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First, the Good News ... (Oliver North)
GOPUSA ^ | January 15, 2010 | Oliver North

Posted on 01/14/2010 8:01:19 PM PST by jazusamo

WASHINGTON -- There is no doubt that the terrible earthquake in Haiti -- the worst disaster in the history of the Western Hemisphere -- is a tragedy of profound proportions. The good news is that the "first responders" on-scene were wearing American uniforms. The U.S. Coast Guard -- motto: "Semper Paratus" (Latin for "Always Ready") -- was "firstest with the mostest" and began providing emergency assistance within hours of the Tuesday night quake.

The White House quickly ordered reinforcements. A veritable armada -- consisting of U.S. Navy ships and aircraft, Air Force cargo and aeromedical flights, a brigade of the 82nd Airborne and the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit -- was dispatched for rescue, relief and security operations. In an era when the so-called mainstream media make much of how our armed forces are "overstretched" by commitments in Iraq, Afghanistan, the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Aden, the U.S. military's rapid reaction to the catastrophe in Haiti is a lesson for the potentates of the press -- and tinhorn despots, such as Venezuela's Hugo Chavez.

Events in Haiti have eclipsed some good news from the war in Afghanistan. Last week on Fox News Channel, I described how the Haqqani network -- perhaps the most dangerous terror group operating against NATO forces and the Karzai government in Kabul -- was tripped up by the malfeasance of its leaders. A grotesque series of pornographic videos, apparently made by senior members of the Haqqani organization, shows them committing serial rape. The perpetrators and victims -- young ethnic Pashtun girls and boys -- are clearly visible in videos being distributed on Islamic Web sites, DVDs and VHS tapes sold at "porn bazaars" in both Pakistan and Afghanistan. Outraged Muslim clerics have accused those involved of "crimes against Islam."

The "founder" of the terror network, Maulavi Jalaluddin Haqqani, was once the Taliban minister of borders and tribal affairs. His eldest son -- Sirajuddin, aka Siraj -- now runs the day-to-day operations of the organization and maintains close ties with Taliban leaders and al-Qaida. The network operates from tribal havens along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border and is believed to be connected to a wave of suicide bombings -- including the Dec. 30 attack at Camp Chapman in Khost province, which killed seven CIA personnel and wounded six others.

Widespread dissemination of the "Haqqani porn videos" by clerics calling for "righteous Muslims to rise up against those who perform such acts" may seriously damage the network's base of support -- and disenchant supposedly devout Wahhabi financiers in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Emirates. If that were to happen, it would be very good news indeed.

Now for the bad news. Yemen is a much bigger problem than anyone ever believed before Christmas Day, when Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab tried to bring down Northwest Airlines Flight 253 with a bomb in his underwear.

Since then, we have learned that the young Nigerian was not a "lone wolf" or an "isolated case" -- as we were initially told by the Obama administration. We now know that there are in fact many more al-Qaida-trained terrorists in Yemen preparing for attacks on Americans -- there, elsewhere around the world and here at home. We also have learned that the O-Team -- so quick in sending much-needed help to Haiti -- is slow off the mark when it comes to dealing with this threat.

That Yemen is a hotbed for radical Islamists should not be a surprise to anyone. This is, after all, the place where al-Qaida terrorists blew a hole in the USS Cole, killing 17 American sailors and wounding more than 30 others, Oct. 12, 2000. Yemen is where convicted terrorist John Walker Lindh, captured in Afghanistan in 2001, was "radicalized." It was after visiting Yemen that Carlos Leon Bledsoe, aka Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, decided, police say, to shoot up a U.S. Army recruiting center in Little Rock, Ark., killing one soldier and critically wounding another.

Yemen is where radical American-born cleric Anwar al-Aulaqi foments jihad against us. It was to al-Aulaqi in Yemen that Maj. Nidal Hasan, a U.S. Army physician, turned for counsel before, according to police, opening fire, killing 13 people and wounding more than two dozen others at Fort Hood on Nov. 5. Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal, the Jordanian physician who blew himself up at the CIA base in Afghanistan last month, was a member of Yemen-based Hisbah.net, an online radical Islamic forum. Now we know that 55,000 Americans currently are "visiting, living or studying in Yemen."

That stunning number is in a letter Rep. Frank Wolf, author of the 1998 legislation creating the National Commission on Terrorism, sent to the White House this week. The congressman points out that "all these individuals can fly back to the United States with American passports" and asks how the Obama administration plans to handle those who may be coming home radicalized and trained in terror.

The really bad news is that when it comes to Yemen, the O-Team doesn't have a plan.


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1 posted on 01/14/2010 8:01:23 PM PST by jazusamo
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To: 2rightsleftcoast; abner; ACAC; advertising guy; Arkinsaw; athelass; aumrl; basil; bboop; BAW; ...
OLIVER NORTH PING!

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Please Freepmail me to be added to the Ollie North ping list.

2 posted on 01/14/2010 8:02:44 PM PST by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: All
Please bump the Freepathon and donate if you haven’t done so!

3 posted on 01/14/2010 8:03:50 PM PST by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Ollie must one day be selected to serve in President Palin’s Cabinet or as National Security Advisor.


4 posted on 01/14/2010 8:08:14 PM PST by ExcursionGuy84 ("Jesus, Your Love takes my breath away.")
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To: ExcursionGuy84

Amen to that! Ollie is a true patriot.


5 posted on 01/14/2010 8:10:06 PM PST by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Now we know that 55,000 Americans currently are “visiting, living or studying in Yemen.”


6 posted on 01/14/2010 8:12:46 PM PST by BARLF
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To: BARLF

Quite an eye opener. Now we know why Zer0 finally stopped sending terrorists from Gitmo to Yemen, it was a CYA move.


7 posted on 01/14/2010 8:20:28 PM PST by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Thanks for the ping jaz. Incredible there are 55,000 “Americans” in Yemen. Wondering for what reason “Americans” are there in such a quantity.

“The really bad news is that when it comes to Yemen, the O-Team doesn’t have a plan.”

Not only Yemen.


8 posted on 01/14/2010 8:21:29 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...Call 'em What you Will, They ALL have Fairies Living In Their Trees.)
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To: jazusamo
Yemen is not all that large, and there's nothing much there. Sounds like a great place for a special weapons demonstration.

Proper instrumentation will of course be required to determine if the fireballs reach the temperature of the core of the sun, or merely that of it's surface.

And the good news would be 4 and 5 humped camels.

9 posted on 01/14/2010 8:24:41 PM PST by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: rockinqsranch

I don’t believe Yemen is noted for quality universities so they must be there to learn something else.

The only plan the O’Team has is how to spend money on domestic programs.


10 posted on 01/14/2010 8:25:44 PM PST by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
Now we know that 55,000 Americans currently are "visiting, living or studying in Yemen."

Holy Shiite Bat Dude.

Probably only a few, if any, on the no fly list.

11 posted on 01/14/2010 8:26:54 PM PST by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: jazusamo
Now we know that 55,000 Americans currently are "visiting, living or studying in Yemen."

Holy Shiite Bat Dude.

Probably only a few, if any, on the no fly list.

12 posted on 01/14/2010 8:27:00 PM PST by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: jazusamo

Scary!


13 posted on 01/14/2010 8:27:51 PM PST by BARLF
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To: El Gato

Holy Shiite Bat Dude is right. And as Ollie points out, they have US passports.


14 posted on 01/14/2010 8:30:00 PM PST by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: smoothsailing; Just A Nobody

A good piece by Ollie North and an eye opener at the end.


15 posted on 01/14/2010 8:38:18 PM PST by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Ollie for VP! He is a patriot.


16 posted on 01/14/2010 8:51:47 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: jazusamo; Just A Nobody
OLLIE BUMP!

Just saying.... :)

17 posted on 01/14/2010 8:55:42 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing; Just A Nobody

I’m agreein’... :-)

That’s quite a pic.


18 posted on 01/14/2010 9:03:20 PM PST by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Thanks for the post and ping, jaz. Olie’s heads-up about the Coast Guard being first responders in Haiti was just the right “good news.”


19 posted on 01/14/2010 9:28:49 PM PST by delacoert
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To: El Gato
Probably only a few, if any, on the no fly list.

They should ALL be, now.

20 posted on 01/14/2010 9:48:02 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: delacoert

You bet it’s good news that he brought that out, he always seems to find the very positive things about our military. We desperately need more people like him in the media and government.


21 posted on 01/14/2010 10:27:31 PM PST by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

What in the heck are 55,000 Americans doing in a country the size of West Virginia?? The population of Yemen is less than 24m.

Unbelievable. Everyone of those people need to be placed on the no-fly list, or at least be given extra scrutiny before flying. I’m sure B.O. has taken care of that! Thank goodness B.O. is on watch right now, protecting us all/SARCASM


22 posted on 01/14/2010 11:40:41 PM PST by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: jazusamo

No plan.

Obama still has not presented to Congress his National Security Strategy for the US as required by law.

It was due in July, 2009.


23 posted on 01/14/2010 11:46:50 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Cindy

Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal, the Jordanian physician who blew himself up at the CIA base in Afghanistan last month, was a member of Yemen-based Hisbah.net, an online radical Islamic forum. Now we know that 55,000 Americans currently are “visiting, living or studying in Yemen.”

That stunning number is in a letter Rep. Frank Wolf, author of the 1998 legislation creating the National Commission on Terrorism, sent to the White House this week. The congressman points out that “all these individuals can fly back to the United States with American passports” and asks how the Obama administration plans to handle those who may be coming home radicalized and trained in terror.


24 posted on 01/14/2010 11:53:57 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa

Thank you piasa for the info.
I appreciate it.


25 posted on 01/15/2010 12:01:18 AM PST by Cindy
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To: piasa
TOWNHALL.com: "FIRST, THE GOOD NEWS..." -Column by Oliver North (SNIPPET: "Widespread dissemination of the "Haqqani porn videos" by clerics calling for "righteous Muslims to rise up against those who perform such acts"..." SNIPPET: "Nidal Hasan, a U.S. Army physician, turned for counsel before, according to police, opening fire, killing 13 people and wounding more than two dozen others at Fort Hood on Nov. 5. Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal, the Jordanian physician who blew himself up at the CIA base in Afghanistan last month, was a member of Yemen-based Hisbah.net, an online radical Islamic forum. Now we know that 55,000 Americans currently are "visiting, living or studying in Yemen."") (January 15, 2010)
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26 posted on 01/15/2010 12:49:18 AM PST by Cindy
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27 posted on 01/15/2010 1:13:13 AM PST by Cindy
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To: jazusamo
Mind you now, I'm just curious, you see, but...

...after we'd extract all 55,000 of our citizens, how many nukes do you think it would take to level Yemen?

Just curious, you know, just in case they keep flying on our air planes and getting 'frisky'.

28 posted on 01/15/2010 1:54:56 AM PST by SlightOfTongue
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To: SlightOfTongue

I’ve always favored the Neutron Bomb. No radiation damage or damage to infrastructure. Just a bunch of roasted terrorists.


29 posted on 01/15/2010 4:21:18 AM PST by Young Werther ( ("Quae Cum Ita Sunt - Julius Caesar "Since these things are so!"))
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To: jazusamo
"Now we know that 55,000 Americans currently are "visiting, living or studying in Yemen." "

Doesn't that sound like it should be a headline in, oh just saying, the NY Times, Wash Post, CNN, MSNBC, etc., etc.?

Wonder why it isn't? ;-)

30 posted on 01/15/2010 7:11:22 AM PST by BroJoeK (a little historical perspective...)
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To: BroJoeK; All

Googled 55,000 Americans in Yemen.

Not one referrence to it in the enemedia, print or broadcast. No surprise.


31 posted on 01/15/2010 8:48:44 AM PST by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
A good piece by Ollie North and an eye opener at the end.

Whoa! You can say that again!

Thanks for the ping.

32 posted on 01/15/2010 6:10:01 PM PST by Just A Nobody ( (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA))
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To: smoothsailing
Just saying.... :)
I’m agreein’... :-)

I'm agreein' as well ... ;*)

BEEautiful pic you got there, smooth!

33 posted on 01/15/2010 6:12:13 PM PST by Just A Nobody ( (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA))
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