October 29, 2011 - San Francisco CA - PipeLineNews.org - A NATO bus was attacked by a Taliban suicide bomber driving an explosive laden truck in Kabul on Saturday killing 12 American servicemen and 5 others.
The incident comes as Team Obama is attempting to forge some kind of pretend alliance with so-called "safe" Taliban, a move wholeheartedly supported by Hillary Clinton's masquerade State Dept.
Afghan president Karzai has been forced into hedging his bets and negotiating with the Taliban because he knows American troops will soon leave the country, leaving it defenseless against jihadist influence.
October 28, 2011 - San Francisco CA - PipeLineNews.org - Heavy coverage of the Occupy Oakland movement, featured prominently in the last two editions of the Contra Costa Times, reveals the paper's heavy handed, concerted push to support this revolutionary, neo-communist uprising.
So brazenly biased is the newspaper's coverage, one must assume that its ongoing narrative had to have been approved at the highest editorial levels [such as they are] at this San Francisco Bay Area daily newspaper.
The facts are as follows - over this 24 hour period, the CC Times devoted well over 300 column inches [computation based on number of columns in this 6 column format newspaper multiplied by the length of each column in inches] to this effort. This amount of coverage on a single [non-disaster] issue is pretty much unprecedented, especially given this newspaper's plummeting page count.
Above the fold, large font headlines supporting this hack journo include:
"Iraq veteran injured in clash"
"Protesters come out in force, peacefully" - oddly adjacent an image of the "peaceful" protesters violently tearing down cyclone fencing sections].
"All eyes are on Oakland"
"In wake of injury, a call for healing"
PipeLineNews.org's investigation into the motivating ideology behind Occupy Oakland and by extension, its parent, Occupy Wall Street, revealed it to be of neo-communist origin with a latent capacity for extreme violence [see, Occupy Oakland October 19, 2011, Taste The Madness].
October 25, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - General Jack Keane [Ret.] widely regarded as the architect behind the Bush administration's successful Iraqi "surge" has slammed president Obama's precipitous and unilateral decision to withdraw all U.S. forces from Iraq, a move which reportedly was resisted at the highest levels by American military leaders.
In a statement made on Fox News Gen. Keane said, "...the Bush admin in 2009 turned over to the Obama administration a relatively stable and secure Iraq. Violence was down 90% and what the Iraqi's wanted more than anything to go forward was a strategic partnership with the United States, a normal allied relationship with us. We started a pushback on that through ambassador Christopher Hill in 2010 and the Iraqi's got shaky as a result of it and started to put in play hedging strategies and of course that welcomed in the Iranians...and now we are walking away..."
October 24, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - We find it entirely unsurprising that the Council on American Islamic Relations, CAIR, would become a vocal supporter of the Occupy Wall Street Movement since it and other American Islamist organizations have long partnered with the hard left.
One of those seen fanning the seditionary flames of the OWS mob depicted in the above video was Aiyub Abdul Baki of the Islamic Leadership Council of New York who preached about "social justice" based upon Mohammed's "last sermon" while excoriating "usury," we must assume a negative reference to Western banking practices.
Also in attendance at this Islamist endorsed gathering was a contingent from the World Workers Party, a revolutionary artifact from the Stalinist era [see for example, Workers World, a publication of the World Workers Party, http://www.workers.org/pdf/current.pdf].
A brief CAIR bio:
"CAIR is a highly controversial radical Muslim pressure group whose associations are so noxious that it was named as an unindicted co-conspirator [see, U.S. Dist. Court Document U.S. vs. Holy Land Foundation For Relief and Development [see doc at, http://www.pipelinenews.org/images/2007-05-29-US%20v%20HLF-ListCoConspirators.pdf] in the nation's most extensive prosecution of domestic funding of the terrorist group Hamas, U.S. vs. Holy Land Foundation. In that proceeding, all of the defendants were found guilty on a total of 108 charges.
Among those convicted was Ghassan Elashi, one of the co-founders of the Texas chapter of CAIR. Elashi was already serving a long sentence due to his conviction in U.S. vs. InfoCom, also a terror related case.
In post prosecution court proceedings CAIR was specifically linked to Hamas by Federal judge Jorge Solis.
"The government has produced ample evidence to establish the associations of CAIR, ISNA, NAIT, with NAIT, the Islamic Association for Palestine, and with Hamas," U.S. District Court Judge Jorge Solis said in the July 1, 2009, ruling" [source, The Investigative Project, Federal Dist. Court filing, http://www.investigativeproject.org/2340/federal-judge-agrees-cair-tied-to-hamas]
October 20, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Often missing from the discussion regarding the nascent "Occupy Wall Street" [OWS] movement is its core ideology.
This happens far more in the legacy media than in the alternative press because the former is dominated by the left and the latter tends to be more egalitarian and diverse. This media slant towards progressivism [a more polite term for collectivism] is a proven fact, backed by statistical studies - thanks in large part to the excellent work done by Brent Bozell and the Media Research Center [see for example, http://www.mrc.org/newsdivision/nad.aspx].
When the MSM wants to make the appearance that it's pursuing the ideological questions surrounding OWS, it does so in such a manner as to disguise its real nature, often flailing around journalistically to show the protesters are a varied lot whose motivation spans the political gamut from right to left.
However this chimera evaporates when boots hit the ground and these demonstrations are more clinically examined, as we did yesterday in exploring the week old Occupy Oakland encampment at the city's Frank Ogawa plaza.
Upon a brief glance the motivating spirit of this assemblage of approximately 80-100 small tents and maybe 200 or so individuals seems to be taken from a time capsule circa 1969, peace , love, understanding and lots of dope - nothing especially threatening; generally civil, predominantly college age people enjoying what appears on the surface a non-stop party.
Questioning these folks regarding the reason for their participation will get varying specifics, linked by a common theme.
That theme really centers on the declaration that capitalism has failed, resulting in an "unfair" gap between the top and bottom economic rungs of society. In essence these people are claiming common cause with the poor who have been "victimized" by a system which is inherently unfair.
This is grammar school Marxism despite it often being expressed in a fuzzy, ill-defined manner. It would seem that most reasonably honest reporters [no not going there, it's too easy] would come away with this same impression and that it would be reflected in their journalistic output.
But alas this is not the case, the MSM chose sides a long time ago, at least as far back as the New York Times' Moscow bureau chief Walter Durranty's Pulitzer prize winning cover-up of the horrors of Stalinism.
While one can weave an interesting narrative based upon the seeming vagueness of the protester's motivation, probing a little deeper reveals what we have found over more than 10 years of covering West Coast protests from relatively small ones such as Occupy Oakland to the massive, multi-hundred thousand spectacles which dominated much of the presidency of GW Bush.
All of these public attestations of rage against "the system" have roots which were and are in a more ordered manner, hawked in booths or individually, some free, some for sale.
All of the printed material which was on display at the Occupy Oakland site falls under the heading of Marxist propaganda.
Yes folks, it's right there, undisguised in plain sight, much of it free for the taking. To "serious" reporters however, it might as well be invisible.
The most omnipresent printed material at such gatherings is almost always "Revolution," the official newspaper of the Revolutionary Communist Party of America. This is the real deal, as unvarnished and in your face as a hob-nailed boot and emblazoned with headlines such as "Revolution Is NOT A Tea Party," something entirely lost by the MSM as it attempts to conflate OWS with the staid Tea Party.
It's either odd, tragic or some combination thereof for Bob Avakian [chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA] to know the difference while the chattering class feigns befuddlement.
With that said we think the below images should suffice to prove our thesis as the evidence is impossible to ignore.
To view all the Occupy Oakland images, please take the headline link.
October 18, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - The National Conference on Jewish Affairs today condemned the blatant and increasingly anti-Semitic nature of the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Speaking for the group, rabbi Aryeh Spero stated, "In light of the accelerated and vociferous anti-Semitic and anti-Israel pronouncements emanating from the Occupied Wall Street groups - at times urging the expulsion of Zionists and Jews from the United States - we urge President Obama to publicly denounce these remarks."
Noting the support for the Occupy Wall Street protesters by prominent Jewish leaders and president Obama Spero added, "Furthermore, we ask David Axelrod and Debbie Wasserman-Shultz, and other fellow Jews enthusiastically tied to the protests, to remember that the scape-goating that results from class warfare rhetoric has historically made Jews a target and endangered our community. There has always been anti-Semitism, but in our lifetime we have never heard in this country, as we are hearing now, such open and brazen calls against Jews. We ask them to reconsider their support for these protests given that many are using it as a platform to spew the most vile anti-Israel language."
October 17, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Considering its coverage of the Occupy Wall Street freak show, which included the declaration 'THIS IS WHAT DEMOCRACY LOOKS LIKE..."Protest Has Legs..." writers with the Bay Area News Group - a pretend journalistic enterprise which can be observed slowly sinking in the West - have apparently refused to undertake even the most cursory search of primary source documents to determine the protesters' goals.
While we don't expect much better from this "newsgroup's" assemblage of journo hacks and stenographers for the left, the sheer boldness of the combined newspapers' agendized efforts to conflate what is clearly a violent revolutionary movement [well over 1,000 arrested so far] with the peaceful, polite and politically effectiveTea Party would be ludicrous if it weren't such an obvious abuse of journalistic protocols - concepts with which these writers seem to be unfamiliar.
October 17, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Since its inception the idea of Islamists building a $100M icon to jihad - the Hamosque - on the hallowed site of ground zero was preposterous, an in your face taunting of the West prompted by a seditious and supremist ideology and enabled by the usual suspects.
With the support of the bogus interfaith crowd and meddling by heavy-weight albeit dhimmi Jews such as Mayor Bloomberg, the project was forced through all of the bureaucratic roadblocks which would normally encountered by the proponents of such an ambitious and controversial project.
Opponents had presented in addition to the myriad of zoning and land use issues, clear evidence that the building of such a structure might well result in a radical Islamist hornet's nest of religious hatred and divisiveness in a space which should forever be remembered as the place where the radical Muslim ground war against the West struck the American homeland without provocation.
Now it appears that the plans set in motion by imam Feisal Abdul Rauf and his shady developer/stooge Sharif El-Gamal have run into a nearly impenetrable road-block, they owe Con-Ed nearly $2M in back rent and apparently are unable to pay.
"Park51, which leases the substation from Con Ed, wants the two buildings so it can knock both down and build a $100 million, 15-story community center. But the plan hit a major obstacle in August when Con Ed raised the rent from $2,750 a month, a rate set in 1972, to $47,437 a month, retroactive to July 31, 2008, The Post has learned. When the mosque failed to fork over the $1.7 million, the utility fired off a letter demanding the money by Oct. 4 and threatening to evict..."
October 14, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Team Obama's methodical denial of Iran's deadly intentions towards the West and hence his refusal to act against the world's number one state sponsor of terrorism, in the parlance of the times, "came home to roost," this week with the revelation of the Mullocracy's attempted terrorist hit on Saudi ambassador Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir while on U.S. soil - an act of war.
Those charged in the plot, Manssor Arbabsiar and Gholam Shakuri, importantly, a member of Iran's elite shock troops the Quds Force, had made arrangements with supposed elements within the Mexican drug cartels to explode a massive car bomb outside DC's Watergate hotel restaurant while the Saudi ambassador was dining. Additional targets included the Israeli embassies in Washington and Buenos Aires.
Such an attack would have been a far from surgical operation with limited "collateral damage." It would have resulted in massive civilian casualties as well as property damage. In all likelihood it would have been the most deadly terror attack on American soil since 9/11.
It is a well known, though little reported fact that Iran maintains Revolutionary Guard [IRG] and Quds cells throughout the Western hemisphere with concentrations in Argentina, Latin America and Mexico.
October 13, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Iran is stepping up its condemnation of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas after his recent speech to the United Nations General Assembly seeking statehood for the Palestinian people.
Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, last week denounced a two-state solution for Israel and the Palestinians, saying Abbas' appeal for statehood is doomed.
The Palestinians should not limit themselves to seeking a country based on the pre-1967 borders because "all land belongs to the Palestinians," Khamenei said in an address to the 5th International Conference in Support of the Palestinian Intifada, being held in Tehran.
"We neither propose dumping the migrant Jews in the sea nor the U.N. arbitration. Rather, our proposal includes a referendum to be participated in by all Palestinians," Iran's semi-official FARS news agency reported Khamenei as saying.
"Today the West is standing on a crossroads, and it should either leave its age-old bullying and recognize the rights of the Palestinians or wait for harder blows in the near future," Khamenei warned.
Iranian leaders have always seen Abbas as an appeaser of the West and a barrier to the Iranian regime's influence in the Palestinian territories. In order to challenge his authority, the Iranian leaders have continuously provided funding and arms to its terrorist proxies in the region such as the Islamic Jihad, the al-Aqsa Brigades, and Hamas.
October 11, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Despite repeated and furious claims to the contrary those in the Islamist community who are insisting that Western ideals and values are compatible with Islamic law, Shari'a are either fools or liars.
We believe the overwhelming majority of these apologists fall into the latter category.
Case in point - today the U.S. State Dept. released its 2010 Human Rights report [see, http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2010_5/168240.htm] which offers the following cautionary language:
"The government's level of respect for religious freedom in law and in practice declined during the reporting period, particularly for Christian groups and individuals...In May 2010 video footage of Christian converts being baptized aired on an Afghan television station and was re-aired every night for a week due to its popularity with the public. The station did a series of follow up segments as well. In response, inflammatory public statements were made against Christian converts by two members of parliament....The lack of government responsiveness and protection for these groups and individuals contributed to the deterioration of religious freedom...The country's population is almost entirely Muslim. Non-Muslim minority groups, particularly Christian, Hindu, and Sikh groups, were targets of discrimination and persecution. Conversion from Islam was understood by Shia and Sunni Islamic clergy, as well as many citizens, to contravene the tenets of Islam..."
This same sad record of religious repression has played out in every Muslim majority country. The reason should be obvious, especially now that the Dept. of State has as much as admitted it - when Islam becomes the dominant religious ethic in a society it will always be incompatible and at war with the West.
October 10, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - If this weekend's bloody repression of a Copt demonstration in Cairo is any measure, it appears that the Islamist campaign of violence and intimidation against the country's Christians has hit full stride, with Egyptian "security" forces attacking the non-violent protesters on Sunday, killing at least 25 and injuring nearly 400. There are numerous confirmed reports that demonstrators were actually driven over by military vehicles.
The Muslim Brotherhood, in typical form, underplayed the mayhem, calling it a "small incident." [see http://www.ikhwanweb.com/iweb/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=32514:an-appeal-by-the-muslim-brotherhood-to-all-egyptians&catid=10396:mb-statements&Itemid=583] One American newspaper [the LA Times] actually had the temerity to suggest in a headline that the Copts were "lashing out" at the military. [see, http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/world_now/2011/10/egypt-coptic-church-clashes.html]
Sunday's incident had its roots in an October 1 burning of the hundred year old St. George Coptic Christian church in Aswan province by "several thousand Muslims...[who]...demolished the dome, walls and columns, then went to the church depot where the lumber to be used for construction was stored and torched it." [source, http://www.aina.org/news/20110930204413.htm] After the church burning, various Coptic business and homes were burned to the ground by the same crowd chanting "Allahu Akhbar."
October 7, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Despite the best efforts of the MSM - and disappointingly many "conservative" pundits - to portray the "Occupy Wall Street" movement as a grassroots, populist response to supposed excesses by the securities and financial services industry, this backwater of human debris is in fact driven by a neo-Marxist rage that should be impossible to ignore - yet that is exactly what is happening.
One only has to briefly page through their official documents, the so called "Occupied Wall Street Journal" [see, http://www.breakingcopy.com/occupied-wall-street-journal-pdf] and the occupiers non-negotiable "13 demands," [see, http://occupywallst.org/forum/proposed-list-of-demands-for-occupy-wall-st-moveme/] to determine the ideology of its participants.
Demand one: Restoration of the living wage. This demand can only be met by ending "Freetrade" by re-imposing trade tariffs on all imported goods entering the American market to level the playing field for domestic family farming and domestic manufacturing as most nations that are dumping cheap products onto the American market have radical wage and environmental regulation advantages. Another policy that must be instituted is raise the minimum wage to twenty dollars an hr.
Demand two: Institute a universal single payer healthcare system. To do this all private insurers must be banned from the healthcare market as their only effect on the health of patients is to take money away from doctors, nurses and hospitals preventing them from doing their jobs and hand that money to wall st. investors.
Demand three: Guaranteed living wage income regardless of employment.
Demand four: Free college education.
Demand five: Begin a fast track process to bring the fossil fuel economy to an end while at the same bringing the alternative energy economy up to energy demand.
October 6, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - It appears that under the tutelage of Russlynn Ali, the Asst. Secty. U.S. Dept. of Education Office of Civil Rights [OCR], federal educrats are engaged in a campaign of intimidation designed to implement Team Obama's odd take on what constitutes discrimination on American campuses.
Ali's current tactic is to use a skewed construction of Title 6 of the U.S. Civil Rights Acts of 1964 which prohibits discrimination based on race, color or national origin in programs or activities which receive federal financial assistance, as an ideological hammer, allegedly coming to the aid of protected groups [Blacks and Muslims for example] to the detriment of enforcing the law in a color blind manner. In plain English this means, "the Jews can fend for themselves." This aspect of the new enforcement effort is of great concern for Jewish college students who daily have to face an anti-Semitic, hostile environment on campuses such as UC Berkeley and UC Irvine where Islamist groups such as the Muslim Students Association and the Muslim Student Union have been allowed to run wild. [see, Pro Israel Student's Target U.C. Berkeley, Investigative Project on Terrorism, http://www.investigativeproject.org/2656/pro-israel-student-suit-targets-uc-berkeley and, U.C. Irvine "Awards" MSU, Investigative Project on Terrorism, http://www.investigativeproject.org/2939/uc-irvine-awards-msu-legitimacy]
"In addition, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Education has refused to afford Jewish students the same protections against harassment and intimidation as it grants to every African-American, Latino, and Arab student. This policy is an above-board feature of Obama administration policy, said Kenneth Marcus, former director of the OCR, who quoted Assistant Secretary of Education for Civil Rights Russlynn Ali as indicating that the Obama administration would not pursue cases of harassment against Jewish students."
[source, Hillel Fendel, Caution: Growing Threat To Jews On California Campuses, Israel National News, http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/news.aspx/137239]
October 4, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - For the first time, an official entity of Iran's Islamic government has detailed the horrific goal of the regime: destroy America and Israel as part of the Muslim "awakening" sweeping Africa and the Middle East.
That "awakening," which the West has labeled the "Arab Spring," is all part of Iran's messianic complex in which it sees itself as the spearhead of a worldwide revolution in which the Shiite version of Islam will dominate humanity.
The Iranian Revolutionary Guards' auxiliary, the feared and infamous Basij militia, issued a statement last week in which it said Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has been divinely chosen to impose Islam on all parts of the world. The statement was responding to last Friday's invasion of the Israeli embassy in Cairo, which it called a "nest of spies." The Basij, under the direct supervision of Khamenei, called the embassy invaders "justice-seeking Muslims who have battled Egyptian tyranny."
October 3, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - "Their courtrooms are mosques, their law is the Sharia: Islamic peace judges undermine the rule of law," the influential German weekly Der Spiegel reported last August. "The legal authorities do not know how to defend themselves against it." European crime statistics show a proportionally higher crime rate amongst populations of non-Western origin. (Drug smuggling, migrant trafficking, document forgery, violent robberies, rape, prostitution, honor crimes, etc.)
So-called Islamic "peace judges" or arbiters are settling criminal cases, not just in Germany but in other European countries as well. Muslim immigrants prefer their own judges and do not trust secular Western legal systems. Thus, Islamic shadow justice systems are making inroads into Western societies. "Under Sharia law to settle disputes can be innocent, but it can also undermine Western ideas of fairness," Der Spiegel reports. Journalist Joachim Wagner, author of a new German study on parallel justice, says that the world of the Islamic shadow justice system is "very foreign, and for a German lawyer completely incomprehensible. It follows its own rules. The Islamic arbitrators aren't interested in evidence when they deliver a judgment, and unlike in German criminal law, the question of who is at fault doesn't play much of a role." The arbitrators "talk with the perpetrator's family who are generally the ones who have called the arbitrator, and with the victim's family," Wagner says. "They ask: Why did this happen? How bad is the damage? How serious is the injury? But for them, a solution of the conflict, a compromise, is the most important thing."
"The problem starts when the arbitrators force the justice system out of the picture, especially in the case of criminal offenses," Wagner says. "At that point they undermime the state monopoly on violence. Islamic conflict resolution in particular, as I've experienced it, is often achieved through violence and threats. It's often a dictate of power on the part of the stronger family." "These arbitrators try to resorve conflicts according to Islamic law and to sideline German criminal law. We see witness testimony withdrawn (from German courts) and accusations trivialized to the point where an entire case runs aground. The justice system is 'powerless,' partly because it hasn't tackled the problem vigorously enough." Judges and prosecutors "are overwhelmed, because they don't know how to react," Wagner claims "They are in the middle of a legal case, and suddenly there's no evidence. Eighty-seven percent of the cases I researched either were dismissed or ended with an acquittal when Islamic arbitrators are involved." "Decisions by Islamic arbitrators, so I noticed, are often implemented by force and making threats."