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75 Virgins if you _Just_ kill yourself

Dear Mr. Homicide Bomber,

Whether your weapon is a belt, a bus, a car, or an ambulance, I would like to make you an offer on behalf of the West.

You can have 75 virgins if you’ll just kill yourself. That’s 4 more virgins for simply putting a gun to your own head, or taking the bomb to an unpopulated culvert and detonating it there.

It’s important that you succeed. You are welcome to film it or not, to do the suicide note, or not. But it is important that the event ends with your demise. Otherwise, the 4 virgins are off the table.

Thanks,

The West

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October 20, 2006 Posted by | GWOT, Philosophy - General, Terrorists | 2 Comments

The Disputed “Path to 9-11” Scenes

Red State has the disputed videos available in Quicktime format. As I won’t destroy my computer by loading this demon application, I won’t be able to watch until somebody gets it in an open format. RS also links the letters that the Clinton Lawyers sent to Bob Iger, head of ABC. I reproduce chunks of the entire text here because it looks like the site is getting deluged and service is spotty.

Dear Bob, Despite press reports that ABC/Disney has made changes in the content and marketing of “The Path to 9/11,” we remailn concerned about the false impression that airing the show will leave on the public. Labelng the show as “fiction” does not meet your responsibility to the victims of the September 11th attacks, their families, the hard work of the 9/11 Commission, or to the American people as a whole.

How does this work exactly? What should ABC have labeled this? – Shitty Fiction? Is there some categorization for “Making my boss look bad?” No, what is really being set up here is the moral highground. This is like doing it for The Children ®

At a moment when we should be debating how to make the nation safer by implementing the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission, …

Sorry … Stop the tape. If I didn’t know this was written by Clinton’s lawyers, I could have told you that this was written by Clinton’s lawyers. This is almost verbatim, “I need to get back to doing the work of the President for the good of this country.” The arrogance is astonishing.

…”The Path to 9/11″ calls into question the accuracy of the Commission’s report and whether fabricated scenes are, in fact, an accurate portrayal of history. Indeed, the millions spent on the production of this fictional drama would have been better spent informing the public about the Commission’s actual findings and the many recommendations that have yet to be acted upon. Unlike this film, that would have been a tremendous service to the public.

Of course, no one was that concerned about Reagan or F911. But the real issue is whether any of this would have been a problem if Clinton’s team hadn’t been portrayed as incompetent and unfocused (allegedly – just like Clinton’s team, I still haven’t seen the movie either). As I said earlier, the problem is not the dramatization, it’s what’s being dramatized. The truth hurts.

Although our request for an advance copy of the film has been repeatedly denied, it is all too clear that our objections to “The Path to 9/11” are valid and corroborated by those familiar with the film and intimately involved in its production.

QED

You know, I have no clue what my wife is giving me for Christmas, but I’m pretty sure that it’s going to suck. And I’ll go ahead to file for divorce because I know this thing. NOT. Because I live in a little place I like to call reality.

Continued after the bump …

Updates: Allah has the blogo-perspective on the videos.

And WND has Clinton’s aide Buzz Patterson saying that the film is correct (more on this below).
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September 10, 2006 Posted by | GWOT, Philosophy of the Commons, Politics, Terrorists | Leave a comment

Hezbollah: Public Enemy #1

Let me just throw this out … the number one (#1) terrorist enemy of the US is not Al Quaeda. It is Hezbollah.

Consider:

  • Apart from September 11, Hezbollah has killed more Americans than any other terrorist organization.
  • Apart from Al Quaeda, no other terrorist organization has the depth and scope that Hezbollah has. Consider the international presence – Hezbollah is in Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and has deep root in South America.

For what it’s worth, i think this is exactly why the Bush administration has always called this the War on Terror instead of the War on Al Quaeda. And I think this is why there is general dismissiveness in the intelligence community about the nature of Bin Laden – he’s a cog in the machine, and due to recent efforts, a pretty small one.

Now, they are promising to re-arm for a fight in Gaza

Israel’s spy chief has given a warning that Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip are garnering increasing numbers of weapons and tactical expertise from Hezbollah fighters since the war in southern Lebanon erupted earlier this summer.

Thank God they don’t collaborate.

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September 3, 2006 Posted by | GWOT, Terrorists | 1 Comment