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  • Missionary recounts story of captivity by Muslim extremists in Philippines

    02/27/2010 10:31:34 PM PST · by george76 · 12 replies · 765+ views
    The Birmingham News ^ | February 27, 2010 | Greg Garrison
    Held hostage for 376 days by the Islamic terrorist group Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines, Gracia Burnham doesn't seem to tire of recounting the time she and her husband spent in the jungle with their kidnappers. It was the last year of her husband's life. Burnham conducted a three-day lecture series this week at Southeastern Bible College, discussing mission work, terrorism and her personal experiences. "I've been surprised our story keeps enduring," She wrote a best-selling book about her experiences, called "In the Presence of My Enemies," after she was rescued on June 7, 2002. Both she and her husband,...
  • Obama's Man Van Jones-Many Roads Lead to Cuba, Communism

    08/27/2009 6:11:29 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 14 replies · 940+ views
    New Zeal ^ | August 27, 2009 | Trevor Loudon
    Two big questions hang over President Obama's radical "Green Jobs Czar" Van Jones. Is he still a communist? Is he a security threat? Many have assumed that Van Jones' committment to communism ended when the organization he helped to lead STORM (Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement) dissolved in 2002. Yet a 2004 treatise Reclaiming Revolution: History, Summation, and Lessons from the Work of Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement written and endorsed by a majority of former STORM members makes it clear that most ex STORMers are still committed to the revolutionary movement; From page 49. When...
  • Our Managerial Class

    02/24/2009 5:53:40 AM PST · by cmj328 · 11 replies · 493+ views
    The Catholic Thing ^ | February 24, 2009 | George Marlin
    In 1941, New York University philosopher James Burnham published a prophetic book, The Managerial Revolution: What Is Happening in the World, to critical acclaim. Fortune called it the most debated book of the year. Time had it on its annual most notable list. And it made The New York Times best sellers. It was translated into a dozen languages. Burnham (1905-1987), an ex-Trotsykyite who became a founding editor of National Review and was accepted into the Church on his deathbed, held that self-destructing capitalism would not be replaced by socialism, which he thought “a mythical dream,” but by a managerial class...
  • Embryonic Stem Cell Research Financier Joins Pro-Gay Fundraiser To Host Mitt Romney San Diego Event

    02/22/2007 9:23:18 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 87 replies · 1,470+ views
    RenewAmerica ^ | Thursday, February 22, 2007 | James Hartline
    The James Hartline Report - On The Frontlines Of The Culture War - - Campaign 2008 Breaking News Update - The Darkest Party In Town: (JHReport) Confirming what many other national conservative sources have been saying for months, the James Hartline Report has now uncovered new evidence which indicates that the pro-life "make-over" of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney is nothing more than a cover for an extremely radical and liberal philosophy. A San Diego Republican Party operative recently contacted the James Hartline Report with a list of influential Romney supporters who are hosting a March 16, 2007 San Diego...
  • US's crucial role in Abu(Sayyaf) leader's downfall cited

    04/02/2007 3:44:10 PM PDT · by Dog · 13 replies · 1,123+ views
    manilamaildc.net ^ | April 1 2007
    WASHINGTON - The United States played a crucial but almost "invisible" role in finding and killing Abu Sayyaf leader Abu Sabaya by using a tracking device sewn into his backpack's fabric and plotting his movements with unmanned Predators and high-flying surveillance aircraft, The Atlantic magazine reported.In an article in its March issue, the magazine said the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the US military targeted Sabaya, whose real name was Aldam Tilao, and his group after they kidnapped American missionaries Martin and Gracia Burnham and another American Guillermo Sobero in May 2001 holding them for ransom. His removal by Philippine...
  • The West's choice : Courage or collapse

    09/13/2006 11:15:23 PM PDT · by TheMole · 18 replies · 1,274+ views
    The Ottawa Citizen ^ | Monday, September 11, 2006 | Robert Sibley
    WEST ORANGE, New Jersey-- The park is green and quiet. Pathways curve around lawns bordered by rosebushes, daisies and boxwood. Dogwoods shade the grass. A nice place, you think, for a Sunday picnic or an afternoon's stroll. And the view is spectacular, well worth the hour-long drive from New York City. From Lookout Point atop Eagle Rock Reservation, you can see New York City 25 kilometres away, the spiky skyline stretching across the horizon. On a clear day, you can make out the Empire State Building. You can see why George Washington set up an observation post here to monitor...
  • Age of terror, age of illusions

    09/11/2006 11:44:36 PM PDT · by TheMole · 19 replies · 1,400+ views
    The Ottawa Citizen ^ | Saturday, September 09, 2006 | Robert Sibley
    Part One: I remember the anger I felt watching the endlessly repeated images of the towers collapsing. But there's another kind of anger -- a more cerebral one toward the intellectuals of our time who contributed to all that destruction through their hostility toward the mores and traditions of western civilization.Robert Sibley, The Ottawa Citizen Published: Saturday, September 09, 2006 NEW YORK - I still see bodies falling. Standing at my hotel window, overlooking Ground Zero, it's not hard to visualize the flaming towers and the bird-like figures of human bodies plummeting through the air. I especially remember a couple...
  • Kidnapped US couple still alive in Philippines

    11/26/2001 7:44:18 AM PST · by d4now · 15 replies · 205+ views
    AFP ^ | Monday Nov. 26,2001 | AFP
    Kidnapped US couple still alive in Philippines, appeal for supplies ZAMBOANGA, Philippines, Nov 26 (AFP) A US Christian missionary couple held captive by Muslim Abu Sayyaf gunmen in the southern Philippines on Monday appealed for food supplies and said they were still being held in Basilan island's jungle-clad terrain. In a handwritten letter to the New Tribes Mission in Manila, Martin Burnham said he and his wife, Gracia, "really want to go home" to their children now in the care of their grandparents in Wichita, Kansas. "Communication with the outside (world) has become a problem. I don't need to tell ...
  • U.S. hostages in Philippines talk of death and freedom "The couple, from Wichita, Kansas"

    11/26/2001 7:57:57 AM PST · by Pericles · 9 replies · 73+ views
    AFP via Yahoo! News ^ | Monday November 26, 11:13 PM | AFP
    Monday November 26, 11:13 PM U.S. hostages in Philippines talk of death and freedom MANILA (Reuters) - An American woman held hostage with her husband for months by Philippine gunmen linked to Osama bin Laden wept in a television video shown on Monday and spoke of her fear of dying in the jungles. Martin and Gracia Burnham, both missionaries, were kidnapped by the Muslim Abu Sayyaf guerrillas from a resort in the southwest Philippines in May. The couple were interviewed on Sunday while in captivity on the southern island of Basilan, according to freelance journalist Arlene de la Cruz. ...
  • Saddam's Philippines Terror Connection(Yes, Saddam financially supported terrorists)

    03/18/2006 5:58:16 AM PST · by KCRW · 129 replies · 3,699+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 03/18/2006 | Stephen F. Hayes
    SADDAM HUSSEIN'S REGIME PROVIDED FINANCIAL support to Abu Sayyaf, the al Qaeda-linked jihadist group founded by Osama bin Laden's brother-in-law in the Philippines in the late 1990s, according to documents captured in postwar Iraq. An eight-page fax dated June 6, 2001, and sent from the Iraqi ambassador in Manila to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Baghdad, provides an update on Abu Sayyaf kidnappings and indicates that the Iraqi regime was providing the group with money to purchase weapons. The Iraqi regime suspended its support--temporarily, it seems--after high-profile kidnappings, including of Americans, focused international attention on the terrorist group. The...
  • Connections - Papers reveal Iraq-al Qaeda ties again.

    04/10/2006 2:01:13 PM PDT · by neverdem · 49 replies · 1,778+ views
    NRO ^ | April 10, 2006 | Deroy Murdock
    E-mail Author Author Archive Send to a Friend Version April 10, 2006, 7:27 a.m. Connections Papers reveal Iraq-al Qaeda ties again. With conservative congressional majorities at risk in next November's midterm election, President Bush repeatedly should remind everyone that a key reason Coalition troops invaded Iraq was to padlock Saddam Hussein's Wal-Mart for terrorists. Pressured by congressmen and journalists, the administration finally has started releasing intelligence documents captured in Baghdad. These papers confirm what The Weekly Standards Stephen Hayes, Wall Street Journal editorialists, and I have demonstrated for years: Saddam Hussein indeed was entwined with terrorists in general...
  • A No-Comment On Kofi's Cash - Reform, the U.N. style

    03/24/2006 1:59:37 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 771+ views
    CaliforniaRepublic.org ^ | 3/24/06 | Cliff Kincaid - Accuracy in Media
    The United Nations has launched another effort at reform, designed to convince the American taxpayers that things are changing for the better at an institution known for corrupt practices. The public face of this effort is an American, Christopher Burnham, the new U.N. Under-Secretary-General for Management, who recently spoke to the Heritage Foundation about affirming the highest ethical standards at the world body and making sure the world body is more open and accountable. Unfortunately for him, he agreed to take questions, one of which about the U.N. Secretary-General getting a $500,000 personal gift from a foreign government ...
  • U.N. taps management chief, makes reforms

    05/17/2005 5:53:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 256+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/17/05 | Edith M. Lederer - AP
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The United Nations chose a State Department finance expert as its new management chief Tuesday and announced a series of reforms in response to the oil-for-food and sexual exploitation scandals and staff concerns about the organization's leadership. The package announced Tuesday includes protection for whistleblowers, an anti-fraud and corruption policy, a unified standard of conduct for peacekeepers to prevent sexual abuse, and expanded financial disclosure requirements for senior officials. Christopher Bancroft Burnham, currently acting undersecretary of state for management, was hired as the world body's management chief and charged with strengthening "accountability, ethical conduct and management...
  • Up to six dead in Al-Qaeda-linked prisoner revolt in Philippines

    03/13/2005 11:37:50 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 13 replies · 450+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | March 13, 2005 | AFP
    MANILA (AFP) - Jailed Al-Qaeda-linked militants remain holed up in a maximum-security Philippines prison after overpowering guards in a bloody escape attempt that has left up to six people dead in a shootout. Hundreds of snipers and police special forces units have surrounded a group of armed militants on an upstairs floor of the Camp Bagong Diwa jail and are awaiting orders to storm the building, police said. The militants overpowered the guards and seized three of their guns during a routine early morning headcount of the 435 inmates, who include 129 members of the Al-Qaeda-linked Muslim Abu Sayyaf gang...
  • Alleged Sayyaf bandit in Burnhams kidnapping falls

    02/20/2005 3:27:22 PM PST · by TexKat · 4 replies · 339+ views
    ABS-CBN News ^ | 2/21/05
    A suspected member of the Abu Sayyaf Group believed to be among the bandits that kidnapped American missionary couple Martin and Gracia Burnham had been arrested by police in Zamboanga City, ANC reported Friday. Philippine National Police Regional Office IX chief Vidal Querol presented to the media suspect Nassid Tahjid alias Rudimar Taji. He was arrested by the police in Zamboanga City on Thursday. Details surrounding the arrest of the suspect were not available. The police said Tahjid is part of the group that kidnapped the Burnhams almost four years ago. Martin was killed while Gracia was rescued in a...
  • Philippines - Alleged Abu Sayyaf leader arrested in Zamboanga

    05/19/2004 10:03:59 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 9 replies · 257+ views
    Agence France-Presse | May 19, 2004
    ZAMBOANGA -- Government troops have arrested an alleged Abu Sayyaf leader linked to the abduction of three American tourists in the southern Philippines, the military said Thursday. Usman Lijal and a bodyguard were detained in a raid of his hideout at a Muslim community on the outskirts of this southern city late Wednesday, said Major General Trifonio Salazar, head of the Army's First Infantry Division. The raiders also seized weapons from the house, where at least one other suspect escaped, the general told reporters. "We finally got him," Salazar said. "It's the result of a long surveillance operation that...
  • Civis Americanus Sum

    07/03/2002 3:36:16 PM PDT · by snopercod · 3 replies · 497+ views
    Wall Street Journal (paid subscribers only) ^ | July 3, 2002 | Review & Outlook
    <p>Americans normally don't look to British lords for inspiration on Independence Day. But this July Fourth, with our nation at war, a strong dose of Lord Palmerston may be just what the doctor ordered. For Palmerston understood something the State Department has yet to grasp: In a dangerous world, you want to make sure your passport counts for something.</p>
  • Burnhams' Story

    06/16/2002 9:55:15 AM PDT · by rabidralph · 142+ views
    Field Chairman, New Tribes Missions | June 2002 | Jody Crain
    Following is a testimony that Jody Crain, Field Chairman of New Tribes Missions (NTM) in the Philippines, shared in Manila at a local church, Christ Commission Fellowship: Philippians 1:10-14 "I want you to understand what really matters, so that you may live pure and blameless lives until Christ returns. May you always be filled with the fruit of your salvation--those good things that are produced in your life by Jesus Christ--for this will bring much glory and praise to God. And I want you to know, dear brothers and sisters, that everything that has happened to me here has helped...
  • THE PREMONITION OF A REAL MAN!

    06/11/2002 9:25:39 AM PDT · by KMC1 · 13 replies · 402+ views
    The family says that she's the same spunky Gracia. After being unable to speak to her for over a year, the Burnham family in Wichita, Ks., waits eagerly for the next ring of the phone. We've all seen their news photos over the past year: their frames becoming increasingly frail; family members, including their three children, wondering if they would ever see them again. Late last week saw a very difficult end to the search for Martin and Gracia Burnham. The captors of the American couple, who had kidnapped them while they were taking a brief holiday to celebrate their...
  • Philippines military says U.S. hostage Gracia Burnham very ill, on stretcher

    05/20/2002 10:04:16 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 41 replies · 299+ views
    Agence France-Presse ^ | 12:48 PM (Manila Time) | May 21, 2002
    US hostage very ill, on stretcher: military ONE of two American hostages held by Muslim kidnappers in the southern Philippines is seriously ill and is being carried around on a stretcher, a military officer said Tuesday. Colonel Alexander Aleo said he had received intelligence that the condition of American captive Martin Burnham had worsened. Burnham, his wife Gracia and a Filipina nurse are being held by Abu Sayyaf Muslim group in the jungles of the island of Basilan. "His health has deteriorated drastically," said Aleo who is in charge of military forces hunting the Abu Sayyaf in Basilan. There...
  • Philippine Gunmen Said Willing To Free US Hostage (Burnham)

    05/14/2002 5:23:15 AM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 238+ views
    Reuters/Yahoo ^ | 5-14-2002
    Philippine Gunmen Said Willing to Free U.S. Hostage Tue May 14, 2:29 AM ET ZAMBOANGA, Philippines (Reuters) - The Philippine military said on Tuesday Muslim guerrillas might release a U.S. woman missionary who has been held hostage for almost a year because her health was deteriorating. "This is a raw information subject to verification," southern military command spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Danilo Servando told reporters. "Perhaps, the Abu Sayyaf is considering this for humanitarian reasons." Manila newspapers, quoting an unidentified emissary in touch with the guerrillas, said Abu Sayyaf guerrillas were considering releasing Gracia Burnham because her health was deteriorating because of...