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Thursday, June 29, 2006

Bizarro World, Episode III: The Reich Strikes Back

Under the category "Cultural Decline," prominent Pajamazoid LaShawn Barber complains about the alleged "double standard" practiced by the eeeevil Atheo-Liberalo-Marxo-Femino-Muslim Conspiracy against two teenaged singers who, per Miss Barber, are nothing more or less than exponents of "white pride."

Um, LaShawn?

They're not just proud of being white -- they're Nazis. Those cute li'l all-American white girls are, in fact, goose-stepping, stiff-arm-saluting, swastika-worshiping, Jew-hating admirers of Adolf Hitler.

The "anger" expressed by right-thinking people against the Gaede twins has nothing to do with their advocacy of "white pride." It's because they're Nazis.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

It's an epidemic!

Truly all wingnut patriots should be outraged by statistics like this. This should be stopped.

The Citizens Flag Alliance, a group pushing for the Senate this week to pass a flag-burning amendment to the Constitution, just reported an alarming, 33 percent increase in the number of flag-desecration incidents this year.

The number has increased to four, from three.


Thank God for these brave Americans standing up for four flags. Way to go.

Via Harry's Place

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

A little diversion: the history of oil

Boring 24/7/365!!

While browsing around the net, my mind wandered a tad and I remembered a little web project that was started by Chuckles Johsnon and the bloke with a hat (who's name escapes me). It was called Pajamas Media (eventually), it was a blogging based media enterprise that was meant to 'slay' the MSM unfortunately it became the most boring website ever produced.

Thinking about it, I went looking to see what major Media corporations it was 'slaying' at that moment in time. All I found was the same old boring crap, by the same old boring people, written in the same old boring way. Apart from one piece. The corner piece read like this.

PAJAMAS MEDIA
The best in blogging, podcasts and opinion from Australia, Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas - 24/7/365!



Is there anyone on the face of the planet who actually believes that?

The Bush Admin. and the death of Blogging

How desperate is the Bush Administration to spin the Iraq War? How about this desperate! Not happy with buying off certain bloggers in the past, buying news coverage, planting stories....they're now creating embedded bloggers to publish their PR.

Citizen journalists on SourceWatch have been investigating and exposing the many Republican connections and the partisan pro-war political agenda behind Vets for Freedom, a new organization with mysterious funding and a flashy website designed by Campaign Solutions, part of the Donatelli Group. Vets for Freedom's hollow claim of "non-partisanship" took another blow Sunday, June 25, when the Buffalo News published a front page story by Jerry Zremski, their Washington correspondent, linking Vets for Freedom to the Bush White House.

Describing Vets for Freedom as a "pro-war group with deep Republican ties," the Buffalo News revealed that Taylor Gross, who until last year worked as a spokesman for President Bush under White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan, is conducting PR work for Veterans for Freedom. Gross attempted to convince the Buffalo News and other papers that two decorated military veterans with the group, Wade Zirkle and David Bellavia, could report cheaply for the newspapers from Iraq while embedded with the US military.

While pitching Zirkle and Bellavia to the Buffalo News and other papers as "balanced and credible" reporters, Taylor Gross neglected to identify himself as a Republican operative who had done PR work in the White House press office until just last year. Gross left his White House job to form the Republican public relations firm the Herald Group with his political cohorts Matt Well and Doug McGinn.


How long before Vets for Freedom starts getting linked to by the usual suspects of the Chickenhawk Right? They already are.

Via Commondreams.org

UPDATE: Here's a snippet of the kind of crap that Vets for Freedom consider accurate, fair and balanced reporting.

the Iraqi army is taking real estate from the enemy. Seeing these men in action is amazing. The people of Ramadi trust them. THey give them bread and tea. Kids are playing soccer and riding donkeys in the street.

[...]

There is loss being taken in Ramadi. THe enemy's days of confidence in this city are over. I can't tell you what seeing this mission first hand has meant to me. What a great experience. What a great Army.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Charles Johnson, what an idiot

Remember when LGF unmasked the fact that CBS had got the Chinese and Japanese flag mixed up, AND cast a shadow in an illustration the wrong way (http://www.littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=21147)? Hilarious! Blogger shows up MSM! Blammo! Of course, such a blooper would never happen to Middle-East expert Charles Johnson...

Oooops. Spot the mistake. For your convenience, the relevant section has been cast in bold type:

The opinions quoted by Associated Press writer Scheherazade Faramarzi, who does his level best to put a positive spin on the story, boil down to: 1) they do condemn the terrorist attacks, just not publicly, 2) they feel more connected to fellow Muslims than to murdered Westerners, or 3) it’s not their problem and we should just leave them alone.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Spot on George!

George W. Bush, purely by accident, makes a good point. The AntiwarBlog points it out.

President Bush:

“The lesson of the Hungarian experience is clear. Liberty can be delayed, but it cannot be denied.”

Bela Liptak:

“In 1956, in Hungary, the Soviets called us terrorists while the West called us freedom fighters. During that Hungarian uprising, the Soviets claimed that our Molotov cocktails were the cause (and not the consequence) of their occupation.”
Source: Antiwar.com Blog

Friday, June 23, 2006

Thwarted!

Angry White Kid alerts us to this hilarious turn of events. This is what happens when people like LGF readers are 'watching the border'. They make the Keystone Cops look effective!

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Charles Johnson, MySpace pervert

You know something's wrong when a paunchy middle-aged man starts taking an interest in teen link-up site MySpace.com . Naturally, Charles Johnson only has the basest of intentions when it comes to MySpace:

His reason for bringing up the site is to brand a 20-year old Palestinian who never actually got to meet the 16-year old American he chatted to via MySpace as a sex pest. Meanwhile, the story of a 14-year old Texas girl who was actually sexually abused by a 19-year old fellow American after he groomed her on MySpace gets no mention on LGF. Why? Because there's no Palestinian to dehumanize.

Sad, sick Charles Johnson.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Spanish Lie

One of the problems with Charles Johnson's obsession with the 'MSM' is that his blind hatred of this ill-defined entity causes him to make great big nasty mistakes. Witness his recent trumpeting that the mainstream media 'ignored' a 1million person march against terrorism and appeasement in Spain: http://www.littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=21039

Anyone who actually reads newspapers (which Charles obviously doesn't) would have found this allegation quite. simply. untrue.

AFP: Spaniards protest talks with ETA

AP: Spaniards urge government to skip ETA talks

Reuters: Massive Spanish protest against ETA peace talks

Does Charles Johnson really think he can get away with such blatant lies?

Charles Johnson: Crypto racist

What do you do if you want to portray a broad swathe of the human race in a bad light, without being upfront about your racist intentions? Why, you use the time-honored method of associating people's race with an alleged (but in fact non-existent) political agenda. Charles is a master of this art: http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=21066

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

The Hat Hearts A Snow Job


Johnson's Pajamaline partner, Roger L. Simon, believes the skill of the administration mouthpiece in "catapulting the propaganda" is more important than leadership in, say, saving a drowning city, educating our children or homeland security:

I have been watching the White House press conference with Tony Snow and am more convinced than ever that Snow may be Bush's best (and most important) appointment. Snow is superb at handling his media colleagues (suggesting his IQ is a bit higher). Good thing too. Given that the War on Terror exists more than anywhere in the realm of propaganda, the role of the Press Secretary is almost as crucial as the Defense Secretary.
He is at least being honest, to a devout follower of The Decider, spin is the whole thing.



UPDATE: It seems Simon has been doing some "catapulting" himself. From the "search inside" feature on Amazon, looking at his latest effort, "Director's Cut":
...A couple of hours later the friend called back. Indeed there was an ongoing investigation of Mohammed Atta's trip to Prague last April to meet with an Iraqi agent. The Americans weren't convinced it actually happened, but the Czechs insisted it ..."

..."Watch your back in Prague," he said as I started off. "Isn't that where those Iraqis met with that Twin Towers guy? What's his name?
Simon works really hard for his Pajamaline pay-off here, selling the central Bush lie in his novel. Not that many will read it.

Kelso.


Picture from Kevin K. at Catch.com


Monday, June 12, 2006

Another Cover-up!

 P. O. W

*Encrypted Message from A US Soldier*

*Good day *

*This is a fully Encrypted Message for Security Reasons *
*I am A US Soldier(NAME WITHHELD),I served with the 1st Armored Division in Iraq.

My superior and I moved funds belonging to Saddam Hussein, the total is $25,000,000.00
(Twenty Five million US dollars)*


*Click on this link to read about the events that took place here *

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/2988455.stm

*Basically since we are working for the government we cannot keep these
funds, we have decided to look for someone to help us keep this funds
this is why I have contacted you, so you can keep it for us in your safe
account or an offshore account. *
*We will divide the total funds in three ways, since we are three involved in this. You will take 30%, and 30% will be for me, and my superior will take 30%. 10% will be kept aside for expenses*

*This is confidential and should not be discussed with anyone. *

*There is no risk involved whatsoever because we have covered this up since 2003*

*If you are interested i will send you the full details *

*Please reply me asap *

Enough to make a lizard cry....

It seems that "Mad" Melanie Phillips doesn't see Muslims as the enemy, doesn't connect all Muslims to a campaign of violence and she draws a distinction between Islam which "should be respected" and Islamism.

Well, according to the Observer anyway.

"Owing to an editing error last week, we failed to make clear that a letter from Chris Doyle, carried in response to our publication of an extract from Melanie Phillips's new book Londonistan, was written in his capacity as director of the Council for the Advancement of Arab British Understanding. That extract (Comment, 28 May) may have given the impression that Ms Phillips's book connects all British Muslims to a campaign of violence, whereas she stresses that the vast majority are peaceful and law-abiding. She also draws a distinction between Islam, which should be respected, and Islamism, which, she believes, is the use of that religion for violent ends."
Source: Islamophobia Watch

Sunday, June 11, 2006

LGF and the Gaza picnic massacre

Reader Gifthorse notes LGF's reaction to the killing of seven family members on a Gaza beach by an Israeli shell:

"Lizards really care about the Palestinian people. You can see this in how they go through the 5 stages of mourning when discussing a little girl being made an orphan ( http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=20998#comments):

1. Denial

#1 LSD 6/10/2006 06:38PM PDT


Setup's can work very well ...

#4 Maine's Michael 6/10/2006 06:43PM PDT


Best supporting actress nominee.

#5 Earth2moonbat 6/10/2006 06:44PM PDT


Consider this: It would take an ambulence in a civilized country 5 to 10 minutes to get to the scene. Probably longer there. Longer even for the camera crew. This was not the spontaneous reaction to an incident that just happened. At best, it was a reenactment. Watch it with your sound off, and you can see how melodramatic the filming is. This is not the spontaneous reaction captured on video. This is acting.


2. Anger

#9 kalel666 6/10/2006 06:49PM PDT



F*ck with the bull, you get the horns.


3. Bargaining

#13 rickl 6/10/2006 06:50PM PDT


This is not original, of course, but the point needs to be hammered home again and again.

The Isamofascists consciously and deliberately target innocent people. Western armed forces target enemy forces, but occasionally kill innocent people by accident.

The moral relativists, of course, see no difference at all. Dead is dead.
#16 Condor 6/10/2006 06:51PM PDT

Remember the kid whom the Israelis supposedly shot in a crossfire near a checkpoint--who turned out to have either been killed by Palestinian fire, or else was still alive?

And the little girl wounded during the Israeli attack in Lebanon (who so moved President Reagan), who turned out to be a boy with a broken arm (not wounded in the attack)?

We Americans have to become a bit more skeptical of TV scenes. . .

4. Depression

#6 Glaucon 6/10/2006 06:46PM PDT


It's sad, really. The Arabs are just so pathetic. Still waiting for their next contribution to human civilization...1000 years and counting.

5. Acceptance


Oh wait, there's no accepting reality on LGF... "

Friday, June 09, 2006

Al-Qaeda dispose of problem, gain a 'martyr'

Just 24 hours prior to the death of Zarqawi, Strategypage.com had this to say.

Zarqawi Scheduled for Martyrdom

The relationship between terrorist leader Abu Musab al Zarqawi and and the mainline al Qaeda leadership continues to deteriorate. Zarqawi’s recent audio messages have not only attacked the U.S. and the Shia-dominated government in Iraq, but also Iran. He’s even claiming that the U.S., Iran, and Shia in general, are in cahoots to destroy Islam. He has also called for continued attacks against Shia.

Except for his verbal attacks on the U.S. and the Iraqi government, he is almost totally distanced himself from the central leadership. Other al Qaeda leaders have been trying to down play anti-Iranian and anti-Shia rhetoric, and have been strongly discouraging attacks on civilians.

Given that Zarqawi has become a loose cannon and that his actions are handicapping Al Qaeda’s efforts, it seems reasonable to expect that an accident may befall him at some point in the near future. If handled right it can be made to look like he went out in a blaze of glory fighting American troops or that he was foully murdered. Either way, al Qaeda gets rid of a problem and gains another “martyr.”
The information that nailed Zarqawi came from his own organisation. Strategypage.com may well have called it right. The unpopular Zarqawi was left out to dry by his Al-Qaeda bosses.

Scource: Antiwar.com

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Unbelievable

Just imagine if a liberal commentator said this about 9/11 widows.

"These broads are millionaires, lionized on TV and in articles about them, reveling in their status as celebrities and stalked by griefparrazies. I have never seen people enjoying their husband’s death so much."
You could hear the wringing of hands and the gnashing of teeth at LGF from around the globe. However, this charming statement was made by none other than Ann Coulter so I doubt it will get a mention.

Source: The Huffington Post

UPDATE:

Russell Shaw has his say, and says what we're all thinking.
I am no authority on the next life, Ann Coulter, but I know something about this life.

And in this life, consigning you to "bitch-dom" is too kind an assignation.

I've got a better word for you, Ann Coulter.

The word that rhymes with what football teams often do on fourth down.

Where's the threat?

Chuckles and his Chuckleheads have recently been getting themselves in lather about 'death threats' so it's no surprise to find them all confused to what a threat actually is. This according to Chuckles is the new MCB chairman issuing a threat to Britain:

“People want to know what exactly happened and about the intelligence — is it genuine information, is it flawed — these are the questions police have to answer as soon as possible,” Abdul Bari said Tuesday.

“Trust could break down if things are not clarified,” said Abdul Bari, the secretary general of Britain’s largest Muslim organization. “Angry people can do anything, angry people can even feel that they should take the law into their own hands, so anger has to be directed into positive action,” he warned.
Is that a threat? Or an accurate description of what could happen if communities are being attacked by the authorities? And anyway, the end of his piece says it all, anger has to be directed into positive action. Is positive action a violent act? No. He doesn't say that. Let us remind Charles what a threat is.

Nals Rawna:
Many Commenters on that site have made death threats against leading Muslims around the world. Here is an email I sent to Charles Johnson, and the response, where he admits a commenter named "Rayra" threatened to shoot a CAIR spokesman in the head:

From: Nals Rawna Mailed-By: gmail.com

Reply-To: Nals Rawna
To: cair@cair-net.org
Cc: charles@littlegreenfootballs.com, eschatonmail@comcast.net, mfinn@gop.com, kenmehlman@gop.com
Date: Jul 29, 2005 11:24 AM
Subject: A threat to murder Mr. Hooper has been made on the Internet

Dear Sir/Madam:

I'd like to point you to a popular Republican leaning internet site,
where a threat to murder Mr. Ibrahim Hooper has been made.

On the site, www.littlegreenfootballs.com, which averages nearly
100,000 visitors a day, a commenter made the following statement:

"When is someone goimg [sic] to finally walk up to Ibrahim Hooper and
put a bullet in his brain?"

http://www.littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=16856#c0028

As of 11 A.M. EST, the threat has not been removed from the site.
Indeed, the consensus on the site is the only reason to not undertake
such action is that it would make Mr. Hooper a "martyr."

I would urge CAIR to take precautions with the security of Mr. Hooper.

Best,

Nals Rawna

Response:

From: Charles Johnson

To: Nals Rawna , cair@cair-net.org
Cc: eschatonmail@comcast.net, mfinn@gop.com, kenmehlman@gop.com
Date: Jul 29, 2005 11:53 AM
Subject: Re: A threat to murder Mr. Hooper has been made on the Internet
Dear Nals,

The comment you pointed out has been deleted; LGF policy is to delete any
such comments as soon as we become aware of them, and this has now been
done. Thank you for alerting us to this.

Charles Johnson
http://littlegreenfootballs.com


Please note that this "rayra" is still allowed to comment on the site. If Johnson is so worried about threats made against him, why does he not dislcose the identity of someone who threatened to shoot Ibrahim Hooper in the head?
2006-10-29 14:14:01
Well done to Charles for deleting the comment. However, it shows that Reuters are far more pro-active than LGF, by suspending the 'death wish' e-mailer they've done far more than Charles has.

The power of nightmares

How thoroughly deranged are the lizards, now they're finding jihadis under every bed?

Pamela* 6/6/2006 09:03PM PDT

oh God, I am planning on going to Finland for Christmas. scarey [sic].

What's so frightening about Finland in December? Apparently, it's the fact that it borders Norway, which according to rumors passed along by a friend of some other lizard, is crawling and seething with Islamists who are on the verge of declaring shari'a law.

So because some Wahhabist idiots in Oslo are pining for burqas and beheadings, the geopolitical genuises over in lizard-land are convinced that anyone visiting anyplace within a 2000-mile radius is in imminent danger of -- well, we're not sure what, but in reality the biggest dangers facing any visitor to Finland in December are likely to be hypothermia and rapid impoverishment, in a land where a pint of Guinness costs €7.

Oh, and another thing: this Pamela* isn't visiting big, bad, scary Helsinki, where there are refugees from Somalia (eek!) and Iraq (ack!) and even a couple of mosques (omigodwereallgonnaDIE!!!1!):
my destination is Kemi, Finland. 1 hour south of the arctic circle, and near Roviemi [sic] where Santa lives.

One pictures a small, fearful, cringing, parka-clad lady creeping about the dark streets of a small Lappish town in midwinter, feverishly scanning every face and sign and building for signs of the dreaded Eurabian apocalypse. One also imagines that this Pamela* will proceed to make an utter fool of herself by broadcasting her fears to every Finn she meets.

Hyvää matkaa!**

* not the Pamela, as far as we can tell
** Bon voyage!

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

The day of the beast

And there she is -- in a place you wouldn't normally expect to see her.

Monday, June 05, 2006

LGF death threats - update

 Rooting around in the muck that is Littlegreenfootballs.com you can't but keep coming across death threats. That's right, instances of LGF regulars telling visitors - quite openly - that they should be dead.

Take this beauty:

#74 Kragar (proud to be kafir) 11/13/2004 09:56AM PST

#67 krazykounselor

after reading your comment in the previous thread, only one thing really comes to mind:

Eat shit and die screaming, you sad, pathetic little shit.


...and this one...

#145 Iron Fist 11/13/2004 06:32PM PST

#131 krazykounselor,

I'll start for you.

Go fuck yourself.

Preferably with a chainsaw.

We gave the non-combatants so much time to get out that the combatants had time to plan their resistance. That means we will lose people who would have survived had we hit with less warning.

Many non-combatants will survive because of their sacrifice. Honor that sacrifice, bitch. Our people are dying so their people can live.

No one still in the city should be permitted to survive.

Personally, I'd just nuke it [Fallujah], but I understand the political considerations that make that complicated.


Now why does it seem a tad hypocritical of Charles Johnson to let his pet gofers randomly call for the death of individuals and entire city populations? Perhaps because self-same Johnson recently made a big thing out of the fact that someone sent him a nastygram implicating the person's employer in a lethal conspiracy against him?

File Under: BS

Chuckles happily copies and pastes this charming load of old codswallop from YNET News.

Following warnings by extremist Islamic group al-Muhajiroun, in which the group said that the red cross in the England flag symbolizes the ‘blood thirsty crusaders’ and the occupation of Muslims, some of the largest companies in England have ordered their workers not to wave the flags.

The flag has recently appeared in England on everything from bikinis to cars, and sold in endless versions in stores.

But the Islamic protest forced some corporations, such as cable companies NTL, Heathrow airport in London, and even the Drivers and Vehicles Licensing Agency to ban the flag in every form due to fears from reactions of Muslims.
1. Al-Muhajiroun has been defunct for years (2004 to be exact). The Saviour Sect which was spawned from it has died a death also.

2. The only source for this story is YNET News, an Israeli news provider. No British news outlet has reported any threats by Al-Muhajiroun, or even reported its Lazarus like re-emergence. A quick scan around the news sources listed by Google shows only two entries, YNET and Front Page Magazine (which merely copies and pastes YNET). Where's the British coverage?

3. None of the companies listed has received warnings/threats or correspondance from Al-Muhajiroun.

I guess this is another 'Iranian Nazis' stories.

UPDATE:

NTL have announced that they have asked their drivers to refrain from flying flags from company property because as they say 'We work in many multicultural areas and in different countries within Britain so we want to maintain a professional image and a sense of impartiality.'. No mention of threats for the Islamic community then? No campaign by a defunct group of jihadis?

Heathrow airport say flags are not permitted '— because the flags might get caught in the wind and fly on to a runway'. Seems reasonable. No mention of Al-Muj.

UPDATE 2:

The Sun interviewed Anjem Choudary and like the good little pet extremist he had this to say......
Anjem Choudary, a former leader of the Islamic extremist group Al-Muhajiroun, claimed the St George flag symbolised a bloodthirsty past. He said: "The cross does represent Christianity and for Muslims it also represents a crusader history of occupation and murder."
So that's a quote. No threat. No organised campaign. No re-ermergence of Al Muj. (PS notice the words 'former leader'? )

No comment





Sunday, June 04, 2006

Death threats plus updates!

Exclusive coverage of the latest developments in the Death Threat Controversy here at LGF. Read in horror as an obviously insane individual, not only content with sending one death threat (although it was more of a death wish to be fair) continues to (gasp) visit LGF and (shock, horror) read the reactions!!

Several of you have expressed concerns about the death threats I've been receiving from Islamofascists and their supporters, so I decided to share my notes with you:

Early Friday morning at about 3:00 am on the East Coast, someone in Des Moines connected to the Internet - probably using a desktop computer or perhaps a laptop known to Al Quaeda - and browsed over to this article at the Augusta Chronicle: News You Can Use.

The Chronicle's piece (about "safe grilling") is in the section of the Chronicle site where readers can comment. Someone posted a link to LGF there accusing me of unsafe griling practices tantamount to terrorism. Our 'visitor' clicked that link, leading him/her/it to this post: Tuesday Morning Tire Fire. Could they really believe that is what my grilling area looks like?

At 3:23 am, this charlatan used our contact form to send the following message with the obviously phony Hotmail address 'insanelunatic@hotmail.com' and the subject line, "You are a joke!!".
I look forward to the day when you grill some pig and get slightly ill from food poisoning....
Well, isn't that special?
Please, read more here. You laugh, you'll cry a little and then laugh more.

Crazy lady

Sadly, No! and TBogg have been reading (and watching) the lovely Pamela, so we don't have to.

Who is now reduced to........... quoting Hal Lindsey,,,,,.... you.... know,,,,, the Hal Lindsey who once........ wrote an insane book called The Late Great Planet Earth.......(and was caught promoting the Zion Oil crackpot scheme at WND!),,,

(Apologies for the...... eccentric typography and punctuation,,,,,,,,,, but apparently it's de rigueur if you want to be......... taken seriously by,, the wingnuttosphere. Which the lovely Pamela most........ certainly is.

Not a river in Egypt.....



Classic Chuckles, all "quote marks" and "allegations" when it suits him.

Some of the most virulent condemnations of America over the allegations of “torture” at Abu Ghraib have come from British newspaper The Guardian.

Source: LGF (Copy and paste this link)

Iraqi Fury

The new Iraqi Government is accusing the US Military of a cover-up over the alleged Ishaki massacre. Somebody should remind them of how puppet regimes are supposed to act.

AMERICA'S alliance with the new Iraqi government was plunged into major crisis last night as the country's prime minister and its people reacted with fury to the US military clearing its forces of killing civilians during operations against insurgents.

Iraqi leaders vowed to press on with their own probe into one of the most notorious American raids against extremist fighters, in the town of Ishaqi, rejecting the US military's exoneration of its forces.

Adnan al-Kazimi, an aide to prime minister Nuri al-Maliki, said the government would also demand an apology from the United States and compensation for the victims in several cases, including the alleged massacre in the town of Haditha last year.

The escalation in tensions comes as sources at the Foreign Office confirmed that the British Government is also urging the Americans to co-operate fully with comprehensive investigations into the deaths at both Ishaqi and Haditha.

A report filed by Iraqi police accused US troops of rounding up and deliberately shooting 11 people - including five children and four women - in a house in Ishaqi, before blowing up the building. Video footage revealed by the BBC appeared to show the aftermath of US action in Ishaqi, including a number of dead adults and children with what experts claimed were clearly gunshot wounds.

But following its own inquiries into the Ishaqi operation, the Pentagon enraged Iraqi officials by issuing a statement declaring that allegations that US troops "executed a family ... and then hid the alleged crimes by directing an air strike, are absolutely false".

US spokesman Major General William Caldwell said the US investigation into events in Ishaqi, where the military says it was attempting to capture insurgents, had found no wrongdoing on the part of the troops.

He said troops had been fired on as they raided a house to arrest an al-Qaeda suspect. They returned fire and called in air support, which destroyed the building, killing one militant and resulting in "up to nine collateral deaths".

The military had previously said one guerrilla, two women and a child were killed in the March 15 raid in the town, which is in the US-controlled zone, 60 miles north of Baghdad.

The Americans have repeatedly pledged to punish any soldier found guilty of atrocities in Iraq. But the decision to clear the troops in Ishaqi fuelled deep mistrust among ordinary Iraqis, three years after the US-led invasion to oust Saddam Hussein.

Police in Ishaqi say five children, four women and two men were shot in the head, and that the bodies, with hands bound, were dumped in one room before the house was blown up.

"We have it from more than one source that the Ishaqi killings were carried out under questionable circumstances," al-Kazimi said yesterday. "More than one child was killed. This [US] report was not fair for the Iraqi people and the children who were killed."

Source: Scotland on Sunday

Where credit is due

Lizards weigh in on the arrest of 17 suspected terrorists in Canada:

whiterasta 6/3/2006 07:49PM PDT
Yay Harper.
I bet this would not be happening if the inbred, semi-literate bumpkin from Quebec were the Prime Minister.

mich-again 6/3/2006 03:05PM PDT
But there's hope. Stephen Harper and the Tories seem to be genuine about becoming a true partner with the USA whereas the scoundrel he replaced always seemed to rally support among the electorate simply by trashing and cursing everything American.


Elsewhere on LGF, Charles excerpts a National Post article, including the following:
Well before police tactical teams began their sweeps around Toronto on Friday, at least 18 related arrests had already taken place in Canada, the United States, Britain, Bosnia, Denmark, Sweden, and Bangladesh.

The six-month RCMP investigation, called Project OSage, is one of several overlapping probes that include an FBI case called Operation Northern Exposure and a British probe known as Operation Mazhar.

Stephen Harper became the Prime Minister of Canada on February 6.

It's now June 4.

Do the math.

Friday, June 02, 2006

Bizarro World revisited

Last month, we noticed some interesting things just a click or two away from the Pajamas Media sidebar.

One of the items concerned prominent Pajamazoid LaShawn Barber, a black lady who is quite fond of the idea that black people are stupid. Miss Barber subsequently left a comment here in which she proudly declared, "I tread where others fear to tread, exploring controversial and "dangerous" ideas. No physical or mental chains on me."

Well, OK then. Let's see what "controversial and 'dangerous' ideas" Miss Barber has been exploring lately, shall we?

Here's one. Miss Barber is quite taken with the ideas espoused by a fellow called Mark, who writes a blog called "Western Survival," and who thinks Miss Barber should be forced to leave her home, relinquish her U.S. citizenship, and take up residence in a walled-off Bantustan somewhere.

Yes, really.

Miss Barber, we do hope you're reading this, so that you might tell us where in the U.S. you'd like your new homeland to be. And whether you would, in keeping with your vaunted chainlessness, go willingly.

Killing in the name of......Little Green Footballs

Us 'leftists' don't get it. The problem is we're not killing enough civilians in Iraq:

TMF 6/1/2006 06:02PM PDT

You'd think these leftists would realize what Iraq would look like if Marines were intentionally targeting civilians on a routine basis.

Hint, lefties: the troops would be home, we'd have the fucking oil, and there would'nt be any more goddam car bombings or IEDs.
Via Nuclear Cop in the comments

Beyond chutzpah!

Chuckles the Clown really has balls of steel. How else can you explain a man who has made his seedy career out of denigrating, de-humanizing and generally cheerleading the oppression of the Palestinian people complaining about this:



Is this as insulting as his comments section? Is this equivalent to the kind of anti-Muslim and anti-Arab bigotry that he allows?

Source: LGF (Copy and paste this link)

A new Haditha?

How long before the 'lizards' chime in with their usual chorus of 'they deserved it'? Depends wether Charlie comments on it really. But as he was dismissive of Haditha, I'm sure he'll find a way to justify this alleged killing spree as well.

The BBC has uncovered new video evidence that US forces may have been responsible for the deliberate killing of 11 innocent Iraqi civilians.

The video appears to challenge the US military's account of events that took place in the town of Ishaqi in March.

The US said at the time four people died during a military operation, but Iraqi police claimed that US troops had deliberately shot the 11 people.

A spokesman for US forces in Iraq told the BBC an inquiry was under way.

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The video pictures obtained by the BBC appear to contradict the US account of the events in Ishaqi, about 100km (60 miles) north of Baghdad, on 15 March 2006.

The US authorities said they were involved in a firefight after a tip-off that an al-Qaeda supporter was visiting the house.

According to the Americans, the building collapsed under heavy fire killing four people - a suspect, two women and a child.

But a report filed by Iraqi police accused US troops of rounding up and deliberately shooting 11 people in the house, including five children and four women, before blowing up the building.

The video tape obtained by the BBC shows a number of dead adults and children at the site with what our world affairs editor John Simpson says were clearly gunshot wounds.

The pictures came from a hardline Sunni group opposed to coalition forces.

It has been cross-checked with other images taken at the time of events and is believed to be genuine, the BBC's Ian Pannell in Baghdad says.

Source: BBC NEWS

UPDATE: The American Military have cleared the troops above of any wrongdoing in Ishaki.
A US military investigation has found there was no misconduct by US troops over Iraqi civilian deaths in the town of Ishaqi, a spokesman says.

Maj Gen William Caldwell said reports that troops "executed" a family during a raid on a house in March and tried to cover it up were "absolutely false".

Questions over the 11 deaths in Ishaqi come amid a Pentagon inquiry into a bigger alleged massacre in Haditha.

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A report filed by Iraqi police accused US troops of rounding up and deliberately shooting 11 people in the house in Ishaqi, including five children and four women, before blowing up the building.

Footage shows dead at Ishaqi site
The BBC footage from Ishaqi was cross-checked with other images

Maj Gen Caldwell said the US investigation into events in Ishaqi, where the military says it was attempting to capture insurgents, had found no wrongdoing on the part of the troops.

Four bodies including that of an insurgent were found after the raid while up to nine "collateral deaths" resulted from the US raid, according to the investigation.

It added that a precise death toll could not be determined because of collapsed walls and debris.

All the correct procedures were followed when troops came under fire as they approached the house, Maj Gen Caldwell said.

"The investigation revealed the ground force commander, while capturing and killing terrorists, operated in accordance with the rules of engagement governing our combat forces in Iraq," he added.

"Allegations that the troops executed a family living in this safe house, and then hid the alleged crimes by directing an air strike, are absolutely false."

The outcome of the Pentagon investigation emerged a day after the BBC released video footage that appears to show the aftermath of US action in Ishaqi, about 100km (60 miles) north of Baghdad.

This investigation came to the conclusion without the aid of the recently released video footage of the deceased family with gunshot wounds, and anyway if they had done a thorough search of the building for terrorists, how come they missed an entire family when it came time to call in an air strike?

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Meanwhile, in Amsterdam

Rita Verdonk stood for the leadership of the conservative VVD party. She lost.

And now, the 18-year-old girl from Kosovo who was seized by Dutch police and thrown into jail for the crime of wanting to sit her final exams has filed a claim against Verdonk.

Good times.

Killing in the name of.....

According to the BBC, US-led troops in Iraq are going to get 'ethical' training in the wake of the Haditha massacre.

For the next 30 days, they will receive lessons in "core warrior values", a military statement said.

Correspondents say Haditha, where US marines are suspected of massacring up to 24 Iraqi civilians, could have a huge effect on US public opinion.

So what's the training? Don't execute civilian men, women and children in cold blood because it effects public opinion!?!

How about lesson one being.....

1. Don't execute civilian men, women and children in cold blood because it's WRONG!

How about that for a 'core warrior value'?

Source: BBC NEWS

Honk For English!



No amnety? Please somebody tell me this is a Photoshop.

Via Mike Power

UPDATE:

The photograph above is not a Photoshop! Amazingly those people are that stupid. Thanks to Rachel in the comments below.