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When Pakistan's ISI created the Taliban it was greatly aided by its on-again-off again PM, Benazir Bhutto. Pakistan's intent here was to be able to exert influence over Afghanistan in pursuit of extending its hegemony Westward while also serving as a check on the Soviet presence there.
Assessing the alleged role of the Central Intelligence Agency in creating the Taliban is really immaterial to this discussion, if ultimately only because the exact nature of that agency's involvement will probably never be known with any great specificity, aside from the fact that military aid and hardware was funneled, probably through Pakistan, to the Afghan mujahideen who were engaged in fighting the Soviets. What is important however is that the ISI's Taliban role is more or less common and unchallenged knowledge among observers of this conflict.
September 27, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - The Council on American Islamic Relations [CAIR, an unindicted co-conspirator in the nation's largest Hamas funding terror trial, U.S. vs. Holy Land Foundation, et el., see, http://www.investigativeproject.org/1854/doj-cairs-unindicted-co-conspirator-status-legit] apparently has succeeded in forcing Disney in Illinois into complying with Shari'a, "allowing" a Muslim woman, hired over the phone, to wear a hijab [Islamic head scarf] while on the job.
Of course CAIR is by no means satisfied, as is always the case with Islamists, the group wants the proverbial whole enchilada, "CAIR-LA is now urging Disney to implement a corporate-wide policy that reflects an employee's legally-protected right to wear religious attire..."
The prospect of CAIR, an organization which has had numerous members jailed on terror charges [including Ghassan Elashi, founder of CAIR's Texas chapter and convicted in U.S. vs. Holy Land] having enough credibility to sway businesses like Disney would be laughable if it were not so tragic.
Unfortunately Disney is emblematic of a paradigm which has played out with great negative effect throughout the ages, tossing others to the alligator in hopes of it eating you last.
September 27, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - With the controversy over DOJ's refusal to prosecute the New Black Panther Party thugs who terrorized Philadelphia voters during the 2008 presidential election still growing, the testimony of a career Justice Dept. lawyer, Christopher Coates, has in large part been ignored by those to whom it should matter.
Of course there is a reason, Coates' September 24 statement to the Civil Rights Division [answering a previously issued subpoena to which DOJ had counseled non-compliance] charges the agency withy a long and continuing pattern of racial bias/discrimination against non-minority plaintiffs, a mindset clearly on display in DOJ's failure to prosecute the New Black Panthers simply because they are black.
The substance of Coates' testimony alleges a palpable anti-white bias at CRD. That this career official is bringing these serious allegations is all the more notable in that previous to his hiring by the Clinton admin. in 1996, he served as an ACLU voting rights attorney and therefore not a raving "rightie."
According to Coates, until very recently the Civil Rights Division operated exclusively as a provenance of institutional racism directed against whites in the enforcement of voting rights, "...prior to the filing of the Brown case in 2005 [a particularly egregious matter involving anti-white bias by the chair of the Noxubee County, MS, Ike Brown, see, Ed Morrissey, Hot Air, http://hotair.com/archives/2010/09/24/coates-obama-appointee-told-me-to-stop-pursuing-race-neutral-enforcement-of-voting-rights-act/] the CRD had never filed a single case under the VRA [Voting Rights Act] in which it claimed that white voters had been subjected to racial discrimination by defendants who were African American...Opposition within the Voting Section was widespread to taking actions under the VRA on hehalf of white voters in Noxubee County..." [source, Coates's testimony before CRD, http://www.usccr.gov/NBPH/TestimonyChristopherCoates_09-24-10.pdf, p. 3]
It is against this widespread antipathy against even entertaining the cases of white plaintiffs in these types of cases that Holder's DOJ is best understood, and the picture it presents isn't pretty.
By CAMILLE GIGLIO
September 27, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - The Media is reporting on Governor Schwarzenegger's bill signing activities but they seem to have overlooked several the creation of several new laws on health and education affecting families.
Seven bills were signed advancing state compliance with federal Race to the Top standards for all students. SB1, Darrell Steinberg, Race-to-the-Top, authorizes the state to accept the federal stimulus dollars to cover the non-existent state funds for the social programs "we the people" don't want. One of those compliances sets limits to the freedom of speech on school campuses, SB 438, Charter School speech, and ACR 82, Public Education: Discrimination Free Zones.
The governor also signed AB 1901 targeting revisions to the Postsecondary Education Master Plan. This will facilitate implementation of the intent of two other bills awaiting the Governor's signature, AB 867, Pedro Nava, California State University: Doctor of Nursing Practice, and AB 2385, John Perez, Innovative Nursing and Health Care Professions.
Nava's bill will expand and expedite doctorate degrees for nurses. They, in turn, will be hired by schools(as doctoral professors requiring increased salaries, to train entry level medical workers entering high school academies. These workers, with minimal training will fulfill the federal Workforce Development plans and meet the quotas for jobs demanded by Obama Care.
Perez's bill will create a pilot program to expedite graduating community college "nursing and allied health student[s]" to become qualified for employment in health related fields. These people will, basically, be little more than monitors or trackers of how well you commit yourself to the contract with the health care professionals to meet health, nutrition. weight, exercise, etc. programs.
By WILLIAM MAYER and BEILA RABINOWITZ
September 21, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - In what will prove to be a seminal study, Shariah The Threat To America, Frank Gaffney's Center for Security Policy identifies Shari'a [a "legal-political-military doctrine"] as "the preeminent totalitarian threat of our time."
The 170-plus page document presents for perhaps the first time to Western audiences a definitive, readable and thoroughly documented explanation of how even supposed "moderate Islam," based upon an intent to incrementally introduce elements of Islamic law into the culture, is anathema to Western forms of governance and in the case of America, thoroughly incompatible with the Constitution.
The task force which put together the report was modeled after a similar iconoclastic group report [the "Team B" project] commissioned in 1976 by then Director of CIA, George Herbert Walker Bush, which determined that the Soviet Union was such a threat that the then operative policy of detente had to be supplanted with an aggressive, full-court press keyed on its destruction.
It should go without saying that it was this very strategy, rejecting accommodation with totalitarian communism, which led to the defeat of the Soviet Union.
Elemental in the Team B II findings are that while it might well be possible to effectively battle "kinetic jihad" [active violent terrorism and war-making] that the "stealth jihad" [warfare conducted by internal subversion] poses a far greater long-term threat to liberal democracies.
Stealth jihadists are adept at using the freedoms and rights which we presume to be a human birthright in the West, against the system, all with the intent of slowly chipping away at civil law and custom, eventually replacing it with the totalitarian ideology of Shari'a. This methodology so far has escaped being characterized by mainstream defense professionals and national security experts as an existential threat every bit as real as was the threat posed by communism from the post World War II period through the fall of the Berlin wall and the demise of the Soviet state.
By MANUEL GELDERSTEIN
September 21, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - In the wake of alleged "witchcraft" dabblings by Tea Party darling Christine O'Donnell [GOP candidate for U.S. Senate in Delaware] Tea Party supporters have rushed to her support.
Social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter were abuzz, ignoring the alleged un-electability of Ms. O'Donnell.
Twitter shouted, "Incoming - O'Donnell camp braces against allegations of being ABBA fan, possible concert attendance. Rove, Kristol claim unelectable." as well as, "Desperate Dems call for a public weighing of O'Donnell" [sourced Old Glory Radio]
Similar sentiment reverberated across the internet, not only in the bastions of fed-up conservatives, but also in mainstream news aggregators such the Drudge Report.
By CAMILLE GIGLIO
September 21, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - The Sept. 13, 2010, edition of the East Bay Area's Contra Costa Times carried an original Sacramento Bee article (pg A4) entitled Bills would add Cal State doctorates.
The article reported that certain pieces of legislation, AB 867 by Pedro Nava, Doctor of Nursing Practice, and AB 2382, Bob Blumenfeld, Cal state U, Physical Therapy, have passed to the Governor for disposition.
I had looked at these bills, but not placed them on an "oppose" list. Several bills, beginning with the last term, have attempted to raise the status and pay grade of certain educators in the health care fields. These two bills are heavily supported by Nursing Associations and educators as one might suspect.
These bills are listed as education bills, but, in fact, they should be listed under Workforce development because they pertain more to job placements and salary increases than they do education.
The main thrust of these bills is to prepare large numbers of medical support workers; office staff, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, technicians, etc (not so much doctors) as quickly as possible to prepare for the presumed flood of new and frequently returning patients/clients when Obama Care is fully up and running. Also included in AB 862 is the authorization to expand the number of colleges and Universities in California that can offer Doctorate degrees to members of the Nursing profession.
September 14, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Today the French Senate voted to ban the wearing of long burqa-esque veils in public. The overwhelming vote [246-1, but with abstentions] combined with a previous vote by the Assembly means that upon the signature of president Sarkozy, the ban will go into effect.
Though the new legislation could conceivably be blocked by the country's Constitutional Council, given the widespread public support for the measure that outcome seems unlikely.
Today's vote highlights a struggle playing out across the continent, pitting small "L" liberal values such as religious accommodation against demands by Islamists to force civil governments into Shari'a compliance. A key component of Shari'a is the establishment of an Islamic caliphate, a theocracy.
September 14, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - A press release filed today and appearing on the ACLU website [http://www.aclu.org/national-security/ccr-and-aclu-response-report-government-will-bring-charges-against-anwar-al-aulaqi] reads in part, "In August, the American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) filed a lawsuit challenging the government's asserted authority to carry out "targeted killings" of U.S. citizens located far from any armed conflict zone. The groups were retained by Nasser Al-Aulaqi to bring the lawsuit in connection with the government's decision to authorize the targeted killing of his son, Anwar Al-Aulaqi. The groups charge that if the government has evidence that a U.S. citizen is involved in terrorist activity, he should be charged with a crime and prosecuted."
In a short period of time, Anwar Al-Awlaki, counselor to terrorists, has become somewhat of a household name, connected in a long chain of associations with nearly every major U.S. incidence of terrorism, from 9/11 through Major Hasan's murderous jihad at Ft. Hood.
September 14, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Quoted as a panel member of an anti-terrorism forum on CNN Sunday, Janet Napolitano again demonstrated the illogic she has brought to the Dept. of Homeland Security. Of course since she merely jumps to her bosses' string pulling, the real blame lies at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, but the point remains.
On Sunday she said, "...One of the things we have been focused on is really getting preparation for and the ability to respond to threats of any kind...Well, it means that, first of all, it's more dispersed. Secondly, you know, a big conspiracy, you have opportunities to intercept, to hear about, to learn about ahead of time. When you have individuals or small groups, that's much more difficult. And thirdly, our ability to collect intelligence is much more limited when U.S. persons are involved than, say, internationally. And so, you know, there are all kinds of different things that go into play. And I think what Michael said is right. We're not talking about huge numbers all across the country, but what we are talking about is an ever-evolving threat that has not kept the United States immune. There are U.S. persons now involved. And that means the Department of Homeland Security itself has had to evolve." [source, CNN transcripts September 12, 2010, http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1009/12/sotu.01.html]
There are two major defects in the Obama/Napolitano approach.
1. The relative ease with which a conspiracy can be uncovered is less dependent on its size and far more a condition of looking in the right place for its existence in the first place.
September 13, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - In yet another looming defeat for team Obama we find - according to the LA Times [http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-iraq-qaeda-20100913,0,2035120.story] - that al-Qaeda, thought essentially defeated, has made a major reappearance in the war torn country, taking advantage of governmental disorganization and an absence of a U.S. combat presence.
In today's piece, Ned Parker reports, "Once vanquished by Janabi and other Sunni Arab fighters who joined the U.S.-backed Awakening movement, the Islamic militant group is carving out new sanctuaries here."
By WILLIAM MAYER
September 9, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Glancing at abstracts of the top news stories over the last few days one might get the impression that Western Civilization might end this weekend if a few misguided nabobs in Florida put the match to a Qur'an as a show of protest over the Muslim terror attack which took place 9 years ago this Saturday.
The level of outrage is so over-the-top as to be ridiculous even within the multicultural philosophical wasteland that the West has become.
The desire of the media to present America as a bigoted country is all over this non-controversy as it has been over previous events of a similar nature.
Can one forget Newsweek's breathlessly spreading the fable [written by Michael Isikoff] that Qur'ans were being flushed down the toilet at the Guantanamo detention center, a story [totally fallacious] which directly led to multiple deaths resulting from the Muslim outrage engendered by the piece?
September 8, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Two Florida men have been arrested in a plot to sell weapons to Palestinian terrorists. The two, Yanny Aguila Urbay and Abdalaziz Aziz Hamayel are residents of Hialeah and had been in contact with an undercover agent after having expressed a desire to obtain hundreds of military type weapons including detonating devices and M-16 rifles.
The plan was supposedly to be funded by parties in the West Bank.
According to the criminal complaint, "Hamayel contacted the confidential source to discuss the weapons and explosives...Hamayel specifically requested a quantity of 300 M-16 rifles, 9 mm handguns, UZI sub-machine guns, silencers and grenades." [source, WSVN, http://www.wsvn.com/news/articles/local/21002159609550/]
By CAMILLE GIGLIO
September 7, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - [Note: All the bills mentioned in this report have passed the California state legislature and are awaiting the Governor's signature. He has until Sept 30 to either sign or veto. A message can be left for the governor at 916-445-2841.
AB354. Juan Arambula, [D- Fresno] Immunizations.
DIGEST: This bill deletes certain age limits for specified childhood immunizations required for admission to specified schools or child care centers, and requires the Department of Public Health to consider the immunization recommendations of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
This five page bill seems simple and straight forward, but it isn't. It is a lot of words designed to hide the fact that the state's legislators seek authority to mandate that schools be responsible for administering vaccinations to your child including HPV2 Cervarix for girls ages 10-25 or HPV 4 Gardasil for boys ages 9-26. That would be compulsory vaccinations without parental consent or notification.
Truly Moderate Muslims Would Embrace First Amendment Rights as Demonstration of Acculturation
September 7, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - In a substantial departure from a policy of remaining aloof on domestic issues, on Monday Afghan theater commander General David Petraeus criticized the intention of a Florida church to burn copies of the Qur'an as a 9/11 statement this coming Saturday, saying "it could endanger troops and it could endanger the overall effort in Afghanistan."
The Gainesville, Florida Dove World Outreach Center plans to carry through with the protest despite mounting criticism and threats.
Two elements of this story are of primary concern.
1. General Petraeus has absolutely no authority to wade into stateside issues, period. It's not in his job description, nor is it wise. General Petraeus has a war to run, one which isn't going particularly well. Though he inherited this war [from Obama's hand-picked commander], the longer he allows the current and thoroughly ridiculous rules of engagement which hobble U.S. forces to remain in effect, the more he paints the United States into a corner from which it can't honorably escape.
2. The leaders of the Dove church have every right to protest the 9th anniversary of the Muslim attack on the United States in whatever manner they deem fit, regardless of how and by whom their actions are criticized, as long as it is consistent with our Constitution.
A nation and culture which celebrates extreme political speech - solemnly declaring a crucifix in a jar of urine, a Piss Christ, as legitimate artistic expression - can certainly be equally tolerant of the burning of a Qur'an.
The efforts of the media and not-so-moderate Muslim leaders to excoriate those who are planning to carry through with this [in our opinion, ill advised] act of protest are fully in keeping with larger efforts to Islamize the West through incrementally making it Shari'a compliant.
It is the right of this society to dictate what constitutes a legitimate demonstration of the freedom of expression, not alien and seditious theocratic ideologies.
September 7, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Muslims blocking streets, putting up barriers and hiring private security guards to enforce their will is now commonplace in the city of Paris and neither Bertrand DelanoŽ, the socialist mayor of Paris nor French president Nicholas Sarkozy are willing to intervene and reintroduce the rule of law.
These actions are being taken to facilitate the five-times-daily that observant Muslims are called upon to pray. Non-Muslims in these neighborhoods are being trapped in their homes, afraid for their lives to leave during the public prayer sessions.
The report of this troubling activity comes exclusively from the Christian Broadcasting Network [see, http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/world/2010/August/Islamization-of-Paris-a-Warning-to-the-West] as other secular media sources are running from the story because it doesn't square with their multicultural narrative.
Officially the French have taken a tough verbal line against Islamism, most recently outlawing the wearing of headscarves in public places and have considered outlawing the head-to-toe covering - the burqa - because of its clear anti-woman overtones. In practice however, the French government doesn't appear to have the will to restore even a modicum of civil order in these increasingly restive neighborhoods which local police now consider "no-go" areas.
By BEILA RABINOWITZ
September 7, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Imam Feiz Muhammed, who is considered to be as influential in Islamist circles as American born al-Qaeda leader Anwar Al-Awlaki, recently called upon Dutch Muslims to behead the leader of country's the Freedom Party, Geert Wilders. Wilders - an MP - is an outspoken and persistent critic of Islamic radicalism. In the past he has suggested that the portions of the Qur'an which are intolerant should be discarded.
Muhammed has a history of making inflamatory, hate filled statements based upon his religion. He purports to be interested in aiding disavantaged youth, having founded the Global Islamic Youth Center in Sydney. The imam's claims that Jews are "pigs," that women rape victims have brought it upon themselves and his defense of violent jihad have served to delineate his fundamentalist Wahhabism.
Muhammed's video which was placed on the website of the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, where he can be hear calling Wilders "Satan" and "a filthy dirty politician" saying that for "anyone that mocks Islam...the punishment...is...death...you chop his head off."
It was the newspaper which informed Wilders of the threat. He expressed shock that that the National Coordinator for Counter Terrorism [NCTB] and the Dutch Secret Service [AIVD] did not warn him before the event was called to his attention by the media.
According to Ronald Sandee, the director of an anti-terrorism organization "the threat against Wilders must be taken extremely seriously." [source, http://www.telegraaf.nl/binnenland/7544764/__Haatprediker__dood_aan_Wilders__.html?p=5,1]
By CAMILLE GIGLIO
September 2, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Do we have to get these bills passed so we can see what's in them, to paraphrase that infamous Nancy Pelosi tongue-in-cheek statement?
The state legislative term is over for this year. Many of the bills, which seriously impact the privacy rights of children and families, have succeeded in passing out of the legislature and are on their way to governor Schwarzenegger. The Governor has thirty days to either sign or veto this group of bills as of September 1.
There are eleven bills of interest for their focus on children's health and educational futures and the right of parents to remain in authority over their children. All of these bills need to be vetoed, not just allowed to become law without the Governor's signature.
September 2, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - The specter of a full-fledged run on the assets of Afghanistan's Kabul bank [the country's largest private financial institution] does not bode well for the reputation of Hamid Karzai and threatens to further destabilize the troubled nation at a time when its fate turns on the success of military operations now underway against the Taliban.
The bank was founded [and is now chaired] by Sherkhan Farnood, a world-class poker player, five years ago and now operates under the suspicion of what the few American news sources who have followed the matter call, "a crony capitalism that enriches politically connected insiders and dismays the Afghan populace." [source, Andrew Higgins, "In Afghanistan, signs of crony capitalism," Washington Post, February 22, 2010, http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp dyn/content/article/2010/02/21/AR2010022104317.html]
By BEILA RABINOWITZ
September 1, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Muslims are cynically exploiting the commemoration of 911 to mount a nation-wide PR campaign called "Muslim Serve Initiative." The program is endorsed by among others CAIR [Council on American Islamic Relations] an un-indicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation Hamas funding trial in which the defendants were found guilty on all 108 counts.
According to "A Call to Action" on the ISNA [also an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation prosecution] website Muslims should exploit 911 via public service and "interfaith" [dawa - Islamic proselytizing] activities in order to generate positive news reportage.
By EMERSON VERMAAT
September 1, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Feisal Abdul Rauf is the chairman of the so-called "Cordoba Initiative", which officially describes itself as "a non-partisan and multi-national project that works with state and non-state actors to improve Muslim-West relations." But the New York imam now plans the construction of a highly controversial 13-story "Cordoba House," a mosque/Islamic Center, just two blocks away from "Ground Zero," the site of the 9/11 attacks in New York.
Why do the initiators use the name Cordoba?
Cordoba is a city in Southern Spain which was once occupied by Muslims. It was then the glorious capital of the Muslim caliphate (Islamic theocracy or rule) and known as "the Mecca of the West." The name then given to the Spanish territories under Muslim rule (711-1492) was "Al-Andalus." Between 1609 and 1614, 296,000 Muslims were expelled from Spain, back to North Africa where they had originally come from.
What is imam Feisal Abdul Rauf's real agenda? Establishing a kind of Muslim caliphate in part of the U.S.? He is a known supporter of Shari'a law. Hamas, designated by the U.S. State Department as a terrorist organization, insisted Muslims "have to build" the mosque near Ground Zero. "Muslims around the world, including, those who live in this country, are united in a common cause," Hamas leader and co-founder Mahmoud Al-Zahar said. Abdul Rauf refused to describe Hamas as a terrorist organization earlier this summer. Hamas, too, wants to establish an Islamic caliphate. Hamas is the Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist group that supported the Nazi cause between 1939 and 1945. There are number of Muslim Brotherhood front organizations in the United States. One of these is the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). CAIR also welcomed the plans to build a huge Islamic Cultural Center near Ground Zero. Another Muslim Brotherhood front organization in the U.S. is the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT). NAIT played a key role in funding Islamist activities in the U.S