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Posted on 04/11/2010 9:33:03 AM PDT by Velveeta

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Obama amputates our nuclear arms

By: Charles Krauthammer


Under President Obama’s new policy, however, if the state that has just attacked us with biological or chemical weapons is “in compliance with the Non-Proliferation Treaty,” explained Gates, then “the U.S. pledges not to use or threaten to use nuclear weapons against it.”

Imagine the scenario: Hundreds of thousands are lying dead in the streets of Boston after a massive anthrax or nerve gas attack. The president immediately calls in the lawyers to determine whether the attacking state is in compliance with the NPT. If it turns out that the attacker is up-to-date with its latest IAEA inspections, well, it gets immunity from nuclear retaliation. (Our response is then restricted to bullets, bombs and other conventional munitions.)

However, if the lawyers tell the president that the attacking state is NPT noncompliant, we are free to blow the bastards to nuclear kingdom come.

This is quite insane. It’s like saying that if a terrorist deliberately uses his car to mow down a hundred people waiting at a bus stop, the decision as to whether he gets hanged or 100 hours of community service hinges entirely on whether his car had passed emissions inspections.

Apart from being morally bizarre, the Obama policy is strategically loopy. Does anyone believe that North Korea or Iran will be more persuaded to abjure nuclear weapons because they could then carry out a biological or chemical attack on the United States without fear of nuclear retaliation?

The naivete is stunning.


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To: HollyB

Thank you for the ping HollyB.

1,901 posted on 02/09/2011 1:02:22 PM PST by Cindy
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To: HollyB; All

Thanks, Holly. Adding to your link:

Awlaki Tops Bin Laden as Top Terror Threat To U.S., Counterterrorism Official Says

Read more:

1,902 posted on 02/09/2011 10:39:11 PM PST by Velveeta
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To: Velveeta

I suppose the Sharia Law Council & muslim scholars made their case on why it is permitted to kill innocent Christian and Jews, and even innocent bystanders who are muslims.

“If by ‘innocent people’ the inquirer means Jewish or Christian civilians [who live] in the country [where the jihad operation is to take place], then he should know that these people are fundamentally not innocent. Rather, they are aggressive combatants who are party to [the deeds of their leaders] in money, opinion, and counsel. Even if some of them are innocent, but cannot be separated from the aggressors whom the mujahideen aim to target – the [Muslims] scholars have ruled that, in the case of a surprise attack, it permissible to kill all of them [i.e., the bystanders along with the targets]...

Hannity was grilling someone last week over the killing of 3,000 innocent people on 9/11. I suppose we already knew they felt this way. Disgusting animals

1,903 posted on 02/12/2011 3:27:11 PM PST by HollyB
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To: HollyB

Yes, according to moslems only they can be innocent.


Is it Muslim or Moslem?

When Baby Boomers were children it was Moslem. The American Heritage Dictionary (1992) noted, “Moslem is the form predominantly preferred in journalism and popular usage. Muslim is preferred by scholars and by English-speaking adherents of Islam.” No more. Now, almost everybody uses Muslim.

According to the Center for Nonproliferation Studies, “Moslem and Muslim are basically two different spellings for the same word.” But the seemingly arbitrary choice of spellings is a sensitive subject for many followers of Islam. Whereas for most English speakers, the two words are synonymous in meaning, the Arabic roots of the two words are very different. A Muslim in Arabic means “one who gives himself to God,” and is by definition, someone who adheres to Islam. By contrast, a Moslem in Arabic means “one who is evil and unjust” when the word is pronounced, as it is in English, Mozlem with a z.


Journalists switched to Muslim from Moslem in recent years under pressure from Islamic groups. But the use of the word Moslem has not entirely ceased. Established institutions which used the older form of the name have been reluctant to change. The American Moslem Foundation is still the American Moslem Foundation (much as the NAACP is still the NAACP—the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People). The journal The Moslem World—published by the Hartford Seminary in Connecticut—is still The Moslem World.

1,904 posted on 02/12/2011 3:43:46 PM PST by Velveeta
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To: All

Saeed Al-Shihri, Deputy Leader of AQAP Dead in Yemen

Private sources told the Yemen Post that the second in command of Yemen- based Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) was killed in a bomb explosion while he was preparing it to be used against Yemeni and foreign targets. (snip)

1,905 posted on 02/12/2011 3:45:23 PM PST by Velveeta
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To: Velveeta

ok, but I refuse to say Pahkeestahn.

1,906 posted on 02/12/2011 3:47:52 PM PST by HollyB
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To: All

A must read, although you may never sleep again after reading it:

In The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America

The real threat to the United States is not terrorism. The real threat is Islamism, whose sophisticated forces have collaborated with the American Left not only to undermine U.S. national security but also to shred the fabric of American constitutional democracy—freedom and individual liberty. In The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America, bestselling author Andrew C. McCarthy offers a harrowing account of how the global Islamist movement’s jihad involves far more than terrorist attacks, and how it has found the ideal partner in President Barack Obama, whose Islamist sympathies run deep.

For years, McCarthy warned of America’s blindness to the Islamist threat, but in The Grand Jihad McCarthy exposes a new, more insidious peril: the government’s active appeasement of the Islamist ideology. With the help of witting and unwitting accomplices in and out of government, Islamism doesn’t merely fuel terrorism but spawns America-hating Islamic enclaves in our very midst, gradually foisting Islam’s repressive law, sharia, on American life. The revolutionary doctrine has made common cause with an ascendant Left that also seeks radical transformation of our constitutional order. The prognosis for liberty could not be more dire.

1,907 posted on 02/12/2011 3:58:19 PM PST by Velveeta
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To: HollyB

LOL! Me too.

1,908 posted on 02/12/2011 4:01:42 PM PST by Velveeta
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To: Velveeta; Cindy
We've had a cyber attack on the Canadian Treasury computers by China over night, but during the report, they also talked about Chinese counterfeit chips being installed in US fighter jets that can be remotely disabled, and I hadn't seen anything about this on FR. Have you heard about it?
1,909 posted on 02/17/2011 5:47:35 AM PST by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: fanfan

Have not heard of it, fanfan - but I’ve been a bit out of the loop.

I’m going to check out this NYT article:

Canada Hit by Cyberattack From China

1,910 posted on 02/17/2011 4:32:38 PM PST by Velveeta
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To: Velveeta; holdonnow

You can find the interview here, I think. I can’t listen to it right now, because Mark Levin is streaming.

It’s currently the 3rd one down.

Thursday, February 17, 2011
China attempts to hack our government
Madely in the Morning - 8:10am -— Steve Madely is joined by Michel Juneau-Katsuya, President and CEO of The Northgate Group, and former senior intelligence officer and manager at the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, to discuss the CTV report that Chinese government hackers have unsuccessfully attempted to break into the Canadian finance department’s computers to obtain secret economic data.
mp3 (click here to download)

1,911 posted on 02/17/2011 4:49:07 PM PST by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: fanfan; Velveeta

I’ve heard nothing about counterfeit chips.



“Canada: New attacks from China on two government departments”
By Daniel Kennedy | February 16, 2011, 11:32pm PST

1,912 posted on 02/18/2011 12:34:04 AM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy; Velveeta
It's possible I misheard it.

Hubby said that he understood the report to say that the counterfeit Chinese chips were installed in the computers that control the US misiles. The chips could be disabled from Bejing.


1,913 posted on 02/19/2011 2:22:19 PM PST by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: Velveeta

Netherlands threatened via YouTube video

1,914 posted on 04/11/2011 7:18:28 PM PDT by LayoutGuru2 (0BAMAC0RN)
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To: LayoutGuru2; nwctwx; Cindy; Godzilla; nw_arizona_granny; callmejoe; Oorang; StillProud2BeFree; ...

Ping to #914, thanks LG2, nice to see you.

A video briefly appeared on YouTube with a threat of an attack on the Netherlands. The film begins with the text: “Get ready for attack! 4 MAY 2011, a big BOMB for the Netherlands - non-believers will believe!”

1,915 posted on 04/12/2011 2:04:47 PM PDT by Velveeta
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To: Velveeta

Maybe I’ll calm some folks, and maybe I’ll just worry more of ‘em.....

Anyway, I’ve observed over the years that the loudest threats come from the folks LEAST likely to actually do much but make noise to get attention.

The people you’ve really gotta worry about just DO things, then maybe not say anything at all.....unless they leave Gone To Allah notes.

If I’m going out to do dirty deeds, the only warning the subject is going to get is the sharp pain before the lights go out.

1,916 posted on 04/12/2011 2:53:49 PM PDT by Unrepentant VN Vet ((648 and a wakeup) Truth, I know, always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition.)
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To: Velveeta

Not exactly a threat - but heard on the news tonight that 0bama has ticked off the Saudis for his Egypt stance and pushing out Mubarak. They have gone to Russia and China to strike up more business with them.

The threat is probably worse from within these days.

1,917 posted on 04/12/2011 4:15:33 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (SL I believe hes a remarkable race-car driver, I think some people in the world have forgotten that)
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To: Velveeta

May 4th, 2011.


5+4= 9/11

1,918 posted on 04/12/2011 4:18:33 PM PDT by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: Unrepentant VN Vet; Velveeta; Cindy
But that's because you want to do it “successfully”.

You want to survive.

The koran says they have to warn the infidel to repent and become Muslim. If the infidel refuses the offer, they can do their worst. If they die killing us, the reward is said to be even greater.

Iirc, they did it before 9/11, and 3/11.

1,919 posted on 04/12/2011 4:29:16 PM PDT by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: fanfan

Thanks for the ping fanfan.

The global jihad is 24/7.

The gwot is 24/7.

Nothing has changed over the years except for the number of innocents injured/killed and the number of jihadis captured/detained/arrested/killed.

1,920 posted on 04/12/2011 4:55:04 PM PDT by Cindy
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