Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Strata on the NIE release...

Here are a few of the many interesting points:

This first section is a overview of where we are. Cleary the IC sees terrorism as having been dealt serious blows to its organization, leadership and operations. Translation: we have been very successful. But the consensus is, while we have severely hit the movement, it is not giving up yet. Instead it is adapting - which should put our news media on notice since they have helped the terrorists adapt by leaking classified material regularly on all aspects of our efforts, including on going investigations. It is telling that that gem of information has never shown up in the compliant news media


The terrorists’ adaptation is to spread out support away from our targetted enemies. In essence it is a strategy to retreat and regroup. And though this is happening, the other great news in this is the Jihadist movement remains a small fraction of the Muslim population. Which means the Arab street backlash everyone predicted, and still claim is happening, is not happening.


Iraq is seen as the central battle in the Jihadist War on The West. Lose Iraq and the enemy’s ranks will swell with enthusiasm and confidence. Win in Iraq and it will likely cripple the movement for good. This is from the IC folks and completely contradicts the cut-and-run plans of the Democrats. These sentences are never produced in tandem like they are in the report and have been here. This is one conclusion being presented here. Iraq is everything for our future.


The media has clearly misread or misrepresented these findings. You cannot separate the dispersion of Jihadists from the fact they dispersion was caused by our highly successful attacks on them. The dispersion is not as much adding strength as a tactic of retreat and regrouping. These conclusions cannot have their elements taken out of the context intended by the IC itself. Of course dispersion could imply a growing threat if one doesn’t have the information in the leading paragraph that set the stage for the dispersion.

You won't read that in the MSM or hear it from the Dims in Congress. Read it here.

Friday, September 15, 2006

The religion of Perpetual Outrage.....

I was amazed by the national news headlines concerning the muslim reaction to Pope Benedict's historically accurate comments (it's not like he made something up is it???)

The reports described the rage and violence and anger - from muslims who resented that the Pope impugned the "religion of peace." Even showed pics of a violent mob scene....

Does anyone else see the irony of that?

Next: Why do they call terrorists "radical muslims"? That is not what they are.
They are devout muslims who are dedicated to following Mohammed's example and teachings. This is a guy that was a pedophile and mass murderer. How can one expect better from his followers.....

Here's an example of the teachings of the "religion of peace":
On unbelievers is the curse of Allah. - Sura 2:161
Slay them wherever ye find them and drive them out of the places whence they drove you out, for persecution is worse than slaughter. - Sura 2:191
Fight against them until idolatry is no more and Allah's religion reigns supreme. (different translation: ) Fight them until there is no persecution and the religion is God's entirely. - Sura 2:193 and 8:39
Fighting is obligatory for you, much as you dislike it. - Sura 2:216
(different translation: ) Prescribed for you is fighting, though it is hateful to you.
Those who believe fight in the cause of God, and those who reject faith fight in the cause of evil. - Sura 4:7

Faithful muslim = terrorist. It's not that difficult.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Remembering Jayesh Shah

On September 11, 2006, 2,996 volunteer bloggers
join together for a tribute to the victims of 9/11.
Each blog will pay tribute to a single victim.

We honor them by remembering their lives,
and not by dwelling on the tragic way in which they died.

I was given the opportunity to honor Jayesh Shah. Jayesh was a native of Bombay India, who came to the US when he was six. He graduated from Tulsa with a degree in Petro Engineering and a Masters in Computer Science. His worked for Cantor Fitzgerald on the 103rd floor in Tower One. The most oft quoted comment left by those that knew him is that of remembering his smile and is often described as having a playful, fun spirit. He was married for 12 years to his wife Jyothi, and had 3 kids - 10-year- old, Nikita (who he coached in soccer), and his other children, Sonia, 8, and Kevin, 6.

Jayesh was a active family man, putting his family first. He cared first and formost for his children's education, both academically and in life as evidenced by his involvement in his daughter's extracurricular activities. He was happy to pursue pleasures like dressing up like a mummy while on a camping trip - going from door to door - never discouraged by the sound of doors slamming in his face. His attitude was "'You can't just sleep away a camping trip. Let's have some fun."

While I've not had the honor of meeting his wife and children, I did find this while searching the net:

Dear Daddy, I miss you. It has been 3 months now and I pray for you to be at peace everyday. I miss you coaching me in soccer, baseball, and swimming. I miss you at dinner and when it will first snow. I wish you were with us when we went to see the Harry Potter movie. And I miss you in many more ways. I Love you.
Nikita Shah, daughter

I've never met this man, nor anyone in his family. But I feel a deep sense of loss for his wife, children, brothers and other relatives. I feel for his wife and children who will not see him at the dinner table or at the soccer field. I feel for his daughters and son who will not have her father watch them run and sing and graduate from school.

It's been 5 years. But I and millions of other Americans will never forget. I will never forget this man who was a stranger to me before this day. This man I've spent time in the last few weeks reading about. I don't understand, and never will understand why this fine young man had to die so young. However, after reading what I have, I know we can not mourn that such a man died, but rather thank God that such a man lived.

I also want to credit these sites for info on Mr. Shah:
Sept 11.