the West, against the USA, the UK and the clueless rest, then there would be AT LEAST AN ATTACK EVERY FUCKING DAY. Even if I alone would wage a war against the US, I would bloody well make sure to take down much more of those "freedom loving" and SUV driving dimwits.

I wish some would wipe these fucking United States of Anxiety of the map.

What happend to the land of democracy and freedom?

Talk about "Able Danger"

Article cited as source by media organization News

This article has been cited as a source by a media organization. See the 2005 press source article for details.

The citation is in: Krista-Ann Staley (August 26, 2005). "Senate Judiciary Committee to investigate "Able Danger"". Jurist.
What can it mean for a Wikipedia article to be cited as a source by a media organization, when the contents of a Wikipedia article can be changed in any way by anyone at any time? Which version of this article did the media organization intend to refer to? It is impossible to know. If a media organization hasn't figured out by now that Wikipedia is inherently unreliable as a source of accurate information, their own reliability is highly questionable.
Talk:Able Danger - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Nothing like a good industrial tradition...

Four Big Pollution Diseases of Japan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

America also supplied the weapons-grade uranium

U.S. built major Iranian nuclear facility: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Debunking Popular Mechanics

"You don't know! We just want to see the evidence. If the plane flew into the building, show us the damn pictures!"
...
"I can't possibly speculate on evidence I haven't seen."

The Charles Goyette Show, Wed Aug 2 (mp3)

(via Famous for 15 megapixels)

Arabic script = Terrorist?

And I was told by one of the officials that wearing a t-shirt with Arabic script in an airport now is like going to a bank with a t-shirt that reads, “I am a robber.”
We had this in Germany sometime ago. Here in Germany these people weren't called "terrorists", they were called "parasites" just because they happened to have the "wrong" faith. As I have recently discovered that I'm a nihilist, I think that all religions are delusions and should be treated like narcotics.
A narcotic is an addictive drug, derived from opium, that reduces pain, induces sleep and may alter mood or behavior.
Opium for the people, it is! Sleep well while the US government and media gives you opium and subjugates the Arab and the Muslim people.

Democracy Now! | Iraqi Peace Activist Forced to Change T-Shirt Bearing Arabic Script Before Boarding Plane at JFK

I AM NOT A TERRORIST

After reading about blogger Raed Jarrar's experience at JFK (he was forced to take off a shirt with Arabic writing on it or miss his flight), I finally stopped being depressed about the war on terror and began being proactively pissed off. I made this shirt, which says "I am not a terrorist" in Arabic. I plan to wear it every time I go to the airport from now on.

I AM NOT A TERRORIST

Saturday, August 26, 2006

To hell with 'em

I'm sorry, but if websites and advertisers have so little respect for me that they are willing to subject me to headaches just to sell a few more dancing hamsters, well, to hell with 'em.

Joel on Software

Thursday, August 24, 2006

"Security has become the smokescreen for incompetent and robotic managers the world over".

Gongs on offer for stupid security measures | The Register

Clowns and Dimethylmercury

It's a pity that our security rests in the hands of government officials who understand as little about terrorism as the Florida clowns who needed their informant to suggest attack scenarios, as the 21/7 London bombers who injured no one, as lunatic "shoe bomber" Richard Reid, as the Forest Gate nerve gas attackers who had no nerve gas, as the British nitwits who tried to acquire "red mercury," and as the recent binary liquid bomb attackers who had no binary liquid bombs.

For some real terror, picture twenty guys who understand op-sec, who are patient, realistic, clever, and willing to die, and who know what can be accomplished with a modest stash of dimethylmercury.

Mass murder in the skies: was the plot feasible? | The Register Page 2

Behold, it is the wrath of god!

Analysis The seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air;
And a loud voice came forth out of the temple of Heaven,
From the throne, saying, "It is done!"
--Revelation 16:17

Binary liquid explosives are a sexy staple of Hollywood thrillers. It would be tedious to enumerate the movie terrorists who've employed relatively harmless liquids that, when mixed, immediately rain destruction upon an innocent populace, like the seven angels of God's wrath pouring out their bowls full of pestilence and pain.

Mass murder in the skies: was the plot feasible? | The Register

"They are attacking us with mice?"

BatzLog - Noch etwas Salz? � Things that go bump in the night…

Chocolate or a piece of shit?

Seems like companies still don't get user experience. And seems like people don't care (much).
Sure enough, these buttons are a nightmare. They’re balky, nonresponsive, slow to react and all-around infuriating (and yes, I tried all four sensitivity settings). The three people who tried my review unit had amazingly similar reactions, even after I told them to stop running their thumbs around the dial as though it were an iPod. One said he felt like throwing the phone “through the window,” another “into the trash,” and another “across the room.”
Funny, I had the same "through the damn thing across the room" feeling today with my Nokia NGage, as it took ages to boot the thing up, pressing keys without any feedback and waiting for a reacation...
Pogue’s Posts - Heavily Hyped Cellphone Won’t Make You a Chocoholic - Technology - New York Times Blog

Sunday, August 20, 2006

On fighting nameless beasts

In Greek mythology, the Lernaean Hydra was an ancient nameless serpent-like chthonic water beast that possessed numerous heads—the poets mention more heads than the vase-painters could paint—and poisonous breath. The Hydra of Lerna was killed by Heracles as one of his Twelve Labours.

Upon reaching the swamp near Lake Lerna, where the Hydra dwelt, Heracles covered his mouth and nose with a cloth to protect himself from the poisonous fumes and fired flaming arrows into its lair, the spring of Amymone, to draw it out. He then confronted it, wielding a harvesting sickle in some early vase-paintings; upon cutting off each of its heads he found that two grew back, an expression of the hopelessness of such a struggle for any but the hero, Heracles.

Realising that he could not defeat the Hydra in this way, Heracles called on his nephew Iolaus for help. His nephew then came upon the idea of using a burning firebrand to scorch the neck stumps after decapitation, and handed him the blazing brand. Heracles cut off each head and Iolaus burned the open stump leaving the hydra dead.


Today, we have many wannabe Heracles's, welding their sickles, fighting the many-headed and nameless terror beast, cutting of heads, only to be surprised that two heads grow back. And we have many wannabe Iolaus's who think that the Muslim body growing these terror heads needs to be burned.

What was the problem with Hydra anyway? The only thing this nameless beast has done wrong seems to be that has fallen out of favour with Hera...
Lernaean Hydra - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Christian Science Monitor?

Can they be trusted?
Hizbullah's attacks stem from Israeli incursions into Lebanon

NEW YORK – As pundits and policymakers scramble to explain events in Lebanon, their conclusions are virtually unanimous: Hizbullah created this crisis. Israel is defending itself. The underlying problem is Arab extremism.

Sadly, this is pure analytical nonsense. Hizbullah's capture of two Israeli soldiers on July 12 was a direct result of Israel's silent but unrelenting aggression against Lebanon, which in turn is part of a six-decades long Arab-Israeli conflict.

Since its withdrawal of occupation forces from southern Lebanon in May 2000, Israel has violated the United Nations-monitored "blue line" on an almost daily basis, according to UN reports. Hizbullah's military doctrine, articulated in the early 1990s, states that it will fire Katyusha rockets into Israel only in response to Israeli attacks on Lebanese civilians or Hizbullah's leadership; this indeed has been the pattern.

Hizbullah's attacks stem from Israeli incursions into Lebanon | csmonitor.com

Muslim Hunt on British Tourist Airplanes

Maybe the bearded guy next to you is a terrorist?
Mrs Schofield, 38, said: "The plane was not yet full and it became apparent that people were refusing to board. In the gate waiting area, people had been talking about these two, who looked really suspicious with their heavy clothing, scruffy, rough, appearance and long hair."

Be afraid, be very afraid of the really supsicious looking Muslim man.
Patrick Mercer, the Tory Homeland Security spokesman, said last night: "This is a victory for terrorists. These people on the flight have been terrorised into behaving irrationally.

Yes, these people have been terrorised, but by Homeland Security. Muslim Terrorists with liquid bombs who don't have plane tickets, passports or liquid explosives? Bullshit.

What's next: Don't buy at Muslims?

Mutiny as passengers refuse to fly until Asians are removed | the Daily Mail

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Worse than a brain dead action movie - much worse

Nor have the War on Terror advocates made a credible case for the actions they are taking to counter the threat of this supposed global Islamic conspiracy. Quite the opposite. Virtually everything our governments have done is guaranteed to increase the numbers of people with a grudge against us. And the longer our governments continue to behave this way the more likely those actions will help make the Phantom Menace a reality.

Given that blowing Middle Eastern countries away and identifying entire communities of being responsible, either by action or omission of action, for terrorism are so patently counter-productive, I personally have absolutely no doubt that The War on Terror is, and is meant to be by some people at least, a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Famous for 15 megapixels: Worse than a brain dead action movie - much worse

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

They will be home free, within the next six month

So this, I believe, is the true story.

None of the alleged terrorists had made a bomb. None had bought a plane ticket. Many did not even have passports, which given the efficiency of the UK Passport Agency would mean they couldn't be a plane bomber for quite some time.

In the absence of bombs and airline tickets, and in many cases passports, it could be pretty difficult to convince a jury beyond reasonable doubt that individuals intended to go through with suicide bombings, whatever rash stuff they may have bragged in internet chat rooms.

What is more, many of those arrested had been under surveillance for over a year - like thousands of other British Muslims. And not just Muslims. Like me. Nothing from that surveillance had indicated the need for early arrests.

Craig Murray - The UK Terror plot: what's really going on?

Hush baby, don't you continue to surveil

British officials knowledgeable about the case said British police were planning to continue to run surveillance for at least another week to try to obtain more evidence, while American officials pressured them to arrest the suspects sooner.

NBC: Disagreement over timing of arrests - Lisa Myers & the NBC Investigative Unit - MSNBC.com
(via Stef)

19? 21? 23? 24? 25?

So far 24 suspects - believed to be British citizens, many of Pakistani origin - have been arrested under the Terrorism Act 2000 in overnight raids in London, the Thames Valley and Birmingham. The number of people “processed into custody” was three more than the 21 announced earlier today, the Metropolitan Police said tonight..


So far, I have read every odd number from 19 to 25, and I wouldn't be surprised if some more of the even numbers pop, in relation to how many suspects have been observed and arrested.

At the moment, you can't even trust the NUMBER OF PEOPLE ARRESTED. If there are problems in reporting A TWO DIGIT NUMBER, how the fuck am I supposed to believe the rest of the "be very afraid and don't bring nailpolish on board" and "liquid bomb" bullshit.

I say, in 6 month, all charges will be dropped and all of the suspects will be free. We'll see.


'We have foiled mass murder on an unimaginable scale' - World - Times Online

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Just some thoughts while reading neocon bullshit

Critics of the Bush administration who complain that the U.S. is too hawkish toward Iran have no better plan of their own to offer.
Of course, respecting another sovereign nation like Iran (that would not be breaking any treaties by obtaining the bomb) is not a plan per se.
Many would continue to do nothing, even as violence escalates, deferring to the U.N. and its agencies to negotiate with Iran.
The main violence escalters are in Washington, DC. and in Tel Aviv.
The U.N. has a poor record of stopping tyrants.
Meanwhile, the US has track record of establishing tyrants.
Member countries of the U.N. have different priorities than the U.S.
Surprise! They even have interests of their own! Isn't that egoistic? Shouldn't every nation be a US proxy?
Other countries aren't on Ahmadinejad's top two enemies list, and as we learned in the past from France, Germany, and Russia's vote against the 2003 Iraq War, are more concerned about access to cheap oil than whether someone is plotting to drop nuclear bombs on Israel or the U.S.
Iraq or Iran? Ahmadinejad is not responsible nor has been involved in the 2003 Iraq war, you know. These are two different countries, try not to mix them up. Yes, I know it is hard the US even supplied weapons to both sides in the Iran-Iraq war.


Ahmadinejad very likely detests the U.S. more than any other country except for Israel.
Ahmadinejad does not detest the US (or Israel) any more than Bush detests Iran. I guess (hope) both sides have a problem with the government, not with the people. Heck even I don't like the government of Iran, the US or Israel myself.
Fortunately, because of the U.S.'s strong position, distant proximity, and lack of offensive aggression towards its enemies, it has been able to avoid the prevalent violence Iran engages in with neighboring ethnic minorities in Turkey, Iraq, and Azerbijan.
"lack of offensive aggression"? The CIA has been conduction offensive aggressions in all parts of the world for the last fifty years, for crying out loud! And I'm sure that Turkey's violence against its minorites have been purely accidental, because Turkey is as a NATO member and close ally of the US by definition "on the good side ™".


It is short-sighted to do nothing except issue toothless warnings from the U.N., permitting an unstable and extremist dictator to continue enriching uranium that everyone knows is only meant for one thing, to build nuclear weapons intended for its enemies - which could include possible use against the U.S. and Israel. lack
Now that was a long sentence. We know what nuclear weapons in the hands of rogue states can. Just look at China or Pakistan.
Speculation that Iran is enriching uranium for nuclear energy purposes is naïve at best, underhanded at worst.
Speculation that a strike against Iran will improve the security of the US or bring democracy and peace to the Middle East is naïve at best, underhanded at worst.
If that were true, Iran would have properly reported its progress to the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Why should they? There is no treaty forcing Iran to do that. Would the US allow international inspections to their atomic sites? Would they do it if they knew that the information gathered would end in the hands of their enemies?


Accusations that the U.S. is planning an aggressive "neocon" strike against Iran are misplaced.
Misplaced? Like the WMDs in Iraq? Sorry, these accusations can not be found (404).
There is a difference between planning a preemptive nuclear strike, and preparing a contingency plan ahead of time in case a nuclear strike becomes necessary.
Is it so? And does a strike become necessary if the US has demands that Iran (as any other souvereign nation) would never accept?
Pacifists and critics of the Bush administration conveniently like to confuse the two in order to mislead the public.
Mislead the public more than the neocons? Oh, that was a ad-hominem attack by me, I would like to apoligize for that.
The Bush administration has already capitulated considerably to world opinion and criticism from the pacifist left by agreeing to negotiate directly with Iran for the first time in over 26 years.
Wow! They agreeded to TALK and not to throw bombs. I'm impressed.
It makes no sense that the Bush administration would agree to these talks if it was planning a strike.
Unless of course it just wants to show how reasonable they were before striking peremtively.
The administration is going to utmost lengths in order to forestall military action.
I'm deeply impressed by the peace wish of the US government
Bush has learned from Iraq that there is no such thing as a guaranteed quick and cheap intervention.
Bush has learned?
The risk of resulting political and economic damage may not be worth the gamble of a military strike.
The US government is gambleing?
Republicans cannot afford another mire requiring additional troops while still engaged in Iraq; it would lower morale even further.
I really wished that Republicans couldn't afford another mire, but I'm afraid that there is a lot more the US public will tolarate.
Gas prices would skyrocket, since Iran has vowed to reduce or cut its oil supply if the U.S. strikes.
High oil prices = high profits for US oil companies.
Although the U.S. does not purchase oil from Iran, the countries that do purchase Iranian oil would be forced to buy oil elsewhere, decreasing the amount of oil available to the U.S., which drives the price up.
Wow, rocket science.
Intelligence sources recently revealed that Iran has been moving its enrichment programs into urban areas, further reducing the possibility of a U.S. strike.
"Itelligence" sources could find their asses, even if you kicked them. BTW, are these the same source that said that Iraq had WMDs?


Instead, the Bush administration is prudently taking the middle ground, preparing for the possibility of a military strike while exhausting all realistic negotiating efforts.
What kind of middle ground is that, what kind of realistic negotiations are that, where the US has unnegotiable demands?
The U.S. should continue its tough stance, avoiding full recognition of Iran while continuing to freeze its assets and level economic sanctions against it.
Girl, you can't have it both ways, either it is realistic middle ground or it is tough stance. BTW, Iran has every right to see any US demands as unreasonable, as the US has meddled with Iran for the last fifty years.
The U.S. should avoid any region-wide weapons freeze that would affect Israel.
Sure, Iran is the aggressor and Israel is only defending itself. Just compare the military actions of the last 25 years of Israel with those by Iran and you will see who is the agressor.
Although some claim the U.S. is being hypocritical since it has thousands of nuclear warheads, terrorists and terrorist groups such as Hezbollah, Hamas and al Qaeda have never abided by international agreements and treaties, so there is no reason to trust them to abide by a regional weapons freeze.
The US didn't abide by international agreements. Why should I trust them?
The freeze would essentially hand Israel over to terrorists.
Hand Israel over to the US government?
The U.S. and Israel need nuclear weapons in order to defend themselves and deter despots, which is considerably different than obtaining them to commit terrorist attacks.
And just in case that Iran would like to deter an US attack, wouldn't it be quite reasonable to obtain nuclear weapons?
Ceding ground to an aggressor as unpredictable as Ahmadinejad would likely result in him asking for more.
Yes, of course, Ahmadinejad is unpredictable, in contrast to the warmongers in the US government.


In a recent column, George Will accused Condoleeza Rice of harboring the naïve belief that any violent activity in Iran signifies progress. This mischaracterization of Rice's position takes the easy way out of a legitimate debate regarding the extent the U.S. should care about what happens in Iran. Rice would not approve of violent activity by hardliners in the former USSR seeking to communize Iran. Nor would Rice look favorably upon a fascist dictator who sought control over Iran's oil (let's not forget Kuwait).
So Condi does not look favorably upon Bush?


There is only one viable solution.
Thank god, at least one solution is viable!
Iran must agree to a Middle East peace process, and cease its support of violent opposition to such a plan.
So now "Peace" has become an euphemism too, because I can see no peace process.
Unless something radically changes the situation in Iraq, U.S. troops are on schedule to withdraw within the next couple of years.
Really? Wow! Open the French Freedom Champange!
Although cynics claim the U.S. cannot "force" a democracy on an undemocratic country, protesting that the U.S. will be engaged in Iraq for many years to come, history has proven otherwise, most notably in this century with Japan.
The US hasn't even tried to "force" democracy upon Iraq, but then again I guess "democracy" has become an euphemism too.
Absent no other significant active U.S. engagement around the world, the possibility of targeted strikes against Iran may become a reality.
Well, couldn't the US Army try to bring democracy (the real one) to, let's say, Virginia first, and after that, they have done that, they should try with Texas or Florida, maybe Ohia after them. Then there are the British who could use some democracy (the real one). I'm sure Russian would be nice canditate as a democracy receptacle. Ups, they have nukes. Then rather China. Darn, they have Nukes too. Or Pakistan. No, rather not. It doen't matter, in a few years the Saudis will have the bomb and nobody cares about that...
journalismus - nachrichten von heute

If you care for details...

Updates on the aggression against lebanon
(via Postman)

In related news

When exactly did the words "Freedom" and "Security" turn into euphemisms?

Euphemism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Be afraid, be very afraid.

So the polices watches a couple of men for several months and finally arrests them. There are no women on this list. Not a single one. Yet women are forced to drink their babies milk?

This is bullshit to make the people afraid of the Muslims. I'm afraid that the Muslims have replaced the Jews as a general scapegoat for everything. The towelhead has replaced the hooked nose. And the Germans urge for "New living space in the east" (where a lot of Jews lived) has been replaced with the US's urge to "Dominate the middle east" (Where a lot of Muslims live). How bad it went (not only) for the Jew, that we all know. How bad it will go for the Muslims, only time will tell.

I only know one thing: The people in power use the words "Freedom" and "Security" just like the Mafia uses the words "Honor" and "Responsibility".

The easy task to book a flight

"When the arrests were made Thursday morning, the plotters had reached the point of identifying airlines and routes, but had not yet picked flight numbers." ****

Perhaps the plotter(s) overlooked the fact that at the height of the summer season flights from Heathrow to the US are overbooked weeks ahead, and the possibility of carefully selecting which flight to use and booking multiple seats is somewhat fanciful.

Postman Patel: We'll just hop an a plane and blow it up.

Do islamistic extremestists bother you?

Islamistic extremestist do not bother me.
Imagine: you are a foot soldier in a paramilitary group whose purpose is to remake America as a Christian theocracy, and establish its worldly vision of the dominion of Christ over all aspects of life. You are issued high-tech military weaponry, and instructed to engage the infidel on the streets of New York City.
I'm bothered of all extremestists...Talk To Action | The Purpose Driven Life Takers (Part 1)

Friday, August 11, 2006

That will teach them

In May a number of Libyans were arrested, mainly in Manchester, suspected of being involved in the facilitation of terrorist activity overseas. They were detained under immigration laws pending deportation to Libya.

What's wrong with a good old fashioned court trial? Surely being deported to Libya will teach these terrorists to stop whatever they were doing...

MI5 diverts record amount of budget to fight terrorism - Law - Times Online

Two Years ago: Code Orange for New York

Secretary Ridge: Good afternoon, ladies and gentleman. President Bush has told you, and I have reiterated the promise, that when we have specific credible information, that we will share it. Now this afternoon, we do have new and unusually specific information about where al-Qaeda would like to attack. And as a result, today, the United States Government is raising the threat level to Code Orange for the financial services sector in New York City, Northern New Jersey and Washington, DC.

And now we have a "Code Orange" in London, again with "new and unusually specific information about where al-Qaeda would like to attack". Let's see, I don't have enough information, but I would say "bullshit".
DHS | Department of Homeland Security | Remarks by Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge Regarding Recent Threat Reports

Current mass murder level in Iraq

Substantial.

Home Office | Threat levels now on Home Office website

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

With a fuel canister in one hand ...

... they try to put out a fire by pouring gasoline onto it.
This summer’s conflict was set in motion when the elected political leaders of Hamas clearly signaled their willingness to accept Israel’s existence, start an immediate cease-fire, and then negotiate a lasting peace. Israel responded with a massive bombing campaign. The rest is tragic history: Israelis have spent weeks running to bomb shelters and living in fear, and their own government's policies insure that there’s no end of it in sight.

I Am Pro-Israel, Therefore I Criticize Israel

The world has gone coo coo crazy

WHEN JACK STRAW was replaced by Margaret Beckett as Foreign Secretary, it seemed an almost inexplicable event. Mr Straw had been very competent — experienced, serious, moderate and always well briefed. Margaret Beckett is embarrassingly inexperienced. I made inquiries in Washington and was told that Donald Rumsfeld, the Defence Secretary, had taken exception to Mr Straw’s statement that it would be “nuts” to bomb Iran. The United States, it was said, had put pressure on Tony Blair to change his Foreign Secretary. Mr Straw had been fired at the request of the Bush Administration, particularly at the Pentagon.

How the US fired Jack Straw - Comment - Times Online

About Nasrallah and Hizbullah

[On Hizbullah's cross-border raid on July 12, which netted two Israeli soldiers.] The aim was to trade them for three Lebanese prisoners - a decades-long practice in the Mideast, which Israel and Hizbullah had conducted as recently as 2004 - but it came just two weeks after Hamas militants abducted an Israeli soldier. Hizbullah officials have admitted surprise at the ferocity of the Israeli response.

...

"Hassan Nasrallah is not a good strategist, but he is a man of wisdom: He knows what's right or what's wrong," says Nizar Abdel-Kader, a retired Lebanese general and military columnist.
"[But] don't judge the man based on this strategic mistake," says General Abdel-Kader. "Because he did not foresee that the Israelis were waiting for him ... to free their war machine against Lebanon."

...

"They are a very calculating group; they're not crazy."
So the aim by Hizbullah was to caputre Israeli soldiers to exchange them for Lebanese people in prison in Israel. It was done before. It could have been done again. Or even better, the whole affair could have been avoided, if the Israelis would have called it a day and released their prisoners (Why is the world not crying about these people?).

But the Israelis wanted war. Now that Ariel Sharon is out of the door, the hardliners try to gain political profile. And what better than to start a war and show your strength?

The sheikh behind Hizbullah | csmonitor.com

Back to the Eighties!

Afghanistan, Lebanon and now the Falklands?!? Are we reacting the eighties? Should I get out the Ray Ban and the pastel suit?

Falkland Islands dispute heats up | csmonitor.com

And please don't forget, the 1980 ended with the downfall of the Soviet Union, maybe it is the end of the US this time...

Washington's Hypocritters

"As a matter of fact, I have met Saddam Hussein exactly the same number of times as Donald Rumsfeld met him."
Galloway v the US Senate: transcript of statement - World - Times Online

"Have a slightly longer memory than four weeks!"

Throw away your TV - George Galloway on Sky News

Insurgency in the US

Can I join?

Think Progress � Gingrich: There Is An ‘Insurgency’ in CT Which Says ‘Can’t We Come Home And Hide?’

Well, what the would US need is a good, old fashioned revolution. The only question is how much warmongering do the US citizens take, before they revolt.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Vptr Jamming

Hehe.
Warning: use of these techniques is rumored to be illegal in at least 5 states. They may cause you to be fired. C++ gurus will heap contempt upon your head. You'll get an "F" from your professor. Your warranty will be voided.
Nice.
Backyard Hotrodding C++

Saturday, August 05, 2006

The US tiger can't change its stripes

The National Security Archive today posted additional documents that show that the CIA had concrete advance intelligence, as early as June 1976, on plans by Cuban exile terrorist groups to bomb a Cubana airliner.

Luis Posada Carriles: The Declassified Record

MPRI: Washington's Private Army

Military Professional Resources Inc. - SourceWatch

No people = No terrorists

What really depresses me is that in both cases, large numbers of ordinary people are too bamboozled and manipulated to think things through. They simply fail to comprehend that reducing countries to rubble and blowing all that is dear to other people clean into the next world absolutely will not make life safer for any of us. That is unless you go the whole hog, apply the ‘Salvador Option’ and exterminate entire communities.

No people = No terrorists/ insurgents. Easy peasy.

It's what Stalin would have done.

What a pathetic, woeful mess this all is...

Famous for 15 megapixels: Matthew Parris - seems like a decent bloke to me

Friday, August 04, 2006

"What are you planning to do today? Do you need an idea?"

"The highlight is still to come," says the lady from Israel's press office, the GPO. "We can offer an interview in Naharya with the parents of the kidnapped soldiers," she says. She explains that the parents of Ehud Goldwasser, who has been held by Hezbollah since July 12, are waiting in a hotel. An interpreter? No need. "They speak good English, don't worry."

The Mideast PR War: News on a Platter - International - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Web Two Point Oh!

Your company name:
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Your company product:
cellphone-based photos via XML

Create your own Web 2.0 company...
Web Two Point Oh!

Lies. Lies. Lies

Truth is the first casualty of war.
It now appears that the military had no information on rockets launched from the site of the building, or the presence of Hezbollah men at the time.

The Israel Defense Forces had said after the deadly air-strike that many rockets had been launched from Qana. However, it changed its version on Monday.
Livni: Qana attack led to turning point in support for Israel - Haaretz - Israel News

From Morgenthau to Podhoretz

Seems like nothing much has changed.
From
turning Germany into "a country primarily agricultural and pastoral in its character"

to
had we determined to kill tens of thousands of young Sunni males at the outbreak of the Iraq war, we would have had an easier time of it.

TP: Israel und die USA sind zu lieb, um Kriege zu gewinnen

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

For what?

14,338 civilians had died violently in Iraq in the first six months of this year: 1,778 civilians in January, 2,165 in February, 2,378 in March, 2,284 in April, 2,669 in May and 3,149 in June.
For what? Is there any reason for this? Has anything been achieved by this? Has or will anything good come out of this?

By the way, if you would live in Iraq, wouldn't you think that this a never-ending September 11th? One constant terrorist attack on your country by the US?
In `liberated' Iraq

We have a plan, it is a good plan, let's stick to the plan

So, what happend.

Hezbollah captures two Israeli soldiers.

The people in charge in Israel - Is this the IDF or the government? Sorry, I digress - think that these captured soldiers are
a) Held at a Hezbollah hideout
and
b) Moved by the Hezbollah from one hideout to another

So what do the people in power in Israel do to free these two soldiers?
a) Drop bombs at every know, presumed or believed Hezbollah hideout (plus powerplants, harbours, airpots and all the other "Hezbollah infrastructure")
and
b) Drop bombs at every moving vehicle that is known, presumed or believed to be moving members of Hezbollah.

Sounds like a really stupid plan ™ to me, unless of course the plan is to draw Syria into war...

[Update] I think the plan is not to draw Syria (or Iran) into war. The plan is to hinder Syrian and Iran to send more rockets and maybe biological or chemical war heads to Lebanon. The plan is to hinder Hezbollah to take revenge for the US attack on Iran within the next two months.

an attack at Iran which seems to be planned for October (and Syria maybe later)

Haha

It was a free, and almost worth the price.

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